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Issue:- Saturday, 31 October 2015

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What a Blast at Southport Pleasureland's "Boo For You"
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SPOOKPORT'S main 'Happy Halloween' event of 2015 has been at Southport Pleasureland, whose October motto has been:- "Where people get spooked!!!" The "Boo For You" event started on 24 October 2015 with a fantastic, free firework display that illuminated the theme park, with an eerie glow. Lots of the rides in the park had operators dressed in costumes, and other workers also walked around in interesting attire... Plus pumpkins were all over the place, most with faces painted on them... That's not forgetting the bones, graves and other strange things in and around the Park. This is such a fantastic thing to see, as only a few years ago, Southport had lost this attraction, for what was thought back then as forever. The venue was originally operated from 1913 to 2006 under the ownership of the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Company, but in 2007 Norman Wallis took over. The former company left the site in a very bad way and since then Norman has been steadily re-building the Amusement Park.

This event was the latest of many things Norman has been doing to attract visitors to the Park and tourists to Southport as well. Watching families and kids of all ages at the opening night, this "Boo For You" has undoubtedly gone down well. This view has been formed held throughout the week, and has been supported by many comments being passed in and around the Town. However, although Halloween might be finished on 31 October, the fun is not stopping as the venue will bring the Park's year to a close with yet another Free Firework Display on Friday, 6 November 2015. We look forward to see what he delivers in 2016 and if you want heads up, please do visit the Park's website.  To see all the photographs we took at the event and also watch the video footage we shot at it, please click on here now!

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Bonfire Safety Film For Schools Launched

A film has been launched for schools across Merseyside advising children... Click on here to find out more.

Public welcome at Trust board meeting
Follow the Poppy Trail in Liverpool
People with sight loss in Southport invited to attend free online skills session
Shedding light on fake ID's
Arriva Launches Online Lost and Found
Karen Potter Craven Minor JFL
Tennis Charity Serves Up Free Tennis Lessons In Liverpool
New plan for historic Wellington Rooms
Builders wear it Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Post Office Robbery in Meilling
Blossoms 2015 Tour
Liverpool's leading family Halloween event a winner despite the wet and wind
Council to buy company for bin collection service
Lancashire school named as a Star School from Brake’s Giant Walk
Southport Pleasureland's "Boo For You"
Kerryn on his feet walking 3 hours after hip replacement
Greenpeace lifts the lid on John West’s tuna
1st poppy to be planted in Liverpool for centenary of WW1
Encourage walking in mid life to help prevent dementia, diabetes and frailty as we age
Take note, how to say safe and legal this bonfire night
Mayor's Hope Fund grants available
New dates added to exhibition of plans for major new cancer hospital
Giant bonfire and firework display at Southport Pleasureland!
S-park-ling shows!
42nd Annual Southport Model Railway Society Exhibition
Dates set for Liverpool’s 7th Annual Winter Arts Market
Success as Spookport 2015 captures the Town's imaginations - Part 2
Plan to complete Granby Four Streets regeneration
Remember, remember First Aid this November
Get your skates on for new sports hub
Bill Bailey Liverpool Gig Review

Ghostly goings on during Halloween fun at Church Square Shopping Centre

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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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