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  • Opera Viva's concert was a 'scintillating evening'
    By Ellen Campbell
    On BroadwayOpera VivaSt. Mary’s College, Crosby WE were greeted by a glass of bubbly which put us in the mood right away to enjoy an evening of songs from many of the most famous musicals, performed by members of Opera Viva who treated the audience to a superb evening of entertainment.The rich voic...Read More

  • Fleetwood emotional after finishing second at Open Championship
    Henry James
    SOUTHPORT-GOLFER Tommy Fleetwood equalled his best finish in a major by taking second place in The Open Championship at Royal Portrush.He finished six shots behind the winner Shane Lowry and took home a cheque for $1,120,000 (£895,000).Fleetwood always had a mountain to climb during the last round ...Read More

  • Hedgehog is VIP guest at hair salon's quirky fundraiser
    Danielle Thompson
    THE team at a hair salon proved they were a cut above their competition when they raised more than £380 for an animal charity with a special fund-raiser last week.Salon team leader Louise Cousins and the team at Headlines Hair Tarleton on Church Road participated in the annual Big Hair Do event cre...Read More

  • Police ‘on target’ in operation to tackle serious crime
    Tom Martin
    POLICE have arrested 54 people and seized 45 knives across Merseyside during the early stages the force’s ongoing ‘Operation Target’ campaign.The campaign, launched on July 1 to tackle serious and violent crime in the region, has also resulted in 239 stop searches carried out by officers, 128 o...Read More

  • Youngsters learn how to become a 'Dementia Friend'
    Danielle Thompson
    YOUNGSTERS from a primary school in Southport have spent an hour learning how to become a 'Dementia Friend.'A total of 32 Year Five pupils aged nine-10 at Bishop David Sheppard Church of England Primary School on Devonshire Road took part in the workshop organised by Dementia Friends Champion, Joe ...Read More

  • Eastbank Street closed off following road traffic collision
    Henry James
    EASTBANK Street was closed off today (Wednesday, July 10) following a road traffic collision involving a bus and two cars.Police were called to the incident near the Wellington pub at 2.30pm and said no-one was injured.Fuel from the cars had leaked onto the road and was cleared by Merseyside Fire a...Read More

  • Barry Steele set to put the rock back into 'The Big O'
    Henry James
    FOLLOWING his West End debut at The Adelphi Theatre and winning The National Tribute Awards Best Theatre tour Award, the one and only Barry Steele is set to put the rock back into 'The Big O' as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in The Roy Orbison Story.The concert will be at the Sou...Read More

  • Xi Xi crowned Young Musician of the Year
    Danielle Thompson
    A TALENTED 11 year old girl has been crowned the Southport Young Musician of the Year.Xi Xi Jessica Worlock, from Southport, won the competition after a glittering final on Friday July 5 with her vibrant piece on piano, with Thomas Corcoran, 16, from Churchtown named as runner-up on voice and Racha...Read More


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