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Dad urges others to foster vulnerable children by Tom Martin (May 2021)

A Southport dad, who was raised by his own grandparents after a family breakdown, is calling for more people in the local area to consider opening   Read more ...

Annabelle going the extra mile for charity! by Tom Martin (May 2021)

A youngster from Birkdale is going the extra mile for charity after deciding to ride her bike to support Zoe’s Place.Annabelle Lloyd, who is   Read more ...

Rotary Club donates to Covid jab fundraising campaign by Tom Martin (May 2021)

Rotary Club of Southport Links has donated £1,500 to help African medical staff and patients battle against coronavirus.The local group have been   Read more ...

Care home backs campaign over 'inhumane restrictions' on visits by Tom Martin (May 2021)

Staff from Southport-based Dovehaven Care Homes have backed a campaign calling on the government to end “difficult and challenging” restrictions on   Read more ...

Owl has a hoot after flying down couple's chimney twice in two days! by Tom Martin (May 2021)

Imagine an owl flew down your chimney, broke some ornaments and then happily fell asleep on the fireplace.Now, imagine the exact same thing occurred   Read more ...

Top comedians revealed for Southport Comedy Festival by Tom Martin (May 2021)

Some of the biggest names in comedy have been revealed for Southport Comedy Festival 2021.Reginald D Hunter, Jo Caulfield, Ed Byrne, Mark Thomas and   Read more ...

Cinco De Mayo celebrations! by Tom Martin (May 2021)

RESIDENTS at Sutton Grange Care Home in Banks went loco celebrating Cinco de Mayo, which takes place on May 5 every year.Cinco de Mayo is a national   Read more ...

Council to ramp up skatepark refurb! by Tom Martin (May 2021)

Southport’s skatepark will benefit from a much-needed  revamp with four large ramps to be  refurbished.Specialist skate ramp builders are working   Read more ...

GPs encourage Sefton residents to take up their second COVID-19 vaccine by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

HEALTH professionals at NHS Southport and Formby CCG are urging people to attend their appointments for the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.In   Read more ...

New provider takes over community health services by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

MERSEY Care NHS Foundation Trust is the new provider of community health services in Southport and Formby.Following a rigorous procurement process   Read more ...

Track fire disruption by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

A FIRE broke out at Southport train station on Bank Holiday Monday after strong winds blew a branch onto the tracks. Services are now running   Read more ...

Shameless thieves steal charity box by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

HEARTLESS thieves stole charity funds raised to support veterans across Sefton and their families.The SSAFA charity box was stolen from Cleveland   Read more ...

Youngsters build 100 sandcastles in memory of Captain Sir Tom by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

YOUNGSTERS at Scarisbrick Hall School have been taking part in a number of activities for ‘Captain Tom 100’ to raise money for a variety of   Read more ...

News 529 officers will be recruited in Merseyside is welcomed by MP by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

THE news 529 new police officers have been recruited in Merseyside has been welcomed by Southport’s MP Damien Moore.The addition of these new   Read more ...

Have you seen NoNoy? by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

HAVE you seen NoNoy?A £500 reward is being offered for the safe return of an eight month old black cat, with a white patch on the front of his neck.   Read more ...

Good Samaritans race to help teenager with Down's Syndrome by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

A SOUTHPORT firm has been praised for performing a garden rescue for a local family. Jake and Abbey Fox, who own Great British Green Builds Ltd, were   Read more ...

Southport manufacturer completes United Nations pandemic mission by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

A WASTE management manufacturer has delivered 20 incinerator units to enable the UN to help vulnerable communities in Sudan to battle the   Read more ...

Charity aims to support North West families during Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

DESPITE the recent easing of national lockdown restrictions, many parents of neonatal babies in the North West continue to face significant   Read more ...

Little Theatre to reopen after pandemic closure by Henry James (April 2021)

PLANS are once again being made to stage performances at Southport’s Little Theatre.The venue has been closed for more than a year because of the   Read more ...

Southport actress to star in Sleeping Beauty panto with Gareth Gates by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

AN ACTRESS from Southport is set to star with Pop Idol singer Gareth Gates in the Sleeping Beauty pantomime in Liverpool next month.Emma Grace   Read more ...

Arrests after drugs, clothes and cars seized in Ainsdale by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

TWO men were arrested after drugs, suspected stolen clothing and cars were seized in Ainsdale.At around 8.55pm on Monday, April 26, patrols carried   Read more ...

Southport Armed Forces Day 2021 is cancelled by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

MEMBERS of the Southport Armed Forces Committee have ‘reluctantly decided to postpone this year’s event’ due to coronavirus safety concerns.The next   Read more ...

Queenscourt Hospice launches annual Forget Me Not appeal by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

AS THE team at Queenscourt Hospice get set to mark their Pearl Anniversary and mark 30 years of providing compassionate care for local people with   Read more ...

Health services and advice available over the May bank holiday by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

GPs across  Sefton are reminding residents how they can get support and medical advice over the May bank holiday weekend (May1-May 3) should they   Read more ...

Health leaders hear views of patients, staff and public by Malcolm Hindle (April 2021)

Health leaders in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire have been listening to the views of patients, staff and the public about their views and   Read more ...

Fiona test drives antique mower on TV’s Roadshow by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

A CENTURY old grass cutter from Southport’s British Lawnmower Museum has made its TV debut – on the latest season of Antiques Roadshow!TV presenter   Read more ...

Voters across Sefton set to go to the polls on May 6 by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

VOTERS across Sefton will take to the polls next week to elect their local councillors.There are 24 seats up for grabs on Thursday, May 6 and they   Read more ...

Inspirational Elliot, 6, wants to walk one million steps in memory of his great-grandad by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

AN INSPIRATIONAL six-year-old is aiming to walk one million steps in just three months to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of his   Read more ...

Dougie has gone missing! by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

HAVE you seen Dougie?Helen Marshall says her ginger and white cat has not been seen since April 13 on Nolan Street in Southport.She said: “Please   Read more ...

Car flips over after collision with bus on Lord Street by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

A  CAR dramatically flipped onto its roof after a collision with a bus near Prezzo on Lord Street.Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service attended along   Read more ...

Two men arrested on suspicion of murder by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of murder in Southport.At around 4.50pm on Thursday, April 22, emergency services were called out to   Read more ...

Auto centre team’s fundraiser is revving up to be a classic! by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

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

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

This spring week, I want to start with some good news from Sefton Citizens Advice. Money Advice Mondays are back! Our debt advice service drop-in   Read more ...

Calls made for red phone boxes to be preserved ‘as part of the town’s heritage’ by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

CALLS are being made for the two historic red telephone boxes next to Southport Town Hall to be preserved - as part of the town’s heritage.Created by   Read more ...

Shop assistant systematically stole almost £16,000 worth of clothing from employers to pay drug debt by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

A young shop assistant systematically stole almost £16,000 worth of clothing from his employers to pay his drug debt. Owen Taylor felt “under some   Read more ...

Defender is stolen by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

A SILVER Land Rover Defender was stolen from outside a Birkdale home.The vehicle - reg number YD53JFO - was taken from an address on Heathfield   Read more ...

Smash and grab at store by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

MOBILE phones and jewellery were taken in a smash and grab at Cash Converters in Southport.Two unknown offenders gained entry to the premises on   Read more ...

Firm launches £20k prize for local teens with ideas on how to make ‘Brighter Future’ by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

TEENAGERS from across Merseyside with bright ideas for their communities are being encouraged to apply for a prize to ‘help them change the world   Read more ...

Hospice funding boost by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Queenscourt Hospice has been given a £1,560 boost to help create Family Care Packs to support children, young people and their families.The hospice   Read more ...

Top comic book illustrator, Tim, turns his hand to city statues by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A comic book illustrator from Southport has helped create a new publication about statues in Liverpool to help a local charity.Tim Quinn, who has   Read more ...

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