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Issue:- Saturday, 21 November 2015

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Christmas Lights Southport Are Now On!
Photograph by Patrick Trollope

SOUTHPORT Christmas Lights have been turned on with a fantastic 'Christmas Extravaganza.' The big button was pressed by X-Factor winner, Sam Bailey, who also performed live, on a large stage, to a packed out Lord Street. Festivities had been threatened by the weather, but the sun came out and the wind dropped, allowing the fun to take place. The annual festive event this year also had other stars, from local radio and even CBeebies star, Mr Bloom, taking part. Full photo coverage will be in next week's edition and some video highlights will be online, on our Facebook Page very soon! Please let us know what you thought of this event and the Formby Lights Switch-On.  Also do not forget that Southport will be holding lots of other festivities for people of all ages, through to New Year's Eve; more information in next week's issue on them as well. If you attended, please let us know what you thought of the event and if you have any activities planned on Merseyside to celebrate Christmas, please let us know. Email us to:-


PLEASE NOTE as stated on the report pages, that this edition was updated on Monday, 23 November 2015.  We delayed a few reports in the last edition and the release in this edition as a mark of respect for the Paris Attack.  We felt that the reports might have upset some readers if included before then.  Our thoughts still go out with the people of Paris and all who have suffered loss from terrorism. Sorry we did not put this announcement on the main page before this update.

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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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Social care stars celebrated

ON 31 October 2015, sitting in the shadow of Old Trafford... Click on here to find out more.

Local pub revamp creates jobs
Esther Rantzen visits Liverpool ChildLine base to thank volunteers and plea for more to come forward
Calling all grandmas and grandpas in Southport!
Tribute from family of 16 year old Lewis Dunne
Love is a Drag at Ruby Slippers
Southport lawyers gain national award for older client care
Traffic signal investment set for green light
Review:- "Liverpool Empire the English National Ballet’s production of Le Corsaire"
Southport's Peaky Blinders Beer Mongers
Review:- "Stewart Francis in Liverpool"
Councils approve devolution deal
Southport Grand Bonfire & Firework Display 2015
Photography competition launches to put the North West's Infrastructure in the picture
Overtime Overload - the 7 day working week
Cosmetics were stolen from a Liverpool Boots Store
Hospitals hold baby and child Christmas remembrance service
Review:- "Sweeney Todd at the Liverpool Empire Theatre..."
Care Chief warns Merseyside MPs of looming care crisis
Proposals for new Maghull North station on show at public information event
St Luke's Church consultation results published

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Magic of Motown UK Tour heads to Southport

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Stereophonic's announce ahead of Liverpool show...

WITH a brand new single:- "Song For The Summer" out in all good music shops, on 27 November 2015, the amazing band, Stereophonics are heading to Liverpool, the day before! Sadly this event at the Liverpool Guild Of Students is still sold out, but we have just been told that the band as announce huge Cardiff City Stadium gig for June 2016... This 2016 event is going to sell out fast and will be a very special show! It is to be held at Cardiff City Stadium on 4 June 2016, with special guests:- 'The Vaccines and Band of Skulls' also playing. Tickets will go on sale, on Thursday, 26 November 2015, from 10:00am, via the bands website website also CardiffCityFC.Co.UK. Update on this announcement will follow in next weeks edition!

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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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