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Business feature | The Southport Jewellery Wizzard

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The Jewellery Wizard, Southport The Jewellery Wizard is based at 22 Market Street, Southport, PR8 1HJ Jay the Jeweller formally of Southport Indoor Market has moved to new premises across the road located at 22, Market Street, Southport. Jay welcomes new and old customers to his recently refurbished premises, and is offering 15% discount on all jewellery repairs… Read more »

The award-winning Totally TINA comes to Southport – 7th April 2017

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The longest running Tina Turner tribute show in the world returns to Southport Theatre on Friday 7th April 2017. The award-winning Totally TINA! comes to Southport as part of a 60 date theatre tour and promises even more new twists, new songs and new routines than ever before! Liverpool-born  ‘Stars in their Eyes’ winner Justine… Read more »

John Pugh MP Swears to Take On Mental Illness

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John Pugh MP has pledged to take on the unacceptable lack of progress in tackling young people’s mental health. John Pugh joined MPs from all parties in swearing to tackle mental illness at an event in Parliament. New figures from mental health research charity MQ show that four in 10 (42%) people in the UK… Read more »

Top Southport Photographer claims second consecutive wedding award

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Matthew Rycraft scoops regional accolade for second year in a row. AN award winning photographer from Southport is now on the look out for a bigger trophy cabinet after he shot his way to a top regional accolade this month. Matthew Rycraft Photography, based at the Mews in Birkdale, has been revealed as the winning… Read more »

WATCH | Exclusive photographs of Red Rum taken by award winning photographer

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Photo: Jeremy Hoare giving Rummy a Polo on his summer holiday (1974) WATCH | Exclusive photographs of Red Rum taken by award winning photographer Jeremy Hoare is an award winning English travel photographer who has visited around sixty countries. He has also been a television cameraman, television lighting director, stage lighting designer and author during his career… Read more »

Bonjour To Bistrot Pierre Southport!

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Sefton Council have granted Planning Permission to Bistrot Pierre for the change of use of the former Russell and Bromley shoe shop, at the corner of Nevill Street and Lord Street, Southport. The permission is for a change of use of the property to a restaurant, and involves significant investment into the historic fabric of… Read more »

Civil war breaks out in Southport’s Pleasureland amusement park

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Southport Pleasureland was transformed into an Airsoft themed park last weekend for a huge civil war style shootout. A massed group of Airsoft players – a sport where teams enact makeshift battles with replica guns and grenades – descended on the Southport park from Friday March 17 to Sunday March 19 for a weekend long… Read more »

Job Vacancy At Evans Halshaw Ford Preston

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Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email ots@otsnews.co.uk Facebook 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 »

Merseysiders “Book Holidays Abroad” after Hearing Trump Might Visit

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Merseysiders “Book Holidays Abroad” after Hearing Trump Might Visit Locals from Merseyside have said they have gone as far as to book flights abroad if President Trump visits their homeland. Rumours arose in the local press that Donald Trump could be heading to the area as soon as summer this year as The Open Championship… Read more »

Meols Ward Councillors Advice Centre

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ADVICE CENTRE Thursday 23rd March               Meols Ward Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton will be holding their next Advice Centre on Thursday 23rd March. They will be available from 10.30am-11.30am at BoxTree Kitchen for Queenscourt café, Manor Road/Cambridge Road roundabout to assist residents with any local issues, problems… Read more »

RESULT | Braintree 2-0 Southport

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Sam Come’s brace eased Braintree to victory over National League strugglers Southport. Euan Murray almost opened the scoring in spectacular fashion for the visitors after 11 minutes, but his overhead kick hit a post after beating Ben McNamara. Southport continued to play well, but it was the hosts who got the breakthrough when Come found… Read more »

Lifeboat Road Drop In Event

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Sefton residents and coastal users are invited to come along and find out more about the potential transfer of land at Formby Point to the National Trust at a special drop in event on Saturday, 18 March at the Lifeboat Road carpark from 11am to 3pm. Staff and volunteers from the National Trust and Sefton Council… Read more »

Join in the fun in Formby and Southport this Red Nose Day

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Join in the fun in Formby and Southport this Red Nose Day  OPTICIANS in Formby and Southport are going all out to support Red Nose Day this year, and everyone is invited to join in the fun. Staff from the Specsavers stores in Formby and Southport will be offering a free raffle ticket for every… Read more »

Concern growing for missing woman (Leyland)

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Concern growing for missing woman We are appealing for information after a 41-year-old woman went missing from Leyland. Vikki Adamson was last seen around 11.15am yesterday (Monday, March 13) in Preston Road. She was last in contact with friends later in the day around 7pm. Vikki is described as white, 5ft 5in tall, of slim… Read more »

Grace Michell Wins the North West U12 Girls Epee Champion Title

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Photo: Grace Michell Grace Michell Wins the North West U12 Girls Epee Champion Title Grace Michell, a year 7 pupil at Scarisbrick Hall School, competed in the North West Youth Fencing Championships at the Manchester Fencing Centre in Oldham on Saturday (11th March). Entered for both the under twelve foil and epee events, her day started… Read more »

77 drivers handed new penalties for using a phone behind the wheel

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77 drivers handed new penalties for using a phone behind the wheel  A total of 77 drivers were stopped and handed tough new penalties as part of a week of action to catch motorists using mobile phones behind the wheel. Amongst those now facing increased fines and penalty points was a driver who stated he… Read more »

Final weekend closure for new £192 million A556 project

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Final weekend closure for new £192 million A556 project The final weekend closure of the A556 link between the M56 and M6 in Cheshire will take place from tomorrow night.  Drivers are being reminded that M6 junction 19 (Knutsford) and M56 junctions 7 and 8 (Bowdon), as well as the A556 link between the 2… Read more »

Best Bedroom Design Ideas For 2017

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Best Bedroom Design Ideas For 2017 If you are considering revamping your bedroom, but haven’t found the right design inspiration, find comfort in knowing that there are plenty of online resources showcasing the fantastic trends of 2017. Thanks to the ever expanding global network given to us by the internet, we now have more access… Read more »

Bump of Churchtown to host Mothers day special

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Bump of Churchtown to host Mothers day special Bump of Churchtown will be opening on Mothers day to offer scans to all the lovely mothers to be out there. Its an opportunity to come and see the little one and get a couple of 2D pictures for £25. No excuses needed. Would also make a… Read more »

Mayor’s Charity Event – Saturday 1st April

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Tickets are now on sale for the annual Mayor of Sefton’s charity event.  This year’s dinner will take place at The Floral Hall, Southport Theatre and Convention Centre on Saturday April 1 with all the money raised on the night going to the Mayor of Sefton’s Charity Fund. This is later annually dispersed throughout the… Read more »

Formby boxer in plea for sponsors

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A boxing starlet from Formby needs all the help he can get to make it to the top! Alex Dickinson is eager to land himself a local sponsors to help him further his career which is his dream of boxing professionally,  This will be a greatopportunity for advertising as any willing sponsors will have their… Read more »

Firefighters urge spring clean to eliminate hazards of hoarding

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Today is the first day of the meteorological spring so Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is urging householders to take the opportunity to spring clean to help make their homes hazard free. High levels of clutter make it much easier for a fire to start and can increase the chances of a fire spreading throughout… Read more »

Southport Access for Everyone meeting

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The next meeting of Southport Access for Everyone will be held at the Victoria Methodist Church, Sussex Road, Southport PR8 6DG on Monday 27th February at 7 pm. The premises are fully accessible for wheelchair users with adequate car parking facilities. Light refreshments will be served before the meeting commences. This is a free public… Read more »

Karate students kick high for top grades

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A group of karate students at Southport Shokotan Karate Club passed their recent grading exams with flying colours!  A spokesperson for the club told OTS News: “we had a grading last night. Everybody passed for their new belts and the standard was very high.  “This is our first grading at our new Dojo at St… Read more »

WATCH: Fire crews called to blaze at popular Southport Nightclub

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Photo: Beach Bar on Waverley Street 11:30am  Fire crews called to blaze inside popular Southport Nightclub The Emergency services were called to the Beach Bar on Waverley Street, Southport at around 11am this morning when a member of the public reported smoke coming from the building (Saturday 25 February). Firemen gained entry to the building and are still dealing with… Read more »

Planned roadworks NW – Monday 27 to Sunday 5 March 2017

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Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Monday 27 to Sunday  5 March 2017 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 24 February and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is… Read more »

MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Chester

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While any clash between Southport and Chester is crucial, Saturday’s truly is something of a six-pointer for the home side. The Sandgrounders are three points from safety, and after ending a run of four straight losses last week they now must push on and start winning games if they are to survive in the Vanarama… Read more »

Southport sailor is RYA NW regional youth champion

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A fifteen year old sailor from West Lancashire Yacht Club, Sam Cooper from Southport has been named as RYA North West Youth Champion 2017. The award is given to a young sailor who shows outstanding performance in competition. Sam’s recognition follows a year in which he won the National Championships in the Topper class and… Read more »

Southport contestants wanted for Love Island

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ARE you looking for love as well as a nice tan? If you’re the beach bum with a broken heart then ITV are in a desperate hunt to find you your ideal island soul mate as they prepare for a new series of hit dating show Love Island. Producers from the ITV 2 show have… Read more »

Business as usual despite Virginia Street road closure

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Photo: The carpet shop the mews Business as usual despite Virginia Street road closure Residents can still get access shops on Virginia Street despite United Utilities closing off the road near to the Lidl supermarket entrance, local diversions are in operation. Owner of The carpet shop the mews, Mark Regan told OTS News “We are not closed… Read more »

New Nugent Volunteer group launched

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New Nugent Volunteer group launched Do you have some spare time and would like to help us raise the charity’s profile and much needed funds for local people in need? Social Welfare charity, Nugent is looking for people in north Liverpool, Crosby and Formby to join our new Volunteer Fundraising Group. Our Volunteer groups work… Read more »

Early squirrel getting some TLC

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Early squirrel getting some TLC A tiny red squirrel is recovering with Wildlife Trust officers after a traumatic start to its life. The four-week-old male squirrel was found on the forest floor at Ainsdale National Nature Reserve by Natural England volunteers. It is now safely in the hands of Rachel Miller, Red Squirrel Field Officer… Read more »

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