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Boost for carers from rise in allowance threshold

October 6th, 2014 in News

Boost for carers from rise in allowance threshold The government announced that from April 2015, the earnings threshold for Carers’ Allowance will be raised to £110 a week.This is a rise of £8 on the previous limit of £102. The change means that more people will have the opportunity to work part-time and still be… Read more »


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BETTING SHOP ROBBERIES – ODDS ON YOU’LL GET CAUGHT!

October 6th, 2014 in News

Betting shop operators and Merseyside Police will be launching a campaign “Robbery – Odds on you’ll get caught” on Tuesday 7th October, to drive home the message in the run up to Christmas that people who rob or commit a crime in a betting shop will be caught and jailed. The event will see the… Read more »


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Barton Park Retirement and Nursing Home Joins OTS News.co.uk Business Directory

October 6th, 2014 in News

Barton Park Retirement and Nursing Home Joins OTS News.co.uk Business Directory OTS News.co.uk welcomes Barton Park Retirement and Nursing Home to Southport’s number 1 online news outlet. For over three decades, Barton Park Retirement and Nursing Home has been an industry pioneer, with a reputation built on the provision of excellent care within a luxurious… Read more »


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Meols Ward Councillors – Advice Centre

October 6th, 2014 in News, Whats On

Meols Ward Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton will be holding their next Advice Centre on Saturday 11th October. They will be available from 11am-12noon at Crossens School, Rufford Road, to assist residents with any local issues, problems or complaints. Alternatively, the Lib Dem councillors can be contacted by ‘phone on the following… Read more »


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Gary Brabin Fourth Manager within 18 Months To Take Charge Of Southport FC

October 6th, 2014 in News, Sports

Come and Watch Southport against Lincoln this Tuesday (Seated tickets Only £15)  Gary Brabin is the latest ‘new’ manager at Haig avenue. Brabin is the fourth manger within 18 months to take control of Southport. Gray Brabin has taken training this morning at Edge Hill alongside his assistant Paul Carden. This is only 24 hours… Read more »


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WATCH: Our beloved town of Southport is once again featured on TV

October 6th, 2014 in News

Nationwide Building Society have produced their latest believe advert using snippets from Lord Street and Eastbank Street The advert has Kylie Minogue singing “I believe in you” in the background The advert also gives a free plug to well known Southport business June the Florist. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport… Read more »


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Craven Minor JFL Results & Fixtures

October 6th, 2014 in News, Sports

Results Week Ending 5th October 2014 Under 11 Trisconi Cup Maghull Youth 2-6 Redgate White Trinity White 9-0 Formby Athletic Southport FC Juniors 9-1 Redgate Yellow Hesketh Colts 1-8 Birkdale United S&A Blue 1-9 Burscough Quarter Final Draw Burscough v Trinity White Formby JSC Black or Trinity Blue v Redgate White Phoenix or Crosby Stuart… Read more »


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Southport Manager Martin Foyle Quits

October 5th, 2014 in News, Sports

Above: Martin Foyle (Photo by Grimsby Telegraph) Southport are now looking for their fourth new manager in less than 18 months. Today Martin Foyle and assistant manager Andy Porter have had enough and parted company with Southport FC (5th October 2014). Charlie Clapham is yet again looking for a new manager only fourteen games into the season. Managerless Southport… Read more »


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Hesketh Park Gardening Volunteers Southport Get involved

October 5th, 2014 in News, Whats On

Hesketh Park Conservatory, We are a small established group who work along side Sefton Council Park and Greenspaces department, meeting weekly on a Tuesday afternoon between March and November, to undertake a variety of garden maintenance activities and to create two edible gardens. Last year these gardens were commended by North West in Bloom and… Read more »


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Write your will for free with St John Ambulance

October 5th, 2014 in News

Write your will for free with St John Ambulance October Free Wills Month This October, St John Ambulance is taking part in Free Wills Month, so that you can have your will written for free. Not only is this a great opportunity to prepare or update your will – one of the most important documents… Read more »


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Crowds run for cover at the Southport Musical Firework Championships

October 4th, 2014 in News

Falling hot debris at the Southport Musical Firework Championships Last night ‘hot debris’ caused a large fire in the sand dunes close to the Eco centre. This evening (Saturday 5th October) Children in the crowd escaped injuries but many reported burnt clothes. Above: Friday Evenings sand dune fire Carl Radford from Southport said “it was terrible,… Read more »


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DRINKING PILL UNDER FIRE

October 4th, 2014 in News

Plans to spend about £150m on prescribing a pill to help people cut down on drinking have been ridiculed by MEP Paul Nuttall. “I actually find it offensive that the health watchdog NICE is recommending a £3 tablet to people who like a few drinks but has turned down eight consecutive therapies for advanced breast… Read more »


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Anyone Fancy a Game of Event Safety Roulette – How Safe Are Sefton Events?

October 4th, 2014 in News

Anyone Fancy a Game of Event Safety Roulette - How Safe Are Sefton Events?  Last night in near proximity to the Southport Eco Centre, Victoria Park and the Caravan Park a large devastating dunes fire was caused by the Sefton Council Musical Fireworks event. Fortunately, the swift actions by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service prevented the dunes inferno from spreadingfurther afield.  Thankfully, this time, no one was injured however… Read more »


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Cork Jackets and Drill CD Launch night Park Golf Club Park Road Southport 18th October 8pm

October 4th, 2014 in News, Whats On

Cork Jackets and Drill CD Launch night Park Golf Club  Park Road Southport 18th October  8pm Following the great success of the production ‘Cork Jackets and Drill’ a CD of the music and narration has been produced and a free evening presentation is being held at the Park Golf Club on Saturday 18th October. The… Read more »


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FOOTBALL RESULT Southport 2 Woking 5 (4th October 2014)

October 4th, 2014 in News, Sports

FOOTBALL RESULT Southport  2  Woking 5 (4th October 2014) Southport were at home this afternoon to Woking Town in the Vanarama Conference. Scott Rendell (Woking)got on the score sheet after only 5 minutes on the clock with a header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner of the net .    Southport  0 woking 1… Read more »


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British Musical Fireworks Championships (Southport ) October 2014

October 4th, 2014 in News

British Musical Fireworks Championships (Southport ) October 2014 The British Musical Fireworks Championships didn’t get off to a great start on the opening night when Southport Fire-fighters were called to the scene after a fire started from a stray firework .   British Musical Fireworks Championships October 3rd to October 5th 2014 Doors Open 6pm… Read more »


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