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Crosby & Litherland Latest News

Would you pay extra tax to hire more police officers? by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Sefton residents are being asked if they would pay extra through the police precept, which is collected alongside the council tax, to help   Read more ...

Man from Crosby wanted on recall to prison by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Have you seen this man?  Michael Sands, 32, from Crosby is wanted on recall to prison. Sands was released from prison on 27 October 2020 after   Read more ...

MP backs campaign to support 'excluded workers' by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson is backing a new bill that would offer financial help to the millions of workers and business owners who have   Read more ...

New codeword to help domestic abuse victims by Tom Martin (January 2021)

A new codeword scheme has been launched to give victims of domestic abuse a chance to ask for help from the safety of their local pharmacy.‘Ask for   Read more ...

Grassroots rugby union could resume in March if restrictions are lifted by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Grassroots rugby union has been put on hold in the North West, but officials are hopeful of resuming the season in March if lockdown restrictions are   Read more ...

Vaccinations roll-out to 'gather pace' over next few weeks by Tom Martin (January 2021)

The roll-out of Covid-19 vaccinations in Sefton will “gather pace over the coming weeks”, with more ‘at risk’ people to be invited to get their first   Read more ...

Residents can now apply for new health insurance card by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Residents in Sefton and West Lancashire can apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC).Under Britain’s new agreement with the EU, UK   Read more ...

Residents to take part in once-in-a-decade census survey by Tom Martin (January 2021)

It’s been nearly ten years since the last census, so residents of Sefton and West Lancashire will soon be able to take part in the once-in-a-decade   Read more ...

Police say 'vast majority' of crowd outside Marine's stadium stuck to social distancing by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Merseyside Police say “the vast majority” of people who gathered outside the Marine Travel Arena before yesterday’s match against Tottenham obeyed   Read more ...

Local football sides could face a second null and void season by Tom Martin (January 2021)

The Northern Premier League and North West Counties League could both be declared null and void for a second successive season. All games in both   Read more ...

Audiology services expanded in south Sefton by Tom Martin (January 2021)

A Crosby audiology business has increased its capacity by opening additional clinics in Bootle, tackling a five-month lockdown backlog of audiology   Read more ...

Brave Marine do the town proud with battling performance against Spurs by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Marine 0Tottenham 5There was no fairytale cup upset for Marine in their FA Cup clash with Tottenham Hotspur, but they did the town proud with a   Read more ...

Woman dies in early morning flat fire by Tom Martin (January 2021)

A 37-year-old woman tragically passed away yesterday morning after a flat fire in Litherland.  Merseyside Fire and Rescue say they were called out to   Read more ...

Council housing to be built in Sefton for first time in 15 years by Tom Martin (January 2021)

 Sefton Council will build council housing for the first time in nearly 15 years in what has been described as a “historic moment” for the   Read more ...

RNLI urges locals to stay safe if walking along beaches by Tom Martin (January 2021)

People in Sefton who are looking to enjoy a walk on the beach during their time outside during lockdown are being urged to be careful by The Royal   Read more ...

'Pubs need more support during lockdown' by Tom Martin (January 2021)

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has launched a bid to give struggling pubs some much needed money through the tills by allowing them to be able to   Read more ...

Runners asked to sign up for Race for Life to help cancer charity by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Runners in Sefton and West Lancashire are being encouraged to look beyond lockdown by making a date to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in   Read more ...

MP Bill Esterson reacts to latest lockdown by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Bill Esterson MP reacted to the new national lockdown saying the tightening of restrictions was necessary to combat rising Covid-19 infections but   Read more ...

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

Apologies this week if you’re a paid-up subscriber to Oven Enthusiast. I care not whether my dinner’s cooked using gas or electricity – merely that   Read more ...

Blind and partially sighted get creative! by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Blind and partially sighted people in Sefton have been getting creative thanks to a series of art classes via Zoom. Living Well Sefton has awarded   Read more ...

Student praised for school exams petition by Tom Martin (January 2021)

A student from Maghull has been praised for his efforts after he started a petition to have GCSE and A level exams in England cancelled due to the   Read more ...

Care packages to be offered to most vulnerable by Tom Martin (January 2021)

The elderly and people living in vulnerable situations in the North West are being given extra support to stay warm and well during the winter   Read more ...

Man jailed for sex offences against two children by Tom Martin (January 2021)

A Netherton man has been jailed for four years for sex offences against two children. Steff Jones, 19, of Marie Curie Avenue, was sentenced to four   Read more ...

New business support grants revealed by government by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Businesses in Sefton and West Lancashire will be able to apply for new grants to help them during the latest lockdown. It was announced this morning   Read more ...

New service launched to help people with mental health problems by Tom Martin (January 2021)

A NEW support service has been launched in Sefton to help people with their mental wellbeing.Mental Health Matters (MHM) has successfully set-up   Read more ...

School hosts prize giving with a difference by Tom Martin (January 2021)

ST?Mary’s College in Crosby paid tribute to the achievements of its pupils at a prize giving ceremony with a difference this year.Because of the   Read more ...

Marine preparing for the biggest game in their 126 year history by Henry James (January 2021)

MARINE FC are preparing for the biggest game in their 126 year history when Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur come to Crosby on Sunday.The FA Cup   Read more ...

‘Vaccines need to be available for whole’ of Sefton, MP says by Tom Martin (January 2021)

MP Bill Esterson wants more Covid-19 vaccines delivered to Sefton after residents from Formby, Highton and Crosby were not invited for the first dose   Read more ...

Council tell parents to send children back to school by Tom Martin (January 2021)

PARENTS in Sefton have been told by Sefton Council to send their children back to the classroom this week, unless they are contacted directly by   Read more ...

Police step up patrols after two shootings by Tom Martin (January 2021)

POLICE have stepped up patrols in Litherland after two recent shootings in the area.Officers are investigating two separate shootings, which   Read more ...

Marine's game against Tottenham to be played behind closed doors by Henry James (January 2021)

MARINE FC’s once in a lifetime game at The Marine Travel Arena against Tottenham on Sunday, January 10 is now to be played behind closed doors after   Read more ...

NHS colleagues across the North West recognised by the Queen in the New Year’s Honours list by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

THE tremendous effort from NHS colleagues across the North West has been recognised by the Queen in the New Year’s Honours list.In a year that has   Read more ...

Mental health charity campaign backed by MP Bill Esterson by Henry James (December 2020)

A CAMPAIGN by the mental health charity Mind to ensure a Winter Mental Health Support Package is in place has been backed by Sefton Central MP Bill   Read more ...

Sefton Cabinet members asked to agree Council’s re-entry into the social housing market - for the first time in nearly 15 years by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

SEFTON Cabinet members are being asked to agree the Council’s re-entry into the social housing market for the first time in nearly 15 years at their   Read more ...

Section 60 order issued following a shooting in Litherland by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

OFFICERS in Litherland introduced a Section 60 order following a shooting on Tuesday, December 29.  Enquiries are ongoing after the incident, which   Read more ...

Member of the force has been awarded the MBE in the Queens New Year's Honours list. by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

CHIEF Constable Andy Cooke has expressed his delight following the news that a member of the force has been awarded the MBE in the Queens New Year's   Read more ...

Neil Young signs contract that secures him at Marine Travel Arena by Henry James (December 2020)

MARINE FC has announced that their manager Neil Young has signed a contract that secures him at The Marine Travel Arena through to May 2024.Young has   Read more ...

Mighty bid for number one spot! by Henry James (December 2020)

MARINE FC has released a new FA Cup song called ‘Mighty Marine’ and are targeting the number one spot.The club are targeting iTunes number one spot   Read more ...

RNLI’s coastline safety warning by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

THIS New  Year, as people choose to blow away the festive cobwebs on the coast, the RNLI has teamed up with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to   Read more ...

Mum of tragic 19 year old who died from meningitis has created a charity in her memory by  BY ISABELLA KEMP  (December 2020)

BY ISABELLA KEMP A MUM who lost her 19 year old daughter to meningitis has created a charity in her memory.Heather Evans, 43, tragically lost her 19   Read more ...

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