Residents in Southport town centre are being urged to be vigilant after a man was caught on camera allegedly trying to steal identity data from piles of bin bags The unidentified male was caught by a concerned resident of Princes Street this evening shortly after 7.30pm when they noticed the man ripping up bin bags and removing paperwork before quickly...
The Atkinson have confirmed that the theatre, art gallery and cultural venue is preparing to reopen 'very soon'. A statement on The Atkinson website said: "We are currently waiting for all the necessary safety clearances to be passed in line with government guidance. "Please be assured that we are working hard to make our building as safe as possible, ready to...
Dog owners on the coastline fear their pets might have fallen ill after ingesting a suspicious substance on Ainsdale beach. A number of dogs fell ill shortly after walking along the beach near to Ainsdale Nature Reserve and Pine Woods sparking fears of a suspected poisoning. In one severe case a dog fell so ill it suffered convulsions and vomiting after...
The Chair of a North West care home group has slammed comments made by the Prime Minister suggesting care homes could be partially responsible for excess COVID-19 deaths. Jonathan Cunningham, Registered Care Manager of Birkdale Park Nursing Home and Rosebank Care Home in Southport said the comments were "abhorrent". Mr Cunningham is also the Chair of the North and South Sefton...
Sefton Council have responded after a Facebook campaign to save Southport Theatre gained 1,700 members in under 36 hours. Lisa Lea Kelly, a former employee of the theatre, started the campaign on Sunday morning to an overwhelming response. Asked about the group and the current situation regarding the STCC, a Sefton Council spokesperson told OTS: "The operation of Southport Theatre and...
Happy couple Stephen and Nicola Pendleton celebrate getting married at Waterloo Town Hall.
Sefton is once again saying ‘I do!’ to weddings in the borough thanks to the hard work of local authority registrars. While social distancing rules remain in place for everyone’s safety, the council are once more able to offer weddings for those couples who had their ceremony put on hold at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This morning (Monday, July...
Southport 24 Hour A&E unit marked for closure
Originally posted on: https://www.damienmooremp.com/news/southport-hospital-cancer-hub-services-should-be-restored-urgently-says-damien-moore-mp MP Damien Moore is pressing for the urgent reopening of the cancer treatment hub at Southport Hospital. The Southport MP has been contacted by a number of concerned cancer patients in his constituency who revealed their upset at having to endure two-hour round trips for daily Chemotherapy treatment at Aintree Hospital in Liverpool throughout the past four...
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Lancashire Police have announced that a number of firearms officers will be conducting training across the North West today. Officers will wear plain clothes but can be identified police caps. Lancashire Police say: "The exercise is nothing to worry about and is simply part of their ongoing training. "The training will start in Preston, but the officers involved could end up anywhere...
We are investigating four car key burglaries that took place overnight in Southport and Formby between midnight Friday 3rd July and 08:00AM Saturday 4th July. In each case offenders gained entry by forcing the handles of rear patio doors/kitchen doors or drilling out lock barrels. In three incidents, cars were stolen from the driveways, after keys were found in...
A southport woman is appealing to the kind hearted nature of her neighbours to try and track down her purse which was stolen from her handbag over the weekend The woman, who does not want to be named, was distraught to discover her purse, a rare black killstar wallet adorned with the words ‘I...
Police are hunting a gang of car thieves after a number of expensive vehicles were taken under the cover of darkness from Southport and Formby over the weekend. One of the cars, which was reported stolen on the morning of Saturday 4th July was an expensive Blue BMW M135 Police are asking anyone with any information which could lead to...
B&Q have donated 6,000 face masks to Queenscourt Hospice. A post of Queencort Hospice's Facebook page thanked the PPE team at B&Q for their donation. The post read: "The Hospice would like to send a great big thank you to the PPE Team at B&Q for their generous donation of 6,000 facemasks. "Your donation is gratefully received and much appreciated. "Thank you for...
Local residents have started a campaign to save Southport Theatre. Former STCC employee Lisa Lea Kelly formed the SAVE SOUTHPORT THEATRE (STCC) Facebook group on Sunday morning. The leaseholder and operating company for the STCC, Bliss Space (Southport) Ltd, went into liquidation on 19th May. A statement from Sefton Council on 5th June says: "As owners of the STCC building Sefton Council...
A police incident is in progress at the traffic light-controlled junction of Norwood Avenue and Roe Lane in Churchtown. Numerous police cars are in attendance alongside a police van with officers searching stopped cars along Roe Lane. Motorists are being advised to avoid the area. An update will follow when further information is available.
The family of a woman with Alzheimer's are growing increasingly concerned for her safety after she went missing in Southport today. Elsie Stuart has not been seen by her family for over three hours and a search has now been launched to bring her back home safe. Elsie was last seen wearing a grey coat and jeans. Anyone who may have...
A white Seat car was involved in an accident this morning in Liverpool Road, Ainsdale. Emergency services soon rushed to the scene and some traffic delays were experienced by  other drivers. See also. https://www.otsnews.co.uk/fire-crews-rush-southports-coastal-road-tonight/ https://www.otsnews.co.uk/another-coastal-road-crash-in-ainsdale/          
Potential buyers for the Royal Clifton Hotel have been asked to submit a bid for the business by 23rd July. The building was first listed for sale in November 2019 with a list price of £6m. The popular hotel includes 120 bedrooms and has a three-star rating. It was built by Thomas Withnell in the 1850s, and is a protected grade...
Shaun Esterhuizen, 40 of the Promenade Southport, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to supply at Liverpool Crown Court earlier this month and has now been sentenced to 27 months in prison. The father of two was found asleep at the wheel of his VW with the engine running, in Elm Road Southport in November 2019....
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The key to streamlining and reviving Southport’s fortunes is allowing visitors to ‘spend a penny’ - according to Dukes Ward Councillor John Pugh. To save the economy going down the toilet, the former MP and Southport councillor said: ‘people are not going to spend pounds in the town centre, if they cannot spend a penny there too.’ He said: “The key...
Wilf’s 105th Birthday On Monday 22nd June, staff and residents at Parklands Lodge came together to celebrate resident Wilf’s 105th birthday – socially distanced, of course. The Lodge was transformed with decorations, balloons, cake and friends to make the day as special as possible, especially during these trying times. Wilf was over the moon to receive his beautiful cards & gifts,...
A major player in the Brexit campaign has condemned Black Lives Protestors for calling for the Southport MP to resign. A petition has launched to remove Damien Moore from office after he allegedly called some protestors at the Black Lives Matter protest in Southport ‘ultra-left’ Darcy Iveson-Berkeley, a prominent black conservative political figure in Southport, who has suffered abuse himself for...
A metal detectorist has made the discovery of a lifetime on Southport beach today, Thursday 18 June 2020. The avid hunter was combing Southport sands this morning when he came across a live 303 bullet thought to have lain dormant in the sands for over 80 years. The live ammunition was found Just fifty yards from the coastline where children play...
Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrators packed together in force outside Southport Town Hall this afternoon. Various speakers kept the crowd cheering. Regardless of Southport Tory MP Damien Moor's advice to 'stay away' from the protest - others had different ideas. https://www.otsnews.co.uk/mp-urges-residents-not-to-attend-southports-black-lives-matters-demonstration/ More... https://www.otsnews.co.uk/live-war-vets-protect-memorial-as-blm-protests-take-over-town/ Pat Regan © http://pat-regan.blogspot.com/      
Waterloo Road residents in Birkdale have shown their support for the black lives matter movement by hanging makeshift banners outside there homes. At one house a cardboard banner reading ‘Black Lives Matter’ was adorned outside their driveway however due to the rain, sadly the protest was washed away into a soggy pulp. On Saturday hundreds of people are expected to protest...
In the light of the recent announcement that the R number in the North West had risen above 1, Sefton Council is recommending that schools delay wider opening for  Nursery, Reception and Years 1, 6, 10 and 12 until Monday 22nd June. The significant publicity about the R number over the weekend has created considerable uncertainty among parents, pupils and...
Posters with a dangerous hidden blades designed to injure anyone who tries to remove them have been erected across parts of Lancashire. The posters which are designed to rally people against the supposed dangers of 5G mobile masts have been placed across parts of Lancashire and may be in Southport, warn Council chiefs Some of the posters contain blades or ‘sharps’...
Stolen From Hesketh Pk
POLICE are appealing for information after a robbery in Southport last night (Friday 5 June 2020). We were called at 8.45pm to a report two male offenders with their faces covered and carrying hammers had approached two 22-year-old men in Hesketh Park making threats. They then stole a bike from one, and smashed both men’s mobile phones with the hammers before...
Image Litter being collected from Ainsdale beach Sefton Councillors have described themselves as doubly disappointed by the many people who ignored advice to avoid local beaches this weekend and by the level of parking issues and rubbish that was then left behind by people. Large numbers travelled to Sefton’s beaches from as far afield as Manchester, Wigan and Birmingham over the...
Black swan southport
A rare and protected black swan has been spotted among the birds congregating on Marine Lake in Southport. The rare sighting is made even more incredible by the fact there are thought to only be under 40 black swans living in the wilds of the UK, with the rest in captivity. The species, which originated in Australia, is common in...
A group of travellers have descended on the land owned by the Ainsdale sports club tearing up pitches and parking up caravans overnight It’s thought the group of travellers gained access to the land after a failed bid to take over the land owned by Southport Rugby Club on waterloo road. A spokesperson for The Ainsdale Club said ‘on the evening...