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  1. Local Rotary Club's cash for crocus success ormskirk

    Report from Mark Cowing Ormskirk Clocktower Rotary Club wish to thank the generous people of Ormskirk who donated ...

    Report from Mark Cowing Ormskirk Clocktower Rotary Club wish to thank the generous people of Ormskirk who donated £375.17p to the Purple for Polio Appeal via a street collection on Thursday, 26th October. This figure will be tripled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and will be used...

    04/11/2017
  2. New DVLA Tax it or lose it campaign is aimed at car tax dodgers ormskirk

    Drivers are being warned their cars will be taken away if they are not taxed, as part of DVLAs national advertising campaign ...

    Drivers are being warned their cars will be taken away if they are not taxed, as part of DVLA’s national advertising campaign launching today (Friday 3 November 2017). Using a hand painted, clamped car designed to look transparent, the advert’s message to tax dodgers is clear – ‘even if you...

    03/11/2017
  3. Young and old help Rotary bulb plant ormskirk

    Report from Sue Wilson A lovely little girl helped Ormskirk Clocktower Rotary Club members plant crocus bulbs in Coronation ...

    Report from Sue Wilson A lovely little girl helped Ormskirk Clocktower Rotary Club members plant crocus bulbs in Coronation Park this week. They planted 4500 corms round the pond to draw attention to the International Rotary End Polio project...

    03/11/2017
  4. CLA urges bonfire night organisers to ban sky lanterns ormskirk

    The CLA (Country Land and Business Association) is once again urging local authorities, community groups and private individuals ...

    The CLA (Country Land and Business Association) is once again urging local authorities, community groups and private individuals staging Bonfire Night displays not to release sky lanterns. The organisation, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, is also asking organisers to...

    03/11/2017
  5. Ian Brady cremated at Southport Crematorium ormskirk

    Moors Murderer Ian Brady's ashes were buried at sea in the middle of the night after a cremation in Southport last Wednesday, it ...

    Moors Murderer Ian Brady's ashes were buried at sea in the middle of the night after a cremation in Southport last Wednesday, it has been confirmed. The child killer, died aged 79 on May 15 this year and was incinerated without ceremony. The body was collected from the mortuary at Royal...

    03/11/2017
  6. Is this the UKs toughest job? ormskirk

    The Internet Watch Foundation is looking for a new analyst who can pass gruelling tests. The Internet Watch Foundation ...

    The Internet Watch Foundation is looking for a new analyst who can pass gruelling tests. The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the world’s leading charity in identifying and removing online child sexual abuse material, is looking for a new recruit to take on Britain’s toughest job. With 12...

    02/11/2017
  7. A big hand for Booths from Alfie Lund ormskirk

    Brilliant Booths staff at its Burscough store have raised £2500 for the Alfie Lund Fund through various charity nights and ...

    Brilliant Booths staff at its Burscough store have raised £2500 for the Alfie Lund Fund through various charity nights and collection buckets at the checkouts. And on Monday, Booths boss Edwin Booth was delighted to meet Alfie and his family at the official handover of the cash - and a chance...

    02/11/2017
  8. Police deal with Burscough firework yobs ormskirk

    Police moved on a number of youths letting off fireworks behind Tesco's Burscough store on Monday night. A PR officer told ...

    Police moved on a number of youths letting off fireworks behind Tesco's Burscough store on Monday night. A PR officer told QLocal’s Roger Blaxall: "We were called at around 7.55pm to Tesco, Station Approach, Burscough. "We’ve found a group of young people have been letting off fireworks at...

    02/11/2017
  9. A vintage evening for foodies at the new look Sandpiper ormskirk

    People of good taste enjoyed a brilliant evening as the Sandpiper in Bickerstaffe rolled out its new menu on Friday evening. ...

    People of good taste enjoyed a brilliant evening as the Sandpiper in Bickerstaffe rolled out its new menu on Friday evening. And 'taster' Lesley Dawson-Heath - pictured with staff and manager Dominic Dunning - did the honours on the evening, also playing a selection of folk music to entertain...

    02/11/2017
  10. Car park improvement work continues at Preston Bus Station ormskirk

    Car park improvement work continues at Preston Bus Station. Improvement work is continuing on the car park levels at Preston ...

    Car park improvement work continues at Preston Bus Station. Improvement work is continuing on the car park levels at Preston Bus Station. Levels one and two will reopen to the public on Tuesday, 31 October. The north ramp will reopen at lunchtime on the same day. On the following day,...

    02/11/2017
  11. Natterjack Seaside 10k ormskirk

    In September the Natterjack team held yet another incredibly successful 10k event along with a very popular 2k Fun Run. The event ...

    In September the Natterjack team held yet another incredibly successful 10k event along with a very popular 2k Fun Run. The event attracted over 1200 runners and feedback from runners complimented everyone from the organisers to the volunteer marshals cheering words of encouragement to the runners...

    02/11/2017
  12. North West Bird Fair ormskirk

    TV presenter Nick Baker, wildlife cameraman Doug Allan, Matt Sewell and Flight of the Swans Sacha Dench are just some of the ...

    TV presenter Nick Baker, wildlife cameraman Doug Allan, Matt Sewell and Flight of the Swans’ Sacha Dench are just some of the guest speakers visiting WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre for the annual extravaganza: North West Bird Watching Festival on Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 November. Whether...

    02/11/2017
  13. New Tranquility Room for Ormskirk care home ormskirk

    Residents and relatives have been able to enjoy a little bit of peace and quiet in style as Stocks Hall Care Home in Ormskirk ...

    Residents and relatives have been able to enjoy a little bit of peace and quiet in style as Stocks Hall Care Home in Ormskirk unveiled its new Tranquility Room. The renovated project which has taken four months to complete was officially opened by Edna Adams, 95 who lives at the Care Home in...

    01/11/2017
  14. Rainbow House needs your votes ormskirk

    Rainbow House, the Mawdesley based conductive education centre, is asking for everyones vote to obtain a £10,000 grant ...

    Rainbow House, the Mawdesley based conductive education centre, is asking for everyone’s vote to obtain a £10,000 grant from the Aviva Community Fund for their Family Support Project. The charity, who support children and young people whose lives are challenged by disability, have to raise all...

    01/11/2017
  15. Man dies following incident at Preston station ormskirk

    A man has sadly died following an incident near Preston station. Officers from British Transport Police were called to ...

    A man has sadly died following an incident near Preston station. Officers from British Transport Police were called to the station shortly before 9.30pm yesterday. They attended alongside paramedics from North West Ambulance Service. Sadly the man was pronounced dead at the scene...

    01/11/2017
  16. Advice for Everton fans travelling to Lyon ormskirk

    Merseyside Police can confirm the force will be providing officers for the Europa League match to be played between Olympique ...

    Merseyside Police can confirm the force will be providing officers for the Europa League match to be played between Olympique Lyonnais and Everton in Lyon on Thursday, 2 November, as with all European away fixtures. This will include a Match Commander and dedicated football officers who will work...

    01/11/2017
  17. Latest pedestrian casualty statistics prove its time for a change ormskirk

    More children are being hurt on Britains roads during the evening school run than at any other time of day proving that its ...

    More children are being hurt on Britain’s roads during the evening school run than at any other time of day – proving that it’s time the daylight savings system is changed. The latest statistics from the Department for Transport show that of the 15,976 children hurt on Britain’s roads in...

    31/10/2017
  18. Rosie Cooper MP secures Ofwat Chief for Public Flooding Meeting ormskirk

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is pleased that the Chief Executive of Ofwat, Cathryn Ross has agreed to come and speak to local ...

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is pleased that the Chief Executive of Ofwat, Cathryn Ross has agreed to come and speak to local residents here in West Lancashire on some of the vital work they do and how they work with utility companies on investment plans to mitigate flooding risks. ...

    31/10/2017
  19. Volunteer Centre receives national recognition ormskirk

    West Lancashire Volunteer Centre has received formal recognition for its work as a Volunteer Centre by being awarded Wave 4 ...

    West Lancashire Volunteer Centre has received formal recognition for its work as a Volunteer Centre by being awarded Wave 4 Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation (VCQA) measures a Volunteer Centre’s...

    31/10/2017
  20. Night Mayor on Elm Street ormskirk

    Yes, we know there's no Elm Street in Ormskirk and Mayor Neil Furey didn't even venture as far as Elm Place but why let the ...

    Yes, we know there's no Elm Street in Ormskirk and Mayor Neil Furey didn't even venture as far as Elm Place but ‘why let the facts ruin a good story?’ as the old journalistic adage goes. He's pictured with Rob, Di and Geoff who as just three of the local street pastors ensure that the booming...

    31/10/2017
  21. NOT what the doctor ordered for local chemists ormskirk

    Job cuts have been announced at three local Rowlands chemists in Ormskirk and Burscough. Our thanks to a regular Aughton reader ...

    Job cuts have been announced at three local Rowlands chemists in Ormskirk and Burscough. Our thanks to a regular Aughton reader for this tip off which resulted in this statement from Rowlands to QLocal: 'We regularly review the level of staffing required in our branches in order to provide...

    31/10/2017
  22. Bonfire Night support for Military Veterans ormskirk

    Ex-service personnel in Lancashire who are affected by fireworks and struggling with their mental health can seek support from the ...

    Ex-service personnel in Lancashire who are affected by fireworks and struggling with their mental health can seek support from the Lancashire Military Veterans’ Service this this Bonfire Night. Every year around the 5 November, there are firework displays taking place in villages and towns...

    31/10/2017
  23. UK to host global conference to crack down on wildlife crime ormskirk

    Ministers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and affected countries work together to stamp out wildlife crime at the 2018 ...

    Ministers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and affected countries work together to stamp out wildlife crime at the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference. Ministers yesterday officially launched the London 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference, with less than a year to go before the...

    31/10/2017
  24. Government to take action on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals ormskirk

    Gambling Minister Tracey Crouch launches 12-week consultation on stake reduction to better protect consumers and communities ...

    Gambling Minister Tracey Crouch launches 12-week consultation on stake reduction to better protect consumers and communities Government also announces moves to ensure stronger protections around online gambling and a new industry-led responsible gambling advertising campaign The maximum...

    31/10/2017
  25. Better for babies and young children ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council is asking people to think about growing their family through adoption. A special event will be held ...

    Lancashire County Council is asking people to think about growing their family through adoption. A special event will be held at County Hall to help people find out about adoption and the process involved. The information evening takes place on Tuesday 14 November, for anyone thinking about...

    31/10/2017
  26. Ormskirk's secret gardener strikes at fire station roundabout ormskirk

    This enigmatic image of a spade left on the fire station roundabout can only mean one thing - Ormskirk's secret gardener has ...

    This enigmatic image of a spade left on the fire station roundabout can only mean one thing - Ormskirk's secret gardener has struck! And despite the best efforts of QLocal's Roger Blaxall to identify him or her he's (as yet) failed to 'weed' them out... Whoever was working there on Friday has...

    31/10/2017
  27. Disruption at busy Ormskirk junction all week ormskirk

    Motorists are being warned of yet more delays on a busy main road with the installation of temporary traffic lights at the ...

    Motorists are being warned of yet more delays on a busy main road with the installation of temporary traffic lights at the junction of County Road and Green Lane, Ormskirk. Four way lights were installed on Saturday - timed to co-incide with half term for local schools - and will be there for a...

    30/10/2017
  28. Mission praise needed for Four Lane Ends Mission ormskirk

    Four Lane Ends Mission, Bickerstaffe was built in 1904, and the building is a much loved integral part of community life. Many ...

    Four Lane Ends Mission, Bickerstaffe was built in 1904, and the building is a much loved integral part of community life. Many local groups and organisations use the building, and the Mission Team are looking ahead to the future and are asking residents and groups what they think. Questions...

    30/10/2017
  29. 27 million flood scheme opens in Blackpool ormskirk

    A new coastal defence will help protect Blackpool's iconic seafront. A £27 million scheme to reduce flood risk to ...

    A new coastal defence will help protect Blackpool's iconic seafront. A £27 million scheme to reduce flood risk to 4,800 properties in Blackpool was officially opened today (30 October) by Blackpool Council Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Councillor Fred Jackson and the Chair of...

    30/10/2017
  30. University dean and his partner jailed for half a million pound fraud ormskirk

    A former university dean and his lover have been jailed after being convicted of several counts of fraud. Robert Smedley, 52 ...

    A former university dean and his lover have been jailed after being convicted of several counts of fraud. Robert Smedley, 52 and Christopher Joynson, 34, both of Frankby Road, West Kirkby, were each given five years in prison at Liverpool Crown Court today (Monday, October 30) after previously...

    30/10/2017
  31. Have a Spooktacular and Safe Halloween ormskirk

    Its that spooky time of year for frightening fun and delightful treats but for North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) Halloween or ...

    It’s that spooky time of year for frightening fun and delightful treats but for North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) Halloween or ‘Mischief Night’ is one of the busiest times of year. Many of the gruesome and ghoulish injuries ambulance crews see could be easily avoided if people take a few...

    30/10/2017
  32. Mayor gets his marching orders ormskirk

    Local mayor Neil Furey got his 'marching orders on Saturday when he was invited to a breakfast meeting with local military vets ...

    Local mayor Neil Furey got his 'marching orders’ on Saturday when he was invited to a breakfast meeting with local military vets at The Fiveways. He spent an hour chatting with members of the Skelmersdale Ex Services Association who meet at the carvery as part of its admirable policy to support...

    30/10/2017
  33. Kenney Cup Competition in the Ormskirk And District Amateur Snooker League. ormskirk

    This week we took a break from league action to concentrate on the First Round of the Kenney Cup Competition in the Ormskirk & ...

    This week we took a break from league action to concentrate on the First Round of the Kenney Cup Competition in the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League. This year saw a change of format as preliminary matches were played earlier in the season to bring the number of teams competing in...

    30/10/2017
  34. Calling all keen knitters ormskirk

    Can you help? This email has been received by QLocal's Roger Blaxall from our good friends at the Nationwide BS on Burscough St. ...

    Can you help? This email has been received by QLocal's Roger Blaxall from our good friends at the Nationwide BS on Burscough St. 'Hi Roger As you know we are working more and more closely with our local community, and with this in mind, I have been in touch with Ormskirk hospital premature...

    30/10/2017
  35. Death of Ormskirk history and heritage man ormskirk

    QLocal is saddened to report the death of well known local history and heritage expert, Patrick Waite. Patrick, of Grimshaw ...

    QLocal is saddened to report the death of well known local history and heritage expert, Patrick Waite. Patrick, of Grimshaw Lane, died aged 76 on 18th October and was well known for his work with the West Lancashire Heritage Association where he served as a trustee. Formed in 1998 on the...

    30/10/2017
  36. Clampdown on child maintenance cheats ormskirk

    New powers to stop parents avoiding paying child maintenance that they owe have been announced. If a parent owes child ...

    New powers to stop parents avoiding paying child maintenance that they owe have been announced. If a parent owes child maintenance, deductions to recover that debt can currently only be made from a bank or building society account held solely by them. So a small minority of parents are...

    29/10/2017

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