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BBC Inspirations Awards 2020 Winner, Sam P Jalloh's Book Signing at Southport's Broadhurst Bookshop

ON Saturday, 4 February 2023 BBC Inspirations Awards 2020, Ex-Sierra Leonean Tennis player and now Author, Sam P Jalloh was in Broadhurst Bookshop, in Southport, for his 1st official book signing of his new book:- 'Can't Break the African Spirit.' His new book is a thought provoking look at life and a call for all of us to stand up to the small number of supremacists ....


The Big Model and Hobby Show 2023 is heading to Formby High School!

WE can reveal that the The Big Model and Hobby Show is returning for 2023, but it is moving from Aintree to Formby High School. This move is down to a number of issues, but we are told the the organisers of the show return to Aintree at some point in the future, when their event calendars do not......

Pictured in the SSL Studio at the Liverpool City Centre campus are students celebrating the arrival of Eurovision to the City

SAE Institute Students Celebrate The Handover of Eurovision to Liverpool

SAE Institute provides creative media degrees to students across 28 countries globally, with 27 campuses in Europe. Steffan Davies, Managing Director SAE Institute Europe said:- "SAE Institute is thrilled to welcome the..."

Celebrating 10 years at ArtHouse

10 years ago Southport Contemporary Arts decided it was finally time to find a more stable home for their escalating activities after several years of pop up exhibitions and classes around the Region. Launched in 2009, the...

Reviving Britain's Coast - why it's time to help communities on the edge

COMMUNITIES on Britain's coastline have fallen behind the rest of the country, but the Government could unlock their potential by adjusting its Levelling Up policy, according to research published on:- Wednesday, 1 February 2023. Household income in coastal....


City's cycling revolution set for beginners boost

WORK has begun to transform an underused concrete amphitheatre into Liverpool's 1st purpose built children's learn to ride facility. The £330,000 "Mini-Roads" scheme will see the creation of a new cycle track, situated in Everton Park, which has been designed to imitate a realistic road lay out, with junctions and crossings...

Liverpool City Council secures fair employer status

LIVERPOOL City Council has been awarded Fair Employment Charter status. The Council is delighted to announce that it has been recognised as being a fair employer after introducing several progressive employment practices. The Fair Employment Charter scheme; led by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority; recognises...

Conservative MP and Town Centre Councillor call for Southport Pier works to be expedited

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore has backed Town Centre Councillor, Sir Ron Watson, in his calls for the remedial works on Southport Pier to be expedited. Earlier this...

Profit warnings from the North West's listed companies increased by 31% in 2022

PROFIT warnings issued by listed companies in the North West increased by 31%, from 26 in 2021 to 34 in 2022, according to EY-Parthenon's latest Profit Warnings report. The 2022 total was the North West's highest since a Pandemic affected 2020 and was slightly higher than....


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Paramount+ has been filming at Wayfarers Shopping Arcade

IN Liverpool and around Southport you might see lots of filming taking place for both film and TV. Since the Covid19 Lockdowns, the Region has been a hive of activity. This includes filming for the new Paramount+ TV series, Sexy...

Up to 1,000 homes across the Liverpool City Region are set to be fitted with energy saving solar panels and battery storage as part of a money saving, group buying scheme

STEVE Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, launched Solar Together last year to enable residents to cut their energy costs while also reducing their carbon...

Life saving defibrillators are being installed across 60 more Northern Stations

A total of 60 more live saving defibrillators are set to be installed across Northern's stations over the next 3 months. The train operator also installed more than 100 defibrillators across its network in 2022, and the...

BTR Race Director Alan Rothwell.  Photo by BTR Liverpool.

Year Ahead Packed With Hat trick Of Race Milestones For BTR

LEADING independent race event organiser Merseyside based BTR Liverpool is gearing up for a memorable 2023 with 3 of its headline events reaching major milestones. This year's campaign is dubbed as:- '30/20/10 - 30 Years, A Life On The Run,' and focuses on the hat trick of...


A young Southport mum has developed an extremely rare form of cancer as people are urged to do what they can to support her

KATIE Froggatt, aged 39, who has a beautiful 2 year old daughter, called Myla, has seen family and friends rally round by launching a campaign for lifesaving treatment. The funds will also pay for a new prosthetic nose, after Katie endured surgery on her face which saw surgeons remove her nose due to damage caused by cancer...

Reuse wasted Apprenticeship Levy funds to plug £63 billion digital skills deficit

WASTED Government funds should be directed to nearly 50% of engineering firms suffering from a digital skills gap, says the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), as a digital skills deficit is costing the UK economy £63 billion a year. In a fresh review by the IET of skills within engineering and technology; a key sector to help the...

Scarlet Fever among NHS website's top 10 most searched for conditions in 2022

A 2022 Top 10 list compiled by NHS Digital shows the most popular pages related to Coronavirus, with 16.3 million visits to advice on Covid19 symptoms, testing and self care, followed by 4.3 million clicks on Long Covid. High Blood Pressure was the 3rd most visited condition, attracting 3.8 million views, while:- Scarlet Fever, Chickenpox and Monkeypox all saw big increases in visits, compared with 2021. Visits to the Chickenpox page...

81% would drive to Hospital as trust in Ambulance Service is eroded

A staggering 81% of UK drivers would now choose to take the car to accident and emergency, rather than calling an ambulance. This is according to new research that has been released by used car buying service The shocking statistic was part of....


Successful bid funds Medical School summer scheme for students from diverse backgrounds

EDGE Hill University has won funding for a residential summer School to encourage students from more diverse backgrounds to explore a career in medicine. Students from:- low income backgrounds or areas of deprivation, care leavers, young carers, refugees and 1st generation University goers with an interest in studying medicine...

Damien Moore MP slams confusion around Pontins asylum seeker plan

OVER the last few weeks our newsroom has had quite a few inquiries the Home Office around proposals to house asylum seekers at Pontins, in Ainsdale, Southport. These plans where up until recently still ongoing with the Home Office, there has been no definitive progress on the issues of concern raised by Sefton Council, the neighbouring constituency's Labour MP, Bill Esterson and also the...

Tesco Community Grants Southport

STEMCELLSCOUSERS are part of the current Tesco Community Grants scheme in the following Southport stores, KEW, AINSDALE, BIRKDALE and CHAPEL STREET Southport Station. Until 31st. March It costs £40. to Recruit and maintain JUST 1 new donor to the StemCell Register. Kevin Dunne the founder of StemCellScousers is Appealing to the Southport Area shoppers to vote with their Blue Tokens for StemCellScousers who will be in store at Tesco Kew on:- Friday, 10 February from:- 10 to 4, promoting StemCell Donor Recruitment Kevin will be able to answer any questions you may have and there will be a poster with a QR Code which you can scan that takes you to the Donor Recruitment page of the Anthony Nolan website...

Local public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty

DRUG and alcohol treatment, tackling obesity and health visiting are among the vital frontline services at risk of being cut back or closing altogether, unless Government urgently sets out public health funding for the next year, Councils say today. The Local Government Association, which represents Councils across England, is calling on the Government to urgently publish the Public Health Grant funding allocations which Councils will receive from April with time running out for Councils to set budgets and spending plans and to make critical decisions on renewing contracts for vital public health services. A lack of certainty around Councils' public health funding this year...


New professional framework launched could help boost cancer workforce

A new professional framework has been launched as part of the UK-wide Aspirant Cancer Career and Education Development programme (ACCEND). Developed by Health Education England in partnership with Skills for Health, the framework provides a common language to support transformational reform in the education, training and career pathways of cancer support workers, nurses...

Hundreds of thousands more workers to receive job support boost in spring

NEW regulations which come into force on:- Monday, 30 January 2023, mean more than 120,000 working people on Universal Credit across Great Britain will receive a job support boost this spring. The Administrative Earnings Threshold (AET) determines which group a Universal Credit claimant is placed in based on how much they earn. This in turn impacts the level of support they receive to find ...

Over £6.7 million cash boost to improve housing support for drug and alcohol recovery in the North West

PEOPLE in alcohol and drug recovery in North West England will soon have access to housing support, helping to break the cycle of addiction and improve health outcomes. Over £6.7 million will be allocated to 4 local Authorities in the North West, as part of a wider £53 million being allocated to 28 local Authorities across...

Absent carers: 76% of over 40s in the North West care for a loved 1, but 18% are unable to visit frequently

A study has found that 76% of over 40s in the North West:- 'care' for a loved 1 living on their own, but, of these, 18% are unable to visit frequently; leading to fears about the care recipients' physical wellbeing, loneliness, and vulnerability. At a time when half a million people in the UK are estimated to be waiting for care assessments...


Boost your childcare budget this half term

AS the February half term draws closer, families are being reminded that they can save up to £2,000 a year on childcare costs with Tax-Free Childcare. More than 52,300 families in the North West used the scheme in September 2022 and benefitted from the Government paying towards childcare costs. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is encouraging families to find out more about...

UK and Welsh Governments to explore new rail links between South Wales and England

THE UK and Welsh Governments, on 2 February 2023, have announced that they are working together on a £2.7 million study, funded by the UK Government, to develop options for new stations and services on the South Wales Main Line. The study follows Lord Hendy's recommendations from his review of transport connectivity across...

Government's strategy for children's social care offers promise for kinship, foster care and family help

THE Government has set out how it plans to roll out changes to the children's social care system in England, following a major independent review published last year led by Josh MacAlister, alongside the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel into the tragic murders of...

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, Holmusk and University of Liverpool join forces to establish flagship Mental Health Analytics and Research Hub

MERSEY Care NHS Foundation Trust are delighted to announce a collaboration with long term partners Holmusk[i] and the University of Liverpool to establish a mental health analytics and research hub to translate..


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