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Publication Date:-
2022-06-10



 
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Photos and video of some of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations - Part 2

THIS is part 2 of our coverage of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in:- Hightown, Formby and Southport. In this section we cover the Party at the Hightown Pub, the street party on Marina Road Formby, plus St Luke’s Church, Formby and Holy Trinity Church, Formby events, along with the Formby Parish Councils' Jubilee event that was held with the thanks of Formby Little Theatre. We also cover Ainsdale Civic Society's party on...

 

Metro Mayor backs calls for sustainable alternatives to port access

LIVERPOOL City Region Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram, has written to Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, asking him to reconsider the controversial £250m Port of Liverpool Access Road proposal in favour of sustainable alternatives. It follows similar requests made by Sefton Council Leaders and constituency MPs.  The letter highlights the City Region's...

Monkeypox is now a notifiable disease in law

NEW legislation has been passed on 7 June 2022 that has made Monkeypox a notifiable infectious disease under the Health Protection (Notification) Regulations 2010. This means any cases after 8 June 2022 that, in England, all suspected cases of Monkeypox found by Doctors now require those...

Violin Superstar André Rieu returns to the UK and Ireland in 2023!

VIOLIN superstar André Rieu, who made classical music accessible to millions around the world and turned the waltz into an international sensation, has announced new UK/Ireland Arena Dates as part of his World Tour 2023. It starts in London (OVO Arena Wembley) on 14 April and ends in Glasgow (OVO Hydro) on 27 May 2023, stopping at M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, on...

Popular North West pub chain announces exciting new Bold Street venue opening

AS Bold Street continues to be a hugely popular destination for incoming tourists and locals looking for a different day or evening out, the team behind Pub Invest Group are pleased to announce the opening of Tops Dart Club. Located directly above Cheers Big Ears, which is based in the former premises of the Crafty...

 

Cruising from the dock to the bay

AS we float into summer, Mersey Ferries has announced a further exciting line up of cruises, and there's something for everyone. From daytime cruises of Liverpool Bay involving stunning, iconic views to retro themed party cruises with DJs, the world famous attraction has a variety of experiences on offer on the Liverpool Waterfront. On Saturday, 11 June, Sunday, 12 June 2022, as well as on Saturday, 25 June 2022, Liverpool Bay Cruises will be setting sail... Hop on board...

Help shape the future of St George's Hall

ST George's Hall Charitable Trust is on the hunt for new members to help shape its future. The trust is dedicated to conserving, restoring and developing the Grade I listed venue; with a focus on raising funds which can be invested in projects to sustain and improve the building. The trust is looking for 3 individuals who can bring some of the following skills and...

Southport Contemporary Arts Trail

A recent trip across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man gave Southport artist, Norrie Beswick Calvert, the inspiration for her latest art pieces that will be on show at the ArtHouse later this month. No stranger to the local art...

Mayor confirms £2 bus fare for the Liverpool City Region

BUS passengers will be able to travel across the Liverpool City Region for no more than £2 has been announced by Mayor Steve Rotheram. The new single adult fare, which is part of the Mayor's wider plans to revolutionise the public transport system, has been ratified by the Combined Authority at its meeting on 10 June 2022. This means that...

 

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Disabled bay problems in Southport

WE have been alerted to a major problem that is not just in Southport, but in many other areas as well. On Lord Street, in Southport, just by the Southport War Memorial, is a bus stop, followed by a disabled parking bay. This is a fantastic location for it, but like so many, this comes with a major issue. Many disabled people have huge problems...

Fire Service calls on young people to 'think twice' before getting caught up in social media trends

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) is urging young people to think about the consequences of getting caught up in social media trends after 18 children had to be cut free from swings across Merseyside in the last 2 months. The warning comes...

Belong co-founder awarded MBE in Queen's Honours

ONE of the founders of local state of the art care village operator Belong, which has a location under construction on Oxford Road, has been awarded an order of the Most Excellent British Empire in the Queen's birthday honours for services to dementia care. Tracy Paine was awarded the MBE for her role in...

New film launched urging public to only use a qualified professional to work on their water supply pipe

WATERSAFE, the national register of approved drinking water contractors, has launched a new film starring its members. It's to help property owners in Merseyside find the right person for the job when it comes to work on their water supply pipe, the...

 

Gather round for a long hot summer at Lime Street Central

POPULAR Liverpool City Centre pub, the Lime Street Central, is set to make this summer a scorcher, screening the hit dating series for guests to enjoy the drama, all summer long. Lime Street Central will broadcast the hit show on Wednesday and Sunday evenings from 9pm, where guests will be able to enjoy...

Come woof, come all to festival for 4 legged friends

THE countdown is on for a weekend of canine capers as DogFest is coming to Tatton Park in June. Dogs Trust, the UK's largest dog welfare charity which has a re-homing centre in Merseyside, is the charity partner for this year's dog focused festival and will be welcoming dog lovers to the Dogs Trust Village at the...

Motorsport UK launches StreetCar - Motorsport in your everyday road car

THE the national governing body Motorsport UK has launched StreetCar to encourage more people to get behind the wheel and enjoy the sport; overturning the...

Give people more control over their energy bills

OPENING the CBI's Annual Net Zero Conference, CBI Director General, Tony Danker, will call on the Government to make:- "an all out national effort " on energy efficiency. He will outline his strategy to simultaneously reduce energy bills at a time of high inflation and spur economic growth.  Speaking to an audience of...

 

Movema's annual world dance event returns this June in Liverpool

MOVEMA World Dance charity are excited to bring back their annual, FREE, community get together event:- "Big Union" from 11am to 4pm, on Saturday, 11 June 2022, at:...

Jobs and Skills Boost for Liverpool City Region as Local Growth Fund Projects Smash Targets

THE number of jobs and training opportunities created through projects funded through the Local Growth Fund has far outstripped forecasts, according to Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram. Over the last financial year...

Patients in England will have early access to cutting edge treatments on NHS

NHS patients in England will have early access to potentially life saving and cutting edge treatments thanks to a new fund which was launched on Tuesday, 7 June 2022.  Up to £340 million has been made available through the Innovative Medicines Fund to purchase the most promising medicines and fast...

Independent review published to help achieve smoke free target by 2030

A new review has been published setting out a raft of recommendations to support the Government to meet its smoke free ambition by 2030 and tackle health disparities to level up the health of the nation. Earlier this year Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid commissioned an...

 

Girlguiding members in Sefton lit Beacon to Celebrate Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Photographs by Wendy Graham

ON 2 June 2022, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and Girlguiding volunteers in Sefton and West Lancashire joined hundreds of...

Full steam ahead as Fire and Rescue Authority approves construction of state of the art training academy and 'Super-Station'

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Authority has approved progressive plans to create a state of the art training facility and multi pump 'Super-Station' in the heart of the community on Long Lane, Aintree. The green light on the project...

The Amazing Benefits of Bingo

BINGO isn't all about the creative number calls and the prizes; what many don't realise is that playing the game can have significant cognitive and social benefits for the elderly. This infographic showcases the different ways that bingo can test brain power, expand social circles and aid physical health. Taking part in something enjoyable...

Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend UK Hot Cars Show

AS the UK marked the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, celebrating 70th year on the throne, the local motor vehicle club, UK Hot Cars held their Jubilee Weekend Car Show, on the banks of the Southport Marine Lake. The club holds monthly meats at this location, and despite the weather, the cars still came to exhibit and take advantage of the last day of the 4 day Bank Holiday...

 

Proposed £2.2 million investment could be the 'final piece of the jigsaw' for Kirkby Town Centre revival

THE Liverpool City Region Combined Authority will be asked to approve the final instalment of its £15 million rejuvenation of Kirkby Town Centre, on Friday, 10 June 2022, which would see a prime site refurbished into a...

Liverpool electronic signature specialist Videosign announces new instant access platform

DIGITAL security software specialist Videosign has launched a new instant access version of its pioneering electronic signature platform. Videosign is an online meeting service that uses artificial intelligence powered facial...

More than 4,000 new blood donors are needed in Liverpool to meet demand

NHS Blood and Transplant are urging people in Liverpool to give blood as new targets reveal 4,054 new donors are needed in the Region to save lives over the next year. Nationally 1 million more blood donors are needed over the next 5 years to ensure...

Local System Mismanagement

CARE England, the largest and most diverse representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has called for lessons to be learned from the care hotel initiative deployed during the Covid19 Pandemic. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:- "Care England appreciates that..."

 

Dobbies launch compost bag recycling scheme in Southport

DOBBIES in Southport has launched a new initiative which means local residents can now recycle their compost bags. Compost packaging is typically difficult for people to recycle as very few Local Authorities collect polythene sacks as part of kerbside collections or at recycling...

Open invitation to North West's largest free event of the summer

FOLLOWING a build up that has seen community action projects and events take place across the Region over the last few months, Festival Manchester is culminating in a huge celebration at the festival weekend in Wythenshawe Park, over:- 1 July to 3 of July...

Search is on to find top UK veterinary nurse of 2022

BLUE Cross has opened nominations for its annual search for the UK's 'Veterinary Nurse Of The Year' and is calling on pet owners and veterinary practices to put forward their star Vet Nurses. The charity's award recognises the dedication of the country's Vet Nurses and their...

Brits spend the same amount on hen and stag parties as their annual summer holiday

1 in 10 Brits admit they spend the same on a hen/stag do then they would on their annual summer holiday, according to new research. When it comes to the national average spend on a stag or hen party, the nation would...

 

Government continues to listen to children and young people about their mental health

CHILDREN and young people's mental health will be better supported in the Government's new 10 Year Mental Health Plan following constructive discussions. Minister for Mental Health Gillian Keegan and the Government's 1st UK Youth Mental Health Ambassador Dr Alex George met with the Youth Policy Development Group today to better understand their...

Government to provide update on progress in tackling the Covid backlog

HEALTH will be top of the Government's agenda this week with a number of announcements expected that will provide an update on how Government is delivering on its promise to tackle the Covid backlogs. The Pandemic placed considerable strain on the NHS, meaning that many patients are now waiting longer for treatment than they were before the Pandemic began. The Government is...

Bill Esterson MP writes to French President and UEFA President following Champions League "chaos"

THE Sefton Central MP, Bill Esterson has written to both the French President Emmanuel Macron and UEFA chief Aleksander Čeferin, and has called for an independent investigation, following the "chaos" Liverpool fans described at the Champion League final in Paris. The Sefton Central MP Mr Esterson has also signed an Early Day Motion in the House of...

Close to ½. of UK drivers to now switch to EVs

50% of Britain's car owners will choose to buy an electric vehicle (EV) as their next car due to spiralling fuel costs, according to brand new research. In the new study that has just been published by used car buying service ChooseMyCar.com, asked 2,000 motorists whether recent fluctuations in fuel costs and shortages had affected their buying habits. The results showed that a huge amount; 42% now planned to...

 

CLA response to planning measures announced by UK Government

THE Country Land and Business Association (CLA), who have has 28,000 members across rural England and Wales, has issued a response regarding the measures announced to ease planning restrictions on the conversion of disused farm buildings into residential property, which is a big WIN for the CLA. Country Land and Business Association (CLA) President, Mark Tufnell, said:- "Rural communities everywhere see talented people forced to leave because of the lack of..."

A right royal recollection for Formby's older generation

45 people attended the Abbeyfield Neighbourhood Jubilee Lunch Club, held on Sunday, 5 June 2022, at Formby Luncheon Club. The event was a special Queen's Platinum Jubilee event put on by the Formby Neighbourhood Project, events of which are run monthly by The Abbeyfield Society, a worldwide organisation that provides care, accommodation and support for older people. The Formby Neighbourhood Project events give older people from the local area the chance...

Construction bosses urged to take employee mental health more seriously

AS part of its Building Minds campaign, North West based health and safety expert Citation, is urging bosses in the construction industry to take employee mental health more seriously as the mental health crisis in the sector continues to worsen. The construction sector has some of the worst rates of mental health than any other sector in the UK, with men in the industry 3 times more likely to die from suicide than the average male. In an industry notorious for its poor mental...

Young adults blame the cost of moving out as the main reason for still living at home

THE number of adults living at home with parents has increased by 20% in the past 10 years, new data shows. research reveals the cost of moving out is keeping people at home. And further research shows that 43% of adults currently living at home claim their current living situation is because they can't afford to move out. That's according to a new survey by Confused.com of 600 UK adults who are currently living at home with their parents. This research comes as new data reveals...

 

CLA endorses new roadmap for environmental markets to finance UK's nature recovery

RECOMMENDATIONS from over 300 experts outline roadmap to scale up environmental markets and catalyse private investment to help fill annual £5.6 billion financing gap for UK nature recovery. Today sees the launch of the Financing UK Nature Recovery Coalition's:...

"Both Covid19 and Brexit:- 'caused sharp rise in copycat ecstasy' " study suggests

A new study has highlighted the apparent effect of Brexit and the Pandemic on the trade in the illegal party drug ecstasy (MDMA). Researchers from The Loop, a UK drug checking charity, found almost ½. (45%) of substances sold as MDMA at English festivals last year contained none; and instead contained other...

 

 

 

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