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Hightown Pub's Easter Family Fun Day 2022

THE very 1st Hightown Pub Family Fun Day was held on on Easter Saturday, 16 April 2022, with live music from The Manouchetones, a quiz and lots of Easter Eggs being given away, plus train rides... Not only that, but the venue also had it's fantastic kitchens open and the football on the TV... The atmosphere was very friendly and both young and old came out to enjoy, not only the event, but also the fantastic weather. This was a test even...


Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS appoint new Chief Executive

CHESHiRE and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) has appointed Tim Welch as its new Chief Executive. Tim has 29 years of experience in the NHS, 19 of them as a director and is...

On track for savings with over 1 million ½ price rail tickets in 1st ever:- 'Great British Rail Sale'

OVER 1 million rail tickets will be slashed by up to 50% as the Government and rail industry launch the 1st of its kind Great British Rail Sale. The public is encouraged to take advantage of this unprecedented sale, which sees for the 1st time...

Sefton resident urges others not to dismiss the signs of bowel cancer

LOCAL resident Erica Squire has shared the story of her bowel cancer journey during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and urges others to get checked out if they spot the...

Trainee Teacher wins Hair Stylist of the Year Award

A Trainee Teacher at the Hugh Baird University Centre has won the Hair Stylist of the Year Award at the prestigious English Hair and Beauty Awards 2022. The annual English Hair and Beauty Awards celebrates the best professionals and businesses...


2Gorgeous4U Heads To Liverpool's Royal Court Studio This Summer

AN unmissable 1 woman show by acclaimed playwright Mark Davies Markham is returning to the Liverpool stage this summer after winning rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. 'Comedy 2Gorgeous4U' - From Ladette To Laundrette will be at the Royal Court Studio from:- Thursday, 2 June to Saturday...

All Cast Announced For Premiere UK Tour Of Helen Forrester's 2pence To Cross The Mersey

THE full cast for the first major UK national tour of Helen Forrester’s:- '2pence To Cross The Mersey' has been announced.  'Twopence To Cross The Mersey UK Premiere Tour 2022' opens this September in Wirral, a place which features heavily in Helen’s million selling books. The hit stage drama has been..

Merseyrail to return to pre-COVID frequency

MERSEYRAIL has announced that it will begin to operate a 15 minute service across most of its network, from Monday, 2 May 2022. During the COVID-19 Pandemic Merseyrail Services were reduced due to the impact the virus had on staffing numbers, however, with restrictions removed and more staff available, the rail operator is pleased to announce a return to its...

Southport Contemporary Arts:- "Mandy Bevington Exhibition"

A new exhibition at the ArtHouse in Southport will celebrate the decorative work from Textile Designer / Maker, Mandy Bevington, who primarily works with wool and yarn. Mandy told us:- "I love..."


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Planes running on batteries and hydrogen to become a reality under new group of aviation experts

THE UK's Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, and the UK's Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, on 20 April 2022, set out a new group of aviation experts across industry and Government who will work together to make zero emission flight a reality. As...

Sports clubs in England can now access up to ₤10,000 from Sport England’s Places and Spaces fund in partnership with Crowdfunder to create or improve facilities

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Lancashire careers service supports pupils with transport costs

A Lancashire careers service has launched a new fund to support schools with transport costs for young people in West Lancashire going on educational visits. Future U, which works across Lancashire to encourage more people to consider higher education, has launched its Progression Travel Fund to help with costs to cover young people travelling...

"Place Liverpool City Region’s small businesses at heart of decision making," says FSB ahead of May Local Elections

PLACE Liverpool City Region’s small businesses at heart of decision making, says FSB ahead of May Local Elections. FSB Merseyside and Cheshire’s Michael Sandys, Area Leader for Liverpool City Region, calls on candidates to sign up to...


Northern ready for timetable change next month

THE UK train operator, Northern, will introduce its new timetable this time next month. The new schedules, introduced from Sunday, 15 May 2022, will focus on delivering reliability and punctuality for customers. On the majority of routes, Northern will maintain service levels established in...

CLA responds to new Natural History GCSE

THIS week the Secretary of State for Education, Nadim Zahawi MP, will be announcing a new GCSE in Natural History which is expected to enter the National Curriculum in 2025. The Natural History GCSE is a part of the Department for Education’s sustainability and climate change strategy, which will be launched on 21 April 2022. A spokesperson for the...

Please show your support at a St George's Day Parade in Southport

ON Sunday, 24 April 2022, the Southport and Formby Scouts will be joining up on Prices Park, Southport, from 1:30pm for the Annual St George's Day Parade. The event will see members of the Organisation setting off at 2pm down the Esplanade, on to the Promenade, then heading...

National Road Victim Service expands across the North West

THE National Road Victim Service, which provides desperately needed emotional and practical support for victims of bereavement and catastrophic injury following road crashes, is today announcing a Regional expansion of its team of specialist caseworkers across the North West to help more than 1,000 victims across England and Wales a year. The service is delivered by road safety charity Brake, which also campaigns to end the carnage on our roads and coordinates National Road...


New study reveals nearly 1 in 5 employers are likely to make redundancies over the next year

A new survey from Acas has found that nearly 1 in 5 of employers (18%) are likely to make staff redundancies over the next year.  Acas commissioned YouGov to ask British businesses about their redundancy plans in the next 12 months.  The poll found that large businesses were more...

NSPCC statement on Craig Crowther, of Northwich, jailed over child sex abuse charges

AN NSPCC spokesperson said:- "Crowther’s terrible abuse of a sleeping child and his sharing of indecent images of children shows the ease at which offenders are using the internet to create these horrific webs of abuse. The NSPCC will continue to lobby the Government to ensure..."

Decathlon UK Opens New Flagship Store on Liverpool High Street

DECATHLON UK is excited to announce the opening of a brand new store in Liverpool. By opening its new 2,500sqm store on Thursday 28th April at 11am, located in a prime city centre shopping location on Church Street, Decathlon hopes to sustainably make sport more accessible to the people of Liverpool, Merseyside and the North...

NHS 111 service launches pilot text support service for patients

AN SMS pilot offering quick and easy access to health advice following a call is currently being trialled by NHS 111 in the North West. Helpful care advice, which is usually read to the caller following an assessment by NHS 111, will now be sent in a text message, making it easier for people to digest and refer back to..



A few live music for May 2022 within the Liverpool City Region

MUSIC and entertainment Chuff Media will be holding a series of bespoke entertainment events at the a variety of locations within Liverpool City Region this May. Please do check them out:- On 4 May 2022, the group:- Sea Girls, will be performing at the  Arts Club. On 14 May 2022, the group:- Brooke Combe, will...

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..."




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