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Successful coffee morning raises over £500 for PSP

September 2nd, 2015 in Featured News

Photo: Dorothy Lloyd “In memory of her late husband Roy Lloyd, Dorothy held a coffee and cake event at her home on the morning of the 2nd September. The aim of the event was to raise money for the PSPA Charity. As PSP (Progressive supranuclear palsy) is quite a new syndrome; Dorothy, her family and a small… Read more »


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The 2015 Southport Flower Show is underway – Day 1 photographs

August 20th, 2015 in News

Photo: Flower Show – Day 1 The 2015 Southport Flower Show is underway and what an opening day it was.  This year Loose Women’s Sherrie Hewson opened the show, and stars like Jean-Christophe Novelli, and Shrek were also in attendance (below). The weather remained nice for the thousands who attended and there was plenty to… Read more »


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Lack of parking for those who work the hotels/pubs/clubs in Southport?

August 20th, 2015 in News

Letter to the editor I’ve been parking on kingsway now for free since it was demolished, mostly due to the fact it would cost me about two hours pay to park in Southport town. There’s no way of using public transport as most of us start too early (before 6am) and even when we finish… Read more »


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WHATS ON THIS WEEKEND AT THE FOX AND GOOSE SOUND LOUNGE THIS WEEKEND

August 20th, 2015 in News, Whats On

Photo: April Moon FRIDAY 21ST AUGUST  KOKOPELLI – live band    Kokopelli are a four piece celebration/events band from the North West, a professional/experienced band covering a wide genre of music. www.facebook.com/kokopelliliverpool SATURDAY 22ND AUGUST ROADHOG    – classic rock band Hot rockin’ four piece classic rock covers band. Proper, live, bone crunching music and… Read more »


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Public Invitation to the annual general meeting at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital

August 20th, 2015 in News, Whats On

Members of the public are invited to the annual general meeting of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust on Wednesday 16th September at 6pm. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of Board members, including acting Chief Executive Ann Marr and the Chair, Sue Musson. The meeting will be held in the lecture theatre… Read more »


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Broom’s Cross Road now open to traffic

August 20th, 2015 in News

The newly completed A5758 Broom’s Cross Road is now open to traffic, as of Wednesday 19 August. The 2.8 mile (4.5km) single carriageway road which links Thornton to Switch Island is expected to reduce peak hour journey times by as much as seven minutes. The new road will relieve congestion in the Netherton and Thornton areas as… Read more »


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M56 junction closure for new A556 works

August 20th, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

Drivers are being advised junction 8 of the M56 near Bowdon in Cheshire will close for around 4 weeks from next month as part of construction work on Highways England’s new £192 million A556 link road between the M56 and M6.   The junction, which provides access only to the westbound M56 from the southbound… Read more »


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Dog found Loxely Road area Southport

August 20th, 2015 in News, Notices

Photo: Lost puppy, Southport This little dog was found on Loxley Road, Southport this morning, Thursday 20 August 2015. The puppy looked very scared and was shaking. Helen Wright is the lady that found him and she will be taking him to r.s.p.c.a this morning.   Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected]Read more »


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Poor Parking by Pensioner in Parklands Southport

August 19th, 2015 in News

Photo: 8ft high wall demolished A motorist had a lucky escape when she over shot the pavement and knocked down an 8ft high wall, Wednesday 19 August 2015. The lady driver got her foot stuck between foot stuck on the accelerator when parking at her Southport home. Fortunately no one was seriously injured. A local resident said:… Read more »


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Car seized by police Cable Street Southport (No Insurance)

August 19th, 2015 in News

Photo: BMW seized by police, Cable Street Southport A BMW was seized by police on Cable Street, Southport, this afternoon (Wednesday 19 August) for having no valid insurance. The vehicle was taken to a secure compound until the owner produces a valid insurance and pays compound fees.   Submit News Contact us with your community, business or… Read more »


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A 70-year-old man has died following a collision in Rufford

August 19th, 2015 in News

Man, 70, dies following collision in Rufford The incident happened at around 12pm on Tuesday 18 August when the man was driving a John Deere tractor west along Tootle Road in the direction of Curlew Lane. The tractor was involved in a collision with an oncoming Ford KA  before it tipped over and came to… Read more »


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Dominic Matteo made bankrupt after racking up more than £1 MILLION of gambling losses

August 19th, 2015 in News

BY NORMAN SILVESTER (Daily Record) FORMER Scotland defender Dominic Matteo has gone bust after racking up more than £1million of gambling losses. An order against the ex-Liverpool and Leeds United star to make him personally bankrupt was obtained by the government-run Insolvency Service at Halifax County Court in West Yorkshire. The bankruptcy move follows admissions by Matteo that he… Read more »


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£1.5M for Raheem Sterling’s Selworthy Southport home

August 19th, 2015 in News

Photo: Selworthy, Birkdale, £1.5M Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has put his Southport home up for sale – complete with a tacky indoor swimming pool, Michael Jackson themed room and cast iron sheets inside of the fence. Set behind high gates and kitted out with security cameras, Sterling’shome is on the market for l £1.5m. The four-bed… Read more »


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Police closing the net on organised motorbike thefts in the Southport area

August 19th, 2015 in News

Police yesterday made a big step in combating the number of motorbikes stolen from the area. Police yesterday seized a Peugeot van from Heathfield Road, Southport, Tuesday 18 August 2015. It is now understood that the van contained two motorbikes, one being a specialised off-road grass track bike, which is black and green, was taken from… Read more »


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Sandgrounder ‘Ale Trail’ Day

August 19th, 2015 in News, Pub & Clubs

Photo: The Sandgrounder ‘ale trail’ day The popular Sandgrounder ‘Ale trial’ took place on Wednesday 12th August. General Manager, John Fahey said: “It was great day and very popular, you can keep up to date with with all future events here” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news… Read more »


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Southport score their first goal of the season but can not avoid another defeat

August 19th, 2015 in News, Sports

Result: Southport 1-2 Gateshead Gateshead continued their excellent start to the season as Josh Gillies’ penalty secured victory at Southport. Ryan Bowman scored his fifth goal in four games for the visitors when he headed home from a free-kick. After Bowman hit the crossbar, Louis Almond’s long range strike levelled the game for the Sandgrounders…. Read more »


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Southport Cigarette Smuggler Told To Repay Over £21,000

August 19th, 2015 in News

Connolly booked 131 smuggling trips for himself and others using discounted employee travel privileges An Easyjet flight attendant who led a cigarette smuggling gang has been handed a confiscation order for almost £350,000. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) found Easyjet worker Dennis Connolly, 44, of Southport, had organised over 130 smuggling trips for himself and five others,… Read more »


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Warning fake Silver jewellery sold at Southport Indoor Market

August 18th, 2015 in News

The good people of Southport have been spending their hard-earned money on what they thought was silver jewellery. Well today (Tuesday 18 August 2015) a customer who had suspicion on the quality his purchase decided to take it to a local jeweler to be tested for purity. below is the result. The customer returned and… Read more »


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