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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 ...

Calls to reduce ‘five week waiting time’ to get first Universal Credit payment by Tom Martin (August 2020)

A COUNTY councillor from Skelmersdale wants to reduce the “five week waiting time” for applications to Universal Credit to help those losing their   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 ...

£200k funding to combat theft and burglary in Skem by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

funding worth almost £200,000 has been secured to tackle thefts and burglary in problem hotspots across Skelmersdale. The announcement from the Home   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 ...

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 ...

Library booking system in place after Skem facility finally reopens by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

A New booking system for Skelmersdale Library is now in place after the facility finally reopened on Monday following lockdown.Skelmersdale is one of   Read more ...

Sniffer dogs used by engineers to find cracks in gas pipes! by Tom Martin (July 2020)

SNIFFER dogs are being used by engineers in Skelmersdale to help find the tiniest of cracks in gas pipes!Former police explosives and drugs dogs   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 ...

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 ...

New chapter for library with plans to reopen - but only with appointments by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

SKELMERSDALE Library will reopen next week but with reduced hours and locals will need to make appointments.Libraries have been closed since March   Read more ...

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

This week I’d like to start by drawing your attention to the return of “Rip-off Britain” on BBC1, Monday mornings, just in time for tea-break viewing   Read more ...

Ford is missing out on two tricks this week! by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

FORD is missing a trick this week – in fact, I think it’s missing two.Yesterday – in a build-up leaked all over the internet to excitable motoring   Read more ...

Ford missed out on two different tricks in this week alone! by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

FORD is missing a trick this week – in fact, I think it’s missing two.Yesterday – in a build-up that was leaked all over the internet to excitable   Read more ...

Two people stabbed in street attack by Tom Martin (July 2020)

TWO people were stabbed in Skelmersdale during a shocking attack in broad daylight.The incident occurred on Wednesday, July 8 in Thurston when a   Read more ...

MP welcomes jobs boost by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

FOLLOWING their first birthday earlier this month, West Lancs MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed Team Drainage UK’s continued success as they look to   Read more ...

It’s the designers who are stars in this show by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

IT’S a good thing Vauxhall was introduced to electric power before the two-metre rule was brought in. Right now it isn’t so much embracing it as   Read more ...

Town centre revamp still on track despite council’s costly pandemic struggles by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

PLANS to regenerate Skelmersdale Town Centre remain on track despite concerns that the pandemic had wiped out council spending powers.West Lancashire   Read more ...

After lockdown, I promptly re-discovered that all of the UK’s cars are white, black or silver by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

HURRAH! After what feels like an eternity of being stuck at home, I’ve finally been allowed to get behind the wheel for a longer drive – and promptly   Read more ...

Gas cylinder supplier for paramedics upgrades tech by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A gas cylinder supplier to ambulance services and health clinics is upgrading its technology to improve delivery processes.Skelmersdale-based   Read more ...

£2m pledged to clear college site to make way for train station by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

MORE than £2million has been pledged to demolish Skelmersdale College to make way for a future train station in the town.Lancashire County Council’s   Read more ...

A little bit of Bellagio coming here? by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A LITTLE bit of Bellagio could be coming to Birkdale in the not-too-distant future. Maghull might look a teeny bit more like Milan. Trendy young   Read more ...

Paige to put her best foot forward for charity! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A KIND-HEARTED sixth form student is hoping to raise at least £500 for a charity that is very close to her heart.Southport College Paige Caddy, 17,   Read more ...

Writers’ group given £500 to help publish new anthology by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

MEMBERS of the Skelmersdale Writers' Group, a community group dedicated to the promotion of writing, have been boosted by a £500 donation from the   Read more ...

4-Series uses hybrid technology to expand the grin on your face! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

TOP MARKS to BMW this week for tackling the coronavirus outbreak head on – it’s just launched a car that dons a face mask as standard!As a result,   Read more ...

4-Series uses hybrid technology to expand the grin on your face! by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

TOP MARKS to BMW this week for tackling the coronavirus outbreak head on – it’s just launched a car that dons a face mask as standard!As a result,   Read more ...

Roundabout ‘in poor condition’ to be repaired by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A ROUNDABOUT    in Lulworth described as being in a ‘poor condition’ will be improved. Concerned residents contacted MP Rosie Cooper because the   Read more ...

Man wanted by police in connection to shooting believed to be back in the country by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

Have you seen wanted man Richard Shacklady? Lancashire Constabulary are sending out a fresh appeal to locate a wanted man who is believed to be back   Read more ...

Author hopes book can be a towering success! by Tom Martin (June 2020)

A SKELMERSDALE writer is hoping her debut children’s novel set in Blackpool will be a towering success!Susan Brownrigg has penned ‘Gracie Fairshaw   Read more ...

Police initiative that aims to stop reoffending has new face in charge by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

LANCASHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed the new Independent Chairperson to tackle reoffending.The new Independent Chair of boards,   Read more ...

Sewing firm create face masks to help fight virus spread by Tom Martin (June 2020)

A SOCIAL enterprise in Skelmersdale has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by pivoting from its usual commercial market to producing a line of   Read more ...

Can you give a forever loving home to Jack and Millie? by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

CAN you give a forever loving home to Jack and Millie?The team at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary on Sandy Lane in Holmewood say that they come across   Read more ...

Children show their love for care homes by Tom Martin (June 2020)

CHILDREN who have been attending school during lockdown have created their own special gift for a local care home.Pupils from St Thomas the Martyr   Read more ...

Michael completes 31 day running challenge for charity by Tom Martin (June 2020)

A RUNNER from Skelmersdale has completed 10km each day across May to raise money for charity.The challenge saw Michael Dudley, 22, complete a total   Read more ...

Support for Lancashire's care sector by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

THE level of support provided to the care sector by Lancashire County Council during the Coronavirus outbreak has been revealed for the first time.It   Read more ...

Can you walk or cycle to work? by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

PEOPLE are being urged to consider walking and cycling for regular journeys to help prevent the spread of coronavirus as lockdown restrictions begin   Read more ...

Foodbank given £28,000 in memory of volunteer by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SKELMERSDALE’S Trussell Trust Foodbank have been given a £28,000 donation from a bank chain to help it through the coronavirus pandemic – in memory   Read more ...

MP welcomes support fund for charities and community groups by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed a new £200million Coronavirus Community Support Fund - but has warned local groups in West Lancashire to apply early   Read more ...

First ever ‘virtual’ English Tourism Week highlights the industry and its importance to the local economy by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

THE first-ever ‘virtual’ English Tourism Week has been held to highlight the industry and its importance to the local economy.West Lancashire MP   Read more ...

Lancashire's schools are being advised to delay opening to more pupils. by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

LANCASHIRE’S schools are being advised to delay opening to more pupils.The government says it wants to see primary schools reopen to all children in   Read more ...

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