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Lydiate is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton. One possible root of the name is the Old English hlid-geat meaning 'swing gate', which would be associated with animal farming. Lydiate is mentioned in the Domesday Book.

Ormskirk family plan fundraiser after Alder Hey staff save three-year-old from brain tumour

Daniel Bell was operated on in the summer and has since made a full recovery

In pictures: West Lancashire's first scarecrow festival is huge success

Church View Farm hosts unique Autumnal event

West Lancashire's first ever Scarecrow Festival

Lydiate mum is hoping to reach her target for a memorial for her daughter

Man flags down police after being shot in the face

Patrol car is stopped in Lydiate and four arrested on suspicion of wounding

Arrests made after Maghull shop is robbed

The Co-op at Rainhill and Bargain Booze in Lydiate were targeted on the same day

Lydiate dad loses everything in house fire started in fridge freezer

Noel Davies has been left homeless after the blaze ripped through his home

Maricourt’s McGiveron receives England call up

Maricourt’s McGiveron receives England call up

TALENTED teenage footballer Dominic McGiveron has become the 25th youngster from Merseyside to play for the England U18 schoolboy team.

West Lancashire flooding fears after Environment Agency budget cuts

BUDGET cuts to the Environment Agency have led to flooding fears for West Lancashire as the organisation now has less money to spend on land drainage.

Concerns Maghull development will create urban sprawl that ruins the Green Belt

FEARS have been raised over Sefton Council’s plans to release large amounts of land around Maghull and Lydiate for building.

Lydiate crowbar thug’s appeal thrown out of court

A THUG jailed for shattering a pedestrian's leg with a crowbar in a daylight attack has failed in an Appeal Court bid to clear his name.

Dog saves Lydiate homeowners following early hours blaze

A DOG’s barking alerted a homeowner to a fire in a property which had no smoke alarms.

Maria kicking on to become national champ

MARIA Reynolds, instructor at WLM Taekwondo, has led by example by becoming National Champion in the -67kg advanced adult female division.

Girls invited to attend trials for Maghull Football Club

ARE you a good female footballer but don’t play for a team?

Burscough hit by rain

RAIN ended all hopes of a nerve-shredding finale to Burscough's home game against table-toppers Sefton Park on Saturday.

Burscough stage amazing fight back

IT LOOKED almost mission impossible at the half way point but struggling Burscough defied all the odds to overcome high-flying Spring View in a top versus bottom Liverpool Competition clash at School Lane on Saturday.

Revealed: plans to build 1,588 new homes and a new railway station in Maghull under Sefton’s Local Plan

A HUGE new development of 1,588 homes will be built on Green Belt land in Maghull under Sefton Council’s 15-year blueprint for the future.

Don of the Chelsea Flower Show

A MERSEY gardener who tends to his plants eight hours a day has completed a horticultural hat-trick at Chelsea.

Friends will jump out of a plane for Dogs for the Blind

Friends will jump out of a plane for Dogs for the Blind

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A GROUP of four brave friends have taken up the challenge to sky dive for a charity close to their hearts.

Walkers from across Sefton and West Lancs raise more than £10,000 for charity

A MASS walk through Sefton and West Lancashire has raised more than £10,000 for local charities.

Scoping report into windfarm at Great Altcar causes concern for environment

Scoping report into windfarm at Great Altcar causes concern for environment

A PROPOSAL to build a windfarm in West Lancashire has prompted concerns from residents, conservationists and Sefton council.