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Superspan gantries arrive on M62 for smart motorway project

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The overhead gantries, which will carry message and variable speed limit signs, are being installed over the next 6 weeks with the first being erected across the M62, between junction 19 at Heywood and junction 20 at Oldham, on Thursday night (5 May). The gantries – which will span both the eastbound and westbound carriageways… Read more »

75th Anniversary of Bootle and the Blitz

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May, 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of when Bootle and other parts of Sefton were severely bombed as part of the World War 2 blitz. Thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed as the German Luftwaffe targeted the docks and the surrounding area in continuous days of heavy bombing raids. As part of remembering the… Read more »

Man, 66, attacked in Leyland ‘road rage’ incident

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Man, 66, attacked in Leyland ‘road rage’ incident We are appealing for information after a man was assaulted following a suspected road rage incident. Police were called around 5.50pm on April 22 to reports a man had been attacked on Towngate, Leyland. Officers attended and found a 66-year-old man at the scene with injuries to… Read more »

Miss Southport Finalist sends 20 boxes to our armed forces away on operation

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Photo: Miss Southport finalist 2016, Chloe Nicole Brown Miss Southport Finalist has now posted boxes to our armed forces away on operation The Co-operative store in Ainsdale kindly agreed to allow a trolley in their shop for items to be collected for our armed forces. A delighted Chloe Nicole Brown spoke to OTSNews.co.uk following the success of her Co-operative shoe box collection. Members of… Read more »

Six ways to reduce your risk of bowel cancer

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Six ways to reduce your risk of bowel cancer April is bowel cancer awareness month, and a great opportunity to focus on one of the most common types of cancer in the UK. Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in both men and women. And while research means survival is improving, the rates of… Read more »

Gunman threatens member of staff before robbing busy pub

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Armed robbery at Penwortham pub We are reassuring the public and appealing for information as our investigation into an armed robbery at a Penwortham pub is well underway. At around 9:55pm last night (1 May), a 22-year-old member of staff at The Fleece Public House on Liverpool Road was threatened with a small handgun by… Read more »

Driver airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after Three car crash on Coastal Road

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Photo: Merseyside Police officers at the scene Driver airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after Three car crash on Coastal Road Emergency services were to the Coastal Road(Ainsdale) this afternoon shortly after 2:45pm, Monday 2 May 2016. Three cars collided appoaching the Liverpool Road traffic lights of the Coastal road. Paramedics treated the injured at the scene… Read more »

Tuesday 3 May 2016 – Southport Film – Guild Timbuktu (PG-13) *

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Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, proud cattle herder Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed aka Pino) lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima (Toulou Kiki), his daughter Toya (Layla Walet Mohamed), and Issan (Mehdi Ag Mohamed), their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by… Read more »

Is Uber the future of taxi-ordering in Southport

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Photo: Uber App Is Uber the future of taxi-ordering in Southport Sefton Council Team granted Uber permission to cover the whole of Sefton – including Southport – last year. A Sefton Council said: “After satisfactorily responding to all our questions concerning compliance with our conditions and relevant legislation, Uber Britannia Ltd were granted a one year… Read more »

Urgent recall of Argos child seats over safety fears

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One of the affected models Credit: Argos Argos has issued an urgent recall of certain car seats and warned parents to stop using them “immediately”. The retailer has recalled five products from upmarket brand Mamas & Papas over safety concerns. A recall was issued on Sunday over fears the models may not be able to protect… Read more »

B&M Bargains Brothers Could Save A Doomed Southport Bhs

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Photo: BHS flashes prices B&M Bargains Brothers Could Save A Doomed Southport BHS Hundreds of jobs at the Chapel Street, Southport store are at risk when the retail giant went into administration last week. B&M  is said be to be mulling over a chunk of the 164 BHS stores, which plunged into administration last week A… Read more »

Southport’s MakeItWorkShop has had a revamp and makeover

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Photo: Paul Dodd(Left), Christopher Purcell Southport’s MakeItWorkShop has had a revamp and makeover Speaking on behalf of the MakeItWorkShop, Debster Ann Clarke said: “We are holding a Grand Re-Opening on Bank Holiday Monday – 2nd May at 12 noon. “We have put those to the test today and come in three hours early to blitz the display window. We needed… Read more »

Travellers settle in on the Esplanade Southport

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Photo: Traveller’s, Birkdale(5pm) The Gov.uk indicates that the above vehicle does not have valid tax. A group of “Travellers” have descended on the Esplanade, Birkdale, Southport, Sunday 1 May 2016. Although faster and more effective enforcement powers have come into force regarding unauthorised Gypsy / traveller’s sites, it still hasn’t stopped a number of travellers… Read more »

An explosion of art and culture across Southport

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An explosion of art and culture across Southport The Southport Festival is bringing an explosion of art & culture to Southport across the weekend 6-8 May. Conceptualised and run by Sefton Council and Southport BID, the festival celebrates the creativity and art in our region.  The inaugural Southport Festival aims to fill the streets of… Read more »

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