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Hightown St Mary's Cricket Club's 5th November Firework Display

ON 5 November 2023, the Hightown St Mary's Cricket Club put on an spectacular display to a field packed out with families, many of whom travelled from all over the area. This event was a sell...


River Of Light 2023
Photos by N Harrison.

LIVERPOOL'S River Of Light took place between..... Despite the frequent, squally downpourings, the events were well attended; Liverpool loves a party! The event seemed a little lower key than in previous years, but was nevertheless thought provoking. From diaphanous multi-coloured plastic arches, structures and passages to...

Birkdale Artist's 'Open Studio' event

PETER Owen has been a professional Artist for over 40 years and is appreciated for his thoughtful composition and skilful use of media. Later this month, Peter will once again be hosting his popular:- 'Open Studio' event in Birkdale. A...

North West Air Ambulance Charity Awarded Investing in Volunteers Accreditation

THE North West Air Ambulance Charity has been awarded the Investing in Volunteers quality standard. The accreditation shows that the North West based charity values volunteers, demonstrating a...

Solar Together initiative extends registration, allowing more Liverpool City Region homes to generate their own energy with solar panels

DUE to overwhelming demand, residents in the Liverpool City Region now have more time to register for the popular Solar Together scheme...


Stagecoach supports Remembrance Weekend with nationwide free travel

AS part of Stagecoach's ongoing commitment to support the Armed Forces, it has confirmed that free travel will be available on all its bus and tram services across the...

ArtHouse Gallery's Members' Christmas Exhibition

YOU know that the season of goodwill is fast approaching when the ArtHouse Gallery, located on Southport's Eastbank Street, opens its doors to its Members....

UKHSA campaign urges North West residents to get Flu and COVID19 Vaccines

THE UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), Department of Health and Social Care and NHS...

New homes set to make:- "enormous difference" to Ainsdale community

WORK starts on 130 home scheme, in Ainsdale, Southport, to transform a disused site into affordable and extra care housing. The Riverside Group and Sefton Council have laid the...

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Edge Hill researchers lead Being Human Festival events3

EDGE Hill University has been selected as 1 of 5 flagship hubs for this year's Being Human Festival. Inspired by the Ancient Greek concept of sacred Hospitality, researchers from Edge Hill will lead a programme of events titled:- 'Be My Guest' at venues in Liverpool City Centre including:- FACT and St Luke's, better known as the Bombed Out Church. Activities...

Mersey Care improves:- 'Help Us, Help You' resources to aid Cheshire and Merseyside residents this winter

MERSEY Care has enhanced and improved its:- 'Help Us Help You' website page designed to give Cheshire and Merseyside residents advice and tips to support their...

Reserves from Formby's 611 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force supported RAF operations at RAF Akrotiri, in Cyprus

RAF Reservists from RAF Woodvale have been deployed to RAF Akrotiri to integrate into military life as part of:- 'Exercise Broaden Horizon.' The 5 week exercise, taking place from:- 15 September to 18 October 2023, saw 25...

Treat your canine companions to the magic of Christmas

4 legged members of the family will be able to join the festive fun for Christmas at:- Heaton Park, Middleton Road, Manchester (M252SW) this winter. Dogs kept under control on a short lead will be welcome as the brand new Christmas light trail, that will run from:- Friday, 1 December 2023 until:- Sunday, 31...


Liverpool City Council’s Annual Remembrance Service will take place on:- Sunday, 12 November 2023, on St George’s Hall Plateau

THOUSANDS of people are expected to gather on Lime Street for the service, which has the theme:- 'Liverpool Remembers' and involves..

Are you going to see the adult panto:- "The Scouse Genie?"

THIS winter City Theatre proudly presents their 3rd ever panto:- 'The Scouse Genie.' However, this is their 1st ever adult panto! Based on a famous tale, The Scouse Genie tells the story of Aria, a local Scouse girl who lives with her mum Liver Bird and her brother and sister, Timothy and Stacey. After a night out Aria meets...

Lifesaving blood bank service for dogs is coming to Wirral, Merseyside!

COULD your dog be a lifesaver? Pet Blood Bank UK has announced that they are starting to run lifesaving blood donation days in Wirral and they need the Town's dogs to come forward. Sanderson Vet has partnered with the charity and is looking for donor dogs to attend their very 1st...

Power UP! Mayor announces £10m fund to expand electric vehicle charging across the Liverpool City Region

LIVERPOOL City Region Mayor, Steve Rotheram has announced that £10m is being committed to increase the number of electric vehicle charging points across...


Liverpool Philharmonic announces groundbreaking new partnership with Barrow-in-Furness

LIVERPOOL Philharmonic is delighted to announce a new 3 year partnership with Barrow-in-Furness, an Arts Council England Priority Place. Providing unrivaled access to orchestral live music, this innovative partnership offers a holistic model of...

PCC invites residents to share concerns at monthly advice surgery

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is inviting residents to share their views and feedback with her at her next monthly surgery in North Sefton. Emily Spurrell launched the monthly advice surgeries last year as part of her commitment to giving local people a greater voice on policing, crime and...

People are invited to enjoy a Festive Fun Day in Southport Town centre this November

THIS special community event takes place at the Lord Street Bandstand between:- 1pm and 5pm, on:- Saturday, 18 November 2023. It will be packed full of great entertainment from a variety of very talented local people and organisations. It is being organised by Southport...

Barnardo's Shops Need Your Pre-Loved Items

BARNARDO'S is calling on supporters to hand in pre-loved items to their local Barnardo's store to raise vital funds to support children and families in need this winter. The leading children's charity is in particular need of good quality womenswear and menswear. A Barnardo's spokesperson said:- "With Christmas..."


Thousands of England's flood defences in poor condition before Storm Babet hit
Photograph taken by reader Glen.

THE state of more than 4,000 of England's vital flood defences was rated as poor or very poor in inspections carried out by the Environment Agency in 2022, obtained data by Unearthed shows. These defences range from flood walls and embankments to outfall pipes and culverts...

Charity shopping night at Dobbies' Southport store in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust
Photograph by Stewart Attwood

DOBBIES' Southport store is celebrating the festive season this November with a Christmas Shopping Night fundraiser in aid of National Charity Partner, Teenage Cancer Trust. Families in Southport are invited to join Dobbies for an evening...

'Day of the Dead 2023' at Southport Pleasureland

BRINGING the season to a close at Southport Pleasureland was the annual:- 'Day of the Dead' spectacular. 3 nights of added fun at the Town's amusement park, with drummers, fire eaters, Mexican Dances, live music and much, much more... Plus a fantastic Firework Extravaganza at the...

Southport Rugby Club Firework Extravaganza 20233

SOUTHPORT Rugby Club held it's annual spectacular Firework Extravaganza at the clubs home ground, on Waterloo Road, Hillside, drawing quite a crowd, despite the rain at the very start of the night.  Thankfully, the very heavy rain didn't last that long and it was surprisingly near...


Doggy Quiet Room at the Hightown Pub

AS the fireworks went off on 5 November, in and around Hightown, many dog owners, from as far as Southport and Bootle, brought there 4 legged friends to the Hightown Pub, who had set up a special Firework Free event. This...

Government to deliver 160 CDCs a year early

THE Government will meet its target to open 160 Community Diagnostic Centres (CDC) a year early, the Health and Social Care Secretary will announce today. All 160 centres will be open by March 2024, a year ahead of the original March 2025 target; speeding up access to potentially lifesaving tests and checks. In a speech to the Independent Healthcare Providers Network, he will confirm the rollout of the 1...

Drivers torn between eco-conscience and affordability of EVs

A recent consumer study from Europcar Mobility Group UK has highlighted some of the eco versus cost dilemmas motorists face. Key findings:- 39% of drivers believe the cost of electric vehicles (EVs) is justified by the environmental benefits, but they cannot afford an EV.44% said the environmental benefits, followed by lower running costs (30%) are the main appeal of driving electric.

Dogs Can Detect Sleepy and Unwell Drivers

"MAN's best friend" does not just refer to the loyal companionship dogs provide, but also their uncanny ability to pick up on human emotions and health conditions. Experts at the 1st Vehicle Leasing, teamed up with Joanne Doodson, who says that dogs are exceptional detectors and may act as lifesavers by recognising drivers who are tired or unwell before they become a danger on the....


Countries agree to safe and responsible development of frontier AI in landmark Bletchley Declaration

LEADING AI nations, convened for the 1st time by the UK and including:- the United States and China, along with the European Union, have reached a world 1st agreement at Bletchley Park establishing a shared understanding of the opportunities and risks posed by frontier AI and the need for Governments to work together to meet the most significant challenges. The Bletchley Declaration on AI safety sees 28 countries from across the globe including:- in Africa...





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