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Publication date:- 2017-16-12

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Formby's Nativity Musical 2017
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FORMBY residents and visitors to the Village were treated to a free festive delight, on Sunday, 10 December 2017, as the Churches Together in Formby, Altcar and Hightown (CTIFAH) group took to the stage to deliver a musical version of the Nativity. This year it was held within the grounds of the Formby Pool Gardens, despite the bitter cold and the splattering of snowflakes.

The cast included some well known local faces, along with choirs from Make Noise, Our Lady's, Woodlands, Freshfield and St Jerome's Schools, along with a real donkey... Plus, some of the audience spotted in the background, the brief, unofficial and unscripted appearance of a life-sized model elephant. The audience included the Mayor of Sefton and local MP Bill Esterson.

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This was a fantastic way to get into the festive mood, and again, true to their words:- "come rain or snow" the show did go on... Please do email us to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com with your thoughts about this annual festive show.

Santa Watch Webcam live again over Christmas Eve

Santa Cam - Liverpool City Region - Live again on Christmas Eve 2017!!!

OUR annual Santa Watch webcam will be once again live. The webcam will be operating from 3pm GMT, on Christmas Eve (24 December 2017) so that young and old can keep an eye out, from the warmth of their own homes, for the arrival of Father Christmas, on Merseyside.

This year, the music will once again be by local band Psychic-Robot, Southport's Christmas band...

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Southport Cruisers Christmas Charity Bike Ride

THE Southport Cruisers have held their annual Christmas Charity Bike...Click on here to find out more...

Queenscourt Santa Sprint sponsored by Silcock Leisure
Keep A&E free for people with serious or life threatening conditions
Always room inside at new rough sleeping shelter
Workers in Liverpool say age discrimination is common in their workplace
₤10,000 on offer to schools in national Scottish Power Green Energy Trust competition
Pavement parking hotspots list drawn up
RMT welcomes key Rail North representatives' opposition to Driver Only trains on Northern Rail services
Solicitor joins fight for cohabiting couples law
Bennetts wins contract for Ainsdale Station revamp
Counterfeit goods seized in joint operation
Environmental improvements set for go ahead
Arsonists attack Primary School display and park area
Twenty Twenty TV looking for Cast for new TV series
North West parents to benefit from Tax Free Childcare roll out for under 6's
Bike & Go's Christmas gift helps beat the bulge
Pop star Kevin Simm appears at Revitalise Sandpipers
NHS B Positive Choir launches debut single and asks you to:- 'Rise up and Give Blood'
Police Dog Handlers and Police Dogs Receive Awards from both RSPCA and Assistant Chief Constable
Dementia Centre Set To Open Next Year
Man charged following theft in Southport Town Centre
Male and female found dead in Southport
Male and female found dead in Southport
Detox your toy box for Barnardo's before Christmas
Council boost for Alcohol Treatment Centre
A free start to Liverpool's new ₤6.5M City Centre Car Park
Northern leaders unite behind 30 year draft Strategic Transport Plan
NHS Trust gets behind toy appeal
Formby's historic Village Centre trees to be felled
Christmas spirit brings maternity communities together
Merseyside Police have delivered presents across the Merseyside
Photographer in wheelchair robbed in daylight and taken to Hospital
Hospital staff praised for caring nature - Mum's 4 week Hospital care prompts letter of praise for staff
The Jockey Club Live announce Craig David as the 1st summer headliner for Aintree Racecourse in 2018
Formby's Nativity Musical 2017 Photographs

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Liverpool, UK Sport and British Gymnastics are to bid to host the 2022 World Gymnastics Championships

LIVERPOOL City Council's cabinet is set to endorse... Click on here to find out more.

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