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Rural communities risk Catch 22 situation as shift online gathers pace, but poor connectivity still leaves many behind

MANY residents of England's small Towns and Villages face being digitally excluded and locked out of key services as the nation builds back from the Pandemic due to underinvestment in rural connectivity and skills, despite a growing desire in these areas to embrace digital for health, shopping and other needs, a new report has warned.  Published on 12 January 2022, by Rural England CIC, the report:- 'State of Rural Services 2021 - The Impact of the Pandemic,' found out that the Pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital 1st lifestyles...


A search has been launched to discover Southport's best fish or seafood recipe!

AN appeal has been made by local fisherman and fish shop owner Kevin Peet, with a ₤20 voucher for the winner. Kevin...


Charity delivers over 18,000 care kits and 15,000 food boxes in aid of local communities in 2021

OVER 18,000 care kits, 15,000 food boxes, and 2,450 Christmas themed food parcels have been delivered to individuals, families, and organisations across the UK, including Liverpool, by the Rapid Relief Team (RRT), in..


ABBA Reunion Tribute Show heading to Southport

CREATED by the Director, Producer, and Choreographer of the award winning Abbamania musical and starring the original:- 'Frida' from the London West End cast, the ABBA Reunion...


Merseyrail timetable amendments due to Covid19 impact on staffing levels

THE local rail operator Merseyrail has announced changes to its services due to the impact of the Omicron Covid19 variant, which has led to an increase in staff being absent. Services on all...


Making Tax Digital for VAT is coming - are you ready?

UK businesses are reminded to take steps to prepare for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Value Added Tax (VAT) before it becomes mandatory for all VAT Registered businesses from 1 April this year.  MTD is designed to help businesses eliminate common errors....


Make steps towards a healthier you this new year

AFTER all the indulgence of the festive season, together with Sefton Council are encouraging you to get the New Year off to the right start by taking better control...


Most small business owners not planning to recruit this year, say lenders

IF this is true, it could have a huge effect on the job market, but Alan Jones, PA Industrial Correspondent has found that new research suggests 4 out of 5 small businesses do not expect to hire new employees this year amid mounting concern over the economy. A survey of 500 owners of small businesses showed that only 1 in 10 predicted they will recruit over the next 12 months. Optimism among small...


Liverpool Empire Theatre's exciting Chicago cast announcement!

DAVID Ian in association with Barry and Fran Weissler are delighted to announce that:- ‘Three Degrees' soul sensation Sheila Ferguson will star as:- ‘Mama Morton' in the acclaimed UK and Ireland tour of the international smash hit musical Chicago. Sheila joins the recently announced Russell Watson as:- ‘Billy Flynn,' Faye Brookes as...


Should we keep rapid lateral flow testing free?

PEOPLE in England currently have free access regular rapid lateral flow testing, but with more than ₤1 billion have been spent on purchasing lateral flow tests, can we afford to keep them free? But with the withdrawal of universal free lateral flow tests would be "utterly reckless." This question follows reports published within the Sunday Times that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Government plans, if true could save billions as Ministers expect 6 more years of virus, but if...


HMRC gives Self Assessment Taxpayers more time to ease Covid19 pressures

THE UK's HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is waiving late filing and late payment penalties for Self Assessment Taxpayers for 1 month; giving them extra time, if they need it, to complete their 2020/21 Tax return and pay any Tax due. HMRC is encouraging Taxpayers to file and pay on time if they can, as...


Liverpool ONE steps into 2022 with the signing of Russell and Bromley

LIVERPOOL ONE's operators, Grosvenor, have announce that Russell and Bromley, the premium British footwear and handbag brand, is to launch a new 3,000sq ft site on South John Street, its 1st within Liverpool. Set to open this spring, the new Russell and Bromley store will showcase the brand's extensive collection of fashion...


Are we spinning out of control?

YES, you are reading more negative reporting about Covid19, but please don't turn off, read on, as it might just start your alarm bells ringing! Remember US President Donald Trump has cast doubt on a report by his own Government warning of devastating effects from climate change and that it was a Chinese hoax? Remember Boris Johnson famously touring the UK in a bus which...



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