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  1. Planned road works in the North West ormskirk

    Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Monday 27 to Sunday 5 March 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Monday 27 to Sunday 5 March 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 24 February and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen...

    24/02/2017
  2. World premier Of "Cilla" The Musical ormskirk

    Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield present the new musical about the life and legend of Cilla Black, which will open in her ...

    Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield present the new musical about the life and legend of Cilla Black, which will open in her hometown at the Liverpool Empire from Thursday 7th – 16th September before embarking on a nationwide tour. Cilla’s son, Robert Willis, will be the Executive Producer. ...

    24/02/2017
  3. Early squirrel getting some TLC ormskirk

    A tiny red squirrel is recovering with Wildlife Trust officers after a traumatic start to its life. The four-week-old male ...

    A tiny red squirrel is recovering with Wildlife Trust officers after a traumatic start to its life. The four-week-old male squirrel was found on the forest floor at Ainsdale National Nature Reserve by Natural England volunteers. It is now safely in the hands of Rachel Miller, our Red...

    24/02/2017
  4. New Aldi goes down a storm in Burscough! ormskirk

    Aldi’s new Burscough store went down a storm with local shoppers yesterday! Many defied Storm Doris to queue in the winds ...

    AldiÂ’s new Burscough store went down a storm with local shoppers yesterday! Many defied Storm Doris to queue in the winds and rain as Mayor Liz Savage and consort Noel Delaney cut the obligatory red ribbon to open the doors on the Ringtail Retail Park in Burscough with a special golden...

    24/02/2017
  5. The Dorothy Almond Memorial Lecture 2017 ormskirk

    The Dorothy Almond Memorial Lecture 2017 will be held on Sunday March 5th 12pm at Ormskirk Parish Church. Eminent Professor of ...

    The Dorothy Almond Memorial Lecture 2017 will be held on Sunday March 5th 12pm at Ormskirk Parish Church. Eminent Professor of International Eye Health, Allen Foster, returns to his home town to deliver the Lecture entitled ‘The Gift of Vision’. It will be followed by a Mission Lunch in aid of...

    24/02/2017
  6. West Lancs residents with a mission join ‘dementia friendly’ campaign ormskirk

    Photos by Neil Rees A group of 16 people in West Lancs became ‘Dementia Friends’ recently, as part of a campaign to ...

    Photos by Neil Rees A group of 16 people in West Lancs became ‘Dementia Friends’ recently, as part of a campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around the condition. The group attended a free one-hour Information Session at Cottage Lane Mission Church in Ormskirk run...

    24/02/2017
  7. Join the Great British Spring Clean! ormskirk

    West Lancashire Borough Council is inviting you to support the Great British Spring Clean. Following the success of the 'Clean ...

    West Lancashire Borough Council is inviting you to support the Great British Spring Clean. Following the success of the 'Clean for the Queen' Campaign in 2016, which attracted over 250,000 people to take part in nationwide litter picking events, the Keep Britain Tidy Group have launched a new...

    24/02/2017
  8. Council wants to hear your views on important stage for the Local Plan ormskirk

    West Lancashire Borough Council’s Cabinet approved plans to consult on a new Local Plan for West Lancashire and the Council want ...

    West Lancashire Borough CouncilÂ’s Cabinet approved plans to consult on a new Local Plan for West Lancashire and the Council want to hear your views as we start the preparation of this extremely important document. A Local Plan guides how the borough develops over a specific time period. It can...

    24/02/2017
  9. Full speed ahead as HS2 gets Royal Assent ormskirk

    HS2 Bill gains Royal Assent paving way for new rail line that will increase capacity on our railways, connect the biggest cities, ...

    HS2 Bill gains Royal Assent paving way for new rail line that will increase capacity on our railways, connect the biggest cities, generating jobs and economic growth. ...

    24/02/2017
  10. The last post for Ormskirk Post Office... ormskirk

    Swathed in red hazard tape, it looks like a crime scene in the centre of Ormskirk... In fact, some would say it was a ...

    Swathed in red hazard tape, it looks like a crime scene in the centre of Ormskirk... In fact, some would say it was a crime that the Post Office should ever have to leave its fine sturdy building on Aughton St.

    23/02/2017
  11. Borough Brexit row rumbles on ormskirk

    Report from Maureen Mills West Lancashire Borough Council has been asked to back ambitious plans to lobby for local and ...

    Report from Maureen Mills West Lancashire Borough Council has been asked to back ambitious plans to lobby for local and regional involvement in Brexit negotiations, and is looking to local authorities in the surrounding area for backing. The proposal - which went before last night's Full...

    23/02/2017
  12. 'Should I stay or should I go?' ormskirk

    An enigmatic smile playing on her lips, one can only wonder what's going through the mind of this little girl as she awaits ...

    An enigmatic smile playing on her lips, one can only wonder what's going through the mind of this little girl as she awaits evacuation from Liverpool in September, 1939. She was one of the hundreds of children and their teachers who arrived in Ormskirk; local folk opened their homes and their...

    23/02/2017
  13. RMT Strike Ballot Opens ormskirk

    RMT Strike Ballot Opens. Merseyrail writes to all guards about future opportunities within the business. The soonest ...

    RMT Strike Ballot Opens. Merseyrail writes to all guards about future opportunities within the business. The soonest industrial action could take place is early March.

    23/02/2017
  14. Authorities need to work together with nightclubs and gyms to prevent drug misuse ormskirk

    Gyms, nightclubs and festivals should display posters and mount social media campaigns to highlight the risks of drug misuse, a ...

    Gyms, nightclubs and festivals should display posters and mount social media campaigns to highlight the risks of drug misuse, a new guideline from NICE says. Local authorities should work with venues to ensure appropriate channels are used to target people who use drugs, or are at risk from...

    23/02/2017
  15. Storm Doris alert issued to drivers ormskirk

    Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys today Thursday 23 February after Highways England issued a ...

    Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys today Thursday 23 February after Highways England issued a severe weather alert for the countryÂ’s major roads. An amber alert for gales will be in place across the North, Midlands and East between 6am and 6pm on Thursday in...

    23/02/2017
  16. Council 'confuses' residents as cuts to sheltered services loom ormskirk

    The Borough Council’s acted to allay fears over cuts to its services to tenants who live in sheltered housing across the borough. ...

    The Borough CouncilÂ’s acted to allay fears over cuts to its services to tenants who live in sheltered housing across the borough. Its move comes days after QLocal's Roger Blaxall was contacted by an anxious Ormskirk pensioner who said that a badly worded Council letter confused quite a few folk...

    22/02/2017
  17. Don’t use you mobile phone when driving – the message is clear ormskirk

    LANCASHIRE Constabulary is supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of using a mobile phone behind the ...

    LANCASHIRE Constabulary is supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of using a mobile phone behind the wheel and the tough new penalties for those who flout the law. From next week, Wednesday 1 March 2017, new legislation comes into effect that means motorists who...

    22/02/2017
  18. Tory budget blues over green bin charges ormskirk

    The West Lancs Conservative Group has taken the unprecedented step of sending a copy of their alternative Budget to all members of ...

    The West Lancs Conservative Group has taken the unprecedented step of sending a copy of their alternative Budget to all members of the Council ahead of Wednesday's Council Meeting. It's in a last ditch effort to stop Labour imposing their planned £30 charge for Green Waste and their usual...

    22/02/2017
  19. Avocets return to Martin Mere ormskirk

    Spring is in the air at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre with the first 5 avocets returning to the centre on 19 February as part of ...

    Spring is in the air at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre with the first 5 avocets returning to the centre on 19 February as part of the spring migration. The avocets, now currently 11, will remain at the centre until early August, using the reserve as their breeding ground. In the past,...

    22/02/2017
  20. Get online at your local library ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council is supporting the national Be Online campaign to help people to get to grips with the internet. This ...

    Lancashire County Council is supporting the national Be Online campaign to help people to get to grips with the internet. This year's campaign, which takes place from Monday, 27 February to Sunday, 12 March, will focus on helping people to get the most out of being online. Libraries across...

    22/02/2017
  21. Baby friendly award for Lancashire Children's Centres ormskirk

    Lancashire's children's centres have been recognised with a prestigious award for the high standard of care they provide to new ...

    Lancashire's children's centres have been recognised with a prestigious award for the high standard of care they provide to new mums and children. The centres, which are run by Lancashire County Council and the health visiting service, which is provided by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust,...

    22/02/2017
  22. 11 arrests as suspected illicit tobacco factory dismantled ormskirk

    Eleven men have been arrested as a suspected illicit tobacco factory was dismantled in North West England by HM Revenue and ...

    Eleven men have been arrested as a suspected illicit tobacco factory was dismantled in North West England by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The arrests were made in 17 simultaneous searches across North West England and Scotland yesterday. HMRC found residential premises, farms, self-storage...

    22/02/2017
  23. Member of staff assaulted by aggressive man ormskirk

    Can you help officers trace a man sought in connection with an assault on a member of staff at Liverpool South Parkway station on ...

    Can you help officers trace a man sought in connection with an assault on a member of staff at Liverpool South Parkway station on Sunday 12 February? The incident happened at approximately 5.45pm on board a London Midland service heading towards Crewe. A man, who was believed to be...

    22/02/2017
  24. Prisoner serving life escapes during hospital visit ormskirk

    At about 3.05pm a report was received from prison officers that Shaun Colin Walmsley, 28 years, originally of Wallace Street, ...

    At about 3.05pm a report was received from prison officers that Shaun Colin Walmsley, 28 years, originally of Wallace Street, Walton had escaped from their custody outside Aintree University Hospital as they were leaving the hospital, where Walmsley had had an appointment. As the prison...

    22/02/2017
  25. Talented student shines in British education awards ormskirk

    A talented West Lancashire College student was a finalist at the prestigious British Education Awards in Convent Garden, London. ...

    A talented West Lancashire College student was a finalist at the prestigious British Education Awards in Convent Garden, London. Former Burscough Priory High pupil Hannah Fairclough was nominated in the Vocational Category for her ‘focus and determination’ during her Public Services BTEC...

    21/02/2017
  26. Ford driver flouts town centre driving ban ormskirk

    There's rarely a day goes by and a driver is spotted in Ormskirk town centre flouting the well publicised driving regulatio0ns. ...

    There's rarely a day goes by and a driver is spotted in Ormskirk town centre flouting the well publicised driving regulatio0ns. This morning, it was the turn of this Ford CMax, its young mum driver slowly negotiating Burscough St. looking to all intents and purposes lost. A recent similar...

    21/02/2017
  27. Caught on camera - bad parking outside Ormskirk library ormskirk

    The irony wasn't lost on QLocal's Roger Blaxall who snapped the driver of this Toyota iQ who blocked in a visitor to the town's ...

    The irony wasn't lost on QLocal's Roger Blaxall who snapped the driver of this Toyota iQ who blocked in a visitor to the town's library this morning. Just because you drive an iQ doesn't mean you have a high IQ yourself...

    21/02/2017
  28. Magnificent Burscough Richmond hit opposition for 6! ormskirk

    Burscough Richmond 6 Hawcoat Park 0. Richmond were buoyed by this result leading into the semi final of the Lancashire FA ...

    Burscough Richmond 6 Hawcoat Park 0. Richmond were buoyed by this result leading into the semi final of the Lancashire FA Shield at Bamber Bridge FC. tomorrow night at 7.30pm v Garstang. The home side's finishing on the day was both accurate and deadly against a Barrow side who aren't having...

    21/02/2017
  29. Black and white - and the boys in blue ormskirk

    A white Audi and black BMW were involved in a minor accident in Aughton this morning. Police were called to the ...

    A white Audi and black BMW were involved in a minor accident in Aughton this morning. Police were called to the incident at the junction of Scarth Hill Lane and Long Lane in which the BMW driver suffered a minor head injury. The car had been removed from the scene when QLocal's Roger...

    21/02/2017
  30. Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? ormskirk

    Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? Has your dog got star quality? If your pet pooch is the canine ...

    Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? Has your dog got star quality? If your pet pooch is the canine equivalent of Brad Pitt or Scarlett Johansson, then they could win a place in the spotlight in the beautiful and romantic opera La Boheme, coming to Liverpool Empire on...

    21/02/2017
  31. Six-point penalty and Ł200 fine for anyone caught using their phone whilst driving. ormskirk

    Young drivers risk losing their licence if caught driving whilst using their mobile phone. The warning comes ahead of new ...

    Young drivers risk losing their licence if caught driving whilst using their mobile phone. The warning comes ahead of new legislation taking affect in March 2017 which will mean a six-point penalty and £200 fine for anyone caught using their phone whilst driving. A newly-qualified driver...

    21/02/2017
  32. Jo Johnson demands tough penalties on student plagiarism ormskirk

    The government calls for universities to do more to stop students buying custom written essays online. Universities ...

    The government calls for universities to do more to stop students buying custom written essays online. Universities Minister Jo Johnson is today (Tuesday 21 February) calling on university and student bodies to do more to deal with the spread of ‘essay mills’ - websites which provide custom...

    21/02/2017
  33. Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Liverpool Empire ormskirk

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the award winning musical comedy "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Liverpool Empire ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the award winning musical comedy "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Liverpool Empire last night. The show staring Michelle Collins from Eastenders and Coronation Street and Joanne Clifton from Strictly runs until Saturday. Joanne Clifton is a...

    21/02/2017
  34. Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because of Listeria ormskirk

    Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the product. Product ...

    Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the product. Product details Product: Ready to Eat Peppered Beef Slices Pack size: 150g ‘Use By’ date: 21 February 2017 No other Morrisons products are known to be affected. Risk The...

    20/02/2017
  35. Lancashire working together to help homeless young people ormskirk

    New arrangements to support young homeless people in Lancashire will be launched at an event in Leyland this week. A joint ...

    New arrangements to support young homeless people in Lancashire will be launched at an event in Leyland this week. A joint protocol, which will be adopted at the event at the Civic Centre on Friday, 24 February, outlines the commitments and responsibilities expected of all professionals working...

    20/02/2017
  36. CMA secures better deal for cloud storage users ormskirk

    Amazon, Apple and Microsoft have committed to providing cloud storage users with fairer contracts, following action by the CMA. ...

    Amazon, Apple and Microsoft have committed to providing cloud storage users with fairer contracts, following action by the CMA. The 3 companies are the latest cloud storage providers to improve their terms and conditions following the Competition and Markets AuthorityÂ’s (CMA) review of...

    20/02/2017

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