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  1. Council 'confuses' residents as cuts to sheltered services loom ormskirk

    The Borough Council’s acted to allay fears over cuts to its services to tenants who live in sheltered housing across the borough. ...

    The Borough CouncilÂ’s acted to allay fears over cuts to its services to tenants who live in sheltered housing across the borough. Its move comes days after QLocal's Roger Blaxall was contacted by an anxious Ormskirk pensioner who said that a badly worded Council letter confused quite a few folk...

    22/02/2017
  2. Don’t use you mobile phone when driving – the message is clear ormskirk

    LANCASHIRE Constabulary is supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of using a mobile phone behind the ...

    LANCASHIRE Constabulary is supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of using a mobile phone behind the wheel and the tough new penalties for those who flout the law. From next week, Wednesday 1 March 2017, new legislation comes into effect that means motorists who...

    22/02/2017
  3. Tory budget blues over green bin charges ormskirk

    The West Lancs Conservative Group has taken the unprecedented step of sending a copy of their alternative Budget to all members of ...

    The West Lancs Conservative Group has taken the unprecedented step of sending a copy of their alternative Budget to all members of the Council ahead of Wednesday's Council Meeting. It's in a last ditch effort to stop Labour imposing their planned £30 charge for Green Waste and their usual...

    22/02/2017
  4. Avocets return to Martin Mere ormskirk

    Spring is in the air at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre with the first 5 avocets returning to the centre on 19 February as part of ...

    Spring is in the air at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre with the first 5 avocets returning to the centre on 19 February as part of the spring migration. The avocets, now currently 11, will remain at the centre until early August, using the reserve as their breeding ground. In the past,...

    22/02/2017
  5. Get online at your local library ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council is supporting the national Be Online campaign to help people to get to grips with the internet. This ...

    Lancashire County Council is supporting the national Be Online campaign to help people to get to grips with the internet. This year's campaign, which takes place from Monday, 27 February to Sunday, 12 March, will focus on helping people to get the most out of being online. Libraries across...

    22/02/2017
  6. Baby friendly award for Lancashire Children's Centres ormskirk

    Lancashire's children's centres have been recognised with a prestigious award for the high standard of care they provide to new ...

    Lancashire's children's centres have been recognised with a prestigious award for the high standard of care they provide to new mums and children. The centres, which are run by Lancashire County Council and the health visiting service, which is provided by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust,...

    22/02/2017
  7. 11 arrests as suspected illicit tobacco factory dismantled ormskirk

    Eleven men have been arrested as a suspected illicit tobacco factory was dismantled in North West England by HM Revenue and ...

    Eleven men have been arrested as a suspected illicit tobacco factory was dismantled in North West England by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The arrests were made in 17 simultaneous searches across North West England and Scotland yesterday. HMRC found residential premises, farms, self-storage...

    22/02/2017
  8. Member of staff assaulted by aggressive man ormskirk

    Can you help officers trace a man sought in connection with an assault on a member of staff at Liverpool South Parkway station on ...

    Can you help officers trace a man sought in connection with an assault on a member of staff at Liverpool South Parkway station on Sunday 12 February? The incident happened at approximately 5.45pm on board a London Midland service heading towards Crewe. A man, who was believed to be...

    22/02/2017
  9. Prisoner serving life escapes during hospital visit ormskirk

    At about 3.05pm a report was received from prison officers that Shaun Colin Walmsley, 28 years, originally of Wallace Street, ...

    At about 3.05pm a report was received from prison officers that Shaun Colin Walmsley, 28 years, originally of Wallace Street, Walton had escaped from their custody outside Aintree University Hospital as they were leaving the hospital, where Walmsley had had an appointment. As the prison...

    22/02/2017
  10. Talented student shines in British education awards ormskirk

    A talented West Lancashire College student was a finalist at the prestigious British Education Awards in Convent Garden, London. ...

    A talented West Lancashire College student was a finalist at the prestigious British Education Awards in Convent Garden, London. Former Burscough Priory High pupil Hannah Fairclough was nominated in the Vocational Category for her ‘focus and determination’ during her Public Services BTEC...

    21/02/2017
  11. Ford driver flouts town centre driving ban ormskirk

    There's rarely a day goes by and a driver is spotted in Ormskirk town centre flouting the well publicised driving regulatio0ns. ...

    There's rarely a day goes by and a driver is spotted in Ormskirk town centre flouting the well publicised driving regulatio0ns. This morning, it was the turn of this Ford CMax, its young mum driver slowly negotiating Burscough St. looking to all intents and purposes lost. A recent similar...

    21/02/2017
  12. Caught on camera - bad parking outside Ormskirk library ormskirk

    The irony wasn't lost on QLocal's Roger Blaxall who snapped the driver of this Toyota iQ who blocked in a visitor to the town's ...

    The irony wasn't lost on QLocal's Roger Blaxall who snapped the driver of this Toyota iQ who blocked in a visitor to the town's library this morning. Just because you drive an iQ doesn't mean you have a high IQ yourself...

    21/02/2017
  13. Magnificent Burscough Richmond hit opposition for 6! ormskirk

    Burscough Richmond 6 Hawcoat Park 0. Richmond were buoyed by this result leading into the semi final of the Lancashire FA ...

    Burscough Richmond 6 Hawcoat Park 0. Richmond were buoyed by this result leading into the semi final of the Lancashire FA Shield at Bamber Bridge FC. tomorrow night at 7.30pm v Garstang. The home side's finishing on the day was both accurate and deadly against a Barrow side who aren't having...

    21/02/2017
  14. Black and white - and the boys in blue ormskirk

    A white Audi and black BMW were involved in a minor accident in Aughton this morning. Police were called to the ...

    A white Audi and black BMW were involved in a minor accident in Aughton this morning. Police were called to the incident at the junction of Scarth Hill Lane and Long Lane in which the BMW driver suffered a minor head injury. The car had been removed from the scene when QLocal's Roger...

    21/02/2017
  15. Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? ormskirk

    Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? Has your dog got star quality? If your pet pooch is the canine ...

    Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? Has your dog got star quality? If your pet pooch is the canine equivalent of Brad Pitt or Scarlett Johansson, then they could win a place in the spotlight in the beautiful and romantic opera La Boheme, coming to Liverpool Empire on...

    21/02/2017
  16. Six-point penalty and Ł200 fine for anyone caught using their phone whilst driving. ormskirk

    Young drivers risk losing their licence if caught driving whilst using their mobile phone. The warning comes ahead of new ...

    Young drivers risk losing their licence if caught driving whilst using their mobile phone. The warning comes ahead of new legislation taking affect in March 2017 which will mean a six-point penalty and £200 fine for anyone caught using their phone whilst driving. A newly-qualified driver...

    21/02/2017
  17. Jo Johnson demands tough penalties on student plagiarism ormskirk

    The government calls for universities to do more to stop students buying custom written essays online. Universities ...

    The government calls for universities to do more to stop students buying custom written essays online. Universities Minister Jo Johnson is today (Tuesday 21 February) calling on university and student bodies to do more to deal with the spread of ‘essay mills’ - websites which provide custom...

    21/02/2017
  18. Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Liverpool Empire ormskirk

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the award winning musical comedy "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Liverpool Empire ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the award winning musical comedy "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Liverpool Empire last night. The show staring Michelle Collins from Eastenders and Coronation Street and Joanne Clifton from Strictly runs until Saturday. Joanne Clifton is a...

    21/02/2017
  19. Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because of Listeria ormskirk

    Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the product. Product ...

    Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the product. Product details Product: Ready to Eat Peppered Beef Slices Pack size: 150g ‘Use By’ date: 21 February 2017 No other Morrisons products are known to be affected. Risk The...

    20/02/2017
  20. Lancashire working together to help homeless young people ormskirk

    New arrangements to support young homeless people in Lancashire will be launched at an event in Leyland this week. A joint ...

    New arrangements to support young homeless people in Lancashire will be launched at an event in Leyland this week. A joint protocol, which will be adopted at the event at the Civic Centre on Friday, 24 February, outlines the commitments and responsibilities expected of all professionals working...

    20/02/2017
  21. CMA secures better deal for cloud storage users ormskirk

    Amazon, Apple and Microsoft have committed to providing cloud storage users with fairer contracts, following action by the CMA. ...

    Amazon, Apple and Microsoft have committed to providing cloud storage users with fairer contracts, following action by the CMA. The 3 companies are the latest cloud storage providers to improve their terms and conditions following the Competition and Markets AuthorityÂ’s (CMA) review of...

    20/02/2017
  22. Leg it for Lucy! ormskirk

    Report from Mike Downey A local sixth-form student is hoping to raise awareness and funds to help combat the chronic ...

    Report from Mike Downey A local sixth-form student is hoping to raise awareness and funds to help combat the chronic illness Cystic Fibrosis, by organising a local charity run. Lucy Baxter, 18, from New Longton near Preston, has lived with Cystic Fibrosis all her life, being diagnosed...

    20/02/2017
  23. Would your child know what to do in an emergency? ormskirk

    Report from Sgt Craig Appleton The parents of a child who saved her mother’s life by calling emergency services when she ...

    Report from Sgt Craig Appleton The parents of a child who saved her motherÂ’s life by calling emergency services when she collapsed, have teamed up with the Police, Fire and Ambulance services to roll out In Case of Emergency (ICE) cards to schools across West Lancashire. The Turner family;...

    20/02/2017
  24. Safer crossings in Ormskirk will be one of Paul's top priorities! ormskirk

    Cllr Paul Greenall, Conservative Candidate for West Lancashire (East) in May's County Council Elections, is calling for much ...

    Cllr Paul Greenall, Conservative Candidate for West Lancashire (East) in May's County Council Elections, is calling for much needed road safety improvements at two busy junctions in Ormskirk town centre. At one junction opposite the bus station and another junction near Kwik Fit, there are no...

    20/02/2017
  25. When it comes to fly-tipping, it's a #CrimeNotToCare ormskirk

    Keep Britain Tidy.Public research shows a staggering lack of understanding about people's role in preventing fly-tipping. More ...

    Keep Britain Tidy.Public research shows a staggering lack of understanding about people's role in preventing fly-tipping. More than a third thought it was OK to do things that are actually classed as fly-tipping, such as leaving something outside because 'someone else might be able to use it.' ...

    20/02/2017
  26. Track Renewal phase 2 - Update ormskirk

    Merseyrail has thanked Wirral line passengers travelling for their patience during the first week of phase 2 of the track renewal ...

    Merseyrail has thanked Wirral line passengers travelling for their patience during the first week of phase 2 of the track renewal work, which has seen trains running in and out of James Street, but with only one platform in use. Passengers were advised to leave longer for their journeys to allow...

    20/02/2017
  27. Search engines and creative industries sign anti-piracy agreement ormskirk

    The IPO has helped broker an agreement to help search engines and creative industries work together to stop consumers being led to ...

    The IPO has helped broker an agreement to help search engines and creative industries work together to stop consumers being led to copyright infringing websites. The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has helped broker a landmark agreement which will see search engines and the creative...

    20/02/2017
  28. Ormskirk and district snooker league results ormskirk

    This week saw a break in league action in both Divisions as our new innovation continued with this particular week set aside for ...

    This week saw a break in league action in both Divisions as our new innovation continued with this particular week set aside for matches played in the Le Rose Cup 2nd Round. It saw just three matches played to reduce the number of teams to eight for the quarter-finals. Le Rose Cup 2nd Round ...

    19/02/2017
  29. Ormskirk drivers back on the right road! ormskirk

    County Council contractors have added a crucial zero to the incorrect road marker on the Derby St. railway bridge. QLocal's ...

    County Council contractors have added a crucial zero to the incorrect road marker on the Derby St. railway bridge. QLocal's Roger Blaxall is now awaiting an LCC statement on a timescale for the replacement of the heritage bridge; the last year has seen heavy trucks diverted away from Ormskirk...

    18/02/2017
  30. Crude, rude 'parking tickets' used in town centre ormskirk

    Crude parking notices – crude in their language, and how they were left on a number of cars, were spotted on private land off ...

    Crude parking notices – crude in their language, and how they were left on a number of cars, were spotted on private land off Leyland Way on Thursday afternoon. They appeared simultaneously with a visit from the County Council's street parking wardens; one hapless waitress from The Court...

    18/02/2017
  31. And this week's worst parker is... ormskirk

    Spotted outside Ormskirk Library half on and half off the pavement on Thursday was this Honda CR-V, its driver side partially in ...

    Spotted outside Ormskirk Library half on and half off the pavement on Thursday was this Honda CR-V, its driver side partially in the disabled only spot. Congratulations Sir - or Madam!

    18/02/2017
  32. It all stacks up for Aldi in 'booming Burscough' ormskirk

    Aldi's impressive new Burscough store opens bright and early on Thursday. Mayor Liz Savage will be doing the honours to kick ...

    Aldi's impressive new Burscough store opens bright and early on Thursday. Mayor Liz Savage will be doing the honours to kick off the grand opening weekend to celebrate the opening; a number of special buys are specially reduced for the occasion. There will be lots of bargains not to be...

    18/02/2017
  33. 16 drivers issued with Traffic Offence Reports at Switch Island ormskirk

    Officers from Merseyside Police have been targeting motorists at Switch Island. The Operations Bikes have been at Switch Island ...

    Officers from Merseyside Police have been targeting motorists at Switch Island. The Operations Bikes have been at Switch Island looking for drivers jumping red lights, a cause of collisions at the location, 16 TOR issued.

    18/02/2017
  34. Ormskirk blacked out and blue after major power cuts ormskirk

    Ormskirk was recovering today from not one but five power cuts which brought businesses to a halt in the town centre, blacked out ...

    Ormskirk was recovering today from not one but five power cuts which brought businesses to a halt in the town centre, blacked out traffic lights and affected daily life in almost 2,000 homes. The town was hit by what Electricity NW called 'major power outages' from around 11am to...

    17/02/2017
  35. Gear changes for MG enthusiasts! ormskirk

    Report and photos from Steve Kirton It was all change for West Lancs. MG Owners Club at its first committee meeting of the year ...

    Report and photos from Steve Kirton It was all change for West Lancs. MG Owners Club at its first committee meeting of the year with chairman Nigel Malyan deciding that after serving 12 years he was standing down. The committee voted on the two prospective committee members whoÂ’d shown an...

    17/02/2017
  36. NSPCC receives hundreds of contacts about female genital mutilation ormskirk

    The NSPCC is contacted, on average, more than once a day by people worried about girls who may have suffered or at risk of female ...

    The NSPCC is contacted, on average, more than once a day by people worried about girls who may have suffered or at risk of female genital mutilation, according to new figures. Since the NSPCCÂ’s FGM Helpline was launched in June 2013, it has been contacted more than 1,500 times, with around a...

    17/02/2017

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