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Finding out more about the Climbing Hanger re-opening

THE 2nd UK Hot Cars display was held yet another well organised Car meet, on the banks of Southport's Marine Lake, on 12 September 2021.  This monthly static car show offers fantastic access for all ages and disability's to come over and enjoy all things automotive. If you missed this event, don't panic, they are holding another from 12pm to 4pm on 2 October 2021.  Please remember to book your car in with the group, as this is a controlled event, that has been approved by the authorities. The event organiser, Daniel Brookfield said after the...


Dungeons and Dragons 24 Hour Charity Live Stream
Photos and report by Sean Taylor.

 ON Friday, 20 of August, the cosy private gaming room, at Crit Hit Game Hub, in Liverpool's Fabric District, hosted a 24 Hour Dungeons...


The Dead of Night Film Festival heading to Southport

THE Dead of Night Film Festival is brought to you by 2 Headed Snake Entertainment...


Southport running group celebrates its 3rd birthday
Photos by Niland Photography.

MEMBERS of the Southport Strollers gathered on Tuesday, 7 September 2021, to celebrate the very special occasion, with the club now having grown...


Sefton Council have helped Fleetwood Hesketh Sports Club

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Cllr Ian Moncur, Club Manager Steve Dobbin, Secretary Glyn Lloyd and Club Chairman Bobby Addison.

SEFTON Council have helped a Southport Sports Club ensure they're swinging for success after contributing towards brand new safety netting for...


Athletes from around the UK travelled to Southport for Strongman contest

ATHLETES from around the UK travelled to Southport at the weekend; as they fought to prove who was the strongest in a Strongman By The Sea...


A big thank you for helping Mary's Meals to feed 2 million children every School day
Photo by Collette Rawlinson..

TODAY, more than 2 million children  will  eat  Mary's Meals  in  some  of the world's poorest countries  every...


Morrisons gives FREE gardening equipment to Schools to reconnect kids with nature

MORRISONS has launched:- 'It's Good To Grow,' a campaign in all of its stores...


Increased Ambulance handover delays threatening patient safety, RCEM and College of Paramedics warn

A new snapshot survey by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine has found that in...


The 1st official handover of brand new Merseyrail Train to the Network

ON Tuesday, 7 September 2021 we headed over to Birkenhead North Rail Station to watch the official handover of the 1st new train to the Liverpool City Region from manufacturer Stadler. This was a significant milestone in the project that will see the whole existing fleet, which is more than 40 years old, replaced by state of the art, safe, reliable and comfortable trains! These new trains will not only be publicly owned, but they’ve been designed in consultation with local rail users. After the handover...


Strictly St Joseph's dancers prepare for the LIVE show

8 supporters of St. Joseph's Hospice in Thornton have spent the summer learning their steps and perfecting...


Liverpool City Region's bus services is set for shake up!

BOLD plans to deliver radical improvements in bus services across the Liverpool City Region are being finalised by the Region's Combined...


Peel Ports' letter:- "a PR disaster" and an "insult" claims campaign group

THE Save Rimrose Valley campaign has branded an open letter from Peel Ports' an insult to the intelligence of those living in communities next to...


Microsoft Partners with Hugh Baird College

Hugh Baird College students with Hugh Baird College Director of Facilities and Technical Services, John Billington and Nicky Bowen, Hugh Baird College E-Learning and Training Officer.

HUGH Baird College has once again been chosen by technology titan Microsoft, as the only College in Merseyside, and 1 of only 17 Colleges in the UK, to become a 'Showcase College...'


25 bike riders visit all 3 Merseyside Clatterbridge Centres as friend battles blood cancer

A group of 25 friends from Southport Hesketh Round Table set off on Saturday, 11...


Southport woman to do 11,000ft skydive after 'amazing' care from NHS staff

A woman who praised the "amazing" staff who cared for her when she was ill in Southport Hospital has committed to doing a skydive...


People step out with Walk for Parkinson's at Crosby Beach

PEOPLE in Southport and across Merseyside took part in Parkinson's UK's Walk for Parkinson's at Crosby Beach, that took place on Saturday, 4 September 2021, to help fund...


Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell and Bill Esterson MP meet NT staff and volunteers on walkabout

Bill Esterson MP, Emily Spurrell and Steve Rotheram speak with members of the public and volunteers at National Trust Formby.

SEFTON Central MP Bill Esterson enjoyed a walkabout at Formby's National Trust...


The Rollin Stove signs up to join Southport Comedy Festival this October

HUNGRY visitors to this year's Southport Comedy Festival will be able to get some Satisfaction; thanks to a...


Calling local music creators - Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) Academy is back for 2021/22!

LIMF Academy alumni Mary Miller performs on stage.

APPLICATIONS to be part of the award winning programme are now open and the team...


Southport Rugby Club launch sticker book to celebrate 150th Anniversary

THE album is due to be published this autumn and will aim to feature every current player and coach at the club...


People with kidney disease invited to seek support through Southport Kidney Fund

DO you suffer from chronic kidney disease? If yes, there is a compassionate organisation based in Southport that can help. Southport Kidney Fund...


Metro Mayor reveals tribute for Merseybeat legend Gerry Marsden

THE Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram, has unveiled proposals to rename the Pier Head Ferry Terminal, in Liverpool, to...


Southport's 2021 Food and Drink Festival was a:- "huge success"

IT'S official, this years food and drink Festival was a:- "huge success" as thousands of lovers descended on Southport to sample the very...


Jeff Wayne's 'The War of The Worlds - The Immersive Experience' has been recognised as a 2021 Travellers' Choice award winner and hailed as 1 of the best nights out in London

THE achievement celebrates businesses that consistently...


Southport Pleasureland is inviting people to apply for a range of jobs as it looks ahead to a busy autumn

SOUTHPORT Pleasureland's Owner, Norman Wallis, says...


Southport Astronomical Society says:- "We Are Back!"

THE 1st in person meeting of the new season and the 1st for over 15 months takes place on Thursday, 16 September 2021. The Society's own Bob Mount will give a talk about the...


Dead trees are being transformed into glittering works of art by Southport lighting experts

THE Southport firm IllumiDex UK Ltd is encouraging local residents and business owners to invite them to come and...


Comic Book Workshop with Tim Quinn

ON the 11 September 2021, VAMPHire.com was going to hold 2 fantastic events, at the Southport Bijou Cinema. Sadly, the evening event was un able to take place, but for a lucky...


Formby Care Home rated as 1 of the best

A Care Home in Formby has been recognised as 1 of the Top 20 Care Homes in the North West by leading Care Home reviews website. New Care's Formby Manor...


Residents rate Liverpool Care Home as 1 of the top in North West England

GARDEN Lodge Care Centre, in Netherley, Liverpool, has been chosen by residents and their families as 1 of the Top 20 Care Homes, in North West, England. There are 1,859...


Yet another fantastic night at Skies, Southport

THE venue is quickly getting a good reputation for good food, drinks and live music... Skies on Lord Street, Southport, is definitely a welcome edition...


Exclusive interview with Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Emily Spurrell

PLEASE do play and watch our exclusive interview with Merseyside's Police...


Social Care Funding - It's Been a Long Time Coming

CARE England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has welcomed the Prime Minister's commitment to sorting out social care. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:- "We have been waiting for a very long time for any concrete plans on the long term sustainability of adult social care reform..."


Sefton Council Cabinet Member slammed free School meal news

SEFTON'S Council's Cabinet Member for Education, Cllr Diane Roscoe, has slammed the news that School spending per pupil in England is lower than it was in 2010. And, she has criticised a change in the way the Government allocates Pupil Premium Funding, which is based on the number of children eligible for free School meals. Cllr Roscoe wrote to the Secretary of State for...


CBI outlines labour market insights alongside urgent recommendations

LABOUR market supply problems could last for up to 2 years, or longer and will not be solved by the end of the Job Retention Scheme, Tony Danker, the CBI's Director General, has warned. In remarks following weeks of disruption to business operations and growing evidence of staffing shortages, the CBI's Director General...


With month to go until Government plans to reduce Universal Credit by ₤20 Sefton's families will be some of the hardest hits

WITH just a month to go until Government plans to reduce Universal Credit by ₤20 a week are scheduled to come effect Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council's Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, has added her voice to the widespread concern about the cut and the effect it will...


Bill Esterson MP Comments on New Report on Regional Inequality

BILL Esterson, MP for Sefton Central, has commented on a new report on Regional inequality published by the Northern Health Science Alliance. The report, which used statistics to show how the North East, North West, and Yorkshire and the Humber compared to the rest of England, revealed that people in the North of England were...


LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester to launch:- 'Little Play Squad!'

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester are proud to announce the launch of:- 'Little Play Squad,' designed to teach pre-School children new skills through exciting and meaningful fun filled programmes. LEGOLAND Discovery Centre has worked in conjunction with education and wellbeing experts, to produce fun activities...


Over a ⅓ of adults say they're unable to afford adult education

THE biggest barrier to British adults continuing their education is cost, with more than a 35% saying they're unable to afford to study, while 19% say they don't have time. A YouGov survey of 2,109 GB adults commissioned by distance learning provider The Oxford Open Learning Trust found that, although 69% of respondents said they could be motivated to learn for any...


Tesco Health Charity Partnership fundraiser in Southport to help lower the risk of cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes

LEADING charities have linked up with Tesco to launch a campaign that aims to raise much needed funds to help people in Southport lead healthier lives. Tesco stores across Southport are coming together to support the Tesco Health Charity Partnership and raise money for Cancer...




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