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2019-05-25
 

Southport and Liverpool are on the fast track this summer

MERSEYRAIL have announced that it is introducing its Sunday 15 minute Summer Service, running between Southport and Liverpool. Beginning on Sunday, 26 May 2019, services will become more frequent with trains every 15 minutes, rather than every 30, to match those running throughout the week until 22 September 2019...

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Cathedral goes global for River Festival

Gaia: The earth art installation opens to the public, on Saturday, 25 May 2019

THE UK's largest cathedral, the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, will be home to the Earth this weekend in preparation for Liverpool's popular River Festival. Gaia, a stunning 23ft replica of the Earth featuring accurate and detailed NASA imagery, will hang from the Anglican Cathedral's Well; and for 1 of the 1st times...

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"Thank you Mam" - says new Lord Mayor

A new Lord Mayor of Liverpool has been sworn in at the Liverpool Town Hall, on Wednesday, 22 May 2019. The Cllr Peter Brennan, who is new Lord Mayor, has announced that his tenure of 12 months in the Civic Office will be dedicated to his mother Margaret, who...
 

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Southport Flower Show is 'Chelsea of the North' says top horticulturist Christine Walkden

RENOWNED horticulturist Christine Walkden is to return to the Southport Flower Show to share her expertise with visitors to the 90th Anniversary Show.  The award winning TV and...

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The Museum of Liverpool ranked as the number 1 accessible visitor attraction in the UK

REVITALISE, a national charity, based in Southport, that creates revitalising holidays for disabled people and their carers, conducted a 2nd national report to understand the accessibility of the UK's visitor attractions. The Revitalise...

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Lancs park marking its 1st birthday wins praise from MP

A family's holiday park in Lancashire has been praised by its MP for bringing jobs and investment to the area, and for teaming up with other local businesses. Mark Menzies MP made his comments...

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School girls make generous donation to the Stroke Unit

SOUTHPORT School girls Miya Maclean and Nova Brookfield, students at Christ the King Catholic High School, recently made a generous donation to the Stroke Unit, at Southport...

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Marathon runner raises money for victims of crime after his own attack

A keen marathon runner from Southport will be taking part in the Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll ˝ Marathon to raise money for charity Victim Support...

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Book launch by a former Southport Minister

THE former Minister of Holy Trinity Church, Southport, is launching his latest book in June 2019. Canon Dr Rod Garner has not been idle since his retirement back in 2018, as evidenced by his latest book:- 'The Bright Evening Star...'

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Liverpool Bay Tidal Power Project is being revisited

TIDAL Energy or Tidal Power as it is so often called, is another form of hydro power. In this case Tidal Power utilises large amounts of energy within the tides to converts the energy obtained into electricity. Tides are more predictable than the wind and the Sun...

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Merseyrail puts on additional early morning trains for Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

MERSEYRAIL has confirmed that it will be putting on early morning trains for runners taking part in the Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. The race, which takes place over Saturday, 25 May and Sunday, 26 May 2019, sees thousands...

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Theresa May is stepping aside

AFTER 3 years as the Conservative Party's Leader, Britain's 2nd female Prime Minister, Theresa May, has announced that she will be stepping aside. After a...

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Help raise funds by taking part in this years:- 'Leg it for the Legion'

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ON Sunday 9 June 2019, from 10am, the Royal British Legion will be holding:- 'Leg it for the Legion' for Byng House, at Hesketh Park, Southport. All ages welcome to this family event, plus you could even bring your dog! The...

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Ahoy Ship Mates, it's Pirate Day!

ON Saturday 1 June 2019, from 2pm, the Ship and Anchor Pub, on Cable Street, (off Neville Street) in Southport Town Centre, will be holding a 'Pirate Day.'  The event is in aid of Southport Offshore Rescue Trust (SORT) or as it is better known, Southport Lifeboat, who...

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As Seen On Screen:- "Art and Cinema"

A new exhibition at Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery will explore the relationship between art and cinema, delving into the fascinating question of what inspires artists. As seen on screen...

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Midnight Mountain Trek for Maggie's Merseyside

A team from a local law firm and asbestos helpline raises a towering ₤1,222 for local cancer charity, Maggie's Merseyside by climbing the highest mountain in Wales in the dead of night. The 12 strong team from Birchall Blackburn Law and the National Asbestos Helpline started the trek up Mount

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Police appeal for witnesses following assault in Bootle

IT has been reported to us by Merseyside Police that a male, in his 20's had been assaulted by another man, on Stand Park Avenue, close to our Lady of Walsingham Social Club, shortly before 6pm. We are told that he had a sustained slash wound to the back and was taken taken to hospital for treatment of his serious injuries. Officers from Merseyside Police have said that they are looking for 4 male offenders, who are believed to have left the scene in a black Nissan X-Trail, that was reported to have been driven in the direction of Park Lane West, Bootle. Anyone with...

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Protecting vulnerable people in Polish communities event

POLICE Officers from Merseyside on Monday, 20 May 2019, met with partners to discuss the protection of vulnerable people within Polish communities in the UK. Representatives from a number of agencies including:- Liverpool City Council, the Polish Consulate, NHS and...

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'March for Men' is due to return to Liverpool

'MEN, we are with you.' This is the message from leading men's health charity, Prostate Cancer UK, as their 'March for Men' event returns to Liverpool for the 2nd time, in June 2019. Prostate Cancer UK this week...

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1st North Wales to Liverpool rail service in over 40 years has started

LIVERPOOL City Region's Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram, is celebrating the start of 1st North Wales to Liverpool rail service in over 40 years. Steve Rotheram has hailed the new opportunities for work and leisure that new services between Liverpool and...

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Food for Police Officers due to work LFC victory parade donated to Whitechapel Centre

Liverpool City Centre Inspector Geoff Stewart (left) and Russell Ainslie, Outreach Manager for the Whitechapel Centre.

FOOD for hundreds of Ploce Officers who would have Policed Liverpool's Premier League victory Parade, on Monday, 13 May 2019, was donated to the Whitechapel Centre, Liverpool. The 300 packed lunches, that included sandwiches and fruit, had been...

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Brits in the North West are 5 grand in debt before they worry

THE average Brit in the North West doesn't begin to worry about their debt until it hits ₤5,464, a study has found. The recent poll of 2,000 adults revealed that shockingly the average adult in the North West only considers themselves to be:- 'in debt' once they are in the red by almost ₤3,249. Despite this those in the North West only begin to see this debt as a serious concern, requiring action, when they owe more than ₤5,000. Further stats from the survey, commissioned by Salary Finance, revealed that 12% of those in the North West...

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'Art in the Park' and Plant Sale in Hesketh Park

THE Friends of Hesketh Park Will be host plant sale and a local club for local artists, the Ainsdale and Birkdale Art Club will be holding the group's 9th 'Art in Park' event on 2 June 2019, between 11am to 3pm. Also if you can help with the maintenance of the park...

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Police vehicle hits pedestrian on A59 Northway, Maghull

A serious road traffic collision took place on A59 Northway, Maghull on 19 May 2019, involving a Police vehicle and a pedestrian. The collision took place near the Alt Park Hotel Pub, at around 00:20. The pedestrian, a man in his 30's, was taken to Hospital and the Officer sustained no injuries. The incident has been referred to...

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Liverpudlians expect to marry and have children before earning a high wage

NEW research from CV Library, the UK's leading independent job board reveals that professionals in Liverpool expect to achieve key life events like getting married and having a child before earning a lucrative salary. The study, which surveyed 1,200 UK workers, found that 55% of young...

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