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Publication Date:-
2022-11-02

 
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Halloween Parties 2022 in Southport

OK, it might not have been not 100% Halloween, as it was Saturday, 29 October 2022, but most parties where being held on that night for Halloween, so w headed on out to capture the events wthin Southport's Bars. As you can see, it was lots of fun. We visited:-  Coopers Bar, The Ship and Anchor, Skies  and Sacrebleu Bar, to see what was going on.. These are some of the photos we took on the night... If you have a Bar in Southport or the Formby area, please let us know if you would like us to add you...

 

More Northern customers can now go paperless with new barcode season ticket

NORTHERN are the UK's 2nd largest train operator, with nearly 2,000 services a day to more than 500 stations across the North of England, including running services out of Southport, so commuters will be pleased to hear that a new purchase option is being make available to Season Ticket holders. This new option is...

Liverpool's Sound City Festival announces 1st wave of unmissable artists for 2023

THE 1st huge headline act for 2023, for Liverpool's Sound City Festival has been revealed, along with a host of other incredible breakthrough artists heading to Liverpool next April. Homegrown pop superstar and songwriting sensation Maisie Peters will...

75% of Brits would welcome noise cameras on our roads

THE subject of noise cameras is front and foremost again, with further rollouts expected across the country after a successful trial in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea. And according to research conducted by used car buying service....

Art in garden this autumn with Dobbies' Little Seedlings Club

DOBBIES the UK's leading garden centre, encourages families in Southport to get artistic in the garden this autumn with its free Little Seedlings Club workshop, on Sunday, 6 November 2022. During the autumn months the trees change colour and bronzed leaves pave the ground, so it's the perfect....

 

Are cyclists more at risk on UK roads?

MAJOR new road rules will increase resentment towards cyclists and the number of road rage incidents, campaigners are claiming, but are motorists the only people to blame?  Do you think the new Highway Code changes have made cyclists more of...

What to think about when installing an Air Source Heat Pump

WITH the UK Government's target to install 600,000 air source heat pumps each year by 2028, and grants available to homeowners who install green technology, the popularity of this new low...

Dementia patients in Liverpool helped to feel at ease in trust's new dementia friendly Ambulances

A new emergency Ambulance prototype has been developed by North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) making the space within the vehicle...

Spread your wings with the NHS in the North West

MERSEY Care NHS Foundation Trust has launched:- 'Spread Your Wings,' on Tuesday, 1 November 2022. It is the Trust's biggest ever recruitment campaign designed to increase positive perceptions and attract...

 

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"DO NOT TRAVEL" - Northern's advice to customers ahead of latest round of strike action by RMT

MORE strikes by the RMT Union in November have forced the train operator Northern to advise its customers across the North of England 'Do Not Travel,' on 3 separate dates. Northern is the second largest train operator...

Stagecoach extends UK wide free travel for veterans and military personnel to include cadets on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday

STAGECOACH has confirmed its ongoing commitment to the armed forces by extending its new policy of free travel for veterans and military personnel to include cadets...

Last chance to see Liverpool's River of Light 2022

IF you have not already seen it the River of Light in Liverpool is 1 of the most impressive free art events in the UK the autumn. The outdoor illuminated art gallery on Liverpool's Waterfront is still a must see. It takes up a 2km walk around loop, that is lit daily, from:- 5pm to 9pm, until:- 6 November 2022. If....

Ask your Pharmacist Week - how your local Pharmacy can support you

IT'S 'Ask Your Pharmacist Week' and health professionals in Sefton are reminding residents of the range of healthcare services and support available at your local Pharmacy. Susanne Lynch MBE, head of medicines management at NHS Cheshire and Merseyside in Sefton said:- "Pharmacies have..."

 

Family Light Fair at St Luke's Church Formby

ON Saturday, 29 October 2022, St Luke's Church, in Formby, held an alternative night top Halloween festivities with a family 'Light Fair' within the Church's grounds to celebrate light overpowering the darkness! The event started just after sunset and was extremely well attended. The event was not only a chance for kids to do something fun...

Cost of living crisis could trigger winter crime epidemic, warns NFU Mutual

AS the clocks go back on Sunday, 30 October 2022, NFU Mutual is urging farmers to increase security as darker winter nights enable criminals to raid the countryside unseen. The leading rural insurer is concerned that the nights drawing in, combined with the deepening cost of living crisis, could trigger further...

Liverpool International Jazz Festival will return for a 10th Anniversary celebration in the City in 2023

THE Capstone Theatre on Shaw Street will play host to a jazz extravaganza from:- 23 February to 26 February 2023, and will feature award winning international artists spanning a range of genres from Indo...

Avian Influenza Disease...

THIS winter the whole of Britain is in an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) but wild waterfowl species are particularly @ risk on the Merseyside Coastline. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has made a number of Protection, Surveillance and Controlled Zones nea...

 

Pumpkin dumping a scary threat to wildlife this Halloween, warns the Woodland Trust

WITH Halloween looming the Woodland Trust has issued an urgent plea to witches, wizards and spooks everywhere not to endanger wildlife by dumping pumpkins in woodland. The UK's largest woodland conservation charity has spotted a worrying trend in...

Saturday Night is already a sell out and tickets are selling fast for:- "Snow White and the Scouse Queen"

FOLLOWING on from another high selling show:- 'Sea Hawk Prirets' this winter City Theatre presents a retelling of the famous Christmas Panto:- 'Snow White' story, at the...

More than 21,000 local Government staff in Liverpool City Region to begin Race Equality Training

AS it is Race Equality Week, more than 21,000 people, at the Liverpool City Region's 6 Local Councils and within its Combined Authority are taking part in training. The training, branded EmbRACE, is a key part of the £3.6m Race Equality Programme, that...

The Houghton Weavers are back on tour this Autumn / Winter coming to a stage near you!

THE Houghton Weavers have been entertaining folk for 47 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation and they announce their annual forthcoming Autumn / Winter...

 

Liverpool Philharmonic Announces Winner of Rushworth Composition Prize 2022

LIVERPOOL Philharmonic is delighted to announce Christopher Cook as the winner of its annual Rushworth Composition Prize. Christopher, a post graduate music student, will receive a £1,000 cash prize, made possible through the support of the Rushworth...

Cost of living rises force 90% of people to stop taking part in sports or fitness classes

THE cost of living rises are forcing 90% of under 34's to stop taking part in hobbies including:- fitness classes and grass roots sports, according to brand new research. Used car buying service, ChooseMyCar.com, conducted a new study into how the...

£2m to help tackle housing crisis with 262 homes on industrial land

A further 262 homes are set to be built on former industrial land in St Helens thanks to almost £2m funding from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. The funding enables the third phase of a project which will eventually see 900 homes on the 94 acre Moss Nook site South of the Town Centre....

Children's social worker? Get hired from your living room!

CHILDREN'S social worker? Want to find out why Liverpool is the best place to work in the UK? Want to secure a great new job without leaving your home? Then join Children and Young People's Services next week for our very 1st virtual recruitment event! Taking place on Thursday, 10 November 2022, running from:- 6pm to 7pm, the Teams event will feature senior Managers...

 

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

THE newly opened Grand on Lord Street have announced their exciting plans for a spectacular Christmas lights switch on, Sunday, 6 November 2022, at 5:30pm. The owners of the stunning art deco building are planning turn the venue into a magical focal point, on Lord Street...

Formby's The Cross House Pub Reopens

THE Cross House, on 3 Tuns Lane, has now reopened following a significant 6 figure investment designed to transform the pub. Located just 10 minutes away from Formby Beach, the Cross House closed several weeks ago for a full refurbishment, which has modernised both the interior and exterior of the community pub. The investment has also provided a significant...

5 Weeks To Liverpool Santa Dash As Free Arriva Bus Travel And Pop up Shop Announced

THE countdown is on to the 19th annual BTR Liverpool Santa Dash which takes place in 5 weeks' time on Sunday, 4 December 2022. The event was created by independent race event organisation BTR Liverpool, who organise and stage the 5K festive fun run...

Over 50's in Sefton can now get their Autumn Booster

WITH winter illnesses and cold weather on the way, healthcare leaders in Sefton are inviting all those over 50 years of age to get protected this winter by getting their Covid19 Autumn Booster Vaccine as well as their annual flu jab. From Saturday, 15 October 2022, the Autumn Booster rollout expanded to include all over 50's...

 

Residents urged to take care with wheelie bins over Bonfire period

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) is urging residents to help prevent their household wheelie bins becoming targets for arsonists over the Bonfire period. Arson attacks on wheelie bins and refuse containers in the Merseyside area have increased in the last 8 years...

Youth bereavement charity invites 13 to 25 year olds to become the voice of their organisation

1 in 20 children are bereaved of a parent by the age of 16. This easily accessible figure exists because there have been services there to support grieving children for the last 30 years who've been looking for this data. The amount of young people bereaved of a parent...

GMB says:- "The UK Defence Secretary must give North West Shipbuilding guarantee as £1.6 Billion Royal Naval order loos set to go overseas"

SENDING the Fleet Solid Support ships order to Spain is an insult to Cammell Laird in the North West, says GMB Union... GMB's shipbuilding branch, has demanded a cast iron shipbuilding guarantees...

Liverpool Football Club's Deaf Supporters Welcome Footballing Legend Jimmy Case and The 'RED Caravan'

ON Sunday, 30 October 2022, the 'RED Archive Caravan Tour' visited Merseyside Society for Deaf People (MSDP) enabling Merseyside's Deaf Football Fan Community to express their love for the 'beautiful game' in British Sign Language. The RED Archive...

 

Self Assessment: don't forget to declare Covid19 payments

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding Self Assessment customers that they must declare Covid19 payments in their tax return for the 2021 to 2022 tax year. More than 2.9 million people claimed at least 1 Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) payment up to 5 April 2022. These grants are taxable and should be declared on tax returns for the 2021...

MFRS urges people to:- "think twice" before setting deliberate fires and attacking firefighters

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) is calling on people to:- "think twice" before putting their community at risk over the Bonfire period. Each year over the Bonfire period, MFRS is called out to a large amount of wheelie bin fires, bonfires and other deliberately-set fires. Bonfire period was between:- 19...

Students turn to driving instructors as mental health referrals soar by 13%

NEW data reveals that learner drivers are turning to their driving instructors as mental health referrals among students at UK universities soar by 13%. An FOI request to UK universities and NHS mental health services found they are under increased pressure, revealing as many as 262,984 young people have been referred to mental...

North West retail investors paring back on new investments to cover rising household bills

THOSE living in the North West are being hit by the cost of living crisis, with 22% reducing the amount they invest to cover rising household bills, according to the latest:- 'Retail Investor Beat' from social investment network, eToro. The report, a quarterly survey of 10,000 retail investors in 13 countries and 3 continents...

 

Childline launches campaign to help children at risk of sexual exploitation as more than 2,800 crimes recorded in the North West back in 2021

NEW analysis by the NSPCC of Police recorded crime data reveals there were more than 2,800 offences with an element of child sexual exploitation recorded in the North West last year. During 2021/22, 2,821 crimes were recorded by Police in:- Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside; an average of...

National Grid's eyes in the sky - how helicopters are helping keep Britain's electricity flowing

NATIONAL Grid's fleet of high tech helicopters is patrolling pylons and power lines across the country; a high wire act they have been performing for over half a century to keep the electricity network in good health all year round. Hovering near the high voltage cables that carry power around Britain is all in a day's work for the helicopter teams, who are closely monitoring the condition of the thousands of towers, poles and cables...

Remember, remember the threat of November

AS darker nights draw in this autumn, stolen vehicle recovery expert, Tracker Network (UK) Ltd, reveals October to December are the most active months of the year for criminals stealing cars, and warns that thefts peak in November. With the Home Office reporting 101,198 vehicle thefts in 2021, motorists need to be extra vigilant about security during the countdown to Christmas. "It's probably unsurprising that the darker nights lead to an increase in the number of vehicles being stolen, as it offers thieves a greater..."

NICEIC advice for lighting up your home this winter

AS we move away from summer for another year, the desire to cosy up in a dimly lit room is building within us all. But faced with the cost of living crisis, many of us are looking for smart ways to keep cosy this winter whilst minimising our electricity bills. Happily, creating a comforting atmosphere in the home can be easily achieved, all whilst considering using less energy and thus saving yourself some money this winter. The end of daylight saving time is the perfect opportunity to start creating a tranquil and...

 


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