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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.
'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
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...
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
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...
launches skydive event
DAREDEVIL fundraisers are being sought for an 11,000ft
skydive this summer. St. Joseph's Hospice in Thornton...
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...
scoops top environmental award
SEFTON based charity, Rimrose
Valley Friends, has enjoyed success at this year's prestigious Liverpool Echo
Environment Awards, which...
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...
'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...
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...
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...'
skatepark improvements ramping up
WORK to install 4
refurbished ramps, at Southport's skatepark, are nearing completion.
Specialist skate ramp builders are working...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
analysis shows over 1.1 million homes with planning permission waiting to be
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...
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...
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...
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...