Aintree & Maghull Latest News

Squadron commander recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List for 2021 by Henry James (June 2021)

THE squadron commander of Maghull Air Cadets has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2021.Flight Lieutenant Ian Taylor RAFAC,   Read more ...

Teachers and pupils hold fundraising day for ex pupil who has aggressive brain tumour by Henry James (June 2021)

TEACHERS and pupils at St Andrew’s CofE in Maghull have held a fundraising day for ex head boy Owen Copland, who is seriously ill with a very   Read more ...

...‘Southport Classic and Speed’ event will show range of veteran, vintage, classic and modern cars by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

SOUTHPORT’S record-breaking motor sporting heritage will be celebrated with a free event on the town’s Victoria Park on Sunday, October 10.The   Read more ...

Support service needs funding and volunteers by Henry James (June 2021)

HOME from Home-Sefton (CIC), a small, personalised, support service based in Maghull for vulnerable adults over the age of 55 living within the   Read more ...

...‘Southport Classic and Speed’ event will show range of veteran, vintage, classic and modern cars by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

SOUTHPORT’S record-breaking motor sporting heritage will be celebrated with a free event on the town’s Victoria Park on Sunday, October 10.The   Read more ...

What’s your fastest speed? by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

WHAT’S the fastest you’ve ever driven? 90mph? 100mph? Maybe a little more?  My own highest speed is 136mph, served up in the safe surroundings of a   Read more ...

Rhinoceros recycling sculpture is unveiled by Henry James (June 2021)

AN eagerly anticipated rhinoceros recycling sculpture has been unveiled in Maghull. The life-sized galvanised mesh steel sculpture on Stafford   Read more ...

MP calls for Hillsborough Law by Henry James (June 2021)

LABOUR MP for Sefton Central, Bill Esterson has called for a new Hillsborough Law to ensure justice for victims and families.The demand comes after   Read more ...

Ex-soldier with PTSD jailed for lunging at step-dad with a kitchen knife by Henry James (June 2021)

A FORMER soldier lunged at his step-dad with a kitchen knife and deliberately scratched his sister’s car after calling round at their Maghull   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

Welcome to another scams update. Last week I mentioned persistent phone calls telling me that my internet connection was about to be terminated. The   Read more ...

Fossil fools, look away from the all electric Mustangs! by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

FOSSIL fools look away. Ford’s now making more all-electric Mustangs than it is internal combustion ones.  I use the term because that’s the one a   Read more ...

Locals enjoy ‘emotional’ reunion after 15 months at Aintree Community Centre by Tom Martin (June 2021)

RESIDENTS enjoyed some afternoon tea at Aintree Community Centre for the first time in 15 months!The venue had been used as a vaccination hub until   Read more ...

Charity which aims to help chronic pain sufferers appeals for donations by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

A CHARITY which aims to help chronic pain sufferers is appealing for donations.Jo Stephens, fundraiser at the Pain Relief Foundation based in Aintree   Read more ...

Delivery driver who sniffed out gas leak saved house from ‘potential disaster’ by Tom Martin (June 2021)

AN alert Asda delivery driver from the supermarket’s Aintree store prevented a potential disaster after smelling gas when he dropped off groceries to   Read more ...

Vaccines to stop at centre so that other services can restart by Henry James (June 2021)

CLAIMS that volunteers carrying out Covid vaccinations at Aintree Community Centre are being evicted by Sefton Council have been denied by the   Read more ...

‘Beautiful haven in the woods’ created by community group by Henry James (June 2021)

A NATURAL ‘Cotswold style’ path has been created, in Bobby’s Wood, at Woodend, Maghull thanks to the work of a community group.The Friends of Maghull   Read more ...

HOSPICE PLEA FOR HELP AFTER SHOP BLAZE HEARTBREAK by Henry James (June 2021)

ST Joseph’s Hospice is asking for support from the community after a devastating blaze destroyed its charity shop and furniture warehouse.The   Read more ...

Storm drain work has caused ‘months of havoc’ in village by Henry James (May 2021)

A PROJECT to create a huge storm draining tank to prevent flooding in a village has created ‘months of havoc’ due to mismanagement and delays, and it   Read more ...

How neat! Absolutely anyone can now hop behind the wheel! by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

EVER wondered what it’d be like to drive an Austin Seven?  That’s the question I was pondering the other day when I was presented with a line-up of   Read more ...

How neat! Absolutely anyone can now hop behind the wheel! by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

EVER wondered what it’d be like to drive an Austin Seven?  That’s the question I was pondering the other day when I was presented with a line-up of   Read more ...

Big increase in patient waiting times for NHS treatment at hospital by Henry James (May 2021)

SEFTON Central MP Bill Esterson has called on the government to reverse the sharp increase in NHS treatment waiting times facing people in the   Read more ...

Rosa beat boredom in lockdown by writing a novel with her grandad! by Tom Martin (May 2021)

A YOUNG girl from Maghull and her granddad who lives abroad managed to team up over the lockdown period to write a book together!Ten-year-old Rosa   Read more ...

Plans to change Harrison House to hotel by Henry James (May 2021)

A FORMER care home in Maghull could be turned into a hotel and restaurant under plans put to Sefton Council.The Mikhail Group which runs the Bold   Read more ...

Hospital worker’s book tells of her experience with breast cancer by Tom Martin (May 2021)

AN inspirational worker from Aintree Hospital who won the prestigious title of Employee of the Year was left rocked just days later following a   Read more ...

Residents donate more than 200 shrubs for community woodland by Henry James (May 2021)

MORE than 200 mature shrubs have been donated by residents in Maghull to improve a community woodland area in the town.The Friends of Maghull &   Read more ...

It appears meatballs are stopping me from saving the planet! by Ollie Cowan (May 2021)

MEATBALLS are preventing me from saving the planet. I’ve come to this rather worrying conclusion after trawling the classified ads to see how little   Read more ...

It appears meatballs are stopping me from saving the planet! by Ollie Cowan (May 2021)

MEATBALLS are preventing me from saving the planet. I’ve come to this rather worrying conclusion after trawling the classified ads to see how little   Read more ...

Healthcare firm expands into former Vernon’s Pools site creating 25 jobs by Henry James (May 2021)

PREVENTATIVE healthcare company PAM Group has doubled the warehouse capacity for its specialist retail business with a £3million investment in new   Read more ...

Huge storm tank now built to reduce flood risk in village by Henry James (May 2021)

A HUGE underground storm water storage tank has been completed in Melling as a part of a project to reduce the risk of external flooding near   Read more ...

Chelsea named Miss Maghull Galaxy 2021 by Henry James (May 2021)

HEALTH care assistant Chelsea Manongwa has been named as Maghull’s representative in a prestigious beauty pageant competition.Chelsea has recently   Read more ...

It appears meatballs are stopping me from saving the planet! by Tom Martin (May 2021)

MEATBALLS are preventing me from saving the planet. I’ve come to this rather worrying conclusion after trawling the classified ads to see how little   Read more ...

Bowling clubs seek new members by Henry James (May 2021)

LYDIATE Bowling Clubs are asking people, young and old, to join them for the summer season at their base on Oakhill Park, Liverpool Road, Lydiate.   Read more ...

Volunteers launch new food bank to support those in need by Henry James (May 2021)

WHEN  the Trussell Trust decided to close the food bank in Maghull at the end of March, the volunteers who had worked there started a new venture to   Read more ...

Man held over £10m drugs seizure by Henry James (May 2021)

THREE men, including one from Aintree, have been charged in relation to the seizure of drugs worth more than £10million in an operation by the   Read more ...

Parkhaven Trust has been accredited a Living Wage Employer by Henry James (May 2021)

PARKHAVEN Trust has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer and this will see everyone working at Parkhaven Trust receive a minimum hourly wage of   Read more ...

Retirement living scheme refused by Malcolm Hindle (May 2021)

SEFTON Council’s planning committee has rejected proposals to build a retirement living scheme of 44 residential units at the site of the former   Read more ...

Retirement living scheme refused by Henry James (April 2021)

SEFTON Council’s planning committee has rejected proposals to build a retirement living scheme of 44 residential units at the site of the former   Read more ...

Pupils come together in new prayer garden by Henry James (April 2021)

PUPILS from Maricourt and St George’s Catholic Primary school, came together for a special socially distanced liturgy.The liturgy, planned by Mr   Read more ...

Popular singer Asa has a new hit on his hands with his children’s book! by Henry James (April 2021)

POPULAR singer Asa Murphy has released his second children’s book after turning to writing during lockdown when his shows had to be cancelled.Asa,   Read more ...

Mum who lost her baby pens book to help families explain loss to children by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A MUM from Lydiate, who lost her son 12 days after birth, has used the experience to write a series of books to help other children.Amy Draper was   Read more ...

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