Two arrested in Southport immigration raid

March 8th, 2017 in News

Two arrested in Southport immigration raid Immigration officers arrested two people after a raid in Southport this afternoon, Wednesday, March 8 2017. A 32-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man and a were detained following the raid on London Street. Under EU rules, citizens have free movement between countries but must not ‘become a burden on… Read more »


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Pleasureland Southport are recruiting!

March 8th, 2017 in News

Pleasureland Southport are recruiting! We are now recruiting for the 2017 season for staff to work from the end of March to November including flexible hours across all weekends, Bank Holidays and school holidays. We seek: Ride Operators Cashiers/Retail Housekeeping Staff To qualify for our team, you need to be well presented and confident and… Read more »


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R.I.P Tommy Barton

March 8th, 2017 in News

Tommy Barton Sad news that Tommy Barton has passed away. Tommy owned the Sands Pub and was the previous owner of Toad Hall and ran the Lido in its heyday, as well as being a co owner of the Kingsway in Southport with Roy Adams. Funeral details to be announced.   Submit News Contact us with… Read more »


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Prisoner wanted after absconding from HMP Kirkham

March 8th, 2017 in News

Darren Price, 41, from Kirkby We are appealing for help to find a prisoner who has absconded from HMP Kirkham. Darren Price, 41, from Kirkby, went missing from the prison yesterday morning (Tuesday, March 7) where he is serving a 56 month sentence after he was convicted of conspiracy to steal in May 2015. He is… Read more »


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Santander Southport to host National Initiative Day called Take Five – to stop fraud!

March 8th, 2017 in News

Photo: Santander, Chapel street, southport Santander Southport to host National Initiative Day called Take Five – to stop fraud! On Thursday 16th March 2017 Santander on Chapel Street, Southport are hosting a National Initiative Day called Take Five – to stop fraud. The aim of the day is to educate our customers on how to protect… Read more »


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Jason Bryne ‘The man with three brains’ comes to Southport

March 8th, 2017 in News

Jason Bryne ‘The man with three brains’ comes to Southport ‘The Man With Three Brains’ is a brand new show from the highly acclaimed and extremely funny comedian, Jason Byrne. Following his hugely successful 2016 tour, ‘Propped Up’, the hilarious Jason Byrne will be returning to the stage from October this year for 34 dates… Read more »


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Liberal Democrats Slam Labours Budget as ‘Smoke & Mirrors’

March 8th, 2017 in News

Liberal Democrats Slam Labours Budget as ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ Liberal Democrats across Southport and Sefton have spoken out against the Sefton budget that was passed in Bootle Town Hall last week. The budget, which includes provisions to cut the entire tourism subsidy, was approved by Councillors from the Labour Party, Conservative Party, and Independent members. Liberal… Read more »


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Formby coastline could be given to National Trust by Sefton Council

March 8th, 2017 in News

Discussions have taken place between Sefton Council and the National Trust over the potential land transfer of land in Formby. Sefton Council has just published a formal notice considering the disposal of land to the northern and southern side of Lifeboat Road (Formby Point). In light of this, positive conversations have taken place regarding the… Read more »


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Appeal for information Hyundai car – Shaun Walmsley escape

March 8th, 2017 in News

Appeal for information Hyundai car – Shaun Walmsley escape Detectives investigating the escape of convicted murderer Shaun Walmsley, are continuing to appeal for the public’s assistance and have released a picture of a Hyundai i10 car, which may provide vital clues as to his whereabouts. Prisoner, Shaun Walmsley, escaped in the grounds of Aintree Hospital… Read more »


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Last chance to purchase Open Championship tickets at early season prices

March 8th, 2017 in News, Sports

With less than 150 days to go until The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale (16-23 July, 2017), the Championship is proving to be the one that fans just don’t want to miss with tickets in high demand. Thousands of fans have already secured their place at the historic links at Royal Birkdale, and this is… Read more »


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Take expert help to quit on No Smoking Day

March 8th, 2017 in News

With No Smoking Day presently underway today (Wednesday 8 March), people who smoke, vape or chew in Lancashire are being reminded that they can access specialised support sessions run by the Quit Squad for help to quit. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Quit Squad is urging people wanting to stop smoking to benefit from expert… Read more »


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Mayor’s Charity Event – Saturday 1st April

March 8th, 2017 in News

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Mayor of Sefton’s charity event.  This year’s dinner will take place at The Floral Hall, Southport Theatre and Convention Centre on Saturday April 1 with all the money raised on the night going to the Mayor of Sefton’s Charity Fund. This is later annually dispersed throughout the… Read more »


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WATCH: Car ends up on its side after crash in Churchtown

March 7th, 2017 in News

WATCH: Car ends up on its side after crash in Chucrhtown Police closed Manor road, Chuchtown, in both directions following an accident earlier this evening. The road was blocked between the box tree cafe and Botanic road as a result of the accident which happened at around 6:45pm this evening, Tuesday 7 March 2017. Two… Read more »


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CCTV image released after thefts on trains – Lancaster and Preston

March 7th, 2017 in News

Do you recognise this man? We would like to speak to him in connection with two thefts on board train services. Both offences happened on 21 February this year; the first was between around 12pm and 12.20pm, the second between approximately 2.25pm and 3pm. The victim, a 49-year-old man, was travelling on a London-bound service… Read more »


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Stanley High writer joins World Book Day celebrations

March 7th, 2017 in News

A well-known children’s author who has recently been appointed writer in residence at Stanley High School in Southport was the VIP guest at its World Book Day celebrations this week.   The school welcomed Wirral-based Jon Mayhew, the multi-award-winning author of numerous popular children’s books, who led a series of writing-related activities for Stanley students and… Read more »


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Guns or Roses live at the Fox and Goose – Saturday 11th March

March 7th, 2017 in News, Whats On

Guns or Roses live at the Fox and Goose – Saturday 11th March This Saturday night (11 March 2017) live at the Fox and Goose, cable street, Southport the amazing Guns or Roses will be live on stage covering all those classics and much more, entry is only £5 and you can pay on the… Read more »


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Neighbourhood Watch warn of unsecured homes

March 7th, 2017 in News

A Crime Alert has been issued by Sefton Neighbourhood watch warning residents to be on their guard after a number of burglaries in Sefton In the past two weeks a high number of burglaries or attempted burglaries have taken place across the borough In 4 of the incidents the properties had been left insecure. Securing… Read more »


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Signage goes up as Birkdale preps for the Open

March 7th, 2017 in News

Signage and paraphernalia are already being erected at Riyal Birkdale ahead of the Open championships in July. The local and regional economy is expected to receive a multi-million pounds boost when the international golfing championship arrives at Royal Birkdale in July, 2017. More than 200,000 people are expected at the global sporting event at one… Read more »


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Pet lovers urged to pick pets for love, not likes!

March 7th, 2017 in News

The UK is well documented as a nation of animal lovers, so it should come as no surprise that we have just as avid an interest in our furry friends on social media as we do in the real world. However, national pet charity Blue Cross is appealing for Britons to “put love above likes”… Read more »


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Southport MP Pugh and Solloway Waste No Time at Tideway

March 7th, 2017 in News

Photo: Amanda Solloway Pugh and Solloway Waste No Time at Tideway On Wednesday 1 March Dr John Pugh, Member of Parliament for Southport, and Amanda Solloway, Member of Parliament for Derby North, travelled underground into the Fleet Sewer, near Blackfriars Bridge, to explore at first hand Sir Joseph Bazalgette’s* famous London sewer system. This visit… Read more »


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Meols Ward Councillors Advice Centre

March 7th, 2017 in News

Meols Ward Councillors Advice Centre Meols Ward Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton will be holding their next Advice Centre on Saturday 13th March. They will be available from 11am-12noon at Crossens School, Rufford Road, to assist residents with any local issues, problems or complaints. Alternatively, the Lib Dem councillors can be contacted… Read more »


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Southport team take on Monte Carlo rally challenge!

March 6th, 2017 in News

Southport team take on Monte Carlo rally challenge! Ryan Corteen is leading a Southport team driving through Europe for an event called the Monte Carlo or Bust Rally, which is when around 75 vehicles, each purchased for £500 or less, travel from the UK to Monte Carlo via Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy…. Read more »


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Southport: how safe is it today?

March 6th, 2017 in News

Graffiti is again a problem at Southport’s Marine Lake. Additional damage to older lakeside buildings and more low-grade graffiti has also been exposed following clearance work around the lake. OTS News has also revealed today that the latest Marine Lake disturbance is being treated as attempted murder. VIDEO: Southport Man charged with attempted murder following… Read more »


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Tasters needed to choose Burscough Gin on 30th March

March 6th, 2017 in News

Burscough Gin is coming on 30th March. Jack&Gin is teaming up with Birkdale Craft Distillery to provide the locals of Buscough with their very own premium gin. Following the highly successful event that launched Birkdale Gin, 40 lucky drinkers will get the chance to blind taste 5 different blends and vote on them for qualities… Read more »


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VIDEO: Southport Man charged with attempted murder following Marine Way bridge attack

March 6th, 2017 in News

VIDEO: Southport Man charged with attempted murder following Marine Way bridge attack Merseyside Police has charged a man with attempted murder following an incident in Southport on Saturday, 4 March, in which a 19-year-old woman suffered a facial injury. 22-year-old Ryan Quigley from Kensington Road in Southport was charged with attempted murder following the incident,… Read more »


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Southport pro dart player cleared of sending a communication of an offensive nature

March 6th, 2017 in News

Southport pro dart player cleared of sending a communication of an offensive nature A Southport man who wrote “Awesome” under a vile Facebook post mocking the victims of the holocaust has been cleared of sending a communication of an offensive nature. Former professional darts player Lee Hayes, 42, of Brooke Close, appeared for trial at… Read more »


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Southport Independents campaign – Get involved!

March 6th, 2017 in News

Photo by Matt Rycraft Southport Independents campaign – Get involved! Here’s an interesting fact for you: did you know that recent market research discovered there are more independent restaurants and bars in Southport town centre per square metre then London?  The Southport Independents campaign, launching this week, promises to celebrate this wealth of unique, brilliant and… Read more »


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The Sir John Falstaff to host 80s and 90s Night to raise funds for HD

March 6th, 2017 in News, Whats On

The Sir John Falstaff is playing host to a charity 80s and 90s Night to raise funds for HD.  Event organiser, Adam Brown said: “We raising funds for the Phils Kids Charity which helps those who have this illness, my best friend is one of them so this charity means an absolute lot to me.”  “We… Read more »


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Hospital trust team up with Southport Kidney Fund to host World Kidney Day 2017

March 6th, 2017 in News

Hospital trust team up with Southport Kidney Fund to host World Kidney Day 2017  Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is celebrating World Kidney Day by hosting an information and awareness stand at Southport hospital on Thursday, 9 March 2017 from 10am to 4pm.  The stand is being hosted by Dr Raza and Dr Wong… Read more »


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Preece hits out at Tourism Budget cuts

March 6th, 2017 in News

Labour at Budget Council Refuse To Produce Post Open Royal Birkdale Southport Economic Impact Post Event As They Cut Town’s Tourism Budget Cllr Preece asked in full Budget Council  on Thursday night  for a financial impact report on Southport post our July Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, Southport. Labour Cabinet Member Cllr Atkinson retorted briefly… Read more »


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Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood leads an impressive European showing in Mexico

March 6th, 2017 in News, Sports

Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood leads an impressive European showing in Mexico The Ryder Cup may be more than 18 months away, but Thomas Bjorn would surely have been delighted with a superb European challenge at the WGC-Mexico Championship. World No 1 Dustin Johnson held his nerve down the stretch to clinch a one-shot victory, but the… Read more »


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Miss England competition launch a new award to their regional heats

March 6th, 2017 in News

Photo: Miss England 2016 The Miss England competition have launched a new award to their regional heats and final for 2017. The Miss England Inspiration Award is a new award being introduced across England by the national director Angie Beasley. The contestants in the Miss England regional heats & final are being invited to nominate… Read more »


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Our Lady Of Lourdes Wembley Dream Lives On

March 6th, 2017 in News, Sports

Our Lady Of Lourdes Wembley Dream Lives On Thank you to our volunteers who helped put on Southport Football Club’s National League Primary School tournament at the Merseyrail Community Stadium. Organised by the National League Community Trust Programme and funded by the Premier League and Professional Players Association, the dream of Wembley was in the… Read more »


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Formby United Reformed Church Coffee Morning

March 6th, 2017 in News

Formby United Reformed Church Coffee Morning “Fairtrade Fortnight was celebrated at the regular Wednesday Coffee Morning held at Formby United Reformed Church, Church Road, on the 1st March 2017.  Fairtrade Tea, Coffee, Bananas and samples of chocolate were all provided by the Local Formby Co-op and were enjoyed by all.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or… Read more »


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Southport locals go bananas for monkey themed bingo evening

March 6th, 2017 in News

Southport locals go bananas for monkey themed bingo evening Bingo players from across Southport are going bananas in anticipation for Mecca’s latest themed evening filled with monkeys, madness and money. As a certain ape bursts onto UK cinema screens this Friday, Mecca Southport will be holding their own Monkey Night event. During the evening, every… Read more »


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