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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 McQuillan, the guests share some never heard before anecdotes, funny stories and sentimental moments. Roz Power, the podcast's editor and producer, and the 1st voice you hear as you tune into the recordings, said:- "The Lonely Arts Club gives us a chance to share the interesting lives, key moments and successes of people in the arts sector, in a way that the public wouldn't usually be able to, and all at a time that suits them."

Launched on Spotify, on 19 November 2019, the 1st episode will delve into the life of director, screenwriter, and bassist in Liverpool based band:- 'The Farm, Carl Hunter.' The 30 minute programme includes his 1st feature film:- 'Sometimes Always Never,' starring Bill Nighy; his career in the music industry, and his love for homemade soup. Carl candidly tells Martin the reason behind the name of the film, which is an adaptation of Frank Cottrell Boyce's short story Triple Word Score: "If you're trying to remember the title, the best way to remember it is, if you're a mod and you've got a 3 button suit; you fasten the top button, the 2nd button but never the bottom. And that will give you the 'sometimes always never' rule; a crucial bit of information for a man who likes a 3 button suit and is a bit of a mod."

Other episodes include an intimate insight into the life of 'Angela Samata' the arts professional and presenter of BAFTA nominated BBC1 documentary:- 'Life After Suicide.' Martin speaks to Angela about the charity work she has done since her partner took his own life, including her time as Chair of Survivors of the Bereaved by Suicide. For more information on The Lonely Arts Club and to listen to the podcast, also for further details on the work of ICE and courses please visit:- EdgeHill.AC.UK.

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 November 2019.  Home Bargains, which is one of the UK's largest family run retailers, is creating up to 40 new jobs within the community, with its store, located on Paisley Street. The new Liverpool store will join over 500 outlets across the UK. Opening approximately 50 stores a year, Home Bargains is bucking current trends in the industry with more than 5 million customers visiting its stores each week! Joe Morris, operations director at Home Bargains, said:- "We're thrilled to be launching another store in Liverpool and look forward to welcoming customers through the doors."  The 25,000 sq. ft former Toys R Us store, adjacent to Costco, will offer shoppers a range of products, including:- homewares, health and beauty essentials, sweets, snacks and drinks, as well as fresh and frozen food. Joe added:- "Paisley Street will be a great location for us and we're proud to be able to offer local people top-branded goods at exceptionally low prices."

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 of nurses and is urgently trying to fill some long standing vacancies so that it can provide professional and compassionate end of life care to all those in the local community who need it. St Joseph's Hospice opened its doors in 1974 and is located in 12 acres of beautiful woodland. Last year, it was rated as a:- 'Good' Hospice by the CQC (Care Quality Commission), which found it to be an:- "effective, caring, responsive and well led" Hospice.

The Hospice holds a special place in the heart of the community and its nurses and carers are highly respected and greatly valued by patients and families. Vicky Sanderson, one of the registered nurses at the Hospice, said:- "I love being a Hospice nurse because I feel like I'm really making a difference. It's incredibly rewarding knowing that I am here for our patients and their families at such a difficult time. It brings me great comfort that I have the time to spend with my patients because that's what I'm here for. The relationship we have with families is wonderful; they make us feel so valued. We have a great nursing team here and we all work together really well; it's a very supportive environment which is important because it is an emotional job too. But knowing that you're helping to keep patients comfortable and families supported, makes it a very special role indeed."

Clare Waller, clinical director at the Hospice, said:- "We are looking to recruit registered Nurses who are committed to providing professional and compassionate care to patients and their families and to being part of a multi disciplinary team. We offer some great employee benefits too. As well as working in a beautiful, peaceful environment, where nurses have the time to spend with their patients, we also offer generous annual leave, a free meal, free parking on site, excellent training and development opportunities and the opportunity to maintain an NHS pension."

To find out more about our current vacancies, visit:- Jospice.Org.UK, alternatively you can also call them on:- 0151 932 2055 or send them an email.

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