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Fire service calls on public to make fire safety a priority this winter

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) is urging people to make fire safety a priority this winter following a serious house fire, in Kensington. Firefighters were called to Esher Road, in Kensington, Liverpool, on Sunday, 8 November 2020. 3 fire engines were needed to tackle the fire, which is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault. Thankfully no 1 was seriously injured in the blaze, although a family pet sadly died and the house was left badly damaged. MFRS attended 350 accidental fires in the home between October 2019 and the end of...


Introducing the new Mr Liverpool City Region 2020/2021
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THIS year is a very odd year with the Miss Liverpool City Region Heats still rolling on, but we can now reveal the name of the new Mr Liverpool City Region, who is from the Wirral, 21 year old, Jake...


UK's biggest food collection is vital this year as charities face a Covid19 Christmas

SHOPPERS across Merseyside are being urged to donate to the UK's biggest food collection and support the Trussell Trust and FareShare as they help people in crisis amid the Covid19 Pandemic this Christmas. The Tesco Food...


Liverpool ONE Takes Christmas To The Community

LIVERPOOL'S true community spirit is set to shine brighter than ever this festive season with the illumination of the giant tree and famous reindeers at Liverpool ONE. Specialist drone footage has been captured for the 1st time ever this year as the Christmas lights are turned on and...


Swimmers take the plunge and 'bake a difference' for local cancer charity

CANCER charity Maggie's Merseyside is encouraging people to host socially distanced or virtual get together around their kitchen table and fundraise for their centre on the Wirral. Hundreds of Kitchen Table Days will be held nationwide this month, all the while raising money...


Help the Hospice sparkle this Christmas

PATIENTS will able to see sparkling Christmas trees from their rooms at St Joseph's Hospice during this coming festive season. The Sparkle for St Joseph's project will give local businesses and organisations the opportunity to give the gift of Christmas...


UK anti lockdown protesters clash with Police in both Liverpool and Bristol
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ON Saturday, 14 November 2020, a few hundred people brought shame to Liverpool and Bristol, defying warnings that they could be fined for violating Covid19 restrictions, and clashes with Police leading to dozens of arrests...


Radio City launches:- "Mission Christmas 2020"

LIVERPOOL'S Radio City have launched 2020's "Mission Christmas" appeal and invited listeners and locals to buy 1 extra gift to help thousands of disadvantaged children in Liverpool, North West and North Wales.  The largest Christmas toy appeal in the UK, Mission Christmas is an annual campaign run by Cash for Kids which is supported by Bauer Radio's Regional...


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Southport set to sparkle as work begins to replace mile of lights along historic Lord Street
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WORK has begun on a sparkling scheme to provide new decorative lighting along an historic mile long shopping boulevard in the North West. The provision of new lights along the Victorian Lord Street in Southport has been made possible thanks to Southport BID. The BID and Sefton Council have worked together to secure ₤100,000 through a Government Acceleration Grant, under Southport Town Deal. The BID has provided further match funding for the scheme. Work on the substantial...


Liverpool Hoteliers Support Covid19 Testing
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Marcus Magee - Hilton, Paul Askew - Arts School, Steven Hesketh- The Richmond, Ronald George- Heeton Concept Hotel, Paul Gallon - Crowne Plaza Speke, Enda Rylands - Heywood House, Cyril Bulvestre - Novotel

ON Friday, 13 November 2020, members Of the Liverpool Hospitality Association, arrive at the Covid19 Testing Centre, at the Exibition Centre yesterday, for a group testing. Those taking part in the Mass Testing included some of the high profile GM and...


Dobbies teams up with Teenage Cancer Trust to thank local heroes in Liverpool and Merseyside this Christmas
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DOBBIES, the UK's leading garden centre retailer, has teamed up with Teenage...


Stena Line charts 25 years of success in Belfast

ON 12 November 2020, Stena Line was celebrating the 25th Anniversary of its ferry operations between Great Britain and Belfast, a ¼ of a century that has seen the ferry company carry in excess of 33 million passengers, 7 million cars and almost 7 million freight units on its Belfast...


Local healthcare company tackles 'mask poverty' across Sefton and Liverpool

LOCAL healthcare delivery company Bullens has been delivering a different kind of help to local Food Banks across Sefton and the wider Liverpool area; donating over 5,000 reusable face masks, hand sanitisers and wet wipes to combat 'mask poverty...'


The Big Toy Appeal launches to bring joy to children whose families are struggling to afford Christmas

THE Salvation Army has once again teamed up with The Entertainer, the UK's largest high street toy retailer to deliver presents to children who need them the most in a year when many family budgets have been hit hard. The Big Toy Appeal asks customers to consider...


Urban Splash announces more new businesses to move into the iconic Liverpool Matchworks

THE award winning regeneration company Urban Splash has welcomed more new businesses into the Matchworks estate in South Liverpool, completing deals on 19,000 sq ft of office, studio...


Local residents in Southport are asking Sefton Council to start collecting garden waste throughout the year

THE Local Authority currently collects waste via people's Green Wheelie Bins from March through to November each year. This year's final...


Anfield to provide world famous stage for 'Mental Fitness Match Day' at Rugby Leage World Cup 2021

ANFIELD will have a double header in 2021, including a men's ¼ Final and England Women, to host Mental Fitness Match to promote the importance of strong mental fitness RLWC2021, in partnership with Movember and Rugby League Cares are delivering the:- 'Movember Ahead of the Game' mental...


'Help Us, Help You' campaign urges people not to ignore persistent tummy troubles

PEOPLE with persistent tummy troubles in the North West, including:- diarrhoea, bloating or discomfort in the tummy area, are being urged to get checked for cancer as part of the NHS and Public Health England's 'Help Us, Help You' campaign.  TV adverts and social media posts in the North West will urge people to speak to their GP if they have a symptom including diarrhoea, bloating or discomfort in the tummy area for 3 weeks or...


New eating disorder champion introduced for young people in Knowsley and St Helens

A new role has been created to help young people battling with eating disorders in Knowsley and St Helens to help spot the illness early and provide access to services more quickly. Provided by North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, the 1st Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders (FREED) champion, will work alongside existing eating disorder services at the Trust. They will specifically...


 Steve Rotheram wants your views on the future of jobs, housing and transport across the Region

METRO Mayor Steve Rotheram is calling for people across the Liverpool City Region to have their say and help shape the future of the Region; with big implications for everything from jobs and housing, to transport and health.  Launched on Tuesday, 10 November 2020, the 2nd stage of the "Our Places" consultation will help form the blueprint for the City Region's approach to planning and development for years to...


Combined Authority recognised as 1 of England's Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers

THE Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has been recognised as 1 of the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in England in a new table published detailing the country's outstanding apprenticeship employers. Over 400 employers from a wide range of industries and business sectors entered for the inaugural rankings this year with entries independently assessed and the data used to compile a...


Instagram the platform of choice in grooming crimes recorded during lockdown as NSPCC urges tough legislation in response

INSTAGRAM was the most used platform in child grooming crimes during lockdown, research by the NSPCC suggests. The new data shows there were more than 1,200 online grooming crimes recorded against children in the 3 months, from April to June 2020, with the true scale of the problem likely to be much higher. The figures reveal how Instagram is increasingly being exploited...





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