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  1. NHS to save £1 billion on its medicines bill in 2019 ormskirk

    A new 5-year deal has been finalised with the pharmaceutical industry to give patients faster access to new medicines. The ...

    A new 5-year deal has been finalised with the pharmaceutical industry to give patients faster access to new medicines. The NHS is expected to save around £930 million on its medicines bill across the UK under a new deal agreed with the pharmaceutical industry. Patients will also have...

    06/12/2018
  2. Rail passengers reminded to look out for their friends’ safety this Christmas ormskirk

    Festive party-goers are being urged to take extra care of their friends and colleagues - as new figures reveal that within the ...

    Festive party-goers are being urged to take extra care of their friends and colleagues - as new figures reveal that within the Christmas and New Year period, the number of violent offences recorded at railway stations fuelled by alcohol have more than doubled in the last two years¹. In light of...

    06/12/2018
  3. Having a Ball for Rainbow House ormskirk

    The Rainbow House New York Ball held at The Villa, Wrea Green last month raised over £50,000 for the Mawdesley based charity ...

    The Rainbow House New York Ball held at The Villa, Wrea Green last month raised over £50,000 for the Mawdesley based charity supporting children and young people with physical and neurological disabilities. After being welcomed by the New York Showgirls and entertained by Will Pike during the...

    06/12/2018
  4. Start a new tradition at Rufford Old Hall this Christmas ormskirk

    What makes Christmas time so special? It's the family traditions which bring everyone together - so gather up your family and ...

    What makes Christmas time so special? It's the family traditions which bring everyone together - so gather up your family and friends, wrap up warm and start by adding your wish to the wishing tree, meeting Father Christmas or taking a ride on a donkey! Soak up the atmosphere and put on your...

    06/12/2018
  5. Playing safe with Redrow ormskirk

    Primary school pupils have been learning how to play safely, thanks to a very special visitor from Redrow Homes. Buster Bear, ...

    Primary school pupils have been learning how to play safely, thanks to a very special visitor from Redrow Homes. Buster Bear, one of our special health and safety mascots, visited Burscough Village Primary School along with staff from a nearby development to teach the children about how to stay...

    06/12/2018
  6. World Soil Day marks importance of healthy farmed environment ormskirk

    Today 5 December is World Soil Day, a UN-led campaign to highlight the importance of healthy soil and the role it plays in ...

    Today 5 December is World Soil Day, a UN-led campaign to highlight the importance of healthy soil and the role it plays in society. Soil holds three times as much carbon as the atmosphere, reduces the risk of flooding by absorbing water and delivers 95 per cent of our global food supplies. For...

    05/12/2018
  7. Food scraps could be turned into environmentally friendly plastic packaging ormskirk

    Household food scraps could be transformed into environmentally-friendly plastic bags and cups, thanks to up to £60 million ...

    Household food scraps could be transformed into environmentally-friendly plastic bags and cups, thanks to up to £60 million of new government funding. Innovators are being challenged to make the UK a world-leader in creating sustainable packaging and reduce the impact of harmful plastics on...

    05/12/2018
  8. A great place to park - not ormskirk

    Spotted today in an unorthodox town centre 'garage' - this enterprising Astra owner found a great spot to park in, undisturbed by ...

    Spotted today in an unorthodox town centre 'garage' - this enterprising Astra owner found a great spot to park in, undisturbed by any parking wardens.

    04/12/2018
  9. Ormskirk traffic chaos as town centre grinds to a halt ormskirk

    If you got stuck in Ormskirk this morning - join the queue! A minor accident on Burscough Street, two minor bumps in the town ...

    If you got stuck in Ormskirk this morning - join the queue! A minor accident on Burscough Street, two minor bumps in the town centre and roadworks near the entrance to the Borough Council offices saw main roads through the town snarled up with a five minute journey taking over half an hour. ...

    04/12/2018
  10. Police investigations continue into Aughton playground razor vandals ormskirk

    Police are still investigating the wanton attack by sick vandals targeting children using a popular Aughton park. Police ...

    Police are still investigating the wanton attack by sick vandals targeting children using a popular Aughton park. Police revealed at the weekend how a slide had been found with razor blades and scalpels sellotaped to it at the Winifred Lane park which is supervised by Aughton parish council. ...

    04/12/2018
  11. MP's concerns over temporary closure of hospital's Diabetic Eye Screening Programme ormskirk

    Patients have been contacting Rosie Cooper MP following the decision to move the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (DESP) from ...

    Patients have been contacting Rosie Cooper MP following the decision to move the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (DESP) from Ormskirk Hospital to Aintree, until late December. Many constituents have contacted her concerned after seeing a sign on the hospital building saying 'no screenings...

    04/12/2018
  12. Funding to help improve the lives of those affected by alcohol ormskirk

    A total of £10.5 million of funding is being allocated by Public Health England (PHE), to help improve the lives of adults ...

    A total of £10.5 million of funding is being allocated by Public Health England (PHE), to help improve the lives of adults and children impacted by alcohol, consisting of: £4.5 million innovation fund for local projects working with children and families £6 million capital fund to improve...

    04/12/2018
  13. Sitting pretty at Westhead Village Hall ormskirk

    Report: Liz Payne It's now almost two years since the current trustees took over management of Westhead Village Hall from St. ...

    Report: Liz Payne It's now almost two years since the current trustees took over management of Westhead Village Hall from St. James Church and achieved charitable status. The hall was built in 1929 and donated to the village by the Blundell family, especially for the Girl Guides and Westhead...

    04/12/2018
  14. Sad conclusion into Ormskirk's lady's death ormskirk

    An inquest into the death of Ormskirk's Jacqueline Rose Hargreaves was held recently. She died at 31 Brook House Road on 2nd ...

    An inquest into the death of Ormskirk's Jacqueline Rose Hargreaves was held recently. She died at 31 Brook House Road on 2nd August having suspended herself by the neck with a cord whilst intoxicated. The coroner heard that she had suffered from mental health issues for a number of years but...

    04/12/2018
  15. Jospice Ladies Day kick starts Christmas ormskirk

    More than three hundred ladies from across Merseyside enjoyed a fun and festive afternoon at The Titanic Hotel in Liverpool last ...

    More than three hundred ladies from across Merseyside enjoyed a fun and festive afternoon at The Titanic Hotel in Liverpool last Sunday at the St. JosephÂ’s Hospice Christmas Ladies Day. And thanks to the incredible generosity of this yearÂ’s guests, and match funders from Barclays, Barclaycard,...

    04/12/2018
  16. 'Tory tax' on Ormskirk parking ormskirk

    The County Council's Conservative administration is proposing to implement on street charging for parking into towns and ...

    The County Council's Conservative administration is proposing to implement on street charging for parking into towns and localities across Lancashire. Initial areas for consideration comprise Ormskirk, Burnley, Lytham, Clitheroe, Whalley, Carnforth, Colne, Padiham, Nelson, Chorley, Cleveleys,...

    04/12/2018
  17. Some blooming lovely news from Aughton ormskirk

    Flowery prose by Irene Roberts, Aughton PC Clerk A short presentation for trophy winners and runners-up in this year's Aughton ...

    Flowery prose by Irene Roberts, Aughton PC Clerk A short presentation for trophy winners and runners-up in this year's Aughton best kept garden competition was held at Aughton Village Hall last Saturday morning. The judge this year was Mr Peter Curl, a long standing committee member of the...

    04/12/2018
  18. Man wanted on recall to prison ormskirk

    Police are appealing for information to find a St Helens man who is wanted on a recall to prison. Stephen Carmody. ...

    Police are appealing for information to find a St Helens man who is wanted on a recall to prison. Stephen Carmody. 35-year-old Stephen Carmody was released from prison in March this year following a sentence for burglary offences. He has now breached the terms of his licence and a...

    03/12/2018
  19. Council plans to launch new Clean and Green Service ormskirk

    Following a review of its ground maintenance and street cleansing services, West Lancashire Borough Council is considering plans ...

    Following a review of its ground maintenance and street cleansing services, West Lancashire Borough Council is considering plans to create a new 'Clean & Green' service. Later this month, Council at its meeting on 12 December 2018 will be asked to consider plans to restructure the service,...

    03/12/2018
  20. Reports released multi-storey car park at Kings Dock ormskirk

    There has been a high level of interest in the fire that occurred in the multi-storey car park at Kings Dock, Liverpool on 31st ...

    There has been a high level of interest in the fire that occurred in the multi-storey car park at Kings Dock, Liverpool on 31st December 2017 and a number of reports about the incident have now been published. The reports can be accessed below/through the following links: - Incident report –...

    03/12/2018
  21. An inventive way to keep the city moving this Christmas ormskirk

    Merseytravel, Stagecoach and Arriva buses, Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Police and Halton Transport will be working together ...

    Merseytravel, Stagecoach and Arriva buses, Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Police and Halton Transport will be working together to reduce traffic congestion and keep the city centre moving in the lead up to Christmas. The aim? To support the cityÂ’s economy by reducing illegal parking and...

    03/12/2018
  22. Planners take the wind out of the Windmill's sails ormskirk

    News from OWL: 'All, Some welcome news. The planning application at the Windmill was refused on Thursday evening. This ...

    News from OWL: 'All, Some welcome news. The planning application at the Windmill was refused on Thursday evening. This is the second such refusal and it is to be hoped that the owner will now come forward with a more suitable development proposal. We will continue to support residents...

    03/12/2018
  23. Christmas crackdown on drink and drug drivers ormskirk

    Lancashire Constabulary has started targeting some of the most dangerous drivers on the county's roads - drink and drug drivers. ...

    Lancashire Constabulary has started targeting some of the most dangerous drivers on the county's roads - drink and drug drivers. And its festive crackdown will see high profile enforcement activity taking place across the county throughout the month of December, including checkpoints at key...

    03/12/2018
  24. Who is this mysterious man and his flying machine - poser ormskirk

    QLocal is delighted to post this amazing story sent in by very good friend of the website, Burscough's Michael Dawson. 'Hi ...

    QLocal is delighted to post this amazing story sent in by very good friend of the website, Burscough's Michael Dawson. 'Hi Roger, Something a little different, maybe you can post it as a story. It's regarding a couple of photos of a very unusual flying machine that were brought into the...

    03/12/2018
  25. Ormskirk and district snooker league results ormskirk

    For the fourth successive week we still have joint leaders in the First Division of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker ...

    For the fourth successive week we still have joint leaders in the First Division of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League. Firstly, Aughton Institute E ended their evening's work with a 4-2 home victory over Olympic BC A to make it six wins from their first nine matches. The Aughton E...

    03/12/2018
  26. Tackling rural crime in Lancashire ormskirk

    A day of action aimed at targeting travelling criminals who commit rural crime has been hailed as a success. Lancashire ...

    A day of action aimed at targeting travelling criminals who commit rural crime has been hailed as a success. Lancashire Constabulary joined police forces from across England and Wales as part of Operation Checkpoint, a countrywide campaign focused on disrupting criminals who use road networks to...

    02/12/2018
  27. 'Sick' vandals sought in Aughton ormskirk

    Police have issued this FB appeal after mindless vandals struck in a popular Aughton park earlier this week: 'Parents, please be ...

    Police have issued this FB appeal after mindless vandals struck in a popular Aughton park earlier this week: 'Parents, please be aware that razor blades/knife blades have been attached to the side of the children's slide at the Winifred Lane play area this morning. We would ask everyone to be...

    01/12/2018
  28. Devastating impact on nature highlighted in new campaign to fight litter ormskirk

    Shocking images are at the centre of a new campaign unveiled today (30 November) to crack down on littering in England. ...

    Shocking images are at the centre of a new campaign unveiled today (30 November) to crack down on littering in England. Launched by Environment Secretary Michael Gove in partnership with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, and supported by some of the biggest names in retail, travel and...

    30/11/2018
  29. The beat goes on with charity 'Gig4Life' in 2019 ormskirk

    There's been some bittersweet news from Keith Hubbard, organiser of the very popular 'Rockin at the YPC' at The Civic. All is ...

    There's been some bittersweet news from Keith Hubbard, organiser of the very popular 'Rockin at the YPC' at The Civic. All is explained here in his latest email to Roger Blaxall at the busy QLocal Ormskirk newsdesk: 'Hi Roger, Re: Saturday night at the Civic, the donation to Cancer...

    30/11/2018
  30. Public urged not to take dangerous risks during winter storms ormskirk

    The Environment Agency and National Fire Chiefs Council are urging the public to avoid life-endangering risks such as driving ...

    The Environment Agency and National Fire Chiefs Council are urging the public to avoid life-endangering risks such as driving through flood water, taking ‘storm selfies’ and wave watching, which put themselves and rescue services in extreme danger. Fire and Rescue Services in England...

    30/11/2018
  31. Ormskirk's parking offer is even better this Christmas ormskirk

    The festive season is almost upon us and West Lancashire Borough Council has an excellent offer to encourage visitors to Ormskirk ...

    The festive season is almost upon us and West Lancashire Borough Council has an excellent offer to encourage visitors to Ormskirk town centre to shop, have lunch and socialise with friends and family. The Council is offering visitors to the town the chance to save money when using Council car...

    30/11/2018
  32. A rare chance to bid for prized Everton memorabilia this Sunday night ormskirk

    A signed Wayne Rooney Goodison Park '125 years' jersey will be one of the most sought after items at a charity night in Ormskirk ...

    A signed Wayne Rooney Goodison Park '125 years' jersey will be one of the most sought after items at a charity night in Ormskirk this Sunday evening. For more, click here: ormskirk.qlocal.co.uk/ormskirk /news_list/Special_shoebox_app eal_at_Ormskirk_bar-55034383.h tm

    30/11/2018
  33. Age UK launches campaign to support older people facing later life alone ormskirk

    As Age UK launches its 'No one should have no one to turn to' campaign, new YouGov research for the Charity has found that 2.65 ...

    As Age UK launches its 'No one should have no one to turn to' campaign, new YouGov research for the Charity has found that 2.65 million older people feel they have no one to turn to for help and support. The campaign will feature a powerful new film highlighting some of the challenges that...

    30/11/2018
  34. Santas of all shapes and sizes make the running in town's first 'Santa Dash' ormskirk

    Photos: Dominic Grant You could say it was good for your elf - five laps in and around Ormskirk on Sunday with around 200 ...

    Photos: Dominic Grant You could say it was good for your elf - five laps in and around Ormskirk on Sunday with around 200 people taking part in the town's first - and very successful - Santa Dash. All proceeds are for the Mayor's charity fund and it looks like around £1000 might be raised for...

    30/11/2018
  35. Early morning Ormskirk crash ormskirk

    Queues built up to and from Southport from around eight o' clock this morning after a minor RTA at the junction of Blindman's ...

    Queues built up to and from Southport from around eight o' clock this morning after a minor RTA at the junction of Blindman's Lane, Ormskirk and its junction with Southport Road. A FIAT Scudo and VW Jetta were involved in the bump which saw police and one ambulance attend; there were log queues...

    29/11/2018
  36. Bike and Go launches FreeWheel Tuesdays ormskirk

    Bike hire scheme Bike & Go is bringing Christmas early to its Ormskirk and Southport customers – by giving them free bike ...

    Bike hire scheme Bike & Go is bringing Christmas early to its Ormskirk and Southport customers – by giving them free bike hire every Tuesday between December 4 and January 15. The offer, which covers every Tuesday except Christmas Day and is open to all subscribers, is worth almost £23, and...

    29/11/2018

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