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Vandalism attack at allotment leaves foodbank gardeners shocked

THIS week, reader Baiba Leimane has contacted us about vandalism on the 226 plot allotments, located on Moss Road, Southport. If you have any information that can help identify those responsible for this, please contact the Lancashire Constabulary, on:- 01282472107, using reference :- '04/167430/20.' Baiba told us that:- "I'm very upset. Our gardens were demolished, vandalised. It happens every year when it starts to become dark outside, but it has never been as devastating as this year. Last year was the same, but different area of the allotments. I have chosen this time to talk about it, because I wanted it to stop. Maybe they'll listen to me...


Plant nursery near Southport launches Christmas Drive Thru to support local firms

THE contactless, Covid safe event will take place, on Saturday, 12 December 2020, at Happy Plants, on Southport Old Road, in Formby; strictly by appointment only. The firm provides wholesale plants to garden centres. Customers will be able to buy goods from...


Sefton libraries publish WWII booklet in aid of Poppy Appeal

SEFTON Council's Library Service is marking this year's 75th Anniversary of the end of the 2nd World War with the publication of a special booklet that unearths incredible stories from across the Borough during the war years. The new publication Sefton, at War...


The most enchanted musical of all time has been re-imagined in a brand new production

DISNEY'S beloved Olivier Award winning stage musical Beauty and the Beast is to be re-imagined and re-designed in a completely new production staged by the original award winning creative team at:- The Bristol Hippodrome, in 2019, as part of a UK tour.  This...


World famous writer supports local Author


THE next instalment of local Author Graham Parry's award winning book series:- 'Alder' is due for release on 17 November 2020, and its launch is being heralded by a world famous, best selling Author. The new book:- 'Return to Alder' follows the exploits of Pippa and her trip to the magical kingdom of Alder...


New drive through testing site opened on Liverpool

A new drive through Coronavirus testing facility has opened for those with symptoms to book appointments at the:- Heath Road, South Car Park, part of The Heath Business and Technical Park, Runcorn, WA7 4QQ, in Liverpool as part of...


Morrisons to introduce service to deed self isolating School kids!

THE UK supermarket chain, Morrisons, has launched a new meal delivery service for Schools that are feeding primary School children who...


Minister and Gambling Commission and Minister for Sports, Tourism and Heritage voice support for 'Safer Gambling Week 2020'

BOTH Nigel Huddleston, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, and Gambling...


Ambitious ₤50million proposals to regenerate Southport have been welcomed by Town MP Damien Moore

THE Southport Conservative MP says he is excited by the Southport Town Deal submission which will kickstart a wider ₤400m investment...


National Lockdown Forces Date Change For BTR Virtual Liverpool Santa Dash

THE latest Coronavirus national Lockdown has forced a date change for the BTR Virtual Liverpool Santa Dash this December 2020. Organisers BTR Liverpool announced in September that the annual festive spectacular would this year change format to become a virtual event due to the ongoing global pandemic and strict social distancing guidelines. However, as the country in now in it's 2nd Lockdown, the BTR team find themselves having to adapt the event once again. The BTR Virtual Liverpool...


The ₤200 million David Attenborough has left the Mersey

WE took a last look at Sir David Attenborough, as it headed out of the river Mersey and into the Irish Sea.  This video is of the ship pasting the historic ship testing marker, at Lifeboat Road, Formby Point, on 3 November 2020...


Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service employee wins prestigious Spirit of Fire Award

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service Project Officer, Collaboration and Interoperability, Emma Satchell, has today won a prestigious Spirit of Fire award at a virtual ceremony...


Everyone who lives and works in Liverpool is encouraged to go and get tested

EVERYONE in Liverpool is being asked to get tested, but there is specific emphasis in...


The names of the 12 giant Nutcrackers to appear in Southport this Christmas have been revealed!

THE Southport BID ran a fun competition to name the fun festive figures, which will...


Royal College of Occupational Therapists launches careers diversity campaign

AS part of Occupational Therapy Week 2020, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) has launched a campaign to inspire people from all backgrounds to become occupational therapists. Although there are over 41,000 occupational therapists, across the UK...

People with diabetes from Southport invited to 'vital' online educational event

PEOPLE from Southport can get a "front row seat" and exclusive access to hear from some of the leading voices in the world of diabetes as part of World Diabetes Day.  On Saturday, 14 November 2020, which is also World Diabetes Day, Diabetes Professional Care (DPC2020), the UK's leading event for diabetes...


"Restoring rail services between Southport, Preston and Ormskirk is vital for the local economy" says MP Damien Moore

RESTORING rail services between Southport, Preston and Ormskirk is vital for the local economy in the Region, says MP Damien Moore.  The Southport Conservative MP praised the cross party determination to restore the vital transport links which...


Wilko Stores to remain open over 2nd Lockdown

ALL Wilko Stores will remain open throughout the Liverpool City Region and Merseyside during the 2nd Lockdown in England, which is currently scheduled to run until 4 November 2020 until 2 December 2020, so families can easily and safely shop for the non-food essentials they need. Having been named an...


Celebrate India's 'Festival Of Lights' from the comfort of your home

SPANNING over several days Diwali, the:- 'Festival of Lights,' is among the most celebrated dates In the Hindu calendar. But, like many other religious events, the Hindu festival has been disrupted by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Fortunately, our Lockdown saviour the live stream Is...


SP Energy Networks Seeks Participants for Major Electric Vehicle Charging Trial

SP Energy Networks is seeking participants to take part in a major trial of an innovative electric vehicle (EV) charging solution across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Shropshire, and North and Mid-Wales. The trial will evaluate the performance of 'smart charging connections...'


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