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  1. "What are they doing to Granville Park? It's breaking my heart!" ormskirk

    It's a comment from one of the older residents of Granville Park, Aughton which will resonate with many around the village as 'new ...

    It's a comment from one of the older residents of Granville Park, Aughton which will resonate with many around the village as 'new money' slowly but surely makes itself felt in what is one of the most sought after addresses in west Lancashire and beyond. QLocal's Roger Blaxall is working on a...

    29/05/2017
  2. Cemetery and Crematorium dedicated with special service ormskirk

    Clergy, funeral directors and MP Rosie Cooper were among the guests at the dedication of west Lancashire’s impressive cemetery ...

    Clergy, funeral directors and MP Rosie Cooper were among the guests at the dedication of west LancashireÂ’s impressive cemetery and crematorium on Friday. A short service, led by Rt. Rev Thomas Williams the auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool, was a truly ecumenical affair with contributions from the...

    29/05/2017
  3. Girl, 16, missing from Preston ormskirk

    Police are appealing for help to find a missing 16 year old girl. Charlie Stevenson was last seen in Preston city centre at ...

    Police are appealing for help to find a missing 16 year old girl. Charlie Stevenson was last seen in Preston city centre at around 3am this morning (Thursday, May 25). She has dyed blonde shoulder length hair and was last seen wearing a black jumper, black ripped jeans, a black coat with...

    28/05/2017
  4. Ramadan statement ormskirk

    The Foreign Office sends best wishes to all Muslim communities observing Ramadan, in Britain and around the world. A ...

    The Foreign Office sends best wishes to all Muslim communities observing Ramadan, in Britain and around the world. A Foreign Office spokesperson said: We wish all Muslims, in the UK and around the world, ‘Ramadan Kareem’. We are proud of our strong links with the Muslim world and our...

    28/05/2017
  5. UK terror threat reduced to 'Severe' ormskirk

    Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK threat level has reduced to Severe Threat level to the UK from ...

    Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK threat level has reduced to Severe Threat level to the UK from international terrorism is lowered to severe. The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) has changed the UK threat level from international terrorism from CRITICAL to...

    27/05/2017
  6. Cheque this out as Mayor celebrates a successful year's fundraising ormskirk

    Local Mayor, Councillor Liz Savage, has presented £21,518 to the worthy causes she's supported during her Mayoral year. ...

    Local Mayor, Councillor Liz Savage, has presented £21,518 to the worthy causes she's supported during her Mayoral year. The funds were raised by Councillor Savage and her Consort Councillor Noel Delaney with the excellent support of the MayorÂ’s Charity Committee. There were a large number of...

    26/05/2017
  7. Up and running – the gym for every body opens in Ormskirk! ormskirk

    Ormskirk’s newest gym had a very successful preview last night as over a hundred visited the Energie Fitness open evening. ...

    OrmskirkÂ’s newest gym had a very successful preview last night as over a hundred visited the Energie Fitness open evening. Its new gym represents a sizeable investment in the town with the company spending around £500,000 on the state of the art facility. BurscoughÂ’s Liam Cavanagh is its...

    26/05/2017
  8. Well known Ormskirk cafe for sale ormskirk

    A well known Ormskirk cafe is up for sale - just months after re-opening following a devastating flood. Mark Gore has confirmed ...

    A well known Ormskirk cafe is up for sale - just months after re-opening following a devastating flood. Mark Gore has confirmed to QLocal that BramleyÂ’s Coffee House is on the market. Well known for its coffee, cakes and lunches, owner Mark Gore is hopeful that all the staff will find jobs...

    26/05/2017
  9. Summer fair fun at Asmall Hall! ormskirk

    A well known Ormskirk care home is hosting a charity Summer Fair to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society. New owners ...

    A well known Ormskirk care home is hosting a charity Summer Fair to raise money for The AlzheimerÂ’s Society. New owners Benridge are carrying on a tradition of holding in-house Summer Fairs every year for residents and their families; this year they are going bigger and better than ever with...

    26/05/2017
  10. How Burscough's taking it to the maxx... ormskirk

    A new TK Maxx wil be the latest addition to the booming Ringtail Retail Park in Burscough. QLocal's Roger Blaxall was told by a ...

    A new TK Maxx wil be the latest addition to the booming Ringtail Retail Park in Burscough. QLocal's Roger Blaxall was told by a well placed source yesterday that it's moving in next to Aldi with two units being knocked into one for the discount store. And Peacocks the clothes store is opening...

    26/05/2017
  11. Enjoy 'Open Farm Day' at Taylors! ormskirk

    It's a 'Taylor made' invitation to discover how farming makes such a valuable contribution to west Lancashire life... Why not ...

    It's a 'Taylor made' invitation to discover how farming makes such a valuable contribution to west Lancashire life... Why not visit Taylor's farm shop and farm in Lathom on Sunday week for its annual celebration of all things agricultural at Open Farm Sunday 2017? For more, click here:...

    26/05/2017
  12. UK first as canoeists can now paddle under the Pennines ormskirk

    Foulridge Tunnel, on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, will become the longest canal tunnel in the UK to open to canoes. At a ...

    Foulridge Tunnel, on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, will become the longest canal tunnel in the UK to open to canoes. At a mile-long, the 200 year old tunnel, looked after by the Canal & River Trust, is regularly used by canal boats, but from Saturday 3 June, canoeists will be able to paddle under...

    26/05/2017
  13. Highways England is lifting more than 300 miles of roadworks ormskirk

    Almost 98 per cent of motorways and strategic A roads will be roadworks-free over the bank holiday. Highways England is ...

    Almost 98 per cent of motorways and strategic A roads will be roadworks-free over the bank holiday. Highways England is completing 184 and suspending 162 miles of roadworks by 6am on 26 May until 12.01am on 30 May. And before they set off, to help ensure safe journeys, drivers are...

    26/05/2017
  14. Phew - Ormskirk's hottest day of the year! ormskirk

    And we can prove it! This was the temperature mid-way through yesterday afternoon as recorded on the exterior thermometer at ...

    And we can prove it! This was the temperature mid-way through yesterday afternoon as recorded on the exterior thermometer at the pharmacists on Derby St.

    26/05/2017
  15. Ormskirk pays tribute to the Manchester bomb dead ormskirk

    Locals have been quietly paying their own respects to the Manchester fallen at this small, impromptu display of cards and flowers ...

    Locals have been quietly paying their own respects to the Manchester fallen at this small, impromptu display of cards and flowers at the town centre clock. The flag at the borough council officers on Derby St West was also lowered as a sign of respect on Tuesday morning.

    26/05/2017
  16. The 'healthy potion' at Ormskirk restaurant! ormskirk

    How's about for a great typo at Il Padrino in Ormskirk? It reminds reporter Roger Blaxall of the wonderful 'donor kebab' on the ...

    How's about for a great typo at Il Padrino in Ormskirk? It reminds reporter Roger Blaxall of the wonderful 'donor kebab' on the menu of the Acropolis in Ormskirk...

    26/05/2017
  17. Consultation on Southport Manchester Rail Services – have your say ormskirk

    From May 2018 the rail operator, Northern plans to run all services from Southport to Manchester Victoria in the north of the city ...

    From May 2018 the rail operator, Northern plans to run all services from Southport to Manchester Victoria in the north of the city centre, forcing passengers to change trains to reach Piccadilly for mainline connections and the commuting stations of Oxford Road and Deansgate. With over 60% of...

    26/05/2017
  18. NHS told to prepare urgently for second possible terrorist attack ormskirk

    Emergency departments across the NHS have been told to prepare for a possible terrorist attack, following the raising of the ...

    Emergency departments across the NHS have been told to prepare for a possible terrorist attack, following the raising of the threat level. An alert has been sent to major trauma centres in England urging departments to be ready and to ensure staff know what to do if an attack takes place. It...

    26/05/2017
  19. Specialist firearms officers to patrol on trains as part of threat level change ormskirk

    Specially trained firearms officers will be patrolling on board train services for the first time. This mobilisation is part ...

    Specially trained firearms officers will be patrolling on board train services for the first time. This mobilisation is part of BTPÂ’s plan to ensure that travelling public are kept safe on the rail network. Passengers who regularly use train services may see a firearms presence on their trains...

    26/05/2017
  20. New leader and cabinet for Lancashire County Council ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council announced its new leader and cabinet at its full council meeting today (Thursday 25 May). County ...

    Lancashire County Council announced its new leader and cabinet at its full council meeting today (Thursday 25 May). County Councillor Geoff Driver CBE, leader of the Conservative group and county councillor for Preston North electoral division, has been formally appointed as leader of...

    26/05/2017
  21. Dear, dear - no wonder Booths new filling station is so quiet! ormskirk

    Have you seen cars queuing to get onto the new Booths filling station yet? Thought not with prices as high as this; shop around ...

    Have you seen cars queuing to get onto the new Booths filling station yet? Thought not with prices as high as this; shop around and you can buy supermarket petrol from 111.9p in Preston and nearer to home 112.9p in Asda.

    25/05/2017
  22. 'It's the parking, stupid!' ormskirk

    More woe from another popular town centre shop that’s seen its takings drop dramatically in the last few weeks. But despite ...

    More woe from another popular town centre shop thatÂ’s seen its takings drop dramatically in the last few weeks. But despite rumours to the contrary, Iceland is NOT closing its Aughton St. shop - even though it is losing thousands of pounds a week in takings. An insider confirmed yesterday...

    25/05/2017
  23. Radio Lancashire postpones live broadcast from Ormskirk ormskirk

    Radio Lancashire’s very own cheeky chappie Graham Liver has had to postpone his live broadcast from Ormskirk this morning in the ...

    Radio LancashireÂ’s very own cheeky chappie Graham Liver has had to postpone his live broadcast from Ormskirk this morning in the wake of the Manchester bombing. The BBC reluctantly canned the show - which would have come live from Cobble on Church St. - as the main political parties have agreed...

    25/05/2017
  24. Exciting celebrations to show that we really love Ormskirk Market ormskirk

    Don’t miss the wonderful array of entertaining attractions being planned as Ormskirk celebrates its much-loved market. ...

    DonÂ’t miss the wonderful array of entertaining attractions being planned as Ormskirk celebrates its much-loved market. Ormskirk Market is held every Thursday and Saturday and dates back to 1286, and this weekend, it'll be joining more than 1,200 markets across the country for the annual Love...

    24/05/2017
  25. More European sites meet excellent bathing water quality standards than ever before ormskirk

    More than 85% of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent ‘excellent' quality standards — ...

    More than 85% of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent ‘excellent' quality standards — meaning they were mostly free from pollutants harmful to human health and the environment, according to the annual bathing water quality report published yesterday. ...

    24/05/2017
  26. How to help children emotionally deal with Manchester terror attack ormskirk

    How to help children emotionally deal with Manchester terror attack In the wake of the recent terror attack in Manchester, ...

    How to help children emotionally deal with Manchester terror attack In the wake of the recent terror attack in Manchester, a leading child psychiatrist with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is advising parents on how to emotionally support their children to deal with the shock. Dr...

    24/05/2017
  27. The Open Spring Ticket Promotion ends in 7 days ormskirk

    The biggest names in golf descend on Royal Birkdale this summer as they bid to claim the one they all want to win - The Open. ...

    The biggest names in golf descend on Royal Birkdale this summer as they bid to claim the one they all want to win - The Open. GolfÂ’s most prestigious Championship returns to Southport for the first time since 2008, when Padraig Harrington overcame a two-shot deficit to beat two-time Champion...

    24/05/2017
  28. Manchester Victoria likely to be closed for several days. ormskirk

    As a result of Monday evening’s terrorist incident at Manchester Arena, Manchester Victoria station is likely to remain closed ...

    As a result of Monday eveningÂ’s terrorist incident at Manchester Arena, Manchester Victoria station is likely to remain closed for the next few days while investigations continue. Northern is now operating an emergency train timetable for services that would normally stop at Manchester...

    24/05/2017
  29. Public invited to first health and wellbeing event ormskirk

    Local health organisations in West Lancashire are hosting the first joint health and wellbeing event for cancer, respiratory and ...

    Local health organisations in West Lancashire are hosting the first joint health and wellbeing event for cancer, respiratory and cardiac patients, and their families. Taking place on Tuesday 30 May 2-4pm at West Lancs College in Skelmersdale (WN8 6DX), everyone is invited to the free public...

    24/05/2017
  30. OWL calls time on HMO policy ormskirk

    Our West Lancashire are calling for a change in approach from planners and a halt to any further conversions of family houses into ...

    Our West Lancashire are calling for a change in approach from planners and a halt to any further conversions of family houses into student accommodation. Ormskirk councillor, Adrian Owens told QLocal yesterday: “From discussions with student landlords we estimate that there are already around...

    24/05/2017
  31. PM statement on the terror threat level being raised to critical ormskirk

    Theresa May gave a statement following the second COBR meeting on the Manchester attack and announced the threat level has been ...

    Theresa May gave a statement following the second COBR meeting on the Manchester attack and announced the threat level has been raised to critical. I have just chaired another meeting of COBR, where we again discussed the callous and cowardly terrorist attack in Manchester last night, and...

    24/05/2017
  32. An Xtra Special night for MG enthusiasts! ormskirk

    It was XS all areas on Friday night as west Lancashire's local MG dealer gave fans an exclusive opportunity to see its new baby ...

    It was XS all areas on Friday night as west Lancashire's local MG dealer gave fans an exclusive opportunity to see its new baby SUV - the MG XS - in the metal for the first time. John Stuart Motors of Warrington had just one of three of the new models, unveiled at the London Motor Show earlier...

    24/05/2017
  33. Greetby Hill lands place at SPAR Lancashire School Games ormskirk

    Pupils from Ormskirk's Greetby Hill are celebrating after clinching a place at the largest youth sporting event in Lancashire, ...

    Pupils from Ormskirk's Greetby Hill are celebrating after clinching a place at the largest youth sporting event in Lancashire, following victory in a gymnastics competition. The school battled it out against eight other schools and will now represent West Lancashire at the SPAR Lancashire...

    24/05/2017
  34. RMT suspends strike action on Merseyrail, Northern rail and Southern rail ormskirk

    Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “In light of the horrific bombing in Manchester last night, and the heightened safety ...

    Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “In light of the horrific bombing in Manchester last night, and the heightened safety and security alerts on our transport services, RMT’s executive has taken the decision to suspend the 24 hours of strike action scheduled for Tuesday 30th May on...

    23/05/2017
  35. Pupil from Tarleton Primary School named as Manchester bomb victim ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council confirmed schoolgirl Saffie Rose Roussos was among the 22 people who died. She was at the concert ...

    Lancashire County Council confirmed schoolgirl Saffie Rose Roussos was among the 22 people who died. She was at the concert with her mother Lisa Roussos and Saffie's sister, Ashlee Bromwich, aged in her 20s, from Leyland, Lancashire, who are both now in separate hospitals being treated for...

    23/05/2017
  36. Student from West Lancs victim of Manchester attack ormskirk

    Georgina Callander from West Lancs has been named as one of the 22 victims of last nights cowardly attack in Manchester. She ...

    Georgina Callander from West Lancs has been named as one of the 22 victims of last nights cowardly attack in Manchester. She attended Bishop Rawstorne school in Croston before moving on to Runshaw College. Runshaw College released the following statement. It is with enormous sadness that...

    23/05/2017

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