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(Marshside) to close for 3 months
SEFTON Council are
are closing much of the Marine Drive (Coast Road) at Marshside,
Southport, to resurface it and remove the worst of the bumps that
have been increasing in recent years. This work follows on from the
work Sefton Council undertook back in the spring of 2021, when the
Western section of the road was resurfaced.
As the road will be closed for around 3 months, the RSPB, who
operate Marshside Reserve, on the North West side of the coastline,
The brand new
Southport Veterans Hub has now been officially opened, on a:- "Monumental day
Photographs by Roy Beven
THE ceremony was performed by Southport
MP Damien Moore and Mayor of Sefton Cllr Clare Carragher, as they were joined by
towards a bumper cruise season
LIVERPOOL will welcome more than
100 cruises to its shores in 2022, as the City plans to deliver its most
ambitious season yet. The outbreak of the global Pandemic in March 2020 led to
the cancellation of cruises worldwide for almost 14 months. Despite this, the
City's cruise industry mounted a respectable recovery in the 2nd ½ of 2021.
Between May and December 2021...
Offshore Rescue Trust's new Lifeboat Station - quick video tour and interview
WE where invited by the Trustee Directors
of the Southport Lifeboat to take a look at their new lifeboat house
that has just opened. Southport Lifeboat is an independent offshore...
fight to make misogyny a hate crime welcomed by Police Commissioner
THE pressure is growing to make
misogyny a hate crime in England and Wales, a move welcomed as another step
towards keeping women and girls safe, 1 of the Police Commissioner's priorities.
Emily Spurrell praised the...
Code changes set to take effect this weekend
CHANGES to The Highway Code designed to enhance safety
for all road users; particularly those most at risk; are set to come into
effect, from Saturday, 29 January 2022, as the Government continues to build
back safer. If approved by Parliament, a hierarchy of road users will be
introduced this weekend, ensuring quicker or...
Entries open for
North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2022
AN opportunity to recognise the
people, organisations and participants who helped deliver research and
innovation in healthcare during the recent Pandemic has been launched. The North
West Coast Research and...
MP comments the
Government's threats to MPs is "intimidation!"
THE Sefton Central Labour Bill
Esterson MP has reacted angrily to claims of:- "intimidation"
by Conservative Government Ministers, after allegations emerged of...
Scam HMRC call
reports drop by 97%
REPORTS of scam HMRC phone calls have fallen by 97%
over the last 12 months, latest HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) figures show,
which display a downward trend in reports overall throughout the past year.
returns to Plan A as regulations on face coverings and COVID Passes change today
THE Department of Health and
Social Care (DHSC) have confirmed that as of 00:01, on Thursday, 27 January
2021, England returned to Plan A measures following the huge success of the
vaccination programme and falling Omicron infections. Plan B measures were
initially introduced on 8 December 2021 to slow the spread of the Omicron
variant and buy time for scientists to better understand it and get...
Southport build the 'Tower of Hope' on Lord Street?
FOR a few weeks we have heard roomers about plans to
build one of the tallest buildings outside of London in Southport, and this week
it was confirmed. Yes the owners of Mikhail Hotel and Leisure Group hit the UK
headlines for its proposed 48 story skyscraper on the North East end of historic
Liverpool Philharmonic's Music Room to host Blick Bassy's Liverpool date
THE Cameroonian Singer,
Songwriter, Blick Bassy, will be performing along with his 3...
Final call to
take part in consultation on local stroke services
THE NHS is reminding people in Knowsley, Liverpool,
Sefton and West Lancashire that it's still not too late to share their views on
a proposal to establish a Comprehensive Stroke Centre, at Aintree University
Hospital. The proposal aims to improve...
College launches recruitment drive to support Regional growth in
HUGH Baird College, in Merseyside, is
calling on Electricians to consider becoming a teacher or assessor to help
generate the electrical workforce of the future. The recruitment campaign
for letting out property without smoke alarms
A landlord is facing a bill of almost
₤5,000 for failing to install smoke detectors in a house he rented out to a
young family, in a case brought by Liverpool City Council. The property, on Kingsheath
Avenue, Liverpool 14, also...
The Pirate King Children's Opera Tours During February ½ Term
Photograph by:- David Munn
BILL Elms Productions and
Absolute Children's Opera have collaborated to develop a funfilled show which
introduces children of all ages to the world of Opera. Hurrah! Follow the great
to the challenge with new City Centre home
A local business with
community at its heart is taking over the café at 1 of Liverpool's
most iconic buildings, St George's Hall, bringing their delicious
award winning pies to the sought after City Centre location. Since
opening their shop in...
Comedy Festival 2022 now has announced 2 more fantastic names taking part!
THE 2022 Festival will take place
once again in a heated and seated luxury marquee courtesy of Elite Marquees, in
Victoria Park, Southport, from 30 September to 16 October, 2022. Liverpool stand
UCLan leads pilot study into innovative digital stroke rehab tool
A pilot research
study into a potentially quality of life enhancing digital stroke
rehabilitation tool has launched. The Virtual Engagement
Rehabilitation Assistant (VERA) is a bespoke digital tool being
developed by The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust and Citrus Suite
software company, with research, funded by The Stroke Association
and MedCity, led by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
Through an individualised programme...
CBI finds UK
Manufacturing activity remains firm despite costs rising sharply
UK manufacturing output volumes
in the ¼ to January grew at a slower pace than in December, though growth
remained firm compared with the long run average, while costs grew at the
quickest pace for decades, according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial
Trends Survey. The survey of 236 companies found that output volumes increased
in 10 out of 17 sub sectors, with growth mostly driven by the food, drink and
tobacco sub sector. Manufacturers...
out to claim Liverpool City Region Additional Restrictions Grant 3 - Covid19
Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grants
THE UK Government, in England, has provided Sefton
Council (and other neighbouring Local Authorities in the Liverpool City Region)
with further Additional Restrictions Grant payments (ARG3). This fund is to
support businesses severely impacted by the rise of the Omicron variant and
which are not eligible for the Omicron...
launches its 2022 nationwide recruitment drive with 10 positions to fill in
THE UK's 1st budget hotel chain, Travelodge, have
launched its 2022 recruitment drive, and is looking to fill 600 positions across
its 582 UK hotels including 10 positions in its 8 properties in Liverpool.
Travelodge is 1 of the UK's largest and most iconic hotel chains and is still
continuing to grow at pace. The group operates hotels across the UK and has 11
hotels in Ireland and 5 in Spain. The company...
The New Year
brings new positivity to Wayfarers
A new year with a
change of managing agents for Wayfarers Arcade, in Southport.
Commercial Property Partners has been appointed by the Landlord,
Panther Securities PLC to manage the running of the iconic arcade,
taking over from CBRE. This is a positive development for Wayfarers
which has been at the Centre of Southport shopping for 123 years. CP
Partners are committed to bringing an all-round fresh and positive
approach as to how the Centre is managed.
England Staff Changes
CARE England has
announced that Ann Mackay and Louisa Collyer Hamlin will be leaving
Care England this year. Louisa will be leaving in the middle of
February and Ann in the middle of March. Professor Martin Green OBE,
Chief Executive of Care England, says:- "Ann and Louisa will
leave a very strong legacy for Care England and an enormous gap in
our team. However, I want to reassure everyone that Ann and Louisa
have developed a very strong and brilliant policy team, and though
they are a tremendous loss, I have confidence that..."
your say and help transform the health of City residents
A group of people
exercising Description automatically generated with medium
confidence A brand new City wide consultation has launched with the
aim of creating a thriving leisure offer that all Liverpool
residents can benefit from. Residents are being asked to fill in a
short online survey which will give the City Council an insight into
how people in the City currently stay active, what sports and
activities they want in their community and what service