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Light Railway’s summer steam gala returns in August

Light Railway’s summer steam gala returns in August by Henry James (July 2022)

THE West Lancashire Light Railway's big event of the year, the two-day summer steam gala, returns on Saturday/Sunday August 6/7 when all the   Read more ...

Two men convicted of hare coursing banned from being anywhere in England and Wales in possession of a dog

Two men convicted of hare coursing banned from being anywhere in England and Wales in possession of a dog by Henry James (July 2022)

TWO men from Chester, have both been given five year criminal behaviour orders (CBOs), after they were convicted of four offences under the Game Act   Read more ...

Actor humbled to receive honorary doctorate from Edge Hill University

Actor humbled to receive honorary doctorate from Edge Hill University by Henry James (July 2022)

ACTOR David Yip is to be awarded an honorary doctorate by Edge Hill University in recognition of his contribution to supporting the UK’s Chinese   Read more ...

Police operation in Rufford found drivers doing double speed limit

Police operation in Rufford found drivers doing double speed limit by Henry James (July 2022)

POLICE in West Lancashire cracking down on speeding drivers in Rufford after concerns were raised in the community found some doing double the speed   Read more ...

Gingerbread Festival returns this weekend

Gingerbread Festival returns this weekend by Henry James (July 2022)

THE Gingerbread Festival will return to Ormskirk Town Centre on Sunday, July 10 after a two year break because of the pandemic.The fifth installment   Read more ...

Martin Mere looking for volunteers this summer

Martin Mere looking for volunteers this summer by Henry James (July 2022)

MARTIN Mere is on the hunt for people to volunteer over the summer season with a wide range of roles available.From assisting with exciting summer   Read more ...

Patient ‘turned away from Christie Hospital for not being local’

Patient ‘turned away from Christie Hospital for not being local’ by Henry James (July 2022)

A MAN from West Lancashire undergoing treatment for prostate cancer says he was turned away from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester   Read more ...

Friends face heatwaves and thunderstorms in 105-mile charity walk

Friends face heatwaves and thunderstorms in 105-mile charity walk by Henry James (July 2022)

friends have undertaken an ‘epic adventure’ of more than 105 miles - facing ‘extreme peril, heatwaves and thunderstorms, walking until they were   Read more ...

Trust offering people chance to walk up and walk away with a hospital job

Trust offering people chance to walk up and walk away with a hospital job by Henry James (July 2022)

SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk hospitals are offering jobs on the spot for the right candidates who turn up to recruitment events for support staff being   Read more ...

More than 1,000 offences found during police operation to tackle criminal activity on Lancashire’s roads

More than 1,000 offences found during police operation to tackle criminal activity on Lancashire’s roads by Henry James (June 2022)

LANCASHIRE Police has released the results of an operation they set up to tackle dangerous and criminal activity on the county’s roads.During the   Read more ...

Councillor criticises people who start fire deliberately in Ruff Wood in Ormskirk

Councillor criticises people who start fire deliberately in Ruff Wood in Ormskirk by Henry James (June 2022)

AN Ormskirk County Councillor has slammed the people who deliberately started a fire in Ruff Wood.Councillor Nikki Hennessy had to call Lancashire   Read more ...

Lancashire Commissioner pledges extra cash for cutting edge crime fight

Lancashire Commissioner pledges extra cash for cutting edge crime fight by Henry James (June 2022)

A NEW fund has been launched by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Andrew Snowden, dedicated to funding projects or innovations aiming to   Read more ...

New adoption campaign launched to find parents for children who have waited the longest

New adoption campaign launched to find parents for children who have waited the longest by Henry James (June 2022)

AN adoption campaign has been launched to find parents for children in Lancashire and Blackpool who face the greatest delays in finding a permanent   Read more ...

Graham on target as clay shooting returns!

Graham on target as clay shooting returns! by Henry James (June 2022)

FOLLOWING two years of disruption caused by the Covid pandemic and the associated travel restrictions, the sport of clay target shooting is finally   Read more ...

Litter louts warned they could be fined £100 for dropping their rubbish

Litter louts warned they could be fined £100 for dropping their rubbish by Henry James (June 2022)

THE borough council is warning litter louts they face a £100 fixed penalty notice if they are caught dropping litter in the street or from cars.They   Read more ...

North West Doll Club moves to Bickerstaffe!

North West Doll Club moves to Bickerstaffe! by Henry James (June 2022)

THE North West Doll Club, which formerly met in south Manchester, has moved to a new home at Four Lane Ends Mission Hall in Bickerstaffe.The venue   Read more ...

Council comes under fire for not publicly disclosing committee reports relating to housebuilding company, Tawd Valley Developments

Council comes under fire for not publicly disclosing committee reports relating to housebuilding company, Tawd Valley Developments by Henry James (June 2022)

WEST Lancashire Borough Council has come under fire for not publicly disclosing committee reports relating to the controversial council-owned   Read more ...

MP calls for care home residents to have legal right to meet loved ones

MP calls for care home residents to have legal right to meet loved ones by Henry James (June 2022)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has written to the Health Secretary to highlight what she says is “the harm and misery caused to people isolated   Read more ...

TAILBACKS SPARK CONGESTION FEARS OVER BRIDGE PLAN

TAILBACKS SPARK CONGESTION FEARS OVER BRIDGE PLAN by Henry James (June 2022)

HEAVY traffic congestion in Ormskirk town centre caused by the temporary closure of one lane on Derby Street bridge has sparked fears that the same   Read more ...

Warning as man seen acting suspiciously in gardens

Warning as man seen acting suspiciously in gardens by Henry James (June 2022)

POLICE are urging residents to be on their guard after a man was seen acting suspiciously in the Junction Lane area of Burscough.The man was seen at   Read more ...

Cost of living crisis leading to decline in donations at Animal Sanctuary

Cost of living crisis leading to decline in donations at Animal Sanctuary by Henry James (June 2022)

WITH the cost of living rising at an alarming rate and the aftermath of Covid lockdowns, Woodlands Animal Sanctuary are beginning to feel the pinch   Read more ...

Become a Junior Wetland Ranger this Summer at WWT Martin Mere

Become a Junior Wetland Ranger this Summer at WWT Martin Mere by Henry James (June 2022)

FAMILIES can join in the fun to become Junior Wetland Rangers at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Burscough this summer   Read more ...

Widowed urged to join friendship group events for just three minutes to regain lost confidence

Widowed urged to join friendship group events for just three minutes to regain lost confidence by Henry James (June 2022)

TO help widowed residents overcome the difficult first step of socialising again after loss Ormskirk & Southport Oddfellows, a local friendship   Read more ...

New interim chair of Marketing Lancashire is appointed

New interim chair of Marketing Lancashire is appointed by Henry James (June 2022)

ANDREA Challis, joint owner and CEO of Lancashire-based holiday park operators, The Partington Group, has been appointed by the Board of Marketing   Read more ...

Ceremony marks Armed Forces Day

Ceremony marks Armed Forces Day by Henry James (June 2022)

WEST Lancashire honoured the sacrifices made by military services at a special ceremony to commemorate Armed Forces Day.Residents came to pay their   Read more ...

Opportunity to see 50 historic vehicles at Merseyside Transport Trust’s Annual Open Day

Opportunity to see 50 historic vehicles at Merseyside Transport Trust’s Annual Open Day by Henry James (June 2022)

THE Merseyside Transport Trust (MTT) will be holding its Annual Open Day event on Sunday, July 31 to raise funds for the upkeep of its fleet of more   Read more ...

Comedy play provided “another good night” at Royal Court

Comedy play provided “another good night” at Royal Court by Peter Rimmer (June 2022)

Mam! I’m Ere!Royal Court Liverpool.IT’S disco time at the Royal Court with a return of Mam I’m Ere! after its first run in at the Central Hall in   Read more ...

Mental health support available to help deal with cost of living crisis

Mental health support available to help deal with cost of living crisis by Henry James (June 2022)

WITH the cost of living crisis affecting many people, experts are warning of the potential impact on individual’s mental health and are advising them   Read more ...

Ten people secure places on pilot Research Internships for Minority Ethnic Students programme at Edge Hill

Ten people secure places on pilot Research Internships for Minority Ethnic Students programme at Edge Hill by Henry James (June 2022)

TEN Edge Hill students are celebrating after successfully securing a place on the University’s pilot Research Internships for Minority Ethnic   Read more ...

Lancashire County Council appoints new champion for disabled people

Lancashire County Council appoints new champion for disabled people by Henry James (June 2022)

COUNTY Councillor Carole Haythornthwaite has been announced as Lancashire's new Champion for Disabled People.She takes up the post after being   Read more ...

Thousands turn out to enjoy first village fair since before pandemic

Thousands turn out to enjoy first village fair since before pandemic by Henry James (June 2022)

MORE than 2,000 villagers and visitors enjoyed the first Newburgh Fair to be held since before the pandemic on Saturday, June 18.A thumping   Read more ...

FREE PARKING TRIAL SCHEME FOR TOWN CENTRE ON THE WAY

FREE PARKING TRIAL SCHEME FOR TOWN CENTRE ON THE WAY by Henry James (June 2022)

A FREE parking scheme for Ormskirk town centre is to be trialled later this year.The trial scheme was proposed by Councillor Adrian Owens of the   Read more ...

Antique clock made in Aughton is found in American museum

Antique clock made in Aughton is found in American museum by Henry James (June 2022)

AN antique clock thought to have been made in Aughton at the end of the seventeenth century has been found at a museum in America. The tall case   Read more ...

First ever red-crowned Crane chick hatches at WWT Martin Mere Wetlands Centre in Burscough

First ever red-crowned Crane chick hatches at WWT Martin Mere Wetlands Centre in Burscough by Henry James (June 2022)

THERE has been excitement at WWT Martin Mere in Burscough as one of the rarest species of crane successfully hatches for the first time.The   Read more ...

Public are invited to visit St Anne’s Church and grounds

Public are invited to visit St Anne’s Church and grounds by Henry James (June 2022)

THERE is an invitation to visit St Anne’s Church and grounds in Ormskirk on Saturday, June 25 from 2pm until 4.30pm.People can tour the church and   Read more ...

Moor Hall named best in England

Moor Hall named best in England by Henry James (June 2022)

AUGHTON’S Moor Hall restaurant has been picking up more awards.It has been named the best restaurant in England at the National Restaurant Awards   Read more ...

Lancashire Police launch crackdown to tackle motor nuisance

Lancashire Police launch crackdown to tackle motor nuisance by Henry James (June 2022)

LANCASHIRE Police has launched an operation to tackle motor nuisance after seeing an increase across the county.This type of anti-social behaviour   Read more ...

Mayor helps out Myeloma Support Group

Mayor helps out Myeloma Support Group by Henry James (June 2022)

WEST Lancs and Merseyside Myeloma Support Group was joined by the Mayor Cllr  Marilyn Westley at Tesco in Burscough for a Myeloma awareness day.The   Read more ...

Industrial action by Network Rail staff leads to Merseyrail closure

Industrial action by Network Rail staff leads to Merseyrail closure by Henry James (June 2022)

MERSEYRAIL and Network Rail have announced that rail services will not run on the Merseyrail network on Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday, June   Read more ...

Blind bend on road is dangerous - for children and ducks

Blind bend on road is dangerous - for children and ducks by Henry James (June 2022)

CALLS are being to have traffic calming measures installed near a ‘blind spot’ on a road in Ormskirk as it is dangerous for children -and   Read more ...

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