Bosses at the chain are set to close the branch on The Strand towards the end of the summmer.

The 2011 X Factor hopeful, Marcus Collins was brought up in Bootle. He finished runner-up in 2011.

Bootle is a constituency[n 1] which has been represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by Peter Dowd of the Labour Party since 2015.[n 2]

Historic Mersey Bar light ship Planet is set to leave Liverpool after being seized over unpaid bills and safety fears.

“The opening of our new store will enable us to improve our food offering for customers bringing them the very best of our innovative and exciting product ranges, as well as a Coffee to Go and Shop Your Way collection point”.

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Store set to shut towards the end of the summer

1974-1983: The County Borough of Bootle, and the Urban District of Litherland.

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More congestion to flag up. The A533 Runcorn Widnes Bridge busy in both directions between A557 Weston Point Expressway and A557 Queensway.

The borough celebrated its centenary in 1968 and civic pride was much in evidence.

A St Helens thug who was caged for his part in an “appalling” attack on a taxi firm boss has had his jail term cut by top judges on appeal.

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Producer Josh Deegan mentions Bootle as a major influence and helped him to form the characters in his challenging drama The Bootle Bag heads, which was nominated for BAFTA in 2015 for best screenplay.

The town has a leisure centre located in the North Park area, which includes a modern gym, swimming pool, and various indoor sports halls. The Bootle New Strand shopping centre contains many of the regular high street stores, combined with a smaller collection of local businesses. For entertainment there is a wide variety of public houses, snooker clubs and late night bars. There are also a number of restaurants.

An electoral ward of the same name exists. This ward stretches north along the coast as far as Muncaster with a total population of 1,300.[4]

All lanes are now open on #M58 Westbound J6-J5, following an earlier @LancsPolice led incident. Thank you for your patience.

Pair in custody after suspected handgun discovered on Snowdrop Street

Brian Anson, 1935 – 2009, architect and town planner, Greater London Council, planned redevelopment of Covent Garden before working with residents to challenge and defeat his own plan, born and educated in Bootle.

Interesting story here on how Liverpool FC nearly signed Joey Barton, but ended up with Xabi Alonso instead.

Bootle deputy leader clashed with panel during televised debate

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Many notable footballers were born in Bootle. Jamie Carragher,[19] Steve McManaman[20] and Roy Evans[21] came to prominence playing for Liverpool (with Evans later going on to become the club's manager) whilst Alvin Martin[22] is regarded as one of West Ham United's greatest ever players. Former Evertonian Jose Baxter of Sheffield United was born in Bootle.

ECHO readers have taken to our comments section to express their concerns about the store closure.

Historically in Lancashire, Bootle's economy has been centred on the docks and their associated industries for decades.

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Gayle Leahair teamed up with George Williams to create Liverpool-based Weinstein Williams Associates which hounded victims

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are set to divorce after two years of marriage.

The linguist John C. Wells was born in Bootle and attended school in Wigan, but has lived the majority of his life in London.

1885-1918: The Municipal Boroughs of Bootle-cum-Linacre and Liverpool, the civil parishes of Childwall, Fazakerley, Walton-on-the-Hill, and Wavertree, and parts of the civil parishes of Toxteth Park and West Derby.

Angelina Jolie has reportedly filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, according to celebrity website TMZ. The famous couple married in France two years ago. The couple are yet to comment publicly on the claims.

Earlier today a spokesperson for M&S confirmed that the store would be closing, with a new Foodhall store opening on Queens Drive.

Bootle was originally a small hamlet built near the 'sand hills' or dunes of the river estuary. The settlement began to grow as a bathing resort for wealthy residents of Liverpool in the early 19th century. Some remaining large villas which housed well-to-do commuters to Liverpool are located in the area known locally as 'Bootle Village'.

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The Bootle Docks receive a huge number of containers daily. On land, the containers are transferred by truck or train to supply the market. At the dry sites of the docks, cargo handling equipment is used to load and unload containers from the ships. It is also used to move containers from the yard to storage places. The cargo handling equipment is powered by diesel fuel so creates a large amount of PM and NO2 pollution.

The Liverpool Echo reaches 1 in 3 people in the area with a daily readership of more than 256,000* people.The Liverpool Echo website reaches 1.5 million unique users each month who look at around 8.5 million pages**.

If you’re looking for friendly staff and great offers at the bar, then Rileys Sports Bar Bootle is the only place to be! Come in and enjoy the biggest and best quality TV screen in Bootle showing all live sport in comfy surroundings.

He said: “I am so disappointed to hear that M&S have decided to up sticks and relocate elsewhere after being in Bootle for so long.