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Operating partner revealed to run Marine Lake Events Centre

Operating partner revealed to run Marine Lake Events Centre by Tom Martin (August 2022)

SEFTON Council has chosen an operating partner to help run the new Marine Lake Events Centre in Southport.In a report published on Tuesday, August   Read more ...

Church packed out for meeting on town’s controversial cycle lanes

Church packed out for meeting on town’s controversial cycle lanes by Malcolm Hindle (August 2022)

MORE than 200 people turned up to meet with Southport MP Damien Moore over the town’s controversial cycle lanes.Mr Moore spoke at length at the   Read more ...

Bottlenosed dolphins spotted near beach

Bottlenosed dolphins spotted near beach by Tom Martin (August 2022)

BOTTLENOSED dolphins have been spotted in the sea near Ainsdale beach.The dolphins, which are becoming more common in UK seas, can grow up to 13 feet   Read more ...

Si King attracts huge crowds at the Southport Flower Show

Si King attracts huge crowds at the Southport Flower Show by Danielle Thompson (August 2022)

HAIRY Biker Si King proved hugely popular at the Southport Flower Show on Saturday – with so many visitors having come to see him at the Cookery   Read more ...

Church packed out for meeting on town’s controversial cycle lanes

Church packed out for meeting on town’s controversial cycle lanes by Tom Martin (August 2022)

MORE than 200 people turned up to meet with Southport MP Damien Moore over the town’s controversial cycle lanes.Mr Moore spoke at length at the   Read more ...

Southport Flower Show star Jemma recreated her Jubilee pudding!

Southport Flower Show star Jemma recreated her Jubilee pudding! by Danielle Thompson (August 2022)

A Southport baker who created the official pudding for The Queen’s Jubilee wowed  audiences at the Southport Flower Show!Jemma Melvin recreated her   Read more ...

Tributes paid following death of world famous entertainer

Tributes paid following death of world famous entertainer by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A FAMOUS clown from Southport has passed away, leaving a lasting legacy not only in his hometown, but around the world.Arthur Pedlar, whose clown   Read more ...

Pop star Olly Murs delights fans at opening of children’s activity centre

Pop star Olly Murs delights fans at opening of children’s activity centre by Tom Martin (August 2022)

POP star Olly Murs was on hand to officially open a new children’s activity centre in Birkdale.Staff from VIP HQ Birkdale were delighted to welcome   Read more ...

Church members raise £300 through sponsored walk

Church members raise £300 through sponsored walk by Tom Martin (August 2022)

MEMBERS from St John’s Church Crossens raised £300 after taking on a sponsored walk around Botanic Gardens.The group of 14 walkers took on the   Read more ...

Residents raise £1,500 to buy defib - then get training in how to use it!

Residents raise £1,500 to buy defib - then get training in how to use it! by Tom Martin (August 2022)

FREE first aid training was given to residents and staff at The Sailings Retirement Living in Southport.It was after more than £1,500 was raised by   Read more ...

Vintage bus event returns to town

Vintage bus event returns to town by Tom Martin (August 2022)

VINTAGE buses will be rolled out across Southport when a  popular fundraising day returns to the resort.The Merseyside Transport Trust ) will be   Read more ...

Three peaks challenge raises £17k for charity

Three peaks challenge raises £17k for charity by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A GROUP of eleven ‘mad men’ and one ‘mad woman’ have raised over £17,000 for Queenscourt Hospice and other charities - by successfully climbing the   Read more ...

Tributes are paid to Southport-born former chairman of Everton, David Marsh MBE

Tributes are paid to Southport-born former chairman of Everton, David Marsh MBE by Tom Martin (August 2022)

fSOUTHPORT-born former Everton FC chairman, Dr David Marsh MBE, who lived in Southport, has died aged 88.Mr Marsh was born in the resort and was a   Read more ...

Health experts launch lung cancer appeal

Health experts launch lung cancer appeal by Tom Martin (August 2022)

HEALTH experts in the North West are encouraging people with symptoms such as a long-standing persistent cough, to contact their GP practice for   Read more ...

Students celebrate A-Level results after disrupted studies

Students celebrate A-Level results after disrupted studies by Tom Martin (August 2022)

STUDENTS across Southport and Formby have been praised for achieving their A-Level results, despite most of their studies over the past two years   Read more ...

Rundown Crossens sign to be replaced

Rundown Crossens sign to be replaced by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A RUNDOWN village sign will be replaced after complaints from local residents.Meols Ward Lib-Dem Cllrs say they were contacted by locals who had   Read more ...

New Nicky Alt show is a ‘Merseyside show for Merseyside people’

New Nicky Alt show is a ‘Merseyside show for Merseyside people’ by Peter Rimmer (August 2022)

YNWA - Let’s Talk About Six ...BabyRoyal Court LiverpoolReview by Peter Rimmer THERE is another play about Merseyside life being presented at the   Read more ...

Waterfront pub restaurant ‘Hungry Horse’ to close

Waterfront pub restaurant ‘Hungry Horse’ to close by Tom Martin (August 2022)

THE Waterfront pub restaurant ‘Hungry Horse’ in Southport, is to close, it has been announced.Staff were reportedly left “very upset” after they   Read more ...

Fallen branch that injured man was 'very rare occurrence'

Fallen branch that injured man was 'very rare occurrence' by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A FALLEN branch that injured a man in Southport town centre has been described by the council as a “very rare occurrence” and that experts have   Read more ...

A cappella group hit right note for charity!

A cappella group hit right note for charity! by Tom Martin (August 2022)

COMPASSION Acts Charity has been given a £500 boost to support its work in reducing poverty in Southport.The group works with churches to give   Read more ...

Town can play part in helping Liverpool win Eurovision bid

Town can play part in helping Liverpool win Eurovision bid by Tom Martin (August 2022)

SOUTHPORT could play a key role in helping Liverpool’s bid to host next year’s Eurovision Song Contest, according to MP Damien Moore.The competition   Read more ...

Woman in court after threatening to burn down pub

Woman in court after threatening to burn down pub by Lynda Roughley (August 2022)

THE landlord of a Southport pub was too afraid to go to home after a drunken woman customer made arson threats.Emma Ratcliffe also racially abused   Read more ...

MP urges shoppers to support independent stores

MP urges shoppers to support independent stores by Tom Martin (August 2022)

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore is urging shoppers to continue supporting local and independent businesses.It follows a visit to the recently opened Dram   Read more ...

Royal Voluntary Service in appeal for hospital helpers

Royal Voluntary Service in appeal for hospital helpers by Tom Martin (August 2022)

VOLUNTEERS are urgently needed to help out in the shop at Southport and Formby District General Hospital.The Royal Voluntary Service retail shop   Read more ...

Hopes high for an end to Arriva bus drivers dispute

Hopes high for an end to Arriva bus drivers dispute by Tom Martin (August 2022)

HOPEs were high that the Arriva bus strike could finally end this week after a breakthrough was said to be reached in negotiations over pay.Arriva   Read more ...

Man injured after being struck by tree branch in town centre

Man injured after being struck by tree branch in town centre by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A MAN needed hospital treatment after he has struck by a fallen tree branch in Southport town centre.The incident happened in the small greenspace   Read more ...

Families enjoy day out at the farm!

Families enjoy day out at the farm! by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A GROUP of 88 children, parents and carers enjoyed day out to the farm thanks to funding from Southport Lions.The families, which are supported by   Read more ...

TENANT IN PLEA FOR ‘MORE POWER’ TO ACT AGAINST BAD LANDLORDS

TENANT IN PLEA FOR ‘MORE POWER’ TO ACT AGAINST BAD LANDLORDS by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A SOUTHPORT resident who has suffered for years due to untreated mould and damp in his flat is calling for more powers to be given to tenants to help   Read more ...

Gardener set to show off garden at Flower Show

Gardener set to show off garden at Flower Show by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A SOUTHPORT gardener will show off his green-fingered skills at this weekend’s Flower Show.Alan Foxhall, who creates a garden each year at the event,   Read more ...

Expansion plans for Sandpipers approved

Expansion plans for Sandpipers approved by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A RESPITE holiday centre in Southport is set to expand with more rooms to be built.Sandpipers, which is run by the charity Revitalise, has been   Read more ...

‘We were the real trailblazers - long before amazing Lionesses’

‘We were the real trailblazers - long before amazing Lionesses’ by Tom Martin (August 2022)

AS the nation still basks in the glory of the Lionesses’ Euro 2022 victory, many Champion readers have been wondering whatever happened to Southport   Read more ...

Youths arrested after selling fake perfume containing urine to Chapel Street shoppers

Youths arrested after selling fake perfume containing urine to Chapel Street shoppers by Tom Martin (August 2022)

TEENAGERS who were selling fake perfume to shoppers on Chapel Street have been arrested for fraud after the items were found to contain urine.A   Read more ...

Cancer charity’s ‘stay safe’ warning

Cancer charity’s ‘stay safe’ warning by Tom Martin (August 2022)

Shoppers were given advice on how to stay safe in the sun by experts from North West Cancer Research, who set up a stall at Ocean Plaza. They handed   Read more ...

Gardeners invited to show off their skills for competition

Gardeners invited to show off their skills for competition by Tom Martin (August 2022)

DOBBIES is on the lookout for Southport’s best gardeners with its Not Your Average Gardener Awards.A team of star-studded gardening enthusiasts will   Read more ...

Scary side of resort explored in new book

Scary side of resort explored in new book by Tom Martin (August 2022)

SOME of Southport’s spookiest and scariest stories have been explored in a new book which the writer says ‘uncovers the town’s supernatural   Read more ...

MP Moore to host public meeting ‘for people to share their concerns on unwanted cycle lanes’

MP Moore to host public meeting ‘for people to share their concerns on unwanted cycle lanes’ by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A PUBLIC meeting will be hosted by Southport MP Damien Moore for people who are against the controversial cycle lanes in the town.The MP says the   Read more ...

Music academy praised after Grand concert

Music academy praised after Grand concert by Tom Martin (August 2022)

SOUTHPORT Piano & Music Academy has held one of the first concerts at The Grand since the Lord Street venue reopened.The concert included nine   Read more ...

Paramedics given special maternity training

Paramedics given special maternity training by Tom Martin (August 2022)

NORTH West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has introduced special maternity training and equipment for its ambulance crews to enhance emergency care given   Read more ...

Ainsdale firm, FPC, scoops Parliamentary business accodale

Ainsdale firm, FPC, scoops Parliamentary business accodale by Tom Martin (August 2022)

AN Ainsdale-based financial planning firm has been named ‘Southport’s Constituency Responsible Business Champion for 2022’, following a nomination by   Read more ...

Sefton tree planting scheme has lift off... thanks to air show!

Sefton tree planting scheme has lift off... thanks to air show! by Tom Martin (August 2022)

MORE than 200 trees will be planted across Sefton thanks to the generosity of visitors to last month’s Southport Air Show.Visitors to the event were   Read more ...

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