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Vaccines to be cut by a third next month
Vaccines to be cut by a third next month

Vaccines to be cut by a third next month

Covid-19 vaccine supplies in the North West will be cut by a third in February. The NHS confirmed the weekly supply will be reduced to 200,000 by the second week of the month for Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and South Cumbria. The move was due to national shortages and to
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Byng House to be turned into nursing home

Byng House to be turned into nursing home

by Tom Martin

Byng House, a former respite centre in Southport for armed forces veterans, will be converted into a nursing home after it was finally sold by the

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Living Well Sefton supports new health campaign

Living Well Sefton supports new health campaign

by Tom Martin

Local wellbeing organisation, Living Well Sefton, is supporting Public Health England’s new Better Health campaign encouraging people to work towards

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Ormskirk Street Pastors get £3,000 donation

Ormskirk Street Pastors get £3,000 donation

by Tom Martin

Ormskirk Street Pastors has been given a £3,000 donation to help their work in the community.The local group has benefited from a fund by

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Former firefighter watch manager to take on 54 mile challenge

Former firefighter watch manager to take on 54 mile challenge

by Tom Martin

A former watch manager with the fire service in Formby will take part in a 54 mile cross country march this summer to raise money for charity.Matthew

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Cancer survivor urges others to back campaign

Cancer survivor urges others to back campaign

by Tom Martin

A Southport cancer survivor is backing Cancer Research UK’s campaign for World Cancer Day and is urging people to join him by donating or wearing the

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Feedback wanted on plans to improve Ormskirk town centre

Feedback wanted on plans to improve Ormskirk town centre

by Tom Martin

Local residents have been asked for their thoughts on plans to improve Ormskirk town centre.West Lancashire Borough Council want to hear your views

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Three men jailed for murder of Robert Beattie

Three men jailed for murder of Robert Beattie

by Tom Martin

Three members of a gang who doused a man in petrol and set him ablaze in Skelmersdale have been jailed for a total of almost 60 years for his

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Police patrol buses to enforce coronavirus rules

Police patrol buses to enforce coronavirus rules

by Tom Martin

Police have been patrolling the local bus network to make sure commuters are abiding by coronavirus rules.During the recent police operation, 319

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Sharkie the police dog passes away

Sharkie the police dog passes away

by Tom Martin

A retired police dog who served under Merseyside Police and Lancashire Police has passed away.A spokesperson for Lancashire Police Dog Unit said:

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Care home residents enjoy sensory art therapy

Care home residents enjoy sensory art therapy

by Tom Martin

Residents of Birkdale Tower Lodge care home have been enjoying sensory art therapy to inspire creativity and relaxation.Staff were delighted to

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Freya runs in memory of beloved pet dog

Freya runs in memory of beloved pet dog

by Tom Martin

A youngster who was left devastated after her furry best friend passed away is raising money in his memory.Freya Procter, 11, whose family are from

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Top police boss to step down

Top police boss to step down

by Tom Martin

The Chief Constable of Merseyside Police has announced he will step down.Andy Cooke has informed Merseyside’s Police Commissioner on his intention to

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