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Appeal for vigilance after Southport's Christmas tree is vandalised by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

CCTV cameras are being installed near Southport’s Christmas tree after it was targeted by vandals on Wednesday, December 2.The damage has already   Read more ...

Intensive Care Unit team win nursing award for their Covid-19 response by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

THE Intensive Care Unit (ICU) team at Southport hospital has won a prestigious national award from Nursing Times, thanks to the innovative ways team   Read more ...

Youngsters treated to Christmas surprise by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

THE team at Marshside Primary School have treated their pupils to a festive surprise in the run-up to Christmas!Natasha Sandland, headteacher at the   Read more ...

Southport firm launches double charity fundraiser to 'help make a difference this Christmas' by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

CHIEFS at a Southport firm have launched a double charity fundraiser in a bid to ‘make a difference this Christmas.’Ryan Armitage, director at   Read more ...

Youngsters delighted to be treated to a surprise Winter Wonderland! by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

YOUNGSTERS at Birkdale Primary School were delighted to be welcomed to a surprise Winter Wonderland this week – complete with an industrial snow   Read more ...

Do you recognise these men? by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

DO you recognise these two males?Merseyside Police officers believe they may have information that could help detectives investigating an assault in   Read more ...

Songwriter and singer join forces to enter Liverpool International Song For Kindness Contest by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A FORMER Southport KGV student who is now a lyricist and songwriter has loaned one of his songs to a talented up-and-coming singer.JJ Parki, 32, who   Read more ...

Southport BID chiefs encourage shoppers to support local businesses safely in the run-up to Christmas by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

SHOPPERS are being encouraged to go out and support local shops, restaurants and other Southport businesses in the run-up to Christmas, in a safe   Read more ...

Southport Hesketh Round Table will officially travel Southport's streets in December with their Santa Float! by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

SANTA and his sleigh is officially ON - and coming to a street near you!It’s been an unusual year but not even a worldwide pandemic will stop Santa   Read more ...

Chief officer of the Southport and Formby CCG is named a North West winner in the NHS Parliamentary Awards 2020 by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE chief officer of the Southport and Formby CCG has been named a North West winner in the NHS Parliamentary Awards 2020 for her leadership and   Read more ...

Sefton Council to sell land to Bates Farms and Dairy Ltd to allow them room to expand in Birkdale by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

SEFTON Council are supporting Bates Farms and Dairy Ltd to expand its business operations in Birkdale.Subject to the company obtaining planning   Read more ...

Latest Spending Review is welcomed by Southport’s MP - who says that it will ‘ensure lives and livelihoods are ‘protected and supported’ by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE latest Spending Review has been welcomed by Southport’s MP Damien Moore, who says that it will ‘ensure lives and livelihoods’ in the resort are   Read more ...

Ronnie's Bistro and Bar to go under the hammer next month by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE former Ronnie’s Bistro and Bar on Southport’s Bold Street is due to be auctioned next month by auctioneer Pugh, as part of a sale of more than   Read more ...

Vandals target five of the 12 Nutcrackers across Southport by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE team at Southport BID are in the process of replacing names on the Southport Nutcrackers - which have unfortunately been targeted by   Read more ...

Enjoy the festivities safely as Christmas arrangements are announced, urges Sefton Council's leader by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE year 2020 has proved to be extremely challenging for everyone due to COVID-19.Over the last nine months, residents have had to juggle home   Read more ...

Lancashire to go into Tier 3 when the second national lockdown ends on Wednesday, December 2 – while Sefton goes into Tier 2! by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

LANCASHIRE will be placed into the highest tier of restrictions when the second national lockdown ends on Wednesday, December 2 – while Sefton and   Read more ...

Seven Sefton schools are short-listed in this year’s Educate Awards by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

SEVEN schools in Sefton have been named in the Educate Awards 2020 shortlist.The awards, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, are in their   Read more ...

Hairy Bikers to cook up a storm at next year’s Southport Flower Show by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE Hairy Bikers are set to cook up a storm at next year’s Southport Flower Show!Hairy Biker Dave Myers loved the show that much when he visited in   Read more ...

Members of the Friends of Real Lancashire are reaching for the skies in their celebration of Lancashire Day this Friday! by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

MEMBERS of the Friends of Real Lancashire are reaching for the skies in their celebration of Lancashire Day this Friday (November 27).As founders of   Read more ...

Are you a distant relative of a World War Two soldier who was laid to rest in Holland? by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

ARE you a distant relative of a World War Two soldier who was laid to rest in Holland?Members of the North Meols Family History Society have been   Read more ...

Southport MP welcomes £24.1billion Armed Forces budget by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the biggest investment in the UK’s Armed Forces since the end of the Cold War, confirming an injection   Read more ...

Sefton to benefit from £21,000 of emergency funding to support vulnerable victims of abuse and violence by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

CHARITIES across Merseyside will share an extra £272,000 of emergency funding during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to support vulnerable victims   Read more ...

Innovative care home staff create ‘Relative Volunteer Army’ to permit visitors, trips out with relatives and even bedside visits! by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

INNOVATIVE thinkers at a Southport care home have created a ‘Relative Volunteer Army’ to permit visitors, trips out with relatives and even bedside   Read more ...

Can you help Queenscourt during second lockdown? by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE team at Queenscourt are appealing for help during the second national lockdown.As the whole of England is plunged into a second national   Read more ...

Bingo! Couple behind Southport Comedy Festival aim to bring families together this Christmas by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE COUPLE behind the Southport Comedy Festival have come up with a unique and fun way to give people a much-needed boost of cheer over Christmas   Read more ...

Would you like to join members of the Community Church for their online Santa’s workshop extravaganza? by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WOULD you like to join members of the Community Church for their online Santa’s workshop extravaganza?Dave Gregg, one of the organisers said: “The   Read more ...

Twelve giant Nutcrackers will arrive in Southport today! by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

TWELVE giant Nutcrackers will arrive in Southport today! The much-loved 6ft tall figures, which celebrate the magic of Christmas, will be located at   Read more ...

Family members of care homes residents to be given regular testing to reunite them with their loved ones if pilot scheme is rolled out nationwide by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

FAMILY members or friends of those living in care homes will be given regular testing to reunite them with their loved ones after a new pilot scheme   Read more ...

Christmas is coming to Ocean Plaza in Southport this year by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

Christmas is coming to Ocean Plaza in Southport this year, with some festive surprises to delight shoppers. The popular retail park has today   Read more ...

Care worker denies ill-treating patient by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A care worker has denied ill-treating a woman in a Formby care home.Jayne Ascott has pleaded not guilty at Sefton Magistrates’ Court to ill-treating   Read more ...

Green-fingered residents in Southport call for Sefton Council to start collecting garden waste throughout the year by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

GREEN-FINGERED residents in Southport are asking Sefton Council to start collecting garden waste throughout the year. The local authority currently   Read more ...

Three kind-hearted girls across Sefton and West Lancs chop off their flowing locks for charity by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THREE very kind-hearted girls from across Sefton and West Lancs have chopped off their long locks for charity.They all made the gesture for the   Read more ...

Home at last! Princess is given her happy-ever-after following horrific ordeal by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A STAFFIE who was abandoned after nearly passing away during a ‘tragic’ labour has been given a forever loving home after her ‘dreadful ordeal.’The   Read more ...

Two in five people in the North West have had a parcel delivery problem since first March lockdown by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

TWO in five people in the North West have had a parcel delivery problem since first March lockdownCitizens Advice has found that 43% of adults in   Read more ...

Princess and Pirates Day raises funds for Children in Need by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

YOUNGSTERS at Lakeside Pre-School dressed up for a Princess and Pirates Day to raise funds for Children In Need. They also enjoyed making a castle,   Read more ...

UK’s largest charity for parents is looking for volunteers to organise Walk and Talk groups in Southport, Formby and Ormskirk by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

CHIEFS at the UK’s largest charity for parents are looking for volunteers to organise Walk and Talk groups in Southport, Formby and Ormskirk.Walk and   Read more ...

Cadent Foundation grants £1.5million to the Trussell Trust by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE Trussell Trust, which supports a network of food banks across the North West, has been awarded a £1.5million grant from the Cadent   Read more ...

Healthcare company tackles 'mask poverty' across Sefton and Liverpool by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

HEALTHCARE delivery company Bullens has been delivering a different kind of help to local foodbanks across Sefton and the wider Liverpool area;   Read more ...

'Clean air' rail plan by Southport campaigners is on track for region by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

CAMPAIGNERS are looking to clean up after successfully persuading key stakeholders to join their campaign for improved air quality in the   Read more ...

Southport set to sparkle as 22.5 miles' worth of new lights will go up on Lord Street by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WORK has begun on a sparkling scheme to provide new decorative lighting along an historic mile-long shopping boulevard in Southport.The provision of   Read more ...

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