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Seaforth village given a revamp with arrival of new planters

Seaforth village given a revamp with arrival of new planters by Tom Martin (November 2021)

SEAFORTH Village is getting a new ‘green’ look thanks to the hard work of local volunteers and support from an environmental grant scheme.Seaforth   Read more ...

Rainbow Hub’s 20th Anniversary Ball raises £70,000

Rainbow Hub’s 20th Anniversary Ball raises £70,000 by Henry James (November 2021)

RAINBOW Hub’s 20th Anniversary Ball on Saturday, November 13 raised £70,000 and celebrated the work of the Mawdesley based charity which supports   Read more ...

Next year's Waterloo Festival to move to Rimrose Valley

Next year's Waterloo Festival to move to Rimrose Valley by Tom Martin (November 2021)

THERE will be a change of venue for next year’s Waterloo Festival.The event will take place at Rimrose Valley Country Park in 2022 rather than att   Read more ...

Road sectioned off as strong winds causes shop cladding to dangle over street

Road sectioned off as strong winds causes shop cladding to dangle over street by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A ROAD in Southport town centre was cordoned off by emergency services last week after strong wind caused cladding above a store to dangle above the   Read more ...

Light up a Life event to return to hospice

Light up a Life event to return to hospice by Tom Martin (November 2021)

ST Joseph’s Hospice will be hosting its annual Light up a Life event next weekend and is looking forward to welcoming families back in to the   Read more ...

New choir to be set-up in Southport

New choir to be set-up in Southport by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A NEW choir will be set-up in Southport.The Southport Singers is a mixed (both men and ladies) adult choir and will be performing a range of music,   Read more ...

Tributes paid to popular cyclist

Tributes paid to popular cyclist by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A POPULAR cyclist from Southport who was well-known in the cycling community for his efforts to encourage others to get on their bikes has passed   Read more ...

Mawdesley's Cedar Farm owner shortlisted in Unsung Hero category at Lancashire Tourism Awards

Mawdesley's Cedar Farm owner shortlisted in Unsung Hero category at Lancashire Tourism Awards by Henry James (November 2021)

THE owner of Cedar Farm in Mawdesley, Peter Baille, has been shortlisted in the new Unsung Hero category in the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021.The   Read more ...

Barber pens book about his 25 year career

Barber pens book about his 25 year career by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A BARBER who has been working in Waterloo for 25 years has turned his hand to writing after penning a book about some of his funniest and strangest   Read more ...

Historic venue to be bulldozed after council decision overturned

Historic venue to be bulldozed after council decision overturned by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A HISTORIC venue in Seaforth is set to be demolished.The Government’s Planning Inspectorate has overturned a decision by the council to reject   Read more ...

'Twinkle Toes' Isaac to appear in The Nutcracker at Royal Opera House

'Twinkle Toes' Isaac to appear in The Nutcracker at Royal Opera House by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A TALENTED young ballet star from Waterloo will feature in The Nutcracker in the Royal Opera House.Isaac Morgan, 12, has been selected to perform in   Read more ...

School has a Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds garden thanks to idea of Young School Leaders

School has a Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds garden thanks to idea of Young School Leaders by Henry James (November 2021)

THE ‘Young School Leaders’ at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School in Ormskirk’s idea for a Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds garden has been put in   Read more ...

Adam achieves his dream after lifting scarf at Anfield

Adam achieves his dream after lifting scarf at Anfield by Tom Martin (November 2021)

IT was an emotional night last week for Liverpool fan Adam Kent after he realised his dream of lifting a scarf above his head at Anfield.The   Read more ...

Chief Constable marks White Ribbon Day

Chief Constable marks White Ribbon Day by Henry James (November 2021)

LANCASHIRE Police Chief Constable Chris Rowley has made the White Ribbon promise to mark White Ribbon Day (Thursday, November 25).White Ribbon Day,   Read more ...

Hospice patients enjoy virtual reality experiences!

Hospice patients enjoy virtual reality experiences! by Tom Martin (November 2021)

PATIENTS at St Joseph’s Hospice in Thornton have been enjoying virtual reality – taking part in space travel, fun fair rides and swimming with   Read more ...

Nurses’ innovative video group clinics hailed at awards

Nurses’ innovative video group clinics hailed at awards by Henry James (November 2021)

A SURGERY in Aughton has been recognised in the prestigious Nursing Times Awards for its “innovative” work during the Covid-19 pandemic of holding   Read more ...

This year's Poppy Appeal raises £32k for armed forces and veterans

This year's Poppy Appeal raises £32k for armed forces and veterans by Tom Martin (November 2021)

THIS year’s Poppy Appeal for Crosby, Waterloo and Bootle has raised more than £32,000.The funds will be used to support veterans and serving military   Read more ...

Botanic Gardens mural plans given green light by council

Botanic Gardens mural plans given green light by council by Tom Martin (November 2021)

PLANS have been approved to create a new mural next to the lake in Southport’s Botanic Gardens showing Victorian scenes within the park to remind   Read more ...

Council set to re-enter social housing market after 15 year absence

Council set to re-enter social housing market after 15 year absence by Ollie Cowan (November 2021)

SEFTON Council is set to become a social housing provider for the first time in nearly 15 years.It was announced earlier this year that the local   Read more ...

MP visits store to support Respect for Shopworkers Week

MP visits store to support Respect for Shopworkers Week by Henry James (November 2021)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper visited the Co-op Food store in Westgate, Skelmersdale recently to offer her support to key workers in the   Read more ...

Hospital’s baby and child memorial service moved to crematorium

Hospital’s baby and child memorial service moved to crematorium by Henry James (November 2021)

A MEMORIAL service held every December at Ormskirk Hospital for anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby or child has been moved this year   Read more ...

Beach nativity to return to Crosby for first time in 16 years

Beach nativity to return to Crosby for first time in 16 years by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A NATIVITY featuring shepherds, angels, wise men and a real-life camel is returning to Crosby beach after a 16 year absence!It is the first time that   Read more ...

MP hits out at plans for 'social care cap'

MP hits out at plans for 'social care cap' by Tom Martin (November 2021)

BOOTLE MP Peter Dowd has hit out at government plans to introduce a ‘social care cap’, claiming it will lead to a “top-down reorganisation of our   Read more ...

Man wanted on recall to prison

Man wanted on recall to prison by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A MAN with links to south Sefton is wanted by police on recall to prison.Christopher Tabern, 25, breached his license conditions following his   Read more ...

Man banned from touching cars after ‘plague’ of crimes

Man banned from touching cars after ‘plague’ of crimes by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A MAN from Crosby has been banned from touching cars after carrying out a “plague” of crimes.Khia Roberts, 23, of Eden Drive North, has been handed   Read more ...

Arrests made after video on social media of teen being assaulted

Arrests made after video on social media of teen being assaulted by Henry James (November 2021)

POLICE in Skelmersdale have made a number of arrests after a distressing video circulated on social media which appears to show a teenage boy being   Read more ...

Two arrested after gun found in van

Two arrested after gun found in van by Tom Martin (November 2021)

TWO men were arrested after police found a gun when they pulled over a van in Litherland.Officers stopped the vehicle on Dunningsbridge Road at   Read more ...

Care home welcomes festive cards so residents can combat loneliness

Care home welcomes festive cards so residents can combat loneliness by Henry James (November 2021)

PEOPLE across Sefton are being encouraged to do their bit to help reduce loneliness among older people this festive season by sending Christmas cards   Read more ...

1950s pumping station set for new lease of life as a restaurant

1950s pumping station set for new lease of life as a restaurant by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A FORMER pumping station in Southport’s King’s Gardens will be sold by Sefton Council and transformed into a new  eatery.The 1950s building, which is   Read more ...

Integrated Rail Plan ‘made no mention of a new railway station’

Integrated Rail Plan ‘made no mention of a new railway station’ by Henry James (November 2021)

COUNTY councillors have criticised the recently announced Integrated Rail Plan unveiled by the Government – commenting it makes no mention of the   Read more ...

Businesses pledge to reduce carbon output

Businesses pledge to reduce carbon output by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A GROUP of 30 businesses from across Sefton have pledged to reduce their carbon outputs following their attendance at InvestSefton’s net zero   Read more ...

Family business event to be held at Southport Market

Family business event to be held at Southport Market by Tom Martin (November 2021)

BUSINESSES across Sefton are invited to attend the free ‘Good Business Festival’ event at Southport Market.‘Family Fortunes’, in partnership with   Read more ...

How to help rough sleepers in Sefton

How to help rough sleepers in Sefton by Tom Martin (November 2021)

SEFTON residents are being urged to contact the ‘Rough Sleeper Outreach Team’ if they are aware of anyone living on the streets this winter.The   Read more ...

Pupils pick up silverware at football tournament

Pupils pick up silverware at football tournament by Henry James (November 2021)

THE boys’ football team at Northway Community Primary School in Maghull won the MADCOS 5-a-side Boys’ Football Tournament organised by Active   Read more ...

Road gritters start their winter work in Sefton!

Road gritters start their winter work in Sefton! by Tom Martin (November 2021)

AS the temperature starts to drop across the borough and more people are tempted to stay indoors, the council’s road gritting team will be hitting   Read more ...

Council set to re-enter social housing market after 15 year absence

Council set to re-enter social housing market after 15 year absence by Tom Martin (November 2021)

SEFTON Council is set to become a social housing provider for the first time in nearly 15 years.It was announced earlier this year that the local   Read more ...

Man has a Rolex watch stolen from him during armed robbery in Skelmersdale

Man has a Rolex watch stolen from him during armed robbery in Skelmersdale by Henry James (November 2021)

A MAN had a Rolex watch stolen from him during an armed robbery in Skelmersdale earlier this month.It happened around 1.45am on Friday, November 12   Read more ...

Countdown to Christmas begins!

Countdown to Christmas begins! by Henry James (November 2021)

THE countdown to Christmas started when Ormskirk’s Christmas Lights Switch On took place on Sunday, November 21.There was free family entertainment   Read more ...

Cannabis grower was caught out after blaze at his home

Cannabis grower was caught out after blaze at his home by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A MAN from Seaforth who was growing cannabis in the basement of his home was caught out after a blaze broke out.Firefighters arrived to tackle the   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert advice

Check out the latest Scam Alert advice by Danielle Thompson (November 2021)

Apologies for no column in the last couple of weeks. Life is just so busy at this time of the year!This week, I want to tell you that Citizens Advice   Read more ...

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