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Scarisbrick Hotel Asylum Seekers relocated after months of lobbying

THE Scarsbrick Hotel, on Lord Street, was designated as temporary accommodation for up to 150 asylum seekers, in May 2020, through an arrangement between Serco and the Home Office. The agreement lead to concerns being raised, that ranged from safety and security, to suitability, and problems communicating advice about Coronavirus and social distancing. This resulted in Damien Moore MP and his caseworkers having to deal with hundreds of emails from constituents. But now the Southport MP Damien Moore has received confirmation...


1st Southport Ainsdale Willow Beavers have been helping wildlife and having fun

OVER the last week the 1st Southport Ainsdale Willow Beavers have been motivated to do their best this week after learning about the damage litter can cause on our wildlife and sea life. They ventured...


V-shaped 'notches' carved in sand dunes to boost biodiversity on Sefton Coast

V-SHAPED gaps will be excavated in the front of selected sand dunes, at Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve (NNR) to improve these beautiful dune...


Tesco invites charities in the North West to apply for new Community Grant

TESCO is encouraging charities and community groups in the North West to apply for funding for local projects...


Strawberry Field partners with Liverpool's Song for Kindness, launched in memory of John Lennon

WHEN 1 thinks of Strawberry Field, John Lennon or The Beatles, it is music that...


1 Man Comedy by Jonathan Harvey to go on Northern Tour in July
Photograph by:- Alan Williams...

FOLLOWING its critically acclaimed sell out premiere, at Liverpool Theatre Festival, in September, Swan Song, a revised comedy by acclaimed...


Run For The 96 Goes Virtual - Runners Can Win A Signed Jamie Carragher LFC Shirt

THE 7th Annual Run For The 96 takes place on Saturday, 22 May 2021. Due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions, the...


Hospice launches skydive event

DAREDEVIL fundraisers are being sought for an 11,000ft skydive this summer. St. Joseph's Hospice in Thornton...


Chelsea-Lea and Simone to do Skydive for Zoes Place Liverpool

ON Saturday, 1 May 2021, Miss Popularity - Liverpool City Region 2021, Chelsea Lea-Stokes, is looking for people...


Election Results 2021

THE Liverpool City Region proved to be success for Labour in the latest elections, as Emily Spurrell was comfortably elected as the new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Merseyside. Also, Steve Rotheram was re-elected for a 2nd term as Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region. The Mayor of Liverpool, was also retained by Labour, with Joanne Anderson being elected. This news also hit the headlines all around the World, as Liverpool has elected its 1st black female mayor, and the 1st woman...


Park charity scoops top environmental award

SEFTON based charity, Rimrose Valley Friends, has enjoyed success at this year's prestigious Liverpool Echo Environment Awards, which...


Art project reveals Wirral stories in only 4 WORDS

SOME of Wirral's contemporary folklore and social history can now be explored in a new community project which sees artists condense the stories of the borough into 4 WORDS. Each of the 4 WORDS can be...


Liverpool's libraries enjoy page turning chapter

LIVERPOOL'S libraries are marking a bumper year of borrowing; although their doors have been open far less than usual. During the Pandemic, the City's digital...


Shocked couple 'owled' in shock as bird of prey flew down chimney and smashed items, then returned the day after!

AN owl flew down a chimney and rearranged some items in a house in Southport before...


Pre-war 1913 food and drink menu found in walls of LEAF, Liverpool

AN incredibly historic discovery has been made in Liverpool; and entirely by chance; which is over a...


PM writes to Southport School Competition Winner

A 10 year old girl from Southport has received a personal letter from the Prime Minister after he inspired her award winning Easter Extravaganza design. Scarlett Silcock Prince created her...


Gift to Knowsley's community from:- 'Love From Anwyl.'

THERE'S a fresh chance for the Knowsley community to apply for financial support or practical help gifted under the umbrella of:- 'Love From...'


Southport skatepark improvements ramping up

WORK to install 4 refurbished ramps, at Southport's skatepark, are nearing completion. Specialist skate ramp builders are working...


Sea Cadets' Urgent appeal as Merseyside Youth Program is at risk

SOME 400 children in Merseyside will lose out this summer unless ₤23,000 can urgently be raised for the Sea Cadets' On The Water youth programme. The programme provides children and young people with a new life experience and skills as well as accredited qualifications, opening up new horizons and job opportunities for children...


Taskforce launched to investigate reported rise in pet thefts

A Pet Theft Taskforce has been launched to investigate the recent reported rise in pet theft since the start of lockdown, Environment Secretary George Eustice has announced. Sales platforms have reported a considerable rise in puppy and kitten prices over the course of the past year following more people deciding to buy or adopt a pet. Recent reports have...


The Queen's Gallantry Medal is awarded to 5 Police Officers and 3 Firefighters

5 Police Officers and 3 Firefighters are among the 12 recipients unveiled, on Saturday, 8 May 2021, in the Civilian Gallantry List 2021 for their acts of heroism. The Queen's Gallantry Medal is awarded to Police Sergeant Michael Hooper and Police Constable Stephen Quartermain for their attempted rescue of 5 people...


Invites To Writers Closing In 2 Weeks

PAGE Turner Awards is inviting creative writers to join their community of writers and get involved in the Page Turner Awards 2021. The creative writing community, with their variety of unique life experiences, have some excellent and fascinating stories and advice to share. Page Turner Awards would love to see these cultural stories, memoirs, true life stories and non-fiction books...


Wirral sees Merseyside's biggest increase in average house price over past 5 years

NEW analysis of the latest ONS figures has revealed that average house prices in Wirral have risen the most in Merseyside compared to 5 years ago. The study, by money transfer experts Xendpay, compared the average price of a house in February 2016 to February 2021, across more than 400...


VE Day 8 May

A global conflict like no other: remembering peace in Europe. The day the 2nd World War ended in Europe was one of unbridled celebration in Britain. But have you forgotten what you learned at School about the war? Former Primary School teacher Becky Cranham of PlanBee Teaching Resources refreshes your memory and provides some simple activities you can do at home with your children. On...


Sail away for a British Island staycation

SET sail to an extraordinary island and discover a wonderful holiday destination nestled into the heart of the Irish Sea. With the Isle of Man borders set to open by the end of June 2021, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is looking forward to welcoming visitors on board soon. In addition, the Company has now released its 2022 sailing schedule so those looking to...


Countdown to apply for student finance in England

SLC is reminding new full time undergraduate students, in Liverpool, that they have 2 weeks left to apply for student finance before the deadline, on 21 May 2021. The deadline for returning students is 25 June 2021. Applying before the deadline is the best way for students to ensure they have their finances in place for the start of the academic year...


New LGA analysis shows over 1.1 million homes with planning permission waiting to be built

MORE than 1.1 million homes granted planning permission in England in the last decade are yet to be built, new analysis by the Local Government Association reveals today. The LGA is calling for Councils to be given powers in a Planning Bill in the Queen's Speech to incentivise developers to build housing more quickly. Latest...


Vue Southport announces reopening and tickets available to book now

VUE, the home of the Ultimate Big Screen Experience in Southport is reopening from 17 May 2021, and tickets are available to pre-book now. From well loved classics, to a selection of theatre and sport screenings, and an epic line up of hotly anticipated new releases, filmgoers can look forward to blockbusters such as Peter Rabbit 2, The...


Machete Gang who went on rampage are jailed

A gang that went on a rampage, at Runham College, Leyland, in March 2019, armed with machete and baseball bats have been jailed. The 6 males are said to have deceased on the College following dispute between rival gangs. All those sentenced admitted to charges of affray, at Preston Crown Court, on Tuesday, 4 May 2021, and have been...


Rival to McDonald's to return to UK

WILL we soon see a Wendy's in Merseyside, as the 2nd largest burger chain in America, has announced its return to the UK after a 20 year absence. The chain has issued a statement that it aims to create 12,000 jobs in the UK and open up 400 outlets nationwide, with 30 to 50 employees per restaurant. It will be far smaller than McDonald's who have 1,300 outlets, but a deal with...



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