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Burscough library is set to reopen by Henry James (September 2020)

BURSCOUGH library is due to reopen giving people access to a range of services and information.The library will reopen from Wednesday, September   Read more ...

Borough's £1m lottery winner comes forward by Henry James (September 2020)

A MYSTERY West Lancashire £1m lottery winner has come forward to claim their jackpot weeks after the draw.The winning Lotto ticket was bought   Read more ...

Lorry driver jailed for causing fatal crash on M58 while distracted at wheel by Henry James (September 2020)

A LORRY driver has been jailed for causing a fatal collision on the M58 while being distracted by changing the heat levels and radio controls in   Read more ...

SME manufacturers targeting growth after attending digital workshops by Henry James (September 2020)

SMALL and medium-sized enterprise manufacturers in the borough are targeting growth through Made Smarter’s digital “transformation” workshops.The   Read more ...

Opportunity to get a coronavirus test at Edge Hill University by Henry James (September 2020)

OFFICERS at West Lancashire Borough Council have said they are ‘very grateful’ to everyone who has followed the advice to self-isolate and get a test   Read more ...

Lecturer looks into the effects of social exclusion by Henry James (September 2020)

NEW research from an Edge Hill University academic will investigate the effects of social exclusion and will use the findings to tackle loneliness in   Read more ...

Essential works are completed at Tawd Vale Adventure Centre by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

ESSENTIAL maintenance and repair works have been completed at Tawd Vale Adventure Centre.The work was carried out by Momentum Group at the Centre for   Read more ...

People being asked to contribute to Veterans Art of Isolation exhibition by Henry James (September 2020)

OLDER people’s charity, Age UK Lancashire, are looking for veterans, their family and carers, to share ideas and creations they have produced during   Read more ...

Thousands set to get flu jabs in West Lancashire ahead of winter months by Henry James (September 2020)

GP surgeries and pharmacies across West Lancashire are starting to vaccinate thousands of people against flu, while ensuring that coronavirus social   Read more ...

Animal charity warns people not to buy ‘poorly bred’ kittens by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

CAT lovers are being warned about the risks of buying ‘poorly bred’ kittens online during the pandemic.West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is supporting   Read more ...

Animal sanctuary launches ‘Buy a Bale’ campaign by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

IT’S that time of year again when Woodlands are stocking up on food and bedding for their animals to keep them warm and fed over the winter months.   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

So, now we are into another semi-lockdown situation and daily we look and wonder at what’s next. Of course, this is the ideal situation for all these   Read more ...

Cat with no tail gets another chance to find a forever home by Ollie Cowan (September 2020)

A CAT with no tail that was given back to an animal sanctuary three times has hopefully found his forever home!The Champion has reported how the   Read more ...

NHS staff go the extra mile in charity walk! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

NHS staff from Southport Hospital have raised more than £16,100 by walking from Southport to Liverpool.Craig Alty, Danielle Cannon, Daniella   Read more ...

Plans to improve historic high streets in Ormskirk given £755k funding boost by Tom Martin (September 2020)

PLANS to revive historic high streets in Ormskirk have been given a major boost after a £755,000 fund was secured by West Lancashire Borough   Read more ...

Nobody wondered how Wordsworth kept himself warm after wandering around lonely as a cloud, did they? by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

WILLIAM Wordsworth, were he scrawling socially distanced sonnets in 2020, would almost certainly have wifi and gas central heating wired in at Dove   Read more ...

New measures to come into force in West Lancashire after rise in coronavirus cases. by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

NEW measures to come into force in West Lancashire after rise in coronavirus cases.The new local rules will start on Tuesday, September 22 across   Read more ...

Bowling club given cash boost as a reward for helping combat loneliness by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

BURSCOUGH Bowling Club members have been left bowled over after they received a £1,000 donation! Persimmon Homes has  handed over the Community   Read more ...

Hospital staff nominated for national award for efforts during pandemic by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

MEMBERS of the intensive care team at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust have been shortlisted for a Nursing Times award, thanks to the innovative ways   Read more ...

Winner winner, charity's chickens want dinner! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

WOULD you like to play the lottery but don’t feel like you have a good enough chance of winning?By playing the lottery that Woodlands Animal   Read more ...

Search is on to find new Chief Constable as top boss prepares to retire next year by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

LANCASHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw has launched the search for a successor to Chief Constable Andy Rhodes.Mr Rhodes has led   Read more ...

Cat with no tail gets another chance at finding a forever home by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

A CAT with no tail that was given back to an animal sanctuary three times has hopefully found his forever home!The Champion has reported how the   Read more ...

Drains finally cleared on flood-hit street following damage caused to homes by Tom Martin (September 2020)

A HIGHWAYS drain located on a flood-hit street in Burscough has been inspected and cleared by Lancashire County Council.Flash floods in August caused   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

This week, REAL news about the extension of driving licence automatic renewal when licences expire between 1st February and 31st December 2020. The   Read more ...

Parents delighted after charity reopens to support children with disabilities by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

A CHARITY in Mawdesley which supports local children with disabilities has reopened following the pandemic. Rainbow Hub provides therapeutic services   Read more ...

Sorry, Elon - but the most ‘on trend’ motors of the year are not electric! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

SORRY, Elon. The most on-trend motors of the year are both flyweight two-seaters – and neither of them are electric.  Electric car evangelists might   Read more ...

Parking charges to be reintroduced by council by Tom Martin (September 2020)

PARKING charges in Ormskirk will be reintroduced from next month. West Lancashire Borough Council has taken a decision to bring back fees from   Read more ...

Edge Hill gets the nod for University of the Year nomination by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

EDGE Hill University has been shortlisted for the coveted title of University of the Year in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards – the ‘Oscars’   Read more ...

Cancer charity issues desperate plea for support by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

MACMILLAN cancer charity leaders say it desperately needs the support of people in Lancashire more than ever, as new figures reveal an expected   Read more ...

Combined authority in Lancashire edges closer as detailed plans are sent to government by Tom Martin (September 2020)

THE creation of a combined authority and the dismantling of West Lancashire Borough Council has edged closer after detailed plans were sent to the   Read more ...

Spyder is the world’s fastest car! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

PORSCHE now makes the fastest car in the world – and all it took was a 16-year-old schoolgirl who likes hanging out with her mates and eating pizzas   Read more ...

Families ‘want answers’ as public inquiry starts into Manchester bombing by Tom Martin (September 2020)

A LENGTHY public inquiry is now underway into the Manchester Arena terror attack as families say “we want answers.”Two of the 22 victims were Saffie   Read more ...

Burscough Curves project needs to happen now as ‘window of opportunity begins to close’ by Ollie Cowan (September 2020)

THE next few months ‘may determine’ whether the restoration of the Burscough Curves ‘becomes a reality or remains an eternal wish list’ - according   Read more ...

Couple run 104 miles to help Rainbow Hub by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

A couple have raised more than £1,700 for Rainbow Hub, a charity supporting children and young people with physical and neurological disabilities in   Read more ...

Locals urged to adopt guinea pigs from animal sanctuary by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

THE team at an animal sanctuary based in Holmeswood are appealing for potential adopters to consider giving a forever loving home to a guinea   Read more ...

Window love! by Tom Martin (September 2020)

A LOVING wife from Parbold wasn't going to let her husband’s self-isolation stop them from celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.Vivian   Read more ...

West Lancs leader backs report on importance of district councils by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

AS the government considers the future of local government, the leader of West Lancashire Borough Council has welcomed a report which highlights the   Read more ...

Burscough Curves project needs to happen now as ‘window of opportunity begins to close’ by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

THE next few months ‘may determine’ whether the restoration of the Burscough Curves ‘becomes a reality or remains an eternal wish list’ - according   Read more ...

Farmageddon scares are cancelled due to safety concerns over virus by Tom Martin (September 2020)

THIS year’s Farmageddon has been cancelled after organisers decided it would be “impossible” to keep visitors and staff safe during the pandemic.The   Read more ...

Police crackdown on ‘dangerous’ pavement parking at beauty spot by Tom Martin (September 2020)

MOTORISTS who have been caught “parking dangerously” at a popular beauty spot in Appley Bridge have been fined by police.Officers were out in force   Read more ...

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