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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:-
2018-07-28
 


Formby Festival 2018 was a massive success

THIS year's Formby Festival was held on Duke Street Park, over 20 July to 22 July 2018. The event has replaced the once loved Formby Show and is now 1 of the Village's highlights of the year. This year's event comprised a wide range of activities to enjoy, from archery and crazy golf, to a rodeo bull and donkey rides. The event included a dog display, farmers' market, craft exhibitions...

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Over a of people in the North West want to start their own business

36% of people in the North West would like to run their own business, according to a study by Informi, who provide expert advice and guidance for Britain's SMEs. In fact, 25% say it is 1 of...



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Celebrating Business Women

THE prestigious 5 star venue Sofitel St James London was the suitably appropriate venue for the introduction of the inaugural National Business Women's Awards, on Tuesday, 17 July 2018.
Launched by Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, who said "we have exceptional Women doing exceptional things", the awards are here to celebrate the very best Women in business from across the.
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41% of companies not updating their staff on employee benefits



RESEARCH by Chase de Vere, the independent financial and corporate advisers, in conjunction with Lightbulb, an independent research company, shows that employers risk wasting the money they are spending on employee benefits by not effectively engaging with their employees.

The Research, conducted in 2018, consisted of making around 10,000 phone calls to employers which are representative...



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NHS pain service shortlisted for national award

A service run by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has been nationally recognised for making a meaningful difference to the lives of people living with chronic pain in Southport and Formby.

The Community Pain Service, in conjunction with Pain Clinic Plus, is 1 of 18 finalists that have been shortlisted from 300 entries from across the country in:- 'The Good Help Award' for...

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Maritime minister visits port of Liverpool

PEEL Ports welcomed Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani MP to its flagship container terminal Liverpool2, Wednesday, 25 July 2018. The visit comes as the terminal prepares to welcome its largest regular caller to date when 2M (Maersk and MSC alliance) introduces a new transatlantic container service to the port...

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A look inside Birtenshaw – Liverpool's newest School is a class act

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson outside the new Birtenshaw School with Birtenshaw Chief Executive David Reid, Deputy Chief Executive Julie Barnes and Head of School Stacia Pettersen.

THE 25 metre pool glows with iridescent colour Courtesy of calming underwater lighting… The corridors are high and bright with natural light, autism friendly lightbulbs and wide open spaces. The therapy room is an interactive wonderland where the walls and floor become an underwater landscape that whisks children away on a journey of the imagination. This is Liverpool's newest School and...

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Hugh Baird College Alevel Students Win National Competition

ALEVEL Psychology students, studying at Hugh Baird College's South Sefton Campus, are in celebratory mood after beating off stiff competition from 27 other Schools and Colleges to be named top in a project based...

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Low numbers prescribed "game changing" diabetes technology

CONCERNS have been raised over the low number of people with diabetes who have been prescribed new "game changing" technology following the results of a nationwide investigation. The Free Style Libre System, which spells the end of finger pricking for people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes needing to monitor their blood sugar levels...

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Plan B at Haydock Park

THE slightly wetter weather hasn't dampened anyone's spirit as people come dressed in their best for an afternoon of Horse racing at Haydock Park Racecourse . If anyone appreciated the cooler air on Saturday, 21 July 2018, it was the horses as they gallop around the racecourse to cries of glee and groans of despair simultaneously. As you would expect from such an event, there are winners and losers...

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A new option for Care and Support Workers in Merseyside

THE challenges faced by care and support workers are well documented. Low pay, rushed client visits and back to back calls are just a few of the problems encountered daily. However, care and support workers in...

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Tony, flying the flag for our Southport Nursing Associates

TONY Carson, a trainee Nursing Associate at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital and Edge Hill University, has been recognised and praised for his incredible dedication and caring nature. Tony is halfway through a 2 year apprenticeship to become a nursing associate. This new...

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Chemotherapy nurses introduce pioneering service to treat patients at work

PATIENTS are benefitting from a pioneering service that allows them to receive treatment for cancer in their workplace. The service is delivered by nurses from The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Merseyside; 1 of the UK's leading networked cancer centres.

The initiative was launched earlier this year as part of Clatterbridge in the Community, which has been running for more
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Merseyside Fire and Rescue supports 'Escape the Control' campaign to help tackle domestic abuse

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Knowsley and Sefton Councils to support a new campaign aimed at helping people spot the signs of controlling behaviour and domestic abuse.

2 fire engines from the service have had their liveries updated as part of the:- 'Escape the Control' campaign, including important messages and...

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Harry Potter director David Yates awarded Honorary Doctorate by Edge Hill University

THE filmmaker who directed the last 4 films in the Harry Potter series, as well as numerous feature and short films and television programmes, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Edge Hill University.

David Yates, considered to be 1 of Britain's most celebrated directors, is originally from Rainhill, and started making short films with a Super 8mm camera given to him by his mother after being inspired by Steven Spielberg's...

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Landlord jailed for trying to evict vulnerable tenant

A landlord ho tried to evict an elderly tenant from a rundown flat through a campaign of harassment has been jailed for 3 months; in the 1st case of its kind brought by Liverpool City Council.

Violet Musoke, aged 61, of Stanza Court in Everton, attempted to force 80 year old Dennis Adderley to leave his home of 34 years, on Picton Road in Wavertree...

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Cutting edge 'care hub' takes shape

THE transformation of a Liverpool care hub that will allow people with learning disabilities to live within the local community is nearing completion. Building and refurbishment work at Besford House in Belle Vale is now entering its final phase. When it re-opens in August it will be a state of the art facility. Liverpool City Council and NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) successfully bid to NHS England for ₤850,000 to create the modern accommodation for people with autism and learning difficulties...

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Be safe in the sun this summer

Free, cancer information and support is coming to Liverpool

MACMILLAN Cancer Support's Mobile Information and Support Service will be visiting the area, with cancer information specialists on hand to answer any questions.

The team encourages anyone with worries relating to cancer to stop by.

Now that summer is here, the team will also be providing specialist information about sun safety and skin cancer. Please note, the team will be...

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Nominate your Hospital People's Health Hero

DO you know a member of staff working at our Hospitals who deserves special recognition?  Members of the public are being invited to nominate a member of staff at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust for an honour in the 10th annual staff awards. Silas Nicholls, Chief Executive, said:- "It's a special..."

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Smuggling gang jailed for cigarette scam

A gang who attempted to flood the UK streets with millions of smuggled cigarettes and launder the proceeds by buying and selling high value cars, have been jailed for more than 25 years.

Ian Pritchard, 51, Sean Dolan, 43, Paul Smith, 47, and Ian Hindle, 39, were behind smuggling more than 17 million non-UK duty...

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New Regional Adoption Agency launched

A Regional Adoption Agency covering Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton and Wirral has been officially launched. AIM (Adoption in Merseyside) brings together a team of around 50 staff from across the 4 Councils who have been seconded into the new organisation. Responsibilities include recruitment, approval and ongoing support for adopters, tracking, linking and...

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Schools out in the North West, '#summerjobs' in

AS Schools across the North West break up for the hottest holiday in 350 years, a new campaign is being launched to highlight how local summer jobs can help set young people on the path to a brighter future.

The Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey is highlighting the value of summer jobs to help young people get a foot in the door, gain experience for a CV and stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs in the future.

The campaign comes at a time when Saturday and part time employment rates amongst young people have been falling. In 1997, 42% of 16 to 17 year old...

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LIMF 2018 – Amazing Music and Amazing Weather!

AFTER a decade of success following Liverpool being titled European Capital of Culture 2008 and just under that time since the last Mathew Street Festival, LIMF (Liverpool International Music Festival) has developed into an inherently different music festival representing the next chapter of a global music City. LIMF this year formed part of the Liverpool 2018 programme and was supported by the City Region Combined Authority...

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Beanstalk charity encourages families to keep reading through the summer holidays

AS the summer holidays begin for School children across the North West of England, national reading charity Beanstalk is calling on parents and children to continue reading through the 6 week break to prevent a decline in reading progress...

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Ombudsman releases complaints statistics for every local Authority in the North West Region

THE Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has released details of the complaints and enquiries made to it about every local Authority in the North West in the past year. As the apex of the local Government complaints system, the Ombudsman receives thousands of complaints...

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Paddington Village roadworks underway

THE Wavertree Road corridor (Irvine Street / Upper Mason Street) will be closed in both directions from 30 July 2018, until 9 September 2018 whilst Morgan Sindall undertake sewer connection works for the Paddington Development. The alternative route will be via:- Wavertree Road, Marmaduke Street, Edge Lane and...

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Calling artists of the future!

THIS year to celebrate Southport Flower Show, Southport and Formby Hospital is inviting local children to send in their best artwork, to be in with a chance of winning 2 tickets to the show. The winner will also have their work professionally framed and mounted on the stand at the show, then displayed in the...

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Public call out uncovers secret and unknown memorials in the North West

A memorial to commemorate the success of the Teetotal Movement; a statue to remember the 'Cracker Packers,' female workers at the former Carr's factory; and a tribute to the only working class woman and suffragette to reach the top of the Women's Social and...

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Over a quarter of homeless families in the North West are in work, shock new figures show

26% of homeless families trapped in temporary accommodation in the North West are actually working, according to new research released by Shelter's social housing commission. Based on freedom of information requests, the exclusive analysis shows that nearly 400 families...

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RSPCA warns owners to be vigilant after suspected dog poisoning

THE RSPCA is urging dog owners to be vigilant after a suspected dog poisoning in the Netherley area of Liverpool. On 13 July 2018, the animal welfare charity was alerted to reports of a dog who had eaten some meat the owner later believed was laced with poison. The pet was very poorly and vomited up an orange...

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Liverpool Tops List of UK Cities Most Affected By ADHD

LIVERPOOL is 1 of the top 5 Cities and towns most affected by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), alongside Belfast and Halesowen. According to Google search data, general understanding and awareness about the neurodevelopmental disorder has increased significantly over the last decade...

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Revealed... The key UK Cities where workers are underpaid

EVER felt as if you're not getting paid what you deserve? You're not alone. New research from the UK's leading independent job board, CV Library, has found that 65.3% of Brits believe that they're underpaid.

What's more, the survey of over 1,200 UK workers reveals the Cities where...

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