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Eurovision Recruitment Fair attracts more than 43 employers and more than 1,500 jobseekers

MORE than 1,500 jobseekers descended on ACC Liverpool, on 1 March 2023, as the City Region looked to fill hundreds of hospitality and tourism roles ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest. Around 100,000 extra visitors are expected in the City Region when Liverpool hosts Eurovision on behalf of Ukraine in May. Tens of thousands of visitors are also expected for the Grand National race meeting, in April, and The Open Golf...


Interview with young entrepreneur, Scarlett, the Owner of The Shake Factory (Southport)

WHILST most 20 year olds are going out enjoying themselves, and often at University or at College, Scarlett has decided to set up her own business. After gaining experience working in her parent's shop in Prescot, she decided to set up a branch in Southport. This is an exclusive interview with...

Sir George Howarth MP visits new Dogs Trust food bank to show support for pet owners during cost of living crisis

IN response to the growing cost of living crisis affecting pet owners across Merseyside, Dogs Trust Merseyside has opened a dog food bank to support local dog owners struggling to meet the costs of caring for their pets. Sir...

Letter to the Editor:- "The UK now has a more restrictive ID regime than many US states"

"I'M very concerned that the new voter ID rules will make it harder to vote. With these new laws, Sefton now has a more restrictive voting regime than much of the US! According to the Electoral Reform Society, in many American states, voters who don't look much like their..."

Greene King pubs across the North West raised an amazing £353,611 for Macmillan Cancer Support

THE brilliant fundraising efforts by pub teams and the generous support of customers means that the money raised can be used to support the...


Pet owners throughout the North West are invited to come and 'Weigh Up' their pets

WITH 1 month left to go, PDSA and Royal Canin are calling on pet owners across the North West to take advantage of a free weight check for their 4 legged friend by signing up to the new:- 'Big Weigh In' initiative. The new PDSA...

New Comedy Bingo Spring Socials launch at Southport Market after 'fantastic response'

THE organisers of the brand new Comedy Bingo Spring Socials in Southport say they have had a:- 'fantastic response' to the new events, as details were revealed for the 2nd and 3rd shows. The 1st Spring Social took place at Southport Market, on:- Wednesday 1 March 2023...

Survey finds North West residents have 1 of UK's longest journey times to local bank branch

PEOPLE in the North West spent the most time travelling to their local bank branch, with people in the Region travelling 29 minutes to reach their local branch, while more than 1 in 5 (21.9%) making over an hour's round trip to reach their nearest branch, according to a new survey into the impact of branch closures. The research, commissioned by Newcastle...

Charity calls for families with young disabled adults to seek support

FAMILIES caring for young disabled adults at home are being offered help by a forward thinking national charity to improve quality of life. Faced with 3 times...


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New 'This Girl Can' campaign launches in Liverpool

THIS Girl Can, Sport England's award-winning campaign to help women get active, has turned its attention to tackling the exercise Enjoyment Gap, with a launch event in Liverpool kick starting efforts to get more women exercising regularly and enjoying sport...

Opera, trains and submarines star in Eurovision inspired Cultural Festival

THE 1st details of a two-week cultural festival:- 'EuroFest' which will take over Liverpool in the lead up to The Eurovision Song Contest have been unveiled. Running from:- Monday, 1 May 2023 to Sunday, 14 May 2023, the festival will present 24 brand...

Bolesworth Memorial Wood tree planting

Bolesworth Memorial Wood tree planting

ARMED with spades and mallets and wrapped up against the elements, members of TWiG (Tattenhall Wildlife Group) planted 700 trees over the weekend of 25 February to 26 February 2023, on reclaimed farmland owned by the Bolesworth Estate. Ably assisted by Duke of...

Freedom of the City for Dame Lorna Muirhead

DAME Lorna DCVO DBE is to receive the Freedom of the City at a special ceremony on Thursday 2 March in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Midwifery in Liverpool. The Freedom of the City is the highest honour Liverpool can bestow upon an individual. Dame Lorna moved to Liverpool in 1964 with her...


Winners to be revealed in the 2023 Liverpool City Region Photo Awards

THE winners of the inaugural Liverpool City Region Photo Awards will be revealed next week whittled down from nearly 2000 images which were entered into the competition. Created by Open Eye Gallery with the support of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the...

Edge Hill's Fastrack course helps care leaver kickstart his career ambitions

A care leaver and mature student has turned his life around after completing Edge Hill University's Fastrack course and is now on the...

Tackling the Blues nominated for employability award

EDGE Hill's partner Everton in the Community has been shortlisted for an award recognising its longstanding contribution to graduate outcomes. The TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2023 celebrate success and excellence in the graduate recruitment space, recognising what recruiters...

Health survey launches for LGBTQ+ communities

LIVERPOOL City Council is working with local charity Sahir House and a range of partners to undertake a health needs assessment with LGBTQ+ communities to better understand their experiences and the health inequalities they face. To coincide with LGBTQ+ history month, Liverpool is launching its first dedicated health needs...


Report reveals the true cost of dangerous pavements

PEDESTRIAN falls cost taxpayers as much as £0.5 billion a year, says a new report. Pedestrian Slips, Trips and Falls is published by walking charity Living Streets and highlights the need to protect our streets for the 11 million older adults (aged 65+) living in the UK. The report investigates the nature and...

The Best Companies to Work For in the North West Revealed During Inspirational Live Broadcast

THE year has got off to a flying start for those companies putting their employees at the heart of everything they do, with the Q1 2023 reveal of the:- 'Best Companies to Work For' in the UK. Broadcast live from Salford's MediaCity and hosted by TV presenter Dan Walker, Best Companies Live...

Steve Rotheram pledges support for Unite's campaign for safe transport for late night workers!

THE Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, has pledged support for Unite's ground breaking campaign for free and safe late night transport to be provided to workers. 'The Get Me Home Safely' campaign calls for employers to provide safe and free transport home for all workers past 11pm. Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said:- "Unite's campaign is gathering momentum with Council, after Council, supporting our call for shift workers, often women..."

Train crew and Station staff reveal worst passenger habits 'of the few that affect the many' on journeys every day

TRAIN crew and Station staff working for Northern have revealed the worst passenger habits 'of the few that affect the many' on the train operator's 2,500 services a day. Their biggest bugbears range in scale from simple bad manners and those showing no consideration for other passengers to dangerous behaviour and criminal acts. Actions making the list include:- People putting their:- feet, bags and pets on seats; feet and bags are an...


Merseyside Society for Deaf People scoop national award for tackling loan sharks

MERSEYSIDE Society for Deaf People (MSDP) has won a national award in recognition of its efforts to raise awareness of the dangers of using loan sharks. MSDP is the first Deaf charity in the country to be awarded Partner...

Letter to the Editor:- "1 innocent voter turned away is 1 too many!"

"WITH elections coming up in Sefton it's vital we all spread the news that the Government have changed the rules for how we vote. From May you must show photo ID at the polling Station to cast your vote, so make sure you're not caught..."

Letter to the Editor:- "1 innocent voter turned away is 1 too many!"

"WITH elections coming up in Sefton it's vital we all spread the news that the Government have changed the rules for how we vote. From May you must show photo ID at the polling Station to cast your vote, so make sure you're not caught out..."

Letter to the Editor:- "The Government is botching rollout of voter ID"

"THIS May, voters in Sefton will have to bring photo ID to vote at polling Stations. Many people don't seem to know about the changes as they have been so rushed. Last year, the Conservative Chair of the Local Government..."


Students in the North West invited to apply for 23/24 student finance

FULL time undergraduate students in the North West are being encouraged to apply now for student finance, as the application service launches for the 23/24 academic year. The Student Loans Company (SLC) paid over 1.5 million students more than £22bn in maintenance loans, grants and tuition fees in the last...

Number of children counselled for loneliness remains high following Pandemic and amidst cost of living crisis

NEW data published by Childline reveals that the service is contacted 15 times a day on average by children struggling with loneliness; often a catalyst for mental health problems. Between April 2021 and March 2022, the Counselling Service run...

Channel 4 challenges students to create a new television show

CHANNEL 4 is challenging Secondary School students across the UK to conjure up ideas for a new TV show as part of a nationwide competition. Students are being invited to create a new show which explores how we are Altogether Different. The only other stipulation is that the show can be set at any point in time, except in 2023...

This World Book Day, half a million children in UK don't own a single book

TO mark World Book Day 2023, the charity is calling on teachers, carers and parents to ensure that reading for pleasure is encouraged as much as reading attainment, in and outside of Schools. While reading was the only core subject which saw attainment levels improve in 2022, (at Key Stage 2, 75% of pupils met...


Family friendly workshop highlights healthy ageing to combat dementia

EDGE Hill University researchers and Aughton and Ormskirk u3a welcomed more than 170 visitors to a workshop to highlight healthy ageing and combat dementia.  The Healthy Brain Showcase featured talks and discussion on healthy...

Digital switchover alert as delays could put lives at risk and stifle growth, Councils warn

VITAL telecare equipment used by nearly 2 million older and disabled people, as well as traffic lights and cash machines, could cease to operate unless Councils get more support with preparing for the upgrade to next...

£2.4m Combined Authority investment creates 30 jobs at South Liverpool company

A family owned business is to create 30 new jobs after a £2.4m Liverpool City Region Combined Authority loan allowed it to expand its newly formed logistics company by building a new warehouse...

A Novel Approach to Supporting Schools this World Book Day

CHILDREN at Homeswood Methodist School, in Holmeswood, are celebrating World Book Day this year thanks to a donation of new books for their library from the Morrisons Foundation. The Morrisons Foundation has partnered with the National...


Fair Cost of Care Analysis

CARE England, the largest and most diverse representative body for independent care providers of adult social care in England, has identified that Local Authorities in England were underfunding older people's residential and nursing care homes by...

Almost 60,000 homes sold through Right to Buy will not be replaced by 2030

ENGLAND'S already stretched social housing stock is predicted to lose a further 57,000 homes through the Right to Buy (RTB) scheme by the end of the decade as Councils struggle to replace...



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