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Heswall boutique owner welcomes campaign to support local businesses

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A Merseyside retailer has welcomed a new campaign to support local businesses this Christmas. After the closure of many independent shops, businesses, restaurants and small businesses because of the coronavirus pandemic, #ThinkWhereyouShop has been encouraging people to shop locally online and...

Liverpool memoir receives star treatment for audiobook

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‘Ghost Town – A Liverpool Shadowplay’ is far from a typical memoir. Its writer, Jeff Young, weaves his experiences growing up in Merseyside into a patchwork of dream-like snapshots and recollections. Now ‘Ghost Town’ has been made available in audiobook format,...

“I cried the morning George Harrison died.” 20 years on we remember

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It's been 20 years since the death that broke Liverpool's heart, but the legacy of George Harrison, the Quiet Beatle, is still just as strong. The Beatles formed in Liverpool in 1960 and their music is still played today. Claire Hamilton,...

Wirral mayor’s Coronavirus concerns and plans for regeneration

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This week Merseynewslive spoke to the Mayor of Wirral councillor George Davies at Wirral Town Hall about the Oxton Christmas light switch-on, with which he was involved on Saturday. Merseynewslive also spoke to him about current issues regarding the pandemic...
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Success as LJMU students experience ‘Disaster Day’

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Domestic disturbances, road traffic accidents and building fires were just some of the scenarios LJMU Policing students experienced at 'Disaster Day' in the Emergency Service Training Centre. Second- and third-year students attended the Emergency Service Training Centre based in Birkenhead...

Former Desperate Scousewife Amanda Harrington brings out new cookbook

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Food is a real family affair for Amanda Harrington who has created her first cookbook which comes out tomorrow. During lockdown, Amanda began posting new dishes on her Instagram page before she was inundated with requests for the recipe.  Amanda told...
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Liverpool brothers start luxury fashion business together

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Two Liverpool brothers started their own luxury fashion business together - because of how unemployable they were. Ben and Joe Gallagher, from Formby, started their business “Luxe Collective” when they were just 17 and 22 because they didn't think they...
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Liverpool fashion brand celebrates 10 years of success

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A Liverpool fashion brand which has become an international success is celebrating its tenth anniversary this month. The Wasted Heroes studio creates handmade designs that are worn by familiar faces like Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte and Gorgon City. It was...

Project to prevent race inequalities reveals need for diversity

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A unique project by young people has raised awareness of some of the discrimination Black, Asian and ethnic minorities face in the Liverpool City Region.

New book captures memories of the last night at Wigan Casino

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A new book has been published  to celebrate the last night of Wigan Casino. The dancefloors of northern England began bouncing with a syncopated beat in the late 1960s when Wigan Casino blasted out soul tracks to masses revolting against...

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