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Cancer Survivor’s Positivity, Kindness & Fundraising – Radio Clatterbridge
A Wirral bowel cancer survivor who spoke to Radio Clatterbridge about his road to recovery is now paying it forward with fundraising, awareness, and positivity. Danny de Brabander, ‘born and raised’ in Claughton Village, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Bowel Cancer in January 2019. Like many, Danny received his diagnosis after a colonoscopy in 2019. Yet despite this, Danny remembers how he first experienced symptoms in April 2018 – and dismissed the warning signs. Danny explained to presenter Steve
Prince of Wales thanks volunteers in special programme – Radio Clatterbridge
HRH The Prince of Wales has recorded a special programme thanking NHS staff and volunteers, which will be broadcast on Radio Clatterbridge on Sunday 11 July. In a broadcast pre-recorded for the Hospital Broadcasting Association, ‘Music & Memories with HRH The Prince of Wales’, The Prince of Wales discusses how he has been “profoundly impressed by the dedication shown by our wonderful NHS staff and volunteers right across the country” and thanks them for their “sheer resilience and indomitable s
The Martin Gallier Project, and the importance of self-care – Radio Clatterbridge
With mental health at the forefront of everyone’s minds, the work undertaken by Wirral’s leading suicide prevention charity has been in more need than ever before. For that reason alone, Radio Clatterbridge’s Ian Grant and Helen Sestan spoke to Deryn Hanmer, from the Martin Gallier Project, about their work. The Martin Gallier Project is Wirral’s leading suicide prevention charity, and it is based in New Ferry. Founded in 2019, the Martin Gallier Project came to light after Jessica Gallier, th
Southport Flower Festival Blooms Back in 2022 with BBC Gardening World's Adam Frost
After last year’s cancellation and a tough 18 months of restrictions, the famous and fabulous Southport Flower Show is set to return in 2022, and organisers vow to ensure it is bigger and better than ever. The Southport Flower Show will take place from Thursday, 18th August, until Sunday, 21st August 2022. Visitors can now purchase tickets for the four-day festival from 10 am this morning. Most importantly, previous 2020 and 2021 ticket holders are all are warmly invited to join in the celebra
A Bright Idea: Liverpool to 'Light Up the Night' for Cancer Research UK
The spotlight is on Merseyside residents this year, who are being urged to join an illuminating night-time walking event in aid of Cancer Research UK. Entries for Cancer Research UK’s 10K Shine Night Walk are now officially open, meaning Liverpool’s streets will once again light up on Friday, 10th September. This is a particularly exciting event for the city, as Liverpool is one of only 18 UK locations chosen to take part in the Shine Night Walk series, in partnership with online fundraising p
Talented Halewood Academy Actress Evie Kaufman Lands Debut Role On The Big Screen « Mersey Community News
Halewood Academy pupil Evie Kaufman, 12, is set to take on a leading role in the upcoming film, Enemy of the Heart.
Until Our Basic Human Rights Are Met, Autism Awareness Month Remains An Empty Gesture.
I don’t quite remember when I started getting that dreaded knot in my stomach before April. Part of me ponders if it’s because, being called April, I am already bracing for that truckload for name related jokes everyone’s been gasping to sling my way throughout the year. Still, I suppose if I were to think about it critically, as a woman with Asperger’s Syndrome, I guess terms like “Autism Awareness Month"
My learning disabilities don't make me any less trans, or any less of a man —
Alex has known he is a man ever since he was young. However, because of his learning disabilities, Alex struggled to transition.
Dave hangs up his headphones…for now! – Radio Clatterbridge
Radio Clatterbridge's Dave Adams temporarily hangs up his headphones after 30 years of voluntary service.
Dovecot man in 'serious condition' after gunshot wounds to both legs
Police are appealing for witnesses after a Dovecot man is in a serious condition after being shot in both his legs last Sunday. Armed police discovered the victim, believed to be in his 30s, after they were called to an incident on Ashover Avenue, Dovecot, at approximately 8:20pm. The man was taken to hospital immediately, where his injuries were assessed as ‘serious’. The victim’s family have been informed of the incident.
Wirral Emergency Food Hub provides 'lifeline' for vulnerable residents during third national lockdown
A local emergency food hub has teamed up with a Merseyside’s councils once again to ensure vulnerable people do not go hungry. Wirral’s Emergency Food Hub is a joint operation between Wirral Borough Council and Wirral Food Bank. As of the 11th January, however, heightened coronavirus restrictions have led to critical changes to the application system. Under previous rules in March, vuln
Suspect arrested after "unprovoked and callous attack" on New Brighton jogger «
Merseyside Police has arrested a suspect after a jogger was attacked by two males with wooden planks in an “unprovoked and callous attack” along New Brighton Promenade this morning.
Former police officer from Raby Mere celebrates launch of new book, Blue Bird
A former local police officer spoke to Radio Clatterbridge listeners recently about the upcoming launch of her new book. Trish Finnegan, from Raby Mere, has spent the entirety of her adult life here on the Wirral. An avid reader and creative writer, Trish met her husband, Paul, while working on the beat as a police officer. They spent many years as police officers serving the local community. Living a retired life, Trish spends much of her time between looking after her family and dedicating h
Rethink and renew your career with our expert panel. Write up by April Ryan
Pandemic or not, stepping in as a fresh face into journalism has always offered curveballs. However, since this year has thrown a global pandemic into the mix, the confidence of potential future journalists even further...
Uncertain future for Bromborough dance studio as tier three rules kick in
As 'tier three' coronavirus restrictions roll into place across all areas of the Liverpool City Region - including Wirral - dance studio are now trying to balance out the need to keep business going, while keeping students safe.
John Lennon 'Imagine' piano returns to Liverpool home in time for 80th birthday «
The world-famous Steinway piano used by John Lennon to compose the song Imagine is set to go on display at the Strawberry Field exhibition this Friday. This is the first time the piano has been placed in Liverpool, or even so close to John Lennon’s home.
Headway Wirral leads the way for patients with acquired brain injuries
Changes come and go throughout life, but when you are caring for someone with an acquired brain injury, the transformations can be incredibly profound. Brain injuries are common. According to data released by the NHS, around 950 people a day are admitted to hospital with brain injuries. From falls to traffic accidents, a patient is admitted to a hospital every couple of minutes.
Firefighter Simon's career reaches "purr-fect end" after dramatic fire in Birkenhead «
When firefighter Simon Swann, from New Brighton, joined the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service 30 years ago, he imagined a perfect ending - but not one as "purr-fect" as this.
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