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  1. HPV vaccine to be given to boys in England ormskirk

    The government has announced that adolescent boys will be offered the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to protect them from ...

    The government has announced that adolescent boys will be offered the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to protect them from cancer. Boys aged between 12 and 13 in England will be given a vaccine to protect them against HPV-related cancers, Public Health Minister Steve Brine has announced...

    25/07/2018
  2. More partnership working is needed to tackle rural crime issues ormskirk

    The National Rural Crime Survey released today (23 July) shows growing demand on police from issues that need responses from ...

    The National Rural Crime Survey released today (23 July) shows growing demand on police from issues that need responses from across different authorities according to Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner. The highest two reported issues in Lancashire were fly tipping and speeding, raised...

    25/07/2018
  3. Hayfield team put their best feet forward for Christies ormskirk

    Report: Katie Budworth Cheers! Congratulations to a team from The Hayfield who walked 34 miles from The Christie in ...

    Report: Katie Budworth Cheers! Congratulations to a team from The Hayfield who walked 34 miles from The Christie in Manchester back to the pub last Tuesday. Manager, Louise Dodd, Deputy Manager, Stacey Mynett, Assistant Manageress, Katie Budworth, Head Chef, Jonathon Cox along with Tom...

    25/07/2018
  4. Leyland Trucks keep on truckin' for Rainbow House ormskirk

    A group of employees from Leyland Trucks completed 'Born Survivor' to raise £2000 for Rainbow House. 'Born Survivor' is a ...

    A group of employees from Leyland Trucks completed 'Born Survivor' to raise £2000 for Rainbow House. 'Born Survivor' is a fast and furious 10km of military training inspired mission on a course featuring over 30 obstacles, gallons of mud and some awesome terrain near Manchester designed to test...

    24/07/2018
  5. Her sacrifice will not be forgotten - the amazing story of Ellen Preece ormskirk

    Dot Broady-Hawkes tells the fascinating story of Ellen Preece who died exactly one hundred years ago yesterday. Ellen Preece ...

    Dot Broady-Hawkes tells the fascinating story of Ellen Preece who died exactly one hundred years ago yesterday. Ellen Preece (known as Nellie to her family) was born at 2, Emily Street, Chorley on 18th March 1895 and baptised at St George’s Church, Chorley in May 1895. Her father John Preece...

    24/07/2018
  6. These fake emails are after your Amazon login details - Action Fraud alert ormskirk

    From Action Fraud via Lancashire Constabulary: Weve had an increased number of reports about these fake emails purporting to ...

    From Action Fraud via Lancashire Constabulary: We’ve had an increased number of reports about these fake emails purporting to be from Amazon. The subject line and content of the emails vary, but they all contain links leading to phishing websites designed to steal your Amazon login details. ...

    24/07/2018
  7. More than a million people still need to renew their tax credits ormskirk

    Theres just one week to go to the 31 July tax credit renewal deadline and HMRC is urging over a million customers yet to renew ...

    There’s just one week to go to the 31 July tax credit renewal deadline and HMRC is urging over a million customers yet to renew to do it online today because this is the quickest and easiest way. Angela MacDonald, HMRC’s Director General of Customer Services, said: “We’ve improved...

    24/07/2018
  8. Severe obesity in 10 to 11 year olds reaches record high ormskirk

    Analysis of the National Child Measurement Programme shows the proportion of children in Year 6 with severe obesity has reached an ...

    Analysis of the National Child Measurement Programme shows the proportion of children in Year 6 with severe obesity has reached an all-time high. Levels of severe obesity in children aged 10 to 11 years have reached the highest point since records began, according to new figures published...

    24/07/2018
  9. Sefton secures 2.3 million for major highway improvement project in Maghull ormskirk

    Sefton Council is delighted to have secured £2.3 million for a major highway improvement project in Maghull. The proposed ...

    Sefton Council is delighted to have secured £2.3 million for a major highway improvement project in Maghull. The proposed scheme will allow for reduced congestion and improved safety at the A59 Northway junction with Dover Road and Liverpool Road South. Funding for the project, which is...

    24/07/2018
  10. Aughton man charged with attempted murder ormskirk

    A 62 year old Aughton man has been charged following the dramatic incident on Aughton St., Ormskirk yesterday morning which ...

    A 62 year old Aughton man has been charged following the dramatic incident on Aughton St., Ormskirk yesterday morning which brought the town centre to a standstill for three hours. Mark Gibbons, of Bold Lane has been charged with attempted murder; he is due to appear at Preston Magistrates’...

    24/07/2018
  11. Why there were songs of praise at Ormskirk's Emmanuel Church on Sunday ormskirk

    There have been songs of praise at a well known Ormskirk church after the good news that work's beginning soon on a transformation ...

    There have been songs of praise at a well known Ormskirk church after the good news that work's beginning soon on a transformation of Emmanuel on Derby Street. They include a new entrance foyer and better disabled provision along with new toilets, improved heating and better audio visual...

    24/07/2018
  12. MP's growing concerns over crime raised with Chief Constable ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper is determined to raise the profile of local policing which has been slashed over recent years in the Ormskirk ...

    MP Rosie Cooper is determined to raise the profile of local policing which has been slashed over recent years in the Ormskirk area. Policing in the town is a far cry from when QLocal's Roger Blaxall was a reporter at the Ormskirk Advertiser over 40 years ago. Back then, every local village...

    24/07/2018
  13. Council U-turn on blue bins welcomed by OWL councillor ormskirk

    Fairness has been restored for thousands of residents as a result of the Borough Council reversing its unjust attempt to charge ...

    Fairness has been restored for thousands of residents as a result of the Borough Council reversing its unjust attempt to charge £25 for a blue bin to residents who have continued to use a blue box in a move warmly welcomed by the councillor who first raised the matter. Our West Lancashire’s...

    24/07/2018
  14. Sporting Challenge 10th anniversary celebrations ormskirk

    Sporting Challenge celebrated their first 10 years by holding a big party in Burscough on Saturday 21st July at the British ...

    Sporting Challenge celebrated their first 10 years by holding a big party in Burscough on Saturday 21st July at the British Legion in Burscough. It was a huge success, with a buffet, disco and raffle; Sporting Challenge are a family led charity supporting people with learning disabilities,...

    24/07/2018
  15. 'Stalemate' over student housing ormskirk

    It looks like proposals by OWL to deal with problem of student housing in Ormskirk and the adverse affects it's having in the town ...

    It looks like proposals by OWL to deal with problem of student housing in Ormskirk and the adverse affects it's having in the town are no nearer being sorted. Speaking after Wednesday's full council meeting, Our West Lancashire finance spokesman, Councillor Ian Davis told QLocal: "Labour have...

    24/07/2018
  16. Environment Agency responds to impacts of dry weather ormskirk

    The Environment Agency has stepped up its incident response to tackle the impacts of continued dry weather, following the driest ...

    The Environment Agency has stepped up its incident response to tackle the impacts of continued dry weather, following the driest June since 1925. Record-breaking temperatures and very low rainfall throughout May, June and much of July is taking its toll on the environment, with wildlife...

    24/07/2018
  17. Southport MP celebrates Edge Hill University Graduation ormskirk

    Damien Moore MP was delighted to attend a graduation ceremony at Edge Hill University on Friday, where degrees were awarded to ...

    Damien Moore MP was delighted to attend a graduation ceremony at Edge Hill University on Friday, where degrees were awarded to graduates from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Many of the graduates were Southport constituents who commute to the university, and Damien was happy to join in...

    24/07/2018
  18. Health experts urge people over 50 to be clear on cancer ormskirk

    Local health experts are backing a national campaign urging people over the age of 50 to speak to their doctor if they notice ...

    Local health experts are backing a national campaign urging people over the age of 50 to speak to their doctor if they notice blood in their urine. NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG are supporting the Be Clear on Cancer ‘Blood in Pee’...

    24/07/2018
  19. Not a happy holiday for hedgehogs ormskirk

    Woodlands , an independent animal sanctuary based in Holmeswood, Rufford, is well known for its work with hedgehogs. It started in ...

    Woodlands , an independent animal sanctuary based in Holmeswood, Rufford, is well known for its work with hedgehogs. It started in a very small way in the winter of 2009/10 and since then Woodlands has handled more than 5,000 of these amazing spikey animals with around 70- 75% having been...

    24/07/2018
  20. Thousands of reasons why this year's Gingerbread Festival was the best ever ormskirk

    This year's Ormskirk Gingerbread Festival was the biggest and best ever! Thousands of visitors packed the town centre with the ...

    This year's Ormskirk Gingerbread Festival was the biggest and best ever! Thousands of visitors packed the town centre with the event opened in brilliant sunshine by Mayor Noel Delaney - and vigorous support from Town Crier Don Evans. Moor Street was lined with colourful gazebos and stalls...

    23/07/2018
  21. Ormskirk fall to Formby as Northern go top ormskirk

    Report: Walt Armstrong Ormskirk won the toss and decided to bat on a greenish wicket. The ball was moving about and the ...

    Report: Walt Armstrong Ormskirk won the toss and decided to bat on a greenish wicket. The ball was moving about and the wicket was lively and with the score on 14, John Amstrong played a ball from Vahaluwala onto his foot and watched it rebound on to the stumps for 13. Andy Baybutt...

    23/07/2018
  22. Ormskirk man arrested on charge of attempted murder UPDATE ormskirk

    Police are seeking witnesses to an horrific road rage drama in which a man mowed down a female pedestrian. Busy Aughton Street ...

    Police are seeking witnesses to an horrific road rage drama in which a man mowed down a female pedestrian. Busy Aughton Street was closed all morning near the Queen Inn as officers dealt with the incident; all that was left at around 1.30 pm were fragments of glass after a passer by is reported...

    23/07/2018
  23. Crowned cranes return to Martin Mere ormskirk

    A new pair of African crowned cranes have been released into WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centres aviary. Grounds Manager, ...

    A new pair of African crowned cranes have been released into WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre’s aviary. Grounds Manager, Steve Nasir, said: ”Crowned cranes are very popular with our visitors and we are very pleased to have a pair back at Martin Mere. The male is 6 years old and has been at...

    23/07/2018
  24. DVLA asks drivers to look again in new EYE 735T campaign ormskirk

    DVLA is launching a national eyesight awareness campaign today (Monday 23 July 2018). Drivers will be encouraged to take ...

    DVLA is launching a national eyesight awareness campaign today (Monday 23 July 2018). Drivers will be encouraged to take the ‘number plate test’ - a quick and easy way to check they meet the minimum eyesight requirements for driving. By law, all drivers must meet the minimum eyesight...

    23/07/2018
  25. Red-breasted Geese Goslings hatch at Martin Mere ormskirk

    Three Red-breasted geese goslings have hatched at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. It has been 15 years since the centre last bred ...

    Three Red-breasted geese goslings have hatched at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. It has been 15 years since the centre last bred this species successfully. Martin Mere has had a very successful breeding season – in fact one of the best we have had, culminating in the hatching of three...

    23/07/2018
  26. Alltogethernow as we countdown to Liverpool Pride ormskirk

    Liverpool Pride is back next weekend and the city is set to be awash with the colours of the rainbow as this years theme ...

    Liverpool Pride is back next weekend and the city is set to be awash with the colours of the rainbow as this year’s theme #AllTogetherNow promotes unity for the LGBT+ and wider community. The free two-day festival takes place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July with a change in location and...

    22/07/2018
  27. Children affected by domestic abuse to benefit from 8 million fund ormskirk

    Today the Home Office has announced a new £8 million fund to support children who have been affected by domestic abuse. ...

    Today the Home Office has announced a new £8 million fund to support children who have been affected by domestic abuse. The fund gives charities, local authorities and other organisations the chance to bid for money for projects designed to intervene early to help children who have been...

    21/07/2018
  28. Swap your old blue box for a free bin ormskirk

    The Borough Council is pressing ahead with plans to change from boxes to bins for the collection of plastic bottles, glass and ...

    The Borough Council is pressing ahead with plans to change from boxes to bins for the collection of plastic bottles, glass and cans and cardboard and paper to make its collection rounds more efficient and improve the environmental quality of the Borough. Residents who currently have a blue box...

    21/07/2018
  29. Lancashire's pathetic pothole response ormskirk

    An Ormskirk county councillor's savaged LCC after figures released to the Internal 'Scrutiny Committee' show that under the ...

    An Ormskirk county councillor's savaged LCC after figures released to the Internal 'Scrutiny Committee' show that under the current Conservative administration the County's response times for potholes has collapsed. Just 66% of potholes have been fixed within 20 working days (2017/2018) which...

    21/07/2018
  30. Burscough pensioner jailed for historic sex offences ormskirk

    A pensioner from Burscough has been jailed after a trial at Preston Crown Court. The 75-year-old was found guilty of a string of ...

    A pensioner from Burscough has been jailed after a trial at Preston Crown Court. The 75-year-old was found guilty of a string of sexual assaults against children dating back more than 30 years. George Gutcher, of Manor Avenue, Burscough, was convicted of 17 charges of indecent assault . The...

    20/07/2018
  31. Violent crime has increased in the North West at fastest rate in the country ormskirk

    Figures released today show that violent crime in the North West has increased by 36 per cent, higher than anywhere else in the ...

    Figures released today show that violent crime in the North West has increased by 36 per cent, higher than anywhere else in the country. Possession of weapons rose by 51 per cent since 2010 at the same time as we have lost nearly 4000 officers across the region and nearly a third of our PCSOs. ...

    20/07/2018
  32. New CCTV van on patrol at Morrisons, Ormskirk ormskirk

    Caught on camera - the new Morrisons CCTV van which made its debut yesterday. QLocal's Roger Blaxall is contacting the ...

    Caught on camera - the new Morrisons CCTV van which made its debut yesterday. QLocal's Roger Blaxall is contacting the supermarket's PR office for an official statement but was told last night by a junior manager that the new van is there to monitor any incidents of anti social behaviour on its...

    20/07/2018
  33. New powers to kick-start the rollout of electric chargepoints ormskirk

    The new laws will improve consumer confidence in charging electric vehicles and modernise insurance rules. massive ...

    The new laws will improve consumer confidence in charging electric vehicles and modernise insurance rules. massive improvement of electric charging infrastructure across the country as Autonomous and Electric Vehicles Act becomes law motorway services will be upgraded for the electric...

    20/07/2018
  34. Canal and River Trust summer roadshow at Burscough ormskirk

    The Canal & River Trust Summer Roadshow 2018 is touring different locations all over the North West. Come down and meet the ...

    The Canal & River Trust Summer Roadshow 2018 is touring different locations all over the North West. Come down and meet the local team this summer. Discover more about visitor destinations, volunteer opportunities, days out, fishing, canoeing - or just enjoy these amazing green/blue spaces by...

    20/07/2018
  35. One teenager risks their life on railway tracks every four hours ormskirk

    Life-saving campaign launched as new figures reveal one teenager risks their life on railway tracks every four hours. ...

    Life-saving campaign launched as new figures reveal one teenager risks their life on railway tracks every four hours. Alarming new...

    20/07/2018
  36. Suspected British hitman wanted for attempted murder in Amsterdam ormskirk

    Witnesses say he spoke English with either a Merseyside or Manchester accent" National Crime Agency investigators are ...

    “Witnesses say he spoke English with either a Merseyside or Manchester accent" National Crime Agency investigators are appealing for help to track down a suspected hitman wanted for the attempted murder of a British man in Amsterdam. The 55-year-old victim, originally from the Sale area...

    20/07/2018

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