Lloyds Bank to close Churchtown branch – 23 May

January 30th, 2017 in News

Churchtown is set to lose another bank in May. Lloyds Bank has revealed plans to close down 200 of its high street branches, including its one in Churchtown village. The banking group had announced in September that it would close the branches, but initially refused to reveal which ones would be affected. The Cambridge road… Read more »


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Southport Access For Everyone Meeting

January 30th, 2017 in News

Anyone reading this who either has a disability or looks after a person who does will no doubt have at sometime experienced difficulty in accessing a public place or service. Chances are that this will have happened on more than one occasion. We all know the sort of problems that I am talking about and… Read more »


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4 out of 5 resurfacing in Sefton has failed – that’s official

January 30th, 2017 in News

Bootle’s John Fairclough, the Labour councillor responsible for highways across Sefton Borough, has admitted that 80% of last year’s road resurfacing surface dressing programme had failed to a greater or lesser extent.  A shocking 36% failed totally. At last Thursday’s Council meeting at Bootle Town Hall, Ainsdale Lib Dem councillor Haydn Preece asked a formal… Read more »


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URGENT: Appeal to trace missing boy

January 29th, 2017 in News

POLICE have launched an urgent appeal to trace a boy missing after a fire. Emergency services are currently at the scene of a fire at a barn at Fairhurst Hall, Parbold. And a 14 year old boy, Louis Simpson, is currently unaccounted for. Police are urging anyone with information on Louis’ whereabouts to contact them… Read more »


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Real life Rockys’ hailed by their pupils as selfless teachers

January 29th, 2017 in News, Sports

Photo: Southport Elite ABC Boxing Club Two real life Rockys’ have been hailed by their pupils as selfless teachers. Southport Elite ABC Boxing coaches John and Paul have been hailed as ‘great role models’ for taking the time to teach the club’s volunteers the art of boxing – leaving the would be students feeling empowered, safer… Read more »


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MATCH REPORT | Bromley 3-1 Southport

January 29th, 2017 in News, Sports

Bromley came from behind to crush Southport and bounce back from two straight defeats in the National League. Jake Wright broke the deadlock for the visitors after a quiet opening period, making the most of a defensive mix up to give Southport the lead after 22 minutes. That only spurred the hosts into action, with… Read more »


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MATCH REPORT | Burscough 1-3 Bamber Bridge

January 29th, 2017 in News, Sports

Burscough 1-3 Bamber Bridge Burscough Football Club missed yet another chance to close the gap on Goole AFC as they attempt to salvage a miserable season. The Linnets were still missing inspirational captain Anthony Shinks through injury but welcomed a new signing in Adam Gilchrist. The former Aston Athletic striker signed late on Friday evening… Read more »


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HM Coastguard Southport paged to investigate person stuck in the tide

January 28th, 2017 in News

HM Coastguard Southport were paged (11:15am) to investigate reports of a person in the tide at Southport beach, Saturday 28 January 2017 A major search operation was launched including Merseyside Police, Fire, HART team, Southport Lifeboat and Quad bikes. HM Coastguard Southport deployed 2 teams to search the beach and Southport Lifeboat and Quads to… Read more »


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Oh Dairy Me!

January 28th, 2017 in News

Staff at Bates have proved the old adage that there’s no use crying over spilt milk by making light of a lorry blunder yesterday. OTS reported yesterday how a Bates Milk Van had ‘semi-skinned’ into a bridge on Cobden Street after the driver ignored low level warnings. But as nobody was hurt and the van… Read more »


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Sports £5m Formby sports facility has been knocked out of the Local Plan

January 28th, 2017 in News

The land that is south of Altcar Road in Formby, owned by Hugh McAuley, which was hoped to be turned into a spectacular £5m sports facility for Formby, has now been knocked out of the Local Plan by the Inspector. The sports facility is there solely for the benefit of the community so it is very… Read more »


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MATCH PREVIEW | Bromley v Southport

January 28th, 2017 in News, Sports

After last weekend’s damaging defeat to North Ferriby United, Southport will be aiming to get back on track when they visit Bromley on Saturday. The last two weeks have seen little for supporters to be positive about, but three points at Hayes Lane would go some way to rebuilding confidence. The Sandgrounders may be given… Read more »


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Planned road works in the North West – Monday 30 January to Sunday 5 February 2017

January 28th, 2017 in News

Photo: The new A556 link road between the M56 and the M6. Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 30 January to Sunday 5 February 2017 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 27 January and could be subject to… Read more »


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Free Parking Tulketh Street Southport

January 28th, 2017 in News

Photo: Free Parking, Tulketh Street Sefton traffic enforcemt team today confirmed that they do not have the power to issue a ticket on any vehicle parked on Tulketh Street’s  pedestrianised area. A passing traffic warden also said: “This car parks here all the time, we are not allowed to issue a ticket  because it’s in… Read more »


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Southport Railway Club Raise £1089.89 For Parkinsons UK

January 27th, 2017 in News

Photo: Southport’s Railway Club present a cheque to Parkinsons UK Sarah Green from Parkinsons Uk came down to Southport Railway Club on Friday 13th January to collect a cheque for £800 and collection buckets. A grand total was £1089.89 was raised by Bikes & Trikes Rc at there recent rock night at the railway club supported… Read more »


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Southport Family Fundraise in Memory of a loved one

January 27th, 2017 in News

Southport Family Fundraise in Memory of a loved one. The Harbottle family from Southport are aiming to promote the awareness of Suicide Prevention Charity, Papyrus. In January 2015, the Harbottle family sadly lost a cherished member of their family, Jonathon Harbottle age 24. Jon was studying Games Design at Uclan University at the time of the… Read more »


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Dairy delivery driver left with egg and milk on his face

January 27th, 2017 in News

Photo: Cobden Road/Peel Street bridge this afternoon A milk van driver risked ripping off his golden top after he crashed his van under a low bridge in Southport today, Friday 27 January 2017. The incident happened on Cobden Road/Peel Street this afternoon – leaving the dairy delivery driver, who has not been identified, with egg –… Read more »


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The County Group’s coffee morning in aid of Queenscourt Hospice

January 27th, 2017 in News

The County Group’s coffee morning and fundraising event in aid of Queenscourt Hospice. One of the Top 25 UK Brokers has recently moved to a new office in Southport to expand their Commercial arm of the business in a bid to be closer than ever to their customers and held a coffee morning to celebrate… Read more »


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R.I.P May Redmond

January 27th, 2017 in News

May Redmond  January 16, 2017 Peacefully in hospital, aged 65 years. Dearly beloved Wife of Paul Much loved Mum of Katie, Michael and Daniel. Loving Nana to her seven Grandchildren. Dear Sister of Wendy, Peter  and Patricia. May will be sadly missed her friends and all that knew her. Funeral will take place at Lord… Read more »


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Update: Coke-fuelled police chase CASE adjourned until April

January 27th, 2017 in News

Photo: Robert Case finally stopped along London Street, October 23 2016. Update: Coke-fuelled police chase case adjourned until April Cocaine-fuelled Robert Case pleads not guilty to attempting to abduct a 15-year-old girl prior to a police chase from Litherland to Southport. Mr Case pleaded not guilty to attempted abduction at Liverpool Crown Court (Thursday 26 January 2017)… Read more »


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Recycled husbands going coast to coast for Alzheimers UK

January 26th, 2017 in News

Recycled Husbands Coast to Coast Alzheimers ride. An ambulance technician and her husband from Southport are asking for the publics help in their huge challenge to raise funds for alzheimer’s uk. Mandy Owen’s husband Lee will be cycling 158 miles from whitby to southport later this year to raise funds for the charity which helps… Read more »


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Dogs for Good talk – Southport

January 26th, 2017 in News

Dogs for Good talk – Southport Come, meet lovely Dixie, and find out all about this very special dog.  The Oddfellows are hosting a talk from Dogs for Good (the new name for Dogs for the Disabled) at Lord Street West Community Hall, Duke Street, Southport on Friday 3rd February at 1.30pm. Dogs for Good… Read more »


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Ongoing abuse is beyond a YOLK for Hampton road homeowners

January 26th, 2017 in News

Angry Hampton road residents say they are being plagued by anti social and havoc causing children from a nearby youth home. Police have been called on a number of occasions after rocks were thrown, families abused and windows smashed on the roads surrounding this area. One concerned resident said: “Last night (Wednesday 25th January) at… Read more »


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Burglary alert warning for Southport town centre

January 26th, 2017 in News

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Sandbrook Way planters scheme moving ahead

January 26th, 2017 in News

Above: Local improvements campaigner Cath Regan (left) with Cllr Lynne Thompson, discussing positions for the new planters. People Power paying off!  Following long-standing pressure for improvements from residents and Cllr Haydn Preece in 2014 the Sandbrook Way improvements commenced. Today, residents met with Cllr Lynne Thompson and Council officers to suggest a suitable position for… Read more »


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The most dangerous spider in Britain found in a Formby home

January 26th, 2017 in News

A false Widow Spider was found in a Formby home on Tuesday 24th January.  The spider didn’t look like anything the family had seen before.  The brother and sister who found it said: “We were cleaning out the games room and moved the settee  when we noticed It. It was actually swinging from a strand of… Read more »


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Formby Library Talk – The Lettuce Line

January 26th, 2017 in News, Whats On

Formby Library Talk – The Lettuce Line Formby Library’s monthly talks are moving to the second Tuesday of the month with the next event, The Lettuce Line, taking place on Tuesday, February 14. Local historian, author and railway enthusiast, Keith Hick, will be giving the talk detailing the story of The West Lancashire, Southport & Preston Junction… Read more »


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WATCH: Renacres Lane closed following a crash involving a tractor

January 25th, 2017 in News

Photo: Renacres Lane closed WATCH: Renacres Lane closed following a crash involving a tractor  Emergency services were called to Renacres Lane following a collision between a tractor and an Audi near to Renacres hospital, Wednesday 25 January 2016. The road was closed from 2.30pm whilst emergency services made the scene safe and removed the vehicles… Read more »


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Southport restaurant launches new organic vegetarian and vegan wine list

January 25th, 2017 in News, Restaurants

Trattoria 51 has introduced a diverse range of organic vegetarian and vegan wines. The popular Italian restaurant, which is renowned for its extensive wine list, has extended its offerings to cater for guests who lead an ‘organic green lifestyle’. Contrary to widespread belief, vegetarians and vegans are often limited to wine choices as many are… Read more »


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Public welcome at Southport NHS Trust board meeting

January 25th, 2017 in News

Public welcome at Trust board meeting Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will hold its next board meeting on Wednesday 1st February at 9am. The meeting will be held in the Clinical Education Centre at Southport and Formby District General Hospital. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the meeting. Anyone with a… Read more »


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Wrong Jovi – Appearing at the Fox and Goose

January 25th, 2017 in News

Wrong Jovi – Appearing at the Fox and Goose, Cable street, Southport – Saturday 28th January 2017 (entry fee £5, pay on the door). Are you ready for One Wild Night with the hottest tribute band on the planet? Wrong Jovi promise you exactly that. The band have been described as “the best Bon Jovi… Read more »


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Woman driver uninjured after crashing into Lord Street Victorian canopies

January 25th, 2017 in News

Woman driver uninjured after crashing into Lord Street Victorian canopies  Extensive damage has been caused on Lord Street after woman driving a Citroen C2 crashed into a road sign and bollards outside a Lords Cafe. Merseyside Police were called to Lord Street, Southport near the roundabout by Manchester Road this morning following the crash, Wednesday 25 January 2016…. Read more »


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VIDEO: How is Sefton council spending YOUR money

January 25th, 2017 in News

How your money is spent We are currently looking at making further savings of £64m between 2017 and 2020 as a direct result of Government funding cuts. In total, Sefton Council will have lost 51% of Government funding between 2010 and 2020 which is equivalent to £722 from every household in Sefton. This is at… Read more »


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28 Rubbish Friends clear 87 bags of litter from under Southport Pier

January 25th, 2017 in News

Photo: Rubbish Friends, Southport Pier, Saturday 21 January 28 Rubbish Friends clear 87 bags of litter from under Southport Pier Rubbish Friends are definitely litter heroes  after clearing a staggering 87 bags of litter from under the Pier. The team of 28 intrepid volunteers completed the mammoth task in a little under 2 hours on Saturday… Read more »


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Hesketh Golf Club to host Marine golf day

January 25th, 2017 in News, Sports

Merseyside’s premier non-league football club – Marine FC    Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Marine announces the switching of its annual golf day to Hesketh Golf Club in Southport. This is the seventeenth annual golf day to be held by Marine and is to take place on Monday 4th September 2017 at the Southport venue with enrolment… Read more »


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Southport grandfather champions cancer breakthrough

January 25th, 2017 in News

Southport grandfather champions cancer breakthrough A SOUTHPORT grandfather has played a part in a Cancer Research UK funded clinical trial which will make a huge difference to the lives of pancreatic cancer patients. Peter Breaden, a retired lab manager and grandfather of five from Churchtown , was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April 2010. Following… Read more »


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