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Man found in Tarleton with a head injury believed to be from a crossbow in critical condition

Man found in Tarleton with a head injury believed to be from a crossbow in critical condition by Henry James (May 2022)

A MAN in his 20s who was found with a head injury in Tarleton, believed to be caused by a crossbow, is in a critical condition in hospital.Police   Read more ...

Royal British Legion opens new base in Crosby Village

Royal British Legion opens new base in Crosby Village by Tom Martin (May 2022)

CROSBY Royal British Legion has opened a new centre in Crosby Village.Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside, Mark Blundell, did the honours on Saturday, May   Read more ...

West Lancashire police officers highlight start of national campaign to tackle knife crime

West Lancashire police officers highlight start of national campaign to tackle knife crime by Henry James (May 2022)

OFFICERS from the police in West Lancashire are joining other police forces in the national Operation Sceptre week of intensive action to tackle   Read more ...

Rueters to close

Rueters to close by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A well known bar and grill in the resort is closing down with the owners saying they have ‘fallen victim to the cost of living crisis’.Rueters, on   Read more ...

Joshua’s artwork chosen to be displayed at Royal Academy of Arts in London

Joshua’s artwork chosen to be displayed at Royal Academy of Arts in London by Henry James (May 2022)

A BURSCOUGH Village Primary School pupil has won the Royal Academy of Art Competition.Mrs Porter, Art subject leader at the school, entered 14 of   Read more ...

Chance to experience sights and sounds of Norman England at Coronation Park

Chance to experience sights and sounds of Norman England at Coronation Park by Henry James (May 2022)

VISITORS to Coronation Park at the weekend were able to step back in time and enjoy the Ormskirk Medieval Festival.The free event took place on   Read more ...

Residents start petition against new store selling alcohol late at night

Residents start petition against new store selling alcohol late at night by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A PETITION has been started by Waterloo residents against a new convenience store selling alcohol until late at night.The former Londis shop, on the   Read more ...

Bar has licence conditions changed after gun incident

Bar has licence conditions changed after gun incident by Tom Martin (May 2022)

PARNELLS bar in Waterloo has had its licence conditions changed following a review by Sefton Council.The Licensing and Sub-Committee meeting on   Read more ...

Ada follows in footsteps of older sister by turning 100!

Ada follows in footsteps of older sister by turning 100! by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A SOUTHPORT resident has followed in the footsteps of her older sister by celebrating her 100th birthday!Ada Judge marked the special occasion on May   Read more ...

Brass band helps celebrate Philip’s 100th birthday

Brass band helps celebrate Philip’s 100th birthday by Henry James (May 2022)

THE Red Admiral Music Academy Band visited Aranmore Park rest home in Burscough to play for a resident who loves brass bands and who has recently   Read more ...

Two councillors leave Conservative Party after hitting out at 'weak leadership'

Two councillors leave Conservative Party after hitting out at 'weak leadership' by Tom Martin (May 2022)

THE Conservative Party has lost two more seats on Sefton Council after two Southport-based Tory councillors left the party.Cambridge Cllr Sinclair   Read more ...

Four Greater Flamingo chicks hatch at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Four Greater Flamingo chicks hatch at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by Henry James (May 2022)

STAFF and volunteers at WWT Martin Mere are celebrating after four Greater Flamingo chicks hatched at the centre last week.Flamingos are a firm   Read more ...

Vandals disrupt canal boat which operates cruises for disabled

Vandals disrupt canal boat which operates cruises for disabled by Henry James (May 2022)

A CANAL boat, which is operated from Parbold for people with disabilities and other special needs, had to cancel a booking after vandals forced a   Read more ...

H'boro play earns rave reviews

H'boro play earns rave reviews by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A BIRKDALE playwright has been earning rave reviews for his “emotional and heartbreaking” story about the Hillsborough football tragedy.Tom Cain, who   Read more ...

Woman drives car at people outside sports bar

Woman drives car at people outside sports bar by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A WOMAN who was reportedly involved in an “altercation” with a group of people outside a sports bar drove her car onto the pavement and towards   Read more ...

New project manager and developer named at Ormskirk based charity

New project manager and developer named at Ormskirk based charity by Henry James (May 2022)

ORMSKIRK based charity, Community Lives Matter, are pleased to confirm the appointment of Jo Anne McGonigal in the role of project manager and   Read more ...

Motorcyclist dies after crashing into field on country road

Motorcyclist dies after crashing into field on country road by Henry James (May 2022)

A MOTORCYCLIST has died following an accident on a country road in Aughton.Police say the 61-year-old rider, from Bootle, crashed into a field off   Read more ...

Nursing home launches new learning and development academy

Nursing home launches new learning and development academy by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A NURSING home in Formby has launched a new learning and development academy.Freshfields, run by Valorum Care Group, has created The Valorum Care   Read more ...

Graphic designer’s huge Liverpool FC programme book nominated for award

Graphic designer’s huge Liverpool FC programme book nominated for award by Henry James (May 2022)

A GRAPHIC designer from Ormskirk is one of the people behind a new book about Liverpool FC’s match programmes which has been nominated for the   Read more ...

New lake fountains are switched on in memory of Ben

New lake fountains are switched on in memory of Ben by Tom Martin (May 2022)

CAMPAIGNERS say it was an “emotional experience” after new water fountains were switched on in the lake at Botanic Gardens in memory of Ben   Read more ...

Skelmersdale Police want to speak to Michael Houldsworth in connection with theft investigation

Skelmersdale Police want to speak to Michael Houldsworth in connection with theft investigation by Henry James (May 2022)

SKELMERSDALE Police want to trace Michael Houldsworth and speak to him about an investigation into some serious threats and theft.He is 32, with   Read more ...

Holly can’t wait for the Commonwealth Games

Holly can’t wait for the Commonwealth Games by Tom Martin (May 2022)

SOUTHPORT swimmer Holly Hibbert has qualified to compete at this summer’s Commonwealth Games.Holly, 22, will look to bring home medals in the 100m   Read more ...

Dad urges others to get checked out if they show signs of dementia

Dad urges others to get checked out if they show signs of dementia by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A SOUTHPORT dad has urged others who show early signs of dementia to get diagnosed as soon as possible after he put off going to the doctor because   Read more ...

Residents invited to next CCG Governing Body meetings

Residents invited to next CCG Governing Body meetings by Henry James (May 2022)

RESIDENTS in West Lancashire are being invited to see local NHS decision-making in action, again in a virtual setting.NHS West Lancashire Clinical   Read more ...

Inspiration School of Dance’s first production is a success

Inspiration School of Dance’s first production is a success by Henry James (May 2022)

EARLY May bank holiday weekend saw Inspiration School of Dance make their debut musical performance with Matilda Jr.The musical adaptation of the   Read more ...

Hospice teams up with bike ride event

Hospice teams up with bike ride event by Tom Martin (May 2022)

ST Joseph’s Hospice has been named the official charity partner for this year’s Liverpool to Chester Bike Ride.The Thornton-based hospice charity,   Read more ...

Man suffers serious head injury during assault

Man suffers serious head injury during assault by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A MAN needed hospital treatment to a serious head injury after a “nasty assault” by two people in Southport.At around 2am on Friday, May 13 officers   Read more ...

MP gives keynote speech at rail conference

MP gives keynote speech at rail conference by Tom Martin (May 2022)

SEFTON Central MP Bill Esterson gave the key note speech at the Railtex/Infrarail conference at London’s Olympia exhibition centre to highlight the   Read more ...

Merseyrail striving to raise mental health awareness

Merseyrail striving to raise mental health awareness by Henry James (May 2022)

MERSEYRAIL has become the latest signatory of the innovative Railway Mental Health Charter (RMHC).The Charter has been developed in collaboration   Read more ...

Jemma's trifle is fit for a Queen!

Jemma's trifle is fit for a Queen! by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A HOME baker’s humble trifle has been crowned the official pudding for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!Jemma Melvin, from Southport, beat competition   Read more ...

£200k to stop the rot on Pier!

£200k to stop the rot on Pier! by Tom Martin (May 2022)

MORE than £200,000 will be spent on replacing the entire Southport Pier decking due to rot.Southport Pier is a Grade II listed structure, which the   Read more ...

Presentation event held for supported interns

Presentation event held for supported interns by Henry James (May 2022)

SUPPORTED Internship students at West Lancashire College celebrated last night at a presentation event, where they were joined by local employers   Read more ...

Law firm donates £12k to charities

Law firm donates £12k to charities by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A SOUTHPORT law firm has donated more than £12,000 to local and national charities.Fletchers Solicitors has given the money to Queenscourt Hospice,   Read more ...

Bin teams suffer verbal abuse over collection delays

Bin teams suffer verbal abuse over collection delays by Tom Martin (May 2022)

BIN lorry drivers have been verbally abused by some residents in Sefton over the delays to bin collections.Sefton Council say the incidents are   Read more ...

Diesel Day at Southport Model Engineering Club

Diesel Day at Southport Model Engineering Club by Tom Martin (May 2022)

SOUTHPORT Model Engineering Club will hold a ‘Diesel Day’ on Sunday, May 22, from 11am-3pmFree rides will be offered to the public, with donations   Read more ...

Volunteers spruce up green spaces at charity

Volunteers spruce up green spaces at charity by Tom Martin (May 2022)

GREEN space located at homeless charity Emmaus Merseyside in Seaforth have been given a spring spruce-up by a team of volunteers.On Earth Day 2022 –   Read more ...

Julie enjoys afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace!

Julie enjoys afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace! by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A CROSBY mum has finally been able to enjoy a Buckingham Palace garden party after she was awarded a British Empire Medal last year.Julie Lawson   Read more ...

Emergency budget call by MP over cost of living crisis

Emergency budget call by MP over cost of living crisis by Henry James (May 2022)

MP Rosie Cooper has called on the government to act over the spiralling cost of living crisis with an emergency budget, as figures show the impact of   Read more ...

Abigail uses her autism as inspiration to fundraise for Borneo trip

Abigail uses her autism as inspiration to fundraise for Borneo trip by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A SOUTHPORT teenager wants to embark on a four-week expedition to Borneo to support local communities to “show that being autistic isn’t a barrier to   Read more ...

Martin to cycle 1,000 miles in memory of his dad

Martin to cycle 1,000 miles in memory of his dad by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A SOUTHPORT cyclist will take on a 1,000 mile challenge next month in memory of his dad.Martin Bailey, 49, from Kew, will take on the Cycle 300   Read more ...

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