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Round table cycle ride raises more than £6,000 for blood cancer charities

Round table cycle ride raises more than £6,000 for blood cancer charities by Henry James (September 2021)

MEMBERS of Southport Hesketh Round Table have taken part in a massive cycle ride to recognise the “world class” care their president has had while   Read more ...

Southport festive switch-on event cancelled

Southport festive switch-on event cancelled by Tom Martin (September 2021)

SOUTHPORT’S Christmas light switch-on event has been cancelled this year.The festive event, which usually attracts hundreds of people to the town   Read more ...

Dial M for Murder is full of ‘twists and turns and is a very entertaining night out’

Dial M for Murder is full of ‘twists and turns and is a very entertaining night out’ by Pete Rimmer (September 2021)

Dial M for MurderReview by Pete RimmerLiverpool PlayhouseIT was good to get back to the Playhouse and see some live theatre again, and a good sized   Read more ...

Star of stage and TV screen appearing at town’s Little Theatre

Star of stage and TV screen appearing at town’s Little Theatre by Henry James (September 2021)

STAR of the stage and TV screen Sally Bankes is to compère a special show at The Little Theatre in Southport in memory of one of their past   Read more ...

Southport Kidney Fund launches appeal to support more patients

Southport Kidney Fund launches appeal to support more patients by Tom Martin (September 2021)

SOUTHPORT Kidney Fund wants to hear from more local patients and families who have been affected by chronic kidney disease.The group was set up in   Read more ...

Artist to hold her own exhibition at gallery

Artist to hold her own exhibition at gallery by Tom Martin (September 2021)

A BURSCOUGH artist who specialises in abstract art will have her work displayed in her own exhibition.Amanda Clark-Price’s distinctive artwork will   Read more ...

Daffodils replanted by volunteers at Field of Hope

Daffodils replanted by volunteers at Field of Hope by Tom Martin (September 2021)

A HARD working group of volunteers have replanted around 1,000 daffodils at the Marie Curie  Field of Hope in Formby.The daffodils previously existed   Read more ...

Running hockey man falls short in attempt at new world record

Running hockey man falls short in attempt at new world record by Tom Martin (September 2021)

A SOUTHPORT runner, who completed the BTR Liverpool Skyline Half Marathon in full hockey gear, missed out on breaking a world record – but he did   Read more ...

Colleagues tackle Tough Mudder for charity

Colleagues tackle Tough Mudder for charity by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

A TEAM of 16 store colleagues took on the Tough Mudder 5k to rises £684 for charity.The friends, who all work at Marks and Spencer on Chapel Street   Read more ...

Huge mural on Toad Hall is starting to take shape

Huge mural on Toad Hall is starting to take shape by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

AFTER months of work, part of the Toad Hall mural in Ainsdale is now complete.Artist Paul Curtis finished the smaller side at the weekend of what   Read more ...

Charity animation shares hope on World Suicide Day

Charity animation shares hope on World Suicide Day by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

A SUICIDE prevention charity has released a short animation about a young person’s desperate struggle with life to help spread a powerful message of   Read more ...

More than 400 people become members of new library facility

More than 400 people become members of new library facility by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

MORE than 400 people have already signed up to join the library at the new Birkdale Community Hub and Library after it opened at the former Station   Read more ...

Work has starts on final phase on coastal road cycle lane work

Work has starts on final phase on coastal road cycle lane work by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

WORK has started on the final phase of the Southport Coastal Road Cycle scheme.Part of the Southport East West Cycle Link improvement project, the   Read more ...

Astrological society to meet tomorrow

Astrological society to meet tomorrow by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

THE first in-person meeting will be held in 15 months by the Southport Astronomical Society at 7.30pm tomorrow (Thursday, September 16).Member Bob   Read more ...

Rugby club sticker book to celebrate 150th anniversary

Rugby club sticker book to celebrate 150th anniversary by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

SOUTHPORT Rugby Football Club is launching an official club sticker book to celebrate 150 years of rugby at the club.The album is due to be published   Read more ...

Patients invited to seek support through Southport Kidney Fund

Patients invited to seek support through Southport Kidney Fund by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

DO you suffer from chronic kidney disease? There is a compassionate organisation based in Southport that can help. Southport Kidney Fund, which has   Read more ...

Teenager unable to move hopes to realise dream of playing powerchair football

Teenager unable to move hopes to realise dream of playing powerchair football by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

A FOOTBALL-MAD teenager who has been left unable to move due to a rare illness is asking people to support his dream of playing powerchair   Read more ...

Caring vet nurse is bats about wildlife!

Caring vet nurse is bats about wildlife! by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

A VET nurse who is ‘bats about wildlife’ is raising awareness of the need to care for animals across Sefton.Ashley Pounder, 27, from Southport, who   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert!

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

LAST week we had a story in Champion of a vulnerable Southport resident being conned by scammers who sent him a letter, purporting to be from his   Read more ...

Festive lights firm wants to turn dead trees into works of glittering art

Festive lights firm wants to turn dead trees into works of glittering art by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

DEAD trees outside homes or offices in Southport should be turned into illuminated ‘pieces of art’ to impress visitors instead of being chopped   Read more ...

Liverpool legend Barnes to appear at fundraising dinner

Liverpool legend Barnes to appear at fundraising dinner by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

LIVERPOOL FC legend John Barnes will be the guest of honour at a special Sportsman’s Dinner hosted by the Make A Change For Ben campaign.The   Read more ...

Last tickets for British Musical Fireworks Championship

Last tickets for British Musical Fireworks Championship by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

TICKETS are still available for the 2021 British Musical Fireworks Championship in Southport later this month. Sefton Council's Tourism team are busy   Read more ...

Man charged with his mother’s murder

Man charged with his mother’s murder by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

A MAN has been charged with murdering his mother at a house in Southport in January.Officers attended at a house in Folkestone Road in Southport on   Read more ...

Yobs desecrate grave of tragic 12-year-old girl

Yobs desecrate grave of tragic 12-year-old girl by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

THE family and friends of a tragic 12 year old girl from Southport who took her own life were shocked and horrified after yobs desecrated her   Read more ...

Thug threatened a stranger with hammer outside city centre bar

Thug threatened a stranger with hammer outside city centre bar by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

AN aggressive man from Southport, armed with a claw hammer, repeatedly threatened to attack a stranger in Liverpool city centre.Martin Breen, 32,   Read more ...

Hospital patient to take the plunge - 11,000ft! - with skydive for charity

Hospital patient to take the plunge - 11,000ft! - with skydive for charity by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

A PATIENT who praised the ‘amazing’ staff who cared for her when she was ill in Southport Hospital has committed to doing a skydive to raise money   Read more ...

Southport Strollers Running Club mark third anniversary

Southport Strollers Running Club mark third anniversary by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

MEMBERS of the Southport Strollers Running Club have celebrated their third birthday!A spokesperson for the club said: “We  began in September 2018   Read more ...

Former grocer who has ‘lived a life full of sunshine’ celebrates 102nd birthday

Former grocer who has ‘lived a life full of sunshine’ celebrates 102nd birthday by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

A FORMER grocer from Southport has celebrated her 102nd birthday in style.MHA Connell Court resident Clarice Tinlin recently celebrated turning 102,   Read more ...

Town’s rich motoring heritage to be celebrated at Classic and Speed event

Town’s rich motoring heritage to be celebrated at Classic and Speed event by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

CLASSIC car enthusiasts are being invited to take part in a new event taking place in Southport next month.Southport Classic and Speed will be held   Read more ...

Community music group to expand after Lottery grant

Community music group to expand after Lottery grant by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

A COMMUNITY group which uses music to promote people’s health and wellbeing will expand its activities into Southport after receiving a National   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert!

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

Once again, you are advised to watch out for the latest PayPal scam. Action Fraud received 244 reports in just one week about fake emails purporting   Read more ...

Thousands of food and drink lovers descend on Southport

Thousands of food and drink lovers descend on Southport by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

TENS of thousands of food and drink lovers descended on Southport at the weekend to sample the very best that the North West has to offer.September   Read more ...

Athletes compete in Strongman By The Sea contest

Athletes compete in Strongman By The Sea contest by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

COMPETITORS from around the UK travelled to Southport at the weekend as they fought it out in the Strongman By The Sea contest.Southport’s Strongest   Read more ...

Sefton schools to ‘lose out on £800,000’ due to funding change

Sefton schools to ‘lose out on £800,000’ due to funding change by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

Sefton Council bosses claim pupils ‘will miss out’ as school spending per pupil in England ‘is lower than it was in 2010.’Cllr Diane Roscoe, Sefton   Read more ...

SCAMMER TRIED TO FLEECE MAN, 80, OF HIS LIFE-SAVINGS

SCAMMER TRIED TO FLEECE MAN, 80, OF HIS LIFE-SAVINGS by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

QUICK-ACTING police officers stepped in to stop a pensioner being fleeced out of his life savings.A vulnerable 80-year-old Southport pensioner   Read more ...

Harry, 91, to cycle 900 miles for charity!

Harry, 91, to cycle 900 miles for charity! by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

A MAN who escaped to the UK from the Nazis as a child is set to take on an unusual challenge for a charity’s 90th anniversary – cycling 900 miles,   Read more ...

Hospitals to partner with neighbouring NHS Trust to protect ‘fragile’ services

Hospitals to partner with neighbouring NHS Trust to protect ‘fragile’ services by Ollie Cowan (September 2021)

SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk hospitals will enter a partnership with a neighbouring NHS trust so it can continue to provide clinical services for   Read more ...

Teenagers arrested after second weekend crackdown in town centre

Teenagers arrested after second weekend crackdown in town centre by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

A NUMBER of teenagers were arrested during a crackdown on anti-social behaviour across Southport town centre at the weekend.As part of the weekend’s   Read more ...

Convicted pimp, 72, helped sex offender grow cannabis farm to pay off his confiscation order

Convicted pimp, 72, helped sex offender grow cannabis farm to pay off his confiscation order by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

A CONVICTED pimp became involved with a huge cannabis farm - to pay off his confiscation order from his earlier seedy activities.James Anthony was   Read more ...

More than 33,000 meals donated to Merseyside families during the school holidays

More than 33,000 meals donated to Merseyside families during the school holidays by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

CHARITIES across Merseyside helped Aldi donate more than 33,000 meals to people in need over the summer school holidays.The supermarket paired up its   Read more ...

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