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Husband inspired by wife to take on charity walk

Husband inspired by wife to take on charity walk by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A DEVOTED husband from Formby will take part in a charity walk after his wife was diagnosed with vascular dementia.Robin Baynes MBE is set to join   Read more ...

Music night to raise awareness of blood cancer

Music night to raise awareness of blood cancer by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A CHARITY music night will be held in the Gild Hall in Formby to raise awareness of blood cancer and also fundraise for the Anthony Nolan Charity.The   Read more ...

New Nicky Alt show is a ‘Merseyside show for Merseyside people’

New Nicky Alt show is a ‘Merseyside show for Merseyside people’ by Peter Rimmer (August 2022)

YNWA - Let’s Talk About Six ...BabyRoyal Court LiverpoolReview by Peter Rimmer THERE is another play about Merseyside life being presented at the   Read more ...

Vet's debut book proves to be a big hit

Vet's debut book proves to be a big hit by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A DEBUT book published by a Formby vet has been named as one of the Financial Times’ Best Summer Books of 2022.Sean Wensley has penned ‘Through a   Read more ...

Greats of golf are heading to Formby

Greats of golf are heading to Formby by Henry James (August 2022)

SOME of the biggest names on the European senior golf circuit are heading to Formby, along with some well known local players.The Staysure PGA   Read more ...

Car driven at police officers during ‘stop check’

Car driven at police officers during ‘stop check’ by Tom Martin (July 2022)

A CAR was driven at two police officers in Formby after they had tried to stop the vehicle as part of a drugs check. The officers were forced to jump   Read more ...

The Book of Mormon is an ‘unconventional and fast-moving musical’

The Book of Mormon is an ‘unconventional and fast-moving musical’ by Henry James (July 2022)

THE musical comedy The Book of Mormon has opened at The Liverpool Empire and can be seen until Saturday, August 13.It is a satirical look at the   Read more ...

First dementia friendly walk through woods hailed a success

First dementia friendly walk through woods hailed a success by Tom Martin (July 2022)

THE National Trust in Formby teamed up with Alzheimer’s Society Sefton to run the first ever ‘dementia friendly walk and talk’ event in Formby   Read more ...

Crowds enjoy three-day Formby Festival

Crowds enjoy three-day Formby Festival by Tom Martin (July 2022)

THOUSANDS of people enjoyed the three-day Formby Festival.After a two year absence due to Covid, the popular event returned  with a bang to Duke   Read more ...

Campaigners hold demo to help protect Beagle dogs

Campaigners hold demo to help protect Beagle dogs by Tom Martin (July 2022)

CAMPAIGNERS from Sefton who want to protect Beagle dogs bred for experiments, held a demonstration  in Liverpool recently.Members of Merseyside   Read more ...

Two medals for Tony at World Masters Athletics Championships

Two medals for Tony at World Masters Athletics Championships by Tom Martin (July 2022)

FORMBY runner, Tony O’Brien, has won two medals at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Finland.He won silver in the 1,500m and bronze in   Read more ...

School of Rock is a ‘musical for all ages to enjoy’

School of Rock is a ‘musical for all ages to enjoy’ by Henry James (July 2022)

THE young cast are the stars of School of Rock The Musical.Throughout the show they play their own music and are encouraged by an enthusiastic Dewey   Read more ...

Primary pupils become ‘anti-bullying ambassadors’

Primary pupils become ‘anti-bullying ambassadors’ by Tom Martin (July 2022)

A GROUP of youngsters from a Formby school have become ‘Anti-Bullying Ambassadors’ after they completed a one-day training course.Ten pupils   Read more ...

Volunteers clear 17 bags of rubbish from beach

Volunteers clear 17 bags of rubbish from beach by Tom Martin (June 2022)

VOLUNTEERS cleared 17 bags of rubbish from Formby beach during a recent clean-up.A team from the local Marine Conservation Society (MCS) targeted a   Read more ...

Comedy play provided “another good night” at Royal Court

Comedy play provided “another good night” at Royal Court by Peter Rimmer (June 2022)

Mam! I’m Ere!Royal Court Liverpool.IT’S disco time at the Royal Court with a return of Mam I’m Ere! after its first run in at the Central Hall in   Read more ...

MP meets budding politicians on visit to school with ‘Good’ Ofsted report

MP meets budding politicians on visit to school with ‘Good’ Ofsted report by Tom Martin (June 2022)

SEFTON Central MP Bill Esterson met some budding politicians when he visited Woodlands Primary School in Formby!Mr Esterson, along with Harington   Read more ...

Two vehicles involved in crash at busy junction

Two vehicles involved in crash at busy junction by Tom Martin (June 2022)

A VAN and car were involved in a serious collision at a major junction along the A565 in Ince Blundell.The two vehicles collided on its junction with   Read more ...

Royal Marine veteran takes on toughest cycling event

Royal Marine veteran takes on toughest cycling event by Tom Martin (June 2022)

AN injured Royal Marine veteran from Formby is part of a military charity team to take on one of the world’s toughest endurance cycling events - the   Read more ...

Lisa claims bronze at World Multisports Championships

Lisa claims bronze at World Multisports Championships by Tom Martin (June 2022)

FORMBY athlete Lisa Gawthorne claimed a bronze medal after battling against sweltering heat during the World Multisport Championships held in   Read more ...

Plans revealed to tear down pub and build houses

Plans revealed to tear down pub and build houses by Tom Martin (June 2022)

A FORMER pub in Formby could be torn down and replaced with 12 houses.Plans have been submitted to Sefton Council to demolish the closed down Royal,   Read more ...

Narrator brilliant in new production of Joseph at Liverpool Empire

Narrator brilliant in new production of Joseph at Liverpool Empire by Henry James (June 2022)

THE narrator is the key role in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Linzi Hateley is brilliant in the part.The family-friendly show by   Read more ...

Primary school staff are top of the class!

Primary school staff are top of the class! by Tom Martin (May 2022)

REDGATE Primary School in Formby has received a national award for its ‘outstanding commitment to changing the lives of the children’.The ‘Early   Read more ...

Laura takes anti-knife message to Parliament

Laura takes anti-knife message to Parliament by Tom Martin (May 2022)

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

Anglers caught fishing without a licence are hit with hefty fines

Anglers caught fishing without a licence are hit with hefty fines 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Plans revealed for 270 homes in Formby

Plans revealed for 270 homes in Formby by Tom Martin (May 2022)

PLANS have been submitted by a developer to build 270 homes on a large field next to the Formby Bypass.Taylor Wimpey North West is behind the   Read more ...

Nursing home launches new learning and development academy

Nursing home launches new learning and development academy by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A NURSING home in Formby has launched a new learning and development academy.Freshfields, run by Valorum Care Group, has created The Valorum Care   Read more ...

MP gives keynote speech at rail conference

MP gives keynote speech at rail conference by Tom Martin (May 2022)

SEFTON Central MP Bill Esterson gave the key note speech at the Railtex/Infrarail conference at London’s Olympia exhibition centre to highlight the   Read more ...

Improved Ofsted rating for Range High School

Improved Ofsted rating for Range High School by Tom Martin (May 2022)

RANGE High School has been given an improved Ofsted inspection after its surprise ‘Requires Improvement’ rating in 2018.The Formby school has now   Read more ...

Macca and Beth was ‘another good night at the Royal’

Macca and Beth was ‘another good night at the Royal’ by Pete Rimmer (May 2022)

Macca and BethRoyal Court, Liverpool WITH the odd reference to Macbeth (the play no one should mention) Macca and Beth gets off to spooky start.Macca   Read more ...

Vet pens book about our relationship with animals

Vet pens book about our relationship with animals by Tom Martin (May 2022)

AN award winning vet from Formby has published a debut book to help people “see all animals as thinking, feeling beings not dissimilar to   Read more ...

Library to host information stand for dementia

Library to host information stand for dementia by Tom Martin (May 2022)

ALZHEIMER’S Society Sefton will hold an information stand at Formby Library as part of Dementia Action Week (16-22 May).The staffed stand will be at   Read more ...

Historian pens new book about Formby

Historian pens new book about Formby by Tom Martin (April 2022)

A LOCAL historian has penned a new book that gives “an entertaining account of a very different Formby.”Joan Rimmer, with the help of Harold James,   Read more ...

Freshfields opens new Adoption Hub

Freshfields opens new Adoption Hub by Tom Martin (April 2022)

FRESHFIELDS Animal Rescue has opened a new on-site ‘Adoption Hub’ to help find loving homes for even more animals.The rescue centre held an opening   Read more ...

Anything Goes is ‘well-worth catching’ before touring production returns to London

Anything Goes is ‘well-worth catching’ before touring production returns to London by Henry James (April 2022)

THE musical Anything Goes is currently at the Liverpool Empire after a sold-out run in the West End.The score by Cole Porter has some toe-tapping   Read more ...

Bowel cancer survivor urges others to get screened for early signs of killer disease

Bowel cancer survivor urges others to get screened for early signs of killer disease by Tom Martin (April 2022)

A FORMBY woman who overcame bowel cancer after doctors only gave her a 10% chance of survival, is urging others to be aware of the early signs of the   Read more ...

Rotary Club needs new Santa Float to carry on tradition!

Rotary Club needs new Santa Float to carry on tradition! by Tom Martin (April 2022)

IT may only be April but Formby Rotary has launched an appeal to replace their outdated Santa Float!The Rotary Carol Wagon has been a familiar sight   Read more ...

Full cast announced for new touring stage production of Helen Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey

Full cast announced for new touring stage production of Helen Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey by Henry James (April 2022)

THE full cast for the first major UK national tour of Helen Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey has been announced.Twopence To Cross The Mersey   Read more ...

Dogs found tied to bush

Dogs found tied to bush by Tom Martin (April 2022)

TWO dogs were rescued after they were found tied to a bush at the side of a road in Ince Blundell.The dogs, described as ‘bull breed’ were spotted   Read more ...

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