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OFSTED: KGV Given the lowest possible grade across the board

October 23rd, 2014 in Featured News

OFSTED have confirmed they have given KGV Sixth Form College, Southport, the lowest possible grade across the board following their unannounced inspection of the college in September. http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/130492 Their basic criticism is that the teaching does not help enough students through their first (AS) year to enable progression to A level “too much provision is… Read more »


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The Sandgrounder Southport Joins OTS News.co.uk Business Directory

October 12th, 2014 in News

The Sandgrounder Southport Joins OTS News.co.uk Business Directory October 2014 Perfectly located on Southport’s iconic Lord Street, you can be sure of a warm welcome from The Sandgrounder’s award-winning staff, as recognised in the Ambassador Awards 2013 and recently featured for the first time in the highly regarded Good Beer Guide 2015! Opened in June… Read more »


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Braintree Town 0-2 Southport

October 12th, 2014 in News, Sports

Amadou Bakayoko scored a debut goal to wrap up a late victory for Southport at Braintree Town. Joe Connor went close for the visitors early on, volleying over from 12 yards, and Luke Foster forced a fine save from home goalkeeper Nick Hamann. Luke George put Southport ahead with 21 minutes left when he struck… Read more »


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Police seize nunchucks from Stanley Street Flat in Southport

October 11th, 2014 in News

Police seize nunchucks from a Stanley Street flat in Southport Police were called to Stanley Street, Southport, at 5:50pm on Saturday night 11th October 2014 following an emergency call. They arrived on scene within minutes and detained a male outside the property.  He was taken inside the property and questioned. Two pairs of  Numcucks  were seized… Read more »


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ERIC KNOWLES Book Signing at Broadhurust Book Sellers Southport (Sat 11th October 2014)

October 11th, 2014 in News

One of the UK’s most well-known and respected antiques experts, Eric Knowles was in Southport today signing copies of his latest book ‘Art Deco” ART DECO by ERIC KNOWLES From Antiques Roadshow expert Eric Knowles comes a beautifully illustrated, accessible history of a truly timeless design style. Art Deco is the culmination of Eric Knowles’ love… Read more »


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“Bacon” Day raised £1301 for Cystic Fibrosis Charity

October 11th, 2014 in News

Above: Karen Fagan, Sara Fagan, Mark Fagan, Peter Ball, Jamie’s god daughter Izzy (holding the cheque) Jez Quinn at the Devonshire Club Southport “Bacon” day was held on the 9th August in memory of Jamie Fagan. Jamie lived with cystic fibrosis throughout his short life but sadly passed away in November 2013. Well done to all involved… Read more »


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North Meols Library Association October 2014 Newsletter

October 11th, 2014 in News

North Meols Library Association October 2014 Newsletter Photo above shows ……..The Library in the Gardens (Artists impression) Here’s the latest news. We are making progress Based on the consultation work we shared with you in Issue No4 we have gained a clear idea of what the community wants from its library. Also working with our… Read more »


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Strike action – North West Ambulance Service current position

October 11th, 2014 in News

Strike action – North West Ambulance Service current position Discussions are still ongoing regarding the extent of the action by North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) staff on Monday 13 October, when a national strike takes place between the hours of 7.00am and 11.00am. To reiterate, the action is a national pay dispute and is not specific… Read more »


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Jazz at The Latin Lounge Southport

October 11th, 2014 in News, Whats On

Occasional Jazz at The Latin Lounge presents an afternoon of vintage jazz with percussionist extraordinaire Nick Ward and his Classic Jazz Trio. Sunday October 26th at The Latin Lounge, Post Office Ave, Southport at 2pm. £10, includes light refreshments available. Contact Pam on 07972 611813 / 01704 539498. ‘What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon!’… Read more »


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ERIC Knowles Book Signing At Broadhurst Bookshop Southport 11th October

October 10th, 2014 in News, Whats On

ART DECO by ERIC KNOWLES From Antiques Roadshow expert Eric Knowles comes a beautifully illustrated, accessible history of a truly timeless design style. Art Deco is the culmination of Eric Knowles’ love affair with the style. Drawing on a lifetime of expertise and passion, in this beautifully illustrated book he examines every aspect of Art Deco… Read more »


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Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Monday 13 to Sunday 19 October

October 10th, 2014 in News

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 10 October and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible. M6 Junction 16 Barthomley… Read more »


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The Big Tidy Up In Southport Parks

October 10th, 2014 in News, Whats On

Sefton Council is supporting the annual Keep Britain Tidy ‘Big Tidy Up’ campaign by asking people to help spruce up the borough’s parks and greenspaces. A number of events are taking place across the whole of the borough as part of the campaign which runs from October 20-24. The Big Tidy Up is supported by the… Read more »


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Southport man Aivis Brezovskis fined for being in possession of a Class A drug

October 10th, 2014 in News, Uncategorized

Photo: Courtesy of bbc Mr Aivis BREZOVSKIS (22) had a quantity of diamorphine a controlled drug of class A in contravention of section 5(1) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 BREZOVSKIS was in possession of a quantity of cocaine a controlled drug of class A in contravention of section 5(1) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Defendant’s… Read more »


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Appeal after jewellery worth more than £8,000 stolen in Penwortham

October 10th, 2014 in News

POLICE are appealing for information following a burglary in Penwortham were more than £8,000 worth of jewellery was taken. The incident happened at some point between 5pm on Friday 3 October and 10pm on Sunday 5 October at an address on Shaftsbury Avenue. It is believed that unknown offenders have forced access to the property… Read more »


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WATCH: Southport FC ‘Barmy Army’ Are On The Way To Braintree

October 10th, 2014 in News, Sports, Uncategorized

Southport make the trip to Braintree on Saturday looking to build upon earning a point at home against Lincoln on Tuesday. Braintree who were without a midweek match have won 4 drawn 2 and lost 1 at home scoring 11 goals and conceding just 4 are 12th in the conference table. Above: The Southport ‘Barmy Army’… Read more »


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Southport Community Fire Station ‘Charity Car Wash’ 11th October 2014

October 10th, 2014 in News, Whats On

Firefighters in Southport are staging a charity car wash taking place at Southport Community Fire Station on the 11th October from 11am to 3pm. The car wash will be in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity and the Legacy Rainbow House, a national charity working with children with acquired brain injury, multiple disabilities and complex… Read more »


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EU LEGISLATION BEHIND TOBACCO FIRM JOB LOSSES

October 10th, 2014 in News

Following the announcement that the JTI Gallaher cigarette factory in Ballymena, County Antrim, is to close with the loss of 800 jobs MEP Paul Nuttall has pointed the finger of blame at the EU. UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall, a long term campaigner against plain packing for cigarettes, said, “These workers have lost their jobs… Read more »


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