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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:-
2018-08-25
 


The Red Bill Drift Shift has visited Liverpool.

SADLY after weeks of hot weather the Sun was frightened off by the sounds of the world's loudest motorsports event, as the as the very 1st ever 'The Red Bull Drift Shifters' in the Northern Hemisphere, took place on Sunday, 19 August 2018. Liverpool's iconic waterfront was packed as thousands of fans who flocked from all over the World to see the roaring cars, spin and race around the track, that is normally a major road within the heart of Liverpool's City Centre, next to the City's famous Royal Liver Building...

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The search is on for Southport's most Instagrammable bike rides

BIKE hire scheme Bike & Go is challenging Southport residents to help them find the most Instagrammable bike ride in the Region, as part of a project to uncover the UK's most social media worthy cycle routes...



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Letter to the Editor:- "Macmillan's Coffee Morning 2018"

"MACMILLAN Cancer Support's World Biggest Coffee Morning event is fast approaching and we would love for readers in Merseyside to get involved. Having...

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Open Day at Southport Hospital

POP on down to Southport and Formby District General Hospital, on Saturday, 8 September 2018, between 11am...



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Campaign launched to protect patients from life threatening treatment complication

A campaign has been launched to warn patients with cancer about a potentially life threatening condition that can occur as a complication of their chemotherapy treatment...

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A is for Action

MD Productions has a vested interest in making a positive impact within the community which is the reason behind Blank Canvas CIC, this is a free provision for 5 to 24 year olds to access across the Liverpool City Region...

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Emma walks 'Culture Crawl' in memory of her Mum

ON 28 September, Emma Scott from Birkenhead, will be taking part in Maggie's Culture Crawl Liverpool to raise funds for Maggie's Merseyside, who supported both her and her Mum whilst she was undergoing cancer...

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Liverpool is marking Merchant Navy Day with a special service and wreath laying ceremony

MERCHANT Navy Day is the annual celebration of the British Merchant Navy, to recognize and raise awareness of our dependence on our...

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Ahoy! Shortlist nomination for Global accolade - Take a Bow Kate

LIVERPOOL Cruise Terminal has its very own oar inspiring, industry leading member of staff. A new initiative was launched earlier this summer to find 20 under 40 year olds from the global...

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Lord Street Hotel opens in Southport

ON Friday, 24 August 2018, we headed over to the launch of the Lord Street Boutique Hotel, in Southport with Jennifer Amy Leigh, Miss Southport 2018. This is a very beautifully appointed 4 star Hotel, featuring stunning bedrooms, a high specification 1st floor...

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Run For Rhys This Sunday

11 year old Everton fan Rhys Jones from Croxteth was innocently caught in the cross fire between two rival gangs. He was shot as he walked home from football training in Croxteth. Rhys lost his life on 22 August 2007...

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Liverpool City Region Combined Authority approves ₤20m for new Cruise Liner Terminal

THE Liverpool City Region Combined Authority have approved ₤20m funding from its Single Investment Fund for a new Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal. The ₤20m will contribute to the construction of a new...

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Liverpool turns off appliances the most to save energy

AUTO switching energy service 'The Labrador' has released extraordinary research into the full array of ways that we as a nation; with a focus on Liverpool; attempt to save money. From the wacky and weird to the savvy and slick, Brits also revealed...

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Liverpool Schools Investment Programme helps City students achieve more

The new Archbishop Blanch School

WITH this year's GCSE results fresh in, students in Liverpool have seen their grades rise compared with previous years. The number of GCSE students gaining a 4 (the equivalent to a C) or higher has risen to nearly 60%...

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National Trust seeks feedback on future care of the Formby Coast

THE National Trust at Formby is asking the community to help further develop ideas for the care of the Formby coast, now and in the future.  Local people are warmly being invited to come along to a series of drop in events to be held throughout September 2018. They will be able to review the feedback received during previous consultation events and contribute to the resulting proposals that are being developed...

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MacMillan bowled over by ₤800 donation

A flat green bowling taster session staged in King's Gardens, Southport, has helped raise ₤800 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Southport Flat Green Bowling Club and Club Member, Derek Maxwell, from Marshside, organised...

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Mechanised robo mower puts Council on the 'verge' of success

WHEN it comes to state of the art technology, this piece of kit is a cut above the rest. A fully automated mowing machine that can tackle grass verges and hedgerows in some of Liverpool's most difficult to reach...

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September marks new season and opening of Annual Print Exhibition for Crosby Camera Club

CROSBY Camera Club is inviting budding photographers to come along to the start of its new season this September. On Wednesday, 5 September 2018, the 2018/19 season opens with...

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Life changing diabetes technology now available in Merseyside

A new technology that is potentially life changing for many people with diabetes is now available across Merseyside. After Diabetes UK successfully campaigned to make Flash Glucose Monitoring...

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UK Government issues a 'No Deal BREXIT' scenario plan

THE UK Government have published technical notices containing advice for businesses in case the UK leaves the European Union without a deal. This set of documents about how we should prepare for March 2019, in what the UK Government says is:- "the unlikely event of a 'no deal' scenario," they warn businesses might face more customs' red tape and consumers risk facing charges for banking services...

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Children's eye health at risk as parents believe sight tests take place at School

CHILDREN are missing out on vital eye health care because parents believe their children's vision is tested at School. A report released by the Association of Optometrists (AOP) shows that 52% of parents with School age children thought their child would have a full sight test at primary School. Yet, sight tests are not offered routinely at Schools throughout the UK, which could mean that many children are suffering with undiagnosed eye conditions, despite...

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GCSE success in Liverpool

PROVISIONAL data shows that GCSE results in Liverpool have improved again. Information supplied by Secondary Schools in the City shows that, for English and maths combined, the percentage of pupils getting a grade 4 or above broadly similar to a C or above under the old scoring system has gone up by 0.5% to 59.5%. In English, the City is now above the national average for those getting a grade 4 or above 72.6% compared to 70.2% nationally. In maths, the City's focus on driving up...

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Southport Flower Show 2018 - Part 2

WHAT an amazing 4 days of floral delights at the Southport Flower Show. If you did not know, the 89th Southport Flower show was held over 16 August to 19 August 2018, on Victoria Park, Southport. The event is Britain's biggest independent flower show and attracts green fingered horticulturalists from all over the world and this year was not exception. That is no joke, as we bumped into people who had come just for the show from near Christchurch, in New Zealand and...

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Parrots make complex economic decisions to maximise rewards

PARROTS are capable of making economic decisions to receive greater rewards, according to a new study from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology. This ability is considered cognitively complex and could shed some light on how parrots in the wild make decisions about how they interact with their environment...

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Cirque du Soleil 'oVo' review at the Liverpool Echo Arena

I hate bugs. No, honestly, I really think insects are gross!



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Parents pay back to School bill with loose change and kids' savings

MUMS and dads in the North West are battling the stress and soaring cost of back to School shopping by hunting for loose change down the back of the sofa; and even borrowing from their own children. A Coinstar back to School survey among UK parents shows 73% of parents in the North West say they find the process of...

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