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Relief Aid Collection for Ukraine at the Formby Elim Church

AS we watch in horror at the intense conflict that is affecting this in Ukraine, threatening the lives and livelihoods of civilians across the country, many are asking how they can help. We went to see 1 the many Crisis Appeal collections that are now taking place all over the UK. Formby Elim Pentecostal Church, located on Church Road, Formby, has been holding a week long collection of household items to help make humanitarian aid packages to support Families Affected In Ukraine...


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Trainee Teacher Shortlisted for National Award

IN March 2022, the English Hair and Beauty Awards of 2022 will celebrate the best professionals and businesses within the ever thriving hair and beauty industry. The awards show, taking place in Manchester, will be a night to remember for Hugh Baird University Centre Teaching student Andrew Manion, who has been shortlisted...

Grandmother of 8 wins lottery days after cancer operation

A Whiston grandmother battling cancer is 1 of 10 neighbours celebrating this weekend after winning ₤330,000 with People's Postcode Lottery. The cash windfall comes after the Merseyside postcode...

Joe Pasquale To Head Cast Of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em At St Helens This Summer

THE highly acclaimed UK tour of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Emis heading to St Helens Theatre Royal this Summer with a star studded cast. Comedian and Actor Joe Pasquale will appear as the loveable, but accident prone, Frank Spencer, with Sarah Earnshaw as his long suffering wife Betty. Susie...

Halton School becomes First to join new Roman Catholic academy trust

ST Chad's Catholic and Church of England High School in Halton today became the First School to join a new Roman Catholic multi-academy trust run in partnership with the Archdiocese of Liverpool, the Diocese of Shrewsbury and the Diocese of Chester. St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust has been launched to provide the very best educational opportunities for children...


The Beatles, Liverpool FC and Cilla Black - the best things ever to come out of Liverpool, according to locals

THE Beatles, Liverpool Football Club and Cilla Black have topped the list of the best things ever to come out of Liverpool, according to local residents. In new research by Santander UK1, residents local to Liverpool have named the top 10 things to come out...

Macmillan provides cancer support to 7,000 people in Southport

HEALTHCARE leaders in Southport are celebrating a decade of cancer support, as they mark the Anniversary of the launch of the Southport Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre. Over the past 10 years, the centre, which is a joint partnership between Macmillan and NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)...

Spring Into March At St Helens Theatre Royal

THE stage is set for a marvellous March with St Helens Theatre Royal unveiling a brilliant box of delights to entertain audiences ahead of the Easter break. Dance, drama, live music, thrilling wrestling action and family friendly favourites are all set to star in a packed programme over March 2022. The entertainment opens at St Helens Theatre Royal  with a very special visit from...

Roll Up Roll Up for the Mystery Tour, step right this way…

JOIN fellow fans on the 1 and only Magical History Tour! "It's getting better all the time" and this year, the tour that is run by Liverpool Productions are celebrating our 39th Anniversary presenting tours to Liverpool, the only company in the world that has brought thousands upon thousands of satisfied fans and travellers to the Beatles land on a regular basis for so long.  The "Magical History Tour" has been officially recognized...


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₤15m boost for brownfield development in the Liverpool City Region

LIVERPOOL City Region Combined Authority has been awarded an additional ₤15m from the Government's Brownfield Land Fund, which will enable a further 1000 homes to be built on previously developed sites across the Region. The funding, from...

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WORK is getting under way on a series of measures designed to make the transport network in Liverpool safer for women and girls. Safer Streets Liverpool is a ₤270k scheme funded by the UK Home Office, secured in a joint bid by Liverpool City Council and Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Emily Spurrell. Merseyside's Police...

Liverpool Council's Rocket upgrade to be revisited

A plan to upgrade The Rocket junction at the end of the M62 is to be paused to examine how it could be altered to better encourage greener modes of travel. The proposal, First announced in 2019, looked at demolishing the existing Queens Drive Flyover and replacing it with a new roundabout, featuring a dual lane underpass. The aim was to address poor air quality...

Deva Fest 2022 Prepares To Stage The Biggest And Best Event Of The Summer With New Additions

DEVA Fest 2022 is promising to be the most spectacular and entertaining family festival in the Region when it returns this summer, with a host of new attractions just announced. The 3 day music, food and lifestyle festival will take place from 12 August to 14 August 2022 and organisers have revealed that Chester...


Safer streets for women in Liverpool

MORRISONS has become the 1st supermarket in the UK to offer its customers a way to recycle coffee pods through a partnership with the recycling scheme Podback. Over the coming weeks, Morrisons customers will be able to pick up free Podback Collect+ recycling bags from its customer service desks. The Podback bags can be filled...

4th generation of a local family to work at Southport Pleasureland

A man from the 4th generation of a local family to work at Southport Pleasureland can't wait to welcome visitors back when the popular North West attraction reopens later this month. Martin Rimmer, from Southport, says he:- "absolutely loves" working...

Reintroducing culture to the lives of City's most vulnerable Tag - When Another Dragons Roar aims to address young people's mental health issues.

Reintroducing culture to the lives of City's most vulnerable

LIVERPOOL is launching a unique events programme designed to enrich the lives of those hardest hit by the Pandemic. A brand new community programme will slowly reintroduce culture into the lives of clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) individuals and those who have been shielding during the...

Amazing bands to bring down the curtain on The Good Business Festival

THE UK's biggest festival focused on Good Business will end on a celebratory note, with renowned Liverpool based acts She Drew the Gun and Zuzu set to headline the official closing night party. Performing at:- 'Content' in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle, on Thursday, 24 March 2022, the singers will take to the stage to mark 3...


Liverpool Arab Arts Festival in Sefton Park Palm House back in 2019

Funding boost for City's cultural sector
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SOME of Liverpool's much loved cultural organisations have received a funding lifeline which will create jobs, attract visitors and boost the local economy. On Friday, 4 March 2022, Cabinet has given the green light to award ₤2.712 million to 27 cultural organisations as part of the Culture and Arts Investment...

Government to crack down on unregulated cosmetic procedures

THE public will be protected against botched Botox and fillers, as the Government confirms its intention to introduce a licensing regime for non-surgical cosmetic procedures. An amendment to the Health and Care Bill that was tabled on, Tuesday, 1 March 2022, would give the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care the power...

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Boundary Commission for England to hear views from the public on proposed constituencies at upcoming hearings in the North West
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THE Boundary Commission for England (BCE) invites the public to attend its upcoming public hearings in Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Preston...

The Casting Team at Barefaced TV want singles for a brand new dating show, for an International Streamer

UK based Barefaced TV is looking for singles aged 25 to 35 who are:- "desperately seeking true love" to take part in a brand new dating show set on a sun soaked island. If you're over dating apps and meaningless hook ups and...


LGA responds to ₤150 million funding support for local bus services

RESPONDING to the Government's announcement that an additional ₤150 million in support will be made available to transport operators and Local Authorities when the Bus Recovery Grant ends next month, Cllr David Renard, Transport spokesperson for the Local Government Association said...

The GMB Union says Kremlin controlled Gazprom has scooped at least ₤25 million from the UK's public sector last year

MANCHESTER, Newcastle, London, Yorkshire and Humber among areas to become entangled in supply chain that funds Putin's war machine according to the GMB Union. The Union has evidence that the energy firm Gazprom, who has headquarters is located in Saint Petersburg, holds contracts worth tens of millions of pounds UK with public sector bodies. The PJSC Gazprom is a Russian majority state-owned multinational energy corporation and is the...

Strike warning over low pay in North West Colleges

THE University and College Union (UCU) have warned the leaders of Colleges in the North West that strike action is on the cards unless staff pay demands are met. Over 1,000 UCU members at:- Hopwood Hall, Bury, Burnley, Oldham, The Manchester, and City of Liverpool Colleges, were asked in a consultative ballot whether they were willing to take strike action in support of an:- 'inflation plus' pay claim. They overwhelmingly turned out to vote yes. A consultative ballot is the 1st step on the path to industrial action. UCU will move to a statutory...

NHS has launched an online platform to empower patients as they wait for care

MILLIONS of patients on the waiting list for NHS care will be able to access support and check wait times at their fingertips thanks to a new online platform. Built in conjunction with patient groups, My Planned Care is 1 of the latest measures in a major package of moves by the NHS to tackle the Covid backlog. The platform will allow patients and their carers to access information ahead of their planned appointment, operation or treatment through the touch of a button. In this 1st stage, around 5.5...


Did you know it would take you 40 hours of work to attend just 1 wedding in Liverpool?

NEW research commissioned by leading fashion e-retailer Missguided has revealed how many hours Brits would need to work in order to attend a wedding in Liverpool. Surprisingly, Liverpool was not the most expensive place to attend a wedding. Coming in at 7th on the list, the research revealed it would take 40 hours of work (equivalent to around a full week of work), with the average cost of attending a wedding in Liverpool coming out at ₤621.33. To calculate this number, average costs were...

Apply now for student finance as the application service launches for 22/23 academic year

FULL time undergraduate students in Liverpool are being encouraged to apply now for student finance, as the application service opens for the 2022 / 2023 academic year. The Student Loans Company (SLC) expects approximately 1.5 million full-time, undergraduate students to apply for funding this year and the advice is to get applications in early. Students in England can apply for Tuition Fee Loans to cover their fees and Maintenance Loans to help with living...

TUC and FSB join forces to call on Chancellor to deliver sick pay for all

FSB Liverpool City Region Area Leader, Michael Sandys, points to importance of collaboration locally and nationally. In a joint intervention, the UK's leading organisations representing workers and small businesses are calling on the Chancellor to deliver sick pay for all and support employers with the associated costs at the same time. The lower earnings limit means that statutory sick pay is only available to employees earning ₤120 per week or more; leaving 2 million low paid workers, who are mostly women, without any sick...

HMRC customers have 1 month left to switch their Post Office Card Account

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding about 7,500 Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian's Allowance customers they have just 1 month left to switch their Post Office Card Account. HMRC will stop making payments to Post Office Card Accounts after 5 April 2022 so customers must notify HMRC of their new account details, so they don't miss out on vital payments. In November 2021, HMRC extended the deadline to the end of the financial year. The 1 off extension to the contract...


Government has failed to deliver promised new health centre for Maghull, says Bill Esterson MP

BILL Esterson MP pressed Health Ministers to commit to a promised new health centre in Maghull during questions in Parliament. On Tuesday, 1 March 2022, Mr Esterson, MP for Sefton Central, asked the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for capital investment in a new health centre in Maghull in Sefton Central constituency. Mr Esterson said a previously promised new health facility had not yet been approved by the Government.  The Health Minister Maria Caulfield...

"The time for reality checks is long gone" - world's most climate vulnerable communities sidelined in new IPCC report

THE International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have published its Working Group II report assessing the impacts of climate breakdown and both society and nature's capacity to adapt to our changing world. Reacting for Friends of the Earth, Rachel Kennerley, international climate campaigner, said:- "Once more richer nations publicly position themselves as doing the right thing when it's their own short sighted interests guiding them. What we can..."

Letters to the Editor:- "Nationality and Borders Bill"

"I'M writing to tell other local people about cruel new laws that our MP should be fighting in Parliament. The anti refugee Nationality and Borders Bill breaches the UN convention on refugees. Rules were put in place after the Holocaust to protect all of us if we flee torture, war or persecution. Refugees could be separated from their families, and even locked up. No 1 should be punished for trying to find safety. The bill is being discussed in the House of Lords right now and then it will go back to MPs. I want to call on our MP to do the..."

England to return to Pre-Pandemic arrangements for early medical abortions

ABORTION services will return to Pre Pandemic arrangements from August 2022, following the end of temporary measures put in place during the Covid19 Pandemic which allowed the access of pills for early medical abortion via a teleconsultation and to take both pills at home. This temporary measure to take both pills for early medical abortion at home was put in place at the start of the biggest public health emergency in a generation, to address a specific and acute medical need, reduce the...


Creamfields North 2022 - Line Up Unleashed

THE much anticipated cinch presents Creamfields North line up has finally been announced and as we've come to expect from the award winning dance festival; the line up takes some beating! In celebration of their 25th Anniversary some of the biggest names in electronic music will be descending on the Cheshire countryside this August Bank Holiday. Joining previously announced headliners:- Calvin Harris...

A night of brass with Skelmersdale Prize Band, 2 weeks on Friday

A night of brass with Skelmersdale Prize Band will take place as part of the 18th Annual Prescot Festival of Music and the Arts, on Friday, 18 March 2022, from 7pm. The event takes place at Prescot Parish Church, Church Street, Prescot, L34 3LA and tickets are just ₤5 on the door (cash only) For more information about the 18th Annual Prescot Festival, that run from Friday, 17 June to Sunday, 26...



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