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2019-08-24
 

Formby's Coastguard Houses have been demolished

THE end of an era in Formby as the homes built in 1949 to house members of the Coastguard are demolished. They are being deleted to make way for a gated community that will have 12 detached houses located within it.  The Coastguard Houses have become a local land mark and residents in the area said they are sad to hear that planning permission had been granted for the demolition of...

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Placement provides incentive for Elizabeth

A work experience opportunity has paid dividends for a Physical Geography and Geology student, at Edge Hill University. Elizabeth Smith (20), from Bootle, who is set to begin the final year...

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Help conservationists fill the gap in hedgerow knowledge

THE hedgerows that crisscross our countryside are not only an iconic sight, but a vital habitat and corridor for many of our native...

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Liverpool Flyovers removal schedule revealed

Coming down: The Churchill Way Flyovers in Liverpool City centre opened in 1970, but are now structurally unsound...

WORK on the complex removal of the Churchill Way Flyovers in Liverpool will get underway in September 2019. Contractors...

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Liverpool heralded for being 1 of the 'most forward thinking Cities' in the Northern Powerhouse

The Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry and Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram tour Wirral Waters; part of the Mersey Waters Enterprise Zone...

THE Northern Powerhouse Minister, the Rt Hon Jake Berry MP, has endorsed ambitious...

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Grassroots youth projects scoop share of ₤140,000 pot to build stronger, safer communities

GRASSROOTS projects which work to prevent young people from getting involved in crime have scooped the lion's share...

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₤900,000 Hospital Wards improvement starts

A ₤900,000 programme of improvements to 8 Wards will get under way at Southport Hospital this autumn. The 1st phase of work on Wards:- 7A, 7B, 9A, 9B, 11A and 11B will run from September until December 2019. Work on Wards 10A and 10B...

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Apprenticeship helps to turn ex-homeless young Mums life around

 

STUDENTS up and down the country have received their A-Level or GSCE results and are now...

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Photography exhibition opens for Crosby Camera Club ahead of new season

CROSBY Camera Club has unveiled a new exhibition of photography, ahead of the start of its new season. Over 100 of the best photographic prints...

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The 90th Southport Flower Show - Part 2 of 3

THIS is Part 2 of our coverage of the 90th Southport Flower Show which was held over 15 August to 18 August 2019. This being the 90th, we have lots and lots of photos as well as some video footage, including some 360º video that can be found on our Facebook Pages, Formby Reporter and Southport Reporter. The event was opened by BBC's Strictly Come Dancing star Bruno Toniollo and VIP Guest, Joyce Fann, who was marking her 90th Birthday, on the same day as the start of the show. Over all the event attracted an estimated 50,000 visitors over the 4 days...

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Primary School Teachers face new term 'exhausted and anxious'

THOUSANDS of Primary School Teachers have had to use their summer holidays to prepare lessons and activities for the new academic year; and it's impacting on their mental health and...

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Lancashire Care shortlisted for the Excellence in Supply awards 2019

LANCASHIRE Care NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for a prestigious international award that...

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Liverpool's shipping history brought to life with the Docklands Trail

Trailblazer - The new Dockland Trail cabins, at Collingwood Dock, Liverpool!  --- Liverpool’s latest tourist attraction is set to bring nearly 200 years of dockland history to life.

THE Docklands Trail; the 1st phase of which is has been launched at Collingwood Dock; is a tour of the North Liverpool and Bootle Docks' history, reflecting...

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More advice available for EU citizens

EU CITIZENS who need help to complete their applications to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) can now get support from organisations in Liverpool. Liverpool Citizens Advice and Migrant Help have both secured Home Office funding to offer guidance to hard to reach or vulnerable EU...

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Hospital donation from the League of Friends

A donation of ₤500 from the charity League of Friends has allowed the play specialists at Ormskirk Hospital to invest in a much needed update to the toy box. The charity works to raise money...

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Baby Garden restored for Hospital Open Day

A restored and replanted baby garden will be rededicated in a ceremony at next month's Ormskirk Hospital Open Day. The garden is a quiet place near the Hospital reception for all visitors, but particularly those who...

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University of Liverpool changes student debt penalty policy

FOLLOWING CMA action, the University of Liverpool has formally committed to drop academic sanctions for non-tuition fee debts. The University's policies had stopped students from graduating, receiving certificates or re-enrolling and accessing the University library and computing services, if they had non-tuition fee debts like outstanding accommodation fees. The University told the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that more than 2000 students had been affected by these policies...

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Dementia friendly garden scoops trophy at Southport Flower Show

NOT for profit care provider Belong and award winning designer Carolyn Hardern saw their dementia friendly show garden distinguished at Southport Flower Show as it won the Brian...

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More tremors detected at Preston New Road fracking site

THE UK's only fracking site on the Preston New Road, Lancashire, has again reported more tremors, following the magnitude 1.55 tremor, the largest ever recorded at the site, on Wednesday, 21 August 2019. The latest a 1.05 was recorded at 11.22pm on Friday, 23 August 2019 and a 0.53, at 5am, on Saturday, 24 August 2019. Work at the site must be halted for 18 hours after any tremor measuring more than 0.5 in magnitude, but on Wednesday, a Cuadrilla...

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Changes to HS2 route plans connect the line with Northern Powerhouse Rail – CBI says:- 'make your voices heard'

THE consultation on changes to the proposed HS2 route to connect the line with Northern Powerhouse Rail closes in just 2 weeks. The CBI is urging businesses to:- 'make their voices heard.' North West CBI Regional Director, Damian Waters said:- "I would encourage businesses and communities to look at the information and get involved..."

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National Auditions have been announced for Teenstar 2019!

THE TeenStar, singing and dance competition is a giant UK wide search for the most vibrant young talent in the UK today, with TeenStar's singing and dancing audition's being held across the entire country. Exclusively for 19 year olds and younger, TeenStar are on the lookout to find the best singers, dancers and dance groups from around the UK. Age categories are Pre-Teens; 12 years old and under; and Late Teens; 13 years old and older! TeenStar singing and dancing...

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Highlighting Local Businesses

THIS BANK HOLIDAY Monday we will be at the Ship & Anchor Pub in $Southport, from 3pm to 11pm, on 26 August 2019. The local pub is holding a Charity Day dedicated to Kelly Heybourne, who sadly died last month. The day will have lots of fun activities for family fun from 11am / 6pm then adults take over from 6pm / 11pm with more adult entertainment.
 

Get ready for the Southport Air Show 2019

THE Southport Air Show is getting ready to light up the sky with the imaginative use of pyros and LED lights, as the Southport Coastline provides a magical backdrop for some amazing flying displays, on Friday, 6 September 2019. Sefton Council have confirmed that...

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