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Churches Together, Formby, Altcar and Hightown - Walk Of Witness and Passion Play 2024

ON Good Friday 2024 (19 March) the annual Walk of Witness and Passion Play was held in the Formby Pool Gardens. This Easter event was run by volunteers from the Christian group, Churches Together, Formby, Altcar and Hightown. This year's event was far more political than normal, due to what is happening in Israel currently, but the updated version of the Easter Story, seemed to go down well with those who came to watch it...


Double success for Merseyrail at Cheshire's Best Kept Stations Award event

2 Merseyrail stations have been recognised in the prestigious Cheshire's Best Kept Stations Awards... Hoylake Station scooped the prize for Best Station, on the Wirral, for a 2nd year in a row, while Meols Station secured the Best Kept Gardens award...

Northern's training academies:- 'key to addressing national skills shortage' as rail industry builds future workforce

NORTHERN'S training academies in Leeds and Manchester are key to addressing the national skills...

Miss Liverpool City Region 2024 crowned at The Sandon Complex

THE Miss Liverpool City Region event was sponsored and held at:- The Sandon Complex, on:- Friday, 22 March 2024. A team of 16 Make up artists from...

Dinosaurs are taking over Southport Town Centre for Easter!

IF you have driven down Lord Street, Southport, today, you might have spotted the brand new brick built dinosaurs... These and other delights await tourists and locals within the Town Center, this Easter...


£660m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II to supercharge small businesses in Liverpool

THE British Business Bank has launched its new Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II (NPIF II), a £660m fund set to cover the entire North of England. The Fund will...

Funding secured to bring dozens of new electric buses to Liverpool City Region

MORE than £9m has been secured to help bring 58 fully electric double decker buses to the Liverpool City Region, further bolstering the existing zero emission fleet. The £9.4m has been awarded to the Combined Authority (CA) following a successful bid...

Artist Returns to Birkenhead after 20 Years with a New Exhibition at Williamson Art Gallery

2 decades since he last lived and worked in Merseyside, artist David Clapham is returning to Birkenhead with...

CLA urges greater awareness of ticks

THE CLA (Country Land and Business Association) is urging greater awareness of ticks as they become more active during the spring and summer months. Ticks carry pathogens that cause infections, including Lyme disease, but, also more rarely, tick borne encephalitis. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has this week launched its annual tick...

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Free haircuts and mental health information at Safe Space pop up in Walton

MERSEY Care NHS Foundation Trust and The Lions Barber Collective have teamed up to run a free hairdressing and...

9 month old former stray found covered in mites hopes to hop off to her forever home this Easter

DOGS Trust Merseyside is hoping that this Easter they can hunt out a forever home for 1 of their dogs with ears to rival Roger Rabbit. 9 months old Dutch Shepherd Cross, Avy, arrived at the Huyton based rehoming centre just before...

'Early signs of spring becoming the new norm' says the Woodland Trust

"EARLIER signs of spring; such as the 1st leafing of trees or the 1st sightings of butterflies; could be here to stay" says the Woodland Trust. 1 of the 1st trees to come into leaf is the elder and for the last 5 years citizen science collected records of its 1st leafing have been earlier than the 20 year average by:- 4 to 16 days. 2024 seems to be following suit...

Damien Moore MP welcomes the Department for Transport's £381 million Local Electric Fund to increase EV changepoints across the UK

LOCAL Member of Parliament for Southport, Damien Moore...


FACT Launches Artist Memberships for Studio / Lab

FACT is pleased to announce the launch of Studio/Lab Artist Memberships, granting access to a brand new space purposefully designed for artists, researchers, curators, and technologists to experiment and play. Memberships offer numerous...

St Patrick's Day Attracts 7,900 Runners To Liverpool For Double Race Day
Photographs by by Erica Dillon

THE biggest half marathon to take place in Liverpool since 2013 attracted 7,350 runners on:- St Patrick's Day, Sunday...

MTC Liverpool among five tech demonstrators backing adoption programme guide.

Made Smarter and MTC Liverpool join forces to demystify digital transformation

MADE Smarter and technology demonstrator MTC Liverpool have joined forces to demystify digital transformation with...

North West museums and libraries benefit from over £6.1 million funding boost

BRAMALL Hall, Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre and Oldham Council Libraries are among 10 organisations across the North West that are set to receive a share of more than £6.1 million through the Government's Cultural Investment Fund. The funding will support important upgrades at museums and public libraries which will...


Cavern Pub to play host to free 'Snappy Hour' photo booth as voter ID confusion remains ahead of the Liverpool City Region's Mayoral Election

AS Liverpool City Region's Mayoral Elections approach on:- 2 May 2024, a new nationally representative YouGov poll of 4103 adults...

Children’s TV favourites Bing and Flop at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Children's TV favourites Bing and Flop at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

BING and Flop from the multi award winning animated children's television series is at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre with a brand new activity trail as part of:- 'Bing's Nature Explorers' a new joint event programme between:- WWT, the charity for wetlands and wildlife and independent...

Wirral Care Home rated Top 20 home in the North West

HC-One's Leighton Court in the Wirral, Merseyside, are celebrating success after residents and relatives voted them as 1 of the Top 20 recommended Care Homes in the North West in the CareHome.Co.UK Awards 2024. CareHome.Co.UK, the UK's leading Care Home directory and comparison website, holds its annual Care Home Awards to recognise the top 20 rated Care Homes in each Region of the UK. These are based on individual review scores that CareHome.Co.UK have received from residents...

New licensing regime needed to tackle rogue shisha bars

TOUGHER new powers are needed to crack down on shisha bars that breach smoking laws and are linked to anti social behaviour, Councils urge.

The Local Government Association is calling on the Government to introduce a new licensing regime for shisha premises, which would strengthen the powers available to Councils. While the number of shisha premises has increased significantly in recent years, Councils currently lack the tools...


Letter to the Editor:- 'Calling for Safer Streets for Our Children'

"I'M writing in support of national charity Living Streets' call to see 60% of children walking to School by 2029. Fewer than half of Primary School aged children walk..."

Alex Greenwood Launches AG5 Academy for Girls in Liverpool

AG5 Academy, by England and Manchester City defender Alex Greenwood, is set to launch on:- Friday, 5 April 2024, at Goals Liverpool North in Netherton. The Academy...





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