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As part of the CRADLE Challenge fundraiser, CRADLE Ambassadors Nikki Shield and Louise Zeniou have set their sights on walking the entire route from Southport to Ormskirk to help raise much needed important funds for the charity
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CRADLE hospitals walk from Southport to Ormskirk raises awareness of early pregnancy loss

As part of the CRADLE Challenge fundraiser, CRADLE Ambassadors Nikki Shield and Louise Zeniou have set their sights on walking the entire route from Southport to Ormskirk to help raise much needed important funds for the charity. CRADLE is a national pregnancy loss charity which believes nobody should feel alone during their experience with early pregnancy loss.  Organisers work closely

A Welly Stomp will be among attractions at Southport Arts Trail
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Southport Arts Trail 2022 returns this June with fun exhibitions and events across town

Southport Arts Trail 2022 is returning to town this summer, with a whole host of fun activities for people to enjoy between Saturday, 4th June – on The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend – and running until Saturday, 25th June.  It’s now 13 years since Southport Contemporary Arts was conceived and unveiled for the first time in 2009 its network of

Make Eurovision Great Again (MEGA) campaign - with Southport entering the race to represent the United Kingdom at the 2023 Eurovision with ‘The Spinning Wheel’
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Southport launches bid to represent Eurovision in 2023 with The Spinning Wheel entry

A Make Eurovision Great Again (MEGA) campaign has been launched – with Southport entering the race to represent the United Kingdom at the 2023 Eurovision with ‘The Spinning Wheel’.  Starring Southport’s own internationally renowned performer Rebekah Hinds featuring a song penned by domestically renowned maestro Guy Unsworth, Southport – the shimmering jewel in the North West’s crown – today begins

Paul Sinha
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Paul Sinha brings new One Sinha Lifetime show to Southport Comedy Festival 2022

Southport Comedy Festival favourite Paul Sinha returns for his 8th year with a brand-new show. Paul has attracted an army of fans locally through his superb performances at the Festival over the years. Many will know him from his starring role on ITV quiz show The Chase, but as a comedian Paul is a Rose d’Or award winner for radio

Family and friends of courageous Southport Mum Catherine Gokcen are determined to raise £50,000 ahead of her 49th birthday - as they complete a skydive from 15,000ft
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Family of courageous Southport Mum Catherine Gokcen launch £50,000 skydive appeal

Family and friends of a courageous Southport Mum are determined to raise £50,000 ahead of her 49th birthday – as they complete a skydive from 15,000ft. Nine people will be taking on the challenge over Lancaster in Lancashire on 8th October 2022, the day before Catherine Gokcen’s big day. Three years ago Catherine was diagnosed with a rare form of

Southport is home to great beaches, woods and water sports
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Southport named best place for exercise lovers in England and Wales

Southport has been named by Forbes Advisor as the best location for exercise lovers in England and Wales with a score of 79.94.  Southport comes ahead of places including Newcastle-upon-Tyne (2nd), Stoke-on-Trent (3rd), St Albans (4th) and Sutton Coldfield (5th).  The town scores particularly well for green space with over a quarter (25.76%) of surface area in the town being

Festoon lighting is among services offered by IllumiDex UK Ltd
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Home owners invited to brighten up gardens with beautiful festoon lighting by IllumiDex

People are enjoying seeing the sunshine back! These sunny few days have led to a growth in calls to Southport lighting firm illumiDex UK Ltd, which has been busy installing festoon lighting outside people’s homes. IllumiDex Director Steve Clayton is advising people that now is the perfect time to spruce up their gardens ready for welcoming back friends and family.

Ormskirk Hospital
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MP calls for 24-hour Children’s A&E services to resume at Ormskirk Hospital

Calls have been made for 24-hour children’s A&E provision to return to Ormskirk Hospital.  Southport MP Damien Moore made the plea to local health leaders during a House of Commons debate ‘Making Britain the Best Place to Grow Up and Grow Old’ on Monday (16th July 2022).  The MP also called for Children’s A&E services to be returned to Southport

The Orange Lodge Parade in Southport. Photo by Andrew Brown Media
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Orange Lodge Parade returns to Southport in July 2022 after three year absence

The Orange Lodge Parade will return to Southport this summer after a three year absence.  The annual march, which sees Lodges from across the UK to take part, will take place on Tuesday, 12th July.  It has not been able to take place during the last two years because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Marchers traditionally parade through Liverpool before boarding

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