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  • College hosting performances by National Youth Theatre
    Henry James
    WEST Lancashire College are hosting two performances of Formby playwright Luke Barnes' Lost Boys New Town, in the college's Hope Theatre this September by the prestigious National Youth Theatre.This is an exclusive first look at the latest work by NYT Alumnus Luke Barnes (All We Ever Wanted was Eve...Read More

  • Outdated bins replaced outside Strand
    Tom Martin
    FIVE new bins have been placed outside the Strand Shopping Centre and Hugh Baird College to help reduce litter.The Champion has published a number of stories in recent months about litter and flytipping issues in Bootle, with MP Peter Dowd hitting out at those who dump rubbish in the town.The new b...Read More

  • People being asked for say on future of NHS services
    Henry James
    PEOPLE living in West Lancashire have been asked to have their say on the future of NHS services.Following the Government’s announcement of an extra £20.5billion of funding for the NHS across the UK over the next five years, NHS bosses want to plan how to use that money to improve services.The plan...Read More

  • Tree planted to mark opening of housing development
    Tom Martin
    A TREE has been planted in Netherton to mark the opening of a £5.6million housing development which has seen 57 new homes created in the area.MP Peter Dowd did the honours on Tuesday, September 18 when he was invited by Jigsaw Homes Group to plant the tree at the Buckley Hill Lane site.The 57 new h...Read More

  • Town named as ‘hotspot’ for risky gas appliances
    Danielle Thompson
    SOUTHPORT has been named as a ‘hot spot’ for dangerous gas appliances in the North West – with hundreds of appliances listed in the last year as ‘at risk.’Gas network Cadent is calling on schools in Southport to help spread the carbon monoxide (CO) safety message after their 2017-18 report listed ...Read More

  • Sea fishing club is a big catch with locals!
    Tom Martin
    A SEA fishing club which only formed last year has proven to be a big catch with locals as members mark the one year anniversary.The Champion reported in September 2017 how the Victoria Sea Angling Club was appealing for new members to sign up for fishing trips and regular meetings.Twelve months on...Read More

  • Antiques Roadshow expert to give talk
    Tom Martin
    A FAMILIAR face from BBC's Antiques Roadshow will give a talk in Crosby to reveal some of the exciting items he's seen over the years.Marc Allum, who has appeared on the popular daytime show since 1998, will tell some tales at a meeting of the local Arts Society, to be held at St Michael's Church H...Read More

  • Appeal for information after seven-year-old hit by motorbike yob
    Henry James
    POLICE are appealing for information after a seven-year-old boy out with his dad was knocked from his push-along scooter by a yob on a green off-road bike.The incident took place at about 5.25pm on Saturday, September 15 near Summer Street, Skelmersdale.The rider, who was wearing a hoodie and i...Read More

  • Hundreds turn out for beach clean events in Formby
    Danielle Thompson
    HUNDREDS of volunteers turned out to help at two events in Formby to mark the 25th national Great British Beach Clean initiative... and tackle the growing threat of plastic to ocean life, head-on!The event was part of the Marine Conservation Society’s Beachwatch programme and takes place every thi...Read More

  • Dance school to offer a year of free lessons to scholarship winner
    Danielle Thompson
    THE principal of a newly-created dance and drama school is holding auditions to offer one lucky student a scholarship for free lessons for a whole academic year.Auditions will take place tomorrow (Thursday, September 20) at 6pm at United Reformed Church Hall on Church Road.Catherine Victoria Whiteh...Read More


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