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Appley Bridge's World War 2 memories celebrated in new book by Henry James (May 2021)

MEMORIES of World War 2 in Appley Bridge is the subject of a new book by three local people being published to coincide with the anniversary of VE   Read more ...

Edge Hill academic secures important European role by Henry James (May 2021)

AN Edge Hill University academic has been elected to represent the UK on a key influential board to improve management education across Europe at a   Read more ...

Charlie getting on his bike to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease by Henry James (May 2021)

A TIRELESS fundraiser has passed on his charity benevolence to his grandson from Aughton who is getting on his bike - for a 101 mile ride all in just   Read more ...

Pupils play dress up to learn about Titanic by Henry James (May 2021)

children in Year One at St Anne's Catholic Primary School in Ormskirk have been learning about the Titanic as part of a unique History lesson.The   Read more ...

Programme celebrating best young business talent now accepting nominations by Henry James (May 2021)

THE Sub36 Awards - the only programme dedicated to celebrating the best young business talent in Lancashire - is now accepting nominations with four   Read more ...

Campaign calls on people to consider adopting siblings by Henry James (May 2021)

A NEW campaign has been launched to encourage more people to consider adopting groups of brothers and sisters.The #YouCanAdopt campaign highlights   Read more ...

New pedestrian and cycle lane planned for dangerous junction by Henry James (May 2021)

A NEW pedestrian crossing and cycle lane is being proposed by Lancashire County Council for the dangerous junction of County Road and Yew Tree Road   Read more ...

Tennis club submit plans to replace lawned tennis courts with all weather courts by Henry James (May 2021)

AUGHTON Lawn Tennis Club has submitted a planning application to replace three of their lawned tennis courts with two all weather surface tennis   Read more ...

Borough actor to play Valjean in touring production of Les Miserables by Henry James (May 2021)

NEWBURGH’S Dean Chisnall is to play the lead role of Jean Valjean in the latest touring production of Les Miserables, which will be coming to the   Read more ...

Youngsters create 100 sandcastles for Captain Sir Tom Moore by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

YOUNGSTERS at Scarisbrick Hall School have been taking part in a number of activities for ‘Captain Tom 100’ to raise money for a variety of   Read more ...

Police success in Operation Sceptre by Henry James (May 2021)

POLICE in West Lancashire joined forces across the country to support a national week of ‘intensive action’ against knife crime.Operation Sceptre,   Read more ...

Invitation to try crown green bowling for fun by Henry James (April 2021)

NOW that lockdown is ending, residents are being invited to try playing crown green bowling for fun and at the same time getting gentle exercise and   Read more ...

Lancashire’s bid to become City of Culture 2025 needs your help! by Henry James (April 2021)

ORGANISERS of Lancashire’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2025 is looking for local residents and artists to submit ideas that could become part   Read more ...

Chance to see decision-making in action - in a virtual setting! by Henry James (April 2021)

PEOPLE living in West Lancashire are being invited to see local NHS decision-making in action – albeit in a virtual setting.NHS West Lancashire   Read more ...

Charity aims to support North West families during Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

DESPITE the recent easing of national lockdown restrictions, many parents of neonatal babies in the North West continue to face significant   Read more ...

Karate teacher looking for premises to open new classes in area by Henry James (April 2021)

A KARATE teacher who has just moved to Ormskirk is looking for premises to open new classes in the area.Ken Fairhurst is a 7th Dan Kyoshi, and has   Read more ...

Northern look to reintroduce key routes back into service by Henry James (April 2021)

NORTHERN is preparing to change its timetables with the aim of giving people returning to rail travel more flexibility.The train operator has been   Read more ...

Teenage author, Sam, donates copies of new book to hospital to help Diabetes sufferers by Henry James (April 2021)

SAMUEL Grant, a young author from Wigan recently made a donation of 50 books, to be gifted to newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes sufferers in the   Read more ...

Authorities refuse West Lancs College funding, MP claims by Henry James (April 2021)

BOTH Liverpool City Region (LCR) and Greater Manchester Combined Authorities (GMCA) have been refusing funding for their residents looking to study   Read more ...

Parbold charity shares its story as part of fundraising appeal by Henry James (April 2021)

A SMALL Parbold charity has shared its story as part of a fundraising appeal for the University of Manchester, helping it to raise more than   Read more ...

Voters asked to wear masks - and bring a pen by Henry James (April 2021)

VOTERS are being reminded the upcoming Lancashire County Council elections will be different to usual to make them Covid-safe.People are being asked   Read more ...

Cast your vote in the Local Elections - Thursday, May 6 by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

WEST Lancashire voters will go to the polls next week when the Local Elections take place on Thursday, May 6,All 84 seats at County Hall in Preston   Read more ...

Historic cinema to be turned into shops, gym and student flats by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Plans have been approved to modify the former Regal Cinema building in Ormskirk into a retail unit, cafe, student accommodation and gym.West   Read more ...

Edge Hill crowned University of the Year at awards ceremony by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

EDGE Hill has been crowned University of the Year in the Educate North Awards in recognition of its ‘continued commitment to deliver an exceptional   Read more ...

Business owners join forces to solve ‘common challenges’ by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

MORE than 320 business owners and managers from across Lancashire have worked together to solve common challenges, share knowledge and grow as part   Read more ...

New sensory garden keeps care home residents entertained by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Care home residents from Burscough have been enjoying their new sensory garden.Lily Wharf Lodge, which first opened its doors last year, has a new   Read more ...

GP extended access service resumes by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

RESIDENTS in West Lancashire are advised that the GP extended access service has now resumed.Launched in 2016, the extended access service makes   Read more ...

What to do if you find a hedgehog out during the day by Danielle Thompson (April 2021)

WHAT does it mean if you see a hedgehog out in the daylight?As spring well as truly arrives and we get to see the blossom on the trees, enjoy the   Read more ...

West Lancashire Resilience Society launched to support local businesses by Henry James (April 2021)

PEOPLE are being invited to one of two online ‘question and answer’ sessions in advance of the launch of a new organisation, provisionally called the   Read more ...

Special mural for cancer patients to be exhibited in Ormskirk town centre by Henry James (April 2021)

A MURAL of hope, which has recorded the responses and experiences of those living with and beyond cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic, will be   Read more ...

Children find out if they got into first choice primary school by Henry James (April 2021)

THE vast majority of primary school starters in Lancashire will be going to one of their preferred schools this September, the county council has   Read more ...

Proposals to modify former Regal Cinema to make way for retail unit and student accommodation are recommended for approval by Henry James (April 2021)

OFFICERS at West Lancashire Borough Council have recommended that proposals to modify the former Regal Cinema building in Ormskirk to make way for a   Read more ...

Care home staff and residents go to races by Henry James (April 2021)

STAFF and residents at Stocks Hall care home in Mawdesley went to the races on Thursday, April 8.They all had a wonderful afternoon enjoying betting   Read more ...

Pupils and staff to walk 1,000km to support those with dementia by Henry James (April 2021)

PUPILS and staff at Lathom Park school in Ormskirk are aiming to walk 1,000km to raise awareness and to support families who are affected by   Read more ...

Locals urged to remain vigilant as more people enjoy new-found freedoms by Henry James (April 2021)

SENIOR figures at the forefront of Lancashire's response to the Covid-19 pandemic are urging residents to remain vigilant as they enjoy their   Read more ...

Police issue guidance on Covid regulations as lockdown measures ease by Henry James (April 2021)

LANCASHIRE Police is reminding residents it will continue to take a “common sense” and “proportionate” approach to policing Covid regulations as   Read more ...

MP hits out at Sefton Council chief for failing to respond to her letter by Malcolm Hindle (April 2021)

SEFTON Council has been criticised by West Lancs MP Rosie Cooper who has expressed frustration at the “unresponsiveness” of the authority to her   Read more ...

MP hits out at Sefton Council for failing to respond to her letter by Henry James (April 2021)

Neighbouring Sefton Council has been criticised by West Lancs MP Rosie Cooper who has expressed frustration at the “unresponsiveness” of the   Read more ...

Significant parts of the indoor economy spring back into action in West Lancashire by Henry James (April 2021)

HAIRDRESSERS, gyms, shops, libraries, pubs and restaurants with outdoor seating reopened in West Lancashire on a sunny, but very cold spring day on   Read more ...

Domestic cleaning firm hits 25 year anniversary by Henry James (April 2021)

ORMSKIRK business owner, Chris Wootton, celebrated a huge milestone as his domestic cleaning business Poppies reaches its 25-year anniversary on   Read more ...

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