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Publication Date:-
2023-07-05

 
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The 101st Ainsdale Show - Part 1 of 2

THE Ainsdale Show is 1 of the UK's oldest Village shows to be held as a yearly event, and up until Covid19, only the 2nd World War lead to any shows being cancelled. This community event is run by the Ainsdale Horticultural Society, with the help of both Ainsdale Methodist Church Hall and Sefton Council, amongst others.  This years show was held over 2 days, with the main activities taking place on the Saturday. Traditionally this event has charged people to attend, but due to the cost of living crisis, this years show was free to visit. The start of the show on the Saturday was hampered by the strong winds and a damp start, as you can see in the video footage and photos that...



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Winning about large scale MOD training exercise!

WE have been asked to give our readers some advanced notice about the Ministry Of Defence (MOD) at Altcar Army Training Camp about a large training exercise that is due...

North delivers network infrastructure for The 151st Open Championship

THE Networking and connectivity specialist, North has delivered an extensive audit, design, and upgrade of the network infrastructure for...

Falls are still major killer in Britain, warns charity this Injury Awareness Week

FALLS are the 2nd leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide, but do not have to happen, that's according to a leading accident prevention charity, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). Falls are the most common cause of...

Search for Young Advisors to influence services

A search is under way for more young advisors to help influence services which affect young people in Liverpool. Young Advisors are aged between:- 15 and 21 (or up to 24 with a disability) and work...

 

Cheshire and Merseyside residents urged to:- 'give digital a go' as part of new NHS campaign

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside has launched a new campaign to increase awareness of...

Hugh Baird College recognised with LGBT+ Award for creating a safe and supportive environment

HUGH Baird College and University Centre are proud to announce that they have...

How The Grinch Stole Summer at Southport Pleasureland

ICONIC Merseyside amusement park Southport Pleasureland has announced that:- 'The Grinch' will be visiting the park once again...

Hugh Baird College students honoured at annual Awards Evening

HUGH Baird College recently held its annual:- 'Inspire and Shine' Student Awards Evening, which celebrated the success of students from across all areas of the College, recognising them for their achievements and dedication during their time inside and outside the College.  Award winners, their guests, College..

 
 
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Damien Moore MP celebrates care staff during Care Home Open Week

MEMBER of Parliament for Southport, Damien Moore, has visited Blair House Care Home to speak with both residents and staff as part of Care Home Open Week. Mr. Moore...

Damien Moore MP pushes for Southport services to be protected in new NHS Trust

MEMBER of Parliament for Southport, Damien Moore MP, has received confirmation that the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Steve...

Liverpool University student wins veterinary award for rabies prevention project

DR Maurice Karani, who is from Nairobi, Kenya, and is currently studying for his PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology...

Community arts festival still flourishing after almost 2 decades

ON the cusp of its 20th Annual event, the Prescot Festival is celebrating another roaringly successful showcase of musical and artistic talent. Founded in 2005, the 10 day cultural showcase shows no...

 

Hugh Baird Student Beats Thousands of Competitors at Global Microsoft Championships

HUGH Baird College A-level student, Thomas Heaton, recently competed in the Microsoft Office Specialist...

Liverpool Philharmonic Announces Emerging Musicians Fellowships 2023/24

LIVERPOOL Philharmonic is delighted to announce the appointment of 4 musicians selected for the 2nd Annual Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Emerging Musicians Fellowship.  The Emerging Musicians Fellowship offers early career musicians a paid, immersive professional...

Southport firm celebrates winning New Kitchen Retailer of the Year Award

BIRKDALE Kitchen Co. in Southport has added to its haul of awards after winning the title of the:- 'New Kitchen Retailer of the Year' at the prestigious national BKU Awards. The firm, which has a showroom on:- Weld Road, in the heart of Birkdale Village, has already won several major awards since being opened...

Our Eurovision Coverage - Part 3

SOME of the worst crimes that have taken place on Northern services in the past year could have been avoided if people had reported suspicious behaviour, the train operator's chief operating officer, Tricia Williams, has said. Her comments come as British Transport Police re-launch their:- 'Railway Guardian' app, an all in 1 safety app that...

 

Health Visitors and Merseyside Police combine to combat sudden, unexpected deaths of infants

LIVERPOOL'S Health Visitors have joined forces with Merseyside Police in a pioneering initiative to reduce the number of sudden, unexpected deaths of infants (SUDI) across the City. As...

WWT Martin Mere celebrates best year for hatchlings!

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is thrilled to announce a remarkable year for hatchlings, marking it as 1 of the most successful years in the centre's history for new...

"Get around for £2" this summer as bus fare cap extended until 31 October3

MILLIONS of people can save money on every day travel to work, and make the most of affordable days out this...

Golfs fans advised to plan travel in advance as Open Golf Championship comes to Wirral

GOLF fans travelling to:- 'The Open Golf Championship,' at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, this summer, are advised to plan ahead, use public transport...

 

 

Mersey Care nurses win Chief Nursing Officer Awards

2 of Mersey Care's most experienced nurses and their contribution to the NHS over their careers have been celebrated by being presented with Chief Nursing Officer...

Liverpool Philharmonic announces Matthew Hamilton as Director of Choirs and Singing from October 2023

ALONGSIDE Chief Conductor Domingo Hindoyan, Matthew will lead on the strategy for...

Mayor Steve Rotheram launches network to get people online across the Liverpool City Region

MAYOR Steve Rotheram has launched a new Digital Inclusion Network for the...

Northern customers can now compare cost, travel time and CO₂ emissions of their journey versus the equivalent trip by road before they book

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Liverpool City Region transport leader's call as bus consultation reaches ½ way mark

LIVERPOOL City Region's transport lead has issued an important call as a major 12 week consultation on the future of bus services in the Region reached its ½ way...

New LGA analytics shows that future of local buses at risk as Councils face £450 million bill to prop up national free bus pass scheme

AN alarming £452 million had to be spent by Councils in 2022 to prop up the Government's national concessionary bus fares scheme, new Local Government Association analysis shows. The national...

Liverpool City Region Mayor signs landmark innovation deal with South Korea's 2nd City

A landmark innovation deal was signed and paves the way for greater co-operation between 2 of the world's most famous port cities. Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram signed a...

PCC encourages communities to stand against ASB

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is using the launch of ASB Awareness Week to encourage victims to report incidents and to know their rights. Emily Spurrell is supporting the national week of action, runs until:- 9 July 2023, which aims to...

 

New Analysis Reveals the Best UK Regions for Businesses to Access 5G As PSTN Switch Off Looms

CLOUD based business phone system, CircleLoop, releases a snapshot analysis of Britain's current 5G availability that...

Bring back night buses?

FOLLOWING various consultations with music venues across the City Region, Liverpool City Region Music Board is on a mission to bring back:- 'Late Night Bus' routes; a lifeline to the City Region's night time economy. To help...

Big Bike Revival is back to help people in Liverpool and Chester get pedalling this summer

IT'S summer and the perfect time of year to get on a bike to save money, help the environment, and enjoy feeling fitter and healthier. Charity Cycling UK has launched Big...

Countdown Is On With 2 Weeks To Liverpool Theatre Festival 2023
Photo by David Munn...

THE countdown is on to this year's 11 day Liverpool Theatre Festival which opens in 2 weeks with a brand new Summer date. The ful...

 

Organisations invited to bid for life saving defibrillators

ORGANISATIONS across England are being invited to bid for a share of £1 million of Government funding to buy life saving defibrillators for...

Just under 1 month to go until Alcohol Duty system changes

JUST under 1 month until the biggest Alcohol Duty reforms in 140 years come into effect. On 1 August 2023, the Alcohol Duty system will become much simpler, taxing all alcoholic...

Huge wellness event coming to Birkenhead Park

A huge free wellness event is coming to Birkenhead Park, on:- Sunday, 9 July 2023. Set to be the biggest wellness event ever hosted in Wirral, the first ever Wirral Wellness Event will feature:- live music, workshops, a wellness essentials market, talks from expert speakers, food and drink, from:- 12pm; with something for everyone. The inaugural event is being...

New FSB research shows simplifying customs process is the top priority of small exporters

HIGH consultancy fees a major cost barrier for small international traders: comment from FSB Merseyside and Cheshire Area Leader Michael Sandys. 4 in 10 say they will continue to use intermediaries due to lack of expertise on customs procedures. Adopting a:- 'think small 1st' approach to customs policy...

 

Make UK/BDO annual survey shows increase in contribution of manufacturing to North West economy

A new report from Make UK, the manufacturers' organisation, and accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP shows that manufacturing is increasingly important to the success of the economy in the North West of England, with the sector accounting for 14.4% of...

LGA sets out 6 point plan for:- "generational step change" in Council house buildings

EVERY area in England should be handed a new local housing deal by 2025 which combines funding from multiple national housing programmes into a single pot to spark a:- "generational step change" in Council house building, the outgoing Chairman of the Local Government Association...

More Than ½ Of Lancashire Admit To Always Having A Boogie In Their Car As Abba Tops The List For The Ultimate Floor Filler

RESEARCHERS from webuyanycar have revealed a definitive list of the 30 greatest dance floor fillers of all time, with iconic Europop song, Dancing Queen (41%), released by Abba in 1976 coming up top, along with...

Overwhelming majority of Councils want hybrid meeting powers

THE overwhelming majority of Councils (95%) surveyed by the Local Government Association (LGA) want the powers to be able to reintroduce virtual and hybrid technology for statutory Council meetings. The LGA, which represents Councils, is warning that the recruitment and retention of Councillors, particularly those balancing...

 

Nearly ½ of employees' mental health impacted by cost of living

A new survey by Acas has found that the mental health of nearly ½ of British workers (47%) has suffered due to the rising cost of living. Acas commissioned YouGov to ask whether the mental health...

School Uniform costs still leaving parents hundreds of pounds out of pocket each year in the North West

CRIPPLING School costs are setting families back hundreds of pounds a year according to families polled by The Children's Society despite new rules introduced to make...

DWP launches new Midlife MOT website

A new online Midlife MOT has been launched to help older workers with financial planning, health guidance, and to assess what their skills mean for their careers and futures. The free website encourages people to review their skills and help to break...

Retro fit trees into housing estates to bring nature back, charity to tell Councils

THE Woodland Trust will challenge Councils to bring back nature to the places we live, as Councillors and officers converge on the Local Government Association (LGA) Conference in Bournemouth...

 

Volunteer Celebration Event 2023

ON Wednesday, 7 June 2023, Volunteer Centre Sefton held their annual Volunteer Celebration Event to mark National Volunteers' Week. Volunteers received certificates of thanks from...

9 in 10 Councils concerned about nursery capacity ahead of 30 hours free childcare extension

NEARLY 9 in 10 Councils fear that nursery closures this year will undermine capacity ahead of the rollout of the...

2, 85 year old Liverpool ladies perform emotional rendition of:- "You'll never walk alone" with their Carer

2 women, born and bred in Liverpool, broke into song as they reminisced together...

New online blood test booking system in Southport and Formby

SOUTHPORT and Formby residents can now arrange their own blood test appointment with the launch of a new online appointment system. The:- 'Simply Book...'

 

LGA analysis - Councils face almost £3 billion funding gap over next 2 years

COUNCILS in England face a funding gap of almost £3 billion over next 2 years just to keep services standing still, new analysis by the Local Government Association...

Afghan homelessness fears as LGA warns of asylum and resettlement pressures

THERE is a risk of Afghan families becoming homeless and ending up in temporary accommodation due to a housing shortage and...

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