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  1. West Lancs fly tipper sent to jail ormskirk

    Ian Wilson has been jailed for 14 days for flytipping offences. This is the first prosecution by West Lancashire Borough Council ...

    Ian Wilson has been jailed for 14 days for flytipping offences. This is the first prosecution by West Lancashire Borough Council which has led to someone being sent to prison for this type of offence. Wigan Magistrates Court were advised that a large amount of waste was found fly tipped on...

    04/05/2018
  2. Out for the count - Tories lose out in Borough elections ormskirk

    Ailing Tories lost three seats in yesterday's Borough election which saw a turnout of just 36 per cent. As one woman in Home ...

    Ailing Tories lost three seats in yesterday's Borough election which saw a turnout of just 36 per cent. As one woman in Home Bargain Ormskirk said yesterday afternoon: "I'm not voting. I don't even known what they do with my Council tax." With apathy like that, it took the shine of what...

    04/05/2018
  3. Missing 88 year old man could be in Southport ormskirk

    Police are appealing for help in tracing an 88 year-old man who is missing from home in Wirral. Kenneth Baxter, who is from ...

    Police are appealing for help in tracing an 88 year-old man who is missing from home in Wirral. Kenneth Baxter, who is from the Moreton area, was last seen on Tuesday 1st May but is believed to have been at his home on Wednesday. He is described as white, 5ft 4in tall, of proportionate...

    04/05/2018
  4. Merseyside Police thank fans following last night's Liverpool match in Rome ormskirk

    Merseyside Police has issued a statement thanking fans following last night's Liverpool match in Rome: Chief Superintendent ...

    Merseyside Police has issued a statement thanking fans following last night's Liverpool match in Rome: Chief Superintendent Dave Charnock said: “I would like to commend the Liverpool fans for their exceptional behaviour during last night’s match in Rome. “It was all very good natured and...

    03/05/2018
  5. The Champ makes an *** of itself over 'Horseshoe stabbing' drama ormskirk

    Champion reporter Kenny Parker might be feeling a little foolish after his front page piece was wrong - by around 180 degrees. ...

    Champion reporter Kenny Parker might be feeling a little foolish after his front page piece was wrong - by around 180 degrees. For the recent double stabbing they led on repeated the Police PR statement that the assault happened outside the Horseshoe pub when in fact it was in the triangle of...

    03/05/2018
  6. Flower power just might swing it for OWL today ormskirk

    "Who's the lady who wants to tidy up all the flower beds in Ormskirk?" asked a reader this week. Told it was Jane Thompson of ...

    "Who's the lady who wants to tidy up all the flower beds in Ormskirk?" asked a reader this week. Told it was Jane Thompson of Our West Lancashire, she replied "Thanks, that's who I'm voting for!" The grassroots party have hit a nerve with one of its 'grassroots' policies and have been active...

    03/05/2018
  7. How this police officer taught Edge Hill a lesson yesterday ormskirk

    Don't park on the pavement - it's not rocket science is it? So 10 out or 10 and a well deserved pat on the back for this PCr ...

    Don't park on the pavement - it's not rocket science is it? So 10 out or 10 and a well deserved pat on the back for this PCr who doled out tickets yesterday morning to the errant students, visitors and staff who continue to flout the law at EHU...

    03/05/2018
  8. Local men enjoy 'the pie at night' at Dempsey's ormskirk

    A night of great food and good fun was enjoyed by men from 'Churches Together in Ormskirk' at Dempsey's, Burscough Street, on ...

    A night of great food and good fun was enjoyed by men from 'Churches Together in Ormskirk' at Dempsey's, Burscough Street, on Tuesday evening. They made short work of a pie and mash supper at the popular cafe - the owners are keen to attract more get together's like...

    03/05/2018
  9. Man arrested and catapult and parcels recovered after incident at HMP Altcourse ormskirk

    Police have arrested a man and recovered a catapult and parcels following an incident at HMP Altcourse on Tuesday 1 May. At ...

    Police have arrested a man and recovered a catapult and parcels following an incident at HMP Altcourse on Tuesday 1 May. At around 7.10pm, a man was sighted making an apparent attempt to fire a package into the prison grounds. The package hit the prison wall and he was chased on foot and...

    03/05/2018
  10. 'Great War Britain' local book launch at Waterstones, Ormskirk ormskirk

    Acclaimed local author Pamela Russell will be at Waterstones, Ormskirk next week for the launch of her latest book in the Great ...

    Acclaimed local author Pamela Russell will be at Waterstones, Ormskirk next week for the launch of her latest book in the Great War Britain series: 'Liverpool Remembering 1914 - 18'. Pam, of Lydiate, will be answering questions and signing copies at the event on Saturday 12 May from 2pm.

    03/05/2018
  11. Eagle and Child beer festival ormskirk

    Birds of a beer loving feather will be flocking together from today for the popular Eagle and Child beer festival at the country ...

    Birds of a beer loving feather will be flocking together from today for the popular Eagle and Child beer festival at the country pub in Bispham Green near Ormskirk. For more, click here: http://eagleandchildbispham.co .uk/

    03/05/2018
  12. Another restaurant or bar for Ormskirk - don't bank on it ormskirk

    News that the RBS is closing its Ormskirk branch will have come as no surprise to many - apart from one local bar owner that is! ...

    News that the RBS is closing its Ormskirk branch will have come as no surprise to many - apart from one local bar owner that is! His exchange with QLocal's Roger Blaxall went like this yesterday morning... RB: "That's bad news they're closing RBS isn't?" AC: "No they're not!" "Yes they...

    03/05/2018
  13. Women offered NHS breast screening after missed invitations ormskirk

    Up to 309,000 women aged between 70 and 79 will be offered the opportunity for a catch-up NHS breast screening test this year. ...

    Up to 309,000 women aged between 70 and 79 will be offered the opportunity for a catch-up NHS breast screening test this year. The decision follows analysis by Public Health England (PHE) dating back to 2009, which found that a number of invitations for a final test had not been sent out to...

    03/05/2018
  14. New Chief Executive for Age UK Lancashire ormskirk

    Report: David Ward The countys largest older peoples charity, Age UK Lancashire, has announced the appointment of their new ...

    Report: David Ward The county’s largest older people’s charity, Age UK Lancashire, has announced the appointment of their new Chief Executive Officer. Teri Stephenson brings to the charity a wealth of knowledge and experience from across the voluntary sector, and a passion for high quality...

    03/05/2018
  15. Why Rainbow House children had a cracking time with their giant Easter egg ormskirk

    Easter came for a second time at Rainbow House when they received an eggstra special donation in the form of a giant Easter egg! ...

    Easter came for a second time at Rainbow House when they received an eggstra special donation in the form of a giant Easter egg! The egg - over two feet tall and weighing over 5 kg was given to them by Nick Edwards and his family from Parbold. Rather than trying to raise funds the charity...

    02/05/2018
  16. Blackpool Zoo name calf after new Royal ormskirk

    As the world watched and waited for the arrival of the royal baby keepers at Blackpool Zoo were heralding their own special ...

    As the world watched and waited for the arrival of the royal baby keepers at Blackpool Zoo were heralding their own special delivery – and have named him in honour of the new prince. A tiny, double humped Bactrian camel calf arrived on the same day as Prince Louis, and mother, Tibet and baby...

    02/05/2018
  17. Students on the ball for another fantastic battle of Lancashire victory ormskirk

    Edge Hill Students Unions Team Edge Hill have won their third consecutive Varsity tournament against Team UCLAN ...

    Edge Hill Students’ Union’s “Team Edge Hill” have won their third consecutive Varsity tournament against Team UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire). Hundreds of students came together from the two Universities to compete across 22 different sports, with both men’s and women’s teams playing on...

    02/05/2018
  18. Edge Hill's celebration fortnight another resounding success ormskirk

    Report and photos: Lizzie Orr Edge Hill Students Unions Celebration Fortnight has seen staff and students ...

    Report and photos: Lizzie Orr Edge Hill Students’ Union’s ‘Celebration Fortnight’ has seen staff and students’ achievements celebrated through a series of awards nights on and off campus. The annual “Student Led Staff Awards” saw over 450 students nominate teaching and support staff at the...

    02/05/2018
  19. Wedding bells for Rainbow House ormskirk

    Supporters of Rainbow House are being encouraged to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Ms Megan Markle later this month ...

    Supporters of Rainbow House are being encouraged to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Ms Megan Markle later this month by organising Royal Wedding Party events. They'll raise funds for the Mawdesley based charity who support children and young people with neurological and physical...

    02/05/2018
  20. TV providers discount fraud warning ormskirk

    The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) have noticed an increase in Action Fraud reports where fraudsters are offering a ...

    The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) have noticed an increase in Action Fraud reports where fraudsters are offering a discount on Television service provider subscriptions. Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, purporting to be from a Television (TV) provider offering a discount on...

    02/05/2018
  21. Tom Evans Presented With Chairman's Blueblood Award ormskirk

    Tom Evans the father of Alfie Evans, the young Evertonian boy who passed away last week after spending more than a year in ...

    Tom Evans – the father of Alfie Evans, the young Evertonian boy who passed away last week after spending more than a year in hospital – was bestowed with the Chairman’s Blueblood Award at The Dixies. The annual award is given to individuals who Chairman Bill Kenwright believes “embody the...

    02/05/2018
  22. Beautiful 'The Carole King Musical' ormskirk

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of Beautiful 'The Carole King Musical' at the Liverpool Empire. Fresh from huge acclaim ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of Beautiful 'The Carole King Musical' at the Liverpool Empire. Fresh from huge acclaim on the West End, Beautiful is the musical that tells the story of songwriter Carole King and her extraordinary talent. Long before she was Carole King, the...

    02/05/2018
  23. Have you seen absconded prisoner Paul Anthony Wharton? ormskirk

    Wharton, 31, was last seen at HMP Kirkham on the evening of Monday April 23rd and has not been seen since. Wharton was ...

    Wharton, 31, was last seen at HMP Kirkham on the evening of Monday April 23rd and has not been seen since. Wharton was sentenced to five years for burglary in 2016 at Chester Crown Court. He has links to Liverpool, particularly the West Derby area. Wharton is 5ft 7ins, slightly built, with...

    01/05/2018
  24. St Anne's RC Church given the 'all clear' ormskirk

    Health and safety fears over the state of gravestones in the beautiful St Anne's RC church graveyard have now been sorted to the ...

    Health and safety fears over the state of gravestones in the beautiful St Anne's RC church graveyard have now been sorted to the satisfaction of the church authorities. Hazard tape which festooned parts of the graveyard have now been taken down with families reminded of the dangers of older...

    01/05/2018
  25. 'Do you remember' Lathom poser from Burscough reader ormskirk

    Our thanks to elderly Burscough QLocal reader Edward Johnson for these wonderful memories of times past in Lathom. Do you ...

    Our thanks to elderly Burscough QLocal reader Edward Johnson for these wonderful memories of times past in Lathom. Do you recognise anyone on the school photos from the eighties at Lathom Park CE School? And while the older black and white pictures are a little faded, they show a wonderful...

    01/05/2018
  26. Back to the drawing board after Ormskirk artwork vandalised ormskirk

    It's back to a blank canvas at the entrance to B&M Bargains after a mindless vandal struck a popular artwork there a few weeks ...

    It's back to a blank canvas at the entrance to B&M Bargains after a mindless vandal struck a popular artwork there a few weeks ago: http://ormskirk.qlocal.co.uk/o rmskirk/news_list/Ormskirk_art _attack_shame-55028296.htm. Someone's large boot wrecked the full colour view of the town in times past...

    01/05/2018
  27. Ormskirk pub owner contacts QLocal over Police stabbing investigation mis-information ormskirk

    An Ormskirk pub owner's contacted the busy QLocal newsdesk over a recent Police press release linking his popular pub with the ...

    An Ormskirk pub owner's contacted the busy QLocal newsdesk over a recent Police press release linking his popular pub with the Ormskirk double stabbing at the weekend. This from Mike Jones of Aughton: 'Hi, I am a little bit concerned about the article stating that the stabbing was outside the...

    01/05/2018
  28. Review - Avengers Infinity War ormskirk

    Plot: The Avengers and their allies must battle a powerful being that is set to destroy half of all live in the universe. Well, ...

    Plot: The Avengers and their allies must battle a powerful being that is set to destroy half of all live in the universe. Well, here we are. Ten years in the making for one of the biggest selling movie franchises of all-time. 2008 saw the start of possibly the biggest project the film...

    01/05/2018
  29. Burscough Flooding Group keeps the pressure on local councils and councillors ormskirk

    QLocal is delighted to post this latest chapter in the ongoing saga of 'who knows what' at both County and Borough level re ...

    QLocal is delighted to post this latest chapter in the ongoing saga of 'who knows what' at both County and Borough level re flooding in the village... From its secretary, Gavin Rattray: 'I would like to respond to West Lancashire Borough Council's statement on P2 of the Champion 25/4/18 re....

    01/05/2018
  30. Missing from home Jack Bowes ormskirk

    Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing 15-year-old boy from the Knowsley area. Jack Bowes was last ...

    Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing 15-year-old boy from the Knowsley area. Jack Bowes was last seen at around 4pm on Friday, 20 April in Kirkby and extensive enquiries are ongoing to locate him. He is described as white, of slim build, with light brown hair, a...

    01/05/2018
  31. Mary's 'flower power' for the Legion ormskirk

    Talk about the Wright stuff! Can you help Ormskirk's Mary Wright and her special 'black button' appeal? She's generously ...

    Talk about the Wright stuff! Can you help Ormskirk's Mary Wright and her special 'black button' appeal? She's generously offered to knit ONE THOUSAND red poppies (they're aiming for 13,000 apparently) for the Southport Branch of the Royal British Legion as part of the 100th anniversary...

    01/05/2018
  32. New hospital aftercare roles at Age UK Lancashire ormskirk

    Nobody wants to stay in hospital for longer than they need to and the current pressure on the NHS to discharge patients as soon as ...

    Nobody wants to stay in hospital for longer than they need to and the current pressure on the NHS to discharge patients as soon as they are medically fit is considerable. Age UK Lancashire is the leader in delivering Hospital Aftercare services across the whole of Lancashire! In providing...

    01/05/2018
  33. NFU members speak up for farmings future ormskirk

    NFU North West members have taken their opportunity to speak up for farmings future at six regional meetings (two per county) ...

    NFU North West members have taken their opportunity to speak up for farming’s future at six regional meetings (two per county) designed to explain in detail Defra’s command paper ‘Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit’. The paper is a once in a...

    01/05/2018
  34. First defeat of season for Ormskirk comes at Formby ormskirk

    Report and photo: Peter Rogan Ormskirk won the toss and elected to bat with the expectation of running up a big score for ...

    Report and photo: Peter Rogan Ormskirk won the toss and elected to bat with the expectation of running up a big score for Formby to chase. The script, however, did not go according to plan as Formby bowled well and the Ormskirk batting was, to put it mildly, pedestrian. The very first ball of...

    01/05/2018
  35. Exciting bid for a BID in Ormskirk ormskirk

    Plans are taking shape for Ormskirk to have its own BID (Business Improvement District) which could see a real business boost for ...

    Plans are taking shape for Ormskirk to have its own BID (Business Improvement District) which could see a real business boost for the town! And they received favourable feedback at a meeting in Chapel Gallery last Wednesday night when businesses heard that the town's biggest employer, Edge Hill...

    01/05/2018
  36. Howzat for a great Burscough Cricket Club initiative ormskirk

    Active Burscough locals can put their best feet forward a little more easily - and safely - following improvements to two ...

    Active Burscough locals can put their best feet forward a little more easily - and safely - following improvements to two footpaths in the village. One's been paid for by the Borough Council and charity The Canals and Rivers Trust, and coincides with Burscough Cricket Club opening the path from...

    01/05/2018

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