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2024-01-30

 
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It will soon be the Year 4722

ON 10 February 2024, it will become the Year 4722 on the Lunar Calendar, or as it is more readily referred to in the UK:- 'Chinese New Year.' The Chinese calendar or Chinese lunisolar calendar is based on the concept of Yin Yang and astronomical phenomena, as movements of the 7 luminaries:- Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. As a result, Chinese New Year falls on different Gregorian calendar dates each year. Traditionally, the Chinese New Year is celebrated for 15 days, with the Lantern...

 

A Police investigation is now under way to determine the cause of a huge fire in Liverpool City Centre

A massive fire at an abandoned building within Liverpool's City Centre, on:- Saturday, 27 January 2024, pushed large plumes of smoke across the area and...

Christ The King Catholic High School in Southport:- 'incredibly proud' of Good Ofsted rating

CHRIST The King Catholic High School and 6th Form Centre in Southport is celebrating being recognised as a:- 'Good' School by Ofsted inspectors. The School, on Stamford Road in Birkdale, was also found to be:- 'Good' across the board, in all 4 main judgments...

A Wirral Indian restaurant is leading the way in vegan and gluten free options

A Wirral Indian restaurant is:- 'leading the way' in vegan and gluten free options. Karma Indian Food, in West Kirby, has dedicated vegan and gluten free menus; putting them way ahead of most other traditional Indian restaurants...

Health minister shown how work ready NHS professionals are developed

THE UK's Minister for Health and Secondary Care Rt Hon Andrew Stephenson CBE MP toured the University of Central Lancashire's School of Medicine and Dentistry to learn more about how its continued growth and...

 

Popular Comedy 'The Salon' Returns To St Helens With A New Sequel Starring Leanne Campbell

LADIES get your rollers at the ready, as 1 of St Helens Theatre Royal's most successful comedy plays is back with a brand...

Roberta Lee at Purple Rain in Southport

THE comedy character Roberta Lee is now performing and playing host to events at Purple Rain Lounge, in Southport. The venue is aiming to have regular live entertainment for diners to watch. We popped over to see Roberta Lee doing the first full show of 2024, at the venue, on:- 27 January...

Liverpool manufacturers invest £4.3m in tech with Made Smarter

SME manufacturers across Liverpool City Region have invested £4.3m in technology...

 

Beechgrove Garden stars heading to Southport

CAROLE Baxter and George Anderson of BBC's Beechgrove Garden are heading to Southport for this year's 100th Anniversary Show. Alan Adams, General Manager said:- "We can't wait to welcome Carole and George to this year's show. They will be here for 2 days, on:- Thursday, 15 August, until:- Friday, 16 August 2024, and will..."

 
 
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Closure of Pontins holiday parks: CMS Committee Chair writes to Britannia Hotels

THE Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Dame Caroline Dinenage MP, has written to the parent company of Pontins holiday parks, following the closure of the camps in Southport, Prestatyn and Camber Sands. The letter to Britannia Hotels Chief Executive Alex...

Could you represent the Liverpool City Region at the Miss England Contest?

IF you are unaware, Miss England is held every year to find the nations ONLY entry to Miss World and the Regional Qualifier title Miss...

CLA hosts Natural Capital Roadshows in the North West and North East

THE CLA (Country Land and Business Association) North team hosted 2 Natural Capital Roadshows, at:- J36 North West Mart Conference Centre, and at the Scotch Corner Hotel, which covered all aspects of Natural Capital in relation to land use. More than 130 members and guests attended the 2 roadshows covering the topic to gain a better understanding of the concept of 'natural capital' which...

Liverpool Legacy Redefines Eurovision

WITH just days to go until Liverpool officially hands over the Eurovision key to 2024 hosts Sweden, at the Insignia event in Malmö, on:- Tuesday, 30 January 2024; an official report has concluded that the City has revolutionised the hosting of the contest.  Ground breaking research has been carried out to understand the power and impact ...

 

Wirral music project taking artists to the next level

A Wirral music project is revolutionising the local music scene; offering artists and bands a fair deal and taking them to the next level. Events 471 is an exciting new events and artist development concept with an ethical ethos that has hosted no less that 15 events during its 1st...

Electric vehicle transition has stalled but can political will deliver benefits to UK

THE transition to electric vehicles (EVs) can deliver substantial environmental and economic benefits to the UK with appropriate support from:- Westminster and Whitehall, a University of Manchester...

All but 2 Regions see annual increase in recorded deaths

ALL but 2 Regions of England and Wales have seen an annual increase in recorded deaths in 2023 according to the UK's Office of National Statistics (ONS), with the highest increase of 2% recorded in the North East. The South East recorded the highest increase in the actual number of deaths, as 2023 saw the number increase...

Penalty fares DOWN 20% in 1st year since Government increased fine to £100, says Northern

THE 2nd largest train operator in the UK, Northern has seen a 20% drop in the number of penalty fares issued in the 1st year since the Government increased the fine to those travelling without a ticket to £100. The train operator issued:- 41,234 penalty...

 

Dobbies' colleague Ella Hanley with Ayla and Sophia Tuffaha (© Joel Chant)

2024's Free Children's February Holiday Workshop at Dobbies' Southport store
Photograph by Joel Chant..

FAMILIES in Southport will have the chance to take part in Dobbies' free February Holiday Workshop, keeping children aged 4-10 years busy during the half term. The February holiday workshop is taking place in Dobbies' Southport store throughout half...

Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour, 2024 UK & Ireland Tour is set to thrill on the big screen!

THE Banff Mountain Film Festival is bringing thrilling new adventure films to the big screen at venues around the UK and Ireland in 2024. With extreme skiing, mountain biking, climbing and more, the Banff Mountain Film Festival features 2 new collections of gripping action films from remote Regions of the globe....

Liverpool looks to private rented sector to help cut homelessness bill

ON Thursday, 25 January 2024, Liverpool City Council announced that the cost of placing people in temporary accommodation in Liverpool has risen by 10,000% in 5 years, with temporary accommodation costs rising from:- £250,000 in 2019, to a projected £25m by the end of this financial year (April...)

Bridging the gap - essential military bridging contract secures 300 UK jobs

THE British Army battlefield mobility will be bolstered in a new £150 million contract for military grade general support bridges which will secure 300 UK jobs. Stockport based company KNDS UK (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Nexter), which has a long history of manufacturing military...

 

Record number of Nurses and Midwives working in NHS

THERE are more Nurses and Midwives working in the NHS than ever before according to new figures published on:- 25 January 2024. NHS England data for October shows...

Care England calls on Government to spring into action

DESPITE record investment in the 2022 Autumn Budget, the social care sector is buckling at the knees. Care England's Spring Budget representation outlines a series of...

Government committed to MOT modernisation as consultation concludes

ON Thursday, 25 January 2024, the UK Government published its response to the consultation on updating MOT testing for cars, motorbikes...

Family Mediation Services will expand into:- Liverpool, The Wirral, Chester, Mold (North Wales), Runcorn, Ellesmere Port and Crewe

TALK, Listen, Change (TLC), the relationships charity...

 

UK STEM skills shortage 'at risk of growing' as low income parents fear for children's prospects

PARENTS have called for more high quality science and maths teachers as a new study reveals anxiety over the career prospects of children...

CLA sets out spring Budget recommendations

THE Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is calling for a permanent reduction in VAT for accommodation and attractions enterprises to boost rural tourism, ahead of the spring budget. The CLA...

The UK Government social care announcement is a sort term solution to a long term problem

ON 24 January 2024, Care England, the largest representative body of independent providers of adult social care within England, has welcomed the Government...

LGA responds to Joseph Rowntree Foundation UK Poverty report

RESPONDING to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's annual UK Poverty report, which finds that millions of people on the lowest incomes would need to double their income just to escape poverty, Cllr Pete..

 

LGA responds to new childhood obesity figures

THE Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr David Fothergill, has issued a comment on a study by the National Institute for Health and Care Research showing a rise in childhood obesity levels from pre-pandemic levels. In the...

LGA responds to Joseph Rowntree Foundation UK Poverty report

RESPONDING to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's annual UK Poverty report, which finds that millions of people on the lowest incomes would need to double their income just to escape poverty, Cllr Pete Marland, Chair of the Local Government Association's...

The UK Government social care announcement is a sort term solution to a long term problem

ON 24 January 2024, Care England, the largest representative body of independent providers of adult social care within England, has welcomed the Government announcement of a £500m social care bot. It is...

More than 80,000 new North West businesses in 2023, new R3 research shows

MORE than 80,000 start ups were launched in the North West in 2023, according to new research from R3, the UK's insolvency and restructuring trade body. R3's analysis of data provided by Creditsafe shows 80,404 firms were set-up in the North...

 

Southport and Formby Health's Enhanced Health in Care Homes Recognised as a Model of Excellence in NHS England Webinar

SOUTHPORT and Formby Health's commitment to delivering outstanding community health services was spotlighted on:- 19 January 2024, when Dr. Beth Pennington, GP lead for the Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) team...

 
 

 


 

 

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