Woman in court after threatening to burn down pub
Woman in court after threatening to burn down pub

Woman in court after threatening to burn down pub

THE landlord of a Southport pub was too afraid to go to home after a drunken woman customer made arson threats.Emma Ratcliffe also racially abused licensee Hassan Akdeniz during the incident at the Fox and Goose public house in Cable Street.The 20-year-old, who admitted she had been in the wrong
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Si King attracts huge crowds at the Southport Flower Show

Si King attracts huge crowds at the Southport Flower Show

by Danielle Thompson

HAIRY Biker Si King proved hugely popular at the Southport Flower Show on Saturday – with so many visitors having come to see him at the Cookery

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Arriva bus strike finally ends after pay rise accepted

Arriva bus strike finally ends after pay rise accepted

by Henry James

Arrive North West bus drivers are back behind the wheels after the strike action, dating back to July 20, was finally brought to an end.A strike by

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Southport Flower Show star Jemma recreated her Jubilee pudding!

Southport Flower Show star Jemma recreated her Jubilee pudding!

by Danielle Thompson

A Southport baker who created the official pudding for The Queen’s Jubilee wowed  audiences at the Southport Flower Show!Jemma Melvin recreated her

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FOOD AND DRINK HALL TO OFFER TOWN ‘TASTE OF CITY CENTRE LIFE’

FOOD AND DRINK HALL TO OFFER TOWN ‘TASTE OF CITY CENTRE LIFE’

by Henry James

WHEN Ormskirk’s former indoor market is transformed into a food and drink hall, it will be a venue to rival those in Liverpool city centre, say the

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Operating partner revealed to run Marine Lake Events Centre

Operating partner revealed to run Marine Lake Events Centre

by Tom Martin

SEFTON Council has chosen an operating partner to help run the new Marine Lake Events Centre in Southport.In a report published on Tuesday, August

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Back of the net for Olly as he wins a football scholarship in the USA

Back of the net for Olly as he wins a football scholarship in the USA

by Henry James

A TEENAGER from Skelmersdale has gained a college football scholarship in the USA.Olly Byrne is to start this month at the highly-regarded Neosho

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Tim Hortons moving to Aintree

Tim Hortons moving to Aintree

by Henry James

CANADIAN restaurant brand, Tim Hortons, has announced the arrival of its first restaurant and drive-thru in Aintree, later this year.The new

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Church packed out for meeting on town’s controversial cycle lanes

Church packed out for meeting on town’s controversial cycle lanes

by Malcolm Hindle

MORE than 200 people turned up to meet with Southport MP Damien Moore over the town’s controversial cycle lanes.Mr Moore spoke at length at the

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Residents to become first in world to get Covid-19 variant jab

Residents to become first in world to get Covid-19 variant jab

by Henry James

PEOPLE living in Lancashire will soon be among the first in the world to receive the new Covid-19 variant jab when the autumn booster vaccine

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Bottlenosed dolphins spotted near beach

Bottlenosed dolphins spotted near beach

by Tom Martin

BOTTLENOSED dolphins have been spotted in the sea near Ainsdale beach.The dolphins, which are becoming more common in UK seas, can grow up to 13 feet

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Rail company urging parents to look out for Education Season Tickets

Rail company urging parents to look out for Education Season Tickets

by Henry James

WITH 11-16-year-olds across Lancashire preparing to go back to school in September, Northern is urging parents to do their homework and find out

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Husband inspired by wife to take on charity walk

Husband inspired by wife to take on charity walk

by Tom Martin

A DEVOTED husband from Formby will take part in a charity walk after his wife was diagnosed with vascular dementia.Robin Baynes MBE is set to join

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Bumblebee brings a buzz to flower show!

Bumblebee brings a buzz to flower show!

by Henry James

A HUGE eight foot two inches tall sculpture of the Transformers character, Bumblebee impressed visitors at this year’s Southport Flower Show.The

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Music night to raise awareness of blood cancer

Music night to raise awareness of blood cancer

by Tom Martin

A CHARITY music night will be held in the Gild Hall in Formby to raise awareness of blood cancer and also fundraise for the Anthony Nolan Charity.The

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Mum feels ‘numb’ on anniversary of death of her daughter who never came home from music festival

Mum feels ‘numb’ on anniversary of death of her daughter who never came home from music festival

by Henry James

THE mother of a 20-year-old Edge Hill student who died in a road traffic accident on the way to the Creamfields festival in 2009 has spoken of the

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Church packed out for meeting on town’s controversial cycle lanes

Church packed out for meeting on town’s controversial cycle lanes

by Tom Martin

MORE than 200 people turned up to meet with Southport MP Damien Moore over the town’s controversial cycle lanes.Mr Moore spoke at length at the

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MP calls for recall of Parliament to address energy price rise crisis

MP calls for recall of Parliament to address energy price rise crisis

by Henry James

SEFTON Central MP Bill Esterson is calling for an immediate recall of Parliament to address the energy price cap as bills were predicted to soar to

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Artist’s love of dogs helped her illustrate a children’s book

Artist’s love of dogs helped her illustrate a children’s book

by Tom Martin

AN artist from Waterloo has put her love of dogs to good use after she was asked to draw them in a new children’s book!Mandy Lalley, who is a

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Blaze fears after yobs set fire to fields near houses

Blaze fears after yobs set fire to fields near houses

by Henry James

RESIDENTS in Up Holland fear their houses could be set ablaze after yobs set fire to dry land at the back of their homes. Photographs show a circle

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Mini version of historic church unveiled by artist

Mini version of historic church unveiled by artist

by Tom Martin

A MINIATURE version of a Waterloo landmark has been unveiled by a local artist.Mal Jenkin, 75, has created a model of Old Christ Church and fittingly

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Commissioner states ‘proactive policing’ continues in face of soaring demand

Commissioner states ‘proactive policing’ continues in face of soaring demand

by Henry James

LANCASHIRE'S Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden has praised officers following several successful operations delivering his fighting crime

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Town centre all set for the first Ormskirk Bank Holiday Festival

Town centre all set for the first Ormskirk Bank Holiday Festival

by Henry James

THIS Sunday (August 28) will see the first Ormskirk Bank Holiday Festival come to town.Organisers say the festival will have a “relaxed and

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Pop star Olly Murs delights fans at opening of children’s activity centre

Pop star Olly Murs delights fans at opening of children’s activity centre

by Tom Martin

POP star Olly Murs was on hand to officially open a new children’s activity centre in Birkdale.Staff from VIP HQ Birkdale were delighted to welcome

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Church members raise £300 through sponsored walk

Church members raise £300 through sponsored walk

by Tom Martin

MEMBERS from St John’s Church Crossens raised £300 after taking on a sponsored walk around Botanic Gardens.The group of 14 walkers took on the

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Residents raise £1,500 to buy defib - then get training in how to use it!

Residents raise £1,500 to buy defib - then get training in how to use it!

by Tom Martin

FREE first aid training was given to residents and staff at The Sailings Retirement Living in Southport.It was after more than £1,500 was raised by

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Students in Maghull plan their next steps after receiving their A Level results

Students in Maghull plan their next steps after receiving their A Level results

by Henry James

It was a    similar story for the sixth form college at Deyes High School, College@Deyes.A spokesperson said, “students not only rose to the

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Vintage bus event returns to town

Vintage bus event returns to town

by Tom Martin

VINTAGE buses will be rolled out across Southport when a  popular fundraising day returns to the resort.The Merseyside Transport Trust ) will be

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Three peaks challenge raises £17k for charity

Three peaks challenge raises £17k for charity

by Tom Martin

A GROUP of eleven ‘mad men’ and one ‘mad woman’ have raised over £17,000 for Queenscourt Hospice and other charities - by successfully climbing the

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Tributes are paid to Southport-born former chairman of Everton, David Marsh MBE

Tributes are paid to Southport-born former chairman of Everton, David Marsh MBE

by Tom Martin

fSOUTHPORT-born former Everton FC chairman, Dr David Marsh MBE, who lived in Southport, has died aged 88.Mr Marsh was born in the resort and was a

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Frank Cottrell-Boyce to speak at Marine FC fundraising night

Frank Cottrell-Boyce to speak at Marine FC fundraising night

by Tom Martin

AUTHOR and screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce will be the main guest at a Marine FC fundraising night.The Blundellsands writer will appear at the

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Mayor impressed after visit to learning disability charity

Mayor impressed after visit to learning disability charity

by Henry James

WEST Lancs Mayor Marilyn Westley was left impressed after a visit to learning disability charity Midstream to see what the organisation offers to

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Dad’s attempt at an unusual world record inspired by his son who has cystic fibrosis

Dad’s attempt at an unusual world record inspired by his son who has cystic fibrosis

by Henry James

INSPIRED by his son Arthur, seven, who has cystic fibrosis, Skelmersdale resident Ryan Abbott is hoping to create a new world record with a 140.6

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Students celebrate A-level results after disrupted studies

Students celebrate A-level results after disrupted studies

by Henry James

STUDENTS across West Lancashire have been receiving their A-level results.The vast majority of this year’s graduates would have embarked on their

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