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A dad who set fire to a storage shed belonging to Nandos after failing to break into it has walked free from court by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A DAD who set fire to a storage shed belonging to Nandos after failing to break into it has walked free from court.The blaze deliberately started by   Read more ...

Is it time for you to start a love affair with insects? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

MANY North West residents will be appreciating gardens and parks and the wonderful, colourful wildlife that lives there, for the first time during   Read more ...

Sefton motorists are given 'warning notes' that they must pay for parking - or risk a fine by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

TRAFFIC wardens have been issuing warning notices to motorists across Sefton, reminding them that they must not risk parking in pay and display areas   Read more ...

Mum and son team create Sea of Smiles in a bid to net funds for not one but three local charities by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A MUM and son team have created a ‘Sea of Smiles’ in a bid to net funds for not one but three local charities.Ann Myers, 48 and her son Tom, 27, who   Read more ...

Bootle and Southport Town Hall were lit up with animations of clapping by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

BOOTLE and Southport Town Hall were lit up with animations of clapping last night during Clap for Carers.The an animation of clapping hands has been   Read more ...

How can you help your loved one with dementia during the lockdown? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

HOW can you help someone who is suffering from dementia?The Alzheimer’s Society has sadly announced that Dementia Action Week has been postponed   Read more ...

Wish you weren't here! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

AFTER seeing the number of people who headed to its coastline this week, Sefton Council has adopted a new campaign ahead of the Bank Holiday   Read more ...

Sefton schools are being urged to go back from June 15 by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SEFTON schools are being urged to go back from June 15 by council chiefs who aim to ‘prioritise the safety of staff and children.’A Sefton Council   Read more ...

Special Constables in Merseyside have been working ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SPECIAL Constables in Merseyside have been working ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ to play their part in the national effort to protect the   Read more ...

Slow down and save lives! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

ROAD users are being urged to slow down and save lives.The National Police Chiefs’ Council are holding a two-week speed enforcement campaign and   Read more ...

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

SO I’VE only gone and done it. After years of relying on fossil fuels to haul me to the office and back, I’ve gone and invested in some zero   Read more ...

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

HAVE you seen this man? Merseyside Police are appealing for the public’s help in finding a man who is missing from home in Bootle.Bertram Gabrielson,   Read more ...

Vets need more government support due to ‘huge loss of income’ during the coronavirus crisis by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

CONCERNS have been raised about the financial support being offered to veterinary practices during the coronavirus crisis.Sefton Central MP Bill   Read more ...

Fire crews turn their hand to community during pandemic - delivering than 2,000 medical prescriptions and hundreds of food parcels by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

MORE than 2,000 medical prescriptions and hundreds of food parcels have been delivered to the county’s most vulnerable by Merseyside Fire and Rescue   Read more ...

Don't flock to beaches this weekend, Council chiefs urge by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

DO NOT flock to beaches this weekend, is the message from council chiefs.Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing Cllr Ian Moncur   Read more ...

Local authorities across Merseyside are calling for members of the public to 'remain vigilant' and 'stay safe' by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

LOCAL authorities in Merseyside are calling for members of the public to remain vigilant and continue to stay home as much as possible, in light of   Read more ...

Tennis courts and basketball courts to reopen by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

CHIEFS at Sefton Council are planning to re-open outdoor tennis and basketball courts from now onwards.The guidance, published by the government on   Read more ...

Convicted gangster caught with two loaded firearms and ammunition is jailed for 13 and a half years by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A convicted gangster caught with two loaded firearms and ammunition - despite his desperate efforts to hide them before police burst in - was jailed   Read more ...

Coronavirus deaths are nearly double from previous official figures by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE number of people who have died due to the coronavirus is nearly twice as high as the figure we hear announced every day.Daily figures are   Read more ...

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

DO you recognise this man?Martane Butler, 19, is wanted on a recall to prison after breaching his licence conditions.He is white, 5ft 11in tall, with   Read more ...

Emergency grant available to help vulnerable victims of crime with essentials during coronavirus pandemic by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

MERSEYSIDE’S Police Commissioner has made an emergency grant available to help vulnerable victims of crime to buy essential food and hygiene items   Read more ...

Family of joiner receive £200,000 payout after his tragic death from asbestos-related cancer by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE family of a joiner from Sefton who died from an asbestos-related cancer, have received a £200,000 settlement from his former employer.To protect   Read more ...

Would you like to become a ‘Hedgehog Champion’ and see what your prickly friends get up to ‘After Dark?’ by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

Would you like to become a ‘Hedgehog Champion’ and see what your prickly friends get up to ‘After Dark?’Hedgehog Street, a nationwide campaign set up   Read more ...

More than 300,000 sign petition for choice on whether or not to send kids back to school in June by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

MORE than 300,000 people have signed a petition by parents campaigning to be given a choice on whether or not to send kids back to school if schools   Read more ...

Have you seen missing teenagers who have links to Bootle? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

HAVE you seen these two missing teenagers from Aigburth who are missing from home.Vuong Voy Vo, 16 and Thinh Hung Ho, 17, were last seen on  April   Read more ...

Stay home this weekend to honour veterans, police and NHS urge by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

MERSEYSIDE Police and NHS chiefs are reminding the communities of the importance of staying at home this weekend ahead of VE Day 75 celebrations   Read more ...

Speeding motorist clocked up 107mph in a 30mph zone! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A SPEEDING motorist was clocked doing 107mph in a 30 zone, according to the latest figures!Freedom of Information data was obtained by Confused.com,   Read more ...

Check out the very latest Life on Cars! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THAT distant noise is the sound of Elon Musk shrieking with elation. Britain’s best-selling new car, according to the latest figures, is the Tesla   Read more ...

Hugh Baird University Centre provides vital PPE equipment for the NHS by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

STAFF and students at Hugh Baird University Centre have been providing vital PPE equipment for the NHS.The team at the centre on Balliol Road in   Read more ...

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

AN appeal has been launched to trace a 45 year old man wanted on recall to prison – whose last known address was in Bootle.John Riley was originally   Read more ...

Annual Merseyside Women of the Year awards will now take place in September by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE annual Merseyside Women of the Year awards have been moved to a new date in September.Due to the coronavirus lockdown, the celebration of the   Read more ...

Liverpool-wide scheme helping people improve their finances expands to self-employed during pandemic by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A LIVERPOOL City Region wide scheme aimed at helping people improve their finances has been expanded to support the self-employed through the   Read more ...

'Dangerous sexual predator’ sentenced to 16 years in jail after preying on children in Merseyside by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A ‘dangerous sexual predator’ has been sentenced to 16 years in jail for sexually abusing children in Merseyside.Melvin Miller, 44, from Somerset   Read more ...

Electricity distributor is ‘pulling out all the stops’ to maintain network for ‘NHS heroes and communities across Merseyside’ by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

AN ELECTRICITY distributor has taken on a ‘mammoth task’ this month to ensure power supplies to the NHS, private hospitals, care homes and other   Read more ...

NWAS' Hazardous Area Response Team celebrates decade anniversary! by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

THE North West Ambulance Service’s Hazardous Area Response Team are celebrating their tenth birthday this year.Trained up to a national standard, the   Read more ...

Bootle creative firm creates charity T-shirts to raise funds for the NHS,Charities Together appeal by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A BOOTLE based creative firm has created a range of charity T-shirts to raise funds for the NHS Charities Together appeal.Merchandise specialists at   Read more ...

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

EVERYTHING will go back to normal. I know this because just about the most normal thing in motoring has just happened; Mazda has launched a special   Read more ...

Arsonist warned that he may face jail by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A Bootle man, who set fire to a storage shed belonging to Nandos, has been warned he is at risk of going to jail.Howard Franey has admitted   Read more ...

Apprentices have gone ‘above and beyond’ in the healthcare industry during the coronavirus pandemic by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

APPRENTICES from Hugh Baird College have been ‘working tirelessly to help support the healthcare industry’ and have gone ‘above and beyond’ during   Read more ...

Baptist minister from Bootle gets four yeses on Britain's Got Talent! by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A BAPTIST minister from Bootle wowed the judges with his stand-up skills on Britain’s Got Talent at the weekend.The ITV show returned to our screens   Read more ...

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