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Southport BID encourages
people support local businesses safely in the run up to Christmas
PEOPLE are being encouraged to go out and support
local shops, restaurants and other Southport businesses in the run up to
Christmas, in a safe way. Southport BID is looking forward to seeing a number of
local firms reopening their doors next week under the new Tier 2 restrictions
after the national lockdown ends, on 2 December 2020. The BID has recently
Liverpool boxer supports NOVID
sanitisation system to get his sport back in the ring
THE acclaimed Liverpool boxer, JJ
Metcalf, who already has 21 professional wins from 21 fights, with 13 KOs to his
name, is keen to get back in the ring once more whilst ensuring the safety of
everyone involved in...
Galloway's has a jam packed
programme of virtual festive events including a Christmas party with comedian
SIGHT loss charity Galloway's has
a jam packed programme of virtual festive events for blind and partially sighted
people in December 2020. As well as a seasonal quiz, a pre-Christmas warm up and
Sefton launches brand new
Winter Hub ahead of cold snap
SEFTON Council is fully prepared
and ready to grit nearly 470 kms of road across the borough this winter to keep
its communities safe. Launched from the Local Authority's brand new:-
'Gritting HQ,' Sefton Council's Highways team have quietly prepared a
fleet of special vehicles and a staggering...
Milkround gifts hundreds of
care packages to University of Liverpool students
THIS week, leading graduate
Milkround is delivering nearly 3,000 care packages to University students in 6
Cities across the UK, targeting Cities which have been most affected by ongoing
lockdown measures over the last few months. Milkround is working in partnership
with BAM, an experiential and digital youth marketing agency to deliver
England introduces testing
strategy for international arrivals
PASSENGERS arriving into England
will be able to reduce mandatory self isolation by up to a week or more, as the
Government launches its new strategy for testing international arrivals.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that from 15 December 2020,
passengers arriving into...
Artisan Christmas Fayre sees
traders from across the North West support the NSPCC
UNIQUE gifts from artists and
traders from across the North West will go on sale in a very special craft fayre
for a week. The NSPCC Artisan Christmas...
Merseyside Business woman
announced as UK Ambassador of Global Beauty Brand MONAT
THE luxury vegan beauty brand,
MONAT has announced Merseyside based business woman, Paola Bizzaroas, will
become its new UK Gratitude Ambassador. The role will see her help spread
Santa and his sleigh is
officially 'ON' and coming to a street near you!
IT'S been an unusual year, but
not even a worldwide Pandemic will stop Santa from riding his sleigh around
Southport this Christmas. The Southport Hesketh Round Table Santa and his
festive elves WILL be carrying out their sleigh ride tours across Southport
after the National Lockdown ends, on 2.12.2020...
Darth Vader Actor Dave Prowse
has died aged 85
THE English actor Dave Prowse,
who earned an MBE in his career died after a "short illness" and
became 1 of the most famous icons of film. Bowington Management, who represented
Dave broke the news of his death saying:- "It's with great regret and
heart wrenching sadness for us and million of fans around the world, to announce
that our client Dave Prowse MBE has passed away at the age of 85..."
Southport BID is replacing
names on 5 of Southport's 12 Nutcrackers have been targeted by vandals
THE 12 6ft tall Nutcrackers,
which celebrate the magic of Christmas, are currently located at various
positions around Southport Town Centre. They are being provided by Southport BID
which is inviting local families to have fun...
Reminder to apply for the new
Hospitality, Leisure and Retail Grants
A new ₤9.5 million fund to
support small and micro businesses affected by Covid19 will open for
applications on Monday, 30 November 2020. The Hospitality, Leisure and Retail
Grants scheme is part of Liverpool City Region...
5 ways to keep your personal data
safe from hackers this Cyber Monday
NEW research reveals that 49% of
UK adults have not installed or didn't know whether their mobile phone has
security software. So keeping personal data safe from hackers has never been
more important. In the wrong hands, stolen data can be used by hackers for
illegal activity such as applying for loans...
Cars are banned from a major
road in the heart of Liverpool City Centre
A "bus gate" will
come into force from 7am on Ranelagh Street to improve the flow of public
transport for tens of thousands of passengers every day. Liverpool City Council,
which declared a Climate Emergency in 2019, is implementing the Experimental
Traffic Order in a bid to help...
Local Butcher Tony Blackhurst
is excited about seeing Christmas shoppers back in Town
AN established family butchers is
looking forward to seeing Christmas shoppers back in Town, after Southport was
placed in new Tier 2 restrictions. Blackhurst Butchers, based inside...
Sefton recognised for blooming
marvellous commitment to gardening
BOOTLE, Crosby, Southport and
Waterloo have all been recognised by the North West in Bloom despite the
cancellation of this year's usual judging. Earlier this year it was confirmed
that due to the ongoing restrictions with COVID-19, the Royal...
Hairy Bikers to
cook up a storm at the 2021 Southport Flower Show
HAIRY Biker Dave Myers loved the show
that much when he visited in 2019, he's encouraged his best
friend and co-presenter Si King to join him next year! The
celebrity chefs will be revving up some of their favourite
Cast to play
live in Liverpool this December
AS Liverpool enter
Tier 2 the Grand Central Hall Dome are happy to announce 2 Cast
gigs, in the middle of December 2020. Seated and socially distanced.
Originally formed in 1992, from the ashes of 2 of the most legendary
and lauded Liverpool guitar bands of the time:- 'The La's'
A well known
Southport restaurant to go under the hammer
THE well known Italian
restaurant Ronnies Bistro, on Bold Street, Southport, is 1 of
more than 100 properties and plots of land due to be auctioned
off by auctioneer Pugh. The building covers 3,500 sq ft over 2
storeys and includes a large open plan dining area, commercial
kitchen, walk in fridge, toilets and staff areas, as well as a...
Santa returns to Formby for
December 2020 Tour
THE Rotary Club of Formby are
delighted to announce that the famous Carol Wagon ready for Christmas and has
been given the all clear. This means Santa will be touring Formby's streets
again over December in his famous Carol Wagon. Unfortunately Santa will not be
able to stop and talk to individual children as...
Liverpool City Council's
Christmas Card Competition
LIVERPOOL'S School children are
being invited to get creative and help spread festive cheer throughout the City.
Budding young artists aged between 4 and 18 years old are invited to take part
in Liverpool City Council's 1st ever Christmas card competition. The winning...
Southport University launches
free 'life changing' taster course in health, social care and nursing
A UCLan course tutor, from
Southport, who swapped the shop floor for the Hospital Ward explains why it's a
good time to make an early New Year's resolution. The former retail Manager who
Matalan supports the NSPCC
this Christmas with exclusive Pantosaurus plush toy
JUST in time for Christmas,
Matalan has created a soft toy of the NSPCC's Talk PANTS campaign mascot, Pantosaurus.
The friendly pants wearing dinosaur has helped over a million parents talk to
their child about keeping safe from:- sexual...
Final City Centre Bus re-routing
plans published in response to Liverpool City Centre Connectivity Scheme
THE final plans for changes to
Liverpool City Centre bus routes are now available with the majority of bus
users will see no changes in where they get on or off their usual services. The
plans were put together in response to Liverpool City Council's ₤45m City Centre
Connectivity Scheme (LCCCS) and changes in road layout including on Lime Street
and The Strand. The roll out of these changes to bus services was delayed due to
Covid19, but they are...
Capital Gains Tax changes that
Self Assessment customers need to know about
TIME is running out for anyone
who sold a 2nd home during 2019 to 2020 to declare it on their Self Assessment
Tax Return. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding customers that they have
until 31 January 2021 to declare any profit made from selling a UK residential
property, which was not their main home, during the 2019 to 2020 financial year,
and pay the Capital Gains Tax that is due. Since 6 April 2020 there have
been changes to how customers declare and pay Capital Gains Tax. UK...
Chancellor commits an
additional ₤100m to the NPIF as it surpasses ₤400m milestone
THE Chancellor has announced a
further ₤100m allocation for the Bank's Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF)
within the latest Spending Review, bringing the total for investment to over ₤500m. NPIF was launched in February 2017 and has recently passed its
milestone, having directly invested ₤200m into over 700 Northern based SMEs in
deals that have attracted an additional ₤232m of investment from the private
sector. An early evaluation of NPIF found that funding...
Millions of drivers risk a ₤5,000 fine for
MILLIONS of motorists across the
UK are at risk of a ₤5,000 fine for splashing pedestrians, according to a new
study. The research, conducted by Confused.com earlier in 2020, found that 16%
(equivalent to 6.5 million, UK drivers( have driven through a puddle, either
accidentally or deliberately, and splashed a pedestrian. If taken to Court,
drivers found guilty of this could be fined as much as ₤5,000. However,
worryingly, 1 in 6 (16%) drivers didn't know this is a punishable offence. According to the research, this isn't...
With less than a month to go
until Xmas, Lib Dems ramp up pressure on Royal Mail for free Care Homes postage
WITH exactly 1 month to go until
Christmas, the Liberal Democrats have launched a national campaign to ramp up
pressure on the Royal Mail in a bid to secure free postage to and from Care
Homes in the UK. In October 2020, senior Liberal Democrat John Leech wrote to
Royal Mail asking that they carry:- letters, large envelopes, packets and
parcels up to 2Kg addressed to residents in Nursing Homes, residential
accommodation within the mental health or...