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  1. On target for archery 'have a go' day! ormskirk

    Report from Kevin Green Burscough Archers will be holding their annual Have a Go day at their range near Ormskirk, on Easter ...

    Report from Kevin Green Burscough Archers will be holding their annual Have a Go day at their range near Ormskirk, on Easter Sunday, 15th April from 12 noon to 3.30pm. It's your chance to try your hand at archery for free - and unleash your inner Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen! All...

    25/03/2017
  2. Springtime fun in West Lancashire parks ormskirk

    Enjoy the great outdoors on some great events organised by West Lancashire Borough Council’s Parks and Countryside Service in ...

    Enjoy the great outdoors on some great events organised by West Lancashire Borough CouncilÂ’s Parks and Countryside Service in April. The Clieves Hill Circular Walk on Monday 3 April is a six-mile ramble starting at Coronation Park, Ormskirk and exploring footpaths through the wider local...

    25/03/2017
  3. Oh What A Night! JERSEY BOYS is heading back to Liverpool! ormskirk

    ERSEY BOYS is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the ...

    ERSEY BOYS is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks. These four boys from New Jersey became one of the most successful bands in pop history, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 175 million...

    25/03/2017
  4. Planned road works in the North West ormskirk

    Planned roadworks in the North West– summary for Monday 27 to Sunday 2 April 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West– summary for Monday 27 to Sunday 2 April 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 24 March and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances....

    24/03/2017
  5. Dot turns back the clock for Aughton WI ormskirk

    At the monthly meeting of Aughton WI, Lathom Park Trust Trustee Dot Broady-Hawkes debuted a new slideshow presentation on the ...

    At the monthly meeting of Aughton WI, Lathom Park Trust Trustee Dot Broady-Hawkes debuted a new slideshow presentation on the history of the Bootle-Wilbraham family of Lathom House 1725-1925. It was well received and over 40 members enjoyed hearing about the various generation of the family...

    24/03/2017
  6. POLICE are investigating the death of a baby ormskirk

    Officers were contacted at shortly after 9.30am on Thursday (March 23rd) by the ambulance service who were treating a 19 month old ...

    Officers were contacted at shortly after 9.30am on Thursday (March 23rd) by the ambulance service who were treating a 19 month old baby girl at an address in Lostock Hall. The girl sadly died a short time later at the Royal Preston Hospital. The death is being treated as suspicious and a post...

    24/03/2017
  7. Man charged following fatal Whitestake collision ormskirk

    A man has been charged with driving offences in relation to a fatal collision in Whitestake last August. Leo McCarthy, 32, of ...

    A man has been charged with driving offences in relation to a fatal collision in Whitestake last August. Leo McCarthy, 32, of Robin Hey, Leyland was recently charged with causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs. We were called around 12.50am on...

    24/03/2017
  8. 'Halsall Against Fracking' meeting ormskirk

    Photo by Alan Lenton Halsall Against Fracking (HAF) held a meeting - "Do You Want To Be Fracked?" - attended by over 50 ...

    Photo by Alan Lenton Halsall Against Fracking (HAF) held a meeting - "Do You Want To Be Fracked?" - attended by over 50 residents on Tuesday evening. It was the first since notification from Aurora Energy Resources (holder of PEDL 164) that they would be applying for planning permission...

    24/03/2017
  9. Award winning chippy coming to Burscough! ormskirk

    An award winning Southport chippy's opening in Burscough after signing up for a new upmarket chip shop and restaurant at the ...

    An award winning Southport chippy's opening in Burscough after signing up for a new upmarket chip shop and restaurant at the thriving Ringtail Retail Park. The Fylde Fish Bar looks to be a popular attraction at the site which now boasts a successful Booths, Aldi and B&M Bargains among others...

    23/03/2017
  10. Minister sees how business is booming in Lancashire ormskirk

    Treasury Minister David Gauke visited west Lancashire to see how business is booming across the borough. Gauke - Chief ...

    Treasury Minister David Gauke visited west Lancashire to see how business is booming across the borough. Gauke - Chief Secretary to the Treasury - visited Ormskirk Market and Thomas Guy Haulage in Burscough with Conservative County Councillor David Westley and Councillor Eddie Pope, the...

    23/03/2017
  11. A great watery feat from Ormskirk's Louise! ormskirk

    Age UK's foot care manager from Ormskirk, Louise Reynolds, spent a very wet and windy day last weekend as one of 32 brave ...

    Age UK's foot care manager from Ormskirk, Louise Reynolds, spent a very wet and windy day last weekend as one of 32 brave participants who took to the Lancaster canal for the Age UK Lancashire Canoe Challenge. The event was raising money to support vulnerable older people across Lancashire, as...

    23/03/2017
  12. Police statement following incident in London ormskirk

    Lancashire Constabulary have issued the following statement following the incident in London: Supt Damian Darcy said: "I speak ...

    Lancashire Constabulary have issued the following statement following the incident in London: Supt Damian Darcy said: "I speak on behalf of everybody in Lancashire Constabulary when I say our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the Metropolitan Police officer...

    23/03/2017
  13. Civil war breaks out in Pleasureland amusement park ormskirk

    Pleasureland opened its doors to huge Airsoft weekend as teams fight it out in ‘Pripyat’ battleground Southport Pleasureland ...

    Pleasureland opened its doors to huge Airsoft weekend as teams fight it out in ‘Pripyat’ battleground Southport Pleasureland was transformed into an Airsoft themed park last weekend for a huge civil war style shootout. A massed group of Airsoft players – a sport where teams enact makeshift...

    23/03/2017
  14. Greater recognition needed for older people's contribution ormskirk

    Lancashire County Council's champion for older people is calling on organisations to recognise the important contribution older ...

    Lancashire County Council's champion for older people is calling on organisations to recognise the important contribution older people make to society. The move follows a report by the Government Office for Science, called Future of an Aging Population, which looks in detail at the contribution...

    23/03/2017
  15. Residents of West Lancashire encouraged to have their say on Clinical Commissioning ormskirk

    Residents of West Lancashire encouraged to have their say on Clinical Commissioning Group policies. NHS West Lancashire ...

    Residents of West Lancashire encouraged to have their say on Clinical Commissioning Group policies. NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working in partnership with the other seven CCGs in Lancashire to review clinical policies across the region. The eight CCGs...

    23/03/2017
  16. Edge Hill student injured in Westminster outrage ormskirk

    An Edge Hill University PR student smiles in front of the Houses of Parliament while behind Travis Frain, police officers seem ...

    An Edge Hill University PR student smiles in front of the Houses of Parliament while behind Travis Frain, police officers seem happy and relaxed. Little did any of them know the horror about to unfold as terrorists struck at the heart of British democracy this afternoon... Travis, from...

    22/03/2017
  17. Lord and Lady Derby at Lathom Park Trust annual meeting ormskirk

    Lathom Park Trust held its AGM at Briars Hall recently with guests of honour Lord and Lady Derby, Lord Derby being the Patron of ...

    Lathom Park Trust held its AGM at Briars Hall recently with guests of honour Lord and Lady Derby, Lord Derby being the Patron of the Trust. Following the AGM, Paul Kenyon, Chairman, gave an illustrated talk on the life of Charlotte De La Tremoille, Countess of Derby, wife of James 7th Earl...

    22/03/2017
  18. Well known Ormskirk bar closes ormskirk

    What does the future hold for a popular town centre bar that's now closed? The Hop Inn Bier Shoppe on busy Burscough St. shut ...

    What does the future hold for a popular town centre bar that's now closed? The Hop Inn Bier Shoppe on busy Burscough St. shut its doors over a fortnight with the business sold as by Mike McCombe of Hop Vine fame. It opened four years ago and carved a distinctive niche in the Ormskirk...

    22/03/2017
  19. Primark product recall ormskirk

    Parents are being urged to return children's novelty cat leggings bought from Primark after fears they could present a potential ...

    Parents are being urged to return children's novelty cat leggings bought from Primark after fears they could present a potential choking hazard. The high street store is offering customers a full refund after it was discovered that the bow attachment may become detached. A spokesman for...

    22/03/2017
  20. How to teach your kids about Cybersecurity ormskirk

    The internet plays a huge part in our lives: for work, staying in touch with our friends, shopping, playing games, studying or ...

    The internet plays a huge part in our lives: for work, staying in touch with our friends, shopping, playing games, studying or just watching some hilarious cat videos, we are spending more and more time online. We are bombarded with more and more information and the technology to handle this...

    22/03/2017
  21. Customers to benefit from online passport application roll out ormskirk

    HM Passport Office has launched a new online passport renewal service as part of its drive to improve customer services. The ...

    HM Passport Office has launched a new online passport renewal service as part of its drive to improve customer services. The new service means that the majority of adults can now renew their passport online. Following a successful pilot in 2016, over 240,000 people have renewed their passport...

    22/03/2017
  22. Register for Ride The Lights 2017 and you could win big ormskirk

    It’s the most enchanting bike ride you will ever take – and this is your chance to take part AND win a fantastic Smyths Toys ...

    ItÂ’s the most enchanting bike ride you will ever take – and this is your chance to take part AND win a fantastic Smyths Toys prize package including a pair of childrenÂ’s bikes plus a £200 Smyths Toys Superstores gift voucher. Every year, thousands of people get on their bikes to take part in...

    22/03/2017
  23. The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre ormskirk

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by the Maghull and Lydiate Art Group. The art ...

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by the Maghull and Lydiate Art Group. The art group has been in existence since 1970 and is an integrated member of the community with monthly meetings, professional painting demonstrations and weekly painting...

    22/03/2017
  24. Who's sorry now? ormskirk

    It looks a sorry site - and sight - with news that The Loft nightclub is closing in May coming as no surprise to many folk. ...

    It looks a sorry site - and sight - with news that The Loft nightclub is closing in May coming as no surprise to many folk. It's always faced tough competition from a number of rival clubs and bars which are all a few minute's walk away, notably Alpine; in the last few weeks its...

    22/03/2017
  25. Renacres Fashion Show Raises Thousands for Queenscourt Hospice ormskirk

    Renacres Hospital in Ormskirk has raised £4,500 for Queenscourt Hospice in Southport. Renacres 4th Charity Fashion show: ...

    Renacres Hospital in Ormskirk has raised £4,500 for Queenscourt Hospice in Southport. Renacres 4th Charity Fashion show: Fashion for Compassion was held on 8th March at Hurlston Hall, Ormskirk, in aid of Queenscourt Hospice. Over 170 ladies from across Ormskirk and the surrounding area...

    22/03/2017
  26. UK families will see bills cut as date announced for launch of Tax-Free Child care ormskirk

    Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support Millions of parents can ...

    Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the governmentÂ’s new childcare offers, with the launch of a new Childcare Choices government website...

    22/03/2017
  27. 'Water' view! Luxury living at new heights in Ormskirk ormskirk

    News that a new luxury home will be built on one of Ormskirk's last remaining water towers led to a fascinating news tip from good ...

    News that a new luxury home will be built on one of Ormskirk's last remaining water towers led to a fascinating news tip from good friend of QLocal Ormskirk, Dot Hawkes. The Tower Hill tower's one of three water towers left with other - the majority built by Ormskirk Urban District Council -...

    21/03/2017
  28. Golfers raise more than Ł16,000 for hospital children’s unit ormskirk

    Members of Hurlston Hall Golf Club have celebrated raising £16,400 for the Children's Unit at Ormskirk and District Hospital ...

    Members of Hurlston Hall Golf Club have celebrated raising £16,400 for the Children's Unit at Ormskirk and District Hospital over the past 12 months. Will Oldfield, the 2016 Club Captain 2016, said: “ItÂ’s a terrific result and I am bursting with pride at the generosity of the club membership.”...

    21/03/2017
  29. Ł20,000 of Walmsley's money in a bid to find him and put him back behind bars ormskirk

    Detectives investigating the prison escape of Shaun Walmsley have issued a £20,000 reward, for information leading to his ...

    Detectives investigating the prison escape of Shaun Walmsley have issued a £20,000 reward, for information leading to his capture and being returned to prison. The reward is made up of £20,000 of Walmsley's own money, which was seized by officers following his arrest and conviction for the...

    21/03/2017
  30. Hawcoat Park 1 Burscough Richmond 2 ormskirk

    Match report from George Clandon Richmond made the round trip of 180 miles to play Hawcoat Park in this West Lancs. division 1 ...

    Match report from George Clandon Richmond made the round trip of 180 miles to play Hawcoat Park in this West Lancs. division 1 match and came away with all three points on an atrocious day, played on a heavy pitch, on the Barrow peninsula. The away side, on a five game unbeaten run, wanted...

    21/03/2017
  31. Average speed cameras to be enforced ormskirk

    Average speed cameras to be enforced – A6 London Road New average speed cameras will be enforced from Thursday 23 March on ...

    Average speed cameras to be enforced – A6 London Road New average speed cameras will be enforced from Thursday 23 March on the A6 London Road, Preston, it has been confirmed. Following their installation and a successful period of testing, the cameras will now go live for enforcement along...

    21/03/2017
  32. Police and Crime Commissioner bowled over by Burscough meeting? ormskirk

    Lancashire's busy Police and Crime Commissioner spared an hour out of his crowded schedule last Monday for what's believed to be ...

    Lancashire's busy Police and Crime Commissioner spared an hour out of his crowded schedule last Monday for what's believed to be his first public meeting in Burscough. He called in for an hour long discussion about matters of concern in the parish which was held at the village cricket...

    21/03/2017
  33. Luxury living in Aughton ormskirk

    While the jury's out about the future of two large new homes developments in Aughton, a small luxury estates's now taking shape in ...

    While the jury's out about the future of two large new homes developments in Aughton, a small luxury estates's now taking shape in what was old farm buildings on Scarth Hill Lane.

    21/03/2017
  34. Ormskirk and district snooker league results ormskirk

    The first honours of the 2016-2017 campaign were won this week as the Kenney Cup Final took place at Stanley Club on Wednesday ...

    The first honours of the 2016-2017 campaign were won this week as the Kenney Cup Final took place at Stanley Club on Wednesday 15th March 2017. The Final was contested between Aughton Institute C and Skelmersdale Wardens C, both from Division Two. The Skelmersdale C team received a fifteen point...

    21/03/2017
  35. Lancashire schools are top of the class ormskirk

    According to recent government figures, 92.3% of schools in Lancashire are rated as good or outstanding. Based on Ofsted ...

    According to recent government figures, 92.3% of schools in Lancashire are rated as good or outstanding. Based on Ofsted ratings, Lancashire is in the top quarter in the country. Figures to March 2017 showed that 23.8% of Lancashire schools were outstanding, and 68.5% were good, compared to...

    21/03/2017
  36. Challenging stigma around TB on World TB Day ormskirk

    To mark World TB Day on 24 March, health professionals at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are challenging the taboo around ...

    To mark World TB Day on 24 March, health professionals at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are challenging the taboo around Tuberculosis (TB). Led by the World Health Organisation, World TB Day is held every year on 24 March to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of the disease and...

    21/03/2017

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