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Bus strike having a massive impact on Skelmersdale’s residents

Bus strike having a massive impact on Skelmersdale’s residents by Henry James (August 2022)

SKELMERSDALE residents continue to be left with few transport options as the Arriva North West bus strike continues.Since July, Arriva North West has   Read more ...

Opening of new bus station in Ormskirk delayed because of nesting birds

Opening of new bus station in Ormskirk delayed because of nesting birds by Henry James (August 2022)

NESTING birds have caused a six week delay to the opening of the new Ormskirk bus station.The £3.4m Ormskirk Eastern Gateway Project - described as   Read more ...

£1.2m football hub scrapped after backlash from residents

£1.2m football hub scrapped after backlash from residents by Tom Martin (August 2022)

CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after controversial plans to build a £1.2million football hub in Orrell Mount park were scrapped by Sefton Council.The   Read more ...

Warning over bogus officer trying to scam residents

Warning over bogus officer trying to scam residents by Tom Martin (August 2022)

SEFTON residents are being warned of a new scam circulating where the fraudster is posing as a police officer to try and trick people and obtain   Read more ...

Halsall man, who suffered a cardiac arrest, says paramedic and his wife ‘helped save my life’

Halsall man, who suffered a cardiac arrest, says paramedic and his wife ‘helped save my life’ by Henry James (August 2022)

A HALSALL man has praised ambulance crews and his quick-thinking wife for saving his life after he suffered a cardiac arrest.On the morning of March   Read more ...

Businesses are urged to apply for Covid relief fund

Businesses are urged to apply for Covid relief fund by Tom Martin (August 2022)

SEFTON businesses have been urged by the Council to apply to the latest round of the Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund by the end of this month.To   Read more ...

Volunteers flying the flag for Southport!

Volunteers flying the flag for Southport! by Tom Martin (August 2022)

MORE community groups and park volunteers in Southport are celebrating Green Flag successes!After the Champion reported last week how Friends of   Read more ...

MP welcomes boost to police officer numbers

MP welcomes boost to police officer numbers by Tom Martin (August 2022)

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore claims a government pledge to recruit 20,000 additional officers by March 2023 is “well on track.”According to figures, 70%   Read more ...

Cost of living crisis increases its grip on country, MP Bill Esterson warns

Cost of living crisis increases its grip on country, MP Bill Esterson warns by Henry James (August 2022)

THE cost of living just got more costly for the people of Sefton, warns Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson.On Thursday the Bank of England’s Monetary   Read more ...

John McCormick takes over as President of The Rotary Club of Ormskirk

John McCormick takes over as President of The Rotary Club of Ormskirk by Henry James (August 2022)

IT’S been a busy start to the Rotary year for The Rotary Club of Ormskirk.John McCormick took over as President of the Club from from Phil Lee with   Read more ...

Fears eased over threat to town’s city bus link

Fears eased over threat to town’s city bus link by Henry James (August 2022)

A decision by Liverpool City Region transport chiefs and Arriva not to reduce the 310 bus service between Skelmersdale and Liverpool to one every   Read more ...

DERELICT CHURCH TO BE TURNED INTO FLATS

DERELICT CHURCH TO BE TURNED INTO FLATS by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A DERELICT former church in Waterloo, which has been blighted by vandals and fly-tipping since it closed 15 years ago, could be turned into   Read more ...

Show garden lands top prize

Show garden lands top prize by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A SHOW garden created by a group of green-fingered residents from Bootle, landed a top prize at RHS Tatton.Judges awarded the ‘Could Car Less’ show   Read more ...

Youths armed with golf clubs and basement bats in Birkdale

Youths armed with golf clubs and basement bats in Birkdale by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A GANG of young yobs armed with golf clubs, baseball bats and metal bars sparked concern from local residents after they were seen roaming the   Read more ...

Beatles tribute act become youngest band to get a residency at the Cavern

Beatles tribute act become youngest band to get a residency at the Cavern by Tom Martin (August 2022)

 A YOUNG Beatles tribute act with two members from Crosby are making waves in the music scene and are already performing regularly at the famous   Read more ...

Globe-trotting sales director pens autobiography

Globe-trotting sales director pens autobiography by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A MINER’S son who became a globe-trotting sales director has penned a book about his fascinating life – and how he became good friends with Sir Ken   Read more ...

Water firm slammed by wife of disabled man for lack of help over ‘dry weekend’

Water firm slammed by wife of disabled man for lack of help over ‘dry weekend’ by Tom Martin (August 2022)

HOUSEHOLDS who recently went a weekend without running water have received compensation from United Utilities - but the company has come under   Read more ...

Call to refurb historic Queen Victoria statue

Call to refurb historic Queen Victoria statue by Tom Martin (August 2022)

CALLS are being made for  the historic statue of Queen Victoria in Southport town centre to be given a revamp after it was described as “looking a   Read more ...

Borough takes part in slavery globe project

Borough takes part in slavery globe project by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A ground-breaking art education project will see globes placed across the borough to highlight slavery.The World Reimagine project is a national   Read more ...

Woman, 35, arrested for ‘outraging public decency’

Woman, 35, arrested for ‘outraging public decency’ by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A BOOTLE woman was charged with outraging public decency. after several videos were  widely shared on social media showing two people having sex   Read more ...

Investigatory works to begin for new Marine Lake Events Centre

Investigatory works to begin for new Marine Lake Events Centre by Tom Martin (August 2022)

INVESTIGATORY works are set to begin at the site of the new Marine Lake Events Centre.Letters have been sent to local residents to inform them that   Read more ...

New book explores history of football and rugby in Southport

New book explores history of football and rugby in Southport by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A NEW book has been published exploring the history of rugby and football in the Southport area between 1872-1889.The Town’s Game has been penned by   Read more ...

Inflatable theme park opens up in high school

Inflatable theme park opens up in high school by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A POP-UP inflatable theme park has been set-up inside Stanley High School to offer children a chance to enjoy inflatable assault courses, ball pools,   Read more ...

Writers’ Circle to host literary festival

Writers’ Circle to host literary festival by Tom Martin (August 2022)

TO celebrate 50 years of encouraging the written and spoken word, Southport Writers’ Circle are hosting a literary festival, open for all to come   Read more ...

MP Rosie Cooper offers support so social care workers

MP Rosie Cooper offers support so social care workers by Tom Martin (August 2022)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has reinforced her support for social care workforce funding, by signing up to stand with carers demanding continued   Read more ...

Para-athlete dreams of competing in Commonwealth Games

Para-athlete dreams of competing in Commonwealth Games by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A YOUNG para-athlete has been inspired by the Commonwealth Games and said that “one day I want to be in their shoes.”Amy Thompson, 15, who studies at   Read more ...

Maps for 'dog friendly walking routes' installed at Crosby Coastal Park

Maps for 'dog friendly walking routes' installed at Crosby Coastal Park by Tom Martin (August 2022)

NEW maps showing ‘dog-friendly walking routes’ have been installed at Crosby Coastal Park.The signs also show the locations of poo bins, which is   Read more ...

Play area opens as part of park revamp

Play area opens as part of park revamp by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A NEGLECTED park in Thornton has been transformed with the arrival of a new children’s play area, as well as new bins, paths, benches and trees.The   Read more ...

‘Planet Protectors’ clean up the streets!

‘Planet Protectors’ clean up the streets! by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A TEAM of dedicated ‘Planet Protectors’ have begun the first stage of a huge clean up operation in the Church Ward area of Seaforth.The clean up   Read more ...

Man jailed for two knife-point robberies at same corner shop

Man jailed for two knife-point robberies at same corner shop by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A MAN has been jailed for two terrifying knife-point robberies which he carried out at the same shop in Bootle earlier this year.Peter Bennett, aged   Read more ...

Work on new Waterstones shop in Chapel Street underway

Work on new Waterstones shop in Chapel Street underway by Tom Martin (August 2022)

WORK is underway at the home of Waterstones’ new branch on Chapel Street, ahead of an opening date later this month.The bookshop is set to depart its   Read more ...

Ukrainian couple who fled war start business in Southport

Ukrainian couple who fled war start business in Southport by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A YOUNG couple who lost everything when bombs began to fall on Ukraine have set up a new business in Southport. Anastasia Kozmina and boyfriend   Read more ...

Pub ‘flourishing’ after fears it would be turned into flats

Pub ‘flourishing’ after fears it would be turned into flats by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A POPULAR pub which was nearly lost forever when plans were revealed in 2019 to turn it into flats, is now flourishing a year after reopening,The   Read more ...

‘Respect our beaches’ plea as more visitors flock to coast

‘Respect our beaches’ plea as more visitors flock to coast by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A NUMBER of organisations have joined forced to spread the word on the dos and dont’s of visiting Sefton’s beaches.The joint action by Sefton Coast   Read more ...

£75 fines brought in to tackle ASB across Sefton

£75 fines brought in to tackle ASB across Sefton by Tom Martin (August 2022)

TOUGHER rules are now in place across the borough’s coastlines and town centres, meaning people can now receive £75 on-the-spot fines for anti-social   Read more ...

£7million secured to boost domestic abuse support

£7million secured to boost domestic abuse support by Tom Martin (August 2022)

MORE than £7million will be spent on domestic abuse and sexual violence support across Lancashire.The funding, awarded by the Ministry of Justice,   Read more ...

Churchtown tennis tournament serves up £2,000 charity donation

Churchtown tennis tournament serves up £2,000 charity donation by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A TENNIS tournament held in Churchtown has helped serve a charity with a £2,000 donation!Northmeols Lawn Tennis Club held an ‘American Tennis   Read more ...

Botanic Gardens in running to be crowned UK’s ‘favourite park’

Botanic Gardens in running to be crowned UK’s ‘favourite park’ by Tom Martin (August 2022)

BOTANIC Gardens has been shortlisted in  a national competition to find the UK’s favourite park.The Churchtown park is among 364 parks and green   Read more ...

Eleanor celebrates her 100th birthday!

Eleanor celebrates her 100th birthday! by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A FORMER Southport resident has celebrated her 100th birthday with her family and friends.Eleanor Hoult Stansfield, who was born on July 30 1992, was   Read more ...

Bus changes in Ainsdale postponed following public anger

Bus changes in Ainsdale postponed following public anger by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A PLAN to scrap the 49 bus route has been ‘postponed’ by Arriva, following uproar from local commuters in Ainsdale.The Champion reported how the bus   Read more ...

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