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£1.2m football hub scrapped after backlash from residents

£1.2m football hub scrapped after backlash from residents by Tom Martin (August 2022)

CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after controversial plans to build a £1.2million football hub in Orrell Mount park were scrapped by Sefton Council.The   Read more ...

Businesses are urged to apply for Covid relief fund

Businesses are urged to apply for Covid relief fund by Tom Martin (August 2022)

SEFTON businesses have been urged by the Council to apply to the latest round of the Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund by the end of this month.To   Read more ...

DERELICT CHURCH TO BE TURNED INTO FLATS

DERELICT CHURCH TO BE TURNED INTO FLATS by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A DERELICT former church in Waterloo, which has been blighted by vandals and fly-tipping since it closed 15 years ago, could be turned into   Read more ...

Show garden lands top prize

Show garden lands top prize by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A SHOW garden created by a group of green-fingered residents from Bootle, landed a top prize at RHS Tatton.Judges awarded the ‘Could Car Less’ show   Read more ...

Beatles tribute act become youngest band to get a residency at the Cavern

Beatles tribute act become youngest band to get a residency at the Cavern by Tom Martin (August 2022)

 A YOUNG Beatles tribute act with two members from Crosby are making waves in the music scene and are already performing regularly at the famous   Read more ...

Water firm slammed by wife of disabled man for lack of help over ‘dry weekend’

Water firm slammed by wife of disabled man for lack of help over ‘dry weekend’ by Tom Martin (August 2022)

HOUSEHOLDS who recently went a weekend without running water have received compensation from United Utilities - but the company has come under   Read more ...

Woman, 35, arrested for ‘outraging public decency’

Woman, 35, arrested for ‘outraging public decency’ by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A BOOTLE woman was charged with outraging public decency. after several videos were  widely shared on social media showing two people having sex   Read more ...

Para-athlete dreams of competing in Commonwealth Games

Para-athlete dreams of competing in Commonwealth Games by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A YOUNG para-athlete has been inspired by the Commonwealth Games and said that “one day I want to be in their shoes.”Amy Thompson, 15, who studies at   Read more ...

Maps for 'dog friendly walking routes' installed at Crosby Coastal Park

Maps for 'dog friendly walking routes' installed at Crosby Coastal Park by Tom Martin (August 2022)

NEW maps showing ‘dog-friendly walking routes’ have been installed at Crosby Coastal Park.The signs also show the locations of poo bins, which is   Read more ...

Play area opens as part of park revamp

Play area opens as part of park revamp by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A NEGLECTED park in Thornton has been transformed with the arrival of a new children’s play area, as well as new bins, paths, benches and trees.The   Read more ...

‘Planet Protectors’ clean up the streets!

‘Planet Protectors’ clean up the streets! by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A TEAM of dedicated ‘Planet Protectors’ have begun the first stage of a huge clean up operation in the Church Ward area of Seaforth.The clean up   Read more ...

Man jailed for two knife-point robberies at same corner shop

Man jailed for two knife-point robberies at same corner shop by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A MAN has been jailed for two terrifying knife-point robberies which he carried out at the same shop in Bootle earlier this year.Peter Bennett, aged   Read more ...

‘Respect our beaches’ plea as more visitors flock to coast

‘Respect our beaches’ plea as more visitors flock to coast by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A NUMBER of organisations have joined forced to spread the word on the dos and dont’s of visiting Sefton’s beaches.The joint action by Sefton Coast   Read more ...

£75 fines brought in to tackle ASB across Sefton

£75 fines brought in to tackle ASB across Sefton by Tom Martin (August 2022)

TOUGHER rules are now in place across the borough’s coastlines and town centres, meaning people can now receive £75 on-the-spot fines for anti-social   Read more ...

In the pink! Did a pair of lucky trousers win the Euros for England?

In the pink! Did a pair of lucky trousers win the Euros for England? by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A FASHION designer from Waterloo could have played a small part in helping England win Euro 2022!Amy Hewitt, who runs Design Studio94 on St John’s   Read more ...

Arriva bus strike set to continue into third week

Arriva bus strike set to continue into third week by Tom Martin (August 2022)

THE Arriva bus strike shows no sign of ending as it enters its third  week across Merseyside.In an update provided by Arriva North West on Monday,   Read more ...

CBE for professor who helped global response to pandemic

CBE for professor who helped global response to pandemic by Tom Martin (August 2022)

PROFESSOR Tom Solomon from Crosby has received his CBE from Princess Anne at a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace.The University of Liverpool   Read more ...

Euro winning Lioness Alex ‘an inspiration to all youngsters’

Euro winning Lioness Alex ‘an inspiration to all youngsters’ by Mike Dawber (August 2022)

SEFTON-born Lioness Alex  Greenwood  has been hailed an “inspiration” to young girls after she helped England win the Women's Euro 2022.Greenwood,   Read more ...

Sefton groups show support for Pride march

Sefton groups show support for Pride march by Tom Martin (August 2022)

SEFTON-based groups and organisations showed up in force to support this year’s Pride in Liverpool event.The march, held on July 30 in the city   Read more ...

Euro winning Lioness Alex is an ‘inspiration’

Euro winning Lioness Alex is an ‘inspiration’ by Tom Martin (August 2022)

SEFTON-born Lioness Alex  Greenwood  who helped England win the Women’s Euro  2022 has been hailed an “inspiration” to young girls.Read the ful   Read more ...

Council is ‘managing its budget effectively,’ according to peer review

Council is ‘managing its budget effectively,’ according to peer review by Tom Martin (July 2022)

A PEER review has found that Sefton Council has successfully managed its budget “effectively” despite cutbacks and the impact of the   Read more ...

FURY AFTER CARE HOME RESIDENTS RELOCATED AFTER SUDDEN CLOSURE

FURY AFTER CARE HOME RESIDENTS RELOCATED AFTER SUDDEN CLOSURE by Tom Martin (July 2022)

FAMILIES have been left furious after a Seaforth care home was forced to close following a suspected gas leak and their elderly residents who live   Read more ...

Council plea after Sefton put in same category as Windsor for levelling up funds criteria

Council plea after Sefton put in same category as Windsor for levelling up funds criteria by Tom Martin (July 2022)

SEFTON Council has submitted fresh bids for levelling up funds for Crosby and Bootle in the hope of securing a total of £31.3million to “regenerate   Read more ...

Netballers raise £2,500 for charity 'close to their hearts'

Netballers raise £2,500 for charity 'close to their hearts' by Tom Martin (July 2022)

MORE than £2,500 has been raised at a charity netball tournament held in Crosby.The annual ‘Mark the Memories’ event, which has returned for the   Read more ...

Third time lucky for plans to redevelop Telegraph House

Third time lucky for plans to redevelop Telegraph House by Tom Martin (July 2022)

PLANS to build apartments at the Telegraph House site in Crosby Village have finally given a green light.It was third time lucky for the   Read more ...

Park House fire cause ‘unclear’

Park House fire cause ‘unclear’ by Tom Martin (July 2022)

FIREFIGHTERS have been unable to determine the cause of the huge blaze at the former Park House building in Waterloo due to “the structural   Read more ...

Police say new anti-burglary website is already a success

Police say new anti-burglary website is already a success by Tom Martin (July 2022)

MERSEYSIDE Police say a recently launched online service that allows people to upload footage of suspected burglars is already proving to be a   Read more ...

Community Forest Garden to carry on its work after blaze

Community Forest Garden to carry on its work after blaze by Tom Martin (July 2022)

MEMBERS of the Waterloo Community Forest Garden say a recent fire next to its site won’t stop them from carrying on their work in the community.The   Read more ...

Greenwood aiming for Euros glory with Lionesses

Greenwood aiming for Euros glory with Lionesses by Tom Martin (July 2022)

SEFTON-born Lioness Alex Greenwood is aiming for a place in the final when England take on Sweden tomorrow night (Tuesday) in the Women's   Read more ...

Huge blaze tears through historic Park House building

Huge blaze tears through historic Park House building by Mike Dawber (July 2022)

A HUGE fire has caused major damage to the historic Park House building in Waterloo.Flames spread across all three floors of the former convent in   Read more ...

30,000 HOMES HAD A WEEKEND WITH NO WATER

30,000 HOMES HAD A WEEKEND WITH NO WATER by Tom Martin (July 2022)

HOUSEHOLDS across south Sefton endured a weekend without any water supply due to a burst pipe, with many residents forced to queue for hours to use   Read more ...

Developer hopes it will be third time lucky for Telegraph House plans

Developer hopes it will be third time lucky for Telegraph House plans by Tom Martin (July 2022)

A DEVELOPER hopes it will be third time lucky after returning with yet another planning application to demolish Telegraph House in Crosby Village and   Read more ...

Lakeside upgrade costs rise due to building delays

Lakeside upgrade costs rise due to building delays by Tom Martin (July 2022)

AN extra £171,000 will be needed to complete the upgrade at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre as the costs begin to pile up for the council due to   Read more ...

Council masterplan for park ‘misleading’ says campaign group

Council masterplan for park ‘misleading’ says campaign group by Tom Martin (July 2022)

CAMPAIGNERS who oppose the ‘Orrell Mount Park Masterplan’ claim it is “misleading” - because nearly all of the proposed upgrades would require   Read more ...

Homes to be built at football club site after planning appeal win

Homes to be built at football club site after planning appeal win by Tom Martin (July 2022)

HOUSES are set to be built on part of a site owned by an amateur football club in Crosby after it won a planning appeal.Permission has now been   Read more ...

The Book of Mormon is an ‘unconventional and fast-moving musical’

The Book of Mormon is an ‘unconventional and fast-moving musical’ by Henry James (July 2022)

THE musical comedy The Book of Mormon has opened at The Liverpool Empire and can be seen until Saturday, August 13.It is a satirical look at the   Read more ...

Police fund indoor sports sessions for children

Police fund indoor sports sessions for children by Tom Martin (July 2022)

YOUNG people from south Sefton will benefit from free coaching sessions at Rampworx during the summer holidays.It has been paid for by the Marsh Lane   Read more ...

Mum who lost her job now runs a successful pet care business

Mum who lost her job now runs a successful pet care business by Tom Martin (July 2022)

A MUM who was made redundant and decided to set up her own pet care company in Crosby has been given a national award.Sharren Redmond, who runs   Read more ...

Scout-and-about in new minibus!

Scout-and-about in new minibus! by Tom Martin (July 2022)

A SCOUT group based in Crosby has replaced its age-old minibus with a much-needed new vehicle!The 12th Crosby (St Luke’s) Scout Group, on Endbutt   Read more ...

Citizens Advice ramps up support to help Sefton residents during cost of living crisis

Citizens Advice ramps up support to help Sefton residents during cost of living crisis by Tom Martin (July 2022)

CITIZENS Advice  has seen a huge  rise in people in Sefton Central needing advice and support over their energy costs.MP Bill Esterson is now   Read more ...

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