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  • Inquest into death of student's death records open verdict
    Kenny Parker
    AN  inquest into the death of Southport student Adam Seaton has heard how police concluded he died from drowning but his family will never know whether he intended to take his own life or whether it was a tragic accidentAdam, a geography student at Edge Hill University, was the subject of a  high p...Read More

  • UK's naughtiest puppets heading to town's theatre
    Henry James
    IT’S time for people to find out what all the fuzz is about as the UK’s naughtiest puppets head to Southport Theatre for the very first time in the comedy musical Avenue Q Tuesday 13- Saturday, August 17.Following five years in the West End, sell-out runs worldwide and smash hit tours in 2014, 2015...Read More

  • Festival of Golf declared a swinging success
    Henry James
    SEFTON'S Festival Of Golf has been declared a swinging success after a week of events, challenges and coaching for all ages.More than 50 young boys and girls from across the country have now joined the junior ranks of Southport and Bootle Municipal golf courses as part of a local authority celebrat...Read More

  • Police appeal for information after car set on fire
    Henry James
    POLICE are appealing for information following an arson in Skelmersdale.They were called at 12.04am on Tuesday, May 14 to reports a car had been set on fire outside a residential garage on Ormskirk Road.It is believed the car window was smashed and accelerant was used to set the vehicle alight.A pe...Read More

  • Police welcome 'Good' grading after inspection
    Henry James
    LANCASHIRE Constabulary has welcomed the “significant improvements” identified in the way it records crimes after being graded ‘Good’ after a recent HMICFRS inspection.In 2017 the Constabulary was inspected by the HMICFRS who found that the way they recorded crime was inadequate and had left more t...Read More

  • Wayfarers Arcade staff to host family fun day fundraiser
    Danielle Thompson
    A FAMILY fun day will be held at Wayfarers Arcade next month as part of the One Great Day national charity fundraiser.There will be stalls selling gifts, bunting, bands, crafts, cakes, toys children’s entertainment, music and specialist foods at the Lord Street arcade from 10am-4pm on Saturday, Jun...Read More

  • Huge crowds watch Masters as players hail ‘fantastic’ event
    Henry James
    SELL-OUT crowds turned up at Hillside golf club to watch the Betfred British Masters, hosted by Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood with Sweden’s Marcus Kinhult taking the trophy on Sunday.Nearly 65,000 attended the event over the four days.Players hailed the tournament a huge success with several stating ...Read More

  • Play offers ‘a fine balance between comedy and pathos’
    Ellen Campbell
    My Fairfield LadyLiverpool Royal CourtWRITTEN by Liverpool Royal Court’s executive producer, Kevin Fearon, and directed by Chris Mellor, the play is loosely based on My Fair Lady but without the songs.Lizzie Ripon (Jessica Dyas), entrepreneur extraordinaire with a Wirral accent to match, is in her ...Read More

  • Jane Eyre is a 'tour de force'
    By Ron Ellis
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte BronteSDC at Southport Little TheatreTHIS is show that has everything. A superb, stately home set, a delightful children’s choir, colourful authentic costumes and, of course, a strong storyline that still resonates with audiences 172 years after it was written.Over the years,...Read More

  • Our West Lancashire make gains in borough council elections
    Henry James
    LABOUR has retained control Of West Lancashire Borough Council despite losing four seats to the Our West Lancashire party.Elections were held in 18 out of the 25 wards at West Lancashire Borough Council on Thursday, May 2.Labour retained seven seats (losing four), the Conservatives retained seven a...Read More

  • Teenager charged with murder of Alex Davies
    Henry James
    DETECTIVES have charged a youth following the murder of a teenager in Parbold.Police were called around 5.25pm on Wednesday, May 1, after a body was found in a wooded area off Parbold Hill.While formal identification has yet to be carried out, the body is believed to be that of Alex Davies, 18, fro...Read More


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