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Macca and Beth was ‘another good night at the Royal’

Macca and Beth was ‘another good night at the Royal’ by Pete Rimmer (May 2022)

Macca and BethRoyal Court, Liverpool WITH the odd reference to Macbeth (the play no one should mention) Macca and Beth gets off to spooky start.Macca   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (May 2022)

 HOPE that you have all been watching Rip-Off Britain since I mentioned its return last week. Some of the stories are quite eye-opening, although not   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (May 2022)

THIS week, BBC1 returned in mornings with a new series of Rip-Off Britain, and the first show on Monday, May 2 featured Southport, so I hope you will   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (April 2022)

I HOPE that you all had a pleasant Easter in the sunshine. I read some recent reports about banking frauds, and there are some good suggestions for   Read more ...

'Abhorrent' rapist who subjected teenager to 'sickening' ordeal is jailed for more than 12 years

'Abhorrent' rapist who subjected teenager to 'sickening' ordeal is jailed for more than 12 years by Danielle Thompson (April 2022)

AN ‘ABHORRENT’ predator who raped a ‘distraught’ teenage girl at Liverpool Lime Street railway station in a ‘sickening’ ordeal has been put behind   Read more ...

Anything Goes is ‘well-worth catching’ before touring production returns to London

Anything Goes is ‘well-worth catching’ before touring production returns to London by Henry James (April 2022)

THE musical Anything Goes is currently at the Liverpool Empire after a sold-out run in the West End.The score by Cole Porter has some toe-tapping   Read more ...

Full cast announced for new touring stage production of Helen Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey

Full cast announced for new touring stage production of Helen Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey by Henry James (April 2022)

THE full cast for the first major UK national tour of Helen Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey has been announced.Twopence To Cross The Mersey   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Life on Cars column! by Danielle Thompson (April 2022)

  WHAT’S the earliest you can get away with mentioning Christmas? I think the cheekiest pre-festive plug I’ve ever come across was an eatery in   Read more ...

Six is an ‘entertaining and modern look at the lives of Henry VIII’s wives’

Six is an ‘entertaining and modern look at the lives of Henry VIII’s wives’ by Henry James (April 2022)

SIX, which can be seen at the Liverpool Empire this week, is not only a musical - it is a history lesson looking at Henry VIII’s wives.Each of them   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (April 2022)

HAVE you been watching “Scam Interceptors” on BBC 1 in the mornings? Definitely an eye-opener for the viewers. If you have missed it, then I   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Life on Cars column! by Danielle Thompson (April 2022)

TESLA’S boffins have clearly been busy. Having not got distracted by their founder snapping up some of Twitter and then declining a seat on its board   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (April 2022)

A NEW twist on a delivery scam sees the perpetrators creating fake chatbots that sneakily sign victims up for expensive monthly subscriptions. The UK   Read more ...

Mamma Mia! is a musical ‘which is standing test of time’

Mamma Mia! is a musical ‘which is standing test of time’ by Henry James (April 2022)

A MUSICAL which uses the back catalogue of ABBA was always going to be hit and Mamma Mia! certainly has been.It has now been seen by more than 65   Read more ...

The Royal was ‘a madcap adventure’

The Royal was ‘a madcap adventure’ by Pete Rimmer (March 2022)

The Royal written by Lindzi Germain and Angela SimmsRoyal Court LiverpoolWHAT could be so funny about a play telling the story of the closure of a   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (March 2022)

LAST week, I mentioned scammers and charity donations requests. I have taken a closer look at these scams. Unfortunately, fraudsters are taking   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (March 2022)

ANOTHER Covid testing scam has come to my attention. If you receive a text message like the one below, report to 7726. Do not click on the link which   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Life on Cars column! by David Simister (March 2022)

IT’S not every day you get to see a major TV star talking about what they’re really passionate about – and in this case, it’s mending old cars and   Read more ...

Bothy Folk Club event will raise money for Ukraine humanitarian appeal

Bothy Folk Club event will raise money for Ukraine humanitarian appeal by Henry James (March 2022)

BOTHY Folk Club, which meets at the Bijou Cinema Post Office Avenue, next Singers Night on Sunday, March 20 at 7.30pm will be a special event to   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by  (March 2022)

This week, I have some advice for our local businesses and traders, and for all of our residents who are local business customers. The problem   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Life on Cars column! by David Simister (March 2022)

SMASHING news – quite literally. The safety boffins have been chucking vans at concrete blocks, and it turns out that if you’re going to have a shunt   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (March 2022)

ONE of my local resident friends received a phone call “from Amazon* last week saying “there is a £700 suspicious sale in your account and we have   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (March 2022)

Beware of rogue traders after the storms.This week, I read a story from Gloucester police about cold callers (roofers and other “tradespeople”)   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Life on Cars column! by Danielle Thompson (March 2022)

ALL of me is excited about Morgan’s new Super 3 – but I suspect it’s my buttocks that will benefit the most. It’s an all-new, three-wheeled sports   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Life on Cars column! by David Simister (February 2022)

IT WON’T matter how much of your clobber VW’s new load-lugger can swallow, how well it handles or how long it takes to charge up. The new ID-Buzz   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert!

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by John Trotter (February 2022)

THIS week, I have some information about two energy scams in action. First of all, scammers are impersonating EON, promising an £85 refund in an   Read more ...

Met Office issue Amber warning for Storm Eunice

Met Office issue Amber warning for Storm Eunice by Danielle Thompson (February 2022)

SEFTON and West Lancs have been issued with an Amber weather warning for Storm Eunice – with ‘significant disruption’ expected due to extremely   Read more ...

New home for Southport’s Bothy Folk Club

New home for Southport’s Bothy Folk Club by Henry James (February 2022)

THE Bothy Folk Club now has a new home and it meets at the Bijou Cinema in Post Office Avenue in Southport every Sunday evening at 7.30pm.This week’s   Read more ...

Love Folk 2022 at Southport Atkinson ‘did not disappoint’

Love Folk 2022 at Southport Atkinson ‘did not disappoint’ by Pete Rimmer (February 2022)

ReviewI’M not sure who was more excited the audience or the performers at the prospect of getting back to playing and listening to live music again   Read more ...

Razzle-dazzle musical playing at Liverpool Empire theatre

Razzle-dazzle musical playing at Liverpool Empire theatre by Henry James (February 2022)

‘THREE Degrees’ soul sensation Sheila Ferguson is staring as Mama Morton in the UK and Ireland tour of the international smash hit musical   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Life on Cars by David Simister (February 2022)

LIKE the last Lighthouse Family song that you listened to, or a distant planet discussed in hushed tones by Professor Brian Cox, the Citroën C1 is   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert advice

Check out the latest Scam Alert advice by John Trotter (February 2022)

LAST week, I mentioned that I would be telling you about the issues arising from Courier Fraud.First of all, we need an explanation of the meaning of   Read more ...

Helen Forrester’s hit Twopence to Cross The Mersey returns in a new stage production

Helen Forrester’s hit Twopence to Cross The Mersey returns in a new stage production by Henry James (February 2022)

THE new stage production of Helen Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey is embarking on its first major UK national tour this Autumn and comes to   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert advice by John Trotter (January 2022)

IN the last few days we have seen the move to ending Covid lockdown rules, and by coincidence BBC has been showing a new series of Rip Off Britain,   Read more ...

Check out the latest Life on Cars

Check out the latest Life on Cars by David Simister (January 2022)

IF YOU’RE reading this column then chances are that you’ll know what a donut is – and I don’t mean the sort that widens your waistline if you   Read more ...

Champion launches new series of live video interviews with your local MPs

Champion launches new series of live video interviews with your local MPs by Danielle Thompson (January 2022)

The Champion has launched our new series of live video interviews with your local MPs – and we want your questions for the next one!Sefton Central MP   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Life on Cars by Danielle Thompson (January 2022)

SAY hello to the new Ford Mondeo. Or to be more accurate, say ni hao. Apologies if I’ve offended any Mandarin-speaking Champion readers with that   Read more ...

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Check out the latest Scam Alert advice by Danielle Thompson (January 2022)

THIS week, I have some news from National Trading Standards Team. Their monthly newsletter reports that the DVLA has received over 800 reports of an   Read more ...

Market to temporarily close for staff break and refurbishments

Market to temporarily close for staff break and refurbishments by Henry James (January 2022)

SOUTHPORT Market is to temporarily close to give the staff “much-needed respite” and to allow contractors to add “finishing touches” and   Read more ...

Check out the latest Life on Cars

Check out the latest Life on Cars by Danielle Thompson (January 2022)

IN THE end, if the memorable mantra of Highlander is anything to go by, there can be only one. Unless it’s the question of who the UK’s best-selling   Read more ...

Port striker Carver’s joy at ‘dream move’ to Football League club

Port striker Carver’s joy at ‘dream move’ to Football League club by Mike Dawber (January 2022)

SOUTHPORT striker Marcus Carver has signed for Football League side Hartlepool United.It is a dream move for the 28-year-old who joined the League   Read more ...

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