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Colour Blast set to return and add a splash of colour to Southport

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Thousands of runners are set to make their way through clouds of powdered paint when the Galloway’s Southport Colour Blast returns to Princes Park for a second year. The event, which will raise money for Galloway’s, Southport’s local sight loss charity, will take place on Sunday 9th July. Last year’s event raised £10,000, with over… Read more »

Talented Southport trainee hair stylist warded second place in the SME Insurance ‘Create The Look’ competitionwarded second place in the SME Insurance ‘Create The Look’ competition

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Talented local trainee hair stylist, Eric Joey Jones, from Southport has been awarded second place in the SME Insurance ‘Create The Look’ competition. Lance Breakwell from Wolverhampton has beaten hopefuls from across the UK to be crowned the nation’s top up-and-coming stylist.  The return of “Create the Look”, hosted by business insurance provider SME Insurance… Read more »

UPDATE | Police officer injured during a pursuit in Southport

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Photo: Motorcycle involved in incident,Hargreaves Street (8:30pm) BREAKING: Police officer injured during a pursuit in Southport UPDATE Merseyside Police is investigating following reports of a fail to stop collision in Southport last night, Monday 27 March. The incident happened at around 7.30pm on Hargreaves Street when a motorbike was reported to have been in collision… Read more »

CAMRA celebrates pub planning loophole closure

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Photo: The Blundell Arms on Upper Aughton Road CAMRA celebrates pub planning loophole closure  Following a successful campaign led by the Campaign for Real Ale, the Government has just announced (here) that it will support a measure to close a planning loophole in England which has allowed pubs to be demolished or converted to a… Read more »

4X4 vehicle stuck on Southport Beach

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4X4 vehicle stuck on Southport Beach A 4X4 vehicle became stuck in mud on Southport Beach this evening (Sunday 26 March 2017). The incident happened about 500 yards out to sea off Weld Road, Birkdale. The driver remains on scene waiting for a recovery vehicle to pull the 4×4 free.   Submit News Contact us with… Read more »

Home Instead Service Information and Recruitment Event

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Home Instead Service Information and Recruitment Event Home Instead are holding a Service Information and Recruitment Event at Southport Hospital on Monday 27th March from 10.00am-3.00pm. Come and have a chat with Sandra and Debbie outside Applejacks café.  Hope to see you there.  T: 01704 547 938 M: 0151 928 8532 Click here to find… Read more »

MATCH REPORT | Burscough 1-3 Kendal

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Burscough 1-3 Kendal Burscough were dealt yet another blow as they suffered yet another home defeat to visitors Kendal. Keith McCann’s side had good news earlier in the week that potential relegation battlers Prescot Cables were handed a points reduction. But Burscough failed to capitalise as relegation looms. A full strength Burscough squad struggled at… Read more »

Southport ‘Strut Your Mutt’ for Qeenscourt Hospice

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Southport ‘Strut Your Mutt’ for Qeenscourt Hospice We are less than two weeks away from the 2017 Queenscourt Hospice ‘Strut Your Mutt’.  This fun 5k sponsored dog walk is taking place along Ainsdale Beach on Sunday 9th April and we would love you and your four legged friend to sign up to take part and… Read more »

Fundraising duo Hit £400,00 for Hospice

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BUCKET collectors, Don Franks and Charles Callaghan have raised a staggering £400,000 for St. Joseph’s Hospice over the last 17 years.  The retired pair have faced all weathers and have spent, in total, 800 days standing outside train stations, sports grounds and shopping centres, wearing their yellow hospice vests and greeting passers by. They have… Read more »

VIDEO | Cromer Road Residents’ pleas for help ignored by Southport Liberal Democrats

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Despite the best efforts of crusading Councillor David Barton and the local residents at Cromer Road, Birkdale a recent collective initiative to address a long- standing issue that has plagued local residents for almost two decades has been thwarted by the local Southport Liberal Democrats. Having produced a report in concert with data provided by… Read more »

Scores of Southport businesses could be paying too much in business rates

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Photo: Cllr David Barton Scores of Southport businesses could be paying too much in business rates Businesses across Southport have been urged to check their business rate calculations after it was revealed many could be paying too much. Cllr David Barton said the anomalies were discovered after he conducted an in-depth investigation with the help… Read more »

Southport College stages Sefton Festival

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Southport College stages Sefton Festival More than 100 children recently took part in Sefton Festival of Performing Arts held at Southport College. Four local performing arts schools entered students in classes ranging from verse speaking, prose reading, solo and group acting, musical theatre and popular song. It is the fourth year that the festival has… Read more »

Appeal following motorbike theft in Birkdale

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Appeal following motorbike theft in Birkdale  Merseyside Police is appealing for information after a motorbike was stolen from a the Birkdale area. At around 9pm on Wednesday, 15 March the bike, a black, silver and orange Honda CBR was taken on Liverpool Road. House to house and CCTV enquiries have been carried out and officers… Read more »

Average speed camera installation A565 Southport New Road

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In January it was announced by the constabulary and Lancashire Road Safety Partnership that eight routes across the county are set to be targeted with average speed cameras, in a bid to cut down on the number of road casualties. Installation work has now begun on the third route, A565 Southport New Road between the B5246 at… Read more »

Golfers raise more than £16,000 for hospital children’s unit

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Picture from left to right: Linda Connolly, Alison Wood, Will Oldfield and Tina Hill. Golfers raise more than £16,000 for hospital children’s unit  Members of Hurlston Hall Golf Club have celebrated raising £16,400 for the Children’s Unit at Ormskirk and District Hospital over the past 12 months. Will Oldfield, the 2016 Club Captain 2016, said:… Read more »

John Pugh joins Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to demand tougher punishments for animal abusers

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John Pugh joins Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to demand tougher punishments for animal abusers John Pugh is backing a new campaign by leading animal welfare charity, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, to call for tougher punishments for people who abuse and neglect animals. England and Wales’ unacceptably low punishments for animal abusers are some… Read more »

CJ Joins the OTS News business directory

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Photo: CJ Cycles shop, Unit 5, Kensington Industrial Estate, Off Hall Street, Southport, PR90NY. CJ Joins the OTS News business directory OTS News welcomes CJ Cycles to Southport’s number 1 online news media outlet. Curtis White told OTS News: “We also run a ‘customize service’ where we CAN CARRY OUT SPECIALIST WORK. AS PART OF THIS SERVICE, WE CAN ARRANGE FOR… Read more »

Smooth Commercial Law Joins the OTS News business directory

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Photo: Scott Birchall Smooth Commercial Law – Partner OTS News welcomes Smooth Commercial Law to Southport’s number 1 online news media outlet. Today we spoke with Scott Birchall to find out more the law firm, he said:  “We are a dynamic commercial law firm based in the heart of Knowsley. We act for a number of clients… Read more »

Battling Dog Fouling in Parks

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Sefton Council’s Community Parks Team, in partnership with the Council’s enforcement contractor NSL, recently visited parks that have been experiencing issues with dog fouling and littering. On February 28, Council officers spoke to local dog walkers and residents, handing out poop scoop bags and chatting about responsible dog ownership and litter. At Poets Park in Bootle, staff undertook a… Read more »

Mystery of school crossing patrol’s missing lollipop stick

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MYSTERY surrounds the disappearance of a lollipop stick at a Southport school. Council bosses have been left cross after they were informed that the key piece of kit designed to help pupils at Our Lady of Lourdes school safe while walking across the road, went missing on the afternoon of Monday March 13. Nobody is… Read more »

Full steam ahead for new Birkdale library

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Full steam ahead for new Birkdale library. FOBL (Friends of Birkdale Library) were a group that were set up in order to campaign to prevent the council run library in Liverpool Road Birkdalefrom closing down. Having lost this fight, a core committee from within the group set about trying to find alternative premises in the area where we could establish a library/ community hub to continue to serve local people. We… Read more »

Kew boys run

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A Bizarre tribute to growing up as a child in Kew has become a surprise hit on Spotify and iTunes. Performed by local band The Fine and sung by lead vocalist and former Kew boy Scott Singleton, the ballad is an ode to growing up in the Southport ward and trying to make the best… Read more »

Preparing For The 146th Open

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Preparing For The 146th Open Work has started in and around Southport as Sefton prepares to host the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale. Extensive planning has been carried out ahead of the Championship as more than 200,000 are expected to attend the July spectacle. Some work has already started on Birkdale Common meaning restricted access… Read more »

Donate to ‘Cash for Kids’ and receive a FREE photoshoot and portrait at Yaffe Photography

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Donate to ‘Cash for Kids’ and receive a beautiful Yaffé portrait As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, Southport based portrait company ‘Yaffé Photography’ are supporting Radio City’s ‘1000 Faces – Cash for Kids’ campaign which is aiming to raise £100,000 for Merseyside’s disadvantaged children. It’s a fabulous and creative idea that 1000 people will… Read more »

Agencies launch community campaign across Merseyside for Arson Awareness Week

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Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is joining forces with partner agencies to highlight the dangers of deliberately setting fires as part of Arson Awareness Week. The initiative, which runs from Monday March 20 to Friday March 24, will see Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service team up with Merseyside Police, local authorities across Merseyside and housing… Read more »

Safer Sleep Week 2017 – 6 steps to keep children alive

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Safer Sleep Week is taking place from 13-19 March. Organised by The Lullaby Trust and partners, the aim of Safer Sleep Week is to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) so parents and carers can take action to avoid it. Every year, 250-300 babies in the UK die suddenly and unexpectedly in their… Read more »

The Tea Rooms Gin has been chosen and is now in stock

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The Tea Rooms Gin has been chosen and is now in stock. James Birchall, owner of the Tea Rooms in Birkdale has commissioned Birkdale Craft Distillery to produce a Tea Rooms labelled premium Gin. Following the phenomenal reception of Birkdale Gin, the same format of a blind tasting of a panel of 5 gins, scoring… Read more »

Hospital trust awarded £50,000 to improve maternity services feedback

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Hospital trust awarded £50,000 to improve maternity services feedback  Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has been awarded £50,000 by NHS England to explore innovative ways to use women’s and their partners’ feedback to improve maternity services. A judging panel from NHS England and the Department of Health selected the Trust as one of three… Read more »

Car crash Rufford Road Southport

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Photo: Emergency services Car crash Rufford Road Southport  The emergency were called to Rufford Road, Crossens, Southport at around 9am following reports of a car crash. Two cars collided near to the Plough roundabout. Fortunalty the occupants of both vehicles escaped without serious injuries. Police remained at the scene for around forty minutes until it… Read more »

Leyland Newsagents raider wanted by police

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Newsagents raider wanted by police Detectives have launched a CCTV appeal for information after a robbery in Leyland. Police were called around 6am on Monday (March 13) following an incident at Towngate News in Towngate. A man had entered the shop, approached a male staff member and demanded the till was opened. The offender then… Read more »

Corole Sedzimir Rotten Rows Volunteer of the Year.

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Corole Sedzimir Rotten Rows Volunteer of the Year. Every year the Chairman of Friends of Rotten Row gets the privilege to choose a member of the Volunteers to become our Volunteer of The year. This year it was Caroles turn to take up that position. Caroles dedication is fantastic. Last year she gave up part… Read more »

BID funds year round taxi marshals

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BID funds year round taxi marshals Party-goers in our town centre will now be looked after year round by licensed taxi marshals thanks to Southport Business Improvement District. Starting this weekend and running every Friday and Saturday night and during major events throughout the year, the scheme will employ taxi marshals in high visibility jackets… Read more »

Funeral arrangements for David McCallister (Dave Mac), Southport

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David McCallister (Dave Mac) 1955 – 2017 Funeral arrangements for David McCallister (Dave Mac), Southport OTS News is saddened to report the death of well known Southport man David McCallister (Dave Mac). Dave sadly died on the 2nd March at his home in Southport. He was born 26th May 1955 and attended Christ Church School in… Read more »

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