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...

Liverpool Celebrates Chinese New Year 2023

LIVERPOOL hopped into a new Chinese New Year in style for the Year of The Water Rabbit, or the Chinese year 4721.  Chinese people believe that what you do at the beginning of a new year will affect your luck in the coming year. The events on Sunday, 22 January 2023. the actual start of the Chinese New Year, Liverpool pulled out all the stops. Probably just as well as it is predicted that this year...


Kirkby timetable changes as class 777 roll out continues

FOLLOWING the successful introduction of the 1st of the new Class 777 trains this week, further timetable changes are being made to the Kirkby line to help accelerate the implementation of the ground breaking new fleet of trains onto this part of the Merseyrail network. Starting from:- Monday, 30 January 2023, the new trains will be in service on the Kirkby line...

Your door and cabinet handles are 8 times dirtier than a toilet seat

THE door and cabinet handles in your home are covered in up to 8 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat, new research has found. The study, conducted by IronMongeryDirect the UK's largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, swabbed door and cabinet handles around multiple homes to reveal the areas where bacteria is most...

Crisis Cafe saves Sefton woman's life after suicide attempt

SEFTON resident Brittney, who suffers with severe depressive episodes, is reaching out to thank the team at a mental health support service in Southport, crediting them for saving her life after she had experienced suicidal thoughts. Brittney lives in Southport and says that she had hit a really low point while struggling with poor mental health. On one...

Volunteers in Lancashire urgently required to support the Great Daffodil Appeal

THE Great Daffodil Appeal is back and end of life charity Marie Curie is urgently calling for volunteers in Lancashire to give just 2 hours of their time to hand out the charity's iconic daffodil pins in return for donations. All across the country supporters will be donning the infamous giant...



Spring into 2023 entertainment at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre

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 up-to-date with important news developments. All subscribed email addresses are not shared with any other organisation and under both GDPR and UK Data Protection Laws.

Hairdressing Tutor's Skills Earn a Spot on National Award Shortlist

HUGH Baird College is thrilled to announce that 1 of its hairdressing tutors, Andrew Manion, has been shortlisted for the prestigious:- 'Hair Stylist of the Year' award at the UK Hair and Beauty Awards 2023. Andrew Manion, who has been in the hairdressing sector for over 19 years and is still practising in the industry, is a highly respected and...

Mayor Steve Rotheram's successful £20m business fund extends funding period

BUSINESSES in the Liverpool City Region could be eligible to apply for a share of a £20m investment fund that has been extended by Mayor Steve Rotheram. The Flexible Growth Fund was established by Mayor Rotheram with £20m in 2020, offering flexible, low-interest loans that businesses can access quickly and easily...

10cc's Graham Gouldman 'Heart Full of Songs' UK Tour comes to Southport

IT is only between 10cc's sell out, bi-annual UK tours that the band's co-founder Graham Gouldman is able to fully indulge his Heart Full of Songs project and take it on tour. The legendary tour comes to The Atkinson on:- Tuesday, 14 March 2023. The semiacoustic 4 piece performs a broad spread of Graham's song writing catalogue, including...

Monthly Sponsor:-

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

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Welcomes New Players

IN 2022 the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra appointed 2 new musicians to principal positions.  Drake Gritton has been appointed as:- Principal Cor Anglais, a position he'll take up in full from Autumn 2023. A recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Drake Gritton is currently on the Intensive...

Witness extreme adventure with the Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour!

THE Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is bringing the latest action and adventure films to big screens around the UK and Ireland in 2023. With wild journeys, adrenaline-packed challenges and incredible cinematography, the tour features 2 new collections of inspirational films from remote areas of the planet. "Buckle up for a night of nail biting adventure , from the..."

Creamfields South 2023 huge line up announced

THE countdown to festival season has officially started as Creamfields South unleashes a huge line up for its return to Hylands Park in Essex on May Bank Holiday weekend. Following a triumphant debut last year, the UK's hottest dance festival has once again attracted some of the biggest names in electronic music which will see performances from the likes of...

Liverpool Chef shortlisted for Chef of The Year in Top National Award

A Liverpool Chef has been shortlisted for Chef Of The Year at the British Kebab Awards. Turkish Master Chef Kemal Coskuncay has been recognised as:- 1 of the 10, best kebab chefs, in the country, and will travel to London, on 28 February 2023...


Etesian Green set for strong 2023 with £250,000 facility from Cynergy Business Finance

INNOVATIVE sustainable technologies business, Etesian Green, is set for yet another strong year of growth in 2023, with the help of a £250,000 facility from Cynergy Business Finance. This facility complements the additional facilities already provided to...

Funding boost for ground breaking:- "greener roads" project

A project to radically reduce the environmental impact of Liverpool's roads has been given a multi-million pound boost. Liverpool City Council has been awarded £4m from the Department of Transport's Live Labs 2: Decarbonising Local Roads competition, after successfully pitching an innovative idea to reduce the...

Southport Contemporary Arts - Artist of the Month

SELF TAUGHT professional artist, Neil Prior from Ainsdale, who needs no introduction to the Region, is making a welcome return to The ArtHouse, in Southport, as Artist of the Month, from:- 4 February to 4 March 2023.  Although Neil's output is all encompassing he is still probably best known locally...

Dogs Trust Merseyside staff care for abandoned mum and 12 pups

OVER the last few weeks, staff at Dogs Trust Merseyside have been kept busy caring for a mum and her 12 puppies who were found abandoned in a property in Liverpool. 2 year old American Bulldog, Tara, and her 12 puppies were found alone by the property's...


North West Puddle Jumping Championships

GRAB your big coat, put on your wellies, and join WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre for the returning North West Puddle Jumping Championships this February Half Term. From the 11 February, until 19 February 2023, Martin Mere in Lancashire is welcoming families for the annual...

Year of the Rabbit sees the return of community celebration

PREDICTED to be a year of hope, the Year of the Rabbit saw the local community come together for its 1st event since Covid19, at the Pagoda Arts Centre, which celebrated its 40th year in 2022. Hosted by Pine Court Housing Association for the local community, the event included:- a raffle, a traditional Chinese fan dance...

Help raise money for Sefton's Sea Cadets

SAE Cadets Sefton have launched their Buy a Brick Campaign to raise money for their new Headquarters Building. The money raised will go to Sea Cadets Sefton, which offers opportunities to young people on and off the water, helping to boost their confidence and self-belief. Young people aged between:- 10 and 18 are supported by...

Action by ASLEF and RMT train drivers brings fresh disappointment for customers following new timetable roll-out says Northern

NORTHERN will be unable to operate any services on 2 dates next week as a result of the latest strike action by the ASLEF and RMT unions, a situation the train operator has called a:- 'fresh disappointment' for customers. ASLEF and RMT members employed in the role of train drivers will strike on Wednesday 1 February and Friday 3 February 2023; bringing all Northern services across the Region to a halt...


Briggs Marine workers in Liverpool secure double digit pay boost

UNITE, the UK's leading union, has secured a double digit pay boost for workers employed at the Port of Liverpool by Briggs Marine, who are responsible for mooring ships. The deal covers over 50 members of Unite. The workers will receive an 8% increase in basic pay, overtime rates and shore..

Farm Update North events 2023

FARMERS and landowners are invited to attend this year's FREE Farm Update North events which will take place, on Wednesday, 1 March (Darlington) and Thursday, 2 March (Morpeth and Hexham) 2023. The event will provide delegates with the most up to date information on activities and issues for farmers...

University strike dates in February and March confirmed

THE University and College Union has confirmed the dates of unprecedented strike action that will hit 150 UK Universities throughout February and March 2023.  Unless University employers make substantially improved offers in disputes over pay, working conditions and...

Letter to the Editor:- "Dogs, Dealers and Organised Crime"

"DEAR readers, following the BBC1 Panorama programme:- 'Dogs, Dealers and Organised Crime,' which aired on:- Monday, 23 January 2023, pet charity Blue Cross is appalled that puppies are being deliberately bred with life affecting deformities and that the painful practice of ear..."


Walk In Centres launch new information campaign to help patients

MERSEY Care have launched a new campaign to help better inform residents about when they should attend 1 of their Walk In Centres located across Liverpool, Knowsley and South Sefton. Demand at this time of year places an incredible strain on services, which is why its vital patients choose the correct service for their health care needs. Lee McMenamy, Mersey Care's Divisional...

People in Merseyside encouraged to sign up to forthcoming NSPCC Number Day

SCHOOLS in Merseyside are being encouraged to sign up to NSPCC Number Day to help more children engage with and enjoy maths. Number Day is an annual event aimed at children in nurseries, primary and secondary Schools, with teachers and pupils raising vital funds for the NSPCC while having fun with maths. This year's event takes place on:- Friday, 3 February 2023...



Please support local businesses like:-

Mind Games Southport 

Please support local businesses.

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. 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 you business get seen.

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.