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Calls are made for ‘continental-style’ crossings at roundabouts

Calls are made for ‘continental-style’ crossings at roundabouts by Tom Martin (January 2022)

CALLS have been made to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists at two roundabouts in Formby.Councillors Nina Killen and Catie Page say they have   Read more ...

Check out the latest Life on Cars

Check out the latest Life on Cars by Danielle Thompson (January 2022)

SAY hello to the new Ford Mondeo. Or to be more accurate, say ni hao. Apologies if I’ve offended any Mandarin-speaking Champion readers with that   Read more ...

Give us a hug! Technology is helping care home residents get to grips with dementia

Give us a hug! Technology is helping care home residents get to grips with dementia by Tom Martin (January 2022)

A FORMBY care home has become one of the first in the UK to introduce innovative soft comforters that are designed to be cuddled to help those living   Read more ...

MP praises supermarket for its net zero efforts

MP praises supermarket for its net zero efforts by Tom Martin (January 2022)

MP Bill Esterson visited a Formby supermarket to hear about the work they are doing to support the UK achieving net zero carbon emissions. Mr   Read more ...

Port striker Carver’s joy at ‘dream move’ to Football League club

Port striker Carver’s joy at ‘dream move’ to Football League club by Mike Dawber (January 2022)

SOUTHPORT striker Marcus Carver has signed for Football League side Hartlepool United.It is a dream move for the 28-year-old who joined the League   Read more ...

MP hails retired consultant after Lifetime Achievement award

MP hails retired consultant after Lifetime Achievement award by Tom Martin (January 2022)

MP BILL Esterson has described a Lifetime Achievement Award for his friend, NHS consultant Sanjeev Sharma, as "richly deserved".The Champion reported   Read more ...

Anne’s harrowing Hillsborough story told on TV in new drama

Anne’s harrowing Hillsborough story told on TV in new drama by Tom Martin (January 2022)

 THE harrowing story of Formby mum, Anne Williams, has been showing on TV this week.Anne lost her teenage son, Kevin, in the Hillsborough tragedy and   Read more ...

More trees to be planted after funding bid success

More trees to be planted after funding bid success by Tom Martin (December 2021)

TEN new trees are due to planted on Redgate in Formby after a successful bid to the Urban Tree Challenge Fund.Councillors were asked to provide match   Read more ...

Check out the latest Life on Cars

Check out the latest Life on Cars by David Simister (December 2021)

2022 MIGHT – if Rishi Sunak gives it just the right fiscal push – be the year that electric edges past internal combustion. The year we’re about to   Read more ...

Royal Court’s panto is ‘very funny, fast moving and a good couple of hours of anarchic humour’

Royal Court’s panto is ‘very funny, fast moving and a good couple of hours of anarchic humour’ by Pete Rimmer (December 2021)

The Scouse Sleeping BeautyRoyal Court Liverpool.After a false start due to Covid the pantomime at the Royal Court in Liverpool has finally started   Read more ...

Retired vicar publishes murder mystery novel

Retired vicar publishes murder mystery novel by Tom Martin (December 2021)

A RETIRED vicar from Formby who turned his hand to writing has published a murder mystery novel.Ted Woods has penned his third book, called Priest,   Read more ...

Chance to see first ever family panto at Black-E

Chance to see first ever family panto at Black-E by Henry James (December 2021)

CITY Theatre presents its first ever family panto, Destiny, this December at The Black-E in Liverpool City Centre.After the success of their summer   Read more ...

Hundreds enjoy switch-on event

Hundreds enjoy switch-on event by Tom Martin (November 2021)

HUNDREDS of people attended Formby’s light switch-on event as locals got into the festive spirit!The event was held in Formby Village on Thursday,   Read more ...

Wooden signpost replaced with 'metal monstrosity'

Wooden signpost replaced with 'metal monstrosity' by Tom Martin (November 2021)

?A COUNTRYSIDE walker from Formby was dismayed to find that a wooden signpost with “historic importance” had been replaced with a “metal   Read more ...

Police search for man with Formby links

Police search for man with Formby links by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A MAN with links to Formby is wanted by police on a warrant.Rory McCormick, who is also known as Rorion Tootle,  failed to attend Liverpool Crown   Read more ...

Residents meet police in bid to find solutions to estate’s yob problem

Residents meet police in bid to find solutions to estate’s yob problem by Tom Martin (November 2021)

RESIDENTS who have suffered months of antisocial behaviour met with police to discuss the issues and potential solutions.The meeting was organised by   Read more ...

Children’s care home can’t take more youngsters after scathing Ofsted report

Children’s care home can’t take more youngsters after scathing Ofsted report by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A CHILDREN’S care home in Formby has been banned from taking on any more youngsters after a damning inspection.Clumber Lodge Care Home for Children &   Read more ...

Poster campaign urges people to look after beaches

Poster campaign urges people to look after beaches by Tom Martin (November 2021)

YOUNGSTERS from St Jerome’s Primary School in Formby teamed up with developer, David Wilson Homes, to create the posters as a way of raising   Read more ...

Atkinson to be lit up red for Remembrance Sunday

Atkinson to be lit up red for Remembrance Sunday by Danielle Thompson (November 2021)

THE Atkinson in Southport will be bathed in red as part of a City Region-wide tribute ahead of Remembrance Sunday (November 14).Sefton will once   Read more ...

Louise Redknapp makes a triumphant return to Liverpool in 9 to 5 The Musical

Louise Redknapp makes a triumphant return to Liverpool in 9 to 5 The Musical by Henry James (November 2021)

LOUISE Redknapp has made a triumphant return to the Liverpool Empire with the touring production of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical.It has only   Read more ...

Leeds 2021 Gold Medal winner to perform in Parbold

Leeds 2021 Gold Medal winner to perform in Parbold by Henry James (November 2021)

RIDING high on his recent success winning Gold Medal at the Leeds International Piano Competition, Alim Beisembayev is to perform on Saturday,   Read more ...

Formby U3A look to find new members

Formby U3A look to find new members by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

MEMBERS of Formby U3A held an Open Day recently to showcase what activities they can offer and to recruit new members.Frances Taylor, chairperson of   Read more ...

Patrols are stepped up to deal with yobs in Formby

Patrols are stepped up to deal with yobs in Formby by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

POLICE patrols have been stepped up at Duke Street Park in Formby after a spate of nuisance behaviour by gangs of youths.Fireworks and other objects   Read more ...

Re-wilding Britain could help coastal communities

Re-wilding Britain could help coastal communities by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

‘RE-WILDING’ can increase and diversify rural and coastal jobs, while helping Britain meet its biodiversity and climate commitments, says a new   Read more ...

Animal rescue centre desperate to find a home for ‘lonely Barney’

Animal rescue centre desperate to find a home for ‘lonely Barney’ by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

A ‘DESPERATE’ appeal has been launched to find an urgent home for ‘lonely Barney.’The team at Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre in Ince Blundell wants   Read more ...

Pageant finalist helps raise £21k for charity

Pageant finalist helps raise £21k for charity by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

A GROUP of semi-finalists for Miss Teen Great Britain 2021 have raised more than £21,000 for charity just days ahead of the finals of the   Read more ...

Injured red squirrel spends a month recovering at specialist RSPCA centre

Injured red squirrel spends a month recovering at specialist RSPCA centre by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

A RED squirrel from Formby spent almost a month recuperating at a specialist treatment facility in Nantwich - after a concerned homeowner noticed one   Read more ...

Pianist making long-awaited return to Parbold

Pianist making long-awaited return to Parbold by Henry James (October 2021)

PIANIST Paul Lewis makes a welcome return to Parbold to perform in the Auditorium of the Village Hall on Saturday, October 16, 7.45pm.Paul Lewis, who   Read more ...

Family raise more than £23,000 running marathon in memory of stab victim

Family raise more than £23,000 running marathon in memory of stab victim by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

THE family of a man who was murdered in a knife attack have raised more than £23,000 by running the London  Marathon  to raise funds for emergency   Read more ...

Funeral directors become first in country to use Tesla hearse

Funeral directors become first in country to use Tesla hearse by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

A FORMBY funeral directors have been test driving the nation’s first Tesla Hearse prototype.Iain Dean, managing director at Dean Bros (Formby) Ltd,   Read more ...

Homebaked The Musical has a 'superb cast'

Homebaked The Musical has a 'superb cast' by Pete Rimmer (October 2021)

Homebaked The MusicalRoyal Court Liverpool.On regional TV news around the end of the programme there is often a feature on some local charity or good   Read more ...

Gym instructors reach their peak to raise thousands for two charities

Gym instructors reach their peak to raise thousands for two charities by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

GYM instructors teamed up to raise more than £13,000 for two charities with a crossfit competition as well as the Three Peaks Challenge.Staff from   Read more ...

MP praises alleyways project for offering boost to Formby Village

MP praises alleyways project for offering boost to Formby Village by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

MEMBERS of community group  Imagine Formby have been praised for their Chapel Lane alleyways project by Formby MP Bill Esterson, who said that it was   Read more ...

School commended for its provision to brightest students

School commended for its provision to brightest students by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

A PRIMARY school in Formby has been given a commendation for its commitment to providing provision for the brightest of students.The National   Read more ...

Dog bandanas on sale to help local hospice

Dog bandanas on sale to help local hospice by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

DO you want to buy one of Formby Rotary Club’s Halloween-themed face coverings or dog bandanas for charity?They have a limited number available at   Read more ...

One thousand daffodil bulbs are planted at the Marie Curie Field of Hope

One thousand daffodil bulbs are planted at the Marie Curie Field of Hope by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

AROUND 1,000 daffodil bulbs have been planted at the Marie Curie Field of Hope by volunteers of all ages.Formby residents, volunteers from David   Read more ...

Couple raise £33,000 for the Rainbow Hub children’s centre with glittering Hollywood Ball

Couple raise £33,000 for the Rainbow Hub children’s centre with glittering Hollywood Ball by Mike Dawber (October 2021)

A COUPLE have raised a glittering £33,200 from their spectacular Hollywood themed ball for Rainbow Hub, a charity based in Mawdesley supporting   Read more ...

Couple raise £33,000 for the Rainbow Hub with glittering Hollywood Ball

Couple raise £33,000 for the Rainbow Hub with glittering Hollywood Ball by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

A COUPLE from Formby have raised a glittering £33,200 from their spectacular Hollywood themed ball for Rainbow Hub, a charity supporting children and   Read more ...

Be prepared to be 'enchanted once again' with Beauty and the Beast

Be prepared to be 'enchanted once again' with Beauty and the Beast by Henry James (September 2021)

Beauty and the BeastLiverpool EmpireDISNEY musicals always deliver, Beauty and the Beast is no exception.It has everything audiences will expect,   Read more ...

Dispersal zone was success in Formby

Dispersal zone was success in Formby by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

A SUCCESSFUL dispersal zone was implimented at the weekend in a bid to curb anti-social behaviour in the area.The zone ran from 4pm on Friday,   Read more ...

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