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Southport Air Show: First night cancelled due to 'adverse weather conditions'

Southport Air Show 2016 Credit: Southport Air Show 2016

Due to adverse weather conditions forecast for this evening, the first night of Southport Air Show 2016, that was scheduled to go ahead tonight has been cancelled.

Saturday and Sunday will go ahead as planned.

A statement on the website read:

It is still our anniversary and our pilots still want to give us a great weekend! Participating aircraft are situated in Blackpool and Liverpool for this evenings show and crosswinds won’t allow aircraft to take off.

It is with regret that we have made this decision but I am sure you all understand that the safety of our pilots is paramount. Tickets that have been purchased for this event can be used at either Saturday or Sunday’s show.

– Southport Air Show

People who wish to get a refund or just want more information about the weekend's events, go here.

Ladies Day arrives at Southport Flower Show - Kerrie has the weather advice

Southport Flower Show. Credit: ITV News.

Southport Flower Show continues today with Ladies Day.

Thousands of people expected to enjoy all the flora and fauna that Victoria Park can offer.

The event is sold out and all proceeds with go to the charity Community Link Southport.

The show started yesterday and continues until Saturday.

Granada weather presenter Kerrie Gosney says visitors would be wise to take a brolly today as it's likely to rain and there will be a few blustery winds.


Ainsley Harriott opens Southport Flower Show

Celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott opened the event Credit: ITV Granada

The Southport Flower Show has been opened by celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott this morning. Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the annual event at the resort's Victoria Park. It's being billed as the largest independent flower show in the country.

Ainsley, of Ready, Steady, Cook fame, is one of Britain's best-known cooks after a glittering 25-year TV career.

He'll be performing two cookery demonstrations in the Food Village.

There will also be special guests, TV gardening expert Carol Klein and beauty queen Elizabeth Grant, the newly crowned Miss England.

Ainsley spoke to Paul Crone.

Watch: Murderer Quy could soon be back on the streets

Mitchell Quy murdered his wife Lynsey before hiding her body at an amusement park in Southport.

He spent 18 months protesting his innocence, even going as far as to claim his wife had left him for another man.

Now Lynsey Quy's father has been sent a letter saying his daughter's killer could soon be back on the streets.

In his only television interview, Peter WiIlson spoke to our correspondent Ann O'Connor.

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