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Publication date:- 2016-11-24

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Damaged roof leads to temporarily closure of a busy road in Southport

WHEN roof problems occur on a cram day, you don't often expect it will end with a road being closed off to the public. Sadly for commuters, on Tuesday, 22 November 2016, Nevill Street, in Southport's Town Centre was closed to traffic and pedestrians after a roof was badly damaged, prompting fears it could be a danger to the public. We are told the emergency services got a call from a member of the public at around 1:15pm. Merseyside Police then blocked off the busy road so that and Fire crews from Southport could safety start to cut away around 6m to 7m of roofing material. A spokesman for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said:- "Fire crews have attended a premises on Nevill Street, known as the Will Grove pub, due to a large piece of roofing felt that was hanging from the top of the building. No one was injured and the crew safely removed the danger." We are told that following the incident repair work on the building is now underway.  It is unclear as to what happened to result in the roof being so badly damaged.

 

On European HIV- Hepatitis Testing Week we find out about a new self testing kit for HIV

THE Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that as of yet has no cure.  As the medical community has continued to develop a vaccine against it and also a cure, sadly the virus is still spreading. Currently there are 4 main types of HIV test with  the most accurate being blood tests, looking for antibodies that your body makes against HIV. Up to now it has meant a sample of blood having to be taken in a clinic and sent for testing in a laboratory, but not anymore.  Jennifer Brown, from bioLytical™ Laboratories Inc. very kindly took the time to have a phone interview with us about the new test they have developed.  They have produced a revolutionary test can be done by you, at home, for rapid testing!  For more information visit bioLytical's website.

What do you think about this test?  Do you like the idea or do you think it will put people off going and getting tested for other STI's as well as HIV?  Please let us know via emailing us to:- News24@SouthportReporter.com.  Also to read about our Editors experience at getting tested, when we looked at STI testing back in 2012, click on here.

 
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Unique opera exhibition hits the right note at Central Library
Public Consultation - Formby and Little Altcar Neighbourhood Development Plan
World's Best Boss
St. Modwen teaches site safety to Liverpool school children
CCTV images of a robbery at a Go Local Store
CO-OP serves up its newest store in Formby
Council starts consultation on saving further £90 million
Liverpool Town Hall in the frame
Survey finds people are 'put off shopping' because of Black Friday promotions
Recall to Prison notice issued for Carl Anthony Fury
Number of plastic bags on UK beaches drops by almost ½ in just 1 year
Don't miss the Formby Nativity Play
The winners of the Merseyside Running Community Awards 2016 have been announced
Astles wins the Merseyrail Sound Station Prize 2016
Sefton schools scoop awards at the Educate Awards 2016
Late night services back for 2016
Vasily becomes Citizen of Honour
Grassroots sport and physical activity stars celebrate alongside Merseyside's Rio 2016 athletes
Greens Pleased To See Plans Growing
New Brighton's 'Old Town' to host festive market
Wear your slippers to work
Southport and Formby cancer recovery programme honoured for life changing work
Dobbies gets ready to host festive Ladies Night
New Bins for Walton Hall Park
The Chancellor should use £356m in unallocated business rates to ease the social care funding crisis
Illegal goods seized outside concert
New education hub in Croxteth set for go ahead
Carers urged to know their rights
Hospitals to hold:- 'Baby and Child Christmas Remembrance Service'
Boost for Liverpool City Region science and industry
Chancellor takes up Institutes' proposal for fewer Budgets
Cautious welcomes for the package of measures designed to help low earners
Helping City Region businesses plan ahead for Wirral loop line track renewal works
Aughton fundraisers hit 50 year milestone of support for cancer research
Reminder - Southport Cruisers are inviting bikers to join them for annual Christmas Charity Run
People drawing pensions 'flexibly' might be caught by new 'less flexible' rule on further pension saving
Lord Mayor of Liverpool takes to the dance floor for Charity
Children's charity launches new online support for young people
2 males have been charged with the murder of Stephen Essery
'Safe Skills' will be offered to Schools to protect child from being sexually exploited
13 People sentenced over conspiracy to supply drugs and firearms offences
Merseyside Police start 2 week crackdown on criminals growing cannabis
A community clean up day has swept through a Birkenhead Street
Merseyside Police 'Once In A Lifetime' trip winners announced
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe's 'Together' Tour stop off in Liverpool
Josh Widdicombe has visited Liverpool
Don't miss the Formby Christmas Lights Switch On, on the 1st Sunday of Advert!
Southport Christmas Lights have been Switched On

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Man rescued and arrested after stolen car was driven into Carr Mill Dam

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