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RNLI 200th Anniversary Flotilla on the River Mersey
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ON Monday, 4 March 2024, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) celebrate 200 years of saving lives at sea with a Anniversary Flotilla on the River Mersey. It was fitting the River Mersey was chosen for this very special event, as many people do not realise that the 1st recorded independent Lifeboat service was established in 1776, at Formby Point. This now long gone Lifeboat Station was taken over in 1824, with the foundation of the...


Global action required to combat antimicrobial resistance

URGENT worldwide measures are needed to tackle drug resistant infections which are expected to claim more lives over the next 25 years than the number of people...

Liverpool plays key role in new childhood vaccinations campaign

LIVERPOOL City Council's Public Health team has played a key role in devising a new multi media marketing campaign across England...

Sisterhood Soirée International Women's Day Pop Up Market & Walk With Unity Catwalk Show

JOIN us for a celebration of sisterhood at the Sisterhood Soirée Pop up Market, taking...

Making sense of Dementia

MANY people affected by dementia and family carers find it hard to know how to get details about the condition or where to go for support or services. As a result, those with the condition can experience huge difficulties, anxiety, isolation and...


Southport Contemporary Arts:- "Meet the SCA Artists and Makers"

MAKING a change from the celebrated exhibitions that have become a staple of....

Emergency appeal launched to help children on the brink of starvation in Ethiopia

INTERNATIONAL School feeding charity Mary's Meals is asking for urgent support in response to the spiralling hunger crisis in the Tigray...

A fast growing business in Southport is investing in its employees by paying for vital industry qualifications

UNITED Legal Assistance moved into its new home in the former Crown Post Office...

Northern employees given specialist training to help victims of:- 'unwanted sexual behaviour' on the railway

NORTHERN has established a network of specially trained staff to help victims of...

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Primary care patients in Sefton to benefit from a new initiative

SEFTON based Primary Care patients with a learning disability (LD), are to benefit from a new initiative designed to help them through some of the more intimate examinations that could...

Southern White Rhino Bayami celebrates her 1st Mother's Day with new calf

MOTHER'S Day on:- Sunday, 10 March 2024, will be an extra special day for 1 new mum at Knowsley Safari near Liverpool. Southern white rhino, Bayami, celebrates the day for the very 1st time...


Local Navy veteran runs London Marathon for military charity

ASHLEY Rutland, a Royal Navy Gulf War veteran from:- St Helens, Merseyside, is running the London Marathon in April to help support SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. He has promised that, if he reaches his fundraising total of £2,500, he will dye his hair blue...

The Peach House at Croxteth Park © Liverpool City Council

Funding boost for Liverpool's hidden horticultural treasure

ONE of the UK's oldest horticultural hidden treasures is set to get a new lease of life thanks to a vital funding boost. Following a successful bid which Liverpool City Council submitted to:- 'The National...'


GPs invest in trees and green space now to reduce pressure on the NHS
Photograph by Angus Murray - WTML

POLICYMAKERS must prioritise the environment to improve the health of the nation and ease pressure on the NHS...

Liverpool welcomes multi million pound investment

FUNDING boost; Left is the site of HEMISPHERE 1 in Paddington Village, in Kensington, and right, Great Homer Street Market in Everton. Liverpool City Council has welcomed a multi...

AstraZeneca to build £450m vaccine hub in Liverpool in boost for UK

ON 6 March 2024 the pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca outlined plans to invest £650 million in the UK; helping boost the UK's world leading Life Sciences sector and grow the economy. This...

The Art School Cellars Wins Coveted Award; Winner of People's Choice Spirits Award for Best Independent Bar 2024

THE Art School Cellars, on Sugnall Street, Liverpool is...


New cluster boards set to help drive growth in key sectors in the Liverpool City Region

THE Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has announced appointments to 3 new cluster boards...

Government confirms reduction in the intervention at Liverpool City Council

THE Government has confirmed a significant reduction in the intervention at Liverpool City Council, with the publication of revised...

DLUHC and RTPI work to tackle shortage of planning enforcement Officers in Councils

THE Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has supported the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) to address the critical...

Regional e-scooter trial extension gets the thumbs up from green mobility enthusiasts and time poor commuters

WITH over 30 local authorities across the UK weighing up the opportunity to extend and...


SCIS Group Launches Recruitment Drive to Boost Liverpool's Energy Efficiency Sector

SCIS Group, a leading provider of energy efficiency services, has announced the launch of an extensive recruitment campaign aimed at bolstering its workforce to support the delivery of its expanding operations, particularly in...

'Leap Dance Festival' Liverpool

LEAP Dance Festival will present 2 weeks, from:- 26 April to 10 May 2024, of dance events showcasing Liverpool City Region talent across 7 key venues this spring. The event will see Liverpool coming alive with dance, with performances taking place in theatres, cultural venues and public spaces on the streets of the...




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