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Café Varley On London Street Southport Set To Open Monday 27th July

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Photo: Café Varley, London Street Café Varley is intending to open to the public on Monday 27th July, all being well with the fit out. Café Varley will be a breakfast and daytime modern café and take away serving chef prepared fresh food and drinks. … New Bistro opening in London Street Southport A BISTRO serving up… Read more »

North Meols Councillor defends his care home after critical CQC report

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Photo: Failing Care Home Southview Lodge on Station Road in Hesketh Bank A care home has been told to make a series of improvements after failing four out of five key assessment targets. Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) made an unannounced visit to Southview Lodge in Station Road, Hesketh Bank, and deemed it was… Read more »

Gazebos can be rented for £20 per day at Southport Market (otsnews.tv)

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Southport market has this week kick-started its ‘open season’ Gazebos can be rented for £20 per day (or just £30 for two), to new or existing stall-holders looking to pitch up in the market foyer. The outdoor market will run every Tuesday until September, with a special produce market on Chapel Street on Thursdays Customers can… Read more »

14-Year-old boy has bike stolen after being pushed off (Churchtown)

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Photo: Stolen Cube bike Mother pleas for the return sons bike, Monday 22 June 2015 Mother Kim Owens said: “My 14 year old son has just had his bike stolen whilst riding down Balmoral Drive Churchtown by a man in blue jacket and jeans who pushed him off then rode off on it down Preston… Read more »

A Southport Councillor’s Call to speed up Disability Payments

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Photo: Dukes Ward Councillor Tony Dawson, Deputy Leader of Liberal Democrat Group Many people with major disabilities have waited far too long for their Personal Independence Payments to be processed, say local Lib Dems. Councillor Dawson, local Lib Dem Health & Adult Care spokesperson, is disappointed in a recent High Court case where two disabled… Read more »

Job vacancies – Domiciliary care workers required for Formby area and surrounds

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Assured Care (NW) Ltd – Staff required at Assured Care  Domiciliary care workers required for Formby area and surrounds – both community calls and companionship. *Pay rates are above industry standard- week/weekend work and evenings *Car drivers preferred If you  are interested in the exciting opportunities at  Assured Care you can get in touch via the… Read more »


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Photo: Paul Nuttall Local MEP Paul Nuttall is urging Southport to support the town having its own council. A campaign for such a body to restore the control of Southport into the hands of the town’s residents has been launched and an on-line petition set up. Mr Nuttall, UKIP deputy leader, said: “Historically the majority of… Read more »

Southport Rubish Friends

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Pupils at primary schools in Southport have taken part in a special art project to raise awareness of littering. School children were asked to design a poster advertising ‘Rubbish Friends’ – a local initiative aimed at encouraging people of all ages to dispose of their waste responsibly. Rubbish Friends was introduced in 2012 by councillors Pat Keith and Sue McGuire in a bid to decrease… Read more »

KGV teacher needs your help to raise £1000 for Meningitis Help

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Photo: Darren Brookfield Darren’s  Story As some of you already know, recently I was taken ill. What I first thought to be a common bug ended up being a debilitating form of septicaemia (caused by the bacteria staphylococcus) and pneumonia and following a stint in intensive care, I was given various antibiotics to fight off… Read more »

Dave’s Tyres & Exhausts (Southport) is open this May Bank Holiday Weekend!

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Dave’s Tyres & Exhausts (Southport) is open on May Bank Holiday! Dave’s Tyres & Exhausts on Norwood Road, Southport, is open Bank Holiday weekend from-Friday – Saturday, Monday Tuesday etc. So if you have a  problem with your tyres etc you can pop in to Dave’s anytime. Dave’s Tyres & Exhausts also boasts a new accessory shop… Read more »

Take The Chicken Challenge

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Sefton Council is supporting this year’s Food Safety Week campaign by asking residents to take the Chicken Challenge. The annual campaign, run by the Food Standards Agency, highlights good practice and this year asks people to follow some simple rules when preparing chicken. In a recent Food Standards Agency (FSA) poll almost three quarters (73%) of people… Read more »

Charity Car Wash Washes Up A Total Of £358.72

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By Julie Wickham Charity Car Wash Saturday 9 May – The Library in the Gardens A total of £358.72 was raised, which is being shared 50/50 between the Library in the Gardens and the Firefighters Charity. Over 70 cars were washed. Volunteers from The Library in the Gardens and the Fire Fighters washed the cars, a… Read more »

Southport welcomes pot hole programme

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Photo: London Street Local Councillors have welcomed the announcement by the Coalition government of details of Pot Hole repair funding for each of the next six years. A record £6 billion will be spent on tackling potholes and improving local roads between 2015 and 2021, the government has just announced. The total investment, amounting to… Read more »

Southport and Sefton – the Party positions

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Five of the six political parties who are contesting elections in Southport have put forward their position on the Southport/Sefton issue and all five of them are different.   Southport Labour Party are the simplest. They tend to agree with anything that the Bootle Labour Party, who presently rule us, say which means leaving things… Read more »

Southport school girl raises £100 in aid of North Meols Library Association

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Photo: Charlotte Coward Aside from raising money for the Community Link Foundation and Comic Relief last week, Churchtown Primary School saw fundraising taking place for another worthy cause thanks to one of their Year 5 pupils, Charlotte Coward. Charlotte managed to raise over £100 all by herself through a sponsored 24 hour silence, in aid… Read more »

The Guardian says vote Lib Dem in places like Southport

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The Guardian has today given its editorial view on the General Election. While in most places the paper supports Labour, in places like Southport, where the Labour Party have now drifted out to be 125-to-1 rank outsiders, the paper say: ” …the next Commons would be enhanced by the presence of Lib Dem MPs to insist… Read more »

Hesketh Colts Girls will now be packing their own bags to Spain

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Hesketh Colts girls football team was today bag packing in Tesco at Kew, Saturday 2 May 2015. Diane Whittle said: “We are raising money to take the girls to L’estsrtit Costa Brava Spain to take part in a football tournament. The girls have recently been crowned champions of the West Lancs Girls League. We have… Read more »