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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:-
2018-09-08
 


Miss England Finals 2018
Photographs by Pat Hughes

SADLY, this year the title of Miss England 2018/19 was not issued to any of the 4 stunning models from Merseyside, but they still have done the area proud and are continuing to do so, as...

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Rail Striking RMT Members are standing strong

RMT members rock solid on Saturday, 8 September 2018, in their continuing fight for safety on Northern and South Western Railway. General Secretary...



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Liverpool's learning curve

Danielle Wilson outside Newsham Park Adult Learning Centre (ALS1).

School'S in after the long summer break. But it's not just the children who are returning to the classroom, because...

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'Challenging' Policing landscape detailed in PCC's 6th Annual Report

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has unveiled her 6th Annual Report  describing the challenges facing Merseyside Police. Jane Kennedy has released her 2017/18...



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Little girl's letter of thanks to Nurses at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

A school girl has written a very special thank you letter to staff at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. In the moving note, 8...

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Back to School Rules! Top tips for the classroom comeback from BullyBusters

SUMMER days have drifted away so it's time to get back to the classroom and hit the books. And whether you're going up a year or starting at a whole new School, there's going to be lots of new stuff going on and...

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DFest is tuning up for those with disabilities

THE local charity Learning Rooms told us that their clients said they would like the opportunity to go to a `real` festival so the Learning Rooms decided to put together a music festival, for not only their clients, but all those who live with a disability and their friends and families, from...

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People urged to get their blood pressure checked

ALMOST 50,000 people in Liverpool are at risk of a stroke, heart attack or kidney disease in Liverpool because they do not know they have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is the most common long term health condition, and...

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Liverpool Life & Landscape

LIVERPOOL Central library is hosting a series of 5 interactive seminars focusing on life in Liverpool and other pivotal moments in our City's rich history. The seminars will include collections of original archives housed within Liverpool Central Library. Each lecture will...

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Littlewoods building fire is possible arson
Photographs by Sean Taylor

ON Sunday, 2 September 2018, Sean TayLor, who was passing by, spotted smoke at the former Littlewoods Building on Edge Lane. He parked up to watch as the first Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service vehicles arrived. That was around 7:55pm. Later this was confirmed by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, who have told us that they got the call at 7:52pm BST and were on site by 7:56pm BST on site...

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Road running Richard sets steely sights on Ironman challenge ahead of 51st birthday

A dedicated fundraiser for Kidscan Children's Cancer Research has been spending the run up to his birthday a little differently this year, by training for a gruelling Ironman competition. University of...

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Fixing a hole… Potholes in focus as we go on the road with the Council's highways team

THERE'S just no getting round it, potholes are a big issue. They are a menace to motorists and have the potential to hold every 1 up as they go about their daily business. It's a fact that many of Liverpool's roads are in a...

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Video advice ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day

A Local NHS trust has produced a number of videos and a short animation to mark:- 'World Suicide Prevention Day,' on 10 September 2018, with tips and advice to help if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal.  North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust...

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Chamber of Horrors set to return to St George's Hall this Halloween!

PREPARE to go on a chilling journey in to the dark depths of St George's Hall this October, when 'LoveHistory' return with the spine tingling, fright night spectacular; 'Chamber of Horrors - Gallows Eve,' just in time for Halloween! After the success of the previous Chamber of...

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Northern Powerhouse sees goods exports on the rise

UK Government figures, released on 6 September 2018, have shown that the demand for goods made in the Northern Powerhouse has grown by 3.5% over 2017, and 16.1% since 2010. Steady year on year and quarter on quarter growth in exports from the Northern Powerhouse shows the strength of the Northern economy...

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Chamber of Horrors set to return to St George's Hall this Halloween!

PREPARE to go on a chilling journey in to the dark depths of St George's Hall this October, when 'LoveHistory' return with the spine tingling, fright night spectacular; 'Chamber of Horrors - Gallows Eve,' just in time for Halloween! After the success of the previous Chamber of...

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Liverpool family's charity walk to help prevent young suicide

A Liverpool family is, for the second year running in memory of their son, organising Nathan's 10k/5k. The walk/run event on Sunday 9 September, in support of national charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide, aims to raise awareness that there is help for young people who are struggling with life. In the UK suicide is the main cause of death in young people under 35. Every year over 1,600 take their own lives. PAPYRUS believes that many are preventable. The charity provides practical advice and support, how to cope, what to say and do; to young people and others concerned...

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Action to improve alleyways and refuse storage

A ₤6 million plan to tackle underlying issues with waste, litter and vermin in Liverpool's alleyways is set for approval. The City Council's Cabinet is being asked to give the green light to a 3 year programme which will see back passageways repaired and new refuse storage and collection methods introduced.

Liverpool has 22,000 properties on black bin bag collections due to the fact they have 4 foot alleyways which can't accommodate refuse wagons and wheelie bins. The passageways were built in Victorian times and many are in a poor state of...

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85% of interviewers admit asking candidates off limits questions

A shocking 85% of interviewers, and 78% in the North West; have admitted asking inappropriate questions when grilling job seekers, new research by UK science and technology recruitment specialists, Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS) has revealed. 55% admitted asking candidates what year they were born and 42% asked if the applicant was planning to start a family. In addition, the vast majority (88%) said it was acceptable to ask a candidate whether or not they planned to have children.  The Top 10 'red flag' questions that hiring managers admitted...

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Parents less likely to donate child's organs, new figures show

NEW figures show parents are significantly less likely to donate their child's organs for lifesaving transplants, which limits the number of organs available for children on the transplant waiting list. The statistics, released by NHS Blood and Transplant for Organ Donation Week, shows only 48% of families supported donation for a relative aged 17 and under in 2017. That compares to an average of 66% families agreeing for relatives of all ages. The figures have also remained largely static, despite the overall increase in organ donation. For some children on the waiting list, a young donor is their only hope...

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Home ownership now little more than a pipe dream for public sector workers in the North West

OWNING a home has become virtually impossible for many public sector workers within the North West, according to research published by UNISON. Getting a deposit together and obtaining a mortgage are often insurmountable hurdles for those living in the majority of Local Authority areas across:- England, Scotland and Wales, according to the findings.

The UNISON report Priced Out highlights how saving the money for a down payment on a property could take decades. This is based on 1st time buyers saving ₤100 every month for a deposit...

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UK Government abandons plans to abolish Class 2 National Insurance Contributions for the self employed

AFTER the UK Government announced that its abandoning plans to abolish Class 2 National Insurance Contributions for the self employed, campaigners have said the whole area of national insurance needs a comprehensive review. The Government said they have abandoned the reform; which had been due to take effect from April 2019; due to the negative impacts it could have on some of the lowest earners and the fact that any options identified to mitigate this would, in their view, introduce greater complexity to the tax system when...

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Southport Flower Show 2018 - Part 4
Photographs by
L and C Trollope

THIS is our final part of our photographic coverage of the 89th Southport Flower show, that was held over 16 August to 19 August 2018, on Victoria Park. We had so many photos from this amazing...

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