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Santa comes to Hillside this Saturday

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Santa comes to Hillside this Saturday This coming Saturday (10th December) Hillside will have a very special visitor. Santa Claus is coming to the village. The annex at The Grasshopper Micropub will be Santa’s grotto for the day and boys and girls can visit Santa there between 11am and 1pm. Parents can book children in… Read more »

Did you lose your deposit when Birkdale’s Carlos & Marco’s Brasserie in Birkdale Village closed down?

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Did you lose your deposit when Birkdale’s Carlos & Marco’s Brasserie in Birkdale Village closed down? If the answer is yes then Twelve in Southport will help you! Twelve would like to help the people who have recently lost Christmas deposits due to Carlos & Marco’s closing down, Twelve will help you! Photo: Twelve 12… Read more »

Southport councillor negotiates restoration of iconic telephone boxes

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Southport councillor negotiates restoration of iconic telephone boxes  Two iconic telephone boxes close to Southport Town Hall are being restored to their former glory after a local councillor won his campaign to have them repaired. Cllr David Barton has announced that work on the dual boxes on Corporation Street, which are among the last of… Read more »

Immigration raid on Southport nail bar – two detained

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Immigration raid on Southport nail bar – two detained Acting on intelligence, Home Office immigration enforcement officers visited Purple Nails on Eastbank Street Southport at around 3pm this afternoon (Wednesday 30 November). Officers questioned staff to establish whether they had the right to live and work in the UK. A 29-year-old man was found working… Read more »

Southport to Liverpool train disruption

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Southport to Liverpool train disruption Cancellations to services to Southport Due to a broken down train between Bank Hall and Sandhills some Southport and Hunts Cross lines are disrupted. Impact: Train services to Southport may be cancelled or delayed. Disruption is expected until 09:00 30/November. Alterations to services to Hunts Cross Due to a broken… Read more »

When it rains, it kills – warning to Merseyside drivers

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When it rains, it kills – warning to Merseyside drivers Travelling too fast for current conditions a factor in 1 in 9 deaths 30 times more likely to be killed or seriously injured in rain than snow Highways England launches new campaign urging drivers to slow down in rain Highways England is launching a new… Read more »

New mental hospital planned for Southport

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New mental hospital planned for Southport Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust is inviting people to share their views at public consultation events where proposals for a state of the art new mental health hospital in Southport will be revealed. The Trust is proposing to rebuild its existing mental health unit on the former Southport General… Read more »

Shoplifter arrested in Sainsbury’s Southport

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Shoplifter arrested in Sainsbury’s Southport  Merseyside police were called to Sainsbury’s on Lord Street, Southport after security staff intercepted an attempted theft, Thursday 24 November 2016. Police turned up within minutes of staff raising the alarm. Officers questioned the man on the premises then took him in handcuffs to Southport’s nearest custody suite in Liverpool.   Submit News Contact us with… Read more »

Southport Sainsbury’s Support Mission Christmas

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Southport Sainsbury’s Support Mission Christmas As the festive season draws closer, Sainsbury’s Southport, in partnership with Rock FM are hosting the “Mission Christmas” appeal. Some of you who shop in Sainsbury’s may have noticed two boxes appear near our checkouts. These boxes are there to allow customers and staff to donate extra presents which can… Read more »

Call for work to improve Southport’s Lord Street Safety

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Call for work to improve Southport’s Lord Street Safety A councillor has called for the anti-skidding surface to be replaced on Southport’s main street amid concern that it is dangerous and looks unsightly. Cllr David Barton, a campaigner for the restoration and regeneration of the town, revealed that the surface on Lord Street had been… Read more »

Save Southport Accident & Emergency Unit

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Save Southport Accident & Emergency Unit Liberal Democrats urge residents to back the petition to save Southport A&E. “Secret plans to downgrade A&E facilities in the Merseyside and Cheshire Region have been hastily withdrawn by NHS bosses but that does not mean they are forgotten or won’t happen. In the plans Southport A&E was to… Read more »

The Will Writing Guild (UK) Ltd Southport Join OTS News Business Directory

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The Will Writing Guild (UK) Ltd Southport Join OTS News Business Directory OTS News.co.uk welcomes The Will Writing Guild (UK) Ltd to Southport’s number 1 online news media outlet. The Will Writing Guild (UK) Ltd or The WWG has been established for over 25 years, providing Will services across the North West. During this period, we have prepared… Read more »

Meols Ward Councillors Advice Centre (Thursday 24th November)

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Meols Ward Councillors Advice Centre (Thursday 24th November)             Meols Ward Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton will be holding their next Advice Centre on Thursday 24th November. They will be available from 10.30am-11.30am at BoxTree Kitchen for Queenscourt café, Manor Road/Cambridge Road roundabout to assist residents with any… Read more »

Mobile phone company receptive to residents’ pleas over mast

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Mobile phone company receptive to residents’ pleas over mast  Residents and their local councillor are working with a mobile phone provider to identify locations for a mobile phone mast after objecting to the proposed site. Cllr David Barton, who represents Dukes Ward on Sefton Council, arranged a meeting between CTIL, the company which manages networks… Read more »

A Blooming Lovely Borough

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A Blooming Lovely Borough Sefton is the pick of the bunch after scooping a number of awards in the prestigious North West in Bloom and Britain in Bloom competitions. In the national awards, Southport in Bloom was crowned Overall Winner in the Large Coastal Resort category for the first time since 2002, beating strong competition… Read more »

Southport’s total Eclipse of the SUN Newspaper

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Southport’s total Eclipse of the SUN Newspaper Sefton Council has supported a motion calling on all retailers and vendors of newspapers in the borough to stop selling copies of The S*n. The motion was submitted by Cllr Gordon Friel at last night’s (November 17) Full Council meeting held at Southport Town Hall and was approved with… Read more »

SHHHH!!! – Botanic Road Bar and Eatery will be open Weds 23rd November 2016

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Photo: Botanic Road Bar and Eatery, Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport SHHHH!!! – Botanic Road Bar and Eatery will be open Weds 23rd November 2016 Owners, James Birchall and Claire Doran are pleased to announce that Botanic Road Bar and Eatery is scheduled to open its doors on Wednesday 23rd of November. Botanic Road will engage with a… Read more »

Opportunity to discuss the Legion’s services

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Opportunity to discuss the Legion’s services The Legion’s Advice and Information Officer, Sarah Abbotson, will be available at Byng House to discuss face to face the Legion’s services with anyone that may need help. This also includes: signposting people to other welfare services, discussing membership with those wanting to join the Legion and discussing any… Read more »

Labour Mayor’s bid to put up Council Tax by Ten per cent

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Labour Mayor’s bid to put up Council Tax by Ten per cent Liverpool Labour’s  ‘Elected Mayor’ Joe Anderson wants to put up Council Tax by over 14 per cent in the next two years. Faced with increasing cutbacks in government cash support for the city, Mayor Anderson will be pushing up Council Tax by the… Read more »

Planned road works in the North West – Monday 14 to Sunday 20 November

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Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 14 to Sunday 20 November 2016 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 11 November and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is… Read more »

Local MG Club Get Bowled Over in Southport

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Local MG Club Get Bowled Over in Southport This Friday evening the 4th of November W.L.MG.O.C held our annual social bowling night at the Premiere Bowl and Laser at the Ocean Plaza Southport. Club members met up at around 19.30 for a 20.00 start, this is a social night that many of the members look forward… Read more »

The Fitness Lab 24 hour Prowler sled challenge for Queenscourt Hospice

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The Fitness Lab 24 hour Prowler sled challenge for Queenscourt Hospice. The award winning ‘The Fitness Lab‘ Gym in Birkdale Village, Southport will hosting an all-nighter with gym buddies pushing themselves to the limit through a gruelling 24-hour workout session to raise funds for Queenscourt Hospice. Over forty people have volunteered to take the challenge where they will… Read more »

Couple raise cash for specialist neonatal cot

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Picture shows Angie Cullen, Bereavement Midwife; Karen Wareing, Neonatal Unit Manager; Katie Jennings and Gareth Lee; and David McGurrell from 4 Louis. Couple raise cash for specialist neonatal cot Fundraisers presented a specialist cot to the Neonatal Unit at Ormskirk and District General Hospital. Gareth Lee and Katie Jennings raised the cash through the 4 Louis… Read more »

Verandahs renovation campaign celebrates a year of success

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Verandahs renovation campaign celebrates a year of success  A campaign to renovate Lord Street’s iconic Verandahs and showcase Southport’s unique heritage is celebrating a year of successes. The campaign was launched 12 months ago by Cllr David Barton, a leading campaigner for the restoration and improvement of the town centre. He has now revealed that… Read more »

WATCH: Man threatening to jump off Southport Pier comes to his senses

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Police threatening to jump off Southport Pier comes to his senses Merseyside police were called to Marine Drive this morning when a man threatened to jump off Southport Pier, Tuesday 1 November 2016 A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: “We were called to Marine Drive just before 8.30am today (Tuesday) due to concerns for the man’s safety. The… Read more »

Queensway Tunnel weekend closure to allow for essential maintenance works

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Drivers are advised to avoid the Queensway (Birkenhead) Tunnel while a weekend of essential maintenance work is carried out next month. The tunnel will be closed in both directions between 9pm Friday 11th November and 6.30am Monday 14th November to allow for essential repair work to take place. Drivers are advised to use the Kingsway (Wallasey)… Read more »

Thieves target County Financial Services office in Southport

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Photo: County Financial Services, Hoghton Street, Southport Thieves target County Financial Services Southport Thieves violently ransacked the offices of the award winning County Financial Services during the early hours of Sunday morning (30th October 2016). It is thought the burglars forced their way through the back door on looking for cash, which now faces a massive… Read more »

Fireworks fired into traffic in Southport

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Fireworks fired into traffic in Southport  Merseyside Police were called to Botanic Gardens in Chuchtown Southport this evening after residents reported fireworks being fired at buses and cars along Bankfield Lane at around 6.30pm this evening , Sunday 30 October 2016). A Bankfield resident said: “If you’re driving around the Botanic Gardens be careful! Some idiots shooting… Read more »

45-year-old man dies in Southport flat fire

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A man has died in a fire that broke out in the bedroom of a flat in Southport. Two fire engines attended the scene on Gordon Street on Saturday afternoon. The blaze, that had started “some time previously”, was already out when fire crews arrived, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service said. A 45-year-old male was… Read more »

‘Elite Fighting Championships 13’ Southport – Sunday 6th November

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‘Elite Fighting Championships 13’ Southport – Sunday 6th November  World Championship Kickboxing returns to Southport once again on Sunday 6th November as Elite Fighting Championships is back at the Prince of Wales Hotel for the 13th time. Topping the bill in his hometown for the first time since 2013 Elite Gym Southport’s Kevin Ward 5x… Read more »

Councillor declares war on Southport’s dirty drains

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Councillor declares war on Southport’s dirty drains A councillor has declared war on Southport’s blocked and flooded drains in a bid to improve town centre roads and footpaths. Cllr David Barton, who represents Dukes Ward, has provided Sefton Council with a list of sites along Lord Street in need of attention to prevent them causing… Read more »

WATCH: Take Me Out filming in Southport today

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Take Me Out filming in Southport’s Vincent cocktail bar today. Take Me Out the dating game show that presented by comedian Paddy McGuinness was today filming two daters in the the Vincent cocktail bar in Southport, Wednesday 26 October 2016 The show is set to be aired in the coming weeks. Directors of the show selected Southport’s… Read more »

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