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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:- 2018-05-12


The Williams BMW Liverpool International Tennis Tournament Ticket Give-A-Way
Photograph by David Rawcliffe Propaganda

THE Williams BMW Liverpool International Tennis Tournament has grown to become the longest running and largest tennis exhibition in Europe since 2002. This year we are yet again an official media...

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BID team hails success of Easter events programme

VISITOR numbers up 2% year on year as people head to the...



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Art exhibition depicts what 'Dying Matters' means

THE Community Integrated Advance Care Planning Service, invited care homes from across Halton, St Helens and Knowsley, to take part in an art project to depict what...

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RMT strike action rock solid on Northern Rail and Greater Anglia this morning in fight for rail safety

THE RMT's General Secretary Mick Cash, on 9 May 2018 said that:- "RMT members on Northern Rail and Greater Anglia stand rock solid and united once again this morning in separate disputes which are...

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New rail freight service will keep Liverpool's freight moving

Left to right: Jouke Schaap, Peel Ports Container Director; Roger Neary, DB Cargo UK; Patrick Walters Chief Operating Officer, Peel Ports Group; Metro Mayor Steve Rotherham; Vice Lord-Lieutenant David O'Donnell CBE DL; Lord Prescott; Warren Marshall, Peel Ports Group Planning Director.

A new rail freight service for containers has left the Port of Liverpool for the 1st time, thanks to a partnership between Peel Ports and rail freight company DB Cargo UK which will see...

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Liverpool author named Patron of Reading

LIVERPOOL writer Jude Lennon has been added to an A-list of best selling authors which includes:- Michael Rosen and Vivian French after being named a Patron of Reading.

Miss Lennon, author of 10 children's books including:- 'Dragon of Allerton Oak', 'Pirate Lamby' and latest publication:- 'Hal and the End Street', took...

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CWP leading the way in 'National Best Practice'

A number of best practice examples from local NHS Trust CWP can be found in a new publication which aims to help mental health trusts across the country improve services.

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP), alongside 8 other mental health trusts, partnered with NHS Improvement to pull together learning which has helped them improve the services they...

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Letter to the Editor:- "Recycling Project in Southport"

"Dear Southport Reporter, your readers might be asking what is that huge box that has arrived at Make It Work Shop..."

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Beachgoers leave a tidal wave of complaints behind them

THIS year's 1st hot Bank Holiday was spoiled for many residents throughout Merseyside, as thousands headed to the seaside to enjoy the Sun. Sadly, a rather large minority of day trippers resulted in a wave of complaint letters heading in to ourselves and also to the Police...

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UK Hot Cars May Bank Holiday Meet

ON Bank Holiday Sunday, 6 May 2018, the UK Hot Cars held their monthly event at the back of Silcocks Funland, under Southport's historic Pier. A wide range of fantastic automobiles were parked neatly along the bank of the Marine Lake, for tourists and locals to admire. This event is well managed and totally free for people to view and to take part in. Also taking place was the weekly motorbike meet at the top of the Kings Gardens and next to the Silcocks' Carousel. Unlike the UK Hot Cars, who had marshals with radios keeping...

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The National Youth Film Academy is heading to Liverpool on the search for new talent

IF you don't know who The National Youth Film Academy (NYFA) is or what they do, it was founded by Rob Earnshaw in 2011. The NYFA has worked closely in association with BFI Future Film and together devised a way...

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Hospice bring plogging craze to Crosby

A Scandinavian fitness trend has reached Crosby and St. Joseph's Hospice and the Friends of Crosby Beach will be teaming up to bring you it's 1st ever plogging event.

For those not yet in the know, plogging combines...

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City gets set for cultural kick off

THE Beautiful Game is to be celebrated with a special season showcasing how football is 1 of the world's biggest and most unifying conversations.

Coinciding with the greatest footballing event across the globe, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, The Art of Football will see
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Liverpool's got the WoW factor - A leading literary festival looks to break down barriers during May

WoW Festival star Benjamin Zephaniah.

LIVERPOOL'S longest running literary and writing festival is back with a month long programme of high profile events.  WoWFest 2018 runs throughout...

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Support at the Concourse in Skelmersdale

Rev. Martin Abrams at the Church at Ormskirk Hospital.

DEATH and bereavement will be the focus of an event in national:- 'Dying Matters Week,' 14 May to 18 May 2018, at The Concourse, in Skelmersdale, on Friday, 18 May 2018.  West Lancashire residents are encouraged to talk more openly about death...

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Join the 'sea of orange' at this year's Wirral Coastal Walk

MAGGIE'S is looking for people to join their walking team for the annual Wirral Coastal Walk, which takes place on Sunday, 24 June 2018. All money raised by the walkers go to Maggie's Merseyside, a warm, welcoming place where you can...

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'Let It Be' returns with UK premiere of new show

'LET It Be' is 'A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles' returns to the UK for a national tour starting in...

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Pain Clinic Plus celebrates 10 year Anniversary

A volunteer support group for people suffering with chronic pain in Southport and Formby celebrated its 10 year...

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Final act of Giant Trilogy - Liverpool 2018

AFTER 4 years of speculation, rumours and crossed fingers, it's official… they're back!  Liverpool and Wirral; get ready to walk in the footsteps of Giants. Preparations are underway as the City gears up to welcome some very special Giant visitors for what will be their 3rd and final Liverpool experience.  Royal de Luxe, the world's leading street theatre...

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433,000 workers have insecure jobs in the North West, says TUC

NEW analysis published on Thursday, 10 May 2018, by the TUC finds that 433,000 workers in the North West are in insecure work. This is 12.7% of the Regional workforce. As well as economic hardship and disruption to family life, many workers in the 'gig economy' are denied key workplace rights, including:-

Protection from unfair dismissal.

Family friendly rights.

Rights to be represented by a trade union...

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The best alternative afternoon teas in Liverpool

RESTAURANTS across the City are coming up with innovative new ways to turn the typical experience completely upside down on its head.  From Gatsby style soirees, to flamboyant drag queens and samba dancers, please find below details of some of the best alternative afternoon teas on offer in Liverpool.

The Royal Afternoon Tea at 30 James Street.   -  Saturday, 19 May 2018 - With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding just around the corner, 30 James Street will be...

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Liverpool Running Club 5 Mile Race

IT was that time of year again, the honorary Liverpool Running Club pleased a warm crowd along with a plethora of running clubs, making it a fantastic local scene. Directed by Jo Moody, it's been a success for numerous Liverpool running club members like Penny Lane and Kirby Milers. The event contained lots of runners who have had many successes across the globe.

Training for any event like this requires focus and commitment without taking away the fun aspect. For many, this type of event is integral to the community and precious to the running club itself. It's a...

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Ticket Give Away - Woodvale Rally 2018

THIS year's Woodvale Rally takes place over 16 June to 17 June 2018 and already the Show has attracted a massive number of confirmed car clubs, like the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club along with Southport's UK Hot Cars... Not only that, but the show can confirm that they will have live steam attractions, FREE activities for young show goers, along with Mountain Monkeys...

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Transport for the North welcomes Transpennine launch for Digital Railway Strategy

THE North's most famous railway City was selected as the launch venue for a major new announcement on the future of the railways on 10 May 2018, when the Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, and Network Rail's Chief Executive Mark Carne chose York to announce plans to make Britain's railways 'digital.' They launched Network Rail's Digital Railway...

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Campaigners back MPs' recommendations for changes to Universal Credit for the self employed

THE Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has welcomed the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee report which makes a number of recommendations on how Universal Credit could better support self employed claimants, including calling for greater...

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New guide opens doors for disabled visitors in the North West

A series of top accessible and inclusive attractions throughout the North West have been chosen to feature in an inspiring new guide to support people with diverse needs in enjoying a day out; whatever their disability.

The revamped edition of The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain, now in its 10th year, has for the 1st time extended its reviews to include information for visitors with more hidden conditions such as autism and mental illness...

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Commissioner urges community groups to work together to prevent crime

ORGANISATIONS which are working to help prevent crime and protect communities in Merseyside are being invited to apply for a share of a fund aimed at helping to build stronger, safer communities.

This is the 4th year that Merseyside's Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy has opened the Crime Prevention Fund, which is used to help charities, community groups and social...

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Students from Liverpool reach ICAEW national business competition final

STUDENTS from Liverpool have fought off fierce competition from 550 other local teams to win a place at the National Final of ICAEW's national business and accounting competition, BASE.  ICAEW have put 4,173 business savvy students to the test, giving them the opportunity to experience what it's like to work as a chartered accountant. Challenging their ability to think strategically, BASE offers students from all backgrounds the opportunity to develop key skills for working in business...

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RMT welcomes key public ownership victory on Isle of Man Steam Packet

THE Isle of Man Steam Packet union RMT have welcomed the decision by the Isle of Man Government to take the lifeline Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (IoMSP) into public ownership. The IoMSP is currently owned by Portuguese financiers Banco Espirito Santo.

RMT National Secretary, Steve Todd...

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Students from Liverpool reach ICAEW national business competition final

STUDENTS from Liverpool have fought off fierce competition from 550 other local teams to win a place at the National Final of ICAEW's national business and accounting competition, BASE.  ICAEW have put 4,173 business savvy students to the test, giving them the opportunity to experience what it's like to work as a chartered accountant...

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West Lancs School maps way to county finals

IN 2013, Sefton Council carried out a survey of housing stock conditions across the borough. The idea of the survey was to address and find ways to promote good quality and well managed private rented accommodation within Sefton...

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Registration now open for International Robotics Showcase in Liverpool to kick off UK Robotics Week 2018

PUBLIC registration is now officially open for the International Robotics Showcase event that will be held on Thursday, 21 June 2018.  The event will mark the start of UK Robotics Week 2018, which returns from 21 June to 29 June 2018. As part of the International Business Festival, this...

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West Lancs School maps way to county finals

PUPILS from St Bede's Catholic High School in West Lancashire are celebrating after securing a place at the largest youth sporting event in Lancashire, following victory in an inclusive orienteering competition...

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₤7.7m has been allocated to Liverpool City Council to help tackle Homslessness

THE UK's Central Government, on 9 May 2018, announced a ₤7.7m allocation to the Liverpool City Region to help tackle homelessness.

The Housing 1st pilot will be delivered in...

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Miss Southport and Miss Liverpool City Region Finals just days away!

SHOW our support for those taking part in this year's Miss England, Miss Southport and Miss Liverpool City Region Finals and also have an amazing night! This fantastic event will take place on Friday, 18 May 2018. It's going to be a splendid night's entertainment...

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