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Fire crews extinguish Janes Brook bin fire

Fire crews had an early wake up call this morning after a small fire broke out in an alleyway near Jane’s Brook in Southport,...

Local Author Releases DUKWs Book

Local Author Peter Dyer has spent many years researching the DUKWs that are so well remembered for working on the beach. The result is this...

Fairy Glen closed due to unsafe volume of visitors

The popular Lancashire walking destination has been closed by West Lancashire Borough Council. Statement from West Lancashire Borough Council: To protect yourself and your family West...

Scammers are posing as HMRC to defraud car dealers during lockdown

Car retailers who have sought government support during the COVID-19 lockdown period are being warned to be on their guard as scammers posing as...

Coronavirus: UK records lowest increase in COVID-19 deaths since lockdown began

Another 160 deaths across all settings, including hospitals and care homes, has taken the total to 34,796. The UK has recorded its lowest daily coronavirus...

Men sentenced for Wetherspoons burglary – Liverpool

Two men who broke into the Wetherspoons pub at Liverpool Lime Street station during lockdown have been sentenced following a British Transport Police investigation. Kevin...

New Cancer Hospital Will Treat Many Southport Patients

Many Southport cancer patients will be treated at a far more convenient and 'state of the art' major new hospital in Liverpool from next...

BMW speeding at 120mph caught by Lancashire police

A car on the M65 that was driving 50mph above the speed limit was stopped by Lancashire police on Saturday 16 May 2020. The BMW...

MFRS warns of the dangers of garden bonfires after man dies...

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) is warning of the dangers of burning garden and household waste following the tragic death of a man...

Your watch: Stay safe at the seaside

With changes in guidance on exercise and travel, please follow the safety advice that will protect you, your loved ones, and the lifesavers Following changes...

Children and COVID-19 patients in hospital to benefit from Bank’s £10,000...

Children and COVID-19 patients in hospital and frontline staff at the Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will benefit from a £10,000...

Police stop checks in Southport town centre

Police are pulling vehicles over on Mornington Road go check if journeys are essential. Drivers have been pulled over a number of times this week...

Rock The Lakes Cancelled

Hello folks, sadly we have had to come to the heartfelt decision to cancel RTL for this year 2020. There is no sign of this...

Letter: Furious levy payers weed out BID failures

Dear sirs, I am reopening my business next week and have had cause to finally visit Lord Street. What I saw has left me furious. I’m...

Stylist Douglas goes live in marathon charity livestream

A Southport salon owner is uniting beauticians from across the globe in a special series of live broadcasts to fundraise money for the NHS. Douglas...

Laura and Ross help Queenscourt’s desperate need for PPE

After hearing about Queenscourt’s desperate need for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), Laura Loveday leapt into action and called on friends in China to help...

COVID-19 Timetable Changes From Monday 18 May

From Monday 18 May, the frequency and number of rail services on our network will increase. Passengers are reminded that these services are for essential...

Cash, drugs and scales seized in Burscough

Here's a update for you all from Ormskirk police. On Saturday (16th May) the team stopped a car in Burscough with over £2000 worth of...

VINTAGE SOUTHPORT FC | Wembley Final

Our Vintage Port series comes to an end on Sunday with ‘live’ coverage of the 1998 FA Trophy final against Cheltenham Town at Wembley. Since...

Pay and display and car park charges Southport start before shops...

Pay and display and Sefton Council car parking charges in Southport and across Sefton will be back in force from next week - Monday,...

Hundreds ignore safety advice as Merseyside death rates soar

Hundreds of people have ignored social distancing warnings today and gathered round Southport Pier and kings Gardens. Groups of bikers, tourists and families have flooded...

Information for workers who have been Furloughed

Have any of your family or friends been furloughed by their current employer? Did you know even if they have been furloughed they can...

RSPB bosses pass car complaints to Council

RSPB bosses have said the council need to do more to tackle inconsiderate parkers after campaigners begged for them to reopen Marshside car park. A...

Southport Theatre collapses as Coronavirus impact laid bare

Bosses at the parent company Bliss, who also run the Bliss Hotel, have filed to liquidate Southport Theatre and Convention centre as a business...

Furious campaigners take car park fight to MP

Canpaigners in Churchtown say they will take their fight to reopen a RSPB car park in Marshside to Parliament. The RSPB have closed their Marshside...

Dementia Action Week – we are here to help you

It’s Dementia Action Week and Alzheimer’s Society Sefton would normally be out and about raising awareness and providing information about local services. We want to...

WATCH | Drunks caught taking dangerous dip in Marine Lake

Drunken idiots are being hunted by the police after swimming in the Marine Lake today, Thursday 14 May. Sunny weather and unclear social distancing rules...

Puppies stolen and one killed by getaway car in Tarlton farm...

Police are appealing for the safe return of a number of puppies after they were stolen overnight from a dog breeder. The two litters of...

Dog walkers fear ‘human bone’ discovery on resort beach

Walkers along Southport beach have raised issues over potential human looking bones which have washed up on the beach Huge bones resembling that of...

Council shut coast road just as lockdown lifts

Chaos is set to ensue on the coast road from next week after the council decided to shut part of the busy highway. Thousands of...