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In Pictures: Southport Air Show – last day

The September sunshine greeted the crowds, as the last day of Southport's 2017 Air Show got underway. https://youtu.be/8FtTOUU5LHs Watch the exciting moment as the Breitling wingwalker...

In Pictures: Southport Air Show 2017, Day 2

Once again, the weather held out for day 2 of the Southport Air Show... https://youtu.be/aZiiSw57CNc Sally B, the UK's last airworthy B-17 flying fortress thrilled the...

In Pictures: Southport Air Show 2017 – first evening

Friday the 15th  September 2017 saw the opening of the latest Southport Airshow. https://youtu.be/y9tDU__onbM The ever-popular Lancaster bomber and its Spitfire escort making a welcome appearance... https://youtu.be/aX3KtkEg6YU The...

Click Thunderclap before 7.00 pm today to support an increase in...

Childcare in England is grossly underfunded and many childcare settings and childminders have been forced into closure. Many of them rated as Outstanding by...

In Pictures: Ormskirk Motorfest – 27th August 2017

Photos and video by Jason Regan ... Car repairs, call Dave Elsby Motor Engineer mobile no 07980 713661 The show included an entry of 300 cars and motorcycles, plus a wonderful...

Health Secretary Hunt faces angry protesters at Southport Hospital

Health Secretary Hunt faces angry protesters at Southport Hospital Mr Hunt arrived later than anticipated at 12.24 pm. He was greeted with loud howls of...

In Pictures: Southport Flower Show – 19 August 2017

Once again the weather held out and although the show ground was wet the day stayed dry.. Pictures speak louder than words, so here are...

In Pictures: Southport Flower Show 2017

Despite the recent ferocious August rains, the 18th of the month remained largely dry and bright. This ensured a steady trickle of visitors to the Southport...

Red Arrows (filmed from Southport) flying over Blackpool

It's a long way over the Ribble Estuary to expect any useable photographic results of the Blackpool Air Show. Nevertheless, I shot some footage...

Pine Pixies Pre-School fun

Our end of term parties were enjoyed greatly, with the Teddy Bears' Picnic for the younger children and the Leavers' Party for the older...

In Pictures: Birkdale Village Summer Extravaganza 2017

5 August 2017 The event was organised by local traders from Birkdale Village. A variety of attractions on offer included live entertainment and fairground rides, along...

Formby Pre-School damage, situation revealed

I wrote an article reporting what I considered vandalism in my nursery setting. It has since transpired that the damage was done whilst a...

Pine Pixies Pre-School delighted with Ofsted result

Pictured above are some of the children at the setting with left to right: Catherine Regan, Registered Person, Co-Managers Martine Platt and Lynda Birtles...

Getting in a little too deep at Marshside

"Erm, what's this all about then?" A young bull decides to 'chance it' across the dark waters at Marshside.. https://youtu.be/3f8oAGoDKWw Heron seems quite unimpressed... Very pleased to reach...

Drones to be registered

The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft. It will affect anyone...

Should cats be allowed to roam free across our busy roads?

This controversial topic is one that needs addressing for the safety of cats and human road users too. Campaigners from the CatsMatter group have contacted OTS News. They stated: “Our...

When a UFO is not a UFO – updated

Once again, a strange phenomenon has created suspected UFO activity that is exciting the UK media. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4692558/Mysterious-ring-shaped-UFO-appears-M62.html Mysterious rings in the sky have provoked many theories,...

In pictures: Supercars of the Northwest – 9 July 2017

Car enthusiasts flocked to see a wide range of vehicles today, at Southport’s Victoria Park. Supercars of the Northwest https://www.facebook.com/SOTNorthwest/ Pat Regan © http://pat-regan.blogspot.co.uk/   

Pine Pixies Pre-School gardening fun

Pine Pixies Pre-School gardening fun The children at Pine Pixies Pre-School in Formby have been working hard on their gardening skills. Sunflowers, potatoes, radishes, runner beans,...

Eckersley’s Blinds Ltd proudly supporting local golfer and Southport Lifeboat

Eckersley’s Blinds is a Southport family-run business that has been established for over 20 years. We offer a wide and varied choice of internal and external...

In Pictures: Intercity Blues Band in Southport

https://youtu.be/uzt1JztywMM This afternoon the Intercity Blues Band entertained crowds on Southport's Lord Street. The band playing by the Diana Princess of Wales water fountain, in front of Southport...

In Pictures: Formby High School – Prom Night 2017

Formby High, Year 11 Prom Night... Initially meeting at the school, the students went on to the main event at Aintree Race Course. Pat Regan ©  http://pat-regan.blogspot.co.uk/    

Armed Forces Day, Southport 2017

Locals and visitors to the resort were treated with the Armed Forces Day spectacular. Grand music from the Band of the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment,...

In Pictures | Woodvale Rally 2017

Sights and sounds from Southport's Woodvale Rally Held at Victoria Park, Southport - 17th and 18th June 2017 http://www.woodvalerally.com/ Woodvale Rally is run by the 1st Southport...

The mysterious SS Chrysopolis, still holding her secrets in the Irish...

The SS Chrysopolis was stranded in February fog about 2.5 miles off Southport's Spencer's Bank, some time around the end of WW1. https://youtu.be/0U3V--M0Qm0 Dates and reports...

Ainsdale Discovery Centre flooded again

Once again, minor flooding has occurred this weekend following heavy rain at the Ainsdale Discovery Centre car park. If you live in Ainsdale - make...

Pre-school childcare community links

This term has seen some lovely community links for Pine Pixies Pre-School children and families. Chris who runs "Chris Toal Estate Maintenance" very kindly has donated...

Ainsdale Fun Day, 3 June 2017

Nice warm weather arrived for the 2017 Ainsdale Fun Day, which appeared to be very successful. Below are photos and videos from the popular event... https://youtu.be/jh8z3RV3lY8 Damon Noone,...

Sandbrook Way fly – tippers in evidence again

Once again, Sandbrook Way has been the target of unsightly fly-tipping. This brings the whole area down and is totally unnecessary. Various materials and rubbish...

Southport vigil for Manchester attack victims

Southport vigil for Manchester attack victims. A vigil was held this evening in Southport for victims of the Manchester Arena attack (Tuesday 24 May). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/23/manchester-arena-attack-22-killed-suicide-bomber-ariana-grande/ The Southport...

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