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Publication Date:-
2020-01-05
 

Welcoming in 2020

AS the world left a year of confusion behind and 2020 came into view, we headed out to photograph the celebrations as people in Southport and Formby welcomed in the new year.  As normal we headed to the following locations...

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Ambulance service sees rise in emergencies over festive period

FROM street fighting in Merseyside, firework injuries in Bolton, to assaults in Lancashire, New Year's Eve is historically 1 the busiest times of year for North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and this year was no exception. The trust received over...

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Going, Going, Gone… at Southport Contemporary Arts

THE Southport Contemporary Arts will be welcoming in the New Year with its much anticipated Under the Bed Sale at the SCA / Art House, located on Eastbank Street, from Tuesday, 8 January to Saturday, 25 January 2020. This annual art lover's sale offers the avid...

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PCC's office moves to permanent base in Mather Avenue

ON Friday, 3 January 2019, Merseyside's Police Commissioner has move her office into a permanent new base, located within Mather Avenue Training Centre. Up to now Jane Kennedy's team has been temporarily housed within a vacant space, in Wavertree Road Police Station...

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Speech and language therapy boost for Down Syndrome Liverpool

6 months of speech and language therapy will be delivered by Down Syndrome Liverpool, with help from Redrow. The volunteer run charity received ₤1,300 from the homebuilder's Allerton Community Fund. This money will be used to cover the cost of a therapist...

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Abandoned at Freshfields on Christmas Morning

ON Christmas morning 2019, of all days, these 3 frightened kittens were abandoned outside Freshfields in a sealed Christmas bag. Now, they're safe, fed and warm...

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Rail Union RMT responds to transport minister Grant Shapps' announcement on Northern franchise

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:- "Grant Shapps is big on talk about Northern Rail this morning, but short on detail..."

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January at the St Helens Theatre Royal

ST Helens Theatre Royal starts 2020 with a month full of fun, live music, dance and laughter for all the family. January kicks off with our 5 star rated:- 'FAB-U-LOUS' festive family panto, 'Aladdin,' starring Strictly Come Dancing's Robin Windsor in the title role. The show has been wowing audiences daily with its mad cap fun...

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De-clutter with Purpose for the New Year at The Entertainer

THE Entertainer, the fastest growing, family owned high street toy retailer in the UK, has announced the return of its hugely successful initiative, The Big Toy Re-Homing campaign, in partnership with The Salvation Army. The campaign will run across all The Entertainer's 172 stores from Thursday, 2 January 2019, calling on families to take part in a New Year's clear out, giving toys at the bottom of the toy box a chance to bring smiles...

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2019 - A Review Of The Year

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THIS is a look back over 2019, with some of the highlights of the year and the lows. 2019 was a interesting year, with so many twists and turns that kept us all on our toes. We don't know what 2020 has in store for us, but if 2019 has taught us anything, it is to expect contention.....

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Get quacking with less than a month to go

5.4 million taxpayers have less than a month to complete their Self Assessment Tax Returns before the 31 January 2019 deadline. More than 11 million 2018/19 Tax Returns are due back with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) by the end of January 2019. Around 54% of taxpayers have already filed their returns with more than 5.6 million of those completed online (89% of the total returns filed). Angela MacDonald, HMRC's Director General for Customer Services, said...

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Appeal for witnesses following burglary and theft of cars

MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a burglary and theft of 2 cars, on Tuesday, 31 December 2019, in Southport. We are told that around 6.45am, Officers from the Force were informed that a house on Cedar Street had been burgled and 2 cars had been taken from the address along with a Nintendo Switch console. The offenders are reported to have forced entry into the property and took keys to the 2 cars, a grey...

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Reassurance campaign after tragic fire fatality

FIRE crews from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) are visiting homes in Litherland to provide reassurance and advice to residents on New Year's Eve after a tragic fatality in a house fire, on Church Road, Litherland. The fire occurred in the afternoon of Boxing Day, and despite an extremely fast response time of only 5 minutes, 1 person tragically lost their lives in the fire. An initial investigation has revealed that the suspected cause of the fire...

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