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  1. Children affected by domestic abuse to benefit from Ł8 million fund ormskirk

    Today the Home Office has announced a new £8 million fund to support children who have been affected by domestic abuse. ...

    Today the Home Office has announced a new £8 million fund to support children who have been affected by domestic abuse. The fund gives charities, local authorities and other organisations the chance to bid for money for projects designed to intervene early to help children who have been...

    21/07/2018
  2. Swap your old blue box for a free bin ormskirk

    The Borough Council is pressing ahead with plans to change from boxes to bins for the collection of plastic bottles, glass and ...

    The Borough Council is pressing ahead with plans to change from boxes to bins for the collection of plastic bottles, glass and cans and cardboard and paper to make its collection rounds more efficient and improve the environmental quality of the Borough. Residents who currently have a blue box...

    21/07/2018
  3. Lancashire's pathetic pothole response ormskirk

    An Ormskirk county councillor's savaged LCC after figures released to the Internal 'Scrutiny Committee' show that under the ...

    An Ormskirk county councillor's savaged LCC after figures released to the Internal 'Scrutiny Committee' show that under the current Conservative administration the County's response times for potholes has collapsed. Just 66% of potholes have been fixed within 20 working days (2017/2018) which...

    21/07/2018
  4. Burscough pensioner jailed for historic sex offences ormskirk

    A pensioner from Burscough has been jailed after a trial at Preston Crown Court. The 75-year-old was found guilty of a string of ...

    A pensioner from Burscough has been jailed after a trial at Preston Crown Court. The 75-year-old was found guilty of a string of sexual assaults against children dating back more than 30 years. George Gutcher, of Manor Avenue, Burscough, was convicted of 17 charges of indecent assault . The...

    20/07/2018
  5. Violent crime has increased in the North West at fastest rate in the country ormskirk

    Figures released today show that violent crime in the North West has increased by 36 per cent, higher than anywhere else in the ...

    Figures released today show that violent crime in the North West has increased by 36 per cent, higher than anywhere else in the country. Possession of weapons rose by 51 per cent since 2010 at the same time as we have lost nearly 4000 officers across the region and nearly a third of our PCSOs. ...

    20/07/2018
  6. New CCTV van on patrol at Morrisons, Ormskirk ormskirk

    Caught on camera - the new Morrisons CCTV van which made its debut yesterday. QLocal's Roger Blaxall is contacting the ...

    Caught on camera - the new Morrisons CCTV van which made its debut yesterday. QLocal's Roger Blaxall is contacting the supermarket's PR office for an official statement but was told last night by a junior manager that the new van is there to monitor any incidents of anti social behaviour on its...

    20/07/2018
  7. New powers to kick-start the rollout of electric chargepoints ormskirk

    The new laws will improve consumer confidence in charging electric vehicles and modernise insurance rules. massive ...

    The new laws will improve consumer confidence in charging electric vehicles and modernise insurance rules. massive improvement of electric charging infrastructure across the country as Autonomous and Electric Vehicles Act becomes law motorway services will be upgraded for the electric...

    20/07/2018
  8. Canal and River Trust summer roadshow at Burscough ormskirk

    The Canal & River Trust Summer Roadshow 2018 is touring different locations all over the North West. Come down and meet the ...

    The Canal & River Trust Summer Roadshow 2018 is touring different locations all over the North West. Come down and meet the local team this summer. Discover more about visitor destinations, volunteer opportunities, days out, fishing, canoeing - or just enjoy these amazing green/blue spaces by...

    20/07/2018
  9. One teenager risks their life on railway tracks every four hours ormskirk

    Life-saving campaign launched as new figures reveal one teenager risks their life on railway tracks every four hours. ...

    Life-saving campaign launched as new figures reveal one teenager risks their life on railway tracks every four hours. Alarming new...

    20/07/2018
  10. Suspected British hitman wanted for attempted murder in Amsterdam ormskirk

    “Witnesses say he spoke English with either a Merseyside or Manchester accent" National Crime Agency investigators are ...

    “Witnesses say he spoke English with either a Merseyside or Manchester accent" National Crime Agency investigators are appealing for help to track down a suspected hitman wanted for the attempted murder of a British man in Amsterdam. The 55-year-old victim, originally from the Sale area...

    20/07/2018
  11. Motion to fight child obesity passed ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council is set to write to district councils urging them to support its new guidelines for fast food takeaway ...

    Lancashire County Council is set to write to district councils urging them to support its new guidelines for fast food takeaway applications. The move follows a notice of motion by County Councillor Charlie Edwards, which was put forward at full council on Thursday 19 July. Research shows...

    19/07/2018
  12. 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
  13. 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 WhiteleyÂ’s Lane. A blue Ford Fiesta travelling eastbound had left the carriageway, colliding with a hedge and overturning in a...

    19/07/2018
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. '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
  17. Towering ambitions at popular Aughton wedding venue ormskirk

    One of Lancashire’s 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
  18. 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
  19. 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 World’s Largest Bug Hotel. ...

    GIANT Bionic Bugs are invading WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this summer searching for the WorldÂ’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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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 village’s first Scarecrow Festival ...

    Photos: Michael Dawson Hours of hard work paid off for the good folk of Burscough with the villageÂ’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
  23. 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 FarmersÂ’ Union, in partnership with the charity Crimestoppers, farmers, rural...

    17/07/2018
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Hosepipe ban on the way ormskirk

    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 ...

    WeÂ’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 weÂ’d like them to be at this time of year. ThatÂ’s why weÂ’ve taken the decision to introduce a hosepipe ban across most of the North West on the 5th August....

    17/07/2018
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. Police warning after Lancashire residents scammed out of Ł100,000 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

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