Rueters to close
Rueters to close

Rueters to close

A well known bar and grill in the resort is closing down with the owners saying they have ‘fallen victim to the cost of living crisis’.Rueters, on Hoghton Street, will close on Sunday, May 29.It comes only a month after Matt Howard, who runs the venue, was awarded the Publican of the Year title at
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On the spot fines to help stop beach louts

On the spot fines to help stop beach louts

by Tom Martin

COUNCIL officers could be given powers to hand out £75 on the spot fines to beach-goers in Sefton in an effort to crackdown on anti-social

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Vandals disrupt canal boat which operates cruises for disabled

Vandals disrupt canal boat which operates cruises for disabled

by Henry James

A CANAL boat, which is operated from Parbold for people with disabilities and other special needs, had to cancel a booking after vandals forced a

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Jemma's trifle is fit for a Queen!

Jemma's trifle is fit for a Queen!

by Tom Martin

A HOME baker’s humble trifle has been crowned the official pudding for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!Jemma Melvin, from Southport, beat competition

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Mum who launched new career ‘makes unique memories’ for families

Mum who launched new career ‘makes unique memories’ for families

A MUM of two from Southport who launched a new career after having children hopes to help ‘make unique memories’ for families and to reassure mums to feel confident in their

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Man found in Tarleton with a head injury believed to be from a crossbow in critical condition

Man found in Tarleton with a head injury believed to be from a crossbow in critical condition

by Henry James

A MAN in his 20s who was found with a head injury in Tarleton, believed to be caused by a crossbow, is in a critical condition in hospital.Police

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Royal British Legion opens new base in Crosby Village

Royal British Legion opens new base in Crosby Village

by Tom Martin

CROSBY Royal British Legion has opened a new centre in Crosby Village.Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside, Mark Blundell, did the honours on Saturday, May

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West Lancashire police officers highlight start of national campaign to tackle knife crime

West Lancashire police officers highlight start of national campaign to tackle knife crime

by Henry James

OFFICERS from the police in West Lancashire are joining other police forces in the national Operation Sceptre week of intensive action to tackle

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Joshua’s artwork chosen to be displayed at Royal Academy of Arts in London

Joshua’s artwork chosen to be displayed at Royal Academy of Arts in London

by Henry James

A BURSCOUGH Village Primary School pupil has won the Royal Academy of Art Competition.Mrs Porter, Art subject leader at the school, entered 14 of

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Chance to experience sights and sounds of Norman England at Coronation Park

Chance to experience sights and sounds of Norman England at Coronation Park

by Henry James

VISITORS to Coronation Park at the weekend were able to step back in time and enjoy the Ormskirk Medieval Festival.The free event took place on

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Residents start petition against new store selling alcohol late at night

Residents start petition against new store selling alcohol late at night

by Tom Martin

A PETITION has been started by Waterloo residents against a new convenience store selling alcohol until late at night.The former Londis shop, on the

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Bar has licence conditions changed after gun incident

Bar has licence conditions changed after gun incident

by Tom Martin

PARNELLS bar in Waterloo has had its licence conditions changed following a review by Sefton Council.The Licensing and Sub-Committee meeting on

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Ada follows in footsteps of older sister by turning 100!

Ada follows in footsteps of older sister by turning 100!

by Tom Martin

A SOUTHPORT resident has followed in the footsteps of her older sister by celebrating her 100th birthday!Ada Judge marked the special occasion on May

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Brass band helps celebrate Philip’s 100th birthday

Brass band helps celebrate Philip’s 100th birthday

by Henry James

THE Red Admiral Music Academy Band visited Aranmore Park rest home in Burscough to play for a resident who loves brass bands and who has recently

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Two councillors leave Conservative Party after hitting out at 'weak leadership'

Two councillors leave Conservative Party after hitting out at 'weak leadership'

by Tom Martin

THE Conservative Party has lost two more seats on Sefton Council after two Southport-based Tory councillors left the party.Cambridge Cllr Sinclair

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Four Greater Flamingo chicks hatch at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Four Greater Flamingo chicks hatch at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

by Henry James

STAFF and volunteers at WWT Martin Mere are celebrating after four Greater Flamingo chicks hatched at the centre last week.Flamingos are a firm

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H'boro play earns rave reviews

H'boro play earns rave reviews

by Tom Martin

A BIRKDALE playwright has been earning rave reviews for his “emotional and heartbreaking” story about the Hillsborough football tragedy.Tom Cain, who

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Woman drives car at people outside sports bar

Woman drives car at people outside sports bar

by Tom Martin

A WOMAN who was reportedly involved in an “altercation” with a group of people outside a sports bar drove her car onto the pavement and towards

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New project manager and developer named at Ormskirk based charity

New project manager and developer named at Ormskirk based charity

by Henry James

ORMSKIRK based charity, Community Lives Matter, are pleased to confirm the appointment of Jo Anne McGonigal in the role of project manager and

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Motorcyclist dies after crashing into field on country road

Motorcyclist dies after crashing into field on country road

by Henry James

A MOTORCYCLIST has died following an accident on a country road in Aughton.Police say the 61-year-old rider, from Bootle, crashed into a field off

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Nursing home launches new learning and development academy

Nursing home launches new learning and development academy

by Tom Martin

A NURSING home in Formby has launched a new learning and development academy.Freshfields, run by Valorum Care Group, has created The Valorum Care

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Graphic designer’s huge Liverpool FC programme book nominated for award

Graphic designer’s huge Liverpool FC programme book nominated for award

by Henry James

A GRAPHIC designer from Ormskirk is one of the people behind a new book about Liverpool FC’s match programmes which has been nominated for the

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Skelmersdale Police want to speak to Michael Houldsworth in connection with theft investigation

Skelmersdale Police want to speak to Michael Houldsworth in connection with theft investigation

by Henry James

SKELMERSDALE Police want to trace Michael Houldsworth and speak to him about an investigation into some serious threats and theft.He is 32, with

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Holly can’t wait for the Commonwealth Games

Holly can’t wait for the Commonwealth Games

by Tom Martin

SOUTHPORT swimmer Holly Hibbert has qualified to compete at this summer’s Commonwealth Games.Holly, 22, will look to bring home medals in the 100m

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Dad urges others to get checked out if they show signs of dementia

Dad urges others to get checked out if they show signs of dementia

by Tom Martin

A SOUTHPORT dad has urged others who show early signs of dementia to get diagnosed as soon as possible after he put off going to the doctor because

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Residents invited to next CCG Governing Body meetings

Residents invited to next CCG Governing Body meetings

by Henry James

RESIDENTS in West Lancashire are being invited to see local NHS decision-making in action, again in a virtual setting.NHS West Lancashire Clinical

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Inspiration School of Dance’s first production is a success

Inspiration School of Dance’s first production is a success

by Henry James

EARLY May bank holiday weekend saw Inspiration School of Dance make their debut musical performance with Matilda Jr.The musical adaptation of the

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Hospice teams up with bike ride event

Hospice teams up with bike ride event

by Tom Martin

ST Joseph’s Hospice has been named the official charity partner for this year’s Liverpool to Chester Bike Ride.The Thornton-based hospice charity,

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Man suffers serious head injury during assault

Man suffers serious head injury during assault

by Tom Martin

A MAN needed hospital treatment to a serious head injury after a “nasty assault” by two people in Southport.At around 2am on Friday, May 13 officers

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MP gives keynote speech at rail conference

MP gives keynote speech at rail conference

by Tom Martin

SEFTON Central MP Bill Esterson gave the key note speech at the Railtex/Infrarail conference at London’s Olympia exhibition centre to highlight the

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Merseyrail striving to raise mental health awareness

Merseyrail striving to raise mental health awareness

by Henry James

MERSEYRAIL has become the latest signatory of the innovative Railway Mental Health Charter (RMHC).The Charter has been developed in collaboration

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£200k to stop the rot on Pier!

£200k to stop the rot on Pier!

by Tom Martin

MORE than £200,000 will be spent on replacing the entire Southport Pier decking due to rot.Southport Pier is a Grade II listed structure, which the

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Presentation event held for supported interns

Presentation event held for supported interns

by Henry James

SUPPORTED Internship students at West Lancashire College celebrated last night at a presentation event, where they were joined by local employers

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Law firm donates £12k to charities

Law firm donates £12k to charities

by Tom Martin

A SOUTHPORT law firm has donated more than £12,000 to local and national charities.Fletchers Solicitors has given the money to Queenscourt Hospice,

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