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Bootle Latest News

Police still appealing for information to find missing woman by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Police are still appealing to find a 23 year-old woman who is missing from home in Bootle.Caitlin Baxendale was last seen in St Philips Avenue at   Read more ...

Police appeal after man hit by car in Bootle by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a man was hit by a car in the Bootle area yesterday afternoon. At around 2.20pm on Thursday 14th   Read more ...

Hugh Baird College Chair of the Board awarded MBE by Tom Martin (January 2021)

CHAIR of the Hugh Baird College Board, David Crosby, who is a former student, has been awarded with an MBE in The New Year Honours list for his   Read more ...

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

I hope that everyone enjoyed this difficult Christmas time. We did, despite the power outage in PR8 on Christmas Day morning that led to a late   Read more ...

So long, Ssangyong! by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

GOODBYE, Ssangyong – and thanks for all the cars? Unless something dramatic happens between the time of writing this and the moment The Champion pops   Read more ...

So long, Ssangyong! by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

GOODBYE, Ssangyong – and thanks for all the cars? Unless something dramatic happens between the time of writing this and the moment The Champion pops   Read more ...

Alcoholic launches campaign to have 'pop up' alcohol stands banned from supermarkets by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

AN ALCOHOLIC from Merseyside has launched a petition to see supermarkets banned from using ‘pop up stands’ to market alcohol.Michael Quinn, 27, said:   Read more ...

Suicide prevention charity offers Christmas advice by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

LOCAL men, Alan and Ian, have joined others across Merseyside to bravely shared their stories of their struggles with mental health and suicidal   Read more ...

Force launches annual drink and drug driving campaign by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

Merseyside Police have launched their  annual Christmas drink and drug driving campaign, reminding motorists that drink or drug driving shatters   Read more ...

What do Picasso, VW Beetles and Ford have in common? by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

WHAT do Ford’s original C-MAX, Volkswagen’s Nineties rebirth of the Beetle, and Citroen’s Xsara Picasso have in common? If you’ve sussed it than   Read more ...

Food donations scheme is extended to New Year's Eve by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

TEAMS at Aldi stores across Merseyside are building on the supermarket’s successful festive food donations programme this year by donating meals on   Read more ...

Fire chiefs urge safety after five house fires in Merseyside over just one week by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

CHIEFS at Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) are urging people to take extra care when using candles after five house fires in one week caused   Read more ...

StayAlive campaign promotes suicide prevention ‘app’ by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

A MERSEYSIDE resident  has  shared his story  about suicidal thoughts as part of a campaign to promote the suicide prevention app StayAlive. Ben   Read more ...

Have you seen this man? by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

HAVE you seen this man? Detectives investigating drug offences in Sefton would like to speak to Brendan Gillam, 24, in connection with an ongoing   Read more ...

Force launches annual Christmas drink and drug driving campaign by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

 Merseyside Police have launched their  annual Christmas drink and drug driving campaign, reminding motorists that drink or drug driving shatters   Read more ...

Merseyrail increases services after second lockdown ends by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

Following the Government’s announcement that the Liverpool City Region will be placed in Tier 2 restrictions from this Tuesday (December 2)   Read more ...

Fifty blocks of cannabis seized and £100k in cash recovered after vehicle stop check on Brooms Cross Road by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

OFFICERS have arrested three people for drugs offences and money laundering after 50 blocks of cannabis resin and around £110k in cash were recovered   Read more ...

Check out the Bootle Bubble Up! by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WOULD you like to take part in the Bootle Bubble Up?This is a free programme of work starting in December for Year 11 to Year 13 pupils, supported by   Read more ...

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

I HOPE you are all keeping welldespite the problems caused by the lockdown. This week, Citizens Advice is running a national Consumer Week project at   Read more ...

Melling volunteers' inspirational work is praised by Sefton Central MP by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE inspirational work of a chef and pub owner has been praised by his MP after he cooked up a groundbreaking scheme to help vulnerable people   Read more ...

Knife crime week comes to a close with multiple arrets and weapon seizures by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

OFFICERS across the country came together to tackle knife crime – with 60 dangerous weapons seized aross Merseyside. Operation Sceptre runs twice a   Read more ...

Two men arrested following cocaine recovery in HGV by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

TWO men have been arrested for drugs offences after a HGV lorry was stopped on Princess Way, Seaforth and found with 5kg of cocaine on board.The   Read more ...

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

Hope you are all keeping well despite the problems caused by the lockdown etc.  This week Citizens Advice is running National Consumer Week which   Read more ...

Housebuilder boosts South Sefton Foodbank during the pandemic by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

BARRATT Homes North West has donated £250 to South Sefton Foodbank to help keep the organisation running throughout the pandemic. The developer, who   Read more ...

Liverpool County FA has confirmed that its chief executive officer Dave Pugh will leave his role in January by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

BY CONNOR O’NEILL The Liverpool County FA has confirmed that its chief executive officer Dave Pugh will leave his role in January. Pugh has been in   Read more ...

Fire service calls on public to make fire safety a priority this winter by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service chiefs are urging people to make fire safety a priority this winter.The team at MFRS attended 350 accidental fires   Read more ...

Did you see fatal road traffic collision in Bootle? by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

Officers from Merseyside Police’s Roads Policing Unit are issuing a further appeal for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Bootle   Read more ...

Check out the latest Life on Cars column! by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

I MUST be going slightly loopy with all the lockdown rules. In the past six months I’ve been to a single car show – and I ended up being far more   Read more ...

Sean’s Place given funds for 75 group support sessions by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE founder of Sean’s Place has welcomed a donation to fund ‘much-needed group sessions’ at its centre in Sefton.Sean’s Place on Hertford Road in   Read more ...

StayAlive campaign promotes suicide prevention ‘app’ by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A MERSEYSIDE resident  has  shared his story  about suicidal thoughts as part of a campaign to promote the suicide prevention app StayAlive. Ben   Read more ...

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service scoops prestigious Spirit of Fire Award for charity fundraising by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service’s Charity Committee has won a prestigious Spirit of Fire Award at a virtual ceremony held by The Fire Fighters   Read more ...

Tiny cars given biggest burdens! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SUZUKI has been - and apologies for the appalling pun - swift to keep its cars on the right side of tighter emissions rules. The way the latest EU   Read more ...

Tiny cars given biggest burdens! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SUZUKI has been - and apologies for the appalling pun - swift to keep its cars on the right side of tighter emissions rules. The way the latest EU   Read more ...

Is this a car - or a bad spell? by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

AZNOM PALLADIUM! It sounds like a bad spell that Harry Potter’s dreamt up after a hard all-nighter at Hogwarts, but in fact it’s the least   Read more ...

Is it a car or a bad spell? by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

AZNOM PALLADIUM! It sounds like a bad spell that Harry Potter’s dreamt up after a hard all-nighter at Hogwarts, but in fact it’s the least   Read more ...

Bootle FC reopens Berry Street Garage Stadium by Tom Martin (October 2020)

BOOTLE FC has reopened its Berry Street Garage Stadium and the first team have been able to start their season after the club shut down for two   Read more ...

Ottoh the police dog praised for sniffing out runaway man by Tom Martin (October 2020)

A POLICE dog has been praised as a good boy after sniffing out a wanted man who was hiding in a garden in Netherton.The police dog, named Ottoh, was   Read more ...

Elderly dog found abandoned in park by Tom Martin (October 2020)

THE RSPCA has launched an investigation after an elderly dog was left abandoned next to a park bench in Netherton.The friendly tan and black   Read more ...

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

This week I would like to introduce you all to a campaign being run through October in conjunction with Action Fraud. Its called #LoveNotLies, and    Read more ...

Tesla boss Elon Musk isn’t behind cartoonish plot to take over world by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SEAN Connery needn’t go sneaking around any hollowed-out volcanoes. The boss of Tesla isn’t behind some cartoonish plot to take over the world – but   Read more ...

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