Headlines - Southport, Formby, Liverpool - Week ending 2019-12-29

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Publication Date:-
2019-12-29
 


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Santa Watch 2019

ON Merseyside, we continued our tradition of keeping a lookout for Santa as he takes to the sky delivering presents to people all over the World. This year we again teamed up with emailSanta.com and others to watch out for him. These are a few pictures we captured of him as he visited the chimney on which we had installed our...

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Recognition for Childline volunteers who have given thousands of hours to help children in Liverpool

Photo shows the NSPCC award winners holding certificates.

VOLUNTEERS from the NSPCC's Liverpool Childline Centre have been thanked and awarded for giving up thousands of hours of their own time to support and...

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Business Bank urges people to be diligent and take cyber security seriously to protect your online cash

Dave Wickham who is the Head of IT at Redwood Bank

ONLINE banking is, for many of us, a part of our day to day lives, but concerns over cyber security and a rise in online scams have left many of us asking just how safe is our hard earned cash...

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Passengers deserve better than Christmas cancellations

TRANSPORT for the North is continuing its calls for rail operator Northern to improve its service to passengers, as hundreds of trains are cancelled over Christmas week. David Hoggarth, Strategic Rail Director at Transport for the...

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Wayfarers Arcade, Southport at Christmas

THE last weekend before the last Christmas of the 2nd decade of the new Millennium, the Wayfarers Arcade Santa's Grotto, which is run by Southport Lions Club proved extremely popular. With all proceeds going to charity, this was a fantastic thing to see. Also...

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St Peters' Church Formby Carol Service

THESE photographs of a Carols by Candlelight Service were taken at St Peters' Church, Formby, on Sunday, 22, December 2019. This was just 1 example of similar services that had taken place across the country. It was very well attended and much...

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Liverpool Philharmonic announces Music and Mental health programme expansion to reach 20,000 people by 2023

THE Liverpool Philharmonic is set to expand its Music and Mental Health programme, now in its 11th year, establishing new partnerships with Cheshire and Wirral

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Merseyside and Cheshire SJA Volunteer awarded BEM in New Tears Honours Lists

MERSEYSIDE and Cheshire St John Ambulance volunteer, 73 year old, Elizabeth Stout and Officer Of The Order Of St John Ambulance, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM), in...

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Speedo Mick's 1000 Mile Charity Walk

EVERTON fan and fundraiser 'Speedo Mick', real name Michael Cullen, is spending the festive season braving the cold, walking from John O'Groats to Lands End in nothing, but his swimming attire, ie Speedos goggles. Well apart from the odd occasion when he has to warm up, due to health

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Highways England response to Rimrose Valley Friends allegations

EVER since the A5036 Port of Liverpool Access Scheme was announced, it has sparked a huge debate. The latest in this debate are allegations made by the  Rimrose Valley Friends, that we ran in the previous week's edition, about the level of Peel Ports' influence in Highways England's Scheme. In response spokesperson for Highways England said in a statement:- "We're committed to working with everyone affected by the proposals for..."

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BHF appeal for unwanted Christmas gifts

THE festive season is 1 of the most generous times of the year, but the BHF is appealing to those left disappointed by Santa's offerings to donate unwanted...

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Stena Line's newest ferry completes her 10,000 mile journey from China to Irish Sea

STENA Line's newest ferry Stena Estrid arrived in Holyhead this on Monday, 23 December 2019, after a 5 week 10,000 mile journey from the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in North Western China, where she

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Southport Christmas Lights vandalize

THIS year, the Christmas Lights on Lord Street are repeatedly being vandalized. The main tree has been attacked by vandals a few times in late afternoons.  This has resulted in the lights falling on the main structure as well as damage to the structure itself. In 1 of...

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Person dies in Boxing Day house fire

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service Crews were alerted to a house fire on Church Road, Litherland, that started on Thursday, 26 December 2019, at 2.23pm. Firefighters arrived at the location at 2.28pm, with 3 fire engines. Despite firefighters' best efforts, 1 of the 2 involved, who are believed to be aged in their 70's, sadly died. We are told that Firefighters left the scene at 4.02pm and an investigation is underway. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service Area Manager Gary Oakford said:- "On arrival crews found a fire in the 1st floor bedroom of the property..."

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