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  1. Fire at popular Beach Bar nightclub southport

    Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service were called to the Beach Bar in Waverley Street at approximately 11.30 today after smoke was ...

    Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service were called to the Beach Bar in Waverley Street at approximately 11.30 today after smoke was seen billowing from the building. The fire was soon extinguished and there were no injuries. The extent of the damage is not known at present.

    25/02/2017
  2. In the money thanks to generous MG club members southport

    Report from Steve Kirton West Lancs. MG Owners Club held their AGM in January and as usual had its annual draw by the ...

    Report from Steve Kirton West Lancs. MG Owners Club held their AGM in January and as usual had its annual draw by the members to nominate four local charities for a £100 donation to a charity close to their heart. Club member Ray Travis presenting a cheque to Emma Richardson,...

    25/02/2017
  3. Maureen and Terry Baldwin presented with Love Hesketh Bank Awards southport

    Following their announcement on 14th February, Hesketh Bank Parish Council has today released a picture of Maureen and Terry ...

    Following their announcement on 14th February, Hesketh Bank Parish Council has today released a picture of Maureen and Terry Baldwin, who were presented with awards as part of its ‘Love Hesketh Bank’ campaign. The campaign, designed to celebrate what is great about the village, launched on...

    25/02/2017
  4. Housing starts hit 9-year high southport

    The number of new build homes that have started to be built continued to rise last year to the highest level since 2007, figures ...

    The number of new build homes that have started to be built continued to rise last year to the highest level since 2007, figures released recently (23 February 2017) show. The latest house building data shows that 153,370 new homes were started in the year to December, up 5% on the previous...

    25/02/2017
  5. News from West Lancs - new schemes agreed as Council sets budget for 2017/18 southport

    New schemes agreed as Council sets budget for 2017/18. West Lancashire Borough Councillors have agreed important new schemes ...

    New schemes agreed as Council sets budget for 2017/18. West Lancashire Borough Councillors have agreed important new schemes whilst maintaining frontline services despite difficult financial challenges. Like many councils in the country, West Lancashire Borough Council faces a challenging...

    25/02/2017
  6. National Trust Formby to stay closed on Saturday southport

    The National Trust at Formby will be closed tomorrow after damage from storm Doris. "Unfortunately our tree inspections have ...

    The National Trust at Formby will be closed tomorrow after damage from storm Doris. "Unfortunately our tree inspections have identified a potentially dangerous tree next to our woodland car park on Victoria Road. As we are due further high winds and heavy rain tomorrow we will have to remain...

    24/02/2017
  7. Planned road works in the North West southport

    Planned roadworks in the North West summary for Monday 27 to Sunday 5 March 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Monday 27 to Sunday 5 March 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 24 February and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen...

    24/02/2017
  8. Two charged after Formby burglary southport

    Merseyside Police can confirm two men have been charged with burglary, theft, theft shop and common assault following an incident ...

    Merseyside Police can confirm two men have been charged with burglary, theft, theft shop and common assault following an incident yesterday (Thursday, 23 February). Alan Rimmer, 57 years of Kipling Street, Bootle and David Keating, 41 years of Cookson Road, Seaforth appeared at South Sefton...

    24/02/2017
  9. Council Bin Collections southport

    Due to storm Doris affecting the borough yesterday (February 23) causing bin collections to be cancelled, our Cleansing Team are ...

    Due to storm Doris affecting the borough yesterday (February 23) causing bin collections to be cancelled, our Cleansing Team are currently working to collect bins that were missed. Crews will be out during Friday and also up until Saturday afternoon collecting any missed bins. If you missed your...

    24/02/2017
  10. World premier Of "Cilla" The Musical southport

    Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield present the new musical about the life and legend of Cilla Black, which will open in her ...

    Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield present the new musical about the life and legend of Cilla Black, which will open in her hometown at the Liverpool Empire from Thursday 7th – 16th September before embarking on a nationwide tour. Cilla’s son, Robert Willis, will be the Executive Producer. ...

    24/02/2017
  11. Southport v Chester southport

    While any clash between Southport and Chester is crucial, Saturdays truly is something of a six-pointer for the home side. ...

    While any clash between Southport and Chester is crucial, Saturday’s truly is something of a six-pointer for the home side. The Sandgrounders are three points from safety, and after ending a run of four straight losses last week they now must push on and start winning games if they are to...

    24/02/2017
  12. Early squirrel getting some TLC southport

    A tiny red squirrel is recovering with Wildlife Trust officers after a traumatic start to its life. The four-week-old male ...

    A tiny red squirrel is recovering with Wildlife Trust officers after a traumatic start to its life. The four-week-old male squirrel was found on the forest floor at Ainsdale National Nature Reserve by Natural England volunteers. It is now safely in the hands of Rachel Miller, our Red...

    24/02/2017
  13. Join the Great British Spring Clean! southport

    West Lancashire Borough Council is inviting you to support the Great British Spring Clean. Following the success of the 'Clean ...

    West Lancashire Borough Council is inviting you to support the Great British Spring Clean. Following the success of the 'Clean for the Queen' Campaign in 2016, which attracted over 250,000 people to take part in nationwide litter picking events, the Keep Britain Tidy Group have launched a new...

    24/02/2017
  14. Council wants to hear your views on important stage for the Local Plan southport

    West Lancashire Borough Councils Cabinet approved plans to consult on a new Local Plan for West Lancashire and the Council want ...

    West Lancashire Borough Council’s Cabinet approved plans to consult on a new Local Plan for West Lancashire and the Council want to hear your views as we start the preparation of this extremely important document. A Local Plan guides how the borough develops over a specific time period. It can...

    24/02/2017
  15. Better by bus southport

    Proposals set to transform bus travel which include enabling customers to travel on any bus, anywhere across Merseyside for one ...

    Proposals set to transform bus travel which include enabling customers to travel on any bus, anywhere across Merseyside for one price are set to go before the Merseytravel Committee next week, Thursday 2nd March. Aimed at encouraging passenger growth and making ticketing simpler for...

    24/02/2017
  16. Full speed ahead as HS2 gets Royal Assent southport

    HS2 Bill gains Royal Assent paving way for new rail line that will increase capacity on our railways, connect the biggest cities, ...

    HS2 Bill gains Royal Assent paving way for new rail line that will increase capacity on our railways, connect the biggest cities, generating jobs and economic growth. ...

    24/02/2017
  17. Unexplained death Promenade Southport southport

    Merseyside Police can confirm that officers attended an address in Promenade, Southport Thursday, 24 February following the ...

    Merseyside Police can confirm that officers attended an address in Promenade, Southport Thursday, 24 February following the discovery of the body of a man. Emergency services were called to the address at around 1.40pm and the man, believed to be in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene. ...

    24/02/2017
  18. Southport woman gets 14 years for sex offences against a child southport

    Merseyside Police welcomes the sentencing of Michael Miszczak, 54 of Acorn Street Newton le Willows and Sandra Jones, age 52 of ...

    Merseyside Police welcomes the sentencing of Michael Miszczak, 54 of Acorn Street Newton le Willows and Sandra Jones, age 52 of Promenade, Southport, who were sentenced to a total of 39 years for sex offences and child cruelty today (Thursday, 23 February) at Liverpool Crown Court. Michael...

    23/02/2017
  19. Preece Brings Back Almond On Loan southport

    Andy Preece has brought Louis Almond back on loan to the Merseyrail Community Stadium today. The ex Blackpool and Hyde ...

    Andy Preece has brought Louis Almond back on loan to the Merseyrail Community Stadium today. The ex Blackpool and Hyde United forward will give the Port a big boost in the Vanarama National League run in. Almond was transferred to Tranmere in September but a near immediate change in...

    23/02/2017
  20. Emergency services called to Promenade flats-Video southport

    All three emergency services are attending an incident at a block of flats on Southport Promenade close to the old hospital.It is ...

    All three emergency services are attending an incident at a block of flats on Southport Promenade close to the old hospital.It is not clear what the emergency is but paramedics have been taking life saving equipment into the building.

    23/02/2017
  21. Police stop and search KFC Eastbank Street southport

    Officers in a unmarked Police car stopped and searched a gang of youths outside KFC on Eastbank Street this afternoon. After ...

    Officers in a unmarked Police car stopped and searched a gang of youths outside KFC on Eastbank Street this afternoon. After checking details the group were allowed on their way.

    23/02/2017
  22. Albert Road closed after section of roof blows off Tesco Esso-Video southport

    Police have closed off Albert Road after a section of the roof from Tesco Esso petrol station fell off in high winds from Storm ...

    Police have closed off Albert Road after a section of the roof from Tesco Esso petrol station fell off in high winds from Storm Doris. The road will remain closed until the roof can be made safe. Albert Road closed Tesco...

    23/02/2017
  23. Storm Doris- Video from Southport Promenade southport

    High winds and lashing rain continue to batter Southport as storm Doris hits the town. Video footage from the Marine Lake. ...

    High winds and lashing rain continue to batter Southport as storm Doris hits the town. Video footage from the Marine Lake. Storm Doris batters Southport

    23/02/2017
  24. Fire Service called to Brunlees Court Cambridge Road southport

    Merseyside Fire and Rescue service were called to Brunlees Court on Cambridge Road at 10.55 this morning after the smoke alarms ...

    Merseyside Fire and Rescue service were called to Brunlees Court on Cambridge Road at 10.55 this morning after the smoke alarms were activated.Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building to find it was a false alarm.

    23/02/2017
  25. Strong winds from storm Doris bring down tree southport

    Strong winds from storm Doris have brought down a tree in Beresford Drive in Southport. This warning has been updated to extend ...

    Strong winds from storm Doris have brought down a tree in Beresford Drive in Southport. This warning has been updated to extend the area southwards a little into the London area. Some very strong winds are expected on Thursday in association with storm Doris with gusts of 60-70 mph likely,...

    23/02/2017
  26. Cleansing Temporarily Suspended southport

    Sefton Council is advising residents that due to the adverse weather conditions cleansing has been temporarily suspended. We will ...

    Sefton Council is advising residents that due to the adverse weather conditions cleansing has been temporarily suspended. We will be reviewing the situation throughout the day and restarting the service once conditions improve.

    23/02/2017
  27. Lifeboat Lotto canvassers will be signing up new players in the Southport area. southport

    The Southport Lifeboat would like to make people aware that Canvassers for the Southport Lifeboat lotto are out in the Southport ...

    The Southport Lifeboat would like to make people aware that Canvassers for the Southport Lifeboat lotto are out in the Southport area recruiting new players. For less than the price of a pint every week, players can be in with the chance of winning up to £5000. Set up in 2010, Lifeboat...

    23/02/2017
  28. Aughton Road -Upper Aughton Road Level Crossing Closed southport

    The level crossing at Aughton Road is closed for up to four days to allow contractors to do electrical connection work. Emergency ...

    The level crossing at Aughton Road is closed for up to four days to allow contractors to do electrical connection work. Emergency access will be maintained. Local diversions are in operation.

    23/02/2017
  29. RMT Strike Ballot Opens southport

    RMT Strike Ballot Opens. Merseyrail writes to all guards about future opportunities within the business. The soonest ...

    RMT Strike Ballot Opens. Merseyrail writes to all guards about future opportunities within the business. The soonest industrial action could take place is early March.

    23/02/2017
  30. Merseyside Police Special Constable Myles Doyle dismissed following hearing southport

    Merseyside Police can confirm that Special Constable Myles Doyle has been dismissed from the Force following a public misconduct ...

    Merseyside Police can confirm that Special Constable Myles Doyle has been dismissed from the Force following a public misconduct hearing , Wednesday 22 February. Doyle, 19, was disqualified from driving for six months, fined and given six points on his licence after pleading guilty to driving...

    23/02/2017
  31. Authorities need to work together with nightclubs and gyms to prevent drug misuse southport

    Gyms, nightclubs and festivals should display posters and mount social media campaigns to highlight the risks of drug misuse, a ...

    Gyms, nightclubs and festivals should display posters and mount social media campaigns to highlight the risks of drug misuse, a new guideline from NICE says. Local authorities should work with venues to ensure appropriate channels are used to target people who use drugs, or are at risk from...

    23/02/2017
  32. Storm Doris alert issued to drivers southport

    Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys today Thursday 23 February after Highways England issued a ...

    Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys today Thursday 23 February after Highways England issued a severe weather alert for the country’s major roads. An amber alert for gales will be in place across the North, Midlands and East between 6am and 6pm on Thursday in...

    23/02/2017
  33. Give a toss about fire safety this Pancake Day southport

    Traditionally Shrove Tuesday marks the beginning of Lent, when many people throughout the country make pancakes before they begin ...

    Traditionally Shrove Tuesday marks the beginning of Lent, when many people throughout the country make pancakes before they begin a 40 day fast. But amidst all the fun of cooking up sweet treats take a moment to remember fire safety this Pancake Day. Accidental fires caused by cooking with...

    22/02/2017
  34. Dont use you mobile phone when driving the message is clear southport

    LANCASHIRE Constabulary is supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of using a mobile phone behind the ...

    LANCASHIRE Constabulary is supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of using a mobile phone behind the wheel and the tough new penalties for those who flout the law. From next week, Wednesday 1 March 2017, new legislation comes into effect that means motorists who...

    22/02/2017
  35. Southport residents to write a new chapter by fostering children this Spring southport

    Sefton Councils Fostering and Adoption Service is asking local residents to think of fostering this spring and make a huge ...

    Sefton Council’s Fostering and Adoption Service is asking local residents to think of fostering this spring and make a huge difference to local children. Using the campaign strapline 'Make their next chapter a happy one' the local authority has launched a new fostering recruitment website to...

    22/02/2017
  36. Hospital dismissals decisions upheld southport

    Outcome of executive disciplinary appeals Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust confirmed today that the disciplinary ...

    Outcome of executive disciplinary appeals Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust confirmed today that the disciplinary appeal hearings in respect of allegations against the former Chief Executive, Jonathan Parry, and the former Director of Human Resources, Sharon Partington, have now...

    22/02/2017

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