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Publication date:- 2017-16-06

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Gwen is the new Miss Southport!
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THE new Miss Southport is a fantastic young lady who will be making lots of trips into the Town to help promote it over the next year. The Miss England, Miss Southport Heats received over 35 entrants to the contest from all across England, but only 10 contestants were invited along to the final interview and photo shoot, at Southport's Ramada Plaza, on 13 June 2017. Despite coming from Rochdale, 18 year old, Gwen Raby is a fantastic choice for Southport. We met her on the day of the finals and we are blown away by her enthusiasm for the area. Just to give you a bit of background, Gwen goes to Pendleton College and is studying Musical Theatre.

She has told us that:- "All the girls who attended the Miss Southport Finals were amazing. I'm still in shock that I won! I can't wait to represent this amazing seaside resort in the Miss England final. I love Southport and it has a very big place in my heart. The judges said the reason they chose me was because of my campaign and charity work. This is 1 of the best things that's happened to me and I can't wait. Southport is where my family comes to relax and I feel that the town has to get the message out, just what an amazing place it is to visit. Myself, I believe Miss England should be someone who wants to represent all areas in England, but representing Southport, is for me, an absolute honour. I just hope that I can be a role model for others and encourage more local girls to take part in future Miss Southports. I know that Southport has had lots of amazing winners in the past, many of them have gone on to do amazing things... I know that this title is more than just a title, it is representing Southport, not only to the people in England, but also to the World. Before I entered, I had started a campaign, promoting positive body image and self esteem, to girls and ladies of all ages, called:- 'Big Up Sista.' My hope is that these titles will allow me to push it to more girls within Southport and surrounding areas. I can't wait to start promoting Southport and all the amazing things this Town has to offer..."

Some questions have been raised as to why a young lady from Rochdale has been picked, but the rules are very clear. Anybody living within an 80 mile radius of Southport can enter the competition as long as they are passionate about the place and want to promote it. This is exactly what she wants to do! In fact she had also already taken part in other events promoting the town, before applying for the title!

On the day of the crowning, Gwen, after finding out she had won, immediately impressed us by phoning the bosses to start to make arrangements to get time off work to come over and promote Woodvale Rally. She will now be joining Miss Liverpool City Region, Mr Liverpool City Region and others for her 1st public appearance at the show.

The judges on the day included:- Tracey Badley Robinson from Element 5 Hair and Beauty salon in Southport, Mr Liverpool City Region Thomas Khan, Pat Hughes who is the organiser of Miss Liverpool, and the reigning Miss England, Elizabeth Grant, from Preston who was Miss England 2016.

Gwen now hopes that her musical side will strike the right cord with the judges at this year's Miss England contest, due to be held 12 July to 14 July 2017, alongside the Mr England contest, in Resorts World Birmingham.

Gwen won a beautiful bouquet of flowers from June the Florist, a sash and Miss England heat winner's crown, ₤1,000 voucher to spend in Element 5 Hair and Beauty, in Southport, a ₤300 dress voucher from Just Boutique, Southport, a photo shoot with Third Avenue Photography and a years' representation with a local model agency.

Gwen, is now looking for a sponsor for the Miss England finals. To vote for Gwen to win text:- 'Miss England17' to:- 63333, 50p charge applies, and for some networks, it may also include your standard rate for text messaging.

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THE Hope International Tournament runs over 15 June to 18 June 2017, at the Liverpool Cricket Club. For tickets and more info visit:- This is the largest tennis exhibition in Europe. Get to see the Rising Russian star also many of this years Wimbledon players!

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Local project celebrates getting grant from BBC Children in Need

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Former teacher launches new book to encourage children to exercise
2 Merseyside Police Officers named in Queen's Birthday Honours
So long, social! Workers' bid to restore work life balance
Patients rate The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre as 1 of the best Hospitals in the country
Formby locals urged to rediscover love of cycling
Lost medication in the Litherland area
Summer Baroque
The search is on for Sefton's most inspirational teacher
Appeal to find Brain Howard's next of kin
With a fortnight to go the North West gears up for Armed Forces Day on 24 June 2017
Extending the hand of friendship
1st National Clean Air Day marked by funding announcement for City Region electric vehicle charge points
Wirral's tourism businesses set for a huge boost
New patron and new future for NW veterans charity
Liverpool reveals breakfast cereal sugar shock
Metro Mayor offers support for 3rd runway at Heathrow
Schools investment scheme success
Conjuring up the start of Armed Forces Day celebrations
New Ferry now fully open for business after explosion
₤1bn vision for Wirral takes the next step
Queen Victoria Appears at The Atkinson
Woollen b00bs to promote breast feeding
Sewing skills shortage exposed - 6 in 10 people from the North West can't sew confidently or at all
No respite for carers, warns local charity
New ₤1.5 million training facility to support growing Maritime industry
Donkeys used at public events were underweight and had overgrown hooves
Unveiled Liverpool's plans for 2022 Commonwealth Games
Merseyside's best young artists crowned at St George's Hall
Strawberry and brussel sprouts crowned the North West's favourite fruit and veg
Businesses encouraged to shape future job skills
Who are your local Wirral sporting heroes this year?
Wallasey's pirates hoist Blue Flag over acclaimed beach
Metro Mayor unveils new team to drive Liverpool City Region forward
Metro Mayor tells property sector:- "City Region must raise its ambition to compete and prosper."
Who are your local Wirral sporting heroes this year?
Fazakerley man nets safety award for his work at Aintree Hospital
The ABBA REUNION Tribute Show
Stories from Ivy Street transforming palliative and end of life care
Miss Southport 2017 - Photographs and Video
Woodvale Rally 2017 setting up photos

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Merseyside Police teams up with local communities to make a difference

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