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Meols Ward Councillors Advice Centre – Thursday 27th April

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Meols Ward Councillors Advice Centre – Thursday 27th April Meols Ward Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton will be holding their next Advice Centre on Thursday 27th April. 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 or… Read more »

CCTV appeal after thefts from Ormskirk shops

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Do you know these men? Police CCTV appeal after thefts from Ormskirk shops The Neighbourhood Policing Team are looking to speak with them in connection with a theft from W H Smith, Moor Street in Ormskirk Town Centre on Wednesday 12th April 2017. We are asking for anyone with information on the identity of these… Read more »

Open afternoon at Southport Care Home

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Open Afternoon at local care home HC-One Dale Park in Southport is holding an open afternoon on Wednesday 26th  April 2017, 2 – 5pm. The event is being held to provide an opportunity for professionals and members of the local community to meet the new Home Manager, Malcolm Rugen, have a look round the home… Read more »

Next Southport ‘SAFE’ Meeting – Monday 24 April

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Next Southport ‘SAFE’ Meeting – Monday 24 April The next meeting of Southport Access for Everyone will be held at the Victoria Methodist Church, Sussex Road, Southport PR8 6DG on Monday 24th April at 7 pm. The premises are fully accessible for wheelchair users with adequate car parking facilities. Light refreshments will be served before… Read more »

Travel in style with Southport’s finest – Monahan Travel

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Travelling in style has never been easier thanks to the elegant and extravagant Monahan Travel. The southport minibus company are currently sweeping the internet with their hugely popular – and incredibly exclusive – luxury 8 seater mini buses. And if you book quote OTS News and you can have a perfect ten percent off 2017… Read more »

Southport Princes Trust are on the lookout for new members

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Organisers of the Southport branch of the Princes Trust are on the lookout for new members. Run in collaboration with West Lancashire College, the twelve week course helps young people aged between 16 and 25 to develop a whole host of life skills including confidence, employability and communication. Southport Team Leader Ben Duffy said: “Do… Read more »

Local residents urged to get their heads together to talk about mental health

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HEALTH chiefs in West Lancashire are encouraging residents to talk about mental health. NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting the national ‘Heads Together’ campaign. Spear headed by Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the campaign, launched late last month, aims to shatter the stigma of mental health, by starting… Read more »

Charlie Clapham quits Southport Football Club

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At yesterday’s Board Meeting the first item on the agenda was the future position of the Club going forward. It was confirmed by Charlie Clapham that Sam Shrouder, Haydn Preece and David Barron would stand down as Directors at the end of the Clubs Financial year end the 30th June 2017. As Chairman I confirmed that… Read more »

Shoppers hopped along to Central 12 for family day out

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Central 12 Shopping Park hosted a low-sugar, highly egg-citing event over the Easter weekend where shoppers frantically searched for hidden eggs!  Families were invited to Central 12 Shopping Park for an Easter hunt with a twist. Instead of the usual chocolate eggs, children were being asked to locate six Easter images hidden in store windows… Read more »

Is this the end for Debenhams Lord Street?

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Debenhams have announced a number of their stores are under threat of closure. No announcement has been made as yet as to which sites could go but Southport is understood to be high on a list of locations to be reviewed. The closures are part of a strategy to reinvent the business and turnaround profit…. Read more »

Southport lift Youth Trophy

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Southport celebrate (photo: Eamonn McNamara) Southport won the Lancashire Sunday League’s Syndicate Trust Youth Trophy for the third time following their 5-0 victory against Charnock Richard at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium. Southport went ahead after 10 minutes when a cross from the left was well met by Ethan Dwyer, whose header beat the Charnock keeper…. Read more »

Witness appeal launched after M6 collision

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Witness appeal launched after M6 collision We are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision involving 10 vehicles on the M6 motorway. Police were called around 5.30pm yesterday (Wednesday, April 19) after reports of a major incident close to Junction 28 near Leyland. A Volvo HGV was travelling northbound in lane one when the vehicle… Read more »

New Aircraft Announced for Southport Airshow

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Sefton Council is excited to announce new aircraft displays as part of this year’s Southport Air Show. Taking place on Southport seafront from September 15-17 2017, the annual spectacle will see debut displays from the de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen and B-17 Flying Fortress G-BEDF Sally B. The Sea Vixen is a twin boom, twin-engine… Read more »

R.I.P Stephanie Jane (nee. Johnson) Holme

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RIP Stephanie Jane (nee. Johnson) Holme Stephanie Jane (nee. Johnson) Holme peacefully passed away on 13 April 2017 aged 49 years. A Funeral will be held on 26 April 2017 – Contact Lee: 07548832643 or Jack: 07892945859 for details. Donations to Queenscourt Hospice, Southport. Always in our hearts. xxx Submit News Contact us with your community,… Read more »

Viking and Saxon History on Merseyside

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Viking and Saxon History on Merseyside The latest talk, taking place at Formby Library on Tuesday May 9, will bring to life the history of the Vikings and Saxons on Merseyside. Diana Goodier,  a member of the ‘Wirhalh Skip Felagr’ – otherwise known as the Wirral Vikings historical re-enactment group, will be giving a talk… Read more »

Police speed trap Waterloo Road, Southport

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Photo: Waterloo Road, 12;30pm Watch out for 24 hours of speed checks on these roads as part of European wide operation. Police set up roadside speed traps in Southport today (Thursday 19 April) following complaints from local residents about speeding motorists. Merseyside Police officers will be joining colleagues across Europe in carrying out speed checks… Read more »

Uninsured driver has car seized on Lord Street Southport

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Photo: Ford Ka seized on Lord Street Uninsured driver has car seized on Lord Street Southport A motorist driving along Lord Street, Southport was pulled by Merseyside roads policing unit for having no insurance last night (Tuesdays 18 April). The vehicle was taken to a secure compound until the owner produces a valid insurance and… Read more »

Churchtown yobs target Botanic Gardens AGAIN

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Churchtown yobs target Botanic Gardens AGAIN Yobs have again left their mark on the Botanic Gardens in Churchtown over the bank holiday weekend. A Verulam Road resident told OTS News that a gang of six teenagers ripped down the fence of the Bowling club in a quest to graffiti the club house building. Recently yobs killed newborn… Read more »

SHALAMAR play LIVERPOOL – Olympia on Friday 28th April 2017!

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In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the name Shalamar became synonymous with the contemporary sound of catchy feel-good dance music.  Shalamar are best known for a string of worldwide hits such as ‘The Second Time Around’, ‘Make That Move’, ‘I Owe You One’, ‘I Can Make You Feel Good’, ‘There It Is’, ‘Friends’ and… Read more »

Are you thinking about starting your own business?

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Are you thinking about starting your own business? Local organisation smarta business starter have European funding to offer anyone over 16 years of age living on Merseyside free support to start up their own business. This support is for 12 hours and includes one-to-one advice and a range workshops designed to offer all the support needed… Read more »

Attempted robbery at Penwortham garage

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Attempted robbery at Penwortham garage CCTV images have been released by officers investigating an attempted robbery at a 24 hour filling station. The incident happened at around 12.05am this morning (Tuesday, April 18th) after three men dressed in dark clothing and ski masks have tried to enter the Middleforth Garage on Leyland Road, Penwortham, Preston. They… Read more »

Gypsies leave Kew Park & Ride

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Photo: Rubbish left behind at Kew Park and Ride Gypsies leave Kew Park & Ride Southport‘s Kew park that was taken over by gypsies last week has been left in an awful state with the contents of chemical toilets being dumped along with numerous amounts of other waste, Tuesday 18 Aril 2017. Councillor Tony Dawson, who has had… Read more »

NO RED ARROWS at Southport Air Show

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Photo: Red Arrows NO RED ARROWS at Southport Air Show Southport Air Show 2017 takes place at Southport Beach on Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September this year. Last year the Friday night flying was cancelled due to strong winds in Blackpool which made it difficult for planes there to take off. An Air show spokesperson… Read more »

Byng House drop in clinic – Thursday 20th April

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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 »

Star Trekk volunteers needed for annual Southport Queenscourt Trekk

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Star Trekk 2017  Every year hundreds of people join in with Star Trekk and take to the streets of Southport to raise much needed funds for Queenscourt Hospice. This is only possible thanks to a wonderful team of volunteers. For this year’s event, on Friday 19th May, we are in need of volunteer stewards who… Read more »

RTC on Alt Road in Formby on Easter Monday

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RTC on Alt Road in Formby on Easter Monday Merseyside Police were called to an RTC on Alt Road in Formby today at around 4:30pm, Monday 18 April 2017. black Renault Clio was upside down on its roof with windows all smashed and the second car was at the side of the road with back wheel damage…. Read more »

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