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  1. Hundreds pay their respect to murdered Cassie Hayes southport

    Hundreds of people gathered on Chapel Street outside the Tui travel agents at 1.27 to pay their respects to Cassie Hayes who was ...

    Hundreds of people gathered on Chapel Street outside the Tui travel agents at 1.27 to pay their respects to Cassie Hayes who was murdered last Saturday. A sea of flowers lines the pavement and the store remains closed until further notice.

    20/01/2018
  2. Missing man's car found in Ambleside southport

    Merseyside Police is again appealing for information to help trace a missing 50-year-old man from Kirkby, Merseyside, after his ...

    Merseyside Police is again appealing for information to help trace a missing 50-year-old man from Kirkby, Merseyside, after his black Renault Megane was located in Ambleside. Colin Bamber was last seen on 3 January 2018, on Tithebarn Lane, Kirkby. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing...

    20/01/2018
  3. Schumacher Leaves Southport southport

    Schumacher Leaves Southport. The club can confirm that Steven Schumacher has been released from his contract by mutual consent. ...

    Schumacher Leaves Southport. The club can confirm that Steven Schumacher has been released from his contract by mutual consent. The club would like to thank Steven for his professionalism and effort whilst at Southport Football Club, and wish him every success in the future.

    20/01/2018
  4. Security in our court and tribunal buildings southport

    Customer advice on what items cant be taken into a court or tribunal. We want HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) ...

    Customer advice on what items can’t be taken into a court or tribunal. We want HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to be a safe and secure environment for all our users. To avoid delays, speed up entry, and to ensure people’s safety, the following articles should not be brought into HMCTS...

    20/01/2018
  5. Woodlands The curse of a colour? southport

    Woodlands Animal Sanctuary are once again in a position where they have predominantly black & black & white cats in their ...

    Woodlands Animal Sanctuary are once again in a position where they have predominantly black & black & white cats in their rehoming block. The team are again having to watch while other colours of cats are moving on to their own, loving forever home while the beautiful black and black and white...

    20/01/2018
  6. R.I.P. Cllr Pat Ball southport

    Conservative Councillor Pat Ball has died. Councillor Ball, who was elected twice in Southport's Dukes Ward, resigned in September ...

    Conservative Councillor Pat Ball has died. Councillor Ball, who was elected twice in Southport's Dukes Ward, resigned in September because of ill health. She had been excused duties within the Council for a year prior to her resignation. Fellow Dukes Ward Councillor Tony Dawson served...

    20/01/2018
  7. Ex Birkdale headteacher cleared of historical sexual offences southport

    The former head teacher of Birkdale High School has been cleared of five counts of indecent assault on a boy under 16. A jury ...

    The former head teacher of Birkdale High School has been cleared of five counts of indecent assault on a boy under 16. A jury found Marcus Barker not guilty on all counts following a trial. Mr Barker, 54, of Lakeside Drive, Esher, Surrey, became principal of Ashcroft Technology Academy in...

    19/01/2018
  8. Football Pitches out of action this weekend southport

    Following discussions with the managing agents from the district leagues, matches on all Sefton Council playing fields have been ...

    Following discussions with the managing agents from the district leagues, matches on all Sefton Council playing fields have been postponed this weekend (Saturday, January 20, and Sunday, January 21, 2018). The decision has been taken due to the current ground conditions caused by the recent...

    19/01/2018
  9. Resort workshop need more volunteers southport

    MakeIt Workshop, a not-for-profit social enterprise based in Southport, are on the lookout for more volunteers. The MakeIt ...

    MakeIt Workshop, a not-for-profit social enterprise based in Southport, are on the lookout for more volunteers. The MakeIt team run fundraising shops in the town and a workshop where they test and repair items such as renovated telephones and other interesting and quirky items. They are...

    19/01/2018
  10. Police incident Royal Terrace southport

    Merseyside Police are at an incident in Royal Terrace Southport along with the North West Ambulance Service. After a concern ...

    Merseyside Police are at an incident in Royal Terrace Southport along with the North West Ambulance Service. After a concern for safety a female was taken to hospital for observation. Police incident Royal Terrace...

    19/01/2018
  11. Would-be volunteers invited to seek out new opportunities at speed dating-style event southport

    Sefton residents looking for new volunteering opportunities are being invited to attend a speed dating-style event in Southport ...

    Sefton residents looking for new volunteering opportunities are being invited to attend a speed dating-style event in Southport early next month. The volunteer speed matching session is being run by Southport Community Centre at its Norwood Road HQ in the town between 11am and 1pm on...

    19/01/2018
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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

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