Southport Reporter ® Online Newspaper for Merseyside
Southport and Mersey Reporter- Your online only weekly Newspaper.
Your Online Newspaper for the Merseyside Area.

Click on to see our Twitter Feed.  Click on to see our Facebook Page.  Click on to follow our LinkedIn Profile.  This website is licence to carry news from Vamphire.com and UK Press Photography. 


Latest Edition Archive Shop Order Photos Help Group Hub

 

Click here to access your advert administration page.
Advertisers  Admin
 

Click here to get seen in our 'Business Index' and also to get on our banner system oppersite and pay online today via 'Pay Pal'...!
Advert Options

 
Updated news stories weekly.  Published online only over every  Friday Night.

Your online newspaper.   Your words.

Issue:- 27 February 2015

If you are on a mobile phone, you can click here for our mobile copy of this edition.

If you have got this page on a mobile, please click here to see this edition on the new mobile format.

The Chinese year 4712 is here!

THIS year’s Chinese New Year festivities and celebrations, in Liverpool's Chinatown, took place on Sunday, 22 February 2015. As one of the oldest Chinese communities in Europe, they turned out to celebrate the start of the 'Year of the Goat'. Just like most of Britain, that weekend, Liverpool was wet and cold.

Traditionally the China Town area comes to life, with thousands of tourists and locals shopping at the street stalls, participating in games and competitions, as the parades pass them; sadly this year, it was not to be. The mixture of poor weather, mixed with transport issues, as large parts of the Mersey Rail network had a replacement bus service on, lead to a very poor turnout of spectators. Normally every nook and cranny is packed full of spectators, but this year, it was extremely noticeable that numbers were significantly down. This was a huge disappointment for those who run and take part in the event, but for those who did go, the vibrant shows and colourful costumes were as good as ever.

The weather sadly did not just affect the turn out, but also some of the many activities that normally take place had to be moved indoors, or even had to be scrapped. Thankfully, the Dragon and Lion Street Parades, along with the spectacular Firecracker Display were still able to be held.

In the evening, after the public events had finished, a Chinese New Year VIP Dinner was held at the Britannia Adelphi Hotel, as normal.

Did you attend the events? If you did, please let us know what you thought of them, via emailing us to:- news24@southportreporter.com.

To see our video footage from the event and also photos, please click on here now...

To all our Chinese readers - "Gong Hey Fat Choy"


Did you know?
The animal that represents this year is ranked 8th of all the animals in Chinese Zodiac. The character for the animal is the Chinese word 'yáng' which refers both to goats, rams and sheep and that is why some say one and others say another. The sign also represents solidarity, harmony and calmness on the Chinese Zodiac.

If you are looking for love this year, why not use our Chinese Zodiac page to find best match to your star sign? If you want to try it, click on here now!
 
KEEP up-2-date
with our free daily news emails.   

Are you subscribed? Sign up today to our daily email news service via... 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.

Your email is kept under the UK's Data Protection Act, so you can be sure that you will not have problems from your information being passed on to 3rd parties.
 
...HAPPY BIRTHDAY...

Soncha Whittaker - Happy Birthday!

Charles Maesschalck - It is your Birthday.... Have a fantastic time... Vicky


Email us to put your or a friends birthday in one of our editions...

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!

 
Click on to find out how you can order photographs from this issue.

YOU CAN ORDER PHOTOS CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW!

 
Click on to find out more NOW!!!

--- MORE NEWS REPORTS BELOW ---

Merseyside Doorman has celebrated the release of his debut novel

A Wirral author called:- 'Dino Costi' has celebrated... Click on here to read more...!

Click on to find out all about this news item...
Kirkby stroke victim supported into new business venture by Government programme
'Hot Plate' and 'Madnice' presents:- "A Garden Get Together"
Chester and Merseyside domestic abuse campaign is getting a positive response!
17% of adults continue to smoke in Southport
Merseytravel Chair supports Rail Service improvements for the Liverpool City Region
NHS and Macmillan team up at event for people affected by cancer
Clinical toolkit could save 12,500 lives a year, claim campaigners
Steve Hackett reveals new Bass/12 String Player and new tour dates
Blood cancer charity tells people in Liverpool they are almost unique
Supreme Court narrowly rejects European funding appeal
Local pub gets £200,000 facelift
Residents in the North West spend an average of £2,928 a year on coffee
New Research Into National Maritime Charity to Shed Light on Shipwreck Survivors
Update on Liverpool City Centre Night Club Police Operation
19 year old Bootle male charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition
Circle of Hope in the Fight Against Cancer
Witness re-appeal after bike stolen from Wigan Wallgate
Ace Travel to Cease Trading
Suspected firearm recovered from house in Formby
Domestic incident in the Waterloo
Liverpool NHS Trust in court over deadly asbestos fibres
Southport shoppers raise funds for children's charity
From thousands of photos to 1 - Carl's an Insta-Hit
LightNight – Liverpool’s annual late night culture crawl set to return
LJLA responds to potential Air Passenger Duty cuts for Wales
Locals to take to the streets in Southport for 'Save our NHS' day
Industry calls on next Government to embed growth plans
"Lack of safeguards in debt legislation is a concern" says ACCA
Council to challenge Welsh Streets decision
Society of Radiographers suspend further industrial action
Kirkby stroke victim supported into new business venture by Government programme

A computer expert from Kirkby has told...  Click on here to find out more.

Click on to find out all about this news item...
 

Click on here tthis photograph is all about.
Click on to read on!
Click on here to find out what this photograph is all about!      Photography by Jon Challicom  Posed by a mode l © 2014 NSPCC
Click on to read on!
 

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:- news24@merseyreporter.com with your FULL address and we will get back to you with a postage cost and a payment link, should you wish to continue.

Please show us how much you like our news and help us to keep this site online, thank you.

If you like the photos o0 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.

 

 

Contact us:-
(+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.

RSS  Weekly Headline Update Notices

  
News24@SouthportReporter.com
4a Post Office Ave, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0US, UK
 
This online newspaper and information service is regulated by IMPRESS, the independent monitor for the UK's press.

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

How to make a complaint

This is our process:-  Complaints Policy  -  Complaints Procedure  -  Whistle Blowing Policy

 

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

Our live Southport Webcam image above.
To see it live, please click on image.

Event Notices

More events that are taking place on Merseyside can be found on our Event Listings Calendar.

Find out whats on in and around Merseyside! Click on here to see our event calendar.
Are you going to this event?  If you are please let us know what you thought of it!

These are our other websites within the Southport & Mersey Reporter Network.

Mersey Reporter - OUR HUB WEBSITE. Liverpool Reporter - Our online music station. Southport TV - Our online video archive.
Mersey Reporter Formby Reporter Liverpool Reporter Southport TV
 

 

Tracking & Cookie Usage Policy - Terms & Conditions

© - Southport Reporter® is the Registered Trade Mark of Patrick Trollope

..