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Issue:-  17 October 2014

As you might already know, we are developing new services so to help us we are moved the day that our editions are released have temporarily on.  For a few weeks, all editions have been moving to Friday release, but deadline for news item submission will remain the same.

Southport Weekender 2014
has come back to say
:- "Good Bye" to Southport

THIS weekend the Southport Weekender is returning for what is billed as "the very last", to be held at the Pontins Southport Holiday Park, on the edge of Ainsdale Village. A full report from this amazing event, together with lots of photographs, will be in next weeks issue. This will be a historic event, as on close, it will loose it's direct association with the Town, other than by name. Southport Weekender is the longest running music event of it's type and has been voted by MTV as the friendliest event in the world, year on year. On Friday afternoon, 17 October, we popped in to see the crew's final preparations and had a chat with early arrivals to find out what they are expecting from the event. Unsurprisingly, all of them were saying:- "It will be a very emotional event." One thing is for certain, the event will be amazing!  Please note that this is a pre-ticketed event, so no tickets are available on the door!

Witness appeal relating to possession of firearm on train from New Brighton

THE British Transport Police (BTP) would like to speak to the 2 men in the above pictures, urgently, in connection with an incident which occurred at around 5.50pm on Saturday, 20 September 2014, on board a train from New Brighton to Liverpool, where a teenager was verbally abused by a man believed to be carrying a firearm or an imitation firearm.  Anyone who recognises the men in the images is asked to get in touch with the BTP.  Investigating officer PC Ian Williamson, in a press release, said that:- "2 men boarded a Liverpool bound train from New Brighton station and during the journey one of them verbally abused a teenager and lifted up his top to show what the victim believed to be a firearm. The men left the train at Birkenhead Conway Park Station. Whether this weapon was real or fake it nonetheless caused great alarm and distress to the victim. It is rarely that we see any incidents involving firearms on the railway, but anyone caught carrying a weapon on the railway network will be brought to justice."  Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP on:- 0800 40 50 40, or by sending a text to:- 61016, quoting reference:- "PSUB/B10 of 15/10/14". Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.s

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The Extreme Stunt Show is heading to Southport!
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THE amazing Extreme Stunt Show are revving up for a fantastic end to the season and are heading to Southport's Pleasureland Car Park, on Marine Drive (PR8 1RX), on Sunday 26 October 2014. Click here to get our special 2 or 1 Adult Ticket Offer. Don't miss this fantastic show!       ...This is an advert...




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B.O.A. 70th Anniversary DVD

Click on to buy now...THE video footage we have taken at the 70th BOA events this year in Liverpool has now been fully edited is available to buy, on a DVD, from our Online Shop, on Mersey Reporter very soon.  For each DVD sold, £3.00 will go to the Liverpool's Lord Mayor's Charity Appeal. (Registered Charity No. 229539)  At this stage we can only do UK postage options, but if you are outside the UK, you can still order copies, but only via emailing our newsroom at:- with your FULL address and we will get back to you with a postage cost and a payment link, should you wish to continue.

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