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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

  • 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

  • Southport home shot at in a suspected targeted attack
    Henry James
    POLICE have launched an investigation after a house in Bispham Road, Southport was shot at while the occupants were in the property.Officers were called at just after midnight on Thursday (May 31) following reports damage had been caused to the upstairs front window and a downstairs window of the h...Read More

  • Queen of Latin  ‘excited’ about pantomime part
    Henry James
    HEAD judge on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing Shirley Ballas, who has danced all over the world, is to make her acting and panto debut and will lead the cast at this year’s Liverpool Empire pantomime.The Wallasey-born ‘Queen of Latin’ will star as Mother Nature in Jack and the Beanstalk, which will sta...Read More

  • Young cast put on a ‘fast and vibrant’ show
    By Ron Ellis
    Oklahoma by Rogers & HammersteinBirkdale Orpheus Musical Theatre CompanyLittle Theatre, SouthportTHREE quarters of a century since it was first performed, Oklahoma still retains a sentimental hold on theatregoers as the first of the Golden Age of Musicals, despite the rise of more recent box-office...Read More

  • Linedancers stomp to it in town centre!
    Danielle Thompson
    LINEDANCERS in the area put their best feet forward for charity and raised just over £1,160 during an outdoor fund-raiser in Southport town centre.Hundreds of dancers took part in a Line Dance event at the Town Hall Gardens on Lord Street to raise money for the national cancer charity Macmillan a...Read More

  • Arts Society celebrate 50th anniversary
    Danielle Thompson
    MEMBERS of a Southport arts group have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Arts Society in style.The Arts Society Southport held a wine and canapés evening at The Atkinson on Lord Street on Thursday, May 24 to mark the special anniversary of the Society, formerly the National Association of Deco...Read More

  • Win tickets to Some Guys Have All The Luck at theatre
    Henry James
    40 years since the critically acclaimed Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? topped the charts in the UK, the theatrical production Some Guys Have All The Luck is set to rock the stage at Southport theatre, on Friday, June15 and the Champion has tickets to giveaway.Direct from the West End, Some Guys Have All the...Read More


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