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2019-11-17
 

Remembrance Day Services and Parades in Sefton - 2019

ON Merseyside, Remembrance Day Services took place on Remembrance Sunday and also on Armistice Day. This year the turnout for the services was high, as residents and visitors to the area paid their respects to those who fell in conflict. These are photos and video footage taken at Southport's Remembrance Sunday Service, Formby's Remembrance Sunday Parade to Holy Trinity Church,...

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Liverpool businesswoman's scholarship win will help change children's lives

CARE leaver and entrepreneur Liz Forshaw has recently embarked on the next chapter of her journey in:- "empowering, encouraging and inspiring children." The 31 year old, who is studying BSc (Hons) Psychology at Edge Hill University, founded a business in 2010 to...

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People with sight loss to get practical and emotional support thanks to West Lancashire freemasons

MORE than 200 visually impaired and lonely local people will be given vital practical and emotional support, thanks to a grant of ₤57,000 to Galloway's Society for the Blind from West Lancashire freemasons. The grant supports...

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Epstein Statue Appeal Needs A Bit Of Help From Brian's Friends To Hit Target

A Crowdfunder campaign to create a lasting legacy to former Beatles' manager Brian Epstein has only a few days left to reach its target and organisers are appealing for the support of the public. The team behind:- 'The Brian Epstein Statue Project' are urging...

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Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram champions digital skills and bright futures with local students

HELPING students learn the skills they need to be part of the UK's booming digital economy, Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram joined BIMA's national Digital Day activities on Tuesday, 12 November 2019, when he...

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Local Film Makers Helping Wishes Come True

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CHRISTMAS is a time when wishes can come true, and North West based charity, The HoneyRose Foundation make it their mission to grant last wishes for adults who are suffering from life threatening or terminal illnesses, and are the only UK charity to grant wishes for...

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Claire House Named Santa Dash Charity Partner - Appeal For Fundraisers

Claire House Children's Hospice has been announced as the official charity partner for the BTR Liverpool Santa Dash 2019.

HIGHLY regarded as the City's kick start to Christmas, this year's festive 5K fun run takes place. on Sunday. 1 December 2019. starting at 9.30am. from Pier Head Liverpool. Each year, Liverpool is transformed into a sea of red, blue and mini Santas enjoying the inclusive festive experience. The accessible event is open...

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Andy has gone the extra Mile - every single day for a year

ANDY Brown, 47, from Southport, has done a fundraising 5k run every day of this last year, in support of Bertie Kay, his...

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Liverpool set for drama double on super Sunday!
Photograph by Mammoth Screen, Ben Blackall.

Action! The War of the Worlds filming on William Brown Street © Mammoth Screen, Ben Blackall

ON Sunday, 17 November 2019, The War of the Worlds launched on BBC1 and the highly anticipated 3rd season of The Crown will be released on Netflix, with key scenes in both productions being shot within the Liverpool City Region. The War of the Worlds adaptation keeps to the story's...

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Southport Christmas Lights Big Switch-On 2019 - Part 1

THE Southport BID's Big Switch-On took place on Sunday, 17 November 2019, with Peter Andre and Farther Christmas heading up a fantastic line up. The event attracted thousands of people to the Town centre and we have a few pictures here from the event. We will have a full report within next weeks issue, along with more photographs. If you attended, please do let us know what you thought of the...

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Christmas arrives at Liverpool ONE with huge street party!
Photographs by Gareth Jones, Liverpool ONE

THE festive season is officially underway at Liverpool ONE, following a huge street party filled with panto performances, live music and an enchanted train journey. Featuring the talents of more than 380 performers, from...

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Historic Southport building to go up for auction

THE historic building that housed the former Taskers Sports Store, in Southport Town Centre, has been put up for auction with a guide price of ₤400,000.  The striking detached red brick property on Corporation Street, which was opened in 1898 as...

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Historic Southport building to go up for auction

A Liverpool landlord's been hit with a bill of more than ₤2,500; after being found guilty by Magistrates of managing an unlicensed property ridden with defects that had never had a gas safety inspection. Ahmed Kayse...

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Letter to Editor:- "Formby Fireworks - 5 November 2019"

"I was there spectating, the fireworks were ace and done safely. There are no neighbouring houses so it cant cause a nuisance in that..."

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Letters to Editor:- "Council's might soon be issuing speeding fines!"

"EARLY in November it was reported that Councils could soon take over speeding fines, is this why the signs are so poor within both Sefton and West Lancashire? The idea, from what I understand, is that Councils will be given the tools to fine road users who commit low..."

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Letter to the Editor:- "Memories and/or photographs of Southport Pier"

"I am producing a book looking at the piers of Britain. Rather than the structure, my book will concentrate on those who frequented these very British structures. Those who ran the kiosks, performed maintenance tasks, operated turnstiles, worked the attractions, performed themselves, or helped to allow the many vessels..."

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Appeal for witnesses and road closure details following RTC in Southport

MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision that happened in Southport, on Friday 15 November 2019. We are informed that emergency services were called to Marshside Road, Southport, at around 2.25pm, following reports of a collision between a Peugeot and a bicycle. The male cyclist has been taken to hospital for assessment of a head injury. The driver of the car stopped to assist. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked Merseyside Police on:- 101...

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NSPCC's Statement following the sentencing of James Prytherch

A NSPCC Spokesperson has issued the following statement related to 33 year old, James Prytherch, from St Helens, who has been jailed for 6 years and has to sign the Sexual Offences Register for life, after admitting 16 sexual offences, between 24 July 2019 and 5 September 2019 with a 14 year old girl, after grooming her on Snapchat. Judge Byrne said:- "You gave no thought to the emotional consequences on this young woman and her family. Prytherch is a cruel sexual predator who groomed a vulnerable child before repeatedly sexually assaulting..."

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Number of people with obesity almost doubles in 20 years

THE number of people who are obese in England has almost doubled in the last 20 years from 6.9 to 13 million, according to new analysis released by Diabetes UK. The figures from the Health Survey for England (1997 to 2017) estimate that there are now 13 million people over the age of 16 with a BMI of 30 or above which classifies as obese, an increase of more than 6 million since 1997.  In England 29% of adults and 20% of 10 to 11 year olds are living with obesity and, although it's not the only factor, obesity is the most significant risk factor for new cases of type 2 diabetes...

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Appeal for witnesses and road closure details following RTC in Southport

MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision that happened in Southport, on Friday 15 November 2019. We are informed that emergency services were called to Marshside Road, Southport, at around 2.25pm, following reports of a collision between a Peugeot and a bicycle. The male cyclist has been taken to hospital for assessment of a head injury. The driver of the car stopped to assist. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked Merseyside Police on:- 101...

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Compassion calls on UK's top bargain retailers to go cage free

LEADING farm animal welfare charity, Compassion in World Farming, is urging the UK's 3 largest bargain retailers, like:- Poundland, B&M, and Home Bargains; to commit to a cage free future for hens. Since 2015, there has been a huge wave of food businesses across the globe pledging to go cage free. All the UK's major supermarket chains have either stopped selling eggs from caged hens or have pledged to go cage free by 2025 and many popular restaurant chains, including:- Frankie and Bennie's, Café Rouge and Pizza Express...

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53 people a week killed or seriously injured on North West roads

ANALYSIS from the road safety charity Brake has revealed that nearly 53 people are killed or seriously injured on roads in the North West every week. The findings have been published to mark today's launch of national Road Safety Week, supported by Kwik Fit and Specsavers, which is shining a light on campaigners who are:- "Stepping Up for Safe Streets" and improving the safety of roads. A UK wide survey of 2,000 adults, commissioned by Brake, has also shown that nearly a of adults were in a collision, or had a near miss, with a vehicle on a UK road in the past year, with...

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Cosplay Competition at the Bijou Cinema

WE are holding a Cosplay Competition at the Bijou Cinema in Southport, on Saturday, 29 January 2020, with a screening of Serenity. Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, for the best costumes.  This will kick start a very special program of event that we will be announcing very soon.  So please put in your calendar this date and...
 

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Tenancy Deposit Scheme urges students to 'take control' of their tenancy agreements

THE advice has been issued by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), a Government approved tenancy deposit protection (TDP) scheme, in response to a National Union of Students report about student housing. The organisation specialises in providing award winning Insurance backed and Custodial deposit protection. The main difference between the...

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Men are being urged to engage in adult learning for career development and wellbeing

THIS International Men's Day, men are being urged to engage in adult learning for career development and wellbeing, as figures show they are failing to fully exploit these opportunities. Women have a:- 'significantly higher participation rate than men' across all forms of adult learning, according to research by the Department for Education...

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