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Appeal for vigilance after Southport's Christmas tree is vandalised by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

CCTV cameras are being installed near Southport’s Christmas tree after it was targeted by vandals on Wednesday, December 2.The damage has already   Read more ...

Hospital's senior doctors recognised at virtual awards event by Henry James (December 2020)

AWARD winning senior doctors at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals recently swept the boards at a virtual awards event hosted by Health Education   Read more ...

Intensive Care Unit team win nursing award for their Covid-19 response by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

THE Intensive Care Unit (ICU) team at Southport hospital has won a prestigious national award from Nursing Times, thanks to the innovative ways team   Read more ...

Plans coming together for targeted Covid testing for people not showing symptoms by Henry James (December 2020)

AFTER the Government’s announcement that it was extending COVID-19 testing for people not showing coronavirus symptoms to 67 Council areas including   Read more ...

Can you help little Klaus? by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

CAN you help a seven week old puppy who is suffering from severe dehydration?Liz Gould, a volunteer fundraiser with Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary based   Read more ...

Youngsters treated to Christmas surprise by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

THE team at Marshside Primary School have treated their pupils to a festive surprise in the run-up to Christmas!Natasha Sandland, headteacher at the   Read more ...

Council offer shoppers parking incentive by Henry James (December 2020)

CHRISTMAS shoppers coming to Ormskirk will be able to park for up to five hours for just £1 this festive period.Parking charges resumed on   Read more ...

Have you seen this man? by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

HAVE you seen this man? Detectives investigating drug offences in Sefton would like to speak to Brendan Gillam, 24, in connection with an ongoing   Read more ...

Southport firm launches double charity fundraiser to 'help make a difference this Christmas' by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

CHIEFS at a Southport firm have launched a double charity fundraiser in a bid to ‘make a difference this Christmas.’Ryan Armitage, director at   Read more ...

MP believes Community Testing programme could be borough's route out of Tier 3 by Henry James (December 2020)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has called on local councils and the Health Secretary to prioritise West Lancashire for the new Community Testing   Read more ...

Youngsters delighted to be treated to a surprise Winter Wonderland! by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

YOUNGSTERS at Birkdale Primary School were delighted to be welcomed to a surprise Winter Wonderland this week – complete with an industrial snow   Read more ...

Residents being encouraged to send Christmas cards to care homes by Henry James (December 2020)

THE countdown to Christmas is now on and residents are being encouraged to send a card to their local care home to brighten up someone's day.Cards   Read more ...

Police to crack down on drink and drug-drivers this month as road safety campaign launched by Henry James (December 2020)

LANCASHIRE Police will be cracking down on drink and drug-drivers this month after their annual Christmas road safety campaign launched on Tuesday,   Read more ...

Check out the latest Life on Cars column! by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

CHRIS REA’S understandably looking a tad clueless this year. He will be driving home for Christmas – but there’s a 70 per cent chance that he won’t   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

I AM writing this on ‘Cyber Monday’ as online shopping is expected to reach its peak. Hopefully, by the time you read this, shops will be open again,   Read more ...

Local choir ‘Sing It Out’ through lockdown - and are set to release charity single! by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A POP choir based in Formby are set to release their charity single tomorrow to raise funds for Childline.PopVox Formby is one of several North West   Read more ...

Force launches annual Christmas drink and drug driving campaign, reminding motorists that 'drink or drug driving shatters lives' by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

CHIEFS at Merseyside Police have launched their annual Christmas drink and drug driving campaign, reminding motorists that drink or drug driving   Read more ...

Entertainer turns his hand to writing children's books! by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A SUCCESSFUL entertainer has turned his hand to penning children’s books!Asa Murphy, 49, from Maghull, has performed all over the world singing Big   Read more ...

Youngsters mark Mental Health Week by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

YOUNGSTERS at Ormskirk CE Primary School have enjoyed a range of activities during Mental Health Week. They followed the BBC’s Five To Thrive   Read more ...

Reward offered to find missing Maine Coon by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

HAVE you seen a missing Maine Coon called Lenny in Burscough?The three year old indoor cat escaped from the house on Springfield Close with his furry   Read more ...

Virtual Christmas concert produced and performed by Waterloo choir will be held online on Sunday, December 13 by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A VIRTUAL Christmas concert produced and performed by St. Edmund's Choir based in Waterloo is due to be streamed to Facebook and YouTube on Sunday,   Read more ...

Formby woman launches new lantern-lit ghost tour through Liverpool's St James' Cemetery by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A FORMBY woman and her partner have launched a new lantern-lit ghost tour through Liverpool's St James' Cemetery.Natasha Llewellyn, 22, a former   Read more ...

Housing firm boosts Sefton church supporting families at Christmas with a £1,000 donation by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

CHIEFS at Barratt Homes North West have donated £1,000 to a charity providing food and essential items to families in Sefton as part of its Our Space   Read more ...

More than a quarter more potholes are being fixed across Lancashire by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE number of potholes being fixed in Lancashire has increased by 28% since last year, new figures have revealed. Between 1 January and the end of   Read more ...

Campaigners call on Trust to re-think bringing back parking charges at their sites in Southport and Ormskirk by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

CAMPAIGNERS have called on the local hospital trust to re-think a decision to reintroduce parking charges at their sites in Southport and   Read more ...

Do you recognise these men? by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

DO you recognise these two males?Merseyside Police officers believe they may have information that could help detectives investigating an assault in   Read more ...

Former nautical lecturer is awarded a special accolade for ‘meritorious service’ to the Merchant Navy by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A FORMER nautical lecturer has been awarded a special accolade for ‘meritorious service’ to the Merchant Navy.Father of two Alan Wall, 62, from   Read more ...

Merseyrail increases services after second lockdown ends by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

Following the Government’s announcement that the Liverpool City Region will be placed in Tier 2 restrictions from this Tuesday (December 2)   Read more ...

West Lancashire residents urged to get 'Winter Ready' by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

AS winter approaches, West Lancashire residents are being encouraged to get Winter Ready.With the nights drawing in and as the winter months   Read more ...

Fifty blocks of cannabis seized and £100k in cash recovered after vehicle stop check on Brooms Cross Road by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

OFFICERS have arrested three people for drugs offences and money laundering after 50 blocks of cannabis resin and around £110k in cash were recovered   Read more ...

Heartless vandals destroy special bench installed in memory of mum of two by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

HEARTLESS vandals have ruined a special bench that was installed in memory of a Melling mum who died in a tragic cycling accident in Aughton.Alison   Read more ...

Songwriter and singer join forces to enter Liverpool International Song For Kindness Contest by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A FORMER Southport KGV student who is now a lyricist and songwriter has loaned one of his songs to a talented up-and-coming singer.JJ Parki, 32, who   Read more ...

Putting Lancashire into Tier 3 is 'using a sledgehammer to crack a nut' says West Lancs MP by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE announcement that Lancashire will go into Tier 3 on December 2 has been criticised by West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper, who accused the government   Read more ...

Cracking effort! Mosaic artist set to appear on DIY SOS by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A BICKERSTAFFE contemporary mosaic artist is set to appear on the hit BBC One show DIY SOS, hosted presenter Nick Knowles.David O’Brien made a   Read more ...

Would you like to 'Light up a Life' this Christmas? by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WOULD you like to ‘Light up a Life’ this Christmas?The team at Woodlands Hospice on Longmoor Lane have launched their annual campaign has launched,   Read more ...

Would you like a personalised letter from Santa this Christmas? by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WOULD you like a personalised letter from Santa?The team at Woodlands Hospice on Longmoor Lane have a launched a ‘Message from Santa’ service this   Read more ...

Angry residents want the council to put the brakes on £120,000 plans to tarmac an ‘historic’ public pathway by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

ANGRY residents and horseriders from Little Crosby want the council to put the brakes on £120,000 plans to tarmac an ‘historic’ public pathway as   Read more ...

Southport BID chiefs encourage shoppers to support local businesses safely in the run-up to Christmas by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

SHOPPERS are being encouraged to go out and support local shops, restaurants and other Southport businesses in the run-up to Christmas, in a safe   Read more ...

Southport Hesketh Round Table will officially travel Southport's streets in December with their Santa Float! by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

SANTA and his sleigh is officially ON - and coming to a street near you!It’s been an unusual year but not even a worldwide pandemic will stop Santa   Read more ...

Thirteen top police dogs feature in special calendar to help raise money for young people's charity by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THIRTEEN of Merseyside Police’s top police dogs have featured in a charity calendar to help raise money for young people.The stars of the calendar   Read more ...

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