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  1. What next for 'gravy Dave'? ormskirk

    An Aughton shop owner has appeared in court over a hefty VAT fraud. Crosby's David Leatherbarrow - nicknamed 'Gravy Dave' by ...

    An Aughton shop owner has appeared in court over a hefty VAT fraud. Crosby's David Leatherbarrow - nicknamed 'Gravy Dave' by one of his staff - owns Aughton Food Stores on Moss Delph Lane and was in court in Liverpool earlier this month. The case will be heard again in summer; for more click...

    22/04/2017
  2. 'Barnyard'opening soon in Ormskirk ormskirk

    'Barnyard' is the name of the new fried chicken shop which is opening soon in Ormskirk, QLocal can reveal. Work is ongoing to ...

    'Barnyard' is the name of the new fried chicken shop which is opening soon in Ormskirk, QLocal can reveal. Work is ongoing to convert the former sweet shop and cafe into the new business venture which is owned by a local man and should be opened by May.

    22/04/2017
  3. Join the queue! New 'age charter' launched in Ormskirk ormskirk

    Older people’s charity Age UK Lancashire officially launched their new Charter for Later Life at a special event yesterday. Held ...

    Older peopleÂ’s charity Age UK Lancashire officially launched their new Charter for Later Life at a special event yesterday. Held at their Wellbeing Resource Centre in Ormskirk, over 80 people attended, including local older people, councillors, partner organisations and special guests Rosie Cooper...

    22/04/2017
  4. Planned roadworks in the North West ormskirk

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 24 to Sunday 30 April 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 24 to Sunday 30 April 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 21 April and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances....

    21/04/2017
  5. Tenants warned to treat neighbours with respect or face eviction ormskirk

    West Lancashire Borough Council tenants are being warned they could lose their homes if they behave in a racist or abusive manner ...

    West Lancashire Borough Council tenants are being warned they could lose their homes if they behave in a racist or abusive manner towards their neighbours. The message is being issued after a tenant, Keith Edwards, aged 51, of Alma Court, Up Holland, faced eviction proceedings after being...

    21/04/2017
  6. Concern growing for missing Blackpool woman ormskirk

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Blackpool woman. 36-year-old Claire Grimshaw was ...

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Blackpool woman. 36-year-old Claire Grimshaw was last seen leaving an address on St Heliers Road on Sunday 2nd April to go shopping. She didnÂ’t return home and hasnÂ’t been in contact with her family since. Claire...

    21/04/2017
  7. Government should heed inspector's warnings on police demands says Commissioner ormskirk

    Responding to the annual 'State of Policing' report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), Lancashire's Police ...

    Responding to the annual 'State of Policing' report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said; "Finally, independent inspectors are seeing what we have been warning about for some time. Years of austerity have caused...

    21/04/2017
  8. Market day fire drama ormskirk

    What are the odds on this happening? A stray cigarette stub which was casually flicked down the back of a facia board ...

    What are the odds on this happening? A stray cigarette stub which was casually flicked down the back of a facia board outside Ladbrokes bookies on Moor St. burst into flames with the shop evacuated for around an hour this afternoon.

    20/04/2017
  9. Witness appeal launched after M6 collision ormskirk

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision involving 10 vehicles on the M6 motorway. Police were called ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision involving 10 vehicles on the M6 motorway. Police were called around 5.30pm yesterday (Wednesday, April 19) after reports of a major incident close to Junction 28 near Leyland (pictured). A Volvo HGV was travelling northbound in...

    20/04/2017
  10. Frank Morgan memorial road race ormskirk

    A veteran performance from Prescot cyclist Andy Martin was one of the highlights of this weekend’s Frank Morgan memorial road ...

    A veteran performance from Prescot cyclist Andy Martin was one of the highlights of this weekend’s Frank Morgan memorial road race. Andy, 42, took the coveted ‘John Carlisle‘ award to recognize six race winning performances over recent years; the event is in memory of Frank Morgan, a local...

    20/04/2017
  11. Get your place at the starting line this Bank Holiday at WWT Martin Mere ormskirk

    Get your place at the starting line this Bank Holiday at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. On your marks, get set, ...

    Get your place at the starting line this Bank Holiday at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. On your marks, get set, goÂ…Â…Â…Â…. WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is making a splash this bank holiday weekend with the fourth annual plastic duck race on Monday 1 May at 3pm. All April, children have...

    20/04/2017
  12. 'Bloom in Burscough' launched ormskirk

    Report from Tess Reddington Home and business owners in Burscough are being invited to take part in a competition run by ...

    Report from Tess Reddington Home and business owners in Burscough are being invited to take part in a competition run by Burscough Parish Council showcasing the best of Burscough’s gardening skills. ‘Bloomin’ Burscough’ will encourage residents and business owners to get green fingered and...

    20/04/2017
  13. Merseyside police appeal for information over city centre burglaries ormskirk

    Merseyside police wants to speak to two men in connection with a number of recent burglaries in the city centre area of Liverpool. ...

    Merseyside police wants to speak to two men in connection with a number of recent burglaries in the city centre area of Liverpool. The force has issued photographs of the two individuals in the hope that the public can help trace them. James Riley Marshall Tung

    20/04/2017
  14. My Goodness - you don't see one of these every day! ormskirk

    A local classic car buff had to be rescued from the roadside after his prized MG broke down at Robins Island yesterday. His ...

    A local classic car buff had to be rescued from the roadside after his prized MG broke down at Robins Island yesterday. His rare VA which has just undergone an amazing restoration suffered an electrical fault as he was on his way to get petrol at the local Shell garage in Maghull. He was...

    20/04/2017
  15. Operation Hawk – Disrupting Drug Dealing in Chorley ormskirk

    A number of warrants have been carried out across Chorley as part of Operation Hawk - an intelligence-led operation targeting ...

    A number of warrants have been carried out across Chorley as part of Operation Hawk - an intelligence-led operation targeting Organised Crime Groups who are operating in the area. The team, made up of neighbourhood officers, response patrols and the Intelligence Unit, was first set up in...

    20/04/2017
  16. Southport Air Show aircraft announcement ormskirk

    A Flying Fortress and a Sea Vixen will replace the Red Arrows. A spokesperson for the Air Show said "We are excited to ...

    A Flying Fortress and a Sea Vixen will replace the Red Arrows. A spokesperson for the Air Show said "We are excited to announce new aircraft displays as part of this yearÂ’s Southport Air Show. Taking place on 15 - 17 September 2017, the annual spectacle will see debut displays from the...

    19/04/2017
  17. Georgiana Olteanu missing from home ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Georgiana Olteanu and officers have issued a new image ...

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Georgiana Olteanu and officers have issued a new image of her in their continued efforts to locate Georgiana, who has been missing since 18 March. Georgiana Olteanu 3 Merseyside Police has issued an...

    19/04/2017
  18. Eight people have been arrested as part of a major human trafficking operation ormskirk

    Lancashire Police have today (Wednesday, April 19th) arrested 8 people as part of an investigation into human trafficking spanning ...

    Lancashire Police have today (Wednesday, April 19th) arrested 8 people as part of an investigation into human trafficking spanning across the country. The seven men and one woman were arrested following a series of early morning raids at addresses in Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool in...

    19/04/2017
  19. New fast-track immigration appeal rules proposed ormskirk

    A new fast-track system to speed up immigration and asylum appeals for those in detention, saving millions of pounds every year, ...

    A new fast-track system to speed up immigration and asylum appeals for those in detention, saving millions of pounds every year, has been drawn up by Ministers. The government today set out plans for a new process for detained foreign nationals appealing a Home Office decision to remove them...

    19/04/2017
  20. 'Where's Wally?' ormskirk

    QLocal's Roger Blaxall couldn’t resist getting a picture of this lady as she strolled around the town centre last night... ...

    QLocal's Roger Blaxall couldnÂ’t resist getting a picture of this lady as she strolled around the town centre last night... Remind you of anyone?

    19/04/2017
  21. Put the brakes on this scrambler menace before it’s too late... ormskirk

    Has anyone noticed the small number of scrambler bikes which are now racing in and around the town centre? QLocal’s Roger ...

    Has anyone noticed the small number of scrambler bikes which are now racing in and around the town centre? QLocalÂ’s Roger Blaxall managed to get this not so great photo of two of them as he was stopped in traffic near the library on Thursday afternoon; minutes earlier a youngster in a white...

    19/04/2017
  22. NSPCC and Lidl announce new Ł3 million partnership to keep children safe from abuse ormskirk

    NSPCC and Lidl UK announce new £3 million partnership to keep children safe from abuse · Long-term ...

    NSPCC and Lidl UK announce new £3 million partnership to keep children safe from abuse · Long-term commitment from the supermarket will enable the charity to reach one million children with its ‘Speak Out Stay SafeÂ’ primary school programme · Support is vital, with two children...

    19/04/2017
  23. What's cooking? New gourmet burger bar for Ormskirk ormskirk

    Great news for people of good taste – a new gourmet burger bar’s opening soon in Ormskirk. The former cafe and coffee bar at ...

    Great news for people of good taste – a new gourmet burger bar’s opening soon in Ormskirk. The former cafe and coffee bar at the end of Aughton St has been a hive of activity this week as the Burscough businessman and his partners behind the venture prepared for an opening before the end of this...

    19/04/2017
  24. Attempted robbery at Penwortham garage ormskirk

    CCTV images have been released by officers investigating an attempted robbery at a 24 hour filling station. The incident ...

    CCTV images have been released by officers investigating an attempted robbery at a 24 hour filling station. The incident happened at around 12.05am this morning (Tuesday, April 18th) after three men dressed in dark clothing and ski masks have tried to enter the Middleforth Garage on Leyland...

    19/04/2017
  25. Most primary pupils get the school place they want ormskirk

    Most primary pupils get the school place they want. Nearly 98% of primary school starters are getting a place at one of their ...

    Most primary pupils get the school place they want. Nearly 98% of primary school starters are getting a place at one of their preferred schools this September. Figures for primary school admissions show that 89% will get their first preference and 8.5% will go to schools which were their...

    18/04/2017
  26. A great doggy afternoon out with Guide Dogs ormskirk

    On April 26th local Guide Dog supporters will celebrate National Tea Day by hosting a fundraising tea party at The Grove, ...

    On April 26th local Guide Dog supporters will celebrate National Tea Day by hosting a fundraising tea party at The Grove, Burscough. And it's rumoured that one of Ormskirk’s newest additions - guide dog pup Digit – will also be in attendance to show his support. The event will be an...

    18/04/2017
  27. End of the road for The Villa? ormskirk

    A popular Scarisbrick cafe was closed on what should be one of its busiest weekends of the year. The Villa - which opened in ...

    A popular Scarisbrick cafe was closed on what should be one of its busiest weekends of the year. The Villa - which opened in the former little Chef - looks to have been shut for the last few weeks. Last week, one of the owners of Diglake Farm shop nearby said that a lady from the cafe...

    18/04/2017
  28. 'On the wyre'? Not for Richmond as they prepare for the big one! ormskirk

    Report from George Clandon Wyre Villa 0. Burscough Richmond 4. Richmond made their way to Wyre near Blackpool for yet ...

    Report from George Clandon Wyre Villa 0. Burscough Richmond 4. Richmond made their way to Wyre near Blackpool for yet another crucial game on their push for promotion. Enforced changes complicated manager Mike ClandonÂ’s final team selection; as it turned out after a little apprehension...

    18/04/2017
  29. Final countdown for new filling station ormskirk

    Great news for local drivers - a new filling station will be opening in the next few weeks at the Ringtail Retail Park in ...

    Great news for local drivers - a new filling station will be opening in the next few weeks at the Ringtail Retail Park in Burscough. It's the latest addition to the thriving shopping centre; Booths has taken on 13 new staff specifically for the opening of its new mini mart there. Another...

    18/04/2017
  30. Stop press moos ! ormskirk

    The first three Long-horn calves of the season has been born at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, helping the Centre to ...

    The first three Long-horn calves of the season has been born at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, helping the Centre to traditionally manage the reserve. The calves, born from the 26 March, along with all the adults can be viewed from the Ron Barker hide. The centre is still expecting a number of...

    18/04/2017
  31. Number of people risking their lives on the railway hits 10-year-high ormskirk

    Number of people risking their lives on the railway hits 10-year-high New figures reveal one person every hour trespasses on the ...

    Number of people risking their lives on the railway hits 10-year-high New figures reveal one person every hour trespasses on the railway and puts their life in danger. Alarming new figures from Network Rail and British Transport Police reveal that more people than ever are risking their...

    18/04/2017
  32. New squad formed to tackle drone threat to prisons ormskirk

    The new squad is the latest step in efforts to disrupt drugs and mobile phones in prisons. A specialist squad of prison and ...

    The new squad is the latest step in efforts to disrupt drugs and mobile phones in prisons. A specialist squad of prison and police officers has been formed to tackle the threat drones pose to prison security, Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah revealed today. The team of investigators will work...

    18/04/2017
  33. OWL Independents prepare for a County roost ormskirk

    Our West Lancashire - the independent political party which claims it's gathering support from locals disaffected by 'big' County ...

    Our West Lancashire - the independent political party which claims it's gathering support from locals disaffected by 'big' County Council politics - has two candidates in the forthcoming May elections. The first is Ian Davis, who calls himself a proud Lancastrian born and bred. He's lived in...

    17/04/2017
  34. Good Friday celebrated in Ormskirk ormskirk

    Canon Ross Moughtin of Christ Church, Aughton lifted Good Friday's gloomy weather with a timely message of the cross as Ormskirk ...

    Canon Ross Moughtin of Christ Church, Aughton lifted Good Friday's gloomy weather with a timely message of the cross as Ormskirk Churches Together celebrated in Ormskirk town centre.

    17/04/2017
  35. Breathe Easy on top note! ormskirk

    Report from Trish Ireland Breathe Easy members discovered the power of music at their last meeting No wonder – because ...

    Report from Trish Ireland Breathe Easy members discovered the power of music at their last meeting No wonder – because the Power of Music group were there to instruct and encourage us as they lead us in song. Singing is a most useful and helpful activity for patients with respiratory...

    17/04/2017
  36. Burscough means business! ormskirk

    There’s been some extremely positive feedback for the new Burscough Business Network which launched last month. Its first ...

    There’s been some extremely positive feedback for the new Burscough Business Network which launched last month. Its first meeting was hosted at Merlin's Bakery Cafe on the Industrial Estate; there has been a well established ‘Business Watch’ there hosted at Biffa in liaison with the Police,...

    17/04/2017

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