Life chances commission publishes ‘game changing’ programme for the Liverpool City Region

A programme of innovative work to improve children’s life chances has been revealed by the Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chances Commission. Publishing their latest annual report, the new programme represents the next step to deliver the long-term vision to reduce child poverty across the City Region and ensure that children get the … Read more

Leigh Life Centre set to move into library

A new look Leigh Library is set to include services from Leigh Life Centre as part of a re-design to create a more flexible service for residents. The changes come as part of wider developments within libraries across Wigan Borough, transforming and enhancing customer service delivery, shaped by feedback from local residents. Life Centre services … Read more

Life-saving defibrillators installed in town centres

A number of life-saving defibrillators are being installed in public places across Knowsley from this week. The Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are easy to use and can save the life of a person who’s suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. Since 2013, Knowsley Council has provided defibrillators to every school and children’s centre in the borough, … Read more

Stories from Ivy Street transforming palliative and end of life care

Health care professionals are completing studies about the best in palliative and end of life care thanks to a partnership between Queenscourt Hospice, Southport, and Edge Hill University in Ormskirk. The master’s level module, Transforming Integrated Palliative and End of Life Care, saw its first intake of students in March. Twenty-five students including nurses, doctors … Read more

Ultracool Dwarf and the Seven Planets

Temperate Earth-sized Worlds Found in Extraordinarily Rich Planetary System Astronomers have found a system of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light-years away. Using ground and space telescopes, including ESO’s Very Large Telescope, the planets were all detected as they passed in front of their parent star, the ultracool dwarf star known as TRAPPIST-1. According to … Read more