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  1. More questions than answers over student's tragic death at Ormskirk railway station ormskirk

    Did a young Edge Hill student die after trying to retrieve his mobile phone after dropping it onto the railway line at Ormskirk ...

    Did a young Edge Hill student die after trying to retrieve his mobile phone after dropping it onto the railway line at Ormskirk station? Almost a week after the 19-year-old lost his fight for life in Aintree Hospital, there seems to be more questions than answers about his tragic death,...

    14/11/2017
  2. Black Friday advice for Businesses and Security staff ormskirk

    Black Friday (24th November) has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year, when retailers reduce prices across their ...

    Black Friday (24th November) has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year, when retailers reduce prices across their stock to kick-start the Christmas gift-buying season. The National Business Crime Centre are advising retail stores to review their security and ensure they have...

    14/11/2017
  3. No one should have no one, says Age Concern, Ormskirk ormskirk

    Age UK Lancashire is on a mission to end loneliness for older people in the county and is calling on the public to help. The ...

    Age UK Lancashire is on a mission to end loneliness for older people in the county and is calling on the public to help. The charity is launching a ‘No one should have no one’ campaign to raise awareness of the negative effect loneliness can have on a person. In Lancashire it estimated...

    14/11/2017
  4. Two men went to mow and one man went to blow as LCC finally tidy roundabout ormskirk

    Pictured hard at work this lunchtime are Dan, Leon and Steve from LCC who were putting the finishing touches to a long awaited ...

    Pictured hard at work this lunchtime are Dan, Leon and Steve from LCC who were putting the finishing touches to a long awaited tidy up of the eyesore that is - or was until today - the Fire Station roundabout. Our thanks to QLocal regular Colin Draper of Aughton for his timely tip off which saw...

    13/11/2017
  5. War Memorial abuse in Ormskirk ormskirk

    At 9.45 am yesterday morning, poppy wreaths were solemnly laid in memory of the fallen in a moving service at St Annes RC ...

    At 9.45 am yesterday morning, poppy wreaths were solemnly laid in memory of the fallen in a moving service at St Anne’s RC church. Precisely 45 minutes later three giggling children were seen wearing the wreaths on their heads encouraged by a parent (or grandparent?) as they put them on no doubt...

    13/11/2017
  6. Fighting like cats and dogs in Ormskirk town centre ormskirk

    A PCSO was called to sort out a row between some animal charity workers and a busker on Thursday. Words were exchanged between ...

    A PCSO was called to sort out a row between some animal charity workers and a busker on Thursday. Words were exchanged between the busker - who is believed to be a resident in the Ormskirk hospital Scarisbrick unit - and two members of the PDSA team after the would be troubadour told the...

    13/11/2017
  7. Some people never learn at Edge Hill University ormskirk

    Pictured today on the pavement outside EHU are yet more parked cars which make it impossible for some pedestrians to walk safely ...

    Pictured today on the pavement outside EHU are yet more parked cars which make it impossible for some pedestrians to walk safely into Ormskirk. It all begs the question - why do some people never learn at the University? Earloer this month, Police booked another 30-odd cars on St Helen’s...

    13/11/2017
  8. Pre-Christmas bread drought threatened in the North West and Midlands, warns Unite ormskirk

    Pre-Christmas bread drought threatened in the North West and Midlands, warns Unite. Supermarket customers in the North ...

    Pre-Christmas ‘bread drought’ threatened in the North West and Midlands, warns Unite. Supermarket customers in the North West and Midlands could face a pre-Christmas ‘bread drought’, if drivers at the Kingsmill bakery in West Bromwich, who deliver 1.5 million loaves each week, go on strike...

    13/11/2017
  9. Lancashire drug dealers convicted ormskirk

    Operation Pitscale was an investigation into a serious and organised crime group from Lancashire who were supplying drugs within ...

    Operation Pitscale was an investigation into a serious and organised crime group from Lancashire who were supplying drugs within the north of England and to South Wales, Scotland and South Yorkshire. The main subjects were Paul Berry and Stephen Reeves; TITAN began to investigate Berry and...

    13/11/2017
  10. L-Js story, BTP celebrates Trans-awareness week ormskirk

    Tomorrow marks the start of Transgender Awareness Week a seven-day 'celebration' to raise the visibility of transgender and ...

    Tomorrow marks the start of Transgender Awareness Week – a seven-day 'celebration' to raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people across the world.

    13/11/2017
  11. Drained - and no wonder - as questions carry on regarding missing flood report ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper joined calls from ARRCCHS Ormskirk Residents Flood Action Group and Knowsley Ward Borough Councillors for the ...

    MP Rosie Cooper joined calls from ARRCCHS Ormskirk Residents Flood Action Group and Knowsley Ward Borough Councillors for the publication of the infamous Jacobs Hurlston Brook Flood Risk Study. At an informative and at times heated meeting last Friday which the MP organised to address some of...

    13/11/2017
  12. Make a dash for St Joseph's ormskirk

    St. Joseph's Hospice is pulling a team together for this years BTR Liverpool Santa Dash - and is looking for supporters from ...

    St. Joseph's Hospice is pulling a team together for this year’s BTR Liverpool Santa Dash - and is looking for supporters from across West Lancashire to sign up. The 14th annual BTR Liverpool Santa Dash takes place on Sunday 3rd December and you can support the hospice by signing up and setting...

    13/11/2017
  13. Burscough remembers at special Armistice service ormskirk

    Report and photos from Michael Dawson Schools from St Mary's (Scarisbrick), St Johns RC and Lordsgate Township from Burscough ...

    Report and photos from Michael Dawson Schools from St Mary's (Scarisbrick), St John’s RC and Lordsgate Township from Burscough along with youngsters from the Sea Cadets were among those honouring the fallen at a special Armistice service at the Booths on Saturday. They were joined by...

    13/11/2017
  14. Communities to decide how to spend shale cash windfall ormskirk

    Communities near sites, approved for the safe and clean extraction of shale gas, will benefit from a share of the proceeds through ...

    Communities near sites, approved for the safe and clean extraction of shale gas, will benefit from a share of the proceeds through a new ‘Shale Wealth Fund’. Local communities across the country will choose how they spend up to £1 billion of additional funding on local projects, under proposals...

    13/11/2017
  15. New MOT reminder service launches in beta ormskirk

    A test version of a new government service has launched to remind drivers by text message and email when their MOT is due. ...

    A test version of a new government service has launched to remind drivers by text message and email when their MOT is due. The GOV.UK service, developed by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), makes it easy to get a reminder every year when your vehicle’s MOT is due. When you...

    13/11/2017
  16. Bickerstaffe remembers - twice over ormskirk

    Report and photos from Edward McCarthy Young and old from Bickerstaffe remembered the momentous events of WW1 at two special ...

    Report and photos from Edward McCarthy Young and old from Bickerstaffe remembered the momentous events of WW1 at two special services at the Parish Church. On Friday, youngsters from the village CE School met there for a special service with Rector, Rev. Captain Andrew Housley and yesterday...

    13/11/2017
  17. Ormskirk and District Snooker results ormskirk

    Southport Conservative Club continue to lead the way in Division One of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League. This ...

    Southport Conservative Club continue to lead the way in Division One of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League. This particular week saw them sit out their free week but they still hold a three point advantage. Maghull RBL A continue in second position, those three points off the...

    13/11/2017
  18. Down, Rover ormskirk

    An abandoned car left on a busy Ormskirk shops car park looks like its end is near... QLocals Roger Blaxall spotted this ...

    An abandoned car left on a busy Ormskirk shops’ car park looks like its end is near... QLocal’s Roger Blaxall spotted this sticker on the Rover 45’s windscreen on Thursday. A team from the borough council will be removing it from its final resting place on County Road near its junction with...

    11/11/2017
  19. United Utilities response to Aughton flood meeting report claims ormskirk

    QLocal's happy to post this UU response to counter claims from Burscough's Gavin Rattray of the Burscough Flooding Group in his ...

    QLocal's happy to post this UU response to counter claims from Burscough's Gavin Rattray of the Burscough Flooding Group in his report of a meeting organised by MP Rosie Cooper in Aughton last Friday. In it, he made claims of 'under reporting' of flooding, and a United Utilities spokesman said...

    11/11/2017
  20. The kindest cuts of all for charity at Ormskirk hair salon ormskirk

    Photos by Jenny Maney It was definitely a very good hair day at an Ormskirk salon which raised a wonderful £1200 for ...

    Photos by Jenny Maney It was definitely a very good hair day at an Ormskirk salon which raised a wonderful £1200 for Breast Cancer Care last Saturday! Jenny Maney and staff at Unity Hair Studio on Moorgate organised a novel 'Lose the locks' event with all the lopped locks being sent to the...

    11/11/2017
  21. The Moy the merrier at Burscough's new Subway ormskirk

    The toast was the success of a new Subway which opened yesterday at the thriving Ringtail Retail Park in Burscough. And owner ...

    The toast was the success of a new Subway which opened yesterday at the thriving Ringtail Retail Park in Burscough. And owner Nicholas Moy's hoping its debut is a canny move as he prepares to get busier and busier with the approach of the Christmas shopping season! There are 12 staff at the...

    10/11/2017
  22. University tribute following student's tragic death ormskirk

    This from EHU following the tragic death of a second year student electrocuted last Wednesday morning, 1 November, near Ormskirk ...

    This from EHU following the tragic death of a second year student electrocuted last Wednesday morning, 1 November, near Ormskirk railway station. Fay Sherrington, Director of Student Services, told QLocal this morning: “We can confirm that a student has sadly passed away in hospital following an...

    10/11/2017
  23. Lancashire among most efficient as police expected to do more with less ormskirk

    As demand for the police service rises and Government funding falls Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed the ...

    As demand for the police service rises and Government funding falls Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed the 'good' grading from national policing inspectors. The report recognises Lancashire Constabulary as one of the more efficient forces in the country in the way it keeps...

    10/11/2017
  24. Cabinet agrees new way of charging for non-residential care ormskirk

    Cabinet agrees new way of charging for non-residential care A review of charging for non-residential care services was approved ...

    Cabinet agrees new way of charging for non-residential care A review of charging for non-residential care services was approved by Lancashire County Council's cabinet. An eight-week consultation giving people the opportunity to share their views about the proposed changes will be...

    10/11/2017
  25. Tragic death of Edge Hill student - update ormskirk

    This is the scene of a tragic accident involving an Edge Hill student whose death was reported yesterday by British Transport ...

    This is the scene of a tragic accident involving an Edge Hill student whose death was reported yesterday by British Transport Police. The 19-year-old - whose name has not yet been released by the authorities - was believed to be one of four friends returning home early Wednesday morning, 1...

    10/11/2017
  26. Christmas is officially underway in Liverpool ormskirk

    Christmas is officially underway in Liverpool The illumination of Liverpool ONEs iconic Christmas tree marks the start of a ...

    Christmas is officially underway in Liverpool The illumination of Liverpool ONE’s iconic Christmas tree marks the start of a fantastic festive season in the city The festive season has officially started in Liverpool following the city’s magical Christmas light switch-on. The illumination...

    10/11/2017
  27. Students gain new skills and boost their employability through new challenges ormskirk

    Edge Hill students gained new skills and improved their employability through challenges set by top businesses during dedicated ...

    Edge Hill students gained new skills and improved their employability through challenges set by top businesses during dedicated Hack Week. Members of its computer science department took part in extracurricular activities, working in teams to put their skills to the test - and receive feedback...

    10/11/2017
  28. Call for nominations Lancashire's PROUD awards ormskirk

    Inspiring children and young people from Lancashire can now be nominated to receive a recognition award. PROUD will recognise ...

    Inspiring children and young people from Lancashire can now be nominated to receive a recognition award. PROUD will recognise the successes and contributions made by children and young people who are currently being looked after, or have previously been looked after. Achievements in their...

    10/11/2017
  29. Local NHS encourages residents to have their say on gynaecological and hip procedure ormskirk

    NHS WEST Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working in partnership with the other seven CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria to ...

    NHS WEST Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working in partnership with the other seven CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria to review clinical policies across the region. The eight CCGs across Lancashire and South Cumbria have all agreed that there is a need to review their clinical...

    10/11/2017
  30. Dont slip up, put your best foot forward ormskirk

    Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) shows slipping and tripping to be the single most common cause of major ...

    Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) shows slipping and tripping to be the single most common cause of major injury in UK workplaces. With this in mind, clinical staff in Lancashire are trialling some new footwear to keep them safe at work. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation...

    10/11/2017
  31. Man dies following incident at Ormskirk station ormskirk

    A 19-year-old man has sadly died in hospital following an incident near Ormskirk station. Officers from British Transport ...

    A 19-year-old man has sadly died in hospital following an incident near Ormskirk station. Officers from British Transport Police were called to the station at around 3am on Wednesday, November 1. They attended alongside paramedics from North West Ambulance Service. The man was taken to...

    09/11/2017
  32. Chorley man jailed for brutal pensioner robbery ormskirk

    A MAN has been jailed for more than six years after a brutal robbery of a pensioner in Chorley. Andrew Hodgkinson, 36, of ...

    A MAN has been jailed for more than six years after a brutal robbery of a pensioner in Chorley. Andrew Hodgkinson, 36, of Ullswater Road, Chorley, pleaded guilty to robbery at a hearing at Preston Crown Court last month (Friday, October 13th). He was today (Thursday, November 9th) jailed for...

    09/11/2017
  33. Concerns over under reporting of Burscough flooding issues ormskirk

    A local activist has 'gone to the top' in his efforts to alert the authorities over what he claims are under reporting of flooding ...

    A local activist has 'gone to the top' in his efforts to alert the authorities over what he claims are under reporting of flooding issues in the Burscough area. Gavin Rattray of the Burscough Flooding Group was one of around 60 folk attending a special meeting called by MP Rosie Cooper at...

    09/11/2017
  34. Sound Station finalists revealed ahead of landmark fifth year ormskirk

    Ten aspiring artists are hoping to hit all the right notes as they battle to be crowned the winner of one of the citys most ...

    Ten aspiring artists are hoping to hit all the right notes as they battle to be crowned the winner of one of the city’s most prestigious music competitions. Celebrating its landmark fifth year, Merseyrail’s Sound Station Festival embraces local grassroots talent and takes place at an...

    09/11/2017
  35. Bentley's hits the end of the road ormskirk

    A gourmet burger bar and cafe which only opened 18 months ago has closed in Ormskirk. Its not known if competition from ...

    A gourmet burger bar and cafe which only opened 18 months ago has closed in Ormskirk. It’s not known if competition from numerous other cafes has shut Bentley's on Burscough St. but 'closed' signs have been up for a few weeks in the window. Documents seen by QLocal Ormskirk show that the...

    09/11/2017
  36. A Pearl of a tour for popular African Children's Choir ormskirk

    Report and photos from Dave Tonge The brilliant Pearl of Africa Choir's had another very successful trip to west Lancashire. ...

    Report and photos from Dave Tonge The brilliant Pearl of Africa Choir's had another very successful trip to west Lancashire. And appreciative audiences were always in harmony during their latest tour that's raised thousands of pounds for their amazing work! (http://www.pearlofafrica.org. uk/)...

    08/11/2017

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