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Publication Date:-
2023-08-17

 
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The 99th Southport Flower Show 2023 - Opening Day

THE 1st day of the 99th Southport Flower Show was a fantastic day with temperatures around 26⁰C, and fantastic blue sky.  The event was well attended and despite the major changes to the show ground, due to the poor weather in the build-up to the show, the public attending had lots to see and do. In fact, the new layout appears to be better than before, giving new opportunities for more attractions to be added in the event's 100th show, next...

 

Hear this unique interview - Harry Howorth, 102 year old, World War 2 D-Day Veteran in his own words

THIS video is an exclusive look into the life of 102 year old, 2nd World War veteran, Harry Howorth, who served with the Kings Shropshire Light...

More than 4,500 people are to receive free tablets, connectivity and training to tackle digital exclusion

MORE than 4,500 people across the Liverpool City Region are set to receive free tablets, internet access and online skills training, thanks to an exciting partnership...

Delivering Liverpool's development potential

LIVERPOOL City Council is to launch a plan to maximise the opportunities from development, investment and regeneration over the next 20 years. The Council is procuring a partner to work on a Development and Investment strategy, which will....

Our Eurovision Coverage - Part 3

CORNWALL has been revealed as the greenest place to visit in England, with more eco-friendly accommodation, restaurants and activities per person than any other area.  Responsible tourism in the...

 

Do you need to complete a Self Assessment tax return this year?

IF someone has had a change in circumstances, then they might need to complete their 1st ever Self Assessment tax return for the 2022 to 2023 tax year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is....

Revamp of 'Magical' active travel corridor completed!

USERS including Liverpool City Region's Active Travel commissioner Simon O'Brien and Cllr Dan Barrington (both on the left) take their maiden journey on final upgraded section of the fully revamped Liverpool Loop Line. The...

Our Eurovision Coverage - Part 3

A community spirited bathroom owner in Southport is keen to tap into lots of support when he takes part in the new Jail and Bail initiative to raise money for Queenscourt Hospice. Daniel Doherty, who owns the Ripples bathroom showroom on Eastbank Street, is among prominent local...

Pothole repair funding in UK has reduced more than majority of other OECD nations

SPENDING on local road repairs in the UK has been reduced by more than nearly all other OECD countries in almost 2 decades, new Local Government Association analysis...

 
 
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PCC announces £50,000 pot to help cut Halloween and Bonfire Night ASB

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has announced a further £50,000 pot of funding from her Youth Diversion Fund to keep thousands of young people safe this autumn. Emily...

One stop shop to help businesses save money and go green

BRITISH businesses will be able to access brand new advice and support to reduce their energy bills while cutting their carbon emissions. The UK Business Climate Hub includes a free carbon calculator and a suite of new tools to...

Southport MP spends a day in the life of a carer - National Charity Revitalise

DAMIEN joined Revitalise's team of carers at their Southport location, becoming a volunteer for the day, and gained valuable insight into the vital work they carry out...

Yolanda Brown to headline huge black arts festival

SOME of Liverpool's most iconic venues set the stage for a huge Black Arts festival in the City, showcasing award winning artists such as:- YolanDa Brown OBE D...

 

Meet Northern's new 'Timetable Taskmaster'

NORTHERN has appointed Paul Headon as its new head of service planning. He joins the organisation on:- Tuesday, 29 August 2023, and will have overall responsibility for the...

Shift in customer spending a top challenge for North West businesses

A shift in customer spending is 1 of the biggest challenges facing North West...

Ignite optimal burning and avoid these common mistakes

FOR those who are eco-conscious but depend on a wood burner or solid fuel appliance, choosing the right fuel can be confusing. It is important that homeowners...

Get an exclusive look inside Martin Mere's Viking Village this summer

IF you are looking for something unique to do for the remainder of the summer, Martin Mere in Lancashire has opened up its Mere Tun...

 

Northern customers can now get live train information on the go with new WhatsApp service

NORTHERN customers can now get live train information via WhatsApp. The train operator's new automated chat function will simplify the process of getting live train information on the go, making commuting convenient and...

Hanging tough for Stick 'n' Step at Tough Mudder North West

20 gym enthusiasts have banded together to raise money for cerebral palsy charity Stick 'n' Step by taking part in North West Tough Mudder, on:- 10 September 2023, at:- Cholmondeley...

Our Eurovision Coverage - Part 3

AN international business leader and a rising star of the local creative industries have been appointed as Chair and Deputy Chair of the new Liverpool City Region Business and Enterprise Board. David Meyerowitz brings 40 years of high-level experience of the domestic appliance market to the role of Chair of the new board. David is CEO of Haier...

Dyslexic author publishes latest novel

A Wirral author with dyslexia has launched her latest novel following the international success of her previous work. Ruth Parry's new murder mystery novel, Thirty Pieces Of Silver, aims to not only do great things in the literary world but also inspire others with dyslexia to defy their learning disability. Ruth's latest novel, Thirty Pieces Of Silver, is a gripping and...

 

Dogs Trust Merseyside reminds owners to "Check the Chip"

AHEAD of Check the Chip Day, on 15 August 2023, new data from the Dogs Trust Stray Dog Survey has revealed that approximately 28,015 stray dogs were handled by Local Authority dog wardens in 2023. Thankfully, after spending some time in Local Authority pounds, around half of these...

Big Model & Hobby Show 2023 - Part 2 of 2

THIS is Part 2 of our photographic coverage of the Big Model and Hobby Show, which took place on:- 5 August 2023, at Formby High School. Sadly, the set up day was amazing weather as you might see in a few of the photos, but the following day was shockingly different. This meant many of the outdoor activities had to be cancelled...

The Official Opening of Debbie Lyn Apparel women's fashion boutique within Wayfarers Arcade, in Southport!

THIS is our coverage of the official opening ceremony of Debbie Lyn Apparel women's inclusive fashion boutique, on:- Saturday, 12 August 2023, within:- Wayfarers Arcade, on Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside.  If you do not...

£20 million of Government funding has been allocated to NHS Hospitals in North West

101 new Hospital beds will be delivered in North West, backed by £20 million in Government funding to help treat patients more quickly this winter, the Health and Social Care Secretary Steve Barclay will announce. The funding has been awarded to NHS trusts to relieve pressures and cut waiting times, 1 of the Government's top 5 priorities. It is part of a £250 million investment in 900 beds across the country. 2 NHS organisations in the North West will benefit from the...

 

UCLan 3rd in the North West for student positivity

THE University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is third in the Northwest and 34th in the UK for its student positivity score according to the National Student Survey 2023. The University gained an overall positivity score of 81.0%...

Communities at the heart of new fund to boost local growth and energy security

RURAL and local communities across England will be supported in setting up local energy projects that will provide local jobs and deliver energy security, thanks to a new £10 million Government...

Woman's avoidable death shows urgent need for improvements to NHS imaging, warns health Ombudsman

A woman died from an operable brain tumour after Doctors failed to properly monitor her scan results, an investigation by the...

New data shows 71% have never received blind cord safety advice

80% of the UK's population have blinds in their homes, but over 70% have never received blind cord safety advice, that's according to the latest research from the Royal Society for the Prevention of...

 

UCLan 3rd in the North West for student positivity

THE University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is 3rd in the Northwest and 34th in the UK for its student positivity score according to the National Student Survey 2023.  The University gained an overall positivity score of 81.0%...

'INADEQUATE' – Parents' judgement of School inspections in England

IN the 1st independent poll of its kind since the unfortunate passing of Headteacher Ruth Perry, national charity Parentkind has endeavoured to understand how parents, often cited as the main audience...

 

 


 

 

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