A southport man has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act after a tense rooftop standoff with police. Officers were called to Derby Road, Southport shortly after 10.30pm last night to reports of a man in distress on a roof of a house. It took negotiators and members of Merseyside Fire and Rescue over four hours in which they tried desperately...
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Merseyside Police is welcoming the sentence of a Southport man to 10 years imprisonment after the domestic assault of a woman in Southport in March this year. 22-year-old Ryan Quigley from Kensington Road in Southport was arrested on Saturday 4 March following the incident, which occurred at around 11.30am on a footbridge off Marine Parade in Southport. Immediately following...
Taxi drivers say they've lost so much revenue from the closure of Lord Street that some are considering packing up for good. Trade has been on a steady decline in Southport for private hire drivers for the last few years, however this six week closure imposed on Lord Street has served only to damage the industry further. Yesterday OTS News filmed...
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Southport is a ghost town today as traffic halting roadworks begin in the town centre. Hardly a soul is about this afternoon as the road between duke street and eastbank street is torn The controversial roadworks, now known as the redgate saga, start today and last until October Highways chiefs say Lord Street will undergo an important series of resurfacing...
Six weeks of Lord Street roadworks starts tomorrow - Monday 18 September  Motorists will be fuming from tomorrow as traffic grinds to a halt on Lord Street, Southport for six weeks of roadworks. The controversial roadworks, now known as the redgate saga, start tomorrow and last until October Highways chiefs say Lord Street will undergo an important series of resurfacing works, to...
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Southport's unluckiest jeweller has yet again been targeted by weapon wielding thieves. Two men carrying sledgehammers were seen rushing into John Bell Jewellers on King Street, Southport shortly before 12pm today before threatening staff and making off with a large quantity of expensive jewellery and cash. The terrifying ordeal is by no means the first of its kind at the King...
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Update 4 males arrested after a 3 vehicle collision at Ash Street traffic lights. The 4 made off from car & were located by officers. Busy Southport junction closed following 3 car RTC A three car collision has forced the closure of Scarisbrick New Road, Southport this evening (Thursday 14 September 2017). It's believed one car fled the scene and is currently being...
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Nursery retailer, Direct4Baby, opens new showroom in Burscough By Lucy Hopping, OTS Roaming News Reporter Choosing the right pushchair, the safest car seat or the perfect nursery furniture are some of the most exciting and often most daunting decisions when expecting a new baby. With so many options available it can be an overwhelming experience for parents-to-be. Direct4Baby is already a...
Young Children were seen fleeing the scene of a major shed fire in Loxley Road tonight, after a prank went wrong. A group of young boys were watched fleeing the scene after setting alight a shed next to a property on Loxley Road shortly before 7pm this evening. Fire crews rushed to the scene and immediately put out the blaze, however...
Southport residents living in fear of Second acid attack Residents in the Hawkshead Street area of Southport say they are living in fear after Saturday's acid attack. Terrified residents have told OTS News that they fear another attack is imminent and don't want to venture out after dark. Emergency services were called to Hawkshead Street at around 9.35pm on Saturday to a...
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Last resort ruby red rescue As per constitution rules Councillor Barton who represents Dukes Ward and the Lord Street area, despite having already submitted his numerous neighbourhood concerns to the relevant Departments at the Council, whilst formally only allowed to spectate was dismayed at the lack of any of the structural integrity matters raised with me and through his own...
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Thieves throw 'acid' at robbery victim Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Southport last night (Saturday, 9 September). Emergency services were called to Hawkshead Street at around 9.35pm to a report four people had assaulted a 49-year-old man by punching and kicking him before throwing an unknown substance in his face. The youths, described as three males and...
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UPDATE | Appeal for information after man is killed by TK Max wagon in Southport Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a fatal road traffic collision in Southport this afternoon, Saturday 9 September. Shortly before 4pm, the ambulance service reported a collision involving a pedestrian and a heavy goods vehicle on Scarisbrick New Road. The pedestrian, a man in his 60s, was...
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Commemorative stone laid to honour a war hero from Southport A commemorative stone has been laid at Southport Cenotaph in honour of a war hero from the town. British Legion members and the public gathered this morning to pay tribute to Captain Harold Ackroyd. Harold was born on 18 July 1877 in Southport Lancashire the youngest son of Edward Ackroyd who ran...
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Call to protect Promenade railings during £2.9M refurbishment A campaigning councillor has called for assurances that Southport’s historic Victorian Promenade railings will be protected and preserved during a £2.9million restoration project. Work is underway to transform Southport Pier thanks to a £2million grant from the Coastal Community Fund, with the rest coming from Sefton Council’s pier contingency fund. Cllr David Barton,...
Two males were arrested this afternoon (Tuesday September 5th) for theft of a motor vehicle after making off from officers on Ainsdale Beach. The car had been stolen in Southport on Sunday night. The two males attempted to hide on the beach but were located by police dogs. The search involved a number of officers and staff to contain the area...
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Man wanted after allegedly sexually assaulting woman on Southport bound train Detectives from British Transport Police are releasing CCTV images of a man they wish to speak with in connection to a sexual assault. The incident happened whilst on board a Merseyrail service travelling between Sandhills station and Ainsdale station on Wednesday 9 August. At approximately 7.30pm, a woman who...
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Hundreds mourn the death of 20 year old Southport man OTS News is saddened to report the death of a young Southport man Callum Gray who passed away on Saturday night. Hundreds of people mourning the loss of the popular twenty year old.  Friend, Dyl Tucker Honestly said: "Never thought id be posting something like this, absolutely heartbroken that ive lost my best...
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Southport’s Marine Way Bridge marred by graffiti overnight Sefton Council Rapid response team will be removing graffiti from The Marine Lake Bridge later today, Monday 4 September 2017. Resident Gary Burgess, 42 said: “It’s about time we had some security around here during the hours of darkness – Seeing as we have limited numbers of police officers does not help?” The laws...
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A mob of angry parents and upset children have scared away councillors who planned to meet at Ovington Drive park today. Sefton Council have closed down the play area because it's deemed unsafe for children to play on but after Kew councillors announced they'd be visiting the site today, angry parents staged a protest to scare them off. OTS News understands...
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Boy lost causes frantic police search in Botanic Gardens A search for a boy missing in Botanic Gardens in Churchtown today was ended after he was found elsewhere. The boy had become separated from his family. He is then thought to have been located in a different part of Southport. Officers thanked to all who assisted officers in the park.
A gourmet Thai takeaway is set to launch in Southport, the first of its kind in the town. Samsara Jack, built on the popularity of the former Samsara restaurant, opens tomorrow (Wednesday) at 83 Eastbank Street as a Gourmet Thai Food to Go & Asian food store. A spokesperson for Samsara Jack said: "We're a premium quality Thai Takeaway and all...
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Travellers party in the park after scaring kids away Frightened children have returned to their parents in floods of tears after being chased away from a playground by raving travellers this afternoon (Saturday 26 August). An illegal party is in full swing at Town Lane park after the land was taken over by a cohort of travellers earlier on this afternoon. Their...
Hundreds queue for Lidl Prosecco offer - But the majority left dry! Hundreds of Lidl shoppers in Southport joined the queues to try and grab 6 Allini Prosecco for just £20. The budget supermarket launched a deal on Prosecco last week but Southport was only given one pallet. One shopper said: "I managed to get six bottles, however the majority left empty handed”. A member of staff...
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My 2 year old daughter could have died after choking on laughing gas canister Worried parents are calling on Park wardens and police to do more to tackle laughing gas canister abuse after a serious incident in Botanic Gardens yesterday. A toddler was playing in the Churchtown based gardens when he came across a discarded canister and tried to eat...
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Motorists and shop owners react to the announcement of Lord street 6 week closure OTS News have been inundated with angry emails and Facebook messages by motorists and shop owners after it was announced Lord Street would be shut for six weeks of roadworks. The busy road is expected to remain open for deliveries but residents with parking permits, shop owners...
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  A young woman and her baby are appealing for help after they were involved in a crash at Kew Roundabout today At around twenty to two this afternoon a young female from the Southport area, with her young baby in the car, was entering Kew roundabout from Town Lane turning left onto Scarisbrick New Road. Suddenly a black coloured motor cycle...
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 contempt and angry jeers from a vocal crowd of protesters. https://youtu.be/TyQ8jMBuloY Mr Hunt had stated that the Trust was the most improved in England between January and March for treating patients efficiently. Labour had encouraged as many of...
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Business tycoon embarks on rollercoaster ride to rejuvenate Southport A £30,000 campaing to save the future of Southport is being led by a local businessman. Norman Wallis who has singlehandedly revived the fortunes of Pleasureland has now set up a business working group which he hopes will inject thousands of pounds into restoring the local economy. Businesses have pledged nearly £30,000 towards...
Executive Medical Director excluded pending investigation Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust today excluded from work the Executive Medical Director. The exclusion follows an independent review of culture at the Trust led by Prof Surinder Sharma, of Leicester University. The Trust commissioned the review following concerns raised by staff with Care Quality Commission inspectors. The Executive Medical Director will remain excluded while an independently-led preliminary...

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