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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:-
2018-10-20
 


Southport's Annual Family Spookfest is back..!

YES, Southport's annual Halloween Festival starts on 20 October to 31 October 2018 and the full program of events can be seen on Spooky Southport's official website.  The main events start with the 'Scare' Crow Festival, on Wesley Street, 'The Village within the Town Centre.' Watch their story unfold as these horrible... ...

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Grapes Formby to hold a week-long Halloween party

THE Grapes Hotel, on Green Lane, Formby, is gearing up, not just for Halloween, but for 'Hallo week!' With the spooky holiday falling on a Wednesday, General Manager, Arthur Perez and the team, have decided that celebrating scary from Friday, 26 October 2018, all the way to Sunday, 4...

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A Day To Role Up For Charity

A special event is taking place across the 17 November to 18 November 2018, in support of the mental health charity, Mind. Dozens of intrepid adventurers are attempting a feat of endurance as they forge their way through 24 straight...

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Celebrations at the ½ way point to build Liverpool's 1st specialist cancer Hospital

THE Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust and Laing O'Rourke celebrated the ½ way point in the construction of a new cancer Hospital in Liverpool. Exterior...

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Biggest Halloween Parade City Centre

KATUMBA, the largest drum ensemble in the:- 'North We Street,' is pairing up with:- Liverpool One, Viva Brasil Samba Shows, The Anahis, and Bring the Fire Project to bring you their most fun, and spooky annual Halloween Parade...

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We Mind the Gap Launches Charity Partnership with the Liverpool International Horse Show

A partnership between the inspirational charity:- 'We Mind The Gap' and the Liverpool International Horse Show has just been announced. The charity helps under served young women in...

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Top team appointed to re-imagine world famous Mathew Street

LIVERPOOL City Council has appointed a fab team to produce a landmark vision and investment strategy for the epicentre of Liverpool's musical heritage. A team led by P-IE (Planit Intelligent...

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CWP leads the way with healthcare Best Practice

OVER 200 people joined local NHS Trust CWP for its 6th annual Best Practice showcase event at the Ellesmere Port Civic Hall. Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's (CWP)...

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Author's road safety book receives recognition in the House of Commons

A Liverpool author who continues to be involved in a high profile campaign to educate young children on road safety has had her work recognised in the Houses of Parliament. Jude Lennon, who...

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City to award Jean-Luc A Giant accolade and Part 4 of Photos

THE world's most celebrated street theatre company and its inspirational director are to be given the City's highest civic honour. Jean-Luc Courcoult, director of 'Royal de Luxe,' is set to be awarded the Freedom of the City, following the recent:- 'Liverpool's Dream' extravaganza with his world renowned:- 'Giants' over 4 October to 7 October 2018.  It was the 3rd and final time that these Jean-Luc creations wil...

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School teacher publishes teenage sex novel to rival:- 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

A secondary School teacher shocked by the number of teenage girls reading sexually explicit adult literature has reacted by...

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The Royal Pigeon Racing Association British Olympiad Show will be flying into Exhibition Centre Liverpool

THE prestigious British Olympiad Show this year takes place at Exhibition Centre Liverpool on Sunday 18 November. The Olympiad will play host to over 400 racing pigeons and feature...

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Hospital holds memorial service to remember loved ones

SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk Hospitals are holding a memorial service for anyone wishing to remember a loved one. The service will be held at Marshside Road Methodist Church (PR9 9TL), Southport, at 10.30am, on Sunday, 4 November 2018. Parking...

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Wirral man prosecuted after dangerously storing 33kg of display fireworks in pub cellar

A Wirral man has been prosecuted by Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority (MFRA) after he was found to be storing more than 33kg of display fireworks next to combustible materials...

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St. Joseph's Hospice rated GOOD by CQC

THE CQC (Care Quality Commission) has inspected St. Joseph's Hospice in Merseyside and has found it to be a Good Hospice. In its latest inspection, which was carried out between 7 August and 9 August 2018, the CQC found the Hospice to...

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Octopus Healthcare receives approval on major redevelopment for extra care accommodation in Birkdale

OCTOPUS Healthcare, part of the Octopus Group and leading investor in healthcare facilities throughout the UK and Ireland, is pleased to announce Sefton Council's approval of a major redevelopment of the...

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Caring Joyce through to national finals Joyce Kelly, caregiver of the Year finalist

LOCAL caregiver Joyce Kelly has been nominated for a national award for her outstanding services to the home care sector. Joyce is 1 of only 5 finalists who are in the running for at home care company Home Instead Senior Care's national:- 'Caregiver of the Year' award...

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Lancashire Care receives prestigious award at the Allocate Awards 2018

LANCASHIRE Care NHS Foundation Trust's Temporary Staffing Team have received a prestigious award at this year's Allocate Awards. The Allocate Awards celebrates and rewards those who have made a difference, whether that's to patients, colleagues, their entire...

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1st for Hanover as it gains Gold from RSPCA

HANOVER Housing Association, a leading retirement housing provider with properties in Southport including Maplewood on Cambridge Road, is celebrating being named as the 1st national housing organisation to achieve the RSPCA's gold standard for its commitment to pioneering initiatives around...

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Lancashire Care's Older Adults Team receives Prestigious National Award

LANCASHIRE Care NHS Foundation Trust's Older Adults Rapid Intervention and Treatment Team (RITT) has received national recognition at this year's Positive Practice in Mental Health (PPiMH) Awards. The Annual Positive Practice in Mental Health...

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Southport employers urged to ensure their business survives the office party

SOUTHPORT employers are being reminded of their legal responsibilities when it comes to protecting their staff at Christmas parties. Lindsey Knowles, employment law solicitor at Kirwans law firm, which has offices across Southport...

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Countdown Now On To BTR Liverpool Santa Dash 2018
Photographs by Paul Francis Cooper.

DASHING Santas, in Liverpool City Center, will pull on their running shoes in 6 weeks to take part in the UK's biggest festive 5K fun run. The date for the 15th BTR Liverpool Santa Dash has been confirmed as Sunday, 2 December 2018, starting at 9.30am, from...

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'The River of Light' is back for 2018

BOTH sides of the River Mersey will be lit up by fireworks, on Sunday, 4 November 2018, with a specially commissioned musical display, on the river Mersey, visible from both sides, Liverpool and Wirral. 'The River of Light 2019'  is entitled:- 'The Elements' and is in association with Royal Liver Building 360.  It will see the return of Titanium Fireworks, who wowed crowds last year with a jaw dropping display along the river Mersey. They are the team behind acclaimed national events including the Mayor of London's New Year's Eve...

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Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service Crews Attacked

ON 18 October 2018, a group of around 20 youths in the Huyton attacked crews and the fire engine responding to a 999 call. We are told that the youths had barricaded a road in order to halt progress, with several wheelie bins and...

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Free Charity Fireworks and Bonfire Night in Southport

FOLLOWING their hugely successful 1st fireworks night in 2017; when over 700 people attended; Lakeside Church Southport is doing it again. Still free, but with more fireworks, and...

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100 Years Remembrance Exhibition - Ainsdale

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ON Saturday, 10 November and Sunday, 11 November 2018, the Ainsdale Methodist Church, Liverpool Road (PR8 3NQ) will be holding an exhibition of work from local Schools making 100 years since the end of World War 1. The exhibition will also...

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Review:- Cirque Éloize "Cirkopolis" - Manchester Opera House 2018
Photographs by Patrick Lazic.

IF the office life is slowly killing you and you just wish to escape from your monotonous daily routine, Cirque Éloize has that "magic pill" for you… but as with any treatment, it might not work for everyone...

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Stay safely dressed this Halloween

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service is urging families to think safe this Halloween and be alert to the fire risks from wearing Halloween costumes. Wearing a Halloween costume is great fun, but remember the outfit you have on could easily catch fire from naked flames you may be near such as:- candles...

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Victims of disability hate crime urge others to speak out...

PEOPLE who have been affected by bullying, abuse and hate because of a disability are being urged to seek support in a powerful new video released to mark:- 'National Hate Crime Awareness Week.' Victims of disability related hate crime and support workers have joined forces with Merseyside's Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy..

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UCLan to create additional resource for NHS with new scholarship

NEW medical scholarship seeks to improve diversity in the NHS. The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has announced a new scholarship which will provide the NHS with doctors who more closely represent the communities they serve. The new scholarship, worth approximately ₤46,250 per student, will be awarded to 2 widening participation applicants to the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) who have successfully completed UCLan's Pathways to Medicine Programme, who rank the highest after the...

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Liverpool to pilot scheme to tackle loneliness

A scheme which will see postal workers check on lonely older people is to be piloted in Liverpool. The L4 and L5 postcode areas in the north of the City have been announced by the Government as 1 of the test bed areas for the:- 'Safe and Connected' scheme, in partnership with Royal Mail. It is based on the successful Jersey based project:- 'Call&Check' and will see postal workers calling on over 65s who sign up to participate, as part of their usual delivery rounds. They will ask a standard set of questions to assess individual need...

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Brits in the North West playing 'Russian roulette' with flu

BRITISH workers in the North West  are playing:- 'Russian roulette' with flu after nearly 8 in 10 employees said they would clock on even though they are still ill. Guilt, fear of being judged and not having enough paid sick days mean 78% of workers in the North West  would still turn up for work even if they had the flu. As a result, 62% workers in the Region say they have caught a cold at work, while a 13% say they have caught the flu from colleagues who have turned up sick. And 61% North West  parents with kids under 16 say their...

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Post Burglary Blues as '8 in 10' say they don't trust Police to recover stolen valuables

A British security firm has discovered that nearly 80% of people fear their belongings will never be recovered following a break in. The majority of UK residents are concerned that Police will not be able to recover stolen property in the event their house is burgled; and they are right to be worried. In a survey of 1,200 members of the British public, respondents were asked if they trusted Police to recover their stolen possessions. The data revealed that...

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˝ of people in the North West don't know that diabetes can cause erectile dysfunction

NEW online research from Diabetes UK has revealed that over ˝ of people in the North West did not know if diabetes can cause erectile dysfunction, a common diabetes related complication. The poll of carried out by YouGov on behalf of Diabetes UK also showed that 45% of respondents in the Region did not know if more people in the UK have diabetes than cancer and dementia combined, while 11% said they did not know whether people with diabetes can consume any sugar at all...

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New partnership between Southport FC and Arriva kicks off in style

ARRIVA staff enjoyed a fun day out at this weekend's football match to celebrate the launch of an exciting new partnership with Southport FC. 36 bus drivers and other members of staff from Arriva's Southport depot travelled to Haig Avenue with their family and friends for Southport FC's clash with York City, on Saturday, 13 October 2018. The day, officially dubbed by the club as:- 'Arriva Day,' saw Arriva staff and their families enjoy Hospitality treatment at the club, after travelling to the stadium on board the 1 Port Bus, which was draped in Southport...

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Plying for hire penalised

A Liverpool Private Hire driver who picked up passengers illegally has been ordered to pay more than ₤1,000 in fines and Court costs. Driver Alpha Diakite took 2 passengers from Hanover Street in the City Centre to Speke on an early morning journey in January of this year.  Liverpool Magistrates' Court heard that the pair had approached Diakite's parked Toyota car and asked to be taken to Speke. Diakite agreed saying that the journey would cost ₤30. What Diakite didn't realise was his 2 passengers were actually Merseyside Police special constables who were taking part in a joint Police...

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Southport solicitors join forces to raise more than ₤14,000 for Queens Court Hospice through Make A Will month

LEADING North West law firms joined forces to help a local Hospice by raising a staggering ₤14,667 during their Wills Month. Queens Court Hospice is a local charity that provides support for the people of West Lancs, Southport and Formby when they need it the most. By caring for patients with serious illnesses, they enable them to achieve the best possible quality of life at each new stage. This vital service is carried out both in the Hospice and in the...

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Steve Rotheram Announces "1 Front Door" for the Liverpool City Region

LIVERPOOL City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, on Thursday, 18 October 2018, announced a new approach to attracting more investment and major business relocation into the Liverpool City Region, by establishing a single, initial point of access for people who want to do business here. This "1 Front Door" approach will create a single, complementary team to act as a place marketing and inward investment focal point for the whole of the Liverpool City Region, with the Combined Authority and...

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Deputy PCC joins forces with Region's Councils to pledge commitment to tackling modern slavery

MERSEYSIDE is at the forefront of the fight against modern slavery; that's the message from the Region's Deputy Police Commissioner and 5 local authorities as they join forces to pledge their commitment to tackling the issue. To mark 'National Anti Slavery Day,' Cllr Emily Spurrell has united with representatives from the Region's 5 local authorities to sign the Charter against Modern Slavery aimed at ensuring that exploitation has no...

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A of Northern workforce faces financial worries, harming wellbeing and performance

FINANCIAL worries are plaguing more than 1 in 3 working people in the North, harming work performance and mental health, according to a major study of the UK workforce. The survey by Salary Finance saw 36% of workers in the North of England reporting financial worries, compared to 40% in the UK as a whole. 46% report suffering stress, 28% feel prone to panic attacks, and 22% report feeling depressed. Northerners are...

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