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2024-01-23

 
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Purple Rain Lounge host Heat 2 of their 'Battle Of The Bands' 2024

WITH Storm Isha blowing hard around the UK, in Southport we popped into Purple Rain Lounge, on Queen Anne Street, in Southport, Merseyside, to sample the warm atmosphere and hear the bands performing in Heat 2 of the venues:- "Battle Of The Bands."  This was the 2nd night of the 3:- 'Battle Of The Band Heats,' with the final Heat to be held on:- 28 January 2024. Each heat sees the audience's favourite bands going through to...

 

Mayor recommends freezing Council Tax bill for 5th year running

LIVERPOOL City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram has recommended to freeze the Regional Council Tax precept for a 5th consecutive year to ease the ongoing cost of living pressure on local...

'Great Minds Think Differently' People diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) experience a wide range of strengths and challenges

GIVEN that the majority of individuals with autism naturally think in a more visual way, making art often unleashes a treasure trove...

From Hugh Baird College to Published Poet, Joanne Stenson Launches 'Relatable You'

FORMER Hugh Baird College Functional Skills English student Joanne Stenson is...

Latest investment in Mayor's Young Person's Guarantee to help thousands more young people into jobs or training

MAYOR Steve Rotheram's Young Person's Guarantee (YPG) has taken another...

 

Northern seeks the engineers of the future

ENGINEERING apprentices are being sought at 5 locations across the North of England to learn as they earn while working on and maintaining Northern's nearly 400 strong fleet of trains. These rare and exciting opportunities are likely to attract thousands of interested applicants and Northern is looking for candidates that have a:- "can do" attitude, are great at...

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority backs diabetic's mission to produce 'healthy and delicious' drinks with a £440,000 loan

A diabetic's mission to remove artificial sweeteners from soft drinks is being backed with a £440,000 loan, from the Liverpool City Region...

People on low incomes urged to check if they can get £150 energy bill discount

PEOPLE on low incomes could benefit from a £150 rebate on their energy bills; and are being urged to act now where they need to, so they can get the support before this year's scheme closes. The help is available to over 3 million households across Great Britain that are most at risk of fuel poverty, with many receiving the discount automatically. However, some customers in England and...

New data shows North West residents less likely to turn their heating on then other areas in the UK

AS the UK faces the coldest snap in more than a decade, new research from Cadent, the UK's largest gas distribution network, has revealed how 75% of people surveyed on low incomes are struggling1 to make ends meet, with people in the:- 25 to 34 year old...

 
 
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Are you ageist? People from the North West experience high levels of age discrimination as England's 1st ever anti ageism campaign launches

THE Centre for Ageing Better is launching Age Without Limits, a hard hitting new campaign highlighting the issue of ageism. With new data from the charity revealing almost a third of people in the North...

Red Squirrel Volunteer of the Year Award

WITH approximately 36,000 native red squirrels in England, Wales and Northern Ireland fighting for space, food and nesting sites against up to 2 million plus American greys, the work of the red squirrel conservation volunteers in these areas, who work tirelessly to protect them, is vitally important. Recognising the work of the 1000+ volunteers spread across...

Government to crack down on disruptive street works to cut congestion and improve roads

A crackdown on disruptive roadworks could cut congestion for millions of drivers and generate up to £100 million extra to resurface roads, as the 1st key measures from the Government's Plan for Drivers was delivered on:- Monday, 15 January 2024...

Mayor of Sefton opens new dementia care communities at Dale Park

IN Southport, HC-One's Dale Park Care Home was visited on:- 17 January 2024, by The Mayor of Sefton, Councillor June Burns, who cut the ribbon as the home launched their newly refurbished residential dementia care communities...

 

Southport Contemporary Arts Group exhibition:- 'Strands and Tangles

LAUNCHED in 2009, the Southport Contemporary Arts network was originally...

Deposit boost as Elan celebrates milestone in Southport

100 new homes in Southport have been sold and as the transformation of the former factory site continues buyers are being offered a deposit boost....

Sexual health services at breaking point due to rising demand

AHEAD of National HIV Testing Week, it has been reviled that of Councils have seen rates of gonorrhoea and syphilis increase since 2017; new analysis by the Local...

Organised shoplifting now among most common types of crimes against small firms, new research shows

TRADITIONAL crime, including organised shoplifting, drained more than £1,000 from over...

 

'Pay monthly' project pilots sustainable home, without the upfront cost

HOMEOWNERS looking to make their homes more sustainable and efficient could install:- a heat pump, solar...

Picton Street sees new lease of life following housing association acquisition

IN 2023, Pine Court Housing Association acquired 23 homes on Tunstall Street in a £3.2 million deal with Liverpool City Council. The once derelict....

Merseyside businesses announce support of youth restorative justice programme

AN L8 charity that runs a restorative justice programme for young people has announced a new partnership..

Craig Charles joins all star line up for Mayors' DJ Battle to tackle homelessness

THE UK Actor and DJ Craig Charles has joined an all star line up for Mayor Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham...

 

Should the UK worry about a growing 'presenteeism' culture within the workforce?

CURRENTLY we are hearing reports that there's a bad cough going around that makes you feel wretched and exhausted? With Covid19, the flu, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) made headlines, and the three viruses are already known to be...

PCC launches Region wide delivery plan to combat Modern Slavery and exploitation

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner will unite with partners to commit to a new Region wide strategy to drive forward the work to tackle Modern Slavery and exploitation in Merseyside...

Social care system in sustained crisis despite 'record Government investment,' report finds

UNSUSTAINABLE financial and workforce pressures are forcing adult social care providers to turn down new admissions and close services, as Government grants are not reaching the people who need them most. This is according to the 2023 Sector Pulse Check report, independent research...

Health Secretary announces new women's health priorities for 2024 at landmark summit

THE Health and Social Care Secretary has named problem periods, women's health research and support for domestic and sexual abuse victims among the Government's priorities for women's health in 2024. Speaking at the Women's Health Summit in central London to mark the 2nd year...

 

Tobacco and alcohol tax receipts fall at their sharpest rate in 20 years

THE latest analysis by finance experts, RIFT, has shown that the combined HMRC receipts received for both tobacco and alcohol duties declined at their sharpest annual rates in 2 decades last year. With...

Campaign to suspend Israel from international sports attracts over 33,000 supporters

A petition by Pan European movement DiEM25 demanding the immediate suspension of Israel from all international sports has gathered over 33,000 signatures within...

Barnardo's research aims to end misconceptions in Merseyside about becoming a foster carer

RESEARCH commissioned by children's charity Barnardo's has revealed that the campaign to recruit new foster carers in the North West...

 


 

 

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