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Did you hear a loud bang?

ON 15 February 2022, at around 11am, a loud bang was heard, leading to numerous reports coming in from the Merseyside, and Lancashire coastline, as well as in Manchester Interestingly, the British Geological Survey also reported it in a Tweet. The boom...


L.O.L Surprise Dolls arriving in Liverpool this month!

1 of this season's most eagerly anticipated live shows is arriving in Liverpool and fans will be able to see some of their favourite L.O.L dolls LIVE on stage at the:- M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, over:- Saturday, 26 February 2022. to Sunday, 27 February 2022. Produced by Carter Entertainment, this highly...

Openreach creates 540 new jobs in the North West after a record year for hiring women engineers

THE UK telecommunications firm Openreach has announced it will create and fill around 540 more jobs in the North West during 2022; including more than 400 apprenticeships; as it continues to invest billions of pounds into its UK broadband...

Liverpool City Council's Cabinet is set to consider final budget proposals for 2022/23

A report being presented to Cabinet, on Friday, 18 February 2022  outlines how the Council will close the ₤24.5 million gap and balance the books. There are no proposals to withdraw services from:- Children's Centres, Lifestyles Leisure Centres, Council run Libraries, nor to remove funding from...

All you need is…Marriage Allowance

MARRIED couples and people in Civil Partnerships could receive extra cash this Valentine's Day as HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) encourages those eligible to sign up for Marriage Allowance to reduce their Tax bill. Marriage Allowance allows married couples or those in Civil Partnerships to share their personal Tax allowances if 1 partner earns an income...


UCLan researchers work with Lancashire Constabulary and Lancashire Violence Reduction Network on Home Office funded project

RESEARCH from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), funded by the Home Office, has found that 1 in 10 domestic abuse cases recorded in Lancashire are committed by people towards their own parents. In partnership with Lancashire Constabulary and the...

Kind hearted festive fun runners raise more than ₤15,000

THE local children's charity Alder Hey have publicly thanked fundraising Santas who recently dashed through the streets of Liverpool to raise much needed funds. Santas pulled on their festive running attire in December to take part and fundraise for Alder Hey, official event charity partner for the Appreciate Group...

₤10 million of UK aid funding has been awarded for research into Vaccines to protect the world from deadly diseases

RESEARCH into Vaccines to tackle some of the world's deadliest diseases in low and middle income countries has been backed by ₤10 million of UK aid funding, including ₤487,363 to the University of Liverpool, by the UK Government, on Wednesday...

Farm Safety Foundation Launches Fifth Annual Campaign To Tackle Mental Health Issues In Farming

2020 and 2021 proved incredibly challenging for the UK's farming industry. There were extreme weather conditions, poor harvests, supply chain shortages and a global Pandemic to contend with, but, through it all, farming endured as it always does. Over the past 2 years, the UK's farmers have been recognised as key workers...


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New national cervical screening campaign launches - as nearly 1 in 3 don't take up screening offer

THE Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), with the support of the NHS, has launched a major new national campaign to increase the number of those eligible attending their cervical screening in England. The new Help Us Help You - Cervical Screening Saves Lives...

Children's TV star Justin Fletcher is back at Southport Flower Show this year and you can bring the kids along to see him for free!

Justin Fletcher back by popular demand to entertain the crowds again at this year's Southport Flower Show, sponsored by Home Bargains

THE Southport Flower Show will return over, Thursday, 18 August to Sunday, 21 August 2022, and they have just confirmed that the entertainer, known to millions of...

Should we have Cycle Lanes in Formby?

WE are hearing calls for cycle lanes in Formby Village, but a high proportion of those living in the area are elderly, so does this make sense? Do you think improving the bus network is a better option or adding electric charging points in the area's car parks a better option to reducing the areas emissions? Already, up the road in...

Last Chance To See Ian Salmon's The Comeback Special On Stage In Liverpool

THE acclaimed comedy play:- 'The Comeback Special' returns to the stage in Liverpool this Spring. Penned by celebrated playwright Ian Salmon, the show comes to The Epstein Theatre for its biggest, boldest, and final production., at The Epstein...


Ask your questions about Merseyside Police's work to fight crime and deliver proactive policing

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is inviting people to submit their questions about the force's work to fight crime and deliver proactive policing ahead of her next public Scrutiny Meeting. Emily Spurrell is responsible for holding the Chief...

Letter to Editor:- "Don't forget North West young carers"
Photograph with thanks to Barnardo's

"THE challenges of the past 2 years have highlighted the incredible caring spirit of our Region. We know that for families who have young people with caring responsibilities and might have needed to shield during the Pandemic, the pressures have greatly increased..."

A courageous Mum of 4 who is:- "petrified of heights and hates flying" is determined to conquer her fears by leaping from an aircraft at 15,000ft!

MUM of 4, Karen Royle, is asking people to donate to her fundraising challenge as she prepares for her tandem skydive at the Black Knights Parachute Centre, at...

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A unique visual arts project highlighting how the Covid19 Pandemic impacted and united communities across Liverpool is spreading across the City. 'Visible Virals' will see pop-up works in public spaces and venues in neighbourhoods...


PCC and Chief Constable to hold public budget meeting

THE Police Commissioner and the Chief Constable will host a special public meeting at which Merseyside Police's budget for 2022/23 will be set and approved. The budget report is one of the most important documents the Police Commissioner, Emily Spurrell, has to consider during the course of the year...

Eni UK Ltd confirms a limited hydocarbons release (Oil leak) has taken place

ON 15 February 2022, Eni UK Ltd officially confirmed that:- "A limited hydocarbons release of less than 500 barrels occurred on Monday, 14 February 2022, from its pipeline between the Conwy and Douglas Installations, approximately 33 km from the North Wales coast. Details of the incident are still being confirmed. The Conwy to..."

Mew study has revealed that Liverpool has seen the UK's 7th highest increase in demand for 'remote jobs' between 2018 and 2021

A new study by Preply has revealed that Liverpool has seen the UK's 7th highest increase in demand for:- 'remote jobs' between 2018 and 2021, with web searches for the term up by 736% over the last 3 years. It was recently revealed that when asked if they would prefer to return...

City Centre award - Cllr Abdul Qadir and City Centre inspector Charlotte Irlam mark Liverpool's Purple Flag status!

Purple Reign! Liverpool wins national night time award for 12th successive year

LIVERPOOL is celebrating securing prestigious Purple Flag status again; taking its reign into a 12 successive year. Purple Flag is a Town and City Centre award; similar to the Blue Flag for beaches or Green Flag for parks; which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of Town


Campaign Group Save Rimrose Valley accuse National Highways hiding climate impact of Port of Liverpool Access Road

THE Save Rimrose Valley campaign group have told us that the UK's National Highways' in their view delay publishing the full, projected carbon emissions arising from its controversial Port of Liverpool Access Road Scheme (A5036), and are hiding the...

Diabetes and Ramadan event to help prepare for the holy month

PEOPLE in the Muslim community who live with diabetes are being offered help and advice from Diabetes UK to stay healthy during Ramadan. The charity, with support from Act as One, the health and care partnership for Bradford and Craven, are...

Almost 100,000 customers spread the cost of their Tax bill

ALMOST 100,000 Self Assessment customers have used online payment plans to spread the cost of their Tax bill into manageable monthly instalments since April 2021, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed. Once a customer has filed their 2020/21 Self Assessment Tax Return, they can set up a Time to Pay arrangement for up to 12 months on debts up to ₤30,000, that they're unable...

Over a million more families to be hit by HICBC Tax from April 2000

AS wages increase and living expenses soar, NFU Mutual has found that, the little known, High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC), which was introduced in January 2013, is starting to impact medium income families. The level of this Tax has never changed since it was introduced, consequently, as wages increase more families are being caught out by it..


Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid is touring England

THE Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid will be on the:- 'Road to Recovery' is on a tour spanning the country where he will visit:- Hospitals, Care Homes, Cancer Centres and cutting edge research facilities, in order to engage those most integral to his ambitious reform and recovery agenda. Kicking off on...

CBI Chief Economist response to latest GDP figures

THE CBI Chief Economist, Rain Newton Smith, said:- "The UK economy saw a lacklustre end to the year hit by the emergence of the Omicron variant and Plan B restrictions. While the worst of the impact appears to be over, firms are still grappling with supply shortages and cost pressures, while households..."

Eni UK: achieved a major breakthrough for UK's decarbonization process

Eni UK currently operates Liverpool Bay facilities in the East Irish Sea and the depleted Hewett gas field, located 19 miles off the Norfolk coast, which is currently in its decommissioning phase. The firm has announced that it has reached a total of 19 MoUs signed with as many...

Letter to the Editor:- "We are fighting with the Council for the state of the alleyways roads in Tuebrook Liverpool"

LOCAL resident, Jonathan Boow has contacted us saying:- "Hi I live in Tuebrook Liverpool and have been fighting with the Council for the state of the alleyways roads litter rats and dog fouling for a little over 2..."


Higher bills, colder homes, and monster fossil fuel profits see mass support for windfall Tax

A massive 76% of people want to see fossil fuel companies divert profits to help people struggling to pay rising energy bills, according to a national YouGov poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth.  The campaigning group say that money from a windfall Tax..

Studio Retail goes into administration; Usdaw is seeking urgent meetings and supporting members at this worrying time

THE trade union Usdaw is seeking urgent meetings with both management and the administrators of the online value retailer, Studio Retail Group Plc, for its staff, after the business announced they are going into administration...

Leading Liverpool real estate and property entrepreneur launches independent agency

OVER the past 2 years the property market has been very buoyant, prompted largely by changes in how we are living and working, the relatively low rate of interest and property owners enjoying watching the value of their homes grow: house price growth in Liverpool topped the list for the North...

Kroll appointed Administrators to Mulbury Homes Limited ("The Company")

JOINT Administrators of Mulbury Homes Limited ("the Company") have been appointed on 15 February 2022. They are Andrew Knowles and Steve Clancy, both of Kroll and on appointment, the Joint Administrators have ceased...


SP Energy Networks issues potential power cut safety advice during Storm Storm Eunice as Red, Amber and Yellow Weather Warnings Issued

SP Energy Networks has issued safety advice to help customers keep safe in the event of a power cut caused by forecast high winds from S Storm Eunice over the coming days. The Met Office has..

Over ₤17 million awarded to North West for support for domestic abuse victims to rebuild their lives

DOMESTIC abuse victims in the North West and their children will receive extra support to help them rebuild their lives in a safe environment, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities announced..

Sam P Jalloh's story
"A Show About My Life" - 1 Night Only!

The Atkinson - Theatre, Southport - Thursday, 24 February 2022..

A unique talk by civil War survivor, winner of the BBC Sports Inspirations Awards 2020 Sam P Jalloh

TheAtkinson.Co.UK for tickets and more information...


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