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Re-wilding Britain could help coastal communities

Re-wilding Britain could help coastal communities by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

‘RE-WILDING’ can increase and diversify rural and coastal jobs, while helping Britain meet its biodiversity and climate commitments, says a new   Read more ...

Animal rescue centre desperate to find a home for ‘lonely Barney’

Animal rescue centre desperate to find a home for ‘lonely Barney’ by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

A ‘DESPERATE’ appeal has been launched to find an urgent home for ‘lonely Barney.’The team at Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre in Ince Blundell wants   Read more ...

Pageant finalist helps raise £21k for charity

Pageant finalist helps raise £21k for charity by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

A GROUP of semi-finalists for Miss Teen Great Britain 2021 have raised more than £21,000 for charity just days ahead of the finals of the   Read more ...

Injured red squirrel spends a month recovering at specialist RSPCA centre

Injured red squirrel spends a month recovering at specialist RSPCA centre by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

A RED squirrel from Formby spent almost a month recuperating at a specialist treatment facility in Nantwich - after a concerned homeowner noticed one   Read more ...

Pianist making long-awaited return to Parbold

Pianist making long-awaited return to Parbold by Henry James (October 2021)

PIANIST Paul Lewis makes a welcome return to Parbold to perform in the Auditorium of the Village Hall on Saturday, October 16, 7.45pm.Paul Lewis, who   Read more ...

Family raise more than £23,000 running marathon in memory of stab victim

Family raise more than £23,000 running marathon in memory of stab victim by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

THE family of a man who was murdered in a knife attack have raised more than £23,000 by running the London  Marathon  to raise funds for emergency   Read more ...

Funeral directors become first in country to use Tesla hearse

Funeral directors become first in country to use Tesla hearse by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

A FORMBY funeral directors have been test driving the nation’s first Tesla Hearse prototype.Iain Dean, managing director at Dean Bros (Formby) Ltd,   Read more ...

Homebaked The Musical has a 'superb cast'

Homebaked The Musical has a 'superb cast' by Pete Rimmer (October 2021)

Homebaked The MusicalRoyal Court Liverpool.On regional TV news around the end of the programme there is often a feature on some local charity or good   Read more ...

Gym instructors reach their peak to raise thousands for two charities

Gym instructors reach their peak to raise thousands for two charities by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

GYM instructors teamed up to raise more than £13,000 for two charities with a crossfit competition as well as the Three Peaks Challenge.Staff from   Read more ...

MP praises alleyways project for offering boost to Formby Village

MP praises alleyways project for offering boost to Formby Village by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

MEMBERS of community group  Imagine Formby have been praised for their Chapel Lane alleyways project by Formby MP Bill Esterson, who said that it was   Read more ...

School commended for its provision to brightest students

School commended for its provision to brightest students by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

A PRIMARY school in Formby has been given a commendation for its commitment to providing provision for the brightest of students.The National   Read more ...

Dog bandanas on sale to help local hospice

Dog bandanas on sale to help local hospice by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

DO you want to buy one of Formby Rotary Club’s Halloween-themed face coverings or dog bandanas for charity?They have a limited number available at   Read more ...

One thousand daffodil bulbs are planted at the Marie Curie Field of Hope

One thousand daffodil bulbs are planted at the Marie Curie Field of Hope by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

AROUND 1,000 daffodil bulbs have been planted at the Marie Curie Field of Hope by volunteers of all ages.Formby residents, volunteers from David   Read more ...

Couple raise £33,000 for the Rainbow Hub children’s centre with glittering Hollywood Ball

Couple raise £33,000 for the Rainbow Hub children’s centre with glittering Hollywood Ball by Mike Dawber (October 2021)

A COUPLE have raised a glittering £33,200 from their spectacular Hollywood themed ball for Rainbow Hub, a charity based in Mawdesley supporting   Read more ...

Couple raise £33,000 for the Rainbow Hub with glittering Hollywood Ball

Couple raise £33,000 for the Rainbow Hub with glittering Hollywood Ball by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

A COUPLE from Formby have raised a glittering £33,200 from their spectacular Hollywood themed ball for Rainbow Hub, a charity supporting children and   Read more ...

Be prepared to be 'enchanted once again' with Beauty and the Beast

Be prepared to be 'enchanted once again' with Beauty and the Beast by Henry James (September 2021)

Beauty and the BeastLiverpool EmpireDISNEY musicals always deliver, Beauty and the Beast is no exception.It has everything audiences will expect,   Read more ...

Dispersal zone was success in Formby

Dispersal zone was success in Formby by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

A SUCCESSFUL dispersal zone was implimented at the weekend in a bid to curb anti-social behaviour in the area.The zone ran from 4pm on Friday,   Read more ...

RAF charity resumes fundraising

RAF charity resumes fundraising by Tom Martin (September 2021)

THE Formby branch of the Royal Air Forces Association were able to finally meet for the first time this month since the start of the pandemic and   Read more ...

Show is a ‘deep and often disturbing piece of theatre’ but full of great one-liners

Show is a ‘deep and often disturbing piece of theatre’ but full of great one-liners by Peter Rimmer (September 2021)

Our Lady of Blundellsands.Everyman Theatre Liverpool.AFTER a false start due to the closure of the Everyman for nearly 18 months, Our Lady of   Read more ...

Dial M for Murder is full of ‘twists and turns and is a very entertaining night out’

Dial M for Murder is full of ‘twists and turns and is a very entertaining night out’ by Pete Rimmer (September 2021)

Dial M for MurderReview by Pete RimmerLiverpool PlayhouseIT was good to get back to the Playhouse and see some live theatre again, and a good sized   Read more ...

1,000 daffodils to be re-planted on charity’s ‘Field of Hope’

1,000 daffodils to be re-planted on charity’s ‘Field of Hope’ by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

RESIDENTS are being invited to help replant 1,000 daffodils at the Marie Curie Field of Hope on Liverpool Road in Formby today (Wednesday, September   Read more ...

Parking and nuisance behaviour at National Trust under spotlight

Parking and nuisance behaviour at National Trust under spotlight by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

ISSUES including visitor numbers, traffic, parking, anti social behaviour and crime were discussed when Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, Sefton Central MP   Read more ...

Care home rated one of best in the North West

Care home rated one of best in the North West by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

A CARE home in Formby has been recognised as one of the Top 20 Care Homes in the North West.New Care’s Formby Manor, located Liverpool Road, scored   Read more ...

STREET GANGS ’MAKING LIFE A MISERY FOR US’

STREET GANGS ’MAKING LIFE A MISERY FOR US’ by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

GANGS of youths have been making life a misery for residents by roaming the streets in the evenings in an area of Formby.A woman who has lived in the   Read more ...

Woman launches stationery range for people with dementia

Woman launches stationery range for people with dementia by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

A BUSINESSWOMAN from Formby whose father has dementia has launched a range of stationery to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.Victoria   Read more ...

Calls for pension compensation for 1950s-born women

Calls for pension compensation for 1950s-born women by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson has repeated calls on the government to provide compensation to 1950s-born women who have lost out due to changes to   Read more ...

Sir Kenny helps celebrate club’s 25th Anniversary

Sir Kenny helps celebrate club’s 25th Anniversary by Henry James (August 2021)

LIVERPOOL legend, Sir Kenny Dalglish, joined the recent 25th Anniversary celebrations at Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa.Sir Kenny, who often plays at   Read more ...

Hairspray is a fast-moving musical which leaves you entertained

Hairspray is a fast-moving musical which leaves you entertained by Henry James (August 2021)

FROM the moment the Broadway musical, Hairspray, starts the action is fast-moving, and the sets and costumes are bright.The musical features Tracy   Read more ...

Hit musical Hairspray coming to Empire

Hit musical Hairspray coming to Empire by Henry James (August 2021)

THE musical Hairspray comes to the Liverpool Empire Theatre from August 30 – September 4.Musical theatre star and television presenter Brenda Edwards   Read more ...

Husband and wife to tackle nine day cycling challenge for charity

Husband and wife to tackle nine day cycling challenge for charity by Tom Martin (August 2021)

A MARRIED couple will aim to cycle an incredible 970 miles to raise money for the Formby Befriending Scheme.Local solicitor Liz Foggin and husband   Read more ...

Plans to build 286 homes approved by council

Plans to build 286 homes approved by council by Tom Martin (August 2021)

A PLAN to build 286 new homes on land the size of 17 football pitches in Formby has been given the green light by Sefton Council.Taylor Wimpey was   Read more ...

Bouncers has been brought 'right up to date and is well worth a visit'

Bouncers has been brought 'right up to date and is well worth a visit' by Peter Rimmer (August 2021)

BouncersRoyal Court, Liverpool.TO bring this play up to date I guess it should be called ‘Door Supervisors’ as that is what they are called these   Read more ...

Show is a 'fresh, new musical with plenty of attitude'

Show is a 'fresh, new musical with plenty of attitude' by Henry James (August 2021)

THE Liverpool Empire reopened again this month after having to close during the pandemic.Heathers The Musical can be seen at the venue this week   Read more ...

Mural unveiled for inspirational H’Boro campaigner

Mural unveiled for inspirational H’Boro campaigner by Ollie Cowan (August 2021)

A MURAL has been created in memory of inspirational Hillsborough campaigner Anne Williams.The stunning piece of artwork can be found on Anfield Road,   Read more ...

Mural unveiled for inspirational H’Boro campaigner

Mural unveiled for inspirational H’Boro campaigner by Tom Martin (August 2021)

A MURAL has been created in memory of inspirational Hillsborough campaigner Anne Williams, who lived in Formby.The stunning piece of artwork can be   Read more ...

Car felt streets ahead of, and more grown-up than, the Corsa  it replaced

Car felt streets ahead of, and more grown-up than, the Corsa  it replaced by David Simister (August 2021)

SOMEONE in Ford’s sales department is looking a little worried right now. July’s sales figures have come in and the Fiesta’s been squeezed off the   Read more ...

Danny reclaims swimming world record!

Danny reclaims swimming world record! by Malcolm Hindle (August 2021)

A FORMBY man has reclaimed a world record for swimming the length of every  lake in the Lake District in the fastest time. See full story on page   Read more ...

Danny reclaims lakes swimming world record!

Danny reclaims lakes swimming world record! by Tom Martin (August 2021)

A FORMBY man has reclaimed a world record for swimming the length of every lake in the Lake District in the fastest time.Dr Danny Longman, 34, who   Read more ...

Care home residents enjoy ‘petting zoo’

Care home residents enjoy ‘petting zoo’ by Tom Martin (August 2021)

RESIDENTS at a Formby nursing home enjoyed meeting a family of friendly farmyard animals.Freshfields played host to a cow, a donkey, pygmy goats, a   Read more ...

Volunteer group stage arts and crafts event

Volunteer group stage arts and crafts event by Tom Martin (August 2021)

A FIRST ever arts and craft fair organised by Imagine Formby took place last weekend.The event, held on Sunday, August 15, featured live music,   Read more ...

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