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'Right To Strike' protesters deliver petition to MP Damien Moore

A few people have asked if our Webcam was down, due to the Enough Is Enough Merseyside and the Fire Brigades Union protest. We can confirm that that was not the case. Yes, the building is the same building that houses MP Damien Moore, but this error is down to a damaged wire, that still being fixed, and hope to be online again very soon. We have had these photos of the petition to MP Damien Moore calling for him to defend the:- 'Right To Strike' being delivered to the ground floor of the building we are located in. Thanks to Cllr Laura Lunn Bates for sending the...


Suspect in Christmas Eve Pub murder has appears In Wirral Magistrates' Court

A suspect has appeared at Wirral Magistrates' Court in connection to the murder of 26 year old beautician, Elle Edwards, on Christmas Eve 2022. Connor Chapman, 22, of no fixed address, was remanded in custody to...

Queenscourt's festive fundraiser:- 'The Santa Sprint 2022' brings has been run in January 2023!

THE 2022 Queenscourt Santa Sprint has to be postponed due to icy conditions on the weather around the exposed route around Southport Pier and the Marine Lake. Despite the rain and cold wind, the postponed event an 8 January 2023. Turn out was far better...

Family owners of 122 year old Carousel 'immensely proud' of Hidden Gem recognition

THE owners of the legendary Silcock's Carousel in Southport say they are:- "incredibly proud" at seeing it shortlisted as a Hidden Gem in this year's Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards. Now they are asking as many people as possible...

Consultations launched for 2 "new" Schools

LIVERPOOL City Council has launched 2 consultations on whether 2 "new" Primary Schools should be opened. The proposals are that Gilmour Infant and Gilmour Junior Schools, Garston, should be amalgamated to form Gilmour Primary, and for Sudley Infant and Junior Schools, in Aigburth, should merge to form Sudley...


Jobs and investment boost for Liverpool gets green light to Freeport Status

NEW high quality jobs and much needed investment for Liverpool will be unlocked, as the Liverpool City Regional Freeport received final Government sign off. As the country's leading transatlantic port, Liverpool is a strong Freeport location. It handles 45% of trade from the US and is the UK's biggest western...

(internal, warehouse shot - l to r): Tom O'Brien, Chair of the Liverpool City Region Freeport, Gary McDermott, Managing Director, SSO International, Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Louise Di Blasi, CSO Account Manager, LCR Freeport, Cllr David Baines, Leader of St Helens Borough Council and LCR Freeport Board member.

Liverpool City Region Freeport officially open for business as Mayor pledges to use status as a:- "force for good"

THE Liverpool City Region Freeport is officially open for business after Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove approved its full business case. Once fully operational, it is estimated that the freeport could create more than 14,000 new highly skilled jobs...

PCC encourages organisations to express interest in projects to tackle domestic abuse and protect families

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is urging organisations to come forward with expressions of interest for projects that work with perpetrators of domestic abuse to tackle and prevent their behaviour, protecting families which are at risk. Emily...

Northern recognised for work to address gender imbalance in rail industry

TRAIN operator, Northern, has been recognised by a leading equality organisation for its work to address the gender imbalance in the rail industry. Northern Power Women, a leading equality campaign group, has shortlisted Northern as the:- 'Large Organisation of the Year.' at its upcoming 2023 awards. It is the 2nd...


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People power to fuel supply of new homes in Liverpool

THE former site of The Rathbone County Primary School, in Kensington Fields has been identified for a proposed community led housing scheme. Liverpool is set to spearhead a new community led housing revolution with City Council owned land and properties to be marketed to local organisations. A report to the City Council's Cabinet, that...

Liverpool Dementia arts partnership launches creative tool to support care sector

AN arts activities guide, designed specially for people living with dementia, has launched as part of a collaboration between leading dementia specialist, Belong, and Bluecoat, Liverpool's contemporary arts Centre, offering an inspiring collection of pursuits to enhance the wellbeing of those who work...

Combined Authority budget prioritises developing public transport, growing the economy and improving lives

AMBITIOUS plans to develop public transport, grow the economy and improve lives are central to Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's budget for 2023 to 2024. The budget, to be considered at next week's Combined Authority...

Stemcellscousers Tesco Community Grants

BACK in September 2022 the StemCellScousers who fundraise to recruit new Stem Cell Donors and support Blood Cancer Charities resumed their fundraising activities after the Pandemic and were able to donate £2,329.00 to the Anthony Nolan Charity enabling them to recruit 58 New StemCell Donors....


Southport home creates "Tree of Hope" to start 2023 with new beginnings and positivity

A group of elderly women sitting around a table Description automatically generated with medium confidence Residents at MHA Connell Court have welcomed the:- "Tree of Hope" for 2023. A Southport home has created a tree of hope to welcome the new year with positivity and hope. Staff at MHA Connell...

Trees and woodlands provide over £400m each year in fight against flooding, new study finds

TREES and woodlands have long been known to play a vital role in flood resilience, but scientists are now able to establish the financial contribution they make in protecting communities from flooding. New research published on Friday, 13...

Liverpool Philharmonic to Hold Music Industry Careers Fest

LIVERPOOL Philharmonic will present its annual Music Industry Careers Fest, curated in partnership with LIMF Academy, on Sunday, 26 February 2023, from midday until 5pm. This inspiring event offers young people aged:- 14 to 21, the chance to learn more about careers in music, network with leading industry professionals and meet other...

Merseyside charities scoop share of £120,000 festive financial boost

3 charities based in Merseyside have received a £1,000 Christmas gift thanks to the Benefact Group. The charities were nominated to win a share of £120,000 by members of the public as part of the Benefact Group's annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign. Comhaltas in Britain, which helps to...


Firefighters far more likely to die from cancer and heart attacks than public

A new study commissioned by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and independently carried out by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), has found that Firefighters' mortality rate from all cancers is 1.6 times higher than the general population. The same study...

HS2 partners with Build UK to open its construction sites to young people

HS2 has partnered with Build UK, the leading representative organisation for the UK construction industry, to support the:- 'Open Doors 2023' programme, running from:- Monday, 13 March to Saturday, 18 March 2023. Open Doors takes young people, and those looking for...

Hugh Baird University Centre British Display Society Awards

HUGH Baird University Centre's Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design (VM) degree level students were once again visited by a representative from the British Display Society in order to receive some prestigious awards. The BDS is a firm supporter of Hugh Baird University Centre, as it is recognised at 1 of its...

Hugh Baird College students return from work experience in Italy

A group of Hugh Baird College's L20 Hotel School Hospitality and Catering and Travel and The Visitor Economy students have recently returned from a 3 week work experience trip in Salerno, Italy.  On the trip, they gained valuable hands on experience at some of the...


Letter To The Editor:- "NSPCC and Childline are here to support children"

"DEAR Southport and Mersey Reporter Readers... The NSPCC and Childline are here to support children through whatever they're dealing with, but the public can be an important help to children too. That's why we've launched Listen Up, Speak..."

Greater control for taxpayers using repayment agents

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is changing the way taxpayers who use a repayment agent can receive overpaid tax to protect them and raise standards among repayment agents. HMRC will introduce legislation to change the way repayment agents are paid for their services and...

Lithium battery fire results in fatality and serious injury

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) crews were called to a serious fire, at Daisy Mews, Litherland, in the early hours of Sunday, 8 January 2023. Sadly, we can confirm that 1 of the residents of the property has died and another is in a serious condition in Hospital. MFRS...

Disappointment and unsupported

CARE England, the largest and most diverse representative body for independent providers of Adult Social Care within England, has expressed disappointment at the energy bill support announced by the Chancellor, on 9 January 2023, which leaves little financial support for energy beyond 31 March 2023. Professor...


Funding confirmed for 1st 200 apprentices to train as Doctors, HEE announces

FUNDING has been confirmed for the 1st 200 apprentices to train as Doctors over the next 2 years, Health Education England (HEE) announced; marking an important step towards making careers in medicine more accessible...

Challenging macro environment causes most construction workloads to flat line while infrastructure and recruitment prove resilient

THE Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK Construction Monitor for Q4 2022 demonstrates the impact of the challenging macro...

3rd of Brits dipping into savings amid cost of living crisis

A 3rd of Brits admit they will dip into savings this year to pay for unexpected cost of livingemergencies, according to new national research. The study, commissioned by budgeting experts Park Christmas Savings, lays bare the nation's fears over...


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