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  1. Shop Local this Christmas and take advantage of the Council's special parking offer ormskirk

    Shoppers are being urged to support local businesses as the countdown to Christmas begins in earnest. West Lancashire Borough ...

    Shoppers are being urged to support local businesses as the countdown to Christmas begins in earnest. West Lancashire Borough Council and DiscoverOrmskirk.com are supporting Small Business Saturday UK on 2 December 2017, a national campaign to encourage people to shop local and support small...

    23/11/2017
  2. Lancashire County Council continues response to flooding ormskirk

    Having had highways teams out overnight, assisting the emergency services, clearing drains and culverts, and delivering sandbags, ...

    Having had highways teams out overnight, assisting the emergency services, clearing drains and culverts, and delivering sandbags, Lancashire County Council staff will be out today assessing any damage caused by the flooding, and clearing debris from roads and drains. Speaking about last night's...

    23/11/2017
  3. Blackpool Zoo set to welcome 4 new elephants ormskirk

    Blackpool Zoo is set to become home to a herd of Asian elephants from Twycross Zoo following the completion of its multi-million ...

    Blackpool Zoo is set to become home to a herd of Asian elephants from Twycross Zoo following the completion of its multi-million pound 'Project Elephant' development. Four females, who currently reside in the Leicestershire zoo, will be packing their trunks and arriving two by two early next...

    23/11/2017
  4. Jean's talents to the fore for Remembrance Sunday ormskirk

    Jeannie Pritchard of Burscough's popular doll and teddy bear hospital restored a World War One soldier doll in time for ...

    Jeannie Pritchard of Burscough's popular doll and teddy bear ‘hospital’ restored a World War One soldier doll in time for Remembrance Sunday. Jeannie, 58, who owns Pritchard’s Doll and Teddy Hospital on Liverpool Road North, specialises in restoring dolls, teddies and ceramic figures. As well...

    23/11/2017
  5. Come and celebrate the Ormskirk Christmas lights switch on ormskirk

    Come and join the fun at the Ormskirk Christmas Lights switch on extravaganza Friday 24 November as the town centre starts the ...

    Come and join the fun at the Ormskirk Christmas Lights switch on extravaganza Friday 24 November as the town centre starts the festive season in style! The Chapel Gallery’s bustling Christmas Market will be open from noon to 8pm with loads of stalls for people to browse through and pick up...

    23/11/2017
  6. Double Christmas delight for Ormskirk ormskirk

    West Lancashire Borough Council is pleased that a second Christmas tree's coming to Ormskirk this Christmas. In addition to ...

    West Lancashire Borough Council is pleased that a second Christmas tree's coming to Ormskirk this Christmas. In addition to the tree the Council provides in the Town Centre (pictured on Tuesday afternoon) community fundraising from businesses and residents has enabled a second tree to be...

    23/11/2017
  7. Warning over fake 20 notes being used in Ormskirk ormskirk

    A member of staff at one of Ormskirk's biggest building societies has spoken to QLocal's Roger Blaxall about the rising number of ...

    A member of staff at one of Ormskirk's biggest building societies has spoken to QLocal's Roger Blaxall about the rising number of dud £20 notes being seen in the town. "We simply have to confiscate them and take them out of circulation," said the lady who works at the Nationwide on Busrough St....

    23/11/2017
  8. What a wonderful sight for Lancashire Day ormskirk

    Spotted in Ormskirk town centre is this Lancashire flag, flying proudly outside a new cafe which opens soon. QLocal will have ...

    Spotted in Ormskirk town centre is this Lancashire flag, flying proudly outside a new cafe which opens soon. QLocal will have much, much more on the venture soon! Lancashire day will be celebrated on Monday, 27th November so don't forget your loyal toast to HM The Queen, the Duke of Lancaster...

    23/11/2017
  9. WW1 war memorial campaign by Ormskirk man ormskirk

    Not everyone who fought for King and Country in WW1 was honoured for their bravery and service on local war memorials. And ...

    Not everyone who fought for King and Country in WW1 was honoured for their bravery and service on local war memorials. And QLocal's Roger Blaxall is grateful for this fascinating story from Pete Gateley of Prescot Road who met him on Remembrance Sunday with his own poignant 'memorial'. A...

    23/11/2017
  10. Student's bike theft with a twist ormskirk

    An Ormskirk student is counting the cost of doing the right thing - in the wrong way. Alerted to the rising number of bike ...

    An Ormskirk student is counting the cost of doing the right thing - in the wrong way. Alerted to the rising number of bike thefts in and around Southport, the KGV student who rode to Southport from Ormskirk decided to buy a sturdy bike lock from Wilko's in the town centre. He left his bike...

    23/11/2017
  11. Driving examiner strike. December 2017 ormskirk

    Some driving examiners are planning to take strike action on 4 December and 5 December 2017, and action short of a strike from 23 ...

    Some driving examiners are planning to take strike action on 4 December and 5 December 2017, and action short of a strike from 23 November 2017. Some driving examiners who are members of the Public and Commercial Service (PCS) union are planning to take strike action on Monday 4 December and...

    23/11/2017
  12. Appeal for witnesses following motorway collision ormskirk

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision on the M65 left a woman injured. Police were called to Junction 3 of the ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision on the M65 left a woman injured. Police were called to Junction 3 of the M65 around 8.45pm on Sunday (November 19). A Peugeot 307 and a Ford Fiesta had been involved in a collision on the westbound carriageway. The driver of the...

    22/11/2017
  13. Lady driver injured in minor Aughton traffic accident ormskirk

    This ethereal glow is nothing out of the ordinary - just a photo QLocal's Roger Blaxall took last night after a minor Aughton RTA ...

    This ethereal glow is nothing out of the ordinary - just a photo QLocal's Roger Blaxall took last night after a minor Aughton RTA caused major problems at a key Aughton junction. A Ford Focus and Tata Loadbeta light truck hit each other at around 4.45pm at the junction of Moss Delph Lane and...

    22/11/2017
  14. Watch out for online fraudsters as Black Friday approaches. ormskirk

    What will you buy online in the lead up to the festive season? Perhaps your presents, cards and wrapping paper, festive food and ...

    What will you buy online in the lead up to the festive season? Perhaps your presents, cards and wrapping paper, festive food and drink, that special outfit, a fancy-dress costume, a new phone or tablet for yourself, or some event tickets. Or a Christmas break to get away from it all. Because...

    22/11/2017
  15. MP concerned by oil and gas job cuts in Skem ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper has expressed her great concern about the news that GE Oil & Gas in Skelmersdale are currently consulting on ...

    MP Rosie Cooper has expressed her great concern about the news that GE Oil & Gas in Skelmersdale are currently consulting on redundancies of between 78 and 90 jobs at the plant. Pictured opening the plant in August 2015, MP Rosie was very disappointed to not have been informed of the planned...

    22/11/2017
  16. Citizens Advice responds to British Gas replacing standard variable tariffs ormskirk

    Citizens Advice has responded to the announcement that energy supplier British Gas (Centrica) will replace its standard variable ...

    Citizens Advice has responded to the announcement that energy supplier British Gas (Centrica) will replace its standard variable tariff with a fixed term default tariff, as part of a package of new measures for its customers. Citizens Advice Chief Executive, Gillian Guy said: “Poor value...

    21/11/2017
  17. Celebrating Lancashire Day ormskirk

    Libraries and museums across the county are getting ready to celebrate Lancashire Day on 27 November, with events taking place to ...

    Libraries and museums across the county are getting ready to celebrate Lancashire Day on 27 November, with events taking place to mark the occasion. Lancashire Day dates back to 1295, when the county sent its first representatives to Parliament. This marked Lancashire's move into the wider...

    21/11/2017
  18. Kingfast Crowned Merseyrail Sound Station Winner ormskirk

    A singer/song writer, who was born in Jamaica and raised in Northern Ireland, has been crowned the winner of Merseyrails Sound ...

    A singer/song writer, who was born in Jamaica and raised in Northern Ireland, has been crowned the winner of Merseyrail’s Sound Station competition. Kingfast went head to head with nine other aspiring artists in a battle of the bands style showdown on the concourse level of Liverpool...

    21/11/2017
  19. Be prepared in case of floods ormskirk

    West Lancashire Borough Council is encouraging residents to be prepared for floods, and to check if they need to take steps to ...

    West Lancashire Borough Council is encouraging residents to be prepared for floods, and to check if they need to take steps to protect their homes. The storms of Winter 2015, had devastating effects for some West Lancashire residents. It caused the worst flooding ever recorded in West...

    21/11/2017
  20. Buy a 2018 Resort Pass at this year's price ormskirk

    The Blackpool Resort Pass and Pass Plus offer fantastic ways to save money when visiting the UKs favourite beach resort. ...

    The Blackpool Resort Pass and Pass Plus offer fantastic ways to save money when visiting the UK’s favourite beach resort. With a brand new rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, a new super-heroes attraction at Madame Tussauds and a fabulous new elephant facility at Blackpool Zoo, the...

    21/11/2017
  21. Ormskirk Hope for the Homeless event invitation ormskirk

    Report: David Jonker An evening of fundraising and entertainment to help those less fortunate this festive season is being held ...

    Report: David Jonker An evening of fundraising and entertainment to help those less fortunate this festive season is being held next month at an Ormskirk bar. This is FREE ENTRY, and you will be able to help by bringing a shoebox full of love and buying raffle tickets. Food will also be...

    21/11/2017
  22. Poorest hit hardest by tax, social security and public spending reforms ormskirk

    The poorest in society are being hit the hardest by changes to tax, social security and public spending reforms, and are set to ...

    The poorest in society are being hit the hardest by changes to tax, social security and public spending reforms, and are set to lose 10% of their income, our new report has revealed. Ahead of this week’s budget, the Commission has published its independent report on the impact that changes...

    21/11/2017
  23. County told to kerb its enthusiasm ormskirk

    Homeowners across Ormskirk, Aughton and Burscough could be vulnerable to being charged hundreds and possibly thousands of pounds ...

    Homeowners across Ormskirk, Aughton and Burscough could be vulnerable to being charged hundreds and possibly thousands of pounds to park their cars on their own driveways. The County Council's begun to implement legislation (Section 184 of the Highways Act 1980), which enables it to charge...

    21/11/2017
  24. Picture this - Ormskirk NT members hear about acclaimed Liverpool photographer ormskirk

    Report: Sue Watkinson Held in the new and splendid pavilion overlooking Ormskirk Cricket Club, Brook Lane, the hot pot lunch ...

    Report: Sue Watkinson Held in the new and splendid pavilion overlooking Ormskirk Cricket Club, Brook Lane, the hot pot lunch and AGM of Ormskirk and District Association of National Trust Members on Thursday were well attended. After an excellent meal and lots of chatter, President Alan...

    21/11/2017
  25. Why this special concert was music to the ears of Ormskirk music lovers ormskirk

    Report: Clare Williams Saturday night was music night at Ormskirk School - and for 50 good reasons! For a special and ...

    Report: Clare Williams Saturday night was music night at Ormskirk School - and for 50 good reasons! For a special and memorable evening saw the 50th anniversary concert of Ormskirk Music Society. The choir and orchestra have been playing and singing together since 1967 and what better way...

    21/11/2017
  26. Road users invited to learn about exciting new scheme ormskirk

    Sefton Council is inviting road users to a drop-in session to learn about the building of new slip roads at Junction 1 of the M58. ...

    Sefton Council is inviting road users to a drop-in session to learn about the building of new slip roads at Junction 1 of the M58. Taking place on November 28 at Meadows Leisure Centre in Maghull, the session will be open throughout the day so that visitors can find out about the huge £6.7m...

    21/11/2017
  27. Life's a beach at new Ormskirk travel agents ormskirk

    Life's a beach at Hays Travel, the town's biggest travel agents which opened on Saturday. It's also a mountain resort, cruise, ...

    Life's a beach at Hays Travel, the town's biggest travel agents which opened on Saturday. It's also a mountain resort, cruise, family holiday or whatever you want it to be as the team - Natalie, Rachel, Margaret, Katie and Claire - does its very best to tailor make a dream or affordable break...

    21/11/2017
  28. This trike's just right for brave Ormskirk youngster ormskirk

    Report: Enda Rylands A brave eight-year-old Ormskirk girl is on the road to recovery after a life changing operation to help ...

    Report: Enda Rylands A brave eight-year-old Ormskirk girl is on the road to recovery after a life changing operation to help her walk without pain. And her recovery is being helped after she was able to get a trike with funding provided by Community Link Foundation to help improve her...

    20/11/2017
  29. Police appeal after Aughton driver hurt in Scarisbrick smash ormskirk

    An Aughton pensioner's has been left with serious leg injuries following a collision in Scarisbrick. The incident happened at ...

    An Aughton pensioner's has been left with serious leg injuries following a collision in Scarisbrick. The incident happened at around 12.40pm on Southport Road on Thursday (November 16) when a Ford KA veered across the carriageway onto the opposite side and collided with a BMW 320D near to the...

    20/11/2017
  30. Mann alive - special evening at local Baptist church ormskirk

    Do you remember Manfred Mann? Maghull Baptist Church is delighted to welcome singer Paul Jones and his wife Fiona Hendley on ...

    Do you remember Manfred Mann? Maghull Baptist Church is delighted to welcome singer Paul Jones and his wife Fiona Hendley on Thursday 23d November for a very special meeting! We know this is a popular evening so please email our office admin@maghullbaptistchurch.co. uk to let us know if your...

    20/11/2017
  31. Police warning to West Lancashire residents ormskirk

    In recent days West Lancashire has been targeted by criminals resulting in a spike in residential burglaries. The offenders have ...

    In recent days West Lancashire has been targeted by criminals resulting in a spike in residential burglaries. The offenders have targeted domestic properties in order to steal a variety of items, with high performance/value vehicles appearing to be the primary objective. They appear to be unfazed...

    20/11/2017
  32. A big thank you to everyone who've helped save Christmas in Ormskirk ormskirk

    There's been a 'lights fantastic' response to an appeal to raise funds to reinstate the Christmas Tree by Ormskirk Parish Church! ...

    There's been a 'lights fantastic' response to an appeal to raise funds to reinstate the Christmas Tree by Ormskirk Parish Church! Now, the Community Christmas Tree and Nativity Scene light switch on arrangements have been finalised, and will take place at 5.30pm, with pupils from Ormskirk Church...

    20/11/2017
  33. Looking forward with Family History Society ormskirk

    Report: Kate Hurst Ormskirk and District Family History Society extends a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join them ...

    Report: Kate Hurst Ormskirk and District Family History Society extends a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join them for their final meeting of the year, on Wednesday 22 November. Mr. Stuart Elliot will give a talk on English Village Life in the Middle Ages, beginning at 8pm. As...

    20/11/2017
  34. Bus drivers on strike again today ormskirk

    People travelling in the Liverpool City Region are being urged to plan their journeys and check before they travel ahead of ...

    People travelling in the Liverpool City Region are being urged to plan their journeys and check before they travel ahead of planned industrial action by members of Unite, GMB on Arriva bus services. Strike action is due to affect Arriva bus services on Monday 20th and Monday 27th November...

    20/11/2017
  35. Plan submitted for new 50m Mersey cruise terminal ormskirk

    Liverpool City Council has submitted a planning application for a new £50m Cruise Terminal Facility on the River Mersey. ...

    Liverpool City Council has submitted a planning application for a new £50m Cruise Terminal Facility on the River Mersey. The council is looking to create an “international standard”, permanent facility which would enable the city to welcome the world’s biggest cruise ships. The...

    20/11/2017
  36. Ormskirk and District Snooker results ormskirk

    This week saw Southport Conservative Club continue to lead the way in the First Division of the Ormskirk & District Amateur ...

    This week saw Southport Conservative Club continue to lead the way in the First Division of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League. This time around they completed a 4-2 victory at the expense of Upholland Social to made it a superb eight on the bounce of wins and maintain their 100%...

    20/11/2017

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