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The Carpet Shop – Join OTSnews Business Directory

July 6th, 2015 in Featured News

The Carpet Shop – For all your carpet needs  The Carpet Shop Station Road (Ainsdale) and Cable Street (Formby)  The Carpet Shop has 2 branches the flagship shop in Cable Street, Formby and the second shop in Station Road, Ainsdale. Owner Mark Regan and the Formby shop Manager Mark McGuire have over 40 years’ experience in… Read more »


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Man saved from Marine Lake

June 25th, 2015 in News

At around 10:50 this morning (Thursday 25th June 2015) a man was rescued from the marine lake by the police and the Southport sailing club by using one of there boats.  It is unknown why the man was in the lake wearing nothing but his underwear or why when he was asked by the police… Read more »


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APPEAL: Do you know this man?

June 25th, 2015 in News

Police conducting an investigation into non-recent child sexual exploitation offences are trying to identify a man who may hold vital information.  Officers believe that the man pictured is known as Arum and has a snake or dragon tattoo on his left upper arm.  He is thought to have connections in Sheffield and Ormskirk, Lancashire.  Anyone… Read more »


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Police set up vehicle check point in Park Ave Southport

June 25th, 2015 in News

Photo: Park Avenue Officers targeted drivers on Park Avenue this morning, Thursday 25 June 2015. Today Merseyside police officers were identifying motorists breaking 20 mph speed limit and checking drivers documents. A police officer at the scene said: “We are checking for speeding drivers and pulling vehicles to check the driver has the correct documents”… Read more »


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Shale Gas Meeting Deferred Until Monday

June 25th, 2015 in News

Members of Lancashire County Council’s Development Control Committee have voted to defer consideration of applications relating to a site at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, until 10am on Monday 29 June 2015. The deferral will give councillors time to consider written legal advice requested during today’s meeting. The written legal advice will be shared with… Read more »


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Another shop in Ainsdale village set to close

June 25th, 2015 in News

Yet another shop in Ainsdale village is set to close this July. The local news agents lease is set to run out on 18th July. The manager of the news agents Sue said to OTSnews: “I love my job and customers, such a shame for the village”   A local resident, Barry Critchley, said: “The… Read more »


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Friends of Brookdale

June 25th, 2015 in News

A meeting was held by the Friends of Brookdale group yesterday (23.6.15) with Cllr Paul Cummins; also in attendance was Marcus Roberts from Sefton. Many questions were raised by the carers present.  Cllr Cummins confirmed that money was available for the improvements needed, such as car park resurfacing and structural improvements. He stated that the… Read more »


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KGV Students take trip to Lancaster university

June 25th, 2015 in News

Fifteen King George V  College (KGV) English Language students explored the way the English language has changed over the years while visiting the department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University for a teachers and Sixth Formers English Language Event. They were given a guided tour of the campus by student ambassadors, really helping… Read more »


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Southport FC thank those who attended trust in yellows meeting

June 25th, 2015 in News, Sports

Photo: The Grandstand Bar Trust in Yellow would like to thank all members who attended Tuesday night’s meeting in the Grandstand Bar. There was an excellent turnout of members and a very good discussion. Full minutes from the meeting will be available on the Trust’s website, trustinyellow.com, later in the week. The Trust board will… Read more »


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Advice Following 94 Rubbish And Bin Fires Across Merseyide

June 25th, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

Firefighters attended 94 suspected deliberate fires involving rubbish and wheelie bins in Merseyside in a two-week period. In the first half of the month, between June 1 and June 14 this year, there were 71 fires involving rubbish and 23 wheelie bin fires attended by Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MF&RS). Of those, there were… Read more »


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Abbey Wood Lodge National Care Home Open Day

June 24th, 2015 in News

Photo (left to right): Abbey Wood Lodge in Ormskirk pledged its support to national Care Home Open Day on Friday 19th June 2015. Photo shows Ron Snowdon (resident), Janine Carney (care assistant at Abbey Wood Lodge) and Harry Robertson (resident) who all took part in the celebrations. Abbey Wood Lodge a state-of-the-art new care home in Ormskirk hosted an open day for national… Read more »


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Parking Outside Southport Town Hall

June 24th, 2015 in News

Loading & Un-loading Loading and Un-Loading is permitted at the front of Southport Town Hall. Vehicles should not be left at the front of the building and if attending a meeting as part of the loading and un-loading the Councillor/Officer should be asked to move their car. (If operationally possible) Mayoral Car The Mayoral Car… Read more »


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Southport fitness blog: 5 Minute Abs Toning Workout (you can do at home)

June 24th, 2015 in News, Sports

Photo: Mark Poole OTSnews fitness blog: 5 Minute Abs Toning Workout (you can do at home) Transform Fitness Training is a mobile personal training & boot camp service designed specifically for women who are looking to burn fat, shape up and feel great. Transform Fitness Training launched Body Blast Boot Camp in January, (which is already approaching… Read more »


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Job opportunity at Halliwell Jones Southport

June 24th, 2015 in News

Vehicle Technician  In order that we maintain our high standard of customer care we are looking for a highly motivated person with proven organisational ability and communication skills.   Reporting to the Service Manager you will carry out service, diagnostic and repair work efficiently and competently to complete repair orders to BMW standards, including service… Read more »


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Orange Order march in Southport 2015

June 24th, 2015 in News

Photo: Orange Day 2013 The Merseyside Orange Order March will once again take place in Southport on Saturday July 11th despite expressions of concern from residents, traders and councillors.  Last year there was considerable unhappiness at the state in which Princes Park was left by March supporters and there were allegations of open public urination… Read more »


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Train breaks down at Birkdale Station

June 24th, 2015 in News

A train had broken down at the station in Birkdale Village at around 9:45 this morning ( Wednesday, 24th June 2015).  The broken train caused around 30 minute delays but is now fixed and back working as usual.   Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook… Read more »


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MP KEEPS WORD ON EURO-REFERENDUM

June 24th, 2015 in News

Fulfilling his pre-election pledge on the issue*, on Monday John Pugh voted with other Lib Dem MPs to support an EU referendum. The vote was won and a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU will now take place before 2017. Liberal Democrats will argue though that as with the Scottish independence referendum 16–18 year… Read more »


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Annual open day for Merseyside transport heritage charity

June 24th, 2015 in News

The Merseyside Transport Trust (MTT) will be holding its annual Open Day event on Sunday 12th July to raise funds for the upkeep of its fleet of over 50 historic vehicles. This is a rare and unique opportunity to see the vast collection of buses (and a train) in various stages of restoration. The event… Read more »


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