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Rueters to close

Rueters to close by Tom Martin (May 2022)

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   Read more ...

Ada follows in footsteps of older sister by turning 100!

Ada follows in footsteps of older sister by turning 100! by Tom Martin (May 2022)

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   Read more ...

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 (May 2022)

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

H'boro play earns rave reviews

H'boro play earns rave reviews by Tom Martin (May 2022)

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

New lake fountains are switched on in memory of Ben

New lake fountains are switched on in memory of Ben by Tom Martin (May 2022)

CAMPAIGNERS say it was an “emotional experience” after new water fountains were switched on in the lake at Botanic Gardens in memory of Ben   Read more ...

Holly can’t wait for the Commonwealth Games

Holly can’t wait for the Commonwealth Games by Tom Martin (May 2022)

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   Read more ...

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 (May 2022)

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   Read more ...

Man suffers serious head injury during assault

Man suffers serious head injury during assault by Tom Martin (May 2022)

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   Read more ...

Jemma's trifle is fit for a Queen!

Jemma's trifle is fit for a Queen! by Tom Martin (May 2022)

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

£200k to stop the rot on Pier!

£200k to stop the rot on Pier! by Tom Martin (May 2022)

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   Read more ...

Law firm donates £12k to charities

Law firm donates £12k to charities by Tom Martin (May 2022)

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

Diesel Day at Southport Model Engineering Club

Diesel Day at Southport Model Engineering Club by Tom Martin (May 2022)

SOUTHPORT Model Engineering Club will hold a ‘Diesel Day’ on Sunday, May 22, from 11am-3pmFree rides will be offered to the public, with donations   Read more ...

Abigail uses her autism as inspiration to fundraise for Borneo trip

Abigail uses her autism as inspiration to fundraise for Borneo trip by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A SOUTHPORT teenager wants to embark on a four-week expedition to Borneo to support local communities to “show that being autistic isn’t a barrier to   Read more ...

Martin to cycle 1,000 miles in memory of his dad

Martin to cycle 1,000 miles in memory of his dad by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A SOUTHPORT cyclist will take on a 1,000 mile challenge next month in memory of his dad.Martin Bailey, 49, from Kew, will take on the Cycle 300   Read more ...

Friends to embark on mercy mission to Ukraine border

Friends to embark on mercy mission to Ukraine border by Tom Martin (May 2022)

TWO friends are urging people to support their mercy mission to help victims of the war in Ukraine. Jenna-Rose Maldini, 29, from Southport, and Peter   Read more ...

Gym-goers raise money for local charity

Gym-goers raise money for local charity by Tom Martin (May 2022)

LOCAL gym-goers have helped raise £406 for a charity in Southport that helps young adults with learning disabilities.Members of Gymophobics Southport   Read more ...

Residents enjoy VE Day celebrations

Residents enjoy VE Day celebrations by Tom Martin (May 2022)

CARE home residents in Southport enjoyed VE Day celebrations in style!Victory in Europe Day - also known as VE Day – is held on May 8 to celebrate   Read more ...

Alarm raised after spate of vehicle thefts in the Hillside area

Alarm raised after spate of vehicle thefts in the Hillside area by Tom Martin (May 2022)

POLICE are investigating a spate of vehicle thefts in the Hillside area when a number of Ford cars and vans were stolen.Over a period of several   Read more ...

Mersey Ferries rename Pier Head terminal in honour of Gerry Marsden

Mersey Ferries rename Pier Head terminal in honour of Gerry Marsden by Tom Martin (May 2022)

MERSEY Ferries passengers will now arrive at the ‘The Liverpool Gerry Marsden Ferry Terminal’, after the Pier Head building was renamed in honour of   Read more ...

Orange Lodge Parade to return this summer

Orange Lodge Parade to return this summer by Tom Martin (May 2022)

THIS year’s Orange Lodge Parade is set to return to the streets of Southport this summer following a two year absence.The 2022 parade, organised by   Read more ...

Care company named 'one of top 20 in UK' at awards

Care company named 'one of top 20 in UK' at awards by Tom Martin (May 2022)

SOUTHPORT-based Alcedo Care has been recognised as one of the ‘top 20 home care groups in the UK’ for the third year running.With 678 home care   Read more ...

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 ...

On the spot fines to help stop beach louts

On the spot fines to help stop beach louts by Tom Martin (May 2022)

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   Read more ...

Situation is a scandal, says MP as he calls on Leader to step down

Situation is a scandal, says MP as he calls on Leader to step down by Tom Martin (May 2022)

FOLLOWING the report, Southport MP Damien Moore revealed the Minister for Children and Families, Will Quince MP, will appoint a Commissioner for   Read more ...

Southport Film Guild to show the ‘best movies from around the world’ each month

Southport Film Guild to show the ‘best movies from around the world’ each month by Danielle Thompson (May 2022)

SOUTHPORT Film Guild are set to show the ‘best movies from around the world’ each month at the Bijou Cinema in the town centre.The group, which has   Read more ...

Bands in the Park to make return to Botanic Gardens

Bands in the Park to make return to Botanic Gardens by Tom Martin (May 2022)

BOTANIC Gardens will once again be alive with the sounds of brass band music thanks to the long-awaited return of Bands in the Park!It’s the first   Read more ...

Friends walk from Crosby to Southport to help charity

Friends walk from Crosby to Southport to help charity by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A SOUTHPORT man is trying to complete 255 miles of walking, cycling or swimming by the end of this month for charity.Simon Giles has signed up for   Read more ...

Southport Food and Drink Festival will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Southport Food and Drink Festival will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by Tom Martin (May 2022)

SOUTHPORT Food and Drink Festival will be held across four days this year to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!The ‘foodies  paradise’  will   Read more ...

Woman dies after being found unconscious at room in Pontins

Woman dies after being found unconscious at room in Pontins by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A WOMAN in her 30s who was staying at Pontins in Southport has died after she was found unconscious in a room at the siteEmergency services were   Read more ...

Marina Dalglish opens new breast screening facility

Marina Dalglish opens new breast screening facility by Tom Martin (May 2022)

NEARLY two decades after being diagnosed with breast cancer following a routine mammogram, Marina Dalglish has officially opened one of two new   Read more ...

Children's Services run by council given damning report

Children's Services run by council given damning report by Tom Martin (May 2022)

CHILDREN’S Services run by Sefton Council have once again been given a damning inspection by Ofsted due to ‘serious and widespread failures in   Read more ...

Man charged after knifepoint robbery in town centre

Man charged after knifepoint robbery in town centre by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A MAN has been charged in connection with a robbery in Southport last week when three people were threatened with a knife.At around 10.30pm on Bank   Read more ...

Man jailed for role in raid on town centre jewellers

Man jailed for role in raid on town centre jewellers by Tom Martin (May 2022)

BRAZEN professional thieves smashed their way into a Lord street jewellers after roaring up to the premises on three motorbikes.Graphic CCTV   Read more ...

Author pens book about growing up in Ireland

Author pens book about growing up in Ireland by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A SOUTHPORT author has penned a book about his childhood and growing up in Ireland.Joe Riley, 80, has published ‘Life in Kilrush’, which is an   Read more ...

McColl’s are rescued by Morrisons

McColl’s are rescued by Morrisons by Tom Martin (May 2022)

MCCOLL’S has been rescued after the company, which has six convenience stores in Southport, was bought by Morrisons to save the jobs of 16,000   Read more ...

DJ Adele raises funds for hospitals after Mastermind success

DJ Adele raises funds for hospitals after Mastermind success by Tom Martin (May 2022)

RADIO 1 DJ Adele Roberts has been raising money for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital after she appeared on Mastermind.The radio presenter from   Read more ...

Brothers campaign for change to assisted dying laws after watching mum suffer

Brothers campaign for change to assisted dying laws after watching mum suffer by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A SOUTHPORT man and his brother are urging the government to introduce new laws to allow assisted dying in this country after their mum made a “brave   Read more ...

BOS Musical Theatre Company are ‘delighted’ to be returning to stage

BOS Musical Theatre Company are ‘delighted’ to be returning to stage by Henry James (May 2022)

MEMBERS of BOS Musical Theatre Company (BOS MTC) are ‘delighted’ to be returning to the stage and to bring the ‘joy of the theatre’ back to   Read more ...

Customers rally to help blaze-hit salon

Customers rally to help blaze-hit salon by Tom Martin (May 2022)

A BIRKDALE business owner has revealed how she is trying to get ‘back on her feet’ after a devastating blaze caused severe damage to her massage   Read more ...

Rare bird spotted at RSPB Marshside

Rare bird spotted at RSPB Marshside by Tom Martin (May 2022)

AN extremely rare bird has been spotted at RSPB Marshside.A broad-billed sandpiper, which only features in a handful of sightings each year in the   Read more ...

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