£1.2m football hub scrapped after backlash from residents
£1.2m football hub scrapped after backlash from residents

£1.2m football hub scrapped after backlash from residents

CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after controversial plans to build a £1.2million football hub in Orrell Mount park were scrapped by Sefton Council.The decision comes after the results of a two-month consultation were made public on Monday, August 8, which showed 49% of 1,000 people who responded were
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Halsall man, who suffered a cardiac arrest, says paramedic and his wife ‘helped save my life’

Halsall man, who suffered a cardiac arrest, says paramedic and his wife ‘helped save my life’

by Henry James

A HALSALL man has praised ambulance crews and his quick-thinking wife for saving his life after he suffered a cardiac arrest.On the morning of March

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Opening of new bus station in Ormskirk delayed because of nesting birds

Opening of new bus station in Ormskirk delayed because of nesting birds

by Henry James

NESTING birds have caused a six week delay to the opening of the new Ormskirk bus station.The £3.4m Ormskirk Eastern Gateway Project - described as

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Youths armed with golf clubs and basement bats in Birkdale

Youths armed with golf clubs and basement bats in Birkdale

by Tom Martin

A GANG of young yobs armed with golf clubs, baseball bats and metal bars sparked concern from local residents after they were seen roaming the

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Bus strike having a massive impact on Skelmersdale’s residents

Bus strike having a massive impact on Skelmersdale’s residents

by Henry James

SKELMERSDALE residents continue to be left with few transport options as the Arriva North West bus strike continues.Since July, Arriva North West has

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Warning over bogus officer trying to scam residents

Warning over bogus officer trying to scam residents

by Tom Martin

SEFTON residents are being warned of a new scam circulating where the fraudster is posing as a police officer to try and trick people and obtain

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Businesses are urged to apply for Covid relief fund

Businesses are urged to apply for Covid relief fund

by Tom Martin

SEFTON businesses have been urged by the Council to apply to the latest round of the Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund by the end of this month.To

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Volunteers flying the flag for Southport!

Volunteers flying the flag for Southport!

by Tom Martin

MORE community groups and park volunteers in Southport are celebrating Green Flag successes!After the Champion reported last week how Friends of

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MP welcomes boost to police officer numbers

MP welcomes boost to police officer numbers

by Tom Martin

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore claims a government pledge to recruit 20,000 additional officers by March 2023 is “well on track.”According to figures, 70%

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Cost of living crisis increases its grip on country, MP Bill Esterson warns

Cost of living crisis increases its grip on country, MP Bill Esterson warns

by Henry James

THE cost of living just got more costly for the people of Sefton, warns Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson.On Thursday the Bank of England’s Monetary

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John McCormick takes over as President of The Rotary Club of Ormskirk

John McCormick takes over as President of The Rotary Club of Ormskirk

by Henry James

IT’S been a busy start to the Rotary year for The Rotary Club of Ormskirk.John McCormick took over as President of the Club from from Phil Lee with

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Fears eased over threat to town’s city bus link

Fears eased over threat to town’s city bus link

by Henry James

A decision by Liverpool City Region transport chiefs and Arriva not to reduce the 310 bus service between Skelmersdale and Liverpool to one every

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DERELICT CHURCH TO BE TURNED INTO FLATS

DERELICT CHURCH TO BE TURNED INTO FLATS

by Tom Martin

A DERELICT former church in Waterloo, which has been blighted by vandals and fly-tipping since it closed 15 years ago, could be turned into

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Show garden lands top prize

Show garden lands top prize

by Tom Martin

A SHOW garden created by a group of green-fingered residents from Bootle, landed a top prize at RHS Tatton.Judges awarded the ‘Could Car Less’ show

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Beatles tribute act become youngest band to get a residency at the Cavern

Beatles tribute act become youngest band to get a residency at the Cavern

by Tom Martin

 A YOUNG Beatles tribute act with two members from Crosby are making waves in the music scene and are already performing regularly at the famous

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Globe-trotting sales director pens autobiography

Globe-trotting sales director pens autobiography

by Tom Martin

A MINER’S son who became a globe-trotting sales director has penned a book about his fascinating life – and how he became good friends with Sir Ken

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Water firm slammed by wife of disabled man for lack of help over ‘dry weekend’

Water firm slammed by wife of disabled man for lack of help over ‘dry weekend’

by Tom Martin

HOUSEHOLDS who recently went a weekend without running water have received compensation from United Utilities - but the company has come under

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Call to refurb historic Queen Victoria statue

Call to refurb historic Queen Victoria statue

by Tom Martin

CALLS are being made for  the historic statue of Queen Victoria in Southport town centre to be given a revamp after it was described as “looking a

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Borough takes part in slavery globe project

Borough takes part in slavery globe project

by Tom Martin

A ground-breaking art education project will see globes placed across the borough to highlight slavery.The World Reimagine project is a national

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Woman, 35, arrested for ‘outraging public decency’

Woman, 35, arrested for ‘outraging public decency’

by Tom Martin

A BOOTLE woman was charged with outraging public decency. after several videos were  widely shared on social media showing two people having sex

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Investigatory works to begin for new Marine Lake Events Centre

Investigatory works to begin for new Marine Lake Events Centre

by Tom Martin

INVESTIGATORY works are set to begin at the site of the new Marine Lake Events Centre.Letters have been sent to local residents to inform them that

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Inflatable theme park opens up in high school

Inflatable theme park opens up in high school

by Tom Martin

A POP-UP inflatable theme park has been set-up inside Stanley High School to offer children a chance to enjoy inflatable assault courses, ball pools,

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Writers’ Circle to host literary festival

Writers’ Circle to host literary festival

by Tom Martin

TO celebrate 50 years of encouraging the written and spoken word, Southport Writers’ Circle are hosting a literary festival, open for all to come

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MP Rosie Cooper offers support so social care workers

MP Rosie Cooper offers support so social care workers

by Tom Martin

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has reinforced her support for social care workforce funding, by signing up to stand with carers demanding continued

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Para-athlete dreams of competing in Commonwealth Games

Para-athlete dreams of competing in Commonwealth Games

by Tom Martin

A YOUNG para-athlete has been inspired by the Commonwealth Games and said that “one day I want to be in their shoes.”Amy Thompson, 15, who studies at

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Maps for 'dog friendly walking routes' installed at Crosby Coastal Park

Maps for 'dog friendly walking routes' installed at Crosby Coastal Park

by Tom Martin

NEW maps showing ‘dog-friendly walking routes’ have been installed at Crosby Coastal Park.The signs also show the locations of poo bins, which is

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Play area opens as part of park revamp

Play area opens as part of park revamp

by Tom Martin

A NEGLECTED park in Thornton has been transformed with the arrival of a new children’s play area, as well as new bins, paths, benches and trees.The

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‘Planet Protectors’ clean up the streets!

‘Planet Protectors’ clean up the streets!

by Tom Martin

A TEAM of dedicated ‘Planet Protectors’ have begun the first stage of a huge clean up operation in the Church Ward area of Seaforth.The clean up

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Man jailed for two knife-point robberies at same corner shop

Man jailed for two knife-point robberies at same corner shop

by Tom Martin

A MAN has been jailed for two terrifying knife-point robberies which he carried out at the same shop in Bootle earlier this year.Peter Bennett, aged

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Work on new Waterstones shop in Chapel Street underway

Work on new Waterstones shop in Chapel Street underway

by Tom Martin

WORK is underway at the home of Waterstones’ new branch on Chapel Street, ahead of an opening date later this month.The bookshop is set to depart its

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Ukrainian couple who fled war start business in Southport

Ukrainian couple who fled war start business in Southport

by Tom Martin

A YOUNG couple who lost everything when bombs began to fall on Ukraine have set up a new business in Southport. Anastasia Kozmina and boyfriend

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Pub ‘flourishing’ after fears it would be turned into flats

Pub ‘flourishing’ after fears it would be turned into flats

by Tom Martin

A POPULAR pub which was nearly lost forever when plans were revealed in 2019 to turn it into flats, is now flourishing a year after reopening,The

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‘Respect our beaches’ plea as more visitors flock to coast

‘Respect our beaches’ plea as more visitors flock to coast

by Tom Martin

A NUMBER of organisations have joined forced to spread the word on the dos and dont’s of visiting Sefton’s beaches.The joint action by Sefton Coast

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