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  1. Birkdale is doing brilliant work inspiring their pupils, says MP southport

    On Friday, Damien spent time with pupils in the Brilliant Club at Birkdale High School. The club, which is part of a network of ...

    On Friday, Damien spent time with pupils in the Brilliant Club at Birkdale High School. The club, which is part of a network of more than ten thousand students across England and Wales, encourages those from disadvantaged backgrounds to go to university. Pupils work together in groups and are...

    23/04/2018
  2. Burscough biker named after fatal Ormskirk RTA southport

    Police have named the Burscough biker killed in a fatal RTA on County Road, Ormskirk on Wednesday afternoon. He was David John ...

    Police have named the Burscough biker killed in a fatal RTA on County Road, Ormskirk on Wednesday afternoon. He was David John Stevens, 31 - a Police PR officer confirmed that his family aren't releasing a tribute or photo. Since Thursday, flowers and tributes from friends have been growing...

    23/04/2018
  3. Royal baby - it's a boy southport

    Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of ...

    Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well. A notice has been placed on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace following...

    23/04/2018
  4. Cllrs to hold advice surgery southport

    Councillors John Dodd, Daniel Lewis and Nigel Ashton and will be holding their next Advice Centre on Thursday 26th April. They ...

    Councillors John Dodd, Daniel Lewis and Nigel Ashton and will be holding their next Advice Centre on Thursday 26th April. They will be available from 10.30am-11.30am at BoxTree Kitchen for Queenscourt café, Manor Road/Cambridge Road roundabout to assist residents with any local issues, problems...

    23/04/2018
  5. Shocking scenes as protesters storm Alder Hey Hospital southport

    A group of protestors supporting terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans have tried to storm Alder Hey hospital. A crowd protesting ...

    A group of protestors supporting terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans have tried to storm Alder Hey hospital. A crowd protesting withdrawal of life-support for Alfie Evans tried to storm the front entrance at Alder Hey...

    23/04/2018
  6. Police called to Lloyds Bank as elderly man tries to withdraw 10,000 southport

    PCSO's attended Lloyds Bank in Southport on Friday 20th April, after alert staff at the bank were concerned about an elderly ...

    PCSO's attended Lloyds Bank in Southport on Friday 20th April, after alert staff at the bank were concerned about an elderly customer trying to withdraw £10,000. The victim, told the officers that he received a call from a withheld number from someone claiming to be a police officer. He has then...

    23/04/2018
  7. Notable arrests and charges for burglary offences across Merseyside southport

    Detectives working on Operation Castle, the force's response to burglary offences, are today (Monday, 23 April) issuing a round-up ...

    Detectives working on Operation Castle, the force's response to burglary offences, are today (Monday, 23 April) issuing a round-up of some outstanding recent results and continuing to appeal for information. Operation Castle is intensifying the force’s focus on burglary in an attempt to reduce...

    23/04/2018
  8. Bothy Sings Dylan. southport

    Resident and Floor singers are performing a night of Bob Dylan songs next Sunday at the Park Golf Club in Park Road Southport .It ...

    Resident and Floor singers are performing a night of Bob Dylan songs next Sunday at the Park Golf Club in Park Road Southport .It starts at 8pm.More info bothyfolkclub.co.uk

    23/04/2018
  9. Litter louts throw rubbish on Marine Lake footpath southport

    Litter louts have thrown McDonalds packaging all over the footpath that runs alongside the Marine Lake towards the Ocean Plaza ...

    Litter louts have thrown McDonalds packaging all over the footpath that runs alongside the Marine Lake towards the Ocean Plaza retail park. One local dogwalker told Qlocal that gangs of teens hang around at night and have no respect for the local environment at all.

    23/04/2018
  10. Local businesses reminded of rights of young workforce southport

    Sefton Council is taking part in a national awareness campaign to champion the rights of the boroughs child workforce. As ...

    Sefton Council is taking part in a national awareness campaign to champion the rights of the borough’s child workforce. As part Child Employment Awareness Month in April, Sefton Council has dedicated 23-27 April to its own week long awareness campaign to make local businesses and the wider...

    23/04/2018
  11. MPs to debate new legislation to bring long-term empty homes back into use southport

    Measures to equip councils with powers to bring thousands of long-term empty homes back into use will be debated in Parliament. ...

    Measures to equip councils with powers to bring thousands of long-term empty homes back into use will be debated in Parliament. Measures to equip councils with powers to bring thousands of long-term empty homes back into use will be debated in Parliament today (23 April 2018). The new...

    23/04/2018
  12. Police stop driver on Lord Street southport

    Police have stopped a driver of a flat back truck on Lord Street this morning. The truck appeared to be loaded incorrectly and ...

    Police have stopped a driver of a flat back truck on Lord Street this morning. The truck appeared to be loaded incorrectly and was listing badly to one side. The driver will be reported for the offences.

    23/04/2018
  13. Cuadrilla drives nearly 7m into Lancashire economy southport

    Cuadrilla has issued its latest Putting Lancashire First commitments tracker to include figures up to 31st December 2017. The ...

    Cuadrilla has issued its latest “Putting Lancashire First” commitments tracker to include figures up to 31st December 2017. The latest report reveals that during the last quarter of 2017 spend in the Lancashire economy from Cuadrilla’s shale gas exploration operations has increased by over £2...

    23/04/2018
  14. New support to help children living with alcohol-dependent parents southport

    The measures will give children living with alcoholic parents fast access to support and advice. New plans announced today by ...

    The measures will give children living with alcoholic parents fast access to support and advice. New plans announced today by Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt will help identify at-risk children more quickly, and provide them with rapid access to support and advice. The package of...

    23/04/2018
  15. Officers searching for a missing woman have recovered a body southport

    Officers searching for a missing pensioner in the Wirral have discovered a body. The body was found shortly before 10.45am ...

    Officers searching for a missing pensioner in the Wirral have discovered a body. The body was found shortly before 10.45am on, Saturday 21 April 2018, near to Sealand Army Rifle range not far from Shotwick lake. Formal identification has not yet taken place, although the body is believed...

    23/04/2018
  16. FIFA World Cup 2018 Ticket Alert southport

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from 14th June 15th July 2018. The worldwide demand for match tickets is expected to ...

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from 14th June – 15th July 2018. The worldwide demand for match tickets is expected to be significant. Action Fraud have been alerted to several websites which are offering World Cup Tickets for sale, some at highly inflated prices. A FIFA spokesperson said:...

    23/04/2018
  17. Update On Main Stand Renovation At Southport FC southport

    Last week the Club held several progress meetings with architects FWP, who are overseeing the Main Stand refurbishment project on ...

    Last week the Club held several progress meetings with architects FWP, who are overseeing the Main Stand refurbishment project on behalf of Southport FC. First presented to our supporters in March during the Club’s Vision Launch, the Club and FWP believe that the overall refurbishment plans...

    23/04/2018
  18. Fly tipping New Lane Crossens southport

    Fly tippers have dumped a pile of rubbish in New Lane Crossens. Fly tipping is an unsightly and dangerous problem and costs ...

    Fly tippers have dumped a pile of rubbish in New Lane Crossens. Fly tipping is an unsightly and dangerous problem and costs council tax payers money to clear away. We treat this problem very seriously and will usually prosecute anyone caught fly tipping waste in the borough. Dumping...

    22/04/2018
  19. LJLA sees passenger growth during first quarter of 2018 southport

    Growth in passenger numbers continued at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) during March as passenger numbers rose by 7% ...

    Growth in passenger numbers continued at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) during March as passenger numbers rose by 7% compared to March 2017. Over 390,000 passengers travelled through the Airport last month contributing to a first quarter increase in business of over 4% compared to last...

    22/04/2018
  20. Merseyside Police statement ahead of Liverpool v Roma match southport

    The city of Liverpool is looking forward to welcoming AS Roma fans on Tuesday, 24 April, for the first leg of the Champions League ...

    The city of Liverpool is looking forward to welcoming AS Roma fans on Tuesday, 24 April, for the first leg of the Champions League semi-final at Anfield. Merseyside Police is working together with Liverpool and AS Roma, as well as other partner agencies in the city, to ensure that fans of...

    22/04/2018
  21. Crackdown on touts using robots to rip off real fans southport

    New law will see touts using automated software to bulk buy tickets for resale on secondary ticketing sites at inflated prices ...

    New law will see touts using automated software to bulk buy tickets for resale on secondary ticketing sites at inflated prices face an unlimited fine. A new law to ban ticket touts from using ‘bots’ to dodge security measures and snap up more tickets than allowed by event organisers will this...

    22/04/2018
  22. Government hits target of 2,500 new prison officers 7 months ahead of schedule southport

    The government has passed its target to recruit an additional 2,500 prison officers by the end of 2018. The government has ...

    The government has passed its target to recruit an additional 2,500 prison officers by the end of 2018. The government has passed its target to recruit an additional 2,500 prison officers by the end of 2018 7 months ahead of schedule, the Justice Secretary revealed today (22 April 2018). ...

    22/04/2018
  23. Southport safe despite another defeat southport

    By the end, there was an element of relief that Southports place in the Vanarama National League North had been secured for ...

    By the end, there was an element of relief that Southport’s place in the Vanarama National League North had been secured for another season but it did not arrive in the way anyone would have wanted. An unlikely sequence of results would have been needed for the Sandgrounders’ status to be...

    21/04/2018
  24. Construction due to begin on 1.4million station for Southport Independent Lifeboat southport

    The Trustee Directors of the Southport Lifeboat are delighted to announce that a lease for the site of the new £1.4 million ...

    The Trustee Directors of the Southport Lifeboat are delighted to announce that a lease for the site of the new £1.4 million lifeboat house has been signed and building work is due to commence on the station in the coming weeks. Despite a lot of the funds being in place and having obtained...

    21/04/2018
  25. Southport town centre comes to standstill for Pvt Richard George Masters VC southport

    A ceremony was held this morning to commemorate the laying of a flagstone at the Monument for Pvt Richard George Masters VC. ...

    A ceremony was held this morning to commemorate the laying of a flagstone at the Monument for Pvt Richard George Masters VC. Born in Birkdale in 1877, Richard was a keen cyclist, winning many championships, even the tandem work record with his partner W. Birtwistle. Before the war, he worked as...

    21/04/2018
  26. Southport Contemporary Arts southport

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by the Southport Contemporary Arts group: Nature ...

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by the Southport Contemporary Arts group: ‘Nature Scapes’. Nature Scapes is an exhibition of work from across the network that celebrates the beautiful and inspiring natural environment around us; featuring painting,...

    21/04/2018
  27. Police and Paramedics called to Scarisbrick Hotel southport

    Police and Paramedics were called to Scarisbrick Hotel during the early hours of this morning. Witnesses at the scene have ...

    Police and Paramedics were called to Scarisbrick Hotel during the early hours of this morning. Witnesses at the scene have commented that somebody may have taken an illegal substance which has caused them to require medical attention although this has not been confirmed.

    21/04/2018
  28. Community Policing Poll Results southport

    Thanks for voting in our online poll the results can be seen below. Your Community Policing Team will now work on this as a ...

    Thanks for voting in our online poll the results can be seen below. Your Community Policing Team will now work on this as a priority. To keep up to date on the progress please keep visiting this page and follow us on Twitter. @MerPolFormby and @MerPolSouthport Burglaries across North Sefton...

    21/04/2018
  29. Mert Gereck wanted on recall to prison. southport

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 22-year-old man from St Helens who is wanted on recall to prison. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 22-year-old man from St Helens who is wanted on recall to prison. Mert Gereck was sentenced to three years in prison for the possession of drugs with intent to supply and was released on licence on Thursday, 29 June 2017. His...

    21/04/2018
  30. MP seeks reassurances over Manchester train service with video southport

    MP seeks reassurances over Manchester train service . Damien commented... Yesterday I asked Chris Grayling, Secretary of ...

    MP seeks reassurances over Manchester train service . Damien commented... Yesterday I asked Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport what reassurances he can provide to my constituents who are now having to make difficult life choices due to the proposed downgrading of the...

    20/04/2018
  31. Resistant gonorrhoea case demonstrates importance of safe sex southport

    A UK case of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with high-level resistance to azithromycin and resistance to ceftriaxone has been acquired ...

    A UK case of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with high-level resistance to azithromycin and resistance to ceftriaxone has been acquired abroad. Latest update Public Health England (PHE) has been investigating a UK case of Neisseria gonorrhoeae acquired in South East Asia which had high-level...

    20/04/2018
  32. Warm and humid marathon weekend ahead southport

    As thousands prepare for the London marathon on Sunday, the weather could play a leading role. After a warm week in which we ...

    As thousands prepare for the London marathon on Sunday, the weather could play a leading role. After a warm week in which we saw the hottest April day since 1949 with 29.1°C recorded at St James’s Park in London, the warm conditions are forecast to stretch into the weekend, albeit at not quite...

    20/04/2018
  33. Man charged after breaking into Hesketh Park Observatory southport

    Following on from his arrest yesterday, Martin Magill, aged 20 of no fixed abode, has been charged with a burglary to the ...

    Following on from his arrest yesterday, Martin Magill, aged 20 of no fixed abode, has been charged with a burglary to the Observatory in Hesketh Park, where two telescopes were stolen, plus three thefts from other local businesses in Southport.

    20/04/2018
  34. Southport FC offer refunds to fans who travelled to Blyth last night. southport

    Phil Hodgkinson and Ian Kyle have issued the following statement on behalf of the Board of Directors: Following a difficult ...

    Phil Hodgkinson and Ian Kyle have issued the following statement on behalf of the Board of Directors: Following a difficult evening and disappointing performance at Blyth Spartans, Phil Hodgkinson and Ian Kyle will offer full refunds to supporters who travelled to Blyth Spartans this evening. ...

    20/04/2018
  35. Homeless set up on Princes Park southport

    The area around the Princes Park is rapidly turning into a tented village after another homeless person has pitched a tent. ...

    The area around the Princes Park is rapidly turning into a tented village after another homeless person has pitched a tent. After highlighting a homeless person on the Pitch and Putt yesterday another has pitched on Princes Park close to the old Zoo. Rough Sleepers in Sefton The Council...

    20/04/2018
  36. New Directions expands Sefton operations southport

    A leading Sefton adult social care provider is expanding the scope of its operations in the borough. Bootle-based New ...

    A leading Sefton adult social care provider is expanding the scope of its operations in the borough. Bootle-based New Directions has taken on two new contracts from Sefton Council, one to provide domiciliary care services in parts of south Sefton, and another to manage a residential...

    20/04/2018

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