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  1. Man, 20, wanted by police ormskirk

    A Preston man who pleaded guilty to supplying drugs is wanted by police. Eric Foster-Raynor, 20, admitted supplying Class A ...

    A Preston man who pleaded guilty to supplying drugs is wanted by police. Eric Foster-Raynor, 20, admitted supplying Class A drugs in May 2016 at Preston Crown Court, but has failed to appear since for sentencing hearings. Foster-Raynor is described as white, 5ft 8in tall, of slim build with...

    25/09/2017
  2. British Musical Fireworks Championship starts Friday evening ormskirk

    The British Musical Fireworks Championship is a firework competition across three nights and this year is the Champion of ...

    The British Musical Fireworks Championship is a firework competition across three nights and this year is the Champion of Champions. Seven winners since the competition began in 1999 will battle it out to be crowned the ultimate winner. Set in the beautiful Victoria Park, the British Musical...

    25/09/2017
  3. Ormskirk and District Snooker League Results ormskirk

    After this week's round of matches in the First Division of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League we continue to ...

    After this week's round of matches in the First Division of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League we continue to have joint leaders as both sides recorded comprehensive victories. Firstly, Olympic BC B ended their evening with a very solid 5-1 away triumph at the expense of Aughton...

    25/09/2017
  4. Autumn for us can mean a whole range of things ormskirk

    Autumn for us can mean a whole range of things, from beautiful colours as nature wraps itself up for winter, to cosy nights in ...

    Autumn for us can mean a whole range of things, from beautiful colours as nature wraps itself up for winter, to cosy nights in watching your favourite TV programme to those hearty, warming meals of comfort food we all seem to crave as the weather get colder. Well for a hedgehog there are some...

    24/09/2017
  5. Planned roadworks in the North West ormskirk

    Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Monday 25 September to Sunday 1 October 2017. The following summary of ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Monday 25 September to Sunday 1 October 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 22 September and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen...

    23/09/2017
  6. MP receives Borough Council commitment over electric car charging ormskirk

    Following an approach from Rosie Cooper MP, West Lancashire Borough Council have confirmed they are making the provision of ...

    Following an approach from Rosie Cooper MP, West Lancashire Borough Council have confirmed they are making the provision of electric car charging bays a necessity in all future planning applications for housing. Having written to the council on behalf of residents concerned by the lack of...

    22/09/2017
  7. Rainbow House Diamond Ball success ormskirk

    The Rainbow House Diamond Ball held in the Ambassador Suite at Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa on 9th September raised over ...

    The Rainbow House Diamond Ball held in the Ambassador Suite at Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa on 9th September raised over £19,600 for the charity. The annual event was organised by Lisa and Paul Maddison whose daughter Katie attends conductive education at Rainbow House with John Nelon as...

    22/09/2017
  8. Botanical recording in Lancashire for the 2020 Atlas ormskirk

    Report from Mary Dean Volunteers from all parts of the country are carrying out botanical fieldwork to record the plants ...

    Report from Mary Dean Volunteers from all parts of the country are carrying out botanical fieldwork to record the plants present in our towns and countryside. We are in the later stages of recording plants for the years 2000 to 2019 for inclusion in the Atlas 2020 project organised by Botanical...

    22/09/2017
  9. Use pedal power to learn better cycling skills on Bikeability course ormskirk

    Use pedal power to learn better cycling skills on Bikeability course. Do you have children aged between five and 12 who ...

    Use pedal power to learn better cycling skills on Bikeability course. Do you have children aged between five and 12 who want to discover new skills on two wheels? Then sign them up for the free Bikeability Level 1 course at Coronation Park in Ormskirk on Saturday 30 September between 10am...

    22/09/2017
  10. Next of Kin appeal launched for Lydiate man ormskirk

    Liverpool Coroner’s Office is appealing for the public’s help in tracing the next of kin of a man who recently passed away in ...

    Liverpool CoronerÂ’s Office is appealing for the publicÂ’s help in tracing the next of kin of a man who recently passed away in Lydiate. John Michael Gregson, aged 81, died on Monday, 18 September at his home address in Southport Road. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr...

    22/09/2017
  11. Children affected by domestic abuse rise in referrals from NSPCC in the North West ormskirk

    The NSPCC made 510 referrals to child protection agencies in the North West last year following reports to the NSPCC Helpline of ...

    The NSPCC made 510 referrals to child protection agencies in the North West last year following reports to the NSPCC Helpline of children being affected domestic abuse. This marked a 12 per cent rise from 454 referrals in the region made during 2015/16. Last year the charity received...

    22/09/2017
  12. Mystery winner from West Lancashire wins a million in Euromillions Millionaire Maker ormskirk

    An anonymous punter from West Lancashire has become a millionaire after scooping one of the prizes in the Euromillions UK ...

    An anonymous punter from West Lancashire has become a millionaire after scooping one of the prizes in the Euromillions UK Millionaire Maker raffle with an online entry. The lucky man, known only as Mr A, scooped the life-changing sum in the draw last Tuesday. Mr A, whose occupation is listed...

    21/09/2017
  13. Ormskirk Golf Club duo compete in final of Lombard Trophy in Portugal ormskirk

    Two talented Ormskirk Golf Club members - Ali Gray and Doreen Hesketh - tee up for glory in Europe’s biggest pro-am tournament ...

    Two talented Ormskirk Golf Club members - Ali Gray and Doreen Hesketh - tee up for glory in EuropeÂ’s biggest pro-am tournament today. The duo will go head-to-head with teams from six other clubs in the 36-hole grand final of the 2017 WomenÂ’s Lombard Trophy in Portugal. PGA professional Ali...

    21/09/2017
  14. Tug of War Championship pulls in the crowds - Video ormskirk

    The European Tug of War Championships and World Junior and Under 23 Championships are underway at Carr Lane playing fields. ...

    The European Tug of War Championships and World Junior and Under 23 Championships are underway at Carr Lane playing fields. Dozens of teams are competing in the event. ...

    21/09/2017
  15. New laptop club's first meeting ormskirk

    Report from Maurice George The 'new' West Lancs Computing Club was re-launched last week with the aim of widening its approach ...

    Report from Maurice George The 'new' West Lancs Computing Club was re-launched last week with the aim of widening its approach to all types of computers and IT issues. We began the evening by examining an article on the powerful global corporations which dominate the IT world; Google started...

    21/09/2017
  16. A gem of a day for baby Jem ormskirk

    A group of young people from Burscough are putting on a Family Music Festival that will not only launch their organisation, but ...

    A group of young people from Burscough are putting on a Family Music Festival that will not only launch their organisation, but will also raise awareness of and improve the life chances for people suffering from blood cancer. The event - already attracting a strong line up of local bands and...

    21/09/2017
  17. Ringing the changes at Ringtail Retail Park ormskirk

    Three new shops will be opening soon at the thriving Ringtail Retail Park in Burscough, QLocal can reveal. Subway, The Card ...

    Three new shops will be opening soon at the thriving Ringtail Retail Park in Burscough, QLocal can reveal. Subway, The Card Factory and a new branch of the popular Fylde Fish Bar will all be open soon as work commences on three units adjacent to the Booths petrol station.

    21/09/2017
  18. MP pledges to back British farming ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper has recognised the vital role that NW farmers have contributed to the economy, the countryside and food production ...

    MP Rosie Cooper has recognised the vital role that NW farmers have contributed to the economy, the countryside and food production as she pledged to Back British Farming at an event in Westminster. Farming locally contributes £684 million to the local economy and provides 33,163 jobs – this is...

    21/09/2017
  19. 13 people arrested as part of TITAN operation into drug supply ormskirk

    The North West Regional organised crime unit (TITAN) has today, Thursday 21 September, arrested 13 people after executing search ...

    The North West Regional organised crime unit (TITAN) has today, Thursday 21 September, arrested 13 people after executing search warrants across Wirral, Milton Keynes and Bristol, in relation to the supply of Class A drugs. Warrants were executed at 18 properties in Wirral including Rock...

    21/09/2017
  20. Junior photo winner at Martin Mere ormskirk

    Joshua Brierley aged 14 from Lostock, Bolton, has won the WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre Junior Photography Competition with an ...

    Joshua Brierley aged 14 from Lostock, Bolton, has won the WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre Junior Photography Competition with an amazing picture of a whistling duck bathing in water. The competition was judged by photographer Ben Cherry: ”It takes patience and persistence to get an image...

    21/09/2017
  21. World’s largest bug hotel built at WWT Martin Mere in Lancashire ormskirk

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has been awarded a Guinness World Record for creating the world’s largest bug hotel at 18.46m3. ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has been awarded a Guinness World Record for creating the worldÂ’s largest bug hotel at 18.46m3. The hotelÂ’s residents already include leafcutter bees, mason bees, spiders, moths, a peacock butterfly, a frog and even a bat. It took just one month for visitors...

    21/09/2017
  22. Motorists should Be Prepared to think differently about how they drive ormskirk

    Motorists should ‘Be Prepared’ to think differently about how they drive... A Chorley Scout Group have been helping officers ...

    Motorists should ‘Be Prepared’ to think differently about how they drive... A Chorley Scout Group have been helping officers carry out a speed enforcement initiative in the hope that it will make people think differently about the way they drive. Members of the Intrepid Explorer Scout Unit,...

    20/09/2017
  23. Apple Harvest Celebrations at Gorse Hill Nature Reserve ormskirk

    Report from Fred Izzett Come and join the celebrations of the apple harvest at the forthcoming Apple Weekend at Gorse Hill ...

    Report from Fred Izzett Come and join the celebrations of the apple harvest at the forthcoming Apple Weekend at Gorse Hill Nature Reserve on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8 th October. Tours of the orchard will provide a focus for visitors to see over 100 apple trees. Demonstrations of apple...

    20/09/2017
  24. Who speaks for residents when the seat is empty asks OWL ormskirk

    Absent councillors have been 'named and shamed' in its latest news release to QLocal this morning. After Our West Lancashire ...

    Absent councillors have been 'named and shamed' in its latest news release to QLocal this morning. After Our West Lancashire moved a council motion last year, West Lancashire finally caught up with many other councils and started publishing councillor attendance records. Now after 12 months,...

    20/09/2017
  25. Edge Hill readies another new car park ormskirk

    Pictured are workmen preparing a new overflow car park for Edge Hill staff, students and visitors in preparation for early October ...

    Pictured are workmen preparing a new overflow car park for Edge Hill staff, students and visitors in preparation for early October when demand for parking places reaches its chaotic peak... QLocal reporter Roger Blaxall took these pictures off Scarth Hill Lane on Thursday afternoon.

    20/09/2017
  26. Go to great heights at Aughton Christ Church this Saturday ormskirk

    The very popular Aughton Christ Church tower open day is being held this Saturday. If the weather's fine, a trip to the top up ...

    The very popular Aughton Christ Church tower open day is being held this Saturday. If the weather's fine, a trip to the top up its steep winding sandstone stairs is well worth it with fabulous views over all of west Lancashire and beyond!

    20/09/2017
  27. New conceptual art piece sited at Normanhurst student home ormskirk

    Anything goes at Edge Hill these days but don't believe the teasing headline - this Vauxhall left on the front lawn of a a student ...

    Anything goes at Edge Hill these days but don't believe the teasing headline - this Vauxhall left on the front lawn of a a student house off Normanhurst is not following in the style of Damien Hurst or Tracey Emin. In fact it's engine's been removed to swap to another similar model with the...

    20/09/2017
  28. Aughton school gets autumn makeover ormskirk

    Report from Kevin Maher There was a flurry of activity and the smell of fresh paint in Aughton on Saturday as St Michael's ...

    Report from Kevin Maher There was a flurry of activity and the smell of fresh paint in Aughton on Saturday as St Michael's school held a "tidy up day" to spruce up the school and the grounds. Children and adults gave up the day to volunteer for removing rubbish, tidying the gardens,...

    20/09/2017
  29. Full steam ahead for Maghull rail plans ormskirk

    Work has begun this week on the construction of a new railway station at Maghull North, which will give increased travelling ...

    Work has begun this week on the construction of a new railway station at Maghull North, which will give increased travelling options to rail users in the area. The new Maghull North station will be located just off School Lane adjacent to the former Ashworth Hospital site, between the...

    20/09/2017
  30. RMT Targets Lime Street Mainline Station Upgrade with strikes on 3rd and 5th October ormskirk

    Merseyrail passengers will once again have to endure industrial action, as the RMT announces it will stage further strikes on 3rd ...

    Merseyrail passengers will once again have to endure industrial action, as the RMT announces it will stage further strikes on 3rd and 5th of October, which coincides with the first phase of work to transform Liverpool Lime Street mainline station by the end of 2018. Between 30 September and...

    20/09/2017
  31. New Clerk sought by Scarisbrick Parish Council ormskirk

    Scarisbrick PC is looking for a new Clerk. It's a part time job of c.20 hours a week with a salary range of £17,072 ...

    Scarisbrick PC is looking for a new Clerk. It's a part time job of c.20 hours a week with a salary range of £17,072 -£20,661 per annum (pro rata). The candidate must be a first class administrator, with good communication skills and the successful applicant will be 'forward thinking and...

    19/09/2017
  32. North West MPs pledge their support to region’s farming industry ormskirk

    The importance and value of British farming and food, to jobs and the regional economy was showcased in the House of Commons this ...

    The importance and value of British farming and food, to jobs and the regional economy was showcased in the House of Commons this week. West Lancashire's Rosie Cooper joined 17 MPs from across Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside to support the National FarmersÂ’...

    19/09/2017
  33. Net gains for local keepers ormskirk

    An ex-England goalie's started passing on his 'tips of the trade' with a new venture at EHU. Chris Kirkland is an English ...

    An ex-England goalie's started passing on his 'tips of the trade' with a new venture at EHU. Chris Kirkland is an English former pro. who played as a goalkeeper, making 321 league and cup appearances in an 18-year professional career from 1998 to 2016, and winning one cap for the England...

    19/09/2017
  34. Saddle up for Ormskirk Donkey Derby ormskirk

    A brilliant local charity's holding its first Donkey Derby in Ormskirk on Friday evening. Why not go along and support this ...

    A brilliant local charity's holding its first Donkey Derby in Ormskirk on Friday evening. Why not go along and support this very worthy cause?

    19/09/2017
  35. RLPO and The Bootleg Beatles team up to celebrate 10 years since Echo Arena opened ormskirk

    The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and The Bootleg Beatles will team up again on Saturday 13 January 2018 at Echo Arena ...

    The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and The Bootleg Beatles will team up again on Saturday 13 January 2018 at Echo Arena Liverpool to reprise their performance of The BeatlesÂ’ Sgt. PepperÂ’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It kicks off a year long, city-wide celebration of the extraordinary...

    19/09/2017
  36. How does the Lime Street upgrade affect Merseyrail services? ormskirk

    Liverpool Lime Street station is undergoing a major upgrade - its biggest since the 19th Century. Between Saturday 30 ...

    Liverpool Lime Street station is undergoing a major upgrade - its biggest since the 19th Century. Between Saturday 30 September and Sunday 22 October 2017, there will be significant disruption to Lime Street mainline services, with many terminating at outlying stations including Liverpool South...

    19/09/2017

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