Monthly Archives: March 2018

NHS bans common items from prescriptions

The NHS has recently banned some “over the counter” remedies in a major cost-cutting plan. NHS England officials have ruled that items such as paracetamol, cold treatments, cough mixture, eye drops, laxatives and sun creams are among a range of products that will not be routinely prescribed. This is part of proposals to rein in prescriptions for medicines for some

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Burscough cricket club bowl over walkers with new path

Burscough Cricket Club have announced the opening of the path from the canal tow path to School Lane, giving access to new walking routes in the area. The club would like to thank the Parish Council, West Lancs Council, Tesco Bags for help and the whole community for supporting them. The path is a classed as a grassed country route,

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Egg-citing activities for the kids this Easter

There is lots of fun for the families to enjoy this Easter at the Chapel Gallery Ormskirk and The Tree House Sandy Centre Skelmersdale. On Tuesday 3 April and Friday 6 April, from 11am–3pm, children can enjoy free exciting Easter themed making activities at the Tree House on Sandy Centre. Please book to be sure of a place 07860 617353.

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Homeless man in Bickerstaffe bus shelter

We have been past the bus shelter for the past few days and the ‘homeless’ person has sometimes been there and other times not been there. He could be getting a coffee from Starbucks or there may be some other reason. We have had some people suggest he has been there at 4am in the morning and some people have

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Police appeal for help after attempted armed robbery

Police are appealing for information after an attempted armed robbery at the Post Office in Digmoor, Skelmersdale on the morning of Tuesday 27th March. Police were called at 10:10 hours to reports two men had entered the premises on Digmoor Parade and made demands for money. They originally approached from Christ the Servant church and walked around Birkrig before reaching

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Merseyrail announce opening date for Maghull North station

Rail users on the Ormskirk line and living near to Maghull will benefit from better links to the local rail network from June 2018 after the opening date for the new station was confirmed. The first services, operated by Merseyrail, will run from the new Maghull North station from the morning of Monday 18th June. Councillor Gordon Friel, Lead Member

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There may be snow bunnies for Easter

With temperatures set to plunge and snow expected to fall over the Easter weekend we could have a ‘White Easter’. With the sun shining over West Lancshire the past few days most people would be thinking that spring has finally arrived. Met Office weather forecasters say the North West coould see snowfall toward the end of this week. Easter Sunday

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