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Paracetamol ‘doesn’t work’ for lower back pain

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Paracetamol ‘doesn’t work’ for lower back pain “Paracetamol used to treat acute lower back pain is no better than a dummy pill,” BBC News reports. A well-conducted trial casts doubts on the widespread recommendation that paracetamol is an effective treatment for lower back pain. It reports on a randomised double-blind controlled trial of people with… Read more »

Open email to OTS News.co.uk Editor: warning “Hot drinks at McDonalds” Southport

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Open email to OTS News.co.uk Editor:  warning “Hot drinks at McDonalds” Southport A local mother is warning others to take extra care when buying hot drinks from McDonalds after her son was scalded. Pictured above Jack recovering at home. The parent said: We went to McDonalds drive through in Southport this morning (Sunday 27th July… Read more »

Fracking is coming to Formby!

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Fracking is coming to Formby! Aurora Petroleum intends to conduct a survey to acquire 51 square kilometres of data between Formby & Ormskirk. Come & find out more. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email ots@otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk

Liverpool Giants: Marionettes sail away in river boat finale

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Liverpool Giants: Marionettes sail away in river boat finale A giant marionette show commemorating World War One has come to a close with a spectacular river boat finale. The three giants pulled huge crowds to Liverpool over three days. Grandmother, Little Girl and Xolo the dog have now sailed out of the city on the… Read more »

The Learning Rooms Southport celebrate first birthday party

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The Learning Rooms Southport celebrate first birthday party The Learning Rooms Southport are celebrating their first birthday party next Sunday (3/8/14) from 2pm-4pm. The Learning Rooms is located at 49a Windsor Road where there will be refreshments available and demonstrations and performances from their singing, drama and performing arts groups. There will also be fun… Read more »

Southport Woodland and Community Walkabout with Ainsdale’s Cllr Haydn Preece

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Woodland and Community Walkabout with Ainsdale’s Cllr Haydn Preece 27th July 2014 Update Subsequent to the latest woodland neglect and vandalism some of the original (banned) WWP team today went walkabout with Cllr Haydn Preece and highlighted several local issues involved. We have reported before on the frequently broken fencing at the Brookdale. This is… Read more »

Garage fire Hampton Road Southport

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Garage fire Hampton Road Southport Fire-fighters were called to Hampton Road, Southport, at approximately 1:15pm this afternoon (Sunday 27th July 2014) following reports of a fire. They arrived on scene to find a garage on fire. They quickly extinguished the blaze. An investigation is underway into the cause of the fire. Three appliances attended the… Read more »

POLICE ROUND UP – MEMORIES OF AUGUST 1914 EVENT

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ROUND UP – MEMORIES OF AUGUST 1914 EVENT Merseyside Police has thanked the hundreds of thousands of people who have been in Liverpool since Wednesday, 23 July, to see the Memories of August 1914 event. Huge numbers of visitors and local people have turned out to see the return of the Little Girl Giant and her dog Xolo, along… Read more »

Edge Hill University honours comedian Johnny Vegas

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Comedian and actor Johnny Vegas has been awarded an honorary doctorate from a Lancashire university. Vegas, whose real name is Michael Pennington, was given the award at a ceremony held by Edge Hill University, Ormskirk. St Helens-born Vegas, 44, began his career in 1995 and went on to win the Festival Critics Award at the… Read more »

Horse drawn taxi parking “waste of space” The Promenade Southport

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Some years back, Sefton MBC  tried to encourage horse drawn taxis along The Promenade in Southport, on the lines of those used in Blackpool. Sadly it didn’t take off, but the horse drawn taxi bay still remains on the Promenade, taking to, what could be two parking spaces. Isn’t it time Sefton removed the signs… Read more »

RTC Tarleton lights biker in hospital

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RTC Tarleton lights biker in hospital The emergency services were called to Tarleton lights at about 12:45pm this afternoon (Saturday 26th July 2014) following reports of a RTC. A biker collided with a car near the main traffic lights at Tarleton. He was taken to hospital a short time later His condition is unknown at… Read more »

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