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Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme April 2016

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Sefton Council is changing its Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS) from April 1, 2016. By law each financial year Sefton Council must consider whether to revise or replace its Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme. Following a period of consultation, Sefton has reviewed the 2015/16 scheme and at last week’s Full Council meeting (January 29) a… Read more »

R.I.P Peter Creegan (Southport)

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It is with deep sadness to announce that local man Peter Creegan passed away suddenly today at the young age of 48 years, Thursday February 4 2016. Peter was a well-Known and popular taxi driver in the town. He will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends. Funeral details to be announced Peter Creegan 1968-2016… Read more »

3 Car Crash on Roe Lane, Southport

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Photo: 3 car RTC Roe Lane, (2.30pm) The emergency services were called to Roe Lane following a report of a three car collision shortly after 2.15pm, Thursday February 4 2016. Paramedics arrived within minutes, followed by police who arrived a short time later. Police left the scene to attend another incident whilst paramedics treated the… Read more »

Pedestrian hit by car Lord Street, Southport

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Photo: Lord Street RTC scene (8am) An 81 year-old man was taken to hospital after colliding with a car on Lord Street in Southport. The emergency services were called to a stretch of Lord Street outside Sainsbury’s at around 7.25am this morning. An 81-year-old man suffered a suspected fractured knee, and injury to his forehead, said a… Read more »

Independent Churchtown businesses Vandalised

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Photo: Concetta @ Peaches, Botanic Road, Churchtown A number of independent businesses in Churchtown Village have experienced mindless vandalism over recent weeks. One independent business owner said: “A number of businesses along Botanic Road have been vandalised in recent weeks, it usually happens towards the end of the week between 11pm and midnight”. It is understood that… Read more »

No Mystery surrounds The Metro that has reopened on the 18th January

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No Mystery surrounds The Metro that has reopened on the 18th January The Metro Bar and Hotel Ltd ceased trading as a Limited Company shortly after Christmas Martin Holgate from the Metro said: “The Metro reopen on the 18th January as scheduled – please be assured that we will honour all bookings made and all deposits paid”.   The… Read more »

Funeral announcement of Southport Legend

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R.I.P Keith Redmond Keith Redmond born 19th June 1952 sadly passed away on the 8th January, surrounded by his close loving family after a 19 month battle against pancreatic cancer complicated by previously diagnosed myeloid leukaemia. Keith fought a brave battle without complaint and remained optimistic and cheerful retaining his sense of humour always helping… Read more »

Car smashes into lamppost in Southport (

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Photo: Wight Moss Way, Southport (2pm) The emergency services were called to Wight Moss Way shortly after 1.30pm this after following reports of driver colliding with a lamppost. Fortunately no other vehicles or persons appeared to be involved. The injured BMW driver was treated at the scene by paramedics then transferred to Southport Hospital. Police remain at… Read more »

Community Justice Panels to launch in Sefton

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The needs of victims of crime are set to be put at the centre of the justice system in Sefton with the launch of Community Justice Panels. The service, launched by Sefton Council in partnership with Merseyside Police, is a neighbourhood approach to resolving anti-social behaviour, community conflict and small level criminal offenses with the… Read more »

Concern grows for man, 44, still missing from Preston

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Photo: Missing Mark King We are getting increasingly concerned about a man who is still missing from Preston. Mark King, 44, went missing from the Priory Hospital on Rosemary Lane in Bartle at 6pm on Thursday 7 January and has not been seen since. He is described as white, 5ft 8in tall, slim build with wavy… Read more »

UPDATE: Manager of ‘Fun 4 Kidz’ arrested on child porn is dead (Farnbrough Road School Southport)

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UPDATE: Manager of ‘Fun 4 Kidz’ arrested on child porn is dead (Farnbrough Road School Southport) Farnbough Road parents have today been notified that the manager of ‘Fun 4 Kidz’ arrested on child porn offenses last march has died. Debbie Stephens Chief Executive said: “We write to inform you of the death of a former… Read more »

Thieves steal every Enterprise Rent-A-Car key from Southport Office

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Photo: Empty Enterprise forecourt, Norwood, Southport Merseyside Police were called to Enterprise Rent-A-Car on Norwood road following reports of a burglary in the early hours of this morning, Sunday January 1o 2015 Thieves gained entry into the office and stole keys for all the rental cars parked on the forecourt. At the moment it is not know… Read more »

OTSnews celebrate being Southport’s most searched news site with a FREE APP

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Photo: Download the FREE OTSnews App OTSnews celebrate being the most searched news website in Southport by launching a FREE App. Apple link is Android link is OTSnews director Joel Rodwell said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to all our readers and advertisers. OTSnews is a growing brand and the demand for… Read more »

A Southport Councillor organises a free community skip

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Photo: Councillor Pat Keith A community skip arrived on Preesall Close for the first of four quarterly appearances. Councillor Pat Keith said:  “I am delighted that we have been able to provide a free community skip to help people clear out their rubbish.  The facility is particularly useful for residents who don’t have access to a… Read more »

County Financial Services move to new premises in Hoghton Street, Southport

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The team are all Southport residents, led by Paul Gilchrist(left). These new premises give our clients easier access than ever from a prime central location in Southport. Providing mortgages, life insurance, sickness insurance, private health & critical illness cover. County Financial Services, part of The County Group (, are a leading provider of financial services… Read more »

UPDATE: Wanted man George Huyton Arrested

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George Huyton was arrested yesterday, Tuesday 29 December, at an address in Liverpool. He was arrested for failure to attend court in relation to charges of witness intimidation/ damage, and possession of a Class B drug. He was remanded to prison to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on 07/01/16.   Original (03/11/2015) Appeal to find… Read more »

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