Aintree & Maghull Latest News

High school has new face in charge by Tom Martin (September 2020)

DEYES High School has a new face in charge after Victoria Beaney was appointed the head of School.Having held positions in Warrington and Wigan   Read more ...

Volunteers tackle town’s grot spots by Tom Martin (September 2020)

A GROUP of volunteers cleaned up four grot spots in Maghull to get rid of litter and overgrown weeds.The different locations were next to Maghull   Read more ...

Young musician releases solo album by Tom Martin (September 2020)

A YOUNG musician from Maghull has released her first ever album after getting creative over lockdown!Lucy McKenzie, 14, used her enforced time at   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 ...

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 ...

Primary school 'needs to be prioritised' under new rebuilding scheme by Tom Martin (September 2020)

LYDIATE Primary School needs to be prioritised as part of the government’s new school rebuilding programme, according to MP Bill Esterson.The local   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 ...

Car park revamp at Central Square set for November finish by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

WORK to resurface Central Square car park in Maghull has begun at last – after it was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.The work, which was due   Read more ...

I’m not Banksy! by Tom Martin (September 2020)

FORMER Art Attack presenter Neil Buchanan, who is from Aintree, has been forced to deny rumours he is anonymous street artist Banksy!The 58-year-old   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 ...

Melling man arrested in police raids by Tom Martin (September 2020)

A MELLING man was arrested as part of a large-scale police crackdown on drugs supply in north Liverpool and Knowsley.The 29-year-old was arrested on   Read more ...

Teen robbed at knifepoint and assaulted during ‘terrifying’ robbery at ‘Wally Steps’ by Tom Martin (September 2020)

A TEENAGER was threatened with a knife, assaulted and had his bag thrown in the canal during a terrifying robbery in Aintree.The 17 year-old victim   Read more ...

Check out our latest Scam Alert column by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

AS autumn encourages the falling leaves and conker collecting, the scammers keep working away to rob us. Last week, a friend and colleague reported a   Read more ...

Heartfelt tributes paid to ‘special mum’ who died in tragic accident by Tom Martin (September 2020)

THE family of a Maghull mum who died in a tragic street accident has thanked the local community for their support.Sue Woods, 45, passed away on   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 ...

Calls to clean up grot spot behind shops by Tom Martin (September 2020)

CALLS have been made to clean up a grot spot behind a row of shops in Aintree.The private land behind Altway shops has been described as a ‘dumping   Read more ...

Subway cleaned up following complaints by Tom Martin (September 2020)

A SUBWAY in Maghull described by locals as “overgrown and unsafe” has been cleaned and given a fresh new look.Maghull Town Council has cut back   Read more ...

MP welcomes plans for new Aldi store in Maghull by Tom Martin (September 2020)

SEFTON Central MP Bill Esterson has welcomed plans by Aldi to open a new supermarket in Maghull - particularly as it will create 75 new jobs.The   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 ...

Traders stay positive despite the lockdown by Tom Martin (September 2020)

TRADERS in Marian Square have been praised by Bootle MP Peter Dowd for their “determination and positivity” as they continue to work hard to lessen   Read more ...

Old Roan owners fined £16k for letting former pub turn into an eyesore by Tom Martin (September 2020)

OWNERS of the derelict Old Roan pub have been fined just under £16,000 for letting the building turn into an eyesore.The well known Aintree pub, on   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 ...

Brewers thank locals ‘for keeping us going’ by Tom Martin (August 2020)

THE owners of a Maghull micro-brewery have thanked locals for raising money to keep the operation going after they struggled to get government   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 ...

Memorial bench placed in memory of cyclist Alison by Tom Martin (August 2020)

THE family of a Melling mum who was killed after her bike hit a pothole in Aughton and caused her to veer into the path of a car has marked two years   Read more ...

M58 slip roads finally open by Tom Martin (August 2020)

THE long-awaited opening of the M58 Junction 1 slip roads took place last week after it had been delayed due to the pandemic.MP Bill Esterson, along   Read more ...

Aldi submits plans for a new store on brownfield land off A59 Northway by Tom Martin (August 2020)

A MAJOR supermarket chain has put forward a planning application to build a new store in Maghull.Aldi wants to create the shop on brownfield land off   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 ...

Woman’s death ‘a tragic street injury’ say police by Tom Martin (August 2020)

A WOMAN who was found dead in Maghull on Saturday night passed away as a result of a “tragic street injury”.Emergency services were called to   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 ...

Melling arts group Life President dies aged 98 by Tom Martin (August 2020)

A FORMER teacher from Maghull and president of a local arts group has passed away at the age of 98.Doreen Kenyon taught hundreds of local children   Read more ...

Company steps in to help local families by Tom Martin (August 2020)

AN Aintree firm has been thanked for the part they played in supplying more than 1,000 families with donations of essential baby items.The delivery   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 ...

Independent funeral director opens in Central Square by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

AN INDEPENDENT funeral director has opened his first business premises in Central Square, Maghull – taking up units that have been empty for three   Read more ...

Aintree Hospital helipad sees 300 landings in three years by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A £1m helipad at Aintree University Hospital has seen more than 300 landings in three years.The helipad, which was funded entirely by the HELP   Read more ...

Sisters bring community together with charity rock challenge! by Tom Martin (July 2020)

TWO young sisters from Melling have been praised for helping to brighten the day for people during lockdown after hiding colourful rocks and asking   Read more ...

Tribute to Captain Tom! by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A CLAP for Carers banner which paid tribute to war veteran Captain Sir Tom Moore has gone on display at the Museum of Liverpool.The banner was   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 ...

Mersey Care handed keys to £60m medium secure hospital based at Maghull Health Park by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust has taken ownership of the keys for Rowan View, the trust’s state of the art medium secure unit based at Maghull   Read more ...

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