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Lights on Lord Street in Southport. Photo by Andrew Brown Media
Southport’s ‘Boulevard of Light’ along Lord Street set to shine bright

The ‘Boulevard of Light’ on Lord Street is set to sparkle this autumn as Southport looks forward to a busy Christmas season. Southport’s newest attraction is coming to life, creating a beautiful environment for shoppers, diners and visitors to the town. The sparkling installation – believed to be the longest of its kind in the UK  – was created in

Bars in Southport
13 new Southport bars where we’re all enjoying great nights out

Looking to enjoy a night out in Southport? We’re not short of places to enjoy, with a thriving nightlife scene being joined by some superb new venues over the past few months.  Since the start of the pandemic last year, local business people have taken the plunge to open some exciting new venues across town with new premises in Southport

Southport ASDA supermarket community champion Sharon Gregory-Wareing (right) has raised around £1,000 by making sweet boxes and cones and selling them to colleagues and customers for the Tickled Pink breast cancer appeal
Southport ASDA Community Champion Sharon raises £1,000 for Tickled Pink breast cancer appeal

Southport ASDA supermarket community champion Community champion Sharon Gregory-Wareing is so passionate about supporting the Tickled Pink breast cancer appeal that she’s always looking out for new ways to fundraise. This year, Sharon has so far raised around £1,000 by making sweet boxes and cones and selling them to colleagues and customers at the store at the Central 12 retail

Massam and Marshall funeral directors on Manchester Road in Southport
New Massam and Marshall funeral directors in Southport is now open

A new independent funeral directors in Southport is now open.  Massam and Marshall Independent Funeral Directors opened its new premises on Manchester Road today (Monday, 25th October) and is inviting local people and local businesses to call in for a coffee or a cup of tea and to have a chat with the friendly team there.  Massam and Marshall staff

Kings Gardens in Southport. Photo by Andrew Brown Media
Kings Gardens in Southport to undergo series of improvements

Kings Gardens in Southport is set to undergo a series of improvement works designed to restore and regenerate a number of the park’s key features. The large scale maintenance programme, made possible via Sefton Council’s own Kings Garden’s contingency fund, will see the popular site undergo a series of restorative works, costing nearly £90,000. Kings Gardens underwent a major £5.5

Being given a Covid-19 vaccine was a Godsend as cases continue to rise

Stand Up For Southport Blog by Andrew Brown I’m delighted to have just received my third Covid-19 vaccination.   Of course Bill Gates would already know that, monitoring me via the microchips he implanted in my arms via the first two vaccines…  That’s according to some of the anti-vaxxer conspiracy theories that you occasionally come across on social media.  The misinformation

Bars and pubs
Guest Blogs
Southport CAMRA: Ask for Angela for a safe pub experience in Southport

Guest Blog by Neville Grundy, Southport & West Lancs Campaign for Real Ale We like to think that we are all safe when we go out to a pub or club for a drink, and usually we are. However recent news reports of increases in drinks being spiked – or even of people being injected – in venues is deeply

Southport FC against Spennymoor in the FA Cup
Fans urged to get behind Southport FC with three huge home games in 10 days

People are being urged to get behind Southport FC with three massive home games coming up in just 10 days.  Two of the games take place during Half Term Week, with under 12s able to go free with a paying adult.  The club was disappointed when their away match against Kettering Town on Saturday was postponed the day before the

How The Koala Learnt To Hug is at The Atkinson in Southport
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How The Koala Learnt To Hug brings half term fun to The Atkinson in Southport

Families looking forward to some half term fun this week can enjoy How The Koala Learnt To Hug. The show takes place at The Atkinson, on Lord Street in Southport, from 2.30pm this Tuesday (26th October).  Everyone knows that koalas love a cuddle but, the truth is, that wasn’t always the case. So how exactly did the koala learn to

Southport Town Hall. Photo by Andrew Brown Media
School holiday meal vouchers provided for eligible families in October Half Term

Sefton Council will provide ‘much-needed’ school holiday meal vouchers to eligible local families during next week’s half-term holiday. The council is using its Household Support Grant funding allocation from the Department of Work and Pensions to provide this invaluable service. Like during previous holidays, families eligible for free school meals are being given supermarket vouchers that can be used to

Alex Ivanoff, the owner of Anytime Fitness in Southport and Maghull, with Owen Copland
Family Fun Day held for Owen Copland to raise money for vital treatment in Germany

A Family Fun Day takes place from midday this Saturday (23rd October) to raise money to fund treatment for a 21-year-old man with an aggressive brain tumour.  The event takes place at the Maghull Community Association hall, on Green Lane, Maghull, to raise funds for local man Owen Copland.  There will be a whole host of fun, including: reptile show,

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