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  • Protest held over fracking survey
    Mike Dawber
    A PROTEST has taken place over plans for fracking in the Halsall area.West Lancashire Borough Councillor Maureen Mills, a member of campaign group Halsall Against Fracking, teamed up with Sefton councillors, local residents and campaigners from Frack Free Lancashire and the Green Party to hold the ...Read More

  • Campaigners stage protest over fracking fears
    Frank Martin
    CAMPAIGNERS and councillors from West Lancashire and Sefton joined forces to stage a protest voicing their opposition to fracking in the area.Councillor Maureen Mills, a member of campaign group Halsall Against Fracking, teamed up with other councillors, local residents and members of Frack Free ...Read More

  • Marina warning after two children rescued
    Tom Martin
    POLICE are reminding locals to stay safe when swimming in open water during the summer after two children had to be rescued from Crosby Marina.The young boy and girl had to be pulled out of the water by a member of the public after they went in the lake for a paddle but got into difficulty.Emergenc...Read More

  • Matty’s mission to clean up the beach
    Tom Martin
    A BEACH walker is so fed up of rubbish being left on the sand that he has decided to take matters into his own hands and set-up a regular litter-picking group.Matty Harrison, who runs the Pet Shack store in Seaforth walks his customers’ dogs on Crosby beach as part of his job.He was so appalled at ...Read More

  • Bank staff’s boost for boxing club
    Frank Martin
    BIRCH Green Amateur Boxing Club have taken a big step towards hitting their target to raise £10,000 for essential repairs to their clubhouse - thanks to staff from the Co-Op Bank in Skelmersdale.Members of the Co-Op One Skem Team, who regularly help local community groups, raised a bumper £1,49...Read More

  • Rat Pack show is swinging into resort
    Henry James
    THE Purveyors of Cool swing into Southport Theatre on Saturday, June 11 with The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular, a show featuring some of the greatest music of the 20th century.This stage show brings memories of three performers - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr - in a production that has...Read More

  • Battle of the Bubbles to raise funds for hospice
    Tom Martin
    THE attention of most football fans will on France this summer with the European Championship - but there is a far more serious competition taking place in Litherland!That's because ‘Battle of the Bubbles’ will be held at Litherland Sports Park which involves players wearing unusual attire as they ...Read More

  • Indoor jump centre is set for approval
    Ollie Cowan
    SOUTHPORT could soon have its very own indoor trampoline centre as Sefton Council planning officers prepare to approve a scheme to convert a derelict warehouse.Jump Warehouse, who already have two exisitng sites in Warrington and Great Yarmouth, will find out today (Wednesday) if their proposals t...Read More

  • BOS musical had 'faultless acting'
    Jenny Robson
    BOS Musical Theatre Company (Formerly Birkdale Orpheus Society) – 42nd StreetSouthport Little Theatre –May 21 to 28HAVING grossed several million dollars worldwide since the original 1933 film was released this lively, feel-good musical has been a favourite with theatre-goers.It is no surprise, the...Read More

  • Rat Pack show is swinging into resort
    Henry James
    THE Purveyors of Cool swing into Southport Theatre on Saturday, June 11 with The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular, a show featuring some of the greatest music of the 20th century.This stage show brings memories of three performers - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr - in a production that has...Read More

  • Nostalgic return of Vulcan to Woodvale
    Ollie Cowan
    the oldest surviving Vulcan motorcar will be making a nostalgic trip back to its hometown when it takes centre stage at this year’s Woodvale Rally later this month.The 10hp, twin cylinder model with two seats, manufactured in Southport in 1904 by the Vulcan Motor and Engineering Company, will be ...Read More


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