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  1. Prime Minister Theresa May's New Year message for 2018 ormskirk

    2017 has been a year of progress for the United Kingdom. In January, I set out our objectives for the Brexit negotiations, and ...

    2017 has been a year of progress for the United Kingdom. In January, I set out our objectives for the Brexit negotiations, and in the months since we have pursued them with steady purpose.

    31/12/2017
  2. Great year for music and sport fans as Government bans the ticket tout bots ormskirk

    Gig goers and sports fans will have more chance to see their favourite stars in 2018 as the Government cracks down on touts using ...

    Gig goers and sports fans will have more chance to see their favourite stars in 2018 as the Government cracks down on touts using “bots” to bulk buy tickets for resale on secondary ticketing sites. New legislation will ban ticket touts from using automated software to dodge security...

    31/12/2017
  3. On song with the 'Songbirds' ormskirk

    Report: Jacqui Sutton The past year's been a very busy year for West Lancs. Community Choir Songbirds! We now have two ...

    Report: Jacqui Sutton The past year's been a very busy year for West Lancs. Community Choir ‘Songbirds’! We now have two choirs one based at Brookside in Ormkirk and our newest choir in Hesketh Bank, and both have welcomed many new members in 2017 and we look forward to welcoming many more in...

    30/12/2017
  4. Environment Agency uncovers landscape with laser mapping ormskirk

    The Environment Agency has announced plans to map Englands entire landscape by 2020, using the data to assess flood risk and ...

    The Environment Agency has announced plans to map England’s entire landscape by 2020, using the data to assess flood risk and inform conservation work. The Environment Agency has announced plans to map England’s entire landscape by 2020, using the data to assess flood risk and inform...

    30/12/2017
  5. Christmas markets see surge to bring festive cheer to High Streets ormskirk

    New research for the Local Government Association, in partnership with NABMA Market Place, reveals that all areas studied have ...

    New research for the Local Government Association, in partnership with NABMA Market Place, reveals that all areas studied have seen an increase in the past 12 months, and that Christmas markets are on track to have broken the record £250 million spent in markets in 2015. Coach tours and...

    30/12/2017
  6. Wanted, missing sex offender from Skelmersdale ormskirk

    Have you seen missing sex offender Paul Jevons? We are appealing for information about a sex offender who has breached his ...

    Have you seen missing sex offender Paul Jevons? We are appealing for information about a sex offender who has breached his notifications by failing to tell us when he moved out of his address in Skelmersdale in September. Jevons is described as white, 5ft 10in tall with blue eyes.

    29/12/2017
  7. NHS to consider routine use of drunk tanks to ease pressure on A and Es ormskirk

    NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens today announced that the NHS will decide this year whether drunk tanks should ...

    NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens today announced that the NHS will decide this year whether “drunk tanks” should routinely be used take pressure off hard-pressed A&E departments and 999 ambulance services during the seasonal holiday period. Supervised areas where revellers who have...

    29/12/2017
  8. Examine your options - think twice before using A and E ormskirk

    People are being urged to think twice before using A&E and keep it free for the seriously ill and injured. Winter is the ...

    People are being urged to think twice before using A&E and keep it free for the seriously ill and injured. Winter is the busiest time of year for NHS hospitals across the country, particularly for accident and emergency departments. Often these patients have multiple health problems, longer...

    29/12/2017
  9. Behind the headlines, calorie guidelines remain unchanged ormskirk

    PHE clarifies recent media coverage about an upcoming calorie campaign. Over the past couple of days, the national media has ...

    PHE clarifies recent media coverage about an upcoming calorie campaign. Over the past couple of days, the national media has reported on Public Health England’s (PHE) upcoming campaign on calories. Much of the coverage suggests PHE is changing the guidelines on how many calories people should...

    29/12/2017
  10. Rogue landlords put on notice as government announces tough new powers ormskirk

    New measures to crack down on bad practices, stamp out overcrowding and improve standards for those renting in the private sector. ...

    New measures to crack down on bad practices, stamp out overcrowding and improve standards for those renting in the private sector. Rogue landlords have been put on notice as government has announced today a raft of new measures to crack down on bad practices, stamp out overcrowding and improve...

    29/12/2017
  11. Further 9 terror-related offences added to Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme ormskirk

    Nine further terror-related offences will be added to the scheme which allows the public to challenge sentences handed out by the ...

    Nine further terror-related offences will be added to the scheme which allows the public to challenge sentences handed out by the courts. Changes to the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme mean that people found guilty of crimes such as tipping off terrorists about an investigation, or flouting...

    29/12/2017
  12. A little less conversation about conservation in Granville Park ormskirk

    It looks like the Borough council will be laying the law down as disquiet gathers about how Aughtons Granville Parks been ...

    It looks like the Borough council will be laying the law down as disquiet gathers about how Aughton’s Granville Park’s been changing - and not always for the better... Recent years have seen the growth of new developments which haven’t always been in keeping with the quiet gentility of one of...

    29/12/2017
  13. Is your call a real emergency? ormskirk

    While everyone has been enjoying their turkey and mince pies and relaxing with loved ones, for North West Ambulance Service staff, ...

    While everyone has been enjoying their turkey and mince pies and relaxing with loved ones, for North West Ambulance Service staff, it has been business as usual with thousands of incidents responded to over the festive period. The Trust answered 4,111 emergency calls and attended 3,178...

    29/12/2017
  14. Missing from home Lois Elliott ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 14-year-old teenage girl. Lois Elliott, from ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 14-year-old teenage girl. Lois Elliott, from Buxton, was last seen on Wednesday, 20 December 2017, at 3.45pm. She is known to frequent the Halewood, Garston, Toxteth and Speke areas. Extensive enquiries have been...

    29/12/2017
  15. Rule changes to speed up rollout of mobile and fast broadband in rural areas ormskirk

    Reforms to the Electronic Communications Code (EEC) have come into force . The reforms to the outdated legislation will ...

    Reforms to the Electronic Communications Code (EEC) have come into force . The reforms to the outdated legislation will reduce the costs of housing phone masts and other communications infrastructure on private land. This opens the way for faster and more reliable broadband and mobile...

    29/12/2017
  16. Thanks from Ormskirk Foodbank ormskirk

    The volunteers at Ormskirk Foodbank would like to thank everyone who've contributed so generously to its food collections this ...

    The volunteers at Ormskirk Foodbank would like to thank everyone who've contributed so generously to its food collections this Christmas. Thank you to the customers of Tesco in Burscough, the many schools, churches and other organisations who collected, and to the numerous individuals who came...

    28/12/2017
  17. Sporting Challenge celebrate fundraising successes. ormskirk

    Sporting Challenge are celebrating a number of recent fundraising successes. The charity's received £500 from the Peter ...

    Sporting Challenge are celebrating a number of recent fundraising successes. The charity's received £500 from the Peter Lathom Charity to fund various aspects of its work, £1100 from the LCC Disability Champion Cllr Peter Steen and £1000 from Cllr Mark Perks the County Council's Champion for...

    28/12/2017
  18. Better mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity for rail passengers ormskirk

    Government fires starting pistol on an ambitious plan that could see UKs train passengers benefitting from a dramatic ...

    Government fires starting pistol on an ambitious plan that could see UK’s train passengers benefitting from a dramatic improvement in onboard mobile and Wi-Fi connections. Proposals could allow everyone onboard to stream videos simultaneously Fibre optic cables and mobile masts could be...

    28/12/2017
  19. CCTV keeps West Lancs safe over Christmas and into the New Year ormskirk

    The Borough Council and partners are working hard to ensure Ormskirk is safe over Christmas and during the busy New Year ...

    The Borough Council and partners are working hard to ensure Ormskirk is safe over Christmas and during the busy New Year celebrations. Its award winning CCTV system watches over the borough and provides reassurance to the community as well as a valuable crime-fighting tool for the police. ...

    28/12/2017
  20. Ello, ello, ello and now goodbye for Edge Hill policing ormskirk

    Should Lancashire Constabulary have a dedicated officer policing Edge Hill University? The Uni and Students Union might agree, ...

    Should Lancashire Constabulary have a dedicated officer policing Edge Hill University? The Uni and Students Union might agree, but the force begs to differ after QLocal discovered that in the last few months there’s been no specific officer responsible for police liaison at the campus. This...

    28/12/2017
  21. Logging on to festive admin ormskirk

    From taxing cars to buying personalised registration numbers, thousands chose to log on to DVLAs online services on 25 December ...

    From taxing cars to buying personalised registration numbers, thousands chose to log on to DVLA’s online services on 25 December 2017. While over 7 million people tuned into the Queen’s Speech on Christmas day, figures show that thousands of people also logged on to DVLA’s online services to...

    27/12/2017
  22. Not so smart driving in Northway crash ormskirk

    This was the aftermath of a two vehicle crash on Northway, Aughton at lunchtime. Police have confirmed that no one was badly ...

    This was the aftermath of a two vehicle crash on Northway, Aughton at lunchtime. Police have confirmed that no one was badly injured in the incident which happened at the junction with Moss Delph Lane and involved a Smart and Peugeot 208. Both vehicles were recovered by AAA of Leyland at...

    27/12/2017
  23. Local man named after fatal Ormskirk RTA ormskirk

    Police have now named the man who was killed outright in a fatal RTA in Ormskirk on Friday. He was 69-year-old John Roberts ...

    Police have now named the man who was killed outright in a fatal RTA in Ormskirk on Friday. He was 69-year-old John Roberts from Scarisbrick who was killed after his BMW was in collision with an artic. at around 8am at the busy junction of County Road and Green Lane. Police closed the A59 for...

    27/12/2017
  24. Cold weather prompts further health warnings from PHE ormskirk

    Public Health England (PHE) issues cold weather alerts and health warnings following the arrival of colder weather in some parts ...

    Public Health England (PHE) issues cold weather alerts and health warnings following the arrival of colder weather in some parts of England. Latest update Arrival of cold weather across Yorkshire and the Humber, the North East and North West of England that is due to spread across the rest...

    27/12/2017
  25. Minister urges households to recycle as much as possible over Christmas ormskirk

    Local Government Minister Marcus Jones encourages households to recycle. Households across the country are being encouraged ...

    Local Government Minister Marcus Jones encourages households to recycle. Households across the country are being encouraged by the Minister for Local Government, Marcus Jones, to make it a record-breaking year for recycling over the Christmas period. It’s estimated that the UK recycled a...

    27/12/2017
  26. Niggling ducks remind taxpayers to complete Self Assessment before deadline ormskirk

    Quacking ducks employed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are enjoying the quiet life after helping remind the UKs 11.4 million ...

    Quacking ducks employed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are enjoying the quiet life after helping remind the UK’s 11.4 million Self Assessment customers to stop ignoring the ‘little niggle’ about completing their tax returns. The ducks were used for the tax authority’s new campaign,...

    27/12/2017
  27. Passengers reminded to plan ahead during January's rail strike ormskirk

    Passengers reminded to plan ahead during January's rail strike. Passengers travelling to, from and within the Liverpool ...

    Passengers reminded to plan ahead during January's rail strike. Passengers travelling to, from and within the Liverpool City Region are being urged to plan their journeys and check before they travel ahead of planned industrial action by members of the RMT union on Merseyrail and Northern...

    27/12/2017
  28. Halsall man one of ten jailed ormskirk

    Ten members of a criminal group which smuggled drugs and money the length of the UK were imprisoned for a total of 31 years at ...

    Ten members of a criminal group which smuggled drugs and money the length of the UK were imprisoned for a total of 31 years at Liverpool Crown Court following a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation. The group was led by Jamie Hughes, 37, of Warrington, and operated out of the North West...

    27/12/2017
  29. More help for vulnerable children to attend top boarding schools ormskirk

    The Boarding School Partnerships Information Service has been launched to give more vulnerable children the chance to attend ...

    The Boarding School Partnerships Information Service has been launched to give more vulnerable children the chance to attend boarding schools. The Department for Education is launching a new service designed to give more vulnerable children the chance to attend some of the country’s highest...

    26/12/2017
  30. B and Q issues urgent recall over remote control plug sets ormskirk

    B&Q has issued an urgent recall over two of its remote control on/off plug sets due to a potential fire risk. They were on ...

    B&Q has issued an urgent recall over two of its remote control on/off plug sets due to a potential fire risk. They were on sale from September 2014 to November 2017. A small number of these products have shown excessive heat build-up inside the plug, and in some circumstances, this could...

    26/12/2017
  31. Carolling success at Morrisons ormskirk

    Report: Margaret Ellams Carollers were in good voice in Morrisons last Saturday on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, ...

    Report: Margaret Ellams Carollers were in good voice in Morrisons last Saturday on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Ormskirk & District Branch! They raised almost £500 for the charity - well done!

    26/12/2017
  32. Police to name fatal RTA victim soon ormskirk

    Police are expected to name the local man who died after a fatal RTA on County Road, Ormskirk soon. QLocal's Roger Blaxall ...

    Police are expected to name the local man who died after a fatal RTA on County Road, Ormskirk soon. QLocal's Roger Blaxall spoke to the Police control room minutes ago to confirm that all his family had been informed; the man died at the wheel of his BMW after a crash involving him and a...

    26/12/2017
  33. A much happier Christmas for Burscough families thanks to The Grove ormskirk

    How's this for Christmas spirit? Some 40 families in and around Burscough received hampers full of seasonal goodies as ...

    How's this for Christmas spirit? Some 40 families in and around Burscough received hampers full of seasonal goodies as volunteers from The Grove put the finishing touches to their Christmas Food Bank appeal. Local business responded magnificently with Booths and Tesco consistent supporters...

    26/12/2017
  34. 'Last supper' for charity shop staff and volunteers ormskirk

    Heres one for the history books - a photo of the 'last supper' for dedicated staff and volunteers who made one of Ormskirk's ...

    Here’s one for the history books - a photo of the 'last supper' for dedicated staff and volunteers who made one of Ormskirk's first charity shops such a big success. And a big hand to two volunteers who bucked the stereotype of the ‘footballer’s wife’ - Mrs. Joe Royle (left) and Mrs Colin Harvey...

    26/12/2017
  35. A very happy Christmas from QLocal Ormskirk ormskirk

    How's this for a suitably quirky Christmas card from Ormskirk's favourite community news website? Reporter Roger Blaxall was ...

    How's this for a suitably quirky Christmas card from Ormskirk's favourite community news website? Reporter Roger Blaxall was invited down to meet the brilliant welding team at Burscough’s Bachy Soletanche after featuring its unique Christmas tree on our news pages recently. Many thanks to...

    25/12/2017
  36. Santa approaches Ormskirk at 6,650,807.72 miles per hour ormskirk

    Our thanks to QLocal devotee Ian McArdle for this fascinating festive fact regarding Santa's visit to local boys and girls last ...

    Our thanks to QLocal devotee Ian McArdle for this fascinating festive fact regarding Santa's visit to local boys and girls last night. He added, dryly, that he slowed his reindeer down to 20mph on the approach to Cottage Lane...

    25/12/2017

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