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NEW research from value communications provider
Plusnet reveals that Liverpool business owners feared for their futures during
lockdown. 24% of Liverpool businesses feared they would be forced to close as a
result of lockdown and over a 3rd (35%) believed they would have to
significantly reduce the number of people they employed as a result of Covid.
Despite lockdown fears, 88% of Liverpool businesses are optimistic about growing
their business in the next 12 months. But, recent analysis suggests businesses
are right to be positive...
people urge others to come forward for Covid19 Vaccine
VACCINATED young people across
Cheshire and Merseyside are adding their voices to the 'Spread the Facts'
campaign to show how others can play their part in stopping the spread...
lead role in NHS Frontline Workers Day
inaugural celebration of NHS, Social Care and
Frontline Workers' Day is set to take place on 5 July 2021, with Freemasons
leading the event. The United Grand Lodge of...
How a lockdown
hobby is raising money for blind and partially sighted people in memory of a
much loved Dad and Granddad
A woman who took up painting to
pass the time during lockdown is selling her art work to support blind and
partially sighted people in memory of her dad. Frances Hamer has so far raised
₤400 for sight loss charity Galloway's, which provided useful aids and equipment
to enable her dad, William Taylor, who had macular degeneration, to lead an
independent life. The father of 2, from Farington, who had...
Council to resolve stalled highways schemes
LIVERPOOL City Council is set to
appoint a number of highways contractors to complete 5 schemes which had
stalled, following the appointment of administrators for its original contractor
After issuing a termination notice...
in Sefton take action to reduce harmful emissions around their Schools
Miah / Sustrans...
children in Sefton completed 17,000 active
journeys to School on foot, scooter or bicycle as part of Sustrans Big...
Legacy Project To Honour Late Liverpool Music Legend
THE whole world is being urged to
'come together' to honour the late Brian Epstein with a lasting memorial
to the man who helped change the face of popular music forever. The Brian
Epstein Legacy Project; which is being re-launched following a pause in activity
due to the Pandemic; will see the creation...
and son duo take on cycle challenge for North West Cancer Research
BIRKDALE resident Mike Whalen, will take on a pedal
pushing 60km cycling challenge as he turns 60, raising money for life-saving
cancer research in the Region. Mike will join hundreds of other cyclists for
North West Cancer Research's Cycle of...
support moves to its new permanent centre funded by the Steve Morgan Foundation
ON Monday, 28 June 2021, Maggie's
moved its programme of support to its brand new purpose built centre, funded by
Show Interview with City Theatre's Cast and Crew
this video interview, we talk about the effects
of Covid19 on small productions, like Bow and Arrow, as well as looking at the
personal impact the Pandemic has had on the cast and crew of City Theatre. We
also get to hear about their thoughts on the future for those within the
performing arts industry. This is a very open interview that gives an
insight into a very important, yet overlooked section of the theatre industry.
To find out...
firm supports millions of children suffering mental health complications
following parents' injuries
A top 100 law firm based in
Southport has launched a story book aimed at the 2 and a ½
million children in the UK thought to be experiencing mental health
complications as a result of their parents or carers suffering serious injuries...
business selling 'the best milkshakes and waffles in Merseyside' opens in
A brand new family run independent business selling:- "the best milkshakes and waffles in Merseyside" has
opened in Southport. The Shake Factory has gained a glowing reputation at its
original store in Prescot in recent years, and has now...
Plusnet reveals:- "24% of
Liverpool business owners feared for their future, but by adapting to technology
now feel more positive"
Auto Centre is staging a classic car and
motorcycle display to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and the Southport
Cancer Information and Support Centre. The charity fundraiser will be held, on
Markham's 1 Woman Show Starring Lindzi Germain To Open Liverpool Theatre
ORGANISERS of Liverpool Theatre
Festival have announced that a 1 woman show starring popular Scouse actress
Lindzi Germain and written by acclaimed Liverpool playwright...
testing steps up to the next level
TESTING of the new, start of the
art trains for the Liverpool City Region is moving to the next level as they are
due to head out onto the Merseyrail network during normal service...
Appeal after vandalism leaves high rise residents without working
MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue
Service (MFRS) is urging people to think of the consequences of their actions
after vandals left residents in a Liverpool high rise building without a working...
Stadler open their doors to local students
and its fleet
maintenance provider Stadler have joined forces to provide local students with a
care provider wins prestigious award
Alcedo Care Group has been recognised as 1 of the Top 20 Home Care
Groups in the UK for the 2nd...
A stylish new
hotel and bar has opened in Southport, thanks to 2 years of determination by a
THE Anelli Hotel and Amici Bar
has opened at 1 to Avondale Road, in Southport Town Centre, perfectly positioned...
Art launches at Liverpool ONE
announced the arrival of Clarendon Fine Art, the UK's largest art
gallery group, to Liverpool ONE. The brand has opened a 2,000 sq ft
gallery at 7 Peter's Lane, within...
Bank gets behind
'rubbish idea' to help the oceans
AS ideas go this 1 is rubbish for
all the right reasons. NatWest staff from across the UK will be visiting their
local beaches and waterways armed with recycling bags...
Council's Green Sefton team have set out the ways they are managing the build up
of windblown sand along popular coastal paths
around 90 tonnes of sand has been cleared from the path in Southport
both manually and using a tractor. Tractor clearance of sand built
up along the seawall at...
The Mind Map
and Baltic Creative CIC partner to provide mental health support to Baltic
THE Mind Map is the latest tenant
to sign up to space with Baltic Creative Community Interest Company (CIC),
bringing with it a range of benefits to existing occupiers as part of a
collaborative deal. As part of the letting arrangement, Baltic Creative
staff and tenants will be able to access subsidised counselling, specialised
events and mental health 1st aid...
Cancer Research and Brown Turner Ross join forces to support local cancer
West Cancer Research is pleased to announce law
firm, Brown Turner Ross as a sponsor of their annual Cycle of Hope ride. The
event, which will take place on 4 July 2021...
1 of the last
remaining surviving D Day Landing veterans has celebrated 100 at the Empire
Wednesday, 30 June
2021, Signaller Harry Howorth, from the Shropshire Light Infantry,
who survived D Day Landing, celebrated his 100th Birthday at
Southport's Empire Restaurant, on Neville Street. His family told us how Harry...
Practice reports worrying Covid Mental Health Crisis in families
British healthcare company which provides a UK wide GP service has
reported a 500% surge in calls and access to its services seeking
help on mental health issues.
Cheshire based AKEA Life; which provides an award winning 5 star
concierge GP and health service; has seen a large increase in
requests from its existing client base as well as new enquiries from
clients signing up to its GP and healthcare service for families.
AKEA Life; which is a CQC registered company; confirmed that around
90% of those calls seeking help on mental health issues were doing
so as a result of the Pandemic and the compounded effect on the NHS.
The company also reported that it was seeing a very high percentage
(around 65%) of those mental health issues coming from younger
children and adolescents struggling with the re-integration back
into the School.
Ben Paglia MD of AKEA Life said:- "We are absolutely staggered
at the amount of calls we are taking specifically on mental
years of the NHS in Sefton
ON Monday, 5 July 2021, the NHS
will celebrate its 73rd 'birthday.' After a challenging year,
health professionals in Sefton are encouraging everyone to join them in giving
thanks for our national health service and recognising those who have worked
hard to keep our borough safe.
Staff at NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport
and Formby CCG are marking the Anniversary of the creation of the NHS by hosting
a:- 'Big Tea' event, sharing a:- 'Thank You' video
to staff and residents in Sefton and inviting everyone to join in to:- 'light it blue' at home.
Anyone can get involved in the:- 'Big Tea' to say thank you to our
NHS by hosting their own tea party and collecting donations for NHS Charities
Together. Alternatively, you can join in online by taking a 5 minute brew break,
sharing a photo with your cuppa on social media with the hashtag:- '#NHSBigTea'
and donating to the charity by texting:- 'TEA' to:- 70207,
to give ₤5.
Landmarks across the country will also be 'lighting up
blue' this weekend to mark the occasion and
1 Below, the UK's
freshest new discount store chain will open its doors in Southport
original founders of national chain, Poundworld Retail Limited, that
was sold to American private equity conglomerate, TPG Capital, in
2014, 1 Below will occupy the former Pound World Store, on Chapel
Street, selling over 4,000 products for ₤1 and under. Plus, some
incredible finds that go beyond a ₤1. In a boost to the local
economy, the fast growing bargain retailer has invested a 6 figure
sum, in the opening of the store, creating 30 local retail jobs for
the Town. The group is expanding following four successful store
openings in many Merseyside locations, including:- St Helens,
Liverpool, Bootle and Kirkby.
Christopher Edwards, Managing Director of 1 Below Retail Limited
said:- "We're thrilled to be opening our 1st store in
Southport. Now more than ever, when times are financially tighter
for so many families, we are proud to be offering incredible savings
on hundreds of branded shopping essentials and on trend items. It's
great to be able to occupy this space..."
cut risk of death in cancer patients by 20% major review of studies suggests
University team carried
out a review and analysis of research on aspirin and cancer mortality. They
looked at patients with a wide range of cancers who take aspirin as part of
their treatment could help to reduce their risk of death by 20%, a major review
of existing research has suggested. The academics, at Cardiff University,
carried out a systematic review of 118 published observational studies in
patients with 18 different cancers. They pooled the results and found that in a
total of about 250,000 patients with cancer who reported taking aspirin, this
was associated with a reduction of about 20% in cancer deaths. The review said
the available body of evidence on its efficacy and safety:- "justifies its
use" as a supplementary treatment in a wide range of cancers; and
patients should be informed of this. Their review has since been published in
the open access journal eCancermedicalscience. Lead Author Professor Peter...
widens for children with type 1 diabetes from ethnic minority backgrounds
Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) says that immediate action from
Government is required to address the disparity in access to life
changing diabetes technologies, leading charity Diabetes UK has said
in response to a new report. Findings from the NPDA show
widening inequalities in the care of children and young people with
type 1 diabetes, within England and Wales, for the 6th year. These
include poorer diabetes outcomes and worsening access to diabetes
technology in children and young people from ethnic minority
backgrounds and socially deprived areas. The NPDA reveals that:- Children
and young people with type 1 diabetes from ethnic minority
backgrounds are more likely to have higher average blood sugar
levels (HbA1c) compared to White children;
Black children and young people have the highest average HbA1c
levels, followed by children with a Mixed ethnic background and
Asian children respectively...
programme delivering new careers across the North West
THOUSANDS of jobseekers across
the North West have seized the chance to retrain and build up their skills
through the Government's Sector based Work Academy Programme (SWAP), which helps
people start new careers and fill vacancies in growing sectors.
Over 5,000 people in the North West;and almost 65,000 across England and
Scotland; enrolled in the programme since March 2020, supporting the
Government's commitment to level up opportunity across the county and build back
better from the Pandemic.
A SWAP lasts for a maximum of 6 weeks where jobseekers learn new skills, gain
hands on work experience and build their contacts in a new line of work. There
is also a guaranteed job interview at the end of the course for a live vacancy.
Minister for Employment Mims Davies MP said:- "The Pandemic has given many
people the chance to explore careers they'd perhaps never considered, and SWAPS
offer them a vital chance..."
for machete attack
2 teens who launched
a horrific machete attack on board a train at Liverpool Lime Street
have been jailed following a British Transport Police investigation.
Kyle Anthony Kearney, aged 18, of Old Chester Road, Rock Ferry,
Wirral, was jailed for 8 years, at Liverpool Crown Court, on
Wednesday, 30 June 2021. Bailey Doyle, aged 17, of Fletcher Avenue,
Rock Ferry, Wirral, was sentenced to 9 years and 4 months in jail.
Each had pleaded guilty to 2 counts of GBH with intent and
possession of a bladed article at an earlier hearing. The court
heard how the pair attacked their 2 victims as part of an ongoing
feud on board a train to Wigan, at Liverpool Lime Street Station, on
the morning of Friday, 19 March 2021.
On spotting the pair on the train, both produced machetes with
Kearney chasing 1 of the victims down the train, attacking him with
a machete. The 2nd victim managed to stumble from the train onto the
platform where he was also attacked with a machete by Doyle.
Miraculously both victims survived the...