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West Lancashire police officers highlight start of national campaign to tackle knife crime

West Lancashire police officers highlight start of national campaign to tackle knife crime by Henry James (May 2022)

OFFICERS from the police in West Lancashire are joining other police forces in the national Operation Sceptre week of intensive action to tackle   Read more ...

Skelmersdale Police want to speak to Michael Houldsworth in connection with theft investigation

Skelmersdale Police want to speak to Michael Houldsworth in connection with theft investigation by Henry James (May 2022)

SKELMERSDALE Police want to trace Michael Houldsworth and speak to him about an investigation into some serious threats and theft.He is 32, with   Read more ...

Presentation event held for supported interns

Presentation event held for supported interns by Henry James (May 2022)

SUPPORTED Internship students at West Lancashire College celebrated last night at a presentation event, where they were joined by local employers   Read more ...

Boxing club fights back from twin blows of fire and pandemic

Boxing club fights back from twin blows of fire and pandemic by Henry James (May 2022)

BIRCH Green Amateur Boxing Club has overcome the blows of a major fire at its premises and the effects of the pandemic and it is set to hold an   Read more ...

Macca and Beth was ‘another good night at the Royal’

Macca and Beth was ‘another good night at the Royal’ by Pete Rimmer (May 2022)

Macca and BethRoyal Court, Liverpool WITH the odd reference to Macbeth (the play no one should mention) Macca and Beth gets off to spooky start.Macca   Read more ...

FURY AS DEVELOPERS DEMOLISH HISTORIC SKELMERSDALE HALL

FURY AS DEVELOPERS DEMOLISH HISTORIC SKELMERSDALE HALL by Henry James (May 2022)

DEVELOPERS of the Old Toby Inn in Skelmersdale, which was hit by a suspected arson earlier this year, now face legal action after they ‘unlawfully’   Read more ...

Community interest company to open new store at Concourse Centre in Skelmersdale

Community interest company to open new store at Concourse Centre in Skelmersdale by Henry James (May 2022)

A NOT-FOR-PROFIT group that provides a range of services to the autistic community is opening a store at The Concourse Centre, Skelmersdale, to raise   Read more ...

Jobs that change lives event hosted at West Lancashire College

Jobs that change lives event hosted at West Lancashire College by Henry James (May 2022)

WEST Lancashire College partnered with colleagues from Skelmersdale & Ormskirk Job Centres and local employers to host a ‘Jobs that change lives’   Read more ...

Students to perform Macbeth at Hope Theatre

Students to perform Macbeth at Hope Theatre by Henry James (May 2022)

WEST Lancashire College Performance Academy students will be presenting Shakespeare’s 1606 tragedy, Macbeth, which will be performed at the grand   Read more ...

Radio control car drift track opens at shopping centre

Radio control car drift track opens at shopping centre by Henry James (May 2022)

A RADIO control car drift track has opened at the Concourse Centre in Skelmersdale.Slideways RC Drift will occupy a 6,298 square foot unit in the   Read more ...

Event to help investors pay less money on their tax bills

Event to help investors pay less money on their tax bills by Henry James (May 2022)

INVESTORS are being invited to an event in Skelmersdale with expert advice on how to reduce their tax bills.It’s being organised by Acumen, a   Read more ...

Eighth person charged with conspiracy to commit murder of man found dead in Skelmersdale

Eighth person charged with conspiracy to commit murder of man found dead in Skelmersdale by Henry James (April 2022)

An EIGHTH man has been charged with conspiracy to commit the murder of Christopher Hughes, who was found dead in Skelmersdale earlier this year.The   Read more ...

Care Quality Commission rates Skelmersdale eye patient service as outstanding

Care Quality Commission rates Skelmersdale eye patient service as outstanding by Henry James (April 2022)

THE Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated a Skelmersdale eye patient service outstanding following an inspection carried out in February.CQC   Read more ...

College roadshow says ‘it’s never too late’ for university

College roadshow says ‘it’s never too late’ for university by Henry James (April 2022)

A CAREERS advice programme will visit West Lancs College this summer to encourage more adults to think about starting university as a mature   Read more ...

War hero urges gym members to take on challenge for charity

War hero urges gym members to take on challenge for charity by Henry James (April 2022)

MEMBERS of Bannatyne's Health Club in Skelmersdale are being encouraged to take part in a fundraiser in aid of a charity set up by fellow member and   Read more ...

Second birthday for toddler with a ‘broken heart’

Second birthday for toddler with a ‘broken heart’ by Henry James (April 2022)

A SKELMERSDALE couple who were told during pregnancy that their daughter had ‘almost no chance of survival’ because of a heart defect are looking   Read more ...

Olivia helps England to boxing bronze in Euro Under 22 Championships

Olivia helps England to boxing bronze in Euro Under 22 Championships by Henry James (April 2022)

A TEENAGER from Up Holland is making a name for herself in the boxing world.Olivia Holmes, 19, who boxes for Rotunda ABC in Liverpool, has picked up   Read more ...

Anything Goes is ‘well-worth catching’ before touring production returns to London

Anything Goes is ‘well-worth catching’ before touring production returns to London by Henry James (April 2022)

THE musical Anything Goes is currently at the Liverpool Empire after a sold-out run in the West End.The score by Cole Porter has some toe-tapping   Read more ...

Author to visit library in bid to inspire youngsters

Author to visit library in bid to inspire youngsters by Henry James (April 2022)

CHILDREN’S author Susan Brownrigg will be visiting Skelmersdale Library on Saturday, May 28 between 11am and noon for a fun drop-in centre looking at   Read more ...

Full cast announced for new touring stage production of Helen Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey

Full cast announced for new touring stage production of Helen Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey by Henry James (April 2022)

THE full cast for the first major UK national tour of Helen Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey has been announced.Twopence To Cross The Mersey   Read more ...

Councillors surgeries in Concourse resume

Councillors surgeries in Concourse resume by Henry James (April 2022)

WEST Lancashire County Councillors, Terry Aldridge, John Fillis and Julie Gibson have announced their Saturday morning surgeries are taking place in   Read more ...

Six is an ‘entertaining and modern look at the lives of Henry VIII’s wives’

Six is an ‘entertaining and modern look at the lives of Henry VIII’s wives’ by Henry James (April 2022)

SIX, which can be seen at the Liverpool Empire this week, is not only a musical - it is a history lesson looking at Henry VIII’s wives.Each of them   Read more ...

Check out the latest Life on Cars column!

Check out the latest Life on Cars column! by Danielle Thompson (April 2022)

TESLA’S boffins have clearly been busy. Having not got distracted by their founder snapping up some of Twitter and then declining a seat on its board   Read more ...

Navy veteran helping one of ‘Little Ships’ sail in tribute to the Dunkirk evacuation

Navy veteran helping one of ‘Little Ships’ sail in tribute to the Dunkirk evacuation by Henry James (April 2022)

A ROYAL  Navy veteran from Skelmersdale is involved in a plan to sail one of the legendary ‘Little Ships’ from her home port of Somerleyton to   Read more ...

Care flats plan for Toby Tavern site withdrawn weeks after huge blaze

Care flats plan for Toby Tavern site withdrawn weeks after huge blaze by Henry James (April 2022)

PLANS  to build 60 apartments for extra-care living accommodation at the location of the former Toby Tavern Bar and Grill on Ashurst Road have been   Read more ...

Proposals unveiled to build 20 homes on greenfield land

Proposals unveiled to build 20 homes on greenfield land by Henry James (April 2022)

PLANS have been submitted to build 20 homes in Up Holland at vacant greenfield land.Premier Builders Ltd from Stockport are the applicant for the   Read more ...

Joel thrilled to land panto role in first professional audition

Joel thrilled to land panto role in first professional audition by Henry James (April 2022)

A BOY from Skelmersdale has landed his first professional acting role.Joel Morley, 12, is playing Wendy’s brother John Darling in Peter Pan at St   Read more ...

Can you help make banner for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

Can you help make banner for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? by Henry James (April 2022)

THE Sewing Rooms Social Enterprise based in Skelmersdale has secured funding to make a ‘Sew Fabulous Jubilee Banner’ to celebrate and reflect the 70   Read more ...

Canoe challenge raises £1,000 for Age UK Lancashire

Canoe challenge raises £1,000 for Age UK Lancashire by Henry James (April 2022)

A MAN from Skelmersdale and his colleague embarked on a gruelling 25-mile canoe challenge to raise funds for the Age UK Lancashire charity. Daniel   Read more ...

Seventh man charged with conspiracy to commit murder of Christopher Hughes

Seventh man charged with conspiracy to commit murder of Christopher Hughes by Henry James (April 2022)

A SEVENTH man has been charged with conspiracy to commit the murder of Christopher Hughes who was found dead in Skelmersdale.Adrius Uzkuraitis, 26,   Read more ...

Primary school launches ‘long-term partnership’ with Alder Hey’s charity

Primary school launches ‘long-term partnership’ with Alder Hey’s charity by Henry James (April 2022)

BROOKFIELD Park Primary School in Skelmersdale is going into a ‘long-term partnership’ with Alder Hey Children’s Charity.It held a special launch   Read more ...

Man suspected of drug dealing set to appear before Crown Court

Man suspected of drug dealing set to appear before Crown Court by Henry James (April 2022)

A MAN from Skelmersdale has been charged with possession with intent to supply class ‘A’ drugs, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police,   Read more ...

Mamma Mia! is a musical ‘which is standing test of time’

Mamma Mia! is a musical ‘which is standing test of time’ by Henry James (April 2022)

A MUSICAL which uses the back catalogue of ABBA was always going to be hit and Mamma Mia! certainly has been.It has now been seen by more than 65   Read more ...

Parents urged to use new school uniform recycling scheme

Parents urged to use new school uniform recycling scheme by Henry James (April 2022)

STUDENTS on Midstream’s Pathways to Adulthood programme in Skelmersdale are urging parents from Brookfield Park Primary School to ‘choose to re-use’   Read more ...

New Rail Minister invited by MP to visit Skelmersdale

New Rail Minister invited by MP to visit Skelmersdale by Henry James (April 2022)

AN invitation has been sent by West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper to new Rail Minister Wendy Morton MP to visit Skelmersdale ahead of the Department for   Read more ...

Police officers presented with bravery award for saving man from flat fire

Police officers presented with bravery award for saving man from flat fire by Henry James (April 2022)

TWO police officers have won an outstanding bravery award for saving a man from a flat fire in Skelmersdale last year.PC Simon Wheeler and PC Paul   Read more ...

The Royal was ‘a madcap adventure’

The Royal was ‘a madcap adventure’ by Pete Rimmer (March 2022)

The Royal written by Lindzi Germain and Angela SimmsRoyal Court LiverpoolWHAT could be so funny about a play telling the story of the closure of a   Read more ...

Councillor lashes out at Rishi’s Spring Statement

Councillor lashes out at Rishi’s Spring Statement by Henry James (March 2022)

SKELMERSDALE County Cllr Julie Gibson has hit out at Rishi Sunak’s recent Spring Budget announcement for doing little to support local people -   Read more ...

Mum calls for an end to ‘inaccurate’ BMI weight checks on young children

Mum calls for an end to ‘inaccurate’ BMI weight checks on young children by Henry James (March 2022)

A MUM from Skelmersdale is calling for an end to “inaccurate” BMI weight checks on primary school children after being told her “perfectly healthy”   Read more ...

FA Amateur Cup legends get back together to play charity match with Hollyoaks stars

FA Amateur Cup legends get back together to play charity match with Hollyoaks stars by Henry James (March 2022)

THE FA Amateur Cup returned to Skelmersdale for the first time in more than 50 years, along with some legends of the team that won the trophy back in   Read more ...

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