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2019-02-09
 

Southport welcomes in Chinese New Year - 4717

THE Empire Restaurant, on Nevill Street, in Southport, has welcomed in the Chinese New Year with the traditional Lion Dance and Kung Fu Display, that was held on the Eve of the Chinese New Year, 4 February 2019. The idea is that the lion's dance is performed to chase away ghosts and evil spirits and, since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants like Nian are afraid of loud noises, the dance has become a natural complement to the fire crackers' noise. Sadly, this...

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Public back plans to 'Protect Local Policing' and recruit 40 new Officers

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74% of respondents to a public consultation have supported a proposal to protect 100 Police Officer jobs and recruit 40 new Officers. Nearly 2,200 people responded, either in person or online, to the consultation undertaken by the Commissioner, Jane Kennedy, asking...

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Learn to be a lifesaver with free CPR sessions in Merseyside

WHEN a person has a cardiac arrest, there are a few vital minutes to save them. Anyone can save a life, you just need a few simple skills and North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has teamed up...

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BT Group contributes ₤1.6bn to North West economy

BT Group is responsible for generating ₤1 in every ₤105 produced in the North West's economy, according to an independent report. 'The Economic Impact of BT Group plc in the UK' report, by Hatch Regeneris, shows that the...

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Safety pays as Peel Ports donates ₤3000 to children's Hospital

ALDER Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool is to benefit from a ₤3000 donation by Peel Ports. The gift is in recognition of the work that Peel Ports' containers division had done to maintain good health and safety practices across its sites. Anthony Meakin, a Peel Ports...

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Northern leaders unite to back new plans to revolutionise the North's railways

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POLITICAL and business leaders from across the North of England made history by backing plans for Northern Powerhouse Rail; the Region's single biggest transport intervention since the Industrial...

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XLR Jet Centre host Gulfstream G280 business jet event at LJLA

(L to R) Sir Peter Rigby, Chairman of the Rigby Group with LJLA CEO John Irving and Gavin Thompson, Gulfstream Regional Sales Manager for Europe, Russia and C.I.S.

XLR Executive Jet Centre Liverpool, have hosted an event at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) to showcase the Gulfstream G280 super midsize business jet aircraft to potential users. This class leading aircraft has a range in excess of 4,000 miles...

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The BIG Model and Hobby Show 2019

THE BIG Model and Hobby Show is a new event for the Southport area. It will take place on Saturday, 10 August 2019, from 10am to 4.30pm, at the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre. As many of you know Woodvale Rally has finished, but the organisers, GIMRA North West, hope that part of the Rallys' legacy will live on through this event. But they stress that this is only a test event, with the hopes of making this an annual event, if it works, so please...

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Consultation set to start on extending Landlord Licensing scheme

LIVERPOOL City Council is set to begin consultation on continuing its pioneering Landlord Licensing scheme for another 5 years. More than 48,500 licences have been granted to the owners of privately rented properties since April 2015, and it has delivered huge benefits for tenants and people living in the neighbourhood in driving...

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CLA welcomes proposals to increase Police powers to deal with illegal traveller camps

THE CLA (Country Land and Business Association) which represents 30,000 farmers and landowners has welcomed proposals announced by the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid on illegal encampments...

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Southport is destination for new auction house's valuation day

David Elstob is pictured valuing an item in the spacious surroundings of Bedale Hall in the market town of Bedale, North Yorkshire, which provides the main base for the new auction and valuation business.

AN exclusive auction house that opened its doors at the beginning of last month has announced an extensive list of valuation days for the year ahead that includes a wide range of venues across the Region, including at the... 

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Author marks 5 years in business with special storytelling event

A Liverpool author who has written more than 10 best selling children's books and inspired thousands of School pupils across the City is preparing to celebrate 5 years in business. Jude Lennon, owner of 'Little Lamb Tales,' will hold a special event, at a...

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Improving mental health in your child's classroom

IT'S widely known that children who feel nurtured and safe will not only learn better but feel better too, but it's sometimes easy to overlook as teachers grapple with the every day demands of the Primary School classroom. Following on from... 

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Competition seeks engineers of the future

THE University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is leading a county wide initiative to inspire the next generation of engineers. As the main supporter of the Primary Engineer and Secondary Engineer Leaders Award competition for Lancashire, UCLan aims...

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Safety pays as Peel Ports donates ₤3000 to children's Hospital

ALDER Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool is to benefit from a ₤3000 donation by Peel Ports. The gift is in recognition of the work that Peel Ports' containers division had done to maintain good health and safety practices across its sites. Anthony Meakin, a Peel Ports...

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Spiritual work of Wirral medium revealed in new book

A Wirral based medium who helps people deal more positively with grief is sharing some of the successes of her work in a new book. Lynn Robinson from Moreton started working as a professional medium and spiritual teacher...

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Liverpool's Clarke Energy wins Large Exporter of The Year Award 2019

Baroness Fairhead celebrates success of UK companies at the PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards, recognising the most entrepreneurial exporters from across the North of England.

GOODS exported from the North of England in 2018 were worth were worth ₤59 billion in the year to September 2018 and more than 19,500 businesses across the North are now exporting. Northern Powerhouse goods now...

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NHS statistics show health service:- 'coping better with demand' says NHS Confederation

IN response to NHS England's latest:- 'Winter Situation Reports,' Nick Ville, Director of Policy at the NHS Confederation, said:- "These statistics pay tribute to NHS staff who work in high pressure environments across the country, every..."

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Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust pledges to build safety net for nursing professionals

SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is helping to provide a long term safety net for its nursing professionals by joining the Cavell Nurses' Trust...

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Harmful practices survivor urges others to seek support in new film

A brave survivor of harmful practices who was forced to flee her family rather than be subjected to a forced marriage has urged other victims to seek support in a new film released to mark:- 'International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.'  Kiara Mohamed...

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Hospice seeks Everton fans for zip wire challenge

ST. Joseph's Hospice is on the lookout for daredevil Everton fans to join them in a zip wire challenge they will never forget.  The Hospice has places up for grabs for anyone who fancies zipping across the famous pitch at Goodison Park and, this year, the route is longer and better than ever. The zip line will go diagonally across the...

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Drive to get more young people active

THE Liverpool Active Promise aims to make the City the most active big City by 2026; with 90% of children being active for at least 30 minutes a day, compared to 70% at the moment. The City also wants to increase the number of children achieving 60 minutes of physical activity per day, as recommended by the Chief Medical Officer, up from 48% to 58%. The launch is taking place at the Isla Gladstone...

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CheeseFest 2019

THE Liverpool Exhibition Centre are very excited to announce that CheeseFest UK is heading to them, and will be landing at the Centre, on Saturday, 23 March 2019, celebrating 30 cracking years of Wallace & Gromit. Expect the most incredible melted delights and delicious cheese based cuisine presented for your culinary pleasure by the finest fromagers from across the land. Experience some of the greatest cheeses in the world with...

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Bricks and mortar not just flowers and chocolate - People in the North West asked to share their love of buildings this Valentine's Day
Photos with thanks to the Historic England Archive

THEY are the backdrop to our lives, the setting of treasured memories and the familiar sight that says you're almost home...

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Next stage of Liverpool City Region Bus and Cycling Network Development Given the Go-ahead

NEARLY ½ a million pounds worth of funding to support the development of green bus corridors and the City Region's cycling and walking network has been given the green light by the...

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Tickets on sale for an immersive theatre show:- 'User Not Found'

THE Unity Theatre is to collaborate with LEAF on Bold Street to bring a brilliant, immersive theatre show, which is set in a café, to Liverpool, from 22 April and 23 April 2019. 'User Not Found' is a production from Dante or Die, who specialise in site specific theatre, and is written by the celebrated...

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Supercharge broadband and 5G to stop North West England Economy from "buffering"

WITHOUT Government action in 2019, the North West risks a growing digital divide that leaves people and businesses behind. That's according to the CBI report Ready, Set, Connect. With the Region's firms champing at the bit to upgrade the UK's digital networks, better connectivity will help flexible workers, reduce costs and lay the foundation for companies to adopt 5G. With Brexit sucking the oxygen out of priorities like this at home, Damian Waters, CBI North West Regional Director, is urging the...

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More than ½ of 16 to 25 year olds in Merseyside think social media creates an "overwhelming pressure" on young people

58% of 16-25 year olds in Merseyside say comparing their life to others on social media makes them feel:- "inadequate," while 59% think social media creates an:- "overwhelming pressure" to succeed. The 10th Prince's Trust Youth Index reveals UK young people's overall wellbeing score has flat lined at lowest level since study was launched The Prince's Trust is challenging young people's perceptions of success at a time of unprecedented opportunity...

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Region unites to say Merseyside is no place for hate

VICTIMS, volunteers, support workers and local School children have united with Merseyside's Police Commissioner to urge people affected by prejudice and hate to reach out for help as the Region marks Hate Crime Awareness Week. Jane Kennedy has worked with a diverse range of people to encourage anyone affected by hate crime to speak out through 3 social media films. The short videos promote the three dedicated support services for victims of hate crime commissioned as part of the PCC's Victim Care Merseyside service delivered by the...

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New research reveals apathy over credit scores

THE festive season is the time of year when consumers may have spent a little more than they intended, prompting many to head into the 1st few months of the new year with plans to bring finances into line. Understanding their credit score can help consumers get to grips with their finances, however the latest research from Equifax reveals that over ½ of Brits have never checked their credit score with a credit reference agency. Londoners are most content with their credit scores, with 33% saying they were happy the last time they checked, closely followed by the:- South East...

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Sefton Schools celebrate cycling success

SUSTRANS organised a 'Thank you' tea party for 60 children and teachers, from 15 Schools, in Sefton, to celebrate a successful year getting pupils throughout the Region cycling, walking and scooting the School run.  The annual event at the Ramada Southport, included inspiring talks from local Schools. Children from Our Lady of Lourdes presented their findings from their street survey and their manifesto to representatives of Sefton Council, highlighting the changes they think would make the roads around their School easier and safer to use, while Birkdale Primary children...

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CLA responds to Defra consultation on biodiversity net gain

THE CLA (Country Land and Business Association) have submitted its response to proposals within a Government consultation to make biodiversity net gain mandatory within the planning system. This would mean that developments would be required to produce a net increase in biodiversity, either by mitigating any harm caused, or compensating for it by creating additional wildlife habitats either on or off the development site. CLA President Tim Breitmeyer said:- "The CLA has long been supportive of biodiversity offsetting because it..."

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Women's charity cycling group devastated by theft of bikes

A charity cycling group aimed at building women's riding confidence say they've been left devastated after thieves stole bikes, tools and equipment from Norris Green Park in Liverpool. The equipment was taken from a locked container owned by the Friends of Norris Green Park which is used by Liverpool Loop Line Ladies as their cycling hub. Among the items stolen were 2 brand new Apollo Virtue Bikes.  Helen Ball, Club Secretary, said:- "It is devastating to us. The bikes were so new, not only does it mean women without bikes will no longer be able to participate in..."

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Government urged to simplify Commercial Premises Allowance

THE Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is appealing to the Government to consider simplifying its planned Structures and Buildings Allowance (SBA). The CIOT has published its comments to HMRC on the new SBA announced by the Chancellor at Budget 2018.1 The CIOT welcomes the policy objective to encourage investment in the construction, and renovation, of structures and buildings, intended for commercial use and address a gap in the current capital allowances system and improve the UK's international competitiveness.  But the...

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FREE! Social Care Training - Open Evening

THE Liverpool Social Care Partnership, is a Not for Profit Community Interest Company (CIC), leading many local projects that have a focus on social care. 1 of these projects is a course to support work-less adults giving them the skills and knowledge to gain volunteering, employment or building a career in social care. This course is free to those who are unemployed, claiming benefits and are 19 Plus. So they are holding an Open Evening, information event, which will give details about a forthcoming pre-employment training programme, for anyone interested in building career in social care, on...

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