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Sefton Girlguids light a Platinum Jubilee Beacon on Crosby Beach

SAS part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, celebrating 70th year on the throne, as Her Majesty The Queen is Girlguiding's Patron, they mark this historic anniversary they joined other groups and along with cities, throughout the UK and the Commonwealth by taking to part in a special beacon lighting ceremony. The event was filmed, on Thursday, 2 June 2022, at 9.50pm BST, on Crosby Beach, near Anthony Gormley's Another Place iron men statues...


Why some people may not have cut their lawns over May and into June

HAS your next door neighbour not cut his lawn for a month now? Have you heard of the campaign:- "No Mow May," a national campaign to encourage people not to mow their lawns until the end of May? Most of us know wildflowers are important to pollinators, such as:- bees...

L to R: Gail Hounslea, Chairman of the Ladder Association; Andrew Fayers, Senior Trading Standards Officer, Cambridgeshire County Council; John Darby, General Manager at Ladder Association Test and Research Centre.

Bank holiday DIY warning to consumers as bogus ladders available on UK market
Photograph by Keith Mindham Photography..

NEW research commissioned by the Ladder Association has raised serious concerns that unsafe and potentially dangerous ladders are being sold to unsuspecting consumers in the UK. The report, produced in partnership with East of England Trading...

Have you seen the Jubilee Fashion Exhibition at Wayfarers Arcade in Southport?

SOUTHPORT'S iconic Victorian, Grade II listed building, is playing host to an amazing show of historic dresses. At the centre of this Jubilee Fashion Exhibition is an exact copy of Diana Princess of Wales wedding dress when she married Prince Charles on 29 July 1981. This replica of...

New look store in Southport

UK home wares retailer Dunelm, on Thursday, 26 May 2022, re-launched its much anticipated, new look store in Southport, Merseyside. The store opened at 8am, exclusively for the followers of the Dunelm Southport Community Facebook group, the 1st 30 of which received an exclusive goodybag worth £20 plus a £10 gift voucher. Then...


Research finds drivers in London are most likely to have their car stolen with Merseyside in 17th place

RESEARCH has revealed that out of the whole of England and Wales, London is the place where people are most likely to have their cars stolen. The study, conducted by  A-Plan Insurance, was carried out by assessing Home Office data of vehicle thefts in each Police Force Area and determining the rate according to the number of thefts per...

Mayor to accelerate Region's London style bus revolution with £2 fares

BUS journeys across the Liverpool City Region could soon cost as little as £2 under proposals announced by Mayor Steve Rotheram. If agreed, some passengers would see a saving of up to 13% in the cost of a single journey regardless of which service they use, taking away the hassle and...

Maricourt Catholic High School have achieved the Wellbeing Award

MARICOURT Catholic High School are delighted to have achieved the Wellbeing Award for Schools, Awarded by Optimus Education in partnership with the National Children's Bureau. Assistant Head Teacher and Mental Health Leader Danielle Lawler stated:- "This emphaises..."

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999 emergency call handlers share their experiences behind the headset as Ambulance Service launches largest recruitment drive since the start of the Pandemic

THE North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is looking for over 150 new emergency call handlers to join its teams across:- Preston, Liverpool...


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Landlord Licensing: The scheme covers 80% of the private rented housing sector in Liverpool (shaded purple)

1 month left for private landlords in Liverpool to benefit from Landlord Licensing early bird discount

THERE is just a month to go for landlords with privately rented properties to secure early bird and other discounts on Liverpool City Council's Landlord Licensing scheme...

NICEIC is urging parents to prioritise electrical safety in homes over this coming Child Safety Week

WITH Child Safety Week coming up, NICEIC; the UK's leading body for certified electrical contractors; is reminding parents about the importance of having appropriate measures in place to ensure electrical safety in the home for the whole family. Child Safety Week takes...

Claire McColgan interviewed by the media during the Events Research Programme © Liverpool City Council

Top Royal Honour for Liverpool's Culture Director

LIVERPOOL'S Culture Chief has been awarded 1 of the highest royal honours as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Claire McColgan has been honoured with a CBE in recognition of her achievements and services to culture and arts across the country. The honour has been bestowed as part of the...

How Brave Stories Of Suicide Could Save Young Lives

A North West based charity has launched a powerful video campaign to show how suicide can touch the lives of everyone. 10 people share personal stories of grief and loss and explain why it is so important to talk openly about suicide. PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide says the campaign To My Fellow sends out a positive message of...


Runners Unite In Stanley Park To Remember The 97
Photographs by Paul Francis Cooper

THE 8th annual Run For The 97 5K returned to Stanley Park last weekend for what was a poignant, emotional, and uplifting on Saturday, 21 May 2022. Just over 1,000 participants donned specially designed yellow T-shirts carrying the number 97 as...

The players pictured Left to Right on team picture:- Matilda Gray, Isla Birkett, Orlaith Mccourt, Emmy Boardman, Aoibheann Pugh, Mollie Mee, Isla Daniels, Elsie Davies and Jess Byrnen.

Local girls team showed Liverpool FC how it is done

THE U/8s girls team, Crosby Stuart, have shown Liverpool Football Club how it is done, by winning the quadruple this season. LFC missed out last Sunday on the Premiership title, as Manchester City pulled back 3 goals in 5, in the second half, within minutes, to pick up their 4th Premiership...

Mayor and Stirling Prize winning Design Champion unveil bigger and better 2nd Liverpool Architecture Festival

MAYOR Steve Rotheram and award inning design champion Paul Monaghan have joined forces to support a bigger and better festival showcasing the Liverpool City Region's architectural heritage...

The R&A announces a ticket ballot for the 151st Open at Royal Liverpool

THE R&A has announced that the ballot for tickets for The 151st Open at Royal Liverpool will open next month and run until after the conclusion of this year's Championship at St Andrews. Following the success of the ballot for The 150th Open, The R&A decided to retain the process to try to ensure as many fans as possible have the chance to attend when the Championship returns to the historic Wirral...


Damien Moore MP welcomes campaign to boost take up of pension credit in Southport

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore is supporting a new Conservative campaign to boost the take up of Pension Credit in Southport as part of the Government's commitment to help people with the cost of living. Pension Credit is a top...

Damien Moore MP shows his support for skin cancer awareness campaign

THE MP for Southport, Damien Moore,  is supporting the charity, Melanoma Focus to raise awareness of melanoma skin cancer. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, accounting for 1% of all cancer deaths and killing 2,300 people in the UK per year. Mr. Moore recently met with melanoma...

Don't miss the Hightown Pub Platinum Jubilee Family Day

ON Saturday, 3 June 2022, the Hightown Pub will be hosting a fantastic Family Fun Day, that will run in conjunction with other events that are also taking part within the Village. The event will have live music and entertainment, train rides and also a Jubilee Quiz with prizes. The event starts as...

New Liverpool International Tournament Ambassadors!

TICKETS are selling fast for the 20th Anniversary of the Liverpool International and they have just announced that the Liverpool Football Club legends, Phil Thompson and Alan Kennedy have now officially become ambassadors for the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament. Having...


Photos and video of some of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

ON Wednesday, 1 June 2022, we took a look at Formby Village Centre as it prepared to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The video below shows a few highlights of the decorations that have been put up by both local independent traders and the Parish Council. Sadly, most of the main events on Friday, in...

Major improvements to A34 to boost local economy and connectivity

MOTORISTS, pedestrians and cyclists in Greater Manchester and Stockport will benefit from better connectivity and new economic and housing opportunities thanks to critical improvements to the A34 Cheadle Handforth. On Friday, 3 June 2022, the Government has announced it will invest £33.6 million in the A34 Corridor Improvement Scheme Phase 1 to ease congestion and enhance walking and cycling accessibility along the corridor. The improvements will generate £76.8 million in direct economic benefits by...

New analysis reveals the importance of SMEs to the British economy

NEW research reveals how important small and medium enterprises are for the British economy, as businesses that employ between 1 and 249 employees contribute more than £2 trillion in turnover and employ 44% of the British workforce. The study by marketing training hub School of Marketing analysed the latest ONS and Government data on the number of small and medium enterprises in 2021 to see which Regions and industries are powered the most by SMEs. Analysis of the industries revealed that the...

FSB urges newly elected Councillors to help build a pro-small businesses environment in Liverpool City Region

THE Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has written to Liverpool City Region's newly elected Councillors urging them to work with us to build a local environment in which small businesses can thrive. FSB, which chairs the Liverpool City Region Business Group comprised of the leading national and local business membership organisations and key Combined Authority representatives, believes the interests of small firms must...


Support for cost of living may not go far enough, says Bill Esterson MP

BILL Esterson MP has raised concerns about the Government's support package to tackle the rise in energy bills, saying there are serious questions about whether the proposals are being introduced early enough or whether they go far enough. Mr Esterson, MP for Sefton Central...


TSSA backs fares cuts in Ireland and calls for Britain to follow suit

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, has praised as:- "the right way forward" the Irish Government's commitment to continue cuts in public transport fares and urged Britain to follow suit. The comments from Cortes come after the Irish Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, said he would be:- "very keen" to..

Mind Games Southport - Jubilee and 10th Birthday Offer...

Anyone who comes into the shop between 3 June to 11 June 2022 and says:- "Happy Birthday" will get 10% off, to celebrate 10 years of Mind Games in Southport, being in business...

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