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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 ...

Force launches annual Christmas drink and drug driving campaign, reminding motorists that 'drink or drug driving shatters lives' by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

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

Merseyrail increases services after second lockdown ends by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

Following the Government’s announcement that the Liverpool City Region will be placed in Tier 2 restrictions from this Tuesday (December 2)   Read more ...

Fifty blocks of cannabis seized and £100k in cash recovered after vehicle stop check on Brooms Cross Road by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

OFFICERS have arrested three people for drugs offences and money laundering after 50 blocks of cannabis resin and around £110k in cash were recovered   Read more ...

Check out the Bootle Bubble Up! by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WOULD you like to take part in the Bootle Bubble Up?This is a free programme of work starting in December for Year 11 to Year 13 pupils, supported by   Read more ...

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

I HOPE you are all keeping welldespite the problems caused by the lockdown. This week, Citizens Advice is running a national Consumer Week project at   Read more ...

Melling volunteers' inspirational work is praised by Sefton Central MP by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE inspirational work of a chef and pub owner has been praised by his MP after he cooked up a groundbreaking scheme to help vulnerable people   Read more ...

Knife crime week comes to a close with multiple arrets and weapon seizures by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

OFFICERS across the country came together to tackle knife crime – with 60 dangerous weapons seized aross Merseyside. Operation Sceptre runs twice a   Read more ...

Two men arrested following cocaine recovery in HGV by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

TWO men have been arrested for drugs offences after a HGV lorry was stopped on Princess Way, Seaforth and found with 5kg of cocaine on board.The   Read more ...

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

Hope you are all keeping well despite the problems caused by the lockdown etc.  This week Citizens Advice is running National Consumer Week which   Read more ...

Housebuilder boosts South Sefton Foodbank during the pandemic by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

BARRATT Homes North West has donated £250 to South Sefton Foodbank to help keep the organisation running throughout the pandemic. The developer, who   Read more ...

Liverpool County FA has confirmed that its chief executive officer Dave Pugh will leave his role in January by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

BY CONNOR O’NEILL The Liverpool County FA has confirmed that its chief executive officer Dave Pugh will leave his role in January. Pugh has been in   Read more ...

Fire service calls on public to make fire safety a priority this winter by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service chiefs are urging people to make fire safety a priority this winter.The team at MFRS attended 350 accidental fires   Read more ...

Did you see fatal road traffic collision in Bootle? by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

Officers from Merseyside Police’s Roads Policing Unit are issuing a further appeal for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Bootle   Read more ...

Check out the latest Life on Cars column! by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

I MUST be going slightly loopy with all the lockdown rules. In the past six months I’ve been to a single car show – and I ended up being far more   Read more ...

Sean’s Place given funds for much-needed group sessions at Sefton centre by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE founder of Sean’s Place has welcomed a donation to fund ‘much-needed group sessions’ at its centre in Sefton.Sean’s Place on Hertford Road in   Read more ...

...while new campaign promotes  Stay Alive suicide prevention app by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

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

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service scoops prestigious Spirit of Fire Award for charity fundraising by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service’s Charity Committee has won a prestigious Spirit of Fire Award at a virtual ceremony held by The Fire Fighters   Read more ...

Tiny cars given biggest burdens! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SUZUKI has been - and apologies for the appalling pun - swift to keep its cars on the right side of tighter emissions rules. The way the latest EU   Read more ...

Tiny cars given biggest burdens! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SUZUKI has been - and apologies for the appalling pun - swift to keep its cars on the right side of tighter emissions rules. The way the latest EU   Read more ...

Is this a car - or a bad spell? by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

AZNOM PALLADIUM! It sounds like a bad spell that Harry Potter’s dreamt up after a hard all-nighter at Hogwarts, but in fact it’s the least   Read more ...

Is it a car or a bad spell? by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

AZNOM PALLADIUM! It sounds like a bad spell that Harry Potter’s dreamt up after a hard all-nighter at Hogwarts, but in fact it’s the least   Read more ...

Bootle FC reopens Berry Street Garage Stadium by Tom Martin (October 2020)

BOOTLE FC has reopened its Berry Street Garage Stadium and the first team have been able to start their season after the club shut down for two   Read more ...

Ottoh the police dog praised for sniffing out runaway man by Tom Martin (October 2020)

A POLICE dog has been praised as a good boy after sniffing out a wanted man who was hiding in a garden in Netherton.The police dog, named Ottoh, was   Read more ...

Elderly dog found abandoned in park by Tom Martin (October 2020)

THE RSPCA has launched an investigation after an elderly dog was left abandoned next to a park bench in Netherton.The friendly tan and black   Read more ...

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

This week I would like to introduce you all to a campaign being run through October in conjunction with Action Fraud. Its called #LoveNotLies, and    Read more ...

Tesla boss Elon Musk isn’t behind cartoonish plot to take over world by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SEAN Connery needn’t go sneaking around any hollowed-out volcanoes. The boss of Tesla isn’t behind some cartoonish plot to take over the world – but   Read more ...

Sorting things out after screwing them up is the really important bit! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

YOU’RE welcome, if you happen to be the owner of a 1998 Rover 200 to which miraculous things have just happened. You’ve just been given a year’s   Read more ...

Do you recognise this man? by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

Do you recognise this man?Officers investigating a burglary and attempted burglary in Bootle in August think he may have information to assist.At   Read more ...

Betting shop raided by armed robber by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

A MAN armed with a gun targeted Done Bookmakers in Bootle last week and threatened staff before taking cash.Detectives in Sefton are appealing for   Read more ...

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

A wet and windy week and, as we continue to be locked away, it looks like the scammers will be hoping for a “field day”. At home we have had a number   Read more ...

Boris has got himself a bargain! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

CONSIDERING that VW has reportedly pumped 60 billion Euros into its new ID range of electric models, Boris has got himself a bit of a bargain this   Read more ...

Tesla boss Elon Musk isn’t behind cartoonish plot to take over world by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

SEAN Connery needn’t go sneaking around any hollowed-out volcanoes. The boss of Tesla isn’t behind some cartoonish plot to take over the world – but   Read more ...

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

So, now we are into another semi-lockdown situation and daily we look and wonder at what’s next. Of course, this is the ideal situation for all these   Read more ...

Nobody wondered how Wordsworth kept himself warm after wandering around lonely as a cloud, did they? by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

WILLIAM Wordsworth, were he scrawling socially distanced sonnets in 2020, would almost certainly have wifi and gas central heating wired in at Dove   Read more ...

Council workers who cleaned up fly-tipping spot verbally abused by Tom Martin (September 2020)

COUNCIL workers who went to clean up a fly-tipping grotspot in Bootle say they were verbally abused by residents.The Champion reported last week how   Read more ...

Man wanted on recall to prison by Tom Martin (September 2020)

A MAN with links to Bootle is wanted by police on recall to prison.Connor Chapman, 20, is wanted after failing to comply with the terms of his   Read more ...

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

This week, REAL news about the extension of driving licence automatic renewal when licences expire between 1st February and 31st December 2020. The   Read more ...

Allan is hoping to have the last laugh with BGT judges by Tom Martin (September 2020)

A BAPTIST minister from south Sefton who is also a comedian divided opinion with his stand-up routine on Britain’s Got Talent.Allan Finnegan, 52, is   Read more ...

Sorry, Elon - but the most ‘on trend’ motors of the year are not electric! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

SORRY, Elon. The most on-trend motors of the year are both flyweight two-seaters – and neither of them are electric.  Electric car evangelists might   Read more ...

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