Skelmersdale Latest News

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 for Skelmersdale by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

FOLLOWING their first birthday on July 3, West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed Team Drainage UK’s continued success as they look to recruit   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 ...

Town centre revamp still on track despite council’s costly pandemic struggles by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

PLANS to regenerate Skelmersdale Town Centre remain on track despite concerns that the pandemic had wiped out council spending powers.West Lancashire   Read more ...

After lockdown, I promptly re-discovered that all of the UK’s cars are white, black or silver by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

HURRAH! After what feels like an eternity of being stuck at home, I’ve finally been allowed to get behind the wheel for a longer drive – and promptly   Read more ...

Leading supplier of gas cylinders to ambulance services and health clinics is upgrading its technology to improve delivery processes by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

THE leading supplier of gas cylinders to ambulance services and health clinics is upgrading its technology to improve delivery processes.Skelmersdale   Read more ...

£2m pledged to clear college site to make way for train station by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

MORE than £2million has been pledged to demolish Skelmersdale College to make way for a future train station in the town.Lancashire County Council’s   Read more ...

A little bit of Bellagio coming here? by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A LITTLE bit of Bellagio could be coming to Birkdale in the not-too-distant future. Maghull might look a teeny bit more like Milan. Trendy young   Read more ...

Paige to put her best foot forward for charity! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A KIND-HEARTED sixth form student is hoping to raise at least £500 for a charity that is very close to her heart.Southport College Paige Caddy, 17,   Read more ...

Writers’ group given £500 to help publish new anthology by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

MEMBERS of the Skelmersdale Writers' Group, a community group dedicated to the promotion of writing, have been boosted by a £500 donation from the   Read more ...

4-Series uses hybrid technology to expand the grin on your face! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

TOP MARKS to BMW this week for tackling the coronavirus outbreak head on – it’s just launched a car that dons a face mask as standard!As a result,   Read more ...

4-Series uses hybrid technology to expand the grin on your face! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

TOP MARKS to BMW this week for tackling the coronavirus outbreak head on – it’s just launched a car that dons a face mask as standard!As a result,   Read more ...

Roundabout ‘in poor condition’ to be repaired by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A ROUNDABOUT    in Lulworth described as being in a ‘poor condition’ will be improved. Concerned residents contacted MP Rosie Cooper because the   Read more ...

Man wanted by police in connection to shooting believed to be back in the country by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

Have you seen wanted man Richard Shacklady? Lancashire Constabulary are sending out a fresh appeal to locate a wanted man who is believed to be back   Read more ...

Author hopes book can be a towering success! by Tom Martin (June 2020)

A SKELMERSDALE writer is hoping her debut children’s novel set in Blackpool will be a towering success!Susan Brownrigg has penned ‘Gracie Fairshaw   Read more ...

Police initiative that aims to stop reoffending has new face in charge by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

LANCASHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed the new Independent Chairperson to tackle reoffending.The new Independent Chair of boards,   Read more ...

Sewing firm create face masks to help fight virus spread by Tom Martin (June 2020)

A SOCIAL enterprise in Skelmersdale has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by pivoting from its usual commercial market to producing a line of   Read more ...

Can you give a forever loving home to Jack and Millie? by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

CAN you give a forever loving home to Jack and Millie?The team at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary on Sandy Lane in Holmewood say that they come across   Read more ...

Children show their love for care homes by Tom Martin (June 2020)

CHILDREN who have been attending school during lockdown have created their own special gift for a local care home.Pupils from St Thomas the Martyr   Read more ...

Michael completes 31 day running challenge for charity by Tom Martin (June 2020)

A RUNNER from Skelmersdale has completed 10km each day across May to raise money for charity.The challenge saw Michael Dudley, 22, complete a total   Read more ...

Support for Lancashire's care sector by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

THE level of support provided to the care sector by Lancashire County Council during the Coronavirus outbreak has been revealed for the first time.It   Read more ...

Can you walk or cycle to work? by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

PEOPLE are being urged to consider walking and cycling for regular journeys to help prevent the spread of coronavirus as lockdown restrictions begin   Read more ...

Foodbank given £28,000 in memory of volunteer by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SKELMERSDALE’S Trussell Trust Foodbank have been given a £28,000 donation from a bank chain to help it through the coronavirus pandemic – in memory   Read more ...

MP welcomes support fund for charities and community groups by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed a new £200million Coronavirus Community Support Fund - but has warned local groups in West Lancashire to apply early   Read more ...

First ever ‘virtual’ English Tourism Week highlights the industry and its importance to the local economy by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE first-ever ‘virtual’ English Tourism Week has been held to highlight the industry and its importance to the local economy.West Lancashire MP   Read more ...

Lancashire's schools are being advised to delay opening to more pupils. by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

LANCASHIRE’S schools are being advised to delay opening to more pupils.The government says it wants to see primary schools reopen to all children in   Read more ...

Shocked father appeals for help after finding drug-takers using the entryway to his flats due to 'unsuitable, flimsy doors' by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A FATHER of two is calling for urgent action after drug-takers began using his block to take illegal substances in front of children – and says it is   Read more ...

Five lucky winners in Skelmersdale are celebrating after winning £1,000 each thanks to their postcode by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

Five lucky winners in Skelmersdale are celebrating after winning £1,000 each thanks to their postcode.The Kestrel Mews neighbours netted the windfall   Read more ...

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

We are in Week 10 of lockdown, but a warm Bank Holiday Monday has been a real treat.I am still home-working, as are many of our Sefton Citizens   Read more ...

Staff in Lancashire's schools have been praised for their 'magnificent job' by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

STAFF at Lancashire's schools have been praised for the 'magnificent job' they have been doing during the coronavirus outbreak.The majority of   Read more ...

The NHS is 'very much open' over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

LOCAL NHS leaders are reminding members of the public that the NHS is open.Dr Peter Gregory, local GP and chair at NHS West Lancashire Clinical   Read more ...

Police and Crime Commissioner calls for certainty over police funding as cost of coronavirus nears £1million by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

LANCASHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner has called on the government to provide more certainty around police funding as the costs of coronavirus   Read more ...

Check out the latest Life on Cars! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SO I’VE only gone and done it. After years of relying on fossil fuels to haul me to the office and back, I’ve gone and invested in some zero   Read more ...

Highways teams resume vital work with social distancing by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

LANCASHIRE County Council's highways teams are resuming a range of vital work to keep the county moving with measures in place to maintain social   Read more ...

Law banning sale of menthol cigarettes comes into force on Wednesday by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

LANCASHIRE businesses are being reminded that a law banning the sale of menthol cigarettes comes into effect on Wednesday (May 20).From then onwards,   Read more ...

US cinema to bring the big screen back into town after 38 year wait by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A US franchise is planning to open its first UK cinema in Skelmersdale - 38 years after the town’s last cinema closed its doors. Star Cinemas, which   Read more ...

Short film created to warn young people of image-sharing dangers by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A SHORT film has been created to warn young people of image-sharing dangers.Captured, a short film produced by the Artz Centre in Skelmersdale,   Read more ...

Would you like to adopt in Lancashire? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

The process of finding forever families for children is still continuing across Lancashire despite the coronavirus pandemic.Adoption Lancashire and   Read more ...

Lancs Councils seek government reassurance that they will be fully reimbursed for the cost of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

LANCASHIRE Councils have written to the government to ask for reassurance that they will be fully reimbursed for the cost of dealing with the   Read more ...

Public called on to 'shine a light' on International Nurses Day by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

NURSING chiefs are asking the public to ‘shine a light’ to mark International Nurses Day on Tuesday (May 12) and recognise the extraordinary work   Read more ...

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