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Lord Street volunteers planting up Memorial Gardens

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Photo: Lord Street in Bloom Volunteers Southport Lord Street volunteers planting up Memorial Gardens The award winning volunteers were today working hard planting up plants donated by SouthportBID, Thursday 22 September 2016. This is a voluntary weekly session doing light gardening along the gardens of Lord Street. Organised by volunteers and supported by Parks and Greenspaces. For… Read more »

Appeal after 14-year-old injured in Burscough collision

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Appeal after 14-year-old injured in Burscough collision We are appealing for information following a collision which has left a 14-year-old girl with serious injuries. The incident occurred at around 3.45pm yesterday (September 21st) on the A59 Moss Lane, Burscough, between the girl and a blue and white Mercedes Sprinter van. It is believed the van… Read more »

R.I.P Karen O’connor Manwaring

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R.I.P Karen O’connor Manwaring  OTSNews.co.uk is saddened to report the death of Karen O’connor Manwaring who past away today (21 September 2016) aged 50 years. Funeral arrangements to be confirmed but currently any donations to Queenscourt Hospice are appreciated by the family. Karen’s family want to thank everyone for all their support over the last few… Read more »

OAP loses control of her car and finishes in a field

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OAP loses control of her car and finishes in a field  Emergency services were called to Ormskirk Road this morning after a woman in her 70’s lost control of her Nissan Micra and landed in a field, Wednesday 21 September 2016. Emergency services arrived to find a car in a field opposite the Stanley Gate… Read more »

Family pay tribute to Southport Woman to Julia Pennington-Bell who died in scooter accident

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Photo: R.I.P P Julia Pennington-Bell from Southport Family pay tribute to Southport Woman to Julia Pennington-Bell who died in scooter accident “The family of Julia Pennington-Bell would like to express their grief at the loss of a loving mum who died in a road traffic accident on Queens Promenade, Blackpool, on Sunday 18th September 2016.  She will be… Read more »

Anti-social behaviour patrols launched to protect Southport businesses

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Anti-social behaviour patrols launched to protect Southport businesses Companies and civic assets across Southport are to be protected by new anti-social behaviour patrols after a leading local councillor joined forces with business leaders to secure funding. Sefton councillor David Barton has overseen the introduction of the new patrols following concern about instances of vandalism and… Read more »

Merseyside Police issue warning after men try fleece Southport residents

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Merseyside Police issue warning after men try fleece Southport residents A message for the residents of Southport from Merseyside Police and Sefton Home Watch. Further details about the incident in Welbeck Terrace 14/09/16 Welbeck Terrace Birkdale has recently been targeted by a group of males in the guise of been builders offering to do guttering,… Read more »

Dickinson’s Real Deal is coming to Southport

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Dickinson’s Real Deal is coming to Southport Why let your antiques collect dust in the attic when you can sell them for cash? Take money on the spot from a dealer OR if you think your item is worth more….take a gamble at auction! Dickinson’s Real Deal is currently one of the most popular daytime… Read more »

Southport woman dies after scooter fall in Blackpool

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A Southport woman has died after after falling from a scooter in Blackpool on Sunday afternoon (18 September). The woman, aged 55, was a passenger on a Vespa Piaggio PX 125 scooter being driven by a 51-year-old man also from Southport. At around 2:25pm the vehicle was travelling north along Queens Promenade towards Cleveleys and as it… Read more »

Snooker legends Rocket Ronnie and Jimmy White in Southport

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Photo: Les Dodd (left), Ronnie O’Sullivan Snooker legends Rocket Ronnie and Jimmy White in Southport Both Ronnie O’Sullivan and Jimmy White were spotted in Southport last weekend at the Les Dodd Snooker Centre on Princes Street. Ronnie and Jimmy both required the expertise of local Professional Less Dodd who is also a good friend of the… Read more »

A Super Hero Southport Comic Con

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A Super Hero Southport Comic Con  Southport Comic Con took place today (Saturday 17 September). Sandgrounder radio DJ Danny Howard was on hand to capture some fantastic photographs from the hugely popular event. What is Comic Con you may ask? Conventions have rapidly taken off within the UK as one of the main forms of… Read more »

Who’s been bitten in the latest Southport Mosquito invasion?

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Who’s been bitten in the latest Southport Mosquito invasion  Southport has been invaded by armies of vicious mosquitoes thanks to the recent hot spell and imminent mild winter. The insects lay their eggs on old tyres and bamboo, hatching out at the docks before spreading inland. Scientists from Liverpool University say that larvae can then survive… Read more »

Local MG Club off their Rockers?

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Are W.L.MG.O.C off their Rockers? Report by Steve Kirton on behalf of W.L.MG.O.C Our September monthly meeting at West Lancs MG Owners club brought a smile to the members faces as it is our annual “Rocker Box Derby” this is were members make a buggy out of a discarded rocker box cover from a MG… Read more »

Weed for medical purposes should be legalised, says Southport MP

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Marijuana for medical purposes should be legalised, says John Pugh MP The comment from Southport’s MP has come following the findings of a survey produced by the APPG on Drug Policy, which found that 90% on patients using cannabis saw an improvement in their condition, with 86% saying that it had provided ‘great relief’. John… Read more »

Funeral arrangements for John Tomlin (Southport)

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Funeral arrangements for John Tomlin (Southport) 1957 – 2016 OTSnews.co.uk is saddened to report the death of well known Southport resident, John Tomlin. John Passed away peacefully at home after a short battle with cancer on the 14th September 2016. John was a well known and respected tradesman who worked alongside brother Alan for many years…. Read more »

WATCH – Southport youths vandalising, breaking and entering

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WATCH – Southport youths vandalising, breaking and entering the  abandoned Grand Casino buildings.  At around 7.30 on Tuesday night (13th September 2016) six youths were caught on camera vandalising, breaking and entering the abandoned Grand Casino buildings on Lord Street Southport. A source to OTSNews.co.uk said:  “This a regular problem – they need naming and shaming” Did you see anything or… Read more »

RTC Kew Road Southport

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RTC Kew Road Southport There was a RTC at the junction of Kew Road and Eastbourne, Southport this afternoon (Tuesday 13th September 2016). North West ambulance confirmed that they received a call at 3.12pm. The drivers and passengers were checked over at the scene. No one was taken to hospital.   Submit News Contact us with your… Read more »

Three released and one charged after Mere Brow shooting

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Three released and one charged after Mere Brow shooting Three of the four people arrested yesterday, after a man was shot in Mere Brow, have today been released on bail. However James Gelling, has been charged with criminal damage. James, 26 of Lord Street, Southport, was remanded to appear at court today (Tuesday 13th September)… Read more »

Latest news from Southport’s Rubbish Friends

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Latest news from Southport’s Rubbish Friends Rubbish Friends were out again on Saturday 3rd September despite the weather. The team of intrepid volunteers donned waterproofs to clean up the Sand Dunes around the west side of the Marine Lake. Councillor Sue McGuire, co-founder of Rubbish Friends said “Rubbish Friends try to time their clean ups to… Read more »

Moped rider dies following collision in Scarisbrick

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Moped rider dies following collision in Scarisbrick We are appealing for witnesses after a moped rider sadly died following a collision in Scarisbrick. At 9.45pm on Wednesday, September 7 a Piaggio Vespa was travelling along Dam Wood Lane in the direction of Burscough when it mounted the grass verge just prior to Drummersdale Lane and… Read more »

Weʼre raising £200 to help fund a prosthetic leg for Eric Armstrong by doing a skydive from 15,000 feet.

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Weʼre raising £200 to help fund a prosthetic leg for Eric Armstrong by doing a skydive from 15,000 feet. Charlie Hayward from Southport has set a Just giving page to raise money to help fund Charlie said: “Eric Armstrong is a family friend, who recently has had his leg amputated. This has made many of the things that we… Read more »

Adoption of Lib Dem proposals create huge Mersey police HQ savings – but should they be more?

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Adoption of Lib Dem proposals create huge Mersey police HQ savings – but should they be more? Mersey Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy has been praised by opposition leaders on Merseyside for finally ‘listening’ in deciding to move the Police HQ to create a huge cash windfall.  When she circulated a ‘consultation’ on the police estate… Read more »

Pensioner in hospital after being hit by car in Southport

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Pensioner in hospital after being hit by car in Southport Emergency services were called to the junction of Lord Street and Hill Street, Southport shortly after 8am this morning to reports of a woman being struck by a Renault Megan, Wednesday 7 September 2016. North West ambulance arrived within four minutes of the 999 call…. Read more »

Lord Street Resurfacing Regeneration

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Lord Street Resurfacing Regeneration I should like to extend my warmest appreciations to both the dedicated relevant Departments at Sefton Council and local Contractor “Dowhigh” for having taken forward my request for the Southern Lord Street Roundabout interconnecting with Duke Street and Rotten Row to be resurfaced for the benefit of the local community. … After… Read more »

BMW 1 Series stolen from Southport Driveway

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Photo: Stolen BMW BMW 1 Series stolen from a driveway in Southport  A resident has made an appeal after her BMW 1 series was stolen from the driveway on Grantham Road, Southport on the evening Friday 2nd September . The owner told OTSNews.co.uk “The vehicle has not yet been recovered, any information would be much appreciated”. “The car registration is MJ61… Read more »

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