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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 ...

Spyder is the world’s fastest car! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

PORSCHE now makes the fastest car in the world – and all it took was a 16-year-old schoolgirl who likes hanging out with her mates and eating pizzas   Read more ...

Community gardeners are back in action now! by Tom Martin (September 2020)

BOOTLE’S community gardeners are back in business following lockdown and they are already planning their involvement in next year’s In Bloom   Read more ...

V70 was the quick police car of my childhood years... by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

ANYONE else remember an era when almost every other police car seemed to be a Volvo V70 in full ‘Battenburg’ livery? Sweden’s go-faster estate –   Read more ...

V70 was the quick police car of my childhood years by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

ANYONE else remember an era when almost every other police car seemed to be a Volvo V70 in full ‘Battenburg’ livery? Sweden’s go-faster estate –   Read more ...

You wait ages for a new Rolls-Royce – then two of them glide up at once! by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

TYPICAL, M’Lord. You wait ages for a new Rolls-Royce – and then two gracefully glide up at once! At least that’s how I think the landed gentry   Read more ...

You wait ages for a new Rolls-Royce – then two of them glide up at once! by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

TYPICAL, M’Lord. You wait ages for a new Rolls-Royce – and then two gracefully glide up at once! At least that’s how I think the landed gentry   Read more ...

Sorry story repeated across the whole UK by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

FEARGAL Sharkey might have had it easier if he’d stopped searching for hearts. A good driver, these days, is relatively easy to find. Especially if   Read more ...

Trust will be given £1.9m to upgrade A&E facilities ahead of winter by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

LIVERPOOL University Foundation Trust will receive more than £1.9million to upgrade their A&E facilities ahead of winter.It will receive £1,921,000   Read more ...

I find piped footy cheering weird! by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

EVERY so often when I’m flicking through channels I’ll end up watching a few minutes of lockdown football – and, sorry, footy fans, but I’m still   Read more ...

We are asked to lose weight - while we Eat Out to Help Out? by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

ANYONE doing an undergraduate course in irony will no doubt remember this month well. At the same time that we’re all being told to lost 5lb to help   Read more ...

Anfield matchday steward pens book about 40 years with the Reds by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A MATCHDAY steward from Anfield who spent 40 years working behind the scenes at Liverpool has penned a book about his experiences.Derek Anderton, who   Read more ...

I suspect that Mitsubishi will sit tight until the very last moment by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

IT’S NOT so much goodbye as the last orders bell being rung, at ten-and-a-bit minutes to eleven. I suspect Mitsubishi will be getting a double round   Read more ...

Mitsubishi will sit tight until the last moment by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

IT’S NOT so much goodbye as the last orders bell being rung, at ten-and-a-bit minutes to eleven. I suspect Mitsubishi will be getting a double round   Read more ...

I’ve been going ‘cold turkey’ on car shows by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

I’VE been going cold turkey since February, and have been doing my best to hide the withdrawal symptoms. I’m David Simister, and I’m an addict. To   Read more ...

I’ve been going ‘cold turkey’ on car shows by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

I’VE been going cold turkey since February, and have been doing my best to hide the withdrawal symptoms. I’m David Simister, and I’m an addict. To   Read more ...

Cycling duo take on a 1,000 mile challenge by Tom Martin (July 2020)

TWO mates are cycling the length of the country in the hope of raising £3,000 for charity.Craig Callaghan, 24, and Chris Downing, 60, are taking on   Read more ...

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

This week I’d like to start by drawing your attention to the return of “Rip-off Britain” on BBC1, Monday mornings, just in time for tea-break viewing   Read more ...

Ford is missing out on two tricks this week! by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

FORD is missing a trick this week – in fact, I think it’s missing two.Yesterday – in a build-up leaked all over the internet to excitable motoring   Read more ...

Ford missed out on two different tricks in this week alone! by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

FORD is missing a trick this week – in fact, I think it’s missing two.Yesterday – in a build-up that was leaked all over the internet to excitable   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 ...

Convicted burglar jailed after stealing £12k of jewellery by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A CONVICTED burglar from Bootle who went on a six week crime spree just weeks after being freed from jail has been put back behind bars.A court heard   Read more ...

Cycling couple get on a tandem for 170 mile challenge around park by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A CYCLING couple completed a 170 mile challenge by looping Sefton Park 68 times on a tandem bike!Rebecca and Chris Hunter wanted to take on the ‘Way   Read more ...

It’s the designers who are stars in this show by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

IT’S a good thing Vauxhall was introduced to electric power before the two-metre rule was brought in. Right now it isn’t so much embracing it as   Read more ...

After lockdown, I promptly re-discovered that all of the UK’s cars are white, black or silver by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

HURRAH! After what feels like an eternity of being stuck at home, I’ve finally been allowed to get behind the wheel for a longer drive – and promptly   Read more ...

‘Green grants’ to brighten town by Tom Martin (June 2020)

BOOTLE residents have longer to apply for the latest batch of ‘green grants’ to fund projects that tackle grotspots and improve the appearance of the   Read more ...

Mum publishes her ‘brutally honest’ book on parenting! by Tom Martin (June 2020)

A NETHERTON mum who was ‘sick of parenting books’ has published her own - which is a brutally honest take on motherhood!Rebecca Oxtoby, 29, penned   Read more ...

Man in critical condition after suffering mysterious head injury by Tom Martin (June 2020)

A MAN is in a critical condition in hospital after he was found collapsed next to a petrol station in Netherton with a mysterious head injury.Police   Read more ...

A little bit of Bellagio coming here? by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A LITTLE bit of Bellagio could be coming to Birkdale in the not-too-distant future. Maghull might look a teeny bit more like Milan. Trendy young   Read more ...

Project nominated for award by Tom Martin (June 2020)

A MENTAL health project that Linacre Primary pupils in Bootle create portraits of Everton first team players has been shortlisted for a national   Read more ...

4-Series uses hybrid technology to expand the grin on your face! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

TOP MARKS to BMW this week for tackling the coronavirus outbreak head on – it’s just launched a car that dons a face mask as standard!As a result,   Read more ...

4-Series uses hybrid technology to expand the grin on your face! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

TOP MARKS to BMW this week for tackling the coronavirus outbreak head on – it’s just launched a car that dons a face mask as standard!As a result,   Read more ...

Man stabbed in the neck during 'brutal attack' by Tom Martin (June 2020)

A MAN needed hospital treatment after a “brutal act of violence” when he was was stabbed in neck on a Bootle street.Police were called to Summers   Read more ...

£33m masterplan to create neighbourhood hub edges closer by Tom Martin (June 2020)

A HUGE £33million 'neighbourhood development’ in Bootle has edged closer after a planning application was submitted to Sefton Council.The Champion   Read more ...

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