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Southport born and bred OVH customer turns 100

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Photo: Kathleen Shutt turns 100 A born-and-bred Southport woman who lived through two world wars has turned 100. Kathleen Shutt, a One Vision Housing customer, marked the milestone with a party attended by over 200 of her neighbours, friends and family. The walls in her home in Southport were covered with hundreds of birthday cards –… Read more »

Man Charged after theft at Southport jewellers

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Update – Thursday 19 January 2017 Man Charged after theft at Southport jewellers Merseyside Police can confirm a man has been charged following a theft at Ernest Jones jewellers in Southport on 8 January 2017. Lewis Ormesher, 23, of Marled Hey, Stockbridge Village has been charged with theft from a shop and possession of cannabis. He has been bailed to… Read more »

‘Come and Sing’ With The Southport Bach Choir

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The Southport Bach Choir at Emmanuel Parish Church are holding a ‘Come and Sing’ event conducted by Musical Director  Marc Murray at the start of next month. Members of the public will be invited to join in to sing Rutter’s Requiem. A spokesperson for the choir said: “John Rutter’s Requiem is one of the most… Read more »

Paper Clip Posse Graffiti On the Marine Way Bridge

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Photo: The Marine Way Bridge Vandals have spray painted graffiti across Southport’s iconic Marine Way Bridge, Southport Sefton Council Rapid response team will be removing graffiti from under the bridge later today, Thursday 19 January 2017. Resident Nick Greene, 36 said: “I thought they had cameras and security around this area due to the town having limited police?”… Read more »

Firefighters called to Booth street, Southport

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Photo: Concerned neighbor Firefighters called to Booth street, Southport  Merseyside Fire and Rescue was called to a property on Booth Street in Southport town centre this afternoon, Wednesday 18 January 2016. Tow local residents reported smoke coming from out of the roof tiles at around 2:30pm and alerted the occapents sleeping inside. Fire fighters entered… Read more »

Concerns raised after Southport care group blasted by CQC AGAIN

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Worried residents have flooded OTS News with concerns about a Southport care group after yet another bad inspection report. The health watchdog has once again blasted Community Care direct. CQC inspectors have condemned the Shakespeare Street based care company and once again left it in special measures after decided that not enough had been done… Read more »

Man wanted in connection with assault in Skelmersdale

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A 24-year-old man is wanted by police in connection with an allegation of assault. Police want to find Andrew McNair, 24, of Willow Hey, Skelmersdale, after a woman was attacked in the town in December. The victim suffered a fractured jaw and damaged teeth during the assault. McNair is described as white, 6ft 4in tall,… Read more »

Would you pay more for the police?

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Police Crime Commissioner says she is reluctantly asking tax payers to pay more more money to help ‘protect local policing.’ Jane Kennedy said she has made the request following the announcement of a proposed 1.4% cut in funding – which she says will leave the force facing a grant reduction of £3.3m next year in… Read more »

Builders move into the new Bistrot Pierre premises

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A french-themed restaurant chain is set to open in Southport this spring. OTSNews.co.uk revealed in November that ‘Bistrot Pierre’ had struck a deal to take over the former Russell and Bromley building on Lord Street. The chain will be opening in next few months. Cllr David Barton said: “I am delighted to see this empty unit at… Read more »

Serious accident closes M62 near Warrington

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Drivers in Cheshire and Merseyside advised of M62 closure near Warrington  Drivers in Cheshire are being advised that the westbound M62 between junction 8 at Burtonwood near Warrington and junction 7 for Widnes and St Helens is currently closed following a serious incident shortly after 7am today. Police incident investigators are currently at the scene… Read more »

Southport smack den landlord fined £36,000

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The landlord of a Southport town centre property that was closed by police following reports of drug activity has been ordered to pay more than £36,000 after failing to obey with housing regulations. The Talbot Street flats were raided in July last year and placed under a closure order following reports of drug activity and… Read more »

Public information exhibitions for new M56 junction options

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People living near Runcorn in Cheshire are being reminded that public information exhibitions on options for a new motorway junction along the M56 will get underway next week. A new junction – junction 11a – is being proposed by Highways England to provide a smoother link between the motorway and the new Mersey Gateway bridge… Read more »

Government backs Homelessness Bill with £48 million for councils

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Councils to receive further £48 million funding to help deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessnes. Councils are to receive a further £48 million funding to help them deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessness, Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has confirmed. This new funding will be available to… Read more »

Antipsychotic drugs lost in Southport town centre

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 Antipsychotic drugs lost in Southport town centre Police are urging anyone who finds prescription drugs lost in Southport town centre to hand them in. At about 4.30pm on Tuesday, 17 January, it was reported that a quantity of medication had been lost in Southport town centre. The lost medication is described as approximately one month’s supply of Colzapine… Read more »

Witness appeal following horrific arson attack in Formby

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Merseyside Police are appealing for witnesses after an arson attack at a house in Formby.  Officers were called to the address on Southport Road at around 2.20am after reports of a house fire. Officers found that the house and car on the drive were on fire. The three female occupants of the house were able to get out… Read more »

E-cigarettes may make lungs vulnerable to infection

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“Vaping may not be as safe as smokers think, research suggests,” The Guardian reports. New research found that mice exposed to e-cigarette vapours comparable to a typical human level experienced mild lung damage and a reduced immune response to infection. This may be due to the fact that the vapour produced by e-cigarettes contains free… Read more »

Southport Cannabis farm discovery worth £1.9 Million Pound

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Detectives from Liverpool discovered a large cannabis farm in Southport yesterday (Monday, 16 January 2017). Officers received a report shortly before 8.50am that entry had been forced to an industrial unit on Blowick Business Park, Crowland Street. Patrols attended and discovered a cannabis farm containing 480 cannabis plants and growing equipment, which is in the… Read more »

Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (1)

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Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (1) A Working Group looking into Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS) in Sefton has been set up. Sefton Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Children’s Services and Safeguarding) have established the group and are keen to speak with parents or guardians who are or who have accessed the service. Councillors on… Read more »

AdaptiveComms boss to join judging panel for E3 business awards

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James Brayshaw to join judging panel for E3 business awards AdaptiveComms is pleased to announce that Managing Director, James Brayshaw has been asked to join the judging panel for the E3 Business Awards for the second year running. Designed to celebrate achievement in the fields of Enterprise, Education and Employment (the three Es), the Awards recognise companies… Read more »

Public welcome at local CCG meetings

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Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Sefton have announced the dates of their first governing body meetings for 2017 and are encouraging anyone with an interest to go along. The CCGs’ hold their bi-monthly governing body meetings in public, so people can hear them discussing and making decisions about local health services. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals… Read more »

Ormskirk speed awareness event – Offences 21 recorded

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Ormskirk speed awareness event Lancashire’s Community Road Watch Team and the local Neighbourhood Policing Team were out working in partnership at a speed awareness event, the following statistics were gathered: Asmall Lane (20 mph) Throughput 161 Offences 16 Speed 14 Fastest Speed 32 Seat Belts 2 Mobiles 0 Greetby Hill (20mph) Throughput 38 Offences 5… Read more »

Sex Pesting Pizza driver jailed

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Samuel Brown, 24, from Skelmersdale has today (January 16) been jailed for inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity. Samuel Brown, of Glebe Road, was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court. Between July and December 2015, Brown targeted a 15-year-old girl from the Skelmersdale area. Having befriended her parents, Brown pursued the teenager, sending her… Read more »

Belinda Carlisle – Heaven on Earth 30th Anniversary Tour

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Olympia Liverpool – 7 October 2017 American singer Belinda Carlisle announces she’s back on the road with a very special short UK tour this Autumn with the ‘Heaven 30th Anniversary Tour’ in October 2017 performing a selection of tracks taken from her solo album ‘Heaven On Earth’. Belinda will perform tracks from the classic album… Read more »

Stop the dirty protest outside Southport primary school

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Dog fouling must stop outside Southport primary school If going to school wasn’t already bad enough, Children and Parents at Norwood are facing a literal minefield after a spate of dog related dirty protests. It’s thought a local resident is deliberately walking their dog and letting it foul on the pavement outside the school on… Read more »

Strange handwritten letters left on cars in Ainsdale

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Photo: Handwritten letter left on window screen Strange handwritten letters left on cars in Ainsdale A resort resident has contacted OTS after letters were plastered on cars along Shore Road in Ainsdale this morning, Monday 16 January 2017 Resort resident Emma Louise told OTSNews.co.uk: “This letter was left on my car and others parked on Shore… Read more »

No Tax or MOT “Get it off the road” says resident

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Photo: A.V.I.S Morven Grove, Southport A.V.I.S (Abandoned Vehicle In Southport) A Mercedes which is untaxed and without MOT was abandoned on Brompton road, Southport two weeks ago. Today it has appeared in Morven Grove, A local resident told OTSNews.co.uk “The owner wants to get this rust bucket either taxed and MOT’d or off the bloody road! “It has no tax sorn,… Read more »

Easier access to a wide range of volunteering in Sefton

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Sefton residents will have easier access to a wide range of volunteering opportunities following the launch of a new simple online tool.   Volunteer Centre Sefton – part of Sefton CVS – has just launched its new Volunteer Connect system which features positions with organisations throughout Sefton and beyond.   The centre has more than 40 years’ experience… Read more »

Appeal to find missing giraffe in Southport

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Appeal to find missing giraffe in Southport Southport resident Tracey Allen is appealing for your help to locate a missing giraffe teddy that was lost today in Central 12 Tracey said: “I’ve just been at the Asda estate an my niece Amelia has lost her giraffe teddy – She is going to be really upset when… Read more »

Re-Appeal to find Southport man Patryk Mikowski after assault

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Appeal to find Southport man Patryk Mikowski after assault  Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help to trace a 32-year-old man from the Southport area. Officers wish to trace Patryk Mikowski after an assault that took place in Southport on 17 October. Efforts have been made by the police to find him, but he… Read more »

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