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Did you know scammers can now clone your voice?

THIS week, as we hear about LabHost, a site set up in 2021 to created by a criminal network to steal personal information such as email addresses, passwords and bank details. We are told that it had enabled more than 2,000 users to set up phishing websites that have reportedly tricked as many as 70,000 UK victims...


Schools and charity join forces to tackle air pollution

SCHOOLS in South Sefton have teamed up with local charity, Rimrose Valley Friends, to create a film highlighting the impact of air pollution in their borough. Recorded in the style of a news bulletin on its YouTube Channel:- 'BBA News' (Breathe Better Air News)...

Rogue letting agents hit with £250k in fines

LIVERPOOL City Council's Private Sector Housing team has successfully prosecuted 4 interlinked companies for illegally renting out properties without HMO (House of Multiple Occupation) licences. The prosecutions follow an investigation during which it was discovered the properties were being let without the appropriate HMO licence...

North West sees over 1,100 insolvency-related activities in Q1, new R3 research shows

MORE than 1,100 insolvency related activities were recorded in the North West Region in Q1 2024, according to new research from R3, the UK's insolvency and...

The official unveiling of a notice board entitled:- 'Rowlands Dell' - Maghull (NHS Wellness Dell Project)

THE official unveiling of a notice board entitled:- 'Rowlands Dell,' in Maghull, occurred on 13 April 2024. The area is Located at the junction of Westway and Liverpool...


Books from the Nook

FORMBY care home residents and neighbours are currently enjoying a new community book swap installation. Halcyon House care home in Formby has installed a community book swap, which...

Sovini Trade Supplies proudly supporting grassroots football

SOVINI Trade Supplies, proudly part of The Sovini Group, have sponsored children's football club MSB Fire under 14's team, who are part of MSB Woolton...

Eurovision – The Return!

LIVERPOOL has special plans in place to re-live its hosting of THE most successful Eurovision Song Contest of all time! 'Liverpool Loves Eurovision' will be a series of...

No hurdles for Grand National racegoers thanks to Merseyrail's outstanding service

MORE than 103,000 journeys were made by racegoers...

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Property associated with crime closed down

LIVERPOOL City Council and Merseyside Police have successfully closed down a rented property associated with drug dealing, child...

Calls to remove controversial cycle lanes in Southport

AT a recent Sefton Council meeting within Southport Town Hall, Sefton Conservatives have put forward 2 motions that directly affect Southport. The 1st is about the controversial cycle lanes on:- Queens Road, Hoghton St...

Event set to mark 40th Anniversary of Widnes Vikings victory over Wigan

WIDNES Vikings in association with Compere Systems and Graphfit are delighted to announce that a very special evening will take place on:- Friday, 10 May 2024, to...

The Warder is set to capture Liverpool's imagination

TORISTS and locals will be able to ble to walk in the footsteps of a Victorian Prison Guard at St George's Hall from Friday, 26 April 2024. The iconic hall's popular visitor experience The History Whisperer has been remained and will now also feature a new character:- The Warder...


Southport Youth Pledge launches to empower and support local young people

THE Southport Learning Trust, Southport Education Group, and Southport BID is proud to announce the official launch of the Southport Youth Pledge...

Hugh Baird College Alumni Excel in Logistics and Business through Innovative Scholarship Programmes

HUGH Baird College is proud to spotlight the journeys of...

Photos by Andrea C White

The Magic Of Terry Prstchett is heading to Southport
Photos by Andrea C White

AUTHOR, Comedian, and Terry Pratchett fan, Marc Burrows invites audiences to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the landmark comic fantasy...

TK Maxx Liverpool celebrates 30 years

3 decades ago, TK Maxx was introduced to the UK high street and opened their 1st Liverpool store, on:- Parker Street, on:- 22 April 22 1994. The new opening radically...


Woodbank Provide Secure Managed Print Solution for Southport & Formby NHS Provider

WOODBANK Office Solutions Ltd, Stockport, has successfully implemented a comprehensive managed print solution for NHS provider, Southport and Formby Primary Care Network (PCN)...

Liverpool City Council - 35th Anniversary Commemoration Hillsborough Tragedy

IF you did not get a chance to go to Liverpool City Council's 35th Anniversary Commemoration of the Hillsborough Tragedy, on:- 15 April 2024. 97 people died at Sheffield's Hillsborough Stadium in the semi-final FA...


Unique race is only chance to run under the River Mersey
Photographs by Erica Dillon (BTR)

THE atmosphere was electric in Liverpool and Wirral at the weekend for the 18th staging of the BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K. A field of 2,000 runners completed Sunday's race was held on:- Saturday, 14 April 2024, with numbers...

Newly Crowned Miss Liverpool City Region does photo shoot for Jeans Sparkles, who are:- "making fashion affordable and accessible for all"

MERSEYSIDE based CIC, Jeans Sparkles, ran a promotional photo shoot for the fashion business that helps to...


Merseyrail network to benefit from toilet investment

LIVERPOOL City Council is celebrating an exciting project involving some of our autistic young people from across the City. We've come together with partners, the:- Liverpool Parent Carer Forum and Alder Hey as part of the National...

UKHSA North West urges overseas travellers and pilgrims to ensure vaccinations are up to date to protect against serious health risks

THE UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) North West is reminding summer holidaymakers plus Hajj and...





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