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Beans on Toast preform at Birkenhead's premium music venue
Photos and review by Charlotte Lily Jennings

FUTURE Yard, Birkenhead's premium music venue, on 1 March 2023 played host to the amazing:- 'Beans on Toast' and his brilliant opening artist:- Tommy Arch. In combination with friendly staff, an excellent selection of drinks and food, the atmosphere was exciting and the space was really enjoyable. On entering the venue, you're greeted by the beautifully lit bar with a nice range of different drinks; from craft beers and ciders to spirits...


L to R - Leanne Boon, Newly Qualified Paramedic, Tom Wilkes, Apprentice Paramedic and Amy Evans, Newly Qualified Paramedic.

Paramedic apprentices graduate and hit the roads of Cheshire and Merseyside

47 newly qualified Paramedics will be hitting the roads across the Region from this week, with 11 more joining them at the end of the month. 12 of which will be based in Cheshire and Merseyside...

What does good health and wellbeing mean to you?

LIVERPOOL'S Public Health team is hosting a free health and wellbeing event, on:- Thursday, 23 March 2023, and everyone is welcome. From:- 10am to 2.30pm, Liverpool Town Hall will be transformed into a health and wellbeing marketplace; providing a perfect opportunity for residents to pop in and learn...

Liverpool 1 bucks UK sales trends

LIVERPOOL 1 has bucked national trends since the start of 2023, with a 16.5% uplift in sales, according to the latest statistics revealed. This year on year rise outperforms the national picture, with an average increase of 5.2% in sales being recorded across the country, according to the latest BRC data figures...

Huge delay casts doubt over future of Port of Liverpool Access Road

THE future of National Highways' Port of Liverpool Access Road, has been thrown into doubt after Transport Secretary, Mark Harper MP, announced that the project is to be pushed back by several years. It has been moved to the next period of Road Investment Strategy projects...



Wonderous World - ArtHouse Spring Open 2023

ONCE again Southport Contemporary Arts' gallery, the ArtHouse, on Eastbank Street, will be showcasing a wide spectrum of creative and captivating works of artwork during its 10th Anniversary Spring Open Exhibition in 2023. Profiling not only SCA members, the SCA Spring Open traditionally also offers the wider artistic community the...


Sight impaired youngsters receive VIP invitation from Disney On Ice

VISUAL Impairment Charity, Henshaws has joined forces with:- 'Disney On Ice' to offer an exclusive VIP invitation to sight impaired youngsters and their families. Henshaws is a North West based charity that supports people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to go beyond...

Pupils at St Paul and St Timothy's Catholic Infant School take part in an egg painting art workshop with commissioned artist Amrit Singh © Amrit Singh

Liverpool's eggs traordinary Eurovision Schools programme gets cracking
Photograph by Amrit Singh

EGGS, brass bands and folktales are just a few of the ways that the Region's Schools will be invited to celebrate Eurovision as Liverpool prepares to host the iconic song contest. Following the announcement of EuroFest; a 2 week cultural festival that will run alongside the competition; Liverpool's education programme, EuroLearn is...

Commissioners report welcomed

LIVERPOOL City Council has welcomed the latest update report from the Government appointed Commissioners. The Commissioners; who are at the halfway stage of their 3 year intervention; says that the Council's political and Officer leadership:- "have shown grip and determination to improve at pace," and they now have:- "cautious optimism for the improvement journey." There is praise for the work of...


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TransPennine Express calls for more women to join the rail industry

TRANSPENNINE Express (TPE) is celebrating International Women's Day by highlighting some of the fantastic women working for the operator and encouraging more to join the rail industry. In the last year, 27% of TPE's new hires and 31% of internal promotions are women, as the operator continues to embrace equity...

Izzy Judd is swept off her feet by charity Mary's Meals

MUSICIAN and celebrity Mum Izzy Judd says she has been swept off her feet by international aid charity Mary's Meals. The mother of 3; who is married to McFly star Harry; is encouraging families across the UK to support the charity by giving a Mother's Day gift that will help to feed children living in the world's poorest...

Damien Moore MP welcomes Levelling Up Secretary to Southport Market

DAMIEN Moore MP welcomed the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, to Southport to celebrate the success of Southport Market and to speak together with local traders. The Levelling Up Secretary met with each of the stallholders to discuss their experiences of...

NICEIC Celebrates Talented Engineers this International Women's Day

AS we celebrate International Women's Day (IWD), NICEIC, the UK's leading name for Registered Electricians, is encouraging more women to consider a career within the electrical industry. The theme for IWD 2023 is #EmbraceEquity and aims to...


Southport manufacturers urged to sign up to free, fast track digital leadership programme

MADE Smarter has launched a new fast track leadership programme to help Southport SME manufacturers accelerate their digital transformation. In just 3 months, the:- 'Leading Digital Transformation' programme will turn...

Trio tasked with shaping Liverpool's long term future meet for the 1st time

A new panel tasked with directing Liverpool's long term future outside of Government intervention measures met for the 1st time in the City recently. The Liverpool Strategic Futures Advisory Panel, chaired by Liverpool City Region Mayor, Steve...

Alcedo launches Children's Complex Care Division in Southport

COMMITTED to providing care at home for those in need across Lancashire, award winning Alcedo Care Group has expanded its portfolio and launched a new division; Children's Complex Care. As 1 of the North of England's...

Introducing:- 'Arch,' a new creative and commercial space in the village of Crossens, Southport

THE Village of Crossens, has a new creative and commercial space, called the:- 'Arch.' The building has an on site AV Room accommodating up to 15 people and is suitable for a variety of uses including meetings and training events, as well as team or recreational gatherings that will...


The Southport Comedy Festival in association with Halliwell Jones BMW can announce yet another big name for this year's 12th Annual Southport Comedy Festival

THE popular Annual event takes place once again under canvas, at Southport's Victoria Park, within a luxury heated and seated marquee courtesy of Elite Marquees. Festival favourite Jimeoin will be returning to the Southport...

Sovini Construction complete multi million pound apartment block to deliver 'affordable' housing

THE Conway Point development is part of The Sovini Group's ambitious new build framework, which seeks to build a better future through the development of over 1,000 high quality, affordable homes within the next 5 years. The new build development specialists have finished...

Shakespeare North Playhouse rolls out the red carpet for the 2023 Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Award winners

HUNDREDS of excited finalists flocked to the Region's latest cultural crown jewel to find out if they would be taking home a prized Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Award. Ackley Bridge and Casualty star Sunetra Sarker took to...

Mayor hails progress at Headbolt Lane Station as opening approaches

LIVERPOOL City Region Mayor, Steve Rotheram, has hailed the progress so far on the £80m Headbolt Lane Station Scheme; as new the 1st of the new battery powered trains to serve the Station begins its final tests on the local network. Mayor Rotheram visited the site of the new Station in...


Government spends 31 times more per mile on maintaining motorways than on repairing local potholes

THE Government spent 31 times more per mile maintaining motorways and A roads last year than they did on funding Councils to repair crumbling local roads, new Local Government Association (LGA) analysis reveals ahead...

Commissioners publish 3rd report into Liverpool City Council

THE 3rd report to the Secretary of State for:- 'Levelling Up, Housing and Communities' has been published on:- Gov.UK. Within a statement sent to us, Liverpool Council said:- "We believe that there is now cause for cautious optimism for the improvement journey of the Council. The leadership of the Council, at political and Officer level, have shown grip and determination to improve at pace. In our last report, we concluded that not enough progress had been made at Liverpool City Council since the start of the intervention. We set out our concerns that the Council had not..."

Lioness Alex Greenwood speaks out for IWD

ACCORDING to new research by the UK's leading pub company and brewer, Greene King, more Brits than ever before are supporting female sports, thanks to England's Lionesses' 2022 Euros triumph. The research, which was commissioned to mark International Women's Day, showed that 58% of us now follow a woman's sports team following last year's Euros success. The research also revealed that 76% of the nation believe awareness for women's sport has improved, but 66% still believe that this is lacking in comparison to male teams. 48% of us are...

£25 million for Womens Health Hub expansion

WOMEN across England will benefit from tailored healthcare and support by new women's health hubs; improving access and quality of care for services for menstrual problems, contraception, pelvic pain, menopause care and more. A £25 million investment over the next 2 years will accelerate the development of new women's health hubs to benefit women across England and helping to ease pressures facing the NHS. The hub models will be tailored to meet local women's needs. They will focus on delivering services in the community that better...


Call For International Community Cultural Stories

PAGE Turner Awards is providing inspiration, and a genuine launchpad for many:- Authors, Writers, and Screenwriters. Now in its 4th year, the Page Turner Awards is open until early June when judging will then commence, before culminating in the spectacular online Winners...

A chance to spring forward

CARE England, the largest and most diverse representative body for independent providers of Adult Social Care within England, has appealed for the care sector to be properly recognised in the forthcoming Spring Budget, not only due to its immense intrinsic value but also in terms of its fundamental role in...

Dogs Trust's guide to keeping dogs safe and warm in the chilly winter weather

WITH plummeting temperatures returning this week, it is important to make sure our 4 legged friends are prepared for the cold. After a fairly mild winter so far for most across the UK, temperatures are set to drop below 0°C over the next few...

Major fund to tackle loneliness and boost volunteering in disadvantaged areas launched

LAUNCHED by the Government working in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund, Arts Council England, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic England and UK Community Foundations (UKCF), the...


New report exposes gender wealth gap

LOWER literacy and confidence around financial products and markets is hampering women's ability to build wealth, according to a new research study by Handelsbanken Wealth and...

Customers to see new and improved information screens across Northern network

CUSTOMER information is being improved at rail stations across the Northern network with the installation of 230...

Damien Moore MP welcomes Government AI funding award for Southport and Formby Primary Care Network

DAMIEN Moore MP has welcomed the news that the Southport and Formby...

New mortgage shop opens in Woolton Village, providing expert mortgage and protection advice

FOLLOWING recent expansion, Mortgage Advice Bureau has opened a new premises in Woolton Village, on Woolton...


The S&A Group invests a further £1million in new academies to plug UK "professional skills" crisis

1 of the UK's leading challenger consulting firms, which specialises in large scale business, technology and digital transformation, is...

Over 16,000 UK drivers caught using a mobile phone or device in 2022, despite new driving laws

MORE than 16,000 UK drivers were caught using a mobile phone or device between:- January and October 2022. And despite stricter laws being introduced last year to...

Charities across Merseyside urged to bid for a £25,000 prize pot offered by insurance specialist

CHARITIES in Merseyside have a chance to win a share of a £25,000 prize pot offered by expert charity insurer Ansvar, as part of its Community Campaign. Many good...

PayPoint announces new contract with United Utilities reaching 3 million customers in North West

PAYPOINT announced a new contract with United Utilities, the company responsible for water and wastewater services in the North West of...


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