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Have you seen yellow hearts in windows? by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

YOU might be very familiar with the sight of rainbows and teddies in people's windows during the coronavirus pandemic which have been used to spread   Read more ...

Postmaster’s work during coronavirus pandemic recognised by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

THE postmaster at Bispham Road Post Office reached the finals of the ‘North West We’re Stronger Together Awards’.The great work by David Hartley   Read more ...

Testicular cancer survivor urges people to Race for Life at Home this summer for charity by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A DAD of two from Southport, who survived testicular cancer, is rallying people to Race for Life at Home this summer to help raise vital funds for   Read more ...

Green light for energy firms to chase unpaid bills by Tom Martin (July 2020)

ENERGY companies have been given the go-ahead to chase unpaid energy bills again.During lockdown, many households took up the option of   Read more ...

Measures to help hospitality sector including ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme are welcomed by resort MP by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

TOURISM and hospitality - vital to Southport’s economy - have been given a much-needed shot in the arm after a raft of support measures were   Read more ...

Chancellor launches new ‘Plan for Jobs’ which aims to ‘support, create and protect' roles by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

THE Chancellor has launched a new ‘Plan for Jobs’ which aims to ‘support, create and protect jobs’ across the country as we emerge from the   Read more ...

100 years of Southport Dramatic Club by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

BY RON ELLISAlthough the Southport Dramatic Club was not actually founded until 1920, its immediate predecessor, the St Andrews Old Girls' Dramatic   Read more ...

How has nature 'supported you' during the lockdown? by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

RSPB chiefs are urging Merseyside residents to share how nature has supported them during lockdown.Until the end of the month, they are inviting   Read more ...

Would you like to become an 'insect champion?' by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A NEW report has revealed how boosting insect numbers would have a ‘huge’ positive effect ‘on the rest of the natural world.’The Wildlife Trusts have   Read more ...

Building society team give £1k boost to charity by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

THE team at the Yorkshire Building Society have said ‘thanks a million’ to the community in Southport for helping to raise £1million for its End   Read more ...

Breakdown or Breakthrough? by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A CIVIL servant has turned his hand to writing after turning his life around following a battle with depression.Father of two Dave Crompton, 38, who   Read more ...

Plea for lake revamp, bridges to be restored and new water features at Botanic Gardens by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

VOLUNTEERS at one of the North West’s most stunning ‘gems’ have sent a plea for funding to Southport Town Deal.Consultation is currently underway to   Read more ...

Search is launched for a Sefton Star - with three casting packages to be won, worth £150 each! by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

THE team at the Acting Angels Drama School and Agency have launched their ‘Search for a Sefton Star’ - with three casting packages worth £150 up for   Read more ...

Care group chairperson says Prime Minister’s comments about coronavirus deaths are ‘absolutely abhorrent and disgusting’ by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

THE chairperson of the North and South Sefton Care Home Group has described the Prime Minister’s comments about care home coronavirus deaths as   Read more ...

Graffiti yobs deface trees and benches by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A REGULAR visitor to the Pinewoods at Freshfields was dismayed to find acts of vandalism on trees and picnic benches.Champion reader Julie Smith   Read more ...

Pleasureland is all set to re-open! by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

PLEASURELAND is set to reopen this Saturday (July 11).The park, which hasn’t traded since it finished the 2019 season in October, has spent weeks   Read more ...

Urgent calls for the cancer treatment hub at Southport Hospital to be reopened by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

calls are being made for the cancer treatment hub at Southport Hospital to be reopened.The closure of the unit during the coronavirus outbreak has   Read more ...

Stage is set for Erin after she earns place at theatre school by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A GIFTED teenager from Ainsdale is one step closer to achieving her dream career in musical theatre after securing a place at Liverpool Theatre   Read more ...

Southport BID announce partnership with Meercat Associates, the only UK-wide BID buying group by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

SOUTHPORT BID are now working in partnership with Meercat Associates, the only UK-wide BID buying group.Acutely aware of the impact lockdown and the   Read more ...

Coastal Road scheme delayed by Tom Martin (July 2020)

ROADWORKS on the Coastal Road are expected to continue until September because of lockdown delays to the project.The scheme to widen the existing   Read more ...

Council chiefs are on right path with plans by Malcolm Hindle (July 2020)

PATHWAYS and cycle lanes will be improved in Sefton under fresh plans to encourage social distancing and make the routes safer to use.Sefton Council   Read more ...

Hospice income plunges to less than a third as donations fall during lockdown by Ollie Cowan (July 2020)

SUPPORTERS have rallied around Queenscourt Hospice after the coronavirus pandemic sent their income plunging to less than a third – at a time when   Read more ...

Care home residents enjoyed winding back the years to the 2008 Wimbledon Final by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

RESIDENTS at a care home in Formby enjoyed winding back the years to the 2008 Wimbledon Final last week – complete with a glass of Pimm’s!On Monday,   Read more ...

Southport writer hopes to inspire young children with the message ‘kindness is contagious’ by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A SOUTHPORT writer has penned his own children’s book and sent it to local nurseries for free.Guy Unsworth, 33, grew up in Southport and for the last   Read more ...

Detailed plans are released for schools and colleges re-opening full-time in September by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

DETAILED plans have been unveiled for all children and young people to return to full-time education from September.Current restrictions on group   Read more ...

Southport MP Damien Moore praises charity for ‘vital work’ supporting disabled residents during coronavirus pandemic by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore has praised the team at Revitalise for their ‘vital work’ supporting disabled residents during the coronavirus pandemic.The   Read more ...

Artists launch join exhibition at ArtHouse in Southport by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

ARTISTS launch join exhibition at ArtHouse in Southport.Southport creatives Sam Cookson and Sam Harris-Wright are holding their exhibition ‘Sheep’   Read more ...

Firm donates vital PPE to local care homes by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

CARE homes across Southport and Ormskirk have benefitted from a donation of more than 7,000 medical visors and personal protective equipment from a   Read more ...

Amazing support from local sewing groups by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

MORE thanks are being offered to the local community from staff at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. During the peak months of the pandemic,   Read more ...

MP backs supermarket on stance over chicken and beef quality after Brexit by Tom Martin (July 2020)

MP Bill Esterson has welcomed a move from supermarket Waitrose to stop the sale of chlorinated chicken and hormone-injected beef.The MP for Sefton   Read more ...

'New Deal’ will see £5billion ploughed into Britain’s economy to help to ‘kickstart the economic recovery from the coronavirus’ by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A ‘NEW Deal’ will see £5billion ploughed into Britain’s economy to help to ‘kickstart the economic recovery from the coronavirus.’The Prime Minister   Read more ...

Are you being short-changed on your pension? by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

SOUTHPORT women are being urged to ensure that they are not being short-changed on their state pension - after revelations of a failure in Department   Read more ...

Care home group is recognised as one of the best in the UK by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A NORTH West based home care group with local offices on Hoghton Street in Southport has been recognised as one of the very best in the UK.Offering   Read more ...

It’s the designers who are stars in this show by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

IT’S a good thing Vauxhall was introduced to electric power before the two-metre rule was brought in. Right now it isn’t so much embracing it as   Read more ...

Dog owners and the council are 'now trapped in a legal limbo that can only create uncertainty and confusion' by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

CONTROVERSIAL by-laws on dog controls in parks have been an unexpected casualty of the coronavirus.According to Dukes Ward Cllr John Pugh, Lib Dem   Read more ...

Go Outdoors is ‘sold back to owners’ JD Sports for £56.5m by Tom Martin (June 2020)

GO Outdoors, which has stores in Southport and Bootle, has been given hope of survival after it was ‘bought back’ by its owners for £56.5million.The   Read more ...

Can you help Hopper? by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

CAN you help to save a severely disabled puppy?In May, Jenny Preston, 28, and Jamie Preston, 32, from Ainsdale, recently adopted a severely disabled   Read more ...

Tributes paid to Southport Zoo chimp, Jason, after he dies at monkey sanctuary by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

THE last chimpanzee to be born at Southport Zoo has passed away - aged 37.Jason, a familiar sight to visitors at the zoo, arrived there in 1983   Read more ...

Lyricist wants to be the next Tim Rice! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A FORMER Southport KGV student who is now a lyricist and songwriter is hoping to win the ‘United Kingdom Songwriting Competition’JJ Parki, 31, now   Read more ...

Model and Hobby Show in move to Aintree by Malcolm Hindle (June 2020)

THE Big Model and Hobby Show has confirmed a new date for next year.Organisers of the popular annual event had to cancel the 2020 show at Southport   Read more ...

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