free web stats
Your free online newspaper for Merseyside...  

Read our Tracking & Cookie Usage Policy

Email | Latest edition | Archive | Terms & Conditions

Business Index Search




Latest Edition

Back to Archive

Please beware that this is an archived news page.

This page has been archived as a historical record only.


Some features and links on this page might no longer be functioning.

© 2000-2013

PCBT Photography

Southport Reporter® is the Registered Trade Mark of Patrick Trollope.

Get your Google PageRank

Southport Reporter® covering the news on Merseyside.

Date:- 14 May 2007

Your news... Your words...

Email us your stories and news!

Deep Purple bassist, Roger Glover & The Linda McCartney Centre

DEEP Purple bassist, Roger Glover donated a painting to The Linda McCartney Centre which was exhibited in November 06. The painting raised £900 at auction. On Monday 23 April 2007 Roger visited the centre and 100 signed limited edition prints are now available for £80 plus p+p. All money raised will go to the centre. For details please visit the news section at:-

Liverpool’s First Transatlantic Service takes off to Canada

LIVERPOOL'S first ever scheduled transatlantic service took off on Bank Holiday Monday as Flyglobespan launched a direct service to Toronto, Canada.

Passengers checking in for the first flight were entertained by a Canadian Mountie and sampled traditional Canadian food of pecan pastries with maple syrup. Mrs Jan Amos from Eastham, Wirral was the first passenger to check-in and as a consequence received a bottle of champagne. Jan was flying to Toronto to visit relatives and friends in Port Colborn, near Niagara Falls.

Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, Toronto is Canada’s largest City and home to the tallest building in the world, the CN Tower as well as being a hotbed of culture and entertainment. Passengers can now enjoy direct flights starting from only £99 including taxes.

Flyglobespan is now operating weekly flights to Toronto’s Hamilton Airport which is conveniently positioned to serve downtown Toronto and other popular destinations in the province of Ontario, with
Niagara Falls less than an hours drive away.

The weekly flight departs JLA at 1.30pm arriving in Toronto at 4.30pm. Return flights leave Toronto on Sunday evenings at 8.20pm arriving in Liverpool at 8.25am the following day.

Neil Pakey, Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s Managing Director said:- “This flight marks the beginning of a new era for John Lennon Airport by being our first ever scheduled transatlantic service. As well as giving passengers in the North West the opportunity to fly to Canada at some great low fares, we hope that many Canadians will take the opportunity to visit Liverpool and Merseyside, particularly in the run up to 2008 and the City’s European Capital of Culture celebrations.”

Flyglobespan is already well known to Liverpool John Lennon passengers having operated flights to Tenerife during the winter and later this month the airline launches a daily service to New York JFK – the first direct airlink between the two cities.

Chairman of flyglobespan, Tom Dalrymple said:- “This is an exciting time for the airline and the airport. With our flights to New York starting later this month, these are two highly attractive long-haul destinations. The key factors of load factor and fuel price are even more important on these longer routes, and therefore the flyglobespan model that has worked so well on short-haul routes fits well into the long-haul market, delivering low seat prices.”

As with all flyglobespan flights, passengers can book flight only or chose to add on transfers and/or
accommodation. All flight, holiday, & city break details are available on:-

Letters To Editor:- "Pleasureland to be Demolished?"

"I have spotted that since Blackpool Pleasure Beach has left the mess behind and gutted the park, that demolition signs have suddenly popped up all over the park.

Will Casablanca’s and Ricks Bar be demolished?

I thought Sefton wanted to reopen it, or did Blackpool leave it in such a state that Sefton has no option, but to demolish the structures on the site and the large building, Casablanca’s?"
Email Us Your News Now

Get Skype and get calling today!  Then you can call us for FREE from any location in the world via your PC! Our radio station phone in message line...   Call us now!