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  1. 'By The Waters Of Liverpool' At The Liverpool Empire ormskirk

    Qlocal was invited to the premiere of the new stage play By The Waters Of Liverpool that opened at the Liverpool Empire last ...

    Qlocal was invited to the premiere of the new stage play By The Waters Of Liverpool that opened at the Liverpool Empire last night. The play is the long-awaited sequel to Helen Forrester’s much-loved Twopence To Cross The Mersey – and this will be the first time the book has been brought...

    04/10/2018
  2. Learn to dive at Burscough Diving Club ormskirk

    Report and photos: Carlos Ferra Burscough Diving Club offers a wide range of activities for anyone age 6+. We cater for all ...

    Report and photos: Carlos Ferra Burscough Diving Club offers a wide range of activities for anyone age 6+. We cater for all abilities from recreational through to competitive level, and the club hosts the following weekly pool and dry land sessions: Monday’s - St.Bede’s High School (Ormskirk)...

    04/10/2018
  3. Another strike on Northern Rail this Saturday ormskirk

    This Saturday, 6 October - the seventh Saturday of RMT strike action - we will be operating a reduced timetable with very few ...

    This Saturday, 6 October - the seventh Saturday of RMT strike action - we will be operating a reduced timetable with very few trains running before 9am and after 6pm. We expect to run around 30% of services and all customers are advised to plan carefully if they intend to travel on the rail...

    04/10/2018
  4. Woodlands Buy A Bale Urgent Appeal ormskirk

    Woodlands , an independent animal sanctuary based in Holmeswood, Rufford, has today launched an urgent appeal to help it buy ...

    Woodlands , an independent animal sanctuary based in Holmeswood, Rufford, has today launched an urgent appeal to help it buy sufficient hay for its animals this coming winter. Liz Gould from the Sanctuary said “ The hot , dry, summer turned our fields into dustbowls and we were forced to feed...

    04/10/2018
  5. Is this an open invitation to travellers ormskirk

    The last time travelling folk 'invaded' Aughton there was uproar round the parish; here's how QLocal reported it at the time: ...

    The last time travelling folk 'invaded' Aughton there was uproar round the parish; here's how QLocal reported it at the time: http://ormskirk.qlocal.co.uk/o rmskirk/news_photo/%27Rolling_ news%27___travellers_move_into _Ormskirk_UPDATE-53368358.htm And with the removal of the trees at the perimeter...

    03/10/2018
  6. Ormskirk businessman's arresting news story hits the headlines on Granada TV ormskirk

    Thousands of horrified viewers watched the full story of the wrongful arrest of an Ormskirk businessman which hit the headlines on ...

    Thousands of horrified viewers watched the full story of the wrongful arrest of an Ormskirk businessman which hit the headlines on Granada TV last night. Reporter Matt O'Donoghue travelled to Yew Tree Road to interview Paul and Anna Ponting for 'Granada Reports'; the story was the programme lead...

    03/10/2018
  7. Landmarks lit up for Baby Loss Awareness Week ormskirk

    Ormskirk Clock Tower and the Lightcube in Skelmersdale will be shining pink and blue in support of parents who suffer the ...

    Ormskirk Clock Tower and the Lightcube in Skelmersdale will be shining pink and blue in support of parents who suffer the devastating loss of a baby. West Lancashire Borough Council is arranging for the structures to be lit up between dusk and dawn during Baby Loss Awareness Week from 9-15...

    03/10/2018
  8. Five year wait for Ormskirk roundabout repairs ormskirk

    A few weeks ago, County Councillor Keith Iddon was pontificating at Aughton parish council about the challenges facing the ...

    A few weeks ago, County Councillor Keith Iddon was pontificating at Aughton parish council about the challenges facing the authority about repairs to the county's highways infrastructure. Red faces all round then at County Hall no doubt when someone realised that chevrons damaged back in 2013 on...

    03/10/2018
  9. Memorable afternoon for Ormskirk's old folk thanks to Dave, the singing fireman ormskirk

    Photos: David Ward Age UK Lancashire hosted a wonderful event on Monday 1st October to celebrate National Older Peoples Day. ...

    Photos: David Ward Age UK Lancashire hosted a wonderful event on Monday 1st October to celebrate National Older Peoples Day. With people living and working longer, it’s increasingly important to recognise the importance of supporting older people within society - Older Peoples Day is an...

    02/10/2018
  10. Aughton's Adele launches new family law firm in Southport ormskirk

    A local solicitor from Aughton has opened a new family law firm in Southport to offer city expertise to local couples and ...

    A local solicitor from Aughton has opened a new family law firm in Southport to offer city expertise to local couples and families. Spence Family Law, based on Anchor Street, has been established by Adele Spence, a family solicitor with over 18 years’ experience, who left her role at Peterson...

    02/10/2018
  11. Increased policing across Merseyside rail network for Giants spectacular ormskirk

    As the Giants prepare to return to Liverpool and Wirral for the final time, British Transport Police is gearing up for the event ...

    As the Giants prepare to return to Liverpool and Wirral for the final time, British Transport Police is gearing up for the event to make sure visitors to the city can enjoy the performance in safety. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to head into the city over the four day event which...

    02/10/2018
  12. Regional campaign uses poignant film to highlight the need to foster ormskirk

    An emotive film produced to encourage more people to come forward and foster brothers and sisters will take pride of place in a ...

    An emotive film produced to encourage more people to come forward and foster brothers and sisters will take pride of place in a regional campaign this month. The campaign will focus on the three-minute film ‘Giants’, which tells the story of Jack and Ellie, siblings who want to stay together in...

    02/10/2018
  13. Action to reduce food waste announced ormskirk

    Pilot scheme will seek to substantially reduce food waste from retailers and food manufacturers. The Government will set up ...

    Pilot scheme will seek to substantially reduce food waste from retailers and food manufacturers. The Government will set up a pilot scheme to reduce food waste, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced today. The scheme will be supported by £15 million of additional funding which...

    02/10/2018
  14. 10th anniversary celebrations at Aughton's Portico Kindergarten ormskirk

    Aughton's popular Portico Kindergarten recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a delightful garden party for the whole ...

    Aughton's popular Portico Kindergarten recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a delightful garden party for the whole community. Brother and sister Craig Jackson and Nicole Politis are based in Ormskirk and opened the successful nursery in 2008. Portico Kindergarten is now one of...

    01/10/2018
  15. 'Purple Poppy' evening at Pangea, Ormskirk ormskirk

    The traditional red poppy has for generations been a sign of respect for people lost in military conflict. The white poppy is a ...

    The traditional red poppy has for generations been a sign of respect for people lost in military conflict. The white poppy is a sign of pacifism - and now an Ormskirk company is having a special evening to remember the millions of animals killed in human wars. The number of animals killed in...

    01/10/2018
  16. New 'flood' survey in Burscough announced ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper has received confirmation from Lancashire County Council, the Local Lead Flood Authority, that funding has been ...

    MP Rosie Cooper has received confirmation from Lancashire County Council, the Local Lead Flood Authority, that funding has been secured and consultants have been appointed to investigate surface water and drainage in Burscough. LCC have appointed Jacobs, as the authority’s framework...

    01/10/2018
  17. Ormskirk businessman awarded damages by Lancashire Constabulary ormskirk

    An Ormskirk businessman has been awarded damages of £35,000 by Lancashire Constabulary after a four-year legal battle with ...

    An Ormskirk businessman has been awarded damages of £35,000 by Lancashire Constabulary after a four-year legal battle with the force for wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, assault and malicious prosecution. It’s settled the case against Paul Ponting ‘without liability’, meaning it made no...

    01/10/2018
  18. Parking trouble at t' (Ainscough) Mill ormskirk

    Burscoughs Ainscough Mill residents continue to suffer from lack of parking provision after their developers Persimmon Homes ...

    Burscough’s Ainscough Mill residents continue to suffer from lack of parking provision after their developers Persimmon Homes have completed the work. Angry residents have contacted West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper reporting that despite Persimmon Homes Lancashire having been found in breach...

    01/10/2018
  19. Waiters to be paid all tips under new law, Theresa May says ormskirk

    Restaurants will be legally barred from keeping tips from staff under plans to be announced by Theresa May on Monday. High ...

    Restaurants will be legally barred from keeping tips from staff under plans to be announced by Theresa May on Monday. High street chains including Prezzo, Strada and Zizzi will be forced to pass on all service charges to workers, the prime minister said. The move follows a public outcry over...

    01/10/2018
  20. Big bill for Burscough firm after summer truck crash on the M6 ormskirk

    Crumbs! The bill to repair a motorway bridge is believed to be £250,000 and counting after a 19-year-old truck driver ...

    Crumbs! The bill to repair a motorway bridge is believed to be £250,000 and counting after a 19-year-old truck driver crashed his artic full of biscuits on the busy M6 near Lancaster in late July. The MJ Griffiths driver escaped with minor injuries on a return trip from Scotland; he'd been to...

    01/10/2018
  21. Animal welfare boosted by new law coming into force ormskirk

    The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 come into force today. New ...

    The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 come into force today. New regulations have come into force today (Monday 1 October) to strengthen animal welfare, particularly around puppy sales, in England. These will: Ensure that breeders...

    01/10/2018
  22. Two thrashings for Farmers and La Cantina in pool league ormskirk

    Report: Brian Brighouse Two 7 (8) 0 thrashings saw Bar 22 and The Queen Inn take a two-point lead at the top of the Ormskirk ...

    Report: Brian Brighouse Two 7 (8) – 0 thrashings saw Bar 22 and The Queen Inn take a two-point lead at the top of the Ormskirk & District Pool League. Bar 22 saw off the Farmers while the Queen Inn beat La Cantina B. Being involved in one of those defeats I know how disappointing that is but...

    01/10/2018
  23. Train timetable changes for Giants Spectacular ormskirk

    To assist with the large volume of passengers attending the Giants Spectacular event, and to continue to deliver a reliable ...

    To assist with the large volume of passengers attending the Giants Spectacular event, and to continue to deliver a reliable service, we are running a special event timetable, which will include a limited stop service and some stations will be closed. This guide will explain how your journey will...

    01/10/2018
  24. Guitar heroes performing live at Sound Affects event ormskirk

    Report: Rosa Weiner Sound Affects Music are hosting their very own guitar show next weekend. Aintree's Park Hotel will host ...

    Report: Rosa Weiner Sound Affects Music are hosting their very own guitar show next weekend. Aintree's Park Hotel will host ‘The Liverpool Guitar Experience’ with the Sound Affects team having a great variety of exhibitors and performers lined up for the Sunday, 14th October event. ...

    01/10/2018
  25. 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 season saw a slight change again as both the first and second rounds are set-aside weeks and this time around we saw five...

    01/10/2018
  26. Bizarre excuses for filing company accounts late ormskirk

    Some of the most outrageous reasons given to Companies House for late accounts include: goats ate my accounts I found my ...

    Some of the most outrageous reasons given to Companies House for late accounts include: “goats ate my accounts” “I found my wife in the bath with my accountant” “pirates stole my accounts” “we delivered the accounts to the betting office next door to Companies House” “a volcano erupted and...

    30/09/2018
  27. City centre flyovers to close for engineering survey ormskirk

    The Churchill Way flyovers in Liverpool city centre are to close after a routine inspection concluded that further investigation ...

    The Churchill Way flyovers in Liverpool city centre are to close after a routine inspection concluded that further investigation works are required. The two-lane, concrete fly-overs, which were opened in 1970 as part of a £2.4m Mersey Tunnel relief scheme, will close in both directions at...

    28/09/2018
  28. Coming soon - eye catching posters with a serious road safety message ormskirk

    Three talented Edge Hill University graduates who masterminded Arrive Alive, a dont text and drive campaign have seen their ...

    Three talented Edge Hill University graduates who masterminded ‘Arrive Alive’, a don’t text and drive campaign have seen their ideas come to life across Lancashire. Designed to appeal to younger drivers ‘Arrive Alive’ images have gone on display on roads and in town centres across the region as...

    28/09/2018
  29. Clear and fair handset charges for mobile users ormskirk

    Ofcom yesterday set out proposals to ensure fairer, more transparent prices for mobile customers who pay for handsets and airtime ...

    Ofcom yesterday set out proposals to ensure fairer, more transparent prices for mobile customers who pay for handsets and airtime within the same contract. Buying a handset with a mobile contract is a popular way for people to receive a new phone, as it allows them to spread the cost over...

    27/09/2018
  30. Fighting for the future of Bickerstaffe ormskirk

    Everybody appreciates that places like West Lancashire need to grow. Its still the greenest borough in the county - but the ...

    Everybody appreciates that places like West Lancashire need to grow. It’s still the greenest borough in the county - but the demands for housing and more light industry from neighbours like Merseyside and to a lesser extent Greater Manchester won't go away anytime soon... And factor in the...

    27/09/2018
  31. Everyone's a winner in Ormskirk 10k ormskirk

    Report and photos: Dominic Grant Sunday saw the annual Ormskirk 10k take place. It started and finished at Ormskirk cricket ...

    Report and photos: Dominic Grant Sunday saw the annual Ormskirk 10k take place. It started and finished at Ormskirk cricket club; well over 300 runners took part pounding some of the country lanes near the club. This year's event was sponsored by Stage Coach Performing Arts and Solace...

    27/09/2018
  32. Why the borough council nipped this Co-op parking plan in the bud ormskirk

    QLocal reported on the new car all day car parking scheme at the Wigan Road Co-op store when it was launched - and when it ended. ...

    QLocal reported on the new car all day car parking scheme at the Wigan Road Co-op store when it was launched - and when it ended. Here's what happened, according to a council press statement issued yesterday: 'On 16 August, a Borough Council planning enforcement officer responded to a complaint...

    27/09/2018
  33. Here's how to be a better parent ormskirk

    Being a good parent can be tough nowadays - but help is at hand! Cottage Lane Mission is running a month long parenting course ...

    Being a good parent can be tough nowadays - but help is at hand! Cottage Lane Mission is running a month long parenting course starting on Tuesday, 2 October - more from its family worker Kylie Milner: 'I am the family worker for Cottage Lane Mission. I was advised to contact you to...

    27/09/2018
  34. Find out how you can join the commemorations on Sunday 11 November ormskirk

    On Sunday 11 November, the National Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London. Starting at ...

    On Sunday 11 November, the National Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London. Starting at 11am, the service will commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women involved in the two World Wars and later...

    27/09/2018
  35. Weapons seized in BTP crackdown on knife crime ormskirk

    A total of 30 people have been stopped-and-searched this week, as part of a dedicated crackdown on knife crime across the country. ...

    A total of 30 people have been stopped-and-searched this week, as part of a dedicated crackdown on knife crime across the country. Under the umbrella of Operation Sceptre, British Transport Police (BTP) have been taking part in a national week of action to tackle knife crime by conducting...

    27/09/2018
  36. Call to report abandoned trollies to Trolleywise ormskirk

    West Lancashire Borough Council is asking shoppers to be Trolleywise when they are out doing their shopping. The Council has ...

    West Lancashire Borough Council is asking shoppers to be Trolleywise when they are out doing their shopping. The Council has had to deal with a number of trollies being abandoned in Tawd Valley Park, including being left in the river. Council Parks and Countryside Rangers organise a number of...

    26/09/2018

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