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  1. OWL swoops into green bin charge fiasco ormskirk

    Older residents at one of Ormskirks sheltered housing schemes have approached Our West Lancashire (OWL) for help after being ...

    Older residents at one of Ormskirk’s sheltered housing schemes have approached Our West Lancashire (OWL) for help after being asked to pay the council’s unpopular £30 green bin charge - even though the gardens belong to the council and the residents already pay a service charge for garden...

    27/06/2017
  2. One hundred not out for Burscough centenarian ormskirk

    Report and photos by Mike Dawson Congratulations to Burscoughs Danny Hunter - 100 today! Danny, from School Lane, has ...

    Report and photos by Mike Dawson Congratulations to Burscough’s Danny Hunter - 100 today! Danny, from School Lane, has lived all his life in the village and best known from Hunter’s corner shop on Lord Street which he ran from the 1930's to c.1970. During WW2, brave Danny served from...

    27/06/2017
  3. Burscough Heritage Weekend success ormskirk

    Pictures by Mike Dawson Hundreds of people Visited Burscough Wharf this weekend, helping make the latest village heritage ...

    Pictures by Mike Dawson Hundreds of people Visited Burscough Wharf this weekend, helping make the latest village heritage weekend a great success. There was something for all the family to enjoy at the event that's growing in popularity by the year.

    27/06/2017
  4. Businessman prosecuted after dumping 147 bin bags of household waste ormskirk

    A West Lancashire businessman has been ordered to do 100 hours community service after dumping 147 bin bags of household waste in ...

    A West Lancashire businessman has been ordered to do 100 hours community service after dumping 147 bin bags of household waste in Newburgh. Wigan County Court heard that the bags were found in a ditch at the side of Cobbs Brow Lane. This was one of the biggest amounts of flytipped waste West...

    27/06/2017
  5. Lions 1,800 gift to maternity unit ormskirk

    Douglas Valley Lions Club are helping relatives of expectant mums have a more comfortable stay when visiting Ormskirk hospital. ...

    Douglas Valley Lions Club are helping relatives of expectant mums have a more comfortable stay when visiting Ormskirk hospital. The West Lancashire fundraisers gave £1,800 towards recliner chairs in the Maternity Assessment Unit for relatives needing to make extended stays. The donation will...

    27/06/2017
  6. Battle for Derby Ward hots up ormskirk

    If by elections are won by the person having the most visible public support, then Ian Davis looks a shoe in for this Thursdays ...

    If by elections are won by the person having the most visible public support, then Ian Davis looks a shoe in for this Thursday’s Derby ward vote... QLocal's Roger Blaxall's counted numerous 'flags' on show in gardens all over Ormskirk as OWL make a concerted effort to win the seat vacated by...

    27/06/2017
  7. Everything in this Ludlow Drive garden was lovely this weekend ormskirk

    A brilliant idea to raise money for charity through the National Garden Scheme has been growing in popularity in and around ...

    A brilliant idea to raise money for charity through the National Garden Scheme has been ‘growing’ in popularity in and around Ormskirk for the last few years. And this weekend, Brian and Marian Jones raised a wonderful £2,000 by letting folk see their greenfingered handiwork at their Ludlow...

    27/06/2017
  8. Car and truck crash in Ormskirk town centre ormskirk

    This Picasso was no work of art after it was badly damaged in a minor collision with a truck on Park Road, Ormskirk, yesterday ...

    This Picasso was no work of art after it was badly damaged in a minor collision with a truck on Park Road, Ormskirk, yesterday afternoon. Police say the driver escaped unharmed; an officer had to sit with his blues on for an hour waiting for a police recovery contractor to remove the car from...

    27/06/2017
  9. Nurse recruitment open evening at Southport hospital ormskirk

    Southport hospital is hosting a recruitment event for nurses interested in working at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. ...

    Southport hospital is hosting a recruitment event for nurses interested in working at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. This open evening follows a number of successful events during the past year and is an opportunity for newly qualified and experienced nurses to meet other nurses and...

    27/06/2017
  10. New coastal safety website launched ormskirk

    A new coastal safety website has been launched today just in time for the busy summer period ahead. To help you enjoy the ...

    A new coastal safety website has been launched today just in time for the busy summer period ahead. To help you enjoy the coast safely and to find out more about the Coastguard the Maritime and Coastguard Agency have created a coastal safety guide which is full of tips to keep you and your...

    27/06/2017
  11. Ormskirk v New Brighton ormskirk

    Report and photos by Peter Rogan New Brighton won the toss and elected to bat on a good wicket which promised to be full of ...

    Report and photos by Peter Rogan New Brighton won the toss and elected to bat on a good wicket which promised to be full of runs and a dry fast outfield. It looked, for all the world, to be a good toss to win - but New Brighton failed to capitalize on the favourable toss of the coin. Before a...

    26/06/2017
  12. LJLA unveils ambitious plans for future growth ormskirk

    Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is to set out its vision of future developments and continued expansion of its business ...

    Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is to set out its vision of future developments and continued expansion of its business through to 2030 and to 2050 as it launches its updated Airport Master Plan as part of a four week public consultation which starts next week. The Airport has ambitious...

    26/06/2017
  13. A new exhibit has been officially opened this week at WWT Martin Mere ormskirk

    A new exhibit has been officially opened this week at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre a White Stork enclosure. Three ...

    A new exhibit has been officially opened this week at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre – a White Stork enclosure. Three white storks have been released into the waterfowl gardens near the Eco-garden. Grounds manager, Steve Nasir, said: “The white storks are a great new addition to the...

    26/06/2017
  14. Most wanted David and Mark Gaskell ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace two brothers from Liverpool who are wanted on recall to prison. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace two brothers from Liverpool who are wanted on recall to prison. David John Gaskell, 27 years, was sentenced to nine-and-half-years in prison on 18 January 2011 at Liverpool Crown Court after being convicted of causing death by...

    26/06/2017
  15. Time to unveil best Lancashire rural businesses ormskirk

    Its no secret that Lancashire is jam-packed with some wonderful innovative rural businesses, and nows the time to shout it ...

    It’s no secret that Lancashire is jam-packed with some wonderful innovative rural businesses, and now’s the time to shout it from the rooftops by nominating your favourites for this year’s Rural Business Awards. The awards, in partnership with the CLA and Amazon, are split into 13 categories...

    26/06/2017
  16. Team Booths make a splash in Burscough charity raft race ormskirk

    Photos by Mike Dawson A victorious Team Booths went from zero to heroes after winning yesterday afternoon's Burscough raft ...

    Photos by Mike Dawson A victorious Team Booths went from zero to heroes after winning yesterday afternoon's Burscough raft race. Victory reversed their showing last year when they finished last; some six teams competed for glory on the canal. Our second photo shows the four strong team out...

    26/06/2017
  17. An afternoon of fun and fellowship in Bickerstaffe ormskirk

    Bickerstaffe's popular summer fair is being held next Saturday, July 8th. All will be made very welcome! ...

    Bickerstaffe's popular summer fair is being held next Saturday, July 8th. All will be made very welcome!

    26/06/2017
  18. Reappeal MFH Trevor Farthing ormskirk

    Merseyside Police is re-issuing an appeal for information to help trace a missing 52-year-old man. Trevor Farthing was ...

    Merseyside Police is re-issuing an appeal for information to help trace a missing 52-year-old man. Trevor Farthing was last seen Wednesday 21 June 2017 on Marshalls Cross Road at around 9.30am. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate him since. He is described as white, 5ft...

    25/06/2017
  19. Lorry emissions checks to start at the roadside ormskirk

    From August 2017, roadside checks of lorries carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include an ...

    From August 2017, roadside checks of lorries carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include an emissions check. DVSA will be target lorry drivers and operators who try to cheat vehicle emissions. The new checks will target those who break the law and will help to...

    25/06/2017
  20. UK to observe a minute​​s silence for victims of the Finsbury Park terrorist attack ormskirk

    The UK will observe a minute'sâ silence on Monday 26 June 2017. A minuteâs silence will be held at 12 ...

    The UK will observe a minute's​ silence on Monday 26 June 2017. A minute​’s silence will be held at 12 noon on Monday 26 June in remembrance of those affected by the terrorist attack in Finsbury Park on Monday. The silence will be marked at all government buildings and other organisations may...

    24/06/2017
  21. Flying the flag - finally - for Armed Forces Day ormskirk

    West Lancashire honoured the service and sacrifices made by our armed forces at a special event on Monday afternoon to commemorate ...

    West Lancashire honoured the service and sacrifices made by our armed forces at a special event on Monday afternoon to commemorate Armed Forces Day. The Ministry of Defence flag was raised - despite a last minute glitch - at the War Memorial in Coronation Park in Ormskirk. The ceremony was...

    24/06/2017
  22. Wetherspoon's whiff banished ormskirk

    The Drain Doctor was called in to banish the 'Wetherpoon's Whiff' on Thursday afternoon. He spent over an hour jetting the fat ...

    The Drain Doctor was called in to banish the 'Wetherpoon's Whiff' on Thursday afternoon. He spent over an hour jetting the fat laden drains at the rear of The Court Leet with the air smelling that much sweeter after his visit! It's thought fat and other nasties in mopping out water caused the...

    24/06/2017
  23. Cup cake day success at Burscough's Hotel of Happiness ormskirk

    Its known as Burscoughs 'Hotel of Happiness' - and it was all smiles last Thursday when Arranmore Lodge held a very successful ...

    It’s known as Burscough’s 'Hotel of Happiness' - and it was all smiles last Thursday when Arranmore Lodge held a very successful cup cake day. The event was organised to promote awareness of dementia, and was attended by deputy mayor Noel Delaney and the deputy mayoress, owners Mr and Mrs F.L...

    24/06/2017
  24. Planned roadworks in the North West ormskirk

    Planned road works in the North West summary for Monday 26 June to Sunday 2 July 2017. The following summary of planned ...

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 26 June to Sunday 2 July 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 23 June and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen...

    23/06/2017
  25. Now that's not what I call grass cutting ormskirk

    Who scalped the grass at the gateway to Ormskirk? A group of pupils from St. Annes could have made a better job of the once ...

    Who scalped the grass at the gateway to Ormskirk? A group of pupils from St. Anne’s could have made a better job of the once immaculately maintained fire station roundabout which has received a cursory short back and sides from the county council. Commented Barry Critchley of Halsall: "The...

    23/06/2017
  26. Community groups receive over 80,000 to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour ormskirk

    Lancashires Police and Crime Commissioner awarded £80,000 to local groups and organisations as part of his Community ...

    Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner awarded £80,000 to local groups and organisations as part of his Community Action Fund (CAF) initiative. The CAF has been distributed to specific groups across the county to help enhance their area in a bid to cut crime, reduce re-offending and support...

    23/06/2017
  27. KGV college is opening its doors to potential new students at the end of June. ormskirk

    SEFTONS top performing sixth form college is opening its doors to potential new students at the end of June. Hundreds of ...

    SEFTON’S top performing sixth form college is opening its doors to potential new students at the end of June. Hundreds of future sixth formers are preparing to head to Southport’s King George V College, which is currently rated top of a national educational league table. A huge range of...

    23/06/2017
  28. News of note - musical history made at Aughton care home ormskirk

    Report and photos from Louise Rees A little bit of history was made at the Aughton Park care home open day last week; not only ...

    Report and photos from Louise Rees A little bit of history was made at the Aughton Park care home open day last week; not only is it our first choir, but it was their first ever performance! We have been rehearsing every week since January and it was worth every moment of hard work. Cecil...

    23/06/2017
  29. UK Coastguard safety plea after 68 children reported missing on UK beaches ormskirk

    UK Coastguard has issued a plea for parents to keep a close eye on their children at the beach this weekend after responding to 68 ...

    UK Coastguard has issued a plea for parents to keep a close eye on their children at the beach this weekend after responding to 68 separate missing children reports last weekend (17-18 June) across the UK coast. All children were found safely, but with so many reports coming in during the...

    23/06/2017
  30. Iconic hotel fined for food safety breaches ormskirk

    The operator of a landmark hotel has been fined more than £265,000 after pleading guilty to seven breaches of food safety ...

    The operator of a landmark hotel has been fined more than £265,000 after pleading guilty to seven breaches of food safety and hygiene regulations. Britannia Hotels Ltd, which runs the Adelphi Hotel was sentenced after appearing at Liverpool Magistrates Court and was fined £232,500 and made...

    23/06/2017
  31. Merseyrail plans strike during the Open Golf Championship ormskirk

    The three days of RMT strikes on Merseyrail will mean more days of disruption for passengers. Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, ...

    The three days of RMT strikes on Merseyrail will mean more days of disruption for passengers. Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, Merseyrail’s managing director, said: ‘Although we brought several new initiatives to the table in the last round of talks, the RMT is unprepared to work with us to...

    22/06/2017
  32. Throwaway gesture raises cash for Cancer Research ormskirk

    Theyre used to losing hundreds of pounds - but now big-hearted slimmers in West Lancashire have turned their attention to ...

    They’re used to losing hundreds of pounds - but now big-hearted slimmers in West Lancashire have turned their attention to raising them! Members of local Slimming World groups have collected more than 700 bags of clothes they’ve successfully slimmed out of to raise money for Cancer Research UK...

    22/06/2017
  33. New affordable homes to be offered in Rufford ormskirk

    If you are looking for a new home in Rufford keep an eye out for new affordable homes available to rent and buy that are expected ...

    If you are looking for a new home in Rufford keep an eye out for new affordable homes available to rent and buy that are expected to be completed shortly. West Lancashire Borough Council has negotiated an arrangement with Jones Homes to provide 14 affordable homes on their popular development...

    22/06/2017
  34. Tidy moves needed at Burscough roundabout ormskirk

    A busy roundabout at the entrance to Burscough has been branded a disgrace as it's been left to grow - and go - wild. The ...

    A busy roundabout at the entrance to Burscough has been branded a disgrace as it's been left to grow - and go - wild. The irony’s not been lost on Barry Critchley of Halsall - after all it’s sponsored by the World Wildlife Trust at Martin Mere - but he is convinced that a few of the local...

    22/06/2017
  35. Police Commissioners call on Government to reduce Police cuts ormskirk

    Lancashire Commissioner joins North West colleagues in calling on the Government to reverse police cuts. Politicians across ...

    Lancashire Commissioner joins North West colleagues in calling on the Government to reverse police cuts. Politicians across the North West of England have come together to call on the Government to reverse years of policing austerity in today's Queen's Speech. The Mayor of Greater...

    22/06/2017
  36. Teenagers missing from Appley Bridge ormskirk

    We are appealing for information to find two teenagers who are missing from Appley Bridge. Josh Mason, 13, and Damian Howes, ...

    We are appealing for information to find two teenagers who are missing from Appley Bridge. Josh Mason, 13, and Damian Howes, 14, were last seen at Middlebrook Retail Park in Bolton at around 12.20pm on Monday, June 19. Both boys were last seen wearing light blue school polo shirts, black...

    21/06/2017

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