£40 MILLION to clean the Marine Lake

March 15th, 2017 in News

Cleaning Southport Marine Lake will cost up to £40 million, according to a report to the Southport Area Committee. The figures have been released ahead of a committee meeting next Wednesday 22 March 2017. This report estimates the cost of dredging the Marine Lake could be anything between £20 to £40 million. Councillor David Barton said: “Whilst both proposed… Read more »


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Southport Lawyer urges action against ‘death tax’

March 15th, 2017 in News

Lawyer urges action against ‘death tax’ A leading solicitor is urging Southport residents to write to their MP rejecting government proposals which could see a 9,000% rise in ‘death fees’. John-Paul Dennis, partner at Kirwans law firm which has offices across Merseyside including Southport, says the Ministry of Justice’s plans to overhaul probate fees could leave… Read more »


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Battle to save George Drive woods from Council/OVH eco-destruction continues

March 14th, 2017 in News

Ainsdale’s lovely little woodland in George Drive is still under serious ecologically-destructive threat, from Liverpool – based One Vision Housing (OVH) and Sefton’s Council. Bluebell rich pathways due to flower soon. A shy Long tailed tit in George Drive woods today. Sefton Council have written again to residents and campaigners with a letter dated 10… Read more »


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Mystery over jewellery haul discovered in park in Formby

March 14th, 2017 in News

Mystery over jewellery haul discovered in park in Formby Merseyside Police has issued a photograph of a quantity of jewellery found in a Sefton park in a bid to reunite it with its owner. A jewellery bag was discovered by a member of the public at around 7.30am on Monday 13th March, in Duke Street Park… Read more »


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Ainsdale man jailed for hoax calls

March 14th, 2017 in News

Ainsdale man jailed for hoax calls Officers from Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service have welcomed the sentence of Alan Spencer, 56 years of Woodvale Road, Ainsdale. Spencer was sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment at South Sefton Magistrates Court on Friday, 11 March after pleading guilty to making hoax calls to Merseyside Fire… Read more »


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John Pugh joins Earth Hour pledge for climate change

March 14th, 2017 in News

Southport MP, John Pugh, has signed up to support WWF’s tenth Earth Hour by making a special pledge to help protect the planet.  The world is changing – fast – and it’s never been more important to show support for action on climate change. John Pugh is one of many who joined WWF at the… Read more »


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VIDEO | Police at the scene of suspicious death in Southport

March 14th, 2017 in News

Photo: Police on Nevill Street, Southport (3pm) Police at the scene of suspicious death in Southport The emergency services was called to a flat on Nevill Street, Southport at around 2.30pm this afternoon after a man was found dead inside a flat, Tuesday 14 March 2017. When officers arrived they found a deceased male in… Read more »


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Concern growing for missing woman (Leyland)

March 14th, 2017 in News

Concern growing for missing woman We are appealing for information after a 41-year-old woman went missing from Leyland. Vikki Adamson was last seen around 11.15am yesterday (Monday, March 13) in Preston Road. She was last in contact with friends later in the day around 7pm. Vikki is described as white, 5ft 5in tall, of slim… Read more »


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Talented Southport hair dresser needs your vote!

March 14th, 2017 in News

Talented Southport hair dresser needs your vote! A local hair stylist is calling on the people of Southport to vote for him to be crowned the UK’s top up-and-coming stylist.  Aspiring trainee and student hairdresser, Eric Joey Jones, from Southport is one of the top 10 finalists in “Create the Look 2017” organised by business… Read more »


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Emma’s in the doghouse – for Red Nose Day!

March 14th, 2017 in News

Photo: Emma Fraser Emma’s in the doghouse – for Red Nose Day! As part of Red Nose Day 2017, Emma Fraser, who works at the K9 Comforts Dog Training Centre in Formby, will spend all day on Tuesday March 21, locked up in a kennel… to feel the way her canine companions do. Emma, 37,… Read more »


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Woman, 19, missing from Skelmersdale

March 14th, 2017 in News

Woman, 19, missing from Skelmersdale We are appealing for help to find a 19 year old woman who is missing from Skelmersdale. Katie Heron was last seen at around 1pm on Wednesday, March 8 at her home address on Ivydale. She has not been seen by her family since then. She is described as white,… Read more »


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Frank and Kate share Southport hospital wedding day with Songs of Praise

March 14th, 2017 in News

Frank and Kate share hospital wedding day with Songs of Praise  Southport hospital marked its second marriage ceremony of the year when a Formby couple wed on Ward 15A – with TV presenter Aled Jones as their special guest. Frank Heath, 72, and Kate Hart, 69, had planned a small wedding in the ward day… Read more »


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Volunteers needed to Keep Lord Street in Bloom

March 14th, 2017 in News

Photo: Lord Street In Bloom volunteers Volunteers needed to Keep Lord Street in Bloom  We are looking for volunteers to join our small friendly group. We meet up once a week for a few hours, garden tasks are varied.   All age groups welcome. Please share this post. Contact us here Submit News Contact us with your… Read more »


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Trust In Yellow To Mark Bingham Anniversary With Atkinson Exhibition

March 14th, 2017 in News

Photo: Billy Bingham (Left) Exhibition to look at club history with emphasis on Billy Bingham’s 66/67 season Trust in Yellow is delighted to announce that there will be an exhibition about Southport FC at The Atkinson from the end of this month. The exhibition will feature the entire history of the club but will have… Read more »


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WATCH | Naked man goes off the rails at Southport station

March 13th, 2017 in News

WATCH | Naked man goes off the rails at Southport station A rail passenger became so frustrated with no trains running from Southport Station today (Monday 13 March 2017) he attempted to strip naked! Although it’s not clean how the bizarre protest would have worked in his favour, the man who was clearly intoxicated, took… Read more »


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CCTV Appeal following a robbery at a shop in Central Station

March 13th, 2017 in News

Recognise these men? We’d like to speak to them in connection with a robbery at a shop in Central Station, Liverpool. At 9.06am on Wednesday 15 February, two men entered the Millets store in Ranelagh Street. One took a North Face jacket worth £190 from the shop and put it on, before covering it with… Read more »


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Pine Pixies Pre-School’s Forest School Trip

March 13th, 2017 in News

Pine Pixies Pre-School children recently went on a Forest School trip to the local woods behind St Luke’s Church in Formby. St Luke’s School staff and parents joined us for a walk in the woods to see what we could find. We had a short break for snack… …. remembering to clean our hands after… Read more »


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Business men bank on success for new venture

March 13th, 2017 in News

Business men bank on success for new venture Gavin Williams, 29, from Bispham and James Kennedy, from Croston, are aiming to launch the Allotment restaurant on Liverpool Road, Birkdale in May The pair already run the award winning Allotoment cocktail bar in Manchester and the Old Packet House in Burscough. It is set to be… Read more »


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Southport MP calls for increased awareness of risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

March 13th, 2017 in News

John Pugh MP of Southport has joined Baby charity The Lullaby Trust in urging local authorities to ensure health professionals in the North West receive the training and support they need to deliver safer sleep messages to all families. The call comes as part of Safer Sleep Week, the charity’s national campaign to raise awareness… Read more »


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Merseyrail strike action hits Southport

March 13th, 2017 in News

Photo: Merseyrail guards strike in Southport Due to strike action Merseyrail will be running a reduced service on Monday 13 March 2017. Why is this happening? New state-of-the art trains that are safer, faster and more reliable will be introduced on the Merseyrail network by 2020. The RMT union, who represent many Merseyrail guards, has voted… Read more »


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Nominate your NHS hero in 2017 Pride Awards

March 13th, 2017 in News

Picture shows staff from the Medical Day Unit at Southport hospital who were winners of the People’s Choice Award in 2016. Nominate your NHS hero in 2017 Pride Awards  Do you know a member of staff working at our hospitals or community health services who deserves special recognition? Members of the public are being invited… Read more »


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Plea to find family of war hero after medal discovered stashed in former Southport rest home

March 13th, 2017 in News

Plea to find family of war hero after medal discovered stashed in former Southport rest home A CAMPAIGN has been launched to find the family of a World War One hero from Southport after his medal was found stashed away in a former Knowsley Road rest home. The medal was discovered among a whole host… Read more »


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Theft of charity tin – Liverpool

March 13th, 2017 in News

Theft of charity tin – Liverpool We know it might be a bit blurry – but we’re hoping this CCTV will help us find a man we’d like to speak with in connection with the theft of a charity tin in Liverpool. At about 11.20am on Thursday 23 February, a man went into the Virgin… Read more »


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Amazing job opportunities at Pleasureland Southport

March 13th, 2017 in News

Photo: Norman Wallis Amazing job opportunities at Pleasureland Southport Pleasureland boss Norman Wallis is calling on people from across Southport and Sefton to take part in an amazing job opportunity. 2The promenade based attraction will hold a huge recruitment drive this week in a bid to get more and more people signed up to work at… Read more »


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‘A success in every continent’ at LOL comedy club at the Atkinson

March 13th, 2017 in News

‘A success in every continent’ at LOL comedy club at the Atkinson  Not many comedians are a raving success in every continent across the globe but Daliso Chaponda has breezed to success just about everywhere. He is rock solid bullet proof funny and never fails to reduce audience to hysterics. This dynamic African comedian began… Read more »


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Southport pupil to meet the queen today

March 13th, 2017 in News

Southport pupil to meet the queen today Nine year old Southport pupil Emily Dean from St Philips Primary will present the XXI Commonwealth Games baton to the Queen at Buckingham Palace! Emily says she is overjoyed and exceedingly proud to read out a special commonwealth games message to her Majesty and help kickstart the official… Read more »


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Grace Michell Wins the North West U12 Girls Epee Champion Title

March 13th, 2017 in News, Sports

Photo: Grace Michell Grace Michell Wins the North West U12 Girls Epee Champion Title Grace Michell, a year 7 pupil at Scarisbrick Hall School, competed in the North West Youth Fencing Championships at the Manchester Fencing Centre in Oldham on Saturday (11th March). Entered for both the under twelve foil and epee events, her day started… Read more »


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A.V.I.S (Abandoned Vehicle In Southport)

March 12th, 2017 in News

Photo: No tax, no MOT on Cambridge road A.V.I.S (Abandoned Vehicle In Southport) A Ford van which is untaxed and without MOT has has been abandoned on Cambridge road, Southport. A local resident told OTSNews.co.uk “It was dumped here last week and has been ticked numerous times! It has no tax sorn, or MOT – it shouldn’t be on… Read more »


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ASDA Foundation support the Dragons

March 12th, 2017 in News

ASDA Foundation sponsorship ASDA Southport have been working with Unite Martial Arts Academy. The ASDA Foundation sponsorship of £500 for new head guards and body armour which arrived this week for the Dragons which is aimed at 5-7 year olds.  Dan Thomas would like to thank Sharon and the ASDA Foundation for their support its… Read more »


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Crime Alert – Birkdale

March 12th, 2017 in News

Photo: Vaughan road, Birkdale Crime Alert – Birkdale Residents have been urged to take extra care following a number of emails to OTS News regarding suspicious activity in the area of Vaughn road, Birkdale. On Sunday after (12 March) one resident said: “Please warn anyone who lives in the Vaughan road area to be aware of people… Read more »


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Pine Pixies Pre-School, Formby Library trip

March 12th, 2017 in News

Pine Pixies Pre-School children recently went on a trip to Formby Library. Some liked to read. While some just felt like ‘chilling out’… The librarian very kindly did some activities with us, we sang songs and had a story. While some played in the garden others decided to draw before going home. Pine Pixies Pre-School… Read more »


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Proud parents at SB Rangers

March 12th, 2017 in News, Sports

SB Rangers Email sent into OTS News from local junior football team SB Rangers. Myself and all the parents are very proud of this little Southport team SB Rangers, they played their little hearts out yesterday (Saturday 11 March) in their first away game in Liverpool against a brilliant team George’s juniors. We lost but… Read more »


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Long lost friend searches for Southport man Kevin Summerton

March 12th, 2017 in News

Photo: Kevin Summerton, around 1977 Long lost friend searches for Southport man Kevin Summerton An OTS News reader from Canada contacted us today asking for your help. Eddie Peace said: “I’m trying to locate an old friend of mine.” “He is called Kevin Summerton, he would be about 55 years old now. “He had a… Read more »


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RESULT | Southport 1-2 Torquay

March 12th, 2017 in News, Sports

RESULT | Southport 1-2 Torquay Torquay moved out of the National League relegation zone with a last-minute victory over rock-bottom Southport. Ruairi Keating came off the bench with 10 minutes to go and later struck his first goal for the Gulls by converting a Daniel Sparkes pass. The Devon side had taken a 36th-minute lead… Read more »


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Mourinho heads to Southport to learn Rostov lessons

March 11th, 2017 in News

Manchester United are preparing for their second leg Europa League clash against FC Rostov – by finding out about the last team to face the Russians. Sunday league side High Park FC are the last and only other English club to play FC Rostov, nearly fifty years ago. In 1968 during the cold war, a hearty… Read more »


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