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Entrepreneur to host collection for vulnerable families in the run-up to Christmas by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

AN ENTREPRENEUR who built her business from the ground up has joined forces with Compassion Acts to help those in crisis.Jennifer Scholes, the   Read more ...

Animal lover takes on 12 events in 12 months to raise vital funds for RSPCA by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

AN INSPIRATIONAL 10 year-old boy is taking on 12 events in 12 months for the RSPCA.Owen Marlowe, from Southport, has already completed a five-mile   Read more ...

MP welcomes support for town’s businesses by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

NEW figures showing the level of government support to businesses in Southport have been welcomed by the town’s MP Damien Moore.Businesses across   Read more ...

Award-nominated book on Southport’s lawnmower museum is a ‘cut above!’ by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

BOOK on Southport’s lawnmower museum is a ‘cut above!’The British Lawnmower Museum’s curator Brian Radam’s book Lawnmowers has made the shortlist for   Read more ...

Ladies are being urged to support a bra bank appeal to raise funds for a breast cancer charity by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

LADIES are being urged to support a bra bank appeal to raise funds for a breast cancer charity.The team at ladies-only Gymophobics on Bispham Road   Read more ...

More arrests follow drugs raids across the borough by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

MORE people have been charged with drugs offences after a second series of warrants were executed in Sefton and Lancashire.Last week 11 people were   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

Hope you are all keeping well. Unfortunately the scammers and con-artists are also keeping well and busy. This week I should like to talk about   Read more ...

World-class Southport Cove water attraction is set to be built at seafront by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

A WORLD class water attraction is set to be built at Princes Park in Southport.Sefton Council has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Go Surf   Read more ...

Tiny cars given biggest burdens! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SUZUKI has been - and apologies for the appalling pun - swift to keep its cars on the right side of tighter emissions rules. The way the latest EU   Read more ...

Tiny cars given biggest burdens! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SUZUKI has been - and apologies for the appalling pun - swift to keep its cars on the right side of tighter emissions rules. The way the latest EU   Read more ...

Teenage dad who stabbed another young man with a knife is sentenced to six years' detention by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

A TEENAGE father who stabbed another young man with a knife has been sentenced to six years’ detention.A court heard on Monday, October 26 that the   Read more ...

Gladys enjoys violin performance to mark 100th birthday celebration by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

A CENTENARIAN marked her special day with a ‘sherry good time’ - and a socially-distanced violin performance.On Saturday, October 24, Gladys Stanway   Read more ...

How would you like to see Southport Golf Links improved? by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

HOW would you like to see Southport Golf Links improved?Sefton Council’s Green Sefton team has launched a public consultation on ways to improve the   Read more ...

Warning about Halloween themed contact lenses by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SOUTHPORT residents planning on dressing up this Halloween are being urged to look after their eyes in order to avoid an unexpected sight-mare.The   Read more ...

Raiders use explosives to target ATM machine by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

THIEVES used explosives to target a town-centre ATM in the early hours of Sunday morning -  making off with an unknown amount of cash! Detectives are   Read more ...

Biker, 74, seriously injured by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

A biker was seriously injured when his motorcycle hit a kerb in Mere Brow.Officers are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened shortly   Read more ...

Schoolchildren hold harvest collection for Lakeside Church Foodbank by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

YOUNGSTERS at a Southport primary school held a harvest collection for the Lakeside Church Foodbank.Natasha Sandland, headteacher at Marshside   Read more ...

Are you missing the 'Melody to your life soundtrack?' by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

CAN you give a two year old cat the forever loving home that she is looking for?Sally McDerby from Woodlands Animal Sanctuary on Sandy Lane in   Read more ...

Graffiti hotspots in Southport are targeted in major railway cleanup by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

UNSIGHTLY vandalism in Southport is being cleared as part of Network Rail’s war on railway vandalism.The clean-up of this stretch of the Merseyrail   Read more ...

Sight loss charity is awarded a grant of £120,330 to help them to support Sefton and West Lancashire residents during the pandemic by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

A SIGHT loss charity has been awarded a grant of £120,330 to help them to support Sefton and West Lancashire residents during the pandemic.Galloway’s   Read more ...

Call for Universal Credit hotline to be set up for people facing hardship by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

LIB Dems in Southport are calling for a Universal Credit ‘hotline’ as more people face hardship under Covid-19 restrictions. Councillors in the town   Read more ...

Striking out! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

ELEVEN people have been charged after warrants were carried out during a drug dealing ‘strike day’ at addresses in Southport, Formby and   Read more ...

Fraudster ordered to pay up by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

MERSEYSIDE Police have welcomed a confiscation order issued against a Southport man following his conviction for fraud last year. Stephen Bottomley,   Read more ...

MP welcomes announcement that gyms will reopen by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

THE announcement that gyms will be able to reopen across Merseyside has been warmly welcomed by Southport MP Damien MooreHe has been campaigning hard   Read more ...

Check out the very latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

Hope you are all keeping well. First this week, another warning from local neighbours about Amazon Prime calls (do NOT respond), and also alleged   Read more ...

Great-grandmother pens children’s book about the dangers of using a phone while driving… a broomstick! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

A GREAT-grandmother has written a children’s book about the dangers of using a phone while driving… a broomstick!Veronica Gibbs, 83, from Southport,   Read more ...

Is this a car - or a bad spell? by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

AZNOM PALLADIUM! It sounds like a bad spell that Harry Potter’s dreamt up after a hard all-nighter at Hogwarts, but in fact it’s the least   Read more ...

Is it a car or a bad spell? by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

AZNOM PALLADIUM! It sounds like a bad spell that Harry Potter’s dreamt up after a hard all-nighter at Hogwarts, but in fact it’s the least   Read more ...

Ida celebrates 100th with Andre! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

ONE-hundred-year-old Ida Dainton celebrated her special day with a socially-distanced Andre Rieu concert recording!Ida, who was born just two years   Read more ...

Southport Comedy Festival cancelled by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SOUTHPORT Comedy Festival 2020 has sadly been cancelled due to the rising coronavirus levels, the organisers have announced/The popular event brings   Read more ...

'Clinically vulnerable' Sefton residents are offered advice after borough enters Tier 3 restrictions by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SEFTON Council chiefs are contacting ‘clinically vulnerable’ residents to remind them where they can find advice after the borough entered Tier 3   Read more ...

Divorced women could be in line for a state pension increase, advises councillor by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

DIVORCED women in Southport could be in line for a state pension increase - if they inform the Department of Work and Pensions of their   Read more ...

Musician Keith hits the right note with tireless charity work by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

A volunteer has received a special commendation from Cancer Research UK in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the cause.Keith Hubbard, a   Read more ...

Appeal after sexual assault on woman in High Park area by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

MERSESIDE Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Southport on Saturday.The victim of the attack was approached   Read more ...

Southport BID reminds shoppers that the town is open for trade by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

A PLEA has gone out to shoppers and diners to ‘keep on coming to Southport’ after fears Tier 3 Covid restrictions placed on the town could see   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

This week I would like to introduce you all to a campaign being run through October in conjunction with Action Fraud. Its called #LoveNotLies, and    Read more ...

Tesla boss Elon Musk isn’t behind cartoonish plot to take over world by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SEAN Connery needn’t go sneaking around any hollowed-out volcanoes. The boss of Tesla isn’t behind some cartoonish plot to take over the world – but   Read more ...

Sorting things out after screwing them up is the really important bit! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

YOU’RE welcome, if you happen to be the owner of a 1998 Rover 200 to which miraculous things have just happened. You’ve just been given a year’s   Read more ...

Men jailed for frightening teenage boys with knife by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

Two men armed with a knife, who frightened two teenage boys in Southport, have both been jailed.A judge told Paul Grimes and Mark Ashmore on Monday,   Read more ...

Nominations are launched for this year’s Culture and Creativity Awards by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

NOMINATIONS have been launched for this year’s Culture and Creativity Awards – which celebrate activity that has brought people together within their   Read more ...

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