Southport Labour has called upon the local hospital trust to rethink a decision to reintroduce parking charges at their sites in the town and Ormskirk.The charges will come back into force from December 1st it's been announced by Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, after spending £325,000 on a high-tech automatic number plate recognition...
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 thousand times better from others who just temporarily nip the issue and again stuck with bigger problems.This is the same with kitchen sink leakage problems that remain unnoticed and silently kill the sink. We just...
There are rules to everything in life, be it work, socializing, and indeed dating. Many of these rules are based on experiences and may not necessarily be cast in stone. On dating online and making love connections, unwritten rules factor in profile creation, chatting etiquette, and of course, safely planning how to meet. You can follow 5 unwritten rules...
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 Cabinet Member Cllr Ian Moncur have delivered on the much-needed investment.Cllr Halsall said “Investment in these spaces are absolutely welcomed, the towns young people need spaces to socialise and engage in sports in a safe environment. Its positive that...
Do you recognise these two males?We believe they may have information that could help detectives investigating an assault in Southport on 30 August this year.It was reported a man, 31, and woman, 28, were assaulted in an unprovoked attack on Waverley Street at around 1.10am that day.The male victim...
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 have attended to a report of damage to the water network, which is affecting customers in the L37 area. We’ve now turned off your water supply to prevent any more water being wasted and to...
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 from the local authority's brand new 'Gritting HQ', Sefton Council's Highways team have quietly prepared a fleet of special vehicles and a staggering 3,500 tonnes of gritting salt ahead of any major temperature drops in...
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 19 November.She is described as a white with a tanned complexion, 5ft 2in tall, of medium build, with shoulder-length brown hair, and brown eyes.Lilly is known to frequent Southport town centre.Anyone who has seen Lilly...
Southport is now in Tier 2 Coronavirus restrictions. Here is what that means for you.It follows a significant drop in virus cases in the Liverpool City Region.This is for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of  infections, where some additional restrictions need to be in place.
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 the accident overnight on the junction of Norwood Road and Hart Street.Witnesses reported paramedics and police in the area at 3:00am, and police were still investigating at 7:00am.Norwood Road is currently closed between Hart Street...
A staple of Southport’s town centre hospitality sector is now looking for new management.Rueter’s Bar & Grill, owned by Punch Breweries, are looking for a new managing tenant to take over the Hoghton Street building in 2021.However the salary may put off most seasoned publicans with just under £14,000...
Dozens of furious and stunned care workers across Southport have written to OTS News to say they have been informed by public health bosses against putting up Christmas decorations this year.They allege the ‘festive ban’ is a way of controlling the spread of Coronavirus.One worried staff member at a...
Two litters of adorable puppies have been stolen in a suspected premeditated theft from a family farm on the outskirts of SouthportThe puppy’s Furious owners have deceived the pup’s mothers as being completely heartbroken and distraught by the ordeal and are pleading for the safe return of the pups immediately.
Southport residents can now get access to mass asymptomatic testing for the coronavirus, but will need to travel to Aintree to get it.Residents can now get a coronavirus test even if they don’t have the COVID-19 symptoms, at Aintree Racecourse.You don’t need an appointment. Just go to the walk-through...
Southport residents are being urged to revive the spirit of the Thursday night clap for the NHS by calling on their MP to support a fair pay rise for nursing staff.It follows the announcement from Rishi Sunak that there would be a boost to pay for NHS staff. However the pressure is now...
Bates Farms and Dairy in Southport is set to expand its business operations in the Birkdale area.Subject to the Company obtaining planning permission, Sefton Council will sell 0.75 acres of its freehold land at Broome Road to the Company. This will enable Bates’ to meet its need to create a larger yard for...
Ronnies Bistro and Bar on Southport’s Bold Street is due to be auctioned next month by auctioneer Pugh, as part of a sale of more than 100 properties and plots of land.The well-known Italian restaurant which closed earlier this year has been given a guide price of £175,000. It covers 3,500...
Southport BID is replacing names on the Southport Nutcrackers which have unfortunately been removed by vandals. Five of the 12 statues in Southport were targeted. Southport BID CEO Rachel Fitzgerald said: “It is sad to see that anyone would vandalise our Southport Nutcrackers, which are here to bring some Christmas cheer...
A huge sinkhole opened up today in a busy road in Formby.The huge sinkhole emerged after water began massing in a underground gap below the carriageway on Gores Lane in Formby today.The hole was so big fire crews were called to immediately make the area safe.
Mindless vandals have turned their hand to amateur gardening in the early hours of this morning, tearing up planters in Southport Town Centre.In the latest act of petty vandalism in the town, following destruction of cycle lane bollards on Hoghton Street, bored yobs have now taken to ripping up expensive planters on London Street.The road is now littered with...
Southport is thought to be heading back into Tier 3 restrictions once the National lockdown ends next week, with pubs and restaurants set to remain closed.It’s been reported the Liverpool City Region will return to its former Tier 3 measures without exception according to regional health chiefs.Shops, gyms, hairdressers,...
Two local Conservative candidates have criticised Sefton Council over the town cycle lane schemes.A press release distributed by the Southport Conservatives said: "At an already difficult time for businesses in Southport, the cycle lanes that have been installed are just another example of how out of touch certain members of Sefton Council are in terms of trading conditions for...
Southport Skate Park will be repaired in the coming weeks after campaigners called the on the Council to conduct essential maintenance on the facility.Mike Marsh has confirmed that Fearless Ramps have received instruction to repair the park, with work expected to begin in around 6 weeks time. Mike said on Facebook: "Fearless Ramps messaged me this morning to say they...
Friends of Real Lancashire (FORL) are reaching for the skies in their celebration of “Lancashire Day” on Friday 27th November this year. As founders of Lancashire Day 25 years ago, the voluntary organisation takes the lead in protecting, promoting and preserving the true identity of Lancashire.It was on the 27th November 1995 that the late Peter Thurnham MP for...
Southport 24 Hour A&E unit marked for closure
People are being encouraged to submit questions to directors of their local hospital trust at new-style board meetings.Board members of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust have been meeting virtually since the spring because of Covid-19 restrictions. Since October they have been able to reopen meetings to the public thanks to online broadcast technology.Trust chair Neil Masom said: “The...
A prominent campaigner for the heritage of Southport has raised an open proposal to prospective investors regarding capitalizing on some of the town’s most well recognized Victorian architecture that could restore the lost economic fortunes of the town and lead to it increasing its chances at receiving the maximum funding possible from its various funding grant applications moving forwards.Mr....
Christmas Trees at the famous Wallpaper John's shop on Forest Road are now available.Cheer yourself up from the lockdown gloom by getting into the festive season early this year!Trees range from £35-£70 and free local delivery is available.Orders can be placed by visiting Wallpaper John's or calling 01704 537807.For more information visit: Wallpaper John's Facebook Page Wallpaper John's Twitter Page or wallpaperjohn.co.uk
Leading Wedding Photographer Matthew Rycraft, who launched his Christmas Photoshoots in Birkdale announces last few remaining slots for December.Make the holiday season extra special with a unique Christmas photoshoot right here in Southport, produced by an award-winning studio and photographer.Mathew Rycraft’s Christmas photoshoots will be a magical experience and...
Karolina Pakenaite, a deafblind woman from Southport in Merseyside, has been shortlisted for an award by the national disability charity, Sense. The nomination recognises Karolina’s efforts to raise awareness about face covering exemptions after she was subjected to verbal abuse earlier this year.Karolina, 24, who is partially deaf and blind due to Usher Syndrome, has been shortlisted for the...
Schools in Southport are on high alert after a man in a transit van reportedly kept slowing his vehicle down as he followed a schoolgirl in a frightening manner as she walked home.A warning over stranger danger has been issued to parents across the town after a young girl was approached by a...