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Back of the net for Olly as he wins a football scholarship in the USA

Back of the net for Olly as he wins a football scholarship in the USA by Henry James (August 2022)

A TEENAGER from Skelmersdale has gained a college football scholarship in the USA.Olly Byrne is to start this month at the highly-regarded Neosho   Read more ...

Blaze fears after yobs set fire to fields near houses

Blaze fears after yobs set fire to fields near houses by Henry James (August 2022)

RESIDENTS in Up Holland fear their houses could be set ablaze after yobs set fire to dry land at the back of their homes. Photographs show a circle   Read more ...

Mayor impressed after visit to learning disability charity

Mayor impressed after visit to learning disability charity by Henry James (August 2022)

WEST Lancs Mayor Marilyn Westley was left impressed after a visit to learning disability charity Midstream to see what the organisation offers to   Read more ...

Dad’s attempt at an unusual world record inspired by his son who has cystic fibrosis

Dad’s attempt at an unusual world record inspired by his son who has cystic fibrosis by Henry James (August 2022)

INSPIRED by his son Arthur, seven, who has cystic fibrosis, Skelmersdale resident Ryan Abbott is hoping to create a new world record with a 140.6   Read more ...

Sustainability award for cycleway scheme at Tawd Valley Park

Sustainability award for cycleway scheme at Tawd Valley Park by Henry James (August 2022)

A GROUND-breaking cycleway linking the shopping centre at Skelmersdale to residential areas and West Lancs College has won a regional award.Tawd   Read more ...

New Nicky Alt show is a ‘Merseyside show for Merseyside people’

New Nicky Alt show is a ‘Merseyside show for Merseyside people’ by Peter Rimmer (August 2022)

YNWA - Let’s Talk About Six ...BabyRoyal Court LiverpoolReview by Peter Rimmer THERE is another play about Merseyside life being presented at the   Read more ...

War veteran and amputee takes on Kilimanjaro for charity

War veteran and amputee takes on Kilimanjaro for charity by Henry James (August 2022)

A MEMBER of the Bannatyne Health Club in Skelmersdale is set to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, raising money for the Standing Tall Foundation.Andy Reid   Read more ...

Police want to speak to this man over store theft

Police want to speak to this man over store theft by Henry James (August 2022)

POLICE in Skelmersdale are looking to identify the person in this picture in relation to a theft at B&M Bargains, Skelmersdale on Wednesday, July   Read more ...

TAWD VALLEY CENTRE PLAY PARK CLOSED OVER SAFETY FEARS

TAWD VALLEY CENTRE PLAY PARK CLOSED OVER SAFETY FEARS by Henry James (August 2022)

JUST two months after being heralded at the opening of the Tawd Valley Centre, the new play park at the location has been closed due to safety   Read more ...

Police seize illegal ciggies

Police seize illegal ciggies by Henry James (August 2022)

HUNDREDS of illegal cigarettes have been seized from two shops in Ormskirk and Skelmersdale following a police raid.Neighbourhood officers teamed up   Read more ...

Youngsters can ‘swim and gym’ for only £1!

Youngsters can ‘swim and gym’ for only £1! by Henry James (August 2022)

THE borough council is set to launch its new £1 swim and gym session offer at Skelmersdale's Nye Bevan Pool in September.Starting on Sunday,   Read more ...

School pupil plans to run 125 miles for children’s charity

School pupil plans to run 125 miles for children’s charity by Henry James (August 2022)

A YOUNGSTER from Skelmersdale is in the middle of a 125 mile running challenge for charity!Joel Morley, 12, started on August 1 and plans to run four   Read more ...

Tory leadership candidates’ backing for fracking is big concern for county says councillor

Tory leadership candidates’ backing for fracking is big concern for county says councillor by Henry James (August 2022)

SKELMERSDALE County Councillor Julie Gibson, the Labour group shadow cabinet member for economic development has raised concerns the two candidates   Read more ...

Residents stranded by bus strike

Residents stranded by bus strike by Henry James (August 2022)

SKELMERSDALE residents continue to be left with few transport options as the Arriva North West bus strike continues.Since July, Arriva North West has   Read more ...

Fears eased over threat to town’s city bus link

Fears eased over threat to town’s city bus link by Henry James (August 2022)

A decision by Liverpool City Region transport chiefs and Arriva not to reduce the 310 bus service between Skelmersdale and Liverpool to one every   Read more ...

Jobseekers helped to return to the workplace after pandemic struggles

Jobseekers helped to return to the workplace after pandemic struggles by Danielle Thompson (August 2022)

JOBSEEKERS in Skelmersdale are being helped to return to the workplace through a service designed to help the country recover from the coronavirus   Read more ...

Have you written any poetry about Skelmersdale?

Have you written any poetry about Skelmersdale? by Danielle Thompson (August 2022)

HAVE you written any poetry abot Skelmersdale’s rich history?The Skelmersdale Writers’ Group has been established in the town for 15 years and in   Read more ...

Talented golfer reaches finals of world competition

Talented golfer reaches finals of world competition by Danielle Thompson (August 2022)

A SKILLED nine year old is celebrating after coming second in a major golfing contest for talented young players from all around the world.Leo   Read more ...

Bereaved mum launches baby loss charity Lenny’s Love in her son’s name

Bereaved mum launches baby loss charity Lenny’s Love in her son’s name by Danielle Thompson (July 2022)

A MUM from Skelmersdale who lost her son before he was born has started a fundraising campaign to create a baby loss charity, in his memory.Millie   Read more ...

Skem Councillor calls for General Election to end ‘chaos and confusion’

Skem Councillor calls for General Election to end ‘chaos and confusion’ by Malcolm Hindle (July 2022)

SKELMERSDALE West County Cllr, Julie Gibson, has called on the Conservative Government to end the “chaos and confusion” in their ranks and is calling   Read more ...

Skem United forced to leave home ground after pitch fails ‘bounce test’

Skem United forced to leave home ground after pitch fails ‘bounce test’ by Tom Martin (July 2022)

SKELMERSDALE United will have to play their ‘home’ matches at Burscough FC’s stadium after the pitch at its JMO Sports Park failed a ‘FIFA Bounce   Read more ...

Pupils enjoy their own Commonwealth Games!

Pupils enjoy their own Commonwealth Games! by Danielle Thompson (July 2022)

YOUNGSTERS at a primary school enjoyed community sessions and sporty fun as they celebrated the upcoming Commonwealth Games last week.Schoolchildren   Read more ...

Police granted new powers to prevent Pimbo ‘car meets’

Police granted new powers to prevent Pimbo ‘car meets’ by Henry James (July 2022)

POLICE have been given extra powers in a bid to clamp down on the ‘car meets’ which have been taking place in near Skelmersdale.There has recently   Read more ...

The Book of Mormon is an ‘unconventional and fast-moving musical’

The Book of Mormon is an ‘unconventional and fast-moving musical’ by Henry James (July 2022)

THE musical comedy The Book of Mormon has opened at The Liverpool Empire and can be seen until Saturday, August 13.It is a satirical look at the   Read more ...

Two Police officers attend National Bravery Awards after rescuing man from burning building in Skelmersdale

Two Police officers attend National Bravery Awards after rescuing man from burning building in Skelmersdale by Henry James (July 2022)

TWO Lancashire Police officers attended The National Police Bravery Awards in London, having rescued a man from a burning building in Skelmersdale.PC   Read more ...

Popular primary school worker thanked for 22 years of devoted service

Popular primary school worker thanked for 22 years of devoted service by Henry James (July 2022)

THE site supervisor at Moorside Community Primary Academy in Skelmersdale has retired after 22 years service.Gillian Murray’s long-service at the   Read more ...

Free ‘fix’ for residents suffering TV interference due to improvements being made to mobile networks

Free ‘fix’ for residents suffering TV interference due to improvements being made to mobile networks by Henry James (July 2022)

IMPROVEMENTS being carried out to mobile networks in Skelmersdale, which will include boosting speed, performance and coverage, could cause   Read more ...

Skem Councillor calls for General Election to end ‘chaos and confusion’

Skem Councillor calls for General Election to end ‘chaos and confusion’ by Henry James (July 2022)

SKELMERSDALE West County Cllr, Julie Gibson, has called on the Conservative Government to end the “chaos and confusion” in their ranks and is calling   Read more ...

Body found in woodland

Body found in woodland by Henry James (July 2022)

A BODY of a man was found in a woodland area in Skelmersdale.Emergency services were called to the area close to Thornbury on Monday, July 18.The   Read more ...

Green Fayre set to return this weekend

Green Fayre set to return this weekend by Henry James (July 2022)

THE Green Fayre will return this weekend with thousands of people expected to flock to the two-day event. Taking place on July 23 and 24, the Green   Read more ...

...but Jobcentre closure due to ‘severe weather’ slammed by councillor

...but Jobcentre closure due to ‘severe weather’ slammed by councillor by Henry James (July 2022)

SKELMERSDALE North Councillor Neil Furey hit out at the closure of Skelmersdale Jobcentre on Monday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 19 due to the   Read more ...

Youngsters enlist MP to plant trees

Youngsters enlist MP to plant trees by Henry James (July 2022)

ROBY Mill Church of England Primary School has had a visit from West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper who helped to plant trees with the children as part   Read more ...

Dad and his daughter to kayak across the country to raise awareness of ME

Dad and his daughter to kayak across the country to raise awareness of ME by Henry James (July 2022)

A FATHER and daughter from Up Holland are nearing the end of an epic kayaking adventure, paddling 162 miles across the country.Terry Smith and   Read more ...

New 24 hour mental health support set-up

New 24 hour mental health support set-up by Henry James (July 2022)

RESIDENTS from Skelmersdale who need to access mental health help and support are now able to via one number, 24 hours a day.Lancashire & South   Read more ...

Calls for quarry to be filled in after tragic death of teenager

Calls for quarry to be filled in after tragic death of teenager by Malcolm Hindle (July 2022)

CALLS are being made for an abandoned quarry in West Lancashire to be filled in following the tragic death of a teenage boy at the weekend. Jamie   Read more ...

Pupils earn medal haul at sports event

Pupils earn medal haul at sports event by Henry James (July 2022)

CHILDREN from Brookfield Park Primary School in Skelmersdale have earned a medal haul at a sports event in Wigan. A team of youngsters competed at   Read more ...

Adventurous duo complete ‘Escape from Skem’ dare!

Adventurous duo complete ‘Escape from Skem’ dare! by Henry James (July 2022)

THE manager of Skem Men-Aces disabled football club and his friend have successfully completed their fundraiser to travel from Skelmersdale to Land’s   Read more ...

Zoe wins Secondary Teacher of Year award

Zoe wins Secondary Teacher of Year award by Henry James (July 2022)

OUR Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Engineering College teacher Zoe Fox has won Secondary Teacher of the Year at the inaugural ‘Association for   Read more ...

Pupils visit Parliament... on same day Boris resigns!

Pupils visit Parliament... on same day Boris resigns! by Henry James (July 2022)

A TRIP to Parliament would be memorable for any child, but it was particulaly unforgettable for youngsters from St Thomas the Martyr CE Primary   Read more ...

RAILWAY STATION U-TURN BLASTED AS ’BETRAYAL OF TOWN’

RAILWAY STATION U-TURN BLASTED AS ’BETRAYAL OF TOWN’ by Henry James (July 2022)

PLANS to build a railway station in Skelmersdale have been rejected by the government in what MP Rosie Cooper called as a ‘betrayal’ of the town.The   Read more ...

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