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  • Young Southport sailor breezes through regional championship
    Ollie Cowan
    A FIFTEEN year old sailor from West Lancashire Yacht Club, Sam Cooper from Southport has been named as RYA North West Youth Champion 2017. The award is given to a young sailor who shows outstanding performance in competition.Sam's recognition follows a year in which he won the National Championship...Read More

  • The former frontman of Inspiral Carpets to perform at the E Rooms
    Henry James
    THE former frontman of the Manchester band the Inspiral Carpets is to perform at the Skelmersdale E Rooms on Saturday, April 22.It is hoped Tom Hingley will play some of the favourites from the four albums he produced with the band, which were Life, The Beast Inside, Revenge of the Goldfish and Dev...Read More

  • Duo arrested after Formby burglary
    Ollie Cowan
    TWO men have been arrested and charged following a double burglary in Formby – after they were caught by police at the scene of the second break in!An address in Coniston Road was targeted in the early hours of Thursday morning (February 23) where camera equipment and numerous credit cards were sto...Read More

  • Amendments to Tawd Valley cycle and pedestrian link are approved
    Henry James
    AMENDMENTS to plans for the Tawd Valley cycle and pedestrian link in Skelmersdale were approved by West Lancashire Council's cabinet on Wednesday, February 22.The amendments were drawn up because since the project, entitled the Barry Nolan Way in memory of the late councillor, was approved in Augus...Read More

  • Woman, 52, jailed for child cruelty
    Ollie Cowan
    A Southport woman has been jailed for fourteen years for her part in a child cruelty ring.Sandra Jones, 52, from the Promenade, was put behind bars following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court for a string of sex offences and child cruelty charges.Merseyside Police welcomed the sentencing of Jones, a...Read More

  • January benefits claimants total marginally down on previous year
    Henry James
    THE number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) and Universal Credit (UC) in West Lancashire in January was marginally down on last year.Figures published by the Office For National Statistics show that in January 2017 there were 1,275 residents receiving unemployment benefits, compared t...Read More

  • In safe hands!
    Ollie Cowan
    Just 10 years ago, the red squirrel was a common sight in North-West woodlands, parks and gardens. But In 2008, a squirrel pox outbreak wiped out 80 per cent of the red squirrel population on the Sefton Coast.However, things are looking up with red squirrels on the Sefton Coast now up to 80 per ce...Read More

  • Forensic team scour Grundy Close gardens
    Ollie Cowan
    FORENSIC officers are still scouring a house in Southport where a woman was attacked.The victim was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries after being attacked at her home on Grundy Close near Haig Avenue last week.Police were called to the hospital by concerned nursing staff after they asse...Read More

  • Hypnotherapist has written book about how to overcome anxiety
    Henry James
    A HYPNOTHERAPIST who grew up in Skelmersdale has written a book about how to overcome anxiety.Chloe Brotheridge’s book is called The Anxiety Solution: A Quieter Mind, a Calmer You and is being published by Penguin.Chloe, 30, lived in Skelmersdale until she was 18. She was born in Ormskirk hospital,...Read More

  • Police investigate unexplained death on Promenade
    Ollie Cowan
    DETECTIVES have launched a full investigation into the death of a Southport man on the promenade.The body of a man in his fifties was found at a property on the Promenade after neighbours became concerned for his safety and called the emergency services.The Fire service and paramedics were initiall...Read More

  • Colleagues take part in company's 'festive fundraiser'
    Henry James
    KIND-HEARTED colleagues at The Co-operative Bank Delf House's facility in Skelmersdale have taken part in the company's 'festive fundraiser.'The company nationally raised £50,000 for good causes in the event which pitches teams against each other in order to raise money for a variety of good causes...Read More

  • Anti-mast campiagners send out clear signal to mobile company
    Ollie Cowan
    OVER sixty people have signed a petition asking the council to reject proposals to erect a 4G telephone mast in Southport.CTIL Communications, on behalf of Vodafone and Telefonica, want to erect a 15 metre mobile phone mast on land at 32 Belmont Street – but face strong objection from at least 66 n...Read More


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