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  • Nun celebrates 104th Birthday
    Malcolm Hindle
    A NUN from Southport has been celebrating her 104th Birthday. Sister Veronica Beeching, who was born on Bastille Day, 1914 – the year that World War One broke out - celebrated her special day with her niece Margaret Smith and her husband Peter at St Vincent's Care Home on Leicester Street on Satur...Read More

  • Nun celebrates 104th Birthday
    Danielle Thompson
    A NUN from Southport has been celebrating her 104th Birthday. Sister Veronica Beeching, who was born on Bastille Day, 1914 – the year that World War One broke out - celebrated her special day with her niece Margaret Smith and her husband Peter at St Vincent's Care Home on Leicester Street on Satur...Read More

  • Company's take on 'Allo 'Allo was 'just as funny as original'
    By Ron Ellis
    'Allo 'Allo by David Croft and Jeremy LlloydOrmskirk Theatre CompanyToby Carvery, Ormskirk THE stage at the Toby Carvery was transformed for three nights into that familiar small café in German-occupied France during World War Two with Gary Simpson giving a perfect impersonation of Rene Artois, as ...Read More

  • Supermarket roadshow gives shoppers insight into healthcare plans
    Danielle Thompson
    A ROADSHOW was held at a Southport supermarket last week, to let patients share their experiences of the NHS and to find out about plans for future healthcare in Sefton.Staff from the NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) held the event at Central 12's Asda on Monday, July 9. ...Read More

  • Fleetwood to be among contenders at Open Championship
    Henry James
    SOUTHPORT golfer Tommy Fleetwood will be among the contenders at this year’s Open Championship at Carnoustie where he holds the course record.The 27-year-old took the record in last year’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship when he scored a nine under 63.Jordan Spieth will be defending the title ove...Read More

  • Search is on to find Sefton's most embrassing pets for new TV show!
    Danielle Thompson
    THE team creating a quirky new Channel 4 series is looking for pets who are naughty or have medical problems!Shiver Television, part of ITV Studios who film shows including Come Dine With Me, Paul O'Grady's For The Love of Dogs and Gino's Italian Escape, are producing a brand new teatime series, Em...Read More

  • Charity ride pushes cyclists to the limit
    Danielle Thompson
    A TEAM of cyclists have raised more than £6,000 for a charity after cycling 200 miles from Ainsdale to North Wales – and back!Ainsdale Cycling Club this year decided to turn its annual ride into a fundraiser for Liverpool specialist palliative care facility Woodlands Hospice and CLIC Sargent, a na...Read More

  • Councillor claims 'silly policy' is hampering Wesley Street traders
    Danielle Thompson
    Dukes Ward Councillor John Pugh has condemned Sefton Council's 'silly policy' of not signposting areas without parking - which he says is hampering Wesley Street traders.He said: “No-one has done more in Southport to buck the downturn in retail than the traders of Wesley Street with their gaily pai...Read More

  • Astronomical society are seeing stars after wave of visitors
    Danielle Thompson
    MEMBERS of the Southport Astronomical Society have been seeing stars after their open days at their Observatory went down a storm!The group held a number of open days at their base in Hesketh Park, home to local Victorian astronomer Joseph Baxendale’s 19th century telescope. Over the last few month...Read More

  • Emotional appeal after treasured family heirloom is stolen
    Danielle Thompson
    A STUNNING handmade dollshouse, which was a treasured family heirloom, has been stolen from a grandmother-of-five while she was ill.Callum Wyatt, 34, from Southport, is making an emotional appeal after his grandmother Margaret Reece's metre-high and metre-wide dollshouse was stolen from her home in...Read More

  • Brandreth had audience 'laughing from the start'
    By Ron Ellis and Ellen Campbell
    Break A Leg – Gyles BrandrethThe Atkinson SouthportReview and interview by Ron Ellis and Ellen CampbellGYLES Brandreth has one of the best known faces on TV with his regular appearances on The One Show, Sunday Brunch, etc. and he is equally famous on radio for the long running Just a Minute which h...Read More


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