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Chiefs at Sefton Council urge anyone concerned about their Council Tax payments to get in touch by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

AS the coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on many people’s incomes, Sefton Council chiefs are urging anyone concerned about their Council Tax   Read more ...

Duo take the reins at Formby Manor care centre by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

A NEW duo will take the reins at Formby Manor after taking on the Manager and Deputy Manager roles.Debra Roose and Diane De Isaula have been   Read more ...

I find piped footy cheering weird! by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

EVERY so often when I’m flicking through channels I’ll end up watching a few minutes of lockdown football – and, sorry, footy fans, but I’m still   Read more ...

Midwife conquers the Mersey for charity! by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

A PERINATAL mental health midwife Keran Carter, who works for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, has conquered the impressive challenge of   Read more ...

Retired engineer creates 'Covid-19 game changer' in his Hightown garage by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

A  RETIRED industrial design engineer from Hightown has invented a ‘game changing’ air purifier which he says could transform the way public areas   Read more ...

We are asked to lose weight - while we Eat Out to Help Out? by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

ANYONE doing an undergraduate course in irony will no doubt remember this month well. At the same time that we’re all being told to lost 5lb to help   Read more ...

I suspect that Mitsubishi will sit tight until the very last moment by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

IT’S NOT so much goodbye as the last orders bell being rung, at ten-and-a-bit minutes to eleven. I suspect Mitsubishi will be getting a double round   Read more ...

Mitsubishi will sit tight until the last moment by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

IT’S NOT so much goodbye as the last orders bell being rung, at ten-and-a-bit minutes to eleven. I suspect Mitsubishi will be getting a double round   Read more ...

Financial help for the excluded makes 'moral and economic sense' says MP by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

IT makes ‘moral and economic sense’ to support the three million workers who have missed out on the government’s help during the coronavirus   Read more ...

Pupils and staff take part in annual Matthew’s Mile memorial fundraiser by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

PUPILS and staff at Range High School have raised £1,154.50 in memory of a former pupil.Year 10 pupil Matthew Miller attended Range from 2002 until   Read more ...

I’ve been going ‘cold turkey’ on car shows by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

I’VE been going cold turkey since February, and have been doing my best to hide the withdrawal symptoms. I’m David Simister, and I’m an addict. To   Read more ...

I’ve been going ‘cold turkey’ on car shows by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

I’VE been going cold turkey since February, and have been doing my best to hide the withdrawal symptoms. I’m David Simister, and I’m an addict. To   Read more ...

Plans for 5am heavy goods deliveries at Waitrose opposed by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

PLANS for 5am heavy goods deliveries at a supermarket in Formby have been opposed by a Councillor, who has asked for the application to be heard by   Read more ...

MP calls on Chancellor to give financial help to the “missing millions” by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

MP Bill Esterson says the Chancellor has failed millions of people who have received no financial assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.The   Read more ...

Cricket Club celebrates return to action by officially opening new £10k practice facility by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

MEMBERS of Hightown St Mary's Cricket Club celebrated  its return to playing by officially  opening a new £10,000 practice facility. A non-turf   Read more ...

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

This week I’d like to start by drawing your attention to the return of “Rip-off Britain” on BBC1, Monday mornings, just in time for tea-break viewing   Read more ...

Ford is missing out on two tricks this week! by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

FORD is missing a trick this week – in fact, I think it’s missing two.Yesterday – in a build-up leaked all over the internet to excitable motoring   Read more ...

Ford missed out on two different tricks in this week alone! by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

FORD is missing a trick this week – in fact, I think it’s missing two.Yesterday – in a build-up that was leaked all over the internet to excitable   Read more ...

Home, sweet home, at last, for Neo - dog attacked with an axe by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A DOG brutally attacked with an axe by his owner, has finally found a new home, more than two years after its ordeal.Neo’s plight is one of the   Read more ...

Youngster thrilled to win Woodlands Lodge Care Home’s ‘Name Our Salon’ competition by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A SEVEN year old has won Woodlands Lodge Care Home’s ‘Name Our Salon’ competition.The team at the Lodge on Church Road appealed to members of the   Read more ...

Graffiti yobs deface trees and benches by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A REGULAR visitor to the Pinewoods at Freshfields was dismayed to find acts of vandalism on trees and picnic benches.Champion reader Julie Smith   Read more ...

RNLI’s beach patrols announced for Formby by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

FORMBY has been added to RNLI’s beach patrols as the charity continues to roll out services across the UK’s coastlines.From Saturday, July 4, Formby   Read more ...

Care home residents enjoyed winding back the years to the 2008 Wimbledon Final by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

RESIDENTS at a care home in Formby enjoyed winding back the years to the 2008 Wimbledon Final last week – complete with a glass of Pimm’s!On Monday,   Read more ...

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

IT was a bit of a breezy end to June as we move into a lower lockdown situation for many residents. Our CAB advisors are still home-working and your   Read more ...

It’s the designers who are stars in this show by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

IT’S a good thing Vauxhall was introduced to electric power before the two-metre rule was brought in. Right now it isn’t so much embracing it as   Read more ...

Five arrests and music equipment seized after police called to illegal rave at beach by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

FIVE people were arrested and music equipment was seized after police were called to an illegal rave at Formby Beach on Wednesday, June 24.At around   Read more ...

Brownies earn 106 badges in lockdown! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

SINCE members of the 6th Formby Methodist Brownies last met in person in March, their unit of 28 girls and six leaders have not stopped – with them   Read more ...

Dispersal order used by police to curb anti-social behaviour in Formby beach area by Malcolm Hindle (June 2020)

MERSEYSIDE Police had to introduce a 48-hour Section 34 Dispersal Zone during last week’s mini-heatwave, due to ‘high levels of anti-social   Read more ...

Neighbours celebrate Postcode Lottery win! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

FIVE Formby residents scooped £1,000 each thanks to their postcodes.Two Jubilee Road neighbours netted the cash when L372HN was announced as a   Read more ...

After lockdown, I promptly re-discovered that all of the UK’s cars are white, black or silver by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

HURRAH! After what feels like an eternity of being stuck at home, I’ve finally been allowed to get behind the wheel for a longer drive – and promptly   Read more ...

Youngster braves rain to cycle 21.5km for charity by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A KIND-hearted eight year old rode his bike from his house in Formby to Crosby Leisure Centre – and back again - to raise almost £500 for a national   Read more ...

Police warn people not to attend illegal raves this weekend by Tom Martin (June 2020)

POLICE are warning people not to attend ‘illegal raves’ in Sefton this weekend following recent late-night gatherings in Crosby and Formby.During   Read more ...

A little bit of Bellagio coming here? by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A LITTLE bit of Bellagio could be coming to Birkdale in the not-too-distant future. Maghull might look a teeny bit more like Milan. Trendy young   Read more ...

Recycling centres reopen by Tom Martin (June 2020)

Recycling Centres at Formby and Sefton Meadows will reopen next week with a new booking system in place.Anyone looking to use the two recycling   Read more ...

4-Series uses hybrid technology to expand the grin on your face! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

TOP MARKS to BMW this week for tackling the coronavirus outbreak head on – it’s just launched a car that dons a face mask as standard!As a result,   Read more ...

4-Series uses hybrid technology to expand the grin on your face! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

TOP MARKS to BMW this week for tackling the coronavirus outbreak head on – it’s just launched a car that dons a face mask as standard!As a result,   Read more ...

Most classrooms remain shut across borough despite government green light to reopen by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

LESS than one in ten primary schools across the north-west reopened at the start of June, according to latest findings.A survey carried out by the   Read more ...

Talented schoolgirl delighted after renowned author highlights her story online by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A TALENTED schoolgirl was shocked and thrilled when she found that an award-winning author had read one of her stories!Year 5 St Luke's CE Primary   Read more ...

Tributes paid to ‘compassionate and dedicated’ police inspector killed in accident while out cycling by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

TRIBUTES have been paid to a ‘compassionate and dedicated’ police inspector who died after being in a collision with a transit van while he was out   Read more ...

Man jailed for stalking ex-partner by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

Merseyside Police have welcomed the sentencing of a Formby man for stalking an ex-partner.Between September 2019 and January 2020, following the   Read more ...

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