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Finding out more about the Climbing Hanger re-opening

ON Sunday, 5 December 2021, local Vehicle clubs and firms joined up to again hold the Annual Vehicle Christmas Light Charity Parade Did you see it? The purpose of the light parade is to spread some Christmas fun and more importantly to collect toys for donation to poorly and deserving children across the North West. Last years event had to be cancelled due to Covid19, but the return saw hundreds of illuminated wagons, vans, cars, tractors, floats and other vehicles forming a convoy made its way from Pontins, through:- Ainsdale Village, Hillside, Southport Town Centre, along the historic Southport Promenade and back, ending at Southport Pleasureland. Over 6 years this event has grown in strength, but sadly Covid19 has even...


Work begins on uniquely designed bandstand to be installed in the grounds of Strawberry Field, Liverpool

WHEN you think of Strawberry Field, John Lennon or the Beatles, it's music that comes to mind for most people. For many, it is also what they....


Sole Night at Skies in Southport


THE independent coffee shop Skies, on Lord Street, Southport, on 5 December 2021, hosted a Soul event, with Southport Mini Dayer. Despite the rush to get over to it, following the Southport Christmas Charity Parade we managed to get to the venue as the last tracks were being played, These are a few...


Leading Liverpool based business marks another year supporting vital local community food and clothing bank

AS the Region busies itself for a busy festive season, the team behind Ascot Group are pleased to announce they have been able to spend another year supporting the hugely important work done by...


FPC welcomes the local community as VIPs to the opening of their newly refurbished offices

Mark Ralphs, FPC Founding Partner and Karen Cooke, Home-Start Southport.

AINSDALE based Chartered Financial Planners, The Financial Planning Corporation (FPC) celebrated the re-opening of its refurbished and extended offices with some of the local community groups that the firm has supported...


"UK Government abandoned the rural North in the aftermath of Storm Arwen" says CLA

THE Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has said the Government's...


"Police need resources to enforce mask wearing" says Bill Esterson MP

FINDING places to buy masks again, now they have been reintroduced has been quite a task, also the public is increasingly resistant to the use of masks, but they are extremely important. This...


Metro Mayor announces ₤10.5m for new investment company, as he reveals Liverpool City Region's ambition to be an innovation powerhouse

THE Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has revealed his...


Councils key to success of Vaccine uptake a year on from 1st Vaccine dose

A year on from the 1st public dose of a Covid19 Vaccine in the UK, the Local Government Association is thanking Councils for their role...


The BTR Liverpool - Santa Dash 2021

ON Sunday, 5 December 2021 the annual BTR Liverpool Santa Dash returned following the cancelation last year due to Covid19 Restrictions.  This amazing festive event is hugely anticipated by tourists and locals alike. It also raises huge amounts of cash for local charities, and not just for the main event charity.  This years named charity was Alder Hey Children's Hospital, who have seen a huge hit in funding, due to the cancelation of fundraising activities, due to Covid19. If you never been to the Santa Dash, it is definitely worth adding to your must see list for 2022, even if you are not running in it!  The event is split...


December 2020 was loneliest month for children contacting Childline

THE NSPCC run service Childline can today reveal counselling sessions about loneliness peaked over the festive period last year, with...


Bill Esterson MP says Pharmacies can play a bigger role in delivering healthcare

MP Bill Esterson has said that he is backing local Pharmacies to help deliver 21st century...


Fake goods up in smoke thanks to pooch Pippa

THOUSANDS of pounds worth of illegal cigarettes and tobacco have been taken off the streets of Liverpool...


Aloft Liverpool sells amidst competitive bidding

THE Aloft Liverpool Hotel has been sold by joint agents Colliers and CBRE, on...


Frank Cottrell Boyce gets back 'on track' in Christmas charity Fun Run

THE Liverpool local and screen writer Frank Cottrell Boyce will be joining tens of other fundraisers at CAFOD's Family Fun Run, on Monday, 27...


CLA comments on shocking increase in fly tipping incidents

NEWLY released figures from Defra shows that incidents of fly tipping on public land...


Bill Esterson MP meets residents to discuss concerns about 323 home Bellway plan

Bill Esterson MP outside Morton's Dairy.

RESIDENTS of Kenyons Lane and Liverpool Road in Lydiate have met up with their...


Liverpool City Region model train carriage to help teach rail engineers of the future

A life size mock up carriage of 1 of the new trains for the Liverpool City Region has taken on a new role this...


Halton hands on the Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture baton to Knowsley

THE title of Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture has been officially handed on to Knowsley after a successful...


Liverpool climate campaigners swap high street gift list for a climate conscious

LIVERPOOL climate campaigners, who participated in the COP26 climate protests, on Global Day of Action...


Bill Esterson MP welcomes energy efficient homes scheme, but says it is:- "just a down payment" on future Labour plans

A ₤28.5m scheme to improve the energy efficiency of 2,500 homes across Merseyside...


You watched Get Back. Now come on our 2022 Beatles tour to London and Liverpool

THE "Magical History Tour" is 10 Beatleful days in Liverpool and London (plus Henley...)


Stereotypes broken as Squid Game and Tiger King drive a new generation of silver streamers

THE popularity of Netflix dramas such as Squid Game, Bridgerton and Tiger King is driving a significant increase in internet usage among pensioners, according to new broadband usage data released by connectivity provider TalkTalk. The data, part of TalkTalk's latest Internet Insights Report...


UK's 1st budget hotel chain, Travelodge, receives some of the bizarre requests asked this year

WITH a network of 582 hotels within the UK, stretching the full length and breadth of Great Britain, Travelodge welcomes millions of customer each year staying for a variety of reasons. This includes from the company's 8 hotels in Liverpool. In the company's Liverpool based Travelodge hotels, the team has...


Countdown Is On Silcock's Winter Wonderland Manchester Opens This Week

THE countdown is on until family festive extravaganza Silcock's Winter Wonderland Manchester which opens at EventCity later this week. Organised by Kingpin Events, the event returns to the City for the 1st time in 4 years; and it is sure to once again become a Christmastime favourite. Silcock's Winter Wonderland...


Countdown begins to The Good Business Festival 2022!

THE Liverpool City Region's festival spirit that has previously delivered unforgettable global events such as The International Festival for Business and Magnificent City, and is showcasing the City to the world again this week at the G7 summit, will return in 2022 with The Good Business Festival. Major brands and inspiring leaders from...


Is a booster for UK Business Investment needed to sustain the recovery and unleash the country's potential?

THE foundations for the UK's economic recovery remain firm despite global supply challenges weighing on growth in the near term, according to the latest CBI economic forecast. However, short term headwinds; including:- rising costs and shortages; have grown since the business...


Bill Esterson MP welcomes energy efficient homes scheme, but says it is:- "just a downpayment" on future Labour plans

A ₤28.5m scheme to improve the energy efficiency of 2,500 homes across Merseyside, has been welcomed by Sefton Central MP, Bill Esterson, but he added that:- "The Government investment was paltry compared to Labour's plans." In a statement to the media, about the ₤28.5m..."


New festival calls for City to unite against racism

A new festival will take place within Liverpool, in April 2022, that will feature specially commissioned music and cultural events which will stimulate a conversation about, and action against, racism. The ecvent that is being championed by the Mayor of Liverpool Joanne Anderson and Liverpool Against Racism (LAR) will focus on community...


Bill Esterson MP calls for rebuild of "unsafe" Sefton School

BILL Esterson, who is the Sefton Central MP, has called on Government Ministers to commit to rebuilding a Sefton Primary School, saying:- "No child should have to go to School in such a poor environment."  Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson raised the plight of Lydiate Primary School, at Education Questions in the House of Commons, on Monday, 6 December 2021...


Putting Individuals at the Centre of their Carer

CARE England, the largest and most diverse representative body for independent providers of adult social care has welcomed the Department of Health and Social Care's White Paper on adult social care reform. It believes that we need a new vision for social care underpinned by a long term strategy to transform the system and enable care providers to have the...


Building Society staff in Southport receive early Christmas present

YORKSHIRE Building Society colleagues, in Southport, have received an early Christmas gift this year as the Society has announced it is giving all its colleagues an extra day off for Christmas Eve. As Christmas Eve, on 24 December 2021, falls on a Friday this year, it means that colleagues will receive a full 5 day break over the festive season as they,..


Clear Course acquires job management software provider Eworks Manager

THE Clear Course Partnership ("Clear Course" or "the Group") , are a group of innovative technology companies providing market leading software, services and integrated payments solutions, and this week they announced a deal to acquire Eworks Manager ("the Company" or "Eworks"   ) who are a leading provider of job management...


Extra payments needed to tackle social care staffing crisis, says Bill Esterson MP

THE Sefton Central MP, Bill Esterson, has asked the Government to consider funding recruitment and retention payments for care workers to help tackle the staffing crisis in the sector. MP Mr Esterson recently met with care providers in the constituency and discussed the difficulties faced due to difficulties recruiting...



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