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Road sectioned off as strong winds causes shop cladding to dangle over street

Road sectioned off as strong winds causes shop cladding to dangle over street by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A ROAD in Southport town centre was cordoned off by emergency services last week after strong wind caused cladding above a store to dangle above the   Read more ...

New choir to be set-up in Southport

New choir to be set-up in Southport by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A NEW choir will be set-up in Southport.The Southport Singers is a mixed (both men and ladies) adult choir and will be performing a range of music,   Read more ...

Tributes paid to popular cyclist

Tributes paid to popular cyclist by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A POPULAR cyclist from Southport who was well-known in the cycling community for his efforts to encourage others to get on their bikes has passed   Read more ...

Botanic Gardens mural plans given green light by council

Botanic Gardens mural plans given green light by council by Tom Martin (November 2021)

PLANS have been approved to create a new mural next to the lake in Southport’s Botanic Gardens showing Victorian scenes within the park to remind   Read more ...

1950s pumping station set for new lease of life as a restaurant

1950s pumping station set for new lease of life as a restaurant by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A FORMER pumping station in Southport’s King’s Gardens will be sold by Sefton Council and transformed into a new  eatery.The 1950s building, which is   Read more ...

Family business event to be held at Southport Market

Family business event to be held at Southport Market by Tom Martin (November 2021)

BUSINESSES across Sefton are invited to attend the free ‘Good Business Festival’ event at Southport Market.‘Family Fortunes’, in partnership with   Read more ...

How to help rough sleepers in Sefton

How to help rough sleepers in Sefton by Tom Martin (November 2021)

SEFTON residents are being urged to contact the ‘Rough Sleeper Outreach Team’ if they are aware of anyone living on the streets this winter.The   Read more ...

Road gritters start their winter work in Sefton!

Road gritters start their winter work in Sefton! by Tom Martin (November 2021)

AS the temperature starts to drop across the borough and more people are tempted to stay indoors, the council’s road gritting team will be hitting   Read more ...

Hairy Bikers plan to cook up a storm at Flower Show in 2022

Hairy Bikers plan to cook up a storm at Flower Show in 2022 by Malcolm Hindle (November 2021)

HAIRY Bikers are looking forward to cooking up a storm at next year’s Southport Flower Show!Organisers of the event have confirmed that Si King and   Read more ...

Two rosettes for family restaurant

Two rosettes for family restaurant by Tom Martin (November 2021)

OWNERS of a family-run restaurant in Birkdale say they are delighted after being awarded two rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide 2022.Bistrot Vérité,   Read more ...

Moore rebels by voting against Tory plans for social care cap

Moore rebels by voting against Tory plans for social care cap by Tom Martin (November 2021)

PLANS for a ‘social care cap’ in England have been voted through by the government, despite a significant Tory rebellion that included Southport MP   Read more ...

Royal Bank of Scotland to close its Lord Street branch

Royal Bank of Scotland to close its Lord Street branch by Tom Martin (November 2021)

BANKING giant RBS will close its Lord Street branch next year in a move which will come as a huge blow to both customers of the bank and Southport   Read more ...

Man, 24, arrested for sexual assault in town centre

Man, 24, arrested for sexual assault in town centre by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A WOMAN was the victim of an alleged sex attack near the war memorial on Lord Street last SundayThe incident happened at around 11.10pm  when a   Read more ...

Parks spruced up by green-fingered volunteers

Parks spruced up by green-fingered volunteers by Tom Martin (November 2021)

PARKS in Southport have been spruced up thanks to the hard work of green-fingered volunteers.Friends of High Park Green Spaces have built 14 planters   Read more ...

Olivia wins gold!

Olivia wins gold! by Tom Martin (November 2021)

AN eight-year-old cyclist has become a national champ!Olivia Laing, pictured left, won gold at Thruxton Race Track after recording the fastest time   Read more ...

Gym staff break a sweat to raise £6,239 for hospice!

Gym staff break a sweat to raise £6,239 for hospice! by Tom Martin (November 2021)

STAFF from a ladies-only gym in Southport have presented a cheque of £6,239 to Queenscourt Hospice.Gymophobics made the hospice its ‘Charity of the   Read more ...

Caitlin hopes to do her town proud at beauty pageant

Caitlin hopes to do her town proud at beauty pageant by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A SOUTHPORT woman who said she was “body shamed for being too thin” as a youngster will proudly represent her town in this weekend’s Miss Galaxy UK   Read more ...

Pensioner vows to make 200 'twiddle muffs' to help dementia patients

Pensioner vows to make 200 'twiddle muffs' to help dementia patients by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A DETERMINED Southport pensioner has set herself a target of making 200 ‘twiddle muffs’ by Christmas to help local people suffering with   Read more ...

427 houses to be build on brownfield sites

427 houses to be build on brownfield sites by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A TOTAL of 427 houses will be built on brownfield sites in Sefton as part of a £36million plan to tackle the ‘housing crisis’ by the Liverpool City   Read more ...

Council branches out to supply nine festive trees for communities

Council branches out to supply nine festive trees for communities by Tom Martin (November 2021)

SEFTON Council has provided nine living Christmas trees to be placed in towns and villages across the borough.The local authority's Communities &   Read more ...

New Thunderbolt ride to offer spectacular views of resort

New Thunderbolt ride to offer spectacular views of resort by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A NEW 260 metre long rollercoaster will be built at Southport Pleasureland, bosses at the resort attraction have confirmed.The ride, shown as   Read more ...

Phone mast plan rejected after petition

Phone mast plan rejected after petition by Tom Martin (November 2021)

BIRKDALE residents who started a petition against plans to build a 15metre tall phone mast are celebrating after the council rejected the   Read more ...

Section of Marine Drive to be closed for three months

Section of Marine Drive to be closed for three months by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A KEY road used by motorists to get in and out of Southport will be closed for three months.Marine Drive will be closed between Marshside Road and   Read more ...

Green-fingered group rake in multiple awards

Green-fingered group rake in multiple awards by Tom Martin (November 2021)

THERE was much to celebrate for Ainsdale in Bloom after the green-fingered group  were given multiple awards for brightening up the village.The    Read more ...

Hairy Bikers plan to cook up a storm at Flower Show in 2022

Hairy Bikers plan to cook up a storm at Flower Show in 2022 by Tom Martin (November 2021)

HAIRY Bikers are looking forward to cooking up a storm at next year’s Southport Flower Show!Organisers of the event have confirmed that Si King and   Read more ...

Auto Centre’s donation to cancer charity

Auto Centre’s donation to cancer charity by Tom Martin (November 2021)

SOUTHPORT Auto Centre made a £2,850 donation to a cancer charity after holding a classic car and motorbike-themed fundraising event in July.The   Read more ...

Extra time allowed to ‘engage’ on road plans

Extra time allowed to ‘engage’ on road plans by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A CONSULTATION on controversial plans to make major changes to some of Southport town centre’s roads has been extended by the council “in order to   Read more ...

Health chiefs issue mask reminder in fight against Covid

Health chiefs issue mask reminder in fight against Covid by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A FRESH reminder has gone out to residents to wear masks in the fight to stop the spread of coronavirus.Health chiefs in Sefton claim wearing masks   Read more ...

Health experts warn against over-use of antibiotics

Health experts warn against over-use of antibiotics by Tom Martin (November 2021)

NHS healthcare professionals are urging people in Sefton to ‘think twice’ before asking for antibiotics to treat conditions such as Covid-19, flu and   Read more ...

Council notice on memorial bench described as 'insensitive'

Council notice on memorial bench described as 'insensitive' by Tom Martin (November 2021)

SEFTON Council has been described as “insensitive” after they left a notice at a memorial bench saying they will be forced to remove flowers and   Read more ...

Churchtown set to bring the sparkle of Christmas to life with lights switch-on event

Churchtown set to bring the sparkle of Christmas to life with lights switch-on event by Danielle Thompson (November 2021)

THE magic of Christmas will be in the air when Churchtown Village holds its annual festive Switch On event from 5pm this Thursday (November   Read more ...

Latin music festival organisers launch fundraiser to help run event

Latin music festival organisers launch fundraiser to help run event by Tom Martin (November 2021)

ORGANISERS of a free daytime Latin music festival in Southport have launched a fundraiser to “ensure the success of the event.”The Fiestaval   Read more ...

A show just Two good to miss!

A show just Two good to miss! by Ron Ellis (November 2021)

Two2 - by Jim CartwrightSouthport Dramatic Club Little TheatreReview by Ron EllisTHE outstanding feature of ‘Two2’ was the two brilliantly realistic   Read more ...

Borough honours fallen on Remembrance Sunday

Borough honours fallen on Remembrance Sunday by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A YEAR after  the 2020 Remembrance Day services were cancelled due to Covid, hundreds of people attended events in Southport and Formby on Sunday to   Read more ...

Plans unveiled to build care village at site of former school

Plans unveiled to build care village at site of former school by Tom Martin (November 2021)

PLANS to build a huge ‘care village’ at the site of the former Birkdale deaf school have been revealed.Birkdale Retirement Village Ltd has applied to   Read more ...

Arrest after spate of thefts from cars

Arrest after spate of thefts from cars by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A MAN has been arrested after a spate of car break-ins in the Birkdale area.On Friday, November 12 at around 12.30am, officers received a report that   Read more ...

Law firm bought by global private equity firm

Law firm bought by global private equity firm by Tom Martin (November 2021)

SOUTHPORT-based consumer law firm, Fletchers, has been bought out by private equity investors. Fletchers Solicitors, which was established in the   Read more ...

Merry Christmas - here’s your tree!

Merry Christmas - here’s your tree! by Malcolm Hindle (November 2021)

A CHRISTMAS tree in Birkdale Village that residents described as ‘skinny and sorry looking’ has been replaced... ‘by an even worse one!’ writes TOM   Read more ...

Community health services could have done more to help tragic Flur - inquest told

Community health services could have done more to help tragic Flur - inquest told by Tom Martin (November 2021)

AN inquest held into the death of a young Southport woman who took her own life two years ago found that community mental health services missed   Read more ...

Village's 'skinny and sorry' Christmas tree replaced with one that's 'even worse'

Village's 'skinny and sorry' Christmas tree replaced with one that's 'even worse' by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A CHRISTMAS tree in Birkdale Village that residents described as “skinny and sorry looking” has been replaced “by an even worse one!”The original   Read more ...

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