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  1. Final floral tributes for tragic Burscough biker ormskirk

    Floral tributes have been added to the roadside 'shrine' of a young Burscough biker killed in Ormskirk last month. David ...

    Floral tributes have been added to the roadside 'shrine' of a young Burscough biker killed in Ormskirk last month. David Stevens, 31, died after his powerful Yamaha machine was in collision with a Honda Civic at teatime on 18 April.

    24/05/2018
  2. Food for thought at new Ormskirk vegan cafe ormskirk

    These are exciting times for Ormskirk- especially if you enjoy good food morning, noon and night! The last few years have seen ...

    These are exciting times for Ormskirk- especially if you enjoy good food morning, noon and night! The last few years have seen a steady growth in all types of establishments with one omission - a 100 per cent vegan cafe. Until now - opening soon will be Chia Chia an independently run,...

    24/05/2018
  3. Government announces new standards for fire and rescue services ormskirk

    A new Fire Standards Board (FSB) will be overseeing and commissioning professional standards for fire and rescue services across ...

    A new Fire Standards Board (FSB) will be overseeing and commissioning professional standards for fire and rescue services across England. Addressing the Local Government Association’s Fire Commission recently (21 May 2018), the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, Nick Hurd, announced...

    24/05/2018
  4. Five shortlisted to develop Roads for the Future and driverless cars ormskirk

    Smart traffic lights, flexible use of kerbsides, segregated driverless zones, and sat-navs learning through artificial ...

    Smart traffic lights, flexible use of kerbsides, segregated driverless zones, and sat-navs learning through artificial intelligence are among the ideas shortlisted today in a national competition to design roads fit for driverless cars. Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission Sir...

    24/05/2018
  5. News of note from Rufford ormskirk

    This sounds like music to our ears! ...

    This sounds like music to our ears!

    24/05/2018
  6. Town Green girls reach their 'goal' in county sports finals ormskirk

    Pupils from Aughton Town Green Primary School are celebrating after securing a place at the largest youth sporting event in ...

    Pupils from Aughton Town Green Primary School are celebrating after securing a place at the largest youth sporting event in Lancashire, following victory in a girls’ football competition. They battled it out against 13 other school teams and will now represent West Lancashire at the SPAR...

    23/05/2018
  7. Busy Burscough grinds to a halt after serious RTA between bike and pickup ormskirk

    The busy A59 through Burscough was closed for around four hours today after a serious RTA at the junction of Moss Lane and Red Cat ...

    The busy A59 through Burscough was closed for around four hours today after a serious RTA at the junction of Moss Lane and Red Cat Lane this morning. Traffic travelling towards Preston was diverted via Square Lane while traffic towards Ormskirk and Southport was held up in 22 degree heat with an...

    23/05/2018
  8. Gig4Life hits all the right notes for charity ormskirk

    Ormskirk's first Gig4Life at The Civic on Saturday night was a great success, hitting all the right £notes for charity! ...

    Ormskirk's first Gig4Life at The Civic on Saturday night was a great success, hitting all the right £notes for charity! The busy QLocal news desk received this e-mail off organiser Keith Hubbard at lunchtime: 'Hi Roger, Yes it was a great night, after expenses we raised £ 724:50p for...

    23/05/2018
  9. Justin Fletcher returns to the 2018 Southport Flower Show ormskirk

    Justin Fletcher returns to the 2018 Southport Flower Show - and you can take the kids for free. Justin Fletcher, star of ...

    Justin Fletcher returns to the 2018 Southport Flower Show - and you can take the kids for free. Justin Fletcher, star of CBeebies, is coming back to the Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest - and you can take the kids to see him for free. The entertainer, known to millions of...

    23/05/2018
  10. Great British Bake Off contestant Flo Atkins to star at Southport Flower Show ormskirk

    Cake Queen Flo Atkins, who starred in TV's Great British Bake Off, is to demonstrate her cooking talents at the 2018 Southport ...

    Cake Queen Flo Atkins, who starred in TV's Great British Bake Off, is to demonstrate her cooking talents at the 2018 Southport Flower Show partnered by Everest. Flo found fame as one of the contestants in the first series of GBBO to be screened by Channel 4, charming TV audiences with her...

    23/05/2018
  11. Women to the fore after local elections ormskirk

    Report: Maureen Mills It's fitting that in 2018 - the centenary of the first women winning the right to vote in the UK - recent ...

    Report: Maureen Mills It's fitting that in 2018 - the centenary of the first women winning the right to vote in the UK - recent local elections have delivered historic victories for women councillors across the Borough. After West Lancashire Labour took seats in Burscough and North Meols, and...

    23/05/2018
  12. First measure of industry progress to cut sugar unveiled ormskirk

    The first assessment of industry progress on the governments sugar reduction programme has been published. Public Health ...

    The first assessment of industry progress on the government’s sugar reduction programme has been published. Public Health England (PHE) has published the first assessment of progress on the government’s sugar reduction programme, measuring how far the food industry has gone towards reducing...

    23/05/2018
  13. Flamingo chicks hatch at Martin Mere ormskirk

    Eight greater flamingo chicks have hatched at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this week. Centre Manager, Nick Brooks, said: ...

    Eight greater flamingo chicks have hatched at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this week. Centre Manager, Nick Brooks, said: “It is always great to see flamingo chicks at the centre. They are very popular with our visitors. We do a flamingo experience every day at 1.30pm were we put up a scope...

    23/05/2018
  14. Environment Agency calls for action on water efficiency ormskirk

    Rivers and wildlife could be left without sufficient water unless action is taken to reduce water use and wastage, according to an ...

    Rivers and wildlife could be left without sufficient water unless action is taken to reduce water use and wastage, according to an Environment Agency report published today. The first major report on water resources in England states that climate change and demand from a growing population...

    23/05/2018
  15. Why there wasn't a dry eye in the house for West End's memorable 'Royal Wedding' ormskirk

    Report and photos: Sam Spearing-Evans West End pupils, staff, parents and friends had a memorable afternoon as they celebrated ...

    Report and photos: Sam Spearing-Evans West End pupils, staff, parents and friends had a memorable afternoon as they celebrated the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle. The school was decorated beautifully with red, white and blue bunting, hearts and pictures of the happy...

    23/05/2018
  16. Here's a fun filled summer day out for the children ormskirk

    If you're looking for a great day out for all the family, why not visit the brilliant Ormskirk Gingerbread Festival on Sunday 15th ...

    If you're looking for a great day out for all the family, why not visit the brilliant Ormskirk Gingerbread Festival on Sunday 15th July? Between 11am and 5pm there'll be lots of fun for all with Mr. Styx the children’s entertainer and his magic tricks and balloon models, the Ormskirk Gingerbread...

    23/05/2018
  17. Lost racing pigeon takes rest at local care home ormskirk

    A care home's reunited a lost racing pigeon with its owners, after finding out that it was released over 250 miles away in ...

    A care home's reunited a lost racing pigeon with its owners, after finding out that it was released over 250 miles away in Portsmouth. Stocks Hall Care Home, in delightful Mawdesley near Ormskirk, welcomed an unexpected visitor of the feathered kind. This afternoon, home manager Faye...

    22/05/2018
  18. Key travel and safety advice for Tall Ships Regatta ormskirk

    Visitors planning to watch the Tall Ships regatta from the Sefton coastline over the May bank holiday are being advised to stay ...

    Visitors planning to watch the Tall Ships regatta from the Sefton coastline over the May bank holiday are being advised to stay safe at all times. Anyone heading to Crosby beach on Monday, May 28 to watch the regatta is asked to stay within 50 metres from the promenade and watch for any...

    22/05/2018
  19. Stay safe using barbecues and chimineas this summer ormskirk

    The recent spell of warm, sunny weather certainly entices us to spend more time outside and its the perfect opportunity to fire ...

    The recent spell of warm, sunny weather certainly entices us to spend more time outside and it’s the perfect opportunity to fire up the barbecue, spend time with friends and enjoy it while we can. Then, as the sun sets and the temperature drops what could be better than huddling round your chiminea...

    22/05/2018
  20. North West Air Ambulance to benefit from Real Lancashire boundary walk ormskirk

    The North West Air Ambulance will benefit from one mans mission to walk the entire length of the Real Lancashire county boundary ...

    The North West Air Ambulance will benefit from one man’s mission to walk the entire length of the Real Lancashire county boundary (the County Palatine) – all 400 miles of it! Philip Walsh, Chairman of Friends of Real Lancashire (FORL) has devised a Lancashire boundary walk in conjunction with...

    22/05/2018
  21. Why Miss Williams Walk-a-thon to work was a piece of cake ormskirk

    Report: Jo Lawrence St Annes school, Ormskirk launched its annual Walk to School Week yesterday - with one teacher ...

    Report: Jo Lawrence St Anne’s school, Ormskirk launched its annual ‘Walk to School Week’ yesterday - with one teacher putting her best foot forward for an extra special journey to work! And instead of her usual 20 minute car journey from Formby, Katrina Williams was up extra early to walk...

    22/05/2018
  22. An Officer And A Gentleman at the Liverpool Empire ormskirk

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the new musical adaptation of the classic film An Officer And A Gentleman at the ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the new musical adaptation of the classic film An Officer And A Gentleman at the Liverpool Empire last night. You remember that moment? When Richard Gere in a navy uniform picks up Debra Winger and walks out with her... Well now you can experience...

    22/05/2018
  23. Councillor Noel Delaney is new Mayor of West Lancashire ormskirk

    Councillor Noel Delaney is new Mayor of West Lancashire Councillor Noel Delaney has taken over the chains of office as ...

    Councillor Noel Delaney is new Mayor of West Lancashire Councillor Noel Delaney has taken over the chains of office as Mayor of West Lancashire and is looking forward to his new role. During his year as Mayor he will perform many important duties including representing the Borough...

    22/05/2018
  24. Nurse recruitment open day at Southport hospital ormskirk

    A recruitment day for nurses interested in working at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals is being held next Tuesday. The ...

    A recruitment day for nurses interested in working at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals is being held next Tuesday. The event runs from 3.30pm to 7pm on Tuesday 29th May in the Clinical Education Centre at Southport hospital. Light refreshments will be available for all those attending. ...

    22/05/2018
  25. New Brighton find John Armstrong and Tom Hartley too hot to handle ormskirk

    Report: Peter Rogan On a beautiful sunny afternoon Ormskirk won the toss and elected to bat. The innings started ...

    Report: Peter Rogan On a beautiful sunny afternoon Ormskirk won the toss and elected to bat. The innings started dramatically with the first ball when Andy Baybutt (0), trying to get off the mark with a quick unrealistic single, found himself stranded a long way out of his wicket only to be...

    21/05/2018
  26. Merseyside drivers urged not to risk road workers lives ormskirk

    The lives of road workers in Merseyside are being put at risk by drivers ignoring overnight closures at one of Englands busiest ...

    The lives of road workers in Merseyside are being put at risk by drivers ignoring overnight closures at one of England’s busiest motorway junctions. Contractors for Highways England have reported 23 separate incidents in the past two months where road users have driven into the roadworks for...

    21/05/2018
  27. Police appeal after decapitated dogs head found on door handle ormskirk

    Police are appealing for information following a report of a decapitated dogs head that has been found. On Sunday 20th May ...

    Police are appealing for information following a report of a decapitated dogs head that has been found. On Sunday 20th May 2018, police were called to the Great Meadow area of Chorley where a dogs head has been discovered on the door handle of an address. This was extremely distressing for the...

    21/05/2018
  28. New safety enforcement vans on Lancashire's roads ormskirk

    A new fleet of road safety enforcement vans is being rolled out across Lancashire today (Monday May 21st). The high visibility ...

    A new fleet of road safety enforcement vans is being rolled out across Lancashire today (Monday May 21st). The high visibility vehicles, operated by Lancashire Constabulary, will play a key role in reducing road traffic collisions and injuries on the county’s roads. Eight vehicles will...

    21/05/2018
  29. Advice to the public ahead of a busy Bank Holiday weekend ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is offering a warm welcome to the thousands of visitors expected to head to Liverpool and the Wirral this ...

    Merseyside Police is offering a warm welcome to the thousands of visitors expected to head to Liverpool and the Wirral this weekend (Friday 25 May - Monday, 28 May) for the Tall Ships Festival and offering advice to make sure they have a great time and enjoy the event safely. Superintendent...

    21/05/2018
  30. Homeless people are being fined, convicted and jailed for begging and rough sleeping ormskirk

    VULNERABLE homeless people are being fined, convicted and jailed for begging and rough sleeping, an investigation has found. ...

    VULNERABLE homeless people are being fined, convicted and jailed for begging and rough sleeping, an investigation has found. More than 50 councils across England and Wales have public space protection orders banning behaviour including begging for food and money and sitting in a public space...

    21/05/2018
  31. Taming Ormskirk's wildlife ormskirk

    Police have been out and about in Ormskirk town centre recently with wildlife officers visiting local hot spots where youths ...

    Police have been out and about in Ormskirk town centre recently with wildlife officers visiting local hot spots where youths congregate in a bid to nip any trouble in the bud... QLocal's Roger Blaxall spotted the officers at Morrison's in Ormskirk where youths turn its car park into a impromptu...

    21/05/2018
  32. 'Trip Advisors' best places to eat in the Ormskirk area ormskirk

    Trip Advisor is, for many, the go to website to find a great place to eat, drink and have a good time; predictably, Moor Hall in ...

    Trip Advisor is, for many, the go to website to find a great place to eat, drink and have a good time; predictably, Moor Hall in Aughton tops the list. Here's its latest recommendations for local restaurants: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ Restaurants-g1071013-Ormskirk_ Lancashire_England.html

    21/05/2018
  33. Campaign branches out to protect UK's mighty oaks ormskirk

    Action Oak contributes to the Governments 25-year Environment Plan by helping to protect the country's 121 million precious oak ...

    Action Oak contributes to the Government’s 25-year Environment Plan by helping to protect the country's 121 million precious oak trees for future generations. A major new campaign to protect the UK’s mighty oak trees from threats including pests and diseases has been officially launched at...

    21/05/2018
  34. Why not 'bowl along' to Ormskirk Bowling Club on Thursday night ormskirk

    This Thursday night, come and try a different sport that's suitable for all the family, young or old, and also have the ...

    This Thursday night, come and try a different sport that's suitable for all the family, young or old, and also have the opportunity to gain new friends and get a bit of gentle exercise. Ormskirk Bowling Club has been up and running for just over two years and is opening its doors to anyone...

    21/05/2018
  35. New laws to make social media safer ormskirk

    New laws will be created to make sure that the UK is the safest place in the world to be online, Digital Secretary Matt Hancock ...

    New laws will be created to make sure that the UK is the safest place in the world to be online, Digital Secretary Matt Hancock has announced. New online safety laws to be created to make sure the UK is the safest place in the world to be online. Response to Internet Safety Strategy...

    20/05/2018
  36. MOT rule changes, 20 May 2018 ormskirk

    The MOT test changed on 20 May 2018, with new defect types, stricter rules for diesel car emissions, and some vehicles over 40 ...

    The MOT test changed on 20 May 2018, with new defect types, stricter rules for diesel car emissions, and some vehicles over 40 years old becoming exempt. The way that the MOT test works in England, Scotland and Wales changed on Sunday 20 May 2018. The MOT test works differently in...

    20/05/2018

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