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2019-03-02
 

Female pedestrian involved in a collision with a bus in Southport

MERSEYSIDE Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following a serious RTC that happened on 27 February 2019, shortly before 5pm. We are told that a female pedestrian, in her 40's, was involved in a collision with a bus, on Lord Street, Southport...

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New figures reveal 62 homeless people have died in Liverpool over the last 5 years

ONS stats show homeless people in England and Wales far more likely to die in deprived areas. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released figures detailing the number of people who have died while homeless in each Local Authority across England and Wales between 2013 and 2017....

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New heights in safety

COUNCIL Officers have teamed up with the City's firefighters to make sure that residents living in high rise buildings are safe, secure and reassured. The safety conscious team are targeting residents...

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Olivia, 5, joins UK search for best pneumonia treatment

Pictured, from the left: Emily McDonald, Research Support Assistant; Moira Morrison, research nurse; Olivia Isherwood; Eric Isherwood; Dr Sharryn Gardner; Zena Haslam, research nurse.

5 year old Olivia Isherwood is helping Doctors find the best treatment for children who fall ill with pneumonia. She became...

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Metro Mayor celebrates completion of new St Winefride's Campus

HUGH Baird College and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust today celebrated the complete transformation of the former St Winefride's Roman Catholic...

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The biggest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event in Yorkshire is heading to Liverpool

SINCE its establishment in 2016, Almighty Fighting Championship (AFC) has gradually built up a reputation as 1 of the most...

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Widnes Vikings get  green light for takeover deal

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THE Widnes Vikings are delighted to confirm that the board of the Rugby Football League have granted RFL Membership to the consortium who agreed...

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Theatre for Radical Change - celebrating 15 years

IN 2019 Liverpool based theatre group Collective Encounters will be celebrating 15 years of using theatre as a tool for radical social and political change with a number of new projects and events...

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Kids Planet Day Nurseries raising over ₤5000 for local charities

FAMILY, friends and staff at Kids Planet Day Nurseries have raised over ₤5000 for local charities...

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Summer in February?

2019 has hit the record books and this has given Southport a boost as tourists headed to the Beach! February has been the warmest on record, leaving Meteorologists have been left stunned and saying things like:- "utterly astonishing" and "exceptional." Monday..

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City Council calls time on unclean pub

A popular City Centre pub and eatery has been hit with more than ₤53,000 in fines and Court costs for failing to keep a clean kitchen and failing to keep pests under control. Stonegate...

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HMRC urges business owners in Merseyside to make sure they are ready for no deal

LAST week we asked the question:- "Are small businesses ready for 'no deal' Brexit?" and now NM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have gone on record...

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Wirral charity's concerts present music for all ages

SUPPORTERS, patrons and staff at Barnstondale Activity Centre enjoyed a day of musical performance, that took place, on Wednesday, 20 February 2019. The Wirral based charity...

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Epstein Theatre welcomes The Shades of the 60's

THE Shades of the 60's is a musical stage show that celebrates some of the best known names in pop music from the...

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LIPA students visit The Bodyguard Musical

THE cast and company of The Bodyguard have had a visit form over 50 students from LIPA in support of the show opening in Liverpool. Some of the students met with stars Alexandra...

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Miss Southport will not be held this year

LAST year over 20k women across the country enter Miss England in a series of heats around the country and online. Those included Miss Liverpool City Region...

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Southport restaurant to celebrate Pancake Day with special menu

PANCAKE Day is just around the corner and Bistrot Pierre is ensuring that the day will be bigger and 'batter' than ever, offering a selection of authentic crepes; which are already proving to..

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Why have electric bus signs if they don't show correct information?

ON 27 February 2019, a RTC lead to a full road closure of Lord Street, so bus services where seriously affected. The closure again has highlighted the fact that information about backup routes and changes to bus services are still not being addressed. The new bus shelters are meant to have electric signs that display the live bus...

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Port of Liverpool bucks trend with major recruitment drive

PEEL Ports are looking to add over 200 staff during 2019 in anticipation of further business growth at the Port of Liverpool, especially in the container division. The company expects to have vacancies ranging from port operatives and straddle carrier drivers to engineers and from data analysts to managerial role...

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Liverpool's young gymnastics stars aiming for glory at British Championships at M&S Bank Arena

THE next generation of stars from the City of Liverpool Gymnastics Club are hoping for success at next month's Artistic British...

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Full Cast for the Wizard of OZ Revealed

REGAL Entertainments are delighted to announce the full cast of their Easter panto:- 'The Wizard of Oz,' which comes to St Helens Theatre Royal that runs from 6 April to 22 April 2019. Recently announced Linda Lusardi who is set to play:- 'The Wicked Witch,' will be joined by her daughter, ITV's The Voice star Lucy Kane, as Glinda.  The full cast also...

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Student Life Talk inspires youngsters to pursue university path

Future U Ambassador provided insight into higher education journey ...

YOUNG people in Lancashire were given a valuable insight into university life thanks to a programme which helps support students to progress onto higher education. A group of 20...

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Free acting and musical theatre workshops for pupils in Merseyside

PUPILS in Merseyside are set to benefit from free workshops in both acting and musical theatre, as part of an outreach initiative by Liverpool Theatre School. The Aigburth Stage School will deliver the sessions to Secondary Schools and 6th form Colleges...

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Protecting Children's Services Funding Crisis

CHILDREN'S care chiefs with Liverpool City Council have joined a national call to action to halt an impending crisis in funding for Children's Services after it was revealed that the City is 1 of the 20 worst hit areas in the country for budget cuts. 5 of the...

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Appeal to identify males following football disorder

DETECTIVES investigating disorder following a Millwall v Everton match, that was held in January 2019, have released images of a further 18 people; believed to be Everton fans; who they would like to speak to...

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Cancer charity calling on Merseyside cyclists to saddle up for the return of 300 mile challenge

North West Cancer Research is searching for cycling enthusiasts or people looking for a fitness challenge to sign up to its Cycle of Hope to support life-saving cancer research in Liverpool.  Now...

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The Police response to victims of domestic abuse continues to improve

HMICFRS'S 4th report on the Police response to domestic abuse found continued improvement in how the Police identify, respond to and support victims of domestic abuse. The report recognises the good work being carried out by the majority of Police Forces including:- Continued investment in training for their work... Force on domestic abuse. Developing multi agency safeguarding hubs (MASHs) to work in partnership with other organisations to better...

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Wild West Web - Police record more than 5,000 grooming crimes in 18 months

MORE than 5,000 online grooming offences have been recorded by Police in England and Wales in just 18 months, data obtained by the NSPCC has revealed. The recorded use of Instagram has risen dramatically over the 18 month period. From April 2017 to September 2017, where the communication method was recorded, Instagram was used by groomers in 126 instances, whereas between April 2018 and September 2018 it was recorded 428 times; more than a...

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Crimestoppers charity appeals for information after a spate of firearms incidents in Merseyside

THE charity Crimestoppers is today appealing for information on a series of recent shootings across Merseyside in areas including Norris Green, Croxteth and Birkenhead. Crimestoppers receives over 6,000 pieces of information from Merseyside each year, much of this on firearms. The charity is now offering rewards of up to ₤1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and charge of those responsible for these...

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Biologist discovers new breakthrough gene treatment halting the effects of Cystic Fibrosis

AN Edge Hill University Associate Professor in Human Biology has helped discover a breakthrough gene therapy treatment halting the debilitating effects of Cystic Fibrosis. Dr Aristides Tagalakis and his team have found that nanoparticles can be used in gene therapy to regulate and 'silence' (stop) the mutated genes responsible for producing thick mucus in the lungs of people with Cystic Fibrosis. The life...

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Local NHS trust produces animation offering support for Eating Disorders Awareness Week

A local NHS trust has produced a short animation, which offers support to anyone who might be suffering with an eating disorder. The animation has been produced by North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to raise awareness around spotting the warning signs to identify if you, a loved 1 or friend has developed an eating disorder. 'Eating Disorders Awareness Week' is a national campaign run by the...

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Fusion Festival unveil new site for 2019

LIVERPOOL'S Fusion Festival have announced a new site location for 2019, moving from Otterspool Promenade to a new, larger site in Sefton Park.  If you do not already know, Sefton Park is a magnificent 235 acre park in the Sefton Park district of Liverpool. Well loved by locals it is classified as a Grade 1 Listed Park, by English Heritage, the park looks like a natural landscape rather than a man made park. It is a Green Flag and Green Heritage awarded site with beautiful features and monuments. Comments...

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March 2019 at St Helens Theatre Royal

ST Helens Theatre Royal is excited to present a jam-packed programme of music, dance family fun and entertainment throughout March 2019. World renowned psychic and the UK's favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan returns, on Thursday, 7 March 2019, with her phenomenal interactive 10th Anniversary Tour promising a funny, entertaining and touching evening.  Another musical legend is paid tribute to with Mark Anthony, as Prince, on Sunday, 10 March 2019. The show will take audiences through the...

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North West firms most confident in UK

BUSINESSES in the North West are the most confident in the UK, despite overall confidence falling during February 2019, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Companies in the North West report lower confidence in their business prospects, down 11 points to 18%, and lower economic optimism, which fell 5 points to 6%. Together, this gives an overall confidence of 12%, 7 points down on January 2019. Despite this, the Region was still the most confident of all UK Regions. Meanwhile...

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LEGION QUIZ NIGHT

THE Formby Royal British Legion are arranging John Nelson`s Fun Quiz on Tuesday 12 March 2019, at Formby Cricket Club, Cricket Path,(L37 7DP) from 7:30pm prompt. Those who have not been to one of John Nelson`s Nights before are in for a treat, everyone should come prepared to enjoy themselves! Tickets cost ₤5 and there will be a raffle and auction, all proceeds to go to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, which helps service and ex-service personnel and their families. Tickets are available from Formby Home or by ringing:- 01704...

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2 men arrested on suspicion of burglary offences within Formby

MERSEYSIDE Detectives working on Operation Castle, the Force's ongoing response to burglary, have arrested 2 men in connection with burglary offences, within Formby, Merseyside. We are told that at around 7pm, on Thursday, 28 February 2019, officers on patrol in Victoria Road, Ince Blundell, stop checked a car and found suspected stolen items, including jewellery. 2 men were then detained and are a 29 year old male, from Kirkby, who was arrested on suspicion of...

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Deputy Police Commissioner welcomes introduction of women only Review Court

MERSEYSIDE' Deputy Police Commissioner has welcomed the introduction of a women only Review Court which aims to reduce the number of females who are sent to prison. The women only Review Courts will be held monthly from 1 March 2019, at the Complex Case Court, which sits at Sefton Magistrates Court. They will examine the cases of females sentenced to community orders or suspended sentences with requirements, who will be invited...

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Fire and Rescue Authority approves Chief Fire Officer's bold plans to fight austerity

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Authority has unanimously endorsed the innovative proposals put forward by Chief Fire Officer Phil Garrigan at the Authority's meeting on 28 February 2019. The plans represent a new optimism for the Service after a lengthy period of cuts resulting in the loss of Fire Stations, Fire Engines and firefighters. Significant national and international incidents including terrorist attacks and the Grenfell Tower disaster have given...

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Lancashire Care receives Gold Standard Accreditation for its work experience programme

LANCASHIRE Care NHS Foundation Trust has become the 1st NHS organisation in the North West to be awarded the Gold Standard Accreditation for the quality of its Work Experience Programme under the new partnership agreement with Health Education England.  The Trust's Employment Services Team has recently been recognised for their work in improving the quality of...

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Petitions Committee launches fireworks inquiry

THE Petitions Committee launches an inquiry into fireworks law, including the case for a ban on public sale and use. It follows almost 750,000 people signing petitions expressing concern about fireworks through the:- Petition Parliament website in the last 3 years. A current petition by Amy Cullen, signed by nearly 300,000 people, calls for a ban on the sale of fireworks to the public and for fireworks displays to be restricted to licensed venues. The petitioner wrote:- "Every year fireworks are set off.."

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Self employment leaves 88,000 unable to move home in the North West

NEARLY 340,000 (75%) self employed people within the North West feel discriminated against by mortgage lenders and more than a of those (88,000) say they would live in another property if they paid the same as they are now, but employed rather than self employed. The shock findings are from research among people who are sole traders, contractors, or running a business, with up to 9 employees, and suggest widespread dissatisfaction with...

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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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