August 2, 2015

Southport 0 Bolton Wanderers 3

Southport ended their pre-season schedule with a 3-0 defeat against a Bolton Wanderers XI.

Bolton took the lead four minutes after half-time, Kaiyne Woolery prodding the ball home at the far post after a run into the box and pass from Medo Kamara.

And within five minutes the visitors were two goals in front, a slick move through midfield resulting in Callum Spooner's pass to Jamie Thomas, who scored with a neat first-time finish.

The first half had been even in terms of chances, Matt Challoner and Richard Brodie both bringing saves out of goalkeeper Ross Fitzsimons.

But as the match wore on Bolton were increasingly comfortable and Thomas saw a low shot come back off the face of a post.

Southport ended the match with ten men after Louis Almond was sent off for dissent before Bolton added a late third through Joe Ceberio.

The Sandgrounders start their Vanarama National League season next Saturday against Eastleigh, kick-off 3pm at the Merseyrail Community Stadium.


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August 2, 2015

Proms In The Park Spoilt By Idiot With Drone

Hundreds of people turned out for the Proms In The Park in the Kings Gardens last night.The Maghull Wind Orchestra provided the music with a selection of Movie Themes and popular tunes.

The first part of the performance was spoilt by some idiot with a drone flying over the arena like an angry wasp.

Small Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft

Article 167
The person in charge of a small unmanned surveillance aircraft must not fly the aircraft in any of the circumstances described in paragraph (2) except in accordance with a permission issued by the CAA.
The circumstances referred to in paragraph (1) are:


over or within 150 metres of any congested area;


over or within 150 metres of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1,000 persons;


within 50 metres of any vessel, vehicle or structure which is not under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft; or


subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), within 50 metres of any person.

Subject to paragraph (4), during take-off or landing, a small unmanned surveillance aircraft must not be flown within 30 metres of any person.
Paragraphs (2)(d) and (3) do not apply to the person in charge of the small unmanned surveillance aircraft or a person under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft.
In this article a small unmanned surveillance aircraft means a small unmanned aircraft which is equipped to undertake any form of surveillance or data acquisition.

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August 1, 2015

Burscough Road RTA, Ormskirk

Was speed the principal cause of an accident in which a driver hit not one but two kerbs on Burscough Road last night?

The emergency services were called to a minor crash involving a Citroen C3 - damaged after the accident - which occurred at around 5pm.

One local interviewed this afternoon told QLocal's Roger Blaxall about how many drivers speed around the bend with near misses 'a regular occurrence'.

Police and the NWAS attended the scene with the driver treated for minor injuries and the car removed by AAA Recovery of Leyland at around 7pm.

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August 1, 2015

Southport Man Completes Tour De France On A Chopper Bike

Dave Sims, from Southport, completed the epic effort on a bright yellow Raleigh Chopper bike, raising 6,000 for charity Help for Heroes.

Mr Sims, 36, said he was inspired to undertake the journey after meeting a former servicewoman in the Majorcan mountains in 2014 who was cycling up the mountain using her arms.

He received a video message from winner Chris Froome and was treated by Team Sky's physios for his ankle injury.

Dave says he's not done yet with plans for yet more trips to the Alps with his trusty Chopper later this year.

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August 1, 2015

Southport Sign Three New Players

Paul Carden has announced the signing of three players today as the Port manager continues to build up his squad. All three will feature against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

After impressive pre season performances between the sticks ex Chester goalkeeper Jon Viscosi has agreed to join the Port squad and will compete with Andy Coughlin for the number one slot.

Will Beesley has also put pen to paper. The ex Blackburn Rovers left back put in several vital defensive displays in last seasons run in before suffering a fracture to his hip which meant he had to prove his fitness, something he has done with flying colours.

Former Celtic 250,000 defender Josh Thompson has also signed a deal after last weekends first half display against Everton. The 24 year old centre back has chosen the Merseyrail Community Stadium and Paul Carden to re-energise his career.

Paul Carden said " All three signings will add depth and quality to my squad. Both Jon and Will have worked very hard in pre season and have shown real hunger and desire. While Josh has chosen to join us after several close season offers which is great credit to everyone here. Josh liked the feel of the club and the set up here which is very encouraging."

Fans will have the chance to speak to Carden about today's new signings, among other topics, at the Meet the Manager session in the Grandstand Bar following tomorrow's friendly with Bolton.

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August 1, 2015

Lancashire Police launch summer burglary campaign

Its not just what they takeIts what they leave behind - this is the message from Lancashire Police as they launch a month-long burglary campaign.

The aim is to highlight the devastating impact that burglary can have on victims of this crime and comes as part of Operation Julius, a countywide burglary crackdown focussed on preventing crime, targeting criminals and detecting burglaries.

The campaign will run across the county during the whole of August and includes posters, adverts, outdoor media and social media activity. Officers will also be doing extra patrols in hotspot areas and targeting known offenders.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Bates said: Burglary is not a crime against the property but the person. It can have a truly devastating effect on how people feel in their own homes; often leaving that person feeling vulnerable, scared and anxious. It can also have a profound impact on the local community.

We know that more than one in three burglaries happen when a property has been left insecure; and during the summer months when the weather is nice, people are more inclined to take extra risks, by leaving a window open for instance.

This campaign is about raising awareness of the impact that a burglary can have on the victims and making people think no one ever considers that it could happen to them.

We want to encourage people to take some simple steps to help themselves and reduce their chances of becoming a victim. The message from the campaign is clear: Be wise at home. Keep your windows and doors locked.

We also want people to feel more informed about what is going on in their local area and what their local neighbourhood policing teams are doing to address issues; and I would therefore urge people to sign up to our free messaging system, In The Know, where they can receive regular updates, direct from their local team.

The campaign poster designs feature four scenarios, including an elderly man unable to relax in his home and a young child at playtime still haunted by the knowledge that her home was burgled.

Clive Grunshaw, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire, said: "Tackling crime is one of my key priorities in my police and crime plan and that is why I am supporting this campaign.

"Prevention is always better than cure and so I think it's essential we inform Lancashire residents of steps they can take to help stop them becoming a victim of such an invasive crime.

"Lancashire is a safe place to live but we cannot be complacent and we must continue to take action to combat burglary so that everybody can feel safe in their own home."

To report anything suspicious please call 101 or 999 in an emergency.

For more information about the campaign and how to protect your home, outbuildings and valuables please visit: .

To sign up to Lancashire Constabularys free messaging service, In The Know, and receive news and updates about crime in your area by email, text or voice message please visit:

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August 1, 2015

Theft from FMC Recovery, Crowland Street, Southport.

We are appealing for witnesses to the theft of a Quad Bike and a Motorcycle from the buildings at FMC Recovery shortly before midnight on 21st July 2015.

The thieves gained access via external fencing and then cut locks on various gates and shutters with battery operated saws to remove the items.

The Motorcycle was found a short time later hidden locally and the Quad was seen passing through the Ainsdale area soon after.

There were a number of males involved wearing dark clothing and a late model dark coloured Audi A3 was seen to be in the vicinity of Crowland Street and Ainsdale at the same times.

The Quad is described as a large expensive road legal vehicle, quite noisy.

CCTV from the area has yielded good results but we are asking for corroborating sightings to this theft or of the Quad being driven late at night.

Any information please contact us in total confidence or the Police on 101 or Southport Station direct on 0151 777 3442

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