Ormskirk Latest News

Police crackdown on off-road bikes on cycle path by Tom Martin (July 2020)

POLICE have carried out further searches of a cycle path between Ormskirk and Maghull following more reports of off-road motorbikes being used by   Read more ...

Lancashire’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2025 backed by council by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

LANCASHIRE County Council has reaffirmed it's support to a bid for the whole county to be named the UK City of Culture in 2025.At a meeting of the   Read more ...

Virtual Variety Show to support three charities by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A VIRTUAL Variety Show will be held on Friday, July 24 by members of 14 Rotary Clubs to raise funds for three different charities.The online Zoom   Read more ...

Mawdesley glass maker smashes fundraising target by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A GLASS maker from Mawdesley has smashed her fundraising target of £10,000, which will be donated to a homeless charity.Glass artisan Julie Langan   Read more ...

Appeal launched to find foster parents to look after vulnerable children by Tom Martin (July 2020)

PEOPLE in West Lancashire who could change a local child's or young person's life and foster with Lancashire County Council are being urged to come   Read more ...

‘Moss roads’ to be repaired as part of £15.9m fund by Tom Martin (July 2020)

LANCASHIRE County Council has agreed a major package of road improvements after receiving an extra £15.9million from the Department for Transport.The   Read more ...

Concerns over safety of Fiveways Junction taken to government by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has taken her calls for Fiveways Junction to be given safety improvements to the Home Secretary.Last week, the   Read more ...

Ambulance service gets helping hand from software firm by Tom Martin (July 2020)

AN ambulance service that receives a 999 call every 40 seconds has improved the tracking system of its life-saving kit with help from a Skelmersdale   Read more ...

NHS agrees to provide new cystic fibrosis therapy by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed the newly reached agreement by NHS England with pharmaceutical company Vertex to extend the NHS licensed   Read more ...

Lancashire Victim Services expand support for victims of sexual violence by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

THREE new case workers joining the Lancashire Victim Services team to expand specialist support for children and young people affected by sexual   Read more ...

Dog owners urged to control pets to help protect postal workers by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

DOG owners in West Lancashire have been urged to control their pets around postal workers as part of ‘Dog Awareness Week’. There were nearly 2,500   Read more ...

Council chiefs announce 'improved layout' at Ormskirk Market by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

ORMSKIRK Market may look a little different when you come to visit next as West Lancs Borough Council chiefs are trialling a new layout of the stalls   Read more ...

'Call to action' as Commissioner's Fund relaunches to support communities across Lancashire by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

LANCASHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has relaunched his Community Action Fund and called on organisations to apply,   Read more ...

RSPCA braces itself for a busy summer by Tom Martin (July 2020)

THE RSPCA is bracing itself for a surge in abandoned animals and fears the fallout from the pandemic could see more owners struggling to keep their   Read more ...

Chief Constable to retire after 30 years of service by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

LANCASHIRE Constabulary’s Chief Constable Andy Rhodes will retire next year after three decades of service.Mr Rhodes, who has spent his entire   Read more ...

Runner to take on ‘extreme challenge’ to help young Theo by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A FITNESS instructor from Edge Hill University will take on an extreme running challenge to raise money for a youngster from Upholland who has   Read more ...

Council backs decision to continue free meals for pupils during summer by Tom Martin (July 2020)

SOME families in West Lancashire will now receive free school meal vouchers during the school summer holidays - a decision backed by Lancashire   Read more ...

Parents and carers needed to help plan summer activities for children with special needs by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

PARENTS and carers are being asked to complete a short survey about a service for children and young people with special educational needs and   Read more ...

Campaign to see more people try tennis is backed by West Lancs MP Rosie Cooper by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A CAMPAIGN to see more people try out tennis has been backed by West Lancs MP Rosie Cooper.The easing of lockdown restrictions has seen huge demand   Read more ...

University project receives funding boost by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A PROGRAMME to help more young people in West Lancashire start university has been handed a funding boost after being renewed until July 2021.Future   Read more ...

Calls to ‘ sort out’ Fiveways Junction ‘once and for all’ by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

CALLS are being made for Lancashire County Council to “sort out” the Fiveways Junction in Ormskirk “once and for all”.Speaking after a recent road   Read more ...

Police prepare for reopening of bars and pubs by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A ‘SIGNIFICANT’ policing operation is in place for the weekend as officers prepare for the reopening of pubs and bars in Lancashire.From this   Read more ...

Shoppers urged to ‘spend to save lives’ as charity shop re-opens by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

SHOPPERS in Ormskirk are being urged to spend their pennies to ‘save lives’ as the town’s Cancer Research UK charity shop re-opened following its   Read more ...

Rainbow Hub develops online virtual service sessions to help their vulnerable children by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

THE team at Rainbow Hub have developed online virtual service sessions to help their vulnerable children.Like so many charities, the coronavirus has   Read more ...

More support to tackle reoffending in West Lancs by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A £100,000 fund to tackle reoffending across Lancashire has been made available to organisations which aim to make the area a safer place.Charities,   Read more ...

Author believes award will ‘change my life’ by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A CREATIVE writing tutor from Edge Hill University believes that winning this year’s Northbound Book Award will change his life.John D Rutter is   Read more ...

New website to help those made unemployed during lockdown by Tom Martin (July 2020)

WEST Lancashire residents who have lost their job during the pandemic can get support from a new website. The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership's   Read more ...

County councillor returns to nurse job five years after retiring to help NHS by Tom Martin (July 2020)

SKELMERSDALE county councillor John Fillis has returned to his job as a nurse to help the NHS during the pandemic.The 60-year-old, who retired from   Read more ...

‘Roadmap to recovery’ revealed as county chiefs look to rebuild economy by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A ‘ROADMAP to recovery’ for Lancashire has been published to detail a bold vision of how the county can recover following the pandemic.The Lancashire   Read more ...

It’s the designers who are stars in this show by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

IT’S a good thing Vauxhall was introduced to electric power before the two-metre rule was brought in. Right now it isn’t so much embracing it as   Read more ...

Pandemic won’t put the brakes on this year’s Ormskirk Motorfest! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

THIS year’s Ormskirk Motorfest will go ahead, but organisers have changed the format of the event to a ‘tour across the borough’.There had been   Read more ...

New Mayor of West Lancs appointed by Tom Martin (June 2020)

THE new Mayor of West Lancashire has been named as Councillor Terence Aldridge. Mr Aldridge, who will replace  Cllr  Gaynar Owen in the role, has   Read more ...

Pagoda to be demolished to make town centre ‘safer’ for shoppers to social distance by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

WEST Lancashire Borough Council will remove the pagoda at Wheatsheaf Walk, in Ormskirk, after claiming it will make the town centre safer for   Read more ...

Can emojis help promote social change? by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

AN Edge Hill University expert is marking World Emoji Day by exploring how the face mask emoji could encourage people to wear masks as part of the   Read more ...

Community groups working with elderly could get cash boost by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

COMMUNITY groups and organisations in West Lancashire, who are supporting the over-70s, are being urged to enter a monthly scheme run by a regional   Read more ...

Council would welcome government support to help reopen leisure centres by Tom Martin (June 2020)

LEISURE centres in West Lancashire may need a “financial rescue package” from the government to reopen, according to The District Councils’   Read more ...

Calls for clarification that 'fracking is over' in the UK by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng’s comments last week that ‘fracking is over.’She has written to the   Read more ...

Dancers are jumping for joy after £18,000 donation is secured by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

THE Swati Dance Company based in Parbold have been awarded £18,000 of Arts Council funding to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.The Arts   Read more ...

Police forced to use dispersal orders at quarry by Tom Martin (June 2020)

WEST Lancashire police were forced to issue several dispersal orders in an area surrounding a quarry in Appley Bridge during last week’s mini   Read more ...

BAME community, women and people with disabilities are focus of leadership course during lockdown by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

MINORITY groups have been the focus of an Edge Hill leadership skills course during lockdown to encourage more women, the BAME community and people   Read more ...

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