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Wigan’s music scene is blossoming, but can it survive the pandemic?

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Wigan's music scene is under threat as the doors of local venues remain closed because of the pandemic. Not since the release of The Verve’s seminal album ‘Urban Hymns’ in 1997 has there been as much hype and attention paid to Wigan music as there is today.
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The community garden keeping Croxteth growing

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A local family and group of volunteers have transformed an unused green space into a  thriving community garden in Croxteth. Liverpool council granted Rachael Emblem, 42, permission to use the green space for Croxteth Community Garden in February 2020. Volunteers of...
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Meet four candidates for Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner

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Among the four elections across Merseyside on May 6 is the vote for a new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). The incumbent, Jane Kennedy, is stepping down, and four new faces are vying for the role.

The story of Liverpool’s most accomplished poker player: Matthew Ashton

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EXCLUSIVE This is the extraordinary story of Matthew Ashton – Merseyside’s jack of all table games. Read how a 15-year-old from Crosby went from the classroom to earning more than $2 million playing poker.

Andy Bennett takes 1st place at Partridge Lakes

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Andy Bennett finished in 1st place after a rewarding day of fishing at the Partridge Lakes open match on Tuesday, 22 October in Warrington. Andy Bennett, 34, came out on top in a tight match at the fishery. After he...
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“A new chapter will begin”- reflections on a year of Covid with Merseyside’s independent...

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The continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic and a succession of national lockdowns has put untold strain on the UK’s high street; none more so than for Merseyside’s independent bookstores. At the start of 2021, official book sales monitor Nielsen BookScan...

Liverpool personal trainer on a mission to make women healthier

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A personal trainer is making it her mission to help women across Liverpool better themselves and gain a healthier lifestyle with her online programme. Aimee Ormesher, 30, created her online programme “8 weeks with Aimee” in 2018 to help women...

From the bright lights of Mandalay Bay to being locked in a prison cell-...

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A former UFC fighter who set the standard for the future generation of British fighters, Paul Kelly makes his cage return after eight years in prison. The welterweight’s return is being held at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday 7th March,...

Six things you didn’t know about Esports

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Registration for the new ePremier League 2019/20 season is scheduled to open on Monday 4 November. With Liverpool’s Donovan Hunt looking to defend his title, we decided to take a look at six things you didn’t know about competitive...
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Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2021 (March 15-22)

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Monday (15th) marked the start of the third annual Neurodiversity Celebration Week.

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