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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Person hit by train at the Fisherman’s Path crossing was 42-year-old man

February 22nd, 2017 in News

Photo: Taken from inside the train (credit Person hit by train at the Fisherman’s Path crossing was 42-year-old man The person hit by a train in Freshfields yesterday was a 42-year-old man, British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed. The man died at the scene and BTP have confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances. Officers were called… Read more »


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Meols Ward Councillors Advice Centre

February 22nd, 2017 in News

Meols Ward Councillors Advice Centre – Thursday 23rd February                Meols Ward Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton will be holding their next Advice Centre on Thursday 23rd February. They will be available from 10.30am-11.30am at BoxTree Kitchen for Queenscourt café, Manor Road/Cambridge Road roundabout to assist residents… Read more »


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Forensic officers search Grundy Close gardens

February 22nd, 2017 in News

Photo: CID carry out enquires on Grundy Close (Tuesday 5pm) Forensic officers search Grundy Close gardens  Police and forensic officers remain on Grundy Close in Southport. On Tuesday evening (21 February) forensics officers were searching through bins and gardens. Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously injured in Southport on Saturday… Read more »


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Byng House raising money for its Amenities Fund

February 22nd, 2017 in News

Byng House, The Royal British Legion Join Byng House on Tuesday 28th February between 2pm and 4pm for a cup of tea and a scone to discover what the Poppy Break Centre does for its Armed Forces community and support your local Poppy Break centre by raising money for its Amenities Fund. The Byng House… Read more »


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Police appeal to trace escaped prisoner Shaun Colin Walmsley

February 21st, 2017 in News

Photo: Shaun Colin Walmsley Police appeal to trace escaped prisoner Shaun Colin Walmsley At about 3.05pm a report was received from prison officers that Shaun Colin Walmsley, 28 years, originally of Wallace Street, Walton had escaped from their custody outside Aintree University Hospital as they were leaving the hospital, where Walmsley had had an appointment…. Read more »


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Vintage VW Beetle crashes into lamppost Lord Street

February 21st, 2017 in News

Photo: VW Beetle 8:45pm Vintage VW Beetle crashes into Lord Street lamppost Emergency services were called to Lord Street, Southport this evening following a report of an RTC, Tuesday 21 February. A witness at the scene told our reporter:  “The driver of the Beetle lost control and crashed into the lamppost on the oposite side of… Read more »


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Threat to Ainsdale’s George Drive Woods – Sefton response- UPDATE 2

February 21st, 2017 in News

Residents and campaigners received a letter (unsigned) today off Sefton Council’s Planning Services regarding the ongoing threat to George Drive’s lovely woodlands. Written comments challenging the proposal to destroy this thriving Ainsdale woodland (via unpopular and problematic congestion-creating developments) are being requested. If you have any objection to our British countryside being destroyed then kindly… Read more »


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Person hit by a train between Formby & Ainsdale

February 21st, 2017 in News, Uncategorized

British Transport Police are currently on scene in Formby after a person was struck and killed by a train travelling towards Southport. The Northern Line is currently blocked between Formby and Ainsdale while emergency services attend the scene A statement from British Transport Police is expected shortly. Due to a person being hit by a… Read more »


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The Amazing Learning Rooms Awarded £375,000 Grant

February 21st, 2017 in News

Photo: The Learning Rooms, Liverpool Road, Birkdale, The Learning Rooms awarded £375,000 grant. The Learning Rooms which supports young people with learning difficulties has been awarded a £375,000 grant. The Learning Rooms took of the four seasons garden centre in 2015 is one of 98 projects across the North West sharing £4,077,871 in the latest… Read more »


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Four arrested in Southport drug bust

February 21st, 2017 in News

Photo: Police officers on Knowsley Road, Southport Four people were arrested after a suspected class A drugs bust in Southport yesterday (Monday 20 February). Police confirmed officers raided a property on Knowsley Road at around 10.35am and found a quantity of what is believed to be class A drugs and electrical equipment that is suspected to… Read more »


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Trees destroyed after deliberate fire on Formby Squirrel Walk

February 21st, 2017 in News

Photo: Trees destroyed after deliberate fire on Formby Squirrel Walk A large area of the National Trust Squirrel Walk at Formby was set alight by vandals on Saturday night (18 February 2017). Many trees were damaged by the fire and several have been felled because they were badly burnt. Kate Martin, Lead Ranger at Formby said:… Read more »


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Two car collision on Park Crescent, Southport

February 21st, 2017 in News

Photo: RTC Park Crescent 9.50pm Two car collision on Park Crescent, Southport  The emergency services were called to Park Crescent shortly after 9:45 this morning following a report of an RTC. Tuesday 21 February 2017. Two cars collided at the Argyle Road Junction. Damage was caused to both cars. Occupants of both cars escaped with minor injuries…. Read more »


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Young drivers risk losing licence if caught texting

February 21st, 2017 in News

Young drivers risk losing their licence if caught using their mobile behind the wheel, when a new legislation comes into force. Six-points and a £200 fine will be given to anyone found using their phone whilst driving, starting in March 2017. A newly-qualified driver will have their license revoked if they get six points in… Read more »


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Formby MP writes to Health Secretary about proposed closure of A&E

February 21st, 2017 in News

Formby MP, Bill Esterson has written to the Health Secretary about government plans to shut A&E at Southport and Formby Hospital. The plans were highlighted in national media reports and are part of the so-called “Sustainability and Transformation” Plan (STP) for Cheshire and Merseyside. Government plans for Southport and Formby would see cuts in the… Read more »


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