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2019-04-13
 

Communities bid to make their High Streets fit for the future

MORE than 300 Local Authorities across the country have bid for a share of the ₤675 million Future High Street Fund to transform their local High Streets into modern vibrant community hubs, High Streets Minister Jake Berry MP has today confirmed, 10 April 2019.  Minister Berry welcomed the positive response to the Future High Street Fund as evidence of the appetite across the country to reimaging and reinvent our Town Centres and High...

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Filming of 'Das Boot' on Merseyside

THIS week on Merseyside, people might have spotted a few road closures and that Formby Point (Lifeboat Road) Car Park was taken over by...

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Rumours grow about Debenhams Southport

DESPITE Debenhams being the largest traditional department store chain in the UK employing about 25000 people including in Southport, it has had major problems in recent...

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Free Sessions To Encourage Beginners To Run For The 96

Beneficiaries are Jamie Carragher's 23 Foundation, LFC Foundation, Everton in the Community, Stanley Park CIC

BEGINNER runners are being encouraged to pull on their trainers and join free sessions to help get them on the start line for...

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Nearly 1 in 4 Parents in the North West Admit Throwing Away Toys in Perfect Condition

British Heart Foundation survey reveals kids get bored of their toys after just 36 days.

THE old adage:- "waste not, want not" has become a thing of the past, as a new survey shows...

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German and UK Business to meet regularly to mitigate Brexit

GERMAN and UK business leaders have agreed to meet on a regular basis to make sure that trade between the 2...

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Southport solicitor takes on London Marathon in aid of Metabolic Support UK

A Southport solicitor will pound the pavements of London in April to raise money for Metabolic Support UK. Rebecca Dawson, a solicitor in the Medical Negligence Serious Injury Department at Fletchers Solicitors...

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Runners Gear Up For 14th Annual BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K This Weekend
Photos by Paul Francis Cooper.

14th annual BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K this Sunday

THE 14th Annual BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K takes place on Sunday, 14 April 2019, when 2,600 runners pull on their...

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Kids' TV favourite Andy Day joins a 'roar some' dinosaur hunt at Liverpool ONE

Andy Day at Liverpool ONE

CHILDREN'S TV star and dinosaur extraordinaire, Andy Day, dropped in to Liverpool 1, on...

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Fly tippers dump suspected asbestos material in the Formby area!

ANY material containing asbestos fibre presents a potential risk to health so when a reader contacted us about:- "selfish" fly tippers dumping what looks like it, we popped over to take a look and alert the relevant agencies. Sadly, fly tippers have been using the old Liverpool/Southport road, that runs parallel with the Formby Bypass. This section is regularly affected by...

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New style roadworks cut disruption for drivers and residents

 

A new approach to Motorway roadworks is reaping rewards for drivers. Highways England has changed the way it is...

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Crosby library to display winning photographs by local School children

THE winning images from this year's Crosby Schools Photographic Competition are...

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Action Day addresses Wirral hedgehog decline

A group of teenagers from Wirral chose to go the whole hog in their efforts to support a national day of community volunteering by donating their time...

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A record year for research at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

It's been a record breaking year for research at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

A total of 796 patients have taken part in clinical trials in the last 12 months, expanding the...

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City Council's cab crackdown continues to get results

'Tyre-d' Out: 1 of the potentially dangerous defects found by council Officers.

LIVERPOOL City Council Licensing Officers took almost 50 Taxis and Private Hire cars...

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As seen on screen - art and cinema - Walker Art Gallery

An Arts Council Anthea Hamilton Venice Kimono 2012 Arts Council Collection Southbank Centre London the artist. Collection National Partners exhibition at Walker Art Gallery.

A new exhibition at Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery will explore the relationship between art and cinema, delving into the...

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Creating a Home for Manchester's Creative Community

WORK began this weekend on transforming a 5200 square feet former nightclub into the newest space for the Creative...

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Rents across England rising sharply as Tenant Fees Act approaches in June 2019

ACCORDING to the latest data from HomeLet's Rental Index, UK rents for new tenancies have begun to rise at a rate not seen in the market for over 2 years. The annualised picture shows rental values having...

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We are sailing!

Ships Ahoy - The Crystal Serenity docks in Liverpool...  Liverpool's biggest - ever cruise season is officially upon us!

THE annual cavalcade of cruise ships began on Friday, 12 April 2019, when luxury liner, the Costa Mediterranea, made its 1st voyage down the Mersey. Over...

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Organisations across Merseyside urged to help break the cycle of domestic abuse

 

ORGANISATIONS across Merseyside are being encouraged to help break the...

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Hugh Baird College BTEC Business students get coding with an Apple creative!

HUGH Baird College Level 3 BTEC Business students were recently treated to an insight into how the creative team at...

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Paramotorist crash kills 1 at Royal Birkdale Golf Course

ON Thursday, 11 April 2019, at around 7pm, emergency services were called to the Royal Birkdale Golf Course following reports that a microlight aircraft had crashed.. A Police spokesman said:- "Following enquiries we can confirm the incident at Royal Birkdale Golf Course involved a para-motor, not a..."

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UK Hot Cars Easter Meet 2019

THE UK Hot Cars held their monthly meet on the Marine Lake, Southport, during the afternoon of 7 April 2019. The Car Club holds its meet on the 1st Sunday of the month, up until October, on the area under the Marine Parade Bridge and Southport Pier, thanks to the help of the Marine Lake Cafe. These are a few shots of the event, that had a distinctive American theme to it. This was the club's Easter Meet and some of them did exchange eggs, but most just exchanged the usual banter. Also, as a new idea, some of the UK Hot Car Girls...

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Merseyside Police Announce New General Enquiry Office Opening Times

MERSEYSIDE Police are changing the opening hours of its General Enquiry Offices (GEO) across the county, from the...

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Video Interview with the outgoing Merseyside Police Commissioner

THIS is our exclusive in-depth video interview with Jane Elizabeth Kennedy, who is the outgoing Merseyside...

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'Make Yourself Heard' campaign raising awareness of silent 999 system

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of a system...

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NWROCU welcome sentencing of 58 year old Liverpool man following large drugs operation

DETECTIVES from the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU) have welcomed the sentencing of a 58 year old man after he was convicted for his role following a drugs operation targeting those suspected of supplying drugs in Merseyside. John Grace, 58, of Waresley Crescent, Liverpool...

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2 males arrested at Blundellsands and Crosby Train Station on suspicion of robbery

MERSEYSIDE Police have confirmed that they arrested 2 males, on Wednesday, 10 April, at around 6.30pm, on suspicion of robbery, following an incident at Hightown Train Station.  We are told that Police were called after a male was riding his bike, in Hightown, when he was approached by 2 males...

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Walton Hall and Gardens Food Festival is this weekend!

PREPARATIONS are well under way for the Cheshire Food Festival taking place in the grounds of the lovely Walton Hall in Warrington over the weekend. Over 50 different traders will be in attendance, amongst them artisan food producers and street food vendors will be busy making, preserving, baking and packing, jams, cakes, cheese, chocolates and lots of other tasty treats! Along with wonderful food...

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Halsall Scarecrow Trail Returning for 2019

HALSALL Village will be holding it's communal scarecrow event over June.  Last few years they event has seen some amazing creations on parade. So make a not to drive through the Village if heading into Ormskirk from Southport or into Southport from Ormskirk.  If you are taking part, please do let us know... Email our Newsroom via:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com. and if your taking part in the buildings sessions in May, please do let us know how your getting on...

DON'T FORGET TO ENTER OUR LEGO® BUILDING COMPETITION!

IF you are aged 5 to 16 or have a child aged 5 to 16, time is running out to enter our charity Lego Building contest with Brick Craft, who are based within Wayfarers Shopping Arcade Southport. 

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Liverpool is to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy by creating a temporary memorial in the City Centre.

Liverpool creates temporary Hillsborough memorial for 30th Anniversary

SINCE Saturday, 13 April 2019, 9 banners have been hanging from the front of St George's Hall featuring the images of the 96 who lost their lives, along with the powerful words:- 'Never Forgotten.'  From Monday morning, 15 April 2019, 96 lanterns with lit candles will also be displayed on the steps of the Hall, and members of the public

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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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