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  • Best friends hope to raise £1,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust
    Danielle Thompson
    TWO kind teenagers raised more than £900 for the Teenage Cancer Trust by holding a series of fundraisers.Eve Tasker, 14, from Banks and her best friend Tilly Abrams, 14, from Hesketh Bank completed a 10 mile sponsored walk from Hesketh Bank to Southport, held cake sales and created doggy biscuits t...Read More

  • Pupils hear talk from Brain Cox at Science Summer School
    Henry James
    SKELMERSDALE pupils joined more than 400 other students from over 50 schools across the UK to attend the Science Summer School 2019 in London.This was an innovative event aimed at inspiring the next generation of Britain’s scientists and encouraging them to think about a career in the UK’s Science,...Read More

  • Care company recognised in regional awards
    Danielle Thompson
    AN AT-HOME care company has been honoured with regional award.Home Instead Senior Care, which specialises in providing care for older people in Southport and Formby, was named as one of the 20 Most Recommended Providers in the Home Care Awards 2019. Home Instead provides a range of services includi...Read More

  • Alex looking forward to appearing at Empire in 'dream role'
    Henry James
    LIVERPOOL’S Alex Patmore is looking forward to performing in Blood Brothers in his home town when the latest tour comes to the Liverpool Empire next month.Patmore plays Mickey Johnstone, one of the twin brothers, who is brought up by his biological mother.The musical by Willy Russell has been a hit...Read More

  • Homes plan set to go ahead after council rejection overturned
    Tom Martin
    A DECISION by Sefton Council to refuse plans to build houses at a site in Thornton has been overturned by The Planning Inspectorate.A proposal by Forth Homes to build 14 houses on Holgate Road was rejected by the council in December last year after dozens of residents signed a petition opposing i...Read More

  • Pair left scene of collision on foot
    Danielle Thompson
    AN appeal has been launched after a fail-to-stop road traffic collision in Southport.At 3.20pm on Tuesday, August 13, Merseyide Police officers were called to Fleetwood Road at the junction with Clift Road to reports of a Renault Clio had collided with a Toyota Avensis and then into the wall outsi...Read More

  • Audience dance in aisles at Buddy Holly show
    By Ron Ellis
    Buddy Holly LivesFloral Hall, SouthportBACK in the Eighties I interviewed singer Mike Berry whose 1961 hit single, Tribute to Buddy Holly, had made his name. He told me he’d been lucky with the timing as ‘nowadays I’d be billed not as Mike Berry but a ‘Buddy Holly Tribute’ act’.Well, Buddy Holly Li...Read More

  • Floral Hall Ballroom to host monthly Tea Dances again
    Henry James
    STRICTLY fever will surely begin to sweep the nation once again with the return of the popular BBC Saturday night show in September and local dancers are reminded that the town’s largest dancefloor is waiting for them as the grand Floral Hall Ballroom hosts monthly Tea Dances again, beginning this ...Read More


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