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  • Spooky goings on at the Chapel Gallery
    Kenny Parker
    CHILDREN can enjoy Halloween fun at the Chapel Gallery in Ormskirk during half term.On Saturday October 20 The Lempen Puppet Theatre Company presents Little Frankenstein, “a little story for little horrors”. The show starts at 2pm and is 50 minutes of family fun for people aged 5-105.Tickets cost £...Read More

  • Addict stole guitars from neighbour’s home after he died
    Tom Martin
    A MAN from Waterloo who found his musician neighbour dead in his home consoled the deceased’s daughter - but then heartlessly returned later and stole his musical instruments.And Darren Jackson even returned a second time and stole the man’s television set.Jackson, 41, is no stranger to court, hav...Read More

  • Lorna’s first short film in line for more accolades
    Danielle Thompson
    A TWENTY year old budding film director’s first short film has reached the finals of the Oniros Film Awards.Lorna McCoid, a former Greenbank High School pupil, wrote The Art Collector as a sci-fi film which explores the use of artificial intelligence. It is set in the North West, with many of the ...Read More

  • Major haulage firm to move HQ to Port
    Tom Martin
    ONE of the North West’s largest independent container haulage companies is set to move its headquarters to The Port of Liverpool.The move by JWT Haulage will take place in March next year and they estimate it will lead to an increase of revenue by around 30% for the firm.Despite haulage delays at T...Read More

  • Show hoping to keep theatre audiences on edge of their seats
    Henry James
    THE Southport Dramatic Club's next production is Dial M For Murder and will be presented at The Little Theatre from Friday, October 26 until Saturday, November 3 at 7.30pm each evening.The show is a classic suspense by Frederick Knott and will be directed by Celia Timmington,The production is about...Read More

  • Hospice gets glowing inspection to mark dramatic turnaround
    Tom Martin
    STAFF from St Joseph’s Hospice are celebrating after inspectors gave them a ‘Good’ rating – a little over a year  after they were banned from taking on more patients.The achievement represents a remarkable turn around by the Thornton-based hospice, which has gone up two ‘ratings’ in only a 14 month...Read More

  • BAFTA nominated TV comedian to appear at Atkinson
    Henry James
    THE BAFTA nominated TV comedian Raymond Mears is to appear at the LOL comedy club at the Atkinson on Saturday, November 3 at 8pm.Raymond Mearns is a BAFTA nominated actor and one of the leading lights of Scottish comedy.His list of TV and film credits is as long as your arm (including BBC2's Rab C ...Read More

  • £140m Lime Street station upgrade is completed
    Tom Martin
    A £140million transformation of Liverpool Lime Street has been completed with the full reopening of all ten of the platforms.Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was one of the first to take a look at the new-look railway station on Monday, October 15 when he joined Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram to unve...Read More

  • Police appeal for information after suspected attempted ATM theft
    Henry James
    POLICE are appealing for information following a suspected attempted ATM theft at a hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning (October 14).At around 1.45am, security at the Walton Centre on Lower Lane reported that a red Land Rover had collided with a door at the location, before driving off.Da...Read More

  • Information event throws light on Safe Teens Project
    Henry James
    A PRESENTATION evening was held last night (Tuesday) to provide information on The Safe Teens Project, which was set up to help young women in West Lancashire avoid being victims of domestic abuse.The event was held at The Artz Centre in Skelmersdale.The Safe Teens Project is funded through the Hom...Read More


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