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  1. Ormskirk's PACT meeting that wasn't ormskirk

    October’s Police and Communities Together meeting went ahead in Ormskirk on Monday night - without the police... And there was ...

    OctoberÂ’s Police and Communities Together meeting went ahead in Ormskirk on Monday night - without the police... And there was general agreement that despite the absence of the boys in blue, it was a very productive meeting with around 25 people attending Cottage Lane Mission. Main areas of...

    29/10/2017
  2. Police warning over dodgy heroin ormskirk

    Detectives are investigating reports several people have fallen ill in the West Lancashire area after taking a batch of poor ...

    Detectives are investigating reports several people have fallen ill in the West Lancashire area after taking a batch of poor quality heroin. Several people have reported suffering adverse reactions after taking the drug. Officers are appealing for information and urging people not to take the...

    29/10/2017
  3. Devastation across rural economy if migrant workers are shut out of UK ormskirk

    ‘Devastation’ across rural economy if migrant workers are shut out of UK. Reducing access to migrant labour for farming, ...

    ‘Devastation’ across rural economy if migrant workers are shut out of UK. Reducing access to migrant labour for farming, horticulture and tourism jobs will have devastating consequences for the rural economy, according to the CLA. The organisation, which represents around 30,000...

    28/10/2017
  4. Adela’s spook-tacular idea celebrated in Burscough store! ormskirk

    A young girl's Halloween idea for her local Booths store caught the attention of Edwin Booth - with her creativity rewarded with ...

    A young girl's Halloween idea for her local Booths store caught the attention of Edwin Booth - with her creativity rewarded with afternoon tea. Arty Adela Fletcher wrote to Edwin Booth sharing her Halloween idea to transform the Burscough store’s illuminated sign from “Booths” to “Boo”. The...

    28/10/2017
  5. Two car crash, Northway, Aughton ormskirk

    Police and fire teams from Lancashire and Merseyside joined forces last night to deal with a two car crash on Northway, Aughton ...

    Police and fire teams from Lancashire and Merseyside joined forces last night to deal with a two car crash on Northway, Aughton near its junction with Winifred Lane. A Honda Jazz had its roof cut off to free a driver and passenger while a BMW 1 series was less seriously damaged in the incident...

    28/10/2017
  6. Community unites against EHU parking problems ormskirk

    It's scenes like this on Vicarage Lane which led to a special meeting being called at Westhead Village Hall last week to thrash ...

    It's scenes like this on Vicarage Lane which led to a special meeting being called at Westhead Village Hall last week to thrash out a solution to parking problems in Lathom caused by Edge Hill University. County, Borough and Parish councillors met along with Police and two representatives from...

    28/10/2017
  7. Police investigate passing of fake notes in Ormskirk ormskirk

    Police officers have interviewed the owner of one of Ormskirk's most popular takeaways after more fake £20 notes surfaced ...

    Police officers have interviewed the owner of one of Ormskirk's most popular takeaways after more fake £20 notes surfaced over the last few days. Owner Kai Lin has now had three of the fakes handed in by a young couple with officers calling to his shop Food4U on Sunday afternoon to take a...

    27/10/2017
  8. Halal school meat row rumbles on in Lancashire ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council's voted to ban schools from serving halal meat from animals that are not stunned before slaughter. ...

    Lancashire County Council's voted to ban schools from serving halal meat from animals that are not stunned before slaughter. The proposal to ban the practice was brought by Geoff Driver, its leader, who argues it is 'abhorrent' and 'really, really cruel' to slaughter animals without stunning...

    27/10/2017
  9. Urgent investigation demand into alleged corruption in Lancashire Constabulary ormskirk

    The ongoing fight of local businessman Paul Ponting to get the the bottom of alleged corruption issues in the Lancashire force has ...

    The ongoing fight of local businessman Paul Ponting to get the the bottom of alleged corruption issues in the Lancashire force has seen this letter sent by MP Rosie Cooper to both the Home Secretary and new Chief Constable, Andy Rhodes. QLocal's Roger Blaxall will be following up the story next...

    27/10/2017
  10. Service will remember those killed or injured on the roads ormskirk

    VICTIMS of road traffic collisions will be remembered at a special service in November. The multi-faith service, to be ...

    VICTIMS of road traffic collisions will be remembered at a special service in November. The multi-faith service, to be attended by families and friends, and representatives from the police, fire and rescue, and ambulance services, and local councils, will be held from 11.30am to 1.30pm on...

    27/10/2017
  11. Woodlands – Support – it means the world ormskirk

    “helping one animal may not make a difference to the world, but it will make the world of difference to that one animal” this is ...

    “helping one animal may not make a difference to the world, but it will make the world of difference to that one animal” this is Woodlands Animal Sanctuary’s motto and I’m sure you will agree that although fairly simple, it is quite a poignant statement and something that we could all aspire to...

    27/10/2017
  12. Men charged with threats to kill West Lancs MP Rosie Cooper ormskirk

    A group of men have been charged as part of a national investigation into the group National Action. On Wednesday 27 ...

    A group of men have been charged as part of a national investigation into the group National Action. On Wednesday 27 September 2017 as part of coordinated activity, officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East and North West, supported by Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit...

    27/10/2017
  13. Voluntary groups can apply now for revenue funding ormskirk

    Community, charity and voluntary organisations in West Lancashire are being invited to apply for revenue grants from a fund of ...

    Community, charity and voluntary organisations in West Lancashire are being invited to apply for revenue grants from a fund of £136,000 The Borough Council will consider applications from registered charities, voluntary organisations, community interest companies and social enterprises that operate...

    26/10/2017
  14. Remembrance Sunday Services ormskirk

    At Remembrance Sunday parades and services on 12 November West Lancashire will pay tribute to those brave people who have suffered ...

    At Remembrance Sunday parades and services on 12 November West Lancashire will pay tribute to those brave people who have suffered or lost their lives serving their country. West Lancashire Mayor, Councillor Neil Furey, who will be attending services in Ormskirk and Burscough, said:...

    26/10/2017
  15. Keep pets safe on Bonfire Night ormskirk

    Keep your pet safe from harm by protecting them on Bonfire Night on Sunday 5 November. West Lancashire Borough Council has ...

    Keep your pet safe from harm by protecting them on Bonfire Night on Sunday 5 November. West Lancashire Borough Council has some handy advice for owners to stop animals straying from their homes to find a safe place away from the loud noises. Councillor Kevin Wright, portfolio holder for...

    26/10/2017
  16. Millions to benefit from groundbreaking mental health support ormskirk

    More than 2 million public sector workers are set to receive unprecedented mental health support. As part of her ...

    More than 2 million public sector workers are set to receive unprecedented mental health support. As part of her commitment to tackle the injustice of mental illness the Prime Minister commissioned an independent review of mental health and employers which has found that around 300,000...

    26/10/2017
  17. Are you aware of what you're burning this Guy Fawkes night? ormskirk

    Are you aware of what you're burning this Guy Fawkes night? The Environment Agency is reminding people it’s illegal to burn ...

    Are you aware of what you're burning this Guy Fawkes night? The Environment Agency is reminding people itÂ’s illegal to burn many types of waste. Burning certain types of waste and setting fire to treated wood, tyres, plastics, rubber and oil can seriously harm health and pollute the...

    25/10/2017
  18. Get fresh at the new Burscough Subway ormskirk

    Burscough's new Subway is opening soon. Contractors were today putting the finishing touches to the newcomer that’s owned by ...

    Burscough's new Subway is opening soon. Contractors were today putting the finishing touches to the newcomer thatÂ’s owned by operated by one of the UK's largest Subway concessions, 'fastnfresh' owned by Steve Richards. Staff have already been recruited for the new shop on the thriving...

    25/10/2017
  19. Dig this - new Ormskirk Co-op opens soon ormskirk

    Contractors are putting the finishing touches to the Co-op’s new community store on Wigan Road, Ormskirk. It’s seen a ...

    Contractors are putting the finishing touches to the Co-opÂ’s new community store on Wigan Road, Ormskirk. ItÂ’s seen a transformation of the ill fated Ropers pub and despite some opposition at the time it looks a much improved site than the former down at heel hostelry. The new store opens at...

    25/10/2017
  20. RMT announces strike on 8 November ormskirk

    Merseyrail passengers will once again have to endure industrial action, as the RMT announces it will stage further strikes on 8 ...

    Merseyrail passengers will once again have to endure industrial action, as the RMT announces it will stage further strikes on 8 November. Following the news that the RMT union will stage yet another 24-hour strike on the network, Andy Heath, MerseyrailÂ’s deputy managing director, commented: ...

    25/10/2017
  21. Join the revolution at Aughton on Tuesday evening ormskirk

    Never mind Brexit - locals will hear about the real European revolution at a special meeting in Aughton on Tuesday night. It ...

    Never mind Brexit - locals will hear about the real European revolution at a special meeting in Aughton on Tuesday night. It transformed the continent and is still reverberating today – and Aughton Park Baptist Church on Long Lane’s holding a special open evening to learn more about how the...

    25/10/2017
  22. Tories out - Conservatives abandon west Lancashire jibe ormskirk

    Councillors and local residents were left shocked on Wednesday night following a Full Council meeting of West Lancashire Borough ...

    Councillors and local residents were left shocked on Wednesday night following a Full Council meeting of West Lancashire Borough in which the entire Conservative Party abandoned the meeting only part way through. On the agenda for the meeting were seven important issues for debate, discussion...

    25/10/2017
  23. Top LA directors show dangers of using mobiles while driving ormskirk

    New pink kittens THINK! road safety campaign is aimed at younger drivers. The directors behind the video for Pharrell ...

    New pink kittens THINK! road safety campaign is aimed at younger drivers. The directors behind the video for Pharrell WilliamsÂ’ hit song Happy have teamed up with THINK! for its latest road safety campaign, aimed at cutting the numbers of people killed or injured by drivers using mobile...

    25/10/2017
  24. New steps to tackle littering announced ormskirk

    Maximum litter fines are to almost double to £150 from April next year as well as new fines introduced for owners of ...

    Maximum litter fines are to almost double to £150 from April next year as well as new fines introduced for owners of vehicles from which litter is thrown. New steps will be taken to deal with litter louts and those few who mindlessly throw rubbish from their vehicles, Environment Minister...

    24/10/2017
  25. West Lancashire woman convicted of fly-tipping ormskirk

    West Lancashire Borough Council is warning residents they must dispose of waste legally after a resident was convicted of ...

    West Lancashire Borough Council is warning residents they must dispose of waste legally after a resident was convicted of fly-tipping. Collette Jacobs, of Dearden Way, Up Holland, was ordered to pay £593.48 by Wigan Magistrates Court for dumping 14 bags of waste in the garden of an empty house...

    24/10/2017
  26. Can you help Police catch these men? ormskirk

    Second week of action targeting wanted fugitives begins, Police are asking the public to look at the faces of people they are ...

    Second week of action targeting wanted fugitives begins, Police are asking the public to look at the faces of people they are really interested in talking to about some ongoing cases. And after the success of Operation Chapar in September, where not only 91 people were caught by our search...

    24/10/2017
  27. CCTV images released after high value thefts from Booths Burscough ormskirk

    Do you recognise these men? Police are looking to speak to them in relation to high value thefts from Booths in Burscough. ...

    Do you recognise these men? Police are looking to speak to them in relation to high value thefts from Booths in Burscough. If you recognise them or have any information in relation to the offences please contact the investigating officer on 7048@Lancashire.pnn.police.uk

    24/10/2017
  28. Residents’ Rights to Speak at Borough Council Meetings ormskirk

    Residents who want to give their views on an item on a West Lancashire Borough Council agenda are being reminded that they have ...

    Residents who want to give their views on an item on a West Lancashire Borough Council agenda are being reminded that they have that chance. People living in West Lancashire have the chance to speak on certain agenda items at Council meetings where important decisions are made that affect people...

    24/10/2017
  29. Good news on a plate for Bramley's ormskirk

    The new team behind a popular Ormskirk coffee house are hoping they've got the recipe for success after taking it over. ...

    The new team behind a popular Ormskirk coffee house are hoping they've got the recipe for success after taking it over. Bramley's has new owners after 23 years being owned and run by Mark Gore. Mother and son Christine and Sam Trill and Head Chef, Robert Boldizar now own the business and will...

    24/10/2017
  30. Healthwatch Lancashire highlights the voice of GP patients ormskirk

    Healthwatch Lancashire highlights the voice of GP patients Healthwatch Lancashire has published a new report that highlights ...

    Healthwatch Lancashire highlights the voice of GP patients Healthwatch Lancashire has published a new report that highlights the feedback from 851 patients we spoke to in GP waiting rooms. The aim of this project was to investigate some of the challenges patients have faced when...

    24/10/2017
  31. Residents’ rights to speak at Borough Council meetings ormskirk

    Residents who want to give their views on an item on a West Lancashire Borough Council agenda are being reminded they have that ...

    Residents who want to give their views on an item on a West Lancashire Borough Council agenda are being reminded they have that chance. People living in West Lancashire have the chance to speak on certain agenda items at Council meetings where important decisions are made that affect people...

    24/10/2017
  32. Double Tory protest at full council meeting ormskirk

    Conservatives on the Borough Council staged a mass walk out at last week's full Council meeting - but only after the conclusion of ...

    Conservatives on the Borough Council staged a mass walk out at last week's full Council meeting - but only after the conclusion of the Council's business. The protest was against the ruling Labour Group's 'abuse of the democratic process and the waste of resources' in tabling multiple yet...

    24/10/2017
  33. In the running for Cystic Fibrosis at Edge Hill ormskirk

    Report and photos from Margaret Ellams It was perfect weather for the first Cystic Fibrosis 'Fun Run' held at EHU last weekend. ...

    Report and photos from Margaret Ellams It was perfect weather for the first Cystic Fibrosis 'Fun Run' held at EHU last weekend. Entrants ranged from babies in prams to super-fit veterans who all ensured that the event was a great success! The warm-up was delivered by the “Yellow Perils”...

    24/10/2017
  34. Invitation to a night with Rachael Russell - International Opera Star ormskirk

    Another brilliant event in aid of the mayor's charity - make a date in your diary for Friday 24 November! ...

    Another brilliant event in aid of the mayor's charity - make a date in your diary for Friday 24 November!

    24/10/2017
  35. Special news from Lancashire Constabulary ormskirk

    Applications for Lancashire Special Constabulary recruitment will open on Wednesday 1st November 10am and close on Wednesday 15th ...

    Applications for Lancashire Special Constabulary recruitment will open on Wednesday 1st November 10am and close on Wednesday 15th November at 10am. If you are interested in becoming a Special and want to find out more please come along to our Specials Recruitment Evening on the 1st November...

    24/10/2017
  36. MP receives Council commitment on street cleaning ormskirk

    Amid the current dissatisfaction with street cleaning and grass verges at present by many constituents, MP Rosie Cooper's sought ...

    Amid the current dissatisfaction with street cleaning and grass verges at present by many constituents, MP Rosie Cooper's sought answers from the Borough CouncilÂ’s Director of Street Scene. Residents raised issues with Rosie over the quality of work and regularity of cleaning schedules in the...

    24/10/2017

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