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Locals even more puzzled as Definitive Map Modification Orders added to St Luke's Church Road

EVER since property developer, Mike McComb, who owns the multimillion pound mansion Firwood Hall resurfaced the road part of St Luke's Church Road, installed gates, drainage and landscaping at his own expense, people have been confused as to if it was a public right of way, or not. For a long time signs have been shown saying that it is a:- "Private road. Unauthorised vehicles not permitted" along the road that Mr McComb said was previously in:- 'appalling condition' until his make over. Many locals would agree to that statement...


The last of the Debenhams stores close

AFTER over 200 years on the high street, Debenhams will close its doors on for good, and that included the Debenhams retail outlet in...


Very small sinkhole opens up again in Formby Village

A very small sinkhole has appeared again on Chapel Lane, Formby, on the pedestrian crossing, outside the Iceland Store. Sefton...


Dobbies hosts bee brilliant virtual event with Neal's Yard Remedies to celebrate World Bee Day with Merseyside customers

DOBBIES, the UK's leading garden centre retailer, is marking World Bee Day 20...


₤3m investment in Aintree warehouse creates 25 new jobs

PREVENTATIVE healthcare company PAM Group has doubled the warehouse capacity for its specialist retail business with a ₤3m investment in new premises...


Botanic Lake Campaigner Praises MPs Office for 'Very Helpful' response

SOUTHPORT MP, Damien Moore, is urgently pursuing funding to clean up and improve a lake, in Southport...


The Liverpool ONE Foundation celebrates ₤2.5M worth of grants on Mental Health Awareness Week

AWARD winning retail and leisure destination Liverpool ONE has awarded local...


Alder Hey Children's Charity Embassy launches at Pleasureland

THE world's 1st ever charity embassy will open in Southport, on 1 June 2021, as part of a joint initiative..


Alison volunteers to call sad and suicidal slavery survivors

46 year old Alison Winter volunteers as a telephone befriender for City Hearts in Liverpool. International charity City Hearts supports survivors...


Our 1st look at the East Float at Wirral Waters

ON 10 May 2021 we visited Wirral Waters, a large ₤4.5bn, 500 acre site, comprising former dockland, in Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, which Peel L&P inherited following the acquisition of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company back in 2005. House by Urban Splash and Peel L&P have unveiled a new image showing the future of East Float, a new community that will form part of the Northbank neighbourhood at Wirral Waters, Merseyside. A 30 year strategy which will see the dock site become 1 of the largest regeneration projects in the UK. The project is supported by Central Government and was designated Enterprise Zone status in 2011, and is 1 of the 1st 4 Enterprise...


Take part in Together We Walk, in celebration, in love, in reflection, to help people with cancer

MAGGIE'S Merseyside is encouraging people to walk 5k (3.1 miles) on either the 12...


Bathing water season is here... Time to get your feet wet!

BATHING water season is here again. This is the time to get down to the beach and make the most of the beautiful coastline we have on our doorstep. After a tough year...


Boost your mental health and make a difference to your local area by volunteering with Green Sefton

AS National Mental Health Awareness Week comes to a close this weekend, the Council's Green Sefton service is calling on people across...


Police Commissioner presents Merseyside Police with merit award for response to Coronavirus Pandemic

MERSEYSIDE'S outgoing Police Commissioner has presented Merseyside Police with a merit award to recognise the...


David Lloyd Leisure searches for 100s of new fitness team members and urges people of all ages to apply

THE UK's leading health and fitness group David Lloyd Leisure is looking to recruit hundreds of fitness trainers...


Emily Spurrell has taken the official oath to start term as Merseyside's next Police and Crime Commissioner

EMILY Spurrell has taken her official Oath of Office, at a ceremony to mark the start...


Formby's Commemoration 100 years since the formation of the Royal British Legion

ON 15 May 1921 at 9am 4 organisations joined together to form the British Legion. At the Whitehall Cenotaph, on...


Metro Mayor Delivers ₤150m Covid Recovery Fund on Day 1

THE Liverpool City Region economy is set to benefit from a ₤150m Covid Recovery Fund Steve Rotheram announced on day 1 of his 2nd term as Metro Mayor. Speaking as he signed his acceptance of office as Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, the Mayor said that the next tranche of the Combined Authority's devolved gain share funding would:- "form the bedrock of our Covid..."


5 Nurses share their stories for International Nurses Day and reveal their most rewarding roles

TO celebrate International Nurses Day, Fletchers Solicitors have released interviews with 5 Nurses in their medical team, shining a light on their incredible insights and experiences to paint a picture of what it means to be a Nurse today. The Nurses revealed their motivations behind their...


British Red Cross Liverpool Marathon

THE British Red Cross are calling to businesses to sign up a team for the Rock 'n' Roll ½ Marathon, in Liverpool, to raise money for the charity, which helps people in the UK and overseas get the life changing support they need when crisis strikes. Organised by the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, it is an iconic, sell out Marathon and ½ Marathon across Liverpool City Centre, taking place on the 23...


Tesco stores across Liverpool to hold extra summer Food Collection for children and families

TESCO is to hold an extra UK wide Food Collection in its stores to support children and families this summer. During the collection, which will take place in large Tesco stores, from 15 to 17 July 2021 and in Express stores, from 12 July to 28 August 2021, customers will be urged to donate long life...


Working from home? Customers may be eligible to claim tax relief in 2021/22

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is accepting tax relief claims for working from home due to Coronavirus during 2021/22. More than 550,000 employed workers have already claimed and are benefitting from the tax relief. If employed workers were told to work at home by their employer because of...


Bradford Council urges local people to consider becoming a foster carer for local children this Foster Care Fortnight

TO mark this year's Foster Care Fortnight, Bradford Fostering, part of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, is encouraging people in the area to make a positive lasting difference to children and young people by becoming a foster carer. Foster Care Fortnight runs until 23 May...


2 sentenced for graffiti Merseyside

2 vandals who caused damage to train stock have been sentenced following a British Transport Police investigation. Kyle Mark Smith, aged 27, from Birkenhead and Adam Metcalfe, aged 30, from Tranmere, both pleaded guilty to criminal damage. Smith, who was in breach of a criminal behaviour order banning him from entering non public parts of the railway was sentenced, on Friday, 12...


Letter to Editor:- "Cancer still matters."

"CONGRATULATIONS to Steve Rotheram on being re-elected as Mayor of Liverpool City Region. Over the last few weeks campaigners across the North West signed an open letter encouraging our Mayoral Candidates to become Cancer Champions. Now that you have been re-elected to office the plea remains the same; become a Cancer Champion and commit your support to the 53,000..."


Glastonbury is coming to Vue Southport

THIS month, a line up of performances from world famous musicians will be streaming live to the home of the ultimate big screen experience, as Glastonbury Presents Live at Worthy Farm arrives, at Vue Southport, and tickets are on sale, from Wednesday, 12 May 2021. The 5 hour music spectacular will see a host of performances filmed across Worthy Farm's most famous stages...


New Smart Covid Testing Center for Bootle Strand

SEFTON Council is moving its RAPID Coronavirus testing centre for people with no symptoms from Bootle Leisure Centre to Bootle's Strand Shopping Centre. From 9am on Saturday, 15 May 2021, people without Covid19 symptoms will be able to get a test, with a result in as little as 30 minutes, at the Town Centre location. Bootle Strand owner, Sefton Council, has specially...


NHS 111 pilot strengthens specialist care for children

A partnership between North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and Cheshire and Merseyside Children and Young People (CYP) Network, which sees specialist paediatric practitioners working alongside trained NHS 111 advisors, has helped to enhance care for children and their families when using NHS 111. When the Pandemic hit in March last year, public...


Southport MP Welcomes Local Pharmacies Now Stocking Coronavirus Tests

IN Sefton, Community Pharmacy Teams are this month starting to offer free Coronavirus (Covid19) test kits as they help to support the lifting of national restrictions and the Pandemic recovery. The new 'Pharmacy Collect' service will make Coronavirus test kits known as lateral flow devices; readily available to...



3 weeks of strikes announced at the University of Liverpool

THE University of Liverpool will be hit with three weeks of strikes, as nearly 1300 University and College Union (UCU) members are expected to down tools from Monday 24 May to Friday 11 June 2021, unless the university halts planned job cuts. Staff will be on strike every working day during the following weeks:-  Monday, 24 May to Friday, 28 May 2021. Tuesday, 1 June...


Health leaders in Sefton support Type 2 diabetes prevention week

DURING Type 2 diabetes prevention week that took place over 10 May to 16 May 2021, health professionals in Sefton have been raising awareness of how living a healthier lifestyle can prevent the risk of developing the condition. There are 12.3 million people in the UK at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, but there...








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