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  1. Why this charity shop find was music to wind orchestra's ears ormskirk

    A complete orchestral score almost thrown away had a public performance on Saturday thanks to a sharp-eyed musician from Maghull ...

    A complete orchestral score almost thrown away had a public performance on Saturday thanks to a sharp-eyed musician from Maghull Wind Orchestra. Ormskirk's Liz McBride, who plays bass clarinet in the orchestra, spotted the sheet music in the bargain section of a music shop in York, at a giveaway...

    25/09/2018
  2. Great news for The Liberty Centre, Ormskirk ormskirk

    Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner has awarded £20,000 to west Lancashire's Liberty Centre based in Ormskirk. The ...

    Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner has awarded £20,000 to west Lancashire's Liberty Centre based in Ormskirk. The charity (http://www.dvsswl.org.uk/) IS dedicated to fighting all forms of domestic violence with the money part of £160,OOO given to projects that'll play a vital role across...

    25/09/2018
  3. Police to target 'pop up brothels' ormskirk

    Lancashire Police has joined other forces in launching a week-long operation aimed at tackling sexual exploitation. ...

    Lancashire Police has joined other forces in launching a week-long operation aimed at tackling sexual exploitation. Operation Aident is a joint campaign between police, the National Crime Agency and law enforcement agencies to understand the threat modern slavery and human trafficking...

    25/09/2018
  4. Success for two lady golfers ormskirk

    Two lady members of Ormskirk Golf Club finished a creditable third in the WPGA Lombard Trophy. Ali Gray (left) and her amateur ...

    Two lady members of Ormskirk Golf Club finished a creditable third in the WPGA Lombard Trophy. Ali Gray (left) and her amateur partner Sara Fitzgerald played in the inaugural staging of the 36-hole tournament held at Pestana’s Vila Sol Golf & Resort Hotel in Portugal on Thursday and Friday,...

    25/09/2018
  5. Edge Hill named fifth best University in NW ormskirk

    Ormskirk's Edge Hill University has been named the fifth best university in the Northwest by The Times and The Sunday Times Good ...

    Ormskirk's Edge Hill University has been named the fifth best university in the Northwest by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. But it only ranks 59th in the UK with 77% of students going on to find professional work or further education after graduation. Lancashire...

    25/09/2018
  6. Turning back the clock on Turning Lane ormskirk

    One man's dream to open his own museum in Scarisbrick dedicated to west Lancashire life was realised on Saturday afternoon. Les ...

    One man's dream to open his own museum in Scarisbrick dedicated to west Lancashire life was realised on Saturday afternoon. Les Rynhart showed off his fascinating collection of farm tools, machinery and other memorabilia he's been collecting - with a little help from his friends who brought a...

    25/09/2018
  7. Another cracking show from the U3A ormskirk

    How's this for a topical theme? Book your tickets now for the next Aughton and Ormskirk U3A show 'Staycation' at The Civic on ...

    How's this for a topical theme? Book your tickets now for the next Aughton and Ormskirk U3A show 'Staycation' at The Civic on November.

    25/09/2018
  8. Final countdown to launch of new Perinatal Mental Health NW Mother and Baby Unit ormskirk

    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust will be opening a brand new specialist inpatient unit and community outreach service for ...

    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust will be opening a brand new specialist inpatient unit and community outreach service for mothers with perinatal mental health problems in just under a months’ time. The brand new Cumbria and Lancashire eight-bed mother and baby unit (MBU) will be an inpatient...

    25/09/2018
  9. Red light shocker as fight to make busy Ormskirk junction safer continues ormskirk

    If anyone's in any doubt about why there need to be red light cameras at the Green Lane/Hayfield Road junction with County Road, ...

    If anyone's in any doubt about why there need to be red light cameras at the Green Lane/Hayfield Road junction with County Road, just watch this short video clip... https://drive.google.com/file /d/14IJHKaGtXgiOrlEXjHvonitXfO jf2yH3/view It was forwarded to QLocal by County Councillor Nicky...

    24/09/2018
  10. Kenny's yellow peril does the business ormskirk

    Freewheeling or rather three wheeling - Kenny Matthews has hit on a great idea to promote his business straight out of Only ...

    Freewheeling – or rather three wheeling - Kenny Matthews has hit on a great idea to promote his business straight out of ‘Only fools and horses’ - well almost! He travelled over 300 miles to buy an old Reliant Robin which he's painted canary yellow and parked on the busy A570 near Hurlston Hall....

    24/09/2018
  11. British Musical Fireworks returns with a bang. All you need to know ormskirk

    The British Musical Fireworks Championship returns this month and thousands of people are expected to flock to the town for the ...

    The British Musical Fireworks Championship returns this month and thousands of people are expected to flock to the town for the annual three day spectacular. A staple of the annual Southport events calendar, the British Musical Fireworks Championship in Victoria Park is a huge crowd pleaser...

    24/09/2018
  12. Grass greener, but rain needed to reduce drought-risk for 2019 ormskirk

    More than 300 dry-weather environmental incidents in summer 2018. National Drought Group agrees action to reduce risk of ...

    More than 300 dry-weather environmental incidents in summer 2018. National Drought Group agrees action to reduce risk of drought in 2019 More than 300 dry-weather environmental incidents this summer Water restrictions likely in spring 2019 if winter rainfall is below average. The National...

    24/09/2018
  13. 'New kids on the block' come good in pool league ormskirk

    Report: Brian Brighouse After the first three weeks of fixtures, five teams (22 Club, Bar 22, The Bridge, The Stanley Club and ...

    Report: Brian Brighouse After the first three weeks of fixtures, five teams (22 Club, Bar 22, The Bridge, The Stanley Club and The Queen Inn) have amassed 17 points - there are rules in place to determine the overall winner if there is a tie at the end of the season. The week's biggest...

    24/09/2018
  14. UK leads the charge in eradicating scourge of modern slavery ormskirk

    UK to protect up to 800,000 people in fragile and conflict-affected parts of Africa by providing families with alternative ...

    UK to protect up to 800,000 people in fragile and conflict-affected parts of Africa by providing families with alternative livelihood opportunities and protecting children from exploitation. • Support for Prime Minister’s Call to Action from international community underlined by endorsement from...

    24/09/2018
  15. Help promised as Ice Blue Legal gets the cold shoulder from SRA ormskirk

    An Ormskirk law firm is offering to help those affected by the sudden collapse of a town centre legal firm. Dickinson Parker ...

    An Ormskirk law firm is offering to help those affected by the sudden collapse of a town centre legal firm. Dickinson Parker Hill has said it'll help retrieve legal documents, including wills, deeds, powers of attorney, leases, free of charge after Ice Blue Lergal on Church Walks was closed down...

    22/09/2018
  16. Government announces definition for cannabis-based products for medicinal use ormskirk

    Cannabis-based products for medicinal use will be available for specialist doctors to prescribe legally. The government has ...

    Cannabis-based products for medicinal use will be available for specialist doctors to prescribe legally. The government has announced that cannabis-based products for medicinal use will be available for specialist doctors to prescribe legally and today sets out which product categories the...

    22/09/2018
  17. New campaign highlights we could recycle 50% more ormskirk

    A new campaign aims to highlight that the average Lancashire household could recycle 50% more if everyone always put the right ...

    A new campaign aims to highlight that the average Lancashire household could recycle 50% more if everyone always put the right thing in the right bin. People in Lancashire are quite good at recycling, with every property producing 4.2k of recycling a week, but we could potentially recycle...

    22/09/2018
  18. Turf wars as battling MP fights for flood fear residents in Scarisbrick ormskirk

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has been contacted by residents of Drummersdale Lane in Scarisbrick who have suffered from ...

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has been contacted by residents of Drummersdale Lane in Scarisbrick who have suffered from flooding and fearful of further incidents, which they believe is due to field runoff. She contacted the County Council and Her Majesty’s Land Registry to ascertain the...

    22/09/2018
  19. Council pledge clean up at torched toilets ormskirk

    Following news about the torched Council run toilets on Coronation Park, the Borough Council PR office has issued this statement: ...

    Following news about the torched Council run toilets on Coronation Park, the Borough Council PR office has issued this statement: "The fire at the West Lancashire Borough Council-run toilets on Park Road, Ormskirk on Thursday 6 September caused minimal damage to the wall and ceiling decorations. ...

    22/09/2018
  20. Full-size replica of new Merseyrail trains on public display ormskirk

    People from across the Liverpool City Region are being invited to come and experience the new trains coming to the Merseyrail ...

    People from across the Liverpool City Region are being invited to come and experience the new trains coming to the Merseyrail network. A realistic, full-scale mock-up of one of the train carriages will be on public view on the Wirral and in Liverpool City Centre. The detailed and lifelike...

    21/09/2018
  21. Burscough under strain in the rain ormskirk

    Yesterday's torrential downpours saw Burscough yet again under strain in the rain! Our thanks to Gavin Rattray from the ...

    Yesterday's torrential downpours saw Burscough yet again under strain in the rain! Our thanks to Gavin Rattray from the Bursough Flooding Group for this revealing photo of an overflowing main drain on Liverpool Road South. Said Gavin: "Looking at the photographs, United Utilities assertion...

    21/09/2018
  22. This hidden benefit cut could be devastating for older people ormskirk

    Britain's oldest pensioners are at risk of losing free TV licences, under a Government shakeup over how the BBC is funded. ...

    Britain's oldest pensioners are at risk of losing free TV licences, under a Government shakeup over how the BBC is funded. Britain’s oldest pensioners are at risk of losing free TV licences under a Government shakeup over how the BBC is funded, in a controversial move charities warn could have a...

    21/09/2018
  23. Minor RTA at busy Ormskirk junction ormskirk

    Two cars were damaged after a minor collision at the junction of busy Hants Lane and Green Lane yesterday afternoon. Police ...

    Two cars were damaged after a minor collision at the junction of busy Hants Lane and Green Lane yesterday afternoon. Police were on the scene to direct traffic after a Honda CR-V and Vauxhall Astra hit each other - the scene was cleared by around 6pm with AAA Recoveries collecting both cars. ...

    21/09/2018
  24. The village blacksmith who have gave his life for his country - and his horses ormskirk

    Report: Martin Jones The man who shod war horses tells the pre/post war family story of John Westhead who in 1913 was the ...

    Report: Martin Jones ‘The man who shod war horses’ tells the pre/post war family story of John Westhead who in 1913 was the Newburgh village blacksmith. When the Lathom Remount Depot opened there was a great demand for smiths/farriers; John (pictured outside the smithy) signed up aged 42,...

    21/09/2018
  25. 'Give peace a chance' says student Travis ormskirk

    An Edge Hill student caught up in the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack has helped to organise a free conference - being held ...

    An Edge Hill student caught up in the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack has helped to organise a free conference - being held tomorrow - bringing together survivors of terrorism from across the world. Travis Frain, a third year History with Politics student, was on a study trip to the Houses...

    20/09/2018
  26. Important transport information ahead of the Giant Spectacular ormskirk

    Check timetables and plan your journeys a few days before the event dont leave it until the last minute. These are ...

    Check timetables and plan your journeys a few days before the event – don’t leave it until the last minute. These are important messages from transport leaders as the Liverpool City Region gears up to welcome back the Giants for Liverpool’s Dream – their third and final visit to the streets...

    20/09/2018
  27. Government announces 'root and branch' review of rail ormskirk

    A sweeping review to transform Britains railways has been launched today (20 September 2018) by Transport Secretary Chris ...

    A sweeping review to transform Britain’s railways has been launched today (20 September 2018) by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. The review — the most significant since privatisation — will consider ambitious recommendations for reform to ensure our vital rail system continues to benefit...

    20/09/2018
  28. Aughton site cleared for new homes development ormskirk

    Michael Branker tree services have been busy on Long Lane, Aughton as the former Mount Carmel school playing fields are readied ...

    Michael Branker tree services have been busy on Long Lane, Aughton as the former Mount Carmel school playing fields are readied for a new homes development. Discovered on a lamp post was an old licencing application for when a new Co-op community store and health centre was planned there. The...

    20/09/2018
  29. One person quits smoking every 80 seconds in England ormskirk

    PHE encourages people to join in the mass quit attempt, Stoptober, and get the right stop smoking support for them. Last ...

    PHE encourages people to join in the mass quit attempt, Stoptober, and get the right stop smoking support for them. Last year, nearly 400,000 smokers in England quit successfully, which is the equivalent to 1,069 smokers each day. Despite new smokers starting and ex-smokers relapsing, there...

    20/09/2018
  30. No students for Swinton ormskirk

    A legal costings company is moving into the former Swinton offices on Church St. Contractors are now busy altering the premises ...

    A legal costings company is moving into the former Swinton offices on Church St. Contractors are now busy altering the premises which closed earlier this year with a number of staff losing their jobs. The new business is taking all three floors for its operation.

    20/09/2018
  31. New chapter for Ormskirk as The Works comes to town ormskirk

    Popular discount book shop The Works is coming to Ormskirk very soon. It's opening late October and thought to have taken over ...

    Popular discount book shop The Works is coming to Ormskirk very soon. It's opening late October and thought to have taken over the former New Look shop on Moor St, although this is to be confirmed by its PR office; the company's now advertising for staff via the Ormskirk job centre. ...

    20/09/2018
  32. The secret life of Rosie Cooper ormskirk

    ... is no secret at all - thanks to the internet and especially Wikipedia. But this fascinating mailshot from her past - when ...

    ... is no secret at all - thanks to the internet and especially Wikipedia. But this fascinating mailshot from her past - when she was better known as Rosemary Cooper - was found in a house clearance in Knowsley recently and shows how she was once a staunch Lib Dem who took the fight to Labour. ...

    20/09/2018
  33. Police appeal after man fails to attend court ormskirk

    Police are appealing for information to find a man who we would like to speak to after he failed to appear at court in relation ...

    Police are appealing for information to find a man who we would like to speak to after he failed to appear at court in relation to a knife crime offence. 22-year-old Ryan Jones was arrested in April on suspicion of possessing a lock knife after a stop-search in Simons Croft, Netherton. He was...

    19/09/2018
  34. 'Why no action on Derby St. bridge' poser from QLocal reader Barrie French ormskirk

    QLocal is delighted to post this news story on a letter recently written to MP Rosie Cooper by Ormskirk's Barrie French: 'It is ...

    QLocal is delighted to post this news story on a letter recently written to MP Rosie Cooper by Ormskirk's Barrie French: 'It is nearly two years since we have had a weight limit on the Derby St. bridge which has no enforcement as the police have no resources and we have 40 ton wagons going over...

    19/09/2018
  35. Sainsburys/Asda merger referred for in-depth investigation ormskirk

    The proposed merger between J Sainsbury PLC and Asda Group Ltd is being referred for an in-depth Phase 2 investigation. In ...

    The proposed merger between J Sainsbury PLC and Asda Group Ltd is being referred for an in-depth Phase 2 investigation. In August, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) opened its initial (Phase 1) investigation into the merger and announced the companies had requested a ‘fast-track’...

    19/09/2018
  36. Sound of music charms Booths shoppers ormskirk

    We're all used to the awful 'muzak' played by many stores for shoppers. There was something completely different in store on ...

    We're all used to the awful 'muzak' played by many stores for shoppers. There was something completely different in store on Friday afternoon for Booths shoppers in Burscough who were entertained by the talented Aquarelle Guitar Quarter prior to its 'Pied Piper' children's concert for local...

    19/09/2018

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