Southport: how safe is it today?

March 6th, 2017 in News

Graffiti is again a problem at Southport’s Marine Lake. Additional damage to older lakeside buildings and more low-grade graffiti has also been exposed following clearance work around the lake. OTS News has also revealed today that the latest Marine Lake disturbance is being treated as attempted murder. VIDEO: Southport Man charged with attempted murder following… Read more »


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Tasters needed to choose Burscough Gin on 30th March

March 6th, 2017 in News

Burscough Gin is coming on 30th March. Jack&Gin is teaming up with Birkdale Craft Distillery to provide the locals of Buscough with their very own premium gin. Following the highly successful event that launched Birkdale Gin, 40 lucky drinkers will get the chance to blind taste 5 different blends and vote on them for qualities… Read more »


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VIDEO: Southport Man charged with attempted murder following Marine Way bridge attack

March 6th, 2017 in News

VIDEO: Southport Man charged with attempted murder following Marine Way bridge attack Merseyside Police has charged a man with attempted murder following an incident in Southport on Saturday, 4 March, in which a 19-year-old woman suffered a facial injury. 22-year-old Ryan Quigley from Kensington Road in Southport was charged with attempted murder following the incident,… Read more »


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Southport pro dart player cleared of sending a communication of an offensive nature

March 6th, 2017 in News

Southport pro dart player cleared of sending a communication of an offensive nature A Southport man who wrote “Awesome” under a vile Facebook post mocking the victims of the holocaust has been cleared of sending a communication of an offensive nature. Former professional darts player Lee Hayes, 42, of Brooke Close, appeared for trial at… Read more »


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Southport Independents campaign – Get involved!

March 6th, 2017 in News

Photo by Matt Rycraft Southport Independents campaign – Get involved! Here’s an interesting fact for you: did you know that recent market research discovered there are more independent restaurants and bars in Southport town centre per square metre then London?  The Southport Independents campaign, launching this week, promises to celebrate this wealth of unique, brilliant and… Read more »


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The Sir John Falstaff to host 80s and 90s Night to raise funds for HD

March 6th, 2017 in News, Whats On

The Sir John Falstaff is playing host to a charity 80s and 90s Night to raise funds for HD.  Event organiser, Adam Brown said: “We raising funds for the Phils Kids Charity which helps those who have this illness, my best friend is one of them so this charity means an absolute lot to me.”  “We… Read more »


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Hospital trust team up with Southport Kidney Fund to host World Kidney Day 2017

March 6th, 2017 in News

Hospital trust team up with Southport Kidney Fund to host World Kidney Day 2017  Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is celebrating World Kidney Day by hosting an information and awareness stand at Southport hospital on Thursday, 9 March 2017 from 10am to 4pm.  The stand is being hosted by Dr Raza and Dr Wong… Read more »


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Preece hits out at Tourism Budget cuts

March 6th, 2017 in News

Labour at Budget Council Refuse To Produce Post Open Royal Birkdale Southport Economic Impact Post Event As They Cut Town’s Tourism Budget Cllr Preece asked in full Budget Council  on Thursday night  for a financial impact report on Southport post our July Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, Southport. Labour Cabinet Member Cllr Atkinson retorted briefly… Read more »


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Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood leads an impressive European showing in Mexico

March 6th, 2017 in News, Sports

Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood leads an impressive European showing in Mexico The Ryder Cup may be more than 18 months away, but Thomas Bjorn would surely have been delighted with a superb European challenge at the WGC-Mexico Championship. World No 1 Dustin Johnson held his nerve down the stretch to clinch a one-shot victory, but the… Read more »


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Miss England competition launch a new award to their regional heats

March 6th, 2017 in News

Photo: Miss England 2016 The Miss England competition have launched a new award to their regional heats and final for 2017. The Miss England Inspiration Award is a new award being introduced across England by the national director Angie Beasley. The contestants in the Miss England regional heats & final are being invited to nominate… Read more »


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Our Lady Of Lourdes Wembley Dream Lives On

March 6th, 2017 in News, Sports

Our Lady Of Lourdes Wembley Dream Lives On Thank you to our volunteers who helped put on Southport Football Club’s National League Primary School tournament at the Merseyrail Community Stadium. Organised by the National League Community Trust Programme and funded by the Premier League and Professional Players Association, the dream of Wembley was in the… Read more »


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Formby United Reformed Church Coffee Morning

March 6th, 2017 in News

Formby United Reformed Church Coffee Morning “Fairtrade Fortnight was celebrated at the regular Wednesday Coffee Morning held at Formby United Reformed Church, Church Road, on the 1st March 2017.  Fairtrade Tea, Coffee, Bananas and samples of chocolate were all provided by the Local Formby Co-op and were enjoyed by all.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or… Read more »


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Southport locals go bananas for monkey themed bingo evening

March 6th, 2017 in News

Southport locals go bananas for monkey themed bingo evening Bingo players from across Southport are going bananas in anticipation for Mecca’s latest themed evening filled with monkeys, madness and money. As a certain ape bursts onto UK cinema screens this Friday, Mecca Southport will be holding their own Monkey Night event. During the evening, every… Read more »


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Police issue dispersal zone to boot out yobs

March 5th, 2017 in News

Merseyside Police have issued an anti gang dispersal order in Southport Until Wednesday, Police will have the power to stop large groups of youths gathering in the town centre as a way of combating ongoing anti social behaviour It comes just days after Southport Pleasureland and Jasper’s Sweetshop were targeted by vandals. One of the… Read more »


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Vandals smash Southport house windows

March 5th, 2017 in News

Vandals smash Southport house windows Vandals smashed the window and door at the front of a house in Southport. The incident, which happened last night (Saturday 4 March), shattered one pane of the double glazed window and the front door of a property on Chestnut street. Anyone with information should call Merseyside police on 101 or… Read more »


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CCTV Appeal following a theft from Flannels Southport

March 5th, 2017 in News

Flannels store manager Grant Tindell has asked for the publics help in identifying the man that police want to speak to after a £785.00 Valentino ladies bag was stolen on Friday 3 March. Grant said “This bag was stolen from my store on Friday afternoon the guy distracted the staff getting them to go check… Read more »


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4×4 ditched down Plex Moss Lane (Near Southport)

March 5th, 2017 in News

Photo: Plex Moss Lane 4×4 ditched down Plex Moss Lane (Near Southport) A 4×4 unfortunately crashed into a ditch along Plex Moss Lane on Friday evening. A member of the public reported that the occupants escaped out of a rear window. Fortunately no one was reported injured. The vehicle still awaits recovery. Submit News Contact us with your… Read more »


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MATCH REPORT | Maidstone United 4 -2 Southport

March 4th, 2017 in News, Sports

MATCH REPORT | Maidstone United 4 -2 Southport Jamar Loza’s double helped Maidstone inflict a seventh straight National League defeat on Southport. The Sandgrounders flew into an early lead when Ben McKenna crept in to head home Neil Ashton’s good ball. However, Joe Pigott lofted in a pass for his strike partner Loza to control… Read more »


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Police at Marine Lake Bridge Southport; knife also found at scene – Update!

March 4th, 2017 in News

Emergency services were called to the Marine Way Bridge, Southport shortly after midday (Saturday 4th March 2017). Police apparently arrived to find that a male had been struck by a vehicle traveling along the bridge. Update, Knife taken away by Police: A witness has since come forward alleging to OTS News that police have now… Read more »


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WATCH | Marine Way Bridge closed after man was struck by car

March 4th, 2017 in News

Photo: Marine Way Bridge closed following the incident (12:30pm) WATCH | Marine Way Bridge closed after man was struck by car The emergency services was called to the Marine Way Bridge, Southport at around 12pm this afternoon (Saturday 4th March 2017). Police arrived to find that a male had been struck by a vehicle traveling along the… Read more »


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Planned roadworks in the North West – Monday 6 to Sunday 12 March 2017

March 4th, 2017 in News

Planned roadworks in the North West– summary for Monday 6 to Sunday 12 March 2017 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 3 March and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried… Read more »


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Yobs attack another Southport business

March 3rd, 2017 in News

Photo: Jaspers Sweet Shop Yobs attack another Southport business Yobs have yet again targeted Jaspers Sweet Shop on Cambridge Arcade (Friday 2 February 2017). Four youths; two boys and two girls, were spotted by drinkers at the nearby Tap and Bottles and chased away earlier this evening. However the damage was already done. Merseyside Police have attended… Read more »


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Fly Tipping Fleetwood Road Southport

March 3rd, 2017 in News

Photo: Unwanted household items dumped on Fleetwood Road Fly Tipping Fleetwood Road Southport Someone has dumped fence panels and other household items along Fleetwood road, Southport today, Friday 3 February 2017 A large amount of tipping is committed by people who simply can’t be bothered to take their rubbish to the local tip. Rubbish that is dumped on… Read more »


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CCTV appeal after indecent exposure incident in Ormskirk

March 3rd, 2017 in News

CCTV appeal after indecent exposure incident in Ormskirk Lancashire Police has issued a CCTV appeal after an alleged indecent exposure in Ormskirk. Officers want to speak to the man pictured after the incident on Burscough Street last week. The incident took place on Wednesday 22nd February 2017. A police spokesman said: “Ormskirk Police are looking to… Read more »


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Untaxed vehicle clamped in Ainsdale

March 3rd, 2017 in News

Another vehicle that has no tax or MOT is clamped in Ainsdale.  How to report an untaxed vehicle. https://www.gov.uk/report-untaxed-vehicle How to report a vehicle with no MOT. https://www.gov.uk/report-no-mot What happens next The police will investigate your report and the driver may get a fine. The maximum fine is £1,000. Untaxed cars and those with no… Read more »


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Do you know where your nearest defibrillator (AED) is? Call for information!

March 3rd, 2017 in News

Do you know where your nearest defibrillator (AED) is? Call for information! Members of the British Heart Foundation (BHF), Southport Links Rotary Club and North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) have been working together in Southport on a project that will map out Heart Defibrillators in the local area. Since the beginning of the year they… Read more »


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Southport hit by another Council Tax rise!

March 3rd, 2017 in News

Southport to hit by another Council Tax rise! Due to huge budget savings Sefton Council has to achieve and the spiralling cost of Adult Social Care, Council Tax for 2017/18 will rise by 4.99% for Sefton Council services. The total Council Tax, including Police and Fire services charges, will increase by 4.55%. This evening (March… Read more »


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Support Southport Offshore Rescue by playing the Trust’s lottery

March 3rd, 2017 in News

Support Southport Offshore Rescue by playing the Trust’s lottery The team behind the Southport Offshore Rescue Trust’s lottery want to let residents know they will be canvassing for new players in the next few weeks. A vital part of the trust’s fundraising scheme, the lotto needs as many people as possible to play and volunteers… Read more »


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Police break into van to rescue dogs in distress

March 3rd, 2017 in News

The police and the RSPCA United this morning to rescue four dogs trapped in a van. It’s believed the distressed dogs were left there at least overnight while their owner stayed at the nearby Scarisbrick Hotel. A warning had been taped to the Van’s window last night by concerned RSPCA officers but when they returned… Read more »


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£500 REWARD offered leading to the capture of Pier vandals

March 3rd, 2017 in News

Photo: 6 youths vandalise Southport’s iconic pier £500 REWARD offered leading to the capture of Pier vandals A £500 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of the vandals that attempted to pull down a railing on Southport Pier. This incident took place on Monday 13th February at 9pm and was carried… Read more »


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MATCH PREVIEW | Maidstone United v Southport

March 3rd, 2017 in News, Sports

MATCH PREVIEW | Maidstone United v Southport Without a win in seven games in all competitions, the feeling as Southport head into Saturday’s match at Maidstone United is that this is a must win encounter if the Sandgrounders are to stay in the Vanarama National League. It would be no exaggeration to say that Tuesday… Read more »


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Tea Rooms Gin is coming on 14th March

March 3rd, 2017 in News, Whats On

Tea Rooms Gin is coming on 14th March. The Tea Rooms in Birkdale is teaming up with Birkdale Craft Distillery to provide their customers with their very own bespoke premium gin and they will be key in choosing it.. Following the format for the highly successful event that launched Birkdale Gin, 30 lucky drinkers will get… Read more »


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Two car collision Liverpool Road

March 2nd, 2017 in News

Photo: RTC, Liverpool Road 8.15pm Two car collision Liverpool Road The emergency services was called Liverpool Road following a report of a collision shortly after 8pm this evening, Thursday 2 March. fortunatly occupants of both vehicles escaped without serious injury, however in shock.


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Marie Curie volunteers in Formby need you!

March 2nd, 2017 in News

Formby, Marie Curie urgently needs YOUR help! As the first daffodils of the year start to bloom, terminal illness charity Marie Curie is asking people who live in Formby to volunteer to collect for its Great Daffodil Appeal this March. Fundraiser Antony Jones said: “We need collectors to help with the Formby Street collection which… Read more »


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Gin Talk in Southport raises more money for Parkinsons UK

March 2nd, 2017 in News

Gin Talk in Southport raises more money for Parkinsons UK The Rotary Club of Southport Links invited Damian Bond from the Birkdale Craft Distillery to give an after dinner talk on the creation of Birkdale Gin, following the recent publicity in the local press. Following an excellent meal in the Royal Clifton Hotel, Damian gave… Read more »


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