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Another Southport Woman Charged With Drugs Offences Following Thursday’s Raids

Eleventh Person Charged With Drugs Offences Following Operation Targeting Serious And Organised Crime In Sefton A woman has been arrested and charged following a police operation...

Southport’s ‘Rubbish Friends’ will be out tomorrow tackling the issue of...

Rubbish Friends are out again tomorrow Saturday 16th April. This time the team of volunteers will be tackling the  issue of litter under the Pier. As...

One of the nation’s best known poets ‘Simon Armitage’ to appear...

Photo: Simon Armitage, Credit / Paul Wolfgang WebsterOne of the nation’s best known, best loved and most popular poets, Simon Armitage,Sunday 8th May 2016.The Atkinson,...

Post box theft Churchgate Southport

Photo: The post box target by thievesPost box theft Churchgate SouthportMerseyside Police is appealing for vigilance around Royal Mail post boxes in the Southport...

RTC involving Biker in Hoghton Street Southport (otsnews.tv)

Photo: RTC Hoghton Street(1pm)The emergency services were called to the Union Street junction of Hoghton Street, Southport, at 1:00pm this afternoon (Saturday 10 April...

Trek to beach to vote in Ainsdale is cancelled – for...

Trek to beach to vote in Ainsdale is cancelled - for nowAinsdale voters will not now have to trek through the dunes to vote...

Concern for safety – Woman at Scarisbrick Hotel

Photo: Paramedic vehicle, Scarisbrick HotelConcern for Safety of woman in the Scarisbrick Hotel, Lord Street, SouthportEmergency services called the Scarisbrick hotel, at approximately 2:40pm this afternoon...

Barriers up and train goes past at Aughton Road Crossing

According to locals, the barriers were stuck in the “down” position for around two hours today after a train went past when barriers were up,...

Tornado Jet loaded with Bombs over Ainsdale

Photo: Tornado /Credit: Scott HarrisonTornado Jet loaded with Bombs over AinsdaleAt about 3pm this afternoon (23/3/16) a Tornado Jet was seen and heard going...
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Strong support for smokefree family events in Southport

Demand for smokefree events and spaces with children present is high in Sefton, according to a new survey. The survey, commissioned by Tobacco Free Futures,...

Hartill and his flight from Southport politics, but what’s behind it...

OTS News exclusiveTed Hartill has now decided that being an Ainsdale councillor is not really his cup of tea.He’s resigning as councillor in the...

Southport author releases new book

PAGAN HERITAGE - The Spiritual Birthright of the British IslesIn this exclusive study, the author continues on from where his successful last book on this subject, THE...

Southport Prince’s Trust Team 5 – Handover Presentation

Southport Prince’s Trust Team 5Handover Presentation - 26th February 2016On the 26th February the Southport prince’s trust team organized a Handover Presentation to show...

Sign – Sealed & Delivered

Councillor David Barton has welcomed the installation of a new ‘Welcome to Lord Street Gardens’ black and gold sign in the town centre.The sign,...

Booze-fuelled driver arrested following Guildford Road smash

Photo: RTC clean up, Guildford Road, SouthportBooze-fuelled driver arrested following Guildford Road smashMerseyside police were called to Guilford Road shortly after 9.45pm last night...

Sunbeam arrives in Southport ahead of Festival of Speed

The Sunbeam car that Sir Henry Seagrave broke the land speed record in has arrived at The Atkinson ahead of the Festival of Speed.In March 1926,...

UPDATE: Heathfield Road man charged with possession of cocaine and cannabis

Photo: Matrix on scene (10am)UPDATEMerseyside Police can confirm a man from Southport has been charged with possession of controlled drugs.A 39-year-old man, of Heathfield Road,...
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Southport’s Atkinson Shortlisted for the Liverpool City Region Awards

The Atkinson, Sefton’s home for music, history, art, literature, comedy and more has been nominated for a Liverpool City Region Award. The venue, run and...

UPDATE: Man in his 30s found dead in town centre flat...

Photo: Scientific support outside the Scarisbrick Street address (5pm)UpdateMerseyside Police can confirm enquiries are underway following the death of a man in Southport today...

Lord Street Amusement Arcade Saga set to end?

Photo: Cllr Tony Dawson outside The Lord Street Amusement ArcadeA decision is awaited any day now from the Planning Inspectorate in the long-running saga of...

Page set up to help Southport woman after brutal attack

Wounded Southport womanFriends of a Southport woman who had her face bitten have set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds so that Kate...

Southport man jailed for causing death by dangerous driving

Man jailed for causing death by dangerous drivingA man has been jailed for causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal collision in Scarisbrick...

Councillor’s Pride at Southport’s Festival of Speed Celebration

Councillor David Barton has spoken of his pride at being involved in the Southport Town Project which will be marked with a parade on...

SEFTON COUNCIL CHANGES ‘EXPENSIVE’ 0845 NUMBER AFTER SIX YEAR LONG CAMPAIGN

Photo: Successful Birkdale Lib Dem Cllr Simon ShawA campaign started by the local Citizens Advice Bureau back in 2009 asking for Sefton Council to...

Police appeal for information following late-night robbery at Croston pub

Photo: The Highfield on Southport Road - Credit GeographPolice are appealing for information after a safe and watches were stolen during a late-night robbery at...

Southport & District Craven Minor Football Results & Fixtures

Karen Potter Results Week Ending 14th February 2016Under 12 Joseph Jackson CupS&A Blue 9-0 Formby AthleticTrinity Blue 0-7 S&A Red Under 12Redgate Rovers 4-3 Phoenix Under 13...

Southport Lifeboat called out to 3 people in difficulty

CALL OUTSouthport Lifeboat was paged to a report of 3 people north of Southport pier in possible difficulty, Saturday 13 February.With the tide on...

Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme April 2016

Sefton Council is changing its Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS) from April 1, 2016. By law each financial year Sefton Council must consider whether...

R.I.P Peter Creegan (Southport)

It is with deep sadness to announce that local man Peter Creegan passed away suddenly today at the young age of 48 years, Thursday February 4...

3 Car Crash on Roe Lane, Southport

Photo: 3 car RTC Roe Lane, (2.30pm)The emergency services were called to Roe Lane following a report of a three car collision shortly after...