Skelmersdale Latest News

Building firm donates 20 laptops to primary school by Henry James (June 2021)

PUPILS at a Skelmersdale school are online after a donation of 20 laptops by Laurus Homes, the development arm of Trafford Housing Trust (THT).The   Read more ...

...‘Southport Classic and Speed’ event will show range of veteran, vintage, classic and modern cars by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

SOUTHPORT’S record-breaking motor sporting heritage will be celebrated with a free event on the town’s Victoria Park on Sunday, October 10.The   Read more ...

...‘Southport Classic and Speed’ event will show range of veteran, vintage, classic and modern cars by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

SOUTHPORT’S record-breaking motor sporting heritage will be celebrated with a free event on the town’s Victoria Park on Sunday, October 10.The   Read more ...

Youngsters put best foot forward for outdoor fundraiser by Henry James (June 2021)

PUPILS at Little Digmoor Primary School in Skelmersdale have been fundraising in order to raise money for the children to go away to an outdoor   Read more ...

What’s your fastest speed? by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

WHAT’S the fastest you’ve ever driven? 90mph? 100mph? Maybe a little more?  My own highest speed is 136mph, served up in the safe surroundings of a   Read more ...

Two women from Skelmersdale benefitting from a unique type of social care by Henry James (June 2021)

A UNIQUE type of social care which has helped change the lives of people, including two women from Skelmersdale, is being highlighted this week.Adele   Read more ...

Skem band release England footy song to ‘put smiles on people’s faces’ ...and raise money for local causes by Henry James (June 2021)

VOLUNTEERS at the Evermoor Foodbank in Skelmersdale have started a band and recorded an England football song to raise money for charity and to   Read more ...

Memorial garden to be created in country park for all those who have been affected by Covid-19 by Henry James (June 2021)

A COMMEMMORATIVE garden is to be created within Beacon Country Park for all residents and their families who have been affected by Covid-19.The   Read more ...

Aerospace engineer is flying high after being crowned Miss Lancashire! by Henry James (June 2021)

AN engineering student from Skelmersdale has been crowned Miss Lancashire.Jess Gagen will now be representing the county at the Miss England contest   Read more ...

Author releases first novel - and reveals ideas for more books! by Henry James (June 2021)

AFTER gaining experience making short films, writing screenplays and editing music videos, a Skelmersdale man has now written a novel.Liam Quane’s   Read more ...

DISPERSAL ORDER ISSUED TO YOUTHS AT DANGER QUARRY by Henry James (June 2021)

A POLICE car was damaged after dispersal orders were issued over the weekend when crowds of youths gathered illegally at a dangerous quarry in West   Read more ...

Check out the latest Scam Alert! by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

Welcome to another scams update. Last week I mentioned persistent phone calls telling me that my internet connection was about to be terminated. The   Read more ...

Pupils double their iPad power after developer’s donation by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

YOUNGSTERS at St James's Catholic Primary School in Ashurst, Skelmersdale have had their number of iPads almost doubled courtesy of Tawd Valley   Read more ...

Fossil fools, look away from the all electric Mustangs! by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

FOSSIL fools look away. Ford’s now making more all-electric Mustangs than it is internal combustion ones.  I use the term because that’s the one a   Read more ...

Box from Royal Mint brought back money memories at care home by Tom Martin (June 2021)

MEMORIES of decimalisation were sparked at a Skelmersdale care home after residents were loaned a reminiscence box from The Royal Mint Museum.The   Read more ...

Friendships rekindled by Henry James (June 2021)

SKELMERSDALE Royal Navy Association's first social gathering since the pandemic was held  on Saturday, May 22.The event at TS Rodney Sea Cadet Unit   Read more ...

Pupils help choose shortlisted titles for book award by Henry James (May 2021)

PUPILS from Lathom High School in Skelmersdale and Up Holland High School have been involved in choosing the shortlisted titles for the Lancashire   Read more ...

Face masks littering estate pavements prompts clean-up by Henry James (May 2021)

FACE masks being discarded on pavements in Skelmersdale have prompted the council to launch an anti-littering campaign to deal with the   Read more ...

Police appeal over sickening assault by Henry James (May 2021)

POLICE are continuing to appeal for information on an “appalling attack“ on a man in Skelmersdale which left him with shocking injuries.The 37-year   Read more ...

How neat! Absolutely anyone can now hop behind the wheel! by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

EVER wondered what it’d be like to drive an Austin Seven?  That’s the question I was pondering the other day when I was presented with a line-up of   Read more ...

How neat! Absolutely anyone can now hop behind the wheel! by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

EVER wondered what it’d be like to drive an Austin Seven?  That’s the question I was pondering the other day when I was presented with a line-up of   Read more ...

Boxing club back open - and honours founder who died 40 years ago by Henry James (May 2021)

BIRCH Green Amateur Boxing Club has reopened again after the coronavirus restrictions have been lifted and members this year are remembering their   Read more ...

Best foot forwards! Brothers raise funds for families with hike by Henry James (May 2021)

SAMUEL and Joseph Hurst aged five and seven from Up Holland raised £50 for vulnerable families overseas by walking six miles together.During the   Read more ...

Shoe firm Hotter to be floated on Stock Exchange this year by Henry James (May 2021)

FOOTWEAR company Hotter Shoes, based in Skelmersdale, is to be floated on the stock exchange later this year.Hotter Shoes chief executive Ian Watson   Read more ...

Property used for ‘cuckooing’ by drug gangs raided by Henry James (May 2021)

A HOUSE in Skelmersdale was raided by police following intelligence from the community that its owner was vulnerable and his home was being used by   Read more ...

Children delighted to receive letter from Sir David Attenborough! by Tom Martin (May 2021)

YOUNGSTERS from a primary school in Skelmersdale who decided to send a birthday card to their hero Sir David Attenborough were delighted when he   Read more ...

Nurse of Year award for Paige by Tom Martin (May 2021)

AN NHS worker from Skelmersdale has been voted Nurse of the Year for the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.Paige Deegan, 24, has   Read more ...

Online food delivery service Deliveroo expands into town by Tom Martin (May 2021)

A POPULAR  online food delivery company will expand into Skelmersdale and is looking to recruit up to 50 new riders for the town.Deliveroo, which   Read more ...

It appears meatballs are stopping me from saving the planet! by Ollie Cowan (May 2021)

MEATBALLS are preventing me from saving the planet. I’ve come to this rather worrying conclusion after trawling the classified ads to see how little   Read more ...

It appears meatballs are stopping me from saving the planet! by Ollie Cowan (May 2021)

MEATBALLS are preventing me from saving the planet. I’ve come to this rather worrying conclusion after trawling the classified ads to see how little   Read more ...

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the Batwoman barber! by Henry James (May 2021)

BARBER Gemma Mitchley has been a fan of superhero films for many years, so when she decided to start her own business in Skelmersdale she knew what   Read more ...

It appears meatballs are stopping me from saving the planet! by Tom Martin (May 2021)

MEATBALLS are preventing me from saving the planet. I’ve come to this rather worrying conclusion after trawling the classified ads to see how little   Read more ...

Up Holland Post Office opened by MP Rosie Cooper by Henry James (May 2021)

THE much-needed Post Office within Up Holland’s Church of St Thomas the Martyr has been opened by West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper.The village has   Read more ...

Double hit! Brothers are both recruited to Skem firm’s development team by Henry James (May 2021)

SKELMERSDALE company CoreRFID has recruited brothers Matt and Tim Clancy to its software development team.The brothers from Leigh, Greater   Read more ...

Police seize 120 cannabis plants from address in Skelmersdale by Henry James (May 2021)

SKELMERSDALE Police Neighbourhood Task Force and Neighbourhood Policing Team have seized 120 cannabis plants which were being “cultivated in a   Read more ...

Men-Aces manager to take on 12-mile Tough Mudder course despite using wheelchair! by Henry James (May 2021)

THE manager of Skelmersdale Men-Aces disability football club is putting himself through a Tough Mudder challenge later this year to raise money for   Read more ...

Software firm secures new client win by Henry James (April 2021)

A SKELMERSDALE asset management software firm is maintaining its “leading” position in Ireland as the supplier of automated safety inspections   Read more ...

New CCTV appeal after 7.30am attack left man with ‘terrible injuries’ by Henry James (April 2021)

DETECTIVES have released CCTV images as part of an investigation into the assault of a man which left him with multiple fractures to his face while   Read more ...

Teen saves life of homeless man by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A teenager from Skelmersdale saved the life of a homeless man who had collapsed in the street.Bradley Jacobsen, 16, was the only person to stop and   Read more ...

Town’s first cinema in 39 years is set to open next month by Tom Martin (April 2021)

A DATE has been set for the grand opening of Skelmersdale’s first cinema in 39 years.Ultra Star Cinema is planning to open at the Concourse Shopping   Read more ...

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