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Publication Date:-
2020-01-26
 

Liverpool brings in year 4718

ON on 26 January 2020, the Liverpool Chinese Community came out to celebrate the start of 4718, on 24 January 2020.  This year is better known in the West as the year of the Metal Rat. The Rat is the start of a 12 year cycle that takes...

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Merseyrail named most punctual rail operator in the country for 2nd year running

MERSEYRAIL has been named as the most punctual rail operator in the country for the 2nd year running; with 96.36% of its trains running on time. It also achieved its best performing year ever in 2019;  with the oldest...

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West Lancashire Freemasons' Charity give ₤25,000 to science and technology project

WEST Lancashire Freemasons have made a donation of ₤25,000 to support a project at Catalyst Science Discovery Centre in...

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Police Commissioner to have new role in Police complaints system

Merseyside's Police Commissioner is set to have a new role in the Police Complaints System.

THE Home Office has introduced legislation that will change how complaints made against the Police are handled, whilst also making changes to the discipline system for officers. The changes...

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Royal honour for Liverpool Childline volunteer

A lorry driver who volunteers with Childline says he is flattered to have been honoured by the Queen, and dedicated his award to his late Mother. Jeff Scholes was awarded the British Empire Medal in the...

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Tackling loneliness amongst older people in Southport through retirement living

IN Southport there are a few initiatives underway to try to tackle this such as the Never Be Lonely Again (NBLA) group. But there is another solution. Girlings Retirement Rentals recently...

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Volunteers needed now for Marie Curie's Great Daffodil Appeal in Southport

MARIE Curie, the UK's leading charity for people living with a terminal illness and their families, is urgently calling for volunteers in Southport to give just 2 hours of their time to hand out the...

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Application made to demolish Formby's old Ambulance Station

THE former Ambulance Station, on Church Road, Formby, has had an application made to demolish it and turn it into 12 self contained apartments, by Old Saw Mills Developments Ltd. The planning application reference is:- DC/2019/02012 and also the...

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New partnership aims to support the most vulnerable families

Photo caption:- From left to right:- Alex Murphy (Prevention Coordinator, Lancashire and South Cumbria Local Maternity System), Dr Lisa Marsland (Chair of the North West Coast Parent Infant Relationship Partnership and Lead for Parent Infant Mental Health at North West Boroughs Healthcare), Sally Hogg (Head of Policy and campaigning at Parent Infant Foundation, Marion (service user and expert by experience).

A New partnership has been established to help ensure more parents across Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and South Cumbria can access support to develop relationships with their...

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Southport's Chinese Community celebrate the:- 'Year of the Rat'

THE Chinese community in Southport have been celebrating the start of year 4718, in their Lunar calendar, on 24 January 2020.  We headed out and about to take in the sights and sounds of the celebrations at the Empire Restaurant, on Nevill Street...

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Southport care home celebrates resident's milestone birthday

Stanley Twist celebrates his centenary in style...  Stanleys cards and presents.

STANLEY Twist, a resident at MHA Connell Court care home in Southport, celebrated his 100th birthday surrounded by his loved ones. With 2 sons, 3 grandchildren and 5 great...

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Up to ₤20,000 in funding available for local projects

LOCAL charities and good causes are being encouraged to apply for funding of over ₤3 million that has been raised by the players of People's Postcode Lottery. Applications are open until 4...

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Leading charity Diabetes UK is looking for swimmers in Merseyside and Cheshire

THE UK charity Diabetes UK are currently looking for people from across Merseyside and Cheshire to take on the swimming challenge...

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Emirates is looking for Cabin Crew in Liverpool

THE world's largest international airline, Emirates, will be looking for candidates to join its multinational cabin crew team. The Dubai-based airline is holding a Cabin Crew Recruitment Open Day, at 9am sharp, on Tuesday, 28 January 2020, at the:- Liverpool Marriott...

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Pokémon GO for Liverpool!

Pokémon are GO!: The brand new event heads to Sefton Park in April 2020!

IN a UK premiere, the team behind the global phenomenon Pokémon GO, will be bringing their hugely successful:- 'Safari Zone' event format to Liverpool. From Friday, 17 April to Sunday, 19 April 2020, Sefton Park will become a:- 'Pokémon GO Safari Zone' and will play host to tens of thousands of gamers, known as Pokémon...

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Salon offering free treatments to NHS workers

A training salon in Bootle is offering free pamper treatments to NHS staff throughout February as a thank you for their continued hard work during the winter period. L20 The Salon Academy, operated by Hugh Baird College, is the...

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Sidney Road Lights' Best Fundraising Year Ever!

Photo caption:- Picture shows Helen Stanbury, Freshfields Director with Steve Henshall and his wife Jan, along with the cheque

FOR the 4th year in a row, Steve Henshall and his wife Jan raised funds for Freshfields by running a Christmas Lights display in their front garden in Sidney Road, Southport, between Saturday, 7 December 2019 until Monday, 6 January 2020. Steve and Jan spent a lovely couple of hours with the cats and all the other animals at Freshfields Animal Rescue...

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Letters to the Editor:- "Bad parking in Birkdale"

"I am concerned as to the way, car owners are parking on the pavement, by Bury Road and Matlock Road, close to Birkdale Primary School. As you can see from the photographs, these people don't care, about the..."

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Number of people receiving Universal Credit support in North West reaches 384,000

MORE than 384,000 people in the North West are now receiving specialist Universal Credit support. New data released this week, has revealed that over 2.8 million people are now benefitting from bespoke Universal Credit across the length and breadth of Britain; a jump of 4% from the previous month. In the North West, the number receiving Universal Credit has increased by 2.7% from 374,472 to 384,500, but a significant proportion remain unaware of additional support available through the benefit...

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Your Armed Forces Forum needs your organisation!

DO you provide services and advice for former Armed Forces personnel within Liverpool? If so, Liverpool City Council wants to hear from you! Thursday, 30 January 2020, sees the 1st meeting of the new Armed Forces Forum for Liverpool that will give organisations offering services to people who have left the Armed Forces the chance to discuss issues, ask questions and share ideas. The City already has a long established strategic group for Armed Forces, chaired by the City's Armed Forces champion Cllr Roy Gladden, but it was felt...

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