Who owns the site... Contrary
to the popular myth, we are not Southport.GB.Com, we are not the
Visitor, we are not the Champion, nor the Liverpool
Echo.... We are an independent group, run by Patrick
Trollope BA(Hons) LBPPA called PCBT Photography.
A QUICK introduction... Our
main driving force was to produce a online newspaper that incorporated
a cross reference section, historical information, music and video, to
give locals and visitors alike a new experience of our local
news. We also wanted to make a news resource that is
environmentally friendly, so this is what we came up
We are a professional media group
called PCBT Photography, operating mainly in the UK. The service
you see now was set up 1999 in a far more rag tag way. It went
through quite a few changes and by 2000 we teamed up with anouther
local web page Southport.GB.Com, as a way of helping promote the area
and each others sites. Our site and their site grew far
quicker than anticipated and the results are what you can see
By 2001 we had moved further away from
SGB and the name Southport Reporter was finally decided upon in 2001
after a year long debate. By 2002 the sites name was trade
marked, due to the huge interest it had produced. Our main
aim was to use Southport as our test bed and then expand the site to
cover the all of Merseyside. This has lead on to the formation
of Mersey Reporter. Mersey Reporter was set up in
2003 is now the group home of all the sites connected with Southport
Reporter, like Liverpool Reporter, our online radio station set
up in 2004. Mersey Reporter also holds all the advertisements
that you see across our site and all the event listings for the who of
the North West. Not forgetting cinema showing times, useful
phone numbers as well as other useful information. We also have
a large historical reference section. Our back dated editions
are also kept on Mersey Reporter and can be accessed via any of the
Well not as quick an introduction as it
could be, we will work on it.... promise....
SO WHAT DO WE COVER? We cover
any event that affects Merseyside, not just events that happen in
Southport, it is a regional paper not just a local one! The site
is aimed at showing what the area is really like. It
is run just the same as any other traditional hard copy newspaper,
running to the same rules and regulations, the same deadlines.
We aim at producing a high standard of delivery that is objective and
aim to cover as many interests as
Just some of the events we
cover.... Southport Weekender, The Mersey
River Festival, The Manchester Commonweal games, just a few examples.
A few names that we have interviews and
photographed.... Atomic Kitten, the Osmonds, Suzan Vega, Chris
Rea... and that's just a few names from the music industry...
lots more stars and bigger names have been on here....
Take a look for your self...
WE hope you enjoy the service we
offer. Please remember that we are constantly changing and
improving it, so if you have any suggestions or want us to add a
section, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE note that letters in italic
and underlined are links to out side sites. We can not be responsible
for their content, but if they are troublesome, please let us know and
we will take a look. If it is deem a problem, we will remove the
REMEMBER if you like the
site, please let us know. Also it is your newspaper, we
might own it but it is run for you! So if you have any news tell
us about it by email email@example.com
or by phoning us on 01704 513 569. If you have an event we
will add it to the event listing for FREE. our aim is to
help promote the area, so let us know who and what we can do for you.