Southport Reporter (R) Online Nespaper for Merseyside

Read our Tracking & Cookie Usage Policy

 

Terms and Conditions

Southport and  Mersey Reporter -  Your free online newspaper service covering the Merseyside region - (Greater Liverpool).
Covering the news in and around Merseyside

MERSEY REPORTER

Click on here to email our news room today!

Email

 

 
Your free online newspaper for Merseyside
   
This website is licence to carry news from Vamphire.com and UK Press Photography.

  RSS

 

Latest Edition

Archive

Shop

Order Photos  Help Client Admin Advert Options

Publish online only, weekly...  Updated over every Wednesday night for every Thursday.

Issue:- 03 March 2011

Meeting the French
Report by Marcus Croman and photos by Patrick Trollope.

THE meeting place was in Liverpool's The Panoramic Restaurant, with spectacular with views across Liverpool and overlooking the Mersey and the Liver building, but what a fantastic place to meet representatives of the French tourist board from all regions.

The atmosphere was full of enthusiasm, with food and wine on the go all around you. We talked to many of the regional representatives about their culinary and wine offerings: Brittany is famous for its seafood and crepes, Dordogne which has lots to offer to travellers like the black truffle or fields of saffron and its red wine, Burgundy famous for its wine and Gingerbread every region has some special dish or attribute. I, myself, love talking to people about good food and wine as they go hand in hand together so well, and it was fantastic to talk to such a group of people who are passionate about these things. The French, in my view, know a thing or two about how to extract the best flavours out of the things they make.

If you would like a chance to learn some of their secrets they have special packages and tours for every type of connoisseur be it wine, cooking, making savoury or sweet crepes, or spending the day with local fishermen to catch your dinner.

It is such a shame that there are so few flights to the different regions of France from Liverpool John Lennon Airport there are more options available though via Manchester Airport, and of course there is always the ferry or the Euro Tunnel.

We will be following up these leads at some point soon. For now we recommend that if you are looking for a holiday outside the UK, you take a look at the the official French Tourism Development Agency website:- franceguide.com to get lots of ideas.

Click on here to see more pictures from this event

Also these 3 website are worth a visit:- tourismelimousin.com, tourisme-lot.com, vacances-en-correze.net.

KEEP up-to-date with our daily news email service... 

~ Sign up

to our new news service on Formby-Reporter.com

If you subscribed you can keep in up-to-date with what's going on in and around Merseyside.  It is free and we do not send out massive amounts of emails. Also your email is kept under the UK's Data Protection Act, so you can be sure that you will not have problems.

...HAPPY BIRTHDAY...
If you have someone you want to say happy birthday to, for free, then use the email address below to send us the names you want us say happy birthday to, and/or a photograph.  Email us today!

This week's news in pictures

 

--- MORE NEWS REPORTS BELOW ---

Meeting the French - Photographs
Liverpool residents urged to foster!
Southport schools gear up to pedal big

Southport Vue Film Showing Times

Letters to Editor:- "First car in Southport!"
Help boost blood stocks for Motherís Day
Alzheimerís Society release new dementia figures on day of Tesco Charity of the Year
Minshaws at Race Retro Show
Firms told to double the number of women on boards by 2013 or face government measures
New youth and sports facilities for Toxteth
Peter Brown Craven Minor JFL
Zoe Photography Puts City Into Perspective
Free and easy for Royal street parties
Miss Rockin Asia 2011
Your service, your say:- "Ambulance service ask public to shape its future"
YOUNG SPIELBERGS PRODUCE AN ANTI-GUNCRIME FILE
THE UK'S FIRST PERMANENT WILFRED OWEN EXHIBITION SET TO OPEN IN BIRKENHEAD
Welsh Civic Service for St Davidís Day
Demon Collector Book Launch
Non-voters in Southport insult freedom fighters in Libya
MURDER INVESTIGATION - AIGBURTH
COULD YOU CUT IT AS A BUTLER IN THE BUFF?
Businesses Encouraged To Be Prepared
New Coffee Shop Chain Opens First UK Shop In Liverpool
DRESS TO IMPRESS AT FASHION FUNDRAISER
International Womenís Day 2011
Letters to The Editor from the UK Electoral Commission:- "5 May 2011"
HUB Festival Ė itís Sound!
NEXT OF KIN APPEAL - FRANKLIN OBI NWANESI
NILS LOFGREN ACOUSTIC DUO UK TOUR
WATER CHARGES INCREASE IS "OUTRAGEOUS"
Stand up for women!
Ramada Plaza leads nominations in top awards
HMS Liverpool visit to Liverpool
THE MARTINI LOUNGE BURLESQUE SHOW

COASTGUARD CLOSURE MEETING REMINDER!

THIS public meeting will cover the proposed closure of Liverpool Coastguard Station and other in and around the UK.  It will be independently chaired and begin at 7:30pm until 9pm.  These proposals to change the service will affect anyone who uses the beaches, rivers and coastal waters in and around the UK, so even if you just visit the beach for one day a year, the effects could have big implications on you or your family some day!  So do attended and express your views. All members of the public can attended this very important meting taking place on Thursday, 3 March 2011, at the:-

Southport Convention Centre
The Promenade
Southport
PR9 0DZ.

To find out more about the meeting click here.
 

Show us what you think our our news coverage by rating Southport Reporter today on this independent website!

If you like the photos on this website then please order them and do not copy them.  Help to keep this site online.  Click on here to find out out you can get you copy of these photos.

All rights reserved. All access to this site are governed by our Terms & Conditions.
Please show us how much you like our news and help us to keep this site online, thank you.

Our radio station phone in message line...   Call us now!

IF YOU HAVE  AN EVENT,  OR IF YOU HAVE ANY NEWS.
Phone:-  (44)  0 1704  513 569
or contact us via email:- news24@southportreporter.com
UK office hours only, calls on land line, mobile and Skype maybe recorded, see T&C for more information.

Southport Reporter is a Registered Trade Mark ģ of Patrick Trollope.   Layout Copyright © Patrick Trollope 2010.  

 
Highlighted events that are taking place this month:-

If you have an event and want to get it noticed, let us know by emailing us to:- news24@merseyreporter.com

Click on the event title displayed above to find out about lots more events, as well as dates & times!

Our websites in our online series.   Group navigation, information and useful none group links...
Southport TV - Our online video archive. Liverpool Reporter - Our online music station. Mersey Reporter - OUR HUB WEBSITE.
Southport TV Liverpool Reporter Mersey Reporter Formby Reporter

Add to Google

This is what the moon is doing tonight.  Click on to find out why.

See the view live webcamera images of the road outside our studio/newsroom in the hart of Southport.

Our live Southport Webcam.  To see click live, click on image.

SOUTHPORT CHAT

Show us your location
Please sign our map and let us know where you are  from....

.

News Room Phone Number

(+44)  08443 244 195
Calls will cost 7p per minute, plus your telephone company's access charge. 

Calls to this number may be recorded for security, broadcast, training and record keeping.

This online newspaper and information service is regulated by IMPRESS, the independent monitor for the UK's press.

How to make a complaint

Complaints Policy  -  Complaints Procedure  -  Whistle Blowing Policy

© PCBT Photography & PBT Media Relations Ltd. - Southport Reporterģ is the Registered Trade Mark of Patrick Trollope