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  • New MP Moore makes maiden Commons speech
    Ollie Cowan
    DAMIEN Moore has promised to give Southport a louder voice in the House of Commons during his maiden parliamentary speech – before voting for a pay freeze on public sector workers.The new Southport MP wasted no time in giving a rally cry-like speech to the house on Monday (June 27) in which he laud...Read More

  • Steve Finnigan appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire
    Henry James
    HER Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth, has announced the appointment of Steve Finnigan CBE QPM as a Deputy Lieutenant of the County. The function of a Deputy Lieutenant is to assist the Lord-Lieutenant, who is Her Majesty’s personal representative in a county or area, in ca...Read More

  • Southport Foodbank issue crisis appeal as stock runs out
    Ollie Cowan
    A DESPERATE appeal for donations has been issued by Southport Foodbank as they reach crisis point.The team at the Lakeside Centre based food bank on the Marine Lake say they are experiencing a huge upsurge in users since last year and their stock is rapidly depleting.Without further urgent donation...Read More

  • Energy technology company relocates to head office in Skelmersdale
    Henry James
    AN award-winning North West energy technology company has relocated its head office to a new larger base in Skelmersdale.Extreme Low Energy (ELe) has moved into a 1,600 sq ft unit in Skelmersdale’s Gillibrands Industrial Estate which offers a combination of office, warehouse and research and develo...Read More

  • The Dell wins £2500 grant as community pub project nears success
    Ollie Cowan
    A CAMPAIGN to save a much-loved Birkdale pub from closure has been awarded support from a national community pub support group.More Than A Pub: The Community Pub Business Support Programme have donated £2,500 to the Blundell Arms Community Pub programme, set up by Birkdale resident Jason McCormackT...Read More

  • Firefighters hold car wash for Grenfell
    Ollie Cowan
    FIREFIGHTERS at Southport Community Fire Station held a car wash last weekend (Saturday, July 1) to raise money for the British Red Cross London Fire Relief Fund, which is helping people affected by the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower.The event ran from 10am to 4pm.Watch Manager Dave Shanahan s...Read More

  • University to host performance of The Comedy of Errors
    Henry James
    EDGE Hill University’s Rock Garden will play host to this year’s outdoor public performance of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors on Sunday, July 2. The bard’s shortest, funniest and most rumbustious comedy sees two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, unknowingly end up in the same...Read More

  • Round Table looking to give funds away to charitable causes
    Henry James
    IT’S been a bumper year for Southport Hesketh Round Table.The local lads are grateful for the tremendous support they’ve received this year with their events, (they organise the Southport Charity Bonfire & Fireworks in Victoria Park, Mad Dog 10K race and the popular Santa Sleigh, among other activi...Read More

  • Men-Aces founder Carl to be awarded Freedom of the Borough
    Frank Martin
    THE founder of Skem Men-Aces disability football club is to be granted the Freedom of the Borough of West Lancashire – the highest honour that the council can bestow on any citizen or body.Carl Eaton is to receive the award at an Extraordinary Council meeting of West Lancashire Borough Council on W...Read More

  • ‘Set aside plenty of time’ for Tate exhibition
    Henry James
    THOSE people visiting Tate Liverpool to see the Portraying A Nation: Germany 1919-1933 exhibition which highlights the work of the painter Otto Dix and the photographer August Sander should set aside plenty of time, writes Henry James.This is the first time their work has been exhibited together.Th...Read More


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