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Black Lives Matter - Southport

MY name is Sam P Jalloh, I'm an International sporting personality and Author, who lives in Southport. I have been asked to do a report for Southport Reporter, as I went down to the Black Lives Matter protest on lord street, Southport, Merseyside, on Saturday, 13 June 2020, that ran from 3pm to 5pm. The protest lasted about 3 hours. It was a peaceful protest with many local speakers voicing their opinion and advice...

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Hugh Baird College's Sport, Exercise and Fitness department nominated for award at the 2020 Fitness Professional Awards

HUGH Baird College's Sport, Exercise and Fitness department has been nominated for the Training Provider of the Year award at the 2020 Fitness Professional Awards (also known as the Fit...

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CLA calls on Education Secretary to teach Countryside Code in Schools

THE Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has written to the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson MP, calling for the Countryside Code to be taught in Schools. It comes following reports of worrying incidents taking place in rural areas as the country emerges...

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Southport builders' merchants set to play their part in construction industry's plan for recovery

  

BUILDERS merchants across Southport are gearing up for a post-Covid-19 revival of the North West Region's construction sector. The move comes as construction leaders set out a blueprint to...

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Liverpool ONE Is One Step Closer To Re-Opening
Photographs by Activate Digital

THE hand sanitiser stations are being installed, the 1 way systems are in place and signage encouraging people to keep left and observe safe social distancing is being mounted; Liverpool ONE...

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'Topping out' ceremony to mark major milestone towards completion of new Merseyside Police Headquarters

A 'topping out' ceremony to mark a major milestone towards the completion of Merseyside Police's new Headquarters will take place...

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1 of Liverpool's most fashionable areas has been given a great green makeover

WANDER through the heart of the Ropewalks district and you'll be hit with 132 square metres of fronds, foliage and flora across the front of the Parr Street Car Park. A total...

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Local Government Association reveals report showing a million new green jobs could be created by 2050

NEARLY 700,000 direct jobs could be created in England's low carbon and renewable energy economy by 2030, rising to more than 1.18 million by 2050, the Local Government Association has revealed in a new report. The...

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Thunderstorm over Merseyside

THIS Thunderstorm, on 13 June 2020, was the biggest in years to go over Merseyside. Thunder, lightning, and heavy downpours ended what was a run of very hot weather. This footage was taken as it passed directly overhead, near Hightown. The footage shows most of the dramatic storm, but due to cloud and location, Liverpool got a better view as...

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Metro Mayor launches new LCR Future Innovation Fund to support the City Region's most innovative SMEs

LIVERPOOL City Region Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram, has launched the ₤3m LCR Future Innovation Fund to support businesses in the Region to adapt and innovate in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Delivered through Growth Platform, the new fund will provide grants to support SMEs that have reacted innovatively to the changed business environment created by COVID-19. The fund is part of a wider response by the Metro Mayor and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, to re-purpose and re-shape the funding available for businesses...

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Metro Mayor and Government Ministers meet to discuss City Regional recovery following the pandemic

LIVERPOOL City Region Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram, was welcomed by key central Government ministers to a virtual Regional Coronavirus impact meeting to discuss how the...

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Stagecoach launches new smartphone "Busy Bus" indicator to help customers plan journeys

App will use data and artificial intelligence to help customers socially distance Traffic light indicator will give easy guide to quieter services on bus networks. Part of a range of extra safety measures to help customers travel with confidence.

STAGECOACH, Britain's biggest Bus and Coach operator, is launching a new smartphone:- "Busy Bus" indicator to help customers plan their journeys as services increase across the country. The new feature on the Stagecoach Bus App will use extensive data and artificial intelligence to provide a traffic light indicator to help customers choose quieter services and maintain social distancing. The app is...

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We can't have mental health without

OVER the Lockdown the residents Elm Drive, Formby, have been keeping up the community spirit by holding weekly socially distanced quizzes. The photos are from...

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Lockdown art takes flight to support mental health

Creative service users and staff saw their ideas take flight after channelling their feelings about the Coronavirus crisis into an art project.

THE budding artists from Guild Lodge, part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust adult mental health facilities, in Preston, put brushes to paper as part of a piece of work entitled Bird Flight.  The project, the brainchild of occupational therapist and keen artist Mark Love, focused on the idea of coming out of the global pandemic using...

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Letters to the Editor:-  "Shopping in a lockdown world and Blind People"

"DEAR Editor of the Southport Reporter... Across England, non-essential shops are due to reopen on 15 June. It is expected that, as with shops that have remained open throughout lockdown, visual markers will be used to signify the correct distance from others, 1 way systems and designated queuing areas. With social distancing now part of everyday life it is important to highlight that not everyone can maintain the required distance as easily..."

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Men's Health Week:- "I never thought I would get breast cancer"

WHAT better time for 14 men to get together with 1 voice to highlight that Men can get breast cancer too; than Men's Health Week (15 June 2020 to 21 June 2020). "I never thought that I would get breast cancer..." for many men it is a complete shock, as often they don't even know that men can get breast cancer too! Although the number of men affected by breast cancer is much lower than for women, the mortality rate for primary breast cancer in men is high in comparison, due to lack of awareness and late detection. Every year, 370 men...

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Explore Liverpool's Business Directory re-launches to showcase what the Liverpool City Region has to offer

EXPLORE Liverpool and local social media platform ScouseScene have re-launched their Liverpool Business Directory, created to showcase all businesses within the Liverpool City Region. Originally Liverpool's Business Directory created by Explore Liverpool was launched in June 2017 to give local businesses a platform to advertise their business and be noticed by a wider audience. Steven Talbot, Managing Director of Explore...

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Working mums share how they juggle legal career and kids from home

FOR many of us, working from home can be a struggle. But for working mums who have children at home with them, staying focused can be a constant battle.  Leading female experts from the legal industry have shared their experiences of working from home with children; from interrupted Zoom calls to ignoring social media pressure; and how they hope the lockdown will impact flexible working for mums in the future. The legal team are based across the North West and work for specialist medical law firm Patient Claim Line. Commenting...

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Children could be put in harm's way by changes to social care regulations, says MP

A Merseyside MP says vulnerable children:- "could be put in harm's way" by changes to social care regulations introduced because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Bill Esterson, MP for Sefton Central, said the Government's temporary amendment of 10 sets of regulations relating to children's social care and support services were "unnecessary" and "reduce children's rights with very few safeguards." The MP said the Government should not use the Covid-19 crisis as a cover for...

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Working Mums share how they juggle legal career and kids from home

FOR many of us, working from home can be a struggle. But for working mums who have children at home with them, staying focused can be a constant battle.  Leading female experts from the legal industry have shared their experiences of working from home with children; from interrupted Zoom calls to ignoring social media pressure; and how they hope the lockdown will impact flexible working for mums in the future. The legal team are based across the North West and work for specialist medical law firm Patient Claim Line. Commenting...

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Spike in online searches for cleaners confirms local Molly Maid Franchise efforts to lead the way back in servicing its community

AS businesses in Preston and Southport area slowly get back to work, the local Franchise Owner for Molly Maid, the national professional cleaning company has been actively planning her return for several weeks. Though services provided in a customer's home were never required to cease operating during the lockdown, many businesses like Molly Maid decided it was the right thing to...

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St Helens Council under pressure to back Care Workers who are struggling to stop the spread of COVID-19

ST Helens Council has been criticised by the Public Sector side of the Union UNISON for not protecting Care Workers in order to stop the spread of Coronavirus. UNISON asked all North West Councils to sign a pledge which guarantees sick pay and other protections for local Care Workers. St Helens Council is the only Local Authority out of the 6 which make up the Liverpool City Region which has not signed the pledge or agreed a similar sick pay...

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Community Energy Bill Enters Parliament with Unprecedented Support

A proposed new law that would help rebuild local economies whilst increasing clean energy generation was introduced into Parliament by a cross-party group of 150 MPs; an unprecedented number for a:- '10 Minute Rule Bill.' Under the proposal, known as the Local Electricity Bill, a new 'Right to Local Supply' of energy would empower communities to sell locally generated electricity directly to local households and businesses. Currently customers can only purchase electricity...

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St Helens Council under pressure to back Care Workers who are struggling to stop the spread of COVID-19

ST Helens Council has been criticised by the Public Sector side of the Union UNISON for not protecting Care Workers in order to stop the spread of Coronavirus. UNISON asked all North West Councils to sign a pledge which guarantees sick pay and other protections for local Care Workers. St Helens Council is the only Local Authority out of the 6 which make up the Liverpool City Region which has not signed the pledge or agreed a similar sick pay...

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UK Government supports the wages of 36,200 jobs across Sefton

SINCE the launch of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), the UK Government has supported the wages of 36,200 jobs in Sefton. The CJRS and SEISS were announced by the Chancellor, and are run by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), as part of a package of support measures for businesses affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. Businesses have furloughed 27,700 jobs in Sefton, up to 31 May 2020, since the CJRS was launched on 20...

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Sector braced for lay offs despite Government support

NORTH West England's manufacturers are calling on the Government to provide immediate support for the sector in any emergency Budget as the full impact of the Covid 19 crisis hits the sector hard. The call was made on the back of the Make UK/BDO Q2 Manufacturing Outlook survey which shows the sector hit record low levels of output, reaching levels beyond anything seen in even the financial crisis. Make UK has already called on the Government to step in with direct support for key strategic sectors...

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Councils call for the suspension of no recourse to public funds over the Covid-19 crisis

COUNCILS are saying that the:- 'No Recourse to Public Funds' (NRPF) condition needs to be suspended by Government so that all vulnerable individuals are entitled to receive support during the Coronavirus crisis. The Local Government Association says that high numbers of people with NRPF; a condition Government places on some individuals as a result of their immigration status, removing access to welfare...

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We can't have mental health without 'men'

IT is a long standing cliché, but 1 that is sadly still true:- men do not always feel comfortable to talk. With the Covid-19 pandemic still having a detrimental effect on our daily lives and isolation being a key factor, Sam Tyrer tells us why talking is key. Sam, who is a registered Nurse who has moved into Prevention and Engagement for Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust, knows all too well about the:- 'lad's lad' image that is still hanging heavily over men's health:- "When I was in High School, I was 'the lad.' I was the confident 1. I never...

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