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Give a toss about fire safety this Pancake Day

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Give a toss about fire safety this Pancake Day Traditionally Shrove Tuesday marks the beginning of Lent, when many people throughout the country make pancakes before they begin a 40 day fast. But amidst all the fun of cooking up sweet treats take a moment to remember fire safety this Pancake Day. Accidental fires caused… 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 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 »

Accessible Information

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Accessible Information Sefton Council has developed a Draft Accessible Information Communications document which outlines how we will make sure information is easy to access and understand for everyone. We are looking for any comments or suggestions in the next few weeks that can be included before the document is finalised and becomes adopted by the… Read more »

Sefton Council Please Help: Used drug needles Anchor Street Southport

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Sefton Council Please Help: Used drug needles Anchor Street Southport Weeks are passing by and Sefton Council have failed to act up complaints that needles line walkways between Hoghton and Anchor Street. Local shopkeepers on Hoghton Street, Southport, have turned to OTS News.co.uk in a bid to highlight the Health & Safety issue that exists in the alleyways… Read more »

Concern for man missing after collision

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Concern for man missing after collision Wesley Thomasson, 26, from Bolton, is believed to have been involved in a collision where an Audi S4 crashed into a field off Junction 33 of the M6 motorway in the early hours of Friday morning (October 28th) The car had earlier been seen by police traveling northbound on… Read more »

Result: Southport 1-1 Sutton United

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Result: Southport 1-1 Sutton United Jamie Collins salvaged a draw for Sutton at Southport with a second-half penalty. The visitors started well, with Ross Stearn heading just wide after 10 minutes, but it was the hosts who got the breakthrough with Andrai Jones profiting from Kevin Amankwaah’s mistake to make it 1-0 after 37 minutes…. Read more »

Southport Hospital – No GP on duty today

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West Lancashire Health Centre – No GP on duty today  West Lancashire Health Centre at Ormskirk hospital does not have a GP on duty today. There is a full team of nurse practitioners available to treat patients. However some patients may need to be directed to other service providers. The health centre is open today… Read more »

Mega Value Store delights Southport’s savvy shoppers

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Mega Value Store delights Southport’s savvy shoppers A brand new budget superstore is set to transform the way Southport‘s shoppers can bag a bargain. The Mega value Store, which opened earlier this month, is a one-stop shop for everything from fabulous new season homeware to affordable winter fashions and sensational seasonal goods to help you… Read more »

Police appeal following attempted armed robbery in Southport

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APPEAL FOR INFORMATION – ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, VIRGINIA STREET, SOUTHPORT Merseyside Police is appealing for information after an attempted robbery in Southport yesterday evening, Wednesday 12 October. At around 7.20pm, a call was received stating that a masked male had entered a shop on Virginia Street in possession of a gun and made threats towards a… Read more »

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