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  • Dad urges others to foster vulnerable children
    Tom Martin
    A Southport dad, who was raised by his own grandparents after a family breakdown, is calling for more people in the local area to consider opening their homes to vulnerable children and young people in need.As part of Foster Care Fortnight, which runs from Monday 10th – Sunday 23rd May, Stephen Ros...Read More

  • Annabelle going the extra mile for charity!
    Tom Martin
    A youngster from Birkdale is going the extra mile for charity after deciding to ride her bike to support Zoe’s Place.Annabelle Lloyd, who is six-years-old, is cycling ten miles throughout May and has already raised £180.The Farnborough Road School pupil wanted to support Zoe’s Place because her tea...Read More

  • Rotary Club donates to Covid jab fundraising campaign
    Tom Martin
    Rotary Club of Southport Links has donated £1,500 to help African medical staff and patients battle against coronavirus.The local group have been supportive of a vaccination fundraising campaign set up by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, known as Bump It Forwards.This campaign was set up ...Read More

  • Care home backs campaign over 'inhumane restrictions' on visits
    Tom Martin
    Staff from Southport-based Dovehaven Care Homes have backed a campaign calling on the government to end “difficult and challenging” restrictions on family visits.At the moment, staff have to organise slots for people to visit their residents and in some cases have to deny requests if it can’t be ac...Read More

  • Top comedians revealed for Southport Comedy Festival
    Tom Martin
    Some of the biggest names in comedy have been revealed for Southport Comedy Festival 2021.Reginald D Hunter, Jo Caulfield, Ed Byrne, Mark Thomas and Tez Ilyas will star at the event, in a huge marquee at Victoria Park in Southport this October.They join festival favourite Jason Byrne, who was annou...Read More

  • Cinco De Mayo celebrations!
    Tom Martin
    RESIDENTS at Sutton Grange Care Home in Banks went loco celebrating Cinco de Mayo, which takes place on May 5 every year.Cinco de Mayo is a national day which celebrates freedom and liberty in Mexico and residents marked the occasion by watching videos of parades and celebrations, had a themed quiz...Read More

  • Council to ramp up skatepark refurb!
    Tom Martin
    Southport’s skatepark will benefit from a much-needed  revamp with four large ramps to be  refurbished.Specialist skate ramp builders are working between the site and their workshop to refurbish the structures, which needed extensive works to replace the specially shaped boards and plates.The insta...Read More

  • New provider takes over community health services
    Danielle Thompson
    MERSEY Care NHS Foundation Trust is the new provider of community health services in Southport and Formby.Following a rigorous procurement process NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) awarded the contract to Mersey Care, who were already providing community services in Liverp...Read More

  • Track fire disruption
    Danielle Thompson
    A FIRE broke out at Southport train station on Bank Holiday Monday after strong winds blew a branch onto the tracks. Services are now running again.Allan Gibbs-Monaghan at Network Rail, said: “Our investigation into the fire on platform one at Southport station is continuing and we’re checking CCTV...Read More

  • Shameless thieves steal charity box
    Danielle Thompson
    HEARTLESS thieves stole charity funds raised to support veterans across Sefton and their families.The SSAFA charity box was stolen from Cleveland Cafe on Lord Street during a burglary overnight between the evening of Sunday, May 2 and the morning of Bank Holiday Monday (May 3).SSAFA (the Soldiers, ...Read More


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