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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:-
2018-11-17
 


Marking the 100th Anniversary since Armistice Day and the end of World War 1
Photos and video by Patrick Trollope.

WORLD War 1 was meant to be the:- "War to end all wars" and affected nearly every corner of the World, between 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Over 30 nations took part in the 'Great War,' as it was known to those who took part in it. The majority joined on the side of the 'Allies,' including:- Britain, France, Serbia, Russia, Italy and the United States. They were opposed by Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire. When Britain and its Empire entered into the war, following the assassination of the heir to the Habsburg throne, it led to a truly global conflict, fought on a geographical...

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City commits to tackling obesity and heart disease

LIVERPOOL is signing up to plans to cut obesity and heart disease. 66% of people in the City are overweight or obese, and 33% of children do not have a healthy weight. Now Liverpool City Council and Liverpool CCG are signing up to the Local Government Declaration on...

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Grandchildren inspire Wirral writer to pen new picture book

A Wirral grandmother has been inspired to write a new book based on the real life adventures of her grandchildren. From unicorns and fairies to leprechauns and princesses, Lynn Robinson...

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Steve Rotheram Names Award Winning Architect as Liverpool City Region Design Champion

STEVE Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, has announce the appointment of Stirling Prize winning architect...

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Partnership set to transform lives

PEOPLE from Merseyside are benefiting from a unique partnership scheme that could see those involved secure permanent employment or an apprenticeship. Thanks to close collaborative working between Hugh Baird College, the Merseyside Youth Association and a number...

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Triathlete Michael raises ₤690 for children with diabetes

CHAMPION fundraiser Michael Barlow raised ₤690 for the Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals' paediatric diabetes charity. Michael, 38, took part in the Chester Triathlon in...

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Exceptional School attendance rewarded

A 6th Form pupil who has never missed a day of School is among those presented with awards for exceptional attendance at Liverpool Town Hall. Part funded by the Families Programme, but organised by Liverpool Learning Partnership and School Improvement Liverpool...

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Ambulance Service wins double gold at CIPR awards

CELEBRATIONS all round for North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) as their communications team was presented with 2 gold awards at the:- 'CIPR PRide Awards 2018' for their...

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Help Us Help You this winter by taking a look at our animation

NORTH West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has released a short animation to help people decide when to visit a Walk In Centre. Due to the added pressures that winter places on the NHS, it's vital that people choose the right service to meet their treatment needs...

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Danny Boyle 'Pages of the Sea' on Formby Beach

IN addition to the many services at local war memorials, in local churches and other gatherings, there was a special and very evocative Armistige extra to commemorate this, the 100th Anniversary of the ending of World War 1 when, as part of a nationwide event:- 'Pages of the Sea,' 32 British beaches were chosen by film maker, Danny Boyle for his concept to say Thank You and Goodbye to all...

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Former War Hospital pays its respects to soldiers with WW1 Remembrance Service

STAFF, Governors and volunteers from North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust joined in a short service, at Hollins Park Hospital, in Winwick, on Monday, 12 November, to...

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St Teresa's Super Sports Days!

ST Teresa's, Southport, Year 2 children spent a thoroughly enjoyable day at Rock and River, in Ormskirk, taking part in Archery, climbing and den building activities. All of the children joined in enthusiastically and challenged themselves with...

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New Specialist Community Perinatal Mental Health Service for mums in Lancashire and South Cumbria

LANCASHIRE Care NHS Foundation Trust is launching a brand new, specialist Community Perinatal Mental Health...

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Hospice chosen as national charity for faithful Order

Pictured (l-r): The Order’s Grand Prior, Anthony Dickinson, presents a cheque to Mike Parr, Chief Executive of St. Joseph’s Hospice in Thornton.

1 of the oldest Orders of Christian chivalry, The Order of St Lazarus, has chosen St. Joseph's Hospice, in Merseyside, as its new national charity. The Order has...

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Sefton community urged to get involved in the A5036 consultation

HIGHWAYS England is urging residents across Sefton to get involved in the statutory consultation on the future of the A5036 after the High Court upheld the company’s approach to developing options for a...

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Rebecca Ferguson shows her support for children's charity

REBECCA Ferguson has given her support to a new children's charity on 16 November 2018, at the Hilton Hotel, Liverpool, where she spent the afternoon talking with...

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WARNING - Very worrying hacking email doing the rounds again...

WE have been alerted to an email that is still going around UK inboxes, this email targets people with a threat to expose their image and what they have been viewing to email contacts. This email...

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Students attend hard hitting Real Men Don't Carry Knives event

ON Monday, 5 November 2018, Hugh Baird College students attended a hard hitting event aimed at reducing knife crime in Liverpool and educating students on the risks associated with carrying knives.  As part of the...

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HMRC warns of tax scams targeting University students

UNIVERSITY students are being targeted by scammers with fake tax refunds in an effort to steal money and personal details, warns HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).  The scammers are using seemingly legitimate University email addresses...

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Christmas is officially underway in Liverpool
Photographs by Activate Digital.

THE festive season is now officially underway in Liverpool following one giant spectacular street party.  More than 350 performers, choirs and pantomime characters took to the streets of Liverpool ONE to ensure Christmas 2018 started...

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Readers Photos:- "Astrid performs at Liverpool ONE's Xmas Light Switch-On 2018"

THESE 3 photos have been sent to us via proud Mum Amanda has sent us these 2 photographs of Astrid, from Southport performing at Liverpool ONE's Christmas Lights Switch-On, that...

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Watch Southport BID's 60ft LED Conical Christmas Tree getting built up

ON 13 November 2018, The Festive Decorators UK and Ximenez Group, started putting up the highlight attraction of the Southport Christmas Lights Switch On 2018, the Lord Street Christmas Tree. This years is...

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Low cost community funerals introduced

LIVERPOOL City Council has partnered with 3 funeral Directors to offer a new low cost service. It has been introduced due to increasing numbers of people struggling with the cost of organising a dignified send off for loved ones. Over the last couple of years there has been an increase in the cost of funerals and the amount of families requiring assistance, and Liverpool...

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Tis' the season to be tidy

CHRISTMAS is on its way and so are changes to the bin collection service. Residents are reminded that there will be amendments to bin collections over Christmas, beginning Monday, 3 December 2018, until Monday, 14 January 2019, when normal collections will resume...

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Readers Photos:- "Danny Boyle 'Pages of the Sea' on Formby Beach"
Photographs by Vivienne Hilbert.

THESE photos were taken at Formby Point by Vivienne Hilbert, at the 'Pages of the Sea' event. She told us that:- "This was a very poignant reminder of..."

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Businesses urged to claim ₤2500 voucher for broadband boost

BUSINESSES around the UK are being urged to make use of a ₤2500 voucher for gigabit broadband speeds before the scheme closes due to high demand. The Government's Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme has already helped more than 7000 UK businesses and surrounding homes, who have used the vouchers to contribute to, and in many cases fully fund, the installation cost of a full fibre gigabit capable connection. The ₤67 million scheme was initially expected to run until...

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Praise is heaped on to local MP by UK's largest construction body

THE Sefton Central MP, Bill Esterson, has recently met the Specialist Engineering Contractors' (SEC) Group in his capacity as member of the Labour Party's Shadow Business Team. SEC Group represents the largest sector (by value) in the UK construction industry. The specialist engineering sector comprises 60,000 firms with the overwhelming majority being small firms.Following the meeting, the MP received fulsome praise from Professor Rudi Klein, SEC Group’s CEO:- "Bill has had a..."

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People in the North West drugging themselves to sleep

TIRED people in the North West say they are medicating themselves to sleep; and over a quarter say they have had to see their doctor about the problem. 41% of people in the Region say they have used medication or alcohol to get to sleep. 7% of those surveyed said they had taken antidepressants, according to a survey for Gravity Blankets by Atomik Research. A further 7% say they have taken narcotics such as codeine, morphine or other opiate painkillers to get to sleep while 14% have...

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Road Crash Victims Remembered

A special service to remember those who have died or been injured on our roads will be held in Liverpool this week. RoadPeace has organised the remembrance service, in the concert room of St George's Hall, part of the charity's World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.  It takes place at 1.30pm, on Sunday, 18 November 2018, following which guests will be invited to the memorial for crash victims in neighbouring St John's Gardens, where 5 doves will be released, to mark the 5 people who are killed each day on our Country's roads...

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New crash map reveals the North West's riskiest roads

A new interactive:- 'Dangerous Roads Map' from motor insurer Ageas, using analysis from the:- 'Road Safety Foundation (RSF),' has revealed Britain's riskiest roads. The A682 between Barrowford and the junction with the A65 was rated as the highest risk road in North West England. You can explore the riskiest roads in your area using Ageas' interactive map. The Region also includes 1 of the overall top 10 highest risk road; the A6 Between the junction with the A589 in Lancaster and junction...

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Workers in the North West spend 199 hours a year on their work commute

GETTING to and from work in the North West now takes 4 minutes longer each day than a decade ago, according to new analysis published by the TUC to mark the annual Commute Smart Week organised by Work Wise UK.

Rail commutes take longest:-

Across the UK, rail commuters face the longest journeys, taking an average of 2 hours and 11 minutes every day; an increase of 4 minutes on the last decade...

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77% of carers for people with diabetes experience emotional or mental health problems

RESEARCH from Diabetes UK has found that; alongside those living with the condition; parents and carers of children and adults with diabetes experience emotional or mental health problems. The online survey showed that 77% of respondents said that they sometimes or often feel down because of their family member's diabetes. 33% of carers also wanted their family member to see more of a diabetes specialist Nurse (DSN), while 11% wanted a trained counsellor or...

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Drivers urged to be 'Bike Smart'

ANALYSIS by Brake, the road safety charity, has found that in the North West more than a (37%, a total of 1,026) of all deaths and serious injuries on the roads was a bike rider. Bike riders' safety is being highlighted as part of national:- 'Road Safety Week' that runs from 19 November to 25 November 2018, coordinated annually by Brake with the 2018 theme:- 'Bike Smart.' Brake is calling for drivers to be 'Bike Smart' by slowing down, taking care to look properly at junctions and doing the...

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Nurses and healthcare workers steer their children away from career in health

A of healthcare workers say they would urge their children not to follow a career in medicine; threatening a further staffing crisis for the NHS in the future. 32% of health staff surveyed said they would not encourage their children to join the profession; compared to just19% of the general public in the North West who would steer their kids away from a career in health. Low pay, uncaring bosses and long hours were all cited by health workers as being the...

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