Courses continue after fire

Courses and exams are being held in a community centre after the Hoylake Sailing School was gutted by a fire earlier this week.

The owner of the school says he has been overwhelmed by the offers of support after fire on the first floor of the building spread.

Fire crews from Upton, West Kirby and Wallasey were called at 2:47am on Tuesday (May 11) where they spent around two hours putting out the flames.

John Percival told Heart: "I've had an email from a guy who's on a motor yacht around 300 miles off the coast of Madeira asking how he can help.

"That's been the response from people over the world; I've had calls from people in Paris, Dubai, all over."

Exams and courses have had to be moved to the local community centre after the fire which investigators thinks was caused by an electrical fault.

John went on to say: "we will be up and running as soon as we can back in our centre.  We will hopefully have an office in Hoylake for our staff soon because at the moment our admin staff are working from my house which is not really suitable."