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Eurovision - The Blue and Yellow Submarine Parade

ON Friday, 5 May 2023, the Eurovision action started with the amazing Blue and Yellow Submarine Parade. Yong and old got to see this colourful parade as it made its way through the streets of Liverpool City Centre, starting and ending at Williamson Square. The event was produced by Liverpool's Invisible Wind Factory in partnership with The Kazimier. Music was played from the submarine, that rose and sank along the way, as it was flanked...


As many watched the Coronation on TV inside others held Street Parties

THE Coronation of King Charles III took place at Westminster Abbey, on 6 May 2023, 70 years on since the Coronation of His Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in June 1951.  This was the seen in Formby, on Bull Cop, where residents on the road held a Coronation Street Party, complete with live...

Celebratory Coronation Picnic within the grounds of St Luke's Church Formby!

ON Sunday, 8 May 2023, following the Morning Service, St Luke's Church, in Formby, Merseyside, hosted a Coronation Bank Holiday Picnic. Members young and old sat outside and inside, enjoying the atmosphere, and talking about the Coronation...

Sound City 2023 - Part 2

THIS is our second part of our coverage of the fantastic Sound city event that was held the weekend before the Coronation and the start of Eurovision, 28 April to 30 April 2023. This annual event is 1 of the biggest of its type in Europe. Normally the event is held all over Liverpool, but due to Eurovision, things had to be scaled down and the event moved to the Baltic Triangle, cantered around Liverpool's...

PCC's summer Youth Diversion Fund to run for 2nd year to keep young people safe

COMMUNITY groups which can provide safe and engaging activities for young people during the school summer holidays are being invited to bid for a share of £110,000 from Merseyside's Police Commissioner's Youth Diversion Fund. This is the 2nd time Emily Spurrell has run the Fund during the summer holidays, with the focus on...


NHS remind people where to get urgent care during Eurovision

WITH Eurovision fever about to take over the City of Liverpool, NHS Cheshire and Merseyside are keen to remind local residents and visitors about where to get health care and advice should they need it. Eurovision presents a huge opportunity for Liverpool City Region and its visitor economy, with around 100,000 extra visitors expected to turn up; in the run up to, and during the event itself. Alongside the Eurovision Song Contest...

Merseyrail get on board the Eurovision stage with their very own song, Train Of Love!

TRAIN operator Merseyrail is getting into the Eurovision Party mood by releasing its very own song, the:- 'Train of Love' with an accompanying pop video. The catchy, disco number has been getting passengers and staff dancing in the stations and on the carriages as the City Region...

Northern publishes travel advice calendar ahead of more ASLEF & RMT strikes

MEMBERS of the ASLEF Union, who largely represent train drivers, will walk out on:- Friday, 12 May 2023, forcing the train operator to cancel all services. RMT members will strike on:- Saturday, 13 May 2023, on which Northern will only be able to operate hourly services on a small number of key routes between:- 7am...


St George's Hall now has the Royal Cypher of King Charles on its Willis Organ

LIVERPOOL'S World Fomus St George's Hall has placed the Royal Cypher of King Charles III on the famous Willis Organ in the Great Hall. The cypher is the Sovereign's official monogram, consisting of the initials of the Mnarch's name, Charles, and title, Rex - Latin for King, alongside a representation of the crown...


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Celebrity Chef couple to cook up a storm at this year's show!

MASTER Chef stars John Torode MBE and Lisa Faulkner will head to Southport Flower Show this summer. Southport Flower show told us that:- "Visitors are in for a real treat and can see them both cooking live in our Cookery Theatre on:- Saturday, 19 August 2023 at 12pm..."

Southport Pleasureland Sponsors Inaugural Pride of Sefton Awards

SOUTHPORT Pleasureland, the iconic Merseyside amusement park, sponsored the Child of Courage Award in this year's inaugural Pride of Sefton Awards. Ever since its gates opened to the public over 110 years ago, Southport Pleasureland has had a long and rich history of providing entertainment for children...

Discover Ukraine at Liverpool's Eurovision Village

UKRAINIAN culture is to be celebrated at the heart of Liverpool's Eurovision celebrations. Liverpool's official Eurovision Village (fan zone), at the world famous Pier Head, will have a distinctive Ukrainian flavour - thanks to a dedicated area celebrating the country's culture and people. 'Discover Ukraine' will be a unique, dedicated area...

Liverpool's Geek Bazaar Update

IN our pervious edition we ran a report about the Geek Bazaar that was held at Fact in Liverpool and we can now announce that Empire Sector are holding another event, in Liverpool, this year. The next Geek Bazaar, dubbed:- "Mini Bazaar of Madness" will be held at the Bluecoat, on Sunday 23 July 2023, from 11am to 4pm. More...



Southport's Mind Games' Eurovision Competition

MINDGAMES Southport are currently holding a competition to win 2 x 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles. The 1st is a Wasgij Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle called:- 'Eurosound Contest' and the other is a Jan Van Haasteren Eurosong. To enter go...

It's the most hotly anticipated game of hide and seek around with the ultimate Eurovision prize

DETAILS have been released about how people can be part of Spot Sonia; a real life game of Where's Wally; but instead of hunting down a...

Number of repeat prescriptions ordered via NHS App up by 92% in 2022

MORE than 500,000 repeat prescriptions are now booked through the NHS App every week. New figures released...

LGA says it is:- "Vitally important Voter ID is rigorously reviewed"

FOLLOWING the 2023 Local Elections in England, that were held on:- Thursday, 4 May 2023, the Local Government Association issued a......


Coronation Street Party on Seabank Road, Southport

RESIDENTS of Seabank Road, in Southport, Merseyside, held another Street Party, this time to celebrate the King's Coronation. With blue sky, and a very light wind, residents sat outside in a very heavily decorated front garden.  Al those attending the event where extremely made up with it and fully enjoyed the...

Coastguard and Merseyside Water Rescue at Eurovision

OFTEN you go to event and you do not see the hidden work taking place to keep us safe and this is the case at Eurovision. Many of you would think about security, Fire, Ambulance and Police, but what about on the water? Eurovision is not on the water, so why worry? Well, as we have deep docks and a fast...

Liverpool City Collage have been performing to crowds at Eurovision

STUDENTS from Liverpool City Collage have been performing on the floating stage at the Albert Dock to entertain people, with thans to the Canal and River Trust, as Eurovision gears up. For more information about the Expressive Arts and Media Academy at the College, please visit...

Churchtown Village Coronation

ON extra Bank Holiday Sunday, celebrations were held in Chrurchtown to mark The Coronation of King Charles III and the Queen Consort Camilla the day before. Under blue skies, the event attracted far more people than expected and had an extremely friendly, relaxed atmosphere. All around the area windows had displays in them and lampposts had...


Hightown Pub celebrates the Coronation

ON the Coronation Bank Holiday Monday. 8 May 2023, the village pub was to hold a big community event outside, but due to the bad weather, this was unable to take place. However they did manage to run a few fantastic things going on inside. Inside they had a stand by the Royal British Legion as well as free gift bags for all the children...



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