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Primary school unable to open after three rooms severely damaged in fire by Henry James (June 2021)

ORMSKIRK’S Asmall Primary school has not been able to open today (Friday) after three rooms were severely damaged in a fire.Six fire engines,   Read more ...

Aldi looking for a new store location in Ormskirk by Henry James (June 2021)

ALDI has announced it is on the lookout for a new store location in Ormskirk.The UK’s fifth largest supermarket has been on an expansion drive in   Read more ...

Volunteers needed at vaccination site by Henry James (June 2021)

NHS Volunteer Responders are urgently calling for more Steward Volunteers in West Lancashire to support at local vaccination site where there is a   Read more ...

MP to present British Sign Language Bill before Parliament by Henry James (June 2021)

THE borough’s MP Rosie Cooper MP has introduced her Private Members Bill, the ‘British Sign Language Bill,’ which will debated in Parliament.The   Read more ...

Sanctuary offering people chance to sponsor one of their animal families by Henry James (June 2021)

WOODLANDS Animal Sanctuary is offering people the chance to sponsor one of their animal families, which also helps them continue to help even more   Read more ...

Charity donates defibrillator to First Responder by Henry James (June 2021)

MEMBERS of the Douglas Cardiac Trust, which is a registered charity, were delighted to hand over a G3 Defibrillator to Mike Byrne of Tarleton - a   Read more ...

Trust aiming to raise £300,000 for University to fund research by Henry James (June 2021)

THE Parbold-based Natalie Kate Moss Trust has committed to raising £300,000 for the University of Manchester to fund further research into brain   Read more ...

Health professional supporting Cervical Screening Awareness Week by Henry James (June 2021)

NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging those aged 25 to 64 to have cervical screening to reduce their risk of   Read more ...

Survey to explore transport services by Henry James (June 2021)

RESIDENTS are being asked for their views on Lancashire’s highways and transport services... from the condition of roads and footpaths to the   Read more ...

...‘Southport Classic and Speed’ event will show range of veteran, vintage, classic and modern cars by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

SOUTHPORT’S record-breaking motor sporting heritage will be celebrated with a free event on the town’s Victoria Park on Sunday, October 10.The   Read more ...

...‘Southport Classic and Speed’ event will show range of veteran, vintage, classic and modern cars by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

SOUTHPORT’S record-breaking motor sporting heritage will be celebrated with a free event on the town’s Victoria Park on Sunday, October 10.The   Read more ...

What’s your fastest speed? by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

WHAT’S the fastest you’ve ever driven? 90mph? 100mph? Maybe a little more?  My own highest speed is 136mph, served up in the safe surroundings of a   Read more ...

Office manager who thought she was underpaid by boss, pocketed more than £51,000 from firm by Henry James (June 2021)

AN OFFICE manager for a lettings agency, who felt she was underpaid, secretly pocketed more than £51,000 - money her boss had earmarked for his   Read more ...

Crime Commissioner's deputy receives MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours List by Henry James (June 2021)

LANCASHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner, Andrew Snowden, has congratulated his future deputy, who has been recognised with an MBE in the Queen's   Read more ...

Free Music and Movement for well-being taster sessions offer by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

FREE taster sessions are being held for ‘Music and Movement’ themed health and well-being sessions.Carousel Music and Movement who ‘aim to brighten   Read more ...

Infant playground is officially opened by Henry James (June 2021)

BURSCOUGH Village Primary School welcomed the chairman of the Town Council, Brian Kennedy and members of the council to officially open the new   Read more ...

Knighthood for actor Pryce who studied teaching at Edge Hill by Henry James (June 2021)

LEADING actor Jonathan Pryce who is well-known for his work on the stage and screen and who studied on a teacher training course at Edge Hill in the   Read more ...

County council chiefs remain bullish on financial position despite Covid disruption by Henry James (June 2021)

COUNTY council bosses have said the financial position at the authority continues to have a generally “positive outlook” despite the disruption   Read more ...

Scarecrow thieves steal Brian the Mower Man from festival display by Henry James (June 2021)

ORGANISERS  of Halsall Scarecrows festival are calling on thieves who stole one of the exhibits to ‘hand it back!’‘Brian the Mower Man’ was taken   Read more ...

Rogue trader to serve 32 months in prison by Henry James (June 2021)

A MAN who scammed people across the county including Aughton, is serving 32 months in jail following action by Lancashire County Council's Trading   Read more ...

County's baby friendly care celebrated by Henry James (June 2021)

LANCASHIRE has once again been celebrated for offering ‘outstanding’ baby friendly care to families.UNICEF, which runs the Baby Friendly Initiative,   Read more ...

Police officer in court accused of having sexual relationship with alleged attack victim by Henry James (June 2021)

A POLICE officer from Parbold has appeared in court accused of having a sexual relationship with an alleged victim of an attack.PC Simon Rose denied   Read more ...

University expert to talk about importance of children's rights in health care settings by Henry James (June 2021)

AN expert from Edge Hill University will speak to some of the world’s top paediatric health professionals to educate them about the importance of   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

Welcome to another scams update. Last week I mentioned persistent phone calls telling me that my internet connection was about to be terminated. The   Read more ...

West Lancs to get extra support to tackle rise in Covid Delta variant by Tom Martin (June 2021)

WEST Lancashire will receive more support from the government to help curb  a rise in case numbers of  the Delta or Indian variant of Covid-19 with   Read more ...

‘Goal machine’ Harrison signs for the Tangerines! by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

AN eight-year-old goal machine from Ormskirk has been snapped up by Blackpool Football Club.Harrison Wright (shown, left) who scored an incredible 88   Read more ...

Fossil fools, look away from the all electric Mustangs! by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

FOSSIL fools look away. Ford’s now making more all-electric Mustangs than it is internal combustion ones.  I use the term because that’s the one a   Read more ...

Families of youngsters with special educational needs to share views on proposed changes to school travel by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

CHILDREN and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, along with their families, are set to be asked their views about proposed   Read more ...

Lancashire’s bid for City of Culture 2025 needs residents’ help! by Tom Martin (June 2021)

ORGANISERS of Lancashire’s bid to become the UK’s City of Culture 2025 are raring to go after the competition was officially opened by the   Read more ...

MP explores challenges primary school faced during the pandemic by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

THE challenges of teaching during the pandemic were explored by Southport MP Damien Moore on a recent visit to Marshside Primary School.He was   Read more ...

Fun events set to highlight ‘fabulous community spirit’ in village by Tom Martin (June 2021)

TWO of the biggest dates in Burscough’s calendar are set to take place soon, with the village playing host to the Scarecrow Festival and the Duck   Read more ...

‘Goal machine’ Harrison signs for the Tangerines! by Tom Martin (June 2021)

AN eight-year-old goal machine from Ormskirk has been snapped up by Blackpool Football Club.Harrison Wright (shown, left) who scored an incredible 88   Read more ...

VILLAGERS ‘ARE LIVING IN TERROR OF YOB GANGS’ by Tom Martin (June 2021)

GANGS of youths have been terrorising residents in Aughton with reports of them drug taking, damaging cars and intimidating shoppers.Groups of up to   Read more ...

MP welcomes plan for national audit of metastatic breast cancer by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

NHS England will fund a national audit of metastatic breast cancer - a decision which has been welcomed by West Lancs MP Rosie Cooper. The audit   Read more ...

Animal sanctuary is backed by newly appointed bus firm by Henry James (June 2021)

CHARLTON Minicoaches Ltd, who have recently taken over running the local Ormskirk and Aughton circular bus service (5/6), has shown their support for   Read more ...

Volunteers praised for ‘invaluable’ contribution to vaccination rollout by Henry James (June 2021)

VOLUNTEERS across West Lancashire have been praised for their ‘invaluable’ contribution to the Covid-19 vaccination rollout.The North West Vaccine   Read more ...

Martin Mere hails volunteers who helped wetland centre get through tough year by Henry James (June 2021)

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has paid tribute to its army of volunteers who helped the site get through the past, difficult year.From testing water   Read more ...

NHS staff hit the bullseye with free archery taster sessions offer by Henry James (June 2021)

BURSCOUGH Archers’ offer of free taster sessions (normally £10 per person) as a thank-you to all NHS staff in the area have proved very popular.More   Read more ...

MP among politicians to grill Cummings at inquiry by Henry James (June 2021)

THE borough’s MP Rosie Cooper was among politicians who grilled former chief adviser to the Prime Minister, Dominic Cummings, at the recent joint   Read more ...

LUXURY LODGES PLAN ‘WILL BOOST VISITOR ECONOMY’ by Henry James (June 2021)

LUXURY woodland lodges could be built within the grounds of restaurant Moor Hall in Aughton under proposals which bosses at the venue say could   Read more ...

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