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  • Hospital boss dismissal is upheld after appeal
    Tom Martin
    SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has confirmed that the disciplinary appeal hearings in respect of allegations against the former Chief Executive, Jonathan Parry, and the former Director of Human Resources, Sharon Partington, have been upheld after an appeal.The independent panels that hea...Read More

  • Police confirm man killed by train
    Tom Martin
    A 42-year-old man was struck and killed by a train at Fisherman's Crossing yesterday (Tuesday, February 21).At around 4.45pm, British Transport Police were called to the stretch of the railway track, which is between Freshfield and Ainsdale train stations.The man died at the scene and there are no ...Read More

  • Convicted murderer on the run
    Tom Martin
    A CONVICTED murderer from Walton is on the run after he managed to escape from a hospital appointment when his prison guards were threatened by two armed accomplices.Shaun Colin Walmsley, 28, originally of Wallace Street, is serving a life sentence after Anthony Duffy was stabbed to death near trai...Read More

  • Clumber Lodge cruisers gear up for another bumper Easter surprise
    Ollie Cowan
    SOUTHPORT Cruisers Motor-cycle Club are preparing to hold their annual Easter Egg Run to Clumber Lodge Children's Home in Formby.The club which was originally formed in 2005 organise a charity ride each Christmas and Easter to the children's home, to entertain both children and staff, deliver Easte...Read More

  • MORE REVAMP PLANS UNVEILED
    Tom Martin
    PLANS to refurbish more shop units in Crosby Village has been revealed by regeneration specialists St Modwen.A planning application has been submitted to Sefton Council to refurbish three stores in the ‘Glenn Buildings North’ block, with an artist’s impression of how it will look, pictured above.Th...Read More

  • Clueless Tim likes to be beside the seaside!
    Henry James
    BBC Radio’s multi award-winning antidote to panel games, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, returns to the Southport Theatre stage this week and panellist Tim Brooke-Taylor believes the seaside gigs are the highlight of the tour.Since its inaugural broadcast in 1972, Tim, who is 76 and is a former member...Read More

  • Hospice patrons swing into action for Queenscourt fundraiser
    Ollie Cowan
    A BIG band night to celebrate the very best of swing music has helped to raise over £3,000 for Queenscourt Hospice.Hundreds attended the evening at Southport Little Theatre where the Swingshift Big Band – along with vocalist Chris James – in order to raise vital funds for the Town Lane based hospic...Read More

  • Hollyoaks crew support Sefton mental health project
    Ollie Cowan
    PRODUCERS form the hit tv show Hollyoakes are backing a campaign by Sefton Autism Hub to get more people with mental health issues into filmmaking.Staff from Lime Pictures, who produce the Channel Four soap, are supporting a joint mental health and autistic film Project in partnership with Mersey C...Read More

  • Firefighters attend suspected arson at Yewdale house
    Henry James
    FIREFIGHTERS from Skelmersdale attended a suspected arson at a mid-terraced house in Yewdale, Skelmersdale.When fire crews arrived at the scene on Saturday, February 18 at 6.47am, they found that there was a fire involving a gas main and as a result neighbouring house was evacuated.National Grid we...Read More

  • Win tickets to hit Broadway show
    Henry James
    THE new 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Larson’s ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical RENT is coming to Liverpool and the Champion has tickets for the show to give away.RENT will play the Liverpool Empire from Tuesday, February 28 to Saturday, March 4 and readers c...Read More


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