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Liverpool pub installs football tables with female players to show support for Women's Euros

TO celebrate the upcoming Women's Euros, popular Liverpool City Centre pub, Lime Street Central, has commissioned and installed a bespoke football table which features all female players. The all-female installation appeared in the pub this week as part of Greene King's ongoing commitment to raising awareness of female sports teams, especially ahead of the Women's Euro 2022 tournament. A recent survey carried out by Greene King which polled 2,000 people, found that 70% of us believe there is a lack awareness and support for women's sports teams compared to mens. The pub has added a monetary mechanism to the football tables, and it costs £2 for a ½ hour session, with all money raised being donated to Women in Sport, which aims to empower women and girls through sport.

Wendy Hawk, Head of Engagement and Communications at Women in Sport, added:- "We are delighted that Greene King has chosen our charity as part of this campaign to recognise the value of women's sport whilst claiming their part in raising visibility across local communities. The shocking statistics do not surprise us; we hear time and time again how women and girls want to celebrate female elite sports stars and yet cannot easily access the opportunity to do this. Seeing a new generation of female role models on our screens will inspire women, girls and families to experience the joy, fulfilment and life long benefits that sport can bring.'

With recent reports from BBC highlighting that viewership of female football has risen by over 140% in the 1st half of 2022, it is clear that there is an increased appetite for women's sport.  Earlier this year Greene King pledged to show more women's sport at its City Centre pu[JK1] bs, starting with all televised matches of the Women's Super League and now followed by this year's Women's Euro tournament. Greene King is also working with international footballer Millie Bright to raise awareness of women's sports fixtures across its venues. Millie said:- "It's great to see companies like Greene King backing women's sports through initiatives such as their screenings and football tables. Awareness and support for women's sport has come a long way in the last few years but there's still progress to be made."

Stuart Robertson, General Manager at Lime Street Central, said:- "We're excited to have a bespoke female only football table installed at Lime Street Central, not only will they help raise awareness and support for women's sports, but it will also help raise money for Women in Sport."

To watch the Women's Euros and book a space at Liverpool Lime Street, visit:- Greeneking-Pubs.Co.UK.

Southport Conservatives Ask Town's Views on Next Prime Minister

ON hearing the Prime Minister's resignation, Damien Moore MP said:- "I am pleased that the Prime Minister has done the right thing and resigned. His position had become untenable, and it is right that for the good of the country, he has now stepped aside. We now need to hold a leadership contest to select the next Prime Minister, which I hope is concluded rapidly."

Following the resignation of Boris Johnson a leadership contest has now been triggered. As the Conservatives have a majority in the House of Commons, the person elected as Conservative Party leader will become the UK's next Prime Minister. The local Conservative Party would like to hear the views of Southport's residents on who should take on the role. They want as wide a response as possible, especially from those who normally vote Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green, and those who may not usually vote at all. This is Southport's chance to show who they believe should be Britain's next Prime Minister. The survey can be found at the following link:- SouthportConservatives.Org.

Just before Boris Johnson resigned, Damien Moore, who is the only Conservitive MP in the Liverpool City Region said:- "Last month, I voted no confidence in the leadership of the Prime Minister. When he won the confidence vote, I accepted the need to give him time to attempt to build back the trust he had lost with the British people and the Conservative Party. However, it is clear to me and to many of my parliamentary colleagues from the way in which a number of issues have since been handled that nothing has been learnt from past mistakes, and I have sadly concluded that neither does there seem to have been an intention to do so. The Prime Minister must resign. This has not been an easy decision to make, as it was under the Prime Minister's leadership that we won our majority in 2019, got Brexit done, and unrolled 1 of the fastest and most effective Covid vaccine roll outs in the world. I'm in constant communication with my constituents over telephone, email, letter, and of course in person out and about in Southport. I know from my conversations with them that a clear majority are still aligned with what we Conservatives stand for. However, they are rightly uncomfortable with the current leadership of the party. I will do what I can to put this right. I remain, as always, dedicated to serving my constituents and the people of Southport."

Please do also tell us your thoughts about the events from this very historic week for UK politics, by emailing us at:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com, as we would be very interested to hear them.

Protecting radio astronomy and earth exploration satellite services from interference

OFCOM has set out how we will protect radio astronomy and earth exploration satellite services in the 24 GHz band against harmful interference from new mobile technology, including:- 5G services, which we are planning to authorise in the 26 GHz band. Radio astronomers, as well as climate and weather scientists, use the 24 GHz spectrum band (23.6-24.0 GHz) to carry out sensitive observations and measurements. It is important to protect these sensitive services against interference from other services using nearby frequencies. Following public consultation, we have decided that as well as implementing limits on out of band emissions from services operating in the 26 GHz band, we will adopt the following measures to protect the Radio Astronomy and Earth Exploration Satellite Services. To protect earth exploration satellite services, we will limit the number of outdoor base stations allowed in any 300 km2 area in the lowest 800 MHz of the 26 GHz band (24.25-25.05 GHz). To protect radio astronomy services, we will apply exclusion zones around the 6 radio astronomy sites that form the:- 'e-MERLIN' telescope network, where 26 GHz base stations cannot be deployed outdoors. For indoor use of 26 GHz, we have decided that measures in addition to limits on out of band emissions are not required. Therefore, we will remove the existing 1 km exclusion zones around the Jodrell Bank and Cambridge radio astronomy sites from the current 26 GHz indoor Shared Access licence product.

Oakhill School Awarded The Gold Sports Mark Award In Sports Activities for Academic Year 2021/22

OAKHILL School in Whalley, Lancashire, has been awarded the Gold Sports Mark Award for commitment, engagement and participation in sports activities for the academic year of 2021/22. The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme, launched in 2012 to reward Schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their School and into the community.

Following two years spent in lockdown, Oakhill School continues to emphasise the importance of extra curricular activities, which run alongside a high quality, academic Schooling. Being awarded the Gold Sports Mark Award is a fantastic example of this, further exaggerating the importance of a rounded, individually tailored education that Oakhill offers.

Sarah Smith, Head of PE, states:- "We are back competing in a huge variety of activities engaging all of our pupils from Reception through to Year 11. This award takes into account the activities we offer during lessons, extra curricular activities and all of the competitions that we enter."

Oakhill School has a tremendous record of success, boasting 6 major wins in sport competitions over the last week. These victories include:- gold in the key stage 3 mixed orienteering competition, silver in the year 5 and 6 mixed cricket tournament, silver in the year 5 and 6 quad kids athletics, silver in the girls year 5 and 6 cricket tournament, bronze in the year 3 and 4 quad kids athletics and finally, winning senior boys rounders.

Moreover, Oakhill offers a variety of sports and activities for all interests. These include:- tennis, rounders, cricket, dance, golf, athletics, gymnastics, volleyball, running, netball, BMX and badminton.

Oakhill School is a co-educational independent Roman Catholic School, situated in the village of Whalley in rural Lancashire, England.


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