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  1. Driver blows 150 after Lydiate RTC ormskirk

    The driver of a vehicle who hit the bridge after coming out of the Running Horses in Bells Lane Lydiate last night was arrested ...

    The driver of a vehicle who hit the bridge after coming out of the Running Horses in Bells Lane Lydiate last night was arrested after blowing 150 at the roadside. Road closures were put in place until the vehicle could be removed. The driver also blew 150 in custody and will be charged this...

    07/01/2018
  2. Sugary drinks face NHS ban if action is not taken ormskirk

    Sugary drinks will be further removed from NHS canteens, shops and vending machines during 2018. The NHS is taking action on ...

    Sugary drinks will be further removed from NHS canteens, shops and vending machines during 2018. The NHS is taking action on sugar, with almost two thirds of NHS trusts now signed up to a voluntary scheme to reduce sales of sugary drinks to 10 per cent or less of sold beverages. Some NHS Trusts...

    06/01/2018
  3. Homeowners can apply now for the West Lancs Winter Warm Scheme ormskirk

    Homeowners can apply now for the West Lancs Winter Warm Scheme Homeowners could be eligible to have their gas heating ...

    Homeowners can apply now for the West Lancs Winter Warm Scheme Homeowners could be eligible to have their gas heating appliance repaired or replaced for free with the Winter Warm Scheme. West Lancashire Borough Council has received funding from Lancashire County Council’s Public...

    06/01/2018
  4. New interim chief executive and director of resources takes up her post ormskirk

    A new interim chief executive and director of resources has taken up her post at Lancashire County Council. Angie Ridgwell has ...

    A new interim chief executive and director of resources has taken up her post at Lancashire County Council. Angie Ridgwell has joined the organisation from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), where she was director general for Finance and Corporate Services. ...

    06/01/2018
  5. Fire at Liverpool Waterfront Car Park update ormskirk

    Following the fire which broke out at Liverpool Waterfront Car Park on New Years Eve, the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, has ...

    Following the fire which broke out at Liverpool Waterfront Car Park on New Year’s Eve, the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, has initiated an investigation into the circumstances around the cause of the fire and the response to the incident. This will include an overview of all city council...

    05/01/2018
  6. The Government has ignored the warning signs and neglected our NHS this Winter ormskirk

    The Government has ignored the warning signs and neglected our NHS this Winter Todays statistics show the NHS is in ...

    The Government has ignored the warning signs and neglected our NHS this Winter Today’s statistics show the NHS is in crisis in the North West with hundreds of patients waiting in ambulances outside hospitals for over an hour and hospitals running out of beds. These figures show a health...

    05/01/2018
  7. Missing Blackpool man ormskirk

    Police are appealing for information about a missing Blackpool man. 67-year-old James Sanderson was last seen at around 11.25am ...

    Police are appealing for information about a missing Blackpool man. 67-year-old James Sanderson was last seen at around 11.25am on Tuesday (2.1.18) in the Ansdell Road area. Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1074 on Jan 2.

    05/01/2018
  8. Commissioner seeks views as Government passes police funding onto local taxpayers ormskirk

    Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw is asking residents how much they would be happy to invest in policing. ...

    Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw is asking residents how much they would be happy to invest in policing. It follows the Government’s announcement that there will be no extra money from the Home Office to tackle crime in Lancashire. Since 2010, Lancashire...

    05/01/2018
  9. Man wanted on European arrest warrant ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 31-year-old man from Slovakia who is wanted on a European Arrest ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 31-year-old man from Slovakia who is wanted on a European Arrest Warrant. Marek Horvath is wanted on warrant after failing to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday, 13 October 2011. Proceedings are continuing to...

    05/01/2018
  10. Children unprepared for social media 'cliff edge' as they start secondary school ormskirk

    Children unprepared for social media cliff edge as they start secondary school, Childrens Commissioner for England warns in ...

    Children unprepared for social media ‘cliff edge’ as they start secondary school, Children’s Commissioner for England warns in new report. New report on effects of social media on 8-to-12-year-olds shows the way children use social media and its effects on their wellbeing hits a ‘cliff edge’...

    05/01/2018
  11. Check your details on the 2018 Register of Electors ormskirk

    West Lancashire Borough Council is urging people to check their details are correct on the 2018 Register of Electors. The ...

    West Lancashire Borough Council is urging people to check their details are correct on the 2018 Register of Electors. The revised version of the Register of Electors is available for inspection, under supervision, during normal office hours at the Council Offices, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk...

    05/01/2018
  12. Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust figures 'shocking' claims Labour ormskirk

    New figures released for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust are "a real cause for concern" claims Labour's prospective ...

    New figures released for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust are "a real cause for concern" claims Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate for Southport, Liz Savage. Latest statistics covering the period from Christmas Day to New Year's Eve reveal that local bed occupancy rates ran...

    05/01/2018
  13. Nappy New Year. Maternity unit scoops another top rating ormskirk

    Ifs official - mothers who have given birth at Ormskirk hospital have voted it to be one of the best places for midwifery care ...

    If’s official - mothers who have given birth at Ormskirk hospital have voted it to be one of the best places for midwifery care across the country. In an NHS watchdog report, Mum’s have officially ranked ‘Maternity Services’ at the Wigan Road site the 11th best in England. Ormskirk hospital...

    04/01/2018
  14. Fancy a new pair of shoes? ormskirk

    Lancashire Police is asking people to swap their shoes for a pair of police boots and consider a career in policing, when it opens ...

    Lancashire Police is asking people to swap their shoes for a pair of police boots and consider a career in policing, when it opens the recruitment process for new police officers from 4th January 2018. The force wants to attract in the region of 200 new officers in 2018/2019 and is looking...

    04/01/2018
  15. Colder, drier weather on the way ormskirk

    After recent mild and stormy conditions, it will gradually turn drier and colder as the weather quietens down. Storm ...

    After recent mild and stormy conditions, it will gradually turn drier and colder as the weather quietens down. Storm Eleanor brought damaging gusts of winds across the UK during Tuesday night into Wednesday (2-3 January) with widespread gusts of 60-80mph and peak gust of 90mph recorded at...

    04/01/2018
  16. 1.3 million older people spend two months a year alone ormskirk

    1.3 million older people spend two months a year alone. Some 1.3 million older people spend the equivalent of two months a year ...

    1.3 million older people spend two months a year alone. Some 1.3 million older people spend the equivalent of two months a year without seeing anyone, according to a poll. A OnePoll survey of 1,000 over 65-year-olds, found 11% said they spent five days or more a month without seeing anyone....

    04/01/2018
  17. Lucy Ratchford missing since December ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to locate a 14-year-old girl from Kensington who was last seen in December. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to locate a 14-year-old girl from Kensington who was last seen in December. Lucy Ratchford was last seen at her home address on Hannan Road on Wednesday, 27 December and extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate her. Lucy is described...

    04/01/2018
  18. Lancashire police wanted appeal - Thomas John Quadrio and Michael Arthur O'Leary ormskirk

    Police are appealing for information after two prisoners have absconded from HMP Kirkham. Thomas John Quadrio and Michael ...

    Police are appealing for information after two prisoners have absconded from HMP Kirkham. Thomas John Quadrio and Michael Arthur O’Leary absconded from the prison on the 1st January 2018 and haven’t been seen since. Quadrio, 33 is described as 5ft 11in tall, of slight build with brown...

    04/01/2018
  19. Foster and change a child's life ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council is hoping that when people made their New Year's resolutions, they took the time to think how they might ...

    Lancashire County Council is hoping that when people made their New Year's resolutions, they took the time to think how they might help local children for whom life hasn't been easy. On Monday 1 January, the county council launched a campaign to recruit more foster carers. The campaign is...

    04/01/2018
  20. A vintage afternoon at Christians of Banks ormskirk

    All roads led to Banks on Monday afternoon for classic car and bike enthusiasts from all over west Lancashire! Theyd revelled ...

    All roads led to Banks on Monday afternoon for classic car and bike enthusiasts from all over west Lancashire! They’d revelled earlier in two free shows in the morning at Briars Hall, Lathom followed by a similar event at the Corner House, Wrightington at mid day. Later, many travelled to the...

    03/01/2018
  21. The new year brings New homes for Rufford residents ormskirk

    Delighted residents in Rufford are starting the new year in brand new homes. The mix of affordable two and three bed homes, ...

    Delighted residents in Rufford are starting the new year in brand new homes. The mix of affordable two and three bed homes, which are owned and managed by the Torus housing group, are part of the prestigious Roseacre Meadows development. Torus chief executive Rob Young and chair, Graham...

    03/01/2018
  22. Sitting pretty in the town centre, thanks to OWL ormskirk

    Older and less mobile shoppers will benefit from the new seating installed at Wheatsheaf Walk in Ormskirk after the Borough ...

    Older and less mobile shoppers will benefit from the new seating installed at Wheatsheaf Walk in Ormskirk after the Borough council responded to a request on behalf of local residents from Our West Lancashire. Cllr Ian Davis told QLocal this morning: “I’ve been contacted by several older...

    03/01/2018
  23. Ormskirk heritage talks for 2018 ormskirk

    A series of six 'Heritage' talks on Ormskirk, covering a wide range of topics, has been planned by Dot Broady-Hawkes for the new ...

    A series of six 'Heritage' talks on Ormskirk, covering a wide range of topics, has been planned by Dot Broady-Hawkes for the new year. Admission is free with the support of Ormskirk Community Partnership and funded by the Heritage Lottery. They're all at The Civic on Monday Feb. 12th; 19th...

    03/01/2018
  24. Police investigate spate of vandal attacks in Ormskirk town centre ormskirk

    Mindless vandals have been having a smashing time in Ormskirk town centre - but not everyone's sharing the joke... Police are ...

    Mindless vandals have been having a smashing time in Ormskirk town centre - but not everyone's sharing the joke... Police are now investigating at least three attacks on local shops where the windows have been smashed including the new Dempsey’s Lancashire cafe and food shop, the new look...

    03/01/2018
  25. Man arrested after Acropolis chippy takes a battering ormskirk

    An Ormskirk man kicked off - literally - after angrily discovering his favourite chip shop had closed on Christmas Eve. ...

    An Ormskirk man kicked off - literally - after angrily discovering his favourite chip shop had closed on Christmas Eve. Frightened staff watched as he repeatedly kicked the window at the Acropolis on Aughton St. before they called the police. The 29-year-old was arrested and cautioned - he...

    02/01/2018
  26. Police investigate student mugging ormskirk

    Police are investigating a student mugging in Ormskirk. Officers are keen to trace witnesses to the attack on Halsall Lane on ...

    Police are investigating a student mugging in Ormskirk. Officers are keen to trace witnesses to the attack on Halsall Lane on Tuesday evening at around 7.30 when a student from Bangor, N Wales was pushed by one or two assailants before he stumbled to the floor and his Samsung S6 was stolen. ...

    02/01/2018
  27. MP calls on local folk to defend free school meals in Universal Credit rollout ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper's joined with The Childrens Society in calling for the Government to rethink plans around free school meals ...

    MP Rosie Cooper's joined with The Children’s Society in calling for the Government to rethink plans around free school meals under Universal Credit. Currently, as Universal Credit is rolled out, all children who live in a household receiving this new benefit receive a free school meal. ...

    02/01/2018
  28. Scarisbrick drink driver fined and banned ormskirk

    A Scarisbrick lady who knocked over a teenager while drunk at the wheel of her Mercedes E Class one November tea time has admitted ...

    A Scarisbrick lady who knocked over a teenager while drunk at the wheel of her Mercedes E Class one November tea time has admitted to drink driving. On Thursday last, Lorraine Sutter, 54, of Drummerdale Lane appeared before Preston magistrates and was banned for 12 months, fined £825 and ordered...

    02/01/2018
  29. PHE launches Change4Life campaign around childrens snacking ormskirk

    New Change4Life campaign encourages parents to 'look for 100-calorie snacks, two a day max' to cut childrens sugar intake. ...

    New Change4Life campaign encourages parents to 'look for 100-calorie snacks, two a day max' to cut children’s sugar intake. Public Health England (PHE) is helping parents take control of their children’s snacking by launching the first Change4Life campaign promoting healthier snacks. This...

    02/01/2018
  30. Passengers reminded to plan ahead during January's rail strike ormskirk

    Passengers travelling to, from and within the Liverpool City Region are being urged to plan their journeys and check before they ...

    Passengers travelling to, from and within the Liverpool City Region are being urged to plan their journeys and check before they travel ahead of planned industrial action by members of the RMT union on Merseyrail and Northern rail services on Monday 8th, Wednesday 10th and Friday 12th January 2018....

    02/01/2018
  31. Aaron Carney missing from home ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for help in finding a 15 year-old boy who is missing from home. Aaron Carney, was last seen ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for help in finding a 15 year-old boy who is missing from home. Aaron Carney, was last seen in a taxi on Chapel Lane, Cronton, Widnes, at 3pm on Saturday 23rd December, but it is believed he is in the St Helens area. Aaron, is described as white, 5ft...

    02/01/2018
  32. Mind the gap as council wrestles with budget shortfall ormskirk

    Borough Council officers have identified a significant budget gap for 2018-19 of £1.1m and have commented that the ...

    Borough Council officers have identified a “significant budget gap” for 2018-19 of £1.1m and have commented that the position is “very challenging.” Services could suffer because of this and the council could have to increase fees and charges. They are talking about increasing their section...

    02/01/2018
  33. Well known local rambler to be honoured ormskirk

    Report: Ingrid Donakey Merseyside & West Cheshire Area Ramblers are making a lasting tribute to Ron Gordon, a long-standing ...

    Report: Ingrid Donakey Merseyside & West Cheshire Area Ramblers are making a lasting tribute to Ron Gordon, a long-standing resident of Aughton, in honour of the voluntary work he carried out locally and in the wider area for the Ramblers. And to commemorate his dedicated work, the Ramblers...

    02/01/2018
  34. Great comic timing for re launch of the Burscough Ha Ha Club ormskirk

    That's funny! Some great news on the local entertainment front from Freddy Quinne who's contacted the QLocal news desk: 'Hi ...

    That's funny! Some great news on the local entertainment front from Freddy Quinne who's contacted the QLocal news desk: 'Hi there, I wondered if you'd be interested in doing an article on the relaunch of The Ha Ha Club at Burscough Wharf? (Of course!)

    02/01/2018
  35. Fire in multi-storey car park at Kings Dock, Liverpool ormskirk

    UPDATE AT 06.30 01/01/2017: The fire is ongoing but has been contained to the car park. MFRS received support from brigades ...

    UPDATE AT 06.30 01/01/2017: The fire is ongoing but has been contained to the car park. MFRS received support from brigades from the NW region through the early hours. We are likely to be engaged at the scene for several hours and further investigation will follow firefighting action. ...

    01/01/2018
  36. 60 million boost to UK childrens television ormskirk

    The development of a new multi-million pound pilot fund to help increase the range of childrens television in the UK has been ...

    The development of a new multi-million pound pilot fund to help increase the range of children’s television in the UK has been announced by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley. The Government’s response to the consultation on the Contestable Fund, sets out proposals for up to £60 million to be made...

    31/12/2017

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