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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:-
2024-02-15

 
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Liverpool welcomes in Year 4722 - Part 1

LIVERPOOL held its annual Chinese New Year celebrations on  Sunday,  11 February 2024, with dragon, unicorn, and lion dancing, plus lots more... This event is the biggest Chinese New Year Celebration in the UK and that shouldn't be a surprise, as Liverpool's Chinese Community is the oldest Chinese Community in Europe, and currently the 2nd biggest in the world, outside of China. This years event was put on with the Liverpool Chinese Business Association and Liverpool City Council...

 

Southport welcomes in Year 4722

ON 9 February 2024, Southport's Chinese Community started the annual Chinese New Year celebrations, with Lion and Dragon Dancing, plus Martial Arts Displays. Sadly, unlike in Liverpool, this year's celebrations were messed up by issues around traffic control. In previous years, the Police would block off the...

ROSPA - Drive with added caution amid looming cold weather
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JOLLYES, the Pet People, was delighted to support this year's Southport Mad Dog 10k run which saw hundreds of runners race around the picturesque seaside Town on:- Sunday, 4 February 2024. Jollyes provided headline sponsorship in a welcome boost for the 13th annual Mad Dog 10k, which has consistently been named...

BAE Systems recruiting for 2,700 apprenticeships and graduate roles

BAE Systems is looking for future leaders who can play a role in shaping some of the world's most important services that help enable our armed forces and protect national security. BAE Systems invested approximately £180m in education, skills and early careers activities, in the UK, in 2023, and opened 2 multi-million pound state...

Thousands to benefit from Mayor's £11m Skills Bootcamps

THOUSANDS of residents in the Liverpool City Region will be given the chance to retrain and upskill for the future after Mayor Steve Rotheram and the Combined Authority secured £11.2m to provide free Skills Bootcamps. The new investment will be used to train 2,500 people over the next year in areas such as...

 

Un'waver'ing success for Mersey Ferries

MERSEY Ferries announces continued success of its River Explorer Cruise, following a boost in visitors to the popular attraction. Tickets sales increased by more than 12% in Summer 2023, beating those of pre-pandemic levels, and securing the iconic Ferries...

Pavement parking powers needed now, Councils urge

POWERS to ban pavement parking need to be extended to all areas across England to save lives and make our streets safer, more than 3 years after a Government consultation to introduce them ended, according to a new...

Merseyside unites behind new plan to drive forward the work to prevent serious violence

ORGANISATIONS across Merseyside will unite to launch a new plan to drive forward the work to prevent and reduce serious violence across our...

ITV This Morning Phil Vickery to attend

1 of Britain's favourite and well known Chefs confirmed for this year's line up. Phil Vickery will be returning to this year's show on:- Sunday, 18 August 2024, and cooking live in the Cookery Theatre, sponsored by Lancashire...

 
 
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Ask your questions about policing in Merseyside

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is inviting people to submit their questions for the Chief Constable and her senior team as she prepares for her next public Scrutiny Meeting. Emily Spurrell is responsible for holding the Chief Constable, Serena Kennedy, to account for delivering on her policing and community safety priorities...

It's Lights, Camera, 'Action!' for new film and TV training programme

LIVERPOOL City Council's Film Office is looking for people who want to kickstart their career in film and TV, by joining:- 'Action,' a brand new skills initiative. Over the next 3 years, the Film Office aims to support around 1,000 people into the industry by delivering an innovative, free to access...

Liverpool City Region donates hundreds of unused PCs, laptops and monitors to digitally excluded people

LIVERPOOL City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram's Combined Authority has given hundreds of retired desktop computers, laptops and monitors to a charity scheme for digitally excluded people. It is the 1st authority outside London to sign up to the National Device Bank; a recycling network...

Damien Moore MP welcomes £150,000 Government investment into The Atkinson and Waterside Lodge

LOCAL Member of Parliament, Damien Moore, welcomes the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announcement of a £150,000 Youth Investment Fund (YIF), with funds being provided to the:- Atkinson and Sefton North District Scouts...

 

Marie Curie needs people of Lancashire to spring into action and volunteer for this year's Great Daffodil Appeal

EVERYONE deserves expert care and support at the end of life and that's why Marie Curie, the UK's leading end of life charity, is calling on the residents of Lancashire to support its Great Daffodil Appeal this March by giving...

£45 million investment to drive breakthroughs in brain scanners, navigation systems, and quantum computing

ACCELERATING the use of quantum technology to improve healthcare, energy, transport and more has received a major boost as Science Minister Andrew Griffith announces £45 million of investment. The projects...

Liverpool's night time purple reign continues

LIVERPOOL is celebrating securing prestigious Purple Flag status again; taking its reign in to a 14th successive year. The award is a recognition of the City's commitment to creating a dynamic, secure, and vibrant evening and night time economy. Purple Flag; similar to the Blue Flag for beaches and Green Flag for Parks...

The Grand in Southport to host International Women's Day celebration

THE Grand in Southport, in association with Hatter's Digital Agency, will host a glamorous afternoon of celebration for International Women's Day 2024. Guests will enjoy lunch, live music, and inspirational speeches at this fabulous celebration of equality on:- Friday, 8 March 2024, between:- 12pm and...

 

Rollout of electric vehicle chargepoints to be accelerated

NEW measures to support electric vehicle drivers from the Government's Plan for Drivers have launched, including:- grants for Schools, cash for Councils and new proposals to boost chargepoint numbers. Technology and...

Northern Trains is offering skills for life to even more railway apprentices

NORTHERN Trains is seeking more talented people to join its 7,000 strong workforce and gain skills for life through its highly popular apprenticeship scheme. The search for new apprentices started at the National Apprenticeship...

Hero Dads Announce New Charity Trek

3 bereaved fathers who set out to achieve something positive following the tragic suicides of their daughters have announced a 3rd national charity walk. The 3 Dad Walking, who have already raised more than a million pounds for the North West based charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide...

City's 'Home of Eurovision' to Host Epic Grand Final Screening Party!

LIVERPOOL Loves Eurovision, and so if you can't get to Sweden this May, the only other place to be is here! Malmö on the Mersey is the ultimate Grand Final...

 

PCC sets out plans to protect Merseyside Police from £8.5m funding blackhole caused by Government shortfall

MERSEYSIDE'S Police and Crime Commissioner has set out her plans to protect Merseyside Police from a £8.5m blackhole caused by insufficient Government funding. Emily Spurrell says years of austerity have...

Liverpool Chef aims to become Chef Of The Year for the 2nd year running!

A Liverpool Chef has been shortlisted for Chef Of The Year at the British Kebab Awards for the 2nd year running, after winning the award in 2023. Turkish...

New Children and Young People Cancer Taskforce launched to save lives

CLINICIANS, charities, patient groups and the Government are on a joint mission to combat childhood cancer through a new taskforce. The Children and Young People Cancer Taskforce, to be chaired by Dame Caroline Dinenage MP, aims to improve how we detect, treat and care for children with cancer, and will discuss how to save lives and deliver world leading cancer services. While rare cancer is the leading cause of death in children aged:- 1 to 14, and 1 of the biggest causes of death in young people in...

Prevent poverty risk by extending vital Household Support Fund

COUNCILS are urging the Government to extend 1 of its most essential schemes to help protect vulnerable households in the country. The Household Support Fund (HSF), which has provided £820 million in Government funding for local welfare support over the past year, is set to end on 31 March 2024. The fund has been used to help millions of households facing hardship, who would otherwise have struggled to buy food, heat their home or go without other essentials. More than 8 out of 10 of the Councils that...

 

Live murder trial show returns to Liverpool with new case after 5 star reviews

THE UK's biggest and best live murder trial show:- 'Murder Trial Tonight,' returns to Liverpool over:- Saturday...

The North West is boosting UK security with £3.06 billion spend annually

DEFENCE spending with UK industry by the Ministry of Defence in The North West currently tops £3 billion...

Theatre in the Rough Launches Leadership Lab to Empower Young Arts Leaders

LIVERPOOL'S Theatre in the Rough is launching Leadership Lab, a free initiative focusing on skills development and...

Solving the annual £3bn recruitment and retention cost to Adult Social Care providers

SHADOW Minister Bill Esterson MP has met local apprentices working on a housing development in...

 

 

Liverpool woman sentenced after dead cats found in rubbish strewn house

CARE England, the largest representative body of independent providers of Adult Social Care in England, has today launched an end to end solution to help care providers and Local Authorities solve...

 

 


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