Skelmersdale Latest News

Put your questions to Trust directors by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WOULD you like to put your questions to Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust’s directors?Patients are being encouraged to submit questions to   Read more ...

Work begins on measures to tackle theft and anti-social behaviour in Skelmersdale by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WORK has started work on crime prevention measures aimed at reducing theft and anti-social behaviour.West Lancashire Borough Council will host the   Read more ...

Would you like to nominate local heroes who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during this challenging year? by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE leaders of the Community Church are hosting a 2020 Local Heroes Award in December – and are looking for nonimations!Dave Gregg, one of the   Read more ...

Extra coronavirus testing site to open close to Sandy Lane Health Centre on Wednesday, November 18 after 'appalling' delay by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

AN EXTRA coronavirus testing site is being set up close to Sandy Lane Health Centre in Skelmersdale.It located on the overflow car park after   Read more ...

Mawdesley community rally to make donations for a food bank in Skelmersdale by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

MEMBERS of the community in Mawdesley and the surrounding area rallied together to make an ‘overwhelming’ donation to a food bank in   Read more ...

Driver arrested after stop-search of vehicle led to £10,000 being recovered from the passenger door by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A 38 year old man from Skelmersdale has been arrested after £10,000 was recovered from the passenger door of his BMW after a stop-check in St   Read more ...

Staff and pupils mark Down Syndrome Awareness Month by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

STAFF and pupils have been welcoming a pupil with Down Syndrome to the ‘Little Pips Nursery.’Teachers at Crow Orchard Primary School in Skelmersdale   Read more ...

Coronavirus test centre will open as soon as possible after delay by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE coronavirus testing unit planned for Sandy Lane in Skelmersdale has been delayed due to an unforeseen technical site issue for the contractor.The   Read more ...

West Lancashire MP welcomes demolition of former West Lancashire College buildings on Yewdale by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has received written confirmation that Lancashire County Council have acquired the site of the former West Lancashire   Read more ...

American football club set to expand with funding scheme by Tom Martin (October 2020)

AN American football club based in Skelmersdale is on course to secure its financial future after taking part in a new grassroots sports   Read more ...

Litter bin yobs slammed by councillor by Tom Martin (October 2020)

yobs who spray painted graffiti on two  new litter bins in Skelmersdale have been condemned by a councillor.Following requests from local   Read more ...

Tiny cars given biggest burdens! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SUZUKI has been - and apologies for the appalling pun - swift to keep its cars on the right side of tighter emissions rules. The way the latest EU   Read more ...

Tiny cars given biggest burdens! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SUZUKI has been - and apologies for the appalling pun - swift to keep its cars on the right side of tighter emissions rules. The way the latest EU   Read more ...

Software firm’s global growth gathers pace as it teams up  with Aussie client by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

AN asset management firm based in Skelmersdale says its ‘global growth has gathered pace’ after it teamed up with an Australian client.CoreRFID is   Read more ...

Is this a car - or a bad spell? by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

AZNOM PALLADIUM! It sounds like a bad spell that Harry Potter’s dreamt up after a hard all-nighter at Hogwarts, but in fact it’s the least   Read more ...

Is it a car or a bad spell? by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

AZNOM PALLADIUM! It sounds like a bad spell that Harry Potter’s dreamt up after a hard all-nighter at Hogwarts, but in fact it’s the least   Read more ...

School staff want local children and parents to show them some love! by Tom Martin (October 2020)

TEACHERS from a school in Skelmersdale have come up with a unique way to bring the community together after asking locals to add a ‘love padlock’ to   Read more ...

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

This week I would like to introduce you all to a campaign being run through October in conjunction with Action Fraud. Its called #LoveNotLies, and    Read more ...

Tesla boss Elon Musk isn’t behind cartoonish plot to take over world by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SEAN Connery needn’t go sneaking around any hollowed-out volcanoes. The boss of Tesla isn’t behind some cartoonish plot to take over the world – but   Read more ...

Sorting things out after screwing them up is the really important bit! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

YOU’RE welcome, if you happen to be the owner of a 1998 Rover 200 to which miraculous things have just happened. You’ve just been given a year’s   Read more ...

Former soldier with PTSD ran 375 miles on a treadmill to raise funds for mental health charity by Henry James (October 2020)

A FORMER soldier from Skelmersdale who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has raised just under £6,000 for a mental health charity after   Read more ...

MP welcomes provision of Knife Surrender Bins in Skelmersdale by Henry James (October 2020)

MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed the provision of Knife Surrender Bins in Skelmersdale following a Champion article.Last week the Champion reported that   Read more ...

School receives two prestigious awards by Henry James (October 2020)

STAFF and governors at a school in Skelmersdale, have been celebrating receiving two prestigious awards at the start of this academic year.Our Lady   Read more ...

Football club call for ‘level playing field’ after playing match behind closed doors by Henry James (October 2020)

SKELMERSDALE United Football Club are calling for a “level playing field” after they were made to play their match behind closed doors on Saturday,   Read more ...

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

A wet and windy week and, as we continue to be locked away, it looks like the scammers will be hoping for a “field day”. At home we have had a number   Read more ...

TSB branch closures are slammed by MP by Henry James (October 2020)

TSB branches in Ormskirk and Skelmersdale are to close as part of the bank’s nationwide closure programme.TSB has said that the move has been “driven   Read more ...

New head for school by Henry James (October 2020)

ANN Naylor has been appointed the new headteacher of St Francis of Assisi Primary School having taught in Skelmersdale for the past 27 years.Ann   Read more ...

Boris has got himself a bargain! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

CONSIDERING that VW has reportedly pumped 60 billion Euros into its new ID range of electric models, Boris has got himself a bit of a bargain this   Read more ...

Pupils aged 11 and over urged to wear face coverings on school buses by Henry James (October 2020)

PUPILS aged 11 and over in the borough are being urged to wear face coverings on school buses to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and keep   Read more ...

Council owned company to build its first new homes by Henry James (October 2020)

FAMILIES in West Lancashire will be able to move into new homes which will be the first new properties built by Tawd Valley Developments, a company   Read more ...

Company gets animated to provide emotional wellbeing for children by Henry James (October 2020)

A COMPANY in Skelmersdale, run by a team of teachers and other educators, is providing a free fun, short set of emotional wellbeing animations for   Read more ...

Police visit Asda store on reports of shoppers not wearing masks by Henry James (October 2020)

POLICE have visited the Asda store in Skelmersdale after residents complained that some shoppers were not wearing face masks in the shop.The visit   Read more ...

Life jail term for man who murdered his friend by Henry James (October 2020)

A MAN has been jailed for life for the murder of his friend.Janis Mikitovs was celebrating his 36th birthday on March 28 and had invited his friend   Read more ...

Tesla boss Elon Musk isn’t behind cartoonish plot to take over world by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

SEAN Connery needn’t go sneaking around any hollowed-out volcanoes. The boss of Tesla isn’t behind some cartoonish plot to take over the world – but   Read more ...

Work set to restart soon on regeneration project by Henry James (September 2020)

‘SIGNIFICANT’ progress has been made on the Skelmersdale town centre regeneration scheme and work will begin on site again soon, the borough council   Read more ...

71 knives recovered from ‘surrender bins’ around Skelmersdale by Henry James (September 2020)

POLICE in Skelmersdale have released pictures of the 71 knives which have been left in the designated knife bins within the town.A spokesman for   Read more ...

Labour deputy leader calling for clarity among Conservative's Covid Regulations by Henry James (September 2020)

LABOUR deputy leader at Lancashire County Council, Councillor John Fillis, is calling for, “clarity among the chaos and confusion created by   Read more ...

West Lancs Ark to share in £25,000 grant by PCC’s Community Action Fund by Henry James (September 2020)

WEST Lancs Ark CIC is one of 10 local groups and organisations to be awarded more than £25,000 through Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive   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 ...

Man who stabbed his friend to death convicted of murder by Henry James (September 2020)

A MAN has been convicted of murdering his friend by stabbing him as the pair celebrated a birthday at a Skelmersdale home.Janis Mikitovs was   Read more ...

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