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10 Steps To DIY Success and The Tools You'll need

AS Covid19 rumbles on, home improvements are high on the nation's agenda for the year ahead. In fact, a survey by trade and DIY supplier, SGS Engineering reveals that 79% of homeowners have at least 1 property improvement project on their:- 'to do' list for the year ahead.  Manchester is the DIY capital, with 88% stating their intentions to tackle home improvements this year. London (87%), Glasgow (86%), Bristol (81%), and Nottingham (79%) made up the top 5.  Top rooms...


Work begins on repairing Southport's historic Hesketh Park conservatory with ₤22,000 grant from the Culture Recovery Fund

REPAIR work is now underway at Hesketh Park's historic Conservatory after Sefton...


Public Consultation launched on Sefton Council's Gambling Licensing Policy

AS part of Sefton Council's licensing duties, it is seeking the views of residents across the Borough on how it implements gambling laws at businesses such as betting shops. A Public Consultation will run from Monday, 8...


Londoners has been revealed as the worst drivers on the road!

ACCORDING to a new survey by Rooster Insurance, England's Capital is home to the greatest number of drivers with poor or dangerous driving habits. 34% Londoners surveyed confess to having...


Morrisons to give away 60,000 FREE pizza making kits to families in need this ½ term

MORRISONS is giving away 60,000 pizza making kits across the UK this  ½ Term to help fight holiday hunger...


Freemasons invited to volunteer for vaccination drive

THE Freemasons are encouraging its 200,000 members to roll up their sleeves and volunteer to help vaccinate the population. To...


LOVEmyBEACH - Help protect the coast from pollution incidents

KEEP Britain Tidy project:- 'LOVEmyBEACH' is calling on all regular beach users to help identify and report signs of...


National Apprenticeship Week:- "Helping our young people and building the country's skills base"

Stagecoach Apprentices (L-R) Sara Shelley from Stagecoach South, Jemma Wood (now Deputy Engineering Manager at Stagecoach in Cambridge) and Jessica Coombes from Stagecoach Manchester.

AS National Apprenticeship Week gets underway, Stagecoach has released an...


Nurses don't want to leave Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

5 specialist Nurses who clocked up a total of 189 years before retiring have returned to work at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as they love it so much...


New Estate Director at Liverpool ONE

LIVERPOOL 1 has appointed a new Estate Director, Iain Finlayson. Iain, an internal appointment, who previously held the position of Business Performance Director, takes his position immediately. The appointment comes as the retail and leisure destination puts a new strategic plan into place as it faces 1 of the most challenging times in its history. The plan is designed to ensure Liverpool 1 can build a new decade of success as the country emerges from the Coronavirus Pandemic. Iain has worked at Liverpool 1 for 5 years and has a wealth of experience in the retail sector, previously holding positions at Ikea and Blackwell's Bookshop.


Group raise cash staying awake for a full 24 hours while slaying dragons!

A group of intrepid adventurers have taken up the call to raise money for the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre by staying awake for a full 24 hours while slaying dragons and rescuing...


RSPCA appeal after kitten with broken skull is dumped in tied up carrier bag

THE RSPCA are appealing for information after a terrified kitten was found dumped in...


Plans to create "a boulevard of light" along the historic Lord Street in Southport is now past the halfway stage

THE whole of 1 side of the tree lined town centre boulevard, which is home to scores of...


COVID won't wilt Marie Curie's Great Daffodil Appeal as charity urges supporters in Lancashire and Merseyside to step into spring to help

END of life charity, Marie Curie, is calling on people across Lancashire and...


RSPCA expands Food Bank partnership to help even more pet owners in need

THE RSPCA has expanded its Food Bank partnership to cover nearly the whole of Lancashire as well as new plans to include parts of:- Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. In November (2020) Deputy Chief Inspector Alison Fletcher, who works in Lancashire, decided to link up with Food Banks in the area to provide them with pet food for owners who...


₤6.8 billion Funding boost for North West Councils

LOCAL Government Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed on Wednesday, 10 February 2021 that Councils within the North West will  receive ₤6.8 billion in 2022, as part of the Local Government Finance Settlement for 2021/22.  This represents a boost of ₤296 million from  2020/21 including an increase of ₤59 million in Social Care Grant to help support vulnerable adults...


Steve Rotheram Launches the Liverpool City Region's 1st Fair Employment Charter

METRO Mayor Steve Rotheram launched the Liverpool City Region's 1st Fair Employment Charter, on an online event, that was held on Tuesday, 9 February, 2021. Steve Rotheram urged all employers across the City Region to sign up as fair employers, who pay staff the Real Living Wage and offer more avenues to...


Police figures reveal rise in online child sex crimes in 1st 6 months of lockdown compared with 2020

THE number of online sex crimes against children recorded by Police in the 6 months from the start of the 1st national lockdown increased by 17% on the previous year. NSPCC analysis of the latest Home Office offence data, released this week, reveals there were 17,699 online child sex...


New NHS campaign urges people in Merseyside to talk to family and 'Leave them Certain' about organ donation

THE NHS is launching a new campaign to urge families in Merseyside to talk about organ donation following research that less than ½ of adults in England have had the conversation. The Leave Them Certain campaign aims to highlight the impact not knowing has on the families...


The Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021

LANCASHIRE and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust celebrate National Apprenticeship Week to highlight the importance of...


Sefton lauded yet again for home provision

SEFTON Council have been praised by the Government for ensuring enough homes are being provided to meet local needs. 2021 is the 2nd year in succession the Local Authority have been recognised by central Government for passing the national Housing Delivery test. In 2020 741 homes were built and completed for suitable housing thanks in no small part to...


North West families needed for Loughborough University study

RESEARCHERS at Loughborough University are undertaking research on private tuition. They would like to speak to Black and mixed race families in the North West via telephone or on Zoom about their experiences of using private tuition. Each parent and child who takes part receives a ₤25 gift voucher. Any information you...



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