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Virtual sports tournaments are held at West Lancs schools! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

VIRTUAL sports tournaments are being carried out in schools across Lancashire!Lesley Jones, a teacher at Crow Orchard Primary School in Skelmersdale   Read more ...

Community groups given Queen’s Award for volunteer work by Tom Martin (October 2020)

TWO groups based in the same village in West Lancashire have received their awards from the Queen for volunteer work.The highly prestigious Queen’s   Read more ...

Parbold platform poster offers train commuters a history of railway station by Tom Martin (October 2020)

TRAIN commuters can now get a short history lesson about Parbold railway station after a poster was placed on the platform.Community Rail Lancashire   Read more ...

Remove leaves from drains to stop blocks, urges county council by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

WEST Lancashire residents have been urged to clear leaves away from drains to help prevent blockages during heavy downpours.It is estimated that up   Read more ...

Couple's first virtual event raised £10,000 for Rainbow Hub by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

A COUPLE have raised £10,000 with a special quiz night for the Rainbow Hub!Lisa and Paul Maddison, normally hold a spectacular annual ball for the   Read more ...

Tiny cars given biggest burdens! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SUZUKI has been - and apologies for the appalling pun - swift to keep its cars on the right side of tighter emissions rules. The way the latest EU   Read more ...

Tiny cars given biggest burdens! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SUZUKI has been - and apologies for the appalling pun - swift to keep its cars on the right side of tighter emissions rules. The way the latest EU   Read more ...

Pumpkin farm staff ‘spat at’ by visitors after it had to close by Tom Martin (October 2020)

STAFF at a popular ‘pick your own’ pumpkin patch in Ormskirk were “spat at, verbally abused, and squared up to” by angry customers after it was   Read more ...

Secondary school applications are about to close by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

ONLINE applications - the quick, easy and secure way to apply for secondary school places for September 2021 - are about to close on Lancashire   Read more ...

Biker, 74, suffers serious head injuries in accident by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

A WINTNESS appeal has been launched after a motorcyclist was seriously injured when his bike struck a kerb and then collided with another vehicle on   Read more ...

Are you missing the 'Melody to your life soundtrack?' by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

CAN you give a two year old cat the forever loving home that she is looking for?Sally McDerby from Woodlands Animal Sanctuary on Sandy Lane in   Read more ...

£120,000 grant for sight loss charity by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

A SIGHT loss charity has been awarded a grant of £120,330 to help them to support Sefton and West Lancashire residents during the pandemic.Galloway’s   Read more ...

Virtual support sessions available for people living with cancer in West Lancashire by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

VIRTUAL support sessions will be launched for West Lancashire’s cancer patients in November.Like many organisations, the West Lancashire Macmillan   Read more ...

Is this a car - or a bad spell? by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

AZNOM PALLADIUM! It sounds like a bad spell that Harry Potter’s dreamt up after a hard all-nighter at Hogwarts, but in fact it’s the least   Read more ...

Is it a car or a bad spell? by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

AZNOM PALLADIUM! It sounds like a bad spell that Harry Potter’s dreamt up after a hard all-nighter at Hogwarts, but in fact it’s the least   Read more ...

Women who ‘have worked tirelessly for community’ honoured by the Queen by Tom Martin (October 2020)

TWO ‘community leaders’ from West Lancashire have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.Stella Connell has been given a British Empire   Read more ...

Council spent £1,500 ‘training Mayor on how to chair a meeting’ by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

COUNCIL chiefs have been accused of frittering away £1,575 on ‘training Mayor how to chair a meeting.’West Lancashire Borough Council have been   Read more ...

When it comes to loving life, Margaret takes the biscuit! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

A FORMER biscuit maker has celebrated her special 101st birthday with a ‘nice’ party!Tough cookie Margaret Rose, nee Bowen, who used to worked for   Read more ...

Edge Hill University wins national award for beauty of its campus by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

EDGE Hill University was lit up green for a day last week to celebrate winning a national award for the beauty of its campus and the benefits it   Read more ...

Couple mark Diamond wedding anniversary with window visit! by Tom Martin (October 2020)

A COUPLE from Aughton didn’t let the pandemic stop them from marking their 60th wedding anniversary, despite living separately.Donald Halsall, 83,   Read more ...

Outdoor market aims to boost local businesses by Tom Martin (October 2020)

AN entrepreneur from Burscough is hoping to bring some much-needed positivity to the town by holding an outdoor artisan and craft market.Ailsa Mills,   Read more ...

Surgery manages to hit breast screening targets despite Covid-19 delays by Tom Martin (October 2020)

AN Ormskirk surgery is celebrating after meeting their national breast screening targets, despite Covid-19 restrictions being in place.In just six   Read more ...

Fireworks warning to residents who plan to hold garden displays by Tom Martin (October 2020)

WEST Lancashire residents are being urged to be sensible in the build up to Bonfire Night and only buy fireworks that are “suitable for garden   Read more ...

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

This week I would like to introduce you all to a campaign being run through October in conjunction with Action Fraud. Its called #LoveNotLies, and    Read more ...

Bill’s big day! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

ONE of West Lancs’ oldest residents has been marking his 106th birthday !Bill Snook celebrated recently with residents and staff at Springfield Court   Read more ...

Police continue appeal after £70k jewellery raid by Tom Martin (October 2020)

POLICE are continuing to appeal for information after a smash and grab robbery at a jewellers in Ormskirk, when the store owner was threatened with   Read more ...

Tesla boss Elon Musk isn’t behind cartoonish plot to take over world by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SEAN Connery needn’t go sneaking around any hollowed-out volcanoes. The boss of Tesla isn’t behind some cartoonish plot to take over the world – but   Read more ...

Sorting things out after screwing them up is the really important bit! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

YOU’RE welcome, if you happen to be the owner of a 1998 Rover 200 to which miraculous things have just happened. You’ve just been given a year’s   Read more ...

Children’s A&E opening extended until midnight by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

OPENING hours at Ormskirk Hospital’s Children’s A&E department will be extended to midnight from Monday, October 19.The unit had been closed between   Read more ...

WE MUST ALL PLAY OUR PART TO STOP SPREAD OF VIRUS by Tom Martin (October 2020)

PUBS, bars and gyms will remain open in West Lancashire after the county avoided being placed in the most severe category of the new ‘Tier’ system   Read more ...

Closing date soon to apply for a secondary school place by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

APPLICATIONS for secondary school places in Lancashire need to be in by Saturday,  October 31.The online application system is open until 11.59pm for   Read more ...

New coronavirus testing facility now open at university by Henry James (October 2020)

A WALK-through coronavirus testing facility has opened at Edge Hill University for those who have Covid-19 symptoms.Testing is available only for   Read more ...

Landslip caused by flood waters causes temporary rail line closure by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

A LANDSLIP caused the  rail line between Wigan and Southport to be temporarily closed, following a day of disruption caused by flooding.Heavy rain,   Read more ...

Lancashire Victim Services campaign highlights hate crime support by Henry James (October 2020)

LAUNCHING as part of this year's Hate Crime Awareness Week (October 10-17), the ‘Let's spell it out – This. Is. Hate’ campaign highlights hate crimes   Read more ...

Edge Hill academic elected President of the European Health Management Association by Henry James (October 2020)

DR Axel Kaehne from Edge Hill University has been elected President of the European Health Management Association (EHMA), a Europe wide network of   Read more ...

Apprentice becomes fully qualified adviser despite lockdown by Henry James (October 2020)

AN apprentice at West Lancashire firm Acumen Financial Partnership says lockdown helped him focus on becoming a fully qualified adviser.Daniel   Read more ...

Hundreds of drivers to be prosecuted after speed enforcement campaign by Henry James (October 2020)

HUNDREDS of motorists will be prosecuted after a three week enforcement campaign by Lancashire Police to crackdown on speeding.As part of Project   Read more ...

Residents asked for their views on how to best spend developers’ levy cash by Henry James (October 2020)

RESIDENTS are being asked their views by West Lancashire Borough Council on what to spend the money raised from the Community Infrastructure Levy   Read more ...

Big increase in Covid-19 cases in borough by Henry James (October 2020)

THERE were 217 coronavirus cases per 100,000 in West Lancashire, which compares to the average area in England of 52 for the period September 26 to   Read more ...

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

A wet and windy week and, as we continue to be locked away, it looks like the scammers will be hoping for a “field day”. At home we have had a number   Read more ...

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