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Three men released under investigation after reports of drone being flown near Aintree racecourse by Henry James (April 2021)

THREE people arrested on Thursday, April 9, on suspicion of offences under the Air Navigation Order, after reports of a drone being flown near to   Read more ...

MP hits out at Sefton Council for 'unresponsiveness' of authority to correspondence by Henry James (April 2021)

SEFTON Council has been criticised by West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper who has expressed frustration at the “unresponsiveness” of the authority to her   Read more ...

Return of the Champion! by Malcolm Hindle (April 2021)

The Champion is back on the street today (Wednesday, April 14)The third national lockdown forced us to pause our publications, as it did in previous   Read more ...

Officers recommend retirement living scheme be approved despite objections from residents by Henry James (April 2021)

PROPOSALS to build a retirement living scheme of 44 residential units at the site of the former Royal British Legion on Liverpool Road South in   Read more ...

Britannia Hotels fined £80,000 after Prince of Wales guest suffered life-changing injuries in railings fall by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

A HOTEL chain has been fined £80,000 after a guest at the Prince of Wales on Lord Street suffered ‘life-changing injuries’ in a 6ft fall through   Read more ...

Formby Hall appoints new manager by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

THE new manager at Formby Hall plans to ‘take the helm’ as the club reopens.With an early career at the Stakis Hotel Group in his native Glasgow,   Read more ...

‘Support local businesses’ urges BID boss, as lockdown restrictions ease by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

RESIDENTS are being urged to ‘invest in their town and support local businesses’ as the first stage of lockdown easing begins.Southport BID’s chief   Read more ...

Enjoy yourselves safely, urge police chiefs by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

‘ENJOY yourselves safely’ is the latest message from police chiefs, to ‘prevent another rise in coronavirus cases.’Mersyside Police Chief Inspector   Read more ...

Maghull Radio holding event to remember Hillsborough by Henry James (April 2021)

MAGHULL Radio will be holding a Remembrance Coffee to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster.It will be held at Costa Coffee in   Read more ...

Significant parts of the indoor economy spring back into action in West Lancashire by Henry James (April 2021)

HAIRDRESSERS, gyms, shops, libraries, pubs and restaurants with outdoor seating reopened in West Lancashire on a sunny, but very cold spring day on   Read more ...

Pictures show progress on Skelmersdale town centre scheme by Henry James (April 2021)

AS our pictures show, work has been pressing ahead on the new Skelmersdale town centre and its anchor stores Lidl and B&M Bargains.Work got underway   Read more ...

Domestic cleaning firm hits 25 year anniversary by Henry James (April 2021)

ORMSKIRK business owner, Chris Wootton, celebrated a huge milestone as his domestic cleaning business Poppies reaches its 25-year anniversary on   Read more ...

Have you seen missing man? by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

HAVE you seen this man?Merseyside Police are appealing for the public's help to trace Martin Smith, 29, who is missing from his home in Hungate   Read more ...

New police chief takes charge at Merseyside force by Henry James (April 2021)

SERENA Kennedy has taken up her new role as Merseyside Police’s first female Chief Constable.Chief Constable Kennedy has 28 years of policing   Read more ...

Proposals which will see ten pin bowling alley in Concourse validated by council by Henry James (April 2021)

AMBITIOUS proposals which will see the second floor of the Concourse Shopping Centre redeveloped to create a ten pin bowling alley, an indoor mini   Read more ...

‘Stay vigilant and get your second vaccine dose' urges Sefton's director of public health by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

SEFTON residents are being urged to attend appointments for their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.More than 1.4million vaccines have already been   Read more ...

Death of Prince Philip marked across borough by Henry James (April 2021)

WEST Lancashire Borough Council has opened an electronic book of condolence for residents to pay their respects to Prince Philip.The Queen’s husband,   Read more ...

‘Stay vigilant - get your second vaccine dose’ urges Sefton's public health chief by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

SEFTON residents are being urged to attend appointments for their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.More than 1.4million vaccines have already been   Read more ...

Having to isolate doesn’t mean you are on your own! by Malcolm Hindle (April 2021)

SEFTON residents are being reminded that having to isolate, due to COVID-19, doesn’t mean they are ‘isolated.’Sefton Council has developed a campaign   Read more ...

Care scheme launches egg themed competition for residents by Henry James (April 2021)

TO rally up egg-citement around the Easter weekend, Brookside extra care scheme in Ormskirk launched an egg themed competition for their   Read more ...

Staff wanted to help out at polling venues by Malcolm Hindle (April 2021)

WOULD you like to work at a Sefton Polling Station? Sefton has 132 polling stations in operation on polling day.  Polling station staff work inside   Read more ...

‘Outstanding’ police chief steps down to take on new role by Malcolm Hindle (April 2021)

MERSEYSIDE Police Chief Constable Andy Cooke has been praised as an ‘outstanding leader with vision, integrity and determination’ after stepping down   Read more ...

Rapid coronavirus testing is available by Henry James (April 2021)

RAPID coronavirus testing is now available, as the county heads out of lockdown and looks towards its recovery.The rapid testing kits, for people   Read more ...

Annual Merseyside Police Community First Awards recognised ‘dedication, bravery and professionalism’ by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

THE annual Merseyside Police Community First Awards have recognised police officers, staff, volunteers and community partners for their ‘dedication,   Read more ...

Police recover car stolen from a burglary in Greater Manchester area by Henry James (April 2021)

SKELMERSDALE Police’s Team 2 Immediate Response and Neighbourhood Task Force have been busy after this vehicle failed to stop.The vehicle was   Read more ...

Annual Merseyside Police Community First Awards recognised ‘dedication, bravery and professionalism’ by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

THE annual Merseyside Police Community First Awards have recognised police officers, staff, volunteers and community partners for their ‘dedication,   Read more ...

Government handing out £18m for cycle training for children and their families by Henry James (April 2021)

TRANSPORT Secretary Grant Shapps has announced £18m for cycle training across the country to ensure children and their families have the confidence   Read more ...

‘Outstanding’ police chief steps down to take on new role by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

MERSEYSIDE Police Chief Constable Andy Cooke has been praised as an ‘outstanding leader with vision, integrity and determination’ after stepping down   Read more ...

Pensioner was caught with dozens of 'extreme' animal porn videos when police raided his home by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

A Birkdale pensioner was caught with dozens of animal porn videos when police raided his home, a court heard.Albert Redman, 70, had amassed almost   Read more ...

Parbold Hill campaign group press for rethink on landfill decision by Henry James (April 2021)

CAMPAIGNers claim they have forced Lancashire County Council to listen to residents and professional advice and ‘think again’ before allowing   Read more ...

Having to isolate doesn't mean you have to feel isolated, council chiefs reassure residents by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

SEFTON residents are being reminded that having to isolate, due to COVID-19, doesn’t mean they are ‘isolated.’Sefton Council has developed a campaign   Read more ...

Having to isolate doesn’t mean you are on your own! by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

SEFTON residents are being reminded that having to isolate, due to COVID-19, doesn’t mean they are ‘isolated.’Sefton Council has developed a campaign   Read more ...

Admit it – you probably put on a few pounds during lockdown by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

GO ON, it’s okay to admit it – you probably put on a few pounds during lockdown. With the gym being shut, the weather not being especially nice out   Read more ...

Screenlife programme ends with an online ceremony by Henry James (April 2021)

EDGE Hill and Screenlife Liverpool’s Accelerator Programme has ended with an online ceremony to celebrate its participants being the UK’s first ever   Read more ...

2021 Southport Air Show will not take place this year by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

THE 2021 Southport Air Show will not take place this year – due to continued uncertainty over large scale events.Anyone who has already purchased a   Read more ...

Charity supporters invited to celebrate Captain Sir Tom’s achievements by Henry James (April 2021)

A CHARITY-BASED in West Lancashire is inviting its supporters to take part in a national fundraising event to celebrate the achievements of Captain   Read more ...

Young dad became addicted to cannabis during Holland stay by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

A YOUNG dad from Formby  who became addicted to cannabis while working in the Netherlands, carried on with his habit after returning to   Read more ...

County moves into ‘recovery phase’ by Henry James (April 2021)

AS the county moves into the recovery phase of the pandemic, the Lancashire Resilience Forum (LRF) – a multi-agency partnership leading the area’s   Read more ...

Calls for vital rail services between Southport and Manchester to be maintained by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

CALLS are being made for the Prime Minister to maintain vital rail services between Southport and Manchester. A cross-party group of MPs and   Read more ...

Twice-weekly rapid Covid tests to become available by Henry James (April 2021)

PEOPLE in Sefton will be able to access twice-weekly rapid tests for coronavirus from tomorrow (Friday, April 9).Margaret Jones, Sefton Council’s   Read more ...

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