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  1. A short story about Edge Hill's Short Story competition ormskirk

    Daisy Johnson's been named the winner of the £10,000 Edge Hill Prize for a short story at the Edinburgh International Book ...

    Daisy Johnson's been named the winner of the £10,000 Edge Hill Prize for a short story at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Johnson’s collection, 'Fen', features stories are set in an uncanny and weirdly magical East Anglian landscape and was chosen from a shortlist of five. The...

    01/09/2017
  2. 30 hours free childcare launches ormskirk

    The government's 30 hours free childcare offer for working parents rolls out across the country on Friday (1 September). New 30 ...

    The government's 30 hours free childcare offer for working parents rolls out across the country on Friday (1 September). New 30 hours childcare offer saves families around £5000 per year per child Around 390,000 families across the country are eligible Scheme backed by an extra £1 billion per...

    31/08/2017
  3. Annual Running Day for Merseyside Heritage Transport Charity ormskirk

    The Merseyside Transport Trust (MTT) will be holding its running day event on Sunday 10th September to raise funds for the ...

    The Merseyside Transport Trust (MTT) will be holding its’ running day event on Sunday 10th September to raise funds for the upkeep of its’ fleet of over 50 vintage vehicles. This is a rare and unique opportunity to enjoy a ride on some of buses in our collection, some of which featured at The...

    31/08/2017
  4. Ormskirk Cricket Club in LCB cup final ormskirk

    Ormskirk Cricket Club of The Liverpool & District Cricket Competition will feature in the Lancashire Cricket Board 2017 Cup ...

    Ormskirk Cricket Club of The Liverpool & District Cricket Competition will feature in the Lancashire Cricket Board 2017 Cup Final against Lancashire League opponents Lowerhouse Cricket Club at Emirates Old Trafford on Sunday,September 3rd,commencing at 11 am. The ground will be open from 10am...

    31/08/2017
  5. The World Fireworks Championships are back in Blackpool - and they're free ormskirk

    The World Fireworks Championships take place in Blackpool between the 8th and 29th September, and much like last year when the USA ...

    The World Fireworks Championships take place in Blackpool between the 8th and 29th September, and much like last year when the USA won some of the world’s best pyrotechnic artists will be in town to light up the night sky in superb and spectacular fashion. The best thing is that it’s all...

    31/08/2017
  6. Ormskirk through to National Club Championship final ormskirk

    Report and photos by Peter Rogan A large contingent of Ormskirk supporters travelled south to Wolverhampton in the hope of ...

    Report and photos by Peter Rogan A large contingent of Ormskirk supporters travelled south to Wolverhampton in the hope of seeing their club reach the final of the National Club Championship for the first time in its history. And they were not disappointed! Wolverhampton won the toss and...

    30/08/2017
  7. Residents invited to local primary care meeting ormskirk

    NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will be holding its Primary Care Committee meeting in public on Tuesday 12 ...

    NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will be holding its Primary Care Committee meeting in public on Tuesday 12 September 2017 from 1.30pm – 3pm in Ormskirk. The committee meetings take place in public, so anyone is welcome to observe. Steve Gross, board lay member at NHS...

    30/08/2017
  8. Hartley lands Northern in a jam ormskirk

    Headline, report and photos by Peter Rogan Ormskirk won the toss against Northern and elected to bat on a good wicket and a ...

    Headline, report and photos by Peter Rogan Ormskirk won the toss against Northern and elected to bat on a good wicket and a fast outfield. Andy Baybutt and Michael Jones opened the batting but initially things did not go according to plan when Michael (5) fell to a catch at mid wicket. This...

    30/08/2017
  9. Rural economy hit by increase in fly-tipping ormskirk

    Farmers and landowners are counting the cost of increased fly-tipping after the Bank Holiday weekend. Rural areas face a surge ...

    Farmers and landowners are counting the cost of increased fly-tipping after the Bank Holiday weekend. Rural areas face a surge in illegally dumped waste following public holidays and because private landowners are liable for the clean-up process they are spending on average £844 per incident. ...

    30/08/2017
  10. Family Fun Day: Bring your family to meet the Woodlands Animal Sanctuary family ormskirk

    Woodlands Animal Sanctuarys Family Fun Day is fast approaching an action packed day aimed at raising much needed funds for ...

    Woodlands Animal Sanctuary’s Family Fun Day is fast approaching – an action packed day aimed at raising much needed funds for the animal rescue charity. This year an extended day from 10:30 until 4:30, with the season’s championship dog show, family games, dog, reptile and bird displays, on site...

    30/08/2017
  11. Dig this - Burscough Community Farm taster day ormskirk

    Report and photos from Neil Hickson Burscough Community Farm in Meadow Lane, Burscough held a farm taster day on Sunday. ...

    Report and photos from Neil Hickson Burscough Community Farm in Meadow Lane, Burscough held a ‘farm taster day’ on Sunday. “We wanted to give visitors the experience of what it is like to work on the farm and the many tasks involved. "They got their hands dirty and later ate some of the...

    30/08/2017
  12. Thousands seek help from Citizens Advice after home improvement nightmares ormskirk

    Weeks without windows, sinking patios and waste water pouring down walls are just some of the home improvement disasters people ...

    Weeks without windows, sinking patios and waste water pouring down walls are just some of the home improvement disasters people are reporting to Citizens Advice, the national charity has revealed. The Citizens Advice consumer service helped people with 40,000 problems related to home...

    29/08/2017
  13. Light aircraft comes down in field near Burscough ormskirk

    The emergency services were called to Mains Lane near Burscough yesterday(28th August) after a light aircraft was forced to make ...

    The emergency services were called to Mains Lane near Burscough yesterday(28th August) after a light aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in a field. Lancashire Fire service Tweeted... We have three fire engines and drone on the way to a light aircraft that has come down in a...

    29/08/2017
  14. Fire at caravan park in Scarisbrick ormskirk

    20 tonnes of scrap and an advertising trailer were on fire. The relative remoteness of the source of water to fight the fire ...

    20 tonnes of scrap and an advertising trailer were on fire. The relative remoteness of the source of water to fight the fire prompted a response of three fire engines and crews, two from Ormskirk, one from Skelmersdale (the latter substituted by one from Merseyside subsequently) to set up a...

    29/08/2017
  15. It's showtime in Ormskirk ormskirk

    Ormskirk's MotorFest wasn't the only attraction in town this weekend. The new show homes on Taylor Wimpey's Highgrove Park ...

    Ormskirk's MotorFest wasn't the only attraction in town this weekend. The new show homes on Taylor Wimpey's Highgrove Park estate were opened for prospective buyers with a steady stream of folk touring the properties.

    29/08/2017
  16. Time being called on Burscough's 'Arthur Daleys' ormskirk

    Over recent months, a number of cars have been on sale at the busy Booths car park. But the days of the local Arthur Daleys are ...

    Over recent months, a number of cars have been on sale at the busy Booths car park. But the days of the local Arthur Daleys are numbered with new ANPR cameras set to go 'live' soon. They’ll clock any vehicles parked at the busy Ringtail Retail Park for over three hours at a time.

    29/08/2017
  17. Disrespectful youths use war memorial as a playground ormskirk

    Who will blow the whistle on games of football being played on Ormskirk's war memorial on Coronation Park? QLocal's Roger ...

    Who will blow the whistle on games of football being played on Ormskirk's war memorial on Coronation Park? QLocal's Roger Blaxall was dismayed to watch three young lads and two girls use the sacred spot for their own amusement last night as they played football and dodgeball there. Needless...

    29/08/2017
  18. No hiding place for Booths shoplifter ormskirk

    Brave Booths manager Richard Ford is the toast of his staff after he brought a brazen shoplifter to justice at the weekend. The ...

    Brave Booths manager Richard Ford is the toast of his staff after he brought a brazen shoplifter to justice at the weekend. The man left the store with a trolley full of drink hidden under bread and cakes at around 4pm on Saturday. Moments later, Richard raced after him; the man abandoned his...

    29/08/2017
  19. The heat is on at Ormskirk MotorFest ormskirk

    Pictures by Michael Dawson of Burscough Ormskirk's biggest and best ever MotorFest has now taken pole position as one of the ...

    Pictures by Michael Dawson of Burscough Ormskirk's biggest and best ever MotorFest has now taken pole position as one of the biggest events of its type in the north. Now in its seventh year, the bank holiday sunshine brought an estimated 40,000 visitors to the town to celebrate everything on...

    29/08/2017
  20. Channel changes coming - are you ready? ormskirk

    Boat owners, shipping companies and anyone who puts out to sea need to make sure theyre ready for the changeover of some VHF ...

    Boat owners, shipping companies and anyone who puts out to sea need to make sure they’re ready for the changeover of some VHF channel numbers used to contact UK Coastguard. The changes to Appendix 18 (Marine VHF) of the Radio Regulations mean that existing channels will no longer be used for...

    29/08/2017
  21. World renowned RAF Red Arrows to tour Middle East ormskirk

    Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon will announce that the world famous Royal Air Force Red Arrows will tour the Middle East next ...

    Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon will announce that the world famous Royal Air Force Red Arrows will tour the Middle East next month. On a visit to Kuwait, Sir Michael will announce that the Reds will perform in the country as part of a wider regional tour, with a programme that will...

    29/08/2017
  22. More great MotorFest photos ormskirk

    All photos by Michael Dawson of Burscough ...

    All photos by Michael Dawson of Burscough

    28/08/2017
  23. More great MotorFest photos ormskirk

    Our thanks to Michael Dawson for his brilliant coverage of this years's event ...

    Our thanks to Michael Dawson for his brilliant coverage of this years's event

    28/08/2017
  24. Tough new real world test comes into force for diesel cars to clean up our air ormskirk

    New test for harmful emissions from car exhausts. New models of diesel and petrol cars will have to pass a strict new ...

    New test for harmful emissions from car exhausts. New models of diesel and petrol cars will have to pass a strict new emissions test before they are allowed on Britain’s roads from next week (1 September 2017). The tough standards come into force in the biggest overhaul of emissions rules...

    27/08/2017
  25. Drug driving crackdown means more dangerous motorists off roads ormskirk

    Drug driving crackdown means more dangerous motorists off roads. Better technology means courts are punishing drug drive ...

    Drug driving crackdown means more dangerous motorists off roads. Better technology means courts are punishing drug drive offenders in record numbers. Tough new drug driving laws are now taking more dangerous drivers off roads, with conviction rates for the new drug driving offence at 98%....

    27/08/2017
  26. Planned roadworks in the North West ormskirk

    Planned roadworks in the North West summary for Tuesday 29 August to Sunday 3 September 2017. The following summary of ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Tuesday 29 August to Sunday 3 September 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 25 August and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen...

    26/08/2017
  27. Discover Lancashire in 70 objects ormskirk

    Items from Lancashire County Council museums feature as part of a new project, which aims to tell the history of the county ...

    Items from Lancashire County Council museums feature as part of a new project, which aims to tell the history of the county through artefacts at 70 venues across the region. 'A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects' has been brought together by a partnership of Lancashire County Council, Museum...

    26/08/2017
  28. Ormskirk School GCSE results success ormskirk

    Statement for Martin Kerridge, Ormskirk School head: "On behalf of all at the school, I offer congratulations to the GCSE cohort ...

    Statement for Martin Kerridge, Ormskirk School head: "On behalf of all at the school, I offer congratulations to the GCSE cohort of 2017 who have been the first year group to sit the new GCSE courses in maths and English. "This year, 68% of pupils achieved the Grade 4 passes in English and...

    26/08/2017
  29. MP secures new bins at bus station ormskirk

    Following concerns raised by a number of constituents, MP Rosie Cooper met with Network Rail staff at Ormskirk bus station to ...

    Following concerns raised by a number of constituents, MP Rosie Cooper met with Network Rail staff at Ormskirk bus station to discuss the litter situation on the walkway between the bus and train stations. Previously, MP Rosie secured agreement from Network Rail to ensure there was regular...

    26/08/2017
  30. Merchants' students on cloud nine with results ormskirk

    New Government reforms at GCSE, designed to toughen up specifications and cut down on the number of students achieving A* grades, ...

    New Government reforms at GCSE, designed to toughen up specifications and cut down on the number of students achieving A* grades, have reinforced Merchant Taylors' position as the top performing school in the area. Over two thirds of all GCSE results are at the highest possible grades of A* A,...

    26/08/2017
  31. Locals bemused by second Ormskirk Costa Coffee plan ormskirk

    "Why does Ormskirk need another coffee shop?" And "Why does the town need two Costas?" Just two of the questions bemused ...

    "Why does Ormskirk need another coffee shop?" And "Why does the town need two Costas?" Just two of the questions bemused locals are asking as construction work continues on the new Costa on Bursough Road next to Home Bargains. It's due to open for Christmas.

    26/08/2017
  32. Didn't they do well - Priory High GCSE results sees hardworking students rewarded ormskirk

    Hard working students at Burscough Priory have celebrated their success in the summer GCSE's. In the reformed examinations, ...

    Hard working students at Burscough Priory have celebrated their success in the summer GCSE's. In the reformed examinations, 77% of students achieved a pass grade 4 or higher in GCSE English with 53% achieving a strong pass and 12% attaining a grade 7+. In mathematics, 80% achieved a grade 4...

    26/08/2017
  33. Nine gold safety awards for Sellafield Ltd ormskirk

    Sellafield Ltd has been awarded nine gold awards by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The RoSPA ...

    Sellafield Ltd has been awarded nine gold awards by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards are among the world’s most prestigious safety accolades. They recognise our safety performance in 2016/17, a year in which we made significant...

    25/08/2017
  34. Chorley man, 19, missing ormskirk

    A 19-year-old man is missing from Chorley. Andrew Garstang was last seen in the Draperfield area around 1pm on August 17. ...

    A 19-year-old man is missing from Chorley. Andrew Garstang was last seen in the Draperfield area around 1pm on August 17. He is described as white, 6ft tall, of slim build with short, dark brown hair. He was wearing a grey Adidas tracksuit top and dark trainers at the time of his...

    25/08/2017
  35. View from the Chair Breaking down the North-South rail funding divide ormskirk

    With a summit of Northern leaders taking place in Leeds yesterday to discuss transport and a recent petition calling for the ...

    With a summit of Northern leaders taking place in Leeds yesterday to discuss transport and a recent petition calling for the reinstatement of cancelled electrification schemes and demanding more investment in the north gaining over 80,000 signatures, Cllr Liam Robinson, Chair of the Liverpool City...

    25/08/2017
  36. UK Coastguard tips for enjoying the beach and coastline safely ormskirk

    After a recent spate of incidents, UK Coastguard has some timely safety tips for enjoying the beach and coastline safely without ...

    After a recent spate of incidents, UK Coastguard has some timely safety tips for enjoying the beach and coastline safely without putting yourself in danger. Always check the weather and tidal conditions before you set out so that you can prepare accordingly. It’s easy to get caught up in...

    25/08/2017

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