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UPDATE : Police discover criminal base in Grosvenor Court Southport

May 27th, 2015 in Featured News

Photo: Grosvenor Court Update – Merseyside Police can confirm two people have been arrested following an incident in Grosvenor Road, Southport yesterday, Wednesday, 27 May. Officers were called at around 3.10pm to reports of two people in a property – officers attended and arrested a 19 year-old man from Seaforth and a 54 year-old woman from… Read more »


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Prison sentences for trafficking young girls insufficient, says UKIP

May 28th, 2015 in News

Prison sentences handed down for the trafficking of young girls into the UK for forced marriages and exploitation are not strong enough to act as a deterrent, says UKIP’s local MEP Louise Bours. According to the National Crime Agency (NCA), in 2013 a total of 600 potential trafficking victims were identified, with 170 of them… Read more »


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Temporary Police Sergeant charged for engaging in a sexual act with a sex worker

May 28th, 2015 in News

Temporary Police Sergeant David Andrew Gibson, 43, has been charged in relation to an allegation that whilst on duty he engaged in a sexual act with a sex worker. TPS Gibson is currently suspended from duty. The allegation has been subject of an investigation conducted by Merseyside Police’s Anti-Corruption Unit and managed by the Independent… Read more »


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TITAN arrest Four people in second phase of operation targeting the supply of class A and B drugs

May 28th, 2015 in News

Photo: Drugs seized Detectives from Titan, the North-west’s regional organised crime unit, have arrested four people in the second phase of a large-scale investigation into drugs supply this morning (Wednesday, 27 May 2015). Four people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs. This morning’s activity follows the arrest of six people last… Read more »


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Are you a potential Oliver, an Artful Dodger, or could you just ‘pick a pocket or two’?

May 28th, 2015 in News

If so, BOS Musical Theatre Company would love to hear from you! The society is presently performing Hairspray at the Little Theatre, Southport. However after the final performance on Saturday, work begins again on its next production of Lionel Bart’s musical Oliver, to be staged at the same theatre from 3rd to 10th October 2015. The society… Read more »


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Galloway’s June to August programme

May 28th, 2015 in News, Whats On

Here is Galloways June to August 2015 programme of events for Sefton and West Lancashire. As well as there regular events on Mondays and Wednesdays they are having a trip to Liverpool Museum on Tuesday June 2nd and a trip to Anderton Boat Lift on Tuesday July 14th, places are limited on these trips so booking is essential…. Read more »


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Sefton plans “Get Healthy Get Active” initiative

May 28th, 2015 in News

Sefton Council is one of only 16 successful bidders for National Lottery funding from Sport England to help encourage inactive people to get moving. The “Get Healthy Get Active” project has been awarded £398,654 over three years and is aimed at supporting the most inactive residents of Sefton. In particular the project will target adults… Read more »


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Make a connection for Foster Care Fortnight in Southport

May 28th, 2015 in News

Sefton Council is offering local residents who are interested in becoming foster carers the chance to find out more about fostering in their local community as part of Foster Care Fortnight. Organised by national charity The Fostering Network, Foster Care Fortnight takes place 1-14 June and this year’s theme is ‘Making a Connection’ to fostering. Whatever… Read more »


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Sefton Council ready to axe Chase Heyes Day Centre

May 28th, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

Photo: Chase Heyes Sefton Council have published a document ahead of next week’s Cabinet meeting show that it is intended to close the Chase Heys Day Centre in Bibby Road, Churchtown, Southport. You read the full publication by clicking here   Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_new Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Instagram www.instagram.com/otsnews  


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Aviva Community Fund – Please vote for Queenscourt Hospice – Only four days left to vote!

May 28th, 2015 in News

We have through the Aviva Community Fund applied for a £5000 grant to start a pilot programme for a new child bereavement service and we now need your help.  Our application has been accepted but we need people to vote for the project, if we get sufficient votes then the grant will be awarded. Queenscourt… Read more »


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Midsummer Jazz Evening in the Tithe Barn at Meols Hall, Southport

May 28th, 2015 in News

On Wednesday, 17 June 2015 at 7:30pm MacMillan Cancer Support are hosting a Midsummer Jazz Evening in the Tithe Barn at Meols Hall   With music by the popular Bourbon Street Roof-raisers Tickets: £10.00 including glass of wine & nibbles Call Val on 01704-550761 or Pam on 01704-226658   Contact us with your community, business or sport news…. Read more »


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‘Fag ash lil’ playing at The Sandgrounder Southport – free entry

May 28th, 2015 in News, Whats On

This Satuday (30th May 2015) rock band ‘Fag ash lil’ will be playing at The Sandgrounder. The event is free entry and starts at 9:30pm. Most of us are well known to the Southport’s music scene, appeared in previous bands such as Thin End of the Wedge, Lady Fats, Crushed Velvet, Band-age, and Drifting Sands…. Read more »


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Labour’s losing candidate in Southport is Mayor of West Lancashire

May 28th, 2015 in News

Photo: Liz Savage West Lancashire Councillor Liz Savage was elected in her Ashurst, Skelmersdale, Ward on the same night that she polled third place in Southport. Councillor Savage has now been chosen as the new Deputy Mayor of West Lancashire, with her consort being Labour Councillor Noel Delaney. Councillor Savage has previously served as shadow… Read more »


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KGV teacher needs your help to raise £1000 for Meningitis Help

May 28th, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

Photo: Darren Brookfield Darren’s  Story As some of you already know, recently I was taken ill. What I first thought to be a common bug ended up being a debilitating form of septicaemia (caused by the bacteria staphylococcus) and pneumonia and following a stint in intensive care, I was given various antibiotics to fight off… Read more »


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£4 Million creative arts building opens at KGV Southport and your invited to come and see it

May 27th, 2015 in News

Photo: KGV arts space Staff and students at King George V College invite you to the grand opening of the college’s £4 million arts space. To mark the opening, on Saturday, June 6, the college will host the college’s annual Summer Festival, which will feature an exhibition of work by the college’s art and design students,… Read more »


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Ormskirk’s Simon Kerrigan and Arron Lilley bowl leaders Lancashire to an innings win over Derbyshire at S&B

May 27th, 2015 in News, Sports

LV= County Championship Division Two at Southport Southport & Birkdale Cricket Club Derbyshire 370 & 166: Slater 58, Lilley 5-23, Kerrigan 4-80 Lancashire 551: Prince 230, Petersen 113, Lilley 63 Lancashire won by an innings and 15 runs Lancashire 24 pts Derbyshire 6 pts Derbyshire began the final day on 123-3, 58 runs behind Lancashire, but collapsed… Read more »


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Paul Instone jailed after guilty plea of drink driving and without insurance

May 27th, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

A Southport man has been jailed after he pleaded guilty to drink driving and without insurance. Paul Instone, 31, was today jailed for 12 weeks because he has two previous similar convictions. Police stopped Paul Instone in Ford Focus on Victory Avenue in High Park, Southport, on Sunday, April 19, a breathalyser test revealed he was four… Read more »


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