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Publication Date:-
2024-01-16

 
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Purple Rain Lounge host:- 'Battle Of The Bands' 2024

IT was great to see another brilliant live music event at Purple Rain Lounge, in Southport, Merseyside. The venue located on Queen Anne Street, held the first of 3 'Battle Of The Band Heats' on 14 January 2024, hosted by Captain Kenny Legs, and The Bendy Boys, with the final due to take place on:- 9 February 2024. The next heats are on:- 23 January 2024 and 28 January 2024. This battle will only be won by votes cast by the crowd on the night...

 

A new service for mums, dads and families with new babies in St Helens

PARENTS in St Helens can access a Building Attachment and Bonds Service (BABS) in the area for the 1st time as part of Mersey Care NHS...

Kirkby line passengers to receive goodwill gesture

PASSENGERS who travelled on the Kirkby line in 2023 could be entitled to receive their money back as a gesture of goodwill announced by Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram. Now that services on the Kirkby line have progressed to 3 trains per hour, the Mayor...

Local Care Home gives back to their local emergency services

STAFF at Sutton Grange Care Home in Banks have opened up their doors to welcome...

Former Sefton 6th Form College Students release Liverpool based Comedy / Drama series:- "Birchall's Pints" on Amazon Prime Vide

2 former Sefton 6th Form College students, Conor O'Neil and Ethan Campbell, known...

 

LEAD IMAGE Mohammed Afzal, Birdman of Bank Top by Craig Easton.

Award winning showcase by Craig Easton to be displayed at Williamson Art Gallery

THE touring exhibition:- 'Craig Easton - Is Anybody Listening?' opens at Birkenhead's Williamson Art Gallery and...

Stark report outlines health challenges in Liverpool by 2040 and the actions needed to tackle them

IVERPOOL'S Director of Public Health is calling for radical; and systemic; changes to the way the City responds to health challenges to prevent reduced life expectancy and extended periods of ill health...

Stars join Northern mayors as they go head to head in charity DJ battle in Liverpool

ARTISTS, presenters and sporting legends including:- Rebecca Ferguson, Heather Small, John Barnes and Peter Reid are set to join Mayors Steve Rotheram and Andy...

Unbellievable work to restore historic Mersey Ferries fog bell

2 Liverpool City Region Combined Authority apprentices have renovated a 100 year old fog bell at Mersey Ferries Seacombe Terminal and reinvigorated a long forgotten practice. The Mersey Ferries fog bell, once used to help guide boats to shore in...

 
 
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HMRC make it an 'appy' New Year for jobseekers

WITH the New Year a popular time to change job, those seeking a career change can join the 1.2 million people a month already saving precious time with an essential app download for 2024. The...

University scholarship helps Wigan karate ace pursue international competition ambition

EDGE Hill student Grace Baron achieved her dream of competing in the karate equivalent to the Champion's League thanks to a university scholarship. Recently, Grace competed in the Karate...

Southport firm listed in UK Top 20

THE Alcedo Care Healthcare Group Home, based in Southport, has won an award for being 1 of the Top 20 large home care groups in the UK. With 762 home care groups and 11,848 home care providers in the UK, to be included in the Top 20 round up is an incredible...

Nice 'n' Naughty help football team dress to impress

BASED in Formby, Pines FC are a Sunday League football club that have been going for several years, but due to a lack of sponsorship, they haven't had a new kit for over 4 seasons. Nice 'n' Naughty...

 

Stay off the ice! As the country faces the big freeze, Dogs Trust Merseyside issues warning to dog owners

AS the Met Office issues cold weather warnings across the country, the UK's largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust...

Major new sponsor for Red Squirrel Survival Trust

TO coincide with Red Squirrel Awareness Day, on:- 21 January 2023, the charity responsible for looking after the interest of the UK's only native squirrel announces a major new sponsorship...

Liverpool Philharmonic to Hold Music Industry Careers Fest

LIVERPOOL Philharmonic will present its annual:- 'Music Industry Careers Fest' on:- Sunday, 4 February 2024, from:- 12pm to 6pm, delivered in collaboration with LIMF Academy with support from Culture Liverpool/SIF....

PCC writes to Policing Minister to voice concern over 'hugely damaging' cuts to Safer Streets funding

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has written an open letter to the Policing Minister expressing her disappointment & frustration...

 

Year 11 Pupils Invited to Discover the World of Healthcare in New After School Academy

HUGH Baird College is excited to announce the launch of its After School Healthcare Academy, specifically designed for Year 11 students with a keen interest in Health and Social Care. The Academy is not just another classroom experience; it's an interactive, hands on journey led by their expert team of lecturers, blending fun with real world...

People's Choice vote opens as BBC Question of Sport's Sam Quek is revealed as Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards host

THE public vote is now open to decide who will be honoured for their Outstanding Contribution to Culture at...

Recruiting now - North West Ambulance Service creates careers with heart

THERE'S more to North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) than its blue flashing lights and sirens. NWAS employs over 7,000 people across the Region in around 300 different roles, all with 1 thing in common; they care. Launching a brand new recruitment campaign:- 'Careers with Heart,' which is NWAS is showcasing the very people at the beating heart of the...

Should universal access to the Internet be a human right?

THE Internet has become essential for most of us in our everyday lives. It enables us to work, communicate and access important services, so this latest announcement, about UK high speed internet connectivity, is a a bit of good news for a change. In a press release, sent to us from the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, they have just announced that 80% of the country now has access to high speed internet connectivity as the UK's...

 

Enter the Dragon! Celebrations at Chinatown with Culture Liverpool

PLANS are under way to stage Liverpool's biggest-ever Lunar New Year celebrations, not only to welcome in the Year of the Dragon, but also to...

ROSPA - Drive with added caution amid looming cold weather

WITH icy temperatures and 'disruptive' snow hitting large parts of Britain,  and parts of the UK still grappling with flooding, leading road experts The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has issued some vital road safety advice...

Government sets out wide ranging plans to improve career prospects for domestic care workforce

SOCIAL care staff will have better training, clearer career paths and improved job prospects thanks to Government plans to develop the domestic care workforce, has recently been set out. The Department of Health and Social Care has unveiled a package of measures that will reaffirm care work as a career, helping to recruit and...

Merseyrail network to benefit from toilet investment

CUSTOMERS on the Merseyrail network will soon be benefitting from an investment of more than £300,000 on fully refurbished toilet facilities, thanks to the roll out of a Stations' improvement plan.  Toilets at Liverpool Central will be completely renovated, while Moorfields, Bank Hall and Hightown will all get fully accessible new facilities. The existing toilets at Moorfields Station will also be...

 

Boohoo needs to clean up its act and they can start by recognising Usdaw as the union for their staff

RETAIL trade union Usdaw is again calling for discussions with online fashion retailer Boohoo about representation of their employees to ensure they are fairly treated. Usdaw represents workers at Boohoo's warehouse and call centre in Burnley along with the head office in Manchester, but the company continues...

Government seeks views on new pay scale for NHS nurses

THE Government has published a call for evidence to seek views on a new pay scale for nurses. It will collate feedback from across the health sector on the merits of a separate pay structure for nursing staff in the NHS, considering both the risk and benefits of this approach. The Government has heard the concerns of nursing staff and their representatives about the challenges they...

Liverpool woman sentenced after dead cats found in rubbish strewn house

A woman from Liverpool has been fined and given a community order after her 2 cats, Ernie and Mags, were found dead inside a rubbish strewn house. Mandy Swash, (DOB: 02/09/1970) of Rosedale Avenue, Liverpool, was sentenced at Liverpool Magistrates' Court, on:- Thursday, 4 January 2024, following a previous hearing...

Who benefits? New report shoots down myths used by 'big ag' to make billions at expense of animals, people and planet

BENEFACT Group's Movement for Good Awards is back. Now in its 6th year, the awards are giving residents in Merseyside the opportunity to nominate a charity of their choice to receive £1,000. The Movement for Good Awards will once again see more than £1million donated to charities up and...

 


 

 

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