Aintree & Maghull Latest News

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 ...

Melling arts group Life President dies aged 98 by Tom Martin (August 2020)

A FORMER teacher from Maghull and president of a local arts group has passed away at the age of 98.Doreen Kenyon taught hundreds of local children   Read more ...

Company steps in to help local families by Tom Martin (August 2020)

AN Aintree firm has been thanked for the part they played in supplying more than 1,000 families with donations of essential baby items.The delivery   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 ...

Independent funeral director opens in Central Square by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

AN INDEPENDENT funeral director has opened his first business premises in Central Square, Maghull – taking up units that have been empty for three   Read more ...

Aintree Hospital helipad sees 300 landings in three years by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A £1m helipad at Aintree University Hospital has seen more than 300 landings in three years.The helipad, which was funded entirely by the HELP   Read more ...

Sisters bring community together with charity rock challenge! by Tom Martin (July 2020)

TWO young sisters from Melling have been praised for helping to brighten the day for people during lockdown after hiding colourful rocks and asking   Read more ...

NHS workers’ tribute to Captain Tom to go on display by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A CLAP for Carers banner which paid tribute to war veteran Captain Sir Tom Moore is set to go on display at the Museum of Liverpool when it reopens   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 ...

Mersey Care handed keys to £60m medium secure hospital based at Maghull Health Park by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust has taken ownership of the keys for Rowan View, the trust’s state of the art medium secure unit based at Maghull   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 ...

Author scoops national award by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A COUNCIL worker from Melling who penned his first book to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, has won a national award.Graham Parry, 43,   Read more ...

Teachers really went the extra mile for charity! by Tom Martin (July 2020)

TEACHERS in Maghull went the extra mile for charity after they ran or walked a combined 100km to raise £2,200.Ken McCabe, who is the chaplain of   Read more ...

‘Rapunzel’ braves chop for Little Princess Trust by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A SEVEN year old youngster nicknamed by her family after the long-haired princess, ‘Rapunzel’ has chopped off her flowing locks to raise funds   Read more ...

Bottle-top sculpture of rhinos ready to go on show in Maghull by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

THE Friends of Maghull and District are getting ready to install a unique ‘bottle-top rhinos’ sculpture later this month.As part of their   Read more ...

Town Council opens new-look play area by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A PLAY area owned by Maghull Town Council has reopened at King George V Playing Field after a wide-scale revamp earlier this year.The playground,   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 ...

Have you seen this man? by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

HAVE you seen missing Maghull man Chris Molyneux.Chris, 40, was last seen at 2pm on Sunday, July 12 at his home address in Orchard Hey, and extensive   Read more ...

Exposed wires in traffic lights column are ‘putting lives at risk’ says resident by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A MAGHULL resident has raised concerns that council inaction on dealing with exposed live electrical wires in a traffic lights column, is putting   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 ...

Singer’s star turn - all the way from... his front drive! by Tom Martin (July 2020)

AN entire street in Maghull was turned into an outdoor concert when a well known professional entertainer performed a show direct from his   Read more ...

Dad launches petition to install crossing at ‘dangerous’ junction by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A DAD has launched a petition for a pedestrian crossing to be installed at “busy and dangerous” road junction in Maghull.David Carroll, who lives in   Read more ...

Thieves target historic church by Tom Martin (July 2020)

AN historic church in south Sefton was targeted by low-life thieves who stole an entire pathway of valuable paving stones.The Yorkstone slabs were   Read more ...

‘Rapunzel’ is set to chop off her long locks for children’s charity by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A SEVEN year old girl nicknamed after a long-haired princess is set to crop her flowing locks to raise funds for a children’s hair loss charity -   Read more ...

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

CAB advisors are still home-working and your enquiries will be answered if you phone using our numbers (listed at the end of this piece).With   Read more ...

Aston Martin has definitely won car bragging rights this week! by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

ASTON Martin has definitely won new car bragging rights this week. Skoda might have launched a new Octavia vRS and there’s a special edition Suzuki   Read more ...

Smoke grenades and flares are seized by police by Tom Martin (July 2020)

POLICE have seized more than 100 smoke grenades and flares after searching a home in Aintree.Officers used a warrant at an address on Alscot Avenue   Read more ...

Inquest opens into the death of Aintree Chairman Rose Paterson by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

AN INQUEST has been opened into the death of Aintree Chairman Rose Paterson.Police say there are no suspicious circumstances regarding the death of   Read more ...

Litter bins turned into works of art! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

YOUNGSTERS in Maghull have been transforming litter bins along Stafford Moreton Way.Frank Sharp from the Friends of Maghull and District, said:   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 ...

Lydiate classic car show ‘postponed’ by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

THE organisers of the annual Lydiate Classic Car and Bike Show are still hoping to hold the event – but have postponed it to later this year amid the   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 ...

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 ...

Orchestra enjoyed virtual performances in lockdown by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

MEMBERS of Maghull Wind Orchestra have been enjoying putting on virtual performances during the lockdown.Louise Edwards from the orchestra told the   Read more ...

Rotary District Governor for 2020/21 begins role by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A Maghull and Aughton Rotarian has been named Rotary District Governor for 2020/21.David Hartley takes up the post today (July 1), which is the   Read more ...

Don helps Maghull in Bloom volunteers brighten up town by Tom Martin (June 2020)

IT has been a difficult three months for anyone involved in volunteering with all group activities having to be cancelled, but Maghull in Bloom has   Read more ...

Lydiate man finds comforting role as a funeral celebrant by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

WHAT does a Funeral Celebrant really do?During the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of funerals being conducted by celebrants   Read more ...

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