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  1. Find out about free courses available in libraries ormskirk

    An exciting range of free courses on everything from computer coding and digital skills, to history and languages, are available ...

    An exciting range of free courses on everything from computer coding and digital skills, to history and languages, are available for adults and families at Lancashire's libraries. Short taster sessions, as well as longer courses, are on offer for anyone looking to pick up a new skill or...

    08/06/2018
  2. Investigation launched following fatal shooting ormskirk

    Detectives are appealing for information following a fatal shooting in Netherton yesterday evening, Thursday 7 June. Emergency ...

    Detectives are appealing for information following a fatal shooting in Netherton yesterday evening, Thursday 7 June. Emergency services were called to Assissian Crescent at around 8pm following reports a male had been shot. On arrival, officers found a 21 year-old male from the Manchester...

    08/06/2018
  3. Wake up and smell the coffee at Costa very soon ormskirk

    You'll be able to wake up and smell the coffee very soon on Burscough Road, Ormskirk! The new Costa opens there in six weeks ...

    You'll be able to wake up and smell the coffee very soon on Burscough Road, Ormskirk! The new Costa opens there in six weeks time with contractors now on site putting the finishing touches to yet another Ormskirk coffee bar and cafe.

    08/06/2018
  4. Wardens bag two drivers in residents parking spots ormskirk

    Pictured in Ormskirk town centre are two of the scooter wardens who travel down from Preston to dish out parking fines to errant ...

    Pictured in Ormskirk town centre are two of the scooter wardens who travel down from Preston to dish out parking fines to errant drivers. Two were in their sights last week with a SEAT and Corsa nicked on Dyers Lane and Chapel Street for parking in residents only spaces.

    08/06/2018
  5. World-leading Blue Belt expands as new marine protections revealed ormskirk

    World-leading Blue Belt expands as new marine protections revealed. Government launches consultation to protect rare sea ...

    World-leading Blue Belt expands as new marine protections revealed. Government launches consultation to protect rare sea life and threatened marine habitats around the English coast. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today set out plans to create more than 40 new Marine Conservation...

    08/06/2018
  6. Brilliant rock garden setting for Shakespeare play ormskirk

    Edge Hill Universitys rock garden will be rocking with laughter as it plays host to the outdoor public performance of ...

    Edge Hill University’s rock garden will be rocking with laughter as it plays host to the outdoor public performance of Shakespeare’s 'The Comedy of Errors' on Sunday, July 2. The bard’s shortest, funniest and most rumbustious comedy sees two sets of identical twins, separated at birth,...

    08/06/2018
  7. Commissioner disappointed as force faces shortfall in Home Office funding round ormskirk

    Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has called again for the Government to review its decision making as ...

    Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has called again for the Government to review its decision making as new figures show that Lancashire police are the biggest losers in a Home Office funding process. The Home Office reserves a pot from the national policing budget to...

    07/06/2018
  8. Over 1.5 million people were destitute in the UK in 2017 ormskirk

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is calling for the redesign of the social security system to ensure that nobody in the UK is ...

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is calling for the redesign of the social security system to ensure that nobody in the UK is left without the bare essentials that we all need to eat, stay warm and dry, and keep clean. Today’s report found that more than one and a half million people...

    07/06/2018
  9. Bike and Go offers free bike hire to new subscribers during Bike Week ormskirk

    Bike hire scheme Bike & Go is encouraging people to try out cycling during this months Bike Week by offering free rentals to ...

    Bike hire scheme Bike & Go is encouraging people to try out cycling during this month’s Bike Week by offering free rentals to new subscribers. The scheme, which has bike hire facilities on offer at 21 train stations across the Merseyrail network - including Ormskirk - will make bike rental free...

    07/06/2018
  10. 'Food for thought' at EHU vegan fair ormskirk

    Last weekend saw Edge Hill University host its first Vegan Fair, which was a huge success and step toward hosting more community ...

    Last weekend saw Edge Hill University host its first Vegan Fair, which was a huge success and step toward hosting more community events in the future. With forty-one stalls, selling everything from Caribbean street-food, gourmet vegan hot-dogs and vegan ice cream, to handmade silver jewellery,...

    07/06/2018
  11. New Consolette choir starts on a high note ormskirk

    The new Consolette choir took a bow on Friday night with a brilliant concert at St Mark's, Scarisbrick. And the proceeds from ...

    The new Consolette choir took a bow on Friday night with a brilliant concert at St Mark's, Scarisbrick. And the proceeds from the event - a wonderful £600 - are being donated to help fund the new annexe at the church. Said Joanne Fairclough who set up Consolette: "We were delighted to have...

    07/06/2018
  12. Developers lose appeal to build on safeguarded Burscough land ormskirk

    Developers have lost their appeal to build on land to the North of Meadowbrook in Burscough after failing in their attempt to ...

    Developers have lost their appeal to build on land to the North of Meadowbrook in Burscough after failing in their attempt to overturn a decision of West Lancashire Borough Council’s Planning Committee. Despite considerable protest from Burscough residents, the land was taken out of the...

    07/06/2018
  13. Volunteer your time and meet new people at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre ormskirk

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is looking for enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to come and join our welcome and visitor ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is looking for enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to come and join our welcome and visitor activity teams The welcome team meets and greets all of our visitors, giving out day planners and centre information, as well as doing the otter talk and feed, white...

    06/06/2018
  14. Why there won't always be Ann England at the Borough Council ormskirk

    Photo: Artz Centre A Borough Council officer who has supported West Lancashire's civic heads for 20 years and helped to raise ...

    Photo: Artz Centre A Borough Council officer who has supported West Lancashire's civic heads for 20 years and helped to raise approximately £200,000 for worthy causes across the area is retiring from the authority. Ann England will be a familiar name to many people across West Lancashire as...

    06/06/2018
  15. BTP mark European day of action to tackle metal theft ormskirk

    Last week, officers throughout England, Wales and Scotland took part in a day of action in the continued fight against metal ...

    Last week, officers throughout England, Wales and Scotland took part in a day of action in the continued fight against metal theft. In the UK, the day of action on Wednesday 30 May centred on a number of visits by police officers to scrap metal dealers as well as road side checks. During...

    06/06/2018
  16. Young players shine in Ormskirk victory ormskirk

    Report and photos: Peter Rogan In his programme notes, Nicky Caunce said that he expected a competitive game and, from the ...

    Report and photos: Peter Rogan In his programme notes, Nicky Caunce said that he expected a competitive game and, from the minute Rainford won the toss and put Ormskirk in to bat, that is exactly what he got! The opening partnership between Andy Baybutt and John Armstrong looked to be solid...

    06/06/2018
  17. Mindless vandals strike at Coronation Park ormskirk

    Photos: Graeme Spencer Youths have torched one of the play area swings at Coronation Park. An LFRS officer at Ormskirk ...

    Photos: Graeme Spencer Youths have torched one of the play area swings at Coronation Park. An LFRS officer at Ormskirk confirmed they used a disused wheelchair and blankets to start the fire. "We have had numerous incidents over the last year within the park. In total 8 incidents mainly...

    06/06/2018
  18. 'Good Knight Rainhill' as Ormskirk progress in National Club Championship ormskirk

    Report and photo: Peter Rogan Spectators arriving a few minutes late for the game must have thought that there was something ...

    Report and photo: Peter Rogan Spectators arriving a few minutes late for the game must have thought that there was something wrong with the scoreboard when they saw it showing that Ormskirk had lost 3 wickets for just 7 runs... But there was nothing wrong with the scoreboard - and that score...

    06/06/2018
  19. Sophisticated new CCTV system installed at Morrisons ormskirk

    Morrisons in Ormskirk has upped its security game with the fitment of a sophisticated new CCTV system at its Park Road store. ...

    Morrisons in Ormskirk has upped its security game with the fitment of a sophisticated new CCTV system at its Park Road store. In summer 2014, a dramatic cash box raid by two men from Stockport saw no little drama in the aftermath, as QLocal reported at the time:...

    06/06/2018
  20. Lord-Lieutenant to present volunteer groups in Lancashire with prestigious Award ormskirk

    The Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, The Lord Shuttleworth KG KCVO, will be officially presenting The Queens Award for Voluntary ...

    The Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, The Lord Shuttleworth KG KCVO, will be officially presenting The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to seven volunteer groups from Lancashire. This is the MBE for groups of volunteers who work in their local community for the benefit of others. The...

    06/06/2018
  21. New data reveals 420,000 cases of STIs diagnosed in 2017 ormskirk

    A PHE report reveals that while overall rates of sexually transmitted infections remained stable in 2017 compared to 2016, there ...

    A PHE report reveals that while overall rates of sexually transmitted infections remained stable in 2017 compared to 2016, there was a 20% increase in syphilis. New figures from PHE show that cases of STIs have increased from 5,955 in 2016 to 7,137 in 2017. The data show that in 2017,...

    05/06/2018
  22. Drivers sees biggest increase in petrol prices in at least 18 years ormskirk

    Motorists suffered the biggest monthly rise in the average price of petrol in at least 18 years with 6p a litre being added at the ...

    Motorists suffered the biggest monthly rise in the average price of petrol in at least 18 years with 6p a litre being added at the pumps in May, new data from the RAC reveals. The average cost of unleaded fuel shot up from 123.43p to 129.41p per litre, taking the cost of filling up a...

    05/06/2018
  23. New powers for councils to deliver homes for local families ormskirk

    Councils will receive new powers to help them deliver the homes their communities need. Councils will receive new powers to ...

    Councils will receive new powers to help them deliver the homes their communities need. Councils will receive new powers to help them deliver the homes their communities need under proposed regulations published by Housing Minister Dominic Raab MP. Under new rules, councils will be able...

    05/06/2018
  24. Every little helps as Sporting Challenge 'bag' a Tesco Bags of Help award ormskirk

    Report: Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge has won £4000 funding from Tesco's 'Bags of Help' scheme. Funding raised by ...

    Report: Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge has won £4000 funding from Tesco's 'Bags of Help' scheme. Funding raised by the carrier bag charge at Tesco stores is used for grants to improve local parks, hold community events, support sports groups and much more. The grants are managed by...

    05/06/2018
  25. Borough's blue box/blue bin saga rumbles on ormskirk

    This from Our West Lancashire (OWL) which have made it their business to get to the bottom of WLBC's blue box PR disaster that's ...

    This from Our West Lancashire (OWL) which have made it their business to get to the bottom of WLBC's blue box PR disaster that's been playing out over recent weeks... 'Here is the latest letter we sent on Saturday to residents who had contacted us. Dear xxx, We continue to ask questions...

    05/06/2018
  26. Concern for missing Blackpool man ormskirk

    Police are extremely concerned for the welfare of a missing man from Blackpool. Jordan Bright (pictured below), 24, was last ...

    Police are extremely concerned for the welfare of a missing man from Blackpool. Jordan Bright (pictured below), 24, was last seen at his home address in the resort on 9pm on Saturday night (June 2nd). He left the house to go and stay at a friend’s house but has not returned or been in touch with...

    05/06/2018
  27. Speed reduction moves for County and Southport Road, Ormskirk ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council are to propose a reduction to the speed limit on sections of two roads in Ormskirk from 40mph to 30mph. ...

    Lancashire County Council are to propose a reduction to the speed limit on sections of two roads in Ormskirk from 40mph to 30mph. Both County Road and High Lane (A59) have seen a number of serious accidents over the past few years and more recently two fatalities. County Cllr. Nikki...

    05/06/2018
  28. Some very good hair days at 23 Aughton Street ormskirk

    Ormskirk's newest independent hairdressers has been having some very good hair days since it opened last Tuesday! And 29 May ...

    Ormskirk's newest independent hairdressers has been having some very good hair days since it opened last Tuesday! And 29 May saw the realisation of a dream for the ladies who have taken over the former Heys Opticians, transforming it into a stylish two storey salon. QLocal's Roger Blaxall...

    05/06/2018
  29. Minutes silence to mark Grenfell Tower Fire one year ago ormskirk

    Government buildings to observe minutes silence to mark one year on from the Grenfell Tower fire. A minutes silence will be ...

    Government buildings to observe minute’s silence to mark one year on from the Grenfell Tower fire. A minute’s silence will be held on Thursday 14th June 2018 at 12noon in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all others that were affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire, one year ago. The...

    04/06/2018
  30. 30 minutes parking for 80p returns ormskirk

    From today the parking charges in Southport have been reduced to 80p for half an hour. Under the old system the minimum charge ...

    From today the parking charges in Southport have been reduced to 80p for half an hour. Under the old system the minimum charge was £1.50 for up to one hour . As part of the budget setting process for 2018/19, it will again be possible to pay for thirty-minute parking in Southport town centre....

    04/06/2018
  31. Important flooding meeting for concerned Burscough residents tomorrow evening ormskirk

    Our thanks to Gavin Rattray from the Burscough Flooding Group for this news: 'Dear customer, Following on from the public ...

    Our thanks to Gavin Rattray from the Burscough Flooding Group for this news: 'Dear customer, Following on from the public meeting held on the 3rd November 2017 hosted by Rosie Cooper (MP), you may have become aware of investigations United Utilities and our partner agencies have been...

    04/06/2018
  32. HM Coastguard issues safety warning after young girl was buried in sand dune ormskirk

    Beachgoers are being warned to be careful near sand dunes after a young girl escaped serious injury after becoming trapped ...

    Beachgoers are being warned to be careful near sand dunes after a young girl escaped serious injury after becoming trapped underneath a collapsed sand dune on Newborough Beach yesterday afternoon. HM Coastguard was alerted to the incident just after 5.15pm and Rhosneigr and Bangor...

    04/06/2018
  33. Forget-me-not ... when shamed shop manager was lauded by Edge Hill ormskirk

    The internet's a wonderful tool for researching all manner of news stories, and our thanks to one alert QLocal reader CS who ...

    The internet's a wonderful tool for researching all manner of news stories, and our thanks to one alert QLocal reader CS who e-mailed reporter Roger Blaxall this link from the EHU news pages from August 2014. Shamed Vincent Churchill (right) has been sacked by WHSmith from its Moor St. store...

    04/06/2018
  34. Merseyrail announces new Northern Line timetables from June ormskirk

    New timetables for all Merseyrail Northern line services will be launched on June 2 2018 ready for the opening of the new Maghull ...

    New timetables for all Merseyrail Northern line services will be launched on June 2 2018 ready for the opening of the new Maghull North station. A 15 minute frequency will continue to run on all lines, however the calling times at stations will change. The new timetable has been launched to...

    04/06/2018
  35. Tories in turmoil poser after unpopular councillor resigns ormskirk

    Here's one Moon that won't wax and wane any more - in west Lancashire at least... This press statement arrived at the busy ...

    Here's one Moon that won't wax and wane any more - in west Lancashire at least... This press statement arrived at the busy QLocal newsdesk on Saturday from Our West Lancashire (OWL) re. the resignation of Councillor Paul Moon: 'Responding to news that Hesketh Bank Councillor, Conservative...

    04/06/2018
  36. Merseyside Police Launch of Summer Drink and Drug Drive Campaign ormskirk

    Today (Monday, 4 June) marks the start of the annual Summer Drink and Drug Drive campaign and Merseyside Police is appealing to ...

    Today (Monday, 4 June) marks the start of the annual Summer Drink and Drug Drive campaign and Merseyside Police is appealing to people to continue to drive responsibly this summer. During last year’s campaign Merseyside Police arrested 206 motorists in June and July. Of the 206 people,...

    04/06/2018

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