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Successful return for city’s celebrated Santa Dash

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Additional reporting by Zoe Wheeler and Tess Penman This weekend saw 5,000 people take to the city centre streets for the famous Santa Dash. The runners all dressed as the big guy to raise money for Alder Hey Children's Hospital. This year's...
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Wirral Facebook group gives hope to those in need this Christmas

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A Facebook page set up to help Wirral people coping with depression now has more than 1000 members and is aiming to help even more people this Christmas. Depression is Real (Wirral) was launched by Ellen Holmes and Cath Dale...

Scouse Solidarity Sisters sprinkle Merseyside magic for Christmas morning

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The Scouse Solidarity Sisters launched ‘The Scouse Christmas Stocking’ appeal to keep the festive spirit alive for families in 2020 and distributed over 100 stockings to organisations across Liverpool. This year, they hope to give out many more for one...

Carol-singing trio spread Christmas spirit to lonely and vulnerable

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A travelling carol-singing trio are bringing a musical doorstep experience to people and organisations who are in challenging circumstances. The trio is a group of professional artists who have come together during exceptional times to promote joy and connection to...

Drink-driving offences on the rise as festive period begins

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With Christmas parties around the corner and festivities in full swing, Merseyside Road Safety Partnership (MRSP) are reminding people how to stay safe over the festive period. Since lockdown restrictions eased in March, the number of people who have been...
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Bootle commemorates 80 years since The Blitz in a new exhibition

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Bootle is remembering the damage of The Blitz 80 years later in an exhibition at the Strand Shopping Centre. Sefton Library Service have used original images to illustrate the comparison to what the area looks like to this day. It will...

Wirral clean up could take ‘weeks’ after Storm Arwen causes chaos

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Merseyside is still dealing with the aftermath of Storm Arwen, which battered the region on Friday and Saturday.  Forecasters warned of flying debris, danger to life and travel disruption, with an amber level weather warning.  The Wirral was the worst hit, with more...

Photographer focuses on lockdown experience of older generation

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A North West photographer has shed light on the loneliness and social isolation of those who lived alone during lockdown. Vilija Skubute, form Lithuania, currently based in Greater Manchester, created the photography project ‘Alone’ which looks deeper into the isolation...

Wirral Council urges residents to stay safe this winter

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Wirral City Council has issued advice on staying safe this winter as darker evenings and harsher weather arrive. Research has found links to higher rates of motor accidents in winter months due to poor weather causing bad driving conditions.  Wirral City...

Whitechapel Centre launches Christmas appeal to help Liverpool’s homeless

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The Whitechapel Centre has launched its annual Christmas appeal to help homeless people in Liverpool.

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