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2019-11-24
 

Appeal for information after stolen Car crashes into a Southport hair salon

THE Owner of Viva Hair Design on Union Street was extremely upset after seeing the crash involving a suspected stolen Vauxhall Corsa that ended up taking out the shop front, but with help she was back up and running the day later. But we are told that some major work will have to be done to the property after Christmas. Following the crash at around 2:15am, on Monday, 18 November 2019, Merseyside Police issued...

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No Christmas Tree Lights for Ainsdale Village

THIS Christmas, despite the Ainsdale Civic Society having been able to purchase the large tree for the Village Church Garden, they are disappointed to announce that due to a lack of funds and cuts in the Society's usual funding, they can not hold the annual...

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BP Petrol Station Formby, going electric

THE Liverpool Road BP Petrol Station, in Formby, currently has contractors working hard, putting in a very interesting electrical installation. We are told that they are currently installing public ultra fast charging points for electric vehicles. We are told that this...

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Have you registered to vote?

THE Deadline for registering to vote in the General Election, on 12 December 2019 is 11:59pm, on 26 November 2019. This will be the most important General Election the UK has seen in living memory.  If you have not yet registered you should and want to vote by post, the deadline is:- 5pm, on 26 November 2019, if you live in...

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Merseyrail launches smoking ban at all Stations

Merseyrail has announced a smoking ban at all stations on its network from 1 December 2019.

ALL passengers from 1 December 2019 will not be allowed to smoke in any public areas of Merseyrail Stations or Platforms with the exception of Car Parks. The move comes off the back of the national Stoptober campaign, and is part of Merseyrail's commitment to...

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Rough sleeper services ready for winter

LIVERPOOL City Council's Outreach Teams are encouraging people sleeping rough on the City streets to come inside during the winter weather. The City Council funded workers are out in the City, speaking to people who are on the streets, assessing their needs and offering support. With temperatures falling to below freezing, the teams are urging anyone on the streets to come inside and take advantage of the services available.  This...

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Mayor's foodbank appeal to help feed the hungry this Christmas

Kind-hearted scousers are being asked for their help to feed vulnerable families this Christmas.

THE Mayor's Hope Fund has launched an appeal for donations of tins, packets and UHT milk and juice to stock the shelves of foodbanks in the City. Liverpool City Council has set up food collection points in Lifestyles...

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Home Bargains opens new store in Liverpool

HOME Bargains has invested approximately ₤800,000 in its new store in Liverpool, which opened at 8.00am, on Saturday, 23...

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Edge Hill launches new podcast for art lovers

THE Lonely Arts Club podcast is a series of interviews with creative and cultural people, discovering their journey into the arts and where it's led them. Introduced by Director of the Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE), Martin...

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Southport Christmas Lights Switch On - Part 2

THIS is part 2 of our coverage of the Southport Christmas Lights Switch On, that took place on Lord Street, Southport, on 17 November 2019,thanks to the Southport BID. This year's Lights Switch-On had a host of stars from, CBeebies 'Let's Play' Presenter Sid, to Wet Wet Wet and Liberty X singer, Kevin Simm, who won the Voice UK in 2017 and 1980's pop star, Liverpool's very own legendary Sonia. But it was headliner Peter Andre who captured the attention of the crowds, Also making a magical appearance were Southport's brilliant StarKidz and STA Dance Academy...

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Hospice appeals for nurses amidst national shortage

A Merseyside healthcare charity is calling out to registered nurses across the region to fill vacancies at the 45 year old Hospice. Like many healthcare establishments, St. Joseph's Hospice, on Ince Road in Thornton, has been impacted by a national shortage...

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Stop! Find! Check! Label! WaterSafe urges homeowners to take stop tap action

WATERSAFE, the UK register of approved plumbers, is urging homeowners in Merseyside to stop, find, check and label their internal stop tap and make this job the top of their:- 'to do' list this winter. The internal stop tap will shut off the water supply quickly if pipes...

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Removal of flawed Flyovers enters final phases

Journey's end: The final phases of removing the Churchill Way Flyovers in Liverpool City Centre are about to begin,  with 1 ½ of Liverpool's flawed Churchill Way Flyovers will have vanished from the City's skyline after this weekend.

THE remaining 4 spans of the Northern Flyover will be taken down as engineers embark on the final phases of the monumental, 4 month long task of dismantling the condemned 50 year old structures. Contractors for the mammoth deconstruction scheme are to deploy 'munching machines' originally used on the removal of the footbridges, which serviced the City Centre's last remaining...

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Royal British Legion Responds to Changing Nature of Armed Forces Community

FOR nearly 100 years The Royal British Legion has supported the British Armed Forces community, providing practical help and campaigning on their behalf. As the charity looks ahead to...

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Are you going to the Octave Choir's "Christmas Favourites" concert?

THE Ainsdale based Octave Choir and Guests will be holding a Christmas event on Saturday, 14 December 2019, from 7:30pm, at St John's Church, Ainsdale. Tickets are ₤5 and can be obtained via calling Sue Hughes on:- 01704 576482 or Lesley Phipps on:- 07779018115. Refreshments and bar will be available on the night. If you do not know who the Octave Choir are, they perform a variety of music, ranging from choral arrangements of popular classics, through show tunes to light classical. Most...

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Children's Nursery and Director found to have been misleading TPR and avoiding paying pensions for their staff?

MERSEYSIDE based Sulouste Ltd, who moved their registered office from 5 the Crescent, Waterloo Park, Crosby, to Nazeby Avenue, Crosby, back in June 2019, when Mrs. Christine Moore became a person with significant control was taken to Court by The Pensions Regulator (TPR). Since then, the Pre-School Nursery and its main Director have been ordered to pay ₤8,200 for failing to comply with their Pension duties and for misleading TPR by falsely claiming staff had been put...

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The cost of your Christmas lights displays; homeowners call in professional help spending thousands

TRADESPERSON comparison site, HaMuch.com, has looked at the true cost of a Christmas lights display outside your home and how much you could be forking out this festive season once the dust has settled at the end of December 2019.   HaMuch.com looked the cost of buying the lights, the energy costs of running these lights for just six hours a day for the month of December, and even the cost of hiring someone to put your display up professionally.  On the most basic level, an...

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North West among Britain's savviest 2nd hand users

BRITAIN is sitting on a goldmine worth up to ₤13 Billion as it stores valuable 2nd hand goods tucked away in its bits 'n bobs drawers. The research also found that 86% of people in the North West have purchased pre-owned goods in the past. The average bits 'n bobs drawer contains tech worth up to ₤500, according to national research by Mazuma Mobile. And with almost 9 out of 10 of the 27.6 million households in the UK having a bits 'n bobs drawer, that's a staggering amount of forgotten loot lying dormant in UK homes. It does seem, however, that...

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60% of young people work 2nd job to meet costs of living

BRITAIN'S Graduate debt crisis means that nearly ½ of current students and recent Graduates (42%) have joined the gig economy, in order to combat debt, afford rent and the rising cost of living. 22% also cited having 2 additional jobs, with the next generation of workers concerned about the overwhelming cost of living.  Side hustles are most commonly defined as a type of employment undertaken in addition to studying or having a full time job in order to provide additional income. However, Milkround's survey of nearly 5,000...

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City turns orange to highlight domestic violence

LIVERPOOL is holding a series of events in support of a United Nations campaign to break down the wall of silence surrounding domestic violence. Domestic abuse is a crime that can affect anybody and reported incidents are on the rise. Merseyside Police received over 13,500 calls in 2018, high risk cases increased by 17% and recorded crime went up by 41%, compared to 2018. Monday, 25 November 2019, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, and the region is showing its support with...

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Tips on Self Assessment scams

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning millions of Self Assessment customers to be aware of fraudsters in the run up to the 31 January 2020 filing deadline. Over the last year, HMRC received nearly 900,000 reports from the public about suspicious HMRC contact:- phone calls, texts or emails. More than 100,000 of these were phone scams, while over 620,000 reports from the public were about bogus tax rebates. Some of the most common techniques fraudsters use include phoning taxpayers offering a fake tax refund, or pretending to be HMRC by...

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Christmas Lights Switch-On Formby 2019 - Part 1

THIS is a sneak preview of our photographic coverage of the Christmas Lights Switch-On, that was held on 24 November 2019.  Full coverage will be in next weeks edition with video!  If you attended, please do let us know what you thought of this event via emailing us...

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