Headlines - Southport, Formby, Liverpool - Week ending 2020-06-28

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2020-06-28
 

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British events economy could face a GBP 25 billion drop in 2020 due to Covid-19n

TOGETHER with Travel and Tourism, the Events industry is amongst those experiencing the biggest negative impact from Covid-19, as social distancing measures effectively continue to put a hold on traditional events. Predictions still indicate a 46% decline on a global level in 2020 alone. However, the decline in Britain is expected to be even bigger; at 50%, which translates into a drop in the economy of GBP 25 billion. Although the market is expected to see some movement towards "pre-Covid-19 conditions" in the months and years to come, and several new virtual event types...

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The Final Countdown to reopening Trattoria 51 in both Southport and Liverpool

THEY can't guarantee the weather, but the owners of Trattoria 51, on Old Hall Street, Liverpool, Attilio and Toni and their staff, have been working hard on the restaurant to ensure that on the Saturday, 4 July, when they re-open the...

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Woodwards in Formby are getting ready to open again on 4 July 2020

WE have had a number of readers contact us about Woodwards in Formby, as the venue has covered its windows in white. The regulars have been worried that they might no be opening, but we can...

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Sacrebleu Bar and Coffee Lounge is getting ready to open

THE venue on Seabank Road, Southport, called Sacrebleu Bar has had a chalk board in the window, counting the days as lockdown progressed and the venue stayed closed. At times it also had the odd funny message...

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Echo and The Bunnymen announce a 2021 UK tour celebrating 40 years of magic al songs

1 of the most influential British bands in modern history, Echo and The Bunnymen, have announced a 16 date UK tour for May 2021. The tour, which opens at Sheffield City Hall, on Friday, 7 May 2021...

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Strictly's World Champion dancer transports you to 'Gingerland' on 1st UK tour…

AFTER making his Directorial and Choreographic debut at Sadler's Wells, London, in 2019, BBC Strictly Come Dancing professional, Neil Jones, will be...

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Walk the Walk to provide emergency grants for frontline cancer services

GRANT making charity Walk the Walk is stepping in with emergency grants, to support frontline cancer charities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The..

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Southport Veterans Mark Armed Forces Day 2020

A few of Southport's Veterans marked Armed Forces Day with MP Damien Moore outside Southport Town Hall, on Sunday, 28 June 2020.  Despite the main event being cancelled, due to Covid-10, the main organisers still wanted to show support to our...

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Music and Film Funds supporting City Region's economic recovery

THE Liverpool City Region's Music Fund has supported more than 50 music industry businesses, including venues, studios and promoters, through the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling them to play their part in the City Region's...

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Formby Community Football Club - Helping the area over Covid-19 Lockdown

THE have been unable to play or train over the COVID-19 Lockdown, so they turned the club's attention to helping to deliver food, medicines, and a bit of community spirit to this in need, within the Formby area. This is a video interview we did with the Tina Hamilton, who is the Chair of Formby Community FC, about the Club's activities over the pandemic lockdown. She also tells us more information about the Club and that they hope to continue doing these deliveries to when Shielding ends for venerable people within the local...

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MACRO Birkdale Blooms to beat COVID-19

SOUTHPORT artist and designer, Jenny Curwen, decided that she wasn’t going to let the present isolation restrictions prevent her from rejoicing and sharing in the sudden explosion of floral...

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Make UK welcomes flexible Furlough, but advises care to be taken with arrangements

MAKE UK, the manufacturers' organisation, welcomes the introduction of new 'flexible furlough' arrangements from 1...

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₤22m upgrade to historic waterfront road

New look - How The Strand in Liverpool City Centre will look by Spring 2021 after a ₤22m upgrade...

WORK is to begin next week on a radical eco-friendly redesign of 1 of Liverpool's most famous roads. The Strand; which runs past the historic Royal Albert Docks, Liverpool 1 and 3 Graces and hosted the finale to Liverpool FC's Champions League homecoming in June 2019, is to undergo a ₤22m upgrade in a bid to reduce...

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Exciting volunteering roles that can make a difference

HEALTHWATCH Sefton has exciting volunteering opportunities for people wanting to make a positive difference to local health and Social Care services which has become especially important following the Covid-19 pandemic. The independent health consumer champion is looking for people who love talking with others in their community about using health and care services and wants to hear from those interested in improving services now and for the future. As a volunteer representing Healthwatch Sefton, you would...

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Job security and flexibility increasingly important to Liverpool's professionals during pandemic

A new study from the UK's leading independent job board, CV-Library, reveals that location (64.3%), salary (59.5%) and job security (35.7%) are the most important factors that Liverpool's professionals are looking for in a new job right now.  The study surveyed 1,100 professionals and asked them which of the following factors did they value the most when considering a new job. It reveals that flexible working hours and job title are also important to workers in Liverpool. The full list...

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Galloway's urges people not to let lockdown and Coronavirus fears disrupt their eye health

SIGHT loss charity Galloway's is urging people who are worried about their vision not to skip eye appointments over fears of the Coronavirus. Under current Government guidelines, many routine appointments, such as:- cataract operations, glaucoma reviews and diabetic screening, have been postponed. But urgent appointments which would, if cancelled, leave a person with untreatable sight loss within 3...

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The rise of post furlough blues....

THE North West is predicted to have the highest cases of stress and anxiety as waves of redundancies are predicted in the Region as employers are asked to contribute to furlough.  The latest figures from the Learning and Work institute predicted the North West to be the most at risk Region, within the UK for redundancies, as employers make the uncomfortable decision to contribute to furloughed tapering or make redundancies. New research by Stay Nimble shows the impact on the Region could be even greater than job losses; as...

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A brand new learning initiative to help students and graduates develop their professional skills

STUDENTEER, the sister project of Furlonteer, a brand new, organically-grown community initiative aiming to connect individuals on furlough with remote volunteer opportunities. Studenteer will allow a younger generation of students and graduates to use their free time to make a positive change for an array of charities, causes or small businesses who are in need of voluntary support in this challenging work climate...

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NSPCC's 10 signs for spotting child abuse under lockdown

THE NSPCC is urging people to stay alert for possible signs of abuse under lockdown, by releasing the top 10 signs of abuse to coincide with its annual Childhood day fundraising.  Lockdown has forced hundreds of thousands of children across the UK into unsafe homes, trapped with abusive family members or friends. Now more than ever, it's important that we continue to stay alert for possible signs of abuse and neglect in our communities. The NSPCC helpline responded to 1,500 contacts about domestic...

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Creamfields announce 1st wave acts for 2021

CREAMFIELDS is back in 2021 and with excitement already building it promises to be THE festival of the summer, as some of the world's biggest electronic acts have just been unleashed in the festivals 1st wave announcement, which includes:- Above and Beyond, Adam Beyer, ANNA, Andy C, Ben Nicky, Boris Brejcha, Carl Cox, Darren Styles, deadmau5, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Disciples, Eric Prydz HOLOSPHERE, Example, Fisher, Hannah Wants, Hot Since 82, KC Lights, Laidback Luke, Martin Garrix, MK, My Nu Leng...

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Concerns over people being duped into buying poorly pets

VETS are concerned that a general lack of education around acquiring pets in the UK means that people are repeatedly being duped into buying unhealthy or poorly treated pets. From imported pets from abroad, to an abundance of online adverts promoting designer breeds, navigating the best route to buying a healthy pet has become increasingly difficult over the years. With many people also thinking about getting a pet during lockdown, vets want to help pet owners identify a reputable breeder over a potential puppy farmer...

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Millions of resilient gig economy workers have no savings at all and will take any job to survive

NEW research released by Monese, the banking service which represents gig economy workers across the UK and Europe, reveals that the current COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the resilience of gig economy workers with almost 1 in 3 (30%) saying that if they lose their existing job, they would take any job available just to stay in work, with 29% saying they will consider becoming a delivery driver, 1 in 3 (33%) a job as a cleaner and over ˝ (59%) would apply for any job in a...

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Barnardo's declares 'state of emergency' as number of children needing foster care during Coronavirus pandemic rises by 48% in North West

THE number of children needing foster care in the North West has risen by 48% during the Coronavirus pandemic, while the number of people looking to become foster parents plummeted by nearly ½ compared to the same period in 2019, according to children's charity Barnardo's. From 1 March to 23 April 2020, there were 585 referrals for foster care made to Barnardo's North West...

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Annual Climate Change Report welcomed by CLA

THE Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published its:- 'Reducing UK emissions: 2020 Progress Report to Parliament.' Commenting on the report, CLA President Mark Bridgeman said:- "The CLA is committed to helping the Government reach the net-zero target by 2050. Through the Agriculture Bill, Environment Bill, Tree Strategy and Peatland Strategy there is a fantastic opportunity to transform the sector and the way we use our land to reduce emissions and increase sequestration. Uncertainties about Brexit, trade negotiations and Covid-19 disruptions..."

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PCC awards ₤500,000 of extra Covid-19 funding to support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence

24 organisations which support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence across Merseyside are set to benefit from a share of nearly ₤500,000 of extra funding, secured by the Region's Police Commissioner and made available in response to the epidemic. Jane Kennedy was awarded a total of ₤498,885 to fund services supporting vulnerable victims through the Covid-19 crisis, as part of the Ministry of Justice's recently announced package of additional funding for victims. Following...

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