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CCTV cameras installed near Southport's Christmas tree as Southport BID urges people to be vigilant

CCTV cameras are being installed near Southport's Christmas tree after it was targeted by vandals on Wednesday, 2 December 2020. The damage has already been repaired and the sparkling festive lights are back on after swift work by contractors Illumidex UK Ltd. The illuminated tree, in the Town Hall Gardens, on Lord Street, and other festive decorations around Southport Town Centre are provided each year by Southport BID. They provide much needed cheer to local families and a feel...


Sefton Artists are holding an exhibition both at The Atkinson and online

THE Sefton Artists are a group that before COVID19 meet every Thursday, at the Lydiate Village Centre, to share our love for painting. The group regularly hold exhibits across Merseyside, at various...


Captain Sir Tom Moore is being installed on a building in Southport!

THIS mural on Charlotte House, on Hoghton Street, in Southport's Town Centre, has already hit the North West local TV news programs...


Southport's newest estate agent has seen its 1st boards go up today, after a hectic 1st 4 days of business

SOUTHPORT based Sterling Estate Agency launched on 1 December 2020 with an...


New micro pub opening in Formby Villages

THE Government's Covid19 restrictions have delayed the work and opening of a new micro pub in Formby Village.  The Tin Pot will be a small micro pub, located by the Formby Post Office, in the...


A Spray of Hope


OVER the summer of 2020, a PhD student and her tutor, in Liverpool, have been working with the NHS and key workers, along with people shielding, all across the UK to write poetry, fiction and experimental prose, as a way of processing what they had experienced on the...


Freshfields Animal Rescue's:- 'No Animal Left Behind this Christmas'

FRESHFIELDS is a local charity that helps animals in their hour of need for over 40 years and have just launched their:- 'Christmas Appeal 2020.' Together, they can make...


Video service for deaf claimants extended to all DWP helplines

FOR those with hearing issues, communication is often a problem, but deaf claimants and those with hearing loss can now access British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters...


BTR Virtual Liverpool Santa Dash To Support Charities And Food Banks

THE BTR Virtual Liverpool Santa Dash takes place in less than 3 weeks, and organisers are urging participants to support the 8 official event charities and community food banks while enjoying their...


Christmas Lights 2020 in Formby, Ainsdale and Chruchtown

THE local Christmas lights in the Formby, Ainsdale, Birkdale and Chruchtown area are just what we need, but questions are being asked about Southport Town Centre's lights, as 1 of our reader said:- "Lord Street is a bit lacking its glow this year. But if you are out and about shopping, the displays, especially good in both Formby and Churchtown. They make the area's atmosphere really festive." Another reader commented this week to us that:- "All they need now is now is a sprinkling of snow...."


PCC awards ₤40,000 under spend to boost Victim Care Merseyside services during Pandemic

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has awarded ₤40,000 to her Victim Care Merseyside services to help...


Investment in facilities at Ainsdale Beach given Cabinet backing

AT its meeting this week, Sefton Council's Cabinet approved funding to support over ₤350,000 of improvement works at Ainsdale Beach...


Freedom bus to drive awareness of Modern Slavery

TO mark the UN's International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, Liverpool is set to host the:- 'freedom bus' - a mobile exhibition driving awareness of Modern Slavery. The double decker bus is branded with anti slavery messages and...


The North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) is bringing the joy of Christmas markets to its supporters... virtually!

WITH Covid19 restrictions preventing the festive tradition this year, NWAA is inviting local businesses to set up...


Liverpool Armed Forces Forum event

LIVERPOOL'S Armed Forces Forum will be holding its 3rd meeting next week. The forum had its inaugural meeting in January and is a platform for organisations offering...


Father Christmas is doing the rounds in Formby

THE Rotary Club in Formby have got Santa doing the rounds, sat in the specially converted milk float for yet another year.  It was very close to having to be cancelled...


Stena Embla is due to start sailing between Britain and Ireland in the New Year

THE Swedish ferry company Stena Line has officially taken ownership of its newest ferry:- 'Stena Embla,' following a...


"Hollywood of the North" gets studio planning boost

LIVERPOOL City Council has received planning approval to create the City's 1st purpose built film and high end TV stages. The green light was...


Prioritising People with a Learning Disability in the Public Health Response to Covid19

CARE England, the largest representative body of independent adult social care providers, has called for people with a learning disability to be prioritised in the public health response to Covid19. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:- "The Covid19 Pandemic has accentuated the need for..."


Christmas travel measures to help passengers plan their journey and travel safely

THE Government has outlined a series of measures focused on minimising disruption and helping people travel safely over the Christmas period, while urging passengers to plan their journeys carefully, consider quieter routes and where possible book ahead. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced a comprehensive plan for the...

1 in 3 North West Households Will Embrace Zoom for a Covid Safe Christmas

WITH only 3 households able to form a festive bubble over Christmas, turning to Zoom is going to be the only option for many people wanting to connect and chat safely with loved ones. It's a challenge faced by millions of families this year, even the Royals. According to recent news reports, the Duke and...

Councils get ready to support families in need this Christmas

THE Government has announced more details of its ₤170m Covid Winter Grant Scheme, as Local Authorities begin to receive funding to support those most in need this winter.  Local allocations and guidance on how the money could be spent have now been published, as Councils get ready to support the lowest paid families over Christmas and beyond...


50% of UK cars must be electric by 2030 to reach new emissions goals

BORIS Johnson, the UK's PM announced recently a target to cut UK emissions by 68%, by the end of 2030, and that 50% of UK cars will need to be electric or powered by a hydrogen fuel cell in order to meet it. Sustainable Transport Editor, at Centrica, Amanda Stretton says:- "We welcome the Government's commitment to this new..."


Nearly 5,000 Jobs could be saved at Peacocks if a management buy out gets the go ahead

A management buy out (MBO) proposal has been submitted to the administrators of fashion retailer Peacocks and if successful has the potential to prevent UK wide store closures and save 4,908 people from redundancy. The bid from a Senior eCommerce Manager, at Peacocks Stores Ltd, in conjunction with a...

22m revamp of key Liverpool road enters new phase

WORK on a radical redesign of 1 of Liverpool's most famous roads is to enter a new phase this week; with festive shoppers being asked to make allowances in their journey. The Strand; which runs past the historic Royal Albert Docks, Liverpool 1 and Three Graces and hosted the finale to Liverpool FC's Champions League homecoming last June; is undergoing a ₤22m...

D'Vine appointed caterers for the Southport Flower Show 2021

A thriving Southport catering firm has been chosen to be the appointed caterers for Southport Flower Show 2021. The news is a huge boost for D'Vine, a firm which was among those in the events and Hospitality industry which have battled through this year's Covid19 Pandemic. This week's announcement of a Coronavirus vaccine and...

₤11m to support people with disabilities living independently within the North West

AN extra ₤11million will help many more disabled people in the North West to access grants to improve their homes so they can live independently, Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing Kelly Tolhurst has announced on Thursda, the International Day of People with Disabilities. The additional funding for...


Innovative partnership provides route out of digital exclusion and into work

A new scheme is supporting more than 100 long term unemployed people in the Liverpool City Region into the workplace, by providing them with computer equipment, access to the internet, and digital skills training. This innovative scheme is delivered by Pathways to Work and has been developed in...


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