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  1. Driver advice as clubbers head for Creamfields ormskirk

    Highways England is advising drivers traffic is likely to be busy around the M56 and M6 over the forthcoming late summer bank ...

    Highways England is advising drivers traffic is likely to be busy around the M56 and M6 over the forthcoming late summer bank holiday weekend with up to 60,000 dance music lovers heading to the annual Creamfields festival in Cheshire. Creamfields 2017 features 4 days of events – running...

    21/08/2017
  2. 5 million investment for new obesity policy research unit ormskirk

    The new unit will look at the causes of childhood obesity and support delivery of the childhood obesity plan. The ...

    The new unit will look at the causes of childhood obesity and support delivery of the childhood obesity plan. The Department of Health has announced £5 million of funding for a new obesity policy research unit at University College London. One year on from the launch of the childhood...

    21/08/2017
  3. Disability helpline annual meeting ormskirk

    The West Lancs Disability Helpline is holding its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 27 at its office on the second floor of ...

    The West Lancs Disability Helpline is holding its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 27 at its office on the second floor of Whelmar House in Skelmersdale, starting at 10.30am. As in previous years they will be discussing their performance in 2016 and their aims for the future. Tony...

    21/08/2017
  4. Jumping for joy at Merchants ormskirk

    This years outstanding A Level results once again reinforce Merchant Taylors Schools position at the top of the local league ...

    This year’s outstanding A Level results once again reinforce Merchant Taylors’ Schools’ position at the top of the local league tables. With a pass rate of 100% at the Girls’ School and 99.9% at the Boys’ School, over two thirds of all exams were achieved at the highest grades. Many students...

    21/08/2017
  5. Drivers lapping it up at MotorFest - at a price ormskirk

    Drivers and riders will be lapping it up as usual at this year's MotorFest - but this year for the first time they'll be paying ...

    Drivers and riders will be lapping it up as usual at this year's MotorFest - but this year for the first time they'll be paying for the privilege... Organisers Aintree Circuit Club have agreed with the Borough Council to charge £10 for the three parade laps as participants show of their prized...

    21/08/2017
  6. Southport Rescue help out at launch of Clipper Race-Video ormskirk

    Southport Rescue had the honour of helping out at the start of the round the world Clipper Race on the River Mersey yesterday. ...

    Southport Rescue had the honour of helping out at the start of the round the world Clipper Race on the River Mersey yesterday. The biggest ever edition of the Clipper...

    21/08/2017
  7. Tough new measures to protect savers from pension scams ormskirk

    Private pensions cold calling, including emails and text messages, is to be banned. The government has today (20 August 2017) ...

    Private pensions cold calling, including emails and text messages, is to be banned. The government has today (20 August 2017) confirmed new measures to protect private pension savers from the threat of unscrupulous pension scammers. The measures will include: a ban on cold calling in...

    20/08/2017
  8. Healthwatch Lancashire launches online voice group ormskirk

    Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an online voice group to encourage people to have their say and help influence change to their ...

    Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an online voice group to encourage people to have their say and help influence change to their health and social care services. The ‘Voice Box Online’ Facebook group is open to members of the public of all ages and backgrounds who are experts in their own...

    20/08/2017
  9. New look town centre scheme underway ormskirk

    Parts of Moor Street in Ormskirk are getting a new look to help make it an even more attractive gateway into the town. The ...

    Parts of Moor Street in Ormskirk are getting a new look to help make it an even more attractive gateway into the town. The raised dais, stone planters and some associated street furniture between the junctions with Moorgate and Railway Road are being removed, meaning there'll be more room to...

    19/08/2017
  10. MP supports town centre businesses concerned about trade in Ormskirk ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper's given her support to businesses in Ormskirk town centre that have raised concerns over the declining level of ...

    MP Rosie Cooper's given her support to businesses in Ormskirk town centre that have raised concerns over the declining level of trade in their shops. MP Rosie has met with local retailers who have noted a drop in customer footfall and sales and while agreeing the Borough Council's taking steps...

    19/08/2017
  11. Delight at Ormskirk School A Level results ormskirk

    From the Headteacher at Ormskirk School, Martin Kerridge, following this year's A level results: I am delighted that the hard ...

    From the Headteacher at Ormskirk School, Martin Kerridge, following this year's A level results: “I am delighted that the hard work of students and staff has been rewarded with fantastic results. All at the Sixth Form College are very proud that the determination and effort of the students has seen...

    18/08/2017
  12. The Prime Minister's statement on the attack in Barcelona. ormskirk

    Prime Minister Theresa May said: I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. The Foreign Office is working ...

    Prime Minister Theresa May said: I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. The Foreign Office is working to establish if any British nationals were involved in this appalling incident and we are in close contact with the authorities in Spain, who have our full support. ...

    18/08/2017
  13. Aughton's Gravy Dave faces the music over VAT fraud ormskirk

    A well known Aughton shop owner who ran his business but paid no VAT for four years has been sentenced for evading almost ...

    A well known Aughton shop owner who ran his business but paid no VAT for four years has been sentenced for evading almost £69,000 in taxes. David Leatherbarrow, 58, of Brentwood Avenue, Crosby, was the director of Festival Sales (UK) Ltd, a company that traded from Aughton Food Stores. ...

    18/08/2017
  14. Advice available for Lancashire young people ormskirk

    Lancashire students who have either received their A-level results or are waiting for their GCSE results are reminded that help, ...

    Lancashire students who have either received their A-level results or are waiting for their GCSE results are reminded that help, support and guidance is available from 'Talkzone', the county council's advice service. Young people between the ages of 12 and 19 can access this support by...

    18/08/2017
  15. Schemes to tackle hate crime in the North West pay off ormskirk

    Schemes to tackle hate crime in the North West pay off. Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP visits the North West of ...

    Schemes to tackle hate crime in the North West pay off. Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP visits the North West of England to look at what is being done to tackle hate crime. Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP will be visiting the North West of England today to look at what is...

    17/08/2017
  16. 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...

    17/08/2017
  17. Flying the flag for the Merchant Navy ormskirk

    On Friday 1 September West Lancashire Borough Council will fly the Red Ensign to raise awareness of the UKs dependence on ...

    On Friday 1 September West Lancashire Borough Council will fly the Red Ensign to raise awareness of the UK’s dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers. The Red Ensign flag will be hoisted on the flagstaff outside the Council Offices at 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, at 10am. Members of the public...

    16/08/2017
  18. Ride of the Roses challenge ormskirk

    Here's all you need to know about the new and improved Ride of the Roses which is taking place next month in aid of the ...

    Here's all you need to know about the new and improved Ride of the Roses which is taking place next month in aid of the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity. When: Sunday 3 September Where: Banks Leisure Centre, Greaves Hall Avenue, Banks, PR9 8BL What:50, 80 or 100 bike ride starting and ending in...

    16/08/2017
  19. Ormskirk progress to national semi final of Knockout Cup ormskirk

    Report and pictures from Peter Rogan A big crowd gathered at Brook Lane for the quarter final of the National Club Championship ...

    Report and pictures from Peter Rogan A big crowd gathered at Brook Lane for the quarter final of the National Club Championship on Sunday between Ormskirk CC and the Yorkshire side Hanging Heaton CC. At stake was a place in the semi final against Wolverhampton CC, and in the event it turned...

    16/08/2017
  20. Suicide of young Ormskirk woman ormskirk

    A 21-year-old Ormskirk woman has sadly taken her own life. The emergency services attended the scene at Hayfield Road on ...

    A 21-year-old Ormskirk woman has sadly taken her own life. The emergency services attended the scene at Hayfield Road on Tuesday 8 August a spokesman for the Preston coroner confirmed this lunchtime. She said the incident took place at around 4.40pm and that there were no suspicious...

    16/08/2017
  21. Ormskirk quick on the draw at Colwyn Bay nailbiter ormskirk

    Report and photos from Peter Rogan Due to horrendous traffic congestion for supporters travelling to Colwyn Bay, it was a ...

    Report and photos from Peter Rogan Due to horrendous traffic congestion for supporters travelling to Colwyn Bay, it was a nightmare of a journey. It was worth the frustration, however, because the game itself yielded a feast of runs and an exciting ending! Put into bat, Ormskirk - having...

    16/08/2017
  22. Moving presentation at Breathe Easy meeting ormskirk

    A moving presentation took place at July's Breathe Easy meeting in Ormskirk recently. Mr. Alan Johnson of Skelmersdale ...

    A moving presentation took place at July's Breathe Easy meeting in Ormskirk recently. Mr. Alan Johnson of Skelmersdale presented a cheque to the West Lancashire and Southport group for £1118.88, on behalf of late member, Tricia Kelley of Upholland. Tricia suffered from Alpha 1-antitrypsin...

    16/08/2017
  23. Breathe Easy members get advice on breathing easier ormskirk

    Report and photo from Trish Ireland At our most recent meeting, our guest speaker was local respiratory consultant, Dr. ...

    Report and photo from Trish Ireland At our most recent meeting, our guest speaker was local respiratory consultant, Dr. Banerjee, who gave us a very interesting talk and answered questions from the audience. He focussed his talk on COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, a progressive...

    16/08/2017
  24. France here I come ormskirk

    A plucky Burscough womans taking the plunge for charity - by swimming to France from England! Karen Ennis, 45, is hoping to ...

    A plucky Burscough woman’s taking the plunge for charity - by swimming to France from England! Karen Ennis, 45, is hoping to reach a target of £10,000 for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital by swimming the English Channel and is inviting folk to follow her progress in real time on Facebook. The...

    15/08/2017
  25. Sitting pretty in memory of Jack Bibby ormskirk

    Yesterday, a new bench was placed in Coronation Park, Ormskirk, in memory of Jack Bibby, a well respected resident of the town. ...

    Yesterday, a new bench was placed in Coronation Park, Ormskirk, in memory of Jack Bibby, a well respected resident of the town. All his working life he was employed as a watchmaker at Wainwrights the Jewellers on Burscough Street; the oak bench is situated in the Bowling Green area and depicts...

    15/08/2017
  26. Lancashire Care Group complete LGBT awareness training for older people ormskirk

    Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group have recently embraced and completed Older & Out - LGBT awareness training. The ...

    Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group have recently embraced and completed Older & Out - LGBT awareness training. The training - given by Age Concern Central Lancashire - seeks to increase awareness and give greater understanding of (especially older) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. ...

    15/08/2017
  27. Pensioner's civic pride a lesson to us all ormskirk

    A sprightly Ormskirk pensioner is giving townsfolk a lesson in civic pride - at the age of 79. QLocal's Roger Blaxall caught up ...

    A sprightly Ormskirk pensioner is giving townsfolk a lesson in civic pride - at the age of 79. QLocal's Roger Blaxall caught up with Norma Gibbons as she trimmed the hedges on County Road just a stonesthrow from her Southport road house. Locals will see her out regularly making sure the hedge...

    15/08/2017
  28. Vehicle stolen in Southport stung on A59 Rufford ormskirk

    Police use stinger to stop stolen vehicle at 5.00am today. A vehicle that was stolen in Southport and being pursued by ...

    Police use stinger to stop stolen vehicle at 5.00am today. A vehicle that was stolen in Southport and being pursued by Merseyside Police and the national Police Air Service Helicopter was driven into Lancashire where is was successfully brought to a stop on the A59 close to the Rufford Arms...

    15/08/2017
  29. Please binit4beaches this summer ormskirk

    If youre planning on visiting one of the UKs hundreds of designated bathing water beaches this year you might be shocked to ...

    If you’re planning on visiting one of the UK’s hundreds of designated bathing water beaches this year you might be shocked to find a wet wipe buried in the sand next to your picnic spot. It’s unlikely that these wipes have been left here as litter; millions of wipes are wrongly flushed down...

    15/08/2017
  30. Blackpool Air Show a roaring success ormskirk

    More than 100,000 visitors turned out to watch the free two-day Blackpool Air Show making it one of the most successful on ...

    More than 100,000 visitors turned out to watch the free two-day Blackpool Air Show – making it one of the most successful on record. An action-packed programme featuring the likes of the RAF Typhoon, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Breitling Wingwalkers and the world-famous Red Arrows...

    15/08/2017
  31. Making Better Use of NHS 111 ormskirk

    The Health Service wants us to use NHS 111 as the first port of call when we need urgent treatment. The big hope is that this will ...

    The Health Service wants us to use NHS 111 as the first port of call when we need urgent treatment. The big hope is that this will take some of the pressure off Accident and Emergency departments, by directing users to the most appropriate place. The mantra is ‘phone up before you turn up’. But...

    15/08/2017
  32. Famous big cat at MotorFest ormskirk

    Motoring fans will be able to see a fabulous car that was driven by the leading female racing driver of her day at the Ormskirk ...

    Motoring fans will be able to see a fabulous car that was driven by the leading female racing driver of her day at the Ormskirk MotorFest on Sunday 27 August. Betty Haig, a member of the Haig family that created the famous whisky, drove the 1951 Jaguar XK120 to victory many times in the 1950s....

    14/08/2017
  33. MP meets with United Utilities bosses over local flood prevention investment ormskirk

    MP Rosie Cooper has met with senior figures from United Utilities in Parliament to discuss the companys investment programme. ...

    MP Rosie Cooper has met with senior figures from United Utilities in Parliament to discuss the company’s investment programme. The event was an opportunity for the MP to meet with the company that plays a key role in flood management across the constituency. Management of the sewage network...

    14/08/2017
  34. Famous motoring experts to commentate and judge at Ormskirk MotorFest ormskirk

    Famous motoring experts to commentate and judge at the Omrksirk MotorFest Former Top Gear presenter Steve Berry and legendary ...

    Famous motoring experts to commentate and judge at the Omrksirk MotorFest Former Top Gear presenter Steve Berry and legendary motor racing commentator Neville Hay will be sharing their expert knowledge with motor racing fans at the 2017 Ormskirk MotorFest on Sunday 27 August. The...

    14/08/2017
  35. 2016 indicators of a changing climate ormskirk

    An international analysis of the global climate for 2016 has been published in the report State of the Climate in 2016 released ...

    An international analysis of the global climate for 2016 has been published in the report State of the Climate in 2016 released recently by the American Meteorological Society. It has been widely reported that globally 2016 was one of the two warmest years (along with 2015) in a temperature...

    14/08/2017
  36. Overnight closures later this month for Broughton Bypass work ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council has announced the latest overnight closures as part of work on the Broughton Bypass, close to the M55 ...

    Lancashire County Council has announced the latest overnight closures as part of work on the Broughton Bypass, close to the M55 junction. The A6 will be closed between the roundabout at junction one of the M55 and Church Lane, from Monday 21 August to Friday 25 August. The road will be...

    14/08/2017

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