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2020-04-19
 

Liverpool still remembers Hillsborough 31 years on

ON the 15 April 2020, it was 31 years since the Hillsborough Disaster and even in the middle of the Covid-19 crisis, Liverpool still marked the Anniversary with a minute's silence. It was the UK's worst sporting disaster and it lead to 96 men, women and children being...

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Major route in Liverpool to close as part of ₤4 million upgrade

CONTRACTORS for Liverpool City Council are working on Princes Avenue and Road as part of a ₤4m scheme which is seeing the creation of a unique cycle path along the central reservation. Improvements to the area...

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NICEIC Urges Homeowners to Dodge a DIY Disaster and Stay Safe during Lockdown

WITH it widely reported that more and more Brits are spending the current lockdown period investing in home improvements, NICEIC is urging homeowners to steer clear of electrics; or risk potentially putting their homes and families...

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Mayor's heartfelt thanks to volunteer army

THE Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, has written a heartfelt thank you to the 1,600 strong army of Liverpool volunteers who have offered to give up their time to help those in need in the City.  In the email, he talks about how the outpouring of community spirit...

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Press statement from Ofcom about the latest 5G measurement results

THE UK communications regulator Office of Communications (Ofcom), has sent the following statement out about 5G measurement. They have said that:- "Ofcom has published the latest results from our spectrum measurement..."

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Liverpool City Council employees have been given an improved pay offer

LIVERPOOL City Council employees have been offered an improved pay increase of 2.75% from 1 April 2020, plus an additional 1 day's leave which would increase the minimum...

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Robbie Williams' former X Factor prodigies LMA Choir stage virtual performance to say thank you to NHS

LMA Choir, who were mentored by Robbie Williams during 2018's The X Factor, have showcased...

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Johnny Vegas announces rescheduled tour and gives away 1000 tickets to NHS workers

KING of British comedy Johnny Vegas is to make a momentous return to the stand up circuit later this year with a live tour.  Johnny has rescheduled his original dates to later this year. It is hoped the event will be something for fans to look forward to once the UK is over the Coronavirus. To acknowledge the amazing job the NHS is currently doing, promoters M&B have worked with Johnny to offer 1000 FREE tickets for NHS workers in areas where he is performing. Vegas has long...

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Joint pledge to continue vital building safety work during pandemic

ESSENTIAL safety work to replace unsafe cladding on high rise buildings will continue during the Covid-19 emergency, following a commitment from local leaders to Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP.  The Mayors of Greater Manchester, Sheffield City Region, London, Liverpool City Region and the West Midlands have pledged their commitment to ensuring vital safety work can continue, where necessary social distancing rules are being followed. This action is to reassure those living in high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding that work to make their homes safe...

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Call for people to take their litter and dog waist home

BOTH Sefton Council and the National Trust have requested and blocked many of their litter and dog litter bins and placed notices asking people to take litter and fouling bags home.  Most responsible dog owners and walkers do this, but sadly we are seeing a growing number of  irresponsible dog owners acting in a very  unacceptable and offensive manner. This anti social behaviour is sadly leaving not only...

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Historic England announces Covid-19 emergency response fund

HISTORIC England has launched an emergency fund to help tackle the impact of Coronavirus on the heritage sector. The aim of the fund, which will be up to ₤2m, is to extend the safety net as far as possible for the sector by helping small heritage organisations...

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Turn a waste of space into an exercise place

ACCORDING to research by Admiral Home Insurance only a 33% of homeowners use their garage every day for its intended use while most treat it as a dumping ground for unwanted clutter.  With the latest Government announcement stating people must self isolate and...

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LGA responds to social care Coronavirus plan

RESPONDING to the Government's announcement of its social care plan for dealing with Coronavirus, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, said:- "Social care services are playing a vital role during the Coronavirus..."

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Coronavirus led demand pressures and a loss of income pushing Councils towards financial failure

COUNCILS across the country are leading local efforts to support communities through the Coronavirus crisis and keep day to day services running. This has led to significant unforeseen demands and costs caused by the...

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Olympic stars back pet charity's 'Rescue Run' to help pets in need

OLYMPIC athletes Fatima Whitbread, Roger Black, Helen Clitheroe and Jamie Baulch are supporting a virtual run launched by leading pet charity Blue Cross. Animal lovers are being asked to take part in a 'Rescue Run,' taking place during May 2020...

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'Keeping People Connected' - Responding to Covid19

PEOPLE 1st and Lancashire County Council have introduced a new, over the phone support service:- 'Keeping People Connected,' that aims to support people who have, or may have, learning difficulties and/or autism during the outbreak of Covid-19...

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Careers experts extend a helping hand for students

AN outreach programme helping more West Lancashire teenagers start higher education is finding new ways to offer advice despite the School lockdown. Future U, which aims to increase the numbers of young people considering University, has...

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Help to reduce your chances of heart attacks through healthy eating

AT a time when we are spending more time at home, shopping for food less frequently and no longer eating out, our usual eating habits may be disrupted according to the charity Heart Research UK. Good nutrition is essential for good health and it is important that...

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Careers experts extend a helping hand for students

AN outreach programme helping more West Lancashire teenagers start higher education is finding new ways to offer advice despite the School lockdown. Future U, which aims to increase the numbers of young people considering University, has...

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TSB pledges to Citizens Advice England and Wales and Citizens Advice Scotland to help those affected by the COVID-19

TSB is donating ₤250,000 to Citizens Advice England and Wales and Citizens Advice Scotland, to ensure both organisations can do all they can to support people facing...

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New campaign wants you to be:- "Kind to Your Mind"

A new campaign:- 'Kind to your Mind,' led by Cheshire and Merseyside Health along with the Care Partnership, has been launched that aims to support the mental wellbeing of people living and working across the Region. The campaign also sees the...

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