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Calls for Sefton Council to suspend pay and display parking charges in Southport for the rest of the year in bid to boost the local economy by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A SOUTHPORT resident is calling on Sefton Council to suspend pay and display parking charges in the town centre for the rest of the year in bid to   Read more ...

The family of a much-loved father and grandfather have paid tribute to him by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE family of a much-loved father and grandfather have paid tribute to him after he passed away.Michael Johnson, from Skelmersdale, who worked and   Read more ...

Leader of Sefton Conservative Group calls for increased parking for coastline visitors - but Council chiefs reiterate that safety must be prioritised by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE leader of the Sefton Conservative Group is calling for Sefton Council to increase parking for coastline visitors.Councillor Tony Brough believes   Read more ...

Galloway's chiefs thank volunteers who have 'rallied around the community' during the pandemic by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

CHIEFS at a sight loss charity have thanked their volunteers who have ‘continued to provide support to blind and visually impaired people across   Read more ...

Determined schoolgirl set to cycle an incredible 400 miles during June for Queenscourt Hospice by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A DETERMINED schoolgirl is preparing to cycle an incredible 400 miles during June to raise desperately-needed funds for Queenscourt Hospice.Danielle   Read more ...

New study finds that the coronavirus may be weakening by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SCIENTISTS around the globe are desperately trying to find a cure for the coronavirus – and researchers at Arizona State University have announced   Read more ...

Southport Rugby Football Club has launched a fundraising appeal to help them through the coronavirus crisis by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

CHIEFS at Southport Rugby Football Club has launched a fundraising appeal to help them through the impact of the coronavirus crisis.The club, based   Read more ...

Unattended campfire sparks blaze at Ainsdale Pinewoods by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

FIREFIGHTERS spent three hours battling a blaze in Ainsdale Pinewoods – which was started by an unattended campfire.A spokesperson for Merseyside   Read more ...

Three days of coronavirus testing is taking place at Southport Eco Centre by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SEFTON Borough’s next military-run Mobile Test Centre is taking place at Southport Eco Centre from today (Monday, May 25) to Wednesday, May 27.Tests   Read more ...

Family of elderly woman given 'factually wrong' end-of-life care plan have spoken out – as they believe that it could be happening to others by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE family of an elderly woman who was given a wrongly-assessed treatment plan which said she lacked the ability to make decisions about her own   Read more ...

Inspirational 10 year old has been marking her birthday in a wonderful way! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

An inspirational 10 year old has been marking her birthday in a wonderful way – by raising more than £540 for the NHS!Emma Baker, from Orrell Park,   Read more ...

Southport Air Show and British Musical Fireworks Championships are latest events to be axed due to the coronavirus pandemic by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE Southport Air Show and British Musical Fireworks Championships are the latest events to be axed due to the coronavirus pandemic.Due to the   Read more ...

Residents, staff and volunteers at a care home in Southport are celebrating after being judged Good by the CQC by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

RESIDENTS, staff and volunteers at a care home in Southport are celebrating after being judged Good by the CQC.Connell Court Residential Home on Weld   Read more ...

Soaring temperatures led to fears that social distancing is not being adhered to by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SOARING temperatures yesterday led to fears that social distancing was not being adhered to across Sefton.As the temperatures rose on Wednesday, May   Read more ...

Journalist publishes second book in gripping spy trilogy about a young father who goes undercover to foil terrorist attacks on the North West by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A SOUTHPORT writer has published the second book in a gripping spy trilogy about a young father who goes undercover to foil terrorist attacks on the   Read more ...

Would you like to volunteer at a community hub in Birkdale? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

WOULD you like to volunteer at a community hub in Birkdale?Work started five years ago on a project to transform the former Station Masters House at   Read more ...

Hairdressing salon owner to host 24-hour live worldwide social media event for the NHS by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A KIND-HEARTED hairdressing salon owner will be holding a 24-hour Instagram Live event to raise funds for the NHS.Douglas Muraahi-Reid, 30, who   Read more ...

Southport family back national children’s charity's urgent plea for PPE for the families of seriously ill children by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A FAMILY from Southport has teamed up with a national children’s charity to highlight the urgent need for PPE for the families of seriously ill   Read more ...

The North West Air Ambulance charity is celebrating its 21 birthday! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE North West Air Ambulance charity is celebrating its 21 birthday!In May 1999, the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) took its maiden flight   Read more ...

A mum-of-three who deliberately set fire to her own home is jailed for 22 months by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A mum-of-three who deliberately set fire to her own home was jailed for 22 months today (May 19).A judge told Lisa Overton that while he accepted   Read more ...

Council chiefs are ‘reviewing plans for the long-term future’ of Southport Theatre and Convention Centre by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

COUNCIL chiefs are ‘reviewing plans’ for the ‘reopening and long-term future’ of Southport Theatre and Convention Centre.Bliss Space (Southport) Ltd,   Read more ...

Check out the latest Life on Cars! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SO I’VE only gone and done it. After years of relying on fossil fuels to haul me to the office and back, I’ve gone and invested in some zero   Read more ...

Golf course fees stay the same by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SEFTON’S Municipal Golf Courses have held fees at 2019/20 levels.The announcement comes as Bootle Golf Course and Southport Golf Links prepare to   Read more ...

Schoolgirl makes a marathon effort to raise money for the NHS by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

AN INSPIRATIONAL schoolgirl is making a marathon effort to raise money for the NHS.Sienna Aldred, a pupil at Farnborough Road Junior School in   Read more ...

Southport Theatre and Convention Centre goes into liquidation – ‘devastated’ operators had ‘no choice’ after pandemic ‘dealt us all a cruel blow’ by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SOUTHPORT Theatre and Convention Centre has gone into liquidation – with the ‘devastated’ operators revealing that they have ‘no other choice’ during   Read more ...

MP welcomes extension of the government’s Job Retention Scheme by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore has welcomed the extension of the government’s Job Retention Scheme.Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced earlier this week that   Read more ...

Southport water worker has starring role in Sewermen TV show by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A ‘BIG pipe expert’ from Southport is starring in the second series of Sewermen, a fly-on-the-wall documentary celebrating the everyday heroes   Read more ...

Don't leave donations outside closed charity shop, chiefs plead by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE Salvation Army urges people to keep hold of charity shop donations during the coronavirus crisis - instead of leaving them outside closed charity   Read more ...

Sentence reduced for care home owner who scammed elderly out of £4million by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A care home owner who cheated six elderly residents out of more than £4million has had his 21-year-jail term slashed on appeal.David Barton senior,   Read more ...

Former Archdiocesan President of the Union of Catholic Mothers passes away from the coronavirus by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

LOVING tributes have been paid to the oldest parishioner at St Teresa’s Church in Birkdale, who has passed away aged 91 from the   Read more ...

Law firm wins High Court appeal after a row erupted over who owned fish in a lake in Lancashire by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A LAW firm from Southport has won a High Court appeal after a row erupted over who owned fish in a lake in Lancashire!The legal team at Brown Turner   Read more ...

Family of former gas engineer receive six-figure settlement following asbestos-related death by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE family of a former maintenance engineer who died from asbestos-related cancer have received a six-figure settlement from his former employer.The   Read more ...

Plans are submitted to turn Victoria Park into a caravan site for upto 108 days a year by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

PLANS have been submitted to turn Victoria Park into a caravan site for upto 108 days a year – whicha would be ‘catastrophic for local families.’A   Read more ...

Special socially-distant VE Day celebration is held at care home by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

RESIDENTS and staff at the Glade Residential Care Home in Birkdale celebrated VE Day with a very special socially-distanced garden party.The party,   Read more ...

Drunken knifeman caught on a train with a bayonet and a craft knife is put behind bars by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A drunken knifeman caught on a train with a bayonet and a craft knife was put behind bars today (Monday, May 11).Liverpool Crown Court heard that   Read more ...

Lockdown will NOT be lifted but new guidelines include 'unlimited exercise' and sunbathing in parks - and bigger fines for rule-breakers by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

ALTHOUGH lockdown will NOT be lifted, new guidelines have been issued today by the Prime Minister – which will include unlimited exercise and   Read more ...

Chiefs at Paymentshield back National Conversation Week by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

CHIEFS at Paymentshield backing National Conversation Week in a bid to ‘improve the nation’s well-being.’The national awareness week, which runs   Read more ...

MP flags up concerns about 'impractical' plans to house 150 asylum seekers at Southport hotel by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore has requested more information on plans to house around 150 asylum seekers at the Scarisbrick Hotel on Lord Street.Mr Moore   Read more ...

Three men charged with the murder of Stephen Maguire by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

DETECTIVES have charged three men with the murder of Stephen Maguire in Birkdale on March 16.Karl Corson, 27 years, of Columbine Close, Melling; Jack   Read more ...

Southport MP welcomes Bounce Back Loans Scheme by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SMALL businesses across Southport will benefit from a new fast-track finance scheme providing loans with a 100% government-backed guarantee for   Read more ...

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