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2019-08-17
 

90th Southport Flower Show - Part 1

THE 90th Southport Flower Show has opened its doors with thousands of visitors, despite the weather leading up to the show, the amateur and professional gardeners have both managed to deliver an amazing display this year. Even the rain at this years show has not dampened their enthusiasm. The event stated with Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli officially opening the show, in...

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Merseyrail takes musicians to London for special industry showcase

MERSEYRAIL is taking emerging musicians from the Region to London for a special industry showcase as part of their Sound Station artist development programme. Eyesore and..

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Merseyrail announces timetable for strike action on 24 August 2019

MERSEYRAIL have released its timetable for the upcoming strike action by guard members of the RMT Union, on Saturday, 24 August 2019.  A limited service will call at selected Stations across...

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Letter to the Editor:- "Parking Signs"

"DEAR Southport Reporter, can you please discover why the signs on Lord Street and in other locations within Southport's Town Centre are not working? Parking is a major problem within Southport and working parking space signs..."

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Liverpool's A-Level average grade improves - provisional figures

THE average A-Level grade achieved by students in Liverpool has improved this year; whilst the national average has remained the same, according to provisional figures. Last year, the City's overall average grade was C-, and now it has risen to C, just below the national average of C+, with...

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Future sporting stars scoop funding prize

ASPIRING netballers, junior footballers and young sea cadets are among those to have won a special ₤1,000 prize from Liverpool ONE, as part of its Summer of Champions event. This summer, the retail destination is encouraging youngsters, and their families, to channel their inner...

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History making marriage on the Mintons

Marital history to be made in Liverpool’s St George’s Hall.

HISTORY will be made in Liverpool's St George's Hall next week when, for the 1st time ever, there will be a marriage on the Minton tiles. Jennifer McPartland and Stephen Gough are set to tie the knot on Monday, with the ceremony taking place on the priceless Minton floor which...

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Graduate who returned to education after 20 years graduates with a 1st Class Honours at the Hugh Baird University Centre

AFTER 20 years away from the classroom, Hugh Baird University Centre student, Catherine Coburn is celebrating thanks to graduating with a 1st class honours...

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A-Level students exceed expectations once again at Hugh Baird College's South Sefton Campus

HUGH Baird College students and staff at their 6th Form Centre were in a celebratory mood today after yet another impressive set of A-Level results. The College's A-Level pass rate has increased to 99% with an impressive 47% of...

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We are getting 2 extra trains per hour!

THE Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, has responded to the news that the new West Coast Mainline franchise will provide 2 extra trains per hour between Liverpool and London.

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said:- "This announcement of more frequent rail services between Liverpool and London is
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North West Ambulance Service's Specialist Response Unit celebrates 10 years of active service

THE North West Ambulance Service's (NWAS) Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) was up in 2009 in response to the national terrorist threat and has just been celebrating it's 10th Birthday! Trained up to a national standard, the team of 84 experienced paramedics, split between...

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Brave the Lego Brick Road and help beat childhood cancer!

KIDSCAN Children's Cancer Research is looking for brave volunteers to walk barefoot across a pit of Lego to raise money for childhood cancer research. Taking place on the 1 September 2019, at the Intu Trafford Centre, the event marks the 1st day of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The Lego walk will be situated in The Orient between the hours...

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Warning issued as fake WeTransfer emails target local businesses

FAKE email being sent out that claims to be sending you files via WeTransfer, that is sent from a Korea Telecom's IP address. Also the download, button link, if clicked on, will take you to another domain and not https://WeTransfer.com...

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Clean air plan funding boost

LIVERPOOL City Council has been awarded an additional ₤652,000 by the Government to complete its clean air plan. The money will be used to accelerate the preparation of the document, which needs to be finished by the end of October 2019, and is in addition to ₤1 million which has already been received. The cash will pay for transport and air quality monitoring and modelling, and...

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City's 1st black Lord Mayor 'excited and overwhelmed'

 Cllr Rothery will become Lord Mayor of Liverpool next month.

THE new Lord Mayor of Liverpool has revealed she wants to be a role model for the black community and encourage people to strive to achieve their goals, regardless of their background. Councillor Anna Rothery will be sworn in at a ceremony, at the Town Hall, on Wednesday, 4 September 2019, making history as the City's...

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Train fares are set to rise again in January 2020

TRAIN fares are set to rise again on the 2 January 2020 by around 2.8%, according to the Retail Price Index for July. This new fare rise announcement comes shortly after a 3.1% increase in January 2020. Over the last 10 years the cumulative fare increase has been 37%. Despite spending over ₤6bn each year, commuters are yet again at the mercy of train companies. The fare rise will affect commuters all over the country, particularly the 39% of...

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A-Level student wins place on prestigious Higher Apprenticeship programme

HUGH Baird College A-Level student, Ethan Hughes, will soon embark on an exciting career having secured himself a place...

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Bid to redesign M62 Rocket gets funding boost

BID Submission: Liverpool City Council, through Transport for the North, is seeking a ₤92m grant from the Department for Transport to remodel the City's M62 junction. A ₤120m plan to radically redesign Liverpool's Rocket Junction at the M62 has been submitted to the Department for Transport. Transport for the North has included Liverpool City...

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There was dual cause for celebration for Edge Hill University Graduate Morgan Murphy

AS well as earning 1st Class Honours in Film and Television Production, Morgan also won a gold and silver medal in the Japanese martial art of Aikido at July's WSAF World Championships in San Diego, USA. She said:- "What a..."

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Gok is looking for brides to be this October!

TAKE note! Gok is back and the casting team are currently looking for bubbly brides to be, who want to feature in the show. It's peak wedding season and the popular TLC series:- 'Say Yes to the Dress' has just been re-commissioned for a 2nd series! Filming for the new series take place in September and....

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Liverpool letting agent fined for fire safety breaches

Cause for alarm: The student home in Walton where council officers found insufficient fire safety measures.

1 of Liverpool's largest letting agencies has been hit with a hefty fine after failing to provide adequate fire safety measures at a City student home. Taylor and Aitchison Ltd, which trades as Whitegates Letting and Estate Agents, admitted breaching the conditions of their Landlord....

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The Liverpool Indoor Funfair is returning to Exhibition Centre Liverpool

Get ready for all the thrills, spills, laughter and fun of the fair during the summer holidays.

The Liverpool Exhabition Centre is to open an Indoor Funfair that offers climate controlled, comfortable surroundings for families this summer holiday ensuring fun no matter the weather outside.  With over 20 attractions for all ages including family favourites such as:- dodgems...

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Liverpool is officially a safe City and a good night out

96% of people say that Liverpool is a good night out; and most people feel safe whilst they're enjoying themselves, a survey has revealed. In spring, Liverpool's CitySafe Community Safety Partnership undertook the 1st Perceptions of Liverpool's Night Time Economy survey since 2011 and found overwhelmingly that people who come into the City Centre feel safe. And figures have...

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Police continue to appeal to trace missing Peter Kerevan

OFFICERS searching for missing 76 year old Peter Kerevan are continuing to appeal for information on his whereabouts 17 days after the last confirmed sighting. Peter, who is from the Aintree area, has been missing from home...
 

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Liverpool is the worst place to live in the country and London is still the best if you're a homeowner

ESTATE agency comparison website GetAgent.co.uk has analysed the good, the bad and the ugly of house price growth and declines since the 2008 financial crisis, discovering that parts of Liverpool have seen gobsmacking drops in value; labelling it the worst place to own a home in England or Wales.  GetAgent looked at Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) and compared the average house price change for these areas in the decade plus since the financial crisis....

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75% Of North West Parents Value Traditional Learning Such as Maths and English Over Creativity

'OUT OF TOUCH' parents are trying to steer their children away from pursuing lucrative 21st Century careers, because they don't understand the opportunities, a study shows. 75% of North West Mums and Dads believe that conventional academic subjects such as Maths and English, taught at School and beyond, are more valuable than creative and new technology subjects.  Ahead of A-Level results day, new research has revealed that despite the creative industries being 1 of...

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Failed robber jailed after teenage victim fought him off with a bike seat

A violent man has been jailed after he tried robbing a 16 year old boy by threatening him with a knife and even claiming his was going to set him on fire. Stephen Smith repeatedly asked the teenager about his bicycle while the 2 waited for a train at Maghull North Railway Station, Merseyside, in March 2019. When the platform was deserted 24 year old Smith pulled on a balaclava and held a knife to the victim's throat and shouted:- "give us your bike." He pulled the bicycle away and tried leaving the scene, but was chased down by the determined victim, who removed the bike's...

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Leaders across the North demand a 'Northern Budget' to deliver infrastructure boost

LEADERS from across the North of England have today called on the Government to commit to a:- 'Northern Budget' in order to deliver a boost to the Region's economic fortunes. The call, which is backed by members of Transport for the North's Board; who collectively represent more than 15 million people across the North; asks the new Government to deliver on commitments previously promised as part of...

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Italian job on West Coast Mainline tightens foreign grip on UK rail operations

THE Rail Union side of the RMT has recently revealed that following the takeover of the West Coast Mainline by a joint operation of Italian state operator Trenitalia and First Group means that nearly 80% of the UK rail network will...

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Maritime members of the RMT are to hold demonstrations in Liverpool

THE Maritime Union part of the RMT will be holding demonstrations in Liverpool on Monday highlighting the scandal of low pay, recruitment of UK and Irish Ratings, and the failure to redeploy our members who worked on P&O's European Endeavour on the Irish Sea following the sale of that ship. The demonstrations will take place on Monday, 19 August 2019. 13:30 P&O - Gladstone...

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