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Publication date:- 2018-06-01

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1st Storm of 2018 makes quite a splash

THE 1st storm of 2018, Storm Eleanor, brought a damp start to 2018 and very high tides, on 2 January 2018, we headed out to see the dangerous waves hitting our coastline.  The larger waves had been coursed due to a combination of the storm and the effect of the super moon events, which create extreme higher and lower tides than normal.  The result was spectacular on the seafront, at Southport.

As the storm lashed the UK, with violent storm force winds of up to 100mph in some place, leaving thousands of homes without power and hitting transport links, thankfully Merseyside was not as badly affected as other parts of the UK.  But with more and more storms, comes more and more erosion of the sand dunes along our coastline, as well as more flooding of our rivers and streams.  Should we expect to see more measures taken to defend the coastline and riverbanks from erosion in the future?

In 2018, please take note, if you want to take photographs of large waves bashing the Merseyside coast, or any coastline, remember, they can easily get you into danger. Keep a good distance away from them.  Do not climbed over any safety barriers to get photographs as the large swells can suddenly crash over sea walls.  Also it is worth noting that in some cases, the water pressure can cause sea walls and cliffs to collapse.

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Brit Floyd is heading to Liverpool

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Welcoming in 2018, Our New Years Eve Photographs
Recycle your unsuitable Christmas gifts with Barnardo's
CLA reaction to Secretary of State Speech to Oxford Farming Conference
NHS staff gives back to local homeless community
Man arrested after injury shooting in Southport Town Centre
Rail strikes in January 2018. Plan your journey ahead
1st Merseyside Branch of the Tramway and Light Railway Society talk of 2018
Southport satirist hits top spot on book charts
Merseyside Police welcome sentencing of teenager for attempted robbery in Bootle
Liverpool quartet Karuna release follow up single:- "Roundabout"
Cheese Fest is heading to Liverpool
Eagle eyed School children in Cheshire to look out for the nation's favourite birds
The Stranglers - The Definitive Tour 2018
Life Drawing Classes at the ArtsLoft
Merseyside Police detectives arrest 3 men following firearms warrant in Liverpool City Centre
Bluecoat announces 2018 exhibition of sound art, Euphonia by Emma Smith
IFS report on automation is propaganda for wage cuts
Maternity unit at Ormskirk Hospital scoops another top rating
Make Every Minute Count' challenge
Local student to compete in leading super yacht design competition
NHS Equipment Amnesty
Eagle eyed School children in Cheshire to look out for the nation's favourite birds
Man issued with 3 year Football Banning Order following Liverpool v Everton Derby in December 2017
New Year, new challenge? Become a volunteer!
Merseyside Police appeal for information after assault in Bootle
Latest information about the ACC Car Park fire
The Little Mix Experience heading to Southport Theatre
Johnny Cash Roadshow heading to Merseyside and Manchester
520,000 North West businesses can get free help with their Tax Returns

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Rock Star Fury comes alive as Tornados storm head to Southport

THE Southport Theatre, on Friday, 26 January... Click on here to find out more.

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