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Crosby & Litherland Latest News

Group behind £33m plan to 'transform Bootle' to appeal council decision by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Safe Regeneration will appeal a decision by the council to deny their planning application to build a £33m ‘neighbourhood development’ in Bootle.Last   Read more ...

Two men guilty of ticket touting by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Two men have been issued with five year football banning orders following ticket tout offences. Stewart Christopher O’Brien, 46, of Whitehaven Road,   Read more ...

Hospice invites supporters to take on abseil challenge by Tom Martin (February 2021)

St Joseph’s Hospice is on the lookout for anyone who would like to take on an adrenaline-fueled challenge in the heart of Liverpool this summer.On   Read more ...

New project will keep Bootle street gardeners 'in the loop' by Tom Martin (February 2021)

An innovative environmental project in Bootle is set to create 80 new sustainable street gardens in the town.The Taking Root in Bootle community   Read more ...

Teen arrested after knifepoint robbery in Litherland by Tom Martin (February 2021)

A teenager has been arrested after a 13-year-old was robbed at knifepoint in Litherland earlier this week.At around 7.30pm, the victim was walking   Read more ...

Made Smarter programme to continue for local manufacturers by Tom Martin (February 2021)

A pilot which has helped hundreds of Liverpool City Region manufacturers access technology and digital tools to boost productivity, growth and create   Read more ...

Train driver punched in the face by passenger by Tom Martin (February 2021)

A train driver was punched in the face by a passenger between Waterloo and Blundellsands & Crosby stations. The British Transport Police have   Read more ...

Friends open dessert shop in Waterloo by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Two friends from Crosby have opened their own dessert shop – and invited a special guest to the opening!Tom Pagano and Ryan Buckley opened Waffle   Read more ...

Merseyside Police to top 4,100 officers in 2021/22 by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Merseyside Police will recruit an extra 160 police officers in the year ahead, taking their contingent to more than 4,100 for the first time since   Read more ...

Financial support still available for closed businesses by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Further support is still available for businesses in Sefton that are unable to reopen.Payments will be made in the form of a Local Restrictions   Read more ...

Man wanted on recall to prison by Tom Martin (February 2021)

A man with links to Bootle is wanted by police. Kieran Gaughan, 26, from Liverpool, who is wanted on recall to prison.He is described as a white   Read more ...

Everton FC get green light from council for new stadium by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Everton Football Club’s planning applications for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and a community-led legacy project at Goodison Park were today   Read more ...

Pensioners urged to check if they are eligible for Pension Credit by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Pensioners across the North West are being urged to check if they are eligible for Pension Credit as figures show many could be missing out on a   Read more ...

Teen robbed at knifepoint in Litherland by Tom Martin (February 2021)

A 13-year-old boy was robbed at knifepoint in Litherland last night.At around 7.30pm on Monday 22nd February, the victim was walking with friends   Read more ...

Record year enables Everton in the Community to directly support more than 45,000 people by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Everton in the Community has recorded its highest-ever annual revenue, enabling the official charity of Everton Football Club to provide support to   Read more ...

King Kenny visits Anfield to thank Covid vaccinators by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish MBE visited Anfield Stadium’s vaccine centre to thank GPs, vaccinators and volunteers.Two weeks ago the world   Read more ...

Climate group lobby metro mayor candidates by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Liverpool Friends of the Earth, along with a coalition of groups from across the city region, is asking Metro mayor candidates to commit to using the   Read more ...

Drugs and cash seized during police raid by Tom Martin (February 2021)

A man from Netherton has been arrested after drugs and £4,000 in cash were found in a police raid.Following a warrant yesterday afternoon (17th Feb)   Read more ...

Sefton residents alerted to their 'clinically extremely vulnerable Covid-19 status' by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Sefton residents have recently been alerted to their ‘clinically extremely vulnerable Covid-19 status’ as part of a national push by   Read more ...

Public field to be turned into sports hub, despite objections by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Residents in Bootle and Litherland, who had petitioned to save a field from being turned into football pitches, have been left disappointed after the   Read more ...

£33m plan to transform area of Bootle is rejected by council by Tom Martin (February 2021)

An ambitious plan to create a £33m ‘neighbourhood development’ in Bootle has been rejected by Sefton Council.SAFE Regeneration wanted to transform   Read more ...

Man charged after gun found in shed by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Officers have charged a 52 year old man following the discovery of a gun in a garden shed yesterday morning in Bootle.Graham Sullivan, 52 of Chester   Read more ...

Man injured in vicious street attack by Tom Martin (February 2021)

A man was the victim of a vicious street assault in Netherton.The 26 year-old man was attacked in the early hours of Wednesday, 3rd February at   Read more ...

Gun found in garden shed by Tom Martin (February 2021)

A midnight raid in Bootle has resulted in an arrest of a man in his 50s as well as the recovery of a gun which was found hidden in his garden   Read more ...

Police step up patrols after two stabbings in south Sefton by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Police have brought in a Section 60 order in the south Sefton area today (16th February), following two stabbings in Litherland and Seaforth.  Last   Read more ...

Brothers found guilty of killing Michael Rainsford by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Two brothers from Seaforth have been found guilty of the murder of Michael Rainsford after he was shot dead in Litherland. The 20-year-old victim was   Read more ...

800 bags of suspected cocaine and £9k found in Crosby home by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Police seized £9,000 in cash, over 800 bags of suspected street deals of cocaine, a kilo of adulterant, a cocaine purity testing kit and large   Read more ...

Two men stabbed in Litherland and Seaforth by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Two men were stabbed in two separate attacks in Litherland and Seaforth last night.At around 9.15pm on Monday night (15 February), emergency services   Read more ...

Victims of crime to shape future of support services by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Victims of crime in Merseyside are being urged to share their experience of the support they received in order to help others.Merseyside’s Police   Read more ...

Over 1.7m people across North West have first jab by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Over 1.7 million people across the North West have now had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.The regional lead for the NHS Covid vaccination   Read more ...

Animal charity gets surprise donation by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Joey’s Legacy Boxer Rescue Liverpool received a surprise donation of £2,000 into its bank account over Valentine's weekend to help provide for pets   Read more ...

Everton boss's stolen safe found after burglary by Tom Martin (February 2021)

A safe belonging to Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti, which was burgled from his Blundellsands home last Friday, has been found empty.  Two male   Read more ...

CCTV appeal after man assaulted in Waterloo by Tom Martin (February 2021)

A CCTV image has been released by police as they continue to investigate an assault in Waterloo last November. At around 3.40pm on Friday 27   Read more ...

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti's Blundellsands home burgled by Tom Martin (February 2021)

The Blundellsands home of Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti was burgled on Friday evening. Two male burglars stole a safe from a property in Hall Road   Read more ...

Strand Shopping Centre forecast to make £1.5m loss by Tom Martin (February 2021)

The Strand Shopping Centre in Bootle is set to make a £1.5 million loss in the next financial year.In a report on the council’s website, the figure   Read more ...

Authors want to find family of 1920s Liverpool player by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Two authors want to track down the family of a footballer who played for Liverpool's back-to-back title winning side of the 1920s. Jeff Goulding and   Read more ...

£50k fundraiser to restore running track by Tom Martin (February 2021)

A £50,000 fundraiser has been started to help restore a running track in Rimrose Valley Country Park so it can reach its “full potential”. The   Read more ...

Funding to help Sefton communities bring local project ideas to life by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Sefton Council has launched a new round of funding to back ideas which will put local people at the heart of the efforts to create more vibrant,   Read more ...

More support for 'excluded' workers by Tom Martin (February 2021)

A further £10m round of financial support has been announced for Liverpool City Region businesses. The new Local Business Support Grants, of between   Read more ...

Wildflower meadow 'network' to be created by Tom Martin (February 2021)

A new network of wildflower meadows is to be created in south Sefton and north Liverpool thanks to the support of a prestigious local grant   Read more ...

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