Ormskirk Latest News

Singer nominated for national award by Tom Martin (August 2020)

A BURSCOUGH singer who is part of an ABBA tribute act hopes to be the winner that takes it all after she was nominated for an award!Becky Casey, who   Read more ...

Philip cycles across Great Britain to raise money for charity by Tom Martin (August 2020)

AN Ormskirk cyclist took on the ultimate challenge as he travelled 1,000 miles across 14 days to raise money for charity.Philip Barton, 49, completed   Read more ...

Trust given £1.7million to upgrade A&E facilities ahead of the winter by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk NHS Trust will receive more than £1.7million to upgrade their A&E facilities ahead of winter.It will receive £1,729,000 as   Read more ...

Behind-the-scenes tours started at animal sanctauary by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

VISITORS to an animal sanctuary in Holmeswood can now enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility.The team at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary, on   Read more ...

I find piped footy cheering weird! by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

EVERY so often when I’m flicking through channels I’ll end up watching a few minutes of lockdown football – and, sorry, footy fans, but I’m still   Read more ...

Toy sale raises money for Beirut victims by Tom Martin (August 2020)

LOCAL children from a small village in Ormskirk held their own toy sale to raise money for victims of the Beirut explosion.Felicity Hill, 6, Isabella   Read more ...

Council chiefs warn ‘it’s a critical time for borough’ in desperate bid to avoid further lockdown measures by Tom Martin (August 2020)

RESIDENTS in Ormskirk and Skelmersdale have been warned “it’s a critical time for the borough” as coronavirus cases  rise in other parts of the   Read more ...

MotorFest is cancelled to ‘help keep residents safe’ despite changes to format by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

THE tenth annual Ormskirk MotorFest has been cancelled, despite the organisers taking extra safety steps in a bid to keep it going ahead.West Lancs   Read more ...

County Council wants community swabbers for its Covid-19 test and trace programme by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

CHIEFS at Lancashire County Council are recruiting people to help with their Covid-19 test and trace programme.They are looking for ‘community   Read more ...

Volunteers get Mayoral visit! by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

THE Mayor of West Lancashire, Councillor Terence Aldridge, has met with the Ormskirk Ambassadors to thank them for their hard work and services to   Read more ...

Skem Library opening hours are extended by Tom Martin (August 2020)

SKELMERSDALE Library opening hours are set to be extended so it will now be open for a period in the afternoon.At the moment, it is only open from   Read more ...

Rainbow Hub comes up with colourful fundraising idea! by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

RAINBOW Hub has set up a new art challenge on Facebook to encourage people to help raise funds for the Mawdesley based charity.Rainbow Hub supports   Read more ...

MP backs Citizens Advice after it helps thousands of people in West Lancs by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper met Citizens Advice staff at a reception in the Houses of Parliament and heard how they have helped thousands of   Read more ...

Dementia and Delirium team take on 850,000 Step Challenge by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

MEMBERS of Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust’s Dementia and Delirium Team will be taking 850,000 steps during their Step Challenge this month.More   Read more ...

Scale model display of Church Street goes on display at a shop in Ormskirk by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

AN EYE-CATCHING display of Church Street has gone on display at a shop in Ormskirk.The team at re:new Medispa on Derby Street West said: “This scale   Read more ...

Wedding band celebrate their own special day after winning top award by Tom Martin (August 2020)

AN Ormskirk soul singer is delighted after her band won an award for their performances at weddings.Ciara McEntee, who fronts the band Soul   Read more ...

We are asked to lose weight - while we Eat Out to Help Out? by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

ANYONE doing an undergraduate course in irony will no doubt remember this month well. At the same time that we’re all being told to lost 5lb to help   Read more ...

MP wants more support for autistic people by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has pledged her support for creating a ‘society that works for autistic people and their families’. She made the   Read more ...

Coffee shop celebrates magical anniversary! by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

THE owners of a ‘magical’ coffee shop and dessert bar in Ormskirk have been celebrating their first year of trading with a socially-distanced   Read more ...

Foster home needed for four children to keep them together by Danielle Thompson (August 2020)

CHIEFS at Lancashire County Council have launched a special appeal to find a loving foster home for three brothers and their sister.The children are   Read more ...

Police want your views to help shape their ‘priorities’ by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

LANCASHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has launched his 'Let's Talk Policing' survey asking residents for their views on policing   Read more ...

Will it be fourth time lucky for Bobby the cat? by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A cat with no tail is looking for a new home again after being returned to an animal shelter for the third time.Bobby, nine, a black and white   Read more ...

Former bingo caller, Cheryl, graduates from Edge Hill with a First class degree by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

LIFE is tickety-boo for former bingo caller, Cheryl Spofforth, who has graduated from Edge Hill University with a First-Class Honours degree in   Read more ...

Calls to end cruel puppy smuggling trade after sick dogs drenched in oil found in back of van by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

CALLS are being made to end the cruel puppy smuggling trade after dogs were found ‘drenched in oil’ being smuggled into the UK.West Lancs MP Rosie   Read more ...

I suspect that Mitsubishi will sit tight until the very last moment by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

IT’S NOT so much goodbye as the last orders bell being rung, at ten-and-a-bit minutes to eleven. I suspect Mitsubishi will be getting a double round   Read more ...

Young people urged to let their creative writing juices flow! by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

YOUNG people across the borough are being challenged to use their experiences of lockdown to help spark a career in creative writing.Future U, which   Read more ...

Mitsubishi will sit tight until the last moment by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

IT’S NOT so much goodbye as the last orders bell being rung, at ten-and-a-bit minutes to eleven. I suspect Mitsubishi will be getting a double round   Read more ...

Geography researcher wins £25k fund to explore coastal communities in Thailand by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A GEOGRAPHY researcher from Edge Hill University has been awarded funding to explore how coastal communities in Thailand can use vital data to manage   Read more ...

Work on 267 houses set to get underway by Tom Martin (July 2020)

CONSTRUCTION work on 267 new houses in Burscough will get underway this summer.Anwyl Homes is behind the huge development at Yew Tree Park, which   Read more ...

Founder of support service nominated for entrepreneur award by Tom Martin (July 2020)

THE founder of a support service based in Ormskirk for adults and children has been nominated for the Young Entrepreneur Award 2020.Rebecca Heyes is   Read more ...

Council backs new campaign to help domestic abuse victims by Tom Martin (July 2020)

WEST Lancashire Council has backed a new campaign to raise awareness and help stop domestic abuse.Local councils, Lancashire Police, support   Read more ...

Care home worker given award to mark 30 years of service! by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A HOUSEKEEPER who ‘does a bit of everything’ has been given an award in honour of three decades of service at a Burscough care home.There were   Read more ...

Learning disability awareness training to be delivered to all health and social care staff by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

ALL health and social care staff in Lancashire will receive training from health professionals working with people with learning disability and their   Read more ...

I’ve been going ‘cold turkey’ on car shows by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

I’VE been going cold turkey since February, and have been doing my best to hide the withdrawal symptoms. I’m David Simister, and I’m an addict. To   Read more ...

Artist has work chosen for online Rome exhibition by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A PARBOLD painter has had her work chosen for an online exhibition by a gallery in Rome.Tina Martin was inspired to paint the trees in St Ann’s   Read more ...

Crime in Lancashire drops 13% over last 12 months, according to latest figures by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A DROP in crime of 13% across Lancashire over the past 12 months has been welcomed by the Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw.The latest   Read more ...

Council chairman becomes first to be elected virtually by Tom Martin (July 2020)

THE new Chairman of Lancashire County Council is the first ever to be elected 'virtually' during an online meeting.County Councillor Susie Charles,   Read more ...

Friends take on walk in memory of 13-yearold who died of sepsis by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

THE friends of a 13 year old girl who passed away just days after contracting sepsis have taken part in a walk around Tarleton and Hesketh Bank in   Read more ...

Improvements at Fiveways junction will be carried out in the autumn by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

‘LONG overdue’ changes are to be made at Fiveways road junction in Ormskirk to help improve its safety record.West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper says   Read more ...

I’ve been going ‘cold turkey’ on car shows by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

I’VE been going cold turkey since February, and have been doing my best to hide the withdrawal symptoms. I’m David Simister, and I’m an addict. To   Read more ...

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