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Anti-knife campaigner takes her message to Parliament

Anti-knife campaigner takes her message to Parliament by Tom Martin (May 2022)

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

Three anglers catch hefty fines for fishing without a licence

Three anglers catch hefty fines for fishing without a licence 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 ...

Award-winning vet pens new book about our relationship with animals

Award-winning vet pens new book about our relationship with animals by Tom Martin (May 2022)

AN award winning vet from Formby has published a new 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 ...

Good Friday Walk of Witness takes place in Formby

Good Friday Walk of Witness takes place in Formby by Tom Martin (April 2022)

HUNDREDS of people enjoyed this year’s Formby Walk Of Witness and Passion Play on Good Friday.The event, held on April 15, saw Fr John Walsh give a   Read more ...

Police ‘identify’ gang of thugs who attacked station guard

Police ‘identify’ gang of thugs who attacked station guard by Tom Martin (April 2022)

A GANG of young thugs who attacked a train security guard at Formby railway station have been identified by police.The Champion reported last week   Read more ...

Six is an ‘entertaining and modern look at the lives of Henry VIII’s wives’

Six is an ‘entertaining and modern look at the lives of Henry VIII’s wives’ by Henry James (April 2022)

SIX, which can be seen at the Liverpool Empire this week, is not only a musical - it is a history lesson looking at Henry VIII’s wives.Each of them   Read more ...

Check out the latest Life on Cars column!

Check out the latest Life on Cars column! by Danielle Thompson (April 2022)

TESLA’S boffins have clearly been busy. Having not got distracted by their founder snapping up some of Twitter and then declining a seat on its board   Read more ...

Paul’s book full of stunning images

Paul’s book full of stunning images by Tom Martin (April 2022)

A PHOTOGRAPHER has published a new book of images set entirely around Formby’s  pinewoods,  dunes and beach.Paul B Baker, from Waterloo, put together   Read more ...

National Trust group donates £5k to fund work on lake

National Trust group donates £5k to fund work on lake by Tom Martin (April 2022)

SOUTHPORT and Formby National Trust Association (SoFA) has donated £5,000 to help carry out work to a lake.The money has been given to the National   Read more ...

Merseyrail guard set upon by gang of yobs at station

Merseyrail guard set upon by gang of yobs at station by Tom Martin (April 2022)

A GANG of young thugs attacked a train security guard at Formby railway station and then shared mobile phone footage online showing the shocking   Read more ...

Mamma Mia! is a musical ‘which is standing test of time’

Mamma Mia! is a musical ‘which is standing test of time’ by Henry James (April 2022)

A MUSICAL which uses the back catalogue of ABBA was always going to be hit and Mamma Mia! certainly has been.It has now been seen by more than 65   Read more ...

Auntie Marj celebrates her 108th birthday in style!

Auntie Marj celebrates her 108th birthday in style! by Tom Martin (April 2022)

ONE of Sefton’s oldest residents has celebrated her 108th birthday.Marjorie Hodnett, known fondly as Auntie Marj, enjoyed a garden party at her home   Read more ...

Five-star rating for care home

Five-star rating for care home by Tom Martin (March 2022)

FRESHFIELD Care Home has received  a five-star food hygiene rating.The rating comes as Valorum Care Group, which runs the facility, has developed new   Read more ...

The Royal was ‘a madcap adventure’

The Royal was ‘a madcap adventure’ by Pete Rimmer (March 2022)

The Royal written by Lindzi Germain and Angela SimmsRoyal Court LiverpoolWHAT could be so funny about a play telling the story of the closure of a   Read more ...

Church overwhelmed by support for Ukraine

Church overwhelmed by support for Ukraine by Tom Martin (March 2022)

VOLUNTEERS and members of Formby Elim Church have been busy sending hundreds of useful items to help those fleeing the war in Ukraine.The place of   Read more ...

Sammy given prestigious cadet award

Sammy given prestigious cadet award by Tom Martin (March 2022)

AN inspirational cadet from RAF Woodvale has been presented with the highest honour available by the Commandant of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets,   Read more ...

Volunteers needed for beach clean-up

Volunteers needed for beach clean-up by Tom Martin (March 2022)

VOLUNTEERS are wanted to help clean-up Formby beach this weekend.The event will take place on Sunday, April 3 at 10am at the Victoria Road section of   Read more ...

Second arrest after cemetery stabbing

Second arrest after cemetery stabbing by Tom Martin (March 2022)

A SECOND man has been charged in connection to a stabbing at a cemetery in Formby earlier this month.A 16-year-old was attacked at around 4.55pm on   Read more ...

Former pupils claim teacher sexually abused them at Formby High School in 1980s/90s

Former pupils claim teacher sexually abused them at Formby High School in 1980s/90s by Tom Martin (March 2022)

A GROUP of six former Formby High School pupils have made allegations of historic sexual abuse against a teacher who committed suicide in 1992.They   Read more ...

Heritage week taking place at historic St Peter’s church

Heritage week taking place at historic St Peter’s church by Tom Martin (March 2022)

THE historic St Peter’s Church, on Green Lane, Formby, which first opened in 1747, is currently staging a ‘Heritage Week’ as part of the church’s   Read more ...

St Joseph’s Ladies Day

St Joseph’s Ladies Day by Tom Martin (March 2022)

THE popular St  Joseph’s Hospice Spring Ladies Day will be back on Sunday, May 22  after a two year break due to the pandemic. Zoe Furnivall,   Read more ...

Man armed with BB gun jailed for shooting takeaway owner

Man armed with BB gun jailed for shooting takeaway owner by Tom Martin (March 2022)

A TAKEAWAY owner who was shot by an armed robber thought he was ‘going to die’ - but the bullet that hit him in the chest was a plastic one fired   Read more ...

Bothy Folk Club event will raise money for Ukraine humanitarian appeal

Bothy Folk Club event will raise money for Ukraine humanitarian appeal by Henry James (March 2022)

BOTHY Folk Club, which meets at the Bijou Cinema Post Office Avenue, next Singers Night on Sunday, March 20 at 7.30pm will be a special event to   Read more ...

Cyclist dies after collision on bypass

Cyclist dies after collision on bypass by Tom Martin (March 2022)

A CYCLIST aged in his 70s has died after a fatal collision with a BMW car on the Formby Bypass.The accident happened at the road’s junction with   Read more ...

Cyclist and car in collision

Cyclist and car in collision by Tom Martin (March 2022)

EMERGENCY services closed off a section of the Formby Bypass after a collision involving a cyclist and a BMW car.The driver of the car stopped at   Read more ...

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