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Marshside Brass Band brings Christmas Cheer to Peets Place Churchtown

THE popular fishmonger, Peets Place, on Cambridge Road, Churchtown. The store sells a massive range of fish, including catches from Southport's fishermen and shimmers, allowing...


Formby Luncheon Club Celebrates Christmas 2023

ON Christmas Day, 25 December 2023 the Formby Luncheon Club brought some Christmas cheer to residents of Sefton, by holding a Christmas Party. With a full Christmas Dinner, Quiz, free raffle, and music by Ellie and supported by her little sister Anne. We...

Did you see Santa on our Merseyside Santa Watch Webcam 2023?

THIS year, wind and rain proved to be an issue for Father Christmas as he travelled over England and it was also a problem for our webcam, but we managed to capture his hat on our night vision webcam... Our Merseyside Santa Watch webcam was again part of the webcam network on the...

Over 10 thousand people across the North West supported through community Christmas initiative

22 organisations across the North West have come together to deliver Sovini's Big Community Christmas, an initiative which has seen over 10k people receive vital support during the festive...

Mayor Steve Rotheram's cost of living support scheme writes off £3m in personal debt

A scheme launched by Mayor Steve Rotheram to support people hardest hit by the cost of living crisis has helped people to write off personal debts totalling £3m in its 1st 9 months. Mayor Rotheram launched Mind and Money at the start of 2023 to target...


VisitBritain publishes inbound tourism forecast

ON 20 December 2023 VisitBritain published its tourism forecast for 2024 showing an increase in inbound visits and spend overall to the UK compared...

Damien Moore MP welcomes Neil Walsh of The Windmill Pub to No. 10 as Southport's Local Community Safety Champion

LOCAL Member of Parliament for Southport, Damien Moore, welcomes The Windmill Pub Landlord Neil Walsh to...


Edge Hill University students and staff spread festive cheer by supporting local charities

STUDENTS and staff at Edge Hill University have been spreading festive cheer by donating gifts to local...

New report on the future of work attracts attention of UK Parliamentarians

A new online report exploring the impact of the Pandemic, an ageing workforce and new technology on work, and setting out evidence led policy recommendations from University of Manchester researchers on the best way...

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CLA urges responsible disposal of general and DIY waste this Christmas

THE Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is calling on householders to support the battle against fly tipping, by thinking twice about how they dispose of...

Edge Hill University is Gold for Student Experience in TEF Rating

EDGE Hill University has been awarded the highest possible rating of gold for providing an outstanding student experience, and silver overall in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The...

Action to stub out smoking in taxis

LIVERPOOL City Council's Licensing Enforcement Officers have this year issued 98 fixed penalty notices (FPNs) to taxi drivers smoking in their vehicles. It has been an offence to smoke (in a smoke free place) since the introduction of the Health Act 2006, and the Council has made an extra effort this...

Review of local media in the UK

THE UK regulator Ofcom has set out details on the range of evidence it will gather to inform its review of local media in the UK.  As more people go online for local news and information, local media providers; including the BBC; are having to adapt their local offerings beyond traditional...


Government sets ambitious target to grow rail freight by at least 75%

EVEN more vital goods will be transported across the UK by rail, following an ambitious target announced by Transport Secretary, Mark Harper, to grow rail freight by at least 75%. From delivering food...

Group - InsureTaxi Branch Director Karl Garcia - (right) with team leader Ian Brooks, sales executives Lauren Burdell and Ben Pilgrim and collection organiser Jo Birch Group - InsureTaxi Branch Director Karl Garcia - (right) with team leader Ian Brooks, sales executives Lauren Burdell and Ben Pilgrim and collection organiser Jo Birch

Taxi insurers steer Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal in Southport

STAFF at a Southport insurance company have given a bumper boost to the Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal for a 3rd year running. Team mates at InsureTaxi on Leicester Street collected more than £300 worth of toys to hand over to the charity to distribute to Southport youngsters...

Simpler Road signs to protect Small Animals and boost safety

HEDGEHOGS and other small animals will be better protected on English roads under rule changes announced on:- 22 December 2023 that will make it easier for local authorities to put up wildlife warning signs. The current hedgehog sign will be...

Stars of Sleeping Beauty visited with families and staff at the:- 'home away from home' at Alder Hey
Photograph by Ronald McDonald

THE cast of the M&S Bank Arena's panto Sleeping Beauty made an extra special visit to surprise the families staying at the free:- 'home away from home' accommodation...


Children bring musical joy to local care home

HEAVENLY voices rang out at Sutton Grange Care Home as the community came together to celebrate Christmas with a carol concert led by children from Banks St. Stephens C of E Primary School. The children...


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