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Skelmersdale Latest News

Skelmersdale-based firm expands into US! by Tom Martin (January 2021)

A Skelmersdale-based firm is expanding into the US after winning a contract from a leading American construction safety company.Asset management   Read more ...

Post Office services to return to village by Tom Martin (January 2021)

A local post office will return to Up Holland later this month, as well as a new cafe and community space once Covid restrictions are lifted.Post   Read more ...

Couple reunited in care home after nearly a year apart by Tom Martin (January 2021)

A 96-year-old woman from a care home in Mawdesley was reunited with her husband after nearly a year apart due to coronavirus…after he decided to move   Read more ...

Skem Harriers members take part in challenges despite lockdown by Henry James (January 2021)

2020 has been a difficult year and as with most other sports and activities, members of Skelmersdale Boundary Harriers haven’t been able to meet as a   Read more ...

Solar panels plan for Skelmersdale factory rooftop by Henry James (December 2020)

DEVELOPERS want to install 1,494 solar panels to the existing factory rooftops at Sanko Gosei at 15-17 Seddon Place, on the Stanley Industrial   Read more ...

WORK TO START AGAIN ON NEW TOWN CENTRE by Henry James (December 2020)

work on the long awaited new town centre for Skelmersdale is about to get underway again following completion of all legal processes.Site   Read more ...

Golf Mates channel pans Beacon site by Henry James (December 2020)

BEACON Golf Club in Up Holland has been slated as a ‘course destroyed by landfill’ by an influential YouTube golf channel. ‘Golf Mates’ who boast   Read more ...

So long, Ssangyong! by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

GOODBYE, Ssangyong – and thanks for all the cars? Unless something dramatic happens between the time of writing this and the moment The Champion pops   Read more ...

Commitments to tackle residents' speeding concerns have been welcomed by MP by Henry James (December 2020)

COMMITMENTS to tackle residents’ speeding concerns on Liverpool Road in Skelmersdale have been welcomed by MP Rosie Cooper.Local residents contacted   Read more ...

Potato Day will be click and collect by Henry James (December 2020)

ORGANISERS of the West Lancashire Allotment Federation Potato Day have decided to run the event as a ‘click and collect’ service this year due to the   Read more ...

What do Picasso, VW Beetles and Ford have in common? by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

WHAT do Ford’s original C-MAX, Volkswagen’s Nineties rebirth of the Beetle, and Citroen’s Xsara Picasso have in common? If you’ve sussed it than   Read more ...

Skelm firm make world’s biggest ever selection box! by Henry James (December 2020)

STAFF at a Skelmersdale signwriter and manufacturer, Envision Media, have designed and made what they believe to be the World’s Biggest Selection   Read more ...

Council lobbied by MP to tackle problem of subway flooding in town by Henry James (December 2020)

LANCASHIRE County Council is being lobbied by MP Rosie Cooper to tackle subway flooding in Skelmersdale in the long-term... and not just clearing   Read more ...

Housebuilder gives Skelmersdale Food Bank festive £150 cash boost by Henry James (December 2020)

AS part of a widera series of donations to Trussell Trust food banks across the North West, housebuilder Bellway has made a financial donation of   Read more ...

Charity looking for support in aid of ‘Xmas Party Heroes’ campaign by Henry James (December 2020)

RAINBOW Hub, the Mawdesley based charity, supporting children and young people with physical and neurological disabilities, is hoping for support   Read more ...

Councillor calls for Government to appoint a youth minister to tackle unemployment by Henry James (December 2020)

SKELMERSDALE County Cllr Julie Gibson, the Labour Group Shadow cabinet member for economic regeneration has joined calls for the Government to   Read more ...

Young footballers help vulnerable and lonely by Henry James (December 2020)

TWO Skelmersdale junior football teams came up with a plan to help the vulnerable and lonely this Christmas. The JN Blues Under 11s and JN Academy   Read more ...

Skelmersdale firm continues international expansion with first Italian client win by Henry James (December 2020)

A SKELMERSDALE asset management software specialist in the crane and heavy lifting sector is continuing its international expansion with its first   Read more ...

Family members will be able to use purpose-built pod to meet loved ones by Henry James (December 2020)

STOCKS Hall, Skelmersdale Home are pleased to share that their new purpose-built pod is now ready. The protected area will allow loved ones to see   Read more ...

campaign on track by Henry James (December 2020)

WORK is progressing on the campaign for Skelmersdale Train Station with MP Rosie Cooper meeting Network Rail chiefs who told her ‘rail is the right   Read more ...

Couple light up their home to spread festive joy by Henry James (December 2020)

A SKELMERSDALE couple who light up their home every Christmas to spread joy and festivity have done the same this year.Julie and George Jones add   Read more ...

Officers find stolen vehicle from Birmingham area by Henry James (December 2020)

WHILE on high visibility patrol in the Birch Green area of Skelmersdale, Neighbourhood Task Force officers found a stolen vehicle from the Birmingham   Read more ...

Festive treat for pupils at Crow Orchard school by Henry James (December 2020)

STAFF at Crow Orchard school have decorated their school hall and classroom doors ready for the festive season.The children arrived at the primary in   Read more ...

Put your questions to Trust directors by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WOULD you like to put your questions to Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust’s directors?Patients are being encouraged to submit questions to   Read more ...

Work begins on measures to tackle theft and anti-social behaviour in Skelmersdale by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WORK has started work on crime prevention measures aimed at reducing theft and anti-social behaviour.West Lancashire Borough Council will host the   Read more ...

Would you like to nominate local heroes who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during this challenging year? by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE leaders of the Community Church are hosting a 2020 Local Heroes Award in December – and are looking for nonimations!Dave Gregg, one of the   Read more ...

Extra coronavirus testing site to open close to Sandy Lane Health Centre on Wednesday, November 18 after 'appalling' delay by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

AN EXTRA coronavirus testing site is being set up close to Sandy Lane Health Centre in Skelmersdale.It located on the overflow car park after   Read more ...

Mawdesley village community rally to make donations to Skem food bank by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

MEMBERS of the community in Mawdesley and surrounding area rallied to make an ‘overwhelming’ donation to a food bank in Skelmersdale. The idea was   Read more ...

Driver arrested after stop-search of vehicle led to £10,000 being recovered from the passenger door by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

A 38 year old man from Skelmersdale has been arrested after £10,000 was recovered from the passenger door of his BMW after a stop-check in St   Read more ...

Staff and pupils mark Down Syndrome Awareness Month by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

STAFF and pupils have been welcoming a pupil with Down Syndrome to the ‘Little Pips Nursery.’Teachers at Crow Orchard Primary School in Skelmersdale   Read more ...

Coronavirus test centre will open as soon as possible after delay by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

THE coronavirus testing unit planned for Sandy Lane in Skelmersdale has been delayed due to an unforeseen technical site issue for the contractor.The   Read more ...

Demolition of former West Lancs College buildings on Yewdale is welcomed by town’s MP by Danielle Thompson (November 2020)

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has received written confirmation that Lancashire County Council have acquired the site of the former West Lancashire   Read more ...

American football club set to expand with funding scheme by Tom Martin (October 2020)

AN American football club based in Skelmersdale is on course to secure its financial future after taking part in a new grassroots sports   Read more ...

Litter bin yobs slammed by councillor by Tom Martin (October 2020)

yobs who spray painted graffiti on two  new litter bins in Skelmersdale have been condemned by a councillor.Following requests from local   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 ...

Software firm’s global growth gathers pace as it teams up  with Aussie client by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

AN asset management firm based in Skelmersdale says its ‘global growth has gathered pace’ after it teamed up with an Australian client.CoreRFID is   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 ...

School staff want local children and parents to show them some love! by Tom Martin (October 2020)

TEACHERS from a school in Skelmersdale have come up with a unique way to bring the community together after asking locals to add a ‘love padlock’ to   Read more ...

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