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Part of the building to the rear of 35-39 Botanic Road could be converted into an 8 bedroom hotel / Airbnb lettable accommodation
Work due to begin soon on creating new hotel / Airbnb accommodation in Churchtown

Building work on creating a new hotel / Airbnb in Churchtown in Southport could soon begin.  Planning permission was granted just over two years ago to convert part of the land and building to the rear of 35-39 Botanic Road into an 8 bedroom hotel / Airbnb lettable accommodation. The scheme would include the installation of a mezzanine floor to

Crowds at Southport Air Show. Photo by Andrew Brown Stand Up For Southport
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Temporary road closure dates revealed to support operation of 2024 Southport Air Show

Temporary road closures have been revealed for when the 2024 Southport Air Show is taking place.  Marine Drive, Southport will be temporarily closed to enable the build, the duration of, and after the Southport Air Show, Southport.  The closure will take place between 10am on Wednesday 10th July 2024 and 11..59pm hours on Monday 15th July 2024.  In addition there

Southport Hospital. Photo by Andrew Brown Media
Advice issued to Southport residents ahead of five days of junior doctors strikes

People across Southport and Ormskirk are being urged to use NHS 111 for all non-emergency healthcare needs ahead of industrial action by junior doctors. Unions have announced a full walkout of junior doctors from 7am on Thursday, 27 June 2024 to 7am on Tuesday, 2 July 2024. Coming at a time when the NHS continues to experience severe seasonal pressures,

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Sunday Brunch star Simon Rimmer joins line up at 100th anniversary Southport Flower Show

Sunday Brunch star and former Southport College lecturer Simon Rimmer will star at the 100th anniversary Southport Flower Show this August.  He will be demonstrating his skills on Friday 16th August 2024. Simon Rimmer is the Chef and Co-Presenter of Sunday Brunch, the Sunday morning show waking up the nation with a mix of chat, current affairs, guests and food. 

Elderly Sefton residents warned over scammers using digital phone fraud

Heartless fraudsters have been calling elderly Sefton residents and telling them that they need to switch over their LifeLine service straight away because their landline is going digital. LifeLine is a call button worn as a pendant or around the wrist that enables the wearer to contact and speak with Sefton’s service monitoring centre. The centre team can then call

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