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Appeal to trace Missing Southport man

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Photo: Missing, Michael Walsh, aged 58 Appeal to trace Missing Southport man  Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing a Southport man who has not been seen since last week. Michael Walsh, aged 58, of Roe Lane, Southport, was reported missing on Tuesday, August 23. He was last seen at his home address… Read more »

Gypsies/Travellers crack the locks and set up on Southport Road

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Gypsies/Travellers crack the locks and set up on Southport Road A gang of Travellers has set up camp to the former Tesco site on Southport Road this weekend. Access can be gained to this site via Otterstye View. A resident contacted OTSNews.co.uk and said: “The travellers smashed the gates open last night (Saturday 28 Aug). Photo: Site entrance, Otterstye View…. Read more »

Fernley Observatory Open Day Hesketh Park in Southport (Sun 28 Aug)

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Fernley Observatory Open Day Hesketh Park in Southport (Sun 28 Aug) The Fernley Astronomical Observatory in Hesketh Park, Southport will be open to the public today. The Fernley Observatory, built in 1901, houses a Thomas Cook six-inch refractor telescope which was made in 1869. The observatory and telescope was given as a public gift by… Read more »

Result: Southport 1-1 Tranmere

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Result: Southport 1-1 Tranmere Referee: Stephen Ross Attendance: 3,046 Teams Southport •1Belford, 12Jones, 5Thompson, 20StanleyBooked at 40mins, 3Ashton, 22Howe, 18Jones, 4NolanBooked at 32mins, 17McCarthy, 19BishopBooked at 45minsSubstituted forAlmondat 53’minutesBooked at 90mins, 16CatonSubstituted forAllenat 51’minutes Substitutes •2White, 7Allen, 9Gray, 10Almond, 14Royle Tranmere •1Davies, 2VaughanSubstituted forRidehalghat 74’minutes, 5McNulty, 20Maynard, 24J Hughes, 6Ihiekwe, 4Jennings, 8HarrisBooked at 41minsSubstituted forKirbyat 78’minutes, 10Norwood, 9Cook, 11JenningsSubstituted forMekkiat 69’minutes Substitutes •3Ridehalgh, 7Mekki, 13Turner, 14Stephenson, 17Kirby Live Text – Courtesy of the BBC  Match ends, Southport 1, Tranmere Rovers 1. Full Time Posted at 90’+4′ Second Half ends, Southport… Read more »

Angry resident not happy with weeds and pavements in Ainsdale

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Photo: Disgruntled resident Bennett Robert Lavenders Weeds, weeds, weeds and uneven pavements  A disgruntled resident has contacted OTSNew.co.uk regarding the state of the pavements around our town. Bennett Robert Lavender said: “I took the half mile walk from Chapel house motors to my home today, the pavements in Ainsdale are a state.” “Weeds, weeds, weeds and… Read more »

Musical Variety Evening raised £675 for Eric’s prosthetic leg

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Musical Variety Evening raised £675 for Eric’s prosthetic leg Claire Kelly Dobson speaking on behalf of  Southport Piano Academy told OTSNews.co.uk “We are thrilled to announce that so far we have raised £675 towards Eric’s fund for a prosthetic leg and donations are still coming in! We could not be prouder of the piano pupils who played… Read more »

Why Southport BID objects to HMO application on Bath Street?

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BID objects to HMO application on Bath Street Southport BID has submitted a formal objection to a planning application to convert a guesthouse on Bath Street into a House in multiple occupation (HMO). Southport BID is the representative voice for Southport Town Centre’s business community with over 950 members and levy paying businesses. Around 10%… Read more »

Worries as care agency pulls out of Southport

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Worries as care agency pulls out of Southport A Southport councillor is calling for action to safeguard the care of dozens of vulnerable people in the town who are reliant upon care services provided by Mears Care. Local Deputy Lib Dem Leader, Councillor Tony Dawson is asking Sefton Council’s Director of Social Services to take… Read more »

Vandals Slash Pleasureland Halloween banner

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Vandals Slash Pleasureland banner Vandal have today slashed Pleasureland’s promotional Halloween banner. OTSNews.co.uk spoke with the owner Norman Wallis, he said: “It’s very disappointing for this to happen. We are working hard to attract people to the town, this doesn’t help!” Mr Wallis, who has rebuilt the town’s amusement park, restoring it to a popular and thriving family-friendly… Read more »

Family pays tribute to Formby fire victim Andrew ‘Coogy’ Coogan

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Family pays tribute to Formby fire victim Andrew ‘Coogy’ Coogan   The family of a man who died in a stables fire at Shorrocks Hill country club have paid tribute to him. Police found Andrew Coogan’s body at the scene after a fire tore through the stables at Shorrocks Hill in Formby during the early hours of Thursday morning…. Read more »

Southport Mecca Bingo Hall evacuated

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Southport Mecca Bingo Hall evacuated  Fire crews were called to Lord Street, Southport this afternoon and staff and customers were evacuated from Mecca Bingo, Friday 26 August 2016. Mecca bingo, on Garrick Parade was evacuated for safety reasons, after a fuse board overheated. Firefighters advised staff to call an electrician to fix the fault, and… Read more »

Southport FC Appoint Mark Creighton As Assistant Manager

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Mark Creighton Appointed As Assistant Manager Southport are delighted to announce that Mark Creighton has been appointed as the club’s new assistant manager. Southport FC are delighted to announce that Mark Creighton has been appointed as the club’s new assistant manager. Mark brings a wealth of experience to the club following time spent as a… Read more »

Southport Seaside 10k Runners Appeal

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Southport Seaside 10k Runners Appeal The Natterjack Seaside 10k and 2k Fun Run will return this September and Galloway’s Society for the Blind are appealing for people to take up the challenge and run to help people living with sight loss. Anna Eddowes-Scott, Community Fundraiser for Galloway’s, also commented: “We are so grateful to Darrell and… Read more »

Bogus callers operating in Southport

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Bogus callers operating in Southport Residents in the borough are being warned of bogus cold callers claiming to be from Sefton Council. The callers ask residents if they have recently been involved in accident and attempt to offer insurance services. Trading Standards officers are asking residents to be on their guard and to not deal… Read more »

Councillor calls for Community litter squad to clean up Southport

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Councillor calls for Community litter squad to clean up Southport   A leading campaigner for the restoration and improvement of Southport is calling for the introduction of a community litter squad to tackle fly tipping and the accumulation of rubbish across the town. Cllr David Barton made the recommendation following a series of incidents across… Read more »

Car hit by train at Birkdale crossing

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Car hit by a train at Birkdale crossing Train services between Southport and Liverpool were cancelled this evening after a train collided with a car at Crescent Road the level crossing, Thursday 26 August. The car was on the tracks at Crescent Road when it was hit by a Merseyrail train travelling from Liverpool to Southport at… Read more »

Police called to men fighting on Lord Street

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Police called to men fighting on Lord Street Merseyside police were called to two men that were fighting on Lord Street, Southport this afternoon, Tursday 25 August. A witness told our reporter, “two men came to blows after an argument following a snooker match. Both men were calmed down by officers, spoken too and made… Read more »

Lord street is ‘hotspot’ for bike thefts

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Lord street is ‘hotspot’ for bike thefts FIFTEEN pedal bikes have been stolen in Southport Town Centre in less than a month, police have revealed. Officers from Southport Neighbourhood Community Policing team have now issued a warning asking people with pedal bikes who regularly leave then around Southport to make sure they are properly secured…. Read more »

Beware Pothole – Hill Street Southport

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Beware Pothole – Hill Street Southport Pothole appears in Hill Street Southport A pothole has appeared on Hill Street, Southport this morning (25 Aug 2016). A local business owner said: “The pothole requires immediate attention before someone step in it. The hole is very deep and it’s only a mater of time before this area of the… Read more »

St. Mary’s Celebrate excellent GCSE Results

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St. Mary’s Celebrate excellent GCSE Results  Students and staff at St. Mary’s College in Crosby are celebrating another excellent set of GCSE results this year. As in previous years, the outstanding feature of this summer’s performances is the large number of pupils who have achieved multiple passes at the highest grades. A fifth of candidates… Read more »

Greenbank head exuberant with GCSE results

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Greenbank head exuberant with GCSE results Mr Ian Raikes, Headteacher of Greenbank High School was exuberant with another set of excellent results. He said “I am delighted with the exceptional progress that pupils of all abilities have made since their start at Greenbank and these results represent our best ever.  I am extremely proud of… Read more »

Mans body found inside burnt out Formby Stables

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UPDATE, 5.40pm Thursday 26 August The man who died in a fire at Shorrocks Hill in Formby earlier today (Thursday, 25 August) is believed to be Andrew Coogan, although we must stress that at this stage no formal identification has taken place. Officers have spoken to the family of Mr Coogan. UPDATE – Thursday 25… Read more »

Triple A Launches in Ainsdale for Car Enthusiasts

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Triple A Launches in Ainsdale for Car Enthusiasts New monthly get-togethers for car enthusiasts are being organised by one of the region’s most active and well-established automotive organisations. Aintree Circuit Club, organiser of the hugely successful Ormskirk Motorfest and the force behind recent celebrations in Southport marking the 90th anniversary of Sir Henry Segrave’s World… Read more »

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