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North West of England will receive ₤29.5 million across four Trusts to reduce overcrowding and improve infection control ahead of winter

THE Everton Ladies' Player of the Year Senior Women's Striker, Simone Magill who is originally from Northern Ireland, but now a well known face in and around Merseyside, has been spotted in Southport over the weekend. On 23 May 2021, she took some time out from training to open a new venue, called:- 'Skies' which is located on Lord Street, Southport. Simone, after opening the new cocktail bar, then tucked into a sample of its food menu, before washing it all down with, you guessed it, a cocktail...


Recruitment drive under way for School crossing patrols in Liverpool

A recruitment drive is under way for School crossing patrols in Liverpool. Liverpool has 68...


Sefton Council asked to approve funding bids for Crosby and Bootle regeneration

SEFTON Council are being asked to approve bids of up to ₤20m each for projects across Sefton, as part of the...


1st look at new Headbolt Lane Station CGI flythrough revealed

RAIL users, residents and businesses are invited to give their views on ambitious plans for a new Station, at Headbolt Lane, in Kirkby. The proposed...


Next steps towards ₤37.5m Southport Town Deal completed

FOLLOWING the success of being awarded one of the largest Town Deals to date, the Southport Town Deal Board has now agreed which of the projects originally proposed in the Town Investment Plan...


Bootle Canalside takes major step forward as plans are submitted

THE transformation of Bootle Town Centre has taken another step forward as Sefton Council has submitted a planning application for a multi...


Help protect what you love - get your vaccine

THE new Mayor of Liverpool Joanne Anderson is joining public health officials in urging people to get their Covid19 vaccine if they are eligible. With the easing of restrictions, alongside new variants...


Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram Announces Top Team Including 1st Deputy Metro Mayor

STEVE Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, has announced the top team for his new term in office...


Ex-Grease star takes up chains as Sefton's new Civic Mayor

YES, Sefton Council has officially welcomed former Dancer and Theatre Performer Cllr Clare Louise Carragher, as the borough's new Civic Mayor. Cllr Carragher, who...


Exclusive interview with Tim Quinn, former Marvel Comics Editor about Statues of Liverpool Comic

THIS is an exclusive interview with Tim Quinn, former Marvel Comics Editor about his latest project, for a Merseyside based reading charity, called:- 'Statues of Liverpool' with our Editor, Patrick Trollope. This interview looks at the work and reasons behind the creation of a brand new comic book for the UK charity Liverpool Heartbeat, that aims to inspire, motivate, and excite young people into taking up live healthy lifestyles and reading. As you will hear, the Liverpool Heartbeat publication looks at the wondered stories behind the statues that stand proudly on Liverpool's busy streets? With the UK City being so influential...


Baaack to School - the lambs that are teaching people about green issues

WE'RE better known for nurturing economic recovery than nurturing baby lambs, but that's exactly what's happened at a School based project...


Liverpool ONE was in a bizz for world bee day

LIVERPOOL ONE is looking for a deserving School and its pupils to come forward and receive over 50 jars of pure honey which have been harvested at the award...


Staff from IKEA take to the road to help vulnerable children in Region

A group of more than 20 staff and helpers from IKEA Warrington have donned their lycra to take part in a sponsored bike ride to raise ₤1,900 (to date) for...


Full Programme Revealed For Inaugural Little LFT Event For New Works
Photos by David Munn.

A programme of 14 new works to be premiered at the...


Road funding drop this year could pay for 9.5 million pothole repairs

COUNCILS could repair more than 9.5 million extra potholes with the funding lost from local road maintenance budgets this year, analysis from the Local...


Abbie turns passion for children into career

A former Hugh Baird College student, Abbie Walker, has secured an apprenticeship following her Supported Internship work placement, at Kids Planet Children's Nursery, in Crosby. Abbie, from Crosby, completed her School studies...


CLA comments on Government tree planting target

COUNCIL staff, foster carers and their families braved the elements, on Thursday, 20 May 2021, and embarked on a mission to encourage anyone...


Over 21 million people at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning this winter

THE UK Government's ambitious plans to plant 7,000 hectares of woodlands per year by 2024 need to be...


Hospice kick starts work placement scheme for young people

5 young people have embarked on a new adventure, at St Josephs Hospice in, Thornton, this week. The young people, aged between 16 and 24...


Bill Esterson MP praises "brilliant" 8 Alleyways Project and encourages public to show support

ON Wednesday, 19 May 2021, the MP for Sefton Central, Bill Esterson, has encouraged his...


Spectacular art installation takes flight at Liverpool Cathedral

A spectacular art installation featuring 18,000 paper doves has been unveiled at Liverpool Cathedral. Peace Doves is a mass participation art...


Southport Market on course to open its doors this summertime

THE brand new look Southport Market is on course to open its doors this summer, thanks to the hard work of Sefton...


MP continues fight against loss of vital Southport to Manchester rail service

THE Southport MP Damien Moore is calling for vital Southport to Manchester rail services to be saved to help the North West economy bounce back from the Covid Pandemic as restrictions ease. The Manchester Recovery Task Force, led by the Department for Transport and Network Rail, recently ran a consultation...


Multimillion pound investment to inspire children to walk to School

THE Transport Minister, Chris Heaton Harris, announced, on Friday, 21 May 2021, that the green initiative aimed at encouraging hundreds of thousands of children to walk to School has received ₤2.1m in Government support. The funding will help walking charity Living Streets extend its Walk to School Outreach programme to more than...


₤200M investment in rehab services to cut crime

CHARITIES and companies which help rehabilitate offenders have been awarded around ₤200 million of Government funding to help cut crime in the new probation system. The investment of an initial ₤195 million has been awarded to 26 organisations across England and Wales to provide vital support services that help reduce reoffending, such as employment and...


1 month left to join VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme

BUSINESSES that deferred VAT payments last year have 1 month left to join online to pay in monthly instalments under the VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced, on Thursday, 20 May 2021. The online portal for the new payment scheme closes on 21 June 2021. Over ˝ a million businesses deferred ₤34 billion in VAT...


To Mandate or Not to Mandate

CARE England, who are the largest representative body of independent adult social care providers, have responded to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) consultation on making vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:- "Care England has been active in its support of the Government in..."


Southport MP Damien Moore thanks volunteers after Covid vaccination

THE Southport Damien Moore MP said:- "I would like to thank the volunteers and NHS staff, at Hirshmans Chemist, in Ainsdale, for administering my 1st dose of the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine this weekend. 54,051 people in Southport have already had their 1st vaccine, whilst 27,894 have had their 2nd. That's more than 58% of.."



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