Opening of new bus station in Ormskirk delayed because of nesting birds
Opening of new bus station in Ormskirk delayed because of nesting birds

Opening of new bus station in Ormskirk delayed because of nesting birds

NESTING birds have caused a six week delay to the opening of the new Ormskirk bus station.The £3.4m Ormskirk Eastern Gateway Project - described as ‘vital’ to the town - is a partnership between Lancashire County Council, West Lancashire Borough Council and Historic England to upgrade Ormskirk
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Shop burglars jailed for stealing £38k during break-ins

Shop burglars jailed for stealing £38k during break-ins

by Tom Martin

THREE brazen thieves who carried out a spate of burglaries at convenience stores and stole £38,487 have been jailed.Anthony Hollywood, Anthony

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Parents heartbreak over their baby’s rare skin condition

Parents heartbreak over their baby’s rare skin condition

by Tom Martin

PARENTS want to raise awareness of their baby’s “brutal, chronic condition” after doctors said she was the youngest patient they had ever seen with

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£1.2m football hub scrapped after backlash from residents

£1.2m football hub scrapped after backlash from residents

by Tom Martin

CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after controversial plans to build a £1.2million football hub in Orrell Mount Park were scrapped by Sefton Council.The

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REVIEW: Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a truly special place for families

REVIEW: Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a truly special place for families

THERE’S something about a trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach on a glorious summer’s day that makes for a truly special adventure. Located in the heart of Blackpool, the fair encapsulates everything that is magical about the town. There’s always an

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Students waiting for exam results urged to seek support from Talkzone

Students waiting for exam results urged to seek support from Talkzone

by Henry James

IN the first year of traditional GCSE, AS and A level exams since 2019, students in the borough who are waiting for their results are being reminded

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PGA Seniors Championship returning to Formby

PGA Seniors Championship returning to Formby

by Henry James

SOME of the biggest names on the European senior golf circuit are heading to Formby.The Staysure PGA Seniors Championship will be played at Formby

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Social group for lonely men set-up in Southport

Social group for lonely men set-up in Southport

by Tom Martin

A SOCIAL group for men has been set-up in Southport to help combat loneliness.Andy Steel, from Churchtown, has launched Blokes@2 after experiencing

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Stolen defib replaced after public concern

Stolen defib replaced after public concern

by Tom Martin

A STOLEN defibrillator that was taken from its location in Thornton has been replaced with a new one.The life-saving device was installed in an old

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Cancer charity to have showcase garden at Flower Show

Cancer charity to have showcase garden at Flower Show

by Tom Martin

CANCER charity Macmillan will exhibit its showcase garden at the Southport Flower Show.Macmillan’s garden, called ‘A Growing Legacy’, will celebrate

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Model and Hobby Show makes welcome return

Model and Hobby Show makes welcome return

by Henry James

THE BIG Model and Hobby Show was held at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, August 6.The event was organised by Peter Wood, from The Gauge 1 Model

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Former councillor pens her first novel

Former councillor pens her first novel

by Tom Martin

A FORMER Southport councillor has published her first novel after turning her hand to writing.Marianne Welsh, who was a Lib-Dem Cllr on Sefton

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County Councillor raises concerns over Conservative leadership candidates ‘backing for fracking’

County Councillor raises concerns over Conservative leadership candidates ‘backing for fracking’

by Henry James

SKELMERSDALE County Councillor Julie Gibson, the Labour group shadow cabinet member for economic development has raised concerns the two candidates

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Residents stranded by bus strike

Residents stranded by bus strike

by Henry James

SKELMERSDALE residents continue to be left with few transport options as the Arriva North West bus strike continues.Since July, Arriva North West has

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Warning over bogus officer trying to scam residents

Warning over bogus officer trying to scam residents

by Tom Martin

SEFTON residents are being warned of a new scam circulating where the fraudster is posing as a police officer to try and trick people and obtain

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Husband thanks wife and paramedic for saving his life

Husband thanks wife and paramedic for saving his life

by Henry James

A HALSALL man has praised ambulance crews and his quick-thinking wife for saving his life after he suffered a cardiac arrest.In March this year,

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Businesses are urged to apply for Covid relief fund

Businesses are urged to apply for Covid relief fund

by Tom Martin

SEFTON businesses have been urged by the Council to apply to the latest round of the Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund by the end of this month.To

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Volunteers are flying Green Flags for resort

Volunteers are flying Green Flags for resort

by Tom Martin

MORE community groups and park volunteers in Southport are celebrating Green Flag successes!After the Champion reported last week how Friends of

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MP welcomes boost to police officer numbers

MP welcomes boost to police officer numbers

by Tom Martin

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore claims a government pledge to recruit 20,000 additional officers by March 2023 is “well on track.”According to figures, 70%

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Cost of living crisis increases its grip on country, MP Bill Esterson warns

Cost of living crisis increases its grip on country, MP Bill Esterson warns

by Henry James

THE cost of living just got more costly for the people of Sefton, warns Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson.On Thursday the Bank of England’s Monetary

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New President appointed to take the Rotary Club reins!

New President appointed to take the Rotary Club reins!

by Henry James

IT’S been a busy start to the Rotary year for The Rotary Club of Ormskirk!John McCormick took over as President of the Club from Phil Lee on July 1

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Fears eased over threat to town’s city bus link

Fears eased over threat to town’s city bus link

by Henry James

A decision by Liverpool City Region transport chiefs and Arriva not to reduce the 310 bus service between Skelmersdale and Liverpool to one every

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Show garden lands top prize

Show garden lands top prize

by Tom Martin

A SHOW garden created by a group of green-fingered residents from Bootle, landed a top prize at RHS Tatton.Judges awarded the ‘Could Car Less’ show

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Balaclava-clad youths armed with golf clubs are stopped and searched by police

Balaclava-clad youths armed with golf clubs are stopped and searched by police

by Tom Martin

A GANG of youths armed with golf clubs, baseball bats and metal bars sparked concern among residents when they were seen roaming the streets of

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Beatles tribute act become youngest band to get a residency at the Cavern

Beatles tribute act become youngest band to get a residency at the Cavern

by Tom Martin

 A YOUNG Beatles tribute act with two members from Crosby are making waves in the music scene and are already performing regularly at the famous

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Globe-trotting salesman Geoff rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous... selling cables!

Globe-trotting salesman Geoff rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous... selling cables!

by Tom Martin

A MINER’S son who became a globe-trotting sales director, has penned a book about his life-  and how he became good friends with Sir Ken Dodd!Geoff

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Angry motorists say chippings on resurfaced road are damaging their cars

Angry motorists say chippings on resurfaced road are damaging their cars

by Tom Martin

ANGRY motorists claim the recent resurfacing works on the Coastal Road has led to loose stones being ‘sprayed’ onto their cars and caused hundreds of

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Water firm slammed by wife of disabled man for lack of help over ‘dry weekend’

Water firm slammed by wife of disabled man for lack of help over ‘dry weekend’

by Tom Martin

HOUSEHOLDS who recently went a weekend without running water have received compensation from United Utilities - but the company has come under

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Call to refurb historic Queen Victoria statue

Call to refurb historic Queen Victoria statue

by Tom Martin

CALLS are being made for  the historic statue of Queen Victoria in Southport town centre to be given a revamp after it was described as “looking a

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Borough takes part in slavery globe project

Borough takes part in slavery globe project

by Tom Martin

A ground-breaking art education project will see globes placed across the borough to highlight slavery.The World Reimagine project is a national

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Woman, 35, arrested for ‘outraging public decency’

Woman, 35, arrested for ‘outraging public decency’

by Tom Martin

A BOOTLE woman was charged with outraging public decency. after several videos were  widely shared on social media showing two people having sex

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Investigatory works to begin for new Marine Lake Events Centre

Investigatory works to begin for new Marine Lake Events Centre

by Tom Martin

INVESTIGATORY works are set to begin at the site of the new Marine Lake Events Centre.Letters have been sent to local residents to inform them that

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New book explores history of football and rugby in Southport

New book explores history of football and rugby in Southport

by Tom Martin

A NEW book has been published exploring the history of rugby and football in the Southport area between 1872-1889.The Town’s Game has been penned by

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Inflatable theme park opens up in high school

Inflatable theme park opens up in high school

by Tom Martin

A POP-UP inflatable theme park has been set-up inside Stanley High School to offer children a chance to enjoy inflatable assault courses, ball pools,

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