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  1. Another Ormskirk hole - and again, no one seems to be looking into it ormskirk

    Prescot Road locals are mystified about a pot hole that's been covered over and simply left for the last fortnight. QLocal's ...

    Prescot Road locals are mystified about a pot hole that's been covered over and simply left for the last fortnight. QLocal's Roger Blaxall's promised to do some digging into the story - watch this space!

    18/06/2018
  2. Call to arms by OWL over another student home in Ormskirk ormskirk

    On Thursday, the council's planning committee is set to allow yet another student HMO in Peet Avenue, Ormskirk meaning another ...

    On Thursday, the council's planning committee is set to allow yet another student HMO in Peet Avenue, Ormskirk meaning another family house lost and another property paying nothing into the coffers for local services. Currently on Right Move alone, there are 58 empty student properties with 285...

    18/06/2018
  3. Scouts honours at The Civic ormskirk

    Scouting throughout west Lancashire has been celebrated at a special evening at The Civic, Ormskirk. And is was a case of 'DYB ...

    Scouting throughout west Lancashire has been celebrated at a special evening at The Civic, Ormskirk. And is was a case of 'DYB DYB DYB' for Gail Stanley, West Lancashire County President, who rose to the occasion to give the memorable closing address of the Ormskirk District AGM with Mayor Noel...

    18/06/2018
  4. Turning back the clock for the eighth Burscough Heritage Festival ormskirk

    Report and photos: Colin Wareing It’s only a few days until the exciting 2018 Burscough Heritage weekend! This Saturday ...

    Report and photos: Colin Wareing ItÂ’s only a few days until the exciting 2018 Burscough Heritage weekend! This Saturday and Sunday, the Burscough Heritage group and Burscough Wharf - with support from The Slipway pub and Burscough Parish Council - are holding the latest event. The theme...

    18/06/2018
  5. Monty Don to open Southport Flower Show ormskirk

    Britain's best-known gardening expert, Monty Don, is to open the 2018 Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest. The ...

    Britain's best-known gardening expert, Monty Don, is to open the 2018 Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest. The popular star, who was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list this summer after passing on gardening tips to British TV viewers for more than 25 years, will be...

    18/06/2018
  6. Southport business's amazing donation to Community Link Foundation ormskirk

    A Southport business has made an incredibly generous donation to support causes in the local community. Gemini Finance has ...

    A Southport business has made an incredibly generous donation to support causes in the local community. Gemini Finance has donated a whopping £20,000 to Community Link Foundation to boost the funds they have available to help people and organisations in the area. The company, based in...

    18/06/2018
  7. 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...

    18/06/2018
  8. Ambulance service trials new role to give patients the right care closer to home ormskirk

    A new role focused on providing patients with the right care closer to home is being piloted at North West Ambulance Service. ...

    A new role focused on providing patients with the right care closer to home is being piloted at North West Ambulance Service. The Urgent Care Practitioners are nurses and paramedics who respond to patients who have called 999 but do not need an emergency ambulance and could possibly receive...

    18/06/2018
  9. National Parks review launched ormskirk

    Nearly 70 years after National Parks and AONBs were first established, a new review will ensure designated landscapes are fit for ...

    Nearly 70 years after National Parks and AONBs were first established, a new review will ensure designated landscapes are fit for the future. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today committed to conserve and enhance EnglandÂ’s most cherished landscapes as a new review launches into the...

    16/06/2018
  10. Incident outside Wigan Road Co op ormskirk

    This was the scene outside the Co op on Wigan Road, Ormskirk last night as a group of youths were seen by an ambulance and police ...

    This was the scene outside the Co op on Wigan Road, Ormskirk last night as a group of youths were seen by an ambulance and police car. Police stopped to render assistance but it's not clear what the actual incident was - a manager at the store confirmed nothing had happened inside the shop;...

    16/06/2018
  11. Ormskirk drivers getting ripped off again ormskirk

    Hint, hint. Anyone wanting to save a few pounds every fill up should take a short trip down to Sainsbury's at Walton where ...

    Hint, hint. Anyone wanting to save a few pounds every fill up should take a short trip down to Sainsbury's at Walton where petrol is priced from 114.9p per litre.

    16/06/2018
  12. Dementia risk now included as part of NHS Health Check ormskirk

    Healthcare professionals in GP surgeries and the community will soon give advice on dementia risk to patients as part of the NHS ...

    Healthcare professionals in GP surgeries and the community will soon give advice on dementia risk to patients as part of the NHS Health Check. Adding the dementia element to the NHS Health Check programme will enable healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about how they can...

    16/06/2018
  13. The kindest cut of all for Aughton ormskirk

    Take that! On Monday night, Aughton parish councillors were bemoaning the state of the parish and its general untidiness. It ...

    Take that! On Monday night, Aughton parish councillors were bemoaning the state of the parish and its general untidiness. It was a different story a few days later though as borough council gardeners were hard at work cutting grass in various locations including Town Green Lane. A shame...

    16/06/2018
  14. Planned road works in the North West ormskirk

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 June but could ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 June but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as...

    16/06/2018
  15. Parish Council's diplomatic silence over controversial traveller plans ormskirk

    Aughton parish councillors have decided to keep a diplomatic silence on controversial plans to develop a new travellers site in ...

    Aughton parish councillors have decided to keep a diplomatic silence on controversial plans to develop a new travellers site in nearby Melling. Members discussed the issue for 20 minutes on at Monday night's meeting before clerk Irene Roberts was told to reply with a simple 'No Comment'. ...

    16/06/2018
  16. Great news for rail commuters as new Maghull North station opens soon ormskirk

    A new era will dawn for Ormskirk rail commuters on Monday. The first rail service is set to leave the new Maghull North station ...

    A new era will dawn for Ormskirk rail commuters on Monday. The first rail service is set to leave the new Maghull North station for Liverpool Central at 5.58am on Monday June 18, when it opens to the public. It will cater for public transport demand from a new housing development of 370 new...

    16/06/2018
  17. Authorities spin machine on 10,000 rpm at 'farcical' Burscough flooding meeting ormskirk

    Burscough Better Together? Don't you believe it! QLocal attended a flooding meeting called by United Utilities at Briars ...

    Burscough Better Together? Don't you believe it! QLocal attended a flooding meeting called by United Utilities at Briars Hall last Tuesday and is pleased to post these two conflicting views of its outcome which make fascinating reading... First, from a spokesperson for United Utilities who...

    16/06/2018
  18. Southport Flower Show is looking for enthusiastic volunteers ormskirk

    Southport Flower Show is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join its team and make this year’s event bigger and better than ...

    Southport Flower Show is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join its team and make this yearÂ’s event bigger and better than ever before. The 2018 show will be held from 16th-19th August and volunteers are required to join the Customer Services Team. Roles on offer including staffing...

    15/06/2018
  19. Time for new approach to tackle failing laws on Gypsy and Traveller camps, says CLA ormskirk

    Rural landowners have called for a new offence of criminal trespass for those who enter and occupy private land for residential ...

    Rural landowners have called for a new offence of criminal trespass for those who enter and occupy private land for residential purposes without consent. The CLA which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses has told a government review tackling illegal Gypsy and Traveller sites...

    15/06/2018
  20. Aughton man sent to the cooler for his part in cigarette smuggling scam ormskirk

    It's not all white now for an Aughton criminal who's been sentenced for his part in a brazen and elaborate cigarette smuggling ...

    It's not all white now for an Aughton criminal who's been sentenced for his part in a brazen and elaborate cigarette smuggling scam. Raymond Hughes, 58, of Elmsfield Park off upmarket Brookfield Lane, Aughton, one of the key figures on the English side of the channel was previously jailed for...

    15/06/2018
  21. Government acts to make 'upskirting' a specific offence ormskirk

    ‘Upskirting’ is set to become a specific criminal offence, with perpetrators facing up to two years behind bars, under a new law ...

    ‘Upskirting’ is set to become a specific criminal offence, with perpetrators facing up to two years behind bars, under a new law backed by Government. Government moves to make ‘upskirting’ a specific criminal offence Worst perpetrators set to face two years in prison Ministers demand the most...

    15/06/2018
  22. Children consume more than a year’s worth of sugar in 6 months ormskirk

    Children in England are on track to consume around 4,800 cubes of sugar by the end of the year, more than double the maximum ...

    Children in England are on track to consume around 4,800 cubes of sugar by the end of the year, more than double the maximum recommendation. Children in England have already consumed more than a yearÂ’s worth of sugar, according to figures from Public Health England (PHE). Children aged 4...

    15/06/2018
  23. Ormskirk's first microbar planned ormskirk

    A new microbar could be opening soon in the town centre. It's being planned for the former Boiler Room on Burscough St which ...

    A new microbar could be opening soon in the town centre. It's being planned for the former Boiler Room on Burscough St which was also the HQ of the Ormskirk Foodbank; it's thought the booming student economy is one reason for the ambitious plans.

    15/06/2018
  24. Nationwide supports Alzheimer and Dementia awareness day ormskirk

    Report: Janet Eccleston Nationwide BS, Ormskirk held an Alzheimer and Dementia Awareness Day last week. Big hearted staff ...

    Report: Janet Eccleston Nationwide BS, Ormskirk held an Alzheimer and Dementia Awareness Day last week. Big hearted staff spent the morning running a raffle, coffee morning with cakes and discussing Alzheimers and Dementia with our members. It was good to listen to our members stories...

    15/06/2018
  25. How St Bede's will remember WW1 ormskirk

    We are grateful for this email received at the busy QLocal newsdesk this week from St Bede's RC High, Ormskirk: 'As part of St ...

    We are grateful for this email received at the busy QLocal newsdesk this week from St Bede's RC High, Ormskirk: 'As part of St Bede's school community commemoration of the centenary of the end of World War 1 in 1918, we are gathering names of men and women in the local area who died due to the...

    15/06/2018
  26. Services will suffer with Lancashire councils 'merry go round' - claim ormskirk

    The latest County Council financial report presented to the Cabinet Committee yesterday showed a revenue budget deficit of ...

    The latest County Council financial report presented to the Cabinet Committee yesterday showed a revenue budget deficit of £58.890 million, which had to be drawn out of the reserves. If this were to continue it would result in a forecast funding gap of £144m by 2021/22, at which point the LCC...

    15/06/2018
  27. West Lancs Council Plan sets key priorities until 2021 ormskirk

    West Lancashire Borough Council has a new Council Plan for 2018/19-2020/21 setting out its vision, priorities and key projects for ...

    West Lancashire Borough Council has a new Council Plan for 2018/19-2020/21 setting out its vision, priorities and key projects for the next three years. The Council is ambitious for the whole of West Lancashire – our Economy, Environment and for Health and Wellbeing. In 2015 the...

    15/06/2018
  28. Brexit Health Alliance warns about the spread of 'super-gonorrhoea' ormskirk

    Preventing the spread of antibiotic-resistant ‘super-gonorrhoea’ and other infectious diseases in the UK could be compromised if ...

    Preventing the spread of antibiotic-resistant ‘super-gonorrhoea’ and other infectious diseases in the UK could be compromised if we leave the EU’s early warning system after Brexit without an effective replacement. The Brexit Health Alliance – which brings together the NHS, medical research,...

    14/06/2018
  29. Lancashire Open Exhibition 2018 - call for submissions ormskirk

    If you like to draw and paint, take photographs, make prints or sculptures, this is your opportunity to exhibit your work in a ...

    If you like to draw and paint, take photographs, make prints or sculptures, this is your opportunity to exhibit your work in a professional art gallery by taking part in the popular Lancashire Open Exhibition 2018. Amateur and professional artists alike have chance to exhibit at Chapel Gallery...

    14/06/2018
  30. Why MP Rosie's feeling blue about Borough Council recycling ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper has waded into the PR debacle over new recycling 'rules' and called on the Borough Council to put an end to the ...

    MP Rosie Cooper has waded into the PR debacle over new recycling 'rules' and called on the Borough Council to put an end to the blue bin anomaly that's led to hundreds of residents contacting her. The council recently changed its bins policy with the blue box being phased out and residents being...

    14/06/2018
  31. More than Ł3m lost to ticket fraud in one year prompts a warning from Action Fraud ormskirk

    Between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018, Action Fraud received 6,486 reports of ticket fraud. In the same period, the total ...

    Between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018, Action Fraud received 6,486 reports of ticket fraud. In the same period, the total reported losses to victims were £3,344,835; an average of £568 per victim. With lots of music concerts and sporting events taking place in summer, it is an opportunity...

    14/06/2018
  32. Council statement on Coronation Park arson attacks ormskirk

    QLocal ran an exclusive ten days ago on arson attacks by local yobboes at Coronation Park: http://www.qlocal.co.uk/ormski ...

    QLocal ran an exclusive ten days ago on arson attacks by local yobboes at Coronation Park: http://www.qlocal.co.uk/ormski rk/news_list/Mindless_vandals_ strike_at_Coronation_Park-5503 1272.htm Here is the Borough Council's response: "Vandalism is a crime. "West Lancashire Borough Council has...

    14/06/2018
  33. MP angered by Arriva changes to important Ormskirk bus route ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper has hit out at Arriva following their decision to reroute the 375 bus service away from Grimshaw Lane, Ormskirk. ...

    MP Rosie Cooper has hit out at Arriva following their decision to reroute the 375 bus service away from Grimshaw Lane, Ormskirk. Concerned residents have contacted her, worried over the changes with the current route serving the Grimshaw Lane area well, including passengers from Whittle Drive...

    14/06/2018
  34. All that jazz at The Royal Clifton ormskirk

    Report: Peter Westbrook Jazz lovers in west Lancashire are in for a rare treat on Thursday 21st June when Southport Jazz ...

    Report: Peter Westbrook Jazz lovers in west Lancashire are in for a rare treat on Thursday 21st June when Southport Jazz presents major UK artist Andy Panayi in concert at The Royal Clifton Hotel. Saxophonist, flautist, composer, arranger, bandleader, educator, Andy's graced the UK jazz and...

    14/06/2018
  35. Shocking state of Southport Crematorium entrance ormskirk

    Mourners attending funerals at Southport Crematorium must be disgusted the state of the flower beds at the entrance. Weeds have ...

    Mourners attending funerals at Southport Crematorium must be disgusted the state of the flower beds at the entrance. Weeds have taken over and there appears to be little or no maintenance at all. It seems that the Council cuts have now reached the final resting place of many of us.

    13/06/2018
  36. 'Music on a summer's evening' success ormskirk

    A fundraiser at an Aughton church went with a swing - literally - on Friday night! The brilliant Jacqui's Rhythm Katz raised ...

    A fundraiser at an Aughton church went with a swing - literally - on Friday night! The brilliant Jacqui's Rhythm Katz raised the roof at St Michael's with an event to raise money for church improvements raising over £1,000. Over 200 people enjoyed traditional summer refreshments with the...

    13/06/2018

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