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The Vamps

The following strange story was related to me many years ago.

It was Valentine’s Day, 1980, and Karl Creighton, a 20-year-old Huyton man, browsed the latest LPs at the Probe Records... Read more »


The following terrifying story took place in January 1972 in Huyton, and over the years, quite a few witnesses to the incident have spoken to me to add more detail to the account of the weird goings-on.

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Bogeyman from above

There are certain paranormal entities which are very difficult to categorize, and a case in point is the strange being which is alleged to have attacked three teenagers in Halewood on Boxing Day, 2010.

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The Grade II-listed Anglican parish church of St Mary’s in West Derby was the unusual backdrop to a number of very strange daylight manifestations of the supernatural from the 1940s to the 1990s.

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The many wives of Stephen

One of the strangest cases I ever looked into concerned a 71-year-old Huytonian man named Stephen – a dead-ringer for Vincent Price with his debonair looks, pencil moustache, and a unique accentless... Read more »


Inexplicable nocturnal sounds are doing the rounds again in the North West, including Knowsley, Liverpool and parts of Wirral.

I have received numerous reports of an annoying low-pitched hum... Read more »


It’s a common fear we all harbour at the back of our minds when we lay in bed at night – the possibility that someone could be trying to break into our home. Human burglars are scary enough,... Read more »

The League of Blondes

For legal reasons I’ve had to change some of the names and places in this story, but the rest, as far as I know, is a true and very strange account.

In July 1977, a 45-year-old out of... Read more »

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    Merseyside’s Police Commissioner and Chief Constable have taken delivery of Merseyside Police’s new Operational Command... Read more »
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    Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a shooting in Kirkby on Wednesday 7 February. ... Read more »
  • Ex-pupil donates minibus to school
    Staff and pupils from Our Lady and St Swithin’s School received a surprise when they were contacted by a man named Russell... Read more »
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Another first for Our Lady’s Prescot

Children from Our Lady’s Catholic Primary Prescot have become the first school to visit the archaeological dig at the site for the new Shakespeare North Theatre in Prescot.

The children from Our Lady’s Catholic Primary Prescot... Read more »


Adult Drama Group at Valley Theatre, Netherley

Fresh from their great success with "Babes in the Wood", the Valley Theatre adult drama group are back, starting a new season, which will finish in June with a performance for the Liverpool Fringe. 18 and over. all welcome. Friendly and supportive... Read more »


HEALTHY KNOWSLEY with Matthew Ashton, Director of Public Health for Knowsley and Sefton


Earlier this month, Public Health England relaunched the national ‘Act FAST’ stroke campaign, working closely with the Stroke Association.

Hopefully by now, you will have seen or heard about the campaign,... Read more »

Posted by
Matthew Ashton
on February 7th, 2018

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