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Publication Date:-
2019-10-27
 

Master plan to grow Liverpool's Commercial District approved

A master plan to guide the development of Liverpool's historic commercial district into a world class business location has been approved, on Friday, 25 October 2019. Liverpool City Council's Cabinet has formally endorsed a Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) which could lead to the delivery of up to 2m sq ft of new commercial space in the City Centre over the next 15 years....

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A heritage 1st for Central Library

Central Library: A full day of fascinating events take place on Saturday ... There will be a heritage and culture takeover at Liverpool’s Central Library this weekend.

ON Saturday, 26 October 2019, a brand new Heritage and Culture event will take place which will see a day full of talks and sessions which help people date and trace their family history. There will also be 40 stallholders from groups such as:- Garston Historical Society, Friends of Anfield Cemetery, Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre and the Anglican Cathedral Archive who will be...

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Meet the PCC's new Youth Ambassadors

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has today proudly presented her new Youth Ambassadors who will provide a powerful voice on Policing and community safety issues on behalf of young people across Merseyside. Jane Kennedy launched a search for a group of enthusiastic, skilled young people to join her team, as...

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South Liverpool causes cash in on Redrow Community Fund

A new social club to bridge the generation gap and help fight loneliness is among the good causes in the Allerton area of Liverpool set to receive a slice of a ₤10,000 community fund from Redrow. Speech and language...

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Acclaimed Author Tessa Hadley commends 'gathering prestige' of Edge Hill Short Story Prize

THE winner of last year's Edge Hill Short Story Prize, acclaimed Author Tessa Hadley, has commended the award's 'gathering prestige' ahead of this year's ceremony. Tessa, who won the 2018 prize for her collection of short stories entitled Bad Dreams, said she was proud to be...

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Southport racing driver raising awareness of diabetes

BRITISH GT4 Championship racer, Ben Wallace, from Southport, is raising awareness of diabetes and has donated ₤500 to leading charity Diabetes UK, to support people affected by the condition. The money was partly raised at this year's Ormskirk Motorfest and Ben hopes he can help...

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'Digital Nursing' technology rolled out across Liverpool care homes to help reduce strain on local health services

IMMEDICARE, an innovative telemedicine service connecting medical specialists with care home patients via video link, has now been rolled out across 55 of the City's Care Homes. Digital Nurses system aims to reduce resource...

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Groups calling for radical basic income experiments spread across the UK

GROUPS across the UK are calling for pilots of a radical alternative to the current welfare system. A Universal Basic Income (UBI) would see all citizens given a guaranteed income regardless of their eligibility for benefits...

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Decking the City's Halls

IT'S only October, but 2 of Liverpool's iconic buildings are already getting into the festive spirit. This is the line up for both St George's Hall and Liverpool Town Hall who have unveiled their exciting Christmas programmes, which aim to entertain the whole family. Deputy Mayor and Liverpool City Council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and...

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Southport's Bijou Cinema Opening Night

THE former Southport Lodge's Masonic Hall, is hidden on Post Office Avenue, Southport and dates back to 1922. The building since the Freemasons moved out in 1958, it has changed usage, becoming offices for Sefton Council, falling in to disrepair and then being earmarked for demolition, until its listings saved it. The building was then purchased...

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Free fireworks event to be "better than ever"

THE annual free Lakeside Bonfire and Fireworks display, which takes place on Saturday, 2 November 2019, promises to be bigger and better than ever. Along with a hog roast by Graham Eyes, a sweet station and toasted marshmallows, there will be other refreshments and donkey rides! Organiser Simon Rigby said:- "This is our 3rd bonfire and fireworks display and we're really excited to be providing this free fun family event for the community..."

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Southport teenager wins prestigious musical theatre scholarship

SOUTHPORT teenager Isabella Wiggett has won a prominent musical theatre scholarship worth ₤2,500 at LMA, the performing arts, media and music institute co-owned by Robbie Williams. The 16 year old competed earlier this...

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1st Council Care Home for more than 25 years to open in Liverpool

THE 1st Liverpool City Council commissioned Care Home to be built in more than 25 years is now opened on Friday, 25 October 2019, they had performances from St Ambrose Primary School choir and a local band featuring 2 members who are living with dementia.  The ₤8 million Brushwood on South Parade in Speke is part of a commitment...

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Huge projections to light up the Dock for Winter

ROYAL Albert Dock Liverpool has announced plans for a new Winter attraction offering a series of large scale projections to light up the inner quay side of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, launching on 31 October 2019 and running through to February 2020. Promising an original and unique visual experience, the 6 different projections will be created by Double Take Projections Ltd, who have experience in designing...

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Thieves have stolen a giant Day Of The Dead skull

SOUTHPORT we are told is eagerly awaited Pleasureland's Day of the Dead, but sadly some "Skullduggery" has been taking place. We are told that thieves have struck over the night of 21 November or the early hours We are told that an aluminium Day of the Dead Festival skull fell victim...

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₤475k investment to get 50 metre pool at Aquatics Centre open again

SPECIALIST contractors have drawn up detailed recommendations for repairs to the 50 metre pool at Wavertree Aquatics Centre in Liverpool. The facility has been shut since April following an electrical fault in a high level light fitting which exploded and showered the pool with lots of small shards of...

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Ormskirk mum who survived cancer twice opens new Cancer Research UK Shop

A Mum of 2, from Ormskirk; who had her whole eyeball removed, and nearly lost her leg in 2 separate instances of cancer, on Thursday, 24 October 2019, opened Cancer Research...

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Thorntons Liverpool ONE Grand Re-Opening

THE leading British chocolate brand with over 100 years' experience in confectionery has re-opened its doors in Liverpool ONE on Thursday, 24 October 2019. We were lucky enough to be invited to an exclusive press event that took pace on the evening prior the grand opening, and from what we had seen, chocoholics will not be...

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Ask the Local Expert - Megafauna's Owner Ben Takes The Hot Seat!

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WE have again under estimated the interest in our new feature, more so the topic we have chosen. Out inbox has again been flooded with lots of very interesting questions for our latest local expert to respond to. Due to this overwhelming response, we have...

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Halloween fun for all the family on Lord street

THIS year their are lots of things to see and do this Halloween, don't miss the Trick or Treat Village that has sprung up on Lord Street.  This fantastic attraction, run by Southport BID has been bringing people in from all over the North West. The event is part of many that are taking place in and around the Town Centre, from creepy film and story telling at Southport's...

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Thorntons Liverpool ONE Grand Re-Opening

THE leading British chocolate brand with over 100 years' experience in confectionery has re-opened its doors in Liverpool ONE on Thursday, 24 October 2019. We were lucky enough to be invited to an exclusive press event that took pace on the evening prior the grand opening, and from what we had seen, chocoholics will not be...

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Flawed flyover removal nears halfway stage

Highway to history - Churchill Way Flyovers in Liverpool City Centre is being deconstructed in pre-planned phases.

CONTRACTORS for the mammoth deconstruction scheme will be taking down the 7th and 8th Span of the City's flawed highway in the sky and then it's spans 9 and 10 come down over the next few days leaving 50% of the gargantuan task will then be completed. The remaining 10 spans will be removed by mid-December. The major Central Spans on both the North and South flyovers; which...

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Man dies after a collision with bus on Lord Street

A local Arriva Bus was involved in a tragic accident on 21 October 2019. Just after 8am, the bus collided with a male pedestrian, on the Lord Street, near the Town Hall. According to residents and also local businesses, the bus was taking children to school. Emergency services quickly attended and the road was sealed off for until around 3pm that day. Sadly the male was pronounced dead at the scene. We are told that...
 

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Historic Mile Markers in Sefton

FOLLOWING on from our report within last week's edition:- 'Mile Marker - Formby' which was looking at concerns voiced by residents in Formby about the Marker located at the side of the Liverpool Road (B5424) we have had more information sent to us. Being in that age of the...

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Southport's Bistrot Pierre launches new loyalty app

 

TODAY, in a landscape where customers are overwhelmed by choice, so loyalty is more important than ever and businesses are fighting hard to gain customer loyalty. Some would say that loyalty programs are being used more and more to build connections with retailers beyond data collection, but in reality, it is a bit more complex when it comes to apps.  Unlike cards, that can and do get lost regularly, many of...

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Jack and Mia deemed the naughtiest children in the North West

JACK and Mia have been revealed as the naughtiest names amongst children in the North West, whilst children named Arthur and Isla are considered to be the most well behaved, according to new research amongst children, parents and teachers in the Region. Children, Teachers and Parents agree that Jacks are the most likely to misbehave in the Region, with over ¼ of those researched claiming children with the moniker are the naughtiest. When it comes to girls, it's Mias that teachers and parents associate most strongly with...

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Men are nearly twice as likely to be convicted for motoring offences than women

MEN are nearly twice as likely to receive a driving conviction than women, according to a new study from CompareTheMarket.Com looking at the best and worst drivers across the UK by driving convictions. The research found that 65% of convictions were from men while 35% were from women. Men were also found to be more than 2 and a ½ times more likely to have a drink driving conviction than women. Drivers in Surrey topped the list for having more convictions than any other area. Back in 2018 83,230 people took...

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People in the North West experience more dental anxiety symptoms than anywhere else in England

A new survey has revealed that people living in the North West of England experience more symptoms of anxiety when waiting for a dental appointment than anywhere else in the country. The survey, carried out on behalf of solicitors, the Dental Law Partnership, asked 1,000 UK adults about their experiences of visiting the dentist and how it made them feel. The data shows that 94% of respondents in the North West have experienced some of the classic signs of anxiety when waiting to see a dentist. This is...

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People in the North West experience more dental anxiety symptoms than anywhere else in England

A new survey has revealed that people living in the North West of England experience more symptoms of anxiety when waiting for a dental appointment than anywhere else in the country. The survey, carried out on behalf of solicitors, the Dental Law Partnership, asked 1,000 UK adults about their experiences of visiting the dentist and how it made them feel. The data shows that 94% of respondents in the North West have experienced some of the classic signs of anxiety when waiting to see a dentist. This is...

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Thousands of children failed by cash strapped Councils in North West

THOUSANDS of children and young people with vision impairment (VI) in the North West are being failed by underfunded Local Authorities (LAs) according to research published by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). The report, Left out of Learning, reveals 50% of Local Authorities' in the area have cut or frozen funding for specialist education services over the last 2 years, and 36% have not kept budgets in line with inflation. These services support 3,704 children; which represents 80% of all VI children and young people...

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A sex crime against a child recorded every 7 minutes

RECORDED sexual offences against children have reached an all time high, data obtained by the NSPCC has revealed. There were 76,204 recorded offences including rape, grooming and sexual assault against children in the UK in 2018/19; an average of 1 every 7 minutes. In the North West, Police in:- Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside, have recorded a total of 7,741 offences against children in 2018/19. Analysis of the data also reveals that where age of victim was provided, 16,773 offences were recorded against children aged 10 and under, with 341 of the offences against babies under the age...

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Celebrating Christmas improves workplace productivity

IMPLEMENTING Christmas traditions in the workplace can boost productivity levels, new research has found. A study carried out by Christmas Tree World, the UK's leading retailer of artificial Christmas trees, has found that 74% of employees are motivated to work harder if their employer embraces the festive period despite only 36% of businesses offering a Christmas party for their staff and 24|% of businesses avoiding Christmas completely. December is known as the time of the year that staff productivity levels can dip to...

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Hundreds attend events on Merseyside bypass proposals

NEARLY 600 people attended events in Merseyside this week to find out more about proposals for a new bypass to the Port of Liverpool. Highways England held two public events at the SING PLUS Centre in Seaforth and the Park Hotel, in Netherton, on Tuesday and Thursday, where people were able to drop in at any time during the afternoon and evening to meet the team developing the plans. Environmental specialists have begun carrying out surveys as part of design work for a new bypass, investigating habitats for otters...

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Next of kin appeal for Barry Stott

MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for help in tracing the next of kin of a man who died in Southport. Barry Stott, 70, was found deceased at his home address, in Park Road, Southport, on 3 October 2019. His death is not being treated as suspicious. Anyone who knows of Mr Stott’s next of kin or can help is asked to contact Coroner’s Investigation Officer Liam Moss...

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