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New manager at Formby Hall by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

THE new manager at Formby Hall plans to ‘take the helm’ as the club reopens.With an early career at the Stakis Hotel Group in his native Glasgow,   Read more ...

Admit it – you probably put on a few pounds during lockdown by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

GO ON, it’s okay to admit it – you probably put on a few pounds during lockdown. With the gym being shut, the weather not being especially nice out   Read more ...

Young dad became addicted to cannabis during Holland stay by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

A YOUNG dad from Formby  who became addicted to cannabis while working in the Netherlands, carried on with his habit after returning to   Read more ...

Check out this week's Life on Cars by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Poor MG. If you’re going to get back into the sports car game, it probably pays not to send your press release out on April 1. That meant it got lost   Read more ...

Valentine's Day-themed face coverings to boost charity by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Formby Rotary Club is still making face coverings for local charities.So far they have created coverings themed around Halloween and Christmas, with   Read more ...

Cash box stolen from security guard at Formby petrol station by Tom Martin (January 2021)

A man assaulted a security guard and stole a cash box outside a petrol station in Formby earlier today.Police have launched an appeal after the   Read more ...

Plumbing firm boss says he’ll hand back furlough payments by Malcolm Hindle (December 2020)

The boss of Victorian Plumbing, based in Formby, has revealed the bathroom specialist is to open a warehouse in Skelmersdale to meet rising demand   Read more ...

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

Goodbye, Ssangyong – and thanks for all the cars, writes our Life on Cars columnist David Simister. Unless something dramatic happens between the   Read more ...

Amazon driver assaulted and van stolen by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

POLICE believe this man, pictured, may have information about a robbery on Gores Lane, Formby, on Saturday, October 24. At around 12.15pm, an Amazon   Read more ...

Two men arrested after £3k and phones seized in spot-check by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

TWO men have been arrested after £3k and 30 mobile phones were seized following a Merseyside Police stop check.Officers from the  Op Target team in   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 ...

Book now for St Joseph’s Christmas tree collection by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

YOU can book now for a Thornton hospice’s Christmas tree collection.St. Joseph’s Hospice is offering collections to residents in Waterloo, Crosby,   Read more ...

Eight alleyways to be spruced up by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

EIGHT alleyways in Formby are among ‘grotspots’ set to transformed into community assets – and you can help to decide how!Members of ImagineFormby   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 ...

New Miss Liverpool is announced by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

THE new Miss Liverpool City Region for 2021 has been announced.Outgoing title-holder Finley Unsworth, will hand her crown to Poppy Gerrard after she   Read more ...

Plumbing firm boss says he’ll hand back furlough payments by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

Victorian Plumbing, based in Formby, have vowed to hand back to the government payments received through the Job Retention Scheme. After a highly   Read more ...

Would you like to send a Christmas card to a Gurkha? by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

BRITISH Army troops are wishing Merry Christmas to everyone in Merseyside after an heroic year in the fight against COVID-19 – and you can send a   Read more ...

Natalie wears it well! by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

A FORMBY businesswoman is wearing a different Christmas jumper each day  over 25 days to raise money for charity!Natalie Porter, sales and marketing   Read more ...

Brownies go carolling online! by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

MEMBERS of the Sixth Formby Methodist Brownies have taken their carol singing online!For the past six years, the group have been carol singing around   Read more ...

Formby Rotary fund toy boxes for Bootle refuge centre by Malcolm Hindle (December 2020)

MEMBERS of the  Rotary Club of Formby have  teamed up with national charity ‘Kids Out’ to provide Christmas presents for children living in refuges   Read more ...

Schools need more help to cover Covid costs, says Esterson by Malcolm Hindle (December 2020)

CALLS are being made for the government to ensure all extra costs incurred by Sefton Central schools due to the coronavirus pandemic are   Read more ...

Seafarer Derrick given prestigious national award by Malcolm Hindle (December 2020)

A FORMBY seafarer has been awarded the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service.Captain Derrick Kemp, 80, received the accolade for exemplary   Read more ...

Rotarians fund toyboxes for refuge centre by Malcolm Hindle (December 2020)

MEMBERS of the  Rotary Club of Formby have  teamed up with national charity ‘Kids Out’ to provide Christmas presents for children living in refuges   Read more ...

Seafarer Derrick given prestigious national award by Malcolm Hindle (December 2020)

A FORMBY seafarer has been awarded the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service.Captain Derrick Kemp, 80, received the accolade for exemplary   Read more ...

Schools need more help to cover Covid costs, says Esterson by Malcolm Hindle (December 2020)

CALLS are being made for the government to ensure all extra costs incurred by Sefton Central schools due to the coronavirus pandemic are   Read more ...

Formby Rotary fund toy boxes for Bootle refuge centre by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

MEMBERS of the  Rotary Club of Formby have  teamed up with national charity ‘Kids Out’ to provide Christmas presents for children living in refuges   Read more ...

Schools need more help to cover Covid costs, says Esterson by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

CALLS are being made for the government to ensure all extra costs incurred by Sefton Central schools due to the coronavirus pandemic are   Read more ...

Freshfields team launch No Animal Left Behind This Christmas appeal by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

THE team at Freshfields Animal Rescue have launched their No Animal Left Behind this Christmas appeal.Chiefs at the charity in Ince Blundell revealed   Read more ...

Seafarer Derrick given prestigious national award by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

A FORMBY seafarer has been awarded the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service.Captain Derrick Kemp, 80, received the accolade for exemplary   Read more ...

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

CHRIS REA’S understandably looking a tad clueless this year. He will be driving home for Christmas – but there’s a 70 per cent chance that he won’t   Read more ...

Local pop choir release charity single! by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A POP choir based in Formby have released their charity single to raise funds for Childline.PopVox Formby is one of several North West branches of   Read more ...

Ghostly goings-on! by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A FORMBY woman and her partner have launched a new lantern-lit ghost tour through Liverpool's St James' Cemetery.Natasha Llewellyn, 22, a former   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 ...

When will Santa be touring in the Carol Wagon? by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

Members of Formby Rotary Club are delighted to share the dates that Santa will be touring Formby this December in his famous Carol   Read more ...

Runner wins a gold medal for Britain by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A RUNNER from Formby has won a gold medal for Britain out in Madeira!Liverpool Pembroke Sefton runner Lisa Gawthorne flew out to the Portuguese   Read more ...

Would you like to join members of the Community Church for their online Santa’s workshop extravaganza? by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WOULD you like to join members of the Community Church for their online Santa’s workshop extravaganza?Dave Gregg, one of the organisers said: “The   Read more ...

To see the future of driving you don’t have to look into a crystal ball – but you might need to look into the mind of Rishi Sunak by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

TO SEE the future of driving you don’t have to look into a crystal ball – but you might need to look into the mind of Rishi Sunak. There have been   Read more ...

The show must go on! Formby Rotary Club will still host Carol Wagon in December by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE show will go on!Members of Formby Rotary Club are delighted to say that Santa will be touring Formby this December in his famous Carol   Read more ...

Formby Rotary Club are selling Christmas-themed reusable cloth face masks to raise funds for charity by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

FORMBY Rotary Club are selling Christmas-themed reusable cloth face masks to raise funds for Woodlands Hospice, Aintree.They can be bought at Formby   Read more ...

Plant nursery launches special 'Christmas Drive Thru' by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE team at a plant nursery in Formby are launching a special Christmas Drive Thru event on Saturday, December 12.The contactless, Covid safe event   Read more ...

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