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中国新年 4750 - Liverpool - Chinese New Year 2022

THE 1st Chinese New Year Celebrations in Liverpool since the Covid19 Pandemic started took place on Sunday, 6 February 2022. The start of 4750 of the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, started on 1 February 2022, with traditional celebrations culminating in the Lantern Festival, that took place on 15 February 2022.  As part of Europe's oldest Chinese Community, in the shadow of the biggest Chinese Imperial Arch outside of China, the Liverpool Chinese Business Association and Liverpool...


Events are back for 2022!

AFTER more than 2 years of disruption, Liverpool's events calendar is back with a new lease of life. Culture Liverpool, the award winning Liverpool City Council team responsible for staging some of the City's biggest events, is deep in planning mode to bring back some of the most loved events as well as some brand new projects which are set to attract hundreds of...

Government announces leads for 2 separate independent reviews to tackle health disparities

IT has been announced that Professor Dame Margaret Whitehead to lead review into ethnic inequalities for medical devices and Javed Khan OBE to lead review into tobacco control Findings will form part of wider plans to level up...

PCC calls for changes in the law to provide improved protection for vulnerable adults in custody

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has called for an urgent change to the law to guarantee support for vulnerable adults in custody after she was forced to step in to deliver the service on Merseyside. There is a legal requirement for the Police to secure an:- 'appropriate...'

Mayor of Liverpool Joanne Anderson and the Bishop of Liverpool Paul Bayes.

Mayor and Bishop of Liverpool write open letter to Home Secretary

THE Mayor of Liverpool and the Bishop of Liverpool have written an open letter to the Home Secretary asking that the Government withdraws its Nationality and Borders Bill. The move comes after a motion was passed at last Wednesday's Full Council meeting requesting that...


North West awarded ₤34,179,771 to support vulnerable families and build brighter futures

NEARLY 11,000 vulnerable families across the North West of England will receive tailored support and interventions through Government investment in the flagship Supporting Families programme. This week the Department for Levelling Up...

PCC encourages organisations to use free tool to improve their cyber security

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is urging businesses, educational organisations and charities to improve their cyber security by signing up to the Police's CyberAlarm tool. Emily Spurrell is trying to increase awareness of the free tool to mark Safer Internet Day, that was on 8 February 2022, which aims to promote safer use of...

Wallasey Woman Who Beat Cancer Launches 1st All Day:- 'Life Shift' Wellness Retreat

ELLEN Cullen, a Mum and Nan, from Wallasey, Wirral, is excited to launch her very first full day wellness event; that was focused on yoga, mindfulness and meditation. Ellen launched Life Shift during lockdown, with the aim of...

1 in 3 employers have not talked to staff about their mental health over the past year

NEW research by Acas has found that 35% of British employers have not spoken to their staff about their mental health and wellbeing over the past year during the Coronavirus (Covid19) Pandemic. Acas commissioned YouGov to ask businesses...


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We hear You! - Children's Mental Health Week

A recent survey capturing the views of children and young people across Liverpool is set to help shape mental health support and services in the City. Mental health has been a major concern for everyone during the Pandemic; especially the impact on our youngest residents. To better understand what's been happening, Liverpool City..

Levelling Up and Liverpool City Region - the devil's in the delivery, says Federation of Small Businesses

RESPONDING to the Government's Levelling Up white paper announcement, FSB Area Leader for Liverpool City Region, Michael Sandys, said:- "To ensure Levelling Up is a success, small businesses must be front and centre, with improvements made to connectivity, business support and skills development across the UK. The focus that the Government has put on locality, rejuvenating town centres and high streets, where the majority..."

LGA statement on final Local Government Finance Settlement

RESPONDING to the final Local Government Finance Settlement, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, which represents Councils across England, said:- "We are pleased that the final Local Government Finance settlement confirms previously announced extra grant funding and Council tax raising powers in 2022 / 2023 to help Councils meet the extra cost and demand led pressures they face to keep providing services at pre-Pandemic levels. For that to happen, every Council..."

New Catholic academy trust launched in the North West

A new Catholic multi academy trust run in partnership between the Archdiocese of Liverpool and the Diocese of Shrewsbury, and in collaboration with the Church of England Dioceses of Chester and Liverpool, has been launched. It aims to provide transformative educational opportunities for children and young people in the North West of England. The 1st 6 Schools in the Liverpool City Region will join St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust this term and further Schools are due to join in the summer term and then in the...


'My Planned Care Platform' to provide targeted information for patients waiting for elective surgeries

PATIENTS waiting for elective surgeries will benefit from increased transparency and information sharing following the launch of the new NHS:- 'My Planned Care' platform. Patients and their carers will be able to access tailored information ahead of planned surgeries including information on waiting times for their provider. They will also be able to better understand their expected wait and clinicians will be able to link patients to the most appropriate personalised support...

Legendary Liverpool bar LA’GO celebrates 25 years in business

AFTER a challenging couple of years, Liverpool’s nightlife sector is preparing itself for a busy year ahead, and no one will be celebrating more than the team at LA’GO, based in Colquitt Street. Launched in 1997, originally as a Motown bar, it soon became known for its affordable drinks and great music. Since then, the venue has weathered every economic and cultural storm, and is looking forward to a packed roster of events, including their Valentine’s Meet Market night on 14th February. The event’s name reflects the LA’GO tongue in cheek, witty...

Bill Esterson MP responds to death of former NHS consultant Sanjeev Sharma

SEFTON Central's MP, Bill Esterson, has responded to the death of former NHS consultant and friend Sanjeev Sharma. Mr Sharma, from Formby, recently retired almost 2 years after suffering a debilitating stroke after catching Covid. Mr Sharma's death was confirmed by Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust. Mr Esterson said:- "I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Sanjeev Sharma. He was a wonderful friend to many of us who knew him and a hugely respected Hospital consultant..."

Update on Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone

THE UK Government on Friday, 4 February 2022, has granted permission to Greater Manchester Authorities to delay the implementation of their Clean Air Zone. Decisions around the introduction of Clean Air Zones are the responsibility of local authorities, in consultation with residents and local businesses. However, since Greater Manchester’s proposals were submitted in 2019 there have been a number of challenges, including the impact of Covid19 on supply chains and the price and availability...


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