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The slow cleanup of the storm damage left by Storm Arwen

ON Friday, 26 November 2021 Storm Arwen hit the UK with high winds, that at times where close to 100mph, in what was a devastating arctic blast, that killed 3 people. Even after the winds started to gradually easing off, rain and snow still affected large parts of the UK, resulting in power outages and transport issues. On Merseyside as the storm approached, the Met Office has issued a rare Red Weather Warning...


North West MPs missing a trick on climate, new poll of local voters shows

A new polling carried out by Opinium for climate communications charity, Hope for the Future, shows...


Steve Rotheram announces potential ₤2.3m funding to bring forward proposed Marine Lake Events Centre in Southport

THE Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, has announced a potential...


New Executive Director appointments at Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

LIVERPOOL City Region Combined Authority has appointed to 2 key...


BBC1 Xtra star K Koke to perform at a very special roof terrace party in Liverpool

ON Saturday, 11 December 2021, BBC1 Xtra star K Koke, is coming to The Shankly Hotel...


Liverpool sets scene for:- "game changing" Film and TV studios at iconic site
Pictures with thanks to CAPITAL&CENTRIC

A report, which will go to the Council's Cabinet, on Friday, 3 December 2021, that is requesting permission to unlock a potential ₤70m...


Liverpool City Council responds to 1st Commissioners' report

THE 1st report into Liverpool City Council's improvement journey, written by Government appointed Commissioners, has been published. Liverpool's Mayor Joanne Anderson and the...


Southport's Gingerbread Family Trail has started and it has some great prize to be won!


HOW many members of the Gingerbread Family will you be able to find? The new attraction has been launched by Southport BID in the...


Mersey Tunnel Tours receive VisitEngland seal of approval

THE Mersey Tunnel tours have once again been recognised by national tourism VisitEngland as a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction. The popular...


Formby Xmas Lights Switch On 2021

UNLIKE many other Towns and Villages within Merseyside, Formby managed to have a festive lights Switch On event. This years event was organised by the generous effort from Formby Parish Council and a host of local businesses. The event on Thursday, 25 November 2021 might have been on a smaller scale than in previous years, but it still delivered that festive boost. The event featured fairground rides, live entertainment and carols sung by local School choirs, along with members of community groups, along with the Formby School of Dance. The stage and the switch on took place at 6pm...


₤500,000 fund that brought wildflowers, bees, food planting and climate awareness to communities across Liverpool City Region to return

A ₤500,000 fund that brought wildflowers, bees, upcycling...


Motorists encouraged not to ignore parking tickets

THIS week we are told that the British Parking Association (BPA) continue to hear confusing and inaccurate advice given to motorists. We have to also say that if...


Liverpool City Region leaders announce deadline extension for ₤8.1m scheme to support Covid hit businesses

LIVERPOOL City Region's leaders have agreed to extend the deadline for their...


Merseytravel, City Council, Police and bus companies join forces to keep City moving this Christmas!

A joint traffic management scheme will be operating until Friday, 24 December 2021...


Metro Mayor and local leaders call for:- "discharge free" Mersey by 2030

STEVE Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, has announced plans to ensure a discharge free River Mersey by the end of the decade...


Survey reveals that School not Covid is a major cause of children's mental health issues in 2021

PARENTKIND have released its:- 'Parent Voice Report 2021' that provides new detailed evidence of parents' views on their child's mental health, Schooling and...


Liverpool's Sophie Clarke releases new single:- "A Million Dreams" in aid of:- 'Little Princess Trust'

THE release of:- 'A Million Dreams' follows Sophie's 1st 3 singles:- 'The Rose,' 'A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart..."


Christmas Craft Fair at the Windmill Southport

THE Windmill, on Seabank Road, Southport will be holding a Christmas Craft Fair, from 1pm to 5pm, on Sunday 5 December 2021. The event will see the popular local pub...


Dozens of tractors will once again take over the streets of Liverpool this Christmas!
Photographs by Paul Foster.

A parade of festively decorated tractors, covered in lights and tinsel, will...


Southport Christmas Parade 2021

AFTER the 2020 being cancelled due to the Covid Pandemic Restrictions, the Southport Christmas Parade is back again for 2021. Taking to the roads will be a convoy of trucks, tractors, cars...


CLA urges public support for rural economy this Christmas

AHEAD of Small Business Saturday, 4 December 2021, the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is urging people to support rural businesses in the run up to Christmas by buying locally and celebrating the quality of produce and products available across the North. CLA North represents farmers, landowners and rural...


The Liverpool International Jazz Festival is coming back with a bang after a Covid forced hiatus

THE Liverpool International Jazz Festival (LIJF), organised and hosted by Liverpool Hope University, runs until Sunday, 27 February 2022. The global Pandemic meant the Festival wasn't able to run in 2021. But having 1st launched in 2013, the Jazz Festival has played host to some of the genre's leading lights, including...


Award winning singer and Rock Choir founder to visit Southport

CAROLINE Redman Lusher, award wining singer and creator of the world's largest contemporary choir will be visiting Southport, on Monday, 6 December 2021, from 8pm to 9:30pm, at the Cedar Room. Rock Choir Members are so excited to be back to physical rehearsals so this will be a very special visit for them...


Care cap plans are a:- "care con," says Bill Esterson MP

SEDTON Central MP Bill Esterson MP has called the social care cap a:- "care con not a care plan" after it was revealed that many people will still be forced to sell their homes to pay for care despite Government promises to the contrary. Mr Esterson said the Conservatives had promised in their last manifesto that no 1 would have to sell their home to pay for care. But it...


LGA responds to ADCS figures on home education

RESPONDING to annual figures from the Association of Directors of Children Services, that showed a rise in the number of children receiving home education, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board, said on Wednesday, 24 November 2021:- "Disruption to School education due to the..."


'Absolutely devastating' - PCC responds to 2 murder investigations in Liverpool

FOLLOWING the tragic deaths of 2 women in Liverpool, Merseyside's Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell has said:- "It is absolutely devastating to hear the news this morning of 2 lives lost in our City, a 47 year old woman and 12 year old Ava White. My deepest sympathies go out to all the families affected..."


Hospice Flat fire results in fatality in Aintree

ON Sunday, 28 November 2021, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) attended a fire at Woodlands Care Home, within the Brook View facility situated on the Aintree University Hospital campus, on Longmoor Lane, Aintree. We are told that fire crews were alerted at:- 10.23am and on scene at:- 10.28am, after a fire was reported in a flat, within...


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