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Southport’s Junior doctors’ industrial action – Wednesday 10 February

February 8th, 2016 in Featured News

Junior doctors’ industrial action – Wednesday 10 February The public is being asked to use NHS hospital services responsibly again ahead of industrial action by junior doctors planned for Wednesday (10 February). It is the second strike by junior doctors in their dispute with Government over a new contract. The 24-hour strike will run from… Read more »


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Three men assault a runner in Hesketh Park Southport

January 26th, 2016 in News

Photo: Hesketh Park At around 4.10 this evening a man was running through Hesketh Park (Queens Road side) on approaching THREE men (looking 20’s) tracksuits, black hats on, ran passed minding his own business when they jumped him kicking him to the head and chest. A dog walker passing by shouted and disturbed them and… Read more »


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Police appeal for information following high-value burglary in Ormskirk

January 26th, 2016 in News

We are appealing for information following a burglary at a house in Ormskirk in which more than £100,000 worth of items were stolen. The house on Burscough Road was broken into sometime between 12.40am and 4am on Sunday, January 24, when offenders have made off with a blue BMW M5, a grey Landrover Discovery and… Read more »


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Changing Coastline Talk at Formby Library

January 26th, 2016 in News

The next monthly talk at Formby Library will be on Tuesday, February 9 when Graham Lymbery, Sefton Council’s Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Manager, will discuss the “Changing Coastline: a recent history of the Sefton Coast”. Graham will be taking a look at the fascinating changes that have occurred to Sefton’s Coastline, and how it… Read more »


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Be Active Returns for February Half Term

January 26th, 2016 in News

Young residents of Sefton are set for a super half term of events, sessions and fun as the popular school holiday programme, Be Active, returns. Following a frightful twist in October, the team have decided to get back to good old fashioned sports and games for the first programme of 2016, with the launch of… Read more »


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Here’s 10 reasons why we think you should visit Southport’s ‘Northern Quarter’

January 26th, 2016 in News

Whilst it seems the centre of Lord Street is struggling to fill them empty shops. There is no denying that the northern end of Lord Street is thriving. The burning question is; Should this area of town be named to give it it’s own identity? Murmurs have suggested naming it The Northern Quarter but surely… Read more »


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Occupants have a lucky escape following Southport RTC (otsnews.tv)

January 26th, 2016 in News

Photo: Occupants get checked over by paramedics at the scene The emergency services were called to Bispham road shortly after 1pm today following a 999 call, Tuesday January 26 2016. A witness at the scene quoted: “The Honda Civic was travelling down Bispham road when the 4×4 involved did a u-turn between Thornton and Canning road and… Read more »


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Southport man arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and assault

January 26th, 2016 in News

Merseyside Police can confirm a man was arrested following an incident in Southport in the early hours of today (Tuesday, 26 January 2016). At about 2.50am officers received a report that a man had knocked on a door on Scarisbrick Avenue before pushing past the occupant, a 54-year-old man, and entering his property. The offender… Read more »


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Attempted burglary in Southport

January 26th, 2016 in News

Photo: Duke Street, Burglary   Merseyside Police can confirm officers received a report of an attempted burglary in Southport yesterday (Monday, 25 January 2016). At about 9.10pm a member of the public reported hearing breaking glass and seeing a male attempt to force entry to a garage on Duke Street. Police patrols were set up… Read more »


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Last day to vote for Southport Photographer in Wedding of the year competition

January 26th, 2016 in News

Two Years Running: Wedding of the Year 2014 & current 2015 finalist, Wedding Photographer Regional Finalist in 2015, including 6 Wedding Magazine front Covers. Matthew from Southport is a full time professional Creative Wedding Photographer who’s passion for producing the most glorious wedding albums, has led him to become the foremost wedding photographer in the region. Having been… Read more »


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Man found lying in Waterloo Road Southport

January 26th, 2016 in News

Photo: Police surround unconscious male on Waterloo Road (3am) A man was found lying in Waterloo road in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday January 26. A local resident was woken up shortly after 2.30am by the emergency services outside. He said: “When I looked out of the window police were surrounding what looked… Read more »


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Support Southport FC tonight – Tuesday

January 26th, 2016 in News, Sports

Southport are in action at the Merseyrail Community Stadium on Tuesday night versus Vanarama National League title contenders Forest Green Rovers. Dino Maamria is expecting to have everyone available following the excellent point earned at Chester on Saturday. It should be an exciting night at the Merseyrail Community Stadium with Dino Maamria’s Port pitched against… Read more »


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Job opportunities at Window Care NW (Southport)

January 26th, 2016 in News

Job opportunities at Window Care NW (Southport) Anyone with window fitting experience looking for work? Window Care NW are looking for someone ASAP for at least 3 months work. Interested? Call Mark on 07970008761   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 as it happens, searchable archives… Read more »


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Southport ‘grafting’ Cab driver jailed

January 25th, 2016 in News

Mr John Freeman was caught grafting from his taxi and was sentenced to three years in prison today. Crown Court heard that Freeman had got into the trade to pay off the £1,000 Christmas debt he racked up. The Court heard that police had been informed that Freeman was selling drugs. In the early hours of February 7… Read more »


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Andrew Hegarty Returns to Southport Airwaves

January 25th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Radio presenter and journalist, Andrew Hegarty, is bringing his new radio show to local station, Mighty Radio, on Thursday evenings. Andrew, who started his career in radio as a broadcast journalist and has written for a number of national magazines, has been presenting at a radio station in Runcorn for the last 13 months but… Read more »


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Avoid using Southport A&E unless your condition is life threatening!

January 25th, 2016 in News

Public urged to use A&E wisely Hospital officials are urging people to avoid using A&E unless their condition is serious or life threatening. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is experiencing a high demand for hospital beds. This is resulting in some patients experiencing long delays in A&E and in waiting for admission to a… Read more »


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Major new Southport Arts and Culture Festival to launch in May

January 25th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Major new Southport Arts and Culture Festival to launch in May Southport Festival, a major new suite of events and activities focussed on quality arts and culture comes to the town centre over the weekend of Friday 6th to Sunday 8th of May. The festival will showcase four main areas –    Music    Poetry… Read more »


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Meols Ward Councillors Advice Centre (January 28)

January 25th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Thursday 28th January                Meols Ward Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton will be holding their next Advice Centre on Thursday 28th January. They will be available from 10.30am-11.30am at Cafe Moo Moo, Cambridge Road (Churchtown traffic lights) to assist residents with any local issues, problems or complaints…. Read more »


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