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Skelmersdale Latest News

Foodbank is given £28,000 donation as a legacy to a 'dedicated' 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 ...

New £200million Coronavirus Community Support Fund is launched by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A NEW £200million Coronavirus Community Support Fund has been launched which is aimed at charity and community organisations.West Lancashire MP Rosie   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 franchise plans to open its first UK cinema at the Concourse Shopping Centre in Skelmersdale this summer by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A US franchise is planning to open its first UK cinema at the Concourse Shopping Centre in Skelmersdale.Star Cinemas, which operates screens in   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 ...

Lancashire residents are encouraged to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day at home by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

LANCASHIRE residents are being encouraged to get into the 'make-do' spirit and celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day at home.VE Day marks the end   Read more ...

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

THAT distant noise is the sound of Elon Musk shrieking with elation. Britain’s best-selling new car, according to the latest figures, is the Tesla   Read more ...

More than 2,800 wildlife species are spotted across the North West in just four days by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

MORE than 500 people have taken part in a special wildlife-spotting challenge which recorded more than 2,800 species across the North West.The City   Read more ...

Use of online resources at Lancashire libraries has ‘increased significantly’ since lockdown began by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE use of online resources at Lancashire libraries has ‘increased significantly’ since the coronavirus lockdown began.Although libraries are   Read more ...

Force welcomes 66 new officers - but PCC says residents 'deserve more' and is demands Lancashire's 'fair share' of officers by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A NEW batch of 66 police officers have been recruited to Lancashire Police – but the county’s PCC says that residents deserve more and is demanding   Read more ...

Urgent Welfare Appeal is launched to raise £50,000 for Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

AN URGENT Welfare Appeal has been launched in bid to raise £50,000 for Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust.Staff, volunteers and patients at Southport   Read more ...

Avoid loan sharks during coronavirus pandemic by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

LANCASHIRE residents are being urged to avoid turning to illegal money lenders to make up for a loss of income during the coronavirus pandemic.The   Read more ...

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

EVERYTHING will go back to normal. I know this because just about the most normal thing in motoring has just happened; Mazda has launched a special   Read more ...

West Lancs MP pushes government to issue 'clear guidance to NHS Trusts’ on urgent cancer treatment during pandemic by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is pushing the government to issue ‘clear guidance to NHS Trusts’ on urgent issues relating to cancer treatment being   Read more ...

Patients across Lancashire will now be able to see clinicians from their own homes via online consultations by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

PATIENTS across Lancashire will now be able to see clinicians via online consultations, from their own homes.Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS   Read more ...

Family of care worker who passed away from the coronavirus have paid tribute to their ‘genuine, caring and funny gentleman’ by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

THE family of a care worker who has passed away from the coronavirus have paid tribute to their ‘genuine, caring and funny gentleman.’Shaun Ryan, 53,   Read more ...

MP questions whether NHS staff deaths are being referred for investigation by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

WEST Lancs MP has questioned whether the deaths of clinical staff who have died working in the NHS are being referred to the Health and Safety   Read more ...

Charity launches two new free services to help support older people during coronavirus lockdown by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

THE team at Age UK Lancashire have launched two new free services to help support older people during the coronavirus lockdown.The team at the   Read more ...

PCC and Lancashire Constabulary are working hard to ensure businesses are paid quickly during pandemic by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

LANCASHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner and Lancashire Constabulary are working hard to ensure smaller and medium sized businesses are paid within   Read more ...

A global tissue maker has launched ‘Mental Health First Aiders’ in its North West paper mills by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A GLOBAL tissue maker has launched ‘Mental Health First Aiders’ in its North West paper mills.Essity is putting mental health at the forefront of its   Read more ...

New phone support service is launched to help some of the most vulnerable to stay connected by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A NEW over the phone support service has been launched to help some of the most vulnerable to stay connected during the coronavirus crisis.Regional   Read more ...

Recycling centres will stay closed during lockdown, County Council chiefs confirm by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

LANCASHIRE County Council's recycling centres WILL remain closed as the national lockdown continues.Like the vast majority of councils, they are   Read more ...

Apprentice Jack is ‘one in a thousand!’ by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A MAINTENANCE electrician at Viridor’s Skelmersdale Plastics Reprocessing Plant was recognised as ‘Highly Commended’ out of a group of 20,000   Read more ...

Special memory boxes given to grieving families of patients who have passed away from the coronavirus at Trust by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

MEMORY boxes are being given to the grieving families of patients who have passed away at Southport Hospital and Ormskirk Hospital.Nurses and medical   Read more ...

Lucky West Lancs winner claims £1million prize! by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

THE £1million top prize from the EuroMillions HotPicks draw – which had previously remained outstanding from a ticket bought in West Lancashire – has   Read more ...

Patients across West Lancashire urged to attend vitally important cancer appointments by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

PATIENTS across West Lancashire are being urged to attend vitally important cancer appointments if asked to by their GP.Cancer specialists are   Read more ...

West Lancs MP Rosie Cooper welcomes 'good news' that North West NHS heath trusts will have £1.5billion of debt written off by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

WEST Lancs MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed the ‘good news’ that North West NHS heath trusts will have £1.5billion of debt written off as part of a major   Read more ...

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