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Looming Heatwave: Is the UK ready for another scorcher in 2024?

The MET office is warning of the potential hottest year on record in 2024, with ‘supercell’ storms and 40 degree days. What should the UK expect from the elements this summer, and how should you prepare?  The Upward Trend The numbers...
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Demolition of famous TJ Hughes site begins to make way for homes

The demolition of one of Liverpool's most famous stores has begun as it makes way for residential apartments. Hughes House on London Road was a part of the famous TJ Hughes chain, which first opened in Liverpool in 1925. The store’s...
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5 Merseyside charities that need your help this Christmas

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.
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Castle Street and Bold Street ‘pedestrians only’ until September

Businesses across Liverpool have welcomed news that Castle Street and Bold street will stay pedestrianised until September. Liverpool City Council scheme ‘Without Walls’ was launched in June last year in partnership with Liverpool BID Company. The scheme included a £450,000 fund...
NOS canisters outside Kate Sheldon's house (Image Zoe Hamilton)

Litter pickers’ recycling project turns ‘laughing gas’ canisters into community cash

Used nitrous oxide canisters are causing severe littering problems throughout the city, but a Liverpool litter-picking group has spotted an opportunity to tidy up and do some extra good by recycling the canisters to gain money for community projects. The...

Britain’s kindest plumber – the man helping thousands of families

With energy bills continuing to rise, and a chilly start to the year, many families are finding it difficult to keep their homes warm. From fitting free boilers, making food parcels, buying PPE, helping families pay their bills, there’s not...
Flood Wall at West Kirby Promenade

£11.5m West Kirby flood wall makes waves with locals and visitors

Construction of the £11.5m flood wall along the promenade of West Kirby beach and Marine Lake is stirring up controversial opinions among both locals and tourists’. Following disastrous flooding in 2013 and 2014 in the Wirral, plans were drawn up...
Thornton Manor Fire

Thornton Manor counts the cost of devastating fire

A serious blaze devastated the Grade II-listed Thornton Manor on the Wirral on Saturday leaving the historic house - and people's wedding plans - in ruins. The manor house, which was built in the mid 19th century, has become one...
Have a word Christmas number one

Liverpool-based podcast making push for Christmas number one

Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Adele. These are the names that scouse comedian Adam Rowe and Preston-born comic Dan Nightingale are competing with to get the Christmas number one spot this year. Who are they? The two stand-ups are a big name in...

Merseyside Crossfit athletes on course to prove they are ‘Fittest in the City’

Four women from Merseyside have taken the top spots in the regional heat of a major endurance competition. The Turfgames ‘Fittest in the City’ endurance competition brought Crossfit athletes from across the North West to its Manchester heat. Crossfit athletes compete...