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2019-10-05
 

Charity Day for Kelly Heybourne at the Ship and Anchor Pub

SADLY the British Musical Fireworks Championships on Friday had to be cancelled due to the weather, but Saturday, 28 September and Sunday, 29 September still went ahead despite the extreme weather. Even with Southport's Victoria Park remembering a big marshy lake, the wind and rain, the horrendous conditions did not put off the crowds as hundreds of people, from all over the UK and we also found out that some had come just to see...

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Do you live within Formby or Little Altcar and had a referendum poling care, but don't know what it's about?

PEOPLE living within Formby and Little Altcar have a very important question to consider when, on Thursday, 10 October 2019, a referendum will be held for residents within the Formby Parish Council and Little Altcar Parish Council. Most people who are eligible to take part have receive...

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A draft master plan has proposals to improve the appeal of Liverpool's world famous Mathew Street

A master plan aimed at transforming the epicentre of Liverpool's musical heritage is set to go out to public consultation in late October 2019. A draft Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) for the area around Mathew Street; home of the world famous...

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Names added to World War 1 Roll of Honour at Liverpool Town Hall

Honoured: The names will be added to the Roll of Honour at Liverpool Town Hall

SERVICEMEN will be honoured next week (9 October), when their names are added to the Roll of Honour at Liverpool Town Hall.  A total of 26 men who lost their lives in World War 1 will be added to the plaque in the Hall of Remembrance, with the inscription reading:- "Their name liveth evermore". Special civic receptions for the families of those being added to the plaques will...

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New ₤15m Formby care home opened by residents and Lord Mayor of Sefton

(Left to Right ) Dominic Kay, Jean Timmins, Mr Paul O'Brien, Councillor June Burns, Eileen Bynoe and Chris McGoff.

THE doors to a new ₤15m care facility, on Liverpool Road, in Formby, have been officially opened by 2 of its 1st residents along with the Worshipful Mayor of Sefton, Councillor June Burns. Known as Formby Manor, the expertly designed and purpose built 76 bed care centre is...

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Liverpool's Camp and Furnace transforms into haunted asylum this Halloween

CAMP and Furnace is set to unveil a hidden asylum, inviting scare seekers the chance to tour its spooky hallways… That is if they dare. The Liverpool based venue has teamed up with award winning:- 'Scare Projects UK' for an 11 day Halloween event that promises a spine tingling, pulse...

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Lack of qualified Swimming Teachers having an impact with the sport within the North West

A survey carried out by STA shows that difficulties in recruiting trained Swimming Teachers are continuing to create widespread problems for many Swim Schools across the North West of England; with more than ½ of Swim Schools saying this is also impacting on...

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Should we continue to allow building on flood plains?

ON 4 October the UK's Met Office and the Environment Agency have marked a 10 year partnership that has saved lives, livelihoods and protected infrastructure. It's appropriate that whilst marking this decade of flood forecasting we have faced a series of major flash flooding incidents across the North West over the last few weeks...

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Southport's Felicity Hat Hire Owner Takes The Hot Seat!

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WE are starting a new section looking at local businesses and business people, so if you would like to be covered, please get in contact. This week we look at Helen, who runs the fantastic hat hire business from Churchtown, an area on the fringe Southport. We have asked a few questions...

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WLYC 24 Hour Race Coverage - Part 3

WELL we had hopped to bring you our fully edited video footage from the 53rd West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 Hour Race in this weeks edition, but like the weather, it isn't going to plan.  But we have got our final part of our photographic coverage from this...

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Home care provider hosts Macmillan coffee morning

Kate Kirk 1 of Sefton's senior care and support workers, took the award for best cake with her beautiful strawberry sponge cake.

IN aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, staff at local home care provider, Caremark Sefton, held a coffee morning at their office in Southport, raising nearly ₤60. Generous care and support workers and office staff baked delicious cakes and brought them in to sell. They were snapped up by other members of the team...

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Cannabis seized and cannabis farm dismantled in Speke

ON Wednesday, 2 October 2019, at 10am, Merseyside Police Officers attended a residence on All Saints Road, Speke and noticed a strong smell of cannabis. Following a search, a cannabis crop comprising 50 plants was found, with a potential yearly yield of around ₤200,000. A 47 year old woman and a 16 year old boy, both from Speke, were arrested on suspicion of cannabis production...

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Are we living to work, or working to live?

THE average UK worker will spend around 85,000 hours at work during their lifetime, or just under 10 years!  Globally this number is only on the rise, so it's no surprise that having a healthy work life balance is becoming essential...

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Hospice needs furniture donations

ST Joseph's Hospice is appealing to the local community to donate furniture, electrical items and white goods for its charity shops. The Hospice operates 10 charity shops across Merseyside, 3 of which, in Kensington, Warbreck and County Road, sell furniture, household goods and electrical items. The Hospice offers a free collection service and will pick up any...

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Can you help save Lord Street's Floral Displays?

2019 has not been a good year for gardening, but despite all the problems a small band of dedicated volunteer gardens have kept Southport's historic Lord Street gardens looking amazing. A few years back, due to harsh budget cuts that were made to Sefton Council, the planted areas and gardens that Southport is known for started to decline, so a small group of dedicated gardens who are from the area stepped in. Now the once so called:- 'Guerrilla Gardeners...'

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Appeal after homophobic abuse directed at 2 men in Liverpool

MERSEYSIDE Police have issued an image of a man who may be able to assist detectives investigating an incident in which 2 men were victims of homophobic verbal abuse. The incident happened within the Ichi Noodle...

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Constellations to come to Earth and light up Liverpool City Region

AN arts project designed to inspire local communities to rediscover their local neighbourhoods and spend time stargazing is being launched across Liverpool City Region. Constellations Presents brings a different artist to:- Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral to present a work inspired by a specific constellation and its relationship to local stories. It is the follow on from the award winning:- 'Lost Castles' which saw 6 extraordinary cardboard box structures being built and then demolished by communities in locations across the 6 boroughs in 2018. The project was instigated by...

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Campaign calls for bold action on transport

THE Save Rimrose Valley campaign is calling for bold action, in its ongoing fight to stop the construction of a road through the popular country park in North Liverpool. The group is demanding the immediate cancellation of Highways England's A5036 Port of Liverpool Access Scheme in favour of a non road, sustainable alternative. It wants the existing A5036 route to become free of all port related HGV traffic as part of any new solution. It also calls for Peel Ports to play its role in solving the air, noise and light pollution generated by its activities in the borough.  It goes on to demand that:- Measures be taken to secure the country park's long term future; the public's health...

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Let's change the story around loneliness in the UK this Silver Sunday

THE  Sandpipers, our respite holiday centre in Southport have informed u that they are:- "celebrating Silver Sunday, a national day of celebration that recognises the value of older generations in making a real difference to their local communities" on 6 October 2019.  In a press release the local charity said that:- "Many of us will work for most of our lives and will be able to appreciate the importance of having a routine and feeling valued for the contributions that we make to our society. It is understandable then that as people enter retirement..."

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Suicide Prevention Champion is Volunteer of the Year - North West Charity Awards 2019

SUICIDE prevention charity champion, Carl Wales from Rainhill, Merseyside, has been named Volunteer of the Year in the North West Charity Awards 2019. Since the sad loss of his son Rowan to suicide in 2016 Carl has dedicated himself to volunteering and raising vital funds for national charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide, as part of Rowan's legacy.  It can be daunting to talk about a tough subject such as suicide. As a passionate champion for the charity, Carl has worked relentlessly to tackle the stigma around suicide, delivering awareness sessions to...

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74% of North West trades people haven't been paid for a job

A whopping 74% of trades people in the North West, including builders, plumbers, heating engineers and gardeners, have suffered from a client refusing to settle the bill for completed work. That compares to just 23% of customers in the Region who say they have been fleeced by rogue tradesmen, according to a poll of 2,500 adults by online marketplace Rated People. 46% of workmen in the North West say they have had clients who refused to pay a single penny for a completed job. Whether intentional or as a result of misunderstandings concerning the project, the average tradesperson in the UK loses...

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Freshers challenged to solve biggest problem facing British high street

1st year students at Edge Hill University have been set the tricky task of solving a problem faced by some of the best minds in business as high street closures continue. Hundreds of Business School students have been exploring Ormskirk this week as part of an exercise designed to inspire thought on what makes a successful high street business as a record number of chain stores across the country are closing. According to recent figures released by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), the 1st ½ of 2019 saw a record net 1,234 stores disappear from Britain's top 500 high streets, with retailers...

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Blackpool and St Helens Hospital workers announce 6 day strike as Compass bosses dodge talks, says UNISON

AROUND 300 staff employed by private contractor Compass within NHS trusts in St Helens and Blackpool have announced a further 6 days of strike action beginning on 14 October 2019. It is the latest round of action taken by the Hospital workers over the company's failure to match health service pay rates and working conditions.  Most of the Hospital:- cleaners, caterers, porters, receptionists and security workers affected are paid only the minimum wage rate of ₤8.21 an hour, yet work alongside colleagues who...

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Kinship carers celebrated in Liverpool

KINSHIP carers are being celebrated in Liverpool next week, and grandparents, relative or family friends bringing up someone else's child are being urged to get involved. Kinship Carers Liverpool is the longest running and largest kinship care support group in the country, and established National Kinship Carers Week in Oct 2015 to raise awareness of the hidden number of carers keeping children out of local authority care. Pauline Thornley, Project Co-ordinator for Kinship Carers Liverpool, said:- "Our project supports the hidden number of carers out there who are supporting family members and keeping them out of..."

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Response to the Conservative Party announcement on live exports

COMPASSION in World Farming has commented that the Government's announcement that proposals will be unveiled to end live animal exports from the UK for slaughter, is:- 'very significancet' after decades of campaigning by them. The campaign group is now urging the Government to issue a clarification on whether the proposal will also cover animals being exported for fattening. James West, Senior Policy Manager at Compassion in World Farming UK, said:- "We are encouraged by this announcement by Theresa Villiers, to take action to..."

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