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Review:- 'Warnock' at Liverpool's Hope Street Theatre

ON Friday, 24 March 2023, we had the pleasure of watching City Theatre performing:- 'Warnock' in Liverpool's Hope Street Theatre, located within the Masonic Hall. Before the performance, we were introduced to the tone of the play when young actors, intermingled within the audience, began some loud, sometimes bawdy exchanges across the rows. Then we went into the action of the play proper. Set within the fictional:- 'Warnock Youth...'


New HIV support provider opens their doors to Liverpool residents

THE Passionate about Sexual Health Partnership (PaSH Partnership) is now delivering sexual health and HIV interventions and support on behalf of Liverpool City Council. The Passionate about Sexual Health Partnership (PaSH Partnership) is a collaboration between:- BHA...

Your Southport Stars Awards finalists revealed!

THE nominations are now in for the:- '2023 Your Southport Stars Awards' and you are now invited by Southport Bid to cast your votes for your favourite local businesses! The awards are in their 2nd year. They are organised by the BID to celebrate the positive impact being made by those in our business community over the past 12 months. Winners will be announced at an event...

Young people's climate anxiety is soaring due to lack of access to green space, says Woodland Trust

1 in 3 young people in Britain are:- scared (33%), sad (34%) or pessimistic (34%) about climate change, with 28% feeling:- "overwhelmed," according to a YouGov poll. As part of a nationally representative sample, the survey by the Woodland...

New chapter for library of the future

THE library of the future launched in Liverpool, on:- Tuesday, 21 March 2023. Previously Spellow Library, situated in the heart of Walton in North Liverpool, was open just 3 days a week and typical for a 1960s building had poor accessibility, no toilets and...


Action plan to crack down on anti social behaviour and restore pride in communities

PERPETRATORS of anti social behaviour will face swift and visible justice, increased fines and enhanced drug testing as part of a new crackdown launched by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Monday, 27 March 2023. Delivering on the Prime Minister’s pledge earlier this year to clamp down on

Liverpool to launch anti racist network in Schools

CHOOLS in Liverpool are to share anti racist knowledge and best practice through a dedicated network, in a ground breaking new partnership between:- Liverpool City Council and Leeds Beckett University. It will be led by the Centre for Race Education and Decoloniality (CRED), based within the Carnegie School of Education, at Leeds Beckett University. It forms part of...

Liverpool signs 1st pledge in bid to protect its parks

IN 1 of her final acts as Mayor of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson, has sealed the deal to protect Falkner Square Gardens, in Toxteth, with the Council set to agree similar terms for another 20 much-loved parks and green spaces within the next 12 months. In total, more than 1,000 hectares of urban...

Police Commissioner launches survey on anti social behaviour

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner wants to hear the public's views on how people who commit low level anti social behaviour crimes should be dealt with outside of Court. Emily Spurrell has today launched a consultation on the Community Remedy, which provides a list of appropriate actions for dealing with...


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Damien Moore MP calls on local businesses to improve accessibility for disabled customers

MEMBER of Parliament for Southport, Damien Moore, met with disabled campaigner Debbie-Lyn Connolly Lloyd, to discuss her work to raise awareness of accessibility in Southport. Over coffee in Bistrot Pierre, 1 of Southports...

Botanist, Broadcaster and best selling Author to join this year's line up!

JAMES Wong will be sharing his love for houseplants at this year's show, on:- Sunday, 20 August 2023. James is a professional plant geek, Broadcaster and best selling Author, based in London...

Burscough's Linnets pitch in to support SSAFA

THE simplest ideas are often the most effective. Take Lancashire team Burscough Football Club, known as the Linnets, which plays in the Premier Division of the North West Counties League. It has, at its Community Stadium Ground, stepped up to support SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity with a simple sign...

TV Presenter and Author Dilly Carter joins up with charity Adoption UK

DILLY Carter, Presenter on the hit BBC show:- 'Sort Your Life Out,' has now become an Ambassador for Adoption UK. Adoption UK is the leading charity supporting adoptees with challenges they face because of traumatic experiences in their early...


Southport Contemporary Arts Exhibition:- "Artist of the Month - Tim Locke"

DESCRIBING himself as- "an unusual mix of a science fan who became a surgeon and an artist who got only a D grade at A-level," since swapping his scalpel for a paintbrush, Tim Locke, has been making up for lost time from his home...

Who you gonna call? Almost half of UK adults don't know to call 105 in the event of a power cut

42% of all adults in the UK have admitted they don't know about the 105 emergency helpline number that is available for people to call...

Latest application window opens for 2024 Countryside Stewardship agreements

FROM Tuesday, 21 March, farmers and land managers can submit applications for the 2024 Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier agreements which will reward them for their actions to protect and enhance the natural environment, in particular the diversity of:- wildlife, water quality, air quality and natural flood management while continuing.

Woodland Trust fight climate change by reaching a magic 5 million milestone.

Claim free trees in the North West and help the Woodland Trust fight climate change by reaching a magic 5 million milestone

THE Woodland Trust is urging Schools and communities across the North West to join the fight against climate change and nature loss; and reach a remarkable 5 million free trees planted across...


60% of professionals admit to 'rage applying' to new role; amidst peak frustration with employees

60% of white collar professionals have admitted to:- 'rage applying' to a new job since the beginning of the year; with a toxic workplace culture (56%) being the primary motivating factor...

Trams for Clean air!

A cross section of local people and politicians in Warrington will be attending the Symposium:- “Clean Air” on 31 March 2023, at:- 6.30pm in the Masonic Hall.“We want to bring forward the latest information about air pollution and the health impacts on residents in Warrington” said Ian Buttress, LRTA, former Director of Greater Manchester Authority. “There will be a number of speakers covering a range of topics. Those attending will..."

More Photos from the Mad Dog 10k

THESE are a few more photographs taken at the 2023 Mad Dog 10k that was held in Southport, on 19 March 2023, These photographs on this page are with thanks to Paul Smith. For more information and to find out how to get involved in 2024 please head...

North West Region has 4th worst rate of "ghost children" reveals new report

SEVERE absence from Schools has jumped by a staggering 50% over less than 2 years, according to an alarming new study from a major think tank. Across the country, the number of children missing half of their time in School has reached a record high. The report from the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) finds that the North West's number of severely absent so called:- 'ghost children' not at their desks more than 50% of the time; is the 4th worst in England...


Over 70 cultural venues, Museums and libraries supported with £60 million boost

MORE than 70 cultural organisations across the country are to be given a financial boost by the Government so they can improve people's access to arts, support local economic growth through culture and safeguard vital local...

 ⅔ of workers in the North West feel stressed due to the rising cost of living

A new study by Acas has found that 65% of workers in the North West feel stressed due to the rising cost of living. Acas commissioned YouGov to ask employees in the North West about whether they feel stressed due to the rising cost of living. The poll also...

Single Mothers would need to work to age 93 in order to retire with the same pension as a man

NEW research released on Single Parents Day (21 March 2023) has revealed 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.

iverpool based charity, Chasing the Stigma, wins the Technology category at major 3rd sector awards

MARKEL UK, a leading insurer of not for profit organisations with over 10,000 clients in the sector is delighted to announce that Chasing the Stigma has won the Technology category at this year’s Markel 3rd Sector...


Cost of living a '2nd health emergency' after COVID

LOCAL health chiefs are warning that the increase in costs of essential food items and energy has created a:- '2nd health emergency' after the Covid19 Pandemic. At this week's virtual Annual Public Health Conference, which...

North West TUC 2023: Usdaw calls for protection of retail workers from abuse, threats and violence

RETAIL trade union Usdaw has a delegation attending the North West Trades Union Congress (TUC) starting on:- Saturday, 25 March 2023, in Warrington. The union is...

50 million Brits set to drink in British pubs over the Coronation weekend, with a record 36.1 million pints forecast to be pulled

THE great British pub will be the unofficial centrepiece of the King's Coronation this year, with millions of people set...

Damien Moore MP calls on Government to introduce free car parking for Social Care Workers

MEMBER of Parliament for Southport, Damien Moore, has called on the Government to introduce free car parking for Social Care Workers who are on duty and making home...


New UK law to boost seafarer pay

THOUSANDS of seafarers regularly entering UK waters should enjoy better pay protections, as the Government continues to boost rights and working conditions whilst preventing firms from using legal loopholes to pay...

Over a ¼ of women have no pension savings

FEWER women than men have pensions, and those who do are saving less than their male counterparts, reveals independent research conducted on behalf of Handelsbanken Wealth and..

Government drive to help workers on Universal Credit boost prospects

OVER 1.2 million low income earners on Universal Credit can now tap into additional support to help secure promotions and higher wages. The support known as the...

Orchard Day Nursery must be saved, says UNISON

THE owners of a Merseyside day Nursery that closed without warning at the weekend; leaving more than 50 staff jobless and the parents of more than 200 youngsters without childcare; must think...


87% of planners say social media fuels misinformation on local planning issues

A survey conducted by the Royal Town Planning Institute's (RTPI) magazine The Planner found that 87% of planners feel social media is fuelling misinformation around local planning issues. Planners are finding themselves...





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