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Publication Date:-
2023-12-18

 
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Formby Village Nativity 2023

THE annual Formby Village Nativity was held on:- Saturday, 16 December 2023, within the Formby Pool Gardens. The event is run by Churches Together, Formby, Altcar and Hightown, in partnership this year with both Make Noise and Make More Noise choirs. This years play was written and directed by...

 

And here I'll stay…Mayor signs contract to build new Mersey Ferry wholly in the Liverpool City Region

THE 1st new Mersey Ferry for more than 60 years will be built entirely within the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram has recently announced. Following more than a year of detailed...

Littlewoods Project to transform the former Littlewoods Pools building into a world class film and TV campus

WORK has officially started on the transformation project of the transform the iconic former Littlewoods Pools building, on Edge Lane, into a world class film and TV campus...

Churchtown Primary School pupil wins Damien Moore MP's 2023 Christmas Card Competition

ON Friday, 8 December 2023, local Member of Parliament, Damien Moore, announced the winner of the annual Christmas Card Competition. In November, Primary Schools...

Red Squirrel Photograph of the Year competition 2024

A competition to photograph red squirrels; 1 of the UK's most endearing and loved animals, is again being sponsored by the Red Squirrel Survival Trust and, in addition to a cash prize, the overall winner's entry will appear on the front of the charity's...

 

Experience whooper swans like never before at this exclusive after hours event

LOOKING for that perfect Christmas gift for the nature lover in your life? Or want to treat yourself in the New Year? WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is returning with the popular floodlit swan evenings on most Tuesdays in January...

Hundreds more customer information screens installed across the Northern network as part of £14 million upgrade

CUSTOMER information has been improved at even more Rail Stations across the Northern network with the installation of more than...

HMRC awards £5.5 million in grant funding to voluntary and community groups

12 voluntary and community sector organisations have been awarded a share of £5.5 million to help customers who need extra support with their tax affairs, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced. The successful organisations offer a wealth of specialist knowledge and...

Lifestyles Centres options to be considered

THE 1st steps to transfer control of 2 of Liverpool's Lifestyles Centres could begin in the New Year. A report being considered by the Cabinet recommends the Council starts a process of seeking expressions of interest from external organisations to take over the running of Everton Park and Park Road Lifestyles. The 2 sites have been...

 
 
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All the team including:- Stephanie Massaglia (left) and Alicia Short are hoping their birthday and Christmas wishes come true for Hiro and he finds his forever home.

Dog returned to Dogs Trust after 7 years hopes that both birthday and Christmas wish comes true

WHEN Collie Cross Hiro was handed over to the team at Dogs Trust Merseyside in the dark days of January this year, the rehoming centre staff instantly recognised him. The...

Veteran set to crawl up Ben Nevis for charity

GINA Allsop, mental health campaigner and fundraiser for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, is set to crawl up the highest mountain in the United Kingdom to raise funds for the charity. On the 16 December 2023, Gina, and a group of other veterans, will be scaling the mountain on all fours to...

Tag your tap to prevent a water emergency this winter

NORTH West England households are being urged to tag their stop tap this winter as part of the Met Office's WeatherReady campaign. As households up and down...

Liverpool City Region Investment Zone funding to be doubled to £160m

FUNDING for Liverpool City Region's Life Science Investment Zone is to be doubled to £160m and its benefits extended from 5 to 10 years, under revised plans to be discussed by the Combined Authority.  The Investment Zone is due to start operating in spring next year and is...

 

Alcedo Care's Christmas Toy Appeal in Southport

ALCEDO Care's Christmas toy appeal has arrived in Southport, with 5 of its Merseyside-based branches currently collecting new toys for Alder Hey Children's Hospital. The Alcedo teams in Southport, Wirral, Liverpool...

A 'library of the future' and a Police safety scheme have helped revitalise a Liverpool high street

SPELLOW Library, on County Road, has been transformed from a dated 1960s building into a digitally connected facility with meeting rooms, laptops and advice offered about employment, skills, benefits and the cost of...

North West Ambulance Service sends out a reminder about repeat prescriptions

AS Christmas approaches, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is calling on the public in Cheshire and Merseyside to plan ahead and ensure they have an ample supply of...

Liverpool 1 says it will buck all national trends this Christmas

LIVERPOOL 1 is predicting its busiest ever Christmas as sales head for an all time high, according to new figures. And, retail bosses say they will buck all national trends on Merseyside. Already this year, sales are up by almost...

 

Bringing partners together to prevent and respond to abuse by young people towards their parents and carers

MERSEYSIDE'S Violence Reduction Partnership has united with partners from across the Region to focus on tackling and preventing the often still hidden issue of parents and carers being...

Finalists revealed in the 5th annual Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards

JUDGING has taken place ahead of this year's Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards, with the independent panel sending a total of 47 people and organisations through to the final of the competition....

1 for the Christmas party Whatsapp group - Northern shares quick reference guide to its:- 'last trains home' from Liverpool Lime Street Station

PEOPLE attending Christmas parties in Liverpool are being encouraged to share a quick reference guide to:- 'last trains home' with their fellow partygoers. Produced by...

Mayor accelerates growth of high tech brake manufacturer with £13.2m investment

A Knowsley based company that manufactures carbon ceramic brakes for high performance and premium vehicles is set to expand thanks to a £13.2m investment from Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram's...

 

New trains roll out begins on Southport Hunts Cross line

THE Liverpool City Region's new publicly owned trains will begin the final stage of their phased roll out this week, Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced.  These state of the art trains will now be gradually enter passenger service on the:- Southport to Hunts Cross line (Northern Line). Mayor Rotheram said:- "I know..."

Elan kits out School football team in Southport

A School football team in Southport is sporting a new kit thanks to sponsorship from Elan Homes. The homebuilder has helped kit out the girls' team at Churchtown Primary School with a donation towards their fundraising. The School is around a mile from Elan's new homes at Balmoral Gardens. Elan Regional Sales Director...

Meet the Lancashire farmer who is growing climate friendly food, nurturing nature and feeding the nation

A young Lancashire farmer, with a passion for productive farming and the environment, is making improvements to bolster wildlife and habitat....

The Parent (Ticket) Trap - 11 hour parents effectively packing a £100 penalty fare in their own child's lunchbox

NORTHERN has appealed to parents across the Region not to send their children off to catch the train to School on the promise of sending them a ticket for their journey...

 

Nation's largest dog census reveals the dogs we just Labradore

WHEN it comes to the nation's favourite dog breed, Labradors still top the table, according to the UK's biggest survey of dog owners, Dogs Trust's National Dog Survey.  Earlier this year, Dogs Trust asked dog lovers across the UK to tell them about their pets, and over 244,000 people responded, revealing information about almost 350,000 dogs.  Although the...

New sexual health strategy launched for Liverpool

A new approach to improving access to sexual and reproductive health services in Liverpool has been launched. Liverpool's sexual health services for people of all ages and needs are now more joined up than ever before, following a process of partner workshops and resident engagement. The changes will mean users will see improvements in testing and treatment ...

Formby's Carol Wagon 2023

THE Formby Rotary Club's Electric Carol Wagon made its way through the Village again this year, raising money for local charities, and spreading some Christmas magic along the way.  The last to areas the iconic Christmas attraction can be seen will be on:- Wednesday, 20 December 2023, in the Deansgate area, starting 18:00, and the last stop will be in a fixed location near the Formby Village Christmas Tree, on Chapel

3G network shutdown could hit parking and other services

PARKING meters, alarm systems and telecare devices could be disrupted and left obsolete due to the upcoming switch off of 2G and 3G mobile networks, Councils have warned. All mobile operators have agreed with the Government to switch off 2G and 3G by 2033, as these services are being replaced by faster 4G and 5G technologies, although this means some older devices may no...

 

Impressive 6,100 Santa's Dash Round Liverpool To Mark Milestone 20th Event For 2023

LIVERPOOL was transformed into a sea of red, blue, and mini Santas last weekend for the milestone 20th staging of the BTR Liverpool Santa Dash.   If you missed our 2 part coverage in the previous 2 editions, you can see them...

Early Christmas present for small businesses as Ofgem heeds FSB's calls for help ahead of winter freeze

UTILITIES remain a cost driver for a majority of small firms, according to recent FSB research; comment from FSB Merseyside and Cheshire The gas and electricity regulator Ofgem has heeded FSB's calls to help struggling small firms this winter in proposals that would see the gap in treatment between domestic and business customers reduced and action taken against utilities companies with poor customer service. FSB has...

Letter to Editor:- 'This Christmas children can't wait in Liverpool for better mental health support'

"AS the nights draw in, children across Liverpool will be waiting to see their loved ones, waiting for the joy of opening a stocking. But many of those who are suffering with anxiety or depression are simply waiting to be seen and heard. While Schools can provide vital support for young people, right now they are overstretched. In England:- 1 in 6 children aged:- 5 to 16 were identified by NHS Digital as having a probable mental health condition..."

New research reveals 39% of Brits have chosen to eat Christmas dinner alone

TRAVELLING alone has surged in popularity over the years. Be it a mini break or a long haul holiday, Brits are getting joy from seeking out the comfort and solitude of their own company whilst away, and new research by HomeExchange* shows this doesn't stop just because it's Christmas... In fact, quite the opposite! As the prospect of family members from near and far descending upon us gets ever closer, we can reveal that 30% of Brits say they would love to go on a solo holiday over the festive...

 

6.5% increase in Council funding

IN response to the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement of 6.5% for 2024/25, Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive...

Home to School transport consultation proposed

LIVERPOOL City Council's Cabinet will be debating whether to begin a consultation over changes to...

7 out of 10 employees are unaware of new day 1 right to request flexible working

A new survey from Acas has found that 70% of employees are not aware that they will...

UK road safety progress has come to a grinding halt

THE United Kingdom is lagging behind other European countries when it comes to road safety progress in...

 

North West shopworkers speak out about violence, threats and abuse

RETAIL trade union Usdaw is asking customers to:- 'keep your cool' as the busy pre- Christmas shopping gets underway, which will...

What not to leave under the tree this Christmas

THE latest research by finance experts, RIFT, has revealed what not to ask Santa for this Christmas, as some popular gift ideas have climbed in price by as much as 15% compared...

"Racism is real" Black and Asian bereaved parents reveal barriers to safe maternity care

THE Listening Project report, by the UK's leading baby loss charity Sands, highlights barriers, biases and poor care that may be contributing...

 

 


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