Skelmersdale Latest News

American football team set for cash windfall by Tom Martin (October 2020)

AN American football club from Skelmersdale is on course to secure a cash windfall after taking part in a new initiative supported by World Cup   Read more ...

Anger after youths spray paint graffiti all over new litter bins by Tom Martin (October 2020)

TWO new litter bins in Skelmersdale have already been vandalised after mindless yobs spray painted graffiti on them.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 ...

Skelmersdale software firm teams up with Aussie client by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

A SKELMERSDALE based asset management firm’s ‘global growth has gathered pace’ after it teamed up with an Australian client.CoreRFID is installing   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 ...

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

This week I would like to introduce you all to a campaign being run through October in conjunction with Action Fraud. Its called #LoveNotLies, and    Read more ...

Tesla boss Elon Musk isn’t behind cartoonish plot to take over world by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

SEAN Connery needn’t go sneaking around any hollowed-out volcanoes. The boss of Tesla isn’t behind some cartoonish plot to take over the world – but   Read more ...

Sorting things out after screwing them up is the really important bit! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

YOU’RE welcome, if you happen to be the owner of a 1998 Rover 200 to which miraculous things have just happened. You’ve just been given a year’s   Read more ...

Former soldier with PTSD ran 375 miles on a treadmill to raise funds for mental health charity by Henry James (October 2020)

A FORMER soldier from Skelmersdale who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has raised just under £6,000 for a mental health charity after   Read more ...

MP welcomes provision of Knife Surrender Bins in Skelmersdale by Henry James (October 2020)

MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed the provision of Knife Surrender Bins in Skelmersdale following a Champion article.Last week the Champion reported that   Read more ...

School receives two prestigious awards by Henry James (October 2020)

STAFF and governors at a school in Skelmersdale, have been celebrating receiving two prestigious awards at the start of this academic year.Our Lady   Read more ...

Football club call for ‘level playing field’ after playing match behind closed doors by Henry James (October 2020)

SKELMERSDALE United Football Club are calling for a “level playing field” after they were made to play their match behind closed doors on Saturday,   Read more ...

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

A wet and windy week and, as we continue to be locked away, it looks like the scammers will be hoping for a “field day”. At home we have had a number   Read more ...

TSB branch closures are slammed by MP by Henry James (October 2020)

TSB branches in Ormskirk and Skelmersdale are to close as part of the bank’s nationwide closure programme.TSB has said that the move has been “driven   Read more ...

New head for school by Henry James (October 2020)

ANN Naylor has been appointed the new headteacher of St Francis of Assisi Primary School having taught in Skelmersdale for the past 27 years.Ann   Read more ...

Boris has got himself a bargain! by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

CONSIDERING that VW has reportedly pumped 60 billion Euros into its new ID range of electric models, Boris has got himself a bit of a bargain this   Read more ...

Pupils aged 11 and over urged to wear face coverings on school buses by Henry James (October 2020)

PUPILS aged 11 and over in the borough are being urged to wear face coverings on school buses to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and keep   Read more ...

Council owned company to build its first new homes by Henry James (October 2020)

FAMILIES in West Lancashire will be able to move into new homes which will be the first new properties built by Tawd Valley Developments, a company   Read more ...

Company gets animated to provide emotional wellbeing for children by Henry James (October 2020)

A COMPANY in Skelmersdale, run by a team of teachers and other educators, is providing a free fun, short set of emotional wellbeing animations for   Read more ...

Police visit Asda store on reports of shoppers not wearing masks by Henry James (October 2020)

POLICE have visited the Asda store in Skelmersdale after residents complained that some shoppers were not wearing face masks in the shop.The visit   Read more ...

Life jail term for man who murdered his friend by Henry James (October 2020)

A MAN has been jailed for life for the murder of his friend.Janis Mikitovs was celebrating his 36th birthday on March 28 and had invited his friend   Read more ...

Tesla boss Elon Musk isn’t behind cartoonish plot to take over world by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

SEAN Connery needn’t go sneaking around any hollowed-out volcanoes. The boss of Tesla isn’t behind some cartoonish plot to take over the world – but   Read more ...

Work set to restart soon on regeneration project by Henry James (September 2020)

‘SIGNIFICANT’ progress has been made on the Skelmersdale town centre regeneration scheme and work will begin on site again soon, the borough council   Read more ...

71 knives recovered from ‘surrender bins’ around Skelmersdale by Henry James (September 2020)

POLICE in Skelmersdale have released pictures of the 71 knives which have been left in the designated knife bins within the town.A spokesman for   Read more ...

Labour deputy leader calling for clarity among Conservative's Covid Regulations by Henry James (September 2020)

LABOUR deputy leader at Lancashire County Council, Councillor John Fillis, is calling for, “clarity among the chaos and confusion created by   Read more ...

West Lancs Ark to share in £25,000 grant by PCC’s Community Action Fund by Henry James (September 2020)

WEST Lancs Ark CIC is one of 10 local groups and organisations to be awarded more than £25,000 through Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive   Read more ...

People being asked to contribute to Veterans Art of Isolation exhibition by Henry James (September 2020)

OLDER people’s charity, Age UK Lancashire, are looking for veterans, their family and carers, to share ideas and creations they have produced during   Read more ...

Man who stabbed his friend to death convicted of murder by Henry James (September 2020)

A MAN has been convicted of murdering his friend by stabbing him as the pair celebrated a birthday at a Skelmersdale home.Janis Mikitovs was   Read more ...

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

So, now we are into another semi-lockdown situation and daily we look and wonder at what’s next. Of course, this is the ideal situation for all these   Read more ...

Nobody wondered how Wordsworth kept himself warm after wandering around lonely as a cloud, did they? by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

WILLIAM Wordsworth, were he scrawling socially distanced sonnets in 2020, would almost certainly have wifi and gas central heating wired in at Dove   Read more ...

Shotgun found by police during open land search could be linked to shooting by Tom Martin (September 2020)

A SHOTGUN has been found by police during an ‘open area search’ after a man was shot in Skelmersdale.The Champion reported last week how a man in his   Read more ...

Teenagers arrested after huge blaze at former bank building by Tom Martin (September 2020)

THREE teenagers  have  been arrested after a huge blaze destroyed a former bank building in Skelmersdale.The fire erupted at the old Co-op premises   Read more ...

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

This week, REAL news about the extension of driving licence automatic renewal when licences expire between 1st February and 31st December 2020. The   Read more ...

Sorry, Elon - but the most ‘on trend’ motors of the year are not electric! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

SORRY, Elon. The most on-trend motors of the year are both flyweight two-seaters – and neither of them are electric.  Electric car evangelists might   Read more ...

Spyder is the world’s fastest car! by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

PORSCHE now makes the fastest car in the world – and all it took was a 16-year-old schoolgirl who likes hanging out with her mates and eating pizzas   Read more ...

Author signs copies of new children's book by Tom Martin (September 2020)

A SKELMERSDALE writer has held a book signing after she published a children’s bookl set in Blackpool.Susan Brownrigghas penned ‘Gracie Fairshaw and   Read more ...

Police Commissioner visits Skem station to see how major revamp is taking shape by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

LANCASHIRE Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has visited Skelmersdale police station to see how work on a major refurbishment is starting   Read more ...

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