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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:-
2018-10-27
 


Southport Halloween Parties and Maze's

SOUTHPORT has been taken over by Spooky Southport, a series of Southport BID events that are Halloween related. We popped over to take a look at the Maze, on Thursday, 25 October 2018. We also visited on Saturday, 27 October, 2 of Southport's Bars, both Sacrebleu and the Bar Tiger, to...

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New Zonal Engagement and Observations for Patients with Dementia

HEALTH professionals from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust have successfully implemented a new observation system for patients with dementia in order to enhance patient experience. Dementia patients at the Trust can now benefit from a new and improved observation system which will reduce levels of challenging...

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Landlords warned over changes to law when seeking possession of property

A legal expert is reminding landlords that new rules are now in Force placing additional requirements on them when serving an eviction notice to tenants. 'Section 21 Notices,' also known as eviction notices, allow landlords to obtain vacant possession of their property; bringing a tenancy...

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Domino's delivers slice of fresh pizza to people of Southport

THE nation's favourite pizza, Domino's, has just opened its doors to a new store on Cambridge Road, Southport, on Monday, 22 October 2018, delivering new employment opportunities to the local community. In addition to delivering yummy pizza, Domino's will be serving up 25 local positions including:- pizza makers, customer service colleagues and delivery drivers, offering a...

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Southport Hesketh Round Table Charity Fireworks and Bonfire

THE Southport Hesketh Round Table Charity Fireworks and Bonfire has been a well loved friendly event, held every year, in Southport, held on Victoria Park, but sadly this year the event has been cancelled. Southport Hesketh Round Table 1199 (SHRT1199) in a statement have said that:- "Unfortunately this year we have made the very difficult decision not to go ahead with our Charity Fireworks and Bonfire..."

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Lights, Entertainment, Choirs - And ONE Impressive Festive Street Party

A giant light spectacular will take over Chavasse Park at Liverpool ONE as the City officially marks the start of Christmas. Polaris; Dare to Dream is launching on 16 November and has been developed especially for the City's Christmas celebrations by artist, Mark Robinson. Mark said:- "Every time people visit, whether it..."

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St Teresa's champions Mental Health and Well being for Infants

BIRKDALE'S Teresa's School are prioritising the mental health and wellbeing of their children with a series of innovative and exciting new programmes, the majority of which are completely free and available to all age groups. This term teachers and children have been trained in the Massage in Schools Programme, learning 3 new massage techniques...

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Business partnership awards for 2 Liverpool Hospitals

LIVERPOOL Women's Hospital and The Walton Centre have been named as winners at this year's NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards. The awards recognise the work of businesses, 3rd sector bodies...

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Deputy Police Commissioner supports call for stronger action to tackle domestic abuse

CALLS for the Government to strengthen its forthcoming bill on domestic abuse, provide enhanced funding for refuges and create a new stalkers register have been supported by Merseyside's Deputy Police Commissioner. Cllr Emily Spurrell has welcomed the release of a Home Affairs Committee...

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'Liverpool Dream' Part 5 - Giant 360º Photos

THIS is the final part of the event coverage, our 360' photos are now online.  We will add more videos to YouTube in the next few weeks, but please enjoy the last of our photographic reports from this amazing event.  Also if you would like to see the other images, please use these links.   Part 1 |  Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4.  Please note that the link below is to our 360º section and will open up within a new window. This is to allow the app to work fully......

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Merseyside Care Home Enjoys Success in CQC Report

HC One's Dale Park Home in Southport, Merseyside is celebrating having received a glowing report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC.) The team at Dale Park were delighted to have received an impressive CQC report that rated the home as 'Good' in all areas, demonstrating that the home is providing high standards of care for Residents, demonstrating that the...

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Last call to sock it to homelessness in Southport

YORKSHIRE Building Society colleagues are making a last call for generous soles in Southport to sock it to homelessness. The Society is running its month long Socktober appeal, until Wednesday, 31 October 2018, as part of the Society's charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH.) Donations of new pairs of socks, toiletries and interview clothes plus other items such as:- woolly...

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Merseyside Police could lose further 300 Officers if Government pension bill pushed through

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has warned that proposed pension changes will "swing a wrecking ball" through the Police budget and lead to the loss of a further 300 Officers, if pushed through by the UK Government. Jane Kennedy spoke out as she released a briefing to all Merseyside MPs on the bleak outlook for Merseyside Police if the Government goes ahead with the imposition of a new unfunded pension liability. It follows...

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Drivers spooked when driving as the clocks go back around Halloween approaches

NEARLY of drivers (61%) say they'd rather take another form of transport than drive in the dark and almost ½ (44%) of UK drivers avoid driving in the dark. Almost 1 in 10 (9%, or 3.6 million) drivers have been involved in an accident due to driving in the dark. A further 11%, or 4.9 million, drivers know someone who's been in a car accident as a result,..

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Alleyway improvements begin

OVER the last 6 weeks, there have been workers conducting alleyway surface surveys to understand the condition of the alleyways in County, Anfield and Kensington wards. In addition to these surveys, drainage condition works have also been undertaken in County ward. To date Liverpool City Council has camera surveyed and cleaned out over 1.5 miles of sewers to record their...

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Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority sets out plans to fight "savage" Government cuts and improve Firefighters' pay

AT a recent meeting, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (MFRA) set out its strategy for lobbying the Government to obtain a better funding settlement for 2019/20. It comes in the face of shocking cuts in central Government funding since 2010, which has seen MFRA Forced to significantly reduce both staff numbers and the number of Fire Engines.  This has...

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Film Review:- "Johnny English Strikes Again"

IF you have not seen this very timely film, get to the flicks and take a look at it. The quintessential English actor and comedian, Rowan Atkinson CBE, might be 63, but his films get better all the time. Now Johnny English, Britain's most confident, yet unintelligent spy ever, returns for a 3rd time, in the sequel:- "Johnny English Strikes Again."  This time, the film's plot develops around a PM facing a:- "Broken Britain" and hell bent on looking good to the World's leaders...

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Steve Rotheram Launches Big Bus Debate

STEVE Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, will launch a public debate to find out what people in the City Region think about the bus system. The Government is in the process of devolving new powers over how our buses operate. This public conversation will help inform how those powers are used to drive through major improvements to the network and give greater control back to the public sector...

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Sail to the Isle of Man with the Steam Packet Company

IF you are on the lookout for an unforgettable 2019 getaway, the Isle of Man could be the perfect retreat for you.  Situated right in the heart of the Irish Sea, and just a short ferry journey from England, the Isle of Man has something to offer for all ages, interests and lifestyles. From short breaks and romantic getaways to action packed adventures. Isle of Man Steam Packet Company...

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This Halloween at Liver-GHOUL ONE…

THINGS are set to get scary at Liverpool ONE this October with a whole 'GHOST' of free events and activities 'WITCH' will leave visitors well and truly in the Halloween spirit. So, dust the cobwebs off your costume and don't miss the high spirits. With spook tacular treats and even a terrifying giant spider roaming the streets, there is something for all the family to see at the retail and leisure destination. Here is a list of the...

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Manchester Concert goers Warned Against Ticket Re-sale Sites

TICKET buyers for the 'RAF in Concert Tour,' which comes to an end at:- 'The Bridgewater Hall,' on Wednesday, 31 October 2018, are being warned against purchasing from secondary ticket websites. Event organiser, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises (RAFCTE) is telling people to check the concert venue's official box...

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MOGWAI are to play live in Liverpool's Eventim Olympia!

THE Glaswegian band:- 'Mogwai' formed in 1995 and have had their work used by Leonardo DiCaprio in:- 'Before The Flood' nor forgetting projects including French TV series Les Revenants... Als they worked with Atomic, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Plus releasing a string of albums and EPs. Now you can see them live along with special guests:- 'The Twilight Sad,' at Liverpool's...

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Mayor of Liverpool calls for a Royal Commission ahead of UK Budget

AHEAD of Monday's Budget, on 29 October 2018, Joe Anderson, the Mayor of Liverpool, has suggested a Royal Commission to ensure a:- "fair funding formula for local Council Services."  Mayor Anderson said:- "Councils have borne the brunt of a decade of austerity, with many losing ˝ their funding, crippling their ability to perform their roles and deliver vital services. We need to create a system that responds to local need and properly..."

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Flying the Purple Flag in Liverpool

LIVERPOOL will be taking part in the official annual celebration of the Purple Flag programme, which recognises excellence in the management of the evening and night time economy (ENTE) during the whole month of October 2018.  The 'after dark' economy is worth an estimated ₤72bn annually to the UK, supporting thousands of businesses, employing 4.5% of the UK workforce, and significantly contributing to local...

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Voting Opens as Our Health Heroes Shortlist is Announced

A record number of healthcare workers and employers who are going the extra mile have been shortlisted at the 3rd annual:- 'Our Health Heroes' awards. Organised by:- Skills for Health, National Skills Academy for Health and headline sponsor:- Health Education England, the awards celebrate the unsung healthcare heroes from across the UK, including those working in...

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Charity brings free Information Day to Liverpool to support tinnitus sufferers in the North West

THE British Tinnitus Association are coming to the North West bringing the next in their series of free Tinnitus Information Days to Liverpool. With an estimated 150,000 people with tinnitus in Liverpool and Merseyside, and with 15,000 of them finding tinnitus severely affects their quality of life, the event is set to attract...

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1 in 2 people in the North West couldn't name a single symptom of heart disease

AN online poll, conducted by YouGov, asked British people to select which of the 12 symptoms of heart disease they were aware of. The survey also asked if people undertook measures specifically to improve heart health. The survey was supported by HeartFlow; a medical technology company working with more than 20 NHS Hospitals to help...

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Child Poverty and Life Chances Commission reveals troubling impact of Universal Credit on tenants

THE Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chances Commission published troubling findings from the Region's Housing Associations on the impact of Universal Credit.  The shocking findings have revealed that Housing Association tenants, on Universal Credit, make up 21% of all...

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Residents urged to take care with wheelie bins over Bonfire period

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to help prevent their household wheelie bins becoming targets for arsonists over the Bonfire period. Arson attacks on wheelie bins and refuse containers in the Merseyside area have nearly doubled in the last three years around Bonfire night, with 80 incidents taking place over the bonfire period last year, almost double the number of...

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Liverpool Crowned UK's Most Dog Friendly City

DOG owners in Liverpool are in luck, as the City has been crowned the UK's most dog friendly City, beating off close competition from neighbour Manchester and capital City London.  The research, carried out by House My Dog, the online service that matches dog owners with suitable, hand picked sitters and walkers, looked into various factors within each City...

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'Risky Brits' as survey shows over ½ of the nation knowingly void insurance

MORE than ½ of Brits have committed offences that void their car or home insurance, according to new data from leading price comparison website MoneySuperMarket, despite knowing it could leave them unprotected in the event of an incident or burglary. From letting others drive your car to leaving windows open in the...

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Community groups awarded ₤45k to keep 8,500 young people safe over Autumn ½ Term

MORE than 8,500 young people will be able to enjoy safe activities this Halloween and Bonfire Night, thanks to funding raised by the Police from the sale of stolen goods. Merseyside's Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy have announced that the 24 community projects that will receive a share of funding from the Police Property Act (PPA) Fund which...

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Needles 'scarier than ghosts' as Halloween poll highlights fears of insulin injections

INJECTING yourself with a needle is 3 times scarier than ghosts and more frightening than watching a Halloween horror movie; according to a survey highlighting people's biggest fears.  With ghoulish goings on planned for the annual witching hour on 31 October 2018, the poll looked at what brings people out in a cold...

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Number of People Working Night Shifts is up by 18,000 in 5 years, within the North West

AS the clocks go back to mark the beginning of British Winter time, the TUC is urging greater protection for the millions of UK workers who regularly work through the night.  New analysis published by the TUC shows that the number of people who work night shifts has increased by 151,000 (5%) since 2013 to reach more than...

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