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  1. Stay safe using barbecues and chimineas this summer ormskirk

    The recent spell of warm, sunny weather certainly entices us to spend more time outside and it’s the perfect opportunity to fire ...

    The recent spell of warm, sunny weather certainly entices us to spend more time outside and itÂ’s the perfect opportunity to fire up the barbecue, spend time with friends and enjoy it while we can. Then, as the sun sets and the temperature drops what could be better than huddling round your chiminea...

    22/05/2018
  2. North West Air Ambulance to benefit from Real Lancashire boundary walk ormskirk

    The North West Air Ambulance will benefit from one man’s mission to walk the entire length of the Real Lancashire county boundary ...

    The North West Air Ambulance will benefit from one man’s mission to walk the entire length of the Real Lancashire county boundary (the County Palatine) – all 400 miles of it! Philip Walsh, Chairman of Friends of Real Lancashire (FORL) has devised a Lancashire boundary walk in conjunction with...

    22/05/2018
  3. Why Miss Williams’ Walk-a-thon to work was a piece of cake ormskirk

    Report: Jo Lawrence St Anne’s school, Ormskirk launched its annual ‘Walk to School Week’ yesterday - with one teacher ...

    Report: Jo Lawrence St Anne’s school, Ormskirk launched its annual ‘Walk to School Week’ yesterday - with one teacher putting her best foot forward for an extra special journey to work! And instead of her usual 20 minute car journey from Formby, Katrina Williams was up extra early to walk...

    22/05/2018
  4. An Officer And A Gentleman at the Liverpool Empire ormskirk

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the new musical adaptation of the classic film An Officer And A Gentleman at the ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the new musical adaptation of the classic film An Officer And A Gentleman at the Liverpool Empire last night. You remember that moment? When Richard Gere in a navy uniform picks up Debra Winger and walks out with her... Well now you can experience...

    22/05/2018
  5. Councillor Noel Delaney is new Mayor of West Lancashire ormskirk

    Councillor Noel Delaney is new Mayor of West Lancashire Councillor Noel Delaney has taken over the chains of office as ...

    Councillor Noel Delaney is new Mayor of West Lancashire Councillor Noel Delaney has taken over the chains of office as Mayor of West Lancashire and is looking forward to his new role. During his year as Mayor he will perform many important duties including representing the Borough...

    22/05/2018
  6. Nurse recruitment open day at Southport hospital ormskirk

    A recruitment day for nurses interested in working at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals is being held next Tuesday. The ...

    A recruitment day for nurses interested in working at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals is being held next Tuesday. The event runs from 3.30pm to 7pm on Tuesday 29th May in the Clinical Education Centre at Southport hospital. Light refreshments will be available for all those attending. ...

    22/05/2018
  7. New Brighton find John Armstrong and Tom Hartley too hot to handle ormskirk

    Report: Peter Rogan On a beautiful sunny afternoon Ormskirk won the toss and elected to bat. The innings started ...

    Report: Peter Rogan On a beautiful sunny afternoon Ormskirk won the toss and elected to bat. The innings started dramatically with the first ball when Andy Baybutt (0), trying to get off the mark with a quick unrealistic single, found himself stranded a long way out of his wicket only to be...

    21/05/2018
  8. Merseyside drivers urged not to risk road workers’ lives ormskirk

    The lives of road workers in Merseyside are being put at risk by drivers ignoring overnight closures at one of England’s busiest ...

    The lives of road workers in Merseyside are being put at risk by drivers ignoring overnight closures at one of EnglandÂ’s busiest motorway junctions. Contractors for Highways England have reported 23 separate incidents in the past two months where road users have driven into the roadworks for...

    21/05/2018
  9. Police appeal after decapitated dogs head found on door handle ormskirk

    Police are appealing for information following a report of a decapitated dogs head that has been found. On Sunday 20th May ...

    Police are appealing for information following a report of a decapitated dogs head that has been found. On Sunday 20th May 2018, police were called to the Great Meadow area of Chorley where a dogs head has been discovered on the door handle of an address. This was extremely distressing for the...

    21/05/2018
  10. New safety enforcement vans on Lancashire's roads ormskirk

    A new fleet of road safety enforcement vans is being rolled out across Lancashire today (Monday May 21st). The high visibility ...

    A new fleet of road safety enforcement vans is being rolled out across Lancashire today (Monday May 21st). The high visibility vehicles, operated by Lancashire Constabulary, will play a key role in reducing road traffic collisions and injuries on the countyÂ’s roads. Eight vehicles will...

    21/05/2018
  11. Advice to the public ahead of a busy Bank Holiday weekend ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is offering a warm welcome to the thousands of visitors expected to head to Liverpool and the Wirral this ...

    Merseyside Police is offering a warm welcome to the thousands of visitors expected to head to Liverpool and the Wirral this weekend (Friday 25 May - Monday, 28 May) for the Tall Ships Festival and offering advice to make sure they have a great time and enjoy the event safely. Superintendent...

    21/05/2018
  12. Homeless people are being fined, convicted and jailed for begging and rough sleeping ormskirk

    VULNERABLE homeless people are being fined, convicted and jailed for begging and rough sleeping, an investigation has found. ...

    VULNERABLE homeless people are being fined, convicted and jailed for begging and rough sleeping, an investigation has found. More than 50 councils across England and Wales have public space protection orders banning behaviour including begging for food and money and sitting in a public space...

    21/05/2018
  13. Taming Ormskirk's wildlife ormskirk

    Police have been out and about in Ormskirk town centre recently with wildlife officers visiting local hot spots where youths ...

    Police have been out and about in Ormskirk town centre recently with wildlife officers visiting local hot spots where youths congregate in a bid to nip any trouble in the bud... QLocal's Roger Blaxall spotted the officers at Morrison's in Ormskirk where youths turn its car park into a impromptu...

    21/05/2018
  14. 'Trip Advisors' best places to eat in the Ormskirk area ormskirk

    Trip Advisor is, for many, the go to website to find a great place to eat, drink and have a good time; predictably, Moor Hall in ...

    Trip Advisor is, for many, the go to website to find a great place to eat, drink and have a good time; predictably, Moor Hall in Aughton tops the list. Here's its latest recommendations for local restaurants: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ Restaurants-g1071013-Ormskirk_ Lancashire_England.html

    21/05/2018
  15. Campaign branches out to protect UK's mighty oaks ormskirk

    Action Oak contributes to the Government’s 25-year Environment Plan by helping to protect the country's 121 million precious oak ...

    Action Oak contributes to the GovernmentÂ’s 25-year Environment Plan by helping to protect the country's 121 million precious oak trees for future generations. A major new campaign to protect the UKÂ’s mighty oak trees from threats including pests and diseases has been officially launched at...

    21/05/2018
  16. Why not 'bowl along' to Ormskirk Bowling Club on Thursday night ormskirk

    This Thursday night, come and try a different sport that's suitable for all the family, young or old, and also have the ...

    This Thursday night, come and try a different sport that's suitable for all the family, young or old, and also have the opportunity to gain new friends and get a bit of gentle exercise. Ormskirk Bowling Club has been up and running for just over two years and is opening its doors to anyone...

    21/05/2018
  17. New laws to make social media safer ormskirk

    New laws will be created to make sure that the UK is the safest place in the world to be online, Digital Secretary Matt Hancock ...

    New laws will be created to make sure that the UK is the safest place in the world to be online, Digital Secretary Matt Hancock has announced. New online safety laws to be created to make sure the UK is the safest place in the world to be online. Response to Internet Safety Strategy...

    20/05/2018
  18. MOT rule changes, 20 May 2018 ormskirk

    The MOT test changed on 20 May 2018, with new defect types, stricter rules for diesel car emissions, and some vehicles over 40 ...

    The MOT test changed on 20 May 2018, with new defect types, stricter rules for diesel car emissions, and some vehicles over 40 years old becoming exempt. The way that the MOT test works in England, Scotland and Wales changed on Sunday 20 May 2018. The MOT test works differently in...

    20/05/2018
  19. Ormskirk estate agent on the move - for good ormskirk

    An Ormskirk estate agent's shut up shop suddenly this week. Whitewashed windows and a sign in one of them mark the departure of ...

    An Ormskirk estate agent's shut up shop suddenly this week. Whitewashed windows and a sign in one of them mark the departure of Smart Move from the corner of Derby St and Burscough St. with its staff now working from its Churchtown office near Southport. It's not known if there's been any...

    19/05/2018
  20. Flavours - everybody needs good flavours ormskirk

    There's been a tasty new addition to Ormskirk's growing 'cafe culture'! Flavours opened on Thursday - and proved an instant hit ...

    There's been a tasty new addition to Ormskirk's growing 'cafe culture'! Flavours opened on Thursday - and proved an instant hit on one of the busiest market days of the year so far thanks to the wonderful weather. It serves a variety of hot and cold drinks along with salads, pie dishes,...

    19/05/2018
  21. Route revealed for proposed Champions League victory parade ormskirk

    Plans have been revealed for a Liverpool FC victory parade if the club emerge triumphant from next weekend’s UEFA Champions ...

    Plans have been revealed for a Liverpool FC victory parade if the club emerge triumphant from next weekendÂ’s UEFA Champions League Final. In the event of a win against Spanish side Real Madrid on May 26, Liverpool City Council will invite the Reds to hold a parade through the streets of the city...

    18/05/2018
  22. Lancashire Fire Brigade unveil new Fire Engine ormskirk

    Today we unveil our new Pride fire engine that represents diversity and the promotion of value and respect for any of our ...

    Today we unveil our new Pride fire engine that represents diversity and the promotion of value and respect for any of our workforce or those in our communities that are LGBTQ+. Why is Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service talking about IDAHO Day and why have we designed a special Pride pump? Taking...

    18/05/2018
  23. Get nose to beak ormskirk

    Get nose to beak with ducklings this May Half Term at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre This May half term sees the return of the ...

    Get nose to beak with ducklings this May Half Term at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre This May half term sees the return of the award winning egg-to-duckling experience at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. The event, from Saturday 26 May to Sunday 3 June, allows visitors to have this unique...

    18/05/2018
  24. Amazing response to Lifesavers campaign ormskirk

    MORE than 2,500 people have been trained in how to perform CPR and use a defibrillator thanks to the Lancashire Lifesavers ...

    MORE than 2,500 people have been trained in how to perform CPR and use a defibrillator thanks to the Lancashire Lifesavers campaign. Training sessions were held by the North West Ambulance Service at venues across Lancashire to give people vital first aid skills in the event of someone having a...

    18/05/2018
  25. Ł1 million of Home Office funding to boost fight against knife crime ormskirk

    Charities in England and Wales can bid from today for a share of a £1 million Home Office fund to help steer young people ...

    Charities in England and Wales can bid from today for a share of a £1 million Home Office fund to help steer young people away from gangs and violent crime. The successful community groups will receive up to £30,000 each to help support the vital work they do to educate young people about...

    18/05/2018
  26. Quick, slow, quick quick, slow - irony of Ormskirk traffic management meeting ormskirk

    Ask anyone who's lived in Ormskirk for the past twenty years or so if the town needs a by pass and the answer's a resounding ...

    Ask anyone who's lived in Ormskirk for the past twenty years or so if the town needs a by pass and the answer's a resounding 'Yes!' Not that the Government see it that way - while there's been heated discussions over the last few years, it's clear that with the current financial restraints,...

    18/05/2018
  27. Submarine spotted off the beach ormskirk

    A Qlocal reader has sent in this picture of a Submarine close to the beach last week. The UK has 10 nuclear-powered submarines, ...

    A Qlocal reader has sent in this picture of a Submarine close to the beach last week. The UK has 10 nuclear-powered submarines, four ballistic missile submarines and six fleet submarines. It is not clear as to which Navy the submarine belongs too. Pic Frank Orme.

    18/05/2018
  28. New Council development named as a nod to the past ormskirk

    One of Lancashire's most respected developers is making good progress on a new housing estate near the town centre. Cruden ...

    One of Lancashire's most respected developers is making good progress on a new housing estate near the town centre. Cruden Construction of Warrington* is building on the former Abbotsford site - and was highly praised by one Ormskirk grandee who told QLocal's Roger Blaxall how impressed he's...

    18/05/2018
  29. Confused customers try to make sense of Council's new bins scheme ormskirk

    This was the scene at the busy Borough Council office earlier this week as pensioners queued to try to make sense of the ...

    This was the scene at the busy Borough Council office earlier this week as pensioners queued to try to make sense of the authority's controversial new bin scheme. Cue the obvious quip by one: "This is all a load of rubbish!" And cue the WLBC PR spin: 'West Lancashire Borough Council has...

    18/05/2018
  30. Still in the money - locals on the Sunday Times 'Rich List' ormskirk

    Wealthy folk with West Lancashire connections are again featured in the latest Sunday Times 'Rich List' of the UK’s 1,000 ...

    Wealthy folk with West Lancashire connections are again featured in the latest Sunday Times 'Rich List' of the UKÂ’s 1,000 wealthiest individuals and families. And it's the Moores family - including Halsall resident and former Liverpool FC majority shareholder, David Moores - who are the...

    18/05/2018
  31. Police called to B and Q after fight breaks out in car park ormskirk

    Merseyside Police were called to the car park of B&Q in Southport early this afternoon after a fight broke out. Several men ...

    Merseyside Police were called to the car park of B&Q in Southport early this afternoon after a fight broke out. Several men were arguing then started fighting. Staff at B&Q said that the fight was over an ebay sale that had gone wrong. It is not known if any arrests were made or if anyone...

    17/05/2018
  32. Government to cut Fixed Odds Betting Terminals maximum stake from Ł100 to Ł2 ormskirk

    Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch announces move to better protect consumers and communities. The maximum ...

    Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch announces move to better protect consumers and communities. The maximum stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) are to be reduced from £100 to £2 to reduce the risk of gambling-related harm, Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey...

    17/05/2018
  33. Have you seen this man? ormskirk

    Officers in Ormskirk would like to speak this male in relation to an incident that occurred on Saturday 12th May at The Co-op, ...

    Officers in Ormskirk would like to speak this male in relation to an incident that occurred on Saturday 12th May at The Co-op, Wigan Road, Ormskirk. Do you know him? If so, please call 101 quoting log reference number LC-20180512-0828 or crime number SB1802462 and ask for this information to...

    17/05/2018
  34. Rotary Club of Ormskirk 'branch out' with generous donation ormskirk

    Report: Steve Glen The beautiful surroundings of Westerleigh's impressive Cemetery and Crematorium near Burscough have been ...

    Report: Steve Glen The beautiful surroundings of Westerleigh's impressive Cemetery and Crematorium near Burscough have been further enhanced after a special donation of trees by the generous Rotary Club of Ormskirk. Members met on Tuesday morning for the occasion; commented Westerleigh Group...

    17/05/2018
  35. New funding for suicide prevention in England ormskirk

    Funding given to local communities that are worst affected by suicide to develop suicide prevention and reduction schemes. The ...

    Funding given to local communities that are worst affected by suicide to develop suicide prevention and reduction schemes. The investment announced today by the Department for Health and Social Care, Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England marks the start of a 3-year programme worth £25...

    17/05/2018
  36. Be travel aware, pack smartly and prepare for security ormskirk

    Passengers are reminded to check the guidance on hand luggage before they set off for the airport. Passengers are being ...

    Passengers are reminded to check the guidance on hand luggage before they set off for the airport. Passengers are being urged to be ‘travel aware’ and check the guidance on hand luggage before they set off for the airport – and help keep security screening queues to a minimum as the busy...

    17/05/2018

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