It’s Official – It’s Coming – Botanic Road Bar & Eatery

August 10th, 2016 in News

It’s Official – It’s Coming – Botanic Road Bar & Eatery  Owners James Birchall and Claire Doran are delighted to announce that Botanic Road Bar & Eatery will be opening later this year. Plans have been passed, lease signed and work has already started. James and Claire spoke exclusively to OTSNews.co.uk this week, they said: “We… Read more »


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Southport Magic Circle host free event

August 10th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Southport magic circle are putting on a fun day at The Sands pub in Ainsdale.  Location: The Sands pub in Ainsdale, Shore Rd, Southport PR8 2QD Date: Saturday 20th August 2016 Time: Between 11am and 3 pm – All free walkabout magicians A magic show for family’s of all ages Raffle at a small charge… Read more »


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Sign the petition – Keep Southport Killer Mitchell Quy behind bars

August 10th, 2016 in News

Sign the petition – Keep Southport Killer Mitchell Quy behind bars The family got hit with devastating news last week being told Quy was up for parole after having a meeting with a parole officer we got told one of three things will happen 1.he will get moved into a category B prison 2. He… Read more »


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Result: Southport 0-3 Gateshead

August 10th, 2016 in News

Result: Southport 0-3 Gateshead Johnson (45′minutes),  York (87′minutes),  Brundle (90’+3minutes) Southport suffered another 3-0 defeat in the second National League game this season, at Haig Avenue. The Tynesiders followed up Saturday’s 3-0 win over Chester to leave Southport, who were beaten 3-0 by Dagenham & Redbridge at the weekend, still looking for their first point and goal of… Read more »


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Scandal of FOURTH Inquiry into Southport Hospital managers

August 10th, 2016 in News

Scandal of FOURTH Inquiry into Southport Hospital managers A senior local councillor has hit out at national NHS bosses for allowing Southport hospital to limp on while suffering a FOURTH set of Inquiries into three senior staff members. It has been announced today by the Southport & Formby NHS Trust that one of the four… Read more »


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RTC Water Lane Southport

August 10th, 2016 in News

Photo: Council clear up the debris from the road RTC Water Lane Southport Emergency services were called to water Lane, Banks, this morning following reports of an RTC, Wednesday 10 August 2016. A local resident told our reporter “a man had lost control and hit a lamppost, no other cars were involved”   Submit News Contact… Read more »


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Strong winds bring tree down on Beresford Drive

August 10th, 2016 in News

Strong winds bring tree down on Beresford Drive  Strong winds over the last two days have brought down a tree on Beresford Drive, Churchtown, Southport, Tuesday 10 Aug 2016 A Beresford Drive resident said: “I have expressed my concerns about this tree to Sefton Council over the past two years – but nothing was done!”… Read more »


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BBC Descend Upon John Nolan ‘The Antiques Man’ Southport shop

August 9th, 2016 in News

BBC Descend Upon John Nolan ‘The Antiques Man’ Southport shop  John Nolan The Antiques Man again has attracted the TV Crews of the BBC to our great town. This is the 14 time his antique and china shop has featured on national TV. This time it is Paul Hayes from Cash in the Attic fame… Read more »


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Fresh CCTV appeal after Birkdale Burglary

August 9th, 2016 in News

Fresh CCTV appeal after Birkdale Burglary Detectives in Sefton have realised CCTV of a man they want to trace in connection with a burglary in Birkdale where a motorbike was stolen. Up to four offenders, including one woman, are believed to have been involved in the break in at the house in Liverpool Road on… Read more »


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Join Marty Macdonald On the Farm at Southport’s The Atkinson

August 9th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Join Marty Macdonald On the Farm at Southport’s The Atkinson The Atkinson Summer programme of family fun continues with Marty Macdonald’s Toy Machine featuring the voices of CBeebies’ Justin Fletcher and Nicole Davis as Pongo the Pig and Molly-Moo the Cow. From the team who brought you the sell-out Marty MacDonald’s Farm, Honalee Media Ltd are back… Read more »


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Award winning comedian at Southport Comedy Club!

August 9th, 2016 in News

Nick Doody is one of brightest talents on the comedy circuit. Sharp and topical – he’s not afraid to say what he thinks; his brand of political comedy and satire has won him fans all over the country…in fact all over Twitter as well, where he’s polled as one of the major names in British… Read more »


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Call for prosecution of criminal Gypsies/Travellers

August 9th, 2016 in News

Call for prosecution of criminal Gypsies/Travellers  A West Birkdale councillor is calling for the prosecution of ‘travellers’ who have occupied three sites in Birkdale, two of which have been only entered after cutting through padlocks and chains with bolt cutter. Local Lib Dem deputy leader Councillor Tony Dawson says: “Birkdale residents have been disappointed by… Read more »


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Southport Care Agency slammed by Commission

August 9th, 2016 in News

Photo: Staff posted derogatory pictures of infirm patients to Facebook Southport Care Agency slammed by Commission A Birkdale-based care agency has been rated as ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission. ‘Southport Home Care‘ of Eastbourne Road, has been seriously-criticised across the five areas of consideration by the Commission. It’s leadership and safety were both deemed… Read more »


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Southport cycle path overgrown – Take care!

August 9th, 2016 in News

Photo: Cycle path – Town Lane Southport cycle path overgrown – Take care A cycle path approaching Southport Hospital has been overgrown since May this year. Residents have been complaining about this issue for months, but still nothing has been done. A Kew resident told OTSNews.co.uk “This is a total mess, why do we bother… Read more »


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Discover The Discovery Centre!

August 9th, 2016 in News

Come and enjoy summer on the Sefton coast – the Ainsdale Discovery Centre is now open to the public every Thursday from 11am-3pm during the school holidays. There are activities for youngsters, and helpful experts on hand if you have a query about the wildlife or history of this spectacular coastline. The Discovery Centre is… Read more »


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Vandals uproot sapling Lord Street Southport

August 9th, 2016 in News

Vandals uproot sapling Lord Street Southport Vandals have uprooted a recently planted sapling outside the Mecca Bingo on Lord Street, Southport. A local said: “This was done over the weekend, I have reported it Sefton Council – but still nothing has been done!.” Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 101 or… Read more »


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The moment the man trying to swim to Blackpool was rescued

August 9th, 2016 in News

Photo gallery: Two officers got out of the helicopter and detained the man The National Police Air Service helicopter in an unusual situation landed on the tide line on Southport beach on Saturday evening to assist the Southport Rescue crew in trying to stop a vulnerable man swimming to Blackpool. Two officers got out of the… Read more »


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Formby Bypass reopens after overnight flood

August 9th, 2016 in News

Photo: Police close Formby Bypass following flood (Tuesday 9 Aug – 12:15 am) Formby Bypass reopens after overnight flood Our reporter at the scene said: “Flood water on the Formby Bypass covers the road and cycle/footpath after a water burst main.” The A565 Northbound between the Tesco traffic lights and BP garage.   Submit News Contact us… Read more »


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Gypsies now occupy 3 Southport locations

August 8th, 2016 in News

Photo: Gypsies cut the former deaf school gates and set up camp / Credit – Cameron Gypsies now occupy 3 Southport locations  Gypsies/Travellers have set up another site, this time on the former Birkdale Deaf School  Monday 8 August 2016 A local resident said: “Caravans have descended on the former derelict deaf school. Police have already been circulating… Read more »


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Confused about Life Insurance, Critical Illness and other income protection policies?

August 8th, 2016 in News

Paul Gilchrist from County Financial Services talks OTS through the options that you should consider…. Last month, OTSNews.co.uk spoke to Paul Gilchrist of County Financial Services (Hoghton Street) to get his take on the health of the current mortgage market. Protection policies such as life insurance, critical illness cover, unemployment cover and sickness protection often… Read more »


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Man collapses on Chapel Street

August 8th, 2016 in News

This afternoon at around 3:15 a man collapsed outside River Island on Chapel Street. Paramedics have been called to the scene but it is not yet know what the man collapsed from or if he sustained any injurys. Paramedics still no arrived. Updates to follow Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news…. Read more »


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CCTV following Southport burglary

August 8th, 2016 in News

CCTV following Southport burglary Detectives have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to following a burglary at a house in Southport. At around 2.50pm on Thursday, 28 July 2016 two unknown offenders forced entry to a rear door at a property on Primrose Close. They took jewellery including two yellow metal men’s… Read more »


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London Street cordoned off due to Metal Steeple Hanging off Building

August 8th, 2016 in News

The corner of London Street and Wright Street has been closed of due to a steeple hanging off a roof. The steeple fell off the roof of the ‘Spoilt for Choice’ Sandwich bar. Sefton council officials are currently on scene trying to figure out a solution. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or… Read more »


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Images issued after iPhone thefts at Liverpool Central

August 8th, 2016 in News

Do you recognise the men in the images? British Transport Police (BTP) officers want to speak to them about the theft of mobile phones from the O2 store at Liverpool Central on Monday, 18 July, at 10.45am. DC Dominic Wilcox said: “A man entered the store and began shouting at the manager, distracting him, while… Read more »


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Labour Party fights to stop its members from having a vote

August 8th, 2016 in News

The Labour Party nationally is desperately trying to stop Southport Labour members having a vote in their leadership contest. It has been announced today that Mr Justice Hickinbottom in the High Court has just ruled that all Labour members who joined the party prior to the election process starting are allowed a vote. This is… Read more »


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