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Southport FC secretary saves match after referee’s injury

Southport FC's James Tedford was forced to step in and save a National League North match on Saturday after an injury to the referee.The...

Ainsdale ‘village idiot’ graffiti artist returns with bridge message

A graffiti artist who continues to plague Ainsdale village with a series of anti coronavirus messages has struck again.

Southport Round Table to welcome Santa’s float in December

It’s been an unusual year but not even a worldwide pandemic will stop Santa from riding his sleigh around Southport this Christmas.The Southport Hesketh...

Marshside RSPB: Concern over nesting habitat destruction

Growing concerns from birdwatchers and other nature lovers are being raised over the manmade loss of valuable bird nesting habitat at RSPB Marshside.Large swaths...

Village tree ‘needs more love’ this Christmas

For the second year running traders in Birkdale village are feeling inadequate over their ‘permanent’ Christmas tree.The tree...

Jimmy Cricket to entertain at Galloway’s Christmas party

Sight loss charity Galloway’s has a jam-packed programme of virtual festive events for blind and partially sighted people next month.As well as a seasonal...

Local health worker thanks MP Moore after award nomination

Southport MP Damien Moore has announced the local health and care worker he has nominated for this year’s NHS Parliamentary Awards

Merseyrail to boost timetable as Southport enters Tier 2

From Saturday 5 December, services between Liverpool Central and Southport will be increased to a 15-minute frequency Monday to Saturday, with trains...

Dangerous ‘laughing gas’ canisters left littered in town centre

Southport is once again being hit by the laughing gas craze.Shocked runners around the Southport Theatre and Marine...

More Covid conspiracy stickers appear across town

Dangerous anti-mask and anti-vaccine campaigners have littered a busy Southport shopping park with conspiracy theory stickers:Shop windows across...

Southport pubs pull Christmas decorations after Tier 2 announcement

Two of Southport’s most famous pubs are lamenting the announcement the town is only in Tier 2 status, meaning they cannot reopen...

Young girl’s bike swiped from Manchester Road

A family of a distraught young girl are appealing for help after her bike was stolen.The black and...

‘Move!’: furious residents turn to paint plea in war on campervan

Angry residents of an apartment block in Southport have grown so tired of a seemingly abandoned campervan on their road that they’ve...
Damien Moore-otsnews

Less should be Moore! Campaigners call for MP pay freeze amid...

A campaign is gathering momentum to force through a pay freeze for MPs such as local politicians Damien Moore and Bill Esterson.

Ditch digital and shop local this Christmas, urge Southport BID

People are being encouraged to go out and support local shops, restaurants and other Southport businesses in the run-up to Christmas, in...

Campaigners call for hospital to reverse parking charge decision

Southport Labour has called upon the local hospital trust to rethink a decision to reintroduce parking charges at their sites in the town...

What causes kitchen sink leakage – 6 common reasons

Are you the judicious sort of person who doesn’t go things without digging the root cause of the problem? If yes, you are a...

3 NBA Prospects That Could Be Steals Of 2020 NBA Draft

The NBA Draft is just one week away, scheduled for Wednesday November 18th. With top players like Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, and James Wiseman...

How Seniors Can Beat Loneliness

Loneliness is one of the biggest problems facing seniors. As we age, it’s common to become isolated due to family and friends living far...

How businesses are adapting to Covid regulations

Increasing regulations are shaping the way we work and many companies are making adaptations to their business model to stay afloat. Here are some...

Should You Get a General or Specialized MBA?

If you feel a Master of Business Administration (MBA) is right for you, you’ll have to think about whether you want a generalized or...

5 Unwritten Rules of Successful Dating in Southport

There are rules to everything in life, be it work, socializing, and indeed dating. Many of these rules are based on experiences and may...

Skaters celebrate after £20k Southport investment confirmed

Local activist and skater Mike Marsh started a campaign recently to make much needed refurbishments to the skate park near Ocean Plaza. Local Labour Councillor Sean Halsall along with...

Pair assaulted in ‘unprovoked’ town centre attack

Do you recognise these two males?We believe they may have information that could help detectives investigating an assault...

Burst pipe floods Formby bypass – thousands of homes without water

Thousands of homes in Ainsdale, Freshfield and Formby are without water today after a burst pipe flooded the Formby Bypass.United Utilities said: "Our engineers...

Sefton Council launches brand new Winter Hub ahead of cold snap

Sefton Council is fully prepared and ready to grit nearly 470 kms of road across the borough this winter to keep its communities safe.Launched...

Visitor parking charges return to Southport and Ormskirk hospitals this weekend

Parking charges for visitors at Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals will resume this weekend.Blue badge holders will be able to park for free at Southport...

Police seek information on Southport teen missing for one week

We are appealing for help to find 15-year-old Lilly Heneghan who is missing from home.Lilly, from Southport, was last seen at 9pm on Thursday...

Southport enters second tier after drop in region’s virus cases

Southport is now in Tier 2 Coronavirus restrictions. Here is what that means for you.It follows a significant...

Serious RTC in Meols Cop causes main road closure

Police are investigating a serious road traffic collision in Meols Cop this morning.OTS News understands that a male has sadly lost his life in...