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Former bank turned into health clinic

Former bank turned into health clinic by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A FORMER bank in Bootle has been transformed into a health clinic.The closed-down RBS branch, on Merton Road, has been taken over by Align Healthcare   Read more ...

Anti-knife campaigner takes her message to Parliament

Anti-knife campaigner takes her message to Parliament by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A FORMBY anti-knife campaigner was invited to Parliament to speak with politicians about how a ‘bleed control kit’ can help save the life of a stab   Read more ...

Restaurant earns place in prestigious national restaurant guide

Restaurant earns place in prestigious national restaurant guide by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A CROSBY eatery has been added to a prestigious national restaurant guide.Mustard & Co, on College Road, was included in the list of 1,800   Read more ...

Three anglers catch hefty fines for fishing without a licence

Three anglers catch hefty fines for fishing without a licence by Tom Martin (May 2022)

THREE anglers fishing without a licence in Formby and Ince Blundell caught more than they bargained after they were handed combined fines of   Read more ...

Stunning new images of Marine Lake Events Centre released as consultation nears

Stunning new images of Marine Lake Events Centre released as consultation nears by Tom Martin (May 2022)

STUNNING new images of the Marine Lake Events Centre have been released by Sefton Council ahead of a public consultation event set to launch on   Read more ...

Squadron stages their 61st Annual Presentation Evening

Squadron stages their 61st Annual Presentation Evening by Henry James (May 2022)

MAGHULL’S Royal Air Force Air Cadet Squadron, based on Moorhey Road in Maghull held their 61st Annual Presentation Evening on Friday, May 6.Despite   Read more ...

Double success for newly established girls football team

Double success for newly established girls football team by Henry James (May 2022)

THE Under 8’s Maghull Yellows girls football team have won two trophies in their first season – the Hightown Junior League and the Hightown Junior   Read more ...

Ainsdale sand dunes to be part of wide-scale restoration work

Ainsdale sand dunes to be part of wide-scale restoration work by Tom Martin (May 2022)

AINSDALE sand dunes will benefit from a wide-scale restoration project carried out by Natural England.Ainsdale sand dunes, which is a designated   Read more ...

Aughton based care home unveils new IT room for ‘tech savvy’ residents

Aughton based care home unveils new IT room for ‘tech savvy’ residents by Henry James (May 2022)

A CARE home in Aughton has opened its computer room for residents to help them stay connected.MHA Aughton Park on Aughton Park Drive used its amenity   Read more ...

Clock Tower set to be fixed in time for Jubilee celebrations

Clock Tower set to be fixed in time for Jubilee celebrations by Henry James (May 2022)

ORMSKIRK’S Clock Tower in the town centre is set to be working again in time for the Jubilee celebrations.Residents have been lobbying the authority   Read more ...

Plans approved to turn former church into music studio

Plans approved to turn former church into music studio by Tom Martin (May 2022)

EXCITING plans have been approved by the council to allow a former church in Crossens to be turned into a state-of-the-art recording studio, food   Read more ...

Isla dresses up as the Queen to delight residents!

Isla dresses up as the Queen to delight residents! by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A THREE-year-old girl dressed up as the Queen to delight elderly residents at a Formby care home!Isla Bates did her best impression of Queen   Read more ...

Councillor Gagen becomes borough’s first female leader

Councillor Gagen becomes borough’s first female leader by Henry James (May 2022)

COUNCILLOR Yvonne Gagen has been voted in as the first female leader of West Lancashire Borough Council.The Labour Party councillor, formerly deputy   Read more ...

Son ‘heard voices’ before killing his mum and jumping onto rail track in suicide bid

Son ‘heard voices’ before killing his mum and jumping onto rail track in suicide bid by Tom Martin (May 2022)

POLICE who went to tell a Southport mum about her son’s suicide bid from a railway bridge tragically found that he had killed her.Andrew Tinton had   Read more ...

Youth found with craft knife near train station

Youth found with craft knife near train station by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A TEENAGER was arrested by police near Southport train station for being in possession of a craft knife.The 15-year-old from Burscough was stopped by   Read more ...

Evil killer Mitchell Quy denied parole for third time

Evil killer Mitchell Quy denied parole for third time by Tom Martin (May 2022)

THE father of Lynsey Quy, who was murdered in Southport in 1998, has told the Champion how it is a “huge relief” after her evil killer was denied   Read more ...

Supplier states gas mains in area of Tanfields, Skelmersdale are ‘sound’ and did not cause explosion which injured five people

Supplier states gas mains in area of Tanfields, Skelmersdale are ‘sound’ and did not cause explosion which injured five people by Henry James (May 2022)

GAS supplier Cadent has confirmed the gas mains and service pipes in the area of the explosion in Tanfields, Skelmersdale that injured five people   Read more ...

Report looking into flash floods in Skelmersdale in 2016 is published

Report looking into flash floods in Skelmersdale in 2016 is published by Henry James (May 2022)

A REPORT looking into the flash floods in Skelmersdale in 2016 has identified they were caused by several defects to drainage systems on public and   Read more ...

Tea and Talk event boosts mental health

Tea and Talk event boosts mental health by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A ‘TEA and Talk’ event was held at New Directions’ base in Bootle to help people with their mental health.The event took place on Friday, May 13 at   Read more ...

Commemorative Pier plaques will be ‘repositioned’ on new decking

Commemorative Pier plaques will be ‘repositioned’ on new decking by Tom Martin (May 2022)

COMMEMORATIVE plaques on Southport Pier will form part of the new decking when it is replaced.The Champion reported last week how the council will   Read more ...

Anti-theft trolleys to be rolled out at Lidl store

Anti-theft trolleys to be rolled out at Lidl store by Henry James (May 2022)

ANTI-THEFT trolleys will be rolled out to Lidl’s new supermarket store in Skelmersdale. West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper recently wrote to both Lidl   Read more ...

Animal charity desperate for donations

Animal charity desperate for donations by Tom Martin (May 2022)

STAFF and volunteers at Southport PDSA charity shop are urging animal lovers to have a clear-out and donate any unwanted items to help sick and   Read more ...

Brothers cycle from France to Spain in memory of dad

Brothers cycle from France to Spain in memory of dad by Tom Martin (May 2022)

TWO brothers from Southport cycled around 800 miles from northern France to Spain to raise money for charity in memory of their dad.Clayton and Blake   Read more ...

Be prepared for a very different night at theatre

Be prepared for a very different night at theatre by Henry James (May 2022)

RICHARD O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show it definitely a unique musical.The audience dresses up as characters from the show to come and watch it, and they   Read more ...

Mum who shed 17stone earns weight loss award

Mum who shed 17stone earns weight loss award by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A SOUTHPORT mum who lost an incredible 17 stone in weight has been awarded as one of the UK’s top three ‘Greatest Losers’ of Slimming World!Laura   Read more ...

Lancashire Choir of the Year launches

Lancashire Choir of the Year launches by Henry James (May 2022)

THE search is on to find Lancashire’s top choral singing talent as part of an exciting new competition, which launched on Wednesday, May   Read more ...

Former corner shop owner passes away

Former corner shop owner passes away by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A POPULAR corner shop owner who became a pillar of the Birkdale community has sadly passed away.Valerie Haynes, known fondly as Val, ran her business   Read more ...

Southport named 'best place in England and Wales' for fitness lovers

Southport named 'best place in England and Wales' for fitness lovers by Tom Martin (May 2022)

SOUTHPORT has been named the ‘best location for exercise lovers in England and Wales’ after a study of 112 major towns and cities.The findings, put   Read more ...

Take part in first ever Great Community Climate Change Experiment

Take part in first ever Great Community Climate Change Experiment by Henry James (May 2022)

TWO psychologists from Edge Hill University are launching the first-of-its-kind experiment to discover whether children are the best people to   Read more ...

Three man charged with 36 separate 'high value residential burglaries'

Three man charged with 36 separate 'high value residential burglaries' by Tom Martin (May 2022)

THREE men from south Sefton have been charged in connection to 36 separate “high value residential burglaries” from homes across the North West.There   Read more ...

Plea to fix crumbling school after ceiling of head’s office collapsed

Plea to fix crumbling school after ceiling of head’s office collapsed by Henry James (May 2022)

BILL Esterson MP has again written to the Government to request funding be made available for “crumbling” school in Lydiate after the ceiling of the   Read more ...

'Rat poison' discovery in park that sparked concern turns out to be bird feed!

'Rat poison' discovery in park that sparked concern turns out to be bird feed! by Tom Martin (May 2022)

CONCERNS that ‘rat poison’ was being left on the ground in a popular park in Waterloo were allayed after it was found to be bird feed!A concerned   Read more ...

Company raises more than £4,000 for Rainbow Hub in Mawdesley

Company raises more than £4,000 for Rainbow Hub in Mawdesley by Henry James (May 2022)

ACCESS4 Lofts has raised more than £4,500 for Rainbow Hub in Mawdesley in the past 15 months and has pledged to continue to support them for the   Read more ...

Locals invited on free bowls course

Locals invited on free bowls course by Tom Martin (May 2022)

SOUTHPORT residents have been urged to get more active by trying a free beginners course in bowls.‘Bowl for Health’ is a six to eight week programme   Read more ...

Five people injured after explosion at block of flats in Skelmersdale

Five people injured after explosion at block of flats in Skelmersdale by Henry James (May 2022)

AN EXPLOSION has blown apart a block of flats in Skelmersdale causing injury to five people.The emergency services were called to Tanfields just   Read more ...

Grants on offer to help run children’s events during summer months

Grants on offer to help run children’s events during summer months by Tom Martin (May 2022)

SEFTON community groups and organisations have been invited to apply for a slice of a £100,000 fund to help run “safe, engaging activities for young   Read more ...

CCTV appeal after sexual assault on bus

CCTV appeal after sexual assault on bus by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A CCTV appeal has been made by police after a 17-year-old girl was the victim of a sexual assault on a bus from Liverpool city centre to Crosby. The   Read more ...

Car recovered after spate of Ford vehicle thefts in Hillside

Car recovered after spate of Ford vehicle thefts in Hillside by Tom Martin (May 2022)

POLICE who are investigating a spate of recent vehicle thefts in the Southport area have managed to recover a stolen car found in Croxteth.The   Read more ...

Police visit resort stores to offer advice on how to help stop retail thefts

Police visit resort stores to offer advice on how to help stop retail thefts by Tom Martin (May 2022)

POLICE visited businesses in the resort to give advice on how to prevent retail theft.Constable Nelson-Verrechia went to Ocean Plaza and Central 12   Read more ...

Locals asked to report catalytic converter thefts

Locals asked to report catalytic converter thefts by Tom Martin (May 2022)

POLICE are asking local residents to report any suspicious behaviour around parked cars following recent reports of catalytic converter thefts in   Read more ...

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