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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...


Cllr Nina Killen (left) and Cllr Catie Page at the Cross House roundabout in Formby.

Formby Councillors campaign for roundabout safety improvements

FORMBY Labour Councillors are campaigning for safety improvements at roundabouts in the Village. Cllr Nina...


Southport gym 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...


Southport 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...


North West 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...


Work still 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...


₤23.37M contract awarded to west Lancashire based Northern Diver International

A ₤23.37M contract has been awarded to west Lancashire based Northern Diver...


Liverpool's 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...


Amendments to the redesign of 1 of Liverpool's major roads are being proposed to City Councillors

IN the new amendments being proposed, buses could be given the green light to...


Bill Esterson MP with residents Phil Chadwick (right) and Mark Hudson (centre) with the site of the proposed planning application off Chapel Lane Melling in the background.

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

FOLLOWING the UK Government's response to Julian Glover's Landscapes Review, Country Land and Business Association...


New Campaign 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...


Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Unveils Budget Proposals

THE Liverpool City Region Combined Authority will be asked to approve its budget for 2022/23 at its meeting on...


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 to someone...


Young carers 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..."


Hugh Baird College students have completed their 1st term studying brand new technical qualifications called T-levels.

New T-level 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...


Liverpool 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...


PHX offers 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...


A picture containing building, sky, outdoor, with Liverpool Docks on the horizon.

Landlords reminded of legal duty to improve energy efficiency of privately rented houses
Photograph by Jennifer Bruce

THE landlords of hundreds of privately rented properties in Liverpool are being warned...


Bill Esterson MP with Tesco Formby store manager Steve Potter

Bill Esterson 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...


Southport 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 place in...


Labour Shadow Ministers visit Pilkington Glass in St Helens

Plant manager, Neil Syder, with MPs Bill Esterson, Jonathan Reynolds and Marie Rimmer.

LABOUR'S Shadow Ministers, Shadow Business Secretary Jonathan Reynolds, Shadow...


Workforce Challenges

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...


Merseyside 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 Secretary of...


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 test detects...


5 Southport 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 Southport...


Verdant Leisure's Lancaster Head Office Creates Host Of New Jobs Following Expansion

LANCASTER based 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 he..."


Market Sustainability

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 fact finding..."


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..."



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