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Residents given free help on improving their CV

Residents given free help on improving their CV by Henry James (September 2021)

SKELMERSDALE residents are to be given free advice on improving their CV to help them benefit from an expanding north west jobs market.As latest   Read more ...

County Councillors welcome visit from Cabinet Member to look at flooded underpasses

County Councillors welcome visit from Cabinet Member to look at flooded underpasses by Henry James (September 2021)

SKELMERSDALE County Councillors, Julie Gibson and John Fillis recently welcomed Cabinet Member for Highways County Cllr Charlie Edwards, to   Read more ...

Dial M for Murder is full of ‘twists and turns and is a very entertaining night out’

Dial M for Murder is full of ‘twists and turns and is a very entertaining night out’ by Pete Rimmer (September 2021)

Dial M for MurderReview by Pete RimmerLiverpool PlayhouseIT was good to get back to the Playhouse and see some live theatre again, and a good sized   Read more ...

Skelmersdale man with 400 blood and platelet donations encourages others to come forward

Skelmersdale man with 400 blood and platelet donations encourages others to come forward by Henry James (September 2021)

A MAN from Skelmersdale, who has recently completed 400 blood and platelet donations, has acted to reassure people that despite the Covid pandemic   Read more ...

College calls out to future apprentices

College calls out to future apprentices by Henry James (September 2021)

WEST Lancashire College work with employers from across the North West to deliver a range of Apprenticeship training, and there has recently been a   Read more ...

Off to University for top grade School of Medicine students

Off to University for top grade School of Medicine students by Henry James (September 2021)

THIS past August, West Lancashire College’s School of Medicine students received “outstanding” A-Level grades, with 100% of students on the programme   Read more ...

Business case for town railway station sent to Government by county council

Business case for town railway station sent to Government by county council by Henry James (September 2021)

PLANS for a new railway line and station in Skelmersdale have taken a step forward with the county council set to submit the Strategic Outline   Read more ...

Concourse cash machines welcomed, but ‘they are no replacement for banks’

Concourse cash machines welcomed, but ‘they are no replacement for banks’ by Henry James (September 2021)

CONCOURSE shopping centre bosses are hoping two new cash machines can be installed within the Skelmersdale complex.West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper   Read more ...

Royal Navy veteran takes part in maiden voyage of refurbished ‘little ship of Dunkirk’

Royal Navy veteran takes part in maiden voyage of refurbished ‘little ship of Dunkirk’ by Tom Martin (September 2021)

A ROYAL Navy veteran was invited on the maiden voyage of a refurbished boat, which was once used by the military in 1940 and played an important role   Read more ...

Nine year old to take on 12 hour walk for charity

Nine year old to take on 12 hour walk for charity by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

A NINE year old from Upholland is set to tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge with a group of friends and family members to raise funds for   Read more ...

Mum ‘overwhelmed’ by support from nursery to her son

Mum ‘overwhelmed’ by support from nursery to her son by Tom Martin (September 2021)

A FAMILY from Skelmersdale say they are ‘overwhelmed’ by the support shown to their three-year-old son, who has complex medical needs, after his   Read more ...

Man dies after car hit stationary HGV lorry

Man dies after car hit stationary HGV lorry by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

A MAN in his 50s died after his car was in collision with a stationary HGV lorry in Skelmersdale.The accident happened at around 10.20am on Thursday,   Read more ...

County Councillor renews calls to Government to stop cut to Universal Credit

County Councillor renews calls to Government to stop cut to Universal Credit by Henry James (August 2021)

SKELMERSDALE County Councillor Julie Gibson, the Labour Group Shadow cabinet member for economic regeneration, has renewed calls for the Government   Read more ...

Hairspray is a fast-moving musical which leaves you entertained

Hairspray is a fast-moving musical which leaves you entertained by Henry James (August 2021)

FROM the moment the Broadway musical, Hairspray, starts the action is fast-moving, and the sets and costumes are bright.The musical features Tracy   Read more ...

Orienteering competitors tackle their way around Skem’s streets

Orienteering competitors tackle their way around Skem’s streets by Henry James (August 2021)

THE sport of Orienteering came to Skelmersdale over the weekend of August 21 and 22 when the British Sprint Championships took place.The residents of   Read more ...

Second team are trophy winners

Second team are trophy winners by Henry James (August 2021)

SKELMERSDALE Cricket Club 2nd XI are the winners of the Southport & District Cricket League Pochin Cup Final.The beat Bedford Park (Southport)   Read more ...

Cannabis farm is found in Fairstead

Cannabis farm is found in Fairstead by Henry James (August 2021)

POLICE officers discovered a cannabis farm with more than 100 plans after executing a misuse of drugs warrant on Fairstead. The operation was   Read more ...

Hit musical Hairspray coming to Empire

Hit musical Hairspray coming to Empire by Henry James (August 2021)

THE musical Hairspray comes to the Liverpool Empire Theatre from August 30 – September 4.Musical theatre star and television presenter Brenda Edwards   Read more ...

Bouncers has been brought 'right up to date and is well worth a visit'

Bouncers has been brought 'right up to date and is well worth a visit' by Peter Rimmer (August 2021)

BouncersRoyal Court, Liverpool.TO bring this play up to date I guess it should be called ‘Door Supervisors’ as that is what they are called these   Read more ...

Show is a 'fresh, new musical with plenty of attitude'

Show is a 'fresh, new musical with plenty of attitude' by Henry James (August 2021)

THE Liverpool Empire reopened again this month after having to close during the pandemic.Heathers The Musical can be seen at the venue this week   Read more ...

Fab five for Skem in Cup encounter

Fab five for Skem in Cup encounter by Simon Driscoll (August 2021)

Irlam 1 Skelmersdale United 5IT was a stunning away win for United in the Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round as they stormed to a 5-1 victory over   Read more ...

Jamie’s regret over friend’s Covid death

Jamie’s regret over friend’s Covid death by Henry James (August 2021)

THE friend of a Skelmersdale man who died from Covid wished he had persuaded him to have the vaccine.Carl Pennington, 41, who hadn’t had a vaccine,   Read more ...

Still time to enter Scarecrow Festival... but no scary ones!

Still time to enter Scarecrow Festival... but no scary ones! by Henry James (August 2021)

RESIDENTS are being invited to enter the Skem Scarecrow Festival.The festival was launched on August 1 and people can enter by adding a picture of   Read more ...

Off-road biker fled after passenger was thrown from vehicle

Off-road biker fled after passenger was thrown from vehicle by Henry James (August 2021)

SKELMERSDALE Police attended a road traffic collision after an off-road bike lost control and a female was thrown off the rear of the vehicle.The   Read more ...

Car felt streets ahead of, and more grown-up than, the Corsa  it replaced

Car felt streets ahead of, and more grown-up than, the Corsa  it replaced by David Simister (August 2021)

SOMEONE in Ford’s sales department is looking a little worried right now. July’s sales figures have come in and the Fiesta’s been squeezed off the   Read more ...

Residents celebrate streets 50th birthday

Residents celebrate streets 50th birthday by Henry James (August 2021)

RESIDENTS in Flordon, Birch Green, have been celebrating the estate’s 50th birthday.At an  event on Saturday, August 7 people were also able to    Read more ...

Care home gets glowing report after surprise inspection by CQC

Care home gets glowing report after surprise inspection by CQC by Henry James (August 2021)

PRAISE has been heaped on a Skelmersdale care home after industry inspectors paid an unannounced visit.Aaron Crest Care Home, on Tanhouse Road, was   Read more ...

Mum of injured youngster joins calls for action to be taken against yob motorcycle riders

Mum of injured youngster joins calls for action to be taken against yob motorcycle riders by Henry James (August 2021)

THE mum of a 10-year-old boy who was left with a laceration across his face after being knocked over by a motorcyclist on a footpath in Skelmersdale,   Read more ...

Men-Aces group return to training after long break

Men-Aces group return to training after long break by Henry James (August 2021)

SKEM Men-Aces Disability Football Club are now back training after a long break.For one of the weeks it was decided to hold an in-house tournament   Read more ...

Skelmersdale set to host two national orienteering races!

Skelmersdale set to host two national orienteering races! by Henry James (August 2021)

ORIENTEERING comes to Skelmersdale, when not one but two British Championships take place this weekend!Orienteering is a sport that combines running   Read more ...

Police dismantle cannabis farm

Police dismantle cannabis farm by Henry James (August 2021)

OFFICERS from the Police Neighbourhood Task Force and Immediate Response unit have dismantled a substantial cannabis farm that was discovered on   Read more ...

Youngsters learn how to be future entrepreneurs!

Youngsters learn how to be future entrepreneurs! by Henry James (August 2021)

CHILDREN from St Richard’s Primary School in Skelmersdale have taken part in an exciting programme to learn about how business works and prepare them   Read more ...

Runner completes 200 mile challenge in only one month for toddler who has diabetes

Runner completes 200 mile challenge in only one month for toddler who has diabetes by Henry James (August 2021)

A SKELMERSDALE runner completed an incredible 200 mile challenge in only one month to raise money for a work colleague’s two-year-old son, who has   Read more ...

Thanks Morgan, for unexpectedly making my day!

Thanks Morgan, for unexpectedly making my day! by Danielle Thompson (August 2021)

THE thought filled me with dread as the press release pinged into my inbox. Morgan is launching an off-roader.  Finally, the chaps in Malvern have   Read more ...

Thanks Morgan, for unexpectedly making my day with an off-roader!

Thanks Morgan, for unexpectedly making my day with an off-roader! by Danielle Thompson (August 2021)

THE thought filled me with dread as the press release pinged into my inbox. Morgan is launching an off-roader.  Finally, the chaps in Malvern have   Read more ...

Govt must protect workers’ rights, councillor urges

Govt must protect workers’ rights, councillor urges by Henry James (August 2021)

SKELMERSDALE West County Cllr Julie Gibson has called on the Government to protect workers’ rights as the country starts to emerge from the pandemic   Read more ...

Junior Football League chairman thanks teams and parents for their support during ‘difficult season’

Junior Football League chairman thanks teams and parents for their support during ‘difficult season’ by Henry James (August 2021)

THE chairman of Skelmersdale Junior Football League, Joe Nelson, has issued a heartfelt message to all players and parents involved in the   Read more ...

Skem-based packaging firm shortlisted for industry award

Skem-based packaging firm shortlisted for industry award by Tom Martin (August 2021)

A LOW carbon alternative to traditional paper ITF labels, developed by secondary packaging specialist TrakRap, based in Skelmersdale, has been   Read more ...

Garden designer appears on TV to help family

Garden designer appears on TV to help family by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A GARDEN designer from Skelmersdale has appeared on television to help a mother-daughter duo completely transform their outdoor space.David Andersen   Read more ...

Abbie makes history at club

Abbie makes history at club by Tom Martin (July 2021)

A YOUNG cricketer has become the first female in the history of Skelmersdale Cricket Club to take a five wicket haul in a match.Abbie Wright (shown,   Read more ...

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