Southport Reporter - You local online newspaper for Merseyside and the Liverpool City Region.

  .Sign up to get our FREE email news bulletins.  


Weekly News Edition
Publication Date:-

Please select our weekly news reports below.
Some selected pages might contain multiple reports on them...

The Big Model and Hobby Show 2022 - Part 1 of 2

THE Big Model and Hobby Show has a new home, after the closure of Southport Theatre. The new home of this fantastic exhibition event is the world famous Aintree Racecourse, who played host to the event on 6 August 2022. We popped along to get photos and video of what was on offer at this event, that aims to inspire you to take up a new hobby, or rekindle one! These photos and video are just a some of the coverage we took, that will be featured within our next edition. If you attuned, please do let us know what you thought about this show. Do you like the new location....


Damien Moore MP calls on Southport to vote for Botanic Gardens in national competition

DAMIEN Moore MP is calling on Southport's residents and visitors to support Churchtown's Botanic Gardens in a vote for the UK's Favourite Park, as part of a nationwide public vote organised by a green space charity, Fields in...

Gymnastics British Championships comes to Liverpool in March 2023!

IT'S been amazing to watch the gymnasts perform and thrill at the Commonwealth Games. The grace of gymnasts on the floor and beam, alongside the power of vault, pommel and bars shows why our gymnasts are such great all round athletes. This, matched with the tension of competing to be the best, with everything at...

Put your questions to Merseyside Police's Chief Constable

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is inviting people to submit their questions for the Chief Constable and her senior team as she prepares for her next public Scrutiny Meeting. Emily Spurrell is responsible for holding the Chief Constable, Serena Kennedy, to account for delivering on her policing...

£100,000 invested by Merseyside's PCC to prevent crime and keep young people engaged and safe this summer

MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is investing more than £100,000 in community based activities for young people to keep them safe and help prevent crime and anti-social behaviour...


Have Your Say on a hat trick of new cycle lanes

A major public consultation was launched on Monday, 1 August 2022, to get views on improvements to 3 cycle routes in Liverpool. Liverpool City Council is asking the public for their feedback on the proposed permanent lanes, which are located on the following...


Southport ArtHouse's Artist of the Month:- 'Julie Snape'

THE giant mechanical bull that took centre stage, in Birmingham's Alexander Stadium, at the recent opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games was an impressive reminder of the ingenuity that contemporary artists continue to apply to their modes and methods of re-creation. Although building something from metal usually involves a lot of patience...

Bag and bin your dog's mess!

AT the start of Love Parks Week, Liverpool City Council is joining forces with Keep Britain Tidy to call on dog owners across the City to bag and bin their pup's poop! New research by Keep Britain Tidy has discovered that the amount of dog mess being left by irresponsible owners has increased since the start of 2021; the equivalent of 193...

North West commuters could save £730 by cycling to work

CYCLING to work could save commuters in the North West up to £730 each per year, helping households manage expenditure as they navigate the cost of living crisis. This could provide an important saving for many. The cost of travel to work, including fuel...


Monthly Sponsor:-

Monthly sponsor:- Holistic Realignment - Your local, fully qualified sports therapist. Call now on:- 07870382109 to book an appointment.


Arriva and Stagecoach have confirmed a series of changes to bus services in the Liverpool City Region

THE private operators have finalised number of changes to routes across:- Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and the Wirral that will begin on Sunday, 4 September 2022. Several services considered to be:- 'vital routes' have been...

Couples urged to:- "say yes" to Marriage Allowance proposal

AT the height of the wedding season, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding married couples and people in civil partnerships to put extra cash at the top of their gift list and sign up for Marriage Allowance. Marriage Allowance allows married couples or people in civil partnerships, including those who have been together for...

Locations revealed for inspirational globe trail, The World Reimagined

SUBSCRIBE to our email breaking news updates and emergency notice service for the Liverpool City Region. This service sends you emails for FREE, allowing you to keep...

Beryl Marsden Celebrates 60 Years In Music With A Special Farewell Concert This Month

LIVERPOOL singing sensation Beryl Marsden is set to celebrate an:- amazing 60 years in showbusiness with a very special farewell concert at the Epstein Theatre this month. The Merseybeat star will appear at the Hanover Street venue on:- Saturday...


Damien Moore MP visits Southport's RSPCA Branch

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore has visited the Southport and Ormskirk District branch of the RSPCA to learn more about the work they are doing and to see the animals in their care. Mr Moore spent the morning touring the animal centre, speaking with staff...

Spinal injuries team welcomes Horatio's Garden cyclists

THE North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre was delighted to welcome Horatio's Garden to its specialist rehabilitation centre as part of a gruelling charity cycle challenge. Based at Southport and Formby District General Hospital, the centre is 1 of 8, in England, and has been rehabilitating people with...

Oleksiy Danko and Anastasia Kozmina fled Ukraine and have set up Uklean, a new dry cleaning business in Southport

Young couple who fled war in Ukraine set up new business in Southport

A young couple who lost everything when bombs began to fall on Ukraine have set up a new business in Southport, England. Anastasia Kozmina...

Liverpool launches Tall Buildings consultation

LIVERPOOL City Council has launched a consultation on draft guidance which will support where high buildings can be built in the City. The Council has produced a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to guide the development of tall buildings in a proactive and positive...


Brazilica Carnival 2022 - Part 1 of 2

THE Brazilica Festival, or Brazilica for short, is an international Samba Carnival Parade, that has been held now for 12 years now. The event is is the UK’s only festival of its kind, and after a 2 year break, due to Covid19, this fantastic event returned on:- Saturday, 6 August 2022. We had the pleasure of following this fantastic...

Last Chance to take part:- "How to Become a Model - A full 1 day network and learning Event with Experts"

DO you fancy becoming a model and starting a career in the Modelling business? are running the last of the 2 full 1 day courses, that offer those attending a unique network and learning opportunity that will help you get a head start within the modelling industry. The event, on 11 August 2022, will...

The Mandela8 Board with Dr Makaziwe 'Maki' Mandela and Tukwini Mandela ...

Liverpool reflects on the visit of Nelson Mandela's family to the City

THE family of Nelson Mandela returned to Liverpool for a week long series of events in the City which saw them take part in arts events, a gala dinner, and an engraving of the stones to be used as part of a new memorial soon to be opened in Toxteth. The former President's eldest daughter...

Let's bring back rewards for recycling - Spend day litter picking, get free money

WASTE collection company Divert.Co.UK is proposing a low cost scheme where people can collect litter, and get paid the going rate for recyclables they turn in. Divert.Co.UK Spokesperson, Mark Hall has told us:- "There are people all over the country who could use that little extra cash,. Offering them organised rewards will help them out, boost recycling rates, and make the places where we live so much better. Local Authorities should reward people who pick up litter..."


Covid19 - Have you had it?

WE have had problems over the last few weeks, due to Covid19, hence our late releases of our editions. We have run throughout the Pandemic without issue, but sadly, our staff have been hit with it. Luckily we have all been vaccinated and the effects have not been as bad as they could have been. Catching it has made us question what precautions are justified and to what level. With so many around us...

Mersey Care end dormitory wards in Liverpool

APPROVAL for a state of the art new mental health Hospital, in Liverpool, has been granted by the Treasury and Department of Health and Social Care, paving the way for the end of dormitory wards in the City. Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust's will deliver 4 20 bed wards with the new Hospital, which will consolidate services from across Liverpool on the site of the old Mossley Hill Hospital...

Long term funding of adult social care

CARE England, the largest and most diverse representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has welcomed the publication of the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee's report:- 'Long Term Funding Of Adult Social Care.' Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:- "This report echoes the repeated calls of Care England that significantly more central funding is required..."

30,000 British Muslims Come Together for 1st Time since Covid19 at UK's largest Islamic Convention

TENS of thousands of British Muslims will meet for the 1st time since the start of the Covid19 Pandemic at the UK's longest running Islamic convention. Ahmadi Muslims from across the UK will descend on the 200 acre Oakland Farm in Hampshire between:- 5 August and 7 August 2022, for 3 days of prayer, discussion and...


New research has revealed the UK areas most dominated by 1 industry

THE study by marketing training hub School of Marketing analysed ONS data to see the number of businesses from each industry in every Local Authority to find the areas dominated the most by a single sector. It found that the Northern Irish area of Fermanagh and Omagh is most dominated by:- agricultural, forestry and fishing businesses, with 40.30% of all businesses in the area being...

Visitors to be reminded this summer that physical punishment of children is illegal in Wales

21 March 2022 was a historic moment for children and their rights in Wales. From that day on, all types of physical punishment, like smacking, became illegal in Wales thanks to new Welsh Government legislation. Throughout the summer months, as part of the ongoing nationwide public awareness campaign, the ending physical punishment advertising will focus on...

Research Reveals Modern Parents in the North West Are the Most Lenient in History

NEW research of 2,000 parents in the UK by Censuswide reveals that modern parenting styles in the North West are more lenient than previous generations in the Region, with 55% agreeing they take a relaxed approach to raising their children, with very few or inconsistent rules. This is a stark contrast to the previous generation, with 66% of parents claiming that their own parents took a strict...

Damien Moore MP announces support for Liz Truss

DAMIEN Moore MP has announced his support for Liz Truss in the race to be leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party, and the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Writing on his Facebook Page, on Friday, Mr Moore outlined that he believed Liz Truss to be a proven supporter of Southport's levelling up mission across transport and healthcare, and a passionate believer in making a success...


CLA urging ban on disposable barbecues

IN a call to action for all major retailers across the UK, the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is campaigning for an immediate ban on the sale of disposable barbecues in an effort to prevent more wildfires damaging the countryside and threatening rural communities. CLA President, Mark...

CLA comments on new legislation to crack down on illegal hare coursing

THOUGH new measures to tackle the cruel practice of hare coursing came info force on 1 August 2022. Now anyone caught hare coursing will now face an unlimited fine and face up to 6 months in Prison. Hare coursing; an illegal activity where dogs are used to...

CBI responds to latest UK interest rate decision

THE CBI who speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors across the UK have reacted to the latest UK interest rate decision.  Alpesh Paleja, CBI Lead Economist, said on 4 August 2022:- "The Bank of England's latest rate rise is the biggest in 27 years, and follows in..."

Liverpool voted 3rd best UK City for green space

THE 29 July to 5 August 2022 was Love Parks Week, which is all about celebrating the green spaces that the UK has to offer, with Liverpool taking the 3rd spot. Research conducted by Workthere, the flexible office specialists reveal the top 10 cities for green space that are as follows:- 1...


LGA responds to ONS data on drug related deaths

COMMENTING on the publication of new drug related death statistics by the Office for National Statistics for the year 2021, showing an increase in the number of drug related deaths in England and Wales, Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association's...



Get your business noticed

Our aim is to provide you not only the current news, but also to help promote our local areas diverse and rich history, our innovative businesses, along with our amazing culture. But we can only do this with your help and support though advertising.  fine out how you can get your business advertised on here and help keep our news services free to access.

Click here.


Please support local businesses like:-
Empire Resyaurant - Southport - Merseyside 

Our live webcams...

This is a live image that reloads every 30 seconds.

An Image from our Southport Webcam above. To see it live, please click on image.

See the view live webcamera images of the road outside our studio/newsroom in the hart of Southport.

An Image from our Southport Webcam above. To see it live, please click on image.


Please support local businesses like:-

The Kings Plaice

Click on to find out why the moon changes phases.  
This is the current phase of the moon. For more lunar related information, please click on here.

Disability Confident - Committed


Find out whats on in and around Merseyside!

This is just 1 of the events on our event calendar, click on
here to see lots more!

This online newspaper and information service is regulated by IMPRESS, the UK Press Regulator.

This online newspaper and information service is regulated by IMPRESS the independent monitor for the UK's press.

This is our process:-
Policy - Complaints Procedure - Whistle Blowing Policy

Contact us:-


Calls will cost 7p per minute, plus your telephone company's access charge.
Calls to this number may be recorded for security, broadcast, training and record keeping.

Click on to see our Twitter Feed.   Click on to see our Facebook Page.   This website is licence to carry news from and UK Press Photography. Click on to see our Twitter Feed.

Our News Room Office Address

Southport and Mersey Reporter, 4a Post Office Ave,
Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0US, UK

Tracking & Cookie Usage Policy - Terms & Conditions
  - Southport Reporter® is the Registered Trade Mark of Patrick Trollope.