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Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:-
2018-08-18
 


The Southport Flower Show 2018 - Part 1

THE Southport Flower Show is now taking place and what an offering it is this year. This is the largest independent flower show in the country and is being held on Victoria Park, Southport, Merseyside. It is world renowned for...

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Silhouettes add to WW1 multi media commemoration

TRINITY Arts has been awarded 10 Silhouettes for its multi media World War 1 commemoration in November. Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust granted the maximum number of...



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Bike & Go offers subscribers free Costa coffee and cake to mark Cycle to Work Day

BIKE hire scheme Bike & Go is encouraging Southport subscribers to take to 2 wheels by offering a free regular Costa coffee and a cake to mark Cycle to Work Day on Wednesday, 15 August 2018.

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Hospital investing in staff and services

INVESTMENT in services, at Southport Hospital, is continuing with the opening of a discharge and transfer lounge for patients who are ready to go home. The ₤136,000 investment comes on top of a ₤1.25m improvement to the Accident and Emergency department. An 8 bed Clinical Decision Unit opened...



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Young people get a blast from the past with City heritage trail

Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Christine Banks welcomes the Young Heritage Champions to St George’s Hall. Pictured with the mayor are Youth worker Gill Deakin, Abbie Daniels, 13, Faith McCabe, 17, Lucy Nuttall, 14, Cllr Alice Bennett, Rebekka Hughes, 16, Daniel Hinnigan, 15, and Yaman Awaza, 15.

LIVERPOOL'S young people are on a quest to unlock the secrets of some of City's most iconic buildings. It's a walk through the corridors of history to find hidden gems and long forgotten stories… And while it may sound like the plot of a Hollywood movie, it's actually all part of...

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Southport MP helps Lord Street's Volunteer Gardeners

THE Southport MP,  Damien Moore was helping his constituency members this week by assisting Lord Street's Volunteer Gardeners as they got ready for Southport Flower Show visitors to the Town, by keeping Lord Street in...

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RoSPA President's Award marks Birkenhead developer's decade long top safety performance

NATIONAL safety organisation RoSPA has recognised a decade of safety achievement...

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Liverpool Youth Hostel joins Refill scheme

PEOPLE can now refill their water bottles for free at Youth Hostels throughout England and Wales; including YHA Liverpool. The leading youth charity, YHA (England and Wales), has joined Refill, a national free tap water initiative designed to reduce plastic pollution by making refilling water bottles as easy, convenient and cheap as possible...

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Southport solicitor tackles Ironman challenge head on for Headway

A local solicitor has completed a notoriously gruelling Ironman triathlon, to raise money for a brain injury charity. Gemma Roberts, a serious injury lawyer at Southport-based Fletchers Solicitors; the UK's leading serious injury and medical negligence...

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Interview with Cirque du Soleil's Artistic Director, Tim Bennett

A colourful celebration of nature and co-existence, Cirque du Soleil's 'OVO' will bring its fun filled production for the whole family to arenas across the country and what a show it is... The team's UK 2018 Tour started performing in the Liverpool ACC on...

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Ground broken on new Lifeboat Station

THE Trustee Directors of the Southport Offshore Rescue Trust are pleased to announce that they have broken ground on the construction of their new Lifeboat Station. Kath Wilson, founder of...

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ALevel success for students at Hugh Baird College's South Sefton Campus

HUGH Baird College students and staff celebrated an impressive pass rate today for their ALevel...

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Merseyrail Platform Upgrade Work To Get Ready For 2020

TRANSPORT leaders have announced a programme of platform upgrades designed to prepare the Merseyrail Network for the arrival of the new, state of the art trains in 2020 that will transform how people travel...

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Liverpool residents most likely to give amateur fitness advice

BRITAIN is a nation of wannabe PT's, offering out amateur fitness advice to colleagues, friends and family with no...

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UK Parliament artist to create artworks with Liverpool residents to explore impact of race relations laws

ARTIST Scarlett Crawford has been appointed by the UK Parliament for a new project entitled:- 'First Waves' - Exploring the impact of race...

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Crosby gallery showcases winning photographs by local Schoolchildren

CROSBY'S County Gallery is currently hosting an exhibition of photography showcasing the work of local Schoolchildren. The photos on display were...

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Very special Merseyside Derby kicks off 1st gold medals day at 2018 Boccia World Championships

IT was a clash of the titans when the blues took on the reds for the 1st time this season. But this Merseyside derby was at neither Goodison Park, nor Anfield...

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New service to support victims through restorative justice

VICTIMS of crime will now have greater opportunity to get answers from offenders thanks to a new partnership between Merseyside's Police Commissioner and a leading restorative justice organisation. Following a competitive tendering process, Jane Kennedy and Deputy PCC, Cllr Emily Spurrell, have chosen not for profit community interest company Restorative Solutions to lead on delivering victim led restorative justice services, across Merseyside, for the next 9 months. The partnership will see a dedicated restorative

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The Red Bull Drift Shifters are heading to Liverpool on Sunday, 19 August!

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RED Bull Drift Shifters have revealed the course that will test the nerve of 12 of the world's best drifters as they battle it out this weekend for a chance to be crowned champion. The custom track will run through the centre of Liverpool and, at almost 3 times the size of previous Red...

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ALevel results improvement in Liverpool

ALevel results in Liverpool have improved, according to provisional figures. Almost 60% of schools and academies with ALevel provision; 16 out of 27; have seen an improvement in their average grade score. The average grade achieved by students in Liverpool was a grade C - just below the national average grade of C+, while the city bucked the national average for the very top grade, with a small increase of 0.1% of pupils getting an A*, against a fall...

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Warning over Council Tax Scam

RESIDENTS in Liverpool are being urged not to give their bank details over the phone to anyone claiming to be from Liverpool City Council. It comes after a resident was cold called by someone who claimed to be offering a Council Tax Refund and asked to give their bank details. The victim had the presence of mind not to give out the information, and subsequently alerted the City Council. The call is thought to have been routed through a call center...

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Unemployment rate falls to 4%, with record low youth unemployment

THE unemployment rate has fallen further this month, to 4%, with a higher proportion of black and ethnic minority (BME) people in work than ever before. As young people in England and Wales get their ALevel results, the proportion of young people who are unemployed and not in full time education is at a record low of 4.7%. Meanwhile, there are also a record number of older people in work; over 10.2 million. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Esther McVey said:- "With the unemployment rate..."

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Metro Mayor says 18,000 more construction workers are needed in the Liverpool City Region

METRO Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, spoke at the launch of a report which Cites that thousands of additional construction jobs are needed in the Liverpool City Region in the coming years, with demand set to soar. The report, written by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority using research by CITB, is set against the backdrop of future devolution of the adult education budget to the Metro Mayor from 2019/2020. The document highlights that the sector...

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The search is on to find the UK's best neighbour

CO-OP Insurance is calling on people in Southport to help find the UK's best neighbour, in partnership with Neighbourhood Watch. ONS figures show a 30% increase in domestic burglaries recorded by police in the year ending 2017. This coupled with research conducted by Co-op revealing 22% of people think there are fewer good neighbours than 5 years ago, has led Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch to champion strong and friendly communities across the UK.  However, 33% of people think they have better neighbours than they did...

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