CCTV appeal after sexual assault on bus
CCTV appeal after sexual assault on bus

CCTV appeal after sexual assault on bus

A CCTV appeal has been made by police after a 17-year-old girl was the victim of a sexual assault on a bus from Liverpool city centre to Crosby. The teenager was on the number 53 Arriva bus from Queens Square to Crosby between 3.20-3.40pm on March 18.CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing to
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Son ‘heard voices’ before killing his mum and jumping onto rail track in suicide bid

Son ‘heard voices’ before killing his mum and jumping onto rail track in suicide bid

by Tom Martin

POLICE who went to tell a Southport mum about her son’s suicide bid from a railway bridge tragically found that he had killed her.Andrew Tinton had

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Evil killer Mitchell Quy denied parole for third time

Evil killer Mitchell Quy denied parole for third time

by Tom Martin

THE father of Lynsey Quy, who was murdered in Southport in 1998, has told the Champion how it is a “huge relief” after her evil killer was denied

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Stunning new images of Marine Lake Events Centre released as consultation nears

Stunning new images of Marine Lake Events Centre released as consultation nears

by Tom Martin

STUNNING new images of the Marine Lake Events Centre have been released by Sefton Council ahead of a public consultation event set to launch on

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Mum who launched new career ‘makes unique memories’ for families

Mum who launched new career ‘makes unique memories’ for families

A MUM of two from Southport who launched a new career after having children hopes to help ‘make unique memories’ for families and to reassure mums to feel confident in their

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Former bank turned into health clinic

Former bank turned into health clinic

by Tom Martin

A FORMER bank in Bootle has been transformed into a health clinic.The closed-down RBS branch, on Merton Road, has been taken over by Align Healthcare

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Anti-knife campaigner takes her message to Parliament

Anti-knife campaigner takes her message to Parliament

by Tom Martin

A FORMBY anti-knife campaigner was invited to Parliament to speak with politicians about how a ‘bleed control kit’ can help save the life of a stab

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Restaurant earns place in prestigious national restaurant guide

Restaurant earns place in prestigious national restaurant guide

by Tom Martin

A CROSBY eatery has been added to a prestigious national restaurant guide.Mustard & Co, on College Road, was included in the list of 1,800

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Three anglers catch hefty fines for fishing without a licence

Three anglers catch hefty fines for fishing without a licence

by Tom Martin

THREE anglers fishing without a licence in Formby and Ince Blundell caught more than they bargained after they were handed combined fines of

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Squadron stages their 61st Annual Presentation Evening

Squadron stages their 61st Annual Presentation Evening

by Henry James

MAGHULL’S Royal Air Force Air Cadet Squadron, based on Moorhey Road in Maghull held their 61st Annual Presentation Evening on Friday, May 6.Despite

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Double success for newly established girls football team

Double success for newly established girls football team

by Henry James

THE Under 8’s Maghull Yellows girls football team have won two trophies in their first season – the Hightown Junior League and the Hightown Junior

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Ainsdale sand dunes to be part of wide-scale restoration work

Ainsdale sand dunes to be part of wide-scale restoration work

by Tom Martin

AINSDALE sand dunes will benefit from a wide-scale restoration project carried out by Natural England.Ainsdale sand dunes, which is a designated

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Aughton based care home unveils new IT room for ‘tech savvy’ residents

Aughton based care home unveils new IT room for ‘tech savvy’ residents

by Henry James

A CARE home in Aughton has opened its computer room for residents to help them stay connected.MHA Aughton Park on Aughton Park Drive used its amenity

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Clock Tower set to be fixed in time for Jubilee celebrations

Clock Tower set to be fixed in time for Jubilee celebrations

by Henry James

ORMSKIRK’S Clock Tower in the town centre is set to be working again in time for the Jubilee celebrations.Residents have been lobbying the authority

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Plans approved to turn former church into music studio

Plans approved to turn former church into music studio

by Tom Martin

EXCITING plans have been approved by the council to allow a former church in Crossens to be turned into a state-of-the-art recording studio, food

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Isla dresses up as the Queen to delight residents!

Isla dresses up as the Queen to delight residents!

by Tom Martin

A THREE-year-old girl dressed up as the Queen to delight elderly residents at a Formby care home!Isla Bates did her best impression of Queen

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Councillor Gagen becomes borough’s first female leader

Councillor Gagen becomes borough’s first female leader

by Henry James

COUNCILLOR Yvonne Gagen has been voted in as the first female leader of West Lancashire Borough Council.The Labour Party councillor, formerly deputy

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Youth found with craft knife near train station

Youth found with craft knife near train station

by Tom Martin

A TEENAGER was arrested by police near Southport train station for being in possession of a craft knife.The 15-year-old from Burscough was stopped by

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Supplier states gas mains in area of Tanfields, Skelmersdale are ‘sound’ and did not cause explosion which injured five people

Supplier states gas mains in area of Tanfields, Skelmersdale are ‘sound’ and did not cause explosion which injured five people

by Henry James

GAS supplier Cadent has confirmed the gas mains and service pipes in the area of the explosion in Tanfields, Skelmersdale that injured five people

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Report looking into flash floods in Skelmersdale in 2016 is published

Report looking into flash floods in Skelmersdale in 2016 is published

by Henry James

A REPORT looking into the flash floods in Skelmersdale in 2016 has identified they were caused by several defects to drainage systems on public and

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Tea and Talk event boosts mental health

Tea and Talk event boosts mental health

by Tom Martin

A ‘TEA and Talk’ event was held at New Directions’ base in Bootle to help people with their mental health.The event took place on Friday, May 13 at

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Commemorative Pier plaques will be ‘repositioned’ on new decking

Commemorative Pier plaques will be ‘repositioned’ on new decking

by Tom Martin

COMMEMORATIVE plaques on Southport Pier will form part of the new decking when it is replaced.The Champion reported last week how the council will

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Animal charity desperate for donations

Animal charity desperate for donations

by Tom Martin

STAFF and volunteers at Southport PDSA charity shop are urging animal lovers to have a clear-out and donate any unwanted items to help sick and

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Brothers cycle from France to Spain in memory of dad

Brothers cycle from France to Spain in memory of dad

by Tom Martin

TWO brothers from Southport cycled around 800 miles from northern France to Spain to raise money for charity in memory of their dad.Clayton and Blake

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Be prepared for a very different night at theatre

Be prepared for a very different night at theatre

by Henry James

RICHARD O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show it definitely a unique musical.The audience dresses up as characters from the show to come and watch it, and they

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Mum who shed 17stone earns weight loss award

Mum who shed 17stone earns weight loss award

by Tom Martin

A SOUTHPORT mum who lost an incredible 17 stone in weight has been awarded as one of the UK’s top three ‘Greatest Losers’ of Slimming World!Laura

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Lancashire Choir of the Year launches

Lancashire Choir of the Year launches

by Henry James

THE search is on to find Lancashire’s top choral singing talent as part of an exciting new competition, which launched on Wednesday, May

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Former corner shop owner passes away

Former corner shop owner passes away

by Tom Martin

A POPULAR corner shop owner who became a pillar of the Birkdale community has sadly passed away.Valerie Haynes, known fondly as Val, ran her business

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Southport named 'best place in England and Wales' for fitness lovers

Southport named 'best place in England and Wales' for fitness lovers

by Tom Martin

SOUTHPORT has been named the ‘best location for exercise lovers in England and Wales’ after a study of 112 major towns and cities.The findings, put

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Take part in first ever Great Community Climate Change Experiment

Take part in first ever Great Community Climate Change Experiment

by Henry James

TWO psychologists from Edge Hill University are launching the first-of-its-kind experiment to discover whether children are the best people to

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Three man charged with 36 separate 'high value residential burglaries'

Three man charged with 36 separate 'high value residential burglaries'

by Tom Martin

THREE men from south Sefton have been charged in connection to 36 separate “high value residential burglaries” from homes across the North West.There

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Plea to fix crumbling school after ceiling of head’s office collapsed

Plea to fix crumbling school after ceiling of head’s office collapsed

by Henry James

BILL Esterson MP has again written to the Government to request funding be made available for “crumbling” school in Lydiate after the ceiling of the

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'Rat poison' discovery in park that sparked concern turns out to be bird feed!

'Rat poison' discovery in park that sparked concern turns out to be bird feed!

by Tom Martin

CONCERNS that ‘rat poison’ was being left on the ground in a popular park in Waterloo were allayed after it was found to be bird feed!A concerned

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Company raises more than £4,000 for Rainbow Hub in Mawdesley

Company raises more than £4,000 for Rainbow Hub in Mawdesley

by Henry James

ACCESS4 Lofts has raised more than £4,500 for Rainbow Hub in Mawdesley in the past 15 months and has pledged to continue to support them for the

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