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Publication Date:-
2020-05-24
 

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THE Liverpool charity behind the new Nelson Mandela Memorial, in Princes Park, have launched a crowd funder to provide emergency food and hygiene parcels to the most vulnerable and elderly in our communities. Mandela8 have begun co-ordination of the project with Granby Toxteth Development Trust to ensure volunteers will be delivering parcels to those in desperate need for support during the ongoing pandemic,...

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Letter to the Editor:-  "Litter on Formby Point"

"I would like to let your readers see the letter I have sent to the National Trust. 1 of the reasons I sent the email is Pope Francis has launched a year of Laudato Si, and we all need to play our part in making the world a better place. I also work for CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development and I see and hear about the effects of what damage we cause in..."

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Merseyside Fire and Rescue Survive respond to fire on Coastline

OVER the week leading up to Bank Holiday, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service have had a number of callouts to fire on Dune Land and within the Pinewoods along the Sefton Coastline...

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Max and Keira's Law comes into effect in England

MAX and Keira's Law; the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act, came into effect on 20 May 2020. Under the new law, all adults in England are considered as having agreed to donate their own organs when they die unless they record a decision not to donate (known as 'opting out') or are in 1 of...

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Diarmuid Gavin and Christine Walkden get behind Blue Cross advice on keeping pets safe in your garden this summer

GETTING out in the garden with our pets is a joy and with the start of summer and garden centres open again, even more of us will be spending time outdoors...

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Signature Living Hotel fined for food safety breaches

THE operator of Liverpool's 30 James Street Hotel has been ordered to pay a ₤60,000 penalty after pleading guilty to 4 breaches of food safety and hygiene regulations in Liverpool Crown Court. A ₤34,000 fine (plus ₤26,877 in costs) results from...

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Diarmuid Gavin and Christine Walkden get behind Blue Cross advice on keeping pets safe in your garden this summer

GETTING out in the garden with our pets is a joy and with the start of summer and garden centres open again, even more of us will be spending time outdoors...

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Titanic tribute to Liverpool's key workers

LIVERPOOL'S most famous ship has been given a stunning multi coloured makeover as a special salute to all those heroic key workers who are helping the City through the Coronavirus outbreak. For the past 8 years, the...

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There's never been a better time to quit smoking

THIS week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, the theme couldn't be more appropriate; kindness. That's why the Quit Squad at Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust are...

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Local Schools raise thousands for Hospice

  

PUPILS and teachers from 4 local Schools have joined forces and taken on some incredible fundraising challenges to raise money for St. Joseph's Hospice. Sacred Heart Catholic College, St. Edmund's and St. Thomas', Great Crosby and Ursuline Primary Schools all set their pupils the challenge of coming up with...

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Bulky Bob's collection service is back

LIVERPOOL'S large item household waste collection service will re-start, on Tuesday, 26 May 2020, after being suspended due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The Liverpool City Council backed scheme will recommence on a limited basis with the number of collections being restricted each day. The City Council will 'screen' all requests and will not be able to collect from any household which currently has COVID symptoms or has had them during the past 14 days. Bulky Bob's is a free service which collects up to 5 bulky items per property; alongside up to 5 electrical items or 5 bags of...

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Woman jailed for threatening to bottle security staff member during lockdown

A woman who threatened a member of Station Security Staff with a broken bottle, after assaulting him, has been jailed following a British Transport Police (BTP) investigation. Donna Marie Williams, aged 52, from Oxton, Wirral, was 1 of a drunken group travelling on a train, at West Kirby, on Sunday, 5 April 2020.  At Wirral Magistrates' Court, on Wednesday, 6 May 2020, we are told that she pleaded guilty to threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place and assault...

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Letter to the Editor:- "Parking on pavements."

"EVERYONE should be able to walk on pavements without worrying about vehicles blocking their way. Cars parked on pavements force people into the road, which is particularly dangerous for many, including:- blind and partially sighted people, parents with pushchairs and young children, wheelchair users and others who use mobility aids. Pavement surfaces are not designed to carry the weight of vehicles, and the added maintenance cost of repairing cracked and damaged paving adds an unnecessary financial burden to our..."

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Metro Mayor Announces Liverpool City Region Economic Recovery Panel

METRO Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced the creation of a Liverpool City Region Economic Recovery Panel, to help steer the City Region through the economic recovery following the Coronavirus crisis. Made up of local business leaders, representatives of Central Government and national bodies, Council ;eaders and members of the Local Enterprise Partnership Board, and chaired by the Metro Mayor, the Recovery Panel will aim to maximise the impact of economic recovery funding to...

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Running track to be restored to former glory

COMMUNITY groups in Sefton have come together to restore a once popular running track on Rimrose Valley Country Park. Schools, Athletics Clubs and individuals all took advantage of the facility known locally as 'Chaffers,' before it fell into disrepair. After hearing about efforts being made to reinstate the track, local runner, Chris Murphy, introduced park charity Rimrose Valley Friends and the Rimrose Runners Club to John Carragher. Jamie Carragher's brother, John, is a founding member of Marsh Lane Harriers running club and is connected to the 23 Foundation...

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Vets and animal welfare charities issue Dogs Die in Hot Cars reminder as temperatures soar across England

WITH the Government easing some driving restrictions and after the heat wave that has swept across England, vets are reminding pet owners not to leave their dogs in a car even for a short time. The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has teamed up with a coalition of rescue and re-homing charities, Police, and welfare organisations to highlight the dangers of warm weather...

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Liverpool FC legends support appeal for sports wheelchair for Halewood man

2 of Liverpool Football Clubs greatest ever players are backing an appeal to raise the funds needed to buy a specialist sports wheelchair for a 19 year old man from Halewood, in Liverpool. lan Kennedy and Mark Lawrenson are urging the public to support Alex Waring's appeal after he recently outgrew the wheelchair that he plays wheelchair football in. Alex, has Duchene muscular dystrophy, a degenerative condition that has left him a permanent wheelchair user. His mother, Jenny, aged...

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4 in 10 professionals in Liverpool are worried about losing their job during the Coronavirus pandemic

ACCORDING to an exclusive new study from the UK's leading independent job board, CV-Library, 4 in 10 (44.4%) professionals in Liverpool are worried about losing their job during the Coronavirus pandemic. The study surveyed 1,408 professionals and found that 11.8% of respondents in Liverpool were on furlough, while 35.3% are still working and a further 52.9% were unemployed. It reveals that a staggering 83.3% of workers in Liverpool who are on furlough...

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Nearly a ╝ of children in the North West are now living in poverty and facing a perilous future

LEVELS of poverty amongst children in the North West have risen by 4.5% since 2014, going from 18.5% to 23%, new figures show. Even before the devastating impact of Covid-19 on household incomes, child poverty; predominantly in working families; has been rising across the Region, leaving growing numbers of children facing the devastating effects. The End Child Poverty coalition fears the issues will continue to deepen as the...

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