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Locksmiths have the key to success! by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

LOCKSMITHS have the key to success!Family-run business Campbell & McGovern on Stanley Road in Bootle have backed a charity fundraiser as an unusual   Read more ...

...‘Southport Classic and Speed’ event will show range of veteran, vintage, classic and modern cars by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

SOUTHPORT’S record-breaking motor sporting heritage will be celebrated with a free event on the town’s Victoria Park on Sunday, October 10.The   Read more ...

...‘Southport Classic and Speed’ event will show range of veteran, vintage, classic and modern cars by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

SOUTHPORT’S record-breaking motor sporting heritage will be celebrated with a free event on the town’s Victoria Park on Sunday, October 10.The   Read more ...

Check out our latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

Welcome to Citizens Advice Scam Awareness fortnight!This annual campaign is all about creating a network of confident #ScamAware consumers who are   Read more ...

What’s your fastest speed? by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

WHAT’S the fastest you’ve ever driven? 90mph? 100mph? Maybe a little more?  My own highest speed is 136mph, served up in the safe surroundings of a   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

Welcome to another scams update. Last week I mentioned persistent phone calls telling me that my internet connection was about to be terminated. The   Read more ...

Fossil fools, look away from the all electric Mustangs! by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

FOSSIL fools look away. Ford’s now making more all-electric Mustangs than it is internal combustion ones.  I use the term because that’s the one a   Read more ...

How neat! Absolutely anyone can now hop behind the wheel! by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

EVER wondered what it’d be like to drive an Austin Seven?  That’s the question I was pondering the other day when I was presented with a line-up of   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

SO, we have another release from the Lockdown restrictions on our lives and the scammers keep working away..In the past few days I have had at least   Read more ...

How neat! Absolutely anyone can now hop behind the wheel! by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

EVER wondered what it’d be like to drive an Austin Seven?  That’s the question I was pondering the other day when I was presented with a line-up of   Read more ...

Bootle Canalside takes major step forward as plans are submitted by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

PLANS to transform Bootle town centre have taken another step forward as Sefton Council has submitted a planning application for a multi-functional   Read more ...

Composer has harder job with BMW than creating a movie soundtrack! by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

BMW’s latest M-badged offering sounds like a great car – and one that can trace its roots all the way back to  Video Killed The Radio Star. Wondering   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

AS we celebrate another release from the lockdown restrictions on our lives, I read that the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) has launched a campaign   Read more ...

Composer has harder job with BMW than creating a movie soundtrack! by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

BMW’s latest M-badged offering sounds like a great car – and one that can trace its roots all the way back to  Video Killed The Radio Star. Wondering   Read more ...

It appears meatballs are stopping me from saving the planet! by Ollie Cowan (May 2021)

MEATBALLS are preventing me from saving the planet. I’ve come to this rather worrying conclusion after trawling the classified ads to see how little   Read more ...

It appears meatballs are stopping me from saving the planet! by Ollie Cowan (May 2021)

MEATBALLS are preventing me from saving the planet. I’ve come to this rather worrying conclusion after trawling the classified ads to see how little   Read more ...

It appears meatballs are stopping me from saving the planet! by Tom Martin (May 2021)

MEATBALLS are preventing me from saving the planet. I’ve come to this rather worrying conclusion after trawling the classified ads to see how little   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

Over the past few days, I have seen a number of articles from the BBC and Friends Against Scams about “number spoofing”, which is the name given to   Read more ...

Do NOT ever punch your own by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

ONE of the first rules of the internet – to badly paraphrase  Fight Club  –   is not to punch your own name into Google. Especially if you have a   Read more ...

It feels like the goalposts have moved during UK lockdowns by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

I ALWAYS suspected that the most powerful arbiters of what makes a classic car are the chaps in hi-vis jackets at village shows – but I’ve a feeling   Read more ...

Do NOT ever punch your own by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

ONE of the first rules of the internet – to badly paraphrase  Fight Club  –   is not to punch your own name into Google. Especially if you have a   Read more ...

It feels like the goalposts have moved during UK lockdowns by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

I ALWAYS suspected that the most powerful arbiters of what makes a classic car are the chaps in hi-vis jackets at village shows – but I’ve a feeling   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

IN the past few days, friends have been telling me that they have received phone calls telling them that their National Insurance Number has been   Read more ...

Admit it – you probably put on a few pounds during lockdown by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

GO ON, it’s okay to admit it – you probably put on a few pounds during lockdown. With the gym being shut, the weather not being especially nice out   Read more ...

Check out this week's Life on Cars by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Poor MG. If you’re going to get back into the sports car game, it probably pays not to send your press release out on April 1. That meant it got lost   Read more ...

Police still appealing for information to find missing woman by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Police are still appealing to find a 23 year-old woman who is missing from home in Bootle.Caitlin Baxendale was last seen in St Philips Avenue at   Read more ...

Police appeal after man hit by car in Bootle by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a man was hit by a car in the Bootle area yesterday afternoon. At around 2.20pm on Thursday 14th   Read more ...

Hugh Baird College Chair of the Board awarded MBE by Tom Martin (January 2021)

CHAIR of the Hugh Baird College Board, David Crosby, who is a former student, has been awarded with an MBE in The New Year Honours list for his   Read more ...

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

I hope that everyone enjoyed this difficult Christmas time. We did, despite the power outage in PR8 on Christmas Day morning that led to a late   Read more ...

So long, Ssangyong! by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

Goodbye, Ssangyong – and thanks for all the cars, writes our Life on Cars columnist David Simister. Unless something dramatic happens between the   Read more ...

So long, Ssangyong! by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

GOODBYE, Ssangyong – and thanks for all the cars? Unless something dramatic happens between the time of writing this and the moment The Champion pops   Read more ...

So long, Ssangyong! by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

GOODBYE, Ssangyong – and thanks for all the cars? Unless something dramatic happens between the time of writing this and the moment The Champion pops   Read more ...

Alcoholic launches campaign to have 'pop up' alcohol stands banned from supermarkets by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

AN ALCOHOLIC from Merseyside has launched a petition to see supermarkets banned from using ‘pop up stands’ to market alcohol.Michael Quinn, 27, said:   Read more ...

Suicide prevention charity offers Christmas advice by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

LOCAL men, Alan and Ian, have joined others across Merseyside to bravely shared their stories of their struggles with mental health and suicidal   Read more ...

Force launches annual drink and drug driving campaign by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

Merseyside Police have launched their  annual Christmas drink and drug driving campaign, reminding motorists that drink or drug driving shatters   Read more ...

What do Picasso, VW Beetles and Ford have in common? by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

WHAT do Ford’s original C-MAX, Volkswagen’s Nineties rebirth of the Beetle, and Citroen’s Xsara Picasso have in common? If you’ve sussed it than   Read more ...

Food donations scheme is extended to New Year's Eve by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

TEAMS at Aldi stores across Merseyside are building on the supermarket’s successful festive food donations programme this year by donating meals on   Read more ...

Fire chiefs urge safety after five house fires in Merseyside over just one week by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

CHIEFS at Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) are urging people to take extra care when using candles after five house fires in one week caused   Read more ...

StayAlive campaign promotes suicide prevention ‘app’ by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

A MERSEYSIDE resident  has  shared his story  about suicidal thoughts as part of a campaign to promote the suicide prevention app StayAlive. Ben   Read more ...

Have you seen this man? by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

HAVE you seen this man? Detectives investigating drug offences in Sefton would like to speak to Brendan Gillam, 24, in connection with an ongoing   Read more ...

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