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Man accused of leaking state secrets carried knives in Southport pubs

A security contractor accused of leaking state missile secrets carried a knife into two Southport pubs a court has heard.Defence contractor Simon Finch...
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Damien Moore votes against supporting 80% furlough pay for town employees

Damien Moore yesterday voted against supporting an 80% furlough pay scheme for Southport workers affected by coronavirus shutdowns, while abstaining from calls to support...
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Port match off due to opposition Covid-19 outbreak

Southport FC’s National League North match against Kettering has been postponed after a number of positive tests amongst opposition players.A Southport FC statement said:...

Family Club! Port manager Liam Watson signs son Niall

One of the worst-kept secrets in Southport is finally out, following confirmation that Niall Watson has signed for Southport FC.The young attacker, who is...

Southport’s league start in doubt after government spectators backtrack

Southport FC may not be able to start their National League North season after a Cabinet Minister all but confirmed fans would not be...

Year 11 sent home from Stanley High after “covid cases linked...

Stanley High School has confirmed that 2 "Covid cases linked to the school" have been reported.OTS has been contacted by several parents who said...
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What the new coronavirus regulations mean for Southport

Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced a host of new coronavirus restrictions for Merseyside yesterday following a drastic rise in new cases throughout the region.Here's...

‘Refugees Welcome’ march held at Town Hall, with counter far-right protest...

Anti-racism groups held a peaceful 'Refugees Welcome' demonstration on the steps of the Town Hall yesterday.A number of speakers gave speeches promoting tolerance and...

Hospital denies MP’s claim that Ormskirk Kids A+E will permanently shut...

Hospital bosses have been forced to deny a claim from West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper that the Children’s A+E department at Ormskirk will close...

Merseyside residents told that Fife is nearest Covid-19 testing centre

Merseyside residents are reporting that they were told that the nearest Covid-19 testing centre was in 250 miles away in Fife.While Sefton's two walk-in...

Council respond to Covid-19 sign vandalism

Sefton Council have spoken out after numerous signs promoting social distancing measures through the Covid-19 outbreak have been vandalised.In Southport Town Centre dozens of...

Tickets on sale for another Southport friendly

Tickets have gone on sale for another Southport FC away friendly.The Port will travel to Warrington Town, managed by former Port boss Paul Carden...

Port friendly against Huddersfield cancelled after opposition coronavirus tests

Tomorrow’s scheduled friendly fixture at the Pure Stadium between Southport FC and Huddersfield Town has been cancelled following Huddersfield’s latest COVID-19 test results.Huddersfield have...

Marine friendly could be SFC’s first game with fans since lockdown

Marine FC are expected to announce a friendly with Southport FC on Tuesday 25th August which could be the Sangrounder's first game with spectators...

Master Barber completes 1300 mile motorbike ride for Make-A-Wish

Dan Rix of Lord Street's Master Barber's Shop has completed a 1300-mile motorcycle ride around the UK in aid of the Make-A-Wish foundation.BarbersRide started...
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Hospital yet to confirm full reopening of Ormskirk Children’s A+E after...

OTS Exclusive: Hospital chiefs unable to confirm when children’s unit will resume normal hours The A&E department has now been closed overnight for...
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Local students await A-Level results amid grading confusion

Thousands of students from across the region will receive their A-Level results today, despite not sitting a single exam.However last-minute changes to grading are...
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Man arrested in Southport town centre for knuckleduster possession

A 52 year old man has been arrested for possession of an offensive weapon following an incident on Lord Street, Southport yesterday afternoon (6th...

Council clarify covid test centre location

Sefton Council have moved to clarify the location of the Covid-19 test centre at the Town Hall, after several reports celebrated a change of...

LIST | 97 Southport restaurants in Government’s 50% off scheme

97 Southport businesses have signed up to the Government's 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme.You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme...

Busy day at the Beach sees searches for TWELVE missing children

Lifeboat crews were involved in different searches for 12 missing children on a busy Friday at Ainsdale Beach.Crowds flocked to the seaside on the...

North West Film Archive seek lockdown life videos for historical preservation

The North West Film Archive is asking the public to submit videos of their experience of the Covid-19 pandemic to preserve for future generations.The...

Birkdale Park Nursing Home halts visiting amid ‘second wave’ concerns

Birkdale Park Nursing Home has temporarily halted visiting amid concerns of a second wave of Coronavirus, after areas of Greater Manchester had additional lockdown...

VIDEO | Paramotor pilot in dangerous Pier landing stunt

A paramotor pilot has completed a dangerous landing stunt by Southport Pier.Video shows the pilot fly close to ground level along the sea wall,...

Broken down train causing Merseyrail disruption

A broken down train on the Merseyrail network is causing major disruption on the Northern Line this morning.Services from Southport to Hunts Cross are...

Southport FC to resume competitive fixtures on October 3rd

Southport FC will return to competitive fixtures on Saturday, October 3rd.The Sandgrounder's first competitive fixture will be in the Emirates FA Cup Second Qualifying...

Family go into panic mode after accidentally locking baby in car

A family on a day out in sunny Southport got the fright of their lives today after their baby became trapped in their locked...
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Yobs batter Botanic swans in horrific stone attack

Sefton Police have confirmed they have attended an incident this evening where it was found youths were attacking swans with stones in Botanic Gardens.Sefton...

Man lucky to be alive after being struck by car

A man is lucky to be alive this morning after being struck by a car on Lord Street in the early hours.Emergency services attended...
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Sangrounders announce first friendlies ahead of 2020/21 season

Southport FC have announced they will play two pre-season friendlies away at Witton Albion and Nantwich Town.The Sandgrounders will play Witton Albion on Tuesday...