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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:- 2018-06-02


Liverpool's Tall Ships Weekend 2018

OVER 25 May to 28 May 2018, Liverpool once did what it is rapidly gaining international acclaim for, providing a magnificent venue for a major event. This time the City was playing host to the start of the Tall ships Regatta and Festival of Sail.

Along with plenty of music and activities for all, including:- an RAF Helicopter that was open to the public, along with opportunities to inspect a variety of vessels, from barges that had been birthed within Salthouse Dock, to sailing ships and other craft in Albert and Canning Docks. Whilst moored at the Cruise Terminal, were the 2 biggest sailing ships, the Lord Nelson and the Belem. Also at the Cruise Terminal was...

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Paddy Pimblett takes on Søren Bak for the world lightweight title in Liverpool

CAGE Warriors announce the biggest fight in European MMA will take place on Saturday, 1 September 2018, at Echo Arena Liverpool, when Paddy 'The Baddy' returns home to face Søren 'True Viking' Bak to crown...



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Liverpool John Lennon Airport's newest Blue Air flights

BLUE Air's newest flights from Liverpool to Malaga and Majorca have taken off for the 1st time last week. These 2 routes were announced in 2017, as part of the airline's 2017 network expansion program which ended the year...

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Annual Open Day for Merseyside Heritage Charity

THE Merseyside Transport Trust (MTT) will be holding its Annual Open Day event, on Sunday, 8 July 2018, to raise funds for the upkeep of its fleet of over 50 historic vehicles. This is a rare and unique opportunity to see the vast collection of buses...



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Liverpool Cruise Terminal to 'seas' the summer

IT'S going to be a record breaking summer for Liverpool Cruise Terminal. June and July 2018 will be the busiest ever as they gear up to welcome 25 different vessels with 37,317 international passengers and 17,348 crew.  Highlights include:- Celebrity Eclipse, which returns...

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Rick Astley is back and is coming to the Liverpool ACC on 17 November 2018, with very special guest Gabrielle!
Photograph by Rankin

2 years ago Rick Astley returned with an album that surprised everyone, even...

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Liverpool Welcomes Recommendation to Maintain World Heritage Status

LIVERPOOL has welcomed a recommendation that the City maintains its World Heritage Status. The City's status is to be fully debated by the World Heritage Committee at their annual summit in Bahrain at the end of June 2018, but an initial report published by UNESCO and heritage body ICOMOS is...

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Formby set for traffic chaos

FORMBY Bridge will be closed from 4 June 2018, for up to 3 weeks, with even more delays likely over the 1st 2 days, until 6 June as the work on Freshfield Road is finished. Also with Raven Meols Lane closed due to a collapsed sewer, expect the junction on Duke Street Roundabout to become extremely busy. From 5 June to 7 June, the B5424 Liverpool Road, will be possibly be affected by roadworks. For those using Merseyrail, the car park on Andrews Lane might also be affected road works until 8 June, plus diversion...

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Anita Rani Joins the Star Line Up at Southport Flower Show

POPULAR TV presenter Anita Rani is joining the celebrity line up at the 2018 Southport Flower Show.  Anita, who is known for appearing on BBC shows Countryside and Watchdog, will meet visitors to the show on the opening day in August 2018.

The talented broadcaster was a semi finalist on the 2015 series of Strictly Come Dancing...

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Liverpool ONE hosts a free pop up tennis event

THE Williams BMW Liverpool International Tennis Tournament 2018 is running from 21 June to 24 June 2018 and the organisers are currently holding a number of pop up tennis events taking place across Merseyside. Over the May ½ Term Break, Liverpool ONE hosted free tennis lessons on a full size courts, located in Chavasse Park. On 29 May 2018, we popped over with Abigail Foster, Miss Liverpool City Region 2018 and tennis coach Emma Rainbird, to discover more about the sport. This...

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St Luke's Church, Lifeboat Cafe

ST Luke's Church, Formby, is open each Friday, Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday, from 11am until 4pm, until Monday, 27 August 2018. We popped over to take a few photos of the entertainment taking place outside the Church Meeting Room, on 28 May 2018. The next entertainment sessions at the cafe will...

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Liverpool shortlisted to become the new home of Channel 4

LIVERPOOL'S bid to be the new home of Channel 4 has received a boost as the broadcaster has been shortlisted the City in its...

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St Luke's Church, Lifeboat Cafe

ST Luke's Church, Formby, is open each Friday, Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday, from 11am until 4pm, until Monday, 27 August 2018. We popped over to take a few photos of the entertainment taking place outside the Church Meeting Room, on 28 May 2018. The next entertainment sessions at the cafe will...

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Halton Curve upgrade project completed on time ready for new services in December

THE final phase of upgrades on the 1.5 miles of track known as the:- 'Halton Curve' near Frodsham was completed, as planned, over the bank holiday, allowing preparation to...

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Cat found dangling from garage roof tangled in barbed wire

AN unlucky cat needed rescuing after being found tangled in barbed wire hanging off a garage roof in Liverpool.  A woman came across the stricken puss in Ullswater Close, in the Kirkby area, on 16 April 2018, after hearing...

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Exclusive Audio Interview with Leee John about the Rewind North Festival

WE have had the honour of interviewing Leee John of post disco funk group...

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The Moon Visits Liverpool

ON Sunday 27 May 2018, we went to the Moon! Or to be more precise we went to see a rather unique installation in the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral called:- 'The Museum of the Moon.'  This artwork, by Luke Jerram, comprises a precise scale model (1:500,000) of our Satellite and is based on 120dpi detailed NASA imagery, internally lit and accompanied by information boards, 1 of which...

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Novels and Nibbles event celebrates Merseyside's growing band of indie authors

A group of published writers from across Merseyside and beyond are coming together for a night of celebration and to fly the flag for independent authors.

The Novels and Nibbles event on 12 June 2018 will be a chance for people to meet 5 different authors, hear about their work and latest book projects.

The event will be held at Lifestyle Collective on Allerton Road, Liverpool, at 6.30pm and will include bubbles and nibbles...

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Citizens Support Scheme Under Pressure

A crisis fund that supports people under extreme pressure in Liverpool may be unable to cope with the full impact of the Government's welfare reforms.

That's the warning from Liverpool City Council following a review of the Liverpool Citizens Support Scheme (LCSS)...

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Kingdom come… to neighbourhoods!

TACKLING litter in suburbs and educating people not to drop rubbish will be the focus of a new environmental campaign in Liverpool.  It follows a review of the Council's contract with enforcement firm Kingdom, which has been in place since 2017...

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UCLan's award winning spectacular Lancashire Science Festival set to return

THE University of Central Lancashire's (UCLan) free annual event is bringing back some family favourites from previous years and mixing those with the...

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Hospice shops need your help

ST Joseph's Hospice is asking for furniture donations and new volunteers for its 8 shops across Merseyside.

Volunteers Week kicks off on 1 June 2018, and the Hospice is holding an open day, on Sunday, 10 June 2018, from 2pm to 4pm, were anyone interested in volunteering in 1...

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Get away car from Armed Robbery in Southport ends upside down in a Ince Blundell garden

ON Tuesday, 29 May 2018, Merseyside Police were alerted to reports of an armed robbery in progress at Flannels clothes shop, on Tulketh Street, Southport, at around 3:15pm. We are told that a man was reported as entering with what was described as a gun, before stealing items and...   INCLUDES VIDEO FOOTAGE

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NHS trust highlights how their 'Dietitians Do Prevention'

DIETITIANS from North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, are supporting Dietitians Week 2018, that runs from 4 June to 8 June 2018, by highlighting all the fantastic work they do to prevent illness or optimise health...

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