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Fylde fish Fish Bar set to open in Burscough

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Photo: The popular Fylde fish Fish Bar, Southport Fylde fish Fish Bar set to open in Burscough The award winning Fylde fish Fish Bar is set to open in Burscough after signing up for a new upmarket chip shop and restaurant at the Ringtail Retail Park. The Fylde Fish Bar looks to be a popular attraction at… Read more »

Police called to fight in Southport’s ASDA

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Police attended an incident today at Southport’s ASDA Store in C12 Shopping Park, Derby Road. Staff at the store said the incident involved a brief skirmish, involving pushing and shoving between two men. Did you see anything? If so get in touch with OTS News. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321… 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 »

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 »

Weight gain over course of life can increase risk of developing oesophageal and stomach cancers

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People who are overweight in their twenties and become obese later in life may be three times more likely to develop cancer of either the oesophagus (food pipe) or upper stomach, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer today (Wednesday). Those who first reported being overweight at the age of 20 were around… Read more »

Consultant Psychiatrist in Lancashire wins regional award

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A Consultant Psychiatrist in Lancashire has been awarded an important regional award for his work in mental health. Professor Nusrat Husain from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the Clinical Research Role Model of the Year award at the prestigious North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2017. Nusrat’s nomination described his dedication… Read more »

Southport man who went on Willow Grove rampage handed eight week suspended prison sentence

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Photo: Willow Grove doors after Fleming’s rampage Southport man who went on Willow Grove rampage handed eight week suspended prison sentence  A Southport man has been given an eight week suspended prison sentence after he tried to assault a nightclub bouncer and ended up naked on the verandah of lloyds bar. Johnathan Fleming, 27 previously pleaded… Read more »

Southport college students shine for radwraps

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A number of students from Southport College have recently showcased their creative skills as part of a project involving Radwraps. The Southport College students were given a graphic design brief for a theoretical project for Radwraps. The students performed extremely well in a realistic, high-pressure situation, as well as it being their first experience of… Read more »

Southport trust staff mark Holocaust Memorial Day

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Picture shows Trust chaplain the Rev Martin Abrams; John Flannery; and Unison branch officers Lin Douglas and Trevor Jarman. Trust staff mark Holocaust Memorial Day  Holocaust Memorial Day was marked with the support of the Trust branch of Unison at Southport hospital. Branch officers recently returned from a Unison North West educational visit to the… Read more »

Sefton Mayor presents cheque to Samaritans after first civic visit to Southport mosque

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Sefton Mayor presents cheque to Samaritans after first civic visit to Southport mosque The Major of Sefton visited Southport Samaritans to present them with a cheque for £400. The money was raised following the first ever civic visit to the Sussex Road mosque by a Sefton Mayor – it was jointly organised by the Iman, Soyful… Read more »

Strange case of the runaway kites

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Strange case of the runaway kites A young man contacted OTS News with a set of photos he’s taken asking if anyone had seen lost kites flying across Ainsdale beach, which were not under any control. He stated. “I have been to Ainsdale beach this morning and seen something very strange. A number of kites… Read more »

Southport Lib Dems make friends

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Southport Lib Dems make friends Southport Liberal  Democrats widened the circle of Dementia friends when they undertook training to learn about what it’s like to live with the condition. The session was delivered by Dementia Champion, Councillor Pat Keith, who is spearheading the campaign to make Southport Dementia Friendly. “ I think it’s very important… Read more »

Southport’s Poundland slash the pice of Christmas products by 50 per cent

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Southport’s Poundland slash the pice of Christmas products by 50 per cent  Southport’s Poundland will cut prices on thousands of amazing Christmas products by 50 per cent on Christmas Eve. Southport shoppers looking to bag a last minute Christmas bargain will be able to get their hands on hundreds of products including decorations from 24th December, toys… Read more »

RAF Woodvale Celebrate 75th Anniversary

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RAF Woodvale Celebrate 75th Anniversary On the 7th December, RAF Woodvale celebrated it’s 75 years anniversary as an active RAF airfield. Formed on the 1st December 1941, RAF Woodvale was originally built as an all weather, night fighter airfield for the defence of Liverpool.  It has gone through many changes over the years; during the… Read more »

Driver tests positive for cocaine – twice in five days #nonefortheroad

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Police launch Christmas crackdown on drink and drug driving Driver arrested this afternoon after testing positive for cocaine. It was his second drug-drive arrest in five days.#nonefortheroad — MerPol Southport (@MerPolSouthport) December 13, 2016 Police launch Christmas crackdown on drink and drug driving THE devastating consequences of drink driving will be highlighted as part of… Read more »

WATCH: Christmas wreath thief caught on camera in Birkdale

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Christmas wreath thief caught on camera in Birkdale  If Santa Claus is watching, he might want to get some coal ready. A woman was recorded stealing a Christmas wreath from a Bolton Road home, Birkdale over the weekend and the victim is calling her a “Grinch” in a public appeal to catch the thief. “Please share this with your network someone… Read more »

UPDATE ****LYDIA RYLANCE FOUND SAFE****

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Photo: Lydia Rylance UPDATE: **** LYDIA RYLANCE FOUND SAFE**** Friends appeal to locate missing Southport woman Lydia Rylance, 20 Lydia Rylance, 20 was last seen at around 1am this morning (Sunday 11 December 2015). Friends of Lydi have said that this out of character. She was last seen in The Upsteps pub, Upper Aughton Road, Southport.  She was… Read more »

Southport Christmas lights hit by vandals

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Southport Christmas lights hit by vandals Mindless yobs have destroyed christmas lights in Southport town centre and contractors are busy trying to repair broken Christmas lights along Chapel Street and Lord Street after they were vandalised overnight. The festive lighting, which adorn trees along both major shopping streets, were damaged after unknown individuals chose to… Read more »

Next Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust Board Meeting

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Next Trust Board meeting 21st December The next meeting of the directors of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will be Wednesday 21st December. The meeting will be held in the Clinical Education Centre at Southport and Formby District General Hospital from 9am. It was previously scheduled for Wednesday 7th December. Members of the public are welcome to… Read more »

BMW Rear Ended on The Promenade Southport

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Photo: RTC Promenade, Southport BMW Rear Ended on The Promenade Southport The emergency services were called to the Promenade, Southport shortly after 3pm this afternoon after a  Honda collided and a BMW collided, Thursday 24 November 2016 Paramedics attended but there were no injuries reported. Both vehicles were left damaged in the accident but later recovered…. Read more »

Initiative Launched To Protect Schoolchildren From Sexual Exploitation

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Initiative Launched To Protect Schoolchildren From Sexual Exploitation A ground-breaking project between police, councils and child protection experts to help protect young people from being sexually exploited is being launched in Merseyside. ‘Safe Skills’ will be offered to schools throughout the county with the aim of giving children and teenagers the knowledge and ability to… Read more »

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