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NHS pay offs: Enough to make you sick

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NHS pay offs: Enough to make you sick NHS bosses should hang their heads in shame for wasting over £100million on golden handshakes for senior managers that could have been used to hire thousands of new nurses, according to Ukip’s new Health spokesman. The comments follow the publication of official figures that show in the… Read more »

Stay Safe From Fire In The Kitchen

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Stay Safe From Fire In The Kitchen Residents are urged to take care when cooking following a number of kitchen fires across Merseyside. There were 58 kitchen fires in Merseyside in June and people are advised to take extra care when preparing food. During the month of June, in Liverpool there were 22 kitchen fires,… Read more »

Lancs Police appeal for wanted man John Johnson

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Police appeal for wanted man John Johnson POLICE are appealing for a man who is wanted for absconding from prison. John Charles Johnson, 57, was last seen at HMP Kirkham prison on 27 December 2013 and has not been seen since. It is believed, however, that he has recently been in the Lancashire area. Police… Read more »

Should donor blood be screened for hepatitis E?

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Should donor blood be screened for hepatitis E? “One in almost every 3,000 blood donors in England could be infected with hepatitis E, according to a new study,” The Times reports. Hepatitis E normally causes only a mild infection that usually clears up without the need for treatment. It can occasionally lead to more serious… Read more »

North West’s workplaces among safest in the world

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North West’s workplaces among safest in the world Figures at record low on the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act  The number of people who lose their lives at work has dropped sharply by 85 per cent over the past forty years, from over 650 every year in 1974 to a… Read more »

Southport home owners hit by new accounting standards

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Southport home owners hit by new accounting standards The ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) warns that the new accounting standard (IFRS 9) may force banks to have larger bad debt provisions against long term loans such as mortgages and business loans. The standard will also financially penalise banks for offering overdraft and credit lines… Read more »

SEFTON COUNCIL URGED TO SUPPORT ‘PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE’ ON FRACKING

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SEFTON COUNCIL URGED TO SUPPORT ‘PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE’ ON FRACKING The ‘Precautionary Principle’ should be adopted in relation to Fracking in North West England – so said Lib Dem councillors at last week’s Council meeting held at Southport Town Hall. Birkdale councillor and Lib Dem leader, Iain Brodie Browne, proposed a motion that: “The Council believes… Read more »

New ‘Chadafusion’ Restaurant to open on Lord Street Southport

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New ‘Chadafusion’ Restaurant to open on Lord Street Southport A new French Thai fusion restaurant is to open on Lord Street, Southport in two weeks time. It will be located at the former Ellis & Sons Estate Agents offices in the heart of Southport town centre. The premises will also boast an Art Gallery. The… Read more »

Southport Irish Lottery punter in row over winning ticket

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Southport Irish Lottery punter in row over winning ticket A Southport punter is disgruntled after he thought she won the Irish Lottery on the 9th July 2014. The punter walked into Ladbrokes on Bispham Road, Southport, and placed a lucky dip bet (£1:00 3 numbers draw). When her numbers came in she naturally celebrated his £576 win. When she… Read more »

Vandals damage High Park Road Bus Shelter Southport

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Vandals have caused criminal damage smashing window panes on a bus shelter. The damage was caused when a window pane on a bus shelter situated on High Park Road, Southport was smashed over night (Sunday/Monday 27th/28th July 2014). Anyone with any information is asked to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Submit News Contact… Read more »

Southport KGV campus remains buzzing with Extended New Building Project

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 Extended New Building Project College may be out for the Summer but the KGV campus remains buzzing with activity since securing planning permission to extend the new Creative Arts building project.  The plans where unanimously approved by the Committee at the Sefton Planning meeting on Wednesday 16th July, following confirmation of additional funding for the… Read more »

Paracetamol ‘doesn’t work’ for lower back pain

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Paracetamol ‘doesn’t work’ for lower back pain “Paracetamol used to treat acute lower back pain is no better than a dummy pill,” BBC News reports. A well-conducted trial casts doubts on the widespread recommendation that paracetamol is an effective treatment for lower back pain. It reports on a randomised double-blind controlled trial of people with… Read more »

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