Supporting carers in Southport

June 28th, 2012 in News

  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 »


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Southport’s Got Talent – Win £1000!

June 28th, 2012 in News

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 »


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Southport Sand Storm

June 28th, 2012 in News

 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


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MF&RS Meetings Held On New Alarm Policy

June 27th, 2012 in News

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 »


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Southport Fire Station UPDATE 27th June 2012

June 27th, 2012 in News

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.    


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Olympic Gymnastics medal prospect Dan Purvis

June 27th, 2012 in News

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 »


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WOODVALE RALLY PARKING ARRANGEMENTS 2012

June 27th, 2012 in News

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 »


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MERSEYSIDE GETS £20 MILLION TRANSPORT BOOST

June 27th, 2012 in News

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 »


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Sefton Council Road Sweepers face the axe

June 26th, 2012 in News

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.


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Southport Fire Station UPDATE 26th June 2012

June 26th, 2012 in News

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.


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BEST OF THE NORTH WEST’S EXPORTERS AT QUEEN’S AWARD EVENT

June 26th, 2012 in News

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 »


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Southport Rocks no more!

June 26th, 2012 in News, Notices

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 »


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Southport golfers Slattery & Baldwin book place in British Open

June 26th, 2012 in News, Sports

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.


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Pink Engine Joins Race for Life

June 25th, 2012 in News

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 »


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RTC – Child injured St Lukes Road,Southport

June 25th, 2012 in News

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 »


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Southport Fire Station Update 25th June 2012

June 25th, 2012 in News

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.


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Attempted Burglary –Linaker Street, Southport

June 25th, 2012 in News

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 »


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Police Raid Update – Cannabis Plants Seized – Birkdale

June 25th, 2012 in News

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 »


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Yaffé Photography official opening 2012

June 24th, 2012 in News

“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 »


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Camra Beer Tax E-Petition

June 24th, 2012 in News

 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 »


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Southport Soup Kitchen popular than ever

June 24th, 2012 in News

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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Katie Price aka Jordan book signing at Smiths

June 24th, 2012 in News

Katie Price aka Jordan arrived at Smiths Book Shop in Southport 2:55pm Sunday 24th June 2012.  Katie will be signing copies of her new book, ‘In the Name of Love’.       


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Trumpet blowing England Fans on Lord St Southport

June 24th, 2012 in News

Trumpet blowing England Fans on Lord St Southport Pictured above are a couple of excited Englandsupporters on Lord Street, Southport, this morning (Sunday 24th June 2012) blowing their plastic trumpets to passers by ahead of tonight’s quarter final clash againstItaly.


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Southport Fire Station Demolition Update 24th June 2012

June 24th, 2012 in News

SouthportFire Station Demolition Update 24th June 2012    The main Southport Fire Station office building has been completely gutted ready for demolition. All metal and woodwork materials have been removed. All that remains is concrete, stone, and bricks.  The building is set to be demolished early this week.


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Bus causes havoc on Lord St Southport

June 24th, 2012 in News

Bus causes havoc on Lord St Southport A broken down Arriva Bus caused havoc on Lord Street, Southport, today (Sunday 24th June 2012). Long queues of traffic were trapped behind the bus at times, and some drivers took their frustration out by honking their horns at the driver. The bus was towed to the depot… Read more »


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UPDATE Southport man dies in Dorset coach crash

June 23rd, 2012 in News

A 24-year-old Southport man was killed when he was struck by a coach in Dorset. The accident happened at about 3:00am this morning (Saturday 23rd June 2012)  near Bloxworth in Dorset.  The Coach was en-route to Weymouth to collect passengers, and was empty at the time of the crash.  The pedestrian sustained fatal head injuries and sadly died… Read more »


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Police seize Micra on Lord St, Southport

June 23rd, 2012 in News

Police seize Micra on Lord St Southport Merseyside Police seized an uninsured Nissan Micra on Lord Street, Southport at 11:45am this morning (Saturday 23rd June 2012). The vehicle was taken away a short time later to a secure compound by FMC Recovery.  The owner could face a fine and also pay for the car to… Read more »


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Appeal to trace convicted sex offender

June 22nd, 2012 in News

Appeal to trace convicted sex offender POLICE are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a missing sex offender. Kenneth Trotter, 77, was recently deported from Australia, where he had a number of convictions for sex offences and child sex offences. Trotter registered himself as staying at a Blackpool address but there is no record… Read more »


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Witness Appeal:Shooting in Aintree

June 22nd, 2012 in News

Merseyside Police is investigating following an injury shooting last night (Thursday, 21 June). Officers were called to the scene, the junction of Warbreck Moor and Albany Road, at 9.50pm following reports that shots had been fired.   A short time later a man, thought to be in his early 20s, self-presented at hospital with gun… Read more »


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Olympic Effort For Fire Safety

June 22nd, 2012 in News

Olympic Effort For Fire Safety   Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service engaged with almost 6,000 school pupils who were taking part in an Olympic themed record breaker. Firefighters from Crosby Community Fire Station attended the Olympic Torch Ring event at Crosby Beach. Pupils from schools across Sefton set a world record by creating the biggest… Read more »


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New Browns P280 Scania fire engine for MF&RS

June 21st, 2012 in News

New Browns P280 Scania fire engine for MF&RS Southport Firefighters were today (Thursday 21st June 2012) testing out their new Browns P280 Scania fire engine on Pleasureland car park. They took delivery of their new engine earlier this week and firefighters are getting famliar with the new workings.


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New brakes being put on Labour’s Council gravy train

June 21st, 2012 in News

New brakes being put on Labour’s Council gravy train   Fresh signs that the Labour Party’s gravy train in local government in Merseyside may be being shunted into a siding have emerged from today’s Sefton MBC Cabinet meeting and are welcomed by local Liberal Democrats.   Persisitent pressure by Lib Dem councillors across Merseyside has… Read more »


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Meet smiling Sam, Southport’s newest CEO

June 21st, 2012 in News

Meet smiling Sam, Southport’s newest Civil Enforcement Officer (Parking).  Sam is one of four new CEO officers to be recruited in Southport to penalise drivers who park their vehicles illegally on our roads.


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Southport 62nd Scout Group Grand Opening & Blessing

June 21st, 2012 in News

 Following a £42,000 refurbishment the 62nd Scout Group on Bankfield Lane are holding a Grand Opening and Blessing at their headquarters on Sunday 1st July from 2pm. The 62nd has a long history in the area and we would like to find some of our old Scouting friends. We are especially looking for past leaders… Read more »


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Warrent executed Misuse of Drugs Act – Kensington Road

June 20th, 2012 in News

Merseyside Police can confirm a 22-year-old man was arrested in Southport this morning after a warrant was executed. At about 10am officers executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at a property on Kensington Road. Following a search of a property a 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion on possession of cannabis with intent to… Read more »


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