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Music legend Tim Burgess serves coffee to tackle homelessness

Music star Tim Burgess swapped his microphone for an apron this afternoon as he served various coffees and sweet treats to help raise money for homeless people in Merseyside. The Charlatans' lead vocalist visited Paper Cup coffee shop located near...
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Christmas trees: When is the perfect time to put them up?

With Christmas around the corner, many are starting to feel a little bit festive and excited for the holiday season. Putting up a Christmas tree is one of the most beloved holiday traditions. However the question of when to put...
Bobby from Sunflowers who is taking part in charity cycle from Liverpool to Chester

Mersey cyclists get on their bikes for blooming good cause

A group of Merseyside cyclists are preparing for a 50 mile bike ride taking place in July, raising funds and awareness for Liverpool charity Sunflowers. The ride from Liverpool to Chester will start at the historic Old Haymarket on the...
The Choir With No Name - used with permission

Homeless choir that’s on song to bring festive cheer

The Choir with No Name are continuing their annual Christmas extravaganza on Friday. The choir’s Christmas singalong kicks off the festive season in style to support people who are marginalised or affected by homelessness.   Liverpool’s choir manager Ema Quinn, 50,...
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How a paralympic sport creates level playing field for schoolchildren

A ball game which features in the Paralympics is being used in Merseyside schools to encourage inclusivity and participation. The sport ‘Boccia’ - which means ‘ball’ in Italian - was originally set up to support those with cerebral palsy. It...
Shoebox Full of Love appeal, Christmas 2021. Photo (c) Shoebox Full of Love Facebook page, used with permission

Tackling poverty on Merseyside at Christmas with ‘life’s little essentials’

This Christmas, you can relieve the pressure on struggling people across Merseyside by donating to the Shoebox Full of Love appeal. The appeal provides gifts, which are all donated by the entire Merseyside community. Founder Siobhan Redmond explained: "We ask people...
Green bin from Liverpool City Region

Consumers urged to ensure Christmas isn’t rubbish this year

Merseysiders anxious to reduce the amount of waste they produce this Christmas are being targeted in a ‘choose to reuse’ campaign. This is the first year of the campaign, run by Merseyside Recyling and Waste Authority (MRWA), and the authority...
Pet dog (c) Shirley Lewis

Number of abandoned Merseyside pets at three-year high

Animal abandonment in Merseyside has increased by a fifth since 2020. The RSPCA have released statistics which show that pet abandonment in the UK has risen to a three-year high. Rescue shelters say this sharp increase is due to multiple factors,...
Kevin McManus head of UNESCO City of Music (c) Kevin McManus

The man helping Liverpool music scene march to a new beat

The head of UNESCO City of Music Kevin McManus has launched an initiative to help promote the music industry in Liverpool. The 'Discover A New Beat' campaign aims to raise the public's awareness of the new music coming out of...
Bus at Birkenhead Bus Station (c) Olivia Beatty

Night bus to make welcome return to Merseyside

Night buses will run hourly between Liverpool and the Wirral starting next Friday. The highly-anticipated bus will start on December 8, with services running on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The N1 will be operated by Stagecoach and will run from...