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  1. Open day for new West Lancashire cancer information and support centre ormskirk

    A new cancer information and support centre in Skelmersdale is hosting an open day on Friday 29th September at the Concourse ...

    A new cancer information and support centre in Skelmersdale is hosting an open day on Friday 29th September at the Concourse Shopping Centre. The Macmillan centre in the Concourse opened last month and has a team of experts and trained volunteers on hand to answer questions from patients,...

    18/09/2017
  2. Southport Wheel is being dismantled ormskirk

    The Southport wheel is being dismantled. A feature of the skyline during the summer months it hoped the wheel will be back next ...

    The Southport wheel is being dismantled. A feature of the skyline during the summer months it hoped the wheel will be back next summer season. Pleasureland has been approached for a comment.

    18/09/2017
  3. Reduction of national threat level from international terrorism to severe ormskirk

    Following an assessment by Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC), the Prime Minister announced that the UK threat level from ...

    Following an assessment by Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC), the Prime Minister announced that the UK threat level from international terrorism has reduced from critical to severe, meaning an attack is highly likely. Following the announcement, Chief Constable Andy Cooke said: "Since...

    18/09/2017
  4. Multi-million pound boost for counter-terrorism policing ormskirk

    The Home Secretary has announced an additional £24 million for counter-terrorism policing. Police An extra £24 ...

    The Home Secretary has announced an additional £24 million for counter-terrorism policing. Police An extra £24 million is to be pumped into counter-terrorism policing in the wake of this year’s terror attacks, Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced today. The move comes as the investigation...

    18/09/2017
  5. Ormskirk and District Snooker League Results ormskirk

    Division 1 This week saw joint leaders at the top of the table of Division 1 of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker ...

    Division 1 This week saw joint leaders at the top of the table of Division 1 of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League in Olympic BC B & Southport Conservative Club. Olympic BC B recorded a comprehensive 5-1 defeat of five man Stanley Club A. This was their second consecutive 5...

    18/09/2017
  6. Comic twist to this year's Ormskirk Food Festival ormskirk

    People of good taste from all over west Lancashire and beyond are expected to flock to this years very popular Ormskirk Beer, ...

    People of good taste from all over west Lancashire and beyond are expected to flock to this year’s very popular Ormskirk Beer, Food and Wine Festival which this year has a new, comic, twist. The event at Ormskirk Cricket Club next weekend is a firm favourite with foodies and attracts hundreds...

    16/09/2017
  7. MP tackles 'inadequate' Blue Badge scheme ormskirk

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is very concerned about Lancashire County Councils Blue Badge scheme. And the MP says she's ...

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is very concerned about Lancashire County Council’s Blue Badge scheme. And the MP says she's been inundated with constituents reporting major issues regarding their applications for blue badges, including renewals. Some examples include constituents waiting six...

    16/09/2017
  8. New liveried cars added to fleet to highlight the Trans and bi-sexual community ormskirk

    Following on from the successful launch of Lancashire Polices liveried Police with Pride car earlier this year, we have now ...

    Following on from the successful launch of Lancashire Police’s liveried Police with Pride car earlier this year, we have now added two other cars to our fleet to highlight the Trans and bi-sexual community and all strands of hate crime. All three cars will be fully operational and utilised...

    15/09/2017
  9. National Trust Takes On Care of Land at Formby Point ormskirk

    An additional 204 hectares of land at Lifeboat Road and Ravenmeols in Formby, home to rare wildlife, is now safeguarded thanks to ...

    An additional 204 hectares of land at Lifeboat Road and Ravenmeols in Formby, home to rare wildlife, is now safeguarded thanks to its formal transfer into the care of the National Trust. The official transfer documents were signed today, seeing responsibility for its guardianship pass from...

    15/09/2017
  10. Former footballer Clarke Carlisle missing from home ormskirk

    Police are growing increasingly concerned after former footballer Clarke Carlisle went missing. Clarke Carlisle (pictured), ...

    Police are growing increasingly concerned after former footballer Clarke Carlisle went missing. Clarke Carlisle (pictured), 37, of Fulwood, Preston, was last seen by a family member on the Flag Market in the city at about 2.30pm on Thursday (14th) although he may have travelled to...

    15/09/2017
  11. Do you recognise these people? ormskirk

    Police are looking to speak with them in relation to a high value theft from Marks & Spencer's Food Hall in Ormskirk at 16:20 ...

    Police are looking to speak with them in relation to a high value theft from Marks & Spencer's Food Hall in Ormskirk at 16:20 on Monday 11th September 2017. If you recognise them or have any information in relation to the offence please contact the Investigating Officer on...

    15/09/2017
  12. Appeal following serious collision on M65 ormskirk

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the M65 yesterday 14th September. The incident occurred at ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the M65 yesterday 14th September. The incident occurred at around 8.45am on the eastbound carriageway between junctions three and four, when a Renault box van collided with an HGV in lane one. The driver of the van, a...

    15/09/2017
  13. Food Hygiene Rating Scheme central to modernisation plans ormskirk

    Heather Hancock, Chairman of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), has reaffirmed the organisations commitment to introducing the ...

    Heather Hancock, Chairman of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), has reaffirmed the organisation’s commitment to introducing the mandatory display of food hygiene ratings in England. This follows the successful introduction of legislation in Wales and Northern Ireland that requires food businesses to...

    15/09/2017
  14. Trolley good news for Ormskirk food store ormskirk

    Shoppers at Ormskirk's M&S Foodhall will soon have to pay for the use of shopping trolleys there. It might be trolley good ...

    Shoppers at Ormskirk's M&S Foodhall will soon have to pay for the use of shopping trolleys there. It might be trolley good news for the company - which will mean less of them are stolen - but how will regulars feel? The new trolleys will be introduced soon and cost £1 per visit.

    15/09/2017
  15. Consultation to start on the opening hours of libraries ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council's Cabinet has agreed to seek people's views on how their local libraries' opening hours could be ...

    Lancashire County Council's Cabinet has agreed to seek people's views on how their local libraries' opening hours could be allocated across the week in future. The Cabinet gave the go-ahead to an eight-week consultation, from Monday 2 October to Sunday 26 November, inviting library users, staff...

    15/09/2017
  16. A toast to Booths after successful wine tasting evening ormskirk

    Great wine, great food and a great host made for a very successful wine tasting evening at Booths, Burscough on Monday. Jon ...

    Great wine, great food and a great host made for a very successful wine tasting evening at Booths, Burscough on Monday. Jon Cooper from the store talked guests through a variety of new and old world whites, new and old world reds and sparkling wines - each on special offer with 25% off. The...

    14/09/2017
  17. Concern growing for missing man ormskirk

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing man. Anthony Carr, 30, was last seen by a relative ...

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing man. Anthony Carr, 30, was last seen by a relative at an address on Bonsall Street in Blackburn at about 4pm on August 9th. He was reported missing to police yesterday. Anthony is described as white, five ft 11ins...

    14/09/2017
  18. Hair raising day for Macmillan ormskirk

    An Ormskirk hair and beauty salon had a hair-raising day for Macmillan! Sasha Grace on Railway Road held a coffee and cake day ...

    An Ormskirk hair and beauty salon had a hair-raising day for Macmillan! Sasha Grace on Railway Road held a coffee and cake day and very successful raffle in a joint celebration for the charity as her business toasted its first birthday. All in all over £600 was raised and Sasha Grace has...

    14/09/2017
  19. What future for the Advertiser as publisher cuts more local newspaper jobs ormskirk

    Advertiser publishers Trinity Mirror has announced cuts and restructuring in the latest blow to local printed news. Mind you, ...

    Advertiser publishers Trinity Mirror has announced cuts and restructuring in the latest blow to local printed news. Mind you, it's no surprise when you hear what locals say about the paper that’s now selling fewer than 2,000 copies a week and is a travesty of its former self; it’s now written...

    14/09/2017
  20. Natterjack Running to host its thirteenth Seaside 10km race in Southport ormskirk

    The team at Eastbank Street based Natterjack Running, are gearing up to host their annual seaside race. The Natterjack ...

    The team at Eastbank Street based Natterjack Running, are gearing up to host their annual seaside race. The Natterjack Seaside 10km run is set to return at the end of the month, with people being encouraged to raise sponsor money for a local charity that helps people living with sight loss. ...

    14/09/2017
  21. BT rings the changes in Aughton as Long Lane phone box is removed ormskirk

    A phone box used to make as little as three calls in the past year has been removed from Long Lane, Aughton. Its site on ...

    A phone box used to make as little as three calls in the past year has been removed from Long Lane, Aughton. Its site on Aughton Park Drive is marked by a postage stamp size piece of land after it was taken away last month. Today, a BT press officer told QLocal: "Further to our conversation,...

    13/09/2017
  22. Councillor slams MP for voting against Brexit Repeal Bill ormskirk

    Local Tory Councillor Sam Currie has slammed Rosie Cooper for voting against the EU repeal bill. Seen as the second hurdle for ...

    Local Tory Councillor Sam Currie has slammed Rosie Cooper for voting against the EU repeal bill. Seen as the second hurdle for leaving the European Union, the bill passed with cross party support on the night of 11th September. "After all the rhetoric MP Cooper has thrown out about...

    13/09/2017
  23. Asmall School's Council impresses County Councillor ormskirk

    Asmall School's Council worked hard last year supporting their school. It consisted of seven pupils from years 2 to year 6, ...

    Asmall School's Council worked hard last year supporting their school. It consisted of seven pupils from years 2 to year 6, and they manned their own stall on a fundraising day, raising £60 which was spent on the reception class educational games and a mini greenhouse. They were also...

    13/09/2017
  24. Aughton Christ Church 50th Alpha course ormskirk

    Report from Geoff Fallows Aughton Christ Church will launch its 50th Alpha course on Thursday 5th Oct at 8pm in CC Ministry ...

    Report from Geoff Fallows Aughton Christ Church will launch its 50th Alpha course on Thursday 5th Oct at 8pm in CC Ministry Centre with wine & canapes. Guest speaker Shane Taylor is coming to tell his story of a broken life healed, transformed and redirected by God:...

    13/09/2017
  25. Five arrested after Burscough burglary ormskirk

    After carrying out a burglary in Burscough last night the five occupants of the van were finally intercepted and arrested in ...

    After carrying out a burglary in Burscough last night the five occupants of the van were finally intercepted and arrested in Penwortham by Lancashire Constabulary.

    13/09/2017
  26. Savage row over Labour's Liz Savage ormskirk

    West Lancashire Conservative Councillor Sam Currie has called on Cllr Liz Savage to 'make her mind up' as to where she wishes to ...

    West Lancashire Conservative Councillor Sam Currie has called on Cllr Liz Savage to 'make her mind up' as to where she wishes to represent. Yesterday, he told QLocal: "While Cllr Savage, who lives within the South Ribble constituency, jumps on every bandwagon going in Southport, she is in real...

    13/09/2017
  27. Amazing 96K grant for Rainbow House ormskirk

    Rainbow House in Mawdesley near Ormskirk has received a grant of £96,624 from the Steve Morgan Foundation, with the cheque ...

    Rainbow House in Mawdesley near Ormskirk has received a grant of £96,624 from the Steve Morgan Foundation, with the cheque presented by Steve Morgan Foundation Trustee, Vincent Fairclough to the new charity President, Bill Ainscough, on Friday. The event was attended by Rainbow House service...

    13/09/2017
  28. Tesco recalls its Cookie & Cream Biscuits because of undeclared milk ormskirk

    Tesco is recalling all date and batch codes of its Cookie & Cream Biscuits because they contain milk which is not mentioned on ...

    Tesco is recalling all date and batch codes of its Cookie & Cream Biscuits because they contain milk which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. Product details Product: Tesco...

    13/09/2017
  29. More misery for town centre drivers ormskirk

    Traffic congestion in Ormskirk went from bad to worse last night as the terrible weather meant long queues as the main sewer ...

    Traffic congestion in Ormskirk went from bad to worse last night as the terrible weather meant long queues as the main sewer cleaning work continued. Tales of five minute journeys taking half an hour were commonplace with the problems compounded as one poor Jaguar driver was seen with his bonnet...

    13/09/2017
  30. MP welcomes moves over Haskayne PO ormskirk

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed the efforts by the Post Office to provide its services in the rural community. The ...

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed the efforts by the Post Office to provide its services in the rural community. The Post Office has gone out to consultation on a proposal to offer a pop up service at Haskayne Village Hall. Should the plans go ahead, Haskayne will be served by the...

    13/09/2017
  31. New figures reveal junior fishing licences increase 25% ormskirk

    Sales of junior fishing licences across England and Wales, have received a welcome boost over the summer, according to the latest ...

    Sales of junior fishing licences across England and Wales, have received a welcome boost over the summer, according to the latest figures from the Environment Agency. The figures reveal junior fishing licence sales increased by 25.7% from 2016/17. The fishing licence, which is now free for 12 to16...

    13/09/2017
  32. FSA advises against eating raw chicken dishes ormskirk

    Following an article in The Mirror (9 September) which suggests that some people believe that raw chicken dishes are safe to eat, ...

    Following an article in The Mirror (9 September) which suggests that some people believe that raw chicken dishes are safe to eat, we are reiterating our advice not to eat raw chicken. Raw chicken is not safe to eat – it could lead to food poisoning. Chicken should always be cooked thoroughly...

    12/09/2017
  33. Lancashire prepares for the arrival of Storm Aileen ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council is gearing up for dealing with bad weather expected with the arrival of Storm Aileen. The Met Office ...

    Lancashire County Council is gearing up for dealing with bad weather expected with the arrival of Storm Aileen. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for severe wind affecting the county in the early hours of tomorrow (Wednesday 13 September), as well as a yellow warning for heavy rain. ...

    12/09/2017
  34. Concern growing for missing woman ormskirk

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 26-year-old woman. Louise Holohan was last seen leaving ...

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 26-year-old woman. Louise Holohan was last seen leaving Manchester Airport on Friday (September 8th) at around 4pm, and it was thought she may have been making her way to an address in Padiham. However she failed to turn up...

    12/09/2017
  35. MP delighted as Burscough Dynamo FC unveils upgraded multi-sports hub in Lancashire ormskirk

    Burscough Dynamo FC (BDFC) officially opened their upgraded sports hub at the Thomas Galvin Sports Ground yesterday (Sunday 10 ...

    Burscough Dynamo FC (BDFC) officially opened their upgraded sports hub at the Thomas Galvin Sports Ground yesterday (Sunday 10 September), as Rosie Cooper, MP for West Lancashire, looked on. The project was made possible thanks to a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is...

    12/09/2017
  36. Call for County Council leader to resign ormskirk

    Lancashire county councillors are calling for Cllr Geoff Driver, its leader, to resign due to the reckless restructuring of senior ...

    Lancashire county councillors are calling for Cllr Geoff Driver, its leader, to resign due to the reckless restructuring of senior management without due consideration of the serious financial implications on services to the public. At the last cabinet meeting on 10 August, the Conservatives...

    12/09/2017

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