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Southport’s £50m Town Deal bid revealed

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Sarah Townsend

Proposals for a waterside events centre, business incubator space and a regeneration of Lord Street, the town’s central retail boulevard, are included in a funding submission to the Government to revive the Merseyside coastal town.

Kirkby Cinema

Kirkby cinema poised for go-ahead

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Neil Tague

Plans for a Reel cinema on a former library site are expected to be signed off next week as part of Knowsley Council’s redevelopment of Kirkby town centre.

St Helens Glass Futures

Glass Futures bags further £15m backing

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Neil Tague

The development of a 158,000 sq ft, £54m R&D facility for the glass industry, next to St Helens’ rugby league stadium, has received a major funding boost with £15m committed by central Government.

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Go Surf plots £40m water park for Southport

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Sarah Townsend

A 250-metre beach and surf resort with hotel accommodation, restaurants and a spa is to be developed at the Merseyside coastal town, under a deal struck between Sefton Council and a UK-based leisure provider.