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  1. New system provides Sefton residents with easier access to volunteering opportunities southport

    Sefton residents will have easier access to a wide range of volunteering opportunities following the launch of a new simple online ...

    Sefton residents will have easier access to a wide range of volunteering opportunities following the launch of a new simple online tool. Volunteer Centre Sefton - part of Sefton CVS - has just launched its new Volunteer Connect system which features positions with organisations throughout Sefton...

    16/01/2017
  2. Fran Halsall announces retirement. southport

    Southport's three-time Olympian Fran Halsall, who won more than 30 medals at world, European and Commonwealth level, has announced ...

    Southport's three-time Olympian Fran Halsall, who won more than 30 medals at world, European and Commonwealth level, has announced her retirement after a 10-year international career. The sprint freestyle specialist made her Olympic debut at Beijing 2008 and narrowly missed out on medals at...

    16/01/2017
  3. Re-appeal for information to trace Southport man southport

    Merseyside Police is re-appealing for the public's help to trace a 32-year-old man from the Southport area. Officers wish to ...

    Merseyside Police is re-appealing for the public's help to trace a 32-year-old man from the Southport area. Officers wish to trace Patryk Mikowski after an assault that took place in Southport on 17 October. Extensive enquiries have since been made by the police to find him, but he remains...

    16/01/2017
  4. Sefton Bus Review southport

    Sefton is the latest area to be reviewed as part of a wider review of the whole Liverpool City Region bus network, with the aim ...

    Sefton is the latest area to be reviewed as part of a wider review of the whole Liverpool City Region bus network, with the aim of creating an improved and simpler network. It’s also about ensuring that the increasingly limited funding we have for supported services – those services that...

    16/01/2017
  5. Metro Mayor Candidate Steve Rotheram in Southport southport

    The favourite for the upcoming Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor election Steve Rotheram was in Southport's ASDA today drumming up ...

    The favourite for the upcoming Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor election Steve Rotheram was in Southport's ASDA today drumming up support. The inaugural Liverpool City Region mayoral election will be held on 4 May 2017 to elect the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, subsequent...

    16/01/2017
  6. New vehicle tax rates southport

    The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars and some motor homes that are first registered with DVLA from 1 April ...

    The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars and some motor homes that are first registered with DVLA from 1 April 2017. Here is what you need to know if you’re thinking about buying a new vehicle.

    16/01/2017
  7. Better support for bereaved families southport

    More people that have suffered the death of a spouse or civil partner will be entitled to increased support. The new modernised ...

    More people that have suffered the death of a spouse or civil partner will be entitled to increased support. The new modernised Bereavement Support Payment was announced on 12 January 2017 by Minister for Welfare Delivery Caroline Nokes. It will be introduced for those bereaved from 6 April...

    16/01/2017
  8. Teenager, 18, dies following Chorley collision southport

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died following a collision in Chorley on January 15th. Police were ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died following a collision in Chorley on January 15th. Police were called around 12.05am following reports of an accident close to the junction of Shepherds Way and Clifford Street. A Vauxhall Corsa had been travelling north on Shepherds...

    16/01/2017
  9. Josh Thompson Condition Update southport

    During Saturdays match against Wealdstone in the FA Trophy, Josh Thompson suffered a catastrophic injury to his patella. Sadly, ...

    During Saturdays match against Wealdstone in the FA Trophy, Josh Thompson suffered a catastrophic injury to his patella. Sadly, Josh faces a considerable battle to be able to play football again. As such, the club is unable to confirm when Josh can return. Josh was taken to hospital by...

    16/01/2017
  10. Suspected petrol bomb attack Stanley Avenue southport

    Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) have launched a joint investigation after a suspected arson in ...

    Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) have launched a joint investigation after a suspected arson in Birkdale last night, Sunday 15 January. At around 7pm, MFRS requested assistance after two vehicles were found on fire in Stanley Avenue. A BMW X5 was found damaged at...

    16/01/2017
  11. Dead Whale washed up on Southport beach southport

    HM Coastguard Southport were paged to investigate reports of a Whale washed up on the beach. Once on scene it was apparent that ...

    HM Coastguard Southport were paged to investigate reports of a Whale washed up on the beach. Once on scene it was apparent that the whale was deceased and the appropriate persons were informed. The team were stood down and returned to station.

    15/01/2017
  12. Serious collision on M58 southport

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the M58. The incident happened at around 9.30am on Thursday ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the M58. The incident happened at around 9.30am on Thursday (January 12) between junctions 3 and 4. A BMW X5 was travelling eastbound when it lost control and collided with a Fiat Punto. The Punto left the carriageway and collided with...

    15/01/2017
  13. Labour's Mersey Mayor Maybes declare war on each other southport

    The war between conflicting factions in the national Labour Party has spilled out into our local area. Liverpool Labour's two ...

    The war between conflicting factions in the national Labour Party has spilled out into our local area. Liverpool Labour's two Mersey Mayor wannabies have involved themselves in huge public attacks on one another. Liverpool’s Mayor Joe Anderson has slammed Steve Rotheram, the man he lost out to...

    15/01/2017
  14. Independent Tidal Lagoon report boosts Southport's chances for future clean energy. southport

    The independent Government-commissioned independent 'Hendry Review' published endorsement of the strategic role of Tidal Lagoons ...

    The independent Government-commissioned independent 'Hendry Review' published endorsement of the strategic role of Tidal Lagoons in the UK has given Southport campaigners a boost. The campaign to gain a Tidal Lagoon for Southport has been spearheaded by local councillor Fred Weavers and...

    15/01/2017
  15. Ormskirk and district snooker league results southport

    This week saw no change at the top of the First Division of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League as, amazingly and ...

    This week saw no change at the top of the First Division of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League as, amazingly and probably creating more history within our league, the top four teams all recorded 6-0 demolitions of their opponents. Firstly, Crosby Village SC maintain their...

    15/01/2017
  16. Southport 1 Wealdstone 2 southport

    Port crash out of FA Trophy after home defeat to Wealdstone. The most consistent thing about Southport at the moment is ...

    Port crash out of FA Trophy after home defeat to Wealdstone. The most consistent thing about Southport at the moment is probably their inconsistency. Having started the calendar year by picking up an important win in dramatic fashion against Wrexham, Steve Burr’s team were beaten...

    14/01/2017
  17. Missing girls found southport

    Ellie and Danielle have now been found safe and well as a result of this appeal. Thank you for your assistance in publicising and ...

    Ellie and Danielle have now been found safe and well as a result of this appeal. Thank you for your assistance in publicising and sharing. Merseyside Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of two girls from Southport who have been missing from home since yesterday,...

    14/01/2017
  18. None For The Road December Campaign Sees 30% Decrease In Drink Driving Arrests southport

    Merseyside Police is pleased to announce that the vast majority of motorists in Merseyside listened to drink driving advice over ...

    Merseyside Police is pleased to announce that the vast majority of motorists in Merseyside listened to drink driving advice over the Christmas period, with a 30% decrease in arrests for drink driving offences from the previous year’s campaign. However, the number of drivers testing positive for...

    14/01/2017
  19. Planned road works in the North West southport

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 January and ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 January and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as...

    14/01/2017
  20. New year, new you? southport

    With 2017 now in full swing, health experts in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire are highlighting the benefits of eating ...

    With 2017 now in full swing, health experts in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire are highlighting the benefits of eating healthier and being more active to patients as they focus on New Year's resolutions. Dr Rob Caudwell, local GP and NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group...

    14/01/2017
  21. Transport Secretary thinks cyclists aren't road users southport

    Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, has been accused of showing an astonishing lack of knowledge of his brief after arguing ...

    Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, has been accused of showing “an astonishing lack of knowledge” of his brief after arguing in the House of Commons that cyclists do not count as road users. Grayling was video'd last month knocking a rider off his bike by suddenly opening the door to his...

    14/01/2017
  22. Man dies following collision on M6 southport

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sadly died following a collision on the M6 near Broughton. At around ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sadly died following a collision on the M6 near Broughton. At around 11.45pm Thursday, January 12 a BMW 635D was travelling southbound in the third lane when it lost control and collided with the nearside barrier. It spun back into the path of...

    14/01/2017
  23. Woman, 66, in hospital following collision in Chorley southport

    Police are appealing for information following a collision in Chorley which has left a 66-year-old pedestrian with serious ...

    Police are appealing for information following a collision in Chorley which has left a 66-year-old pedestrian with serious injuries. The incident occurred at around 7.50pm onThursday when a Peugeot Allure collided with the woman, from Chorley, as she crossed Eaves Green Lane. She was taken to...

    14/01/2017
  24. Public urged to report hare coursing in Lancashire southport

    Campaign to crack down on hare coursing launched in Lancashire Police Force area. The CLA, in partnership with local police ...

    Campaign to crack down on hare coursing launched in Lancashire Police Force area. The CLA, in partnership with local police forces (Humberside, Lancashire and West Yorkshire), have created signs warning of the consequences of hare coursing, and encouraging people to report it. Yesterday saw the...

    14/01/2017
  25. Father and Son Church burglars sent to prison southport

    Merseyside Police has welcomed the sentencing of a father and son for burglary at Liverpool Crown Court today (Friday 13 January). ...

    Merseyside Police has welcomed the sentencing of a father and son for burglary at Liverpool Crown Court today (Friday 13 January). Gregory Hawkshaw, 45, of no fixed abode was sentenced to 4 years in prison. Daniel Hawkshaw, 22, of Sandbrook Road, Southport was sentenced to 3 years and 3...

    13/01/2017
  26. Police stop and search Princes Street Southport southport

    Officers from Merseyside Police stopped and searched several youths on the corner of Princes Street and Duke Street this ...

    Officers from Merseyside Police stopped and searched several youths on the corner of Princes Street and Duke Street this afternoon.After being searched for drugs and having their details checked they were allow to go.

    13/01/2017
  27. Winter Warm Scheme is still available southport

    There is still time for home owners to apply for free gas heating appliance repair or replacement. West Lancashire Borough ...

    There is still time for home owners to apply for free gas heating appliance repair or replacement. West Lancashire Borough Council has received funding from Lancashire County Council’s Public Health Team to offer the West Lancs Winter Warm Scheme for a fourth year. Through the scheme...

    13/01/2017
  28. Merseysiders are paying the highest prices for energy southport

    We all need gas and electricity to run our homes and to keep ourselves warm, yet some of us are paying more than others for the ...

    We all need gas and electricity to run our homes and to keep ourselves warm, yet some of us are paying more than others for the exact same product. The price of energy varies by region, and Merseyside, along with North Wales, have the highest average cost in the country. The average...

    13/01/2017
  29. Truck abandoned on Esplanade southport

    A large truck has been abandoned on the Esplanade close to the Weld Road roundabout.The truck has been there since Monday ...

    A large truck has been abandoned on the Esplanade close to the Weld Road roundabout.The truck has been there since Monday afternoon according to local dog walkers. Sefton Council are aware of the vehicle and will be placing a removal notice on it in the near future.

    13/01/2017
  30. Contents of flat dumped in Stanley Street southport

    The resident of a flat in Stanley Street in Southport has dumped the entire contents into the road and the adjoining ...

    The resident of a flat in Stanley Street in Southport has dumped the entire contents into the road and the adjoining passageway.High winds have blown rubbish all over the area. A local resident is doing his best to clean the mess up.

    13/01/2017
  31. Report into College mergers southport

    The Liverpool City Region Area Based Review report was published this week (10 January 2017). Area Based Reviews are taking ...

    The Liverpool City Region Area Based Review report was published this week (10 January 2017). Area Based Reviews are taking place across the UK. The reviews aim to ensure that an area’s Further Education (FE) colleges remain financially resilient in the face of funding pressures and to ensure...

    13/01/2017
  32. High winds bring down tree on Waterloo Road Southport southport

    High winds have brought down a tree on Waterloo Road in Southport. The tree is causing a slight obstruction but traffic is ...

    High winds have brought down a tree on Waterloo Road in Southport. The tree is causing a slight obstruction but traffic is managing to get past. Winds are expected to decrease during the day.

    13/01/2017
  33. Name a Swan at Martin Mere southport

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre currently have 1360 Whooper swans using the reserve with hundreds of them coming in for the daily ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre currently have 1360 Whooper swans using the reserve with hundreds of them coming in for the daily swan feeds at 3pm and 3.30pm. Over the next two months, Martin Mere is running a competition for our visitors to name swan ‘PD5’. Reserve Manager, Tom Clare,...

    13/01/2017
  34. Southport v Wealdstone Buildbase FA Trophy southport

    Southport have the chance to progress to the third round of the Buildbase FA Trophy on Saturday as they come up against Vanarama ...

    Southport have the chance to progress to the third round of the Buildbase FA Trophy on Saturday as they come up against Vanarama National League South side Wealdstone at the Merseyrail Community Stadium. Gordon Bartlett’s side lie 11th in their league and, with both promotion and relegation...

    13/01/2017
  35. A Happy New Year for health and social care in Lancashire? southport

    2017 will be a make or break year for the NHS and Local Government, says Mike Wedgeworth, Chair of Healthwatch Lancashire. ...

    2017 will be a make or break year for the NHS and Local Government, says Mike Wedgeworth, Chair of Healthwatch Lancashire. In 2016, we produced reports which showed that: * * Accident and Emergency departments are under huge pressure, due both to increased demand and staff...

    13/01/2017
  36. Government allocates 1.2 billion roads funding to councils southport

    Councils across England are today finding out their share of £1.2 billion local roads funding for the 2017 to 2018 financial ...

    Councils across England are today finding out their share of £1.2 billion local roads funding for the 2017 to 2018 financial year, Transport Minister Andrew Jones has announced. The funding to improve roads, cut congestion and improve journey times includes money from the new National...

    13/01/2017

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