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2023-06-13

 
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Southport's new Occulo Lounge

THE Occulo Lounge, has opened on Lord Street and Nevill Street, in Southport, offering a unique atmosphere for customers to enjoy both food and drinks. This venue is both family-friendly and dog-friendly, and even has board games to keep you occupied. Bristol based Loungers UK Ltd have invested £1 million to the project, and it shows. Looking at it now, it is hard to think that the building was a Waterstones bookshop, only a few months back. The Grade 2 listed building in which the new Southport venue resides, was constructed for the National Provincial Bank, between:- 1925...

 

Mable Needs a Home!

THIS lovely dog is looking for a home where she can be a beloved family pet, after a being found alone and frightened, tied to a fence...

  

Chase star Paul Sinha and American comedy Legend Rich Hall will play this year's Southport Comedy Festival!

THE organisers of the Southport Comedy Festival are delighted to announce 2 more fantastic names for this year's Southport Comedy Festival...

Dangerous parking yet again upsets coastal residents

FORMBY, over the hot weekend, has yet again seen another rise in dangerously parked cars, blocking of roads and parking on junctions, as people flock to the beaches...

Dangerous cyclists need to be addressed

WE are constantly being contacted about cyclists who are riding dangerously, yet the Police seem to be powerless to do anything about it. It isn't just young people, but all ages that are often seen swerving in front of fast moving traffic...

 

Liverpool City Region Be More portal wins Technology category at LGC Awards

THE LCR Be More Portal, the innovative digital careers solution launched by Mayor Steve Rotheram in 2019, won the Technology category at the prestigious LGC Awards in London. Originally launched in 2019, LCR Be More is a first of its kind UCAS style...

A new study reveals the top 12 Sunday Scary' Triggers among employees, with expert tips to overcome them

WORK can be a common cause of stress for many, but not all stress is on company time. The phenomenon known as the:- "Sunday Scaries" is an anxiety experienced the day before returning to work. Despite the name, this is...

Golden oldie doggie duo hope to find love of the human kind this Best Friends Day

WE all know life is better with a best friend at our side and that's definitely the case for best buddies Tara and Daisy at Dogs Trust Merseyside. But although these 4 legged friends are devoted to each other, they are hoping that as Best Friends Day approached (8 June) they will soon be...

   

People are invited to celebrate the 1st Sefton Pride event taking place in Southport this summer

IT is free to attend and will take place at:- Victoria Park, Southport, between:- midday and 6pm, on:- Sunday, 16 July 2023. Visitors can enjoy:- music, food and drink, family fun, live shows, and more.  It is being organised by Sefton Pride CIC which is also organising a Pride march in Southport that morning for...

 

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Merseyside dog lovers urged to take part in 'im paw tent' survey

THE Dogs Trust Merseyside is calling on local dog lovers to take part in the biggest ever nationwide survey to help dogs and owners of the future...

From 'merci' to 'miaow', Helen finds the purrfect 2nd career

WIRRAL based Helen Mulloy (50) has given up a 26 year career in teaching to start up her own business, The Cat Butler (Wirral), caring for pampered cats in the area...

North West England's wackiest potato combinations revealed... including:- baked beans on crisps

RESEARCHERS have uncovered North West England's wackiest potato food combinations; such as ice cream and fries, baked beans on crisps, and curry powder in mash.  A ...

All aboard for Pride celebrations

NORTHERN is celebrating Pride Month alongside colleagues and the communities across its rail network.  The train operator will be taking part in events across the Northern network, including:- Halifax Pride, on:- 19 August, and Manchester...

 

Wirral's coolest gym celebrates award with amazing new features

WIRRAL'S coolest gym, Bare Rooms, has just won the Tourism and Leisure Start Up Of The Year Award and is celebrating with some amazing new features. The Birkenhead gym became the 1st gym of...

Cruise into summer with Mersey Ferries as they announce n exciting line up for June3

JUST as we sail into summer, the weather brightens up, and we settle into the luxury of long evenings, Mersey Ferries have announced an exciting...

Halo to protect thousands of pubs, live venues and entertainment spaces against terrorism

HALO Solutions, the award winning British tech company behind the world's most intelligent crowd safety, incident and threat management platform Halo (v5), is to make its tech software available free of charge to tens of thousands....

Liverpool Ju-Jitsu legend Sue King celebrates 40 years!

LIVERPOOL Ju-Jitsu legend, Sue King, is celebrating 40 years of martial arts with a huge event at:- The Village...

 

Damien Moore MP thanks local charity volunteers during Volunteers' Week 2023

LOCAL Member of Parliament, Damien Moore, has praised the work of the 5,113 volunteers in Southport and is encouraging others to consider volunteering their time to help their local community. The MP's comments come as Volunteers' Week gets...

Rinse or not? Topical dishwasher debate settled

NEEDLESSLY rinsing items before loading the dishwasher, and not switching to ECO mode, is costing households around £70 a year in electricity and water; seeing more than £450 million being poured down the drain each year, according to a new study. Utilita Energy; the UK's only...

Weekly visits to NHS website's hay fever advice reach 122,000 as pollen levels rise

THE number of hay fever sufferers seeking advice from the NHS website has more than tripled; reaching 122,650 visits last week. Analysis by NHS England, which runs the NHS website, found weekly visits to the hay fever page have increased by 252% in...

Challenging economic times are making landlords think creatively

LARGE portfolio professional landlords[1] are looking to pay down debt as they focus on optimising their portfolios in the face of challenging economic conditions, new independent research conducted on behalf of property business expert Handelsbanken shows. This year's Handelsbanken Professional Landlords Survey; based on nationwide research among large UK investors with an average of 29 properties worth c £14 million each; shows professional property...

 

6 year old Karmen from Southport wins Colleague of the Month

A young girl from Southport has been named:- 'Colleague of the Month' by her favourite supermarket. Karmen Dimitrova, aged 6, often visits Aldi's Birkdale Store with her Mum and enjoys helping...

Liverpool 1 Foundation celebrates £3m grant milestone

THE Liverpool 1 Foundation, which invests and supports young people's mental health across the Liverpool City Region, is marking a huge milestone with a total £3 million being donated to...

North West public sector workers on Universal Credit skyrockets 130%

STAFF relying on social security to live shoots up a staggering 9,900, according to ONS figures  The number of North West public sector workers on Universal Credit...

Letter to the Editor:- "Speak Out Stay Safe"

"LAST year, the NSPCC reached 96,141 children in 393 Schools across the North West as part of our Speak Out Stay Safe (SOSS) programme. SOSS is an online assembly followed by in person workshops delivered by trained..."

 

Why should policymakers be interested in unpaid care?

THIS Carers Week, George Appleton, Head of Policy at Care England, writes a blog reflecting on the importance of unpaid carers and why policymakers should be interested in unpaid care...

Peter, Lord Hendy of Richmond Hill reappointed as Chair of Network Rail

PETER, Lord Hendy of Richmond Hill has been reappointed as the Chair of Network Rail to serve a further 2 years, the Transport Secretary announced. As Chair of the Board, Peter, Lord...

Damien Moore MP secures meeting with Deputy Prime Minister ahead of 2nd Anniversary of Semina Halliwell's tragic death

AHEAD of the 2nd anniversary of Semina Halliwell's tragic death on:- Monday, 12 June 2023, Damien Moore MP spoke of the horrific ordeal suffered...

Poll shows people want the Government to do more to tackle Puppy Smuggling

A poll carried out on behalf of Dogs Trust has shown that a vast majority of people in the UK think the Government should pass legislation that will prevent the illegal importation of dogs. The..

 

UK wide funding boost for STEM learning opportunities in Schools

THE National Space Academy has announced its participation in Space to Learn, a new scheme funded by the UK Space Agency which is dedicated to improving access to STEM careers and learning...

Low Pay Commission Consultation on National Minimum Wage Rates

CARE England, the largest and most diverse representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has today submitted evidence to the Low Pay Commission's Consultation on April 2024 National...

78% of employers think that the sides involved in strike action should seek independent mediation

A new survey has found that nearly 4 out of 5 employers (78%) think that the various sides involved in strike action should seek independent mediation to resolve their...

£40bn spent on protecting UK families and businesses from winter energy costs

THE UK Government spent nearly £40 billion protecting households and businesses from spiralling energy bills over the colder months, new figures show. Putin's illegal invasion of Ukraine led to...

 

UK and United States reach commitment in principle over proposed 'data bridge'

THE UK and the United States have reached a commitment in principle to establish the UK Extension to the Data Privacy Framework, which would see the creation of a new...

New partnership to improve access to volunteering across the Region

THE launch of a new volunteering website across the Liverpool City Region will link organisations looking for volunteers with people who want to help their local...

Broadband Boost for Liverpool

NETOMNIA's ultrafast full fibre broadband network is expanding in Liverpool. Thousands of residents and businesses in Aintree and Stoneycroft will soon have access to future-proofed fibre infrastructure as part of an...

Local students win Royal Opera House design awards

SAM Tam from LIPA 6th Form College and Nicole Whiteside from City of Liverpool College win Design Challenge; a nationwide competition run by the Royal Opera House  On:- Wednesday, 7 June 2023...

 

Cross Government action for carers

MINISTER for Care, Helen Whately held a reception at No. 10 Downing Street for unpaid carers, on:- Tuesday, 6 June 2023, to mark Carers Week and champion the vital work they do. More than 30 unpaid carers, young carers...

 

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