Monthly Archives: June 2018

Mental health discussed on TV by Edge Hill student

Olivia Williams, The President of Edge Hill Students’ Union’s “Student Minds Society”, appeared on BBC News on Thursday June 28th to discuss the impact of mental health issues on students. The appearance was following the release of data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which shows that student suicide rates have risen by more than a fifth since a

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Rivington Pike and Winter Hill on fire and smoke can be seen for miles

Bolton Mountain Rescue Team are currently deployed along with Lancashire Fire and Rescue service and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service tackling a large moorland fire. The blaze is in the vicinity of the Pigeon Tower and Rivington Pike. People are advised to avoid the area from Pike Cottage to Lower House Car Park areas for their own safety and

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7000 fish rescued after canal wall collapse in Melling

Barges travelling from Melling to Liverpool and the other way, may have problems getting along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal after the collapse of a culvert near to Bridge 10 (Holmes Swing Bridge). O ver 7,000 fish have been rescued following a collapsed culvert beneath the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Melling. L&L Fish Rescue Engineers were called out following

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Why was it so smoky and hazy in West Lancs on Wednesday?

On Wednesday, West Lancs seemed to be quite smoky and hazy but it was not just the heat making the haze, it was intermingled with smoke. Two fires have been raging on moorlands, one in Rivington and one on Saddleworth Moor. These fires have seen smoke rise up miles in the sky and have caused people to evacuate their homes.

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24/7 challenge accepted in West Lancs for Cancer Research

What lasts 7 days…involves 25 hours of high intensity exercise and is attracting a growing number of West Lancashire gym goers, whose aim is not only raise their heart rate… but also to raise as much money as possible to help the fight against Cancer? The ‘24/7 challenge’! Labelled as ‘exhausting’ and slightly ‘insane’ by participants in its previous editions,

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Street pastor punched in face, police issue cctv image of man they would like to speak to.

Local Police officers would like to speak to this man after an elderly woman was assaulted following an altercation between two groups in Ormskirk recently. The assault happened between 10:50pm and 11pm on Saturday June 16th in the Wheatsheaf car park off Railway Road. Two groups of men were arguing and throwing bricks at each other when the victim tried

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