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Publication Date:-
2022-11-09

 
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Southport RFC Firework Extravaganza 2022

ON Friday, 4 November 2022 the annual spectacular firework display was held at Southport Rugby Football Club. This was a very special event as the club has been celebrating its 150th year of the Rugby Union club being based in the Town, and was a sell out show. The event was run with the help of Southport's local radio station, Mighty Radio and also featured:- a bar and live music in the clubhouse, plus outside bouncy castles, BBQ, a sweet stall, Bar and food stalls. Plus, an opportunity to obtain the clubs Rugby Kit and other souvenirs... Not only that, but this was a really...

 

Southport Pleasureland's Day of the Dead Festival and Fireworks 2022

THIS year, Day of the Dead festival and Firework Extravaganza at Southport Pleasureland was 1 of only a few events to have a public firework displays, after many other had been cancelled by local Authorities, due to budget problems. This meant...

Report showcases successful Wirral veterans employment project

A report published on Monday, 31 October 2022 has praised a ground breaking programme in Wirral that has given GPs and mental health teams the opportunity to prescribe career coaching for ex-Forces patients. The specialist service, delivered by...

More than 160 businesses benefit from Mayor's £3.5m support for digital, creative and tech sector

LIVERPOOL City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram met leaders from 10 of the City Region's most innovative digital, creative and tech companies, supported by his £3.5 million Gather programme. Meeting...

Farming with trees across arable and grassland is key to the farming sector achieving net zero, new research shows

A new report from the Woodland Trust shows how a major increase in agroforestry; farming with trees; in England, is essential if the country is to meet nature and climate...

 

North West at risk of leaving a legacy of paperwork chaos

AINSDALE based Chartered Financial Planning firm, FPC, has been shortlisted for a Merseyside Independent Business Award in the Professional Services Business of the Year category. Founded by Morecrofts Solicitors in 2013, the Merseyside Independent Business...

Have your say on the revised proposals for Constituencies

THE Boundary Commission for England have published its new revised proposals for Constituencies. If you do not already know, English Constituencies are changing...

Funeral Directors confirm their commitment to Southport

DIGNITY Funerals have closed their Broadbent and Seddon business in Liverpool Road but are reassuring the bereaved that their F J Gibb branch in Clarence Road, will continue to provide a caring and compassionate service. The 2 funeral Directors are both...

Families can enjoy special Santa's grotto and Frozen themed grotto in Southport Town Centre

SANTA and his elves will be setting up shop in a beautifully decorated Christmas grotto in Southport Town Centre this year. And you won't have to Let It Go there either, with a special Frozen themed grotto also taking place. The grottoes will be situated inside the...

 

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Festive Fun Day will bring magic of Christmas to Southport this November

PEOPLE are invited to kick off the start of the 2022 Christmas shopping season in Southport with a special Festive Fun Day. The fun, free event, organised by Southport BID and The Atkinson, will take place on Saturday, 19 November 2022, at the Lord Street Bandstand...

Services of Remembrance to be held across the Region

AS the nation, on Sunday, 13 November 2022, will again fall silent to remember those who died in conflict. We ask that even if you are not taking part, you remain respectful to those taking part of others during the service. Sadly Covid is still an issue, especially vulnerable to severe illness, remains a...

StemCellScousers Christmas Concert Tickets On Sale Now

THE StemCellScousers was formed in 2015 by Kevin Dunne, his wife Mary, his brother Tony and son Christopher after the Anthony Nolan Charity found Mary the ONLY matching Stem Cell Donor in the World. Mary had her Life Saving Stem Cell...

Don't miss the Southport Charity Christmas Parade 2022

THIS year's Southport Charity Christmas Parade takes place on Sunday, 4 December 2022. The parade is a fantastic festive event, which brings everyone together and gives so much support to children's organisations across the Region. The parade is now the biggest Christmas event for Southport due to no...

 

How you can help to avoid a "complete collapse" of the NHS this winter

HOSPITAL admissions in the UK are warning about the alarming rise of patients in England testing positive for Coronavirus. Many experts think this new wave of Covid19 admissions is due to a drop...

The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism launched

THE Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism to assist health and care staff caring and supporting people with a learning disability and...

The Southport Singers' Christmas Concert

THE Family Life Center on:- Ash street, Southport (PR8 6JH) is to host The Southport Singer's Christmas Concert, on:- 10 December 2022, at:- 7.30pm. The proceeds will be donated to The Southport Soup Kitchen and Compassion Acts...

Christmas events at Old Church Waterloo

THE final Flea Market and Vintage Fairs of 2022 at Old Christ Church, Waterloo, will take place on the following dates:- Saturday, 12 November 2022 and 10 December 2022. Entrance price is just 50p. Also to get you in the Christmas spirit, with the:- 'The Fair Before Christmas.' This event is FREE to enter and will be held on Saturday, 26 November 2022, from 10:30am to 3pm...

 

RNLI Liverpool - Fish and Chip Supper

ON 26 November 2022, the Blundellsands Sailing Club, on The Foreshore, Hightown, will be hosting a Fish and Chip Supper for the RNLI. The event will include a Qwuiz and live music from a Ukulele Band...

50% of North West adults struggle to pay energy bills

48% of all adults in the North West are finding it difficult to afford their energy bills, while 32% are struggling to pay their rent or mortgage, according to new Government figures. The figures also show 5% is behind with their energy bills and a similar number is behind on rent or mortgage payments. Now a leading North West debt expert is urging people...

Beaver Scout aged 8 raises hundreds of pounds for Cancer Research UK in epic swim

A determined Southport youngster has raised hundreds of pounds for Cancer Research UK by swimming 1,000 metres. Austin completed the challenge after his step dad was diagnosed with cancer...

"To Infinity and Beyond - via the North of England"

TRAIN operator, Northern has marked National Engineering Day, on 2 November 2022, with the completion of its 1st 'Intelligent Train' makeover. The Class 150 Unit has been kitted out with LIDAR horizon scanning cameras; the same used by NASA to map the surface of the moon; a radar dome, 180 degree thermal...

 

Community food spaces unite for urgent fundraising music festival 'Food Aid Liverpool'

LIVERPOOL'S independent community food spaces are beyond capacity and in urgent need of funds and food donations to cope with ever increasing demand...

PCC and Chief Constable's 'She Inspires' football tournament scores top prize at FA Awards ceremony

MERSEYSIDE'S Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable's 'She Inspires' football tournament took the title at the 2022 County FA Recognition Awards, on Thursday, 3 November 2022. The Awards were held at...

Southport's ArtHouse to display work by Kate Tidmarsh its 'Artist of the Month'

EXPERIMENTAL collagraphic printmaker, Kate Tidmarsh, is always pushing the boundaries of textbook methodology in her personal explorations into image making. "I am most happy combining my technical handprinting skills with a..."

Stardom Beckons for Southport Golfer at Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Championship

SOUTHPORT local Sadie Adams, 15, will follow the path of golfing legends this week when she ends her season in the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship at Quinta do Lago in Portugal. Adams, from Royal Birkdale Golf Club, will go up against some of the finest young golfers from across all of...

 

1 in 10 dog owners forced into debt to cover cost of caring for their dog

AN online poll carried out for Dogs Trust, which has a re-homing centre in Merseyside, has revealed that 13% of dog owners have been forced into debt in order to care for their dog, a situation that is set to get worse as pet owners face an increase in the costs associated with caring for...

New end of life care service makes a big impact

A new service aimed at supporting people at the end of life has been launched in Liverpool and South Sefton following a successful pilot. The Integrated Mersey Palliative Care Team (IMPaCT) service is 1 of the 1st of its kind in the UK and is made up by a group of healthcare professionals; including...

MSB Solicitors named in Times Best Law Firms 2023

LIVERPOOL based MSB Solicitors have been named once again in the prestigious 'The Times Best Law Firms 2023.' Now in its 5th year, The Times and independent market research company, Statista, conducted surveys among thousands of lawyers and used their responses to identify the leading 200 law firms in England and Wales, and the top 40 in Scotland. The news of MSB's inclusion comes following a successful year for the firm, which has seen it increase its North West footprint, opening its 1st Manchester office as part...

People urged to wear their poppy with pride after launch of 2022 Poppy Appeal in Southport

THE official launch of the 2022 Poppy Appeal in Southport has taken place. The event was led by Mayor of Southport Cllr Clare Carragher at The Monument on Lord Street in Southport Town Centre on Saturday morning.

Cllr Carragher is also the President of the Royal British Legion in Southport. She was joined by local veterans, volunteers from Southport Royal British Legion, members of 281 (Southport) RAF Air Cadets Squadron, at RAF
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Annual campaign launches highlighting opportunities for rewarding career in adult Social Care

PEOPLE across England are being encouraged to join the adult Social Care workforce with Government launching its annual recruitment campaign. The 'Made with Care' campaign is returning for a...

UK economy cannot afford downtime in run up to busiest time of the year for ecommerce shopping

BRITISH tech bosses are warning of potential systems crash as we approach Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the extra demand running up to the Christmas trading period as ecommerce systems will...

Vulnerable girls at increased risk due to lack of Police vetting

A report has found that criminals and sexual predators are being allowed into the Police and highlights misogyny and sexual misconduct within the force. In response, Jane Kenyon, founder of social enterprise Girls Out Loud, which works with vulnerable...

Campaign to get under 40's in North West England to understand risk of type 2 diabetes

A leading charity partnership is urging people across North West England to check their risk of type 2 diabetes through a free online tool as shocking new figures reveal an alarming acceleration of diagnoses in younger age groups across...

 

Government must take action to end the crisis of unaccompanied asylum seeking children being placed in Hotels

THE new Government is being urged to work more closely with Councils to tackle the crisis of unaccompanied children being placed in Hotels, with latest figures...

54% doubt the UK will reach Net Zero by 2050

A new index released by British Gas will track each year how UK families feel about the journey to Net Zero, their role in it and readiness to make changes to their home and lifestyle. The Summer 2022 British Gas Net Zero Homes Index is 57.5. The Index reveals that when it comes...

Help and advice warns 1 in 10 have received unsolicited approach about pension transfer

WITH pressure on finances not seen for decades, Help and Advice is warning against the danger of pension scammers, as 12% of people say they have received an unsolicited approach about a pension transfer. Latest analysis of...

Participants Wanted for New Eco-Arts Project

LIVERPOOL'S Theatre in the Rough has been awarded funding for Ground; a new arts project exploring the issue of Climate Anxiety in young people. They are now seeking 10 participants to create original work for a brand new film and publication. The climate's in crisis, and that's...

 

Liverpool's new award winning specialist Orthodontics to hold Open Day

TURRET Orthodontics would like to invite you to a special FREE Open Day, on:- Thursday, 8 December 2022, bookings between:- 3 and 7pm, where they are offering:- £750 worth of savings to mark this exciting time. Open Day visitors can enjoy a free consultation (worth £15O), free teeth...

Covid tooth extraction backlog - Fears for kids' teeth as Hospital procedures plummet during Pandemic

THE number of teeth extractions; which have to take place in a Hospital under general anaesthetic; due to decay carried out has tumbled to record lows, amid fears many are missing out on vital treatment, Councils say today. The Local Government...

Letter to Editor:- "Blind and partially sighted people in need of support during the Cost of Living Crisis"

"EVEN before prices began to rise, 1 in 5 blind and partially sighted people said they had some or great difficulty in making ends meet. It is deeply concerning that many are now using less energy to save money and afford the rising cost of living. Blind and..."

Latest obesity figures for England show a strong link between children living with obesity and deprivation

THE prevalence of reception aged children living with obesity in England during 2021 to 2022 was 13.6%, over twice as high, in the most deprived areas than 6.2% within the least deprived areas. This difference is also seen in...

 


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