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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Group to stage political drama
    By Ron Ellis
    SDC’s Letter of Resignation at the Little Theatre1963 was a pivotal year in British politics. The scandals of Christine Keeler and Profumo were rocking the government with Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, seeming like an outdated old fogey, an Edwardian grandee lost in a world of The Beatles and C...Read More

  • Concourse's Walk-in Centre to extend its weekend opening hours
    Henry James
    SKELMERSDALE NHS Walk-in Centre at The Concourse Shopping Centre has extended its weekend opening hours and is now open from 8am to 7.30pm seven days a week from February 3.The Walk in Centre, run by Virgin Care, is available to children and adults. It is a nurse led centre which treats conditions ...Read More

  • Balloons released in memory of Cassie
    Henry James
    FRIENDS and family of Cassie Hayes who died following a horrific attack in Tui on Chapel Street, came together on the seafront at Southport last Saturday to release balloons in her memory.Cassie, 28, died just before 1.30pm on Saturday, January 13 and the balloon release was organised to mark a mon...Read More

  • Show was ‘tremendous from start to finish’
    By Ron Ellis
    My Fair LadySouthport SpotlightsLittle Theatre, Southport THIS was a tremendous show from start to finish.Audrey Hepburn would have been proud of Beth Milligan who made a brilliant Eliza Doolittle, both as a flower girl and a ‘duchess’, and not least with her exceptional singing voice.Les Gomersall...Read More


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