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American guest speakers enjoy visit to 'exquisite' Southport by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

THE newly-appointed mission president gave a speech at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Southport last week.President Peter Johnson   Read more ...

'Brazen thieves' steal rose bushes from Rotten Row by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

THE Friends of Rotten Row were horrified after thieves were spotted stealing rose bushes ‘in broad daylight.’Brian Quinn, chairman of the Friends,   Read more ...

'Coastbusters' raise £1,465 for wildlife charity with 80-mile trek by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

FOUR pals have raised £1,465 by taking on a gruelling 80-mile coast-to-coast walk across northern England to raise money for a charity that has been   Read more ...

Fourth man charged in connection with murder of Southport man, 27 by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

A FOURTH man has been charged in connection with the murder of Stephen Maguire.Patrick Moogan, 34, of no fixed abode appeared at Liverpool   Read more ...

Biggest flu programme in history to be rolled out in Sefton by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

GP surgeries and pharmacies across Sefton are starting to vaccinate thousands of people against flu, whilst ensuring that coronavirus social   Read more ...

Life-saving device has been installed at the Southport Flower Show offices in memory of a ‘much-loved’ friend and colleague by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

A POTENTIALLY life-saving device has been installed at the Southport Flower Show offices in memory of a ‘much-loved’ friend and colleague.The funds   Read more ...

Can you 'bale' out animal charity? by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

IT’S that time of year again when Woodlands are stocking up on food and bedding for their animals to keep them warm and fed over the winter months.   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

So, now we are into another semi-lockdown situation and daily we look and wonder at what’s next. Of course, this is the ideal situation for all these   Read more ...

Fourth man arrested over murder of Stephen Maguire by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

DETECTIVES  investigating the murder of Stephen Maguire in Birkdale in March have arrested a fourth man.Emergency services were called to an address   Read more ...

NHS staff raise more than £16,100 by walking from Southport to Liverpool by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

NHS staff from Southport Hospital have raised more than £16,100 by walking from Southport to Liverpool.Craig Alty, Danielle Cannon, Daniella   Read more ...

Zara’s lockdown poem gets Royal stamp of approval! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

A TALENTED young poet was delighted when she received supportive letters from both the Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after she sent   Read more ...

Viking-themed golf attraction planned for Pleasureland - will be ‘unique in UK’ by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

PLANS have been submitted by chiefs at Southport Pleasureland for a new Viking-themed adventure golf attraction that will be ‘nothing like anywhere   Read more ...

Nobody wondered how Wordsworth kept himself warm after wandering around lonely as a cloud, did they? by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

WILLIAM Wordsworth, were he scrawling socially distanced sonnets in 2020, would almost certainly have wifi and gas central heating wired in at Dove   Read more ...

Salvationist walks 150 miles for hospice by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

LONG-TIME Salvationist Don Warburton has put his best foot forward for charity – by starting a month-long fundraiser of walking 150 miles to raise   Read more ...

Winner winner, charity's chickens want dinner! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

WOULD you like to play the lottery but don’t feel like you have a good enough chance of winning?By playing the lottery that Woodlands Animal   Read more ...

Bobby’s happy ever after comes true by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

BOBBY’S happy ever after has come true!Back in July Woodlands Animal Sanctuary issued a plea on behalf of a gentle black and white cat with no tail   Read more ...

Donations to be taken for charity in memory of father of three by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

DONATIONS will be taken in memory of a father of three who passed away earlier this month, aged 89.Edward Hartill, who was known as Ted, passed away   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

This week, REAL news about the extension of driving licence automatic renewal when licences expire between 1st February and 31st December 2020. The   Read more ...

Award-winning comedian Ed Byrne will perform at Southport Comedy Festival in October by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

By Jason Barlow A HOUSEHOLD name and award-winning comedian Ed Byrne is on his way to Southport Comedy Festival this October. With 25 years under his   Read more ...

Sorry, Elon - but the most ‘on trend’ motors of the year are not electric! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

SORRY, Elon. The most on-trend motors of the year are both flyweight two-seaters – and neither of them are electric.  Electric car evangelists might   Read more ...

What a beary good idea! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

STAFF at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School in Birkdale had a beary good surprise for their Reception pupils when they returned to school   Read more ...

Merseyside identified as new ‘area of concern’ by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

MERSEYSIDE has been identified by the Government as one of two new areas of concern owing to rising number of coronavirus cases.Sefton Council Leader   Read more ...

New exhibition is announced - celebrating furry friends! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

THE Atkinson has unveiled a new free exhibition from the British Library celebrating furry friends, which will run until January 9, 2021.Cats and   Read more ...

Businessman plans £1m transformation of The Cloisters by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

A BUSINESSMAN has brought some much-needed cheer to Southport’s struggling town centre.Matthew Townson is the new owner of one of  the resort’s   Read more ...

Councillor welcomes probe by leasehold watchdog after years of campaigning by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

A councillor who has campaigned for an end to controversial leaseholds on new houses has welcomed an official investigation into the alleged   Read more ...

Trust chiefs allay fears that Children’s A&E will be permanently closed overnight – it ‘was and remains’ a temporary measure by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

CHIEFS at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust have moved to allay fears that the children’s accident and emergency department at Ormskirk Hospital will   Read more ...

Supermarket staff boost Cancer Research funds by £1,250 with pink-themed charity events by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

STAFF at Tesco Extra in Kew have raised £1,250 for Cancer Research with a series of pink-themed charity events.Adele Dennis, Community Champion said:   Read more ...

Education Secretary has ‘zero credibility’ says Labour’s Esterson by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

SEFTON Central MP Bill Esterson has hit out at Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, saying the Mionister has ‘zero credibility’ following the exams   Read more ...

Nurses climb Snowdon to fund children’s smiles by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

A KIND-HEARTED group of children’s ward staff from Ormskirk Hospital have raised £3,476 by climbing the highest mountain in Wales.Children’s nurse   Read more ...

Nursing student praised for taking 'frontline role' during pandemic by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

AN ‘INSPIRATIONAL’ student has been praised for his ‘resilience and committent’ while working on the ‘frontline’ during the height of the coronavirus   Read more ...

Annual schools’ road safety banner competition is launched by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

YOUNGSTERS are being urged to take part in an artistic competition to design a road safety banner in time for BRAKE Road Safety Week in November.The   Read more ...

Group aims to bring a ‘village feel’ to a ‘forgotten’ retail area by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

EFFORTS to revitalise commerce and community spirit by creating a ‘village feel’ in a ‘forgotten’ Southport retail area are underway.Norwood   Read more ...

Coronavirus safety posters are defaced by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

coronavirus advice posters and social distancing pavement markers across Southport town centre have been defaced with messages claiming the pandemic   Read more ...

Spyder is the world’s fastest car! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

PORSCHE now makes the fastest car in the world – and all it took was a 16-year-old schoolgirl who likes hanging out with her mates and eating pizzas   Read more ...

Who Ya Gonna call? Coastbusters! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

FOUR pals are embarking on a gruelling 80-mile coast-to-coast walk across northern England to raise money for a charity that has been hit hard by the   Read more ...

CCTV image has been released of a man that the police want to trace following an assault outside a bar in Birkdale by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

A CCTV image has been released of a man who police want to trace following an assault outside a bar in Birkdale.Shortly after midnight on Saturday,   Read more ...

MP says he is ‘very concerned’ about plans to install ‘pop up’ cycle lanes in front of church by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore has revealed that he is ‘very concerned’ about plans to install ‘pop up’ cycle lanes in front of a landmark Southport   Read more ...

Puppy on the mend after near-fatal freak accident in the park by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

A DELIGHTED dog owner says that her puppy Tyson has fought the odds and survived a near-fatal ‘freak accident’ in a Birkdale park.Care agency manager   Read more ...

Have you seen missing man? by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

OFFICERS are becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Anthony Hall.The 42 year old was last seen on Wednesday, September 2 at his home   Read more ...

Attack investigation: Police want to speak to this man by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

CCTV images have been released of a man who detectives believe may be able to assist enquiries into an assault in Southport in February.At around 1am   Read more ...

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