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  1. Black Friday - how to shop online safely ormskirk

    Some important tips from cyber aware... Software updates Make sure you’ve installed the latest software & app updates. ...

    Some important tips from cyber aware... Software updates Make sure youÂ’ve installed the latest software & app updates. Criminals use weaknesses in software to attack your devices and steal information, such as your payment details. Email accounts Use a strong, separate password for your...

    23/11/2018
  2. Bold new measures to keep people safe on the roads ormskirk

    Measures to combat road rage, encourage more mutual respect between road users and protect the vulnerable released in 2 year ...

    Measures to combat road rage, encourage more mutual respect between road users and protect the vulnerable released in 2 year action plan to improve road safety. government publishes 2 year action plan to improve safety of vulnerable road users funding boost for police use of video evidence,...

    22/11/2018
  3. Neil Masom appointed hospital trust Chair ormskirk

    NHS Improvement has confirmed the appointment of a highly experienced North West businessman, Neil Masom OBE, as Chair of the ...

    NHS Improvement has confirmed the appointment of a highly experienced North West businessman, Neil Masom OBE, as Chair of the Board of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. With nearly 20 years of Board-level experience in executive and non-executive roles in both the commercial and...

    22/11/2018
  4. Most large charities are unclear about the level of reserves they hold ormskirk

    Commission publishes review of charities' reserves policies. Less than a quarter of larger charities accurately reported ...

    Commission publishes review of charities' reserves policies. Less than a quarter of larger charities accurately reported the level of financial reserves they hold in their trusteesÂ’ annual report, according to a review by the Charity Commission. The Commission says its findings suggest an...

    22/11/2018
  5. Special report from our war horse correspondents ormskirk

    QLocal's delighted to post this very special report written by four pupils at Ormskirk CE School. It's recently run a brilliant ...

    QLocal's delighted to post this very special report written by four pupils at Ormskirk CE School. It's recently run a brilliant project on the famous War Horses - their school is on the route they took from Ormskirk station to the busy Lathom Remount depot. 'What we have learnt through the...

    22/11/2018
  6. Swan Lake at the Liverpool Empire ormskirk

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of Swan Lake at the Liverpool Empire. I am not a fan of Ballet and do not understand it ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of Swan Lake at the Liverpool Empire. I am not a fan of Ballet and do not understand it but the visual impact and the choreography was simply stunning. Everything was perfect and I can recommend going just to be awestruck at the complexity of it. ...

    22/11/2018
  7. Your name in lights at Ormskirk's Christmas tree light switch on ormskirk

    The winner of a special competition to switch of the Christmas tree lights at the parish church this Sunday afternoon really will ...

    The winner of a special competition to switch of the Christmas tree lights at the parish church this Sunday afternoon really will have their name in lights! Not only will they switch them on - they'll also win a £10 voucher to spend in Sweet Memories on Church Street (primary school/under 11's...

    22/11/2018
  8. Beware buying fakes on Black Friday ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Service is warning people not to fall foul of fake products and online scams on Black ...

    Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Service is warning people not to fall foul of fake products and online scams on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Millions of shoppers will be on the lookout for bargains during these pre-Christmas sales, but criminals will also be trying to take...

    22/11/2018
  9. Avoid Newburgh if you're driving to the M6 ormskirk

    Some good advice if you want to avoid long diversions on the way to the M6 at Standish (J27) - avoid Newburgh! There are major ...

    Some good advice if you want to avoid long diversions on the way to the M6 at Standish (J27) - avoid Newburgh! There are major road works in the village with Course Lane being resurfaced until 27 November; the long awaited work started on Monday.

    22/11/2018
  10. Ben Thomas Smallwood ormskirk

    Police are appealing for help in finding a 37 year-old man missing from home in Newton-Le-Willows. Ben Thomas Smallwood, was ...

    Police are appealing for help in finding a 37 year-old man missing from home in Newton-Le-Willows. Ben Thomas Smallwood, was last seen in the Wargrave area of Newton-Le-Willows at around 1pm on 19th November. Although he has been heard from via text since, on the 20th November, family...

    21/11/2018
  11. Why there ain't nothing like this generous dame ormskirk

    Report: Jim Briscoe After the huge success of last year's event, I'm running my second 'DAMES DONATIONS' commencing on Monday ...

    Report: Jim Briscoe After the huge success of last year's event, I'm running my second 'DAMES DONATIONS' commencing on Monday 3rd December, 2018. For those that don't know what its all about, the venture is simply to collect as many presents or selection boxes as possible for children who...

    21/11/2018
  12. Horse and pony rescued from deep ditch ormskirk

    Fire crews were called to Reeds Brow in Rainford after a horse and a pony had become stuck in a 15ft ditch. Crews were on ...

    Fire crews were called to Reeds Brow in Rainford after a horse and a pony had become stuck in a 15ft ditch. Crews were on scene from 8.05pm until around 10.15pm. One engine and the search and rescue team attended the scene and used slings and a farmer's JCB vehicle to lift the horse and...

    21/11/2018
  13. More than 2,000 villages overlooked for affordable homes ormskirk

    More than 2,000 villages are missing out on new affordable homes because they are classified as unsuitable for growth by the local ...

    More than 2,000 villages are missing out on new affordable homes because they are classified as unsuitable for growth by the local planning process. According to new research by the CLA of 70 Local Plans from the most rural local authorities, 2,154 villages across England are judged to be...

    21/11/2018
  14. Two days of travel misery for Ormskirk commuters ormskirk

    The information board at Ormskirk's busy railway station says it all - all trains to and from Preston cancelled. And it's been ...

    The information board at Ormskirk's busy railway station says it all - all trains to and from Preston cancelled. And it's been travel misery for two days on the run for Ormskirk commuters with all services off after Northern Rail said too many of its elderly fleet were being repaired. On...

    21/11/2018
  15. New MOT standards improving our air quality ormskirk

    The number of cars failing emissions tests has more than doubled since the new MOT introduced stricter emission rules on 20 May ...

    The number of cars failing emissions tests has more than doubled since the new MOT introduced stricter emission rules on 20 May 2018. Following changes to the MOT test on 20 May 2018, more than 744,592 cars have failed the emissions test. The cars have either been taken off the road or...

    21/11/2018
  16. Spot the irony in this parking warning ormskirk

    That's rich! Students are forever getting it in the neck for parking in and around Ormskirk in a selfish and indiscriminate ...

    That's rich! Students are forever getting it in the neck for parking in and around Ormskirk in a selfish and indiscriminate manner. And it looks like they've turned the tables on anyone who has the brass neck to park on land near a student house; witness this new sign now displayed at a...

    20/11/2018
  17. Blooming great day out for Ormskirk ladies ormskirk

    Ladies from the St. Anne's Monday club had a blooming great day out yesterday - paid for by the Community Link Foundation. The ...

    Ladies from the St. Anne's Monday club had a blooming great day out yesterday - paid for by the Community Link Foundation. The charity gave them a donation of £400 to pay for a Halloween event and contribute towards a visit to Bents in Leigh, Lancashire as a pre-Christmas treat.

    20/11/2018
  18. New knit and natter sessions at popular Ormskirk cafe start today ormskirk

    Dempsey's in Ormskirk will be filled with the clatter of knitting needles and the nattering of ladies this morning as a new ...

    Dempsey's in Ormskirk will be filled with the clatter of knitting needles and the nattering of ladies this morning as a new venture begins. And there's free cups of tea on offer to everyone who takes part - folk will be knitting items for babies, the homeless, and a variety of overseas projects....

    20/11/2018
  19. Exciting new venture at Ormskirk indoor market ormskirk

    Looking for some Christmas bargains? You won't go far wrong at a brilliant new venture at Ormskirk indoor market on Moorgate ...

    Looking for some Christmas bargains? You won't go far wrong at a brilliant new venture at Ormskirk indoor market on Moorgate where table top sales have just started with a large variety of stalls catering for all sorts of customers. It's great to see some new life breathed into the market so...

    20/11/2018
  20. MP's plea on behalf of Claire House funding ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper recently met with Claire House Children’s Hospice Chief David Pastor to discuss the charity’s work and the ...

    MP Rosie Cooper recently met with Claire House ChildrenÂ’s Hospice Chief David Pastor to discuss the charityÂ’s work and the children and families they support in West Lancashire. Claire House opened in 1998 on the Wirral, caring for just 10 children at that time - it now looks after over 330....

    20/11/2018
  21. Community talk to support Pearl of Africa choir ormskirk

    If you'd like to hear how you can get involved in supporting the Pearl of Africa children's choir, here's an opportunity to learn ...

    If you'd like to hear how you can get involved in supporting the Pearl of Africa children's choir, here's an opportunity to learn more!

    20/11/2018
  22. Pearl of Africa fundraiser success ormskirk

    Report: Liz Tonge A coffee morning to raise funds for a Ugandan trip to support the Pearl of Africa choir's work there was a ...

    Report: Liz Tonge A coffee morning to raise funds for a Ugandan trip to support the Pearl of Africa choir's work there was a great success on Saturday in Halsall. Organised by Sue Weekes and Jennifer Holden-Booth from Ormskirk Clocktower Rotary Club, it was held at the village's St Aidan's...

    20/11/2018
  23. Mum2mum market back at Ormskirk School soon ormskirk

    Mum2mum Market is back at Ormskirk School for a bumper pre-Christmas nearly new sale! It's on Saturday, 1 December 2-4pm - ...

    Mum2mum Market is back at Ormskirk School for a bumper pre-Christmas nearly new sale! It's on Saturday, 1 December 2-4pm - there'll be thousands of bargains up for grabs at up to 90% off the RRP! Can you afford to miss it? Save literally £££Â’s on buying new, so shopping lists at the ready and...

    19/11/2018
  24. Ormskirk and district snooker league results ormskirk

    This week saw no change at the summit of the top flight of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League. Firstly, joint ...

    This week saw no change at the summit of the top flight of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League. Firstly, joint leaders, Aughton Institute E went into battle with Lathom & Burscough RBL and after a tight, tense match it saw both sides unable to be split as a 3-3 stalemate was reached....

    19/11/2018
  25. Counter Terrorism Policing wants Christmas security all wrapped up ormskirk

    With the festive rush about to get underway, Counter Terrorism Policing is today, Monday 19th November, launching its biggest-ever ...

    With the festive rush about to get underway, Counter Terrorism Policing is today, Monday 19th November, launching its biggest-ever winter advertising campaign to the public, as part of ACT: Action Counters Terrorism. This campaign aims to encourage the public to remain vigilant, look out for...

    19/11/2018
  26. Late night bus and train services during the festive season ormskirk

    This year Arriva, Stagecoach and Merseyrail will be running late night bus and train services in the run up to Christmas, with ...

    This year Arriva, Stagecoach and Merseyrail will be running late night bus and train services in the run up to Christmas, with buses running on selected routes across the region and trains running from Liverpool to Hooton and to Southport. Late night bus services On Friday nights/Saturday...

    19/11/2018
  27. The EU Parliament Backs the Mandating of Digital Radio in Cars ormskirk

    On the 14th November, 2018, the European Parliament in its Plenary session voted to adopt the new European Electronic ...

    On the 14th November, 2018, the European Parliament in its Plenary session voted to adopt the new European Electronic Communications Code. This Directive will require all new car radios in the EU to be capable of receiving digital terrestrial radio. This requirement is in addition to any FM or AM...

    19/11/2018
  28. Bar 22 top of the tree at Christmas ormskirk

    Report: Brian Brighouse Bar 22 will lead the Ormskirk & District Pool League on Christmas Day following their latest 4 (5) ...

    Report: Brian Brighouse Bar 22 will lead the Ormskirk & District Pool League on Christmas Day following their latest 4 (5) – 3 victory over their closet rivals for the top spot, the Bridge. And after nine matches, they are 9 points ahead of the Bridge. Meanwhile, 22 Club catapulted their way...

    19/11/2018
  29. Inspiring true story of Liverpool's Chevasse twins being performed tomorrow night ormskirk

    The amazing story of Liverpool's Chevasse twins is no ordinary WW1 tale: Capt Noel Chavasse, of the 10th Battalion of the King's ...

    The amazing story of Liverpool's Chevasse twins is no ordinary WW1 tale: Capt Noel Chavasse, of the 10th Battalion of the King's (Liverpool) Regiment, became the only soldier to receive the Victoria Cross twice during the war, while his twin brother Christopher was a Chaplain in the Royal Army...

    19/11/2018
  30. Concerns over staff's future at 'new look' Ormskirk PO ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper has received correspondence from the Post Office, WHSmith and the Department for Business as they seek to assure ...

    MP Rosie Cooper has received correspondence from the Post Office, WHSmith and the Department for Business as they seek to assure her of the continuation of existing opening hours and protection of staff terms and conditions. Responding to Rosie Cooper MP, the Minister for Small Business,...

    17/11/2018
  31. HMRC warns of tax scams targeting university students ormskirk

    University students are being targeted by scammers with fake tax refunds in an effort to steal money and personal details, warns ...

    University students are being targeted by scammers with fake tax refunds in an effort to steal money and personal details, warns HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The scammers are using seemingly legitimate university email addresses (for example ‘@uc.ac.uk’) in order to avoid detection. This...

    17/11/2018
  32. Baby and Child Remembrance Service at Ormskirk Hospital ormskirk

    On Wednesday 5 December, the annual baby and child memorial service will take place at Ormskirk District General Hospital. All ...

    On Wednesday 5 December, the annual baby and child memorial service will take place at Ormskirk District General Hospital. All who have experienced loss, whether recently or in the past are invited. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in this non-denominational service of carols, Christmas...

    17/11/2018
  33. Lancashire's roads are getting better ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council's approach to highway repairs is making a difference, according to new figures in its Transport Asset ...

    Lancashire County Council's approach to highway repairs is making a difference, according to new figures in its Transport Asset Management Plan Refresh 2015/2030 (TAMP). The county council has been prioritising investment in the A, B and C road network across the county, based on highway...

    16/11/2018
  34. A very special day at Nationwide ormskirk

    If you wondered what all the excitement was outside the Nationwide Building Society on Tuesday - read on! It was 50 years to ...

    If you wondered what all the excitement was outside the Nationwide Building Society on Tuesday - read on! It was 50 years to the day since the old Hastings and Thanet BS opened on Burscough Street and in that time its offices have had a few changes although its core values as a mutual society...

    16/11/2018
  35. November is lung cancer awareness month ormskirk

    Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer; around 46,700 new cases are diagnosed in the UK every year – ...

    Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer; around 46,700 new cases are diagnosed in the UK every year – that’s nearly 130 every day. The North West has one of the highest rates of lung cancer in the UK, so it is vital that people are aware of the symptoms. Lung cancer...

    16/11/2018
  36. Home in on this encouraging report says Council ormskirk

    Learn more about the excellent achievements of West Lancashire Borough Council’s Housing and Inclusion Service by taking a look ...

    Learn more about the excellent achievements of West Lancashire Borough CouncilÂ’s Housing and Inclusion Service by taking a look at its annual report on the authority's website. Each year the Council produces the Housing Annual Report for tenants which details what the service has achieved over...

    16/11/2018

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