MATCH REPORT | Southport 0-1 Chester

February 26th, 2017 in News, Sports

A gritty win at Southport ended Chester’s six-match winless run. The Blues made the early running as Evan Horwood found Tom Shaw with a cute pass and the midfielder struck the post. Most of the first-half efforts were restricted to long range, and Shaw also tested the grip on Magnus Norman’s gloves. It looked like… Read more »


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Speaking about George Drive’s most sacred little Ainsdale woodland…

February 26th, 2017 in News

The elms of George Drive wood and their amazing resistance to disease has been an issue that I have mentioned before and one that was recently highlighted on the Save our Woods Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1716095181991040/ Above: elms and other species are abundant in George Drive woods. I believe that genetic engineering has been tried to… Read more »


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Southport Access for Everyone meeting

February 26th, 2017 in News

The next meeting of Southport Access for Everyone will be held at the Victoria Methodist Church, Sussex Road, Southport PR8 6DG on Monday 27th February at 7 pm. The premises are fully accessible for wheelchair users with adequate car parking facilities. Light refreshments will be served before the meeting commences. This is a free public… Read more »


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Police called to fight in Southport’s ASDA

February 25th, 2017 in News, Uncategorized

Police attended an incident today at Southport’s ASDA Store in C12 Shopping Park, Derby Road. Staff at the store said the incident involved a brief skirmish, involving pushing and shoving between two men. Did you seen anything? Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email ots@otsnews.co.uk Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter  www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it… Read more »


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Karate students kick high for top grades

February 25th, 2017 in News

A group of karate students at Southport Shokotan Karate Club passed their recent grading exams with flying colours!  A spokesperson for the club told OTS News: “we had a grading last night. Everybody passed for their new belts and the standard was very high.  “This is our first grading at our new Dojo at St… Read more »


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WATCH: Fire crews called to blaze at popular Southport Nightclub

February 25th, 2017 in News

Photo: Beach Bar on Waverley Street 11:30am  Fire crews called to blaze inside popular Southport Nightclub The Emergency services were called to the Beach Bar on Waverley Street, Southport at around 11am this morning when a member of the public reported smoke coming from the building (Saturday 25 February). Firemen gained entry to the building and are still dealing with… Read more »


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Petition goes in to help save Ainsdale woods from Sefton Council and One Vision Housing destruction

February 25th, 2017 in News

The Petition to help save Ainsdale woodland from Sefton Council and One Vision Housing destruction, has been presented to working Ainsdale councillors. Cllr Lynne Thompson stated: “Pleased to say this petition is now with Planning and site visit called in last year still stands.” https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-ainsdale-s-george-drive-woodland/ The Petition has been signed by 424 (jumped to 426… Read more »


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Formby pinewoods closed following Doris damage

February 25th, 2017 in News

Formby pinewoods closed following Doris damage Formby pinewoods will stay closed on Saturday (25 Feb) while staff continue to tackle the damage caused by Storm Doris. The National Trust site was closed on Thursday during the storm over fears the high winds would make the site too dangerous to visitors. The bad weather did however… Read more »


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Planned roadworks NW – Monday 27 to Sunday 5 March 2017

February 25th, 2017 in News

Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Monday 27 to Sunday  5 March 2017 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 24 February and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is… Read more »


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MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Chester

February 25th, 2017 in News, Sports

While any clash between Southport and Chester is crucial, Saturday’s truly is something of a six-pointer for the home side. The Sandgrounders are three points from safety, and after ending a run of four straight losses last week they now must push on and start winning games if they are to survive in the Vanarama… Read more »


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Southport sailor is RYA NW regional youth champion

February 24th, 2017 in News

A fifteen year old sailor from West Lancashire Yacht Club, Sam Cooper from Southport has been named as RYA North West Youth Champion 2017. The award is given to a young sailor who shows outstanding performance in competition. Sam’s recognition follows a year in which he won the National Championships in the Topper class and… Read more »


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Southport contestants wanted for Love Island

February 24th, 2017 in News

ARE you looking for love as well as a nice tan? If you’re the beach bum with a broken heart then ITV are in a desperate hunt to find you your ideal island soul mate as they prepare for a new series of hit dating show Love Island. Producers from the ITV 2 show have… Read more »


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Business as usual despite Virginia Street road closure

February 24th, 2017 in News

Photo: The carpet shop the mews Business as usual despite Virginia Street road closure Residents can still get access shops on Virginia Street despite United Utilities closing off the road near to the Lidl supermarket entrance, local diversions are in operation. Owner of The carpet shop the mews, Mark Regan told OTS News “We are not closed… Read more »


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Two charged following Formby burglary and theft

February 24th, 2017 in News

Two charged following Formby burglary and theft Merseyside Police can confirm two men have been charged with burglary, theft, theft shop and common assault following an incident yesterday (Thursday, 23 February). Alan Rimmer, 57 years of Kipling Street, Bootle and David Keating, 41 years of Cookson Road, Seaforth appeared at South Sefton Magistrates court this morning. Keating was remanded… Read more »


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Southport’s total Eclipse of the SUN Newspaper

February 24th, 2017 in News

Total Eclipse of the S*N Sefton Council has supported a motion calling on all retailers and vendors of newspapers in the borough to stop selling copies of The S*n. The motion was submitted by Cllr Gordon Friel at last night’s (November 17) Full Council meeting held at Southport Town Hall and was approved with the full… Read more »


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FLEETWOOD BAC play SOUTHPORT

February 24th, 2017 in News, Whats On

FLEETWOOD BAC play SOUTHPORT – Atkinson on Friday 21st April 2017 The world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac tribute band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, have had huge acclaim with The Times rating them as one of the UK’s top five tributes, alongside the likes of The Bootleg Beatles and Bjorn Again. Faithfully recreating the… Read more »


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Golfers swing into action for charity fundraiser

February 24th, 2017 in News

Golfers swing into action for charity fundraiser OVER £9,000 has been raised for various charities thanks to the work of the Hesketh Golf Club junior section. Members of the club say they are proud to have raised £9,500 throughout the last twelve months for charities including Breast Cancer Care, British Heart Foundation and Clatterbridge Cancer… Read more »


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Anti phone mast campiagners send out clear signal to mobile company

February 24th, 2017 in News

More than sixty people have signed a petition asking the council to reject proposals to erect a 4G telephone mast in Southport. CTIL Communications, on behalf of Vodafone and Telefonica, want to erect a 15 metre mobile phone mast on land at 32 Belmont Street – but face strong objection from at least 66 nearby… Read more »


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New Nugent Volunteer group launched

February 24th, 2017 in News

New Nugent Volunteer group launched Do you have some spare time and would like to help us raise the charity’s profile and much needed funds for local people in need? Social Welfare charity, Nugent is looking for people in north Liverpool, Crosby and Formby to join our new Volunteer Fundraising Group. Our Volunteer groups work… Read more »


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Early squirrel getting some TLC

February 24th, 2017 in News

Early squirrel getting some TLC A tiny red squirrel is recovering with Wildlife Trust officers after a traumatic start to its life. The four-week-old male squirrel was found on the forest floor at Ainsdale National Nature Reserve by Natural England volunteers. It is now safely in the hands of Rachel Miller, Red Squirrel Field Officer… Read more »


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Woman wanted following M & S theft (Ormskirk)

February 24th, 2017 in News

Do you know this woman? Woman wanted following M & S theft (Ormskirk) Police are looking to speak to her in connection with a theft from Marks & Spencer in Ormskirk Town Centre which occurred around 10:40am on Monday 20th February 2017. We are asking for anyone who may have any information to call Police… Read more »


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UPDATE: Unexplained death in Southport

February 23rd, 2017 in News

Photo: Emergency services attended an address on the Promenade UPDATE: Unexplained death in Southport Merseyside Police can confirm that officers attended an address in Promenade, Southport this afternoon (Thursday, 24 February) following the discovery of the body of a man. Emergency services were called to the address at around 1.40pm and the man, believed to… Read more »


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Southport woman jailed for 14 years for sex offences and child cruelty

February 23rd, 2017 in News

Sentencing of Sandra Jones and Michael Miszczak Merseyside Police welcomes the sentencing of Michael Miszczak, 54 of address Acorn Street Newton le Willows and Sandra Jones, age 52 of Promenade, Southport, who were sentenced to a total of 39 years for sex offences and child cruelty today (Thursday, 23 February) at Liverpool Crown Court. Michael Miszczak, was… Read more »


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Louis Almond is back at Southport

February 23rd, 2017 in News, Sports

Andy Preece has brought Louis Almond back on loan to the Merseyrail Community Stadium today.  The ex Blackpool and Hyde United forward will give the Port a big boost in the Vanarama National League run in. Almond was transferred to Tranmere in September but a near immediate change in management has seriously limited his chances… Read more »


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Emergency services rush to flats on Southport Promenade

February 23rd, 2017 in News

Emergency services rush to flats on Southport Promenade  The emergency services are attending an incident at a block of flats on Southport Promenade, Thursday 23 February 2017. At the moment is unclear what the emergency however a member of the public told our reporter paramedics have been taking life saving equipment into the building. OTS… Read more »


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WATCH: Storm Doris hits Southport with 80mph gales – Updates

February 23rd, 2017 in News

Photo: Police park on top of debris WATCH: Storm Doris hits Southport with 80mph gales – Updates Albert road in Southport has been closed to both traffic and pedestrians after the parts of the roof were blown of the Esso petrol station roof. Instead of moving the debris off the pavement and out of the wind… Read more »


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Cleansing In Southport Temporarily Suspended

February 23rd, 2017 in News

Cleansing Temporarily Suspended Sefton Council is advising residents that due to the adverse weather conditions cleansing has been temporarily suspended. We will be reviewing the situation throughout the day and restarting the service once conditions improve.   Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email ots@otsnews.co.uk Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter  www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it… Read more »


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Pleasureland staff work around the clock ahead of a bumper summer

February 23rd, 2017 in News

Pleasureland staff work around the clock ahead of a bumper summer A HUGE scheme of safety checks, refurbishments and decorating are underway at Pleasureland Southport in order to get the park up and running in time for Easter 2017. Norman Wallis and a team of engineers, electricians, builders and painters are working almost round the… Read more »


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Storm Doris causes destruction across Southport

February 23rd, 2017 in News

Strong winds bring tree down on Beresford Drive Strong winds over the last two days have brought down a tree on Beresford Drive, Churchtown, Southport, Thursday 23 February 2017 A Beresford Drive resident said: “I have expressed my concerns about this tree to Sefton Council over the past two years – but nothing was done!” “It’s… Read more »


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Woman hit by car on Duke Street 

February 23rd, 2017 in News

Woman hit by car on Duke Street  A woman had to be taken to hospital last night after she was struck by a car on Duke Street( Wednesday 22 February). It’s believed she was leaving the Masonic Hall Car Park when she was hit and knocked down. Paramedics took 45 minutes to get to the… Read more »


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Chris makes a butchers of viral video

February 22nd, 2017 in News

 Chris makes a butchers of viral video It’s not just the meat that drives fans of Graham Eyes butchers crazy. If serving up award winning butchery wasn’t enough, the team are now becoming viral sensations after their own rendition of the popular ‘saltbae’ video. Set to the tune of Vienna by Ultravox, the bizarre video… Read more »


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Storm Doris alert issued to drivers

February 22nd, 2017 in News

Storm Doris alert issued to drivers Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys tomorrow (Thursday 23 February) after Highways England issued a severe weather alert for the country’s major roads. An amber alert for gales will be in place across the North, Midlands and East between 6am and 6pm on… Read more »


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Give a toss about fire safety this Pancake Day

February 22nd, 2017 in News

Give a toss about fire safety this Pancake Day Traditionally Shrove Tuesday marks the beginning of Lent, when many people throughout the country make pancakes before they begin a 40 day fast. But amidst all the fun of cooking up sweet treats take a moment to remember fire safety this Pancake Day. Accidental fires caused… Read more »


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Chief executive appeal flatlined as trust uphold sacking decision

February 22nd, 2017 in News

Jonathan Parry – Outcome of executive disciplinary appeals Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust confirmed today that the disciplinary appeal hearings in respect of allegations against the former Chief Executive, Jonathan Parry, and the former Director of Human Resources, Sharon Partington, have now concluded. The independent panels that heard the appeals determined the original decisions… Read more »


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Burglary in Mere Brow

February 22nd, 2017 in News

Burglary in Mere Brow We are appealing for information following a burglary at an address in Mere Brow. It happened between 6pm and 8pm on Monday, February 20 when a house on The Gravel was broken into. The offenders ransacked the property, stealing items including jewellery and watches, before taking a green Kawasaki motorcycle with… Read more »


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