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2019-12-01
 

Formby Christmas Lights Switch-On 2019 - Part 2

THIS is Part 2 of our photographic coverage of the Formby Christmas Lights Switch-On, that was held on 24 November 2019.  This years event was held on the 24 November 2019, as normal attracted large crowds, who flocked into the village to see the display get turned on. With live entertainment, a festive market and many of the villages local businesses taking part, this was a fantastic event for the family. Well done to all...

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Nativity Festival - Come and See!

A week long Nativity Festival is unveiling its grand opening, in Southport, on Saturday, 7 December 2019, at 2pm, featuring Christmas carols and other activities. Many Churches and...

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Little Ruby found herself a home after 8 years

BACK in 2011 a gorgeous little Jack Russell Terrier puppy called Ruby found herself in the care of Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre.  The Rescue Centre told us that they had all fallen in love with her right away and had confident that she would find a home quite soon.  Sadly, as this would not be the case and...

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British Legion Christmas Concert - 8 December 2019

COME and join the award winning Skelmersdale Prize Band for their Christmas concert, that will; take place on Sunday, 8 December 2019, from 2:30 pm, at the Prince of Wales Hotel, Southport...

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Southport Round Table is getting ready for Father Christmas's visit Southport

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THE Southport Round Table are looking at building on the massive success of the 2018 Father Christmas Float and are now planning on being bigger and better this year. The Charity are hoping to be able to visiting more locations this year. this event not only raises awareness of the...

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Festive Nutcracker trail has come to Southport this Christmas!

THE magic of a traditional Christmas tale has been brought to life across Southport with the arrival of a band of Nutcracker Toy Soldiers. The colourful characters, each standing 6ft tall, marched...

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Residents urged to have a go at balancing Council books

Calculator:- Residents can have their say on where spending priorities should lie.

PEOPLE in Liverpool are being asked to help decide the City Council's spending priorities for 2020, as the Local Authority grapples with a ₤57.6 million funding gap. A Budget Calculator has been launched on the Council's website, which gives Council Taxpayers the chance to choose how much they...

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Hugh Baird University Centre Class of 2019 Graduates celebrate their success

GRADUATES from the Hugh Baird University Centre have celebrated their achievements alongside friends, family and staff at the University Centre's 2019 Graduation Ceremony. The University Centre, which opened...

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Lighting the Town RED this World AIDS Day

SOME of Merseyside's best known landmarks was bathed in red light over the weekend of 30 November and 1 December 2019, to mark World AIDS Day, by lighting the City and surrounding boroughs red we are joining together to raise awareness. Red symbolised the Red Ribbon, a symbol of compassion and support for...

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Formby Pinewoods Christmas Market Beer Festival!

THE Pinewoods Pub's General Manager, Paul Hopkins, pulling out all the stops to create something for the Formby community to thoroughly enjoy and the well know and loved venue located on Wicks Green, Formby, hosted a Christmas Market and Beer...

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Top team appointed to lead delivery of major sporting events

Mayor Joe Anderson (centre) with Denise Barrett-Baxendale and Brian Barwick

BRIAN Barwick, the former Controller of ITV Sport, Chair of the Rugby Football League and Chief Executive of the Football Association, will Chair a new Sports Event Delivery Group (SEDG). The group will maximise..

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Santa's Grotto is officially open

IT'S the most wonderful time of the year and Santa's Grotto is officially open at Dobbies Garden Centre, in Southport. 1 of the most exciting experiences of the festive period, Santa's Grotto is open until Christmas Eve, on 24 December 2019. Families are invited to come along and explore the enchanting setting of Santa's Workshop...

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Tech Titan Microsoft Partners with Hugh Baird College

Hugh Baird College students and John Billington, Head of Services and Nicky Bowen, E-Learning and Training Officer, with the Microsoft Showcase College plaque.

HUGH Baird College has been chosen by technology titan Microsoft as the 1st College in Merseyside, and 1 of only 16 Colleges in the UK, to become a Showcase College. Microsoft Showcase Colleges are a global network of Colleges:- 'engaged in innovative change to...'

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Holly Lodge's hard work bears fruit

A West Derby School, described as:- "1 of the best kept secrets in Liverpool" has been praised by inspectors for its recent improvements and has achieved an overall "good" rating. Holly Lodge Girls' College, on Mill Lane, was rated as:- "requires improvement" by Ofsted at its last inspection in May 2017, but now inspectors have rated the School "good" in all areas...

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David Duckenfield has been found:- "not guilty"

ON 28 November 2019, Liverpool was in shock as the verdict came in, at the conclusion to a retrial of David Duckenfield, who was the Police Match Commander, at the Hillsborough tragedy. This follows on from the previous case ending, that ended with the jury unable to reach a verdict, also at Preston Crown Court...

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Property firm fined for not licensing rented houses

1 of the 9 properties that was unlicensed... This 1 is on Snaefell Avenue, in Tuebrook, Liverpool...

A Property management company is facing a bill of ₤9,500 after admitting failing to license 9 properties under Liverpool City Council's Landlord Licensing scheme. HLC Property...

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Boots opens pop up to help Liverpudlians get some sleep

FOLLOWING the launch of its Gift Like You Get Them campaign, Boots will open the doors to its Christmas Bootique, on the 3 December 2019, in Liverpool...

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Hugh Baird College helps break mental health stigma in local high Schools

DURING Mental Health Awareness week, Hugh Baird College's Student Services team took part in an initiative to help break the stigma around mental health by working with local High School...

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Help Us Help You this winter by choosing the right NHS service

NORTH West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is helping people to choose the right NHS service so they can get the most appropriate treatment for their medical needs. The number of people attending A&E and calling:- 999 for an Ambulance is growing each year. Ambulance...

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Councils in the North West spending ₤1.4bn a year less on key services than in 2010

WITHIN the North West of England, Council spending down by a 5th since the start of the decade. The TUC is now calling on the next Government to start large scale investments within local services after finding out Councils in the Region are spending ₤1.4bn a year less on key local services than in 2010. The TUC has also looked at the impact of cuts on Local Government funding across England and has found some shocking statistics. In 2010 / 2011, Councils in the North West were spending a total of ₤6.8bn on key services such as:- social...

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Political uncertainty continues for North West manufacturers as survey shows mixed bag

NORTH West manufacturers are continuing to see mixed trading conditions as they enter the New Year as a survey shows the impact of political uncertainty dragging on. According to the Q4 Manufacturing Outlook survey published by Make UK, The Manufacturers' Organisation and business advisory firm BDO LLP both output and total orders in the region remained reasonably healthy at +16% and +12% respectively, both of which are significantly ahead of the national picture overall. The improvement in total orders comes on the back of a modest improvement in UK orders...

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Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS services shortlisted in national awards

SERVICES provided by Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust have recently been shortlisted for 3 national NHS awards that recognise the excellent work of staff, patients and carers, and highlight good practice among other NHS organisations. The services have been shortlisted for the finals of the annual:- 'NHS Elect Patient Experience and Quality Improvement Awards 2019/2020' which this year seeks to celebrate projects that achieve great strides in increasing patient experience and care while...

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Italian TV Station shoot a live broadcast at Sorrento Formby

ON 25 November 2019, Sorrento Italian Restaurant, in Formby, shared their love of football, live on TV, with Italian TV Station, Canal 21. The restaurant and its love of football. they also chatted the Restaurant and Riva Lounge, trip to see Liverpool Play at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium...
 

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New ONS statistics released today highlight the scale of the 'Dead of Winter' in the North West

NEW figures produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that 2,900 more people died in the North West during winter 2018 to 2019 compared to the rest of the year. Despite figures dropping, charity National Energy Action (NEA) has said the numbers remain an:- "annual badge of shame."  NEA Chief Executive Adam Scorer said:- "This is an annual badge of shame. Cold homes kill thousands of people across..."

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Southport set to make Christmas magical for all with charity initiative

SOUTHPORT is getting into the Christmas spirit next week by inviting local residents to buy 1 extra gift this year for disadvantaged children across the country. The initiative forms part of Bensons for Beds and Harveys partnership with Magic Radio's Cash For Kids, to support:- 'Magic Mission Christmas' a dedicated initiative to distribute thousands of gifts to children.  The appeal was launched on Wednesday, 27 November 2019, by Magic Radio, who are asking listeners to buy 1 extra gift this Christmas and...

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Nearly 3 in 5 of us have given up hope of landing our dream job

A staggering 57% of us admit we've lost all hope of ever doing a job that we love, according to a new study commissioned by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). Of these, 34% of working adults say they have left it too late, while a further 34% believe they are not confident enough to take that step into the unknown. The average age at which they threw in the towel on their dream career was just 30. And while 37% find their current role rewarding, 34% find it incredibly stressful, 3 in...

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Child cruelty and neglect crimes continue to rise

RECORDED child cruelty and neglect offences in the UK continue to soar with crimes increasing by nearly a ⅕ in the last year alone, the NSPCC reports. The charity has analysed Police data for the whole of the UK over the last 5 years and found child cruelty and neglect offences has risen every year. There were 20,024 child cruelty and neglect offences recorded by Police in 2018/19, which has more than doubled since 2013/14 where there were 9,518 crimes of this nature. In the North West, there were 1,201 child cruelty and neglect...

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Formby Nativity Play 2019

ON 30 November 2019, the annual Formby Nativity Play was held next to the Formby Pool Building. The event, run by Churches Together in Formby, Altcar and Hightown (CTIFAH) included local Schools and Churches, who joined together to deliver a fantastic rendition of the 1st Christmas. We will have lots of photos on next weeks...

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Liverpool Santa Dash 2019 - Part 1

THE BTR Liverpool Santa Dash was held on 1 December 2019 and these are a few of the photos we took at this fantastic event... Lots more photos and video in next weeks edition along with a full...

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Southport Christmas Light Parade 2019 - Part 1

ON 1 December 2019, the annual Southport Charity Christmas Parade was held, starting at Pontins Ainsdale and ending on the Southport Promenade, this...

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Christmas fun as the festive season begins at The Hardshaw Centre

ON Saturday, 30 November 2019, we popped over to The Hardshaw Centre, in St Helens Town Centre. to take a look at what they had on offer. the large indoor...

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