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  1. Keep kids safe on garden trampolines as they spring into the summer holidays ormskirk

    As the country heads into the summer holidays RoSPA is encouraging parents to enable their kids to have fun while staying safe on ...

    As the country heads into the summer holidays RoSPA is encouraging parents to enable their kids to have fun while staying safe on garden trampolines, to avoid an unwanted trip to A&E. A study from family safety charity RoSPA, the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and Oxford University...

    19/07/2018
  2. Witness appeal launched following Ormskirk collision ormskirk

    A man has suffered a number of serious injuries following a collision in Ormskirk. Police were called around 7.40pm on ...

    A man has suffered a number of serious injuries following a collision in Ormskirk. Police were called around 7.40pm on Monday (July 16) after an accident in Whiteley’s Lane. A blue Ford Fiesta travelling eastbound had left the carriageway, colliding with a hedge and overturning in a...

    19/07/2018
  3. Be Clear on Cancer campaign urges public to check urine for blood ormskirk

    Only 16% of those most at risk of bladder and kidney cancer check for vital signs of blood in pee as new campaign encourages ...

    Only 16% of those most at risk of bladder and kidney cancer check for vital signs of blood in pee as new campaign encourages public to 'look before they flush'. Public Health England (PHE) is launching a national ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign which highlights blood in pee as a key symptom of...

    19/07/2018
  4. UU draft in tankers after Aughton water leak ormskirk

    This email arrived at the busy QLocal newsdesk - transferred this week from Ormskirk to Sambrook near Newport, Shropshire: 'Hi ...

    This email arrived at the busy QLocal newsdesk - transferred this week from Ormskirk to Sambrook near Newport, Shropshire: 'Hi Roger, One of your Aughton field reporters came across this UU tankering operation late last Wednesday evening. Three large UU water-tankers were lined up...

    19/07/2018
  5. 'Appy birthday' at popular Burscough business ormskirk

    Appy birthday! Successful Burscough company Face for Business has launched its first app. for its telephone answering service - ...

    Appy birthday! Successful Burscough company Face for Business has launched its first app. for its telephone answering service - and is celebrating its fifth birthday! Since going live with their first call in July 2013, it's gone from strength to strength and credit their PAs for helping...

    19/07/2018
  6. Towering ambitions at popular Aughton wedding venue ormskirk

    One of Lancashires best wedding venues is hoping to tie the knot on exciting plans to expand its facilities. West Tower ...

    One of Lancashire’s best wedding venues is hoping to ‘tie the knot’ on exciting plans to expand its facilities. West Tower Hotel on Mill Lane, Aughton hopes to build an annexe with nine bedrooms, offices and a staff bedroom, replacing a disused barn and stables. The manor house hosts more...

    19/07/2018
  7. The Tory government is failing to deliver affordable holiday childcare for families ormskirk

    As families prepare for the school summer holidays, it is revealed that holiday childcare is getting more expensive in the North ...

    As families prepare for the school summer holidays, it is revealed that holiday childcare is getting more expensive in the North West. Many parents will struggle to meet the costs of childcare and face a challenging summer trying to ensure that their children are looked after while schools are...

    19/07/2018
  8. GIANT Bionic Bugs are invading WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre ormskirk

    GIANT Bionic Bugs are invading WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this summer searching for the Worlds Largest Bug Hotel. ...

    GIANT Bionic Bugs are invading WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this summer searching for the World’s Largest Bug Hotel. Have a bug-filled adventure this summer as Martin Mere is taken over by six giant Bionic Bugs from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 2 September. Meet a 6ft long dragonfly, 6ft...

    18/07/2018
  9. A drive down memory lane at another classic day for cancer charity ormskirk

    Report: Amy Edwards Photos: Dave Jones All roads led to Lydiate earlier this month to celebrate 11 amazing years of the Lydiate ...

    Report: Amy Edwards Photos: Dave Jones All roads led to Lydiate earlier this month to celebrate 11 amazing years of the Lydiate Classic Car Show. In glorious summer weather, vehicles of all makes, shapes and sizes took to the Parish Hall grounds for the fundraiser. Visitors got up close...

    18/07/2018
  10. Launch of the Lancashire Person Record Exchange Service (LPRES) ormskirk

    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the launch of the Lancashire Person Record Exchange Service (LPRES), ...

    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the launch of the Lancashire Person Record Exchange Service (LPRES), a new initiative allowing health and care providers in Lancashire and South Cumbria to integrate their care systems and share information quickly and efficiently....

    18/07/2018
  11. Stone the crows - first Burscough scarecrow festival a great success ormskirk

    Photos: Michael Dawson Hours of hard work paid off for the good folk of Burscough with the villages first Scarecrow Festival ...

    Photos: Michael Dawson Hours of hard work paid off for the good folk of Burscough with the village’s first Scarecrow Festival a great success this weekend! The event saw folk display around 120 scarecrows of all shapes and sizes with just over £1000 raised for three local charities – the...

    17/07/2018
  12. MP supports new rural crime reporting initiative ormskirk

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has pledged her support to the 'Rural Crime Reporting Line', a new service for farmers and the ...

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has pledged her support to the 'Rural Crime Reporting Line', a new service for farmers and the public to give information anonymously about rural crime. Launched by the National Farmers’ Union, in partnership with the charity Crimestoppers, farmers, rural...

    17/07/2018
  13. Co-op supports 'Meal Appeal' with another Ormskirk Foodbank donation ormskirk

    The Co-op has responded to a shortfall in supplies at a local foodbank with donations of essential items from its Lea Green ...

    The Co-op has responded to a shortfall in supplies at a local foodbank with donations of essential items from its Lea Green Distribution Centre. Ormskirk Foodbank received “bags” of support from Co-op members and customers earlier this month as the Wigan Road food store – which opened last...

    17/07/2018
  14. Bittersweet memories for Southport's Lee Mack as he discovers his family past ormskirk

    Report: Michael Hogan Last night's popular Who Do You Think You Are? on BBC One found Lancashire funnyman Lee Mack delving into ...

    Report: Michael Hogan Last night's popular Who Do You Think You Are? on BBC One found Lancashire funnyman Lee Mack delving into the life of his great-grandfather and fellow comic Billy. It wasn’t all greasepaint and laughter, though, as Southport's Mack acknowledged: “Typically for a...

    17/07/2018
  15. Aughton's Tony Bellew thanks hospital for its 'knock out' treatment of his dad ormskirk

    Boxing icon Tony Bomber Bellew paid a surprise visit to Aintree University Hospital to thank staff for the 'amazing' care they ...

    Boxing icon Tony ‘Bomber’ Bellew paid a surprise visit to Aintree University Hospital to thank staff for the 'amazing' care they provided to his dad. Tony Bellew Snr, 59, who lives in Wavertree, was admitted to Aintree last month after suffering from cellulitis – a type of skin infection -...

    17/07/2018
  16. Bickerstaffe is such a 'special place' - and here's why ormskirk

    Report: Edward McCarthy Two events which took place in Bickerstaffe this weekend showed once again why the village is such a ...

    Report: Edward McCarthy Two events which took place in Bickerstaffe this weekend showed once again why the village is such a 'special place'. Holy Trinity's summer fair took place on the parish field; the afternoon was opened by Rev Martin Adams, and attractions included the grand raffle,...

    17/07/2018
  17. Alert - bogus builders and rogue traders ormskirk

    This from Lancashire Constabulary: 'We want to alert you and let you know that we continue to get reports of rogue traders and ...

    This from Lancashire Constabulary: 'We want to alert you and let you know that we continue to get reports of rogue traders and bogus builders targeting people in Lancashire, particularly those in our communities who are the most elderly and vulnerable. Examples of their criminal behaviour...

    17/07/2018
  18. Hosepipe ban on the way ormskirk

    Weve all been enjoying the lovely hot weather but the lack of rain and high demand for water means that our reservoirs are now ...

    We’ve all been enjoying the lovely hot weather but the lack of rain and high demand for water means that our reservoirs are now lower than we’d like them to be at this time of year. That’s why we’ve taken the decision to introduce a hosepipe ban across most of the North West on the 5th August....

    17/07/2018
  19. Boy o boyo - Ormskirk's below par but winning performance in North Wales ormskirk

    Report and photos: Peter Rogan Ormskirk won the toss and elected to bat against Colwyn Bay. Openers Andy Baybutt and John ...

    Report and photos: Peter Rogan Ormskirk won the toss and elected to bat against Colwyn Bay. Openers Andy Baybutt and John Armstrong put on a good opening partnership, which was broken with the score on 61 when Baybutt (29) was caught in the deep. The score progressed to 91 when Alex...

    16/07/2018
  20. Call to turn surplus student houses into low cost family homes ormskirk

    A call's being made at Wednesday's Borough Council meeting to convert surplus student houses into affordable family homes for rent ...

    A call's being made at Wednesday's Borough Council meeting to convert surplus student houses into affordable family homes for rent from the council. Council Independents, Our West Lancashire, have tabled a motion which notes that there are currently in Ormskirk almost 70 student houses with...

    16/07/2018
  21. Your Vehicle On Display In Formby ormskirk

    Organisers have issued an invitation for owners to display their cars at an event in Formby on Sunday 5th August. An element of a ...

    Organisers have issued an invitation for owners to display their cars at an event in Formby on Sunday 5th August. An element of a family fun day organised by Formby Pool Trust, the display of up to 30 cars will be located in the grounds of Formby Pool on Elbow Lane. There is no charge to display...

    16/07/2018
  22. Public still doubt scientific consensus on climate change ormskirk

    Only about one third of people in Germany, the UK, France and Norway believe that there is a strong scientific consensus on the ...

    Only about one third of people in Germany, the UK, France and Norway believe that there is a strong scientific consensus on the reality of climate change, says a major survey of opinions on climate change, climate policy and future energy options among over 4,000 people across those four countries....

    16/07/2018
  23. Operation CLAMPDOWN and licence blitz target illegal fishing ormskirk

    Environment Agency Fisheries Enforcement Officers undertook 927 targeted patrols during the 2018 close season, detecting 117 close ...

    Environment Agency Fisheries Enforcement Officers undertook 927 targeted patrols during the 2018 close season, detecting 117 close season and 135 other offences. The close season campaign was supported by nearly 500 volunteers from the Voluntary Bailiff Service (VBS), whose ‘eyes and ears’...

    16/07/2018
  24. Drink driver arrested in Burscough ormskirk

    The driver of this Audi S3 was arrested in Burscough after providing a positive breath test. He was charged and will appear at ...

    The driver of this Audi S3 was arrested in Burscough after providing a positive breath test. He was charged and will appear at court at a later date.

    15/07/2018
  25. Police warning after Lancashire residents scammed out of 100,000 ormskirk

    Police are warning people to be extra vigilant following reports of fraudsters targeting Lancashire residents purporting to be ...

    Police are warning people to be extra vigilant following reports of fraudsters targeting Lancashire residents purporting to be from a telecommunications company. There have been four reports this week to date from residents in Preston, Nelson, Blackpool and Blackburn. In total, the victims have...

    14/07/2018
  26. Maria meets the Gingerbread man ormskirk

    Well known radio presenter Maria Felix-Vas breezed into Ormskirk yesterday for a special assignment at Dempsey's cafe. She ...

    Well known radio presenter Maria Felix-Vas breezed into Ormskirk yesterday for a special assignment at Dempsey's cafe. She 'interviewed' the busy gingerbread man - and the Ormskirk Community Partnership committee behind this year's Ormskirk Gingerbread festival - for a preview on Radio...

    13/07/2018
  27. Hot weather health warnings ormskirk

    Warmer weather forecasts for parts of England have prompted warnings to take care from Public Health England . Latest ...

    Warmer weather forecasts for parts of England have prompted warnings to take care from Public Health England . Latest update After a brief respite, heatwave alerts have again been issued to warn people of likely hot weather in large parts on England over the next few days. Dr Thomas...

    13/07/2018
  28. Why this church needs to remind Aughton drivers of the 11th commandment ormskirk

    Do selfish drivers on Long Lane, Aughton need to be reminded of a new commandment? Aughton Park Baptist Church has invested in ...

    Do selfish drivers on Long Lane, Aughton need to be reminded of a new commandment? Aughton Park Baptist Church has invested in a new notice board and with its Bible texts prominent for all to see, is there room too for an 11th commandment - 'Thou shalt not speed'? Despite the occasional...

    13/07/2018
  29. Controversial PCSO cuts criticised by Ormskirk's John Fillis ormskirk

    Following a public consultation on the Conservatives Budget proposals, Lancashire County Council's controversially decided to cut ...

    Following a public consultation on the Conservatives Budget proposals, Lancashire County Council's controversially decided to cut £265,000 from the Police Community Support Officers budget. And this is likely to cut eight PCSOs out of the current shared funded posts, directly affecting two...

    13/07/2018
  30. An Aughton concert not to be missed ormskirk

    The talented Christ Church singers will be in concert with Rebelcanto next Friday in a event hosted by the popular Melling ...

    The talented Christ Church singers will be in concert with Rebelcanto next Friday in a event hosted by the popular Melling Tithebarn. It's a welcome return to west Lancashire for the famous Czech singers and instrumentalists; tickets are £8 - call Eunice Woof on (01695) 422482 for more...

    13/07/2018
  31. Former cleaner Leah shines as manager at Ormskirk extra care scheme ormskirk

    When Leah Murphy joined Brookside extra care village in Ormskirk as a cleaner, the thought that one day she might manage the ...

    When Leah Murphy joined Brookside extra care village in Ormskirk as a cleaner, the thought that one day she might manage the scheme never entered her head... Yet just six years later, thanks to her enterprise, support from colleagues and encouragement from owners Your Housing Group, the amazing...

    12/07/2018
  32. Two bites of the cherry on this busy Burscough weekend ormskirk

    Anything planned this weekend? There are two free events in Burscough which might be of interest - a Booths bash celebrating ...

    Anything planned this weekend? There are two free events in Burscough which might be of interest - a Booths bash celebrating its third birthday; a fun day's been arranged with all proceeds to MIND - and a summer fayre at the popular Beaufort care home; this email arrived at the busy QLocal...

    12/07/2018
  33. Raising awareness of child criminal exploitation ormskirk

    Crimestoppers, The North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (Titan), and the six North West police forces have joined forces to ...

    Crimestoppers, The North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (Titan), and the six North West police forces have joined forces to launch a campaign to highlight the exploitation of children and young people by criminals in the region. The campaign will seek to raise awareness of the issue of...

    12/07/2018
  34. Two men came to mow - all the way from Burnley ormskirk

    Pictured after a short stint at Ormskirk library are Kevin and young Luke from the Groundwork charity who came all the way from ...

    Pictured after a short stint at Ormskirk library are Kevin and young Luke from the Groundwork charity who came all the way from Burnley to mow the library lawn and do some weeding. Next stop was a some similar work in Skem. - aren't there any local contractors who could at least pop down to the...

    12/07/2018
  35. Dirty work for County Council ormskirk

    County Council workers have been getting down and dirty with the drains in Scarisbrick this week. A team's been working on the ...

    County Council workers have been getting down and dirty with the drains in Scarisbrick this week. A team's been working on the A570 jetting out all the filth in preparation for autumn - about time too given the state of some of them near Milano. And what about the drains in residential areas...

    12/07/2018
  36. Non PC 'I spy' at the Prince Albert ormskirk

    I spy with my little eye - something beginning with G. Over 70 fancy dress revelers at the popular Westhead community pub were ...

    I spy with my little eye - something beginning with G. Over 70 fancy dress revelers at the popular Westhead community pub were in high spirits for the traditional opener for last week's village carnival; don't tell the PC Police but someone went as a gollywog - cue apoplectic headlines in the...

    12/07/2018

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