Aintree & Maghull Latest News

Officers recommend retirement living scheme be approved despite objections from residents by Henry James (April 2021)

PROPOSALS to build a retirement living scheme of 44 residential units at the site of the former Royal British Legion on Liverpool Road South in   Read more ...

Maghull Radio holding event to remember Hillsborough by Henry James (April 2021)

MAGHULL Radio will be holding a Remembrance Coffee to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster.It will be held at Costa Coffee in   Read more ...

Staff wanted to help out at polling venues by Malcolm Hindle (April 2021)

WOULD you like to work at a Sefton Polling Station? Sefton has 132 polling stations in operation on polling day.  Polling station staff work inside   Read more ...

Admit it – you probably put on a few pounds during lockdown by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

GO ON, it’s okay to admit it – you probably put on a few pounds during lockdown. With the gym being shut, the weather not being especially nice out   Read more ...

Police to patrol during Grand National despite no crowds allowed by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Merseyside Police is reminding people that officers will continue to police this year’s Grand National festival, which is being held behind closed   Read more ...

Staff required for 2021 Sefton elections by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Do you know of somebody who would like to work at a Sefton Polling Station? Sefton has 132 polling stations in operation on polling day.  Polling   Read more ...

Check out this week's Life on Cars by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Poor MG. If you’re going to get back into the sports car game, it probably pays not to send your press release out on April 1. That meant it got lost   Read more ...

Bus collides with pedestrian in Maghull by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Emergency services are in Maghull following a serious RTC this morning (Thursday 1 April). At around 6.40am, police were called to Liverpool Road   Read more ...

Police to patrol popular outdoor spots in Sefton across Easter weekend by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Police say they will patrol popular destination spots in Merseyside this Easter weekend. Following a number of recent reports of anti-social   Read more ...

Patients asked to choose NHS 111 first over Easter weekend by Tom Martin (March 2021)

People who need urgent NHS care over the Easter weekend are being asked to contact the NHS 111 service, especially on Friday 2 April (Good Friday)   Read more ...

Children spread some Easter kindness to vulnerable people by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Staff from a supermarket in Maghull have teamed up with local primary schools to spread a little cheer to the most vulnerable this Easter. Morrisons   Read more ...

Aintree's virtual style awards set to return by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Fabulous Friday at the Randox Grand National Festival is always full of colour and style, and this year will be no different. Following the success   Read more ...

Homeowners warned about rise in gas and electricity bills due to lockdown by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Homeowners in Sefton and West Lancashire will need to take greater control over their bills in the coming months to avoid picking up an unfair share   Read more ...

Longer hours for recycling centres by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in the Liverpool City Region will open for an extra three hours every day from Thursday 1st April. The   Read more ...

Animal charity gets new emergency vet room by Tom Martin (March 2021)

A local animal charity in Sefton has a new emergency vet room, specifically set up to carry out spay and neuters on site. The past year of Covid   Read more ...

Unpaid carers now eligible for the coronavirus vaccine by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Eligible unpaid carers in Sefton are now eligible for the COVID vaccine and will be contacted by the NHS. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and   Read more ...

MP renews calls for access road to be built for Maghull development by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Bill Esterson MP has again demanded Persimmon Homes, who were recently granted controversial planning permission to develop houses on land east of   Read more ...

Town’s flooding defences will be strengthened, residents are told by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Sefton Council, the Environment Agency and United Utilities have signed a joint statement of intent to reassure Maghull communities that they are   Read more ...

Frontline nurses to feature in Rankin photographs of NHS Heroes by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Frontline nurses from The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust are to feature in a collection of photographs in aid of NHS Gift for heroes – an   Read more ...

Apprentice highly commended in national awards by Tom Martin (March 2021)

A Maghull apprentice  has been highly commended in Bellway’s annual Apprentice of the Year awards. Tom Rafter has been recognised for his exemplary   Read more ...

Serena Kennedy confirmed as Merseyside Police’s first female Chief Constable by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Serena Kennedy will be Merseyside Police’s first female Chief Constable after her selection by the Police Commissioner was confirmed by the region’s   Read more ...

Ethan to run 100km for Aintree churches by Tom Martin (March 2021)

A seven-year-old boy from Aintree wants to run 100km in only six weeks to raise money for his local churches. Ethan Hollingsworth, aged seven, wants   Read more ...

Chance to share your experiences of care homes during past year by Tom Martin (March 2021)

HEALTHWATCH Sefton, the local independent champion for health and care, wants to hear people’s experience of what it’s been like being in a care home   Read more ...

Wind orchestra release new music by Tom Martin (March 2021)

IT’S now more than twelve months since Maghull Wind Orchestra started producing virtual performances to share with audiences far and wide. Although   Read more ...

Walton Strategic Committee created to ‘say no to racism’ by Tom Martin (March 2021)

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust has this week launched its first Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Strategic Committee to tackle racism   Read more ...

Rose Paterson to be remembered on opening day of Grand National by Tom Martin (March 2021)

The Hon Rose Paterson, the late Chairman of Aintree Racecourse, will be remembered on the opening day of the 2021 Randox Grand National Festival,   Read more ...

Cancer hospital performs strongly in NHS National Staff Survey by Tom Martin (March 2021)

The region’s specialist cancer centre has performed strongly in the annual National Staff Survey of NHS staff, achieving several of the top scores   Read more ...

Housing firms defend plans to build huge developments in Maghull by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Two housing developers behind plans to build 841 new homes in Maghull claim it will benefit the whole community.Countryside and Persimmon Homes have   Read more ...

Police carry out search of canal in Melling by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Police have been searching the canal in Melling in an effort to find anything linked to local gangs.Officers were joined by an Underwater Search Team   Read more ...

Kitten season begins at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary! by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Kitten season has begun at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary!The centre has already welcomed their first couple of kittens requiring round the clock   Read more ...

Men jailed for spate of robberies by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Two men have been jailed for a total of 19 years for a spate of robberies involving coffee shops, bakeries and convenience stores in Merseyside,   Read more ...

Tributes paid to former fruit and veg shop owner from Maghull by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Tributes have been paid to a popular member of the Maghull community, who has sadly passed away.Ted Birch died on February 8th at the age of   Read more ...

£1.1m heritage project launched for Lunt Meadows Nature Reserve by Tom Martin (February 2021)

New £1.1 million heritage project at Lunt Meadows Nature Reserve will be launched to “connect people with nature and history.” The Lancashire   Read more ...

Controversial plan to build 841 houses in Maghull approved by Tom Martin (February 2021)

The Planning Inspectorate has granted controversial planning permission to build 841 houses on land east of Maghull.Countryside Properties and   Read more ...

Man injured after shots fired in Aintree by Tom Martin (February 2021)

A man needed hospital treatment after shots were fired in Aintree last night.At around 8pm on Monday 22nd February, residents reported hearing   Read more ...

Five arrested after arson in Maghull by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Five people have been arrested after incidents of arson and criminal damage in Maghull. At around 10am, officers were called to a house on Green Lane   Read more ...

Man and woman in court after two dog attacks in Maghull by Tom Martin (February 2021)

A man and a woman have been sentenced following two dog attacks in Maghull in October.At around 4pm on Friday 30 October 2020, two Saint Bernard dogs   Read more ...

Work gets underway to repair river breach at Lunt Meadows by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Work to repair an embankment on the River Alt at Lunt meadows Nature Reserve and flood storage area has begun as part of the Environment Agency’s   Read more ...

Parkhaven Trust employee wins digital hero award by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Beccy Incledon, Community Services Manager from Parkhaven Trust has won ‘Best Use of Digital Technology’ at the Radar Health Care Awards. Beccy was   Read more ...

Person 'risks life' by skating on ice at Lunt Meadows by Tom Martin (February 2021)

People are "putting their lives at risk" after a video emerged online of someone skating on the frozen water at Lunt Meadows.Footage shared online   Read more ...

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