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Southport will come alive to the sound of jazz this weekend when the 2023 Southport Jazz Festival takes place. Music lovers can enjoy the three-day spectacle at The Grand on Lord Street from Friday 3rd February to Sunday 5th February 2023. Southport Jazz Festival is being organised for the first time by acclaimed local musicians Jez Murphy and Emma Holcroft,
What’s On in Southport. 4 great shows coming to The Atkinson this week (30 January – 4 February 2023)
It’s a new week and there are more great shows and talks coming to The Atkinson this week. There is something for everyone from great children’s threatre, to a talk about a Workld War II mystery, the Grateful Freds returning and adult pantomime. Here are four shows to look forward to: 1 – Wander Into The Woods… Tales From Acorn
Changes are being made to the long-running Ainsdale Show in Southport. The event lost £3,000 in the last financial year and organisers hope the new arrangements will make it more sustainable. Ainsdale Horticultural Society will now stage some of the attractions in the Methodist Church hall and grounds. There will still be a two-day spectacle on Ainsdale Village Green, featuring
The funeral details have been released for renowned Southport artist Malcolm Fryer. Malcolm died on 7th January 2023 aged 85 after a battle against cancer. He died at home, surrounded by his family, the way he wanted to go. He leaves daughter Katie Fryer, daughter Juliet Holmes and her husband Richard, their children Becca and Ben, and his cousin Pat
Hospital heroes awarded Freedom of Sefton for extraordinary sacrifice and dedication in Covid-19 pandemic
Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust and other NHS heroes have been awarded the Honorary Freedom of Sefton. At an Extraordinary meeting last night, Sefton Council also conferred the honour on three other local health trusts: Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust. A decision to award the Freedom of
These are exciting times for Lord Street in Southport! People will see lots of changes happening this year, with millions of pounds of new investment pouring in creating scores of new jobs. These are just some of the new developments you will be able to look forward to, and there are more to come too with discussions taking place behind
Do you know a child in Sefton who deserves to be celebrated for showing remarkable courage? We’d love you to nominate them for a Child of Courage Award, sponsored by Southport Pleasureland, in this year’s Pride Of Sefton Awards. We are searching for nominees who have shown immense courage in the face of adversity. Courage comes in different shapes –
The first ever Pride Of Sefton Awards are taking place this April – and we would love to see your nominations! There are 13 different categories that you could choose, recognising our local heroes across a wide range of areas. We want you to help us reward all those who go the extra mile to give so selflessly for others.
A doctor and a nurse from Queenscourt Hospice have raised thousands of pounds by trekking across the Wadi Rum Desert. Shorna Warren (Senior Speciality Doctor) and Kristina Ackers (Ward Sister) completed the totally unique self-funded challenge of a lifetime as their way of supporting the hospice, which cares for patients across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. The Wadi Rum Deset,
Superstar Oscar Burrow has captivated the world in his attempt to climb the height of Mount Everest to raise money for Derian House Children’s Hospice. The six-year-old’s challenge has caught the attention of global and national news outlets – and has featured on more than 136 different newspapers, news websites and TV reports, including BBC and ITV News, Mail Online,
Hatter’s Digital Agency has moved into smart new offices in Southport. The award-winning digital marketing company is now situated at 21 Hoghton Street, right in the heart of the town centre. The firm employs seven talented creatives who provide services including social media management, branding and logo design, SEO, copywriting, or full marketing strategies. Hatter’s has grown in recent months
A Southport woman who suffers with severe depressive episodes is reaching out to thank the team at a mental health support service in our town, crediting them for saving her life after she had experienced suicidal thoughts earlier this year. Brittney lives in Southport and says that she had hit a really low point while struggling with poor mental health.