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Warning over bogus officer trying to scam residents

Warning over bogus officer trying to scam residents by Tom Martin (August 2022)

SEFTON residents are being warned of a new scam circulating where the fraudster is posing as a police officer to try and trick people and obtain   Read more ...

Volunteers flying the flag for Southport!

Volunteers flying the flag for Southport! by Tom Martin (August 2022)

MORE community groups and park volunteers in Southport are celebrating Green Flag successes!After the Champion reported last week how Friends of   Read more ...

MP welcomes boost to police officer numbers

MP welcomes boost to police officer numbers by Tom Martin (August 2022)

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore claims a government pledge to recruit 20,000 additional officers by March 2023 is “well on track.”According to figures, 70%   Read more ...

Youths armed with golf clubs and basement bats in Birkdale

Youths armed with golf clubs and basement bats in Birkdale by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A GANG of young yobs armed with golf clubs, baseball bats and metal bars sparked concern from local residents after they were seen roaming the   Read more ...

Globe-trotting sales director pens autobiography

Globe-trotting sales director pens autobiography by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A MINER’S son who became a globe-trotting sales director has penned a book about his fascinating life – and how he became good friends with Sir Ken   Read more ...

Call to refurb historic Queen Victoria statue

Call to refurb historic Queen Victoria statue by Tom Martin (August 2022)

CALLS are being made for  the historic statue of Queen Victoria in Southport town centre to be given a revamp after it was described as “looking a   Read more ...

Borough takes part in slavery globe project

Borough takes part in slavery globe project by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A ground-breaking art education project will see globes placed across the borough to highlight slavery.The World Reimagine project is a national   Read more ...

Investigatory works to begin for new Marine Lake Events Centre

Investigatory works to begin for new Marine Lake Events Centre by Tom Martin (August 2022)

INVESTIGATORY works are set to begin at the site of the new Marine Lake Events Centre.Letters have been sent to local residents to inform them that   Read more ...

New book explores history of football and rugby in Southport

New book explores history of football and rugby in Southport by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A NEW book has been published exploring the history of rugby and football in the Southport area between 1872-1889.The Town’s Game has been penned by   Read more ...

Inflatable theme park opens up in high school

Inflatable theme park opens up in high school by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A POP-UP inflatable theme park has been set-up inside Stanley High School to offer children a chance to enjoy inflatable assault courses, ball pools,   Read more ...

Writers’ Circle to host literary festival

Writers’ Circle to host literary festival by Tom Martin (August 2022)

TO celebrate 50 years of encouraging the written and spoken word, Southport Writers’ Circle are hosting a literary festival, open for all to come   Read more ...

Work on new Waterstones shop in Chapel Street underway

Work on new Waterstones shop in Chapel Street underway by Tom Martin (August 2022)

WORK is underway at the home of Waterstones’ new branch on Chapel Street, ahead of an opening date later this month.The bookshop is set to depart its   Read more ...

Ukrainian couple who fled war start business in Southport

Ukrainian couple who fled war start business in Southport by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A YOUNG couple who lost everything when bombs began to fall on Ukraine have set up a new business in Southport. Anastasia Kozmina and boyfriend   Read more ...

Pub ‘flourishing’ after fears it would be turned into flats

Pub ‘flourishing’ after fears it would be turned into flats by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A POPULAR pub which was nearly lost forever when plans were revealed in 2019 to turn it into flats, is now flourishing a year after reopening,The   Read more ...

Churchtown tennis tournament serves up £2,000 charity donation

Churchtown tennis tournament serves up £2,000 charity donation by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A TENNIS tournament held in Churchtown has helped serve a charity with a £2,000 donation!Northmeols Lawn Tennis Club held an ‘American Tennis   Read more ...

Botanic Gardens in running to be crowned UK’s ‘favourite park’

Botanic Gardens in running to be crowned UK’s ‘favourite park’ by Tom Martin (August 2022)

BOTANIC Gardens has been shortlisted in  a national competition to find the UK’s favourite park.The Churchtown park is among 364 parks and green   Read more ...

Eleanor celebrates her 100th birthday!

Eleanor celebrates her 100th birthday! by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A FORMER Southport resident has celebrated her 100th birthday with her family and friends.Eleanor Hoult Stansfield, who was born on July 30 1992, was   Read more ...

Bus changes in Ainsdale postponed following public anger

Bus changes in Ainsdale postponed following public anger by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A PLAN to scrap the 49 bus route has been ‘postponed’ by Arriva, following uproar from local commuters in Ainsdale.The Champion reported how the bus   Read more ...

MP pledges support for RSPCA after visit to New Cut Lane centre

MP pledges support for RSPCA after visit to New Cut Lane centre by Tom Martin (August 2022)

WITH animal cruelty cases rising (see report below) Southport MP Damien Moore visited the Southport and Ormskirk District branch of the RSPCA to   Read more ...

Pleasureland to open even more rides over next five years

Pleasureland to open even more rides over next five years by Tom Martin (August 2022)

PLEASURELAND boss Norman Wallis has been meeting with industry experts as he looks to carry out an “accelerated development for the park” over the   Read more ...

Rotary club enjoy return of croquet event

Rotary club enjoy return of croquet event by Tom Martin (August 2022)

SOUTHPORT Croquet Club hosted a local rotary club for the first time since before the pandemic.Formby Rotary Club members were delighted to return to   Read more ...

Interactive art exhibition to be held at nature reserve

Interactive art exhibition to be held at nature reserve by Tom Martin (August 2022)

AN interactive new art exhibition curated by researchers from Edge Hill University is travelling to locations across the North West to mark Natural   Read more ...

Classic car event returns to resort

Classic car event returns to resort by Tom Martin (August 2022)

SOUTHPORT Classic and Speed event will return to Victoria Park after its roaring success last year - and will include a parade of cars through the   Read more ...

Two men remain under investigation as part of murder probe

Two men remain under investigation as part of murder probe by Tom Martin (August 2022)

TWO men remain under police investigation after a man was found dead in a Southport flat.The Champion reported last week how police launched a murder   Read more ...

Defib installed at day centre

Defib installed at day centre by Tom Martin (July 2022)

A day centre has raised enough money to buy a defibrillator in memory of one of its service users, who died from a cardiac arrest.The equipment was   Read more ...

Exclusive: Moore backs Liz Truss for next PM

Exclusive: Moore backs Liz Truss for next PM by Tom Martin (July 2022)

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore is backing Liz Truss in the race to become the next Tory leader and Prime Minister, the Champion can exclusively   Read more ...

Green Flag award - again - for Friends of Rotten Row

Green Flag award - again - for Friends of Rotten Row by Tom Martin (July 2022)

THE Friends of Rotten Row have been awarded a coveted Green Flag Community Award... for the eighth year running!The award is the international   Read more ...

Care company’s special recruitment drive!

Care company’s special recruitment drive! by Tom Martin (July 2022)

A CARE company with a base in Southport has bought a £100,000 ‘purpose-built corporate vehicle’ to help boost its recruitment drive.Alcedo Care   Read more ...

Cassie in appeal for funds to help pay for life-saving treatment in Israel

Cassie in appeal for funds to help pay for life-saving treatment in Israel by Tom Martin (July 2022)

A radio presenter needs to raise £120,000 for potentially life-saving treatment in Israel after being told by doctors that she has just six   Read more ...

Council figures show Southport MP 'engages more' on behalf of residents compared to other MPs

Council figures show Southport MP 'engages more' on behalf of residents compared to other MPs by Tom Martin (July 2022)

FIGURES from Sefton Council show that Southport MP Damien Moore “engages” with the local authority more often compared to the two other Sefton-based   Read more ...

MP backs ‘button battery’ campaign

MP backs ‘button battery’ campaign by Tom Martin (July 2022)

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore has pledged to work with the Harper-Lee Foundation to raise awareness of the dangers of small ‘button batteries’ to   Read more ...

Pleasureland boss spending 'record levels of investment' to attract tourists

Pleasureland boss spending 'record levels of investment' to attract tourists by Tom Martin (July 2022)

SOUTHPORT Pleasureland CEO Norman Wallis say he is spending “record levels of investment” on marketing in order to bring more visitors to not only   Read more ...

New chapter for community library

New chapter for community library by Tom Martin (July 2022)

VOLUNTEERS have marked the first anniversary of the opening of Birkdale Community Hub and Library.Based in the Station Master’s House, the facility   Read more ...

If a job needs doing...

If a job needs doing... by Tom Martin (July 2022)

CONCERNS about the state of a pedestrian crossing on a busy Southport  road led to a local councillor taking direct action.Canvassing in Meols   Read more ...

Plans to turn fog bell into micro-museum are given huge boost

Plans to turn fog bell into micro-museum are given huge boost by Tom Martin (July 2022)

A CAMPAIGN to transform Southport’s historic fog bell into a new micro-museum has been given a huge boost after it was picked by Historic England   Read more ...

Railman who helped save woman’s life is nominated for award

Railman who helped save woman’s life is nominated for award by Tom Martin (July 2022)

A MERSEYSIDE man has been nominated for a national award after he helped save the life of a female rail user in Southport who had attempted to commit   Read more ...

Safer Sefton to carry out multi-agency review into serious road traffic accidents

Safer Sefton to carry out multi-agency review into serious road traffic accidents by Tom Martin (July 2022)

FAMILY members of  two pensioners who were killed in November last year when they were hit by a car in Birkdale, have urged the council to introduce   Read more ...

Former headteacher with incurable cancer is excluded from clinical trials

Former headteacher with incurable cancer is excluded from clinical trials by Tom Martin (July 2022)

A FORMER headteacher from Ainsdale who has incurable blood cancer, claims he can’t get the treatment he needs after being excluded from every   Read more ...

Patients reassured over stroke service move to Aintree

Patients reassured over stroke service move to Aintree by Tom Martin (July 2022)

CONCERNED residents have been reassured that a “high quality stroke service” will remain at Southport Hospital, despite plans to send stroke patients   Read more ...

Cycling group marks 90th anniversary

Cycling group marks 90th anniversary by Tom Martin (July 2022)

MEMBERS of Southport Cycle Club marked its 90th anniversary by doing exactly what it was set-up to do – by going on bike ride!The Southport Road   Read more ...

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