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Southport Armed Forces Day 2023

SOUTHPORT Armed Forces Day 2023 was held on Sunday, 25 June 2023, outside Southport Town Hall, on Lord Street. The event started well, with a Drumhead Service, followed by a Parade. Then live entertainment started and the public got to take a look at a wide range of activities and exhibits, from military vehicles, to paint balling. Sadly, soon after the heavens opened and rain lashed down, leading to an early finish, but despite the rain, this was an extremely successful event....


The 21st Liverpool International Tennis Tournament

IF you don't already know about the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament, it is a fantastic sports...

What is going on about Cambridge Arcade?

WE have been asked by lots of local residents and also businesses about what is going on about Cambridge Arcade. We had been told that the...

Letter to Editor:- "Formby Dangerous Parking"

"IT infuriates me in Formby, the way some people park. My suggestion is for people to take photos and let someone behind a desk check out the registration details and write to the owner with a polite reminder of the rules and not to do this again, or..."

Letter to the Editor:- "Cycle Lanes"

"AS a resident in Southport, I'm very concerned about the future plans Sefton Council have in place regarding this scheme. This is just going to..."


Southport's 75th Windrush Anniversary - Part 2

THE 75th Windrush Anniversary Celebrations started on:- Wednesday, 21 June 2023 with the Southport African Caribbean Heritage Association raising the Windrush Flag was raised for the 1st time at:- Southport Town...

Southport Auto Centre Family Fun Day 2023

N Saturday, 24 June 2023, between 10am and 4pm, Southport Auto Centre Ltd, on Wright Street, at the side of Southport College, held a Family Fun Day. The event was held as a joint fundraiser for both Macmillan Cancer...


Olé Olé Olé - Southport Pleasureland Prepares to Stage its Spanish Carnival

FOLLOWING hot on the heels of last years hugely successful Spanish Carnival, Southport Pleasureland is getting ready to host the vibrant event once again. The attraction will be awash with colour, music, and fun at Southport Pleasureland on...

Screwfix celebrates Southport trade apprentice winner with ad van announcement

SCREWFIX Trade Apprentice 2023 Champion, Katie Jones, has been featured on an ad van to celebrate her success. The ad van, featuring an...

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With the help of Waffle, a dog smuggled to the UK from Slovakia, last month Dogs Trust hand delivered a letter to the Prime Minister, asking for the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill to be passed through Parliament.

Disappointment yet again as political games block crucial Animal Welfare Bill and dogs continue to suffer

DESPITE hopes being high that the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill would finally start to progress through Parliament, when MPs faced a binding vote brought by Labour, it has been...

Merseyside winners at health research and innovation awards

THE winners have been announced at an event recognising the best innovators and researchers in health and care in Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and South Cumbria. The North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards is the only health awards event for the Region, run by...

Do not miss the Ainsdale Show this Weekend! (1 July 2023)

THE local station Mighty Radio will be hosting and running the Event Arena this weekend at the Ainsdale Village Show. This will be the events 101st event and it is FREE to visit. Yes, no tickets required and no charges taken to enter the show ground. The event this year is bigger and will be very different from previous years. Please do pop along and show your support...

North West Ambulance Service recognised for excellence in digitising, connecting and transforming health and care

NORTH West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has been recognised with a national accolade at the inaugural HSJ Digital Awards, recognising outstanding contribution to healthcare. The trust took home the:- 'Enhancing...'


HETAS Unveils Hot Tips in preparation for the winter months

AS the days of summer continue to heat up, thoughts of preparation for the autumn and winter seasons may be far from your mind. However, being prepared for the colder months ahead..

Biggest 90s 00s Disco heading to M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool this December

THIS December, Biggest Disco will be mashing it up at M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool to host the hottest 90s 00s party! Their line-up of belting Europop and dance acts includes the mighty Vengaboys; 2 Unlimited, Basshunter, Eiffel 65, No 1 chart topper DJ Sash 90's disco favourites:- Alice DJ, Haddaway, N Trance, Urban Cookie...

Amanda Clark-Price returns to the ArtHouse with:- "Contrasts"

FOR her 2nd solo exhibition at the ArtHouse in Southport, Burscough based mixed media artist, Amanda Clark-Price, is providing visitors with a further view into the inner workings of her creative mind where her inventiveness and subtlety results in imagery of extraordinary depth...


"Every 5 hours someone is killed on our roads... It's not just a Policing issue, it's an everyone issue!" says Police Chief at national conference

ON Tuesday 20 June 2023, road safety charity Brake held its inaugural:- 'After the crash conference' to showcase excellence in post crash care. Nearly...


National Charity Revitalise Celebrates 60 Years of Respite Care at event in Southport

REVITALISE, the national charity which provides respite care in a holiday setting for disabled people and their carers, celebrated 60 years of service yesterday with a gala event at Meols Hall, Southport. Guests, volunteers...

Film maker dedicates Hollywood debut to Liverpool grandfather

A rising star of the filmmaking industry is dedicating his Hollywood debut to his late grandfather from Liverpool. Sai Karan Talwar is about to grace the dizzy heights of Hollywood with his...

Liverpool gets ready to raise the curtain on 80th Battle of Atlantic Commemorations

CARE England, the largest and most diverse representative body for independent providers of adult social...

Sefton supports full refurbishment of Southport Pier

THE 2nd longest pier in the country closed in December 2022 for health and safety reasons and Sefton Council has now said it:- "must remain closed until the full refurbishment project is completed." This is a devastating blow to Southport tourism industry given the Pier's popularity and iconic status. Back in May, Sefton Council hit back at a suggestion online that the Pier...


Jobs, investment, volunteering and donations... Report reveals huge benefits of Mayor Rotheram's social value pledge to local communities

MAYOR Steve Rotheram's commitment to spread social value across the Liverpool City Region has helped to create new jobs, investment, voluntary work and donations, according to a...

Student from Liverpool Life Sciences UTC School wins award in national Big Bang competition

A student from Liverpool Life Sciences UTC School, has been crowned as a winner of the prestigious:- 'Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition.' Ryan Parry won the 'Senior Science 2023' category in the finals of The Competition, with their...

1st of its kind dog social club opens in Wirral!

A new 1st of its kind dog social club has opened in Wirral! The huge 6,000 sq. ft. centre has opened on:- Champions Business Park, in Upton, Merseyside, and offers doggy day care, dog training, a huge play centre, a ball pond, an outdoors play field, a groom room, a holistic therapy room, a shop...

Expert claims:- "Councils are not prepared for surge in demand for home EV charge point installation!"

IN another blow for the Government's EV ambitions, concerns are growing over Local Councils' ability to enable electric vehicle (EV) charging in...


Merseyside School makes waves at national awards

SHAKESPEARE North Playhouse project by Knowsley Council has been...

Shakespeare North Playhouse wins top Regional planning award

SHAKESPEARE North Playhouse project by Knowsley Council has been unveiled as this year's winner of the Royal Town Planning Institute's (RTPI) North West Awards for Planning Excellence. A 10 year vision to deliver a world class...

TUC - number of workers on zero hours contracts up by 33% in the North West since 2020

THE number of workers on zero hours contracts in the North West has increased by a third according to new analysis published by the TUC. The analysis official of statistics shows...

Landlords in the North West committed to investing in energy efficiency

25% of landlords in the North West say they're planning to spend between:- £200,000 and £500,000, to improve the energy efficiency of their portfolio according to new research from relationship bank Handelsbanken...


£21 million funding boost to roll out artificial intelligence across the NHS and help cut waiting lists

NHS staff will be given the latest artificial intelligence (AI) technology to diagnose and treat patients more quickly thanks to a new £21 million fund announced by the Health and...

£11m awarded to NHS in the North West for cutting edge research equipment

MORE than £11 million has today been awarded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to NHS organisations in the North West to pay for cutting-edge research equipment and technology. The...

Archbishop of Liverpool declares open new wing of modern slavery safe house

THE Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool, Malcolm McMahon, has declared open the new wing of a Medaille Trust safe house which will provide refuge for 8 more victims of modern slavery. The safe house in Merseyside is 1 of 10...




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