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Finding out more about the Climbing Hanger re-opening

AS the final countdown to Christmas begins, staff at a Covid19 vaccination site in Sefton were surprised by the arrival of a very jolly patient in a red suit, looking to get a jab. 'Santa Claus' visited Netherton Health Centre, where he had pre-booked an appointment to get his Covid19 booster vaccination, under the alias Ron Clayton. Arriving, unusually, by van rather than by sleigh, Santa explained that his reindeer were busy getting ready for their Christmas duties, but that even though he was:- 'snowed under' with festive preparations he knew it was very important to make time to get vaccinated as soon as...


Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is 'outstanding' at preventing fires, responding to major incidents and making the best use of resources

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) has been highly commended for its...


Car fire on Coastal Road

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue attended a car fire incident on the Coastal Road, in Ainsdale. We are told that a fire engine was sent to the scene along with several Police Cars following the Emergency Services receiving reports of...


A brand new Veterans Hub has opened in Southport

THE new Centre, located on Wesley Street, in Southport Town Centre, is operated by the Southport branch of the Royal British Legion and aims to be a safe space where...


91 year old granddad cycles 900 miles in 90 days

HARRY Kessler, who is from Southport, completed the incredible challenge to ...


Annual policing funding announcement met with disappointment by Merseyside PCC

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has spoken of her disappointment at the...


Evans Cycles Open Brand New Store in Southport
Report and photos by Ben Atkinson...

ON Tuesday 21 December 2021, Evans Cycles, the UK's leading specialist bike shop ...


Birkdale Kitchen Co shortlisted for 2 top awards at prestigious kbbreview Retail and Design Awards UK 2022

A ground breaking new kitchen company based in Southport ...


St Helens Christmas Panto Goldilocks Is 'Just Right' With 5 Star Reviews

THE theatre's Christmas pantomimes have become a real highlight of the festive season year after year, and ...


Our Santa Watch Webcam will be live again for Christmas Eve

OUR 2021 Santa Watch Webcam will be online from 4pm GMT on Christmas Eve. This year we are please to announce that Southport's number 1 jigsaw shop, Mind Games are sponsoring it. This years cam will be slightly different to previous years in its operation, as Santa is under far more pressure than normal, due to Covid19. As you can see in this edition, he...


Cabinet lead for Development and Housing "very impressed" with Lovell's progress on landmark Liverpool scheme
Photo by David J Colbran...

LOVELL, a national housebuilder, has been ...


Are young people are calling for a clean energy future?

YOUNG people across the UK want to see more clean energy powering the country and people taking personal responsibility to protect the planet. The call for a cleaner and greener future came...


'Get 'Winter Ready' with new checklist say Sefton health and community leaders

SEFTON'S health and community leaders are urging people to help themselves, their loved ones and the people they care for stay well this winter with the help of an online winter ready checklist. Dr Pete Chamberlain, local ...


Karen Smart, incoming Chair of CBI North West Regional Council.

New CBI North West Chair says:- "levelling up holds the key to Post Pandemic prosperity."

KAREN Smart, who is the Managing Director, at Manchester Airport, has been named as the next Chair of the CBI North West Regional...


Don't forget to declare Covid19 grants on your Tax Return

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding Self Assessment customers to declare any Covid19 grant payments on their 2020/21 Tax Return. More than 2.7 million customers claimed at least 1 Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) payment up to 5 April 2021. These grants are taxable and customers should declare them on their 2020/21 Tax Return ...


Care England comments on the Shortage Occupation List

CARE England, who are the largest and most diverse representative body for independent providers of adult social care has welcomed the Migration Advisory Committee's recommendation to put care workers on the Shortage Occupation List (SOL)
Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says...


IMPRESS welcomes joint committee recommendations on draft Online Safety Bill

OUR press regulator IMPRESS has told us that they welcome the joint committee recommendations published on 14 December 2021, regarding the need to revise definitions of journalistic content proposed under the Government's draft Online Safety Bill. IMPRESS is ready to work with the Government on this task to ensure that...


Fire Service calls on public to make fire safety a priority following fatal flat fire

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) is urging people to make fire safety a priority this following the tragic death of a man in a fire in Waterloo last week. The fire occurred in a flat on Hicks Road on Wednesday, 8 December 2021. Crews were alerted at 7.29pm and on scene at 7.32pm. 3 fire engines attended the...



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