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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:- 2018-02-10
     


China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition is in Liverpool!

AS part of the Liverpool's City 10th Anniversary of being European City of Culture, 2008, the World Museum Liverpool, on William Brown Street (L3 8BN), are hosting the long awaited:- 'China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition.'

The exhibition sheds light on almost 1,000 years, formative years of the Chinese nation, from the bitter struggles of warring states in the 8th Century BC to the rise of the Qin State and the unification of China by the First Emperor in 221 BC, concluding with the peace and prosperity of the Han Dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD)
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Metro Mayor urges communities to help shape a shared cultural future

METRO Mayor Steve Rotheram is encouraging people and organisations across the Liverpool City Region to get involved in shaping the area's cultural future, and promising...
 

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Heart breaking hidden story of Liverpool Chinese families revealed in new exhibition

A major exhibition exploring the little known story of more than 1,000 Chinese sailors...

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It's a wheel waste… a quarter of a million pounds...

Picture of a NHS Wheelchair worth 250k

IT is estimated that 300 wheelchairs and expensive pressure relief cushions; worth in excess of ₤250,000; have not been returned to the NHS and instead are either thrown away or given to charity shops or even sold in car boot sales...


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Better transport links on the horizon to support Southport growth

SOUTHPORT is expected to receive a much needed boost to its transport links in a bid to aid the town's growth and improve connectivity with Manchester and Liverpool. 

In a recent visit to the North West, Chris Grayling, Transport Secretary and MP for Epson and Ewell, has vowed to improve rail connectivity in Southport and its neighbouring Regions...


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Southport projects hit the jackpot!

Ore Oduba

NEW figures show that more than ₤298,000 of National Lottery funding was invested within Southport...

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Hugh Baird College event provides local employment opportunities

Photo - Traineeship Event

HUGH Baird College recently played host to a wide selection of employers from across the Region as they showcased a range of Traineeship vacancies available to people aged 16; 24 through the College's Traineeship...

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Liverpool City Council takes back control of City's highways

Highways maintenance now back under Liverpool City Council's control...

LIVERPOOL City Council has taken back control of looking after the City's highways, ending its contract with Amey, by mutual agreement. The moves comes as part of a Council wide review which has brought parks services, street cleansing...

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Undergraduates to tutor GCSE students in Liverpool

AROUND 60 University of Liverpool undergraduates have been recruited to work with Secondary School pupils in the City to drive up attainment in maths and science. The project is part of the Liverpool Promise; a pledge by education, civic, cultural and business leaders to make the City's education system the best in the UK, cultural and business leaders to make the City's education system the best in the UK...

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Hayseed Dixie and the support act Emma McGrath have performed in Liverpool

WE hope you didn't miss the US band Hayseed Dixie, who played at the O2 Academy 2, Liverpool, on 6 February 2018, but if you did, well we have this review and some photos for you.

To kick the night off, Emma McGrath took the stage. For a duo of musicians, the sound was full and pleasant...

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BB Training Academy learner brings:- 'The Gruffalo' to life

LEARNERS across the country from BB Training Academy celebrated the power of storytelling when they took part in National Storytelling Week, that ran...

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Bike & Go shares the love by offering 2 for 1 this Valentine's

BIKE hire scheme Bike & Go is bringing a touch of romance to various train stations across the region this Valentine's Day week; by giving users the opportunity for their companion to hire a bike for free.  Subscribers to the scheme can turn up to any 1 of 21 participating Train Stations across the region, including:- Southport, Formby, Ainsdale and Ormskirk, and hire...

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Merseyside Police's new Operational Command Centre is open for business

Paul Heald Morgan Sindall senior contracts manager, Jane Kennedy Merseyside Police & Crime Commissioner, Andrew Cooke Chief Constable

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Chief Constable and Commissioner have taken delivery of Merseyside Police's new Operational Command Centre on time and on budget. Jane Kennedy and Andy Cooke attended a special ceremony yesterday at which construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall...
 

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Enjoy an action packed February ½ Term on the River Mersey

₤35 family ticket allows 2 adults and 3 children to ride the Mersey Ferry and visit the U-Boat Story at Woodside and also the popular Spaceport attraction in Seacombe

₤35, advance purchase, family River Explorer and Spaceport ticket gives access to the U-Boat Story at Woodside and also the Spaceport attraction in Seacombe; which is currently hosting the popular:- "Sci-Fi Icons" exhibition. The River Explorer Cruise is 1 of Liverpool's most iconic...

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Liverpool's 1st vegan taco night

LIVERPOOL'S Maguire's Pizza Bar has played host to what we think could be the City's 1st ever vegan taco night. This reservation only, pop up event was organised by Jay Jones of "Black Masa"; so called because of the black...

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Marking 100 years of the Women's Vote

Photo - DPCC Cllr Emily Spurrell

MERSEYSIDE'S Deputy Police Commissioner has marked 100 years since some women gained the right to vote by encouraging other young women to get involved with politics....
 

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Pioneering research highlights dangers to firefighters

Photo - Anna Stec

LACK of UK fire fighting regulation causing:- "alarmingly high" exposure to cancerous chemicals, warn scientists. New research by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has given rise to fresh calls for the Government to regulate...

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Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service celebrate more pet oxygen masks arriving at Sefton Stations

An example of a pet  friendly oxygen masks in use.

FIRE engines at 3 fire Stations in Sefton are now carrying pet friendly oxygen masks thanks to generous donations from animal lovers. The masks, provided...

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Barnstondale Centre visitors going places thanks to Lookers Vauxhall

Heidi Hughes, Business Development Director at Barnstondale with Barnie Owl, accepting the keys to the new minibus from Martin Benbow, General Manager at Lookers Vauxhall Birkenhead.

VISITORS to Barnstondale Activity Centre are set for some exciting trips this year, thanks to Lookers Vauxhall Birkenhead, which has provided the...

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Hidden jewel of port's golden age to be revealed

WORK has begun to reveal 1 of the hidden jewels of the historic Leeds and Liverpool Canal for the 1st time in 170 years. The Stanley Flight, built in 1848 by the celebrated Victorian engineer Jesse Hartley, was a pivotal moment in the...

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Robert Zielinski sentenced to 8 years imprisonment for setting up cannabis farms worth up to ₤7 million

A Kensington man was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment for conspiring to produce up to ₤7 million worth of cannabis, at Liverpool Crown Court, on Monday, 5 February 2018....

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Week of action sees Officers crack down on human trafficking

OVER the last few months, local Policing, specialised human trafficking and Home Office Immigration teams have teamed up to offer a multi agency approach to target modern slavery in the Merseyside area and protect those at risk.

In a week of action, which ran from the 29 January 2018 to 4 February 2018, officers visited a number of local shops and businesses on the lookout for potential victims of this type of crime...
 

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Frack Free Formby Residents Meeting

ON Tuesday, 6 February 2017, a action group called:- "Frack Free Formby" held an open meeting aimed at raising awareness and preparing for Aurora's community engagement event that we have previously reported on, within our...
 

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Appeal for information following collision in Ainsdale

MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for information following a collision in Ainsdale.  Officers were called, at about 7.20pm, on 5 February 2018, to a report of a collision involving a gold Volvo S70 and a blue Range Rover on Liverpool Road, between Orchard Lane and Meadow Lane, Ainsdale...

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HMRC asks retail bosses to enlist staff in the fight against the iTunes scam

HMRC have written to the chief executives of major UK retailers, urging them to share details of a prolific scam with all their staff so that they can act as the last line of defence against fraudsters...

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Merseyside Police welcome sentencing of 6 men in relation to ATM burglary offences

ON Monday, 5 February 2018, Merseyside Police have welcomed the sentencing of 6 men to a total of over 20 years imprisonment...

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CIOT calls for debate on the uneven Tax burden imposed on employed and self employed labour

RESPONDING to the publication of Good Work plan, the Government's response to the Taylor Review, John Cullinane, CIOT Tax Policy Director...

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Liverpool to light up with energy saving LED scheme

A multi-million pound scheme is to begin this week that will see almost 2 thousand Liverpool streets fitted with new LED lights. A total of 15,000 street...

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₤3m boost for clean buses in Liverpool City Region

A successful bid by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has secured ₤3m to reduce emissions on nearly 150 buses.  The ₤3m from Central...

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Work begins on improvements to Southport Hospital A&E

BUILDING work on expanding the accident and emergency department is under way at Southport Hospital. The ₤1.25m project aims to further improve the experience of care for patients and...

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Arriving at Hospital in an Ambulance does not get you seen any quicker

ARRIVING at Hospital in an Ambulance does not get you seen any quicker; that's the message from North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) crews who want people to...

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Call for unifier to help Government departments meet Taylor goals

THE Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has highlighted the huge amount of work to be done in order to implement the recommendations and deliver the plan set out by the Government...

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Metro Mayor pledges to make Liverpool City Region the UK's 3rd most visited destination

LIVERPOOL City Region Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram is today pledging to make the City Region the 3rd most visited...

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Morrisons creates 'love calculator' to help Southport's shoppers find love in the aisles

MORRISONS Southport is helping hopeless romantics navigate the year's most difficult buying decision; what to buy your loved 1 for Valentine's Day. The supermarket has...

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Lord Mayor has officially opened new ₤7 million fruit and veg market

LIVERPOOL'S new fruit, vegetable and flower market, located in Gillmoss, has been officially opened by Liverpool's Lord Mayor, on Wednesday, 7 February 2018...
 

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Arts Council Catalyst funding awarded to Collective Encounters

ARTS Council England have announced Collective Encounters is 1 of the organisations that will collectively receive a total of...

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Police and Crime Panel approve Merseyside PCC's budget plan

MERSEYSIDE Police Commissioner's proposals to balance the Police Budget in the face of on going Government grant cuts have been approved by the body which...

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UK needs to take 'leap of faith' in cancer treatments

THE UK needs to take a:- "giant leap of faith" in cancer care if it is to avoid falling behind in the development of innovative treatments. Professor Karol Sikora, medical director...
 

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Drug driving offences reach record high in Merseyside during Christmas period

DRIVING offences involving drugs in Merseyside reached record figures during the December / Christmas period...

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Liverpool City Region businesses call for 'one stop shop' to bridge skills gap

A business focus group has identified a 'one stop shop' providing information and support on skills and funding for training as a key area of focus for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's new Skills Strategy and Skills Commission...

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Hot Cars 1st show of 2018 in Southport

THE UK Hot Cars have put on a fantastic show next to the Marrine Lake Cafe, in Southport, on 4 February 2018.  The club...

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