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Publication Date:-
2023-11-12

 
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2023 Remembrance Coverage - Part 1 of 2

THE 2023 Remembrance Services and Events took place over Armistice Day, on:- 11 November 2023 and Remembrance Sunday, on:- 12 November 2023. Sadly, 2023 has seen our nations traditions of Remembrance put under the spotlight, due to politics, both here in the UK and internationally. The divides that are currently showing up within our society are extremely worrying, and are why it is so important to remember the past. Over the last weekend we attended a range of local and regional community commemorations, within:- Formby, Southport, Hightown...

 

Campaign hopes Britpop can help save Liverpool's 'Parklife'

CAMPAIGNERS in Liverpool have re-recorded Blur's 1994 hit Parklife in the latest action to highlight their opposition to National Highways' Port of Liverpool Access Road. The Government led project would see the popular Rimrose...

UK 1st as SP Energy Networks uses AI to help tackle winter power cuts

WITH the UK's storm season in full force, SP Energy Networks is investigating the potential of using artificial intelligence to help predict faults in the...

Varna Ballet and Orchestra are heading to Liverpool's Empire for the 2024 season

RAYMOND Gubbay Limited is pleased to announce that Varna International Ballet and Orchestra will return to UK after a hugely successful debut in 2023. This season they will bring much loved classical...

Bringing wind power back into shipping and bracelets to help diagnose ADHD among City Region projects to share over £2m of innovation grants

GRANTS of between:- £93,000 and £496,000 have been offered to 13 Liverpool City...

 

Liverpool Santa Dash Shop Now Open with 3,000 Santas Have Already Signed Up For Milestone Event

THE BTR Liverpool Santa Dash pop up shop has opened in St Johns Shopping Centre; ready for thousands of Santas...

Businesses in every UK Region share £11.5bn of HS2 contract awards

THE scale of the economic boost created by HS2 is laid bare today, with new figures showing that thousands of UK businesses have won contracts to support the high speed...

Bring your dog to Dobbies' Southport store for a paw-sitively magical experience with Santa
Photo by Stewart Attwood.

DOBBIES, the UK's leading garden centre, is announcing the return of its hugely...

Expert team appointed to shape new Festival Gardens neighbourhood

LIVERPOOL City Council has appointed a multi disciplinary team of placemaking experts to help create a new neighbourhood next to the City's Festival Gardens. The team of architects and...

 
 
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NHS launches latest report on prescribing costs

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has released a report on Prescribing Costs in Hospitals and the Community for...

"Make sure your home is free from clutter" says North West Ambulance Service

THIS winter, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is urging people in Cheshire and Merseyside to make sure their houses are free from clutter to prevent trips or slips, particularly those who are...

North West Residents Urged To Take Advantage of 2023 Will Writing Campaign

RESIDENTS in the North West are being urged to secure their spot this month to have a Will written to protect their families' assets and inheritance during this...

Engagement approved on blueprint for Liverpool City Region's development until 2040

THE Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has approved plans for a 12 week...

 

Shop owners fined for underage vape sales

2 shop owners have been prosecuted for selling vapes to children, following a covert operation carried out by Liverpool City Council. In...

Downturn in North West business activity slows in October

BUSINESS activity across the North West was down for a third straight month in October amid signs of weakness in demand, latest NatWest...

1 million people complete The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism e-learning

THESE Grand, y, Southport, Grand, Southport, l, Grand...

Northern customers in the North West reminded to:- 'check my timetable' before December 2023 changeovers

TRAIN timetables across the North West will change on...

 

The social values football team improving kids lives
Photos by Alan Griffiths Sports Photography

A new grassroots social value football club in Wirral has been improving the lives of children. New Brighton Victoria FC was founded in May 2023, with the aim of instilling social values into children, and already has some profound...

LJMU honours Bicentenary fellows

LJMU has honoured 10 new fellows as part of its Bicentenary celebrations at a memorable event at St George's Hall, in Liverpool. The distinguished group were awarded their fellowships in front of their friends and family, LJMU staff and...

Merseyside's firefighters called to fewer deliberate fires throughout the bonfire period than in 2022

FIREFIGHTERS attended:- 25% less deliberately set fires across Merseyside, on:- Bonfire Night 2023, than on the same date in 2022, and deliberate fires throughout the entirety of the bonfire period...

An inspection of the North West Regional Response to Serious and Organised Crime

THE His Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Service (HMICFRS) have been preparing a report that asks the questions that the public would ask, and also to publish the answers in an accessible form. The findings of:- "PEEL 2022/23" have...

 

LGA responds to RAC ¾ pothole breakdown figures

RESPONDING to the RAC's pothole breakdown figures, Cllr Darren Rodwell, transport spokesperson for the Local Government Association...

Are scam calls a warning of bigger problems to come with our phone network?

A few days back we had repeated calls from a number showing up as:- 0203769040. This phone number looks like is calling from the UK, as if...

New plan to triple housebuilding delivery and add:- "billions" to Northern economy

A "once in a generation" plan to tackle the North of England's housing crisis and provide more and better...

Liverpool, Knowsley and Sefton Councils launch inspiring short film about fostering

"ANY of us can foster..." that's the message of a powerful new short film produced by Councils including:- Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley. The film entilted:- 'Any of us' is hoping to raise awareness of fostering and highlights that anyone has the potential to make a difference to a child's life. Cabinet Member for Liverpool City Council's Children's...

 

Damien Moore MP welcomes the 2nd Cost of Living payment from the Government for 12,100 vulnerable households across Southport

DAMIEN Moore MP has welcomed the arrival of the 2nd Cost of Living Payment worth:- £300 for 12,100 ...

59% of households plan to make Christmas cutbacks as cost of living crisis yet to subside

RESEARCH by easyMoney has found that 59% of us will be making cutbacks this Christmas, as the high cost of living continues to stretch our household finances to...

Government drive to phase out smoking and tackle youth vaping attracts large response

OVER 12,000 responses have been received as part of the Government's consultation on plans to create a smokefree generation and crack down on youth vaping; the most significant public health intervention in a generation...

Convenience costs Brits £536 annually

THE average Brit believes they could save £536 a year if they sought savings over convenience; with the search for an easier life costing the nation £35 billion annually. The survey from Money.co.uk savings accounts reveals the impact of opting for quick fixes on personal finances, with...

 

Independent Chair sought for Liverpool Safeguarding Children Partnership

THE search is on for an Independent Chair for Liverpool Safeguarding Children Partnership. The position will be a key role in ensuring that local multi agency safeguarding...

Marriage Allowance... Find out if you could be better off in just 30 seconds

COUPLES who are married or in a civil partnership are being urged by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to spend just 30 seconds to see if they can claim Marriage Allowance and boost their finances by up to...

Exceptional students rewarded for determination and commitment

EDGE Hill's exceptional students will be awarded scholarships in recognition of their determination and commitment. Students came together on:- Thursday, 9 November 2023, to celebrate...

Tenant affordability anxieties reflected in search activity

TENANTS are increasingly looking into affordability, their rights and eviction notices, reflecting how the market has been challenging for renters in the past 6 months. The research comes from Zero Deposit, the tenancy deposit...

 

Tax Credits recipients to receive Cost of Living Payment

AROUND 840,000 families, who receive Tax Credits and no other qualifying benefits, will receive their £300 autumn Cost of Living Payment, to help with everyday costs...

Tax Credits recipients to receive Cost of Living Payment

AROUND 840,000 families, who receive Tax Credits and no other qualifying benefits, will receive their £300 autumn Cost of Living Payment from today, to help with everyday costs...

Help fundraise for Sefton 4 Good with a Harry Potter Quiz

GET your quills at the ready and join us for Harry Potter and the Sefton 4 Good Quiz night at Southport Market. Join us for a magical evening of wizardry and trivia at Sefton 4 Good's...

96% of UK public think terminally ill should have the right to choose assisted dying

THE latest research by Final Duties, the UK's most experienced probate brokers, has found that 96% of the UK public believe someone who...

 

Demand for exemption information grows as XL bully ban looms

BLUE Cross pet charity is calling on Defra to release information and access to the:- 'exemption portal' following its announcement of plans to ban XL bully type dogs by the end of the year. Owners have been given just 12 weeks...

 
 

 


 

 

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