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  1. Call to tackle Ormskirk's reckless teen cyclists ormskirk

    Generic photo A QLocal reader contacted the busy newsdesk last night after a near miss involving her and one of a group of ...

    Generic photo A QLocal reader contacted the busy newsdesk last night after a near miss involving her and one of a group of reckless teen cyclists. You've probably seen a pack of them who cycle in and around the town centre and round Ormskirk - last night Gill Glover was driving an elderly...

    06/08/2018
  2. Write on - EHU students launch The Quack ormskirk

    There's a quacking new news website in town - from Edge Hill University! The Quack was launched recently and doesn't duck when ...

    There's a quacking new news website in town - from Edge Hill University! The Quack was launched recently and doesn't duck when covering features on news, reviews, opinion and sport. For more, click here: https://thequackonline.wordpre ss.com/

    06/08/2018
  3. ‘Too Little Too Late’ – Councillor pushes for answers to life after Brexit ormskirk

    County Councillor Julie Gibson, Shadow Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Environment and Planning has called on the ...

    County Councillor Julie Gibson, Shadow Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Environment and Planning has called on the Tory-led administration at the County Council to start planning for life after Brexit. Cllr. Gibson - better known around Ormskirk as a local postie - said: “Regardless of...

    06/08/2018
  4. New system of consent for organ and tissue donation announced ormskirk

    Hundreds of lives will be saved each year under plans to change the law to a new system of consent. The government has ...

    Hundreds of lives will be saved each year under plans to change the law to a new system of consent. The government has outlined plans to implement a new system of consent for organ and tissue donation in order to tackle a shortage of donors. This will mean everyone is considered an organ...

    06/08/2018
  5. 'Caring for Life' garden party success ormskirk

    Photos: Sophie Jones Fine weather and great fellowship marked another successful garden party at the Scarisbrick home of Rose ...

    Photos: Sophie Jones Fine weather and great fellowship marked another successful garden party at the Scarisbrick home of Rose and Hugh Bishop-Cornet for Christian charity Caring for Life. This year's event - held during last Friday and Saturday - was well supported by local churches and made...

    04/08/2018
  6. Ł20 million worth of class A drugs seized on M6 ormskirk

    A large quantity of class A drugs with an estimated street value of around £20 million has been seized in Cheshire. ...

    A large quantity of class A drugs with an estimated street value of around £20 million has been seized in Cheshire. At around 8.30pm on Thursday 2 August Cheshire Police officers stopped two vehicles between Junction 19 and 20 on the M6 northbound in Cheshire. The vehicles – a van and a...

    04/08/2018
  7. Vagrant fears at town centre flats ormskirk

    Residents at a town centre block of private residential flats have been warned to keep all entrance doors locked after a ...

    Residents at a town centre block of private residential flats have been warned to keep all entrance doors locked after a 'frightening' incident last month. It's emerged that two 'vagrants' were seen eating and drinking on the stairs of Beaconsfield Court on St Helen's Road, frightening one young...

    04/08/2018
  8. Growing fears over County's debt debacle ormskirk

    Lancashire's long suffering taxpayers once again look set to pick up the tab with the latest financial crisis within the County ...

    Lancashire's long suffering taxpayers once again look set to pick up the tab with the latest financial crisis within the County Council's accounts. Its external auditors, Grant Thornton, won't sign off the accounts due to the emergence of a £50 million loan taken taken out in 2010 by the...

    04/08/2018
  9. New plans to encourage people to cycle and walk more often ormskirk

    A new strategy to increase walking and cycling will be considered by Lancashire County Council's Cabinet on Thursday, 9 August. ...

    A new strategy to increase walking and cycling will be considered by Lancashire County Council's Cabinet on Thursday, 9 August. The ambitious plan, called Actively Moving Forward sets out to: • Double the number of people cycling • Increase the amount that people walk by 10%....

    03/08/2018
  10. Appeal for information on the 13th anniversary of the murder of Lucy Hargreaves ormskirk

    Detectives are continuing to appeal for members of the public to come forward with information on the 13th anniversary of the ...

    Detectives are continuing to appeal for members of the public to come forward with information on the 13th anniversary of the murder of LucyHargreaves. Mum-of-three, Lucy, was just 22 years old when she was murdered in her home in Walton on 3 August 2005 and this year should have been...

    03/08/2018
  11. Simply the breast fundraiser at Brookside ormskirk

    If you want to keep abreast of local news about Breast Cancer Care - read on! The good folk at Brookside staged a great ...

    If you want to keep abreast of local news about Breast Cancer Care - read on! The good folk at Brookside staged a great fundraiser on Monday with an afternoon tea and raffle for the Breast Cancer Care charity which raised over £300. Aughton entertainer 'Martin Young' put on a great show while...

    03/08/2018
  12. MIND - will or won't the gap be filled poser ormskirk

    MIND won't be returning to Ormskirk any time soon - perhaps... After closing its popular charity shop on Aughton Street in ...

    MIND won't be returning to Ormskirk any time soon - perhaps... After closing its popular charity shop on Aughton Street in late June, it's sent this statement to the busy QLocal newsdesk. Andrew Vale, Director of Retail, told QLocal: “We’re sorry to say that the MIND shop in Ormskirk...

    03/08/2018
  13. Over 100 artists exhibit their work at the Lancashire Open Exhibition 2018 ormskirk

    Artistic talent from all over west Lancashire and beyond will be at the fore at the latest Lancashire Open. Ormskirk's new look ...

    Artistic talent from all over west Lancashire and beyond will be at the fore at the latest Lancashire Open. Ormskirk's new look Chapel Gallery hosts the prestigious art Exhibition that's now been unveiled to the public; over 350 artworks were considered for selection, submitted by artists from...

    03/08/2018
  14. Hosepipe ban called off ormskirk

    The hosepipe ban due to start on August 5 has been called off. The slightly cooler temperatures and recent rainfall have ...

    The hosepipe ban due to start on August 5 has been called off. The slightly cooler temperatures and recent rainfall have eased the demand for water and together with our customersÂ’ water saving efforts means we do not need to introduce any restrictions at this time. Dr Martin Padley, our...

    02/08/2018
  15. Lancashire County Council School and Residential Care Catering is world class ormskirk

    The catering service provided by Lancashire County Council's School and Residential Care Catering team is officially regarded as ...

    The catering service provided by Lancashire County Council's School and Residential Care Catering team is officially regarded as world class, according to independent specialist assessors. As well as this prestigious accolade, the service has achieved joint 'best newcomer' recognition at the...

    02/08/2018
  16. UK Armed Forces on high alert for hurricane season ormskirk

    The UK’s Overseas Territories will have unwavering military support throughout the 2018 hurricane season, a Defence minister has ...

    The UKÂ’s Overseas Territories will have unwavering military support throughout the 2018 hurricane season, a Defence minister has confirmed. British residents were killed, homes were destroyed and infrastructure was decimated when Irma and Maria, two of the most powerful hurricanes for...

    02/08/2018
  17. Environment Agency announces support for farmers during dry weather ormskirk

    The Environment Agency is supporting farmers dealing with the pressures of the hot, dry weather by allowing a more flexible ...

    The Environment Agency is supporting farmers dealing with the pressures of the hot, dry weather by allowing a more flexible approach to water abstraction. Following the driest June since 1925 and a dry July, farmers have reported water supply concerns which could affect the irrigation of crops...

    02/08/2018
  18. Witnesses sought after M6 collision ormskirk

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a three vehicle collision on the M6 last night (31st July). It happened on the ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a three vehicle collision on the M6 last night (31st July). It happened on the southbound carriageway close to Junction 32 at around 6:15pm. The collision involved a Ford Transit, Nissan Note and Seat Leon X. The driver of the Ford Transit – a...

    01/08/2018
  19. News of note - Bickerstock rocks again this weekend ormskirk

    Report: Amanda Bennett Bickerstock, the annual free music festival that takes place in Bickerstaffe on the first weekend in ...

    Report: Amanda Bennett Bickerstock, the annual free music festival that takes place in Bickerstaffe on the first weekend in August, is back again! Its aim - promoting live music, bringing the local community together, and raising money for local charities and good causes. And with local...

    01/08/2018
  20. Visit leaves Home Office Minister ‘impressed’ ormskirk

    Lancashire Constabulary welcomed Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service, on a visit on Tuesday where he ...

    Lancashire Constabulary welcomed Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service, on a visit on Tuesday where he met with Officers and Staff to hear about some of the work the force is doing around innovation, leadership, professional development and wellbeing. Mr Hurd spoke to...

    01/08/2018
  21. New tech could see tweak to winter gritting policy ormskirk

    Councillors are set to be told how improved technology is being used to more accurately decide when the county's roads need to be ...

    Councillors are set to be told how improved technology is being used to more accurately decide when the county's roads need to be gritted. A report to Lancashire County Council's cabinet next week outlines how more accurate forecasts and improved monitoring technology allow highway teams to...

    01/08/2018
  22. Charity boost for MIND after Booths cheese and wine evening ormskirk

    MIND is over £400 better off after a successful cheese and wine evening at Booths, Burscough which was to everyone's taste! ...

    MIND is over £400 better off after a successful cheese and wine evening at Booths, Burscough which was to everyone's taste! Its cafe was full on Friday night for another successful event arranged by staff on behalf of local good causes. Well done to all involved!

    01/08/2018
  23. Hurd gives Constabulary a good hearing after ministerial visit ormskirk

    Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw met with Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire ...

    LancashireÂ’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw met with Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service yesterday to discuss pressures on the service - and urged him to reconsider special grant funding to cover the costs of policing the ongoing fracking protests. ...

    01/08/2018
  24. MIND - the gap ormskirk

    The demise of another charity shop in Ormskirk town centre's left another gap on busy Aughton Street. MIND left town at the end ...

    The demise of another charity shop in Ormskirk town centre's left another gap on busy Aughton Street. MIND left town at the end of June; QLocal's Roger Blaxall is awaiting a PR from its London based media team as to whether they are contemplating a return to Ormskirk; many rival shops have noted...

    01/08/2018
  25. Short shelf life at Ormskirk Poundworld... ormskirk

    It won't be long before an Ormskirk discount store shuts its doors for good. And judging by the emptying shelves, local ...

    It won't be long before an Ormskirk discount store shuts its doors for good. And judging by the emptying shelves, local shoppers and staff are counting down the days before the demise of Poundworld which opened on the Hattersley Retail Park in February 2016. There are some great bargains to...

    01/08/2018
  26. Labour's spin on Dowling's win ormskirk

    Residents of Ormskirk's Knowsley Ward have re-elected Labour's Gareth Dowling to serve a second term at Thursday's by-election. ...

    Residents of Ormskirk's Knowsley Ward have re-elected Labour's Gareth Dowling to serve a second term at Thursday's by-election. The result extends Dowling's majority from 28 votes in 2014 to 74 this time around. Labour ran a positive campaign focusing on Gareth's impressive record of action...

    01/08/2018
  27. Find out more about adoption at our info event ormskirk

    Find out more about adoption at our info event Lancashire County Council is asking people to think about growing their family ...

    Find out more about adoption at our info event Lancashire County Council is asking people to think about growing their family through adoption. A special event for people considering adoption will be held at County Hall, on Fishergate in Preston, to help people find out about the process...

    01/08/2018
  28. Aintree Hospital gets national recognition for support offered to new starters ormskirk

    The support offered to new nurses at Aintree University Hospital has seen the Trust shortlisted for a Nursing Times award. ...

    The support offered to new nurses at Aintree University Hospital has seen the Trust shortlisted for a Nursing Times award. Aintree has been named as a finalist in the Preceptorship of the Year category, for the first Nursing Times Workforce Summit and Awards. A preceptorship is a transitional...

    01/08/2018
  29. First picture of Aughton man accused of attempted murder ormskirk

    An Aughton man accused of attempted murder will appear before Preston Crown Court next month. Mark Gibbons, 62, of Bold Lane ...

    An Aughton man accused of attempted murder will appear before Preston Crown Court next month. Mark Gibbons, 62, of Bold Lane was remanded in custody after his first court appearance on Tuesday before Preston Magistrates. He was charged with attempted murder following a dramatic incident on...

    31/07/2018
  30. Batches of Durex condoms recalled. People urged to check their batch numbers ormskirk

    Anyone using affected batches are advised to stop use over concerns they do not meet safety standards. Reckitt Benckiser ...

    Anyone using affected batches are advised to stop use over concerns they do not meet safety standards. Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB) has announced that they are recalling specific batches of Durex condoms after they did not pass their required safety standards. This means there is a risk...

    31/07/2018
  31. Morrisons announces nationwide ‘Quieter Hour’ ormskirk

    Morrisons is to introduce a quieter hour in all of its stores for customers who would benefit from a calmer shopping trip. ...

    Morrisons is to introduce a quieter hour in all of its stores for customers who would benefit from a calmer shopping trip. Designed to help customers who currently struggle with music and the other noise associated with supermarket shopping, it will take place every Saturday in all 493 of its...

    31/07/2018
  32. Lathom and Burscough Royal British Legion ensure poignant WW1 memories 'live on' ormskirk

    Photos: Michael Dawson Members of the Lathom and Burscough branch of The Royal British Legion will join thousands on a ...

    Photos: Michael Dawson Members of the Lathom and Burscough branch of The Royal British Legion will join thousands on a 'Pilgrimage of Remembrance' to a WW1 battlefield that culminates in a parade and ceremony in Ypres as part of the end of its centenary commemorations this August. Known as...

    31/07/2018
  33. Why you can bank on a better Barclays in Ormskirk soon ormskirk

    Barclays has closed its Ormskirk branch for the better! On Friday, Lisa McCormick, its Community Banking Director in Merseyside ...

    Barclays has closed its Ormskirk branch for the better! On Friday, Lisa McCormick, its Community Banking Director in Merseyside and South Lancashire commented: “I am delighted that our Ormskirk branch is benefiting from new investment. "The refurbished branch will have our latest technology,...

    30/07/2018
  34. MP pays tribute to Disability Advice West Lancs. ormskirk

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has expressed her sadness at the decision to close Disability Advice West Lancashire, but also her ...

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has expressed her sadness at the decision to close Disability Advice West Lancashire, but also her gratitude for their work over many years. Thios evening, she told QLocal: "The closure of Disability Advice West Lancs. is a huge blow for West Lancashire and in...

    30/07/2018
  35. Merseyrail survey for rail enthusiasts ormskirk

    Merseyrail have put to a survey for rail enthusiasts. They would like to know which kinds of content and experiences you enjoy ...

    Merseyrail have put to a survey for rail enthusiasts. They would like to know which kinds of content and experiences you enjoy seeing from them, and also, what sort of stuff you'd love to see in the future. Simply answer the short survey below to help us make decisions in the future... ...

    30/07/2018
  36. Rain deprives Ormskirk of precious points in Bootle match ormskirk

    Report and photo: Peter Rogan With several players unavailable, Ian Robinson, who this season has played mainly in Sunday ...

    Report and photo: Peter Rogan With several players unavailable, Ian Robinson, who this season has played mainly in Sunday fixtures only, and the Griffiths bothers, Owen and Gavin, came into the team for Saturday's game. Ormskirk won the toss and elected to bat; Andy Baybutt and Ian Robinson...

    30/07/2018

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