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Did you see Southport's Christmas Light Vehicle Convoy?

ON Sunday, 4 December 2022, Creationnation Events Ltd, held the annual Christmas Light Parade. This event started at Pontins, in Ainsdale, then headed through Hillside and Birkdale, ending on Southport's Promenade. The event was possibly the biggest vehicle light convoy in the UK, this year. All those taking part helped to raise money and also donated toys and other goodies for Children's organisations all over the North West of England...


19th Annual BTR Liverpool Santa Dash Coverage - Part 1

ON Sunday, 4 December 2022, the 19th Annual BTR Liverpool Santa Dash took place and was sponsored by Park Christmas Savings, and the official event charity being Alder Hey Children's Charity. If you are unaware what the Liverpool Santa Dash is all about, it is the biggest and longest established Santa Run...

Formby Christmas Festival 2022

THE very 1st Formby Christmas Festival, which was held on 3 December 2022, within the Formby Pool Gardens. The festive event featured a wide range of activities, including:- LEGO building with Northern Brickworks, train rides, and even riding a Robotic Reindeer... Other fun things included live music, from the Merseycats and various...

Pleasureland Boss helps to feed Liverpool City Region

SOUTHPORT Pleasureland boss Norman Wallis is giving money and time to ensure local families don't go hungry this Christmas. Unveiling the tourist attraction's latest community initiative, CEO Mr Wallis, said he wants to support local people facing unprecedented hardship, especially over the festive period. 1 of the charities...

Time running out to get free Woodland Trust trees for your School and community group in the north west of England!

THE Woodland Trust is urging Schools and community groups across the north west of England to get their free tree pack applications in quickly...


Air Ambulance attends RTC in Formby

FOLLOWING a road traffic incident on the junction of Kirklake Road and Woodlands Road, Formby, lead to a large emergency services response, just before 4pm, on Saturday, 3 December 2022. The response started after a blue Mercedes crashed a garden wall of number 55 Kirklake Road. As emergency services attended the original incident, a 2nd incident occurred within that...

UCLan's Holly Buck named Student Doctor of the Year

A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) undergraduate has been named Student Doctor of the Year. Holly Buck, a 4th year on the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)...

British Ambassador praises Liverpool City Region's 'standout example' as Innovation Prospectus is published in Korean

THE Britain's Ambassador to Korea has hailed the Liverpool City Region as a:- 'standout example' of how UK Regional Authorities can develop international trade links. Colin Crooks, British Ambassador in Seoul, praised the City Region for its efforts to strengthen relationships with 1 of the...

New Deputy Police Commissioner for Merseyside confirmed

THE new Deputy Police Commissioner for Merseyside has spoken of her commitment to building stronger, safer communities across the Region. Councillor Jeanie Bell made the vow after her appointment as Deputy was confirmed by the Region's Police and Crime Panel. Members of the Panel, which has responsibility for...


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CWP Living Well Service short listed for national award

A mobile health and wellbeing service aimed at improving health outcomes for seldom heard communities has been short listed for a national partnership award. Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's (CWP) Living Well Service, which provides targeted health...

Finalists revealed in the 2023 Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards!

THE 39 finalists for the 2023 Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards are today unveiled with the announcement that the glittering ceremony will take place at the iconic Shakespeare North Playhouse. Hundreds of artists, creatives, volunteer and community groups entered the 13...

Christmas drive in cinema has arrived in Southport, with families able to order movie snacks straight to their car window!

MOONLIGHT Drive In brings a series of affordable classic festive films to the big screen, at Victoria Park, in Southport. The 1st was projected, on Friday, 9 December 2022. The next showings will now be running through to Sunday, 18 December 2022. They started with Home Alone (6pm) and Love Actually (8.30pm)...

Plaque unveiled at new housing development in honour of the Kings Regiment and Royal Artillery

ONE Vision Housing and Sefton Council were joined by local veterans to celebrate the completion of a new housing development built on a historic site. Located in Seaforth, the development named Kings Park includes 21 new high quality affordable homes thanks to...


The biggest and best Sidney Road Lights Show is coming to Southport this Christmas!

FAMILIES will be able to enjoy the warm glow of over 100,000 lights and a variety of designs in the front garden of a home on Sidney Road, Southport, specially created by enthusiastic local engineer Steve Henshall. The money raised from the spectacularr...

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to Play Eurovision Hits in Concert

HELLO Europe, Hope Street calling! From folk to power ballads, heavy metal to Europop, Eurovision has it all, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is ready to embrace the musical madness when the much loved Song Contest comes to...

Keeping warm and well in the cold weather

BAD weather can be a hazard for vulnerable people or those with long term health conditions. With weather warnings in place and frosty temperatures forecast for this week, Sefton residents are being asked to look out for their relatives, friends and neighbours, and to follow the NHS advice on keeping safe and well. Keep warm... If you are aged 65 or have long...

Scientists advise Christmas shoppers to wash their hands to help prevent the spread of bacteria to the vulnerable

HEALTH Chiefs are warning Christmas shoppers to massively step up their hand hygiene after a public health study identified thousands of bacteria living on self checkouts, including those normally associated with...


Drop in advice sessions for private housing tenants

A series of drop in events for tenants in the private rented housing sector who are facing issues with their property are taking take place within Liverpool. The Liverpool City Council's Landlord Licensing team launched a new scheme in April 2022, in the 16 wards, within Liverpool, with the worst private rented housing...

Final phase of £41.5 million Liverpool City Centre development launched

THE impressive final phase of apartments has been announced by Liverpool based property developer Integritas Property Group (IPG), as part of its £41.5 million City Centre development Bastion and Central Point. Central Point Encore is the final phase to be announced by the ethical developer:- 52 apartments...

The Christmas Spirit is heading to Central 12 in Southport

CHILDREN get the chance to meet Santa Claus himself when he flies in to Southport to spread some Christmas cheer amongst the shoppers. Santa Claus will be making a stop at Central 12 on his journey from the North Pole, to spend a special day with the children and spread the festive cheer through the Town. When he lands at the Centre, he will have the opportunity to climb on board his sleigh, tell him their Christmas wishes and pose for a photograph on his magic sleigh, which children can take away from their day with Santa. No matter...

Majority of over 50s plan on returning to work amid cost of living crisis

THE overwhelming majority of workers aged over 50 in the UK will not have the luxury of retiring early, new analysis from Handelsbanken Wealth and Asset Management shows, with 86% of those aged:- 50 to 54, and 65% of those aged:- 55 to 59, considering a return to work. The research, which investigated employment trends for workers aged 50 and over since the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic, found that just 38% of adults aged between:- 50 to 54 are confident that their retirement provisions will meet their....


Reversal of National Insurance Increase

SINCE 6 November 2022 employees and employers would have noticed that National Insurance rates have been cut. The tax cut was announced by the UK Government on:- 22 September 2022, as part of the reversal of the Health and Social Care Levy. This means most employees will start to receive this tax cut directly through payroll. This will show up....

More 10 to 11 year old kids in North West are obese than EVER before

PUBLIC Health England has today revealed that tackling obesity is one of the greatest long term health challenges facing the North West, with 39% of all Year 6 children living in the Region classed as overweight or obese. According to figures, a staggering 31,975 children in the Region aged:- 10 to 11...

Mental health support for farmers needs radical overhaul, say researchers

MENTAL health services in rural areas need urgent attention to ensure the needs of farmers are properly met, according to researchers. Farmers facing worsening mental health problems are experiencing what researchers call a strained:- 'landscape of support' in rural areas. An ESRC funded study published...

Experiment reveals Brits think large alcohol measures are smal

NEW research from Direct Line Motor Insurance reveals people risk drink driving this festive season, as in an experiment just 19% could identify the amount of alcohol poured into a glass at home by sight1. With the cost of living crisis meaning nearly one in five people are drinking more at home, rather than in pubs...


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