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RTC Roe Lane Southport

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RTC Roe Lane Southport The emergency services were called to Roe Lane, Southport, at approximately 8.15 this morning (Monday 5 Descember 2016) following a report of a RTC. Two vehicles collided at the junction of Roe Lane and Park Avenue Road, Southport. A injured occupants were treated at the roadside by paramedics before being taken… Read more »

Southport Xmas Parade is back as the trucks roll on – updated

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Southport’s Xmas parade returned to the resort this year. Local resident Adam Brown was behind this fun-filled festive event. The celebration is being used to deliver toys for disabled children at Ainsdale’s Springbrook centre. Several hundred toy donations came from generous businesses and others. Springbrook House currently provides respite facilities for children with a range… Read more »

Prescot warehouse fire: Blaze at hazardous waste site

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A huge blaze has engulfed a warehouse which handles hazardous waste, sending huge plumes of smoke into the sky. Explosions have been heard coming from the Remondis site on Carr Lane, Prescot, Merseyside, since the fire started at about 06:00 GMT. Fire crews have not yet confirmed what materials are handled at the site but… Read more »

Police Called to a disturbance on Compton Road Southport

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Photo: Police outside a Compton Road home Police Called to a disturbance on Compton Road Southport  Emergency services were called to a disturbance on Compton Road, Southport this afternoon, Sunday 4 December 2016. Police still at the scene, update to follow when more info becomes available.   Submit News Contact us with your community, business or… Read more »

Sefton second in Safeguarding Children

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Sefton second in Safeguarding Children  Sefton Council and partners were announced as runners-up for a top prize at this year’s prestigious Guardian Public Service Awards. The Sefton Multi Agency Child Sexual Exploitation (MACSE) Panel came second overall in the Care Category beating off more than 400 other entries. The Panel is co-chaired by Sefton’s service… Read more »

Sefton open to businesses of all shapes and sizes

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Sefton open to businesses of all shapes and sizes While supporting local businesses, we also encourage people to shop in the borough and spend their hard earned money locally. Not only will this help the local economy, it will directly benefit Sefton companies and enterprises. There are a number of Community Markets taking place across… Read more »

When are the last posting dates for Christmas 2016?

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When are the last posting dates for Christmas 2016? It’s time to get organised and make sure you post your cards and presents in time for Christmas day. Royal mail has announced its recommended last posting dates for Christmas deliveries. So make a note of these dates to ensure you don’t get caught out this year. Recommended… Read more »

Popular family owned Southport cafe has closed

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Popular family owned Southport cafe has closed C’espresso has closed for the final time today (Saturday 3 December 2016) The family business has closed today, C’espresso on Lord Street has closed after the land lord is hiking up prices a stupid amount after nearly three years of taking the 10 year lease. A customer at… Read more »

Birkdale’s Carlos & Marco’s Brasserie restaurant has closed

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Birkdale restaurant closes  Carlos & Marco’s Brasserie in Birkdale Village has cease trading, Saturday 3 December 2016. A member of the public who wishes to remain anonymous said: “We have paid a deposit for christmas night out, looks like they will be giving us a refund.” The company facebook page has been taken offline. OTSNews.co.uk has… Read more »

Hillside lights up!

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Hillside lights up! Hillside traders have clubbed together to pay for Christmas decorations this year to brighten up the area. A working party of volunteers gave up their day on Monday to decorate the area along Sandon Road give it a Christmas feel. Angela Frith from the Grasshopper Micropub said “Our customers have been very… Read more »

Head on car crash Hillside

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Head on crash Hillside At 1.50pm Emergency services were called to Lynton Road, Hillside, Saturday 3 December 2016. Two car crashed head on at the junction of Lynton Road/Drive. Occupants of both vehicles escaped without serious injuries. The road is currently blocked.

Big well done to Tesco Southport for saving Christmas at Southport A&E!

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Big well done to Tesco Southport for saving Christmas at Southport A&E! Staff and patients are delighted after local supermarket staff donated some fairy lights and decorations for the tree at the Town Lane site! A&E staff member Amy Crompton said: “Thank you to our local tesco in Southport for kindly donating some fairy lights… Read more »

Police catch up with Pleasureland trespassers

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Photo: Police officers inside Ocean Plaza, southport Police catch up with Pleasureland trespassers Police officers were called to McDonald’s Ocean plaza (Friday 2 November). Four teenage trespassers were spotted inside Pleasureland and chased off by security. The teenagers ran into fast food restaurant and at this point police were called. Staff kept the teenagers inside… Read more »

Spy on your partner for £120 anyone?

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You can now pay to spy on your partner. A new private investigation initiate, formed by an unknown Southport man, offers worried men or women the chance to spy on their loved ones if they suspect they are up to no good! There is a minimum charge of £120 for the service which allows your… Read more »

Ainsdale Christmas Switch On Success

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Ainsdale Christmas Switch On Success  Joan Major (Secretary of the Ainsdale Civic Society) reflects on the Ainsdale Christmas switch on. Joan said: “Well what a wonderful night Ainsdale had….The Ainsdale Civic Society event was a huge success with hundreds of residents coming together to see Miss Southport, Chloe Brown do the countdown to the switch… Read more »

Richard Fraser appointed Trust Chair

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Richard Fraser appointed Trust Chair Richard Fraser has been appointed Chair of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. He succeeds Sue Musson who becomes chair of Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the New Year. Richard, who is also chair of St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, will serve in post from… Read more »

FLETCHERS SOLICITORS EXPANDS CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE OFFERING WITH TRIO OF SENIOR APPOINTMENTS

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FLETCHERS SOLICITORS EXPANDS CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE OFFERING WITH TRIO OF SENIOR APPOINTMENTS Fletchers Solicitors, one of the UK’s leading serious injury and clinical negligence law firm, has bolstered its dedicated clinical negligence team with the appointment of three senior solicitors.  Lynne Ainsworth, Nina Sahu and Christian Beadell have joined Southport-based Fletchers as senior solicitors within in… Read more »

Southport soldier deploys to Iraq

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Photo: Kingsman Tom Halsall Southport soldier deploys to Iraq A soldier from Southport is deploying to Iraq to help train Iraqi Security Forces in their fight against Daesh.  Kingsman Tom Halsall, of 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, will be spending six months near Baghdad helping to provide protection to other personnel who are… Read more »

Southport Synagogue to make way for new homes

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The Synagogue on Arnside Road is set to make way for new homes Plans have been submitted to Sefton Council to redevelop the place of worship, which plays host to Southport’s Hebrew congregation, into a block of flats that would lead to part of the building, consecrated in 1926, being demolished. The facade of the… Read more »

Working Together to Make a Difference

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The photo shows: Sue Long: President, Southport Meols Rotary, Pauline Morris: Lord Street in Bloom, John Woodward: General Manager Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel along with Lord Street in Bloom Volunteers. Working Together to Make a Difference Two community groups joined together to help make a difference to Southport – for the better. Some months ago,… Read more »

Right at Home wins national award

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Local company Right at Home yesterday beat household names and the biggest brand names in the Franchise sector to win the highly prestigious Best Franchise Award. The homecare provider, which delivers high quality support services to vulnerable adults across the UK, scooped the high investment category award at a presentation in London. In a David… Read more »

Southport man missing from home

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Missing: Leslie Gorman Southport man Leslie Gorman missing from home Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help in finding a Southport man who was last seen on Saturday, 26 November. Leslie Gorman, aged 27, was last seen on Lord Street, Southport and extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish his whereabouts. Leslie is described as… Read more »

Two week crackdown on cannabis farms in Merseyside

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Two week crackdown on cannabis farms in Merseyside Merseyside Police is today (Thursday, 24 November 2016) launching a two week crackdown on criminals growing cannabis across Merseyside. Activity will take place in all five force areas (Liverpool, Knowsley, Wirral, Sefton and St Helens) will execute warrants at properties across the county. Officers on foot will… Read more »

Genting Casino Southport Unveil Community Link Foundation Main Stand

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Genting Casino And Community Link Foundation Partnership Sees Main Stand Sponsorship Genting Club Southport is proud to announce its sponsorship of Southport Football Club’s Grandstand, helping to secure the club’s future, as Southport FC moves towards the Football League. The casino, located on The Promenade, has donated £20,000 to the club. And, in recognition of… Read more »

Mindless vandals smash up telephone box outside Southport Town Hall

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Mindless vandals smash up telephone box outside Southport Town Hall Mindless vandals have smashed a phone box along Lord Street this morning, Thursday 1 December 2016. Dukes ward councillor David Barton told OTSNews.co.uk “It’s always disappointing to see these mindless acts of vandalism and the effect they have on everyone in town. “There is so much work… Read more »

New Directions stages Christmas Market with a difference

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New Directions stages Christmas Market with a difference Sefton residents are being invited to a Christmas market with a difference in Southport. The event at the Rotten Row garden centre – run by leading borough adult social care provider New Directions – will feature a selection of festive goods handcrafted and finished by people with… Read more »

Reindeer, Elves and Santa at Southport

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Reindeer, Elves and Santa at Southport Central 12 Shopping Park brought the North Pole to Southport with a special Christmas Extravaganza event. Hundreds of residents of Southport visited the retail park to get up close and personal with real reindeer, meet Father Christmas and be thoroughly entertained by some wacky Christmas acts! On Sunday 27th… Read more »

Police launch Christmas crackdown on drink and drug driving

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Police launch Christmas crackdown on drink and drug driving THE devastating consequences of drink driving will be highlighted as part of a countywide campaign, which is being launched this week. The festive crackdown, which aims to educate drivers about the dangers of drinking and taking drugs before driving, will see police carrying out high profile… Read more »

Birkdale Village to Open This Years Christmas Fayre With Launch of New Village Branding

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Picture Supplied from Left to Right: Lucy Morton (Busy Body’s Lingerie) , Elle Crozier (Croziers Café) , Matthew Rycraft (Matthew Rycraft Photography), Victoria Formby (The Jewelers Bench) , Sally Bee (Sally Bee Gifts) Birkdale Village to Open This Years Christmas Fayre With Launch of New Village Branding The Birkdale Trading Association have come together to create… Read more »

WATCH: Southport Lifeboat feature in this year’s Co-op Christmas TV advertising campaign

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Southport Lifeboat  feature in this year’s Co-op Christmas TV advertising campaign Southport Offshore Rescue Trust (Southport Lifeboat) has been chosen as one of the four charities to feature in this year’s Co-op Christmas TV advertising campaign which showcases their support of local causes. The film crew along with the Lifeboat crew completed the filming on Saturday… Read more »

Everything you need to know about the 2016 Southport Christmas Parade

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Everything you need to know about the 2016 Southport Christmas Parade Date Sunday 4th December 2016 When Southport Business Improvement District (Southport BID) cancelled the Christmas parade last year, Adam Brown decided to hold a much bigger and better parade due to the demand of the towns residents. Organiser Adam told OTSNews.co.uk “We have an… Read more »

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