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  1. Golfer tees up tribute to former colleague ormskirk

    Local golfer David Shacklady secured an emotional victory at the Moscow Country Club on Sunday, August 19 and dedicated his win to ...

    Local golfer David Shacklady secured an emotional victory at the Moscow Country Club on Sunday, August 19 and dedicated his win to John O’Connor, a friend and former colleague at Ormskirk Golf Club who recently died. Shacklady scored a final round 69, which gave him a two-shot triumph at the VTB...

    28/08/2018
  2. Essential Ormskirk gas main work starts this week ormskirk

    Work on an underground gas pipe in Ormskirk, essential to maintain a safe and reliable energy supply to local homes, is due to ...

    Work on an underground gas pipe in Ormskirk, essential to maintain a safe and reliable energy supply to local homes, is due to start on Thursday. Local gas network Cadent needs to relocate a pipe under Burscough Road, close to the junction with County Road. As Cadent’s engineers will be...

    28/08/2018
  3. Bitter blow for new bar owner ormskirk

    It's not even open yet - but there's been a bitter blow for the owner of a new Burscough Street microbar with the possibility of ...

    It's not even open yet - but there's been a bitter blow for the owner of a new Burscough Street microbar with the possibility of Council enforcement action to replace its new plastic window frames. This from the WLBC PR office: 'The Council is aware of a breach of planning control at 37...

    28/08/2018
  4. Three more weeks of delays on the A59 due to major gas works ormskirk

    Drivers have been thanked for their patience as major gas works continue on the Ormskirk/Burscough border. Cadent's diverting ...

    Drivers have been thanked for their patience as major gas works continue on the Ormskirk/Burscough border. Cadent's diverting two gas mains to accommodate the new Taylor Wimpey housing development on the A59 High Lane; work began on 11 July and is due to be completed by 17 September and is being...

    28/08/2018
  5. Inch perfect for Burscough bound wide load ormskirk

    A skilled HGV driver had to inch his way through the Cadent gas roadworks on High Lane on Saturday morning - but he got there in ...

    A skilled HGV driver had to inch his way through the Cadent gas roadworks on High Lane on Saturday morning - but he got there in the end! Traffic queded to and from Ormskirk and Burscough as the mega forklift truck - later seen on its way to Burscough's Ringtail Industrial Estate - travelled at...

    27/08/2018
  6. Gilly stirs it up at Aughton's Moor Hall ormskirk

    Radio Lancashire's popular presenter John Gillmore was really stirring things in Aughton on Wednesday afternoon! He and ...

    Radio Lancashire's popular presenter John Gillmore was really stirring things in Aughton on Wednesday afternoon! He and producer Jacquie Jones spent three hours at one of the county's top dining venues to discover more about the Moor Hall success story - and meet key players at the venue...

    27/08/2018
  7. Lancashire tax payers 200,000 legal bill ormskirk

    Following the collapse of the £104 million procurement process to contract out Lancashire County Council's childrens 01-19 ...

    Following the collapse of the £104 million procurement process to contract out Lancashire County Council's children’s 01-19 health services, including health visitors and school nurses, Lancashire tax payers will now have to fund another £200,000 Legal Bill to cover the cost of the High Court...

    27/08/2018
  8. Expansion of electronic prescribing at GPs and pharmacies ormskirk

    Regulations will be changed to replace paper prescriptions with electronic ones, saving the NHS money and saving time for patients ...

    Regulations will be changed to replace paper prescriptions with electronic ones, saving the NHS money and saving time for patients and staff. Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has said he will support the hundreds of GPs and pharmacies still to make the move to electronic...

    26/08/2018
  9. Sefton most wanted, have you seen these men ormskirk

    Officers carrying out disruption work in Sefton this weekend are appealing for information about the whereabouts of four men we ...

    Officers carrying out disruption work in Sefton this weekend are appealing for information about the whereabouts of four men we would like to speak to in connection with recent incidents in the area. We would like to speak to 22-year-old Kyle Horrocks from Bootle in connection with an incident...

    25/08/2018
  10. British musical fireworks championship ormskirk

    The British Musical Fireworks Championship will be lighting up the Southport night sky on the 28th September 30th September ...

    The British Musical Fireworks Championship will be lighting up the Southport night sky on the 28th September – 30th September 2018. The British Musical Fireworks Championship is a pyromusical competition bringing the best fireworks you will ever see return to Southport this year, seven...

    25/08/2018
  11. Government confirms plans to approve the home-use of early abortion pills ormskirk

    Women in England will be allowed to take the second of 2 early medical abortion pills in their own home. The government will ...

    Women in England will be allowed to take the second of 2 early medical abortion pills in their own home. The government will legalise the home-use of early medical abortion pills in England by the end of the year. Under the plans, women will be allowed to take the second of 2 early abortion...

    25/08/2018
  12. Parts of Burscough and Lathom grind to a halt after accident ormskirk

    Confused drivers and long queues were a result of a minor RTA between a car and artic yesterday evening in Lathom. An Eddie ...

    Confused drivers and long queues were a result of a minor RTA between a car and artic yesterday evening in Lathom. An Eddie Stobart truck was in collision with a Citroen C3 which was badly damaged in the accident which happened at around 5.30pm at the end of Ring O'Bells Lane. The car's air bag...

    25/08/2018
  13. Sad new look to Ormskirk town centre as another store closes soon ormskirk

    There'll be another empty shop on Moor St. soon with news that the popular New Look is closing. The company is not renewing its ...

    There'll be another empty shop on Moor St. soon with news that the popular New Look is closing. The company is not renewing its lease; it's not known what the future holds for staff at the busy store. This sad news means there's just one national ladies clothes retailer left in the town...

    25/08/2018
  14. Campaign launched for more diverse fire and rescue services ormskirk

    Firefighters in England are approximately 95% male and white. The Home Office is launching a new campaign to help fire and rescue ...

    Firefighters in England are approximately 95% male and white. The Home Office is launching a new campaign to help fire and rescue services change that. Only 5.2% of firefighters in England are women, and 3.9% are from an ethnic minority background (BME). Join the Team: Become a Firefighter...

    24/08/2018
  15. Wader migration at Martin Mere ormskirk

    This week, a rare American visitor dropped into WWT Martin Mere in the form of a pectoral sandpiper. The bird dropped into the ...

    This week, a rare American visitor dropped into WWT Martin Mere in the form of a pectoral sandpiper. The bird dropped into the mere on Monday amid all the rainy weather and attracted a small group of twitchers. From now until the end of October, it is always worth keeping a look out for rare...

    24/08/2018
  16. North West bird festival ormskirk

    See over 70 species of wild bird as well as special guest speakers TV presenters George McGavin and Miranda Krestovnikoff, ...

    See over 70 species of wild bird as well as special guest speakers TV presenters George McGavin and Miranda Krestovnikoff, wildlife photographer Alan Hewitt, the Orchid Hunter Leif Bersweden and Project Godwits James Robinson at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre’s annual extravaganza: North West Bird...

    24/08/2018
  17. Excellent GCSE results keep Merchant Taylors Schools at the forefront of education ormskirk

    Report: Laura Cahill It has been a tremendous year for Merchant Taylors Schools with more than 1 in 3 GCSE results being ...

    Report: Laura Cahill It has been a tremendous year for Merchant Taylors’ Schools with more than 1 in 3 GCSE results being awarded A* or the new grade 8-9. Overall, 78% of grades achieved A*-B/9-6 grades, making this a year to remember. Merchant Taylors’ has an excellent reputation for...

    24/08/2018
  18. Rosie Cooper MP Comments on Policing West Lancashire ormskirk

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has continued to raise issues about policing and violent crime, and met with West Lancashire Chief ...

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has continued to raise issues about policing and violent crime, and met with West Lancashire Chief Inspector Jill Halliwell on Friday to discuss further. Working with the Police and West Lancashire Borough Council, MP Rosie is calling for further action to be...

    24/08/2018
  19. Council gives match-day cabbie con-artists the red card ormskirk

    DONT fall foul of false footie fares. Thats the big message from Liverpool City Councils licensing chiefs at the ...

    DON’T fall foul of false footie fares. That’s the big message from Liverpool City Council’s licensing chiefs at the start of the new football season. The council is concerned that football fans could end up getting ripped off by rogue cabbies and private hire drivers as they plan a quick...

    24/08/2018
  20. New Ormskirk supermarket in pole position for Motorfest opening ormskirk

    Great news for Ormskirk town centre as the town's first natural and organic supermarket and cafe readies itself for a weekend ...

    Great news for Ormskirk town centre as the town's first natural and organic supermarket and cafe readies itself for a weekend opening! Last night, QLocal's Roger Blaxall caught up with Josh Gordon and his team at the new Aughton St. venture that's transformed the former designer furniture store....

    24/08/2018
  21. Red carpet for Ormskirk School's 'fantastic' students ormskirk

    Staff laid out the red carpet for Ormskirk School students who received their GCSE results yesterday morning. And the fanfare ...

    Staff laid out the red carpet for Ormskirk School students who received their GCSE results yesterday morning. And the fanfare was well deserved according to Headteacher Martin Kerridge, who told QLocal yesterday: "On behalf of the entire school community, I congratulate our fantastic students on...

    24/08/2018
  22. Fantastic exam results for St Bede's 'Class of 2018' ormskirk

    St Bedes celebrated a fantastic set of exam results yesterday! Students were delighted to receive their grades that were just ...

    St Bede’s celebrated a fantastic set of exam results yesterday! Students were delighted to receive their grades that were just reward for their hard work over the last five years, with the results a real team effort involving every member of the school community including site staff, admin team,...

    24/08/2018
  23. Peoples Vote March in Liverpool Hopes to lay Jeremy's Sugar Puff Brexit Policy Bare ormskirk

    There will be a March for a #PeoplesVote in Liverpool on 23rd September 2018 to mark the first day of the Labour Party annual ...

    There will be a March for a #PeoplesVote in Liverpool on 23rd September 2018 to mark the first day of the Labour Party annual conference being held in that city. 80% of Labour members support a #peoplesvote and Jeremy Corbyn has ignored them. if you want to know why, just look at this Channel 4...

    24/08/2018
  24. Freshers urged to get MenACWY and MMR vaccines before start of term ormskirk

    PHE encourages students and their parents to call their GP practice if they know they have not received these vaccines, or are ...

    PHE encourages students and their parents to call their GP practice if they know they have not received these vaccines, or are unsure if they are up to date. Public Health England (PHE) is urging students to make sure they are up to date with their MenACWY and measles, mumps and rubella...

    24/08/2018
  25. Updated appeal, Carl Lake ormskirk

    Detectives searching for 62 year-old Carl Lake who went missing in Southport on the afternoon of Tuesday 15th May - are asking ...

    Detectives searching for 62 year-old Carl Lake – who went missing in Southport on the afternoon of Tuesday 15th May - are asking for the public’s help to find him. Mr Lake, who was from the Bootle area, was last seen around 5.30pm in the vicinity of Coronation Walk but hasn’t been seen...

    24/08/2018
  26. Why John's in the running for a very special Aughton youngster ormskirk

    John Hammond, a Wirral tri-athlete, is currently on day 24 of a 31 day challenge, The August Running Challenge. He's aiming ...

    John Hammond, a Wirral tri-athlete, is currently on day 24 of a 31 day challenge, The August Running Challenge. He's aiming to run every day in August and whatever the date is, he will run it in miles - which means he'll run a staggering 496 miles in one month! Why? Because ‘The August...

    24/08/2018
  27. Cooler and fresher this August Bank Holiday ormskirk

    After a warm and humid start to the week, it will turn fresher and noticeably cooler as we head towards the Bank Holiday weekend, ...

    After a warm and humid start to the week, it will turn fresher and noticeably cooler as we head towards the Bank Holiday weekend, with some showers or rain at times, but some dry and sunny weather too. From today (Thursday), temperatures across the UK will take a dip as a cold front brings...

    23/08/2018
  28. EU halogen light bulb ban, everything you need to know ormskirk

    Halogen light bulbs will soon be a thing of the past, as the final phase of EU energy regulations comes into effect on 1 September ...

    Halogen light bulbs will soon be a thing of the past, as the final phase of EU energy regulations comes into effect on 1 September 2018, banning them from sale. Halogen GU10 spotlights have already been banned – in 2016 – but halogen bulbs got a stay of execution as manufacturers argued that LEDs...

    23/08/2018
  29. Strike Saturday and further dates on Northern rail announced ormskirk

    RMT confirms action goes ahead Saturday and announces further strike dates on Northern Rail in fight over guards and rail safety ...

    RMT confirms action goes ahead Saturday and announces further strike dates on Northern Rail in fight over guards and rail safety as company refuses serious talks. RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that further strike action will take place on Arriva Rail North over attacks on the role of the...

    23/08/2018
  30. Get in the running for this year's Ormskirk 10k ormskirk

    Report: Dominic Grant The 2018 Ormskirk 10k will take place on Sunday 23 September at 10:30. It starts and finishes at ...

    Report: Dominic Grant The 2018 Ormskirk 10k will take place on Sunday 23 September at 10:30. It starts and finishes at Ormskirk Cricket Club taking in some of the near by country lanes; the race is perfect for all abilities from elite runners to those runners looking to go beyond the 5k...

    23/08/2018
  31. Booths take steps to dramatically reduce use of plastics ormskirk

    Regional food and drink retailer Booths is taking a range of practical steps to dramatically reduce the amount of plastic used in ...

    Regional food and drink retailer Booths is taking a range of practical steps to dramatically reduce the amount of plastic used in the business. Chris Stoves, its Health, Safety and Environment Manager told QLocal this week: "The reduction of plastics is a priority for all our teams, informing...

    23/08/2018
  32. Support this GCSE results day ormskirk

    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trusts Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline is encouraging local students to get in touch if they ...

    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline is encouraging local students to get in touch if they need a listening ear this GCSE results day. Waiting for the results of recent exams can seem endless and daunting for many people. It is a stressful time in our...

    23/08/2018
  33. Take hare coursing seriously as a rural crime, urges CLA ormskirk

    Farmers and landowners are seeking assurance from police chiefs that officers will take hare coursing seriously as a rural crime ...

    Farmers and landowners are seeking assurance from police chiefs that officers will take hare coursing seriously as a rural crime and prioritise tackling offenders as the new season kicks off. Hare coursing is a rural crime where dogs are used to chase, catch and kill hares, with gambling on the...

    23/08/2018
  34. Rosie Cooper MP Comments on Fracking at Altcar ormskirk

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper: I am absolutely clear that all these multinational companies be they online, retail or ...

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper: “I am absolutely clear that all these multinational companies be they online, retail or fracking, must pay their taxes and not conjure up elaborate workarounds to avoid tax which should be going to fund public services including our roads, our schools and...

    22/08/2018
  35. Another chapter ends for popular Ormskirk librarian ormskirk

    A well known member of staff at the busy Ormskirk Library's said a fond farewell after seven years in the post. Former fireman ...

    A well known member of staff at the busy Ormskirk Library's said a fond farewell after seven years in the post. Former fireman Jerry Thompson of Southport joined the former Lancashire Fire Brigade in 1973 fire brigade at 16 as a junior fireman, and was stationed at Skem. until 1981 but had to...

    22/08/2018
  36. Address serious governance failures, RSPCA leaders are warned ormskirk

    The Charity Commission has issued the RSPCA with an Official Warning, after finding that a group of trustees (officers) failed ...

    The Charity Commission has issued the RSPCA with an Official Warning, after finding that a group of trustees (“officers”) failed to ensure they were sufficiently informed before making a settlement offer to the charity’s former acting chief executive. The Commission also found those trustees...

    22/08/2018

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