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This page last updated on 5 November 2020
Deputy Mayor provides career advice to Hugh Baird College Students
HUGH Baird College students
recently had the chance to receive 1st hand career advice from the Deputy Mayor
of Liverpool, Councillor Gary Millar. Gary, on behalf of Liverpool's Mayor Joe
Anderson, has the special responsibility for Business and International
Relations. Alongside this, Gary is the President of the Liverpool China
Partnership, President of the Liverpool Commonwealth Association and former Lord
Mayor and "1st Citizen" of Liverpool.
In a remarkable journey, Gary who is originally from Edinburgh, is a successful
entrepreneur and a philanthropist (helping raise over ₤500,000 for charity)
after part owning the City's Parr Street Studios and also creative incubator and
event space the Fashion Hub.
Gary spoke to students from across Hugh Baird College, including its 14 to 16,
A-Level and University cohort, virtually via Microsoft Teams.
Gary's talk formed part of the Hugh Baird University Centre's 'Spotlight on
Employment' events programme, that is available for the whole College to
take part in. The schedule of events links students with a variety of leading
figures and leaders from across a range of sectors. Speakers work with students
to get them work ready and aware of the traits and attitudes employers look for
when recruiting. Many speakers also draw on the trials and tribulations of their
personal career paths to demonstrate that the road to success is rarely a smooth
and that learners need to show resilience and learn and grow from their
Speaking following the Spotlight on Employment event, Gary Millar said:-
"I was delighted to be asked to present a seminar to students from across Hugh
Baird College as part of their 'Spotlight on Employment' programme. It was great
to talk to the young talent of the future and highlight how important it is for
them take opportunities when they arise. Opportunities open several doors that
can lead to various career paths. College and University is just the start for
the students and I am sure they will all go onto have successful career
Colette Mawdsley, Dean of Higher Education and Access at the Hugh Baird
University said:- "Our Spotlight on Employment programme enhances our well
established Careers Advice and Guidance service in which we strive to ensure our
students leave the College and University Centre career ready. Over the course
of the programme, students from across all areas of the College will come into
contact with some major figures from industry and the Liverpool City Region's
business community and they will receive meaningful advice from people who make
hiring decisions on a daily basis. I would like to thank Gary Millar for taking
the time to talk to our students from across the College to help prepare and
develop them for the world of work in the future"
on the Chancellor's announcement of new financial support measures for 2nd
THE Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) comments on
the Chancellor's announcement of new financial support measures for second
lockdown are very mixed. In a statement by SIBA Chief Executive's James Calder,
they have said:- "A united hospitality industry days ago called for a
commitment to extending the furlough scheme. It is welcome then, that the
Chancellor has extended full furlough at 80% of wages until March, which will
help independent breweries through the incredibly difficult winter period.
However extension of furlough was only 1 of the asks from SIBA and other trade
bodies; with grants for basic running costs for all pubs and breweries,
extension of business rate cuts to breweries, a VAT cut on beer, compensation
for beer destruction and big action on beer duty all being ignored and ignored.
SIBA, and other trade bodies will continue to campaign for a full, 6 month
package of measures for breweries, pubs and hospitality."
NTIA respond to
Chancellor's statement on the extension of furlough on 5 November
THE CEO of Night Time Industries Association (NTIA)
Michael Kill, has issued the following statement:- "While the crisis
deepens and we move into a national lockdown for 28 days, we welcome the
somewhat belated furlough update until March next year. The furlough scheme will
absolutely help preserve jobs within the sector, but the challenge still
remains, where there is still a considerable void in financial support for night
time economy businesses, will there be jobs to go back to? Commercial rents are
also a big concern for our sector, where the Government has decided to push the
issue further down the line with the forfeiture moratorium running until the 31
December 2020, but business suffering under thousands of pounds of rent arrears.
We appreciate that safety is paramount, but at some point we've got to consider
the human element here and the immense pressure that individuals, venues owners,
staff and freelancers are under at the moment given the current financial,
economic, cultural and social wellbeing environments that are being presented by
Government, particularly around our sector."
Still time to
have a say and improve Southport Golf Links
GOLFERS and members of the public still have 2 weeks
to offer their views on ways to improve the course and facilities at Southport
Golf Links. Sefton Council's Green Sefton team launched the public consultation
last month, and are hoping to hear from even more people over the next
fortnight. While people can't now play golf due to national restrictions now in
place, they can still use this time to rate the current facilities at Southport.
Green Sefton want them to share their ideas for ways to develop and enhance not
only the tees and greens, but other facilities such as the changing rooms and
Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council's Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing,
said:- "We want to hear people's opinions on both the existing course and
facilities at Southport Golf Links, so that we can establish the priorities for
improvements that they would like to see. I know people will be frustrated they
can't get out to play at the moment, but I hope they will use a bit of this down
time to have their say and suggest the improvements they would like to see. As
well as the view of those for whom golf is already a lifelong passion, we'd like
those who might be thinking about taking up the sport for the very 1st time to
let us know what would encourage them to get started with the game. It's
an anonymous survey so people can feel free to express whatever views they
Cllr Moncur went on to highlight the physical and mental health benefits of golf
which, he said, could be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities.
The consultation also looks at environmental concerns as part of Sefton
Council's commitment to combating climate change. Questions focus on renewable
energy, sustainable irrigation, recycling and reducing the use of plastics and
improving existing wildlife habitat on the course.
The Council has not identified any specific funding for any potential future
development or investment at Southport Golf Links, but has cemented its
commitment to acting on the consultation feedback as it did with last year's
consultation on Bootle Golf course.
Cllr Moncur continued:- "The consultation questionnaire isn't very lengthy
and is easy to complete online. People have until Friday 20th November to take
the opportunity to have their say."
To take part in the consultation, people should visit:-
environmental project in Liverpool marks loss and bereavement during Pandemic
A project in Liverpool called:- 'Phoenix Glade'
are carrying out a unique creative environmental initiative dedicated to
those who have died during the corona virus Pandemic. Planned for Newsham Park,
a glade of trees will be planted in the shape of a broken heart, with a fire
sculpture and then permanent sculpted phoenix planned at its centre. The aim is
to create a living tribute which will grow over time. Through the process of its
creation people will be able to engage in a ritual of commemoration when other
ways in which we honour the dead have been so restricted.
The initiative came from discussions at a local community organisation Tree
House Liverpool. 1 local woman Sarah Robinson, whose mother died in April, felt
that planting a tree might help her and her family with the process of grieving.
It became clear that many other people had similar needs and the idea grew to
create a way in which the community as a whole might find a way to observe and
acknowledge loss, and support those burdened by grief during and after the
Christina Ashworth from Tree House Liverpool said:- "reconciling ourselves
to the death of a loved 1 is a process made less painful by the time we might
spend with those close to death as well as afterwards through the ceremonies and
traditions we share with others. One of the cruel impacts of the Pandemic is
that it has deprived us of these opportunities and this can make the loss more
A fire sculpture artwork followed by a permanent phoenix sculpture in the centre
of the glade will provide a point of release and a permanent symbol of loss and
Artist Joe Robinson explained the design:- "Recurrent images of public
health and the economy have largely overshadowed the recognition of loss we are
all in some way experiencing. Our project goes a small way to rebalancing that
with the heart shape of trees reflecting our love and the ritual of a fire
sculpture providing a point of letting go. The permanent phoenix will offer the
same symbol for future visitors to see."
Local people who have lost loved ones from or during the Pandemic are being
invited to contact the organisation to take part.
The project has raised ₤3500 funding toward the project, from
West Derby Waste Lands Trust and the Tree Council UK, but is looking for further
support to realise the full vision. The project has also sparked interest from
others who are interested in replicating the initiative elsewhere. The public
can contact the project via:-
Street Coronavirus Press Conference on 5 November 2020
THIS is footage from the Coronavirus Press Conference
on 5 November 2020. The
Gov.UK/Number10. Speakers on this video are
both the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Chief Executive NHS England, Sir
Total UK cases COVID19 cases in
and around Liverpool City Region
THE latest UK R number is
estimated at 1.1 to 1.3 with a daily infection growth
rate range of +2% to +4%.
The total number of UK
Coronavirus (Covid19) infections that have been laboratory
confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:-
24,141 cases and the
total number now stand at:-
1,123,197 that includes tests
carried out by commercial partners which are not included in
the 4 National totals.
THE total number of Covid19 associated UK fatalities added
to the total, was sadly reported to be:-
378, within 28 days
of positive test, according to the Department of Health. The
total number of deaths of people who have had a positive
test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS laboratory
48,120, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with
Covid19 on the death certificate:-
The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
12,949. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in
mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:-
number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:-
In England, there are a total of:- 955,236 confirmed cases.
North West - total of:- 235,637 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the
Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
Area and number of confirmed cases:-
National UK Lockdown
Liverpool City Region
St. Helens, 6,202
1 to 10
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
41 to 50
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within
Local Authorities around the Liverpool City
Region are as follows:-
Covid19 deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that
occurred within 28 days of the 1st laboratory confirmed
positive Covid19 test. Daily and cumulative
numbers of COVID19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are
not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are
not comparable as Wales include suspected COVID19 patients
while the other nations include only confirmed cases.
Previous 24hr Data
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