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2019-02-16
 

Woodcarver makes a new Formby Landmark

A local sculptor, Simon Archer, based on the National Trust Reserve has been working to turn the remains of a much loved Horse Chestnut tree, in the centre of Formby Village into a new landmark. The Horse Chestnut trees have been part of Chapel Lane for over 100 years and have given it a unique character for generations. Sadly, a controversial decision to fell them was made by...

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Metro Mayor launches schools programme to improve the gender balance in tech sector

SPEAKING at the launch of an action plan identifying the key skills challenges for the digital and creative sector, Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, today launched a Schools...

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Landlord hit with fine for placing family in 'unfit for purpose' house

The property in Wavertree had a hole in the kitchen ceiling, no back door lock and missing smoke alarms

A landlord has been hit with an ₤11,000 fine for housing a family of 4 in an unlicensed property which was in such poor condition it had to be shut down. The house on Webster Road in Wavertree had a hole in the kitchen ceiling which meant rain came into the...

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Season of love? Almost ½ of North West residents are not making love

FEBRUARY is the month of love, but for many North West residents the thought of cupid is far from their mind. 25% of couples have admitted to suffering from a low libido, which could explain why 43% are not having sex at all...

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Council Tax increase to protect Children's Social Care

COUNCIL Tax in Liverpool is set to rise by 61p a week, for most households within Liverpool; with investment in Children's Social Care among the budget priorities. Papers being considered by the Cabinet next week will propose a rise of 2.99%, meaning an increase of ₤31.93 per year for the 60% of households living in...

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National union slams Homeless Tax as:- "Something from the Victorian era..."

THE Tenants Union UK has slammed Manchester Council's Homeless Tax plans as:- "utterly cruel" and "something from the Victorian era." This news is the latest hit to the proposals which went out to public consultation on Tuesday, but have been at the centre of a fierce political row. The new:- 'Public Space Protection Order' will fine...

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64% of coupled up people in the North West fancy their partner more now than at the beginning of their relationship

ANYONE worrying about what to wear on a Valentine's Day date with their partner or whether they've 'still got it' should feel reassured by new research carried out by relationship support charity...

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Drivers call on Government to ensure high car safety standards Post Brexit

DRIVERS across the UK are calling on the Government to ensure high car safety standards Post Brexit, according to a new report published by Brake, the road safety charity, and Direct Line. The report, based on a survey of more than 2,000...

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Liverpool haulage firm expands within port and aims for Southern growth

JWT Commercial, a growing independent haulage firm, has expanded its footprint at the Port of Liverpool by investing in over 5 acres of land. It will use the new site to manage its growing...

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Liverpool brings in Chinese New Year - 4717

THE Chinese New Year celebrations in Liverpool's Chinatown were once again a huge success. This year the celebrations included the traditional Dragon, Lion Dance and Kung Fu Displays along with fireworks and animated 260' projection. The events not only marked the start of the Year of the Pig 4717, but also the festivities celebrated 30 years since the City was twinned with Shanghai, China....

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Launch of Love.Life NSPCC digital resource

A new digital resource launched by the NSPCC to help parents and professionals explore the importance of healthy relationships with young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) has been backed by Mencap. Commissioned by...

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The nation's most popular street names for home buyers

THE latest research by leading property finance specialists, One77 Mortgages, has looked...

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Audio interview about the alarming 10th Prince's Trust Youth Index findings

WITHIN our 9 February 2019 Edition we ran a report about the 10th Prince's Trust Youth Index. The study found that 58% of 16 to 25 year olds, within Merseyside say comparing their life to others on social media....

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Hugh Baird College students check in to Visitor Economy Week

HUGH Baird College, along with other Further Education Colleges from across the Liverpool City Region worked together this week as they took part in Visitor Economy Week. Now in its 4th year, Visitor Economy Week...

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Help and support for people on Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

MORE than 500 families in Liverpool affected by the Benefit Cap are to be offered help with their winter fuel bills. To tie in with Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, that took place on Friday, 15 February 2019, households affected by the benefit cap are being written to with details of how to claim a free ₤20 voucher to help them with their gas and electricity bills. This is in addition to the 150 care leavers and 900 families with a child under 1 in receipt of Housing Benefit or Council Tax support who were offered fuel vouchers before Christmas.  The funding ...

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88% of adults in the North West back social network regulation as NSPCC launches plan to tame Wild West Web

9 out of 10 parents across the UK back regulation of social networks to make tech firms legally responsible for protecting children, a new NSPCC survey has revealed. 6 out of 10 UK adults do not think social networks protect children from sexual grooming, and the same proportion don't think networks protect children from inappropriate content like self...

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Letter to the Editor:- "Do you have information about a Boarding School named:- 'Croxton' in Southport?"

"WHEN I was growing up; this would be in the 1950's I went to a Boarding School named:- 'Croxton' which I believe was at 46 Hesketh Park, in Southport. I have been trying to find out what happened to the School as it doesn't seem to be still there; not a surprise; this goes back over 50 years ago. I went there and had some mixed experiences, both good and bad, so if any..."

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More children are being taken into care with fewer foster carers to look after them

BARNARDO'S foster carers look after children across the North West, giving them the best chance to have a happier and positive future. But we are concerned there are not enough suitable foster families to take care of the increasing numbers of vulnerable children in care. The number of children in care across the North West has risen by 13% over the last 4 years, with an additional 1,810 children now in care around the Region. It's estimated that...

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Vision Direct Poll Reveals Nation's Dating Habits

ACCORDING to new figures released today on the nation's dating habits, 42% of the population, wouldn't mind going out with someone for the 1st time on Valentine's Day. Only 10% admitted it was off the books, while 19% would wait at least 5 dates before feeling it was appropriate to celebrate the most romantic day of the year with their other ½.The poll of 2,465 respondents conducted by leading contact lens retailer Vision Direct, also revealed our nation's somewhat deceitful approach to dating. When asked if they had ever told a blind date they...

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Say 'I do' to Marriage Allowance this Valentine's Day

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was sharing the love on Valentine's Day and encouraging married couples and those in a civil partnership to sign up for Marriage Allowance. More than 3.5 million couples are already benefitting from Marriage Allowance, which was introduced in April 2015, but HMRC estimates around 700,000 couples are still eligible for the free tax break worth up to ₤238 this year. If their claim is backdated, they could receive a lump sum of up to ₤900.  Financial Secretary...

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More children are being taken into care with fewer foster carers to look after them

BARNARDO'S foster carers look after children across the North West, giving them the best chance to have a happier and positive future. But we are concerned there are not enough suitable foster families to take care of the increasing numbers of vulnerable children in care. The number of children in care across the North West has risen by 13% over the last 4 years, with an additional 1,810 children now in care around the Region. It's estimated...

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Valentine's day pressure leads to last minute date rush

THE pressure to find a date for Valentine's Day causes people in the North West to go to extraordinary lengths to avoid being alone on the most romantic day of the year, according to new research. VoucherCodes.co.uk, the leading savings site, surveyed over 2,000 people across the country and discovered that 16% of North West residents believe Valentine's Day is the loneliest time of the year to be single, causing 30% to confess they will spend February chasing a last minute date. The research...

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Letter to the Editor:- "Southport Little Theatre is a disgrace..."

"DEAR Southport Reporter, this happened to us, on Friday, 9 February 2019 and I think other disabled people should be warned before they subject themselves to such treatment. Are you disabled? Do you depend on a mobility scooter? Do you enjoy the theatre? Then PLEASE don't attempt to go to see a show there!  I have never been so humiliated in my life as I was tonight. My husband and I bought tickets to see 'Funny Girl' and arrived in plenty of time to see the show..."

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Over 6,500 excess winter deaths in North West last winter

FUEL poverty charity, National Energy Action (NEA), has released worrying new figures showing 6,800 excess winter deaths in the North West last winter, with 2,040 vulnerable people dying as a direct result of not being able to heat their homes adequately. With fuel bills set to rise again, the charity is calling on the UK Government to provide central investment to dramatically improve energy efficiency in the least efficient homes and local Councils to do all they can to enforce housing standards. NEA has released the call to action on Fuel...

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Liverpool launches ₤60m housing repairs framework

LIVERPOOL City Council and Foundation Homes are looking for contractors to work on a 4 year long housing framework worth up to ₤60 million.  A full suite of construction related activities is being required such as:- groundworks, plumbing, electrics, joinery, masonry, plastering and roofing to painting and decorating to enable Foundations and the Council to refurbish selected properties across the City over the life of the framework contract. There will be 18 places in total on the framework, across the 3 lots, with up to 27 shortlisted...

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