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  1. Counter Terrorism Policing wants Christmas security all wrapped up ormskirk

    With the festive rush about to get underway, Counter Terrorism Policing is today, Monday 19th November, launching its biggest-ever ...

    With the festive rush about to get underway, Counter Terrorism Policing is today, Monday 19th November, launching its biggest-ever winter advertising campaign to the public, as part of ACT: Action Counters Terrorism. This campaign aims to encourage the public to remain vigilant, look out for...

    19/11/2018
  2. Late night bus and train services during the festive season ormskirk

    This year Arriva, Stagecoach and Merseyrail will be running late night bus and train services in the run up to Christmas, with ...

    This year Arriva, Stagecoach and Merseyrail will be running late night bus and train services in the run up to Christmas, with buses running on selected routes across the region and trains running from Liverpool to Hooton and to Southport. Late night bus services On Friday nights/Saturday...

    19/11/2018
  3. The EU Parliament Backs the Mandating of Digital Radio in Cars ormskirk

    On the 14th November, 2018, the European Parliament in its Plenary session voted to adopt the new European Electronic ...

    On the 14th November, 2018, the European Parliament in its Plenary session voted to adopt the new European Electronic Communications Code. This Directive will require all new car radios in the EU to be capable of receiving digital terrestrial radio. This requirement is in addition to any FM or AM...

    19/11/2018
  4. Bar 22 top of the tree at Christmas ormskirk

    Report: Brian Brighouse Bar 22 will lead the Ormskirk & District Pool League on Christmas Day following their latest 4 (5) ...

    Report: Brian Brighouse Bar 22 will lead the Ormskirk & District Pool League on Christmas Day following their latest 4 (5) – 3 victory over their closet rivals for the top spot, the Bridge. And after nine matches, they are 9 points ahead of the Bridge. Meanwhile, 22 Club catapulted their way...

    19/11/2018
  5. Inspiring true story of Liverpool's Chevasse twins being performed tomorrow night ormskirk

    The amazing story of Liverpool's Chevasse twins is no ordinary WW1 tale: Capt Noel Chavasse, of the 10th Battalion of the King's ...

    The amazing story of Liverpool's Chevasse twins is no ordinary WW1 tale: Capt Noel Chavasse, of the 10th Battalion of the King's (Liverpool) Regiment, became the only soldier to receive the Victoria Cross twice during the war, while his twin brother Christopher was a Chaplain in the Royal Army...

    19/11/2018
  6. Concerns over staff's future at 'new look' Ormskirk PO ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper has received correspondence from the Post Office, WHSmith and the Department for Business as they seek to assure ...

    MP Rosie Cooper has received correspondence from the Post Office, WHSmith and the Department for Business as they seek to assure her of the continuation of existing opening hours and protection of staff terms and conditions. Responding to Rosie Cooper MP, the Minister for Small Business,...

    17/11/2018
  7. HMRC warns of tax scams targeting university students ormskirk

    University students are being targeted by scammers with fake tax refunds in an effort to steal money and personal details, warns ...

    University students are being targeted by scammers with fake tax refunds in an effort to steal money and personal details, warns HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The scammers are using seemingly legitimate university email addresses (for example ‘@uc.ac.uk’) in order to avoid detection. This...

    17/11/2018
  8. Baby and Child Remembrance Service at Ormskirk Hospital ormskirk

    On Wednesday 5 December, the annual baby and child memorial service will take place at Ormskirk District General Hospital. All ...

    On Wednesday 5 December, the annual baby and child memorial service will take place at Ormskirk District General Hospital. All who have experienced loss, whether recently or in the past are invited. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in this non-denominational service of carols, Christmas...

    17/11/2018
  9. Lancashire's roads are getting better ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council's approach to highway repairs is making a difference, according to new figures in its Transport Asset ...

    Lancashire County Council's approach to highway repairs is making a difference, according to new figures in its Transport Asset Management Plan Refresh 2015/2030 (TAMP). The county council has been prioritising investment in the A, B and C road network across the county, based on highway...

    16/11/2018
  10. A very special day at Nationwide ormskirk

    If you wondered what all the excitement was outside the Nationwide Building Society on Tuesday - read on! It was 50 years to ...

    If you wondered what all the excitement was outside the Nationwide Building Society on Tuesday - read on! It was 50 years to the day since the old Hastings and Thanet BS opened on Burscough Street and in that time its offices have had a few changes although its core values as a mutual society...

    16/11/2018
  11. November is lung cancer awareness month ormskirk

    Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer; around 46,700 new cases are diagnosed in the UK every year ...

    Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer; around 46,700 new cases are diagnosed in the UK every year – that’s nearly 130 every day. The North West has one of the highest rates of lung cancer in the UK, so it is vital that people are aware of the symptoms. Lung cancer...

    16/11/2018
  12. Home in on this encouraging report says Council ormskirk

    Learn more about the excellent achievements of West Lancashire Borough Councils Housing and Inclusion Service by taking a look ...

    Learn more about the excellent achievements of West Lancashire Borough Council’s Housing and Inclusion Service by taking a look at its annual report on the authority's website. Each year the Council produces the Housing Annual Report for tenants which details what the service has achieved over...

    16/11/2018
  13. Back to school for MP Rosie ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper last week visited Ormskirk St Anne's Primary School to meet with its Head, Pupil Council and Young School Leaders. ...

    MP Rosie Cooper last week visited Ormskirk St Anne's Primary School to meet with its Head, Pupil Council and Young School Leaders. Philip Bates has been in post for one year now and invited Rosie to come for a tour of the school and meet some of the children taking an active part in the...

    16/11/2018
  14. There's no Ormskirk Advertiser today - does anyone know, or, more importantly, care ormskirk

    Thursday used to be THE busiest weekday in Ormskirk ; that was when the town had a proper Lancashire market, and more importantly ...

    Thursday used to be THE busiest weekday in Ormskirk ; that was when the town had a proper Lancashire market, and more importantly as an Advertiser reporter, when the paper was published. It was no co-incidence, either - back in the seventies, any given Thursday would see the town centre crowded...

    15/11/2018
  15. Borough's 'stamp of approval' for first class Ormskirk postman ormskirk

    An Ormskirk postie's been praised for his 'first class' service after he helped save an old lady's life in Lathom. And modest ...

    An Ormskirk postie's been praised for his 'first class' service after he helped save an old lady's life in Lathom. And modest Steve Inglis, 45, relived that day in mid-September on Tuesday afternoon with a special reception in the Mayor's parlour where he was awarded a coveted Borough shield by...

    15/11/2018
  16. Road Crash Victims Remembered ormskirk

    A special service to remember those who have died or been injured on our roads will be held in Liverpool this week. ...

    A special service to remember those who have died or been injured on our roads will be held in Liverpool this week. RoadPeace has organised the remembrance service in the concert room of St George’s Hall, part of the charity’s World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. It takes...

    15/11/2018
  17. Independent review calls for action to tackle serious and organised waste crime ormskirk

    Rogue waste crime operators could be slapped with new fines if they mislabel their waste to dodge tax rules, an independent review ...

    Rogue waste crime operators could be slapped with new fines if they mislabel their waste to dodge tax rules, an independent review ordered by Environment Secretary Michael Gove has recommended. The review also concluded that compulsory electronic tracking of waste could help clamp-down on...

    15/11/2018
  18. Why students are buzzing after this prestigious award ormskirk

    Bee loving Edge Hill students are buzzing after winning a prestigious award at Kew Gardens this week! They've been awarded a ...

    Bee loving Edge Hill students are buzzing after winning a prestigious award at Kew Gardens this week! They've been awarded a national 'Bees Needs' award by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and Green Flag for their conservation work and efforts in promoting ethical bee...

    15/11/2018
  19. 'Crystal ball' council's plans to concrete over countryside ormskirk

    The Borough Council's using 'fortune teller figures' to justify taking over 1500 acres of land out of greenbelt, and plans to ...

    The Borough Council's using 'fortune teller figures' to justify taking over 1500 acres of land out of greenbelt, and plans to build homes for neighbouring authorities who do not need them and unwanted 'ghost' warehouses in entirely unsuitable locations. Residents of Bickerstaffe and beyond have...

    15/11/2018
  20. Lancashire schools need Governors can you help ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council is looking to recruit people from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of experience to become ...

    Lancashire County Council is looking to recruit people from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of experience to become school governors. School governors are volunteers who support the effective running of schools across the county. They work together with the headteacher of the school...

    14/11/2018
  21. 'Fiendishly difficult' question time at lively Aughton PC meeting ormskirk

    Someone wondered if Councillor John Hodson would wear a hard hat to attend the November meeting of Aughton parish council... ...

    Someone wondered if Councillor John Hodson would wear a hard hat to attend the November meeting of Aughton parish council... They were being serious too - I think - but minus his protective head gear, the man who probably knows more about proposals contained in the controversial 30 year Borough...

    14/11/2018
  22. New tool developed to tackle online child grooming ormskirk

    Home Secretary Sajid Javid has hailed a new anti-grooming tool as an important weapon in the fight against online child sexual ...

    Home Secretary Sajid Javid has hailed a new anti-grooming tool as an important weapon in the fight against online child sexual exploitation. Engineers from some of the world’s biggest tech firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Snap and Twitter, worked for 2 days at a hackathon in the...

    14/11/2018
  23. 'Stay happy, live healthy, be active' event in Ormskirk ormskirk

    Ormskirk's chia chia store and cafe's hosting a very special afternoon for anyone looking to stay happy, live healthy and be ...

    Ormskirk's chia chia store and cafe's hosting a very special afternoon for anyone looking to stay happy, live healthy and be active this Saturday afternoon.

    14/11/2018
  24. It's time to take the signs of diabetes seriously this World Diabetes Day ormskirk

    People across west Lancashire and Sefton are being urged not to ignore signs and symptoms today, World Diabetes Day. Diabetes ...

    People across west Lancashire and Sefton are being urged not to ignore signs and symptoms today, World Diabetes Day. Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes the blood sugar level to be too high. Across Sefton, 6,500 are classed as being 'at risk' of developing type 2 diabetes - but it is...

    14/11/2018
  25. Popular Aughton school's open day ormskirk

    There's an open invitation to visit Aughton Town Green's open day on Tuesday with everybody welcome to meet the staff and see how ...

    There's an open invitation to visit Aughton Town Green's open day on Tuesday with everybody welcome to meet the staff and see how the school operates day to day.

    14/11/2018
  26. Weather matches the mood at sombre Ormskirk remembrance service ormskirk

    For the first time in many years, the damp, sombre weather matched the sombre mood at the annual remembrance service at Ormskirk ...

    For the first time in many years, the damp, sombre weather matched the sombre mood at the annual remembrance service at Ormskirk St Anne's RC Church. Councillors, MP Rosie Cooper and uniformed organisations met for a short service led by local clergy before marching to the Coronation park war...

    13/11/2018
  27. Aughton remembers ... ormskirk

    A gloomy morning gave way to bright sunshine as folk gathered at the Aughton war memorial on Sunday lunchtime for the annual ...

    A gloomy morning gave way to bright sunshine as folk gathered at the Aughton war memorial on Sunday lunchtime for the annual remembrance service. Curate at Aughton Christ Church, Rev. Sarah Donoghue led the service accompanied by other local clergy; here are her thoughts on Remembrance Sunday: ...

    13/11/2018
  28. WW1 book launch at Bursough library tomorrow ormskirk

    The author of a book on WW1 recruits from Southport and Bootle will be signing copies of his new book From Docks and Sand tomorrow ...

    The author of a book on WW1 recruits from Southport and Bootle will be signing copies of his new book From Docks and Sand tomorrow morning at Burscough Library. Adrian Gregson, who is originally from Southport but now lives in Worcester, will be there from 10.30am to 12 noon. 'From Docks...

    13/11/2018
  29. Hospice launches 'Fizz at Five' Christmas fundraiser ormskirk

    Fundraisers at St. Josephs Hospice are encouraging businesses and the local community to support it by enjoying 'Fizz at Five' ...

    Fundraisers at St. Joseph’s Hospice are encouraging businesses and the local community to support it by enjoying 'Fizz at Five' this Christmas. Fizz at Five parties can take place anytime during December and can be enjoyed with work colleagues or friends and family. It can be as big or as small...

    13/11/2018
  30. Celebrate Saturday night live at Costa, Burscough Road ormskirk

    There's a great event planned at Costa on Hattersley Way (just off Burscough Road) in Ormskirk this weekend. Among the ...

    There's a great event planned at Costa on Hattersley Way (just off Burscough Road) in Ormskirk this weekend. Among the attractions are a fun quiz ... with prizes ... live music, some inspiring stories of faith and a free regular drink for all our visitors. Why not join in this Saturday...

    13/11/2018
  31. Get ready for the first Ormskirk Santa Dash ormskirk

    Report: Dominic Grant Get in the running for the town's first ever Santa Dash! It's taking place on Sunday 25 November at ...

    Report: Dominic Grant Get in the running for the town's first ever Santa Dash! It's taking place on Sunday 25 November at 12:45 in Coronation Park; the distance is 5k for the Santa Dash and following this there's a 1k family fun run. The cost to enter is only £5:00 for the 5k and £5:00 per...

    13/11/2018
  32. MP welcomes road safety improvements on County Road ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed Lancashire County Councils decision to reduce the speed limit on Ormskirks A59 County Road. ...

    MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed Lancashire County Council’s decision to reduce the speed limit on Ormskirk’s A59 County Road. County Road has been a road traffic accident blackspot in recent times with several collisions including fatalities and serious injuries sustained. MP Rosie and local...

    13/11/2018
  33. Man does a runner after Ormskirk car crash drama ormskirk

    Police investigations are continuing after a £38,000 Mercedes GLA was wrecked following a dramatic chase and crash in ...

    Police investigations are continuing after a £38,000 Mercedes GLA was wrecked following a dramatic chase and crash in Ormskirk last Friday. The drama began after the car was seen driving the wrong way down Railway Road where it hit a Ford Focus CC. It then drove through the Wheatsheaf car...

    13/11/2018
  34. Cabinet approves reduction in Ormskirk speed limits ormskirk

    Speed limits are to be reduced on parts of two main roads in Ormskirk to improve safety. Lancashire County Council's ...

    Speed limits are to be reduced on parts of two main roads in Ormskirk to improve safety. Lancashire County Council's cabinet has agreed to cut the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph along sections of County Road and High Lane. The speed limits were reviewed following a number of collisions...

    13/11/2018
  35. Tackling rural crime in Lancashire ormskirk

    A day of action aimed at targeting travelling criminals who commit rural crime has been hailed as a success. Lancashire ...

    A day of action aimed at targeting travelling criminals who commit rural crime has been hailed as a success. Lancashire Constabulary joined police forces from across England and Wales as part of Operation Checkpoint, a countrywide campaign focused on disrupting criminals who use road networks...

    13/11/2018
  36. Bickerstaffe remembers November 2018 ormskirk

    Report: Edward McCarthy The Centenary of the end of the World War One was marked in Bickerstaffe by a range of events for the ...

    Report: Edward McCarthy The Centenary of the end of the World War One was marked in Bickerstaffe by a range of events for the whole community. Bickerstaffe Holy Trinity Church hosted an exhibition of art created by the children of Bickerstaffe School along with a Poppy Waterfall and Silent...

    13/11/2018

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