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Publication Date:-
2022-06-17


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Liverpool International Tennis Tournament 2022 - Part 1

THE Liverpool International Tennis Tournament has grown to become the longest running and largest tennis exhibition in Europe since 2002. This year we are covering the event, that is being held at the Aigburth Cricket Ground in Liverpool, this weekend. We will bring you our full coverage in our next issue, but these are a few photographs to wet your taste buds. For more information about the annual event and to get your:-

 

The Apprentice Boys Of Derry return to Southport

ON 11 June 2022, The Apprentice Boys Of Derry returned to Southport, with a parade, from the Railway Station, through the Town Centre, to Pleasureland, and returning, in reverse order, later on in the day. This annual Loyalist parade is highly controversial, but the day...

Free Botanic Gardens Family Fun Day takes place this Sunday

PEOPLE are invited to enjoy fun for all ages when the free Botanic Gardens Family Fun Day takes place between:- 10am to 4pm, on Sunday, 19 June 2022.  Taking place on the same day as Father's Day, it's the perfect place to enjoy a real family day out at one...

Damien Moore MP pushes for increased support for unpaid carers in Southport

CARERS Week is an annual awareness week which recognises the vital contribution made by people caring in an unpaid capacity for family members or friends who have a disability, illness, mental health condition, or who need extra help as they...

Southport Flower Show returns with special headline opener

SOUTHPORT Flower Show is looking for a VIP to launch this year's event; and it could be someone you know. After a 2 year break, the show will once again be a highlight of the summer calendar as it returns to Victoria Park, from Thursday 18 August to Sunday 21 Auggust 2022. In previous...

 

A selection of the young carers, including Bella and Serena, on their visit to UCLan.

Careers support inspires young carers to study

A group of young carers from Lancashire are considering University for the 1st time, after completing a mentoring course with a leading careers advice programme. Future U, which works with Schools and Colleges across Lancashire...

Liverpool launches litter partnership with Keep Britain Tidy

LIVERPOOL City Council has joined forces with Keep Britain Tidy as part of a unique education and enforcement programme to tackle litter in the City. The collaboration follows an invitation earlier this year to the national environmental charity to benchmark Liverpool's cleanliness. After a City wide...

Southport Contemporary Arts

ALTHOUGH penned over 2 centuries ago, the opening 4 lines of Blake's 'Auguries of Innocence' still echo through the artwork of local mixed media artist, Sharon Barnes. The same quest to reveal the impossible in the everyday ('the world in grain of sand...')

April Ashley remembered in her home City

A special commemoration service took place in Liverpool this week to remember and celebrate inspirational trans-pioneer, April Ashley. The private event on Thursday at St George's Hall and saw the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Roy Gladden, and Assistant Mayor, Councillor Harry Doyle, join some of April's closest...

 

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(L-R) Liverpool City Council's Head of Safer and Stronger Communities Jenny Ewels, PCC Emily Spurrell, TravelSafe Officer Nicola Swanson, MerseyTravel Chair Cllr Liam Robinson.JPG, PCC Emily Spurrell on a visit to the CityWatch control room.

Safer Streets Liverpool text message service launches

A text message service enabling women and girls to report sexual violence on the bus network is being launched as part of the Safer Streets Liverpool campaign this week. Safer Streets Liverpool is a £270,000 campaign jointly led by the Police Commissioner, Emily Spurrell, and Liverpool City Council aimed at making...

Dobbies announces Southport's Helping Your Community Grow winner

DOBBIES, the UK's leading garden centre, has announced Southport's Helping Your Community Grow project winner, seeing Compassion Acts Allotment receive gardening resources to brighten up their green space in a sustainable way. This spring, Dobbies' Southport...

Simple Life donates £30k to Merseyside riding School in memory of a much loved colleague, Ron Dawson

CONTINUING its commitment to give back to both its residents and its communities, 1 of the leading providers in the UK build to rent market, Simple Life by Sigma Capital Group Limited, has donated £30,000 to local Merseyside...

#GetConnected wins national award

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Liverpool student's avian species research reaches UK Science and Engineering Final

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North West manufacturers call for pre-recess support package amid worsening economic outlook

NORTH West manufacturers are calling for an emergency, pre-recess package of business support measures to help shield companies from a potent cocktail of escalating costs amid a worsening economic outlook. The call comes on the back of the Make UK/BDO Q2 Manufacturing Outlook survey which shows...

Cost of living crisis is impacting on how the nation cares for its dogs, says Dogs Trust

RESEARCH carried out for the UK's leading canine charity, Dogs Trust, has shown that 35% of the dog owners in the UK think the rising cost of living in the UK is making it more difficult to give their dogs all they need. The new regular poll, carried out by YouGov on behalf of the...

Last chance to have your say on how Liverpool is run

RESIDENTS and businesses in Liverpool have until Monday, 20 June 2022, to express a preference on how the City is governed. The consultation asks:- "How would you like Liverpool City Council to be run?" The options are the three forms of governance that are allowed by law:- By a Mayor who is directly elected by voters every 4 years (current system)...

 

A fleet of subterranean smart super bins is set to improve the cleanliness of hundreds of Liverpool's streets

LIVERPOOL City Council is set to launch an underground revolution to design out an age old problem with black bin bag refuse and litter. Just days after it launched a new partnership with Keep Britain Tidy, the Council is looking...

Spending on anti depressants soars as the Pandemic's effect on NHS prescribing patterns is revealed

WILMINGTON Healthcare's State of the Nation prescribing report shows that spending on sertraline, commonly used to treat depression and anxiety, increased by 305.5% between 2019/20 and 2020/21 while overall spend on mental health drugs rose 66.1%. The spending value of GP prescribed laxatives, heart burn medication and statins also increased as the Pandemic took its toll on people's physical and mental health. The report, based on...

New data strategy to drive innovation and improve efficiency

MILLIONS of patients will benefit from faster, more innovative treatment and diagnosis following publication of a new data strategy for health and social care. New data in health strategy; Data Saves Lives; Reshaping Health and Social Care with Data, that was published on Monday, 13 June 2022, focuses on seven principles to harness the data driven power and innovation seen during the Pandemic to drive transformation in health and care, creating a secure and privacy preserving system which delivers for both...

4 in 5 UK electricians don't feel confident discussing sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY is a growing concern for customers when hiring tradespeople, but 80% UK electricians are unaware how to make their work more eco-friendly.  A new study by ElectricalDirect, the specialist retailer of electrical products, found that 25% of clients are now more eco-conscious than they used to be, and over the last year, 22% of electricians have been directly asked about their environmental impact.  However, the vast majority of workers are not sure how to become more sustainable...

 

Boost for freight as Government unveils major new plan to bolster supply chain

MILLIONS of people across the UK will be encouraged to kickstart a rewarding career in logistics, with the Government unveiling a multi million pound new plan to bolster the supply chain and create a more resilient and greener haulage sector.  A major campaign was launched on Wednesday, 15 June 2022, to recruit and retain a skilled workforce in the logistics sector. This builds...

Rowan View Hospital wins 4 national awards

ROWAN View Hospital, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust's state of the art medium secure Hospital, has won a 'Fab 4' of awards at the prestigious Design in Mental Health Awards. The centre of excellence for forensic care, based at Maghull Health Park, won in the categories for Estates and Facilities Team of the Year, Outdoor Spaces. Clinical Team and Art Installation, just two years after it became fully...

The drive to tackle racial inequality is in uncharted water, but 1 year on we're starting to move in the right direction...

EMY Onuora knows 1st hand how immigrant families can succeed against the odds. The academic and author hails from a sporting family; growing up with professional footballer brother Iffy Onuora and sister Anyika, an Olympic sprint medallist. But as a key member of the team delivering the City Region's biggest...

Mayor pumps extra £3.2m into driving Liverpool City Region innovation

INNOVATORS in the Liverpool City Region have received a major funding boost after Mayor Steve Rotheram unveiled plans to pump an extra £3.2million into local businesses and jobs. Under the Mayor's proposals, the City Region's unique innovation investment company, LYVA Labs, will receive additional funding to help innovators across the Region to turn...

 

Damien Moore MP commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands War

TO mark the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands War, Southport MP Damien Moore has attended an event in Parliament hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Armed Forces and the APPG for the Falkland Islands. The event was attended by veterans of the conflict, Members of both Houses of Parliament, representatives of the Falkland Islands, senior military...

Merseyside charities celebrate share of £1million fund

4 charities based in Merseyside have received donations of £1,000 each as part of the Benefact Group's Movement for Good Awards. For the 4th year running, the Benefact Group is giving away £1million to charities through its Movement for Good awards. Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 250 awards of £1,000 available now for donation. Lansbury Make it Happen...

UK researchers pioneer new virtual treatment for PTSD

RESEARCHERS at Cardiff University have pioneered a new form of virtual treatment for people with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In a large scale clinical trial, the research team found guided online therapy sessions for people with mild to moderate PTSD were as effective as face to face treatment. The team say the results, published within the British Medical Journal, mean this form of therapy should now be...

Dame Lesley Regan appointed Women's Health Ambassador

WOMEN'S health and care will be further improved following the historic appointment of Dame Lesley Regan as the Government's 1st ever Women's Health Ambassador for England. Bringing with her a raft of expertise spanning a 42 year career in women's health with particular interest in miscarriage, period problems, gynaecological surgery and menopause, she will support the implementation of the...

 

How Sefton residents can 'beat the heat' this summer

NHS and Council leaders in Sefton are advising residents to keep cool this summer, by planning ahead and taking precautions to:- 'beat the heat' while enjoying the sunshine. With warmer weather forecast across the UK, healthcare professionals are reminding everyone to be aware of the risks of hot weather and to take extra care of themselves and others...

Creative student talent goes on display at UCLan - Annual Degree Show exhibition opens to the public once again

THE University of Central Lancashire's final year undergraduate Degree Show exhibition has opened to the public for the 1st time in 3 years. The annual exhibition showcases final year undergraduate work produced by students of many creative disciplines, including...

Damien Moore MP presses for increased opportunity in the Civil Service

LAST Thursday, Southport MP Damien Moore raised the suspension of the Civil Service Fast Stream in Parliament, following an announcement earlier in the week that no applicants would be accepted in 2023. Each year, the Civil Service Fast Stream sees over a thousand talented people from across the country, regardless of background...

Health and Social Care Secretary sets out his vision for the year ahead

THE Health and Social Care Secretary, Sajid Javid, will set out his ambition to ensure every pound of taxpayer's money is well spent in the health and care system when speaking at the NHS Confed Expo in Liverpool.  Over the next 3 years, the Health and Care Levy will see a record £39 billion of additional funding invested in the health and...

 

£4.51m Boost For Energy Efficient Homes across the Liverpool City Region

HUNDREDS of households in the Liverpool City Region should see their energy bills drastically reduced after the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority approved a £4.51m funding boost to extend one of its popular retrofitting programmes. More than 500 housing association properties will benefit from improved energy efficiency through Sefton Council's Retrofit for the Future...

Southport Model Engineering Club's Open Weekend

THE Southport Model Engineering Club will be holding an Open Weekend, this weekend, at the club's venue, located at the top end of Victoria Park, Rotten Row, Southport, Merseyside, PR82DA. We are told that visitors will be welcomed to see the delights of these large scale models and also see gauge 1 live steam and 16mm garden railways working. Visitors will also have the opportunity to look a...

"Frontline health workers vote 'yes' to strike action at sites across Lancashire," says UNISON

HEALTH workers employed by private company OCS at Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Trust have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action, says UNISON. The 50 staff, including:- porters, caterers and cleaners, work for the healthcare facilities firm, at 8 NHS sites across Lancashire. They are asking for the same sick pay and annual holiday as

 

 


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