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Issue:-  03 October 2014

As you might already know, we are developing new services so to help us we are moved the day that our editions are released have temporarily on.  For a few weeks, all editions have been moving to Friday release, but deadline for news item submission will remain the same.

British Musical Fireworks Championships 2014
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THE amazing pyrotechnic wizardry  of the UK's best Firework Display teams are battling it out in Southport this weekend (3 October to 5 October 2014) to get the 2014 title. Friday Night's display was a blast, with people coming from all over the UK and event further to see what is an outstanding show.  Full coverage in next weeks edition.  This shot above is just one of the many shot we have snapped on Friday Night....  If you are going or taking part, please do let us know via Twitter #SouthportReport or send an email to us and let us know what you think of this years show.

Accident at Southport Fire Station

A sensor problem is thought to have coursed a Fire Engine to colliding with a roller shutter door, at the brand new Southport Community Fire Station that has was only opened in October 2014! We have been told that the crew at the time were responding to a 999 call when the accident happened. The new station is 1 of 7 new stations that included Formby Community Fire Station and Bootle and Netherton Community Fire Station, that all use the same type of doors. The Stations are all part of a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project, which once finished, will see a total of 16 new fire stations being built. This building project is in collaboration between Merseyside Fire and Rescue Services and Cumbria and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Services. When we got to the station, workers had started to fix the door, on one of its 6 fast response vehicle bays, that it shares with the North West Ambulance Service. we understand that the door problem is being looked into. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Services has only confirmed to us that a:- "collision with a door" had taken place at the station.

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HMRC seeks tomorrow's top tax talent
"Look! It's simple... Use railway crossings safely!" say Police
Extreme Stunt Show Live
Karen Potter Craven Minor JFL
Merseyside jobs fair helps long term unemployed into work
A walking tour with a big difference!
Dates set for library consultation meetings
Flight attendant jailed for smuggling cigs
Sefton residents urged to write a Will
A UK First – Merseyside's Revolutionary New Learning and Community Hub opens its doors!
Winter Survival Campaign Launched
Freedom of the City fit for a Royle
Staff rate local cancer hospital amongst the best in the country
Former accountant launches care franchise in Merseyside
Highlighting the pain of facial neuralgia
Southport Lifeboat Crew visit The Atkinson to see the Newly Restored Historic Lifeboat Disaster Artwork
New multi million Pound Arts School for Liverpool
Southport Air show 2014 - Part 2
West Lancashire Light Railway Annual Late Season Gala Update



THE TV production company Renegade Pictures are looking for people to take part in a new show that will be used by the BBC. They are asking our readers:- "Do you or your partner want to take on the challenge of weight loss together?" They are also asking:- "Do you need help finding the motivation to complete your fitness goals?" Lastly:- "Would you both like to receive expert advice on how to change your weight and improve your life?" If the reply is yes and you want to be on TV, well get in contact now. For more information and also to apply, email your contact information and also a bit about yourself to:-, with the subject/email header:- "I want to take part in a TV show - COUPLES WHO WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT"





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B.O.A. 70th Anniversary DVD

Click on to buy now...THE video footage we have taken at the 70th BOA events this year in Liverpool has now been fully edited is available to buy, on a DVD, from our Online Shop, on Mersey Reporter very soon.  For each DVD sold, £3.00 will go to the Liverpool's Lord Mayor's Charity Appeal. (Registered Charity No. 229539)  At this stage we can only do UK postage options, but if you are outside the UK, you can still order copies, but only via emailing our newsroom at:- with your FULL address and we will get back to you with a postage cost and a payment link, should you wish to continue.

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