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Issue:- Thursday, 13 October 2016

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Southport set for Spookport 2016
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AS British Summer Time comes to a close and the nights get darker, Halloween approaches and Southport is about to be transformed into Spookport, once again.   Southport’s unique Halloween Festival runs over 22 October to 28 October 2016, with  the Town's businesses and community running spooktaular events. But some also do amazing events on Halloween Night as well!   Don't miss what's going to happen at both the Fox and Goose as well as Leo's Bar in the Town Centre, for example... 

Though out the last week of October, Southport Pleasureland hosts it’s annual Happy Halloween spectacular.... The Atkinson theatre and Arts Centre, for their annual Kids Fest....  Plus for adults who want to go ghost hunting there is the Haunting at Greenacre...  Other fun includes spine tingling Terror Tours...  And that's just the start of the events! 

The Spookport section of the event ends with a parade on Friday, 28 October 2016, from 6.30pm.  It will snake along Lord Street, with dancing and spectacular performances and other ghoulish goings on... This is not to be missed!

Phototherapy cabinets shine healing power of light
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THEY may look like sunbeds but these are new phototherapy cabinets which heal rather than tan the skin. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has installed the cutting edge equipment at its Dermatology unit in Ormskirk. The walk in cabinets emit UVB rays which help patients with skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. The unit, which sees around 20,000 patients a year, underwent refurbishment over summer and the new cabinets are already proving popular with patients. Staff nurse Lauren Penn said:- "We are one of the 1st trusts in the UK to get these new phototherapy cabinets. The UVB rays heal a variety of skin conditions. They penetrate the skin and heal from the inside out. We have already seen an improvement in skin conditions for patients who are using the new cabinets."

The amount of time patients can spend inside is strictly monitored. It can range from 25 seconds to five minutes. Ultraviolet B (UVB) phototherapy uses a wavelength of light that is invisible to human eyes.  Dermatologist Dr Aamir Memon added:- "We strive to offer the very best dermatology care to our patients. We want to become a centre of excellence for psoriasis in the North West. By replacing old phototherapy machines with state of the art equipment, we have moved a step closer to this aim. Apart from psoriasis, phototherapy is an option for patients with numerous conditions such as eczema, acne, generalised itching, and other inflammatory conditions."

Dermatology at Ormskirk hospital also treats people who suffer from acne and oversees minor skin surgery, allergy skin patching and photodynamic therapy. The team also carries out skin cancer reviews.

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Level 42 stop off in Liverpool

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Southport flats will remain closed in North West's longest closure order!
Charity seeking hundreds of "heroes against hunger" this Christmas
Green spaces review recommends city sets up a Parks Trust
Calling all craft lovers!
New Jobs for Young People
Illegal cigarettes were hidden in shop
R Charity Ball raises £35,000 towards the £10million appeal
Festive Pop Up Cop Shop in Southport
New £13m Technology Hub to house the UK's 1st super immersive 3D virtual environment
Baby Jake in sound hands with hearing team
Trust's funding brings hope on fuel poverty
Sefton schools make the grade for the Educate Awards 2016
Awareness campaign prompts a safe summer along Sefton's coastline
Let it snow!
Empire Manager wins top theatre award
Schools on alert after "Killer clowns" rumours
Volunteers asked to become buddies to cancer patients
3rd of landlords worried about Brexit effect
Wirral Council appeals for pics to help replace stolen Thurstaston plaque
Global running campaign to help kids get active returns to Liverpool
Greens warn thousands of cyclists will be stranded
The best views of the River of Light revealed
Search for the best Merseyside parks
Riverside Fireworks
Pedestrians urged – Watch Your Step
Students urged to drink less and enjoy more
New survey reveals people's connections to the North West
Hat trick of cruise awards for Liverpool
Tax experts call for new penalties to target deliberate promotion of avoidance rather than commercial advice
Pioneering the Future of Nursing
Get it Loud at Central Library
Councillor Tom Crone calls on Mayor to apologise to heritage campaigners
Attempted robbery in Virginia Street, Southport
12 year old arrested on suspicion of theft of cycles
Man arrested and scooter seized in Netherton
Merseyside MP Luciana Berger urges victims to not suffer in silence
Judges' are revealed for the annual Vogue Ball
Fashion, catwalk and entertainment for fashion stars of tomorrow
Mersey Ferries thanks people for their patience during run of poor service
LJLA to become fundraising partner with Alder Hey
Darren Day and Stephanie Dooley launch new show
Elaine Paige OBE has preformed in Liverpool
Ross Noble heading to Liverpool!
Midge Ure head to Liverpool on UK tour
Tony Denton Promotions '80'S INVASION TOUR' will be back in 2017
UB40 have just played at Liverpool O2 Academy
Ed Harcourt to support Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats on UK Tour
British Musical Fireworks Championship 2016 Photographs - Part 2

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An Evening Of Burlesque is heading to Southport Theatre

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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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