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Aintree & Maghull Latest News

Community first responders have given almost 10,000 hours of support to North West Ambulance Service during the pandemic by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

COMMUNITY first responders have given almost 10,000 hours of support to North West Ambulance Service during the pandemic.CFRs are volunteers, trained   Read more ...

Rotarians donate to four charities during the lockdown by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

ROTARIANS across Maghull and Aughton have sprung into action to help during the coronavirus pandemic.They have donated undisclosed sums to the South   Read more ...

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

IMPENDING parenthood got a little bit more real the other day. I’ve been given a book to read on all the housework, gardening and general chores I’m   Read more ...

Around 1,500 retired health workers have returned to NHS in the North West by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

AROUND 1,500 former health staff from across the North West have come forward to return to the NHS in response to the call to support the coronavirus   Read more ...

Friends of Maghull and District share their ideas for community projects by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE Friends of Maghull and District have thanked London and Cambridge Properties for allowing them to complete their successful year-long Stafford   Read more ...

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

Hello everyone, I am still home-working, as are many of our Sefton Citizens Advice advisors who are providing advice by telephone. We have recently   Read more ...

Diabetes patients at 'significantly higher risk' from the coronavirus, according to latest NHS research by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

DIABETES patients face a significantly higher risk of dying from the coronavirus, according to the latest NHS research.The latest report, released   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 ...

24-hour Rock Choir Festival will be held in support of Mental Health Awareness Week by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A 24 hour Rock Choir Festival fundraiser will be held by Rock Choir from 11am on Tuesday, May 19 in support of Mental Health Awareness Week.Rock   Read more ...

Organ donation law to change to 'opt out' system from Wednesday, May 20 by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE law around organ donation is changing on Wednesday (May 20) – and chiefs at the NHS are asking families to talk about their decisions during   Read more ...

Do not leave donations in charity shop doorways by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

CANCER Research UK is urging people across the North West not to leave donations on the doorsteps of its shops whilst lockdown continues.To protect   Read more ...

Would you like to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

Would you like to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party?The national charity Marie Curie’s famous Blooming Great Tea Party is going virtual this year and   Read more ...

Maghull Wind Orchestra to support the NHS with virtual performance of All You Need is Love by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

MAGHULL Wind Orchestra are set to support the NHS with virtual performance of All You Need is Love ahead of Clap for Carers on Thursday (May   Read more ...

Appeal to raise funds for the NHS has already reached £230,000 by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

AN APPEAL to raise funds for the NHS – backed by the families of two Aintree University Hospital NHS workers who lost their lives to the coronavirus   Read more ...

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

GRANT Shapps said so. That’s why I’ve started saving up now, because clearly the right thing to do for this country is to buy a Lotus Elise.I watched   Read more ...

New £16million government fund will provide food for those struggling during the coronavirus by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A NEW £16million fund has been announced by the government to provide food for those who are struggling as a result of coronavirus.The programme will   Read more ...

Aintree doctor teams up withs specialist firm to create pioneering pop-up isolation dome for coronavirus patients by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A DOCTOR at Aintree University Hospital has teamed up with a specialist manufacturing company to create a pop-up isolation dome for coronavirus   Read more ...

Bereavement support launched for those struggling with grief during lockdown by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A NEW nationwide bereavement support service has been launched by Marie Curie, the UK’s leading end of life charity.More people than ever are   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 ...

The country will come together to celebrate VE Day 75 this Friday (May 8) by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE country will come together to celebrate VE Day 75 and remember the end of the Second World War in Europe this Friday (May 8).SSAFA, the Armed   Read more ...

Champion's Jim Sharpe (One Man and his Dog) passes away after sudden illnesss by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

It is with the deepest regret that we must inform our readers of the death of our well-respected colleague Jim Sharpe, 73.He has been a reporter for   Read more ...

Talented schoolchildren create bright, colourful pictures for NHS workers at Aintree University Hospital by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

TALENTED young schoolchildren have been creating bright, colourful pictures for NHS workers at Aintree University Hospital.Youngsters from St   Read more ...

Online fundraiser set up for Alder Hey in memory of 'beautiful, gracious and caring’ charity volunteer by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

AN ONLINE fundraiser has been set up in memory of a ‘beautiful, gracious and caring’ mum and nana who has passed away following a long battle with   Read more ...

Household waste recycling centres across Merseyside will reopen on Monday (May 4). by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

HOUSEHOLD waste recycling centres across Merseyside will reopen on Monday (May 4).Councillors on the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority intend   Read more ...

Sefton and West Lancs residents urged to continue to seek the urgent care and treatment they need by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

PATIENTS and carers across Sefton and West Lancashire are urged to continue to seek medical assistance should their children suffer an injury or   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 ...

Cancer survivor is inspiring people to Race for Life at Home by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A MAGHULL cancer survivor is inspiring people to Race for Life at Home and carry on the fight against the disease in these unprecedented times.Race   Read more ...

Latest crime statistics have revealed an increase of 0.5% across Merseyside by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

THE latest annual crime statistics have revealed an increase in crime across Merseyside – but a decrease in robberies and burglaries, bucking the   Read more ...

Heritage organisations across Sefton and West Lancs are urged to apply for grants of upto £25,000 from emergency coronavirus fund by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

SEFTON and West Lancs heritage organisations are being urged to apply for grants of upto £25,000 from a new £2million emergency fund launched by   Read more ...

Care home residents in Maghull are treated to an ‘isolation party!' by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

RESIDENTS at a care home in Maghull were treated to an ‘isolation party’ today!Staff and residents at Damfield Gardens gathered in the garden for a   Read more ...

Calls for Sir Tom to be knighted! by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A PETITION has gone viral for inspirational fundraiser Captain Tom Moore to be knighted!Sefton and West Lancs residents are being urged to sign the   Read more ...

Check out the latest One Man and his Dog by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

SOMEONE was saying how sad it was that her sister had to be out to rest without the usual mourners there to pass on their last respects.This occurred   Read more ...

If you can’t charge my car up at the side of a single-track road in Snowdonia when it’s lashing it down, I want my money back! by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

CARL is here to see you. He’s a slightly creepy-sounding robot, and he’s popped round to charge your car up.Don’t worry, Champion readers, this isn’t   Read more ...

Would your child like to enter an art competition - to help a woodland project in Maghull? by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A NEW woodland community campaign is being launched this week – starting with a children’s rainbow and trees themed art competition!The Friends of   Read more ...

Pub in Melling rallies behind the community effort! by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

AMAZING work is being done in the community by volunteers at the Horse and Jockey Pub in Melling, including volunteers making more than 2,000 meals,   Read more ...

Maghull Town Council have spoken out to reassure residents during the extended coronavirus pandemic lockdown. by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

MAGHULL Town Council have spoken out to reassure residents during the extended coronavirus pandemic lockdown.A spokesperson for the council said: “In   Read more ...

Donation rings true for bells appeal at one of the oldest Christian sites in Merseyside by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A DONATION has been ringing true for a bells appeal at one of the oldest Christian sites in Merseyside.Developer David Wilson Homes North West has   Read more ...

Virtual version of You’ll Never Walk Alone released in honour of the NHS by Maghull Wind Orchestra by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A VIRTUAL version of You’ll Never Walk Alone will be released in honour of the NHS by Maghull Wind Orchestra on Thursday (April 16).More than 40   Read more ...

Talking about anything to do with 'The Virus' is a rather dangerous thing to do, according to One Man and His Dog's Jim Sharpe! by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

SITUATIONS change so quickly at the moment that talking about anything to do with 'The Virus' is a rather dangerous thing to do.And obviously I do   Read more ...

The number of deaths in England and Wales has reached a record high, due to the coronavirus by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

THE number of deaths has reached a record high in England and Wales - since records began to be published in 2005.The latest figures show that there   Read more ...

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