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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Icon launch date announced southport

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach has today announced the official opening date of its hotly anticipated new rollercoaster ICON, as ...

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach has today announced the official opening date of its hotly anticipated new rollercoaster – ICON, as Friday 25th May. Since work on the new £16.25m rollercoaster commenced in December 2016, rollercoaster fans worldwide have been clamouring for news of when they’ll be...

    20/04/2018
  14. BTP policing operation ahead of the Royal Wedding southport

    Just one month until the Royal Wedding in Windsor. And with more than 100,000 people expected to travel to the big event on ...

    Just one month until the Royal Wedding in Windsor. And with more than 100,000 people expected to travel to the big event on 19 May, British Transport Police officers are gearing up to help them get there safely. We’ll have officers – both highly visible and covert – across the network,...

    20/04/2018
  15. No bull - Burscough's new look Bull and Dog re-opening soon southport

    Burscough's popular Bull and Dog is set to reopen soon after leading pub company, Punch completes a major investment of ...

    Burscough's popular Bull and Dog is set to reopen soon after leading pub company, Punch completes a major investment of £280k. It closed earlier this month whilst a refurbishment was carried out; the new look pub - which opens on 4 May - has been re-designed to promote a warm, relaxed, 'home...

    20/04/2018
  16. Get your place at the starting line this Bank Holiday at WWT Martin Mere southport

    On your marks, get set, go. WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is making a splash this bank holiday weekend with the fifth ...

    On your marks, get set, go…………. WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is making a splash this bank holiday weekend with the fifth annual plastic duck race on Monday 7 May. Due to popular demand there will be two races this year at 12noon and 3pm. All April, children have been coming in their...

    20/04/2018
  17. LEGO brick animal trail returns to Martin Mere southport

    The amazing GIANT LEGO® brick animal trail, the only one of its kind in the UK, is returning to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre ...

    The amazing GIANT LEGO® brick animal trail, the only one of its kind in the UK, is returning to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this spring with three NEW friends including Sam the Short-eared Owl. This new model was unveiled at Martin Mere. It took an amazing 80 hours to build with an...

    20/04/2018
  18. Blue v Red boys night out to rival Ladies Day southport

    The annual St. Josephs Hospices Ladies Days are always a sell-out and raise thousands of pounds for the hospice every year. ...

    The annual St. Joseph’s Hospice’s Ladies Days are always a sell-out and raise thousands of pounds for the hospice every year. But with hundreds of dads, sons and grandads passionate about supporting it, the hospice has decided to create an event especially for them. The hospice, in...

    20/04/2018
  19. 200m repair plan to transform citys roads southport

    Liverpool City Council is set to invest an additional £200 million in road repairs in a landmark investment aimed at tacking ...

    Liverpool City Council is set to invest an additional £200 million in road repairs in a landmark investment aimed at tacking the deteriorating quality of the highways network in the city. A report to the city council’s cabinet this Friday, April 20 will set out a plan to invest: £160...

    20/04/2018
  20. Conservative candidates for local elections announced. southport

    Southport Conservatives are fielding a strong team of experienced local candidates at this May's local election- a team ready to ...

    Southport Conservatives are fielding a strong team of experienced local candidates at this May's local election- a team ready to deliver from day one. With a Conservative MP in Damien Moore now representing our town, electing Conservative Councillors to our wards is the best way to put a strong...

    20/04/2018
  21. Blyth Spartans 2 Southport 0 southport

    Southport fall deeper into the relegation battle after a 2-0 defeat at Blyth Spartans. A sixth successive defeat leaves the ...

    Southport fall deeper into the relegation battle after a 2-0 defeat at Blyth Spartans. A sixth successive defeat leaves the Port in 16th place 4 points above the relegation zone with 3 games to go.

    19/04/2018
  22. Merseyside Fire And Rescue Service urges public to be water aware southport

    Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) is joining a call by UK fire chiefs to warn people of the dangers of drowning when ...

    Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) is joining a call by UK fire chiefs to warn people of the dangers of drowning when involved in activities either in or near water. Statistics show that drowning in the UK in now one of the leading causes of accidental death. In 2016 alone, 315 people...

    19/04/2018
  23. Homeless set up camp on Pitch and Putt course. southport

    A homeless person has set up a tent on the now redundant Pitch and Putt course by the Pier. Sheltered from the elements there ...

    A homeless person has set up a tent on the now redundant Pitch and Putt course by the Pier. Sheltered from the elements there is even washing hanging out to dry. Rough Sleepers in Sefton The Council has a range of services for Rough Sleepers that work across all parts of the borough to try...

    19/04/2018
  24. Rainbow House Ramble 2018 come and walk for those who cant southport

    The Annual Rainbow House Ramble will take place on Saturday 12th May! Starting at 10am from Bishop Rawstorne High, Croston, ...

    The Annual Rainbow House Ramble will take place on Saturday 12th May! Starting at 10am from Bishop Rawstorne High, Croston, participants can choose a 5 or 11 mile route taking them through Croston, Mawdesley and Eccleston in the beautiful Lancashire countryside and returning to Bishop...

    19/04/2018
  25. Biker crash fatality southport

    Paramedics battled in vain to save a bike rider seriously injured in a serious RTA yesterday teatime in Ormskirk. And this ...

    Paramedics battled in vain to save a bike rider seriously injured in a serious RTA yesterday teatime in Ormskirk. And this morning following news from the Lancashire Constburay PR office that the men sadly died of his injuries, there's been a small number of well wishers visiting the scene of...

    19/04/2018
  26. Full Council meeting to change venue southport

    Todays (April 19) Full Council meeting, scheduled to take place at Southport Town Hall at 6.30pm, will now be held at The ...

    Today’s (April 19) Full Council meeting, scheduled to take place at Southport Town Hall at 6.30pm, will now be held at The Atkinson building next door. An alternative venue is needed due to the failure of the lift at Southport Town Hall. The meeting will run as usual in The Atkinson and we...

    19/04/2018
  27. MP encourages constituents to support Cancer Research UKs Race for Life southport

    Damien Moore MP visited Southport Tesco on Saturday 14 April to encourage local women to take part in Cancer Research UKs Race ...

    Damien Moore MP visited Southport Tesco on Saturday 14 April to encourage local women to take part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. The weekend of 14 and 15 April marked Tesco’s annual ‘Tesco Turns Pink’ event in support of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. The two-day event saw the...

    19/04/2018
  28. Public warned not to approach wanted man southport

    Police continue to ask the public for their help in tracing a man in his 20s who is wanted on recall to prison and on suspicion of ...

    Police continue to ask the public for their help in tracing a man in his 20s who is wanted on recall to prison and on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Craig Lewis Ford, 25-year-old man who is from the Liverpool area is described as white, 5ft 5in...

    19/04/2018
  29. Foreign Secretary announces 9m to save our oceans southport

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson commits £9 million to protect the marine environment and drive economic development in ...

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson commits £9 million to protect the marine environment and drive economic development in Commonwealth small island states. Britain will use its position as a leading maritime nation to help Commonwealth Small Island Developing states (SIDS) drive economic...

    19/04/2018
  30. Global figures show online child sexual abuse imagery up by a third southport

    New data shows 37% increase in child sexual abuse URLs. Figures released today (April 19, 2018) by the Internet Watch ...

    New data shows 37% increase in child sexual abuse URLs. Figures released today (April 19, 2018) by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the charity that searches for and removes online child sexual abuse imagery, show that more of this disturbing material is being found than ever before. ...

    19/04/2018
  31. Gemalto awarded the new passport contract southport

    The new blue passport will be delivered under this contract and it will be the worlds first carbon neutral passport. It will ...

    The new blue passport will be delivered under this contract and it will be the world’s first carbon neutral passport. It will include a complete redesign of the inside pages that will incorporate the latest developments in secure technologies to keep ahead of forgers and fakers. The 11.5 year...

    19/04/2018
  32. How Can Social Media Companies Stop the Spread of Fake News? southport

    Facebooks actions to remove content created by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency demonstrate that it is ahead of its ...

    Facebook’s actions to remove content created by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency demonstrate that it is ahead of its competitors in the fight against disinformation. However, this is a retroactive step and the damage has already been done. Facebook published a blog post earlier this...

    19/04/2018
  33. Labour propose 1m genuinely affordable homes with new definition of affordable southport

    Labour propose one million genuinely affordable homes with new definition of affordable housing linked to incomes. ...

    Labour propose one million genuinely affordable homes with new definition of affordable housing linked to incomes. Today Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey will launch Labour’s affordable housing review and Green Paper consultation which proposes to...

    19/04/2018
  34. Commissioner urges rural communities to share views on crime and policing southport

    Photo: LET With yesterday's launch of the National Rural Crime Survey, Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner Clive ...

    Photo: LET With yesterday's launch of the National Rural Crime Survey, Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw is urging those who live and work in the county's rural communities to have their say. The survey aims to find out the public's perceptions of rural policing as...

    19/04/2018
  35. Southport MP rapped after Halsall mailshot southport

    Report: Alan Lenton, West Lancashire Record Residents of Halsall were surprised to find a Tory Southport MP newsletter ...

    Report: Alan Lenton, West Lancashire Record Residents of Halsall were surprised to find a Tory Southport MP newsletter delivered to their homes this week. It purports to claim a series of successes the MP has had for various campaigns in the Southport constituency. Perhaps he knows...

    19/04/2018
  36. Burnt out vehicle Warwick Street southport

    Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service were called to Warwick Street during the night after a vehicle was reported on fire. The ...

    Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service were called to Warwick Street during the night after a vehicle was reported on fire. The vehicle was totally destroyed in the fire. The cause of the fire has not been confirmed at the moment.

    19/04/2018

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