Southport’s Charity bonfire sign slashed by vandals

September 8th, 2016 in News

Southport’s Charity bonfire sign Slashed by vandals Southport’s largest fireworks event which has previously raised charitable funds for a range of deserving causes, such as Alder Hey Children’s Charity, Southport Samaritans and Help for Heroes and many more. Last night (Wednesday 7 th Aug) vandals slashed the event advertisement and caused lots of damage to the… Read more »


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Southport’s second manager of the season revealed as Steve Burr

September 8th, 2016 in News, Sports

Southport’s second manager of the season revealed as Steve Burr OTSNews.co.uk revealed last week that Steve Burr would be appointed as the new Southport FC manager. Its now official and Steve Burr met the Port squad at training this morning, Thursday 8 August 2016. The highly experienced ex-Kidderminster Harriers and Chester City manager has stepped… Read more »


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Southport litter wardens target man with mental heath issues

September 8th, 2016 in News

Photo: Litter wardens target man with mental heath issues (Bold Street) Southport litter wardens pick on a person with mental health issues Southport litter monitors dress in black and hide round corners and target vulnerable people say’s a Southport resident. A resident told OTSNew.co.uk “The litter wardens in the main photo have just picked on someone I… Read more »


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Southport Green Party Reality Check Over Transport For Special Needs Children

September 8th, 2016 in News

Green Party Reality Check Over Transport For Special Needs Children Throughout this week, families with children who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilties (SEND), have been struggling where transport provided by local authority Sefton MBC is required, in order to get their children from home to school and back again.  One parent described the situation… Read more »


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Moped rider dies following collision in Scarisbrick

September 8th, 2016 in News

Moped rider dies following collision in Scarisbrick We are appealing for witnesses after a moped rider sadly died following a collision in Scarisbrick. At 9.45pm on Wednesday, September 7 a Piaggio Vespa was travelling along Dam Wood Lane in the direction of Burscough when it mounted the grass verge just prior to Drummersdale Lane and… Read more »


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Southport Air Show 2016

September 8th, 2016 in News

Visitors to this year’s Southport Air Show are asked to get on site early and really make the most of three days of amazing aircraft and displays. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the annual spectacle on the Southport seafront runs from September 9-11 and attracts thousands of visitors. The main Air Show takes place on Saturday… Read more »


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UPDATE: Southport man arrested following Mere Brow shooting

September 8th, 2016 in News

UPDATE: Southport man arrested following Mere Brow shooting OTSNews.co.uk can confirm that a 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting on Wednesday 7th September 2016. The man will be interviewed this morning. OTSNews.co.uk will keep you up to date as more information becomes available. Also read: The Matrix raid Lord Street flat… Read more »


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Tesco’s previous takeover in Ainsdale and latest community double standards

September 7th, 2016 in News

How Woodvale and Ainsdale Community Association (WACA) is aiding and abetting a mega superstore that previously created animosity for traders in Ainsdale. In 2011, plans for a controversial Express Tesco store on Station Road provoked an enormous public reaction in Ainsdale village with almost 4,000 people signing a petition against the proposal. Local shop keepers… Read more »


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Vincent Pacific opens in Southport (September 19)

September 7th, 2016 in News, Restaurants

Vincent Pacific opens Vincent Pacific in Southport  The Vincent will be opening a brand new restaurant on Opens Vincent Pacific at the hotel on Lord Street, Southport. Vincent Pacific will be the latest addition to the Vincent’s award-winning V Cafe which has been welcoming customers since the hotel opened its doors back in 2008. Vincent Pacific will… Read more »


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Weʼre raising £200 to help fund a prosthetic leg for Eric Armstrong by doing a skydive from 15,000 feet.

September 7th, 2016 in News

Weʼre raising £200 to help fund a prosthetic leg for Eric Armstrong by doing a skydive from 15,000 feet. Charlie Hayward from Southport has set a Just giving page to raise money to help fund Charlie said: “Eric Armstrong is a family friend, who recently has had his leg amputated. This has made many of the things that we… Read more »


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Hollyoaks Filming at Southport’s Funland

September 7th, 2016 in News

Hollyoaks Filming at Southport’s Funland The soap that will air on channel 4 some time in the near future started filming today outside Fun Land in town today. The scenes shot at the carousel, which was chosen after month of visits from the crew of the show and was chosen from thousands of possible locations…. Read more »


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Adoption of Lib Dem proposals create huge Mersey police HQ savings – but should they be more?

September 7th, 2016 in News

Adoption of Lib Dem proposals create huge Mersey police HQ savings – but should they be more? Mersey Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy has been praised by opposition leaders on Merseyside for finally ‘listening’ in deciding to move the Police HQ to create a huge cash windfall.  When she circulated a ‘consultation’ on the police estate… Read more »


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Pensioner in hospital after being hit by car in Southport

September 7th, 2016 in News

Pensioner in hospital after being hit by car in Southport Emergency services were called to the junction of Lord Street and Hill Street, Southport shortly after 8am this morning to reports of a woman being struck by a Renault Megan, Wednesday 7 September 2016. North West ambulance arrived within four minutes of the 999 call…. Read more »


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Liam Watson returns back to Southport FC

September 6th, 2016 in News, Sports

Liam Watson, David Barron and Nigel Allen join the board of directors Following the departure of Andy Bishop as Manager of Southport Football Club, whilst the Club receives applications (an interview process will be commenced at the earliest opportunity) the Club are pleased to confirm the appointment of three New Directors to the Board. They… Read more »


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Early Christmas present for someone over Sainsbury’s

September 6th, 2016 in News

Early Christmas present for someone over Sainsbury’s Either the developer or the objectors to the Sainsbury’s Kew superstore proposal may receive an early Christmas present depending upon which way the new Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government jumps. People in Southport who gave evidence at the Public Inquiry into the proposal have been… Read more »


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Future of Parks and Greenspaces in Southport

September 6th, 2016 in News

Future of Parks and Greenspaces in Southport Sefton Council values all its parks and greenspaces across the borough and is planning a consultation on their future management. A report titled ‘Better Places Greener Spaces – the Future of Parks and Greenspaces’ has just been published and outlines a planned consultation later in the year. The report… Read more »


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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a Southport Bat Walk

September 6th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a Southport Bat Walk Sefton Council is holding four fantastic free Bat Walks this month in parks across the borough. The events, in partnership with the Friends of Groups and West Lancs Bat Conservation Trust, are led by Community Parks Officers and will give participants… Read more »


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Southport based 247 Health wins double at Corporate Vision Recruitment Awards

September 6th, 2016 in News

Southport based 247 Health wins double at Corporate Vision Recruitment Awards 247 Professional Health has scooped two awards in this year’s Corporate Vision Magazine 2016 Recruitment Awards. The Southport based recruitment company, which currently operates more than 20 franchises across the UK, was named ‘Best Franchise Recruitment Business of the Year UK’ and given the… Read more »


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Sports Direct scraps zero hours contracts – Or?

September 6th, 2016 in News

Sports Direct scraps zero hours contracts – Or? Sports Direct has said that it will offer casual retail staff guaranteed hours instead of zero-hours contracts and ensure all warehouse staff are paid above the National Minimum Wage following a stinging review into working practices at the retailer. However, the change only applies to staff employed… Read more »


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Southport Councillors Get New Bus Shelter Installed

September 6th, 2016 in News

Southport Councillors Get New Bus Shelter Installed Cllr Welsh, who represents Norwood ward, said “A resident of mine with limited vision contacted me to tell me how difficult it was for him and others especially when raining to wait for a bus home with heavy shopping at this stop without a shelter and could I… Read more »


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Dog rescued from hot car

September 6th, 2016 in News

Rescue dog from hot car This dog was rescued from a hot car in Ormskirk (Monday 5 September). He was locked in a vehicle and left unattended for over an hour without water and an open window. Luckily a member of the public contacted the owner of the car and retrieved the keys before we… Read more »


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Fire officers to offer safety advice to proprietors as part of Business Safety Week

September 5th, 2016 in News

Fire officers to offer safety advice to proprietors as part of Business Safety Week Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) will help businesses in diverse communities manage their risk of fire during the Chief Fire Officers’ Association’s (CFOA) UK Business Safety Week which runs from today, Monday September 5, until Sunday September 11. Over the… Read more »


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Junior Doctors will strike at Southport Hospital next week

September 5th, 2016 in News

Junior Doctors will strike at Southport Hospital next week  Junior doctors plan to strike again next week in their dispute with the Government. They will take industrial action for five days between 8am and 5pm from Monday 12 September to Friday 16 September. Unlike most earlier strikes they will not provide emergency cover. Rob Gillies, Executive… Read more »


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Cheque Payments Are Changing

September 5th, 2016 in News

Sefton Council is introducing changes to how payments are made. From 1 October 2016, cheques will no longer be issued and instead money will be transferred through a BACS payment – straight into bank accounts. Letters will be sent out to those affected by the change which will enable speedier transactions. The change does not affect… Read more »


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Lord Street Resurfacing Regeneration

September 5th, 2016 in News

Lord Street Resurfacing Regeneration I should like to extend my warmest appreciations to both the dedicated relevant Departments at Sefton Council and local Contractor “Dowhigh” for having taken forward my request for the Southern Lord Street Roundabout interconnecting with Duke Street and Rotten Row to be resurfaced for the benefit of the local community. … After… Read more »


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