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Maghull is a town and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside. Some famous faces linked to Magull include John Lennon, who lived with relatives at Cedar Grove for a short while and also Frank Hornby, of Hornby Railways, Dinky Toy and Meccano fame.

Yob James Coleman locked up for writing sick Erick Maina Nazi graffiti at Maghull school

Repulsed judge tells Netherton teen James Coleman: "There was bigotry in every stroke of your brush."

Jailed: Maghull taxi driver who hit wife with an axe and held her captive for three days

17 years for David Churchill, 52, who set fire to home causing young family next door to flee for their lives

West Lancashire scout leader awarded medal of merit

Kenneth Nayler has been involved with the Maghull troop since 1969

Squadron flying to impress on the Wing

Maghull Cadets perform well in local five a side competition

Brave parents of tragic teen Erick Maina speak to church youngsters just hours after his death

Church launches fundraising appeal after sad death of talented youngster

Teenagers plead guilty to racist graffiti at school of Erick Maina, who died at the weekend

James Coleman and 17-year-old who cannot be named plead guilty to racially aggravated criminal damage

Two charged over racist graffiti seemingly mocking Maghull teenager Erick Maina's death

Teenagers will appear in court today over vandalism in wake of death of Erick Maina

E-fit of Maghull mugging suspect is released following police investigation

Brave pensioner thwarted a would-be robber who tried to grab a bag of cash

Pensioner thwarts would-be robber who tried to grab bag of cash in the street

Passers-by intervene to chase off offender

Liam Taylor's Maghull school mates pay tribute to their "amazing friend"

Headteacher at Deyes High said he "had a bright future"

'It was like a horror film': Gran tells of terror at being held captive and tortured with axe by her sadistic husband

GRAPHIC PHOTOS WARNING: June Churchill was bound, gagged and blindfolded as evil estranged husband attacker slashed her

Husband held wife captive and set fire to her home

David Churchill, 52, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court and told there may be a lengthy prison sentence

Burscough salon owner's 'Bronzie' impresses TV stars

Leanne LeGuen's creation has been used by Strictly Come Dancing stars

West Lancashire's first ever Scarecrow Festival

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

PC David Woods

Merseyside policeman selling Nazi mugs, knives and fake guns in Ormskirk

Potentially lethal weapons and sickening WW2 objects sold by officer's business

Husband who allegedly kept wife captive for days before torching their house appears in court

David Churchill was on bail for assault when he allegedly struck at Maghull home

Man charged after suspected arson attack at house in Maghull

Fierce fire led to residents fearing for their lives

In pictures: Autumn in West Lancashire

With October underway, Hallowe'en fast approaching and autumn in full swing, what better way to showcase our beautiful borough of West Lancashire with some of your amazing seasonal pictures.

Aughton schoolgirl raises hundreds for stillborn charity through loom band creations

Phoebe Povey, eight, is raising money in memory of her cousin Charlie

Ormskirk Schoolgirl donates her locks to children's charity

Asha Price, had 15 inches chopped from her tresses for Little Princess Trust