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Classic Cars arrive in Southport ahead of tomorrows Land Speed Record Re-Enactment

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Classic cars starting to arrive for the 90th anniversary of Sir Henry Segrave’s land speed record on Southport Beach tomorrow. Several vehicles were parked outside the Ramada today. Wednesday marks the 90th anniversary of Sir Henry Segrave’s land-speed record and is the heart of the Festival. The Sunbeam Tiger will leave the Atkinson tomorrow morning and return… Read more »

Thieves target golf clubs outside Southport Municipal

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Photo: Southport Municipal Police are advising golfers to security mark their clubs and keep valuable items out of view. Golfers are being advised to keep their clubs and valuable items out of view after thieves targeted cars at the weekend. Merseyside Police in Southport tweeted: “Two thefts of golf clubs from cars occurred over the… Read more »

Vandals on the rampage in Ainsdale

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Photo: Post Office, Station Road, Ainsdale Last night the cash machine at the post office on Station Road was vandalised. The Chocolate Box had its sign taken and almost every bus stop glass window has been smashed, even as far as Kenilworth Road. Cllr Haydn Preece quoted: “After issues in the past I got CCTV… Read more »

Free Parking in Southport town centre

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Photo: Free Parking in Southport A privately owned Wright Street Car Park is offering free parking until parking meters are installed. Will it always be free…..? Well watch the video below and make your own mind up! Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email ots@otsnews.co.uk Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter  www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it… Read more »

How many Southport parents were fined for taking kids out of school?

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A total 51 Southport parents were fined for taking their children out of school without permission last year.  Following the Freedom for Information act OTSnews can reveal 51 parents were fined £60 for taking children out of school between Sept 2014 and Sept 2015. Sefton Council collected a total of £2,520 in fine revenue. Overview   You must make… Read more »

UPDATE: Person dead after being hit by a train between Ainsdale and Freshfield

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Photo: Train evacuated at Ainsdale station UPDATE: Person dead after being hit by a train between Ainsdale and Freshfield A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “Our officers were called to an area near Freshfield, Formby, Merseyside at 9.20am on Thursday, 21 January following reports of a person being hit by a train. “Colleagues from… Read more »

Merseyside Police remind motorists of dangers of using mobile phones while driving

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Photo Credit: Southport drivers on the phone Facebook page Merseyside Police’s roads policing department are reminding motorists of the dangers of using mobile phones while driving. In 2015 over 2700 drivers on Merseyside were stopped by police using their mobile phones while driving, an offence which can contribute to serious road traffic collisions. Officers from Merseyside… Read more »

UPDATE: Floods hit southport after heavy rain

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Photo: Balmoral Drive  After heavy rainfall throughout Christmas Day, forecasters put out their rain warning which they say will continue throughout tonight, and last until 11.45pm on Boxing Day night. Above: Grange Road, Flooding Parts of Southport are already under water, Grange Road below is completely under water. A Resident quoted: “We have complained on three… Read more »

Appeal launched for Southport mum’s funeral

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Debbie Lankshear was a truly amazing women and taken from such a loving family of 5 generations to soon. A crowdfunding appeal has been launched to help with funeral costs for a Southport mum suddenly died just before Christmas . Debbie Lankshear sadly passed away last week. The ‘gofundme‘ page has been set up by Graham Winrow, who posted… Read more »

Bus and train times over Christmas and New Year?

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Boxing Day – Saturday 26th December A limited network of buses will run, as will the Soccerbus for the Liverpool vs Leicester match an Anfield, and a limited rail service will run on Northern and Wirral lines calling at selected stations. Sunday 27th December Some buses will operate a normal Sunday service, some services will… Read more »

Pin sandwich served up to Pets on Ivy Street

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Southport pet owners warned about a sandwich laced with pins. Dog owner Kathy Edwards urged fellow pet owners to be vigilant after her Pekingese dog, Yuki, nearly ate a pin sandwich down Ivy Street in Southport at around 7.20am on Monday morning. She said: “Whilst walking Yuki down Ivy Street on Monday he very nearly ate… Read more »

CQC inspection reveals Blair House requires improvement (Southport)

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This unannounced inspection of Blair House Care Home took place on 21 September 2015. Blair House provides nursing and personal care for people who have mental health needs. It is registered to provide 41 places. The home is a large detached property set in a residential setting fairly close to Southport Town Centre. A registered… Read more »

KGV Christmas Charity Day Raises £485.50 For Queenscourt Hospice

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Photo: KGV Fundraisers Staff and Students at King George V College have raised £485.50 for Queenscourt Hospice, this Christmas. The money was raised during a Christmas Charity Day at the College on Thursday 17thDecember.  Staff and students wore their most festive Christmas attire in a bid to raise money for the local Hospice – even… Read more »

Police issue warning over cash machine scams in Southport

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People in area are being warned to be aware of scammers stealing people’s money from cash machines in the area. Merseyside Police has issued a Sefton Crime Alert, asking people to watch out for any suspicious devices when accessing machines in this busy time in the run-up to Christmas. A police spokesman said: “Please be aware… Read more »

From KRAKOW to Southport

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Photo: KRAKOW Supermarket, Southport The former Blockbuster Video Entertainment shop in Shakespeare Street is being converted into an Eastern European supermarket called KRAKOW. A Shakespeare Street resident said: “I’m from Poland and its great to see so many Eastern European shops opening in our town. It’s much better than all these shops being empty”. KRAKOW is… Read more »

Pudding & Pie burgled in Southport

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Photo: Pudding & Pie, Wayfarers Arcade Burglars have struck at Pudding & Pie in Wayfarers Arcade in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 9 December 2015. The burglar(s) gained entry though an air vent at the back of the business. Police forensics have yet to attend the scene 11am. Despite the disruption business was… Read more »

R.I.P George Thierens “The Gate Man”

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GEORGE THIERENS Passed away suddenly at home on Monday 30th November leaving heartbroken wife Lilian, children Michelle, Melanie, Richard and his many grandchildren. George was a well-known figure in Southport who was loved, liked and respected by many. George was the original “Gate Man” recognised for his red overalls and long hair! His exceptional skill… Read more »

Police Cordon Off Esplanade Southport After Man Has Face Slashed

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Photo: Crime scene  Merseyside Police are appealing for information following an assault in Southport in the early hours, Sunday November 1. At about 1.25am, officers were called to Esplanade, between Pleasureland and Dunes Leisure Centre, to a report that a man, aged 19, had a stab wound to his face. He was taken to hospital where his condition is described… Read more »

Women taken to hospital with head injuries in Southport town centre

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The emergency services were called to Eastbank Street this evening, Friday 23 October 2015. A member of the public reported a disturbance outside the Tesco express store. Three police vehicles attended and an ambulance crew treated a female at the scene before taking her to Southport Hospital. At the moment it is believed that no… Read more »

Another Southport Tory Publicity stunt falls flat on its face – at 20 MPH…!

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Ainsdale Tories:  misleading the Southport public over pollution/speed issue. The Southport press recently highlighted the controversial matter of 20 mph speed limits within the town. Naturally there are arguments both for and against this divisive situation yet this is ‘not’ what I wish to focus on herein. I do however want to highlight the fact that… Read more »

Police called to a disturbance on North Road Southport

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Photo: North Road, Southport (10am) Police were called to a property on North Road following reports of a disturbance this morning, Saturday 5 September. The photograph above was taken at 10m this morning. Police at the scene declined to comment on the incident. A local resident quoted: “Police had detained a female who was on the… Read more »

Appeal to find 16-year-old girl missing since music festival six days ago

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Samantha Josephine Nutt is known to frequent Southport, Blackpool, Liverpool and Prescot Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing a 16 year-old girl who has gone missing. Samantha Josephine Nutt was last seen on Saturday, August 29, when she left her home address in Prescot to attend Liverpool Music Festival at Sefton… Read more »

Armed robber raids Southport’s Pets At Home store

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Ocean Plaza in Southport. The Pets at Home store there was raided by an armed robber Detectives in Sefton are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at Pets at Home in Southport today, Thursday 3 September. At just before 6.30am a man, dressed in black, wearing a balaclava and carrying a large laptop-type holdall, approached… Read more »

Southport’s Macmillan line dance raised £2,021.89

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The town hall gardens was buzzing with the sound of line dancing on bank holiday Sunday, as volunteers put their best feet forward to raise hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Secretary and treasurer of the Macmillan Cancer Support Southport Committee Pamela Walmsley said: “The weather was kind to us again, fine and dry… Read more »

Barrister Blasts Sefton Planners at Deaf School Enquiry

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The barrister for the developers in summing up on Friday at the appeal hearing over the proposed housing development on the Birkdale School for the Deaf site described Sefton’s presentation of its case as “lamentable” and the worst effort he had come across in his entire career. Although powerful arguments on the grounds of conservation… Read more »

Southport councillors campaign to save Churchtown NatWest swings into action

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Southport Lib Dem councillors have launched a campaign to save Churchtown ‘s NatWest branch on Cambridge Road. Councillors Pat Keith and John Dodd have drawn up a petition against the proposed closure of the bank, and it has attracted hundreds of signatures from residents and businesses since starting. A spokesperson from the NatWest said the bank is due to… Read more »

Ormskirk Motorfest 2015: Superb photos from automobile extravaganza

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Ormskirk Motorfest 2015, Photographs by Jon Hart – reason2design, Southport Crowds assembled in Ormskirk as more than 350 cars and motorcycles lined up in displays across the town centre and in Coronation Park. The fifth annual Ormskirk Motorfest took place this afternoon, with Formula 1 displays, competitions and cars and motorbikes from a variety of brands and eras. The… Read more »

Southport boy has his disability trike stolen again

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Southport mum is appealing for people’s help after thieves stole her son’s disability trike on his birthday. The bike was stolen as burglars struck at the home in Marshside, as the family were looking forward to celebrating the boy’s 12th birthday. The theft took place at some time either last night or this morning. This… Read more »

Southport Air Show Organisers confirm event goes ahead

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Southport Air Show Will takes place on Saturday and Sunday 19 & 20th September  The Show’s Flying Display Director, David Walton of TSA Consulting Ltd, said, “Although the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have issued restrictions on vintage aircraft displays over land, this guidance will not have as great an effect on Southport as the show… Read more »

Councillor Gets Stuck In At Southport Fire Station

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The photo shows one of the firefighters giving Marianne training in using the water hose  Councillor Marianne Welsh who represents Southport on Merseyside’s Fire and Rescue Authority not only attended the Fire Stations recent Blue Light Open Day but decided to get some training whilst there in handling one of the powerful water hoses. Marianne,… Read more »

Boiled water notice for parts of Lancashire continues

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People in large parts of Lancashire are being urged to continue boiling water as United Utilities battles to eradicate the the cryptosporidium bug that has affected water supplies to 300,000 homes. The firm has now begun to instal ultra violet rigs on certain parts of the network which will help them to kill off the… Read more »

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