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Car overtaking and cyclist without lights.

Questions being raised around the safety of cyclists throughout the Region

OVER the last few weeks we have had increasing amounts of readers contacting us about people riding at night, often in dark clothing, without lights or reflectors on their bikes, as well as a ever growing list of complains over delivery cyclists cycling though red lights and on pavements, at speed. For example a reader who lives in Southport Town Center told us:- "These risers are getting increasingly dangerous. They are often adults who should..."


Prednant Tummy

Maternity Disparities Taskforce explores women's health before and during pregnancy

MINISTER for Women's Health Minister Maria Caulfield and Chief Midwifery Officer Professor Jacqueline Dunkley Bent Co-Chaired the 2nd meeting of the Maternity Disparities Taskforce, on Monday, 16 May 2022. The taskforce led a deep dive...

A teacher with students using Yorkshire Building Society's Money Minds Online resource

89% of 11 to 18 year olds in the North West have limited knowledge about managing money

89% of 11 to 18 year olds in the North West have limited knowledge about managing money and 13% say they know nothing at all about money...

Cycling UK's annual celebration of cycling aims to inspire communities to come together and explore their local area by bike

CYCLING UK, the UK's cycling charity, is gearing up for this year's launch of Bike Week in local areas across the UK. This annual celebration has been taking place since 1923 and this year will run from 6 June to 12 June 2022. Bike Week 2022 will focus on how...

Beryl Marsden Celebrates 60 Years Of Music In Epstein Concert

Beryl Marsden Celebrates 60 Years Of Music In Epstein Concert

LIVERPOOL singing sensation Beryl Marsden is set to celebrate an amazing 60 years in showbusiness with a very special 1 off concert at the Epstein Theatre this summer, on Saturday, 27 August 2022. The Merseybeat star will appear at the Hanover Street venue on Saturday, 27 August 2022, when she will be...


(From left to right): Nikhil Misra, Bill Esterson MP, Laura Hughes and surgeon Josh Callon, who is also involved in KnifeSavers, at the KnifeSavers event in Parliament.

"Amazing" to see knife crime campaigner Laura Hughes in Parliament, says Bill Esterson MP

BILL Esterson MP has praised the work of a Merseyside charity which is educating the public on how to help deal with stab wounds and potentially save lives. KnifeSavers aims to empower people to deal with bleeding caused by knife...

New study shows over 1 in 5 employers will insist on staff to be vaccinated against Covid19 in the year ahead

A new survey from Acas has found that over 1 in 5 employers plan to implement a:- 'no jab no job' policy in the year ahead for both new and existing staff. Acas commissioned YouGov to ask British businesses about whether they plan to make it...

Beacons of Light to Mark Jubilee Weekend

BEACONS will light up Liverpool's waterfront in tribute to the Queen's 70 years on the throne.  Marking each decade of her sovereignty, the 2 metre high, copper gas beacons will be lit against the backdrop of the Three Graces, on the evening of Thursday, 2 June 2022. Members of the public are invited to the lighting up which will see activities start from:- 9.15pm...

School Road Marking

"Stuck in a catch 22" parents drive their children to School because they are concerned about traffic

DURING Living Streets' Walk to School Week, families are being encouraged to walk to School and enjoy the benefits that come from fewer vehicles on the road. New polling data released for Living Streets' Walk to School Week was run over 16 May to 20 May 2022, and the results just published show that traffic is 1 of the biggest barriers to children...


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Deva Fest returns to Chester Lakes this August with a fabulous family friendly festival

THE 3 day music, food and lifestyle festival takes place from:- 12 August to 14 August 2022 and organisers are promising it will be bigger and better than ever with a wealth of events and activities...

One Stop Shop docks at Cunard Building

THE Cunard Building is to become home to a 1 Stop Shop, open 2 days a week, from Monday, 23 May 2022. Part of the Arrivals Hall on the ground floor has been converted into an area where residents can access Council services by pre-booking an appointment on Mondays and Wednesdays. People will be able to get help paying bills by chip and pin card, with blue badge...

Liverpool dance company MOVEMA become a charity

SINCE 2009 Movema have celebrated diversity through dance, creating safe spaces for different communities to come together, learn about each other and improve their health and wellbeing. The organisation's high quality arts and culture experiences include:- choreographed shows, parades, outdoor...

Liverpool International Music Festival 2022 Poster

New look LIMF is back for 2022!

ONE of Liverpool's most popular events returns this year with a whole new look and ambition to boost the City's music sector. Renowned for showcasing the best international and national household names alongside emerging talent at an accessible, low ticket price, Liverpool International Music Festival takes place, from Friday, 29 July to Sunday, 31...



ITV's Love Your Garden star grows the celebrity line up at this year's show

SOUTHPORT Flower Show are delighted to announce ITV's Love Your Garden's Katie Rushworth will make an appearance at this year's...

Liverpool to commemorate 40 year Anniversary of Cunard Falklands loss

LIVERPOOL is to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the loss of the Cunard owned and Liverpool-registered Atlantic Conveyor in the Falklands conflict, in which 12 people died. In 1982, a South Atlantic Task Force of merchant ships, including:- Cunard's Queen Elizabeth 2 and Atlantic Conveyor, joined...

Southport Town Center, UK

Southport crowned the best City for fitness fanatics

FORBES Advisor found that Southport is the best location for exercise lovers in England and Wales with a score of 79.94. The Town scores particularly well for green space with over a quarter...

Sleep expert reveals power nap tips to:- 'RECHARGE' your day - you will need coffee for this

WE all tend to run on low power mode at some point in the day, leading to low efficiency when at work. Sleep expert Rosie Osmun from Each night Mattresses outlines how we can feel recharged with a 15 to 20 minute power nap. What is a power nap? A...


Checks for prostate cancer hit all time high on back of NHS and charity awareness campaign

RECORD numbers of men are getting checked for prostate cancer thanks to a lifesaving awareness raising campaign, the NHS said. Urgent referrals for urological cancers reached an all time high in March this year, with almost 25,000 people (24,331) checked in just 1 month, following a campaign launched by the NHS and...

Consultation on expanding Special School places

ST Joseph's Hospice has announced that it is a charity partner for this year's Liverpool to Chester Bike Ride. The Thornton based Hospice charity, which cares for over 200 local people and their families every year, has a number of places available for the bike ride, which takes place on Sunday, 3 July 2022, and is suitable for all ages and abilities. Hospice Chief...

5 foods you didn't know could help to ease your menopause symptoms

FROM hot flushes to bloating, sleep disturbance to night sweats, it's estimated that 8 in 10 peri menopausal, menopausal and post menopausal women experience symptoms that significantly impact their daily lives. But with increasing shortages of hormone replacement therapies across the UK, with many women...

Government delays restrictions on multibuy deals and advertising on TV and online

RULES banning multibuy deals on foods and drinks high in fat, salt, or sugar (HFSS) including buy 1 get 1 free (BOGOF), '3 for 2,' and restrictions on free refills for soft drinks; will be delayed for a year. Restrictions on the placement of less healthy products; a key part of the Government's commitment to reduce obesity, will...


Cost of living - Record vacancies masks jobs disparity reality across the country

THE growing jobs crisis in parts of England could be swiftly solved if more powers were devolved to Councils, according to the Local Government Association, after new research found that 2 jobseekers are chasing every one vacancy in a 3rd of the country. In a new publication Work Local; Unlocking talent to level up; the LGA sets out how more targeted support, coordinated by Councils and combined authorities, is...

"The Greatest Show On Earth"

NOMINATIONS are open for the Believe Awards 2022 to celebrate this City Region’s remarkable children and young people. The Believe Awards began its journey back in 2012, created and coordinated by Ykids, a Bootle based children and community charity.
"We wanted to challenge the commonly poor representation of young people by bringing to the light those young people who are an example of resilience, selflessness and in the service of others." Said Claire..

Local woman's legacy at heart of national outdoor advertising to highlight incurable cancer

A Liverpool woman who died of secondary breast cancer is at the heart of a national campaign to highlight a forgotten form of the incurable disease. 41 year old Suzanne Cavanagh was determined to raise awareness of the little known cancer and now her legacy is a powerful image of her as the local face of the:- 'Fighting to be Heard' initiative run by UK wide charity Make Seconds Count..


Southport Arts Trail 2022

UUBELIEVABLY, it's now 13 years since Southport Contemporary Arts was conceived and unveiled for the 1st time in 2009 its network of independent artists living and working in Southport and surrounding areas, from its newly acquired base at the ArtHouse, in Eastbank Street. Continuously applauded for its well established calendar of wide ranging exhibitions and public events in support local artists, designers and makers, 2022 see's the welcome return of SCA's annual Arts Trail...


Scrap parking charges for cash strapped Hospital workers

"LOW paid Hospital workers including:- porters, Nurses and cleaners are having to fork out at least £15 a month to park at Leighton Hospital, in Crewe," says UNISON.  All NHS staff had been allowed to park for free since the start of the Covid Pandemic in March 2020. But UNISON says penny-pinching bosses at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) have re-instated the charges. Any workers who don't sign a parking agreement by next..


Liverpool City Region Mayor encourages parents and pupils to get active on the School run

LIVERPOOL City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram met with pupils and parents at the St Peter and St Paul's Catholic Primary School in St Helens to talk about the benefits of a more active School run. The School is 1 of many across the Liverpool City Region celebrating Walk to School Week, a 5 day national event organised by Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking. From 16 May to..


Government on track to deliver 26,000 more primary care staff

THE Government is well over 50% on the way to delivering on its manifesto commitment of having 26,000 more primary care staff by March 2024, according to data. There are now over 18,200 more people working in general practice in March 2022 compared to March 2019, and nearly 30,000 overall. This includes:- clinical pharmacists, mental health practitioners, nursing and physician associates, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists and...

Life Rooms expands into South Liverpool with opening of Lee Valley site

THE Life Rooms has listened to local feedback and is set to officially open a fourth centre across Merseyside tomorrow when Lee Valley Life Rooms will begin helping residents and the community of South Liverpool. Having already established successful sites in:- Walton, Southport and Bootle, in addition to several other drop in sites across the Region. The Life Rooms are now opening a centre at:- Lee Valley Millennium Centre...


In National Smile month, is the UK smiling with confidence again?

THE UK is ready to smile again after 2 years of confidence sapping Lockdowns and restrictions, according to new research. The research by Portman Dental Care also found that millions of people are planning to focus on improving their health and lifestyle to help increase their self esteem, giving reasons.


North West businesses 10% more innovative than UK average

NORTH West businesses are 10% more likely to make claims for R&D tax relief than average, the latest HMRC data shows. More businesses are claiming R&D tax relief in the North West than anywhere else in the country besides the North East and West Midlands, according to analysis by innovation funding specialists Catax. Almost 16 claims for...

Soaring demand to protect vulnerable children drives cost of care up by a quarter new LGA analysis

SOARING demand to protect vulnerable children at risk of harm has seen spending to provide support increase by almost a quarter in 5 years, with an upcoming national care review a "once in a generation" opportunity to set out long awaited reform, Councils are warning today.


"Unforgivable delays make Ukrainian children less safe" says Bill Esterson MP

BILL Esterson MP challenged Government Ministers over their treatment of unaccompanied Ukranian children who are waiting for permission to travel to the UK. Following Mr Esterson's intervention in the House of Commons on Monday, 16 May 2022, the visa for an unaccompanied minor on the.



Special Merseyrail 2 Day Saver ticket to mark Jubilee Celebrations

MERSEYRAIL has announced that it is to offer a special ticket to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The Jubilee 2 Day Saver ticket, which will be available online and at Merseyrail Stations will be valid for 2 consecutive days of travel over the Jubilee Bank Holiday, from Thursday, 2 June to Sunday, 5 June 2022. The all areas ticket will be priced at £10 for adults and £5...

New prescription charge freeze to help ease cost of living

ENGLANDS NHS prescription charges will be frozen for the 1st time in 12 years to help with the cost of living. Charges usually increase in line with average inflation. This year; in a move not seen for over a decade; the cost for prescriptions will remain the same to help ease cost of living pressures and ensure prescription medication remains accessible. This means people in England


Mayor Steve Rotheram to host 1st Liverpool City Region Active Travel Summit

ON Tuesday, 24 May 2022, Mayor Steve Rotheram will host the Liverpool City Region's 1st Active Travel Summit, bringing together advocates, activists and policymakers to discuss the future of walking and cycling in the Region. The half day event will be held at the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's offices at Mann Island, just moments from...


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