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  1. 'Good Knight Rainhill' as Ormskirk progress in National Club Championship ormskirk

    Report and photo: Peter Rogan Spectators arriving a few minutes late for the game must have thought that there was something ...

    Report and photo: Peter Rogan Spectators arriving a few minutes late for the game must have thought that there was something wrong with the scoreboard when they saw it showing that Ormskirk had lost 3 wickets for just 7 runs... But there was nothing wrong with the scoreboard - and that score...

    06/06/2018
  2. Sophisticated new CCTV system installed at Morrisons ormskirk

    Morrisons in Ormskirk has upped its security game with the fitment of a sophisticated new CCTV system at its Park Road store. ...

    Morrisons in Ormskirk has upped its security game with the fitment of a sophisticated new CCTV system at its Park Road store. In summer 2014, a dramatic cash box raid by two men from Stockport saw no little drama in the aftermath, as QLocal reported at the time:...

    06/06/2018
  3. Lord-Lieutenant to present volunteer groups in Lancashire with prestigious Award ormskirk

    The Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, The Lord Shuttleworth KG KCVO, will be officially presenting The Queen’s Award for Voluntary ...

    The Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, The Lord Shuttleworth KG KCVO, will be officially presenting The QueenÂ’s Award for Voluntary Service to seven volunteer groups from Lancashire. This is the MBE for groups of volunteers who work in their local community for the benefit of others. The...

    06/06/2018
  4. New data reveals 420,000 cases of STIs diagnosed in 2017 ormskirk

    A PHE report reveals that while overall rates of sexually transmitted infections remained stable in 2017 compared to 2016, there ...

    A PHE report reveals that while overall rates of sexually transmitted infections remained stable in 2017 compared to 2016, there was a 20% increase in syphilis. New figures from PHE show that cases of STIs have increased from 5,955 in 2016 to 7,137 in 2017. The data show that in 2017,...

    05/06/2018
  5. Drivers sees biggest increase in petrol prices in at least 18 years ormskirk

    Motorists suffered the biggest monthly rise in the average price of petrol in at least 18 years with 6p a litre being added at the ...

    Motorists suffered the biggest monthly rise in the average price of petrol in at least 18 years with 6p a litre being added at the pumps in May, new data from the RAC reveals. The average cost of unleaded fuel shot up from 123.43p to 129.41p per litre, taking the cost of filling up a...

    05/06/2018
  6. New powers for councils to deliver homes for local families ormskirk

    Councils will receive new powers to help them deliver the homes their communities need. Councils will receive new powers to ...

    Councils will receive new powers to help them deliver the homes their communities need. Councils will receive new powers to help them deliver the homes their communities need under proposed regulations published by Housing Minister Dominic Raab MP. Under new rules, councils will be able...

    05/06/2018
  7. Every little helps as Sporting Challenge 'bag' a Tesco Bags of Help award ormskirk

    Report: Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge has won £4000 funding from Tesco's 'Bags of Help' scheme. Funding raised by ...

    Report: Edward McCarthy Sporting Challenge has won £4000 funding from Tesco's 'Bags of Help' scheme. Funding raised by the carrier bag charge at Tesco stores is used for grants to improve local parks, hold community events, support sports groups and much more. The grants are managed by...

    05/06/2018
  8. Borough's blue box/blue bin saga rumbles on ormskirk

    This from Our West Lancashire (OWL) which have made it their business to get to the bottom of WLBC's blue box PR disaster that's ...

    This from Our West Lancashire (OWL) which have made it their business to get to the bottom of WLBC's blue box PR disaster that's been playing out over recent weeks... 'Here is the latest letter we sent on Saturday to residents who had contacted us. Dear xxx, We continue to ask questions...

    05/06/2018
  9. Concern for missing Blackpool man ormskirk

    Police are extremely concerned for the welfare of a missing man from Blackpool. Jordan Bright (pictured below), 24, was last ...

    Police are extremely concerned for the welfare of a missing man from Blackpool. Jordan Bright (pictured below), 24, was last seen at his home address in the resort on 9pm on Saturday night (June 2nd). He left the house to go and stay at a friendÂ’s house but has not returned or been in touch with...

    05/06/2018
  10. Speed reduction moves for County and Southport Road, Ormskirk ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council are to propose a reduction to the speed limit on sections of two roads in Ormskirk from 40mph to 30mph. ...

    Lancashire County Council are to propose a reduction to the speed limit on sections of two roads in Ormskirk from 40mph to 30mph. Both County Road and High Lane (A59) have seen a number of serious accidents over the past few years and more recently two fatalities. County Cllr. Nikki...

    05/06/2018
  11. Some very good hair days at 23 Aughton Street ormskirk

    Ormskirk's newest independent hairdressers has been having some very good hair days since it opened last Tuesday! And 29 May ...

    Ormskirk's newest independent hairdressers has been having some very good hair days since it opened last Tuesday! And 29 May saw the realisation of a dream for the ladies who have taken over the former Heys Opticians, transforming it into a stylish two storey salon. QLocal's Roger Blaxall...

    05/06/2018
  12. Minute’s silence to mark Grenfell Tower Fire one year ago ormskirk

    Government buildings to observe minute’s silence to mark one year on from the Grenfell Tower fire. A minute’s silence will be ...

    Government buildings to observe minuteÂ’s silence to mark one year on from the Grenfell Tower fire. A minuteÂ’s silence will be held on Thursday 14th June 2018 at 12noon in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all others that were affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire, one year ago. The...

    04/06/2018
  13. 30 minutes parking for 80p returns ormskirk

    From today the parking charges in Southport have been reduced to 80p for half an hour. Under the old system the minimum charge ...

    From today the parking charges in Southport have been reduced to 80p for half an hour. Under the old system the minimum charge was £1.50 for up to one hour . As part of the budget setting process for 2018/19, it will again be possible to pay for thirty-minute parking in Southport town centre....

    04/06/2018
  14. Important flooding meeting for concerned Burscough residents tomorrow evening ormskirk

    Our thanks to Gavin Rattray from the Burscough Flooding Group for this news: 'Dear customer, Following on from the public ...

    Our thanks to Gavin Rattray from the Burscough Flooding Group for this news: 'Dear customer, Following on from the public meeting held on the 3rd November 2017 hosted by Rosie Cooper (MP), you may have become aware of investigations United Utilities and our partner agencies have been...

    04/06/2018
  15. HM Coastguard issues safety warning after young girl was buried in sand dune ormskirk

    Beachgoers are being warned to be careful near sand dunes after a young girl escaped serious injury after becoming trapped ...

    Beachgoers are being warned to be careful near sand dunes after a young girl escaped serious injury after becoming trapped underneath a collapsed sand dune on Newborough Beach yesterday afternoon. HM Coastguard was alerted to the incident just after 5.15pm and Rhosneigr and Bangor...

    04/06/2018
  16. Forget-me-not ... when shamed shop manager was lauded by Edge Hill ormskirk

    The internet's a wonderful tool for researching all manner of news stories, and our thanks to one alert QLocal reader CS who ...

    The internet's a wonderful tool for researching all manner of news stories, and our thanks to one alert QLocal reader CS who e-mailed reporter Roger Blaxall this link from the EHU news pages from August 2014. Shamed Vincent Churchill (right) has been sacked by WHSmith from its Moor St. store...

    04/06/2018
  17. Merseyrail announces new Northern Line timetables from June ormskirk

    New timetables for all Merseyrail Northern line services will be launched on June 2 2018 ready for the opening of the new Maghull ...

    New timetables for all Merseyrail Northern line services will be launched on June 2 2018 ready for the opening of the new Maghull North station. A 15 minute frequency will continue to run on all lines, however the calling times at stations will change. The new timetable has been launched to...

    04/06/2018
  18. Tories in turmoil poser after unpopular councillor resigns ormskirk

    Here's one Moon that won't wax and wane any more - in west Lancashire at least... This press statement arrived at the busy ...

    Here's one Moon that won't wax and wane any more - in west Lancashire at least... This press statement arrived at the busy QLocal newsdesk on Saturday from Our West Lancashire (OWL) re. the resignation of Councillor Paul Moon: 'Responding to news that Hesketh Bank Councillor, Conservative...

    04/06/2018
  19. Merseyside Police Launch of Summer Drink and Drug Drive Campaign ormskirk

    Today (Monday, 4 June) marks the start of the annual Summer Drink and Drug Drive campaign and Merseyside Police is appealing to ...

    Today (Monday, 4 June) marks the start of the annual Summer Drink and Drug Drive campaign and Merseyside Police is appealing to people to continue to drive responsibly this summer. During last yearÂ’s campaign Merseyside Police arrested 206 motorists in June and July. Of the 206 people,...

    04/06/2018
  20. Every little helps National Trust recruitment drive at Tesco, Burscough ormskirk

    There has been a local recruitment drive of National Trust supporters to keep alive the 30 year old association of members ...

    There has been a local recruitment drive of National Trust supporters to keep alive the 30 year old association of members locally, the Ormskirk and District Association of National Trust Members. And what proved to be a successful day was spent at Tesco in Burscough where a promotional table...

    04/06/2018
  21. Planned roadworks in the North West ormskirk

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 1 June but could ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 1 June but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as...

    04/06/2018
  22. PM message one year after London Bridge attack, 3 June 2018 ormskirk

    Prime Minister Theresa May gave this message one year after the London Bridge attack. The attack on London Bridge and Borough ...

    Prime Minister Theresa May gave this message one year after the London Bridge attack. The attack on London Bridge and Borough Market was a cowardly attempt to strike at the heart of our freedoms by deliberately targeting people enjoying their Saturday night with friends and family. Today we...

    03/06/2018
  23. Will Lancashire Constabulary follow Dorset Police's lead ormskirk

    Will Merseyside Police follow the lead of Dorset Police as they announce that they will name and shame drink drivers on social ...

    Will Merseyside Police follow the lead of Dorset Police as they announce that they will name and shame drink drivers on social media? Dorset Police , launching its summer drink driving campaign which is set to run until Monday 16 July to coincide with the World Cup. Those caught will...

    02/06/2018
  24. HMRC saves public Ł2.4M by stopping fraudsters ormskirk

    HMRC has revealed today that it has saved the public over £2.4m by tackling fraudsters that trick the public into using ...

    HMRC has revealed today that it has saved the public over £2.4m by tackling fraudsters that trick the public into using premium rate phone numbers for services that HMRC provide for free. Scammers create websites that look similar to HMRCÂ’s official site and then direct the public to call...

    02/06/2018
  25. Car owners warned 'don't be a tosser' ormskirk

    A brand new campaign, aimed at the 'tossers' who chuck their rubbish out of car windows. New research shows a third of people ...

    A brand new campaign, aimed at the 'tossers' who chuck their rubbish out of car windows. New research shows a third of people don't know the law. A third of people (33%) do not know that the registered keeper of a vehicle can now be fined if someone in their car or van throws rubbish out of...

    02/06/2018
  26. Yellow warning of heavy rain ormskirk

    Warnings affecting North West England Yellow warning Rain Between 09:00 Fri 1st and 22:00 Fri 1st. Thunderstorms are ...

    Warnings affecting North West England Yellow warning Rain Between 09:00 Fri 1st and 22:00 Fri 1st. Thunderstorms are likely to affect northern and western parts of the UK during Friday. What to expect.

    01/06/2018
  27. Family of missing man appeal for help ormskirk

    The family of Carl Lake, 62, from #Bootle, have appealed to the public for any information regarding his whereabouts. If you have ...

    The family of Carl Lake, 62, from #Bootle, have appealed to the public for any information regarding his whereabouts. If you have any information please contact @MerPolCC or @missingpeople.. Carl Lake, 62 years, was last seen at around 5.30pm on Tuesday, 15 May in the vicinity of Coronation...

    01/06/2018
  28. Learner drivers allowed on Motorways from June 4th ormskirk

    Online hub to help learner drivers ahead of law change. Learning to drive and want to boost your confidence and driving skills ...

    Online hub to help learner drivers ahead of law change. Learning to drive and want to boost your confidence and driving skills on a motorway? Then why not prove it by testing your skills on a free online driving hub. The driving hub is being launched to help people improve learner driversÂ’...

    01/06/2018
  29. Disturbing police video of how to spot signs of modern slavery ormskirk

    Modern Slavery Is Happening Here In Lancashire - and if you've heard about modern slavery and human trafficking and not sure what ...

    Modern Slavery Is Happening Here In Lancashire - and if you've heard about modern slavery and human trafficking and not sure what it involves, please watch this video find out how to spot the signs. It could be happening near you ... if you have any concerns you can call the modern slavery...

    01/06/2018
  30. Mayor launches plea to find family of Seaforth war hero ormskirk

    The Mayor of Sefton is asking for help to trace the family of a Seaforth World War One hero. Arthur Evans received the ...

    The Mayor of Sefton is asking for help to trace the family of a Seaforth World War One hero. Arthur Evans received the Victoria Cross after an incredible act of single-handed bravery under heavy German fire in France, 1918. On the day in question Lance Sargeant EvansÂ’ patrol spotted an...

    01/06/2018
  31. Dig this - successful JCB open day at Clarke and Pulman, Burscough ormskirk

    Report: Lisa Ashcroft Clarke and Pulman recently hosted an Open Day for JCB ground care and agricultural compact machinery last ...

    Report: Lisa Ashcroft Clarke and Pulman recently hosted an Open Day for JCB ground care and agricultural compact machinery last Wednesday at its Burscough Depot. JCB supplied a wide range of their latest mini diggers, skidsteers, teleskids and loadalls for the event, with company reps on...

    01/06/2018
  32. A brilliant day out for classic fans ormskirk

    It was a brilliant day out - in all senses of the word - for classic car and bike fans in Mawdesley, Ormskirk on bank holiday ...

    It was a brilliant day out - in all senses of the word - for classic car and bike fans in Mawdesley, Ormskirk on bank holiday Monday! The third Mawdesley CC event saw hundreds of folk visit the cricket field in glorious wall to wall sunshine to get up close and personal with a wonderful array of...

    31/05/2018
  33. Pop along to Ormskirk library today - but make it snappy ormskirk

    There's a special Roald Dahl activity day at Ormskirk library today all about his famous 'Enormous Crocodile' that'll appeal to ...

    There's a special Roald Dahl activity day at Ormskirk library today all about his famous 'Enormous Crocodile' that'll appeal to children of all ages!

    31/05/2018
  34. Eyebrow, sorry highbrow, news from Edge Hill University ormskirk

    A wonderful snippet from the popular Private Eye magazine's 'Pseuds Corner'... We've always had our suspicions about some of ...

    A wonderful snippet from the popular Private Eye magazine's 'Pseuds Corner'... We've always had our suspicions about some of the courses there!

    31/05/2018
  35. Great news from the Advertiser as Lydiate moves back into Lancashire ormskirk

    As regular readers of the failing Ormskirk Advertiser will know, the paper's now often a hotch potch of news from Ormskirk, ...

    As regular readers of the failing Ormskirk Advertiser will know, the paper's now often a hotch potch of news from Ormskirk, Skelmersdale and Maghull. Back in the day, there were separate Ormskirk, Maghull and Aintree and Skelmersdsale New Town editions, with just the Ormskirk and Skem papers...

    31/05/2018
  36. Does anyone proofread The Champ - don't bank on it... ormskirk

    Our thanks to one of our Rufford readers for this howler from The Champ a few weeks ago. "Does anyone proofread the paper?" he ...

    Our thanks to one of our Rufford readers for this howler from The Champ a few weeks ago. "Does anyone proofread the paper?" he asked, smiling. Can you spot the error?

    31/05/2018

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