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Tree bumblebees doing well in Southport

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Tree bumblebees first arrived from continental Europe about 15 years ago. They have now been seen throughout England, Wales and southern Scotland. They are doing well in the UK and helping our native eco-system because they are effective pollinators. Above: Tree bumblebees in Southport. Prof Mark Brown, Royal Holloway, University of London stated… “In Continental Europe… Read more »

Southport’s Coast is Clear

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Southport’s Coast is Clear  Volunteer group Rubbish Friends turned out in force over the bank holiday weekend to clear the Coastal Road pathways. The Southport litter-pickers filled 24 bags of rubbish from the side of the road and their mission was boosted by the Sands Hotel which provided free parking and much needed water in… Read more »

Missing from Southport home – Charlene Butterworth

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Photo: Charlene Butterworth Missing from Southport home – Charlene Butterworth The brother of missing Charlene Butterworth has made the following appeal on social media to locate his sister. Joshua said: “Please help, no one has heard from her in over 24 hours” Please inbox Joshua Butterworth on Facebook if you have any information. It is understood… Read more »

Southport’s overgrown roundabout a ‘considerable risk’

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Photo: Argyle road roundabout Southport’s overgrown roundabout a ‘considerable risk’ People living in the area of town say that plants on the roundabout have not been cut back all year, even the paid advert signs are barely visible. Chris Blundell said: “They are an absolute disgrace” Another resident added “It’s only a matter of time… Read more »

Sudden death Byrom Street Southport

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Sudden death Byrom Street Southport OTSNews.co.uk is saddened to report on a sudden death on Byrom Street, Southport Merseyside Police can confirm that a man’s body was found in a caravan at the rear of a house in Byrom Street, Southport on Sunday afternoon (May 29). The man was discovered at 4.30pm by a family… Read more »

Serious police incident on Byrom Street Southport

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Photo Gallery: Police forensics at the rear of Byrom Street property (6.30pm) Serious police incident on Byrom Street Southport Merseyside police and forensic teams are currently at an address on Byrom Street Southport, Sunday 29 May 2016. Police have taped off the Hawthorne Grove rear entrance to an address. Police forensics could be seen entering… Read more »

Sandgrounder August ‘Ale Trail’

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Photo: The Fox Cub, Walmer Bridge Sandgrounder ‘August Ale Trail’  Bernard Johnson said: “The next Ale trail from the great pub the Sandgrounder takes place on Wednesday 3rd August.  Places are sure to scarce at the last trip to the Lakes was fantastic.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk… Read more »

Funeral Parlour to replace Southport’s luxury car showroom

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Photo: Michael Pearce Ltd Funeral Parlour to replace Southport’s luxury car showroom Plans have been passed and Michael Pearce Ltd car showroom will be converted into  a funeral parlour. The proposal is listed below: Introduction & Proposal The applicant wishes to convert the existing property with no external physical changes into a funeral parlour that will include… Read more »

RTC Ash Street lights, Southport

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RTC Ash St lights, Southport Emergency services were called to Ash Street lights shortly after 8.00am  this morning after two vehicles collided with each other, Sunday 29 May 2016. Paramedics dealt with treated occupants of both vehicles at the scene. A local diversion was put in place after the collision. The road has now reopened,… Read more »

WATCH: Speeding tractor overturns on Tarleton Bypass roundabout

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Photo: The moment the trailer overturns (11.30am) Tarleton bypass partially blocked after tractor overturns Southport woman, Samantha Watt captured the very moment a tractor and trailer go round the roundabout too fast resulting in the trailer overturning, Saturday 28 May 2016. Samantha said: “The incident happened on the Tarlton Bypass going towards Preston at around about… Read more »

3 car RTC Meols Cop Road Southport

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Photo: RTC Meols Cop Road 3 car RTC Meols Cop Road Southport Emergency services were called to Meols Cop Road following reports of an RTC at around 4pm this afternoon, Saturday 28 May 2016 Paramedics arrived within 15 minutes of the call and treated the injured before transferring them to Southport Hospital. Members of the public that… Read more »

BOS Musical Theatre Company’s next production

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BOS Musical Theatre Company’s next production BOS Musical Theatre Company, currently performing 42nd Street at Little Theatre, Southport, are preparing to hold auditions for their autumn production of Annie. Anyone interested in being part of the cast are invited to come along to the ‘Introdutory Meeting’ on Tuesday 31st May 2016, 8pm at the Temperance… Read more »

Roadworks removed in north west for late May getaway

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Roadworks removed in north west for late May getaway Over twenty Highways England schemes are being lifted or completed on motorways and major roads in the north west in time for the bank holiday weekend, to help families enjoy smoother journeys. Across England roadworks will be lifted from Friday 27 May – leaving 97.4% of its 9,534-mile network free of roadworks… Read more »

Southport’s MakeItWorkShop Volunteering Week

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Volunteers Week. The Big Celebration of local Volunteering 1-12 June 2016 A big celebration of all volunteers is going to be held all over the UK from 1st June to12th June this year.   Hundreds of events will be taking place across the country to mark Volunteers Week.  This annual campaign which was established in 1984,… Read more »

Are we saying goodbye to the Rabbit for the final time?

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Photo: The Rabbit Pub, Southport Are we saying goodbye to the Rabbit for the final time?  Sad news that Southport has lost another of its old pubs, the Rabbit on Manchester Road, which has finally closed this week. Rabbit regular Gareth Burgess said: “It’s sad another pub as gone, the Rabbit was a fun packed… Read more »

Southport Taxi driver sleeping, as beautifully captured by resort resident

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Photo: Sleeping Southport Taxi driver Letter to the Editor (Friday 27 May 2016) There’s something very vulnerable about being asleep, especially being asleep in public. Today business was so slow in Southport even a taxi driver fell asleep at the Lord Street rank. I tried waking this cab driver – but he was out for the count. Even fellow… Read more »

Southport’s Most Wanted – Ryan Edwards

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Photo: Merseyside want to speak to Ryan Edwards over an allegation of burglary Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing a 20 year-old man who officers would like to speak to in connection with an allegation of burglary in Southport. Ryan Edwards, who is known to frequent the Southport area, is described… Read more »

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