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  • Man arrested after drugs found on Promenade stop-and-search
    Danielle Thompson
    A MAN has been arrested and drugs seized following stop check in Southport.Officers in Southport arrested a man and recovered a quantity of drugs following a stop search on the Promenade on Friday, June 22.A 19-year-old man from Leigh was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply an...Read More

  • Shop owners are flying the flag for the World Cup!
    Danielle Thompson
    THE owners of Mackay Brothers in Southport have been flying the flag for the World Cup!Bob Mackay from the shop on Eastbank Street revealed that they have hung bunting featuring flags from countries competing from all over the world to get into the sporting spirit as the competition gets underway.H...Read More

  • Friends of Rotten Row are helped out by extra volunteers
    Danielle Thompson
    YOUNG green-fingered gardeners have teamed up with local volunteers to help maintain Southport's stunning Rotten Row.The beautiful flowering borders along Rotten Row were established over 100 years ago and are well-recognised and much appreciated by local residents. The borders play a prominent rol...Read More

  • Women's Institute enjoy day out to Lancaster
    Danielle Thompson
    MEMBERS of the Tarleton Women's Institute have enjoyed a trip to Lancaster Castle.They enjoyed the day trip, which was funded by their local Co-operative Community Fund.Anne Ball, president of the club said: “We visited Lancaster Castle recently, to find out more about the history and heritage of L...Read More

  • Miss Southport’s chosen charities!
    Danielle Thompson
    MISS Southport has revealed the four charities that she will be working hard to raise funds for during her year in the role.Politics Master's degree student Jennifer Amy Leigh, who was crowned last month, is also set to travel to Kelham Hall in Nottinghamshire to battle it out against 69 contestan...Read More

  • Tarleton Rugby Club competition is another record-breaking event
    Henry James
    ELITE players scrummed down with social rugby devotees to turn the Skofic Sevens competition at Tarleton Rugby Club into another record-breaking event.Organisers of the sixth annual tournament, in memory of the former chairman of Tarleton Rugby Club Jonathan Skofic, are celebrating after raising mo...Read More

  • Paedeophile ‘hunter’ talks to the Champion
    Danielle Thompson
    A group of so-called ‘paedophile hunters’ from Southport have contacted the Champion in a bid to explain what they do to help bring predators to court. Father of three ‘Mike Barnes’ (not his real name) 42, set up the Innocence Project North West, an online predator hunting team which aims to keep...Read More

  • Dementia Champion makes new friends
    Danielle Thompson
    MORE residents have learned how to make the area more dementia-friendly.Dementia Champion Joe Sherville from the Alzheimer’s Society holds training sessions for anyone who is interested in being a ‘Dementia Friend’. The sessions aim to help members of the public learn how to support sufferers ...Read More

  • Kew school wins Big Pedal national cycling competition
    Danielle Thompson
    STAFF and pupils at a primary school in Southport have been celebrating after winning the UK’s largest cycling and scooting competition for schools.Kew Woods Primary School won the large primary school category in Sustrans’ Big Pedal, with more than 76% of their pupils cycling or scooting their jou...Read More

  • Roadworks underway again on Lord Street
    Ollie Cowan
    ROADWORKS have appeared once again on Lord Street... just months after the road was resurfaced.Dukes Ward Councillor John Pugh recently described the need for five more days of roadworks for ‘essential maintenance’ on the road as a ‘fiasco.’Last October, a project was undertaken by Sefton Council...Read More


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