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  1. Person killed on train track between Freshfield and Ainsdale southport

    Delays and cancellations can be expected until a normal timetable can be restored. 6:29pm Due to a person hit by a train - ...

    Delays and cancellations can be expected until a normal timetable can be restored. 6:29pm Due to a person hit by a train - services on the Southport line have now resumed. A service to Southport will shortly depart Formby. A service for Liverpool Central and Hunts Cross has departed...

    21/02/2017
  2. Formby MP writes to Health Secretary about proposed closure of A&E southport

    Formby MP, Bill Esterson has written to the Health Secretary about government plans to shut A&E at Southport and Formby ...

    Formby MP, Bill Esterson has written to the Health Secretary about government plans to shut A&E at Southport and Formby Hospital. The plans were highlighted in national media reports and are part of the so-called “Sustainability and Transformation” Plan (STP) for Cheshire and Merseyside....

    21/02/2017
  3. Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? southport

    Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? Has your dog got star quality? If your pet pooch is the canine ...

    Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? Has your dog got star quality? If your pet pooch is the canine equivalent of Brad Pitt or Scarlett Johansson, then they could win a place in the spotlight in the beautiful and romantic opera La Boheme, coming to Liverpool Empire on...

    21/02/2017
  4. Four arrested after Knowsley Road drugs raid. southport

    Two 45 year-old men from Southport, a 43 year-old woman and a 40 year-old woman also from Southport were arrested on suspicion of ...

    Two 45 year-old men from Southport, a 43 year-old woman and a 40 year-old woman also from Southport were arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply and handling stolen goods. Jason Rodrigues, 45, of Knowsley Road, Southport has been charged with possession with intent...

    21/02/2017
  5. Warning as storm "Doris" approaches the region southport

    "Doris likely to cause widespread disruption" A developing area of low pressure is expected to move across the UK on Thursday. ...

    "Doris likely to cause widespread disruption" A developing area of low pressure is expected to move across the UK on Thursday. Some very strong winds are expected throughout Thursday in association with storm 'Doris', with a short period where gusts of 70 to 80 mph are possible. Whilst...

    21/02/2017
  6. Fly tipping Wyke Cop southport

    Another outbreak of fly tipping on Wyke Cop where a fridge freezer and a deep fat fryer have been dumped. Fly tipping costs the ...

    Another outbreak of fly tipping on Wyke Cop where a fridge freezer and a deep fat fryer have been dumped. Fly tipping costs the Council thousands each year and can be reported here

    21/02/2017
  7. Fencing destroyed at Three Pools by person in 4x4 -Video southport

    Newly erected fencing on the Meols Hall estate next to the Three Pools Bridge has been smashed to bits by someone driving a 4x4 ...

    Newly erected fencing on the Meols Hall estate next to the Three Pools Bridge has been smashed to bits by someone driving a 4x4 vehicle. Vandals smash fence Three Pools

    21/02/2017
  8. Breakdown Plough Roundabout southport

    Kind hearted motorists came to the aid of a driver who broke down in the middle of the Plough roundabout this morning. The ...

    Kind hearted motorists came to the aid of a driver who broke down in the middle of the Plough roundabout this morning. The driver of a HSS Hire vehicle had a tow rope and pulled the stricken vehicle to the side of the road.

    21/02/2017
  9. Six-point penalty and 200 fine for anyone caught using their phone whilst driving. southport

    Young drivers risk losing their licence if caught driving whilst using their mobile phone. The warning comes ahead of new ...

    Young drivers risk losing their licence if caught driving whilst using their mobile phone. The warning comes ahead of new legislation taking affect in March 2017 which will mean a six-point penalty and £200 fine for anyone caught using their phone whilst driving. A newly-qualified driver...

    21/02/2017
  10. Trees destroyed after deliberate fire on Formby Squirrel Walk southport

    A large area of the National Trust Squirrel Walk at Formby was set alight by vandals on Saturday night. Many trees were damaged ...

    A large area of the National Trust Squirrel Walk at Formby was set alight by vandals on Saturday night. Many trees were damaged by the fire and several have been felled because they were badly burnt. A spokesperson for the National Trust said "Frustrating morning for rangers continuing...

    21/02/2017
  11. Jo Johnson demands tough penalties on student plagiarism southport

    The government calls for universities to do more to stop students buying custom written essays online. Universities ...

    The government calls for universities to do more to stop students buying custom written essays online. Universities Minister Jo Johnson is today (Tuesday 21 February) calling on university and student bodies to do more to deal with the spread of ‘essay mills’ - websites which provide custom...

    21/02/2017
  12. Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Liverpool Empire southport

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the award winning musical comedy "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Liverpool Empire ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the award winning musical comedy "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Liverpool Empire last night. The show staring Michelle Collins from Eastenders and Coronation Street and Joanne Clifton from Strictly runs until Saturday. Joanne Clifton is a...

    21/02/2017
  13. Meols Ward Advice southport

    Meols Ward Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton will be holding their next Advice Centre on Thursday 23rd February. ...

    Meols Ward Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton will be holding their next Advice Centre on Thursday 23rd February. They will be available from 10.30am-11.30am at BoxTree Kitchen for Queenscourt café, Manor Road/Cambridge Road roundabout to assist residents with any local issues,...

    21/02/2017
  14. Serious assault Grundy Close Southport southport

    Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously injured in Southport on Saturday 18 February. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously injured in Southport on Saturday 18 February. Officers were called to Southport hospital at around 2.15am following a report that a woman had been taken to hospital with serious head injuries. Her condition is described as...

    20/02/2017
  15. Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because of Listeria southport

    Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the product. Product ...

    Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the product. Product details Product: Ready to Eat Peppered Beef Slices Pack size: 150g ‘Use By’ date: 21 February 2017 No other Morrisons products are known to be affected. Risk The...

    20/02/2017
  16. Lancashire working together to help homeless young people southport

    New arrangements to support young homeless people in Lancashire will be launched at an event in Leyland this week. A joint ...

    New arrangements to support young homeless people in Lancashire will be launched at an event in Leyland this week. A joint protocol, which will be adopted at the event at the Civic Centre on Friday, 24 February, outlines the commitments and responsibilities expected of all professionals working...

    20/02/2017
  17. CMA secures better deal for cloud storage users southport

    Amazon, Apple and Microsoft have committed to providing cloud storage users with fairer contracts, following action by the CMA. ...

    Amazon, Apple and Microsoft have committed to providing cloud storage users with fairer contracts, following action by the CMA. The 3 companies are the latest cloud storage providers to improve their terms and conditions following the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) review of...

    20/02/2017
  18. Council CCTV star gazing. southport

    Instead of monitoring the crime and anti social behavior the Councils CCTV system is busy gazing at the stars. The camera located ...

    Instead of monitoring the crime and anti social behavior the Councils CCTV system is busy gazing at the stars. The camera located at the junction of Hill Street and Lord Street was pictured during the night pointing towards the stars. One local resident said "with so much crime in the resort is...

    20/02/2017
  19. Skimming Pebbles' at Formby Library southport

    The next in the series of monthly talks at Formby Library will see local poet, Shirley Tomlinson, reading from her latest book ...

    The next in the series of monthly talks at Formby Library will see local poet, Shirley Tomlinson, reading from her latest book “Skimming Pebbles”. Come and enjoy an afternoon with the award winning poet as she reads her poems of warmth and wit and explains what inspires her to write. The...

    20/02/2017
  20. When it comes to fly-tipping, it's a #CrimeNotToCare southport

    Keep Britain Tidy.Public research shows a staggering lack of understanding about people's role in preventing fly-tipping. More ...

    Keep Britain Tidy.Public research shows a staggering lack of understanding about people's role in preventing fly-tipping. More than a third thought it was OK to do things that are actually classed as fly-tipping, such as leaving something outside because 'someone else might be able to use it.' ...

    20/02/2017
  21. Preece Plans For Chester On Saturday At Merseyrail Community Stadium southport

    Andy Preece is looking to build on the positives of the Ports away point at Woking as he prepares for Saturdays home clash ...

    Andy Preece is looking to build on the positives of the Port’s away point at Woking as he prepares for Saturday’s home clash with north west rivals Chester City. Preece has three morning training sessions this week at the JMO Sports Park. A great atmosphere is anticipated on Saturday at the...

    20/02/2017
  22. Track Renewal phase 2 - Update southport

    Merseyrail has thanked Wirral line passengers travelling for their patience during the first week of phase 2 of the track renewal ...

    Merseyrail has thanked Wirral line passengers travelling for their patience during the first week of phase 2 of the track renewal work, which has seen trains running in and out of James Street, but with only one platform in use. Passengers were advised to leave longer for their journeys to allow...

    20/02/2017
  23. Search engines and creative industries sign anti-piracy agreement southport

    The IPO has helped broker an agreement to help search engines and creative industries work together to stop consumers being led to ...

    The IPO has helped broker an agreement to help search engines and creative industries work together to stop consumers being led to copyright infringing websites. The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has helped broker a landmark agreement which will see search engines and the creative...

    20/02/2017
  24. A.V.I.S. in Alma Road southport

    Abandoned Van In Southport (AVIS). A red Vauxhall Combo van has been abandoned in Alma Road.The van is taxed and insured. A ...

    Abandoned Van In Southport (AVIS). A red Vauxhall Combo van has been abandoned in Alma Road.The van is taxed and insured. A local resident said that it has been there for over a week and has had several parking tickets which have now been removed.

    19/02/2017
  25. Ormskirk and district snooker league results southport

    This week saw a break in league action in both Divisions as our new innovation continued as this particular week was set aside ...

    This week saw a break in league action in both Divisions as our new innovation continued as this particular week was set aside for matches played in the Le Rose Cup 2nd Round. It saw just three matches played to reduce the number of teams to eight for the quarter-finals. Le Rose Cup 2nd...

    19/02/2017
  26. Woking 0 Southport 0 southport

    After other results go against them Southport slip deeper into trouble with goalless draw at Woking. Woking 1Poke 2Caprice ...

    After other results go against them Southport slip deeper into trouble with goalless draw at Woking. Woking 1Poke 2Caprice 3Thomas 14Saraiva 6YakubuSubstituted forHallat 81'minutes 4Jones 8Murtagh

    18/02/2017
  27. Third time lucky to extinguish bin fire southport

    First the man from the pub poured water on the blazing bin on Lord Street then the Police arrived and had a go and it still ...

    First the man from the pub poured water on the blazing bin on Lord Street then the Police arrived and had a go and it still refused to go out. Eventually the fire brigade arrived on did the job properly. Police turn up...

    18/02/2017
  28. RTC Promenade Southport-Video southport

    The emergency services were called to the Promenade Southport this morning after two vehicles collided at the junction of Marine ...

    The emergency services were called to the Promenade Southport this morning after two vehicles collided at the junction of Marine Parade . There were no serious injuries and the Fire Brigade removed the vehicles. All...

    18/02/2017
  29. PM plans to transform the way we tackle domestic violence and abuse southport

    Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans for a major programme of work leading towards bringing forward a Domestic Violence and ...

    Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans for a major programme of work leading towards bringing forward a Domestic Violence and Abuse Act. Theresa May has today announced plans to transform the way we think about and tackle domestic violence and abuse – one of the most widespread and...

    18/02/2017
  30. It all stacks up for Aldi in 'booming Burscough' southport

    Aldi's impressive new Burscough store opens bright and early on Thursday. Mayor Liz Savage will be doing the honours to kick ...

    Aldi's impressive new Burscough store opens bright and early on Thursday. Mayor Liz Savage will be doing the honours to kick off the grand opening weekend to celebrate the opening; a number of special buys are specially reduced for the occasion. There will be lots of bargains not to be...

    18/02/2017
  31. HMRC and National Trading Standards agree to share information on estate agencies southport

    New procedures will streamline co-operation and ease the flow of information. HMRC and the National Trading Standards Estate ...

    New procedures will streamline co-operation and ease the flow of information. HMRC and the National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team have agreed new procedures for using existing legal gateways, which will enhance and ease the current flow of information on estate agency businesses between...

    18/02/2017
  32. 16 drivers issued with Traffic Offence Reports at Switch Island southport

    Officers from Merseyside Police have been targeting motorists at Switch Island. The Operations Bikes have been at Switch Island ...

    Officers from Merseyside Police have been targeting motorists at Switch Island. The Operations Bikes have been at Switch Island looking for drivers jumping red lights, a cause of collisions at the location, 16 TOR issued.

    18/02/2017
  33. Lifeboat in search for vehicle seen driving towards the sea southport

    Whilst at the station for weekly training, the Southport Quads were tasked by Holyhead Coastguard to investigate reports of a ...

    Whilst at the station for weekly training, the Southport Quads were tasked by Holyhead Coastguard to investigate reports of a vehicle seen driving towards the water on Formby Beach. The Quad team searched the entire beach from Weld Road down to the River Alt, only coming across fresh...

    18/02/2017
  34. Young couple missing from home southport

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a man and woman. Jack Stewart, 19 years, and Katy OBrien, 18 ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a man and woman. Jack Stewart, 19 years, and Katy O’Brien, 18 years were last seen travelling on a train from St Helens to Blackpool on Sunday 12 February at 9.30am. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate them since.

    18/02/2017
  35. Low pay rip-off in care must stop says councillor southport

    A local Care spokseperson Councillor Tony Dawson is calling upon local care agencies to review their procedures after a major HMRC ...

    A local Care spokseperson Councillor Tony Dawson is calling upon local care agencies to review their procedures after a major HMRC decision has highlighted companies who are paying less than the less than the minimum wage The major retailer has been fined £1.5 million by HMRC after asking staff...

    18/02/2017
  36. Planned road works in the North West southport

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 17 February and ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 17 February and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as...

    18/02/2017

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