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The River of Light is back to illuminate Liverpool's waterfront this autumn!

AFTER the event's huge success in March which saw around 120,000 people safely enjoy the River of Light Trail, demand has been high for this spectacular outdoor art gallery to return to the City. From Friday, 22 October to Sunday, 7 November 2021, light installations with the theme Rhythm of the Light will take over the City centre, with each artwork inspired by Liverpool's musical heritage, the majority of which will have an accompanying soundtrack. Details of the artists who will be part of the 17 night free trail will be unveiled next month, but visitors can expect the usual awe inspiring pieces similar to the scale of...


3 teens from Liverpool qualify for national driving competition, in a bid to be named Britain’s Best Young Driver


3 teens from Liverpool have made the final of a national driving competition; despite not being old enough to hold a driving licence.  Elliot...


Bill Esterson MP thanks Police for efforts to address antisocial behaviour

Bill Esterson MP with Police and Crime Commissioner Emily Spurrell near The Birkey pub in Crosby.

BILL Esterson MP has asked Merseyside Police to step up patrols to address antisocial behaviour hot spots. This...


Archbishop of Liverpool joins students to tell world leaders the:- 'eyes of the world are watching' in mass climate stunts
Photographs by Siobhan Farnell/CAFOD

ON Tuesday, 14 September 2021, students from Liverpool called on UK and world leaders to tackle the climate crisis...


Crimestoppers appeals for anonymous information on those carrying weapons in the North West

WITH society returning to something closer to normal, the charity Crimestoppers has launched an urgent appeal for information on those people...


Southport Comedy Festival hosts Disco Bingo night to raise funds for Southport Flower Show

DISCO Bingo is returning to Southport this October 2021! This very special 1 off event takes place as part of...


The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity runners to be part of the World's 1st 100,000 Person Marathon

THE Clatterbridge Cancer Charity recently invited their supporters to raise cash for...


Food Festival returns to Arley Hall next weekend

THE Great British Food Festival is back this year at the stunning Arley Hall, near Warrington. Having missed 2020 due to the Pandemic it is all set to open on this year, on Saturday, 25 September 2021...


Author publishes new book of poetry and illustrations inspired by Southport's past

A local Author with a passion for Southport history has published his new book. Michael Walshe has penned...


Experts urge motorists to carry out crucial autumn and winter checks

WITH autumn and winter weather beckoning in the UK, motorists are being urged to carry out important checks before hitting the road. The car leasing experts at:- LeaseElectricCar.Co.UK are urging drivers to carry out regular safety checks to avoid danger on the roads this autumn and winter. As the weather changes it can severely impact visibility on the road as well as the condition of the road surfaces. Carrying out these safety checks can not only keep drivers from harm on the road, but will also...


Bill Esterson MP shows support for farmers and British food in Sefton Central

BILL Esterson MP has shown support for British food and farming on Back British Farming Day, recognising the...


Youth violence vigil to take place in Liverpool

A special event will take place in Liverpool this month to remember those youngsters who have lost their lives through violence. Liverpool Cathedral will host the vigil...


Edge Hill named 'Modern University Of The Year' and shortlisted for 'University of the year'

EDGE Hill University has been named Modern University of the Year, and was shortlisted...


Judy and Liza Musical Continues Its Spellbinding Tour This Autumn

A dazzling and heart warming stage show charting the careers and relationship between Hollywood mother and daughter Judy Garland...


Mersey Care welcomes students to Merseyside

MERSEY Care is marking the start of Freshers' activities across Merseyside by putting together a package of services designed to ensure new students to the Region have care at hand for their physical and mental health needs. Starting University is an exciting time for students, with many moving out of family homes and local areas for the 1st time to begin this new...


The top 10 most fashionable baby names in the UK

BELLA and Alexander are the most popular baby names based on the fashion industry. Research conducted by online gaming experts CasinoScores.Com analysed data from ONS and baby name websites The Bump and Nameberry to establish which fashionable moniker is the most popular, with Bella and Alex taking the top spots. Bella, after Supermodel and...


₤45m Liverpool City Region investment plan...

THE Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has announced plans to invest up to ₤45m to support the:- "transformational regeneration" of large parts of North Liverpool and South Sefton, by supporting work linked to the development of Everton FC's new Stadium, at Bramley Moore Dock. Next week, local leaders will consider a grant of up to...


1 in 8 spend ½ a life at hone with parents

1 in 8 adult children who live with their parents could spend ½ their life living with Mum and Dad. It's well documented that more grown up children are now choosing to live at home with their parents for longer. Now, new research from SpareRoom reveals just how much longer that could be: almost ½ of their lives; if not more. 13% of those who have always lived with their parents are aged 35 to...


Tax gap remains low at 5.3%

THE tax gap for the 2019/20 tax year has remained low at 5.3% statistics published by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have revealed. The annual Measuring Tax Gaps publication estimates the difference between the total amount of tax expected to be paid and the total amount of tax actually paid during the financial year. The majority of taxpayers pay the tax that is owed. This year's estimated...


Gove's 1st levelling up test 50% of young people leaving the coast

COASTAL communities are set to lose at least 49% of their young people, with the majority of 18 to 24 year olds already planning on moving away. Jobs were cited as the overwhelming reason with 70% saying they would be more likely to stay if the right career opportunities were made available. The poll, commissioned by Maritime...


Trinity St Peter’s Primary School celebrates

NACE Challenge Award accreditation The National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) has named Trinity St Peter’s Primary School the 461st School to be accredited with the NACE Challenge Award. The award is given in recognition of School wide commitment to high quality provision for more able learners, within the context...


Satisfaction in the workspace linked to increased productivity, survey of 6,000 employees finds

LEADING office solution supplier, Fellowes Brands, has announced the results of its survey of over 6,000 employees across Europe, 1,000 of which are from the UK, revealing 91% of all European employees and 89% of UK employees say satisfaction is important to them in their workspace...


CBI responds to Winter Covid Plan

THE CBI Chief Policy Director, Matthew Fell, has responded to the UK Government's Winter Covid Plan, saying:- "For the Winter Plan A to be a success, the Government needs to learn the lessons of the summer to ensure people are confident in living with virus. Key to this will be boosting the confidence of workers to go to work; of customers to go to shops; and of businesses to stay open. Business is clear..."


Events planned across the North West to celebrate Great Big Green Week

COMMUNITIES across the North West will be coming together next week to show their support for Great Big Green Week, a UK wide celebration of climate action. More than 4,500 events are happening up and down the country, giving people the opportunity to stand up against the effects of climate change and show their support for...


A volunteering opportunity like no other - become an Independent Custody Visitor!

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is looking for compassionate, community spirited people to volunteer for her Independent Custody Visiting scheme. Emily Spurrell is looking to recruit more volunteers to make a contribution to policing by joining this important scheme which sees members of the...



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