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2019-07-13
 

The Former French Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault visits Liverpool

THE former French Prime Minister (2012 to 2014) Jean Marc Ayrault has been in Liverpool, looking at how the City commemorates the slave trade and celebrates Black history. Monsieur Ayrault's visit is because he is now the Chair of a new French Foundation For The Memory Of Slavery, or in French:- 'Foundation Pour La Memoire De L'esclavage,' and as a result...

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MPs debate sentencing for death by dangerous driving

ON Monday, 8 July 2019, the UK Government debated imposing life sentences for causing death by dangerous driving after receiving a petition that had more than 164,000 signatures on it.  The petition, which was started by Glenn and Rebecca Youens whose 4 year old daughter, Violet Grace, was killed by a hit and run driver who was later convicted of...

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New state of the art social care facility opens in Liverpool

A ₤5 million unit which includes a specialist support for people who have suffered a stroke opened in Liverpool, on Wednesday, 10 July 2019.

A 35 bed Townsend Hub in Anfield now boasts 40% more capacity than the previous Venmore facility; including:- 6 larger rooms with hoists for patients with mobility issues. It will support people to get back on their feet again following a Hospital stay, before they return home. All the bedrooms have en-suite facilities and there are also areas for:- therapy and socialising, dining facilities, gardens and a hairdressing salon...

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Get summer ready with Honda!

WITH summer in full swing, people who live in Southport are invited to the Southport Honda Summer Sale Event where they can test drive a brand new Honda and take advantage of exclusive offers. Simply test drive a:- Honda Civic, CR-V, HR-V or Jazz before the end of August and take advantage of up to ₤1,000 off your next Honda vehicle, on top of all other offers. Locals will also receive five-years of complimentary servicing on all models. Geoff Stothert...

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Free Online Counselling Brought to Young People in Sefton

XENZONE, digital mental health pioneer, has been commissioned by Sefton Council, Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG to provide free and anonymous mental health and wellbeing support via its flagship Kooth service to young people in the area. The service will provide local young people aged:- 11 to 18...

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Liverpool cabs to take card payments following City Council ruling

TRAVELLING by black cab in Liverpool will soon be even easier after City Council Licensing Chiefs agreed that all vehicles should provide the facility for customers to pay by debit and credit cards. At a meeting of Liverpool City Council Licensing Committee on Tuesday, 9 July 2019, members backed a proposal to introduce mandatory card payment facilities in...

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Diabetes family fun day reaches out to young patients

LAST weekend, many families and children with diabetes took part in a family fun day organised by the Children's Diabetes Team, at Ormskirk Hospital. Everyone was welcome at St Anne's Community Hall, in Aughton, to enjoy a:- musical performance, bake sale, bingo, kids toy tombola, raffle and outdoor games.Dr May Ng Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist explained...

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Southport Flower Show invites special guests to 90th Anniversary Garden Party

SOUTHPORT Flower Show marks its 90th year this summer and organisers want to invite some very special guests to join the celebrations. More than 50,000 visitors are expected to head to Victoria Park, in August 2019, for what promises to be 1 of the summer's biggest garden parties. And to help celebrate...

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Major City Centre roadworks scheme enters new phase

UPGRADE: Victoria Street in Liverpool City centre is undergoing improvements as part of a ₤45m highways scheme

LIVERPOOL City Council's contractors GRAHAM are completing the 1st Phase of the 1st package of works for the ₤45m Liverpool City Centre Connectivity (LCCC) scheme. The multi layered scheme, which began on Victoria Street, in February, focuses on re engineering major routes from the City's Waterfront and commercial business district through to the City's retail and...

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The 99th Ainsdale Show

DID you know the Annual Ainsdale Show is in fact older than the Southport Flower Show? Well this year marked the Ainsdale Show's 99th year, over 5 July to 7 July 2019. Plus, it would have been even a bigger number if it was not for the fact that over the 2nd World War the show was...

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UK's Biggest Ever LEGO® Brick Safari Arrives at Knowsley Safari

Knowsley's Ultimate Brick Safari is a truly wild LEGO<font size=

TO mark the start of the School summer holidays, Knowsley Safari, in Merseyside, will be welcoming guests to its Ultimate Brick Safari, from 10am, on Saturday, 20 July 2019, and this is the BIGGEST brick safari the UK has ever seen. The collection of 82 life size LEGO® brick animals will be visiting:- Knowsley's Foot Safari, joining its real...

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UK mass surveillance challenged in Europe's highest human rights Court

THE Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights heard Big Brother Watch and others' case against mass surveillance practices by the UK Government. The hearing saw Government lawyers defending bulk surveillance practices and admitting that even the Court's confidential emails could be scooped up by UK intelligence...

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Businesses in the North West urged to register for Making Tax Digital before August

MORE than 38,000 businesses in the North West, with a turnover above ₤85,000, have signed up to Making Tax Digital (MTD).  HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is now urging the remaining businesses, that are required to sign up in the Region, to do it before the VAT filing deadline next month. Many of the 1.2 million UK businesses affected by the MTD rules, which became law...

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Flyovers set to be demolished

Demolition of the Churchill Way flyovers in Liverpool city centre could begin this September.

A report to Liverpool City Council's Cabinet, on Friday, 19 July 2019, is seeking permission to remove the 50 year old structures, in a phased demolition, at a cost of ₤6.75m, which would be completed by the end of the year. The 2 lane, concrete highways, opened as part of a City Centre Inner Ring Road scheme that was later cancelled - were closed at the end of September 2018 after...

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Carnival Fever To Take Over Liverpool With Return Of Brazilica This Weekend

LIVERPOOL promises to be hotter than Rio this weekend with the return of the highly anticipated Brazilica Festival taking over the city streets!  Get ready to samba, as organisers reveal the Brazilica parade route and full programme details for Liverpool's International Samba Carnival, returning...

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Liverpool to declare climate emergency at special debate

Going green: Liverpool City Council is to set a target of being Carbon neutral by 2030

LIVERPOOL City Council will look to declare a Climate Change Emergency at a special debate next week. Staged at Liverpool Town Hall, when all 90 Councillors will be asked to vote on passing a motion that will require the City Council to cut its carbon output to 'zero' by 2030. In a cross party motion, the leaders of all 4 political parties will also pledge to...

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Government set to be asked to renew Landlord Licensing Scheme

LIVERPOOL City Council is set to submit a bid to the Government to extend its pioneering Landlord Licensing Scheme for another 5 years, from 1 April 2020. It follows a 3 month consultation from March to May which garnered views on the cost of the licence, the conditions and the wider benefits of the ground breaking scheme to tenants and the community. A majority of the residents...

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Ainsdale train Station wins prestigious sustainability award

THE newly refurbished Ainsdale Station on Merseyrail's Southport line has won a prestigious sustainability award a year after it opened its doors to the public. Ainsdale is the most environmentally friendly on the network after extensive renovations, and has gained an...

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Liverpool ONE gets set for a sizzling summer of sporting family fun

FAMILIES of all ages will have the chance to enjoy a summer of sport and music as Liverpool ONE launches its exciting programme of events. From impromptu performances during the much loved Tickle the Ivories piano festival, to the buzz of the Vitality Netball World Cup, the...

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UK Hotcars July Southport Meet

ON Sunday, 7 July 2019, local cars and petrol heads headed to the UK Hotcars Monthly Meet, on the banks of Southport's Marine Lake. The group comprises of...

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Review:- "CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - TORUK - THE FIRST FLIGHT, at Manchester Arena"

THIS is a stunning, STUNNING, production from start to finish, but if you are a loyal fan of Cirque du Soleil, make sure you read the description before attending the show! When they say:- "it is unlike any other Cirque du Soleil experience," they don't joke. And it's not just a loud marketing slogan, Toruk; The First Flight is indeed a very DIFFERENT show to the usual Cirque du Soleil productions, but that doesn't mean it's less epic. Inspired by James Cameron's Avatar, Toruk; The First Flight is a live storytelling...

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NSPCC thanks fundraising pharmacies for raising ₤650,000 in 13 year partnership

STAFF at Rowlands Pharmacy ran hundreds of miles, jumped out of aeroplanes and organised hundreds of events to raise more than ₤650,000 for the NSPCC. The firm, which has more than 500 branches around the country and a head office in Runcorn, raised the stunning total for the leading children's charity during 13 years as a corporate partner, with fundraising events being held throughout the UK in that time. The NSPCC is now saying a huge:- 'thank you' for such dedicated support in helping fund...

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Remembrance Services and Parades within Formby and Hightown

ON 12 July 2019, the Liverpool Provincial Grand Orange Lodge held its annual Parade, in Southport. The annual parade marks a major turning point in Irish history, William of Orange's crushing victory over James II, at the Battle of the Boyne, on 12 July 1690. This battle has...

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Office bugbears revealed for workers in the North West

CRACKING a joke, making a cuppa and lending a pen are the fastest ways that office workers in the North West can form bonds and become popular with colleagues; but taking credit for someone else's work, turning up late and not pulling your weight, will all quickly annoy fellow employees, according to new research into office culture conducted amongst workers in the Region. In true British fashion, making tea for others builds strong bonds when it comes to making friends at work. In fact, over 68% of office workers in the North...

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New relationships and sex education lessons 'undermined' as Teachers have said they lack confidence

ALMOST ½ of Teachers in the North West said they do not feel confident about teaching the new compulsory relationships and sex education lessons in Schools, a new survey has revealed. Children's charity the NSPCC and the National Education Union (NEU) are now calling on the Government to urgently step up its support and training for Schools and Teachers to help them deliver the vital lessons. National findings from a joint NEU and NSPCC...

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