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Buglife's B-Lines will put a buzz back into Cheshire and Merseyside's Towns and countryside

BUGLIFE, with funding from Defra, launches an ambitious plan to help our bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinating insects. Cheshire and Merseyside B-Lines aims to connect the county's best remaining wildlife sites through targeted wildflower habitat creation, linking the hills to the coast and Towns to the countryside. Buglife has worked with the Local Authorities and other partners to map out a network of potential wildflower habitat called:- 'B-Lines,' and are now inviting farmers, landowners and the public to get involved in creating new pollinator habitat, and...

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Marine Conservation Society calls on public to #KeepItClean

THE UK's leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), is calling on the UK public to:- 'Keep It Clean and Take It Home' as huge swathes of litter pollute outdoor spaces across the country. Beaches, parks and public spaces are suffering the...

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Revenue losses for local transport risk economic recovery Metro Mayor warns

MANY local transport services are likely to become:- "unsustainable in their current form due to the impact of the Coronavirus lockdown," the Mayor of the...

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Re-opening of Shops good news but jobs and businesses are still on the line

BRITISH retail in England is not starting to re-open, but with so many restrictions, yet again small businesses are facing an up hill struggle to open and also...

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Liverpool based arts organisation Collective Encounters launch Women in Action

LIVERPOOL based arts organisation Collective Encounters has just launched its latest project, Women in Action, which is still able to take place despite social...

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A safety 1st for Liverpool as Taxi screens get the City moving

LIVERPOOL City Council has become the 1st Local Authority in the country to approve a locally made protective screen for Taxis and Private Hire vehicles that will help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. People travelling...

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Eureka! Mersey takes a huge stride closer to opening!

A new national attraction in the Liverpool City Region designed to inspire children and young people to be curious about the science of themselves, their communities...

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West Lancashire Freemasons join Masons nationally to provide 120,000 people with 300,000 meals and 38 tonnes of food

WITH many families struggling to put food on the table Freemasons across England and Wales are currently working on hundreds of initiatives to help minimise the daily pressure on households...

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Ambulance Service supports 10,500 patients with telephone care at home throughout COVID-19 pandemic peak

MORE than 10,500 people across the North West avoided an unnecessary trip to Hospital, in April 2020, thanks to telephone...

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Common and Natterjacks Toads in Devil's Hole - Formby

WITH an extremely dry month and thousands of people flocking to Formby beach, following easing of lockdown restrictions, some of the rarest species are still hanging on. Within the Sand Dune Wetlands, at Devil's Hole, the biggest blowout in Europe, and which is often described as resembling a crater. This location, with steep slopes on all sides, holds just enough surface water to support both Natterjack tadpoles...

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45% more Brits concerns for homeless over the COVID-19 crises

COVID-19 has had a major impact on the attitudes and concerns towards those who are homeless, new research from Nationwide Building Society shows. 45% of people in the UK are more worried today, as a result of being forced to stay indoors, according to survey of more than 6,500 people across the UK. The research comes as Nationwide opens applications for its Community Grants Scheme, where...

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Liverpool's 2nd Pop-Up Cycle Lane Route Starts Operating

WORK has begun on installing Liverpool's 2nd pop up cycle lane, connecting a historic park to the City's main Hospital. The temporary 4 and ½ mile route; 1 of 7 across the City which will create a 65 mile long network; will run from Sefton Park Road in South...

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Hugh Baird College Students' film nominated for 3 awards

HUGH Baird College's A-level Film Studies student, Conor O'Neil, alongside brothers Matthew and John Reynolds, have recently been announced as finalists for 'Blackbird' at:- 'Best International Short' at the Buenos Aires film festival and have also been...

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Smokers - Ditch the habit over "Love your lungs week 2020"

THE Trust's stop smoking service, Quit Squad, is marking the week, which runs from 22 June to 28 June 2020 by inviting people to ditch the cigarettes with their support. The service, which offers free advice to anyone over the age of 12, warns smokers have an increased risk of contracting respiratory infections, which is of particular concern during the...

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Liverpool's Lord Mayor to make history - again!

LIVERPOOL'S 1st black Lord Mayor has been reappointed for another year as the City's 1st citizen. Councillor Anna Rothery's Town Hall position will be formally endorsed at a meeting of the City Council's cabinet on Friday, 19 June 2020. Councillor Rothery's term as Lord Mayor and her...

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Creativity of refugee community celebrated in Festival 31

Dorota Modlinger Mandala of Hope and Dreams New Moon Ritual

A month long celebration of refugee arts and culture has started as part of National Refugee Week. Festival 31 has launched this week and offers a series of unique and thought provoking art commissions and events...

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The Tick-ing Time Bomb

THE joint hottest May 2020 on record and an unseasonably wet and humid June 2020 has created ideal breeding grounds for:- fleas, ticks and worms across our outdoor spaces, according to experts. Although a recent:- 'European monsoon' in June 2020 was welcome news to gardeners, bringing much needed rainfall after a drastic dry spell, subsequent humidity and temperature highs have created perfect conditions for some of the UK's most dangerous parasites. According to experts at the leading pet care brand Bob Martin, fleas and ticks thrive best in warm, humid weather, and with...

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What you need to know if your child is set to start School in September

UNDER the current circumstances, no 1 knows what School is going to look like at the start of the new academic year. While some Schools have talked about opening for 4 days, others have proposed shortened days or alternative weeks. For many working parents, this is going to be difficult to juggle. Children in England must begin full time education when they reach compulsory School age, with most starting reception in September after they turn 4. However, there is a little known option to delay this for up to 2 terms, with parents retaining the right to have their...

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Un-locked loving in Liverpool

SINGLE people in Liverpool have gone the ⅓ longest without sex during lockdown, a study shows. Singles in and around the City managed to go an average of 17.37 days before breaking the rules to be intimate with someone outside their household, according to the survey by international dating app, happen. It comes as the majority of people who don't live with a partner head towards 100 days of frustration by not being able to date or have intimate contact with people outside their household. The  findings come just 2 weeks after the Government introduce the:- 'love bubble,' which allowed...

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Laura Ashley re-opens across Lancashire to commence 'everything must go closing Down Sale'

BRITISH retail heritage brand, Laura Ashley has confirmed that its stores in:- Birkdale, Preston, and Lancaster will re-open in June 2020 to commence its closing down sale, with dramatic reductions on fashion. Laura Ashley's extensive closing down sale launches with at least 50% off fashion in store and online, plus all furniture now 30% off. Everything has been reduced and has to go, including stock being cleared from the warehouse. Customers are encouraged to take advantage...

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Priority supermarket deliveries announced for blind shoppers amid social distancing concerns in the North West of England

BLIND and partially sighted people across the North West of England who have struggled to buy food since the lockdown are now able to access priority online shopping slots following campaigning by sight loss charities. Changes to supermarket layouts, social distancing and limitations on online delivery slots have made it nearly impossible for blind and partially sighted people to shop without support. As a result, just ½ of blind and partially sighted people...

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NSPCC and O2 provide free virtual online safety webinars in the North West as the 'perfect storm' continues

AS the Coronavirus pandemic continues to fuel a perfect storm in digital risk to children in the North West, the NSPCC and O2 are now delivering virtual online safety talks for parents. The important online safety workshops have moved online; the latest resource from the organisations' ongoing partnership. They are free to join and are presented by experienced NSPCC staff, who provide advice, tips, and signposting to free resources and extra support. Social media and...

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Mersey Park Primary School, Birkenhead, to become a Centre of Excellence in financial education

MERSEY Park Primary School, Birkenhead, have been chosen to join the Centre of Excellence programme in financial education. The news comes as part of a ground breaking new partnership between the UK's leading financial education charity, Young Money, and HSBC UK. The announcement means that Mersey Park Primary School are working with an educational specialist to create a detailed programme of financial education for their children, integrating the subject into their...

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Universities team up to help guide teens

UNIVERSITIES from across the North West have teamed up to help teenagers prepare for higher education in a range of online events. Next week's events have been set up by Future U, Lancashire's Uni Connect programme, along with its counterparts, Greater Manchester Higher, Shaping Futures in Merseyside and HELOA, an independent association of HE professionals  The 'Uni Connect @ Home' programme allows students from North West Schools to find out more about individual Universities, living away from home and student finance, through a series of online sessions, videos...

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Research reveals it take 6 adults to raise a child in the North West of England!

IT takes an average of 6 adults to raise a single child in the North West, with:- 39% Grandmothers, 35% Teachers, 34% Grandfathers, 20% Aunts and 19% Uncles all playing key roles alongside parents, according to the results of a study amongst British parents and children. Nearly a ⅕ of those surveyed believe it takes as many as 10 people to bring up a child, highlighting the extent of those involved in raising a family in modern Britain. ¾ of parents in the Region agree that the main attribute needed to raise a child...

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Safety front of mind as routine testing returns at Specsavers in England

SPECSAVERS stores in England have reopen for routine testing following approval from NHS England, having operated an urgent and essential care only service throughout the COVID-19 restrictions. Specsavers Clinical Services Director Giles Edmonds says that:- "With lockdown measures easing, we've now extended our services in line with the latest Government and NHS guidelines. This means that, for the 1st time since lockdown, customers are able to book routine eye and hearing..."

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National regulators say CWP is outstanding for caring

NHS Trust CWP has maintained its Care Quality Commission (CQC) outstanding rating for caring, alongside an overall rating of Good. Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP), which was inspected between January and March 2020, remains the only Trust across Cheshire and Wirral with Outstanding for Caring overall; and the only mental and community health services trust within the North West to be Outstanding for Caring overall. Out of the 5 key domains used by CQC to evaluate services (safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led)...

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