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Victorian Society saddened by the loss of Liverpool's World Heritage status

THE Victorian Society is disappointed to learn of UNESCO's decision to remove the World Heritage Status of Liverpool's docks in their latest session on the 20 July 2021. The decision erodes the UK's reputation for being world leaders on heritage protection. Joe O'Donnell, Victorian Society Director, says:- "The Victorian Society is saddened, but not surprised, that UNESCO has stripped Liverpool of its world heritage status. Comments from the Mayor of Liverpool and the Liverpool Metro Mayor show that they still fail to grasp that there isn't a binary choice between regeneration or protecting heritage which can..."


Heads up - Jazz and Classics fans in Southport take note!!!

ON 7 August 2021, 22 year old Liverpool, Mezzo-Soprano, Sophie Clarke, is heading to Southport's Skies Lounge, on Lord Street. Sophie is a highly...


Doors open on North West's newest food and drink gem

PIZZA ovens have fired, pies have risen and ice cream scooped as the 1st customers of the brand new Southport Market enjoyed its launch...


Formby will be lit up this Christmas with some sparkling festive surprises on the way!

LOCAL lighting firm IllumiDex UK Ltd has just been awarded the contract to sprinkle its magic on the Town with planning already underway...


Study highlights 'vital 30 day window' for Hospital inpatients to get Covid19 jab

A new study that has just been published has highlighted a:- "30 day window" for Hospital inpatients to be vaccinated against Covid19 to help...


New state of the art nightclub Alibi opens in Liverpool City Centre

ON 23 July 2021, a brand new nightclub opened promising to bring international DJs to a unique setting. Alibi is opening in Harrington Street, in...


Liverpool's New Works Theatre Festival Little LTF Hailed A Success

13 new works have been premiered at the inaugural Little LTF outdoor live theatre festival in Liverpool during a week long event, which has been hailed a huge success...


Major high rise training exercise in Kirkby

A Knowsley tower block played host to a major training exercise this week when Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) led an exercise to test their response to a...


More set to benefit from the Liverpool City Region's digital skills programme

LIVERPOOL City Region Combined Authority is now offering further free digital skills training for people...


New date revealed for the Big Model Hobby Show

THE BIG Model and Hobby Show 2021 which was to have taken place, at Aintree Racecourse, on 7 August 2021, has again been postponed, due to the uncertainty of the pandemic. The event is heading to Aintree Racecourse and is set to be bigger and better! The 2022 Big Model and Hobby Show will be even greater value, still family friendly. The event will offer to all those attending a wide range of activities for all ages, along with exhibition...


Youngsters back clean beaches as Green Sefton prepares for busy coastline during School Holidays

AS the School Holidays begin, Primary School children, from Ainsdale, are leading by example and encouraging...


Steve Rotheram reaction to UNESCO's deletion of world heritage status from Liverpool

SHOCK as UNESCO says that the redevelopment of the wastelands around docks destroys the view...!


Grandfather makes Grand Master after lifelong membership

A Grandfather who has been a member of national friendly society, the Oddfellows, for...


Best Friends Forever find a home together!

EVERYONE at Freshfields is delighted to tell you that Jack and Missy, our loveable duo, have found a home where they can live happily ever after...


Merseyside PCC joins calls for statutory requirement requiring agencies to prevent Violence against Women and Girls

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has joined the calls for a new statutory duty...


Sherdley Primary School in St Helens Win National Canopy Contest

AFTER collecting an impressive 1,730 votes from supporters, Sherdley Primary School were announced as the winners of a shade sail in a competition run by canopy suppliers A&S Landscape. The Primary...


Merseyside's Police Commissioner joins Independent Custody Visiting Association board

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has joined the board of a national association which works to support the...


RTC on Marine Drive Southport leaves motorcyclist with life changing injuries

ON Tuesday, 20 July 2021, Emergency Services where called out to an RTC on Marine Drive, Southport, near to Southport Sailing Club. It was reported that the collision involved a car and motorbike....


Liverpool City Region Combined Authority set to welcome landmark commission's vision for the revitalisation of Town Centres

AT the its meeting on Friday, 23 July 2021, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority will be asked to welcome the publication of a raft of initiatives proposed by the Town Centres Commission, as part of wider plans to breathe fresh life into Town Centres...


Household waste and sewage to be used in jet fuel production as UK Government makes world leading sustainable aviation fuel commitments

NET zero aviation becomes 1 step closer as 8 companies have been shortlisted to receive a share of ₤15 million to develop 1st of a kind production plants across the UK that will turn waste into jet fuel. Announced as part of the Prime Minister's 10 Point...


LGA responds to the return of Parkrun events

RESPONDING to the return of Parkrun events, Chair of the Local Government Association's Culture Tourism and Sport Board, Cllr Gerald Vernon Jackson said:- "The LGA is delighted to see the return of Parkrun. These popular events are incredibly valuable for many people in supporting both their physical and mental health and wellbeing. We're thankful..."


The Osmonds brand new musical is heading to Manchester for 2022

THE Osmonds to bring a brand new musical to Manchester, in August 2022, with story by Jay Osmond tells the true story of the 5 brothers from Utah who were pushed into the spotlight as children and went on to create smash hits, decade after decade. From their star residency on:- 'The Andy Williams Show,' that ran from 1962 to 1969, to pop stars...


Most parents "Don't want longer School Days" for compulsorily catch up

MOSE parents (56%) do not want the School day compulsorily extended to give children an extra ½ hour of academic catch up, a survey of 888 parents by Parentkind and Child Poverty Action Group has found, but there is strong support for more extra curricular activities out of School hours. Opposition to an extra ½ hour of compulsory...


RMT responds to seafarer fatality at Seatruck ferry

THE RMT has responded to the news of the death of a seafarer following an incident on the Seatruck ferry Clipper Pennant, moored at Brocklebank Dock, Port of Liverpool on 20 July 2021. RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said:- "Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the seafarer who lost his life at work, on the Clipper Pennant. 3 seafarers have..."


Disgraced Police Officer Jailed

A Merseyside Police Officer, Constable Darren McIntyre, has been jailed, after repeatedly punched a man during a welfare check and then trying to cover up his actions. Liverpool Crown Court heard that during the course of the visit, Constable Darren McIntyre repeatedly punched the victim, 52 year old Mr Bamber, in the head and ribs, leaving the victim with cuts to his face. After the assault...



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