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Rainbow Hub’s 20th Anniversary Ball raises £70,000

Rainbow Hub’s 20th Anniversary Ball raises £70,000 by Henry James (November 2021)

RAINBOW Hub’s 20th Anniversary Ball on Saturday, November 13 raised £70,000 and celebrated the work of the Mawdesley based charity which supports   Read more ...

Mawdesley's Cedar Farm owner shortlisted in Unsung Hero category at Lancashire Tourism Awards

Mawdesley's Cedar Farm owner shortlisted in Unsung Hero category at Lancashire Tourism Awards by Henry James (November 2021)

THE owner of Cedar Farm in Mawdesley, Peter Baille, has been shortlisted in the new Unsung Hero category in the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021.The   Read more ...

School has a Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds garden thanks to idea of Young School Leaders

School has a Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds garden thanks to idea of Young School Leaders by Henry James (November 2021)

THE ‘Young School Leaders’ at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School in Ormskirk’s idea for a Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds garden has been put in   Read more ...

Chief Constable marks White Ribbon Day

Chief Constable marks White Ribbon Day by Henry James (November 2021)

LANCASHIRE Police Chief Constable Chris Rowley has made the White Ribbon promise to mark White Ribbon Day (Thursday, November 25).White Ribbon Day,   Read more ...

Nurses’ innovative video group clinics hailed at awards

Nurses’ innovative video group clinics hailed at awards by Henry James (November 2021)

A SURGERY in Aughton has been recognised in the prestigious Nursing Times Awards for its “innovative” work during the Covid-19 pandemic of holding   Read more ...

Hospital’s baby and child memorial service moved to crematorium

Hospital’s baby and child memorial service moved to crematorium by Henry James (November 2021)

A MEMORIAL service held every December at Ormskirk Hospital for anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby or child has been moved this year   Read more ...

Countdown to Christmas begins!

Countdown to Christmas begins! by Henry James (November 2021)

THE countdown to Christmas started when Ormskirk’s Christmas Lights Switch On took place on Sunday, November 21.There was free family entertainment   Read more ...

Council vows to tackle hunger in the borough head-on and appoints Food Security Champion

Council vows to tackle hunger in the borough head-on and appoints Food Security Champion by Henry James (November 2021)

THE borough council has committed to tackling food insecurity in the Borough head-on, following the findings of a specially commissioned report to   Read more ...

Consultation launched on proposals to establish a £4m Comprehensive Stroke Centre at Aintree University Hospital

Consultation launched on proposals to establish a £4m Comprehensive Stroke Centre at Aintree University Hospital by Henry James (November 2021)

THE NHS in Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and West Lancashire has launched a 12-week public consultation about the proposal to establish a £4m   Read more ...

Student landlords should provide recycling bins: MP

Student landlords should provide recycling bins: MP by Henry James (November 2021)

LANDLORDS of student houses in West Lancashire should be made to provide recycling bins says MP Rosie Cooper.Many students at the moment are not   Read more ...

‘Inspirational’ school wins award for its mental health and wellbeing programme

‘Inspirational’ school wins award for its mental health and wellbeing programme by Henry James (November 2021)

A SCHOOL in Ormskirk has won an award for its mental health and wellbeing programme for students.St Bede’s Catholic High School won the Mental   Read more ...

Glamping site is county tourism awards finalist

Glamping site is county tourism awards finalist by Henry James (November 2021)

THREE businesses in West Lancashire have been announced as finalists for this year’s Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021.The Secret Garden Glamping,   Read more ...

Further action taken to prevent spread of avian influenza in Lancashire

Further action taken to prevent spread of avian influenza in Lancashire by Henry James (November 2021)

LANCASHIRE residents are being reassured the risk to public health from avian influenza remains very low, as further action is taken to contain the   Read more ...

Mobile CCTV to combat fly-tipping at key ‘hotspots’

Mobile CCTV to combat fly-tipping at key ‘hotspots’ by Henry James (November 2021)

MOBILE CCTV cameras will be rolled out at the borough’s fly-tipping hotspots to deal with ‘large-scale’ incidents.West Lancashire Borough Council   Read more ...

Award Success for Lancashire Police Rural Taskforce

Award Success for Lancashire Police Rural Taskforce by Henry James (November 2021)

A POLICE taskforce which tackles rural crime in West Lancashire has won a prestigious national award for its efforts in dealing with the problem.   Read more ...

Council officers recommend plans to refurbish Ormskirk bus station be approved

Council officers recommend plans to refurbish Ormskirk bus station be approved by Henry James (November 2021)

PROPOSALS to refurbish Ormskirk bus station, which include the demolition of the existing building, have been recommended to be approved by officers   Read more ...

Dancers step up to earn top prizes at competition!

Dancers step up to earn top prizes at competition! by Henry James (November 2021)

A WEST Lancashire dance troupe took two first places at the Atmosphere Dance Productions Competition in Ellesmere Port.Divine Inspiration took the   Read more ...

Rainbow Hub given £3,000 by gas firm

Rainbow Hub given £3,000 by gas firm by Henry James (November 2021)

RAINBOW Hub in Mawdesley has been awarded a £3,000 grant from major gas firm Cadent and its official charity after being voted for by its   Read more ...

Badge of honour for pupils who improved environment

Badge of honour for pupils who improved environment by Henry James (November 2021)

CHILDREN in Ormskirk have been awarded with Blue Peter Green Badges after doing their bit for the environment!As part of St Anne’s Catholic Primary   Read more ...

Ukulele Festival raised £2,000 for NHS charities

Ukulele Festival raised £2,000 for NHS charities by Henry James (November 2021)

PROFITS from this summer’s Parbulele Ukulele Festival went to NHS Charities Together.A cheque for £2,640 was handed to the NHS Charities Together by   Read more ...

MP who complained about ambulance delays told she has to wait up to 40 days for a response

MP who complained about ambulance delays told she has to wait up to 40 days for a response by Henry James (November 2021)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has once again hit out at North West Ambulance Service after being told a complaint she made about delays to treat   Read more ...

Council to create new Local Plan - and they want your feedback!

Council to create new Local Plan - and they want your feedback! by Henry James (November 2021)

WEST Lancashire Borough Council is preparing a new Local Plan looking ahead to 2040 and they want to hear the views of residents.The Local Plan is a   Read more ...

Borough honours fallen on Remembrance Sunday

Borough honours fallen on Remembrance Sunday by Henry James (November 2021)

COMMUNITIES in West Lancashire paid tribute on Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day to those who have lost their lives serving the country.Armistice   Read more ...

Cyclist completes charity challenge to spread awareness of condition

Cyclist completes charity challenge to spread awareness of condition by Henry James (November 2021)

A mum from Burscough who has pulmonary hypertension has completed a 21 kilometre cycle fundraiser.Katie Eaton, 36, organised the event on November 7   Read more ...

Mobile CCTV is to be piloted in West Lancashire to combat flytipping

Mobile CCTV is to be piloted in West Lancashire to combat flytipping by Henry James (November 2021)

MOBILE CCTV is to be piloted in West Lancashire in a move to combat the problem of fly tipping in the borough.The move has been hailed as a victory   Read more ...

Merseyrail users who bought tickets online being ‘unfairly’ fined

Merseyrail users who bought tickets online being ‘unfairly’ fined by Henry James (November 2021)

RAIL booking firm Trainline should not be allowed to sell Merseyrail tickets, as rail users are being fined at Liverpool Central because they   Read more ...

Pupils hold prayer vigils to mark importance of COP 26 climate summit

Pupils hold prayer vigils to mark importance of COP 26 climate summit by Henry James (November 2021)

PUPILS at St Bede’s Catholic School, Ormskirk, organised two ecumenical prayer vigils to recognise the importance of the COP 26 climate   Read more ...

Heritage Group to close as bid to find new members fails

Heritage Group to close as bid to find new members fails by Henry James (November 2021)

BURSCOUGH Heritage Group, which was formed to promote the history of the town and the canal that runs through it has closed.The community group   Read more ...

Speeding driver who seriously injured girl in crash sent to jail

Speeding driver who seriously injured girl in crash sent to jail by Henry James (November 2021)

A SPEEDING driver from Aughton has been sent to jail for causing an accident in Maghull last year which left a seven-year-old girl with serious   Read more ...

Pub flushed with success after winning top toilet award!

Pub flushed with success after winning top toilet award! by Henry James (November 2021)

AN Ormskirk pub has won acclaim for the quality and standard of its toilets – in the Loo of the Year Awards 2021.The Court Leet, in Wheatsheaf Walk,   Read more ...

See NHS decision making in action

See NHS decision making in action by Henry James (November 2021)

RESIDENTS are invited to see local NHS decision-making in action, again in a virtual setting.NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group’s next   Read more ...

Pensioner left waiting lying in road ‘for three hours’ for ambulance after sustaining head injury

Pensioner left waiting lying in road ‘for three hours’ for ambulance after sustaining head injury by Henry James (November 2021)

CONCERNS have been raised after an 88-year-old man fell in the road in Parbold, sustained a head wound, and was left to lie there “for three hours”   Read more ...

Plans in to convert former farm buildings into homes

Plans in to convert former farm buildings into homes by Henry James (November 2021)

PLANS have been submitted to demolish and reuse unused agricultural buildings at Holly Fold Farm, Bickerstaffe to create nine homes and a ‘wildlife   Read more ...

Children’s Christmas card competition aims to spread festive cheer across West Lancs

Children’s Christmas card competition aims to spread festive cheer across West Lancs by Henry James (November 2021)

WEST Lancashire Borough Council is pleased to announce their Christmas card competition is now open to all primary school pupils in the   Read more ...

Survivor of Westminster terror attack looks to combat radicalisation

Survivor of Westminster terror attack looks to combat radicalisation by Henry James (November 2021)

AN Edge Hill student who survived the Westminster Bridge terror attack has launched a project to give a voice to the victims and survivors of   Read more ...

County’s domestic abuse campaign shortlisted for marketing award

County’s domestic abuse campaign shortlisted for marketing award by Henry James (November 2021)

#NOEXCUSEFORABUSE, the county’s awareness campaign that brings together Lancashire agencies to tackle domestic abuse and abusive behaviours, has been   Read more ...

Donuts are left for police after officers attended incident

Donuts are left for police after officers attended incident by Henry James (November 2021)

POLICE found an unexpected tasty treat left on their patrol vehicle after dealing with an incident in Abbotsford. Officers who attended were   Read more ...

Campaigners vow to fight on after Burscough Curves plan is not successful in bid for government funding

Campaigners vow to fight on after Burscough Curves plan is not successful in bid for government funding by Henry James (November 2021)

CAMPAIGNERS behind proposals to reopen the Burscough Curves have pledged not to give up the fight after their scheme was not included among the   Read more ...

Former Reds goalkeeper helps launch mental health campaign for school pupils

Former Reds goalkeeper helps launch mental health campaign for school pupils by Henry James (November 2021)

FORMER England and Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has teamed up with Edge Hill University and St Bede’s Catholic High School in Ormskirk to   Read more ...

Louise Redknapp makes a triumphant return to Liverpool in 9 to 5 The Musical

Louise Redknapp makes a triumphant return to Liverpool in 9 to 5 The Musical by Henry James (November 2021)

LOUISE Redknapp has made a triumphant return to the Liverpool Empire with the touring production of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical.It has only   Read more ...

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