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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:-
2018-11-24
 


Southport Xmas Lights Big Switch On sees record crowds attend

SOUTHPORT'S Big Switch On is reported to have brought in over 9,000 people into the seaside report's Town Centre, on Sunday, 18 November 2018. The 2018 event was the opening of the festive season for the Town, that will see an ice skating rink and other attractions popping up around the centrepiece attraction, a 60ft LED modern frame 'tree.' This 'tree' is 1 of the biggest...

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Liverpool Vision functions to transfer to City Council

LIVERPOOL'S Economic Development Company is to relocate to work closely with the City Council. As part of an ongoing drive to better deliver priorities set out in the City's new Inclusive Growth Plan, the Mayor has decided to transfer...

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Council champs co-ordinate charity collections

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson with 2 of the Council's charity champions Caroline O'Neill and Christie Cardwell

LIVERPOOL City Council Offices and buildings have become food collection points as part of a campaign to support vulnerable people over the festive period. Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, has launched a fresh appeal to support the City's foodbanks, which will be facing...

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Have a heart and save lives in your community

HAVE you got the heart to raise awareness of atrial fibrillation in your community? The Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast, is appealing for volunteers to become AF Ambassadors in Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire...

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France and Britain shares the finals honours on the Wirral

MORE than 300 matches have been played over 2 weeks, at the Tennis Europe, ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit Finals, that ran from 29 October 2018 to 4 November 2018, at the Wirral Indoor Tennis Centre. Participants come from more...

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KIND Christmas Appeal 2018 needs your help

SINCE 1975 KIND has made Christmas a happier and less stressful time for tens of thousands of disadvantaged...

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Sole traders and business, warning issued about Fake HMRC Tax Emails being sent out

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THIS is 1 of the latest spoof or imitation emails being sent to small and large businesses this week. Fake emails like this get sent out all the time claiming to be a well known company...

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New film urges victims to consider restorative justice to get answers

A powerful new film of one woman's journey to get answers from her childhood abuser has been released to encourage other victims of crime to consider using restorative justice to help them recover and move forward with their lives. Louise Gilbert, 39, has spoken out about her experiences to increase awareness...

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Celebration of Kindness Week 2018!

FORMBY'S Trinity St Peter's C.E. Primary School, have recently run held a 'Celebration of Kindness Week' and have managed to raise an incredible ₤936.05! What a fantastic achievement!  The week of celebrations kickstarted with the debut of the new School music video, that reminding us to:- "Laugh more and worry less." Principal Mrs Deborah Pringle...

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GMB Members to strike at Cammell Laird Shipyard in Birkenhead over job cuts

IF the decision to slash hundreds of jobs is not reversed it will lead to untold hardship for workers and their families...

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Liverpool author to host storytelling event

LIVERPOOL scientist turned author Jennifer Jones is inviting parents and their children to attend the official launch of her new book next month. The former lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University will be hosting an event at...

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Care at Night, Pay Us Right!

SUPPORT workers, service users' families and Councillors were refused the opportunity to submit a petition signed by over 13,000 people at the Alternative Futures Group (AFG) Headquarters, in Prescot, on Wednesday, 21 November 2018.  The petition calls for AFG not to go through with their controversial plan to...

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Pampering and fizz on the menu for Ladies Night at Dobbies Southport

Dobbies prepares to host Ladies Night on 29 November

PRESENT list starting to spiral out of control? Worried when to book in those essential beauty treatments before the office party? Fear not, Dobbies' festive Ladies Night is back with a bang for 2018. With fizz and canapés...

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OSSME 20th Birthday Highlights Needs of Autistic Children in Liverpool

OSSME, a specialist autism service which supports children and young people in Merseyside and Cheshire, celebrated its 20 year Anniversary, alongside autistic people, families, professionals and...

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New inquiry into sexual violence on Merseyside launched

A new inquiry which aims to uncover the true picture of sexual violence across Merseyside has been commissioned by the Deputy Police Commissioner and...

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A Level Students Win Gold Crest Awards

DURING this year's summer holidays, Katie Byrne, Jessica Lam and Shannon Cain, students from Hugh Baird College's South Sefton Campus completed a 4 week Nuffield Research placement and have each received a...

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A Level Fine Art Students take a trip to Tate

ON Wednesday, 17 October 2018, A Level Fine Art students from the College's South Sefton Campus further enhanced their studies as they took a trip to explore art collections at the Walker, Open Eye and Tate Art Gallery.  Having soaked up the array of skills and techniques on display at the different exhibitions, the...

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'Outstanding' Liverpool diabetes service lands 5th award

IT'S high fives all round for a Liverpool diabetes service celebrating its 5th prestigious accolade this year for raising awareness of complications associated with the condition.  The team, made up of nurses, consultants, dieticians...

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Landlord fined for misleading City Council and not having licence

A Liverpool landlord has been hit with a total bill of over ₤4,000 after pleading guilty to managing a rented property without a compulsory licence and failing to install smoke alarms. At Liverpool Magistrates Court, on...

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Sovini Trade Supplies partners with SYMPHONY Electric Vehicles to support the company's 0 emission deliveries

MERSEYSIDE Builders' Merchants Sovini Trade Supplies have partnered with SYMPHONY Electric Vehicles as part of their sustainable transport scheme following a successful bid to install Electric Charging Points at their Aintree depot.  The 2...

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People urged to get themselves tested for HIV

WITH National HIV testing week underway, people in Liverpool are being encouraged to get themselves tested. It is recommended that you test at least once a year, but more often if you have sex without a condom, or sex with more than 1 partner. HIV is a virus most commonly caught by having sex without a condom. Currently there are 650 people in the City living with HIV infection. Approximately 50 Liverpool residents are newly diagnosed each year. It is estimated that up to 115 people living locally have the virus, but aren't aware. If...

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Birtenshaw opens the door

IT'S been hailed as 1 of the best Schools in the country for children with special educational needs…  It has a range of state of the art facilities for both students and the local community to enjoy… And it's the latest School to open as part of Liverpool City Council's ₤180m School investment programme.  Birtenshaw School, Fazakerley, has been officially opened by Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, on Friday, 23 November 2018. The ₤5m School, on the site of the former Dyson...

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Formby gets ready for the 2018 Christmas Lights Switch On...

THE Formby Christmas Lights are being Switched On! This takes place on Sunday, 25 November 2018. The yearly event will see the Village Centre buzzing with entertainment, stalls and funfair rides, even a steam train will be there... Plus, we can confirm that...

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Plaques commemorate women's right to vote

PLAQUES have been unveiled on Wednesday, 21 November 2018, commemorating 100 years since women were granted the right to vote. They are being unveiled at Liverpool Town Hall and Blackburne House to recognise the part played by women on Merseyside in bringing about female suffrage.  Both the Town Hall and Blackburne House plaques include a quote written by pupils from Liverpool Schools' Parliament:- "A vote is not a cross in a box. It is a tool to empower a population and change lives. May the ideals of these women live on." Plus the Town Hall plaque also...

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Parents in the North West to spend ₤123.05 on presents per child this Christmas

GENEROUS residents of the North West are set to embark on a festive spending bonanza over the next 6 weeks, according to figures released. The findings released by VoucherCodes.co.uk, the leading savings site, show that Brits are set to spend ₤203.98m more on children's Christmas presents than their parents did a generation ago, considering inflation. The survey of over 2,000 people across the country discovered that the average parent in the North West will...

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₤500,000 fund launched to celebrate Windrush Generation throughout the year

THOUSANDS of communities across the country will have the opportunity to bid for a share of ₤500,000 of new funding to hold their own local events to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush Generation on Windrush Day and throughout the year.  The fund, which launched on 22 November 2018, will provide money to local Councils, charities and community organisations seeking to hold commemorative and educational events to mark the arrival of the...

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Over 10,500 people in the North West are now homeless

SHELTER launches urgent appeal after new report reveals depth of homelessness crisis. Brand new analysis from Shelter reveals that 10,665 people are recorded as homeless in the North West. This figure lays bare the true scale of the Region's worsening housing crisis, despite repeated Government pledges to tackle the problem.  In 2017, the overall number increased by more than 1,000 people. To identify where the problem is most acute in the North West, the charity mapped the...

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Official launch of a new housing development in Liverpool

A new ₤6.1m housing development in Wavertree, designed for customers looking to rent in Liverpool, launched with a sod cutting ceremony to mark the official start of construction work on site. Nuvu Wavertree is a 48-home development which is being developed by Your Housing Group, 1 of the largest housing providers in the UK, with more than 28,000 homes across North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands, in partnership with MCI Developments. Steve Fensom, chief operating Officer at Your Housing Group, Councillor...

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Cuts to School Support Staff could leave vulnerable children in the North West at risk

SCHOOL Support Staff regularly go home worried about pupils' welfare, safety and emotional state after discussing issues such as grooming, gangs, domestic violence, bullying, loneliness, and sexual abuse with them, according to a survey released by UNISON. The research suggests that across the North West 25% of School Support Staff involved in children's welfare go home worried every day having spoken to pupils about the issues that trouble them both inside and outside of School. 88% of Support Staff told...

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Mersey Care FT highly commended in Community or Primary Care Services Redesign category at 2018 HSJ Awards

ON 21 November 2018, the awards ceremony for the HSJ Awards 2018 was held at the Intercontinental London, The O2 where Mersey Care FT was highly commended in the Community or Primary Care Services Redesign; North/Midlands/East category in recognition for their Personality Disorder Hub project. The HSJ Awards are the world's largest healthcare awards programme featuring 1,500 entrants...

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Minister calls on businesses in the North West to reveal how many disabled staff they employ

THE Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton urges large employers to build more inclusive workforces as 10,000 businesses sign up to the Disability Confident Scheme; including 1,290 in the North West.  Large companies should reveal the numbers of disabled people they employ, the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Sarah Newton urged this week as part of a drive to build a more inclusive society.  With around a 5th of the working age population...

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241 jobs to go at Ellesmere Port Vauxhall

ON 24 November 2018, car giant Vauxhall on Merseyside employs workers from across a wide North West Region spanning North Wales to Lancashire, but it faces falling sales and relatively high manufacturing costs at the Ellesmere Port plant, which builds the Astra. Vauxhall, which was taken over by the French company PSA Group in 2017, and has already suffered from 3 previous rounds of job cuts in recent years, but it has now been announced that another 241 job losses at the company's Ellesmere Port. The company said it aimed to achieve the cuts in through voluntary...

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