Bank closures, birkdale, southport

Three bank closures in the past year leaves Birkdale residents concerned

BARCLAYS announcement of plans to close the Birkdale branch has left residents and business owners worried about the future of the village. Barclays Birkdale branch on Liverpool Road is set to close on June 26, due to the building being unsafe. The small village was once home to five banks, and has seen closures of … Continue reading Three bank closures in the past year leaves Birkdale residents concerned

“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

“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