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2019-09-28
 

British Musical Fireworks Competition 2019 - Part 1

THE competition should have started on Friday, 27 September 2019, but due to bad weather the 1st nights display had to be cancelled. This lead to many complaints being passed by those who had travelled long distances to see that nights display, but that is they joy of outdoor events.  Sefton Council said that refunds will only be issued in accordance to our terms and conditions...

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Ambulance volunteer saves friend's life

CFR Peter Gregory and Tony Foster.

A Community 1st Responder (CFR) for North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) saves the life of his dear friend when he suddenly had a cardiac arrest after suffering chest pains. Peter Gregory, 68, from Rainford, gives up his time to respond to emergencies...

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New look festival lights up Liverpool

Fireworks: The River of Light is back for 2019

A light festival and extraordinary fireworks; a new look River of Light is back for 2019, bigger and better than ever! From Friday, 1 November to Saturday, 9 November 2019 the Liverpool waterfront will be transformed with light, colour and sound as 10 incredible art commissions by...

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Manufacturers set to embrace new digital technologies after Made Smarter event

Firms from across the North West tap into ₤20M programme to help SMEs grow through industrial technology

MANUFACTURES from varied industries including:- aerospace, engineering and food and beverage, are set to embrace new digital technologies following a...

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Celebrations mark official opening of sexual health clinic

Staff at Sefton Sexual Health Services celebrated the official opening of their St Hugh's building clinic in Bootle.

DEPUTY Chief Executive, Therese Patten and Wendy Hicks, matron for the service, were joined by Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council's cabinet member for health and well being, who marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting. They...

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The Dock's floating cinema returns with a spooky Halloween line up

HAVING enjoyed a hugely positive response and sell out success with its summer launch at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, Liverpool's 1st floating cinema will be returning to the Dock with a series of spooky screenings for Halloween, taking place from 24 October...

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Lord Michael Heseltine In Conversation With Shelagh Fogarty At St George's Hall

 

ST George’s Hall Charitable Trust is delighted to present Lord Michael Heseltine in conversation with Shelagh Fogarty, on Wednesday, 8 October 2019...

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Barclays launches Brexit clinics for farmers and manufacturers

Lakeland Farm Visitor Centre

BARCLAYS has announced that it will host an additional 100 Brexit clinics throughout October and November to provide support to customers amidst ongoing uncertainty. The bank will focus on agriculture and manufacturing clients with the 1st wave of...

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Hospice welcomes all to annual Christmas service

ST. Joseph's Hospice has announced that its annual Light up a Life service will take place on Sunday 8 December, following on from a special Christmas Market in the Hospice Gardens. Light up a Life is held at the Hospice every Christmas and brings the...

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Sightings of strange red lights over the dunes

READERS contacted us after seeing strange red lights on the sand dunes as they headed South on the Coast Road. We thought it might be the Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm or the TV mast in Wales, but when we learned of the location...

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Home care company wins 5 Star Employer

The award winning team at Home Instead Southport.

HOME Instead Senior Care, a company specialising in at home care for older people in Southport and Formby has been honoured with a 5 Star Employer Award. The accolade of 5 Star Employer was awarded by WorkBuzz, an independent company which conducted surveys with Home Instead's caregivers and staff. In...

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HSBC UK commits ₤250 million to SMEs in Liverpool & Cheshire

Manufacturing underway at Tiger Trailers.

HSBC UK launched a ₤250 million lending fund to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Liverpool and Cheshire, as part of its commitment to help businesses realise their ambitions for growth and navigate Brexit. The Liverpool and Cheshire Fund is part of a wider ₤14 billion fund...

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Hope Capital helps raise more than ₤5,000 for Aintree breast cancer support group

 

LIVERPOOL based bridging lender Hope Capital has helped The Sunshine Breast Cancer Support Group raise ₤5,465 by sponsoring its annual Sunshine Ball for the 3rd year running.  The Sunshine Breast Cancer Support...

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Topaz tackles match day Taxi touts

On Patrol: Liverpool City Council’s Licensing Enforcement officers at work in the City centre.

A Liverpool Cabbie who tried to con football fans into paying over the odds for a trip from Anfield back to their Hotel has been hit with a hefty fine. Hackney Carriage driver Girwel Singh, was caught as part of an ongoing City Council crackdown, called:- 'Operation Topaz,' which aims to protect the public from match day Taxi scams. Magistrates in Liverpool heard...

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Academic speaks out about the 'hidden' violence plaguing the sports world

AN academic at Edge Hill University's new Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport has voiced concerns about the 'hidden' violence plaguing the sports world. Dr Melanie Lang, a Senior Lecturer in Child Protection in Sport, delivered a keynote speech presenting research into non-sexual violence and...

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City of Liverpool seeks to protect live music venues

Liverpool Town Hall: The Agent of Change proposal will be discussed at Cabinet on Friday

LIVERPOOL City Council has officially adopted a policy which will safeguard the future of the City's live music venues. The:- "Agent of Change" principle looks to protect the rights of established venues in those instances where occupants of new residential developments complain about...

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PCC highlights Merseyside success in reducing reoffending

Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy has praised the Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company after reports showed it is leading the way in reducing reoffending. The Government created 21 Community Rehabilitation...

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Fake TV Licence Emails

AGAIN we have been asked at issue a warning about fake TV Licence emails being sent out, via email.  The subject title of the emails reads:- "Licence expired" and emails mostly contain a image file, .jpg or .png that is embedded so that spam filters will not detect it. The emails can be very quickly spotted, if you are aware of the scam. Most fake emails...

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Liverpool commits to tackling ageism

"WE need to change the way we talk about ageing" - that's the pledge that Liverpool City Council will be making on Tuesday, 1 October 2019, the UN's 'International Day of Older Persons.' Deputy Mayor of Liverpool Gary Millar will join other Local Authority leaders in signing an open letter committing the City to talking more positively about later life, ending age based discrimination, and making Liverpool a great City to grow old in. It is anticipated that the letter, that has been co-ordinated by the UK Network of Age Friendly Communities, will be published in the national press. The signing is part of National Museums...

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Council to purchase prime dockland for ₤1

LIVERPOOL City Council buying more than 55,000 sq metres of prime waterfront land, at Kings Dock, Liverpool, from Homes England, for ₤1. A report presented to the Council's Cabinet, on Friday, 27 September 2019, asked for the approval to acquire the freehold interest, for a nominal sum, to help trigger a new multi million redevelopment programme. The purchase follows the endorsement of a 2017 Masterplan and Planning Brief for the remaining development plots on Kings Dock to be transformed into a vibrant leisure based mixed use destination. Now approved, the Council will be seeking expressions of interest from developers and operators...

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Children see pornography as young as 7, new report finds

NEW research commissioned by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) shows that children and teenagers are watching and stumbling across pornography from an early age; in some cases as young as 7 or 8. As the designated Age verification Regulator, and in preparation for entry into force, the BBFC has commissioned this benchmarking research to report back to parliament on the effectiveness of this new regime. 2,344 parents and young people participated in the research, which was carried out by Revealing Reality. In the online survey, 51% of 11 to 13 year olds reported that they had seen...

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Traffic threat makes walking in Cities unsafe for children

ROAD safety campaigners are calling for the transformation of UK City streets as a report reveals that drivers do not think that it is safe for children to walk around because of the threat of traffic and that they support prioritising walking and cycling in urban areas. The report, by road safety charity Brake and Direct Line and based on a survey of 1,000 drivers, found that 33% think that it is often not safe for children to move around by walking in UK Cities because of the threat of traffic. The findings also highlighted concern over the safety of cyclists, with 70% of drivers stating that it is often not safe to move around UK Cities...

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53rd West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 Hour Race - Part 2

HELD over 14 September to 15 September 2019 on Southport's Marine Lake was the 53rd West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 Hour Race. This race continues to be the UK's No.1 dinghy endurance race and rated in the top 10 worldwide.  This is Part 2 of our coverage, but due to a slight delay with our video editing, plus we have so many photos...
 

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In School effort to end North West Teacher crisis

A REVOLUTIONARY new initiative is being launched in the classroom to ease the chronic shortage of Teachers in Schools in the North West of England. Schools are facing a growing crisis to attract and retain staff, with a potential shortage of 50,000 Teachers in England in the next 5 years, that's equivalent to 14 Teachers needed for each Secondary School.  The North West could be in need of over 6,000 Teachers in 5 years' time. Knowsley, Sefton and Blackburn with Darwen are 3 of the worst places for falling Teacher numbers, while Manchester is facing huge rises in pupil numbers. These areas could benefit from...

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Merseyrail launches brand new WhatsApp customer service channel

MERSEYRAIL has launched a new WhatsApp service for passengers as part of its commitment to real time customer service. This additional channel is part of a growing number of ways for passengers to get in touch, utilising the channel that is easiest for them, and WhatsApp will provide more immediate 1 to 1 solutions on the most popular messaging service in the world. Whether it is a question or comment about the current regular train service, ticket enquiries, accessibility or any feedback about your journey with us, messaging the company on WhatsApp will be the quickest...

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Dogs Trust launches public study to find out how people choose their pooches

WE may be a nation of dog lovers, but very little is known about the journey people go on when deciding which pooch is their perfect match. That is why Dogs Trust is asking dog owners and potential dog owners to take part in its:- 'Choosing My Dog' survey, which will reveal all about how and why dog owners pick their 4 legged friends. The unique study will delve into everything from how potential dog owners decide on a breed to where they get their dog from, helping the charity to understand buyer behaviour. By learning more, Dogs Trust aims to advise...

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