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2020-05-03
 

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Local business partnerships across England to receive ₤6.1 million in response to the Coronavirus pandemic

HUNDREDS of Business Improvement Districts across England will receive support to help cover their day to day costs for the next 3 months. This funding comes on top of the Government's comprehensive package of support for business and workers during the economic emergency. Hundreds of local business partnerships across England will share ₤6.1m of funding to spend on projects that will help their local High Streets through the uncertainty of the Coronavirus...

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Enter Miss Liverpool City Region Heat of Miss England Contest online now!

COULD you become a role model for others to look up to? This year, due to the Corona virus situation we are seeing many role models, like Miss England 2019, Bhasha Mukheriee, who has swapped her pageant crown for her scrubs as she returns to work as an...

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Supporting the Community with Knock 'N' Drop

CHILDNOOD friends Cameron Millen and Harry Maitland, both 20 years old, met at Merchant Taylors' School, in Crosby, as young boys. After taking their A levels in 2018, they went their separate ways; Cameron to read Economics...

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Public asked to help record a week in lockdown

HISTORIC England is calling on people across the North West to share images that document their experience of 7 days in "Lockdown."  10 contemporary artists from across the nation, including:- Tristan Poyser in...

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Hugh Baird University Centre provides vital equipment for the NHS

THE Hugh Baird University Centre have recently been helping frontline staff in the NHS and wider care sector during the Coronavirus pandemic by creating and donating Personal Protection Equipment...

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Witness appeal after man sustains serious head injury in Merseyside

BRITISH Transport Police Detectives investigating the circumstances behind a man sustaining a serious head injury at Halewood station are today appealing for witnesses. On...

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Councils urged to fix potholes while roads are empty

IN the news it was revealed that the Department for Transport has ordered Councils to repair potholes around the country whilst the roads are relatively empty. Motoring expert at Confused.Com, Alex Kindred, says:- "Lockdown gives Local Councils both the time and space they really need to..."

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Appeal after swan shot 4 times in Liverpool park

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a swan was found fatally wounded in a Liverpool park. The swan was discovered on Tuesday, 28 April 2020, by members of the public who have known the bird and her mate to live on the pond for several years...

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LGA responds to an ASH report on smokers quitting due to Coronavirus

RESPONDING to a new report by Action on Smoking and Health about how at least 300,000...

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Brits more likely to have seen a retail worker than family over lockdown

RETAILERS and retail workers have been working hard over the last few months to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 and ensure they're able to provide essential supplies to those that need them. So much so, that the vast majority of Brits (77%) believe that retail workers deserve more respect within society, with over half 58% pledging to be nicer to retail staff following Covid-19. What's...

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Breakfast boost for keyworker Schools open in Liverpool

KELLOGG'S has grants of ₤1,000 available to support Schools in Liverpool that have remained open for the families of keyworkers. The breakfast grant can be spent on anything the School needs to...

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Sefton Council elects to self supply water in partnership with Waterscan

SEFTON Council is expecting to improve its environmental performance and achieve significant efficiency savings by...

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Adapted trike helps give 7 year old hope of walking in future

A 7 year old girl with a rare genetic condition has been given the hope of walking in the future after receiving a specially adapted trike thanks to charity funding. Jury...

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Appeal for information after collapsed giant rabbit found dumped in box

THE RSPCA has launched an investigation after a giant rabbit was found collapsed, dumped in a box in Liverpool. RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Heather Cook was called to Aspinall Crescent...

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120mph in 20mph zone! - No need for speed!

SPEEDING offences across the UK have increased year on year, as data reveals 1 motorist was caught driving at 120mph in a 20mph zone. New Freedom of Information data, obtained by Confused.Com, revealed Police reported 2.5m speeding offences in 2019; that's a 7% increase...

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Fabulous Farm Shops directory helps you find local services and supports farming charity

IF you're having trouble getting groceries, finding fresh produce or just want to avoid crowds and long queues, Fabulous Farm Shops online directory of farm shops could be just what you're looking. More people are turning to local farm shops, and Fabulous Farm Shops are seeing a huge increase in users of their directory. This comprehensive online directory...

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Napthens offers mental health support to clients

REGIONAL law firm Napthens is offering mental health support to its clients who may need help during the current or future crises. 7 members of the firm's legal teams have already qualified as certified Mental Health 1st Aiders which enables them to help clients who may be suffering various mental health issues during a stressful time, from experiencing of the death of a loved one, caring for incapacitated relatives or divorce. Simon Ainsworth, Head of Private Client at Napthens, said...

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Galloway's uses technology to provide support to people with sight loss during the Coronavirus crisis

INTERACTING with their family, or other people who have the same shared experiences, is a vital lifeline for people with sight loss. So life during lockdown and social distancing can be quite hard. Here at Galloway's, we have been working hard to support the blind and partially sighted community in a number of ways, from making regular phone calls, to using new...

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LGA responds to expansion of Covid-19 testing to Council Workers

RESPONDING to the letter from Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick to Councils on Covid-19 testing for Local Government key workers, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, said:- "Councils want to continue playing a leading role in supporting local communities and the national effort to defeat this disease. As the Secretary of State rightly points out, Council staff are..."

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Specsavers launches Remote Care Consultation Service in Southport

SPECSAVERS has launched a free sight and hearing consultation service across Southport, giving access to vital advice and care from local optometrists and audiologists, via video and telephone link. The service, Remote Care, is designed to cover concerns ranging from eye health and changes in the quality of sight, to contact lens aftercare and audiology health and aftercare. Developed in line with NHS recommendations on remote...

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Gulliver's World Gears Up for Pawsome Adventures with 44 Cats

GULLIVER'S World Theme Park are partnering with hit TV Show 44 Cats for a season of feline fun and games. Lampo and Milady from 44 Cats will be making special appearances each day at Gulliver's World Warrington. 44 Cats made its UK Television debut last year with episodes airing on POP TV and Nick Jr. The animated series is already proving to be a firm family favourite, captivating viewers with the amazing adventures of Lampo, Milady and their furry...

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Firwood Waterloo Women Coaching Update

FOLLOWING the 'unusual' end to the 2019 to 2020 season, uncertainty around the resumption of Rugby, and the unsuccessful retender bid for the Tyrells Premier15s for 2020-24, it has been mutually agreed that Director of Rugby, Neil Ryan will not renew his contract with the club. Ryan was a player at Waterloo at the beginning of his career and rejoined to head up the Women's coaching staff on a short contract during the summer of 2019. His exciting vision for a 4 year...

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Brits are obsessed with video games

THE UK has the 6th largest appetite for gaming in the world, but a new study by Uswitch has revealed that our broadband can't keep up with the demands of gamers. The study analyzed the download speed of the top 15 countries spending the most on video games according to Knoema. Using this data they discovered how long it would take to download the latest gaming releases.  Downloading Predator Hunting Grounds would take UK gamers on average 1hrs 7mins...

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Desert Island Discs inspired study to identify music preferences during lockdown

A new study inspired by the popular BBC radio programme Desert Island Discs aims to identify the personal connections people associate with listening to music. Music is something that people turn to for solace, comfort, and reminiscence in times of crisis, and remembering past memories can be a good way of helping to plan for, and think about, the future. Keele psychologist Professor...

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Better Body Fitness take on the 2.6 Challenge for Maggie's, as People living with cancer need Maggie's support now more than ever

PEOPLE living with cancer need Maggie's Merseyside support now more than ever; which is why the cancer support charity is calling on everyone to take part in the 2.6 Challenge. With many people with cancer self isolating and facing changes or delays to treatment, the professional support offered...

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Tissues Helping Issues

SERIOUS Tissues, a 100% sustainable toilet paper brand (recycled), has been in development by the Change Please team for close to a year with the original intention to focus on tackling climate change with a commitment to plant trees all over the world. But the outbreak of Coronavirus has presented a more immediate need. So, the team behind Change Please, which helps homeless people off the streets by training them as coffee baristas, have brought forward the launch of Serious Tissues from the summer to start making a...

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Why might the Prime Minister's choice of baby name might have a big impact on his son's future?

AS the nation tries to predict the name that Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds will choose for their new arrival, research conducted amongst British parents, teachers and children, has revealed that the choice of name for a child can have a big impact on how they are perceived, and even their chances of success. The research found that boys named Jack are the...

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TeenStar 2020 is going online and international!

THE TeenStar competition is the biggest search for teenage and pre-teen singers attracting over 9,000 entries each year in the UK, with prizes and opportunities for young artists looking to develop their talent. And it's now going online and international!  TeenStar auditions are now being held online and anyone from around the world has the chance to audition and perform in front of thousands. The competition is exclusively for 19 year olds and younger. Age categories are split to include...

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