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From The Savoy to Bagel Bar

THE new Bagel Bar has launched in what was formally Bella's Ice Cream and Sweet shop, on Lord Street, Southport, opposite Sainsbury's, Harrison Brown, who is from Southport, is a young chef and entrepreneur, who holds an interesting back story from The Savoy Hotel to working with Southport's own Marcus Wearing. Harrison moved from Southport to London, aged 19, in 2012 where he began his culinary training working at the prestigious 5 star Savoy Hotel. It was here he learnt all the basics and classical French...


Northwest Construction Employment Specialists Nominated For Rising Star Award!

CONSTRUCTION Employment Specialists, AMB Technical are celebrating being nominated as Rising Star finalists, breaking company records...


Mersey Men benefit from ₤14k funding

FOR the men of Merseyside, 1's self reliance is sometimes all that is left after decades of economic and social neglect. However, one charity is...


Civic thank you to honour those who supported Liverpool's Pandemic response

Young resident Fox Capper holds up a drawing urging people to stay safe during the Pandemic.

PEOPLE involved in Liverpool's response to the Covid19 Pandemic will be honoured...


TalkTalk CEO Tristia Harrison announces 1st ever North West Women in Tech awards for Manchester in November 2021

SALFORD based connectivity provider TalkTalk has announced the creation of a...


Big screen blockbusters are back at Vue Southport

CINEMA is back and better than ever as even more spectacular new releases are lined up in the coming weeks at Vue. Highly anticipated sequel Venom: Let There Be...


Hugh Baird College makes commitment to support students and staff with their mental health and wellbeing

Travel, Cabin Crew and the Visitor Economy students with the Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter.

HUGH Baird College has reaffirmed its commitment to staff and students by signing up to a national mental...


Dance Together will be heading to Canning Dock in a celebration of legendary club night Chibuku
Photo by James Ward.

THE 12 artworks which will transform Liverpool's waterfront this month as part of River of Light have been...


Mayor and Chief Constable unite to tackle hate crime

THE Mayor of Liverpool and the Chief Constable of Merseyside Police have come together at the start of Hate Crime Awareness Week to...


Southport Classic and Speed
Photos by Patrick Trollope.

ON 10 October 2021 the Aintree Circuit Club held the very 1st Southport Classic and Speed on Victoria Park, Southport. The event was free to attend and ended with a Parade of Modified, Veteran and Vintage cars thought Southport's Town Centre, along with Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Clare Carragher, will perform the ceremonial flag drop outside Bliss Hotel. The event was a fantastic success that had steam cars to modern race cars taking part. The event also had a competition for those exhibiting and the Winners for this years Awards were presented...


New Bookshop opens on the High Street in Bebington, Wirral
Photos and report by Tony Higginson from Beyond Books Media Ltd...

MICHELLE Peters has been a leading light in online book sales for a few years, running pop up stalls, events and making twitter work for...


New Era For Liverpool's Epstein Theatre As New Management Team Revealed
Photos by David Munn...

LIVERPOOL'S much loved Epstein Theatre is entering a...


Maggie's cancer Charity says:- 'Thanks' to supporters for running the London marathon and raising vital funds

MAGGIE'S is extremely grateful for local supporters who took part in the London...


ArtHouse moves into Autumn!

WITH John Keats's 'season of mists and mellow fruitfulness' just around the corner, it is always a sign that the nights are drawing in when the Southport Contemporary Arts' gallery, the ArtHouse, in Eastbank Street, throws open its doors for its annual Autumn Open exhibition. The Autumn...


HMRC urges small motor businesses and car enthusiasts to be aware of post Brexit changes and prepare themselves ahead of January 2022

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging small businesses and enthusiasts in the automotive sector to be aware of post Brexit rules when sending and receiving parts from Europe or travelling across Europe to attend events, to ensure they don't...


Housing waiting lists could double next year with 1 in 10 stuck in queue for more than 5 years - new research

1 in 10 households in need of housing are stuck on Council waiting lists for over 5 years as a result of the chronic shortage of affordable homes, new research has revealed! A new report, Building post Pandemic prosperity, commissioned by:- the Local Government Association, the Association...


Council Tax support grant extension needed to protect low income households struggling to pay

RISING numbers of families on low incomes face paying more Council Tax from April without an extension to 1 off Government funding for Local Council Tax support schemes, the Local Government Association warns.  Latest figures show more than 2.5 million working age people...


Local support for businesses during the Covid crisis was a lifeline, says Bill Esterson MP

THE Liverpool City Region Combined Authority distributed more than ₤44m in emergency funds to more than 4,000 businesses, providing ₤3m via a Future Innovation Fund and paid out more than ₤2.5m through LCR Cares. A number of schemes were set up and delivered at high speed alongside support from Local...


Time to get ready for Self Assessment

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding Self Assessment customers to check that they have the correct information in order to complete their Tax Return. The deadline for 2020/21 Tax Returns is 31 October 2021 for those completed on paper forms and 31 January 2022 for Online Returns. While the end of January is more than 3 months away, HMRC has already seen thousands of...


Metro Mayor Brings Public Sector, Environmental and Business Groups:- "Together For Our Planet"

STEVE Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, has convened a climate change and energy forum bringing together the public sector, environmental and business groups to share and collaborate on plans for decarbonising our economy and moving towards a net...


CBI and 41 Trade Associations issues statement on business rates, saying:- "action on investment is needed in the Budget"

AHEAD of COP26, employers representing around 261,000 businesses and 9 million employees say business rate reform essential for green investment. The CBI, along with 41 trade associations spanning the UK economy, have issued a joint statement outlining how action by the...


Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram committed to improving mental health at work

STEVE Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, is championing a campaign to promote good mental health and wellbeing at work, in support of World Mental Health Day. The Combined Authority and Growth Platform have produced a series of short videos from local people sharing their perspective on mental health and encouraging...


Rock Choir launches its new term in Ormskirk, Maghull, Southport, St Helens and Wigan, under the guidance of a new Leader - Luke Freeney

AFTER a long 18 months, Rock Choir Members from:- Ormskirk, Maghull, Southport, St Helens and Wigan have reunited for live singing rehearsals and are experiencing the huge benefits of social singing for the 1st time since the start of the...


Update on the disruption to our local news and web services

OVER the last 2 weeks we have been working hard to install a new server and services for our readers, but it is taking longer than we expected. This scheduled work has been delayed since last year, due to the Covid restrictions and as a result, we decided to do the work in a block, rather than over a number of months, as was...




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