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Crime prompts pair to set up own security firm

Crime prompts pair to set up own security firm

A TOWN centre murder and a frightening burglary have led to the formation of a security company in Maryport. Former soldier Adrian Kirkbride, 47, promoter and owner of Nemesis Boxing Club, and Antony Clague, 35, who was formerly in the construction...

News & Star, 23 min. ago

Fine for Barrow man after admitting assault

Alan George Falloon, of Lesh Lane, Barrow, assaulted Callum Bower on Friday June 1 in the town. The 40-year-old pleaded guilty to the charge at South Cumbria Magistrates' Court on Wednesday June 20. Falloon was fined £80. He was also ordered to pay a...


'I hope that someone finds my message in a bottle'

As workers at Serco tackled the litter on Walney beach they discovered their very own message in a bottle. Janet Woodhead, operations administrator at Serco Marine Services, was one of the members of the Big Clean team. On their arrival at the beach...


Safety equipment retailer apologises after Barrow parent blocked in by van

A parent posted a number of pictures on Twitter and tagged Arco into the post after being reportedly being blocked in by a van outside the outlet in Michaelson Road last week. Questioning the firm's "safety expertise" Twitter user @Sekc89...


'Pirates' of all ages enjoy treasure hunt at Heathland Village in Prestwich

'PIRATES' of all ages came together to enjoy a treasure hunt in Prestwich. Organised by The Fed's Children's Centre and Heathlands Village Activity Centre, the activity teamed up some of the community's oldest and youngest as they searched in the...

Bury Times, today, 06:07

Businessman's BOLD plan to tackle aggressive begging in Mathew Street

A Mathew Street business owner has come up with a bold idea to deal with the aggressive begging that he believes is putting people off coming to the iconic city centre destination. Jimmy Boland runs the Rubber Soul Complex - which consists of five...

Liverpool Echo, today, 05:34

Shocking figures show ONE IN FIVE hospital staff attacked in Merseyside

A FIFTH of Merseyside hospital staff were assaulted while on duty last year according to the shocking results of an official survey. Levels of staff reporting physical assaults were at their highest since at least 2012, when the survey question was...

Liverpool Echo, today, 05:34
Anger as the Coconut Grove planning 'saga' rumbles on

Anger as the Coconut Grove planning 'saga' rumbles on

A councillor has questioned why a landmark site that is a gateway to the city has not been developed successfully. The Coconut Grove site on the corner of West Derby Road in Tuebrook was demolished last October after the council lodged an enforcement...

Liverpool Echo, today, 05:34
Chester Racecourse promises not to increase number of Saturday fixtures until after 2020

Chester Racecourse promises not to increase number of Saturday fixtures until after 2020

Chester Race Company has announced it will freeze the number of Saturday fixtures it holds each year up until 2020 as part of a series of measures designed to help manage the impact of race days on Chester. The announcement comes in response to an...

Chester Chronicle, yesterday, 21:04

Crews called to hay blaze

Firefighters spent six hours dealing with a hay blaze in a Lytham barn on Saturday. A hundred bales were alight and the incident in Watchwood Drive meant the crew missed being part of the Lytham Club Day procession – and a rather unusual look for one...

Blackpool Gazette, yesterday, 19:48

Inside Merseyside's luxury National Lottery lounge where winners have picked up £2.3 BILLION

The National Lottery Winners' Centre is not a place many people are lucky enough to visit - but the ECHO was once given a sneak peek behind the scenes. Those who scoop the jackpot have the option to collect their millions at the winner’s lounge in...

Liverpool Echo, yesterday, 19:38

Notorious criminal Darren Gee urges 'choose your life not a knife' in latest online rap

Notorious criminal Darren Gee has warned of the perils of knife crime in his latest rap. Sparked by a harrowing spate of blade-related tragedies, he urges "choose your life not a knife" in the six minute track. The recording is one of dozens...

Liverpool Echo, yesterday, 19:20

DJ left homeless after stealing £1,800 off parents to feed cocaine addiction

A former Liverpool DJ has spoken out about "reaching rock bottom" after his cocaine addiction led him to stoop so low he stole from his own parents. Paul Cashin started taking drugs while he was DJing at former Liverpool gay bar Curzon, from...

Liverpool Echo, yesterday, 19:06

Man charged after reports of shots fired at car in Runcorn

A man was set to appear in court today charged in relation to an incident in Runcorn - where there were reports of shots fired at a car. Sean Meadows, 29, was arrested after an incident in Percival Lane at about 8.25am on Tuesday (June 19). Meadows,...

Liverpool Echo, yesterday, 19:06
Chester Mystery Plays 2018: The director prepares for the first ever performance

Chester Mystery Plays 2018: The director prepares for the first ever performance

Our weekly column devoted to the spectacular 2018 production of Chester Mystery Plays at the Cathedral is this week written by director Peter Leslie Wild who is preraring for the big day when the first performance takes place on June 27 On a cold,...

Chester Chronicle, yesterday, 19:00

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