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  1. Safeway returning to Southport southport

    It was one of Southport's biggest and most popular supermarkets - and Safeway will be back soon ... but not as we knew it! ...

    It was one of Southport's biggest and most popular supermarkets - and Safeway will be back soon ... but not as we knew it! McColl's will soon be stocking the new Safeway grocery range that's now owned by Morrisons. It's supplying a wide range of groceries to convenience stores including the...

    15/02/2018
  2. Labour's GAIN shows Norwood some love on Valentine's Day southport

    There are many different ways to express affection on Valentine's Day but not many will involve a couple of skips. Labour's ...

    There are many different ways to express affection on Valentine's Day but not many will involve a couple of skips. Labour's Group Action in Norwood (GAIN) project took that less than conventional route yesterday to help local residents clear their clutter. With one skip based in Canning Road...

    15/02/2018
  3. 'Dirty Fido' still out and about in Southport southport

    Pictured in Houghton St. - more evidence of messy dogs and their messier owners, while this dirty deposit was outside The ...

    Pictured in Houghton St. - more evidence of messy dogs and their messier owners, while this dirty deposit was outside The Shakespeare on Tuesday afternoon. Some people never learn...

    15/02/2018
  4. Sewer repair closes Eastbourne Road southport

    Emergency sewer repair has closed Eastbourne Road between Bury Road and Kew Road .The works are expected to last until 23 February ...

    Emergency sewer repair has closed Eastbourne Road between Bury Road and Kew Road .The works are expected to last until 23 February 2018. The diversion route for all traffic will be via: Cemetery Road, Scarisbrick New Road, Town Lane Kew, Benthams Way, Guildford Road, Halsall Road, Liverpool Road...

    14/02/2018
  5. This week's guest at the Bothy Folk Club is Hughie Jones southport

    This week's guest at the Bothy Folk Club is Hughie Jones - many readers will remember him as a member of The Spinners folk group. ...

    This week's guest at the Bothy Folk Club is Hughie Jones - many readers will remember him as a member of The Spinners folk group. He's a great singer/songwriter and makes a welcome return to the club which meets every Sunday at 8pm at Park Golf Club, Park Road.

    14/02/2018
  6. Woman convicted of murdering baby daughter southport

    A WOMAN has been convicted of murdering her baby daughter. Jennifer Crichton, 35, of Slater Lane, Leyland, was found guilty ...

    A WOMAN has been convicted of murdering her baby daughter. Jennifer Crichton, 35, of Slater Lane, Leyland, was found guilty yesterday (Tuesday, February 13th) after a trial at Preston Crown Court. She was also convicted of three counts of Section 18 assault and an offence of child neglect....

    14/02/2018
  7. Ł2.3m cannabis farm discovered southport

    Police are investigating the discovery of a cannabis farm in Formby yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 13 February. Shortly before 12 ...

    Police are investigating the discovery of a cannabis farm in Formby yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 13 February. Shortly before 12 pm, officers attended an address on Hawksworth Drive, Formby and discovered 583 cannabis plants with a potential annual yield of £2.3 million. Utility services attended...

    14/02/2018
  8. Cooking for a hot date tonight southport

    Make sure on Valentines Day that the only fires burning will be of the heart, and not in your home. 50 per cent of fires ...

    Make sure on Valentines Day that the only fires burning will be of the heart, and not in your home. 50 per cent of fires start in the kitchen and itÂ’s all too easy to get distracted while love is in the air. So to make sure your ValentineÂ’s night is one youÂ’ll want to remember for the...

    14/02/2018
  9. Firefighters and Councillors help ‘Save A Heart’ in Southport this Valentine’s Day southport

    Firefighters from Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) will join Sefton councillors in distributing signs to Southport ...

    Firefighters from Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) will join Sefton councillors in distributing signs to Southport businesses to help inform people where their nearest defibrillator is this Valentine’s Day (Wednesday, February 14). The ‘Save A Heart’ initiative, the first of its kind...

    14/02/2018
  10. Constables embark on training to become newest roads policing recruits southport

    Merseyside police officers are paving the way in a new scheme aimed at training Special Constabulary Officers to join our local ...

    Merseyside police officers are paving the way in a new scheme aimed at training Special Constabulary Officers to join our local Roads Policing team. Our volunteer Special Constables come from all walks of life and have previously been based working alongside regular officers and PCSOs in the...

    14/02/2018
  11. Tax-Free Childcare opens to all eligible families southport

    Working parents could save thousands of pounds per year on childcare. oday (14 February 2018) Tax-Free Childcare opens to all ...

    Working parents could save thousands of pounds per year on childcare. oday (14 February 2018) Tax-Free Childcare opens to all remaining eligible families: parents whose youngest child is under 12. The new scheme helps working parents with the cost of childcare. ItÂ’s quick and easy to apply,...

    14/02/2018
  12. Multiplication tables check trials to begin in schools southport

    A select number of schools across the country will start trialling the multiplication tables check from next month, the Schools ...

    A select number of schools across the country will start trialling the multiplication tables check from next month, the Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb has announced today (Wednesday 14 February). The multiplication tables check is designed to help ensure children in primary school know...

    14/02/2018
  13. Police appeal for missing 11 year old boy southport

    Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing 11-year-old boy from Liverpool. Thomas Blackburn was last seen in ...

    Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing 11-year-old boy from Liverpool. Thomas Blackburn was last seen in Albany Road, Walton, at 12.30pm on Monday 12th February. Extensive enquiries are ongoing to trace Thomas and return him home. Thomas is described as white, around...

    14/02/2018
  14. Charity Commission opens statutory inquiry into Oxfam southport

    The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, yesterday, 13 February, opened a statutory ...

    The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, yesterday, 13 February, opened a statutory inquiry into the charity Oxfam (registered charity number 202918). It comes after the Commission examined documents sent yesterday by Oxfam regarding allegations of...

    14/02/2018
  15. The Rat Pack At The Liverpool Empire southport

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of The Rat Pack at the Liverpool Empire Last night. This is very much a tribute show, ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of The Rat Pack at the Liverpool Empire Last night. This is very much a tribute show, with little story and content except the songs themselves. Some songs really work, such as Sinatra's sparkling duet with Ella Fitzgerald 'The Lady is a Tramp' and his...

    14/02/2018
  16. Third appeal for Ian Cree after he went missing almost three weeks ago. southport

    Officers are extremely concerned for his safety and have asked for it to be shared nationally as he may have presented in a ...

    Officers are extremely concerned for his safety and have asked for it to be shared nationally as he may have presented in a hospital or homeless shelter anywhere in the country under a different name or even unknown. Facebook link:...

    14/02/2018
  17. Ormskirk and District Snooker League Results southport

    This week saw Southport Conservative Club increase their lead at the top of the First Division of the Ormskirk & District ...

    This week saw Southport Conservative Club increase their lead at the top of the First Division of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League. This time around they ended their evening with a terrific 6-0 demolition of Stanley Club A, incredibly their seventh 'perfect result' of the current...

    14/02/2018
  18. Shakesperian tragedy at Southport pub southport

    ‘Now is the winter of our discontent’ could well be the sentiment of some who remember The Shakespeare in its prime. Other ...

    ‘Now is the winter of our discontent’ could well be the sentiment of some who remember The Shakespeare in its prime. Other locals though may say good riddance as the demolition contractors moved on site this afternoon as these exclusive QLocal pictures show. Housing developer Sovini is...

    13/02/2018
  19. Patient’s praise for innovative prostate surgery southport

    A leading urological surgeon has carried out surgery at Ormskirk hospital for the first time which improves bladder control due to ...

    A leading urological surgeon has carried out surgery at Ormskirk hospital for the first time which improves bladder control due to an enlarged prostate. A father-of-two was the first patient to benefit from the innovative surgery led by Consultant Surgeon Rahul Mistry. Dave, who is...

    13/02/2018
  20. Pier works progressing well southport

    Work to restore Southport Pier is progressing well with construction of a new retail unit underway. The overall project is due ...

    Work to restore Southport Pier is progressing well with construction of a new retail unit underway. The overall project is due to finish in December 2018. Other works include: • The creation of new retail and food units • New extension to the Pier pavilion • New steps linking the Pier...

    13/02/2018
  21. Morrisons store weedkiller and pesticides next to Easter Eggs southport

    Morrisons Supermarket are displaying weedkiller and pesticides next to Easter Eggs in their Southport store. A concerned Mum ...

    Morrisons Supermarket are displaying weedkiller and pesticides next to Easter Eggs in their Southport store. A concerned Mum contacted Qlocal saying she was worried that a small child attracted by the Easter Eggs would then try to grab the chemicals stored close by. She said... "these...

    13/02/2018
  22. Town centre shooting gunman in court southport

    Jamie Bridge who injured two people by firing a shotgun in Southport last December is to stand trial. Bridge pleaded not ...

    Jamie Bridge who injured two people by firing a shotgun in Southport last December is to stand trial. Bridge pleaded not guilty to attempted murder. He admitted the lesser charge of wounding with intent. Bridge also admitted possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear and violence. ...

    13/02/2018
  23. Labour demands pothole action southport

    There has been a massive public outcry regarding the state of the roads right across Lancashire. At last week's Budget meeting, ...

    There has been a massive public outcry regarding the state of the roads right across Lancashire. At last week's Budget meeting, the Conservatives voted against Labour's proposals to 'ring fence' an extra £5 million this year on pothole repairs and £1 million extra on the gully cleaning fleet. ...

    13/02/2018
  24. Be flipping careful while cooking this Pancake Day southport

    Traditionally Shrove Tuesday marks the beginning of Lent, when many people throughout the country make pancakes before they begin ...

    Traditionally Shrove Tuesday marks the beginning of Lent, when many people throughout the country make pancakes before they begin a 40 day fast. But amidst all the fun of cooking up sweet treats, itÂ’s important to remember fire safety this Pancake Day. Accidental fires caused by cooking...

    13/02/2018
  25. Public can expect 'gold standard' protection against flu next year southport

    The NHS is asking GPs and pharmacists to ensure their influenza vaccine orders for the 2018 to 2019 season use the most effective ...

    The NHS is asking GPs and pharmacists to ensure their influenza vaccine orders for the 2018 to 2019 season use the most effective vaccines for the population. The new guidance is based on recently published expert advice and will ensure the most vulnerable people get the best available...

    13/02/2018
  26. New ‘supercabs’ to tackle dangerous driving on England’s motorways southport

    Three new HGV ‘supercabs’ are to take to the roads as part of a unique initiative to tackle dangerous driving on England’s ...

    Three new HGV ‘supercabs’ are to take to the roads as part of a unique initiative to tackle dangerous driving on England’s motorways and major A roads. Highways England has announced plans to fund three new unmarked HGV cabs after a single one used by police forces across the country was...

    13/02/2018
  27. Fracking Q and A raises concerns at busy Downholland meetings southport

    It was ‘seconds out, round one’ in the controversial fight to stop fracking on the west Lancashire and Sefton border at the ...

    It was ‘seconds out, round one’ in the controversial fight to stop fracking on the west Lancashire and Sefton border at the first of two important meetings in Haskayne on Saturday. Called by ‘Halsall Against Fracking’ the information and awareness gathering in the morning and afternoon was held...

    13/02/2018
  28. Concern growing for missing student in Ormskirk-now found southport

    Missing Craig Daintry, 19, was found in safe and well in Ormskirk in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, February 13th). ...

    Missing Craig Daintry, 19, was found in safe and well in Ormskirk in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, February 13th). Thanks to everyone who helped with our appeal. Other News Police are growing increasingly concerned for a missing student.

    13/02/2018
  29. Police and Crime Panel approve PCC’s budget plan southport

    Merseyside Police Commissioner’s proposals to balance the police budget in the face of on-going government grant cuts have been ...

    Merseyside Police CommissionerÂ’s proposals to balance the police budget in the face of on-going government grant cuts have been approved by the body which scrutinises her work. The Police and Crime Panel considered Jane KennedyÂ’s plans to set a balanced budget following seven years of cuts...

    13/02/2018
  30. Cllr Barton update on Arnside Road Synagogue. southport

    Updating local residents on the need to preserve and save this Grand Building which has been a proud piece of Southport and Great ...

    Updating local residents on the need to preserve and save this Grand Building which has been a proud piece of Southport and Great Britain's Jewish heritage since the 1920s. It is my hope that these particular Housing Plans do not materialise for a plethora of reasons ranging from the historical...

    13/02/2018
  31. Operation Sceptre starts today - Force wide southport

    British Transport Police is supporting Operation Sceptre, a national week of action tackling knife crime. Police forces ...

    British Transport Police is supporting Operation Sceptre, a national week of action tackling knife crime. Police forces across the country will be taking part in the operation from 12 – 16 February 18, to coincide with school half term. Operation Sceptre, which originated with the...

    13/02/2018
  32. Police warning after thieves target cars southport

    Thieves have been targeting vehicles parked up at local beauty spots and the car parks of local parks, from Formby to Marshside. ...

    Thieves have been targeting vehicles parked up at local beauty spots and the car parks of local parks, from Formby to Marshside. Reduce the risk by ALWAYS removing any items of value and double checking that you have locked and alarmed your vehicle. If it's on show, it'll go!

    13/02/2018
  33. Working in partnership is the secret to success southport

    Lancashire Care has been working together with other organisations to promote partnership working in order to improve the services ...

    Lancashire Care has been working together with other organisations to promote partnership working in order to improve the services they provide for people living in the area. As part of this they have recently been recognised for their work across the public, private and voluntary sectors. The...

    13/02/2018
  34. New proposals to help vulnerable people benefit from cheaper energy southport

    Government takes further steps to tackle fuel poverty, consulting on new powers to make it easier for consumers to be protected ...

    Government takes further steps to tackle fuel poverty, consulting on new powers to make it easier for consumers to be protected from unfair energy bills. The government has today (12 February 2018) launched a consultation asking for views on amending the Digital Economy Act to bring in...

    12/02/2018
  35. Smart Car abandoned on Water Lane southport

    A Smart car has been abandoned on Water Lane. The car with a wheel missing and parts of the body work jammed into the passenger ...

    A Smart car has been abandoned on Water Lane. The car with a wheel missing and parts of the body work jammed into the passenger space appears to have fallen off a trailer as there a scratch marks on the road surface.

    12/02/2018
  36. Disabled young people consider their next steps southport

    Disabled young people consider their next steps, Young people with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN) have ...

    Disabled young people consider their next steps, Young people with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN) have been invited to a special event where they can learn about the options available to them as they leave school. Moving On takes place in Splash World, Southport,...

    12/02/2018

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