Posts Categorized: News

National Stalking Awareness Week (21-24 April)

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Stand together and say ‘NO’ is the key message of this year’s National Stalking Awareness Week which takes place from Monday 20 April to Friday 24 April, organised by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Lancashire Constabulary is supporting the national campaign which is focussing on raising awareness amongst young people about stalking. Stalking does not have an… Read more »

Fire Brigade called to Banks Allotments

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Photo: Allotment Fire, Aveling Drive (by Lauren) Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service was called to Banks allotments this evening following a call from the public at around 7pm, Friday 17 April 2015. An Aveling Drive resident quoted: “The fire was becoming dangerously close to the houses”. Two appliance attended the scene. Fire fighters quickly extinguished… Read more »


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Merseyside Police can confirm the mother of a newborn found in Southport on Thursday, 16 April has this afternoon (Friday, 17 April) been found. She was found within the Merseyside area and is currently receiving medical treatment. Superintendent Claire Richards, said: “I would like to thank the local community, the online community and the media… Read more »

Help find Finn a match

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There is a recruitment being held next Thursday 23rd April from 10am onwards at BACO, 17-21 Railway Road, Ormskirk in the hope that we find a donor match for 7 year old Finn from Crosby.Finn was recently diagnosed with myeloidysplastic syndrome  (bone marrow failure).  He has undergone intensive chemotherapy over Easter and now desperately needs… Read more »

Planned roadworks in the North West – Monday 20 to Sunday 26 April

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Friday 17 April 2017 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 17 April and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible…. Read more »

Martin Mere worth millions to local economy

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A new study has found that the Martin Mere Wetland Centre injects around £5.8 million to the local economies of West Lancashire and Sefton every year. Nick Brooks, General Manager at Martin Mere, said “The study shows that nature conservation not only pays dividends for wildlife but it can also greatly benefit people. I’m sure… Read more »

Bella Hardy BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner 2014 – New Album and Tour Playing The Atkinson Southport on Saturday 16 May

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The Atkinson are thrilled to be working with Bella Hardy, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner ‘Folk Singer of The Year’ 2014, launching her new album ‘With The Dawn’ in March and  doing a major tour to support the release during April and May 2015. Bella Hardy’s seventh solo album With The Dawn – her… Read more »

Southport man spared from jail for 2 years after strangling the mother of his child and then hitting her with a playstation

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34 year old Philip Howard attacked his former girlfriend and mother to his child in an alcohol fuelled attack over car keys. 34 year old Philip Howard was in court yesterday after attacking his former girlfriend with a playstation and strangling her. Judge Norman Wright, sentencing, said “You assaulted her, you kicked her, you hit her with… Read more »

Newborn Baby Found In Neville Street Toilets Southport

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Photo: Flavours Neville Street The Emergency services were called to  Flavours Ice cream bar today after a report of a baby being found in the toilets, Thursday 16 April 2015. It is thought that the baby had been delivered in the toilets. There was no sign of the baby’s mother, or anybody in connection with the… Read more »


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ots-missing-from-home 15-year-old Shauna Barnes from Southport.

Missing 15-year-old Shauna Barnes from Southport Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of a 15-year-old Shauna Barnes from Southport.  Shauna was last seen on Monday (13 April) afternoon at Hillside train station boarding a Liverpool bound train. She was reported as missing later that day. There has been no contact with her… Read more »

Jake Barton fighting in the Elite Fighting Championship 10 at the Prince of Wales Hotel, Southport

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Local Jake Barton is set to fight in the Elite Fighting Championship at the Prince of Wales Hotel on Sunday 3rd May. Just 3 weeks tomorrow until Elite Fighting Championships is back with its 10th Instalment at the Prince of Wales Hotel on Lord Street Southport. We have some great fights lined up including an… Read more »

Meet Southport Party election candidate Jacqueline Barlow

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Photo: Jacqueline Barlow OTSnews spoke with Jacqueline who said: “Following the announcement that me, Jacqueline Barlow is to stand in the general election for the Southport Party I have noticed a number of questions have been levelled at me .. I am happy to speak to anyone in a reasoned way and would like to stress that… Read more »

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