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Children show their love for care home staff and residents by Tom Martin (June 2020)

CHILDREN who have been attending school during lockdown have created their own special gift for a local care home.Pupils from St Thomas the Martyr   Read more ...

Two more arrested in connection with murder by Tom Martin (June 2020)

TWO more people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder after a teenager was stabbed and killed in Litherland in April.Officers   Read more ...

Council buildings lit up for George Floyd by Tom Martin (June 2020)

CROSBY Library and Bootle Town Hall were illuminated last night to show support for the protests following the death of unarmed black man George   Read more ...

Police appeal to find wanted man by Tom Martin (June 2020)

A MAN with links to north Liverpool is wanted by police.Gary Stanley, 31, who is originally from the Walton area, is wanted for “breach of   Read more ...

Police chiefs issue warning to be careful around open water by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

POLICE chiefs are warning West Lancs residents to be careful around open water.Lancashire Police are warning people to be responsible after the   Read more ...

Michael completes 31-day running challenge for charity by Tom Martin (June 2020)

A RUNNER from Skelmersdale has completed 10km each day across May to raise money for charity.The challenge saw Michael Dudley, 22, complete a total   Read more ...

Two groups of West Lancashire volunteers received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

NOT one but two groups of West Lancashire volunteers have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service - the highest award and the MBE for   Read more ...

New book shares the history of unknown ‘guardians of the Sefton shoreline’ by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A NEW book has been released sharing the history of unknown ‘guardians of the Sefton shoreline’ who rescued beach-goers from 1951 to 1998.In his new   Read more ...

Charity fundarisers to put their best foot foward on 500 mile walk! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

AN INTREPID group of charity supporters are set to walk 500 miles for Cystic Fibrosis Week.Inspired by the Proclaimers song, ‘I’m Gonna Be (500   Read more ...

Pupils name housing development after historic sundial by Tom Martin (June 2020)

CHILDREN who were asked to name a new housing development in Thornton have used an historic sundial as inspiration.Pupils from St William of York R C   Read more ...

Police try to put the brakes on speeding motorists by Tom Martin (June 2020)

POLICE are trying to put the brakes on speeding motorists following an increase of reports in recent weeks.Figures published on Tuesday, June 2,   Read more ...

Treat Sefton’s beaches with ‘more respect' says MP by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

CALLS are being made to treat Sefton’s beaches with ‘more respect’ after some visitors left litter, parked irresponsibly and failed to keep to social   Read more ...

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

Welcome to June, and hopefully some changes to lockdown. I am still home-working, as are many of our Sefton Citizens Advice advisors who are   Read more ...

Hospitals charity in appeal for community ambassadors by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk Hospitals Charity is looking for volunteers to join their team of community ambassadors.Charity chair Neil Masom said:   Read more ...

Two people arrested after drugs raid by Tom Martin (June 2020)

TWO people were arrested from Netherton after police raided a property and found suspected cocaine, cannabis and around £5,000 in cash.Officers   Read more ...

New process aims to ensure all health and safety worker coronavirus deaths are independently investigated by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A NEW process has been set out which aims to ensure all health and safety worker coronavirus deaths are independently investigated.Responding to West   Read more ...

Check out the very latest Life on Cars! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

WHO remembers Right Said Fred? They had a couple of hit singles in the early Nineties, but other than that I’m going to say they’ve fallen off most   Read more ...

Appeal after inflatable play equipment is stolen in Bootle by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

AN appeal has been launched after a large quantity of play equipment was stolen from a business in Bootle.Merseyside Police were contacted on   Read more ...

Ward councillors will go door-to-door to discuss shielding by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

SEFTON Council’s Area Coordinators and ward councillors are out knocking on doors across the Borough to identify people who are shielding due to   Read more ...

Litherland will play host to its first Coronavirus Mobile Test Centre this week by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

Litherland will play host to its first Coronavirus Mobile Test Centre this week – after several successful sessions in Southport and Maghull.Located   Read more ...

Support for Lancashire's care sector by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

THE level of support provided to the care sector by Lancashire County Council during the Coronavirus outbreak has been revealed for the first time.It   Read more ...

Charity help staff to send out meat hampers to families of schoolchildren by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

FOLLOWING a successful bid to Cash for Kids, the staff at a Sefton school were able to support their families throughout the half term by sending out   Read more ...

Champion delivery girl raises more than £800 for charity by taking on a ‘virtual climb of Mount Everest!’ by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A TEENAGER has raised more than £800 for charity by taking on a ‘virtual climb of Mount Everest!’Sophie Blakemore, 13, who is a Champion Newspapers   Read more ...

Sefton businesses to benefit from £244,000 slice of a new £50million European fund which aims to boost the recovery of high streets by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

BUSINESSES across Sefton will be granted a £244,000 slice of a new £50 million European fund which aims to boost the recovery of high streets.The   Read more ...

Care homes across Sefton will benefit from £2.5 million of additional funding by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

CARE homes across Sefton will benefit from £2.5 million of additional funding.Sefton Council’s Cabinet approved arrange of measure to provide the   Read more ...

Vet Nurse of the Year ‘thrilled’ to win award by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A VET nurse who splits her time between Birkdale, Formby and Maghull ‘was thrilled but shocked’ to win a national award.Claire Shepherd of Parker and   Read more ...

Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is postponed by a year due to pandemic by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

CHIEFS at Liverpool Hope University and Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre have taken the 'difficult decision' to postpone the Liverpool Hope   Read more ...

Can you walk or cycle to work? by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

PEOPLE are being urged to consider walking and cycling for regular journeys to help prevent the spread of coronavirus as lockdown restrictions begin   Read more ...

National Choir of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets perform on Britain’s Got Talent: Unseen by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

VIEWERS of Britain’s Got Talent: Unseen saw an amazing performance from the National Choir of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets at the weekend of their   Read more ...

RNLI to start patrols at Crosby Beach from tomorrow (Saturday, May 30) by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE RNLI are starting patrols on Crosby Beach from tomorrow.Recent hot weather and the easing of lockdown has led to thousands of people flocking to   Read more ...

Foodbank is given £28,000 donation as a legacy to a 'dedicated' volunteer by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SKELMERSDALE’S Trussell Trust Foodbank have been given a £28,000 donation from a bank chain to help it through the coronavirus pandemic – in memory   Read more ...

Glass maker has been showing her true colours for charity – by creating rainbow themed hearts! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A GLASS maker from Mawdesley has been showing her true colours for charity – by creating rainbow themed hearts!Julie Langan, a glass artisan whose   Read more ...

New £200million Coronavirus Community Support Fund is launched by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A NEW £200million Coronavirus Community Support Fund has been launched which is aimed at charity and community organisations.West Lancashire MP Rosie   Read more ...

Would you like to volunteer at a charity shop? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

AGE UK Lancashire are looking for more volunteers ahead of reopening their charity shops.The older people’s charity is reopening its charity shops   Read more ...

Joint appeal for members of the public to be 'sensible and respectful' at Sefton's beauty spots by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

MERSEYSIDE Police are joining forces with Sefton Council and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service to remind people to continue to be sensible and   Read more ...

Are you set to Go Wild this June? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A RECORD number of around 430,000 people are, so far, set to participate in The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild challenge which begins on Monday (June   Read more ...

A dad who set fire to a storage shed belonging to Nandos after failing to break into it has walked free from court by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A DAD who set fire to a storage shed belonging to Nandos after failing to break into it has walked free from court.The blaze deliberately started by   Read more ...

First ever ‘virtual’ English Tourism Week highlights the industry and its importance to the local economy by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE first-ever ‘virtual’ English Tourism Week has been held to highlight the industry and its importance to the local economy.West Lancashire MP   Read more ...

Help is available for domestic abuse victims by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

HELP is available for people in Lancashire who are experiencing domestic abuse and would like advice, support or just someone to talk to.  During the   Read more ...

Academic is awarded funding by the Royal Society to develop new ways of monitoring air pollution by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

AN Edge Hill academic has been awarded funding by the Royal Society to develop new ways of monitoring air pollution.Paul Aplin, Professor of   Read more ...

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