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St Georges Day Parade Southport 2023

THE 2023 St Georges Day Parade in Southport was held on 23 April, setting off from Princes Park and then snaking around the Marine Lake. Taking part where members of the Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, Explorers and Scouts groups from all over North Sefton. The area officially included the groups from the  Formby...


How to travel around as Eurovision celebrations approach

LOCAL people and visitors joining in with celebrations for this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, as well as our regular commuters, are being advised to plan their journeys as the City Region...

Mayor unveils Eurovision trains and buses - as eyes of the world turn to Liverpool City Region

LIVERPOOL City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram has unveiled the show stopping trains and buses that will be hitting the Liverpool City Region's roads...

More than 90% of Teachers in the North West have seen an increase in safeguarding referrals

THE NSPCC can reveal new data from a joint UK wide survey of 8,329 Teachers, with the teaching union NASUWT, which highlights the essential.

More Foster Carers are needed in Liverpool

LIVERPOOL City Council's interim Chief Executive is calling on more residents to become foster carers. As demand increases, Theresa Grant wants us all to consider whether we can offer a loving and secure home to children in need. Liverpool City Council interim Chief Executive...


Damien Moore MP welcomes news that 22,400 pensioners in Southport are benefitting from the biggest ever increase in the Basic State Pension this month

MEMBER of Parliament for Southport, Damien Moore, has welcomed the news that 22,400 pensioners in Southport are receiving a 10.1% increase in their Basic State Pension...

Eurovision - You're having a laugh!

ADAM Rowe will host a unique Eurovision comedy event. 8 competing Eurovision countries will be flexing their comedy muscles in a very special host City event in Liverpool. On Thursday 4 May 2023, 'Stand Up For Eurovision,' will see comedians from across Europe take part in a unique stand up show at Mountford Hall (Liverpool Guild of Students)..

Quit while you're ahead:- 'Modern day fare dodgers' are leaving a trail of digital breadcrumbs

NORTHERN has warned so called:- 'modern day fare dodgers' on its network they are leaving a trail of digital breadcrumbs for their investigators to follow. The term refers to people who do buy a ticket for travel but then fraudulently attempt to claim...

Military charity steps in to help Liverpool veteran - "Without the help of SSAFA, we'd have been on the streets."

EXEMPLIFYING the work SSAFA, the Armed Forces does with all sectors of the military community comes a recent story from the Merseyside branch and the support it gave to a Veteran in the Criminal Justice System (VCJS). Tom...


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Campaigner writes cookbook for people who've undergone chemotherapy or with low immune system

A woman whose husband underwent a bone marrow transplant has published a new cookbook for people who have undergone chemotherapy or have a low immune system...

Breast cancer survivor to showcase eco-friendly deodorant at international design show

A breast cancer survivor is to showcase her award winning innovation for an eco-friendly deodorant at the international design show in Milan. Laura Meehan, from Liverpool, has developed a 100% sustainable refillable cartridge made of...

It's time to Liberate Liverpool!

A political movement that has swept the City of Liverpool over the last 3 months is proud to announce that they have 30 independent candidates standing under their banner in the Local Elections for Liverpool, this May. The movement says it is a campaigning against the...

Dobbies' Southport store teams up with RSPB to help save the house sparrow population

THE UK's leading garden centre, Dobbies, has teamed up with the UK's largest nature conservation charity, the RSPB, to educate its customers in Southport on the declining house sparrow population...


After Eurovision what will the long term social impact be?

A series of evaluation studies are taking place to determine the social impact of Eurovision 2023; which is being hosted by Liverpool and broadcast by the BBC on behalf of Ukraine - on wellbeing, cultural legacy and the economy. Eurovision isn't just about douze points, amazing outfits and catchy...

National Beauty Show is coming to the Beauty Capital of the UK

IT'S home to the Beatles, 2 of the greatest football teams of all time, it will also host the Eurovision Song Contest in May and Liverpool is also dubbed the:- 'beauty capital' of the UK. But in November Liverpool will also play host to the 1st ever National Beauty Show Exhibition. This event, which takes place at the stunning Exhibition Centre...

An evening with Andy Hamilton

IN an intimate evening of comic reflection, reminiscence and revelation, 1 of the most noted Comedy Writers and Directors of the last few decades looks back over his more than 40 years in comedy and 70ish years on the planet and tries to answer some questions. Recalling stories from his extensive professional career in comedy, Andy shares memories, anecdotes and opinions, from the political to the personal, in just a handful of selected dates this summer. Audiences will also have...

Dale Park care home, in Southport, celebrates Success in latest Care Quality Commission Report

HC 1's Dale Park, in Southport, Merseyside, a 54 bed dementia care home, is celebrating having received a glowing report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The team at Dale Park were delighted to have received...


Some of the UK's best known comedians are on the bill for a brand new comedy festival this May

THE 1st ever Comedy Weekender will take place at the new Salt and Tar event space, in Bootle, over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, from:- Friday, 26 May to Sunday, 28 May 2023. Top TV names to look out for inside a heated and seated marquee...

Wayfarers Arcade want to hear from you

WAYFARERS has been at the heart of Southport shopping since 1898 and it has been integral to many people's lives since the day it 1st opened. The arcade draws visitors from far and wide to view the beautiful architecture and enjoy the individual shops and the relaxed ambience. Ahead of his time, the arcade was the idea of John Humphre...

UK Salons struggle as energy bills top 40% of business costs

ENERGY bills make up 40% of the average hair and beauty salon's total business costs, according to a new survey of decision makers by Uswitch for Business, the business energy comparison and switching service. Energy bills are the top concern for salons and spas, more so than rent costs, product inflation and attracting new customers. 24% of salon...

New Passenger Assist Points at Northern Stations to make travel easier for people with accessibility needs

8 Passenger Assist Points will be installed across Northern Stations in the coming months to help make travel easier and more accessible for people with accessibility needs.  These new designated areas at key Stations across the network will feature clear and accessible signage, as well as seating to make it easier...


The Sovini Group advocating for neurodiversity in the workplace

4 neurodiverse students from across the Liverpool City Region enrolled on the Group's Supported Internship programme. The programme, which was a collaborative project between:- The Sovini Group and Liverpool City...

No abuse at local elections

THE Local Government Association (LGA) has joined forces with the Jo Cox Foundation to call for people to show respect and civility towards candidates standing in and officers running the local elections in much of England on 4 May. The LGA is calling for no abuse or intimidation towards those standing in...

Man with Parkinson's to cycle from Liverpool to Polish Ukrainian border for charity

A 56 year old man living with Parkinson's is going to cycle nearly 1,400 miles from Liverpool to the Polish Ukrainian border to raise money for Parkinson's UK and children's charity Terre des hommes. Gary Shaughnessy, from Tadley, will be joined by 7 friends, and they will cycle around 100 miles...

Demand for Knowsley foodbank increases by 60% as cost of living crisis continues to bite

THE ongoing cost of living crisis is bringing more and more people through the doors of the Food Club, a foodbank and affordable food shop, within Stockbridge Village, Knowsley. Since September 2022, sign ups for the Food...


Reunited, and It Feels So Good!l

ALMOST a year to the day since they were abandoned, Maggie and Rubble were reunited as their loving owners met up on a rainy, windy Crosby beach. A spokesman for the Rescue Centre said...

Over ˝ of Brits move away from Traditional English Breakfast Tea as their preferred blend

DESPITE the Nation's long standing love of English Breakfast Tea, new research reveals ahead of National Tea Day,that was held on 21 April 2023, that Brits are moving...

Can't focus on GCSE revision? Expert reveals these colours of sound could be the solution

GCSE exams can be 1 of the most stressful moments in life and it is very easy to let worry and anxiety control you when you need to focus on revision. If you are struggling to focus in the lead-up to exams there are many ways to amp up your concentration while revising. A new online tool from Currys aims to cure everyday issues through the power of coloured noise. White noise has been...

Damien Moore MP calls for immediate payments to victims of infected blood scandal

ON 19 April 2023 the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, Jeremy Quin MP, gave a statement on the Infected Blood Inquiry in the House of Commons, following the publication of the Second Interim Report by the Chair of the Inquiry, Sir Brian Langstaff. Mr. Moore has long called for victims and victims’ families to be adequately compensated at the earliest opportunity, speaking last...


National review into safeguarding children with disabilities and complex health needs - LGA response

RESPONDING to the National review into safeguarding children with disabilities and complex health needs, Phase 2 Report, Cllr Lucy Nethsingha, Deputy Chair of the Local...

Future farming support sessions well attended across the North

THE Country Land and Business Association (CLA) have hosted 4 Agricultural Transition events across the North to help members understand what the latest agricultural policy announcements mean for...

Care Friends win the King's Award for Enterprise in Innovation

CARE England, the largest and most diverse representative body of adult social care providers in England, is delighted that their partner, Care Friends, has just received a King's Award...

A helping hand

CARE England, the largest and most diverse representative body for independent providers of adult social care in England, has issued a raft of measures to the sector aimed at reducing costs and curing complexities to create efficiencies. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care...


New Liverpool research reveals emotional impact of eczema, psoriasis and other skin woes

6 in 10 people currently have a skin condition or have 1st hand experience of an issue such as eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis. Now, new research sheds light on the hidden dimensions of these very visible problems; and the importance of finding effective treatments and coping...

George Cross To Tour The Nation To Mark NHS 75th Birthday

THE George Cross medal, awarded to the NHS in England last year by the late Queen, is set to tour the nation from July, the head of the NHS announced. As part of the NHS birthday celebrations, the UK's highest civilian gallantry medal will be displayed in Science Museums across England, after it was bestowed on staff for their exceptional efforts...




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