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  1. Thirteen year old girl missing from Southport ormskirk

    Police are appealing for information to find a teenage girl from Southport who was last seen yesterday, Monday 15 October. ...

    Police are appealing for information to find a teenage girl from Southport who was last seen yesterday, Monday 15 October. 13-year-old Kaycey Smith was last seen at around 6pm in the Hart Street area. Kaycey is described as black, 5ft 4in tall, of medium build and with long black hair. She...

    17/10/2018
  2. Shops hit in Ormskirk town centre power cut ormskirk

    A small number of shops were plunged into darkness - some having to close - after a power cut on Moor St., Ormskirk on Monday ...

    A small number of shops were plunged into darkness - some having to close - after a power cut on Moor St., Ormskirk on Monday lunchtime. The Post Office, HSBC bank and WH Smith were among those affected; yesterday a spokesperson for Electricity North West told QLocal: "Five customers on Moor...

    17/10/2018
  3. Concern for missing woman ormskirk

    Police are appealing for information to help find a Birkenhead woman who was last seen 10 days ago. 28-year-old Michaela ...

    Police are appealing for information to help find a Birkenhead woman who was last seen 10 days ago. 28-year-old Michaela Parsons was seen at the junction of Grange Road West and Osbourne Road at 11.20am on Saturday, 6 October and we are increasingly concerned for her welfare. Michaela...

    16/10/2018
  4. Ormskirk's 'green party' springs into action ormskirk

    Pictured hard at work on Thursday afternoon are members of OWL who were busy refreshing one of the three planters on Burscough ...

    Pictured hard at work on Thursday afternoon are members of OWL who were busy refreshing one of the three planters on Burscough Road. The other two are maintained by LCC - goodness knows when they'll next be attended to!

    16/10/2018
  5. Classic's cover blown as Storm Callum breezes in ormskirk

    Pictured in Burscough in the aftermath of Storm Callum is just one of the many slumbering classic cars ripe for restoration. ...

    Pictured in Burscough in the aftermath of Storm Callum is just one of the many slumbering classic cars ripe for restoration. This 60's Wolseley 6/110 has been parked on a driveway for the last few years with its cover blown on Friday night; speaking of classics there's a Jaguar Sport XJ40 on the...

    16/10/2018
  6. New 'Keep Aughton Green' plea as local plan consultation begins ormskirk

    Colin Atkinson, Chair of the Aughton Residents Group (2012), has said the group feels it's been 'misled and betrayed' after the ...

    Colin Atkinson, Chair of the Aughton Residents Group (2012), has said the group feels it's been 'misled and betrayed' after the Borough Council announced it's looking at a new local Plan stretching to 2050. ARG's still finding it hard to come to terms with the fact that while they were...

    16/10/2018
  7. Concern for missing man ormskirk

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Brandon McCallister. Mr McCallister, 22-years-old, from ...

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Brandon McCallister. Mr McCallister, 22-years-old, from Litherland, was last seen at Waterloo Train Station, South Road, on the afternoon of Sunday, 14 October. He hasn’t been seen or been in contact since. He is...

    16/10/2018
  8. Queenscourt Hospice Santa Sprint 2018 ormskirk

    Join in the festivities with hundreds of Santas and help raise funds for Queenscourt Hospice. This is our 9th year and to ...

    Join in the festivities with hundreds of Santas and help raise funds for Queenscourt Hospice. This is our 9th year and to celebrate there will be a 5K and 3K course. We would love you to get in the Christmas spirit and join in this fun event for all the family, even the dog can participate! ...

    16/10/2018
  9. Fundraising effort launched as community Christmas Tree returns to Parish Church ormskirk

    The much loved Christmas Tree and Crib outside Ormskirks Parish Church is set to return again this year after its successful ...

    The much loved Christmas Tree and Crib outside Ormskirk’s Parish Church is set to return again this year after its successful reinstatement last Christmas. Residents can donate at Scott’s Butchers on Church Street or online at the Our West Lancashire website. Last year, Our West Lancashire,...

    15/10/2018
  10. Single minded pool players see success ormskirk

    Report: Brian Brighouse There were no league matches in the Ormskirk & District Pool League last week as Wednesday 10th ...

    Report: Brian Brighouse There were no league matches in the Ormskirk & District Pool League last week as Wednesday 10th October was reserved for the first round of the singles. With 121 entrants to the singles competition this season it would be too difficult to try to report every result...

    15/10/2018
  11. Hydraulic fracturing to go ahead at shale gas exploration site in Lancashire ormskirk

    Cuadrilla confirms that it plans to go ahead with the start of hydraulic fracturing operations at its Preston New Road shale gas ...

    Cuadrilla confirms that it plans to go ahead with the start of hydraulic fracturing operations at its Preston New Road shale gas exploration site in Lancashire. At the High Court in London Mr Justice Supperstone dismissed a last minute request for an interim injunction to prevent this from...

    15/10/2018
  12. Royal baby expected in the spring ormskirk

    The Duchess of Sussex is pregnant and is due to give birth next spring, Kensington Palace has announced. The news has been ...

    The Duchess of Sussex is pregnant and is due to give birth next spring, Kensington Palace has announced. The news has been announced as she and Prince Harry begin a tour of Australia. Kensington Palace said the couple "appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the...

    15/10/2018
  13. Concerned Burscough parish councillors call for new housing moratorium ormskirk

    Burscough PC's sent this letter to the Borough Council's development 'supremo' John Harrison in the light of a new flooding survey ...

    Burscough PC's sent this letter to the Borough Council's development 'supremo' John Harrison in the light of a new flooding survey in the parish. 'Dear Mr Harrison, As you may be aware the Lead Local Flood Authority have commissioned drainage consultants Jacobs to survey and report on flooding...

    15/10/2018
  14. Rare LFC memoribilia up for grabs at Ormskirk West End winter raffle ormskirk

    Ormskirk West End School's holding a craft fair winter raffle that's been kindly supported by the Jamie Carragher foundation to ...

    Ormskirk West End School's holding a craft fair winter raffle that's been kindly supported by the Jamie Carragher foundation to raffle off rare soccer related memorabilia. The event's on Saturday 3 November from 10am - 2pm with free entry and a host of other extra special prizes!

    15/10/2018
  15. ODFHS goes global ormskirk

    Report: Kate Hurst In recent weeks, events organised by Ormskirk and District Family History Society have proved popular on a ...

    Report: Kate Hurst In recent weeks, events organised by Ormskirk and District Family History Society have proved popular on a local, national and even international scale! First established in 1980, ODFHS is beginning to contemplate celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020, but in the...

    15/10/2018
  16. Ram raid at Walton Hospital ormskirk

    Detectives are appealing for information following a suspected attempted ATM theft at a hospital in the early hours of this ...

    Detectives are appealing for information following a suspected attempted ATM theft at a hospital in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 14 October. At around 1.45am, security at the Walton Centre on Lower Lane reported that a red Land Rover had collided with a door at the location,...

    15/10/2018
  17. Have your say on West Lancashire Borough Council's Local Plan Review ormskirk

    Have your say on West Lancashire Borough Council's Local Plan Review The public consultation has now opened for you to ...

    Have your say on West Lancashire Borough Council's Local Plan Review The public consultation has now opened for you to have your say on the West Lancashire Borough Council's blueprint for the future of the area. The Local Plan Preferred Options document approved by the Council's...

    15/10/2018
  18. New 50 note will ensure cash is fit for the future ormskirk

    The Treasury has confirmed that the £50 note will remain a part of UK currency. Bank of England announces it will make a ...

    The Treasury has confirmed that the £50 note will remain a part of UK currency. Bank of England announces it will make a new modern polymer note more secure note will help clamp down on crime Modern money will help prevent crime, the Exchequer Secretary declared as plans were unveiled for a...

    14/10/2018
  19. Tech companies support code to strengthen security of internet-connected devices ormskirk

    Government launches new voluntary Code of Practice to help manufacturers boost the security of internet-connected devices such as ...

    Government launches new voluntary Code of Practice to help manufacturers boost the security of internet-connected devices such as smartwatches, virtual assistants and toys. Tech companies HP Inc. and Centrica Hive Ltd are the first companies to sign up to commit to the code. The code will...

    14/10/2018
  20. Engine fault sparks Ormskirk car fire ormskirk

    A Vauxhall Corsa was reduced to a crisp after it went up in flames late on Thursday night. â The car - owned by a ...

    A Vauxhall Corsa was reduced to a crisp after it went up in flames late on Thursday night. ​ The car - owned by a local student - was recovered yesterday afternoon from The Windmill car park … it's believed an engine fault caused the blaze.​ ​ It's the second car fire in a week local fire...

    13/10/2018
  21. 'Special Branch' on duty as Storm Callum blows into west Lancashire ormskirk

    Police closed a number of country roads yesterday afternoon as Storm Callum blew into town. â And he made his mark on ...

    Police closed a number of country roads yesterday afternoon as Storm Callum blew into town. ​ And he made his mark on places like Dark Lane and Castle Lane, Westhead with two older trees brought down in the high winds.​ ​ That saw 'special branch' officers on patrol with a specialist tree...

    13/10/2018
  22. Help to reduce the risk of flooding in your local area ormskirk

    Help to reduce the risk of flooding in your local area It's that time of year again where wind and rain washes leaves and other ...

    Help to reduce the risk of flooding in your local area It's that time of year again where wind and rain washes leaves and other debris onto drain gully gratings, which can then get blocked. Wet weather is predicted for this weekend according to the Met Office. So Lancashire County...

    12/10/2018
  23. Record high levels of severe obesity found in year 6 children ormskirk

    New national child measurement programme (NCMP) data provides the most comprehensive picture of the state of childhood obesity in ...

    New national child measurement programme (NCMP) data provides the most comprehensive picture of the state of childhood obesity in England. New data published yesterday shows the rate of severe obesity among year 6 children (aged 10 to 11) has increased by more than a third since 2006 to 2007...

    12/10/2018
  24. Every mum's nightmare played out at Aughton shops drama ormskirk

    "My baby's stopped breathing!" It's every young mum's nightmare and on Wednesday afternoon the drama played out after she ...

    "My baby's stopped breathing!" It's every young mum's nightmare and on Wednesday afternoon the drama played out after she raised the alarm while shopping at Aughton Food Stores on Moss Delph Lane. Minutes after a 999 call an ambulance crew arrived, shortly joined by police officers and for a...

    12/10/2018
  25. Search continues for man following serious assault ormskirk

    POLICE are continuing to search for a man after a serious assault in Mawdesley. Police were called by the Ambulance Service ...

    POLICE are continuing to search for a man after a serious assault in Mawdesley. Police were called by the Ambulance Service around 5.45pm Wednesday, October 10 to reports a woman was being treated for stab injuries. Officers attended and a 50-year-old woman was found with several wounds to...

    12/10/2018
  26. Government announces that medicinal cannabis is legal ormskirk

    Government announces that medicinal cannabis is legal. Patients can be prescribed medicinal cannabis by specialist ...

    Government announces that medicinal cannabis is legal. Patients can be prescribed medicinal cannabis by specialist doctors from 1 November 2018. For the first time in the UK, expert doctors have been given the option to legally issue prescriptions for cannabis-based medicines when they...

    12/10/2018
  27. Booths ram raid update ormskirk

    Bungling ram raiders who tried to steal a cash machine from Booths left empty handed after the rope they were using to drag it out ...

    Bungling ram raiders who tried to steal a cash machine from Booths left empty handed after the rope they were using to drag it out snapped. QLocal's reporter Roger Blaxall yesterday spoke to the store's new manager Simon Fenwick who said it's now back to 'business as usual' there. The coffee...

    12/10/2018
  28. More good news for Ormskirk businessman after public order conviction overturned ormskirk

    Ormskirk's Paul Ponting has been telling QLocal of his relief after being acquitted, on appeal, of a Section 4 Public Order ...

    Ormskirk's Paul Ponting has been telling QLocal of his relief after being acquitted, on appeal, of a Section 4 Public Order Offence on which he was convicted in April 2018 by Preston Magistrates Court. Yesterday, his appeal against his conviction was heard at Preston Crown Court, where the...

    12/10/2018
  29. Community Health and Wellbeing Festival ormskirk

    Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group and Macmillan Cancer Support are working ...

    Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group and Macmillan Cancer Support are working together on a Health & Wellbeing Festival. The event, which is on Thursday 25 Oct from 2-4:30pm, is open to anyone, not just those affected by cancer. The...

    11/10/2018
  30. Search for man after serious assault ormskirk

    POLICE have launched a manhunt after a serious assault in Mawdesley. Police were called by the Ambulance Service around ...

    POLICE have launched a manhunt after a serious assault in Mawdesley. Police were called by the Ambulance Service around 5.45pm yesterday (Wednesday, October 10) following reports a woman had been stabbed outside an address in Ashtrees. Officers attended and a 50-year-old woman was found...

    11/10/2018
  31. Shocking footage released of drivers risking their lives at level crossings ormskirk

    The number of driver-related incidents at level crossings in Britain is alarmingly high - about 46 a week. Research by ...

    The number of driver-related incidents at level crossings in Britain is alarmingly high - about 46 a week. Research by Populus on behalf of Network Rail shows a lack of knowledge among drivers may be to blame. About a third of UK drivers said they had never been taught how to use a level...

    11/10/2018
  32. Missing from home Stephen Cobbe ormskirk

    Police are appealing for the public's help to trace 37-year-old Stephen Cobbe who has been reported missing from Rainhill. ...

    Police are appealing for the public's help to trace 37-year-old Stephen Cobbe who has been reported missing from Rainhill. Stephen (pictured) was last seen at 7.45pm on Monday (8 October 2018) in the Rainhill area. He is white, 5ft 10in tall, with short brown hair. He has a panther...

    11/10/2018
  33. Construction booming in the North West ormskirk

    Recently published figures show that construction output in the North West is 10 times the national average. The North West ...

    Recently published figures show that construction output in the North West is 10 times the national average. The North West has seen construction boom over the last year, according to new figures. According to the Office of National Statistics, total construction output across the region...

    11/10/2018
  34. Detectives identify mans skeleton over 15 years after discovery ormskirk

    DETECTIVES investigating the discovery of a mans skeleton in Chorley have identified him more than 15 years after he was ...

    DETECTIVES investigating the discovery of a man’s skeleton in Chorley have identified him – more than 15 years after he was found. The human bones were discovered on farmland in Charnock Richard, near Chorley on 26th July 2002. The find kick-started a major murder investigation to try and...

    11/10/2018
  35. Twenty Two set the bar! ormskirk

    Report: Brian Brighouse Bar 22 recorded their third 7 (8) 0 triumph over the Queens Head and this gives them a 3 pint ...

    Report: Brian Brighouse Bar 22 recorded their third 7 (8) – 0 triumph over the Queens Head and this gives them a 3 pint advantage over 2nd placed the Queen Inn, the ‘Inn’ gaining a 4 (5) – 3 victory away at Shaw Hall. It is the first time that a team has won three consecutive fixtures 7 – 0...

    11/10/2018
  36. Police continue to tackle County Lines drugs gangs ormskirk

    Lancashire Constabulary are continuing to crack down on so called County Lines drugs gangs operating across the region. And ...

    Lancashire Constabulary are continuing to crack down on so called ‘County Lines’ drugs gangs operating across the region. And as well as mounting operations such as the current Op Moth in West Division we need the public’s help to recognise the signs and to report any suspicions to the police. ...

    10/10/2018

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