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Publication Date:-
2020-02-17
 

Storm Dennis has been a menace

THE latest storm to strike the UK was Storm Dennis, just days after Storm Ciara. Dennis has definitely become a menace, leaving flooding and wind damage all over the UK, but thankfully, Merseyside was not as affected as it was with Ciara. It did however lead to...

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Help Available for People with Persistent Pain

PEOPLE with persistent pain in Southport and Formby are being invited to a free community event to learn more about what help is on offer in the borough. The event...

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Funding to help the inactive become active!

Getting sporty

LIVERPOOL is limbering up to encourage people to get active thanks to new sports funding. The City has been awarded ₤300,000 by 'Get Out Get Active' a national, ground breaking project which aims to work with some of the least active communities or...

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Ready, set, read! Over 30,000 children across Liverpool Schools unite for City's 3rd mass Readathon

DRAGONS, wizards and hungry caterpillars are on the curriculum for 30,000 children across the City as the Liverpool Readathon returns for its 3rd year next month. More than 100 Schools have signed up to take part in this year's...

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Revealed - Liverpool is again 1 of the friendliest Cities in the UK

DO you feel it's important to have good relationships at work? Well, according to the latest research from CV Library, the UK's leading independent job board, 65.5% of professionals in Liverpool state that they have genuine friends in the workplace. The study, which...

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Friends of the Earth to host Q&A on Port of Liverpool's future and the climate crisis

FRIENDS of the Earth is hosting a Q&A on the future of the Port of Liverpool in the face of the climate crisis. Speakers at the event, which is taking place at Crosby Lakeside Activity Centre on the evening, on Monday, 17 February 2020, will include:- local MP, Bill Esterson, CEO of Friends of the...

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Hugh Baird College hosts brand new apprentice of the year competition!

HUGH Baird College recently hosted 1 of 6 Regional heats throughout England and Wales for a brand new nationwide competition for trainee hairdressers across the country. The Concept Hair Apprentice of...

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Liverpool's Schools hit the mark

Quality Counts: Adam Kewn accepts the Attendance Mark on behalf of Heygreen Primary School in Wavertree from Carolyn Harkness from the attendance mark scheme, Gail Porter from Liverpool City Council and Cllr Barbara Murray.

SCHOOLS across Liverpool have been honoured for their hard work in encouraging children to do the best for their own future by staying in the classroom. Liverpool faces a challenge when it comes to driving up School attendance; absence rates for the City are higher than the national average. The City also fares poorly when compared to many of the country's other...

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Joe Ball is congratulated by fellow staff members at MHA Connell Court.Hard  working staff member recognised for 20 years of service at care home

JOE Ball, a dedicated and much loved employee at MHA Connell Court Care Home, in Southport, has been recognised for his hard work and dedication in giving 20 years of service to the home and its residents. Joe received a certificate of recognition and ₤200 worth of vouchers from Methodist Homes (MHA) which runs MHA Connell Court; to celebrate 20...

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North West 999 IT failures endangering lives

IT issues in North West and East Coast emergency fire control rooms are creating dangerous delays in emergency response, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has warned today. The union has issued 5 Safety Critical Notices to those fire controls demanding the problems are urgently addressed, as control rooms handle a huge influx of storm....

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Liverpool's Rocket plan gets funding boost

Business case: Liverpool City Council, through Transport for the North, is seeking to remodel the city's M62 Junction

A ₤120m plan to radically redesign Liverpool's Rocket Junction at the M62 has been given a huge boost by the Department for Transport. The Rocket Junction scheme has been approved to progress to the next stage of development under the Major Road Network...

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Spill the beans - Is chocolate good for me?

British Heart Foundation's dietician Tracy Parker debunks some chocolate myths

A new survey by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has found that more than 40% of Brits confess to being chocoholics, and as many as 45% would really struggle to try and give up the chocolate if push came to Crunch(ie). This March the British Heart Foundation is asking chocolate lovers take...

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Have a go heroes praised by Ambulance Service

 

FIGURES released by North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) show that more bystanders than ever before are attempting to save the lives of people in cardiac arrest. A cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops pumping blood round the body, starving the brain of oxygen and causing the patient to fall unconscious and stop...

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Rising number of Fake Social Media Accounts

WITH the death of Caroline Flack raising highly emotional issues around Social Media and yet again the press, it is good to know some of those issues are now being looked at, but is it too late...

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Local stroke survivor joins the resolution for the Stroke Association

LYDIA Johnson, 29 from Hesketh Bank, is helping to rebuild lives after stroke by taking part in her 1st ever Resolution Run, in aid...

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Hugh Baird College welcomes new Principal

Image shows Hugh Baird College's new Principal and Chief Executive Rachael Hennigan.

A new leadership era has begun at Hugh Baird College with the College welcoming Rachael Hennigan to the post of Principal and Chief Executive. Rachael joins Hugh Baird College from Calderdale College in Halifax where, since 2016, she held the post of Deputy Principal...

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Picton project to tackle housing standards and vermin

Team Picton: The staff who will be working on the project based at Picton Children's Centre

A 2 month pilot scheme to improve safety standards and waste management in privately rented properties in part of Liverpool gets under way next week. From Monday, 17 February 2020, the Council's Landlord Licensing and pest control teams will be working with Mersey Fire and Rescue...

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Innovation Agency exceeds national stroke prevention targets

AROUND 80 strokes will be prevented in the North West Coast each year thanks to a programme to detect and treat irregular heart rhythms. The Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast, has exceeded its targets to...

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Budget - Put North West at heart

CBI believe their Budget asks will create jobs, growth and investment throughout the UK. Bold action on skills, net zero, innovation and infrastructure can kick start new decade of growth and investment in the North West said the CBI today after it sent a letter to the Chancellor outlining its key Budget asks for the Region. The CBI has urged the Government to put the:- 'North West at the heart of the Budget' with a series of critical infrastructure asks. 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...

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Author Helen Forrester To Be Honoured With Blue Plaque At Her Childhood Wirral Home Next Week

HELEN Forrester, the author who spawned a genre of gritty, working class memoir with her book:- '2 Pence To Cross The Mersey,' is to be honoured with a blue plaque as part of her 100th birthday celebrations. The unveiling will take place, on Friday, 21 February 2020, at her childhood home in Hoylake on the Wirral Peninsula. Forrester wrote a further 3 volumes of best selling autobiography:- 'Liverpool Miss,' 'By The Waters Of Liverpool' and 'Lime Street..."

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More than ½ of workers in North West don't tell their employers about hidden health issue

MORE than ½ of workers in the North West have a hidden health issue they've never disclosed to their employers, with younger employees the most likely to withhold information from their bosses, according to new research. A survey of 1,000 employees, carried out by the UK's most trusted business healthcare provider, Benenden Health, revealed nearly 52% of respondents in the North West have a health issue they have never revealed to their employer. Nationwide, some 63% of...

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Nurses invited to attend Health Visitor Open Evening

HEALTH visitors are invited to attend an open evening at St Chads Centre, in Kirkby, on 4 March 2020, to find out more about a career within North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's health visiting services in Knowsley. The informal drop in event is a chance for health visitors to chat to senior managers within the Trust's children's community nursing services about working for the Trust, including:- staff perks and benefits, and the organisational culture and values. North West Boroughs Healthcare provides a range of children's...

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Tenancy Deposit Scheme calls for clarity over zero deposits

A leading industry expert has called for transparency over deposit replacement products and is urging for any miss selling to be stamped out. It comes after concerns were raised over 'deposit-free' renting being missold to tenants unaware of the costs involved. The scheme gives renters the option of paying a smaller, generally non refundable fee instead of a traditional deposit; but there have been complaints that people have been misled. Steve Harriott is the group chief executive of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), a not for profit...

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Tenancy Deposit Scheme calls for clarity over zero deposits

A leading industry expert has called for transparency over deposit replacement products and is urging for any miss selling to be stamped out. It comes after concerns were raised over 'deposit-free' renting being missold to tenants unaware of the costs involved. The scheme gives renters the option of paying a smaller, generally non refundable fee instead of a traditional deposit; but there have been complaints that people have been misled. Steve Harriott is the group chief executive of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), a not for profit...

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Submitted to the Editor:- "The last 300 to Southport."

WE do not often do this, but this story was submitted to Editor by reader David Hughes...

The last 300 to Southport

Brrr. Brrr. Brrr. "Hello" I answered the phone call in a slow drawled tone as you would after being awoken from a siesta. "Sorry Dave, guessed you were having a nap." I recognised the voice . It was Paul from the garage. "Any chance you could come in a couple of hours earlier today...

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Broudie Jackson Canter offers tenants free housing advice

BROUDIE Jackson Canter, a North West based law firm, has launched a drop in service for tenants who are experiencing difficulties with private or social Landlords. As part of the new scheme, which is based at The Brink in Liverpool City Centre, tenants will have the opportunity to receive free expert advice on matters relating to their tenancy agreement. The sessions, which launched in January and will now take place every other Friday, will offer guidance and support to tenants on issues such as:- rent arrears, deposit issues...

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KP finds that people in the North West spend 73 hours a year dwelling on regrets

RESEARCH reveals we are a Region full of regrets as 39% of those from the North West believe their lives would be happier if they took more risks. The research, commissioned by KP Nuts, is part of the brands aim to inspire the nation to Grab Life By The Nuts, do something different this leap year and make regrets a thing of the past. On average, Brits in the North West spend 73 hours each year dwelling on regrets; with most thinking they'd be better off and happier if they'd take more...

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CROWHURST (12A)  + Q&A WITH WRITER ANDY BRIGGS

SEE a critically acclaimed film and hear how it was made from the International Author and Director Andy Briggs, at an exclusive talk and film screening, at the Southport Bijou Cinema, on 1 March 2020, from 7:00 pm to 11:45 pm. More information click here and to get tickets click on here.

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