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Hightown Beach Clean Group - Founder Member
- Tommy Norbury
SINCE 2015 a group of volunteers have
been doing clean-ups on the beach and dunes in and around Hightown, led by the
group's Founder Member, Tommy Norbury. The Hightown Beach Clean Group have,
throughout the UK's Covid-19 Lockdown, continued to help our local marine
wildlife and make it a safer and nicer beach for everyone to...
RSPCA appeal after dead fox on lead found with facial injuries
THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead fox with facial injuries was
found on a lead on a Wirral footpath.
A member of the public made the shocking discovery on 6 July on the Wirral
Circular Trail and contacted the...
Liverpool charity City Hearts support garment
worker trafficked into modern day slavery by woman in her own family
HERE in Merseyside, City Hearts,
the national anti trafficking charity whose biggest centre is in Liverpool, is
Social Mobility warning as new research highlights young
people in "red wall" seats are already 34% more likely to claim benefits than
the UK average
THE latest unemployment figures from the Office for National...
City pledges commitment to
UN sustainability goals
LIVERPOOL has committed to a United Nations initiative
to find sustainable ways to tackle poverty and improve health, education and
economic growth. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an urgent call
A ray of sunshine for British industry during the COVID-19
THE COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly swept across the
globe, affecting the lives of billions of people worldwide, and having a
negative impact on many industries. However, for some...
Liverpool's Rugby League World Cup 2021 fixtures announced
THE Rugby League World Cup comes to England in 2021
and tournament organisers, 21 July 2020, revealed the much anticipated fixture
schedule for what promises to be the biggest...
Ambitious ₤8.8 billion Economic Recovery Plan for the Liverpool
STEVE Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City
Region was published on 24
July 2020, entitled:- 'Building Back Better' an ambitious economic recovery...
SOS we Local media needs you help
COVID-19 has hit us hard and with out Government
help, it could kill off local independent media. Both the PINF and ICNN have come together
to launch the 'Save Independent News'
campaign. Please sign go onto the campaign sight and sign
online petition. Without independent media in the UK, the
risk to our society shows a real and present danger. If the
UK is to succeed after Brexit, it will need more than ever
the creative industries and its independent media more than
Charitable holidaymakers can now help to raise money for a leading suicide
NORTH West based PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide will receive a donation
from bookings made through the new social enterprise Charitable Travel.
The travel agency says it hopes the "spirit of community and kindness"
during lockdown will be reflected in future holiday planning.
Melissa Tilling, founder and Chief Executive of Charitable Travel, said:- "We
think the work PAPYRUS does across the UK is incredible and we are delighted to
offer people the chance to show their support simply by booking a holiday. If we
have created 1 positive out of Covid-19 then it is learning new ways..."
Sport is not cancelled as local care home launches a sporting tournament for
residents and local community
MAJOR sporting events across the country might have
been cancelled because of Covid-19, but the competitive spirit is still flying
high at a care home in Liverpool...
Learning disability awareness training to be delivered to
all health and social care staff
health and social care staff in Lancashire and South Cumbria will
receive training from health...
Merseyside's Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes
Government review of PCC
MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner has welcomed a
Government review of the Police
and Crime Commissioner (PCC) model. PCCs were 1st introduced in 2012 to
replace Police Authorities...
World's Strongest Disabled
Man Attempts 100 Mile Hand Cycle Ride from Leicester to Skegness for Charity
PETE Linnett, 3x World's Strongest
Disabled Man, will...
Liverpool's Mayor appoints Chair of Race Equality Taskforce
THE Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has announced that Tracey Gore, director
of the City's Steve Biko Housing Association, will be seconded to the position
of Chair for 6 months and has...
New solo exhibition opening at
Art House Gallery
LOCAL experimental calligraphic printmaker, Kate
Tidmarsh, will be mounting an exciting new exhibition at the Art House Gallery in
Eastbank Street of her latest artistic exploitations using her versatile hand
Gibraltar Squadron to receive 2 Cutting Edge Fast Patrol Craft from
A ₤9.9 million contract has been signed with Merseyside based Marine
Specialised Technology (MST) for 2 new boats to replace the Gibraltar Squadron
Fast Patrol Craft. The 6 year contract, which will support 30 jobs and create a
further 25, will see construction...
2 Southport businesses have secured funding from Made Smarter, the movement
helping SMEs join the Industry 4.0 revolution
UNITED Automation and Flavourfresh Salads are working with the North West
Disabled woman from Southport abused by member
of the public in face covering row
A shocking video has highlighted the abuse disabled people are
experiencing in the wake of new...
New fund to bring culture to the streets
A brand new ₤200,000 fund has been created to bring
energy, culture and vibrancy on to the streets of Liverpool. Following recent
announcements from central Government that socially distanced live performances
are now allowed, Liverpool City Council and Arts Council England are...
Appetite To Eat Out Strong Following Marco Pierre White Restaurant Re-Opening
A popular Liverpool restaurant has enjoyed a successful re-opening
following the easing of the current lockdown. The Marco Pierre White
Steakhouse Bar and Grill, which...
Community hero receives Royal Stamp of approval from Queen's representative
NEIL McEwen has been recognised for his hard work in providing food and
care packages to the local community by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of
Merseyside. Neil, Environment Officer for Regenda Homes...
Council helps Alder Hey patient's wheelie bin dream come true
LIVERPOOL City Council's refuse team has been on a very special mission
to bring joy to a 10 year...
NHS at risk from future trade deals, says MP
THE MP for Sefton Central and Shadow International Trade Minister, Bill
Esterson MP said that the UK Government had also failed to protect the
UK's high food standards in the Trade Bill, which passed through its final stage
in the House of Commons, on Monday, 20 July 2020. Mr...
Change to brewer duty is the:- "Wrong
measure at the wrong time," says MP
A Merseyside MP has raised concerns about the Government's changes to
beer duty for micro breweries, saying the new scheme risks putting some brewers
out of business at a time when they...
Rimrose Valley running track to be extended
A community led project to reinstate
'Chaffers' running track on Rimrose Valley
has been given the green light to continue its work. The popularity of the
Failing Police collaborations cost forces money, time and effort - HMICFRS
COLLABORATION between Police Forces when done well can save money, reduce
bureaucracy and improve efficiency and...
LGA's response to the UK Government's Flu vaccination programme statement
RESPONDING to the expansion of the flu vaccination programme, Cllr
Paulette Hamilton, Vice Chair of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, said:-
"Extending the free winter flu jab to as many..."
Report recommends Southport's St
Teresa's should remain open
SEFTON Council's Cabinet is set to consider a report
which will recommend that St Teresa's School in Southport remains open. The
Council has always been keen to explore every avenue and, recognising the impact
CLA encourages responsible metal detecting
THE CLA (Country Land and Business Association) is calling on all metal detectorists to abide by common sense rules contained in the Metal Detecting
Code of Conduct after Northumbria Police recently arrested a man for theft...
Every pupil in North West to see another rise in funding in 2021
SCHOOLS across the North West are set to receive ₤5.3 billion in 2021, which is
a ₤221 million increase from 2019, in the next step to level up funding across
Funding figures released, on Monday, 20 July 2020, show...
Metro Mayor's bid for funds boost
MP Bill Esterson is backing the Metro Mayor
Steve Rotheram's bid for a ₤1.4bn funding boost for the Liverpool City Region.
The Sefton Central MP said the Region needed support from the Government to:-
"build back better" following the Covid-19...
Learning Disability Support and Care Services
CARE England, who are the largest representative
body for independent providers of Adult Social Care, within England, has called
upon Government to improve the future sustainability of the learning disability
Letter to Editor:- "Public Toilets within
THE following email was sent to us on Friday, 17 July 2020 by Sharman
Whitehead. It reads:- "Went to Southport for a nice day out today. Arrived
after a long journey to find all public toilets were closed. Cafes and..."
LGA responds to the new laws to extend homes upwards and relaxing of planning
RESPONDING to new laws laid in the UK's Parliament, on 21 July 2020, in
which will mean full planning applications will not be...
It takes 6 adults to raise a child in the North West
IT takes an average of 6 adults to raise a single
child in the North West, with Grandmothers (39%), teachers (35%), grandfathers
(34%), aunts (20%) and uncles (19%) all playing key roles alongside parents,
according to the results...
MP calls for new Motorway Junction to open
SEFTON Central MP Bill Esterson has called on Highways England to approve
the opening of the new M58 Junction 1 slip roads:- "without delay."
The ₤5.5m project, which provides a Northbound off slip and a Southbound on slip
to the M58...