MATCH PREVIEW | York City v Southport

March 21st, 2017 in News, Sports

MATCH PREVIEW | York City v Southport Almost five years ago to the day, Southport travelled to York City for a game that had major connotations in the race for the play offs, with promotion to the Football League looking a genuine possibility. Now the two sides face each other again, both needing three points… Read more »


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Average speed camera installation A565 Southport New Road

March 21st, 2017 in News

In January it was announced by the constabulary and Lancashire Road Safety Partnership that eight routes across the county are set to be targeted with average speed cameras, in a bid to cut down on the number of road casualties. Installation work has now begun on the third route, A565 Southport New Road between the B5246 at… Read more »


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BREAKING News | Mitchell Quy denied parole

March 21st, 2017 in News

BREAKING News | Mitchell Quy denied parole Killer Quy’s parole bid quashed: Infamous Southport murderer Mitchell Quy has had his parole bid quashed after the family of his victim, former wife Lynsey Quy, set up a petition to keep him behind bars. Petition to keep killer behind bars hits 6k mark  Currently serving a life sentence… Read more »


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Golfers raise more than £16,000 for hospital children’s unit

March 21st, 2017 in News

Picture from left to right: Linda Connolly, Alison Wood, Will Oldfield and Tina Hill. Golfers raise more than £16,000 for hospital children’s unit  Members of Hurlston Hall Golf Club have celebrated raising £16,400 for the Children’s Unit at Ormskirk and District Hospital over the past 12 months. Will Oldfield, the 2016 Club Captain 2016, said:… Read more »


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CNN appealing for residents in Southport to dig out any old Arnold Palmer cuttings

March 21st, 2017 in News

CNN appealing for residents in Southport to dig out any old Arnold Palmer cuttings American network CNN are appealing for residents in Southport to dig out any old cuttings they may have of the famous Arnold Palmer Birkdale Open If you have any information that may help, you could be featured on international television later… Read more »


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John Pugh joins Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to demand tougher punishments for animal abusers

March 21st, 2017 in News

John Pugh joins Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to demand tougher punishments for animal abusers John Pugh is backing a new campaign by leading animal welfare charity, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, to call for tougher punishments for people who abuse and neglect animals. England and Wales’ unacceptably low punishments for animal abusers are some… Read more »


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Old Ford Popular crashes off the Banks roundabout

March 21st, 2017 in News

Photo: Police and paramedics at the scene (8.30pm) Old Ford Popular crashes off the Banks roundabout  The emergency services was called to A565 ‘Banks roundabout’ following reports of an RTC at around 8pm last night, Monday 20 March. A witness told our reporter,  “The driver of an old Ford Popular had lost control when existing… Read more »


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Wayfarers Chorus charity concert 25th April

March 20th, 2017 in News

Wayfarers Chorus charity concert 25th April If you have been visiting this site recently you will already know that Wayfarers Chorus are busy organising a charity concert in aid of Queenscourt Hospice. Our 2015 concert raised in excess of £1,500 on behalf of Macmillan Nurses and this time we hope to exceed that total. Queenscourt… Read more »


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Free Tennis Coaching at Club Open Day

March 20th, 2017 in News, Sports

Free Tennis Coaching at Club Open Day Southbank Lawn Tennis Club at the Rookery Sports Ground in Roe Lane is holding an Open Day on Saturday 25th March 2017 from 2 – 4pm. Free taster coaching sessions will be on offer or just come and have a hit on the courts. Adults and children aged… Read more »


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New Directions Celebrate Achievements Of Employees At Staff Award Event

March 20th, 2017 in News

New Directions Celebrate Achievements Of Employees At Staff Award Event Sefton’s leading adult social care provider paid tribute to the exceptional achievements of its employees at the organisation’s second staff awards event this week. The New Directions Annual Achievers evening was held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Southport, and hosted by Simon Smithies who… Read more »


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Charity Canoe Challenge for Age UK Lancashire

March 20th, 2017 in News

Charity Canoe Challenge for Age UK Lancashire On a very wet and windy day last weekend, 32 brave participants took to the Lancaster canal to complete the Age UK Lancashire 25 miles Canoe Challenge, all to raise money to support vulnerable older people across Lancashire. David Ward, Fundraising Manager for Age UK Lancashire said: “This… Read more »


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Merseysiders “Book Holidays Abroad” after Hearing Trump Might Visit

March 20th, 2017 in News

Merseysiders “Book Holidays Abroad” after Hearing Trump Might Visit Locals from Merseyside have said they have gone as far as to book flights abroad if President Trump visits their homeland. Rumours arose in the local press that Donald Trump could be heading to the area as soon as summer this year as The Open Championship… Read more »


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Challenging stigma around TB on World TB Day

March 20th, 2017 in News

To mark World TB Day on 24 March, health professionals at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are challenging the taboo around Tuberculosis (TB). Led by the World Health Organisation, World TB Day is held every year on 24 March to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of the disease and counter the stigma around… Read more »


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Meols Ward Councillors Advice Centre

March 20th, 2017 in News

ADVICE CENTRE Thursday 23rd March               Meols Ward Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton will be holding their next Advice Centre on Thursday 23rd March. They will be available from 10.30am-11.30am at BoxTree Kitchen for Queenscourt café, Manor Road/Cambridge Road roundabout to assist residents with any local issues, problems… Read more »


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Southport Trinity Cricket Club secure ASDA Foundation Sponsorship

March 20th, 2017 in News, Sports

Photo: Tony Campbell with George and Tom Southport Trinity Cricket Club secure ASDA Foundation Sponsorship ASDA Southport Community Champion Sharon Gregory-Wareing is working with Southport Trinity Cricket Club to secure sponsorship funding from the ASDA Foundation. This week the new shirts and equipment arrived. Tony Campbell junior cricket manager said: ” We are extremly grateful… Read more »


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Marina Lake Southport – crumbling walls and graffiti

March 20th, 2017 in News

Dilapidated broken walls and corroded metal railings greet visitors to the classic resort, opposite Morrison’s store. Southport’s Marine Lake has been a popular attraction since Victorian times. However, it is still crying out for more attention due to relentless graffiti and crumbling walls, etc. Recent graffiti around the Marine Lake. Surely, the authorities can do… Read more »


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Two idotic brothers from the Wirral have appeared in court after they travelled to a police crime scene to rob the place.

March 20th, 2017 in News

Two idotic brothers from the Wirral have appeared in court after they travelled to a police crime scene to rob the place. The police discovery of a large cannabis farm at Blowick Business Park on Crowland Street, on January 16, said to be have an estimated annual yield of £1.9 million, was widely reported and… Read more »


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Egyptian themed restaurant and bar set to open on Lord Street

March 20th, 2017 in News

An Egyptian themed restaurant and bar on Lord Street, Southport If approved by Sefton Council, it would actually be the second North African themed eatery – following on from the growing success of the Fig Bistro on Eastbank Street, Southport. The proprietors behind the scheme have yet to be revealed but it is understood they… Read more »


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CJ Joins the OTS News business directory

March 20th, 2017 in News

Photo: CJ Cycles shop, Unit 5, Kensington Industrial Estate, Off Hall Street, Southport, PR90NY. CJ Joins the OTS News business directory OTS News welcomes CJ Cycles to Southport’s number 1 online news media outlet. Curtis White told OTS News: “We also run a ‘customize service’ where we CAN CARRY OUT SPECIALIST WORK. AS PART OF THIS SERVICE, WE CAN ARRANGE FOR… Read more »


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Minor RTC involving cyclist in Southport

March 20th, 2017 in News

Photo: Paramedics at the scene Minor RTC involving cyclist in Southport The emergency services were called to Lord Street West, Southport, at about 9am this morning (Monday 20 March) following reports of a RTC. A cyclist was involved in a RTC at the Roundabout/ Duke Street exit. The male cyclist was treated at the roadside… Read more »


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WATCH | End of an era – NPAS Warton

March 20th, 2017 in News

We say good bye to the National Police Air Service helicopter flying from Warton Areodrome. Chief Superintendent Tyron Joyce, Chief Operating Officer for the National Police Air Service said: “The National Police Air Service (NPAS) is a unique national collaboration across England and Wales providing a truly borderless service. It is tasked with supporting police… Read more »


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Smooth Commercial Law Joins the OTS News business directory

March 20th, 2017 in News

Photo: Scott Birchall Smooth Commercial Law – Partner OTS News welcomes Smooth Commercial Law to Southport’s number 1 online news media outlet. Today we spoke with Scott Birchall to find out more the law firm, he said:  “We are a dynamic commercial law firm based in the heart of Knowsley. We act for a number of clients… Read more »


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Byng House drop in clinics are back for 2017

March 20th, 2017 in News

Byng House drop in clinics are back for 2017 The Legion’s Advice and Information Officer, Sarah Abbotson, will be available at Byng House to discuss face to face the Legion’s services with anyone that may need help. This also includes: signposting people to other welfare services, discussing membership with those wanting to join the Legion… Read more »


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Battling Dog Fouling in Parks

March 20th, 2017 in News

Sefton Council’s Community Parks Team, in partnership with the Council’s enforcement contractor NSL, recently visited parks that have been experiencing issues with dog fouling and littering. On February 28, Council officers spoke to local dog walkers and residents, handing out poop scoop bags and chatting about responsible dog ownership and litter. At Poets Park in Bootle, staff undertook a… Read more »


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Ditch Those Stabilisers Spring Half Term

March 20th, 2017 in News

The Easter holidays sees the return of the popular ‘Ditch Those Stabilisers’ cycling events. Children aged four and above can learn to ride a bike unaided at sessions in Litherland and Southport. The events have a very high success rate and staff from Sefton Council’s Highway Safety Team, offer a range of practical advice to… Read more »


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Mystery of school crossing patrol’s missing lollipop stick

March 20th, 2017 in News

MYSTERY surrounds the disappearance of a lollipop stick at a Southport school. Council bosses have been left cross after they were informed that the key piece of kit designed to help pupils at Our Lady of Lourdes school safe while walking across the road, went missing on the afternoon of Monday March 13. Nobody is… Read more »


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Full steam ahead for new Birkdale library

March 20th, 2017 in News

Full steam ahead for new Birkdale library. FOBL (Friends of Birkdale Library) were a group that were set up in order to campaign to prevent the council run library in Liverpool Road Birkdalefrom closing down. Having lost this fight, a core committee from within the group set about trying to find alternative premises in the area where we could establish a library/ community hub to continue to serve local people. We… Read more »


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Kew boys run

March 19th, 2017 in News

A Bizarre tribute to growing up as a child in Kew has become a surprise hit on Spotify and iTunes. Performed by local band The Fine and sung by lead vocalist and former Kew boy Scott Singleton, the ballad is an ode to growing up in the Southport ward and trying to make the best… Read more »


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Preparing For The 146th Open

March 19th, 2017 in News, Sports

Preparing For The 146th Open Work has started in and around Southport as Sefton prepares to host the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale. Extensive planning has been carried out ahead of the Championship as more than 200,000 are expected to attend the July spectacle. Some work has already started on Birkdale Common meaning restricted access… Read more »


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Donate to ‘Cash for Kids’ and receive a FREE photoshoot and portrait at Yaffe Photography

March 19th, 2017 in News

Donate to ‘Cash for Kids’ and receive a beautiful Yaffé portrait As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, Southport based portrait company ‘Yaffé Photography’ are supporting Radio City’s ‘1000 Faces – Cash for Kids’ campaign which is aiming to raise £100,000 for Merseyside’s disadvantaged children. It’s a fabulous and creative idea that 1000 people will… Read more »


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Drink drivers arrested in Southport

March 19th, 2017 in News

Drink drivers arrested in Southport  Merseyside Police roads policing unit were dealing with an incident on the Marine Parade last night when the car pictured pulled up behind them. The driver and passenger swapped seats and the vehicle was pulled over. Both people in the vehicle were over the legal drink drive limit and both… Read more »


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Blaze at the old Grand Casino Southport

March 19th, 2017 in News

Photo: Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service remain at the scene Blaze at the old Grand Casino Southport  Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service were called to the old Grand Casino last night (Saturday 18 March) after a fire broke out reports say that there were 5 Fire appliances. A local resident told our reporter “There was… Read more »


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RESULT | Braintree 2-0 Southport

March 19th, 2017 in News, Sports

Sam Come’s brace eased Braintree to victory over National League strugglers Southport. Euan Murray almost opened the scoring in spectacular fashion for the visitors after 11 minutes, but his overhead kick hit a post after beating Ben McNamara. Southport continued to play well, but it was the hosts who got the breakthrough when Come found… Read more »


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What a shot! Southport Photographic Society hold Wayfarers Expo

March 18th, 2017 in News

The 70th national photography exhibit by the Southport Photographic Societybjs being held at a town centre shopping Arcade. Open to a host of talented amateur and pro snappers,  the 70th national open exhibition which also includes the young photographers competition is being held in Wayfarers on Lord street. The exhibition runs till the 3rd of… Read more »


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WATCH | Car drives along PAVEMENT to avoid traffic in Southport

March 18th, 2017 in News

WATCH | Car drives along PAVEMENT to avoid traffic in Southport This is the moment an impatient driver decides to get round a queue of traffic – by driving on the PAVEMENT narrowly missing a pedestrian. The incident happened in Nevill Street, Southport this afternoon (Saturday 18 March). The footage was captured on a dash… Read more »


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