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Robbery at Southport’s Little Theatre

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Photo: Do you recognise this man? Police would like to speak to this man after a break in at Southport Little Theatre on Hoghton Street last night? Unfortunately, The Little Theatre Southport was subject to a robbery yesterday evening, Thursday 23 March. Staff aft the theatre have said “The police have been informed and we… Read more »

Southport Wins National Tourism Award

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Sefton Council’s Tourism Team has been recognised after Southport was named the UK’s most coach-friendly destination at the British Coach Tourism Awards 2017. The town saw off stiff competition from Beverley, Bournemouth, Plymouth, Poole and Wells to win the award for ‘Coach Friendly Destination of the Year’. The award recognises a town, city or region… Read more »

Drivers escape unhurt from Marine Drive smash

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Drivers escape unhurt from Marine Drive smash Three cars collided into each other on Marine Drive earlier tonight (Thursday 23 March) Emergency services were called around 5:45pm to reports of a three car shunt on Marine Drive, Southport. It’s thought all occupants managed to escape with only relatively minor injures Although the road was not… Read more »

BMW seized in Southport – No insurance

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BMW seized in Southport – No insurance Merseyside police seized the BMW above in Southport this morning and the driver reported as they did not have a valid policy of motor insurance, Thursday 23 March 2017. Driving without insurance is illegal and, some would say, immoral. But the threats of driving bans, fines and penalty… Read more »

Ainsdale Biker Chick Goes SkyDiving

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Ainsdale woman Suzi Ferdinand will take a Skydive to help raise funds towards a new Cancer Hospital at Clatterbridge because Like many others her Daddy is fighting Cancer. Here is Suzi’s story My beloved Daddy has had a really unlucky time of it in the past couple of years. He is only 62 years-old and… Read more »

Everton move a step closer to securing new state-of-the-art stadium after agreeing deal to buy land at Bramley Moore Dock

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Everton have agreed a deal to acquire land on which to build a new £300m stadium in Liverpool. The top flight club and landowners Peel Holdings have reached agreement on the Bramley Moore Dock site near the River Mersey. It was announced as the preferred site for the club’s proposed new stadium in January. Planning permission… Read more »

Southport Heritage Trails

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Sefton Council, in partnership with Historic England, have launched a set of new heritage trails for Waterloo and Southport. This work has been part of the Heritage at Risk project in partnership with Historic England and the trails cover 5 of the Conservation Areas currently on the national Heritage at Risk Register. The projects’ focus… Read more »

Edge Hill PR students suffered injuries in today’s Westminster terror attack

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Students from Edge Hill University have been injured in the terror attack in London. A spokesperson for the University says four students have suffered injuries. One student is being treated for head injuries. One for injuries to their arm and another two have been classed as ‘walking wounded’ Travis Frain from Darwen was also injured…. Read more »

Call for action to tidy up eyesore council buildings

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Photo: Cllr David Barton Call for action to tidy up eyesore council buildings A leading campaigner for the restoration and regeneration of Southport has called for action to improve eyesore Sefton Council buildings which are creating a bad impression of the town. Cllr David Barton, who represents Dukes Ward, said that the work to tidy up the… Read more »

MATCH PREVIEW | York City v Southport

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York City V Southport

MATCH PREVIEW | York City v Southport Almost five years ago to the day, Southport travelled to York City for a game that had major connotations in the race for the play offs, with promotion to the Football League looking a genuine possibility. Now the two sides face each other again, both needing three points… Read more »

New Directions Celebrate Achievements Of Employees At Staff Award Event

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New Directions Celebrate Achievements Of Employees At Staff Award Event Sefton’s leading adult social care provider paid tribute to the exceptional achievements of its employees at the organisation’s second staff awards event this week. The New Directions Annual Achievers evening was held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Southport, and hosted by Simon Smithies who… Read more »

Challenging stigma around TB on World TB Day

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To mark World TB Day on 24 March, health professionals at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are challenging the taboo around Tuberculosis (TB). Led by the World Health Organisation, World TB Day is held every year on 24 March to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of the disease and counter the stigma around… Read more »

MATCH PREVIEW | Braintree Town v Southport

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Southport’s task on Saturday is to pick themselves up from last weekend’s heart-breaking defeat to Torquay United. The Sandgrounders visit Braintree Town, where they have enjoyed some success in recent years, and will be hoping to register the first victory of the Andy Preece era. Southport find themselves bottom of the table, eight points adrift… Read more »

Move to declare war on dog fouling by transferring wardens away parking enforcement

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Move to declare war on dog fouling by transferring wardens away parking enforcement A resort councillor has declared war on dog fouling across Southport and called for wardens to be transferred away from parking enforcement to help tackle the problem. Cllr David Barton, a leading campaigner for the restoration and regeneration of the town, revealed… Read more »

Ainsdale man jailed for hoax calls

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Ainsdale man jailed for hoax calls Officers from Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service have welcomed the sentence of Alan Spencer, 56 years of Woodvale Road, Ainsdale. Spencer was sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment at South Sefton Magistrates Court on Friday, 11 March after pleading guilty to making hoax calls to Merseyside Fire… Read more »

Emma’s in the doghouse – for Red Nose Day!

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Photo: Emma Fraser Emma’s in the doghouse – for Red Nose Day! As part of Red Nose Day 2017, Emma Fraser, who works at the K9 Comforts Dog Training Centre in Formby, will spend all day on Tuesday March 21, locked up in a kennel… to feel the way her canine companions do. Emma, 37,… Read more »

Nominate your NHS hero in 2017 Pride Awards

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Picture shows staff from the Medical Day Unit at Southport hospital who were winners of the People’s Choice Award in 2016. Nominate your NHS hero in 2017 Pride Awards  Do you know a member of staff working at our hospitals or community health services who deserves special recognition? Members of the public are being invited… Read more »

Amazing job opportunities at Pleasureland Southport

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Photo: Norman Wallis Amazing job opportunities at Pleasureland Southport Pleasureland boss Norman Wallis is calling on people from across Southport and Sefton to take part in an amazing job opportunity. 2The promenade based attraction will hold a huge recruitment drive this week in a bid to get more and more people signed up to work at… Read more »

Mourinho heads to Southport to learn Rostov lessons

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Manchester United are preparing for their second leg Europa League clash against FC Rostov – by finding out about the last team to face the Russians. Sunday league side High Park FC are the last and only other English club to play FC Rostov, nearly fifty years ago. In 1968 during the cold war, a hearty… Read more »

Over £10,000 worth of mobility equipment stolen in Southport raid

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Over £10,000 worth of mobility equipment stolen in Southport raid Over £10,000 worth of mobility equipment has been stolen in a bizarre overnight raid on a Cambridge Arcade shop. Overnight police were called to Mobility World after staff discovered that thousands of pounds worth of equipment was taken in a daring raid. Police are investigating… Read more »

Southport sign Sengalese striker

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TRANSFERS | Striker Jean-Charles Coly Signs Southport FC can confirm the arrival of 23 year-old Sengalese forward Jean-Charles Coly from French side Football Saint Medard En Jalles, following confirmation of his international clearance this morning. Coly will be available to Andy Preece for selection when Torquay United visit the Merseyrail Community Stadium tomorrow.   Submit… Read more »

A good signal rejected by a united local neighbourhood

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Photo: Anti-mast campaigner councillor David Barton A good signal rejected by a united local neighbourhood  Mobile phone bosses for O2 and Vodafone are left ‘disappointed’ after Sefton Council rejected a scheme to have a new telephone mast erected in Birkdale. The telecom giants wanted to put up a signal- boosting mast near to the One… Read more »

CCTV Images released following Southport shop window smash

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CCTV Images released following Southport shop window smash CCTV images have been released after a gang of youths allegedly broke Jaspers Sweet Shop window in Cambridge Arcade (Friday 2 February 2017). Four youths; two boys and two girls, were spotted by drinkers at the nearby Tap and Bottles and chased away. Can you help identify… Read more »

KGV Students explore Parisian Art & Culture

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KGV Students explore Parisian Art & Culture ICONIC paintings and world famous landmarks were viewed by KGV students when they jetted out to Paris. The gifted group of 20 French A level and Art students got up close to paintings and sculptures by Manet, Monet, and Picasso as well as the Mona Lisa. They were… Read more »

Federation of Small Business hits out at Therea May’s’ Broken Promises

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Federation of Small Business hits out at Therea May’s’ Broken Promises The Federation of Small Buisness (FSB) has kicked hard at the Conservatives for penalising the self-employed in the latest Budget presented to Parliament.  Speaking just before the General Election, David Cameron could not have been clearer that a Tory government would NOT raise National… Read more »

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