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2022-10-10

 
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Roberta Lee returns yet again to Coopers Bar in Southport

ON Saturday, 8 October 2022, Robert Lloyd, aka Roberta Lee, retuned to Coopers Bar in Southport for another intimate show. On the night he was also raising funds for Queenscourt Hospice. The show was very fast moving and included a raffle, along with 3 Birthday's, Katy Cross and Peter and Debbie Mcosh. A surprise on the night was our Editor, Patrick Trollope, getting his legs waxed to raise more funds for the charity...

 

Late Night Levy under review by Liverpool City Council

LIVERPOOL City Council has launched a consultation on the future of the Late Night Levy. The levy was introduced in April 2017 and is paid by holders of premises licences or club premises certificates serving drinks from:- 00.00hrs, until:- 06.00hrs, on 1 or more...

Formby Royal British Legion Quiz Night & Military Vehicle Display!

FORMBY Royal British Legion are holding a Quiz Night in aid of Branch Funds, on:- Tuesday, 11 October 2022, from:- 7:30pm, at:- Formby Cricket Club. Entrance £5. For tickets, please contact Ken on:- 871927. Also, Formby Royal...

Spooktacular Halloween fun arrives at Liverpool ONE this October!

LIVERPOOL ONE is set to bring spooks and scares to visitors this Halloween as it prepares to welcome all kinds of wicked witches, scary spiders and creepy delights! The retail and leisure destination will stage a special Halloween Party, on...

Thank You For The Music! Eurovision Song Contest is coming to Liverpool!

THE Eurovision spotlight is set to shine on Liverpool in 2023, after it was announced the City will host the world famous competition on behalf of the 2021 winner, Ukraine. The European Broadcast Union (EBU) and the BBC have whittled the competition down from 20 Cities, to just 2 Cities, with bookies putting....

 

Pilot Group giving away a free Energy Management System (EMS) to an Southport SME

SUSTAINABILITY expert, Pilot Group, is giving away a free Energy Management System (EMS) to an Southport SME as part of its ambition to help businesses save more than £1 million in energy costs over...

Hate crime support promoted

A series of events will take place next week to raise awareness of the support available to tackle Hate Crime in Liverpool. For Hate Crime Awareness Week 2022, Liverpool City Council and its partners have scheduled a series of events to demonstrate how all agencies are working together on the...

Rail regulator secures assurances to ease the pain for Avanti passengers

THE Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has gained assurances from train operator, Avanti West Coast that it will return to providing timetables at least 6 weeks in advance of travel. This will provide some comfort for passengers who have faced uncertainty in the past few months due to very short term confirmation of timetables; in some cases as little as 48...

We've Mapped Your Music Venues

LIVERPOOL City Region Music Board is proud to reveal the new digital map which details useful information about local live music venues that is not accessible anywhere else. The map and its data will be used to support the local music eco system. The map is now live on the music board's website. Created in partnership with the University of Liverpool, the music venues map is an ongoing project, which currently includes the....

 

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North West SME's offered free support to cut carbon footprint and combat energy crisis

BUSINESSES and charities in Liverpool are being offered free support to measure and reduce their carbon footprint, cut energy bills and accelerate growth. The Low Carbon Eco Innovatory (LCEI), is a business support programme which...

NHS publishes new HRT official statistics

NHS Business Services Authority has published official statistics on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) as part of wider work to address supply chain shortages and taboos around the subject. NHS Business Services Authority has published official statistics on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) as part of wider work to address...

Police Commissioner starts search for a Deputy to work alongside her building a stronger, safer Merseyside

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has started the search for a Deputy to join her small team. Emily Spurrell has launched a recruitment drive to find an:- "experienced and dedicated individual" to take...

"It's saving lives" alliance sets sail on voyage to improve mental health support

IN the run up to World Mental Health Day that was on 10 October 2022, a new video was launched to shine a light on the extra emotional and wellbeing support available to people in Wirral through a new local partnership. The....

 

Mersey Ferries return to Seacombe Ferry Terminal following major upgrade

MERSEY Ferries services are making a welcome return to Seacombe, Wirral following a major upgrade of the ferry terminal that has welcomed passengers for hundreds of years. Both Commuter and River Explorer Cruises will start running from Seacombe, on Monday, 17 October 2022, for the 1st time since it closed...

Retrofit scheme saving residents thousands of pounds praised by Bill Esterson MP

BILL Esterson MP has praised Sefton Council's retrofitting scheme which is saving residents up to £1,000 a year on their energy bills. Mr Esterson, MP for Sefton Central, visited homes in Sefton where energy efficiency measures such as:- loft insulation, under floor....

Combined Authority seeks equality champions to help combat discrimination, injustice and inequality

THE Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is looking for equality champions to help the Region's political leaders and policymakers tackle the discrimination and disadvantage that cause injustice and inequality in society. As part of its commitment to equality...

Northern teams up with BAFTA winning Actor and Writer Phil Mealey to send a message to fare dodgers on National Poetry Day

TRAIN operator, Northern has teamed up with the BAFTA winning Actor and Writer, Phil Mealey, to send a message to:- 'fare dodgers' on National Poetry Day, on Thursday, 6 October 2022.Mealey, well....

 

Teenagers could be missing out on a stash of cash

TENS of thousands of teenagers in the UK who have not yet claimed their matured Child Trust Funds savings could have thousands of pounds waiting for them, reminds HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Child Trust Funds are long term savings accounts set up for every child born between:- 1 September 2002 and 2 January 2011...

Can you help a local family save their 20 months old cockapoo?

A local family from Southport is extremely upset that their cockapoo which is just 20 months old has been diagnosed with nasal lymphoma, which requires urgent treatment to save her life. The family doesn't have the funds to pay for the treatment and the insurance is not able to cover it, so they have set up a Go Fund Me...

NSPCC fundraisers to cap off mountain challenge by climbing Ben Nevis at night

AN NSPCC fundraising team will climb Ben Nevis to raise money for the child protection charity. NSPCC Volunteers and staff have come together in the North West on several occasions in recent years to take on mountain challenges. The team has already tackled...

Southport events centre plan set for extra £17.7m Combined Authority funding

AMBITIOUS plans to build a new multi purpose events centre in Southport are in line for a further £17.7m funding from Mayor Steve Rotheram and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. At a meeting of the Combined....

 

Gill Murphy, Head Teacher of St Anne's Catholic Primary School, Toxteth, left, and Megan Hanford, business manager, Rice Lane Primary School, collect their Schools' Chromebooks.

More Liverpool children #GetConnected

ALMOST 600 children and young people in Liverpool are being supported to #GetConnected thanks to a partnership between Liverpool City Council and London Grid for Learning. The Council has partnered with LGfL since 2016 to provide broadband to 73 of the City's Schools and now...

New Remedy café brings home cooked food and quality drinks to Bretherton in Lancashire

A brand new Remedy café has opened in the beautiful Lancashire village of Bretherton. The successful local, independent business, famous for its high quality drinks and freshly cooked food, already operates venues in...

Merseyside Police Matrix Car involved in RTC with black Audi

ON 8 October 2022, at around 10:30am, a Merseyside Police Matrix Car was involved in an RTC with a black Audi. The crash resulted in the Matrix Police Unit having mounted the pavement and sustained damage along with destroying the safety barrier. This then resulted in A565 Rimrose Road Southbound being closed, at Knowsley Road Junction for several hours, leading to...

Abbeyfield Scarecrow Challenge

THE Abbeyfield Society, that oversees 300 Abbeyfield care homes, sheltered housing, looking after 1,000 residents and 400 staff are holding a:- "Scarecrow Challenge" at the charity's centres, that includes 3 in Sefton. Abbeyfield houses and homes nationwide see it's staff, residents and volunteers routinely put on events and.,.

 

Liverpool Philharmonic welcomes law firm Weightmans as new corporate sponsor

LIVERPOOL Philharmonic is delighted to announce that Weightmans has become a corporate sponsor for the 2022/23 season. Weightmans, an award winning national law firm, was established in Liverpool, in 1827, and remains headquartered in the City...

Ainsdale financial planning business expands celebrate 40 years of business

AINSDALE based Financial Planning Corporation (FPC) is growing thanks to 2 recent additions to the team:- Antonia Roberts and Jack Haimes. FPC, which celebrates its 40th birthday, in 2022, provides independent financial planning and investment advice to...

Miss Merseyside does impromptu litter pick along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

THIS year, we have 2 amazing young ladies going to Miss England, representing the area. On 11 October 2022, we popped over to Bootle to watch Miss Merseyside, Paige....

High Street Pharmacists Treat Thousands More People for Minor Illnesses

MORE than 100,000 patients were seen by their high street pharmacist in just 1 month according to new NHS figures, helping people get the quick care they need as well as easing pressure on GP teams facing record demand.  In June, 118,123 people with minor illnesses such as a sore throat or constipation, or those in need of medicine urgently...

 

TUC - workers in Liverpool are set to lose £1,100 in real wages this year

PAY packets in Liverpool are set to be worth more than £1,100 a year less this year; in real terms, that is once inflation has been taken into consideration, than in 2021, according to new TUC analysis. The analysis of official data shows that average real wages will fall by around £1,102...

Transformational £2.2m plan to open 4 children's homes that would take the profit out of the care system

A transformational £2.2m plan to support the development of 4 'not for profit' children's homes in the Liverpool City Region has been unveiled.  The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority will be asked to contribute £800,000 to the Juno project that will....

NWBLT sets out stall to drive positive change in the North West

THE North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT), an organisation of business leaders in the North West who aim to drive change in the Region, has unveiled a major rebrand to reinforce its position as a power for good in the North West. The new brand, developed in partnership with full service...

Dunelm Southport to host community menopause workshop to help customers sleep better

NEW research from Dunelm, the UK's leading homewares retailer, shows that menopause symptoms are costing women in the North West average of 2 to 4 hours sleep per night.  In a bid to help both customers and colleagues improve their...

 

£4.7m Cost of Living support prioritised as Liverpool City Region's £44m Shared Prosperity Fund plans revealed

PLANS to help thousands of residents struggling with the cost of living crisis have been unveiled by Mayor Steve Rotheram and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. In a week energy prices rose sharply again...

Hugh Baird College announces partnership with North West Training Council

HUGH Baird College and North West Training Council (NWTC) have announced that they have entered into a partnership that will deliver new training and education opportunities for people across the Liverpool City Region. The agreement brings together advanced manufacturing...

NFU Mutual issues warning to Ghost Brokers preying on needy and vulnerable

NFU Mutual is warning ghost brokers who buy fraudulent policies on behalf of others that they will be found out and could face prosecution. The mutual insurer is supporting the Insurance Fraud Bureau's campaign to raise awareness of ghost broking, which can leave vulnerable people...

1 in 4 Baby Boomers don't trust younger generations with inheritance

1 in 4 Baby Boomers don't trust the younger generation to use their inheritance wisely, according to a national survey by professional services firm, Progeny. Additionally, 48% of Baby Boomers say the attitudes and priorities of younger generations affect their decision making around...

 

Calling all eek!splorers - put your courage to the test this ½ Term at WWT Martin Mere

FAMILIES can put their courage to the test as they explore the eek!citing and mysterious world of wetland nature this October ½ Term at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Martin Mere Wetland Centre. From the feathered and furred to the slimy and scaly, there are some truly weird...

Natasha's Law - 1 year on

A year on from the introduction of Natasha's Law, which requires food businesses to include full ingredients labelling on pre-packed for direct sale foods, new research from online training provider High Speed Training has found that only 47% of people trust that the manufacturer or premises serving the food has correctly identified all of the...

Official notice has been given...

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday, 6 May 2023, at Westminster Abbey, London, England.

The Ceremony will see His Majesty crowned alongside The Queen Consort.

 

 


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