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Publication Date:-
2020-02-10
 

UK Hot Cars Warm Up Meet

ON 9 February 2020, the local car club UK Hot Cars held the 1st of the 2020, Southport Marine Lake meetings on the side of the Marine Lake. Despite the storm, which meant it was not quite the 'Warm Up Meet' they had planned. However, despite the chill in the air, it was...

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Year of Reading speeds up with Quick Reads

This year’s Quick Read initiative will be launched at Liverpool Central Library.

Liverpool'S Central Library will welcome 3 best selling Authors through its doors, later this month, to kick start a national campaign. The Reading Agency launches its Quick Reads initiative in the City, on Tuesday, 18 February 2020, and 3 of the featured Authors, Milly Johnson, A A Dhand and Clare Mackintosh, will be taking part in a free public panel discussion. Karen Napier, Chief Executive...

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New Brake competition encourages North West young film makers to shout out for safer roads

BRAKE, the road safety charity, has launched an exciting new competition to inspire young people in the North West to raise awareness and campaign for safer roads. Brake's Project24 competition, in partnership with Manchester based Coop Insurance, asks 11 to 18 year...

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Apprenticeship funding applications open

Training: Liverpool City Council Film Office apprentice Paul Dixon (pictured right) with his manager Kevin Bell.

EMPLOYERS are being invited to apply for a slice of Liverpool City Council's apprenticeship funding. The Local Authority is making available a proportion of its Apprenticeship Levy so local firms can invest in high quality training to recruit new talent and develop their existing employees. Cabinet Member for Education...

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Pancreatic cancer survival rate increase to 7.9%, but still the lowest survival rate of all major cancers

THE UK lags far behind other high-income countries (5-year survival in Australia is almost 15%). New statistics published by the Lancet Oncology show the 5 year survival rate for pancreatic cancer to have risen to a record high, 7.9%, in the UK. The new survival rate was...

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The Entertainer Dedicates Saturdays To Play In A Bid To Raise Funds For Young Minds and Awareness for Children's Mental Health Week

THE Entertainer, the fastest growing, family owned high street toy retailer in the UK, is partnering with Young Minds throughout February in support of Children's...

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Merseyside's Police Commissioner has revised the Community Remedy scheme

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has revised the Community Remedy scheme which sets out how perpetrators of anti social and nuisance crimes should be dealt with outside of Court. Jane Kennedy has published an updated Community Remedy document, which provides a list...

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Ambulance Service supports National Apprenticeship Week

North West Ambulance Service's emergency medical dispatcher apprentices celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

HIGHLIGHTING the positive impact apprentices have on its workforce, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has been supporting National Apprenticeship Week and held a special event to celebrate learners who have completed their apprenticeships. National Apprenticeship Week is an annual wee long celebration

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West Lancashire Freemasons holiday raises ₤7500 for Charity

FREEMASONS from the Wigan area were joined by colleagues from:- Leigh, Warrington, Eccles, Trafford, Ormskirk and Liverpool lodges on an organized fundraising holiday for 5 days in Scotland. Together with their friends and partners they raised a total of ₤7500 by a series of raffles, bingo and a sponsored walk around...

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Metal Detectors go a hunting...

THE West Lancs Metal Detectors on Thursday, 6 February 2020 where detecting on the boarder of Merseyside and West Lancs, on a field next to the New Scarisbrick Arms, on Black A More Lane, and the Altcar Lane (B5195) for a bit ...

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Council's private sector housing enforcement team continues despite renewal application rejection

Buddleia roots from an external plant have pushed off tiles in internal utility room wall

LIVERPOOL City Council's robust enforcement of housing standards has continued despite the Government's rejection of an application to renew the City wide Selective Licensing Scheme. Lee Cook, of 83 Reva Road, Broadgreen, today pleaded guilty...

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Motorists in Formby take note

ROAD works are planned 10 February to 19 February 2020, to create an access off Liverpool Road, to new housing development:- 'Pinewood Park,' in Formby. Temporary traffic lights will be in place from 9.30am to 3.30pm, on Liverpool Road, Formby, near the Formby Bypass Roundabout, but will be removed and road fully open outside those times. Despite local objects and concerns, Barratt Homes have been given planning permission...

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500 new Police Officers for the streets of Merseyside

PCC to present funding plans to Panel after gaining public support

MERSEYSIDE Police is set to recruit 500 new Officers over the next year, after the Police Commissioner's proposals to balance the budget were endorsed by the body which scrutinises her work. The Police and Crime Panel approved Jane Kennedy's plans to balance Merseyside Police's budget and cover the inflationary pressures facing the Force. This approved Police precept...

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North West Students Head to National Championship After Winning Regional Tournament

THE competition run by FIRST® Tech Challenge UK is geared to connect young people with STEM in thriving science and innovation hotspot struggling with shortage in high skilled workers. Robots built by students in the North West of England competed during the weekend at FIRST® Tech Challenge UK's Regional Tournament at the De La Salle Academy in Liverpool. The winning teams will now progress to London's Copper Box Arena, in March 2020, where they will compete to represent the UK in the world championships in May, held in the USA, alongside 40,000 young people from 100 countries. FIRST UK is more than a tech education charity. While the...

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Every child in England to be offered cycle training

AN extra ₤22 million for the Access Fund, Big Bike Revival and Walk to School Outreach will fund projects in 2021, to kickstart behaviour change. The Government has announced all children in England will be taught the skills for a lifetime of cycling, as its Bikeability training programme is significantly expanded. The Cycling Minister, Chris Heaton Harris, will join World and European Champion track cyclist Andy Tennant in a Bikeability session at Newnham Primary School in Daventry. The commitment will see an additional 400,000 training places offered on the scheme each year, providing children with the core skills to cycle safely and confidently on the road. More than 80% of children aged between 8 and 10 years...

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Late filing by Taxpayers gives Government a ₤95 million pound boost

HMRC'S official records indicate that 958,000 missed the recent 31 January deadline for filing their Self Assessment Tax Returns say leading accountancy and Tax advisory firm Blick Rothenberg. Robert Salter, at Blick Rothenberg said:- "As these Taxpayers are automatically liable to a ₤100 late filing penalty (even if they haven't actually underpaid any Tax), this failure provides HM's Government with another ₤25m in income compared to the previous year. Salter points out that the number of un submitted Tax Returns has risen by over 30% on a year by year basis from 2017/18 and 2018/19 and that this is a problem that HMRC..."

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Historic budget brings chance for UK wide surge in investment

THE start of 2020 has seen a welcome lift in business confidence. This historic, 1st budget of a new decade offers the chance to turn rising optimism into a surge in investment across the UK. It is private sector investment that will lift productivity and enable all parts of the country to share in economic growth. Investment is also the key to building the UK into a global innovation leader. Business strongly welcomes the Chancellor's vision to level up communities and lead the way in low carbon energy and is committed to playing its full part. Private sector investment has fallen over the past couple of years. This Budget offers the opportunity to reverse this decline through pro-enterprise economic...

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Liverpool Wavertree MP Paula Barker to introduce bill on National Minimum Wage

PAULA Barker MP has announced she will be introducing a bill on National Minimum Wage after being successfully drawn in the Private Member's Bill ballot. 20 lucky MPs were drawn in the ballot which took place in January 2020, and these MPs have spent the past few weeks deciding on which topic they wish to introduce legislation. Paula Barker MP was drawn 6th in the ballot and the bill will be the National Minimum Wage Bill. The 1st opportunity for MPs to debate the bill; known as the 'Second Reading' stage, will be on 26 June 2020. It is up to the Member to decide on the Bill's topic, and Commons clerks may...

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Flooding again in Formby

STORM Ciara has resulted in flooding as large parts of Britain took a battering, with gales and heavy rain. Yet again, Formby had quite a bit of flooding, a problem that locals say is getting worse, as housing developments keep being built on natural drainage areas and...
 

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Liverpool's Philharmonic Pub becomes Grade I listed

THE Philharmonic Dining Rooms, Liverpool, has been upgraded to Grade I by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England, making it the 1st purpose built, Victorian Public House to receive a Grade I listing. Regarded as a 'cathedral among pubs' for its opulence, the Philharmonic was 1 of the most spectacular Pubs to be completed at the end of the 19th Century, known as the 'golden age' of Pub building. It now joins the top 2.5% of protected historic buildings in England such as:- Buckingham Palace, Chatsworth House and Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral Church of Christ in gaining the highest listed status. In addition, 2 Grade II and 8 Grade II listed...

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Advice for parents in Lancashire to help them support their child's wellbeing in everyday family life

THERAPISTS from children's charity Barnardo's have put together some advice for parents for Time to Talk Day and Children's Mental Health Week, to show how they can support their child's wellbeing in everyday family life. In society today, we are seeing a crisis in children's mental health. It's estimated 1 in every 8 children has a diagnosable mental health condition. Early intervention and support are vital to prevent children reaching crisis point, but often it's unfortunately only when a child reaches this point that they can get help. Many parents assume they can't help their child if they start to show signs they are...

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