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Scarisbrick Hotel guarded by police ahead of ‘anti-immigrant’ right-wing march

Police are currently guarding the Scarisbrick Hotel ahead of a supposed planned ‘anti immigrant’ facist march.Officers are patrolling the town centre after the Merseyside...

Warning over large gatherings during warmer weather before stricter COVID rules...

The Public are being cautioned against gathering in large numbers with hotter weather predicted by the Met Office, before stricter coronavirus rules come into...

Hero rangers save young woman from suicide bid

Two park rangers have been hailed for saving the life of a young girl after she attempted suicide in Ainsdale.The heroic duo have been...

Staff attacked in armed robbery at Portland St McColls

Residents in Southport town centre were stunned last night after a terrifying armed robbery at their local corner shop which left a staff member...

Council responds to Merseyside being added to Government’s COVID watchlist

Responding to today’s announcement that Merseyside has been identified by the Government as one of two new areas of concern owing to rising number...
Damien Moore-otsnews

Damien Moore votes against implementing Grenfell Inquiry recommendations

Damien Moore joined with Conservative Party colleagues to vote against an amendment to a fire safety bill that would have included recommendations made by...

Police issue CCTV appeal after Birkers assault

Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to trace following an assault outside a bar in Birkdale.Shortly after midnight on...

Foodbank appeals for volunteers

Compassion Acts, who run Southport Foodbank, is appealing for volunteers who can help with Foodbank sessions, which are due to expand in the Autumn.As...
Southport 24 Hour A&E unit marked for closure

Public invited to hospital AGM online

Members of the public are invited to a broadcast of the annual general meeting of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.It will be available...

Is the Microsoft 365 Certified (MS-900 Exam): Fundamentals Certification worth it?

Introduction When seeking to be employed in a technology-related field, what usually happens is hearing people mentioning certifications. This might overwhelm or confuse you since...

Thieves steal donations left for Lifeboat charity shop

Donations of clothes and toys left for the Southport Offshore Rescue Trust charity shop on Everton Road were stolen overnight.One local resident who lived...

Dog control measures set for return. Your views wanted

Distributed via press release from Sefton Council:As part of Sefton Council's commitment to promote responsible dog ownership, we are consulting on the reintroduction of...

Police tackle suspect after daring chase through resort streets

Police have swooped on a suspected thief after chasing him through back streets in Southport tonight.Officers from Merseyside Police caught and arrested a male...

CCTV police appeal following assault in Southport

APPEAL | Do you recognise this man? Detectives have issued CCTV images of a man they believe may be able to assist enquiries into...

Get a hole of this problem, residents urge Highways workers

Residents in the upmarket Cambridge Road area of Southport are becoming increasingly angry at a growing number of sink holes appearing around...

Family searching for vulnerable adult missing from home.

The family of a vulnerable Southport woman are appealing for help to find her.Kerry Haworth, described as being in her mid-forties with short crimped...

Southport Comedy Festival returns for 2020 at Victoria Park

Southport Comedy Festival will take place this October - headlined by top comedians including Jason Manford, Ed Byrne, Russell Kane, Rich Hall and Reginald...

Police appeal for information on missing Southport teen

Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 13-year-old Shannane Imogen Turner.Shannane was last seen at 3.45pm on Saturday, 29 August at...

Pleasureland say thank you to emergency services workers with two discounted...

The region’s biggest family attraction will boost its annual Emergency Services Day concession this month in favour of TWO FULL WEEKENDS where essential workers...

Family of drowned brothers send thanks to local lifeboat crews

The parents of two teenage boys who drowned close to Lytham St Anns have thanked those who helped search for this missing pair.Muhammad Azhar...

Male, 19, charged after Waverley Street stabbing

A 19-year-old male from Southport has been charged by Police after a stabbing on Waverley Street at the weekend.Callum Cunliffe has been remanded in...

Waterloo Road closed after serious incident

Emergency services have closed off part of Waterloo Road near to Royal Birkdale Golf Course following a major incident.Crews from Merseyside Police, Fire &...
Damien Moore Southport MP

Southport MP welcomes safer roads ahead thanks to new £75million pothole...

Roads across Southport will soon be safer for motorists and cyclists thanks to a nationwide mapping scheme.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has launched a first-of-its-kind...

Hospital seeks nominations for 2020 People’s Health Hero

2020 has been an extraordinarily demanding year for your local NHS staff coping with the demands of Covid-19.Do you know a member of staff...

Police appeal for information after Nevill Street assault

Police are hunting two men over an assault which happened on Nevill Street.Detectives from Merseyside Police have released CCTV footage of two men officers...

Tree collapse ‘leafs’ holidaymakers furious

Holidaymakers sunning it up at the Victoria Park caravan site have complained after felled trees blocked their walking route in and out...

St Helens family allegedly attacked by gang of thugs at Pontins

A family from St Helens have complained to police after claims they were viciously attacked by a gang while on holiday in Southport.The family...

Fire service rescue terrified horse stranded in ditch

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service teamed up with colleagues from Lancashire to rescue a terrified horse stranded in a ditch in Great Altcar.'Chase' a...

Can mystery landlords save BHS building?

An unknown local business group have taken ownership of the former BHS building in Southport for a cool half a million pounds.The Chapel Street...

Two resort restaurants extend Eat Out offer

Restaurant owners in Southport say they are so overwhelmed with the success of the government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme that...