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Southport Lifeboat crews rescue children from drowning at Southport Beach

Southport Lifeboat volunteers saw another busy day yesterday as they dealt with multiple incidents along the Sefton Coast. A spokesman said: “These incidents included three separate children in difficulty in the water, a number of missing person searches, people getting cut off by the incoming tide. “We also removed a number of inflatables that had begun drifting out to sea. […]

McDonalds drive-thru restaurants in Southport and Formby get ready to reopen

McDonald’s drive-thrus in Southport and Formby are due to reopen next week.  The chain today announced that 1,000 more restaurants will reopen for drive-thrus or deliveries under new lockdown friendly measures with a £25 cap on orders. They include stores at Marine Parade, on the seafront in Southport; on Scarisbrick New Road, by Kew Roundabout in Southport; and on Altcar […]

Join Online Comedy Bingo night and raise money for Queenscourt Hospice

A trip to your favourite bingo hall might be out of the question at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the thrill of the game. Why not sign up for an Online Comedy Bingo night this week and help raise some much-needed funds for Queenscourt Hospice? Hosted by Brendan Riley through Zoom, the event, which will […]

Bold Hotel to close Essential Items store after providing food for thousands of families

The Bold Hotel in Southport and their sister business the Eccleston Arms in St Helens have supplied thousands of items of food to key workers and vulnerable people in our communities.  They have even been supported by comedian Johnny Vegas as they delivered essential supplies to those in need.  Now their Essential Items store is coming to an end this […]

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Shopping in Southport? Take a look at some the great places you can visit in our town. Enjoy some superb independents in the town centre, Birkdale, Churchtown, Ainsdale and beyond.

Restaurants & Cafes

You will love eating out in Southport. You can eat around the world with a wide variety to choose from. You can enjoy everything from fine dining to great gastro pubs, cafes, local restaurants, and more.

Bars & Pubs

The Nightlife scene in Southport is thriving. And there are places for all ages and tastes. Party until the small hours, take in our live music scene, sit back with a glass of wine or a real ale, and find pubs and bars serving great food too.


Are you looking for the sharpest minds in local legal, financial, medical, or architectural services? You will find some of the region’s best firms right here in Southport.


Enjoy some of the UK’s biggest and best events. Find latest news on Southport Air Show, Southport Flower Show, Southport Comedy Festival, Southport Christmas Lights Switch On and more.

Top News

Very latest news in Southport is here. Discover what is happening locally, and learn more about the big issues facing our town. This is your website, so please send us your news.


Businesses across town can share their news here. Discover what local firms are doing, and the big issues facing them. Find out just why we should all Shop Local!

Sports & Hobbies

Get out and enjoy the many superb sports we have in our town. Whether you love golf, sailing, football, rugby, cricket or other sports, we have it all. Find all the latest sports news here.


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