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2020-03-23
 

Borough of Culture brings Red Rum back to Southport

PAUL Curtis is an independent Liverpool artist, who is probably best known for his:- "For All Liverpool's Liver Birds" street art. At the start of 2020, he was pained a especially the bespoke Red Rum street art piece, located on the side of the Bold Hotel, on Lord Street, Southport. But now he is back in the Town, but as he says:- "Safe from the Coronavirus, isolated 15 metres up in my basket, painting a massive mural," on a ...

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Runners Complete 27th Annual Liverpool ½ Marathon
Photos by Erica Dillon - BTR Liverpool and Mick Hall Photography.

RUNNERS turned out to take part in the 27th Annual BTR Liverpool Skyline ˝ Marathon, on Sunday, 15 March to what could be the last run for most of the year, with runners sounding praise for the...

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"Catch it... Bag it... Bin it!" Is that so hard to do?

THIS week we have seen a massive rise in paper hankies, plastic gloves and other items being dropped, including cigarette buts. This is a major problem when it comes to keeping the Coronavirus in check.  So please:- "Catch it... Bag it... and Bin it!"  This simple move saves lives and can help to stop the spread of this virus and other nasty germs... Also we would like to point out...

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Entertainment and Hospitality premises to close temporarily

INDEPENDENT French restaurant group Bistrot Pierre announced that it will be temporarily closing all of its restaurants until further notice as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic a few days ahead of the Governments order to close...

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Seasonal jobs at stake as Southport starts to shut down

THIS is just 1 of the many notices that have been popping up, in and around the small Seaside Resort.  This year, Southport has had high hopes for a boost in trade, due to Sefton becoming the Borough of Culture for the Liverpool City Region. Currently we are told...

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How women in the North West want to go wild

DONATING to foodbanks is something that the GB Ultras do after each of their races. The say that the group ensures that all of the food that doesn't get used at the groups races that can be donated goes to people who need it.  As a result of them having to postpone this years Manchester to Liverpool 50 mile Ultramarathon...

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NHS Business Service Authority's disability support gets Government status

NHS Business Service Authority (NHSBSA) has received Government recognition for its inclusive approach in recruiting and retaining staff with a disability or certain health conditions...

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Nominate your Football Club's Unsung Hero to win a New Team Strip

JUNIOR football clubs in Southport are being offered the chance to score a brand new strip, courtesy of local business, Recognition Express. For the 4th year running, Southport based Recognition Express has launched a competition for Under 16s...

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Tackling anxiety and isolation at home with Butterfly Conservation to find comfort in nature

Butterfly recording 2 crd Butterfly Conservation

AS we're all being encouraged to spend more time in our homes and feeling the worry and anxiety of 24/7 news coverage of the global pandemic, Butterfly Conservation...

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St Patrick's Night 2020 in Southport

THIS is normally a big event in the Irish Community, but the pandemic definitely put a new shade of green to the fun this year. We headed out to O'Learys Irish Bar, in Southport to see what was going on if anything... The bar had a few people in and as normal it had the tradionally live entertainment. The atmosphere was

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Southport Astronomical Society Cancellations

DUE to concerns over the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, the advertised meeting on 19 March 2020, of the Southport Astronomical Society has now been cancelled. Also they have had to cancel the 'Open Day, that was due to take place at the ...

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Calling all Registered Nurses - We Want You

LANCASHIRE and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust today issued a rallying call for Registered Nurses who wish to work again to sign up to their Bank. The invitation was issued by the Director of Nursing and Quality Maria Nelligan to everyone who...

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Calor OFFERS ₤85,000 WORTH OF GRANTS TO RURAL communities through 2020 Rural Community fund

Chequers Kitchen in Deal benefitted from ₤2,500 from the Calor Rural Community Fund.

NOW in its 4th year, leading off grid energy supplier, Calor, is once again calling on worthy rural community projects of all shapes...

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Liverpool sets up hotlines to combat Coronavirus challenge

LIVERPOOL'S Mayor has issued an unprecedented rallying cry to the City's residents and businesses in a bid to mobilise a "community army" to tackle...

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Council suspends green waste collections

LIVERPOOL City Council will suspend its green waste collection service as of Monday, 23 March 2020, due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak. The Council says that it will be prioritising resources to support household...

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Fatal Shooting Guildford Road, Birkdale

MERSEYSIDE Police have confirmed that a fatal shooting took place on Guildford Road, Birkdale, of a male, who has formally been identified as 27 year old Stephen Maguire, at around...

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Charity shops ask for support

THE CRA on 17 March 2020, has asked the chancellor to ask for support as charity shops find themselves in an unprecedentedly precarious position due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Many...

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Letters to Editor:- "My thoughts on the world..."

"I have just been up to see my daughter and her family, needed to help with laundry and cleaning etc... They have a 1 year old, he sadly picked up a bug, not CV19, just the typical - kids get a bug, I took Ella to the laundrette, there was a lovely lady who assists there, and we chatted as we watched things spin and read the Snow Queen by HCA, Ella can read independently at 5 and loved the book. Now, this lady, was doing a huge service wash for... A local hairdresser / beautician..."

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Knowsley is the spiciest place in Merseyside

ANALYSIS of millions of takeaway orders across the country shows where has the hottest palates when it comes to spicy food, crowning Knowsley as one of the hottest places in Merseyside. From korma to vindaloo and all things spicy, Just Eat has created an interactive heat map that lets you compare towns all over the UK and drill down to see the hottest location near you. In Merseyside, the spiciest town is Knowsley with 16.26% of orders containing at least one chilli symbol, the rating guide used by restaurants to...

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Dogs Trust Merseyside releases Coronavirus response plans

THE Dogs Truston Merseyside has announced temporary changes to its activities following Government advice to limit non-essential contact. The Trust will move to appointment only system, since 5pm, on Friday, 20 March 2020. They are also Charity is no longer taking charity shop goods, at re-homing centres or shops, to limit unnecessary contact and will advise when receiving new stock again.  The charity will also run appointments for people who...

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How women in the North West want to go wild

MILLIONS of women in the North West long to enjoy wild sex, have a drastic hairstyle and tell their boss where to go, a new study shows. Presenter Gemma Cairney, alongside fellow strong female influencers, protest what's holding women back today, to launch sloggi's Unfastened campaign. Designed to set women free from wires, and celebrate the bodywear brand's pledge to become a completely wireless bodywear brand by 2023. Figures show that in the North West, 41% of females are too embarrassed to show...

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Damien Moore MP - COVID-19 - Statement

"I'VE had a significant number of constituents contact me in the last few days about COVID-19 with a wide range of concerns. From underlying health problems to supermarket panic buying and self isolation advice. I have publish full guidance for Southport on my Facebook Page and website, but I wanted to update constituents on what I have been doing to support our town as much as can be expected. I am in daily contact with the Chief Executive of..."

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Search for the 2020 Miss Liverpool City Region is on hold

THE search for Miss Liverpool City Region 2020 is now on hold due to the organisers following the UK Government's recommendations, and in an effort to support our nations attempt to contain the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) As a result they have had to postpone the auditions that had been due to take place on Sunday, 22 March...
 

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Letter to Editor:- "Rock Choir HQ says the Coronavirus won't silence us!"

"THE team at Rock Choir HQ have been working tirelessly around the clock and now are finally able to announce their plans to keep not only their 32,000 Members singing but the nation singing too. Members were emailed last night with the bold plan. This has not been rushed out for the main reason that with 32 thousand Members all over the UK, their wellbeing had to be the number 1 priority and Rock Choir have...

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Thousands of "Street level" WhatsApp groups set up as communities pull together

"STREET level" messenger groups are springing up across the UK as communities forge new relationships to help each other through the Coronavirus self isolation crisis. Messenger apps such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are being conscripted to connect whole streets worried about how to survive self isolation and loneliness. Young and old are uniting to help those without and those needing help and support at their time of need. "A neighbour set up a group and we now..."

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Rates holiday for the nursery sector 'very welcome' says FSB Merseyside and Cheshire

THE Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has welcomed the announcement by the Treasury that private day care nursery providers will get a 12 month rates holiday to help the sector survive the corona storm. FSB has been actively lobbying Government for more help for the sector, which has endured a nightmare few years due to underfunding for the 30 hour 'free' element they are asked to deliver for the state, compounded by punishing business rates. The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has...

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Rise in Coronavirus fraudsters offering support to elderly for cash upfront

ELDERLY and vulnerable residents self isolating are at risk of being exploited by strangers and cold callers posing as helpful neighbours in order to scam them, the Local Government Association has warned. The LGA, which represents Councils across England and Wales, is concerned that fraudsters are playing on the fear created by the Coronavirus and the need for the elderly and vulnerable to reduce social contact. It is urging residents not...

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The Big Give Covid-19 Emergency Appeal exceeds ₤100k in 1st 24hours

THE Big Give is today launching a match funding campaign that will raise vital income for those that have been hit hardest by the rapid spread of Covid-19, doubling the first ₤200,000 donated. Partnering with the National Emergencies Trust (NET), all donations made through The Big Give's Covid-19 Emergency Appeal will go to NET's Coronavirus Appeal, supported by media, businesses and Government. These funds will be distributed to charitable...

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