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  1. All go at Grove Farm! ormskirk

    One week down, 519 to go! Contractors Westbourne have made a great start on its ten year contract with Taylor Wimpey which ...

    One week down, 519 to go! Contractors Westbourne have made a great start on its ten year contract with Taylor Wimpey which is developing Grove Farm on High Lane as Ormskirk's newest and biggest housing estate.

    21/01/2017
  2. Consultation starts on West Lancashire Green Infrastructure and Cycling Strategy. ormskirk

    Have your say on an exciting blueprint for green spaces, walking and cycling routes in your area. West Lancashire Borough ...

    Have your say on an exciting blueprint for green spaces, walking and cycling routes in your area. West Lancashire Borough Council has produced a draft Green Infrastructure and Cycling Strategy for the borough and wants to know your views on it. The Strategy looks to establish a high quality,...

    21/01/2017
  3. Planned road works in the North West ormskirk

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 20 January and ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 20 January and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as...

    21/01/2017
  4. Cheque Centre checks out of town... ormskirk

    Ormskirk's Cheque Centre has closed. The Burscough St branch is now empty after the Scottish firm moved out late last month. ...

    Ormskirk's Cheque Centre has closed. The Burscough St branch is now empty after the Scottish firm moved out late last month. A spokesperson for Cheque Centre told QLocal this morning: “Following a three-month consultation process, the difficult decision was made in December last year to close...

    20/01/2017
  5. Recruitment opens for Britains best summer jobs ormskirk

    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are seeking new recruits to help the charity keep people safe on beaches and save ...

    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are seeking new recruits to help the charity keep people safe on beaches and save lives. Recruitment has opened nationally for this summer’s crop of beach lifeguards and face to face fundraisers. Both roles are essential in supporting the RNLI’s aim...

    20/01/2017
  6. Shake it up this Saturday! ormskirk

    If you want to shake up your Saturday, here's a great way to do it! The new Shake It Up shop on Burscough St is holding ...

    If you want to shake up your Saturday, here's a great way to do it! The new Shake It Up shop on Burscough St is holding a family fun afternoon from 1pm and there'll be lots of attractions until 4pm.

    20/01/2017
  7. Waterfields closes tomorrow ormskirk

    Notices have appeared in the windows of a well known ormskirk bakers shop announcing its imminent demise. Waterfields will ...

    Notices have appeared in the windows of a well known ormskirk bakers shop announcing its imminent demise. Waterfields will close tomorrow after around 30 years in the town; it moved into its current Moor St shop after originally opening at the end of Aughton St. The fate of its staff is...

    20/01/2017
  8. Contractors move into WH Smith to prepare for new PO move ormskirk

    The final countdown for the controversial move of Ormskirk Post Office into WH Smith has begun, and this week contractors moved ...

    The final countdown for the controversial move of Ormskirk Post Office into WH Smith has begun, and this week contractors moved into its Moor St branch as work begins on the conversion of the rear of the shop.

    20/01/2017
  9. Let's Go Green for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity ormskirk

    Comedian Johnny Vegas is going green for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - and wants as many people as possible to join in the ...

    Comedian Johnny Vegas is going green for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - and wants as many people as possible to join in the fundraising fun. The Still Open All Hours and Benidorm star is leading the way in turning green as part of a £15 million Appeal to help build Liverpool's first...

    20/01/2017
  10. Projects to be funded through Community Infrastructure Levy monies ormskirk

    West Lancs residents have helped the Borough Council decide which projects it should fund using money raised from the Community ...

    West Lancs residents have helped the Borough Council decide which projects it should fund using money raised from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) in 2017/18. CIL allows the Council to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects in the Borough. The monies...

    20/01/2017
  11. 14m Boost for Adult Social Care Providers ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council is proposing to increase the amount it pays a wide range of adult social care providers by £14m, ...

    Lancashire County Council is proposing to increase the amount it pays a wide range of adult social care providers by £14m, to reflect the increased costs they are facing in delivering their services. The county council supports around 25,000 adults in the community and in residential care, at...

    20/01/2017
  12. Remember when - Ormskirk fifty years ago ormskirk

    Do you remember when Ormskirk had its own council, a Magistrates court, one of Lancashires best open markets and lots of ...

    Do you remember when Ormskirk had its own council, a Magistrates court, one of Lancashire’s best open markets and lots of independent shops? The days when you could drive through the town – and park for free outside the shops! – enjoy a film at its own cinema, and when half day closing on a...

    19/01/2017
  13. Lancashire Constabulary rise up the ranks ormskirk

    Lancashire Constabulary has gained 135 places after ranking 116, achieving 117 points in this year's Stonewall World Equality ...

    Lancashire Constabulary has gained 135 places after ranking 116, achieving 117 points in this year's Stonewall World Equality Index (WEI). Stonewall was founded in 1989, and since then has been at the forefront of unprecedented social and legal advancement for lesbian, gay and bisexual people...

    19/01/2017
  14. North West Puddle Jumping Championships. ormskirk

    Dress up warm and get your wellies on this February half term as WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre hosts the third North West Puddle ...

    Dress up warm and get your wellies on this February half term as WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre hosts the third North West Puddle Jumping Championships. The event, from 11th to 19st February, is encouraging children of all ages to get out into the fresh air and have fun jumping in puddles,...

    19/01/2017
  15. North West Ambulance Service requires improvement. ormskirk

    CQC rating for North West Ambulance Service. Health and social care regulator Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its ...

    CQC rating for North West Ambulance Service. Health and social care regulator Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its report following a planned week long inspection of North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) NHS Trust in May 2016. This is the first CQC inspection of NWAS to be rated...

    19/01/2017
  16. BTP statement regarding viewing pornography on the railway network ormskirk

    BTP are aware there has been some discussion in the media recently about people watching pornography on public transport and ...

    BTP are aware there has been some discussion in the media recently about people watching pornography on public transport and whether transport groups or the police can do anything about this. If you feel uncomfortable or distressed by someone who is looking at pornography on the railway, we want...

    19/01/2017
  17. Appeal For Information Following M62 RTC ormskirk

    Merseyside Polices roads policing unit are appealing for information following an RTC on M62 westbound Wednesday, 18 January. ...

    Merseyside Police’s roads policing unit are appealing for information following an RTC on M62 westbound Wednesday, 18 January. The incident happened at around 6.50am between junctions eight towards seven, when a black Vauxhall Corsa was in collision with a tree. The female driver was taken to...

    19/01/2017
  18. Man wanted in connection with assault ormskirk

    A 24-year-old man is wanted by police in connection with an allegation of assault. Police want to find Andrew McNair, 24, of ...

    A 24-year-old man is wanted by police in connection with an allegation of assault. Police want to find Andrew McNair, 24, of Willow Hey, Skelmersdale, after a woman was attacked in the town in December. The victim suffered a fractured jaw and damaged teeth during the assault. McNair is...

    18/01/2017
  19. Government backs Homelessness Bill with 48 million for councils ormskirk

    Councils to receive further £48 million funding to help deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessnes. ...

    Councils to receive further £48 million funding to help deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessnes. Councils are to receive a further £48 million funding to help them deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessness, Local Government Minister...

    18/01/2017
  20. Councils respond to 1.2 billion local roads funding allocations for 2017/18 ormskirk

    Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman at the LGA, responds to the announcement on how £1.2 billion in roads funding to ...

    Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman at the LGA, responds to the announcement on how £1.2 billion in roads funding to councils will be allocated in 2017/18. "Funding for roads maintenance is desperately needed and the money announced today will help councils tackle some of the growing...

    18/01/2017
  21. Lancashire Constabulary police with pride ormskirk

    Lancashire Constabulary has a new addition to its fleet, with the introduction of its first liveried Police with Pride ...

    Lancashire Constabulary has a new addition to its fleet, with the introduction of its first liveried ‘Police with Pride’ immediate response car. The car, which will be fully operational, will be based in the county’s west division at Blackpool and used 24/7 by the immediate response team. The...

    17/01/2017
  22. More news on Ormskirk's cafe society ormskirk

    Ormskirk's cafe society is about to get bigger next month. A new town centre cafe is currently taking shape over two floors of ...

    Ormskirk's cafe society is about to get bigger next month. A new town centre cafe is currently taking shape over two floors of the former Samuels jewellers which has been empty for the past two years or so. North Wales based 'Love to Eat' is planning to open in early February and is...

    17/01/2017
  23. Age UK urges older people to get in touch in the New Year ormskirk

    Report from David Ward Although the festive celebrations are behind us, Age UK Lancashire is highlighting the companionship and ...

    Report from David Ward Although the festive celebrations are behind us, Age UK Lancashire is highlighting the companionship and support available and is encouraging local older people to start the New Year by getting in touch. There a number of ways Age UK Lancashire can provide support to...

    17/01/2017
  24. Speedwatch in Halsall and Ormskirk ormskirk

    Lancashire's Community Road Watch Team and the local Neighbourhood Policing Team were out working in partnership at a speed ...

    Lancashire's Community Road Watch Team and the local Neighbourhood Policing Team were out working in partnership at a speed awareness event, the following statistics were gathered: Asmall Lane (20 mph) Throughput 161 Offences 16 Speed 14 Fastest Speed 32 Seat Belts 2 Mobiles 0

    17/01/2017
  25. NWAS Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Improving A&E Care ormskirk

    NWAS Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Improving A&E Care NHS teams from across the North of England have named North ...

    NWAS Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Improving A&E Care NHS teams from across the North of England have named North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) as ‘The Trust We Learned the Most From’ after an eight week ‘Action on A&E’ project organised by NHS Improvement. An Outstanding...

    17/01/2017
  26. Shop around advice for cheaper fuel ormskirk

    The rising price of petrol and diesel is really giving local drivers 'fuel for thought' - especially if you happen to live in ...

    The rising price of petrol and diesel is really giving local drivers 'fuel for thought' - especially if you happen to live in Lathom where the local Euro Garage boasts the dearest fuel in west Lancashire... It's even beating the tiny wayside Rowilco garage on the Aughton/Melling border...

    16/01/2017
  27. Speed warning for Aughton drivers ormskirk

    The reckless Audi A3 driver must have hit 80 as he crested Holborn Hill only to slam on his brakes for the speed, sorry safety, ...

    The reckless Audi A3 driver must have hit 80 as he crested Holborn Hill only to slam on his brakes for the speed, sorry safety, camera outside Aughton Christ Church. This was on a quiet Tuesday evening at around 10pm but shows how many idiotic drivers are out there who are nonetheless still wary...

    16/01/2017
  28. Disabled driver's driving 'the height of stupidity' ormskirk

    How's this for mad, bad driving? QLocal's Roger Blaxall was gobsmacked as he watched a lady on a disabled buggy cross the road ...

    How's this for mad, bad driving? QLocal's Roger Blaxall was gobsmacked as he watched a lady on a disabled buggy cross the road opposite Turquaz and then trundle down Park Road this Saturday night against the traffic. The lady, who looked to be in her 40's didn't even try to mount the pavement...

    16/01/2017
  29. New vehicle tax rates ormskirk

    The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars and some motor homes that are first registered with DVLA from 1 April ...

    The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars and some motor homes that are first registered with DVLA from 1 April 2017. Here is what you need to know if you’re thinking about buying a new vehicle.

    16/01/2017
  30. Better support for bereaved families ormskirk

    More people that have suffered the death of a spouse or civil partner will be entitled to increased support. The new modernised ...

    More people that have suffered the death of a spouse or civil partner will be entitled to increased support. The new modernised Bereavement Support Payment was announced on 12 January 2017 by Minister for Welfare Delivery Caroline Nokes. It will be introduced for those bereaved from 6 April...

    16/01/2017
  31. Teenager, 18, dies following Chorley collision ormskirk

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died following a collision in Chorley on January 15th. Police were ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died following a collision in Chorley on January 15th. Police were called around 12.05am following reports of an accident close to the junction of Shepherds Way and Clifford Street. A Vauxhall Corsa had been travelling north on Shepherds...

    16/01/2017
  32. Serious collision on M58 near Bickerstaffe ormskirk

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the M58. The incident happened at around 9.30am on Thursday ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the M58. The incident happened at around 9.30am on Thursday (January 12) between junctions 3 and 4. A BMW X5 was travelling eastbound when it lost control and collided with a Fiat Punto. The Punto left the carriageway and collided with...

    15/01/2017
  33. Ormskirk and district snooker league results ormskirk

    This week saw no change at the top of the First Division of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League as, amazingly and ...

    This week saw no change at the top of the First Division of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League as, amazingly and probably creating more history within our league, the top four teams all recorded 6-0 demolitions of their opponents. Firstly, Crosby Village SC maintain their...

    15/01/2017
  34. Planned road works in the North West ormskirk

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 January and ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 January and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as...

    14/01/2017
  35. New year, new you? ormskirk

    With 2017 now in full swing, health experts in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire are highlighting the benefits of eating ...

    With 2017 now in full swing, health experts in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire are highlighting the benefits of eating healthier and being more active to patients as they focus on New Year's resolutions. Dr Rob Caudwell, local GP and NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group...

    14/01/2017
  36. Man dies following collision on M6 ormskirk

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sadly died following a collision on the M6 near Broughton. At around ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sadly died following a collision on the M6 near Broughton. At around 11.45pm Thursday, January 12 a BMW 635D was travelling southbound in the third lane when it lost control and collided with the nearside barrier. It spun back into the path of...

    14/01/2017

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