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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...

General Election candidates could save childcare funding crisis

Childcare funding is a major concern across the country for many different types of providers. Nurseries, pre-schools, childminders, day nurseries, schools are all struggling...

After John Pugh’s extensive political reign, what next?

Southport Tories, desperately seeking a candidate! With Southport’s prestigious political seat up for grabs, the local Tories are reported to be doing the Headless chicken...

30 hours funding plan brings childcare crisis

In September 2017 the Government is bringing in the start of the 30 hours 'free childcare'. Whilst 15 hours is offered to all children the...

Southport Theatre grot – spot: definitely seen better days

Behind the main road appearance, things are not quite so wonderful. Crumbling plaster and exposed brickwork greet passers-by. Rotting columns at the Lakeside Entrance, well past...

Sub sighting off Ainsdale beach creates concern

Local sea fisherman, Berthold Konrad, thought he’d had one too many beers this morning. While fishing on the beach with his wife Ingmar, the couple...

Fly Tipping end of Meadow Lane, Ainsdale

Total disrespect for the environment and local community  is again evident, as more fly-tipping is discovered on land behind Meadow Lane. Furniture has been dumped...

Marina Lake Southport – crumbling walls and graffiti

Dilapidated broken walls and corroded metal railings greet visitors to the classic resort, opposite Morrison’s store. Southport’s Marine Lake has been a popular attraction since...

Accident in Formby, Duke Street

Several vehicles were involved in an accident this morning at the bottom of Formby Bridge and Duke Street. https://youtu.be/CiMlVLrVJE4 The road was cordoned off and traffic...

Southport Today: a great town, so long as you have a...

Southport is a classic resort and it's a fantastic place to live in or visit. Nevertheless, like other places it does have its issues. Homelessness...

Masked shoppers in ASDA create public alarm

This morning shoppers in Southport’s ASDA supermarket were somewhat alarmed to see a large group of young people rushing around the store wearing what...

Pine Pixies Pre-School’s Forest School Trip

Pine Pixies Pre-School children recently went on a Forest School trip to the local woods behind St Luke's Church in Formby. St Luke's School staff...

Pine Pixies Pre-School, Formby Library trip

Pine Pixies Pre-School children recently went on a trip to Formby Library. Some liked to read. While some just felt like 'chilling out'... The librarian very...

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