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  • Merseyside’s oldest surviving firefighter relives his pass-out
    Henry James
    MERSEYSIDE Fire & Rescue Service’s oldest surviving former firefighter, who grew up in Bootle and now lives in Maghull, relived his pass-out when he was presented with a restored axe by the Chief Fire Officer at the Service’s Heritage Centre.Thomas Beevers, 102 originally received the axe in 1950 w...Read More

  • Southport MP welcomes Trust's newest chief executive
    Danielle Thompson
    SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore has welcomed Trish Armstrong-Child MBE as Southport Hospital’s new chief executive.Trish Armstrong-Child, who is currently the deputy chief executive and director of nursing at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, will take over from current chief executive Silas Nicholls, who is ...Read More

  • Volunteers needed to raise the profile of national charity
    Danielle Thompson
    THE team at a national charity have launched an appeal for volunteers to fundraise and raise the profile of their work across Southport.Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness, is appealing for volunteers to raise funds to support Marie Curie Nurses, who work...Read More

  • Man seriously injured in 'violent and unprovoked attack'
    Henry James
    A MAN was seriously injured in a “violent and unprovoked attack” in Skelmersdale.It happened at around 9pm on Saturday, September 7, when a man in his 40s was assaulted as he walked along Flaxton.He was approached by a group of men and women. He was spat at and punched and kicked to the head and bo...Read More

  • Britain's most decorated Olympian to speak in city
    Henry James
    BRITAIN’S most decorated Olympian Sir Bradley Wiggins is to tour theatres throughout the UK with his live show.Bradley Wiggins: An Evening With provides an opportunity for fans to see the five-time Olympic Gold medallist and Tour De France winner share exclusive tales, prized memorabilia and career...Read More

  • One of Britain's greatest comedies opener of group's season
    By Ron Ellis
    One Man Two Guvnors at Little Theatre SOUTHPORT Dramatic Club open the new season at the Little Theatre with their presentation of one of Britain’s greatest comedies, One Man Two Guvnors, written by Richard Bean and based on Carlo Goldoni’s play - The Servant to Two Masters.Liam Rabbette takes the ...Read More

  • CUSTOMERS’ FEARS AFTER CLOSURE OF PAWNBROKERS
    Henry James
    CONCERNED customers of a pawnbroker based in Skelmersdale’s Concourse shopping centre have been left fearing for the return of their property after its parent company closed all stores seemingly without warning.Speedloan Finance, owners of A&B Pawnbrokers (Albemarle & Bond) announced the immediate ...Read More

  • Fourth person arrested in connection with armed robbery
    Henry James
    DETECTIVES are continuing their appeal for information as a fourth person is arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Aughton.Police were called around 9.40pm on July 28 to a report a man had been injured during a robbery at a farm on Back Lane.Officers, including armed police, attended the ...Read More

  • Baby garden rededicated during hospital open day
    Henry James
    A BABY Garden at Ormskirk hospital was rededicated at a recent community open day.The Baby Garden was restored and replanted thanks to a local family raising funds after experiencing their own loss.The garden is a quiet place near the hospital reception for all visitors but particularly those who h...Read More

  • West Lancashire Borough Council to cease work on Local Plan Review
    Henry James
    WEST Lancashire Borough Council's cabinet has decided to cease work on the current Local Plan Review with immediate effect to give the authority, “more time to consider the best proposals for the future of West Lancashire.”As a result, the Local Plan Review Preferred Options for a Local Plan to 205...Read More


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