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  1. Merseyside Police welcomes return of restored ex-police cars southport

    Merseyside Police has welcomed the return of two former police cars to their previous home at Smithdown Lane station. The ...

    Merseyside Police has welcomed the return of two former police cars to their previous home at Smithdown Lane station. The vintage Ford Escort RS2000’s which were owned by Merseyside Police in the 1980’s have been restored by ex-police officers. They returned to the station on Thursday, 16...

    19/11/2017
  2. Saturday evening passes off without incident in Southport town centre southport

    Officers have patrolled Southport Town Centre yesterday evening with 10x Section 35 ASB Crime & Policing Act Dispersal Notices ...

    Officers have patrolled Southport Town Centre yesterday evening with 10x Section 35 ASB Crime & Policing Act Dispersal Notices being issued. The evening has passed without incident with the Town Centre quiet, no damage and no disorder. Thanks one and all.

    19/11/2017
  3. MP Damien Moore Visit to Christ the King High School southport

    On Friday 17th November, Damien visited Christ the King Catholic High School and Sixth Form Centre in Southport. The ...

    On Friday 17th November, Damien visited Christ the King Catholic High School and Sixth Form Centre in Southport. The voluntary-aided mixed 11-18 school is performing well despite its recent Ofsted report requiring improvements to be made. In 2017, 55% of students gained 5 A*-C GCSEs (or...

    19/11/2017
  4. Labour Faces Two Ways Over Sefton's Offshore Tax Advisors southport

    A top national Labour spokesperson has hit out at the offshore tax advisors who were hired by Sefton Council to help them buy the ...

    A top national Labour spokesperson has hit out at the offshore tax advisors who were hired by Sefton Council to help them buy the Bootle New Strand shopping centre without Stamp Duty via a Luxembourg company. Nationally and locally it seems that Labour is taking completely different positions. ...

    19/11/2017
  5. Directors make plain, NO Council cash yet allocated for playgrounds southport

    Information has been release which proves campaigning residents seeking a new playground have been bamboozled by outside ...

    Information has been release which proves campaigning residents seeking a new playground have been bamboozled by outside politicians coming into town with their own agendas. Councillors' promises are not Council decisions. A review of Council decision making by two Sefton MBC Directors called...

    19/11/2017
  6. Councillors Give Free Park and Ride for pre-Christmas Saturdays southport

    Aimâ isâ to boost town trade and ease pollution and congestion Local Councillors have agreed to spend ...

    Aim​ is​ to boost town trade and ease pollution and congestion Local Councillors have agreed to spend Southport Area Committee funds to relieve Christmas shoppers of Park & Ride fees. The majority of the £1900 subsidy ​has been allocated ​by ​the councillors of ​Dukes Ward, which covers the town...

    19/11/2017
  7. Southport 0 Blyth Spartans 3 southport

    Another defeat for Southport today as they went down 0-3 to Blyth Spartans. Report later. Southport 0 Blyth Spartans 3 ...

    Another defeat for Southport today as they went down 0-3 to Blyth Spartans. Report later. Southport 0 Blyth Spartans 3 pic.twitter.com/3d4e5XREzO& ;mdash; Roving-eye...

    18/11/2017
  8. Could Sefton Council be in the market for the Port of Liverpool? southport

    Councillor Tony Dawson asked the question in the Council meeting this week during discussions about the Luxembourg purchase of the ...

    Councillor Tony Dawson asked the question in the Council meeting this week during discussions about the Luxembourg purchase of the Bootle New Strand shopping centre. For the Port of Liverpool, despite its name is actual in Bootle and comes under Sefton Council. Since the Council bought the shopping...

    18/11/2017
  9. Councillors Give Free Park & Ride for pre-Christmas Saturdays southport

    Aimâ isâ to boost town trade and ease pollution and congestion Local Councillors have agreed to spend ...

    Aim​ is​ to boost town trade and ease pollution and congestion Local Councillors have agreed to spend Southport Area Committee funds to relieve Christmas shoppers of Park & Ride fees. The majority of the £1900 subsidy ​has been allocated ​by ​the councillors of ​Dukes Ward, which covers the town...

    18/11/2017
  10. Police arrest shoplifter after Tesco theft southport

    Police have arrested a shoplifter who stole Vodka and sweets from Tesco Express on Eastbank Street this morning. He was caught ...

    Police have arrested a shoplifter who stole Vodka and sweets from Tesco Express on Eastbank Street this morning. He was caught in the car park of the driving test centre where police recovered a bottle of Vodka and packets of sweets from the mans bag. Officers have now taken the man to a...

    18/11/2017
  11. All change at Lidl, and not for the better say some customers southport

    Regular Lidl shoppers in Southport have said theyve been confused by some not so little changes at the store. An ...

    Regular Lidl shoppers in Southport have said they’ve been ‘confused’ by some not so little changes at the store. An interior makeover has seen whole areas of stock moved around – and that’s what’s been confusing lots of regular customers - and even a few staff!

    18/11/2017
  12. Police stepping up Ringtail Retail Park patrols southport

    The advent of ANPR is proving a real boon to local crime fighting, especially at the busy Burscough Ringtail Retail Park which is ...

    The advent of ANPR is proving a real boon to local crime fighting, especially at the busy Burscough Ringtail Retail Park which is something of a honey pot to shoplifters attracted to places like Booths. And despite a multiplicity of cameras in store, some have started to get 'cute' by ordering...

    18/11/2017
  13. Police confiscate alcohol and get Teens off the streets southport

    The scene outside KFC at 7.52PM Friday 17th Nov. The scene outside KFC at 8.50PM Friday 17th, as officers continue to ...

    The scene outside KFC at 7.52PM Friday 17th Nov. The scene outside KFC at 8.50PM Friday 17th, as officers continue to police the dispersal zone. 9.05PM Friday 17th Nov. 17 bottles of beer seized from two boys aged under 16 on Kings Gardens. #MerPol SouthportDispersalZone.

    18/11/2017
  14. Revealed.How Sefton Council spent 684,000 on Bootle Strand advice southport

    Senior Lib Dem councillor Iain Brodie Browne has expressed his concern at the refusal of Sefton Council Leader Ian Maher to come ...

    Senior Lib Dem councillor Iain Brodie Browne has expressed his concern at the refusal of Sefton Council Leader Ian Maher to come clean over the true cost of professional advisors employed over the controversial £32 million purchase of the Bootle Strand Shopping Centre. But research carried out...

    18/11/2017
  15. Arriva staff offered 1p per hour pay rise southport

    Pay talks insult as Arriva North West bus workers gear up for nine days of strikes in December. Pay talks to avert more bus ...

    Pay talks ‘insult’ as Arriva North West bus workers gear up for nine days of strikes in December. Pay talks to avert more bus strikes in the north west broke up today (Friday 17 November), after the bosses offered an ‘insulting’ one penny extra an hour to the hourly rate, Unite, the country’s...

    17/11/2017
  16. Dispersal zone set up in Southport town centre this weekend southport

    A Dispersal Zone is in force in Southport Town Centre from 6pm this evening (17/11/17) until Sunday 19/11/17 @ 6pm, as per the ...

    A Dispersal Zone is in force in Southport Town Centre from 6pm this evening (17/11/17) until Sunday 19/11/17 @ 6pm, as per the attached Map. Enforcement of the Dispersal Area allows officers to issue notices to anyone in the area involved / likely to be involved in ASB.

    17/11/2017
  17. Fire Service called to Scarisbrick Ave after Decorations become unsafe-Video southport

    Scarisbrick Avenue has been cordoned off by the Fire Service after concerns about the Christmas Decorations falling down onto ...

    Scarisbrick Avenue has been cordoned off by the Fire Service after concerns about the Christmas Decorations falling down onto people below. Some of the cube shaped decorations are hanging just by one wire and look extremely unsafe. Scarisbrick Avenue will remain cordoned off until the...

    17/11/2017
  18. London 2012 Technical Director delivers inspirational presentation to KGV students southport

    Friday 10 November saw King George V College played host to Pier Shepperd, Director at Wonderworks Ltd. Speaking to a packed ...

    Friday 10 November saw King George V College played host to Pier Shepperd, Director at Wonderworks Ltd. Speaking to a packed theatre of over 120 students, Pier’s spoke in detail about his career to date. Growing up in Wiveliscombe, Somerset, Pier’s spoke frankly about how he went from the boy...

    17/11/2017
  19. Police raid property in Milton Street southport

    Merseyside Police have executed a warrant at a property in Milton Street Southport. Officers arrived on scene at midday and ...

    Merseyside Police have executed a warrant at a property in Milton Street Southport. Officers arrived on scene at midday and gained entry. More from the press office when the information is released.

    17/11/2017
  20. Hospitals hold baby and child Christmas remembrance service southport

    Ormskirk hospital will be offering support for the third year running to families remembering lost loved ones in the weeks before ...

    Ormskirk hospital will be offering support for the third year running to families remembering lost loved ones in the weeks before Christmas. The Baby and Child Remembrance Service will be held at Ormskirk hospital and led by the Trust chaplain, the Rev Martin Abrams. Martin said: “The run...

    17/11/2017
  21. Stagecoach invests over 4 million in brand new next-generation buses southport

    Stagecoach Merseyside, Cheshire, and South Lancashire has upgraded its fleet, investing over £4 million in brand new buses. ...

    Stagecoach Merseyside, Cheshire, and South Lancashire has upgraded its fleet, investing over £4 million in brand new buses. The company, which operates over 400 buses across the three regions, will boost its fleet by 18 new vehicles. In a first for the business, the company is launching...

    17/11/2017
  22. Southport v Blyth Spartans southport

    Southport welcome Blyth Spartans to the Merseyrail Community Stadium this weekend, desperate to put an end to their eleven match ...

    Southport welcome Blyth Spartans to the Merseyrail Community Stadium this weekend, desperate to put an end to their eleven match winless run. Kevin Davies was left ruing a leaky defence on Tuesday after tasting defeat for the first time as a manager, although had Southport taken their chances in...

    17/11/2017
  23. Trevor Farthing missing from home for five months southport

    The family of a man who has been missing for nearly five months have issued a further appeal to find him. Trevor Farthing ...

    The family of a man who has been missing for nearly five months have issued a further appeal to find him. Trevor Farthing was last seen on Wednesday 21 June 2017 on Marshalls Cross Road, St Helens, at around 9.30am. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate him since. His family...

    17/11/2017
  24. Lawyer calls for drink and drug courses for learner drivers southport

    Learner drink and drug-driving information courses should be incorporated into driving test requirements, according to a leading ...

    Learner drink and drug-driving information courses should be incorporated into driving test requirements, according to a leading motoring lawyer. Frank Rogers, head of Just Motor Law, in Hoghton Street, Southport, is calling for an awareness-raising element to be introduced into learner...

    17/11/2017
  25. Sefton blooms as NWiB judges heap praise on borough southport

    Sefton is blooming lovely thanks to outstanding neighbourhood gardening projects. Sixteen community locations across ...

    Sefton is blooming lovely thanks to outstanding neighbourhood gardening projects. Sixteen community locations across Sefton have been rated as ‘Outstanding’ in the 2017 North West In Bloom (NWiB) and It’s Your Neighbourhood awards, with a further 12 being rated as ‘Thriving’. In the...

    17/11/2017
  26. Has your child had the free flu vaccine? southport

    Leading health figures at Sefton Council, NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG are ...

    Leading health figures at Sefton Council, NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG are encouraging parents to make sure their children receive their free flu vaccination. The free flu vaccine is available to those who are at risk of the more...

    17/11/2017
  27. Time to allow landowners to temporarily divert footpaths southport

    Time to allow landowners to temporarily divert footpaths to prevent harm to dogs, walkers and livestock Landowners ...

    “Time to allow landowners to temporarily divert footpaths to prevent harm to dogs, walkers and livestock” Landowners have called for a common-sense measure to allow them to divert footpaths on a temporary basis where there is a risk of harm to the public, dogs or livestock. The call is...

    17/11/2017
  28. Serious RTC Southport Road Scarisbrick-Video southport

    The emergency services including the Air Ambulance were called to a RTC on Southport Road Scarisbrick at approximately 1.00 today. ...

    The emergency services including the Air Ambulance were called to a RTC on Southport Road Scarisbrick at approximately 1.00 today. Two cars collided head on outside Halliwell Jones. The driver of the BMW suffered minor injuries and the driver of the Ford was airlifted to hospital by the Air...

    16/11/2017
  29. Whos In Court, Seven found guilty of littering southport

    Seven people have this week been found guilty of littering across Sefton, leading to fines totalling nearly £1,700. ...

    Seven people have this week been found guilty of littering across Sefton, leading to fines totalling nearly £1,700. Four Sefton residents, two men from West Lancashire and a man from Blackpool were all found guilty of littering after being caught by enforcement officers dropping rubbish in...

    16/11/2017
  30. Palm Oil continues to wash up on shoreline southport

    Members of Sefton Council's coast and countryside team continue to collect palm oil debris in the tideline along the #Sefton ...

    Members of Sefton Council's coast and countryside team continue to collect palm oil debris in the tideline along the #Sefton coast, particularly between #Ainsdale and #Birkdale. So far 80 bags of the stuff have been removed from the beach there by the team. This material is harmless to humans,...

    16/11/2017
  31. Countywide operation launched to track down Lancashires wanted southport

    Police in Lancashire are asking for the publics help tracking down several wanted individuals as part of an operation launched ...

    Police in Lancashire are asking for the public’s help tracking down several wanted individuals as part of an operation launched this week. Operation Montford is a force wide operation that focuses on locating and arresting outstanding wanted individuals. The operation is running through...

    16/11/2017
  32. Teenager arrested and imitation firearm recovered from alleyway southport

    Merseyside Police has arrested a teenager and recovered an imitation handgun following an incident yesterday, Wednesday 15 ...

    Merseyside Police has arrested a teenager and recovered an imitation handgun following an incident yesterday, Wednesday 15 November. At around 10.40pm, officers acting on information attended Linacre Lane Bootle and located a suspected imitation handgun in an alleyway. Upon examination, it was...

    16/11/2017
  33. DVLA clamping untaxed vehicles southport

    The DVLA are out in force in Southport this morning clamping untaxed vehicles in the Meols Cop and High Park areas of Southport. ...

    The DVLA are out in force in Southport this morning clamping untaxed vehicles in the Meols Cop and High Park areas of Southport. Wheel clamping for unpaid vehicle tax If your vehicle is untaxed it can be wheel clamped or instantly impounded. If your vehicle is clamped and you don't pay for...

    16/11/2017
  34. Tips for dining out with a person living with dementia southport

    Caring for somebody who is living with dementia can mean some planning and adjustments to things we often take for granted. One of ...

    Caring for somebody who is living with dementia can mean some planning and adjustments to things we often take for granted. One of those things is eating out, sometimes it can be difficult so Alzheimer’s Society in Southport, have some hints and tips from service users and carers from across Sefton...

    16/11/2017
  35. Highways England is geared up for winter southport

    Highways Englands team of 1,300 specially trained gritter drivers based across the country are geared up for winter and are ...

    Highways England’s team of 1,300 specially trained gritter drivers based across the country are geared up for winter – and are urging drivers to do the same. The company responsible for the country’s motorways and main A roads has more than 280,000 tonnes of salt, over 500 salt spreading...

    16/11/2017
  36. Starbucks Verandah Restoration Lord Street-Cllr Barton Comments southport

    Conservation continues on Lord Street. Many appreciations to the exceptional Property Owners and Management Teams for having begun ...

    Conservation continues on Lord Street. Many appreciations to the exceptional Property Owners and Management Teams for having begun extensive restoration works on their Verandahs "Starbucks Southport" here in the Southport Town Centre. Once again it is a true delight to see another business...

    16/11/2017

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