WATCH: Were you on the Southport Party scene between 1989 and 2001?

December 10th, 2016 in News

WATCH: Were you on the Southport Party scene between 1989 and 2001. If the answer was yes, are you on the videos that Steven Spencer recored inside local raves and club nights? Take a look back at videos below. old school rave Marquee Party Formby 1989 Southport/ formby Uk 1989 old school rave in a… Read more »


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MATCH REPORT | Farsley Celtic 0 – 4 Southport, Buildbase FA Trophy

December 10th, 2016 in News, Sports

MATCH REPORT | Farsley Celtic 0 – 4 Southport, Buildbase FA Trophy Having recently paid tribute to Paul Futcher, their former player-manager, it was perhaps fitting that Southport registered a comprehensive win in the Buildbase FA Trophy. Futcher, who passed away a fortnight ago, is remembered for guiding the Sandgrounders to their only appearance at… Read more »


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Residents warned not to fall foul of festive frauds this Christmas

December 10th, 2016 in News

The 12 online frauds of Christmas In the countdown to Christmas millions of people living across the UK will go online to buy presents for friends and family, search for holidays, book tickets for a big gig or send an electronic Christmas card. What many do not realise is the hidden threat we now face… Read more »


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Planned road works in the North West – Monday 12 to 18 December 2016

December 10th, 2016 in News

Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 12 to Sunday 18 December 2016 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 9 December and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is… Read more »


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Pete McDowell book signing at Broadhursts bookshop

December 10th, 2016 in News

Photo: Crowds gather for the Pete McDowell book launch Pete McDowell book signing at Broadhursts bookshop  Pete McDowell is at currently signing copies of his eagerly awaited first book. Crowds of people have turned up at Broadhursts of Southport this morning to get there hands on his first book. Pete will be signing books at the shop on… Read more »


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Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood in the mix in UBS Hong Kong Open

December 10th, 2016 in News, Sports

Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood in the mix in UBS Hong Kong Open Southport’s Tommy Feetwood is two shots back as he goes into tomorrows fourth and final round in UBS Hong Kong Open. Tommy carded a -3 par 67 todays third round. If Tommy finishes 3rd or better he will be back in top 100 in the… Read more »


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Southport’s late night shopping will continue!!

December 10th, 2016 in News

Southport’s late night shopping will continue The third late-night Christmas shopping will take place on Thursday, December 15 December. Southport’s late night Christmas shopping kicked off  a couple of weeks ago. Shops along Wesley Street, Chapel Street and the surrounding area will open until 8pm Thursday December 15. The majority of residents have criticised that the… Read more »


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Golfing world pays tribute to Harold Swash

December 10th, 2016 in News, Sports

Golfing world pays tribute to Harold Swash The golfing world has paid tribute to Southport resident who passed away earlier this week. Harold Swash was involved in the golf industry for over 40 years as a coach, designer of putters and training aids. Born in Birmingham, and a proud supporter of Aston Villa Football Team… Read more »


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Southport festive jumpers will raise cash for Sefton good causes

December 9th, 2016 in News

Southport festive jumpers will raise cash for Sefton good causes People who live and work in Sefton are being invited to don their favourite Christmas jumpers next week to raise money for good causes in the borough. Sefton 4 Good is running its Jumpers 4 Good campaign on Tuesday 20th December when individuals, members of voluntary, community… Read more »


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Darts night raises £15,000 for CLF

December 9th, 2016 in News

Darts night raises £15,000 for CLF The event, which was organised by David Barron, was a huge success with 160 people attending the event at the Ramada Hotel on Friday, November 11. David Barron, an ambassador of Community Link Foundation, organised the event, which was sponsored by Anthony James Estate Agents. Russ Bray compered the… Read more »


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CCTV images release after Ormskirk Superdrug theft

December 9th, 2016 in News

Do you know these people? We are looking to speak to them in connection with a Theft from Superdrug in Ormskirk town centre on Friday 9th December 2016 at approximately 12:45pm. We are asking for anyone who has any information to contact Police on tel. 101 quoting log number: LC-20161209-0635, or anonymously on CrimeStoppers 0800… Read more »


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Salmon Conference

December 9th, 2016 in News

Scarthwaite Country House Hotel Crook O’Lune, Lancaster, LA2 9HR Tea and Coffee served from 10.30am meeting begins 11.00am and finishes 3.00pm Buffet Lunch will also be served The agenda will concentrate on actions to improve salmon stocks. Speakers will include: · Judy Proctor, Environment Agency Manager for Salmon Five Point Approach · Mark Lloyd, Chief… Read more »


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Sefton Council reveal Christmas service schedule for residents

December 9th, 2016 in News

Sefton Council reveal Christmas service schedule for residents During Christmas and New Year, Sefton Council will provide restricted services as most staff are required to take unpaid leave as part of a series of cost-saving measures. But residents can still access a range of information and transactions via the council website – sefton.gov.uk This includes checking… Read more »


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Southport’s outdoor cinema returns with Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life

December 9th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Southport’s outdoor cinema returns with Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life Join us on Saturday 17th December for Christmas activities, carol singing, food, crafts and a screening of it’s a wonderful life.donations of £2 will be collected and all monies raised will go to (The friends of Kings Gardens) as a registered charity to help… Read more »


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Facts and fun on the menu at Southport Primary school healthy eating event

December 9th, 2016 in News

Facts and fun on the menu at Southport Primary school healthy eating event Both facts and fun were on the menu when children from three Southport primary schools took part in an event highlighting the importance of healthy eating and exercise recently. The day was held at the recently opened Jump Warehouse trampoline centre at… Read more »


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Nightingale Choir sing Sunday & Monday

December 9th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Christmas is a busy time for the Nightingale Choir, who have a couple of events coming up.  Firstly, this coming Sunday, 11th December, they are performing a selection of Christmas music at the Christmas opening event at Sooty’s Plants in Tarleton, between 2pm and 3pm. Then on Monday 12th December, they will be providing a… Read more »


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Hero vet saves puppy’s life in the back of a car!

December 9th, 2016 in News

Hero vet saves puppy’s life in the back of a car! A heroic vet from Ormskirk is being showered with praise after she rushed out to help save a puppy’s life. The vet, from Ormskirk Northway Vets had to make a mad dash to the backseat of a Southport woman’s car when her French Mastiff… Read more »


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Manchester Road traders receive a Sefton Council Christmas sparkle

December 9th, 2016 in News

Manchester Road traders receive a Sefton Council Christmas sparkle Manchester Road traders have been given support from Sefton Council to create a touch of sparkle over christmas. Louise Hankinson-Everatt who owns V.I.P Hair Emporium said: “I got a call from Sefton council offering support funds to create a christmas sparkle along the shopping area in… Read more »


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Boozed up driver arrested after crashing into Burscough traffic lights

December 9th, 2016 in News

Boozed up driver arrested after crashing into Burscough traffic lights  Yesterday evening (Thursday 8 December), police were called to a road traffic collision on Liverpool Road involving 1 vehicle that had collided with traffic lights at a pedestrian crossing. The driver was found be over the legal alcohol limit and was arrested at scene. No… Read more »


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Woodvale’s Liverpool Road Bottleneck – when will it be sorted out?

December 9th, 2016 in News

When are councillors and the authorities going to address the issue of traffic coming into Southport off the Formby Bypass at Woodvale? For years, north travelling motorists have struggled for position when entering the bottleneck that forms on Liverpool Road, opposite Woodvale Road. Cars in the left hand lane are frequently bullied by more reckless… Read more »


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Extortionate Southport business rates forces another shop closure

December 9th, 2016 in News

Photo: Aphrodite and Adonis on Eastbank Street Whopping Southport business rates forces another closure   A lingerie store which open opened in May this year less than a year is set to close its doors on Sunday, December 11. Aphrodite and Adonis on Eastbank Street in Southport will be closing its Eastbank street store. The store… Read more »


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Warning after daylight burglary in Larkfield Lane, Southport

December 8th, 2016 in News

Warning after daylight burglary in Larkfield Lane, Southport Residents are asked to be vigilant following a burglary on Larkfield Lane, Southport this affternoon, Thursday 8 December 2016. Support and Advice about Burglary We understand how upsetting and frightening being burgled can be. Most burglars pick houses that look empty or insecure. There are a number of things you… Read more »


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Lord Street Sainsbury’s will be axed when Kew megastore opens

December 8th, 2016 in News

Lord Street Sainsbury’s will be axed when Kew megastore opens After years of uncertainty, campaigners who wanted to block the plan were left disappointed after it was decided to approve the plan which will see the supermarket and petrol station take over the current Homebase site. The Secretary of State confirmed that the appeal by… Read more »


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Development framework fails to tackle key problems with retail sector and parking

December 8th, 2016 in News

Development framework fails to tackle key problems with retail sector and parking Cllr David Barton, a leading campaigner for the restoration and regeneration of Southport, said the new development framework failed to deal with key issues which were prevented the town from flourishing. He said that these included providing a boost for the retail sector… Read more »


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O Come, All Ye Faithful to the King’s Gardens Christmas Special

December 8th, 2016 in News

O Come, All Ye Faithful to the King’s Gardens Christmas Special It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at King’s Gardens, Southport with new art and an outdoor screening of a classic yuletide movie sprinkling some festive cheer over the week ahead. Taking place on Saturday, December 17, the gardens will be transformed into a… Read more »


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Body Cameras for Southport Door Staff

December 8th, 2016 in News

Body Cameras for Southport Door Staff Bars and clubs in Southport town centre are being offered the use of the latest Body-Worn cameras as part of the latest initiative by Southport Business Improvement District (BID) to help deter alcohol related disorder and anti-social behaviour. The BID has joined forces with the police and Sefton Council… Read more »


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The new revamped Rueters opens tonight

December 8th, 2016 in News

Photo: Sinclair and wife Laura Rueters on Hoghton Street is back on the map  Rueters owner’s Sinclair and wife Laura have spoken token OTSNew.co.uk ahead of re-opening this evening, Thursday 8 December 2016. Sinclair said: “This is the first time we are doing it on our own. We were previosly managers at The Bold in Churchtown” “The… Read more »


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Another Coastal Road Crash in Ainsdale

December 8th, 2016 in News

Another Coastal Road Crash in Ainsdale A collision between two cars occurred this morning near to Pontins, Thursday 8 December 2016. The accident occurred between an Isuzu and a Ford during heavy commuter traffic this morning. Ambulance crews were called to the scene but it is not yet known the degree of any injuries suffered… Read more »


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The WWG Blog, From the beginning……

December 8th, 2016 in News

Photo: Damian Judge The WWG Blog – 7th December 2016 From the beginning… Welcome to Blog No 1 of the Will Writing Guild on our brand new website. We hope you find it enlightening and enjoyable. Our director Stephen Judge started in the Will Writing business in 1988 by travelling around the North West encouraging people… Read more »


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Government gives Southport Sainsburys Superstore ‘the go-ahead’

December 8th, 2016 in News

Government gives Southport Sainsburys Superstore ‘the go-ahead’ The Government has approved Southport’s controversial Meols Cop retail park Sainsbury’s superstore application. Town Centre Lib Dem Councillor Tony Dawson, who appeared at the Public Inquiry in opposition to the planned development, says: “Last night at the Southport Area Committee, residents and councillors discussed the fact that Sefton… Read more »


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“Awesome” R.E.M tribute band heads for Southport’s Fox and goose

December 8th, 2016 in News, Whats On

“Awesome” R.E.M heads for Southport’s Fox and goose Celebrate the best of R.E.M. as tribute band heads for the Fox and goose, Southport. Legendary R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has called the band “awesome” R.E.M. disbanded in 2011 but Stipe continue to step up to honour the songs and style of R.E.M having been named after… Read more »


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A Southport law firm partners with University in landmark innovation project

December 8th, 2016 in News

A Southport law firm partners with University in landmark innovation project Fletchers Solicitors, the UK’s leading medical negligence and serious injury law firm, has partnered with the University of Liverpool as part of a landmark project to develop future tech innovations for the legal sector.  As part of the project, Fletchers Solicitors is recruiting two… Read more »


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Readers capture stunning pink sky above Southport

December 8th, 2016 in News

Photo: By Matthew Rycraft Readers capture stunning pink sky above Southport Did you see colourful lights in the sky above Southport last night? Matthew Rycraft captured this purple sky from kew, looking out towards Ormskirk. The phenomenon appears to be an aurora, sometimes referred to as the northern lights. It is a natural light display in the sky,… Read more »


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Forces Support Superstore opens today

December 8th, 2016 in News

Photo: Forces Support Superstore, King Street, Southport Forces Support Superstore opens today Forces Support Superstore opens today (Thursday 8 December) after relocating from Kew estate. Why not pop and pick up a FANTASTIC bargain or donate unwanted Furniture, Clothing, Bric-A-Brac or Electricals. HOUSE CLEARANCES, FREE COLLECTION **WE SELL NEW BEDS** Opens at 10am on Thursday… Read more »


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Christmas in the Archives – Formby Library Talk

December 8th, 2016 in News

Christmas in the Archives – Formby Library Talk The next monthly talk at Formby Library will be on Wednesday, December 14 when Roger Hull, Research Officer at Liverpool Record Office, will discuss “Christmas in the Archives”. Roger will be explaining about the diverse collection of records held there, from workhouses, street directories, church records, maps… Read more »


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