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  1. You don't see that every day! ormskirk

    Spotted last week in the beautiful summer's weather we've been enjoying was one man who decided to bring his pet to town with him ...

    Spotted last week in the beautiful summer's weather we've been enjoying was one man who decided to bring his pet to town with him - on his shoulder. The man was seen popping into the Burscough St. Chippy for lunch - and perhaps something for his cockatoo, too!

    15/05/2017
  2. Missing from home – Martane Butler ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing a boy from Anfield who was last seen at the end of April. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing a boy from Anfield who was last seen at the end of April. Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing a boy from Anfield who was last seen at the end of April. Martane Butler, aged 16, was last seen in the...

    15/05/2017
  3. ‘I’m never shopping in Morrisons again’ ormskirk

    A pensioner who was caught by Morrisons controversial new two hour shopping rule this weekend has said she’ll never shop there ...

    A pensioner who was caught by Morrisons controversial new two hour shopping rule this weekend has said sheÂ’ll never shop there again. The lady from Bathsprings - whoÂ’s asked not to be named - explained on Saturday afternoon how sheÂ’d done her weekly shop and then enjoyed a fish and chip lunch. ...

    15/05/2017
  4. Time for funding for 'Timesavers' ormskirk

    ‘Timesavers’ has been successful in receiving funding from the Community Foundation with a grant of £1,000 to support ...

    ‘TimesaversÂ’ has been successful in receiving funding from the Community Foundation with a grant of £1,000 to support training and work experience in office skills for people with learning disabilities. The charity provides an office administration service for voluntary sector organisations in...

    15/05/2017
  5. MEPs want EU and UK to take care of citizens’ rights first ormskirk

    The EU and the UK government should negotiate a deal on the situation and rights of citizens as a matter of urgency and before ...

    The EU and the UK government should negotiate a deal on the situation and rights of citizens as a matter of urgency and before starting the other Brexit talks, MEPs say. In a joint hearing organised by the committees of Civil Liberties, Employment and Petitions, most MEPs underlined the “moral...

    14/05/2017
  6. Ransomware: Guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre ormskirk

    Latest guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) about the 'WannaCry' malware. The National Cyber Security ...

    Latest guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) about the 'WannaCry' malware. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have published guidance on how to protect IT systems from the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware: Guidance on how to deal with the ‘WannaCry’ malware How to report...

    14/05/2017
  7. Wall vandals sought ormskirk

    Mindless vandals who tore down a wall and then pelted passing traffic with bricks and stones are being sought by police in ...

    Mindless vandals who tore down a wall and then pelted passing traffic with bricks and stones are being sought by police in Ormskirk. The wall was wrecked a weeks or so ago and has now been re-built. It's believed the vandals climbed on an adjoining roof to throw parts of it onto traffic on St...

    13/05/2017
  8. Painting the town red, blue, green, pink and yellow as new NERF arena opens today ormskirk

    How's this for some brilliant street art! Legendary graffiti artist SIE was in town yesterday as he and his artistic partner ...

    How's this for some brilliant street art! Legendary graffiti artist SIE was in town yesterday as he and his artistic partner from Skelmersdale put the finishing touches to the fabulous new NERF arena opening this afternoon on Moorgate. It might mean little to folk of a certain age but there's...

    13/05/2017
  9. Carry on camping? ormskirk

    Carry on camping? Hardly! The two enterprising brothers who run the popular Abbey Farm caravan and holiday park on the ...

    Carry on camping? Hardly! The two enterprising brothers who run the popular Abbey Farm caravan and holiday park on the outskirts of Ormskirk are expanding it again with these new custom build chalets which will be open for the summer season. They had a battle with both the borough council...

    13/05/2017
  10. Revolution's brewing in Ormskirk after more CCTV parking camersa go 'live' ormskirk

    Morrisons is in the firing line after its recent decision to bring in Euro Car Parks to supervise its on site parking. It means ...

    Morrisons is in the firing line after its recent decision to bring in Euro Car Parks to supervise its on site parking. It means a waiting limit of just two hours at the town's biggest supermarket which hasn't gone down well at all with many shoppers. And it's coincidentally dovetailed into a...

    13/05/2017
  11. Ready, teddy, go! Teddies at the ready for a very special garden party! ormskirk

    ST. JOSEPH’S Hospice will open up its beautiful hospice gardens to the local community for a special 55th Anniversary Garden ...

    ST. JOSEPHÂ’S Hospice will open up its beautiful hospice gardens to the local community for a special 55th Anniversary Garden Party on Saturday 8th July. The hospiceÂ’s famous Teddy Bears Picnic and Teddy Parade will kick off the afternoon from 1pm so donÂ’t forget your picnic or your teddies! ...

    13/05/2017
  12. How the other half live - and sleep ormskirk

    It seems inconceivable that there are folk in Ormskirk who have to sleep in makeshift 'bedrooms' after spending a day on the ...

    It seems inconceivable that there are folk in Ormskirk who have to sleep in makeshift 'bedrooms' after spending a day on the streets. That's the case though for at least one homeless man who after having his tent stolen from a secluded spot near the railway station park now besd down in a tiny...

    13/05/2017
  13. Watching and waiting for traffic light repair ormskirk

    QLocal's Roger Blaxall is keeping a watching brief on a damaged traffic light at a key Ormskirk junction. It's been bent at a ...

    QLocal's Roger Blaxall is keeping a watching brief on a damaged traffic light at a key Ormskirk junction. It's been bent at a crazy angle for the last ten days after being hit by a wagon or bus - let's see how much longer locals must wait for it to be fixed...

    13/05/2017
  14. Planned roadworks in the North West ormskirk

    Planned roadworks in the North West– summary for Monday 15 to Sunday 21 May 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West– summary for Monday 15 to Sunday 21 May 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 12 May and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All...

    12/05/2017
  15. Update on measures to protect poultry against avian flu ormskirk

    Prevention zone and poultry gatherings ban to be lifted in England on 15 May, with localised measures in Lancashire, Cumbria and ...

    Prevention zone and poultry gatherings ban to be lifted in England on 15 May, with localised measures in Lancashire, Cumbria and Merseyside. The UK Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed that measures currently in place to reduce the risk of Avian Influenza will be lifted as planned across...

    12/05/2017
  16. An arresting evening in Aughton! ormskirk

    Members of Aughton Townswomen's Guild enjoyed an arresting evening on Tuesday... Former police PR officer Roger Blaxall spoke ...

    Members of Aughton Townswomen's Guild enjoyed an arresting evening on Tuesday... Former police PR officer Roger Blaxall spoke for around an hour as he gave his popular talk 'A police spokesman said...' recalling 17 years as a PRO in the Greater Manchester and Lancashire forces. Blaxall, who...

    12/05/2017
  17. Annual CVS meeting success ormskirk

    Around 80 folk met recently for the annual West Lancashire CVS meeting. Held at Haskayne Village Hall, it was opened by Mayor's ...

    Around 80 folk met recently for the annual West Lancashire CVS meeting. Held at Haskayne Village Hall, it was opened by Mayor's consort Noel Delaney, Anita Abram, chair, spoke of how in the past year the body has worked hard to steer a course through the changing landscape to maximise...

    12/05/2017
  18. Crack down on rogue traders ormskirk

    Lancashire Police and Trading Standards have joined forces this week to disrupt dishonest traders and scammers as part of a ...

    Lancashire Police and Trading Standards have joined forces this week to disrupt dishonest traders and scammers as part of a UK-wide crackdown, Operation Liberal. Activities as part of Operation Rogue Trader included roadside checks on traders reminding them of consumer laws which give people...

    12/05/2017
  19. Ambulance Stars Commended for Fantastic Work ormskirk

    Ambulance staff from across the region have been recognised by North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) in their annual Star Awards ...

    Ambulance staff from across the region have been recognised by North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) in their annual Star Awards which saw hundreds of paramedics, care assistants, dispatchers and health advisors come together for a celebration of outstanding achievement from the past year. An...

    11/05/2017
  20. Chop, chop at Delph Top ormskirk

    It looks like building work is about to begin on a small prestige housing development in Ormskirk. Trees on empty land off ...

    It looks like building work is about to begin on a small prestige housing development in Ormskirk. Trees on empty land off Delph Top are being removed as these photos taken by QLocal reporter Roger Blaxall on Tuesday evening show.

    11/05/2017
  21. Ormskirk goes large with two new Subways ormskirk

    Edge Hill students will be licking their lips at news they're getting a Subway soon on campus - while yet another one is opening ...

    Edge Hill students will be licking their lips at news they're getting a Subway soon on campus - while yet another one is opening in Ormskirk. QLocal's Roger Blaxall popped down to Euro Garages on County Road yesterday afternoon as builders continued working on the new extension to the rear of...

    11/05/2017
  22. He ain't heavy.... ormskirk

    There was minor disruption on Aughton's Swanpool Lane last night after a delivery truck was left stranded. Its steering failed, ...

    There was minor disruption on Aughton's Swanpool Lane last night after a delivery truck was left stranded. Its steering failed, leaving it full lock near the junction with Victoria Road; traffic had to drive carefully on the pavement while the Hino - owned by Sovereign Transport of Kirkby - was...

    11/05/2017
  23. Summer season continues to build at LJLA ormskirk

    The Bank Holiday weekend saw the start of two more new services at Liverpool John Lennon Airport as the Summer season continues to ...

    The Bank Holiday weekend saw the start of two more new services at Liverpool John Lennon Airport as the Summer season continues to build and follows a busy April with passenger numbers over 7% higher than April 2016. On Saturday, Blue Air commenced their three times weekly service to...

    11/05/2017
  24. Full marks to Scarisbrick PC ormskirk

    While County and Borough cuts have seen most of West Lancashire look increasingly shabby, parish councillors in Scarisbrick have ...

    While County and Borough cuts have seen most of West Lancashire look increasingly shabby, parish councillors in Scarisbrick have stepped up to the plate in a bid to keep the local main roads trimmed and tidy. They’re employing local firm EA Formby to mow the verges – the very dry weather has...

    11/05/2017
  25. GEM calls time on drink drivers ormskirk

    Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging motorists to steer clear of alcohol before journeys this ...

    Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging motorists to steer clear of alcohol before journeys this summer. The call comes as new Government figures show drink drive collisions are on the rise; today marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of an alcohol limit...

    10/05/2017
  26. Yew Tree Road welcomes careful drivers... ormskirk

    Drivers on Yew Tree Road were on their best behaviour as a community speed watch team checked their speed, mobile phone use and ...

    Drivers on Yew Tree Road were on their best behaviour as a community speed watch team checked their speed, mobile phone use and wearing of seat belts. The team stayed for about an hour near the junction of Croftson Avenue in a bid to remind folk 'twenty's plenty' on the busy road.

    10/05/2017
  27. Great food, great music at Open All Hours this Saturday night! ormskirk

    Talented singer Gabriella Ofuya will be making the night go with a swing when a new gourmet burger bar opens its doors on Saturday ...

    Talented singer Gabriella Ofuya will be making the night go with a swing when a new gourmet burger bar opens its doors on Saturday in Ormskirk town centre. Open All Hours on Aughton St. is having a night of great food and great music after a very successful taster evening last Friday. Owner...

    10/05/2017
  28. Canal charity seeks community groups to adopt sections of local historic waterways ormskirk

    The Canal & River Trust is urging local communities to play a bigger part in looking after the waterways on their doorstep - ...

    The Canal & River Trust is urging local communities to play a bigger part in looking after the waterways on their doorstep - and urging them to ‘adopt’ up to a one mile stretch of local canal. The call comes as part of the charity’s wider plans to ensure that the region’s waterways - including...

    10/05/2017
  29. Just Eat/Hungryhouse merger faces in-depth investigation ormskirk

    Just Eat’s acquisition of Hungryhouse faces an in-depth merger investigation - unless the company can address competition ...

    Just EatÂ’s acquisition of Hungryhouse faces an in-depth merger investigation - unless the company can address competition concerns. Both companies provide online takeaway ordering services. These give restaurants the opportunity to reach a wide pool of consumers and offer them the...

    10/05/2017
  30. Hospice on lookout for ladies day stall holders ormskirk

    FUNDRAISERS at St. Joseph’s Hospice are urging stall holders to book their space at this year’s Spring Ladies Day on Sunday 14 ...

    FUNDRAISERS at St. JosephÂ’s Hospice are urging stall holders to book their space at this yearÂ’s Spring Ladies Day on Sunday 14 May. Ladies from across Merseyside will gather at Formby Hall Golf Club for one of the hospiceÂ’s biggest charity fundraisers - an afternoon packed full of...

    10/05/2017
  31. 'What's new in epilepsy' conference ormskirk

    For anyone interested in this important subject, this looks well worth attending. It's being organised by Ormskirk man Peter Rogan ...

    For anyone interested in this important subject, this looks well worth attending. It's being organised by Ormskirk man Peter Rogan - see poster for info.

    10/05/2017
  32. All pumped up and ready to go! UPDATE ormskirk

    These are the exclusive photos of the final countdown to the opening of the new Texaco garage being run by Booths on the busy ...

    These are the exclusive photos of the final countdown to the opening of the new Texaco garage being run by Booths on the busy Ringtail Retail Park. Contractors have been hard at work removing the wooden hoardings to reveal the facility which includes a Booths mini mart - it's just taken on 13...

    10/05/2017
  33. Brownie points for Booths! ormskirk

    Delicious Formby asparagus is now being sold in Booths stores across the area - and at least the supermarket knows where it comes ...

    Delicious Formby asparagus is now being sold in Booths stores across the area - and at least the supermarket knows where it comes from. QLocal's Roger Blaxall - also PR officer for Friends of Real Lancashire - was heartened to see this in its Burscough store yesterday, identifying the delicious...

    10/05/2017
  34. Appeal, Man, 32, dies after Preston collision ormskirk

    Police are appealing for information after a 32-year-old man died following a collision in Preston. Police were called ...

    Police are appealing for information after a 32-year-old man died following a collision in Preston. Police were called around 5.30pm on Monday, May 8 to Riversway following reports of a serious incident. A Peugeot Partner van travelling eastbound was involved in a collision with a man...

    10/05/2017
  35. Have you got the drive for Dial a Ride's Community Cars scheme? ormskirk

    Imagine being housebound for around two years and never being able to get out and about... That was the case for one local lady ...

    Imagine being housebound for around two years and never being able to get out and about... That was the case for one local lady who recently found ‘liberation’ with the volunteer Community Cars scheme operated by West Lancashire Dial a Ride. It proved a life saving experience for her – and...

    10/05/2017
  36. Let there be light - two ormskirk

    Aughton's GOG* is a little happier today after the County Council were dispatched to fix one of the new LED lights on The ...

    Aughton's GOG* is a little happier today after the County Council were dispatched to fix one of the new LED lights on The Serpentine. Our thanks for this picture of the team in action. *Grumpy Old Git

    10/05/2017

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