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UPDATE: Petrol bomb attack destroys two cars in Birkdale

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Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) have launched a joint investigation after a suspected arson in Birkdale last night, Sunday 15 January. At around 7pm, MFRS requested assistance after two vehicles were found on fire in Stanley Avenue. A BMW X5 was found damaged at the location and fire damage was also… Read more »

Someone not paid the rent?

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Photo: Alleyway between Lord street and Stanley street Once again fly tippers have left their mark Southport town centre, Friday 13 January 2017. The resident that spotted this mess said: “It seems like someone has been thrown out, the furniture  clothes before have been trashed.” Photo: Stanley Street entrance to the property A large amount of… Read more »

Nurse recruitment open evening at Southport hospital

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Nurse recruitment open evening at Southport hospital Southport hospital is hosting a recruitment event for nurses interested in working at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. This open evening follows a number of successful events in 2016 and is an opportunity for newly qualified and experienced nurses to meet other nurses and team members, and… Read more »

Dine In Style At Southport FC With Office Bar and Restaurant Menu

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Southport Football Club has amazing corporate hospitality opportunites to dine in style and support the Sandgrounders between 25th February and the end of the Vanarama National League season on 29th April. Sponsored by Elite Marquees, a marquee was erected at Southport Football Club for three games and it was an amazing success. The feedback from… Read more »

CCTV after theft at Lord Street jewellers, Southport

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Merseyside Police has issued CCTV images of a man officers believe may have vital information after a theft at a jewellers in Southport on Sunday (8 January 2017). Officers were called to Ernest Jones, on Lord Street at around 2.45pm, following a report that a man had walked into the shop before taking an engagement… Read more »

Huge Oxford Road care home opposed by Southport councillor

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Huge Oxford Road care home opposed by Southport councillor Plans to build yet another HUGE care home in West Birkdale’s Oxford Road are being opposed by a local councillor. The site is the former spectacular turreted 8 Oxford Road which was the gateway building to the West Birkdale Conservation Area before it was left empty… Read more »

Meols Ward Councillors Advice Centre

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Meols Ward Councillors Advice Centre Saturday 14th January             Meols Ward Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton will be holding their next Advice Centre on Saturday 14th January. They will be available from 11am-12noon at Crossens School, Rufford Road, to assist residents with any local issues, problems or… Read more »

New hands at the helm at WLYC

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New hands at the helm at WLYC The recent New Year’s celebrations brought with it a change at  West  Lancashire Yacht (WLYC).  After  a   very  busy  and successful sailing season, the New Year rang in the succession of new President, Kit Robinson (Left) and  Commodore  Richard  Barnes  (Right). The Club members  also  celebrated  the… Read more »

Birkdale care village granted permission

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Mosaic Town Planning has successfully appealed against Sefton Council’s refusal of a specialist care village for up to 104 people in Birkdale, on behalf of community care operator Belong. A Government planning inspector found that the character and appearance of the West Birkdale Conservation Area which surrounds the application site would be preserved, and dismissed… Read more »

The Fernley Pier Drone Footage Goes Viral within 24 hours

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The Fernley Pier Drone Footage Goes Viral within 24 hours With final preparations underway for the second Fernley event on New Year’s Day the STORM team have been amazed with the viral response to their Fernley promo video filmed on Southport Pier.  The footage filmed by Bertie Cunningham aged 15 using a aerial drone has… Read more »

CCTV Appeal following attempted burglary in Birkdale this morning

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CCTV Appeal following attempted burglary in Birkdale this morning (1.45am) A Birkdale resident is appealing for help identifying the two males that attempted to break into her property in the early hours of this morning, Friday 30 December 2016. The home owner told OTSNews.co.uk: “This happened at 1:45am this morning on Liverpool Road, at the junction of… Read more »

Do you need a sugar detox for the New Year?

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Photo: Natures Remedies, 6 Market St, Southport PR8 1HH Do you need a sugar detox for the New Year The Great Sugar Debate. Sugar is on the tip of everyone’s tongue with heated arguments around regulating sugar, health warnings and taxes. But the big question is ‘will cutting sugar out of your diet really change your… Read more »

Local MG Club raise £148 for Derian House children’s Hospice

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MG Club raise £148 for Derian House children’s Hospice Today 23rd of December our star prize (Alexander the Bear) and also the £148 raised from raffling him off in last weeks MG Christmas Festivities were presented to Derian House children’s Hospice. Alexander seen here with Lynn on the left being presented to Joanne on the… Read more »

A Southport family business robbed of over £8000 worth of goods

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Photo: CCTV image A Southport family business robbed of over £8000 worth of goods Officers were called to a report of a burglary at Market Street Food and Wine in the early hours of Wednesday 21 December 2016. The man is description as like very skinny, 6’1” to 6’2″, around 41 years-old and was waring… Read more »

‘I think it’s disgraceful’ – ‘mindless’ vandals pull down handrail

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Photo: Hampton Road footbridge, Southport ‘I think it’s disgraceful’ – ‘mindless’ vandals pull down handrail  ‘MINDLESS’ vandals have left the footbridge at the north end of Hampton Road Southport in a dangerous state after ripping it from its foundations. About six teenage boys were reportedly seen by residents renching the rail from its foundations before running… Read more »

Southport residents invited to alcohol awareness event

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Southport residents invited to alcohol awareness event Residents are being invited to find out more about the dangers of alcohol and the importance of sensible drinking at a special event early in the New Year. With the festive season out of the way, the Alcohol Awareness Day will be held at Seaforth’s Bowersdale Resource Centre on Crescent… Read more »

Funeral arrangements for Tony Farrington (Southport)

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Photo: Tony Farrington, 1951 – 2016 It is with deep sadness to announce that well known Southport man Tony Farrington passed away on the 14th December, aged 65 years young. The funeral for Tony will take place at Southport Crematorium on Friday 23rd December at 8:50am. Family and friends will be invited back to the George… Read more »

The perfect Christmas gift for that friend with a “Bump”

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The perfect Christmas gift for that friend with a “Bump” Christmas is coming…….. What better present than a voucher for a scan? Bump of Churchtown will upgrade the simple 4D package to the premium 4D package at no extra charge when bought on a voucher. The cost is only £70 (saving £20). Excellent Gift for… Read more »

Southport’s ‘Fantastic Fox’

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Photo: left to right, Lynette Browne Danny Howard Emma Kennard (winner), Geoff Tyas Southport’s ‘Fantastic Fox’ ‘Fantastic Fox’ the bells were ringing out for Christmas last night at the Fox and goose as the massive karaoke final took place, after 10 heats and over 60 singers it came down  to the final 10 finalists. The atmosphere was… Read more »

R.I.P Kenny Allibone (Southport)

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R.I.P Kenny Allibone (Southport) OTSNews.co.uk is saddened to report the death of a well known Southport resident Kenny Allibone. Kenny past away (Tuesday 13 December) age 66. Kenny was a well regarded plasterer in the Southport area. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. The funeral will take place on Friday 23rd December… Read more »

How do you see the future of Southport?

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How do you see the future of Southport?  At 7pm on 16 December at the Salvation Army on Shakespeare Street there will be a presentation on the possible future for our town.  Titled A vision for the future of our town: silicon sands at the heart of the green energy coast, Lib Dem councillor, Fred Weavers,… Read more »

Warning of a Cold Caller in Southport

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Warning of a Cold Caller in Southport Last week after nurses had visited and left a resident’s address in Southport, a female called at the property and told the occupier that she had professional links with the nurses. It was suggested by her that the occupier may find the product she would demonstrate could help… Read more »

Southport’s outdoor cinema returns with Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life

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Southport’s outdoor cinema returns with Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life Join us on Saturday 17th December for Christmas activities, carol singing, food, crafts and a screening of it’s a wonderful life.donations of £2 will be collected and all monies raised will go to (The friends of Kings Gardens) as a registered charity to help… Read more »

Boozed up driver arrested after crashing into Burscough traffic lights

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Boozed up driver arrested after crashing into Burscough traffic lights  Yesterday evening (Thursday 8 December), police were called to a road traffic collision on Liverpool Road involving 1 vehicle that had collided with traffic lights at a pedestrian crossing. The driver was found be over the legal alcohol limit and was arrested at scene. No… Read more »

Extortionate Southport business rates forces another shop closure

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Photo: Aphrodite and Adonis on Eastbank Street Whopping Southport business rates forces another closure   A lingerie store which open opened in May this year less than a year is set to close its doors on Sunday, December 11. Aphrodite and Adonis on Eastbank Street in Southport will be closing its Eastbank street store. The store… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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