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The 20th Edition of the world famous BTR Liverpool Santa Dash 5K and 1K Mini Dash 2023 - Part 1 of 2

2023 marked the 20th staging of the BTR Liverpool Santa Dash 2023, that is now probably the most festive fun run in the World! As you can see the weather was not going to put off the 6,000+ runners, and that was just the 5k... With most of the UK in snow and ice, Liverpool's world famous festive fun run had to make do with fake snow on the finish line, but it still made for some fantastic photos! Nearly all the runners were dressed in red or...


Southport Charity Vehicle Christmas Light Parade 2023

DESPITE the weather around the UK the biggest Charity Vehicle Christmas Light Parade within the North West still took place, on 3 December 2023. Sadly, due to the extreme weather conditions on other...

Formby Christmas Festival 2023

ON Saturday, 2 December 2023, the Formby Christmas Festival was held at Formby Pool. The event was backed by Formby Parish Council and the Mersey Cats and aimed to bring some Christmas magic to the Village. Sadly, weather...

Book the babysitter, this a panto just for grown ups!  Age Restriction - 18+

Theatre Review of the Festive Adult Production by City Theatre - “The Scouse Genie.”

RUNNING at Liverpool’s Hope Street Theatre, from:- 29 November to 2 December 2023, was the latest production by Liverpool’s City Theatre, called:- "The...”

Young authors celebrated at Bootle Children's Literary Festival!

YOUNG people across Sefton were invited to take part in a competition and use their imagination to write modern fairy tales, rewrite fables and...


Senior NHS leader takes innovation Chair role

A Senior Leader with 38 years' experience in the NHS has taken over as Chair of Health Innovation North West Coast. Louise Robson has spent 26 years on the boards of NHS organisations. She was Chief Executive, at Stockport NHS...

Life changing LGBTQ+ research project wins Knowledge Exchange award

THE University of Central Lancashire's Creative Mental Health Framework (CMHF) has won the top award in the:- 'Supporting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion through Knowledge Exchange' category of the PraxisAuril KE Awards 2023. A Creative Mental Health research project, focussed on improving the...

Leading Liverpool education project has HEARTS of gold

AN innovative Liverpool education project that supports some of the City's most vulnerable children has won a teaching:- "Oscar" this weekend. The Liverpool HEARTS Project Team, which is led and funded by Liverpool City Council's Virtual School in partnership with Hope School, received a prestigious gold Pearson National Teaching...

"All aboard" as Liverpool City Region's Mayor announces return of the Night Bus

CHRISTMAS has come early for passengers travelling between Liverpool and the Wirral after Mayor Steve Rotheram announced that the highly anticipated Night Bus will return from next week. Late night revellers and shift workers will soon be able...

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Letter to Editor:- "Freshfields Animal Rescue launches our Christmas Appeal; Hope for the Hopeless."

"WE are facing unprecedented demand for spaces in our rescue centres. Sadly people are struggling financially to care for their animals more than ever before, due to..."

Northern appoints new Manager to run Allerton Depot in Merseyside

NORTHERN has appointed Garry Bartie as the new TrainCare Centre Manager of its Allerton Depot, in Merseyside. Bartie, from Flint in Flintshire, currently works for the train manufacturer CAF and will join the team in January 2024. Bartie, who...

Dogs Trust Merseyside issues advice to keep dogs warm and safe during cold spells

AS the temperature begins to drop, and snow and freezing weather is set to hit parts of the UK, Dogs Trust Merseyside is urging owners to follow some simple steps to keep their dogs safe and warm this winter. While many people enjoy a winter stroll, the cold weather poses several risks...

Our Eurovision Coverage - Part 3

NORTHERN has rolled out a new cleaning product which will leave its train interiors clean enough to eat from; and cut down on plastic waste.  The train operator will now use:- 'Clean Zero'; a chemical free cleaner created by re-engineering water in a 7 stage filtration process; across its fleet of 345 trains.  Created by global innovator 2San, its...


Legendary Liverpool Art Rockers Deaf School at Mountford Hall

MARKING 50 years since the band's inception, Liverpool's own legendary art rockers; DEAF SCHOOL; are set to return to their hometown fo...

Council Tax single person discount accounts to be reviewed

LIVERPOOL City Council will be carrying out a review of households that receive a 25% single person discount to make sure that everyone is paying the correct amount of Council Tax.  There are currently 92,000 households that receive the discount. Usually it is given to households where there is only 1 adult over the age of...

Councils pilot net zero projects with £19 million Government backing

A new £19 million pilot programme will help selected Councils unlock private investment, speed up their efforts to tackle climate change and help the UK reach its net zero target....

Funding secured to help deliver data led approach to tackling inequalities

LIVERPOOL City Council's public health team has secured £5 million of national funding to deliver a data-led approach to tackling inequalities. The money, from the Department of Health and Social Care, through the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), will be used to create a Health Determinants Research Collaboration (HDRC)....


Our Eurovision Coverage - Part 3

EDGE Hill University has launched a new Research Centre to progress the use of sport and physical activity to improve mental health. The Centre for Mental Health, Sport and Physical Activity Research (CMSPR) is the latest development in Edge Hill's high quality mental health research which has world leading impact...

Merseyside Opticians Run 10K For Alzheimer's UK

STAFF members from a Merseyside opticians took part in Tatton Park's 10k run to...

Alcedo Care adds residential young people's services to portfolio

CONTINUING to evolve and expand, Alcedo Care Group has added Residential Young People's Services to its...

New taskforce to tackle criminal rogue landlords

LIVERPOOL City Council is launching a taskforce to go after rogue landlords involved in criminality who exploit vulnerable tenants. The Council has secured £2 million from a Department for...


Hugh Baird University Alumnus, Jennifer Colas, Opens New Photography Studio in Pamplona, Spain

JENNIFER Colas, a former student at Hugh Baird University Centre, has turned her dreams into reality with the opening of the Old...

BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2023 top 3 revealed

THE top 3 contenders for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2023 have been announced live on Blue Peter; each 1 recognised for their outstanding achievement in the world of sport this year...

Show Home Opens to House Hunters in Sefton

HOMEBUYERS are being invited to take a look inside a new show home now open in Sefton, Merseyside. Persimmon has thrown open the doors to their new...

Formby based StemCellScousers Festive Fund Raising

THE Formby based StemCellScousers formed in 2015, by Kevin Dunne and his family, after the:- “Anthony Nolan Stem Cell Donor Register” found the only...



Are British frontline workers worse off than European peers, despite clocking up more hours; Cash strapped Christmas

BRITS are feeling the pinch more than their overseas counterparts, with 56% saying their wages barely cover living expenses compared to:- 39% of Germans, 31% of Nordic workers (Sweden, Denmark...

Derry Mathews Academy CIC to return with the City's largest free children's Christmas party this December

DERRY Mathews CIC FREE Family Christmas party for 500 plus children from across the City returns for their 2nd year the event will again take place on 17 December 2023 in the...

Oranges and Candles Light the Way - Help bring hope to vulnerable children in Merseyside this Christmas

CHURCHES throughout Merseyside are holding a series of Christingle celebrations, with a focus on bringing hope and a sense of community to some of the UK's most vulnerable children. A number of services are being held throughout December and beyond. These events are open to all, aiming to raise crucial funds for children and young...

New Research Reveals Brits Prefer Traditional Phone Calls to Emails for Customer Support

FROM phone calls and email to web chats and social media, it's harder for businesses to know which channels to prioritise for customers. Now, new research from the leading technology based provider of communications services across Europe, Gamma Communications, suggests that voice calls should be...


Liverpool's VEC to deliver £5.1m innovation support programme for City Region's SMEs

A new partnership between the University of Liverpool's VEC (Virtual Engineering Centre), Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and Edge...

District Nurses step into Christmas for Palliative Care patient

WARM hearted District Nurses have ripped up the traditional calendar to provide a Christmas to remember more than a month early for 1 of their patients facing the uncertainty of a palliative...

Councils need support and funding for adult social care assurance process

THE new assurance process for Council adult social care services is time and energy intensive, interviews with the pilot Councils show. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents Councils in England and Wales is calling for a guarantee of adequate new burdens funding for the process, as well as sufficient advance notice of the assessments for Councils. With 5 pilots completed, the...

Are bungalows nearing extinction due to developer profit priorities?

NEW research from over 50's property specialists, Quickmove Properties, reveals that bungalow construction has dropped to account for just 1.2% of all new build completions, creating a void in the market that modern luxury bungalow style park homes are vying to fill. Quickmove Properties has looked at the changing rate of bungalow construction between 2000 and 2020, the current market...


Letter to the Editor:- "Pet Loss"

"WHILE Christmas is a wonderful time for many, for some it can evoke painful memories and grief over a lost member of the family, including..."

Historic leasehold reforms give more rights, powers and protections to homeowners

MILLIONS of homeowners in England and Wales will be given greater rights, powers...

Children's social care placements costing £10,000 plus rise sharply in 5 years

THE number of children's social care placements costing £10,000 or more per week has risen by over:- 1,000%, in 5...




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