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Police called to fight in Southport’s ASDA

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Police attended an incident today at Southport’s ASDA Store in C12 Shopping Park, Derby Road. Staff at the store said the incident involved a brief skirmish, involving pushing and shoving between two men. Did you seen anything? Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email ots@otsnews.co.uk Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter  www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it… Read more »

Byng House raising money for its Amenities Fund

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Byng House, The Royal British Legion Join Byng House on Tuesday 28th February between 2pm and 4pm for a cup of tea and a scone to discover what the Poppy Break Centre does for its Armed Forces community and support your local Poppy Break centre by raising money for its Amenities Fund. The Byng House… Read more »

Is your MOT valid? Is your car legal?

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This was possibly not the only vehicle driving about Southport today without any relevant MOT. If your vehicle doesn’t have an MOT you can drive it to or from a pre-arranged MOT or to or from a pre-arranged appointment to have defects remedied that were discovered on a previous test. You can drive your vehicle… Read more »

Manchester Road to face 3 months of roadworks

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Photo: Traders stand untied There are set to be three months of roadworks on Manchester Road. A letter to residents has been sent out warning them to expect delays from the end of February. The letter, from Dowhigh highways, says: “My name is Irene Hopkins, I am the Management Business and Community Liaison Officer for… Read more »

Southport 24 A&E unit marked for closure

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Photo: Southport A&E Southport 24 A&E unit marked for closure Dozens of accident and emergency units are facing closure or being downgraded in a far-reaching overhaul of urgent care which senior doctors warn would have “disastrous” consequences for the NHS. An analysis of documents drawn up to remodel the health service in England shows a catastrophic… Read more »

Dan Nightingale to star Southport’s LOL Comedy Club

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Photo: Dan Nightingale Starring: Dan Nightingale, Marcel Lucont, Chris Kent, Damion Larkin (MC)  STAR OF JOHN BISHOP’S ‘ONLY JOKING’ AT LOL COMEDY CLUB AT THE ATKINSON Dan Nightingale from John Bishop’s Only Joking (Sky TV) and Ross Noble’s tour support and regular TV warm up for the likes of Jonathan Ross, John Bishop and Celebrity Juice.  The phrase ‘comedy natural’… Read more »

Prepare yourself for the digital tax age, warn accountants

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Southport businesses are being urged to prepare for changes coming in next year that will make it compulsory to file tax statements digitally. Starting in April 2018 many businesses will be required to file quarterly tax statements online with HMRC with the rules applying to most businesses, self-employed people and landlords by 2020. While millions… Read more »

Retired Council Clerical Officer Appealing To Former Colleagues After Cancer Diagnosis

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A former Clerical Officer for Sefton Council who has been diagnosed asbestos-related cancer, is appealing to her former colleagues for information about asbestos exposure at Council offices at Balliol House on Balliol Road in Bootle to help expert lawyers at Irwin Mitchell investigate whether more could have done by her ex-employers to protect her. Joan… Read more »

It’s a family affair as loved-up couple launch love2move

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Picture: Mark and Rachael Worrall, who conceived the idea of love2move. It’s a family affair as loved-up couple launch love2move  A Preston husband and wife team have combined their professional expertise to launch a new online dating style estate agency service. Property expert Mark Worrall and marketing guru Rachael have pooled their knowledge to create… Read more »

Alan Burgess (former Zetland landlord) funeral details

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Photo: Alan Burgess Alan Burgess (former Zetland landlord) funeral details OTS News is saddened to report the death of a well known Southport man, Alan Burgess. Alan was the former landlord of The Zetland pub in Southport. Alan was well loved and will be missed by many friends and family. The funeral for Alan Burgess will… Read more »

MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Dagenham & Redbridge

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Andy Preece’s first assignment in the Southport dugout certainly will not be an easy one, as Dagenham & Redbridge pay their first visit to the Merseyrail Community Stadium since they fell to an FA Cup giant-killing in November 2014. The time that has passed since that Tuesday night has been turbulent for both sides. The… Read more »

Patisserie Valerie to open on Lord Street

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Photo: 365 Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1NH OTS News can reveal that the Patisserie Valerie will be opening within the next couple of months on Lord Street, Southport. Councillor David Barton told OTS News “Once again it is a true pleasure to see new inward investment in the Southport town centre through the addition of another long-term established high… Read more »

Bird flu case at Martin Mere reserve near Ormskirk

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A single case of bird flu has been confirmed at the popular tourist attraction, Martin Mere. The H5N8 strain was detected in a greylag goose at the nature reserve near Ormskirk, in Lancashire on Friday. Peter Morris, who works for the site, said it is “not a strain… that has ever transmitted to humans” and… Read more »

Southport’s KGV students take exclusive insight into Jaguar Landrover

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Southport’s KGV students take exclusive insight into Jaguar Landrover Advanced Level IT students at King George V College were recently treated to an exclusive insight under the bonnet of the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, Jaguar Landrover. The visit, which took place on 25 January, included a presentation about the company, health and safety considerations and then an incredible tour of the factory in Halewood, Liverpool. Students were… Read more »

R.I.P Rod Park (Southport)

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Rod Park 10.04.47 – 20.01.17 Rod passed away 20th January age 69 after a short illness at his daughters home with his family, loving dad of Debbie, Stuart and Michelle devoted grandad to Tayla and Libby. Rod was a gentleman known for playing over 500 games for Southport Trinity in the 60’s 70’s and 80’s… Read more »

Ben joins firm’s growth push in Southport

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Moore and Smalley has made another appointment in its Southport office as it targets more growth in Merseyside, the Wirral and West Lancashire. Qualified accountant Ben Gilbert has joined the firm after 11 years with Bolton-based Donnelly Bentley accountants. Ben specialises in audit, accounts and taxation for SMEs and larger limited companies. His appointment takes… Read more »

Fences broken at Marine Lake

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Wooden fences that are broken and jagged greeted visiters at the Marine lake today. This damage is close to the Royal Clifton Hotel. Suspicion is that this damage has been caused by vandals. Did you see anything?  

VIDEO: Lit cigarette causes bin blaze on Lord Street, Southport

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Photo: Bin fire (1pm) Lit cigarette causes bin blaze on Lord Street, Southport Merseyside Fire And Rescue Service were called to Lord street today (Monday 6 February) after smoke and flames was seen coming from a litter bin at around 1pm. The blaze was extinguished within seconds of the firemen arriving at the scene. One appliance from Southport… Read more »

Southport man who went on Willow Grove rampage handed eight week suspended prison sentence

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Photo: Willow Grove doors after Fleming’s rampage Southport man who went on Willow Grove rampage handed eight week suspended prison sentence  A Southport man has been given an eight week suspended prison sentence after he tried to assault a nightclub bouncer and ended up naked on the verandah of lloyds bar. Johnathan Fleming, 27 previously pleaded… Read more »

May The 4th Be With You

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Photo: Fans favourite Mel Pickup will be signing autographs, chatting with fans and will also be available for photo’s. May The 4th Be With You  On the 4th of May Star Wars fans are invited to join us at The Vue Cinema in Southport to celebrate 40 years of Star Wars and to also remember the actors… Read more »

Chinese New Year On Nevill Street

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Knife wielding maniacs were caught by police on Nevill street tonight – but all is not as it first seems! Police were actually helping look after a huge Chinese New Year celebration hosted by the Empire Chinese Restaurant. Many people turned out to watch the display which involves traditional dragon dancing and a display of… Read more »

Do you have a special someone in your life?

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Do you have a special someone in your life? Woodlands can help you with that! We have lots of Cats looking for their a special someone to call their own. Adopting a cat will make a difference to both your life and the life of your new feline friend. We are looking for forever caring… Read more »

Next of kin appeal – James John O’Rourke

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Sefton Coroner’s Office is appealing for the public’s help in tracing the next of kin of a man who was recently found deceased at his home in Litherland. James John O’Rourke, aged 68, died on Tuesday 31st January at his home at Sefton Moss Villas. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr O’Rourke’s death. Any family… Read more »

Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is Southport this month

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Eric Carle’s Timeless Stories Come to Life on Stage in The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carlemakes its way off the page and onto the stage at The Atkinson this February. The Hungry Caterpillar has delighted generations of readers since its first publication in1969 and has sold 41 million copies worldwide…. Read more »

URGENT: Appeal to trace missing boy

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POLICE have launched an urgent appeal to trace a boy missing after a fire. Emergency services are currently at the scene of a fire at a barn at Fairhurst Hall, Parbold. And a 14 year old boy, Louis Simpson, is currently unaccounted for. Police are urging anyone with information on Louis’ whereabouts to contact them… Read more »

MATCH PREVIEW | Bromley v Southport

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After last weekend’s damaging defeat to North Ferriby United, Southport will be aiming to get back on track when they visit Bromley on Saturday. The last two weeks have seen little for supporters to be positive about, but three points at Hayes Lane would go some way to rebuilding confidence. The Sandgrounders may be given… Read more »

Burglary alert warning for Southport town centre

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Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email ots@otsnews.co.uk Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter  www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to ots@otsnews.co.uk – relying only… Read more »

Formby Library Talk – The Lettuce Line

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Formby Library Talk – The Lettuce Line Formby Library’s monthly talks are moving to the second Tuesday of the month with the next event, The Lettuce Line, taking place on Tuesday, February 14. Local historian, author and railway enthusiast, Keith Hick, will be giving the talk detailing the story of The West Lancashire, Southport & Preston Junction… Read more »

Southport restaurant launches new organic vegetarian and vegan wine list

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Trattoria 51 has introduced a diverse range of organic vegetarian and vegan wines. The popular Italian restaurant, which is renowned for its extensive wine list, has extended its offerings to cater for guests who lead an ‘organic green lifestyle’. Contrary to widespread belief, vegetarians and vegans are often limited to wine choices as many are… Read more »

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