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  1. Dog owners: Abide by dog laws or face the consequences ormskirk

    Dog owners: Abide by dog laws or face the consequences Dog owners are being warned by West Lancashire Borough Council they ...

    Dog owners: Abide by dog laws or face the consequences Dog owners are being warned by West Lancashire Borough Council they must comply with dog laws after two owners were prosecuted in separate cases at Wigan Magistrates Court. Martin McMullen was fined £500 as his dog didn't have...

    23/02/2018
  2. Cumbrian Search to Take Place for Missing Colin Bamber ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is again appealing for information to help trace a missing 50-year-old man from Kirkby, Merseyside, after his ...

    Merseyside Police is again appealing for information to help trace a missing 50-year-old man from Kirkby, Merseyside, after his black Renault Megan car was located in Ambleside. Colin Bamber was last seen on 3 January 2018, on Tithebarn Lane, Kirkby. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to...

    23/02/2018
  3. Labour councillors and activists tackle Ormskirk litter blight ormskirk

    A group of Labour councillors and community activists have tackled litter on the footpath between by Ormskirk railway station and ...

    A group of Labour councillors and community activists have tackled litter on the footpath between by Ormskirk railway station and bus station. Last Thursday's clean up was organised by Cllr Noel Delaney (Scott Ward) and community activist, Michelle Aldridge, with a dozen people spent the...

    23/02/2018
  4. Fears over yellow 'batphone' at Ormskirk Police Station ormskirk

    This e mail arrived at the QLocal news desk this week from OWL activist Jane Thompson. Reporter Roger Blaxall will be quizzing ...

    This e mail arrived at the QLocal news desk this week from OWL activist Jane Thompson. Reporter Roger Blaxall will be quizzing the Police PR office to see if the phone is malfunctioning. 'Hi Roger, I went to Ormskirk Police station yesterday, the front door was locked. I picked up...

    23/02/2018
  5. Brazen shoplifters caught at Booths, Burscough ormskirk

    Police were in the right place at the right time yesterday afternoon to question two female shoplifters at Booths, Burscough. ...

    Police were in the right place at the right time yesterday afternoon to question two female shoplifters at Booths, Burscough. And so was QLocal's Roger Blaxall who took these exclusive photos of the officers blocking a Mercedes van at the Ringtail Retail Park roundabout as a male driver and two...

    23/02/2018
  6. Inquest finally opens into death of tragic schoolboy killed in barn blaze ormskirk

    There seems to be more questions than answers as a Parbold family still wait for an inquest into the death of their son over a ...

    There seems to be more questions than answers as a Parbold family still wait for an inquest into the death of their son over a year after the tragedy. Last month, the grieving family of a teenage schoolboy marked the first anniversary of his death today with many questions about its...

    23/02/2018
  7. Only rain down the drain call ormskirk

    A campaign for cleaner beaches and seas in North West England, is calling for residents in the region to support the ...

    A campaign for cleaner beaches and seas in North West England, is calling for residents in the region to support the #RainDownTheDrain promotion this month. It is a common misconception that liquids, such as paints or detergents, can be safely poured down outdoor drains. Most offenders are...

    22/02/2018
  8. Appeal launched to find missing Blackpool man ormskirk

    Police are appealing for information after a 37-year-old man went missing from Blackpool. Gareth Jackson was last seen ...

    Police are appealing for information after a 37-year-old man went missing from Blackpool. Gareth Jackson was last seen around 8.15am today (Wednesday, February 21) in the Palatine Road area. He is believed to be driving a grey Citroen Picsasso car with the licence plate BL06 YZM. ...

    22/02/2018
  9. Bus station redevelopment work is on cue ormskirk

    The walkway from Preston Bus Station to the Guild Hall has reopened on schedule, ahead of the Grand Prix snooker returning to the ...

    The walkway from Preston Bus Station to the Guild Hall has reopened on schedule, ahead of the Grand Prix snooker returning to the city. It reopened to the public this weekend following renovation work as part of the major redevelopment taking place on the transport hub, which is owned by...

    22/02/2018
  10. Signs of spring sweep across the nation ormskirk

    Signs of spring sweep across the nation. Acrobatic ravens, the dawn chorus and carpets of bluebells are among the beacons of ...

    Signs of spring sweep across the nation. Acrobatic ravens, the dawn chorus and carpets of bluebells are among the beacons of spring that have started to pop up on RSPB reserves across England and Wales as nature starts to stir from its winter slumber. Despite the current chilly conditions,...

    22/02/2018
  11. All go for Redrow ormskirk

    Contractors are making steady progress on the controversial new housing development at the old Yew Tree Farm in Burscough. Late ...

    Contractors are making steady progress on the controversial new housing development at the old Yew Tree Farm in Burscough. Late last week, Redrow unveiled these signs for 'The Grange' at the Yew Tree Park development which will be taking shape over the new few years as Burscough grows by a...

    22/02/2018
  12. UK ranked 8th least corrupt country in the world ormskirk

    Transparency International has ranked the UK as one of the 8th least corrupt countries in the world, following increased action to ...

    Transparency International has ranked the UK as one of the 8th least corrupt countries in the world, following increased action to tackle corruption both at home and abroad. The Transparency International index drawn up by the leading civil society organisation fighting corruption worldwide,...

    22/02/2018
  13. 16 year old boy missing from home ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 16-year-old boy from Liverpool. Daniel Wilde, who is ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 16-year-old boy from Liverpool. Daniel Wilde, who is from the Mossley Hill area of Liverpool, was last seen on the 22nd December 2017. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate him since. He is described as...

    21/02/2018
  14. Titan appeal for information on whereabouts of absconded prisoner ormskirk

    Titan North West Regional Organised Crime Unit are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man who absconded from an ...

    Titan North West Regional Organised Crime Unit are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man who absconded from an open prison in August 2017. Shaun Price. who was sentenced to 64 months in prison in 2016 for burglary and harassment offences, absconded from Kirkham open prison on 27...

    21/02/2018
  15. Message To Shaun Walmsley. 'We WILL find you ormskirk

    Merseyside Police has issued a stark warning message to escaped prisoner Shaun Walmsley: We WILL find you. Walmsley, 28, ...

    Merseyside Police has issued a stark warning message to escaped prisoner Shaun Walmsley: “We WILL find you.” Walmsley, 28, originally of Wallace Street, Walton, escaped from the custody of prison guards outside Aintree University Hospital on the afternoon of Tuesday 21st February last year. ...

    21/02/2018
  16. Ormskirk man named as Blackpool drugs gang convicted ormskirk

    Members of a gang which flooded the streets of Blackpool with Class A drugs have been found guilty. The Carlos gang, ...

    Members of a gang which flooded the streets of Blackpool with Class A drugs have been found guilty. The ‘Carlos’ gang, was headed by Christopher Nimbley, 37, of Wordsworth Street, Liverpool who, it can now be revealed has also been convicted with two others of the brutal rape of a...

    21/02/2018
  17. New posh Burscough chippy opening soon ormskirk

    A posh chippy's opening soon on Burscough's booming Ringtail Retail Park. Fylde Fisheries of Southport will be unveiling its ...

    A posh chippy's opening soon on Burscough's booming Ringtail Retail Park. Fylde Fisheries of Southport will be unveiling its latest venture in the next few weeks, with a projected March opening date according to one company insider. Workmen have been putting the finishing touches to the...

    20/02/2018
  18. 'Suspicious minds' at Downholland fracking meeting ormskirk

    Elvis would have been in his element at a public fracking meeting held in Downholland on Saturday... Aurora Energy Resources ...

    Elvis would have been in his element at a public fracking meeting held in Downholland on Saturday... Aurora Energy Resources sent a number of its top management to the meeting in a bid to calm fears about the planned fracking on the west Lancashire/Sefton border, but many remain to be convinced....

    20/02/2018
  19. MP's pledge to local fuel poverty losers ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper is supporting the charity National Energy Actions (NEA) Fuel Poverty Awareness Day this Friday. Fuel Poverty ...

    MP Rosie Cooper is supporting the charity National Energy Action’s (NEA) Fuel Poverty Awareness Day this Friday. Fuel Poverty Awareness Day will be highlighting the problems faced by those struggling to keep warm in their homes and the excellent work being undertaken to tackle the issue. It...

    20/02/2018
  20. Marie Curie urgently needs daffodil volunteers in Ormskirk and Burscough ormskirk

    Terminal illness charity, Marie Curie is appealing for volunteers to give two hours of their time to hand out the charitys ...

    Terminal illness charity, Marie Curie is appealing for volunteers to give two hours of their time to hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins in the local community, in return for donations. The charity is hoping to get more people than ever wearing the daffodil pin during its annual...

    20/02/2018
  21. Rock Choir raises the roof for St Annes ormskirk

    A brilliant night's entertainment by the talented Rock Choir raised an amazing £1100 for the St Anne's RC roof fund on ...

    A brilliant night's entertainment by the talented Rock Choir raised an amazing £1100 for the St Anne's RC roof fund on Saturday night. The church hall was full to capacity for the event and according to Sue Proffitt (no pun intended) from the Choir a great night was had by all!

    20/02/2018
  22. MP highlights charity funding opportunity ormskirk

    Apply for up to £20,000 for your charity group in 2018! Local MP Rosie Cooper's asking community groups and local ...

    Apply for up to £20,000 for your charity group in 2018! Local MP Rosie Cooper's asking community groups and local charities across West Lancashire to think about what they could do with up to £20,000 this year. They can apply to receive grants of between £500 and £20,000 raised by players of...

    20/02/2018
  23. Lime Street station to close for two months ormskirk

    Liverpool's Lime Street rail station is to close for eight weeks over summer for refurbishment. Network Rail said the station ...

    Liverpool's Lime Street rail station is to close for eight weeks over summer for refurbishment. Network Rail said the station will be closed between 2 June and 29 July, with many services departing and terminating at the city's South Parkway station. The refurbishment will include the opening...

    20/02/2018
  24. Rufford man 'surprised and disgusted' at canal's dog mess problem ormskirk

    Rufford's Lawrence Critchley has contaced QLocal to tell of his 'surprise and disgust' in finding a local canal towpath littered ...

    Rufford's Lawrence Critchley has contaced QLocal to tell of his 'surprise and disgust' in finding a local canal towpath littered with discarded dog waste bags, some in ditches and others hanging from trees, etc. The section of the canal in question runs from the road bridge on Church Road...

    20/02/2018
  25. Women's world day of prayer ormskirk

    Report: Margaret Ellams This year's Women's World Day of Prayer Service will be held at St. James Church, Westhead on Friday ...

    Report: Margaret Ellams This year's Women's World Day of Prayer Service will be held at St. James Church, Westhead on Friday 1st March at 7.30pm. This year the service has been written by the women of Suriname in South America and many churches in Ormskirk and district will take part. Each...

    20/02/2018
  26. Ormskirk and District Snooker League Results ormskirk

    There was no change concerning the top two sides battling it out for honours in Division One of the Ormskirk & District ...

    There was no change concerning the top two sides battling it out for honours in Division One of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League. Five times defending Champions, Southport Conservative Club who are looking for that record-breaking sixth successive crown had their match with Aughton...

    20/02/2018
  27. Another charity shop to close in Ormskirk ormskirk

    Ormskirk is losing another charity shop. Jospice is leaving its Burscough St. shop in April just under five years after opening ...

    Ormskirk is losing another charity shop. Jospice is leaving its Burscough St. shop in April just under five years after opening there. The reaction of one member of staff who was asked if he could work more flexibly in its stores in Maghull, Formby and Southport was forthright: "You can stick...

    19/02/2018
  28. Gone but not forgotten - funeral service for Ormskirk's Joe Whittle ormskirk

    An inquest into the tragic death of Ormskirk's Joseph Whittle was opened in Preston today. It came just days after family, ...

    An inquest into the tragic death of Ormskirk's Joseph Whittle was opened in Preston today. It came just days after family, friends and Home Bargain work colleagues had gathered at West Lancashire Crematorium on Friday afternoon to celebrate his life. An advert in The Champ. had reminded folk...

    19/02/2018
  29. Remembering a golden age for Ormskirk town centre ormskirk

    Remember when you could park for free in Ormskirk, shop at a myriad of independent stores and really enjoy time in the town ...

    Remember when you could park for free in Ormskirk, shop at a myriad of independent stores and really enjoy time in the town centre? It's now just a fond memory for locals of a certain age but many like QLocal's Roger Blaxall, whose father George used to manage Fine Fare on Moor St (it's now...

    19/02/2018
  30. Merseyside Police appeal for help to trace Liverpool bus driver ormskirk

    Police are appealing for information to trace a man believed to have been involved in a case of historic sexual abuse. The ...

    Police are appealing for information to trace a man believed to have been involved in a case of historic sexual abuse. The man, who was around 25 and a bus driver at the time of the incident, is believed to have groomed a 13 year-old girl back in the 1970s. Detective Constable Kevin...

    19/02/2018
  31. Visitors asked to help prevent the spread of flu ormskirk

    Visitors asked to help prevent the spread of flu. Visitors with cold and flu symptoms are being asked to stay away from ...

    Visitors asked to help prevent the spread of flu. Visitors with cold and flu symptoms are being asked to stay away from Southport and Ormskirk hospitals unless absolutely necessary to prevent their spread. Andrew Chalmers, Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, said: “There...

    19/02/2018
  32. Well done OWL - it's high time for this clean up ormskirk

    Our West Lancashire are calling on local people to join them in Ormskirk town centre on Saturday 3rd March as part of the Great ...

    Our West Lancashire are calling on local people to join them in Ormskirk town centre on Saturday 3rd March as part of the ‘Great British Spring Clean’ organised by Keep Britain Tidy. And this morning, Coun. Ian Davis explained why, telling told QLocal: "Many of the alleyways in the town centre...

    19/02/2018
  33. Avocets return to Martin Mere ormskirk

    Spring is in the air at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre with the first 3 avocets returning to the centre on 13 February as part of ...

    Spring is in the air at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre with the first 3 avocets returning to the centre on 13 February as part of the spring migration. The avocets, now currently 4, will remain at the centre until early August, using the reserve as their breeding ground. In the past, numbers...

    19/02/2018
  34. Its the Year of the Dog at Southport Flower Show ormskirk

    Its the Year of the Dog at Southport Flower Show Visitors to the Southport Flower Show can bring along a very special guest ...

    It’s the Year of the Dog at Southport Flower Show Visitors to the Southport Flower Show can bring along a very special guest this summer – their pet dog. For the first time in the event’s 89-year history, families are welcome to bring along their four-legged friends to the seaside venue...

    19/02/2018
  35. It's time to start planning your royal wedding celebrations ormskirk

    With just 3 months to go until the royal wedding, its time to start thinking about how you can join in the celebrations on 19 ...

    With just 3 months to go until the royal wedding, it’s time to start thinking about how you can join in the celebrations on 19 May. Holding a street party is a great way to get together with your neighbours to celebrate this special day and we’re providing a handy guide to organising one,...

    18/02/2018
  36. Two-thirds of motorists would risk their lives in a flood ormskirk

    A survey by the Environment Agency and AA reveals two-thirds of drivers would risk their lives in flood. A shocking ...

    A survey by the Environment Agency and AA reveals two-thirds of drivers would risk their lives in flood. A shocking two-thirds of drivers would gamble with their safety by driving through floodwater – even though this is the leading cause of death during a flood, new figures have revealed. ...

    18/02/2018

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