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2019-09-21
 

53rd West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 Hour Race - Part 1

THE 53rd West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 Hour Race was held over 14 September to 15 September 2019 on Southport's Marine Lake. This event might not look very special from an outsider’s point of view, but it brings in hundreds of people each year to the area, from all over the world. Ever since the very 1st West Lancashire Yacht Club (WLYC) 24 Hour Race, back in 1967...

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Giants duo honoured by Merseyside Police

A Giant accolade: Jen Falding and Susan Lees have received the Chief Constable’s Commendation

THE Duo behind Liverpool's biggest ever free event have been awarded 1 of the top honours from both Merseyside Police. Liverpool City Council's Susan Lees and Jen Falding, who both work within the Culture Liverpool team, have received the prestigious, Chief Constable's Commendation...

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NSPCC urges Primary Schools to help children stay safe from abuse

Primary Schools across the UK yet to receive a visit from the NSPCC's free:- 'Speak out. Stay safe.' programme are being urged to sign up as soon as possible. In 2018/19 the charity visited nearly 8,000 Schools, from the Cornish coast to the Scottish isles...

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Thomas Cook in race to raise funds

ALL travel firms, like easyJet, Tui (formerly Thomson Holidays) and Thomas Cook, in the UK are experiencing 'turbulent' times in this period of Brexit uncertainty. Add to that the problems with Boeing aircraft and unusually warm weather that we have had recently within the UK and Northern...

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Fake Overdue Invoices being sent to freelancers and small businesses

WELL, this is the latest scam email we have spotted doing the rounds, targeting businesses. This email tries to get you to open a zip file, which has a virus on it. Not all emails like this have a virus on them though. Some of these emails though, just have a file with a link on it ,or an invoice...

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The Great British Beach Clean starts this weekend

THE Great British Beach Clean, hosted by the UK's leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) will take place this weekend, from 20 September to 23 September 2019. Members of the public are urged to join the charity to clear litter from the UK's coastline and help collect...

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Reminder - British Musical Fireworks Championships is nearly here

SOUTHPORT is ready to have a blast as the British Musical Fireworks Championships returns over 27 September to 29 September 2019. Don't miss what will be an amazing show. With 7 stunning displays over the 3 days, each display lasting 15 minutes, blasting 10 tonnes of...

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British public calls for clearer bin rules

WE are more committed than ever to saving our planet, with people trying to cut down on plastic usage and recycling everything in sight. However, there is still a high level of confusion on what can, or can't, be recycled. And this has led to 40% of UK adults calling for clearer rules on recycling. That's...

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102 year old ex-firefighter relives pass out

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service's oldest surviving former Firefighter relived his pass out when he was presented with a restored axe by the Chief Fire Officer at the Service's Heritage Centre. Thomas Beevers, 102, who grew up in Bootle and now lives in Maghull, originally received...

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Southport Air show 2019 - Part 2 - More Photos

THE Southport Air Show was held on Southport Beach, over 6 September to 8 September 2019. The event attracted thousands of tourists and locals alike to see the avionic delights flying over the Merseyside Coastline. This is Part 2 of our photographic and video coverage of the event. If you haven't seen Part 1, you can do so now via clicking on...

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Liverpool Dementia Information Day

PEOPLE living with dementia and their carers can find out more about the condition and the support services available via Liverpool Dementia Information Day. The event is organised as part of World Alzheimer's Month, the free event, on Wednesday, 25 September 2019, will see a packed programme of speakers at the Conference Centre at LACE, as well as 30 organisations hosting information stalls. The event...

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Rising number of contacts to the NSPCC Helpline about wellbeing of children

IN 2018/19 the Helpline received 72,812 calls and emails, referring 49% of these on to Police and Social Services to take further action. In the North West, the Helpline made 6,107 referrals...

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Marie Curie appeal for volunteers in Southport

MARIE Curie, the UK's leading charity for people living with a terminal illness, is appealing for volunteers in Southport to help fundraise and raise the profile of the charity. Volunteers will help raise funds in the local area to help support Marie Curie Nurses, who work day and night in...

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Southport included in the 22 Debenhams stores being closed after High Court ruling

IT has been a turbulent year for Britain's biggest department store, Debenhams, as some of the major retail names have disappeared completely from UK high streets in recent years; it looked as if...

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Wavertree High Street shut for car free day community festival

Shut: Wavertree High Street will be closed on Sunday 22 September 2019.

TRAFFIC will be blocked from using a key route through Liverpool, on Sunday, 22 September 2019, as part of a community campaign to raise awareness of climate change. Wavertree High Street will hold its 1st car free day in a move aimed at showing the City is serious about tackling climate change...

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Marine Way Bridge maintenance work

ROUTINE maintenance works has been taking place on Marine Way Bridge, Southport; leading to temporarily closures of the bridge to allow access for large equipment and for work to be carried out safely, over week days. Over the weekends' however, the bridge was reopened to accommodate visiting traffic...

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Birkdale Signal Box Fire

THE Grade II listed Signal Box that is adjacent to Birkdale Railway Station, was seen billowing out smoke, shortly before midday, on 19 September 2019. 2 fire appliances attended to put a smouldering fire out and the incident was dealt with...

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Therapy ponies' visit brings smiles all round

PATIENTS at both Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals this week enjoyed a visit from two tiny, beautiful therapy ponies. Wish upon a Star dropped into Ormskirk to spend time with the...

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Merseyrail offers free travel to kids to celebrate Car Free Day

MERSEYRAIL are celebrating Car Free Day by offering free travel to kids anywhere on their network, on Sunday, 22 September 2019. The move is part of an initiative to raise awareness of greener ways to travel and how people can make small changes to protect the environment. This Sunday...

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Statue Appeal Launched On Brian Epstein's 85th Birthday

Renowned 'Fab Four' sculptor Andy Edwards on board to create unique tribute to celebrate Epstein’s legacy

A 5 week campaign has been launched to raise funds to create a statue to honour the man fondly known as the 5th Beatle, Brian Epstein. The Brian Epstein Statue Project was officially launched on Thursday, 19 September 2019, which would have also...

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Do red and grey squirrels interbreed?

OVER the last few weeks we have had reports of a red headed, grey squirrel in Southport, plus other sighting in other areas. This has lead to a question being asked:- "Do red and grey squirrels interbreed?" We have also spotted a squirrel, on a back street in Southport, a few days ago...

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Jet off with Camp and Furnace

New interactive gameshow event launching in Liverpool where you can win a trip to Vegas for ₤7

LIVERPOOL'S Camp and Furnace is set to send one lucky couple on a once in a lifetime trip to Las Vegas as part of its brand new quiz party event Flight Nite - The Insane Plane Game. Launching in a the Baltic Triangle venue, in October 2019, the event will give party goers the chance to win a dream holiday to destinations such as:- Dubai, New York and Marrakesh. Spread across 4 electric rounds, party goers will take part in holiday and travel themed games, challenges...

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Natterjack Running's last Squirrel Run for 2019

A local running club called Natterjack Running have been using the Freshfield and Formby pinewoods as its 2nd site for the Annual Squirrel Runs, these are organised by Darrell Soden, the owner of Natterjack Running, who have shops in Southport and the Liverpool City Centre....

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Lifesaving defibrillators to be legacy to grassroots football legend

Legend: John Cantwell, left, who died last year while watching an amateur football game

EVERY local authority football pavilion across Liverpool now has a life saving defibrillator installed, as a legacy to a grassroots football legend. John Cantwell, 69, died in February 2018 while watching...

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Southport Lifeboat statement about the new Station's delay

SOUTHPORT Offshore Rescue Trust have issued a statement after reports on a few unregulated news platforms have appeared questioning why the station has not been finished yet, as planned.  The charity have said that...

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Additional mental health support for Schools across Wirral

YOUNG people in Wirral will soon receive enhanced mental health and wellbeing support in Schools and Colleges following the announcement of new NHS funding. As part of NHS England's national investment into...

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Memory Matters Dementia Cafe Re-launch

ON Monday, 30 September 2019, from 2pm until 4pm, Memory Matters Dementia Café will be re-launched. The Café meets in the Hall, at St George's United Reformed Church, on Lord St (next to Sainsburys) in Southport. The "Ukelele Minstrels," a local ukulele band will be performing. People with dementia are warmly invited, as are their carers.  For the past 2 years, a free Dementia Café has met in the hall at St George's URC Church on Lord St, Southport. It was set up By Donna Barnacle on behalf of the United Reformed Churches in the area. She had recognised a...

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Cats Protection urgently needs donations and volunteers in Southport

THE opening of the new Cats Protection charity shop in Southport has been such a resounding success that staff are now appealing for donations to help replenish its shelves. The shop, on Lord Street, Southport, opened its door in August 2019, and staff have been delighted with how local people have embraced them. The cat charity is appealing for people to come forward with, good quality goods, particularly good quality 2nd hand clothes and fiction books, to help give local cats a brighter future. The shop is also on the lookout for volunteers to...

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The gender rental gap - female renters spending 14% more of salary than males

THE latest research by leading room share platform, ideal flatmate, has looked at the vast gap between the rental affordability of male and female workers in the UK and how this impacts their rental potential across the UK rental market. Ideal flatmate looked at the current net monthly wage in each area across the UK for those that live there and what percentage of salary was required to rent in the local market, as well as how much of the UK fell into each affordability bracket for both men and women...

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44% of working renters in the North West only 1 paycheque away from losing their home

WITH little or no savings to fall back on, 44% of private renters in the North West could not afford to pay their rent for more than a month if they lost their job, new research from Shelter shows. Surviving from one paycheque to the next the Shelter and YouGov study found that almost 360,000 private renters living in the North West could be just 1 paycheque away from losing their home. What is worse, a job loss would render 232,000 of these workers (29%) immediately unable to pay...

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Dog owners warned of deadly disease

MILLIONS of dog owners are unaware of a deadly disease spreading across the UK, according to new research. While 52% of dog owners are aware of lungworm, 39% admitted they didn't know exactly what it is, and a further 1 in 10, mostly younger respondents, were unaware of lungworm entirely.  Thousands of cases of the potentially fatal disease have been reported across the UK, with 21% of the dog owners saying that their own dog has had a case of lungworm, while a quarter know a dog who has had a case of it. 19% of dog owners whose pet has actually had...

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Birkdale Signal Box Fire

THE Grade II listed Signal Box that is adjacent to Birkdale Railway Station, was seen billowing out smoke, shortly before midday, on 19 September 2019. 2 fire appliances attended to put a smouldering fire out and the incident was dealt with quickly. It thankfully also caused very little problems for the local area, especially as the crossing had been already closed for routine maintenance works, since Monday...

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