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Formby Village is glowing after the installation of hundreds of new lights!

LOCAL lighting firm IlllumiDex UK Ltd wrapped lights around 6 trees along Chapel Lane in:- August and September 2021. Last week they were back to light up 9 more, bringing the total to 15, really making it shine. There are now around 3 kilometres of lighting stretched around trees on both sides of the street. It's a huge boost to the area which is packed full of superb local businesses, including:- several cafes, bars and restaurants which boast outdoor seating. Formby will be a fabulous place to be during evenings now with the lights twinkling in the trees...


Southport man to run in 2023 London Marathon for local Soup Kitchen

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Devoted friends launch foundation in memory of their treasured football team mate

WHEN local man John Merill passed away suddenly, aged just 42, in September 2022, his devoted family and friends felt an understandably huge sense of loss. This family orientated man, who had worked for...

Bugzy Malone will perform his only North West summer festival in Southport!

THE acclaimed British rapper and actor, whose tracks have been streamed over 200 million times, will perform at the Seaside Weekender, at Victoria Park, on:- Friday, 21 July 2023. He will be supported by an Orchestral Rendition of Dr Dre: 2001 LIVE, with other acts to be announced soon. Bugzy Malone's appearance...

Martin Mere offers free kids tickets during teacher strike

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Burscough, Lancashire, has announced that kids can go free during the planned teacher strike, on Tuesday, 28 February 2023. Families with children aged up to 16 are invited to the centre to enjoy a full day of wetland adventures and meet wetland stars such as adorable otters, flamboyant flamingos and...


Duncan Goodhew, who is supporting Big Swim Day on Friday, 24 February 2023.

Merseyside Olympian calls on Government to save swimming pools

OLYMPIC medal winning swimmer Andy Jameson says the Government must intervene to stop crippling energy costs causing a tide of pool closures. The Merseyside sportsman-turned-TV commentator said it was:- "staggering" that Ministers did not seem to see the dangers...

Levi Tafari to become Citizen of Honour

ONE of the UK's most popular performance poets will become Liverpool's latest Citizen of Honour, on Wednesday, 22 February 2023. Levi Tafari is being presented with the honour at Liverpool Town Hall by Lord Mayor, Cllr Roy Gladden. The 62 year old was raised in Liverpool by his Jamaican parents, and studied classical French cuisine and graduated with distinction...

Local businesses support Southport FC as club aims for play off places

LOCAL businesses are showing their support for Southport Football Club as they take advantage of a special offer to take up advertising boards around the pitch. Several firms now have their names in pride of place for all to see at Haig Avenue. It's thanks to a deal that secures their presence next season, plus being in...

Further SEND School consultation begins

PARENTS and other stakeholders can now have their say on more plans to increase the number of places in Liverpool's special Schools.  In December, cabinet gave its approval to consult on proposals which will see more School places for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 2...


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'I'm an energy expert' looks at the 4 common energy saving tips that don't actually work

AS the UK prepares itself for yet another spell of cold weather, an energy expert has revealed 4 common energy-saving myths that don't actually work. With the price of energy still high and the cost of living crisis ongoing, homeowners are looking to stay warm, but without...

79 new eco friendly, cash free, vending machines installed by Northern at 51 Stations across the North of England

TRAIN operator, Northern has teamed up with Decorum Vending to install 79 new vending machines at 51 locations across its network, offering customers a choice of top quality, well known brands. The new vending machines offer a range of products...


Ukrainian student defies Russian invasion to join ranks of ADIT graduates

A Ukrainian tax professional is among those to secure a prestigious international tax qualification, less than a year after Russia's invasion of the country. Vlad Kupriienko, a senior associate for PwC Ukraine in Kyiv, graduated from the ADIT (Advanced Diploma in International Taxation) following exams in December. He was 1 of the...

Energy expert shares how you can get support with your bills

WITH £50 million in support going unclaimed, and many still struggling with their energy bills, Loop are urging households to take up help with energy costs:- With the Energy Price Guarantee rising 20% from:- £2,500 to £3,000, in April, many are concerned about managing energy costs. Recent reports found that £50 million2 in support has gone unclaimed due to households...


Commissioner announces independent Nicola Bulley case review

LANCASHIRE'S Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden held an extraordinary Accountability Board, on:- 21st February 2023, to inform the Constabulary of his intention to commission an independent review into the handling of...

Liverpool appoints new City Development Chief

LIVERPOOL City Council has appointed the highly experienced Nuala Gallagher as its new Corporate Director of City Development. Nuala, current Director of Planning, Environment and Placemaking at Limerick City and County Council, will take up the...

Mayor's life changing Housing 1st pilot saves taxpayer nearly £35,000 for every person helped

AN independent study has found that the Housing 1st programme launched by Steve Rotheram, the Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, is saving taxpayers an average £34,500 a year for each person it helps out of homelessness. Independent consultants Beyond Better monitored 20...

2 19 year olds jailed over Formby Park stabbing

MERSEYSIDE Police have said that they have "welcomed" the sentencing of 2, 19 year old males, to a total of 17 years in prison following a robbery and stabbing, that took place in Formby, in 2022. The Court heard that on:- Tuesday, 8 March 2022, at around 4pm, in Duke Street Park, a 14 year old boy, who was with a friend, when he was approached by...


Number of penalty fares issued by Northern is down by 10%

NORTHERN has issued 10% less penalty fares in the 1st month since the Government increased the 'fine' to £100 compared to the same period in 2022. 3,831 people caught travelling without a valid ticket or 'promise to pay' notice were issued with a penalty...

Child abuse image crimes in the North West rise as NSPCC calls for effective action in Online Safety Bill

CHILD abuse image offences recorded by UK Police in the North West have surged by 1469 (70%) in just 5 years, an NSPCC investigation has revealed. Cheshire Constabulary, Greater Manchester Police, Lancashire Constabulary and Merseyside Police recorded 3,576 child abuse image offences in 2021/22, compared with 2,107 in 2016/17. Nationally, child abuse image offences recorded by Police Forces...

Thousands of Government jobs moved to North West and Yorkshire following Government investment

MORE than 11,000 Government roles have been relocated out of London and across the UK under the Places for Growth programme, the Cabinet Office has been announced. The North West has seen the most roles created, with around 2,100 Government jobs previously based in London now operating from:- Greater Manchester, Liverpool and Sefton. Yorkshire and Humber will also benefited significantly from the jobs...

Short supply and heavy demand widens the car thief's net

NEW data analysis from stolen vehicle recovery expert (SVR), Tracker Network UK Limited confirms that the Range Rover Sport continues to be its most commonly stolen and recovered car. However, Tracker's 2022 data has also revealed that not only has another premium SUV model become favourable among thieves, but hybrid vehicles are now rich pickings for criminals. The Lexus RX 450h enters Tracker's top 10 most stolen and recovered league table, which is the 1st time a Lexus vehicle has ever appeared...


Households urged to redeem their energy vouchers as £6.6m of support goes unclaimed in the Liverpool City Region

THOUSANDS of households have been urged to redeem uncashed energy vouchers as £6.6m of support goes unclaimed in the Liverpool City Region. More than 50,000 vouchers issued by the Government to households...

Slow down! Fast fashion is so last season... Why your next fashion bargain should be recycled!

FASHION Week is here, and eagle eyed fashionistas will be closely paying attention to new trends and the styles of tomorrow. But according to 1 waste and recycling company which sits on the cutting edge of fashion, the age of cheap fast fashion in the shops...

Driving employment in the North... Report reveals Post Office supports 5,275 full time equivalent jobs in North West

A new independent report by London Economics reveals that in the North West of England, the Post Office generates an economic impact of £100million, the equivalent of £53 per person. Across the UK, Post Office has an economic...

1 Education Leader Is Calling on Academics to Rethink Assessment Strategies Amid the Emergence of AI

TAKING exams is often 1 of the most poignant of School memories, however, what would once strike fear in the hearts of students is now becoming less of a worry thanks to the emergence of sophisticated AI programs that can fool many of the most...


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