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  1. 16 year old boy missing from home ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 16-year-old boy from Liverpool. Daniel Wilde, who is ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 16-year-old boy from Liverpool. Daniel Wilde, who is from the Mossley Hill area of Liverpool, was last seen on the 22nd December 2017. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate him since. He is described as...

    21/02/2018
  2. Titan appeal for information on whereabouts of absconded prisoner ormskirk

    Titan North West Regional Organised Crime Unit are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man who absconded from an ...

    Titan North West Regional Organised Crime Unit are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man who absconded from an open prison in August 2017. Shaun Price. who was sentenced to 64 months in prison in 2016 for burglary and harassment offences, absconded from Kirkham open prison on 27...

    21/02/2018
  3. Message To Shaun Walmsley. 'We WILL find you ormskirk

    Merseyside Police has issued a stark warning message to escaped prisoner Shaun Walmsley: We WILL find you. Walmsley, 28, ...

    Merseyside Police has issued a stark warning message to escaped prisoner Shaun Walmsley: “We WILL find you.” Walmsley, 28, originally of Wallace Street, Walton, escaped from the custody of prison guards outside Aintree University Hospital on the afternoon of Tuesday 21st February last year. ...

    21/02/2018
  4. Blackpool drugs gang convicted ormskirk

    Members of a gang which flooded the streets of Blackpool with Class A drugs have been found guilty. The Carlos gang, ...

    Members of a gang which flooded the streets of Blackpool with Class A drugs have been found guilty. The ‘Carlos’ gang, was headed by Christopher Nimbley, 37, of Wordsworth Street, Liverpool who, it can now be revealed has also been convicted with two others of the brutal rape of a...

    21/02/2018
  5. New posh Burscough chippy opening soon ormskirk

    A posh chippy's opening soon on Burscough's booming Ringtail Retail Park. Fylde Fisheries of Southport will be unveiling its ...

    A posh chippy's opening soon on Burscough's booming Ringtail Retail Park. Fylde Fisheries of Southport will be unveiling its latest venture in the next few weeks, with a projected March opening date according to one company insider. Workmen have been putting the finishing touches to the...

    20/02/2018
  6. 'Suspicious minds' at Downholland fracking meeting ormskirk

    Elvis would have been in his element at a public fracking meeting held in Downholland on Saturday... Aurora Energy Resources ...

    Elvis would have been in his element at a public fracking meeting held in Downholland on Saturday... Aurora Energy Resources sent a number of its top management to the meeting in a bid to calm fears about the planned fracking on the west Lancashire/Sefton border, but many remain to be convinced....

    20/02/2018
  7. MP's pledge to local fuel poverty losers ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper is supporting the charity National Energy Actions (NEA) Fuel Poverty Awareness Day this Friday. Fuel Poverty ...

    MP Rosie Cooper is supporting the charity National Energy Action’s (NEA) Fuel Poverty Awareness Day this Friday. Fuel Poverty Awareness Day will be highlighting the problems faced by those struggling to keep warm in their homes and the excellent work being undertaken to tackle the issue. It...

    20/02/2018
  8. Marie Curie urgently needs daffodil volunteers in Ormskirk and Burscough ormskirk

    Terminal illness charity, Marie Curie is appealing for volunteers to give two hours of their time to hand out the charitys ...

    Terminal illness charity, Marie Curie is appealing for volunteers to give two hours of their time to hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins in the local community, in return for donations. The charity is hoping to get more people than ever wearing the daffodil pin during its annual...

    20/02/2018
  9. Rock Choir raises the roof for St Annes ormskirk

    A brilliant night's entertainment by the talented Rock Choir raised an amazing £1100 for the St Anne's RC roof fund on ...

    A brilliant night's entertainment by the talented Rock Choir raised an amazing £1100 for the St Anne's RC roof fund on Saturday night. The church hall was full to capacity for the event and according to Sue Proffitt (no pun intended) from the Choir a great night was had by all!

    20/02/2018
  10. MP highlights charity funding opportunity ormskirk

    Apply for up to £20,000 for your charity group in 2018! Local MP Rosie Cooper's asking community groups and local ...

    Apply for up to £20,000 for your charity group in 2018! Local MP Rosie Cooper's asking community groups and local charities across West Lancashire to think about what they could do with up to £20,000 this year. They can apply to receive grants of between £500 and £20,000 raised by players of...

    20/02/2018
  11. Lime Street station to close for two months ormskirk

    Liverpool's Lime Street rail station is to close for eight weeks over summer for refurbishment. Network Rail said the station ...

    Liverpool's Lime Street rail station is to close for eight weeks over summer for refurbishment. Network Rail said the station will be closed between 2 June and 29 July, with many services departing and terminating at the city's South Parkway station. The refurbishment will include the opening...

    20/02/2018
  12. Rufford man 'surprised and disgusted' at canal's dog mess problem ormskirk

    Rufford's Lawrence Critchley has contaced QLocal to tell of his 'surprise and disgust' in finding a local canal towpath littered ...

    Rufford's Lawrence Critchley has contaced QLocal to tell of his 'surprise and disgust' in finding a local canal towpath littered with discarded dog waste bags, some in ditches and others hanging from trees, etc. The section of the canal in question runs from the road bridge on Church Road...

    20/02/2018
  13. Women's world day of prayer ormskirk

    Report: Margaret Ellams This year's Women's World Day of Prayer Service will be held at St. James Church, Westhead on Friday ...

    Report: Margaret Ellams This year's Women's World Day of Prayer Service will be held at St. James Church, Westhead on Friday 1st March at 7.30pm. This year the service has been written by the women of Suriname in South America and many churches in Ormskirk and district will take part. Each...

    20/02/2018
  14. Ormskirk and District Snooker League Results ormskirk

    There was no change concerning the top two sides battling it out for honours in Division One of the Ormskirk & District ...

    There was no change concerning the top two sides battling it out for honours in Division One of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League. Five times defending Champions, Southport Conservative Club who are looking for that record-breaking sixth successive crown had their match with Aughton...

    20/02/2018
  15. Another charity shop to close in Ormskirk ormskirk

    Ormskirk is losing another charity shop. Jospice is leaving its Burscough St. shop in April just under five years after opening ...

    Ormskirk is losing another charity shop. Jospice is leaving its Burscough St. shop in April just under five years after opening there. The reaction of one member of staff who was asked if he could work more flexibly in its stores in Maghull, Formby and Southport was forthright: "You can stick...

    19/02/2018
  16. Gone but not forgotten - funeral service for Ormskirk's Joe Whittle ormskirk

    An inquest into the tragic death of Ormskirk's Joseph Whittle was opened in Preston today. It came just days after family, ...

    An inquest into the tragic death of Ormskirk's Joseph Whittle was opened in Preston today. It came just days after family, friends and Home Bargain work colleagues had gathered at West Lancashire Crematorium on Friday afternoon to celebrate his life. An advert in The Champ. had reminded folk...

    19/02/2018
  17. Remembering a golden age for Ormskirk town centre ormskirk

    Remember when you could park for free in Ormskirk, shop at a myriad of independent stores and really enjoy time in the town ...

    Remember when you could park for free in Ormskirk, shop at a myriad of independent stores and really enjoy time in the town centre? It's now just a fond memory for locals of a certain age but many like QLocal's Roger Blaxall, whose father George used to manage Fine Fare on Moor St (it's now...

    19/02/2018
  18. Merseyside Police appeal for help to trace Liverpool bus driver ormskirk

    Police are appealing for information to trace a man believed to have been involved in a case of historic sexual abuse. The ...

    Police are appealing for information to trace a man believed to have been involved in a case of historic sexual abuse. The man, who was around 25 and a bus driver at the time of the incident, is believed to have groomed a 13 year-old girl back in the 1970s. Detective Constable Kevin...

    19/02/2018
  19. Visitors asked to help prevent the spread of flu ormskirk

    Visitors asked to help prevent the spread of flu. Visitors with cold and flu symptoms are being asked to stay away from ...

    Visitors asked to help prevent the spread of flu. Visitors with cold and flu symptoms are being asked to stay away from Southport and Ormskirk hospitals unless absolutely necessary to prevent their spread. Andrew Chalmers, Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, said: “There...

    19/02/2018
  20. Well done OWL - it's high time for this clean up ormskirk

    Our West Lancashire are calling on local people to join them in Ormskirk town centre on Saturday 3rd March as part of the Great ...

    Our West Lancashire are calling on local people to join them in Ormskirk town centre on Saturday 3rd March as part of the ‘Great British Spring Clean’ organised by Keep Britain Tidy. And this morning, Coun. Ian Davis explained why, telling told QLocal: "Many of the alleyways in the town centre...

    19/02/2018
  21. Avocets return to Martin Mere ormskirk

    Spring is in the air at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre with the first 3 avocets returning to the centre on 13 February as part of ...

    Spring is in the air at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre with the first 3 avocets returning to the centre on 13 February as part of the spring migration. The avocets, now currently 4, will remain at the centre until early August, using the reserve as their breeding ground. In the past, numbers...

    19/02/2018
  22. Its the Year of the Dog at Southport Flower Show ormskirk

    Its the Year of the Dog at Southport Flower Show Visitors to the Southport Flower Show can bring along a very special guest ...

    It’s the Year of the Dog at Southport Flower Show Visitors to the Southport Flower Show can bring along a very special guest this summer – their pet dog. For the first time in the event’s 89-year history, families are welcome to bring along their four-legged friends to the seaside venue...

    19/02/2018
  23. It's time to start planning your royal wedding celebrations ormskirk

    With just 3 months to go until the royal wedding, its time to start thinking about how you can join in the celebrations on 19 ...

    With just 3 months to go until the royal wedding, it’s time to start thinking about how you can join in the celebrations on 19 May. Holding a street party is a great way to get together with your neighbours to celebrate this special day and we’re providing a handy guide to organising one,...

    18/02/2018
  24. Two-thirds of motorists would risk their lives in a flood ormskirk

    A survey by the Environment Agency and AA reveals two-thirds of drivers would risk their lives in flood. A shocking ...

    A survey by the Environment Agency and AA reveals two-thirds of drivers would risk their lives in flood. A shocking two-thirds of drivers would gamble with their safety by driving through floodwater – even though this is the leading cause of death during a flood, new figures have revealed. ...

    18/02/2018
  25. DVSA steps up safeguards to protect learner drivers ormskirk

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed driving instructors who have relationships with learner drivers could ...

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed driving instructors who have relationships with learner drivers could be removed from the register. Jacqui Turland, the DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Registrar, has confirmed that she will treat driving instructors having...

    18/02/2018
  26. Multimillion pound government funding boost for cycle safety ormskirk

    £7 million in funding announced to improve road safety and encourage more people to cycle. Cyclists in a number of cities ...

    £7 million in funding announced to improve road safety and encourage more people to cycle. Cyclists in a number of cities will benefit from a £7 million government investment in projects to improve road safety, helping create more bike-friendly areas. The funding has been announced as...

    17/02/2018
  27. Planned roadworks in the North West ormskirk

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 16 February but ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 16 February but 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...

    17/02/2018
  28. Tarleton man ordered to pay 59,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act ormskirk

    One of the highest courts in the land has upheld action taken by West Lancashire Borough Council against a resident over breaches ...

    One of the highest courts in the land has upheld action taken by West Lancashire Borough Council against a resident over breaches of planning laws. In February 2016 Timothy Edwards, of Bannister House Farm, The Marshes Lane, Tarleton, was ordered to pay £59,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act at...

    16/02/2018
  29. Sellafield incident report - powder spillage ormskirk

    Sellafield incident report bottle spillage During routine sampling work in a Sellafield drum filling area, a bottle ...

    Sellafield incident report – bottle spillage During routine sampling work in a Sellafield drum filling area, a bottle containing uranium trioxide powder accidentally fell to the floor causing approximately 100-150g to spill out. The operator handling the samples was wearing the correct...

    16/02/2018
  30. Another strike announced on Merseyrail ormskirk

    RMT announcing a strike on the 3rd March only diminishes opportunities to secure the future of their members. Merseyrail ...

    RMT announcing a strike on the 3rd March only diminishes opportunities to secure the future of their members. Merseyrail has called on the RMT to reconsider its position following the announcement of yet further strike action to hit the people of the Liverpool City Region and prioritise the...

    16/02/2018
  31. TITAN North West regional organised crime unit issue conveyancing fraud advice ormskirk

    TITAN, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, are urging estate agents, solicitors and home buyers across the region to be ...

    TITAN, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, are urging estate agents, solicitors and home buyers across the region to be alert after a number of scams which have left solicitors and clients suffering significant financial losses. Conveyancing Fraud is committed by criminals who...

    16/02/2018
  32. Look out for vulnerable relatives and neighbours this winter ormskirk

    As the cold weather in many parts of the country continues, health professionals from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are ...

    As the cold weather in many parts of the country continues, health professionals from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are encouraging people to look out for their elderly and vulnerable relatives and neighbours. Living alone can be extremely harmful to people’s health and is associated with...

    16/02/2018
  33. Another kick in the teeth for Ormskirk from Trinity Mirror ormskirk

    First they closed the local Advertiser offices. Then Trinity Mirror decided to amalgamate the Advertiser website onto the ...

    First they closed the local Advertiser offices. Then Trinity Mirror decided to amalgamate the Advertiser website onto the Southport Visiter platform. And soon, both the Visiter and Advertiser websites will only be accessed via the ‘all singing, all dancing’ Echo website as the publisher...

    16/02/2018
  34. More congestion and frustration for drivers at key Ormskirk junction roadworks ormskirk

    This is 'virgin' on the ridiculous... Five way traffic lights at the busy Fiveways junction are making it as least five times ...

    This is 'virgin' on the ridiculous... Five way traffic lights at the busy Fiveways junction are making it as least five times longer for locals driving to and from Southport, Preston and Ormskirk town centre! And don’t expect the delays and frustration to end any time soon, either; QLocal's...

    16/02/2018
  35. New rules introduced to protect consumers against ticket touting ormskirk

    New rules will require sellers and platforms to provide more information around resold event tickets, protecting consumers from ...

    New rules will require sellers and platforms to provide more information around resold event tickets, protecting consumers from rip off prices. Fans of live events are set to benefit from new rules which will demand more information from sellers on secondary ticket websites. Under the new...

    16/02/2018
  36. Police safety advice ahead of this weekend's Chinese New Year celebrations ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is getting ready to welcome thousands of visitors to Liverpool city centre as part of this weekends Chinese ...

    Merseyside Police is getting ready to welcome thousands of visitors to Liverpool city centre as part of this weekend’s Chinese New Year celebrations. The event will take place over three days, starting tomorrow, Friday 16th February and running until Sunday 18th February with thousands of...

    16/02/2018

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