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  1. MP calls on minister to take immediate safety action at dangerous road junction southport

    Sefton Central MP, Bill Esterson has written to the Transport Secretary to demand changes be made to Switch Island as a matter of ...

    Sefton Central MP, Bill Esterson has written to the Transport Secretary to demand changes be made to Switch Island as a matter of urgency. The move by the MP follows the latest series of accidents at the busy junction, which followed the opening of the new Broomes Cross Road or Thornton by-pass....

    22/02/2017
  2. Burglary in Mere Brow southport

    Police are appealing for information following a burglary at an address in Mere Brow. It happened between 6pm and 8pm on ...

    Police are appealing for information following a burglary at an address in Mere Brow. It happened between 6pm and 8pm on Monday, February 20 when a house on The Gravel was broken into. The offenders ransacked the property, stealing items including jewellery and watches, before taking a green...

    22/02/2017
  3. Folk Royalty -Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle southport

    Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle - an Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman all top notch musicians and all ...

    Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle - an Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman – all top notch musicians and all part of the acclaimed BBC Transatlantic Sessions return to The Atkinson this February. The trio promise traditional music from master flautist McGoldrick (Flook,...

    22/02/2017
  4. National Trust at Formby will be closed tomorrow southport

    Due to the forecast high winds the National Trust nature reserve at Formby will close at 4pm today and will be closed all day on ...

    Due to the forecast high winds the National Trust nature reserve at Formby will close at 4pm today and will be closed all day on Thursday.

    22/02/2017
  5. 42 year old man killed by train in Freshfield southport

    British Transport Police have confirmed a 42-year-old man was struck by a train and killed at Fishermans Crossing. A ...

    British Transport Police have confirmed a 42-year-old man was struck by a train and killed at Fisherman’s Crossing. A 42-year-old man has sadly died after he was struck by a train at Fisherman’s Path crossing near Freshfield. Officers from British Transport Police were called to the scene...

    22/02/2017
  6. Avocets return to Martin Mere southport

    Spring is in the air at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre with the first 5 avocets returning to the centre on 19 February as part of ...

    Spring is in the air at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre with the first 5 avocets returning to the centre on 19 February as part of the spring migration. The avocets, now currently 11, will remain at the centre until early August, using the reserve as their breeding ground. In the past,...

    22/02/2017
  7. Journey to 401 Marathons in 401 Days southport

    Staff and students at Southport College were recently inspired by the incredible story of athlete Ben Smith, who holds the world ...

    Staff and students at Southport College were recently inspired by the incredible story of athlete Ben Smith, who holds the world record for running 401 marathons in 401 days. Ben, who won BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2016, spoke to an audience of over 200 staff and students sharing...

    22/02/2017
  8. 11 arrests as suspected illicit tobacco factory dismantled southport

    Eleven men have been arrested as a suspected illicit tobacco factory was dismantled in North West England by HM Revenue and ...

    Eleven men have been arrested as a suspected illicit tobacco factory was dismantled in North West England by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The arrests were made in 17 simultaneous searches across North West England and Scotland yesterday. HMRC found residential premises, farms, self-storage...

    22/02/2017
  9. Member of staff assaulted by aggressive man southport

    Can you help officers trace a man sought in connection with an assault on a member of staff at Liverpool South Parkway station on ...

    Can you help officers trace a man sought in connection with an assault on a member of staff at Liverpool South Parkway station on Sunday 12 February? The incident happened at approximately 5.45pm on board a London Midland service heading towards Crewe. A man, who was believed to be...

    22/02/2017
  10. Prisoner serving life escapes during hospital visit southport

    At about 3.05pm a report was received from prison officers that Shaun Colin Walmsley, 28 years, originally of Wallace Street, ...

    At about 3.05pm a report was received from prison officers that Shaun Colin Walmsley, 28 years, originally of Wallace Street, Walton had escaped from their custody outside Aintree University Hospital as they were leaving the hospital, where Walmsley had had an appointment. As the prison...

    22/02/2017
  11. Person killed on train track between Freshfield and Ainsdale southport

    Delays and cancellations can be expected until a normal timetable can be restored. 6:29pm Services on the Southport line have ...

    Delays and cancellations can be expected until a normal timetable can be restored. 6:29pm Services on the Southport line have now resumed. A service to Southport will shortly depart Formby. A service for Liverpool Central and Hunts Cross has departed Southport at 18:28. 5:59pm Due to...

    21/02/2017
  12. Formby MP writes to Health Secretary about proposed closure of A&E southport

    Formby MP, Bill Esterson has written to the Health Secretary about government plans to shut A&E at Southport and Formby ...

    Formby MP, Bill Esterson has written to the Health Secretary about government plans to shut A&E at Southport and Formby Hospital. The plans were highlighted in national media reports and are part of the so-called “Sustainability and Transformation” Plan (STP) for Cheshire and Merseyside....

    21/02/2017
  13. Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? southport

    Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? Has your dog got star quality? If your pet pooch is the canine ...

    Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? Has your dog got star quality? If your pet pooch is the canine equivalent of Brad Pitt or Scarlett Johansson, then they could win a place in the spotlight in the beautiful and romantic opera La Boheme, coming to Liverpool Empire on...

    21/02/2017
  14. Four arrested after Knowsley Road drugs raid. southport

    Two 45 year-old men from Southport, a 43 year-old woman and a 40 year-old woman also from Southport were arrested on suspicion of ...

    Two 45 year-old men from Southport, a 43 year-old woman and a 40 year-old woman also from Southport were arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply and handling stolen goods. Jason Rodrigues, 45, of Knowsley Road, Southport has been charged with possession with intent...

    21/02/2017
  15. Warning as storm "Doris" approaches the region southport

    "Doris likely to cause widespread disruption" A developing area of low pressure is expected to move across the UK on Thursday. ...

    "Doris likely to cause widespread disruption" A developing area of low pressure is expected to move across the UK on Thursday. Some very strong winds are expected throughout Thursday in association with storm 'Doris', with a short period where gusts of 70 to 80 mph are possible. Whilst...

    21/02/2017
  16. Fly tipping Wyke Cop southport

    Another outbreak of fly tipping on Wyke Cop where a fridge freezer and a deep fat fryer have been dumped. Fly tipping costs the ...

    Another outbreak of fly tipping on Wyke Cop where a fridge freezer and a deep fat fryer have been dumped. Fly tipping costs the Council thousands each year and can be reported here

    21/02/2017
  17. Fencing destroyed at Three Pools by person in 4x4 -Video southport

    Newly erected fencing on the Meols Hall estate next to the Three Pools Bridge has been smashed to bits by someone driving a 4x4 ...

    Newly erected fencing on the Meols Hall estate next to the Three Pools Bridge has been smashed to bits by someone driving a 4x4 vehicle. Vandals smash fence Three Pools

    21/02/2017
  18. Breakdown Plough Roundabout southport

    Kind hearted motorists came to the aid of a driver who broke down in the middle of the Plough roundabout this morning. The ...

    Kind hearted motorists came to the aid of a driver who broke down in the middle of the Plough roundabout this morning. The driver of a HSS Hire vehicle had a tow rope and pulled the stricken vehicle to the side of the road.

    21/02/2017
  19. Six-point penalty and 200 fine for anyone caught using their phone whilst driving. southport

    Young drivers risk losing their licence if caught driving whilst using their mobile phone. The warning comes ahead of new ...

    Young drivers risk losing their licence if caught driving whilst using their mobile phone. The warning comes ahead of new legislation taking affect in March 2017 which will mean a six-point penalty and £200 fine for anyone caught using their phone whilst driving. A newly-qualified driver...

    21/02/2017
  20. Trees destroyed after deliberate fire on Formby Squirrel Walk southport

    A large area of the National Trust Squirrel Walk at Formby was set alight by vandals on Saturday night. Many trees were damaged ...

    A large area of the National Trust Squirrel Walk at Formby was set alight by vandals on Saturday night. Many trees were damaged by the fire and several have been felled because they were badly burnt. A spokesperson for the National Trust said "Frustrating morning for rangers continuing...

    21/02/2017
  21. Jo Johnson demands tough penalties on student plagiarism southport

    The government calls for universities to do more to stop students buying custom written essays online. Universities ...

    The government calls for universities to do more to stop students buying custom written essays online. Universities Minister Jo Johnson is today (Tuesday 21 February) calling on university and student bodies to do more to deal with the spread of ‘essay mills’ - websites which provide custom...

    21/02/2017
  22. Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Liverpool Empire southport

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the award winning musical comedy "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Liverpool Empire ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the award winning musical comedy "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Liverpool Empire last night. The show staring Michelle Collins from Eastenders and Coronation Street and Joanne Clifton from Strictly runs until Saturday. Joanne Clifton is a...

    21/02/2017
  23. Meols Ward Advice southport

    Meols Ward Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton will be holding their next Advice Centre on Thursday 23rd February. ...

    Meols Ward Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton will be holding their next Advice Centre on Thursday 23rd February. They will be available from 10.30am-11.30am at BoxTree Kitchen for Queenscourt café, Manor Road/Cambridge Road roundabout to assist residents with any local issues,...

    21/02/2017
  24. Serious assault Grundy Close Southport southport

    Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously injured in Southport on Saturday 18 February. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously injured in Southport on Saturday 18 February. Officers were called to Southport hospital at around 2.15am following a report that a woman had been taken to hospital with serious head injuries. Her condition is described as...

    20/02/2017
  25. Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because of Listeria southport

    Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the product. Product ...

    Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the product. Product details Product: Ready to Eat Peppered Beef Slices Pack size: 150g ‘Use By’ date: 21 February 2017 No other Morrisons products are known to be affected. Risk The...

    20/02/2017
  26. Lancashire working together to help homeless young people southport

    New arrangements to support young homeless people in Lancashire will be launched at an event in Leyland this week. A joint ...

    New arrangements to support young homeless people in Lancashire will be launched at an event in Leyland this week. A joint protocol, which will be adopted at the event at the Civic Centre on Friday, 24 February, outlines the commitments and responsibilities expected of all professionals working...

    20/02/2017
  27. CMA secures better deal for cloud storage users southport

    Amazon, Apple and Microsoft have committed to providing cloud storage users with fairer contracts, following action by the CMA. ...

    Amazon, Apple and Microsoft have committed to providing cloud storage users with fairer contracts, following action by the CMA. The 3 companies are the latest cloud storage providers to improve their terms and conditions following the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) review of...

    20/02/2017
  28. Council CCTV star gazing. southport

    Instead of monitoring the crime and anti social behavior the Councils CCTV system is busy gazing at the stars. The camera located ...

    Instead of monitoring the crime and anti social behavior the Councils CCTV system is busy gazing at the stars. The camera located at the junction of Hill Street and Lord Street was pictured during the night pointing towards the stars. One local resident said "with so much crime in the resort is...

    20/02/2017
  29. Skimming Pebbles' at Formby Library southport

    The next in the series of monthly talks at Formby Library will see local poet, Shirley Tomlinson, reading from her latest book ...

    The next in the series of monthly talks at Formby Library will see local poet, Shirley Tomlinson, reading from her latest book “Skimming Pebbles”. Come and enjoy an afternoon with the award winning poet as she reads her poems of warmth and wit and explains what inspires her to write. The...

    20/02/2017
  30. When it comes to fly-tipping, it's a #CrimeNotToCare southport

    Keep Britain Tidy.Public research shows a staggering lack of understanding about people's role in preventing fly-tipping. More ...

    Keep Britain Tidy.Public research shows a staggering lack of understanding about people's role in preventing fly-tipping. More than a third thought it was OK to do things that are actually classed as fly-tipping, such as leaving something outside because 'someone else might be able to use it.' ...

    20/02/2017
  31. Preece Plans For Chester On Saturday At Merseyrail Community Stadium southport

    Andy Preece is looking to build on the positives of the Ports away point at Woking as he prepares for Saturdays home clash ...

    Andy Preece is looking to build on the positives of the Port’s away point at Woking as he prepares for Saturday’s home clash with north west rivals Chester City. Preece has three morning training sessions this week at the JMO Sports Park. A great atmosphere is anticipated on Saturday at the...

    20/02/2017
  32. Track Renewal phase 2 - Update southport

    Merseyrail has thanked Wirral line passengers travelling for their patience during the first week of phase 2 of the track renewal ...

    Merseyrail has thanked Wirral line passengers travelling for their patience during the first week of phase 2 of the track renewal work, which has seen trains running in and out of James Street, but with only one platform in use. Passengers were advised to leave longer for their journeys to allow...

    20/02/2017
  33. Search engines and creative industries sign anti-piracy agreement southport

    The IPO has helped broker an agreement to help search engines and creative industries work together to stop consumers being led to ...

    The IPO has helped broker an agreement to help search engines and creative industries work together to stop consumers being led to copyright infringing websites. The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has helped broker a landmark agreement which will see search engines and the creative...

    20/02/2017
  34. A.V.I.S. in Alma Road southport

    Abandoned Van In Southport (AVIS). A red Vauxhall Combo van has been abandoned in Alma Road.The van is taxed and insured. A ...

    Abandoned Van In Southport (AVIS). A red Vauxhall Combo van has been abandoned in Alma Road.The van is taxed and insured. A local resident said that it has been there for over a week and has had several parking tickets which have now been removed.

    19/02/2017
  35. Ormskirk and district snooker league results southport

    This week saw a break in league action in both Divisions as our new innovation continued as this particular week was set aside ...

    This week saw a break in league action in both Divisions as our new innovation continued as this particular week was set aside for matches played in the Le Rose Cup 2nd Round. It saw just three matches played to reduce the number of teams to eight for the quarter-finals. Le Rose Cup 2nd...

    19/02/2017
  36. Woking 0 Southport 0 southport

    After other results go against them Southport slip deeper into trouble with goalless draw at Woking. Woking 1Poke 2Caprice ...

    After other results go against them Southport slip deeper into trouble with goalless draw at Woking. Woking 1Poke 2Caprice 3Thomas 14Saraiva 6YakubuSubstituted forHallat 81'minutes 4Jones 8Murtagh

    18/02/2017

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