Our reporter Victoria Grimes has been to meet local business owners in Southport ahead of the Golf Open Championship this weekend.
156 golfers will battle it out in this year's Open at Royal Birkdale, Southport. Among them is a young man from Sale in Cheshire. Back in 2004 we spent the day filming with 8-year-old Haydn McCullen. His dream back then was just to play in the Open.
Tomorrow, just short of his 21st birthday, that dream will come true.
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Hometown hero Tommy Fleetwood insists the spotlight will not affect him at Royal Birkdale.Read the full story ›
There are some people who walk from Land's End to John O 'Groats for charity. Others run marathons to raise money.
Southport wheelright Phill Gregson and his wife Emily are about to embark on a thousand mile journey from the Mersey to the Mediterranean... in a horse and cart.
They're raising money for three charities after they lost their baby daughter to a rare disease.
You can find out more about Phill and Emily's charity challenge at worldwidewheelwright.com/elsies-journey
Police have released CCTV images of a man following an attempted robbery at a jewellery shop in Southport on Saturday 13th MayRead the full story ›
Merseyside Police were called today on Monday 29th May, to reports that a body had been found in a lake in SouthportRead the full story ›
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has revealed that its computer systems are back to normal after Friday's cyber-attack.
The Trust runs Ormskirk and District General Hospital, Southport and Formby District General Hospital and provides healthcare in the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.
Therese Patten, Chief Operating Officer, said:
The Trust staff have been working tirelessly to return computer systems and clinical services back to normal since Friday’s cyber-attack on the NHS.
We reduced the number of planned services earlier in the week to ensure we continued to provide safe care for our patients.
From tomorrow all our services are returning to normal and patients with appointments should now attend as usual. There may, however, be some delays in clinics and we apologise in advance for these.
We will be in contact with patients whose appointments were stood down and, again, our apologies for the disruption caused to your care which was beyond our control.
Southport Lib Dem MP John Pugh won't contest the snap general election
CONFIRMED: John Pugh, Lib Dem MP for Southport, to stand down. His 2015 victory was remarkable, hanging on where 49 other Lib Dems couldn't.
The man took their three iPhones and rode away on a small grey and black BMX style bike onto Linaker Street.Read the full story ›
A new heart scan which enables doctors to diagnose coronary heart disease without the need for invasive tests has been hailed a success.
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital have been trialling the new technology which creates a 3D simulation of the heart so that doctors can see if any arteries are blocked.
For John Roberts from Southport, its transformed his life.
Some months ago he was told some of his arteries were 90 percent blocked but now he's getting ready to run a half marathon. Our correspondent Amy Welch has been to meet him.
- For more information on John's fundraising campaign visit his JustGiving page.