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UPDATE: Detectives trying to trace Southport man Adam Whitehurst are liaising with Lancashire Constabulary after the discovery of a man’s body

January 26th, 2015 in Featured News

Update as at 6.15pm, Monday, 26 January Merseyside Police can confirm that detectives trying to trace missing 34-year-old Adam Whitehurst from Churchtown in Southport are liaising with Lancashire Constabulary after the discovery of a man’s body on land in the Banks area on Saturday, 24 January. The body has not been formally identified and forensic tests… Read more »


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Merseyside Weather Warning To Motorists

January 14th, 2015 in News

A cold weather warning has been issued for Merseyside and a yellow warning of snow and ice is currently in place for parts of the North West. Merseyside Police is reminding the public that conditions for travel in parts of the area may be hazardous and that extra caution should be taken. If you are… Read more »


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VIDEO: Hesketh Park undergoes essential maintenance of footpaths

January 14th, 2015 in News

Hesketh Park undergoes essential maintenance of footpaths today (January 14 2015). The gardens and ornate fountains have been restored and reconstructed, to bring the park back to its former glory. Over the last few years the Park has undergone £3 million of improvement works, funded from a variety of sources including the Heritage Lottery Fund.  … Read more »


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Half Price BMW Bikes at Halliwell Jones Southport for OTS news readers

January 14th, 2015 in Deals, News

Halliwell Jones have a quite amazing deal on some limited supply BMW Bicycles. These bikes retailed at £899 until very recently and the new model was launched. The Halliwell Jones Show have three available for immediate delivery and there are lots still available to order While supply lasts we are able to retail these at… Read more »


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The dizzying decline of Britain’s local newspapers: do you want the bad news, or the good news?

January 14th, 2015 in News

By Ian Burrel  The latest print circulation figures for Britain’s regional newspapers appear to show an industry driven to the precipice and staring at imminent extinction. Sales are in freefall – down by an average of 13.5 per cent year-on-year in the first half of 2014. The poor South Wales Argus fell by an eye-watering… Read more »


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UPDATE: The 56 year old Southport man that was arrested suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed

January 14th, 2015 in News

Above: Andrew Birch from Skelmersdale who died in the crash The 56 year old man from Southport who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed pending further enquiries until 15 April 2015. OTSnews will provide regular updates as further information becomes available from Merseyside Police. Southport man arrested as fresh appeal launched a week after fatal… Read more »


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Eric’s Weekly Bin Scheme was ‘useless Rubbish’

January 14th, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

Not one single council, Labour Tory or Lib Dem, uses Eric Pickles’ £250 million fund to restore weekly bin rounds. The only local authority who considered move decided not to go ahead because it was too expensive. Stoke-on-Trent Council, which was awarded £14.3million from Mr Pickles’ bin collection fund , nowsays that ‘the money won’t… Read more »


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Appeal to Resort employers as new figures underline importance of workplace safety

January 14th, 2015 in News

Appeal to Merseyside employers as new figures underline importance of workplace safety. Britain’s safety watchdog is marking its 40th anniversary with an appeal for Merseyside businesses to make the wellbeing of workers their top priority for the new financial year. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is highlighting new figures which show that three people lost… Read more »


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Southport’s Plan B Kick Start The New Year With A Huge Breakfast Networking Attendance

January 14th, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

Wow those in Plan B really demonstrated that 2015 is going to be an outstanding year of networking as the group goes from strength to strength. 27 eager business attended the first Plan B event of the year including 7 guests keen to see what the freshest and most vibrant networking group is all about. Rob… Read more »


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King George V College Southport Announces New Chair Of Governors

January 13th, 2015 in News

KGV announces new chair of governors King George V College (KGV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Julian McInerney as the new Chair of Governors of the college’s Board. Adele Wills, Principal at KGV, said Mr McInerney was chosen for the role after sitting on the board of governors for five years. “On behalf… Read more »


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This man could have vital information about Ormskirk bag theft

January 13th, 2015 in News, Uncategorized

Do you recognise this man? British Transport Police is appealing for help from the public after a handbag was stolen from Ormskirk Station at around 11.10am on Sunday, 28 December. Investigating officer PC Peter Herbert said: “The victim had left her bag by the exit of the booking hall while she bought her ticket. A… Read more »


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Southport in John Winn Win Situation

January 13th, 2015 in News, Sports

By Graham Ellis Southport 1st XV win the John Winn Cup for the first time in years after completing the league double over Ormskirk. Likewise the 2s, but 3s defeated. The John Winn Cup is contested between Southport and Ormskirk First XVs in memory of the legendary John Winn who served both clubs with great… Read more »


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Stars to open new Queenscourt Charity Shops

January 13th, 2015 in News

Stars to open new Queenscourt Charity Shops in our area.  Due to our continued need to raise funds in order to support patients and their families at a difficult time, Queenscourt are expanding the number of retail shops across the areas in which we provide services.  We have opened two additional shops in December and January 2015.  The details of… Read more »


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Southport residents will now have Green waste bins collected every three weeks

January 13th, 2015 in News

From March the Green Bin collection will become every 3 weeks in Sefton. There will be no collections of green garden waste at all during December – February Green (garden) waste collection arrangements. Members will recall that approval was given to defer charging for green waste collections and introduce a plastic and cardboard collection service to… Read more »


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Southport College Courses commence 26 January 2014

January 13th, 2015 in News, Whats On

Late night enrolment at Southport College Wednesday 14 January until 7.00pm Courses for adults begin week commencing 26 January 2014 at Southport College and start from just 2 hours a week.  There is a wide range of courses available including accountancy, computing, brickwork & decorating for beginners, electrical installation and photography. Their team of experienced and… Read more »


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Southport A & E Under Pressure

January 13th, 2015 in News

Southport and Formby Hospital performance data The additional pressures of cold weather, norovirus and flu have an impact on all A&E departments across the UK. This link allows you to find out how the NHS is doing. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25055444 Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 or 07930717137 Email ots@otsnews.co.uk Twitter… Read more »


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UDATE: Passenger left fighting for his life after high speed crash Southport

January 13th, 2015 in News

Serious RTC Waterloo Road Southport Update A car passenger was left fighting for his life in hospital after a high speed crash on Waterloo Road Southport last night. OTS News understands the car was being chased by police at time of the accident. Three males were in the Audi S3, one was taken to Southport… Read more »


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