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Public Remembrance Services Return

ON both Armistice Day (11 November 2021) and also on Remembrance Sunday (14 November) the nation again was able to hold full Public Remembrance services. This year we attended both events in Southport and Formby. Services on Armistice Day (11 November) are held every year in the UK, which includes a 2 minutes silence, held at 11pm GMT. This act of remembrance was started to mark...


Southport's Wayfarers to hold Christmas Craft Fairs

WAYFARERS is for the 1st time holding 2 'makers markets,' on 27 November and 4 December 2021, when visitors to the iconic arcade can experience something completely new. There will be over 27 stalls...


Yo-Ho-Ho! The Virtual Galloway's Santa Dash is making a big return

Photoi from Virtual Galloway's Santa Dash in 2020.

ARE you ready to put on your red festive suit and take part in the Galloway's Santa Dash? Families across Sefton are invited to sign up to the Galloway's Virtual Santa Dash and run, walk or skip 3km anywhere and anytime...


River of Light's success shines bright

THE 4th outing of Liverpool's River of Light event has been hailed the most successful ever with around 150,000 people enjoying the free, outdoor trail over 17 nights. Each evening saw thousands of people take in the 12 large scale, stunning...


Merseyside Homebuilder helps pupils look on the bright side for walk to School month

PUPILS at St William of York Catholic Primary School, Liverpool, recently received a donation of reflective vests from Barratt Homes to help them shine bright...


Starkidz elves bring festive mayhem to Silcock's Funland to launch Christmas season in style

THE Starkidz elves brought their cheeky brand of mayhem to Silcock's Funland in Southport, to help them launch the Christmas season in style! The mischievous elves delighted passers...


Bill Esterson MP pays respects to the fallen at St Andrew's Maghull

Bill Esterson MP at St Andrew's Church in Maghull on Thursday, 11  November 2021

BILL Esterson MP paid his respects to the fallen at a Remembrance Service, at St Andrew's Church, Maghull. Sefton Central MP Mr Esterson...


People invited to remember loved ones at special Christmas Bereavement Service in Southport

DAVID Massam and his team from Massam and Marshall Independent Funeral Directors in Southport are hosting an evening of music, reflection and prayer to offer those who have suffered loss the chance...


Book of condolence to open for Eric Lynch

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A Book of condolence will be available from Monday, 15 November, at Liverpool Town...


Liverpool Remembers
Photos by Major (RTD) Roy Bevan MBE.

ON Sunday, 14 November 2021 Liverpool held its annual Service of Remembrance, but unlike in previous years it was held at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. Around 1,200 military personnel, veterans and families of the fallen from recent conflicts, plus civic dignitaries from across the Liverpool City Region gathered inside the Cathedral for the service and big screens were set up within the Cathedral's grounds so that members of the Public could gather and take part in the commemorations!


Bill Esterson MP joined pupils at School's own climate change conference

Bill Esterson MP with "delegates" at Redgate Primary School's climate change conference

BILL Esterson MP joined pupils of Redgate Primary School in Formby who took part in their own Climate Change Conference to mirror COP26. A delegation of students spoke with the MP about their...


The Big Issue calls on children to get creative for its Christmas Kids Cover Competition


THE Big Issue is calling on young people aged 13 and under to send in their drawings for the annual Christmas Kids Cover Competition. The winning design will feature on the front of hundreds of thousands of...


Civic buildings' process becomes light fantastic

A picture purple lighting on Liverpool's Town Hall.

ORGANISATIONS and charities wishing to promote their causes by lighting up or...


Liverpool ONE kicks off Christmas with a huge tree giveaway

LIVERPOOL ONE kicked off the festive season, on Friday, 12 November 2021, by giving out thousands of mini Christmas Trees to visitors. The Big...


Churchtown Village in Southport will bring Christmas to life

THIS year Churchtown Village, Southport, will be bring Christmas to life when the annual festive 'Switch On' event returns on Thursday, 18 November 2021. The Churchtown Village Lights Switch On...


HMRC warns customers about Self Assessment tricksters

AS HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) prepares to issue emails and SMS to Self Assessment customers, the department is reminding them to be on their guard after nearly 800,000 tax related scams were reported in the last year. Fraudsters use Self Assessment to try and steal money or personal information from unsuspecting individuals. In the last year alone, HMRC has received nearly...


Health Alert at BT's Aintree Technical Engineering Centre

BT has recently become aware of the presence of material containing asbestos found in a suspect condition at its Aintree Technical Engineering Centre, near Bootle, in Merseyside. The site was closed on 29 October 2021, as a precautionary measure, pending further investigation, assessment and appropriate remediation. British Telecommunications Plc have told us that...


Merseyside firefighters called to fewer deliberate fires on Bonfire Night

MERSEYSIDE Firefighters attended 67% fewer deliberately set fires across Merseyside on Bonfire Night, Friday, 5 November 2021, than on the same date last year. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) attended 26 deliberately set ASB (anti social behaviour fires; this includes:- bonfires, wheelie bin and rubbish fires; between:- 00:00 hours...


Panels from the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt are coming to Liverpool for World AIDS Day

WORKING with Sahir House, 24 Kitchen Street are creating a series of events around World AIDS Day in Liverpool. And for the first time ever, panels from the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt will be exhibited in a UK nightclub. From Wednesday, 1 December to Sunday, 5 December 2021, the Baltic Triangle based venue will...



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