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A second male has been arrested in connection with the fail to stop collision in Southport

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Merseyside police has arrested a second man following fail to stop collision on Hargreaves Street, Southport on Monday 27 March. UPDATE A second male has been arrested in connection with the fail to stop collision on Hargreaves Street, where a police officer was injured. — MerPol Southport (@MerPolSouthport) March 29, 2017 The incident happened at around 7.30pm… Read more »

Abandoned Toyota Corolla, Southport

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Photo: Abandoned –Toyota Corolla A.V.I.S (Abandoned Vehicle In Southport) A Toyota Corolla was abandoned on Rivermeade, Southport, last night Monday  27 March 2017. A local resident told OTSNews.co.uk “It was abandoned late last and by two or three men that left at speed in another vehicle ”. “Merseyside Police has been notified.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport… Read more »

CCTV Appeal following attempted vehicle theft in Southport

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Do you recognise these men? CCTV Appeal following attempted vehicle theft in Southport  The incident happened at 3.03am on Saturday 25th March on Tithebarn Road in Southport. The three men gained entry by forcing the back door of the property but were scared off by the house alarm. It is thought that the men were… Read more »

Southport behind in time

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Southport behind in time It’s time someone at the Atkinson checked their watch and realise their clock hasn’t been changed! Daylight savings time has well and truly kicked in and while everybody else is now an hour ahead, the Atkinson Clock remains 60 minutes behind. This is because of a staffing issue meaning the only… Read more »

High Sheriff’s Young Citizen of the Year winner announced

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High Sheriff’s Young Citizen of the Year winner announced A Skelmersdale teen has been named as the High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year 2017. Grant Walker, 18, topped a list of more than 65 young and inspiring people from across the county who have made a real difference in their community. The… Read more »

Wayfarers Charity Concert take place tomorrow

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Wayfarers Charity Concert On April 25 2017 Wayfarers Chorus, in conjunction with KGV College, will be hosting a musical variety concert on behalf of Queenscourt Hospice.  This promises to be an excellent event, with a good mix of singing styles and instrumental performers. The line-up has now been finalised and tickets are now on sale.  Our last concert… Read more »

Southport projects get a share of £4,642,920 Big Lottery Fund

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There are 225 projects across the region sharing £4,642,920 in the latest round of grant awards. Today’s funding will support a diverse range of projects that enable people to improve their skills, meet new people and strengthen their communities. All projects are listed below are aware they have been awarded funding.  Home-Start Southport and Formby… Read more »

Female cyclist taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Southport

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Female cyclist hit by a car in Southport The emergency services were called to the junction of Duke street and Cemetery road, Southport (Tuesday 21 March 2017) following reports of a RTC. The woman (29) was struck by a black ford Focus outside the George pub at approximately 4:30pm. Police put local diversions in place whilst… Read more »

Old Ford Popular crashes off the Banks roundabout

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Photo: Police and paramedics at the scene (8.30pm) Old Ford Popular crashes off the Banks roundabout  The emergency services was called to A565 ‘Banks roundabout’ following reports of an RTC at around 8pm last night, Monday 20 March. A witness told our reporter,  “The driver of an old Ford Popular had lost control when existing… Read more »

Egyptian themed restaurant and bar set to open on Lord Street

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An Egyptian themed restaurant and bar on Lord Street, Southport If approved by Sefton Council, it would actually be the second North African themed eatery – following on from the growing success of the Fig Bistro on Eastbank Street, Southport. The proprietors behind the scheme have yet to be revealed but it is understood they… Read more »

Byng House drop in clinics are back for 2017

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Byng House drop in clinics are back for 2017 The Legion’s Advice and Information Officer, Sarah Abbotson, will be available at Byng House to discuss face to face the Legion’s services with anyone that may need help. This also includes: signposting people to other welfare services, discussing membership with those wanting to join the Legion… Read more »

Gunfire and grenades have been heard at Pleasureland Southport

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Gunfire and grenades have been heard at Pleasureland Southport Gunfire and grenades have been heard at Pleasureland Southport today. But there’s no need to be alarmed as the popular tourist attraction is actually hosting a weekend long Airsoft Civil War style shootout. The park has been transformed into a dystopian land where two teams will… Read more »

Bikers stay off the pavement – Or?

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Photo: Bikers enjoying Funland Carousel Bikers stay off the pavement – Or? Merseyside Police have issued a warning for bikers to stay off the pavement near to the Funland Carousel during bike meetings. 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,… Read more »

WATCH | Naked man goes off the rails at Southport station

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WATCH | Naked man goes off the rails at Southport station A rail passenger became so frustrated with no trains running from Southport Station today (Monday 13 March 2017) he attempted to strip naked! Although it’s not clean how the bizarre protest would have worked in his favour, the man who was clearly intoxicated, took… Read more »

Crime Alert – Birkdale

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Photo: Vaughan road, Birkdale Crime Alert – Birkdale Residents have been urged to take extra care following a number of emails to OTS News regarding suspicious activity in the area of Vaughn road, Birkdale. On Sunday after (12 March) one resident said: “Please warn anyone who lives in the Vaughan road area to be aware of people… Read more »

Proud parents at SB Rangers

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SB Rangers Email sent into OTS News from local junior football team SB Rangers. Myself and all the parents are very proud of this little Southport team SB Rangers, they played their little hearts out yesterday (Saturday 11 March) in their first away game in Liverpool against a brilliant team George’s juniors. We lost but… Read more »

Drink and drug driver arrested in Ainsdale

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Photo: Police assisting with a drink driver in Ainsdale Drink driver arrested after crash on Ainsdale Beach Officers from Merseyside road policing unit pulled over a drunk driver in Ainsdale in the early hours of this morning (Friday 10 March 2017) The driver provided a sample of 62 in custody. Limit is 35. The officer… Read more »

Southport town centre dispersal order extended

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Photo: Dispersal order extended Southport town centre dispersal order extended  Southport town centre dispersal order extended extended in order to combat tackle anti-social behaviour in Southport. Merseyside Police originally put a disposal order in place on  Sunday 5th March crackdown until Wednesday. However, officers will now continue to enforce it until 7.30pm this Friday (March 10). Police issue… Read more »

Prisoner wanted after absconding from HMP Kirkham

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Darren Price, 41, from Kirkby We are appealing for help to find a prisoner who has absconded from HMP Kirkham. Darren Price, 41, from Kirkby, went missing from the prison yesterday morning (Tuesday, March 7) where he is serving a 56 month sentence after he was convicted of conspiracy to steal in May 2015. He is… Read more »

WATCH: Car ends up on its side after crash in Churchtown

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WATCH: Car ends up on its side after crash in Chucrhtown Police closed Manor road, Chuchtown, in both directions following an accident earlier this evening. The road was blocked between the box tree cafe and Botanic road as a result of the accident which happened at around 6:45pm this evening, Tuesday 7 March 2017. Two… Read more »

Southport team take on Monte Carlo rally challenge!

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Southport team take on Monte Carlo rally challenge! Ryan Corteen is leading a Southport team driving through Europe for an event called the Monte Carlo or Bust Rally, which is when around 75 vehicles, each purchased for £500 or less, travel from the UK to Monte Carlo via Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy…. Read more »

Southport locals go bananas for monkey themed bingo evening

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Southport locals go bananas for monkey themed bingo evening Bingo players from across Southport are going bananas in anticipation for Mecca’s latest themed evening filled with monkeys, madness and money. As a certain ape bursts onto UK cinema screens this Friday, Mecca Southport will be holding their own Monkey Night event. During the evening, every… Read more »

4×4 ditched down Plex Moss Lane (Near Southport)

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Photo: Plex Moss Lane 4×4 ditched down Plex Moss Lane (Near Southport) A 4×4 unfortunately crashed into a ditch along Plex Moss Lane on Friday evening. A member of the public reported that the occupants escaped out of a rear window. Fortunately no one was reported injured. The vehicle still awaits recovery. Submit News Contact us with your… Read more »

WATCH | Marine Way Bridge closed after man was struck by car

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Photo: Marine Way Bridge closed following the incident (12:30pm) WATCH | Marine Way Bridge closed after man was struck by car The emergency services was called to the Marine Way Bridge, Southport at around 12pm this afternoon (Saturday 4th March 2017). Police arrived to find that a male had been struck by a vehicle traveling along the… Read more »

Two car collision Liverpool Road

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Photo: RTC, Liverpool Road 8.15pm Two car collision Liverpool Road The emergency services was called Liverpool Road following a report of a collision shortly after 8pm this evening, Thursday 2 March. fortunatly occupants of both vehicles escaped without serious injury, however in shock.

Formby school wins good diabetes care award

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Formby school wins good diabetes care award A school in Formby has received a special award that celebrates schools which provide great care and support to children and young people with Type 1 diabetes. Freshfield Primary School has won Diabetes UK’s Good Diabetes Care in School Awards a new recognition scheme introduced by the charity… Read more »

AVIS Linaker Street, Southport

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Photo: Abandoned Honda on Linaker Street A.V.I.S (Abandoned Vehicle In Southport) A blue Honda was abandoned on Linaker Street, Southport this afternoon, Tuesday 28 February 2017. A local resident told OTSNews.co.uk “It has abandoned in the middle of the road causing an obstruction to traffic! The Government website indicates that it is untaxed and no MOT – it shouldn’t be on the road!… Read more »

Local MG Club donate to worthy charities

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Photo: Ben Dobson one of our junior members presenting the cheque to Emma and Hayley at St Catherine’s Hospice. MG Club donate to local charities West Lancs MG Owners Club held there annual AGM back in January of this year and as usual we had our annual draw by the members to nominate four local charities… Read more »

Storm Doris alert issued to drivers

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Storm Doris alert issued to drivers Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys tomorrow (Thursday 23 February) after Highways England issued a severe weather alert for the country’s major roads. An amber alert for gales will be in place across the North, Midlands and East between 6am and 6pm on… Read more »

Give a toss about fire safety this Pancake Day

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Give a toss about fire safety this Pancake Day Traditionally Shrove Tuesday marks the beginning of Lent, when many people throughout the country make pancakes before they begin a 40 day fast. But amidst all the fun of cooking up sweet treats take a moment to remember fire safety this Pancake Day. Accidental fires caused… Read more »

Person hit by train at the Fisherman’s Path crossing was 42-year-old man

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Photo: Taken from inside the train (credit Person hit by train at the Fisherman’s Path crossing was 42-year-old man The person hit by a train in Freshfields yesterday was a 42-year-old man, British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed. The man died at the scene and BTP have confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances. Officers were called… Read more »

Forensic officers search Grundy Close gardens

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Photo: CID carry out enquires on Grundy Close (Tuesday 5pm) Forensic officers search Grundy Close gardens  Police and forensic officers remain on Grundy Close in Southport. On Tuesday evening (21 February) forensics officers were searching through bins and gardens. Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously injured in Southport on Saturday… Read more »

Virginia Street sink hole finally being be fixed after 3 years

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Photo: Virginia Street closed (Tuesday 21 February 2017) Virginia Street sink hole finally fixed after 3 years For years drivers were warned of a sink hole the bottom of a speed bump outside 7, Virginia Street, Southport. OTS News.co.uk received numerous complaint about vehicles being damaged. Sefton Council and Unitedly Utilities have finally decided to carry… Read more »

WATCH: Air Ambulance lands on Carr Lane recreation ground

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Photo: Air ambulance 3.30pm Air Ambulance lands on Carr Lane recreation ground Air ambulance was this afternoon circulating above Southport and later landed on Carr Lane recreation ground (Monday 20 February 2o17). Witnesses at the scene reported that a young child was transferred from an ambulance into the air ambulance. OTS News.co.uk will have full… Read more »

Man bailed following attack that left Southport woman in hospital with serious head injuries

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Photo: CID carry out enquires on Grundy Close Man bailed following attack that left Southport woman in hospital with serious head injuries. Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously injured in Southport on Saturday 18 February. Officers were called to Southport hospital at around 2.15am following a report that a woman… Read more »

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