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RNLI to start patrols at Crosby Beach from tomorrow (Saturday, May 30) by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE RNLI are starting patrols on Crosby Beach from tomorrow.Recent hot weather and the easing of lockdown has led to thousands of people flocking to   Read more ...

Foodbank is given £28,000 donation as a legacy to a 'dedicated' volunteer by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SKELMERSDALE’S Trussell Trust Foodbank have been given a £28,000 donation from a bank chain to help it through the coronavirus pandemic – in memory   Read more ...

Glass maker has been showing her true colours for charity – by creating rainbow themed hearts! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A GLASS maker from Mawdesley has been showing her true colours for charity – by creating rainbow themed hearts!Julie Langan, a glass artisan whose   Read more ...

New £200million Coronavirus Community Support Fund is launched by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A NEW £200million Coronavirus Community Support Fund has been launched which is aimed at charity and community organisations.West Lancashire MP Rosie   Read more ...

Would you like to volunteer at a charity shop? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

AGE UK Lancashire are looking for more volunteers ahead of reopening their charity shops.The older people’s charity is reopening its charity shops   Read more ...

Joint appeal for members of the public to be 'sensible and respectful' at Sefton's beauty spots by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

MERSEYSIDE Police are joining forces with Sefton Council and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service to remind people to continue to be sensible and   Read more ...

Are you set to Go Wild this June? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A RECORD number of around 430,000 people are, so far, set to participate in The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild challenge which begins on Monday (June   Read more ...

A dad who set fire to a storage shed belonging to Nandos after failing to break into it has walked free from court by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A DAD who set fire to a storage shed belonging to Nandos after failing to break into it has walked free from court.The blaze deliberately started by   Read more ...

First ever ‘virtual’ English Tourism Week highlights the industry and its importance to the local economy by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE first-ever ‘virtual’ English Tourism Week has been held to highlight the industry and its importance to the local economy.West Lancashire MP   Read more ...

Help is available for domestic abuse victims by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

HELP is available for people in Lancashire who are experiencing domestic abuse and would like advice, support or just someone to talk to.  During the   Read more ...

Academic is awarded funding by the Royal Society to develop new ways of monitoring air pollution by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

AN Edge Hill academic has been awarded funding by the Royal Society to develop new ways of monitoring air pollution.Paul Aplin, Professor of   Read more ...

Calls for Sefton Council to suspend pay and display parking charges in Southport for the rest of the year in bid to boost the local economy by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A SOUTHPORT resident is calling on Sefton Council to suspend pay and display parking charges in the town centre for the rest of the year in bid to   Read more ...

The family of a much-loved father and grandfather have paid tribute to him by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE family of a much-loved father and grandfather have paid tribute to him after he passed away.Michael Johnson, from Skelmersdale, who worked and   Read more ...

Leader of Sefton Conservative Group calls for increased parking for coastline visitors - but Council chiefs reiterate that safety must be prioritised by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE leader of the Sefton Conservative Group is calling for Sefton Council to increase parking for coastline visitors.Councillor Tony Brough believes   Read more ...

Community first responders have given almost 10,000 hours of support to North West Ambulance Service during the pandemic by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

COMMUNITY first responders have given almost 10,000 hours of support to North West Ambulance Service during the pandemic.CFRs are volunteers, trained   Read more ...

Fire rips through Formby Pinewoods - damaging an area larger than a football pitch by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A BLAZE has ripped through Formby Pinewoods, damaging an area larger than a football pitch as temperatures soared.Chiefs at Merseyside Fire & Rescue   Read more ...

Galloway's chiefs thank volunteers who have 'rallied around the community' during the pandemic by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

CHIEFS at a sight loss charity have thanked their volunteers who have ‘continued to provide support to blind and visually impaired people across   Read more ...

Shadow Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration flags up concerns after announcement of a rise in UK unemployment by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE Shadow Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration has reacted with concern to the announcement of a rise in UK unemployment and called on the   Read more ...

The team at St. Joseph’s Hospice have thanked their ‘incredible team’ ahead of Volunteers Week by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE team at St. Joseph’s Hospice have thanked their ‘incredible team’ ahead of Volunteers Week.Chiefs at the Thornton hospice have sent a special   Read more ...

Determined schoolgirl set to cycle an incredible 400 miles during June for Queenscourt Hospice by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A DETERMINED schoolgirl is preparing to cycle an incredible 400 miles during June to raise desperately-needed funds for Queenscourt Hospice.Danielle   Read more ...

Lancashire's schools are being advised to delay opening to more pupils. by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

LANCASHIRE’S schools are being advised to delay opening to more pupils.The government says it wants to see primary schools reopen to all children in   Read more ...

Chiefs at Queenscourt Hospice say that a ‘swell of community support is helping to sustain them' by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

CHIEFS at Queenscourt Hospice in Kew say that a ‘swell of community support is helping to sustain them as the charity faces a steep downturn in   Read more ...

Shocked father appeals for help after finding drug-takers using the entryway to his flats due to 'unsuitable, flimsy doors' by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A FATHER of two is calling for urgent action after drug-takers began using his block to take illegal substances in front of children – and says it is   Read more ...

Five lucky winners in Skelmersdale are celebrating after winning £1,000 each thanks to their postcode by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

Five lucky winners in Skelmersdale are celebrating after winning £1,000 each thanks to their postcode.The Kestrel Mews neighbours netted the windfall   Read more ...

Rotarians donate to four charities during the lockdown by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

ROTARIANS across Maghull and Aughton have sprung into action to help during the coronavirus pandemic.They have donated undisclosed sums to the South   Read more ...

New study finds that the coronavirus may be weakening by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SCIENTISTS around the globe are desperately trying to find a cure for the coronavirus – and researchers at Arizona State University have announced   Read more ...

West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 Hour Race will go online by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

DUE to the global pandemic, the West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 Hour Race committee has made the tough decision to cancel the 2020 edition of the 24   Read more ...

Is it time for you to start a love affair with insects? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

MANY North West residents will be appreciating gardens and parks and the wonderful, colourful wildlife that lives there, for the first time during   Read more ...

Freemasons raise more than £1million to support those affected by the coronavirus pandemic by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

FREEMASONS have raised more than £1million to support those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.Members of the West Lancashire Freemasons together   Read more ...

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

We are in Week 10 of lockdown, but a warm Bank Holiday Monday has been a real treat.I am still home-working, as are many of our Sefton Citizens   Read more ...

Budding young artist raises £1,500 for NHS after selling her pictures around the globe by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A BUDDING young artist has raised more than £1,500 for Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals after selling her pictures around the globe.Running out of   Read more ...

Sefton motorists are given 'warning notes' that they must pay for parking - or risk a fine by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

TRAFFIC wardens have been issuing warning notices to motorists across Sefton, reminding them that they must not risk parking in pay and display areas   Read more ...

Southport Rugby Football Club has launched a fundraising appeal to help them through the coronavirus crisis by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

CHIEFS at Southport Rugby Football Club has launched a fundraising appeal to help them through the impact of the coronavirus crisis.The club, based   Read more ...

Singer-songwriter from Netherton records and releases her first album - during lockdown! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A singer-songwriter from Netherton has released three singles from her very first album – which was recorded during the coronavirus lockdown!Mum of   Read more ...

RNLI and HM Coastguard launch new beach safety campaign by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE RNLI and HM Coastguard have launched beach safety campaign urging parents to protect their families and save lives at the coast this summer.The   Read more ...

Check out the very latest Life on Cars! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

IMPENDING parenthood got a little bit more real the other day. I’ve been given a book to read on all the housework, gardening and general chores I’m   Read more ...

Unattended campfire sparks blaze at Ainsdale Pinewoods by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

FIREFIGHTERS spent three hours battling a blaze in Ainsdale Pinewoods – which was started by an unattended campfire.A spokesperson for Merseyside   Read more ...

Three days of coronavirus testing is taking place at Southport Eco Centre by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SEFTON Borough’s next military-run Mobile Test Centre is taking place at Southport Eco Centre from today (Monday, May 25) to Wednesday, May 27.Tests   Read more ...

Mum and son team create Sea of Smiles in a bid to net funds for not one but three local charities by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A MUM and son team have created a ‘Sea of Smiles’ in a bid to net funds for not one but three local charities.Ann Myers, 48 and her son Tom, 27, who   Read more ...

Staff in Lancashire's schools have been praised for their 'magnificent job' by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

STAFF at Lancashire's schools have been praised for the 'magnificent job' they have been doing during the coronavirus outbreak.The majority of   Read more ...

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