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Issue:- Thursday, 4 August 2016

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'Britain In Bloom' judges to arrive in Southport!
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SOUTHPORT is getting ready to show off its colours as green fingered volunteers take to the streets ahead of the Britain. In Bloom judges arrive in Southport on Friday, 5 August 2016, and a dedicated team of gardeners have been out watering plants, putting new flowers in and pulling weeds on both Lord Street and the Promenade, to name just a few locations. The hope is that Southport will once again sway the judges to award it the Britain In Bloom title.

The annual Britain in Bloom is a nationwide gardening campaign that aims to transform Cities, Towns and Villages into a clean and brighter place for locals and tourists alike. The campaign started in 1963 by the British Tourist Board and is now a very sort after title. This year our blossoming streets will be judged not only on the look and colour of the displays, but also on the overall tidiness of the area. Thus, help the horticultural volunteers and if you spot any rubbish on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, please put it in the bin, if safe to do so. If you own a business in Southport, you can also help! Add a bit of buzz and colour by putting some flowers in your windows! It will definitely look nice from outside and will also add some positive vibes within your workforce! (As long as none of your colleagues suffer from hay fever).

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Firearms Officers called out in Southport

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Young people 'Get Real' for success
River Pilots to receive Freedom of Liverpool
Go wild this summer at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands
Unity Theatre awarded £133,900 from Arts Council England in Catalyst Evolve Funding
Record breaking year for filming in Liverpool
Future sporting stars encouraged to bid for funding boost
Lime Street regeneration approved by Court of Appeal
Charity provides annual funding of more than £2 million to support local cancer research
Leading business awards to be hosted by legendary Liverpool comic Ted Robbins
Non-suspicious death in a Southport Hotel room
Renewable energy outperforms coal in new official UK electricity statistics
Feel good with summer festival in Knowsley
Top gardeners return for 2016 show
CQC rate Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
Popular pedalos return to park
Army accolade for Southport and Ormskirk NHS trust
Please help trace next of kin of a Southport Man
Patron, Loyd Grossman says:- "Treasure Your Treasures in Merseyside"
Council launches food recycling and waste consultation
Artist chosen for Eleanor Rathbone commemoration
Summer Youth Festival at Revitalise Sandpipers
Edge Hill announces partnership with Colombian University
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral wins Getty Foundation grant
Firearms Officers called out in Southport
Appeal for information after motorbike is stolen
3 males sentenced over from Formby, Southport and Bootle for firearms offences
Sports stars back City's Commonwealth Games bid
St Helens' dentist warns parents over kids' dental health
200 Mile 'Ultra Great Britain' is set to come through Merseyside
Over 400 aspiring models attend open casting
Liverpool Pride Festival
Miss England 2016
England Rugby hero due in Liverpool ahead of Women's Rugby 7's debut in Rio
People in Liverpool spend more time on sofa than they do at work
The British Gymnastics Championship Series was in Liverpool
LIMF 2016 – Part 2

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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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