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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:-
2018-11-03
 


Southport RFC's Firework Extravaganza 2018

THE annual Southport RFC 'Firework Extravaganza' which took place on Friday, 2 November 2018, at the clubs home grounds, on Waterloo Road, Hillside. The Merseyside Rugby Union Club team members and also supporters turned out enforce to help set the night off with a bang, with music provided by Sandgrounder...

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Do you need local cancer support?

MACMILLAN Cancer Support's mobile information and support bus is coming to Merseyside, over 6 November to 9 November 2018. The team offers a service for anyone with questions about cancer. Visits in...



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Hundreds of people cared for closer to home thanks to new Ambulance Service role

HUNDREDS of people have avoided an unnecessary trip to Hospital thanks to a new Ambulance Service role dedicated to providing patients with the right care closer to home. Earlier this year, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust...

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Don't let burns spoil the fun this Bonfire Night says Ambulance Service

AS the nights draw in and the temperature drops, people across the Region are gearing up to celebrate Bonfire Night and Halloween in style but North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is urging people to stay safe to avoid nasty burns and unnecessary trips to Hospital...



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Shoreside Primary School spreads the love of Christmas

5 Schools in the North West inspire the new story written by acclaimed author Mike Garry for Santa's only Grotto on real snow. It's the season for...

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Support Military Veterans this Bonfire Night

PEOPLE in Lancashire who are struggling with their mental health and are affected by fireworks can get help from the Military Veterans' Service this this Bonfire Night. For many, Bonfire Night is an opportunity to pull out a winter coat and enjoy the fireworks whilst cosied up around a...

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Charity calls for urgent action as deaths from pancreatic cancer are predicted to be 25% higher than breast cancer by 2025

PANCREATIC cancer is the 5 biggest cause of cancer death in the UK, however, it is set to become the 4 biggest by 2026, as other cancers' survival...

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Local man will run every day for a year to help Southport child Bertie

HOW about running more than 43 marathons in 1 year? That's what Southport resident Andy Brown will be doing from the 18 November...

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Dangerous bonfires dismantled in Liverpool

COUNCIL staff in Liverpool have worked with partners to remove almost 40 tonnes of hazardous bonfire materials from open land ahead of Bonfire Night. Together with Merseyside Police, Mersey Fire and Rescue Service and social housing providers:- LMH, SLH and Cobalt...

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Huge Public Response to Metro Mayor's Big Bus Debate

LESS than a week after Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram launched a debate on the future of buses in the Liverpool City Region more than 1000 people have already completed a digital survey about the bus system.  The Government is in the process of devolving new powers over how...

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Punk in the Picton

A major exhibition marking the heyday of punk will be held at Liverpool Central Library...

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Liverpool City Council to make Utility Firms to apply for permission to dig up roads

UTILITY firms wanting to dig up roads in Liverpool will have to apply for permission to do so, in a drive to ensure better co-ordination...

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Illuminating guide to River of Light

FIREWORKS will light up the Mersey on Sunday as the River of Light spectacular returns to the Liverpool and Wirral waterfronts. Here is your guide to everything you need to know about the event on the Liverpool side of the water...

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Hugh Baird College tops national employer satisfaction survey

EMPLOYERS working with Hugh Baird College are the most satisfied in the country according to a national survey of employers who work with Colleges and training providers. The survey of almost 55,000 employers...

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The 'Nae Pasaran!' Documents in UK Cinemas now!

THE film 'Nae Pasaran!' tells the incredible story of factory workers taking a stand against Chile's General Pinochet and is made by Debasers Filums and Cosmic Cat. This unusual film has already been nominated for 2 BAFTA...

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"Come (Butter) fly with me..." Passengers with 'hidden disabilities' get a new look passport to the skies

LJL Customer Services Executive Christina Smith, Cllr Jeremy Wolfson and Pat Broster, Tommy Dunne and Paul Hitchmough from Dementia Action Alliance.

THOUSANDS of travellers with 'hidden disabilities' have cruised through Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJL) in safety and...

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If you GO in the dark, make sure you GLOW!

"IF you GO in the dark, make sure you GLOW..." that's the message to cyclists on Merseyside as part of a new campaign aimed at keeping them safe and seen on the...

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Start of the Winter Season sees 5 new routes launched at LJLA

LJLA's Air Service Development Director Paul Winfield (Left) and LJLA's Air Service Development Manager Declan Maguire (right) celebrate the 5 new routes.

THIS week has seen the start of the Winter season at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and with it came 5 new route launches to destinations in Cyprus, France and Romania...

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History of 1st military Hospital to treat soldiers with 'shell shock' revealed on Armistice Day

THE remarkable history of the 1st Hospital to treat soldiers with 'shell shock' will be shared with the public on Armistice Day. Moss Side Military Hospital, on Merseyside, was the 1st specialist Hospital to treat what is now understood as:- 'Post Traumatic Stress Disorder' (PTSD) for those who had witnessed the horrors of the 1st World War. Between 1914 and 1919, its pioneering staff treated 3,600 patients using the developing field of...

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Search for older people to be part of postal workers welfare scheme in North Liverpool

A renewed appeal is being made for older people living in parts of North Liverpool to come forward for a new scheme which will see postal workers check on their welfare. The L4 and L5 postcode areas have been announced by the Government as 1 of the test bed areas for the:- 'Safe and Connected' scheme, in partnership with Royal Mail, as part of the Loneliness Strategy. It is based on the successful Jersey based project...

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Phil Redmond to receive Freedom of Liverpool

TV producer and cultural entrepreneur Professor Phil Redmond CBE is to be awarded the Freedom of Liverpool. The City's highest civic honour will be bestowed on him by Lord Mayor, Councillor Christine Banks, at a special ceremony at Merseyside Maritime Museum, on Friday, 2 November 2018.  Born in Huyton, Phil Redmond set up Mersey Television in the early 1980's and created 3 of Britain's longest running drama programmes; Grange Hill, Brookside...

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People seeking help to stop looking at sexual images of children has more than doubled!

THE number of people in the North West seeking help to stop looking at sexual images of children online has more than doubled between July 2017 and January 2018.  We have been told that 1,747 people, from the North West, have contacted:- 'Stop it Now!' a help website that was set up by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, to seek help for either their own online sexual behaviour, or for that of someone they knew. In the...

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Remembrance Services and Parades within Formby and Hightown

ONCE again it is the time of year when we remember all those who died in the 2 world wars and in all other conflicts that followed. This year it will also be the 100th Anniversary of the end of the 1st World War. These some local services, on Sunday, 11 November 2018, that are as follows:- 09:30 hrs -

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