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  1. Charities encouraged to bid for Ł15 million Tampon Tax Fund ormskirk

    Thousands of women and girls across the country are set to benefit from a new £15 million round of the Tampon Tax Fund. ...

    Thousands of women and girls across the country are set to benefit from a new £15 million round of the Tampon Tax Fund. £15 million available for charities working with vulnerable women and girls Each successful project will receive at least £1 million in funding £47 million has been allocated...

    29/11/2018
  2. Another sad day for Ormskirk ormskirk

    The doors closed for the final time at the RBS bank on Derby St., Ormskirk on Tuesday afternoon. It's believed four members of ...

    The doors closed for the final time at the RBS bank on Derby St., Ormskirk on Tuesday afternoon. It's believed four members of staff have been made redundant; no one at the bank wanted a final 'for old times sake ' photo taken by QLocal reporter Roger Blaxall - well it was hardly a happy day for...

    29/11/2018
  3. Ormskirk lights up early for Christmas ormskirk

    Ormskirk lit up early for Christmas on Sunday - by six minutes according to one bystander! He was one of the hundreds of folk ...

    Ormskirk lit up early for Christmas on Sunday - by six minutes according to one bystander! He was one of the hundreds of folk who thronged the town centre for the new look event with the lights going on a 4.54 after a packed Gingerbread market. And Christ wasn't missing from Christmas with...

    28/11/2018
  4. Met Office issue yellow warning for wind in the region ormskirk

    The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind in the region. A very unsettled spell of weather is expected, with strong ...

    The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind in the region. A very unsettled spell of weather is expected, with strong winds, combined with widespread and in places heavy rain. Winds are expected to increase from the far southwest early on Wednesday, spreading northeast, with areas...

    28/11/2018
  5. Man wanted after being convicted of damaging and stealing from Thwaites Brewery ormskirk

    Have you seen wanted man Patrick Ward, 32? He is being sought by police after being convicted in his absence of conspiracy ...

    Have you seen wanted man Patrick Ward, 32? He is being sought by police after being convicted in his absence of conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit criminal damage after a trial Preston Crown Court last week. The offences relate to PatrickÂ’s involvement in over £313k of...

    28/11/2018
  6. Poultry farmers and bird keepers urged to prepare for winter Avian Flu threat ormskirk

    Poultry farmers and pet bird keepers across the UK urged to prepare for winter Avian Flu threat through biosecurity measures. ...

    Poultry farmers and pet bird keepers across the UK urged to prepare for winter Avian Flu threat through biosecurity measures. The Chief Veterinary Officers across the UK are encouraging all poultry keepers to take action now to reduce the risk of disease over the winter. Since June 2017,...

    28/11/2018
  7. Cheque this out - Pangea's generous donation to war horse charity ormskirk

    Pangea Sculptures recently held an in store event – with 10% of the sculpture sales being donated from Pangea to the War Horse ...

    Pangea Sculptures recently held an in store event – with 10% of the sculpture sales being donated from Pangea to the War Horse Memorial charity. "We invited our customers old and new, and it was a great success," said Bev Howard from the County Road company. Among those pictured at the...

    28/11/2018
  8. Turning back the clock - again - at Burscough history and heritage weekend ormskirk

    Burscough's popular Stanley Club was buzzing this weekend as over 600 visitors celebrated local history and heritage. Mayor ...

    Burscough's popular Stanley Club was buzzing this weekend as over 600 visitors celebrated local history and heritage. Mayor Noel Delaney assisted by Stuart and Lynne Gray did the honours - and now organiser Michael Dawson's thanked everyone who helped make the event such a success. He told...

    28/11/2018
  9. Home Instead is outstanding, again ormskirk

    QLocal is delighted to post this good news story received by the busy news desk yesterday from Robert Godson who with wife Gail ...

    QLocal is delighted to post this good news story received by the busy news desk yesterday from Robert Godson who with wife Gail runs Home Instead on Heskin Lane, Ormskirk. 'In these challenging times for Adult Social Care across England, we are delighted to confirm that following a recent...

    28/11/2018
  10. How Rainbow House is branching out after Christmas ormskirk

    Rainbow House has launched a new “Recycle your Christmas Tree” service to save people time and hassle in the New Year and raise ...

    Rainbow House has launched a new “Recycle your Christmas Tree” service to save people time and hassle in the New Year and raise funds. The charity will collect and recycle Christmas trees on Saturday 5th or Sunday 6th January for a suggested minimum donation of £10 per tree. A team of...

    28/11/2018
  11. Most detailed picture yet of UK's future climate ormskirk

    The UK’s most comprehensive picture yet of how the climate could change over the next century was yesterday launched by ...

    The UKÂ’s most comprehensive picture yet of how the climate could change over the next century was yesterday launched by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. The UK Climate Projections 2018 (UKCP18) include: UKÂ’s most comprehensive projections of climate change Data gives most detailed...

    27/11/2018
  12. Outstanding paramedic work helps NWAS Trust achieve Good rating ormskirk

    England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has welcomed improvements at North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust following its latest ...

    EnglandÂ’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has welcomed improvements at North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust following its latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission. A team of inspectors from the Care Quality Commission visited North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust in June and July...

    27/11/2018
  13. Up to 5 million workers benefited from the National Living Wage in 2018 ormskirk

    The Low Pay Commission’s 2018 Report, published today, finds that increases to the National Living Wage (NLW) raised the pay of ...

    The Low Pay CommissionÂ’s 2018 Report, published today, finds that increases to the National Living Wage (NLW) raised the pay of up to 5 million workers this year. Chair of the Low Pay Commission Bryan Sanderson said: That 5 million workers received higher pay rises in April than they would...

    27/11/2018
  14. The temperature's rising at St. Anne's Church, Ormskirk ormskirk

    A quarter of a million pounds and counting! That's the good news from Ormskirk St Anne's RC Church where its roof appeal fund ...

    A quarter of a million pounds and counting! That's the good news from Ormskirk St Anne's RC Church where its roof appeal fund has reached another 'high' Junior committee members are pictured updating the thermometer to reflect that we have passed the quarter of a million mark; also shown is...

    27/11/2018
  15. Scout's honour for MP Rosie ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper took the opportunity during UK Parliament Week to visit the 45th Ormskirk Scouts based at Burscough Methodist ...

    MP Rosie Cooper took the opportunity during UK Parliament Week to visit the 45th Ormskirk Scouts based at Burscough Methodist Church. UK Parliament Week is a UK-wide festival which took place from 12-18 November, aiming to engage people, especially young people, from different backgrounds and...

    27/11/2018
  16. Ormskirk and District Snooker League Results ormskirk

    This time around saw no change again at the top of the Division One league table of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker ...

    This time around saw no change again at the top of the Division One league table of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League. Joint leaders, Aughton Institute E, clashed with the other joint pace-setters this week in Red Lion Social Club A in a mouth-watering match and after a tight, tense...

    27/11/2018
  17. Which way now for local plan poser ormskirk

    Labour's 'charm offensive ' over its controversial local plan proposals has begun with leaflets being distributed in Ormskirk last ...

    Labour's 'charm offensive ' over its controversial local plan proposals has begun with leaflets being distributed in Ormskirk last week trying to set the record straight and allay 'media myths' about its proposals which have seen overwhelming opposition, not least from this concerned Bickstaffe...

    27/11/2018
  18. Abbie, 9, lights up Ormskirk ormskirk

    A lucky nine year old from Ormskirk CE School helped light up the town on Sunday! Abbie Robinson was on hand to do the honours ...

    A lucky nine year old from Ormskirk CE School helped light up the town on Sunday! Abbie Robinson was on hand to do the honours at the community Christmas tree outside the parish church after winning a competition promoted by Our West Lancashire.

    27/11/2018
  19. An invitation to a special Chia Chia Christmas ormskirk

    Here's a generous invitation from an Ormskirk store that's already caught the imagination of thousands of folk! As of ...

    Here's a generous invitation from an Ormskirk store that's already caught the imagination of thousands of folk! As of yesterday, an amazing 30,000 people had viewed this FB post by Josh Gordon, MD of Chia Chia on Aughton St. 'On Christmas Day this year, we are going to be putting a free...

    27/11/2018
  20. New measures in government fight against waste crime ormskirk

    Householders have a legal ‘duty of care’ to ensure they only give their waste to a licensed carrier. Today (26 November), new ...

    Householders have a legal ‘duty of careÂ’ to ensure they only give their waste to a licensed carrier. Today (26 November), new financial penalties of up to £400 for householders who fail to properly exercise this responsibility, and whose waste is found fly-tipped, have moved a step closer as...

    26/11/2018
  21. Pool teams 'Up for the cup' ormskirk

    Report: Brian Brighouse League fixtures took a break this week as clubs and pubs hosted the next round of the pool singles ...

    Report: Brian Brighouse League fixtures took a break this week as clubs and pubs hosted the next round of the pool singles knockout; 64 players battled to be in the next round which isnÂ’t scheduled to be played until next Easter. In the 2016/17 season, we introduced a cup competition - the...

    26/11/2018
  22. Smart Meter Programme Assessment by the National Audit Office ormskirk

    Today the National Audit Office has published their assessment of the Smart Meter roll out programme. It provided a summary of the ...

    Today the National Audit Office has published their assessment of the Smart Meter roll out programme. It provided a summary of the programme, strategy, and benefits, key... ​Summary of Programme Smart meters can record energy consumption in each half-hour period and communicate with energy...

    26/11/2018
  23. 40 reasons to back the Brexit deal ormskirk

    Here are the reasons why the deal negotiated by the Prime Minister is the right deal for the UK. Free movement will come to an ...

    Here are the reasons why the deal negotiated by the Prime Minister is the right deal for the UK. Free movement will come to an end, once and for all, with the introduction of a new skills-based immigration system. We will take back full control of our money which we will be able to spend on...

    26/11/2018
  24. Crackdown to stop rogue bailiffs making lives a misery ormskirk

    Sweeping Government reforms in 2014 significantly curtailed bailiffs’ powers, as well as improving transparency and ensuring ...

    Sweeping Government reforms in 2014 significantly curtailed bailiffsÂ’ powers, as well as improving transparency and ensuring those with outstanding debts knew their rights. Having listened to concerns from charities, debt advice organisations and others, the Government has today launched a Call...

    25/11/2018
  25. Guests enjoy a 'super celebration' with Mayor of West Lancashire ormskirk

    The Mayor of West Lancashire hosted a special celebration to mark Prince Charles landmark birthday and photos from the day are ...

    The Mayor of West Lancashire hosted a special celebration to mark Prince Charles landmark birthday and photos from the day are being sent to the Prince himself. The Prince turned 70 on 14 November and Councillor Noel Delaney invited West Lancashire residents who are also 70 in 2018 to an...

    24/11/2018
  26. Moss Lane, Burscough blocked after noontime crash ormskirk

    MG ZR's, stone walls and speed obviously don't mix after a driver escaped unharmed from this dramatic 'solo' crash on the busy A59 ...

    MG ZR's, stone walls and speed obviously don't mix after a driver escaped unharmed from this dramatic 'solo' crash on the busy A59 at lunchtime. Police were called at around 11.45am to reports of the road being blocked - a police PR officer told QLocal reporter Roger Blaxall that the hot hatch...

    23/11/2018
  27. Ofwat calls for fairer, faster, more hassle free compensation for water customers ormskirk

    Water regulator Ofwat has recommended an overhaul of compensation arrangements for water customers who are left off supply. The ...

    Water regulator Ofwat has recommended an overhaul of compensation arrangements for water customers who are left off supply. The proposed changes, which come on the back of the regulator’s review into water companies’ handling of the ‘Beast from the East’ earlier this year, would see compensation...

    23/11/2018
  28. Use of tights to cover unmarked police car emergency lights . ormskirk

    National guidance will be developed to standardise the practice of covering emergency blue lights on unmarked police cars ...

    National guidance will be developed to standardise the practice of covering emergency blue lights on unmarked police cars following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation. Our recommendations to the National Police ChiefsÂ’ Council (NPCC) follow an investigationinto...

    23/11/2018
  29. Lancashire to fly the White Ribbon flag ormskirk

    White Ribbons will be on show at County Hall, Preston and at libraries across Lancashire from Sunday 25 November to support the ...

    White Ribbons will be on show at County Hall, Preston and at libraries across Lancashire from Sunday 25 November to support the White Ribbon Campaign. The White Ribbon Campaign is an international initiative established by men to end all forms of violence against women and girls. The White...

    23/11/2018
  30. North West Bird Watching Festival returns to Martin Mere ormskirk

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre’s annual extravaganza, the North West Bird Watching Festival, returns at the end of the month and ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland CentreÂ’s annual extravaganza, the North West Bird Watching Festival, returns at the end of the month and itÂ’s not to be missed. Join us on Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November to hear from TV presenters Miranda Krestovnikoff and George McGavin, wildlife photographer Alan Hewitt,...

    23/11/2018
  31. Hopes are high that this year's Poppy collections are the best ever ormskirk

    It looks like this year's Poppy collections in and around Ormskirk are the best ever! QLocal reporter Roger Blaxall's learnt ...

    It looks like this year's Poppy collections in and around Ormskirk are the best ever! QLocal reporter Roger Blaxall's learnt that an amazing £7,218,03 alone was raised at Morrison's - more news when we get it from the local poppy organisers Bernie and Liz.

    23/11/2018
  32. Police called to alarming night at Nationwide Building Society ormskirk

    Police seemed powerless to stop an annoying alarm which blared away for over an hour last night at Ormskirk's Nationwide building ...

    Police seemed powerless to stop an annoying alarm which blared away for over an hour last night at Ormskirk's Nationwide building society. The problem was finding a keyholder who could silence the contraption - two officers turned up at 10.30 after a number of local complaints; it's not yet...

    23/11/2018
  33. Liam Hawkes missing from home ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 15-year-old Liam Hawkes. Liam was last seen in ...

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 15-year-old Liam Hawkes. Liam was last seen in the afternoon of Saturday, 27 October when he was last seen in the Wrexham area. Liam is described as white, 5ft 11in tall of slim build and pale complexion. He is...

    23/11/2018
  34. 'Ticket to ride' today for St Anne's school choir ormskirk

    Now that's what I call a music lesson! Some 80 children are at THE Abbey Road studios today - courtesy of Virgin trains - ...

    Now that's what I call a music lesson! Some 80 children are at THE Abbey Road studios today - courtesy of Virgin trains - recording a charity CD which it's hoped will raise lots of money for a school mum who needs medical treatment for her condition. Accompanied by their music teacher, the...

    23/11/2018
  35. Silent night at Parish Church for 'Brothers in arms' ormskirk

    You really could have heard a pin drip at Ormskirk parish church on Tuesday night when over 150 folk sat in rapt attention for the ...

    You really could have heard a pin drip at Ormskirk parish church on Tuesday night when over 150 folk sat in rapt attention for the brilliant performance of 'Brothers in arms'. Fresh from similar performances in local churches, the play by David Banbury - who now serves at St John's, Burscough -...

    23/11/2018
  36. Meet Aughton's super poppy boys and girls ormskirk

    Children from Aughton Town Green Primary School recently raised an incredible £721.57 in the build up to this year's ...

    Children from Aughton Town Green Primary School recently raised an incredible £721.57 in the build up to this year's Remembrance Day. Headteacher, Nick Huxley, praised the children's efforts, telling QLocal yesterday: "The children were thrilled to raise so much money for such a worthwhile...

    23/11/2018

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