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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...

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Vision for a world class Theatre and Conference Centre revealed for Southport

A new state of the art venue planned to replace Southport Theatre and Convention Centre.

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...

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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...

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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...

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Liverpool's Black Cabs Go Contactless

Safer Ride - Liverpool's Hackney Cabs are ready to 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...

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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...

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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...

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Liverpool charity to mark Mandela Day by bringing communities together in 'hope and healing'

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...

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Kirkby Headbolt Lane Station scheme moves a step closer with ₤3.3m funding secured and CGI images are unveiled

Kirkby Headbolt Lane station scheme moves a step closer with ₤3.3m funding secured and CGI image.

THE Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram's pledge for a new Station at Kirkby Headbolt Lane has moved a step closer...

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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...

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Rochelle Humes supporting drive to 'Change the Story' and get thousands of inclusive children's books into UK Primary Schools

CHILDREN'S book company Little Box of Books has launched a crowd funder and with the...

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Pre-School Open Week for parents

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 space...

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Letter to Editor:- "1st UK Circus Big Top is up after Lockdown"

FOLLOWING on from our report within our previous weekly edition about the UK's Circus Industry


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Neo finds a new home!

LOCAL animal rescue charity Freshfields issued a update about Neo, 1 of 2 dogs brutally...

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Uniquely designed bandstand to be installed in the grounds of Strawberry Field, Liverpool

Liverpool Council planners give final OK

When 1 thinks of Strawberry Field, John Lennon or the Beatles, it is music that comes to mind. For...

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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 adventure...

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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...

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;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. MKM Birkenhead


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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 permission. Please..."

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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


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New service launches to help reduce tenant and landlord disputes over rent arrears

A newly launched service to help resolve rent arrears issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially prevent tenants from


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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 as a result of the...

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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...

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'Silent Service' 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...

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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...

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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 communities and...

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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...

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Data project drives improvements in care for patients

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...

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