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Miss Liverpool City Region 2020 contestants take part in a social distancing beach clean

SOME of the Miss Liverpool City Region 2020 contestants helped out with a socially distanced beach clean, on the Merseyside Coastline. The girls split into 2 groups to help the local volunteers from the Hightown Beach Clean Group, to pick up litter along the Hightown Beach.  All the girls taking part did a fantastic effort, picking up lots of items that would harm the environment. Taking part in the event were...


New Brighton Beach Clean Up with Team Pura

A new eco-friendly baby care brand, based in Cheshire, headed to New Brighton Beach, on Friday, 31 July 2020, on a mission to rid the beach of existing litter. Pura, is a family run start up that aims to make eco-friendly parenting easy and affordable. Their...


A massive Sunflower Maze has been dedicated to the NHS
Photos by Paul Frost

A Merseyside farmer, Olly Harrison, decided to grow his thank you to the NHS by planting thousands of sunflowers at his...


Home Secretary Priti Patel has thanked Firefighters for tireless efforts during the Coronavirus pandemic

HOME Secretary Priti Patel paid tribute to the work of firefighters throughout the Coronavirus pandemic as she visited...


Galloway's chairman Simon Booth and his family take on a 1,000km challenge as part of the Great North Run Solo

imon Booth with his Mum, Mavis Booth.

FOR Charity Chairman and retired Supermarket Director Simon...


Liverpool is going on a Bear Hunt!
Image by Helen Oxenbury.

Image supplied by Liverpool City Council - © 1989 Helen Oxenbury.

"SHHH!" There are lots of bears coming to Liverpool and Liverpool City Council is looking for places to hide them! As part of the City's Year of Reading, Liverpool City...


₤6.5 million boost for Liverpool City Region's socially trading organisations

METRO Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced ₤5.5m for Liverpool City Region's socially trading organisations, following approval



"Don't be a litter lout" - Councils issue warning about rise in park rubbish not being thrown away

"DON'T be a litter lout" and dispose of rubbish safely and responsibly is the message from District Councils to park goers, with green spaces and beauty spots expected to see a surge in visitors as the country basks in a mini heat wave this weekend. During the Coronavirus pandemic, Councils have stepped up efforts..


Creative industries can play a key role in the Covid-19 Recovery

COUNCIL'S across the country are backing the creative industries to help drive economic recovery in local areas, the Local Government Association and Creative Industries Federation has been set out. he LGA, which represents Councils in England and Wales, has published a guide to help Councils to support their local creative industries recover from the Coronavirus pandemic and to boost the creative economy...


Metro Mayor announces ₤1m Boost for innovative local businesses

THE Liverpool City Region's Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has awarded the first ₤1m of funding from the Future Innovation Fund to 14 local SMEs who have shown an ability to innovate and adapt in the face of the Coronavirus. Among those awarded funding are a company that has developed a mobile robotic scientist, a fin tech company developing a carbon offsetting product and a company that will help other businesses...


Scrutiny Panel makes key recommendations for regulation of development schemes

A scrutiny panel for Liverpool City Council has outlined a national blueprint to strengthen regulations for development schemes with a bid for a good practice pilot to be launched in the City. The panel, led by Councillor Jane Corbett, was established to look at how the City Council could also improve the public's understanding of developments and how they take place, following a number


LGA responds to the Children's Commissioners Briefing

RESPONDING to a new briefing by the Children's Commissioner setting out the key actions needed to ensure children are at the heart of planning for any future Coronavirus Lockdowns, Cllr Teresa Heritage, Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board, said:- "We know that many children will have been out of School for up to 6 months, which will have an..."


UNISON launches campaign to bring Liverpool Hospital Cleaners, Caterers and Security Guards back in house

THE UK's largest trade union launched a campaign to bring all Hospital workers within Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust back in-house.  Currently, hundreds of Hospital Cleaners, Caterers and Security Guards working at- Aintree University...


Metro Mayor offers support for apprentices made redundant during the COVID-19 crisis

STEVE Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region; himself a former apprentice bricklayer; has launched a new scheme to help local apprentices made redundant, or at risk, because of Coronavirus find new employment or training opportunities. Delivered through Be More, the Combined Authority's apprenticeship portal, the initiative will help support redundant apprentices to find a new...




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