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  • Over 75s will have to pay TV licences
    Tom Martin
    PENSIONERS over 75 in Sefton and West Lancashire will have to start paying for a TV licence after the controversial plan was confirmed by the BBC.It was revealed on Thursday, July 9 that free TV licences for most over 75s would be scrapped from August 1.The proposal was first discussed earlier this...Read More

  • Marine FC form ladies team
    Tom Martin
    MARINE FC has formed its first ever women's team.The new side has been launched with immediate effect and will enter the Liverpool County FA Women’s League at step 7 of the FA Women’s Football Pyramid. The Crosby club is now looking to appoint a manager to take a lead role in recruiting players and...Read More

  • Energy firms allowed to resume chasing unpaid bills
    Tom Martin
    ENERGY companies have been given the go-ahead to chase unpaid energy bills again.During lockdown, many households in Sefton and West Lancashire took up the option of ‘payment-holidays’ from the likes of mortgages and energy bills.Energy companies were told to stop chasing unpaid bills during this t...Read More

  • MP welcomes jobs boost for Skelmersdale
    Danielle Thompson
    FOLLOWING their first birthday on July 3, West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed Team Drainage UK’s continued success as they look to recruit 12 new staff in the coming weeks.She said: “Congratulations to Team Drainage UK on their first birthday and their continued business growth which provi...Read More

  • Measures are unveiled to help the hospitality sector
    Danielle Thompson
    MEASURES to boost boost tourism and hospitality businesses have been welcomed by Southport MP Damien Moore.VAT to be cut for six months for all businesses in the hospitality, accommodation and attractions industries, including up to 490 in Southport – while members of the public will be urged to ‘E...Read More

  • 100 years of Southport Dramatic Club
    Danielle Thompson
    BY RON ELLISAlthough the Southport Dramatic Club was not actually founded until 1920, its immediate predecessor, the St Andrews Old Girls' Dramatic Society, held its first production, Tennyson's "Princess Ida", in 1913 at the Drill Hall at St. Andrews School in Part Street. After the outbreak of th...Read More

  • How has nature 'supported you' during the lockdown?
    Danielle Thompson
    RSPB chiefs are urging Merseyside residents to share how nature has supported them during lockdown.Until the end of the month, they are inviting people to share the new things they have noticed that’s different in their world and what they have started to value more during these unsettling times as...Read More


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