Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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Oxton celebrates as Christmas light switch-on returns

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Last Christmas was a very unusual Christmas for everyone in the UK. Covid-19 was at one of its highest transmission rates and caused Christmas to be basically 'cancelled'. People who usually would be attending Christmas markets, shopping for stocking fillers, seeing...

Liverpool MP’s mixed response to police chief over institutionalised racism

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Merseyside police chief Serena Kennedy has received a vote of confidence from one of the region’s MPs in her determination to address racial discrimination - but was warned that structural racism still exists in the force. Liverpool Riverside MP Kim...

Sefton Mayor is on the hunt for Christmas toys

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The Mayor of Sefton has officially launched The Mayor's Toy Appeal asking for gifts this Christmas. Councillor Clare Louise Carragher is once again asking for the people of Sefton to help make the holidays a little bit brighter for children...

Win £5,000 by lighting up your house this Christmas

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Light up your house this Christmas and you could be a winner in a national competition Illumination Street is an annual event which showcases neighbourhoods’ best twinkling fairy lights and stunning spectacles at Christmas time. Sponsored by British Garden Centres, the...
St Andrews Hall

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...
Oxton Templemore

5 Merseyside charities that need your help this Christmas

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Christmas is a time for giving, whether it be to your friends, family or loved ones. But Christmas isn’t the easiest time of year for everyone. Thousands of people in Liverpool alone are homeless, terminally ill or struggling mentally.

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...

City’s moment of reflection as poppies fill the sky

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Around 2,000 military personal, veterans and their families came together on Sunday for the Remembrance Day service at Liverpool’s Anglican cathedral. This was not the event's usual location of St George's Hall, due to the Lime Street development works taking...

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...

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