Public welcome at November
SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk Hospital NHS
Trust will hold its next Board Meeting, on Wednesday, 1 November 2017, at 10am.
The meeting will be held in the Clinical Education Centre at Southport and
Formby District General Hospital.
Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the meeting. Anyone with
a special requirement should contact the Trust in advance on:- 01704 704783.
The agenda will be available on the Trust website in advance of the meeting.
Supporting papers will be made available on the day.
Consumers in the North West turn to
jumpers and hot water bottles as they worry about high energy bills
CONSUMERS in the North West are worried
their energy bills will go up this year and as a result are reaching for extra
layers, blankets and hot water bottles instead of turning on their central
The Winter Warming Report from TopCashback.co.uk, the UK's most generous cashback and comparison website, finds 67% of consumers in the
North West are
anxious about increases to energy prices effecting their heating bills and fear
they will be paying more in 2017.
49% of people in the North West are planning to switch energy suppliers in the
hope to bring down costs yet 71% of people are considering not turning their
heating on all together, instead looking to cheaper alternatives to avoid high
Over the course of winter, consumers in the North West spend ₤70 stocking up on
alternative warmers including jumpers (82%), blankets (63%), hot water bottles
(29%) and draft excluders (15%). The majority (85%) of people also switch to
hotter and more comforting foods in the evenings, increasing their grocery bills
by ₤22 a month.
The report also finds consumers are finding it harder to fight the cold weather
with the number of people claiming to turn their heating on between September
and the end of November increasing from 88% in previous years to 90%. However,
instead of having the heating on throughout the colder months or using a daily
timer, 42% are turning their heating on only when it is needed to take the bite
out of the air.
Natasha Rachel Smith, Consumer Affairs Editor for TopCashback.co.uk, said:-
"With energy prices rising at the fastest rate since 2014, it is having a
real effect on consumers in the North West who are worrying about their heating
bills going up. Our report shows people are concerned as to whether they can
afford to heat their homes this winter and are desperate to find ways to avoid
turning on their heating at all.
Switching energy providers can make a big difference, yet only half of consumers
are planning to switch this year. It's inevitable heating will be needed meaning
everyone should be looking for the best deals. TopCashback provides a comparison
services that lets consumers work out the best deal for them while earning
cashback on top. Members can currently get ₤140 cashback when switching to
► Family disagreements...
Discussions about whether to turn the heating on or not are also causing
arguments across households in the North West with 51% quarrelling with their
loved ones. People in the North West are the most likely to argue about the
People in the North West most commonly argue with their partners (74%), parents
(19%) and children (16%). Those who disagree with turning on the heating suggest
putting on extra layers (94%), having a hot drink (34%) and even going for a jog
around the house (6%) as alternative ways to warm up.
Regional heat mapping...
The report finds consumers in Wales are the most concerned about their energy
bills going up while people in the North West switch their energy providers the
People living in Yorkshire and the Humber also reach for winter warmers instead
of central heating more than any other region. However, those living in the
south-west spend ₤141 on items to warm them up in winter, which is the most in
the UK compared to people in the east who spend just ₤65.
CCTV image appeal following
MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives have
released CCTV image of a man they wish to speak, after a male, in his 60's, was
allegedly assaulted outside a Bootle Pub. The incident is said to have happed on
Saturday, 12 August 2017, at about 7pm. Merseyside Police have told us that the
victim was punched at a side doorway of the Mayflower Public House, located in
The Palantine, Bootle New Strand. The after reporting the incident, the
following morning, the victim was taken to Hospital and received stitches to a
wound in his head.
Detective Chief Inspector Gayle Rooney said:- "This appears to have been
an unprovoked assault which has resulted in a head injury and a long term impact
on the victim due to the level of violence involved. We are still trying to
establish the exact circumstances and want to hear from anyone who was in or
outside the premises at the time, or the man pictured, who we think may have
valuable information. It was busy in the pub at the time, and someone may have
seen the incident itself or know who this man is. We are relentless in pursuing
anyone involved in violence, and ensuring that they are put before the courts. I
can assure people that information will be acted upon."
Anyone with information is asked to contact:- 101 quoting incident number:-
0517205814 or you can leave information anonymously and for free on:- 0800 555
Civic Service focuses on
LIVERPOOL'S Annual Civic Service will
celebrate the City's incredible renaissance through regeneration. Led by Lord
Mayor, Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, it will take place at Liverpool Parish
Church, Our Lady and St Nicholas, on Sunday 29 October at 11.45am in front of an
invited audience of civic dignitaries and representatives from community and
It will include readings from regeneration expert Professor Michael Parkinson,
the Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for civic engagement and Executive Director of
the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy and Practice at the University of
There will also be an address from Reverend Bill Addy, Chief Executive of
Liverpool BID (Business Improvement District) Company and hymns led by Belvedere
Academy Chamber Choir. Councillor Kennedy said:- "Anyone who has been to Liverpool in recent
years knows it is a City that has been transformed through incredible
From Liverpool One, the Arena and Convention Centre and the Pier Head through to
new housing in Croxteth and Norris Green and the new district centres being
created in Everton and Anfield, regeneration has transformed this City's
It has given us the infrastructure to be able to attract millions of visitors
every year and the confidence to stage major cultural events that are amongst
the best in the world.
And all around us we can see the City's ambitions for the next phase of growth,
whether it is the Knowledge Quarter in Edge Hill, Liverpool Waters and Ten
Streets in the north and the Festival Gardens site in the South.
So it is right and proper that we give thanks for the positive impact of
regeneration at this year's Civic Service."