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Brazilica Carnival 2022 - Part 2 of 2

FOLLOWING a 2 years of postponement, the Brazilica Festival, or Brazilica for short, returned to Liverpool's event calendar. This is a fantastic event that is the UK’s only festival of its kind in the UK. The Festival's highlight is the International Samba Carnival, that was this time held on Saturday, 6 August 2022, within the Liverpool City Centre. You can see Part 1 of our coverage of the Carnival in the last issue. In this reporter you will find our full highlights video, that can be played on here or on our...


Big Model Hobby Show 2022 - Part 2 of 2

THE Big Model and Hobby Show 2022 took place on 6 August, at Aintree Racecourse, just down the road from the birthplace Hornby and Meccano, Frank Hormby. This successful show was the biggest yet, family friendly exhibition, run by the Gauge 1 Model Railway Association...

Northern teams up with Blackpool Transport to offer rail passengers:- 'through tickets'

PEOPLE heading to Blackpool on trains operated by Northern will now be able to buy 1:- 'through ticket' that will also cover their bus and tram journeys in the Town. Working in partnership with Blackpool...

All aboard! Local LGBTQIA+ group join Liverpool's pride celebrations onboard the Pride of Sefton

LOCAL support group, Sahir House, took trips onboard the Pride of Sefton to help to improve service users' health and wellbeing ahead of Liverpool's pride celebrations...

Liverpool City Region to welcome giant bamboo installations as part of 2023 cultural programme

GIANT animated artworks made entirely of sustainable bamboo will take Centre stage during the Liverpool City Region's packed cultural events programme in 2023. Local artists have begun...


Childline Counsellor raises more than £1,000 completing:- 'rollercoaster' 50 mile challenge

A Childline Counsellor has raised more than £1,000 for the service by completing a 50km run up and down the peaks of the Lake District...

Country Superstars heads to Southport

FEATURED on Sky TV, Kenny Rogers has mentioned this as:- 'Europe's Leading Dolly and Kenny Impersonators' on his website. Dolly Parton said on the BBC 1 show she appreciated them doing Dolly and Kenny so well for so long. The show is unique and tells a diverse story of Country...

Pioneers of Beatles tourism industry to be honoured by Liverpool

THE 2 men credited as the pioneers of Liverpool's multi million pound Beatles tourism economy are to be honoured by the City. Bill Heckle, Managing Director of Cavern City Tours and Dave Jones, its President, will be made...

Crosby Camera Club joins forces with MENCAP for photo exhibition ahead of club's new season

AN exhibition of photography from Crosby Camera Club will open to the public at Mencap Cottage House on Mariners Road, Crosby in late August. The prints, which will be on display around the house, represent a cross section of recent work created by the...


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Liverpool is a short listed host City for Eurovision 2023

THE City has successfully sailed through the 1st part of the bidding process, with the BBC and the European Broadcast Union (EBU) confirming it has met the essential criteria regarding the suitability of the venue, transport links and past experience of hosting major events. Liverpool City Council and the Combined Authority...

PCC visits diversionary projects this International Youth Day

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is today marking International Youth Day by visiting a host of grassroots projects she has funded to offer diversionary activities for young people over the summer holidays. More than £100,000 was awarded by Emily Spurrell to 22 community based...

With interest rates at their highest since 1995, Dogs Trust warns of a looming housing crisis for dogs

43% of dog owners in the North West think it is now more difficult to give their dog all they needed, compared to before the cost of living crisis began. Following last week's half point rise in interest rates, the UK's leading dog welfare charity has warned that the...

Cycle Lane meeting at Holy Trinity Southport to be hosted by MP

THE Southport MP Damien Moore will host a public meeting at Holy Trinity Church on Hoghton Street next Saturday, open to any Southport resident or business who wants to see the Town Centre Cycle Lanes and bollards removed. The meeting will take place between...


Pictured are Bill Esterson, Labour MP for Sefton Central, and half of Team 5, Wave 5 NCS group, Abi, Russell, Robyn, Caroline, Priya, Naomi and Freya.

Bill Esterson MP congratulates Merseyside NCS Group for raising money for the Ukrainian Refugee Donation Centre

BILL Esterson MP congratulated an NCS group in Crosby for their efforts to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees. The group held a sponsored walk along Crosby Beach on...

Special maternity training and equipment for Ambulance crews

NORTH West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has introduced special maternity training and equipment for its Ambulance crews to enhance emergency care given to pregnant women in the North West. In 2021, NWAS handled over 24,000 NHS 111 and 999 maternity related calls combined from across the North West. This...

Crosby to have an Elves and Fairies in the Park event

THE Friends of Victoria Park, Crosby, are holding a fantastic Elves and Fairies In The Park event, on 31 August 2022. This free event will be running from:- 11am to 3pm. We...

Southport Contemporary Arts Exhibition:- "Abstract Figures Scapes in Oils by Neil Prior"

A local professional artist, Neil Prior from Ainsdale, needs no introduction to the Region having already clocked up 3 successful exhibitions in Southport since relocating from Leicestershire in 2019 where he already had 2 solo displays of his highly accomplished oil paintings under his belt. Although self taught Neil's...


Man getting stuck in quicksand at Crosby highlights the dangers of our coastline

WITH a rise in incidents to people cut off by the tide and stuck in mud all along the Merseyside coastline, the Merseyside Water Safety Forum are again reminding people heading to the area, to be mindful of the terrain, and take precautions to avoid getting into trouble. Already...

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Ainsdale's Financial Planning Corporation named as Southport's 2022 Constituency Responsible Business Champion

AINSDALE'S Financial Planning Corporation has been named as Southport's Constituency Responsible Business Champion for 2022, following...

Sugar levy should be spent by Councils to tackle physical inactivity and ensure lasting Commonwealth Games legacy

AS the country celebrates the success of the Lionesses' Euro 2022 victory and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the Local Government Association...


Coram Beanstalk appeals for volunteer reading helpers in Liverpool to combat children's learning loss this summer

CORAM Beanstalk is calling for volunteers in Liverpool to come forward this summer to train as reading helpers with the charity and support local Primary School children with their reading from next term. Schools in Liverpool have a particularly high demand for...

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Liverpool City Region launches inspirational globe trail:- 'The World Reimagined'

STEVE Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, has launched:- 'The World Reimagined,' a ground breaking, UK wide art education project aimed at using the story of the transatlantic slave trade to promote racial justice. The project features 10 large globe structures, created by artists, making up a free public art...

Damien Moore MP welcomes 611 extra Police Officers recruited in Merseyside

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore has welcomed the news that 611 extra Police Officers have been recruited by Merseyside Police as part of the Government's manifesto commitment to recruit 20,000 more Officers nationally. The boost brings the total number of Police Officers in Merseyside up to 4,058, meaning that more than 15% of the Region's Police have been recruited under the Conservative Government's drive. The UK is well on...

The cost of living just got more costly for the people of Sefton , warns Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson

SEFTON Central MP and Shadow Minister for Business and Industry, Bill Esterson said:- "Today's decision by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee to raise interest rates to 1.75pc will have a significant impact on many of my constituents who are already having to make tough decisions as they counter this Conservative cost of living crisis. The reality is that the interest rate rise was expected and it's likely that more rises will follow. But..."


Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Graduation ceremony 2022

LIVERPOOL City Council are thrilled to announce the triumphant return of Liverpool City Region's Apprenticeship Graduation ceremony in 2022. The event is coming to you via:- Halton Council, Sound City, Be More, and the Liverpool City Region (with support from the European Social Fund). Taking place on Thursday, 15 September 2022, the event is free on a 1st come 1st served basis to anyone who has completed an...

Government to consider further relief for energy intensive industries

HIGH electricity using businesses like steel and paper mills could see further relief under new proposals to help subsidise their electricity costs. The UK Government is consulting on the option to increase the level of exemption for certain environmental and policy costs from 85% of costs up to 100%. This reflects higher UK industrial electricity prices than those of other countries including in Europe, which...

Government intervention needed to curb the workforce crisis in social care

CARE England, the largest and most diverse representative body for independent providers of Adult Social Care in England, is calling for Government intervention to help remedy the agency staff crisis in the sector and to address wider workforce pressures. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:- "The adult social care sector is facing what the Health and Social Care Committee described as..."

Letters to the Editor:- "New UK wide helpline and website for victims of hate"

"THE outbreak of Covid19 saw a dramatic increase and intensification in racist incidents directed towards East and Southeast Asian communities in the UK. Until now, there hasn't been a dedicated, culturally competent service to support them following such incidents and to accurately record the scale of the problem. But now that will change, with the launch of:- 'On Your Side,' a helpline and website..."


Liverpool SMEs to be offered affordable cybersecurity solutions through Siemens and Awen Collective collaboration

SIEMENS has partnered with cybersecurity software company Awen Collective to develop a new, accessible and affordable, managed OT security solution for SMEs. The project has secured major backing from a consortium of North West-based organisations including the University of Manchester, the University of Salford, the North West Cyber Resilience...

More fans watched Lioness Euro Win in cinema than saw England Men's Final in 2021

MORE fans streamed into Showcase Cinemas in England on Sunday to watch the Lionesses win Euro 2022 than saw England lose in the final of the men's competition last year, latest data reveals. Showcase gave football fans something to shout about this summer, screening all the England Women's Euro 2022 games at its cinemas across England free of charge. The cinema chain has a history of showing the home nations...

Only 1 in 5 women play grassroots sports

ONLY 20% of women have ever participated in community grassroots sports, compared to 46% of men, a survey has found. As the nation celebrates last week's historic Lionesses' win, this data highlights the inequality in access and resources between men's and women's grassroots sport. According to charity Women in Sport, School age girls are significantly less active than boys, and less girls between years:- 9 to 11 enjoy sports, compared to boys. Questions have also been raised by parents about equality of...

New NHS Digital report shows bariatric surgery figures for the past 5 years

NEW figures produced by NHS Digital on the number of people undergoing weight management surgery in England have been published. Bariatric surgical procedures, 2021/22 (provisional) - National Obesity Audit [Management Information] is a new quarterly publication covering data for the past 5 financial years, from:- 2017 to 2018. It includes:- information about the number of people having bariatric surgery each year in England, showing...


Last Chance to Run for the Red Cross!

FANCY taking on 1 of the North West's most popular running events? The British Red Cross is on the lookout for proud Liverpudlians to hit the road and take on this year's Mersey Tunnel Run 2022. The much-loved running event provides the only chance to cross through the Mersey tunnel on foot and admire Liverpool's iconic skyline from across the water. With cheer points along the way, it is sure to be a race like no other. Taking place on...

Thousands of free gifts to be given away by Merseyrail

THOUSANDS of free gifts are being given away to passengers on Merseyrail over the next few days, as train staff hand out vouchers worth up to £150. 7,500 envelopes containing a voucher, for anything from a £150 shopping credit to a free coffee, are being distributed throughout morning and evening peak times, at 16 stations, over 8 days. This give away started...

Views sought on options to streamline driver licensing and support jobs

VIEWS are being sought on how to make it easier to land a successful career in logistics, as the Government continues to tackle the global driver shortage, support new jobs and bolster the UK's supply chain. The views submitted by members of the public and industry professionals will help answer important questions and assist the Government...

Research Reveals Modern Parents in the North West Are the Most Lenient in History

NEW research reveals that modern parenting styles in the North West are more lenient than previous generations in the Region, with 55% agreeing they take a relaxed approach to raising their children, with very few or inconsistent rules. This is a stark contrast to the previous generation, with 66% of parents claiming that their own parents took a strict...


In next weeks issue, Formby Royal British Legion Memorial Service, Maghull Fun Day, Preview of Southport Flower Show Pics.... And more...

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