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  1. Christmas bank holiday pharmacy services formby

    Several pharmacies will be open throughout the Christmas bank holiday period and the best way to find out which pharmacy is open ...

    Several pharmacies will be open throughout the Christmas bank holiday period and the best way to find out which pharmacy is open and when is to check your local CCG’s website: South Sefton CCG Southport and Formby CCG

    12/12/2017
  2. Revellers warned to 'keep a clear head' around the rail network over the festive seas formby

    7,419 recorded alcohol-related incidents on and around the railway in 2016/17 an increase of 17% compared with 2015/161 16% ...

    7,419 recorded alcohol-related incidents on and around the railway in 2016/17 – an increase of 17% compared with 2015/161 16% of those incidents happened over the festive period Network Rail, British Transport Police and RSSB unite to encourage people to “Keep a Clear Head” on and around...

    12/12/2017
  3. Metal theft falls after introduction of Scrap Metal Dealers Act formby

    A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has found the number of thefts fell by more than three quarters in 4 years. Metal ...

    A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has found the number of thefts fell by more than three quarters in 4 years. Metal theft has fallen by more than three quarters in 4 years following action by government to tackle a spike in these crimes. A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act,...

    12/12/2017
  4. Stay safe from fire while celebrating Hanukkah formby

    December 12 marks the beginning of Hanukkah - the eight-day Jewish winter time 'festival of lights'. Hanukkah is celebrated ...

    December 12 marks the beginning of Hanukkah - the eight-day Jewish winter time 'festival of lights'. Hanukkah is celebrated with the nightly lighting of the menorah (a nine-branched candelabrum lit during the celebrations), special prayers and fried foods. The festival begins on December 12 and...

    12/12/2017
  5. Merseyside Police discover large Cannabis farm formby

    Merseyside Police discovered a cannabis farm in Seaforth with nearly 450 plants and cropped cannabis. A warrant was carried out ...

    Merseyside Police discovered a cannabis farm in Seaforth with nearly 450 plants and cropped cannabis. A warrant was carried out at the property on Sandy Road at 2pm on Friday 8 December. Officers attended and 447 cannabis plants plus bags of cropped cannabis plants which were ready for...

    11/12/2017
  6. Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room formby

    Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room Stroke patients at Aintree University Hospital are benefitting from a ...

    Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room Stroke patients at Aintree University Hospital are benefitting from a new relaxation room, which has been designed to help combat some of the psychological effects of a stroke. The room, which is a converted office space, includes...

    11/12/2017
  7. Festive fun at Martin Mere formby

    With Christmas holidays already creeping up on us we have loads of activities going on at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre for the ...

    With Christmas holidays already creeping up on us we have loads of activities going on at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you want to get outdoors to walk off the Christmas turkey or your new year’s resolution is get healthier surrounded by wetlands and nature....

    11/12/2017
  8. Missing from home - Arthur Platt-now found formby

    Arthur Platt has been found safe and well. Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal. Merseyside Police is becoming ...

    Arthur Platt has been found safe and well. Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal. Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of a 83 year-old man who has gone missing in Wirral. Arthur Platt was last seen leaving his home address in Noctorum at 8.50am...

    11/12/2017
  9. Planned roadworks in the North West formby

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 8 December but ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 8 December but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little...

    09/12/2017
  10. Appeal after theft of Shotguns outside the Sparrowhawk Hotel formby

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information following the theft of two licensed firearms in Formby. A report was received ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information following the theft of two licensed firearms in Formby. A report was received at about 10pm on Thursday, 7 December that a Browning shotgun and a Beretta shotgun had been taken from a car parked outside the Sparrowhawk Hotel, Southport Old Road in...

    08/12/2017
  11. Ten minute passport renewal service extends to 16 to 25 year olds formby

    Passport holders aged 16 years or over can now use the latest, most convenient way to renew their passport online, Her Majestys ...

    Passport holders aged 16 years or over can now use the latest, most convenient way to renew their passport online, Her Majesty’s Passport Office announced today. The online passport renewal service, which takes an average of 10 minutes to complete, has previously only been available to...

    08/12/2017
  12. Merseyside Police Officer Awarded Queens Police Medal formby

    Merseyside Police Chief Constable Andy Cooke has congratulated Detective Constable Tracy OHara after she attended Buckingham ...

    Merseyside Police Chief Constable Andy Cooke has congratulated Detective Constable Tracy O’Hara after she attended Buckingham Palace to be awarded the Queen's Police Medal (QPM) for distinguished services to policing today/yesterday Thursday 7 December. Detective Constable O’Hara was...

    07/12/2017
  13. Help for the Homeless in Sefton this Christmas formby

    If you know or are aware of anyone who is either homeless or sleeping rough this winter, help is at hand. Vital information ...

    If you know or are aware of anyone who is either homeless or sleeping rough this winter, help is at hand. Vital information designed to help, advise and work with people who have found themselves without a home or sleeping rough on the streets, especially during the harsh cold winter months, is...

    07/12/2017
  14. Christmas drink drive campaign uses friends' influence to help save lives formby

    Christmas campaign works with Kiss FM to get people encouraging their friends not to drink and drive. Tell your friends not ...

    Christmas campaign works with Kiss FM to get people encouraging their friends not to drink and drive. Tell your friends not to drink drive this festive period – says latest THINK! campaign starting today (7 December 2017). For this year’s campaign, which runs to January 1 (2018), THINK!...

    07/12/2017
  15. Local minibus firm rising from the ashes formby

    A well known west Lancashire travel firms well on the road to recovery and has sent out early Christmas greetings to the ...

    A well known west Lancashire travel firm’s well on the road to recovery – and has sent out early Christmas greetings to the coach and minibus companies who helped it overcome tremendous odds after a devastating 2015 fire. Charlton’s Minicoaches of Burscough is now back in gear, as Katie Charlton...

    06/12/2017
  16. Who is Ian Allen? formby

    National Crime Agency investigators are appealing for information to trace a man they want to speak to in connection with a number ...

    National Crime Agency investigators are appealing for information to trace a man they want to speak to in connection with a number of large-scale drug importations. The appeal follows the seizure of 40kgs of cocaine found in a van by Border Force officers based at Coquelles in June 2017. ...

    06/12/2017
  17. North-West forces team up to tackle rise in cash-in-transit robberies formby

    Merseyside Police will join forces with officers across the North West and the security industry to launch a joint operation ...

    Merseyside Police will join forces with officers across the North West and the security industry to launch a joint operation targeting cash-in-transit (CIT) robberies in the run-up to Christmas. The number of CIT robberies, where a security guard delivering or collecting cash from a business...

    06/12/2017
  18. Merseyrail fares to continue to be best value for money in the UK formby

    Some Merseyrail tickets will go up in 2018, but fares overall on the network will remain among the lowest in the UK. Merseyrail ...

    Some Merseyrail tickets will go up in 2018, but fares overall on the network will remain among the lowest in the UK. Merseyrail passengers continue to be among the happiest in the country for the price they pay for a ticket, according to the latest National Rail Passenger Survey (Spring 2017). ...

    05/12/2017
  19. Arriva Strike Action Thursday 7th - Called Off formby

    Arriva North West are pleased to confirm planned industrial action by drivers and engineers on Thursday the 7th December has been ...

    Arriva North West are pleased to confirm planned industrial action by drivers and engineers on Thursday the 7th December has been called off. Strike Action Thursday 7th - Called Off Arriva North West are pleased to confirm planned industrial action by drivers and engineers on the...

    05/12/2017
  20. Back the fight against puppy smugglers and backstreet breeders formby

    Lord Gardiner sets out his top tips to avoid dishonest pet sellers People planning to add a four-legged friend to the ...

    Lord Gardiner sets out his top tips to avoid dishonest pet sellers People planning to add a four-legged friend to the family this Christmas need to be wary of unscrupulous breeders and sellers, animal welfare Minister Lord Gardiner has warned today. The UK is a nation of animal lovers,...

    05/12/2017
  21. 1.4 million people referred to NHS mental health therapy in the past year formby

    Over one million referrals to NHS talking therapies for depression and anxiety were made last year according to new, official ...

    Over one million referrals to NHS talking therapies for depression and anxiety were made last year according to new, official data. Of the 1.4 million new referrals for talking therapies as part of NHS England’s Increasing Access to Talking Therapies (IAPT) programme, 965,000 people began...

    04/12/2017
  22. Highways England lightening the load for hauliers and motorists this Christmas formby

    A £15bn investment on motorways and major A-roads is helping motorists and hauliers this festive season get to their ...

    A £15bn investment on motorways and major A-roads is helping motorists and hauliers this festive season get to their destinations quicker and with fewer delays. Since it was created in 2015, Highways England has completed 18 road improvements across the country, which is a welcome bonus for...

    04/12/2017
  23. Mobile devices, game consoles and wearables make great presents formby

    Are you buying one this Christmas? In all the excitement, it can be easy to forget to make sure its set up and used safely and ...

    Are you buying one this Christmas? In all the excitement, it can be easy to forget to make sure it’s set up and used safely and securely, so we’ve brought you some expert, practical tips to help. Download an internet security app on mobile devices – including Apple – and ensure you keep it...

    04/12/2017
  24. 2 for 1 entry to Martin Mere formby

    This December get up close to stunning wetland wildlife thanks to The National Lottery! From 11 to 15 December 2017 WWT ...

    This December get up close to stunning wetland wildlife thanks to The National Lottery! From 11 to 15 December 2017 WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is offering 2 for 1 admission to National Lottery players to say thanks for the over £10 million WWT has received from the Heritage Lottery Fund...

    04/12/2017
  25. 'Smashing' Jospice ladies day kick starts Christmas formby

    Two hundred ladies enjoyed a fabulously fun and festive afternoon at Formby Hall last Sunday for the St. Josephs Hospice ...

    Two hundred ladies enjoyed a fabulously fun and festive afternoon at Formby Hall last Sunday for the St. Joseph’s Hospice Christmas Ladies Day. Thanks to the incredible generosity of this year’s guests, the event raised an unbelievable £23,400 - the most ever! During the day, a festive...

    04/12/2017
  26. Late night clubbers in Liverpool spared additional hackney taxi fare rise formby

    A rise in hackney fares in Liverpool will be introduced but an additional hike in the cost of journeys in the early hours of ...

    A rise in hackney fares in Liverpool will be introduced – but an additional hike in the cost of journeys in the early hours of Sunday morning has been dropped. Of the 2,138 drivers in the city, only 38 (2 percent) submitted objections opposing varying aspects of the rise, which was requested...

    04/12/2017
  27. Planned roadworks in the North West formby

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 1 December but ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 1 December but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as...

    02/12/2017
  28. Urgent action needed across the UK care home market formby

    The CMA is calling for reform of the care home sector so people get the support they need in their old age, and taking action ...

    The CMA is calling for reform of the care home sector so people get the support they need in their old age, and taking action against some homes. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today published its final findings following an extensive review of whether the residential care...

    01/12/2017
  29. Third week of fugitive focused 'Operation Chapar' launched formby

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in catching ten of Merseyside's most wanted people during a week of action. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in catching ten of Merseyside's most wanted people during a week of action. The nine men and one woman, who are wanted in connection with a variety of offences including domestic violence, murder and burglary, are just a few of the dozens...

    01/12/2017
  30. Results of two-week firearms surrender formby

    Merseyside Police has had a total of 122 weapons and lots of ammunition handed in during the forces two weeks firearms ...

    Merseyside Police has had a total of 122 weapons and lots of ammunition handed in during the force’s two weeks firearms surrender, including 30 viable firearms. The Force joined with five other police forces to take part in the firearms surrender, which ran from Monday 13 November to Sunday...

    01/12/2017
  31. Measles outbreaks confirmed in Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham formby

    Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are ...

    Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in 3 areas of England. As of 29 November 2017, there were 16 confirmed cases in Leeds, 11 confirmed cases in Liverpool and 9 confirmed cases in...

    01/12/2017
  32. Over 100 guns taken off Lancashires streets formby

    115 firearms and several hundred rounds of ammunition were handed into Lancashire Constabulary during a two-week surrender, where ...

    115 firearms and several hundred rounds of ammunition were handed into Lancashire Constabulary during a two-week surrender, where police forces across the country urged people to ‘give up the gun’. The surrender, which ran from Monday 13 November until Sunday 26 November, saw 20 shotguns; four...

    30/11/2017
  33. Names top the list for those wishing for a personalised registration this Christmas formby

    Given the choice, 3 out of 4 motorists would wish for their own name on a number plate if they were given a personalised ...

    Given the choice, 3 out of 4 motorists would wish for their own name on a number plate if they were given a personalised registration as a gift, according to a recent survey. The DVLA spoke to around 1,000 motorists to get their thoughts on personalised registrations for cars. Whilst names...

    30/11/2017
  34. North West Principals urge Chancellor to boost funding for all sixth form students formby

    The Principals of the 21 Sixth Form Colleges in the North West of England have urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to boost funding ...

    The Principals of the 21 Sixth Form Colleges in the North West of England have urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to boost funding for all sixth form students, not just those studying maths. Under plans unveiled in last week’s Budget, schools and colleges will receive an extra £600 per student...

    30/11/2017
  35. Calling unemployed 16 to 25-year-olds. Could you join our Prince's Trust Programme? formby

    Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is inviting 16 to 25-year-olds across Merseyside to apply for a free personal development ...

    Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is inviting 16 to 25-year-olds across Merseyside to apply for a free personal development programme. MFRS has been delivering the Prince’s Trust Team Programme, which offers young people the chance to develop their teamwork and employability skills, for...

    30/11/2017
  36. Merseyside Police Christmas Tree Project formby

    Merseyside Police believe that every child deserves to receive a Christmas present but we know that not every child has a gift for ...

    Merseyside Police believe that every child deserves to receive a Christmas present but we know that not every child has a gift for them under the Christmas Tree. You can really help make a child's Christmas by sending them a gift, even if they don't know who the gift is from. Our idea is...

    30/11/2017

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