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Southport Defrost Your Turkey’s on the 22nd December!

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To help people stay safe during the festive season, Sefton Council is supporting the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on National Defrost Your Turkey Day. The day, December 22, is aimed at prompting Christmas cooks to start thinking of the defrosting process in plenty of time and avoid getting caught out. A typical large turkey can take two days… Read more »

Examine Your Options this Christmas and New Year

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With Christmas and New Year just around the corner, Sefton residents are being urged to consider how they use 999 and A&E over the holidays and beyond. As many prepare to tuck into turkey, celebrate with friends and family or enjoy a festive night out, NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport… Read more »

Potential new Southport Lifeboat Station design revealed

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The Southport Offshore Rescue Trust are pleased to reveal an image of what the planned new Lifeboat Station could look like. he two-storey building would be large enough to house all of the life saving equipment used by the trust, along with providing facilities to ensure the crew receive top class training. Over £500,000 has… Read more »

Sleeping Beauty at Southport Theatre & Convention Centre

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Sleeping Beauty Overview …a beauty of a panto… Sleeping Beauty is an enchanting mix of music, magic, adventure and pantomime fun with bags of audience participation and a magical star line up. This year, for the first time, pantomime is brought to Southport by one of the country’s top pantomime producers, Imagine Theatre, with a script… Read more »

New Alcohol Recovery Centre – a first for Southport

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Southport is one of a number of locations in the UK launching a new national scheme, the first of its kind, to treat people affected by alcohol over the festive party period. Based in the heart of the resort, the Alcohol Recovery Centre is operating from 12 December until 3 January on a Friday and Saturday night… Read more »

Happy Christmas from the Sefton Parking Team

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Shoppers amused by the traffic wardens underhand tactics. A stunned motorist was dealt a double blow today after parking up after collision they were then issued a £50 fine whilst seeking help. An onlooker said “This is ludicrous, do these traffic no common common sense” Sefton Council is offering “Free Parking” from 3pm today. The free parking… Read more »


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Merseyside Police has issued CCTV highlighting the dangers of nuisance scrambler bikes as officers continue to crack down, in the run up to Christmas, on people who use them anti-socially. Over the summer, the force arrested a total of 66 people as part of Operation Brookdale, which is an annual operation dedicated to putting the brakes on… Read more »

Update: Police guard a Property in Newton Street Southport

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Update: Merseyside police can confirm they were called to a property in Newton Street, Wednesday 18th 3pm. The call raised concerns for the welfare of a person at the property, seven officers attended. … Police guard a Property in Newton Street Southport Merseyside Police have been guarding a property in Newton Street since approximately 3pm today (17th December… Read more »

Southport Hospistal has opened a ‘drunks’ hotel to keep boozed up revellers out of the A&E department

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Southport hospital has now got its own drunk tank to keep intoxicated partygoers out of A&E. The Alcohol Recovery Centre will allow boozers to sleep off their ale and shower up before heading back home. The new system will take pressure off the busy hospital over the Christmas period. Southport Hospital has already reported… Read more »

Brookdale Resource Centre must ‘not’ be closed

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Five day centres in Sefton are facing closure and one is the Brookdale Resource Centre in Sandbrook Way/Road in Woodvale. I am informed that this specialist facility is the only one of its kind in the area, which caters for elderly folk with dementia. Closing such a vital place will seriously deprive these old people of the… Read more »


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Yesterday ​​(Tuesday, 16 December) Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal opened Merseyside’s new joint Police and Fire Command and Control Centre (JCC) situated at Bridle Road in Bootle. The centre is based at the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service headquarters and is a mixture of a new build and refurbishment… Read more »

Car Vandalised Park Road Southport

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Today a Honda Civic had its rear window smashed while parked up on Park Road, Southport (Wednesday 17th December 2014). Police are currently investigating the incident. Anyone with any information or witnessed the incident are asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 or… Read more »

Police guard a Property in Newton Street Southport

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Merseyside Police have been guarding a property in Newton Street since approximately 3pm today (17th December 2014). Police outside the property would not give any information relating to the incident. OTSnews will provide regular updates as further information becomes from Merseyside Police. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 or 07930717137 Email Twitter Facebook Instagram  

National Theatre Live at the Atkinson Southport Presents Frankenstein (Encore 15)

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Friday 19 December 2014 National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. Childlike in his innocence but… Read more »

Thieves ransack Poundland Southport in overnight raid

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THIEVES who broke into Pound land shop last night have cost the company thousands of pounds bosses say. Scientific support are currently at Pound Land on Eastbank Street this morning (Wednesday 17th December 2014) It is believed thieves had gained access from the rear of the shop. The store remains closed unit forensics have carried out work (wednesday)…. Read more »

Volunteering at Martin Mere

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Here at Martin Mere, we wouldn’t get very far without the help of our team of dedicated volunteers. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, from teenagers to octogenarians. They assist with work in all departments, from the education team to out on the reserve. Some of our newest volunteers have recently begun working… Read more »

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