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Hospital's senior doctors recognised at virtual awards event by Henry James (December 2020)

AWARD winning senior doctors at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals recently swept the boards at a virtual awards event hosted by Health Education   Read more ...

Council offer shoppers parking incentive by Henry James (December 2020)

CHRISTMAS shoppers coming to Ormskirk will be able to park for up to five hours for just £1 this festive period.Parking charges resumed on   Read more ...

MP believes Community Testing programme could be borough's route out of Tier 3 by Henry James (December 2020)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has called on local councils and the Health Secretary to prioritise West Lancashire for the new Community Testing   Read more ...

Residents being encouraged to send Christmas cards to care homes by Henry James (December 2020)

THE countdown to Christmas is now on and residents are being encouraged to send a card to their local care home to brighten up someone's day.Cards   Read more ...

Police to crack down on drink and drug-drivers this month as road safety campaign launched by Henry James (December 2020)

LANCASHIRE Police will be cracking down on drink and drug-drivers this month after their annual Christmas road safety campaign launched on Tuesday,   Read more ...

Youngsters mark Mental Health Week by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

YOUNGSTERS at Ormskirk CE Primary School have enjoyed a range of activities during Mental Health Week. They followed the BBC’s Five To Thrive   Read more ...

Reward offered to find missing Maine Coon by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

HAVE you seen a missing Maine Coon called Lenny in Burscough?The three year old indoor cat escaped from the house on Springfield Close with his furry   Read more ...

More than a quarter more potholes are being fixed across Lancashire by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE number of potholes being fixed in Lancashire has increased by 28% since last year, new figures have revealed. Between 1 January and the end of   Read more ...

Campaigners call on Trust to re-think bringing back parking charges at their sites in Southport and Ormskirk by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

CAMPAIGNERS have called on the local hospital trust to re-think a decision to reintroduce parking charges at their sites in Southport and   Read more ...

Former nautical lecturer is awarded a special accolade for ‘meritorious service’ to the Merchant Navy by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A FORMER nautical lecturer has been awarded a special accolade for ‘meritorious service’ to the Merchant Navy.Father of two Alan Wall, 62, from   Read more ...

West Lancashire residents urged to get 'Winter Ready' by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

AS winter approaches, West Lancashire residents are being encouraged to get Winter Ready.With the nights drawing in and as the winter months   Read more ...

Heartless vandals destroy special bench installed in memory of mum of two by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

HEARTLESS vandals have ruined a special bench that was installed in memory of a Melling mum who died in a tragic cycling accident in Aughton.Alison   Read more ...

Putting Lancashire into Tier 3 is 'using a sledgehammer to crack a nut' says West Lancs MP by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE announcement that Lancashire will go into Tier 3 on December 2 has been criticised by West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper, who accused the government   Read more ...

Cracking effort! Mosaic artist set to appear on DIY SOS by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A BICKERSTAFFE contemporary mosaic artist is set to appear on the hit BBC One show DIY SOS, hosted presenter Nick Knowles.David O’Brien made a   Read more ...

Talented young dancers broke world record during virtual 'Tapathon' for Children in Need by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

TALENTED young dancers took on a virtual challenge to raise £360 for Children in Need!Claire Lloyd, principal at Base-Dance Performing Arts Academy   Read more ...

MP joins cross-party campaign to demand increased funding for medical research charities by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has signed a cross-party letter calling on the Treasury to establish a Life Sciences Charity Partnership Fund, a   Read more ...

Church group reveal creative calendar of quirky, fun events to celebrate Christmas in a unique way this year by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

MEMBERS of the congregation at St John the Baptist C of E Church in Burscough have organised a creative calendar of quirky, fun events to celebrate   Read more ...

Search for a body on the border of Bickerstaffe and Rainford comes to a close by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A POLICE investigation into reports of a body buried on land on the border of Bickerstaffe and Rainford has been completed - and nothing was   Read more ...

Celebrating one year of county-wide network of community groups on Lancashire Day by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

MEMBERS of the social action county-wide network of community groups will be celebrating a key milestone on Lancashire Day (Friday, November 27) –   Read more ...

Children’s diabetes team scoops Parliamentary award! by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A CHILDREN’S diabetes team based at Ormksirk Hospital have been named a North West winner in the NHS Parliamentary Awards 2020.Prof May Ng and her   Read more ...

MP calls on the government to urgently provide funding for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has called on the government to urgently provide funding for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, as the Chancellor   Read more ...

Lathom Park Trust appoint a new chairman by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

LATHOM Park Trust are delighted to announce the appointment of a new chairman.Paul Sherman has accepted the nomination and the Trustees offered him   Read more ...

Lancashire landowners can earn money for building newt ponds by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

CHIEFS at Natural England have launched a scheme for farmers and landowners in Lancashire to be rewarded for constructing ponds on their land for to   Read more ...

New coronavirus testing pilot schemed planned for Lancashire by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

NEW coronavirus testing pilots are being launched in Lancashire, to provide quicker testing for people without symptoms.Known as a Lateral Flow Test,   Read more ...

Funding of £30,000 invested to make Lancashire’s streets safer by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

LANCASHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has made funding available to support the work of Street Pastors, Street Angels and similar   Read more ...

Schoolchildren were so interested in World War Two that they created a museum in their classroom! by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

YOUNGSTERS from Banks St Stephen's Primary School were so interested in World War Two that they created a museum in their classroom!The Year 6 class   Read more ...

County council chiefs back White Ribbon Day by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

Lancashire County Council are holding two weeks of action to support White Ribbon Day on Wednesday, November 25. The Day was established by men who   Read more ...

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust shortisted for four national awards by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE team at Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust are celebrating after being shortlisted in four categories at the prestigious National   Read more ...

Rotary Club of Ormskirk are putting on a virtual Christmas variety show by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

MEMBERS of the Rotary Club of Ormskirk can’t hold their usual Christmas Carol concert this year – but they are now set to host a virtual Christmas   Read more ...

Rufford man who narrowly escaped death releases motivational self-help memoir by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A RUFFORD man who narrowly escaped death has released a motivational self-help memoir.Father of two Richard Dixon, 56, has released his debut book   Read more ...

Fury after children are faced with no choice but to wade through ankle-deep flooding at times on their walk to school by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has written to Lancashire County Council and local secondary schools about the upkeep of the footpath on Summer   Read more ...

Commissioner supports 'vital' drone team with new vehicle a year after launch by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner has praised Lancashire Constabulary's dedicated drone team, after funding a new vehicle to support the   Read more ...

Commissioner secures £250,000 funding to combat domestic abuse by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

MORE than £250,000 in Home Office funding has been secured by Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner to tackle domestic abuse in the county. The   Read more ...

Can you spot the signs of pancreatic cancer? by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

LANCASHIRE residents  are being urged to spot the signs early for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.Almost 10,000 people are newly diagnosed with   Read more ...

Would you like to sponsor an animal for Christmas? by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

IT might be far too early for many people to even be thinking about Christmas, but it is now around the corner and Woodlands Animal Sanctuary would   Read more ...

'Dangerous' overgrown hedges in Aughton are set to be cut back after West Lancs MP took up the reins on safety campaign by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

OVERGROWN hedges in Aughton that were ‘dangerous’ are set to be cut back after West Lancs MP Rosie Cooper took up the reins on the safety campaign.In   Read more ...

A baker from Ormskirk has risen to the top to be given the High Sheriff Award for his community spirit during the pandemic by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A BAKER from Ormskirk has risen to the top to be given the High Sheriff Award for community spirit during the pandemic.The High Sheriff of Lancashire   Read more ...

What’s your reaction to Peanut? by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WHAT is your reaction to Peanut?Are you overly affectionate, strong willed, bend the rules occasionally and can move through emotions quicker than a   Read more ...

MP pledges to fight sewage pollution to clean up local rivers by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has given her support to a new Bill to help clean up Britain’s rivers from sewage pollution, to help deliver cleaner   Read more ...

MP urges residents to open up about personal finances in support of Talk Money Week by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has spoken out to support Talk Money Week, an annual awareness campaign run by the Money and Pensions Service to   Read more ...

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