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Southport Hotel Offers Dementia Friendly Welcome

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Southport Hotel Offers Dementia Friendly Welcome The Royal Clifton Hotel has joined the growing numbers of businesses in the resort to back the Southport’s Dementia Friendly campaign. Staff at the hotel have undertaken specialist training which allows them to better understand the needs of those living with varying degrees of dementia. Councillor Pat Keith, who… Read more »

CCTV appeal after sausage theft at Marks & Spencer

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Do you know this male? Ormskirk and Burscough Police are looking to speak to this male in connection with a theft of sausages from Marks and Spencers at Ormskirk on the afternoon of Tuesday 23rd August 2016. Do you know this male? Please contact us quoting: SB1603439 on the following numbers: 01695 566 444 or… Read more »

Man in his 20’s rushed to Southport hospital after suspected drug overdose

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A police officer standing guard on Hampton Road (11am) Man in his 20’s rushed to Southport hospital after suspected drug overdose Merseyside Police can confirm that police are carrying out forensic enquiries at a house in Southport this morning, 23 August. Last night at around 8.45pm, a report was received of a man in his 20s having… Read more »

Southport Café Manager Named Finalst at the Café Life Awards 2016

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Finalist at the Café Life Awards 2016  This week, Britain’s coolest awards announced café manager Susan Yarnell as a sandwich design finalist at this year’s Café Life Awards 2016. Recognising and celebrating all that is great about Café Life in the UK, the awards aim to recognise excellence and encourage innovation in the important UK… Read more »

Council Tackles Southport’s Weed Invasion

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Council Tackles Southport’s Weed Invasion A blitz on weeds has been launched across Southport after it was revealed that regular spraying to combat the problem had been delayed. Work to tackle the growing issue of weeds on the town’s streets and pavements comes after the issue was raised with Sefton Council’s highways maintenance team by… Read more »

Dukes Ward Councillor David Barton holds his Ward Surgery every third Saturday of the month

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Dukes Ward Councillor David Barton holds his Ward Surgery every third Saturday of the month Dukes Ward Councillor David Barton holds his Ward Surgery every third Saturday of the month. The next 3 surgery dates that he shall be available are as follows: Saturday 21st August 2016 Saturday 17th September2016 Saturday 22nd October 2016 Councillor David Barton told OTSNews..oco.uk “This… Read more »

Green Party Say Community Paediatric Services For Southport Are In Chaos

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Green Party Say Community Paediatric Services For Southport Are In Chaos Rick Furness, a local Green Party campaigner, who stood as a candidate in Kew Ward in this year’s local elections, claims that the ‘Community Paediatrics service for Southport children is not fit for purpose.’ Mr Furness explains that ‘a Community Paediatrician is a specialist,… Read more »

A Southport Councillor backs local businesses against proposed parking plans

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Photo: Mrs Louise Hankinson- Everatt of “VIP Hair Emporium”; Mr Bill Signet of “Hignet’s DIY”; Mr Mark Wright of “Smiths TV” and Jackie of “Just Flowers”. Manchester Road Area Consultation Community Campaign OTSNew.co.uk spoke with Cllr David Barton following the Manchester Road Shop owners in uproar at Sefton council parking proposals article posted earlier this week. David… Read more »

Zero tolerance call over redundant Southport Street furniture

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Zero tolerance call over redundant Southport Street furniture  A leading campaigner for the rejuvenation and regeneration of Southport has called for a zero tolerance policy on excess street furniture and redundant and broken signs. Councillor David Barton was speaking a year after first raising the issue with Sefton Council. In that time his work with… Read more »

Bike Stolen from Morrisons Southport

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Bike Stolen from Morrisons Southport A Southport resident contacted OTSNews.co.uk after his bike was stolen from outside Morrison’s 4.15pm Wednesday 10th August. He said: “It was locked to a cycle stand, very busy and they used bolt cutters to cut the lock.” “It is a very distinctive limited edition Carrera hybrid. Grey in colour with… Read more »

RTC Biker taken to Southport DGH following Accident on Formby Bypass

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Photo: Police arriving on scene (6.45pm) RTC Biker taken to Southport DGH following Accident on Formby Bypass The emergency services were called to Formby Bypass at approximately 6.30pm this afternoon (Saturday 6 August 2016) following reports of a RTC. A motorbike was involved in an accident along the Formby Bypass on approaching Ince Woods. Passing… Read more »

CCTV appeal following Birkdale day time burglary

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CCTV appeal following Birkdale day time burglary A house on Liverpool Road, Birkdale, Southport was broken into yesterday afternoon (Friday 5 August). A ktm 250 exc Motocross bike, along with a mountain bike was stolen “The home owner who wishes to remain anonymous told OTSNews.co.uk “A girl arrived at 2:50pm to knock on the door,… Read more »

Southport man Matthew lands a ‘plumb’ role!

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Photo: Ready to roll … Matthew Edwardson outside the new James Hargreaves Plumbing Depot in Southport. Southport is set to welcome a new business – with a local man at the helm. James Hargreaves Plumbing Depot is to open a £250,000 trade counter and bathroom showroom on Hall Street later this month with 33-year-old Matthew Edwardson… Read more »

Concern for safety on Ainsdale Sand Dunes

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Concern for safety on Ainsdale Sand Dunes Merseyside police, Southport Coastguard and air support have been searching for vulnerable male between Ainsdale beach and Pontins, Friday 5 Aug 2016. Police located man and a trying are currently in negotiations to get him to leave the dunes. OTSNew.co.uk will have further updates. Sefton Cashing in on… Read more »

Litter rules are same for all in Southport

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Litter rules are the same for all in Southport Contractors and employees of Sefton Council will be treated the same as everyone else when they drop cigarette but or other litter. Councillor Tony Dawson took up the matter with senior council managers when OTSNews.co.uk exposed a sefton litter warden dropping a cigarette butt in Southport’s… Read more »

1st Hillside Cider and Sausage Festival 5th – 7th August 2016

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1st Hillside Cider and Sausage Festival 5th – 7th August 2016 Visitors to Hillside over the last few months will have noticed the signs of revitalisation of the shopping parade along Sandon Road. The opening of the Grasshopper Micropub, the smart Café 66 and just around the corner the Pines wine bar have given the… Read more »

Body of man found in Southport hotel room

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Body of man found in Southport hotel room  Merseyside Police can confirm that enquiries are being carried out to establish how a man whose body was found in a hotel room in Southport died. Police officers were called to the Scarisbrick Hotel at 2.10pm by staff who had become concerned about a guest who they… Read more »

Labour battle over ‘crashed’ Eagle

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Photo: Angela Eagle / Credit bbc While the Labour Party members nationally gear up for their controversial  leadership vote, suspended Labour Parties on Merseyside are battling over candidate who isn’t even in the contest any more. As Jeremy Corbyn came to Liverpool, some locval Labour members are saying that Wallasey MP Angela Eagle has been the… Read more »

“Rubbish Friends” Litter pickers and Southport Hoteliers Association team up to clean up!!

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“Rubbish Friends” Litter pickers and Southport Hoteliers Association team up to clean up!! Southport’s litter picking group “Rubbish Friends” will be out on Wednesday 3rd August cleaning up Southport Promenade before the next round of Britain in Bloom Judging on 5th August. The intrepid volunteers will be working alongside members of Southport Hoteliers Association to… Read more »

UPDATE: Cllr David Barton – Lord Street North Litter Issue Article

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Rotting household rubbish spewed all over Lord street “In response to this article I would like to update people on the situation. I have received confirmation from Sefton Council that the issue is being caused by people who don’t know the refuse collection day in the area. The council is to re-leaflet the area shortly and may… Read more »

HM Coastguard Southport Merseyside Fire and Rescue training on beach

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Photo gallery from todays exercise HM Coastguard Southport Merseyside Fire and Rescue training on beach Today HM Coastguard Southport crew took part in a joint training exercise with Merseyside Fire and Rescue (Southport) to practice recovering a person from the mud and soft sand on our beach, Sunday 31 July 2016. Both teams worked together to… Read more »

Man and two dogs rough sleeping in Southport

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Man and two dogs rough sleeping in Southport Sad times – this man and his two dogs have spent another night in the rain. This man has taken rest in a weather shelter along Park Road West, near to the Southport Golf Links, Friday 29 July 2016. Fiona Aldred who organised Rockin for the homeless at Birkers said:… Read more »

Classic, Vintage and rare cars or motorcycles wanted at Birkdale Village Summer Fayre

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Photo: Birkdale resident, Chris Walker alongside his Vintage Aston Martin Classic, Vintage and rare cars or motorcycles wanted at Birkdale Village Summer Fayre Organisers of the Birkdale summer Fayre are looking for owners of Classic, Vintage and rare cars or motorcycles to display at this years event. The Birkdale Summer Fayre takes place on Saturday 6th… Read more »

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