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Merseyside named the best
holiday spot in the North West
MERSEYSIDE is the best destination for
those looking to holiday in the North West this year, as the county boasts the
best value for money when it comes to Sun hours and average temperatures across
the Region, new research shows. This could be fantastic news for our tourist
trade, as more Brits are choosing to holiday at home than ever before, with more
than ½ the adult population (56%) spending their summer vacation in the UK,
according to the latest tourism figures. 'The Sun For Your Spend'
analysis, conducted by holiday letting agency Island Cottages...
Vision for a world class Theatre and
Conference Centre revealed for Southport
ON 17 July 2020 Sefton Council released plans outlining its ambitious
vision for a brand new world class Theatre and Conference Centre on Southport
waterfront. The new state of the...
The WLYC 24 Hour Race is
online for 2020!
NORMALLY at this time of year, the West Lancashire Yacht Club (WLYC)
would be gearing up to put on the UK’s Number 1 Endurance Dinghy event, but
Covid-19 has meant that this years race could not be held in its tradionally
format. This would class event...
Southport Travelodge has reopened
THE Hotel firm Travelodge, who are the UK's 1st budget
Hotel chain has accelerated its Hotel reopening programme by reopening a
further 100 Hotels and this includes reopening the doors...
Liverpool's Black Cabs Go
ALL Hackney Cabs in Liverpool should
now take contactless card payments, making travelling across the City safer and
more convenient. In April, the Council's Licensing Committee agreed to accept a
proposal to make contactless card payments...
PCC secures extra funding to support victims of sexual violence
MORE than ₤100,000 of extra funding has been secured by Merseyside's Police
Commissioner to support victims of sexual...
PCC welcomes calls for great
resources and focus on roads Policing
MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner Jane Kenned has said
she welcomes a national report which urges a stronger...
Liverpool charity to mark Mandela Day by bringing communities together in 'hope
LIVERPOOL charitable organisation Mandela8 is marking
Mandela Day this year by encouraging the public to take part in a whole week of
activities aimed at promoting community...
Kirkby Headbolt Lane Station scheme moves a
step closer with ₤3.3m funding secured and CGI images are unveiled
THE Liverpool City Region
Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram's pledge for a new Station at Kirkby Headbolt Lane
has moved a step closer...
EU Money that could help
National Recover from Covid-19 us at risk
MORE than ₤730 million in vital EU cash which could help local
communities bounce back from COVID-19 risks going unspent and being sent back to
Brussels if the funding is not allocated by the Government before the end of
2020, Councils have warned. The Local Government Association said 24% of
England's allocation of the European Social Fund remains unspent. It is calling
on the Government to urgently work with Councils and combined Authorities to
ensure the remaining money; which amounts to more than ₤730 million; is
allocated quickly to support the national recovery from the pandemic...
Rochelle Humes supporting drive to
Story' and get thousands of inclusive children's books into UK Primary
CHILDREN'S book company Little Box of
Books has launched a crowd
funder and with the...
Pre-School Open Week for
THINKING of a Pre-School for your
little 1 in September? Lakeside Pre-School has spaces available and is running an
open week from 20 July to 24 July 2020. Along with a huge amount of indoor
Letter to Editor:- "1st
UK Circus Big Top is up after Lockdown"
FOLLOWING on from our report within our
edition about the UK's Circus Industry...
Neo finds a new home!
LOCAL animal rescue charity Freshfields
issued a update about Neo, 1 of 2 dogs brutally...
Uniquely designed bandstand
to be installed in the grounds of Strawberry Field, Liverpool
When 1 thinks of Strawberry Field, John Lennon
or the Beatles, it is music that comes to mind. For...
Water lovers are encouraged to dive
right into a series of fantastic events at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre over
the coming months
THE popular open air lake at the Waterloo based
LGA and CLA responds on
Government's plans to combat flooding
FOLLOWING the Government's announcement
about new long term plans to tackle flooding, Cllr David Renard, Environment
spokesman for the Local Government Association, said...
;MKM opens new branch in
Birkenhead creating 13 new jobs!
MKM Building Supplies, the UK's largest
independent builder's merchant is delighted to be opening its 73rd branch in
Birkenhead next week (20 July), the 1st since the Covid-19 crisis and creating
13 much needed jobs in the area.
Letter to Editor:- "We
want the hedge back!"
"WE want to remind your readers, Sefton
Council and Formby Parish Council that the 100 year old hedge, that was on
Liverpool Road, Formby, was fully removed in January 2020, without
Sefton Council is reminding residents to make
sure they dispose of disposable barbecues or hot coals safely
DISPOSING of the ash after using a charcoal or
disposable barbecues, can be a headache...
New service launches to help reduce tenant and landlord disputes over rent
A newly launched service to help
resolve rent arrears issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially prevent
Liverpool looks to
"cleaner School run" to maintain lockdown air quality levels
LIVERPOOL City Council has written to
every School in the City offering road safety measures to help maintain improved
air quality created by the Covid-19 lockdown. The Council has already
implemented a pilot project around 8 Primary Schools to promote walking and
cycling in a bid to create a cleaner, healthier and quieter School run before
this term ends. And with air pollution levels down by a ⅓
as a result of the...
NSPCC comment on sentencing
of Julie Marshall over 81,000 child abuse images
THE NSPCC has issued the
following comment following the sentencing of Julie Marshall, previously known
as John Marshall, who was jailed for 9 months following a sentencing at Preston
Crown Court. A spokesperson for the NSPCC said:- "Every 1 of the
81,000 images in Marshall's appalling collection represents a child who has
suffered abuse which could affect them for the rest...
partners with the Sea Cadets on national competition to inspire new memorial
THE Submariner Memorial Appeal is today announcing a
partnership with the Sea Cadets in a competition to design a new memorial which
will mark the role Royal Navy submariners have played over the last 119 years.
The competition's closing date has also been extended until the end of August
2020. The memorial will be installed at the National Memorial Arboretum in
Staffordshire next year. The 1st of its kind in...
North West probation service
is "good, but with room for improvement"
A probation service that manages more than 17,000 offenders in the North West is
performing well, but needs to improve specific aspects of its work, according to
inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of the
North West division of the National Probation Service (NPS) in January and
February. Inspectors looked at 10 aspects of the division's work and gave an
overall rating of...
Fiscal Devolution key to
nationwide Covid-19 Economic Recovery
ADDITIONAL financial freedoms; such as
the ability to set their own taxes or devolving national taxation from Central
Government; would empower communities to help kickstart a national COVID-19
economic recovery, the Local Government Association says today. Councils across
the country continue to lead local communities through the Covid-19 crisis,
which has underlined the transformative role they can play in supporting their
Community Discharge Grant
CARE England, the largest
representative body for independent providers of adult social care has welcomed
the Community Discharge Grant. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of
Care England, says:- "It is imperative, despite the increased
pressure the care system has come under in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, that
people with a learning disability and / or autism are enabled to enjoy their
rights to live purposeful lives as active members of families and...
Data project drives improvements in care for
MILLIONS of people across the North
West Coast will benefit from improved health thanks to a project aimed at better
managing patient data. Connected Health Cities., which involved the Innovation
Agency, was a ₤20m, four-year pilot funded by the Department of Health to unite
local health data and technology to improve care for patients in the North of
England. The project put patients at the heart of how their health data was
used, with great success. It was co-ordinated...