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80th Battle of the Atlantic Commemorations - Part 1

THE Battle of the Atlantic, was the longest continuous military campaign in World War II, running from:- 1939 to the defeat of Nazi Germany in:- 1945. During the campaign 5,000 British and Allied ships were sunk, with the loss of over 65,000 Allied and merchant seaman, and even at times children. For example City of Benares was torpedoed as She was being used as an evacuee ship, to transport 90 children from Britain to Canada. This campaign was intended to foil Germany's strategy, which was to starve Britain into submission, by simply destroying merchant ships and their cargoes faster than they...


Performers wanted! Be part of the Liverpool City Region's public art project this summer!

THE search is on for:- dancers, parkour performers, gymnasts, and street performers, from across the Liverpool City Region, as giant animated artworks, made entirely of sustainable bamboo, are set to come to life in this year's Cultural Events programme....

Place for Singers, Writers, Artists the Kept Animals Bill, Volunteers at Prescot Festival

WITH the Prescot Festival less than a month away, organisers are eager to get even more local talent involved in the town's annual celebration of arts and music. Sopranos, altos, tenors and basses of all experience levels are invited to join the Prescot Festival Chorus for a:- 'Come and Sing' performance of Vivaldi's Gloria, on...

Old Northern uniforms to be recycled into insulation as train operator turns environmental mission to employee clothing

OLD uniforms no longer needed by Northern staff are set to be shredded and turned into:- 'further life products' such as:- insulation and sound boarding as part of a new environmental push by the train operator. End of life uniform will be collected from depots and train crew centres on a regular basis before...

Our Eurovision Coverage - Part 4

THESE photos taken by our Editor, Patrick Trollope, at the 2023 Eurovision. To see our Part 1 of our event coverage, click here. To see Part 2 click here and Part 3 please click here. Plus, you can see more on previous pages,  just click on:- 'Back' button to see them.  We also have more pictures as on the next few pages within this edition. Just click on:- 'More Photos' button to see them. Let us...


Martin Mere welcomes new life as stork chicks hatch

MARTIN Mere Wetland Centre has welcomed several white stork chicks and they are captivating people's hearts! The popular wetland centre...

Mayor urges big firms to help fund hundreds of apprenticeships in the Liverpool City Region; WITHOUT spending any extra cash

MAYOR Steve Rotheram has called on big businesses to help fund apprenticeships at smaller firms in the Liverpool City Region; and it won't cost them a penny extra. Large employers...

Leading Liverpool bar and pub group prepares for launch on City's most iconic street

AFTER opening its doors in Harrington Street in July 2022, Scruffy Murphy's Irish/American themed bar has proved to be a huge hit with both locals and visitors from outside of the City Region. A year on, the team behind the venue, Harrison's Bar Group, are...

Liverpool City Region on track for active travel revolution after securing further £16m

MAYOR Steve Rotheram's plans to kickstart an active travel revolution in the Liverpool City Region are on track after securing a further £16m to create a network of safe, easy-to-use walking and cycling routes across the Region. The funding takes the Mayor's...

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Liverpool eco innovations scoops awards for groundbreaking R&D

ECO innovations developed by businesses and Universities in Liverpool to tackle climate change have been honoured at an awards ceremony. City Centre Commercials, based in Kirkby, and Used Kitchen Exchange, based in Widnes, both worked with Liverpool John Moores...

School pupils champion social change in a special Big Issue magazine takeover

THE Social Enterprise Academy and the Big Issue, hosted an event for School pupils across 6 Schools, who this week took part in a special Big Issue magazine takeover where they showcased their own social enterprises. The event at the House of Lords included:- 2 Dragons' Den...

Ground breaking Mental Health Research for Innovation Centre established

MERSEY Care NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Liverpool have teamed up to create the 1st ever Mental Health Research for Innovation Centre (M-RIC), where service users co-design the innovations they need and want, alongside health professionals, researchers, industry...

Damien Moore MP hosts Revitalise 60th Anniversary celebration in Parliament

LOCAL Member of Parliament, Damien Moore, hosted Revitalise, volunteers, guests, and carers in the House of Commons for a special event to celebrate their 60th Anniversary. Mr. Moore opened the event, welcoming everyone to Parliament as they came together to support the outstanding...


European Scientists on the Future of Gas:- "We must ban new natural gas boilers at once"

ACCORDING to EASAC, natural gas is not cleaner than other fossil fuels and using it instead of coal or oil risks achieving little or no reduction in greenhouse gas effects. EASAC's new report:- "Future of Gas" highlights...

Our Eurovision Coverage - Part 4

A statement has been sent to us from the UK's Energy Security Secretary, Grant Shapps, commenting on Ofgem's newly announced Price Cap for Q3 2023, along with an explainer on what the new Cap means for UK households. In the press release Energy Security Secretary Grant Shapps said:- "It's positive households across the country will see their energy bills fall by around £430 on average from July..."

New Police data shows 57,000 Brits driving illegally

THOUSANDS of UK drivers are forgetting to deal with their car admin every year, car subscription service Wagonex reveals, with 57,7083 drivers caught on the roads without insurance or a valid MOT last year. Of those that offended, 44,328 were caught for not paying their insurance while 13,380 motorists were caught for not booking their car in for an MOT. The FOI data from UK Police forces, which was...

Net migration figures renew calls for targeted social care workforce support

CARE England, the largest and most diverse representative body for independent providers of adult social care in England, has called on Government to give greater attention to boosting employment across the adult social care sector, in light of the Migration Statistics published by the Home Office. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England...


Ofsted praise 'lifeline' children's facility

A short break service for children with complex needs and disabilities, within Liverpool, described as a:- 'lifeline' by parents, has been praised in its recent inspection by Ofsted. Children who attend Prescot Drive in Kensington have access to a range of specialist equipment to meet their needs, and...

Eurovision may have left the City, but Liverpool's European communities are here to stay

WHILE the majority of visitors have returned home following the most successful Eurovision Song Contest ever, for those who have made Liverpool their home, the party has only just begun. The inaugural...

Leading lighting firm IllumiDex UK Ltd has expanded into bigger new premises, in Burscough, Lancashire

THE family run firm is enjoying a glowing reputation after being founded by husband and wife Steve and Jan Clayton. They famously created the spectacular:- 'boulevard of light' along the mile long Lord Street, in...

Don't miss Southport's Armed Forces Day 2023

ON 25 June 2023, Southport will hold it's Armed Forces Day, on on Lord Street. The event will start with a Drumhead Service at:- 10:30 am, within the Town Hall Gardens (Princess Diana memorial Gardens) opposite the The Atkinson. It will be followed by a short Parade starting at:- 11am on Chapel...


1st Anniversary at Nostalgia Tea Rooms in Southport

ALL those who visited the Nostalgia Tea Rooms, on Lord Street, Southport, on 27 May 2023, were treated to a...

The Best Companies to Work For in the North West Revealed

ORGANISATIONS putting their employees at the heart of everything they do were celebrated on:- Friday, 19 May 2023, during an exciting live reveal of the:- 'Best Companies to Work For' in Q2 2023.  Broadcast live from Salford's MediaCityUK, and hosted by TV presenter Dan Walker, Best Companies Live Q2 2023 revealed the league tables for Best Companies to Work For in the UK by Region and sector; culminating in the coveted...

New study reveals 1 in 5 employers in the North West are likely to make redundancies over the next year

A new survey from Acas has found that just under a quarter of employers (23%) in the North West of England are likely to make staff redundancies over the next year. Acas commissioned YouGov to ask businesses in the North West about their redundancy plans in the next 12 months. Acas Chief Executive, Susan Clews, said:- "Some businesses are facing tough..."

Dogs Trust urges Government not to drop the ball on Kept Animals Bill

WITH the help of Waffle, a dog smuggled to the UK from Slovakia, Dogs Trust today hand delivered a letter to the Prime Minister, asking for the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill to be passed through Parliament before it's too late.  Accompanied by the smuggled pup, Dogs Trust's Veterinary Director, Paula Boyden, visited No. tento personally deliver a letter with the backing from over 50,000 Dogs Trust supporters...


Powerful New Report Asks North West Holidaymakers:- "Is Your Selfie Worth Their Suffering?"

AS thousands of Britons prepare to head abroad on their holidays in the coming months, international wildlife charity Born Free is calling on holidaymakers to back its campaign to end the cruel, exploitative, and...

NACRO says:- "We must be more ambitious for getting those leaving prison into work"

THE National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO) responds to the release of statistics that shows the amount of people in work after leaving has increased at both the 6 week and...

Damien Moore MP welcomes £3,119,118 of Conservative Government funding to extend the £2 bus fare cap across the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority area

MEMBER of Parliament for Southport, Damien Moore, has welcomed £3,119,118 of Conservative...

Power to the patients - More choice to help cut Hospital waiting times

PATIENTS will be empowered to choose where they receive their NHS care under new plans to help cut waiting lists, 1 of the Prime Minister's 5 priorities. A letter issued by the NHS today to local areas will require patients to be offered choice when...


Government takes action to ensure continued supply of Hormone Replacement Therapy medication, Utrogestan®

A Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) has been issued across the United Kingdom for Utrogestan® 100mg capsules today. This will allow pharmacists to dispense a maximum of 2 months' supply per...

Teenagers and young adults often at "crisis point" amid a failure of support, new research from Adoption UK reveals

46% of families with adopted children aged:- 13 to 25 say they are at:- "crisis point" or "facing severe challenges" amid a lack of support according to new research from Adoption UK...

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