Residents in Skelmersdale claim ‘toxic smell’ coming from Whitemoss Waste Management Facility
Residents in Skelmersdale claim ‘toxic smell’ coming from Whitemoss Waste Management Facility

Residents in Skelmersdale claim ‘toxic smell’ coming from Whitemoss Waste Management Facility

SKELMERSDALE residents have raised concerns over a ‘toxic smell’ which they claim is coming from the Whitemoss Waste Management Facility.However Veolia, who own the site, has said, “odour checks” have been carried out at the site and so far “nothing linked to the landfill” has been found.One
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Drug dealer caught after joking about his own name on dark web is jailed

Drug dealer caught after joking about his own name on dark web is jailed

by Tom Martin

A DRUG dealer from Crosby who was identified after he incriminated himself in messages that he sent on the dark web has been jailed for 25

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Landmark church is put up for sale... due to declining congregation

Landmark church is put up for sale... due to declining congregation

by Tom Martin

AN historic church on Lord Street will be put on the market due to  declining numbers in the congregation – but committee members would prefer the

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Mum with cancer wants to take her brain scan campaign to Parliament

Mum with cancer wants to take her brain scan campaign to Parliament

by Tom Martin

A YOUNG mum from Crosby who wants to get brain scans included as part of regular check-ups for cancer patients is hoping to take her campaign to the

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Hotel looks to benefit from waterfront site transformation

Hotel looks to benefit from waterfront site transformation

by Tom Martin

THE Bliss Hotel and the former Genting casino next door could benefit from the transformation of Southport’s waterfront site as the owners look to

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Director brought out ‘best in cast’

Director brought out ‘best in cast’

by Ellen Campbell

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeSouthport Spotlights Musical Theatre SocietySouthport Little TheatreReview by Ellen Campbell The 25th

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Work at Skelmersdale primary recognised with national award

Work at Skelmersdale primary recognised with national award

by Henry James

TRINITY C of E Methodist Primary School in Skelmersdale has achieved the Inclusive School Award with Centre of Excellence status.Tony Currie,

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Officers who tackled York stone thefts win problem solving award

Officers who tackled York stone thefts win problem solving award

by Henry James

OFFICERS who tackled the theft of valuable York stone flags from churches in West Lancashire have won a POP (Problem Oriented Policing) Award for

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Bishop Martin pupil wins design for new online safety character

Bishop Martin pupil wins design for new online safety character

by Henry James

AN ELEVEN year old from Bishop Martin primary school in Skelmersdale has had his design chosen as the winner of a new online safety character

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Trust offering people chance to walk up and walk away with a hospital job

Trust offering people chance to walk up and walk away with a hospital job

by Henry James

SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk hospitals are offering jobs on the spot for the right candidates who turn up to recruitment events for support staff being

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Foundation running Community Cooking Smart Sessions in Maghull

Foundation running Community Cooking Smart Sessions in Maghull

by Henry James

THE Roy Evans Foundation has started running Community Cooking Smart sessions every Monday from 11am-12pm at Maghull Town Hall.Ex Liverpool manager

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Children having tooth extractions in hospital due to lack of dentists

Children having tooth extractions in hospital due to lack of dentists

by Tom Martin

MORE than 70 children in Sefton  had to have tooth extractions in hospitals last year, leading to concerns over a lack of available dentists in the

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More than 1,000 offences found during police operation to tackle criminal activity on Lancashire’s roads

More than 1,000 offences found during police operation to tackle criminal activity on Lancashire’s roads

by Henry James

LANCASHIRE Police has released the results of an operation they set up to tackle dangerous and criminal activity on the county’s roads.During the

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Coastguard looks to recruit volunteers

Coastguard looks to recruit volunteers

by Tom Martin

HM Coastguard needs to recruit new volunteers for the Crosby Coastguard Rescue Team.Coastguard Rescue Teams are made up entirely of specially trained

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Homeless charity holds celebration event for long-serving volunteer

Homeless charity holds celebration event for long-serving volunteer

by Tom Martin

A LONG serving volunteer at a Seaforth-based homeless charity was celebrated at a special event after he was awarded an MBE.Nigel Mellor received the

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Councillor criticises people who start fire deliberately in Ruff Wood in Ormskirk

Councillor criticises people who start fire deliberately in Ruff Wood in Ormskirk

by Henry James

AN Ormskirk County Councillor has slammed the people who deliberately started a fire in Ruff Wood.Councillor Nikki Hennessy had to call Lancashire

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Volunteers clear 17 bags of rubbish from beach

Volunteers clear 17 bags of rubbish from beach

by Tom Martin

VOLUNTEERS cleared 17 bags of rubbish from Formby beach during a recent clean-up.A team from the local Marine Conservation Society (MCS) targeted a

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CCGs say they will look to improve the services offered by Sefton GPs

CCGs say they will look to improve the services offered by Sefton GPs

by Tom Martin

THE borough’s CCGs - due this week to be brought under the umbrella of a new organisation, a statutory Integrated Care Board run by NHS Cheshire

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Lancashire Commissioner pledges extra cash for cutting edge crime fight

Lancashire Commissioner pledges extra cash for cutting edge crime fight

by Henry James

A NEW fund has been launched by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Andrew Snowden, dedicated to funding projects or innovations aiming to

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Primary in Skelmersdale receives School Games Gold Mark Award

Primary in Skelmersdale receives School Games Gold Mark Award

by Henry James

STAFF and pupils at St Thomas the Martyr CE Primary School in Skelmersdale are pleased to announce they have achieved the School Games Gold Mark

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Sean, 9, scoops national award for creating app to help his younger brother

Sean, 9, scoops national award for creating app to help his younger brother

by Tom Martin

AN inspirational nine-year-old youngster has won a national award for creating an app with the aim of helping his autistic younger brother

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New adoption campaign launched to find parents for children who have waited the longest

New adoption campaign launched to find parents for children who have waited the longest

by Henry James

AN adoption campaign has been launched to find parents for children in Lancashire and Blackpool who face the greatest delays in finding a permanent

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Work set to begin to transform former BHS shop into apartments

Work set to begin to transform former BHS shop into apartments

by Tom Martin

WORK is set to begin at the former BHS store on Chapel Street to transform the upper floors into apartments.The developer wants to turn the first,

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Graham on target as clay shooting returns!

Graham on target as clay shooting returns!

by Henry James

FOLLOWING two years of disruption caused by the Covid pandemic and the associated travel restrictions, the sport of clay target shooting is finally

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‘We’re too scared of going into our gardens for fear of being attacked by seagulls!’

‘We’re too scared of going into our gardens for fear of being attacked by seagulls!’

by Tom Martin

RESIDENTS in a street in Crosby say they are scared to go on their back lawns for fear of being attacked by seagulls after a chick settled in one of

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The Grand prepares for big reopening after multi-million pound refit

The Grand prepares for big reopening after multi-million pound refit

by Tom Martin

THE eagerly awaited reopening of The Grand on Lord Street will take place on Friday, July 15. The multi-million pound renovation of the   building

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Litter louts warned they could be fined £100 for dropping their rubbish

Litter louts warned they could be fined £100 for dropping their rubbish

by Henry James

THE borough council is warning litter louts they face a £100 fixed penalty notice if they are caught dropping litter in the street or from cars.They

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New maps installed at Beacon Country Park to show where dog mess bins are

New maps installed at Beacon Country Park to show where dog mess bins are

by Henry James

DOG owners who walk their pets in Beacon Country Park are being given a helping hand by West Lancs Borough Council, the Dogs' Trust and Keep Britain

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Foundation donates ‘friendship bench’ to Sefton primary

Foundation donates ‘friendship bench’ to Sefton primary

by Henry James

A FOUNDATION which was set up following the death of a hairdresser from Melling has donated a “friendship bench” to the Sefton primary where she went

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MP hosts water safety meeting

MP hosts water safety meeting

by Tom Martin

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore hosted a parliamentary discussion on water safety and found out more about the methods used to reduce the number of

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North West Doll Club moves to Bickerstaffe!

North West Doll Club moves to Bickerstaffe!

by Henry James

THE North West Doll Club, which formerly met in south Manchester, has moved to a new home at Four Lane Ends Mission Hall in Bickerstaffe.The venue

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Police take part in county-wide scheme to combat illegal motorcycles and riders

Police take part in county-wide scheme to combat illegal motorcycles and riders

by Henry James

POLICE will crackdown on illegal motorbikes that pose a “serious threat to public safety” in West Lancashire.Officers in the borough are taking part

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TV chef to appear at Southport Flower Show

TV chef to appear at Southport Flower Show

by Tom Martin

TV chef Dave Critchley is to appear at Southport Flower Show to show off the talents which have made him a ‘wok star’ of modern cuisine.Dave has

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Plans for tougher beach rules edge closer

Plans for tougher beach rules edge closer

by Tom Martin

TOUGHER beach rules along Sefton’s coast have edged closer as the council prepares to pass the new measures at a meeting next month.Local residents

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