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Merseyrail festive services hit by network rail industrial action

DUE to planned industrial action by Network Rail staff who are members of the RMT Union, Merseyrail has had to make changes to its timetables between the 24 December and 27 December 2022. The train operator had planned to run a 30 minute service across the network on 26 December 2022, but this is no longer possible following the industrial action announced by the RMT...


StemCellScousers launch Anthony Nolan's "Click The Code Share The Code" Campaign

THE StemCellScousers have held a Christmas Raffles drawn at the Freshfield Pub, with the Mayor of Sefton Cllr Clare Carragher. The Christmas Raffles raised £415 for the...

Hugh Baird College proud to sign the Tomorrow's Engineers Code

HUGH Baird College has become the latest organisation, and the 1st Further Education College in England, to sign up to the Tomorrow's Engineers Code. The Code, created by EngineeringUK, is a commitment to work toward common goals to increase the diversity and number of young people entering engineering...

Closing date extended for entries to the Liverpool City Region Photo Awards

PHOTOGRAPHERS from across the Liverpool City Region still have time to enter the 2023 Liverpool City Region Photo Awards, and see their work displayed in a special exhibition. Launched by Open Eye Gallery with the support of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the...

Millions encouraged to Get Around For £2 by bus

PASSENGERS are being encouraged to Get Around for £2 by bus from:- January to March 2023, with bus operators launching a campaign to promote the Government fare cap scheme. The scheme will help families, commuters and other passengers save money this winter, backed by £60m...


Gift yourself a life saving vaccine this Christmas Holiday

ALL those eligible for their free winter vaccines are being urged to come forward as soon as possible for their free jabs over the Christmas Holiday, as hospitalisations for flu and Covid continue to rise. It is vital that all those in at risk groups; including those who are pregnant, younger children eligible for the free flu vaccine, the immunosuppressed and...

Merseyrail to run limited 45 minute service during 4 day strike action by network rail staff in January 2023

MERSEYRAIL will run a limited train service on:- Tuesday, 3 January, Wednesday, 4 January, Friday, 6 January, and Saturday, 7 January 2023, due to planned strikes by Network Rail staff who are members of the RMT union. The Liverpool...

A Window into Abbeyfield

HALCYON House, a residential care home in Formby, have given their windows a makeover to reflect the spirit of the festive season, with a touching story about a woman who recently lost her husband. The house's windows were painted by Liam Brown. Liam started working for Halcyon House as a carer to help fund his University studies, and...

Local NHS Trust encourages people to reach out this festive period

CHESHIRE and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are urging Wirral residents to take care of each other this Christmas period and access support when needed. CWP Chief Executive...


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Tesco shoppers in Merseyside part of record year of giving to food banks and charities in 2022

DESPITE a year which has seen the UK in the grip of the Cost Of Living crisis, Tesco shoppers have been their most generous ever in support of food banks and local charities, with customers in Merseyside, are being thanked for their food donations. Tesco...

Getting healthcare help over the festive period

THE NHS in Sefton is reminding you that they are still here for you over the upcoming Christmas and new year bank holidays, and sharing advice for planning ahead and getting healthcare help over the holidays. Plan ahead to get help from your Pharmacy... Some local Pharmacies in Sefton may have different opening hours over the festive period, which can be found...

Forensic face construction on the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

A Professor of Forensic Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a Guest Presenter on the 2022 Royal Institute (Ri) Christmas Lecture series. Broadcast on....

Residents in Southport invited to start New Year positively with a free Dobbies' event

DOBBIES, the UK's leading garden centre retailer, is hosting 2 free workshops this January in its Southport store to encourage customers of all ages to make a positive start to 2023. Dobbies' 1st Grow How session of the year takes place on:- Saturday, 7 January 2023, at 10:30am, and will...


Madison Violet bring UK tour to Southport

JUNO Award nominated folk duo Madison Violet will take to the stage at:- The Atkinson, Southport, on Wednesday, 1 February 2023, as part of a much-anticipated tour across the UK over January and February 2023. With 11 albums to their name, Madison Violet's Lisa MacIsaac and Brenley MacEachern are widely recognised as exceptional storytellers and...

Wirral life saving initiative nominated for national award

A ground breaking mental health initiative has been nominated for a national award. The partnership, which is the 1st of its kind in the UK has been brought together by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) and suicide prevention charity, The Martin Gallier Project to provide extra support to local people at a...

Christmas hampers bring festive cheer to care leavers at Edge Hill University

EDGE Hill University students who are care leavers, care experienced or estranged received special Christmas hampers this week. This is the 2nd year that Heather O'Brien from The Halle O'Brien CIC has generously donated hampers to the care leavers who stay on campus during the...

Queenscourt’s 13th Anniversary Santa Sprint Postponed

DUE to the bad weather conditions on Sunday, 11 December 2022, the Queenscourt’s  13th Anniversary Santa Sprint had to be postponed. Following the announcement of the postponement a spokesperson for Queenscourt said:- "We really missed seeing all of our lovely Santas at this special..."


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...

Thousands of vulnerable people in North West protected from homelessness thanks to £41 million funding boost

VULNERABLE families and people in the North West will be protected from homelessness by £41,987,024 of funding, the Government...

NHS website's heartburn advice viewed once every 13 seconds at Christmas

HEARTBURN is top of the list for advice on health conditions on the NHS website at Christmas, according to new figures. Analysis by NHS Digital covering the previous 2 years found that, apart from...

Winter warmer bundles provide emergency help as cold weather bites

AS wintry weather takes hold, a winter warmer bundle provided by a charity's trading arm is flying off the shelves to help people on a low income keep warm and cook a hot meal in the months ahead...


New report reveals scale of food poverty in Liverpool City Region as Cost Of Living crisis deepens

THE Combined Authority commissioned:- Sustainable and Affordable Food for Liverpool City Region: Recommendations for...

The Supreme Recreation of a Tina concert:- 'Totally Tina' rocks into its 14th year coming to:- St Helen's Theatre Royal

COME shake a tail feather with the UK's original, award winning Tina Turner tribute; aka Justine Riddoch and her...

Michael Parr, Crissy Rock and Jessica Ellis lead an all star cast in Rita, Sue and Bob Too! At the Epstein Theatre

ST Helens born Emmerdale actor Michael Parr returns with an all star cast in the raucous comedy Rita, Sue and Bob Too! Following a record breaking...

Student Loan Company issues another phishing reminder to students

THE Student Loans Company (SLC) is reminding students to be on the lookout for phishing and online scams as the next student loan payment date approaches in January...


3 ways to sup-pawt Dogs Trust Merseyside this Christmas

THIS Christmas, Dogs Trust Merseyside welcomes any support that can be spared, no matter how small, and it has shared three easy ways to support the charity, that...

Call to use credit unions rather than doorstep lenders

LIVERPOOL City Council is urging residents not to turn to loan sharks to cover the rising cost of living and pressures on household finances, and instead look at alternatives...

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

MORE than 100 of the City's homeless people were welcomed to:- The City of Liverpool College for its annual:- 'Open House' event...



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