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  1. The search is on for a local four-legged star to appear in Legally Blonde the Musical ormskirk

    Producers of a major new tour of the smash-hit Broadway and West End musical Legally Blonde The Musical are on the hunt for ...

    Producers of a major new tour of the smash-hit Broadway and West End musical Legally Blonde The Musical are on the hunt for four-legged stars across the UK and Ireland! Legally Blonde is at the Liverpool Empire from 5th to 9th June.

    12/01/2018
  2. UK flu levels continue to increase according to PHE statistics ormskirk

    Seasonal flu levels have continued to increase in the last week across the UK according to figures published by Public Health ...

    Seasonal flu levels have continued to increase in the last week across the UK according to figures published by Public Health England . The latest Public health England (PHE) statistics published show that seasonal flu levels have continued to increase in the last week across the UK. The...

    12/01/2018
  3. Knott End to Fleetwood ferry service to continue ormskirk

    The Knott End to Fleetwood ferry is to enter a new contract with Wyre Council and Lancashire County Council, following a decision ...

    The Knott End to Fleetwood ferry is to enter a new contract with Wyre Council and Lancashire County Council, following a decision in December. Back in March, Wyre Council was determined to save the ferry service and find a new ferry operator. Now, the new supplier will operate the ferry...

    12/01/2018
  4. Car Park Fire Update – public safety is number one concern ormskirk

    Security around the ACC Car Park on the Liverpool Waterfront has been stepped up to prevent public access, with hoardings set to ...

    Security around the ACC Car Park on the Liverpool Waterfront has been stepped up to prevent public access, with hoardings set to go around the building from this weekend, following the devastating fire on New YearÂ’s Eve. Despite the extensive damage to the car park, which now has 24 hour...

    12/01/2018
  5. TITAN strike day leads to six arrests and seizures in relation to drug supply ormskirk

    Detectives from TITAN, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU), supported by Merseyside Police, have arrested six ...

    Detectives from TITAN, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU), supported by Merseyside Police, have arrested six men and seized cash and other items following an operating targeting suspected drug supply this morning, Thursday 11 January 2018. This morning, officers carried...

    11/01/2018
  6. Work starts on Penwortham Bypass ormskirk

    Construction of the £17.5m Penwortham Bypass has officially started . The new road will complete the Penwortham Bypass, ...

    Construction of the £17.5m Penwortham Bypass has officially started . The new road will complete the Penwortham Bypass, linking the A59 Liverpool Road to the A582 at Broad Oak Roundabout, improving journey times and reliability for journeys into and out of the city centre and destinations...

    11/01/2018
  7. Local history plea from Burscough man ormskirk

    QLocal's delighted to publicise this e mail received yesterday from our good friend in Burscough, Michael Dawson: Hi Roger, ...

    QLocal's delighted to publicise this e mail received yesterday from our good friend in Burscough, Michael Dawson: Hi Roger, Hopefully you will be able to help with my latest project involving local history. I am trying to put together a collection of memories/stories relating to...

    11/01/2018
  8. Missing from home Alan Kennedy ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to find a teenager from St Helens who was last seen in December. 15-year-old ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to find a teenager from St Helens who was last seen in December. 15-year-old Alan Kennedy was last seen at his home address in Dairy Farm Road at 3.45pm on Thursday, 28 December. Alan is described as white, of slim build, 5ft 5in tall, with long...

    11/01/2018
  9. Some great opportunities with The Prince's Trust ormskirk

    'Transforming young lives in 12 weeks or less' Sounds great, doesn’t it - especially if you're a young person with no set aims ...

    'Transforming young lives in 12 weeks or less' Sounds great, doesnÂ’t it - especially if you're a young person with no set aims for the future or a parent who's concerned about the direction your son or daughterÂ’s life is taking. QLocal is delighted to publicise the next Prince's Trust teams...

    11/01/2018
  10. All together now creatively in a Lancashire library ormskirk

    Lancashire libraries are taking part in a national campaign and inviting everyone to get involved, be creative and have fun. ...

    Lancashire libraries are taking part in a national campaign and inviting everyone to get involved, be creative and have fun. The 64 Million Artists campaign is running for the rest of the month in libraries across the county. Now in its fourth year, the initiative aims to support visitors to...

    11/01/2018
  11. Further savings to be considered at Lancashire County Council ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council's cabinet is set to consider further savings of more than £11m when it meets next week. The ...

    Lancashire County Council's cabinet is set to consider further savings of more than £11m when it meets next week. The savings have been proposed following a detailed review of service budgets. If agreed, the total value of savings identified during this financial year is over £81m. ...

    10/01/2018
  12. New providers for eye services announced in West Lancashire ormskirk

    THE NHS in West Lancashire has announced two new providers which will soon be providing local community ophthalmology (eye ...

    THE NHS in West Lancashire has announced two new providers which will soon be providing local community ophthalmology (eye services) and community macular services. Following a stringent procurement process carried out by NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the local...

    10/01/2018
  13. Appeal for witnesses following fatal road traffic collision on motorway ormskirk

    Merseyside Roads Policing Unit is appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on the M6 this morning, ...

    Merseyside Roads Policing Unit is appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on the M6 this morning, Wednesday 10th January. Officers from the North West Motorways Policing Group (NWMPG) attended at J26 on the northbound carriageway at Orrell, near Wigan, at around 7.50am...

    10/01/2018
  14. NWAS continues to support patients to Stay Well This Winter ormskirk

    North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has continued on its mission to help people stay well this winter by handing out a leaflet ...

    North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has continued on its mission to help people stay well this winter by handing out a leaflet containing winter wellbeing advice to patients travelling on the Patient Transport Service (PTS). From late September and throughout October, PTS staff helped kick...

    10/01/2018
  15. Lancashire Care’s pledge to provide opportunities for Military Veterans ormskirk

    With around 120,000 working age veterans currently seeking employment in the UK, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has signed ...

    With around 120,000 working age veterans currently seeking employment in the UK, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has signed up as a pilot organisation in a programme which pledges to support employment opportunities for Military Veterans in the NHS. The Step into Health programme connects...

    10/01/2018
  16. Extra winter cash welcomed by local hospitals ormskirk

    The Government has announced an additional £1.3million grant is being given to help Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust cope ...

    The Government has announced an additional £1.3million grant is being given to help Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust cope with winter pressures. The extra funding's been granted to the Trust as part of an immediate £337million funding boost for NHS hospitals this winter in the recent Budget, in...

    10/01/2018
  17. Boy, 16, missing from Skelmersdale ormskirk

    Tom Williamson was found safe and well in the Digmoor area today. Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of ...

    Tom Williamson was found safe and well in the Digmoor area today. Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing boy from Skelmersdale. Tom Williamson was last seen in the Kestrel Park area around 1pm on January 3.

    09/01/2018
  18. Visitors with cold and flu symptoms asked to stay away from Southport hospital ormskirk

    Visitors with cold and flu symptoms are being asked to stay away from Southport and Ormskirk hospitals unless absolutely necessary ...

    Visitors with cold and flu symptoms are being asked to stay away from Southport and Ormskirk hospitals unless absolutely necessary to prevent their spread. Andrew Chalmers, Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, said: “There are a number of visitors who I’ve seen visiting their...

    09/01/2018
  19. Changes to domestic violence evidence requirements come into effect ormskirk

    As of yesterday (8 January 2018), victims of domestic violence will get more support in taking abusive former partners to court. ...

    As of yesterday (8 January 2018), victims of domestic violence will get more support in taking abusive former partners to court. Changes to evidence requirements in private family law disputes have come into effect. There will no longer be a time limit on abuse evidence, which previously stood...

    09/01/2018
  20. Tributes to man killed in tragic motorway accident ormskirk

    The widow of a man who died in a collision on the M58 motorway has paid tribute to him. The incident happened at about 4.30pm ...

    The widow of a man who died in a collision on the M58 motorway has paid tribute to him. The incident happened at about 4.30pm Friday, January 5th when pedestrian Philip Anderson, 53, was involved in a collision with a DAF HGV near Junction 5 at Skelmersdale; Mr Anderson, of Skelmersdale, sadly...

    09/01/2018
  21. Police continue enquiries into fatal Ormskirk accident ormskirk

    Police are still piecing together clues which will reveal why and how a Scarisbrick man was killed at a 'dangerous' Ormskirk road ...

    Police are still piecing together clues which will reveal why and how a Scarisbrick man was killed at a 'dangerous' Ormskirk road junction. It'll be three weeks on Friday since John Roberts, 69, of Smithy Lane died at the wheel of his BMW after a serious collision with an HGV at the junction of...

    09/01/2018
  22. Get kids outdoors ormskirk

    It’s official! Being outdoors is great for children! New research has shown that when children spend quality time ...

    ItÂ’s official! Being outdoors is great for children! New research has shown that when children spend quality time outdoors, it affects them in lots of positive ways. The most recent research by Forest Schools, shows that children develop better social skills, confidence and self-esteem goes...

    09/01/2018
  23. World-leading microbeads ban takes effect ormskirk

    Today the government's ban on microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products comes takes effect. A ban on the manufacture ...

    Today the government's ban on microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products comes takes effect. A ban on the manufacture of products containing microbeads has come into force today – a landmark step in the introduction of one of the world’s toughest bans on these harmful pieces of plastic....

    09/01/2018
  24. Let your feet hit the street in 2018 ormskirk

    Stride out in 2018 by joining West Lancashire Borough Council’s health walks. Put on some comfortable walking shoes and join ...

    Stride out in 2018 by joining West Lancashire Borough CouncilÂ’s health walks. Put on some comfortable walking shoes and join our walk leaders for short, sociable walks across different locations in West Lancashire. Walks are open to all, are approximately one hour long and a well-earned...

    09/01/2018
  25. New four point policing plan for Lancashire ormskirk

    The county's police and crime commissioner has labelled his 2016-2021 plan for policing 'a real community effort'. And Clive ...

    The county's police and crime commissioner has labelled his 2016-2021 plan for policing 'a real community effort'. And Clive Grunshaw says the plan - developed by community members, local councils, voluntary sector organisations, the police, health professionals and partners across the criminal...

    08/01/2018
  26. 14 year old boy missing from home since December ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to find a 14-year-old boy from the Skelmersdale area who has been missing since ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to find a 14-year-old boy from the Skelmersdale area who has been missing since December and has links to Merseyside. James McKeown was last seen in Heysham, Lancashire on Friday, 15 December at around 10.15am, and was previously circulated as...

    08/01/2018
  27. Retailers and academics join government effort to tackle acid attacks ormskirk

    This is part of a series of voluntary commitments proposed by the government. The government yesterday published the details of ...

    This is part of a series of voluntary commitments proposed by the government. The government yesterday published the details of the voluntary commitments, as well as a list of those retailers who have already signed. Waitrose, B&Q, Morrisons, Wickes, Co-op, Screwfix and Tesco are among...

    08/01/2018
  28. Thrill seekers shocked by closure of Pleasure Beach favourite ormskirk

    Theme park fans have taken to social media following the closure of the Wild Mouse ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The wooden ...

    Theme park fans have taken to social media following the closure of the Wild Mouse ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The wooden roller coaster opened in 1958, but has now been dismantled ready to make way for 'future developments'. Bosses at the Pleasure Beach released this statement: ...

    08/01/2018
  29. Ormskirk Historical Society lecture programme, January 2018 ormskirk

    Report: Pam Harrison 15 January: 'Lest We Forget' – the history and operations of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission ...

    Report: Pam Harrison 15 January: 'Lest We Forget' – the history and operations of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (illustrated) The talk will explore the formation of the CWGC during the First World War, the debate about uniformity of commemoration immediately afterwards, how it...

    08/01/2018
  30. New car park a boon to Bickerstaffe ormskirk

    During 2017 Four Lane Ends Mission in Bickerstaffe has had major improvements to its car park. The work was carried out in two ...

    During 2017 Four Lane Ends Mission in Bickerstaffe has had major improvements to its car park. The work was carried out in two stages; the first stage was funded by the Awards For All Big Lottery Fund (£8200) and took place in the Spring, while the second stage was carried out using grants from...

    08/01/2018
  31. Why business is finger lickin' good at Barnyard, Ormskirk ormskirk

    'Just Eat' is going down a treat with customers of one of Ormskirk's favourite restaurants! Barnyard on Burscough St. has seen ...

    'Just Eat' is going down a treat with customers of one of Ormskirk's favourite restaurants! Barnyard on Burscough St. has seen a dramatic rise in takeaway businesses as customers opt for a delicious selection of meals and drinks delivered to their door. One driver now delivers during the day...

    08/01/2018
  32. Government to clamp down on unsafe lasers ormskirk

    Government announces new measures to tackle the sale of unsafe laser pointers. The government has announced new measures to ...

    Government announces new measures to tackle the sale of unsafe laser pointers. The government has announced new measures to tackle the sale of unsafe laser pointers, including strengthening safeguards to stop high-powered lasers entering the country. In a response to a call for evidence...

    08/01/2018
  33. Independent Office for Police Conduct launches today ormskirk

    The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is the reformed police watchdog, previously known as the Independent Police ...

    The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is the reformed police watchdog, previously known as the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). New leadership under a director general will mean speedier decision-making with a new board to ensure greater accountability to the public. ...

    08/01/2018
  34. New Northern Forest gets Government backing ormskirk

    Ambitious plans to create a new ‘Northern Forest’ along the M62 corridor have been kick-started today following an announcement ...

    Ambitious plans to create a new ‘Northern Forest’ along the M62 corridor have been kick-started today following an announcement by the Prime Minister Theresa May. Following backing from the Environment Secretary Michael Gove, over the next 25 years the Woodland Trust and Community Forest Trust...

    08/01/2018
  35. Government announces plans to extend pub opening hours for Royal Wedding ormskirk

    Pubs, clubs, bars and other licensed premises could be allowed to stay open and sell alcohol on the premises later to celebrate ...

    Pubs, clubs, bars and other licensed premises could be allowed to stay open and sell alcohol on the premises later to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May under plans announced by the Home Secretary today. The government has launched a public consultation on plans...

    07/01/2018
  36. Appeal after fatal collision on M58 ormskirk

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision on the M58 motorway. The incident happened at about 4.30pm ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision on the M58 motorway. The incident happened at about 4.30pm Friday, January 5th when a pedestrian was involved in a collision with a DAF HGV near Junction 5 at Skelmersdale. The pedestrian, a local man in his 50s, sadly died at...

    07/01/2018

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