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Chief executive of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust leaves her post after two years by Henry James (July 2021)

CHIEf executive of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, has left her position to take up the role of chief executive at Blackpool Teaching   Read more ...

Health experts remind people to get jabbed by Tom Martin (July 2021)

Doctors are reminding people in Southport and Formby of the importance of being vaccinated against COVID-19, and it couldn’t be easier to grab your   Read more ...

Motorcyclist receives 'life-changing injuries' after crash by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A MOTORCYCLIST suffered “life-changing injuries” after hsi bike collided with a car on Southport’s Marine Drive last week.The accident happened   Read more ...

Mother and daughter beauty queens to compete in America by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

A MOTHER and daughter pageant duo have raised more than £5,000 for charity – and are now set to compete in the Pure International Pageant competition   Read more ...

Remember when Ford claimed Capri Injection would be fast as lightning? by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

REMEMBER when Ford proudly boasted that its Capri Injection would go like lightning? You wouldn’t get away with it today – but then even the sound of   Read more ...

Mural honour for care workers unveiled by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

A MURAL has been unveiled which honours social care work in Southport.The 24ft by 20ft artwork, which is a ‘tribute to care workers and the   Read more ...

Birkdale grandfather appointed head of Nationwide Oddfellows by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

A GRANDFATHER who has been a member of national friendly society, the Oddfellows, for more than 70 years has been appointed one of the organisation’s   Read more ...

Former journalist pens debut rom-com novel by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

A FORMER journalist from Southport has signed a book deal with a major publisher for two romantic comedies based in Liverpool.Danielle Owen-Jones’   Read more ...

Remember when Ford claimed Capri Injection would be fast as lightning? by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

REMEMBER when Ford proudly boasted that its Capri Injection would go like lightning? You wouldn’t get away with it today – but then even the sound of   Read more ...

Check out this week's Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

The weekend sunshine has been very enjoyable and it’s good to see Southport busy again. Unfortunately the fine weather also encourages the   Read more ...

Enjoy Sefton's beaches safely this summer – joint plea for visitors to be respectful by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

A NUMBER of organisations across Sefton are joining forces once again this summer to ensure local communities, and visitors from across the North   Read more ...

PC sent to prison for repeatedly punching an arrested man by Henry James (July 2021)

A POLICE officer from Southport has been jailed for repeatedly punching an arrested man.Constable Darren McIntyre has been sentenced to 19 months in   Read more ...

New-look Market to be ‘one of best food and drink gems of region’ by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

SOUTHPORT Market will officially open its doors tomorrow (Thursday) with the hope that it will not only satisfy the town’s residents but also be an   Read more ...

Southport woman faces 'Russian roulette' as rules ease by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

A CLINICALLY vulnerable Southport resident has claimed that she will be ‘playing Russian roulette’ with her safety when pandemic restrictions are   Read more ...

Week-long initiative aims to tackle anti-social behaviour across Sefton by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

POLICE chiefs are working with local communities and partners across the next week to highlight and tackle anti-social behaviour across Sefton.Antoi   Read more ...

Forgive me for feeling fobbed off about the Ormskirk MotorFest by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

A LITTLE bit of Monaco in a Lancashire market town. That was the selling point of the very first Ormskirk MotorFest, way back in 2011 – and I’m   Read more ...

Seagulls ‘rip bins apart’ after council changes waste collection times by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

FURIOUS Nevill Street residents say that thanks to a change in the council’s bin cleaning times, they are woken up in the early hours of every   Read more ...

Southport schools to benefit from funding boost by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

SCHOOLS across Southport are set to be boosted by government grants for projects aimed at keeping buildings safe.Education Secretary Gavin Williamson   Read more ...

Thieving Queenscourt Hospice charity manager walks free by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

A THIEVING hospice charity shop manager has walked free from court despite having a similar previous conviction.Susan Kay was trusted to ensure that   Read more ...

Ainsdale in Bloom's calendars and cards 'go global!' by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

CALENDARS and cards featuring Ainsdale in Bloom’s beautiful displays have been snapped up all around the world!The group, led by Brenda Porter, are   Read more ...

Care home residents delighted by sweet treats on World Chocolate Day by Danielle Thompson (July 2021)

RESIDENTS at care homes in Southport were delighted to be given sweet treats to mark World Chocolate Day!The owners of Sweet Tooth, based in   Read more ...

Chance to look round St Peter’s Church Quiet Garden by Henry James (July 2021)

ST. Peter’s Church in Birkdale is delighted to welcome people on Sunday, July 18, 1-5pm to their Open Garden and Open Church event.Admission to the   Read more ...

Lancel’s one-man Swan Song heralds end of live show restrictions by By Ron Ellis (July 2021)

ANDREW LANCEL in ‘SWAN SONG’SDC at LITTLE THEATRE, SOUTHPORTREVIEW by RON ELLISSIXTEEN months since shutdown began, it was a welcome return to live   Read more ...

Staff walk to raise money for defibrillator by Tom Martin (July 2021)

STAFF from a retirement care home in Southport will walk all the way to Blackpool in a charity challenge to raise money to buy a defibrillator.The   Read more ...

Locals urged to take part in Plastic Free July by Tom Martin (July 2021)

SEFTON Council is marking Plastic Free July by encouraging locals to do all they can to help reduce plastic pollution.The month-long campaign is   Read more ...

Police seek man, 25 by Tom Martin (July 2021)

POLICE are on the lookout for a Southport man who is wanted on recall to prison.Josh Johnson, (pictured) 25, is wanted for breaching the conditions   Read more ...

War hero celebrates his 100th birthday by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A WAR hero from Birkdale who was awarded the Legion d’Honneur medal  has celebrated his 100th birthday!Modest D-Day veteran Harry Howorth was   Read more ...

Vaccinated young people urge others to get the jab by Tom Martin (July 2021)

VACCINATED young people from across Merseyside are adding their voices to the ‘Spread the Facts’ campaign to show how others can play their part in   Read more ...

Southport Crem is given much-needed maintenance work by Tom Martin (July 2021)

FOLLOWING an outcry about the ‘terrible state’ of Southport Crematorium, council chiefs now say ‘extensive maintenance’ is now being carried out at   Read more ...

Market set for grand opening by Tom Martin (July 2021)

SOUTHPORT Market will open to the public on July 19 as a host of traders get ready to welcome customers at the new-look site.Following months of   Read more ...

Corrie actor Ryan backs lake clean-up campaign by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

ANOTHER celebrity has backed the Make a Change for Ben campaign – Coronation Street actor Ryan Prescott!‘Make a Change for Ben’ was set up by David   Read more ...

Invasive species of bamboo is ‘taking over Rotten Row’ by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

A CONCERNED Southport resident is calling for an ‘invasive species’ taking over Rotten Row to be culled.Robert Bewley contacted the Champion after   Read more ...

Taxis carry cards for Samaritans by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

TAXIS across Southport will now offer cards from the Samaritans offering support to users if they need it.A volunteer for the charity on Union Street   Read more ...

Logical way forward for best selling sports car? by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

NOT since Bob Dylan switched his instruments in the mid-Sixties has anything going electric generated as much fevered chatter – albeit in angry   Read more ...

Town Deal funding will have a 'substantial impact' on Southport, says resort MP by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

TOWN Deal funding will have a ‘substantial impact’ on Southport says the resort’s MP Damien Moore.This includes £30million provided for a new Marine   Read more ...

Logical way forward for best selling sports car? by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

NOT since Bob Dylan switched his instruments in the mid-Sixties has anything going electric generated as much fevered chatter – albeit in angry   Read more ...

Logical way forward for the world’s best selling sports car..? by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

NOT since Bob Dylan switched his instruments in the mid-Sixties has anything going electric generated as much fevered chatter – albeit in angry   Read more ...

Fundraiser revving up to be a classic! by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

THE team at Southport Auto Centre are to stage a classic car and motorbike-themed fundraising event for charity in July.The event will be held from   Read more ...

Former school matron turns 104 by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

A FORMER school matron has been celebrating a very special day – her 104th!Mother of two, Nora Furness, from Southport, was the matron at the School   Read more ...

Standards have fallen... but we’ll bounce back, says council leader by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

ALTHOUGH the delayed end of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions is now scheduled for next month, Sefton Council is still ‘feeling the effects of the   Read more ...

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