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  1. Shop around advice for cheaper fuel ormskirk

    The rising price of petrol and diesel is really giving local drivers 'fuel for thought' - especially if you happen to live in ...

    The rising price of petrol and diesel is really giving local drivers 'fuel for thought' - especially if you happen to live in Lathom where the local Euro Garage boasts the dearest fuel in west Lancashire... It's even beating the tiny wayside Rowilco garage on the Aughton/Melling border...

    16/01/2017
  2. Speed warning for Aughton drivers ormskirk

    The reckless Audi A3 driver must have hit 80 as he crested Holborn Hill only to slam on his brakes for the speed, sorry safety, ...

    The reckless Audi A3 driver must have hit 80 as he crested Holborn Hill only to slam on his brakes for the speed, sorry safety, camera outside Aughton Christ Church. This was on a quiet Tuesday evening at around 10pm but shows how many idiotic drivers are out there who are nonetheless still wary...

    16/01/2017
  3. Disabled driver's driving 'the height of stupidity' ormskirk

    How's this for mad, bad driving? QLocal's Roger Blaxall was gobsmacked as he watched a lady on a disabled buggy cross the road ...

    How's this for mad, bad driving? QLocal's Roger Blaxall was gobsmacked as he watched a lady on a disabled buggy cross the road opposite Turquaz and then trundle down Park Road this Saturday night against the traffic. The lady, who looked to be in her 40's didn't even try to mount the pavement...

    16/01/2017
  4. New vehicle tax rates ormskirk

    The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars and some motor homes that are first registered with DVLA from 1 April ...

    The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars and some motor homes that are first registered with DVLA from 1 April 2017. Here is what you need to know if you’re thinking about buying a new vehicle.

    16/01/2017
  5. Better support for bereaved families ormskirk

    More people that have suffered the death of a spouse or civil partner will be entitled to increased support. The new modernised ...

    More people that have suffered the death of a spouse or civil partner will be entitled to increased support. The new modernised Bereavement Support Payment was announced on 12 January 2017 by Minister for Welfare Delivery Caroline Nokes. It will be introduced for those bereaved from 6 April...

    16/01/2017
  6. Teenager, 18, dies following Chorley collision ormskirk

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died following a collision in Chorley on January 15th. Police were ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died following a collision in Chorley on January 15th. Police were called around 12.05am following reports of an accident close to the junction of Shepherds Way and Clifford Street. A Vauxhall Corsa had been travelling north on Shepherds...

    16/01/2017
  7. Serious collision on M58 near Bickerstaffe ormskirk

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the M58. The incident happened at around 9.30am on Thursday ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the M58. The incident happened at around 9.30am on Thursday (January 12) between junctions 3 and 4. A BMW X5 was travelling eastbound when it lost control and collided with a Fiat Punto. The Punto left the carriageway and collided with...

    15/01/2017
  8. Ormskirk and district snooker league results ormskirk

    This week saw no change at the top of the First Division of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League as, amazingly and ...

    This week saw no change at the top of the First Division of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League as, amazingly and probably creating more history within our league, the top four teams all recorded 6-0 demolitions of their opponents. Firstly, Crosby Village SC maintain their...

    15/01/2017
  9. Planned road works in the North West ormskirk

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 January and ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 January and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as...

    14/01/2017
  10. New year, new you? ormskirk

    With 2017 now in full swing, health experts in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire are highlighting the benefits of eating ...

    With 2017 now in full swing, health experts in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire are highlighting the benefits of eating healthier and being more active to patients as they focus on New Year's resolutions. Dr Rob Caudwell, local GP and NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group...

    14/01/2017
  11. Man dies following collision on M6 ormskirk

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sadly died following a collision on the M6 near Broughton. At around ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sadly died following a collision on the M6 near Broughton. At around 11.45pm Thursday, January 12 a BMW 635D was travelling southbound in the third lane when it lost control and collided with the nearside barrier. It spun back into the path of...

    14/01/2017
  12. Public urged to report hare coursing in Lancashire ormskirk

    Campaign to crack down on hare coursing launched in Lancashire Police Force area. The CLA, in partnership with local police ...

    Campaign to crack down on hare coursing launched in Lancashire Police Force area. The CLA, in partnership with local police forces (Humberside, Lancashire and West Yorkshire), have created signs warning of the consequences of hare coursing, and encouraging people to report it. Yesterday saw the...

    14/01/2017
  13. Get well soon, Naz! ormskirk

    A leisurely bike ride ended in a trip to hospital for a well known Indian takeaway manager. Larger than life Naz Mohammed, 34, ...

    A leisurely bike ride ended in a trip to hospital for a well known Indian takeaway manager. Larger than life Naz Mohammed, 34, of Spice House on Church St., is now on morphine in the Royal Preston Hospital as he recovers from a nasty break in two places after falling off his bike this week. ...

    14/01/2017
  14. 'I was Ringo's milkman' ormskirk

    It's not that often you meet a Beatle's celebrity in Ormskirk - even a very minor one. But Roger Blaxall - on his way to ...

    It's not that often you meet a Beatle's celebrity in Ormskirk - even a very minor one. But Roger Blaxall - on his way to investigate a possible feature at Cottage Lane Mission - met one on Saturday last ... in his milk float. Chirpy Norman Bowyer belies his 75 years and has been working as a...

    14/01/2017
  15. Work starts on Monday on Ormskirk's newest - and largest - housing estate ormskirk

    Another QLocal exclusive Work starts next week on a large five year project to build Ormskirk's biggest new housing estate, ...

    Another QLocal exclusive Work starts next week on a large five year project to build Ormskirk's biggest new housing estate, Highgrove Park. Russ Taylor from Westbourne Civil Engineering - subcontractors for developers Taylor Wimpey - is pictured this morning as a small team started to...

    13/01/2017
  16. Online applications for primary school places will close soon ormskirk

    Don't forget, the closing date for online primary school place applications is this Sunday, 15 January. The quickest and ...

    Don't forget, the closing date for online primary school place applications is this Sunday, 15 January. The quickest and easiest way to apply is online, via the county council's website - last year, 95% of parents used this method. Staff at Lancashire County Council are keen to remind...

    13/01/2017
  17. Residents 'in the dark' claim over new Ormskirk housing estate ormskirk

    Local residents on High Lane, Ormskirk say they are still no clearer over when a large new housing estate will start on their ...

    Local residents on High Lane, Ormskirk say they are still no clearer over when a large new housing estate will start on their doorstep. QLocal understands that a move onto the farmland off the A59 is imminent and reporter Roger Blaxall chatted to a group of Taylor Wimpey surveyors last...

    13/01/2017
  18. Name a Swan at Martin Mere ormskirk

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre currently have 1360 Whooper swans using the reserve with hundreds of them coming in for the daily ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre currently have 1360 Whooper swans using the reserve with hundreds of them coming in for the daily swan feeds at 3pm and 3.30pm. Over the next two months, Martin Mere is running a competition for our visitors to name swan ‘PD5’. Reserve Manager, Tom Clare,...

    13/01/2017
  19. Bags of interest in former Ormskirk charity shop ormskirk

    Is one town centre street about to become 100 per cent local resident free? QLocal's learnt that there is every chance ...

    Is one town centre street about to become 100 per cent local resident free? QLocal's learnt that there is every chance that the former Cancer Research shop on Burscough St. will soon be subject to change of use with a facade to the shop front and students housed on the ground floor. ...

    13/01/2017
  20. A Happy New Year for health and social care in Lancashire? ormskirk

    2017 will be a make or break year for the NHS and Local Government, says Mike Wedgeworth, Chair of Healthwatch Lancashire. ...

    2017 will be a make or break year for the NHS and Local Government, says Mike Wedgeworth, Chair of Healthwatch Lancashire. In 2016, we produced reports which showed that: * * Accident and Emergency departments are under huge pressure, due both to increased demand and staff...

    13/01/2017
  21. Government allocates 1.2 billion roads funding to councils ormskirk

    Councils across England are today finding out their share of £1.2 billion local roads funding for the 2017 to 2018 financial ...

    Councils across England are today finding out their share of £1.2 billion local roads funding for the 2017 to 2018 financial year, Transport Minister Andrew Jones has announced. The funding to improve roads, cut congestion and improve journey times includes money from the new National...

    13/01/2017
  22. Double joy for (some) Aldi staff ormskirk

    A number of select staff at Ormskirk Aldi are celebrating after being told they'll be moving to its new flagship store in ...

    A number of select staff at Ormskirk Aldi are celebrating after being told they'll be moving to its new flagship store in Burscough. It's just six weeks before the new store - next to Booths - opens it doors with ALL Aldi staff are thrilled with the news it'll soon be the highest paying UK...

    12/01/2017
  23. Men come out top in battle of the taxes ormskirk

    Men, for the second year running, were more likely than women to complete their tax return on time, winning the battle of the ...

    Men, for the second year running, were more likely than women to complete their tax return on time, winning the battle of the taxes once again - but only just. In 2014-15, 235 late tax returns for every 10,000 were submitted by women, but they were beaten by a tiny margin of just three, because...

    12/01/2017
  24. Bottoms up for Booths! ormskirk

    Staff at Booths Burscough have all been thanked for their hard work as the store celebrated its busiest Christmas trading ever. ...

    Staff at Booths Burscough have all been thanked for their hard work as the store celebrated its busiest Christmas trading ever. Company Chairman Edwin Booth visited the Ringtail Retail Park store on Friday spending around half an hour touring the store and chatting to team members. He...

    12/01/2017
  25. Post office closes in late February ormskirk

    It won't be first class news for some - especially the paltry 21 folk who bothered to take part in the consultation about the ...

    It won't be first class news for some - especially the paltry 21 folk who bothered to take part in the consultation about the future of Ormskirk Post Office - but QLocal was told yesterday that's its definitely closing on 22 Feb. Here's the statement: 'The Post Office is set to move Ormskirk...

    12/01/2017
  26. Disruption to Lancashire's rail network ormskirk

    The railway service between Preston and Blackpool will be closed for ten weekends from 21 January. Bus replacement services ...

    The railway service between Preston and Blackpool will be closed for ten weekends from 21 January. Bus replacement services will operate during these weekends and passengers are urged to plan ahead and check before travelling at www.nationalrail.co.uk. During the closures, work will take...

    12/01/2017
  27. LJLA sees 2016 passenger numbers take off with 11% growth ormskirk

    A busier than expected December for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) helped take total passenger figures for 2016 to over 4.8 ...

    A busier than expected December for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) helped take total passenger figures for 2016 to over 4.8 million – an increase of 11% compared to 2015 and the highest levels for five years. The busy Christmas and New Year holiday period saw December’s passenger...

    12/01/2017
  28. Dont become a statistic in 2017 Coastguard issues warning after series of rescues ormskirk

    It's that time of year when we all are reminded to be aware of cold weather and ice conditions when we are outside. But after a ...

    It's that time of year when we all are reminded to be aware of cold weather and ice conditions when we are outside. But after a recent spate of incidents, UK Coastguard has issued some timely advice for enjoying the UK Coast safely. By following these simple safety tips people can enjoy the coast...

    12/01/2017
  29. RMT sets Jan 26 deadline ‎for assurance on Merseyrail guards ormskirk

    RAIL UNION RMT has told Merseyrail that it will be in dispute with the company if it fails by January 26 to provide cast-iron ...

    RAIL UNION RMT has told Merseyrail that it will be in dispute with the company if it fails by January 26 to provide cast-iron assurances around the future of the safety critical role of the guard. The union has written to Merseyrail following the recent announcement that new rolling stock to...

    11/01/2017
  30. Appeal over Marians Drive student home rejection ormskirk

    Ormskirk Student Lettings are appealing to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government following the decision by ...

    Ormskirk Student Lettings are appealing to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government following the decision by West Lancashire Borough Council to reject its application for a student HMO. The application was called before the October meeting of the Planning Committee by Cllr...

    11/01/2017
  31. Well known country pub closes ormskirk

    Mystery surrounds the sudden closure of a popular country pub in the run up to the New Year. The Farmers Arms at ...

    Mystery surrounds the sudden closure of a popular country pub in the run up to the New Year. The Farmers Arms at Hilldale near Parbold earned itself an enviable reputation with lovers of good food from all over west Lancashire, and its car park was often not big enough to cope with...

    11/01/2017
  32. Gritters get ready for wintry weather ormskirk

    Lancashire's gritters are gearing up to keep the county moving over the next couple of days The Met Office has issued yellow ...

    Lancashire's gritters are gearing up to keep the county moving over the next couple of days The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for snow on Thursday and Friday this week, with snow showers possible throughout the county on Thursday and possible snow, sleet and hail showers on Friday,...

    11/01/2017
  33. Building a brighter future for the residents of West Lancashire ormskirk

    Ormskirk's Brighter Future Workshop is asking local residents to donate mobility equipment they may have lying around their homes ...

    Ormskirk's Brighter Future Workshop is asking local residents to donate mobility equipment they may have lying around their homes that are no longer used. Based in Greenhey Place, Skelmersdale, the award winning charity and social enterprise has a thriving outlet at Ormskirk's Two Saints Retail...

    11/01/2017
  34. Health checks could save your life say councils ormskirk

    Having a health check could save your life say councils, after new figures revealed they have prevented thousands of heart ...

    Having a health check could save your life – say councils, after new figures revealed they have prevented thousands of heart attacks and strokes. The Local Government Association says regular health checks – which are commissioned by councils as part of their public health duties - are saving...

    11/01/2017
  35. Local Health Provider Receives Good CQC Rating ormskirk

    Lancashires Health and Wellbeing provider has received a rating of good from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after a full ...

    Lancashire’s Health and Wellbeing provider has received a rating of good from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after a full comprehensive inspection in September 2016. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has been rated ‘good’ by the CQC, which has also acknowledged the progress and...

    11/01/2017
  36. Doritos Lightly Salted Corn Chips Recalled. ormskirk

    Pepsico is recalling some batches of Doritos Lightly Salted Corn Chips because they contain soya and wheat (gluten) which are not ...

    Pepsico is recalling some batches of Doritos Lightly Salted Corn Chips because they contain soya and wheat (gluten) which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten, and/or an allergy to soya. ...

    10/01/2017

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