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(Placename) a town and resort in NW England, in Sefton unitary authority, Merseyside on the Irish Sea. Pop: 91 404 (2001)
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(ˈsaʊθˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt)

a seaport in Merseyside, in W England: resort. 89,745.
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'By a slip from THE SOUTHPORT TELEGRAPH, Wisconsin, we learn that the Hon.
They will gather for three days of fun between September 6 to 8 at Southport's golden sands.
SOUTHPORT Conservatives say they are sick of the town being a 'cash cow for Bootle.'.
THE Southport Flower Show returns this summer, from August 16 to 19, and has more on offer than ever before.
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JOHN MACLACHLAN, a school rugby and soccer player and the son of a former well-known golf professional in Southport, has become the new captain at Southport and Ainsdale.
Cary, NC, September 10, 2011 --( Chris Wallace, vice president of sales and marketing at Southport Graphics (, a digital printing company, has announced the move of their offices and production facilities to 210 James Jackson Ave.
It saddened me that I couldn't think of an alternative for kids growing up today - until a recent trip to Southport.
WE British have always had a fascination and a love affair with classic sea side resorts like Southport. Ever since the Victorians 'took the air' and promenaded in their finery along the pier, holidaymakers have flocked to Southport to enjoy its charms and bracing sea air.
FOUR goals in 14 minutes ended Stafford Rangers' fourgame unbeaten run away to bottom of the table Southport.
The Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point (MOTSU), relinquished possession of historic Fort Johnston at the mouth of the Cape Fear River to the City of Southport on September 8, 2006 after the federal government formally conveyed the property to its new owner.