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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:- 2018-03-03


It's Snow Joke

THIS past week, snow has caused massive issues throughout the UK, but on Merseyside the effects have been minimal. Thankfully, the snow was only very light, but ice has brought some problems and rail services have been affected at times. The knock-on effects though have meant that many businesses have struggled to get work done, leading to many of them having a very slow week. Merseyrail have had to reduce services at times across the network as have...

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Time for solutions after 'worst winter' says NHS Confederation

COMMENTING on the remarks made by Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, on the latest winter performance figures, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations...

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Fire chief reads to Schoolchildren to mark World Book Day!

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service's Chief Fire Officer, Dan Stephens, visited a Huyton Primary School, to take part in 'World Book Day' celebrations. CFO Stephens joined a special assembly at St Columba's...

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₤4.5m Initiative to Help Households Into Work Up and Running

Steve Rotheram, Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor (back row, centre), pictured with the 24 Households into Work advocates.

A team of 24 advocates who will help 800 unemployed families into work across the Liverpool City Region have started a 2 week induction programme at the City Region's Combined Authority...



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New Mersey Cruise Terminal enters key phase

LIVERPOOL City Council has appointed 1 of the UK's leading building and civil engineering contractors to prepare a new Cruise Terminal Facility on the River Mersey. The new facility will enable the City to welcome the world's biggest cruise...

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Hospice asks businesses to support Ladies Day

EVERY May, the St. Joseph's Hospice Ladies Day attracts women of all generations from across Merseyside...

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Liverpool 2018 wins inaugural clipper race Sanya Serenity Coast in port regatta

THE inaugural Clipper Race Sanya Serenity Coast In Port Regatta has been 1 to remember, with Liverpool 2018 leading from start to finish to take victory. Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world were able to watch the 1st ever Clipper Race Sanya Serenity Coast In-Port Regatta live, with the race also broadcasted live on...

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Bike and Go offers free book with every sign up to mark World Book Day

LEADING bike hire scheme Bike and Go was offering every new subscriber a brand new best selling fiction book worth up to ₤10 on 'World Book Day.' For 24 hours on 1 March 2018, each person who took out an annual subscription, which allows up to 2 bikes at a time to...

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Consultant offering women advice on menopause

TOP CONSULTANT: Author, Dr Paula Briggs.

ADVICE and guidance is now being offered on the...

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RMT confirms further 24 hours of strike action on Northern and Merseyrail in fight over guards and rail safety goes ahead, despite the weather

IF the weather has not stopped your plans for a fun weekend, the Rail Union, the RMT have announced that the strike action will still go ahead, on Saturday, 3 March 2018, in separate disputes with train operating companies Northern and Merseyrail over...

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Walk for Autism

POP along to The Atkinson, on Monday, 5 March 2018, get on a treadmill and help:- 'Walk for Autism.'   Walk for Autism 2018 is being organised by Autism Initiatives Group, a national charity which started in Southport and runs...

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'Bark' to the future

Photo shows children from Northcote School with teachers, Friends of Walton Hall Park volunteers and staff from Mersey Forest.

PRIMARY School pupils are using planting power to help make Liverpool greener for generations to come. Children from Florence Melly, Leamington Road, Northcote and Rice...

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Is your Internet being affected by the weather?

THE wild weather affecting Britain will continue into the weekend as Storm Emma continues to bring heavy rain, snow and high seas in the wake of serious disruption which was caused by what the national media dubbed...

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South Sefton in New York City

A Level students from Hugh Baird College's South Sefton Campus recently left College life...

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Gulliver's are now recruiting for new trainee managers to undertake their Trainee Management Programme

Jenna Hughes and Chris Cook, existing managers at Gulliver's - 2015 Graduates

11 individuals from the 3 previous years' are enjoying careers at Gulliver's in permanent managerial positions across the company, all as a result of the programme and we are now...

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Use apprentice funding, urges training specialist

A leading Lancashire training specialist has made...

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Boost to Liverpool's plans to be Hollywood of the North

LIVERPOOL'S plans to establish a world class film studio will receive a major boost in a few days time. Liverpool City Council's Cabinet is set to approve the ₤1.8m purchase of 4.64 hectares (11.47 acres) of land, known as the MTL site, next to the former Littlewoods HQ which will soon be home to the new 'Liverpool...'

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Charity partnership raises more than ₤4,000 for Alzheimer's Society

EFT Systems Ltd Southport took on the challenge of a year's fundraising to support Alzheimer's Society concluding February 2018. Employees enjoyed a fun packed year of fundraising including cake sales, BBQs, and...

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New Barnardo's shop in Liverpool welcomes 700 customers in 1st week

A new Barnardo's store in Liverpool has welcomed more than 710 customers through its doors in its 1st week of opening. The Barnardo's Charity Shop, at Great Homer Street, Liverpool, which was unveiled to the public by the City's Mayor, on 17...

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Developing a Liverpool City of Music Strategy

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LIVERPOOL City Council has brought together key music industry figures to shape a music strategy which makes the most of its UNESCO City of Music status. External sector experts have used ground breaking analysis to get an understanding of...

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Miss Liverpool City Region and Miss Southport Audition Dates Set

IF you want to become the next Miss Liverpool City Region or Miss Southport, the dates for auditions are as follows:-

Miss Liverpool City Region Only
- 15 March 2018, at...

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Your vote is yours alone' - new campaign launched ahead of May elections to help prevent electoral fraud

A new campaign to help prevent electoral fraud has been launched ahead of May's local elections by the Electoral Commission, with the support...

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Video Viewing Taxi Driver Banned

A Taxi driver who watched videos on his mobile phone while ferrying partially sighted passengers across Liverpool has been taken off the road. Driver...

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Deputy PCC pledges ₤3m of support for vulnerable victims through Victim Care Merseyside service

MERSEYSIDE'S Deputy Police Commissioner have announced her plans to...

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Your Voice, Your Vote

DON'T lose your voice…  That's the big message from Liverpool City Council to students across the City as the countdown to the local elections begins. This week the Council's Electoral Services team has been making...

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Lidl distribution centre staff in Runcorn need Usdaw to get a fairer deal at work

THE Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) are the UK's 5th biggest and the fastest growing Trade Union...

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Almost ½ of shoppers in the North West put off buying ethical products due to being too expensive

ALMOST ˝ of shoppers in the North West are put off buying ethical products because they're too expensive, new research...

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Liverpool City Region to host summit to improve mental health awareness

THE 1st Liverpool City Region Mental Health Summit will take place, on Friday, 2 March 2018, in Runcorn, as part of a wider programme to raise...

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