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Hurricane Gonzalo Strikes Norwood Road Southport

October 21st, 2014 in News

The UK was hit by the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo over last 24 hours More damaged  was caused as gale force winds battered Southport this afternoon (Tuesday 21st October 2014). Two pedestrians were lucky to escape falling debris when gale force winds bought down the front of a house down Norwood Road. Traffic was… Read more »


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Southport Parking Wardens driving people out of town says local businessman Howard Nuttall!

October 21st, 2014 in News

Southport Parking Wardens driving people out of town says local businessman Howard Nuttall! Local Café owner Howard Nuttall, from Andys Café, Kingsway, Southport, is fed up at seeing his customers issued with parking fines every single day of the week.   Mr.Nuttall chatted about the parking situation he faces and said: ”one could understand if it… Read more »


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Guilty feeling Southport Bike thief returns stolen bike back to the owner

October 21st, 2014 in News

Above: The rightful bike owner A school boy from Marshside  Southport had his bike stolen (Friday 17th October 2014). The especially adapted bike was stolen last Friday evening from the garden of his home address. Once the word got out that the bike was stolen it went viral on Facebook with hundreds of shares. The… Read more »


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Free ‘Bonfire wood’ Shaw Hall Caravan Park Scarisbrick near Southport

October 21st, 2014 in News

Free ‘Bonfire wood’ collect from Shaw Hall Caravan Park in Scarisbrick near Southport Shaw Hall Caravan Park in Scarisbrick, near Southport, is offering loads of firewood free to any collector. Please contact Andy Valentine on: 01704 840298 or 07572688989 Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email ots@otsnews.co.uk Twitter… Read more »


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FLETCHERS SOLICITORS (SOUTHPORT) SPONSOR CHARITY BALL RAISES THOUSANDS FOR SPINAL INJURY CENTRE

October 21st, 2014 in News

FLETCHERS SOLICITORS SPONSOR CHARITY BALL WHICH RAISES THOUSANDS FOR SPINAL INJURY CENTRE Southport-based medical negligence and personal injury law firm, Fletchers Solicitors, sponsored a black tie charity ball in aid of the North West Regional Spinal Injury Centre. Over 100 people attended the event at the Southport’s Ramada Plaza which included entertainment from singer Billy… Read more »


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Town Lane Resident has a lucky escape

October 21st, 2014 in News

Gail force winds battered Southport (Tuesday 21st October 2014). The UK was hit by the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo over last 24 hours. A Town Lane resident had a lucky escape today when a large tree in the front garden was uprooted. The fallen tree narrowly missed a car parked in the driveway. Fortunately… Read more »


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The Barking Firework Shop Opens in Southport

October 21st, 2014 in News

The Barking Firework Shop Opens in Southport The well-known Barking Frog restaurant on Manchester Road has now closed part of it premises, (Tuesday 21st October 2014). The good news is that the premises will not remain empty. The premises will now be selling discounted fireworks. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport… Read more »


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Tour of the Universe at the Atkinson Southport

October 20th, 2014 in News, Whats On

A light-hearted, uplifting and inspiring whistle-stop tour of all that Space has to offer Join Rocket Scientist Neil Phillipson and guests for a comedy chat-show with a difference… where the Universe provides the inspiration! If you’ve wondered about the true scale of the universe, how stars are formed – or how they explode – and… Read more »


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Funeral arrangements for Bob Hollinrake, (Southport)

October 20th, 2014 in News, Uncategorized

The funeral of Southport resident Bob Hollinrake takes place at the crematorium 10:4oam on Friday 24th October 2014. Bob (76) was well known in the community, he was a former coal man and taxi driver. He will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends. Rest In Peace Bob xxx Submit News Contact us… Read more »


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Giving victims a greater say

October 20th, 2014 in News

Victims of low-level crime and anti-social behaviour are set to have a greater say on how offenders should be punished, thanks to new legislation launched in Merseyside by the Deputy Police Commissioner. Cllr Ann O’Byrne is unveiling the new powers that, from today, will give victims the opportunity to choose how those who have offended… Read more »


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Scarisbrick Hall College pupil Wins Gold at Newcastle Leon Paul Epee Tournament

October 20th, 2014 in News, Sports

Above: Richard Michell 3rd from the left Richard Michell, a pupil at Scarisbrick Hall College, fenced at the under 15 Newcastle Epee yesterday. In addition to the expected mix of local epeeists and regular series competitors, there was a large contingent of Scottish cadets who had come down to Newcastle the day before for the… Read more »


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Another empty shop space as McDonalds Southport has gone for good

October 20th, 2014 in News

Another empty shop space as McDonalds Southport has gone for good The McDonald’s fast food restaurant on Eastbank Street Southport has now closed. The fast food chain officially closed its doors for the final time Saturday 18th October 2014, 6pm. The fast food store had been open for more 30 years. McDonalds have said that… Read more »


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Southport Cllr John Dodd’s ADVICE CENTRE Thursday 23rd October 2014

October 20th, 2014 in News, Whats On

Southport Cllr John Dodd’s ADVICE CENTRE Thursday 23rd October  2014         Meols Ward Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton will be holding their next Advice Centre on Thursday 23rd October They will be available from 10.30am-11.30am at Cafe Moo Moo, Cambridge Road (Churchtown traffic lights) to assist residents with any local issues, problems or… Read more »


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The Iconic Bold Hotel Southport Is For Sale

October 20th, 2014 in News

One of Southport’s most iconic Grade II Listed hotels has been put up for sale. The Bold Hotel on Lord Street has been listed on Christie and Co’s website as being up for sale. Offers are invited for the Grade II listed 23 bedroom establishment Freehold: OFFERS INVITED   Website Particulars http://www.christie.com/en/property/attractive_hotel_opportunity_southport_for_sale_47346?p=4;t=1413870636 manchester@christie.com
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Ainsdale War Memorial Service of Dedication (Southport) October 2014

October 19th, 2014 in News

  Ainsdale War Memorial Service of Dedication (Southport) October 2014 Following the completion of the Ainsdale War Memorial refurbishment, several hundred residents joined the Ainsdale Civic Society for a service to dedicate the new names on the memorial. The service was conducted by the Rev. Peter Todd representing the Churches Together in Ainsdale who re-dedicated… Read more »


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R.I.P. George Russell (Southport)

October 19th, 2014 in News, Notices

 R.I.P. George Russell (Southport) OTS News.co.uk is saddened to report the death of well known Southport resident, George Russell, who died suddenly on Saturday night. Many will remember George from the Video shop on Liverpool Road, Birkdale which he owned for 25 years, or on a local golf course Sadly missed by all his family… Read more »


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