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2019-08-31
 

Charity Day for Kelly Heybourne at the Ship and Anchor Pub

EVERYONE loves a bank holiday weekend, especially when it is good weather and in Southport, on Bank Holiday Monday, 26 August 2019 the Town Center was packed out. As a result, the Ship and Anchor Pub, on Cable Street's event was...

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Plans approved for landmark Liverpool Cruise Terminal

ON 27 August 2019, Liverpool City Councils Planning Committee has given the go ahead for the detailed design of the much anticipated Liverpool Cruise Terminal. The City's new Terminal, situated within Peel L&P's ₤5bn Liverpool Waters scheme, will be constructed, at the Princes Jetty site. The...

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Recruitment lines are now open to become a Police Officer at Merseyside Police

RECRUITMENT lines to join Merseyside Police are now open and they are encouraging driven individuals who are passionate about serving their community to join the Force. The force will...

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Liverpool Central lift closed for 7 weeks

MERSEYRAIL are carrying out essential refurbishment work at Liverpool Central Station, resulting in no lift access and are advising passengers to use 1 of the alternative Underground Stations, if they require the use of a lift.  The lift have been closed since Monday, 9 September 2019...

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₤172m for Green Transport to Boost Liverpool City Region Economy

THE Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has published details of how it proposes to invest ₤172 million in public and sustainable transport to drive inclusive growth across the...

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Annual Running Day for Merseyside Heritage Transport Charity

THE Merseyside Transport Trust (MTT) will be holding its'  running day event, on Sunday, 8 September 2019, to raise funds for the upkeep of its'  fleet of over...

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Free family fun for all at the Dock's new food and drink festival

THE Royal Albert Dock Liverpool has announced its incredible programme of jam packed activities for its brand new free food and drink festival, FEAST, taking place from 7 September to 8 September 2019....

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Founders of Breddos and Belzan to launch MADRE at the Royal Albert Dock

THE founders of renowned Liverpool restaurants, Belzan and Volpi, and London's popular Breddos Tacos, are pleased to announce the opening of a new collaborative Mexican taqueria, MADRE, launching at Royal....

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Southport BID seeks new Directors as they prepare to launch their 2nd term

HAVING received a successful yes vote from the businesses within the Town Centre back in June 2019, Southport BID's vision for their 2nd term is to make a meaningful difference to the future of Southport. Southport Business Improvement District (BID) is looking to recruit a new Chief Executive and voluntary Director's to lead them through...

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Merchant Navy Day is to be marked in Liverpool this Sunday

Remembering:- A previous Merchant Navy Day wreath laying in Liverpool

LIVERPOOL will be marking Merchant Navy Day, on Sunday, 1 September 2019, with a special service and wreath laying.  The day is the annual celebration of the British Merchant Navy, to...

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People with hidden disabilities can access Blue Badges for the 1st time

AN extension to Blue Badge scheme has come into Force in England for people who have non visible disabilities, making travel easier, along with a new...

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Homeless Tax 'amendment'  is "shameless smokescreen"

THE Liberal Democrats have described Manchester Council's watering down of the Homeless Tax as a 'shameless smokescreen.'  The immensely unpopular proposals aimed at cracking down on:- 'aggressive begging' and rough sleepers pitching tents or sleeping in doorways in the City Centre included hitting rough sleepers with on the spot fines of ₤100...

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LJLA's warm welcome helps to showcase the best of the City Region and the wider North West

LJLA' s International Arrivals corridors and baggage reclaim area showcasing the best of the Region.

LIVERPOOL Lennon Airport (LJLA) has just completed a project to create a warm welcome and lasting impression of the Airport, the City Region and...

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Insurance team smash fundraising target in Peak District challenge for NSPCC

Picture shows:- Mike Jones (NSPCC Team Leader), Simon Keenan (Partner), Nick Farrelly (Associate Director), Tess O' Callaghan (NSPCC Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager).

AN 8 strong team of insurance brokers from Griffiths and Armour exceeded their fundraising target to support the NSPCC during a walking challenge. The team...

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Boxing legend Bruno rounds off Edge Hill conference

THE Former world heavyweight boxing champion Frank Bruno was the guest of honour as Edge Hill University hosted the Emergency Services Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference...

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28% of children in North West have given out their personal details to people they meet online

THE very worrying results of a survey of 2,000 children, commissioned by O2, has revealed that children aged 8 to 13 social media profiles contained potentially sensitive information, with almost a ╝ displaying their email...

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Competition revs up as 12 year old from the Wirral makes the national final of driving awards

Luke Dundas, from Willaston, is announced as a finalist in the Young Driver Challenge 2019; having previously competed in 2018. TV presenters and motoring experts Vicki Butler Henderson and Quentin Willson to be hosts at the final, held at the NEC in September 2019.

A 12 year old from Willaston has made the final of a national driving competition for the 2nd time, beating off stiff competition from around the country...

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New Mersey Ferry funding decision to be taken by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

THE Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram, and the other members of the Combined Authority will be asked to formalise their commitments about the...

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Anti fracking meeting to be held about the proposed fracking on Altcar Moss

SINCE our report within last weeks addition about the tremors detected at Preston New Road, anti fracking campaigners have told us that they will be holding a public meetings to discuss the application to drill, hydraulically fracture and test 2 exploratory boreholes, at a site located next to Formby, on at Altcar Moss, that has been submitted by by Aurora Energy Resources. The meeting will take place at Lydiate Village Centre, Lambshear Lane, on...

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GMB Union is grateful to Swissport for compromising before anyone's holiday was disrupted

A series of strike at Liverpool's John Lennon airport have been cancelled after GMB members accepted a last ditch offer. The airport was bracing itself for a summer of disruption after 200 members working on the Swissport Easy Jet contract and Swissport Mainline voted for industrial action. On the eve of the 1st strike, Swissport made a new offer addressing the health and safety issues and working practices...

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All aboard for the Ocean Film Festival World Tour!

THE Ocean Film Festival World Tour is hitting UK and Irish shores this autumn with a brand new collection of spectacular ocean themed films. Visiting more than 35 locations, the event involves a selection of short films telling seafaring stories from both above and below the water's surface. Witness mind blowing marine life, wild adventures and stunning cinematography; all on the big screen! "From surfers to fisherman, and marine scientists to artists, these films...."

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Paddle Steamer with Gun Running History that sank in Liverpool Bay has been granted Heritage Protection

THE wreck of a 19th Century paddle steamer, which was on its maiden voyage to run guns and supplies for the Confederate Forces of the American Civil War, has been granted protection by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England. The Lelia has been scheduled and has been added to the National Heritage List for England.
 

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Prescot Parish Church Musicians in concert

ON Friday, 27 September 2019, from 7.00pm to 8.15pm, the Prescot Parish Church, on Church Street, Prescot (L34 1LA) will play host to:- "Parish Organist Tim Hall's 40th Anniversary Recital."  The event will include instrumental and vocal items from Prescot

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11 year old involved in collision with a Car

ON 25 August 2019, a Mercedes car was involved in a collision with an 11 year old boy, on Borough Road, Birkenhead and Merseyside Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage to make themselves known. We have been told that the...

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Do you know the symptoms of leukaemia?

MEMBERS of the public living within the Liverpool City Region are being encouraged to learn the symptoms of leukaemia during Blood Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) which takes place throughout September 2019. Leukaemia Care, a national...

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Reports of rape rise, but charge rate decreases, new data shows

THE number of rape charges has decreased, despite an increase in the amount of rapes reported, data that has recently been released had revealed. The multi agency Rape Monitoring Group (RMG) has published data showing how...

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╝ of a million UK children are unhappy

ALMOST a of a million children in the UK; the equivalent of 219,000; report being unhappy with their lives as a whole, according to new figures from The Children's Society. Based on these figures, The Children's Society estimates that across the North West...

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OMG it's OMD at BME!

A special exhibition celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark (OMD) will take centre stage, at Liverpool's British Music Experience (BME) in October. In tribute to the legacy of the Wirral synth pop pioneers who sold an impressive 25 million singles and 15million albums...

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Public vote decides the North West's Best Parks

STANLEY Park, in Blackpool, has been voted by the public as the Best Park in England and will now compete against parks from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for Fields in Trust's UK's Best Park 2019 award which will be announced on 12 September...

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Merseyside Police has taken:- "significant steps" to improve its child protection capabilities

MERSEYSIDE Police have successfully implemented changes designed to improve its child protection services, according to a new report. HM Inspectorate...

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Juncstock 2019

THE Junction Pub , in Rainford, Merseyside, held a charity event over 24 August to 25 August 2019. We don't often get over that way, but we had to pop over. This event had free camping as well as live music, trade stands, auto jumble, classic bikes and cars, model aircraft displays, plus more. Despite being held unintentionally on the same weekend as Ormskirk's 9th Motorfest, that...

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Road crash victims to be remembered in special ceremony

A special service remembering those who have lost their lives in road collisions is to take place on the 22nd Anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. RoadPeace North West is inviting those who have lost loved ones or have been injured in a road crash themselves, to attend a service, at Liverpool Cathedral, on...

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90th Southport Flower Show Coverage - Part 3

THIS is our our penultimate part of our photographic coverage of...

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Formby Pool hosts:- 'Festival At The Pool'

THE 'Festival At The Pool' took place on the August Bank...

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