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2019-02-23
 
     

BLUE Planet II - Live In Concert

THE concert will take highlight sequences from across the series, each introduced by host Anita Rani live on stage, supported by the emotive orchestral accompaniment of the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra who will be performing Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and David Fleming's immersive score, conducted by Matthew Freeman. Blue Planet II - Live In Concert will transport you, via....

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Metro Mayor hails improved facilities as Newton-le-Willows Interchange scheme officially opens

LIVERPOOL City Region Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram, has restated the Combined Authority's commitment to improving the City Region's transport infrastructure as he officially opened new and improved facilities at the Newton-le-Willows Station interchange, on Friday...

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A statement from the Board of Directors and fund raising efforts

"FOLLOWING the last minute collapse earlier this week of the proposed consortium that had been set to take ownership of Widnes Vikings and provide the necessary financial investment into the club, the Board of Widnes Vikings has been seeking specialist legal advice. The Board has been advised that there is no realistic..."

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Harthill ruling to be appealed to establish clarity on the wider issue of development on green wedge

LIVERPOOL City Council is to appeal the recent High Court Judgement, on the Harthill Scheme, because of the wider ramifications it has for planning policy nationally. Following a ruling on 18 January 2019, the Council pledged not to proceed with the proposals; but will appeal the decision made by Mr Justice Kerr because it has...

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Have you see the new sculpture in Formby Village?

LAST week's Edition featured video and photos of local sculptor, Simon Archer, working to turn the remains of a much loved Horse Chestnut tree, in the Centre of Formby Village. We can now show you the results of his hard work and we recommend if your in Formby, you should take...

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Liverpool's Churchill Way flyovers to be demolished!

An aerial view of the Churchill way flyovers in Liverpool, 2017.

THE Churchill Way flyovers in Liverpool City Centre are to be demolished after an independent engineering inspection found they should not carry vehicles or pedestrians because of significant defects, and cannot be strengthened.  The 2 lane, concrete structures; which were opened in 1970, as part of a City Centre Inner Ring Road scheme that was later cancelled; were closed at the end of...

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Stunt rider has accident after bikes stolen from visiting international show and a ₤500 reward now on offer for the return of the bikes!

ON Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 3 brand new specialist HONDA CRF 125 cc trials bikes were stolen from Gerlings, who are performing at Aintree

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Local charities bring life saving transformations to the roadside

North West Air Ambulance Charity launch blood on board in conjunction with Blood Bikes Manchester, Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Transfusion Service and North West Ambulance Service.

ROADSIDE and in the field blood administration is possible across the North West for the first time as paramedics and consultants aboard the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) introduce blood on board to its helicopters, in collaboration with Blood Bikes Manchester, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Transfusion Service (SRFT). The initiative...

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Hospice to host grand Midsummer Night Ball

ASA Murphy and his swing band will entertain guests at the St. Joseph's Hospice Midsummer Night Charity Ball on this year's summer solstice. The black tie event will take place at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Liverpool on Saturday 21 June and the Hospice is inviting businesses from across Liverpool and Merseyside to attend and pledge their support to...

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Southport Reporter and Brick Craft to run a LEGO building contest for charity!

WE are pleased to announce that Southport and Mersey Reporter have teamed up with Brick Craft, who are located within the Wayfarers Arcade, Southport, to run a LEGO model building contest! This contest will be for 3 age groups and to enter you will need to pop into Brick...

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Liverpool property manager fined for rat infested student home

1 of Liverpool's largest property managers has been fined more than ₤10,000 for allowing student tenants to live in a rat-infested property which also had a host of fire hazards.  BFL Property Management Ltd, which trades as Venmore, were found to be in breach of numerous regulations when they faced magistrates...

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Week long air quality traffic monitoring exercise to begin

40 cameras to monitor traffic levels across the City

A huge traffic monitoring exercise takes place next week as part of the development of Liverpool's City-wide air quality plan. Starting on Monday 25 February for a week, 40 cameras will count the amount of traffic, the type of vehicles and engine types on major routes into the City using automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology...

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Ditch paper receipts, as VAT goes digital

NEARLY 3 times as many senior decision makers at businesses in the North West have lost a date's phone number (14%) than a Tax form (5%), according to new figures. The poll, run by YouGov for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), also found that 92% of senior decision makers in the Region personally do their banking online, 82% buy train tickets online and 61% support the idea of digitalised Tax accounts...

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Hugh Baird College students take a trip behind the scenes at Disneyland Paris!

HUGH Baird College BTEC Health and Social Care and A-level Business students recently took a trip behind the scenes at Disneyland Paris. The trip allowed the students a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend subject specific seminars and...

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Disabled Liverpool boy appeals for specialist tricycle

A mum from Litherland, in Liverpool, is appealing to the local community to help her secure a specialist tricycle that will allow her disabled 3 year old son to play outside with his....

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Are small businesses ready for 'no deal' Brexit?

FOR many the idea of GB leaving the EU involves giving it back its independence and freeing it from the constraints of autocratic EU regulations, but as BREXIT blunders along, and we approach the deadline, it is becoming increasingly obvious that there are many hidden flaws and consequences. Just how prepared are we to face the...

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Sales of New Homes in Birkdale Tee off Well for LPC Living

BIRKDALE Place, a boutique development of 4 bedroom semi detached homes in fashionable Birkdale has swung off to a flying start. 3 of the 10 homes in the development were swiftly reserved following the selling agent, Karen Potter Estate Agents' launch. Located off...

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Letter To the Editor:- "Fracking firms Cuadrilla and Ineos"

"HOW dare Fracking firms Cuadrilla and Ineos demand a change to the regulations they helped to develop and boasted about to gain planning permissions? In 2011 Cuadrilla operated free from proper controls and look what happened. They were forced to halt following the public outcry about the tremors they created because it was obvious they could not be trusted. The “safeguards” are thin enough (and constantly eroded by Cuadrilla once planning permission was granted at Preston New Road near Blackpool in 2018). To..."

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Merseyside Police Commissioner not seeking re-election

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has announced that she will not be seeking re-election in May 2020.  Jane Kennedy informed the Labour Party this weekend that she would not be putting herself forward for re-selection after they asked incumbent Commissioners to make clear their intentions in time for selections to take place for the next election for Police and Crime Commissioners in May 2010. Jane became Merseyside's 1st Police and Crime Commissioner, on 22 November 2012 and was re-elected to serve a second term, 6 on May 2015, with 61.7% of the vote. During her 6 years as...

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World's Biggest Electronic Line Up Unleashed - Creamfeilds 2019

CREAMFIELDS has upped its game for their 2019 edition, having already dropped a series of headline artist announcements which will see performances from the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris, Tiësto, deadmau5, Adam Beyer - Cirez D (Debut Festival Exclusive), The Chemical Brothers (Live), Martin Garrix, Carl Cox, Above & Beyond and The Black Madonna to name a few.  And the wait is finally over as they've unleased more big names and their arena hosts for this year's 4 day festival. Artists just announced for what is undoubtedly the biggest electronic line up of the year include...

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Money raised to help beat genetic childhood disease

A charity which helps to fund research at Alder Hey Children's Hospital has received a cash boost. Duchenne UK supports research into treatments and a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) which affects 1 in 3,500 boys and is the most common genetic disease diagnosed in childhood. Generous employees at HealthTrust Europe, a solutions partner for health and care providers, have broken the company's fundraising record by raising a total of ₤8,212.73 for Duchenne UK. DMD is caused by a lack of the protein dystrophin that affects the entire body, the illness almost...

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National Lottery Funding Win to Support Young Women in Liverpool

WeMindTheGap announced that it has received ₤1.1 million of National Lottery funding from The National Lottery Community Fund (formerly Big Lottery), to increase opportunities for women in Wales and the North West. The charity, which has been running since 2014, launched in Liverpool last year with the help of the Mayor's Fund. It has previously run successful traineeships for young women in Wrexham and Flintshire, and earlier this month also launched in Manchester.  This grant, from the largest funder of community activity in the UK, means that the charity can now grow its...

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Survivors of sexual violence urged to share their views to improve support for other victims

SURVIVORS of sexual violence are being encouraged to share their views of the support they received in order to help improve the experiences of others as part of an inquiry which aims to enhance services across Merseyside. The Sexual Violence review has been commissioned by the Deputy Police Commissioner, Cllr Emily Spurrell, in partnership with NHS England to examine the extent and nature of sexual violence in the Region, map the services which are available to support those who have been subjected to such...

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New network will give disabled people a stronger voice

DISABLED people and their loved ones in the North West are being urged to help break down the barriers they face in their day to day lives by speaking truth to power in a new forum. The UK Government is inviting applications to participate in the new group, which will discuss difficulties disabled people face in a range of areas, including:- independent living, transport, housing and employment, where improvements are required. By drawing on lived experience policy makers will be better placed to tackle the issues disabled people can...

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Theatre Reviews:- 'The Full Monty'

THE Full Monty has been showing at the Manchester Opera House. It is a show set in the 1990's that follows 6 unemployed men on their journey to find some money - through stripping. These men are not your traditional strippers, instead they are older, do not have traditional stripper bodies, and have zero experience of dance. They are the men of Sheffield. The men who worked in the factories. It is a story of overcoming obstacles and putting yourself out there...

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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