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Issue:- Thursday, 15 September 2016

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Southport Air Show 2016 Extravaganza

BETWEEN the 2 World Wars, during the 20th Century, air shows became extremely popular, and on occasions very daring. Now in the 21st Century, we might not have space craft flying in formation, but who needs them when you have the Euro Fighter's deafening roar... The Southport Air Show is a fantastic continuation to those earlier intrepid airmen’s displays from the early days of aviation shows. The Southport Air Show now offers aviation enthusiast 1 of the UK’s best air displays, thanks to a stunning assortment of aircraft.

Sadly this year, someone did not pass the note on to the weatherman that it was the events 25th Anniversary and that it was to host the first night flight display. The result was Friday night’s much anticipated night flight had to be cancelled, but the rest of the event still went ahead. Annoyingly bad weather over Friday night meant the light aircraft could not land as planned throughout the show. The only aircraft to land and take off over the weekend, on the beach, where the Red Arrow's Squirrel, Eurocopter and the Tigers Free Fall Team's Bell Jetranger. That small issue was quickly made up for by the brilliant aerobatics taking place in the sky above, on both the Saturday and the Sunday. That is not forgetting to mention the many other attractions on offer, on the ground. These attractions incorporated what could have been the most popular highlight for many visitors, of all ages, a chance to drive a mini-tank on the beach!

For aviation fans, highlights included watching both the P-40M Kittyhawk and the Royal Navy Historic Flight's Fairy Swordfish fly, parachute jumps by the Tigers, the Blades, along with watching a local stunt pilot, Peter Davies, in his autogyro, a RotorSport Calidus, designed and produced by AutoGyro GmbH of Hildesheim. We have to say that all the pilots, including the local model aircraft pilots kept many of the spectators spellbound.

In short… The crowds appeared to have been enthralled by the commentators and of course by the parachutists along with the very well planned aerial performances made by both the military and civilian pilots.

An inordinate amount of planning and practice has to be done behind the scenes each year to deliver this amazing show, so we would like to say a big well done to all who took part.  All of you who where involved with the running of this event are a credit to the area. We just hope our photographic coverage pays justice to what was a fantastic event.

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Tickets for the 2017 event will go on sale early next year and what is planned will make it the most exciting and amazing aviation event in the North West for 2017!


B.O.A. 70th Anniversary DVD

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'The Painful Untruth' on display in a Southport Art Gallery

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Know your (blood pressure) numbers
Request for information following assault on Mildmay Road, Bootle
1 IN 10 online shoppers abandon their shopping basket because they get cold feet
Merseyside Police get new handheld devices
Police Officer Stabbed in Arrest
£20m programme to improve health in the North
MP raises awareness of avoiding alcohol in pregnancy
Grand finale concert for The Jam exhibition
Royal recognised for work in community
Assault at Sacrebleu Bar and Coffee Lounge, Southport
Trust 1st in country to sign up to Dying to Work charter
1.3m businesses welcome digital Tax reprieve, says local specialist
Maghull blind veteran urges other veterans to seek free support this National Eye Health Week
Merseyside Netball Team reaches new heights
Police Chiefs pay tribute to equality advisor and trans advocate Penny Bassi
No more Tax Credit suspensions until Concentrix delays cleared, campaigners urge
R Charity launch Pink Parties for Breast Cancer
Liverpool Life Sciences Accelerator tops out!
Safety Collaborative reduces the pressure
Midwives and NCT team up to host Baby Day 2016
Public’s help needed to catch illegal dumpers
Fusion Festival 2016
Wizz Air to launch another new service from LJLA
Arrest made after Firearms discharged in Bootle
25th Southport Air Show - Photographic Coverage - Part 1

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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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