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Publication Date:-
2023-06-22

 
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Botanic Gardens Family Fun Day 2023

THE Botanic Gardens Family Fun Day was sponsored by Monkey Puzzle; Day Nursery. This annual event that took place on:- Fathers Day, 18 June 2023 and from what we could see, it was extremely successful. The event had lots to offer, from live music to  a children's fairground, and that's not forgetting am animal petting area.  The weather was fantastic for this event, and even the Thunderstorms held off until it had finished.  Well done to all involved in this helping to put this event on. These are the...

 

Alcedo Care expands its complex care offering in Southport

IN response to growing demand for complex care services at home in Southport as well as across the North of England and Wales, Alcedo Care Group has hugely....

 

Exhibition by Sefton Open:- "The People's Prize 2023" winner due to open

ONCE again, visitors to this year's 'Sefton Open' at The Atkinson in Southport were...

Deadline for voluntary National Insurance contributions extended to April 2025

TAXPAYERS now have until 5 April 2025 to fill gaps in their National Insurance record, from April 2006, that may increase their State Pension...

Experience pays as Team Kirkby scoop top prize at Hays Travel awards night

A team of travel agents with over 100 years' experience in the holiday trade is beaming with sunny smiles after...

 

Our Eurovision Coverage - Part 3

SOUTHPORT based social care charity, Community Integrated Care, is delighted to announce an extraordinary line up of...

North West Ambulance Service and NHS give heat exhaustion advice as temperatures sizzle

VISITS to the heat exhaustion section of the NHS website have more than tripled in the...

Council leadership tell staff:- "We can be the best if we complete our journey to excellence"

LIVERPOOL City Council's new leadership team have told staff that the Local Authority can...

North West sees strong Foreign Direct Investment growth in 2022 as UK projects fall, EY report reveals

THE North West was the UK...

 
 
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Liverpool Film Office announces funding boost for 2nd series of BBC hit Time

THE 2nd series of Jimmy McGovern's multi award winning hit drama:- 'Time' has received investment from Liverpool Film Office through the Liverpool City Region (LCR) Production Fund. The announcement follows the BBC's release of 1st look...

Initiative to support care for vulnerable people short listed for national award

A digital tool designed to support care for autistic people and those with intellectual disabilities has been short listed for a national award. Developed by staff at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP), the Dynamic Support Database...

Climate action:- "Water your street trees"

RISING temperatures and dry spells are leading to an increasing loss of new street trees, but the nation can do its bit urges tree groups. The Arboricultural Association is joining forces with the Woodland Trust and Local Authority Tree Officer...

Liverpool suicide charity marks 5th Anniversary with 1,250 men treated to date

MALE suicide charity James' Place has treated 1,250 suicidal men since it opened in Liverpool 5 years ago. The charity, which operates from a centre on Catharine Street, offers free, life saving treatment to men in a suicidal crisis driven by life events...

 

Speak now or forever hold your peace!

THE duo behind Northern's new on board announcements have appealed to customers to:- 'speak now or forever hold your peace' if they've mispronounced your Local Station. Peter Corley and Laura Palmer have pledged to return to the studio and re-record...

Council seeks views on major new active travel route

ON our daily Merseyside Newsbites we ran a report about the launch of a public consultation over a major new active travel route in the City that has been proposed by Liverpool City Council. Since Monday, 19 June 2023, the City Council hs been asking the public for their feedback on the proposed active travel route, which would run for...

The Sovini Group short listed for prestigious people awards

THE Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) revealed the shortlist for their 2023 People Management Awards, which are a benchmark of excellence in HR, Learning and Development and Organisational Development. The Sovini Group has been short listed alongside high-...

Headline Sponsor secured for this year's Southport Flower Show

SOUTHPORT Flower Show this year runs from:- Thursday, 17 August to Sunday, 20 August 2023, and they are delighted announce that the headline sponsor will be Harrison Holidays. Harrison Holidays is part of the Harrison Leisure Group and this family owned, Preston based business has now been established for over 40 years. And following the...

 

in the Kings Birthday Honours list

SALLY Ralston, Community involvement Manager at Merseyrail has been recognised in the inaugural King's Birthday Honours list, receiving a British Empire...

Gain experience and skills with volunteering roles at WWT Martin Mere this summer

LOOKING to make the most of your summer holidays? WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Burscough is searching for volunteers to help out as Summer Visitor Experience Assistants supporting the exciting Drawn to Water...

"Why do we have to wait until a child is killed before we act?" says Brake

BRAKE, the road safety charity, is calling for 20 mph speed limits to be implemented around all Schools within the UK, as parents report roads aren't safe for their children to walk to School. According to new research published by Brake, parents and carers...

Trains could become 'Data Hoovers' to help Northern deliver a more sustainable and reliable railway

NORTHERN is looking to equip as many as 40 of its trains with kit that will enable them to become 'data hoovers' to help transform the way the rail network is maintained. The special trains, which would....

 

Excitement is growing about the 75th Windrush Anniversary celebrations taking place in Southport

IT will include a family friendly fun day within the Town Hall Gardens, in Southport's Town Centre, on:- Saturday, 24 June 2023, with:- live music, Caribbean food, story and craft tents and more. The festivities are being organised by the Southport African Caribbean...

Liverpool International Tennis Tournament 2023

THIS years Liverpool International Tennis Tournament takes place this week, on:- 21 June, 22 June and 23 June 2023. The highly anticipated event will be taking place at the 207 year old Liverpool Cricket Club in Aigburth, in South Liverpool. Normally the Tournament has been over 4 gays, but this...

Our Eurovision Coverage - Part 3

MORRISONS has announced that it is offering those in the armed forces and veterans 50% off in cafés nationwide for Armed Forces Day. On Saturday, 24 June 2024, anyone who comes into a Morrisons café dressed in their armed forces uniform or with a valid form of ID or a medal/badge can receive 50% off all hot meals, hot drink...

Casablanca Bar & Lounge Southport

MANY in Southport when they hear Casablanca might think of Southport Pleasureland, but now it is a brand new bar and lounge, on on the corner of:- Lord Street and Bold Street, Southport. The new venue is located within the the former Italia restaurant Casa. The bar also offers freshly cooked foods and cocktails. We popped in to take a look...

 

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Who benefits? New report shoots down myths used by 'big ag' to make billions at expense of animals, people and planet

CONSUMER anxiety around air pollution is on the rise across the UK, with more people concerned about air quality than ever before. New analysis of online habits has revealed that:- 'air pollution' has never been Googled more, with searching at an all time high.  The study, performed by British air purification company, MedicAir, to mark National Clean Air Day, suggests that UK consumers and business decision makers are losing sleep worrying about air...

50% of Brits have lied about their weekend plans to appear less loney

AT a time when we are more connected than ever before, with many of us sharing:- 'our best lives' on social media, new research by HEINEKEN UK reveals that 46% of adult Brits experience feelings of loneliness at least once a week. To coincide with Loneliness Awareness Week (12 June to 18 June), the research reveals that almost the same number of Brits (45%) will conceal their loneliness by fibbing to friends about what they did at the weekend. Instead of enjoying busy, exciting, fun filled time with...

Hay fever allergy reported as cause of accidents in the UK

68% of UK drivers said their hay fever has impacted their driving, and 17% said they were caught in an accident or near miss, research reveals. Louise Thomas, Confused.com Motor Insurance expert helps drivers understand the impact of medication on drug driving laws. For many Brits, hay fever is a sign of the beginning of sunny weather; although a less welcome side effect, sure. But it's also 1 that could be putting motorists at risk of an accident, new research reveals. According to Confused.com, Drivers who suffer from hay fever see...

 

Charity in search for the UK's walking champions)

LIVING Streets is looking for inspiring entrants for the:- 'Charles Maher Award - Walking Champion 2023.' The UK charity for everyday walking is asking people to nominate individuals, local groups or organisations who have campaigned to get...

Mental Health Awareness Week - Expert shares tips to manage anxiety at work

60% employees have stated that their mental health has declined this year as a result of workplace stress. Despite UK employers spending millions on wellness initiatives every year; increasing their...

3 in 5 state that they have started suffering from workplace stress this year

AN event that recognises Sefton residents who make a positive difference in their local communities and beyond is being held in July. Citizens 4 Good is a joint initiative from Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) and the Mayor...

Government and NHS Staff Council collaborate to implement NHS pay deal measures

NHS staff are now benefitting from the Agenda for Change pay deal agreed between both the UK Government and unions, ultimately helping to cut waiting lists and improve patient care. Writing in an...

 

New Disabled Golf Centre Opens Up Opportunities for Everyone

A North West Golf Academy is appealing for people with disabilities, and the organisations that represent them, to come to a Free Golf Taster Session on a family run golf course, on:- Thursday, 22 June 2023. Southport Golf...

UK Parents Suffer Confidence Crisis

NEW analysis of Google search data suggests that UK parents are experiencing a crisis in confidence about their abilities to raise their children in the wake of the Pandemic. In 2023, parents are relying on search engines for parenting advice more than ever before. In fact, Google searches from...

Government takes action to strengthen local care systems

THE Government has committed to a number of measures to support integrated care systems in response to 2 key reports. Responding to the Hewitt Review which reported its findings, on 4 April 2023, and the recent Health and Social...

HM The King's 1st Birthday Honours List recognises extraordinary individuals helping to combat major challenges of our time

HM The King's 1st Official Birthday Honours List has been announced, marking the incredible public service of individuals from across the...

 

Scales tip over for 20,000 of Year 6 children in Region

NEW figures released show that the number of children in Year 6 across the North West classified as obese have risen dramatically since the Pandemic. The news comes as the NHS revealed its plans at the annual NHS Confed Expo Conference, in Manchester...

Police Forces in the North West could face a combined budget shortfall of £36m by 2026, warns UNISON

AN analysis of Police financial forecasts has revealed forces in the North West could face a combined budget shortfall of £36m by 2026, and this according to UNISON, could potentially putting public...

£54 million boost to develop secure and trustworthy AI research

UNIVERSITIES across the UK are set to benefit from a substantial £54 million investment in their work to develop cutting edge AI technology, Technology Secretary Chloe Smith announced today. Delivered...

Addressing Care Crisis: Care England's Roundtable Underscores Need for Better Care Worker Support

AGAINST a backdrop of a critical staffing crisis in the social care sector, Care England hosted a roundtable discussion titled:- "The Value of Care Workers: Persona..."

 

1 in 3 in the North West are Multi income individuals (Miis)

NEW figures show that 37% of adults in North West England are Multi income individuals ('Miis'), according to a major new report. People in the North West make up 11% of the 20...

CLA responds to the UK Government’s announcement on the Sustainable Farming Incentive

THE Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has responded to the Government's announcement...

Will North West manufacturers see a brightening picture as outlook improves

NORTH West manufacturers are seeing an improving economic outlook for the rest of the year as the domestic and global markets have...

Damien Moore MP welcomes 4 million more people in work since 2010

MEMBER of Parliament for Southport, Damien Moore, has welcomed new figures showing 3,505,311 people are in work across the North...

 

Will North West manufacturers see a brightening picture as outlook improves

NORTH West manufacturers are seeing an improving economic outlook for the rest of the year as the domestic and global markets have improved, easing fears of a significant recession for industry this year. The findings  in the Make...

 

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