Waste management is co-ordinated by the local authority via the Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority. Kirkby's Distribution Network Operator for electricity is United Utilities; there are no power stations in the town. United Utilities also manages Kirkby's drinking and waste water.

Bike & Go scheme offers free rental on Wednesday across Merseyside

The town has also been home to a number of notable footballers, including:

The borough is overwhelmingly of a white ethnic background at 98.42%, against a national average of 90.9%. In order of population size, other ethnic groups are represented as multiracial at 0.83%, Chinese at 0.24%, other Asian at 0.23% and black at 0.22%. A high proportion of the town are of Irish Catholic descent as a result of historical emigration into Liverpool.

Trinity Mirror Merseyside, the Echo's parent company, is one of the North West’s largest multimedia providers reaching more than 900,000 adults every month.

Train failure at Liverpool Central disrupts services and leads to James Street crowding

Kirkby World is here for you. I would love for you to take some time to explore my official music website where you can learn more about my life and music career as well as check out some of my best songs and music videos, including the video for The Way She. Additionally, I am always eager to work with various musical styles and explore new directions. That means I am open to experiment with music by collaborating with other composers and songwriters from all over the world.

As an integrated service we work closely with the Local Safeguarding Board for the protection and well being of vulnerable adults, young people and children in the community.

Kirkby achieved independent Urban District status in 1958. This was then abolished and on 1 April 1974 its former area was combined with that of Huyton with Roby Urban District, Prescot Urban District, parts of Whiston Rural District and parts of West Lancashire Rural District to form the present-day Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley.

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added (GVA) of Kirkby at current basic prices published (pp. 240–253) by the Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of pounds sterling.

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In 2012, Knowsley Council decided to close the Kirkby Civic Suite, the towns only multi-purpose venue for theatre/dance productions, conferences, marriages & other types of events.

Kirkby is served by Knowsley NHS Primary Care Trust. Fazakerley Hospital is the nearest hospital to Kirkby. There are nine GP surgeries and four dental practices. Ambulance services are provided by the North West Ambulance Service with a station based in Kirkby.

In December 2006, a proposal was made by Tesco and Everton F.C. for an extensive redevelopment of the town centre, including a new 50,000 seater stadium for the football team and associated retail developments.[12] The proposals also include a hotel, leisure and retail facilities. It has also been stated therein that the town's public amenities would be increased to include a walk-in health centre. But this would be at the cost of losing one of the largest open public green spaces in the town.

Kirkby is home to the youth academy of Liverpool F.C. (Built on the site of dissolved local club Kirkby Town's ground at Simonswood Lane). It was also the proposed new site for the new stadium for Everton F.C. which has recently been declined.

Wirral Olympic gold medallist Sam Quek say she feels “violated” after discovering she is one of the latest athletes to have their medical records published online by a group of Russian hackers.

Six contestants took to the stage for heat two at the Laughterhouse Comedy club, with two more comedians having now made it through to the final

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Although remaining largely farmland until the mid 20th century, initial transport links to the area began in 1848 with the building of the Liverpool and Bury Railway through Kirkby. The East Lancashire Road (A580 road) added road connections in 1935 and industrial development was being considered prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. A Royal Ordnance filling factory – ROF Kirkby – was established in 1939 and completed in 1941. At its peak, the factory employed over 20,000 workers.

Slow traffic in Haydock on the A58 Liverpool Road Westbound between A580 East Lancashire Road (Pewfall Traffic Lights) and Boardmans Lane.

Fans have asked me why I love pop and house music. It is because I’ve always felt the pop genre is full of endless diversity and directions and paths that can be followed. I have a daily routine in which I dig through piles of music compositions, everything from classic to modern, to help myself get into the mood I need to be in to work on my own creations.

The Liverpool Echo, Trinity Mirror Merseyside’s flagship brand, is the area’s best-read newspaper including national newspapers.

The main local newspapers are the Liverpool Echo (evening) tabloids published by the Trinity Mirror group.

Historic market town on the edge of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales

A large part of our work is to work in partnership with all local agencies to ensure we provide a holistic service to all service users and young people.

Behind the Rent Strike, a 1974 documentary by Nick Broomfield documenting the 1972 14-month-long rent strike in Kirkby by 3000 social housing tenants in protest at the poor condition of housing in the town and the rent rises brought about by the Housing Finance Act 1972.

Engage Knowsley is a young person’s service providing targeted treatment to young people in the community, in any setting such as children’s centre youth clubs and schools.

“Subject leaders review teaching and progress in their subject regularly and these reviews are focused, honest and unflinching.” Ofsted 2015


The £4.7million summer signing from Mainz will replace Simon Mignolet for the EFL Cup third round tie at the iPro Stadium.

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Good morning Merseyside - I’m Ben Turner and am to mornings what Mr Greedy is to self restraint. Despite that I’ll be bringing you the news and travel between now and 2.30pm from the ECHO’s newsroom in Old Hall Street, LIVERPOOL. My talented colleagues will keep the rolling news and travel rolling until 11pm - so do stay with us. If there’s something you’ve spotted and want us to check out then tell us in our comment box or via Twitter or Facebook

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The following table shows information on the secondary schools in Kirkby.

CGL Knowsley is an integrated recovery service providing recovery services for service users in the community and Drug Intervention Programmes for those individuals who are offending.

Slow traffic on the M62 Westbound between J5 A5080 (Huyton) and J4 A5080 Bowring Park Road / Orchard (Rocket).

On the roads and not for the first time we have slow traffic on the M62 Eastbound between J9 A49 (Winwick) and J10 M6 (Croft Interchange).

Slow traffic on A565 Derby Road Southbound between A5057 Church Gardens / Church Street and A5058 Miller’s Bridge.

A TV drama about the ‘turf war’ which led to the murder of Rhys Jones is being filmed.

The British Telecom Simonswood exchange provides local telephone and ADSL internet services to the area,[64] with a number of other companies offering services through local loop unbundling.[64] Virgin Media services are also available to the town, providing television, telephone and cable internet.[64]

Kirkby Stephen Community and Council Centre is a unique and innovative establishment which has become a ‘one stop shop’ for local information, community support and access to services. Founded and managed by Kirkby Stephen Town Council, the Community and Council Centre provides information and services on behalf of all the local Councils, County, District and Town,as well as a wide range of general and local information, support and facilities.