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2019-07-06
 

Southport Armed Forces Day 2019

AS part of the UK Armed Forces Day events, Southport held a Drumhead Service, honouring Britain's Armed Forces, both past and present, as well as future, on Sunday, 30 June 2019. The event was held on the Princess Diana Memorial Gardens, on Southport's historic Lord Street, next to the Town Hall. The event also included a Military Parade, that went from Chapel Street, via both Hoghton Street and Hill Street, ending with a salute at the Town Hall steps, on Lord Street. Other activities on the day included performances...

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PACE service re-launches for young people

SEFTON Sexual Health Service has re-launched its PACE clinics across the borough, which are specifically designed for young people aged 19 and under. PACE clinics offer the same service as all other clinics, but young people...

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Fraudulent letting applications skyrocket as agents fail to carry out the appropriate checks

RESEARCH by lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed the increasing level of...

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The Glade Care Home open day supports Freshfields

A local residential care home for older people is holding its annual Summer Party, on Saturday, 20...

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Merseyrail passengers among most satisfied in the country

MERSEYRAIL has some of the most satisfied passengers in the UK, new survey results can reveal. The rail operator gained the 3rd highest score in the National Rail Passenger Survey for...

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Globetrotter Challenge brings Hospital staff and local community together

STAFF at Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals are ½ way through their summer Globetrotter Challenge. Over 400 people from across both Hospitals are competing in 40...

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Charlotte hits all the right notes

Charlotte Meredith at Resonate's annual iSing event at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Monday

AN Anfield teenager is celebrating after being awarded a full scholarship to attend 1 of the UK's top music Schools. Charlotte Meredith, 18, who attends North Liverpool Academy, will have her tuition fees paid for her...

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Prescot Festival Celebrates Record Turnout

A Merseyside arts festival saw the biggest turnout in its 14-year history last month.

OVER 1,700 people attended concerts and cultural events during the 15th Annual Prescot Festival of Music and the Arts, with a final night audience of 325, an...

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"Pull up a sandbag and sing the lamp..."

THE group helps veterans to interact socially with other people, and helps create a 'family' of like minded people who can relate to and understand each other's past. It's staff, mentors and volunteers are all former Armed Forces...

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Sinkhole brings Southport to a grinding halt

THE Formby By Pass (A565) is a major arterial road, both in and out of Southport, but a massive hole opened up on the junction of the A565 and the Coast Road, in Ainsdale, on Thursday afternoon. The result has been massive disruption, even though the AA reported the delay was only around 5 minutes, in fact it was often around 2 hours and 45 minutes. Merseytravel have said...

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The Ship and Anchor Veterans Event

THE Ship and Anchor, on Cable Street, Southport, have been proudly supporting Armed Forces Day, on Sunday, 30 June 2019. The local, independent pub held an event for Veterans, thanks to the P.I.G Riders, Bikes and...

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Vitality Netball World Cup Fan Park heads to Chavasse Park

Hey Jude!: Official Vitality Netball World Cup mascot Jude checks out Chavasse Park © Netball World Cup

WITH just days to go until the whistle blows to start the Vitality Netball World Cup, plans have been unveiled for an official fan zone at Chavasse Park...

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Runners take on the 52 mile Tour Of Merseyside

A group of 400 runners have taken part in the 52 mile BTR Tour Of Merseyside and have also taken part in a 5 mile fancy dress race, in Otterspool, Thursday, 4 July 2019! This is the 7th consecutive year for the endurance event...

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Tranmere fan meets foot balling heroes thanks to motor retailer

A Tranmere Rovers fan got to meet his foot  balling heroes after visiting his local Lookers Vauxhall car dealership. Craig Kearney, who lives in Saughall Massie in the...

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Hugh Baird College selected to 'fast track' the next generation of Bricklayers

THE Construction Industry Training Board has (CITB) has chosen Hugh Baird College in Bootle...

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City vision for Upper Central to be talk of the Town

A major public consultation on plans to upgrade the traditional heart of Liverpool City centre will launch on Monday, 15 July 2019. Running from Central Station to...

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Liverpool is top of the class for adult learners

Liverpool Learns: Adult Learner Sakinat Rasulova

ADULT learners in Liverpool are the highest achievers of any big City in the country; a new report has revealed. End of year figures...

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Liverpool hosts fact finding slavery commemoration visit

THE former French Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault, is visiting Liverpool, to see how the City commemorates the slave trade...

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Military veterans in Merseyside invited to share their story of recovery from PTSD

VETERANS' mental health charity Combat Stress is inviting former servicemen and women they have supported to share their story of recovery, to be filmed at the Museum of Liverpool and St Helen's RFC stadium. To commemorate the charity's centenary this year, Combat Stress has partnered with reminiscence arts charity Age...

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Football's threat to the environment

WITH football becoming an increasingly popular sport around the world, people are travelling for miles to attend games both home and away. As a result of the increasing popularity of the sport new clubs and teams are being set up at grass roots level. With an increased fan base of top tier football and an increased amount of clubs at grass roots level, travel is a key element as players, staff and fans need to move to and from venues as cheaply and...

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9 in 10 children back new laws to force tech firms to help keep them safe online

TECH firms should protect children from:- sexual, self harm, suicide and violent content online, say 91% of young people in an NSPCC survey. The results also reveal that more than 9 out of 10 children agree these companies should have a legal responsibility to keep them safe on their platforms. These figures come as the NSPCC is joined by people whose...

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Multi billion pound tax cut promises from Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt should instead go on mending broken childhoods

CHILDREN'S Commissioner for England launches third annual Vulnerability Report with call for urgent ₤10bn a year investment to rebuild services for vulnerable children. New Children's Commissioner's Office research estimates 2.3m children; 1 in 5 children in England; are growing...

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Remembrance Services and Parades within Formby and Hightown

"THE Southport ˝ Marathon and Southport 10k took place again on 30 June 2019. These types of events are normally very welcome, but sadly, due to bad communications, it lead to major issues for residents, church goers, and hotel guests along with deliveries stranded, as hundreds of runners ran through and around the Town Centre. To add to the problems, it was also Armed Forces Day and it delayed..."

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1 IN 3 Councils fear funding for legal duties will run out within 3 years

A 3rd of Councils fear they will run out of funding to provide their statutory services; such as adult social care, protecting children and preventing homelessness; by the end of this Parliament. As more than 1,400 Local Government leaders, Councillors and ministers gather at its Annual Conference, in Bournemouth, the Local Government Association is...

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Business backs UK to be world leader in internet regulation

BUSINESS supports clear regulation which can play a crucial role in building trust in the digital economy. But current proposals risk falling short of the Government's ambition to be the best and safest place to build a digital business, according to a White Paper response by the CBI. The UK's leading business organisation has developed a 5 point plan for creating world...

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North West parents unaware physical activity help children develop skills to deal with life's challenges

A new survey from Change4Life and Disney UK has found that less than ½ of parents in the North West are aware that physical activity can build children's self confidence (49%) reduce anxiety (49%) and improve their self-esteem (44%). Just 11% think that physical activity can help...

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Housing and youth care providers urged to be "at the forefront of the fight against modern slavery"

HOUSING and care providers for young people are being urged to be at the:- "forefront of the fight against modern slavery" by taking advantage of new training organised by the region's Police Commissioner designed to ensure they are aware of important new changes in the law.  Merseyside's Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy has arranged the...

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13 year old Southport boy shortlisted for award for his help caring for older disabled brother

13 year old Caleb Cunningham from Roe Lane in Southport has been shortlisted for an award that recognises the support he gives his older brother Noah who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  He, along with other shortlisted children and families is attending a very special awards ceremony at Westminster, on Monday 8 July, hosted by Radio 4 Woman's...

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Councils pocket more than ₤326M in penalty charge fines in 1 year

MORE than 9 million penalty notice charges were issued in 2018, but 23% of motorists think most fines are issued unfairly. The total income made from fines reached more than ₤326 million in 2018 from 9 million PCNs, according to new Freedom of Information data obtained by Confused.com. This includes fines for offences such as parking, misusing a Bus Lane or...

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Schools in Merseyside could win ₤1000 for their breakfast club

SCHOOLS within Merseyside could be in with the chance of winning ₤1,000 by entering the annual Kellogg's Breakfast Club Awards. 1 club from each Region of England could be crowned the best breakfast club of the year and bag a cash prize. Winners will also be invited to attend an awards ceremony at the prestigious Houses of Parliament.  From...

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MPs to debate sentencing for death by dangerous driving

ON Monday, 8 July 2019, MP's will debate a petition urging the Government impose life sentences for death by dangerous driving. Helen Jones MP, Chair of the Petitions Committee, will open the debate. The petition, which has more than 164,000 signatures was started by Glenn and Rebecca Youens whose 4 year old daughter, Violet Grace, was killed by a hit and run driver who...

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Liverpool Member of the Youth Select Committee 2019 to question the experts on knife crime

EWAN Jago, who is aged 16, from Liverpool, a Member of Youth Parliament for the past 2 years will be questioning the experts on knife crime alongside other members of the Youth Select Committee. Just like the UK Parliament Select Committees, the Youth Select Committee will produce a report based on its findings, which will be sent to the Government for...

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Local NHS trust to ignite lives at Walton Gardens

MENTAL health service users will be given the chance to try their hand at something new with an action packed afternoon of music, arts and creativity in Warrington, on Wednesday, 10 July 2019. North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's Ignite Your Life event will take place, from 1pm, at Walton Hall and Gardens and includes an afternoon programme of mental health and wellbeing activities for service...

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SonFest to return to Southport

OVER 1000 people will gather at the free music festival, SonFest Southport, set to take place, on 13 July 2019, in Southport, Merseyside, on King's Gardens. SonFest Southport will feature a range of music artists including Philippa Hanna who is currently touring with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding singers; Kingdom Choir.  In its 6th year running, SonFest...

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