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Publication Date:-
2018-09-01
 


Southport Flower Show 2018 - Part 3

THIS is our, 3 part of our coverage of the 89 Southport Flower show, that was held over 16 August to 19 August 2018, on Victoria Park. We have so many photos we will bring you yet another part next week, but for now please enjoy these and if you want to...

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Justin Moor House is heading to Unity Theatre in Liverpool and The Lowry in Salford, are you?

THESE days Justin's  not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty, Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that's before we begin to worry...



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Final chance to see live music on the River Mersey this year

ONLY 4 Summer Evening Cruises are left in the 2018 season, so time is running out to enjoy an evening of live music on the River Mersey this summer with performances from North West favourites; Marc Kenny, Xebra, Natalie Collins and....

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Highways England's Regional Control Centre goes... 'Open House'

HIGHWAYS England are getting ready to throw open the doors of its high tech Regional Control Centre, located at Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside (Rob Lane, Newton), to encourage people to consider working for the organisation, including young people thinking...



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Free courses for low earners launched

HUGH Baird College is pleased to be able to offer courses that will be free of charge to adults who are employed, but on a low income.  The change comes following a decision by the Government's Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to offer fully funded courses to learners on...

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An award winning Wirral author is celebrating the release of her 2nd novel

ESTELLE Maher, 46, from Prenton, has spent the last 18 months writing her new book:- 'Angels Rebellion' which will be released on Amazon, in September 2018. The Mum of 2, who won:- 'Best Spiritual Fiction' in the '2018 Spiritual..."

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Public in Southport urged to learn signs and symptoms of leukaemia

Bethany Torr and Zack Pemberton-Whiteley from Leukaemia Care with the leukaemia symptoms card.

MEMBERS of the public in Southport are being encouraged to learn the symptoms of leukaemia during Blood Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) which takes place throughout September 2018. Leukaemia Care, a national blood cancer charity, is...

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ABBA Forever to play concert at Southport Theatre

ABBA Forever, presented by Sweeney Entertainments, is 1 of the UK's leading International tribute shows and theatre audiences from across Great Britain and Sweden have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the world's...

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Salvation Army appeals for small change to make a big difference during its September Big Collection

SALVATION Army members, friends and volunteers will be out raising funds this September, hoping for its most successful Big Collection to date. The annual appeal raises money to support work in communities across the UK and Republic of Ireland, with every penny donated going directly to people that need it most. Last year a staggering...

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Letters to Editor:- "Where have all the pigeons gone?"

"I have spotted that over last few days most of the pigeons have vanished? It has been made more obvious to me as the pigeon that used to pop into my shop every day, for the last 2 years has also vanished. I don't normally like them, but miss that pigeon. Recently we have seen lots of them..."

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Liverpool Bach Collective will commence its 5th season in West Derby Parish Church (St Mary's)

THE Collective aims to promote performances of Bach's cantatas in Churches in and around Liverpool, every month, as part of Sunday Evensong or Vespers. Since it was founded 5 years ago, 41 of J S Bach's cantatas have been performed in 23 Churches, from Southport to Sefton Park and Birkenhead to Ince...

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Former Brookside star urges people to take part in bike ride for dementia research

AN actress and fitness instructor from Merseyside whose dad died with a rare form of dementia is inviting people to join her on a fundraising cycle ride supporting pioneering research. Paula Muldoon has organised the 62 mile Braveheart Cycle, from...

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Millions miss out on vital health checks that could save lives

RECENT analysis from Diabetes UK shows that less than ˝ of over 40's in the North West, eligible for an NHS Health Check in the last 5 years, have actually received 1. Launched in England in 2009, the programme offers a 5 yearly check up to everyone aged 40 to 74, with the aim of spotting the early signs of:- diabetes, stroke...

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Memorial and garden to be unveiled to commemorate loss of Liverpool crew on the MV Derbyshire

AT a special service that is due to take place at 11am, on Saturday, 15 September 2018, a memorial will be unveiled to commemorate the 44 lives lost on the MV Derbyshire, when it sank in the South China Seas, on 9 September 1980. The Derbyshire was a Liverpool ship, crewed by Liverpool seafarers, and owned by Bibby Line. She was an oil/bulk/ore (OBO)...

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Council signposts passengers on how to avoid plying for hire pitfall

Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport Cllr James Noakes shows off the new signs with Alpha Operations Manager Liam Sweeney.

WANT to know how to make your journey as safe as possible? Then just follow the signs.  Safety conscious Licensing Officers along with Liverpool City Council have introduced a new tool in the continuing challenge to make the public aware of...

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RMT reveals companies in line for tens of millions pounds bail out from Taxpayer

WITH guards striking again on Northern and South Western Railways RMT has released parliamentary answers provided by the Rail Minister Jo Johnson which reveal that both German state owned Northern Rail and Hong Kong owned South Western Railway have applied to...

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New non-executive director of North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

NORTH West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, have recently welcomed a new Non-Executive Director, Michael Tate, to the Trust Board. Michael will support with the effective running of the Trust, having worked in the NHS for 36 years.  The Trust Board brings together...

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Free Family Fun Day at Ince Blundell Village Hall for Macmillan

A free family fun day with live music, barbecue and classic cars will be held at Ince Blundell Village Hall, on Sunday, 2 September 2018, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  During the day, which runs from 12noon to 4pm, live music will be provided by:- PopVox choir, Nicola...

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Counterfeit couture confiscated City Council officers 'bag' thousands of pounds worth of fake goods

THEY look like the real things, they feel like the real thing, but don't be fooled by these flashy fakes because what seems like a load of high end designer gear is actually a batch of bad bags. Thanks to Officers from Liverpool City Council's Public Protection Team, they've been taken off the streets and...

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Wat-er Waste! Map shows where Brits waste precious water supplies by showering double the recommended time

FOLLOWING a summer of heatwaves, signs of climate change are more apparent than ever. And despite a miserable bank holiday weekend, the Met Office is predicting an Indian Summer with above average temperatures during a dry and warm Septembe...

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Residents urged to act on neighbours' smoke alarms

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) is encouraging local residents to take action if they hear a neighbour's smoke alarm and call:- 999 if they suspect a fire in a nearby property. In recent months MFRS has attended a number of accidental dwelling fire fatalities where a...

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Better tech has reduced agency spending, says NHS Employers in response to guidance

IN response to NHS Improvement's findings on how the Health Service could free up ₤480 million by limiting the use of temporary staffing agencies, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers said:- "Trusts have indeed delivered a significant reduction in their agency spend in recent years whilst maintaining safe services for patients, better use of technology has played an important part in this. They will be interested in applying the new guidance from NHS Improvement to...

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Joint statement from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Merseyrail and the RMT Union

BOTH the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Merseyrail and the RMT Union have announced that they have both agree in principle that, subject to the provision and approval of an appropriate, affordable and sustainable funding package, the new fleet of Merseyrail Trains, will have a.

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Merseyside Police committed to child protection, but backlog has 'serious impact' on sex offender management

MERSEYSIDE Police's sex offender unit is failing to visit high risk sex offenders as often as it should, according to a report published this week by Her Majesty's Inspectorate...

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Parents reveal they pay out hundred in 'hidden' School extras

PARENTS in Britain say they will pay an average of ₤323 to cover extra costs over the course of the new School year. Mums and dads already struggling with the back to School bill say the pain continues when they shell out for School trips, replacement uniforms...

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Urgent appeal for families to talk after patients die waiting for transplants in Merseyside

FAMILIES in and around Merseyside are being urged to talk during Organ Donation Week, over 3 September to 9 September 2018, as new figures show 47 people from the area have died waiting for a transplant in the last 5...

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PCC moves office to raise just over ₤1m for Merseyside Police

MERSEYSIDE'S Police and Crime Commissioner has announced plans to move her Office in order to generate just over ₤1m for Merseyside Police through the sale of Allerton Police Station. The Police and Crime Commissioner, Jane Kennedy's Team...

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Creative Academy finale showcases talents of Liverpool young people

10 young people stepped out of their comfort zones to participate in a range of performing arts, thanks to the help of Liverpool creative academy MD Productions. Community Trust and...

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Taxi and Private Hire Crackdown Continues

RULE breaking Taxi and Private Hire drivers have been ordered to pay more than ₤3,000 in fines and costs by the City's Courts over the past month. Liverpool City Council has taken action against 6 drivers for a number of offences including:- driving without insurance...

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Local firms to get chance to work with new City housing company

LIVERPOOL City Council is planning to launch bespoke house refurbishment and house building procurement frameworks; giving local firms the chance to pitch for work from Foundations...

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