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2020-01-12
 

Speedo Mick is not giving up on his 1,000 mile charity walk!

ON 10 January 2019, Speedo Mick was at the Birches Brow Boutique Guest Rooms, in Aughton, Ormskirk, with Liverpool in sight. It was a very cold morning, but 55 year old, Everton FC fan, Michael Cullen, aka Speedo Mick, was determined to set off and walk into Liverpool, continuing his...

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Cosplay Competition and screening of Serenity (2005)

ON Saturday, 25 January 2020, the Bijou Cinema in Southport, in conjunction with VAMPHire.Com will be hosting a Cosplay Competition, with a screening of the must-see fantasy Sci-Fi thriller, Serenity. The film is the continuation of the television...

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Liverpool gears up for Chinese New Year celebrations

IN 2020 Liverpool will be bringing in the:- 'Year of the Rat' in style with celebrations set to take place in the heart of Europe's oldest China Town. On Sunday, 26 January 2020, the Chinese New Year festivities will see traditional Chinese culture blended with modern performances to create...

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Can we save the British High Street?

IT is already a bad start to 2020 for the UK retail sector. In Southport, Debenhams is getting ready to close its Lord Street store, on Sunday, 19 January 2020, and there is worry about the future of Beales, following the owners of Kendal's department store, Beales, issuing warning of collapse, which would affect...

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Business briefings booming

Business champion: Deputy Mayor Cllr Gary Millar, who is behind Liverpool's entrepreneur in residence scheme at Liverpool Central Library.

A Liverpool project which gives free advice to people who want to start their own business has helped more than 1,600 budding entrepreneurs since it began life. Over the past 5 years, Deputy Mayor Cllr Gary Millar has been sharing his considerable...

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New Study Shows Patients Treated With Proton Beam Therapy Face Significantly Lower Side Effects Compared To Conventional Radiotherapy

A senior British oncologist says the landmark study supports what doctors are witnessing at facilities in the UK such as the Rutherford Cancer Centre, Northumberland...

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Full time Carers make life changing decision

2 mature student from Hugh Baird College are proving that it's never too late to make a change and develop new skills.

VICTORIA Marshall and Laura Crellin had been undertaking crucial and selfless caring roles and were looking out for everyone, but themselves. But as circumstances changed and their caring responsibilities reduced somewhat, they decided to...

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Safety upgrade for key road junction in South Liverpool

Menlove Avenue, where John Lennon grew up, is to undergo major highways improvements

LIVERPOOL City Council has contracted Huyton Asphalt Civils to improve the junction of Menlove Avenue and Cromptons Lane, in Allerton, following a spate of traffic accidents in recent years, 1 of which caused the death of a motor cyclist. The works include new traffic signals, introducing a...

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Multi million ₤ attraction confirmed for Southport Pleasureland

SOUTHPORT Pleasureland today confirmed that, further to securing a long lease with Sefton Council, its ₤ multi million plans to create a substantial and unique attractions anchor for Southport, the borough, the Liverpool City Region and beyond are to progress....

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Greater collaboration and consistency needed to tackle 'County Lines' drug offending, finds Inspectorate

POLICE forces and the National Crime Agency have successfully improved their understanding of 'County Lines' drug offending, according to a new report. However, current Policing models are too disjointed to allow for the most effective response. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of...

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Highest Civic Honours for Bishop, hospitals and fire service

Freedom: The Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool, the Right Reverend Tom Williams

THE Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool has been nominated to receive the City's Highest Civic Honour. The Right Reverend Tom Williams, who has served in the City for almost ½ a century, is set to receive Freedom of the City of Liverpool. He was born off Scotland Road and was ordained priest in the City's Metropolitan Cathedral, in...

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Budget proposals to balance Liverpool's books

LIVERPOOL City Council is to start a consultation later this week on its budget savings for the next financial year. The City Council already has ₤436 million less to...

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Unwanted Christmas gifts are wanted by your local Barnardo's stores in Merseyside

WHILE Santa will have brought many children the presents they've been dreaming of this Christmas, just under ˝ (47%) of adults say they have received gifts they don't want and will never use, according to a new survey by Barnardo's. The survey also revealed that the majority of these gifts are left...

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Landlord branded:- 'not good enough' for operating unlicensed property

The Landlord Licensing team with partners from Merseyside Police and Mersey Fire and Rescue Service during a day of action in the City.

A Landlord has been judged to be:- 'not good enough' for operating an unlicensed property and ignoring Liverpool City Council's requests for information. 79th Luxury Living (Lilley) Limited, based in Southport, was charged with failing to license 12 Cromarty Road, located in Old Swan, in contravention of the 2004 Housing Act. The company was also...

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Residents in Ormskirk invited to nominate good causes to receive support from Taylor Wimpey

TAYLOR Wimpey is offering the opportunity for a good cause in Ormskirk to kick start 2020 with a ₤500 donation. The home builder is inviting the community to let them know which local groups, organisations or individuals they think are deserving of a helping...

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Southport opticians supports local soup kitchen

SPECSAVERS in Southport is celebrating raising ₤676 for Southport Soup Kitchen, and will be hosting a free eye health clinic for homeless in need at the end...

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NHS needs more 'extraordinary' men in Liverpool to start donating blood during 2020

THERE is a vital need for more men in Liverpool to start donating blood in the New Year because of a serious imbalance in the gender of new Donors. During 2019, only 43% of the new Donors in Merseyside were men. Until the end of November 2019, 1,439...

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Southern African food crisis victims receive ₤50,000 from West Lancashire Freemasons

THOUSANDS of people at risk of starvation in Southern Africa will be receiving emergency food packs and urgent humanitarian assistance, thanks to a grant of ₤50,000 from West Lancashire...

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Housebuilder donates ₤1,000 to The GEM Appeal

A charity started by a Rochdale mum that is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and in 2019 received:- 'The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service' has received ₤1,000 from 1 of the UK's...

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Happy 'new you' with Liverpool's Adult Learning Service

Make 2020 an education with Liverpool City Council's Adult Learning Service

LIVERPOOL City Council's Adult Learning Service (ALS) is offering everyone in the City a new start in learning with a packed programme of personal development for the year ahead. Each year the ALS puts on hundreds of courses which are aimed at anyone aged 19 or over who wants to broaden their horizons, learn new skills and...

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Families forced to give up food shopping to cover rent

FAMILIES across Great Britain will be forced to sacrifice a huge proportion of their grocery shopping so they can pay the rent, warns Crisis.  In 2011, housing benefit, known as Local Housing Allowance (LHA) was set so people on low incomes could afford the cheapest 30% of private rentals in their area. Following years of under investment, including a 4 year freeze, since 2016, the rates now fall short of the true cost of renting. The homelessness charity is calling on the Government to increase investment in housing benefit, as it has published figures demonstrating the amount people would have to forego on their...

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Jobs for life become a thing of the past

A job for life is a thing of the past, a new survey had revealed, with people now moving job roles more frequently than ever before. In the North West, 63% of those surveyed agreed that a job for life was something they no longer expected, with only 15% in the region having stayed working in a role for more than 10 years. The research revealed that 44% of those questioned in the North West had also completely changed careers at some point in their life, with the top 3 reasons for changing being to either find a better work life balance, search for a new challenge or get a better salary. On a national level, the survey revealed a difference between...

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Government announces new Town of the Year competition

COMMUNITIES Secretary announces new Town of the Year competition to celebrate thriving Towns. The UK Government has stated that it will be focusing on delivering for Towns, with designated contacts to help people in every Town and an expert panel to advise Towns to plan and reach their best potential. Work...

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