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Southport Comedy Festival: Tom Stade on why he hates ‘lockdown’ and can’t wait to get back on stage

Tom Stade does not like the word ‘lockdown’.  The renowned ‘rock’n’roll’ comedian cannot wait to finally return to the stage when he performs at Southport Comedy Festival this October.  The event takes place at Victoria Park, home of Southport Flower Show, between October 8th and 18th, in a huge marquee specially constructed for the occasion. Seats will be socially distanced;…Read More→

New Covid-19 rules in Sefton: Your questions answered

Lots of questions are being asked as Southport, Formby and many other areas in the North West due to see new coronavirus restrictions come into place next week.  Southport and Formby remain very much open for business, with shops, supermarkets, restaurants and other businesses remaining open, unlike the lockdown imposed in March.  But there will be new restrictions and changes…Read More→

Care home visiting in Sefton to be restricted as Covid-19 lockdown measures come into force

Visits by family members to see relatives in care homes in Sefton have been suspended until further notice with new lockdown measures due to come into place next Tuesday.  Sefton Council announced the new restrictions today after a recent rise in Covid-19 cases in the area.  The following visits can continue but will be reviewed on a weekly basis. Essential…Read More→

‘Don’t party hard this weekend’ urges Sefton Public Health chief as Covid-19 cases rise

People in Southport and Formby are being asked to show restraint and not to ‘party hard’ before new Coronavirus restrictions are introduced in Sefton from Tuesday. Sefton Council’s Director of Public Health Margaret Jones says doing so could put people’s lives at risk.  She said: “Of course, with this news of next week’s further restrictions some people will be tempted…Read More→

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Shopping in Southport? Take a look at some the great places you can visit in our town. Enjoy some superb independents in the town centre, Birkdale, Churchtown, Ainsdale and beyond.

Restaurants & Cafes

You will love eating out in Southport. You can eat around the world with a wide variety to choose from. You can enjoy everything from fine dining to great gastro pubs, cafes, local restaurants, and more.

Bars & Pubs

The Nightlife scene in Southport is thriving. And there are places for all ages and tastes. Party until the small hours, take in our live music scene, sit back with a glass of wine or a real ale, and find pubs and bars serving great food too.


Are you looking for the sharpest minds in local legal, financial, medical, or architectural services? You will find some of the region’s best firms right here in Southport.


Enjoy some of the UK’s biggest and best events. Find latest news on Southport Air Show, Southport Flower Show, Southport Comedy Festival, Southport Christmas Lights Switch On and more.

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Very latest news in Southport is here. Discover what is happening locally, and learn more about the big issues facing our town. This is your website, so please send us your news.


Businesses across town can share their news here. Discover what local firms are doing, and the big issues facing them. Find out just why we should all Shop Local!

Sports & Hobbies

Get out and enjoy the many superb sports we have in our town. Whether you love golf, sailing, football, rugby, cricket or other sports, we have it all. Find all the latest sports news here.


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