Written by Reanna Smith A Go Fund Me page that was set up to save Widnes Vikings Rugby Club from going into liquidation has reached £100,000 in donations. The club went into administration last week after an investor pulled out of a bid for a consortium takeover. The local community in Widnes, fans of the club and even some of their rival teams have all donated to … Continue reading Six-figure sum raised to save Widnes Vikings
By Daniel Williams An awards ceremony honouring Merseyside health researchers is to be held next month. The North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards (NWCA) celebrates the work of health workers across the North West region and will be held on March 7. Nominees are judged on the reach and significance of their innovations, as well as how fresh and unique the research has been. … Continue reading Merseyside health researchers to be honoured
By Olivia Wagg Bounce around at the inflatable theme park Bootle based company ‘activity for all’ has launched their very own inflatable theme park packed with 12 different inflatable courses. The theme park includes a giant helter skelter, bouncy castles, 15ft soccer darts, gladiator duel, basketball shootout, Nerf shooter and a tots area. Parents will be able to relax with a hot drink whilst the … Continue reading Top things to do this half term in Merseyside
By Sophie Drew
A Cheshire racing yard has confirmed it is the source of the equine flu outbreak that led to the current racing ban.
Horses at a racing yard in Cheshire, and seven other stables around the country, have contracted equine flu, leading to a nationwide ban on racing. Continue reading Cheshire racing yard confirms it is source of equine flu outbreak
By Olivia Wagg
The Prince Of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will make an official visit to Royal Albert Dock next week in recognition of its Royal status.
It will be the second time this year Merseyside has hosted a Royal visit after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Birkenhead in January. Continue reading Prince Charles to visit Merseyside in second Royal visit of year
By Sarah Almond LIPA students have celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ last ever-public performance. The group paid homage to the band’s famous Apple HQ rooftop performance in 1969, by playing their own renditions of classic Beatles’ songs on the Starbucks rooftop in Liverpool One. The set list included songs such as ‘Yesterday’, ‘Penny Lane’, and ‘Let It Be’. Shoppers stopped in their tracks … Continue reading LIPA Re-enact The Beatles Apple HQ Performance
By Olivia Wagg
Bosses at Patisserie Valerie have released a full list of stores to be axed in the first wave of closures since it went into administration.
Liverpool and Southport are among 70 cafés which will be closed immediately – placing thousands of jobs at risk. Continue reading Three Patisserie Valerie stores on Merseyside to close, owners confirm
After the government has announced fresh plans to tackle rising knife crime, Mersey Mash looks into the worrying statistics behind this violent epidemic. Daniel Williams reports. Continue reading Blood on Liverpool’s Streets: the shocking rise in knife crime on Merseyside