Plea for pram and disability access at Hillside train station

March 28th, 2017 in News, Uncategorized

Plea for pram and disability access at Hillside train station A mum of two from Southport has reached breaking point with travel bosses over a lack of pram and disability access at Hillside station. Sophie Ellison has launched a petition to get Merseytravel to finally build a lift at the Birkdale based station after she… Read more »


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Abandoned Toyota Corolla, Southport

March 28th, 2017 in News

Photo: Abandoned –Toyota Corolla A.V.I.S (Abandoned Vehicle In Southport) A Toyota Corolla was abandoned on Rivermeade, Southport, last night Monday  27 March 2017. A local resident told OTSNews.co.uk “It was abandoned late last and by two or three men that left at speed in another vehicle ”. “Merseyside Police has been notified.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport… Read more »


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Talented Southport trainee hair stylist warded second place in the SME Insurance ‘Create The Look’ competitionwarded second place in the SME Insurance ‘Create The Look’ competition

March 28th, 2017 in News

Talented local trainee hair stylist, Eric Joey Jones, from Southport has been awarded second place in the SME Insurance ‘Create The Look’ competition. Lance Breakwell from Wolverhampton has beaten hopefuls from across the UK to be crowned the nation’s top up-and-coming stylist.  The return of “Create the Look”, hosted by business insurance provider SME Insurance… Read more »


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Crime Alert issued for Southport

March 28th, 2017 in News

Photo: Police forensics A Crime Alert message for the residents of North Sefton, Ainsdale and members of Home Watch from Merseyside Police. Burglaries In the past fortnight burglaries or attempted burglaries have taken place in the following locations: Cleveleys Road, Shellfield Road, Guildford Road, Elm Road, Linaker Street, Portland Street, Alexandra Road, Tithebarn Road, Hesketh… Read more »


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UPDATE | Police officer injured during a pursuit in Southport

March 27th, 2017 in News

Photo: Motorcycle involved in incident,Hargreaves Street (8:30pm) BREAKING: Police officer injured during a pursuit in Southport UPDATE Merseyside Police is investigating following reports of a fail to stop collision in Southport last night, Monday 27 March. The incident happened at around 7.30pm on Hargreaves Street when a motorbike was reported to have been in collision… Read more »


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First Mayoral Civic Reception for LGBT people

March 27th, 2017 in News

On Thursday evening  first civic reception for LGBT people in Bootle Town Hall. On Thursday eveningIain Brodie Browne hosted the first civic reception for LGBT people in Bootle Town Hall. Members of Embrace- which is a network for all Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual (LGB) people who live, work or socialise in Sefton-attended including their Co-Chairs… Read more »


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VIDEO | Car overturns on busy Churchtown road

March 27th, 2017 in News

Photo: The emergency services at the scene (3:45pm) VIDEO | Car overturns on busy Churchtown road The emergency services were called to Bankfield Lane this afternoon to reports of an RTC, Monday 27 March 2017. A silver Honda Civic was traveling along Bankfrield lane, Churchtown when the driver collided with a tree and whilst traveling along the… Read more »


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Southport Trinity Football Club fundraiser for essential equipment

March 27th, 2017 in News

Southport Trinity Football Club fundraiser for essential equipment Southport Trinity Football Club are holding a Dinner Dance at the Floral Hall on 5th May to raise funds for their junior and senior club teams and provide the necessary essentials for training and playing matches. The Club is in its 119th season and are the oldest established amateur… Read more »


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Former Farnborough Road student is making international film debut in brand new Peppa Pig movie!

March 27th, 2017 in News

A former Farnborough Road student is preparing to make her international screen debut! Emma Arends, a familiar face in her youth as a starlet of the Southport Dramatic Club, will be the face of a brand new cinema screening of the much loved children’s TV show Peppa Pig. The film will be broadcast across the… Read more »


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George Drive: Impact on residents and loss of all trees ‘acceptable’ says Council

March 27th, 2017 in News

Once we get past the typical authoritarian spin and the lame attempts to appease eco-campaigners and local residents the mists of doubt begin to clear.   Concerned parties were initially informed that the majority of trees in the lovely little woodland at George Drive would be saved. However, the Council’s latest conclusion admits that the… Read more »


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CAMRA celebrates pub planning loophole closure

March 27th, 2017 in News

Photo: The Blundell Arms on Upper Aughton Road CAMRA celebrates pub planning loophole closure  Following a successful campaign led by the Campaign for Real Ale, the Government has just announced (here) that it will support a measure to close a planning loophole in England which has allowed pubs to be demolished or converted to a… Read more »


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A new children’s play centre has opened in Southport

March 27th, 2017 in News

A new children’s play centre has opened in Southport The Imagination Station Southport a fun and interactive environment for children to develop new skills through play. The station is made up of different ‘zones’; as well as the construction zone and veterinary centre, there’s a ‘cottage’ with a kitchen, lounge and dressing room, a painting… Read more »


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Fly Tipping end of Meadow Lane, Ainsdale

March 27th, 2017 in News

Total disrespect for the environment and local community  is again evident, as more fly-tipping is discovered on land behind Meadow Lane. Furniture has been dumped at this location. Graffiti and more waste dumping is also an ongoing problem at the end of Meadow Lane. Don’t be lazy – take your rubbish to the tip or… Read more »


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Southport man charged when owner spotted stolen bike being sold online

March 27th, 2017 in News

A man from Southport has been charged after an Ainsdale resident saw their stolen bike being stole online. The bike was stolen from a house in Ainsdale, only for the owner to spot someone attempting to sell it. 1/2 Following the theft of a pedal cycle in Ainsdale the owner has recognised it being advertised on… Read more »


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The Duke and the Juke Box is coming to Southport

March 27th, 2017 in News

The Duke and the Juke Box Audiences in Merseyside will have the chance to experience one of the great operas in a modern setting.  Opera Viva are updating Verdi’s dramatic “Rigoletto” from  Renaissance  Italy to  New York’s Little Italy in the mid twentieth century; and transforming the characters  into members of a Mafia Mob, led… Read more »


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CCTV Appeal following attempted vehicle theft in Southport

March 27th, 2017 in News

Do you recognise these men? CCTV Appeal following attempted vehicle theft in Southport  The incident happened at 3.03am on Saturday 25th March on Tithebarn Road in Southport. The three men gained entry by forcing the back door of the property but were scared off by the house alarm. It is thought that the men were… Read more »


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4X4 vehicle stuck on Southport Beach

March 26th, 2017 in News

4X4 vehicle stuck on Southport Beach A 4X4 vehicle became stuck in mud on Southport Beach this evening (Sunday 26 March 2017). The incident happened about 500 yards out to sea off Weld Road, Birkdale. The driver remains on scene waiting for a recovery vehicle to pull the 4×4 free.   Submit News Contact us with… Read more »


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Southport behind in time

March 26th, 2017 in News

Southport behind in time It’s time someone at the Atkinson checked their watch and realise their clock hasn’t been changed! Daylight savings time has well and truly kicked in and while everybody else is now an hour ahead, the Atkinson Clock remains 60 minutes behind. This is because of a staffing issue meaning the only… Read more »


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Ainsdale beach closed to cars AGAIN!

March 26th, 2017 in News

Photo: Ainsdale Beach entrance Ainsdale beach closed to cars AGAIN! Sefton Council has again closed Ainsdale beach to vehicles despite hundreds of people wanting to use it today, Sunday 26 March. The Council first decided to close the beach parking for six months last winter – stating it would not be able to manage the… Read more »


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Home Instead Service Information and Recruitment Event

March 26th, 2017 in News

Home Instead Service Information and Recruitment Event Home Instead are holding a Service Information and Recruitment Event at Southport Hospital on Monday 27th March from 10.00am-3.00pm. Come and have a chat with Sandra and Debbie outside Applejacks café.  Hope to see you there.  T: 01704 547 938 M: 0151 928 8532 Click here to find… Read more »


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Dog’s not so great escape goes viral 

March 26th, 2017 in News

A good boy gone bad had no option but to be rescued by emergency services today – but all is not what it seems! An inquisitive husky dog tried and failed in a desperate bid to break free of his owners gated ginnel and perform a great escape style exit underneath a wooden gate at… Read more »


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Driver loses control on Coast Road

March 26th, 2017 in News

A male driver had a lucky escape after losing control of his car on Marine Drive Smashing into the bollards separating the Coastal Road car park with the road itself, the male walked away shaken but unhurt after he lost control on the straight. It’s not yet known why he lost control at that particular… Read more »


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MATCH REPORT | Burscough 1-3 Kendal

March 26th, 2017 in News

Burscough 1-3 Kendal Burscough were dealt yet another blow as they suffered yet another home defeat to visitors Kendal. Keith McCann’s side had good news earlier in the week that potential relegation battlers Prescot Cables were handed a points reduction. But Burscough failed to capitalise as relegation looms. A full strength Burscough squad struggled at… Read more »


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Statement from Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service regarding New Ferry incident

March 26th, 2017 in News

Emergency services are currently attending a major incident at the junction of Boundary Road and Circular Drive, New Ferry, Wirral. Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 9.14pm on Saturday, March 25 to reports of a suspected gas explosion. Crews were alerted one minute later and were on scene at 9.21pm. Eight fire engines… Read more »


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Sefton Council: happy to ignore Local Plan policy and recommend wholesale woodland destruction?

March 25th, 2017 in News

The faceless ones at Sefton Council have advised further on the felling threat to valuable woodland in George Drive. They admit now that the majority of trees will be felled and that any remaining ones will be dropped later on, due to the new residents wanting more light in the new properties. Consequently, Sefton’s bumbling… Read more »


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Outrage over inconsiderate parking in Birkdale

March 25th, 2017 in News

Outrage over inconsiderate parking in Birkdale Shaw enough residents in a supposedly quiet Birkdale suburb were left fuming once again after selfish drivers caused a huge hazard. Shaw‘s Road in Birkdale resembled an impossible impasse today as eager sun worshippers abandoned their cars on the roadside and evidently flocked to the nearest ray of light, leaving… Read more »


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RESULT | Southport 1-0 Boreham Wood

March 25th, 2017 in News, Sports

RESULT | Southport 1-0 Boreham Wood  Referee:Andrew Miller Attendance:1,010 Match details to follow.


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CCTV following Edge Hill University burglary

March 25th, 2017 in News

Do you know this man? Police are looking to speak to him in connection with a high value burglary from Edge Hill University, Ormskirk on Monday 13th March 2017. We are asking anyone with any information to contact Police on tel. 101 quoting log number: LC-20170314-1032. Alternatively you can call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555… Read more »


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MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Boreham Wood

March 25th, 2017 in News, Sports

MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Boreham Wood Southport welcome Boreham Wood to the Merseyrail Community Stadium on Saturday in the hope of registering their first win under Andy Preece. The Wood come into the match with confidence having secured an impressive victory against title contenders Lincoln in midweek, having also beaten play off hopefuls Dover… Read more »


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Robbery at Southport’s Little Theatre

March 24th, 2017 in News

Photo: Do you recognise this man? Police would like to speak to this man after a break in at Southport Little Theatre on Hoghton Street last night? Unfortunately, The Little Theatre Southport was subject to a robbery yesterday evening, Thursday 23 March. Staff aft the theatre have said “The police have been informed and we… Read more »


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Southport ‘Strut Your Mutt’ for Qeenscourt Hospice

March 24th, 2017 in News

Southport ‘Strut Your Mutt’ for Qeenscourt Hospice We are less than two weeks away from the 2017 Queenscourt Hospice ‘Strut Your Mutt’.  This fun 5k sponsored dog walk is taking place along Ainsdale Beach on Sunday 9th April and we would love you and your four legged friend to sign up to take part and… Read more »


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Southport Wins National Tourism Award

March 24th, 2017 in News

Sefton Council’s Tourism Team has been recognised after Southport was named the UK’s most coach-friendly destination at the British Coach Tourism Awards 2017. The town saw off stiff competition from Beverley, Bournemouth, Plymouth, Poole and Wells to win the award for ‘Coach Friendly Destination of the Year’. The award recognises a town, city or region… Read more »


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High Sheriff’s Young Citizen of the Year winner announced

March 24th, 2017 in News

High Sheriff’s Young Citizen of the Year winner announced A Skelmersdale teen has been named as the High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year 2017. Grant Walker, 18, topped a list of more than 65 young and inspiring people from across the county who have made a real difference in their community. The… Read more »


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Metro Mayor candidate Rotheram lauds work of Southport Soup Kitchen

March 24th, 2017 in News

Metro Mayor candidate Rotheram lauds work of Southport Soup Kitchen During his time in the town Steve Rotheram visited the Soup Kitchen, run by volunteers and local churches for more than 15 years, to discuss the increasingly important issues of homelessness and rough sleeping that affect Southport and the wider Liverpool City Region. He said:… Read more »


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KFC Southport to install ‘anti-child’ noise repellent to keep terrorizing teenagers away

March 24th, 2017 in News

Children are paying the high price for the continued anti social behaviour of terrorizing teenagers in Southport. KFC on Eastbank street, Southport will now install security measures including a high pitched frequency shrill alarm that only youngsters can hear – meaning it will deter and potentially harm little children who are visiting the fast food… Read more »


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