Council Plans Ambitious Proposals For Southport’s Future

September 29th, 2016 in News

Council Plans Ambitious Proposals For Southport’s Future In a bid to transform both Southport and Bootle, two brand new frameworks are set to be discussed by Sefton Council’s Cabinet. The proposals aim to re-imagine the two towns and help stimulate investment in line with the feedback from the recent Imagine Sefton 2030 consultation and engagement; creating… Read more »


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Southport train station gets on board for annual music competition

September 29th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Southport train station gets on board for annual music competition  Local musicians from Southport are being invited to take part in the annual Merseyrail Sound Station music competition. The competition, which is celebrating its 4th anniversary this year, is a unique collaboration between Merseyrail and renowned music magazine Bido Lito! The competition encourages local, undiscovered musicians to film… Read more »


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Happy 3rd Birthday Southport’s Man Barbers!

September 29th, 2016 in News

Happy 3rd Birthday Southport’s Man Barbers! Man Barbers based on London Street in Southport town centre celebrates it’s 3rd year in business this October! Hot Towel Shaves by fully trained & experienced barber David Gibbons are usually very reasonably priced at £12 but all this month they are just £10 in celebration of our 3rd… Read more »


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£3,000 worth of Smack found at Southport flats

September 29th, 2016 in News

£3,000 worth of Smack found at Southport flats Merseyside Police can confirm that a search was completed today, Thursday 29 September, at an address in Talbot Street, Southport after the premises were closed due to the granting of closure order. During the search officers found a quantity of what they believe to be heroin hidden… Read more »


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Dash cam footage appeal following Burscough collision

September 29th, 2016 in News

Dash cam footage appeal following Burscough collision Officers investigating a collision in Burscough which left a 14-year-old girl with serious injuries are appealing to anyone who may have dash cam footage to come forward. The collision happened at around 3.45pm on Wednesday, September 21 on the A59 Moss Lane when the girl was involved in… Read more »


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Chinese banquet raises thousands for local cancer research

September 29th, 2016 in News

Generous foodies have helped raise £2,900 for local charity North West Cancer Research at a Chinese banquet fundraiser. 85 people attended the sold out event at Ho Lee Chows restaurant in Southport to raise money for the region’s biggest funder of cancer research projects, North West Cancer Research. Organised by the Southport fundraising group of… Read more »


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Southport Spar Supermarket Roe Lane Now Open

September 29th, 2016 in News

Southport Spar Supermarket Roe Lane Now Open The new store, on the site of the former Duerdens car showroom, is now officially open – Thursday, September 29. On Wednesday evening guests were invited to sample the local fresh produce on offer and take a look around the Roe Lane store. Spar Roe Lane will be open… Read more »


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Pandora Southport Closing down sale

September 29th, 2016 in News

Pandora on Lord Street, Southport is having a closing down sale as they are opening a new location on Chapel Street and are offering 25% off all shop stock. While Stocks last. There are only 6 days left to go on the sale. PANDORA SOUTHPORT 439-441 LORD STREET SOUTHPORT PR9 0AQ Terms & Conditions apply…. Read more »


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McMillan Coffee Morning

September 29th, 2016 in News

Attention all cake lovers – Please join for a McMillan coffee morning on Saturday, October 1, 10.30 – 11.45pm at St Patricks church, Marshside Road, Southport. It’s a great opportunity to eat cake and support this worthwhile cause. Cake certainly tastes better together –  so please come along and help make it a great success.   … Read more »


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Madison Mook-Hawkes found safe and well

September 29th, 2016 in News

Photo: Madison Mook-Hawkes(12) is missing from home UPDATE: Madison Mook-Hawkes who went missing in the early hours of this morning has been found safe and well. Madison Mook-Hawkes was found by Police officers and relatives at 2.15pm this afternoon. Madison was found near Stanley High School. On Facebook her Mum said: “Madison has been found… Read more »


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Southport pro dart player spared Jail

September 29th, 2016 in News

Photo: Lee Hayes Southport pro dart player spared Jail Lee Hayes, 41, from Southport  appeared at Preston Crown Court to be sentenced after he was charged with perverting the course of justice last year. Hayes was sentenced to 18months, which was suspended for two years. Undertake eighty hours community work, twenty hours rehabilitation. Lee ‘The… Read more »


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Driver ploughs into parked cars in Southport

September 29th, 2016 in News

Driver ploughs into parked cars in Southport A motorist smashed into a parked car along Scarisbrick New Road, Southport at around 5.30pm, Wednesday 28 September 2016. Witnesses at the scene reported that the VW Golf was traveling at around 50mph when he ran into a parked car. Members of the public helped clear the scene…. Read more »


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Parents awareness event to take place in Southport for mental health support

September 28th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Parents awareness to take place in Southport for mental health support Southport parent Danielle and mum of two small children has organised an event to raise awareness of mental health support around southport for parents to be, parents and parents with angels. Dani said: “After the birth of my two children I suffered from postnatal… Read more »


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Three Cheers for Southport Restaurateur as part of the this year’s Comedy Festival

September 28th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Three Cheers for Southport Restaurateur at part of the this year’s Comedy Festival Trattoria 51 has joined forces with Big Comedy for the third year running as part of the upcoming Southport Comedy Festival. Local restaurateur Attilio Sergi is set to host and perform an evening of stand-up in front of a live audience at… Read more »


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Fire officers give advice to 165 Merseyside traders during Business Safety Week

September 28th, 2016 in News

Fire protection and prevention officers and firefighters from Merseyside Fire & Rescue (MFRS) visited approximately 165 businesses in diverse communities across Merseyside during Business Safety Week 2016 from September 5-11 2016. Specialist fire officers gave arson prevention advice to traders about how they can protect their businesses from deliberate fires and offered guidance on their… Read more »


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Southport Recycling Centre set to switch to winter opening hours

September 28th, 2016 in News

Southport Recycling Centre set to switch to winter opening hoursPosted 26 September 2016 Merseyside’s Recycling Centres are set to switch to their shorter winter opening hours. From this Saturday 1st October the Centres will be open from 8.00am until 5.00pm* – changing from the summer hours of 8.00am to 8.00pm. Carl Beer, Chief Executive of… Read more »


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Sefton Council Launches Ryder Cup Inspired Competition

September 28th, 2016 in News, Sports

Sefton Council Launches Ryder Cup Inspired Competition Avid golfers can bag themselves a life time gym membership if they can avoid a bunker or bogie and ace a hole in one during the Ryder Cup. There may have only ever been six professionals to hit the ultimate shot at the biennial European, American showdown, with the… Read more »


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58 drivers caught for motoring offences in Ormskirk

September 28th, 2016 in News

58 drivers caught for motoring offences in Ormskirk  Following Tuesday’s (27 September) combined effort of Lancashire’s community road watch team and the local Neighbourhood Policing Team in the speed awareness event, these statistics were gathered: Site: Asmall Lane / Cottage Lane (20mph) Throughput: 290 Offences: 15 Speed: 10 Fastest Speed: 34 Seat Belts: 5 Mobiles: 0… Read more »


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UPDATE: Two 11-year-old Girls Missing in Southport found Safe and Well

September 27th, 2016 in News

Photo: Missing Charley lees UPDATE: Two 11-year-old Girls Missing in Southport found Safe and Well Two 11 year old girls were located on Bispham Rd by a police patrol at 1:20am this morning, following a sighting by a member of the public. — MerPol Southport (@MerPolSouthport) September 28, 2016 Two 11-year-old Girls Missing in Southport  Two… Read more »


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‘Secret Southport Policeman’ Claim Prompts Call For Enquiry

September 27th, 2016 in News

‘Secret Southport Policeman’ Claim Prompts Call For Enquiry  Claims made by Councillor David Barton at last Wednesday’s (21st September) Southport Area Committee that an unnamed officer from Merseyside Police sanctioned his plans for a ‘private army’ to patrol the streets of Southport has prompted a senior Lib Dem councillor to call for an inquiry. Birkdale… Read more »


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McGuire Estate Agents Sponsor Southport’s Hesketh Colts U8’s

September 27th, 2016 in News

Photo: Gavin McGuire is the proud sponsor of the Hesketh Colts McGuire Estate Agents & McGuire Removals Sponsor Hesketh Colts U8’s for undisclosed fee on a 2 year deal 🏆. The team is pictured alongside company director Gavin Mcguire. Manager Phil Ainsworth Told OTSNews.co.uk “On behalf of all the team and parents we would like to thank Gavin for kindly… Read more »


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Southport’s Matthew Rycraft Wins Round 2 of Wedding of the year 2016!

September 27th, 2016 in News

Wedding of the Year I can’t thank everyone enough, in how fantastic I feel that my lovely couple, Alex and Mike have won Round 2 Wedding of the Year in Your Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding Magazine. Just the finals to go! Needless to say, Alex and Mike are over the moon having won. Being their Liverpool wedding… Read more »


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CCTV Appeal: Bag snatch Southport

September 27th, 2016 in News

Do you recognise these two young bag snatchers? CCTV Appeal: Bag snatch Southport Shortly after 1am this morning (Tuesday 27 September), two males were caught on CCTV running off with a woman’s bag as she put it down to lock a door on Wesley Street Southport. The two males believed to be there late teens… Read more »


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Southport Pleasureland require additional Ride Operators

September 27th, 2016 in News

Southport Pleasureland require additional Ride Operators Southport Pleasureland are gearing up for their Happy Halloween season and to make things go with a spooky swing, they are looking for additional Ride Operators. The park is open every weekend throughout October plus all of the half term week (from 22nd October). Their final day is Saturday… Read more »


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Southport Nurse Catrina’s vocation to care

September 27th, 2016 in News

Nurse Catrina’s vocation to care As a NHS trust continues its recruitment drive, one of its nurses has become one of the UK’s youngest senior sisters. Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust stages its next nurse recruitment event on Monday 10 October. The Trust hopes to employ top class nurses like Catrina Dickens.  At 24… Read more »


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