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'2023-09-15

 
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Princess Anne leads the rededication Southport War Memorial to commemorate its 100th Anniversary - Part 2 of 2

THIS is part 2 of our coverage of the officially rededication of Southport's War Memorial (Cenotaph) to commemorate its 100th Anniversary of its installation, that took place on:- Friday, 29 September 2023.  Sadly, due time factor, with the security restrictions that had to be undertaken on the day, we have not got footage of the march to the Drumhead Service, at The Monument, from Victoria Park, but we have got the full footage of the Drumhead Service along with the ceremony with Her Royal Highness...

 

Dating gone wrong in Southport

NEW online dating service Meet730, which opened this year, has been causing quite a stir in Southport, due to its advice on the best places to go on a date. The innovative dating website, where...

The Grand in Southport has been recognised by Tripadvisor as a 2023 Travellers' Choice award winner

THIS accolade places The Grand among the top 10% of restaurants worldwide and...

New campaign urges landlords to tell tenants about their right to accept a smart meter

A national awareness campaign has launched to turbo boost the national...

Metro Mayor visits new homes at Maghull, Sefton

MAYOR of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, visited a major new housing development in Maghull last...

 

UK joins leading nations to form new telecoms coalition and invests £70 million in new future telecoms technologies

THE UK is joining forces with leading nations to strengthen coordination on:- telecoms security, resilience and innovation, as a new global....

New autism support launched for families and carers across England

SUPPORT is available for families and carers of autistic children and adults thanks to a new, free education programme being launched across England. Autism Central aims to build knowledge and understanding of autism and empower families and carers...

Southport and Formby Health Celebrate Success at the PEN Awards

SOUTHPORT and Formby Health is celebrating success at the prestigious 2023 Patient Network Experience Awards. The 7-Day GP Service was the winner for the Measuring, Reporting and Acting...

Donna Edwards, Director of Made Smarter North West and Paul McLaren, Production Director for BAE Systems, and new Chair of Made Smarter North West's Steering Group.

Liverpool manufacturers deliver £242m economic boost for North West

A pioneering programme helping Liverpool manufacturers invest in industrial digital technology is forecast to create more than 1,550 new jobs and boost the Region's economy by £242m...

 
 
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Dogs Trust Merseyside redevelopment plans unveiled

AGED just 17, DJ Harrison McDonald, known as Harry MC, has already enjoyed the type of career that his peers could only dream of.  After a sell out summer in Ibiza...

Who will be crowned this year's Southport New Comedian of the Year 2023?

THE Southport New Comedian of the Year returns with the grand final taking place on:- Tuesday, 10 October 2023, with tickets just £5 each! It is being held as part of the...

International Day of Older Persons: Celebration brings local community together

A community celebration at Netherton Park Neighbourhood Centre saw 70 local people come together to mark...

Southport BID is launching its search for the official story of:- 'The Bear and The Reindeer'

CHILDREN aged 10 and under are invited to write a short story for the competition. The author of the winning entry will take home the prize of an iPad, plus £100 vouchers to spend...

 

UKHSA North West urges vulnerable people to get their flu and COVID19 jabs to protect themselves this winter

VULNERABLE groups including:- pregnant women, young children and those with chronic health conditions urged to come forward to protect themselves this...

Chilean flamingo chicks hatch for 1st time in 10 years at Martin Mere Wetland Centre

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Burscough, Lancashire, is celebrating the arrival of 3 Chilean flamingo chicks; the centre's 1st success in 10 years.  Hatching near the beginning of September, the adorable chicks are wowing visitors and...

Liverpool skyline to shine a light on secondary breast cancer by lighting up venues in the charity's colours
Photography by Jennifer Willis Photography.

3 Liverpool venues will join over 50 others UK wide as part of the campaign created by Secondary Breast Cancer charity, Make 2nds Count...

GoPro footage shows water technology fitted underneath Northern passenger train blasting disruptive fallen leaves from the track

NEW footage has been released by Northern showing the cutting-edge technology they are testing that blasts leaves from the path of their trains. Fallen leaves can cause significant disruption to the network. Leaves stick to...

 

300,000 households given new access to nature, new study of Northern Forest shows

MORE than 300,000 households; equivalent to roughly a City bigger than Liverpool; have been given access to nature they previously didn't have, a new...

For Sale - The Waterfront Southport Hotel is now on the market through Christie and Co and joint agent Savills

SPECIALIST hotel property adviser, Christie and Co and joint agent, Savills are pleased to bring to market the Waterfront Southport Hotel...

UK science leadership at home and abroad on show as Science and Tech Secretary visits Daresbury Laboratory

A new strategy for getting a bigger return on the UK's membership of CERN - the international physics lab where the World Wide Web was...

Edge Hill University researchers to explore the concept of Hospitality after being selected as Being Human festival hub

EDGE Hill University has been selected as:- 1 of 5 flagship hubs for this year's Being Human festival, exploring the concept of Hospitality in all...

 

Applications Now Open for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Emerging Musicians Fellowship

THE Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is now accepting applications for the 2024/25 Emerging Musicians Fellowship. The Emerging Musicians Fellowship is a paid development opportunity for emerging orchestral musicians. It offers early career orchestral musicians an immersive...

Mayor's fund that brought beekeeping, community gardens and wildflowers to the Liverpool City Region set to return for 3rd year

MAYOR Steve Rotheram's Community Environment Fund is set to return for a 3rd year. The fund has already supported 92 projects across the Liverpool City Region from:- beekeeping and rare lambs to windflower meadows, upcycling, food projects...

LCR Connect scoops 2nd national award

MAYOR Steve Rotheram's flagship project to create an ultrafast, full fibre network across the Liverpool City Region has scooped a 2nd prestigious national award. LCR Connect is installing a 214km gigabit capable network that will generate an initial £105m for the local economy, eventually leading to an estimated £1bn boost. The £30m joint venture between....

Damien Moore MP calls for:- 'Network North' to reinstate the Burscough Curves

LOCAL member of Parliament, Damien Moore, is calling on the Government to fulfill its commitments to:- 'Level Up' the North by enhancing Regional connectivity, promoting economic growth, and increasing Regional economic integration...

 

Manchester Artists Nominated for Youth Music Awards 2023

YOUTH Music, the UK's leading young people's music charity, has announced the nominees for the Youth Music Awards in association with Hal Leonard Europe, which will...

Our Eurovision Coverage - Part 3

SOUTHPORT Flower Show hailed a huge success as preparations begin for next year's 100th Anniversary! The 2023 Southport Flower Show...

'Next Stop... Headbolt Lane...' £80m Station served by UK's 1st battery powered trains starts operations

LIVERPOOL City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced the opening date...

Outstanding fostering organisation expands to Merseyside

FLOURISH Fostering, an Ofsted Outstanding therapeutic fostering service, is expanding its care provision to...

 

Apply for DHSC Automated External Defibrillators fund for life saving community defibrillators

COMMUNITY organisations across Southport can apply to the £1,000,000 national defibrillator fund, providing an additional 1,000 community...

Emergency Services Expert elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences

AN emergency services management expert from Edge Hill University has been made a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (ACSS) in recognition of his impact...

City Walk In Centre set to be relocated

MERSEY Care is set to move its City Walk In Centre service from the Beat to new premises at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in the Linda McCartney Centre, from:- 16 October 2023. The move will allow the new premises to...

Introducing Health Innovation North West Coast3

THE Innovation Agency has been renamed Health Innovation North West Coast. The renaming follows NHS England's decision to relicense England's 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) for a further 5 years until 2028...

 

National Parking Platform looks to deliver a revolution in parking services

THE British Parking Association welcomes progress on a National Parking Platform (NPP) which aims to enhance the customer experience when choosing where to park and how they pay for parking. The National Parking Platform...

Police Commissioner issues statement following report into investigation into explosion outside Liverpool Women's Hospital

FOLLOWING the publication of the key findings of the Police investigation into the explosion outside the Liverpool Women's Hospital, on:- 14...

Merseyside Police effective at preventing crime

MERSEYSIDE Police is effective at preventing crime, but it must improve its service for the public in a number of key areas, the Police inspectorate has said.  His Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS)...

Access to vital therapies for children and young people impacted by cost of living crisis

THE cost of living crisis is making it more difficult for children and young people to access the therapies and interventions they need, say 65% of paediatric occupational therapists. That's according...

 

Fund launches for local groups to help those at risk from electrical products in their homes

AS the cost of living crisis deepens in the UK, applications are now open for a major annual grant scheme which helps those most vulnerable to electrical injuries in their homes. The 2023 Electrical Safety Fund will...

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