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Crosby & Litherland Latest News

Consultation launched to improve Crosby park by Tom Martin (January 2021)

A public consultation has been launched to gather ideas and thoughts on ways to improve the facilities at Crosby’s Coronation Park.Residents across   Read more ...

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

Welcome to another week of scams. The first important information this week is from NHS regarding Covid vaccinations. The NHS has warned people to be   Read more ...

Appeal to get locals to register as plasma donors by Tom Martin (January 2021)

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging local people hitting the 28-day COVID recovery mark to register as plasma donors.People can only donate 28 days   Read more ...

MP wants U-turn on planned council tax hike by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Bootle MP Peter Dowd has called on the Prime Minister to scrap a planned 5% council tax rise that will add £99 to annual household council tax bills   Read more ...

Vandals damage football club's stand by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Litherland Remyca FC are raising money after vandals damaged their main stand.The local football club, who play their home matches at Litherland   Read more ...

Councils given £1m to boost vaccine 'take up' by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Sefton Council and West Lancashire Borough Council have been given a share of nearly £1million to expand work to support those most at risk from   Read more ...

Living Well Sefton supports new health campaign by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Local wellbeing organisation, Living Well Sefton, is supporting Public Health England’s new Better Health campaign encouraging people to work towards   Read more ...

Police patrol buses to enforce coronavirus rules by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Police have been patrolling the local bus network to make sure commuters are abiding by coronavirus rules.During the recent police operation, 319   Read more ...

Top police boss to step down by Tom Martin (January 2021)

The Chief Constable of Merseyside Police has announced he will step down.Andy Cooke has informed Merseyside’s Police Commissioner on his intention to   Read more ...

Firefighters praised for response to pandemic by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) has been praised for its response to COVID-19 and the way it stepped up to support the community throughout   Read more ...

Man charged with attempted murder after flat stabbing by Tom Martin (January 2021)

A 22 year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following an incident in Waterloo on Boxing Night, Saturday 26th December 2020.Emergency   Read more ...

Locals urged to use NHS111 before going to hospital by Tom Martin (January 2021)

People who need urgent NHS care across West Lancashire and Sefton are being asked to contact NHS 111 before going to a hospital accident and   Read more ...

Supermarket staff thanked for enforcing virus rules by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Sefton Council’s Director of Public Health, Margaret Jones, has shown her support to the borough’s supermarkets in their efforts to make sure   Read more ...

Check out this week's Life on Cars by Tom Martin (January 2021)

The French are currently engaged in a game of automotive one-upmanship – and the good news is that the winners are you and me. The big news in the   Read more ...

Micropub owner wants to find missing defib by Tom Martin (January 2021)

The owner of a micropub in Crosby wants to find a defibrillator which has been missing from outside his premises since mid-December.The potentially   Read more ...

Charity offers online meet-ups for lonely people by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Friendship group, Mersey District Oddfellows, is inviting anyone struggling with lonliness to join them at one of their regular free online social   Read more ...

Police appeal after collision in Bootle by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Bootle on Tuesday, 19 January.Shortly before 8pm, emergency services were called to   Read more ...

Facebook users warned about new scam by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Facebook users from Sefton and West Lancashire have been warned by police about a new scam.A sophisticated Facebook scam sees hackers gain access to   Read more ...

Police hand out 193 fines for coronavirus rule breaches by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Police say they won’t hesitate to fine people who “blatantly ignore the rules” of lockdown, after revealing they handed out 193 fines across   Read more ...

Sefton businesses can apply for added support payment by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Sefton businesses will soon be able to apply for a further support payment. Any businesses in the borough that have been ordered to close during the   Read more ...

Charity volunteer awarded MBE for his services by Tom Martin (January 2021)

A pioneer of homelessness charity Emmaus Merseyside, which is based in Seaforth, has been awarded an MBE in The New Year Honours list.Nigel Mellor,   Read more ...

Council issue weather warning to locals in Sefton by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Heavy rainfall has been forecast this week and Sefton Council have issued advice to residents. The Met office has issued a yellow warning for   Read more ...

Unpaid carers asked for feedback by CQC by Tom Martin (January 2021)

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Healthwatch England are making a call for feedback from carers across the north west after a year of enormous   Read more ...

Litherland Remyca appoint new manager by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Litherland Remyca have appointed Derek Goulding as their new first-team manager with immediate effect.‘The Remy’ have been on the hunt for a new boss   Read more ...

Extended opening hours for borough's SMART testing sites by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Sefton Council is extending the opening hours of its three SMART coronavirus test sites to 8am to 8pm from Wednesday 20th January.SMART coronavirus   Read more ...

Would you pay extra tax to hire more police officers? by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Sefton residents are being asked if they would pay extra through the police precept, which is collected alongside the council tax, to help   Read more ...

Man from Crosby wanted on recall to prison by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Have you seen this man?  Michael Sands, 32, from Crosby is wanted on recall to prison. Sands was released from prison on 27 October 2020 after   Read more ...

MP backs campaign to support 'excluded workers' by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson is backing a new bill that would offer financial help to the millions of workers and business owners who have   Read more ...

New codeword to help domestic abuse victims by Tom Martin (January 2021)

A new codeword scheme has been launched to give victims of domestic abuse a chance to ask for help from the safety of their local pharmacy.‘Ask for   Read more ...

Grassroots rugby union could resume in March if restrictions are lifted by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Grassroots rugby union has been put on hold in the North West, but officials are hopeful of resuming the season in March if lockdown restrictions are   Read more ...

Vaccinations roll-out to 'gather pace' over next few weeks by Tom Martin (January 2021)

The roll-out of Covid-19 vaccinations in Sefton will “gather pace over the coming weeks”, with more ‘at risk’ people to be invited to get their first   Read more ...

Residents can now apply for new health insurance card by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Residents in Sefton and West Lancashire can apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC).Under Britain’s new agreement with the EU, UK   Read more ...

Residents to take part in once-in-a-decade census survey by Tom Martin (January 2021)

It’s been nearly ten years since the last census, so residents of Sefton and West Lancashire will soon be able to take part in the once-in-a-decade   Read more ...

Police say 'vast majority' of crowd outside Marine's stadium stuck to social distancing by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Merseyside Police say “the vast majority” of people who gathered outside the Marine Travel Arena before yesterday’s match against Tottenham obeyed   Read more ...

Local football sides could face a second null and void season by Tom Martin (January 2021)

The Northern Premier League and North West Counties League could both be declared null and void for a second successive season. All games in both   Read more ...

Audiology services expanded in south Sefton by Tom Martin (January 2021)

A Crosby audiology business has increased its capacity by opening additional clinics in Bootle, tackling a five-month lockdown backlog of audiology   Read more ...

Brave Marine do the town proud with battling performance against Spurs by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Marine 0Tottenham 5There was no fairytale cup upset for Marine in their FA Cup clash with Tottenham Hotspur, but they did the town proud with a   Read more ...

Woman dies in early morning flat fire by Tom Martin (January 2021)

A 37-year-old woman tragically passed away yesterday morning after a flat fire in Litherland.  Merseyside Fire and Rescue say they were called out to   Read more ...

Council housing to be built in Sefton for first time in 15 years by Tom Martin (January 2021)

 Sefton Council will build council housing for the first time in nearly 15 years in what has been described as a “historic moment” for the   Read more ...

RNLI urges locals to stay safe if walking along beaches by Tom Martin (January 2021)

People in Sefton who are looking to enjoy a walk on the beach during their time outside during lockdown are being urged to be careful by The Royal   Read more ...

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