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2019-06-08
 

Local businesses vote 'yes' to renew Southport BID

ON the 4 June 2019, Southport BID announced that the investment it brings to Southport and the work that it does in the Town will continue for another 5 years. This news comes as a result of local businesses voting:- 'yes' for the continuation of Southport BID (Business Improvement District) for...

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Liverpool City Region finally on the HS2 map!

THE Liverpool City Region is finally on the HS2 map with the publication of detailed plans for the HS2 Phase 2b route, North of Birmingham. For the 1st time, official HS2 maps show the specific locations for junctions to connect Liverpool and...

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Tommy Fleetwood, international golf star, launches his own Golf Academy, on England's Golf Coast

Photo from left to right - Norman Marshall (Head Pro at the TFA), Tommy Fleetwood and Mark Williams (Golf Manager & Head Professional at Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa). Credit: Getty Images

TOMMY Fleetwood, who is a 4 time winner on the European Tour and 2017 Race to Dubai Champion, launched his inaugural Golf Academy at Formby...

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O'Leary's Bar watching the UEFA Champions League Cup Final

AS we where in Southport we popped into O'Leary's Bar, 1 June 2019, Southport, Merseyside, to get a few photos of fans watching the Tottenham v Liverpool match, in the Wanda Metropolitano...

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North West park goers invited to nominate their favourite green spaces

DO you think that your local park, playground or playing field is the best in the country? Here's your chance to prove it. UK wide green space charity, Fields in Trust...

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Cooking up a great event for carers

Liverpool's carers are being asked to “rise” to the occasion next Thursday, 13 June, as part of the annual Carers Week event.

THE Local Solutions organised event is hosting a cake competition for the 1st time and bakers who enter a cake will have their efforts judged by Liverpool's own Great British Bake Off contestant Flo Atkins...

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Southport based International Tennis Player, Sam to give talk at Write Blend

TENNIS Player and author Samuel Porreh Jalloh will be holding a public Book Signing at the Write Blend Book and Coffee Shop, in Waterloo, just next to the...

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Consultation to begin on creating:- "world class business district"

Vision: Public consultation on future development of Liverpool's Commercial Business District (CBD) to begin in mid-June

LIVERPOOL City Council has been given the green light to consult with the public on a new vision to transform Liverpool's historic commercial district into a:- "world class business location." A vision document on the area, which covers 40 acres of Liverpool City Centre, will go...

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Exclusive look inside Liverpool's 1st specialist Cancer Hospital

MERSEYSIDE has received its 1st glimpse of the new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool City Centre as it's revealed that the state of the art facility will...

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Our photos from the UEFA Champions League Parade

IT was an amazing to see the tens of thousands of Liverpool Football Club fans lining the City's streets to watch the UEFA Champions League Winners come past, on Sunday 2 June 2019. Sadly the wind played havoc to the media, with the viewing...

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Edge Hill's Fastrack to success celebrates milestone birthday

THIS month sees the:- 'coming of age' of Edge Hill's Fastrack programme, an intensive course designed to provide the skills to prepare participants for degree study at the University. Over the last 21 years approximately 3,000 adults who would not otherwise have had the opportunity to study at University have completed...

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Jessica Page has entered into the internationally renowned Miss Universe pageant

23 year old, Jessica Page, from Childwall, Liverpool, is in the running to represent Great Britain, at the internationally renowned Miss Universe pageant. Jess works full time as a Field Sales Executive on a graduate scheme for the FTSE 100 company, Just Eat, after graduating with a marketing degree from The University...

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Council welcomes Liverpool Community Health inquiry

LIVERPOOL City Council has welcomed the announcement by the Government of an independent inquiry into Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust (LCH). It will look at significant incidents between 2010 and 2014, drawing upon fresh evidence identified by...

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Official opening of Saughall Massie Community Fire Station

Firefighters from Saughall Massie's White Watch are introduced to Wirral's mayor and mayoress by Chief Fire Officer Phil Garrigan Firefighters from White Watch gave a demonstration of the fire station's collapsible tower – the only one in the UK.

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service's newest Fire Station was officially opened this week by Mayor of Wirral, Cllr Tony Smith. The doors of Saughall...

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Nominate your Hospital People's Health Hero

DO you know a member of staff working at our hospitals who deserves special recognition?

MEMBERS of the public are being invited to nominate a member of staff at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust for a honour in the 11th Annual Time to Shine staff awards. Silas Nicholls...

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ROX gets set to score in Liverpool

LUXURY UK jewellery brand ROX has announced it is opening its 1st boutique, within Liverpool, investing ₤1 million to create a new 1,600 sq ft jewellery boutique generating 10 new jobs for the City. ROX, founded in 2002 by entrepreneurs Grant Mitchell and Kyron Keogh, is one of the UK's most exciting independent jewellery retailers and currently has stores in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Leeds and Newcastle. The new store, located at Peter's Lane, in Liverpool One...

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The easy and simple test you can do to check for diabetes

DIABETES is a serious condition which can damage the heart, kidneys, eyes and feet if left untreated. Often, people with diabetes don't get any symptoms which means it can take up to...

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Liverpool set to salute its Armed Forces

The band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines will return to the City on Armed Forces Day 2019

ATTENTION!!! Liverpool is preparing to salute its Armed Forces community in style this year as it launches its best ever Armed Forces Week... Not only will civic buildings be lit up red, white and blue from 24 June to 30 June 2019, Liverpool City...

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Does anyone in the North West actually say... 'welt?'

DO you go to buy new 'breeks' and 'trabs?' Or do you just get some trousers and trainers? Travel specialist:- 'Stay in Devon' is stoking the flames of British Regional identities, by encouraging people from the North West to debate commonly used words from the Region's dialects with those from elsewhere in Britain.  The company hopes to bring out people's home Town loyalties by encouraging them to openly agree or disagree with its own definitions. It has created a Local Dialect Translator, which gives...

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Ship and Anchor's Pirate Day
Photos by Patrick Trollope.

AS Liverpool held its Mersey River Festival, the Ship and Anchor, up the road, in Southport, was holding a:- "Pirate Day" in aid of Southport Lifeboat. The event was held on 1 June 2019, and was extremely well attended.  This largely...

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Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Part 2

THE Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series ran over  25 May to 26 May 2019 in Liverpool's City Centre.  The event was a huge success and despite us getting in later than planned, we managed to get a huge volume of photographs from the event.  These are even...

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Mersey River Festival 2019

THIS years Mersey River Festival was held over Saturday, 1 June and Sunday, 2 June 2019. This year the River Festival Liverpool had 2 new artistic features, a huge 23ft replica of the Earth, located within the Liverpool Cathedral and a giant humpback whale, projected in the Royal Albert...

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The new Miss Liverpool City Region is...

CONGRATULATIONS to all the stunning contestants who took part in the Miss Liverpool City Region Finals, on Friday, 7 June 2019, at the amazing The Bentley Liverpool. This year the event had 12 finalists, but that did not make things any...
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Merseyside charities scoop share of ₤1 million fund

13 charities based in Merseyside received donations of ₤1,000 each as part of the:- 'Movement for Good Awards.' The awards, set up by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical, will see a total of ₤1 million given to charities across the UK this summer. Members of the public were invited to...

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Southport Weekender's Dave Gardner Has Passed Away

ALL those who attended the Southport Weekender for so many years would have know the 2 good good friends Alex Lowes and the legendary Dave Gardner. Sadly we have been told that Dave passed away. Dave 1st set up the Southport Weekender...

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More than 700 Council football pitches lost as austerity risks trashing next generation of players

AFTER all England champions League final and ahead of Women's World Cup cruel Tory policies in danger of stopping next generation. More than 700 Council football pitches have been lost in Britain since 2010 research by GMB reveals. The figures...

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National call for stories relating to the world's 1st transatlantic flight

OVER 14 June to 15 June, marks the 100th Anniversary of 1 of the most important milestones in aviation history; the world's 1st transatlantic flight. This advance in aviation has changed all of our lives hugely over the last 100 hundred years, and it was also the 1st plane to carry air mail...

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Locals march to raise funds to beat a cancer affecting over 2,000 men in Liverpool

PROSTRATE Cancer UK's Liverpool March for Men, an annual walking event, which aims to raise funds for vital research into the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, took place on Sunday. 2 June 2019.  The March, in Liverpool's Croxteth...

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1 in 9 children missing 6 hours of learning each week through hunger in the classroom

RESEARCH by Kellogg's, with 4,000 children and 950 teachers suggests that the impact of hunger in the classroom is huge with children losing 6 hours of learning each week if they arrive at School hungry. That's the equivalent of 3 weeks of learning time...

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A Stroke of Luck, a new charity for and ran by Stroke Survivors, launches in the UK

A survivor led charity has launched in the UK and is generating a buzz of excitement amongst the stroke survivor community. The Merseyside based charity has been set up to support the recovery of stroke survivors using physical rehabilitation...

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