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Youngster thrilled to win Woodlands Lodge Care Home’s ‘Name Our Salon’ competition by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A SEVEN year old has won Woodlands Lodge Care Home’s ‘Name Our Salon’ competition.The team at the Lodge on Church Road appealed to members of the   Read more ...

Burglary warnings over summer months by Tom Martin (July 2020)

SEFTON homeowners are being urged by police to take precautions to prevent burglary as more lockdown restrictions are eased.With more people leaving   Read more ...

Police crackdown on off-road bikes on cycle path by Tom Martin (July 2020)

POLICE have carried out further searches of a cycle path between Ormskirk and Maghull following more reports of off-road motorbikes being used by   Read more ...

Youngster nicknamed Rapunzel set to crop her flowing locks to raise funds for a children’s hair loss charity by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A SEVEN year old girl nicknamed Rapunzel is set to crop her flowing locks to raise funds for a children’s hair loss charity.Amelie Johnston, a pupil   Read more ...

Postmaster reached finals of North West awards for going 'above and beyond' during pandemic by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

THE postmaster at the Bispham Road Post Office reached the finals of the North West We’re Stronger Together Awards.The great work by David Hartley   Read more ...

Lancashire’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2025 backed by council by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

LANCASHIRE County Council has reaffirmed it's support to a bid for the whole county to be named the UK City of Culture in 2025.At a meeting of the   Read more ...

Glass maker smashes fundraising target! by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A GLASS maker from Mawdesley has smashed her fundraising target of £10,000, which will be donated to a homeless charity. Glass artisan Julie Langan   Read more ...

More foster parents needed for vulnerable children by Tom Martin (July 2020)

PEOPLE in West Lancashire who could change a local child's or young person's life and foster with Lancashire County Council are being urged to come   Read more ...

Two people stabbed in street attack by Tom Martin (July 2020)

TWO people were stabbed in Skelmersdale during a shocking attack in broad daylight.The incident occurred on Wednesday, July 8 in Thurston when a   Read more ...

Testicular cancer survivor urges people to Race for Life at Home this summer for charity by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A DAD of two from Southport, who survived testicular cancer, is rallying people to Race for Life at Home this summer to help raise vital funds for   Read more ...

More funding to repair 'moss roads' by Tom Martin (July 2020)

LANCASHIRE County Council has agreed a major package of road improvements after receiving an extra £15.9million from the Department for Transport.The   Read more ...

Concerns over safety of Fiveways Junction taken to government by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has taken her calls for Fiveways Junction to be given safety improvements to the Home Secretary.Last week, the   Read more ...

Over 75s will have to pay TV licences by Malcolm Hindle (July 2020)

PENSIONERS over 75 in Sefton and West Lancashire will have to start paying for a TV licence after the controversial plan was confirmed by the BBC.It   Read more ...

Over 75s will have to pay TV licences by Malcolm Hindle (July 2020)

PENSIONERS over 75 in Sefton and West Lancashire will have to start paying for a TV licence after the controversial plan was confirmed by the BBC.It   Read more ...

Over 75s will have to pay TV licences by Tom Martin (July 2020)

PENSIONERS over 75 in Sefton and West Lancashire will have to start paying for a TV licence after the controversial plan was confirmed by the BBC.It   Read more ...

Marine form ladies’ team by Tom Martin (July 2020)

MARINE FC has formed its first ever women's team.The new side has been launched with immediate effect and will enter the Liverpool County FA Women’s   Read more ...

Police issue CCTV images of wanted people after Liverpool FC crowd trouble at Pier Head by Tom Martin (July 2020)

CCTV images of 12 men and one woman have been issued by police following the mass gathering of Liverpool fans at the Pier Head last month.On Friday,   Read more ...

Green light for energy firms to chase unpaid bills by Tom Martin (July 2020)

ENERGY companies have been given the go-ahead to chase unpaid energy bills again.During lockdown, many households took up the option of   Read more ...

MP welcomes jobs boost for Skelmersdale by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

FOLLOWING their first birthday on July 3, West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed Team Drainage UK’s continued success as they look to recruit   Read more ...

Ambulance service gets helping hand from software firm by Tom Martin (July 2020)

AN ambulance service that receives a 999 call every 40 seconds has improved the tracking system of its life-saving kit with help from a Skelmersdale   Read more ...

NHS agrees to provide new cystic fibrosis therapy by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed the newly reached agreement by NHS England with pharmaceutical company Vertex to extend the NHS licensed   Read more ...

Measures to help hospitality sector including ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme are welcomed by resort MP by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

TOURISM and hospitality - vital to Southport’s economy - have been given a much-needed shot in the arm after a raft of support measures were   Read more ...

Chancellor launches new ‘Plan for Jobs’ which aims to ‘support, create and protect' roles by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

THE Chancellor has launched a new ‘Plan for Jobs’ which aims to ‘support, create and protect jobs’ across the country as we emerge from the   Read more ...

Lancashire Victim Services expand support for victims of sexual violence by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

THREE new case workers joining the Lancashire Victim Services team to expand specialist support for children and young people affected by sexual   Read more ...

100 years of Southport Dramatic Club by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

BY RON ELLISAlthough the Southport Dramatic Club was not actually founded until 1920, its immediate predecessor, the St Andrews Old Girls' Dramatic   Read more ...

How has nature 'supported you' during the lockdown? by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

RSPB chiefs are urging Merseyside residents to share how nature has supported them during lockdown.Until the end of the month, they are inviting   Read more ...

West Lancs MP backs Royal Mail's 'Dog Awareness Week' by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

WEST Lancs MP Rosie Cooper is backing the Royal Mail’s ‘Dog Awareness Week.’There were nearly 2,500 dog attacks on Royal Mail’s postmen and women   Read more ...

Would you like to become an 'insect champion?' by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A NEW report has revealed how boosting insect numbers would have a ‘huge’ positive effect ‘on the rest of the natural world.’The Wildlife Trusts have   Read more ...

Building society team give £1k boost to charity by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

THE team at the Yorkshire Building Society have said ‘thanks a million’ to the community in Southport for helping to raise £1million for its End   Read more ...

Key workers thank school for opening classrooms to their children by Tom Martin (July 2020)

KEY workers have thanked a Bootle school for keeping their classrooms open during the pandemic for their children.As more pupils are now being   Read more ...

Council chiefs announce 'improved layout' at Ormskirk Market by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

ORMSKIRK Market may look a little different when you come to visit next as West Lancs Borough Council chiefs are trialling a new layout of the stalls   Read more ...

Breakdown or Breakthrough? by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A CIVIL servant has turned his hand to writing after turning his life around following a battle with depression.Father of two Dave Crompton, 38, who   Read more ...

Plea for lake revamp, bridges to be restored and new water features at Botanic Gardens by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

VOLUNTEERS at one of the North West’s most stunning ‘gems’ have sent a plea for funding to Southport Town Deal.Consultation is currently underway to   Read more ...

Search is launched for a Sefton Star - with three casting packages to be won, worth £150 each! by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

THE team at the Acting Angels Drama School and Agency have launched their ‘Search for a Sefton Star’ - with three casting packages worth £150 up for   Read more ...

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

CAB advisors are still home-working and your enquiries will be answered if you phone using our numbers (listed at the end of this piece).With   Read more ...

'Call to action' as Commissioner's Fund relaunches to support communities across Lancashire by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

LANCASHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has relaunched his Community Action Fund and called on organisations to apply,   Read more ...

Care group chairperson says Prime Minister’s comments about coronavirus deaths are ‘absolutely abhorrent and disgusting’ by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

THE chairperson of the North and South Sefton Care Home Group has described the Prime Minister’s comments about care home coronavirus deaths as   Read more ...

RSPCA braces itself for a busy summer by Tom Martin (July 2020)

THE RSPCA is bracing itself for a surge in abandoned animals and fears the fallout from the pandemic could see more owners struggling to keep their   Read more ...

Aston Martin has definitely won car bragging rights this week! by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

ASTON Martin has definitely won new car bragging rights this week. Skoda might have launched a new Octavia vRS and there’s a special edition Suzuki   Read more ...

Graffiti yobs deface trees and benches by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A REGULAR visitor to the Pinewoods at Freshfields was dismayed to find acts of vandalism on trees and picnic benches.Champion reader Julie Smith   Read more ...

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