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Did you see the "extremely reckless" explosive ATM theft in Southport?

MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives are now investigating ATM theft, that took place in Southport, at around 2.10am, on Sunday, 25 October 2020. We are told that Merseyside Police Officers and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Services (MFRS) were called to WH Smith, on Chapel Street, Southport, after an alarm was activated. On attendance, it was established that access had been gained to an ATM machine with an explosive device being used. An unknown quantity of cash was stolen. Following the...


NHS services are still here for you when you need it

PEOPLE in Sefton are being reminded that NHS services are still there for those who need them, despite the new Government tier 3 restrictions in place for the area due to the increased number of Coronavirus (Covid19) cases...


Southport restaurant inspired by Marcus Rashford to offer free meals to children this ½ Term

A local restaurant in Southport is offering a free meal to any child who needs it this October ½ Term. La Tabella, on Botanic Road in Churchtown Village...


Kids Eat For Free At Marco Pierre White's Liverpool Restaurant This ½ Term

BELEAGUERED parents looking for ideas to keep the children busy during the ½ Term holidays can head to the Marco Pierre White restaurant which is located at Hotel...


Boost for Baltic in bid for new Train Station and park

A new masterplan for 1 of the UK's creative hot spots has been endorsed; which could soon lead to Liverpool's 1st new Train Station and public park of the 21st century. Liverpool City Council's Cabinet has approved the...


Liverpool's world famous St George's Plateau is to be extended as part of a ₤47M upgrade to the City Centre's road network

A major gateway into Liverpool is undergoing a radical revamp! Lime Street, famous for its Train Station, is to be reduced to a single carriageway in each direction as part of a wider ₤47m upgrade to Liverpool City...


Readers photos - Batman filming Liverpool
Photos by Mark Lee...

MARK Lee was 1 of the many people who popped over to take a look at the filming of the new Batman taking place in Liverpool.  These are a few of the photos he kindly sent...


Night workers in the North West deserve better pay and conditions

AS the clocks went back to mark the beginning of winter, the TUC is calling for better pay and conditions for night workers; including the 231,000 key workers who regularly work nights in the North West. New analysis published by the Union body reveals that 1 in...


LGA statement on Covid19 business grant schemes

RESPONDING to the Chancellor's announcement of a new business grant scheme to be distributed by Councils, Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Resources Board, said:- "It is Councils who are leading local efforts to...


Southport MP joins Police on dawn raids

MP Damien Moore has praised Merseyside Police Officers as he joined them for a series of drugs raids in Southport on Thursday, 22 October 2020. The Southport MP said that he was impressed as he watched the Officers swoop to arrest a number of people during dawn raids which were carried out across the Sefton and Liverpool area. Merseyside Police have since charged 11 people with conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B drugs after...


Royal Albert Dock Liverpool is now twinkling the nights away

AS the nights become longer and the clocks turn back on Sunday, 25 October 2020, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool become 1 of the City's most scenic evening locations, as each of its 86 iconic columns are illuminated with over 1...


Strawberry Field launches a local search for Liverpool's most inspirational 'People of Peace' in inaugural awards

TO mark what would have been the 80th birthday of John Lennon on 9 October 2020, the team at Strawberry Field...


MP welcomes the announcement Southport Football Club and other National League clubs will get a ₤10 million funding

SOUTHPORT'S Conservative MP Damien Moore, has said that he is pleased to see that the emergency support will ensure that 66 clubs in the 5th and 6 tiers of English...


RNIB launches Sensory Scavenger Hunt activity pack for children across the North West

THE Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has launched an exciting new Sensory Scavenger Hunt activity pack to keep...


A-Level students receive Gold Crest Awards as part of Nuffield Research Programme

3 Hugh Baird College A-Level students have successfully completed the Nuffield Research Placement and will each receive a Gold Crest Award.  Mia Hankinson, Theresa Okunbor and David Campbell each attended...


New chief exec for Innovation Agency

THE Innovation Agency has appointed Dr Phil Jennings as Chief Executive, 4 years after he joined the organisation as Medical Director, later becoming Deputy Chief Executive. Phil takes charge...


Act now 'to resolve employee issues post-Brexit'

EMPLOYERS across Merseyside are being advised by leading Regional law firm Napthens to make vital checks to their staffing ahead of changes to immigration policies as a result of...


Julia and Hans Rausing Trust awards Galloway's ₤120,330 to continue providing vital support for people with sight loss

SIGHT loss charity Galloway's is celebrating its biggest ever grant donation this year, after being awarded a staggering ₤120,330 from The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust. The...


New refuse and recycling collections for Sefton

CHANGES to Sefton's refuse and recycling service mean residents at thousands of homes across the borough will receive new brown and grey wheeled bins. The bins replace sacks previously delivered to residents and will be collected on alternate weeks, with brown recycling bins collected 1 week and grey residual bins collected the next.  Around 4,000 households in:- Linacre, Derby, Litherland, Ford, Church, Blundellsands, Netherton and Orrell and Victoria are receiving bins...


Metro Mayor and BAME Community Leaders launch Race Equality Programme for Liverpool City Region

METRO Mayor Steve Rotheram and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community leaders have announced the establishment of a Race Equality Programme for the Liverpool City Region. The new pan-City Region programme will bring together leaders from the Combined Authority, Local Government, community organisations, business and...

Sefton Council is encouraging the Borough's artists to enter the 2020 Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards

SEFTON Council is encouraging the Borough's artists as well as arts organisations and other community groups to get their nominations in for the 2020 Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards.  Due to be announced in February 2021, the Awards will celebrate Liverpool City...


Nesta's Challenge to support workers in Liverpool impacted by Covid19

NEW research from innovation foundation Nesta reveals that 37% of workers in Liverpool feel their job is less secure than before the Pandemic. The research, conducted across the UK, found this worry is not just limited to job security. 2 in 5 (40%) workers in Liverpool feel less financially secure than before the Pandemic, while 40% say a 2nd lockdown would send them over the edge financially (compared to)...


Green Party Backs National Community Energy Campaign

THE Green Party and campaign group 'Power for People' are calling on the Government to create a right to clean community energy in law. They say it would help rebuild local economies whilst increasing clean energy generation.  Under the proposal, known as the Local Electricity Bill, a new:- 'Right to Local Supply' of energy would empower community energy companies to sell locally generated electricity directly to local...


Housing 1st programme in Liverpool City Region scales up for next phase

METRO Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced a boost for the City Region's innovative Housing 1st programme, so it can support more homeless people with complex needs to live in their own homes. The programme has recruited more staff, who will be based across the City Region, and will work with more than 200 homeless people over the next 18 months. Steve Rotheram...

Liverpool's business leaders are calling on everyone across the Region to unite and "support local..."

THE call comes after Liverpool City Region was moved to Tier 3 to help fight the Pandemic. Led by Liverpool ONE, Liverpool BID, Visit Liverpool and Marketing Liverpool, the:- "Help Campaign" is calling on businesses and local people to help each another by supporting:- local retailers, restaurants and cafés. While there may be restrictions in place, Liverpool and its...


Exclusive interviews with both Director and the star of Philiohobia

ON 30 October 2020, UK cinemas will be screening of a multi award winning independent film, that is the debut feature film from young Writer and Director Guy Davies, called:- "Philophobia." This production was Set and filmed in his home town of Stroud in the Gloucestershire countryside it is an authentic coming of age romance rooted in experience. So what is the connection to this film and Liverpool, other than it will be showing at the Showcase de...






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