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Publication Date:-
2020-01-20
 

Delivery of the 1st Class 777 METRO from the factory in Switzerland

ON 16 January 2020 the 1st of new state of the art trains, Class 777 METRO, a class of electric multiple units arrived on Merseyside.  The new trains are currently due to be be introduced on to the Merseyrail network to replace the current fleet of...

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Information roadshow for major highways scheme

Information - Public are invited to a 3 day information roadshow next week in Liverpool on changes to Lime Street and The Strand.

A public information roadshow is to be held next week on a new phase of a ₤47m programme to change the way people travel around Liverpool City Centre. Liverpool City Council is undertaking the Liverpool City Centre Connectivity (LCCC) scheme to reduce congestion and improve air quality and is on the brink of instigating major changes to key landmark...

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Edge Hill in 1st group of UK Universities to receive professional endorsement for sports management degrees

3 Edge Hill University sports degrees have received official endorsement from the sector's professional standards body, which will help students get ahead in...

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Research from Vue Southport reveals cinema has cognitive, emotional and physiological benefits

A trip to the cinema in Southport can be good for the mind and help us step away from the mounting pressure of being online all the time. That's according to new research released from Vue and...

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RMT welcomes Liverpool Councillors' support for Living Wage campaign at Merseyrail

THE Rail RMT has urged Liverpool City Councillors to support a motion due to be discussed by the authority tomorrow calling for an end to low pay at Merseyrail. Merseyrail has contracted out its Station cleaning work to the outsourcing giant Mitie, who pay...

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'Fake news - Who can we trust?'

ON 11 February 2020, at 7:30 pm, IMPRESS, the UK's independent press regulator, will be holding an interactive talk, followed by a question and answer session at the Bijou Cinema, Southport. They will be talking about raising standards and increasing public trust levels in the UK media; and...

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LJLA holds consultation on the future aircraft flight paths

LIVERPOOL John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has started a 2 week consultation as part of the modernisation of the UK's airspace, which will involve potential changes to the routes taken by aircraft departing from...

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Liverpool engineers help African nations shift towards clean energy

LIVERPOOL engineering company Clarke Energy is helping African businesses reduce carbon emissions thanks to innovative hybrid engines. During a visit to Merseyside, International...

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Liverpool all booked up for Year of Reading

Get ready to turn a new page in 2020 – Liverpool is gearing up for the Year of Reading.

ON Tuesday, 21 January 2020, organisations and Schools from across the City will be gathering at Liverpool Central Library to officially launch a 12 month celebration that's set to get everyone enjoying the magic of reading. Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has designated 2020 to be the year of #LiverpoolReads...

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Exclusive lecture by Andy Briggs and screening of critical acclaimed "Crowhurst"

WE can announce that VAMPHire.Com will be presenting a talk by Liverpool born author and screenwriter, Andy Briggs, who has also been a director and producer. He is an extremely popular author with his books available within UK, Czech Republic, Thailand, France, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria , Canada, USA, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa to name just a few countries. He has also gained a huge following after he gained official permission to reboot the classic character Tarzan, with a series of...

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5th person arrested after woman sustained burn injuries

A total of 5 people have now been arrested after a woman sustained burn injuries at a flat, in Southport, on Thursday, 26 December 2019. Emergency services were called at about 8.35pm to a report a woman had suffered burns to her hands, arms and neck at a flat, on Derby Road. The victim, a 38 year old woman, remains in Hospital...

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West Lancashire Freemasons give $150,000 for victims of Australian bush fires

PEOPLE who have lost everything in the catastrophic Australian bushfires will be among those to benefit from a grant of AUS $150,000 (₤79,000) from West Lancashire Freemasons to the Disaster Relief Funds set up by Freemasons in Australia. The grant from the English and...

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Struggling Retailer paying over ₤1 million more in business rates than it should be

STRUGGLING department store Beales which is at risk of collapse into administration unless it can find another last minute buyer, is the latest victim of the absurdity of the business rates system, particularly transitional relief says John Webber, Head of Business Rates at Colliers international...

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"I Love To Draw" - a pastime becomes a passion

PAUL Daley can trace his early interest in art back to his childhood growing up in Newcastle where he passed his days; or at least some of them; portraying his fantasies in the family home. "As a child growing up there were 3 things to do:- 1. You read or watched something on TV. 2 then you acted it out with friends or if the weather was bad..."

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Appeal to find Alison Hardman's next of kin

ON Wednesday, 1 January 2020, Alison Hardman, aged 42, sadly died at home, in Waterloo. Her death is not being treated as suspicious and the Liverpool and Wirral Coroner's Office is appealing for the family to come...

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Firwood Waterloo Women VS Loughborough Lightning

ON the Saturday, 18 January 2020, the Firwood Waterloo Women VS Loughborough Lightning match was held at The Memorial Ground, Liverpool. Following a hard match with no reward last time out...

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Reminder - Get your tickets for Cosplay Competition and screening of Serenity (2005)

THE Bijou Cinema in Southport, in conjunction with VAMPHire.Com will be hosting a Cosplay Competition, with a screening of...

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Reminder Chinese New Year 2020!

Liverpool will be bringing in the:- 'Year of the Rat' in style on Sunday, 26 January 2020 and Southport's  Empire Restaurant will be celebrating on Friday, 24 January 2020...

Speedo Mick is off again!

ON Saturday, 18 January 2020, Speedo Mick set off again from Birches Brow Boutique Guest Rooms, in Aughton, Ormskirk, with Liverpool in sight. Again, a very cold morning, but 55 year old, Everton FC fan, Michael Cullen, aka Speedo Mick, was up for the challenge. Last week we reported that he had suffered an injury, but that, contrary to media speculation, he had not given up his 1,000 mile charity walk! This time, he was...
 

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