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North Sefton Venues Welcome In 2022

UNLIKE normal, we opted to only cover 4 venues, to minimise our risk of exposure to Covid19, on New Years Eve, to see them brining in 2022.  Like many for others heading out, Covid19 dominated the start of 2022, but that did not stop some people from heading out. Numbers definitely where significantly down and people stayed out for a far shorter periods of time, with many choosing to only head out at around 11pm for a quick celebration. We are sorry not to have been able to attended all the venues who had requested us and hope when 2023 comes in, things will have changed for the...


New Local Plan set to be adopted after being judged:- 'sound'

LIVERPOOL'S Local Plan, setting out how the City will meet the challenges of a growing population, regenerating neighbourhoods...


Predictions for 2022

THE start of a new year is always interesting to hear peoples predictions on what will happen as we look into the future. As 2021 was dominated by Covid19, with only a few events at the very end of the year, on Merseyside breaking...


Southport leads the countdown to The Good Business Festival 2022!

FAMILY values took centre stage as The Good Business Festival hosted its 1st countdown event earlier this...


Chapel Street in Southport Town Centre is sparkling once more!

SOUTHPORT BID has completed the project to light up the trees along the busy shopping street. The BID...


Should young people use masks?

THE use of disposable masks is creating huge environmental issues, and the availability of multi use face coverings is low, so you might think that these issues might be used to say why young people are not expected to use marks, yet...


Southport Contemporary Arts:- 'For the Love of Painting'


A retrospective exhibition to showcase a much missed colleague will be taking place at the end of January to celebrate the artistic skills...


Aldi calls on suppliers in Merseyside to get in touch

ALDI has announced plans to recruit over 100 additional British suppliers in 2022, in a bid to accelerate its commitment to increase its spend with British suppliers by ₤3.5bn a year by the end of...


Warning to retailers over illegal e-cigarettes and vaping devices

TRADING Standards in Liverpool have discovered a large number of retailers...


Morrisons gives customers free wonky Carrots for Rudolph!

MORRISONS has giving away 10,000 wonky British carrots to customers who want to leave out refreshments for Father Christmas and his reindeer...


The CLA responds to Natural Capital report published by the Green Alliance

THE Country Land and Business Association (CLA) which represents 28,000 farmers, land managers and rural businesses across England and Wales, responds to the Green Alliance's report Natural Capital - the battle for control, that was published on 5 January 2022. The report...


Pandemic mental health funding awarded

A total of 19 projects to improve mental health and wellbeing during the ongoing Pandemic are being funded by Liverpool City Council's public health team. Public Health Liverpool has earmarked ₤500k for the community mental health grant programme, with money given to local voluntary, community and faith...


Bill Esterson MP describes lifetime achievement award for Doctor friend struck down by Covid as:- "richly deserved"

BILL Esterson MP has described a lifetime achievement award for his friend, NHS consultant Sanjeev Sharma, as:- "richly deserved." Mr Sharma, from Formby, who recently retired after suffering a debilitating stroke after...


New FCA insurance regulations mean fairer home and motor insurance renewals

SINCE 1 January 2021 insurers have been banned from quoting customers a higher price for renewing their home or motor insurance than they would pay if they were a new customer. The new rules brought in by the FCA are expected to save consumers ₤4.2bn over the next 10...


Lobbying win - CLA welcomes legislation to crack down on hare coursing

THE Country Land and Business Association (CLA), has welcomed Government plans to strengthen the powers and penalties available to tackle illegal hare coursing. These changes come on the back of tireless lobbying by the CLA and other rural organisations. The Government is set to introduce tougher sentencing and improved...


2,828 'elf Assessments filed on Christmas Day

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed that 2,828 customers filed their Self Assessment Tax Return on Christmas Day, compared to 2,700 in 2020. For thousands of customers, filing their Tax Return on 25 December has become part of their Christmas tradition, with 227 choosing to complete their Self Assessment between 12:00 and 12:59. In total, more than 31,000 customers submitted...



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