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School want to buy £10,000 bus to convert into classroom by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Staff at a Southport primary school have launched a fundraiser so they can buy a bus and convert it into a unique classroom for their pupils.A   Read more ...

Puppy rescued after getting mouth stuck on garden hook by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A puppy was at the centre of a complex rescue attempt after she got her mouth caught on a garden hook in Ainsdale.The 13-week-old French bulldog,   Read more ...

Charity shop volunteer urges locals to show support by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A STALWART volunteer is urging people to help Southport’s Cancer Research UK shop get back to the business of beating cancer after restrictions were   Read more ...

Boy, 12, hurt in hit and run by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A 12-year-old boy needed hospital treatment after he was involved in a hit and run in Southport.The youngster, who was riding a scooter, was involved   Read more ...

Far-right group hold 'protest' at Scarisbrick Hotel by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Police were called to the Scarisbrick Hotel in Southport after a far-right group staged a ‘protest’ because they claim asylum seekers are staying at   Read more ...

Shop staff feared for their lives during armed robbery by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Two armed robbers who attacked and terrorised shop workers in a Southport convenience store have both been jailed for eight years.The terrifying   Read more ...

Council urges parents to collect their free BookStart pack for under 5s by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Sefton Council is encouraging all parents of pre school children to contact their local library to receive a free BookStart pack.The BookStart   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

Let’s celebrate the reopening of our shops and enjoy ourselves outside our favourite cafes and pubs. Hopefully the first stop for many of us will be   Read more ...

Return of the Champion! by Malcolm Hindle (April 2021)

The Champion is back on the street today (Wednesday, April 14)The third national lockdown forced us to pause our publication, as it did in previous   Read more ...

Return of the Champion! by Malcolm Hindle (April 2021)

The Champion is back on the street today (Wednesday, April 14)The third national lockdown forced us to pause our publications, as it did in previous   Read more ...

Britannia Hotels fined £80,000 after Prince of Wales guest suffered life-changing injuries in railings fall by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

A HOTEL chain has been fined £80,000 after a guest at the Prince of Wales on Lord Street suffered ‘life-changing injuries’ in a 6ft fall through   Read more ...

‘Support local businesses’ urges BID boss, as lockdown restrictions ease by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

RESIDENTS are being urged to ‘invest in their town and support local businesses’ as the first stage of lockdown easing begins.Southport BID’s chief   Read more ...

Enjoy yourselves safely, urge police chiefs by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

‘ENJOY yourselves safely’ is the latest message from police chiefs, to ‘prevent another rise in coronavirus cases.’Mersyside Police Chief Inspector   Read more ...

Have you seen missing man? by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

HAVE you seen this man?Merseyside Police are appealing for the public's help to trace Martin Smith, 29, who is missing from his home in Hungate   Read more ...

New police chief takes charge at Merseyside force by Henry James (April 2021)

SERENA Kennedy has taken up her new role as Merseyside Police’s first female Chief Constable.Chief Constable Kennedy has 28 years of policing   Read more ...

‘Stay vigilant - get your second vaccine dose’ urges Sefton's public health chief by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

SEFTON residents are being urged to attend appointments for their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.More than 1.4million vaccines have already been   Read more ...

‘Outstanding’ police chief steps down to take on new role by Malcolm Hindle (April 2021)

MERSEYSIDE Police Chief Constable Andy Cooke has been praised as an ‘outstanding leader with vision, integrity and determination’ after stepping down   Read more ...

Annual Merseyside Police Community First Awards recognised ‘dedication, bravery and professionalism’ by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

THE annual Merseyside Police Community First Awards have recognised police officers, staff, volunteers and community partners for their ‘dedication,   Read more ...

‘Outstanding’ police chief steps down to take on new role by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

MERSEYSIDE Police Chief Constable Andy Cooke has been praised as an ‘outstanding leader with vision, integrity and determination’ after stepping down   Read more ...

Pensioner was caught with dozens of 'extreme' animal porn videos when police raided his home by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

A Birkdale pensioner was caught with dozens of animal porn videos when police raided his home, a court heard.Albert Redman, 70, had amassed almost   Read more ...

Having to isolate doesn’t mean you are on your own! by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

SEFTON residents are being reminded that having to isolate, due to COVID-19, doesn’t mean they are ‘isolated.’Sefton Council has developed a campaign   Read more ...

Admit it – you probably put on a few pounds during lockdown by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

GO ON, it’s okay to admit it – you probably put on a few pounds during lockdown. With the gym being shut, the weather not being especially nice out   Read more ...

2021 Southport Air Show will not take place this year by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

THE 2021 Southport Air Show will not take place this year – due to continued uncertainty over large scale events.Anyone who has already purchased a   Read more ...

Twice-weekly rapid Covid tests to become available by Henry James (April 2021)

PEOPLE in Sefton will be able to access twice-weekly rapid tests for coronavirus from tomorrow (Friday, April 9).Margaret Jones, Sefton Council’s   Read more ...

Rail Task Force strikes fresh doubts over city services by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

CALLS are again being made for vital rail services between Southport and Manchester to be maintained.A cross-party group of MPs and community leaders   Read more ...

Call for carers to book COVID-19 jab by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

As the COVID-19 vaccination programme continues to make good progress, GPs in Sefton are reminding unpaid carers to get registered and come forward   Read more ...

Top names in UK comedy are heading to town’s Victoria Park by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

SOUTHPORT Comedy Festival 2021 is set to go ahead after securing vital backing from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.It means that some of the   Read more ...

Charity shops set to reopen! by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

TEAMS at the Salvation Army and the Cats Protection are ‘delighted’ to welcome people back when they re-open service on Monday (April 12). The   Read more ...

‘It’s behind you...’ campaign launched by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Southport Offshore Rescue Trust has launched a new tidal safety campaign – #ItsBehindYou – to remind beach visitors of the need to be on the lookout   Read more ...

Southport-based service gets £10,000 to support blind and visually impaired adults by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Six Dots Counselling is celebrating after being awarded £10,000 in National Lottery funding to support its work with blind and visually impaired   Read more ...

£128,000 funding boost to support cultural and heritage sites in Southport by Tom Martin (April 2021)

£128,800 is being provided to help iconic cultural and heritage organisations in Southport reopen and recover. Across the country, more than 2,700   Read more ...

Thieving carer from Southport is back in court by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A trusted carer, sentenced just eight weeks ago for stealing from a 90-year-old woman, has been back in court admitting more thefts from the same   Read more ...

Southport Flower Show cancelled for second year by Tom Martin (April 2021)

This year’s Southport Flower Show has been cancelled.The 2021 event, which was due to be held on 19th – 22nd August, has been called off by the   Read more ...

Check out this week's Life on Cars by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Poor MG. If you’re going to get back into the sports car game, it probably pays not to send your press release out on April 1. That meant it got lost   Read more ...

Check out this week's Life on Cars by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Poor MG. If you’re going to get back into the sports car game, it probably pays not to send your press release out on April 1. That meant it got lost   Read more ...

Oldest lady in Formby celebrates 107th birthday by writing a poem by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A Formby resident is celebrating her 107th birthday in style today (Thursday 1 April) with a self-penned poem about her life and reaching such an   Read more ...

Cocaine dealer from Formby jailed after being caught in Spain by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A drug dealer from Formby who spent six years on the run before being arrested in a Spanish strip club has been jailed. Dominic McInally, from   Read more ...

Man accused of £15k clothes theft to appear in crown court by Tom Martin (March 2021)

A Southport man accused of stealing more than £15,000 worth of clothing from his employer is to face a crown court judge. Owen Taylor, of Athole   Read more ...

Anti-social behaviour on Formby beach sparks dispersal zone by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Police were forced to activate a dispersal zone in Formby after reports of anti-social behaviour on the beach yesterday during the warm   Read more ...

Check out this week's Scam Alert by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Easter and Spring is with us. May I wish everyone Happy Easter? This week lockdown eases again and many of us are thinking about staycations and also   Read more ...

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