Live updates


Calls to support local businesses this festive season

There are calls for us to support our local small businesses this festive season. The campaign Small Business, Big difference is in it's fourth year.

Labour's Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson says there's a huge opportunity for the North West to become more self sufficient and small businesses hold the key to success:


Motorists advised to avoid Switch Island in Sefton due to 'serious road traffic accident'

Ormskirk Road Credit: Google Maps

Motorists are being advised to avoid Motorists are being advised to avoid Switch Island in Sefton this evening following a serious road traffic collision involving a motorbike and a 4x4.

The male motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with serious multiple injuries following the collision on Ormskirk Road at 3.35pm.

Police have closed a number of roads leading onto Switch Island and motorists are advised to avoid the whole area where possible to avoid becoming stuck in lengthy delays.

The closures are expected to remain in place for several hours due to the seriousness of the motorcyclist’s injuries and the police investigation work.

Load more updates