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Linnets and Skem are ready for early kick off to new league season by Tom Martin (July 2021)

BURSCOUGH and Skelmersdale United are gearing up for the 2021/22 season to kick off early with the opening round of fixtures taking place this   Read more ...

Residents urged to take part in survey on crime issues affecting their area by Tom Martin (July 2021)

RESIDENTS in West Lancashire can help shape the new Police and Crime Plan in  a county wide survey.Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden   Read more ...

Joe's Giants formed to help tackle mental health problems by Tom Martin (July 2021)

FRIENDS of an Ainsdale man who took his own life four years ago want to inspire others to look after their mental health.Joe Johnson took his own   Read more ...

Make a change for Ben campaigner thanks supporters after donations reach £8,500 by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

THE organiser of the Make a Change for Ben campaign group has thanked Southport residents after donations reached £8,500.Make a Change for Ben was   Read more ...

Bucks step in at last minute to play League One side Wigan Athletic by Tom Martin (July 2021)

BOOTLE FC has been thanked by Wigan Athletic after they stepped in at the last minute to host the League One side in a friendly.Latics boss Leam   Read more ...

Wildflower meadow trail brings colour to formerly derelict land by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A NEW ‘wildflower meadow trail’ which stretches from north Liverpool to Litherland is now in full bloom!The ten sites were created by the Head North   Read more ...

Businessman accuses council of leaving him without access to pandemic grants by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

THE chairman and director of the Firepit and Potting Shed on Lord Street has accused Sefton Council of leaving them without vital grants during the   Read more ...

Chef who worked at The Savoy launches French fine dining takeout service in Southport by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

A CHEF who started his career at on West Street in Southport before working his way up to The Savoy Hotel in London has returned to the resort to   Read more ...

Youngsters are buzzing after honey dippers donation by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

WOODEN honey dippers have been donated to a primary school in Formby to encourage children to learn about local wildlife.The team at Barratt Homes   Read more ...

Alleyways project will be a 'huge boost' for Formby, says MP by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

A PROJECT designed to rejuvenate the alleyways off Chapel Lane will be a ‘huge boost to Formby village’ according to the area’s MP.Formby councillors   Read more ...

Grot-spot alleyway returned to former glory! by Tom Martin (July 2021)

VOLUNTEERS and town councillors have given a ‘grot spot’ alleyway a much-needed tidy up.The alleyway on Mersey Avenue, which has suffered due to   Read more ...

Hundreds turn out to pay last respects to ‘beautiful and funny girl’ Semina by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

HUNDREDS of mourners turned out to pay their respects at the funeral of Semina Halliwell, described as a ‘beautiful and funny’ girl who passed away   Read more ...

Police drone images show group of youths at dangerous quarry by Tom Martin (July 2021)

POLICE have released drone footage of a group of youths who were swimming at the dangerous East  Quarry  in Appley Bridge.The Champion has    Read more ...

Southport BID invites local businesses to put themselves forward for Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2022 by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

THE chief execiutive of the Southport BID is encouraging local businesses to think about putting themselves forward for the Queen’s Award for   Read more ...

Give a hog a home! Youngsters team up with developer for new animal conservation campaign by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

YOUNGSTERS teamed up with a developer to create hedgehog awareness posters in Formby!The team ar Barratt Homes hosted a competition at Redgate   Read more ...

Three driving theory test centres nearest to W Lancs to close by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

THREE driving theory test centres near to West Lancashire are to close in a decision described as “insulting and unacceptable” by two local MPs.The   Read more ...

Customers flock to opening of new-look Southport Market by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

CUSTOMERS flocked to the new-look Southport Market after its launch on Thursday, July 22.Hundreds of Sangdrounders and tourists visited the   Read more ...

Bowler Abbie makes history at cricket club by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A YOUNG cricketer has become the first female in the history of Skelmersdale Cricket Club to take a five wicket haul in a match.Abbie Wright finished   Read more ...

Award-winning Parbold Picture House set to welcome back film lovers again by Tom Martin (July 2021)

PARBOLD Picture House is set to welcome back cinema-goers from this weekend.The independent community cinema will screen Nomadland on Sunday, August   Read more ...

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

Wasn’t it a great weekend to be alive in Sefton?I would like to begin by giving you all some SMS scam tips as we are all making full use these days   Read more ...

TRAGEDY SHOWS DANGER OF OPEN WATER SWIMMING by Tom Martin (July 2021)

PEOPLE are being urged to be aware of the dangers of open water swimming after a young man tragically died last week at Crosby beach.Five men, at   Read more ...

Council leader welcomes isolation exemptions for staff by Tom Martin (July 2021)

SEFTON Council’s leader said he hopes the local authority can “start to recover” after the government released a list of job sectors whose workers   Read more ...

Hartley shines in The Hundred by Henry James (July 2021)

FORMER Ormskirk Cricket Club player Tom Hartley put in an impressive performance for the Manchester Originals cricket side against the Oval   Read more ...

Melling development site manager receives a national award by Henry James (July 2021)

THE site manager of a Melling housing development has received a prestigious National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job award.Andy   Read more ...

BLAZE AT SCHOOL CAUSED £2MILLION WORTH OF DAMAGE by Henry James (July 2021)

CALLS are being made by West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper for all new and refurbished schools to be fitted with sprinklers after it was revealed that   Read more ...

MP pays tribute to knife crime victims by Tom Martin (July 2021)

MP Bill Esterson spoke in the House of Commons about the devastating impact of knife crime and paid tributes to four men from Crosby who have all   Read more ...

Children create posters as part of beach litter campaign by Tom Martin (July 2021)

CREATIVE schoolchildren have come up with litter posters which will be used along the Sefton coast this summer to remind visitors to keep the beach   Read more ...

Police join forces with club to offer free boxing classes to youngsters by Henry James (July 2021)

YOUNG people are to be offered free boxing classes as part of a partnership between Skelmersdale Police and Birch Green Amateur Boxing Club.The club   Read more ...

Maghull Wind Orchestra take a sad year and make it better by Henry James (July 2021)

WHEN Maghull Wind Orchestra started recording virtual performances last year, they never thought more than 12 months later they would be up to   Read more ...

Police make arrests as part of domestic abuse crackdown by Tom Martin (July 2021)

POLICE made arrests in Sefton as part of a crackdown on domestic abuse in Merseyside.Teams of local officers led by Merseyside Police’s Protecting   Read more ...

Charity helps buy two defibs for local communities by Tom Martin (July 2021)

TWO more defibrillators are now available to use for communities in south Sefton thanks to fundraising by Crosby Housing Associsation.The charity   Read more ...

Children celebrate recycling design success by Henry James (July 2021)

EARLIER in the year, West Lancashire Borough Council launched their Recycling Superhero poster competition asking primary school aged children across   Read more ...

Man jailed after breaking into home and exposing himself by Henry James (July 2021)

A MAN who broke into a home and exposed himself has been jailed.Michael Shaw entered the house in Ormskirk at around 1.15am on February 22 before he   Read more ...

Boat builders feature on TV documentary by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A BOAT building company based in Aintree made its television debut on the Channel 4 documentary series My Floating Home.Swan Boat Builders, on   Read more ...

Departing hospital chief hailed by Trust for ‘outstanding job’ by Henry James (July 2021)

CHIEf executive of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, has left her position to take up the role of chief executive at Blackpool Teaching   Read more ...

Central Square toilets will reopen ‘if tenants agree to pay for them’ by Henry James (July 2021)

PUBLIC toilets could reopen on Maghull’s Central Square if the tenants were to unanimously agree to pay for the facility.The shopping centre’s   Read more ...

Tributes paid to ‘unique comedian’ Tom O’Connor by Tom Martin (July 2021)

TRIBUTES have been paid to comedian Tom O’Connor, who went to school in Crosby, after he passed away at the age of 81.He had lived with Parkinson’s   Read more ...

Emily and Harry competing for Team GB in Tokyo by Henry James (July 2021)

THE children of West Lancashire are looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics for two very special reasons.Emily Borthwick and Harry Coppell coached   Read more ...

It’s never been easier to grab a Covid-19 jab by Tom Martin (July 2021)

DOCTORS are reminding people in Southport and Formby of the importance of being vaccinated against Covid-19, and it couldn’t be easier to grab your   Read more ...

Former post office transformed into clinic by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A FORMER post office in Blundellsands has been given a half a million pound facelift and reopened as a clinic.The post office, on Blundellsands Road   Read more ...

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