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Chris makes a butchers of viral video

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 Chris makes a butchers of viral video It’s not just the meat that drives fans of Graham Eyes butchers crazy. If serving up award winning butchery wasn’t enough, the team are now becoming viral sensations after their own rendition of the popular ‘saltbae’ video. Set to the tune of Vienna by Ultravox, the bizarre video… Read more »

Storm Doris alert issued to drivers

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Storm Doris alert issued to drivers Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys tomorrow (Thursday 23 February) after Highways England issued a severe weather alert for the country’s major roads. An amber alert for gales will be in place across the North, Midlands and East between 6am and 6pm on… Read more »

Burglary in Mere Brow

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Burglary in Mere Brow We are appealing for information following a burglary at an address in Mere Brow. It happened between 6pm and 8pm on Monday, February 20 when a house on The Gravel was broken into. The offenders ransacked the property, stealing items including jewellery and watches, before taking a green Kawasaki motorcycle with… Read more »

Person hit by train at the Fisherman’s Path crossing was 42-year-old man

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Photo: Taken from inside the train (credit Person hit by train at the Fisherman’s Path crossing was 42-year-old man The person hit by a train in Freshfields yesterday was a 42-year-old man, British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed. The man died at the scene and BTP have confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances. Officers were called… Read more »

Meols Ward Councillors Advice Centre

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Meols Ward Councillors Advice Centre – Thursday 23rd February                Meols Ward Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton will be holding their next Advice Centre on Thursday 23rd February. They will be available from 10.30am-11.30am at BoxTree Kitchen for Queenscourt café, Manor Road/Cambridge Road roundabout to assist residents… Read more »

Forensic officers search Grundy Close gardens

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Photo: CID carry out enquires on Grundy Close (Tuesday 5pm) Forensic officers search Grundy Close gardens  Police and forensic officers remain on Grundy Close in Southport. On Tuesday evening (21 February) forensics officers were searching through bins and gardens. Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously injured in Southport on Saturday… Read more »

Byng House raising money for its Amenities Fund

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Byng House, The Royal British Legion Join Byng House on Tuesday 28th February between 2pm and 4pm for a cup of tea and a scone to discover what the Poppy Break Centre does for its Armed Forces community and support your local Poppy Break centre by raising money for its Amenities Fund. The Byng House… Read more »

Police appeal to trace escaped prisoner Shaun Colin Walmsley

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Photo: Shaun Colin Walmsley Police appeal to trace escaped prisoner Shaun Colin Walmsley At about 3.05pm a report was received from prison officers that Shaun Colin Walmsley, 28 years, originally of Wallace Street, Walton had escaped from their custody outside Aintree University Hospital as they were leaving the hospital, where Walmsley had had an appointment…. Read more »

Vintage VW Beetle crashes into lamppost Lord Street

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Photo: VW Beetle 8:45pm Vintage VW Beetle crashes into Lord Street lamppost Emergency services were called to Lord Street, Southport this evening following a report of an RTC, Tuesday 21 February. A witness at the scene told our reporter:  “The driver of the Beetle lost control and crashed into the lamppost on the oposite side of… Read more »

Threat to Ainsdale’s George Drive Woods – Sefton response- UPDATE 2

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Residents and campaigners received a letter (unsigned) today off Sefton Council’s Planning Services regarding the ongoing threat to George Drive’s lovely woodlands. Written comments challenging the proposal to destroy this thriving Ainsdale woodland (via unpopular and problematic congestion-creating developments) are being requested. If you have any objection to our British countryside being destroyed then kindly… Read more »

Person hit by a train between Formby & Ainsdale

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British Transport Police are currently on scene in Formby after a person was struck and killed by a train travelling towards Southport. The Northern Line is currently blocked between Formby and Ainsdale while emergency services attend the scene A statement from British Transport Police is expected shortly. Due to a person being hit by a… Read more »

The Amazing Learning Rooms Awarded £375,000 Grant

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Photo: The Learning Rooms, Liverpool Road, Birkdale, The Learning Rooms awarded £375,000 grant. The Learning Rooms which supports young people with learning difficulties has been awarded a £375,000 grant. The Learning Rooms took of the four seasons garden centre in 2015 is one of 98 projects across the North West sharing £4,077,871 in the latest… Read more »

Four arrested in Southport drug bust

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Photo: Police officers on Knowsley Road, Southport Four people were arrested after a suspected class A drugs bust in Southport yesterday (Monday 20 February). Police confirmed officers raided a property on Knowsley Road at around 10.35am and found a quantity of what is believed to be class A drugs and electrical equipment that is suspected to… Read more »

Trees destroyed after deliberate fire on Formby Squirrel Walk

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Photo: Trees destroyed after deliberate fire on Formby Squirrel Walk A large area of the National Trust Squirrel Walk at Formby was set alight by vandals on Saturday night (18 February 2017). Many trees were damaged by the fire and several have been felled because they were badly burnt. Kate Martin, Lead Ranger at Formby said:… Read more »

Two car collision on Park Crescent, Southport

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Photo: RTC Park Crescent 9.50pm Two car collision on Park Crescent, Southport  The emergency services were called to Park Crescent shortly after 9:45 this morning following a report of an RTC. Tuesday 21 February 2017. Two cars collided at the Argyle Road Junction. Damage was caused to both cars. Occupants of both cars escaped with minor injuries…. Read more »

Young drivers risk losing licence if caught texting

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Young drivers risk losing their licence if caught using their mobile behind the wheel, when a new legislation comes into force. Six-points and a £200 fine will be given to anyone found using their phone whilst driving, starting in March 2017. A newly-qualified driver will have their license revoked if they get six points in… Read more »

Formby MP writes to Health Secretary about proposed closure of A&E

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Formby MP, Bill Esterson has written to the Health Secretary about government plans to shut A&E at Southport and Formby Hospital. The plans were highlighted in national media reports and are part of the so-called “Sustainability and Transformation” Plan (STP) for Cheshire and Merseyside. Government plans for Southport and Formby would see cuts in the… Read more »

Virginia Street sink hole finally being be fixed after 3 years

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Photo: Virginia Street closed (Tuesday 21 February 2017) Virginia Street sink hole finally fixed after 3 years For years drivers were warned of a sink hole the bottom of a speed bump outside 7, Virginia Street, Southport. OTS News.co.uk received numerous complaint about vehicles being damaged. Sefton Council and Unitedly Utilities have finally decided to carry… Read more »

WATCH: Air Ambulance lands on Carr Lane recreation ground

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Photo: Air ambulance 3.30pm Air Ambulance lands on Carr Lane recreation ground Air ambulance was this afternoon circulating above Southport and later landed on Carr Lane recreation ground (Monday 20 February 2o17). Witnesses at the scene reported that a young child was transferred from an ambulance into the air ambulance. OTS News.co.uk will have full… Read more »

Donald Trump to visit Southport…. Golf bosses hold talks over possibilty of Open invite!

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Southport has been put on alert for a potential visit from President Donald Trump this summer. A brief conversation between the Royal and Ancient association and representatives from Sefton Council discussed the planned state visit of the controversial American president to the UK, which is expected to take place in July, will coincide with the Open… Read more »

Man bailed following attack that left Southport woman in hospital with serious head injuries

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Photo: CID carry out enquires on Grundy Close Man bailed following attack that left Southport woman in hospital with serious head injuries. Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously injured in Southport on Saturday 18 February. Officers were called to Southport hospital at around 2.15am following a report that a woman… Read more »

The brushes have dried out at a popular Southport painting emporium

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Photo: Paint Pots The brushes have dried out at a popular Southport painting emporium. Paint Pots, based in the town centre, announced this week that they have shut down their centre near to Sainsbury’s, but promised disappointed residents that they still would be carrying out school visits. Paint Pots was well known for hosting a number… Read more »

Formby Choir’s Joint Spring Production at the Philharmonic Hall

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Every other year Formby Choral Society combines with Birkenhead Choral Society and Merchant Taylors’ school to sing a major choral classic in Liverpool’s world-famous Philharmonic Hall. This joint venture, a sell-out success in 2015, enables young people to perform at a first class venue with two well-established local choirs together with  professional soloists and the Liverpool… Read more »

George Drive Ainsdale: more reasons not to destroy the native woodland

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The last OTS article, about One Vision Housing’s (OVH) controversial plans to destroy wildlife habitat/native woodland in George Drive Ainsdale for housing, has created a lot of attention. Sefton Council’s eco-hypocrisy highlighted regarding the needless destruction of Ainsdale woodland One source (that currently wishes to remain anonymous) contacted me with the following claims that OVH/Sefton… Read more »

Last Chance for Community Groups in Merseyside to Enter Awards

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Last Chance for Community Groups in Merseyside to Enter Awards Time is running out for community projects in Merseyside to enter Yorkshire Bank’s Spirit of the Community Awards 2017 for a chance to share a funding boost of £75,000 to make a real difference in their local area. Now in its fifth year, the awards… Read more »

Do you want to be the next Miss Liverpool or Mr Liverpool?

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Do you want to be the next Miss Liverpool or Mr Liverpool?   Sefton area auditions to be held in Formby… IF you live in South Sefton, your address has an ‘L’ postcode and you fit the criteria given below, you can enter Mr and Miss Liverpool 2017!  On 4 March 2017, from 10am to… Read more »

Valentine’s Day fun at Brookdale Resource Centre

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Service users at a Southport day centre for older people proved that age is no barrier to getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit this week. Staff organised a special afternoon of romance-themed fun activities at Brookdale Resource Centre in Ainsdale which is run by Sefton’s leading adult social care provider, New Directions. Highlights of the event… Read more »

Council root out problem but leaf defeated!

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Photo: Mallee Crescent health and safety hazard Council root out problem but leaf defeated! Contractors have failed to root out a health and safety hazard on Mallee Crescent – instead choosing to put the issue out of sight and out of mind! A number of possible fixes were identified but bosses decided to ‘stick’ with the… Read more »

Police search for wanted man in Birkdale

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Photo: Police near to the Liverpool Rd address (5.30pm) Merseyside police are this evening at an address on Liverpool road, Birkdale, looking for a wanted male, Sunday 19 February. OTSnews can confirm that police officers are looking for a male who has made threats to a woman. Police have located a vehicle which belongs to… Read more »

Southport based producer releases brand new song in number one dance record label!

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New Music Release Southport based producer releases brand new song in number one dance record label! After collaborating with the mancunian Hip Hop artist ‘MC Tunes’ in the legendary Hacienda Records (Peter Hook’s own imprint), Ilias Koutromanos (also known as TtrueAR), the Greek producer based in Southport, returns with a new dance track ‘Fool’s Paradise’!… Read more »

Little red van abandoned on Alma Road

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Photo: A.V.I.S Alma Road, Birkdale Little red van abandoned on Alma Road A red Vauxhall Combo van has been abandoned on Alma road since Friday 10th Feb. Local resident Nick Greene told our reporter:  “It has a flat tyre and is parked on a yellow line. Amazingly it has not received a parking ticket.” “It is… Read more »

Deep fat fryer fire causes Tesco evacuation

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Deep fat fryer fire causes Tesco evacuation A FIRE in a deep fat fryer caused Tesco in Town Lane, Southport to be evacuated this morning (Sunday 19 February 2017). Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at about 9am after a fire broke out in the cafe situated on the first floor. Firefighters ensured the fire was out… Read more »

MATCH REPORT | Woking 0-0 Southport

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Woking 0-0 Southport Southport ended a run of five straight defeats with a solid National League point on the road at Woking. The Sandgrounders dug in resolutely from the start and set out to be hard to beat. Gozie Ugwu and Max Kretzschmar missed with half-chances as the visitors failed to make a breakthrough in… Read more »

Southport surviving relatives of John and Anita Rimmer sought

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Photo: This a pic of the house and it says John Rimmer and sons furniture cartage. The woman in the pic is supposed to be the HouseKeeper Southport surviving relatives of John and Anita Rimmer sought The grandchildren of a Southport couple who emigrated to Australia over 100 years ago are eager to find any… Read more »

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