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Playtown (Southport) Join OTS News.co.uk Business Directory

December 19th, 2014 in Featured News

Above: Owners, Louie Gaffney (left) & Tanya Gaffney (right) OTS News.co.uk welcomes ‘Playtown’ to Southport’s number 1 online news media outlet. Welcome to Southport’s Biggest and Best Kids play area. Term time only – Monday and Tuesday – with every adult meal purchased – Child eats FREE. Wednesday and Thursday – After school offer, 3.30pm… Read more »


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THE 20% VAT ON LISTED BUILDING UPKEEP SHOULD BE ABOLISHED

December 9th, 2014 in News

THE 20% VAT ON LISTED BUILDING UPKEEP SHOULD BE ABOLISHED The punitive 20% VAT rate on listed buildings repairs should be slashed by three quarters, said UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall. UKIP is the first political party to pledge abolishing the discriminatory 20% tax introduced by George Osborne in his 2012 Budget, and replacing it… Read more »


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Video: Santa is around & About this Christmas in Southport

December 9th, 2014 in News, Uncategorized

Santa Around & About With A Little Help From His Southport Hesketh Round Table Friends Each year the members of Southport Hesketh Round Table look forward to assisting Santa so he can familiarise himself with Southport (before the big night) and spread a little Christmas cheer and magic to the good people of Southport. Santa… Read more »


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VIDEO: TITAN’S CASH-IN-TRANSIT ROBBERY CAMPAIGN

December 9th, 2014 in News

A police unit set up to tackle the North-west’s most serious criminals is leading a Christmas crackdown on people who attack cash delivery vans. ‘Titan’ is working alongside each of the six police forces in the region as well as the security industry to continue to drive down the number of offences taking place in… Read more »


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Chief Inspector finds North West Ambulance Service is focused on quality

December 9th, 2014 in News

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has published his first report on the quality of care provided by North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Overall the CQC inspection found that the trust provided safe and effective services which were well-led with a clear focus on quality. North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the first ambulance… Read more »


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Churchtown Switch on the Christmas Lights Friday

December 9th, 2014 in News, Whats On

Churchtown will switch on its Christmas lights Friday 12th December. The event will commence from 5.45pm Entertainment will feature a children’s fairground and Graham Eyes’ hog roast. Children will also get to meet Father Christmas at the event. A spokesman told OTSnews “The event will highlight the campaign to protect jobs and services at Botanic… Read more »


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Cut councillor numbers to protect services

December 9th, 2014 in News

Above: Lib Dem Councillor Tony Dawson As Sefton Council’s controlling Labour group trail their planned cuts in local services, some local councillors are saying that a cut in their total number is a better and fairer way to save money. At a packed public meeting in St Cuthbert’s Church Hall, Churchtown, last Thursday, Southport Lib Dem… Read more »


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R.I.P ‘Capt John Taylor’

December 9th, 2014 in News

OTSnews is saddened to report the death of well-known Southport man ‘Capt John Taylor’ Mr John Taylor was former Human Biology teacher at Birkdale High School. His wife Mrs Taylor was an English Teacher at Birkdale High School, she passed away on the 10th November 2014. The Funeral arrangement is still to be confirmed by… Read more »


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VIDEO: A Magical Botanic Gardens Christmas Fernery Opens Wednesday

December 9th, 2014 in News, Whats On

A Wonderful Botanic Gardens Christmas Fernery opens Wednesday 10th December OTSnews was today invited inside to have a sneak preview ahead of the official opening to the public. Due to popular demand and regardless of Martin, Sue & Gary’s jobs on the line the Christmas fernery opens tomorrow. They have been working hard getting the… Read more »


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VIDEO: Police launch ‘Special’ recruitment campaign

December 9th, 2014 in News

Lancashire Police has launched a video campaign to recruit more volunteer police officers into the force. The video features four different ‘specials’, all of different ages and backgrounds and showcases what it is like to work as a special constable in Lancashire. The launch of the video coincides with the introduction of online specials recruitment,… Read more »


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easyJet announces its first Fearless Flyer course for Liverpool

December 9th, 2014 in News, Whats On

 First session announced for Liverpool following high demand More than 1,900 people nationwide have already overcome their fear of flying with the course easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has today announced that it will launch its first “Fearless Flyer” course in Liverpool next Spring. The course, which has now helped more than 1,900 people nationwide… Read more »


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£1.5million worth of bikes stolen from railway stations across the country

December 9th, 2014 in News

£1.5million worth of bikes stolen from railway stations across the country. BTP gear up for national day of action across Lancashire to tackle the crime. The theft of bikes from sheds, schools, streets and stations is a growing trend across the country. Last year 5318 bikes were stolen with an estimated value of over £1.5million… Read more »


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An Audience with Everton Legends at The Atkinson Southport this Friday

December 9th, 2014 in News, Whats On

An Audience With Everton Legends At The Atkinson Southport This Friday 12th December 2014 A night of blue remembered thrills as Everton’s most successful captain KEVIN RATCLIFFE and the man rated at his peak the world’s greatest goalkeeper NEVILLE SOUTHALL talk revealingly live on stage to broadcaster and author JOHN KEITH. Strong opinions and nostalgic… Read more »


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Radiologist lost to Southport because of visa failures

December 8th, 2014 in News

An Indian Radiologist who agreed to come to Southport Hospital was eventually not recruited because of visa problems, a meeting of Breast Cancer patients and their supporters was told. Dr John Pugh MP had called the meeting to allow patients and concerned members of the public to question Health bosses about how the Breast Cancer… Read more »


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POLICE APPEAL TO LOCATE MAN WHO FAILED TO RETURN TO HMP KENNET

December 8th, 2014 in News

POLICE APPEAL TO LOCATE MAN WHO FAILED TO RETURN TO HMP KENNET Merseyside Police can confirm officers are carrying out enquiries to locate a prisoner who has failed to return to HMP Kennet in Maghull. Barry Hardman, 40-years-old from St Helens failed to return to prison after leaving HMP Kennet at around 9.00 am on… Read more »


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“Ordinary Lies” continue at Silcocks Pier Family Restaurant in Southport

December 8th, 2014 in News

 “Ordinary Lies” continue at Silcocks Pier Family Restaurant in Southport Manchester based Red Production Company are currently shooting scenes in Silcocks Pier Family Restaurant, Southport.   Silcocks is kindly donating all location fees straight to Byng House, Southport.   The crew are filming scenes for a new drama film called “Ordinary Lies” which stars Max… Read more »


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Public welcome to Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust board meeting on Wednesday 17th December

December 8th, 2014 in News, Notices, Whats On

Public welcome at Trust board meeting Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will hold its next board meeting on Wednesday 17th December at 9am.  The meeting will be held in the Boardroom, Corporate Office, Southport and Formby District General Hospital, Town Lane, Kew, Southport, PR8 6PN. Members of the public are welcome to attend and… Read more »


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