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2019-04-06
 

Funding announced for new lifts at 5 Liverpool City Region Rail Stations

5 Railway Stations across the Liverpool City Region will see millions of pounds invested to improve disabled access by installing new lifts to provide step free access to platforms.  The upgrades are part of a ₤300m national funding package from Department for Transport known as the:- 'Access for All' programme, aimed at making it easier for all passengers to use the rail network. The Stations in the...

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Formby Walk Of Witness and Passion Play

THE annual Formby Walk Of Witness will take place on Good Friday, 19 April...

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Not long to go... Calling all LEGO® Fans - don't forget to enter!

IF you are aged 5 to 16 or have a child aged 5 to 16, time is running out to enter our charity Lego Building contest...

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Holy Week at Holy Trinity with a difference!

AN Easter Egg Hunt, resurrection cocktails, communion and washing of feet will all be part of Holy Trinity Church Southport's Easter events; and the Bishop of...

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Miss Liverpool City Region wants you!

AS Miss Southport is no longer running, those asking about it are still being directed to Miss Liverpool City Region, so they have added another...
 

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The number of people in the North West irritated by nuisance calls

THERE'S a lot to be argued about in this world, but one thing's for sure; we are all outraged by cold calls. On a daily basis Brits will experience incessant...

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Northwest Attraction announces price drop to help stretch family budgets

NORTHWEST theme park Southport Pleasureland have announced an across...

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Bruno Tonioli to open 2019 Southport Flower Show

STRICTLY Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli will cast his critical eye over the sunflowers and sweet peas rather than the samba and salsa as he opens the 2019 Southport Flower Show. The TV favourite is to welcome visitors to...

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Hillsborough Outdoor Commemoration Cancelled

FOLLOWING Thursday's hung jury verdict in the trial of Hillsborough match commander David...

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Hillsborough Trial Outcome

THE jury in the trial of Hillsborough Match Commander David Duckenfield...

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Local law firm helping to fuel the hydrogen revolution in the North West

John Flint - Partner and Head of Clarke Willmott's Manchester Commercial Litigation Team

MANCHESTER law firm Clarke Willmott LLP  is partnering an event hosted by the Bessemer Society looking at...

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3 arrested in connection with cannabis cafe, in Kensington, following Warrant

MERSEYSIDE Police arrested 2 males and dealt with multiple people for drug related offences following a 'Misuse of Drugs Act Warrant' that was used on a premises, in Kensington, on Saturday, 30 March 2019. Community Police...

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100 New Jobs Created by the Opening of Connected Health Plus

Pictured left to right: Amy McEvoy, Registered Manager, Connected Health Plus; Douglas Adams, CEO, Connected Health Group; Mark Lawrenson, Liverpool FC Legend; Tim Jones, Managing Director, Connected Health Plus and Gareth Farrelly, former Everton FC footballer.

THE community of Southport has united to celebrate the opening of a unique organisation who are connecting innovation...

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Return for award winning science extravaganza

Forton Primary School Annabel, Emily and Katy.

1 of the biggest free events in Lancashire is returning and it is set to be bigger and better...

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Apartments released at ₤16 million care Village

AS construction work continues apace on Belong's ₤16 million state of the art care Village in the West Birkdale Conservation Area, the not for profit...

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Become a trustee for 1 of City's most iconic buildings

The search is on to find champions for 1 of Europe's greatest buildings of the 19th Century.

LIVERPOOL'S St George's Hall Trust are dedicated to conserving, restoring and developing the Grade I listed venue; with a focus on raising funds which can...

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Lancashire Care shortlisted for the National Go Awards 2019

LANCASHIRE Care NHS Foundation Trust has been successfully shortlisted for a prestigious national...

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Brits are investing in tech to look after nature...

INSPIRED BY series such as Dynasties, Blue Planet and Springwatch to be looking out for nature in their own gardens, more Brits than ever are buying gadgets such as wildlife...

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University Centre Graduate Degree Project comes to fruition in New Exciting Children's Clothing Brand, Lola Starr

VISUAL Merchandising and Promotional Design Graduate from the Hugh Baird University Centre, Kate Hill has founded a unique exciting Liverpool children's clothing brand, Lola Starr, specialising in...

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Merseyrail launches Charity of the Year activity with ₤10,000 boost for Alder Hey

STAFF at Merseyrail have pledged their support to help Alder Hey Children's Charity fund...

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₤260,000 sexual health clinic opens

PEOPLE needing advice on their sexual health will be able to get help and advice from a new clinic opened this month. The new community sexual health clinic in Bootle is ₤260,000 investment in the service by Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust in Sefton...

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Damian Moore MP supporting research into medication for children

DAMIAN Moore MP joined Children's Heart Federation (CHF) in a drop in session on the importance of developing...

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This is why you shouldn't drive on the beach in Southport

OVER the last few weeks a number of vehicles have been ignoring warnings about driving on the beach and local Emergency Services as well as Sefton Council have again asked to remind people:- "Do not drive on the beach unless it is within..."

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Welfare schemes helping more than ever

Liverpool City Council spends more than ₤23m each year in supporting people and families in crisis.

COUNCIL spending on schemes to support people and families who cannot afford basics such a food and fuel in Liverpool...

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Bowl for Health in Sefton

RESIDENTS across Sefton are being encouraged to feel the benefits of being more active by trying a beginners course in bowls. Taking part can...

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Letters to the Editor:- "Locals residents and business have issues with L37 Festival decision."

"WITH reference to my previous letter concerning the application for a 365 day Entertainment and Alcohol License..."

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Landlords in the North West face lower costs than UK average

THE North West of England has been identified as the ⅓ cheapest Region in Britain to be a landlord, according to specialist mortgage lender, Kent Reliance for Intermediaries (see table below). The research found that the average cost for landlords in the Region (excluding mortgage costs and tax, but including void periods) was ₤2,475 per property per year. This compares to the national average total of...

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New Shops opening on Lord Street

FOLLOWING a very bad year for High Street Shops on Lord Street, in Southport, we are please to see some new shops springing up. The shops include fantastic new traditional fish and chip shop:- 'The King's Plaice' as well as a shop next door to it, called:- 'AK Aesthetics and Skin Care Ltd.' Plus others would have spotted a new seaside rock and ice-cream shop:- 'Bella's' who...

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Southport's HM Coastguard is recruiting volunteers to join the local Rescue Team

HM Coastguard Rescue Teams are made up entirely of specially trained and equipped volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officers who are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to a wide range of emergency incidents including:- persons in the water, technical rope rescue incidents, mud rescue incidents, Search and Rescue Helicopter...

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Fantoosh or Fantysheeny? People from Southport scored lowest in the UK when tested on the Oxford Dictionary's new words

FEELING fantoosh or fantysheeny? Is your vocabulary list in need of sprucing up or are your language skills fairly eeksie-peeksie? More than 650 new words and phrases have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, in March...

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of British men aged 18 to 34 don't know their testicular cancer risk

69% of men in the UK aged between 18 to 34 don't know that they are in the age group most at risk of getting testicular cancer, according to new research from leading global men's health charity, the Movember Foundation. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men with around 2,200 cases in the UK every year. The charity is now urging men in...

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Warning to Facebook Users

WE have been getting reports of people finding unknown "friends" on their friend lists. We have contacted Facebook for information as to how users have suddenly appeared on people's profiles. We will keep you posted, but we strongly suggest you check all your friend requests and your friend lists to see if there are any unusual activities. Also please do let us know the names of...

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Festival Watch Update - Sound City

LATEST update for Sound City, that runs from Friday, 3 May to Sunday, 5 May 2019, across the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool. Sound City is the UK's leading independent festival of emerging music, arts and discovery. The 2019 Sound City organisers are pleased to announce that they will have the following artists taking part:- Loyle Carner, Mabel, Shame, The Magic Gang, Louis...

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Woodvale Rally legacy meeting

ON 9 April 2019, at 7:30pm, VAMPhire.com will be acting as an intermediate between interested parties who would like to set up any legacy events, at a meeting, to be hosted at Sacrebleu Southport. This is an open meeting and it is a networking, fact finding meeting, with representatives from Woodvale Rally attending. It is for any event to gain an inheritance from Woodvale Rally. It is...

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SAT's revision? No way. Have fun with your kids this Easter

EDUCATION expert and former Teacher Oli Ryan says that Primary School children don't need revision or tuition. "As a former Primary School Teacher, I think it is entirely unnecessary and inappropriate to make children undertake revision for the SAT's children take in Year 2 and Year 6 of Primary School, even more so during the..."

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Paul Aitken's Next of Kin Appeal

MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing to the public to trace the family members of a man who passed away in the Liverpool area. Mr Paul Simon Aitken, 50 of Canterbury Way, Liverpool was sadly found deceased at his home address, on Tuesday, 2 April 2019. His death is not being treated as suspicious. Anyone that knows Mr Aitken or how we could get in touch with his family...

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Women in North West urged to take part in revolutionary breast cancer study

RESEARCHERS based at Wythenshawe Hospital are inviting a number of women from across the North West to be part of a new study that could help to revolutionise breast screening in the UK. The specialist team is urging women who have received an invite letter to come...

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Over a Admit Snooping on Partner to Check They Haven't Been Cheating

MORE than a ⅓ of suspicious Brits have turned detective on their partner to check they haven't been cheating by checking their mobile and Facebook. Snooping social media accounts, looking at a partner's WhatsApp and text messages on their phone or tablet and getting into their emails were the most popular forms of keeping tabs on their...

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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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