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MP visits store to support Respect for Shopworkers Week

MP visits store to support Respect for Shopworkers Week by Henry James (November 2021)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper visited the Co-op Food store in Westgate, Skelmersdale recently to offer her support to key workers in the   Read more ...

Arrests made after video on social media of teen being assaulted

Arrests made after video on social media of teen being assaulted by Henry James (November 2021)

POLICE in Skelmersdale have made a number of arrests after a distressing video circulated on social media which appears to show a teenage boy being   Read more ...

Integrated Rail Plan ‘made no mention of a new railway station’

Integrated Rail Plan ‘made no mention of a new railway station’ by Henry James (November 2021)

COUNTY councillors have criticised the recently announced Integrated Rail Plan unveiled by the Government – commenting it makes no mention of the   Read more ...

Man has a Rolex watch stolen from him during armed robbery in Skelmersdale

Man has a Rolex watch stolen from him during armed robbery in Skelmersdale by Henry James (November 2021)

A MAN had a Rolex watch stolen from him during an armed robbery in Skelmersdale earlier this month.It happened around 1.45am on Friday, November 12   Read more ...

West Lancashire College students promising a ‘fun filled family’ pantomime

West Lancashire College students promising a ‘fun filled family’ pantomime by Henry James (November 2021)

IT’S that time of year again (oh yes it is) and West Lancashire College Performance Academy students are preparing to present Panto Puzzle at Hope   Read more ...

Veterans make charitable donations following their AGM

Veterans make charitable donations following their AGM by Henry James (November 2021)

SKELMERSDALE Veterans Association Chairman Paul Mosquito and Secretary Tommy Hart have made two charitable donations of £200 each.One went to the   Read more ...

M58 crash victim’s mum welcomes tighter mobile phone laws for drivers

M58 crash victim’s mum welcomes tighter mobile phone laws for drivers by Henry James (November 2021)

THE mother of a teenager who died after he was involved in a collision on the M58, near Skelmersdale, caused by a driver on his mobile phone who   Read more ...

Shop worker’s terror ordeal as robber wields knife before stealing cash

Shop worker’s terror ordeal as robber wields knife before stealing cash by Henry James (November 2021)

A FEMALE shop worker in Skelmersdale was subjected to a terrifying ideal when she was threatened with a knife during a robbery.The incident took   Read more ...

Heritage Society talk brings town’s history to life for pupils

Heritage Society talk brings town’s history to life for pupils by Henry James (November 2021)

MEMBERS of Skelmersdale Heritage Society visited St Edmund’s RC Primary school in Skelmersdale last week to talk to Year 1 & 2 pupils about the   Read more ...

Firm expands with state-of-the-art renewables manufacturing facility

Firm expands with state-of-the-art renewables manufacturing facility by Henry James (November 2021)

CRP Subsea has made a large-scale investment in a new manufacturing facility in Skelmersdale to support their transition from primarily oil and gas   Read more ...

Care worker jailed for stealing more than £200,000 from clients

Care worker jailed for stealing more than £200,000 from clients by Henry James (November 2021)

A CARE worker trusted to manage the finances of dozens of vulnerable clients from care homes across Lancashire, including Skelmersdale, has been   Read more ...

Council-run disability service rated as ‘Good’ by inspectors

Council-run disability service rated as ‘Good’ by inspectors by Henry James (November 2021)

A SKELMERSDALE-based service that supports people with disabilities has been rated as 'good' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).West Lancs   Read more ...

Man has watch stolen after being threatened with ‘gun’ during terrifying street robbery

Man has watch stolen after being threatened with ‘gun’ during terrifying street robbery by Henry James (November 2021)

TWO men approached a man in his 20s in Willow Drive, Skelmersdale and threatened him with a suspected firearm before taking the victim’s watch.Police   Read more ...

SHE DIED SO YOUNG BUT TOUCHED THE HEART OF A COMMUNITY

SHE DIED SO YOUNG BUT TOUCHED THE HEART OF A COMMUNITY by Henry James (November 2021)

AN 11-year-old girl’s death from a rare type of cancer less than a month after first complaining of stomach pains, has touched the town’s   Read more ...

Skelmersdale Councillor welcomes Cyber Centre announcement

Skelmersdale Councillor welcomes Cyber Centre announcement by Henry James (November 2021)

SKELMERSDALE County Councillor Julie Gibson, the Labour group shadow spokesperson for economic regeneration and growth, has welcomed the recent   Read more ...

Pupils turn into politicians!

Pupils turn into politicians! by Henry James (November 2021)

UK Parliament Week has been a success at Delph Side Primary School in Skelmersdale.The school on Eskdale has been investigating the role of MPs in   Read more ...

Police station on track to reopen next month

Police station on track to reopen next month by Henry James (November 2021)

SKELMERSDALE Police station is on track to reopen its doors on December 14.Refurbishment for the station on Southway, has taken just under 18   Read more ...

Youngsters at Bright Beginnings Holiday Club learn importance of being more environmentally friendly

Youngsters at Bright Beginnings Holiday Club learn importance of being more environmentally friendly by Henry James (November 2021)

BRIGHT Beginnings Holiday Club in Skelmersdale have been making progress in being more environmentally friendly by reducing waste, and providing a   Read more ...

Man beaten up in his own home by burglars

Man beaten up in his own home by burglars by Henry James (November 2021)

A MAN was beaten unconsciousness in his own home in Skelmersdale by a gang of masked burglars.The gang of three armed intruders were armed with bats   Read more ...

Fashion firm boss to take part in social enterprise conference

Fashion firm boss to take part in social enterprise conference by Henry James (November 2021)

A BOSS of a social enterprise in Skelmersdale has been invited to interview one of the judges from the BBC show The Great British Sewing Bee at a   Read more ...

Louise Redknapp makes a triumphant return to Liverpool in 9 to 5 The Musical

Louise Redknapp makes a triumphant return to Liverpool in 9 to 5 The Musical by Henry James (November 2021)

LOUISE Redknapp has made a triumphant return to the Liverpool Empire with the touring production of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical.It has only   Read more ...

MP hails affordable homes development

MP hails affordable homes development by Henry James (November 2021)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper was welcomed to the Beacon Park development by Divisional managing director of Gleeson, Arron Passarelli, who gave   Read more ...

Skelmersdale U3A faces closure if it can’t find new members

Skelmersdale U3A faces closure if it can’t find new members by Henry James (November 2021)

A LIFELINE for older people in the borough is in danger of being wound up because it can’t find new members.Now, in a bid to survive, Skelmersdale   Read more ...

Leeds 2021 Gold Medal winner to perform in Parbold

Leeds 2021 Gold Medal winner to perform in Parbold by Henry James (November 2021)

RIDING high on his recent success winning Gold Medal at the Leeds International Piano Competition, Alim Beisembayev is to perform on Saturday,   Read more ...

Exploits of ‘world’s worst golfer’ Maurice Flitcroft to be made into comedy film

Exploits of ‘world’s worst golfer’ Maurice Flitcroft to be made into comedy film by Ollie Cowan (November 2021)

A FILM has been made about the ‘world’s worst golfer’ Maurice Flitcroft, who tricked his way into playing in a qualifying competition for the   Read more ...

Exploits of ‘world’s worst golfer’ Maurice Flitcroft to be made into comedy film

Exploits of ‘world’s worst golfer’ Maurice Flitcroft to be made into comedy film by Henry James (November 2021)

A FILM has been made about the ‘world’s worst golfer’ Maurice Flitcroft, who tricked his way into playing in a qualifying competition for the   Read more ...

Tornado hits town!

Tornado hits town! by Henry James (November 2021)

A TOTAL of 24 homes in Skelmersdale were damaged when a reported tornado struck the town just after 12pm last Friday.Emergency services confirmed   Read more ...

Skelmersdale County Councillor criticises Chancellor’s budget response to Universal Credit

Skelmersdale County Councillor criticises Chancellor’s budget response to Universal Credit by Henry James (October 2021)

SKELMERSDALE County Councillor Julie Gibson, the Labour Group shadow spokesperson for economic regeneration and growth, has criticised the Universal   Read more ...

Art Network celebrates first year

Art Network celebrates first year by Henry James (October 2021)

SKELMERSDALE Art Network is looking forward to celebrating the end of its first year with a debut exhibition this month called Sanctuary.The Network   Read more ...

Man arrested for attempted murder after shooting in ‘targeted attack’ at house

Man arrested for attempted murder after shooting in ‘targeted attack’ at house by Henry James (October 2021)

A MAN has been arrested for attempted murder following a shooting in Skelmersdale.Police were called at 12.30am on Monday (October 25) to a report   Read more ...

New health and wellbeing site in Skelmersdale will host Covid-19 vaccinations for West Lancashire

New health and wellbeing site in Skelmersdale will host Covid-19 vaccinations for West Lancashire by Henry James (October 2021)

A NEW health and wellbeing site in The Concourse Shopping Centre, Skelmersdale will host Covid-19 vaccinations for West Lancashire residents starting   Read more ...

West Lancashire College expands A Level provision

West Lancashire College expands A Level provision by Henry James (October 2021)

WEST Lancashire College will be extending the range of A Level subjects available to students from September 2022.From next September, students will   Read more ...

Permission is approved for 50 new homes in Skelmersdale

Permission is approved for 50 new homes in Skelmersdale by Henry James (October 2021)

THE Council’s House building company, Tawd Valley Developments (TVD), has secured consent for 50 new homes on Fairlie in the Ashurst and Birch Green   Read more ...

Community advice service marks 20 months of ‘unbroken support’

Community advice service marks 20 months of ‘unbroken support’ by Henry James (October 2021)

SOUTH West Lancashire independent Community Advice Network (ICAN for short), are celebrating 20 months of unbroken support of the West Lancashire   Read more ...

Pianist making long-awaited return to Parbold

Pianist making long-awaited return to Parbold by Henry James (October 2021)

PIANIST Paul Lewis makes a welcome return to Parbold to perform in the Auditorium of the Village Hall on Saturday, October 16, 7.45pm.Paul Lewis, who   Read more ...

Author hopes new children’s book can be towering success!

Author hopes new children’s book can be towering success! by Henry James (October 2021)

A SKELMERSDALE children’s author is dancing on air after the release of her ballet-themed mystery!Susan Brownrigg, of Eskdale, has penned ‘Gracie   Read more ...

TOP HONOUR FOR JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE STALWART

TOP HONOUR FOR JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE STALWART by Henry James (October 2021)

THE chairman of Skelmersdale Junior Football League for more than 30 years, Joe Nelson, is to receive the Freedom of the Borough – the highest   Read more ...

Covid-19 memorial garden officially opens in Beacon Park

Covid-19 memorial garden officially opens in Beacon Park by Henry James (October 2021)

A GARDEN of Reflection’ to commemorate those who lost their lives to Covid-19, and to remember all the sacrifices of the last 18 months, has been   Read more ...

Rooms available for hire at health centre

Rooms available for hire at health centre by Henry James (October 2021)

AN NHS Open Space site has opened at Ashurst Health Centre, Skelmersdale.The scheme offers hire of rooms in NHS properties, both clinical and   Read more ...

Homebaked The Musical has a 'superb cast'

Homebaked The Musical has a 'superb cast' by Pete Rimmer (October 2021)

Homebaked The MusicalRoyal Court Liverpool.On regional TV news around the end of the programme there is often a feature on some local charity or good   Read more ...

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