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New vicar is appointed at St Luke’s Church in Formby by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

A NEW vicar has been appointed at St Luke’s Church in Formby.Reverend Dr Matt Davis, was inducted at the venue on St Luke’s Church Road earlier this   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 ...

The sky's the limit for the RAF Association's latest fundraising appeal! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

THE sky's the limit for the RAF Association's latest fundraising appeal!Members and friends of the Formby Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association   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 ...

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 ...

Formby Manor Care Centre staff and residents boost funds for cancer charity by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

RESIDENTS and staff at Formby Manor Care Centre have raised more than £560 for Liverpool’s Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.Despite lockdown and the   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 ...

Two men charged with drug supply offences by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

DETECTIVES  have charged two men with drug supply offences after a warrant was carried out on Church Road in Formby.A man was arrested on September   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 ...

'A frames' are delivered to schools and nurseries across Formby as safety initiative latest round of improvements to parking outside schools by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

A DELIVERY of 125 ‘A frames’ have been received by the Formby Schools Road Safety Initiative – as part of their latest round of improvements to   Read more ...

Formby teenager, 16, arrested after six month investigation into online shopping fraud by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

A TEENAGER from Formby has been arrested after a six month investigation into online shopping fraud.In March 2020 a number of victims began reporting   Read more ...

Couple run ‘four marathons’ to raise funds for Rainbow Hub by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

A FORMBY couple have raised more than £1,700 for Rainbow Hub, a charity supporting children and young people with physical and neurological   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 ...

Man who learned how to walk again after near-fatal accidents, raises funds for centre by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

A FORMBY man who had to build his life back up from scratch not once, but twice, after two near-fatal accidents, has raised more than £1,000 for   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 ...

Funding appeal to save our red squirrels reaches its first target by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

AN appeal to raise funds to protect the North West’s only stronghold for red squirrels, in Formby, has reached its first target.Funding for the   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 ...

Calls for help for businesses and workers 'excluded' from pandemic support by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

THE Chancellor is being called on to do more to help workers and small businesses that have been ‘excluded from government support during the   Read more ...

Chiefs at Sefton Council urge anyone concerned about their Council Tax payments to get in touch by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

AS the coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on many people’s incomes, Sefton Council chiefs are urging anyone concerned about their Council Tax   Read more ...

Duo take the reins at Formby Manor care centre by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

A NEW duo will take the reins at Formby Manor after taking on the Manager and Deputy Manager roles.Debra Roose and Diane De Isaula have been   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 ...

Midwife conquers the Mersey for charity! by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

A PERINATAL mental health midwife Keran Carter, who works for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, has conquered the impressive challenge of   Read more ...

Retired engineer creates ‘Covid-19 game changer’ in his Hightown garage by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

A  RETIRED industrial design engineer in Hightown has invented what he claims is a ‘game changing’ air purifier which could transform the way public   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 ...

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 ...

Financial help for the excluded makes 'moral and economic sense' says MP by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

IT makes ‘moral and economic sense’ to support the three million workers who have missed out on the government’s help during the coronavirus   Read more ...

Pupils and staff take part in annual Matthew’s Mile memorial fundraiser by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

PUPILS and staff at Range High School have raised £1,154.50 in memory of a former pupil.Year 10 pupil Matthew Miller attended Range from 2002 until   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 ...

Plans for 5am heavy goods deliveries at Waitrose opposed by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

PLANS for 5am heavy goods deliveries at a supermarket in Formby have been opposed by a Councillor, who has asked for the application to be heard by   Read more ...

MP calls on Chancellor to give financial help to the “missing millions” by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

MP Bill Esterson says the Chancellor has failed millions of people who have received no financial assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.The   Read more ...

Cricket Club celebrates return to action by officially opening new £10k practice facility by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

MEMBERS of Hightown St Mary's Cricket Club celebrated  its return to playing by officially  opening a new £10,000 practice facility. A non-turf   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 ...

Home, sweet home, at last, for Neo - dog attacked with an axe by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A DOG brutally attacked with an axe by his owner, has finally found a new home, more than two years after its ordeal.Neo’s plight is one of the   Read more ...

Youngster thrilled to win Woodlands Lodge Care Home’s ‘Name Our Salon’ competition by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A SEVEN year old has won Woodlands Lodge Care Home’s ‘Name Our Salon’ competition.The team at the Lodge on Church Road appealed to members of the   Read more ...

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