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Overnight Theft from Southport store leaves owner devastated
SOUTHPORT Motorcycles, on Eastbank Street, Southport, was broken into
resulting in over ₤12,000 worth of damage. The theft took place between 11.20pm
and midnight, on Tuesday, 28 July 2020. The owner of the local, independent
store, Bernard, is a well known and respected local entrepreneur, who has been
struggling with both his health and keeping his business afloat over the locks...
of Man Steam Packet Company signs contract for new vessel
ON Friday, 31 July 2020, its Board of
Directors signed a contract on behalf of the Company with 1 of the world's major
shipbuilders, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), based in Ulsan. It follows a week
long visit to Korea by senior personnel from the Isle of Man Steam Packet
woman named in Cycling UK's 100 Women in Cycling
A woman from Merseyside has been
included in Cycling UK's 100 Women in Cycling for her role in promoting the
mental health benefits of cycling. Paula Bailey...
₤17 million funding boost for Littlewoods Studios
IN its heyday Littlewoods employed thousands of people, with the local area
feeling the impact when its largest employer closed. The new studios is set to
recapture this success, helping to regenerate the local area, create jobs and
drive investment. According to economic experts Ekosgen, Littlewoods Studios
will support up to 3,650 jobs and result in an annual boost of ₤199m (GVA) to
the local economy. Now...
Hospital protest at Government failures to protect the NHS from
MP Bill Esterson joined Labour Party members, at
Southport and Formby District Hospital, to protest at the Government's failure
to protect the NHS from future trade deals. The Sefton Central MP and Shadow
Tell us your
lockdown stories, says career group
YOUNG people across West Lancashire are being
challenged to use their experiences of lockdown to spark a career in creative
writing. Future U, which works to increase career aspirations and higher
education for young...
School launches annual Scholarship for black students
METFILM School has launched a new Scholarship designed
to support the next generation of black filmmakers, recognising the importance
of accessibility and equality within the screen industry the:- ''Dan
Demissie Voices That Matter Scholarship.''
On the 30 July 2019, film producer, Dan...
Without Walls has it 'covered'
RESTAURANTS, cafes and bars in the City
Centre can now cater for a further 2,723 covers thanks to the Liverpool Without
Walls programme. In what is believed to be the 1st project of its kind in the
country, Liverpool City Council launched a ₤450,000 fund in June to help local
small to medium sized businesses redesign...
success for Southport
THE transformation of Southport Market
into a social space to enjoy food, drink and markets is 1 step closer to reality
with the Governments Acceleration Grant announcement The resort has been awarded
a ₤1million grant from Central Government's Town Deal Fund, which is designed to
go towards capital development projects. This funding will...
Taxi Drivers Children in Care Outing 2020
DESPITE the COVID-19 Pandemic putting
the dampeners on most events, the annual event organised by:- ‘Liverpool
Taxi Drivers Children in Care Outing Fund’ still managed to provide the
opportunity for children in care from across Merseyside to enjoy a wonderful day
out. The annual outing started back in 198, but the Pandemic looked like it was
going to stop the event that has run annually ever since from being...
takes a stand against hate crime
LIVERPOOL City Council and its partners
have set out a vision to create a fair City for everyone by taking a stand
against hate crime. Liverpool's City safe partnership launches its Hate Crime
Strategy 2020 to 2023, which sets out...
Editor:- "Bluebells online Fayre supporting The Plaza
"ON 8 August 2020 we are holding an Online fair for
local businesses which was planned to be a fundraiser for the Plaza
Cinema, in Crosby, Waterloo, which is a fantastic community cinema run solely by
volunteers. They're just getting ready to re-open and unfortunately last night
their premises were vandalised. We are looking..."
productions given green light by Liverpool Film Office fund
AN animated adaptation of a critically
acclaimed novel is 1 of a tranche of brand new projects to be produced in
Liverpool City Region thanks to Liverpool Film Office funding.
The Girl Who Stole An Elephant, by Nizrana Farook, will be brought to life by
local BAFTA and Emmy winning writer, Helen Blakeman (Dustbin Baby, Hetty
Feather) and her...
life to work and money:- the impact of lockdown on the 50 to
A new report by Ipsos MORI and the
Centre for Ageing Better shines a light on the impact lockdown has had on those
aged 50 to 70, revealing dramatic changes to people's lives and their plans for
the future. Some have seen their health decline, with 1 in five saying their
physical health has worsened since lockdown. Over ½ have had a medical...
Bombed out Church Garden Bar open as Lockdown Restriction Ease
FOLLOWING the easing of some of the
Government's recent measures to control and restrict the spread of COVID-19, we
(myself and my friend John) were invited by Southport Reporter to take a look at
the Bombed Out Church Garden Bar, in Liverpool. St Luke's Church (AKA the Bombed
out Church) is a historical Liverpool landmark, and serves as a war memorial in
addition to a relaxing green space. Over the last few years, they've hosted a
number of cultural events, including various festivals and performances. Now,
they're back with a...
Brigades Union responds to Bolton fire report
THE Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has
responded to the official report into the Bolton fire, calling it a
"shocking reminder" of the state of UK building safety and the
importance of properly funded fire and rescue services. The FBU
Health to start treating patients at its new Centre in Liverpool
RUTHERFORD Health has announced that it has commenced
treating patients at the new Rutherford Cancer Centre North West, in Liverpool.
The Centre has been approved by the Care Quality Commission to initially
Sefton artists exhibition
is open in Southport
"THE Sefton Artists exhibition and sale
opens today at Wayfarers Arcade. It is in a fantastic location in the heart of
Southport. We have different Local artists displaying their work so there is
Lifestyle Leisure Centres are back
3 of Liverpool's Leisure Centres are
getting ready to open their doors to welcome members back following the
Coronavirus lockdown. From Monday, 3 August 2020, the Council backed
Lifestyle Leisure Centres will be back in business...
Field is open and accessible to everyone, thanks to its Changing
Places toilet facilities
THE world famous Strawberry Field,
immortalised by The Beatles, has now safely re-opened post Covid-19, with new
measures in place and it is open to ALL, in...
12.5 hours per week feeling stressed!
STRESSED out Brits are being consumed
by their lack of sleep, financial worries and struggles with staying in shape
for more than 12 hours per week, a new study finds.
A survey of 2,023 UK drivers conducted by Auto Trader, the UK's largest digital
marketplace for new and used cars, reveals...
Liverpool protest for NHS pay justice!
ON Saturday, 8 August 2020, at 11:00,
St George's Hall, Liverpool, a protest will take place to get
the NHS fair pay!
The ones who were not given PPE. The workers who were pulled from
clinic settings into ICU and Covid...
less teaching, hostile media and an unsupportive Government;
Teachers report on a term like no other
and home learning has presented huge challenges for parents and
children, but how have Teachers fared? As the...
Friend group offering free
fun Boxing meet ups...
A local qualified Fitness Instructor,
Boxing Coach, Michael James Loup is offering a free Boxin and fitness meet
up. We joined both Michael and his partner Alex Murphy, on Thursday, 30 July
2020, in the Gardens, next to Crosby Marine Lake to find out more about his idea
to combat the effects of post Covid Lockdown. Michael said:- "Please
message me on..."
Pop up bike
mechanics to assist Government voucher scheme with cycle
AS the Prime Minister announces his
Government's plans to make cycling safer, on Tuesday, 28 July 2020, Cycling UK
has said it is on stand by to assist in fixing England's bikes. The charity...
How to train
your dog in just a few weeks
WITH the absence of training classes
and limited opportunities to properly socialise new puppies during lockdown,
vets are now educating new pet owners on how to train their dogs at home in just
a few weeks. This comes after more people have taken lockdown as an opportunity
to acquire a new puppy, but vets are concerned that...
new era of Council housing delivery takes next step
LIVERPOOL City Council is to revamp its
housing team to deliver a new generation of Council houses. The City; which
built the 1st Council houses in Europe 150 years ago; was given the green light
last year to construct a new generation of local authority homes for the 21st
Council backs Royal British Legion's campaign to get veterans on
SEFTON Council is delighted to announce
that the Government has announced the 2021 census will now include a question on
whether someone has served in the Armed Forces. For the 1st time in the history
of the census, it will now include a question on previous...