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2019-05-11
 

Southport Festival 2019 - Part 1

THE Festival is a collection of many of the events within the Town, billed as:- "an explosion of culture." Those attending can discover poetry, be captivated by literature, laugh out loud with comedy, immerse yourself in art or be moved by music. This annual 3 day event, uses...

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Poll shows overwhelming support in England for Deposit Return Scheme

THE CEO of the UK's leading marine conservation charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), has urged Michael...

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Pull on your oven gloves and raise money for Marie Curie

MARIE Curie and Mel Giedroyc are calling on the people of Southport to throw a Blooming Great Tea Party, in June 2019. When...

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Retailer creates up to 40 jobs with ₤800,000 investment

HOME Bargains have invested approximately ₤800,000 in its new store in St Helens, which officially opened on Saturday, 11 May 2019. Home Bargains is 1 of...

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New data reveals charitable habits of Merseyside residents

A new study of over 30,000 charity supporters has revealed Merseyside is among the most kind hearted counties in the UK. Data recently released...

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Williams BMW Liverpool International Tennis Tournament 2019 Launch Event

ON 9 May 2019, the Liverpool Hilton hosted the launch of The Williams BMW Liverpool International Tennis Tournament 2019, which will be taking place over 20 June to 23 June 2019. Attending were Simon Greening, Bill Addy, Alan Kennedy, Emma Carey along with...

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Plans in place for 2 victory parades should Liverpool Football Club wins the Premier League and/or the UEFA Champions League Final 2019

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IF Jurgen Klopp's team triumph in either competition, the City of Liverpool will formally invite the Club to hold a victory parade...

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Sefton Marks 2 Years of a Mayoral Combined Authority

MEMBERSHIP of the Combined Authority has brought tangible benefits for Sefton, says Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, as he marks the 2nd Anniversary...

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Can you help Liverpool get fit for the future?

Activation stations: Liverpool City Council and its partners want to get more children and young people up and active...!

CAN you help Liverpool get fit for the future?  That's the big question from Liverpool City Council and its partners who are looking for great projects linked to...

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Unconfirmed firearms discharge - South Road, Waterloo

ON Tuesday, 7 May 2019, a section of South Road, in Waterloo was cordoned off, following unconfirmed reports of a firearms discharge. We are told...

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Unlawfully fishing within Hesketh Park

READER Nick Anderson, who lives in Southport has alerted us to the fact people have been unlawfully fishing within Hesketh Park. Others have also reported this to us since we got his email. If you do not already...

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Universal Credit shortfall leaving low income households in parts of North West at risk of homelessness

WITH 12 out of the 15 most depressed Regions in England are within the North West, it's not a surprise that it is a hot topic locally and Universal Credit is often heard within conversations.  But did you know that according to...

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Midnight Mountain Trek for Maggie's Merseyside

A ragtag team from a local law firm and asbestos helpline are taking on the highest mountain, in Wales, in the dead of night, to raise money for cancer charity, Maggie's Merseyside. The 12 strong team from Birchall Blackburn Law and the National Asbestos Helpline...

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Lancashire Care receives National Go Award!

LANCASHIRE Care NHS Foundation Trust recently received an award at the prestigious National Go Awards 2019 that was held to celebrate innovations, initiatives and advancements...

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"Young people are being overwhelmed by exam pressure" claims Childline

THE children's help line, Childline, reveals thousands of young people have turned to them for support as they struggle to cope with the pressure of exam stress.  New figures from the NSPCC are revealed as children all over the country prepare for their exams, with Childline delivering 2,795 counselling sessions on exam stress in 2018/19; with around a 3rd taking place in April and May 2019.  Of these...

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The CBI President says the UK's Business rates system is entrenching Regional inequalities

REFORM to the business rates system cannot come soon enough for British business, John Allan, the CBI President, on Wednesday, 8 May 2019, addressed business leaders in central London. He argued that the system is now:- 'uneconomical, unsustainable, and frankly, unintelligible'. In his speech, Mr Allan decreed that the broken system, identifying 2 key reasons for serious reform: long gaps between revaluations...

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A night of 'Madness' is heading to Aintree Race Course

IT'S 'Madness' if you don't already know, that the Jockey Club Live and Aintree Race Course are about to host a of the music industry's best loved British bands.  In the last few years they have also delivered historic performances at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert and at the 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony, cementing them as 1 of the nation's most successful bands. The band 'Madness' is the 1st act for the Racecourse's...

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9 in 10 teachers within North West of England wish Schools were preparing students for more than just exams

A survey out this week shows parents, pupils and teachers across the North all agree there now needs to be a significant shift in the education system. As charity Big Change and the Innovation Unit release a new report on reimagining education; with Andreas Schleicher, Director of Education at the OECD, stating current education systems...

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500 homes in fuel poverty to benefit from central heating

AROUND 30,000 households within the City of Liverpool live in fuel poverty, meaning residents are unable to keep their homes heated at a reasonable cost, and almost 10,000 of these are without gas central heating. Liverpool City Council has been awarded a grant of ₤1.27 million from the Warm Homes Fund for first time gas central heating, which is being match funded by Warmer Energy Services, who will be responsible for the installation of...

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Brazilica Festival is returning for its 12th year

THE sound of samba will be heard across Liverpool this summer as one of the City’s cultural highlight events, Brazilica Festival, returns for its 12th year this July. 2019’s offering from Liverpool Carnival Company will feature a packed programme taking over Liverpool’s City streets, from...

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Sefton Youth Offending Team is "Good" in some areas, but requires "improvement."

THE team responsible for tackling youth crime in North Merseyside is delivering an inconsistent service, according to a new report. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of Sefton Youth Offending Team (YOT) in February 2019. Inspectors found staff and senior managers were committed to delivering high quality services, but more robust systems and processes are needed to support this...

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44% of Liverpool Watch Porn with Their Partners

THIS is not something we normally see in our press room in box, but a press release released by We-Vibe, a company who makes vibrators have produced a very interesting survey.  In the release the company said that Liverpool is experimenting with toys, porn and amorous activity outdoors following the results of an online survey, that ran between the 26 April to 30 April 2019, by Atomik Research.  We are told that the survey was responded to by among...

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