Galloway’s turn 150 TODAY – 11th March 2017

March 11th, 2017 in News

Galloway’s turn 150 TODAY 11th March 2017 Lancashire’s largest sight loss charity, Galloway’s, marks a significant milestone this week as the Southport based charity celebrates 150 years of service to blind and partially sighted people in the community. How did it all start? Back in the 1800’s, John Catterall of East View, Preston, and Joseph… Read more »


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Support The Port This Afternoon In Survival Six Pointer At The Merseyrail Community Stadium

March 11th, 2017 in News, Sports

Support The Port This Afternoon In Survival Six Pointer At The Merseyrail Community Stadium We have perfect conditions here at the Merseyrail Community Stadium for this afternoons Southport v Torquay Vanarama National League relegation survival six pointer. Andy Preece is finalising his squad after three morning training sessions this week and with a couple of… Read more »


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CCTV Appeal following theft at charity shop – Crosby

March 11th, 2017 in News

CCTV Appeal following theft at charity shop – Crosby Merseyside Police has issued CCTV stills of a man and woman officers wish to speak to following a confrontational burglary at a charity shop in Crosby last month. Officers were called to Crosby Housing Association charity shop on Lorne Road at about 1pm on Saturday, 11 February. It… Read more »


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Southport’s Midweek Visiter criticised for encouraging unscrupulous back-street kitten breeding

March 11th, 2017 in News

A controversial ‘kitten-selling’ advertisement has appeared several times in this week’s edition of the Midweek Visiter. This irresponsible advert is believed to potentially encourage unscrupulous back-street breeding of unneutered cats. Why has the Visiter permitted this to be included? One could perhaps imagine that this unwise inclusion was simply a ‘solitary’ editorial mistake. However, the… Read more »


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Appeal to find lost wallet which holds sentimental value

March 11th, 2017 in News

Appeal to find lost wallet which holds sentimental value A WALLET containing a bank card and bus pass was lost in Southport on Thursday evening (9 March) – and the owner now trying to find it. Oliver Rothwell said: “I lost my wallet somewhere between Upper Aughton Road in Birkdale and Rothley Avenue in Ainsdale… Read more »


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Police step up patrols in town centre to combat youth crime

March 10th, 2017 in News

Extra police patrols will be in southport town centre tonight in an attempt to stop large groups of youths from gathering. In a last ditch bid by Merseyside Police, a dispersal order has been applied to the town centre since Sunday – however it’s not done much to stop groups of youths gathering and causing… Read more »


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So what will Southport’s £7m hotel look like?

March 10th, 2017 in News

So what will Southport’s £7m hotel look like? Plans to add a 7-story hotel to Marble Place shopping centre in Southport were approved by Sefton Council. The prospective 4-star hotel is expected to cost £7m and will feature 96 bedrooms, a lobby area, a restaurant and kitchen, as well as ancillary accommodation. Humber Investments Limited,… Read more »


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Long lost relatives search for Southport man Roy Brown

March 10th, 2017 in News

Photo: Roy Brown (Left) Long lost relatives search for Southport man Roy Brown An OTS reader from U.S contacted us today asking for your help. Christel Temple said: “We are looking for the child in the photo whose name is Roy. His mother’s name was Joan (last name uncertain). The letter gave a return address… Read more »


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MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Torquay United

March 10th, 2017 in News, Sports

MATCH PREVIEW | Southport v Torquay United Repetitive as it may sound after four weeks of saying something along these lines, Southport go into the weekend knowing that they absolutely have to gain three points. Defeat at Maidstone United left the Sandgrounders bottom of the Vanarama National League and facing an uphill task to stay… Read more »


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Ormskirk Artisan Market s back next Sunday (19th March)

March 10th, 2017 in News, Whats On

Ormskirk Artisan Market s back next Sunday (19th March) Ormskirk Artisan Market is back next Sunday (19th March) with over 20 stalls, ran by local small business. This month we are also running a raffle for the Walton Neuro, a charity which has helped two of our stall owners. Even more prizes have just been… Read more »


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Volunteer cooks required to fire up their brand new ovens

March 10th, 2017 in News

Volunteer cooks required to fire up their brand new ovens Southport community centre are appealing for volunteer cooks to fire up their brand new ovens! Phil, the manager of The Southport Community Centre, says that although the team have got a large catering kitchen, it’s very rarely used. He’s now on the look outfor volunteers… Read more »


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77 drivers handed new penalties for using a phone behind the wheel

March 10th, 2017 in News

77 drivers handed new penalties for using a phone behind the wheel  A total of 77 drivers were stopped and handed tough new penalties as part of a week of action to catch motorists using mobile phones behind the wheel. Amongst those now facing increased fines and penalty points was a driver who stated he… Read more »


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Final weekend closure for new £192 million A556 project

March 10th, 2017 in News

Final weekend closure for new £192 million A556 project The final weekend closure of the A556 link between the M56 and M6 in Cheshire will take place from tomorrow night.  Drivers are being reminded that M6 junction 19 (Knutsford) and M56 junctions 7 and 8 (Bowdon), as well as the A556 link between the 2… Read more »


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National Lottery money available for First World War Centenary Projects in Southport

March 10th, 2017 in News

National Lottery money available for First World War Centenary Projects in Southport Following the phenomenal success of its community grants programme First World War: then and now, the Heritage Lottery Fund has made £2miullion available this year for communities looking to explore, conserve and share local heritage of the First World War. Grants are available… Read more »


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Drink and drug driver arrested in Ainsdale

March 10th, 2017 in News

Photo: Police assisting with a drink driver in Ainsdale Drink driver arrested after crash on Ainsdale Beach Officers from Merseyside road policing unit pulled over a drunk driver in Ainsdale in the early hours of this morning (Friday 10 March 2017) The driver provided a sample of 62 in custody. Limit is 35. The officer… Read more »


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Over £10,000 worth of mobility equipment stolen in Southport raid

March 10th, 2017 in News

Over £10,000 worth of mobility equipment stolen in Southport raid Over £10,000 worth of mobility equipment has been stolen in a bizarre overnight raid on a Cambridge Arcade shop. Overnight police were called to Mobility World after staff discovered that thousands of pounds worth of equipment was taken in a daring raid. Police are investigating… Read more »


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Southport sign Sengalese striker

March 10th, 2017 in News, Sports

TRANSFERS | Striker Jean-Charles Coly Signs Southport FC can confirm the arrival of 23 year-old Sengalese forward Jean-Charles Coly from French side Football Saint Medard En Jalles, following confirmation of his international clearance this morning. Coly will be available to Andy Preece for selection when Torquay United visit the Merseyrail Community Stadium tomorrow.   Submit… Read more »


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A good signal rejected by a united local neighbourhood

March 10th, 2017 in News

Photo: Anti-mast campaigner councillor David Barton A good signal rejected by a united local neighbourhood  Mobile phone bosses for O2 and Vodafone are left ‘disappointed’ after Sefton Council rejected a scheme to have a new telephone mast erected in Birkdale. The telecom giants wanted to put up a signal- boosting mast near to the One… Read more »


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Southport Student Shortlisted for £5,000 National Legal Award

March 10th, 2017 in News

Southport Student Shortlisted for £5,000 National Legal Award A student from Southport has been named as a finalist for Future Legal Mind, a legal award run annually by National Accident Helpline.  Comfort Ochefu, who is studying Law at the University of Chester, is one of a handful of finalists for Future Legal Mind 2017, a… Read more »


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Southport’s Kevin Ward and Jake Barton are on the Road to GLORY

March 10th, 2017 in News, Sports

Southport’s Kevin Ward and Jake Barton are on the Road to GLORY Phil Barton spoke to OTS News ahead of Saturday nights (March 11) Road to GLORY fight event. Phil said: “Today I will travel with my two lads Jake Barton my son and Kev Ward to Newark where they will compete on the Road to… Read more »


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Labour councils will destroy our Green Belt forever Action needed before it’s too late

March 10th, 2017 in News

Labour councils will destroy our Green Belt forever Action needed before it’s too late Green Party Liverpool City Region Mayoral Candidate Tom Crone and Greater Manchester Mayoral Candidate Will Patterson will be in St. Helens on 14th March to meet with and support local citizens fighting council plans to release greenbelt land. Both the St. Helens… Read more »


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Keys Found Southport Coastal Road Bike track

March 9th, 2017 in News

Keys Found Southport Coastal Road Bike track A set of keys have been found on Southport Coastal Road bike track. If you have lost some keys please PM us (Southport OTS) with how many keys were on the key-ring and the colour of the Key cap. The photo’s below are the location where the keys… Read more »


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Monster Bargain Anyone?

March 9th, 2017 in News

If you’re looking for a monster bargain then look no further than the sales pages of MD travel. The popular travel firm are finally selling their acclaimed all american monster limousine. The monster motor is bigger and better than any other form of limo on the market and has been seen far and wide being… Read more »


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CCTV Images released following Southport shop window smash

March 9th, 2017 in News

CCTV Images released following Southport shop window smash CCTV images have been released after a gang of youths allegedly broke Jaspers Sweet Shop window in Cambridge Arcade (Friday 2 February 2017). Four youths; two boys and two girls, were spotted by drinkers at the nearby Tap and Bottles and chased away. Can you help identify… Read more »


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Best Bedroom Design Ideas For 2017

March 9th, 2017 in News

Best Bedroom Design Ideas For 2017 If you are considering revamping your bedroom, but haven’t found the right design inspiration, find comfort in knowing that there are plenty of online resources showcasing the fantastic trends of 2017. Thanks to the ever expanding global network given to us by the internet, we now have more access… Read more »


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CCTV Appeal after Southport meat suppliers burglary

March 9th, 2017 in News

CCTV Appeal after Southport meat suppliers burglary Merseyside Police detectives have issued a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a burglary at a meat suppliers in Southport. At around 9pm on Thursday, 23 February 2017, three men forced entry to Southport Bacon Company in Daneway House, Windsor Road… Read more »


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Plea to find owners of American Bulldog after it was found roaming Lord Street

March 9th, 2017 in News

An urgent appeal has been launched to find the owners of an American Bulldog which was found roaming Lord Street late last night. Although the dog is microchipped the details of the owner have not been properly updated. He has been left with a local dog warden while a search for his rightful owners continues…. Read more »


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KGV Students explore Parisian Art & Culture

March 9th, 2017 in News

KGV Students explore Parisian Art & Culture ICONIC paintings and world famous landmarks were viewed by KGV students when they jetted out to Paris. The gifted group of 20 French A level and Art students got up close to paintings and sculptures by Manet, Monet, and Picasso as well as the Mona Lisa. They were… Read more »


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Southport town centre dispersal order extended

March 9th, 2017 in News

Photo: Dispersal order extended Southport town centre dispersal order extended  Southport town centre dispersal order extended extended in order to combat tackle anti-social behaviour in Southport. Merseyside Police originally put a disposal order in place on  Sunday 5th March crackdown until Wednesday. However, officers will now continue to enforce it until 7.30pm this Friday (March 10). Police issue… Read more »


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FAG END Ban on small packs of cigarettes and rolling tobacco starts in MAY – and menthols will disappear by 2020

March 9th, 2017 in News

FAG END Ban on small packs of cigarettes and rolling tobacco starts in MAY – and menthols will disappear by 2020 Smokers will no longer be able to buy smaller packs of cigarettes and rolling tobacco from May this year. The ban on packs of 10 is one part of a longer plan to phase… Read more »


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Bump of Churchtown to host Mothers day special

March 9th, 2017 in News

Bump of Churchtown to host Mothers day special Bump of Churchtown will be opening on Mothers day to offer scans to all the lovely mothers to be out there. Its an opportunity to come and see the little one and get a couple of 2D pictures for £25. No excuses needed. Would also make a… Read more »


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Marble Place seven storey hotel given the green light

March 9th, 2017 in News

Marble Place seven storey hotel given the green light A controversial proposal to build a new seven storey hotel on the site of the Marble Place hotel has been approved by Sefton Council. Permission was granted by the council’s planning committee by a margin of 14-1 following a meeting at Southport Town Hall on last… Read more »


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Federation of Small Business hits out at Therea May’s’ Broken Promises

March 8th, 2017 in News

Federation of Small Business hits out at Therea May’s’ Broken Promises The Federation of Small Buisness (FSB) has kicked hard at the Conservatives for penalising the self-employed in the latest Budget presented to Parliament.  Speaking just before the General Election, David Cameron could not have been clearer that a Tory government would NOT raise National… Read more »


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Visiter risk wrath of cat lovers with shocking kitten sale ad

March 8th, 2017 in News

Visiter risk wrath of cat lovers with shocking kitten sale ad Cat lovers in Southport have tonight launched a scathing attack on the Southport Visiter after their Tuesday edition of the paper advertised a platform for selling kittens. This practice is frowned upon and there are a number of high profile campaigns by animal welfare… Read more »


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Bike stolen in Ormskirk

March 8th, 2017 in News

Police are desperately trying to trace a bike which has been stolen in Ormskirk A black Yamaha wrx 125 with blue hand guards was taken from a property in the town while its owner was busy working. The thieves are believed to have even broken into a nearby garage to go as far as to steal… Read more »


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