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2022-10-04

 
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Roberta Lee is loose in Southport this coming New Year's Eve!

THE International Female Impersonator, Roberta Lee will be returning for another performance to a sell out show at Coopers Bar Southport, on Saturday, 8 October 2022. The event will be raising money for a local charity as well as providing some much needed fun. If you do not have a ticket, the bar has a few tickets still left for New Year's Eve, but they are also selling fast, so been now as tickets are extremely limited. If you are unaware...

 

Theatre Review:- "Sea Hawk Pirates at Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool"

WE headed to Hope Street Theatre, in Liverpool, on 15 September 2022 to see the brand new family musical, Sea Hawk Pirates, written by Barry Levy and preformed by City Theatre Rep Company. We held back the report about the show, that ran from 15 September to 17 September 2022, due to the Queen's...

A free Military Vehicle Display is set to help Formby Royal British Legion's 100th Anniversary Year

DID you see the convoy of former military vehicles around Hightown and Crosby on Saturday, 1 October 2022? The West Lancashire Military Vehicle Trust and some of Merseyside MVT members where on an outing to visit Altcar Training Camp, during...

1 in 10 students order a takeaway every single day!

THE Nations's students are takeaway mad, with research revealing 42% of UK students order a takeaway 3 times a week or more. A recent study, conducted by Foodhub, 1 of the UK's leading food ordering apps, investigated student's eating habits ahead of the new academic year. And the data reveals that almost 1 in 10 students admit they order a takeaway every single day...

Liverpool remains in the Eurovision 2023 race

LIVERPOOL is a massive step closer to being awarded the ultimate "douze points" of being the host City for Eurovision 2023; as the BBC get closer to making their mind up. Following official presentations by shortlisted host Cities last week, the BBC has today confirmed that Liverpool and Glasgow have now made it through to the final stages of the bidding...

 

Tadhg Devlin - Life through a Lens

TADHG Devlin is a photographer and lecturer in Photography at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Over the last few years, he has been working on collaborative projects with the community which are now being displayed at the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool.  The projects are named Bound/Frayed and Across the Kitchen Table (Who is.,.)

City Region wins £9.9m to continue pioneering Housing 1st scheme

THE Liverpool City Region's ground breaking Housing 1st programme, which has helped hundreds of local people out of homelessness, is to continue its pioneering work after Mayor Steve Rotheram secured £9.9m to maintain the...

Cancer Support UK introduces new workplace course to train businesses to support employees affected by cancer

IF a work colleague told you they had cancer how would you respond? This scenario is fast becoming a reality, as by 2030 it is estimated that 1.5million people of working age will be living with cancer. The impact that a cancer...

Mental Health Campaign to shine a "light through dark times"

A new campaign is launching to support the wellbeing of Liverpool residents. Co-created by members of the public and Liverpool City Council's Public Health team, the new...

 

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Early Learning Centre Opens in M&S Southport

OPEN now in M&S Southport, the new 'shop in shop' stocks Early Learning Centre's best selling toys, designed to support children's learning and development. The new dedicated area offers a fun shopping experience for the whole family, with interactive play tables complete with Happyland products for little...

Petition to bring the Children's A&E back to Southport launched by Damien Moore MP

DAMIEN Moore MP has formally launched his campaign to see the return of the Children's A&E to Southport Hospital, and has gained Ministerial support for beginning the conversation on the service's re-opening. To demonstrate public support for the plans, Mr. Moore has set...

Liverpool marks Black History Month 2022

 

LET'S talk about race; that's the message from partners who are bringing Liverpool's Black History Month to life in October 2022. Arts, heritage, culture and community activists working with Culture Liverpool for the last 10 months have curated a varied and stimulating programme of events which not only explore the past but look ahead to the future. This year's theme:- "Let's Talk About Race" is...

All new show celebrating the magic and music of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross

A sensational new production celebrating legendary hitmakers Lionel Richie and Diana Ross is touring venues across the UK, coming to St Helen's Theatre Royal, on Friday, 14 October 2022 and then it moves to Southport's Atkinson, on Saturday, 22 October 2022. Endless Love - The Show (A Tribute to Lionel Richie and Diana Ross) is a hit packed, electrifying and emotional rollercoaster...

 

Despair at move to axe independent support for local crime victims

VICTIMS of crime, campaigners and victims' charities have reacted with despair and disbelief at this month's move by Merseyside's Police and Crime Commissioner to axe independent support services for victims and hand delivery to local Police instead.  1local domestic abuse survivor predicted that:- 'a lot' of...

UK marks World Maritime Day with £60 million boost for clean shipping

TANKERS, cruise ships, ports, and the wider maritime sector could play their part in slashing emissions and boosting economic growth thanks to £60 million of funding for the UK maritime...

Ambulance appeal:- "Please make sure your kids know what to do in an emergency"

FOLLOWING a series of children as young as 5 saving the life of their loved ones, North West Ambulance Service are asking parents, guardians, relatives of children to make...

Milestone hit with over 30 million NHS App sign ups and almost 450K new organ donation decisions

THE NHS App has now recorded more than 30 million sign ups, and almost 450,000 new organ donation decisions have been registered via the app that now has more than 30 million sign ups. People are being encouraged to use the...

 

Charity training for struggling small charities in Liverpool

SOUTHPORT is getting ready to rock in an unforgettable fundraiser for Queenscourt Hospice; after the original event was postponed so people could pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  Rock The Bandstand was originally due to take place on 10 September 2022, but was swiftly postponed following the...

Over 21 million people at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning this winter

HUNTS Cross rail users will now benefit from a step free route from the street to the platforms with the opening of new lifts and footbridge at the station. The 16 person capacity lifts will make it easier to reach the platforms for wheelchair users, people with mobility needs, heavy luggage, bicycles or those with...

Gas Safety Advice for Merseyside residents:- "Know the risks so you can stay safe this winter"

PROPERTY maintenance experts Liberty, which has its headquarters based in Knowsley, are working hard to raise awareness in the local community about the importance of gas safety in the home.  This comes just days...

Unmarried parents in the North West urged to review parental responsibility laws following a rise in births by unmarried Mums

FOR the 1st time since records began in 1845, babies born to mothers that are not married or in a civil partnership outnumbered those born to...

 

CEO takes to the skies to demo innovative electronic signature technology

THE Chief Executive of a Liverpool electronic signature innovator used his company's software to sign a new employee contract from a helicopter flying over the City. Videosign Chief Executive Steven Tallant took to the skies to meet new Customer...

Parents across the North urged to join NSPCC's call to play their part in keeping children safe in sport

THE NSPCC launches sports safety campaign backed by sports clubs across the North and Sir Bradley Wiggins as new poll reveals 14% of parents surveyed within the North of England are not confident they could spot the signs if their child was suffering sexual, physical or emotional abuse at their local sports club. The research carried out by YouGov on behalf of the children's charity also found that 8% of parents surveyed across the North were not confident they...

Merseyside charities celebrate share of £1million fund

3 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 another 250 awards of £1,000 available now for donation.  Me Again CIC, Wigan Deanery Trust and Merseyside Water Rescue are the local charities set to benefit from the money...

Merseyside Care Workers Launch Campaign for Pay Rise

FRONTLINE care workers across the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority have launched a campaign, through their union UNISON, for Councils to implement the Foundation Living Wage (£10.90) as the minimum starting salary for all workers employed in social care. Merseyside Care Workers Demand a Pay Rise will campaign for Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and St Helens Councils to join Wirral Council in offering this wage to all commissioned social care staff. The campaign launched over email last...

 

NHS "dental deserts" persist in rural and deprived communities – LGA analysis

NEW analysis by the Local Government Association reveals a growing number of "dental deserts" across the country with more deprived or rural local authority areas having fewer NHS dentists than those in more affluent urban areas. The LGA, which...

Time to act

CARE England, the largest and most diverse representative body for independent providers of adult social care in England, has this week written to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to call for care providers to be categorised as:- 'vulnerable' in the upcoming 3 month review of the Energy Bill Relief...

North West children at risk of avoidable serious illness due to missing vital routine vaccinations

UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) North West is warning parents and guardians of the serious health risks from children missing routine immunisations as new data shows vaccination coverage for young children fell last...

LGA Be a Councillor - Guide launched to support disabled residents to stand as Councillors

THE Local Government Association, which represents more than 350 Councils in England and Wales, has launched a new guide as part of its flagship Be a Councillor campaign, to support disabled residents who may be...

 

Transport Secretary calls for international action to decarbonise global aviation

DEARBONISING the aviation sector requires global action, new Transport Secretary Anne Marie Trevelyan will tell the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly in Montreal. The UK is attending the Assembly with the aim of reaching agreements that help secure...

Dads and bloody conversations

BEING a Dad of teenage daughters can be challenging, and navigating puberty and the topic of menstruation can leave many Dads feeling out of their depth or turning to others for help. New data from intimate wellbeing brand, INTIMINA, reveals that 57% of British Dads consider menstruation an awkward topic of conversation with...

An opportunity to secure sustainability

CARE England, the largest and most diverse representative body for independent providers of adult social care in England, has welcomed the Care Provider Alliance publication:- 'Provider Market Sustainability; Planning Support to Councils' as an opportunity for Local Authorities to recognise the pressures facing...

Almost 50% of Secondary School Teachers surveyed do not feel confident delivering sex and relationships education

45% of Secondary School Teachers surveyed in the North West said they do not feel confident about teaching sex and relationships education, a new survey has revealed...

 

Nuclear rebirth will bring more skilled jobs to the North West

GLOBAL engineering and digital services company Assystem; a key partner in the UK's mission to deliver 8 new nuclear power plants and reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050; is seeking 450 engineers, technicians, and project managers to build the next generation of nuclear power within the UK. The...

Shrinking Safety Nets: Working families raid savings to meet the demands of rising living costs

28% of working households with savings have started dipping into them to meet rising living costs, according to a report from Legal and General. A further 30% anticipate they will need to do so in the next year. With consumer prices 10.1%...

North West health organisations urge everyone eligible to have flu Vaccine and Covid19 booster ahead of this winter

UKHSA North West and NHS England North West are urging everyone eligible for a free flu Vaccine and a Covid19 booster across the North West to take up the offer as soon as possible ahead of what could be a difficult winter with...

Gritty dance theatre show Downtown coming to Ormskirk prior to London premiere

2021 and 2022 Double National Dance Awards nominee Rhiannon Faith Company's new show that holds a tender and honest mirror to a society at tipping point finally takes to the stage after Covid cancellations Choreographer Rhiannon...

 


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