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Charity comes up with new way to make money during lockdowns by Henry James (April 2021)

THE people behind a Maghull-based charity came up with a new idea to raise money during a year of lockdowns and have collected more than £10,000 in   Read more ...

Mental health charity expands after moving into new home by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A charity that supports men in Sefton with mental health problems has expanded its services after moving into a new office.The Champion has   Read more ...

School want to buy £10,000 bus to convert into classroom by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Staff at a Southport primary school have launched a fundraiser so they can buy a bus and convert it into a unique classroom for their pupils.A   Read more ...

Police launch appeal after collision on M58 by Henry James (April 2021)

POLICE are appealing for information following a two vehicle collision on the M58 on Tuesday, April 13.At around 2.50pm police were made aware a car   Read more ...

Dad cycles 24 hours without stopping to raise funds for charity by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A Crosby dad has completed a gruelling 24-hour cycle on his online training bike to raise over £5,500 for Alzheimer’s Society.Phil Robinson, who is   Read more ...

Proposals to modify former Regal Cinema to make way for retail unit and student accommodation recommended for approval by Henry James (April 2021)

OFFICERS at West Lancashire Borough Council have recommended that proposals to modify the former Regal Cinema building in Ormskirk to make way for a   Read more ...

Puppy rescued after getting mouth stuck on garden hook by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A puppy was at the centre of a complex rescue attempt after she got her mouth caught on a garden hook in Ainsdale.The 13-week-old French bulldog,   Read more ...

Up to £30k in cash seized by police by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Police seized wads of cash totalling up to £30,000 after tracking down a suspected stolen car in Crosby.Officers were alerted to a Volkswagen   Read more ...

Care home staff and residents go to races by Henry James (April 2021)

STAFF and residents at Stocks Hall care home in Mawdesley went to the races on Thursday, April 8.They all had a wonderful afternoon enjoying betting   Read more ...

Work starts on phase two of Mersey Reach development by Henry James (April 2021)

CONSTRUCTION work has started by developer Chancerygate on phase two of its Mersey Reach urban logistics development in Aintree to deliver a further   Read more ...

Charity shop volunteer urges locals to show support by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A STALWART volunteer is urging people to help Southport’s Cancer Research UK shop get back to the business of beating cancer after restrictions were   Read more ...

Charity gets huge funding boost to expand its services by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A charity based in south Sefton which supports lonely people and young adults with disabilities has received a grant worth £187,841.The Orrell Trust,   Read more ...

Pupils and staff aiming to walk 1,000 km to support families affected by dementia by Henry James (April 2021)

PUPILS and staff at Lathom Park school in Ormskirk are aiming to walk 1,000 kms to raise awareness and to support families who are affected by   Read more ...

Reds fan wants £50k bionic arm so he can hold up his scarf at Anfield by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A Liverpool fan from Crosby who has Duchenne Muscular dystrophy wants to raise £50,000 so he can buy a bionic arm and hold a scarf above his head at   Read more ...

Ethan runs 100km to support local churches by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A seven-year-old boy from Aintree has run 100km in only six weeks to raise £1,245 for local churches in Aintree.Ethan Hollingsworth, aged seven,   Read more ...

Boy, 12, hurt in hit and run by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A 12-year-old boy needed hospital treatment after he was involved in a hit and run in Southport.The youngster, who was riding a scooter, was involved   Read more ...

Decision to close St George's Social Centre in Maghull met with dismay by MP by Henry James (April 2021)

THE decision to close St George's Social Centre in Maghull for good has been met with dismay by Bill Esterson MP.The community hub on Station Road   Read more ...

Volunteers celebrate after planting nearly 9,000 trees by Henry James (April 2021)

DURING this year’s tree planting season from November 2020 to March 2021, 8,917 trees have been planted in Maghull by volunteers. This was achieved   Read more ...

24 brownfield sites to be used for housing across Sefton by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Hundreds of new homes could be built on former brownfield land after 24 sites were identified by Sefton Council in their latest ‘Brownfield   Read more ...

Comedian shares a laugh with Crosby's famous Iron Men! by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Presenter and comedian Alan Carr was spotted on Crosby beach – and he even shared a few laughs with the Iron Men!The 44-year-old entertainer posted   Read more ...

Charity urges election candidates to protect children by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A campaign has been launched by The Children’s Society calling for candidates standing for election in the Liverpool City Region in May   Read more ...

Far-right group hold 'protest' at Scarisbrick Hotel by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Police were called to the Scarisbrick Hotel in Southport after a far-right group staged a ‘protest’ because they claim asylum seekers are staying at   Read more ...

Residents urged to remain vigilant as restrictions are eased by Henry James (April 2021)

SENIOR figures at the forefront of Lancashire's response to the Covid-19 pandemic are urging residents to remain vigilant as they enjoy their   Read more ...

Shop staff feared for their lives during armed robbery by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Two armed robbers who attacked and terrorised shop workers in a Southport convenience store have both been jailed for eight years.The terrifying   Read more ...

Family speak of heartbreak a year after unsolved murder by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A Litherland mum has shared her pain and heartbreak a year after her son was stabbed to death as police continue to investigate the unsolved   Read more ...

Decision to close Skelmersdale Barclays branch met with dismay by MP Rosie Cooper by Henry James (April 2021)

THE decision by Barclays to close their Skelmersdale branch in July has been met with dismay by West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper.The branch is found   Read more ...

Council urges parents to collect their free BookStart pack for under 5s by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Sefton Council is encouraging all parents of pre school children to contact their local library to receive a free BookStart pack.The BookStart   Read more ...

Police issue guidance on Covid regulations as lockdown measures ease by Henry James (April 2021)

LANCASHIRE Police is reminding residents it will continue to take a “common sense” and “proportionate” approach to policing Covid regulations as   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

Let’s celebrate the reopening of our shops and enjoy ourselves outside our favourite cafes and pubs. Hopefully the first stop for many of us will be   Read more ...

MP hits out at Sefton Council chief for failing to respond to her letter by Malcolm Hindle (April 2021)

SEFTON Council has been criticised by West Lancs MP Rosie Cooper who has expressed frustration at the “unresponsiveness” of the authority to her   Read more ...

Return of the Champion! by Malcolm Hindle (April 2021)

The Champion is back on the street today (Wednesday, April 14)The third national lockdown forced us to pause our publication, as it did in previous   Read more ...

Three men released under investigation after reports of drone being flown near racecourse by Henry James (April 2021)

THREE people arrested on Thursday, April 9, on suspicion of offences under the Air Navigation Order, after reports of a drone being flown near to   Read more ...

MP hits out at Sefton Council for failing to respond to her letter by Henry James (April 2021)

Neighbouring Sefton Council has been criticised by West Lancs MP Rosie Cooper who has expressed frustration at the “unresponsiveness” of the   Read more ...

Return of the Champion! by Malcolm Hindle (April 2021)

The Champion is back on the street today (Wednesday, April 14)The third national lockdown forced us to pause our publications, as it did in previous   Read more ...

Officers recommend retirement living scheme be approved despite objections from residents by Henry James (April 2021)

PROPOSALS to build a retirement living scheme of 44 residential units at the site of the former Royal British Legion on Liverpool Road South in   Read more ...

Britannia Hotels fined £80,000 after Prince of Wales guest suffered life-changing injuries in railings fall by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

A HOTEL chain has been fined £80,000 after a guest at the Prince of Wales on Lord Street suffered ‘life-changing injuries’ in a 6ft fall through   Read more ...

New manager at Formby Hall by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

THE new manager at Formby Hall plans to ‘take the helm’ as the club reopens.With an early career at the Stakis Hotel Group in his native Glasgow,   Read more ...

‘Support local businesses’ urges BID boss, as lockdown restrictions ease by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

RESIDENTS are being urged to ‘invest in their town and support local businesses’ as the first stage of lockdown easing begins.Southport BID’s chief   Read more ...

Enjoy yourselves safely, urge police chiefs by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

‘ENJOY yourselves safely’ is the latest message from police chiefs, to ‘prevent another rise in coronavirus cases.’Mersyside Police Chief Inspector   Read more ...

Maghull Radio holding event to remember Hillsborough by Henry James (April 2021)

MAGHULL Radio will be holding a Remembrance Coffee to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster.It will be held at Costa Coffee in   Read more ...

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