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Issue:- SATURDAY 30 May 2015

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BAFTA award winning investigative journalist, Ross Kemp, has opened Liverpool Go Outdoors Store

ON Saturday, 30 May 2015, Ross Kemp was in Liverpool cutting the ribbon at the opening of the new £2M GO Outdoors superstore in Liverpool. The store is the 52nd superstore in the Go Outdoors chain.  Read the full story about the opening in next weeks issue of Southport and Mersey Reporter, along with our videos and photos of the visit!

The Learning Rooms need your urgent help!

FORMBY Bookshop is to help The Learning Rooms C.I.C. following a break in at a Southport day care centre for disabled people. "We arrived at the canter on Sunday, 12 April 2015, only to find out that thieves had broken in through the front, causing serious damage. Police say it must have happened between 3.30pm on Saturday, 11 April 2015, and 10.10am the next day. It has been devastating for all our staff and our clients, who use the centre, on Windsor Road, Southport. Sadly our fundraising money was stolen along with the equipment we had worked hard to obtain. Since then we have managed to replace all of the electrical items, such as Xbox, the 42in LG television and a cash register etc. We would like to thank all who have helped so far, but we have a long way to go, as we are still counting the cost after this devastating burglary. We are currently working hard to raise money to replace our fundraising money that got stolen during the break in. That cash was to help fund the running of the centre and without it, we are struggling. We are determined to help ourselves and not to let this affect the care we provide to the disabled people who use the day care centre, but we still need your readers help! We are to hold a plant sale, after making hanging baskets and other items, at The Learning Rooms, outside the local bookshop in Formby Village. We hope that the selling of them, to the public, will go along way to replacing the operating cash we have lost. Please come to our plant sale, at Formby Bookshop, on Tuesday, 2 June, Wednesday, 3 June and Thursday, 4 June 2015, from 11pm to 4:30pm (weather permitting!). Also please do help us publicise the sale by telling others! Also if you have any donations your can give us, please do!" Ruth Wareing, a joint partner at the Learning Rooms, told us. Sefton Neighbourhood Inspector Graham Fisher has told the press at the time:- "The centre provides a vital and much valued service to the community. This was a targeted burglary and we are determined to get them back to their rightful owner. I would encourage anyone who can help the Police investigation to call Merseyside Police on:- 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111." They are still appealing for anyone who witnessed the burglary, saw anything suspicious in the area that night, or has been offered any of the stolen items to contact them. If you can help the Learning Rooms, but cant attend the plant sale, please call them on:- 01704 620165 or send an email with your contact information on.

Last week we asked if you what this was on Lord Street, did you find out?

SOUTHPORT'S Lord Street had a very strange machine on it got many readers asking us what was it.  Well sadly it was not a Transformer or anything as exciting as that.  It was in fact Rei Lux UK Ltd's testing the street lighting columns, using patented non destructive testing (NDT) structural analysing system. The 3D portable measuring machine enables the firm to identify issues that are caused by insufficient back filling around the lighting or CCTV column, material failure, due to corrosion or crack formation, incorrectly fitted or corroded bracket arms and swage joint or multi-step joint failure.  The results are then passed on to Sefton MBC so they can keep Lord Street safe and light up at nights...  Well you did ask!

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Southport's Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel is sold by Christie + Co

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Southport's Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel is sold by Christie + Co
Local businesses invited to 1st networking event by the Greater Merseyside Learning Providers' Federation
Are you going to see 'The Producers' at the Liverpool Empire Theatre?
Salford couple jailed for £3.8m tobacco duty fraud
Introducing FG4 Designed by George Davies
30 foster carers wanted for City youngsters
Liverpool teens meet their musical idols as band launches new single at Golden Square Shopping Centre
A region of rascals and rogues
St Helen's Panto will be 'Streets Ahead' with TV's Marc Baylis and Crissy Rock in cast
Wheelchair user Will to abseil from top of the Royal
Doctors issue warning on teatime danger
Neurosupport's Weekly Craft Clubs in Southport
Everyman showcase for creative Edge Hill students
Ray Quinn is heading home on his UK Tour!
New creative arts building opens at King George V College
CLA appoints new adviser in the North New CLA North Rural Adviser Libby Bateman
Spring into the Four Seasons with the Northern Chamber Orchestra
North West drivers urged to:- "Look out for Bikes" during TT races
College Student Wins Top University Scholarship Prize
A creative ensemble lands on the golden shores of St Ives, Cornwall this September!
UK Fishing Body Offers Fishermen EU Funding to Improve Vessel Safety
New Lord Mayor of Liverpool to be installed
Midge Ure - Breath Again Tour, 20 years on and counting!
Is time running out for Letters of Credit?
Southport law firm's conveyancing division reports record £3.1million growth
Barefoot Wine invites Blackpool to roll up its sleeves and get St Anne's beach 'barefoot friendly'
Prescot Festival - 'Nostalgic Opening Weekend Approaches'
Redrow Reaps rewards for site safety
Man jailed for armed robbery at a Ladbrokes in Birkdale
Around the UK in 14 days for charity by pedal power
Letters to the Editor:- "National Citizen Service"
After 1 year of trading in Southport, Whittakers Schoolwear are celebrating their record breaking success
Serious road traffic collision leaves male cyclist in a critical, but stable condition
Public asked to search for Liverpool's most endangered buildings
Cunard's fleet marks 175th Anniversary at its spiritual home in spectacular fashion

Southern 100 Club takes delivery of new grandstand on the Isle of Man

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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