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Check out the very latest Life on Cars! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

WHO remembers Right Said Fred? They had a couple of hit singles in the early Nineties, but other than that I’m going to say they’ve fallen off most   Read more ...

Vet Nurse of the Year ‘thrilled’ to win award by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A VET nurse who splits her time between Birkdale, Formby and Maghull ‘was thrilled but shocked’ to win a national award.Claire Shepherd of Parker and   Read more ...

Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is postponed by a year due to pandemic by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

CHIEFS at Liverpool Hope University and Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre have taken the 'difficult decision' to postpone the Liverpool Hope   Read more ...

National Choir of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets perform on Britain’s Got Talent: Unseen by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

VIEWERS of Britain’s Got Talent: Unseen saw an amazing performance from the National Choir of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets at the weekend of their   Read more ...

Are you set to Go Wild this June? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A RECORD number of around 430,000 people are, so far, set to participate in The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild challenge which begins on Monday (June   Read more ...

Fire rips through Formby Pinewoods - damaging an area larger than a football pitch by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A BLAZE has ripped through Formby Pinewoods, damaging an area larger than a football pitch as temperatures soared.Chiefs at Merseyside Fire & Rescue   Read more ...

Chiefs at Queenscourt Hospice say that a ‘swell of community support is helping to sustain them' by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

CHIEFS at Queenscourt Hospice in Kew say that a ‘swell of community support is helping to sustain them as the charity faces a steep downturn in   Read more ...

Budding young artist raises £1,500 for NHS after selling her pictures around the globe by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A BUDDING young artist has raised more than £1,500 for Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals after selling her pictures around the globe.Running out of   Read more ...

Members of the public urged to avoid Formby beach this bank holiday weekend by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

CHIEFS at the National Trust are advising members of the public to avoid visiting Formby this weekend after high volumes of visitors and significant   Read more ...

Families unable to visit loved-ones in intensive care can watch video sharing how they are treated by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

FAMILIES unable to visit loved-ones in intensive care in Southport can now access a video showing where their relatives are being treated.In a bid to   Read more ...

Senior nurse donates plasma to national clinical trial after recovering from the coronavirus by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A SENIOR nurse has donated plasma into a national clinical trial after recovering from the coronavirus.Laura Mercer, from Southport, who is Head of   Read more ...

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

SO I’VE only gone and done it. After years of relying on fossil fuels to haul me to the office and back, I’ve gone and invested in some zero   Read more ...

North West Ambulance Service boosts by workforce by 450 staff during coronavirus pandemic by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE North West Ambulance Service has boosted its workforce by 450 staff during the coronavirus pandemic.An additional 187 staff are in place to   Read more ...

Inspirational fundraiser is set to cycle more than 1,000km - around Southport! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

AN INSPIRATIONAL fundraiser is set to cycle more than 1,000km in the latest in a string of international charity efforts to fund the MS Therapy   Read more ...

Freshfields Animal Rescue launch their No Animal Left Behind Campaign by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

FRESHFIELDS Animal Rescue have launched their No Animal Left Behind Campaign today (May 13).In this very human crisis, animals are being forgotten.   Read more ...

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

Hello everyone, I am still home-working, as are many of our Sefton Citizens Advice advisors who are providing advice by telephone.On Saturday, after   Read more ...

Family of much-loved grandfather set up online charity fundraiser in his memory after he passes away from cancer by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE family of a much-loved grandfather of two who has passed away from cancer have lunched an online fundraiser for Queenscourt Hospice in his   Read more ...

Chiefs at Paymentshield back National Conversation Week by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

CHIEFS at Paymentshield backing National Conversation Week in a bid to ‘improve the nation’s well-being.’The national awareness week, which runs   Read more ...

Lights, Camera…. Appointments! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

ROUTINE appointments for a number of clinics at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals are now being carried out via video conferencing.Southport and   Read more ...

Trust chair has been working in different hospital departments during coronavirus pandemic by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE chair of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS has been working in different departments at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals during the coronavirus   Read more ...

Gangland hitman petrol bombed two expensive cars parked outside a family home in Formby in mystery attack by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

Report by our Court ReporterA gangland hitman petrol bombed two expensive cars parked immediately outside a family home in a leafy suburb of Formby   Read more ...

Check out the very latest Life on Cars! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THAT distant noise is the sound of Elon Musk shrieking with elation. Britain’s best-selling new car, according to the latest figures, is the Tesla   Read more ...

In conversation with Gill Burns by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

In conversation with . . . Gill BurnsGill Burns MBE is a one club player, Waterloo (now Firwood Waterloo) and also captained Lancashire, The North,   Read more ...

Would you like to become a 'Furlonteer' during the lockdown? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

WOULD you like to become a Furlonteer during the lockdown?New non-profit project Furlonteer hopes to connect furloughed employees with volunteering   Read more ...

Diabetes patients across Merseyside can join online platform helping them to improve self-managing their condition by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

DIABETES patients across Merseyside can now register for an online platform to support them in improving how they self-manage their condition from   Read more ...

You can help to reduce ocean pollution - even when on lockdown! by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A NEW campaign is being launched to encourage North West residents to ‘do their bit for the environment – even on lockdown!’LOVEmyBEACH is a campaign   Read more ...

Special ‘COVID-19 Time Capsule’ is being created by Sefton Council chiefs – and residents can send their ‘memories’ by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A SPECIAL ‘COVID-19 Time Capsule’ is being created by Sefton Council chiefs – and residents are being urged to send their ‘memories’ in to   Read more ...

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

EVERYTHING will go back to normal. I know this because just about the most normal thing in motoring has just happened; Mazda has launched a special   Read more ...

Fire chiefs issue safety warning after ‘deep-seated’ Formby woods blaze is narrowly averted due to 'quick-thinking' of passer-by by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

FIREFIGHTERS were called out to Formby Pinewoods to deal with a blaze caused by an abandoned barbecue.Just days after they issued a warning about   Read more ...

Second arrest made after talented young musicians from Formby were stabbed in Liverpool city centre brawl by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A SECOND arrest has been made after two talented young musicians from Formby were stabbed in Liverpool city centre.Merseyside Police officers ‘are   Read more ...

Can your business help a kind-hearted volunteer with donations for food hampers for frontline NHS staff? by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

CAN your business help a kind-hearted volunteer with donations for food hampers for frontline NHS staff?Sarah Hopkins, 46, from Crosby, who is the   Read more ...

Cancer research nurse from Formby helps fight against the coronavirus by returning to the NHS frontline by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A CANCER Research UK nurse from Formby is helping in the fight against the coronavirus by returning to the NHS frontline.Ruth Stafferton, 46, has   Read more ...

Volunteer sewing enthusiasts are urgently raising funds to make PPE for NHS staff - and you can help them by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A GROUP of volunteer sewing enthusiasts are urgently raising funds to make personal protective equipment for staff at Southport and Ormskirk NHS   Read more ...

‘Care for those who care for us’ says MP - after rise in abuse of pharmacy staff by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

‘CARE for those who care for us’ says MP after rise in abuse of pharmacy staff.Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson, who is also the Formby MP, said that   Read more ...

Chiefs are quickly re-profiling their Sefton Borough of Culture 2020 projects by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

CHIEFS are re-profiling their Sefton Borough of Culture 2020 projects to ensure that it still goes ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic.Sefton   Read more ...

Britain's Got Talent judge gives Champion graphic designer the seal of approval on Instagram! by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

ONE of the Champion’s own graphic designers was delighted when she created a digital portrait of Amanda Holden’s dog and shared it on Instagram – and   Read more ...

Talented engineering student delivers PPE equipment that he made at school by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A TALENTED Formby High School student has been out delivering personal protective equipment that he made at the school with the help of its   Read more ...

Teams at hospitals say they have been 'overwhelmed with support' from the community by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

STAFF at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals have been ‘overwhelmed with the support’ from the local communities of Southport, Formby and West   Read more ...

Chancellor 'must act now' to help thousands of individuals and businesses 'who are struggling' by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

THE Chancellor must ‘act now to help thousands of individuals and businesses who are struggling.’Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson met with business   Read more ...

Police's plea to public to stick to rules during the Easter weekend by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

Merseyside Police are advising people to abide by the government’s coronavirus lockdown rules.Members of the public should only be leaving home for   Read more ...

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