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Anti-Bullying Schools Project hold event at Liverpool Cathedral

ON Thursday, 17 November 2022 Knotty Ash Primary and Deaf Resource Base ran an inspirational event at Liverpool Cathedral, on Thursday, 17 November 2022, starting off the Region's National Anti-Bullying Week events. This national awareness program is coordinated across England and Wales by the National Children's Bureau's Anti Bullying Alliance  project. The National week started on Monday, 14 November 2022, with...


Southport Remembrance Sunday 2022

THE  2022 Remembrance Sunday Service was held at Southport Cenotaph and was organised by both the Royal British Legion and Sefton Council. The service ran slightly different to previous years with the precession of the Armed Forces and other in the procession like the band...

Council shows Cambridge Arcade businesses plans for refurbishment

THE refurbishment costing £400k was pledge by Sefton Council in November 2021, and now the 1st phase is set to start in 2023. The plans of the much needed revamp of the Grade II listed building and work to fix the damaged canopies and glasswork has...

Global cage free progress increasing, 6th EggTrack report by Compassion in World Farming reveals!

MORE companies than ever are making global commitments towards cage free production, according to the sixth annual EggTrack report by Compassion in World Farming. The report, which tracks the progress of major...

Take part in the largest Schools' choir competition in the UK

THE children's charity Barnardo's is encouraging children from across the country to take part in the largest School choir competition in the UK. This prestigious event has been operating for over fourteen years and the competition raises vital funds for...


Spin to win unlimited travel every weekend for a month with Northern trains

NORTHERN is giving one lucky customer the chance to win unlimited travel every weekend across the network for a whole month. And all they have to do is spin to win. The prize also...

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Northern looking for up to 16 engineering apprentices to work at depots including Allerton in Liverpool

NORTHERN is looking to recruit up to 16 engineering apprentices to join the team responsible for maintaining and enhancing its fleet of trains. The apprentices will be based at 1 of 5:- 'TrainCare Centres' across the North of England, including:- Heaton...

Emily Spurrell invites residents to share views and feedback at next PCC advice surgery

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is inviting local people to share their views and feedback with her at the next monthly PCC surgery in Southport. Emily Spurrell launched the monthly advice surgeries in September as part of her commitment to giving...

Will the Home Secretary will be failing our communities if she expects the Police funding bill to be passed onto hard hit households

NOW is not the time to be pushing policing cost increases onto cash strapped bill payers, warns a strongly worded letter sent to Home Secretary Suella Braverman, from Police and Crime Commissioners up and...


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Views on Cheshire Lines path improvements in Lydiate

THE charity Sustrans wants to hear from local people ahead of plans to improve a section of the Cheshire Lines walking and cycling path, which is part of the long distance Trans Pennine Trail and National Cycle Network Route 62. West Lancashire Council will begin...

Liverpool independent bar and leisure group sponsors grassroots junior football and boxing talent

IN a City devoted to football, which has also produced some of the finest footballing talent on the planet, the team behind Harrison's Bar and Kitchen have already had a busy season so far, by sponsoring 5 local grassroots football teams, where the boys and...

How to book GP appointments on evenings and weekends in Sefton

A range of GP appointments are available on weekday evenings and weekends for all residents registered with a GP practice in Sefton. The 'enhanced access' service provides patients with access to pre-bookable appointments outside of normal practice hours to ensure that people...

Formby Branch of The Royal British Legion's Remembrance Sunday Parade 2022

WE have put within this edition the footage and some photos of the Armistice Day Service and Remembrance Survive at Formby's Our Lady of Compassion Polish Squadrons War Graves, shot on 11 November 2022, plus the 2 Parades that took place on Remembrance Sunday, on 13...


People can enjoy the 2022 World Cup in miniature this November and December, with a unique Subbuteo tournament!

THE event is being held at the new Shot and Chaser micro pub in Southport town centre, and will feature a Subbuteo...

MP Damien Moore, has commented on the Chancellorís 2022 Autumn Statement

THE Member of Parliament for Southport, Damien Moore, has commented on the Chancellorís 2022 Autumn Statement, said:- "Last week, along with colleagues I wrote to the Chancellor to insist that spending on education should not be cut, but indeed should be increased. I'm very...."

Christmas is coming to Southport!

IF you have been in Southport Town Centre you might have already spotted that the sparkling Christmas Tree has been installed by Illumidexuk Ltd. outside The Atkinson, and also we have had lots of Christmas lights being installed around the Town Centre heads of the start of the festive shopping events that have been planned by...

Remembrance Sunday - Liverpool

THESE are some amazing photographs taken and sent to us of the Remembrance Day Service in Liverpool. This was the 1st time the Service has been held outside St Gouges Hall for a number of years, due to Covid and work taking place on the road outside. The event was extremely well attended, despite the fact that the...


Southport's Hidden War Memorial Plaque

ON Remember ace Day, every year the Southport Branch of NARPO, lay a wreath at the...

Mayor of Prescot's Charity Christmas Concert!

ON Thursday, 8 December 2022, from:- 7pm to 8.15pm, the Mayor of Prescot will be hosting a Charity Christmas Concert at the Prescot Parish Church, Church Street, (L343LA) The event will be featuring:- St Mary and St Paul's Primary School Choir, Prescot Parish Church Choir...

FSB says:- "Autumn Statement's stealth tax grabs hit small firms as more needed on growth and prosperity"

RESPONDING to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement, Daren Shaw, Area Leader for Cheshire and Warrington, at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), said:- "Today's Budget is high on stealth creation and low..."

Stagecoach leads UK Bus Awards, scooping 20 awards

BRITAIN'S biggest bus operator, Stagecoach, is leading the industry and has picked up more awards than any other business at the 2022 UK Bus Awards in London. The company's performance saw it pick up a total of:- 20 awards; 7 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze. Stagecoach scooped the top...


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

A free memorial service is being held at Mayfields Woodland Burial Ground to remember all those who are no longer with us this Christmas. Organised and led by the colleagues at the grounds based in Eastham, on the Wirral Peninsula, everyone is welcome to the service on the evening of Wednesday, 14 December 2022. It is hoped the event will provide comfort for bereaved relatives and friends who want to remember their...

FSB says:- "Autumn Statement's stealth tax grabs hit small firms as more needed on growth and prosperity"

RESPONDING to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement, Daren Shaw, Area Leader for Cheshire and Warrington, at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), said:- "Today's Budget is high on stealth creation and low on wealth creation, piling more pressure on the UK's 5.5 million small businesses, their employees and customers. While tackling inflation is essential, so are measures..."

Robbie Savage leads call for grassroots sports clubs to apply for £10K grant

LOCAL sports clubs have a chance to win a £10,000 lump sum as part of the Proud To Pitch In initiative, a grassroots funding scheme by Greene King IPA. Launched in 2021, the Greene King IPA Proud To Pitch In scheme allows grassroots sports clubs to apply for a funding grant of up to £3,000; however to celebrate the one year anniversary, a 1 off lump sum of £10,000 is being made available to clubs. To apply...

Work related stress hits British and European workers

FOUNDED in 1967, in France Novotel grew into what became Accor group, in 1983.  It now manages 559 hotels within 65 countries, throughout the world.  In the UK, Novotel and Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) have just launch a collection of 6 guided meditations to help people tackle work related stress and support work place mindfulness, following a new research study from Novotel which reveals:- 49% of Brits have suffered from work...


Details of £500 million to boost Social Care Workforce and free up Hospital beds this winter

PATIENTS will benefit from faster access to emergency treatment following an injection of £500 million to free up Hospital beds through quicker discharge, which will also help reduce Ambulance handover times. £300 million will be given to Integrated Care Boards to improve bed capacity and £200 million for Local Authorities to bolster the social care workforce...

New "Empowering People" award aims to highlight the UK's best independent craft brewery to work for

THE Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have announced a new "Empowering People" Award which seeks to highlight the best breweries in the UK to work for. The award is the newest category in the SIBA Business Awards 2023, which is now open for entries. The new award will put a spotlight on independent craft breweries who go above and beyond for...

Damien Moore MP says cuts to School funding:- "indefensible" and "morally wrong."

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore is 1 of 28 Conservative MPs who have written to the Chancellor to make clear that:- "it would be indefensible to cut education funding" in his upcoming budget. On Thursday, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt MP will announce his plans to get the country's finances back on track, following the aftershocks of the pandemic and Russia's...

The state of the Social Care and Support provision in England

CARE England, as a member of the Care Provider Alliance, which brings together the main national associations which represent independent and voluntary adult social care providers in England, has collectively published a report on the current state of social care in England. Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, says:- "We require a 1948 moment for adult social care to establish a long term and sustainable..."


Centre reveals thousands of calls for help with drug and alcohol abuse coming through every month and rising

A local addiction treatment centre has revealed that calls for help from people whose relationship with drugs and alcohol has worsened since the cost of living crisis have risen in the past 3 months. Oasis Recovery in Runcorn is a residential rehabilitation facility operated by the UK Addiction Treatment Group and treats people from across...

RMT renews national rail strike mandate for another 6 months

THE RMT has announced it had beaten the anti trade union laws yet again with a stunning mandate for more strike action on the railways. Across both Network Rail and 14 train operating companies, the average turnout was 70.2% with a:- "yes" vote of 91.7%. It means RMT members in these areas will be able to take strike action for potentially another 6 month period. RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch, said that it was a massive...

Pet charity issues warning during deer rutting season

DURING the rutting season this Autumn, pet charity Blue Cross warns pet owners about taking their dogs to areas where there are wild deer. Even if they consider their dog to have perfect recall (returning to owner on command) it is important to keep dogs on a lead if deer might be present and stay as far away as possible. While stags and bucks battle to preserve their:- 'hareems,' female deer are in season...

GMB:- "All UK shipyards must get the work they need to thrive."

MINISTERS finally concede a 'significant' amount of the FSS work will be done at home following GMB Union campaign GMB, the shipbuilding union, has reacted to the UK Government's announcement of the winning bid for the Solid Fleet Support ships tender. GMB Union has campaigned since 2016 for the Fleet Solid Support ships to be built in the UK using UK steel and shipbuilding supply...


Southport pub gains top 5 star hygiene rating

THE Willow Grove, in Southport, has gained the top rating for its levels of hygiene in the Council's Scores on the Doors programme. The pub, in Lord Street, was awarded a 5 star rating by the Council's inspectors. Scores on the Doors aims to highlight hygiene standards in pubs...



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