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Video: Female Police officer left with a bloody face after being assaulted by a pensioner in Southport

January 25th, 2015 in Featured News, Uncategorized

By Aimee O’Callaghan Police were called to Tesco Express Albert Road, Southport, Merseyside, approximately 1.30pm today, January 25 2015. A suspected female shoplifter aged around 65 years allegedly assaulted a female officer whilst being arrested on suspicion of shoplifting. 5 response cars and three riot vans attended the Albert Road store. A shopper sad: “I… Read more »


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Jogger in distress on the Southport seafront

January 25th, 2015 in News

Paramedics were called to Marine Drive, Southport at 1:45pm this afternoon Sunday 25 January 2015 following an emergency call. They arrived on scene within minutes to find a jogger about 40 years of age slumped over the sea wall having a fit. The man was treated at the roadside before being transferred to hospital. Submit… Read more »


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Southport remembers victims of the Holocaust at Christ Church

January 25th, 2015 in News

By Aimee O’callaghan Above: Readers At the Holocaust Memorial day Southport (Sunday January 25 2015) Southport remembered victims of the Holocaust today during a public memorial ceremony held at Christ church on Lord Street. Local Cllr Sue Maguire, Cllr Maureen Fearn, Tommy Mann and the Mayor of Sefton were among the congregation. This was the 15th tribute… Read more »


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Body found in Banks

January 25th, 2015 in News

Officers attended and found a man (Saturday 25 January 2015) He was pronounced dead by paramedics a short time later Enquiries are now being carried out to identify him and a post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course. The mans death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared… Read more »


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Is Southport’s future bound up in ‘Liverpool City Region’?

January 25th, 2015 in News

Photo credit: (The times) By Tom Duffy Is Southport’s future increasingly bound up in the Liverpool City Region? That is what the Sefton Local Plan, passed this week by the Council, says. The Local Plansays that Sefton must “make the most of it’s place within the Liverpool City Region.”  Not a mention of Lancashire, despite… Read more »


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Ladies give us your support to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness

January 25th, 2015 in News

Above: The Liverpool Masonic ladies supporting the campaign, dropping 5 bags of unwanted bras    Busy Body’s Lingerie specialists have created a bra bank as part of their role in raising awareness and supporting breast cancer. Bring your unwanted bra’s and help make valuable contribution to Third World Countries and the environment as well as raising… Read more »


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Southport to Parbold Hill dressed in Drag for Dad

January 25th, 2015 in News

Above: Philip Wright and Alex Johnston Philip Wright from Southport was fundraising in aid of the British heart foundation yesterday (Saturday 24 January 2015). This was the anniversary of his fathers’ death twenty years ago who died after heart complications. Philip said: “This walk was approximately thirteen miles and doing in drag added a it… Read more »


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Ukip’s official health spokesperson: ‘Honestly, I have no experience in health whatsoever’

January 25th, 2015 in News

By Tom Duffy UKIP North West MEP and Health Spokeswoman Louise Bours has admitted she has no experience whatsoever in her brief. In an interview with the Independent newspaper, she is candid about her ignorance of her brief. 

“ I have no experience in health whatsoever,” she said.

 Mother-of-two Ms Bours is  a former actress and town councillor in… Read more »


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Video: Richard & Sue of 5 Bury Road Southport say goodbye after 32 years of trading today

January 25th, 2015 in News

After 32 years of serving Southport, Richard & Sue are retiring today (Saturday 23 January 2015) A local shopper said: “This is such a sad time, Richard and Sue are like friends to their customers. I wish them joy and happiness during retirement”. If you would like to say goodbye to Richard & Sue they… Read more »


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Two Car Collision Kew Road Southport

January 24th, 2015 in News

There was a two vehicle collision on Kew Road Southport today Saturday 24 January 2015. The accident happened at the junction of Kew Road and Bedford Road Birkdale. No serious injuries involved. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 or 07930717137 Email ots@otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Instagram www.instagram.com/otsnews


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Result: Barnet 4-0 Southport

January 24th, 2015 in News, Sports

Southport fifth defeat in six games. John Akinde scored his 24th goal of the season as Conference leaders Barnet comfortably beat strugglers Southport. Charlie MacDonald sent a volley past Callum Burton to give the Bees the lead midway through the first half. Despite Burton’s best efforts, Luisma Villa found the bottom corner to go 2-0… Read more »


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Southport Snooker Results – Rickerby Cup match reports for the Last 16

January 24th, 2015 in News, Sports

By Chris Gill Rickerby Cup match reports for the Last 16 Mere Brow A, who made last year’s final Rickerby Cup final, went out of the competition on aggregate to Bretherton B after drawing 3 apiece.  Giving a whopping 300 point head start, equating to 50 a man head start, they nearly pulled off a… Read more »


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Spar ready to knock down a Birkdale Village house in order to make way for a new car park

January 24th, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

By Joel Rodwell Plans have been put forward to Sefton Council for the erection of a single storey extension to the rear of the convenience store (Spar) and construction of a new shopper car park to the rear of 59-73 Alma Road after demolition of 59 Alma Road and outbuildings to the rear of the convenience… Read more »


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Formby’s MP Bill Esterson has ripped into the Sefton Local Plan produced by his own Party’s councillors

January 24th, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

By Tom Duffy On his Website, the MP says that Sefton Council should reconsider the Local Plan and give local communities a far bigger role in drawing up a new version. Bill Esterson said Sefton’s latest draft of the plan releases “far too much greenbelt to developers”. Sefton Council, he says, is in danger of allowing big… Read more »


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Fleetwood Road Car Crash Driver Arrested

January 24th, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

Above: The accident spot Fleetwood Road Southport, Merseyside. A man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving at 9:30pm, Friday 23 January 2015. The driver of a silver Ford Focus crashed into a fence between Hesketh Road and Marshside Road. No other vehicles were involved. According to a witness the driver was aggressive and tried to… Read more »


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Sefton Council: Labour force through their Local Plan

January 24th, 2015 in News

By Tom Duffy Thursday’s Sefton Council meeting at Bootle Town Hall saw the controversial Local Plan coming up for discussion. Despite the presence of a large group of environmental campaigners present, and three excellent petitions being presented, Sefton’s ruling Labour councillors ignored the public and voted through their Local Plan which puts acres of high… Read more »


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Swan Census Reports Boom Year for Cygnets at WWT Martin Mere

January 24th, 2015 in News

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre recorded a boom year for cygnets in the 2015 International swan census.  During the recent census 1462 Whooper swans were recorded on the Mere with 285 juvenile cygnets also counted. This was a large number of cygnets counted, with juveniles making up 19% of all the Whooper swans recorded which… Read more »


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