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Have you seen the Comet?

FROM early history Comets have seen as omens and bearers of bad news, letís hope as many of us in the Northern Hemisphere we observe Comet Neowise passing by, this is not the case. We all now know what a comet really is, but with Covid19 and other issues, like Brexit in the UK, you could be forgiven thinking otherwise. Donald Trump might well tell us the answer... if you donít get...

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Pioneer George becomes Liverpool City Region's 1st Inclusive Apprentice

From Left to right: Apprentice George with Line Manager Ken at Regenda Homes.

IN September 2019m 3 Supported Interns from Abbots Lea School, which is a School for children aged 3 to 19 with Autism, started their internship with the Regenda Group. The Internship was part of a national programme to enable...

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Virtual Gallery Opens Its Doors to Celebrate Art in Schools!

dot-art Schools successfully launched this year's annual inter-School art exhibition in a brand new online virtual gallery on 7 July 2020. Carolyn Murray, dot-art Schools Project Manager reveals:- "After the disappointment of postponing our 8th Annual..."

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The National Lottery is searching for your 'Home Town Hero' or 'Lockdown Legend' as part of the 2020 National Lottery Awards

THIS ear the annual search for the UK's most popular National Lottery funded projects will, for the 1st time, honour individuals who...

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Massive public response to NSPCC appeal to help teenagers living in care

AN online appeal by the NSPCC for toiletries to help teenagers in care across the North smashed its target. The charity has been overwhelmed with support and...

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Liverpool's Roads Programme tops ₤100m for the 1st time!

New Princes Boulevard, Toxteth, to open in August 2020

THE roadworks are the latest phase of Liverpool City Council's Better Roads programme and takes the value of on-site highways construction past ₤100m for...

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Exclusive phone interview:- "More must be done to help save the UK's Circus Industry"

THIS interview was made the day before the fantastic news was made that the Circus can re-open in England, form the 11 July 2020. But we are still running this as lots of the other issues raised within...

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New Theatre Membership scheme has been launched by St Helens Theatre Royal

HEADS up! St Helens Theatre Royal has launched a brand new Theatre membership scheme during the Coronavirus Pandemic, to appeal to its loyal patrons to...

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Consultation on fresh landlord licensing scheme

LIVERPOOL is set to start consulting on a comprehensive landlord licensing scheme which would cover around 80% of privately rented properties in the City. In January, Communities...

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Coronavirus NHS free travel scheme to end from Monday, 13 July 2020

MERSEYTRAVEL has confirmed that free travel for NHS workers will come to an end from Monday, 13 July 2020. The scheme was 1 of the 1st Regional free NHS travel schemes to be introduced during the Coronavirus lockdown and is the last to be brought to an end. Put in place when only essential travel was taking place, the scheme provided additional support to NHS staff during the height of the peak of COVID-19...

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Culture Secretary's announcement that gyms reopening

IN light of the announcement from UK Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, on 9 July 2020, regarding the reopening of indoor gyms, swimming pools and sports facilities from 25 July, Ross Kirton, Head of UK Leisure Agency at Colliers International provided a...

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Now open once more in the bustling heart of Liverpool, with brand new Garden Bar


LIKE many organisations, St Luke's Bombed Out Church has had to close during the Covid-19 lockdown period from March 2020. Set in the heart of the City, it has remained one of the Liverpool's most stunning venues, host to a wide range of music, arts and...

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Bispham Road Post Office finalist in 'We're Stronger Together' awards for service during Covid-19 pandemic

THE Southport Bispham Road Post Office is a finalist in Community Engagement category at the Post Office's 'We're..."

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Hospitality hot spot gears up for great outdoors

1 of Liverpool's most celebrated hospitality hot-spots is the next area to be transformed as part of the groundbreaking:- "Liverpool Without Walls" programme.  Lark Lane in Aigburth, which sits at...

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Deliveroo is celebrating 4 years of trading with a look at local have been eating habits during lockdown

DELIVEROO, the on demand food delivery service, is celebrating its 4th birthday in Southport with a lookback at what locals have been eating during lockdown. New data from Deliveroo reveals that Saturday, at 7:22pm, is the most popular time for Southport locals to order Deliveroo. Further data has shown locals love British food the most, followed by American and Chinese.  Since its launch in the Town 4 years ago, more than 30...

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Person looking for sea mussels leads to HM Coastguard call out

ON 7 July 2020, the HM Coastguard Crosby Team were tasked to a report of a concern of safety to a member of public in the area of Crosby Leisure centre. The report stated that a person was seen far out on the tide line near to the outfall pipe. With daylight fading and a flooding tide, not to mention a build up of mist in the area at the time, the 1st informant was quite right to call and ask for Coastguard to check the welfare of the person. Once the team arrived on location they liaised with...

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Liverpool City Council telephone Contact Centre to close at weekends

LIVERPOOL City Council's telephone Contact Centre will no longer be open at weekends starting from later this month. It follows a reduction in hours during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen calls answered only between 8am and 6pm, 7 days a week. The change to weekday only opening brings Liverpool into line with other big 'core' Cities and follows increased preference by residents in a modern world to use online form, emails and...

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Reminder Coastal Road works due to start again

ESSENTIAL works on the Coastal Road in Southport are continuing to help improve access for both cyclists and pedestrians. The works are part of the Southport East West Cycle Link improvement scheme thanks to funding from the Liverpool City Region and primarily compromises of the widening of cycle track between Weld Road roundabout and the bridge at Pinfold Lane. Contractors are carrying the work out in stages to ensure minimal disruption to traffic and the road...

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Listen to Frankie Goes to Hollywood performed by BBC orchestra!

THE 'anthem of Merseyside', Frankie Goes to Hollywood's debut single Relax, as nominated by listeners, has been remained into its own unique rendition by an 80 piece orchestra. In just 2 weeks, the BBC Philharmonic has written, adapted and performed Relax, with each musician having recorded their part in their own home to make up the final piece. Relax was written and recorded by Liverpool based band Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Topping the charts...

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Warrington small business owners urged to "recoup what they are owed"

THE boss of a Warrington Challenger Bank is urging business owners to:- "recoup what they are owed" with the help of a free Government appointed support service. Gary Wilkinson, CEO and Co-Founder of Redwood Bank, is recommending small business owners tackle late payment issues with help from the Small Business Commissioner (SBC). The SBC is an independent public body which was launched by the Government in December...

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