Getting the better of the bottle

In the small room that she now calls home, 20-year-old Kayleigh Smith* travels back to relive the most horrific and life changing moment of her past. A memory that she actively tries to forget. It was her little sisters second birthday. “I was eight years old and it was my sisters second birthday, you would … Continue reading Getting the better of the bottle

“New Year, new Trinity” says Reverend Garner

Revelations that Holy Trinity Church was added to Heritage England’s ‘at risk’ register took Southport citizens by surprise. Residents were left wondering what this might mean for future of the church. Reporter, Chantelle Heeds finds out more… HOLY Trinity Church has stood tall on the corner of Manchester Road since 1837, becoming an iconic landmark … Continue reading “New Year, new Trinity” says Reverend Garner

Does Manchester’s Northern Vegan Festival attendance indicate a rise in veganism?

THE overwhelming attendance of Manchester's Northern Vegan Festival suggests that veganism is becoming increasingly popular, according to organiser, Roderic Alasdair Haigh Hanson. This year's annual festival took place on Saturday, April 23 and attracted over 4,500 visitors, which is 1,000 more than 2015. Roderic, 50, said that this was without a doubt “the busiest festival … Continue reading Does Manchester’s Northern Vegan Festival attendance indicate a rise in veganism?

“The Bear of Brussels” driving in a new direction

After brushing shoulders with the likes of Elton John, Chris Rea and John McNally, ex professional footballer William Ashcroft went from a life of entertaining thousands, to retiring and becoming a driving instructor in Southport. He discussed his story with Chantelle Heeds… IT has been 29 years since the former Tranmere Rovers footballer, William (or … Continue reading “The Bear of Brussels” driving in a new direction