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Issue:- 16 May 2015

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Public meeting over the Development Strategy for Southport Town Centre

THIS will be a public meeting run by The Federation of Small Businesses Sefton and Ormskirk branch, that will take place on Wednesday, 20 May 2015, at the Old Links Golf Club, Moss Lane, Southport, PR9 7QS. A finger buffet will start the event from 6.30pm and the meeting will start at 7.00pm. The meeting will focus on the development strategy for Southport Town Centre, featuring Sefton Council and Nexus Planning. If you do not know what it is all about, Sefton Council, in partnership with the Southport Business Improvement District, has appointed Nexus Planning to draw up a development strategy for Southport Town Centre. Nexus Planning is to identify the redevelopment options for a number of sites, including Marine Park on Southport's seafront, and Tulketh Street, a commercial site. Nexus aims to establish a strategy conducive to attracting private sector investment into the town, which will be used to guide the activity of the BID over the next 5 years. Nexus Planning will be working on the first draft of the development strategy over the final quarter of 2014, and the 1st quarter of 2015. The strategy, due for delivery by 2030, will look at how Southport can regenerate and grow its visitor economy as a classic resort, including a study of the design, access and investment opportunities in and around Lord Street, the canopied Victorian boulevard which forms the historic heart of the Town.

Formby remembers the end of World War 2

A small service of remembrance took place on Sunday, 10 May 2015, at Our Lady of Compassion Church, Formby, Merseyside, marking the 70th Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe). The event was not as heavily advertised as many of the others have been in the past, but turn out was extremely good and if more people had attended, it would not have been easy to accommodate them, as the larger Church that the Formby Royal British Legion uses is currently undergoing major renovations. The date was picked as it was the closest Sunday to Friday, 8 May, when 70 years before, on that very same day in 1945, a public holiday was held to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces. That was first known as V Day, but generally, over time became it became known as VE Day. After the service those attending went to a reception at Formby Sports and Social Club, Whitehouse Lane, formerly the Royal British Legion Club. At the reception, guests were given food and drink, as the Marshside Brass Band entertained them. We should never as a nation forget the bravery of World War 2 veterans nor those lost during that war, on all sides, in order they we may never repeat the mistakes made again. If you have any memories of the 1st VE Day, please let us know. We would love to hear them and capture them for historical record. Our email is

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Olly Murs Announces 2015 UK Arena Tour With Ella Eyre!

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Merseyside Police are asking for information following shots fired at house in Formby
Relate follows in celeb footsteps with tips for bringing mindfulness to your relationship
The Bridport Prize 2015
Southport In-Toto kitchen studio hosts big brunch for Barnardo's
Experience the future of eyecare at Specsavers in Southport
Spring blooms for Southport retirees
South Liverpool Homes chooses Lovell to build 23 new affordable homes
Nurses at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen hospitals demonstrate their compassionate care
Financial boost for home care providers in Liverpool
Taxi Merger
Royal staff to 'drop from the top' of the Royal for R Charity
Nurse recruitment open day at Southport Hospital
City looks set to 'walk' world record attempt
Young dancers from Merseyside invited to take their first steps towards a life on stage
Police and Crime Commissioner extends Chief Constable's contract
Halfords Southport joins up with Big Bike Revival and offers FREE bike servicing
£1 million awarded to community projects
Police in Sefton crackdown on organised crime
Be Part Of The Carnival With Movema Dance Classes!
Consumers in the North West of England could be in line for compensation after FSCS declares 4 firms in default
Help us identify 2 men following assault in Ormskirk
Firearms recovered in Litherland
Homeless hound with dinosaur marking hoping her chances of find a happy home are not extinct
Bank of England Building on Castle Street Update
Stolen Medication in Litherland
Making friends during Dementia Awareness Week
Merseyside Police support 'Mental Health Awareness Week'
New Liverpool to Newquay Cornwall Airport Service
Witness appeal after bike stolen from Hillside Station, Southport
ChildLine reveals a 200% increase in exam stress counselling last year
Learning while earning could boost North West productivity
Witness appeal after verbal abuse at Liverpool James Street Station
Letters To Editor:- "Reply to Paul letter - RC Cars On The Beach"
'Fantastic' Heather inspires cancer charity walk
Warning HMRC fake emails doing rounds again
'Run with Ben' to Support Boy with Rare Syndrome
Light Nights in Liverpool was a glowing success
Forgetful residents in the North West pay out £41 million each month in unused subscription fees
Freedom of the City for Alder Hey
Festival in memory of Joseph
Formby remembers end of World War 2 - Photos and video
HSBC announces £150 million fund for SME's in Liverpool and Cheshire
Merseytravel launch Baby on Board badges
Lord Street Volunteers do make a difference
Freedom of the City for Alder Hey
New fund making a difference in our communities

Police fly the IDAHO Rainbow Flag in support of the fight to tackle hate crime

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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