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Publication Date:-
2023-12-11

 
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Formby Village plunged into darkness!

ON Saturday, 9 December 2023, a power cut affected the L37 and L38 postcode areas, caused by the high voltage power supply from the National Grid being affected by Storm Elin's high winds. The National Grid 1st became aware of the issue at around:- 5.29pm, and engineers then got sent out to find and fix the fault as quickly, and as safely as possible. Due to the failure of the National Grid's network within the area, street lighting, traffic lights, and also homes and businesses got plunged into darkness, except for...

 

Mayor supercharges plans to bring dozens of new electric buses to the Liverpool City Region

LIVERPOOL City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram is putting the pedal to the floor on his plans to expand the Region's zero emission bus fleet with the...

Planned freeze to bus fares and tunnels tolls for local residents

T-FLOW Tunnel tolls and bus fares are to be frozen for Liverpool City Region residents, under proposals to be considered on:- Friday, 15 December 2023's Combined Authority meeting. The price freeze is part of a bid by the Mayor to help keep travel...

Dangerous attacks on Region's trains DOWN almost 90% as risk of being:- 'caught on camera' far greater

THE number of dangerous attacks on trains operated by Northern is down almost 90% in the last 12 months, with the number of recorded incidents at just:- 8.  In 2023 the...

Landmark moment for scientists, researchers and businesses as UK association to £80 billion Horizon research programme officially sealed

THE UK's association to the world leading Horizon and Copernicus programmes has been officially sealed on...

 

Strumming Together in Festive Harmony

THE vibrant chords of 600 guitars will once again filled the iconic Great Hall, within St George's Hall, as it welcomed back the highly anticipated:- 'Big Guitar In' amidst the Christmas season on:- Wednesday, 6 December 2023. Organised by The Florrie, in collaboration with St George's Hall, Liverpool, the event...

Parenthood makes being environmentally friendly more challenging according to research

MUMS and Dads in the UK say the pressure of caring for their baby conflicts with their green credentials. 78% of parents believe that the pressure of parenthood makes sustainability more difficult...

Liverpool Philharmonic is bringing music into the community this Christmas

STUDENTS from Liverpool Philharmonic's In Harmony programme will be spreading some Christmas cheer next week with a series of musical performances in the community.  In Harmony is Liverpool Philharmonic's community based music...

Ropewalks revamp completed

HIGHWAYS contractors for Liverpool City Council have now finished a £5m programme to revamp 4 key streets in the heart of 1 the City Centre's nighttime hotspots. The City Council received £5m from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's Strategic...

 
 
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Ford Drivers Are Voted The Politest Car Users On UK Roads As Nearly ½ Judge A Driver By The Car That They Drive

A new nationwide study from webuyanycar has revealed the top pet peeves on UK roads with car users getting annoyed by fellow road users an...

NHS Midlands radiology training gets £1.28million AI upgrade

PATIENTS and clinicians across the Midlands; and potentially across England; are to benefit from a £1.28million AI upgrade to radiology training facilities at County Hospital in Stafford. NHS England - Midlands provided the funding to develop a new training model at the...

Hugh Baird College Celebrates Student Selection for Exclusive Scholarship

HUGH Baird College is thrilled to announce that several of its students have been selected for a prestigious career kick-starting scholarship with Denholm Logistics Group. This year, the programme saw an impressive number of applicants, with 44 students expressing their interest in advancing their careers through scholarship...

More than 10,000 drivers were arrested in 2022 for drink driving during the festive season

MORE than 10,000 drivers were arrested in 2022 for drink driving offences during the festive season. And new data reveals how drivers in London, Northern Ireland and West Yorkshire were some of the worst offenders during festivities. That's according to Confused.com, who asked...

 

'Oh Me Oh My' this Christmas in Liverpool

THIS Christmas:- 'Oh Me Oh My' have got 2 incredible festive events happening in December. With the season of all things glittery and merry now in full swing, their:- 'Santa's Meet And Greet' is taking place across select...

People in less affluent areas have lower levels of tree cover and higher risk of health problems from poor air quality, new online "tree equity" map reveals

AN online map which for the 1st time shows inequalities in urban tree cover across the...

Northern branches out with new GPS technology to successfully battle autumn leaf fall

NEW GPS tracking on Northern trains has been used successfully to make autumn conditions even safer by flagging leaf fall hotspots...

NHS releases latest mental health medicines statistics

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has released its latest Medicines Used in Mental Health (England) report, now including new data from:- July to September 2023. The data is presented over a rolling 5...

 

Eye catching shopfronts, cycle track and new life for a disused pub as Mayor's Town Centre Fund revamps Wirral high streets

TOWN Centres in Liscard and New Ferry have been revitalised thanks to Mayor Steve Rotheram's Town Centre Fund. Liscard was given £500,000 to help regenerate the centre and stimulate growth with business and...

Sleep crisis in North West discussed in Westminster and University of Manchester

THE University of Manchester has co-hosted a high profile gathering of parliamentarians and sleep specialists to examine the problem of sleep disorders in the North West, which a recent SIMBA survey identified as the most sleep...

Hugh Baird College partners with Autotech Academy to fuel automotive careers

HUGH Baird College has partnered with Autotech Academy, enhancing the career prospects of newly qualified automotive technicians and creating a clear, direct route into employment for its students. Bridging the gap between education and industry, Autotech Academy creates...

Alcedo employees in Southport help raise more than £4k for Wigan and Leigh Hospice with skydive

A fearless team of 7 employees from Alcedo Care Group, including 3 from Southport, faced their fears to take part in a charity skydive raising more than £4,000 for Wigan and Leigh Hospice. Providing valuable physical...

 

Mayor Steve Rotheram extends pilot scheme to train further education tutors across Liverpool City Region after successful 1st year

A pioneering scheme to train further education (FE) tutors across the Liverpool City Region is to be extended after 34 students successfully completed the 1st year. The...

Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership launches new website

THE Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership has launched a new website, making it easier for communities to find out more about its vital work to prevent and reduce serious violence across our Region....

Dogs Trust delivers Christmas hope to people experiencing homelessness across Liverpool

THE Christmas elves at Dogs Trust, the UK's largest dog welfare charity, are busy getting ready to spread Christmas cheer across Liverpool by delivering gifts to the canine companions of people experiencing...

Doctor Who fans toast show's 60th Anniversary with fan favourite Peter Purves

THE University of Central Lancashire is holding special event to celebrate many connections it has with the longest running science fiction series in the world Fans of Doctor Who were given the opportunity of commemorating the TV show's 60th Anniversary in the company...

 

The Southport Eastern Access Improvement Scheme Public Engagement / Consultation Extended

A Public Consultation being run by Sefton Council looking at improving the streets and transport network, throughout the whole of the Borough of Sefton, includes a plan to...

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

THE 20th BTR Liverpool Santa Dash was held on:- Sunday, 3 December 2023, with 6,000+ runners taking part in the main event. This is Part 2 of our coverage. You can see our video coverage and lots more...

Support 97,000 jobs in the North West with a Christmas pint

NORTH West residents raising a Christmas pint should enjoy the taste of supporting 97,000 local jobs in breweries, bars and supply chains which pay £1.7 billion in wages and contribute nearly £3 billion to the economy, data from the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) reveals....

It's the most wonderful deadly time of year - December sees highest weekly death rate

RESEARCH by Final Duties, the UK's most experienced probate brokers, reveals that more people died in the week leading up to Christmas compared to any other week of the year in 2022, with...

 

Government's £40 million urgent and emergency care fund allocated to ease local winter pressures

THE Government has announced the allocation of a £40 million fund for local authorities to strengthen urgent and emergency care resilience and performance this winter. Local authorities...

Section 114 fear for almost 1 in 5 Council leaders and chief executives after cashless Autumn Statement

ALMOST 1 in 5 Council leaders and chief executives in England think it is very or fairly likely that their chief finance officer will need to issue a Section 114 notice this year...

 


 


 

 

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