WATCH: Air Ambulance lands on Carr Lane recreation ground

February 20th, 2017 in News

Photo: Air ambulance 3.30pm Air Ambulance lands on Carr Lane recreation ground Air ambulance was this afternoon circulating above Southport and later landed on Carr Lane recreation ground (Monday 20 February 2o17). Witnesses at the scene reported that a young child was transferred from an ambulance into the air ambulance. OTS News.co.uk will have full… Read more »


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Donald Trump to visit Southport…. Golf bosses hold talks over possibilty of Open invite!

February 20th, 2017 in News

Southport has been put on alert for a potential visit from President Donald Trump this summer. A brief conversation between the Royal and Ancient association and representatives from Sefton Council discussed the planned state visit of the controversial American president to the UK, which is expected to take place in July, will coincide with the Open… Read more »


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Man bailed following attack that left Southport woman in hospital with serious head injuries

February 20th, 2017 in News

Photo: CID carry out enquires on Grundy Close Man bailed following attack that left Southport woman in hospital with serious head injuries. Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously injured in Southport on Saturday 18 February. Officers were called to Southport hospital at around 2.15am following a report that a woman… Read more »


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The brushes have dried out at a popular Southport painting emporium

February 20th, 2017 in News

Photo: Paint Pots The brushes have dried out at a popular Southport painting emporium. Paint Pots, based in the town centre, announced this week that they have shut down their centre near to Sainsbury’s, but promised disappointed residents that they still would be carrying out school visits. Paint Pots was well known for hosting a number… Read more »


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Formby Choir’s Joint Spring Production at the Philharmonic Hall

February 20th, 2017 in News

Every other year Formby Choral Society combines with Birkenhead Choral Society and Merchant Taylors’ school to sing a major choral classic in Liverpool’s world-famous Philharmonic Hall. This joint venture, a sell-out success in 2015, enables young people to perform at a first class venue with two well-established local choirs together with  professional soloists and the Liverpool… Read more »


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George Drive Ainsdale: more reasons not to destroy the native woodland

February 20th, 2017 in News

The last OTS article, about One Vision Housing’s (OVH) controversial plans to destroy wildlife habitat/native woodland in George Drive Ainsdale for housing, has created a lot of attention. Sefton Council’s eco-hypocrisy highlighted regarding the needless destruction of Ainsdale woodland One source (that currently wishes to remain anonymous) contacted me with the following claims that OVH/Sefton… Read more »


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Last Chance for Community Groups in Merseyside to Enter Awards

February 20th, 2017 in News

Last Chance for Community Groups in Merseyside to Enter Awards Time is running out for community projects in Merseyside to enter Yorkshire Bank’s Spirit of the Community Awards 2017 for a chance to share a funding boost of £75,000 to make a real difference in their local area. Now in its fifth year, the awards… Read more »


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Do you want to be the next Miss Liverpool or Mr Liverpool?

February 20th, 2017 in News

Do you want to be the next Miss Liverpool or Mr Liverpool?   Sefton area auditions to be held in Formby… IF you live in South Sefton, your address has an ‘L’ postcode and you fit the criteria given below, you can enter Mr and Miss Liverpool 2017!  On 4 March 2017, from 10am to… Read more »


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Valentine’s Day fun at Brookdale Resource Centre

February 20th, 2017 in News

Service users at a Southport day centre for older people proved that age is no barrier to getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit this week. Staff organised a special afternoon of romance-themed fun activities at Brookdale Resource Centre in Ainsdale which is run by Sefton’s leading adult social care provider, New Directions. Highlights of the event… Read more »


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Council root out problem but leaf defeated!

February 19th, 2017 in News

Photo: Mallee Crescent health and safety hazard Council root out problem but leaf defeated! Contractors have failed to root out a health and safety hazard on Mallee Crescent – instead choosing to put the issue out of sight and out of mind! A number of possible fixes were identified but bosses decided to ‘stick’ with the… Read more »


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Police search for wanted man in Birkdale

February 19th, 2017 in News

Photo: Police near to the Liverpool Rd address (5.30pm) Merseyside police are this evening at an address on Liverpool road, Birkdale, looking for a wanted male, Sunday 19 February. OTSnews can confirm that police officers are looking for a male who has made threats to a woman. Police have located a vehicle which belongs to… Read more »


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Southport based producer releases brand new song in number one dance record label!

February 19th, 2017 in News

New Music Release Southport based producer releases brand new song in number one dance record label! After collaborating with the mancunian Hip Hop artist ‘MC Tunes’ in the legendary Hacienda Records (Peter Hook’s own imprint), Ilias Koutromanos (also known as TtrueAR), the Greek producer based in Southport, returns with a new dance track ‘Fool’s Paradise’!… Read more »


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Little red van abandoned on Alma Road

February 19th, 2017 in News, Uncategorized

Photo: A.V.I.S Alma Road, Birkdale Little red van abandoned on Alma Road A red Vauxhall Combo van has been abandoned on Alma road since Friday 10th Feb. Local resident Nick Greene told our reporter:  “It has a flat tyre and is parked on a yellow line. Amazingly it has not received a parking ticket.” “It is… Read more »


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Deep fat fryer fire causes Tesco evacuation

February 19th, 2017 in News

Deep fat fryer fire causes Tesco evacuation A FIRE in a deep fat fryer caused Tesco in Town Lane, Southport to be evacuated this morning (Sunday 19 February 2017). Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at about 9am after a fire broke out in the cafe situated on the first floor. Firefighters ensured the fire was out… Read more »


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Merseyside Police and Fire service attended a van that blew up on a Formby street

February 19th, 2017 in News

Merseyside Police can confirm officers are investigating following a van fire in Formby on Saturday 11th February 2017. Officers were called to St Anne’s Path at around 7.35am to reports of a white Renault van was on fire.        Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service attended with one fire engine and crews used a… Read more »


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MATCH REPORT | Woking 0-0 Southport

February 18th, 2017 in News, Sports

Woking 0-0 Southport Southport ended a run of five straight defeats with a solid National League point on the road at Woking. The Sandgrounders dug in resolutely from the start and set out to be hard to beat. Gozie Ugwu and Max Kretzschmar missed with half-chances as the visitors failed to make a breakthrough in… Read more »


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Southport surviving relatives of John and Anita Rimmer sought

February 18th, 2017 in News, Past

Photo: This a pic of the house and it says John Rimmer and sons furniture cartage. The woman in the pic is supposed to be the HouseKeeper Southport surviving relatives of John and Anita Rimmer sought The grandchildren of a Southport couple who emigrated to Australia over 100 years ago are eager to find any… Read more »


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Sefton Council’s eco-hypocrisy highlighted regarding the needless destruction of Ainsdale woodland

February 18th, 2017 in News

Despite lip-service meetings between concerned residents and officials One Vision Housing (OVH), along with a development supportive Sefton Council is mobilising to destroy native woodlands in Ainsdale’s George Drive. There are already enough urban sites in towns and cities for addition housing and destruction of natural habitats (and our wildlife) is totally necessary. This fact… Read more »


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Planned roadworks in the North West – Monday 20 to Sunday 26 February 2017

February 18th, 2017 in News

Planned roadworks in the North West– summary for Monday 20 to Sunday 26 February 2017 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 17 February and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried… Read more »


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Southport Councillor calls for closer liaison with taxi drivers after complaints prompt tree u-turn

February 17th, 2017 in News

Photo: Councillor David Barton Southport Councillor calls for closer liaison with taxi drivers after complaints prompt tree u-turn A councillor has called for Sefton Council to consult Southport’s taxi drivers before planting trees near cab ranks after complaints that recent work has caused an obstruction. When placing trees on the highway the council takes into… Read more »


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Landmark Southport pub reopens

February 17th, 2017 in News

Photo: The Hoghton Arms Landmark Southport pub reopens  The Hoghton Arms pub has reopened this afternoon (Friday 17 February) after it was forced to close for repairs last week. Manager Tony Meadows would like to welcome back customers old customers and new to his five star food rating pub.   Submit News Contact us with your… Read more »


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Low pay rip-off in care must stop says councillor

February 17th, 2017 in News

A local Care spokseperson councillor is calling upon local care agencies to review their procedures after a major HMRC decision has highlighted companies who are paying less than the less than the minimum wage The major retailer has been fined £1.5 million by HMRC after asking staff to undergo briefings and security checks outside paid… Read more »


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Three arrested after 15-year-old was struck over the head with a mallet in Ainsdale

February 17th, 2017 in News

Merseyside Police can confirm three males were arrested last night (Thursday, 16 February 2017) in Ainsdale following a disturbance. At about 10.05pm officers were called to a property on Sandbrook Road to a report of a group of people fighting. It was also reported that a 15-year-old girl had been assaulted when she was struck… Read more »


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24-year-old Southport man arrested following assault on two women and drink driving

February 17th, 2017 in News

Photo: Radley Court, Southport Merseyside Police has arrested a man following an assault in Southport in the early hours of today (17 February 2017). It was reported a 25-year-old woman and a 27-year-old woman had been punched to the face by a man who was known to them in the car park of  Radley Court, Promenade… Read more »


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An Evening Celebrating the Music of John Denver supporting Queenscourt Hospice

February 17th, 2017 in News, Whats On

An Evening Celebrating the Music of John Denver  The music of John Denver still brings joy to music lovers all over the world. We are absolutely delighted that on Thursday 23rd February, local musician Chris Bannister will once again be performing a selection of music by John Denver in a concert supporting Queenscourt Hospice. Taking… Read more »


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Network Rail on track to fix Crescent Road crossing

February 17th, 2017 in News

Photo: Network Rail engineers attend Crescent road, 17 February 2017 Network Rail’s claims that a Birkdale level crossing isnt dangerous have been derailed by an OTS News investigation. In January OTS News was forced to take down an article warning residents that Crescent Road level crossing was a hazard as a barrier kept sticking and… Read more »


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Recall To Prison – Ryan Muldoon

February 17th, 2017 in News

Ryan Muldoon Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help to trace a 26- year-old man from Liverpool who is wanted on recall to prison. Ryan Muldoon, whose last known address was in Norris Green area, was released on licence in September 2016 after serving 10 months for harassment. Muldoon is wanted by officers after… Read more »


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Kevin Da Veiga Monteiro And Lindon Meikle Join Southport

February 17th, 2017 in News, Sports

Andy Preece makes double signing for Sandgrounders Andy Preece has signed French 22 year old midfielder Kevin Da Veiga Monteiro. The ex Airbus player will be available for this weekends trip to Woking once Secretary Ken Hilton receives international clearance from the FA of Wales. 28-year-old Lindon Meikle has also joined on loan from Barrow… Read more »


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Is your MOT valid? Is your car legal?

February 16th, 2017 in News

This was possibly not the only vehicle driving about Southport today without any relevant MOT. If your vehicle doesn’t have an MOT you can drive it to or from a pre-arranged MOT or to or from a pre-arranged appointment to have defects remedied that were discovered on a previous test. You can drive your vehicle… Read more »


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Repair work on Woodvale’s eyesore continues

February 16th, 2017 in News

Workers today carried on with operations to patch up the Brook eyesore on the corner of Sandbrook Road/Way. The troubled Woodvale site has been a focus of various problems and local embarrassment for many years. Ainsdale’s Cllr Haydn Preece stated: “After years of requests for repairs and repeatedly stating my views that the structure is… Read more »


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Power outage hits Ormskirk

February 16th, 2017 in News

Halfords, Hattersley Way, Ormskirk.  Photo by Zara Lynzi Hodson A power outage is currently affecting the whole of Ormskirk this afternoon. Thursday 16 February 2017 Zara Lynzi Hodson was at the retail entail park and confirmed all shops on the remain closed, 2pm It is unknown at this time what has caused the power cut. OTS News understand… Read more »


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A knife-wielding man robs three young women in Southport

February 16th, 2017 in News

Photo: Police on Duke Street A knife-wielding man robs three young women in Southport  Detectives in Sefton are appealing for information following a robbery in Southport this morning (Thursday 16 February). At around 1.15am three young women were walking along Duke Street towards Lord Street. As they got to the junction with Shakespeare Street a… Read more »


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UPDATE: A 16-year-old gang attack outside Birkdale shop

February 16th, 2017 in News

A 16-year-old male from Birkdale area has been arrested after man suffered a fractured knee in an attack by a group of youths outside a shop in Birkdale yesterday (15 February) Detectives in Sefton are appealing for information following the assault on Five Bury Road. Emergency services were called to Five Bury Road, a shop at… Read more »


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Manchester Road to face 3 months of roadworks

February 16th, 2017 in News

Photo: Traders stand untied There are set to be three months of roadworks on Manchester Road. A letter to residents has been sent out warning them to expect delays from the end of February. The letter, from Dowhigh highways, says: “My name is Irene Hopkins, I am the Management Business and Community Liaison Officer for… Read more »


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Are YOU in the North West’s most boring profession?

February 16th, 2017 in News

Photo: Smedley Hydro offices in Birkdale Are YOU in the North West’s most boring profession? 47% of North Westerners surveyed name accountant as most boring job, ahead of human resource manager and business consultant (both 8.5%) Engineer, teacher and nurse rated most interesting – but men and women have different views on what makes an interesting… Read more »


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