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Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual supporting thousands of customers after Storm Eunice and Storm Franklin batter the UK!

HE storms that hit the UK brought with them gusts as high as 120mph in parts, leaving widespread damage to homes, farms and other businesses, all across the UK. Damage to power lines resulted in power cuts, trees were pulled from the ground, and buildings were damaged as the winds ripped through the country. NFU Mutual, which activated its emergency plan last week to prepare for the storm and protect its customers, is...


CLA critical of Government's cut off date decision

THE Country Land and Business Association has criticised the UK Government's decision to remove the cut-off date for adding historic unrecorded rights of way to the Definitive Map. The map is intended to record all historic rights of way, and members of the public have long been...

Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram unveils plan to help City Region tourism industry recover from the seismic shock of Covid

A short term recovery plan to rebuild the Liverpool City Region visitor economy after it was devastated by the Pandemic has been unveiled by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram. The 2 year Visitor...

Long waits for NHS treatment are:- "unacceptable" says Bill Esterson MP

THE Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson, has described as:- "unacceptable" figures from the NHS which showed that more than 127,000 people were waiting for treatment at Liverpool and Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals at the end of 2021. MP Mr Esterson...

NHS organisation named as best not-for-profit in UK
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NHS Business Services Authority has been named as the Best Not-for-Profit organisation to work for in the UK at the Best Companies Q1 awards, presented by TV's Dan Walker. The listings are based on feedback from employees themselves about their...


Police Commissioner sets budget to help Merseyside Police rebuild in the year ahead

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has set and approved a budget which will allow Merseyside Police to continue to rebuild during 2022/23. The Commissioner, Emily Spurrell, held a special public budget meeting with Chief Constable Serena...

Ofcom plans crackdown on fake number fraud

UK phone companies will make it harder for scammers to use their networks, under a range of measures proposed by Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries. Offcom claims almost 45 million people in the UK were targeted by scam calls and texts last summer and...

Major changes to the awarding of contracts

LIVERPOOL City Council is set to make significant changes to the way it designs projects and contracts for suppliers so they deliver economic, social and environmental benefits for residents. It could mean support or training being provided for the long term unemployed, businesses giving careers advice in Schools, sharing building space with...

Fire warning issued to Schools and Care Homes amid kitchen ventilation concerns

HUNDREDS of Schools and Care Homes across the North West could be at risk of devastating fires because the commercial extraction systems in their kitchens aren't being cleaned to required industry-wide standards. All kitchens in a commercial setting now need to be cleaned by specially...


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New Maggie's Wirral at the Steve Morgan Foundation Building sees over 200% increase in visits since opening

THE local charity Maggie's on the Wirral, who are located within the Steve Morgan Foundation Building has been able to increase its face-to-face support by over 200% for people with cancer since it opened in June 2021. The...

Health and Social Care Secretary brief the media on the Spring Covid19 vaccination rollout

THE UK's Health and Social Care Secretary, Sajid Javid has said:- "Thanks to our Covid19 vaccination rollout, we are already the freest country in Europe. It has saved countless lives, reduced pressure on the NHS and is allowing us to learn to live with the virus. I have accepted the advice.."

American wrestling star Scotty 2 Hotty comes to Liverpool in March 2022

1 of the World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) biggest stars in their most successful business periods will be visiting the City of Liverpool, yes in the UK, for a series of appearances. Scotty 2 Hotty, famous for his performances with stars...

Fastlane Autocare Launches Fundraising Drive to Repair Storm-Damaged Tunza Pride Centre

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Storms highlight future problems facing the Liverpool City Region

THE impact of climate change has really been noticed in the UK since the start of 2022, as the damage from Storm Arwen, back in November 2021 is still being cleared up; since when we have experienced a run of further storms. These latest storms to batter the UK have brought with them more widespread power outages...

Job Vacancy - for Social Media Specialist

GALLERY 1, is a family run art shop located on Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, (PR90BB) is looking for a Social Media Specialist who has also got a total understanding of Wix Websites and other website formats.  The shop provides mostly contemporary art, with a wide range of colours, styles and from...

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ArtHouse, Southport to host - "Scatter and Pluck"

ART seems to run in the family of Southport artist, Matt Sephton. His granddad was a respected painter known for his watercolours of the local area and his father was a draftsman. Now Matt is asserting his own artistic credentials in his 1 man showing:- "Scatter and Pluck" at the ArtHouse during March, exploring the freedom of...

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Boundary Commission for England launches public consultation on proposed constituencies
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THE Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is inviting comments during its secondary public consultation on constituency boundaries, which is open now until 4 April 2022. The Commission is undertaking an independent...


A picture containing outdoor, ground, street Description automatically generated Roadworks on County Road (A59) in Walton are set to restart on Monday, 28 February 2022.

Major highways scheme enters final phase

1 of Liverpool's key highways schemes, which was delayed due to the collapse of a contractor, is about to enter its final phase. County Road, which forms part of the historic A59, is a major gateway into the City Centre from the north of Liverpool, passing Everton FC's Goodison Park, before linking up to Aintree Racecourse and on to the...

Are you ready for Sonic the Hedgehog 2?

IN UK cinemas from 1 April 2022 will be the latest animated film by Paramount Pictures, in Association with SEGA Sammy Group, thanks to the film makers behind:- 'The Fast and the Furious' and 'Deadpool.' But unlike the...

Letter to Editor:- "Let's get Southport walking!"

"DURING the Pandemic, many of us rediscovered the simple act of walking; the oldest, cheapest and greenest transport there is. Walking kept us connected to ourselves and to others and helped us to stay healthy and happy. Walking is good for our minds, our bodies, and our Cities, Towns and Villages. But lots of us still struggle with narrow, cluttered, uneven..."

LGA responds to Living with Covid strategy

RESPONDING to the Government's Living with Covid strategy, announcing the phasing out of all legal Covid19 restrictions in England, Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, said:- "We are now moving to a new phase of living with Covid19 in our communities. The fact that we are now in this position is in no small part testament to the fantastic work of Councils in protecting communities and supporting partners in the successful roll-out of vaccines. However..."


Staff at Liverpool Hope join UK wide University strike

STAFF at Liverpool Hope University downed tools in a strike that will run for 5 days over pay and working conditions. They will be on picket lines on every day of action. Their demands include a ₤2.5k pay rise for all University employees. The latest retail price index figures of 7.8% mean the University...

HMP Liverpool to be refurbished to create more prison places

HMP Liverpool will be part of an unprecedented expansion and refurbishment programme, creating more than 4,000 new prison places across the country, Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab has recently been announced. These new places are part of the Government's ₤4bn investment to create 20,000 modern and...

Did 'Clean' energy partner causes Liverpool Bay oil spill and risk to public health?

ENI is a key partner of the HyNetNW energy project, and Friends of The Earth say the recent incident in Liverpool Bay:- "must call into question the partnership's ability to achieve its declaration to 'promote clean growth." In a press statement, we have...

What will Ukraine do to our Economy?

IN the words of the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson:- "President Putin has chosen a path of bloodshed and destruction by launching this unprovoked attack on Ukraine." As we watch President Putin and his regime attack Ukraine, as a nation we will have to prepare for refugees, but also face further price hikes around fuel, gas...


Is access to University under threat?

WITH the move by the UK Government to push to create a "high-skill, high-wage economy," you would expect to make access to course-related facilities and equipment affordable to more, not less. As we hear that students enrolling in 2023-24 courses will now face paying off student loans, after graduation, well into their 60's, we have also hear that...

UK sees the sharpest manufacturing price growth since 1976 according to CBI

UK manufacturing output growth picked up in the 3 months to February 2022, but the balance of manufacturers expecting price rises in the next 3 months was at its highest since December 1976. That's according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey, based on responses from 224 manufacturing...

2022 List Of Events in brief for Old Christ Church

THE Old Christ Church is a redundant Anglican church located on Waterloo Road, Waterloo, Merseyside, L22 1RE, and houses multiple events. This is the tremendously vibrant volunteer group, The Friends ôf Old Christ Church's upcoming event lists for 2022. Not all though are located at this Waterloo Road venue...



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