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  • Energy firms allowed to resume chasing unpaid bills
    Tom Martin
    ENERGY companies have been given the go-ahead to chase unpaid energy bills again.During lockdown, many households in Sefton and West Lancashire took up the option of ‘payment-holidays’ from the likes of mortgages and energy bills.Energy companies were told to stop chasing unpaid bills during this t...Read More

  • Measures are unveiled to help the hospitality sector
    Danielle Thompson
    MEASURES to boost boost tourism and hospitality businesses have been welcomed by Southport MP Damien Moore.VAT to be cut for six months for all businesses in the hospitality, accommodation and attractions industries, including up to 490 in Southport – while members of the public will be urged to ‘E...Read More

  • 100 years of Southport Dramatic Club
    Danielle Thompson
    BY RON ELLISAlthough the Southport Dramatic Club was not actually founded until 1920, its immediate predecessor, the St Andrews Old Girls' Dramatic Society, held its first production, Tennyson's "Princess Ida", in 1913 at the Drill Hall at St. Andrews School in Part Street. After the outbreak of th...Read More

  • How has nature 'supported you' during the lockdown?
    Danielle Thompson
    RSPB chiefs are urging Merseyside residents to share how nature has supported them during lockdown.Until the end of the month, they are inviting people to share the new things they have noticed that’s different in their world and what they have started to value more during these unsettling times as...Read More

  • Would you like to become an 'insect champion?'
    Danielle Thompson
    A NEW report has revealed how boosting insect numbers would have a ‘huge’ positive effect ‘on the rest of the natural world.’The Wildlife Trusts have released ‘Reversing the decline of insects’, which asks ‘everyone, everywhere, to become an insect champion.’ It cites examples of farmers, communiti...Read More

  • Building society team give £1k boost to charity
    Danielle Thompson
    THE team at the Yorkshire Building Society have said ‘thanks a million’ to the community in Southport for helping to raise £1million for its End Youth Homelessness partnership.Staff at the society’s branch on London Street have raised £1,144 for EYH in the three and a half year partnership that has...Read More

  • Breakdown or Breakthrough?
    Danielle Thompson
    A CIVIL servant has turned his hand to writing after turning his life around following a battle with depression.Father of two Dave Crompton, 38, who has lived in Southport all of his life, also suffers with anxiety. His book, ‘Breakdown or Breakthrough?’ will be available to buy from Amazon from Sa...Read More

  • Graffiti yobs deface trees and benches
    Danielle Thompson
    A REGULAR visitor to the Pinewoods at Freshfields was dismayed to find acts of vandalism on trees and picnic benches.Champion reader Julie Smith arrived at the nature spot for what she hoped would be an enjoyable visit with her two young grandchildren. But on arrival at the picnic clearing to th...Read More


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