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More than 400 employees sign up for leadership programme
More than 400 employees sign up for leadership programme

More than 400 employees sign up for leadership programme

More than 400 employees from across 220 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Lancashire have signed up to participate in one of the county’s major leadership skills programmes, delivered by Edge Hill’s Business School.The Leading Lancashire project, part-funded by the European Social
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Unpaid carers asked for feedback by CQC

Unpaid carers asked for feedback by CQC

by Tom Martin

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Healthwatch England are making a call for feedback from carers across the north west after a year of enormous

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Litherland Remyca appoint new manager

Litherland Remyca appoint new manager

by Tom Martin

Litherland Remyca have appointed Derek Goulding as their new first-team manager with immediate effect.‘The Remy’ have been on the hunt for a new boss

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Postal votes 'would be safer' for May elections

Postal votes 'would be safer' for May elections

by Tom Martin

All people should be sent an early voting postal application for the local elections in May to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 at polling

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MP wants vaccine priority for key workers

MP wants vaccine priority for key workers

by Tom Martin

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has signed an open letter to the Government Minister for Covid Vaccine Deployment, which calls for priority to be

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Extended opening hours for borough's SMART testing sites

Extended opening hours for borough's SMART testing sites

by Tom Martin

Sefton Council is extending the opening hours of its three SMART coronavirus test sites to 8am to 8pm from Wednesday 20th January.SMART coronavirus

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Festive float raised £5k for charity

Festive float raised £5k for charity

by Tom Martin

Last month’s Santa Flout in Southport raised more than £5,000, despite the coronavirus restrictions in place at the time.The Southport Hesketh Round

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Police launch fresh appeal after machete attack in Southport

Police launch fresh appeal after machete attack in Southport

by Tom Martin

Detectives investigating an assault in Southport are issuing a new appeal for witnesses to come forward. On Wednesday 13th January at around 5.10pm,

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Council agrees to invest in residential care for vulnerable children

Council agrees to invest in residential care for vulnerable children

by Tom Martin

Councillors have agreed plans to improve services for some of Lancashire's most vulnerable children, ensuring that a range of specialist support and

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Would you pay extra tax to hire more police officers?

Would you pay extra tax to hire more police officers?

by Tom Martin

Sefton residents are being asked if they would pay extra through the police precept, which is collected alongside the council tax, to help

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Police appeal after man hit by car in Bootle

Police appeal after man hit by car in Bootle

by Tom Martin

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a man was hit by a car in the Bootle area yesterday afternoon. At around 2.20pm on Thursday 14th

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Man from Crosby wanted on recall to prison

Man from Crosby wanted on recall to prison

by Tom Martin

Have you seen this man?  Michael Sands, 32, from Crosby is wanted on recall to prison. Sands was released from prison on 27 October 2020 after

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Town centre cycle lanes to be expanded into nearby villages

Town centre cycle lanes to be expanded into nearby villages

by Tom Martin

New cycle lanes created in Southport town centre last year, which have split opinion among locals, will be expanded into Churchtown, Crossens and

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