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2019-03-09
 

Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu visits Formby on last day of Diocese of Liverpool Tour

THE Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, visited Formby Point and St Luke's Church on Saturday, 9 March 2019 in his mission to get bring God into more people's lives. The day started on a very windy Lifeboat Road Car Park, when locals, many from Formby churches of all denominations, met up with the National Trust Rangers to help clean the boardwalk and clear rubbish from the beach at Formby Point. Then, after all had returned to the car park, the Archbishop gave a very engaging and apposite sermon, reflecting on both religion and our stewardship of the planet. A video of these activities on Formby beach area, can be seen below. Then, absolutely on cue, in response to a prayer...

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Largest Independent Craft Gin Festival is coming to Liverpool

HELPING Constellations go out with a bang, Gin Fever will take place on 12 April and 13 April 2019, with 120+ gins and will take full advantage of the industrial setting in the heart of the Baltic Triangle; a space known for hosting some of the best...

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Children's author donates sales of Share Some Secrets book to NSPCC

AN award winning children's author is donating all future sales of 1 of her titles to a children's charity. Christina, an honorary NSPCC Council member, wrote a book entitled Share Some Secrets, which encourages children to think about the difference between good and troublesome secrets...

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Colleges 'fire it up' for National Apprenticeship Week 2019

IN support of National Apprenticeship Week 2019, St Helens College and Knowsley Community College are celebrating the outstanding successes of current apprentices, promoting apprenticeship opportunities to young people and...

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The dinosaurs are coming - Liverpool 1 prepares for Jurassic invasion

VISITORS to Liverpool 1 will be transported back millions of years; via the latest technology; when a futuristic dinosaur hunt launches this Spring. Everyone who comes to the retail destination will have the chance to chase Raptors, follow Apatasauruses and, of course, hide from the...

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Cast announced for 'Zog' and 1st look at the puppets...

THE full cast and creative team for the world premiere stage adaptation of Zog has been announced. The production is based on the book by...

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Liverpool takes step closer to becoming Unicef Child Friendly City

Flying the flag - Liverpool Town Hall will fly the Unicef flag to mark its Child Friendly City ambitions

LIVERPOOL has reached a milestone in its ambition to become the 1st Unicef Child Friendly City in the North West. In November 2018, following work with partner agencies and young people, the City Council submitted a bid to the global children's organisation which cemented...

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Big Book of Best Practice up for big healthcare award

A communications initiative aiming to share best practice across local NHS services and beyond has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's (CWP) 'Big Book of...'

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Nursing Recruitment Event for Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals

ON Saturday, 23 March 2019, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will be hosting a nursing recruitment event, running from 11am to 3pm. This will be at Southport Hospital, within the Clinical Education Centre...

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2 Letters to Editor:- "Application to Sefton M B C for a Premises, Entertainment and Alcohol Licence at Orrell Hill Lane. Hightown."

"I would like to object to the above licence application on the following grounds:- Concern regarding increased crime levels, antisocial behaviour, noise pollution, traffic congestion and damage to natural..."

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Ambulance Service praised by minister for apprenticeships

APPRENTICES at North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) met with Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills and Chris Green MP for Bolton...

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Brown Turner Ross Solicitors honoured for helping to secure vital funds for Cancer Research UK

BROWN Turner Ross Solicitors in Southport has been recognised by Cancer Research UK after facilitating over ₤450,000 worth of gifts from people choosing to leave a legacy to the charity in their will. Solicitors, Matthew Skeels...

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Jack sends a heartfelt message to Liverpool employers

AFTER being out of work for nearly 2 years, Jack Smith is delighted with his new role as a receptionist working for easyHotel, but he has a heartfelt message for other City employers:- "Please don't..."

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New bike ride guide tells tale of Region's female powerhouses

THE Birkdale road where women and children's champion Christiana Hartley once lived, the West Kirby School attended by actress Glenda Jackson and the Liverpool site where Josephine Butler started life changing work with the poor are just some of the destinations featured in a new publication...

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Liverpool showcases latest NHS digital technologies to support patients

THE 1st digital testing space of its kind in the NHS the:- 'Livernerds Lab' has opened in Liverpool, to test the latest digital technology to support patient care. The lab consists of 2 specialised areas a:- 'Smart Room,' which simulates a Hospital room, and a...

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Artists and photographers needed

WHETHER you're a keen artist, an enthusiastic photographer or have found your Grandad's original paintings in the attic, Trinity Arts annual art exhibition is for you. This regular art show, which forms part of the Southport Festival...

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Southport Aldi raises ₤4,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust

STAFF and customers at Aldi's Southport store have helped to donate over ₤4,000 to Teenage Cancer Trust as part of the supermarket's efforts to raise ₤5million for the charity over 5 years. Employees at the store have taken part in a variety...

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Autism Art Exhibition at Wayfarers Arcade Inspired by the Greats

VISITORS to The Wayfarers Arcade will see how autistic pupils at Southport's Peterhouse School have been inspired by great artists as the shopping centre plays host to the School's annual art exhibition. The exhibition...

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Consultation launched on new landlord licensing scheme

LIVERPOOL City Council is launching a public consultation on a 5 year extension to its pioneering landlord licensing scheme set to be introduced on 1 April 2020. To run for the next 12 weeks, the consultation aims to garner views on a range of topics including the cost of the licence, the...

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New generation of construction workers get careers boost from Lovell

BIRKENHEAD housing developer Lovell showcased its work building the next generation of construction workers during National Apprenticeship Week. Joinery student Finlay Hughes has just completed a week of valuable industry experience on site with Lovell at its Fiveways...

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Liverpool salaries skyrocket, as the City's employers struggle to fill vacancies

AVERAGE salaries for new roles in Liverpool jumped by a staggering 12%, in February 2019, as the City's employers struggled to find the talent they need to fill their roles. That's according to the latest job market data...

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Warning as new Council Tax scam email spotted

A new fake email targeting businesses has been spotted in many local businesses in boxes. This email is reportedly from the Council and says you have an overpayment on your Council Tax.  Often it is marked as "high priority' next to the subject header.  Plus it is often it's sent from an email that...

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Freshfields Animal Rescue - Maple story

ON 18 November 2018, staff at the Liverpool branch of Freshfields were left reeling over the horrific condition of an injured puppy that was brought to our door. Although we were told the puppy had been found in the street, her injuries pointed strongly to her having been...

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Merseyside Arts Festival Promises Movies and Musicals

Show tunes are on the programme at this year’s Prescot Festival.

CROSBY based Opera Viva will be 'On Broadway,' at Whiston Town Hall, on Saturday, 29 June 2019, promising an array of classic songs picked from among the great American musicals. Festival favourites Maghull Wind Orchestra are back in Town on the following night for a rousing...

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Award winning publicans soar high with Spitfire Pub and Kitchen opening

EI Publican Partnerships together with experienced multi operators, Adam and Sue Franklin have revitalised:- The Spitfire Pub and Kitchen, Ainsdale, following a major ₤300,000 joint investment...

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Warning over 'drugs in pubs'

A licensing expert is warning businesses operating in the sector to be aware of their responsibilities when it comes to tackling drug use in pubs and other venues. Malcolm Ireland, Head of Leisure and Licensing, at Regional law...

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Charity training for struggling small charities in Liverpool

MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives investigating the murder of James Taylor, in Liverpool, on Thursday, 7 February 2019, have issued CCTV images of a Private Hire Taxi that they are looking to trace. The dark coloured vehicle, possibly a Hyundai I40, was seen in the area of Addison Street and Midghall Street, at around 8pm, on the night 34 year old, Mr Taylor...

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More than ½ of North West Residents believe University isn't worth the debt

54% of North West residents believe spending thousands of pounds on a University Degree is not worth the debt when it comes to improving career chances, according to new research from Greene King. The research, which was conducted for the UK's leading hospitality apprenticeship provider to mark National Apprenticeship Week, that runs from 4 March to 8 March 2019, found 64% would consider an apprenticeship as the most useful start to their career, and 80% see an apprenticeship as an attractive alternative to University. However, 63%...

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Care home fined for breaking fire safety rules

A South Liverpool care home has been ordered to pay costs of more than ₤11,000 for breaching a string of fire safety regulations. Stapely Care Home was ordered to pay a ₤6,000 fine plus costs after pleading guilty at Liverpool Magistrates' Court to 5 breaches of:- 'The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.'  The North Mossley Hill Road premises, which are run by a charitable trust, were inspected on 26 April, 2018 and a series of significant breaches was found. It was felt the seriousness of these breaches put the lives of staff and residents; some vulnerable; at significant risk, compelling Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority to bring...

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Macmillan gives around ₤596,600 in grants to people with cancer in Merseyside in 2018 thanks to donations

MACMILLAN Cancer Support awarded grants of around ₤596,600 to people with cancer in Merseyside in financial hardship last year thanks to funds raised by its supporters. Around ₤206,500 in Macmillan grants helped people with cancer in Merseyside to pay for heating or clothing as having cancer can mean you feel the cold more or may be spending more time at home between treatments. And approximately ₤28,000 was given to people with cancer...

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End to unnecessary benefit reassessments for disabled pensioners in the North West

OVER 43,000 disabled pensioners in the North West will no longer have to go through unnecessary reassessments for disability benefits, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has said. Around 270,000 people receiving Personal Independence Payment (PIP) who have reached State Pension age will no longer have their awards regularly reviewed, instead moving to a light touch review every 10 years. The changes are part of a wider package of measures announced by Amber Rudd, signalling...

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Apprenticeships at Lancashire Care

LANCASHIRE Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing alternatives opportunities to College and University to help people develop in to long-term successful careers.  Apprenticeships offer people with an alternative route into skilled employment and are a great way to earn whilst you learn and gain vital work experience. They are available to people of all ages making them a great option for anyone looking to change their career path, improve their skills in order to secure a new role or re-enter employment after taking time out. Undertaking an Apprenticeship at the Trust provides people...

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Offshore wind is 1st renewable technology to agree Sector Deal with Government

THE offshore wind industry is welcoming today's landmark announcement of a Sector Deal with the UK's Government. The agreement will help to create tens of thousands of highly skilled jobs across the UK and attract billions of pounds in investment to this country.  This is the 1st Sector Deal for a renewable energy technology. It puts offshore wind at the centre of the nation's clean, affordable and reliable energy system, almost quadrupling our capacity from 7.9 gigawatts now to at least 30GW by 2030...

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Liverpool City Region leaders outline action plan in fight against violence against women and girls

LIVERPOOL City Region leaders has marked International Women's Day by detailing their progress towards a comprehensive action plan for tackling Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG). Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram and Deputy Police Commissioner, Cllr Emily Spurrell, are working to develop a long term strategy aimed at ending VAWG across the City Region. Since announcing plans to develop the strategy at a summit convened by the Metro Mayor in 2017, they have been...

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North West residents left with little to no disposable salary

PEOPLE living in the North West have just ₤293.32 of disposable income each month, less than ₤10 a day, a study has found. The recent poll, commissioned by Salary Finance, found that after paying out for their rent and mortgage, utility bills, food and other living expenses, just a small amount of 'spare' cash is left over for the lighter things in life. In comparison to the nation this means people in the North West are better off than the national average, which sees people left with ₤276 of disposable income each month. Of those...

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In good hands - Safe Families for Children wins national award for supporting families

CHARITY which has helped over 7000 children since 2013 earns highest recognition from leading think tank. National charity Safe Families for Children, who partner with local Councils across the area, has won a Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Award for its work connecting isolated families with volunteers in their community. The prize, presented on Tuesday evening at a prestigious venue in Central London, includes a ₤10,000 grant and promotion of the organisation's vital work before an audience of influential...

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Liverpool's Fusion Festival announce a new, 1 day event, 'Fusion Presents,' headlining:- 'Kings of Leon'

THE team behind Liverpool's Fusion Festival announce a new, 1 day event, Fusion Presents; which will be headlined by Kings of Leon. Fusion Presents which will launch, on Friday, 30 August 2019, will be headlined by rock superstars:- 'Kings of Leon' who will be performing a UK festival exclusive set in the heart of Liverpool. They will be supported by a stellar line up of talent including:- Franz Ferdinand, Echo and...

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Marking International Women's Day, Liverpool City Council have inviting community organisations to join efforts to eliminate 'period poverty'

LIVERPOOL City Council have been asking the local community and not for profit organisations to join the:- 'End Period Poverty, Period Campaign' by making free feminine hygiene products available.  The aim is to give:- 'period dignity' to women, and the initiative is being led by Councillor Anna Rothery, mayoral lead for equality and race, who...

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Man dies after falling from 2nd floor of the Museum of Liverpool

MERSEYSIDE Police have confirmed that the emergency services attended to an incident on Sunday, 3 March 2019, at the Museum of Liverpool. We are told that Police and Paramedics were called to the Museum of Liverpool, at Mann Island, just after 11am, to reports that a man had fallen from the 2nd floor of the Museum's Atrium. Merseyside Police Officers who were 1st at the scene attempted CPR on the 38 year old male, until the paramedics arrived, but sadly he was pronounced dead a short while later. The death is being treated as unexplained at this stage, but it is not believed...

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UK Hot Cars holds another successful monthly meet in Southport

ON Sunday, 3 March 2019, UK Hot Cars (UKHC) held it's monthly meet on the banks of Southport's Marine Lake. Despite the bad weather, cars and petrol heads still came out to what is a local friendly car community event! At the same time, some of the drivers also took part in the monthly litter collection, that they do when the meet up on the Pier side of the Kings Gardens, better known as the Lower Promenade. Marshalled by the UKHC Team those attending enjoy a safe and enjoyable afternoon in Southport, often leaving their cars at the static event and heading in to Town to shop and also grab a bacon butty, along with a brew, at the Marine Lake Cafe. This is now the clubs 16th Year...

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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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