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  • Unions seek meeting with Metro Mayor over Merseyrail dispute
    Henry James
    RAIL Union RMT said it will be seeking a meeting with Liverpool City Region’s Metro Mayor Steve Rotherham to secure a “positive and constructive response” to proposals put forward by MPs to resolve the Merseyrail dispute.RMT is in dispute with Merseyrail over on-board staffing arrangements on the n...Read More

  • Public meeting to showcase plans to transform church
    Tom Martin
    A PUBLIC meeting will be held to showcase £3.9million plans to transform a closed-down church in Bootle into an art training academy and Life Rooms.Hugh Baird College is behind the plan to turn the former St Winefride’s Roman Catholic Church a state of the art Health, Engagement and Training Hub co...Read More

  • WAR HERO IN PLEA TO FIND LOST MEDAL
    Kenny Parker
    A DECORATED Second World War hero is devastated after losing his Legion of Honour medal while attending a Remembrance Day service.Bob Laverty, 92, of Liverpool Road, Lydiate was awarded the honour by the French government in 2015.The Legion of Honour (Legion d'Honneur) is France's highest national ...Read More

  • Skelmersdale's Tawd Valley nominated for Best Park award
    Henry James
    SKELMERSDALE’S Tawd Valley Park has been nominated for the Fields in Trust UK’s Best Park, as voted by YOU! Award, which aims to celebrate those parks and green spaces throughout the UK that are much-loved parts of their communities.Fields in Trust is a national charity that operates throughout the...Read More

  • Joey is star of National Theatre production
    Henry James
    JOEY is definitely the star of the National Theatre tour of War Horse which is on at the Liverpool Empire until Saturday, December 2.It takes three men to manoeuvre the life-size War Horse puppet, one for the back legs, one for the front legs and another to guide the character.Watching the show you...Read More

  • Campaigners in call for a total eclipse of The Sun!
    Henry James
    A CAMPAIGN group has been set up to stop a national newspaper being sold in Skelmersdale.Clare Hargreaves, 55, from Castlehey, and three others have launched the campaign called Skem Against The S#n after seeing the paper being sold in Asda in the town.They were at the supermarket on Saturday (Nove...Read More

  • Mawdesley Amateur Dramatics Society getting ready for panto
    Henry James
    IT’S panto time again as Mawdesley Amateur Dramatics Society presents a new version of the classic story of King Arthur to take the audience on a magical trip into a world of knights, wizards and adventure as one of the nation’s favourite legends is given a panto twist.Written by MADS members Emma ...Read More

  • CCTV image shows men in attempted house burglary
    Tom Martin
    POLICE have released CCTV images of two men after an attempted house burglary in Waterloo two months ago.Between 1.30-2.30am, two men tried to break into a home on Glenwyllin Road by forcing entry through rear patio doors into the conservatory.They then unsuccessfully attempted to gain access into ...Read More


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