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Crosby & Litherland Latest News

Two more arrested in connection with murder by Tom Martin (June 2020)

TWO more people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder after a teenager was stabbed and killed in Litherland in April.Officers   Read more ...

Council buildings lit up for George Floyd by Tom Martin (June 2020)

CROSBY Library and Bootle Town Hall were illuminated last night to show support for the protests following the death of unarmed black man George   Read more ...

Police appeal to find wanted man by Tom Martin (June 2020)

A MAN with links to north Liverpool is wanted by police.Gary Stanley, 31, who is originally from the Walton area, is wanted for “breach of   Read more ...

Pupils name housing development after historic sundial by Tom Martin (June 2020)

CHILDREN who were asked to name a new housing development in Thornton have used an historic sundial as inspiration.Pupils from St William of York R C   Read more ...

Litherland will play host to its first Coronavirus Mobile Test Centre this week by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

Litherland will play host to its first Coronavirus Mobile Test Centre this week – after several successful sessions in Southport and Maghull.Located   Read more ...

Charity help staff to send out meat hampers to families of schoolchildren by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

FOLLOWING a successful bid to Cash for Kids, the staff at a Sefton school were able to support their families throughout the half term by sending out   Read more ...

RNLI to start patrols at Crosby Beach from tomorrow (Saturday, May 30) by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE RNLI are starting patrols on Crosby Beach from tomorrow.Recent hot weather and the easing of lockdown has led to thousands of people flocking to   Read more ...

Joint appeal for members of the public to be 'sensible and respectful' at Sefton's beauty spots by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

MERSEYSIDE Police are joining forces with Sefton Council and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service to remind people to continue to be sensible and   Read more ...

The team at St. Joseph’s Hospice have thanked their ‘incredible team’ ahead of Volunteers Week by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE team at St. Joseph’s Hospice have thanked their ‘incredible team’ ahead of Volunteers Week.Chiefs at the Thornton hospice have sent a special   Read more ...

Singer-songwriter from Netherton records and releases her first album - during lockdown! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A singer-songwriter from Netherton has released three singles from her very first album – which was recorded during the coronavirus lockdown!Mum of   Read more ...

RNLI and HM Coastguard launch new beach safety campaign by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE RNLI and HM Coastguard have launched beach safety campaign urging parents to protect their families and save lives at the coast this summer.The   Read more ...

Community groups across Sefton come together to restore a once popular running track on Rimrose Valley Country Park by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

COMMUNITY groups across Sefton have come together to restore a once popular running track on Rimrose Valley Country Park.Schools, athletics clubs and   Read more ...

Brave young girl from Seaforth stars in video to normalise colostomy bags for children by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A BRAVE young girl from Seaforth has starred in a social media campaign to normalise colostomy bags for children.Jessica Dowle, who is five years   Read more ...

What does it feel like to be a victim of stalking? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

What does it feel like to be a victim of stalking?After a Litherland man was sentenced on May 18 at Liverpool Crown Court, we heard from his victim   Read more ...

Could fostering be an option for you? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SEFTON Council’s chief executive hopes some of the borough’s residents may consider the option of becoming foster parents at a time when ‘people are   Read more ...

Are you a young woman looking to talk through your problems? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

ARE you a young woman aged 14-18 who would like to speak to an experienced counsellor about your worries or problems?The Swan Women’s Centre’s Young   Read more ...

Marine FC chiefs offer free season tickets to NHS workers by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

NORTHERN Premier Division One North West Marine are pleased to confirm that NHS workers will be entitled to a free ground pass season ticket for the   Read more ...

Check out the latest Life on Cars! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SO I’VE only gone and done it. After years of relying on fossil fuels to haul me to the office and back, I’ve gone and invested in some zero   Read more ...

Fire service warn of dangers after fatal fire at Netherton home by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) is warning of the dangers of burning garden and household waste following the tragic death of a man in a fire   Read more ...

Man dies in a house fire in Netherton by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed a fatality at a house fire in Canterbury Way, Netherton, on Wednesday, May 13.Crews were alerted at   Read more ...

Time is ‘running out for struggling businesses’ during coronavirus pandemic by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

TIME is ‘running out for struggling businesses’ according to Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson.The Formby MP is calling on the government to do more to   Read more ...

Would you like to adopt an iconic red phonebox for £1? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

WOULD you like to adopt an iconic red phonebox for £1?BT is encouraging community groups across the North West to seize the opportunity to do   Read more ...

Director of Rugby at Firwood Waterloo Rugby will not renew his contract after ‘unusual end’ to 2019-20 season by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE Director of Rugby at Firwood Waterloo Rugby will not renew his contract after the ‘unusual end’ to the 2019-20 season.A spokesperson for Firwood   Read more ...

Inspirational fundraiser walks 10k for the NHS by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

AN INSPIRATIONAL fundraiser has walked 10k for the NHS during the coronavirus lockdown.Michael Weston, 34, from Netherton, walked from his home in   Read more ...

Talented singer releases his second single, Love You Again by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A TALENTED singer from Litherland has released his second single, Love You Again.Jake Harper, 18, released his first original track, One More Time, a   Read more ...

New LGBT+ poster campaign will take ‘pride of place’ at stations across the North West by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A new LGBT+ poster campaign will take ‘pride of place’ at stations across the North West - including Southport and Seaforth and Litherland.The Ticket   Read more ...

Police catch 160 drug drivers and 90 drink-drivers since start of lockdown in Merseyside by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SINCE the start of the lockdown, a total of 250 Merseyside’s motorists have been arrested for drink and drug driving.New figures released by the   Read more ...

Housing group donates food - and a bike! - to help tackle poverty during coronavirus pandemic by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A HOUSING group have donated more than £16,000 of supplies to help tackle food poverty during the coronavirus pandemic.One Vision Housing (OVH), part   Read more ...

Check out the very latest Life on Cars! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THAT distant noise is the sound of Elon Musk shrieking with elation. Britain’s best-selling new car, according to the latest figures, is the Tesla   Read more ...

Marine FC’s scholarship programme moves into its fourth year by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

NORTHERN Premier League Division 1 North West club Marine FC are continuing to work in partnership with specialist sport and education provider Elite   Read more ...

Can you help inspirational six year old to raise more for charity on 2.6 Challenge? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A SIX year old fundraiser has already raised more than £290 by taking on the 2.6 Challenge – can you help her to raise more?The ‘2.6 challenge’ was   Read more ...

Hospice will receive 100% of donations from solicitors firm during Make a Will Month campaign by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

ST. Joseph’s Hospice will benefit from the annual Make a Will Month campaign – with a solicitors firm giving them 100% of donations throughout   Read more ...

Charity fundraiser from Crosby takes on four-hour full marathon – as more than 200 laps around his own garden! by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A FUNDRAISER from Crosby has raised more than £3,200 for Seafarers UK by taking on a four-hour marathon – as more than 200 laps around his own   Read more ...

Sacred Heart create knitted hearts for beareaved families during the pandemic by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

SACRED Heart have been ‘coming together and pulling out all the stops’ during the coronavirus lockdown – making knitted hearts for the relatives of   Read more ...

Work is ongoing to resolve mains failure after it burst by Crosby Marina by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

WORK is ongoing to resolve a mains failure by Crosby Marina.A spokesperson from Sefton Council said: “Green Sefton’s Rangers noted ground at Crosby   Read more ...

Check out the latest Life on Cars! by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

EVERYTHING will go back to normal. I know this because just about the most normal thing in motoring has just happened; Mazda has launched a special   Read more ...

Dad's cannabis use increased after brain surgery, court hears by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A DAD’S cannabis use increased after he spent time in intensive care following brain surgery, a court has heard.Dean Jones consequently decided to   Read more ...

Talented choir raise £700 for the NHS in three days with heart-warming video by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

MEMBERS of St Edmunds Choir raised more than £700 for the NHS with their ‘virtual performance’ of Like A Rainbow Shining – in just three   Read more ...

Seafarers charity thanks South Sefton community for 'heart-warming' response to donations appeal by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

THE team at the Liverpool Seafarers Centre have thanked the community for donations for seafarers stuck on ships during the coronavirus   Read more ...

Hospice team raise £1,000 with their first ever Virtual Ladies Day by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

ST Joseph’s Hospice held their first ever Virtual Ladies Day – and boosted funds for the charity by £1,000.They were due to host their annual Spring   Read more ...

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