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  1. Sports industry can be top of the league in reducing plastic pollution ormskirk

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove will today call on sports leaders from across the Commonwealth to join the fight against ...

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove will today call on sports leaders from across the Commonwealth to join the fight against plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. As part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting taking place in London this week, the Environment Secretary will host...

    18/04/2018
  2. Aughton pupils navigate their way to SPAR Lancashire School Games ormskirk

    Pupils from Aughton St Michaels Church of England Primary School are celebrating after securing a place at the largest youth ...

    Pupils from Aughton St Michael’s Church of England Primary School are celebrating after securing a place at the largest youth sporting event in Lancashire, following victory in a primary orienteering competition. The students gathered in bitterly cold conditions at Tarleton Academy to battle it...

    18/04/2018
  3. Local freemasons help NW Blood Bikes at the double ormskirk

    In response to an appeal by local charity North West Blood Bikes (NWBB) for help in replacing their ageing fleet of ...

    In response to an appeal by local charity ‘North West Blood Bikes’ (NWBB) for help in replacing their ageing fleet of motorbikes, Freemasons from West Lancashire were swift to respond. Their own local West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity (WLFC) were delighted to be able to present two, brand new...

    18/04/2018
  4. A united North joins Minister Jo Johnson to hail a new era of transformation ormskirk

    Northern leaders and businesses will join the Minister of State for Transport, Jo Johnson MP, to herald a new era of transport ...

    Northern leaders and businesses will join the Minister of State for Transport, Jo Johnson MP, to herald a new era of transport investment in the North. It marks the moment that Transport for the North becomes England’s first ever Sub-national Transport Body and formally takes up its statutory...

    18/04/2018
  5. Consultation begins on reducing community transport budget ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council is consulting on proposals to reduce the budget which supports community transport services. The ...

    Lancashire County Council is consulting on proposals to reduce the budget which supports community transport services. The council's cabinet agreed in January to reduce the community transport budget to contribute to savings needed to meet a forecasted funding gap of £144m in 2021/22. ...

    17/04/2018
  6. Blackpool Illuminations, 20,000 free wristbands ormskirk

    The free show will be played out on Friday 31 August on the Tower Festival Headland, one of the most iconic outdoor music venues ...

    The free show will be played out on Friday 31 August on the Tower Festival Headland, one of the most iconic outdoor music venues in the UK. Details of the acts and Switch-On personality will be released in the coming weeks. Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “We...

    17/04/2018
  7. Merseyside Police comment on ongoing issues at Alder Hey hospital ormskirk

    Chief Inspector Chris Gibson said: We continue to provide a policing presence at Alder Hey and recognise the sensitivities ...

    Chief Inspector Chris Gibson said: “We continue to provide a policing presence at Alder Hey and recognise the sensitivities involved in this very difficult and sad situation. “Whilst many people have gathered to protest in a peaceful way, Merseyside Police is now investigating a small number of...

    17/04/2018
  8. Some like it hot as Ormskirk firefighters stage their 'chip pan challenge' on Friday ormskirk

    Report: Graeme Spencer Ormskirk firefighters are holding a hot oil demonstration in Ormskirk Town Centre on Friday 20th from ...

    Report: Graeme Spencer Ormskirk firefighters are holding a hot oil demonstration in Ormskirk Town Centre on Friday 20th from 10:30 to 16:00. It will include approx. four demos/burns, and the public will be involved with a 'Chip Pan Challenge' with all revealed on the day! Firefighters are...

    17/04/2018
  9. Hospice hosts first Woof in the Woods ormskirk

    St. Josephs Hospice is hosting its first ever sponsored dog walk, Woof in the Woods, this Sunday and are urging the dogs of ...

    St. Joseph’s Hospice is hosting its first ever sponsored dog walk, Woof in the Woods, this Sunday and are urging the dogs of Sefton and west Lancashire to bark and howl at their owners until they register them for the walk! Woof in the Woods is a 2km dog walk around the beautiful woodlands at...

    17/04/2018
  10. Is this the dividend the Co-op had in mind poser ormskirk

    Business can be ruthless as the closure of two local shops in Aughton has proved since the new Co-op opened in the former Cockbeck ...

    Business can be ruthless as the closure of two local shops in Aughton has proved since the new Co-op opened in the former Cockbeck pub. It didn't take that long for Spar to shut up shop - one insider at the Town Green Lane store said there was chronic lack of investment after it was sold by...

    17/04/2018
  11. City bids to boost 'Beatles Quarter' ormskirk

    Liverpool City Council is to produce a masterplan to boost the citys Beatles Quarter and develop its global tourism appeal. ...

    Liverpool City Council is to produce a masterplan to boost the city’s “Beatles Quarter” and develop its global tourism appeal. A report to the council Cabinet next Friday (April 20) is recommending the city creates a Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) for the area around Mathew Street,...

    17/04/2018
  12. The 'naked truth' from Aughton and Ormskirk U3A ormskirk

    Report: Peter Lloyd Book now for a revealing new production by the Aughton and Ormskirk U3A! 'Up for it' is a hilarious ...

    Report: Peter Lloyd Book now for a revealing new production by the Aughton and Ormskirk U3A! 'Up for it' is a hilarious musical comedy based on a true story of a Pensioners' protest threatening to strip off at a rally in Trafalgar Square, London - 'all will be revealed' at The Civic on...

    17/04/2018
  13. Ormskirk and District Snooker League Results ormskirk

    After last week's third and final week set aside for outstanding matches to be played, we continue into the final two match weeks ...

    After last week's third and final week set aside for outstanding matches to be played, we continue into the final two match weeks this time around and it saw Southport Conservative Club almost seal that sixth, record-breaking title in Division One of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League....

    17/04/2018
  14. New fried chicken takeaway opening soon in Ormskirk ormskirk

    It's 'arrivederci' Little Italy and 'hi y'all' to Dixy Chicken in Ormskirk soon, QLocal can reveal. The popular Green Lane ...

    It's 'arrivederci' Little Italy and 'hi y'all' to Dixy Chicken in Ormskirk soon, QLocal can reveal. The popular Green Lane takeaway has been closed for the past few days in preparation for a new Dixy Chicken opening towards the end of this month with owner Naz of Blackburn - ex Spice House -...

    17/04/2018
  15. Game, sett and match as County fixes more Aughton potholes ormskirk

    Scarth Hill Lane, Aughton is almost back to its best after LCC spent two days at its junction with New Lane fixing potholes. ...

    Scarth Hill Lane, Aughton is almost back to its best after LCC spent two days at its junction with New Lane fixing potholes. The road surface was so bad that it was down to the original cobble setts in places - QLocal's Roger Blaxall took these pictures of the three man team hard at work outside...

    17/04/2018
  16. MP backs Law Society's 'early advice' legal aid campaign ormskirk

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has backed the Law Societys campaign calling for the Government to provide legal aid for early ...

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has backed the Law Society’s campaign calling for the Government to provide legal aid for early advice in family and housing law. Since 2012, legal aid has not been available for most areas of early legal advice; it's claimed a lack of free early legal advice can...

    17/04/2018
  17. The Heatwave Plan ormskirk

    Temperatures are set to soar as the week goes on with the thermometer expected to hit 25 degrees. The Heatwave Plan for ...

    Temperatures are set to soar as the week goes on with the thermometer expected to hit 25 degrees. The Heatwave Plan for England was launched on 1st June 2017. This aims to prepare for, alert people to, and prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in...

    16/04/2018
  18. Ormskirk councillor named a hero after helping save man's life at council meeting ormskirk

    Photos: Lancashire County Council A former Conservative councillor has thanked a Labour colleague for saving his life when he ...

    Photos: Lancashire County Council A former Conservative councillor has thanked a Labour colleague for saving his life when he had a cardiac arrest during a council meeting. Tony Jones was a Morecambe North councillor when he collapsed at a Lancashire County Council meeting in September with...

    16/04/2018
  19. Most primary pupils get the school place they want ormskirk

    98% of primary school starters are getting a place at one of their preferred schools this September. Figures for primary ...

    98% of primary school starters are getting a place at one of their preferred schools this September. Figures for primary school admissions show that 90.6% will get their first preference and 7.48% will go to schools which were their second or third preference. 1.92% of children have...

    16/04/2018
  20. How you can help exciting digital project preserve Lathom's fascinating history ormskirk

    Report: Paul Kenyon Lathom Park Trust will be taking part in the exciting Lathom Digital Project this month. The initiative ...

    Report: Paul Kenyon Lathom Park Trust will be taking part in the exciting Lathom Digital Project this month. The initiative of Paul Sherman and his North West Heritage Group, the project will be showcased on Saturday 21st and 28th April from 10am-4pm when Lathom Park Trust and North West...

    16/04/2018
  21. Scarisbrick Hall's heritage and history on show this weekend ormskirk

    Scarisbrick Hall Heritage Day opens at Scarisbrick Hall, on Saturday 10am - 4pm, and it's an an opportunity for the whole ...

    Scarisbrick Hall Heritage Day opens at Scarisbrick Hall, on Saturday 10am - 4pm, and it's an an opportunity for the whole community to come and explore this local landmark. The Scarisbrick Hall Trust is opening the doors to this wonderful building to reveal a day jam-packed full of free...

    16/04/2018
  22. Appeal after Ormskirk assault ormskirk

    Police are asking for help in identifying the three males pictured who we believe can assist with our enquiries in relation to an ...

    Police are asking for help in identifying the three males pictured who we believe can assist with our enquiries in relation to an assault that occurred at 02:25am on March 4th on Moor St, Ormskirk. The victim received a broken eye socket and broken cheek bone as a result of the assault. ...

    15/04/2018
  23. Country in full swing to party for the royal wedding ormskirk

    Pubs Minister Jake Berry MP is encouraging people to celebrate the big day with their community first at a street party and later ...

    Pubs Minister Jake Berry MP is encouraging people to celebrate the big day with their community first at a street party and later at their local. With just over 1 month to go until the royal wedding, Pubs Minister Jake Berry MP is encouraging people to celebrate the big day with their community...

    15/04/2018
  24. Commonwealth unites to end scourge of plastic ormskirk

    Prime Minister Theresa May announced today that New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana have joined the UK and Vanuatu-led Commonwealth ...

    Prime Minister Theresa May announced today that New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana have joined the UK and Vanuatu-led Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance – an agreement between member states to join forces in the fight against plastic pollution. The group has pledged to ban microbeads in...

    15/04/2018
  25. Planned roadworks in the North West ormskirk

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 April but could ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 April but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as...

    14/04/2018
  26. Western powers strike Syria targets ormskirk

    The US, UK and France have carried out air and missile strikes in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack ...

    The US, UK and France have carried out air and missile strikes in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack last Saturday US President Donald Trump said they hit “targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities” of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Loud explosions...

    14/04/2018
  27. Make sure you know where your charity donations are going ormskirk

    Advice from the Charity Commission on how to give safely to charities. Giving to charity is a longstanding and important ...

    Advice from the Charity Commission on how to give safely to charities. Giving to charity is a longstanding and important tradition, and the British public are generous when it comes to supporting charitable causes. Sadly, that generosity can sometimes be undermined by those who seek to...

    13/04/2018
  28. Sainsburys recalls its Sliced Beetroot because it may contain small pieces of glass ormskirk

    Sainsburys is recalling a batch of its Sliced Beetroot sold in jars because the product may contain small pieces of glass. The ...

    Sainsbury’s is recalling a batch of its Sliced Beetroot sold in jars because the product may contain small pieces of glass. The presence of glass makes this product unsafe to eat and presents a safety risk. Product details Product: by Sainsbury’s Sliced Beetroot Jar size: 340g Best before:...

    13/04/2018
  29. Dementia Friendly Lancashire strategy agreed ormskirk

    A new strategy to tackle dementia across Lancashire was agreed by the county council's cabinet on Thursday 12 April. The ...

    A new strategy to tackle dementia across Lancashire was agreed by the county council's cabinet on Thursday 12 April. The Dementia Friendly Lancashire strategy outlines how the county council will work with other organisations to address dementia between 2018 and 2023. This strategy will...

    13/04/2018
  30. Frequent clubbers most at risk of violence from strangers ormskirk

    Going clubbing three or more times a week triples a persons experiences of violence from strangers and acquaintances, says new ...

    Going clubbing three or more times a week triples a person’s experiences of violence from strangers and acquaintances, says new research from Nottingham Trent University. Going to clubs once or twice weekly, using cannabis and being divorced or separated are the other key factors likely to...

    13/04/2018
  31. New powers to crack down on waste crime ormskirk

    The Environment Agency now has new powers to stop illegal waste sites posing a risk to the environment. The Environment Agency ...

    The Environment Agency now has new powers to stop illegal waste sites posing a risk to the environment. The Environment Agency has been given new powers to tackle illegal waste. Environment Agency given new powers to tackle the problem of illegal waste sites. Powers include ability to...

    13/04/2018
  32. Every dog - and their owner - has its day at great Vets4Pets event ormskirk

    Report: Laura Holder Vets4Pets held a very successful Easter fun day in aid of Support Dogs UK this weekend. Joining us on ...

    Report: Laura Holder Vets4Pets held a very successful Easter fun day in aid of Support Dogs UK this weekend. Joining us on the day at Pets at Home we had a special guest - our very own sponsor Support Dog Ruby and her lovely owner Andrea to answer any questions about Support Dogs. Along...

    13/04/2018
  33. Gosling hatches at Martin Mere ormskirk

    A cape barren gosling has hatched at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Known as either the Cape Barren Goose or Cereopsis, ...

    A cape barren gosling has hatched at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Known as either the Cape Barren Goose or Cereopsis, these birds are well known at Martin Mere for being large grey birds with green bills and a distinctive grunting sound. They are exceptionally protective of their young...

    13/04/2018
  34. BTP urge racegoers to heed vital advice before this years Aintree Grand National ormskirk

    British Transport Police urge racegoers to heed vital advice before this years Aintree Grand National Festival. As the ...

    British Transport Police urge racegoers to heed vital advice before this year’s Aintree Grand National Festival. As the runners and riders get set for this year’s three day Aintree Grand National Festival, British Transport Police are all set to help racegoers enjoy the event safely. Once...

    13/04/2018
  35. Plenty to look forward to as Ormskirk Cricket Club start their new season ormskirk

    Report: Peter Rogan Before the cricket season gets into full flow, Ormsklrk Cricket Club have some unfinished business from ...

    Report: Peter Rogan Before the cricket season gets into full flow, Ormsklrk Cricket Club have some unfinished business from 2017 to complete... Having swept all before them last season, time ran out to complete the League Cup Competition (The Ray Digman Trophy) and so for the first time in...

    13/04/2018
  36. Edge Hill gears up for the 'Battle of Lancashire' ormskirk

    Edge Hill Students Unions Team Edge Hill sports teams are gearing up for VARSITY 2018, an epic annual battle between ...

    Edge Hill Students’ Union’s “Team Edge Hill” sports teams are gearing up for VARSITY 2018, an epic annual battle between Edge Hill University and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), based in Preston. Over twenty different sports teams will be competing in the tournament to be held...

    13/04/2018

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