Headlines - Southport, Formby, Liverpool - Week ending 2020-02-02

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Publication Date:-
2020-02-02
 

Transport for the North welcomes "fresh start" with OLR franchise award replacing Northern

TRANSPORT for the North has welcomed the news the Secretary of State for Transport is stripping Northern of its rail franchise and is bringing in the Operator of Last Resort (OLR). Barry White, Chief Executive, said:- "Our hard pressed passengers have been..."

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Former young carer sets up new social influencing group with charity for other young carers

Katie visiting Houses of Parliament with Barnardo's in 2018 to speak about young carers at Select Committee hearing...

A young adult carer who was supported by Barnardo's in Liverpool is now volunteering with the charity and has set up a new group to support other young...

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Merseyside businesses invited to Bridge the Gap

BRADBURY Fields Services for Blind and Partially Sighted People, in collaboration with Merseyside Sight Loss Council and Jigsaw Coaching is inviting businesses within the Merseyside Region...

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Formby residents are still worried about Pinewood Park development

FORMBY residents worried about Barratt Homes' Pinewood Park development that has started to be build on a regularly flooded field on the South East side of the Village, backing onto the Formby By Pass. Work has now started to make the area ready for building on and some residents have told us that they are also extremely worried that this development will lead to more flooding, traffic accidents and...

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Vote for Allerton Oak as European Tree of the Year

Lofty: The Allerton Oak in Calderstones Park

LIVERPOOL'S Allerton Oak is vying to become the 1st UK tree to be crowned European Tree of the Year. The tree, which stands in Calderstones Park, received an impressive 34% of more than 11,000 votes cast in the...

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Why landlord had to repay tenant 1 penny

A landlord has been forced to pay back a single penny to a tenant because of the introduction of new legislation. However, another lucky renter was handed a bumper ₤4,880.89 refund under the Tenant Fees Act which came into force in June 2019. The legislation states a refundable tenancy deposit must be capped at no more than 5...

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Boost to successful Government rough sleeping programme across the North West

MORE rough sleepers across the North West will be helped off the streets and into safe accommodation, following the announcement of ₤9.9m in funding for Councils across the Region, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has announced.  Nationally, this funding is a 30% increase this year and will be used by local...

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Should you lend your children money for a house deposit?

PARENTS are being urged to seek legal advice before lending money to their offspring and their partner; or risk losing it in the case of divorce or death. Michelle...

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Crosby School's Photography Competition returns with 'Sefton' theme and ₤50 prize

CROSBY Camera Club is inviting young photographers to get snapping in 2020 for the chance to win a ₤50 prize. The long running photographic society is holding...

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International Author and Director Andy Briggs to host talk and film showing in Southport

IN a previous edition we announced that VAMPHire.Com will be presenting a talk by Liverpool born author and screenwriter, Andy Briggs, at the Southport Bijou Cinema, on 1 March 2020, from 7:00 pm to 11:45 pm. This is your chance...

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A ½ term holiday activity to remember as 10 to 17 year olds in Merseyside get behind the wheel and learn how to drive

Driving lessons for 10 to 17's taking place at Haydock Park Racecourse on 19 February 2020

PARENTS in Merseyside looking for activities to keep their teens and tweens entertained this February ½ term will be able to book their child on their very 1st...

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6 of the best for East Prescot Road Nursery School

Class Act: East Prescot Road Nursery School headteacher Colette Bentley and City Council Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills Cllr Barbara Murray celebrate 6 outstanding Ofsted reports with pupils.

A Liverpool nursery School is celebrating 20 years of being:- 'outstanding' with its 6th successive top rating from Ofsted. Staff, pupils and parents at East Prescot Road Nursery marked the School's 6 "outstanding" report...

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Future of Baltic Triangle set for public consultation

THE public are to be asked for their views on a new masterplan for 1 of the UK's creative hot-spots. A report to Liverpool City Council's Cabinet, on 7 February 2020, recommending a public consultation be launched on the Baltic Triangle's draft

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PCC seeks your views on funding for Frontline Policing

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has launched her annual consultation on Police funding, asking local people if they would be willing to pay a little more to protect Frontline Policing...

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₤2000 worth of luggage stolen on train to Wigan

 

BRITISH Transport Police, on 31 January 2020, released CCTV images after luggage was stolen, containing property worth more than ₤2000, on a train to Wigan. The incident was are told happened at around 9.45pm, on Friday, 20 December 2020...

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Metro Mayor release joint statement about Northern Rail



IN a joint statement on Northern Rail being brought into public ownership, both Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, and Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, have said that:- "This news is a victory..."

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Brexit - what's next?

ON 31 January 2020, the UK stopped being a member of the European Union (EU) after 23:00 pm after more than 3 years and 3 Prime Ministers since the Referendum, in which 52% voted to leave. Feelings are still very high and 47 year membership of the...

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Merseyrail tops National Rail Passenger Survey as best franchised rail operator in the country

MERSEYRAIL has been named the best franchised rail operator in the country, following results from the National Rail Passenger Survey for autumn 2019. The rail operator achieved 91% overall satisfaction among its...

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The UK's Press Regulator IMPRESS is heading to Southport!

IN our previous edition we announced a unique event for the North West of England, that is due to be run on Merseyside, in Southport's Bijou Cinema, on Post Office Ave (PR9 0US.)  On...

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Claire House Children's Hospice Thanks Dashing Santas For ₤11,000 Boost

MERSEYSIDE based Claire House Children's Hospice have thanked the:- "incredible" group of almost 200 kind hearted fundraisers who completed the recent BTR Liverpool Santa Dash on their...

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Charity urges people to take test during Raynaud's Awareness month in February

DO your fingers change colour in the cold or are they numb, tingling or painful? Are you struggling to do up the buttons on your jacket? Or unzipping your purse by the frozen aisle of the supermarket? Discomfort and sensitivity in fingers and toes to even the slightest drop in temperature; as well as colour changes; could be a sign of Raynaud's, which can develop into a more serious condition called scleroderma. Raynaud's is a little known and...

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Vets warning, as vomiting condition spreads throughout the UK

VETS are warning dog owners to remain calm, but vigilant, as an unusually high number of cases of gastroenteritis, specifically with profuse vomiting, is being seen in dogs across the UK. Cases of the condition, which causes acute, profuse vomiting, lethargy and diarrhoea, has recently affected dogs in various areas of the UK, from Oxford to Liverpool. National veterinary group, Vets4Pets, has noticed a spike in cases across its practices within recent weeks, and is now offering advice to owners...

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Westerleigh's West Lancashire Cemetery and Crematorium raises ₤10k for local charities

WEST Lancashire Cemetery and Crematorium is marking its 4th Anniversary by raising over ₤10,000 for local charities. The funds raised have been donated to local charities including:- Skelmersdale's Twinkle House, St Joseph's Hospice in Thornton and Wirral's Claire House Children's Hospice. Manager, Steve Glen, has overseen the launch and management of the crematorium, which is set...

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Fear of 'awkward conversations' means people are losing out on mental health support from loved ones

NEW figures released on:- 'Time to Talk Day,' 6 February 2020, reveal the impact of the nation's aversion to talking about mental health. Time to Change, the mental health anti stigma campaign, surveyed over 4,000 UK adults; just under 1 in 4 people...

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Over 875,000 house proud renters in the North West brimming with ideas to improve their home

81% of private renters in the North West; equivalent to 876,000 adults; would like to make small improvements to their home, new research from Shelter and B&Q shows. Given more people now rent privately right across the country, including over 1.5 million families, the YouGov study for...

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People are 10 times more likely to stay in their job for friendships than a pay rise

AS job applications on the 1st working Monday of the New Year spiked by 89%, compared to the average Monday, in December, many businesses across the country continue to face growing challenges in retaining staff, especially at this time of year. Yet new independent research from employee engagement...

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