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Community venue ransacked by burglars by Tom Martin (August 2020)

BURGLARS ransacked a Litherland social club and caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.Two men broke into the Royal British Legion, on Orrell   Read more ...

Singer nominated for national award by Tom Martin (August 2020)

A BURSCOUGH singer who is part of an ABBA tribute act hopes to be the winner that takes it all after she was nominated for an award!Becky Casey, who   Read more ...

Philip cycles across Great Britain to raise money for charity by Tom Martin (August 2020)

AN Ormskirk cyclist took on the ultimate challenge as he travelled 1,000 miles across 14 days to raise money for charity.Philip Barton, 49, completed   Read more ...

Sefton health leaders warn against another lockdown by Tom Martin (August 2020)

SEFTON health leaders have issued a stark warning to local residents as they look to avoid local lockdown measures.Other parts of the north have been   Read more ...

October date set for return of non-league football by Tom Martin (August 2020)

NON-LEAGUE football fans can circle Saturday, October 3 in their calendars after a proposed start date for the new season was confirmed.The North   Read more ...

Trust given £1.7million to upgrade A&E facilities ahead of the winter by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk NHS Trust will receive more than £1.7million to upgrade their A&E facilities ahead of winter.It will receive £1,729,000 as   Read more ...

Chiefs at Sefton Council urge anyone concerned about their Council Tax payments to get in touch by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

AS the coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on many people’s incomes, Sefton Council chiefs are urging anyone concerned about their Council Tax   Read more ...

Visitors are asked to 'park considerately' along the Sefton coastline by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

VISITORS are asked to park considerately along the Sefton’s coastline.Sefton’s coastline is an internationally protected ‘nature reserve’ and there   Read more ...

Queenie officially opens a new estate agent on Lord Street – after they teamed up with the hospice as a fundraising partner by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

QUEENIE has officially opened a new estate agent on Lord Street – after they teamed up with the hospice as a fundraising partner.The mascot for   Read more ...

Liverpool University Foundation Trust will receive more than £1.9million to upgrade their A&E facilities ahead of winter by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

LIVERPOOL University Foundation Trust will receive more than £1.9million to upgrade their A&E facilities ahead of winter.The Trust will receive   Read more ...

Trust given £1.7million to upgrade A&E facilities ahead of the winter by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk NHS Trust will receive more than £1.7million to upgrade their A&E facilities ahead of winter.The resort’s MP Damien Moore has   Read more ...

Duo take the reins at Formby Manor care centre by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

A NEW duo will take the reins at Formby Manor after taking on the Manager and Deputy Manager roles.Debra Roose and Diane De Isaula have been   Read more ...

Behind-the-scenes tours started at animal sanctauary by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

VISITORS to an animal sanctuary in Holmeswood can now enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility.The team at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary, on   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

Well, Monday evening’s lightning show really entertained our kittens, Buddy and Holly, adopted from Southport & Ormskirk RSPCA , and they sat   Read more ...

RSPCA respond to 3,000 lockdown incidents by Tom Martin (August 2020)

THE RSPCA has revealed its key workers responded to more than 3,000 incidents during lockdown.The animal welfare charity’s frontline officers, animal   Read more ...

I find piped footy cheering weird! by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

EVERY so often when I’m flicking through channels I’ll end up watching a few minutes of lockdown football – and, sorry, footy fans, but I’m still   Read more ...

Toy sale raises money for Beirut victims by Tom Martin (August 2020)

LOCAL children from a small village in Ormskirk held their own toy sale to raise money for victims of the Beirut explosion.Felicity Hill, 6, Isabella   Read more ...

Midwife conquers the Mersey for charity! by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

A PERINATAL mental health midwife Keran Carter, who works for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, has conquered the impressive challenge of   Read more ...

Southport will to benefit from 23km of new walking and cycling routes across the Liverpool City Region by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

WORK is set to begin on 23km of new walking and cycling routes across the Liverpool City Region – including new biking routes through Southport town   Read more ...

Former Southport KGV student is Commended in the United Kingdom Songwriting Competition by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

A FORMER Southport KGV student was Commended in the United Kingdom Songwriting Competition.Lyricist and songwriter JJ Parki, 31, now lives in Spain   Read more ...

Former pupil pens book about historic school by Tom Martin (August 2020)

AN historic primary school in Blundellsands which dates back to 1855 is the focus of a new history book penned by one of its past pupils.It was in   Read more ...

Retired engineer creates 'Covid-19 game changer' in his Hightown garage by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

A  RETIRED industrial design engineer from Hightown has invented a ‘game changing’ air purifier which he says could transform the way public areas   Read more ...

Melling arts group Life President dies aged 98 by Tom Martin (August 2020)

A FORMER teacher from Maghull and president of a local arts group has passed away at the age of 98.Doreen Kenyon taught hundreds of local children   Read more ...

Accidentally 'unadopted'' planter is set to be neatened up by Sefton Council after becoming an ‘eyesore and a grot spot’ by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

AN accidentally ‘unadopted’ planter is set to be neatened up by Sefton Council after becoming an ‘eyesore and a grot spot.’Champion reader Hazel Gee   Read more ...

Council chiefs warn ‘it’s a critical time for borough’ in desperate bid to avoid further lockdown measures by Tom Martin (August 2020)

RESIDENTS in Ormskirk and Skelmersdale have been warned “it’s a critical time for the borough” as coronavirus cases  rise in other parts of the   Read more ...

Police plea for information after man’s death in Wigan by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

CCTV images have been released of four males police want to speak to after a man was kicked to death in the grounds of a parish church in   Read more ...

Man and woman from Birkdale arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

A MAN and woman from Shaws Road in Birkdale have been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.As part of Operation   Read more ...

Southport Lifeboat launches safety call by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

‘IT’S Behind You’ – that’s the message from Southport Lifeboat, who have launched a new beach safety campaign helping members of the public to stay   Read more ...

Calls to reduce ‘five week waiting time’ to get first Universal Credit payment by Tom Martin (August 2020)

A COUNTY councillor from Skelmersdale wants to reduce the “five week waiting time” for applications to Universal Credit to help those losing their   Read more ...

MotorFest is cancelled to ‘help keep residents safe’ despite changes to format by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

THE tenth annual Ormskirk MotorFest has been cancelled, despite the organisers taking extra safety steps in a bid to keep it going ahead.West Lancs   Read more ...

County Council wants community swabbers for its Covid-19 test and trace programme by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

CHIEFS at Lancashire County Council are recruiting people to help with their Covid-19 test and trace programme.They are looking for ‘community   Read more ...

Volunteers get Mayoral visit! by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

THE Mayor of West Lancashire, Councillor Terence Aldridge, has met with the Ormskirk Ambassadors to thank them for their hard work and services to   Read more ...

Mum raises awareness of fetal movement awareness charity after nearly losing her daughter by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

A MUM of three who had to have an emergency c-section when her baby stopped moving in the womb is campaigning to raise awareness of importance of   Read more ...

Junk food-loving family transform their lives after taking part on TV show by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

A SOUTHPORt family transformed their health and finances after taking part on a TV show called ‘Eat, Shop, Save’.Sergio and Fatima Paiva live   Read more ...

Company steps in to help local families by Tom Martin (August 2020)

AN Aintree firm has been thanked for the part they played in supplying more than 1,000 families with donations of essential baby items.The delivery   Read more ...

Skem Library opening hours are extended by Tom Martin (August 2020)

SKELMERSDALE Library opening hours are set to be extended so it will now be open for a period in the afternoon.At the moment, it is only open from   Read more ...

Play areas finally reopened by Sefton Council by Tom Martin (August 2020)

SEFTON Council has finally reopened its play areas following complaints from local parents.Families will be limited to half an hour slots and parents   Read more ...

Support Plaza, plea! by Tom Martin (August 2020)

FILM fans have been urged to support the Plaza Cinema after their first week back open was described by concerned staff as ‘very quiet.’Locals have   Read more ...

Rainbow Hub comes up with colourful fundraising idea! by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

RAINBOW Hub has set up a new art challenge on Facebook to encourage people to help raise funds for the Mawdesley based charity.Rainbow Hub supports   Read more ...

Police force recognised for their support to Defence and the wider Armed Forces community by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

MERSEYSIDE Police is one of 36 organisations from across the North West to have been awarded Silver under the Ministry of Defence Employer   Read more ...

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