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Tributes paid to organiser of Bothy Folk Club who has died

Tributes paid to organiser of Bothy Folk Club who has died by Henry James (January 2022)

TRIBUTES have been paid to a well-renowned organiser of the Bothy Folk Club for 46 years, Clive Pownceby, who died on Tuesday, January 4.A spokesman   Read more ...

Exhibition to focus on famous visitors to town in 19th century

Exhibition to focus on famous visitors to town in 19th century by Tom Martin (January 2022)

A SOUTHPORT student  has been awarded funding to launch an exhibition  featuring the stories of the town’s most famous visitors from the 19th   Read more ...

Tributes paid to former Reds chief after his death in Southport, aged 86

Tributes paid to former Reds chief after his death in Southport, aged 86 by Tom Martin (January 2022)

TRIBUTES have been paid to Liverpool Football Club’s former secretary and chief executive, Peter Robinson, who lived in Southport, after he passed   Read more ...

Caring for your staff’s mental well-being is vital, says Tezlom's director

Caring for your staff’s mental well-being is vital, says Tezlom's director by BY OUR ADVERTISING FEATURE WRITER (January 2022)

MENTAL well-being has become a bit of a buzzword in recent years, with companies looking to find ways of embracing better mental health standards for   Read more ...

Supermarket plans extension to include 'Market Kitchen'

Supermarket plans extension to include 'Market Kitchen' by Tom Martin (January 2022)

A SUPERMARKET in Southport town centre has revealed expansion plans.A planning application has been submitted for Morrisons, off Esplanade, to extend   Read more ...

Teen stabbed man with a piece of glass found in skip

Teen stabbed man with a piece of glass found in skip by Tom Martin (January 2022)

A TEENAGER has been jailed for stabbing a man with a piece of glass.Jamal Adam-Neale, 16, was found guilty of wounding with intent and two counts of   Read more ...

Pensioner left 'upset' after she was sent socks by energy firm

Pensioner left 'upset' after she was sent socks by energy firm by Tom Martin (January 2022)

AN elderly woman in Birkdale was left “confused and upset” after she was sent a pair of socks by her energy provider to encourage her to turn the   Read more ...

Progress in fight to make misogyny a hate crime welcomed by Police Commissioner

Progress in fight to make misogyny a hate crime welcomed by Police Commissioner by Tom Martin (January 2022)

MERSEYSIDE’S Police Commissioner has welcomed the “growing pressure” to make misogyny a hate crime after it was discussed in the House of Lords.Emily   Read more ...

Inspiring mum hopes to help others to get back into shape - with their tots in tow!

Inspiring mum hopes to help others to get back into shape - with their tots in tow! by OUR ADVERTISING FEATURE WRITER  (January 2022)

AN EXERCISE entrepreneur has started the New Year with a bang after launching her baby-friendly fitness classes for mums across Maghull, Aintree,   Read more ...

Search to find Southport's best fish or seafood recipe

Search to find Southport's best fish or seafood recipe by Tom Martin (January 2022)

A SEARCH has been launched to discover Southport’s best fish or seafood recipe!The appeal has been made by local fisherman and fish shop owner Kevin   Read more ...

Incredible pictures show how 'Tower of Hope' could stand 48-storeys high on Lord Street

Incredible pictures show how 'Tower of Hope' could stand 48-storeys high on Lord Street by Tom Martin (January 2022)

THESE incredible images show how Lord Street could soon have one of the tallest buildings outside of London as part of ambitious plans to build a 48   Read more ...

Support service for new mums is launched

Support service for new mums is launched by Tom Martin (January 2022)

A NEW support service for new mums in Sefton has been launched as a 12-month pilot after funding was secured by Mersey Care.The Building Attachments   Read more ...

Calls for more defibs in flats and apartment blocks

Calls for more defibs in flats and apartment blocks by Tom Martin (January 2022)

MORE defibrillators need to be installed in private flats and apartments, according to a Southport councillor.Dukes Ward Cllr Sir Ron Watson has   Read more ...

Bobbies on the beat make several arrests in town

Bobbies on the beat make several arrests in town by Tom Martin (January 2022)

‘BOBBIES on the beat’ is viewed as an outdated phrase by some members of the public due to so many police cuts over the years, but that certainly   Read more ...

Lib Dems 'give up' seat on council's Planning Committee

Lib Dems 'give up' seat on council's Planning Committee by Tom Martin (January 2022)

A DECISION by the Liberal Democrats group in Sefton to vacate its seat on the council’s Planning Committee has been criticised by the Sefton   Read more ...

Tournament golf returning to resort with Cazoo Classic

Tournament golf returning to resort with Cazoo Classic by Henry James (January 2022)

THE DP World Tour (formerly the European Tour) is returning to Hillside Golf Club with the Cazoo Classic.The Cazoo Classic returns for a second year   Read more ...

Low emission buses rolled out in borough

Low emission buses rolled out in borough by Tom Martin (January 2022)

LOW emission buses will be employed in Southport as part of a £7.4million investment by Arriva.‘Euro 6 Low Emission’ buses, were rolled out across   Read more ...

Pleasureland gears up for 2022 opening date

Pleasureland gears up for 2022 opening date by Tom Martin (January 2022)

SOUTHPORT Pleasureland is gearing up for its 2022 opening date in March, with some exciting new features for people to look forward to!The popular   Read more ...

Community group changes name to focus more on Botanic Gardens

Community group changes name to focus more on Botanic Gardens by Tom Martin (January 2022)

A COMMUNITY campaign group which raised more than £26,000 through its fundraising efforts last year has now revealed its new name to focus more on   Read more ...

The Snow Queen is a ‘rousing show filled with comedy, music and song’

The Snow Queen is a ‘rousing show filled with comedy, music and song’ by By Jenny Robson (January 2022)

The Snow Queen – All Souls Dramatic ClubThe Atkinson, SouthportTWO years on from their last successful pantomime this talented and energetic dramatic   Read more ...

Check out the latest Life on Cars

Check out the latest Life on Cars by Danielle Thompson (January 2022)

SAY hello to the new Ford Mondeo. Or to be more accurate, say ni hao. Apologies if I’ve offended any Mandarin-speaking Champion readers with that   Read more ...

Birkdale  Community  Hub  and Library wants to become more ‘democratic’

Birkdale  Community  Hub  and Library wants to become more ‘democratic’ by Tom Martin (January 2022)

BIRKDALE Community Hub and Library will become more ‘democratic’ and allow its supporters to have a greater voice when they make decisions. The   Read more ...

Astronomical Society talk

Astronomical Society talk by Tom Martin (January 2022)

SOUTHPORT Astronomical Society’s next talk will take place this week, on Thursday, January 20. Rick  Tyers  will give a talk entitled ‘Geocentric to   Read more ...

Sir Kenny gives his support to new Hillsborough Law

Sir Kenny gives his support to new Hillsborough Law by Tom Martin (January 2022)

SIR Kenny Dalglish has wholeheartedly backed the proposed introduction of a new ‘Hillsborough Law Now’.Politicians and bereaved families have been   Read more ...

West End Players to stage Dick Whittington

West End Players to stage Dick Whittington by Henry James (January 2022)

THIS year's annual West End Players pantomime at Lord Street West Church Hall in Southport is Dick Whittington written by Ben Crockett.Performance   Read more ...

After 20 long years of fundraising, delays and uncertainty, proud Southport Lifeboat volunteers finally open sparkling £1.4m HQ

After 20 long years of fundraising, delays and uncertainty, proud Southport Lifeboat volunteers finally open sparkling £1.4m HQ by Tom Martin (January 2022)

AFTER 20 years of fundraising, three and a half years of construction and uncertainty over delays - not to mention the pandemic - the new Southport   Read more ...

Boogie Bill is back!

Boogie Bill is back! by Henry James (January 2022)

DETAILS of the next Grosvenor Jazz event have been announced and it’s a welcome return for Boogie Bill Roberts and his trio.The event will take place   Read more ...

Kat’s family launch a campaign in her memory

Kat’s family launch a campaign in her memory by Danielle Thompson (January 2022)

THE family of Southport mum who passed away after a very short cancer battle have launched an online petition in the first stage of their campaign to   Read more ...

Are you ready to dance?

Are you ready to dance? by Danielle Thompson (January 2022)

SOUTHPORT Monthly Dance  returned after the pandemic on Monday, January 17.The fun will take place from 1.30pm on the third Monday of each month at   Read more ...

Artist shares his dreams for the future

Artist shares his dreams for the future by Danielle Thompson (January 2022)

AN ARTIST from Southport has shared his hopes for the future after making a name for himself as a creator of massive, realistic murals.Robert   Read more ...

Mum who nearly died in swine flu horror loses 17 stone after being inspired by son

Mum who nearly died in swine flu horror loses 17 stone after being inspired by son by Danielle Thompson (January 2022)

AN INSPIRING Southport mum has revealed how she lost an incredible 17 stone in weight - transforming her life to become “the mum I’ve always wanted   Read more ...

Dancing Santa takes on gale force winds, rain and snow to raise £7,000!

Dancing Santa takes on gale force winds, rain and snow to raise £7,000! by Danielle Thompson (January 2022)

‘DANCING Santa’ managed to raise more than £7,000 against gale force winds, rain and snow.The Southport Hesketh Round Table would like to say a   Read more ...

Campaign for mammogram age to be lowered after mum of three passes away on Boxing Day

Campaign for mammogram age to be lowered after mum of three passes away on Boxing Day by Danielle Thompson (January 2022)

THE friends and family of a care worker from Southport who died on Boxing Day - just weeks after being diagnosed with breast cancer - are calling for   Read more ...

Has anyone seen Clarence?

Has anyone seen Clarence? by Danielle Thompson (January 2022)

HAVE you seen Clarence, a slightly crossed-eyed pale ginger tabby who was last seen at Fernley Green housing estate in Kew next to Southport   Read more ...

New central heating systems to be fitted as part of energy efficiency scheme

New central heating systems to be fitted as part of energy efficiency scheme by Danielle Thompson (January 2022)

ONE hundred homes across Sefton will be fitted with brand new central heating systems as part of a newly-funded scheme.Since its establishment in   Read more ...

Les Misérables is more than a show

Les Misérables is more than a show by Malcolm Hindle (January 2022)

Les Misérables is more than a show – it’s a theatrical experience. And so it proved once again on its triumphant return to the Liverpool Empire.Not   Read more ...

Port striker Carver’s joy at ‘dream move’ to Football League club

Port striker Carver’s joy at ‘dream move’ to Football League club by Mike Dawber (January 2022)

SOUTHPORT striker Marcus Carver has signed for Football League side Hartlepool United.It is a dream move for the 28-year-old who joined the League   Read more ...

Gardening group’s ‘quandary’ over new competition rules

Gardening group’s ‘quandary’ over new competition rules by Tom Martin (January 2022)

VOLUNTEERS at Botanic Gardens have been left in a quandary after they were told by the RHS Britain in Bloom to stop planting display bedding and   Read more ...

Roadworks set to close stretches of Marine Drive

Roadworks set to close stretches of Marine Drive by Tom Martin (January 2022)

MARINE Drive will be affected by more roadworks closures later this year as part of council maintenance work.The Champion has already reported how a   Read more ...

Residents back plans to improve park after public consultation

Residents back plans to improve park after public consultation by Tom Martin (January 2022)

PLANS to carry out a wide-scale revamp of  Hesketh Park have been backed by hundreds of local residents after the results of a public consultation   Read more ...

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