The Co-op at Rainhill and Bargain Booze in Lydiate were targeted on the same day
Noel Davies has been left homeless after the blaze ripped through his home
TALENTED teenage footballer Dominic McGiveron has become the 25th youngster from Merseyside to play for the England U18 schoolboy team.
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.
FEARS have been raised over Sefton Council’s plans to release large amounts of land around Maghull and Lydiate for building.
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.
A DOG’s barking alerted a homeowner to a fire in a property which had no smoke alarms.
MARIA Reynolds, instructor at WLM Taekwondo, has led by example by becoming National Champion in the -67kg advanced adult female division.
ARE you a good female footballer but don’t play for a team?
RAIN ended all hopes of a nerve-shredding finale to Burscough's home game against table-toppers Sefton Park on Saturday.
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.
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.
A MERSEY gardener who tends to his plants eight hours a day has completed a horticultural hat-trick at Chelsea.
A GROUP of four brave friends have taken up the challenge to sky dive for a charity close to their hearts.
A MASS walk through Sefton and West Lancashire has raised more than £10,000 for local charities.
A PROPOSAL to build a windfarm in West Lancashire has prompted concerns from residents, conservationists and Sefton council.
A TRUCKER could have been killed when his vehicle hit an 11,000 volt overhead power line as he tipped fertiliser onto West Lancs farmland, a court has heard.
A Lydiate graduate and chess enthusiast has joined forces with Maghull Maths Centre to bring the ancient game to the town's young.
BILL Esterson MP met Everton legend and Lydiate resident Kevin Sheedy at a reception in parliament for charity Beating Bowel Cancer.
Maghull & Lydiate Labour Action Team is warning motorists to be extra vigilant following reports that unscrupulous thieves are striking as car owners are defrosting their vehicles.