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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:-
2018-11-10
 


100 Years Of Remembrance Exhibition

THE Ainsdale Methodist Church opened doors on a Remembrance Exhibition, on Saturday, 10 November 2018. The event is part of Ainsdale Village's act of Remembrance for those who died in World War 1. Over Saturday, and Sunday, 11 November 2018, businesses and property around the Village Centre along with Village War Memorial, located on the Green, had Poppies on trees and lamp posts along with...

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British public urged to beware of poppy merchandise scams

WITH just a few days to go before Remembrance, The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is urging members of the British public to be extra vigilant when buying poppy merchandise for Remembrance this year. Their donations are intended to support Armed...

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Charity Christmas Craft Fair at Southport Hospital

ON Sunday, 9 December, a Christmas Craft Fair, will be held at Southport Hospital. Stalls will be located in the Gymnasium area of the Northwest Regional Spinal Injuries Centre, from 12 to 4pm. Local crafts people are welcome to sign up for a table at a cost of ₤10 each. Come along to...

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GMB brand the slashing of 300 jobs at Cammell Laird Shipyard, Birkenhead, as:- "Outrageous!"

THE GMB Union have issued a press release on Friday, 9 November 2018, to the UK media. In it the GMB Union states that:- "GMB members, within Cammell Laird Shipyard, Birkenhead, have voted to take industrial action to oppose redundancies and defend their jobs, along with the future..."

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Firefighters attend less deliberate fires, but more dangerous bonfires, than in 2017

FIREFIGHTERS attended over 35% more potentially dangerous bonfires across Merseyside on Bonfire Night, Monday, 5 November 2018, than on the same date in 2017. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service attended 23...

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Government needs to act now on Police funding

THE Government needs to act now on Police funding; that's the stark message sent out by a Commons Committee in a damning report on the financial sustainability of the Police Service.  The report, released by the Public Accounts Committee, comes after an oral evidence session at which Merseyside's Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy was...

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BTR Liverpool Santa Dash Chosen For National TV Campaign

THE 15th Annual BTR Liverpool Santa Dash has been named as the official fundraising event...

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Dock Road in Liverpool to close for 4 weeks

LIVERPOOL'S "dock road" is to close for 4 weeks from Monday, 12 November 2018, to enable vital works to take place to support the City's new Isle of Man Ferry Terminal, located at Liverpool Waters. The Waterloo Road/Regent Road corridor is to be closed in both directions from the Junction, at:- Paisley Street, through to Blackstone Street in the heart of North Liverpool's Ten Streets District....

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Ion announce projection of Wilfred Owen at Liverpool Lime Street for Remembrance weekend

DEVELOPERS, Ion, announce artist Anthony Brown's portrait of Wilfred Owen:- 'The Soldier's Story' is to be projected on Liverpool Lime Street....

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Walking to save hair

FOLLOWING on from the report, back in October 2018, about scalp coolers and walk the walk charity we conducted 2 phone interviews with representatives of the charity to find out more about the charity and also scalp coolers. Walk the Walk is best known for its famous:- 'Moon Walks,' when walkers take on marathon challenges in London, Edinburgh and Iceland at Midnight wearing brightly decorated bras...

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New figures for black and white licences in Southport revealed

NEW figures released by UK's TV Licensing show that after more than 50 years of colour transmissions, over 7000 black and white TV Licences are still in force across the UK, although numbers are steadily declining. 7 households in Southport are still watching television via black...

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S Club to switch on Southport Christmas Lights 2018

ON Sunday, 18 November 2018, Southport BID have announced a huge line up for Southport's Big Switch On event! Headliner's for 2018 are 90's/00's superstars S Club, backed by massive boy band 911 and house legends Livin' Joy! The event we are told will be packed full of:- "huge surprises making it Southport's biggest Christmas Light Switch On to date!"  Headliners S Club - Jo, Bradley and Tina, between...

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WW1 - Pages of the Sea by Danny Boyle - Formby

THE 11 November 2018 marks 100 years since Armistice and the end of the First World War. To mark the occasion Formby will be taking part in a unique public commemorative event. The....

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Fake Liverpool ONE Christmas Lights Switch On event notice

FACEBOOK users have been mislead after a post popped up on peoples walls that suggested the Liverpool ONE Christmas Lights Switch On event was on 8 November.   the event notice even appeared on peoples walls, without the account holders...

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The Social Media and the Impact

MANY news outlets have recognised the potential of social media as a journalistic tool and have used this to their advantage to attract a larger scale online audience. This rise in social media use, has also led to concerns within the media of how credible stories are that are being shared to the public. From a press regulatory point of view should the media being doing more to control...

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Schools in Liverpool welcome knife crime awareness

SECONDARY Schools within Liverpool are hosting assemblies dedicated to the awareness of knife crime and how young people can help prevent themselves from becoming victims of knife crime whilst discouraging them from considering carrying a knife. Working with partners at Merseyside Police, a mobile knife arch will be brought to these assemblies to familiarise young people with how the arches work and what they look like. The knife arch is used to show 1 of the ways that Officers tackle knife crime. Senior...

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Steve Rotheram Urges Employers to Pay Real Living Wage

STEVE Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, is marking National Living Wage Week by writing to the City Region's 50 biggest employers, asking them to introduce the Real Living Wage for their employees.  Across the Liverpool City Region, 155,000 people; more than a quarter of the workforce; are paid less than the Real Living Wage.A report from The Smith Institute, published in September  2018, showed that paying the Real Living Wage to just a of those currently paid less would provide a 1 off dividend to the local economy of ₤30 million, with an ongoing

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Nationwide Boosts Local Housing Causes in North West and North Midlands by ₤500,000

COMMUNITY housing projects and charities are being urged to put their case forward as Nationwide; the UK's biggest building society; makes ₤500,000 available to help make a difference to communities across the North West and North Midlands. The Society is inviting applications for grants of up to ₤50,000 for housing projects that will strengthen local communities by supporting the most vulnerable, that find new approaches to increasing the supply of housing or by reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords...

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Trash for cash

BIG hearted street cleaners in Liverpool have become real life alchemists by turning fly tipped junk into charity gold. And in the process they've salvaged a cool ₤20,000 for a City cause that works with children with life threatening conditions. Liverpool Street Scene Limited's (LSSL) fly tipping team are called out to clean up after irresponsible tippers every day of the week. At any 1 time up 15 Officers are at work taking unsightly and potentially dangerous heaps of junk away from communities across Liverpool. The thrifty team makes sure that junk such as:- old fridges, cookers, tyres and wood are sent away to be recycled. But until fairly recently any....

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Care Workers Across the North West Face "Life Changing" Cuts to their Incomes

THOUSANDS of low paid workers who provide care for adults with learning difficulties have a worrying Christmas ahead after being told by their employers that they face big pay cuts, said UNISON. So called:- 'top up' payments are made by care providers to staff who work sleep in shifts to ensure that their average hourly pay reaches the National Minimum Wage rate. The payments are worth ₤30 to ₤40 per sleep in shift, and make up a significant portion of support workers' incomes. Now, 2 care employers who...

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