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UK's number 1 Christmas dinner item revealed

TURKEY, roast potato and stuffing combine to make the perfect Christmas dinner forkful, according to new national research. The study, conducted by online food ordering app, Foodhub, chewed over the nation's festive foodie favourites ahead of this Christmas. When asked which 3 ingredients combine to make the perfect forkful of Christmas dinner, Turkey (42%) roast potato (35%) and stuffing (30%) came out on top, with pigs in blankets...


19th Annual BTR Liverpool Santa Dash Coverage - Part 2

THIS is the 2nd part of our coverage of the 19th Annual BTR Liverpool Santa Dash, which was held on Sunday, 4 December 2022. The event's title charity was Alder Hey Children's Charity and the event was sponsored by Park Christmas Savings. We had so many photos, we had to add more to this edition as well...

Comment from Damien Moore, MP for Southport, on the potential use of Pontins to house asylum seekers

IN a press release sent to the media by Southport's Conservative MP, Damien Moore, in connection to the potential use of Pontins to house asylum seekers, he told us he was:- "deeply..."

Pleasureland CEO Norman Wallis helps save Southport Rowing Club
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1 of the architects of the renaissance of Liverpool's 'playground,' Southport, has stepped in to save a 60+ year old historic rowing club. Pleasureland CEO Norman Wallis met with Southport Rowing Club after learning the organisation had been left homeless and with nowhere to safely store its boats. The...

Liverpool to put people and nature at the heart of place making

LIVERPOOL City Council has been given the green light to a:- "people 1st" transformation to planning the future of the City's public spaces and streets. The Council's cabinet has just approved a new Public Realm Strategy which sets out how the City will deliver on the principle of:- "20 minute neighbourhoods" in a bid to...


Foster dog finds room at the Inn this Christmas

THANKS to the hard work of Dogs Trust staff and fosterers in Merseyside throughout 2022, 703 homeless hounds have found room at the inn this Christmas. This includes 1 lucky pooch, TJ, who has literally found room in the inn and has moved to the Isle of Man to live in a pub. TJ is a 12 year old Terrier cross who arrived at Dogs Trust...

Construction begins on Merseyside Fire and Rescue state of the art Training Academy and National Centre of Excellence

CONSTRUCTION work has begun on Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority's new multi pump Fire and Rescue Station, state of the art Training Academy, and National Resilience Centre of Excellence in the heart of the community. The development will improve operational...

Why are CWU Royal Mail members taking strike action in run up to Christmas?

THE now long running action being taken by Communication Workers Union (CWU) at Royal Mail is set to continue into 2023. Customers using the postal service are being warned about more disruption to deliver services due to the on going national Industrial Action, with Christmas...

An 'outstanding' rated, 100 place Day Nursery in Merseyside has been sold to Kids Planet

ESTABLISHED in 2007, King's Park Day Nursery, in Knowsley, Merseyside, is a premium, 100 place Day Nursery which caters for children aged 3 months to 5 years. It has been rated:- 'Outstanding' by Ofsted on its last 2 inspections and...


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Bernie Hollywood and his Boat of Hope set off on Atlantic row

BERNIE Hollywood OBE JP, the 63 year old founder of the Boat of Hope campaign, has begun 3,000 mile solo row to raise awareness for young people's mental health on Monday, 12 December 2022. The challenge will see him rowing for up to 3 months in aid of young people's mental health If you do not know who Bernie is...

Marina Dalglish opens £2 million Health Training Centre named in her honour

THE Marina Dalglish Centre, a new state of the art Health and Healthcare Science Learning Facility, by Hugh Baird College, has officially opened. The centre was opened by Marina Dalglish, founder of The Marina Dalglish Appeal, a Merseyside based cancer charity that the Dalglish family set up in 2005 to say thank...

Refugee and asylum seeker ukulele band brings festive joy to people living with dementia

A ukulele band formed from refugees and asylum seekers brought festive joy to people living with dementia; while helping boost their own English language skills. The group of English language students; including people...

Life saving cancer screening trucks rolling into South Sefton

A ground breaking check up, which has already saved hundreds of lives across England, is being rolled out into South Sefton, throughout December 2022. Part of NHS England's latest rollout of its Targeted Lung Health Check programme, people aged:- 55 to 74, within South Sefton....


Have yourself a purry little Christmas

IT is very well known that pets enrich the lives of humans; this was highlighted over recent months with many of us spending a much greater amount of time with our pets because of the more flexible working conditions we are facing post Pandemic. Many companies are now offering...

Passengers to benefit from biggest shake up of Airport security rules in decades

THE rules around taking liquids and large electrical items through Airport security are set to change by 2024 with the installation of new technology at major Airports across the UK. Over the next 2 years, most major Airports will introduce cutting edge systems into their security checkpoints, ushering in a new era of...

Christmas Stars come out at the Town Hall

REMEMBER a loved one this Christmas at a special event taking place at Liverpool Town Hall up until Christmas. The annual Lord Mayor's Charity Christmas Stars event returns until Friday, 23 December 2022, from 9am to 4pm each day. During these times, stars can be hung from a special Christmas tree, within the...

WaterSafe warning to find your stop tap in case of emergency this winter

WITH winter weather sweeping across Merseyside, it's essential to know where your stop tap is if you need to turn the water off in an emergency. However, latest research* from WaterSafe, the UK register for approved contractors working with...


HAF-ing a wonderful Christmas time!

PROVIDERS across Liverpool are once again coming together to support families during the School holidays. The Department for Education funded Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme returns with a huge choice of FREE activities for children and young people from eligible...

Child car thieves - Over 1000 charged in just 3 years

NEW research from Direct Line Motor Insurance reveals 1,156 people under the age of 18 have been charged with vehicle theft in the past 3 years, the equivalent of more than 1 per day. The statistics1 also reveal that children as young as 12 have been charged with the crime. 53% of under 18's charged with vehicle theft in the past 3...

Interview with the Orthodontist behind Merseyside's newly opened, award winning practice

ON the Thursday, 8 December 2022 we attended the newly opened Turret Orthodontics, in in Aintree, Liverpool. This new practice are ready to take new Private and NHS patients of all ages for:- teeth straightening, whitening and overall...

The Perfect Gift For Jazz Lovers - Festival Passes For Liverpool International Jazz Festival

TICKETS to gain entry to all 5 main concerts at next year's 10th Anniversary Liverpool International Jazz Festival are available now. 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 jazz to Afro funk and classical. The:- 'All Performances Bundle' ticket is the perfect...


NHS urges parents of Secondary School aged children to take up the School Flu Vaccine offer in Sefton, amid rising cases

FLU Vaccinations for Secondary School students, in Sefton, has started this month with School Vaccination teams already bringing the vaccine out to pupils in Schools to ensure they are protected this winter. The NHS is offering the Flu Vaccine again, in 2022, that is usually given as a nasal spray to Secondary School aged children in years:- 7, 8 and 9. Children and young people often catch and spread the flu very easily, and parents are...

Dogs Trust and the University of Salford call for volunteers to join ground breaking fireworks survey this New Year's Eve

THE  University of Salford and Dogs Trust, the UK's largest canine charity which has a re-homing centre in Merseyside, are calling on dog owners and non dog owners to be part of a ground breaking study into how fireworks and loud noises affect dogs. The organisations have joined forces for the study, combining the University's specialist knowledge in acoustics and the charity's expertise in dog behaviour. They are now calling on the public to help...

Damien Moore MP welcomes extra investment for Greenbank High School to improve facilities

THE Southport MP Damien Moore has today welcomed the announcement that Greenbank High School has been selected as one of the latest 239 Schools that will be rebuilt or substantially refurbished as part of the 4th round of the Conservative Government’s School Rebuilding Programme, which has invested over £13 billion to maintain and improve schools since 2015. The programme will provide the funding to transform 500 Schools across...

The City of Liverpool College brings festive cheer to City's most vulnerable

THIS week, more than 1 hundred of the City's homeless people were welcomed to The City of Liverpool College for its annual 'Open House' event. Visitors were treated to a 3 course Christmas dinner, free haircuts, donated clothes and advice and guidance from external partners, supported by the staff, student volunteers, and Students' Union. The event was organised by the College's Student Engagement Team in partnership with The Whitechapel Centre and Crisis, along with students and volunteers, in response to...


New Guidance for social care to give local providers more autonomy over universal face mask use and outbreak management

GUIDANCE on the use of face masks in all care settings and on outbreaks in care homes has been updated to give settings the flexibility to ensure ongoing Covid measures are proportionate. Previous guidance stated that face masks in care settings should be worn at all times and that care homes should seek advice from a local health protection team in the event...

Quarter of adults in England are obese, new survey of public health shows

THE report also found that 49% of adults drank alcohol at least once a week, and 12% were current cigarette smokers. Published by NHS Digital, the Health Survey for England, 2021 reports on the nation's health and surveyed 5,880 adults about a variety of topics including:- cigarette smoking, e-cigarette use and alcohol consumption. For most of 2021, interviews were carried out by telephone, rather than in person because of Covid19 Pandemic precautions. As a...

Supporting the 13 million struggling after bereavement

RESEARCH conducted by YouGov on behalf of Co-op Funeralcare highlights that as many as 13 million UK adults that are battling grief following a recent bereavement are experiencing feelings of loneliness or dealing with challenges to their mental wellbeing this Christmas. With over 28 million UK adults (54%) having experienced the loss of a loved 1 in the last 5 years, celebrities, charities and MP's have along with the Co-op offered their advice and support to those struggling...

The North West's 'Forever Home' More Unattainable than Ever

A new study amongst homeowners has revealed that North West residents' ideal:- 'forever home' is a detached, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom property worth £532,000. The research found that, whilst North West residents' expectations for their 'forever home' have become more ambitious in recent years, with prospective buyers wishing for an additional 2 rooms in their future home, they now expect their dream home to cost £111,000 (26%) more than this time 5 years ago. This...


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