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  1. Strike action on Merseyrail 22 December southport

    Unfortunately due to strike action by guard members of the RMT union, a reduced train service will run across the Merseyrail ...

    Unfortunately due to strike action by guard members of the RMT union, a reduced train service will run across the Merseyrail network on Friday 22 December 2017. There will be no trains running on the Ellesmere Port or Hunts Cross lines during the strike action. Most services will run...

    14/12/2017
  2. Crime commissioner to offer funding to help victims of crime southport

    The Office of the Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner is seeking to commission the following support services for 2018-21 ...

    The Office of the Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner is seeking to commission the following support services for 2018-21 (subject to continuation of funding): Victims of hate crime (race or ethnicity, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, transgender identity) People...

    14/12/2017
  3. BBFC proposed to enforce age verification of online pornography southport

    The Government has formally proposed that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) be designated as the regulator for the ...

    The Government has formally proposed that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) be designated as the regulator for the age verification of online pornography in the UK. Age verification will mean anyone who makes pornography available online on a commercial basis must ensure under 18s...

    14/12/2017
  4. 100 arrested for Drink and Drug driving southport

    Merseyside Police have confirmed that so far this month as part of Operation Nemesis 100 people have been arrested. 47 for Drink ...

    Merseyside Police have confirmed that so far this month as part of Operation Nemesis 100 people have been arrested. 47 for Drink Driving and 53 for Drug Driving. So far this month 100 people have been

    14/12/2017
  5. Early-morning raids carried out across Cheshire and Merseyside southport

    Early-morning raids today (Thursday 14 December) saw police take action against organised crime groups suspected of exploiting ...

    Early-morning raids today (Thursday 14 December) saw police take action against organised crime groups suspected of exploiting vulnerable people to deal drugs in Cheshire and Merseyside. More than 340 officers were involved in the high-profile operation with 12 houses targeted in Widnes and...

    14/12/2017
  6. Port Sign Priestley From Alfreton Town southport

    Southport have completed the transfer of 28-year-old defender Billy Priestley from Alfreton Town for an undisclosed fee. ...

    Southport have completed the transfer of 28-year-old defender Billy Priestley from Alfreton Town for an undisclosed fee. Billy joined Alfreton in the Summer after time spent at Salford City, where he made 41 league appearances last term, and notably scored to equalise for Salford in their...

    14/12/2017
  7. Reports of handbag snatches in Southport town centre southport

    A number of handbag snatches in the town centre have been reported over the last two days. Three in the Derby Road/London Street ...

    A number of handbag snatches in the town centre have been reported over the last two days. Three in the Derby Road/London Street area and one Wed 13th on Stanley Street. Be aware of your surroundings and keep bags across your body to reduce risk. Police still have a number of the 'tinkly bells'...

    14/12/2017
  8. Damien Moore signs TUC 'Dying to Work charter' southport

    On Tuesday 12th December in Westminster, Damien Moore MP made a commitment, by signing the TUC Dying to Work charter, to support ...

    On Tuesday 12th December in Westminster, Damien Moore MP made a commitment, by signing the TUC ‘Dying to Work charter, to support and protect any of their employees who become terminally ill. Since its launch in April 2016, The TUCs ‘Dying to Work’ Voluntary Charter now protects over half a...

    14/12/2017
  9. North West parents to benefit from Tax-Free Childcare roll out for under 6s southport

    Tax Free Childcare is now available to around 140,000 families in the North West whose youngest child is under six. ...

    Tax Free Childcare is now available to around 140,000 families in the North West whose youngest child is under six. Parents, including the self-employed, can apply online for Tax-Free Childcare – part of the government’s Childcare Choices offer – for children who were aged under six on 24...

    14/12/2017
  10. Say goodbye to the waiting times with the GP extended access pilot southport

    HEALTH chiefs in West Lancashire are reminding residents over the festive period, that they can now visit a GP or practice nurse ...

    HEALTH chiefs in West Lancashire are reminding residents over the festive period, that they can now visit a GP or practice nurse in the evenings and weekends at a time that suits them. Your local GP should always be your first point of contact for any non-emergency illnesses that can’t be...

    14/12/2017
  11. Lancashire schools commended by Ofsted southport

    Figures from the latest Ofsted annual report show that the vast majority of Lancashire's children and young people continue to be ...

    Figures from the latest Ofsted annual report show that the vast majority of Lancashire's children and young people continue to be taught in schools that are either good or outstanding. The latest Ofsted statistics show that 94% of Lancashire's primary age pupils attend schools that have been...

    14/12/2017
  12. Netherton man arrested over shop thefts in Southport southport

    A 30 year old man from Netherton was arrested yesterday afternoon on Hawesside Street by @MerpolSouthport officers, in connection ...

    A 30 year old man from Netherton was arrested yesterday afternoon on Hawesside Street by @MerpolSouthport officers, in connection with multiple thefts from shops in Southport. The value of goods taken is in excess of £1000. We continue to work with local businesses to reduce theft.

    13/12/2017
  13. Damien Moore MP Welcomes End to Arriva Bus Strike Dispute southport

    Southport MP Damien Moore has welcomed the cancellation of tomorrows Arriva bus strike and all other walkouts planned for ...

    Southport MP Damien Moore has welcomed the cancellation of tomorrow’s Arriva bus strike and all other walkouts planned for December after drivers accepted Arriva’s latest pay deal. Bus drivers had been in a long-running dispute and had been lobbying for a pay rise to £12.10. The deal...

    13/12/2017
  14. Gritters in action as wintry showers forecast southport

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, as ...

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, as wintry showers are expected to hit the county early this evening. Rain, hail, sleet and snow are predicted, with the potential for difficult driving conditions,...

    13/12/2017
  15. Arriva North West bus workers hail victory in pay dispute southport

    More than 2,000 bus drivers working for Arriva North West today (Wednesday 13 December) hailed victory in their long-running pay ...

    More than 2,000 bus drivers working for Arriva North West today (Wednesday 13 December) hailed victory in their long-running pay dispute. The workers, members of Unite, the country’s largest union, voted overwhelmingly to accept the two year pay deal. Strike action in the run-up to Christmas...

    13/12/2017
  16. Promenade Care Home is Rated Good Yet Again - CQC southport

    An established Southport Care Home has yet again been rated as 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission. The Commission explained ...

    An established Southport Care Home has yet again been rated as 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission. The Commission explained their reasons for the rating: "We looked at the care plans for four people receiving support at the service. Each record contained person-centred information which...

    13/12/2017
  17. Arriva Industrial dispute has been resolved southport

    Following the decision to accept the new, two year pay offer Phil Stone, Managing Director of Arriva North West said: Arriva ...

    Following the decision to accept the new, two year pay offer Phil Stone, Managing Director of Arriva North West said: “Arriva North West is delighted that our latest offer of a two year pay agreement has been accepted by our drivers. Throughout this dispute we have maintained that talks and...

    13/12/2017
  18. Highways Englands intelligent network of the future southport

    Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes on motorways and automatically transmit the information to Highways ...

    Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes on motorways and automatically transmit the information to Highways England to schedule repairs. In a vision of the future outlined today the government company said an intelligent network coupled with connected vehicles would improve...

    13/12/2017
  19. PCSO makes special delivery southport

    PCSO Trevor Vearncombe from Southport community team delivering presents donated by our friends at St Marks Church Scarisbrick to ...

    PCSO Trevor Vearncombe from Southport community team delivering presents donated by our friends at St Marks Church Scarisbrick to the Salvation Army for families in need this Christmas.

    13/12/2017
  20. Fire at house in Birkdale, Southport southport

    Firefighters were called to a kitchen fire in a house in Vaughan Road, Birkdale, on Monday, December 11. Merseyside Fire & ...

    Firefighters were called to a kitchen fire in a house in Vaughan Road, Birkdale, on Monday, December 11. Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called and crews were alerted at 8.27pm. They were on the scene at 8.34pm. Two fire engines attended the incident, which is believed to have involved...

    13/12/2017
  21. 1,400 people with dementia stranded in hospital over Christmas southport

    1 in 10 nurses surveyed have seen people with dementia waiting over a year in hospital. Lack of social care funding turning ...

    1 in 10 nurses surveyed have seen people with dementia waiting over a year in hospital. Lack of social care funding ‘turning wards into waiting rooms’ dementia charity warns. At least 1,400 vulnerable people will spend Christmas on a hospital ward – well enough to go home, but...

    13/12/2017
  22. Damien Moore MP welcomes Family and Childrens Centre security in Southport southport

    Damien Moore MP welcomes Family and Childrens Centre security in Southport as Labour-run Sefton bow to pressure. ...

    Damien Moore MP welcomes Family and Children’s Centre security in Southport as Labour-run Sefton bow to pressure. Southport MP Damien Moore has welcomed the announcement that plans to close children’s centres across the borough have been thrown out. The Labour Sefton Council launched a...

    13/12/2017
  23. Over 14% of people in Southport saved hundreds of pounds on their energy bills southport

    New figures released from the Energy Switch Guarantee (ESG) reveal that 14% of Southport has switched electricity supplier and ...

    New figures released from the Energy Switch Guarantee (ESG) reveal that 14% of Southport has switched electricity supplier and potentially saved hundreds of pounds during the last year. The Energy Switch Guarantee is a commitment by energy suppliers - from the largest to some of the newest in...

    13/12/2017
  24. Ice warning in Lancashire southport

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, with an ...

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, with an ice warning issued by the Met Office. Rain is likely to fall on frozen surfaces creating difficult conditions. The county council is advising people to consider...

    12/12/2017
  25. FC United Away Fixture Date Change To Sunday 7th Jan southport

    Southports Vanarama National League North fixture against FC United of Manchester at Broadhurst Park has been rearranged to ...

    Southport’s Vanarama National League North fixture against FC United of Manchester at Broadhurst Park has been rearranged to Sunday 7th January, kick off 3pm. As per FC United’s lease agreement with the Manchester City Council, FC United are not permitted to play home fixtures on the same day as...

    12/12/2017
  26. Scarisbrick drink driver's court date following Ormskirk accident southport

    Police have today confirmed that a Scarisbrick woman arrested for drunk driving will be appearing before magistrates on 21 ...

    Police have today confirmed that a Scarisbrick woman arrested for drunk driving will be appearing before magistrates on 21 December. This statement was released to QLocal's Ormskirk reporter Roger Blaxall this morning: "Lorraine Sutter, 54, of Drummersdale Lane, Scarisbrick is due to appear at...

    12/12/2017
  27. Call for government to fund any pay rise for Council staff southport

    West Lancashire Borough Council welcomes the discussion about increasing pay for local government staff but is calling on the ...

    West Lancashire Borough Council welcomes the discussion about increasing pay for local government staff but is calling on the government to ensure it funds the extra expense it will create for all authorities. In the first week of December the National Employers for Local Government Services...

    12/12/2017
  28. Christmas bank holiday pharmacy services southport

    Several pharmacies will be open throughout the Christmas bank holiday period and the best way to find out which pharmacy is open ...

    Several pharmacies will be open throughout the Christmas bank holiday period and the best way to find out which pharmacy is open and when is to check your local CCG’s website: South Sefton CCG Southport and Formby CCG

    12/12/2017
  29. Revellers warned to 'keep a clear head' around the rail network over the festive seas southport

    7,419 recorded alcohol-related incidents on and around the railway in 2016/17 an increase of 17% compared with 2015/161 16% ...

    7,419 recorded alcohol-related incidents on and around the railway in 2016/17 – an increase of 17% compared with 2015/161 16% of those incidents happened over the festive period Network Rail, British Transport Police and RSSB unite to encourage people to “Keep a Clear Head” on and around...

    12/12/2017
  30. Metal theft falls after introduction of Scrap Metal Dealers Act southport

    A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has found the number of thefts fell by more than three quarters in 4 years. Metal ...

    A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has found the number of thefts fell by more than three quarters in 4 years. Metal theft has fallen by more than three quarters in 4 years following action by government to tackle a spike in these crimes. A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act,...

    12/12/2017
  31. Southport man arrested on suspicion of modern slavery southport

    Two men have been arrested in Portsmouth on suspicion of modern slavery offences. Two men have been arrested in Portsmouth on ...

    Two men have been arrested in Portsmouth on suspicion of modern slavery offences. Two men have been arrested in Portsmouth on suspicion of modern slavery offences. Police officers boarded a fishing boat at Camber Dock on East Street just after 3.30pm on Thursday, December 7. They located...

    12/12/2017
  32. Important information to help rough sleepers southport

    Sefton Council has a range of services for rough sleepers throughout the borough which are available all year round. ...

    Sefton Council has a range of services for rough sleepers throughout the borough which are available all year round. Services are at hand as we to try and reduce the number of people sleeping rough in Sefton. If you see anyone sleeping rough or have any concerns about someone on the...

    12/12/2017
  33. Ormskirk and District Snooker results southport

    Southport Conservative Club continue to march towards that record-breaking sixth consecutive league title in the top flight of ...

    Southport Conservative Club continue to march towards that record-breaking sixth consecutive league title in the top flight of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League. This time around they completed a 5-1 triumph over Scarisbrick NSC and that was without a full team of players as they...

    12/12/2017
  34. How to fool a speed camera southport

    Are a small number of performance cars trying to fool speed cameras by having their rear number plates highly illuminated? ...

    Are a small number of performance cars trying to fool speed cameras by having their rear number plates highly illuminated? Spotted in Ormskirk on Sunday night at the Fiveways junction was this black Golf which drove off towards Southport; it's not known of the small LED lights are highly...

    12/12/2017
  35. County boundary signs 'vandalised' by anti frackers southport

    Blink and you'll miss it - the LCC boundary signs at Kew have been defaced by anti frackers. ...

    Blink and you'll miss it - the LCC boundary signs at Kew have been defaced by anti frackers.

    12/12/2017
  36. 'Rip off' delivery charges by Southport charity shop - claim southport

    An Ormskirk QLocal reader has contacted the news desk with claims that a Southport charity shop's delivery charges are a rip ...

    An Ormskirk QLocal reader has contacted the news desk with claims that a Southport charity shop's delivery charges are a ‘rip off’. The man and his wife bought a used desk and work station off the British Heart Foundation shop on Lord St for a very reasonable £60 but the man was gobsmacked to be...

    12/12/2017

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