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Platinum Pudding Competition winner Jemma Melvin from Southport. Photo by Nicky Johnston
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Southport TV celebrity baker Jemma Melvin reveals special Macmillan Coffee Morning trifle recipe

Jemma Melvin’s family had support from Macmillan nurses who went “above and beyond” when her beloved grandad passed away from cancer in 2016.  Southport celebrity baker Jemma Melvin – the star baker behind the official pudding for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee TV competition – has teamed up with cancer charity Macmillan to create a special dessert for its popular fundraising

The British Musical Fireworks Championship in Southport. Photo by Andrew Brown Media
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Tens of thousands enjoy spectacular British Musical Fireworks Championship in Southport

Tens of thousands of people attended the 2022 British Musical Fireworks Championship in Southport’s Victoria Park at the weekend, with a sell-out show on Saturday! Visitors were treated to a series of spectacular choreographed displays featuring fireworks coordinated to music, by some of the country’s top pyro companies. Due to unavoidable bad weather conditions a decision was taken to cancel

Chris McCausland
Southport Comedy Festival
Chris McCausland books Southport Comedy Festival date after filming new TV travel series

By Bruce Dessau Chris McCausland is going places. And not just because he has just filmed a travel series for Channel 4.  The Liverpudlian stand-up star is back on the road with an extended leg of his Speaky Blinder tour which will see him perform over 130 dates nationwide, including at Southport Comedy Festival on Wednesday, 5th October 2022. For

The Rotary Club of Southport staged a Purple Flamingo, Purple for Pedalo race on the Marine Lake in Southport. Winners Roger Thwaites and John Gartside. Photo by Andrew Brown Media
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Rotarians race flamingo pedalos at Marine Lake in Southport in campaign to eradicate polio

Rotarians peddled their way around Marine Lake in Southport for the first Purple Flamingo, Purple for Polio Pedalo Race on Sunday (25th September 2022).  The event was organised by The Rotary Club of Southport in order to raise funds and awareness for Rotary’s ongoing campaign to eradicate polio. They were ably supported by Southport Water Sports.  The winners, romping home

The British Musical Fireworks in Southport
Events
British Musical Fireworks 2022 in Southport: Times, parking and all you need to know

The 2022 British Musical Fireworks Championship will light up the sky above Southport this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (23rd-25th September)!  |Here are the times, the competitors and all the other details you’ll need:  Opening Times:  Friday 6pm-9pm Saturday 6pm-9.30pm Sunday 6pm-9pm  Gates open 6pm each night  First display 8pm  Second display 8.30pm  Third display (Saturday only) 9pm  Gates close 9.30pm 

The Salvation Army Centre in Southport
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Looking for a new career? Social Care Jobs Fair held in Southport this September

Are you interested in learning more about a fulfilling new career? People are being invited to call into a Social Care Jobs Fair taking place in Southport this September. Representatives from six local companies will be on hand to answer any questions and to chat about their experiences of life in the social care sector. The Jobs Fair takes place

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