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Fire Fighters Charity held car wash at Southport Community Fire Station

THE Fire Fighters Charity have again been trying to wash as many cars as possible to raise money for our Charity, as part of its National Car Wash event. Nationally this fundraising exercise has been raising funds for a wide variety of community services and charities. The event that was held on:- Saturday, 18 May 2024, at Merseyside Fire and Rescue's Southport Community Fire Station, was raising money for both The Fire Fighters Charity and Presfield School, a local state Special School for...


Historic RNLI Lifeboat William & Kate Johnston Returns to the Mersey - with Videos

THE William & Kate Johnston Preservation Society (WKJPS) has been set up to see the lifeboat restored to her former glory and returned to the Mersey on Monday, 13 May...

Beat cabin fever with a daily walk

DO you feel restless after staying home all day..? You could be suffering from:- 'cabin fever?' A new survey that was commissioned by Living Streets to coincide with this years Mental Health Awareness Week (13 May to 19 May...

Dangerous driving stops families walking to School, suggests new data

Dangerous driving stops families walking to School

NEW research released for Walk to School Week finds that:- "unsafe driving speeds" is a major reason parents don't walk their kids to School (21%). Other reasons included a lack of safe crossings (25%), parents' lack of time (25%) and cars/vehicles parked on the pavement (24%). The survey, commissioned by Living Streets asked parents / carers of:- 5 to 11 year olds about their...

Renowned artist who fled Ukraine war holds exhibition and masterclass at Wirral College

AN internationally renowned artist who fled the war in Ukraine has held an exhibition and live painting masterclass at the Liverpool City Region...


Over 1250 businesses express interest in accessing new ₤660m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II

OVER 1250 businesses have expressed their interest in accessing the new ₤660m The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II (NPIF II), according to its appointed Regional Fund Managers. This includes expressions of...

Northern DOUBLES improvement fund to ₤100k to help community groups 'lead the charge' on improving social mobility in deprived areas

NORTHERN is making ₤100,000 available to community groups across the North of England with ideas of ways to support social mobility in deprived areas on its...

New children's book about a spaceship crash landing in Liverpool is set to inspire next generation of innovators

DOZENS of Primary School children helped well known local author Natalie Reeves Billing launch her new book designed to inspire the next generation of innovators...

Cruising into a new career with Mersey Ferries

MIHAI Muntean is 41 and lives in Birkenhead. In September 2023, Mihai became Mersey Ferries oldest apprentice, as he embarked on a 3 year Marine Engineering a...

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Liverpool's next 3 Family Hubs launched

LIVERPOOL City Council has today launched 3 further Family Hub networks. The City now has 5 Family Fubs after successful launches in Clubmoor and Ellergreen Children's Centre, last July and Speke in November. As previously, the new Hubs...

Merseyside group need your help to save a scouse icon from the scrapyard

ON 25 October 1978 a new era dawned on Merseyside's railways when Queen Elizabeth II travelled from Moorfields to Kirkby on a brand new class 507 electric train. 46 years later that very same train...

New laws to be introduced to prosecute dangerous cyclists

THE Government has agreed to introduce new laws so cyclists who kill or seriously injure because of dangerous cycling, or who kill through careless cycling, face the same penalties as drivers and motorcyclists who do so.  Ministers have backed an...

Appeal for singers, writers, dancers and volunteers at 20th Prescot Festival

WITH the 20th Prescot Festival fast approaching, (21 June to 30 June 2024) organisers are eager to get even more local talent involved in the Town's annual celebration of arts...


Developers given new tools to boost cyber security in AI models as cyber security sector sees record growth

NEW measures which are expected to set a global standard on how to bolster...

LIMF Academy 2024/25 set to hit all the high notes

CALLING the best young artists, bands and producer artists; applications are now open for the latest cohort of the award-winning LIMF Academy. Unsigned artists...

Northern recycles over 10,000kg of old uniforms in 1st year since turning environmental mission to employee clothing

NORTHERN has recycled over 10,000kg (10,390kg) of old uniforms in the last 12 months. In 2023, the train operator...

Tesco teams up with its suppliers and charity In Kind Direct to help tackle hygiene poverty

TESCO has again joined forces with its suppliers of well known household brands...


Liverpool Philharmonic announce Robert Guy as Principal Conductor of Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Youth Orchestra offers valuable orchestral and performance experience to young musicians. Members of the Youth Orchestra will have the opportunity to perform...

Mersey Ferries introduces new self service machines and Flexi Tickets as part of Mayor's plans to make public transport cheaper and simpler to use

MERSEY Ferries has introduced new self-service kiosks at all terminals and Flexi Tickets as part of Mayor Steve...

"If the aviation industry had the safety record that roads do, planes would be grounded. We have to do better than this" says Brake's CEO at key conference for road victims

BRAKE, the road safety charity, hosted its second After the Crash conference to showcase excellence in post crash care.  The 1 day, sell out conference for professionals was held...

Consultation to launch on ₤4m high street revamp in Anfield

OAKFIELD Road and Walton Breck Road which takes people past Anfield stadium is set for a major upgrade. A ₤4 million scheme to revamp the main high street in Anfield, creating a greener and safer experience for residents and visitors, is to be the focus of a public consultation. Liverpool City Council is to launch the...


Damien Moore MP welcomes the Government's plan to back British Farmers with measures to boost food security across Southport and the Northern Parishes

LOCAL Member of Parliament Damien Moore MP has welcomed the Government's...

Ready, set, go! Merseyside funeralcare colleague raises over ₤40,000 for charities

A 63 year old man who has raised more than ₤40,000 for Southport charities is donning his running shoes for 1 last challenge. Neil Shallcross, Ceremonial Crew at Moisters...

Ofsted praise improvements in Children's Services

OFSTED have praised the ongoing improvement work taking place in Liverpool City Council's Children's Services team. A 2 day monitoring visit in March, the outcome of which has just been published, has concluded that the leadership team is continuing to:- "drive improvement with pace, determination and a strong sense of purpose" and that:- "timely progress is being made to improve the quality of services for children in need and children who are the subject of child protection..."

350 extra Medical School places allocated in major boost for NHS training

THE Government has allocated an additional 350 Medical School places, to deliver the future workforce the NHS requires. In 2023, the NHS set out its Long Term Workforce Plan, backed by more than ₤2.4 billion in Government funding. It outlines how the NHS will recruit and retain hundreds of thousands more staff over the next 15 years; delivering the biggest training expansion in the health service's history. 1 of the key commitments is doubling the number of...


'Trailblazing' Councils Save Millions Working With Government Counter Fraud Squad

MINISTER Neville Rolfe has convened counter fraud experts representing 14 Local Authorities across the country to share best practice in the fight on fraud. It comes as data reveals the Local Authorities represented at the meeting saved taxpayers over ₤4m...

Join us to celebrate Volunteers across Sefton

THIS year is an exciting year. Not only is it the borough of Sefton's 50th Anniversary but it is Volunteers' Week's 40th Anniversary too! Volunteers' Week is an annual celebration of volunteers across the UK and this year takes place from:- Monday, 3 June to  Sunday, 9 June 2024...

£557 million for public buildings to switch to cleaner heating and save on energy bills

MORE public buildings and businesses will benefit from over half a billion pound in funding to help reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions.  Schools, Pools, and Hospitals will be supported to make energy efficient upgrades, with over ₤557...




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