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"Driving in for Christmas" - Carol Service has been held in Formby

A Carol Service called:- "Driving in for Christmas" took place on Sunday 20 December 2020, on the Formby Pool car park. The event was run by Churches Together in Formby, Altcar, and Hightown (CTFAH) and was done to celebrate Christmas in a COVID-Safe way, but this did mean they had a limited number of parking spaces this event, and the drive-in carol service was performed twice on the night, at 5.00pm and 7.00pm....


₤8.9m generated by ground breaking City Council project

Al Fresco: Businesses on Castle Street make the most of Liverpool Without Walls

LIVERPOOL City Council's ground breaking hospitality scheme has helped save businesses, strengthen the...


What friendly Liverpudlians want from their homes in 2021

Liverpool says we want – good neighbours, independent shops, more green space – and most of all better quality housing!

NEW research has been released showing what people want from their neighbourhoods in 2021, with Liverpudlians placing their...


Southport hairdresser brings festive cheer to retirement community

DECEMBER is always a busy time of year for hair stylists, but this year has been exceptionally busy for Nicola Copeman, hairdresser to the...


Over 200 independent cinemas will be supported through the Culture Recovery Fund this Christmas

THE UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced support for independent cinemas this Christmas reaches ₤16 million, as Culture Secretary Oliver...


Get the vaccine to protect yourself and others, says Bill Esterson MP

patients at Maghull Town Hall waiting to receive their vaccine.

BILL Esterson visited the community vaccination sites at Aintree Community Centre and Maghull Town Hall. Sefton Central MP Mr Esterson spoke with staff and patients and praised the hard work of...


Southport's Christmas Tree targeted again by Vandals

MERSEYSIDE Police have a festive message for the yobs who have vandalised Southport's Christmas tree this week:- "We are watching..."


Combined Authority announces ₤2.8m further funding for Kirkby to create 200 jobs

LIVERPOOL City Region Combined Authority has agreed a further investment of ₤2.8 million to support the 2nd Phase of Knowsley Council's regeneration of Kirkby Town...


MP Damien Moore has criticised Sefton Council for refusing to provide brown tourism signs for Wesley Street in Southport Town Centre

THE Southport Conservative MP has been campaigning for 2 years for the signage to be provided to encourage more...


New Merseyrail trains programme delayed due to Covid19

MERSEYSIDE has confirmed that the phased introduction into service of the new fleet of trains for the Merseyrail network will not begin this year due to ongoing challenges as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. A spokesperson said:-"We had hoped to be in a position towards the end of this year to give more clarity about when we might start to see our new trains come into service. Unfortunately, as there is still so much uncertainty surrounding the Pandemic and what might happen over the next 3 to 6 months we are not able to do so at this...


Work begins on Liverpool's 1st purpose built film studios

Screen City Liverpool is aiming to provide a complete wrap around package to film makers with its 1st purpose built sound stages (On site Lynn Saunders, Manager of Liverpool Film Office, Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and Cllr Wendy Simon, Acting Mayor of Liverpool)

WORK has begun on Liverpool's 1st purpose built film and high end TV stages. The contractors for Liverpool City Council have broken ground on land adjacent to...


Schools will be forced to cut staff to cover Covid costs unless Covid Secure intervenes, says Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson

Bill Esterson MP (right) with Trinity St Peter's chair of Governors Allan Jones and Ravenmeols cllr and School Governor Nina Killen

THE Sefton Central MP, Bill Esterson, has called on the Covid Secure to ensure all...


MP Damien Moore has been visiting a number of local businesses in Southport today to celebrate Small Business Saturday

MP Damien Moore, has enjoyed a background in retail management before becoming the Conservative MP for...


European opportunities for Hospitality and Catering students

STUDENTS studying Hospitality and Catering at Hugh Baird College's L20 Hotel School will be given the opportunity of a lifetime next...


'Wet guinea pig shake' Formby girl's pet image wins prize in RSPCA youth photo comp

POIGNANT, striking and funny pictures of pets, wildlife and farm animals selected by expert judges in the thirtieth year of the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards. A...


People across Liverpool City Region thanked for sending Christmas cards to Gurkhas at Altcar Training Camp

PEOPLE across the Liverpool City Region have been thanked for their kindness after a detachment of Gurkhas moved into Altcar Training Camp in...


Britain's Got Talent 2020 winner uses piano from Liverpool music retailer to create his Royal Variety Performance act

THIS year's Britain's Got Talent winner, Jon Courtenay, used a piano from local music store Rimmers Music to compose...


Christmas donation from local car club to RSPCA Southport, Ormskirk and District Branch

DESPITE the Pandemic, Southport based Dip Monkey Garage and local car club UK Hot Cars have taken a collection and raised ₤100...


Surviving civil war with a tracksuit and tennis racquet!

THE BBC World Service has announced the winners of the BBC Inspirations Awards 2020, which celebrate inspirational people and unsung heroes from across the globe. This...


Melling resident Mary celebrates milestone 100th Birthday

SEFTON has welcomed a centenarian among its ranks today, as Melling resident Mary Burgess celebrated her...


Formby Mannor puts the spirit back into Christmas

A Formby care home is putting the spirit back into Christmas with a series of special festive activates that involve its residents and the wider local...


Community group seeks your help in bid to transform Formby's alleyways


AMONG local grot spots now being targeted are the 8 alleyways which run between Chapel Lane in the centre of Formby Village and car parks. Imagine Formby is seeking imaginative ideas on how...


Trio of High Sheriffs take on Air Ambulance challenge

THE North West's High Sheriffs have joined forces to raise vital funds for the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA). In celebration of the lifesaving local charity's 21st year, the High Sheriffs of Cumbria, Merseyside and Lancashire will be taking on the Go21! Challenge, trekking a total 136km over the course of a few days. Go21! encourages people to set a...


Work on an important new ₤1.3 million Community Learning Hub in Seaforth is underway

FUNDED by Sefton Council and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority through the Skills Capital Fund, the refurbished community learning hub will provide enhanced access to skills training for residents who are currently unemployed. Investment in the Grade II Listed building will include a complete refurbishment of...


Southport MP Damien Moore calls for Business Rates and parking charges to be reformed, and cycle lanes scrapped

BUSINESS Rates must be reformed to help local businesses on UK high streets compete with online rivals, says Southport Conservative MP Damien Moore. Mr Moore has also asked the Government to intervene and stop parking charges from:- "undermining the vitality" of Southport and demanded...


Reminder, our Live Santa Watch Webcam is back for 2020

THE extremely popular Santa Watch Webcam is back on our site, yet again this Christmas. This year we are extremely...



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