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  1. Mark O'Meara gets The Open underway - Video ormskirk

    The 1998 Open winner Mark O'Meara hit the first shot of the 2017 Open this morning. In damp and rainy conditions 156 players will ...

    The 1998 Open winner Mark O'Meara hit the first shot of the 2017 Open this morning. In damp and rainy conditions 156 players will tackle the famous Royal Birkdale links. It is expected to brighten up during the morning. Over 200,000 people are expected to attend over the four days of the...

    20/07/2017
  2. Summer of fun for Ormskirk ormskirk

    Music, art, delicious gingerbread and fabulous cars are all on the menu at a series of great summer events in Ormskirk for 2017. ...

    Music, art, delicious gingerbread and fabulous cars are all on the menu at a series of great summer events in Ormskirk for 2017. The recent Love Your Local Market celebrations in Ormskirk were a great success and helped kick off what will be an amazing summer in the town. Councillor Ian...

    20/07/2017
  3. Follow your dreams, graduates urged ormskirk

    Olympic swimmer Francesca Halsall gave Edge Hill Sport graduands some top tips from her career in elite sport at their graduation ...

    Olympic swimmer Francesca Halsall gave Edge Hill Sport graduands some top tips from her career in elite sport at their graduation ceremony this morning. Francesca, who herself was made an Honorary Doctor of Science at the ceremony, said that it’s never too early to start working towards a goal....

    20/07/2017
  4. Radio Lancs with Johns Motorcycle News at the Commercial Vehicle Museum Friday 21st ormskirk

    Friday 21st July is the 3rd BBC Radio Lancashire's "Gilly's Classic Motorcycle Afternoon " organised by John's Motorcycle News ...

    Friday 21st July is the 3rd BBC Radio Lancashire's "Gilly's Classic Motorcycle Afternoon " organised by John's Motorcycle News At the Commercial Vehicle Museum Leyland from 12 till 4 pm so please come along on a bike new or old or in the car and join Gilly for a chat. Lots of...

    20/07/2017
  5. Discover Ormskirk at the touch of a button ormskirk

    A great new website's been launched to help local people and visitors find out more about Ormskirk and the surrounding West ...

    A great new website's been launched to help local people and visitors find out more about Ormskirk and the surrounding West Lancashire area. www.discoverormskirk.com has a whole host of interesting and valuable information about our vibrant corner of the world; people can find everything they...

    20/07/2017
  6. Girlguiding Gig tops celebrations ormskirk

    Report and photos from Wendy Graham Girlguiding members from across Sefton and Merseyside gathered at their Scarisbrick ...

    Report and photos from Wendy Graham Girlguiding members from across Sefton and Merseyside gathered at their Scarisbrick campsite to celebrate owning the facility for 50 years. They enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon of entertainment, challenges and games trying their skills at a coconut shy,...

    20/07/2017
  7. Merseyflow tolling you can register now ormskirk

    From today you can register for the merseyflow tolling system that will operate on the new Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee ...

    From today you can register for the merseyflow tolling system that will operate on the new Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee bridges. There are a number of ways to register, with the website – www.merseyflow.co.uk Here’s how to register: There are a range of sign up methods available, but...

    19/07/2017
  8. Police break into house to discover dead body ormskirk

    Police had to break into a house after reports that a man had died in his own home. They discovered the body of Tony Armstrong ...

    Police had to break into a house after reports that a man had died in his own home. They discovered the body of Tony Armstrong who lived in the Thompson Avenue area; the Coroner has been informed and there are believed to be no suspicious circumstances.

    19/07/2017
  9. Appeal after prisoner absconds from Kirkham Prison ormskirk

    Police are appealing for information to find a prisoner who has absconded from HMP Kirkham. David McConnell, 34, from Liverpool ...

    Police are appealing for information to find a prisoner who has absconded from HMP Kirkham. David McConnell, 34, from Liverpool is serving a sentence of nine years and six months after he was convicted of drugs and burglary offences at Liverpool Crown Court in October 2014. He absconded from...

    19/07/2017
  10. Land Rover Discovery thefts ormskirk

    Police are investigating two thefts of Land Rover Discovery's in the Rufford area. A silver Discovery CK04 KFX was stolen days ...

    Police are investigating two thefts of Land Rover Discovery's in the Rufford area. A silver Discovery CK04 KFX was stolen days after a similar vehicle was taken on Wednesday, 13th July.

    19/07/2017
  11. West Lancashire Police deal with 142 incidents in 24hrs ormskirk

    West Lancashire officers have dealt with 142 incidents during the last 24 hours. They included 15 violent offences, five ...

    West Lancashire officers have dealt with 142 incidents during the last 24 hours. They included 15 violent offences, five thefts, three criminal damage incidents - which relate to a car window smashed on Lambourne, Skem. - fencing damaged on Square Lane, Burscough and stones thrown at a passing...

    19/07/2017
  12. Survey of businesses in Ormskirk ormskirk

    With high streets facing continuing challenges, West Lancashire Borough Council is seeking the views of Ormskirk businesses to ...

    With high streets facing continuing challenges, West Lancashire Borough Council is seeking the views of Ormskirk businesses to find out what challenges and opportunities they are having to deal with. Ormskirk town centre is faring better than some of its counterparts and the Council believes...

    19/07/2017
  13. Shelley come home ormskirk

    A young Horsfield tortoise was found on Monday evening in Age UK Lancashires car park in Ormskirk. Staff have been looking ...

    A young Horsfield tortoise was found on Monday evening in Age UK Lancashire’s car park in Ormskirk. Staff have been looking after ‘Shelley’ and have contacted local vets and the RSPCA to see if anyone has reported her missing; so far no one has come forward to claim her. For more...

    19/07/2017
  14. Lancashire's new Champion for Older People ormskirk

    Lancashire's new Champion for Older People County Councillor Joan Burrows, Lancashire's new Champion for Older People, wants to ...

    Lancashire's new Champion for Older People County Councillor Joan Burrows, Lancashire's new Champion for Older People, wants to ensure older people in Lancashire have all the support they need to continue to lead active lives. Her role is to advise the leader and cabinet members on how the...

    19/07/2017
  15. Rip off card-charges to be outlawed ormskirk

    Rip-off card charges will be consigned to history, after Ministers act to end these unfair fees for millions of people across the ...

    Rip-off card charges will be consigned to history, after Ministers act to end these unfair fees for millions of people across the country. The government is unveiling new rules that will mean card-charging in Britain - where people can be charged 20% extra for purchases like a flight just for...

    19/07/2017
  16. Hard won victory against Southport and Birkdale sees Ormskirk still sitting pretty ormskirk

    Report and photos by Peter Rogan Ormskirk went into the game as League leaders whilst Southport & Birkdale had the dubious ...

    Report and photos by Peter Rogan Ormskirk went into the game as League leaders whilst Southport & Birkdale had the dubious pleasure of propping up the table. On paper it looked a certain win for Ormskirk but the predicted result was in doubt right up to the final overs... Having won the...

    18/07/2017
  17. Aughton lady says a fond farewell to colleagues ormskirk

    An Aughton lady has said a fond farewell to colleagues after retiring from the Preston based charity Methodist Action (North West) ...

    An Aughton lady has said a fond farewell to colleagues after retiring from the Preston based charity Methodist Action (North West) Ltd. Ruth Morris - pictured centre, right - was its administrator and spent 10 years working there; her career began as a languages teacher in Warrington and she...

    18/07/2017
  18. New road safety strategy for the Liverpool City Region given the green light ormskirk

    The Liverpool City Regions Road Safety Strategy 2017-2020 was approved at todays Liverpool City Region Combined Authority ...

    The Liverpool City Region’s Road Safety Strategy 2017-2020 was approved at today’s Liverpool City Region Combined Authority meeting. This three year strategy aims to reduce the number of those killed and seriously injured on Merseyside’s roads. The plan outlines the methods and measures...

    18/07/2017
  19. Traffic officer drives home message on how to avoid breakdowns ormskirk

    Whether its a breakdown, collision or any other emergency on the roads, Highways England traffic officer Siobhan Wares is used ...

    Whether it’s a breakdown, collision or any other emergency on the roads, Highways England traffic officer Siobhan Wares is used to helping drivers during a crisis. Now the 47-year-old mother-of-three is using her skills to help motorists heading off on holiday this summer get their vehicles...

    18/07/2017
  20. Poignant WW1 book published ormskirk

    The grandson of a World War One hero from Ormskirk has published his diaries describing his harrowing experiences serving with the ...

    The grandson of a World War One hero from Ormskirk has published his diaries describing his harrowing experiences serving with the Liverpool Pals. Eric Rigby-Jones, who attended Ormskirk Grammar School, was just 16 when the war broke out. The privately-educated son of the owner of Ormskirk's...

    18/07/2017
  21. New call for retained fire fighters ormskirk

    Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is holding a number of recruitment events for retained firefighters, working on an on-call ...

    Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is holding a number of recruitment events for retained firefighters, working on an on-call basis. The LFRS information events are being held at Tarleton, Ormskirk and Skelmersdale and fire stations from 7-9pm tomorrow, July 26, August 2 and August 9. ...

    18/07/2017
  22. Golf day success ormskirk

    A brilliant day of golf raised £1500 recently at a Bickerstaffe club. Some 51 people played at Mossock Hall to raise ...

    A brilliant day of golf raised £1500 recently at a Bickerstaffe club. Some 51 people played at Mossock Hall to raise funds for the 'We Love Manchester' emergency fund appeal, which helps people injured or hurt by the terror attack. The event - organised by Bryan Morley and Martin Flynn - saw...

    18/07/2017
  23. Home Secretary takes further action to tackle knife crime ormskirk

    The Home Secretary has today (18 July) announced plans to consult on new offences to toughen up knife crime laws. The ...

    The Home Secretary has today (18 July) announced plans to consult on new offences to toughen up knife crime laws. The proposed new action would restrict the online sale of knives and ban possession of dangerous or offensive weapons on private property. Amber Rudd announced her intention...

    18/07/2017
  24. Increasing fears over children in NW being left home alone during summer holidays ormskirk

    The NSPCC has referred an increasing number of cases to the police and childrens services in North West after receiving calls ...

    The NSPCC has referred an increasing number of cases to the police and children’s services in North West after receiving calls and emails from members of the public worried about children left home alone. As the long school summer break approaches, the leading children’s charity has revealed...

    18/07/2017
  25. Adrian 'wrings' grass cutting and road sweeping commitments out of councils ormskirk

    Adrian Owens from Our West Lancashire has been promised the 'kindest cut of all' in a fight to make west Lancashire tidy before ...

    Adrian Owens from Our West Lancashire has been promised the 'kindest cut of all' in a fight to make west Lancashire tidy before The Open. After being contacted by a resident concerned by its appearance scarcely a week before many overseas and national visitors will visit or pass through in...

    18/07/2017
  26. Timesavers goes strength to strength ormskirk

    Timesavers have been awarded £400 towards their running costs from the Duchy of Lancaster and also additional funding from ...

    Timesavers have been awarded £400 towards their running costs from the Duchy of Lancaster and also additional funding from the Community Link Foundation based in Southport. The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund is a Registered Charity set up with the consent of Her Majesty The Queen to benefit...

    17/07/2017
  27. Fleets of military vehicles take centre stage at exciting event ormskirk

    Have a great day out and see a wonderful selection of military vehicles and memorabilia at Blaguegate Playing Fields on Saturday ...

    Have a great day out and see a wonderful selection of military vehicles and memorabilia at Blaguegate Playing Fields on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July. The Skelmersdale Veterans Association, supported by West Lancashire Borough Council, has organised the military-themed event to raise money for...

    17/07/2017
  28. Tommy sets sights on emulating Faldo ormskirk

    There's something in the air at Royal Birkdale, a sense that the waiting could be over and a stirring of latent local expectation. ...

    There's something in the air at Royal Birkdale, a sense that the waiting could be over and a stirring of latent local expectation. Whisper it quietly but the English are coming. It's a quarter of a century since Sir Nick Faldo became the last Englishman to lift the Claret Jug, with a dramatic...

    17/07/2017
  29. John Craven and Charlie Dimmock to open 2017 Southport Flower Show ormskirk

    TV legends John Craven and Charlie Dimmock are to open the 2017 Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest. The popular ...

    TV legends John Craven and Charlie Dimmock are to open the 2017 Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest. The popular broadcasters will formally declare the start the four-day seaside event on Thursday 17th August. They join a line-up of celebrities at Southport which includes some of...

    17/07/2017
  30. Minor RTA, Ormskirk ormskirk

    Two cars were ever so slightly damaged in a minor collision in Ormskirk this morning. An Audi was removed to a Ruff Lane ...

    Two cars were ever so slightly damaged in a minor collision in Ormskirk this morning. An Audi was removed to a Ruff Lane driveway after it was in collision with a Peugeot 207 - the lady driver of the Audi was shaken but unhurt. Police spent 30 minutes at the scene clearing accident damage and...

    17/07/2017
  31. Rosie gets stuck in at Ormskirk Rugby Club ormskirk

    Rosie Cooper MP joined club members at Ormskirk Rugby Club for their NatWest RugbyForce weekend. The clubs Chairman Brian ...

    Rosie Cooper MP joined club members at Ormskirk Rugby Club for their NatWest RugbyForce weekend. The club’s Chairman Brian ‘Biscuit’ Stevenson invited MP Rosie to the club to take part in the weekend - and learn about the history and ambitious future plans for Ormskirk Rugby. Recent years...

    17/07/2017
  32. Fire at Hills breakers yard, Burscough ormskirk

    Fire engines and crews from Ormskirk, Skelmersdale , Tarleton, Wigan, Chorley and Fulwood were assigned to a fire at Hills vehicle ...

    Fire engines and crews from Ormskirk, Skelmersdale , Tarleton, Wigan, Chorley and Fulwood were assigned to a fire at Hills vehicle scrap yard early yesterday morning. Twelve cars, a lean-to building and part of a warehouse were on fire. Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus used...

    17/07/2017
  33. Dancers with the world at their feet ormskirk

    Dancers from the Kelly Shirley School of Dance have the world at their feet after winning big time in the dance World Cup in ...

    Dancers from the Kelly Shirley School of Dance have the world at their feet after winning big time in the dance World Cup in Germany! And last week they celebrated their success with an official reception with mayor Neil Furey who he congratulated them on their feat. No wonder - the 34 strong...

    17/07/2017
  34. Bring back the cycling proficiency test ormskirk

    Our thanks to the QLocal reader who sent these pictures taken on Greetby Hill this Friday evening of these four youngsters cycling ...

    Our thanks to the QLocal reader who sent these pictures taken on Greetby Hill this Friday evening of these four youngsters cycling and doing ’wheelies’ down the centre of the road. "Worryingly, none of them was wearing a cycling helmet on the 20 mph road where not everyone abides to the limit,"...

    17/07/2017
  35. Blackpools breath-taking Air Show is back for 2017. ormskirk

    The spectacular free event will take place on Blackpool Promenade on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August and will, for the first ...

    The spectacular free event will take place on Blackpool Promenade on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August and will, for the first time, include the Red Arrows on both days. The programme will showcase the very best in British aviation with a whole host of amazing flying machines and some of the...

    17/07/2017
  36. Marti Pellow has been added to the bill at this year's Lytham Festival. ormskirk

    He's no stranger to the event after performing in 2015, and will join the line-up for this year's West End Proms on Sunday August ...

    He's no stranger to the event after performing in 2015, and will join the line-up for this year's West End Proms on Sunday August 6. Marti is joining Miss Saigon star Lea Salonga, musical theatre group Collabro, Olivier Award winner Ruthie Henshall, Chicago star Claire Sweeney, 90s pop...

    17/07/2017

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