Euro MP calls for criminal prosecutions in new market abuse rules Local Euro MP, Arlene McCarthy, Labour Spokesperson and Vice Chair of the European Parliaments Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee is calling for those responsible in the latest banking scandal to face criminal prosecutions. Arlene will meet Michel Barnier the European Commissioner for EU Banking… Read more »
Funeral of Southport soldier Matthew Cottrell The funeral of Matthew Cottrell takes place on Friday July 6th 2012 at HolyTrinity Church, Southport, Merseyside. The 24-year-old Southport soldier was killed by a coach as he walked back to base after a night in Dorset during the early hours of Saturday morning. Matt who was a… Read more »
The emergency services were called to Guildford Road, Birkdale, Southport, at approximately 5:15 pm tonight (Sunday 1st July 2012) following reports of a RTC. A silver coloured Ford collided with a bollard in the middle of Guildford Road. Paramedics arrived at the scene within minutes and treated the driver at the road side before transfering… Read more »
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Garden Party And Fund Raiser For Southport Sea Cadets On the Saturday 30 th of Jun. 2012 the Southport Sea Cadets returned to Cherry Tree Lodge to be presented with monies raised at the home’s Diamond Jubilee Garden Party which had been held on the 2 nd of June 2012. It had… Read more »
Police smash HGV window Southport Road, Scarisbrick Police were called to Southport Road, Scarisbrick, Lancashire, at approximately 10:00am this morning (Saturday 30th June 2012) following reports of an abandoned HGV parked up in a lay by. Concerned for the drivers wellbeing officers forced their way in to the cab by smashing the passenger window. The… Read more »
At 05.20 this morning (Saturday 30th June 2012) Southport Lifeboat crew were paged by Liverpool Coastguard. The Lifeboat was launched and two Quads were dispatched to search for a middle aged man reported to be up to his chest in water off Southport. After an urgent but brief search the casualty’s position was located and as… Read more »
Southport’s newest deli & Bar ‘Macy’s’ opened their doors to customers for the first time tonight. ‘Macy’s’ in Southport town centre is well worth a visit, the transformation from the rather dreary ccafe is amazing. The stylish establishment has opened in the heart of Southport town centre in Bath Street, near to the corner of… Read more »
Simon Grand is new Southport FC captain Simon Grand replaces Alan Moogan as captain of Southport Football Club. Moogan has taken on the role as player coach for the Haig Avenue outfit.
The interest and excitement surrounding the imminent official opening of Southport’s redeveloped market is growing as new traders move in to the freshly completed phase 2 of the project. During the last week, quality butcher Paul Reilly, fishmonger Kevin Peet, and Holmes-Smith Gourmet Foods among others have set up shop in the stunning Edwardian market… Read more »
An annual walking challenge, which this year visits parks across Sefton, is back by popular demand. The Every Park Counts event takes in 42 public green spaces, covering 48 miles over four Wednesdays throughout the summer. It is free to take part and every walker has their ‘Park Passport’ stamped at each location to prove… Read more »
Final Call for Artists The Waterfront Arts Project is calling for final submissions for its ‘OPEN’ exhibition which opens on 15th July. The Promenade-based gallery has seen a rapid surge in visitors from not only the North West but nationally too. Artists may submit work in any media but it must be available… Read more »
Southport golfer Billy Johnson made his 3rd hole in one this afternoon (Thursday 28th June 2012) on 6th hole at Southport Municipal Gol Club. He used a 7 iron on the par 3 (146 yds). Billy said “I’m playing my worse ever golf at the moment and really struggling with my game. As soon as… Read more »
Neighbourhood Watch Residents can now discover more about their local area through a new mapping tool on the Sefton Council website. The ‘My Neighbourhood’ service allows people to insert their post code and unearth a range of information including local events, GP surgeries, dentists, schools and leisure centres. There are also details about councillors and… Read more »
Southport Business Aims for DIY Award Success A world’s first in radiator covers RADWRAPS has been created over the last three years by a Southport company and this year is hoping for success at the DIY awards. It all began back in January 2009 when redecorating a living room. Having finished the room the bland… Read more »
Staff at Southport’s Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre and Southport Community Service Station held a number of events as part of Carers Week 2012. Carers Week highlights the vital work done by those who provide care for someone who is ill, frail or disabled. The charities who organise the awareness week campaign for… Read more »
The producers of Southport’s Got Talent are inviting acts and individuals to enter the original and best search for bright new talent in our town. One thousand pound is up for grabs for this year’s winner, plus the chance to perform at the Southport Christmas Lights Switch On in front of thousands of people on… Read more »
Southport was struck with a sand storm overnight (Wed/Thurs 28th June 2012). Local residents woke up this morning (Thursday) to find their vehicles, windows and other surfaces covered in tiny particals of sand and rain drops. The storms are produced by atmospheric low pressure cells
In January this year Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority approved a new risk-based approach to responding to Automatic Fire Alarms (AFA). Two communications events were held at Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service’s headquarters in Bridle Road, Bootle, about a new policy for Automatic Fire Alarms set to be introduced in Merseyside. An event on June… Read more »
Contractors started demolishing Southport Community Fire Station main building today (Wednesday 27th June 2012). The Fire Station Crest and the fire pole are going to be donated to a museum by MF&RS at a later date. The crest crown was accidentally broken in half during demolition works.
Yesterday, three times British Champion, European Team Champion and World Bronze medallist, Dan Purvis met with Countrywide UPVC and Total Glass to accept a new front door on behalf of his home club Southport YMCA Gymnastics Club. Mike Campbell, director of Countrywide UPVC initiated this meeting by proposing to have his company install a new… Read more »
Organisers of this year’s re-scheduled Woodvale Rally have just announced new parking arrangements for the event. Parking for this year’s rally at Victoria Park on July 28 and 29 will now be at Birkdale Common where there will be a £2 charge with a free vintage bus service to the event. Council car parks will… Read more »
A project to improve public transport and cycle routes in deprived areas of Merseyside is to receive £20 million of government funding. The North West will benefit from a total of four carbon-cutting, growth-boosting local transport schemes after £57 million of government funding was given the green light today by Transport Minister Norman Baker. The… Read more »
Sefton Council Road Sweepers face the axe Dozens of Sefton Council road sweepers face the boot if plans go ahead to buy new motorised vehicles. Sefton MBC is currently testing a couple of new vehicles to reduce man power and save money. It’s a worrying time for Sefton MBC employees and their families.
Contractors have demolished Southport Community Fire Station main offices. As you can see in the aerial photograph above the main bulding is still standing but will be flattened over the next couple of days.
UKTI CELEBRATE BEST OF THE NORTH WEST’S EXPORTERS AT QUEEN’S AWARD EVENT The best of the North West’s exporters gathered today in Cheshire to pledge their support for UK Trade & Investment’s Export Challenge. Seventeen of the twenty North West winners of the 2012 Queen’s Award for International Trade attended a celebratory lunch event in… Read more »
Southport Rocks no more! Southport Rocks Music Festival will not be taking place this year organisers have confirmed. There was not enough people coming through the gates at last years festival due to inclement weather and the recession taking hold. Fundraising events will take place on a smaller scale this year for the Vital Sounds… Read more »
Southport golfers Lee Slattery & Matthew Baldwin are both through to 2012 Brithish Open Championship at Lytham. Both golfers qualified yesterday. Pictured above is Lee Slattery.
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service’s pink fire engine Lilly joined ladies at the Race for Life at Aintree. Lilly, which was unveiled last month and is the UK’s only pink working fire engine, attracted attention from scores of women, including Heidi Range of the Sugababes, who also ran in the 5K event. The appliance, which… Read more »
RTC – Child injured St Lukes Road, Southport A child was knocked down at the corner of St Lukes Road, and Hawkshead Street Bridge, Southport, at approximately 4:45pm this afternoon (Monday 25th June 2012). A rapid response ambulance arrived on scene within minutes and treated the injured child on the road. The child was then… Read more »
Southport Fire Station Update 25th June 2012 The main office building at Southport Community Fire Station is almost flattened. A JCB started knocking down the former station offices earlier today (Monday 25th June 2012). Work will start tomorrow on demolishing the fire station’s main building.
Attempted Burglary –Linaker Street,Southport Merseyside police are investigating an attempted break-in at a house in Linaker Street, Southport. The incident took place during the early hours of this morning (Monday 25th June 2012). The elderly resident was woken in the night by a man trying to force open an upstairs window with a spade. She… Read more »
Neighbourhood police officers have arrested a 50-year-old local man after cannabis plants were found at his business. The man was arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation after 36 plants were seized at a unit on Birkdale Trading Esate last Wednesday afternoon. Acting on information from the public that cannabis was being grown in the area,… Read more »
“Yaffé Photography has opened a stylish new studio on the corner of King St and Portland St in Southport. Since Paul Yaffé has taken semi-retirement to Spain, where he runs his other photography business in Marbella, Adam Yaffé and Sandra Carney are now at the helm of this impressive new studio. Still producing the… Read more »
Camra Beer Tax E-Petition Beer duty has risen 42% in the last three years. Enough is enough and CAMRA is campaigning for a long term freeze in beer duty. Successive above inflation increases in beer duty and the VAT rise to 20% has hit pub goers hard. On average, you now pay over £1… Read more »
Southport Soup Kitchen in London Street, Southport, is popular than ever with record numbers rising month after month. The Soup Kitchen provides food and warmth to the local homeless population, the Soup Kitchen is a joint churches initiative. They provide hot nourishing meals (stew with meat and veg) pudding, hot drinks and a supply… Read more »
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