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  • Photographers snap up top prizes in competition
    Danielle Thompson
    THE Southport Photographic Society have kicked off their first open competition of the season with a wide range of subjects including sport, nature, architecture, aviation and street photography.The club won first-third places at the L&CPU Annual Individuals Competition recently, while another thre...Read More

  • Desperate appeal to keep ‘love-struck’ dogs together
    Danielle Thompson
    STAFF and volunteers at Freshfields Animal Rescue have made a desperate last-ditch appeal for a shared new home for two love-struck doggies after sharing their unique story.The team at the sanctuary are desperate to find a home for seven-year-old Deerhound cross Millie and long-legged cross-breed ...Read More

  • Fireworks display set to light up skies across Southport
    Henry James
    SOUTHPORT Hesketh Round Table's charity fireworks and family bonfire – one of the largest of its kind in the North West - is now only weeks away.The team of volunteers responsible for the night are inviting families to come and enjoy this community event and watch the fireworks fill the sky with co...Read More

  • Theatre director speaks at Queenscourt fundraiser
    Henry James
    FORMER Southport resident and theatre director Guy Unsworth was the speaker at Queenscourt's Hospice's Birkdale Support Group fundraiser.The event at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club on Monday, October 9 raised £1,830.The chairman of the group Margaret Mann said: “Guy was an excellent speaker. He gave ...Read More

  • Southport firm 'incinerates' awards competition
    Danielle Thompson
    A SOUTHPORT-based thermal waste treatment business incinerated the competition at the fifth annual Merseyside Independent Business Awards!The team at Inciner8, based on the Canning Road Industrial Estate, which also manufactures incinerator technology, won the Trades and Manufacturing Business Awar...Read More

  • Danger - cows on the road
    Danielle Thompson
    COWS were spotted on the moo-ve last week on the coastal road in Southport!Police officers attended to help round up the bovine escapees shortly after 6pm on Thursday, October 12.A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: “The cows were reportedly on the road around 6pm - and back in their field by...Read More

  • Comedy by man behind Rising Damp next show at theatre
    By Ron Ellis
    SOUTHPORT Dramatic Club’s next play is Wife After Death by Eric Chappell, writer of TV’s Rising Damp, whose comedy Theft was a huge hit with Little Theatre audiences last season writes Ron Ellis.Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and it’s the day of his funeral. Friends and colle...Read More

  • 105-year-old Dorothy has the secret to a long life all sewn up!
    Danielle Thompson
    A NEEDLEWORK lover has celebrated her 105th birthday with her family in Southport.Born on October 16, 1912 in Ullswater, Dorothy Hirst has a love of needlework which began at school when she started sewing for her teacher to get out of lessons!Her daughter Sylvia said: “In her twenties, she mov...Read More

  • Pensions warning for new businesses
    Danielle Thompson
    A TAX specialist from Southport is warning new businesses which launch from this month that they must include staff pension schemes in their start-up costs - even if they are only employing one person. a local tax specialist has warned.Andrew Geddes who runs TaxAssist Accountants on Liverpool Road ...Read More

  • Play was ‘well acted but it featured a depressing subject’
    By Ellen Campbell
    ‘Rita, Sue And Bob Too’Liverpool Playhouse‘RITA, Sue and Bob Too’ was written by 19-year-old Andrea Dunbar and set in the high-rise, sink housing estate outside Bradford where she was born. Background music of the 80s (Marc Almond, Gary Newman, Culture Club) gives the audience a sense of the era an...Read More


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