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Bill Esterson MP welcomes new Airbus helicopter to Broughton

BILL Esterson MP enjoyed the chance to sit at the controls of a new helicopter on its arrival at the Airbus site in Broughton. Mr Esterson, MP for Sefton Central and Labour Party Shadow Minister for Business and Industry, was invited to climb aboard the new Airbus H175M. Mr Esterson said:- "It was a real pleasure to visit Broughton, in Cheshire, to see the new helicopter, which Airbus hopes will become the replacement for the MoD's current fleet of Puma 2s. This would create hundreds of good-quality jobs here in the North West and across the UK, and support so many businesses through the supply chain."


Popular radio presenter from Southport "devastated" after being told she has just 6 months to live

A popular radio presenter from Southport says she is:- "devastated, heartbroken and scared" after being told by Doctors that she has just 6 months left to live.  Cassie James, who has cancer in her skin, leg, lungs and breast, has 1 chance of staying alive...

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? are running 2 full 1 day courses, that offer those attending a unique network and learning opportunity that will help you get a head start within the modelling industry. The event will start at 10:30 am (Doors open at 10:00 am) and will...

Smash Hit 'Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em' Comes To St Helens Next Week Starring Joe Pasquale

THE stage show of 1970s classic comedy:- 'Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em' arrives at St Helens Theatre Royal next week as part of a national UK Tour.  The highly acclaimed show features a star studded cast. Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters will bring the...

Southport Disco Festival is back in Victoria Park in Southport with its 4th Edition

THIS time the event will have a full on circus theme in a big top marquee and with its biggest line up to date. Headlining will be Hacienda legend Graeme Park alongside Defected Records and Glitterbox vocalist Lisa Millett. Graeme Park has been a...


Get your tickets to the Big Model and Hobby Show 2022

THE Big Model and Hobby Show takes place at a new venue for 2022. After the cancellation of the 2020 event, due to Covid19 and the loss of Southport Theatre as the venue, the show has moved on. It will now take place at the world rewound sporting venue, Aintree Racecourse...

Swashbuckling adventure at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.

SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre team up for a swashbuckling adventure!

IN a brand new event across:- Manchester, Birmingham, and London, Captain Careless needs the help of buccaneering pirates to salvage his lost treasure in an adventure spanning across selected SEA LIFE and...

Liverpool Theatre Festival More Shows Announced As Lead Sponsor And Partner Confirmed

LIVERPOOL Theatre Festival returns in 5 weeks for its 3rd consecutive year; and it's back boasting its biggest programme yet bursting with talent, exciting new shows, and plenty of music, glamour, and comedy. Organisers have announced the next round of...

Liverpool man nominated for National Rail Award after coming to the aid of a customer at Southport

A man from Liverpool has been nominated for a national rail industry award for his life saving response to a customer who had attempted to take their own life at Southport Station. Vinnie O'Brien...


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Liverpool Sleepout returns to end homelessness

THE Whitechapel Centre Liverpool Sleepout is back and open for bookings! After a 2 year break the homelessness charity is again hosting the successful awareness and fundraising event because no 1 should have to spend a night out on the streets in Liverpool. Thousands of people have taken part in the Liverpool Sleepout since it began in 2014, sleeping outside and...

Damien Moore MP receives assurances that Southport Hospital stroke services will continue

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore recently met with the Managing Director of Southport Hospital to discuss planned upgrades to stroke services in the area. As part of the NHS Trust's public consultation, which closed earlier this year, the Hospital...

Celebrate the beautiful game with a beautiful journey to the World Cup in Qatar!

WHAT football fan doesn't dream of watching the World Cup live? However, with this years' tournament taking place in Qatar, for many it seems an unachievable dream. But what if you made your journey to the tournament as epic as the...

Southport amusement park marks further investment

SOUTHPORT'S anchor families' attraction has spent record levels of investment on marketing aimed at bringing visitors to the Town this summer.  Universal Rides CEO Norman Wallis, who owns Southport Pleasureland, is backing the unprecedented marketing spend with forward investment across a range of...


The most accessible countries to migrate to, analysis reveals

AS Europe once more prepares itself for the tourism season, many people are afforded the luxury of simply jumping on a plane and flying to exotic destinations. However, those with physical disabilities or impairments opt to plan ahead more, all too aware of the struggles they face if the country they want to travel to is ill-prepared for those that have mobility issues. With this highly important issue in mind, UpCounsel launched an investigation into the suitability of each European...

New safety fencing installed on Kingsway Tunnel bridges

NEW increased height fencing has been installed on the Wirral's Kingsway Tunnel approach road overbridges in a move to improve safety. It follows a pilot scheme of safety fencing installed last year at 2 bridges on the Wirral and Liverpool approach roads to the Kingsway Tunnel. The 2.4M high new fences will help make things safer for tunnel...

The UK's most social media obsessed Cities

1 of our 2 nearest Cities, Preston has gained the title of:- "Most social media obsessed City within the UK," according to new research. The study by internet experts analysed the number of monthly Google searches over the past year for social media platforms including:- Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok to see which Cities...

Green flag winner - Stanley Park looking across to Goodison Park stadium, home of Everton Football Club.

It was a flag waving week for Liverpool after 2 of its best loved parks picked up a national award

BOTH Sefton Park and Stanley Park have retained the coveted Green Flag status, for the 15th year in a row, in recognition of their excellent condition. The Government backed accolade, awarded by Keep Britain Tidy, is internationally recognised and seen as:- "the Oscars..."


Pictured are Bill Esterson, MP for Sefton Central, Mayor of Sefton Cllr Clare Carragher and her son Niall, Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Emily Spurrell, Park Palace Ponies director Bridget Griffin, and Saffie the pony.

Bill Esterson MP joins Mayor of Sefton to celebrate start of Park Palace Ponies summer School at Aintree Racecourse

BILL Esterson MP's Sefton Central constituency includes Aintree Racecourse and he thanked Park Palace Ponies and Aintree Racecourse for offering children from across the City Region the chance to...

£2.2m cash injection for community based support for survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse

A huge cash boost of more than £2.2m to enhance and expand community based support for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence has been announced by the Region's Police Commissioner. Emily Spurrell confirmed the 3 year funding injection, which totals:- £2,235,738, after visiting 1 of the successful recipients...

Halton on track for new Liverpool City Region cycle route.

Halton on track for the new Jubilee Bridge Cycle Way

HAULTON residents will soon have the choice to ditch the car for shorter journeys after plans to build a new walking and cycling route in the area were given the green light by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. Developed in consultation with local people, the 9km route will provide a new green...

Lydiate bowls Esterson Carragher

MP and Mayor go head to head on Lydiate bowling green

BILL Esterson MP joined Sefton Mayor Cllr Clare Carragher for the mayor's cup competition at Lydiate Bowls Club. The Federation of Lydiate Bowls Clubs have a mixture of competitive and social bowls sessions in Liverpool Road, Lydiate at Oakhill Park and rent the facilities from the...


Is RE in Schools a route to stopping the rise in religious hate crime?

RELIGIOUS Education (RE) sometimes seems to be more like an add on than an integral part of what takes place in the classroom. But learning about other faiths and beliefs is key to fostering tolerance in young minds. Suprisingly RE isn't part of the National Curriculum, but it is compulsory in all maintained Primary Schools. Learning about different...

Letter to Editor:- "One Dance UK Award Nominations!"

"ONE Dance UK, an organisation leading the way to a more vibrant and diverse dance sector, have recently opened nominations for their 2022 Awards. As you and your readers already know, Movema is is a community dance company and charity, based in Liverpool and we need you and your readers help... As your newspaper..."

Liverpool Empire Youth Theatre presents the Little Shop of Horrors

THE Liverpool Empire Creative Learning team is proud to present the Youth Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors. A cast of talented young people from the local area, working with a professional creative team will star in a devilishly delicious production based on the cult Broadway and Hollywood...

England's Councils wish England luck ahead of Euro 2022 final

AHEAD of the Women's Euro 2022 final, at Wembley Stadium, on Sunday, 31 July 2022, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association said:- "On behalf of Councils in England, I'd like to wish Sarina Wiegman and the England Women's football team the best of luck in their Euro 2022 Final against Germany at Wembley on Sunday. Councils play a vital role in providing support and facilities for grassroots football and I know Councils across the country will be doing what they can..."


Staff at Hugh Baird College win pay deal worth up to 9.8%

UNIVERSITY and College Union (UCU) members at Hugh Baird College in Merseyside have won a significant pay rise of up to 9.8% and additional annual leave from 2023. The deal comes after an overwhelming 93% of UCU members who voted said yes to strike action in response to an original...

Supply of accessible homes to receive vital boost

NEW homes will be more accessible for older and disabled people as the Government, on 29 July 2022, confirmed plans to raise the accessibility standard following full consultation of proposals. The raising accessibility standards for new homes consultation proposed...

Bill Esterson MP calls for uplift in funding for community Pharmacies

BILL Esterson MP is calling for more financial support for Pharmacies, saying a:- "perfect storm" was putting many chemists' viability at risk. Mr Esterson, the MP for Sefton Central, said Pharmacies were fast becoming the 1st port of call...

ALDI store colleagues in Merseyside to receive pay rise from September

ALDI is giving store colleagues in Merseyside a pay increase for the 2nd time this year, maintaining its position as the UK's best-paying supermarket. From September 2022, all hourly paid colleagues at its Merseyside stores will receive an increase of 40p an hour...


Expert reveals hacks on how to keep cool in your work wear this summer

THIS summer, the UK has already seen some of the most record-breaking high temperatures, and for many, the struggle with what to wear to work in the heat can cause real annoyance. Fashion experts at Karen Millen have revealed the best hacks to help you stay cool at work while looking stylish at the same time. Alongside the tips is...

Blackpool is home to the 3rd most dangerous roads in the UK

A study has revealed that Blackpool is home to the most dangerous roads in England. The research by price comparison site Forbes Advisor compared the total number of road casualties in each Local Authority in Britain in 2021 with each area's population to reveal the rate of deaths or serious injuries per 100,000 people. The results show...

NSPCC prepares for rise in calls about children left home alone as Schools break up

THE NSPCC has launched a campaign urging parents and carers to think carefully about leaving children home alone or unsupervised as the summer holidays start in England and Wales. Each year the leading children's charity receives the highest number of contacts from adults about this issue during the warmer months...

Privacy group files legal complaint against Co-op's "Orwellian" facial recognition

PRIVACY rights group Big Brother Watch has filed a legal complaint with the Information Commissioner claiming that Southern Co-operative's use of live facial recognition cameras in its supermarkets is "unlawful." The legal complaint, sent via the group's lawyers from data rights firm AWO, claims that the use of the biometric cameras:- "is..."


NHS Digital need patients and public to help develop and shape planning and research programme

NHS Digital is looking for patients and members of the public to share their views about how GP patient information is used in the NHS and to help develop and shape the GP data for planning and research programme. The project aims to improve the way the NHS uses GP patient information to run and...

Liverpool City Region's local Councils invited to showcase their small business support credentials at new FSB awards

THE Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched a new awards to recognise Local Government support for small businesses. For the 1st time, all 6 local Councils in Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral) have been invited to....

£1.3m windfall secured by Merseyside's PCC to cut crime and build safer communities in Huyton and Picton

A £1.3m windfall has been secured by Merseyside's Police Commissioner to improve safety and tackle anti social behaviour in 2 communities blighted by crime and to expand a powerful campaign to tackle Violence against Women and Girls across the Region. Emily Spurrell has successfully bid for the huge...

Water dispensers installed at Northern Stations in the North West

THIRSTY customers will soon be able to refill their water bottles across some of Northern's busiest Stations in the North West and cut down on plastic waste.  Water dispensers are set to be installed at 12 of the train operator's Stations across the North West, including:- at Blackburn, Blackpool North, Manchester Oxford Road...


Deliveroo reveals Southport's top take-a-ways…

DELIVEROO, the on demand food delivery service, is celebrating its 6th birthday in Southport. New data from Deliveroo reveals locals love American food the most, with the Boneless Banquet from KFC being the most popular...

Southport firm invests £100k in recruitment campaign

THE fast growing Alcedo Care Group, who are based out of a busy Regional Office on Hoghton Street, in Southport, has invested £100,000 in the development of a purpose built corporate vehicle to support its ambitious expansion plans...

Support continues for Hong Kongers building new lives in the UK

HONG Kong British National (Overseas) [BN(O)s] status holders building new lives in the UK will continue to receive vital support after the Government confirmed the next phase of the Welcome Programme. The package will...

Researchers launch innovative exhibition to celebrate Natural England's 70th Anniversary

AN interactive new art exhibition created by researchers from Edge Hill University is travelling to nature reserves across the North West to mark Natural...

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