Crosby & Litherland Latest News

Renewed calls for water safety after beach tragedy by Tom Martin (July 2021)

FRESH calls have been made for people to stay safe if swimming in open water following the death of a 21-year-old student on Crosby beach.Hamza   Read more ...

Council leader welcomes isolation exemptions for staff by Tom Martin (July 2021)

SEFTON Council’s leader said he hopes the local authority can “start to recover” after the government released a list of job sectors whose workers   Read more ...

MP pays tribute to knife crime victims by Tom Martin (July 2021)

MP Bill Esterson spoke in the House of Commons about the devastating impact of knife crime and paid tributes to four men from Crosby who have all   Read more ...

Children create posters as part of beach litter campaign by Tom Martin (July 2021)

CREATIVE schoolchildren have come up with litter posters which will be used along the Sefton coast this summer to remind visitors to keep the beach   Read more ...

Police make arrests as part of domestic abuse crackdown by Tom Martin (July 2021)

POLICE made arrests in Sefton as part of a crackdown on domestic abuse in Merseyside.Teams of local officers led by Merseyside Police’s Protecting   Read more ...

Charity helps buy two defibs for local communities by Tom Martin (July 2021)

TWO more defibrillators are now available to use for communities in south Sefton thanks to fundraising by Crosby Housing Associsation.The charity   Read more ...

Comedian Tom O'Connor passes away by Tom Martin (July 2021)

TRIBUTES have been paid to comedian Tom O’Connor, who went to school in Crosby, after he passed away at teh age of 81.He had lived with Parkinson's   Read more ...

Former post office transformed into clinic by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A FORMER post office in Blundellsands has been given a half a million pound facelift and reopened as a clinic.The post office, on Blundellsands Road   Read more ...

Remember when Ford claimed Capri Injection would be fast as lightning? by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

REMEMBER when Ford proudly boasted that its Capri Injection would go like lightning? You wouldn’t get away with it today – but then even the sound of   Read more ...

Remember when Ford claimed Capri Injection would be fast as lightning? by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

REMEMBER when Ford proudly boasted that its Capri Injection would go like lightning? You wouldn’t get away with it today – but then even the sound of   Read more ...

Check out this week's Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

The weekend sunshine has been very enjoyable and it’s good to see Southport busy again. Unfortunately the fine weather also encourages the   Read more ...

Students to have work placements at Peel Ports by Tom Martin (July 2021)

PEEL Ports Group and Hugh Baird College have struck a new partnership to offer “career kick-starting opportunities.”The agreement will enable   Read more ...

Charity given funding for post-pandemic planning by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

SEFTON Women’s and Children’s Aid has been awarded a team of business coaches and funding for post-pandemic planning.The charity, which supports   Read more ...

Residents form group to oppose coastal path plans by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A GROUP of residents in Waterloo have joined forces to oppose council plans to create a new coastal cycling and walking route between Crosby   Read more ...

Health boss recognised at national award ceremony by Tom Martin (July 2021)

THE chief officer of NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS South Sefton CCG has been recognised in the NHS   Read more ...

MP wants tougher punishments for attacks on shop workers by Malcolm Hindle (July 2021)

MP Bill Esterson has backed plans to bring in tougher laws for those who assault shop workers.The proposed amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing   Read more ...

Charity hails volunteers for continuing to serve community in pandemic by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A CHARITY in Waterloo has been paying tribute to volunteers who have continued to serve their local communities in spite of the coronavirus   Read more ...

Council tax collection in borough, top in city region by Tom Martin (July 2021)

SEFTON Council has thanked residents and businesses for their prompt payment of council tax and non-domestic rates, making the borough’s collections   Read more ...

Adam dreams of the West End stage - but he needs your help! by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A MUSICAL theatre student from south Sefton needs to raise just under £11,500 to continue his dream of becoming a star on the West End.Adam Cusack,   Read more ...

Forgive me for feeling fobbed off about the Ormskirk MotorFest by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

A LITTLE bit of Monaco in a Lancashire market town. That was the selling point of the very first Ormskirk MotorFest, way back in 2011 – and I’m   Read more ...

Approval given for first council homes to be built in Sefton in almost three decades by Malcolm Hindle (July 2021)

THE first council homes to be built in Sefton in almost three decades will be sited on the edge of Netherton.Sefton Council-owned company Sandway   Read more ...

First council homes to be built in Sefton in almost three decades by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

THE first council homes to be built in Sefton in almost three decades will be sited on the edge of Netherton.Sefton Council-owned company Sandway   Read more ...

RSPCA reveals Merseyside as ‘cruelty hotspot’ by Tom Martin (July 2021)

ANIMAL charity RSPCA has launched a campaign to ‘Cancel Out Cruelty’ - as figures reveal Merseyside is one of the ten ‘cruelty hotspots’ in England   Read more ...

MP wants tougher punishments for attacks on workers by Tom Martin (July 2021)

MP Bill Esterson has backed plans to bring in tougher laws for those who assault shop workers.The proposed amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing   Read more ...

Borough plays catch-up on dealing with ‘distressing delays’ to burial services by Malcolm Hindle (July 2021)

SEFTON Council has promised action to improve the ‘distressing delays’ for people accessing the borough’s burial services. Peter Moore, Head of   Read more ...

NHS workers thanked on 73th birthday of service by Tom Martin (July 2021)

NHS workers in Sefton have been thanked after the country marked the 73rd anniversary of the health service.The day was marked on Monday, July 5, and   Read more ...

Campaigners hold demonstration on Crosby beach against Amazon by Tom Martin (July 2021)

CAMPAIGNERS held a demonstration on Crosby beach to call for better working conditions for Amazon workers.Trade union Unite has launched an ‘Action   Read more ...

Police step up patrols after teenager shot by Tom Martin (July 2021)

WATERLOO residents have been reassured by police that they “will do everything in our power to bring all those responsible to justice” after a   Read more ...

Huge cannabis farm with 458 plants found in flat by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A HUGE cannabis farm has been seized in a Litherland flat after police found 458 plants spread across five rooms.Local officers patrolling the area   Read more ...

Amelia wants better social care after death of mum by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A DAUGHTER who claims her mum was denied vital medical treatment at home and therefore “given a death sentence” has backed a new campaign calling on   Read more ...

Funding boost for Seaforth Nature Reserve by Tom Martin (July 2021)

SEAFORTH Nature Reserve has been given a £3,000 boost towards its ongoing improvement works.The site, which is located within the grounds of the Port   Read more ...

Terri has her ‘thoughts’ on life published by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A RETIRED lecturer from Crosby who sends her friends daily ‘thoughts’ about life has decided to publish them in a new book.Terri Whitaker, 75, told   Read more ...

Man charged in connection with Connor Dockerty murder by Tom Martin (July 2021)

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of Connor Dockerty, from Litherland, have charged a man with assisting an offender.At around 8pm on Monday, April   Read more ...

Marine FC given go-ahead for new 3G pitch by Tom Martin (July 2021)

PLANS to build a new 3G pitch at Marine Travel Arena have been approved by Sefton Council after the Crosby football club addressed concerns about   Read more ...

Former pub ‘unrecognisable’ after housing transformation by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A FORMER pub in Crosby looks unrecognisable after it was transformed into apartments.The Crosby Hotel, on Liverpool Road, was snapped up by   Read more ...

Riley goes the extra mile for charity challenge by Tom Martin (July 2021)

AN eight-year-old from Seaforth has raised money for charity after taking on a ten-mile cycle challenge.Riley Whewell aimed to raise £100 but managed   Read more ...

Youngster wins national award from Prince Harry for supporting his family by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A REMARKABLE ten-year-old from Crosby who helps look after his younger sister has been recognised for his efforts by the Duke of Sussex at a private   Read more ...

Council reveal daily struggles of clearing sand from coastal paths by Tom Martin (July 2021)

SEFTON Council has revealed the difficult challenge they face on a daily basis to clear windblown sand from coastal paths in Southport and Crosby.The   Read more ...

Standards have fallen... but we’ll bounce back, says council leader by Malcolm Hindle (June 2021)

ALTHOUGH the delayed end of Covid lockdown restrictions is now scheduled for July 19, Sefton Council is still ‘feeling the effects of the virus.’In a   Read more ...

Logical way forward for best selling sports car? by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

NOT since Bob Dylan switched his instruments in the mid-Sixties has anything going electric generated as much fevered chatter – albeit in angry   Read more ...

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