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Is Formby's McDonald's Restaurant for sale?

OVER the last few weeks we have heard about the building that houses a drive thru restaurant that was purpose built in 2015 as MJ's Diner and later acquired by McDonald's in late 2018 is now up for sale? Harrocks Commercial Property has the listing on its website, but we have not had any reply to our requests for more information. From what we are told, the current owner is looking for offers in excess of ₤4 million for the property. Currently we are of the understanding that the rent being paid by...


Sea Cadets in Birkenhead build an interactive ship simulator

MSSC's new 'kickstarters', Harry and Rory, are doing their training as boat instructors at London's Royal Docks.

AN enterprising group of young people and volunteers in Wirral, Merseyside have...


LFC Foundation and the NSPCC launch new partnership to help children across the City Region

LFC Foundation is teaming up with the NSPCC to help improve the lives of children...


MSSC helping young people to 'kick start' their maritime career

THE Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) has launched the 1st of a number of high quality placements for young...


Formby's 2nd Word War connection 80 years from the 'May Blitz'

OVER lockdown we have been working hard on our Historical Archives and are now looking for any information anyone in...


Southport manufacturer completes United Nations Covid19 mission

A Merseyside based waste management manufacturer, Inciner8, has completed the delivery of 20 incinerator...


Intergeneration project is a huge hit with Liverpool Care Home residents

ALL Residents of HC-One's Ash Court residential Care Home in Knotty Ash were overjoyed...


Bowdonbury Brings Music Festival Magic To Cheshire This May Bank Holiday


FORGET Glastonbury - it's all about Bowdonbury this Bank Holiday, with the Bowdonbury Festival bringing a brilliant weekend of music to the heart of Cheshire, at the end of...


MP pleased to see work begin on installing new lifts at Hillside Station in Southport

NEW lifts will begin to be installed at Hillside Station in Southport in May, finally giving passengers step free access to the platforms. Southport's...


80 years on we remember Liverpool's 'May Blitz'

THE Liverpool Bliz took place over 1 May to 8 May 1941. The Mersey had the largest Port on the West Coast, which was of significant importance to the British war effort. This lead to Liverpool and along with Birkenhead, taking the heaviest bombing, outside London. The targeting of the area, by the German Luftwaffe, killed over 4,000 civilians, on Merseyside. Today we can still see the scars of the bombing and the war, if you look around the area. The most well known landmark!


Southport Actor starring in Sleeping Beauty in Liverpool with Gareth Gates excited to see Theatres reopen

SOUTHPORT Actor Emma Grace Arends is looking to make a splash when she...


Enjoy lockdown easing, but be water aware!

AS the current Covid19 restrictions ease, it is anticipated many people will head to coastal locations and inland water beauty spots, few people would think they might become a water incident statistic. But the fact is in the UK in 2019, more people died...


₤4 million fund available for Merseyside grassroots sports clubs and organisations

GRASSROOTS sports clubs and organisations in Merseyside can apply for grants to help them bounce back from the...


Southport And Ormskirk's elderly A&E admissions have nearly doubled

THE number of over 60's admitted to Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments in the North as a result of...


Bowl for Health in Sefton

LEARN the basics of bowls with FREE, fun and friendly group sessions. Suitable for complete beginners, with all equipment provided; anybody can join in and no previous...


Local Care Home group wins national Care Provider of the Year Award

RESIDENTS and the Care Team, at Thomas Henshaw Court Care Home, in Southport, which is part of Anchor...


Apex takes St Joseph's Hospice lottery on the road

APEX Management Solutions is throwing its weight behind St Joseph's Hospice's latest lottery fundraising initiative...


Southport's Lord Street Volunteer Gardeners are out again

THE Lockdown restrictions have been very problematic for Lord Street's volunteer gardeners when have been keeping the Town's world...


Vodaphone joins forces with Good Things Foundation and Mencap to connect those in the North West who have been hit the hardest by the Pandemic

VODAFONE has announced it is working with the social change charity Good Things Foundation to connect digitally excluded families in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK. Vodafone has...


Merseyside bolstered by 529 extra Police Officers

DAMIEN Moore MP has welcomed the announcement that 529 Police Officers have been recruited in Merseyside Police in the 1st year of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's campaign to recruit 20,000 by March 2023, as part of the 8,771 additional Officers that have been recruited across England and Wales. This means the Conservative...


Local Solicitors support Hospice Will Month

6 Solicitors from across Merseyside will be showing their support for St. Joseph's Hospice throughout May 2021. McClure Solicitors in Liverpool and Southport, Brown Turner Ross, DDE Law, Harvey Howell and Formby Law are all giving up their time freely during May and redirecting 100% of all donations to the Hospice. This is incredibly valuable to the Hospice, as every donation it...


British Red Cross responds to India's Covid crisis

THE British Red Cross appeal is raising urgent funds for the crisis in India TV and Radio presenter Anita Rani has thrown her support behind the British Red Cross Global Coronavirus appeal following the on going devastating scenes in India.  In a video released by Rani, she says she feels:- "devasted and helpless" at the news footage coming out of country, as:...


Customers reminded to look out for their Tax Credits renewals packs

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is sending out about 2.5 million annual renewals packs to Tax Credits customers from this week. Customers should check their details in the renewal pack and report any change in circumstances to HMRC. The packs will be sent out over the next 6 weeks and all customers should receive theirs by 4 June 2021...


Merseyside Arts Festival Needs Your Talent

THE Prescot Festival will return this June with plans to get you involved in its 10 day programme of arts, music and culture. The 17 annual festival features a mixture of online and offline activities between Friday, 18 June and Sunday 27 June 2021, and the community is being asked to take part in several key events. Do you have a knack for words and a tale to tell? Enter the 2021 Prescot Festival Short Story...




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