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Jen Brister
Southport Comedy Festival
Live at the Apollo star Jen Brister brings her sell out show to Southport Comedy Festival

Critically acclaimed comedian and writer Jen Brister is bringing her sell out show ‘The Optimist’ to this year’s Southport Comedy Festival in Association with Halliwell Jones BMW. Due to phenomenal demand and with 76 sold out shows under her belt Jen is extending her tour and taking in a festival date on Wednesday 4th October 2023. Jen is no stranger

Tributes have been paid to Jack Kelly, who opened Kelly's Electrical on Wesley Street in Southport town centre in 1967
One of Southport’s oldest shops says farewell after 66 years trading

One of Southport’s oldest shops is closing after more than six decades of trading.  Kelly’s Electrical will say farewell later this month, having served generations of families since it first opened in 1957.  It was established by Jack Kelly, who ran the iconic electrical goods shop for over 50 years, gaining a fine reputation for his incredible knowledge and his

Southport College
Southport College unveils new opportunities to learn about EV installation and carpentry and joinery

This Stand Up For Southport article is provided by Southport BID.  www.southportbid.com Southport College’s Employer Partnerships initiative has unveiled two exciting new opportunities for people to learn new skills.  The facility, on Mornington Road in Southport, is inviting qualified electricians to learn more about installing Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points. The College is also encouraging people to come and find out

Southport FC
IT services firm Techedia renews Southport FC front of shirt sponsorship deal

IT services firm Techedia has renewed its front of shirt sponsorship deal with Southport Football Club.  The IT support and software development specialist, which is based in Southport town centre, has extended its partnership with the Sandgrounders as the club’s front of shirt sponsor of the first team and all junior community teams for a further two years. Techedia specialises

Southport College in Southport. Photo by Andrew Brown of Stand Up For Southport
Southport College and KGV Sixth Form College launch new Spark Radio station

Students at Southport College and KGV Sixth Form College now have their very own radio station, with the launch of Spark Radio, Southport’s Student Sound. The station is run by Southport resident Andy Hilbert, someone who is very knowledgeable about all things radio, as he is also the voice of Sandgrouder Radio’s breakfast show. Spark Radio broadcasts 24 hours a

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