Merry Christmas and a happy new year
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Happy New Year and a welcome to 2013

NY1Happy New Year to all of you who follow this local blog. I hope you've found it informative and useful in keeping you in touch with life here in formby.

Since January at the start of 2012 I've written 107 individual stories about Formby life. Many of the stories have been illustrated with images, videos and sound tracks. I promise more of the same in 2013.

The blog site has also carried details of many events and reports about Formby, using the 'n0tice' board facility provided by the Guardian News Media Group. Please let me have details of local events, stories and offers I'll add them to the blog.

The Blog is very popular and hits/page views  vary between 1500 - 85 per day, depending on the time of the year and the occurence of major events. This year the visit of the Olympic Flame was a peak event. I was also lucky enough to be invited to contribute a report to The Guardian Newspaper Olympic Flame Relay section of their web site.

Finally there is a companion 'Twitter' account associated with the site @formbyvillage this has a following of 1761, as of the time of writing this story. Please join in and add your comments and stories to this very locally based conversation.

More soon, enjoy.

Sean Brady