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Pictured with David Hunter (centre) is Neil Grabham, Managing Director of Merseyrail (left), and Suzanne Grant, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Managing Director of Merseyrail (photo credit: Merseyrail)
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Merseyrail’s longest serving employee honoured after 53 years with the company

Merseyrail’s longest serving member of staff has been recognised at a special awards ceremony after clocking up an astonishing 53 years at the rail company. David Hunter, now aged 77, began working on the local train network in 1970 just one year after steam trains were phased out of service. And the on-board cleaner, who still works part-time on the

Carlsberg business development manager Adam Rynhart (left) and Southport FC Interim CEO Adrian Hunter (right)
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Southport FC announce new pouring rights agreement with Carlsberg

Following an extensive tender process, Southport FC are delighted to announce a multi–year Pouring Rights Agreement with Carlsberg at the Big Help Stadium.  This will see Carlsberg provide supporters with a range of high-quality beers, wines and soft drinks across the stadium. Commenting on the agreement, Interim CEO Adrian Hunter said: ”I would like to thank Adam Rynhart and the

The Royal Himalayas restaurant and bar is opening on Eastbank Street in Southport town centre.
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Opening date revealed for new Royal Himalayas restaurant and bar in Southport

By Andrew Brown Stand Up For Southport The opening date has been revealed for the brand new Royal Himalayas restaurant in Southport, after huge popular demand. The eatery, serving the very best Nepalese food and street food, will open at 133-135 Eastbank Street, Southport town centre, from 4pm next Friday (24th May 2024). It is the sister venue of the

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Sleeping Beauty announced as 2024 Christmas panto at The Atkinson Southport as early bird tickets go on sale

The Atkinson in Southport has announced its 2024 Christmas pantomime as Sleeping Beauty. Working alongside KD Theatre Productions Ltd, the thriving arts centre continues its Christmas tradition of staging a spectacular festive production throughout December. KD Theatre wowed audiences at The Atkinson last year with their giant production of Jack and the Beanstalk:  5* We came to the pantomime which

Staff from the Critical Care Unit at Southport Hospital received a Special Recognition Award at the Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust staff awards
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Southport Hospital Critical Care team wins coveted Special Recognition Award

Staff from the Critical Care Unit at Southport Hospital are celebrating after receiving an award for their dedication to delivering the best care possible for patients and their families. The Unit received a Special Recognition Award at the Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust staff awards this week in recognition of their efforts to support patients, their families

Mark Thomas photo by Steve Ullathorne
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Mark Thomas brings new Gaffa Tapes tour to 2024 Southport Comedy Festival

Mark Thomas has been announced as the latest big name to star at the 2024 Southport Comedy Festival in association with Halliwell Jones MINI.  Mark will bring his new Gaffa Tapes tour to the heated and seated marquee at Victoria Park in Southport on Saturday, 28th September 2024.  Mark Thomas: Gaffa Tapes will see the doors open at 7pm and

Laura Murray, owner of LM Beauty in Wayfarers Shopping Arcade in Southport, is taking part in the Jail and Bail fundraiser for Queenscourt Hospice
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Southport beauty business owner could be ‘behind bars’ unless she can raise £999 ‘bail’ for Queenscourt Hospice

By Queenscourt Crime Correspondent Andrew Brown A business owner famous for making the women of Southport look beautiful is facing an ugly ‘prison’ sentence – unless she can raise the £999 ‘bail’ money needed for Queenscourt Hospice. Laura Murray, owner of LM Beauty in Wayfarers Shopping Arcade on Lord Street, enjoyed seeing the antics of last year’s ‘inmates’ and can’t

Jocelyn Pye, a Motor Claims Handler at United Legal Assistance in Southport, is taking part in the Jail and Bail fundraiser for Queenscourt Hospice.
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United Legal Assistance motor claims handler joins Jail and Bail to drive fundraising for Queenscourt Hospice

By Queenscourt Crime Correspondent Andrew Brown A Motor Claims Handler from United Legal Assistance in Southport is driving support for Queenscourt Hospice, after signing up to take part in the Jail and Bail fundraiser. Jocelyn Pye is looking forward to taking part in the fun initiative, which will see a dozen kind-hearted people ‘sentenced’ for their ‘crimes’ at the former

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