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Edge Hill University is running a programme to train people for new roles to support mental health in schools and colleges
Edge Hill University is running a programme to train people for new roles to support mental health in schools and colleges

Edge Hill University is running a programme to train people for new roles to support mental health in schools and colleges

EDGE Hill University is running a programme to train people for new roles to support mental health in schools and colleges.The Education Mental Health Practitioner PGDip course, which has just been launched, will see students work across education and healthcare settings to provide early interventi
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Home care company urgently recruiting front line workers

Home care company urgently recruiting front line workers

by Tom Martin

A HOME care company based in Southport is urgently recruiting for front line care workers to support elderly and vulnerable clients during the coronav

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Hundreds of family-run gardening businesses across the UK could be destroyed following coronavirus lockdown

Hundreds of family-run gardening businesses across the UK could be destroyed following coronavirus lockdown

by Danielle Thompson

HUNDREDS of family gardening businesses across the UK could be destroyed following the coronavirus lockdown, according to the Horticultural Trades Ass

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Merseyrail will only run trains from 7am-7pm as the rail provider continues to make 'major changes' to timetables

Merseyrail will only run trains from 7am-7pm as the rail provider continues to make 'major changes' to timetables

by Danielle Thompson

MERSEYRAIL will only run trains between 7am-7pm as the rail provider continues to make “major changes” to their timetables as more of their own staff

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Popular community pub in Bootle wants to get a licence from Sefton Council to stage plays and poetry events

Popular community pub in Bootle wants to get a licence from Sefton Council to stage plays and poetry events

by Danielle Thompson

A POPULAR community pub in Bootle wants to get a licence from Sefton Council to stage plays and poetry events.Brian Dawe, from the Lock & Quay Communi

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New images have been released showing how an entire neighbourhood will be created in Bootle as part of an ambitious £33million masterplan

New images have been released showing how an entire neighbourhood will be created in Bootle as part of an ambitious £33million masterplan

by Danielle Thompson

NEW images have been released showing how an entire neighbourhood will be created in Bootle as part of an ambitious £33million masterplan.The Champion

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I could write for pages about all the announcements made on the coronavirus

I could write for pages about all the announcements made on the coronavirus

by Danielle Thompson

A few weeks ago, the new Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered the UK Government’s budget for the forthcoming year. It was a budget filled with great annou

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If you grew up when Laura Branigan’s Gloria was a nightclub staple, MG means hotted-up Metros and Maestro Turbos

If you grew up when Laura Branigan’s Gloria was a nightclub staple, MG means hotted-up Metros and Maestro Turbos

by Danielle Thompson

QUICK game of word association, to keep you occupied while you’re at home. MG – what does it make you think of?Chances are it’s the ‘B’ that clogs up

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It's a good job I enjoy my own company!

It's a good job I enjoy my own company!

by Danielle Thompson

I DON'T know how many people are going to read this, or exactly how it is going to reach the Champion because at the moment I am in self-imposed isola

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Officers ensure that beauty spots are kept clear of crowds – and urge Sefton residents ‘not to travel for exercise’

Officers ensure that beauty spots are kept clear of crowds – and urge Sefton residents ‘not to travel for exercise’

by Danielle Thompson

OFFICERS have been out patrolling local beauty spots across Southport and Formby to emphasise the need to stick to social distancing rules – and ‘not

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Irish Annie's provided night of entertainment before lockdown

Irish Annie's provided night of entertainment before lockdown

by By Pete Rimmer

Irish Annie’sEpstein Theatre Liverpool.IT was a surreal experience to go to Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre the other week, as it was the day before the b

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Urgent appeal launched to find 100-bed property in Southport to help return nurses to work during pandemic

Urgent appeal launched to find 100-bed property in Southport to help return nurses to work during pandemic

by Danielle Thompson

AN URGENT appeal has been launched to find community-minded property owners to help in the urgent drive for former nurses to return to their professio

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Worshippers from across the globe can access a church conference online this weekend – streamed directly from Salt Lake City in Utah!

Worshippers from across the globe can access a church conference online this weekend – streamed directly from Salt Lake City in Utah!

by Danielle Thompson

WORSHIPPERS from across the North West will be able to access a church conference online this weekend – streamed directly from Salt Lake City in Utah!

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