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  • Photographers snap up top prizes in competition
    Danielle Thompson
    THE Southport Photographic Society have kicked off their first open competition of the season with a wide range of subjects including sport, nature, architecture, aviation and street photography.The club won first-third places at the L&CPU Annual Individuals Competition recently, while another thre...Read More

  • New programme to find town’s social enterprise entrepreneurs
    Frank Martin
    THE School of Social Entrepreneurs North West and Well Skelmersdale have teamed up to find talent on the doorstep and help social entrepreneurs reach their full potential.The newly-launched Skelmersdale Social Innovators Start Up Programme is now welcoming applications from people with ideas for a ...Read More

  • Horse sanctuary founder receives top award
    Tom Martin
    FOUNDER of Shy Lowen Horse and Pony Rescue Sanctuary, Bernadette Langfield, has picked up her international award for animal welfare work at a ceremony in London.The Champion reported earlier this month how the 57-year-old, from Thornton, was told she was to receive the Equine Welfare Award from th...Read More

  • Floodlit park set to host annual Sporting Lights
    Tom Martin
    CORONATION Park is set to host the annual Sporting Lights event, with youngsters given a chance to enjoy a range of free and fun night-time activities.The event is held every year in the Crosby park as Sefton Council looks to offer families some floodlit games to enjoy.It's held on the same night a...Read More

  • Man arrested after drone dropped off package at prison
    Tom Martin
    A MAN has been arrested after a drone carrying a package containing mobile phones, cannabis and tobacco was flown over Walton prison.At around 12.40am on Thursday, October 19, staff at HMP Liverpool spotted a drone flying over the prison with something hanging below it.A man was then located in a n...Read More

  • Council want to fill empty homes
    Tom Martin
    LIVERPOOL City Council has launched a new initiative to bring more empty homes back into use – by introducing buyers and sellers of vacant properties.The new and free 'matchmaking service' was launched on Wednesday, October 18 as Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson aims to bring a further 3,000 new hom...Read More

  • New vans hit road for hospice charity shops
    Tom Martin
    TWO new vans have hit the road to support the running of hospice charity shops across Sefton.St Joseph's Hospice, in Thornton, have the new vehicles thanks to a part-funding agreement with Bootle-based Bank View Hire.The hospice has ten shops located across Merseyside, including Waterloo, as well a...Read More

  • Trust bags awards at Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards
    Henry James
    LANCASHIRE Care NHS Foundation Trust bagged two awards at the national, prestigious Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards ceremony which was held to celebrate positive work in mental health.The Trust’s Mood on Track Programme ran by the Psychosis and Bipolar Psychological Care Network won the ‘...Read More

  • Desperate appeal to keep ‘love-struck’ dogs together
    Danielle Thompson
    STAFF and volunteers at Freshfields Animal Rescue have made a desperate last-ditch appeal for a shared new home for two love-struck doggies after sharing their unique story.The team at the sanctuary are desperate to find a home for seven-year-old Deerhound cross Millie and long-legged cross-breed ...Read More


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