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2019-09-08
 

Charity Day for Kelly Heybourne at the Ship and Anchor Pub

AT the start of National Payroll week and as the UK looks set to leave the European Union, on 31 October 2019, quite possibly on a:- "no deal" (hard BREXIT) basis, payroll teams need to consider what this means with regard to Social Security and their internationally mobile employees say leading accounting and tax advisory firm Blick Rothenberg...

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From saving sex slaves to Southport

A couple who helped rescue over 30 girls from sex trafficking, in Cambodia, are now helping lead a Southport Church and will be officially inducted into the role on Saturday, 14 September 2019.  David and Esther Allen joined Lakeside Church earlier this...

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City Council empowers residents with ₤1m 'Community Chest'

The right ingredients sees Michelle O’Dwyer of Bay Tree Cookery Academy, along with Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson and Liverpool Walton MP Dan Carden, taking part at a 1 of her community sessions.

COMMUNITIES across Liverpool are being given the chance to take control of their future thanks to a new ₤1m City Council improvement fund. The Mayoral Inclusive Growth Fund has been designed...

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Local Schools encouraged to apply for free outdoor learning resources

AS children across the country return to the classroom, local Schools are being encouraged to apply for up to ₤500 worth of free outdoor learning resources to allow youngsters to get hands on...

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Runners Set To Descend On Wirral For Weekend Of Races

Races at Arrowe Park, Thurstaston and New Brighton

THE 3 races, Wirral 10K, Wirral ½ Marathon and Whistle Stop Tour Of Wirral, are organised and delivered by Hoylake based BTR Liverpool. Limited entries are still available. The events start with...

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1st weekend road closure for flyover removal scheme

Phase 1 of the deconstruction of The Churchill Way Flyovers in Liverpool City Centre has begun

THE complex removal of Liverpool's Churchill Way flyovers is to move up a gear and have now started. Contractors are now on site dismantling the 3 footbridges that sit underneath the structurally...

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Liverpool FC quartet to star in celebrity golf classic

Photo caption: Mark Lawrenson tries out a football powerchair for size alongside Caudwelll Children benificiary Dylan Kelsal

4 of Liverpool Football Club's greatest ever players will swap their football shorts for plus 4's when they appear at a charity golf tournament, later this month. Mark Lawrenson, Ronnie Whelan...

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Photography graduate secures position at 1 of the UK's leading photography exhibition spaces

HUGH Baird University Centre graduate Andrew Yates has secured a position at 1 of the UK's leading photography...

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North West Manufacturers Urged to Grow Through Digital Transformation

INDUSTRY 4.0 programme Made Smarter will provide SMEs with the tools to create a digital roadmap for their business in a free event, on 11 September 2019, at the:- Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel. Liverpool SME...

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New trains for the Merseyrail Network begin to take shape

THE new state of-the art fleet for the Merseyrail Network is beginning to take shape with a crucial milestone reached in the manufacturing process. The basic structure of the 1st train is now complete, with the wheelsets (bogies) attached to the bodyshell and factory based testing has commenced. Train manufacturer Stadler will be...

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Edge Hill shortlisted for higher education 'Oscars'

EDGE Hill University has been shortlisted in two categories in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) awards. The institution has been recognised...

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University shortlisted in Outstanding Entrepreneurial University category at annual Times Higher Education Awards

THE University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been recognised for its entrepreneurial spirit after being shortlisted...

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16 year old assaulted on Formby Beach

       

MERSEYSIDE Police have issued CCTV stills of a number of males Police believe could have information which would assist an investigation into an assault in Formby . This follows on from a report being received that a teenage boy was assaulted, on Formby Beach, on Tuesday, 23 July 2019.  Merseyside Police said that:- "It was reported to..."

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Volunteers wanted to help assess Hospitals

SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk Hospitals are looking for volunteers to help with their annual inspection of patient services. The Place assessments, Patient Led Assessments of the Care...

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'Challenging' Policing landscape detailed in PCC's 7th Annual Report

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has today unveiled her 7th Annual Report informing the public, partners and stakeholders about her work over the last year and describing...

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Christmas Ladies Day tickets on sale

TICKETS for this year's St. Joseph's Hospice Christmas Ladies Day are now on sale. The popular event will be back at The Titanic Hotel, in Liverpool, on Sunday, 1 December 2019 and...

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Become flushed with success on Waterloo Place

YOUR business here --- Waterloo Place, on Hanover Street, has now been designated a consent street for traders...

ARE you a new business owner? Do you have a unique product to sell? Do you want to reach new customers in a City...

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Calls for Merseyside residents to have their say over future of energy

ACCORDING to findings from a new survey panel, calling for Merseyside residents to sign up to help shape the future of the energy sector, almost ½ of the respondents aren't aware that gas boilers are one of the main ways households contribute to climate change. The Home Truths panel revealed that 47% of people surveyed were not aware of the environmental impact of gas boilers, which are responsible for 17% of CO2 emissions through keeping our homes and...

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Weather fails to dampen MaghullFest

ON Saturday, 31 August 2019, the KGV Playing Field, next to Maghull Town Hall, became the location for another MaghullFest. We had been invited to pop over and take a look at this event, that had entertainment provided by the Merseycats, plus Donkey Rides, Children's fairground rides and even a sensory play area, along with other interesting things to see and do. 12 of the stands even had the Mayor of Maghull...

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Smoking gets kicked out of kids' football matches

SMOKING by adults at children's football matches in Liverpool will be officially stubbed out from this weekend as the new season kicks off. After a successful 6 week pilot throughout the summer, Smokefree Sidelines Liverpool guidance will now apply and any adults smoking or vaping, at

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Liverpool building to be featured on Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings of 2019

ON Friday, 13 September 2019, national architecture charity the Victorian Society will reveal the Top 10 Most Endangered Victorian and Edwardian Buildings in England and Wales. The Top 10 Endangered Buildings campaign has been running for over a...

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Southport School Children Urged to Drive Awareness of Road Safety

FOR the 11th year running, promotional products, badges and School uniform specialist, Recognition Express, has joined Forces with national road safety charity, Brake, to host its annual design a road safety banner competition, that runs overt...

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Knowsley Safari launches 'Animal Aerobics' lessons for local Schools

KNOWSLEY Safari is helping School children across Merseyside to get fit with animal inspired exercise classes. The 'Move Like Me' classes aim to leverage Primary School children's interest in wildlife to get them moving like animals in a fun, physical

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Fusion Fest Review - Sunday
Report by Penelope Livesey. Photos by Sean Taylor.

WITH a sunny (albeit slightly chilly) morning, on 1 September 2019, at the 2nd day of this year's Fusion Festival held at Sefton Park looked set to be a hit. A large area of the park had been cordoned off to allow space for a fairground, plenty of fast food stalls, bars and, of course, the main stage.  The 1st act, New Rules, were less well known than the other artists, but showed genuine excitement to be there and put on an enjoyable show that was well received. This could well be a band to watch out for with some new music and tours in the pipeline. Next up was HRVY who came on stage to a chorus of screams; it seems he's very popular with the younger...

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Letter to the Editor:- "Ormskirk Parking"

"WHY do we charge so much money for parking in Sefton?  I see people banging on about this for years now, but I have never really thought about it until recently.  Following a family event in Ormskirk, I had the pleasure of taking some time in order to take a look round the historic market Town.  I have not been to this place for..."

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Firefighter numbers in crisis after chronic underfunding
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FIREFIGHTER posts have increased by just 318 this year, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has learned. This year's 1% increase means that there are still nearly 11,500 fewer UK Firefighters...

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National Youth Theatre to perform:- 'The Lost Boys' in Waterloo

THE National Youth Theatre have chosen host a play, by Luke Barnes, called:- 'The Lost Boys' at Old Christ Church, Waterloo. the show will be preformed on Friday, 20 September 2019. The Friends of Old Christ Church told us that:- "Audience members are welcome to see the show for free but can also make a small donation of ₤5 or what they think is appropriate. Tickets..."

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Mayor calls for benefits rise to help vulnerable with no deal Brexit

MAYOR of Liverpool Joe Anderson is calling on the Government to increase welfare payments by 20% to help people in poverty continue to afford to buy food in the event of a no deal Brexit. His comments come after Michael Gove, the Cabinet minister responsible for preparing for Brexit, conceded food prices may rise. Increases predicted at 5% to 10% have previously been made by...

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Anti Fracking campaigners get ready for a fight

LOCAL action groups have come together over the last few weeks to hold a series of public meetings...

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Southport Bijou Cinema

THE Southport Bijou Cinema is nearing completion and we have some very special news about Halloween to pass on to our readers in our next edition...

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Southport Flower Show 2019 - Part 4

THIS is our final selection of photographs taken at the Southport Flower Show, along with some more video footage...

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