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Mad Dog 2023

AS normal, the Southport Mad Dog 10K was an extremely attended and very well organised fun run, attracting people from all over the North West. All those taking part at the run, on 19 March 2023, help to raise cash for charities and also have some fun at the same time. This years event started and finished at the side of Stanley High School, with the course taking in the sea front, and also the Marine Lake. As normal, the event attracted lots of fun costumes along with some very fit 4 legged...


Britain's Greatest Hoaxer and Lee Nelson star Simon Brodkin to star at Southport Comedy Festival

THE Southport Comedy Festival in association with Halliwell Jones BMW have announced yet another big name for this year's 17 day event at Victoria Park in Southport. World famous prankster and Lee Nelson creator Simon...

10 years of reservists at RAF Woodvale

RAF Reservists from Formby's 611 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force this month celebrated their 10 year Anniversary since its reformation in 2013. Based at RAF Woodvale, 611 Squadron 1st formed in Liverpool in 1936 and went...

Independent building merchant sponsors local children's football club.

Independent building merchant sponsors local children's football club

SOVINI Trade Supplies, proudly part of The Sovini Group, have sponsored Merseyside's children's football club The 8 FC. The 8 FC was launched by local parents for local children to support their children's health and wellbeing. Sovini Trade Supplies are a North...

Silcock Leisure and the Silcock family have donated £1,000 to support the historic Ainsdale Show in Southport

THE 2 day spectacle on Ainsdale Village Green, featuring arena attractions, a large fairground, pet show, live music and more, is 1 of the longest running events in the North West. It has been staged ever since 1922. But amidst...


Changes for voters in Liverpool at May local elections

AN information campaign has been launched ahead of this year's May local elections in Liverpool. Voters are being advised to check their polling cards and be aware of changes at this year's local elections, which take place on:- Thursday, 4 May 2023. Voters will now need to provide...

Female Chief Operating Officer of Northern says:- "There's never been a better time to be a woman in the rail industry"

THE Chief Operating Officer of Northern has used Women's History Month to urge women across the North of England to join her on the railway, declaring:- "There's never been a better time to be..."

Macmillan Centre invites people to their next health and wellbeing event and to join them for Park Run

SOUTHPORT Macmillan Centre is inviting those affected by cancer to its next Health and Wellbeing event and are encouraging people to join in on the monthly 5k Park Run with the team. The Centre, based on Mornington Road...

EuroStreet and EuroGrants bring Eurovision spirit to communities

LIVERPOOL City Council is has the next part of its Eurovision engagement programme and there is also the chance for communities to bring their own projects to life. Following on from EuroFest, the 2 week cultural festival, and EuroLearn, the education...


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33% of adult social care providers consider exiting the market amid financial pressures

ADULT social care providers have urged the Government to work with them to put the sector on a sustainable footing in the face of unfunded rising...

How a £1m investment created dozens of jobs, attracted £10.5m extra funding and transformed communities

COMMUNITY businesses in the Liverpool City Region are bucking the national high street trend and creating dozens of new local jobs after receiving funding from Mayor...

Traditional skills training for Southport's Cerkasins

A young man who started as a props assistant with Southport Pleasureland was sponsored by the park to learn traditional signwriting skills. Richard Cerkasins successfully completed the professional-grade signwriting course with 1 of the industry greats, Joby...

Woodfall Primary School raises hundreds for Maggie's Cancer Centre

STAFF and students held a bake sale for Maggie's Kitchen Table Day on Tuesday 14 March and raised an amazing £340 for Maggie's Cancer Centre. Cancer has affected many people within the School community and supporting charities like Maggie's means we can help give back. Deputy Head at the School, Jane said...


O'Leary's Southport - St Patrick's Day 2023

SIT has become a tradition for us to visit the Irish Bar, on Cable Street, in Southport, on St Patrick's Day. This year, on 17 March we again headed over to O'Leary's to watch the celebrations. As normal the pub was very busy and live entertainment was also...

New data reveals that 78% of people in Liverpool want Government to do more to promote good oral health

RESPONDENTS in Liverpool overwhelmingly want more support for the dental profession, with 78% of adults agreeing that the Government could do more to promote good oral health; and only 3% disagreeing. Experts are calling for the Government to prioritise putting prevention at the heart of dental care. The Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programme's Oral Health...

Children's reading charity appeals for volunteers in Liverpool in its 50th Anniversary year

CORAM Beanstalk is calling for volunteers across Liverpool to train as reading helpers with the charity and support local primary School children with their reading. The national children's reading charity, celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, is hosting drop in sessions, on:- Monday, 20 March 2023, at Liverpool Central Library (11.30am to 12.30pm) and The Liverpool Quaker Meeting...

Ministry Of Justice Calls For People from the North West to Volunteer as Magistrates; as applications open this month

PEOPLE from all walks of life in the North West are being urged to consider becoming Magistrates as applications open in the North West for this vital role. The appeal is part of a national drive to increase the number and diversity of those volunteering across England and Wales. The Judiciary of England and Wales and the Ministry of Justice are...


PPI reveals that 1 in 3 working single mothers are 'locked out' of workplace pension saving

THIS Single Parents Day, on 21 March 2023, new research reveals that 1 in 3 of all working single mothers are ineligible for a workplace pension under current auto enrolment rules despite 59% being employed. Consequently, working single mothers have missed out on over £852m in pension savings since the introduction of auto enrolment in 2012. Since it was...

Government and Health Unions agree pay deal paving way for an end to strike action

MORE than 1 million NHS staff in England will receive an additional pay rise as part of an offer made following talks between the Government and Agenda for Change unions. In the last 2 weeks, the Government has been holding formal negotiations with unions representing staff including:- Nurses, Paramedics, 999 Call Handlers, Midwives, Security Guards...

Damien Moore MP welcomes further Government funding to support vulnerable families in Southport

FAMILIES across Southport are to benefit from further Government support as part of an allocation for local authorities across England in:- 2023 to 2024. As part its Supporting Families funding, the Conservative Government will provide Sefton Council with £1,201,300 to ensure skilled keyworkers continue to provide tailored support to the most vulnerable families...

Why Are We Stuck In Hospital?

CARE England, the largest and most diverse representative body of independent providers of adult social care, today welcomes the new research from the University of Birmingham and the rights based organisation Changing Our Lives, 'Why are we stuck in Hospital?,' which explores the barriers people with a learning disability and autistic people face when trying to leave long stay Hospitals in England. Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of...


Letter to the Editor:- "The State Pension is NOT a benefit, it is a right!"

"WE are Wake Up Britain!, a caring social media Facebook group. We have a Petition (number 630163), to:- 'Increase State Pensions to:- £416.80 per week and lower Retirement Age to:- 60 for All.' What follows is our justification for the group's..."

Letter to Editor:- "Ending veterans' homelessness now more important than ever"

"LOCAL Councils work hard to prevent people from facing homelessness, so it's worrying to see the latest figures which show a 26% rise in rough sleeping in England. Over 3,000 people are rough sleeping, and some will..."



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