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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:- 2018-02-17


Empire Restaurant welcomes in the Chinese New Year 4716

THE Liverpool Hung Gar Kung Fu Group was formed in 1975 and has since grown to become 1 of the North West's leading clubs. At this time of year they are always in great demand, but even more so, at this year when they are participating heavily in the celebrations in Liverpool, marking the Chinese New Year 2018. As they get ready for the main event in Liverpool, on Sunday, 18 February, the...

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Working in partnership is the secret to success!

LANCASHIRE Care has been working together with

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Liverpool Bach Collective

Liverpool Bach Collective at Liverpool Parish Church

LIVERPOOL Bach Collective is staging its biggest project to date in March 2018, when it will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's St John Passion; a work generally considered to be among the greatest creations in western classical music. The performance will be given at...

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Patient's praise for innovative prostate surgery

INNOVATIVE: Surgeon Mr Mistry showing the Urolift procedure.

A leading urological surgeon has carried out surgery at Ormskirk Hospital for the first time which improves bladder control due to an enlarged prostate. A father of 2 was the...



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Liverpool cleans up with green sweeper

LIVERPOOL is trialling an electric street sweeper as part of a drive to make the City green and clean.

The test run of the Bucher CityCat 2-2-ev cleaner is part of a wider plan to introduce a diesel free fleet of Council vehicles in the City Centre by 2019, and across...

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Prison secures breastfeeding charter mark

A Liverpool prison is the latest organisation to secure a charter mark for being breast...

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Another Northern and Merseyrail Strike Announced

THE Rail Union RMT announced further strike action on Saturday, 3 March 2018, in separate disputes with train operating companies Northern and Merseyrail over attacks on the role of the safety critical guard and...

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Future of major City square up for debate

A public consultation on the future of Liverpool's historic Williamson Square is to be launched on Friday, 23 February 2018. Liverpool City Council together...

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Chinese New Year - Liverpool 2018

LIVERPOOL'S Chinese New Year celebrations are already underway as thousands of lanterns line City Centre streets and buildings have turned red to mark the Year of the Dog. The main activity will take place until Sunday, 18 February 2018, as brand new...

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Site surveys to unlock Festival Park site future

LIVERPOOL City Council is to begin a programme of site investigations to ready the Festival Park for a radical redevelopment. The authority's cabinet is set to approve a ₤1m schedule...
 

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Billie Holiday inspired show:- 'Who Wants to Live Forever?' is heading to Oldham Library for March 2018

WRITER, director, performer, poet and jazz singer Cheryl Martin is taking her Billie Holiday inspired show Who Wants to Live Forever? on tour this year...

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Judicial review on decision to build ₤250m bypass through Rimrose Valley

THE plans to build a new ₤250m bypass through a country park, in Merseyside, known as Rimrose Valley is to face a legal challenge. On Friday, 16 February 2018, it was announced that a Judicial Review will now be held after court has granted Sefton Council permission to proceed...

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Liverpool International Tennis Tournament 2018

THE organizer of the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament, Northern Vision are currently looking for new partners and sponsors for our 2018 event, both locally and nationally.

The Liverpool International Tennis Tournament...

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Launch of Schools' Buying Hub North West sees significant number of registrations

SCHOOLS in the North West of England are being encouraged to register for the Schools' Buying Hub North West, a free...

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Significant delays as Altcar Road Formby (B5195) temporarily closed

IN Formby, traffic problems again have recurred as a small sinkhole has appeared on Altcar Road, 1 of only 3 routes out of the Village, on to the A565 Formby By Pass...

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Revisits classic Mansun debut ahead of extensive reissue campaign

FOLLOWING his recent sold out run of solo dates, Paul Draper has announced additional details about his 2018 UK tour.

At each of the shows, Paul will play 2 sets:- 1st, he will play tracks from his acclaimed recent solo debut:- 'Spooky Action' and the 2 EPs that preceded...

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It's the Year of the Dog at Southport Flower Show 2018

VISITORS to the Southport Flower Show can bring along a very special guest this summer; their pet dog. For the 1st time in the event's 89 year history, families are welcome to bring along their 4 legged friends to the seaside venue in Victoria Park...

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Number of cars abandoned increases 6 fold in 4 years

BRITAIN is becoming a scrapyard for abandoned cars, as new research reveals the number of vehicles being dumped on the road side has increased 6 fold in 4 years.

New data, obtained by Confused.com through Freedom of Information requests...

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Hugh Baird College Students Get A Taste of Nordic Food Culture

IN preparation for their own Nordic themed evening at the L20 Restaurant, a group of budding young chefs from Hugh Baird College's renowned L20 Hotel School were recently taken on an educational visit to the Danish capital of Copenhagen

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Masterchef winner Anton Piotrowski inspires students

HUGH Baird College's L20 Hotel School welcomed 2012 'Masterchef - The Professionals' winner Anton Piotrowski and his team from Liverpool's Röski Restaurant to their L20 Restaurant to work alongside students to produce a...

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Charity Helps Carers Gain Certification In The Healing Touch

8 carers have proved they literally have the healing touch by passing their assessments for a complementary therapy programme which will enhance their work with older people and those living with dementia...

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IT jobs drive growth in the North West

THE latest employment figures have revealed that over 1.65m jobs have been created across Britain in the:- 'IT and Business Services' sector since 2010, with it...

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Liverpool sets out plan to save World Heritage status

A report outlining how Liverpool intends to save its World Heritage Status is set to be endorsed by the City Council next week. The Council, together with Government and Historic England, has drafted a Desired State of Conservation Report (DSOCR) which describes the corrective measures Liverpool is proposing to protect the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the site...

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Liverpool City Region and Louisville Announce Cultural Exchange

TO celebrate and strengthen cultural links between the Liverpool City Region and Louisville, Kentucky, exemplified by the iconic photograph of 'The Beatles' meeting Muhammad...

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Merseyside comes together to support 'The Female Mind'

REGIONAL experts from the fields of mental health and maternity care described the lack of emotional support available to pregnant and post...

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The Stage Is Set For Nightrider #Liverpool2018

NIGHTRIDER is gearing up to showcase Liverpool's famous landmarks and legendary musical heritage during a special year for the City. #Liverpool2018 is putting the City on the world...

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St Helens Mayor signs up for Safer Driving Scheme

St Helens Mayor Councillor Joe Pearson at the Rainhill Senior Road Users event with the Mayoress Sylvia Pearson.

ST HELENS Mayor Councillor Joe Pearson has signed up to take part in a special initiative to help senior drivers further improve...

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Record road investment in the North West steps up in 2018

MEMBERS of the public have the opportunity to comment on detailed plans to upgrade the vital Trans Pennine route...

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NWAS to launch brand new staff led Instagram account

IN a 1st for Ambulance Services in the UK, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) NHS Trust will be launching a brand new Instagram account...

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Apprenticeship Levy needs urgent reform to deliver apprentice targets

THE Apprenticeship Levy will not deliver the 3 million apprenticeships targeted by the Government...

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Land Release Fund

A ₤8.9 million cash injection into key community projects will help kick-start the building of up to 2,241 new homes across the Northern Powerhouse, Housing Minister Dominic Raab has announced, on the 16 February...

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Landlord faces ₤1,300 bill for operating unlicensed property

A Liverpool landlord has been hit with a total bill of almost ₤1,300 after being found guilty at Magistrates Court of managing a property without a compulsory licence. The licensing...

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Fast Food Frauster Fails To Scam Insurer

A fast food delivery driver from Merseyside concealed his true occupation and fraudulently purchased black box insurance coverage courtesy of Coverbox, failing to take heed of the fact that the insurer did not

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Football's Coming Home

FOOTBALL coaching students from Hugh Baird College have recently been treated to a behind the scenes visit to The Football Association's National Football Centre; St George's Park...

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Council calls for rethink on Job Centre closures

LIVERPOOL City Council is again calling on the Government to reconsider its programme of Job Centre closures. The Department for Work and Pensions closed Norris Green, in September 2017 and Aintree, in...

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Parents urged to be cautious before applying for Tax Free Childcare

THE Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is urging parents and carers to check their position before applying for the new Tax Free Childcare (TFC) as they may find other benefits they currently receive are stopped or that other childcare schemes can offer more financial support...

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52,000 children of public sector workers in North West pushed into poverty

ALMOST 52,000 children in the North West with a parent working in the public sector are now living in poverty according to new TUC analysis that have been published Thursday, 15 February 2018. Since 2010, the region has seen over 17,000 more children (51% rise) fall into poverty...

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Smooth transition planned for shelter closure

LIVERPOOL City Council has the:- 'provision and expertise in place' to deal with the wind down of the temporary homelessness shelter at Kingsway House in the City Centre, which is set to close, on Wednesday, 28 February 2018.

The shelter - set up and...

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