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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:-
2018-08-04
 


11th Clipper Race makes history in:- "the Year of the Woman"

THE race slogan is:- "an endurance test like no other" and for a year, teams mostly with no previous sailing experience took on a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world, in a fleet of 70 foot ocean racing yachts, from the River Mersey and back, on 28 July 2018. If that was not impressive enough, Liverpool witnessed history in the making, as Skipper...

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YMCA Southport - Summer School Holiday Program

THE YMCA in Liverpool are running a few School Summer Holiday activities, at the Sports Centre, on  Hoghton Street, Southport.  Let your kids learn to Roller Skate or learn with them, every week over the Summer Holidays, on Tuesday, Wednesday, from...



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Off the streets, out of crisis

Council helps more people facing homelessness and rough sleeping

MORE than 120 people were prevented from sleeping on the streets in June thanks to the support they received from Liverpool City Council and its partners. During 1 of the hottest months of the year, the Council funded Outreach Service came into contact with 123 new people who were at risk of sleeping rough, but through the support...

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Trust clinician leads on launch of new guidelines

A clinician with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has led on putting together new national guidelines to support people who suffer pain. Dr Chris...



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Lookers takes on Merseyside leg of epic fundraising challenge

NATIONAL motor retailer Lookers has taken on the Merseyside leg of the biggest charity drive in its history, the Lookers...

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Digital age sees traditional signature dying out

WITH the digital revolution came pin numbers, passwords and fingerprints; and the traditional signature is dying out says recent research. Our signature is our name written in a distinctive way as a form of identification, but it seems the days of the carefully honed personal signature...

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Free Summer Family Fun at Tate Liverpool

THE summer holidays are in full swing and Tate Liverpool is the perfect place to...

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Fracking company set to drill 2 boreholes into Altcar Moss

DESPITE the latest fracking site being very close to the boundary with Sefton, and that both Sefton Council and Formby Parish Council have indicated that they are opposed to the idea of fracking taking place on Altcar Moss, Aurora Energy Resources Ltd. have been given...

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Great British Coast benefits from record Government investment

RESEARCH reveals multi million pound Government funding for coastal communities has created over 7,000 jobs and...

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Hugh Baird College Award Winning Students 2018

HUGH Baird College recently held their Student Awards Evening at the College's new South Sefton Campus in Litherland. The annual event celebrates the success of students, recognising them for their hard work and commitment. 25 students who have worked spectacularly hard throughout their journey's with the college were awarded for their...

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Can you help Liverpool to Read Easy?

FOR Donna, making dinner for her kids wasn't just tough; it was dangerous. Her eldest child has a peanut allergy and because Donna didn't know how to read, she was never sure that she was choosing ingredients that would keep her child safe. Donna had always found it difficult at School and had little support to help make sure she was really learning, so she fell behind. Years later, it was her children's...

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Lancashire Care's Annual Members' Meeting (AMM) and Membership Conference 2018

LOCAL residents are invited to Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust's Annual Members' Meeting and Membership Conference on 14 September 2018. The Annual Members Meeting (AMM) provides an opportunity for the...

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Cash boost for Southport's coastline heroes

FOR more than 15 years, Ormskirk and Southport Oddfellows have been supporting Southport's coastline heroes; Southport Offshore Rescue Trust; with charitable donations. This year is no exception for the local friendly society, as a group of its members visited the Trust's Lifeboat Station, on 2 August 2018, to present them with their most recent...

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Liverpool's latest music bar to open on Temple Court

THIS month sees the newest addition to Liverpool's vibrant night-time economy with the multi award winning music bar Maida Vale opening their newest venue in the Cavern Quarter.

Bringing live music, DJs and an eclectic mix of mod, ska, soul, funk, indie, Britpop and more to the City is something Gavin Richards Managing Director of Quantum Leisure Ltd, is thrilled...

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Living Wage introduced for all Merseyside Police staff

NEARLY 100 of the lowest paid staff at Merseyside Police will receive a pay rise following a decision to adopt the real living wage. A total of 97 staff, many of whom are cleaners, are set to receive extra money in their pay packets, backdated to 1 April 2018, to ensure all staff within both Merseyside Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner receive the real living wage as a minimum...

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Action packed FREE blue light family fun day

WHETHER you're a toddler who likes nee-naws or someone of advancing years (or anything in between) looking for an insight into how our emergency services work, you can be sure you will find something for everyone at the free to enter family fun day in aid of the Firefighter's Charity. The action packed fun day will take place, at Merseyside Fire and...

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Interest rate rise will hurt buy to let investors and may increase rental charges

THE Bank of England's decision to increase interest rates by a quarter of a % will have a knock on effect for buy to let property owners who are already reeling from cuts in the amount of interest relief allowable as a deduction against their rental income, say leading accounting, tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg. Paul Haywood Schiefer, a Manager at the firm said...

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Instagram Cause of Dissatisfaction Amongst Homeowners in North West

THERE are more people using Instagram for interiors inspiration than ever before, but 60% of Instagram users in the North West feel dissatisfied with their homes after looking at images of other people's houses on social media, a study has...

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Grassroots organisations share ₤135,000 pot to build stronger, safer communities

PROJECTS which tackle knife crime, provide intensive support for vulnerable young people and protect them from grooming are among 14 grassroots initiatives which have been awarded funding from the region's Police...

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