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2019-01-19
 

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, opens ₤27m Edge Hill University facility

EDGE Hill University's now building, known as the:- 'Catalyst,' as a new ₤27m home for the library, careers and student services functions was officially opened, on Friday, 18 January 2019, by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.  Despite the snow falling outside, Her Royal Highness toured the state of the art building and met with students, staff and alumni as well as key people involved in the...

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City to develop master plan for Baltic Triangle

LIVERPOOL City Council has appointed an award winning team of urban designers and planners to create a new master plan for 1 of the UK's creative hot spots. LDA Design, who led the master planning for the regeneration of London's Olympic Park, is to draft a Spatial Regeneration...

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Liverpool's 'Dock Road' to reopen as key works are completed

A 2 week closure of part of Liverpool's historic "Dock Road" will end this Sunday, 20 January 2019, as key works complete.  Cadent, which manages the North West's gas network, have undertaken essential repairs to the metallic main under Waterloo...

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Jayne's on her bike!

Photo - Liverpool City Council's new Cycling and Walking Officer Jayne Rodgers at Princes Park.

JAYNE Rodgers is on a mission… And that mission is to get more people in Liverpool geared up to the tandem benefits of 2 wheeled transport and the City's great open spaces. If you're looking to become more active in 2019 then Jayne, who is Liverpool City Council's newly Cycling...

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A year of safety 1st for Liverpool's Taxi passengers and drivers

City Council Officers took action against more than 1,700 Taxi and Private Hire drivers over 2018, in a move to enforce licensing laws and ensure public safety. Licensing Teams worked alongside...

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A year of safety 1st for Liverpool's Taxi passengers and drivers

City Council Officers took action against more than 1,700 Taxi and Private Hire drivers over 2018, in a move to enforce licensing laws and ensure public safety. Licensing Teams worked alongside...

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Liverpool momentum builds as Maersk and MSC commit to permanent US service

THE 2M shipping line alliance has confirmed that Liverpool will become a permanent call on its TA4 service connecting Europe with several US ports. The move follows the introduction of a...

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Mersey Ferry set to continue to 'dazzle' into the future as special design is extended

Photo - Liverbuildings with the Mersey Ferry that is set to continue to 'dazzle' into the future as special design is extended...

THE eye catching dazzle design on the Mersey Ferry Snowdrop is set to be retained, extending the life of Sir Peter Blake's Everybody Razzle Dazzle artwork. The Snowdrop was due to be returned to her original paintwork in the...

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Liverpool… A City for all ages!

Photo - Motion Carried -- Councillor Jeremy Wolfson, Mayoral Lead for Older People (South) is joined by representatives from the Dementia Action Alliance's Transport Group, including Pat Broster and Tommy Dunne and Liverpool City Councillors at this week's full Council meeting where the motion on Age Friendly Liverpool was debated.

COMMUNITY leaders within Liverpool have pledged to make it as easy as possible for people living with dementia to make the most of City Council services. A special motion agreed by the City's Full Council reaffirmed the Council's commitment towards making Liverpool an:- 'inclusive and accessible dementia..."

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PCC asks public's views on Police funding and plans to recruit 40 new Officers

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is asking local people if they would be willing to pay a little extra through the Police precept, which is collected alongside the Council Tax, to help protect 100 Police Officer jobs and recruit 40 new Officers. The public consultation launched by Jane Kennedy follows the budget announcement in December where the Government said local Council precept payers must pay more to avoid further cuts in Police jobs. The increase equates to approximately 31p a week or ₤16 a year for a Band A household, the lowest Council...

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Full house for families in need

PEOPLE and families in crisis in Liverpool are getting extra help to improve their living standards through special emergency furniture packages. Each year the City Council supports more than 3,000 people and low income families each year who are struggling to furnish their homes...

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Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region Announces 2019/20 Priorities and Budget Proposals

STEVE Rotheram, Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region, has unveiled his key priorities and budget proposals for Liverpool...

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"Join the Daves" and become a volunteer lock keeper

'JOIN the Daves' urges national waterways and wellbeing charity, the Canal and River Trust, as it launches a new campaign to recruit more volunteers to take on the iconic role of lock keeper on some of Merseyside's canals.  'Dave' is the most common...

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Letters to the Editor:- "Looking for new members to our folk club."

"I would like to tell you about our new folk club. We meet on Tuesday afternoons, 2pm to 4pm, at Anchor Court, Saxon Road, Birkdale, Merseyside, PR8 2TP. We are retired, and..."

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Celebrations for Chinese New Year are going to be 'Pig!'

A 3 day celebration welcoming Chinese New Year will take place to mark the 20th anniversary of Liverpool's twinning with Shanghai. The City's Year of the Pig festivities will start on Friday, 8 February 2019, with a focus on the Chinese Arch, which was gifted to the City by Shanghai 20 years...

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Giants Genius Receives Top City Honour

ON Thursday, 17 January 2018, Jean Luc Courcoult; the man behind the 3 unforgettable Giant Spectaculars received the highest accolade Liverpool can bestow. The creative director who wowed..

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Peel Ports to invest ₤300K in apprentice training

PEEL Ports is to invest around ₤300,000 via the apprenticeship levy to train around 100 existing staff. The new intake marks a 5 fold increase in staff being put through vocational education, with 19 employees being trained in 2018.  The training will cover subjects from leadership...

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What happens after death?

A world leading forensic science expert will give rare insight at free UCLan public event  Fans of TV programmes such as Silent Witness, Bones and CSI can discover the real life science behind what happens to...

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The Law Society appoints new Chief Assessor of Clinical Negligence Panel

THE Law Society has appointed a top medical negligence solicitor from leading Southport firm, Fletchers Solicitors, as Chief Assessor of its clinical negligence specialist panel.  Trevor Ward has taken up the post, after being an Assessor of the panel since its inception. As Chief Assessor, he will be responsible for working with the Law Society to administer its 'Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme.' oversee the application process and ensure it is up to date.  Trevor has more than 30 years' experience in the legal sector, specialising in...

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Are you 16 to 25? Take a look at this recruiting notice...

THIS is a free course for people aged 16 to 25, who are not currently employed or in full time education.  If you're not sure of what to do next, then Blackpool Prince's Trust Team Programme could be for you. You'll receive an incentive of up to ₤200 upon completion. FREE bus travel....For more information about how to apply and what it is all about, go....

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Andy Burnham's 'Bed Every Night' shelter in Manchester closes fewer than 3 months after opening

ANDY Burnham's flagship 'A Bed Every Night' shelter has permanently closed fewer than 3 months after opening.   The news comes just 48 hours after Manchester Council approved spending ₤1.2m on fountains; enough to house every single rough sleeper in Manchester for a year, along with a hot meal, warm shower and access to a support worker.  The homeless shelter in Ardwick launched with a huge organised press launch...

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Feeling down? Local opticians in Southport and Formby reveal the big health reason why you shouldn't hold back the tears

MONDAY, 21 January, also known as Blue Monday is officially the most depressing day of the year; the dark days and cold temperatures are enough to make anyone feel down. But rather than keep your feelings bottled up, Specsavers, in both Southport and Formby, are urging residents not to hold back their tears on 'Blue Monday,' as not only does a good cry offer a relief of emotion, but it can do wonders for your eye..

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Letter To Editor:- "Please help my sponsored haircut..."
Photo with thanks to VAMPHire.com.

"MY name is Rose Marshall and I live and work in Southport. The reason I have contacted Southport Reporter is that their are millions of people in the world, but for some, cancer is a major factor within their lives. Often they do not like to talk about it and for some they also suffer the traumatic experience of loosing hair, due to cancer treatment and other illnesses. I can't imagine..."

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25% of people admit to giving up a hobby having 'NEVER' used any of the items or accessories they purchased

WORK commitments, busy family life and lack of motivation are just some of the reasons we don't stick with interests for longer. Further to this, 25% admitted they have tendency to splash out hundreds of pounds on hobbies such as cycling and playing musical instruments only to give them up them after a short period. In fact, 23% of people in the North West has given a hobby the heave ho having never used any of the items or accessories they purchased. Commissioned by the British...

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Southport helps to feed record breaking number of rescue pets at Christmas

SOUTHPORT is officially mad about pets, after colleagues in Pets At Home raised a staggering ₤7,037 for the Support Adoption For Pets annual 'Santa Paws' appeal. Since the fundraiser launched, on 23 November 2018, staff and customers in Pets At Home Southport raised enough money to provide nearly 14,000 dinners for the Greyhound Trust Lancashire. In the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas, customers shopping in Pets At Home Southport were given the opportunity to donate 50p...

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Unprecedented investment in children's social care in Liverpool

AN additional 160 staff are to be recruited by Liverpool City Council to cut the caseload of children's social workers by up to ˝. An extra ₤7.7 million is to be invested as part of a wide ranging restructure designed to improve support and enable staff to spend more time with young people and families, enabling them to develop meaningful relationships. A report to the Council's Cabinet, on Friday, 25 January 2019, is recommending a restructure which will see an increase in the number of full time posts from 313 to 473.  They will include:- 115 social workers

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Has the NHS long term plan missed out the less survivable cancers such a pancreatic cancer?

THE NHS long term plan was announced last week, which explains how the healthcare service will develop over the next 10 years. Cancer is mentioned as 1 of the focus areas of the long term plan. However, there is a lack of focus on cancers like pancreatic cancer which currently cannot be screened for and are less survivable...

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