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Did gambler leave child in buggy outside Southport bookies while they went in to place a bet?

March 27th, 2015 in Featured News

A startling image has been sent in showing a baby abandoned outside a betting shop, Bispham Road, Southport. The photo was sent into OTSnews this morning and confirmed the child was still in the pram outside Ladbrokes shop, Friday 27 March 2015. The image sparked fears that the child’s mother or father had gone inside… Read more »


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Sefton wins top Local Government Award

March 17th, 2015 in News

Sefton Council was one of the winners at the Local Government Chronicle Awards when it picked up the Commissioning Pioneer Award. Over 900 of the most senior figures in British local government gathered in London to celebrate achievements and best practice across the sector. It is the 19th year of the LGC Awards, one of the… Read more »


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Ormskirk man on list of ‘most wanted’ fugitives in Spain

March 17th, 2015 in News

Police want to speak to (clockwise from top left): Mohammed Jahangir Alam, Anthony Dennis, Scott Hughes, David McDermott, Jayson McDonald, Paul Monk, Michael Roden, Shane Walford, Paul Buchanan and Carlo Dawson A convicted killer is among 10 of Britain’s most wanted fugitives believed to be on the run in Spain. The National Crime Agency (NCA)… Read more »


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50% of private householders in the NW could be at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning

March 17th, 2015 in News

50% of private householders in the NW could be at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning Appliances that can emit carbon monoxide, such as gas-fuelled cookers need regular servicing Appliances that can emit carbon monoxide, such as gas-fuelled cookers need regular servicing More than half of all homeowners and private renters in the North West are… Read more »


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Queenscourt Hospice Will Month 2015 in Southport

March 17th, 2015 in News

Solicitors in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire have teamed up with Queenscourt and are giving their time to write a standard Will or amend an existing one in return for a donation to the Hospice. Have you been putting off making or updating your Will? It’s a fact that over 70% of the UK population don’t have… Read more »


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Vandals Smash Meols Cop Bus Shelter

March 17th, 2015 in News

Photo: Meols Cop bus shelter Vandals have caused criminal damage smashing the window on a bus shelter on Meols Cop Road, Southport. The damage was caused when a window pane on a bus shelter situated close to Meols Cop High School was smashed over night (Monday/Tuesday 17 March 2015). Anyone with any information is asked to… Read more »


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Sky-high cost of housing preventing a quarter of 24-39 year olds from starting a family

March 17th, 2015 in News

The sky-high cost of housing is preventing nearly a quarter of 24-39 year olds from starting a family, new research shows. As a home of their own becomes a distant dream for many, figures from Shelter and YouGov show prospective parents across the UK are putting off having children because housing is so expensive, with… Read more »


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Merseyside Men that stole a Jaguar XFS from a Southport home sentenced to a total of 25 years

March 17th, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

Photo: Jack Hunter Merseyside Police can confirm that two men have been sentenced to a total of 25 years at Liverpool Crown Court, Monday, 16 March, in connection with a series of burglaries, aggravated burglaries targeting the Chinese community and cash in transit robberies which took place between November 2013 and February 2014. Jack Hunter, 20 years, formerly… Read more »


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Ormskirk man on top 10 list of most wanted Spanish fugitives

March 17th, 2015 in News

Wanted: David McDermott By: Tom Duffy An Ormskirk man accused of being a member of an organised crime gang involved in a conspiracy to supply 400 kilos of cocaine is believed to be on the run in Spain. Ten of Britain’s most wanted fugitives who are believed to be on the run were unveiled today…. Read more »


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Fire Sprinkler Week 2015 Focuses On Business Continuity And The Protection Sprinklers Offer

March 17th, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

Information days are being held during Fire Sprinkler Week for businesses across Merseyside to gain more details about how they can improve business continuity at their site by introducing sprinklers. The days are being offered as part of the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) Fire Sprinkler Week 2015. The theme of Fire Sprinkler Week is… Read more »


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Southbank Lawn Tennis Club Southport Offering Free Tennis Coaching at Club Open Day (March 21)

March 16th, 2015 in News, Sports

Southbank Lawn Tennis Club at the Rookery Sports Ground in Roe Lane is holding an Open Day on Saturday 21st March 2015 from 1 – 4pm. Free tennis taster sessions will be on offer and free coaching will also be available. All equipment will be provided. Just bring your own trainers. You could even try… Read more »


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VINCENT CAFE CALLS FOR HOSPITALITY AND CATERING STARS TO JOIN THE TEAM

March 16th, 2015 in News

Photo: Paul Adams Do you have what it takes to be part of an exciting addition to Liverpool’s vibrant dining scene? This May, The Vincent Café and Cocktail Bar opens its doors at Exchange Flags in Liverpool city centre. The team are looking to attract the best hospitality talent in Merseyside for this new 190 seat,… Read more »


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Southport Storm Fundraising Night a Success

March 16th, 2015 in News, Sports

By: Tracy Johnson Southport Storm is a newly formed Rugby League Club based at Tarleton Rugby Club. They are enjoying their first season in the North West counties league and are constantly improving and recruiting new players. The club already has an impressive number of supporters who attend home and away matches. They held their first… Read more »


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Richard Michell Retains Northwest U16 Epee Champion Title

March 16th, 2015 in News, Sports

Photo: Richard Michell (left) Retains Northwest U16 Epee Champion Title Yesterday at the Marshall Fencing Club in Oldham, Richard Michell, a pupil at Scarisbrick Hall School, successfully defended his under 16 epee title at the Northwest Youth Fencing Championships. For several weeks, it had looked as though this might have been a non-event, as Richard… Read more »


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Public welcome at Trust board meeting at Southport & Ormskirk NHS

March 16th, 2015 in News

Public welcome at Trust board meeting Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will hold its next board meeting on Wednesday 25th March at 9am. The meeting will be held in the Clinical Education Centre at Southport and Formby District General Hospital. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the meeting. Anyone with… Read more »


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Discuss the British Legions Services this Thursday (March 19)

March 16th, 2015 in News, Whats On

The Legion’s Advice and Information Officer, Sarah Abbotson, will be available at Byng House to discuss face to face the Legion’s services with anyone that may need help. This also includes: signposting people to other welfare services, discussing membership with those wanting to join the Legion and discussing any fundraising opportunities people may be interested… Read more »


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WWT Martin Mere says goodbye to Whooper swans as their migration back to Iceland begins

March 16th, 2015 in News

WWT Martin Mere says goodbye to Whooper swans as their migration back to Iceland begins With less than 1000 Whooper swans counted at the last dawn count at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, the next week is the last opportunity to come along and see these amazing birds on the mere before they migrate back… Read more »


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