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  • Bus driver will be sky diver for charity which helped partner
    Ollie Cowan
    A SOUTHPORT bus driver is pulling out all the stops to raise vital funds for cancer research – by jumping out of a plane for his fiance!Paul Welsh, who is a familiar face on the busses around the town, will be taking the plummet next week alongside the love of his life, fiancée Gemma Cottam, who is...Read More

  • Addams family to spook resort’s audiences
    Henry James
    THEY'RE creepy, kooky, spooky and kooky, and, more important, they've definitely settled in Southport.The Addams Family a musical comedy surrounded by Charles Addams' sweetish ghoulish renderings of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley, Grandmamma and, of course, Wednesday.The show is comi...Read More

  • I couldn’t take my eyes off Jersey Boys show
    By Ron Ellis
    ‘Oh What A Nite’ – The JerseysEpstein Theatre, Liverpool.RESPLENDENT in scarlet jackets and black slacks, The Jerseys looked the epitome of early Sixties vocal groups writes Ron Ellis.Dominic Creighton made a great Frankie Valli, reaching the falsetto highs that gave The Four Seasons one of the mos...Read More

  • Cast acted ‘well but they are worthy of much better fare’
    By Ron Ellis
    ‘Whodunnit’ by Anthony Shaffer - Formby Little Theatre‘WHODUNNIT’ is a parody of those old-fashioned Agatha Christie type country house mysteries so popular in the 1930’s.Against a fine backdrop of a country house drawing room, the cast worked hard on their roles which were exaggerated versions of ...Read More

  • Play was ‘Scouse humour at its best’
    By Ron Ellis
    Lost Soul by Dave KirbyRoyal Court theatre, LiverpoolDAVE Kirby says this is his favourite and most popular of all the six hit plays he has written and I would go along with that. So, it seems, did the audience at a packed house at the Royal Court who never stopped laughing from the start, when Dob...Read More

  • Mum in plea for pram and disability access at Hillside station
    Ollie Cowan
    A MUM of two from Southport has reached breaking point with travel bosses over a lack of pram and disability access at Hillside station.Sophie Ellison has launched a petition to get Merseytravel to finally build a lift at the Birkdale based station after she was yet again forced to dismantle her ba...Read More

  • Resort stylist Eric is crowned one of the best in the UK!
    Ollie Cowan
    A HAIRDRESSING student from Southport has finished runner up in a UK wide competition to find the best beauty stylist.Aspiring trainee and student hairdresser, Eric Joey Jones, finished second overall in the “Create the Look 2017” competition which aimed to crown the UK’s top up-and-coming hair and...Read More

  • Pals raise £400k for St Joseph’s Hospice
    Ollie Cowan
    TWO BUCKET collectors have raised a staggering £400,000 for St. Joseph’s Hospice over the last 17 years.Don Franks and Charles Callaghan, retired friends, have faced all weathers and have spent, in total, 800 days standing outside train stations, sports grounds and shopping centres, wearing their y...Read More

  • Police officer hit by stolen bike in chase
    Ollie Cowan
    A POLICE officer was injured after he was involved in a collision with a suspect who was attempting to flee the area on a suspected stolen motorbike.An 18 year old man has been detained by Merseyside Police on suspicion of an unauthorised taking of a vehicle without consent following the incident ...Read More

  • Pals raise £400k for St Joseph’s Hospice
    Ollie Cowan
    TWO BUCKET collectors have raised a staggering £400,000 for St. Joseph’s Hospice over the last 17 years.Don Franks and Charles Callaghan, retired friends, have faced all weathers and have spent, in total, 800 days standing outside train stations, sports grounds and shopping centres, wearing their y...Read More

  • Southport spa vited best in England at glittering awards ceremony
    Ollie Cowan
    A MOROCCAN-themed Southport spa based inside a converted synagogue has been named Spa of the Year.Portland Hall Spa, based on Portland Street, won both the North West 'Spa of the Year', as well as the coveted title of English Hair and Beauty Awards 'Spa of the Year' at a glamorous awards ceremony t...Read More


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