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  1. Pop icon Sophie Ellis-Bextor will headline the Liverpool Pride Festival 2018. ormskirk

    Festival organisers made the exciting announcement to guests, sponsors and partners at last night’s VIP Press Launch at Avenue ...

    Festival organisers made the exciting announcement to guests, sponsors and partners at last nightÂ’s VIP Press Launch at Avenue HQ, Mann Island (Thursday, 21 June). The evening was hosted by radio presenter Clare Simmo, from Media Partner Radio City, who welcomed guests and officially...

    22/06/2018
  2. Car flips in dramatic Aughton crash ormskirk

    These are the dramatic scenes after the emergency services were called to Aughton last night after a car flipped over on Long ...

    These are the dramatic scenes after the emergency services were called to Aughton last night after a car flipped over on Long Lane. Police, fire and ambulance crews were called at 9.20pm to reports that a car - thought to be a late model Vuaxhall Astra - had overturned near the leafy Red Fold...

    22/06/2018
  3. 'Inspirational' day out for Aughton church ormskirk

    Aughton Park Baptist Church has been supporting Christian charity Caring for Life for a number of years now - and on Saturday ...

    Aughton Park Baptist Church has been supporting Christian charity Caring for Life for a number of years now - and on Saturday members had the chance to visit its annual supporters day along with hundreds of others from all over the country. Based in Cookridge near Leeds it was founded in 1987 to...

    22/06/2018
  4. LFRS promotes Drowning Prevention Week with stark video ormskirk

    Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service will be making a splash this month when they take part in Drowning Prevention Week 2018. ...

    Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service will be making a splash this month when they take part in Drowning Prevention Week 2018. Drowning Prevention Week, created by the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) and this year run in partnership with the RNLI and Swim England, will see a deluge of water...

    22/06/2018
  5. Fraud warning after man conned out of thousands of pounds ormskirk

    Police are warning people to be aware of a scam after fraudsters pretended to be police officers and conned a man out of thousands ...

    Police are warning people to be aware of a scam after fraudsters pretended to be police officers and conned a man out of thousands of pounds. In the latest incident the victim was called by a man who said he was from the fraud squad and to ring back on 999. The line was kept open and...

    22/06/2018
  6. Spar-ing partners clinch spots at county finals sports extravaganza ormskirk

    A flurry of pupils from across West Lancashire are celebrating after securing places at the largest youth sporting event in ...

    A flurry of pupils from across West Lancashire are celebrating after securing places at the largest youth sporting event in Lancashire following victory in five district-wide competitions. The schools battled it out in cricket, rounders, tri golf, super eight athletics and inclusive football...

    22/06/2018
  7. Man sought after street pastor assaulted in Ormskirk ormskirk

    Do you recognise this man? Detectives want to speak to him after an elderly woman was assaulted following an altercation ...

    Do you recognise this man? Detectives want to speak to him after an elderly woman was assaulted following an altercation between two groups in Ormskirk at the weekend. It happened between 10:50pm and 11pm on Saturday on the Wheatsheaf car park when two groups of men have been arguing and...

    22/06/2018
  8. How to upgrade these 'blots on the landscape' ormskirk

    QLocal is delighted to post this e-mail from Halsall reader Barry Critchley with his observations on the current state of a number ...

    QLocal is delighted to post this e-mail from Halsall reader Barry Critchley with his observations on the current state of a number of roundabouts in the west Lancashire area 'Hi Roger I highlighted this months ago and so did you through QLocal news. LCC & WLBC have money from CIL, the...

    22/06/2018
  9. One in three UK children live in toxic air zones ormskirk

    Young children and babies in the UK are being disproportionately impacted by deadly levels of the most harmful type of air ...

    Young children and babies in the UK are being disproportionately impacted by deadly levels of the most harmful type of air pollution, according to new analysis by Unicef UK. The charity has revealed that one in three children in the UK (4.5 million) are growing up in areas with unsafe levels...

    21/06/2018
  10. Appeal for information on one year anniversary of missing man, Trevor Farthing ormskirk

    Trevor Farthing was last seen on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 on Marshalls Cross Road, St Helens, at around 9.30am. Despite ...

    Trevor Farthing was last seen on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 on Marshalls Cross Road, St Helens, at around 9.30am. Despite extensive enquiries over the last year and appeals for information, Trevor is yet to be found. Trevor has been missing for a significant period of time, his family are...

    21/06/2018
  11. ‘Upskirting’ law moves a step closer ormskirk

    Bill making ‘upskirting’ a specific offence introduced in the Commons today (21 June 2018). government intervened to push ...

    Bill making ‘upskirting’ a specific offence introduced in the Commons today (21 June 2018). government intervened to push through the measures offenders will face up to two years in prison with the most serious placed on the sex offenders register A new law making ‘upskirting’ a specific...

    21/06/2018
  12. Mayor makes a meal of it at Nordico ormskirk

    New Mayor Noel Delaney forgot his diet for an evening as he enjoyed a delicious meal at Ormskirk's Nordico bar which was ...

    New Mayor Noel Delaney forgot his diet for an evening as he enjoyed a delicious meal at Ormskirk's Nordico bar which was showcasing its new summer menu. He's pictured with members of his charity committee and duty manager Andrew Hughes: beneficiaries this year will include the scout groups at St...

    21/06/2018
  13. Another town centre mystery solved ormskirk

    Not that there are many of them - unless you include the dreadful Ormesher murders which are still unsolved over 60 years on. ...

    Not that there are many of them - unless you include the dreadful Ormesher murders which are still unsolved over 60 years on. No, this town centre mystery has to do with a tongue in cheek complaint from one of our numerous Ormskirk readers miffed that her short cut off Church Street's been...

    21/06/2018
  14. Get clicking when digging advice to QLocal ormskirk

    QLocal's Roger Blaxall promised to do some digging about a mystery hole in the road on the Ormskirk/Aughton border: ...

    QLocal's Roger Blaxall promised to do some digging about a mystery hole in the road on the Ormskirk/Aughton border: http://www.qlocal.co.uk/ormski rk/news_list/Another_Ormskirk_ hole___and_again__no_one_seems _to_be_looking_into_it-5503150 7.htm. No need! The Prescot Road job's now been...

    21/06/2018
  15. Why there's still plenty of life in these pensioners ormskirk

    Twenty's not plenty for one very active group of local pensioners as QLocal reporter Roger Blaxall discovered yesterday afternoon. ...

    Twenty's not plenty for one very active group of local pensioners as QLocal reporter Roger Blaxall discovered yesterday afternoon. He was honoured to be invited along to a very special celebration at St Anne's Church Hall: this report from Veronica Prescott of the West Lancashire Pensioners...

    20/06/2018
  16. The Esso signs means happy motoring - but not here ormskirk

    Drivers of a certain age will remember the old slogan/jingle 'The Esso sign means happy motoring' - but that's definitely not the ...

    Drivers of a certain age will remember the old slogan/jingle 'The Esso sign means happy motoring' - but that's definitely not the case in Ormskirk nowadays! And while there might be a flashy new Esso garage on County Road, owners Euro Garages are still insisting on making locals pay top whack,...

    20/06/2018
  17. 'Bin there, doing that' says Council ormskirk

    An update on delivery of the new brown bins by the Borough Council: 'More than 20,000 brown bins have been distributed so far ...

    An update on delivery of the new brown bins by the Borough Council: 'More than 20,000 brown bins have been distributed so far to residents that have signed up for the garden waste collection service and deliveries are continuing. Anyone who has requested a brown bin from the Council doesn't...

    20/06/2018
  18. Neglected roundabout gives the impression of a miserable market town - claim ormskirk

    “The County Council should be ashamed of the appearance of the roundabout by Ormskirk Fire Station” says local campaigner, Kate ...

    “The County Council should be ashamed of the appearance of the roundabout by Ormskirk Fire Station” says local campaigner, Kate Mitchell, “because the residents certainly are.” She is now calling on it to spend some of the money received from advertising on the roundabouts for enhanced...

    20/06/2018
  19. Typhoon confirmed for 2018 Southport Air Show ormskirk

    The jaw dropping Typhoon has been confirmed for the 2018 Southport Air Show. Set to thunder through the skies over ...

    The jaw dropping Typhoon has been confirmed for the 2018 Southport Air Show. Set to thunder through the skies over Southport beach, the Typhoon will perform on the third day of the Air Show (Sunday July 8), rounding off a fantastic three days of aerial and ground displays. The Typhoon...

    20/06/2018
  20. Why some Aughton folks are taking this latest crime campaign with a big pinch of salt ormskirk

    The Government's launched a glossy new website that's being promoted in national Neighbourhood Watch Week. But it'll cut little ...

    The Government's launched a glossy new website that's being promoted in national Neighbourhood Watch Week. But it'll cut little ice with the good folk of Aughton, with local man Alan Lenton - watch co-ordinator for The Serpentine - consistently complaining about how poor Lancashire...

    20/06/2018
  21. Ormskirk's impressive show of strength in Ray Digman trophy triumph ormskirk

    Report and photos: Peter Rogan Ormskirk won the toss against Wigan's Highfield and elected to bat, with Andy Baybutt and Ian ...

    Report and photos: Peter Rogan Ormskirk won the toss against Wigan's Highfield and elected to bat, with Andy Baybutt and Ian Robinson opening. Things looked good for Ormskirk from the outset as Andy and Ian put on a partnership of 71 before the first wicket fell, with Ian (47) being caught by...

    20/06/2018
  22. A Lidl bit of good news for Ormskirk shoppers ormskirk

    Great news for Ormskirk shoppers! Lidl is planning to open a new supermarket in town after over five years of trying. The ...

    Great news for Ormskirk shoppers! Lidl is planning to open a new supermarket in town after over five years of trying. The last time they tried to open locally they were thwarted by traffic objections at the old Comrades site on Southport Road/County Road, now McCarthy Stone's Coronation Court...

    19/06/2018
  23. Warning door to door fish sellers could target Lancashire ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council Trading Standards is warning people to beware of high-pressure salesmen trying to overcharge them for ...

    Lancashire County Council Trading Standards is warning people to beware of high-pressure salesmen trying to overcharge them for bags full of fresh fish which they don't really want. Every year officers receive complaints about traders who mainly target elderly people, conning them into...

    19/06/2018
  24. Home Secretary statement on medical use of cannabis ormskirk

    Sajid Javid announces review of the scheduling of cannabis. With permission Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on ...

    Sajid Javid announces review of the scheduling of cannabis. With permission Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the medical use of cannabis. Over the weekend, I issued an emergency licence to allow Billy CaldwellÂ’s medical team to access cannabis-based medicine to treat...

    19/06/2018
  25. Passing the book - ‘Human Book Chain’ celebrates Edge Hill’s new building ormskirk

    Staff, students and children from local schools formed a ‘human book chain’ at Edge Hill University to celebrate its brand new ...

    Staff, students and children from local schools formed a ‘human book chainÂ’ at Edge Hill University to celebrate its brand new £27m Catalyst building. This symbolic event saw 502 books passed from person to person between the old library and the new facility, in a chain which snaked along the...

    19/06/2018
  26. Shock resignation of local Labour councillor after just six weeks ormskirk

    A local community activist turned Labour councillor has resigned - just six weeks after being elected. Michelle Aldridge has ...

    A local community activist turned Labour councillor has resigned - just six weeks after being elected. Michelle Aldridge has probably made local political history after quitting citing 'personal reasons'; one current local councillor spoke of how it can be difficult to cope with the pressure of...

    19/06/2018
  27. Claire paints a 'real' picture of family farming ormskirk

    A mature student from Bickerstaffe's using her final year project to raise awareness of issues affecting the UK farming industry. ...

    A mature student from Bickerstaffe's using her final year project to raise awareness of issues affecting the UK farming industry. Claire Molyneux, 51, will graduate with a degree in Fine Art at the end of the month and wanted her work to reflect family farming, in particular small farming...

    19/06/2018
  28. Why this prayer and encouragement event for local street pastors can't come too soon ormskirk

    Worrying news that a 71-year-old street pastor was 'knocked unconscious' when she intervened in an 'altercation' in Ormskirk town ...

    Worrying news that a 71-year-old street pastor was 'knocked unconscious' when she intervened in an 'altercation' in Ormskirk town centre has given an added impetus to a special prayer meeting being held on Saturday at Cottage Lane Mission. The woman was attacked when she tried to break up a...

    19/06/2018
  29. World leading microbeads ban comes into force ormskirk

    Ban on the sale of products containing microbeads comes into effect. A ban on the sale of products containing microbeads has ...

    Ban on the sale of products containing microbeads comes into effect. A ban on the sale of products containing microbeads has come into force today as part of the GovernmentÂ’s world-leading efforts to prevent these harmful pieces of plastic entering the marine environment. From today,...

    19/06/2018
  30. Ł20 million investment to help tackle loneliness ormskirk

    Funding will support charities and community groups to bring people together The money will go to support programmes that are ...

    Funding will support charities and community groups to bring people together The money will go to support programmes that are proven to benefit individuals and society Hundreds of thousands of people will be helped to make connections in their communities Charities and community groups will get...

    19/06/2018
  31. Amanda and her team breeze into Morrisons to 'unite against dementia' ormskirk

    Ormskirk's biggest and busiest supermarket 'united against dementia' on Thursday as Amanda Boult and colleagues breezed into town ...

    Ormskirk's biggest and busiest supermarket 'united against dementia' on Thursday as Amanda Boult and colleagues breezed into town - on the back of Storm Hector - for national cup cake day. They pitched up in the car park to promote the excellent work of the Alzheimers Society with tasty cup...

    19/06/2018
  32. Northern taxpayers will be footing bill for strike action ormskirk

    Northern taxpayers and passengers will be footing bill for cost of this week's strike action union reveals ‎RAIL ...

    Northern taxpayers and passengers will be footing bill for cost of this week's strike action union reveals ‎RAIL UNION RMT has called for last ditch talks to resolve this week's strike action as it is revealed northern taxpayers and passengers, and not Northern Rail, are footing the bill for the...

    19/06/2018
  33. Local Brownies put their heart into Defib. training ormskirk

    Report: Sue Bailey Friday evening saw 3rd Ormskirk Brownies receive a Defibrillator Familiarisation Workshop from the ...

    Report: Sue Bailey Friday evening saw 3rd Ormskirk Brownies receive a Defibrillator Familiarisation Workshop from the Lancashire Defibrillator Campaign. The children worked in groups to learn and discuss the function of the heart - and how to keep it healthy - before being taught basic life...

    19/06/2018
  34. Another Ormskirk hole - and again, no one seems to be looking into it ormskirk

    Prescot Road locals are mystified about a pot hole that's been covered over and simply left for the last fortnight. QLocal's ...

    Prescot Road locals are mystified about a pot hole that's been covered over and simply left for the last fortnight. QLocal's Roger Blaxall's promised to do some digging into the story - watch this space!

    18/06/2018
  35. Call to arms by OWL over another student home in Ormskirk ormskirk

    On Thursday, the council's planning committee is set to allow yet another student HMO in Peet Avenue, Ormskirk meaning another ...

    On Thursday, the council's planning committee is set to allow yet another student HMO in Peet Avenue, Ormskirk meaning another family house lost and another property paying nothing into the coffers for local services. Currently on Right Move alone, there are 58 empty student properties with 285...

    18/06/2018
  36. Scouts honours at The Civic ormskirk

    Scouting throughout west Lancashire has been celebrated at a special evening at The Civic, Ormskirk. And is was a case of 'DYB ...

    Scouting throughout west Lancashire has been celebrated at a special evening at The Civic, Ormskirk. And is was a case of 'DYB DYB DYB' for Gail Stanley, West Lancashire County President, who rose to the occasion to give the memorable closing address of the Ormskirk District AGM with Mayor Noel...

    18/06/2018

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