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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:- 2018-28-04


Southport Lifeboat Naming Ceremony and Blessings of the 'Christopher Taylor' Lifeboat

ON Saturday, 21 April 2018, Southport Lifeboat held a parade from the Lifeboat Station to the Waterside Lodge, on the Marine Lake, along with a Naming Ceremony and Blessing of their new Lifeboat, the:- 'Christoper Taylor.'   The new craft, with...

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Parents shocked and confused over sugar in yogurts

A new public health campaign in Liverpool has been started, that is warning that so called:- 'healthy yogurts' could be tipping children over their daily sugar...



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Peel Ports has partner with DB Cargo for 1st rail freight service

PEEL Ports has partnered with the UK's largest rail freight company, DB Cargo UK to provide a new rail service for...

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Be safe in the sun this summer

FREE, cancer information and support is coming to Merseyside. Macmillan Cancer Support's Mobile Information and...



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Bowl for Health in Sefton

RESIDENTS across Sefton are being encouraged to feel the benefits of being more active by trying a free beginners course in bowls. Taking part can give yourself...

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Southport Liberal Democrats select Parliamentary Candidate who aims to win back seat

FORMER teacher and college Principal, John Wright, has been selected by Southport Liberal Democrats as their Parliamentary Candidate as they aim to...

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Schools sign up to prevent skin cancer

EVERY Primary School in the Liverpool postcode area is signing up to a scheme aimed at preventing young people from the risks of getting skin cancer later in life.  Over the last 25 years, rates of malignant melanoma in...

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Scarisbrick Hall students net place at SPAR Lancashire School Games

PUPILS from Scarisbrick Hall School in West Lancashire are celebrating after securing a place at the largest youth sporting event in Lancashire, following victory in a high 5 netball competition. The School battled it...

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Over ½ of Brits clueless about basic heart health

GREASY spoons may be under threat by today's cappuccino culture, but heart disease is still 1 of Britain's biggest killers, killing more than 1 in 4 people in the UK. But despite the...

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Centenary Commemorative Paving Stone for Private Richard George Masters VC unveiled

ON 21 April 2018, Southport Town Centre came to a standstill as a commemorative paving stone was unveiled for a local Victoria Cross (VC) recipient, Private Richard George Masters. 2018 marks 100 years since the end of The Great War, later known...

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Children and young people invited to shape the future of the Ambulance service

CHILDREN, parents and carers are being asked to help shape the future of the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) so that young patients get the best possible care...

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Getting ready for Southport's Armed Forces Day 2018

LOCAL SSAFA (The Armed Forces Charity) Veterans...

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RPC bpi protec donates ₤500 to Merseyside and Cheshire Blood Bikes

AS part of its support for local good causes, RPC...

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Astrid Smith will sing at Woodvale Rally soon after filming 1 of ITV's most popular talent shows

8 year old Astrid, of West Street, will take to the stage at the rally, on Saturday, 16 June and Sunday, 17 June 2018, performing a mix of jazz and blues tracks...

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New Festival FamFest Brings Fantastic Family Fun To Warrington

A fabulous new family friendly festival is coming to Warrington, in August 2018. The FamFest Warrington, the brainchild of Wire FM founder Pete Pinnington, takes place at Orford Jubilee...

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Peter Pan in The Auditorium at Liverpool ACC

FOLLOWING on from last Christmas' smash hit Aladdin, in The Auditorium, at Liverpool ACC, Leanne Campbell (Radio City) is set to return as Tinkerbell in this year's festive spectacular Peter Pan. Leanne will be joined by panto stars Bippo and Danny Mills as Mr and Mrs Smee...

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Calling all young musicians and singers

IF you go to School or college and sing or play an instrument you can enter Southport Young Musician of the Year 2018. Trinity Arts, who organise the event, is delighted to announce that Whittakers Schoolwear is now sponsoring this prestigious competition, and that current champion Angelina...

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Green light for more environmental improvements in Anfield

WHILE the eyes of the world will be on Anfield's lush football turf, more green shoots of progress are being made in the neighbourhood's housing regeneration programme. Liverpool City Council...

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Chicks cruelly dumped on a Liverpool street at just 3 weeks old

THE RSPCA are reminding people of the importance of fully considering if they should take on pets after 3 young chickens were abandoned, on a doorstep, in Liverpool. The chickens were discovered by residents of Roxburgh Street...

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Southport Scouts mark St George's Day 2018
Photographs by Viv Rathbone.

DID you know that St George's Day is on 23 April every year? Sadly, England does not mark this date with a National Holiday, unlike Scotland, with St Andrew's Day and St. David's Day, in Wales, and the most well known, St Patrick's Day, in both Ireland and Northern Ireland! But each year Scouts all over England...

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Local opticians supports people living with autism

STAFF members at Specsavers Southport and Formby have completed a course that will help provide support to customers with autism. The initiative, which was developed with The National Autistic Society and...

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Rapper Professor Green joins equality debate at University's 'Festival of Ideas 2018'

UK rapper Professor Green, who recently made...

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Mersey Ferries announce this year's murder mystery cruises; with the 'Public Enemy Number 1' cruise launching the season

GUESTS are invited to enter into the spirit of 1920's Chicago and follow the story of Al Capone and his crew:- 'The North Side Gang,' as Mersey Ferries launches the 1st murder mystery cruise of the season. The popular 2018 Evening Cruises programme from Mersey Ferries is returning to the River Mersey, on Saturday, 28 April 2018, with...

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Liverpool Takes Top Honours at the National GO Public Procurement Awards

Picking up the award are Liverpool City Council Head of Procurement Trevor Ingham and project team members Kimberley Fisher, Brian Monk and Lorraine Cross.

WHEN it comes to using cutting edge technology to improve the lives of vulnerable people in Liverpool, a City Council project team is a real winner. Members of the Adult Social Care and Procurement teams...

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A New UK Tour Announced For The Musical Annie
Photos by Paul Coltas.

MICHAEL Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that their smash hit production of the musical "Annie" will embark on a UK tour opening at the Manchester Opera House, on Saturday, 9 February 2019.  This production recently ran for an...

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Health visitors invited to attend open evening on 1 May

PRACTISING and student health visitors are invited to attend an open evening at Suites Hotel in Knowsley (L34 9HA) on 1 May 2018, to find out more about a career with North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's 0 to 19 child health services in Knowsley, Sefton and St Helens.

The informal drop-in event is a chance for health visitors to chat to front line staff and managers about working for the Trust, including staff perks and benefits, opportunities for...

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Centre stage for learning disabilities

PEOPLE with learning disabilities will get more support to live within the local community thanks to the major makeover of a Liverpool care hub. Work has begun this week on the transformation of Besford House, a Learning Disability Facility, located in Belle Vale.

Liverpool City Council and NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) successfully bid to the Department of Health for ₤850,000 to create the modern accommodation for people with autism and learning difficulties. The investment will...

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Morrisons announces new measures to tackle plastic pollution

MORRISONS is announcing a number of measures to reduce plastic pollution as well as committing that by 2025 all of its own brand plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable. Morrisons will also be 1 of the signatories to WRAP's UK Plastics PACT, an industry initiative which aims to transform the way businesses use plastic and...

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Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram leads search for Halewood women who helped change the course of history

7 June 2018 will mark 50 years since women sewing machinists at Ford's plant in Dagenham walked out in a row over equal pay. The strike is now regarded as a watershed moment in the fight for equality and the role played by the women in Dagenham However, the role of ladies working...

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LHK Youth Theatre Announce Change To Upcoming Open Auditions

LIVERPOOL'S hottest youth theatre LHK Productions are holding open auditions, on 29 April 2018, at The Liner Hotel, from 12pm. Interested male and female performers, aged 6 to 19 are welcome to attend. The auditions are for a production that will be coming to Liverpool's The Epstein Theatre in November 2018. LHK Youth Theatre is...

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Come Along And Dance The Night Away

SEFTON O.P.E.R.A. will be holding a Charity Evening on Friday, 15 June 2018, from 7pm, till Late, at the Holy Ghost Parochial Club, in Netherton. The event, titled:- 'Come Along And Dance The Night Away' will have a 60's to 00's disco, live entertainment, and a 'Scouce Supper,' all for just ₤5 per ticket! If you don't know what Sefton O.P.E.R.A. is, it's a voluntary organization...

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