Headlines - Southport, Formby, Liverpool - Week ending 2021-12-15

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The aftermath of Storm Arwen is still being cleared up

THE after effects of Storm Arwen on the Region are extremely evident in Formby and it will last for many years. When the storm hit, it coursed significant damage as in other parts of the UK, but on a small stretch of road, on Kirklake Road, between St Luke's Drive and Greenloons Drive, the effects of the wind even hit national TV. Arwen's high winds had ripped out of the ground and other damage trees all along the road, well known for its Pine Trees. Throughout the week experts from Idverde UK, surveyed the damage...

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Local company is crowned:- '5 star employer'

HOME Instead Southport and Formby has been declared a:- '5 star' employer, showing that care is a worthwhile career path to take. The home care...

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Claire Sweeney stars in Cinderella at Southport's Atkinson

SINGING sensation Claire Sweeney is excited to be going:- "full circle" as she performs in the Cinderella...

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Workers from IllumiDex UK Ltd have been working around the clock to repair extensive damage caused by Storm Arwen

THE storm caused devastation across Southport, destroying...

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Genesis Revisited - Foxtrot at 50 + Hackett Highlights

HOT on the heels of his most successful solo tour ever, Steve Hackett announces his:- 'Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited - Foxtrot at 50..."

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Reachout to save a life, a new suicide prevention campaign

A new suicide prevention campaign has launched, encouraging people to reach out and start a conversation; whether they are worried...

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A Southport fisherman and fish shop owner is now smoking his own fish, to the delight of local shoppers

KEVIN Peet, who owns Peets Plaice in Churchtown, Southport, bought the...

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Joyful Santas Dash to kick start Christmas magic in Liverpool

A sea of 5,000 red, blue and mini Santas took to the streets of Liverpool for the return of the UK's biggest festive 5K fun run, on Sunday, 5 December...

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King George V 6th Form College is:- "a model of how things can evolve in the education sector."

SOUTHPORT'S King George V 6th Form College (KGV) has been praised in Parliament...

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New hospitality business opens on Lord Street, Southport

THE 2021 Churches Together Village Nativity was held on 11 December 2021. The issues around Covid19 meant the annual event was not held in 2020, so this was very much a highly anticipated event. Sadly, for the very 1st time, the event could not be held outside, despite the logic of it being held in the open air, due to the ongoing Covid19 risks. The performance was expected to take place on the grounds...

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Travel information and advice for the Liverpool City Region announced for the festive season

PEOPLE are being reminded to plan their journeys and follow key advice when travelling during the festive season. A...

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Men's mental health campaign in need of 1 final fundraising push

LIVERPOOL'S #Endthestigma men's mental health campaign is looking for 1 final fundraising push and there are some fantastic rewards on...

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Liverpool sets out plan for City's 1st net zero carbon building

A report to Liverpool City Council's cabinet is recommending the Council enter into an agreement with Sciontec Developments Limited (Sciontec) that will pave the...

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Homelessness charity launches:- 'hybrid' mix of support over Christmas

COVID will not stop Crisis from supporting people in Merseyside who are experiencing homelessness this Christmas, the charity has said as it launches a new programme of activity over the festive period. Following the...

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Green light given for new Station at Headbolt Lane in Kirkby

WORK is set to begin on construction of a new Station, located at Headbolt Lane, Kirkby, after planning permission was granted for...

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NHS releases latest mental health medicines statistics

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has released its latest data via the Medicines Used in Mental Health report, covering July to September 2021. In this period, 20.8 million antidepressant...

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Statements issued following the successful Southport Christmas Charity Parade

ON Sunday, 5 December 2021, as we reported in last weeks issue the annual Vehicle Christmas Light Charity...

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Metro Mayor seeks new members for Liverpool City Region Innovation Board

STEVE Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, has put out a call for new members...

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What will happen if proposed National Express takeover of rival Stagecoach is approved?

NATIONAL Express Group plc ("National Express") on 14 December 2021, Ignacio Garat, Group Chief Executive Officer announced that that had agreed an all share takeover of rival Stagecoach Group plc...

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Police Commissioner responds to launch of Victims' Bill consultation

ON 9 December 2021, Merseyside's Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell responded to a series of reforms to the criminal...

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Have you been to the Luminate Winter Light Trail in Southport?

DESPITE the weather, locals and visitors to Southport's Victoria Park can now visit a brand new Luminate Winter...

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Drivers are experiencing:- "unacceptable delays" at DVLA, says Bill Esterson MP

BILL Esterson MP has described:- "unacceptable..."

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Bill Esterson MP accuses Conservatives of favouring donors and friends over established British businesses

BILL Esterson MP has accused Conservatives of favouring donors and friends over

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Police Commissioner responds to publication of new policing framework for tackling VAWG

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has responded to the published a new national framework for...

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Support available for vulnerable people this winter

VULNERABLE families in Liverpool are set to receive extra support with food and fuel bills this winter. Eligible families with children under...

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An Ice Bar is coming to Liverpool this December

AN Ice Bar has arrived in Liverpool this December as part of the Liverpool Ice Festival celebrations. The...

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Carols By Candlelight at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral raised an amazing ₤9,000 for the NSPCC

THE NSPCC's biggest fundraising event in Liverpool this year raised an amazing ₤9,000 to support children...

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Liverpool's pooches in festive spirit with visit to Liverpool ONE's doggy grotto

CHRISTMAS came early for a bunch of lucky pooches at Liverpool 1 as they descended on Liverpool ONE's doggy...

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Flat fire results in fatality

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) attended a flat fire on Hicks Road, Waterloo, on Wednesday, 8 December 2021. Sadly, we can confirm that the incident has resulted in the death of a man. Fire crews were alerted at 7.29pm and on scene at 7.32pm. 3 fire engines attended. On arrival crews found smoke issuing from a flat on the 2nd floor of the building. Crews quickly gained entry and firefighters...

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Self Assessment customers use monthly payment plans to pay ₤46 million in Tax

MORE than 20,000 Self Assessment customers have used HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) online monthly payment plan service since April 2021 to spread the cost of their Tax bill, totalling ₤46 million so far, it has been revealed. Where customers are struggling to pay their bill in full, the Self Serve Time...

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Budget consultation hits the road

LIVERPOOL City Council is taking its budget consultation on the road; so it can engage with residents face to face about options to save ₤34 million in 2022. The Local Authority has already seen its funding reduced by around 65% since 2010, with spending now ₤465 million a year less than it was in 2010. Council Tax only raises 40% of the total needed, with the remainder coming from...

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Almost ½ of parents question whether education is preparing their child for the workplace

PARENTKIND'S annual survey of parents reveals worrying findings when it comes to parental satisfaction with major aspects of the School system. That includes the curriculum, the purpose of Schooling and the equality of pupil outcomes. When it comes to what parents want from a good education...

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Northern train times change... Check before you travel!

SINCE 12 December 202, as part of a national change, Northern are reminding customers that new rail timetables has started running. Rail passengers are being advised to check before they travel as there may be changes to their usual journeys and departure times before setting off. They are also being reminded to follow the latest Covid19 restrictions and...

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Northern train times change... Check before you travel!

SINCE 12 December 202, as part of a national change, Northern are reminding customers that new rail timetables has started running. Rail passengers are being advised to check before they travel as there may be changes to their usual journeys and departure times before setting off. They are also being reminded to follow the latest Covid19 restrictions and...

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