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Southport Air Show - Part 1 of 2

OVER the 9 July and 10 July 2022 the Southport Air Show, an annual event that has been running since 1991, was back after a 2 year gap, due to Covid19. Sexton's marketing team said...

Have you visited Southport's hidden iconic Victorian themed Tearoom?

HIDDEN above Lord Street, in Southport is a fantastic local independent venue, offering a delightful range of classic refreshments. This venue might have a steep staircases to get up, but once up it is very restful and a great way to hide from the hustle and bustle of life outside. It also doesn't...

Artist of the Month Exhibition - Sue Herlihy

LIFELONG learner, Sue Herlihy from Crosby, has finally found time to follow her dreams. Since retiring, Sue has now been able to re-ignite her creative spirit and begin to unlock her artistic potential to the full. "During my professional life, firstly in education and later in..."

The unexpected consequence of the cost of living crisis hits UK's recycling rate

NOBODY wants your dirty recycling, thank you. If you don't wash your recycling, it just gets burned or buried in a big hole in the ground. That's the stark message from a waste collection company that's doing its very best to encourage greater recycling. According to, too...

Liverpool's Batonbearers announced

2 Olympians, a Special Olympics champion and 5 community heroes will take part in the Queen's Baton Relay when it arrives in Liverpool next week. On Monday, 18 July 2022, the City will welcome the relay which aims to bring together communities during the build up to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, which starts with the Opening...


Local charity crowned employer of the year at national awards

COMMUNITY Integrated Care, 1 of the UK's most successful social care charities with services in Southport, was proud to celebrate a double success after being awarded two prestigious care sector accolades at this year's National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards, including the top award of the evening...

Freedom of the City for Jürgen Klopp and Sue Johnston

LIVERPOOL FC Manager Jürgen Klopp and actress Sue Johnston are set to be awarded the Freedom of Liverpool. The proposals to bestow the City's highest civic honour will be considered at an extraordinary meeting of Liverpool City Council next Wednesday, 20...

Learn more about Landlord Licensing

A special learning event is taking place next week aimed at promoting Liverpool's new Landlord Licensing scheme to organisations that come into contact with private sector tenants living in poor housing. The Council's Landlord Licensing team launched the scheme in April 2022 in the 16 wards in Liverpool with the worst private rented housing...

1st Look at Plans for Martins Bank Building

RESPONSIBLE property investor Kinrise has unveiled its vision for the iconic former Martins Bank headquarters in Liverpool. Formal plans, designed in consultation with Historic England and Liverpool City Council, have recently been submitted and enabling works are now underway as new images of the building's future interiors are unveiled. Upon completion in 2024, the historic Grade II* listed building will house community focused spaces, F&B and 140,000 sq.ft. of sustainable...


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Bill Esterson MP celebrates success in bid for rebuild funds for "crumbling" Lydiate Primary School

BILL Esterson MP has praised campaigners, staff and Council leaders after a long campaign for a rebuild of a:- "crumbling" Primary School was successful. Mr Esterson, MP for Sefton Central, said Lydiate Primary...

Gold award salutes Council's Armed Forces commitment

LIVERPOOL City Council has once again been given the gold seal of approval for its continuing support of the Armed Forces. The Council successfully retained its gold award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme which it was 1st awarded in 2017. The scheme was launched in 2014 and is part of the national Armed Forces Covenant. It has bronze, silver and gold levels...

Solo exhibition of artwork by Angela Birchall:- 'I'm not a 1 trick pony!'

'A 1 trick pony!' is certainly not an epithet that can be applied to Southport professional artist and...

Southport man gets on his bike to raise cancer research funds in support of wife

A Southport man recently joined over 120 keen cyclists to conquer the North West Cancer Research Cycle of Hope and raise vital funds for cancer research across the Region. Father of 2 Forbes Robertson, who is originally from Lincolnshire, but has lived in Southport for 12 years...


Anti social behaviour crackdown

LIVERPOOL City Council is working with a range of partners to tackle anti social behaviour in hotspot areas next week. The week of action, which runs from 18 July to 24 July 2022, aims to raise awareness of the options available to those experiencing issues, tackle some of the challenges and highlight the work being done to improve...

Heatwave help for Liverpool's homeless

LIVERPOOL'S homeless support services will be working to support vulnerable people as an amber heat warning is issued from midnight on Sunday. Periods of hot weather can be dangerous to health and pose a significant risk to people who have a street lifestyle; as they can struggle to keep themselves cool and stay hydrated. To support...

How to Become a Model - A full 1 day network and learning Event with Experts

DO you fancy becoming a model and starting a career in the Modelling business? This is a full 1 day course and a unique network and learning opportunity that will help you get a head start within the modelling industry. The event will start at10:30 am (Doors open at 10:00 am) and will finish at 5:30 pm. The price...

The Royal British Legion Formby is 100

A Service of Thanksgiving was held at Formby’s Holy Trinity Church on Sunday afternoon, 10 July 2022, to mark the 100th anniversary of the inception of the British Legion with the bringing together of various groups which had formed over the past years to serve members of the different armed forces and their families who needed much help The service began with the...


£600,000 funding lifeline for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence

NEARLY £600,000 of extra funding has been secured by Merseyside's Police Commissioner to enhance the specialist support offered to survivors of domestic abuse and child victims of sexual...

Cash boost for millions of workers as Government backs new law to ensure all staff keep their tips

MILLIONS of UK workers will be able take home more of their hard earned cash under new legislation, backed by the Government, banning employers from withholding tips from their staff. Despite most Hospitality workers; many of whom are earning the National Minimum Wage; relying on tips to top up their pay, there are still sadly too many businesses who shamefully fail to pass on...

BBQ and fire safety plea as another heatwave set to hit the UK

THE UK's leading rural insurer, NFU Mutual, is making a plea for visitors to the countryside to leave barbecues at home and not slip on fire safety as temperatures are set to soar in the coming days. Droughts in spring and more recent heatwaves have already seen a number of large gorse and grass fires across the country, including those traced back to disposable barbecues and fire pits, which serve as a stark warning against...

Make UK/BDO annual survey highlights vital importance of industry to North West as sector recovers from Covid19

A new report from Make UK, the manufacturers' organisation, and accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP shows that manufacturing remains vital to the success of the economy in the North West of England, with the sector accounting for 14.3% of the Region's output, significantly above the national average of 9.6%. According to the report...


39% of people from the North West of England affected by addiction

NEW data reveals that 39% of people from North West England currently have or have previously had an addiction disorder or know someone in the same situation. The release of the data which coincides with the launch of Recoverlution, an online hub that aims to get more people around the world into recovery sooner and to help them stay there longer, also shows that nationally, of those that...

 Councils urge people to check up on vulnerable as country experiences soaring temperatures

COUNCILS are advising people to take precautions as the UK experiences soaring temperatures. With at least a week of hot weather to come, the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents Councils in England and Wales, has encouraged people to enjoy the sun safely and to check up on those who may be more vulnerable...

1st look behind the scenes at the artists working on inspirational globe trail:- 'The World Reimagined'

ARTISTS are putting the finishing touches to a series of stunning globes set to be unveiled next month as part of a landmark public art project using the story of the transatlantic slave trade to promote racial justice. 'The World Reimagined' is a ground breaking, national art education project aimed at...

Electric motorbikes race onto UK roads through transport decarbonisation measures

ELECTRIC motorbikes and mopeds will soon become the norm on UK roads as the Government sets out a range of measures to mark a year of success since the Transport Decarbonisation Plan was introduced.  The plan set out the UK's world leading 'greenprint' to create cleaner air, healthier communities and tens of thousands of new...


Ofcom seeks views on levelling TV advertising rules

OFCOM is seeking evidence to help determine whether there is a need to reform rules that restrict the amount of advertising shown on public service broadcasters' (PSBs') TV channels. All UK broadcasters are subject to restrictions on the quantity and scheduling of advertising on...

Parents whose babies require neonatal care to receive paid leave under new law backed by Government

THOUSANDS of parents whose babies require specialist care after birth will be able to take additional paid time off work, under new legislation backed by the Government. A baby who is born prematurely or sick will receive neonatal care...

People in the North West Not Hearing Biodiversity Loss Alarm Bells 

DESPITE biodiversity being vital in providing the air we breathe and the food we eat, 74% of people in the North West admit they know very little about it or how to sustain it. And if that's not concerning enough, demonstrating an alarming knowledge gap 28%...

Strike action announced at colleges across North West England

4 Colleges across the North West England will be hit with more strike action later this year unless employers agree to raise staff pay, the University and College Union (UCU) has announced. Staff at:- Burnley College, The Manchester College, City of Liverpool...



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