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  1. Police raid property in Scarisbrick Avenue southport

    Officers from Merseyside Police have executed a warrant at an address in Scarisbrick Avenue this morning. The officers used a ...

    Officers from Merseyside Police have executed a warrant at an address in Scarisbrick Avenue this morning. The officers used a large hammer to smash open the door. More from the press office later.

    19/01/2018
  2. Merseyside Police announce results of Christmas drink and drug drive campaign southport

    Merseyside Police can confirm there has been an increase in the number of arrests over the Christmas period. Our drink drug drive ...

    Merseyside Police can confirm there has been an increase in the number of arrests over the Christmas period. Our drink drug drive campaign ‘What’s The Cost?’ saw a 29% increase in arrests for drink driving offences from the previous year’s campaign. The number of drivers testing positive for drug...

    19/01/2018
  3. Southport v Stockport County southport

    Southport have the chance to win a third straight home match this weekend when they welcome Stockport County to the Merseyrail ...

    Southport have the chance to win a third straight home match this weekend when they welcome Stockport County to the Merseyrail Community Stadium. The task ahead is tough – County have not lost since December 2 and have already handed Southport two heavy defeats this season, in both the league...

    19/01/2018
  4. Police pull car with Romanian licence plates southport

    Officers from Merseyside Police stopped a vehicle on Lord Street (Garrick Parade) at approximately 6.00 am today. The car with ...

    Officers from Merseyside Police stopped a vehicle on Lord Street (Garrick Parade) at approximately 6.00 am today. The car with Romanian number plates had no tax or insurance. Police arrested the female driver who was screaming and shouting at the scene leaving the other occupants to find their...

    19/01/2018
  5. National award for Myplace southport

    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and The Lancashire Wildlife Trust bagged an award at the first national, Children and Young ...

    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and The Lancashire Wildlife Trust bagged an award at the first national, Children and Young People Mental Health (CYPMH) Awards ceremony which was held to celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams working in mental health. The Trust’s were...

    19/01/2018
  6. Minute's silence for tragic Cassie tomorrow southport

    Southport town centre will fall silent for a minute tomorrow afternoon exactly a week after the horrific murder of tragic Cassie ...

    Southport town centre will fall silent for a minute tomorrow afternoon exactly a week after the horrific murder of tragic Cassie Hayes. The popular Tui travel agent worker will be remembered at 1.27pm with a majority of locals shops taking part in the event. Meanwhile, a growing number of...

    19/01/2018
  7. MP concerned by west Lancs. omission from Transport for the North plans southport

    MP Rosie Cooper has reacted to the announcement by Transport for the North (TfN) of their bid for increased transport funding for ...

    MP Rosie Cooper has reacted to the announcement by Transport for the North (TfN) of their bid for increased transport funding for the North, with deep concern at the complete omission of West Lancashire from its plan. TfN launched their Strategic Transport Plan this week yet among the 98 pages...

    19/01/2018
  8. European culture anniversary is a capital celebration southport

    Get ready for a bumper year as Liverpool celebrates being a cultural capital. Ten years since the game-changing year as ...

    Get ready for a bumper year as Liverpool celebrates being a cultural capital. Ten years since the game-changing year as European Capital of Culture, Liverpool is marking the milestone with a programme of exciting, inspirational and thought-provoking projects which will shine an international...

    19/01/2018
  9. Cassie Hayes Family Tribute southport

    The family of Cassie Hayes have issued the following tribute. "Our whole lives have been shattered. This has torn our hearts ...

    The family of Cassie Hayes have issued the following tribute. "Our whole lives have been shattered. This has torn our hearts from our bodies. Cassie was an amazing, kind human being who would do anything for anyone. She doted on all her family and our loss is beyond calculation. We ask...

    19/01/2018
  10. Missing from home Anthony Fisher Jones southport

    Merseyside Police is appealing for help in tracing a 32 year-old man missing from home in Aintree. Anthony Fisher Jones was ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for help in tracing a 32 year-old man missing from home in Aintree. Anthony Fisher Jones was last seen on Taunton Drive at 8.30am on Wednesday 17th January. He is described as white, 5ft 8in tall, of stocky build with short dark brown hair and stubble. ...

    19/01/2018
  11. Drive to raise education standards in areas most in need southport

    New Education Secretary unveils plans to drive up standards by supporting underperforming schools and increase opportunities in ...

    New Education Secretary unveils plans to drive up standards by supporting underperforming schools and increase opportunities in areas most in need. Raising education standards by supporting underperforming schools and offering young people more opportunities to make the best of their lives...

    19/01/2018
  12. Lancashire Police launches Alexa bulletins southport

    Lancashire Constabulary is now streaming daily briefings straight to peoples homes with the launch of a new voice activated app. ...

    Lancashire Constabulary is now streaming daily briefings straight to people’s homes with the launch of a new voice activated app. Amazon Alexa users can sign up to receive the latest news and information from the constabulary directly to their smart speaker. The free skill –...

    18/01/2018
  13. UK flu levels remain high according to PHE statistics southport

    Seasonal flu levels have continued to increase in the last week across the UK. The latest Public health England (PHE) report ...

    Seasonal flu levels have continued to increase in the last week across the UK. The latest Public health England (PHE) report published at 14:00 today shows that seasonal flu activity levels have continued to increase in the last week across the UK but various indicators show the rate of increase...

    18/01/2018
  14. Keep Warm, Keep Well event at The Atkinson southport

    Sefton continues to help vulnerable people get through winter by hosting a Keep Warm, Keep Well event next month. The Local ...

    Sefton continues to help vulnerable people get through winter by hosting a Keep Warm, Keep Well event next month. The Local Authority, alongside Sefton OPERA are supporting the National Energy Action’s Warm Homes Campaign by organising an event at the Atkinson Arts Centre, Southport on...

    18/01/2018
  15. The race is on for Freshfields southport

    Freshfields Animal Rescue is delighted to announce the launch of their Rescue to Rescue Cycle Challenge. The yearlong campaign ...

    Freshfields Animal Rescue is delighted to announce the launch of their Rescue to Rescue Cycle Challenge. The yearlong campaign that aims to raise much needed funds for the Merseyside based rescue centre sees teams join together to complete the 120 mile distance, between the Liverpool rescue and...

    18/01/2018
  16. Bird flu prevention zone extended to cover whole of England southport

    Legal requirement for all bird keepers in England to follow strict biosecurity measures. A bird flu prevention zone has ...

    Legal requirement for all bird keepers in England to follow strict biosecurity measures. A bird flu prevention zone has been declared across the whole of England, Chief Veterinary Officer Nigel Gibbens has confirmed today. This means it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to...

    18/01/2018
  17. Paint dumped in Pool Hey Lane ditch southport

    Fly tippers have been out again this time dumping paint and brushes in a ditch in Pool Hey Lane Scarisbrick. Fly tipping is an ...

    Fly tippers have been out again this time dumping paint and brushes in a ditch in Pool Hey Lane Scarisbrick. Fly tipping is an unsightly and dangerous problem and costs council tax payers money to clear away. WLBC treat this problem very seriously and will usually prosecute anyone caught fly...

    18/01/2018
  18. Register your electrical goods for Register My Appliance Day southport

    Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is urging everyone to improve their home safety by taking the simple step of registering ...

    Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is urging everyone to improve their home safety by taking the simple step of registering their fridges, freezers and washing machines as part of Register My Appliance Day. Register My Appliance Day is a national fire safety campaign aimed at encouraging...

    18/01/2018
  19. Aliens, vertigo, and a Glasgow nightclub included in this years expenses and excuses southport

    Every year, following the 31 January Self Assessment (SA) deadline, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) receives a number of imaginative ...

    Every year, following the 31 January Self Assessment (SA) deadline, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) receives a number of imaginative and intriguing excuses for not completing tax returns on time. Each year also sees some widely optimistic expense claims. Recent excuses include: 1. I...

    18/01/2018
  20. NWAS continues to support patients to Stay Well This Winter southport

    North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has continued on its mission to help people stay well this winter by handing out a leaflet ...

    North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has continued on its mission to help people stay well this winter by handing out a leaflet containing winter wellbeing advice to patients travelling on the Patient Transport Service (PTS). From late September and throughout October, PTS staff helped kick...

    18/01/2018
  21. Lancashire roads improved under Labour southport

    According to Lancashire County Councils latest Transport Asset Management Plan (December 2017, publish 8th January 2018, copy ...

    According to Lancashire County Council’s latest Transport Asset Management Plan (December 2017, publish 8th January 2018, copy attached) roads, footpaths and street lighting all improved between 2014 and 2017, under the Labour administration. The only reduction in condition was bridges which...

    18/01/2018
  22. New guidelines call for homes for people and wildlife southport

    New guidelines published today show how new housing developments can be built in a way that provides people with greener, ...

    New guidelines published today show how new housing developments can be built in a way that provides people with greener, inspirational homes which help to reverse decades of wildlife and habitat decline in the North West and the rest of the UK. ‘Homes for people and wildlife - how to build...

    18/01/2018
  23. KGV sports students aim high southport

    It looks to be a busy year for two KGV BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Sports students, Liam Thompson and Dan Couton, as they ...

    It looks to be a busy year for two KGV BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Sports students, Liam Thompson and Dan Couton, as they balance the demands of level three studies with a challenging training schedule in their respective sports. Second year student Liam Thompson, who chose to study sport at KGV...

    18/01/2018
  24. First MoT test to remain at 3 years to protect road safety southport

    Ministers put road safety first as they today (18 January 2017) decided to maintain the period before a cars first MoT test at 3 ...

    Ministers put road safety first as they today (18 January 2017) decided to maintain the period before a car’s first MoT test at 3 years. The move comes after a Department for Transport consultation last year to consider changing the wait before the first test to 4 years. Most of those...

    18/01/2018
  25. Fire in Park Road southport

    Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service were called to Park Road at approximately 5.30 this evening after reports of a fire at a block ...

    Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service were called to Park Road at approximately 5.30 this evening after reports of a fire at a block of flats. The blaze was soon extinguished and extractor fans were used to blow the smoke away.

    17/01/2018
  26. Sefton residents can take control of their energy bills southport

    Switching your energy tariff with the Merseyside Collective Switch is both quick and easy, and it could save you hundreds of ...

    Switching your energy tariff with the Merseyside Collective Switch is both quick and easy, and it could save you hundreds of pounds a year. Run in partnership with your local authority, the Merseyside Collective Switch aims to negotiate the cheapest energy tariff on the market, which will...

    17/01/2018
  27. Litterbugs in court after being caught dropping rubbish southport

    Litter louts who have been caught irresponsibly disposing of rubbish in Sefton have been convicted in court this week, leading to ...

    Litter louts who have been caught irresponsibly disposing of rubbish in Sefton have been convicted in court this week, leading to fines totaling more than £1,000 Three people, all from the Southport area of Sefton failed to appear at South Sefton Magistrates court this week (Tuesday, January 16)...

    17/01/2018
  28. RTC Wyke Lane southport

    Wyke Lane in Scarisbrick was closed for a short time this morning after the driver of a car lost control of their vehicle and ...

    Wyke Lane in Scarisbrick was closed for a short time this morning after the driver of a car lost control of their vehicle and ended up in the ditch at the side of the road. The vehicle was recovered and there are not thought to be any serious injuries.

    17/01/2018
  29. Attempted burglary, Scarisbrick southport

    Police raced to Wood Moss Lane, Scarisbrick last night after reports of an attempted burglary. A police dog unit was seen on ...

    Police raced to Wood Moss Lane, Scarisbrick last night after reports of an attempted burglary. A police dog unit was seen on Bescar Lane near the chapel while two police vans attended the call off a home owner who said their residence had been broken into at around 6.20pm. Police confirmed...

    17/01/2018
  30. Dangerous man wanted on recall to prison southport

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to find a Walton man who is wanted on a recall to prison. 38-year-old John ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to find a Walton man who is wanted on a recall to prison. 38-year-old John Croston from Grey Road is wanted after recently breaching his licence conditions following release from prison in 2014 after serving a sentence for the offence of grievous...

    17/01/2018
  31. Council to take up to 28 days to fix a broken street light southport

    Council to take up to 28 days to fix a broken street light. Qlocal has been sent several emails regarding broken street lights ...

    Council to take up to 28 days to fix a broken street light. Qlocal has been sent several emails regarding broken street lights in the area. I reported a defective street light on 16 Dec to Sefton direct. I rang again yesterday 15 Jan as it has not been repaired I was told, that there were...

    17/01/2018
  32. PM commits to government-wide drive to tackle loneliness southport

    Today (Wednesday 17 January) the Prime Minister will set out how government is tackling loneliness and combating social isolation. ...

    Today (Wednesday 17 January) the Prime Minister will set out how government is tackling loneliness and combating social isolation. She will announce that the government is accepting a series of recommendations from the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness. The Prime Minister will host a reception...

    17/01/2018
  33. Are you ready to enrol? January courses for adult learners southport

    Dont miss out on our new programme of courses for adults starting the week commencing 22 January 2018. If youre ready to ...

    Don’t miss out on our new programme of courses for adults starting the week commencing 22 January 2018. If you’re ready to enrol You can enrol in person by visiting our Mornington Road Campus every weekday between 10.00am and 3.00pm or if you need an evening time slot until 6.30pm on Wednesday...

    17/01/2018
  34. Local NHS encourages residents to have their say on assisted conception services southport

    NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working in partnership with the other seven CCGs in Lancashire and South ...

    NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working in partnership with the other seven CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria to review clinical policies across the region. The eight CCGs across Lancashire and South Cumbria have all agreed that there is a need to review their...

    17/01/2018
  35. 170 operations a day to remove rotten teeth in children southport

    New figures show there were nearly 43,000 hospital operations to remove teeth in teenagers and children last year equating to ...

    New figures show there were nearly 43,000 hospital operations to remove teeth in teenagers and children last year – equating to 170 a day – prompting council leaders to call for urgent action to tackle sugar. The Local Government Association, which represents 370 councils in England and Wales,...

    16/01/2018
  36. Mayors Musings, A New Year and a new beginning for our citizens southport

    Happy New Year and welcome to the first edition of the Mayors Musings! For those of you who dont know me, Im Mayor of Sefton ...

    Happy New Year and welcome to the first edition of the Mayor’s Musings! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Mayor of Sefton Councillor Dave Robinson. Along with my wife Mayoress Wendy Robinson and my team of civic helpers, I get to see the very best of what our beautiful borough has to offer...

    16/01/2018

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