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Chimney fire leads to mile long tailbacks to Southport

A chimney fire in Ince Blundell has inadvertently led to mile long traffic tailbacks as thousands of people head to Southport this...
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BREAKING: Southport lockdown confirmed as virus cases shoot up

Southport is once again set to plunge into a semi lockdown state as part of Merseyside-wide Coronavirus restrictions.Pubs will shut early, care homes visits...

Law bosses warn Southport businesses over ‘lax’ data protection

Data protection of customer information across Southport may be forgotten as local businesses continue to focus their efforts on Covid Compliance

Ainsdale school shuts completely after Coronavirus case

A specialist school in Ainsdale has closed today according to teachers after a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the school.

Work nears completion on new Birkdale bar set to open this...

Work on '@No.4', Birkdale's newest bar, is nearing completion ahead of opening this week.No date has yet been confirmed for opening but a post...

Sefton’s health director stresses coronavirus tests are only for people with...

With a recent survey of the country’s coronavirus testing sites showing a quarter of people turning up for tests did not have symptoms, Sefton’s...

Resort home care team pull off major expansion

A Southport-based home care group has launched a new operation in Preston as part of a £200,000 investment.Fast...

Unusual police escort causes Lord Street commotion

A police escort with a difference caused quite the stir this afternoon after a rarely sighted Police HGV was given a blue...

Community worker from Southport lives on refugee’s rations to raise awareness...

Could you live on the same daily food intake as a refugee fleeing war or famine?   A Southport woman is doing just that through a...

Pair charged in Portland Street knife attack are finally named

Two men who are charged in connection with a shocking knifepoint robbery at a Southport corner shop have gone before the courts.John Garnett, 33...

Every little inch helps! Birkdale man reveals fury over Tesco delivery...

A Southport man says he has been ignored by Supermarket bosses after complaining repeatedly of delivery drivers blocking the entry to his house.The furious...

Popular resort dance academy relaunches after virus shutdown

The Pauline Quirke Dance Academy Southport has reopened their doors for the first time in over 6 months.Having...

Alchemy Club have the recipe to help youngsters during pandemic

A Youth Club in Southport are offering a special escape for young people aged 9-12 doing activities like: football, baking, basketball, arts...

Work resumes on brand new Southport Lifeboat hub

Great progress is being made on the spectacular new Southport Lifeboat Station. The impressive building on Marine Drive, near...

NHS workers offered FREE night out at Comedy Festival

NHS workers and care home staff are being invited to a very special evening as part of this year’s Southport Comedy Festival.

Testing fiasco puts lives at risk, says local MP

MP Bill Esterson has accused the government of incompetence over the Covid test shortage.Bill Esterson is the MP...

Hero ICU workers shortlisted for national accolade

The Intensive Care team at Southport hospital has been shortlisted for a Nursing Times award, thanks to the innovative ways team members worked...

Rising resort music stars launch debut single

Southport’s newly assembled four-piece, Bobhowla have spent the last year getting a collection of songs into shape and are now preparing for...

Police suspect they have Wright man for burglary case

Southport man and long time trouble causer Warren Wright is once again in police custody.The 48 year old,...

MISSING: Police launch search to find Southport teenager

Police are appealing for help in finding 17 year-old Anthony White who is missing from home.Anthony, who has...

Chef shocked to find bike stolen after tiring shift

A hard working cook at a Southport town centre was left fuming after finding his ride home had been stolen while he...

Birkdale broadband bust after car smash

Birkdale residents woke up this morning to find their WiFi had gone down after a one in a million car accident.

Charity trek set to fund Southport spinal unit mini bus

People are being urged to support a fundraising event to help spinal patients in Southport which was postponed due to the Covid-19...

Resort youngsters hit hardest by virus job shortage

Young people under the age of 24 in Southport are the most likely to be unemployed or struggling to find a...

Reds legend Redknapp sends motivational message to Southport man

Ex Footballer turned TV star Jamie Redknapp has paid tribute to a Southport man who is desperate to return home from 24...

Hoghton Street shops not so mellow over doubles yellows

Furious businesses along Hoghton Street say they fear losing thousands of pounds in income this week double yellow lines appeared outside their...

NHS Sefton urges sunscreen use with hot week ahead

With sunny spells forecast in Sefton, this week residents are being urged by local health professionals to stay sun safe.In the UK, almost 9...

EXCLUSIVE: Major incident declared as children spotted in death defying scaffold...

Emergency services have been led on a major hunt after a group of children were spotted climbing scaffolding in Southport Town Centre.A group of...

Fire crews rush to Hillside blaze

Firefighters are currently tackling a house blaze in upmarket Hillside this evening.Two fire engines from Southport Fire Station rushed to the scene on Lynton...

Safety fears for ‘rotten’ BHS building after signs of collapse

Safety fears have been raised over the condition of the ex British Home Stores building after part of the £500k building began...