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  1. North West parents to benefit from Tax-Free Childcare roll out for under 6s ormskirk

    Tax Free Childcare is now available to around 140,000 families in the North West whose youngest child is under six. ...

    Tax Free Childcare is now available to around 140,000 families in the North West whose youngest child is under six. Parents, including the self-employed, can apply online for Tax-Free Childcare – part of the government’s Childcare Choices offer – for children who were aged under six on 24...

    14/12/2017
  2. Say goodbye to the waiting times with the GP extended access pilot ormskirk

    HEALTH chiefs in West Lancashire are reminding residents over the festive period, that they can now visit a GP or practice nurse ...

    HEALTH chiefs in West Lancashire are reminding residents over the festive period, that they can now visit a GP or practice nurse in the evenings and weekends at a time that suits them. Your local GP should always be your first point of contact for any non-emergency illnesses that can’t be...

    14/12/2017
  3. Have your say on non-residential care charging ormskirk

    A consultation giving people the opportunity to have their say about non-residential care charges begins this week. The ...

    A consultation giving people the opportunity to have their say about non-residential care charges begins this week. The eight-week consultation, which begins on Friday 15 December, will give people who use the service the opportunity to share their views by filling in a form that has been...

    14/12/2017
  4. Bargain Booze vodka theft appeal ormskirk

    Police want to speak to these two men about a shoplifting offence at an off-licence in Ormskirk where five bottles of vodka were ...

    Police want to speak to these two men about a shoplifting offence at an off-licence in Ormskirk where five bottles of vodka were stolen by being hidden inside jackets and down someone’s trousers. At around 8pm on Monday, 20 November, two men walked into Bargain Booze on Aughton Street posing as...

    14/12/2017
  5. Successful Christmas nostalgia afternoon supports folk with dementia ormskirk

    Report: David Ward Age UK Lancashire got into the Christmas spirit on Friday, hosting a brilliant 'Christmas nostalgia' ...

    Report: David Ward Age UK Lancashire got into the Christmas spirit on Friday, hosting a brilliant 'Christmas nostalgia' afternoon at its Ormskirk Wellbeing Centre. It was aimed at people living with dementia and their families, allowing them to enjoy an afternoon of festive activities in a...

    14/12/2017
  6. Lancashire schools commended by Ofsted ormskirk

    Figures from the latest Ofsted annual report show that the vast majority of Lancashire's children and young people continue to be ...

    Figures from the latest Ofsted annual report show that the vast majority of Lancashire's children and young people continue to be taught in schools that are either good or outstanding. The latest Ofsted statistics show that 94% of Lancashire's primary age pupils attend schools that have been...

    14/12/2017
  7. Emmanuel Christmas tree festival success ormskirk

    This weekends brilliant Christmas Tree Festival at Ormskirk Emmanuel Church was a great success! It raised around £2000 ...

    This weekend’s brilliant Christmas Tree Festival at Ormskirk Emmanuel Church was a great success! It raised around £2000 for church funds with lots of visitors admiring the care and dedication which had gone into decorating the church before enjoying a Christmas fair in Langham Hall. And...

    14/12/2017
  8. Great news for Ormskirk chicken lovers ormskirk

    There's a double seasonal treat from Omskirk's favourite grilled chicken restraurant - just in time for Christmas! Barnyard on ...

    There's a double seasonal treat from Omskirk's favourite grilled chicken restraurant - just in time for Christmas! Barnyard on Burscough Street is not only running a popular takeaway service but has now signed up with Just Eat in a bid to boost its home deliveries in customised hot boxes in and...

    14/12/2017
  9. Hit me baby one more time - please ormskirk

    Okay, we've enlisted Britney Spears for a catchy headline but in all seriousness, QLocal's Roger Blaxall has discovered the hit ...

    Okay, we've enlisted Britney Spears for a catchy headline but in all seriousness, QLocal's Roger Blaxall has discovered the hit rates of the much vaunted website 'Discover ormskirk' This from Borough counucil PR officer Michael Byrne: 'Discover Ormskirk is a great new website launched in July...

    14/12/2017
  10. Picture this - Burscough Girl Guiding leader embarks on international adventure ormskirk

    A leader from the 3rd Burscough Guide Unit has been selected to travel across the world, representing Girlguiding North West ...

    A leader from the 3rd Burscough Guide Unit has been selected to travel across the world, representing Girlguiding North West England by taking part in an important social action project. Becky Latham was selected to lead this incredible trip along with two other leaders to represent Girlguiding...

    14/12/2017
  11. EHU's hockey boxes help the homeless ormskirk

    Pictured are big hearted members of the EHU hockey team who were really in the Christmas spirit after they completed shoeboxes for ...

    Pictured are big hearted members of the EHU hockey team who were really in the Christmas spirit after they completed shoeboxes for the homeless yesterday. "We managed to get 60 complete boxes with lots of additional items donated including food and clothes which was amazing," Mel Mitchell told...

    14/12/2017
  12. Gritters in action as wintry showers forecast ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, as ...

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, as wintry showers are expected to hit the county early this evening. Rain, hail, sleet and snow are predicted, with the potential for difficult driving conditions,...

    13/12/2017
  13. Arriva Industrial dispute has been resolved ormskirk

    Following the decision to accept the new, two year pay offer Phil Stone, Managing Director of Arriva North West said: Arriva ...

    Following the decision to accept the new, two year pay offer Phil Stone, Managing Director of Arriva North West said: “Arriva North West is delighted that our latest offer of a two year pay agreement has been accepted by our drivers. Throughout this dispute we have maintained that talks and...

    13/12/2017
  14. When Doves cry - businessman laments Council's lack of concern on shop closure ormskirk

    Remember when Church St. used to be a busy shopping street? Andrew Bowyer does - and thats one reason why five years ago he ...

    Remember when Church St. used to be a busy shopping street? Andrew Bowyer does - and that’s one reason why five years ago he opened the Dove Mill shop opposite the former Tesco Metro. Those days have well and truly gone - with Church St. now a shadow of its former self - but what’s upset...

    13/12/2017
  15. Wine bars - or whine bars ... you decide ormskirk

    How will news that Ormskirk could soon have three new wine bars be greeted in the town? QLocal's Roger Blaxall's been tipped ...

    How will news that Ormskirk could soon have three new wine bars be greeted in the town? QLocal's Roger Blaxall's been tipped off about one at the former Home Bargains on Moor St., and spoke to a lady who's opening 'JoJo's bar and grill' at the former Source opposite Wetherspoons in the New Year....

    13/12/2017
  16. Cut throat competition at Ormskirk barbers ormskirk

    You could call it 'cut throat competition' as two new Ormskirk barbers have opened in the last few weeks in and around town... ...

    You could call it 'cut throat competition' as two new Ormskirk barbers have opened in the last few weeks in and around town... There’s this one on Burscough St., a new one at the Malthouse Business Centre while Gomez, the popular manager of Chicken Lovers on Moorgate has recently returned from a...

    13/12/2017
  17. Highways Englands intelligent network of the future ormskirk

    Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes on motorways and automatically transmit the information to Highways ...

    Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes on motorways and automatically transmit the information to Highways England to schedule repairs. In a vision of the future outlined today the government company said an intelligent network coupled with connected vehicles would improve...

    13/12/2017
  18. PCSO makes special delivery ormskirk

    PCSO Trevor Vearncombe from Southport community team delivering presents donated by our friends at St Marks Church Scarisbrick to ...

    PCSO Trevor Vearncombe from Southport community team delivering presents donated by our friends at St Marks Church Scarisbrick to the Salvation Army for families in need this Christmas.

    13/12/2017
  19. Your very good Elf - and elves - at Ormskirk care home ormskirk

    Report: Lisa Fletcher From the youngest to the oldest, Stocks Hall and Santa and his team worked very hard raising money for ...

    Report: Lisa Fletcher From the youngest to the oldest, Stocks Hall and Santa and his team worked very hard raising money for charity recently! Elf Day held on Friday encourages schools, colleges and other organisation to unleash their inner Elf and fundraise for the Alzheimer’s Society. ...

    13/12/2017
  20. 1,400 people with dementia stranded in hospital over Christmas ormskirk

    1 in 10 nurses surveyed have seen people with dementia waiting over a year in hospital. Lack of social care funding turning ...

    1 in 10 nurses surveyed have seen people with dementia waiting over a year in hospital. Lack of social care funding ‘turning wards into waiting rooms’ dementia charity warns. At least 1,400 vulnerable people will spend Christmas on a hospital ward – well enough to go home, but...

    13/12/2017
  21. Ice warning in Lancashire ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, with an ...

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, with an ice warning issued by the Met Office. Rain is likely to fall on frozen surfaces creating difficult conditions. The county council is advising people to consider...

    12/12/2017
  22. Scarisbrick drink driver's court date following Ormskirk accident ormskirk

    Police have today confirmed that a Scarisbrick woman arrested for drunk driving will be appearing before magistrates on 21 ...

    Police have today confirmed that a Scarisbrick woman arrested for drunk driving will be appearing before magistrates on 21 December. This statement was released to QLocal's Ormskirk reporter Roger Blaxall this morning: "Lorraine Sutter, 54, of Drummersdale Lane, Scarisbrick is due to appear at...

    12/12/2017
  23. Revellers warned to 'keep a clear head' around the rail network over the festive seas ormskirk

    7,419 recorded alcohol-related incidents on and around the railway in 2016/17 an increase of 17% compared with 2015/161 16% ...

    7,419 recorded alcohol-related incidents on and around the railway in 2016/17 – an increase of 17% compared with 2015/161 16% of those incidents happened over the festive period Network Rail, British Transport Police and RSSB unite to encourage people to “Keep a Clear Head” on and around...

    12/12/2017
  24. Metal theft falls after introduction of Scrap Metal Dealers Act ormskirk

    A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has found the number of thefts fell by more than three quarters in 4 years. Metal ...

    A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has found the number of thefts fell by more than three quarters in 4 years. Metal theft has fallen by more than three quarters in 4 years following action by government to tackle a spike in these crimes. A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act,...

    12/12/2017
  25. Ormskirk and District Snooker results ormskirk

    Southport Conservative Club continue to march towards that record-breaking sixth consecutive league title in the top flight of ...

    Southport Conservative Club continue to march towards that record-breaking sixth consecutive league title in the top flight of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League. This time around they completed a 5-1 triumph over Scarisbrick NSC and that was without a full team of players as they...

    12/12/2017
  26. How to fool a speed camera ormskirk

    Are a small number of performance cars trying to fool speed cameras by having their rear number plates highly illuminated? ...

    Are a small number of performance cars trying to fool speed cameras by having their rear number plates highly illuminated? Spotted in Ormskirk on Sunday night at the Fiveways junction was this black Golf which drove off towards Southport; it's not known of the small LED lights are highly...

    12/12/2017
  27. County boundary signs 'vandalised' by anti frackers ormskirk

    Blink and you'll miss it - the LCC boundary signs at Kew have been defaced by anti frackers. ...

    Blink and you'll miss it - the LCC boundary signs at Kew have been defaced by anti frackers.

    12/12/2017
  28. 'Rip off' delivery charges by Southport charity shop - claim ormskirk

    An Ormskirk QLocal reader has contacted the news desk with claims that a Southport charity shop's delivery charges are a rip ...

    An Ormskirk QLocal reader has contacted the news desk with claims that a Southport charity shop's delivery charges are a ‘rip off’. The man and his wife bought a used desk and work station off the British Heart Foundation shop on Lord St for a very reasonable £60 but the man was gobsmacked to be...

    12/12/2017
  29. Friends re-united plea ormskirk

    Spotted in the 'Yours' Christmas edition - can you help? ...

    Spotted in the 'Yours' Christmas edition - can you help?

    12/12/2017
  30. 14.6% increase in non residential care charges in Lancashire ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council''s now consulting on increasing charges by up to 14.6% for non-residential care for elderly and disabled ...

    Lancashire County Council''s now consulting on increasing charges by up to 14.6% for non-residential care for elderly and disabled people who want to live at home surround by their family and friends. These services include home care, outreach services, day care, direct payment and personal...

    12/12/2017
  31. Medical drama, Ormskirk town centre UPDATE ormskirk

    A number of ambulances were called to Church Walks on late Thursday afternoon after a shopper collapsed. The drama was just ...

    A number of ambulances were called to Church Walks on late Thursday afternoon after a shopper collapsed. The drama was just around the corner from the Mad Hatter bar according to one witness; QLocal reporter Roger Blaxall's awaiting a statement from the NWAS PR office in Bolton tomorrow to...

    11/12/2017
  32. Keep A and E free for people with serious or life-threatening conditions ormskirk

    People are being urged to avoid using A&E at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals unless they have a serious injury or illness, or ...

    People are being urged to avoid using A&E at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals unless they have a serious injury or illness, or face a life-threatening emergency. Southport hospital in particular is extremely busy after a weekend which saw four-out-of-five patients on Saturday needing more...

    11/12/2017
  33. Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room ormskirk

    Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room Stroke patients at Aintree University Hospital are benefitting from a ...

    Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room Stroke patients at Aintree University Hospital are benefitting from a new relaxation room, which has been designed to help combat some of the psychological effects of a stroke. The room, which is a converted office space, includes...

    11/12/2017
  34. Burscough's Christmas tree with a difference has got real teeth ormskirk

    How's this for a Christmas tree with a difference? This e-mail explains all: 'We are not a shop and neither do we have a ...

    How's this for a Christmas tree with a difference? This e-mail explains all: 'We are not a shop and neither do we have a window, however, that's not stopped us getting into the festive spirit... This is our Christmas tree, manufactured by our welding shop and based on one of the drilling...

    11/12/2017
  35. Proposal to purchase land at School Lane, Burscough ormskirk

    From Tess Reddington, former Clerk, Burscough PC 'Hi Roger On the PC agenda this month is a proposal to buy 5.5 acres of ...

    From Tess Reddington, former Clerk, Burscough PC 'Hi Roger On the PC agenda this month is a proposal to buy 5.5 acres of land at School Lane to create a youth activity park (skate park/bmx track) YOBs* have brought this forward, and if approved it will: allow for the creation of a...

    11/12/2017
  36. Christmas tree collections for Hospice ormskirk

    St. Josephs Hospice is urging families to spare a thought for their poor Christmas tree once this years festivities are over ...

    St. Joseph’s Hospice is urging families to spare a thought for their poor Christmas tree once this year’s festivities are over by arranging for it to be collected and recycled in the New Year. In partnership with UK charity, 'Just Helping', the Crosby Lions and the hospice’s team of volunteers...

    11/12/2017

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