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  1. Trouble at mill as another Ormskirk shop closes ormskirk

    After five years on what was once one of the busiest streets in the town centre, a well known Ormskirk shop's closed. QLocal ...

    After five years on what was once one of the busiest streets in the town centre, a well known Ormskirk shop's closed. QLocal received this statement from Louis Bowyer at Dove Mill which traded from Church Street: 'As highlighted in a customer notice displayed in the store, the company has...

    08/11/2017
  2. Police urge public to hand in guns during firearms surrender ormskirk

    People in Lancashire are being urged to hand in guns and ammunition as part of a nation-wide firearms surrender starting on 13 ...

    People in Lancashire are being urged to hand in guns and ammunition as part of a nation-wide firearms surrender starting on 13 November 2017. The surrender will run for two weeks, during which weapons can be surrendered at six Lancashire Police stations – Blackburn, Burnley, Blackpool,...

    08/11/2017
  3. Police appeal to find wanted Fylde Coast men ormskirk

    Police have released pictures of 4 Fylde Coast men who are wanted. Nicholas Shaw, 31, of Royal Bank Road, Blackpool, is ...

    Police have released pictures of 4 Fylde Coast men who are wanted. Nicholas Shaw, 31, of Royal Bank Road, Blackpool, is wanted for breaching a restraining order in relation to Domestic Abuse. Daniel Donovan, 28, of Heeley Road, St Annes, wanted in connection with a section 47 assault, an...

    08/11/2017
  4. Ormskirk Tennis Club secures ace kits thanks to homebuilder ormskirk

    Taylor Wimpey North West has served up a £400 sponsorship to Ormskirk Tennis Clubs junior teams. And its donation will ...

    Taylor Wimpey North West has served up a £400 sponsorship to Ormskirk Tennis Club’s junior teams. And its donation will be used to provide kits for the club’s five junior teams to be worn while they compete and train. The club was established in 1905 and encourages people of all ages and...

    08/11/2017
  5. Wait for it - new Burscough Subway opens tomorrow, not today ormskirk

    The area's latest Subway will be opening soon - not just soon enough for some customers! QLocal's learnt that the Ringtail ...

    The area's latest Subway will be opening soon - not just soon enough for some customers! QLocal's learnt that the Ringtail Retail Park cafe will be opening 24 hours later than planned at 7 o'clock tomorrow morning. See you there!

    08/11/2017
  6. Hare coursing in Sollom,three males arrested ormskirk

    West Lancashire Neighbourhood Policing Team received a report of hare coursing in Sollom. The males have been located, reported ...

    West Lancashire Neighbourhood Policing Team received a report of hare coursing in Sollom. The males have been located, reported for the offence and their vehicle seized under the gaming act. It's looking like a long journey home to Leeds for the males involved...

    08/11/2017
  7. Do you know this man? ormskirk

    Taxi driver attacked in Chorley Detectives have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to following an attack ...

    Taxi driver attacked in Chorley Detectives have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to following an attack on a taxi driver in Chorley. Around 3am on Sunday (5th November) the attacker got into a disagreement with the taxi driver over the cost of his fare as he was trying...

    08/11/2017
  8. A house by another name by the brook ormskirk

    Report from Kate Hurst, Ormskirk & District Family History Society My 4xgreat-grandfather James Grayston was in his late ...

    Report from Kate Hurst, Ormskirk & District Family History Society My 4xgreat-grandfather James Grayston was in his late sixties when he died in Aughton, in 1848, but he wasn’t born there and, if circumstances had been different, he might never have been a Grayston at all... In a time when...

    07/11/2017
  9. Student cheats death at Ormskirk railway station ormskirk

    A student is recovering after cheating death when he came into contact with a live rail at Ormskirk railway station on Wednesday ...

    A student is recovering after cheating death when he came into contact with a live rail at Ormskirk railway station on Wednesday morning. This afternoon, a BTP PR officer told QLocal: "At 3am on Wednesday 1 November, we were called to Ormskirk station following reports of a person coming into...

    07/11/2017
  10. Brushing away the cobwebs at The Buck ormskirk

    The new owners of the Buck in Ormskirk have been brushing away the cobwebs - and lots more - as work starts on an ambitious ...

    The new owners of the ‘Buck’ in Ormskirk have been brushing away the cobwebs - and lots more - as work starts on an ambitious one year programme to restore it to its former glory. It’s been bought by Maghull's Mitty group and plans include a new luxury restaurant along with student accommodation...

    07/11/2017
  11. Third history walk success ormskirk

    Report and photo from Chris Bentley Ormskirk Bygone Times third guided history walk took place on Sunday - and is still ...

    Report and photo from Chris Bentley Ormskirk Bygone Times third guided history walk took place on Sunday - and is still managing to pull in good numbers thanks to the support of our local followers. The walk commenced at 11am leaving Coronation Park War Memorial, some brief history was...

    07/11/2017
  12. CCTV Appeal after 5000 worth of coats stolen ormskirk

    Officers investigating the theft of thousands of pounds of outdoor clothing have released CCTV of a man they want to trace. The ...

    Officers investigating the theft of thousands of pounds of outdoor clothing have released CCTV of a man they want to trace. The Go Outdoors store on Rimrose Road in Bootle has suffered losses of more than £5,000 after three incidents in a week. On the first occasion a man walked into the shop...

    07/11/2017
  13. Buses and Trains on strike tomorrow 8th November ormskirk

    Passengers are reminded that strike action will be taking place on Arriva buses, Merseyrail and Northern rail services. ...

    Passengers are reminded that strike action will be taking place on Arriva buses, Merseyrail and Northern rail services. How you can help Stick to public transport wherever possible to reduce congestion on key routes in and out of the city centre Consider if your journey is essential:...

    07/11/2017
  14. Unknown substance spotted along the Fylde Coast ormskirk

    The Environment Agency have been warned of a 'fatty' orange substance which has washed up on local beaches. Residents walking ...

    The Environment Agency have been warned of a 'fatty' orange substance which has washed up on local beaches. Residents walking the Sefton Coast are asked to keep a lookout for anything unusual. Residents along the Fylde reported the findings . The Environment Agency is aware and we are...

    07/11/2017
  15. End to end game ends in last gasp draw for Burscough Richmond ormskirk

    Report from George Clandon Burscough Richmond 2 Turton FC 2 Richmond at this phase in the season can't seem to buy a win... ...

    Report from George Clandon Burscough Richmond 2 Turton FC 2 Richmond at this phase in the season can't seem to buy a win... Having come from 1-0 down, then to take a 2.1 advantage all the way to the 92nd minute, and then concede at the death, was demoralising to say the least. And the...

    07/11/2017
  16. Local talk on the third Battle of Ypres ormskirk

    Acclaimed local military historian Richard Houghton's giving a special address at The Civic this Friday evening on the third ...

    Acclaimed local military historian Richard Houghton's giving a special address at The Civic this Friday evening on the third battle of Ypres - better known as Passchendaele. It starts at 7.30pm with tickets just £10 to include a hot pot supper and entertainment by The Pleasure Folk on a suitable...

    07/11/2017
  17. Lorry driver with foot on dashboard among 4,000 caught by unmarked HGV cab ormskirk

    Shocking footage released by Highways England today shows a trucker checking his phone while his right foot was on the dashboard. ...

    Shocking footage released by Highways England today shows a trucker checking his phone while his right foot was on the dashboard. The driver, stopped...

    07/11/2017
  18. New Year exhibition by acclaimed Parbold artist ormskirk

    A Poets View of Rural Beauty - an exhibition of painting and verse by David Secrett - will be on show from 8th December ...

    ‘A Poet’s View of Rural Beauty’ - an exhibition of painting and verse by David Secrett - will be on show from 8th December – 10th January at WWT Martin Mere, Fish Lane, Burscough. Opening times are 9.30-4.30; Entrance is free to view this exhibition in the hall.

    06/11/2017
  19. Death threats to former EHU professor ormskirk

    Former Edge Hill professor and Hillsborough campaigner, Phil Scraton, has revealed he received death threats while trying to get ...

    Former Edge Hill professor and Hillsborough campaigner, Phil Scraton, has revealed he received death threats while trying to get justice for the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives in the disaster in 1989. He was appointed a member of the Hillsborough Independent Panel (HIP) and led its...

    06/11/2017
  20. BTP investigate possible student fatality on Ormskirk railway line ormskirk

    QLocal reporter Roger Blaxall's following up this news tip from a regular reader. There will be an update tomorrow - Lancashire ...

    QLocal reporter Roger Blaxall's following up this news tip from a regular reader. There will be an update tomorrow - Lancashire Constabulary’s PR office have confirmed there was an incident but referred Blaxall to the BTP press office which closes at 5pm on weeknights... The e-mail reads:...

    06/11/2017
  21. Conserving West Lancashire's war memorials ormskirk

    Extensive research by West Lancashire Borough Council has been successful in earning seven of the area's war memorials a place on ...

    Extensive research by West Lancashire Borough Council has been successful in earning seven of the area's war memorials a place on the National Heritage List for England. War memorials provide communities with an enduring link to those hundreds of thousands who gave their lives in the First...

    06/11/2017
  22. CLA reaction to Governments fly-tipping statistics for England 2016-17 ormskirk

    The CLA, whose members landowners, farmers and rural businesses frequently face having to clear up rubbish fly-tipped on ...

    The CLA, whose members – landowners, farmers and rural businesses – frequently face having to clear up rubbish fly-tipped on private land, says fly-tipping is a national disgrace that blights the countryside. CLA President Ross Murray said: “Fly-tipping is just getting worse and worse. It is a...

    06/11/2017
  23. Average speed cameras to be enforced B6232 Grane Road, Haslingden ormskirk

    NEW average speed cameras will be enforced from Monday 6th November on the B6232 Grane Road. Following their installation and a ...

    NEW average speed cameras will be enforced from Monday 6th November on the B6232 Grane Road. Following their installation and a successful period of testing, the cameras will now go live for enforcement between Junction 5 of the M65 near Belthorn through to the A56 at Haslingden - a total...

    06/11/2017
  24. Support for Local Businesses ormskirk

    Businesses in West Lancashire will get help with their business rates thanks to new measures agreed by the Borough Council. ...

    Businesses in West Lancashire will get help with their business rates thanks to new measures agreed by the Borough Council. The schemes are primarily targeted to help those firms facing the steepest increases in their business rates as a result of the 2017 revaluation of business premises...

    06/11/2017
  25. Booths apples take centre stage. ormskirk

    Booths take pride in the selection of fresh, British grown fruit and vegetables. With numerous varieties of British Apples to ...

    Booths take pride in the selection of fresh, British grown fruit and vegetables. With numerous varieties of British Apples to choose from there were plenty to be packed into this celebratory pie baked by northern based Boho Baker in celebration of Great British Apple Day 2017. ...

    06/11/2017
  26. Final countdown for new Subway ormskirk

    The new Subway at Burscough will be opening on Wednesday. It's ideally sited on the busy Ringtail Retail Park to serve ...

    The new Subway at Burscough will be opening on Wednesday. It's ideally sited on the busy Ringtail Retail Park to serve customers from the local area and those making their way to Southport via Pippin St.

    06/11/2017
  27. Industrial action by Arriva drivers in North West England ormskirk

    Arriva North West is disappointed to announce planned industrial action by drivers and engineers. The next 24 hour strike will be ...

    Arriva North West is disappointed to announce planned industrial action by drivers and engineers. The next 24 hour strike will be Monday 6th November 2017. Strike action for Monday 6th November to go-ahead as planned. No planned Arriva bus services in Merseyside, Greater Manchester,...

    06/11/2017
  28. Big Tide Walk ormskirk

    Join the RSPB on a guided walk to see a unique view over Marshside, as the tide comes onto the marsh. Enjoy the amazing ...

    Join the RSPB on a guided walk to see a unique view over Marshside, as the tide comes onto the marsh. Enjoy the amazing wildlife spectacle as wading birds move across the site looking for roosting sites as the water rises. As the marsh floods keep a look out for small mammals trying to escape...

    06/11/2017
  29. Pride of Ormskirk man presented with Ambassador of Peace medal in Korea ormskirk

    Report from Nikki Hennessy Billy Melia, a Korean veteran from Ormskirk, received the coveted Korean Peace medal in April this ...

    Report from Nikki Hennessy Billy Melia, a Korean veteran from Ormskirk, received the coveted Korean Peace medal in April this year while he and his grandson Jacob were attending a 'revisit'. I organised the visit for Dad - 21 when he went to war - and he took Jacob, now 21, too. It's being...

    06/11/2017
  30. Ormskirk and District Snooker League Results ormskirk

    This week saw a return to league action after the cup matches last week and the postponement of all league matches the previous ...

    This week saw a return to league action after the cup matches last week and the postponement of all league matches the previous week due to the very sad passing of our league President, Dave Wright. It certainly didn't affect the progress of Reigning Champions, Southport Conservative Club as...

    05/11/2017
  31. Reformation spirit lives on at special Aughton church meeting UPDATE ormskirk

    The spirit of the Reformation - which gave power to the people, not the church - lived on this week in Aughton. On Tuesday ...

    The spirit of the Reformation - which gave power to the people, not the church - lived on this week in Aughton. On Tuesday evening, Aughton Park Baptist Church was full to capacity as the story which gripped Martin Luther was told enthusiastically by Pastor Oliver Allmand-Smith who recounted his...

    04/11/2017
  32. Merseyside gang jailed for rural cannabis farm conspiracy ormskirk

    A Merseyside gang who used remote farmhouses in Wales and Staffordshire to grow cannabis worth £1.3 million have been ...

    A Merseyside gang who used remote farmhouses in Wales and Staffordshire to grow cannabis worth £1.3 million have been jailed. The 12-strong organised crime group were sentenced to a total of 39 years during two days of court hearings at Liverpool Crown Court. Led by Gary Long and Peter...

    04/11/2017
  33. Hole in Ormskirk pavement - cue the old joke ormskirk

    A mystery holes appeared on a pavement on Southport Road, Ormskirk. Someones sensibly put a traffic cone in it to alert ...

    A mystery hole’s appeared on a pavement on Southport Road, Ormskirk. Someone’s sensibly put a traffic cone in it to alert pedestrians and cyclists; cue the old joke 'there’s a hole in the pavement, the Council's looking into it...'

    04/11/2017
  34. Safety first at West End School thanks to Taylor Wimpey ormskirk

    This autumn, leading homebuilder Taylor Wimpey is encouraging families in Ormskirk to leave their car keys at home and journey to ...

    This autumn, leading homebuilder Taylor Wimpey is encouraging families in Ormskirk to leave their car keys at home and journey to school on foot. It's donated 50 high-visibility snap wristbands to pupils at Ormskirk West End Primary to keep youngsters safe on their way to and from school, as...

    04/11/2017
  35. News of note from the Ormskirk Music Society ormskirk

    Report from Clare Williams This November, Ormskirk Music Society will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Today, the ...

    Report from Clare Williams This November, Ormskirk Music Society will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Today, the Society is made up of an orchestra and choir which have been meeting continuously since 1967. However, the roots of music-making in Ormskirk go back much further. The first...

    04/11/2017
  36. Fabulous fundraising success for Community Link Foundation ormskirk

    Cushty! A fabulous fundraiser raised thousands of pounds for a local charity last month. Community Link Foundation organised ...

    Cushty! A fabulous fundraiser raised thousands of pounds for a local charity last month. Community Link Foundation organised the 'Only Fools and Three Courses' event at Southport Rugby Club and while the cash is still being counted, it raised over £10,000! The event was sponsored by Mark...

    04/11/2017

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