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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:- 2018-02-24


Liverpool celebrates Chinese New Year in style

LIVERPOOL was built on the back of immigration, with most people associating Liverpool with Irish migrants, but Liverpool is also home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe. Currently there are around 10,000 Chinese residents in Liverpool and even more throughout the Liverpool City Region, making it 1 of the biggest areas in Europe. It comes as no surprise that this vibrant...

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Southport awarded national Purple Flag accreditation

SOUTHPORT has been awarded Purple Flag accreditation after a lengthy campaign co-ordinated Southport Business Improvement District (BID) working in partnership with Merseyside Police, Sefton Council, Pubwatch...

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Taxing internet platforms partly by user participation may be possible, but likely to be controversial

THE Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has welcomed the Government's commitment to:- 'value creation' remaining as the basis to decide where and how much to tax multinational companies...

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Prescot Festival Announces Lineup for Milestone Year in the Arts

WITH work on Shakespeare North's Prescot Playhouse beginning in 2018, organisers of the Town's pioneering arts festival are ensuring this...

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Liverpool a top 4 UK investment destination, says influential report

AN influential report by global design and infrastructure consultancy, Arcadis has identified Liverpool City Region as 1 of the UK's top 4 growth hot spots...

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Flying Careers for Hugh Baird College Students

LAST week a group of Hugh Baird College Cabin Crew students attended a careers event hosted by Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The event was created by Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) in order to give students the opportunity to speak with staff from the many different departments within the airport about their roles and how they began their career in aviation.

Departments who attended included Air Traffic Control, Air Service Development, HR & Community and The...

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2018 Liverpool Chester Liverpool Bike Ride Celebrates 25 Years of Pedal Power

Liz Chandler, Director of Corporate Development at Merseytravel; Claire Bear, Claire House Children's Hospice Mascot; Mark Sandamas, Director of Pennine Events Ltd

RETURNING for its landmark 25th year, the hugely...

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People with Type 2 diabetes encouraged to educate themselves

Lisa Rowe (Diabetes Specialist), Laura Chatt (Diabetes Specialist) and Lucy Haworth (Dietetic & Diabetes Education Team Lead)

WITH around 7,500 people living with diabetes in Southport and Formby, Lancashire Care NHS  Foundation Trust's diabetes team is calling on people to educate themselves on...

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Can you get a degree for free?

WITH the cost of university once again causing national headlines once again, we spoke to the editor or teen magazine, Future Mag to find out whether you could get actually get a degree for free.

Ruth Sparkes said:- "English undergraduates pay up to ₤9,250 in yearly tuition fees. Depressing enough but worse still new graduates in England face average debt levels of more than a 3rd of the...

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Proposed housing developments in Formby

RESIDENTS in Altcar Lane have contacted us about a planning application that has been submitted to Sefton Council, by Morris Homes (Ref:- DC/2018/00020) to build 24 dwellings on farmland opposite 34 to 70 Altcar Lane. Residents have...

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Visitors asked:- "Please help prevent the spread of flu"

VISITORS with cold and flu symptoms are being asked to stay away from Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals to prevent the bug's spread...

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Advise Passengers travelling on Merseyrail and Northern Rail, on Saturday, 3 March 2018

PASSENGERS travelling to, from and within the Liverpool City Region are being urged to plan their journeys and check before they travel ahead of planned industrial action by members of the RMT union on Merseyrail and Northern Rail services, on Saturday, 3 March 2018.

Merseyrail services are planned to run every 30...

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Southport cyclists wanted to help stop cancer in its tracks with 300 mile charity challenge

LEADING local charity North West Cancer Research...

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PCC and Chief Constable set Merseyside Police budget for 2018/19

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner, Jane Kennedy, has publicly criticised the UK Government for increasing the burden of paying for Policing on local Council taxpayers as she set the Force's budget for the next financial year.

Jane Kennedy was joined by Merseyside...

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Paloma Faith to headline Haydock Park Racecourse in August

Paloma Faith

PALOMA Faith is the latest artist announced for the 2018 summer season, at Haydock Park Racecourse, joining previously announced Plan B who will headline on Saturday, 21 July 2018. With her acclaimed Number 1 album...

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Lytham Festival Issues Low Ticket Warning

THE Lytham Festival organisers are urging people to secure tickets to the 2018 event now to avoid missing out.  The...

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Hugh Baird College's L20 Hotel School scoops a trio of prestigious awards

Students and staff from Hugh Baird College’s L20 Hotel School.

THE L20 Hotel School, at Hugh Baird College and its L20 Restaurant are celebrating after receiving a host of prestigious awards including a...

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Kind hearted fun runners boost charity funds

A team of 120 festive fun runners who took part in the Radio City Liverpool Santa Dash...

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Will you be the next Miss Southport or Miss Liverpool City Region?

ARE you interested in becoming an ambassador...

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Calling all artists and photographers

IF you fancy you're an artist or photographer, here's a great opportunity; Trinity Arts Annual Art Exhibition is now accepting applications from exhibitors.

The 2 day exhibition, on 12 May to 13 May 2018.....

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Smooth transition of Kingsway residents underway

LIVERPOOL City Council is working with Signature Living to ensure a smooth transition when its temporary homelessness shelter in the City Centre closes next week.

For the last 4 weeks, the Council's housing and homelessness teams have been working with Signature Living to proactively manage the closure of their Kingsway.....

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Mayors Call On PM to Support Housing Outside London and the South East

ENGLAND'S Metro Mayors were meeting on the 20 February 2018 in Birmingham to call on Government for further investment and devolution for their City Regions. The summit is hosted by Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, the University of Birmingham and...

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74% of people in the North West say they would support changing the law for organ donation

74% of people in the North West are in favour of an 'opt-out' organ donation system; where people are registered as a donor, unless they state otherwise; rather than the current 'opt-in' law, according to new figures from the British Heart Foundation (BHF)....

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Children's charity announces new impact data demonstrating the effectiveness of  1 to 1 literacy support

LOCAL children's literacy charity Beanstalk has launched its latest Impact Report demonstrating the impact of providing 1 to 1 literacy support to children struggling with their reading.

The charity supports...

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Staying safe on our roads

A free event aimed at senior road users aged over 60 is being held on Tuesday, 6 March 2018, in Liverpool. Liverpool City Council has organised the event in the Alex Young Suite, at Everton Football Club, from 10am to 2pm, targeted at not just drivers, but also...

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Local landlord faces ₤22k bill for operating unlicensed properties

A LANDLORD has been hit with a total bill of over ₤22,000 after being found guilty at Liverpool Magistrates Court for managing 25 properties without a compulsory licence.

The licensing scheme for private landlords...

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Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram Challenges House Builders

THE Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram Speaking at his own housing summit, challenged house builders to make the Region an exemplar for...

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Creamfields 2018 - Line up Announced

WITH 21 years at the forefront of electronic music festivals, there are very few that quite compare to the behemoth that is Creamfields. For the 2018 edition, the festival once again unleashes a stellar line up that is mind blowing in depth and breadth, with artists from...

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Transport for the North invites Liverpool City Region's views on draft Strategic Transport Plan

TRANSPORT for the North has commenced a 13 week consultation on its draft Strategic Transport Plan...

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Workers in the North West put in ₤2.8 billion worth of unpaid overtime last year

ACROSS the UK public sector employees make up 25% of total employees but produce 39% of all unpaid overtime. Workers in the North West gave... Click on to read ...

 

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