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2020-03-15
 

The Nightingale's Song

A small crowd attended the 'Nightingale's Song' events in Sefton, that took place over the 13 March to 15 March 2020. The trilogy were part of the Sefton's year as Borough of Culture, and took place at Waterloo Town Hall, on the Friday, Bootle Town Hall, on...

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YMCA Liverpool and Sefton shows commitment to being a #WorkPlaceSafePlace

Signs are there if you look...

15 YMCA employees have been trained as:- 'Champions' after Merseyside's Police Commissioner held the 1st Domestic Abuse Workplace Scheme training course for a single organisation. Jane Kennedy arranged the dedicated training for YMCA Liverpool and Sefton to equip the...

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Educating Liverpool: City wide study unveils how Scousers perceive their education

ACCORDING to the independent UK 2070 Commission, the UK is 1 of the most imbalanced economies in the developed world, meaning issues relating to educational opportunities are further compounded. The economic disparities setting the tone for Regional communities across the UK, has meant there is reduced access to the educational infrastructure readily available...

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Hugh Baird College celebrates 'Our Diverse Planet' during British Science Week 2020

STUDENTS at Hugh Baird College recently took part in British Science Week. The 10 day celebration, taking place until the 15 March 2020, aims to get students from across the College engaged with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through various activities such as; photo competitions...

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Getting ready for Southport Armed Forces Day 2020

SSAFA Merseyside veterans are preparing this years Armed Forces Day parade and event which is to be held on Sunday, 28 June 2020. We are told that there will be lots going on the day, military vehicles, live vintage music. A representative of SSAFA said:- "We are seeking to get more younger veterans involved to take part in the parade. Anyone who has served in Her..."

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Nightrider Liverpool scheduled for summer 2020

FOR the 5th year running Nightrider, the iconic fun filled night time cycle challenge, will return to Liverpool, on 11 July to 12 July 2020. It's known as 1 of the best loved annual cycle events, because it's all about seeing the sights, having a great night out with friends and family, all for a good cause!  This charity night ride is a unique way to discover the iconic sights and lesser known attractions throughout Liverpool and The Wirral. With over...

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College Celebrates Local Inspirational Women

HUGH Baird College in Bootle recently hosted an event which acknowledged the inspirational women in the lives of the College's students and staff. The event was organised to coincide with International Women's Day on the 8 March 2020, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Over 100 nominations were submitted by students and...

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Local Textile Artist Exhibition in Southport

ANNE Stark will be taking over the SCA window display with her stitched textiles during March to April 2020, as Southport Contemporary Arts selected:- 'Artist of the Month.' Anne's passion for all things stitchery is not a recent obsession:- "I have stitched for as long as I can..."

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'Virtual' Colour Runner will give locals the chance to paint the Town red, green, yellow…

A charity that organises a colourful, annual, running event in Staffordshire, has announced that it's launching a 'Virtual' version of the run to encourage increased participation across the UK, and help the charity to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, launched Colour...

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Press regulator IMPRESS delivers talks about press regulation in Southport

OUR media business VAMPHire.com hosted the second event of its year long industry program of events, as IMPRESS, the UK's Independent Press Regulator visited the Bijou Cinema, in Southport. The day's events started in the afternoon...

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Local and Mayoral Elections to be delayed!

THE local and mayoral elections in England will be postponed for a year to May 2021 due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This will affect more than 118 English Councils, the London Assembly and for 7 English Regional Mayoral Elections, including our Liverpool City Region. The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson took this...

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An egg citing treat for Easter - kids from as young as 10 can learn to drive!

UK's largest pre-17 driving School runs lessons at Haydock Park Racecourse during Easter School holidays...

HEADS UP!!! Parents looking for something egg citing for the kids to do this Easter holidays can help their children get a headstart behind the wheel with a special event from pre-17 driving School...

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Liverpool sets out plan to retain World Heritage status

LIVERPOOL has set out a plan to retain its World Heritage status; as new figures show almost ₤3bn has been invested to upgrade the City's historic site over the past decade. Liverpool City Council has drafted a new Desired State of Conservation Report (DSOCR)...

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3 car crashes within hours of each other

MONDAY, 9 March 2020, had 3 separate incidents that included a crash on the junction of Town Lane and White Moss Way, Southport, involving a Toyota which had crashed into a lamppost. This was sadly a fatal crash and the Police are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision by calling...

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Coronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses

A range of extra support and measures will be in place to help workers, benefit claimants and businesses affected by...

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Liverpool launches dedicated information channels about Coronavirus

AN online portal and dedicated social media feeds about Coronavirus have been set up by Liverpool City Council and  Local Health Chiefs.  Driven by Liverpool City Council and supported by NHS colleagues at Public Health...

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Majority of professionals in Liverpool struggle to make ends meet

ACCORDING to the latest survey from CV-Library, the UK's leading independent job board, the majority (62.4%) of workers in Liverpool struggle to make ends meet each month, but 56.8% are still too scared to ask for a pay rise.  The study, which surveyed 2,300 British professionals, reveals that workers in the City are less confident about asking for a pay rise than they were a year ago, where 56.9% said they'd be happy to request one. Alongside this, most professionals in Liverpool run out of money before the end of...

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Majority of professionals in Liverpool struggle to make ends meet

ACCORDING to the latest survey from CV-Library, the UK's leading independent job board, the majority (62.4%) of workers in Liverpool struggle to make ends meet each month, but 56.8% are still too scared to ask for a pay rise.  The study, which surveyed 2,300 British professionals, reveals that workers in the City are less confident about asking for a pay rise than they were a year ago, where 56.9% said they'd be happy to request 1. Alongside this, most professionals in Liverpool run out of money before the end of...

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Make your Sport Relief donation go further with Gift Aid

THE UK Government has been urging eligible taxpayers to tick the Gift Aid box and boost the contributions they make to Sport Relief.  "Tick the box" and see generous charity donations go 25% further, the Government urges eligible taxpayers. This comes on the day of the all star Sport Relief telethon, which raised ₤38 million for charities in the UK and abroad in 2018. Sport Relief is a fundraising campaign run by Comic Relief that raises money to tackle mental health stigma, domestic abuse, homelessness and  poverty, both in the UK....

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Housing proposals prompt response from CLA

THE CLA has spoken on the Secretary of State Robert Jenrick's proposals to bring Britain's planning system into the 21st Century. CLA President Mark Bridgeman said:- "The CLA welcomes this announcement, but there needs to be a greater focus on the countryside if the UK Government is committed to 'levelling up.' These reforms must deliver much needed employment and housing, of all types and tenures, to sustain rural communities across the country. We are proposing improvements to enable..."

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Coronavirus delays filming and raises questions over support for the self employed and gig workers

IN approximately 10 weeks COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the global economy. Italy has been effectively shut down and the tourism has virtually collapsed. Add to this, the financial markets have fallen to their lowest levels since the 2008 financial crisis; international and national sporting and cultural events have been cancelled and business travel has been curtailed. It is no wonder why we are seeing a run of cancellations & postponements...

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Remember, please support your local businesses as they are the backbone of our community. Without them, we will struggle to rebuild or economy.
 

Will you be the next Miss Liverpool City Region and also Mr Liverpool City Region?

THE search is on to find Males and Females who have great personality, who are charitable and keen to get involved with further charity events... But what is most important is somebody who will represent the City Region, as well as their country, at national and international events.  Is that you?  Are you between 16 and 26, on...

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