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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 ...

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 ...

Remember when Ford claimed Capri Injection would be fast as lightning? by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

REMEMBER when Ford proudly boasted that its Capri Injection would go like lightning? You wouldn’t get away with it today – but then even the sound of   Read more ...

Remember when Ford claimed Capri Injection would be fast as lightning? by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

REMEMBER when Ford proudly boasted that its Capri Injection would go like lightning? You wouldn’t get away with it today – but then even the sound of   Read more ...

Check out this week's Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

The weekend sunshine has been very enjoyable and it’s good to see Southport busy again. Unfortunately the fine weather also encourages the   Read more ...

Code-cracking war hero grandad inspired Ed’s charity challenge by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

A CODE-CRACKING hero who sent vital information to British agents working behind enemy lines during the Second World War has inspired his grandson   Read more ...

Forgive me for feeling fobbed off about the Ormskirk MotorFest by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

A LITTLE bit of Monaco in a Lancashire market town. That was the selling point of the very first Ormskirk MotorFest, way back in 2011 – and I’m   Read more ...

65-year-old sexually assaulted in his car by woman in Formby who steals his valuable Rolex watch by Henry James (July 2021)

A 65-YEAR-OLD man was sexually assaulted in Formby by a woman who climbed into his car and then stole his rare Rolex Submariner watch valued at   Read more ...

‘Dangerous’ path lit up by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A PUBLIC footpath in Formby, which locals claim was ‘dark and dangerous’ has been lit up thanks to new lamp posts.Councillors Nina Killen and Catie   Read more ...

Logical way forward for best selling sports car? by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

NOT since Bob Dylan switched his instruments in the mid-Sixties has anything going electric generated as much fevered chatter – albeit in angry   Read more ...

Logical way forward for best selling sports car? by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

NOT since Bob Dylan switched his instruments in the mid-Sixties has anything going electric generated as much fevered chatter – albeit in angry   Read more ...

Logical way forward for the world’s best selling sports car..? by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

NOT since Bob Dylan switched his instruments in the mid-Sixties has anything going electric generated as much fevered chatter – albeit in angry   Read more ...

Fundraiser revving up to be a classic! by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

THE team at Southport Auto Centre are to stage a classic car and motorbike-themed fundraising event for charity in July.The event will be held from   Read more ...

MP believes £50m furlough bill for businesses is ‘absurd’ by Henry James (June 2021)

MP Bill Esterson has commented on the new analysis by the Labour Party which has revealed the £50m bill Ministers are forcing struggling businesses   Read more ...

Would you like a mask - and matching bandana for your dog? by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

THE team at Formby Rotary are offering face coverings for you – and a matching bandana for your doggie!These are available at Animal World and Formby   Read more ...

...‘Southport Classic and Speed’ event will show range of veteran, vintage, classic and modern cars by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

SOUTHPORT’S record-breaking motor sporting heritage will be celebrated with a free event on the town’s Victoria Park on Sunday, October 10.The   Read more ...

What’s your fastest speed? by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

WHAT’S the fastest you’ve ever driven? 90mph? 100mph? Maybe a little more?  My own highest speed is 136mph, served up in the safe surroundings of a   Read more ...

Fears deadly squirrel pox is back in Formby by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

FORMBY residents who live by the red squirrel reserve, along with visitors to the Pinewoods, are being urged to report any sightings of dead red   Read more ...

Housebuilder gives schoolchildren help with their reading by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

CHIEFS at a Merseyside housebuilder donated £250 worth of books to a Formby Primary School following National Share a Story Month.Youngsters at   Read more ...

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

Welcome to another scams update. Last week I mentioned persistent phone calls telling me that my internet connection was about to be terminated. The   Read more ...

Fossil fools, look away from the all electric Mustangs! by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

FOSSIL fools look away. Ford’s now making more all-electric Mustangs than it is internal combustion ones.  I use the term because that’s the one a   Read more ...

24 hour cycle challenge held in memory of police inspector who died in tragic bike accident by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

CYCLISTS in Formby rode as many miles as they could in just 24 hours to raise money in memory of a much-loved Dad-of-two and police inspector who   Read more ...

Beach BBQ burn victim revisits site of accident in Formby for fundraising walk by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

A YOUNG boy who stepped on a discarded disposable beach barbecue buried in the sand leaving him in need of a skin graft, has inspired a fundraising   Read more ...

Formby High School praised after reaching the finals of the Tes School Awards by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

FORMBY High School has been praised after reaching the finals of the Tes School Awards.It has shortlisted by Tes for Creative School of the Year and   Read more ...

POLICE APPEAL AFTER STABBINGS ON BEACH by Tom Martin (June 2021)

AN unprovoked attack on Formby beach horrified day trippers who had flocked to the area over the Bank Holiday weekend.The beach attack was one of   Read more ...

Formby Golf Club to stage PGA Seniors Championship by Henry James (May 2021)

GOLF fans will be to watch some of the legends of the sport in action in Formby later this summer when it hosts the PGA Seniors Championship.The   Read more ...

Talented young performers take on Christmas show - in May! by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

CHRISTMAS came a little late for young performers at Formby High School!A total of 55 Year 7 students held their annual Christmas production - in   Read more ...

How neat! Absolutely anyone can now hop behind the wheel! by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

EVER wondered what it’d be like to drive an Austin Seven?  That’s the question I was pondering the other day when I was presented with a line-up of   Read more ...

How neat! Absolutely anyone can now hop behind the wheel! by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

EVER wondered what it’d be like to drive an Austin Seven?  That’s the question I was pondering the other day when I was presented with a line-up of   Read more ...

'Brilliant' new 8 Alleyways Project is backed by Formby's MP by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

A ‘BRILLIANT’ new project which aims to regenerate Formby’s streets has been praised by Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson.He has encouraged his   Read more ...

Best doggy pals in search of new home together? by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

TWO best doggy pals are in need of a new forever home where they can carry on living together.Alice and Daisy, have been a pair for the last eight   Read more ...

Plea to Liverpool City Region Mayor to be a ‘Cancer Champion’ by Henry James (May 2021)

Congratulations to Steve Rotheram on being re-elected as Mayor of Liverpool City Region. Prior to Mayoral elections, campaigners across the North   Read more ...

Predatory paedophile house master back in prison for historic abuse of boy in care by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

A predatory paedophile, who was a home house master at a Merseyside children’s home, has been put back behind bars for abusing a boy in his care.The   Read more ...

Wreaths laid to mark 100th anniversary of the British Legion by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

WREATHS were  laid at Formby War Memorial and at Duke Street Cemetery in Southport to mark the 100th anniversary of the British Legion.On April 15,   Read more ...

Testing rolled out after Indian variant of coronavirus is found in Formby by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

TESTING for the Indian variant of Covid 19 has been introduced in Formby and Ainsdale after an outbreak was identified in the area.Health chiefs   Read more ...

Formby man had more than 2,000 Nitrous Oxide canisters in car boot by Tom Martin (May 2021)

A FORMBY man was caught transporting more than 2,000 canisters of the psychoactive substance, nitrous oxide The 24-year-old claimed he had not   Read more ...

It appears meatballs are stopping me from saving the planet! by Tom Martin (May 2021)

MEATBALLS are preventing me from saving the planet. I’ve come to this rather worrying conclusion after trawling the classified ads to see how little   Read more ...

Oscar's roll-over challenge supports local charity by Tom Martin (May 2021)

AN inspirational three-year-old from Formby has raised £180 for charity after taking on a roll-over challenge!Oscar Darwin, who attends conductive   Read more ...

Company appoints industry expert by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

A SPECIALIST from Formby has been appointed by Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd to lead its newly launched air conditioning division.Craig   Read more ...

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