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“Awesome” R.E.M tribute band heads for Southport’s Fox and goose

December 8th, 2016 in News, Whats On

“Awesome” R.E.M heads for Southport’s Fox and goose Celebrate the best of R.E.M. as tribute band heads for the Fox and goose, Southport. Legendary R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has called the band “awesome” R.E.M. disbanded in 2011 but Stipe continue to step up to honour the songs and style of R.E.M having been named after… Read more »


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Aintree at Ainsdale’s Arion Christmas meet

December 6th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Aintree at Ainsdale’s Arion Christmas meet Aintree Circuit Club are again delighted to invite you our monthly mid-week informal Classic Car Meet to be hosted at The Arion at Ainsdale, Kenilworth Road, Ainsdale, PR8 3PH. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter  www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable… Read more »


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Meols Ward Councillors Councillors Advice Centre

December 5th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Meols Ward Councillors Councillors Advice Centre  Saturday 10th December             Meols Ward Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton will be holding their next Advice Centre on Saturday 10th December. They will be available from 11am-12noon at Crossens School, Rufford Road, to assist residents with any local issues, problems… Read more »


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Southport Hesketh Round Table Christmas Float Tour 2016

December 3rd, 2016 in Whats On

Southport Hesketh Round Table Christmas Float Tour 2016 Southport Hesketh Round Table Christmas Float will touring the streets of Southport as from Monday 5th December. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter  www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news… Read more »


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Everything you need to know about the 2016 Southport Christmas Parade

November 30th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Everything you need to know about the 2016 Southport Christmas Parade Date Sunday 4th December 2016 When Southport Business Improvement District (Southport BID) cancelled the Christmas parade last year, Adam Brown decided to hold a much bigger and better parade due to the demand of the towns residents. Organiser Adam told OTSNews.co.uk “We have an… Read more »


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Byng House Christmas Fayre

November 28th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter  www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it [email protected] relying only… Read more »


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Cork Jackets and Drill at The Atkinson Southport

November 27th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Cork Jackets and Drill at The Atkinson Southport 19th December 7.30pm  The Atkinson in Southport is the venue for a presentation of Corkjackets and Drill and tells the story through new original songs and narration, of the 1886 Southport Lifeboat Disaster – A disaster which claimed the lives of the crew of the St Anne’s lifeboat… Read more »


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Southport’s Cask ale and craft beer street party

November 27th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Southport’s Cask ale and craft beer street party Tap and Bottles in Cambridge Walks, Chapel Street Southport is hosting it’s first cask ale and craft beer street party. The beer bar and bottle shop has taken over the Cambridge Arcade in Southport for three days which started on Friday, November 25. The festival will offer over 75 beers… Read more »


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Everything Christmas at The Learning Rooms at Four Seasons

November 26th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Photo: Christmas at Four Seasons Everything Christmas at The Learning Rooms at Four Seasons Real trees along with everything else Christmas at The Learning Rooms at Four Seasons, Birkdale, Southport. Manager, Ruth Wareing said:  Come along tea with Father Christmas on Thursday 14th December from 6pm. To book your place telephone (01704) 551521 Ruth added, “The… Read more »


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Miss Southport to switch on Ainsdale Christmas Tree Lights

November 25th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Miss Southport to switch on Ainsdale Christmas Tree Lights We are delighted to announce that the current Miss Southport, Chloe Brown will be in Ainsdale to switch on the Main Christmas Tree Lights on Thursday 1st December at 6pm Station Road, Ainsdale There will be lots of fun for everyone, we will be having music… Read more »


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CAROLINE AHERNE DISCOVERY AT LOL COMEDY CLUB

November 25th, 2016 in News, Whats On

CAROLINE AHERNE DISCOVERY AT LOL COMEDY CLUB  In 1998 Smug Roberts he released the novelty anthem “Meat Pie, Sausage Roll (Come on England, Gi’s a Goal)” as “Grandad Roberts”. Both the character and song stemming from his afternoon radio show on Key 103 and subsequent stand up comedy routine. Three years prior to that Smug… Read more »


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The Grasshopper will celebrate Lancashire Day

November 25th, 2016 in News, Whats On

The Grasshopper will celebrate Lancashire Day The Grasshopper,70,Sandon Road, Southport will be celebrating Lancashire Day on Sunday, November 27 with a selection of traditional Lancashire beers,Lancashire hot pot and Lancashire Quiz (7.30pm). The Proclamation will be read by Stuart Elliott at 9-00pm followed by the loyal toast to the Queen,Duke of Lancaster. There will be a… Read more »


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Carols & Capers 2016 Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band

November 24th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Carols & Capers 2016 Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band Following the hugely popular 25th anniversary Christmas tour, renowned folk singer Maddy Prior joins up once again with the Carnival Band during the Festive Season for their unique celebratory show “Carols & Capers”. Together they mix renaissance, modern and ethnic instruments with a refreshing cavalier… Read more »


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Ainsdale Christmas Switch On

November 24th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Ainsdale Christmas Switch On  The Ainsdale Christmas event will be on 1st December on Station Road starting about 4.30. The lights on the main Christmas Tree located in the garden of Ainsdale Village Church will be switched on at 6pm. The event will showcase music and singing provided by the Salvation Army, Richard Hart Singers… Read more »


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The Chrysanthemum and Gardening Society Meeting

November 23rd, 2016 in News, Whats On

The Chrysanthemum and Gardening Society Meeting The Chrysanthemum and Gardening Society will have its next meeting at Lords Street West Church Hall on Wednesday November 30th, from 20.00 hours until approx. 22.00 hours.  All are welcome and non members are asked for a contribution of £2 which is deductible should you decide to join the… Read more »


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Southport Hospital hold baby and child Christmas remembrance service

November 23rd, 2016 in News, Whats On

Southport Hospital hold baby and child Christmas remembrance service Two hospitals will be offering support again to families remembering lost loved ones in the weeks before Christmas. The Baby and Child Remembrance Service will be held at Ormskirk hospital and led by the Trust chaplain, the Rev Martin Abrams. “The run up to Christmas can… Read more »


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Southport School to host ASC Event at The Ramada Hotel

November 23rd, 2016 in News, Whats On

Southport School to host ASC Event at The Ramada Hotel  Presfield High School is running and ASC Event at The Ramada Hotel in Southport on Tuesday 29th November.  It will be a great CPD opportunity for professionals, as well as a rare chance for parents and carers to hear about life with ASC from renowned speakers… Read more »


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Volunteering Opportunities

November 20th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Volunteering Opportunities Volunteers make a hugely valuable contribution to the management of Sefton’s beautiful coast and countryside. Regular volunteers get involved in every aspect of our work and that of our partners. such as practical tasks, helping collect litter, talking to visitors, leading guided walks, monitoring wildlife or just being our extra ‘eyes and ears’… Read more »


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Everything you need to know about southport’s Christmas light Switch

November 18th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Everything you need to know about southport’s Christmas light Switch  The Christmas light Switch On will take place Saturday, November 19 on Lord Street, Southport. The switch on across the town and the Christmas tree in the Town Hall Gardens will lit up at 5.30pm. The festive fun will start from 1pm with Santa, real life reindeer,… Read more »


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Tree up – So when will it be lit up?

November 15th, 2016 in News, Whats On

This years Christmas tree has now been erected in the Town Hall Gardens.  On Saturday 19th November the Christmas lights switch on event will take place with Lord Street being closed to traffic from the monument to Eastbank Street. Brought to you by Southport BID and hosted by Smooth Radio there will be plenty of… Read more »


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Opportunity to discuss the Legion’s services

November 14th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Opportunity to discuss the Legion’s services 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… Read more »


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The North Pole is coming to Southport

November 14th, 2016 in News, Whats On

The North Pole is coming to Southport Get up close and personal with real life reindeers, meet Father Christmas and enjoy free festive entertainment! On Sunday 27th November, shoppers will step into the magic of Christmas at Central Twelve Shopping Park. With a visit from Father Christmas, his reindeer and elves, this will be a… Read more »


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FREE heart screening at Goodison Park, Everton FC – Saturday 12th November 2016

November 11th, 2016 in News, Whats On

FREE heart screening at Goodison Park, Everton FC – Saturday 12th November 2016 Did you know that a minimum of 12 apparently healthy young people collapse and die EVERY WEEK in the UK from an undiagnosed heart condition? On Saturday 12th November 2016 the Vital Signs Foundation (VSF) are delivering a FREE Heart Screening program… Read more »


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Silcocks sponsored Southport Santa Sprint – Dec 11 2016

November 11th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Silcocks sponsored Southport Santa Sprint – Dec 11 2016 On Sunday 11th December Southport will become a sea of red when hundreds of Santa’s dash around the seafront for Queenscourt Hospice in the annual Southport Santa Sprint. The event which is sponsored by the Silcock Leisure Group starts at 11am from the Carousel on Southport… Read more »


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Star Wars and Dinosaurs – Just Part of The Atkinson’s One Big Day

November 10th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Star Wars and Dinosaurs – Just Part of The Atkinson’s One Big Day It’s that time of year again when Christmas music starts to be heard and mince pies creep into the shops. But more importantly on Saturday19 November its Southport’s Christmas Light Switch on Day and The Atkinson invite you to be at the… Read more »


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Ian Siegal Band: The Twentyfive Tour

November 10th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Thursday 10 November 2016, 8:00 pm, The Atkinson – Studio Clubstyle, £15 plus booking fee. BUY TICKET Ian Siegal Band: The Twentyfive Tour Ian Siegal is often described as the most compelling and admired contemporary Blues artiste to have come out of Britain since the icons of the sixties. In 2016 he celebrates 25 years of touring with his… Read more »


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Meols Ward Councillors Advice Centre

November 9th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Meols Ward Councillors Advice Centre     Meols Ward Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton will be holding their next Advice Centre on Saturday 12th November 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… Read more »


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St Peter’s Church Birkdale Christmas Fair

November 8th, 2016 in News, Whats On

St Peter’s Church Birkdale Christmas Fair  Sat 19th November, 10.30am-2.30pm, 50p entry for over 16s St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Road Southport, Birkdale. Christmas Fair at St Peter’s Church with something for all the family to do and see! Crafts to buy and make, delicious cakes, a tremendous tombola with hundreds of prizes, bargain books and… Read more »


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Weather forecast good for Southport’s Charity Fireworks and Bonfire event

November 5th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Weather forecast good for Southport’s Charity Fireworks and Bonfire event  Southport Hesketh Round Table (SHRT) hosts their annual Charity Fireworks and Bonfire night; the family friendly event returns to Victoria Park on Saturday 5 November, 2016. Adult tickets are £7, its only £3 for accompanied under-11s and children under five years old are free!  To… Read more »


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CROSSENS VILLAGE TO HAVE A CHRISTMAS TREE AFTER AN ABSENCE OF OVER 20 YEARS

November 1st, 2016 in News, Whats On

Photograph (left to right) Cllr John Dodd, Elaine Price and Alice Thompson from Crossens Community Association, Cllr Nigel Ashton. CROSSENS VILLAGE TO HAVE A CHRISTMAS TREE AFTER AN ABSENCE OF OVER 20 YEARS Local Councillors John Dodd and Nigel Ashton have thanked Crossens Community Association for contributing £750 towards the installation cost of a Christmas tree for the village. The Tree… Read more »


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Aintree at the Arion Ainsdale – Motorsport Quiz night

October 27th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Aintree at the Arion Ainsdale – Motorsport Quiz night  If it is true that time flies when you are having fun, the guys at Aintree Circuit Club must be a pretty happy bunch.   After three successful meetings to the Arion at Ainsdale, already it is time for the next.   ‘Since moving our monthly… Read more »


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Spookport Parade Southport

October 27th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Spookport, Southport’s unique Halloween Festival is back for 2016, with more spooky, ghoulish goings on than ever before. Strange, ghostly and spine tingling events have been going on for months, and they continue to build as we get closer to All Hallow’s Eve and the spirits come out to play….. Spookport Parade Join us on Lord… Read more »


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Spookport Halloween Parade = BBQ with ‘Readysteadychef’ Chris Stead

October 25th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Spookport Halloween Parade = BBQ with the ‘Readysteadychef’ Chris Stead Going to the Spookport Halloween Parade?? then come to our Halloween BBQ night at the Metro on Friday 28th October supplied by the fantastic ‘Readysteadychef’ Chris Stead Just £5 for the BBQ and great music on all night. 6pm till late. For more information or… Read more »


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Southport resident invited to lantern carnival celebration

October 21st, 2016 in News, Whats On

Southport residents are being invited to a Halloween event with a difference on Monday October 31st.   Southport Community Centre on Norwood Road is staging a family-friendly alternative to the normal spooky activities in the form of its first-ever Lantern Carnival which takes place between 5pm-7pm.   Centre staff say the free event is aimed… Read more »


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Southport Melodic Jazz-end of season Double Bill at The Royal Clifton Hotel

October 21st, 2016 in News, Whats On

Phot0: Andy Prior and Pete Long. Southport Melodic Jazz celebrates it’s end of 2016 season with a bumper double bill concert at Southport’s Royal Clifton Hotel.  Matinee concert at 2 pm ends 4.30 Balmoral Suite on Sunday 11th December 2016 “Frank, Ella and Basie” with Swingtime Big Band Playing the music from the Count Basie… Read more »


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