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Vandals destroy more BHS windows

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Vandals have struck at BHS Southport again and destroyed more windows in then now defunct building. Shattered glass littered chapel street throughout today after a number of youths dressed in black were spotted smashing and breaking glass.  The mindless idiots made off before anyone could catch them. Police have seen been to board up the… Read more »

John Bishops writer and star of Michael Mcintyre’s comedy roadshow will be in town

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THE ATKINSON, SOUTHPORT, Proudly present, LAUGH OUT LOUD COMEDY CLUB Saturday 4 February 2017 8.00pm Starring: Mick Ferry, Tom Wrigglesworth, Luke Honnoraty, Damion Larkin (MC)  Mick Ferry award winning star of BBC1`s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and writer for John Bishop’s Britain (BBC1). Mick is another top class headliner who’s renowned as a fine and imaginative act so much so he… Read more »

FEFA Open Evening 2017

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An open evening is being held on Feb 23rd where prospective students and their parents can meet with staff and find out more about the top class education and training on offer. The Fowler Education and Football Academy (FEFA) was launched in 2015 by former Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester City and England striker Robbie Fowler and is… Read more »

Over 5,250 local children in need of homes

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Photo: Luise and Mark Fisher Critical shortage of foster carers in the North West – over 5,250 children in local authority care in need of homes Southport foster carers Louise and Mark Fisher are campaigning to reduce the severe shortage of foster carers in their area. In the North West there are over 5,250 children… Read more »

Southport town centre bucks the national nightlife trend

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Photo: Peaky Blinders, Lord Street Southport town centre bucks the national nightlife trend  The pints are still pouring freely in Southport, say the Southport BID despite a nationwide freefall in the number of bars and pubs we see on the street. It is a fact worth raising a glass too, they say, that Southport sees… Read more »

Residents invited to Southport jobs roadshow

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Sefton residents who want to mark the new year by getting a new job are being invited to a special employment day in Southport early next month. The Jobs Roadshow is being held at Southport Community Centre on Norwood Road in the town between 10am and 1pm on Thursday 2nd February. The event is being organised… Read more »

Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood surges to Abu Dhabi victory

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Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood kept his cool on the back nine to come home in 31 and win his second European Tour title at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The Englishman entered the day a shot behind overnight leader Tyrrell Hatton and turned in 36 on a day of tough scoring and gusting winds at Abu… Read more »

Spinal Injuries patient gets married at Southport Hospital

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Wedding bells ring as hospital helps celebrate couple’s marriage Tricia Lorenz, a patient at the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre, today married partner of four years, Steve McEntee at the centre. Tricia, from Wrexham, has been a patient at the centre (based at Southport hospital) for seven months following a medical procedure in March 2016 that left her paralysed and on… Read more »

Planned road works in the North West – Monday 23 to Sunday 29 January

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Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 23 to Sunday 29 January 2017 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 20 January and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is… Read more »

Southport v North Ferriby Saturday January 21st Kick Off 3pm

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Steve Burr and Keith Briggs have had three high quality training sessions at the JMO Sports Park this week preparing for Saturday’s Southport v North Ferriby Vanarama National League fixture. It really is a big three points on offer with the Sandgrounders aiming to create a bigger gap from the drop zone. Steve Burr said… Read more »

750k loan finally approved to buy Ramada hotel

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A Loan of three quarters of a million pounds has finally been a approved to buy the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Southport. £750,000 has been handed to Bliss Investment Partnership to help them complete the deal to buy the promenade based hotel in a takeover from Even Southport Ltd. The money was put forward by… Read more »

A new art installation under southport pier is causing quite the stir

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A new art installation under southport pier is causing quite the stir. The piece, which consists of mounds of rubbish and litter dumped underneath the public walkway, has split the opinion of residents – with some saying it’s just a massive pile of garbage. Others suggest it is a contemporary look at a growing refuse… Read more »

Police close off woodland after body discovered

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A body has been found in woodland in Southport, Thursday 19 January 2017. Police and ambulance crews were called to Foul Lane around 2pm after a member of the public reported finding the body at the rear of Meols Cop Industrial Estate. The 30-year-old deceased male was discovered inside a barn on the road to… Read more »

‘Come and Sing’ With The Southport Bach Choir

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The Southport Bach Choir at Emmanuel Parish Church are holding a ‘Come and Sing’ event conducted by Musical Director  Marc Murray at the start of next month. Members of the public will be invited to join in to sing Rutter’s Requiem. A spokesperson for the choir said: “John Rutter’s Requiem is one of the most… Read more »

Would you pay more for the police?

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Police Crime Commissioner says she is reluctantly asking tax payers to pay more more money to help ‘protect local policing.’ Jane Kennedy said she has made the request following the announcement of a proposed 1.4% cut in funding – which she says will leave the force facing a grant reduction of £3.3m next year in… Read more »

Public information exhibitions for new M56 junction options

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People living near Runcorn in Cheshire are being reminded that public information exhibitions on options for a new motorway junction along the M56 will get underway next week. A new junction – junction 11a – is being proposed by Highways England to provide a smoother link between the motorway and the new Mersey Gateway bridge… Read more »

Sex Pesting Pizza driver jailed

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Samuel Brown, 24, from Skelmersdale has today (January 16) been jailed for inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity. Samuel Brown, of Glebe Road, was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court. Between July and December 2015, Brown targeted a 15-year-old girl from the Skelmersdale area. Having befriended her parents, Brown pursued the teenager, sending her… Read more »

No Tax or MOT “Get it off the road” says resident

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Photo: A.V.I.S Morven Grove, Southport A.V.I.S (Abandoned Vehicle In Southport) A Mercedes which is untaxed and without MOT was abandoned on Brompton road, Southport two weeks ago. Today it has appeared in Morven Grove, A local resident told OTSNews.co.uk “The owner wants to get this rust bucket either taxed and MOT’d or off the bloody road! “It has no tax sorn,… Read more »

Easier access to a wide range of volunteering in Sefton

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Sefton residents will have easier access to a wide range of volunteering opportunities following the launch of a new simple online tool.   Volunteer Centre Sefton – part of Sefton CVS – has just launched its new Volunteer Connect system which features positions with organisations throughout Sefton and beyond.   The centre has more than 40 years’ experience… Read more »

Re-Appeal to find Southport man Patryk Mikowski after assault

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Appeal to find Southport man Patryk Mikowski after assault  Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help to trace a 32-year-old man from the Southport area. Officers wish to trace Patryk Mikowski after an assault that took place in Southport on 17 October. Efforts have been made by the police to find him, but he… Read more »

BREAKING NEWS: Police discover ‘Massive’ cannabis factory in Southport

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BREAKING: Police discover ‘Massive’ cannabis factory in Southport A huge cannabis farm has been discovered in a building in Crowland Street this morning, Monday 16 January 2017. Merseyside police acting on intelligence gained entry into a Crowland Street building at around 10am this morning and found a large quantity of marijuana growing inside. Police remain at… Read more »

Match report | Burscough 2-1 Brighouse Town

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Burscough’s last gasp winner stings Brighouse After beating Scarborough in their last home game, Keith McCann and his team were looking to build on some impressive performances and results as they try to rescue their season. Although a home defeat to Bamber Bridge in the week in the Intergo Cup wasn’t the result they were… Read more »

The MakeItWorkShop set the scene for filming at The Atkinson

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Update on Set The Scene MakeItWorkShop CIC involvement with the wonderful Clapperboard Uk and Sefton Carers filming at The Atkinson in Southport. All our wonderful props have been used to get the room ready and dressed for the 1980’s style script, ready for the Sefton Creative Hub shoot. The are 3 Sefton Hubs involved from… Read more »

Plymouth Argyle Ground Hoppers

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Plymouth Argyle Ground Hoppers By Ross Chandley On Saturday the 7th of January Burscough Football Club were delighted to welcome four Plymouth Argyle fans who had travelled to the Northwest for Sundays game versus Liverpool. When possible the group try and ground hop wherever they can. They are also keen on the idea of supporting lower… Read more »

MATCH PREVIEW | Barrow v Southport

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MATCH PREVIEW | Barrow v Southport Southport have the chance to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat to Aldershot Town when they visit Barrow on Tuesday evening. The Sandgrounders will need to improve their form away from home, having not won a league game on the road since the end of October. Barrow will have to… Read more »

Lavish has a new home in Southport town centre

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Photo: Lavish home, King Street, Southport Lavish has a new home in Southport town centre Lavish have just opened their beautiful new showroom in Southport to showcase some of their striking furniture and lighting products. The exclusive range of hand selected pieces caters for both classic and contemporary tastes and everything is a real stand… Read more »

Public views sought on proposals for a modern Sefton bus network

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Public views sought on proposals for a modern Sefton bus network People in Sefton have the opportunity to comment on proposals to make the town’s bus network simpler and clearer from next Monday (January 16). Proposals will be available for view and comment online at www.merseytravel.gov.uk/busreview from 9am on Monday January 16 until 5pm on Thursday January 26. There… Read more »

Keep Warm Keep Well Event at the Atkinson

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Sefton Council, in partnership with Sefton OPERA, are tackling fuel poverty in the area with a special Keep Warm Keep Well event, as part of the national Warm Homes Campaign. The campaign is run by fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA), which aims to raise awareness of the problem and some of the solutions… Read more »

£200,000 investment blows wind of change through Southport intensive care

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Picture shows, from left, Julie Webb (senior sister), Claire Ollerton (health care assistant) and Karen Rigby (critical care nurse). £200,000 investment blows wind of change Southport through intensive care Intensive care patients at Southport hospital are benefitting from a £200,000 investment in 10 new ventilators. The new devices, worth £20,000 each, replace ageing 10-year-old machines… Read more »

Three Formby men arrested for handling stolen goods

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Three Formby men arrested for handling stolen goods  Merseyside Police can confirm three men have been arrested following a traffic stop in Formby yesterday afternoon (Thursday, 6 January.) At around 4.30pm, officers stopped a Transit van on Elbow Lane and following a search of the vehicle, found what is believed to be either stolen or… Read more »

Have your say’ message with launch of M56 and A5036 options consultations

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Proposals for improving the busy A5036 Port of Liverpool link are designed to  tackle congestion and make journeys more reliable  People across Merseyside and Cheshire are being encouraged by Highways England to take part in consultations for 2 major road improvements delivering better journeys and a multi-million pound boost for the local and regional economy…. Read more »

PREVIEW | Aldershot V Southport

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Photo credit: Julia Urwin Sandgrounders face tough test against Aldershot at Recreation Ground on Saturday By Christy Byrne Southport make the trip south to Aldershot on Saturday for a tough assignment against a Shots side very much in the play-off hunt. Gary Waddock’s men find themselves six points outside the top five even after a… Read more »

A.V.I.S (Abandoned Vehicle In Southport)

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Photo: No tax, no MOT, A.V.I.S (Abandoned Vehicle In Southport) A Mercedes which is untaxed and without MOT has has been abandoned on Brompton road, Southport. A local resident told OTSNews.co.uk “It has been here for over three weeks now! It has no tax sorn, – it shouldn’t be on the road!.” “Merseyside Police was notified about this vehicle… Read more »

Cohabitation disputes increase as divorce rates fall

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Cohabitation disputes increase as divorce rates fall A family law expert has reported an increase in the number of cohabitation disputes arising, as more people choose to live together but remain unmarried. Gill Graveson, partner at Southport-based Birchall Blackburn Law and head of family law for the firm’s seven offices, spoke of the increase following… Read more »

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