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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:- 2018-24-03


Formby Churches Together Walk of Whiteness

ON Friday, 30 March 2018, Good Friday, the annual Walk of Witness will be taking place in Formby Village, next to the Formby Pool Centre. This year's event will take place, even if it snows, ending with the annual Passion Play. This local, traditional event will again contain some surprises we have been told, no, not the snow, even if that should happen. All denominations are encouraged to attend...

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Southport Good Friday Walk of Whiteness

ON Good Friday, 30 March 2018, the different denominations of Southport's Churches, will be gathering together to spread...

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Giant crane lifts A&E extension into place on Saturday

A 60m high crane will dominate the skyline, at Southport Hospital, on Saturday, 24 March 2018. The crane will be lifting 4 ready-built modules into place to create an 8 bay extension to the accident and emergency department..

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Public to have say on future of historic building

THE public are being invited to:- 'Have their Say' this week on proposals for the future of 1 of Liverpool's historic treasures. The Wellington Rooms, which...

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Council plans new future for historic estate

LIVERPOOL City Council has announced it is to launch a new investment drive to transform Croxteth Hall and Country Park into a major tourist...

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Vauxhall steps up a gear for charity Stick 'n' Step

LOCAL children's charity Stick 'n' Step has made huge savings this year, thanks to the fantastic loan of a car from Vauxhall's Grace and Favour scheme. In less than 6 months, driving the Vauxhall Astra has saved the charity close to ₤2,500, as employees have been able to use the borrowed car for essential work...

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Royal recognition for local Nurse

A Nurse from a local NHS Trust attended a Royal Reception, at Buckingham Palace...

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Merseycats help to give girl a voice

THE Merseycats, The Rock and Roll Children's Charity, have been helping to raise funds for an appeal set up by Paul Warrington, to raise money to gibe a voice to a young girl, Amelia Watterson, who suffers from both cerebral palsy and pit Hopkins syndrome.  After undergone multiple surgeries on her legs to help her become mobile and suffers a...

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Inspiring entrepreneurs at Toxteth Library

TOXTETH Library are hosting a free workshop for local entrepreneurs with Keira O'Mara founder of Mama Designs and Mark Lawler, the Managing Director of Baltic Creative CIC.

As leaders in business they will be providing advice and support to budding...

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Happy St Patrick's Day in Southport

THIS year's St Patrick's Day was whiter rather than green at times, but the warm atmosphere and welcome of Southport's only real Irish Pub, O'Learys, on Cable Street was still a big draw; so too was the fact the Six Nations...

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Experts on hand to check out your kidneys!

The team photographed on World Kidney Day 2017.

DID you know having lower back pain can be a sign of your kidneys not functioning correctly?  People across Merseyside...

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Edge Hill University announces Medical School

EDGE Hill University will offer an Access to Medicine course from 2019 and train Doctors, from 2020, following the announcement by...

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Maghull North Station all set for a big opening!

RESIDENTS of Maghull will benefit from better links to the local rail network from June 2018, after the opening date for the...

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Continuing to look at a proposed housing development in Formby

RESIDENTS in Altcar Lane contacted us about a planning application that...

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A5036 Port of Liverpool Access Scheme - Newsletter 5

A5036 Port of Liverpool Access Scheme latest...

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Railway staff assault in South Liverpool

BRITISH Transport Police (BTP) Officers are continuing to appeal for information in relation to an incident in which staff were threatened in February 2018. A BTP Press Officer told us to us...

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Easter Steam at the West Lancashire Light Railway

IF you want something different for Easter, take a look at Easter Steam, on the West Lancashire Light Railway. Starting with the launch of the railways new season on Good Friday, 30 March 2018, the local attractions Easter programme features yet again the railways very...

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Plans Revealed For Liverpool Spring Festival 2018

LIVERPOOL Spring Festival is set to take over Sefton Park, from 28 April to 29 April 2018, with a fun packed weekend for visitors of all ages. The outdoor event features a whole raft of interactive workshops, a producers...

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It's my (street) party!

RESIDENTS in Liverpool are being invited to organise street parties to celebrate the Royal Wedding. The legal cost of arranging a road closure for an event to mark the wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, on Saturday, 19 May 2018, is being waived and the City Council will also provide signage and cones, with organisers only having to arrange public liability insurance...

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"I'm dreaming of a White Easter"

IT sounds like an April 1st joke, but even though Easter is on the April 1st, it's less likely to be a joke. As Britain is now getting ready for a potential White Easter. In fact White Easters have been more common than white Christmases over the past ½ century. Many people forget that the Christian festival...

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All Zoe's Footsteps – Southport Dad to take on epic 117 mile walk

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Launch of the Liverpool Active Workplace Toolkit to aid productivity and reduce absence in the workplace

AS part of the Liverpool Active City Strategy 2014 to 2021, and in partnership with strategic stakeholders, Liverpool City Council (LCC) and NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (LCCG) are launching...

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Fancy sailing in the Tall Ships Regatta? Applications are now open

YOUNG people in Southport are being invited to sign up to the voyage of a lifetime as part of the famous Tall Ships Regatta which takes place in Liverpool, in May 2018.

The Sail Trainee project, will see 50 local youngsters, aged from 16, join the crew of a tall ship on a 5 day voyage, from Liverpool to.
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Crosby Junior photography competition returns with springtime theme and ₤50 prize

CROSBY Camera Club is inviting young photographers to enter their best springtime images for the chance to win a ₤50 prize. The club's junior photography competition, in association with The Rotary Club of Crosby, is returning after...

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Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram Urges Rural Businesses to Apply for Funding

METRO Mayor Steve Rotheram has urged rural businesses from across the Liverpool City Region not to miss out on European funding available to them. Speaking at an event earlier today at The Hayloft, at...

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I-Spy, with my mammal eye…

Volunteers called to record sightings of Britain’s mammals...

WILDLIFE charity People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is calling for volunteers to take part in its annual Living with Mammals survey, by asking members of the public to survey a garden or local green space once a week, between Monday, 26 March...

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Liverpool Vice Mayor gets down to business at Clipper Race stopover in Qingdao, China

VICE Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Gary Millar, has spent an afternoon with the City's Clipper Race Team Entry, Liverpool 2018, during the stopover in Qingdao, China, as he strengthens ties in the Country as part of a visit that includes attendance...

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NWAS Innovator Joanne celebrates Association of Ambulance Chief Executives Award win

NORTH West Ambulance Service Medicines Performance Facilitator Joanne Hammond has...

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Local opticians acknowledged for dedication to staff wellbeing

OPTICIANS in Southport and Formby have been awarded for their longstanding commitment to employees in store...

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Saved from the streets

LIVERPOOL City Council and The Whitechapel Centre prevented more than 160 people from sleeping on the streets in January. The latest figures from the Council-backed Urban Outreach Response Service, show that during 1 of the coldest months of the year, 163 people at risk of sleeping rough were supported by the team and spared from spending a night outdoors...

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Junk food alcohol tool proves popular

MORE than 10,000...

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New Regional Adoption Agency to start work

A Regional Adoption Agency covering:- Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton and Wirral will become operational from 1 April 2018. It follows a successful bid to the Government by Local Authorities on Merseyside to create a new shared service to get more children with a plan for adoption placed successfully and as quickly as possible.

The new agency; AIM (Adoption in Merseyside) brings together a team of around....

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St Helens Named as 1st Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture

THE Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has announced that St Helens will be its 1st Borough of Culture, as part of its new 1% for Culture programme. The honour coincides with St Helens celebrating its 150th Anniversary, in 2018 (This Year!).

Under the 1% for Culture Programme, Liverpool City Region has become the 1st in the Country to...

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New street cleansing teams in City Centre

2 new street cleansing teams dedicated to areas frequented by rough sleepers are to start work in Liverpool. The City Centre has several hotspots used by the homeless which need regular cleansing and have a knock on effect on the rest of the City Centre cleansing programme.

The new teams will build relationships with those...

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900,000 working age adults in the North West are living in poverty

NEW official statistics show working age poverty in the North West has fallen little, despite employment growth. Government must act to improve the quality of jobs, wages and in work support though Universal Credit, says TUC. TUC analysis of new official poverty figures published, has found that working age poverty in the North West has barely fallen since 2010/11, despite regional unemployment...

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PCC calls for changes in the law to provide improved protection for vulnerable adults in custody

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has called for an urgent change to the law to guarantee the provision of support for vulnerable adults in custody after she was once again forced to step in to save the service on Merseyside.

Under the Police and...

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Barn Dnace and Ceili at St Michaels Irish Centre

ON Sunday, 8 April 2018, a Barn Dance / Ceili will be held at St. Michaels Irish Centre, on Boundary Lane,  (L6 5JG). The event will be hosted by Michael Coyne, who is an accomplished Accordionist, Singer and Dance caller!  The event will be helping to raise funds to take sick and handicapped 'Pilgrims' to the 'Shrine of the Virgin of the Poor,' in Banneux Notre Dame, Belgium. Doors open 2pm to 5.30pm...

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New Council housing company gears up to develop 1st wave of homes

LIVERPOOL City Council has set out ambitious plans to develop and acquire the 1st wave of homes for its new:- "ethical housing company," Foundations. A report to the Council's Cabinet sets out a ₤50m budget to deliver the 1st Phase of a 10,000 build and refurbishment programme over the next 18 months and recommends the approval to...

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Royal College of Midwives comment on NHS pay agreement

THE Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the other health unions have agreed in principle a 3 year pay package with the Government for NHS staff. This includes midwives and maternity support workers on the NHS Agenda for Change (AfC) pay structure. Commenting on the announcement Jon Skewes, the RCM's lead negotiator, said:- "This pay deal is the best that has..."

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Running for the community in Liverpool

A new scheme where runners combine getting fit with supporting older people and working on community projects is beginning work in Toxteth, on Monday, 26 March 2018. Instead of running for miles on a treadmill or lifting weights, GoodGym Liverpool runners will channel their energy into a workout...

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Queenscourt Hospice Make a Will Month.'

SPRING has sprung and as March draws to an end we move into 'Queenscourt Hospice Make a Will Month.' We are told that Queenscourt Hospice have joined forces with local many of the local Solicitors who have kindly donating their time free of charge over April...

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Final farewell to Doddy

RESIDENTS and visitors are being encouraged to line the streets to pay their respects for 1 of Liverpool's most famous sons; Sir Ken Dodd.

The funeral of the legendary comedian, who was a:- 'Freeman of Liverpool,' will take place, on Wednesday, 28 March 2018, and his family...

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Have your say on car park plans

LIVERPOOL City Council is inviting residents to have their say over plans for a new car park to replace the burnt out multi storey at King's Dock. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park at the Echo Arena was left devastated when fire broke on New Year's Eve, 2017...

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Online access to ancestry and archives

A long term project to digitise carefully and accurately all of the electoral registers for the City of Liverpool, from 1832 to 1970, held by Liverpool Record Office, within the Central Library and Archive, has just come to fruition. This has resulted in over 671,000 high quality images and more than 8 million...

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People with deafness and hearing loss still don't enjoy full access to healthcare

A new report by charity Action on Hearing Loss entitled Good Practice? has found that people with deafness and hearing loss still don't enjoy equality of access to healthcare. Despite the Accessible Information Standard having...

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Litter fines to be used to make Liverpool cleaner and greener

INCOME from some of the fines issued to people for dropping litter in Liverpool are set to be used to help make the City cleaner and greener. A ₤20,000 fund to help community groups make improvements in their neighbourhoods is being funded using a slice...

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