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Issue:- Saturday, 10 October 2015

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Southport British Musical Fireworks Championships (BMFC) 2015 - Photos
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THE British Musical Firework Championships once again took place on Victoria Park, Southport, over 2nd to 4 October 2015. Set to music, all the teams delivered amazing shows, synchronised perfectly to the tunes they selected. Still photos just do not give justice to the event, so we have uploaded videos of highlights to our Facebook Page.

Sadly Friday Night's displays were hampered by the mist that had rolled in off the sea. But on Saturday and Sunday the weather was just right, giving the teams perfect conditions to show off their pyrotechnic wizardry.

Smart Pyrotechnics and The Fireworkers led off the event on Friday night. Saturday night's displays were by Fantastic Fireworks, Midnight Storm Fireworks and SelStar Fireworks, and, rounding of the event on Sunday, Brightfire Pyrotechnics and F1 Pyrotechnics gave their displays.

This was 1 of the closest competitions to date. Simon Smithies, who was the compere for all three nights, stated:- "I have been covering this event for so many years now I have lost count, but this was 1 of the best British Musical Fireworks Championships I have ever seen. This event just keeps producing surprises. I would have hated to be one of the judges this time... they are all so good!"

We can tell you that the overall winner was F1 Pyrotechnics, with 2nd Place being given to Brightfire Pyrotechnics, and 3rd Place being awarded to Midnight Storm Fireworks.

The result of the public vote will not be announced until voting closes on Monday, 10 October 2015. Results will be displayed on:- VisitSouthport.Com. We will also tell you the results on our Twitter feed and on our Facebook Pages, as well as in our next edition.

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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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Murder investigation started after on-duty Police Officer, Constable Dave Phillips, is killed

MERSEYSIDE Police have been left in shock after... Click on here to find out more.

Can you help find the next of kin of Brian Lee
Karen Potter Craven Minor JFL
Charity looking for locations and funding to place Defibrillators
Rising costs fail to dampen North West SME growth plans
Foster homes in Merseyside urgently sought for sanctuary seeking children and young people
Revitalise Award goes to Warrington woman
Professor Green meets his match in Liverpool
Cliff Richard The 75th Birthday Tour, Liverpool
Charity to Hold Annual Fashion Show in Support of World Mental Health Day
Schools 'need a moral purpose beyond exam results'
1 month countdown to Poppies arrival
Still Time To Join The Southport Leisure Leagues
Oh, Whistle… A Tale of Nocturnal Terror at The Atkinson
Designs for major new cancer hospital to go on show
British Musical Firework Championships (BMFC) 2015 photos
Julia Donaldson's New Book is adapted for the Stage
Double success for Merseytravel at National Transport Awards
Charity Bowls Match at Crosby Pub
Ambulance Staff honoured at Long Service Awards
Liverpool based MyCSP recruits 5 more apprentices
Britain's Got Talent heading to Liverpool for 10th series and it needs you!
Empty home owners urged to bring properties back into use
1st Formby set for 1 amazing blast of a night!
Edge Hill project tackles stigma of mental illness and suicide in India

BTP encourage public to do their level best in week of action at crossings

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Heads up - Fox and Goose Halloween Party "Dusk Till Dawn Special"

WE are pleased to announce that Southport's Fox and Goose will be holding an amazing event this Halloween. If you come in costume before 11pm, you will be entered in to the 'Best Costume Competition', and if you win, you will get £66.60 in cash! 2nd place will get £20 and 3rd place will get a bottle of Champaign, to toast the night away! The night will have the fantastic Road Hog band playing live, from 10.30 to the early hours! Face Painting will be on offer (if time allows), along with many other fantastic things to do. Next week we will be offering our readers a chance to win 2 tickets to this event and bringing you lots more news about what will be one frighteningly good night!


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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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