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  1. Charge to rise for disabled travel card users at morning peak ormskirk

    Charge to rise for disabled travel card users at morning peak. Lancashire County Council's cabinet has agreed to increase ...

    Charge to rise for disabled travel card users at morning peak. Lancashire County Council's cabinet has agreed to increase the charge for people with a disabled NoWcard to travel at peak times on weekday mornings from 50p to £1. The mandatory national concessionary travel scheme allows...

    10/08/2018
  2. 'Cold comfort' for drivers as LCC cuts winter gritting ormskirk

    It looks like Lancashire drivers will have to grit their teeth this winter and just hope that the weather's not that cold... ...

    It looks like Lancashire drivers will have to grit their teeth this winter and just hope that the weather's not that cold... Why? Because according to the Labour opposition, the authority's decided to lower the road surface temperature intervention level from +1.0C to +0.5C, effectively...

    10/08/2018
  3. Anita Rani Joins the Star Line-Up at Southport Flower Show ormskirk

    Popular TV presenter Anita Rani is joining the celebrity line-up at this year's Southport Flower Show. Anita, who is known for ...

    Popular TV presenter Anita Rani is joining the celebrity line-up at this year's Southport Flower Show. Anita, who is known for appearing on BBC shows Countryside and Watchdog, will meet visitors to the show on the opening day in August. The talented broadcaster was a semi-finalist on the 2015...

    10/08/2018
  4. Deadline for post,16 Child Benefit looms ormskirk

    Deadline for post-16 Child Benefit looms. Students who collect their GCSE results in two weeks and plan to stay in full ...

    Deadline for post-16 Child Benefit looms. Students who collect their GCSE results in two weeks and plan to stay in full time education or unpaid training are still eligible for child benefit – but their parents must inform HMRC of their plans so it’s not automatically stopped on August 31. ...

    09/08/2018
  5. Motorist texting moments before fatal road collision jailed ormskirk

    A motorist who was texting shortly before a fatal collision which killed two pedestrians has been jailed after being found guilty ...

    A motorist who was texting shortly before a fatal collision which killed two pedestrians has been jailed after being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.

    09/08/2018
  6. Carl Lake still missing ormskirk

    Detectives searching for 62 year-old Carl Lake who went missing in Southport on the afternoon of Tuesday 15th May - are asking ...

    Detectives searching for 62 year-old Carl Lake – who went missing in Southport on the afternoon of Tuesday 15th May - are asking for the public’s help to find him. Mr Lake, who was from the Bootle area, was last seen around 5.30pm in the vicinity of Coronation Walk but hasn’t been seen...

    09/08/2018
  7. Lost Castles in the region ormskirk

    SIX extraordinary structures made of cardboard, tape and community spirit will be created in each borough this summer in what is a ...

    SIX extraordinary structures made of cardboard, tape and community spirit will be created in each borough this summer in what is a cultural first for Liverpool City Region. Lost Castles will see hundreds of volunteers work with thousands of cardboard boxes to build monumental castle-inspired...

    09/08/2018
  8. Why Burscough will be seeing red to celebrate the end of WW1 ormskirk

    Photos: Michael Dawson The poppy is surely the most poignant and evocative memorial of the First World War. And for the past ...

    Photos: Michael Dawson The poppy is surely the most poignant and evocative memorial of the First World War. And for the past two years the Wool & Chat Group, based at St John's Church Hall in School Lane, Burscough have been making these wonderful poppy displays to commemorate the end of the...

    09/08/2018
  9. The Titanic to host a very festive Ladies Day ormskirk

    St. Josephs Hospice is inviting ladies from across west Lancashire, Sefton and Merseyside to join them for its annual Christmas ...

    St. Joseph’s Hospice is inviting ladies from across west Lancashire, Sefton and Merseyside to join them for its annual Christmas Ladies Day! This year it's taking place at The Titanic Hotel in Liverpool on Sunday 25th November from 11.30am and will be hosted by Pauline Daniels. Ladies will...

    09/08/2018
  10. Staff clean up at Ormskirk's Poundworld ormskirk

    What next? That's the question on the lips of staff who've all lost their jobs at Ormskirk's Poundworld and are now looking for ...

    What next? That's the question on the lips of staff who've all lost their jobs at Ormskirk's Poundworld and are now looking for work - and it's also the question about which company will fill the empty unit vacated after the firm went bust. Staff won't be cleaning up financially after the...

    09/08/2018
  11. National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs joins forces with Love British Food ormskirk

    The Love British Food campaign is working with young farmers to promote British food to consumers in the build-up to British Food ...

    The Love British Food campaign is working with young farmers to promote British food to consumers in the build-up to British Food Fortnight which this year runs from 22nd September to 7th October. Founder of Love British Food, Alexia Robinson said, “Collaborating with the National Federation of...

    08/08/2018
  12. Defibrillator database will save lives ormskirk

    The announcement of a national defibrillator database by the NHS, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Microsoft has been ...

    The announcement of a national defibrillator database by the NHS, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Microsoft has been welcomed by the region’s ambulance service. The partnership aims to map the life-saving devices so they can be made readily available for every out-of-hospital cardiac...

    08/08/2018
  13. Smart meters, the smart choice ormskirk

    Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters and offer a range of intelligent smart functions, much like ...

    Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters and offer a range of intelligent ‘smart’ functions, much like your smartphone and smart TV. They are being installed across Great Britain as a part of a national upgrade to our energy system. Smart meters put people in control...

    08/08/2018
  14. Lancashire Care shortlisted for the Positive Practice in Mental Health awards ormskirk

    The Annual Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards celebrate all of the hard work that is taking place in mental health service ...

    The Annual Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards celebrate all of the hard work that is taking place in mental health service across the country. This year the Positive Practice MH Collaborative have successfully shortlisted Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust for two awards. The Trust’s...

    08/08/2018
  15. Man wanted on Prison recall ormskirk

    Police are appealing for information to locate a Wirral man who is wanted on a prison recall. 46-year-old Lee Thomas from ...

    Police are appealing for information to locate a Wirral man who is wanted on a prison recall. 46-year-old Lee Thomas from Rock Ferry is a convicted burglar who received a prison sentence for burglary dwelling in 2015. Thomas was released on licence in March 2018 but a prison recall has...

    08/08/2018
  16. Memorable Booths 'fly past' on Saturday afternoon ormskirk

    Report: Lol Critchley, photo: Mike Dawson This Saturday afternoon an aircraft of the Royal Navy Historic Flight will be ...

    Report: Lol Critchley, photo: Mike Dawson This Saturday afternoon an aircraft of the Royal Navy Historic Flight will be performing a fly past over the HMS Ringtail monument outside Booths cafe on Ringtail Retail Park Burscough. The Fairey Swordfish was one of the most successful aircraft in...

    08/08/2018
  17. Repairs awaited after Edge Hill wall demolished ormskirk

    A wall which was badly damaged after being hit in a recent accident is still awaiting repair three weeks on. The wall and ...

    A wall which was badly damaged after being hit in a recent accident is still awaiting repair three weeks on. The wall and adjacent road sign were both hit by a truck - it's not known if wrangling over insurance is a reason for the delay.

    08/08/2018
  18. Grave news from St Annes ormskirk

    Long awaited graveyard repairs have been taking place at the pretty St Anne's RC Church graveyard. QLocal's Roger Blaxall ...

    Long awaited graveyard repairs have been taking place at the pretty St Anne's RC Church graveyard. QLocal's Roger Blaxall spotted this crane in place last Thursday with a number of insecure gravestones lying flat while works were carried out to secure them in place. Despite numerous calls to...

    08/08/2018
  19. 'How do they sleep at night' poser ormskirk

    Fly tippers have struck in Scarisbrick. A load of old mattresses were dumped on land owned by Diglake Farm last week with the ...

    Fly tippers have struck in Scarisbrick. A load of old mattresses were dumped on land owned by Diglake Farm last week with the long suffering council taxpayer picking up the tab. Owners are now considering ways to prevent access to the land off the busy A570.

    08/08/2018
  20. 'Mounties' leave their mark in Ormskirk ... in more ways than one ormskirk

    Mounted Police made their mark in Ormskirk yesterday as part of a week long operation in the town. They were specifically ...

    Mounted Police made their mark in Ormskirk yesterday as part of a week long operation in the town. They were specifically targeting juvenile nuisance carried out by a group of ten or so youngsters who gather in Coronation Park or on Moor Street - besides the horse muck (good for the roses) the...

    08/08/2018
  21. Harry Potter director awarded Honorary Doctorate by Edge Hill University ormskirk

    The filmmaker who directed the last four films in the Harry Potter series, as well as numerous feature and short films and ...

    The filmmaker who directed the last four films in the Harry Potter series, as well as numerous feature and short films and television programmes, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Edge Hill University. David Yates, considered to be one of Britain’s most celebrated directors, is...

    07/08/2018
  22. Amazing Macy takes the plunge for Rainbow House ormskirk

    Determined Macy Smith has raised over £450 for Rainbow House, the Mawdesley based charity supporting children and young ...

    Determined Macy Smith has raised over £450 for Rainbow House, the Mawdesley based charity supporting children and young people with physical and neurological disabilities. The nine year old completed a one mile challenge in 63 minutes - the first time she has swam so far - at Leyland Leisure...

    07/08/2018
  23. Ormskirk reach final eight of national T20 Championship ormskirk

    Report: Peter Rogan On Sunday Ormskirk travelled to Bradshaw CC to play in the area finals of the National T20 Cup returning as ...

    Report: Peter Rogan On Sunday Ormskirk travelled to Bradshaw CC to play in the area finals of the National T20 Cup returning as area champions having comfortably beaten Chorley CC and Lostock CC. In the first game against Chorley, Ormskirk’s U19 England International, George Lavelle, sparkled...

    07/08/2018
  24. Apply now to be an Ormskirk MotorFest volunteer marshal ormskirk

    Apply now to be an Ormskirk MotorFest volunteer marshal. The Ormskirk MotorFest returns on Sunday 26 August and organisers ...

    Apply now to be an Ormskirk MotorFest volunteer marshal. The Ormskirk MotorFest returns on Sunday 26 August and organisers are looking for volunteer marshals to join in the fun and help make this wonderful event go smoothly. Thousands of people are expected to enjoy the free motoring...

    07/08/2018
  25. Learn a new skill this winter ormskirk

    Over the autumn and winter, WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is hosting a series of courses aimed at getting you engaged with ...

    Over the autumn and winter, WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is hosting a series of courses aimed at getting you engaged with nature. From September onwards you can take part in courses that help increase your bird identification skills, photography skills and drawing and painting skills as well as...

    07/08/2018
  26. Seen anything like this - we 'drought' it ormskirk

    This year's hot summer is making all sorts of headlines and in Ormskirk the talking point is how local watercourses have simply ...

    This year's hot summer is making all sorts of headlines and in Ormskirk the talking point is how local watercourses have simply dried up. The Coronation Park 'lake' seems to have recovered but QLocal reporter Roger Blaxall has taken these pictures recently of dry streams and brooks in and around...

    07/08/2018
  27. Police in new appeal to find missing teen ormskirk

    Police are re-appealing for help in finding a 15-year-old girl missing from the Halewood area. Lois Elliot was last seen in ...

    Police are re-appealing for help in finding a 15-year-old girl missing from the Halewood area. Lois Elliot was last seen in Derbyshire on Tuesday (31st July) evening, at around 9pm but is reported to have been seen on Thursday, 2nd August at around 8pm in Halewood. She is described as...

    07/08/2018
  28. New technology to spearhead classroom revolution ormskirk

    Education Secretary challenges the tech industry to launch an education revolution for schools, colleges and universities. ...

    Education Secretary challenges the tech industry to launch an education revolution for schools, colleges and universities. Education Secretary Damian Hinds has challenged the tech industry to launch an education revolution for schools, colleges and universities. In some schools...

    07/08/2018
  29. New Burscough chippy gets off to a 'frying' start ormskirk

    They must be doing something right at the new Fylde fish bar in Burscough which has been enjoying excellent trade since opening ...

    They must be doing something right at the new Fylde fish bar in Burscough which has been enjoying excellent trade since opening last Friday. QLocal's Roger Blaxall took these pictures on Monday evening - both the takeaway and restaurant were busy until 8.30pm. The luxury chippy is the latest...

    06/08/2018
  30. 'Black henna' temporary tattoo warning ormskirk

    People across Lancashire are being warned about the dangers of temporary 'black henna' tattoos. Black henna is completely ...

    People across Lancashire are being warned about the dangers of temporary 'black henna' tattoos. Black henna is completely different to traditional henna, which is a natural product and is brown in colour. A chemical called paraphenylenediamine (PPD) is used to make black henna and it is...

    06/08/2018
  31. 'Another hammer blow to local justice' claims MP Rosie ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper has reiterated her frustration with Her Majestys Courts and Tribunals Service and the Government following their ...

    MP Rosie Cooper has reiterated her frustration with Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service and the Government following their decision to shut down further local courts, this time at Chorley Magistrates. She's repeatedly fought for justice to remain local, seeing off the closure of Ormskirk...

    06/08/2018
  32. School alarm sounds for over an hour with no response ormskirk

    The alarm at St. Anne's RC Primary sounded on Friday evening - with seemingly no response for over an hour. Police on duty in ...

    The alarm at St. Anne's RC Primary sounded on Friday evening - with seemingly no response for over an hour. Police on duty in Ormskirk town centre were informed about the incident although it's not known if any officers attended.

    06/08/2018
  33. Caunce's catch of the day seals memorable Ormskirk win ormskirk

    Report and photos: Peter Rogan The cricketing adage catches win matches was never better illustrated than in this game ...

    Report and photos: Peter Rogan The cricketing adage ‘catches win matches’ was never better illustrated than in this game against New Brighton. There was a total of 11 catches in the game but it was one particularly remarkable catch - made by Nicky Caunce off his own bowling - pivotal in...

    06/08/2018
  34. Minor accident at busy Fiveways junction ormskirk

    The busy Fiveways junction - dubbed by Police as one of the most dangerous in Lancashire - was partially closed yesterday teatime ...

    The busy Fiveways junction - dubbed by Police as one of the most dangerous in Lancashire - was partially closed yesterday teatime after a minor collision. A Honda Civic and Ford Mondeo were daamged in the crash which happened at about 6.25pm. Its aftermath was captured by Qlocal reporter Roger...

    06/08/2018
  35. Residents welcome to join in Ormskirk's 'Community Action Day' ormskirk

    Scott estate residents are being encouraged to get involved in community action days right on their doorstep. Next week's ...

    Scott estate residents are being encouraged to get involved in community action days right on their doorstep. Next week's Community Action Day is being organised by West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership working with the Borough Council, Police, Fire Service and other agencies. Staff...

    06/08/2018
  36. Action Fraud alert over fake British Gas emails ormskirk

    Watch out for these fake British Gas refund emails. From 'Action Fraud' via Lancashire Constabulary: "Weve had an ...

    Watch out for these fake British Gas refund emails. From 'Action Fraud' via Lancashire Constabulary: "We’ve had an increase in reports about fake British Gas emails claiming to offer refunds. The links provided in the emails lead to genuine-looking British Gas phishing websites that are...

    06/08/2018

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