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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:-
2018-07-07


Southport Armed Forces Day 2018

UK Armed Forces Day is a chance for the public to show support for the men and women who make up our Armed Forces community. This year, on 1 July 2018, The local SSAFA branch (The Armed Forces Charity) who are based at RAF Woodvale held the Town's...

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Metro Mayor Secures ₤50,000 Compensation for Southport for Rail Disruption

SOUTHPORT will receive ₤50,000 to offset the economic impact of the Northern Rail debacle, thanks to an intervention from Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region. At a meeting of the Transport for the North board, which was open to the public, Metro Mayor Rotheram called for Southport to be included in the compensation...



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Lancashire Care shortlisted for Nursing Times Awards

THE Nursing Times Awards seek to recognise, celebrate and support the achievements of the nursing community and have successfully shortlisted Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust for a prestigious award....

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Plans submitted for new Waterfront Car Park

LIVERPOOL City Council have submitted an outline planning application to erect a new multi storey car park, on the City's waterfront.

The 1,650 space facility is to replace the existing 1,400 space car park on Kings Dock, which was destroyed by fire on New Year's Eve...



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Hardship fund hard at work

CASH from a special fund set up by Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson is making sure that children from deprived backgrounds get a decent meal...

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Work Begins on ₤16 Million Birkdale Care Village

SITE clearance is underway in Birkdale, Southport, prior to the construction of the latest ₤16 million state of the art development on behalf of care village operator, Belong. This follows the appointment of North...

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Residents urged to be vigilant against outdoor fire risks during hot spell

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) is urging local residents to take extra care against the...

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Cheshire and Merseyside's perinatal mental health service visited by NHS England director

NHS England's National Mental Health Director paid a special visit to the Cheshire and Merseyside Specialist Perinatal Service last week, to hear how the service is making a difference to the...

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Get On (card) Board for Castle Creations!

6 extraordinary structures made of cardboard, tape and community spirit will be created in each borough this summer in what is a cultural first for Liverpool City Region.  Lost Castles will see hundreds of volunteers work with thousands of cardboard...

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Southport ½ Marathon and 10k 2018

ON Sunday, 1 July 2018, Epic Events Ltd. held it's 6th ½ Marathon, 10k and Family Mile running event, that started and finished on Victoria Park

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Liverpool Chairs of the Youth Select Committee to question the experts on barriers to work experience

CLAUDIA Quinn (aged 17) and Mun Wu (aged 18), both from Liverpool, are the Chair and Vice Chair of this year's Youth Select Committee. This year the committee is conducting an inquiry into barriers to work experience. The inquiry comes at a time when more than ½ a million young people are unemployed, and with a recent YouGov poll highlighting that 58% of all 11 to 18...

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Local bus operators celebrate 'Catch the bus week' with free ticket giveaway

LIVERPOOL City Region's Better By Bus campaign has been encouraging those who haven't already, to switch up their commute, shopping trip or day out with the family by...

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Community consultation event for proposed North Liverpool homes scheme

LOCAL residents are being asked to help shape proposals for over 100 high quality new homes in the Yew Tree area of north Liverpool by attending a community consultation event. The proposed development will be 1 of the 1st to be delivered by Liverpool City Council's new:- "ethical housing company" Foundations as it targets the completion of 10,000 new homes over the next decade. Birkenhead based partnership homes developer Lovell has been appointed to build 2, 3 and 4 bed homes proposed for land between Denford Road, Ackers Hall Avenue and Dunchurch Road. With a planning application about to be submitted, the project...

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Children's charity is helping Year 6's with the move up to Secondary School

THIS summer leading children's charity Kidscape are running free confidence building workshops for children moving up to Secondary School, September. The 'RISE workshops' will be held in Primark stores across England with a focus on raising self esteem, making friends and dealing with difficult issues like bullying. There will be a RISE workshop in Manchester, on 29 August 2018. Families in the North West are welcome to apply for a space for their child. To find out more about the RISE workshops, families can...

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Southport Air Show 2018 - Sample of next weeks edition

THE fantastic Southport Air Show started with a blast on Friday, 6 July 2018.  With a fantastic line up of dusk air displays and pyrotechnics, this was quite a opener for the weekend event.  These are a few of the...

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The Royal British Legion's Great Pilgrimage 90

MEMBERS of the Formby branch of The Royal British Legion are to join thousands on a pilgrimage of Remembrance to World War 1 battlefield that culminates in a parade and ceremony in Ypres as part of the end of the First World War centenary commemorations this August 2018. The Royal British Legion event, known as:- 'The Great Pilgrimage 90 (GP90),' takes place between the 5 August to...

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Rural landlords reject forced long term tenancies

RURAL landlords say forcing the private rented sector to offer long term tenancies would threaten the short term lettings market and reduce the availability of rented homes in the countryside. The Government is proposing to introduce a minimum 3 year contract for rental tenancies in a consultation published this week. The CLA whose members provide nearly 40% of all...

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Summit being held to discuss knife crime

IT will draw together all of the work being carried out by partners across the City and look at ways in which it can be further developed and improved, following recent high profile fatal stabbings. At the meeting, a new campaign - 'Real Men Don't Carry Knives' will be launched to complement Merseyside Police's 'No More Knives' initiative...

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City Council creates street lifestyles team in pilot project to reduce begging

LIVERPOOL City Council has put together a team to offer extra help to reduce street begging and address associated anti-social behaviour in the City centre. From July 2018 Officers from a number of agencies, including the Council and Merseyside Police will join together as part of the new Street Lifestyle Project.  The aim of the project is to pilot a...

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Improvements in keeping children safe

AN inspection of children's services in Liverpool has found it has made improvements, but cannot yet be rated as good. Ofsted officials spent 2 weeks embedded in the Local Authority during May 2018 examining scores of case files and meeting dozens of front line staff and managers. They found that children at immediate risk of harm...

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UK Hot Cars July event 2018

THE monthly UK Hot Cars event was held on 1 July 2018, on the bank of Southport's Marine...

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Letters to the Editor:- "Help more young people leaving care to secure an education, employment or training"

"AS Local Authorities start work on publishing their new local offer of services for care leavers, Barnardo's is calling on them to carefully consider what can be done to help more young people who have left care to secure an education, employment..."

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The 2018 Ainsdale Summer Show 2018 are you going?

THE Ainsdale Horticultural Society will host its annual Ainsdale Summer Show on Saturday, 14 July 2018.

The Summer Show has always been the Society's main yearly event and is now 1 of the main highlights of the area's event calendar.

This year’s is looking like it will be the hottest show yet and also one of the best attended. It might look small, but it is bigger than you think. There are so many activities to do and things to see. Live music, a dog show, gymnastic displays and so much more. The show will also include a Parade though Airedale Village and the crowning of the 2018 Floral Queen, Attendants and Rosebud.

You will easily spend a good day being entertained, plus the Village has many fantastic shops, bars and restaurants to visit. It’s also in easy walking distance of the railway station and next to the x2 and other main bus routes in and out of Southport, to Liverpool and Formby. Plus, the Trade Stand or Craft Marquee is well worth a visit, along with the other side shows and stalls.

The event starts at 10am on the War Memorial Gardens at the Village Green, and runs until 5pm.  Full information about the Ainsdale Horticultural Society can be found online at:- AinsdaleHorticulturalSociety.Org.UK.

On 15 July Car Boot and Table sale will be held on the Village Green. Booking available from Tricia Pearce on:- 01704 576345.

DID you know??? The very 1st Ainsdale Show was held on Saturday, 20 July 1912. During the 2nd World War the show was suspended because all the Society's worldly goods were destroyed by a bomb, which fell on a shed at the cricket ground, where the equipment was stored. The show was resurrected only thanks to the Rev Anthony Dixon and St John's Church, where it was successfully held on a Saturday afternoon in August 1945.

 

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