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  • Salvationist walks 150 miles for hospice
    Danielle Thompson
    LONG-TIME Salvationist Don Warburton has put his best foot forward for charity – by starting a month-long fundraiser of walking 150 miles to raise funds for Queenscourt Hospice.  Over the years, the Salvation Army in Southport has maintained a long association with Queenscourt Hospice, periodically...Read More

  • Winner winner, charity's chickens want dinner!
    Danielle Thompson
    WOULD you like to play the lottery but don’t feel like you have a good enough chance of winning?By playing the lottery that Woodlands Animal Sanctuary run in conjunction with Unity Lottery you have a 1 in 63 chance of winning a prize from one of the four winning combinations and a fabulous 50% of t...Read More

  • Bobby’s happy ever after comes true
    Danielle Thompson
    BOBBY’S happy ever after has come true!Back in July Woodlands Animal Sanctuary issued a plea on behalf of a gentle black and white cat with no tail – and he was rehomed just weeks later! The team at the animal sanctuary on Sandy Lane in Holmeswood said: “We are thrilled with the home Bobby has foun...Read More

  • Donations to be taken for charity in memory of father of three
    Danielle Thompson
    DONATIONS will be taken in memory of a father of three who passed away earlier this month, aged 89.Edward Hartill, who was known as Ted, passed away on September 10 at home with his family around him.He was the beloved husband of Shirley, dearest father of Diane, Teddy and Debra, loving grandad of ...Read More

  • Check out the latest Scam Alert!
    Danielle Thompson
    This week, REAL news about the extension of driving licence automatic renewal when licences expire between 1st February and 31st December 2020. The original extension was for 31st August, but will now run until 31st December. Drivers have no need to renew until they receive a reminder before the 31...Read More

  • What a beary good idea!
    Danielle Thompson
    STAFF at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School in Birkdale had a beary good surprise for their Reception pupils when they returned to school after the pandemic – their own cuddly friend to take home and keep!When they returned to the school last week, which has incorporated socially-distanced...Read More

  • Merseyside identified as new ‘area of concern’
    Danielle Thompson
    MERSEYSIDE has been identified by the Government as one of two new areas of concern owing to rising number of coronavirus cases.Sefton Council Leader Cllr Ian Maher commented:  “In the light of this news, it’s essential that every single one of Sefton’s residents and businesses continue the great e...Read More

  • New exhibition is announced - celebrating furry friends!
    Danielle Thompson
    THE Atkinson has unveiled a new free exhibition from the British Library celebrating furry friends, which will run until January 9, 2021.Cats and their capers are celebrated in rhymes and stories familiar to us from childhood. Whether raising a smile, solving a crime, wreaking magical havoc or even...Read More

  • Businessman plans £1m transformation of The Cloisters
    Danielle Thompson
    A BUSINESSMAN has brought some much-needed cheer to Southport’s struggling town centre.Matthew Townson is the new owner of one of  the resort’s most prominent buildings and is preparing to spend more than £1million redeveloping it. Full story - page 3A FORMER Victorian school in Southport town...Read More


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