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Walkers take part in the 2023 Star Trekk event in Southport to raise money for Queenscourt Hospice. Photo by Andrew Brown of Stand Up For Southport
Queenscourt Hospice invites local businesses to show support for 18th Star Trekk fundraiser

Calling all local businesses – can you help your local hospice?  Queenscourt Hospice is inviting firms to come on board as sponsors for this year’s annual Star Trekk walk, which takes place in Southport on Friday, 3rd May 2024.  Queenscourt Hospice Fundraising Manager Liz Hartley said: “Businesses both large and small provide fantastic support for Queenscourt Hospice, enabling #teamqueenscourt to

The Faster Fibre bus is coming to Southport
Faster Britain bus to visit Southport twice as part of its UK tour

The Faster Britain Bus is going on tour, with people able to enjoy two opportunities to see it in Southport.  Launching at its headquarters in Daresbury in Halton, ITS has introduced the Faster Britain bus. Its branded double-decker will be travelling the length and breadth of the country promoting the company’s gigabit-capable full-fibre network, built specifically for UK business use.

Southport College has launched an exciting new customer service initiative in partnership with the Town Deal and is inviting local employers to join in. Mikhail Hotel and Leisure Group receives its certificate
Southport College offers free customer service training to local businesses

Southport College has launched an exciting new customer service initiative in partnership with Southport Town Deal and is inviting local employers to join in.  Local businesses, however big or small can take advantage of a free half-day course, all about building brilliant customer service.   It is suitable for any customer-facing employees, is tailored to the needs of the individual business

Southport FC
Southport FC
Southport FC return with all three points after vital win at Scarborough

Scarborough Athletic 0 Southport FC 1 A disappointing Sputhport FC display on Saturday was quickly forgotten after an excellent 1-0 win at Scarborough, a team with one of the best home records in the National League North. The first 60- minutes saw a dominant Southport FC side playing as well as we have played all season and if only the

The Southport Visiter office on Tulketh Street in Southport. Photo by Andrew Brown Stand Up For Southport
New chapter for Southport Visiter office after plans approved for 26 new flats and 3 shops

The historic former Southport Visiter office is set for a new chapter after plans were finally agreed to transform the building.  The site, at 26-32 Tulketh Street in Southport town centre, will now be converted into 26 self contained flats on the first and second floors.  The ground floor, adjacent to the Sports Direct complex, will be divided and converted

Bootle Town Hall
Sefton Council joins calls to extend financial support scheme for struggling households

Sefton Council has joined nationwide calls to extend a crucial financial support scheme for struggling households. Organisations including The Children’s Society, Trussell Trust, Barnardo’s, the Local Government Association, and other councils across the country are calling on the Government to extend the Household Support Fund, which is due to end on 31st March. The fund enables councils to provide emergency

Southport Hospital
Junior doctors announce 5 day strike starting this Saturday as call issued to avoid A&E

People in Southport and across Cheshire and Merseyside 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 this Saturday (24th February 2024) to 7am on Thursday 29th February 2024.   Coming at a time when the NHS continues to experience

Jason Byrne
Southport Comedy Festival
Comedy genius Jason Byrne brings NO SHOW tour to 2024 Southport Comedy Festival

Comedy genius Jason Byrne is revved up and ready to turn stand-up on its head AGAIN, as he prepares to return to Southport Comedy Festival this autumn.  Jason will perform at Victoria Park in Southport on Saturday 12th October 2024, as part of his  brand-new show ‘NO SHOW’ tour.  Ticket are on sale from 10am this Thursday (22nd February 2024)

A World War two shell has been discovered on Formby Beach. Photo by Rob from the NT Formby facilities team
Bomb Squad carries out controlled explosion after war shell found on Formby Beach

A controlled explosion has taken place after a World War Two shell was discovered on Formby Beach.  This remarkable picture was captured by Rob from the NT Formby facilities team.  The British Army bomb squad ensured the safe disposal of the 1940s ordnance.  A National Trust spokesperson said: “As Formby’s dunes naturally roll back, pieces of history are exposed.  “Over

A scenic photos of the Marine Lake in Southport. Photo by Andrew Brown Stand Up For Southport
Accommodation providers can enjoy free sustainability business support with InvestSefton event in Southport

Accommodation providers can enjoy FREE sustainability business support with a launch event taking place in Southport this March.  Thanks to Government funding, InvestSefton is working with environmental consultants Groundwork to give local firms in the borough the help they need.  To find out more about the support available you are welcome at a free sustainability launch event at Waterfront Southport

Visitors enjoy the Botanic Gardens Family Fun Day in Southport. Photo by Andrew Brown Stand Up For Southport
Botanic Gardens Family Fun Day in Southport seeks new sponsors for 3rd annual event

Sponsors are being sought to support the 3rd Botanic Gardens Family Fun Day.  This year’s event will take place at the Botanic Gardens in Churchtown in Southport on Father’s Day (Sunday, 16th June 2024).  The past two years have seen thousands of families enjoy a park full of attractions for people of all ages.  Last year’s fun day saw over

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