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LTF20 lighting and stage during preformance within the Church - Credit David Munn

Liverpool Theatre Festival has been hailed a triumph for the troubled industry amid Pandemic
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LIVERPOOL Theatre Festival attracted almost 3,000 live performance fans across 9 days for its inaugural staging; with calls for it to become an annual event.  St Luke's Bombed Out Church in the heart of the City Centre provided the perfect backdrop for the 1st festival, which featured 19 showstopping performances of 12 productions.  Liverpool Theatre Festival was created by Liverpool theatre producer Bill Elms, whose mission it was to reinvigorate and boost the City's live performance...


Unemployed and looking to train and develop in the world of dance with Liverpool's favourite cultural dance professionals

ARE you passionate about dance and culture? Would you like to learn more about how dance can impact and improve people's lives? If so we have the course that is waiting for...


RNIB works with the LEGO Foundation to bring LEGO® Braille Bricks toolkits to children in the North West

Lego Braille Bricks - 19 NTRO

CHILDREN with vision impairment in the North West of England are set to benefit from LEGO® Braille Bricks toolkits thanks to the Royal National Institute of Blind People's (RNIB) work with...


Emergency grants from Tesco have supported 13 Southport community groups impacted by Covid

13 community groups across Southport have benefitted from Tesco's Covid19 Community Fund since the start of lockdown, a total of ₤6,500,put towards local causes over the past 6 months by the retailer. Through its Bags of Help...


Liverpool City Region to introduce free Digital Skills for the Workplace training

HUNDRENDS of Liverpool City Region residents are set to benefit from free training in the digital skills needed by local employers. "Digital Skills for the Workplace" is a free, flexible course of up to 12 weeks in duration, which is part of the Government's Digital Bootcamps...


Gaskells get fun and funky for Socktober

MERSEYSIDE waste management company Gaskells Waste Services is supporting homelessness charity The Whitechapel Centre by donning some fab and funky socks to take part in the charity's Socktober Campaign. The Socktober campaign encourages...


RSPCA deal with 31 horse incidents in Merseyside during lockdown

AS the microchipping of horses becomes compulsory in England this month, the RSPCA fears it will not be enough to prevent an impending horse welfare catastrophe; as the charity reveals that it dealt...


Hugh Baird College chosen as the only provider in Liverpool City Region to deliver new T-level qualifications

THE Government has chosen Hugh Baird College as the only education provider in the Liverpool City Region to deliver new world class technical qualifications called T-levels. T-levels are a new, 2 year...


Liverpool commemorates the City's 1st black Citizen

A monument recognising Liverpool's 1st black Citizen has been unveiled in the City at Liverpool Parish Church in a special ceremony to commemorate the life of the 1st recorded black resident of Liverpool. Research by Liverpool historian Laurence Westgaph has revealed the...


Discover the Magic of Christmas at Dunham Massey

CHRISTMAS at Dunham Massey, in Altrincham, Cheshire, returns for its 4th year to the historic National Trust property, from 20 November to 30 December 2020. This year you will discover new immersive installations as the magical winter trail is set to be bigger and better than ever. Enter beside giant glittering deer into a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics. New trail highlights for 2020:-Dancing Lights on Water;  Crystal and Fire Garden;  Giant Snowflake Light Display...


Nearly 1 in 10 Brits find happiness in ditching the daily commute

8% UK adults said saving money on commuting during the Covid19 lockdown makes them happy. But as lockdown restrictions are tightened once more with home working...


UK embraces hydrogen fuelled future as transport hub and train announced

THE 1st ever hydrogen powered train have run on the UK mainline, on 30 September 2020, in a big step forward towards the UK's net zero targets, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced, visiting the start of trials in Warwickshire. The trials of the train, known as HydroFLEX, which have been supported with a ₤750,000 grant from the Department for Transport, follow almost 2 years...


How to legalise E-scooters in the UK

FOR sometime cyclists have been riding dangerously on public footpaths and pavements in the UK, despite it being illegal, yet very few fines are issues for it. But as we push to go green, calls to make e-scooters legal on public roads in the UK are now growing stronger. However, many disability groups, such as those working with the blind or hard of sight are concerned. Speeds, noise levels, as well as how the enforcement of any prohibitions is applied wil...


Win the tastiest student job in the UK

AS students across the country begin a different version of fresher's week this week, online food portal Foodhub are offering students across Liverpool the chance to bag a years' worth of free food worth over ₤750! Students from Universities in Liverpool will be able to apply for the Tastiest job as Chief Student Taste Tester for Foodhub; winning the chance to taste offerings from takeaways and food outlets in their area FOR FREE! To apply for the dream job...


Movie and TV buffs assemble! Pop culture retailer Lost Universe is recruiting a professional binge-watcher

POP culture online retailer Lost Universe is recruiting for a seriously dreamy job, a geek movies and TV binge watcher. All that's required for the role is to rate 3 movies or TV episodes of choice from the latest superhero / Sci-Fi / fantasy releases. The opportunity is a 1 off project which will pay 1 talented movie or TV fanatic ₤300 for their binge watching...


British Transport Police issue an appeal after racially aggravated public order incident on a train between Liverpool Central and Hunts Cross

BRITISH Transport Police are appealing for further information after a racially aggravated public order offence on a train from Liverpool. The incident, we are told, happened at around 6.28pm, on Wednesday, 22 July 2020, on the Liverpool Central to Hunts Cross service. We are told that a man is reported to have been verbally abused by another man before 2 women...


Celebrity bedtime stories to keep kids safe online

A leading suicide prevention charity has launched a new celebrity Bedtime Stories campaign to help protect children from the nightmare of cyber bullying and harmful online content. North West based PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide says the hard hitting films, which are narrated by celebrities, are designed to raise awareness of the impact online bullying and dangerous content can have on children and young people. Critically acclaimed actor Michael Sheen OBE, actress...


LCR Cares passes ₤2 million mark

LCR Cares, the community fund set up by Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, has now raised more than ₤2 million. Set up in partnership with the Community Foundation for Merseyside and the National Emergencies Trust, the Fund has benefited from significant funding from the National Emergencies Trust and the Combined Authority; as well as contributions from other charitable trusts, such as the Daneway Foundation, Dulverton Trust and Westminster Foundation...




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