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  1. Formby MP writes to Health Secretary about proposed closure of A&E bebington

    Formby MP, Bill Esterson has written to the Health Secretary about government plans to shut A&E at Southport and Formby ...

    Formby MP, Bill Esterson has written to the Health Secretary about government plans to shut A&E at Southport and Formby Hospital. The plans were highlighted in national media reports and are part of the so-called “Sustainability and Transformation” Plan (STP) for Cheshire and Merseyside....

    21/02/2017
  2. Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? bebington

    Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? Has your dog got star quality? If your pet pooch is the canine ...

    Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? Has your dog got star quality? If your pet pooch is the canine equivalent of Brad Pitt or Scarlett Johansson, then they could win a place in the spotlight in the beautiful and romantic opera La Boheme, coming to Liverpool Empire on...

    21/02/2017
  3. Six-point penalty and 200 fine for anyone caught using their phone whilst driving. bebington

    Young drivers risk losing their licence if caught driving whilst using their mobile phone. The warning comes ahead of new ...

    Young drivers risk losing their licence if caught driving whilst using their mobile phone. The warning comes ahead of new legislation taking affect in March 2017 which will mean a six-point penalty and £200 fine for anyone caught using their phone whilst driving. A newly-qualified driver...

    21/02/2017
  4. Trees destroyed after deliberate fire on Formby Squirrel Walk bebington

    A large area of the National Trust Squirrel Walk at Formby was set alight by vandals on Saturday night. Many trees were damaged ...

    A large area of the National Trust Squirrel Walk at Formby was set alight by vandals on Saturday night. Many trees were damaged by the fire and several have been felled because they were badly burnt. A spokesperson for the National Trust said "Frustrating morning for rangers continuing...

    21/02/2017
  5. Jo Johnson demands tough penalties on student plagiarism bebington

    The government calls for universities to do more to stop students buying custom written essays online. Universities ...

    The government calls for universities to do more to stop students buying custom written essays online. Universities Minister Jo Johnson is today (Tuesday 21 February) calling on university and student bodies to do more to deal with the spread of ‘essay mills’ - websites which provide custom...

    21/02/2017
  6. Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Liverpool Empire bebington

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the award winning musical comedy "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Liverpool Empire ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the award winning musical comedy "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Liverpool Empire last night. The show staring Michelle Collins from Eastenders and Coronation Street and Joanne Clifton from Strictly runs until Saturday. Joanne Clifton is a...

    21/02/2017
  7. Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because of Listeria bebington

    Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the product. Product ...

    Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the product. Product details Product: Ready to Eat Peppered Beef Slices Pack size: 150g ‘Use By’ date: 21 February 2017 No other Morrisons products are known to be affected. Risk The...

    20/02/2017
  8. CMA secures better deal for cloud storage users bebington

    Amazon, Apple and Microsoft have committed to providing cloud storage users with fairer contracts, following action by the CMA. ...

    Amazon, Apple and Microsoft have committed to providing cloud storage users with fairer contracts, following action by the CMA. The 3 companies are the latest cloud storage providers to improve their terms and conditions following the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) review of...

    20/02/2017
  9. When it comes to fly-tipping, it's a #CrimeNotToCare bebington

    Keep Britain Tidy.Public research shows a staggering lack of understanding about people's role in preventing fly-tipping. More ...

    Keep Britain Tidy.Public research shows a staggering lack of understanding about people's role in preventing fly-tipping. More than a third thought it was OK to do things that are actually classed as fly-tipping, such as leaving something outside because 'someone else might be able to use it.' ...

    20/02/2017
  10. Track Renewal phase 2 - Update bebington

    Merseyrail has thanked Wirral line passengers travelling for their patience during the first week of phase 2 of the track renewal ...

    Merseyrail has thanked Wirral line passengers travelling for their patience during the first week of phase 2 of the track renewal work, which has seen trains running in and out of James Street, but with only one platform in use. Passengers were advised to leave longer for their journeys to allow...

    20/02/2017
  11. Search engines and creative industries sign anti-piracy agreement bebington

    The IPO has helped broker an agreement to help search engines and creative industries work together to stop consumers being led to ...

    The IPO has helped broker an agreement to help search engines and creative industries work together to stop consumers being led to copyright infringing websites. The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has helped broker a landmark agreement which will see search engines and the creative...

    20/02/2017
  12. NSPCC receives hundreds of contacts about female genital mutilation bebington

    The NSPCC is contacted, on average, more than once a day by people worried about girls who may have suffered or at risk of female ...

    The NSPCC is contacted, on average, more than once a day by people worried about girls who may have suffered or at risk of female genital mutilation, according to new figures. Since the NSPCC’s FGM Helpline was launched in June 2013, it has been contacted more than 1,500 times, with around a...

    17/02/2017
  13. Information evening for potential foster carers bebington

    With around 20 Lancashire children needing homes each week, Lancashire County Council is recruiting new foster carers. The ...

    With around 20 Lancashire children needing homes each week, Lancashire County Council is recruiting new foster carers. The county council has recently increased the allowances payable to new foster carers by at least £115 per week in recognition of their valuable role and the rising demand for...

    14/02/2017
  14. Ambulance school appeal: love your students hearts on Valentines Day bebington

    North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) has launched an appeal to secondary schools in the region to show love for their ...

    North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) has launched an appeal to secondary schools in the region to show love for their students’ hearts on Valentine’s Day by signing up for a free lesson in life-saving. The plea is made on behalf of the Resuscitation Council UK, British Heart Foundation...

    14/02/2017
  15. Attacks on Guide Dogs bebington

    Chief Constable of Merseyside Police, Andy Cooke, paid a visit to Guide Dogs on Monday 13 February to highlight the importance of ...

    Chief Constable of Merseyside Police, Andy Cooke, paid a visit to Guide Dogs on Monday 13 February to highlight the importance of Merseyside Police’s ongoing support with dog attacks on guide dogs.

    14/02/2017
  16. 6 weeks until the pound stops being round bebington

    With only six weeks until the historic new 12-sided pound enters circulation, the Commercial Secretary to the Treasury has visited ...

    With only six weeks until the historic new 12-sided pound enters circulation, the Commercial Secretary to the Treasury has visited the Royal Mint. And Baroness Neville-Rolfe paid tribute to the Royal Mint’s role as a global leader in the production of coins and medals - exporting to an...

    14/02/2017
  17. Arrests, drugs and motorbikes recovered after crackdown on asb bebington

    Merseyside Police has arrested four people and recovered drugs and suspected stolen motorbikes as part of a crackdown on ...

    Merseyside Police has arrested four people and recovered drugs and suspected stolen motorbikes as part of a crackdown on anti-social behaviour and drug dealing in Litherland on Friday 10 February. A warrant was executed at an address in Moss Lane, resulting in the recovery of suspected cocaine,...

    14/02/2017
  18. Million Dollar Quartet At The Liverpool Empire bebington

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of "Million Dollar Quartet" at the Liverpool Empire last night. Following its success ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of "Million Dollar Quartet" at the Liverpool Empire last night. Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas and on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet is coming, starring Jason Donovan! This worldwide smash-hit musical is inspired by the famous recording...

    14/02/2017
  19. Parks face threat of decline with severe consequences bebington

    The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee report on public parks warns that parks are at a tipping point and face a ...

    The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee report on public parks warns that parks are at a tipping point and face a period of decline with potentially severe consequences unless their vital contribution to areas such as public health, community integration and climate change mitigation...

    13/02/2017
  20. RMT Announces Strike Ballot, but Merseyrail Committed to Continuing Negotiations bebington

    Following the letter received today from the RMT, stating that they will ballot their members for industrial action, Merseyrail ...

    Following the letter received today from the RMT, stating that they will ballot their members for industrial action, Merseyrail has made clear that we will work hard to prevent strikes from taking place, and are committed to continuing constructive discussions with union colleagues. This...

    13/02/2017
  21. City centre car park to close for 6.5m revamp bebington

    A city centre car park is to close this week to undergo a multi-million pound transformation. Signs have gone up informing ...

    A city centre car park is to close this week to undergo a multi-million pound transformation. Signs have gone up informing motorists that there will be no access to the level-entry only car park on Victoria Street. Work will begin to create a £6.5m five floor car park providing 333...

    13/02/2017
  22. NSPCC: Hundreds in the North West report drug and alcohol abuse around children bebington

    3,329 calls to the NSPCC Helpline raising concerns of substance abuse near children over the last three years A 23% rise ...

    3,329 calls to the NSPCC Helpline raising concerns of substance abuse near children over the last three years A 23% rise between 2013/14 and 2015/16, with a total of 3,048 referrals to external agencies Figures published as UK marks Children of Alcoholics Week (Feb 12-18) The NSPCC’s...

    13/02/2017
  23. MOT fails could be avoided by basic car maintenance bebington

    New figures have revealed that carrying out basic car maintenance could avoid the main reasons cars fail their annual MOT. ...

    New figures have revealed that carrying out basic car maintenance could avoid the main reasons cars fail their annual MOT. ...

    13/02/2017
  24. Steer Clear Of Vehicle Crime bebington

    High value and prestige cars have always been targets for thieves/burglars. Criminals target cars themselves and also any items of ...

    High value and prestige cars have always been targets for thieves/burglars. Criminals target cars themselves and also any items of value left inside them, like handbags, wallets, tools and Sat Navs. Vehicle registration plates are also sometimes stolen. So what can you do to reduce the risk of...

    12/02/2017
  25. North West traffic officers featured in Channel 5 documentary bebington

    Three North West traffic officers will be featured in a new Channel 5 series which shows the work involved in keeping the roads ...

    Three North West traffic officers will be featured in a new Channel 5 series which shows the work involved in keeping the roads moving during the winter months. A film crew from Winter Road Rescue has spent several shifts with Highways England traffic officers Jason Williamson, Mike Caffrey...

    12/02/2017
  26. 50 days to go until new vehicle tax rates come into force. bebington

    DVLA is reminding motorists that there are just 50 days to go until new vehicle tax rates come into force for all cars and some ...

    DVLA is reminding motorists that there are just 50 days to go until new vehicle tax rates come into force for all cars and some motor homes that are first registered from 1 April 2017. Rohan Gye, DVLA Vehicle Service Manager, said: These changes won’t affect any vehicles that are...

    11/02/2017
  27. Planned road works in the North West bebington

    Planned roadworks in the North West summary for Monday 13 to Sunday 19 February 2017. The following summary of planned ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West– summary for Monday 13 to Sunday 19 February 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 10 February and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen...

    11/02/2017
  28. CCTV Appeal - Sexual Assaults In St Johns Shopping Centre bebington

    Detectives have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to following allegations of two sexual assaults in Liverpool ...

    Detectives have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to following allegations of two sexual assaults in Liverpool city centre. The offences occurred at around 4pm on Wednesday 18 January 2017 in St Johns Shopping Centre. A 16-year-old girl was approached by a man who sexually...

    10/02/2017
  29. Setting a New Vision for English Seaside Towns bebington

    Coastal destinations and tourism businesses are calling for a sea-change - they want a stronger voice, to work more ...

    Coastal destinations and tourism businesses are calling for a sea-change - they want a stronger voice, to work more collaboratively, to draw attention to the coast’s valuable assets and, crucially, to alter perceptions among the public and the media of what there is to see and do on the coast. ...

    10/02/2017
  30. Martin Mere is open for Half Term bebington

    You may have read or seen recent news reports of the discovery of a wild greylag goose with Avian Flu at Martin Mere. The strain ...

    You may have read or seen recent news reports of the discovery of a wild greylag goose with Avian Flu at Martin Mere. The strain of Avian Influenza involved has never been transferred to humans anywhere in the world. No birds in the collection area have been affected and the goose is the only bird...

    10/02/2017
  31. 2017 - The Year of Sefton's Coast bebington

    Sefton Council and partners are declaring 2017 as the Year of Sefton's Coast! And to celebrate the year ahead, we are asking ...

    Sefton Council and partners are declaring 2017 as the Year of Sefton's Coast! And to celebrate the year ahead, we are asking school children from across the borough to design a mascot which will be used on all promotional activity for this exciting project. One of the strongest themes to...

    10/02/2017
  32. Police-led incident closes M53 junctions between Birkenhead and Moreton Spur bebington

    A section of the M53 motorway is closed in both directions after a serious police incident. It is likely to remain closed ...

    A section of the M53 motorway is closed in both directions after a serious police incident. It is likely to remain closed throughout rush hour. The incident happened yesterday evening on the southbound carriageway of the motorway between J2 (Moreton Spur) and J3 (for Birkenhead and Heswall). It...

    10/02/2017
  33. 2017 starts where 2016 left off for LJLA bebington

    A busy January for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) helped take passenger numbers for the month to over 320,000 an increase ...

    A busy January for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) helped take passenger numbers for the month to over 320,000 – an increase of 5% compared to January 2016 and the Airport’s 24th consecutive month of passenger growth. The Airport’s recent success began in February 2015 after which time...

    09/02/2017
  34. New ambulance uniform set to save the NHS millions bebington

    A standardised staff uniform for use by NWAS and other Ambulance Trusts has been rolled out nationally and set to deliver ...

    A standardised staff uniform for use by NWAS and other Ambulance Trusts has been rolled out nationally and set to deliver £3.4 million in savings for the NHS. It will save the cost of more than an entire year’s expenditure on uniform items over just four years – the equivalent of funding...

    09/02/2017
  35. VHF Channel changes coming in 2017 bebington

    Boat owners, shipping companies and anyone who puts out to sea are being informed about a change in some of the VHF channel ...

    Boat owners, shipping companies and anyone who puts out to sea are being informed about a change in some of the VHF channel numbers used to contact UK Coastguard. As a result of changes to Appendix 18 (Marine VHF) of the Radio Regulations it will mean that VHF channels 23, 84 and 86 will no...

    09/02/2017
  36. Merseytravel receives gold reading award bebington

    Merseytravel has become the first employer to be awarded the Liverpool Quality Reading Award in recognition of the various schemes ...

    Merseytravel has become the first employer to be awarded the Liverpool Quality Reading Award in recognition of the various schemes put in place to facilitate reading for its staff. The award was presented today (8th February) to the Union Learning Representatives and Reading Ahead Champions who...

    09/02/2017

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