Scouts set to parade for St George’s Day celebrations

On Sunday 28th April, Ormskirk and District Scout groups will hold their annual St George’s Day Parade. Starting from St Anne’s school at approx 1.50pm, they will turn left onto Aughton Street and proceed up Aughton Street past Dyers Lane, Park Avenue, Queen Street and Bridge Street. The parade will continue past the traffic lights at the junction of Park Road

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Skelmersdale man jailed after getting children to perform sexual acts online

A 28-year-old Skelmersdale man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after admitting inciting children to perform sexual acts online. Mark Hughes, of Windrows, Skelmersdale, was jailed at Preston Crown Court on Thursday, April 11 2019. Police executed a warrant at Hughes’ address in September 2018 after information about suspected online sexual communication offences was provided by

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Ormskirk Police Station to reopen for 12 months whilst Skelmersdale Station is modernised

Due to the age and condition of Skelmersdale Police Station it is no longer fit for purpose and as such is having to be upgraded and modernised. Work is expected to begin from the start of June 2019. The investment in the new station is a positive move for the residents and community of Skelmersdale and the local areas. The

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Ormskirk man wins Euromillions in February but only just noticed!

It’s something that we all dream of, winning the lottery, but a local man has just announced that he has won the Euromillions from a draw in February. The lucky male, believed to be in his forties, received an email from the National Lottery after the draw in February informing him he had won a prize, but it had gone

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Police appeal for help after two stabbed in Skem in broad daylight

Local Police are appealing for information after two men were stabbed in Skelmersdale on Saturday 30th March. Police were called around 12.45pm after two men were found with stab wounds in Southway close to the job centre. It is believed the pair, both in their early 20s, had been attacked near the subway between the CoOp Building and Eskdale. One

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Burscough company creating new role after answering one million calls

A fast-growing professional call answering business is creating a brand-new national sales management role, to support the business’ rapid expansion and the launch of a ‘Live Chat’ service. Burscough based Face for Business provides companies across the UK with telephone answering and messaging services. Recent success has seen the company answer its one millionth call, whilst celebrating its 5th anniversary.

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Ormskirk man jailed for attempted murder of estranged wife

A former parish councillor has been jailed for 12 years after the attempted murder of his estranged wife in July 2018. Mark Gibbons, 62, of Bold Lane, Ormskirk, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after he admitted deliberately driving a vehicle at his estranged partner in July last year. He was also given an extended licence of three

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