Skelmersdale Latest News

Police recover 71 knifes from bins in Skelmersdale by Henry James (September 2020)

POLICE in Skelmersdale have released pictures of the knifes which have been left in the designated knife bins within the town.The bins were recently   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 CIC shares in £25,000 thanks to Police Commissioner's Fund by Henry James (September 2020)

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

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

So, now we are into another semi-lockdown situation and daily we look and wonder at what’s next. Of course, this is the ideal situation for all these   Read more ...

Nobody wondered how Wordsworth kept himself warm after wandering around lonely as a cloud, did they? by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

WILLIAM Wordsworth, were he scrawling socially distanced sonnets in 2020, would almost certainly have wifi and gas central heating wired in at Dove   Read more ...

Shotgun found by police during open land search could be linked to shooting by Tom Martin (September 2020)

A SHOTGUN has been found by police during an ‘open area search’ after a man was shot in Skelmersdale.The Champion reported last week how a man in his   Read more ...

Teenagers arrested after huge blaze at former bank building by Tom Martin (September 2020)

THREE teenagers  have  been arrested after a huge blaze destroyed a former bank building in Skelmersdale.The fire erupted at the old Co-op premises   Read more ...

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

This week, REAL news about the extension of driving licence automatic renewal when licences expire between 1st February and 31st December 2020. The   Read more ...

Sorry, Elon - but the most ‘on trend’ motors of the year are not electric! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

SORRY, Elon. The most on-trend motors of the year are both flyweight two-seaters – and neither of them are electric.  Electric car evangelists might   Read more ...

Spyder is the world’s fastest car! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

PORSCHE now makes the fastest car in the world – and all it took was a 16-year-old schoolgirl who likes hanging out with her mates and eating pizzas   Read more ...

Author signs copies of new children's book by Tom Martin (September 2020)

A SKELMERSDALE writer has held a book signing after she published a children’s bookl set in Blackpool.Susan Brownrigghas penned ‘Gracie Fairshaw and   Read more ...

Police Commissioner visits Skem station to see how major revamp is taking shape by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

LANCASHIRE Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has visited Skelmersdale police station to see how work on a major refurbishment is starting   Read more ...

V70 was the quick police car of my childhood years... by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

ANYONE else remember an era when almost every other police car seemed to be a Volvo V70 in full ‘Battenburg’ livery? Sweden’s go-faster estate –   Read more ...

Appeal after cyclist suffers serious head injuries in fall by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

AN APPEAL has been launched for witnesses after a cyclist came off his bike and suffered life-threatening head injuries in Skelmersdale.The incident   Read more ...

V70 was the quick police car of my childhood years by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

ANYONE else remember an era when almost every other police car seemed to be a Volvo V70 in full ‘Battenburg’ livery? Sweden’s go-faster estate –   Read more ...

You wait ages for a new Rolls-Royce – then two of them glide up at once! by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

TYPICAL, M’Lord. You wait ages for a new Rolls-Royce – and then two gracefully glide up at once! At least that’s how I think the landed gentry   Read more ...

You wait ages for a new Rolls-Royce – then two of them glide up at once! by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

TYPICAL, M’Lord. You wait ages for a new Rolls-Royce – and then two gracefully glide up at once! At least that’s how I think the landed gentry   Read more ...

Former Westbank college eyesore set to be demolished in the coming weeks! by Tom Martin (August 2020)

AFTER years of complaints that the former West Lancashire College buildings are an eyesore, the site could finally be demolished in the coming   Read more ...

Air ambulance lands next to housing estate! by Tom Martin (August 2020)

SKELMERSDALE residents were shocked to find an air ambulance land next to their housing estate!Locals were treated to the rare sight of a North West   Read more ...

Sorry story repeated across the whole UK by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

FEARGAL Sharkey might have had it easier if he’d stopped searching for hearts. A good driver, these days, is relatively easy to find. Especially if   Read more ...

Major boost for Skem rail link scheme by Tom Martin (August 2020)

A LONG awaited rail link in Skelmersdale has been given a major boost after it was revealed work on the scheme could be “accelerated” under a new   Read more ...

I find piped footy cheering weird! by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

EVERY so often when I’m flicking through channels I’ll end up watching a few minutes of lockdown football – and, sorry, footy fans, but I’m still   Read more ...

Calls to reduce ‘five week waiting time’ to get first Universal Credit payment by Tom Martin (August 2020)

A COUNTY councillor from Skelmersdale wants to reduce the “five week waiting time” for applications to Universal Credit to help those losing their   Read more ...

We are asked to lose weight - while we Eat Out to Help Out? by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

ANYONE doing an undergraduate course in irony will no doubt remember this month well. At the same time that we’re all being told to lost 5lb to help   Read more ...

£200k funding to combat theft and burglary in Skem by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

funding worth almost £200,000 has been secured to tackle thefts and burglary in problem hotspots across Skelmersdale. The announcement from the Home   Read more ...

I suspect that Mitsubishi will sit tight until the very last moment by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

IT’S NOT so much goodbye as the last orders bell being rung, at ten-and-a-bit minutes to eleven. I suspect Mitsubishi will be getting a double round   Read more ...

Mitsubishi will sit tight until the last moment by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

IT’S NOT so much goodbye as the last orders bell being rung, at ten-and-a-bit minutes to eleven. I suspect Mitsubishi will be getting a double round   Read more ...

Library booking system in place after Skem facility finally reopens by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A New booking system for Skelmersdale Library is now in place after the facility finally reopened on Monday following lockdown.Skelmersdale is one of   Read more ...

Sniffer dogs used by engineers to find cracks in gas pipes! by Tom Martin (July 2020)

SNIFFER dogs are being used by engineers in Skelmersdale to help find the tiniest of cracks in gas pipes!Former police explosives and drugs dogs   Read more ...

I’ve been going ‘cold turkey’ on car shows by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

I’VE been going cold turkey since February, and have been doing my best to hide the withdrawal symptoms. I’m David Simister, and I’m an addict. To   Read more ...

I’ve been going ‘cold turkey’ on car shows by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

I’VE been going cold turkey since February, and have been doing my best to hide the withdrawal symptoms. I’m David Simister, and I’m an addict. To   Read more ...

New chapter for library with plans to reopen - but only with appointments by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

SKELMERSDALE Library will reopen next week but with reduced hours and locals will need to make appointments.Libraries have been closed since March   Read more ...

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

This week I’d like to start by drawing your attention to the return of “Rip-off Britain” on BBC1, Monday mornings, just in time for tea-break viewing   Read more ...

Ford is missing out on two tricks this week! by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

FORD is missing a trick this week – in fact, I think it’s missing two.Yesterday – in a build-up leaked all over the internet to excitable motoring   Read more ...

Ford missed out on two different tricks in this week alone! by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

FORD is missing a trick this week – in fact, I think it’s missing two.Yesterday – in a build-up that was leaked all over the internet to excitable   Read more ...

Two people stabbed in street attack by Tom Martin (July 2020)

TWO people were stabbed in Skelmersdale during a shocking attack in broad daylight.The incident occurred on Wednesday, July 8 in Thurston when a   Read more ...

MP welcomes jobs boost by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

FOLLOWING their first birthday earlier this month, West Lancs MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed Team Drainage UK’s continued success as they look to   Read more ...

It’s the designers who are stars in this show by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

IT’S a good thing Vauxhall was introduced to electric power before the two-metre rule was brought in. Right now it isn’t so much embracing it as   Read more ...

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