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Renewed calls for water safety after beach tragedy by Tom Martin (July 2021)

FRESH calls have been made for people to stay safe if swimming in open water following the death of a 21-year-old student on Crosby beach.Hamza   Read more ...

Council leader welcomes isolation exemptions for staff by Tom Martin (July 2021)

SEFTON Council’s leader said he hopes the local authority can “start to recover” after the government released a list of job sectors whose workers   Read more ...

Ormskirk’s Tom Hartley plays in inaugural men’s match of The Hundred at the Oval by Henry James (July 2021)

FORMER Ormskirk Cricket Club player Tom Hartley put in an impressive performance for the Manchester Originals cricket side against the Oval   Read more ...

Melling development site manager receives a national award by Henry James (July 2021)

THE site manager of a Melling housing development has received a prestigious National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job award.Andy   Read more ...

Fire at Ormskirk primary school caused £2m of damage and will mean 18 months of disruption to pupils by Henry James (July 2021)

ROSIE Cooper MP alerted the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to the devastating arson that recently occurred at Asmall Primary School in Ormskirk, which   Read more ...

MP pays tribute to knife crime victims by Tom Martin (July 2021)

MP Bill Esterson spoke in the House of Commons about the devastating impact of knife crime and paid tributes to four men from Crosby who have all   Read more ...

Children create posters as part of beach litter campaign by Tom Martin (July 2021)

CREATIVE schoolchildren have come up with litter posters which will be used along the Sefton coast this summer to remind visitors to keep the beach   Read more ...

Police join forces with club to offer free boxing classes to youngsters by Henry James (July 2021)

YOUNG people are to be offered free boxing classes as part of a partnership between Skelmersdale Police and Birch Green Amateur Boxing Club.The club   Read more ...

Maghull Wind Orchestra take a sad year and make it better by Henry James (July 2021)

WHEN Maghull Wind Orchestra started recording virtual performances last year, they never thought more than 12 months later they would be up to   Read more ...

Police make arrests as part of domestic abuse crackdown by Tom Martin (July 2021)

POLICE made arrests in Sefton as part of a crackdown on domestic abuse in Merseyside.Teams of local officers led by Merseyside Police’s Protecting   Read more ...

Charity helps buy two defibs for local communities by Tom Martin (July 2021)

TWO more defibrillators are now available to use for communities in south Sefton thanks to fundraising by Crosby Housing Associsation.The charity   Read more ...

Children celebrate recycling design success by Henry James (July 2021)

EARLIER in the year, West Lancashire Borough Council launched their Recycling Superhero poster competition asking primary school aged children across   Read more ...

Boat builders feature on TV documentary by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A BOAT building company based in Aintree made its television debut on the Channel 4 documentary series My Floating Home.Swan Boat Builders, on   Read more ...

Chief executive of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust leaves her post after two years by Henry James (July 2021)

CHIEf executive of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, has left her position to take up the role of chief executive at Blackpool Teaching   Read more ...

Central Square toilets will reopen ‘if tenants agree to pay for them’ by Henry James (July 2021)

PUBLIC toilets could reopen on Maghull’s Central Square if the tenants were to unanimously agree to pay for the facility.The shopping centre’s   Read more ...

Comedian Tom O'Connor passes away by Tom Martin (July 2021)

TRIBUTES have been paid to comedian Tom O’Connor, who went to school in Crosby, after he passed away at teh age of 81.He had lived with Parkinson's   Read more ...

Emily and Harry competing for Team GB in Tokyo by Henry James (July 2021)

THE children of West Lancashire are looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics for two very special reasons.Emily Borthwick and Harry Coppell coached   Read more ...

Health experts remind people to get jabbed by Tom Martin (July 2021)

Doctors are reminding people in Southport and Formby of the importance of being vaccinated against COVID-19, and it couldn’t be easier to grab your   Read more ...

Former post office transformed into clinic by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A FORMER post office in Blundellsands has been given a half a million pound facelift and reopened as a clinic.The post office, on Blundellsands Road   Read more ...

Motorcyclist receives 'life-changing injuries' after crash by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A MOTORCYCLIST suffered “life-changing injuries” after hsi bike collided with a car on Southport’s Marine Drive last week.The accident happened   Read more ...

West Lancashire vaccination pop up clinics labelled a huge success by Henry James (July 2021)

WEST Lancashire’s run of pop up and vaccine bus clinics have been hailed as a huge success by health chiefs.NHS West Lancashire Clinical   Read more ...

Mother and daughter beauty queens to compete in America by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

A MOTHER and daughter pageant duo have raised more than £5,000 for charity – and are now set to compete in the Pure International Pageant competition   Read more ...

Remember when Ford claimed Capri Injection would be fast as lightning? by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

REMEMBER when Ford proudly boasted that its Capri Injection would go like lightning? You wouldn’t get away with it today – but then even the sound of   Read more ...

Brian reminisces about when he got medal from the Queen by Henry James (July 2021)

BRIAN Felton, 86, who lives at James Page House nursing home in Maghull has been reminiscing about receiving the British Empire Medal from the Queen   Read more ...

Police re-issue swim warning after removing youths from quarry site by Henry James (July 2021)

POLICE have urged people to stay away from the dangerous East Quarry in Appley Bridge after they had to remove a large group of youths who were   Read more ...

Four jailed over terror robbery at farm which left victim with gunshot wounds by Henry James (July 2021)

FOUR men have been jailed following a robbery in Aughton which left a man with serious gunshot wounds to his knee and ankle.Alan Daniels, 38, of   Read more ...

Man seriously injured after being struck by car by Henry James (July 2021)

A MAN has been left with serious chest and leg injuries after being hit by a car.Police were called at 10.30pm on Sunday, July 18 to reports of a   Read more ...

Mural honour for care workers unveiled by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

A MURAL has been unveiled which honours social care work in Southport.The 24ft by 20ft artwork, which is a ‘tribute to care workers and the   Read more ...

Bar design plan for former clothes shop set to be refused by council by Henry James (July 2021)

A PLANNING application to carry out façade work to 3 and 3A Moor Street, Ormskirk as part of wider plans to convert the former Dorothy Perkins shop   Read more ...

Birkdale grandfather appointed head of Nationwide Oddfellows by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

A GRANDFATHER who has been a member of national friendly society, the Oddfellows, for more than 70 years has been appointed one of the organisation’s   Read more ...

Former journalist pens debut rom-com novel by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

A FORMER journalist from Southport has signed a book deal with a major publisher for two romantic comedies based in Liverpool.Danielle Owen-Jones’   Read more ...

Motorcyclist in his 70s seriously injured collision by Henry James (July 2021)

A ROAD collision in Lathom has left a motorcyclist seriously injured.Police were called around 2.40pm on Saturday, July 17 to a report of an accident   Read more ...

Repeated flooding at school must finally be resolved, urges MP by Henry James (July 2021)

THE repeated flooding of Town Green Primary School in Aughton needs to finally be resolved, according to Rosie Cooper MP, who has called on   Read more ...

Petrol bomb thrown into house as family slept by Henry James (July 2021)

A PETROL bomb was thrown into a house as a family slept inside in an arson attack in Skelmersdale.Police were called at around 1am on Saturday,   Read more ...

STUDENTS FLATS PLAN FOR CLOSED ICELAND STORE by Henry James (July 2021)

PROPOSALS have been submitted to change the former Iceland store in Ormskirk town centre into student accommodation with small retail spaces on part   Read more ...

Remember when Ford claimed Capri Injection would be fast as lightning? by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

REMEMBER when Ford proudly boasted that its Capri Injection would go like lightning? You wouldn’t get away with it today – but then even the sound of   Read more ...

Check out this week's Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

The weekend sunshine has been very enjoyable and it’s good to see Southport busy again. Unfortunately the fine weather also encourages the   Read more ...

Residents invited to add their memories and artwork to new virtual museum and gallery by Henry James (July 2021)

A NEW virtual museum and gallery is being created to encapsulate the past, present and future of Ormskirk, and the borough council need people’s   Read more ...

Enjoy Sefton's beaches safely this summer – joint plea for visitors to be respectful by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

A NUMBER of organisations across Sefton are joining forces once again this summer to ensure local communities, and visitors from across the North   Read more ...

Most people happy with GP practices during pandemic by Henry James (July 2021)

MOST people in West Lancashire are happy with their GP practice during the pandemic period according to the results of an annual survey.Of the 1,945   Read more ...

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