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Successful coffee morning raises over £500 for PSP

September 2nd, 2015 in Featured News

Photo: Dorothy Lloyd “In memory of her late husband Roy Lloyd, Dorothy held a coffee and cake event at her home on the morning of the 2nd September. The aim of the event was to raise money for the PSPA Charity. As PSP (Progressive supranuclear palsy) is quite a new syndrome; Dorothy, her family and a small… Read more »


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£1 million improvements for M6 near Wigan and St Helens

September 3rd, 2015 in News

Almost £1 million worth of improvements are taking place on a stretch of the M6 near Wigan and St Helens, providing smoother and safer journeys for drivers. Contractors for Highways England are resurfacing a two-mile stretch of the M6 between junctions 23 and 25, equivalent to the size of seven rugby league pitches. Over 500… Read more »


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Annual running day for Merseyside heritage transport charity

September 3rd, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

The Merseyside Transport Trust (MTT) will be holding its’ running day event on Sunday 13th September to raise funds for the upkeep of its’ fleet of over 50 vintage vehicles. This is a rare and unique opportunity to enjoy a ride on some of buses in our collection.  The event is also aimed to attract… Read more »


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Police hunt for occupants after leaving a smash in Southport (otsnews.tv)

September 2nd, 2015 in News

Photo: Police divert traffic around the Passat involved in the collision(7pm). The emergency services were called to Preston New Road following a collision at around 5.30 this evening, Wednesday 2 September 2015. A witness at the scene said: “The Passat(above) was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Astra which made off from the scene… Read more »


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Can you help authenticate the Churchill Homburg Hat that has turned up in Southport

September 2nd, 2015 in News

OTS News needs help in verifying if what has been portrayed to our news desk as a true story. This in connection with Sir Winston Churchill Homburg Hat. John Nolan ‘The Antiques Man‘ has bought what could turn out to be the buy of the century and has asked OTS News to help verify the… Read more »


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Assured Care to host Alzheimer’s Charity Ball

September 2nd, 2015 in News, Whats On

Assured Care North West in conjunction with The Metro are hosting a gala charity night in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society, Friday September 11 2015 Tickets £35  (£10 direct to Alzheimer’s) The evening will consist of a three course quality meal prepared by The Metro’s highly qualified chefs with all food being locally sourced. In addition… Read more »


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Police hunt ‘U-Thai bandits’ who fled restaurant without paying after running up £150 plus bill

September 2nd, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

Photo: 3 men (9.15pm) • Three men dined at U-Thai restaurant on Lord Street, Southport • They ate a three-course meal accompanied by beer and many cigarette breaks • Diners then fled the popular Southport restaurant without paying the £150 bill but leave behind what is believed to be a stolen bank card   On Tuesday 1 September these three men had dinner… Read more »


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Bogus workmen burglary at house in Lathom

September 2nd, 2015 in News

We are appealing for information after bogus workmen targeted a house in Lathom. It happened at around 10.30am on Friday 28 August when two men approached an address on Briars Brook and enquired with the victims, an 83 year old woman and her 50 year old son, about cleaning their gutters. One of the men… Read more »


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Southport’s Macmillan line dance raised £2,021.89

September 2nd, 2015 in News

The town hall gardens was buzzing with the sound of line dancing on bank holiday Sunday, as volunteers put their best feet forward to raise hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Secretary and treasurer of the Macmillan Cancer Support Southport Committee Pamela Walmsley said: “The weather was kind to us again, fine and dry… Read more »


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The Fancy a Nibble Cake Club is meeting at C’espresso on Lord Street on 9th September so book now

September 2nd, 2015 in News

The Fancy a Nibble Cake Club are a group of like minded people who love baking, eating and talking about cake. There next meeting is on Wednesday September 9th at C’espresso, 122 Lord St, Southport at 7.30pm. The theme this month is to bake a cake containing white chocolate. People who would like to go to the… Read more »


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Could you home Cassius who is a 1 year old Rottweiler looking for his forever home

September 2nd, 2015 in News, Notices

Cassius is a 1 year old Rottweiler who is now looking for his forever home He is a very friendly boy but lacks social skills so gets very excitable at times, therefore he will require an experienced owner who will be firm with him and willing to spend time training him and giving him slow… Read more »


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Appeal to trace two good Samaritans who helped 15 year old assault victim in Burscough

September 2nd, 2015 in News

Police are trying to trace two good Samaritans who helped a 15 year old girl following an assault in Burscough.   The victim was found covered in blood with a significant cut to her eye by two members of the public outside the Spar on Liverpool Road at around 6.30pm on Friday 31 July and… Read more »


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Antony Gormley work to show at Southport’s Atkinson

September 2nd, 2015 in News, Whats On

Iron Men artist Sir Antony Gormley is showing another side of his work in a new exhibition opening in Southport this weekend. Elemental runs at The Atkinson in Lord Street from September 5 to November 15. It features a series of new works on paper by the 65-year-old, and which will go on show for the first time on… Read more »


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Friends of Sefton Coast Beach Clean – (2 Sept)

September 2nd, 2015 in News, Whats On

Birkdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve Meeting Point: 10:00am Weld road carpark, off the Coastal Road PR8 2BX. Please bring suitable footwear and gloves, all other equipment is supplied. Beach clean is walking north towards pier. Free parking, note: carpark is off road with an uneven surface. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321… Read more »


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R.I.P Denise Graham (Southport)

September 1st, 2015 in News, Notices

OTS News is saddened to announce the death of Denise Graham who passed after a short illness on 28th August 2015. Denise worked at Pipkins nursery in Southport before moving to Ormskirk hospital.  She worked here as a newborn hearing screener. Denise was a fantastic mother who thought the world of her two daughters Sian, 21… Read more »


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Disney’s Frozen comes to Southport’s outdoor cinema (Friday 4 September)

September 1st, 2015 in News, Whats On

Fans of the frosty film can enjoy a spot of alfresco movie action at Kings Gardens next Friday (September 4) If you love Frozen and refuse to Let It Go, come along to King’s Gardens where the film will start at 8.30pm and admission is free; however a donation of £2 per person to the Friends of… Read more »


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Barrister Blasts Sefton Planners at Deaf School Enquiry

September 1st, 2015 in News

The barrister for the developers in summing up on Friday at the appeal hearing over the proposed housing development on the Birkdale School for the Deaf site described Sefton’s presentation of its case as “lamentable” and the worst effort he had come across in his entire career. Although powerful arguments on the grounds of conservation… Read more »


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UPDATE: Will the Council or Pastor Pete help desperate Ainsdale family?

September 1st, 2015 in News

Photo: A worried Mr Wiles, Sandbrook Way A month has passed since the council visited Pastor Pete’s Sanbrook Way slum. On this visit a Sefton Council representative took photographs of the awful living conditions. The represantive said they would paint the front, have the drains unblocked and that the water leak from upstairs would be fixed. Mr Wiles… Read more »


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