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Police appeal to trace escaped prisoner Shaun Colin Walmsley

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Photo: Shaun Colin Walmsley Police appeal to trace escaped prisoner Shaun Colin Walmsley At about 3.05pm a report was received from prison officers that Shaun Colin Walmsley, 28 years, originally of Wallace Street, Walton had escaped from their custody outside Aintree University Hospital as they were leaving the hospital, where Walmsley had had an appointment…. Read more »

Donald Trump to visit Southport…. Golf bosses hold talks over possibilty of Open invite!

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Southport has been put on alert for a potential visit from President Donald Trump this summer. A brief conversation between the Royal and Ancient association and representatives from Sefton Council discussed the planned state visit of the controversial American president to the UK, which is expected to take place in July, will coincide with the Open… Read more »

Formby Choir’s Joint Spring Production at the Philharmonic Hall

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Every other year Formby Choral Society combines with Birkenhead Choral Society and Merchant Taylors’ school to sing a major choral classic in Liverpool’s world-famous Philharmonic Hall. This joint venture, a sell-out success in 2015, enables young people to perform at a first class venue with two well-established local choirs together with  professional soloists and the Liverpool… Read more »

Do you want to be the next Miss Liverpool or Mr Liverpool?

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Do you want to be the next Miss Liverpool or Mr Liverpool?   Sefton area auditions to be held in Formby… IF you live in South Sefton, your address has an ‘L’ postcode and you fit the criteria given below, you can enter Mr and Miss Liverpool 2017!  On 4 March 2017, from 10am to… Read more »

Valentine’s Day fun at Brookdale Resource Centre

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Service users at a Southport day centre for older people proved that age is no barrier to getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit this week. Staff organised a special afternoon of romance-themed fun activities at Brookdale Resource Centre in Ainsdale which is run by Sefton’s leading adult social care provider, New Directions. Highlights of the event… Read more »

MATCH REPORT | Woking 0-0 Southport

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Woking 0-0 Southport Southport ended a run of five straight defeats with a solid National League point on the road at Woking. The Sandgrounders dug in resolutely from the start and set out to be hard to beat. Gozie Ugwu and Max Kretzschmar missed with half-chances as the visitors failed to make a breakthrough in… Read more »

Low pay rip-off in care must stop says councillor

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A local Care spokseperson councillor is calling upon local care agencies to review their procedures after a major HMRC decision has highlighted companies who are paying less than the less than the minimum wage The major retailer has been fined £1.5 million by HMRC after asking staff to undergo briefings and security checks outside paid… Read more »

Consultant Psychiatrist in Lancashire wins regional award

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A Consultant Psychiatrist in Lancashire has been awarded an important regional award for his work in mental health. Professor Nusrat Husain from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the Clinical Research Role Model of the Year award at the prestigious North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2017. Nusrat’s nomination described his dedication… Read more »

Network Rail on track to fix Crescent Road crossing

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Photo: Network Rail engineers attend Crescent road, 17 February 2017 Network Rail’s claims that a Birkdale level crossing isnt dangerous have been derailed by an OTS News investigation. In January OTS News was forced to take down an article warning residents that Crescent Road level crossing was a hazard as a barrier kept sticking and… Read more »

A knife-wielding man robs three young women in Southport

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Photo: Police on Duke Street A knife-wielding man robs three young women in Southport  Detectives in Sefton are appealing for information following a robbery in Southport this morning (Thursday 16 February). At around 1.15am three young women were walking along Duke Street towards Lord Street. As they got to the junction with Shakespeare Street a… Read more »

Are YOU in the North West’s most boring profession?

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Photo: Smedley Hydro offices in Birkdale Are YOU in the North West’s most boring profession? 47% of North Westerners surveyed name accountant as most boring job, ahead of human resource manager and business consultant (both 8.5%) Engineer, teacher and nurse rated most interesting – but men and women have different views on what makes an interesting… Read more »

Southport couple lucky in love at BINGO

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Couple from Mecca Southport celebrate their love and three years since setting eyes on each other.   Southport pair who met at Mecca Bingo are among the winners of Mecca’s Valentine’s Day search for couples who were lucky in love at the bingo. Those who say romance is dead need look no further than Southport’s… Read more »

Senior Road Users Event

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Sefton Council is holding a road users event offering support and advice for those over the age of 60. There is currently more traffic on the roads than ever before with over 35 million registered vehicles in the UK compared with only 12 million in the 1970s.  The increase in congestion, plus deteriorating eyesight, longer… Read more »

Southport nursery achieve Millie’s Mark first aid award

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Photo: Monkey Puzzle, Hoghton St, Southport Second round of nurseries achieve Millie’s Mark first aid award A dozen nurseries across England have become the second cohort of childcare settings to achieve Millie’s Mark, the new quality mark for excellence in paediatric first aid. The development of the mark was funded by the Department for Education… Read more »

Full steam ahead for Miniature Railway refurbishments

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One man is on a mission to turn Southport back into the best British seaside resort – and it all starts with a chainsaw! Pleasureland boss Norman Wallis has been one of the most active figures in the on-going regeneration of Southport since he took over the promenade based amusement park in 2007, but it… Read more »

All Change at West Lancs MG Owners Club

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It was all change for West Lancs MG Owners Club at our first committee meeting of the year. As our chairman Nigel Malyan decided that after serving 12 years he was standing down. So it was for the committee to have a vote on the two prospective committee members that had shown a interest in… Read more »

Search launched to find missing man who has links to Merseyside

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Photo: David Hunter, 46 Search launched to find missing Nottingham man with links to Merseyside An appeal has been launched to help Nottinghamshire police trace a man who has been missing since Saturday. David Hunter, 46, from Sneinton, Nottingham was last seen in the area on Saturday, February 11 around 1pm. David is white, around 6ft… Read more »

Text service reminds patients of cost of missed appointments

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Photo: Mobile telephone numbers will be used by the Trust only Text service reminds patients of cost of missed appointments  Hospital patients are being told missing a hospital appointment costs the NHS £100 each time in new text reminder service Southport and Ormskirk hospitals have launched the service to help patients get to their appointments on… Read more »

Energy bill advice available to Sefton residents

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We all need gas and electricity to run our homes and to keep ourselves warm, yet some of us are paying more than others for the exact same product. The price of energy varies by region, and Merseyside, along with North Wales, have the highest average cost in the country. The average default bill in… Read more »

Dog mess foulers to face £75 penalty

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Photo: Meols Cop playing field Dog mess foulers to face £75 penalty Sefton Council are thinking about bringing in a fresh Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) across the whole of the borough, which will bring a set of new rules. The council will look at how ‘Enforcement Officers’ can continue to issue a £75 fine… Read more »

Abusive Birkdale youths need to be taught a lesson

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Photo: Major Jonathan Cunningham MBE Abusive Birkdale youths need to be taught a lesson A well known care home boss has been the victim of some childish abuse this evening after he tried to confront some youths throwing eggs at cars on Crosby Road. Well known sandgrounder Jonathan Cunningham, an ex soldier, tried to confront the… Read more »

Become a Queenscourt volunteer

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Queenscourt hospice has many volunteer positions and are always interested in hearing from you if you think you may be suitable! Please have a look at the list below and see if you could help us. (We suggest that people who have been personally bereaved wait for a minimum of 12 months before applying to volunteer… Read more »

Sleeping rough in freezing temperatures on Lord Street

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Photo: Rough Sleeper on Lord Street (8am) Sleeping rough in freezing temperatures on Lord Street Another day another rough sleeper. This poor man was asleep on a Lord street near to Papa Johns pizza outlet this morning, Saturday 11 February 2017. We are now well and truly into the winter months, and temperatures across the country have plummeted…. Read more »

Two arrested and motorbikes recovered following Bankfield Lane burglary

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A man and woman have been arrested following the theft of a motorbike on Monday 6 February a house on Bankfield Road, Southport. Merseyside police have tweeted: 1/2 Burglay update Bankfield Lane Southport. The stolen motorcycle has been recovered and a 25 year old male and 44 year old female — MerPol Southport (@MerPolSouthport) February 10,… Read more »

Popular Southport sandwich shop has a new owner

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The popular brookfields sandwich shop has a new owner. After five years at the helm of one of the most popular delicatessens, Eve Tupou has hung up her apron and has passed on the business to new hands. She said: “Brookfield’s is now under new management. I would like to wish the new owner all… Read more »

Southport’s KGV topping the league tables!

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Southport’s KGV topping the league tables King George V College is celebrating the announcement that it is top of a national league table for practical and applied learning. Southport’s sixth form College is top of the Department for Education’s performance league tables published in January 2017. Students who have studied Advanced Level BTEC qualifications have… Read more »

Police update: Motorbike stolen in Southport burglary

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Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a motorbike was stolen following a burglary in Southport. At around 6pm on the evening of Monday 6 February a house on Bankfield Road was entered and keys to a motorbike and two helmets were stolen. The motorbike was then taken from the driveway to the house. Detectives… Read more »

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