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  1. Man Absconds From Prison Van southport

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information after a 30-year-old man escaped from lawful custody in Toxteth on Friday, 25 July. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information after a 30-year-old man escaped from lawful custody in Toxteth on Friday, 25 July. At about midday a report was received from security staff that a prisoner, 30-year-old Peter Neary, had escaped from a prison van on Parliament Street. ...

    26/07/2014
  2. Police urge residents to celebrate Eid safely southport

    POLICE are asking members of the Asian community to celebrate safely during the religious holiday of Eid. Chief Supt Stuart ...

    POLICE are asking members of the Asian community to celebrate safely during the religious holiday of Eid. Chief Supt Stuart Noble said: “We want those celebrating Eid to have a crime free and happy celebration, so we are asking people to help us by taking any measures they can to remain safe...

    26/07/2014
  3. Fire Pleasureland southport

    Merseyside Fire And rescue Service were called to Pleasureland Southport this evening after a bonfire got out of control. Two ...

    Merseyside Fire And rescue Service were called to Pleasureland Southport this evening after a bonfire got out of control. Two appliances were on scene and brought the fire under control. pics ollie cowan

    25/07/2014
  4. Serious RTC Waterloo Rd Liverpool Rd Roundabout southport

    The emergency services were called to Waterloo Road this afternoon after a cyclist and a van collided.Witnesses at the scene said ...

    The emergency services were called to Waterloo Road this afternoon after a cyclist and a van collided.Witnesses at the scene said that the cyclist was seriously injured. Liverpool Road and Waterloo Road were closed to traffic and huge queues built up in the Halsall Road area.

    25/07/2014
  5. Mersey Gateway Bridge will be free to use for Halton residents southport

    Chancellor announces Mersey Gateway Bridge will be free to use for Halton residents The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon. ...

    Chancellor announces Mersey Gateway Bridge will be free to use for Halton residents The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon. George Osborne MP has announced the Mersey Gateway Bridge will be free to use for all Halton residents. The 100% discount scheme will allow the residents of...

    25/07/2014
  6. Advice From Merseyrail For Giants Event southport

    Merseyrail has issued the following advice to train passengers wanting to see the Giants: All Merseyrail services are extremely ...

    Merseyrail has issued the following advice to train passengers wanting to see the Giants: All Merseyrail services are extremely busy at the moment: trains are delayed and some stations are having to close temporarily. Passengers are strongly advised to allow plenty of time for their journeys...

    25/07/2014
  7. Regional growth across the north west southport

    • GDP grew by 0.8 per cent in the second quarter of 2014. • This means that the UK economy is now 0.2 per cent above its ...

    • GDP grew by 0.8 per cent in the second quarter of 2014. • This means that the UK economy is now 0.2 per cent above its pre-crisis peak in Q1 2008, after the recession shrank the economy by 7.2 per cent. • Quarterly growth was driven mainly by the service sector (1.0 per cent) and...

    25/07/2014
  8. Major Link Road Taking Shape southport

    The new £20m bypass linking Thornton with Switch Island is now taking shape. Impressive aerial photos show the route of ...

    The new £20m bypass linking Thornton with Switch Island is now taking shape. Impressive aerial photos show the route of the A5758 Broom's Cross Road snaking past the communities of Netherton and Thornton following weeks of major earthworks. When complete, the 2.8 mile road is expected...

    25/07/2014
  9. Counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco seized Eastbank St Southport southport

    Counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco worth more than £3,000 was seized following raids in Southport by Sefton Council Trading ...

    Counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco worth more than £3,000 was seized following raids in Southport by Sefton Council Trading Standards. The illegal items were captured after retail premises were visited by Trading Standards and tobacco sniffer dogs Ozzie and Alfie. A total of 9,000...

    25/07/2014
  10. Next of Kin Appeal Eric Pinnock southport

    Liverpool Coroner's Office is appealing for the public's help in tracing the next of kin of a man who died on Monday, 21 July. ...

    Liverpool Coroner's Office is appealing for the public's help in tracing the next of kin of a man who died on Monday, 21 July. Eric Pinnock, of Hazel Grove, Crosby passed away in his home at the age of 69 It is believed Mr Pinnock has family in the Merseyside area Mr Pinnock's family, or...

    25/07/2014
  11. West Lancashire Walking Festival southport

    Put your best foot forward for the West Lancashire Walking Festival and you can see bats and butterflies as well as enjoying ...

    Put your best foot forward for the West Lancashire Walking Festival and you can see bats and butterflies as well as enjoying circular tours around our towns and countryside. West Lancashire Borough Council rangers work alongside walk leaders from a range of organisations to provide routes that...

    25/07/2014
  12. More protection offered to domestic abuse victims southport

    LANCASHIRE Constabulary is offering more protection to victims of domestic abuse than ever before with the introduction of ...

    LANCASHIRE Constabulary is offering more protection to victims of domestic abuse than ever before with the introduction of Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs). As of Monday 28 July 2014, the court-issued orders along with Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPNs) will allow officers...

    25/07/2014
  13. Merseyrail Train Disruption southport

    Line problem: between Southport and Hunts Cross. Due to an unusually large passenger flow between Southport and Hunts Cross ...

    Line problem: between Southport and Hunts Cross. Due to an unusually large passenger flow between Southport and Hunts Cross some lines are disrupted. Impact: Train services running to and from these stations may be delayed by up to 10 mins. Disruption is expected until 11:00 25/07.

    25/07/2014
  14. Foreign Investment Brings Jobs Boost for Lancashire southport

    Latest government figures show that foreign investment in Lancashire secured almost 2,000 new and safeguarded jobs in Lancashire ...

    Latest government figures show that foreign investment in Lancashire secured almost 2,000 new and safeguarded jobs in Lancashire in 2013/14. The figures, from UK Trade & Investment, the government department encouraging inward investment and helping UK firms trade overseas, show that there were...

    25/07/2014
  15. There’s so much to see at the West Lancashire Open Exhibition! southport

    There’s so much to see at the West Lancashire Open Exhibition! Accomplished artists from across the UK are showing their ...

    There’s so much to see at the West Lancashire Open Exhibition! Accomplished artists from across the UK are showing their artworks at Ormskirk’s Chapel Gallery as the prestigious West Lancashire Open Exhibition 2014 is unveiled to the public. The gallery, which is run by West Lancashire...

    25/07/2014
  16. Look out for Thirty Boy! southport

    Novel new road signs have made their debut in Scarisbrick. Thirty Boy was pictured yesterday in the Drummersdale area, asking ...

    Novel new road signs have made their debut in Scarisbrick. Thirty Boy was pictured yesterday in the Drummersdale area, asking drivers to remember the local speed limit. The home made signs are sited in at least two locations near Woodmoss joinery on Woodmoss Lane and on Drummersdale Lane....

    25/07/2014
  17. Giant Spectacular visitors urged to plan their travel southport

    As thousands are expected to descend on Liverpool for the Giant Spectacular (Wednesday 23rd – Sunday 27th July), people visiting, ...

    As thousands are expected to descend on Liverpool for the Giant Spectacular (Wednesday 23rd – Sunday 27th July), people visiting, working or living in the city are being advised to plan ahead and leave plenty of time for their journey. The highly anticipated event will require large scale...

    25/07/2014
  18. Hoax calls divert resources southport

    While most hoax calls received by the Trust result in resources being sent to a deserted scene, a hoax call this week had a more ...

    While most hoax calls received by the Trust result in resources being sent to a deserted scene, a hoax call this week had a more frightening impact. NWAS received a 999 call from a ‘patient’ reporting that they had been attacked and stabbed. A police helicopter and ambulance with...

    25/07/2014
  19. Formby Library Hosts Hollywood Scriptwriting Session southport

    Formby Library has organised a special writing workshop with professional scriptwriter, Alex Moran, for local teenagers and young ...

    Formby Library has organised a special writing workshop with professional scriptwriter, Alex Moran, for local teenagers and young adults. Alex Moran has been involved in film work with the companies behind a number of blockbuster movies, such as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Slumdog...

    25/07/2014
  20. Pensioner Rescued From Muddy Ditch In Southport southport

    Firefighters rescued a pensioner from a muddy ditch in Southport. Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called to Moss Lane ...

    Firefighters rescued a pensioner from a muddy ditch in Southport. Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called to Moss Lane in Churchtown at 12.25pm. Fire crews used a short extension ladder and rope access gear to rescue the 67-year-old woman from the ditch, which was around two feet deep. ...

    24/07/2014
  21. Operation Brookdale southport

    Merseyside Police has arrested 28 people and seized 35 bikes as part of its latest crackdown on scrambler and quad bikes. ...

    Merseyside Police has arrested 28 people and seized 35 bikes as part of its latest crackdown on scrambler and quad bikes. Operation Brookdale was officially launched on Tuesday 1 July and involves officers from across Merseyside focusing on areas where communities are suffering from the...

    24/07/2014
  22. Summer soccer camps at the merseyrail community stadium southport

    SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS AT THE MERSEYRAIL COMMUNITY STADIUM SPONSORED BY SOUTHPORT HIRE CENTRE Southport ...

    SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS AT THE MERSEYRAIL COMMUNITY STADIUM SPONSORED BY SOUTHPORT HIRE CENTRE Southport Football Club are running soccer camps for the first three weeks of the school summer holidays.-so hurry down to the Merseyrail Community Stadium, Haig Avenue and book...

    24/07/2014
  23. RTC Preston New Road Southport southport

    The emergency services were called to Preston New Road this afternoon after two vehicles collided.There were no serious ...

    The emergency services were called to Preston New Road this afternoon after two vehicles collided.There were no serious injuries.Traffic is very slow through the incident.

    24/07/2014
  24. Southport Elvis Impersonator Jailed For A Year southport

    Southport Elvis impersonator Louis Fella, 53, has been jailed for a year after being caught with more than 900 indecent pictures ...

    Southport Elvis impersonator Louis Fella, 53, has been jailed for a year after being caught with more than 900 indecent pictures and films of children. Many of them were graded within the most serious category of child pornorgaphy. The Southport resident who often sang in the Pier Gardens...

    24/07/2014
  25. Big Loss To Ocean Plaza As Bella Italia Closed-Subway Coming southport

    The Bella Italia restaurant on the Ocean Plaza in Southport has closed its doors.The Bella Italia website lists Blackpool and ...

    The Bella Italia restaurant on the Ocean Plaza in Southport has closed its doors.The Bella Italia website lists Blackpool and Liverpool as the nearest restaurants now. Tables and chairs are piled up against the windows and the menus have been removed from the boards. There are now three empty...

    24/07/2014
  26. New Seafront KFC Now Recruiting southport

    Work on the new KFC Drive Thru on Southport seafront is progressing well.It is expected the restaurant will be open in a few ...

    Work on the new KFC Drive Thru on Southport seafront is progressing well.It is expected the restaurant will be open in a few weeks.KFC are looking for new staff and you can apply online by clicking here.

    24/07/2014
  27. Phoenix FC Summer Fun Day This Saturday. southport

    Phoenix Football Club will be holding a Summer Fun Day this saturday at the Railway Club in Sussex Road Southport.All proceeds ...

    Phoenix Football Club will be holding a Summer Fun Day this saturday at the Railway Club in Sussex Road Southport.All proceeds will go to Phoenix FC. Stalls include jumble ,raffle face painting and many others.All welcome.

    24/07/2014
  28. Lancashire health experts support fairness commission southport

    HEALTH chiefs from across the county have backed Lancashire's new Fairness Commission. At a recent meeting of the Lancashire ...

    HEALTH chiefs from across the county have backed Lancashire's new Fairness Commission. At a recent meeting of the Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board, representatives from Lancashire County Council, NHS England, local NHS organisations and district councils agreed to support the work of the...

    24/07/2014
  29. West Lancs - Cycle Challenge southport

    Pedal-powered West Lancashire Borough Council staff have been getting fit and doing their bit for the environment by participating ...

    Pedal-powered West Lancashire Borough Council staff have been getting fit and doing their bit for the environment by participating in the Lancashire Cycle Challenge 2014. This involved organisations across Lancashire competing against each other to see who can get the most people riding a bike....

    24/07/2014
  30. New affordable homes in Hesketh Bank southport

    People over the age of 55 looking to buy a home in Hesketh Bank will soon have a chance to purchase one of six new affordable ...

    People over the age of 55 looking to buy a home in Hesketh Bank will soon have a chance to purchase one of six new affordable properties in the area. The new homes on Carr Heyes Drive all have two bedrooms and consist of four apartments and two bungalows Preference will be given to...

    24/07/2014
  31. Only a few places left! southport

    We are hosting a full day of summer workshops on Monday 28th July. The day will be jam packed with workshops in pop vocals, jazz ...

    We are hosting a full day of summer workshops on Monday 28th July. The day will be jam packed with workshops in pop vocals, jazz dance, musical theatre, acting, choreography technique and theatre craft dance. Workshops are only £20 for the day (sibling discount available) and will be split...

    24/07/2014
  32. Work progresses on new 'green' homes in Scarisbrick southport

    Work's continuing on a pioneering development of ‘extreme green’ houses which are designed to be cheap to heat and affordable to ...

    Work's continuing on a pioneering development of ‘extreme green’ houses which are designed to be cheap to heat and affordable to rent. The latest energy-saving technology and materials used in the Regenda Group’s new rural housing scheme at Scarisbrick will then be closely monitored to ensure...

    24/07/2014
  33. Southport Born Actress Dora Bryan has died at the age of 91. southport

    Born Dora May Broadbent in Southport, Lancashire in 1924, she went to a council school and, encouraged by her ambitious mother, ...

    Born Dora May Broadbent in Southport, Lancashire in 1924, she went to a council school and, encouraged by her ambitious mother, made her first stage appearance at the age of 12, in pantomime in Manchester. The Brighton-based actress starred in Last of the Summer Wine, the St Trinian’s...

    24/07/2014
  34. Summer fun for children and young people southport

    Now the end of term is here it's time to check out some of the fabulous activities taking place around the county. The ...

    Now the end of term is here it's time to check out some of the fabulous activities taking place around the county. The Lancashire Children and Young People's Trust has brought together all the information on one website so you can browse more easily. Check out the website to see what activities...

    24/07/2014
  35. Consultation to begin on Performance Report Action Plan southport

    The Lancashire Combined Fire Authority’s Planning Committee met on Monday to agree the proposals in Lancashire Fire and Rescue ...

    The Lancashire Combined Fire Authority’s Planning Committee met on Monday to agree the proposals in Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s draft copy of Performance Report and Action Plan 2014. This Performance Report and Action Plan describes the performance of Lancashire Fire and Rescue...

    24/07/2014
  36. UNICEF Award southport

    Sefton has achieved the prestigious international Baby Friendly Award from UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) for their ...

    Sefton has achieved the prestigious international Baby Friendly Award from UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) for their commitment, support and dedication to helping women breastfeed. Committed staff and volunteers from the Health Visiting Service, Children’s Centres, Healthy Living Centres...

    24/07/2014

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