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First Class Makeover for Southport’s Post Boxes

July 27th, 2016 in Featured News

A campaigner for the regeneration of Southport is celebrating success after a plea to Royal Mail bosses to smarten up the town’s post boxes. The Royal Mail is due to complete the re-painting of 100 post boxes in the next few weeks after Sefton councillor David Barton told them that they were in urgent need… Read more »


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Motorcyclist, 23, killed in collision

July 11th, 2016 in News

A 23-year-old man has died following a collision in Whittle-le-Woods. Police were called to Preston Road at 2.45pm yesterday (Sunday, July 10) following reports of an accident. Officers attended and found a 23-year-old man with multiple injuries. He was later pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe the man had been riding a red Honda… Read more »


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Support for bike ride

July 11th, 2016 in News

20 Friends and colleagues are riding 63 miles this Sunday from Manchester to Blackpool in memory of a local policeman Ritchie Kettle. Rictchie suddenly died earlier in the year leaving a wife and two young boys. John pictured holding the T shirt said it was an emotional day but are honoured to be raising money for… Read more »


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Southport BID voice strengthens with the appointment of strategic voice

July 11th, 2016 in News

Photo: Hugh Evans BID voice strengthens with the appointment of strategic voice In response to the changing political environment, Southport Business Improvement District has employed Hugh Evans give the BID a stronger lobbying voice on decisions affecting the BID area A Southport resident, Hugh has ten years’ experience in the development and management of BIDs, and… Read more »


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Bus driver nicked on suspicion of drink driving after crash in Merseyside

July 11th, 2016 in News

Photo: Southport based Cumfybus Ltd Bus driver nicked on suspicion of drink driving after crash in Merseyside The driver was working for a Southport based bus company crashed in Toxteth injuring a number people has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving. The emergency services were called to the junction of Princes Road and Upper Stanhope Street shortly adtfer 8.45am this… Read more »


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Back to school for Chief Constable Andy Cooke

July 11th, 2016 in News

The new Chief Constable of Merseyside Police, Andy Cooke, will be going back to his old school to talk to pupils about modern day policing. Chief Constable Cooke started at St Francis Xavier’s College in Woolton in 1975 and after finishing his A-levels there he went on to study a degree in politics at Nottingham… Read more »


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Colourful finish at Galloway’s Southport 5km race

July 10th, 2016 in News

Hundreds of people were sprayed with colour powder in Southport. Runners and walkers were showed with the paint as the crossed the finish line at the Colour Blast event. The 5k race was in aid of Galloway’s Society for the Blind. Hundreds of participants walked, skipped or ran along the 5km route through Southport’s Princes… Read more »


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Sefton MPs key roles in Corbyn’s fate

July 10th, 2016 in News

Sefton MPs key roles in Corbyn’s fate MPs representing Sefton constituencies or who hail originally from Sefton are key to the future of left wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who faces a formal leadership challenge tomorrow. With only 40 out of 212 Labour MPs backing Corbyn in a recent ‘no confidence’ vote of the Labour… Read more »


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Prescott says ‘Sorry’ and slams Blair over Iraq

July 10th, 2016 in News

Prezza says ‘Sorry’ and slams Blair over Iraq Past Southport Labour parliamentary candidate John Prescott, now Lord Prescott, has slammed his former Party leader Tony Blair for starting what he calls an illegal war. Lord Prescott, who served as Tony Blair’s deputy for many years  has written in the Daily Mirror that: “”I will live… Read more »


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Health Ombudsman resignation brings ‘clean-out’ call from Southport councillor

July 10th, 2016 in News

Health Ombudsman resignation brings ‘clean-out’ call from Southport councillor A local health watchdog has welcomed the resignation of Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) Dame Julie Mellor – but says that this is not enough if the NHS complaints system is to be made fit for purpose. Southport NHS spokesperson, Lib Dem  Councillor Tony Dawson… Read more »


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North West Blood Bikes – Lancs & Lakes are currently looking for volunteer riders in the West Lancs area

July 10th, 2016 in News

North West Blood Bikes – Lancs & Lakes are currently looking for volunteer riders in the West Lancs area. Our West area serves Southport and Formby NHS Trust and operates between Ormskirk, Southport and Whiston Hospitals. On occasions, the riders also travel to the NHS Blood and Transplant unit in Speke to collect vital blood… Read more »


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£604.90 raised for McMillan at Dave Smiths 60th birthday

July 10th, 2016 in News

Photo: Dave Smith with guests Dave Smiths 60th birthday in aid of McMillan Dave Smith turned 60 and Volunteer Arms hosted a charity event in aid of McMillan (Saturday 18 June 2016). The event will be streamed live by Bill.I.Am and was a huge success. Bill.I.Am was supported by live bands food and raffles. A grand total of £604.90 was raised on… Read more »


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Southport Pleasureland, The Fun house – Its final laughs

July 10th, 2016 in News, Past

Southport Pleasureland. The Fun house – Its final laughs Ever since Southport Pleasureland closed back on September 5th 2006 the fun house has stayed open honouring parties and bookings that were made when the park was in operation. Unfortunately this all came to an end on the 31st March 2007 when the fun house held its final… Read more »


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A Southport Councillor seeks Funding Help from Westminster

July 10th, 2016 in News

Photo: Councillor David Barton in front of the promenade railings A Southport Councillor seeks Funding Help from Westminster Councillor David Barton has held urgent meetings with the planning department in relation to the issue of the promenade railings. He has revealed he has had talks with central government about ways in which the renovation of the railings – and other… Read more »


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OTS News rules in Southport according to latest figures

July 9th, 2016 in News

If you want to find out where the hottest and fastest Southport news is then OTS is the place to be. This Facebook insight shows that OTS News rules and knocks spots off all competition. OTS News permits readers to comment under many articles. Comments may be added from regular Facebook accounts (not ‘anonymous’ pseudonyms… Read more »


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Southport Service to mark a Centenary of the Battle of the Somme

July 9th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Southport Service to mark a Centenary of the Battle of the Somme In conjunction with the service, there is also a Somme 100 Remembrance display by Julie Gladwin with information about the battle, poems, local casualties, where some of the information is provided by The Royal British Legion and will be on display in the… Read more »


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CCTV appeal after Southport woman drops her late father’s watch

July 9th, 2016 in News

CCTV appeal after Southport woman drops her late father’s watch on Leyland Road CCTV has been released to help a Southport woman recover a watch that belonged to her late father. Joanne Cunningham lost her dad’s watch  outside her the nursing home they own on Leyland Road in Southport. The watch had just been collected… Read more »


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Fly-tipping concern as Labour expands three-weekly bin collections

July 9th, 2016 in News

Fly-tipping concern as Labour expands three-weekly bin collections A councillor who is concerned about the state of rubbish dumping in the town centre is also expressing concern that things might get worse. Local Lib Dem Deputy Leader Tony Dawson is a Councillor representing Southport‘s town centre. He is presently trying to get measures introduced by… Read more »


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Iron ladies or rusty bigots with big mouths

July 9th, 2016 in News

After the Brexit fight and Cameron’s promise to go, the cats’ claws are out for his job. I for one feel that the choices being tabled are pretty inadequate, to say the least. Let’s look at two leading contenders on offer  – Leadsom and May So Theresa May is in favour of diminished rights of… Read more »


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Huge traffic disruption in Kew, Southport as traffic lights fail

July 9th, 2016 in News

Huge traffic disruption in Kew, Southport as traffic lights fail Merseyside police has bee receiving a high number of callers reporting that the Temporary Traffic Lights at the new David Wilson Homes development on Town Lane, Southport have suffered a failure, resulting in significant congestion and traffic disruption in this area. Drivers are advised to avoid… Read more »


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Clamped on the roadside for over a month in Southport

July 9th, 2016 in News

Photo: Clamped on Portland Street, Southport, Thursday 26th May 2016 – 09 July This Ford focus that was clamped at the end of May still reamains on the roadside (Saturday 9 July 2016). More car tax dodgers clamped in Southport If you don’t pay your car tax, either intentionally or because you ‘just forget’, you need to… Read more »


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Panoramic Virtual Tour of Queenscourt Hospice

July 9th, 2016 in News

Business View 4 U Ltd are proud to announce that they have recently completed a 360o Business View™ Panoramic Virtual Tour of Queenscourt Hospice. As on-going supporters of Queenscourt they have provided this service completely free of charge. Steve Bibby (pictured) and his team visited Queenscourt Hospice earlier this year to carry out the photoshoot so that… Read more »


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Last Chance to Share Views on Southport’s Roads

July 9th, 2016 in News

Photo: Scarisbrick Street, Southport Last Chance to Share Views on Southport’s Roads There’s just a few weeks left to take part in an important survey on Sefton’s roads and footpaths. Hundreds of people have already completed the survey online and as the deadline has now been extended – Sefton Council hopes even more people will… Read more »


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Southport’s Six Time World Champion Golfer falls victim of car theft

July 9th, 2016 in News

Photo: 6 time World Amputee Golf Champion George Carter Southport’s Six Time World Champion Golfer falls victim of car theft Six time world amputee golfer George Carter’s car was from Lord Street, Southport last night (Friday 8 July 2016). Granddaughter, Charlotte Carter (pictured above) said: “We really need everyone’s help right now – My Grandads car was stolen… Read more »


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The Nightingale Choir perform in Wayfarers Shopping Arcade today

July 9th, 2016 in News, Whats On

The Nightingale Choir perform in Wayfarers Shopping Arcade today Today, Saturday 9th July between 2pm and 3pm, The Nightingale Choir are performing in the Wayfarers Shopping Arcade, Southport, raising funds for Queenscourt. If you’re in Southport, stop by, say hello and treat yourself to a wonderful choral performance.   Submit News Contact us with your community, business… Read more »


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Birkdale Village Fayre

July 9th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Photo: Birkdale resident, Chris Walker alongside his Vintage Aston Martin (2015) Birkdale Village Fayre Birkdale traders are putting on their annual Summer Fayre, on Saturday 6th August from 12pm until 5pm. Featuring all day entertainment, this includes: Food & Wine tasting, Meat & Fish BBQ, Live music/singers, Fashion Shows, Pets Parade Competitions, Victorian games, Classic… Read more »


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