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Bars closed again in Southport, UK, due to Covid19 - Liverpool City Region Tier
DUE to a rising number of Coronavirus cases, the Liverpool
City Region was the first Region in the UK to be placed under Tier Three, the
“very high risk” category. Since Wednesday, 14 October 2020, under
the new rules introduced by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, businesses have
been forced to close and people's daily lives have been massively impacted,
within the Region. The main businesses affected are:- pubs, bars, casinos,
betting shops, gyms, and leisure centres, along with adult gaming centres, all
have been forced to close for at...
Pop up self service library
box in Formby
the last few weeks, readers have spotted a very colourful converted postbox
that has appeared in Formby, on Raven Meols Lane, Formby. This box
contains a self survive book lending scheme. We...
Public consultation into
changes proposed for the Highway Code
THE current public consultation
into changes proposed for the Highway Code to introduce a hierarchy of road users
is closing at the end of October, but a new study by Admiral
MultiCover has already revealed that 63% of road...
Practice expand into new premises
A Southport architect practice
has recently expanded into a new commercial premises to meet its growing order
book, backed by financial support from Barclays. Clayton Architecture, based in...
TV presenter Matt Allwright
joins Crimestoppers in helping the public in the North West to spot signs of
SUPPORT comes as charity launches
the Crimestoppers COVID Fraud Hotline and appeals for public to report
anonymously those illegally...
St Helens Theatre Royal have
been successful with their Covid19 Culture Recovery Fund bid
ST Helens Theatre Royal have been successful in their
bid for funds from the Government 's ₤1.57 billion Covid19 Culture Recovery
Fund. he news was announced as part of the...
MP Damien Moore has sent his
best wishes to St Teresa's Catholic Infant and Nursery School
SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore has
sent his best wishes to St Teresa's Catholic Infant and Nursery School, in
Birkdale, after they welcomed in a new Headteacher. Mrs Morton has taken over
the reins at 1 of the oldest...
Captain Sir Tom Moore
presented with 1st Veterans' Railcard
MILITARY veterans of every
generation will soon benefit from cut price rail travel, Transport Secretary
Grant Shapps announced today, as he presented Captain Sir Tom Moore with the
very 1st Veteran Railcard. Aimed at...
Southport rail campaigners
upset by Councillors trying to claim credit disabled access at local railway
SOUTHPORT rail campaigners who
have secured vital disabled access at one of the Town's Railway Stations say..
in Liverpool City Centre
MORE and more big films are being
shot in Liverpool, we are getting used to it. Even the Coronavirus Pandemic
hasn't stopped the cameras rolling... On a side note, how many of you know that
Ainsdale was regarded as the UK's Hollywood, before the Second World War... No,
we are not talking about Sean Bean's TV series transforming the Ainsdale
pinewoods into a Second World War army camp. Also, no, we are not talking about
Nutcrackers set to return to
Southport this Christmas
THE iconic Nutcrackers will make
a welcome return to Southport this Christmas with people urged to support local
businesses over the festive...
MP Damien Moore is urging
people to dispose of their face masks responsibly
THE Conservative MP for Southport
said he has been contacted by dozens of local residents, appalled at seeing
discarded masks lying on the floor across the area. Southport and the rest of
the Liverpool City Region is today under new Tier Three restrictions, following
a sharp rise in positive Covid-19...
Secure Empty Property join
SECURE Empty Property, in
Lancashire, are delighted to announce that they have joined the British Security
Industry Association (BSIA). The BSIA is the trade association for the
professional security industry in the UK and underlines the company's commitment
to quality and service delivery. The firm's membership...
54,800 customers claim tax
relief for working from home
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has
received more than 54,800 claims from customers using a new online portal which
allows workers to claim tax relief for working at home. Launched on 1 October
2020, the online portal is simple to use and has been set up to process tax
relief on additional expenses for employed workers who have been told to work
from home by their employer to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. From 6 April
2020, employers have been able to pay...
Next steps announced to
boost road safety and close mobile phone loophole
PEOPLE using a hand held mobile
phone in all circumstances while driving will be breaking the law, under new
Government plans unveiled by Roads Minister Baroness Vere on Saturday, 17
October 2020, to close a legislation loophole and improve road safety. It's
already a criminal offence to use a hand held mobile phone to call or text while
driving, but not for other actions such as taking photos. While still
distracting, drivers have...
36% of North West businesses
have a plan in place for a localised lockdown
A study reveals that only 36% of
North West businesses have a plan in place for a localised lockdown, and 36%
have plans in place to deal with the 2nd wave. Larger firms are slightly better
prepared for localised lockdowns at 45% and a 2nd wave at 39% than SMEs, but the
figures are still under ½
of businesses. The report, entitled:- 'Better Business Resilience,'
was commissioned by Driving for Better Business (DfBB), the Government
-backed Highways England...
Hate crimes against LGTBQ+
people up nearly 20%, new statistics reveal
THE Liberal Democrats have warned
of a:- "systemic targeting of the LGBTQ+ community" as hate crimes
against the LGBTQ+ community are up nearly 20% this year, new statistics have
uncovered. Statistics released by the Home Office, on 13 October 2020, reveals
that hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation increased by the largest
percentage of any group, 19% from 13,314 incidents to 15,800. Hate crimes
against people who identify as transgender also...
MP blasts Government over
handling of multi million pound PPE contracts
MP Bill Esterson has blasted the
Government for giving a Merseyside based PPE provider "months of the run
around" while handing a ₤122m contract to a firm with links to a
Conservative peer and no history of producing PPE. The MP for Sefton Central
demanded to know why the Government had handed the huge contract, which was not
put out to public tender for the supply of 25 million gowns to PPE Medpro, which
was set up in May this year by a former...
Showcase Cinemas in
Liverpool are all set to screen their 1st Christmas film of 2020 in the UK
CHRISTMAS is coming early to the
UK this month as Showcase Cinemas is set to bring some much needed seasonal
magic to the nation with the Macaulay Culkin cult hit Home Alone. For 1 day
only, on Sunday, 25 October 2020, Showcase Cinema de Lux Liverpool will be
screening the UK's favourite Christmas blockbuster, giving film fans the chance
to start the season of goodwill early and in style. Home Alone 1st hit the big...
New local testing sites
opened in Liverpool
A new walk through Coronavirus
testing facility is to open for those with symptoms to book appointments, at
Walton Hall Park, Walton Hall Avenue, in Liverpool, as part of the Government 's
UK wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of Coronavirus testing
for local communities. Testing is available only for those with Coronavirus
symptoms; a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to
your sense of smell or taste...
Animals meet amateur
dramatics at Knowsley Safari
KNOWSLEY Safari is giving amateur
dramatics the animal treatment with its new:- ‘Safari Guides’
activity sessions for children. The 1 day workshops draw on the strengths and
attributes of a safari tour guide to help develop communication skills and
inspire self confidence by bringing together learning about nature and drama.
Children aged seven to ten years old will be able to find out more about
wildlife and conservation, while also perfecting presentation and...
Care England comments on
'State of Care Report'
CARE England, the largest
representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has welcomed
the publication of the Care Quality Commission's annual assessment of health
care and social care in England. Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive
of Care England, says:- "Although this year's State of Care Report makes a
raft of important recommendations including a new deal for the adult social care
workforce, it is disappointing to note that..."
Black and Asian families can
benefit from Barnardo’s new helpline
THE arrival of autumn has been a
difficult time for children and families with the impact of Covid19 once again
affecting all of our lives with new social restrictions and increased
uncertainty. At Barnardo’s we know that families in Black, Asian, and minority
ethnic communities have been hit hardest by the virus. Official statistics show
Black people are four times more likely to die of the virus compared to white
people, while the pandemic and
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