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  • Rail group hold poll over keeping link to Manchester Piccadilly
    Danielle Thompson
    THE chairman of the Southport Rail Transport Forum has revealed that he has polled rail users to discover whether they would prefer to keep the connection between Southport and Manchester Piccadilly – or lose the much-maligned Pacers.Eric Woodcock ran the poll of 120 participants on the Forum's pag...Read More

  • Strategy to tackle sepsis in care homes receives national praise
    Henry James
    A STRATEGY to tackle sepsis in care homes across Lancashire has received national praise.The county council's Sepsis Strategy for Lancashire Care Homes 2017-2020 was handed the runners up award following a presentation at the UK Sepsis Trust Sepsis Unplugged Conference, which took place in Birmingh...Read More

  • Petition to save 3G pitch reaches 15,000 signatures
    Henry James
    PUBLIC support to save the 3G football pitch at the former Glenburn school site in Skelmersdale is growing after more than 15,000 people signed a petition to keep the £650,000 facility.The manager of the Skem Men-Aces disability football club, Carl Eaton, started the online petition on the Care2 Pe...Read More

  • Dance performance treat for care home
    Kenny Parker
    RESIDENTS at The Shieling care home on Southport Road in Lydiate are being treated to an 80s music and dance extravaganza.  Onyx Academy of Dance and Promotions, which runs a class at Deyes High School, will be giving a special performance on Saturday February 24. The day has been organised and cho...Read More

  • Tribute to Elton John coming to theatre this week
    Henry James
    THE Rocket Man: a tribute to Multi-Grammy award-winning musician, Sir Elton John is coming to the Southport Theatre tomorrow (Thursday, February 22).Audiences are invited to join the cast on a musical journey, charting the rise to fame of one of the biggest selling artistes of all time. The night c...Read More

  • Soap star visits resort respite centre
    Danielle Thompson
    A SOAP star made a guest appearance at a respite holiday centre in Southport to mark the charity’s Best of British TV & Film Week.Sam Aston – best known for playing the role of Chesney Brown in the longest-running soap opera, Coronation Street – made an appearance at Revitalise Sandpipers centre on...Read More

  • Art group appeals for extra volunteers
    Danielle Thompson
    A CHARITY group which aims to inspire people with disabilities to gain self-confidence through art is appealing for more volunteers to help them on Wednesday afternoons.Conquest Art helps those with long-term health issues to discover their creative energy and hold sessions from 2.30pm-4.30pm on al...Read More

  • Blank canvass for youngsters
    Danielle Thompson
    A COMPETITION is being held to offer youngsters the chance to transform the side of a 31ft truck.The ‘Transform My Truck’ competition is being run by the Transport Training Academy, which hopes to raise awareness of the career opportunities available in the industry and to help dispel stereotypes a...Read More

  • Lancashire Police awarded the Restorative Quality Mark
    Henry James
    LANCASHIRE Police has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM) for its commitment to providing the highest standards in restorative justice.The RSQM is a badge of quality that guarantees that a service provides safe, high quality restorative practice which meets the six Restorative ...Read More


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