Crosby & Litherland Latest News

Mental health charity expands after moving into new home by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A charity that supports men in Sefton with mental health problems has expanded its services after moving into a new office.The Champion has   Read more ...

Dad cycles 24 hours without stopping to raise funds for charity by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A Crosby dad has completed a gruelling 24-hour cycle on his online training bike to raise more than £5,500 for Alzheimer’s Society.Phil Robinson, who   Read more ...

Up to £30k in cash seized by police by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Police seized wads of cash totalling up to £30,000 after tracking down a suspected stolen car in Crosby.Officers were alerted to a Volkswagen   Read more ...

Charity gets huge funding boost to expand its services by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A charity based in south Sefton which supports lonely people and young adults with disabilities has received a grant worth £187,841.The Orrell Trust,   Read more ...

Reds fan wants £50k bionic arm so he can hold up his scarf at Anfield by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A Liverpool fan from Crosby who has Duchenne Muscular dystrophy wants to raise £50,000 so he can buy a bionic arm and hold a scarf above his head at   Read more ...

24 brownfield sites to be used for housing across Sefton by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Hundreds of new homes could be built on former brownfield land after 24 sites were identified by Sefton Council in their latest ‘Brownfield   Read more ...

Comedian shares a laugh with Crosby's famous Iron Men! by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Presenter and comedian Alan Carr was spotted on Crosby beach – and he even shared a few laughs with the Iron Men!The 44-year-old entertainer posted   Read more ...

Charity urges election candidates to protect children by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A campaign has been launched by The Children’s Society calling for candidates standing for election in the Liverpool City Region in May   Read more ...

Family speak of heartbreak a year after unsolved murder by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A Litherland mum has shared her pain and heartbreak a year after her son was stabbed to death as police continue to investigate the unsolved   Read more ...

‘Stay vigilant and get your second vaccine dose' urges Sefton's director of public health by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

SEFTON residents are being urged to attend appointments for their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.More than 1.4million vaccines have already been   Read more ...

Having to isolate doesn’t mean you are on your own! by Malcolm Hindle (April 2021)

SEFTON residents are being reminded that having to isolate, due to COVID-19, doesn’t mean they are ‘isolated.’Sefton Council has developed a campaign   Read more ...

Awards recognise police officers by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

THE annual Merseyside Police Community First Awards have recognised police officers, staff, volunteers and community partners for their ‘dedication,   Read more ...

Having to isolate doesn't mean you have to feel isolated, council chiefs reassure residents by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

SEFTON residents are being reminded that having to isolate, due to COVID-19, doesn’t mean they are ‘isolated.’Sefton Council has developed a campaign   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 ...

Hospice supporters invited to celebrate Captain Sir Tom by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore, his family pledged to celebrate his life with an event that   Read more ...

Eight-year-old Jude completes 24 hour running charity challenge by Tom Martin (April 2021)

An eight-year-old from Litherland ran 2.2 miles, every two hours for 24 hours as part of a charity challenge on Good Friday and Easter   Read more ...

Crosby dad's 24-hour cycle in memory of his mum by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A Crosby dad will cycle on his online training bike for 24-hours straight next week to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society.Phil Robinson, who is   Read more ...

Check out this week's Scam Alert by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Check out this week's Scam Alert column by John Trotter:So, a cold and (perhaps) snowy week is the forecast. Whatever, let’s just look forward 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 ...

Sefton Libraries’ funding for Bootle Blitz commemorations by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Sefton Libraries have been awarded £9,400 in grant funding to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Bootle Blitz.The funding has been awarded by   Read more ...

Dangerous driver who fled police is jailed by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A motorist from Seaforth spotted driving dangerously along a Bootle road -  busy with vehicles and pedestrians - has been put behind bars. Paul Burke   Read more ...

Liverpool Seafarers Centre shares 1,000 hot cross buns with seafarers by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Liverpool Seafarers Centre shared a traditional Easter treat with seafarers docked in Liverpool thanks to the kind donation of one thousand hot cross   Read more ...

Rapist breached sex offender licence by flying to Philippines by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A convicted rapist who twice went on foreign holidays without telling the police was put back behind bars. James Farquhar, who had been released   Read more ...

April dates released for coronavirus testing in Sefton by Tom Martin (April 2021)

April dates and locations for drive-through mobile coronavirus test units in Sefton can now be found at www.sefton.gov.uk/April-tests. Mobile test   Read more ...

RNLI urges coastal caution across North West during Easter holidays by Tom Martin (April 2021)

The RNLI is encouraging anyone planning to visit the coast this Easter to know the risks to protect themselves and their families. RNLI lifeguards   Read more ...

New helpline launched for sexual abuse victims in schools by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A new helpline to support potential victims of sexual harassment and abuse in education settings has been launched. The dedicated number, run by the   Read more ...

Charity gives over £53,000 to 172 people with cancer by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Support gave over £9.2million in hardship grants last year to help people with cancer struggling with the pandemic’s   Read more ...

Hundreds of Easter eggs donated to support NSPCC and children by Tom Martin (March 2021)

A kind-hearted fundraiser has donated hundreds of Easter Eggs to the NSPCC, which will go to children and young people in the North West.Steve Barton   Read more ...

Unmanned survey vessel tested at Crosby Marine Lake by Tom Martin (March 2021)

A trial of an autonomous unmanned survey vessel has been carried out at Crosby Marine Lake. Peel Ports is the first port in the UK to take delivery   Read more ...

Metro mayor candidates’ climate commitment put under spotlight by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Campaign and community groups from across the Liverpool City Region are joining forces to scrutinise candidates' positions on climate and nature in   Read more ...

Isaac's 1,000km cycle for charity! by Tom Martin (March 2021)

A young boy from Netherton wants to raise £10,000 by taking on a huge 1,000km fitness challenge.Isaac Cousins, who is eight years old, will tackle   Read more ...

Everton stadium plans given green light by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Everton’s plans to develop a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock in the north of Liverpool can proceed after the Government chose not to call-in the   Read more ...

Man's body found in Litherland woodland by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Police were called out to an area of woodland in Litherland following the discovery of a man’s body.The man, believed to be in his 60s, was sadly   Read more ...

Marine Football Academy created for young footballers by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Marine FC and Elite Sports Academy have joined forces in a rebranded youth football and education partnership that will now be known as Marine   Read more ...

Santander closure plans are a huge blow for Bootle by Tom Martin (March 2021)

More than 2,000 Santander staff from Bootle will be impacted by the banking giant’s decision to close 111 branches across the country. It means the   Read more ...

Police crackdown on scrambler bike yobs in south Sefton by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Police carried out a ‘day of action’ in south Sefton today (25th March) to crackdown on scrambler bike yobs.This was in response to community   Read more ...

Police find gun stashed inside warehouse by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Police have seized a suspected gun after searching a warehouse in Bootle.At around 12.20am on Monday 22nd March, a search within a warehouse unit on   Read more ...

Transformation of Bootle Canalside moves to next phase by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Works to transform Bootle’s canalside into a new events and entertainment space are now underway. Sefton Council and its partners are working hard to   Read more ...

Virtual PE lesson keeps 4,000 children active! by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Hearts Health Club, in Crosby, played a part in helping over 4,000 children stay active with a virtual PE lesson. On Friday 19th March, 3d   Read more ...

Ambulance service to trial body worn cameras by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Ambulance crews in the North West are set to be equipped with body worn video cameras in a bid to reduce violence and aggression against frontline   Read more ...

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