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TV licence fee to
be frozen for 2 years
IN the UK have a TV Licence and
can be fined up to ₤1,000 if you watch or record live TV without a TV Licence on
a:- TV, computer or other device as they’re broadcast. Also, if you download or
watch BBC programmes on iPlayer:- live, catch up or on demand. Yet, not need a
TV Licence to watch:- non-BBC programmes on online catch up services, videos or
DVDs, clips on websites like YouTube or closed circuit television (CCTV). Before
August 2020 it was free to everyone over the age of 75, but since everyone aged
75 or over needs to pay for their TV licence; the only exception being if you
claim pension credit, in...
Councillors campaign for roundabout safety improvements
FORMBY Labour Councillors are campaigning
for safety improvements at roundabouts in the Village. Cllr Nina...
owner sets a challenge to local residents
A Southport gym owner and Personal Trainer is
encouraging people to put their wellbeing 1st this year, and is promising to
give them all the support they need. Lisa Little opened From The...
Lifeboat move into new Lifeboat Station
THE Trustee Directors of the
Southport Offshore Rescue Trust are pleased to announce that we have begun the
process of relocating to our new Lifeboat Station. The...
awarded more than ₤1.7 million to get vulnerable communities vaccinated
AN army of vaccine volunteers in
the North West will help people in hard to reach communities to get jabbed...
continuing to make Formby Pinewoods safe again
AS 2021 ended Storm Arwen hit the
UK hard, coursing havoc across the UK. Shockingly, the damage is
still being cleared up, in the Mersey Forrest. Formby Point and Victoria...
contract awarded to west Lancashire based Northern Diver International
A ₤23.37M contract has been awarded to west Lancashire
based Northern Diver...
Epstein Theatre Announces Spring Season 2022
THE Epstein Theatre in Liverpool
has announced its Spring Season 2022 programme following a hugely successful
festive run of...
St Helens Theatre
Royal Announces Spring Season 2022 Programme
HOT on the heels of hugely successful Christmas
pantomime Goldilocks And The 3 Bears, St Helens Theatre...
New hospitality business
opens on Lord Street, Southport
LABOUR'S Shadow Minister for
Business and industry asked the Health Secretary why the UK Government are still
refusing to support British manufacturers of Covid tests instead of importing
millions of unreliable tests from abroad.
The question, asked in the House of Commons, is the 3rd time Mr Esterson has
tried to secure an answer after the Prime Minister and Business Secretary were
unable to provide an adequate explanation on previous occasions. The exchange
comes as it was...
Extension of Free
PPE to Adult Social Care Sector
CARE England, who are the largest
and most diverse representative body for independent providers of adult social
care has welcomed the extension of the provision of free PPE to the health and
care sector to 31 March 2023...
Work from home
guidance ends in England
THE Prime Minister has abruptly ended work from home
guidance in England, thanks to the progress we've all made we will be lifting
the Plan B measures and returning to our original Plan A...
the redesign of 1 of Liverpool's major roads are being proposed to City
IN the new amendments being proposed, buses could be
given the green light to...
Bill Esterson MP
meets with residents to discuss controversial plans to build on farmland
BILL Esterson MP met with residents to discuss a
controversial application to build 149 homes on former...
CLA statement in
response to Julian Glover's landscapes review
the UK Government's response to Julian Glover's Landscapes Review,
Country Land and Business Association...
Shines Spotlight on Liverpool's Culture Club
FOR the 1st time, Liverpool's arts organisations have
come together in a brand new campaign promoting Liverpool's impressive...
Region Combined Authority Unveils Budget Proposals
THE Liverpool City Region
Combined Authority will be asked to approve its budget for 2022/23 at its
Make a difference
by registering as a blood or organ donor
DONATING blood or
organs are the most important things you can do to make a difference
welcome new careers support
A leading careers advice
programme has expanded its remit to offer more support to help young carers
across West Lancashire to study at...
Luke Wright -
Liverpool date for new show on 2022 tour
WHETHER he's playing master of
ceremonies at a Libertines show in front of 5,000 screaming rock fans or
reciting Georgian ballads down your local, Luke Wright is adept...
Mersey Fire and
Rescue Service is supporting Register My Appliance Week 17
THIS week, Mersey
Fire and Rescue Service is supporting Register My Appliance Week 17
told us that:- "WE all..."
Health students reflect on their 1st term
THE UK's new T-levels are a
nationally recognised 2 year qualification designed to give learners a head
start towards the career they want. They are worth the same number of UCAS
points as 3...
residents outline their priorities
MORE than 900 people
have responded to the 1st Phase of a survey about how to make
Liverpool a fairer City for all. Last summer, Liverpool City Council
announced that it was opening discussions with...
climate courses to help West Lancs businesses
A leading Lancashire training
provider is helping businesses in Ormskirk and Skelmersdale..
New name for
community group which raised ₤26,000 to transform historic Southport park
A community campaign
group which has raised over ₤26,000 through its fundraising efforts
last year has now revealed...
reminded of legal duty to improve energy efficiency of privately rented houses
Photograph by Jennifer
THE landlords of hundreds of
privately rented properties in Liverpool are being warned...
MP praises Formby store for its net zero efforts
SEFTON Central MP, Bill Esterson,
has visited a Formby supermarket to hear about the work they are doing to...
Astronomical Society's 1st
meeting of 2022
ON Thursday, 20 January 2022,
Rick Tyers will give a talk entitled:- "Geocentric to Heliocentric
Universe" which will look at how our view of ourselves and our
Ministers visit Pilkington Glass in St Helens
LABOUR'S Shadow Ministers, Shadow Business
Secretary Jonathan Reynolds, Shadow...
CARE England, the
largest and most diverse representative body for independent
providers of adult social care has called for more to be done to
stop the workforce crisis in adult social care.
Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:-
"Workforce pressures are the key concerns for the sector at the
moment; our staff are our best resource and without them the sector
cannot function let alone support...
factory making vital NHS Equipment is set to:- 'be shipped to Costa Rica'
TERUMO Europa NV,
who has its Headquarters located in Leuven, Belgium, runs a factory in Knowsley,
employing 110 people, making specialist cardiovascular and oncology equipment
for the NHS. The firm's manufacturing plant in Kbowley, after 25 years, has told
staff it will be closing, and moving operations to Costa...
Northern leaders and Secretary of State, Michael Gove, to discuss
next stage of North's Levelling Up in Liverpool
BOTH political and business
leaders from across the North will meet in the Liverpool City Region next month
to discuss the next step in the North's levelling up. They will be joined by
business, public sector and community representatives from across the North and
Reduce your risk
of cervical cancer by getting screened
THIS Cervical Cancer
Prevention Week, health leaders in Sefton want to help even more
people to protect themselves against cervical cancer. NHS South
Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and
Formby CCG are encouraging those eligible aged 25 to 64 to have
screening to reduce their risk of developing cervical cancer. The
businesses honoured in Hidden Gem category in 2022 Tourism Awards
A total of 5 superb Southport businesses have been
shortlisted for this year's Hidden Gem category in the 2022 Liverpool City
Region Tourism Awards, so please vote for your favourite; it would be fantastic
to see a local winner! Southport's shortlisted entries are:- The Bijou Cinema
Lancaster Head Office Creates Host Of New Jobs Following Expansion
bespoke holiday park operator, Verdant Leisure, has announced that
it is recruiting for 15 new positions at its Caton Road Head Office.
The roles, across marketing, holiday sales, accounts, customer
services and HR departments, come after a recent period of
significant investment and...
Black Is The
Color Of My Voice, is heading to Liverpool
THIS stage show was
inspired by the life of Nina Simone and featuring many of her most
iconic songs performed live. Apphia Campbell's acclaimed play
follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist, as she
seeks redemption after the untimely death of her father. She
reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy
destined for a life in the service of the...
The Friends of
Old Christ Church Chairman awarded BEM
THE Friends of Old
Christ Church have said they are very
proud and delighted to announce that the community groups Chairman
John Bramham has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the
New Year's Honours List 2022 for services to community heritage.
They said:- "John wishes to make it clear that the reason
CARE England, the
largest and most diverse representative body for independent
providers of adult social care has responded to the Government's
proposals to ensure market sustainability and a fair cost of care,
outlining key issues, questions and concerns. Professor Martin Green
OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:- "As a critical
friend to Government, Care England has done a lot of research and
Old Christ Church
Flea Market and Vintage Fair is cancelled for February
THE Friends of Old
Christ Church have issued the following announcement:-
"Unfortunately, due to ill health Marie Curtis who has been
organising the Flea Market and Vintage Fairs for many years are
unable to continue at this time, and therefore we are unable to
start again in February, as planned. We shall be..."