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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:- 2018-31-03


Formby's Walk of Witness and Passion Play  2018

THE Churches Together in Formby, Altcar and Hightown have again delivered a very interesting Passion Play that followed on from an extremely well attended Walk of Witness. The Good Friday Walk of Witness has been held since the...

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LJLA forecasting 10% increase in Easter passenger numbers as Summer season gets under way

LIVERPOOL John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is expecting the 1st Bank Holiday weekend of 2018 to be particularly busy with passenger numbers set to be around 10% higher than in 2017, as...

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MARSM and Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) present boundary breaking Lekhfa at the Invisible Wind Factory

LIVERPOOL Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) has partnered with events company MARSM to bring a boundary breaking concert by Lekhfa to the Invisible Wind Factory Substation, on Tuesday, 24 April 2018...

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Win tickets to the Liverpool Spring Festival 2018

FANCY a fun filled family day out? We have 5 family passes for Liverpool Spring Festival to give away. The family friendly festival, which features a whole raft of exciting activities, is set to take place in the City's leafy Sefton Park, from 28 April to 29 April 2018...
 

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Milestone reached in CLA campaign for universal broadband

A watershed moment in the CLA's long running campaign to end the digital discrimination against rural homes and businesses has been reached after a law enacting a legal obligation to deliver universal broadband of at least 10 megabits per second (Mbps) by the end of 2020, was laid in Parliament, on 28 March 2018...

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The Mersey Beatles Announce Lytham Festival 2018

ON Monday, 16 July 2018, the world's most successful musical theatre group Collabro will perform on the Pavilion Stage at Lowther Pavilion. Their last Lytham Festival performance saw them close last year's event with the hugely successful West End Proms show.  On Tuesday, 17 July 2018, The Mersey Beatles...

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Danish students visit National Grid Gasholder sites in Liverpool

L to R: Sarah Helby (Land Regeneration Advisor - National Grid) Paul Quance (Contracts Director – The Coleman Group), Leigh Ward (Gasholder Demolition Advisor – National Grid) students Lise, Mikkel and Eline at the Wavertree site.

3 Danish urban design students have discovered the nation's industrial heritage during a visit to Liverpool to see some of National Grid's Gasholders.

National Grid is undertaking a nationwide programme to dismantle Gasholders, as they...

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HGV cab's final patrol after catching over 5,000 careless drivers

AN unmarked HGV cab is taking to the road for the final time after catching over 5,000 careless drivers in the past 3 years.

The cab has travelled 99,000 miles on Motorways and Major A-Roads since the safety initiative began, spotting an average of 1 driving offence every 16 miles...

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The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre celebrates its 60th Birthday

THE Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, on 28 March 2018, have celebrated 60 years of caring for people with cancer.

Staff at the Hospital, on the Wirral, as well as at Trust Centres in Aintree, Liverpool and Chemotherapy Clinics in the Region, celebrated...

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North West Business Owners Fear the Rise In Minimum Wage and Present State Of British Economy

NORTH West business owners started preparing to take another hit to their profits, as the UK national minimum wage, on 1 April 2018, a study revealed a worrying outlook for our economy...

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Lost Photos help Clatterbridge Cancer Centre to celebrate its achievements

A doctor has told how he uncovered a treasure trove of photographs of The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, by chance while bidding in an online auction for travel pictures. Chris Studds, a GP in Cheshire, discovered...

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Flytipper punished for dumping rubbish

34 year old, Bed Dwyer, from the Liverpool, pleaded guilty, at Liverpool Magistrates Court, to 6 counts of flytipping. He was found to have repeatedly dumped household and business waste, in Liverpool, has been given a 4 month suspended jail sentence and ordered to carry out...

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Stonewater completes major homes transfer in Southport

(Left to right) Lynda Lines, Stonewater Portfolio Options Manager; Pat Egan, Places for People Group Executive Director Affordable Housing; Councillor Frederick Weavers, Ward Councillor for Kew Ward; Sue Shirt, Stonewater Executive Director Housing, and Paul McNeilly, Places for People Place Team Manager.

AN official handover has marked the transfer of 147 social rented homes in Southport by social housing provider Stonewater to Places for People Homes, the property and neighbourhood management arm of place making group Places for People...

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Gary Delaney returns to the road with another onslaught

THE 1 and only Gary Delaney returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery in new tour called:- 'Gagster's Paradise.' Wisecracking Gary and his infectious charm are renowned in the business for...

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Eggs for the CHICS

BEST NEST: Liverpool City Council Charity Champion Lisa Flynn surrounded by some of the hundreds of chocolate Easter Eggs collected by council staff.

BIG hearted Liverpool City Council workers will make Easter 'eggstra' special for children across the City thanks to a cracking charity campaign. Over the past few weeks hundreds of staff members have been laying eggs in special collection areas across a number of Council buildings in readiness for the Easter celebrations. City Council Charity Champion...

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Southport golf club's hole in 1 for cancer research fundraising drive

GOLFERS from Southport's Hillside Golf Club have raised ₤11,000 to support life saving cancer research after a year long fundraising drive. The club selected North West Cancer Research, as its charity of the year and has spent the last 12 months organising a calendar...

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Spring clean for area's Motorways

THE Highways England joined forces with Keep Britain Tidy and have been taking part in its 'Great British Spring Clean' with the M61 and M602 in Greater Manchester and M6 in Lancashire being targeted as part of the campaign. Around 200,000 bags of litter are collected every...

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Edge Hill University and Tate Liverpool explore new education and community engagement approaches

EDGE Hill University is collaborating with Tate Liverpool on an innovative education and community research project...

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Liverpool Pride Festival returns for its 9th consecutive and will still be free

THE region's established annual celebration of all things LGBTQ+ will again take place across 2 days, Saturday, 28 July 2018 and Sunday, 29 July 2018. The location will be revealed soon. Liverpool Pride has grown to...

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Liverpool ½ Marathon

YOU can hear the faint sounds envelop the runners and their last minute conversations, 15 minutes until the horn sounds and the runners start the 25th Vitality ½ marathon. The atmosphere is electric. The inaugural vitality BTR Liverpool ½ and...

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Young people's performance supports rough sleepers

STUDENTS have taken over the City Centre in a dramatic show of support for Liverpool's 'forgotten people.' 

Young dancers and actors from The City of Liverpool College converged, on...

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Black Men Walking tour culminates in Liverpool after selling out venues nationwide

ECLIPSE Theatre ends its UK tour of 'Black Men Walking' at Unity Theatre in Liverpool, from Thursday, 26 April to Saturday, 28 April 2018, having sold out many venues across the UK. It is the 1st work to be staged as part of the company's...

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Heatons Bridge Inn, Burscough, to host annual military vehicles and equipment display

HEATONS Bridge Inn, at Burscough, has become established, (courtesy of proprietors Steve and Jacqui Winrow), as the host to ½ yearly events at which a range of military vehicles and equipment are gathered together and displayed by the enthusiasts who restore and maintain them....

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Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein live in Stafford

THE Redrum Bar, Stafford, is a relatively new live music venue in the Town Centre. Since opening they've played host to a number of bigger rock and metal bands that would usually...

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Southport Bikers carry out annual 'Easter Egg Run'

THE Original Cruisers held the club's annual Charity Easter Egg Run to Springbrook Children's, on Palm Sunday, 25 March 2018. Despite the very sunny and surprisingly warm...

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Croxteth Hall to host  1st ever CBBC Summer Social

LIVERPOOL City Council are collaborating with the BBC to put on a brand new, large scale children’s and family festival which will be the 1st of its kind in the UK.  The event...

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Supercars of the Northwest, Southport Event

ON Sunday, 25 March 2018, Victoria Park, in Southport, played host to a Supercars of the Northwest event. Despite the weather forecasters saying it would be wet or even...

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results reveal a golden year for the goldfinch in Merseyside

THE latest results from the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch have revealed a golden year for the goldfinch along with a number of other small birds after a surge in sightings in gardens...

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Knowsley Community College Highlighted as the Best in Liverpool for Pass Rates

THE newly published National Achievement Rate Tables has reveal that for the 2nd year running, Knowsley Community College is the 'Best Further Education College' in Liverpool, for best overall vocational pass rates...

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Letter to the Editor:- "The Garfield Weston Foundation"

"DEAR Editor, as 1 of the UK's largest charitable funders we want to highlight the amazing work that is being carried out by many small community organisations and charities in the Southport area. However many of the vital..."

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Are community co-operative pubs the answer to widespread closures?

IS your local pub calling last orders? Does your Village no longer have a central place to meet now that the only watering hole has shut up shop; unable to make ends meet? Setting up your own community co-operative pub...

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Tesco offers more surplus food to community groups in Southport

CHARITIES and community groups in Southport are being invited to sign up to receive surplus food from their local Tesco store. Across the UK the supermarket distributes hundreds of thousands of meals to good...

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More Hope for Rough Sleepers

LIVERPOOL City Council has unveiled plans to help rough sleepers all year round by transforming its temporary night shelter into a full time facility. Last November, the City Council and its partners opened Labre House, on Camden Street, as a temporary winter...

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2nd Public Speaking Club Meeting to be held in Liverpool

THE SA Speakers, who are a new local public speaking club, will be hosting a meeting, on 16 April 2018, at the Racquet Club, located within the Hargreaves Buildings, on Chapel Street, Liverpool (L3 9AG.) The meeting will beginning at:- 7:15pm, the meeting will give those attending a...

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Get your Army Cadet Youth Band Concert tickets

THE National Army Cadet Youth Band will be holding a 'Band Concert' at Ince Blundell Village Hall (L38 6JQ) on Wednesday, 4 April 2018. The event will start at 7:30pm and tickets can be obtained via Formby Home or the Hightown Village Store...

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Leo's Bar, Southport are looking for Pool Team Members, so if interested. pop over and apply within.

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