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A fantastic turnout for the return of the Annual Southport Scout St George's Day Parade 2022

ON the nearest 24 April 2022, local Scout, Beaver and Cub troupes gathered in mass for the 1st time since before the Covid19 Pandemic, for the areas Annual Scout St. George's Day Parade. For the 1st time, representatives from Formby also took part in the event, due to the Formby area groups now being combined with Southport area, to form North Sefton District Scouts...


Major summit held to drive work to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls

Major summit held to drive work to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls

MORE than 80 specialists from across Merseyside united for a summit hosted by the Region's Police Commissioner to drive forward the work to tackle Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG). The,...


Always trust a WaterSafe professional with your water supply pipe

OVER 1 million UK plumbing register WaterSafe is urging householders in Merseyside to always use an approved contractor to work on their water supply pipe; the....


Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux - Programme announced ahead of Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend

IN just a few weeks, the most delicious weekend of the year takes....

Trainee Teacher wins Hair Stylist of the Year Award

BUSINESSES across West Lancashire will be able to benefit from a range of virtual reality equipment designed to help local companies prepare for working in a future low carbon economy. 2 state of the art...


A new show to help support NHS workers this summer!

ARTISAM Creative are delighted to announce that our new show:- "How to Survive and Thrive in an Impossible World - with a piano!" is under way! With support from Arts Council England and Air Arts, we are making a new show to help make a real difference in the lives...

ALDI donates 8,152 meals to Merseyside's charities over the Easter School holidays

ALDI helped local charities in Merseyside provide over 8,150 meals to people in need over the Easter School holidays. The supermarket paired its stores up with local charities, community groups and food banks to donate surplus food...

Young carers in Wirral enjoy special book reading

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 COVID19 Pandemic Merseyrail...

Formby Rotary Club's plea for a new Santa Float

IT might be just after Easter, but Christmas is already on the minds of Formby Rotary Club. The Formby Carol Wagon has been a huge part of the Village celebrations at Christmas for as long as anyone can remember, and raises lots for charity each year. Sadly, this familiar part of our local Christmas Tradition might be lost for ever if a new Santa Float is not...


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Discerning diners see a tasty future for tech in restaurants

FUSSY customers would be happy for more technology to be used by restaurants and bars if it meant they didn't have to queue to be served, a survey has revealed. But customers' attitude to a more technology driven approach to dining and eating out differs markedly across the UK with peak popularity in the south of the...

Linzi Saunders solo exhibition:- 'RISE'

SANDGROUNDERS will have the opportunity to experience the unique artwork of Crosby artist, Linzi Saunders in her forthcoming solo exhibition at Southport Contemporary Arts. There will be in excess of forty mixed media,...

"Inspirations" line up to champion girls' new cup

A striking squad of influential Merseyside women have teamed-up to support a brand-new football tournament to give girls hope and aspiration for the future. Everyone from champion boxer Tasha Jonas to Everton player Danielle "Dan" Turner, are encouraging girls to take part in She Inspires, where they can make the most of their sporting abilities on the pitch, whilst also completing recognised qualifications. The competition is the creation of Merseyside's 1st woman Chief Constable Serena Kennedy and Merseyside Police and Crime...

Kenya calling on Liverpool students to support global launch

STUDENTS from a Liverpool School are supporting the launch of a new international coding platform. As part of International Girls in ICT Day pupils at the Academy of St Francis of Assisi will be linking up virtually with girls in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya who have been learning digital skills whilst in the camp with the support of international technology initiative iamtheCODE. The Council has formed a partnership with:- 'iamtheCODE' to support the Council's aims to reduce the City's digital divide and to...


Formby Royal British Legion's Annual Awards Night

THIS year, the Formby Royal British Legion Branch is celebrating it's 100th Anniversary and are currently...

Over a 5th of people in the UK never walk for exercise and ˝ never walk to work

22% of the UK population never walk for exercise or leisure at all; and 46% of people never walk to or for work, according to new research for National Walking Month.A survey commissioned by Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, shows that Glasgow is the top City in the UK for walking, with the highest proportion of people (86%) saying they sometimes walk purely for...

Southport causesurged to apply for CoOp Local Community Fund

THE CoOp has opened applications for its Local Community Fund and is looking for local causes in Southport to apply. Over the past 6 years CoOp has supported ₤398,162 local causes in Southport and from 3 May, local groups have the chance to apply for funding via:- CoOp.Co.UK. The fund is continuing to support local organisations that are involved in providing access to food, helping to...

New international poetry and short story competition - with ₤1,000 worth of prizes to be won

THE A Day in the Life competition is being launched by Liverpool Hope University in conjunction with the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF). Entrants are being invited to submit either a poem, short story or video clip which shines a light on an aspect, either positive or negative, of their life in the Liverpool City Region. It could be related to School, work...


The FAB 4 Music Festival is returning to CT this summer

10 Great Bands - 1 Beatleful days at a new location to be announced very soon. Look for more details. For now, we just wanted to let you know so you could save the date. Also, it's LAST CALL for anyone who wants to travel with us and fellow fans on ...

Teal Scaffold Support Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

TO mark Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, Northwest firm Teal Scaffold, is encouraging its team, wider colleagues, and customers to perform self-examinations. Teal Scaffold are backing the national campaign to...

Get healthcare help in Sefton this May Bank Holiday

AS residents in Sefton make plans for the May Bank Holiday, NHS leaders are sharing advice for getting healthcare help should you become unwell. Services like pharmacies, walk in centres and GP practices may,...

Letters to Editor:- "West Cheshire Foodbank... This is not right..!"

"THANK you so much for all your support so far this year; we are really grateful for everything you continue to do so we can ensure help is here for anyone in West Cheshire struggling to afford the essentials..."

Selling Expert Reveals Red Flags to Look Out For when Buying 2nd Hand

WE all love a good bargain, and often these can be found through 2nd hand items and purchased both online and in person. While these items are often fine, some may face problems when buying them, particularly if they...

2.1 million annual Tax Credits packs to be issued

ABOUT 2.1 million Tax Credits customers will begin to receive their annual renewal packs this week from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The packs will be sent between 25 April and 27 May 2022, and customers have until 31 July to...

Motorists urged to park properly at tourist destinations

WHILE local Authorities across the UK are ready to offer a warm welcome to visitors, warnings have been made about a repeat of scenes from previous years that saw a minority of motorists parking irresponsibly, causing chaos and frustration for...

Roadshows to prove it's never too late for University

A leading careers advice programme will visit West Lancs College this summer to encourage more adults to think about starting University as a mature student. Future U, which works across Lancashire to encourage more people to consider higher education, is hosting a range of...

Unions join calls for alternatives to Port of Liverpool Access Road

TRADE unions have unanimously passed a motion at the TUC's North West conference calling on the Executive to support efforts to progress non-road alternatives to port access. The motion was put forward by Prospect; a union with over...

Letter to Editor:- "Sefton North District - Explorer Leader"

"ABOUT this volunterring oppertunity... Are you looking for a fresh challenge? Or a new adventure? We are growing our Explorer Scout Section and are looking for adult volunteers to support a number of Explorer..."

The City of Liverpool College appoints Director of Social and Cultural curriculum

THE City of Liverpool College (COLC) has introduced a brand-new role that will play a pivotal part in the development of the organisation's equality and diversity curriculum, underlining the College's...

Prime Time Parents Project set to launch

PARENTS across Liverpool are invited to sign up to a new series of advice and development workshops. Liverpool City Council's parenting team launches its Prime Time Parents Project next month which sees a programme of 22 free, evening workshops that are set to empower...

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