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Southport care home apprentice graduates after a year of hard work

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Photo: Apprentice Jordenne Nealis, from Thomas Henshaw Court, is presented with her certificate by Katie Rankin, Anchor’s Qualifications and Apprenticeships Manager, at the apprenticeship scheme graduation ceremony. Southport care home apprentice graduates after a year of hard work. A carer from a care home in Southport received a certificate at a graduation ceremony on Thursday (27 April) to… Read more »

A mixed picture for the Bank Holiday weekend

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After the chilly, wintry weather this week, it will become warmer for the weekend with most places seeing sunny spells, but with rain for some too. Over the next few days temperatures will recover closer to what we’d expect for late April as the winds change from a northerly to a southerly direction, with daytime… Read more »

MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Lincoln City

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Southport’s season, and their time as a Vanarama National League club, comes to an end on Saturday. Fittingly, it is Lincoln City who visit, as they did for the first game of the 2011-12 season following the Sandgrounders’ reprieve from relegation the season before. That day they arrived newly relegated. This time they travel to… Read more »

46 Drug Driving Arrests Made in Joint Initiative

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A total of 46 suspected drug drivers were arrested in Sefton by Merseyside police in March as part of a joint initiative with Sefton Council. Merseyside Police has been working in partnership with the council to tackle the issue of road safety around drug use and carried out a total of 70 drug wipe tests… Read more »

Appeal to locate a teenager missing from Tarleton

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A 15-year-old boy is missing from Tarleton. Joshua Oakey was last seen around 1.15pm on April 11 in the Blackgate Lane area. He is described as white, 5ft 2in tall, of slim build. He was wearing a black hoody, black tracksuit bottoms and black Nike trainers at the time of his disappearance. Joshua has links… Read more »

Revitalise learn how to be dementia friendly

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Revitalise disability charity are currently learning how to be more dementia friendly. Run by Dementia Friend Joe Sherville, the four sessions will help the staff at the promenade site be better prepared for dealing with clients who suffer from dementia and alzheimers.

Southport’s Holly Hibbott is now British Champion

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Southport’s Holly Hibbott is now British Champion Southport’s Holly Hibbott became British Champion on Saturday 22 April. Holly beating double Olympic (Rio,16)silver medallist Jazz Carlin in the process. She also knocked over two seconds off her PB and is currently the 6th fastest woman in the world this year. Here’s a quote from Hibbott’s post-race… Read more »

MORRISONS Southport SELLS BRITAIN’S MOST EXPENSIVE VEG FOR JUST £1

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Stocking of ‘wonky’ asparagus crop helps supermarket’s customers buy luxury vegetable for less One of Britain’s most expensive vegetables – asparagus – is to be sold in Morrisons Southport for just £1 (for 180g) this season, making it the cheapest on the market. From today customers in Southport will be able to buy this luxury item… Read more »

Southport’s Radwraps delighted at expansion into Netherlands

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Radwraps are pleased to have officially taken their business into the Dutch market. The increased expansion and products available for Dutch-based customers comes as Radwraps return from a recent visit to Holland as part of the highly-prestigious Huishoudbeurs exhibition. Radwraps’ appearance and product demonstrations at Huishoudbeurs generated even greater interest and awareness within the Dutch… Read more »

Queenscourt Charity Fashion Show and Sale

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Charity Fashion Show and Sale On Tuesday 30th May Queenscourt Hospice are hosting a Fashion Show with all the clothes that are modelled available for guests to buy on the night.  The clothes on offer will be well known high street brands at discount prices, sizes 10 to 22 providing an excellent opportunity for you… Read more »

Majority of drivers unaware of change in speeding fines

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According to a poll of 304 drivers conducted by Marmalade, the specialist telematics insurer for young drivers, almost 60 percent of drivers hitting the road are unaware of the change in speeding fines that came into effect today.  The poll showed that only 38 percent of drivers aged over 25 knew about the changes, while 44 percent… Read more »

Trust bosses defend appointment of new hospital chief to criticism of hew hospital chief’s appointment

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BOSSES at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust have defended the appointment of a new temporary chief executive, despite controversy over her previous role. Karen Jackson was appointed the new interim chief executive of the trust last week with hospital chiefs warmly welcoming the move – despite Ms Jackson previously leading another hospital in Scunthorpe… Read more »

Southport community groups given a boost

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Community groups given a boost Living Well Sefton has announced it is launching the second round of its Community Resilience Grant to support local community groups and individuals in delivering health and wellbeing projects. The grants have already benefited many communities when the first round of funding was distributed at the beginning of the year…. Read more »

BBC Radio 2 play-listed Jo Harman, to play The Atkinson

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Fresh from being BBC Radio 2 play-listed, international touring and recording artist Jo Harman is playing The Atkinson on Friday 16 June. She brings her own style of Soul, Blues, Gospel and Beatles-worthy pop to her new album that is rooted in the classic, timeless music of past generations Jo is currently play-listed on RTE… Read more »

RESULT | Tranmere Rovers 4-1 Southport

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James Norwood and Connor Jennings both struck twice as Tranmere guaranteed the runners-up spot in the National League with a routine 4-1 victory over relegated Southport. Lincoln’s win earlier in the day meant Rovers could not catch them in the race for the title, but it failed to curb their effort. Rovers had a handful… Read more »

Southport College hosts the open recruitment day

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The world’s oldest golf championship tees off at Royal Birkdale Golf Club this summer and, in preparation for the event, Southport College are holding an Open Recruitment Day on Monday 24th April. Royal Birkdale Golf Club is to host the 146th The Open which will make its tenth visit to the seaside resort from 16th– 24th July. Organised… Read more »

Police arrest man drunk and down on diesel

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Police arrest man drunk and down on diesel. A drunk man who needed an extra pint was stopped from sipping unleaded petrol by concerned passers by after he stumbled into Tesco Express this evening (Friday 21 April 2017). Community support officers were called to the scene on Albert Road – opposite Southport Police Station – earlier… Read more »

Car smashes through garden wall on North Road, Southport

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Photo: North Road, Southport, accident scene Car smashes through garden wall in North Road  Emergency services were called to North Road, Southport this afternoon following a report of a crash, Friday 21 April 2017. The incident happened at 2.15pm at the junction of Ribble Avenue. Tammy Milsom who lives nearby told OTS News: “I Just heard a… Read more »

New Aircraft Announced for the 2017 Southport Airshow

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New Aircraft Announced Sefton Council is excited to announce new aircraft displays as part of this year’s Southport Air Show. Taking place on Southport seafront from September 15-17 2017, the annual spectacle will see debut displays from the de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen and B-17 Flying Fortress G-BEDF Sally B. The Sea Vixen is a… Read more »

Home-Start’s success at Awards Evening

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Home-Start’s success at Awards Evening Edgehill University chose Home-Start Southport & Formby to be the winner of the ‘Voluntary Organisation of the Year’ Award at a celebration evening on 28 March. Home-Start is a family support charity that offers friendship, emotional support and practical help to families in Southport and Formby. Home-Start  was chosen for… Read more »

Overflowing Street Bins in Southport

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Photo: Roe Lane Southport Overflowing Street Bins in Southport Residents along Roe lane are wondering if Sefton Council have gone on strike this week? Judging by the number of street bins overflowing you would think that was the case. As you can see in the photograph above this is just one of the bins overflowing in the Roe… Read more »

21 Fires started at Formby Nature Reserve

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21 Fires started at Formby Nature Reserve Approximately 1.6kmsq of dune grassland and pine woodland was damaged by deliberately set fires at National Trust Formby on Tuesday 18 April. Please help us by being extra vigilant when visiting and reporting any suspicious behaviour immediately to the fire brigade and the police. Fire officers were called… Read more »

Police called to Lakeside Miniature Railway Walkers

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Lakeside Miniature Railway Walkers Rail track jumpers have been caught in the act in Southport – but the chances of them being hit by a train are slim. An OTS News reader took these pictures of two youths breaking into the Lakeside Miniature Railway earlier this evening and walking along the track. Police were immediately alerted… Read more »

Formby man arrested following a firearms incident in Bootle

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Photo: Police outside a house on Formby Street Formby man arrested following a firearms incident in Bootle Merseyside Police has arrested a man in Formby, on suspicion of possession of a firearm and assault following an incident in Bootle this afternoon (Wednesday, 19 April 2017). Officers were called to Miranda Road shortly before 11am to… Read more »

The Best Places to Eat (And How to Find Them)

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The Best Places to Eat (And How to Find Them)  The restaurant business has always been competitive, and the title of ‘best restaurant in the UK’ is highly sought after. The most recent National Restaurant Awards honored establishments with a variety of different cuisines and atmospheres from traditional British fare to Chinese cuisine. It almost… Read more »

Southport training company goes on national stage

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Photo: Dan Scott, managing director of PHX Training Training company goes on national stage A training company with offices in Southport has made it through to the finals of the National Family Business of the Year Awards. PHX Training was named winner of the professional and business services category at the inaugural Cumbria Family Business Awards…. Read more »

Southport Half Marathon & 10k Sunday July 2nd 2017

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Southport Half Marathon & 10k Sunday July 2nd 2017 Entries are growing week by week and we’re looking forwards to our biggest and best ever year at the Southport Half Marathon and 10k. We’ve been busy working on the event, designing race medals, shirts and planning new stuff! We’ll keep you informed in the coming weeks… Read more »

Appeal to locate teenage runaway and older brother

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Missing Andrew Grimshaw Update – Wednesday 19 April  Brothers Daniel and Andrew Grimshaw have run away from home again, they have now been missing 4 nights, and haven’t gone to school the last two days! They got to Christ the king high school, Andrew is 14 and Daniel is 16. Anyone with any sightings or… Read more »

Are you registered to vote for the UK General Election on June 8 2017? Check and sign up here

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Theresa May has called a snap general election and Brits will head to polls in a matter of weeks. Theresa May has called a snap general election on June 8 amid claims that divisions at Westminster risked hampering the Brexit negotiations. Downing Street has repeatedly denied Mrs May would seek a general election before the… Read more »

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