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New Nicky Alt show is a ‘Merseyside show for Merseyside people’

New Nicky Alt show is a ‘Merseyside show for Merseyside people’ by Peter Rimmer (August 2022)

YNWA - Let’s Talk About Six ...BabyRoyal Court LiverpoolReview by Peter Rimmer THERE is another play about Merseyside life being presented at the   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (August 2022)

Last week, I gave some advice for our younger residents as they prepare themselves for University after the summer holidays. Now I have some more   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (August 2022)

After a short break to celebrate the first week of August, we are back to warn our younger friends who may be readying themselves for university that   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (July 2022)

THIS week, I want to talk about Courier Fraud in order to help everyone ensure that they are protected from the scammers/fraudsters who stole over   Read more ...

The Book of Mormon is an ‘unconventional and fast-moving musical’

The Book of Mormon is an ‘unconventional and fast-moving musical’ by Henry James (July 2022)

THE musical comedy The Book of Mormon has opened at The Liverpool Empire and can be seen until Saturday, August 13.It is a satirical look at the   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (July 2022)

WE hope that the Sefton heatwave was okay for you. I found that there were many scam stories online last week and have taken a look at some resources   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (July 2022)

THIS week, we have the Amazon Prime two-day sale and surprise, surprise, I can warn everyone that the long- running Amazon Prime phone calls scam is   Read more ...

School of Rock is a ‘musical for all ages to enjoy’

School of Rock is a ‘musical for all ages to enjoy’ by Henry James (July 2022)

THE young cast are the stars of School of Rock The Musical.Throughout the show they play their own music and are encouraged by an enthusiastic Dewey   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (July 2022)

This week the National Citizens Advice team is highlighting some of the techniques scammers use to fool their potential victims, as energy costs   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (June 2022)

I hope all the Sefton fathers had a great Father’s Day, just as I did, with thanks to my family. In the run-up to Fathers Day, we saw that the   Read more ...

Comedy play provided “another good night” at Royal Court

Comedy play provided “another good night” at Royal Court by Peter Rimmer (June 2022)

Mam! I’m Ere!Royal Court Liverpool.IT’S disco time at the Royal Court with a return of Mam I’m Ere! after its first run in at the Central Hall in   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (June 2022)

THIS week, the second week of Scam Awareness Fortnight, I need to warn everyone about two new BT scams that you need to be wary of.First, my friends   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (June 2022)

WELCOME to Citizens Advice Scam Awareness fortnight, This annual campaign is all about creating a network of confident, #ScamAware consumers who are   Read more ...

Narrator brilliant in new production of Joseph at Liverpool Empire

Narrator brilliant in new production of Joseph at Liverpool Empire by Henry James (June 2022)

THE narrator is the key role in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Linzi Hateley is brilliant in the part.The family-friendly show by   Read more ...

Tea and Talk afternoon held to mark Mental Health Awareness Week

Tea and Talk afternoon held to mark Mental Health Awareness Week by Danielle Thompson (June 2022)

MEMBERS of New Directions’ Woodlands Mental Health Recovery Resettlement Service got together for a ‘Tea and Talk’ afternoon to mark Mental Health   Read more ...

Check out the very latest Scam Alert!

Check out the very latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (June 2022)

THE first news of the week is that Citizens Advice is preparing for it’s National Scam Awareness Fortnight 2022, running from the 13th to 26th of   Read more ...

Shock as man fires gun in Halifax bank in Bootle Strand shopping centre

Shock as man fires gun in Halifax bank in Bootle Strand shopping centre by Danielle Thompson (May 2022)

STAFF and customers were left ‘extremely shaken’ after a man fired a gun in Halifax bank in Bootle Strand shopping centre this afternoon (Monday, May   Read more ...

Bootle gets a boost as cabinet approve canalside business case

Bootle gets a boost as cabinet approve canalside business case by Danielle Thompson (May 2022)

Bootle Canalside will soon become a reality after Sefton Council’s cabinet’s approval of its business case, and additional funding to bring the   Read more ...

Be prepared for a very different night at theatre

Be prepared for a very different night at theatre by Henry James (May 2022)

RICHARD O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show it definitely a unique musical.The audience dresses up as characters from the show to come and watch it, and they   Read more ...

Macca and Beth was ‘another good night at the Royal’

Macca and Beth was ‘another good night at the Royal’ by Pete Rimmer (May 2022)

Macca and BethRoyal Court, Liverpool WITH the odd reference to Macbeth (the play no one should mention) Macca and Beth gets off to spooky start.Macca   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (May 2022)

 HOPE that you have all been watching Rip-Off Britain since I mentioned its return last week. Some of the stories are quite eye-opening, although not   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (May 2022)

THIS week, BBC1 returned in mornings with a new series of Rip-Off Britain, and the first show on Monday, May 2 featured Southport, so I hope you will   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (April 2022)

I HOPE that you all had a pleasant Easter in the sunshine. I read some recent reports about banking frauds, and there are some good suggestions for   Read more ...

'Abhorrent' rapist who subjected teenager to 'sickening' ordeal is jailed for more than 12 years

'Abhorrent' rapist who subjected teenager to 'sickening' ordeal is jailed for more than 12 years by Danielle Thompson (April 2022)

AN ‘ABHORRENT’ predator who raped a ‘distraught’ teenage girl at Liverpool Lime Street railway station in a ‘sickening’ ordeal has been put behind   Read more ...

Anything Goes is ‘well-worth catching’ before touring production returns to London

Anything Goes is ‘well-worth catching’ before touring production returns to London by Henry James (April 2022)

THE musical Anything Goes is currently at the Liverpool Empire after a sold-out run in the West End.The score by Cole Porter has some toe-tapping   Read more ...

Full cast announced for new touring stage production of Helen Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey

Full cast announced for new touring stage production of Helen Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey by Henry James (April 2022)

THE full cast for the first major UK national tour of Helen Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey has been announced.Twopence To Cross The Mersey   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Life on Cars column! by Danielle Thompson (April 2022)

  WHAT’S the earliest you can get away with mentioning Christmas? I think the cheekiest pre-festive plug I’ve ever come across was an eatery in   Read more ...

Six is an ‘entertaining and modern look at the lives of Henry VIII’s wives’

Six is an ‘entertaining and modern look at the lives of Henry VIII’s wives’ by Henry James (April 2022)

SIX, which can be seen at the Liverpool Empire this week, is not only a musical - it is a history lesson looking at Henry VIII’s wives.Each of them   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (April 2022)

HAVE you been watching “Scam Interceptors” on BBC 1 in the mornings? Definitely an eye-opener for the viewers. If you have missed it, then I   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Life on Cars column! by Danielle Thompson (April 2022)

TESLA’S boffins have clearly been busy. Having not got distracted by their founder snapping up some of Twitter and then declining a seat on its board   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Life on Cars column! by Danielle Thompson (April 2022)

LOTUS excels at lightening things. Including, I suspect, this week’s Champion, as those of you offended at it launching a crossover simply rip out   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (April 2022)

A NEW twist on a delivery scam sees the perpetrators creating fake chatbots that sneakily sign victims up for expensive monthly subscriptions. The UK   Read more ...

Mamma Mia! is a musical ‘which is standing test of time’

Mamma Mia! is a musical ‘which is standing test of time’ by Henry James (April 2022)

A MUSICAL which uses the back catalogue of ABBA was always going to be hit and Mamma Mia! certainly has been.It has now been seen by more than 65   Read more ...

The Royal was ‘a madcap adventure’

The Royal was ‘a madcap adventure’ by Pete Rimmer (March 2022)

The Royal written by Lindzi Germain and Angela SimmsRoyal Court LiverpoolWHAT could be so funny about a play telling the story of the closure of a   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (March 2022)

LAST week, I mentioned scammers and charity donations requests. I have taken a closer look at these scams. Unfortunately, fraudsters are taking   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert!

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (March 2022)

ANOTHER Covid testing scam has come to my attention. If you receive a text message like the one below, report to 7726. Do not click on the link which   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Life on Cars column! by David Simister (March 2022)

IT’S not every day you get to see a major TV star talking about what they’re really passionate about – and in this case, it’s mending old cars and   Read more ...

Bothy Folk Club event will raise money for Ukraine humanitarian appeal

Bothy Folk Club event will raise money for Ukraine humanitarian appeal by Henry James (March 2022)

BOTHY Folk Club, which meets at the Bijou Cinema Post Office Avenue, next Singers Night on Sunday, March 20 at 7.30pm will be a special event to   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by  (March 2022)

This week, I have some advice for our local businesses and traders, and for all of our residents who are local business customers. The problem   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Life on Cars column! by David Simister (March 2022)

SMASHING news – quite literally. The safety boffins have been chucking vans at concrete blocks, and it turns out that if you’re going to have a shunt   Read more ...

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