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  1. Businesses booming thanks to InvestSefton funding southport

    Two Southport businesses that have benefited from European funding and local growth hub support along with assistance from ...

    Two Southport businesses that have benefited from European funding and local growth hub support along with assistance from InvestSefton and Sefton@Work were recently visited. Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Labour Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, along with support staff...

    09/08/2018
  2. Motorist texting moments before fatal road collision jailed southport

    A motorist who was texting shortly before a fatal collision which killed two pedestrians has been jailed after being found guilty ...

    A motorist who was texting shortly before a fatal collision which killed two pedestrians has been jailed after being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.

    09/08/2018
  3. Barton Park Care Home Closed Down southport

    After the trial and subsequent imprisonment of David Barton senior for fraud and money laundering Barton Park Care Home has had ...

    After the trial and subsequent imprisonment of David Barton senior for fraud and money laundering Barton Park Care Home has had its registration cancelled by the Care Quality Commission. A spokesperson said... “We have taken urgent action to cancel this provider’s registration with CQC...

    09/08/2018
  4. Southport Fire Station to open its doors to public this weekend southport

    Residents in Southport will be able to go behind the scenes at their local fire station this weekend as part of a special blue ...

    Residents in Southport will be able to go behind the scenes at their local fire station this weekend as part of a special blue light fun day. Southport Community Fire & Ambulance Station will open its doors to the public on Saturday 11th August for its annual ‘Community Blue Light Open...

    09/08/2018
  5. Carl Lake still missing southport

    Detectives searching for 62 year-old Carl Lake who went missing in Southport on the afternoon of Tuesday 15th May - are asking ...

    Detectives searching for 62 year-old Carl Lake – who went missing in Southport on the afternoon of Tuesday 15th May - are asking for the public’s help to find him. Mr Lake, who was from the Bootle area, was last seen around 5.30pm in the vicinity of Coronation Walk but hasn’t been seen...

    09/08/2018
  6. Southport FC first team update southport

    Now the National League North campaign is underway, Southport Football Club can provide some clarity to supporters on the ...

    Now the National League North campaign is underway, Southport Football Club can provide some clarity to supporters on the following injuries to first team players. Elliot Osborne (toe impact injury) Elliot trained all week before the opening league game without any problems after bruising and...

    09/08/2018
  7. Lost Castles in the region southport

    SIX extraordinary structures made of cardboard, tape and community spirit will be created in each borough this summer in what is a ...

    SIX extraordinary structures made of cardboard, tape and community spirit will be created in each borough this summer in what is a cultural first for Liverpool City Region. Lost Castles will see hundreds of volunteers work with thousands of cardboard boxes to build monumental castle-inspired...

    09/08/2018
  8. The Titanic to host a very festive Ladies Day southport

    St. Josephs Hospice is inviting ladies from across west Lancashire, Sefton and Merseyside to join them for its annual Christmas ...

    St. Joseph’s Hospice is inviting ladies from across west Lancashire, Sefton and Merseyside to join them for its annual Christmas Ladies Day! This year it's taking place at The Titanic Hotel in Liverpool on Sunday 25th November from 11.30am and will be hosted by Pauline Daniels. Ladies will...

    09/08/2018
  9. Defibrillator database will save lives southport

    The announcement of a national defibrillator database by the NHS, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Microsoft has been ...

    The announcement of a national defibrillator database by the NHS, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Microsoft has been welcomed by the region’s ambulance service. The partnership aims to map the life-saving devices so they can be made readily available for every out-of-hospital cardiac...

    08/08/2018
  10. Southport firm Cumfybus to run Park and Ride services southport

    Sefton Council is delighted to announce a brand new partnership with Southport company Cumfybus to run the towns Park and Ride ...

    Sefton Council is delighted to announce a brand new partnership with Southport company Cumfybus to run the town’s Park and Ride service. Running from the Esplanade, through the Town Centre and to the Southport Eco Centre, at just £2 per car, the regular 10 minute loop service is incredibly...

    08/08/2018
  11. Win two pairs of tickets for 'Rock The Lakes' southport

    Qlocal has two pairs of tickets worth £60 each for the 'Rock The Lakes ' music festival at Mere Brow Leisure Lakes next ...

    Qlocal has two pairs of tickets worth £60 each for the 'Rock The Lakes ' music festival at Mere Brow Leisure Lakes next week. To win a pair of tickets just answer this simple question. What is the name of the band who are a tribute act to Status Quo? Please email your answer to...

    08/08/2018
  12. Police raid Crescent Road property southport

    Police have raided a property in Crescent Road in Southport this morning. Large numbers of Police vehicles are at the scene. ...

    Police have raided a property in Crescent Road in Southport this morning. Large numbers of Police vehicles are at the scene. More later

    08/08/2018
  13. Smart meters, the smart choice southport

    Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters and offer a range of intelligent smart functions, much like ...

    Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters and offer a range of intelligent ‘smart’ functions, much like your smartphone and smart TV. They are being installed across Great Britain as a part of a national upgrade to our energy system. Smart meters put people in control...

    08/08/2018
  14. Lancashire Care shortlisted for the Positive Practice in Mental Health awards southport

    The Annual Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards celebrate all of the hard work that is taking place in mental health service ...

    The Annual Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards celebrate all of the hard work that is taking place in mental health service across the country. This year the Positive Practice MH Collaborative have successfully shortlisted Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust for two awards. The Trust’s...

    08/08/2018
  15. Man wanted on Prison recall southport

    Police are appealing for information to locate a Wirral man who is wanted on a prison recall. 46-year-old Lee Thomas from ...

    Police are appealing for information to locate a Wirral man who is wanted on a prison recall. 46-year-old Lee Thomas from Rock Ferry is a convicted burglar who received a prison sentence for burglary dwelling in 2015. Thomas was released on licence in March 2018 but a prison recall has...

    08/08/2018
  16. Mayors Musings southport

    I had a quieter yet still enjoyable week this week in which I had the pleasure of attending 4 engagements which varied from ...

    I had a quieter yet still enjoyable week this week in which I had the pleasure of attending 4 engagements which varied from attending the Annual Ceremony of Signing of the High Sheriff Rolls to attending the S.A.F.E Meeting in Southport. Monday 23rd July (11:30): StedyChefs Visit It was...

    08/08/2018
  17. Memorable Booths 'fly past' on Saturday afternoon southport

    Report: Lol Critchley, photo: Mike Dawson This Saturday afternoon an aircraft of the Royal Navy Historic Flight will be ...

    Report: Lol Critchley, photo: Mike Dawson This Saturday afternoon an aircraft of the Royal Navy Historic Flight will be performing a fly past over the HMS Ringtail monument outside Booths cafe on Ringtail Retail Park Burscough. The Fairey Swordfish was one of the most successful aircraft in...

    08/08/2018
  18. 'How do they sleep at night' poser southport

    Fly tippers have struck in Scarisbrick. A load of old mattresses were dumped on land owned by Diglake Farm last week with the ...

    Fly tippers have struck in Scarisbrick. A load of old mattresses were dumped on land owned by Diglake Farm last week with the long suffering council taxpayer picking up the tab. Owners are now considering ways to prevent access to the land off the busy A570.

    08/08/2018
  19. Southport 1 Altrincham 3 southport

    Southport suffered another defeat going down 1-3 to Altrincham at the Merseyrail Community Stadium this evening. After a goalless ...

    Southport suffered another defeat going down 1-3 to Altrincham at the Merseyrail Community Stadium this evening. After a goalless first half Atty took the lead. Southport levelled but then conceded two more goals. Report later.

    07/08/2018
  20. Threatened sand dunes given a new lease of LIFE southport

    Major sand dune conservation project awarded £4.3 million of funding. Sand dunes across England are set for a golden ...

    Major sand dune conservation project awarded £4.3 million of funding. Sand dunes across England are set for a golden future following £4.3 million worth of funding to help restore and protect these at risk habitats. The funding - awarded to a partnership led by Natural England as part of...

    07/08/2018
  21. Missing from home Mia Naylor southport

    Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing 14-year-old girl from the Prescot area of Knowsley. Mia ...

    Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing 14-year-old girl from the Prescot area of Knowsley. Mia Maylor was last seen at around 11am on Thursday, 2 August and extensive enquiries are ongoing to locate her. She is white, 5ft 4in tall, of slim build, with long straight...

    07/08/2018
  22. Apply now to be an Ormskirk MotorFest volunteer marshal southport

    Apply now to be an Ormskirk MotorFest volunteer marshal. The Ormskirk MotorFest returns on Sunday 26 August and organisers ...

    Apply now to be an Ormskirk MotorFest volunteer marshal. The Ormskirk MotorFest returns on Sunday 26 August and organisers are looking for volunteer marshals to join in the fun and help make this wonderful event go smoothly. Thousands of people are expected to enjoy the free motoring...

    07/08/2018
  23. The Emporium Vape Lounge robbery southport

    The Emporium Vape Lounge in Ainsdale has been targeted twice in two days. Firstly a window was smashed and then last night up to 6 ...

    The Emporium Vape Lounge in Ainsdale has been targeted twice in two days. Firstly a window was smashed and then last night up to 6 youths broke in and stole the majority of the stock. The Lounge commented on their Facebook page... As if yesterday's act of vandalism wasnt damaging enough to...

    07/08/2018
  24. Animal cruelty maximum sentences will be increased government confirms southport

    Tougher sentences for animal cruelty move step closer following results of consultation. Animal abusers who commit the most ...

    Tougher sentences for animal cruelty move step closer following results of consultation. Animal abusers who commit the most heinous crimes will face up to five years in jail after draft legislation set out by Environment Secretary Michael Gove gained strong support from welfare groups and...

    07/08/2018
  25. Learn a new skill this winter southport

    Over the autumn and winter, WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is hosting a series of courses aimed at getting you engaged with ...

    Over the autumn and winter, WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is hosting a series of courses aimed at getting you engaged with nature. From September onwards you can take part in courses that help increase your bird identification skills, photography skills and drawing and painting skills as well as...

    07/08/2018
  26. Great British Bake Off contestant Flo Atkins to star at Southport Flower Show southport

    Cake Queen Flo Atkins, who starred in TV's Great British Bake Off, is to demonstrate her cooking talents at the 2018 Southport ...

    Cake Queen Flo Atkins, who starred in TV's Great British Bake Off, is to demonstrate her cooking talents at the 2018 Southport Flower Show partnered by Everest. Flo found fame as one of the contestants in the first series of GBBO to be screened by Channel 4, charming TV audiences with her...

    07/08/2018
  27. PCC urges Government to take 'real action' on care for vulnerable adults in custody southport

    Merseyside's Police Commissioner has today criticised the government for failing to take sufficient steps to improve the provision ...

    Merseyside's Police Commissioner has today criticised the government for failing to take sufficient steps to improve the provision for vulnerable people in custody. Jane Kennedy has repeatedly called for an urgent change to the law to guarantee the provision of Appropriate Adult (AA) support...

    07/08/2018
  28. 45,000 released for Halloween youth projects southport

    Community groups which work to divert young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour are being invited to bid for grants ...

    Community groups which work to divert young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour are being invited to bid for grants for projects running during the autumn half-term, thanks to Merseyside’s Police Commissioner. Jane Kennedy has announced that she is once again releasing a round of...

    07/08/2018
  29. MP supports Breathe Easy Group southport

    Southport MP Damien More has offered his support to the Breathe Easy Sefton North Group. Damien commented... The Breathe ...

    Southport MP Damien More has offered his support to the Breathe Easy Sefton North Group. Damien commented... The Breathe Easy Sefton North group, which meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month, do incredible work for local residents affected by various types of lung disease. Pulmonary...

    07/08/2018
  30. Police in new appeal to find missing teen southport

    Police are re-appealing for help in finding a 15-year-old girl missing from the Halewood area. Lois Elliot was last seen in ...

    Police are re-appealing for help in finding a 15-year-old girl missing from the Halewood area. Lois Elliot was last seen in Derbyshire on Tuesday (31st July) evening, at around 9pm but is reported to have been seen on Thursday, 2nd August at around 8pm in Halewood. She is described as...

    07/08/2018
  31. New technology to spearhead classroom revolution southport

    Education Secretary challenges the tech industry to launch an education revolution for schools, colleges and universities. ...

    Education Secretary challenges the tech industry to launch an education revolution for schools, colleges and universities. Education Secretary Damian Hinds has challenged the tech industry to launch an education revolution for schools, colleges and universities. In some schools...

    07/08/2018
  32. New Burscough chippy gets off to a 'frying' start southport

    They must be doing something right at the new Fylde fish bar in Burscough which has been enjoying excellent trade since opening ...

    They must be doing something right at the new Fylde fish bar in Burscough which has been enjoying excellent trade since opening last Friday. QLocal's Roger Blaxall took these pictures on Monday evening - both the takeaway and restaurant were busy until 8.30pm. The luxury chippy is the latest...

    06/08/2018
  33. Macmillan Cancer Support,Line Dance on Sunday, 26th August in the Town Hall Gardens southport

    Macmillan Cancer Support Line Dance Afternoon that is to take place on Sunday,26 August in the Town Hall Gardens, Lord Street, ...

    Macmillan Cancer Support Line Dance Afternoon that is to take place on Sunday,26 August in the Town Hall Gardens, Lord Street, Southport, from 2pm to 4.30pm.

    06/08/2018
  34. 'Black henna' temporary tattoo warning southport

    People across Lancashire are being warned about the dangers of temporary 'black henna' tattoos. Black henna is completely ...

    People across Lancashire are being warned about the dangers of temporary 'black henna' tattoos. Black henna is completely different to traditional henna, which is a natural product and is brown in colour. A chemical called paraphenylenediamine (PPD) is used to make black henna and it is...

    06/08/2018
  35. Kids Rollercoaster being set up on Ocean Plaza southport

    A kids rollercoaster is being set up on the Ocean Plaza close to the Pier. The ride that has nothing to do with Pleasureland is ...

    A kids rollercoaster is being set up on the Ocean Plaza close to the Pier. The ride that has nothing to do with Pleasureland is expected to be operational by tomorrow. Ride will cost £2 each. A new management company has recently taken over the running of the Ocean Plaza complex and other...

    06/08/2018
  36. Keep safe online southport

    With the prevalence of services being offered online, it is more important than ever to clue up on how to stay safe when using the ...

    With the prevalence of services being offered online, it is more important than ever to clue up on how to stay safe when using the internet. That’s why Include-IT Mersey, a project offering free computer courses and drop ins across the Liverpool City Region, are collaborating with Merseyside Police...

    06/08/2018

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