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  1. New 'baby quilt' project backed by Ormskirk Clocktower Rotary Club ormskirk

    Big hearted members of The Rotary Club of Ormskirk Clocktower have just made a small donation to a group of local quilters. ...

    Big hearted members of The Rotary Club of Ormskirk Clocktower have just made a small donation to a group of local quilters. The group approached the Club to ask for some financial support for a new venture they have embarked upon. Linked to the International Charity - The Linus Project - the...

    13/06/2018
  2. Crackdown on organised crime 'vital to tackling fly-tipping in countryside' says CLA ormskirk

    Photo: SWNS Defra secretary Michael Gove has announced a three-month review to strengthen the Governmentís approach to ...

    Photo: SWNS Defra secretary Michael Gove has announced a three-month review to strengthen the Government’s approach to tackling fly-tipping in England. And the CLA (Country Landowners Association) - which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses - has welcomed the call for...

    13/06/2018
  3. Missing from home Ronald Mark James aka Mark James ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Ronald Mark James, known as Mark James. Mr James, ...

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Ronald Mark James, known as Mark James. Mr James, aged 54, who is from St John's Avenue, Haydock was last seen at his home address last night (Sunday, 10 June) at around 11pm. He is described as white, with sandy...

    13/06/2018
  4. Get rail services 'back on track' demand Labour ormskirk

    Photo: MEN Rail bosses are now being called upon to 'own up, front up and speak up'. Lancashire Labour calls for Northern to ...

    Photo: MEN Rail bosses are now being called upon to 'own up, front up and speak up'. Lancashire Labour calls for Northern to let the media in and close the accountability gap in the private rail crisis, claiming there's a total lack of transparency and accountability to passengers across the...

    13/06/2018
  5. Tree Champion to expand England's woodland ormskirk

    Sir William Worsley has been appointed to bolster planting rates and grow green spaces. A new Tree Champion to drive ...

    Sir William Worsley has been appointed to bolster planting rates and grow green spaces. A new Tree Champion to drive forward planting rates and prevent the unnecessary felling of street trees has been appointed today by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. Sir William Worsley, current...

    13/06/2018
  6. Loneliness initiatives cutting emergency hospital admissions by 20 per cent ormskirk

    Extra funding would help councils build on the effective prevention work to tackle loneliness which has saved millions of pounds ...

    Extra funding would help councils build on the effective prevention work to tackle loneliness which has saved millions of pounds and cut emergency hospital stays, councils urge. The results of pioneering work by individual councils to tackle loneliness ¬Ė which can lead to mental health...

    12/06/2018
  7. Mayor meets the brilliant volunteers at annual awards night ormskirk

    One of the more enjoyable nights for any mayor is to recognise and pay tribute to the hard work of volunteers from all walks of ...

    One of the more enjoyable nights for any mayor is to recognise and pay tribute to the hard work of volunteers from all walks of life who help make a huge difference to life in west Lancashire. And so it proved recently last when Noel Delaney spoke with pride about how volunteers of all ages and...

    12/06/2018
  8. Food businesses performance on allergens improving ormskirk

    Local food businesses have upped their game when selling food containing allergens according to Lancashire County Council Trading ...

    Local food businesses have upped their game when selling food containing allergens according to Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Service. Over the past three years the percentage of businesses failing tests for ingredients containing allergens which hadn't been declared on menus...

    12/06/2018
  9. Ormskirk's winning streak continues with victory at Leigh ormskirk

    Report and photos: Peter Rogan Leigh won the toss and elected to bat but got off to a poor start, thanks mainly to a fine spell ...

    Report and photos: Peter Rogan Leigh won the toss and elected to bat but got off to a poor start, thanks mainly to a fine spell of opening bowling by Scott Lees, ably supported by Ryan Maddock. The first wicket fell when Scott Lees bowled Ross Zelam (1). He followed up to take his second...

    11/06/2018
  10. NSPCC and In the Night Garden join forces to raise funds for kids on National Picnic ormskirk

    The NSPCC is once again teaming up with the hit childrenís television show In the Night Garden for the charityís annual Picnic ...

    The NSPCC is once again teaming up with the hit children’s television show In the Night Garden for the charity’s annual Picnic Party. Picnic parties will be taking place across the country during National Picnic Week, running from June 16 to 24, with families, playgroups and nurseries hosting...

    11/06/2018
  11. Government to launch national detective training programme ormskirk

    The Police Now training programme will deliver accelerated training in 12 weeks. Police will be able to boost the number of ...

    The Police Now training programme will deliver accelerated training in 12 weeks. Police will be able to boost the number of detectives by up to 1,000 in the next 5 years following new government funding to develop a national training programme. The Home Office will work with Police Now, an...

    11/06/2018
  12. Ormskirk men arrested after Lord Street brawl ormskirk

    Two men from Ormskirk were arrested on Sunday morning (10th June), on suspicion of assault after a group of people were reported ...

    Two men from Ormskirk were arrested on Sunday morning (10th June), on suspicion of assault after a group of people were reported to be fighting on Lord Street, Southport in the early hours of Sunday morning. More information as it becomes available.

    11/06/2018
  13. Hole on Chapel St., Ormskirk - is anyone looking into it ormskirk

    Another hole's been identified on Chapel Street, Ormskirk - and no one seems to be looking into it... If you know any ...

    Another hole's been identified on Chapel Street, Ormskirk - and no one seems to be looking into it... If you know any different, please contact the QLocal news desk.

    11/06/2018
  14. Firefighters tackle two house blazes in Burscough ormskirk

    Ormskirk firefighters have tackled two separate house fires in Burscough over the last two days. From the excellent LFRS ...

    Ormskirk firefighters have tackled two separate house fires in Burscough over the last two days. From the excellent LFRS incident pages: Date: 10/06/2018, time: 16:27:00, address: Mill Dam Lane, Burscough One fire engine from Ormskirk attended a fire at a house on Mill Dam Lane in...

    11/06/2018
  15. How OWL are keeping Ormskirk Ďbloomingí ormskirk

    Report and photos: Jane Thompson In super scorching temperatures, the three planters on Burscough Street near Hattersleys ...

    Report and photos: Jane Thompson In super scorching temperatures, the three planters on Burscough Street near Hattersleys Retail Park have all been lovingly revamped! Two received a fresh coat of wood stain and were rigorously weeded and the third's also been weeded and replanted with...

    11/06/2018
  16. 'Sign of the times' at County Hall ormskirk

    County Councillor Paul Greenall, independent member for West Lancashire (East), has criticised the Conservative controlled County ...

    County Councillor Paul Greenall, independent member for West Lancashire (East), has criticised the Conservative controlled County Council for what he describes as 'unacceptable delays in the delivery of basic front line services'. Over the past few months, he's reported a number of faulty signs...

    11/06/2018
  17. Missing from home 39-year-old Susan Melia. ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 39-year-old Susan Melia. Susan was last seen ...

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 39-year-old Susan Melia. Susan was last seen at around 4.30pm on Friday, 8 June in Brynn Street, St Helens by a relative and has not been seen since. Susan is described as, white, with long red/ginger hair. She...

    10/06/2018
  18. Government steps up the fight against waste criminals ormskirk

    Fight to tackle scourge of waste crime takes another step forward today as Michael Gove announces a comprehensive review to beef ...

    Fight to tackle scourge of waste crime takes another step forward today as Michael Gove announces a comprehensive review to beef up the government’s approach. Waste criminals act illegally to evade landfill tax, undercut responsible waste disposal businesses, operate illegal waste sites,...

    10/06/2018
  19. Celebrating the life of a 'Christian gentleman' ormskirk

    Christ Church, Aughton was packed on Tuesday afternoon for the funeral service of Iain Mackenzie. The 77-year-old from Mere ...

    Christ Church, Aughton was packed on Tuesday afternoon for the funeral service of Iain Mackenzie. The 77-year-old from Mere Brow died on 24 May after battling cancer, kidney problems and Parkinson¬ís. In one memorable quotation, he told friend Stuart Pascall - who gave the funeral address ¬Ė...

    09/06/2018
  20. Find out about free courses available in libraries ormskirk

    An exciting range of free courses on everything from computer coding and digital skills, to history and languages, are available ...

    An exciting range of free courses on everything from computer coding and digital skills, to history and languages, are available for adults and families at Lancashire's libraries. Short taster sessions, as well as longer courses, are on offer for anyone looking to pick up a new skill or...

    08/06/2018
  21. Investigation launched following fatal shooting ormskirk

    Detectives are appealing for information following a fatal shooting in Netherton yesterday evening, Thursday 7 June. Emergency ...

    Detectives are appealing for information following a fatal shooting in Netherton yesterday evening, Thursday 7 June. Emergency services were called to Assissian Crescent at around 8pm following reports a male had been shot. On arrival, officers found a 21 year-old male from the Manchester...

    08/06/2018
  22. Wake up and smell the coffee at Costa very soon ormskirk

    You'll be able to wake up and smell the coffee very soon on Burscough Road, Ormskirk! The new Costa opens there in six weeks ...

    You'll be able to wake up and smell the coffee very soon on Burscough Road, Ormskirk! The new Costa opens there in six weeks time with contractors now on site putting the finishing touches to yet another Ormskirk coffee bar and cafe.

    08/06/2018
  23. Wardens bag two drivers in residents parking spots ormskirk

    Pictured in Ormskirk town centre are two of the scooter wardens who travel down from Preston to dish out parking fines to errant ...

    Pictured in Ormskirk town centre are two of the scooter wardens who travel down from Preston to dish out parking fines to errant drivers. Two were in their sights last week with a SEAT and Corsa nicked on Dyers Lane and Chapel Street for parking in residents only spaces.

    08/06/2018
  24. World-leading Blue Belt expands as new marine protections revealed ormskirk

    World-leading Blue Belt expands as new marine protections revealed. Government launches consultation to protect rare sea ...

    World-leading Blue Belt expands as new marine protections revealed. Government launches consultation to protect rare sea life and threatened marine habitats around the English coast. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today set out plans to create more than 40 new Marine Conservation...

    08/06/2018
  25. Brilliant rock garden setting for Shakespeare play ormskirk

    Edge Hill Universityís rock garden will be rocking with laughter as it plays host to the outdoor public performance of ...

    Edge Hill University’s rock garden will be rocking with laughter as it plays host to the outdoor public performance of Shakespeare’s 'The Comedy of Errors' on Sunday, July 2. The bard’s shortest, funniest and most rumbustious comedy sees two sets of identical twins, separated at birth,...

    08/06/2018
  26. Commissioner disappointed as force faces shortfall in Home Office funding round ormskirk

    Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has called again for the Government to review its decision making as ...

    Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has called again for the Government to review its decision making as new figures show that Lancashire police are the biggest losers in a Home Office funding process. The Home Office reserves a pot from the national policing budget to...

    07/06/2018
  27. Over 1.5 million people were destitute in the UK in 2017 ormskirk

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is calling for the redesign of the social security system to ensure that nobody in the UK is ...

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is calling for the redesign of the social security system to ensure that nobody in the UK is left without the bare essentials that we all need to eat, stay warm and dry, and keep clean. Today’s report found that more than one and a half million people...

    07/06/2018
  28. Bike and Go offers free bike hire to new subscribers during Bike Week ormskirk

    Bike hire scheme Bike & Go is encouraging people to try out cycling during this monthís Bike Week by offering free rentals to ...

    Bike hire scheme Bike & Go is encouraging people to try out cycling during this month’s Bike Week by offering free rentals to new subscribers. The scheme, which has bike hire facilities on offer at 21 train stations across the Merseyrail network - including Ormskirk - will make bike rental free...

    07/06/2018
  29. 'Food for thought' at EHU vegan fair ormskirk

    Last weekend saw Edge Hill University host its first Vegan Fair, which was a huge success and step toward hosting more community ...

    Last weekend saw Edge Hill University host its first Vegan Fair, which was a huge success and step toward hosting more community events in the future. With forty-one stalls, selling everything from Caribbean street-food, gourmet vegan hot-dogs and vegan ice cream, to handmade silver jewellery,...

    07/06/2018
  30. New Consolette choir starts on a high note ormskirk

    The new Consolette choir took a bow on Friday night with a brilliant concert at St Mark's, Scarisbrick. And the proceeds from ...

    The new Consolette choir took a bow on Friday night with a brilliant concert at St Mark's, Scarisbrick. And the proceeds from the event - a wonderful £600 - are being donated to help fund the new annexe at the church. Said Joanne Fairclough who set up Consolette: "We were delighted to have...

    07/06/2018
  31. Developers lose appeal to build on safeguarded Burscough land ormskirk

    Developers have lost their appeal to build on land to the North of Meadowbrook in Burscough after failing in their attempt to ...

    Developers have lost their appeal to build on land to the North of Meadowbrook in Burscough after failing in their attempt to overturn a decision of West Lancashire Borough Council’s Planning Committee. Despite considerable protest from Burscough residents, the land was taken out of the...

    07/06/2018
  32. Volunteer your time and meet new people at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre ormskirk

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is looking for enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to come and join our welcome and visitor ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is looking for enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to come and join our welcome and visitor activity teams The welcome team meets and greets all of our visitors, giving out day planners and centre information, as well as doing the otter talk and feed, white...

    06/06/2018
  33. Why there won't always be Ann England at the Borough Council ormskirk

    Photo: Artz Centre A Borough Council officer who has supported West Lancashire's civic heads for 20 years and helped to raise ...

    Photo: Artz Centre A Borough Council officer who has supported West Lancashire's civic heads for 20 years and helped to raise approximately £200,000 for worthy causes across the area is retiring from the authority. Ann England will be a familiar name to many people across West Lancashire as...

    06/06/2018
  34. BTP mark European day of action to tackle metal theft ormskirk

    Last week, officers throughout England, Wales and Scotland took part in a day of action in the continued fight against metal ...

    Last week, officers throughout England, Wales and Scotland took part in a day of action in the continued fight against metal theft. In the UK, the day of action on Wednesday 30 May centred on a number of visits by police officers to scrap metal dealers as well as road side checks. During...

    06/06/2018
  35. Young players shine in Ormskirk victory ormskirk

    Report and photos: Peter Rogan In his programme notes, Nicky Caunce said that he expected a competitive game and, from the ...

    Report and photos: Peter Rogan In his programme notes, Nicky Caunce said that he expected a competitive game and, from the minute Rainford won the toss and put Ormskirk in to bat, that is exactly what he got! The opening partnership between Andy Baybutt and John Armstrong looked to be solid...

    06/06/2018
  36. Mindless vandals strike at Coronation Park ormskirk

    Photos: Graeme Spencer Youths have torched one of the play area swings at Coronation Park. An LFRS officer at Ormskirk ...

    Photos: Graeme Spencer Youths have torched one of the play area swings at Coronation Park. An LFRS officer at Ormskirk confirmed they used a disused wheelchair and blankets to start the fire. "We have had numerous incidents over the last year within the park. In total 8 incidents mainly...

    06/06/2018

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