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Residents to become first in world to get Covid-19 variant jab

Residents to become first in world to get Covid-19 variant jab by Henry James (August 2022)

PEOPLE living in Lancashire will soon be among the first in the world to receive the new Covid-19 variant jab when the autumn booster vaccine   Read more ...

Rail company urging parents to look out for Education Season Tickets

Rail company urging parents to look out for Education Season Tickets by Henry James (August 2022)

WITH 11-16-year-olds across Lancashire preparing to go back to school in September, Northern is urging parents to do their homework and find out   Read more ...

Bumblebee brings a buzz to flower show!

Bumblebee brings a buzz to flower show! by Henry James (August 2022)

A HUGE eight foot two inches tall sculpture of the Transformers character, Bumblebee impressed visitors at this year’s Southport Flower Show.The   Read more ...

Commissioner states ‘proactive policing’ continues in face of soaring demand

Commissioner states ‘proactive policing’ continues in face of soaring demand by Henry James (August 2022)

LANCASHIRE'S Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden has praised officers following several successful operations delivering his fighting crime   Read more ...

Town centre all set for the first Ormskirk Bank Holiday Festival

Town centre all set for the first Ormskirk Bank Holiday Festival by Henry James (August 2022)

THIS Sunday (August 28) will see the first Ormskirk Bank Holiday Festival come to town.Organisers say the festival will have a “relaxed and   Read more ...

FOOD AND DRINK HALL TO OFFER TOWN ‘TASTE OF CITY CENTRE LIFE’

FOOD AND DRINK HALL TO OFFER TOWN ‘TASTE OF CITY CENTRE LIFE’ by Henry James (August 2022)

WHEN Ormskirk’s former indoor market is transformed into a food and drink hall, it will be a venue to rival those in Liverpool city centre, say the   Read more ...

Students celebrate A-level results after disrupted studies

Students celebrate A-level results after disrupted studies by Henry James (August 2022)

STUDENTS across West Lancashire have been receiving their A-level results.The vast majority of this year’s graduates would have embarked on their   Read more ...

Veterans need more support to battle cost of living crisis

Veterans need more support to battle cost of living crisis by Henry James (August 2022)

HELP for Heroes is having to support more and more veterans across Lancashire with grants to help pay energy and food bills as the cost-of-living   Read more ...

More than 1,000 refugees from Ukraine homed in Lancashire

More than 1,000 refugees from Ukraine homed in Lancashire by Henry James (August 2022)

RESIDENTS, volunteers and many organisations across the county have been thanked for their part in helping the people of Ukraine, as Lancashire   Read more ...

Cleaning work at United Utilities site results in return of dreaded ‘Parbold Pong’

Cleaning work at United Utilities site results in return of dreaded ‘Parbold Pong’ by Henry James (August 2022)

THE borough’s MP Rosie Cooper has once again had to raise concerns with United Utilities, after residents reported a return of the dreaded ‘Parbold   Read more ...

New Nicky Alt show is a ‘Merseyside show for Merseyside people’

New Nicky Alt show is a ‘Merseyside show for Merseyside people’ by Peter Rimmer (August 2022)

YNWA - Let’s Talk About Six ...BabyRoyal Court LiverpoolReview by Peter Rimmer THERE is another play about Merseyside life being presented at the   Read more ...

West Lancs MG Owners Club tastes success at Much Hoole Classic Vehicle Cars Show

West Lancs MG Owners Club tastes success at Much Hoole Classic Vehicle Cars Show by Henry James (August 2022)

MEMBERS from the West Lancs MG Owners Club have exhibited at the Much Hoole Classic Vehicle Cars Motor Bikes Trucks and Tractor Show.The West Lancs   Read more ...

First recruits start on newest route into policing

First recruits start on newest route into policing by Henry James (August 2022)

LANCASHIRE Constabulary continues to strengthen its ranks with 21 new officers who are making history for the force as the first cohort to join from   Read more ...

Arriva bus strike finally ends after pay rise accepted

Arriva bus strike finally ends after pay rise accepted by Henry James (August 2022)

Arrive North West bus drivers are back behind the wheels after the strike action, dating back to July 20, was finally brought to an end.A strike by   Read more ...

Hand feeding of birds is back at Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Hand feeding of birds is back at Martin Mere Wetland Centre by Henry James (August 2022)

WILDFOWL & Wetlands Trust Martin Mere Wetland Centre, the nature reserve in Burscough, has received the green light to allow visitors to hand feed   Read more ...

‘Limited service’ for two days of rail strike action

‘Limited service’ for two days of rail strike action by Danielle Thompson (August 2022)

RAIl operator Merseyrail will run a ‘limited train service’ this Thursday (August 18) and this Saturday (August 20), due to two planned 24-hour   Read more ...

Local authority pays out £5m through council tax energy rebate scheme

Local authority pays out £5m through council tax energy rebate scheme by Henry James (August 2022)

WEST Lancashire Borough Council has confirmed it has so far paid out about £5million to 34,289 eligible households for the £150 council tax energy   Read more ...

Merseyrail’s ‘limited service’ during two days of strike action

Merseyrail’s ‘limited service’ during two days of strike action by Henry James (August 2022)

RAIl operator Merseyrail will run a ‘limited train service’ this Thursday (August 18) and this Saturday (August 20), due to two planned 24-hour   Read more ...

Community urged to back second Susan Baker Memorial Horse Ride

Community urged to back second Susan Baker Memorial Horse Ride by Henry James (August 2022)

PEOPLE are being urged to support the second Susan Baker Memorial Horse Ride, which is set to take place on Sunday, August 28.Susan Baker died aged   Read more ...

Free places available at dementia therapy sessions

Free places available at dementia therapy sessions by Henry James (August 2022)

A COGNITIVE Stimulation Therapy course aimed at helping people living with dementia and their carers is looking for people to join them in West   Read more ...

Last chance to submit nominations for Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Last chance to submit nominations for Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by Henry James (August 2022)

A FINAL call has been made for residents to nominate outstanding voluntary groups in their area for the 2022 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service   Read more ...

Shortlisting has begun for Lancashire Choir of Year 2022

Shortlisting has begun for Lancashire Choir of Year 2022 by Henry James (August 2022)

THE search to find the county’s finest choral talent has entered its next phase, with the shortlisting for Lancashire Choir of the Year 2022 now   Read more ...

Youngsters go the extra mile in memory of ‘smiler’ uncle

Youngsters go the extra mile in memory of ‘smiler’ uncle by Henry James (August 2022)

TWO youngsters from Aughton have walked a marathon over a weekend for Cancer Research UK in memory of their uncle, Stuart “Smiler” Collier.Brothers   Read more ...

MP backs calls for new Rail HQ to be at Crewe

MP backs calls for new Rail HQ to be at Crewe by Henry James (August 2022)

WEST Lancashire’s MP has added her name to an open letter from several North West Labour MPs to the Secretary of State for Transport, supporting   Read more ...

‘Good times never seemed so good!’

‘Good times never seemed so good!’ by Henry James (August 2022)

CARE home residents from Banks enjoyed a Eurovision-themed sing-song as they gave their best rendition of Sweet Caroline!Sutton Grange Care Home got   Read more ...

£1.7m grant award for research team led by Edge Hill academic on shoulder rehabilitation

£1.7m grant award for research team led by Edge Hill academic on shoulder rehabilitation by Henry James (August 2022)

A RESEARCH team led by an Edge Hill academic has been awarded £1.7m by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to investigate   Read more ...

Specialist police team crackdown on child abuse

Specialist police team crackdown on child abuse by Henry James (August 2022)

IN the last 12 months, Lancashire Constabulary’s Online Child Abuse Investigation Team (OCAIT), a specialist team of detectives and staff who work   Read more ...

Sweet delight for chocolatier after triple award win!

Sweet delight for chocolatier after triple award win! by Henry James (August 2022)

A CHOCOLATIER in Mawdesley has scooped three gongs at a blind-tasting food awards. ChocAmor, based at Cedar Farm, enjoyed a triple success at the   Read more ...

MP praises contribution of UK Armed Forces

MP praises contribution of UK Armed Forces by Henry James (August 2022)

WEST Lancashire’s MP Rosie Cooper has thanked the UK Armed Forces for their “crucial role in defending our communities at home and abroad”.MP Rosie   Read more ...

Students offered support for exam results

Students offered support for exam results by Henry James (August 2022)

IN  the first year of traditional GCSE, AS and A level exams since 2019, students in the borough who are waiting for their results are being reminded   Read more ...

Opening of new bus station in Ormskirk delayed because of nesting birds

Opening of new bus station in Ormskirk delayed because of nesting birds by Henry James (August 2022)

NESTING birds have caused a six week delay to the opening of the new Ormskirk bus station.The £3.4m Ormskirk Eastern Gateway Project - described as   Read more ...

Husband thanks wife and paramedic for saving his life

Husband thanks wife and paramedic for saving his life by Henry James (August 2022)

A HALSALL man has praised ambulance crews and his quick-thinking wife for saving his life after he suffered a cardiac arrest.In March this year,   Read more ...

New President appointed to take the Rotary Club reins!

New President appointed to take the Rotary Club reins! by Henry James (August 2022)

IT’S been a busy start to the Rotary year for The Rotary Club of Ormskirk!John McCormick took over as President of the Club from Phil Lee on July 1   Read more ...

Support offered to social workers

Support offered to social workers by Tom Martin (August 2022)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has reinforced her support for more social care workforce funding, by signing up to stand with carers demanding   Read more ...

£7million secured to tackle domestic abuse

£7million secured to tackle domestic abuse by Tom Martin (August 2022)

MORE than £7million will be spent on domestic abuse and sexual violence support across Lancashire.The funding, awarded by the Ministry of Justice,   Read more ...

RSPCA fear dog cruelty cases will spike during remainder of summer

RSPCA fear dog cruelty cases will spike during remainder of summer by Tom Martin (August 2022)

THE RSPCA has revealed a “significant increase” in dogs being victims of cruelty since the start of the pandemic, including in Lancashire.They are   Read more ...

Businesses urged to ‘accelerate’ plans to hit net zero targets

Businesses urged to ‘accelerate’ plans to hit net zero targets by Tom Martin (August 2022)

WEST Lancashire businesses are being urged to sign up to a university campaign aimed at accelerating their journey to net zero.Eco-I North West, a   Read more ...

Recycle your old glasses at opticians

Recycle your old glasses at opticians by Tom Martin (August 2022)

SPECSAVERS  in  Ormskirk  is offering customers the chance to recycle their glasses and contact lenses in-store for free.  The new initiative comes   Read more ...

Family Hub Info Sharing Service set-up by council

Family Hub Info Sharing Service set-up by council by Danielle Thompson (August 2022)

A FAMILY Hub Information Sharing Service is being established at Lancashire County Council to help services and partners share information and   Read more ...

Could you be the difference that Lancashire Constabulary is looking for?

Could you be the difference that Lancashire Constabulary is looking for? by Danielle Thompson (August 2022)

DO you have what it takes to work with the force?Applications to earn while you learn with Lancashire Police have gone live this week - and you   Read more ...

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