Thieves use sledgehammers to break into garage

Police were called on Sunday 11th August at around 7.05am to reports of a burglary at Halsall Garage in Halsall Road.  Around 12.30am on Sunday, a number of offenders broke into the building using sledgehammers. The thieves took a quantity of cigarettes, alcohol and cash before making off from the scene.  The garage was closed at the time of the

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Ormskirk’s Coronation Park amongst best in country

West Lancashire Borough Council staff and local volunteers have been praised by experts who have judged Coronation Park in Ormskirk to be among the best in the country. The park has retained the Green Flag Award for the 12th successive year after undergoing a rigorous assessment by judges from Keep Britain Tidy, which co-ordinates the Green Flag Awards scheme. Click

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A new magical Harry Potter cafe and shop has opened just for muggles in Ormskirk

The recently opened Mandrakes Cafe, has always been there for witches and wizards to enjoy for many years. The former cafe, Paris in Town, was a cover for this magical experience. When two friends collaborated, they were able to conjure a spell to lift the shield hiding the magical world of mandrakes from muggles.  Mandrakes A Magical Experience in Ormskirk The Hogworts

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Teenager chased by gang and stabbed in Skelmersdale

Section 60 powers were in place overnight after a teenager suffered stab wounds in Skelmersdale on Monday 29th July. Police were called at 5.20pm to reports a 17-year-old male had suffered wounds to his arm and legs. It is believed he had been chased from Bearncroft by a group of teenagers before he was attacked. The teenager has been taken

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Armed robbery at local farm sees man shot

Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was shot and firearms stolen during an armed robbery in Aughton. Police were called around 9.40pm on Sunday, July 28 to a report a man had been injured during a robbery at a farm on Back Lane. Officers, including armed police, attended the address and found the man, 65, had been shot

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Don’t let your summer holidays be ruined by a bike thief – ‘Lock it or lose it’ say police

Lancashire Police are informing cyclists about bike security #Lock it or lose it Last year over £1.8m of bicycles were stolen in Lancashire. Cyclists often make it easy for a thief to steal their bike by locking them inadequately or leaving them insecure. Bicycle theft IS preventable and there are steps you can take to stop it happening to you. 

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