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Rufford Road remains closed

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Photo: Rufford Road / Credit-Ryan Lewis Rufford Road is closed with Junction of North Road. Heading North From Botanic Gardens up Bankfield? – use Veralum Road / Balmoral onto Preston New Road. Heading South from Plough Roundabout towards Churchtown? Use Preston New Road and Then Left onto Cambridge Road at Churchtown Traffic Lights Access from… Read more »

No refunds at Another Southport Car Wash

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Photo: Scarisbrick New Road, Southport Letter to the editor  This is the car wash that does not inform you to take your aerial off when going through the wash. My aerial snapped off during the wash they refused to help or to fix it today, Tuesday 3 July I could not find a sign warning customers and… Read more »

Missing Daniel Grodzinski last seen in Southport

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Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 29-year-old Daniel Grodzinski Daniel is 5 feet and 8″ tall and was last seen Friday evening in Southport Town Centre (31 July). He’s got a tattoo with his daughter’s name on his left arm with LAURA on it. He was last seen wearing jeans black jacket and black shoes. Anyone with… Read more »

Under 30’s invited to ‘Dragons Den’ competition in Southport

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Organised by YCP (The Youth & Community Partnership) the event will run from 1 – 8pm at Princess Diana Gardens on Wednesday 12th August. Our UP: Front Music project which is led by young people have arranged for local bands and young soloists to perform throughout the day. In addition we have 20 market stalls… Read more »

Scientific Support At Albert Road Address

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Photo: Albert Road Police were called to a property on Albert following reports of a serious incident this afternoon, Monday 3 August 2015. The photographs were taken at 2pm. Police at the scene declined to comment on the incident. A local resident quoted: “Three scientific support vans and plain clothed officers were gathered at the rear of the… Read more »

Southport Community Services To Go Out To Tender

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Photo: Previous campaign to save our NHS Both West Lancs CCG and Southport and Formby CCG have decided to out to tender for community services in the near future. It is not known how long the tendering process will take or which services will be involved. The decision is part of a national picture as… Read more »

Traffic bulletin: Overnight road works for A5036 in Merseyside this week

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Overnight work to adjust road markings and road signs at the A5036 Bridge Road roundabout at Litherland in Merseyside will start tonight (Monday 3 August).  The low noise activities will be taking place between 8.30pm and 6am for 5 nights with completion on Saturday morning (8 August).  Lanes at the roundabout maybe closed from time… Read more »

Voted Best Eatery On Merseyside Is In Banks Village

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In 12 months a young local couple have developed an unwanted Old Bank in a sleepy village into an amazing Cafe/Deli. They have just made No1 on Tripadvisor for the WHOLE of Merseyside (Well deserved) & helped a sleepy village become much more vibrant. Recent trip advisor reviews included “First Class Home Cooking” Faultless. Fantastic selection… Read more »

Summer burglary campaign

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Everyone has the right to feel safe in their own home. But if you’ve been a victim of burglary, it can cast a shadow over your life, leaving you and your family feeling scared, anxious and unable to relax. Remember there are things you can do to reduce the risk of becoming a victim. More… Read more »

Lancashire vs Worcestershire at S&B this week

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Photo shows Josh Bohannon celebrating his maiden century for S&B last Saturday. Lancashire CCC 2nd XI vs Worcestershire CCC 2nd XI Second Eleven Fixture at Southport & Birkdale Cricket Club starting for three days today(Monday 3 Aug 2015) at 11am, free entry with food and drinks available all day. Southport & Birkdale’s Josh Bohannon is set… Read more »

All public sector employees who work directly with the public have to be fluent in English

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Matt Hancock confirmed that new legislation will require every public sector worker in a public-facing role to speak fluent English. New legislation requiring every public sector worker employed in a public-facing role to speak fluent English will be introduced in September, Cabinet Office Minister Matt Hancock confirmed today. This will mean that all public sector… Read more »

‘Heart Safe’ Liverpool

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North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has joined forces with Medicash and Liverpool BID Company to install defibrillators across Liverpool city centre which are to be installed in key locations by the end of summer. Through the ‘Cardi-Act’ scheme, local businesses are being offered a 50% discount if they want to install a device, which usually… Read more »

Safe stolen from Croston Sports Club

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Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a burglary at Croston Sports Club. The incident happened sometime between midnight and 1.30am on Tuesday 28 July, at the club on Westhead Road. It is thought that the offenders gained access to the premises by forcing open a rear door by the changing rooms. Once inside… Read more »

Southport Lifeboat & Merseyside Fire and Rescue training on beach

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Today a Southport Lifeboat crew took part in a joint training exercise with Merseyside Fire and Rescue (Southport) to practice recovering a person from the mud and soft sand on our beach. Both teams worked together to learn the best techniques and the equipment to use in each situation. Below are some photos from the… Read more »

Southport RFC Smashes World’s Longest Rugby Match (otsnews.tv)

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Photo: Exhausted proud Southport team Exhausted Southport Rugby Football Club has set the Guinness World Record for the longest rugby match in history, Saturday 1 July. Exhausted Southport Rugby Football Club players have set the Guinness World Record for the longest rugby match in history. The match, which kicked off at 2pm on Friday, and… Read more »

No refunds given at faulty Southport car wash

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Photo: Faulty Southport car wash Letter to the editor  I visited the BP car wash on Preston New Road today, Sunday 2 August 2015. I put £5 into the car wash machine and proceeded, I was very disappointed when no soap was working from the brush. I went to the petrol kiosk and explained that… Read more »

Vandals smash bus shelter near to Botanic gardens Southport

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Vandals smash bus shelter window Bankfield Lane near to the entrance of botanic gardens & Hesketh arms Churchtown, Southport, Sunday 2 July 2015     PHOTO & REPORT BY STEVE C   Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter  www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs,… Read more »