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

  .Sign up to get our FREE email news bulletins.  


News Report Page 3 of 14
Publication Date:-
News reports located on this page = 2.

Artist Returns to Birkenhead after 20 Years with a New Exhibition at Williamson Art Gallery

2 decades since he last lived and worked in Merseyside, artist David Clapham is returning to Birkenhead with a new exhibition:- 'The River Runs Through,' at Williamson Art Gallery.

Harrogate born Clapham lived in Birkenhead Park for twelve years in the 1980's and 90's, including 6 years in Birkenhead Cricket Club. He made a significant contribution to the arts on Merseyside, as a Fine Art Lecturer at John Moores University for over 20 years, and as a freelance filmmaker working for a variety of broadcast media including:- Granada TV. It was Clapham who invited Yoko Ono to Liverpool to perform her famous:- 'Music of the Mind happening' at Bluecoat Chambers, in:- 1967. In 1976 he went on to co-found and manage the Bridewell Artists Studio complex, still thriving today, on Prescott Street, in Liverpool.

The River Runs Through includes some of Clapham's most recent works, alongside selected pieces from over 2 decades of development. The recurrent images of water and rivers are unifying themes from different periods in his life and different places that he has lived and worked, including:- London and Portugal. The exhibition features work in a range of media, including ephemeral large hanging installations which play with transparency.

Although they are landscapes based on real locations, Clapham is interested in the feelings beyond what we see. He says that:- "I'm looking at nature through the lens of history and recollection that sets in motion a series of memories, such as of a moment in time, or a particular quality of light, that affects how we live and feel in a place. That series of associations represents true reality."

The River Runs Through will run at Williamson Art Gallery, running from:- 6 April to 15 June 2024.

Wirral Care Home rated Top 20 home in the North West

HC-One's Leighton Court in the Wirral, Merseyside, are celebrating success after residents and relatives voted them as 1 of the Top 20 recommended Care Homes in the North West in the CareHome.Co.UK Awards 2024.

CareHome.Co.UK, the UK's leading Care Home directory and comparison website, holds its annual Care Home Awards to recognise the top 20 rated Care Homes in each Region of the UK. These are based on individual review scores that CareHome.Co.UK have received from residents, and their friends, family and loved ones, demonstrating real life opinions and first-hand experiences from those most closely connected to the home.

Leighton Court received an overall rating of 9.8/10 based on independent reviews, in recognition of the high standards of care provided at the home; which provides residential and nursing services for the local community. The 47 bed home received a CQC rating:- 'Good' report in July 2021, demonstrating that the home is:- safe, effective, caring, and responsive.

HC-One is committed to providing the highest standards of care in every community they serve, which is demonstrated by their 9.5/10 average rating on the CareHome.Co.UK website; which is among the highest review scores across the Care Home sector.

Anne Lewis-McLoughlin, Home Manager, said:- "Our residents and their families, friends and loved ones are always at the heart of everything we do at Leighton Court and so it means the world to know that they recognise the dedication and kind care of the whole team; as reflected in their independent reviews on:- CareHome.Co.UK and our position as a Top 20 Care Home in the North West."

HC-One's Area Director, Jackie Jones said:- "I am delighted that Leighton Court have been announced as a winner of the CareHome.Co.UK Top 20 Award 2024 in the North West, based on independent reviews by those using our services over the past year. This is an amazing achievement, which reaffirms our mission to be the first-choice Care Home for residents, their loved ones, and our Colleagues in each of the communities we serve."

In total, 18 HC-One homes received awards for being among the Top 20 Care Homes in their respective Regions with 4 receiving awards for being in the Top 20 Care Homes in the North West of England.

Back Next
News Report Audio Copy
This Edition's Main Sponsor:- Holistic Realignment

This Edition's Main Sponsor:- Holistic Realignment - Your local, fully qualified sports therapist. Call now on:- 07870382109 to book an appointment.



Please support local businesses like:-
Purple Rain - 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:-


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.