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Issue:- Saturday, 17 October 2015

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Spooky delights instore for Southport!

IT'S going to be a blast this half term in Southport... With the Happy Halloween Event throughout the October half term, in Southport Pleasureland and with a Halloween Parade on Lord Street, plus many other businesses joining in, you are in for one heck of a good time in Southport. As Pleasureland owner, Norman Wallis has told us, it's going to be a "spooktacular Halloween." The main attraction will be Southport Pleasureland, and activities start on Saturday, 24 October 2015, when the 2nd Spookfest turns the seaside resort into Spookport, the UK's biggest Halloween Town... Setting off from the tourist attraction that night will be a massive Halloween Parade. The Parade will travel down the full length of Lord Street and with lots of small events taking place throughout the town. Some events will be "not too scary" and ok for young children, where as others will be... Then over the next few nights things will keep building, with a fantastic fireworks display on Monday, 26 October 2015. On every night the park is open Pleasureland will have its normal fun mix of rides and amusements, set around a park's family friendly area, which has now been decorated with Halloween props. Plus, over those nights it will also be inhabited by some unusual characters... Norman has told us:- "Please do join us and take a look at our pumpkin displays. If you visit us, the park will be free to enter, except on Halloween Night, as that will be ticket only! We have lots of surprises in store for you as you wander around enjoying the sights and sounds, soak up the atmosphere. You can also see our one of our many free shows that will be taking place or enjoy a cup of witch's brew in one of our coffee bars!" On 31 October will be The Scream Fest, at Pleasureland, 2 arenas', 32 acres of devilishly good fun, from 2pm to 2am! Sadly, that event is ticket only one and to get tickets for it, go to:- SouthportPleasureland.Com for more information. Other events, not as big will also be taking place, like at the Fox and Goose, who are running 'Dusk till Dawn Special'. Plus on the outskirts of Southport, in Formby Shorrockshill will also host an event... and the West Lancs. Light Railway are also hosting the Halloween Specials, see WLLR.Net for more information about it. Then to finish on a blast on Friday, 6 November 2015, Southport Pleasureland will be lighting up the skies yet again, with another fantastic fireworks display! Plus on Saturday, 7 November 2015, on Victoria Park, the annual charity bonfire and fireworks event takes place, run by Southport Round Table. We are told that the Round Table event will be quite a blast and is free for under-5s, £3 for under-11s and £7 for anyone 12+. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm and the firework display will begin at 8pm. If you are staging a Halloween event, bonfire and/or fireworks event, in and around Merseyside, then please do email the information to us via:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com.

Counterfeit £20 Scottish notes being used on Merseyside

MERSEYSIDE Police are urging businesses and the public to be vigilant following reports that 2 men have used counterfeit £20 Scottish Notes in shops within the Southport Town Centre area.  The 1st man is described as being white, around 5ft 5in, aged in his early 20's and with a shaved head. He was wearing a blue and white top. The 2nd man is described as being white, aged in his early 20's, taller than the 1st man and with brown curly hair. Neighbourhood Inspector Graham Fisher:- "We would encourage local businesses and members of the public to be extra vigilant in checking £20 notes, especially Scottish currency, and report any counterfeit currency to Police. Any members of the community with information are encouraged to speak with officers in the area, or to their dedicated neighbourhood team on:- 0151 7773446. Anyone with information who does not wish to speak with us directly can call Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111." For information about Bank Notes click here and also for Scottish Notes click here.

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Liverpool's newest night club Omnia has opened its doors with big names!

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£6 million funding boost for local sport
Private tenants urged to check Landlord Licensing database
Sporting stars urge local students to try dance and alternative activities
Karen Potter Craven Minor JFL
Liverpool school help over 55s get online at new retirement community... Get Online Week 2015
70% of the North West are on the dash to capture bad behaviour on camera
Pupils bag £250 at Church Square Shopping Centre thanks to winning artworks
Fugitive money launderer extradited in joint operation
Highlighting slavery in Liverpool
Robbery at a filling station in Waterloo
Hollywood heads to Liverpool
HMRC's landlord campaign brings in more than £50 million
Philip Armstrong Fashion Extravaganza raises more than £30,000 for the NSPCC
Social care services at Lime and Sedgemoor in spotlight
Witness appeal after fight at Birkdale Railway Station
MERSEYSIDE Police have arrested 2 people as part of an
Get set for 'Brick or Treat' this Halloween
Theatre in the Rough Festival
Self balancing scooter users take note!
Little School of Horrors - Halloween Spooktacular...
Liverpool prepares for The Big Freeze
Hundreds of Lancashire residents set to benefit from major power project
Appeal following shocking collision in Bootle
3,000 free books placed on public transport in 'Moved to Read' partnership launch
Over 40,000 homes in the North West infested with vermin
Call for Poppies Ambassadors
Minimum wages have increased
Liverpool International Horse Show 'Design a Jump' Art Competition
Parents Hardwire Babies Brains
Liverpool firms failing to hire returning mothers
Letters to Editor:- "More help required for Small Businesses as National Minimum Wage increases"
Woman rescued from lake by local Police Officer
Witness appeal after passenger racially abused; Wigan North Western
Stereophonics heading to Liverpool in November!
t's nearly birthday time for Morning Gloryville Liverpool
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Win tickets for Fox and Goose Halloween Party:- "Dusk Till Dawn Special"

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ROADHOG will be playing live in Southport this Halloween, at Fox & Goose  'Dusk Till Dawn Special'. Tickets in advance will cost £2 advance and £3 on the door. We have a pair of tickets giveaway... Quentin Tarantino and George Clooney took part in the 1996 film called:- 'From Dusk Till Dawn', so to enter our giveaway, all you need to do is tell us what was the establishment populated by? Email us your full name and contact phone number. The winning name will be picked from the list at random and will be contacted by the Fox and Goose. Please note that no cash alternative is offered and you must be over 18 to enter and to attend the event. Age and ID checks will be taking place on the night! Email us to:- News24@MerseyReporter.Com Our standard competition terms and conditions, along with the venues, will apply to giveaway as well. If you don't win this, don't be put off, as on the night will have lots of giveaways, along with the Best Costume Competition, that has a cash prizes... for more information on that and the other giveaways see the venues event terms and conditions.

Former Everton manager Howard Kendall has died at the age of 69

THE Everton manager Howard Kendall has died in Southport Hospital in the early ours of Saturday, 17 October 2015, aged 69. Tributes started to flood in, as the news broke, for this very highly respected football legend. In a statement given to the press, Everton FC said that:- "Kendall passed away in Southport Hospital, surrounded by loved ones. It's a sad, sad loss and he will be sorely missed. The thoughts of everyone associated with the Club are with Howard’s family at this difficult time and it would be appreciated if everyone could respect their request for privacy." He was the club's most successful manager and an inspiration man. At the match against Manchester United, on Saturday, both sides paid tribute by wearing black armbands as a mark of respect and a minute’s applause was held before the game started. Our Editor Patrick Trollope said:- "All of us at Southport and Mersey Reporter would like to pass our condolences to Howard's family."

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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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