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Formby Fones and Computing Joins OTSnews business directory (iTecnician Apple Repair centre)

July 27th, 2015 in Featured News

Photo: Company director, David Dickinson Otsnews.co.uk welcomes Formby Fones and Computing to Southport’s number 1 online news media outlet. Based in 47 Liverpool Road, Formby Fones and Computing (incorporating the Southport Apple Centre) are one of the longest established computer retailers and repairers in the Southport area. Our staff are highly technically trained but are friendly and… Read more »


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Witness appeal after bike stolen from Merseyside station – Waterloo

July 16th, 2015 in News

British Transport Police has released a CCTV image of a young man officers would like to speak to about the theft of a bike shortly before 1.30pm on Tuesday, 23 June, at Waterloo station. Investigating officer PC Jane McGee said: “The victim had left his bike, a black and silver Gary Fisher hybrid with magnesium… Read more »


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53 year old Southport motorcyclist killed in collision with bus in Aughton

July 16th, 2015 in News

Police were called to Doctors Bridge, Moss Delph Lane in Aughton at around 5:45am this morning (Thursday 16th July, 2015) when a 53 year old motorcyclist was involved in a fatal collision with a bus.      Both an ambulance fire engine attended the scene, the man was pronounced dead at the scene and there… Read more »


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Fire Service Summer Safety Advice Ahead Of The Summer Holidays

July 16th, 2015 in News

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is issuing safety advice as the temperatures start to rise.  Now that the warm, light evenings are with us and the summer holidays are set to start, barbecue season is upon us in Merseyside.  But behind the bangers and burgers and rising temperatures, summer fun has a serious side. There… Read more »


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Ditch those Stabilisers summer sessions in Ainsdale

July 16th, 2015 in News, Whats On

Photo: Young riders This summer will see the return of the popular “Ditch Those Stabilisers” cycling events. Children aged four and above can learn to ride a bike unaided at the sessions held in Litherland and Ainsdale. The events have a very high success rate and staff from Sefton Council’s Travel Awareness and Safety Team… Read more »


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Rusty Goldfish rock the Volunteer (Friday 17th July)

July 16th, 2015 in News, Whats On

Southport 5 peice band ‘the rusty goldfish‘ will be playing live at the volunteer, Friday 17 July 2015 Ozzy and the band will be from 9am, free entry and sure to be packed event for this popular band.   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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R.I.P Mrs Brenda Pye

July 15th, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

Photo: Brenda Pye Brenda Pye died peacefully at home with her family. The funeral is to be held at Southport crematorium on Monday 20th July at 10.40am. Brenda will missed by her family and many friends. xx 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… Read more »


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Man assaulted in Leyland

July 15th, 2015 in News

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Leyland last month.  The incident happened at around 2.30am on Saturday 27 June at the junction of Towngate and Hough Lane. The 45 year old victim was followed a short distance by an unknown man before he was attacked from behind.  The offender is… Read more »


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Witness appeal after Orangemen causes violent disorder at Ainsdale station

July 15th, 2015 in News

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for help from the public to identify individuals who started fighting on a train travelling from Southport to Liverpool at the weekend. The incident occurred after the Orange Lodge parade in Southport on Saturday, 11 July, at around 6.40pm. Investigating officer Sgt Nicola McVey said: “Officers were called to… Read more »


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Burscough man to face the courts charged with supplying cocaine and heroin

July 15th, 2015 in News

28 PEOPLE have been arrested as part of a major investigation into the supply of cocaine and heroin across West Lancashire. The 24 men and four women were arrested during a week of raids across Skelmersdale and Liverpool as part of Operation Edgar, part of the wider Operation Nemesis. On Wednesday 8 July 2015, 12 people were… Read more »


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The George Pub closed for Refurbishment

July 15th, 2015 in News, Pub & Clubs

Photo: The George Pub The George Pub, Duke Street, Southport is currently closed for refurbishment. The management has informed OTSnews that they hope to be open within 2-3 weeks. Updates and promotions to follow    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… Read more »


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A van driver from the North-west has become the first person to be convicted under new anti-social driving legislation. But is the law having the desired effect?

July 15th, 2015 in News

A van driver has become the first motorist in the UK to be convicted under laws introduced to crack down on middle-lane hogging. Legislation to ban “inconsiderate” driving, which also includes tailgating and undertaking, was introduced in 2013. Option to pay a fine Usually, drivers who are suspected of such offences are given on-the-spot fines… Read more »


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New legislation to make strike laws fair for working people

July 15th, 2015 in News

The government introduces new reforms to strengthen strike laws. The government today (15 July 2015) introduces new reforms to strengthen strike laws, ensuring the right to strike is fairly balanced with the right of people to be able to go about their daily lives and work. Under the current situation, a small minority of trade union… Read more »


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Merseyside man named as National Heat Hero

July 15th, 2015 in News

Phil Povey from Sefton Council was named a Heat Hero by fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) recently for his contribution to tackling fuel poverty in Sefton. The Heat Hero Award Scheme recognises individuals across England and Wales who have gone ‘above and beyond’ in helping people in their community who are struggling to… Read more »


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Attempted thefts in the Birkdale area

July 15th, 2015 in News

Do you recognise any of these young men. On Monday 13th July they tried to steal a bike using bolt cutters from behind the rear of the Birkdale Conservative Club. This incident happened at around 8.10pm. Photo: Map, Birkdale Also, Last night, Tuesday 14th July, scaffolding tools and a bag worth hundreds of pounds was stolen… Read more »


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Papa John’s set to open on Lord Street Southport

July 14th, 2015 in News

Photo: Unit 1, Ribble Buildings, Lord Street, Southport PLANNING STATEMENT 1. Introduction The planning application is for a change of use of Unit 1, Ribble Buildings, Lord Street, Southport. The application is for a Papa John’s unit including a home delivery service. The application is supported by drawings, a location plan and details of the proposed… Read more »


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Summer brings sparkle to Southport cancer research charity event

July 14th, 2015 in News

A local fundraising committee has raised £1,200 at its annual summer lunch to help fund cancer research projects in the region. The Southport committee of North West Cancer Research (NWCR) welcomed 85 locals at this year’s Summer Sparkle lunch. The event, which is now in its eleventh year, took place on July 8 at the… Read more »


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Café Varley On London Street Southport Set To Open Monday 27th July

July 14th, 2015 in News

Photo: Café Varley, London Street Café Varley is intending to open to the public on Monday 27th July, all being well with the fit out. Café Varley will be a breakfast and daytime modern café and take away serving chef prepared fresh food and drinks. … New Bistro opening in London Street Southport A BISTRO serving up… Read more »


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