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The Keep Britain Tidy's Great British Spring Clean on Southport and Hightown Beaches

ON 1 April 2023, we popped out to take took part in the final 2 "Keep Britain Tidy" events on the Sefton Coastline. The 2 event, at Southport Beach and Hightown Beach where the last of 4 events that had been part of the latest campaign to get our...


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 that was launched by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, on:- Monday, 27 March 2023...

PCC Emily Spurrell talking to 2 PCSOs

Merseyside PCC says extra Government funding to tackle ASB and for youth services much needed, but "too little, too late"

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has welcomed the announcement of much needed additional Government funding to tackle ASB and for 3 youth services in Liverpool, but says the money is:- "too..."

Group photo of attendees at the bolt tightening ceremony held at the site of Merseyside Fire - Rescue Service's new state of the art Training Academy and National Resilience.

Construction milestone for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service's new state of the art Training Academy and National Centre of Excellence

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) have taken another important step towards their new multi pump Fire and Rescue Station...

Formby Hall partners with Cash for Kids

FORMBY Hall Golf Resort and Spa has pledged its support for Cash for Kids, a charity which has helped hundreds of thousands of children and young people affected by:- poverty, abuse, neglect, life limiting illness and those with additional needs. As a...


Justin Fletcher - special Southport Flower Show guest at the Garden Theatre

Children's TV star Justin Fletcher is back at Southport Flower Show this year and you can bring the kids along to see him for free!

THE entertainer, known to millions of youngsters for his CBeebies shows will perform 2 singing and dancing shows on:- Sunday, 20 August 2023. This year's Southport Flower Show will have more...

Talented hounds take on the role of "Dog and Bone" Operatives at Charity Contact Centre

AS animal welfare organisations across the country face greater demand on services than ever before, Dogs Trust, the UK's largest canine welfare charity, has taken a unique approach to staffing its Contact Centre. The Dogs Trust team has identified a number of dogs with a talent for communication and these skilled pooches will be...

Whats on: 2 exciting Easter fixtures in the North West over Bank Holiday weekend

THIS Easter, a day at the races is the ultimate family day out and the perfect way to get outside and spend time together. With 2 fixtures taking place across 2 racecourses in the North West, there will be something for everyone to enjoy over the Easter weekend. Both racedays, taking place at Haydock Park and Carlisle...

Popular Liverpool independent sites kick off their Easter Egg Appeal for 2023

LIVERPOOL independent venues Abbey Road Bar and Kitchen and their sister site, Harrison's Bar and Kitchen will be running an Easter Egg Appeal for local kids and families. This event is...


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Liverpool City Region turns up the heat on retrofitting programme after securing further £42m

STEVE Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, is ramping up the Region's retrofit programme after securing a further £42m to make nearly 5,000 of the Region's low income households more energy...

Even TWTs will benefit! Northern urges businesses to sign up for Employee Season Scheme and bag their workforce equivalent of 3 months FREE travel to work

NORTHERN has urged business leaders across the North of England to sign up for their:- 'Employee Season Scheme' and bag their workforce the equivalent of 3...

Southport's Viking Village Gets Thumbs Up from Visually Impaired Guests

SOUTHPORT'S new Viking Golf experience invited visually impaired guests and Merseyside Sight Loss Council representatives to:- 'road test' the attraction ahead of the 2023 season. Kelly Barton, SLC Engagement Manger for the North West and Mick Spriggs, Volunteer for the Merseyside Sight Loss Council, together...

Passengers set to benefit from new digital transport strategy

UK Passengers are set to benefit from improved access to digital apps and sites to...


53% of UK drivers cannot afford to buy a car without financial assistance

53% of all British drivers are unable to buy a vehicle without finance or bank loans, according to a brand new study; despite a feeling of distrust around the process. The revealing statistics are part of a larger piece of research commissioned by used car buying service,, looking into the financial processes...

Ageism is rife in UK popular culture with over 65s stereotyped as vulnerable, struggling, unwell and frail

A new study, commissioned by Retirement Villages Group (RVG), has exposed persistent and prevalent ageism in the way older people are represented in British media and popular culture. The study assessed the language and...

Cost of Living Crisis Leaves 3 in 4 UK Adults in Worse Off Financial Situation, according to new research

HOUSEHOLDS in the UK are in a worse financial position as a result of the cost of living crisis than they were during the Pandemic, according to Plend's latest Financial Inclusion Report. The 'Financial Inclusion Report - the impact of a cost of living credit crunch' focuses on the impact of the cost of living crisis, personal and household...

RMT calls for public ownership of buses after Government criticised in transport report

THE Transport Select committee has told the Government they need to do more to improve bus services across the country. £1bn made available to Local Authorities for their Bus Service...


Joanna Lumley supports young people from Military Families with careers

THE Forces Employment Charity will be marking the Month of the Military Child this April, with a brand new set of resources to help young people of those who Serve and have Served with their next career step. The charity, which was...

New Analysis Of Suicides Will Help Save Lives

THERE has been criticism that the reports vary in quality. While they prompt actions locally, there has been no national overview of PFDs until now. PAPYRUS says regular, detailed and trusted analysis by the ONS is just the beginning. Ged Flynn told us...

Merseyside PCC statement after Thomas Cashman found guilty of murdering 9 year old Olivia Pratt-Korbel

FOLLOWING the news that Thomas Cashman was found guilty of the murder of 9 year old Olivia Pratt Korbel, in Dovecot, in 2022, Merseyside's Police Commissioner has...

Letter to the Editor:- "Just because a child is disadvantaged - it doesn't make them less able"

"THE academic attainment gap continues to widen between children facing disadvantage and their non-disadvantaged peers. Far too many young people across the Region are at risk of..."


Letter to Editor from:- "Dogs Trust CEO - Re: Kept Animals Bill"

"FOR more than a decade, Dogs Trust has been campaigning to end the cruel puppy smuggling trade to protect countless dogs from the horrific mistreatment of being illegally transported into the UK. The Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill is essential to tackling puppy smuggling, and future legislation under it would close legal loopholes that allow unscrupulous traders..."

Damien Moore MP calls for 'inadequate' social services to be removed from Sefton Council control

DAMIEN Moore, local Member of Parliament for Southport, is calling for the resignations of Labour Councillors Mhairi Doyle and Ian Maher for their role in overseeing the continued Ofsted rated:- "inadequate" children's services in Labour run Sefton. Mr. Moore has also written to the Government appointed Commissioner and the...

Universal Credit expanded to benefit more Tax Credit claimants

MORE Tax Credit claimants will soon be asked to claim Universal Credit, as the Government expands the movement of legacy benefit claimants to the modern benefit system. By migrating to Universal Credit, with the support of the Department for Work and Pensions, claimants will continue to receive the benefit they are entitled to through a future proofed...

New scheme for cheaper Hormone Replacement Therapy

WOMEN experiencing symptoms of the menopause can now access cheaper hormone replacement therapy (HRT); the main treatment for menopause symptoms; helping to save hundreds of pounds in prescription charges. The new HRT Prepayment Certificate (PPC) has been rolled out, and will reduce prescription costs to just:- £19.30 per year and can be used against a list of eligible HRT items which...


Worst workplace habits revealed

THE funniest working from home 'icks' have been revealed after a booming TikTok trend has seen thousands of workers taking to the platform to share their hilarious bugbears. Starting meetings early and wearing formal office wear while working from home are among the best tongue in cheek...

Parents have just 23 minutes quality time a day with their children

PARENTS spend an average of just 23 minutes quality time a day with their children, according to new national research. At a time when family life is under the microscope like never before, even more shocking is that 1 in 10 parents spend less than 15 minutes of quality time with...



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