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Ormskirk Latest News

Police chiefs issue warning to be careful around open water by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

POLICE chiefs are warning West Lancs residents to be careful around open water.Lancashire Police are warning people to be responsible after the   Read more ...

Two groups of West Lancashire volunteers received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

NOT one but two groups of West Lancashire volunteers have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service - the highest award and the MBE for   Read more ...

Charity fundarisers to put their best foot foward on 500 mile walk! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

AN INTREPID group of charity supporters are set to walk 500 miles for Cystic Fibrosis Week.Inspired by the Proclaimers song, ‘I’m Gonna Be (500   Read more ...

New process aims to ensure all health and safety worker coronavirus deaths are independently investigated by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A NEW process has been set out which aims to ensure all health and safety worker coronavirus deaths are independently investigated.Responding to West   Read more ...

Glass maker has been showing her true colours for charity – by creating rainbow themed hearts! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A GLASS maker from Mawdesley has been showing her true colours for charity – by creating rainbow themed hearts!Julie Langan, a glass artisan whose   Read more ...

Would you like to volunteer at a charity shop? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

AGE UK Lancashire are looking for more volunteers ahead of reopening their charity shops.The older people’s charity is reopening its charity shops   Read more ...

Help is available for domestic abuse victims by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

HELP is available for people in Lancashire who are experiencing domestic abuse and would like advice, support or just someone to talk to.  During the   Read more ...

Academic is awarded funding by the Royal Society to develop new ways of monitoring air pollution by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

AN Edge Hill academic has been awarded funding by the Royal Society to develop new ways of monitoring air pollution.Paul Aplin, Professor of   Read more ...

Shadow Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration flags up concerns after announcement of a rise in UK unemployment by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE Shadow Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration has reacted with concern to the announcement of a rise in UK unemployment and called on the   Read more ...

West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 Hour Race will go online by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

DUE to the global pandemic, the West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 Hour Race committee has made the tough decision to cancel the 2020 edition of the 24   Read more ...

Freemasons raise more than £1million to support those affected by the coronavirus pandemic by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

FREEMASONS have raised more than £1million to support those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.Members of the West Lancashire Freemasons together   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 ...

Homeless people are being offered healthcare and support during the coronavirus outbreak by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

HOMELESS people are being offered healthcare and support during the coronavirus outbreak.More than 150 people across Central Lancashire have been   Read more ...

Leisure facility staff turn their hand to delivering PPE across West Lancashire by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

COLLEAGUES from leisure facilities have turned their hand to delivering PPE across West Lancashire during the coronavirus pandemic.A team of 24   Read more ...

Lancashire Women calls on supporters to take part in virtual walking challenge during Mental Health Week by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

LANCASHIRE Women are asking people to join in with their Virtual Walk With event, which is due to start this Sunday (May 24). They are encouraging   Read more ...

Can you give Greebo a loving home? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

CAN you give Greebo a loving home?Greebo Greebo is a cat in Terry Pratchett 's Discworld books. He is first introduced in Wyrd Sisters. He is a   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 ...

Share your life in lockdown to create a lasting memory for future generations by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

LANCASHIRE County Council is asking people to share their personal experiences of everyday life in lockdown during the current coronavirus   Read more ...

Woodlands welcomes first hoglets of the season by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

WOODLANDS Animal Sanctuary have welcomed their first litter of hoglets for this season.A litter of three hoglets, whose nest had been disturbed, were   Read more ...

Students team up with Hospice Africa to support the charity’s vital work to help those suffering find dignity during pandemic by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

STUDENTS from Edge Hill University are working tirelessly with Hospice Africa throughout the coronavirus lockdown to support the charity’s vital work   Read more ...

How can you access help? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE West Lancashire Partnership would like to remind residents of the importance of taking care of their mental health during the coronavirus   Read more ...

Colleagues and friends pay tribute to County Councillor Malcolm Barron by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

Colleagues and friends today paid tribute to County Councillor Malcolm Barron who sadly died earlier yesterday (Wednesday 13 May) at Aintree   Read more ...

Booking system opens for essential visits to recycling centres by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

LANCASHIRE County Council will be reopening most of its recycling centres on Friday 15 May, but people will need to book an appointment before   Read more ...

Virtual Rainbow Ramble raises a staggering £17,000 - and counting! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

RAINBOW Hub’s Virtual Ramble on Saturday (May 9) has raised more than £17,000 and counting for the Mawdesley based charity, which supports children   Read more ...

Dog Owners of Burscough host 'virtual show' for sled dog charity by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

MEMBERS of the Dog Owners of Burscough have hosted a virtual show online!Pet owners jumped at the chance to have fun with their furry friends and   Read more ...

Residents are urged to ensure they continue to get essential maintenance work carried out in their homes by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

LANCASHIRE residents are being urged to ensure they continue to get essential maintenance work carried out in their home during the Coronavirus   Read more ...

Keen photographer and Rotarian passes away aged 73 after suffering a heart attack by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A KEEN photographer has passed away aged 73 after suffering a heart attack.Father of three and Rotary Club of Ormskirk member Paul Silcock, who had a   Read more ...

Care home residents were delighted to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day with a special afternoon tea by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

RESIDENTS at a new care home were delighted to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day with a special afternoon tea.Staff and residents at Ribble Park   Read more ...

Hesketh Bank Community Centre plans are boosted by £1,582 donation by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

HESKETH Bank Community Centre’s plans have been boosted by £1,582 donation.The Trustees of the centre have been successful in securing the funds from   Read more ...

Citizens Advice extends helpline opening hours by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

CITIZENS Advice’s offices in West Lancashire have extended their digital and telephone service to help people during lockdown.Although the drop-in   Read more ...

Are the birds singing louder this spring? by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

ARE the birds singing louder this spring? It’s a question sprung on conservationists quite a lot this year – and Alan Wright, campaigns manager at   Read more ...

MP backs pledge encouraging businesses to 'go the extra mile' during pandemic by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is backing a national scheme encouraging businesses to pledge to ‘go the extra mile’ helping their employees,   Read more ...

Dreams of a career playing cricket are a step closer for promising Edge Hill University graduate by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

DREAMS of a career playing cricket are a step closer for a promising Edge Hill University graduate.Emma Lamb has been awarded an England Rookie   Read more ...

Council pays tribute to transport workers by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

LANCASHIRE County Council's cabinet member for highways and transport has paid tribute to the vital work being carried out to keep buses, trains, and   Read more ...

Happy Hedgehog Week! by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE team at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary are marking National Hedgehog Week with a homage to our spiky friends.From fun facts, to hints and tips for   Read more ...

Lancashire County Council's recycling centres WILL reopen next week - but you need to make a booking by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

LANCASHIRE County Council will be reopening recycling centres next week, but people will need to book an appointment before visiting.The council's   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 ...

Edge Hill University’s main building will be lit up in the colours of the Union Jack this Friday to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

EDGE Hill University’s main building will be lit up in the colours of the Union Jack this Friday (May 8) to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.The   Read more ...

Housing firm pledges £25,000 to Big Issue - after pandemic forces it to change its business model by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A HOUSING firm has committed £25,000 to the Big Issue – which has been forced to transform its business and protect its vendors in the wake of the   Read more ...

Focus on your health and well-being during pandemic by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

WEST Lancashire Partnership is highlighting to local residents of West Lancs during the ongoing pandemic that your wellbeing and the wellbeing of our   Read more ...

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