Boy, 15, is found guilty of murdering Connor Dockerty
Boy, 15, is found guilty of murdering Connor Dockerty

Boy, 15, is found guilty of murdering Connor Dockerty

A TEENAGER has been found guilty of the murder of Connor Dockerty, from Litherland, who was stabbed to death in a sickening street attack.Connor, 23, was fatally stabbed in the chest in Kingsway, Huyton, on April 19 this year and died in hospital.A 15 year-old boy, who was 14 at the time and
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Work begins on new housing project to support people at risk of homelessness in West Lancashire

Work begins on new housing project to support people at risk of homelessness in West Lancashire

by Henry James

WORK has started in Skelmersdale on a new project which will provide 24 short-stay apartments for young people and adults with complex needs who are

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Elderly friends killed by car in Birkdale named by police

Elderly friends killed by car in Birkdale named by police

by Tom Martin

FAMILIES of the two elderly friends who were killed after they were hit by a car in Birkdale have released moving tributes.Marie Cunningham, 79, and

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Hospice expands with two new patient rooms

Hospice expands with two new patient rooms

by Tom Martin

TWO new patient bedrooms have been opened at St Joseph’s Hospice in Thornton, enabling it to care for more people.The two new rooms, located on the

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Teen found guilty of murdering Connor Dockerty

Teen found guilty of murdering Connor Dockerty

by Tom Martin

A TEENAGER has been found guilty of the murder of Connor Dockerty, from Litherland, who was stabbed to death in a sickening street attack.Connor, 23,

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Contractor behind £21m new Tarleton school sets out green credentials of complex

Contractor behind £21m new Tarleton school sets out green credentials of complex

by Henry James

THE contractor chosen to build the new £21m Tarleton Academy school for 750 pupils has said the development will add to its “net zero carbon” in

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Contractor behind £21m new Tarleton school sets out green credentials of complex

Contractor behind £21m new Tarleton school sets out green credentials of complex

by Henry James

THE contractor chosen to build the new £21m Tarleton Academy school for 750 pupils has said the development will add to its “net zero carbon” in

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Scam warning over fake Omicron tests

Scam warning over fake Omicron tests

by Henry James

PEOPLE are being warned about a bogus social media post encouraging people to apply for Omicron Covid-19 tests.The county council's Trading Standards

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Title-winning boxer takes belt back to her gym to show juniors!

Title-winning boxer takes belt back to her gym to show juniors!

by Tom Martin

A BOXER from Litherland who won the WBC International title took the belt back to her gym to show local youngsters,Carly Skelly, 34, defeated Dorota

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Historian’s second book on Bob Dylan book shows how the times are still ‘a changin’

Historian’s second book on Bob Dylan book shows how the times are still ‘a changin’

by Henry James

AUTHOR, historian and Bob Dylan fan, George Orr has written the second volume of his book showing how the times have been ‘a changin’ during the

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MP backs campaign for paid miscarriage leave

MP backs campaign for paid miscarriage leave

by Tom Martin

BOOTLE MP Peter Dowd has signed up to the campaign to introduce paid leave for families who experience a miscarriage before 24 weeks.There was a

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Cambridge Arcade fully reopens after storm damage

Cambridge Arcade fully reopens after storm damage

by Tom Martin

A SECTION of Cambridge Arcade that had to be sectioned off by the council after damage was caused by Storm Arwen has reopened to the public.Strong

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Netball club donated defib after walker completes 200 mile challenge

Netball club donated defib after walker completes 200 mile challenge

by Tom Martin

SOUTHPORT Netball Club has been donated a new defibrillator after the fundraising efforts of a local walker.Steve Thompson completed an incredible

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Kickboxing and Martial Arts Academy launches Annual Christmas Gift Appeal

Kickboxing and Martial Arts Academy launches Annual Christmas Gift Appeal

by Henry James

MAGHULL Kickboxing and Martial Arts Academy have launched their Annual Christmas Gift Appeal.This is the third year that the academy has run the

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Former bingo hall manager hopes his luck will be in with new book!

Former bingo hall manager hopes his luck will be in with new book!

by Tom Martin

A FORMER bingo hall manager from Southport has penned a book about his 38 year career.Julian Cotterell, 71, served as the general manager on two

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Council to offer help for families facing rocketing energy bills

Council to offer help for families facing rocketing energy bills

by Tom Martin

COUNCIL officials fear that families faced with “rocketing energy bills” may be forced to choose between “eating and heating their homes this

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MP wants police to help shops enforce mask-wearing rules

MP wants police to help shops enforce mask-wearing rules

by Tom Martin

MP Bill Esterson wants the police to offer more support to shops and businesses so they can enforce the new mask-wearing rules.The Sefton Central MP

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RSPCA launches appeal with number of abandoned pets set to rise

RSPCA launches appeal with number of abandoned pets set to rise

by Tom Martin

THE RSPCA has launched a Christmas appeal for help as the charity is braced for a surge of abandoned and neglected animals as pet ownership soared

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Lung health checks to be expanded into south Sefton

Lung health checks to be expanded into south Sefton

by Tom Martin

AN NHS initiative that invites current and ex-smokers to get a ‘MOT of their lungs’ will be expanded into south Sefton.The NHS lung health check

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Chance to see first ever family panto at Black-E

Chance to see first ever family panto at Black-E

by Henry James

CITY Theatre presents its first ever family panto, Destiny, this December at The Black-E in Liverpool City Centre.After the success of their summer

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Choir to perform first festive show in two years

Choir to perform first festive show in two years

by Tom Martin

A COMMUNITY choir based in Waterloo will perform a live Christmas concert for the first time in two years.SEMusic, which is made up of 90 singers

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Man sustains minor injuries after being stabbed in Skelmersdale

Man sustains minor injuries after being stabbed in Skelmersdale

by Henry James

POLICE were called by the ambulance service at about 6.30pm on Wednesday, December 1 to a report a man in his 20s had been stabbed on Carfield,

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Screen writer to take part in fun run for charity

Screen writer to take part in fun run for charity

by Tom Martin

BLUNDELLSANDS screen writer Frank Cottrell-Boyce will be joining other runners at CAFOD’s Family Fun Run at the end of this month.As a regular runner

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Christmas Event to be held at West Lancashire College

Christmas Event to be held at West Lancashire College

by Henry James

SKEM First and the Friends of Tawd Valley have joined together with West Lancashire College and West Lancashire Borough Council to create a Christmas

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Council fail to collect last green bins of the year after 'blunder'

Council fail to collect last green bins of the year after 'blunder'

by Tom Martin

BIRKDALE residents were left “livid” after their last green bin collection of the year was not collected because the council changed the date – but

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Raffle to help fund Botanic Gardens improvements

Raffle to help fund Botanic Gardens improvements

by Tom Martin

A RAFFLE with more than 70 prizes will be held online with all money raised going towards improving Botanic Gardens.Prizes include £50 Marks &

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Ormskirk company steps in to sponsor American Flag Football Team

Ormskirk company steps in to sponsor American Flag Football Team

by Henry James

WEST Lancashire Serpents American Flag Football Team have a new sponsor in Gods of Grip.This small team of around 20 members was looking for a

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150 homes to be built on brownfield site

150 homes to be built on brownfield site

by Tom Martin

A HUGE housing development will be built on a designated ‘brownfield site’ in Southport after funding was released from the Liverpool City Region

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1,000 trees to be planted following Storm Arwen damage

1,000 trees to be planted following Storm Arwen damage

by Tom Martin

A TOTAL of 1,000 trees will be planted across Sefton – a week after the borough lost more than 100 due to the recent Storm Arwen.The Champion

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History of Grade II Listed building given as part of £1m revamp

History of Grade II Listed building given as part of £1m revamp

by Tom Martin

SHOPPERS along Lord Street can enjoy a free history lesson as they pass a Grade II listed building currently undergoing a £1million restoration

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Future points to success for Swords after tough two years

Future points to success for Swords after tough two years

by Henry James

FENCING club Scarisbrick Swords has returned to competitive success after coming through two turbulent years.The difficulties have included three

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£1 parking offer in town centre for festive shoppers

£1 parking offer in town centre for festive shoppers

by Henry James

IF people are planning on a Christmas shopping spree or meeting with friends for a festive meal in Ormskirk in the run up to Christmas, they can now

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Patrols are stepped up to target drink and drug-driving

Patrols are stepped up to target drink and drug-driving

by Henry James

LANCASHIRE Police’s annual drink and drug-driving campaign has launched and they have warned that anybody found to be over the limit will face the

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New strategy launched to help Lancashire children reach their full potential

New strategy launched to help Lancashire children reach their full potential

by Henry James

A NEW strategy has set out how all children in Lancashire will be helped to reach their full potential.The county already has much to celebrate in

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