Monthly Archives: June 2018

Celebrate Armed Forces Day in Ormskirk

Monday 25th June will see West Lancashire honour the service and sacrifices made by our armed forces at a special event to commemorate Armed Forces Day. The Ministry of Defence flag will be raised at the War Memorial in Coronation Park in Ormskirk. The ceremony will be attended by service veterans; Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire Mrs Gail Stanley; the Mayor

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Save the date! Ormskirk 10k is on

It has just been announced that the popular Ormskirk 10k event will be taking place on September 23rd. The start and finish will be from Ormskirk Cricket Club. Last years event saw over 260 people take part, with the winner Dan Jones finishing in 34.54. Whether you are a speed demon or just want to prove to yourself that you

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Local man admits making a threat to kill MP Rosie Cooper

A jury heard that an alleged member of a banned neo Nazi group has admitted planning to murder a Labour MP in an act of what he termed “white jihad”. Jack Renshaw, 23, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to preparing an act of terrorism by buying a machete to kill West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper. He also admitted making

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Skelmersdale pensioner sentenced over importing child sex doll

A man has been sentenced for importing a child sex doll. On Friday June 8th, Douglas Charnock, of Greenway Close, Skelmersdale, admitted an offence of improper importation of an indecent / obscene article as well as possession of more than 6,000 indecent images of children. He pleaded guilty in April and was sentenced at Preston Crown Court in what is the

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Police appeal for help in finding teenager wanted for assault and robbery

Lancashire Police are appealing for help in locating Joel Maguire, aged 17, from Skelmersdale . He is wanted for a Serious DV Assault and Robbery. He is described as white, approximately 5ft7 with dark brown hair and a slim build . He is known to have links to both Tanhouse and Digmoor areas of Skelmersdale. Police are keen to find

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Youth to perform modern take on a Shakespearean classic

The Rose Youth Theatre will present A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Geoff Bamber on Saturday July 21st 2018. They will be performing at 2.30pm and 7.00pm at Edge Hill’s Rose Theatre and if previous performances are to go by, then this should be another show not to miss. The cast will be showing how the preparations are under way for

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Here is how to get free bike hire during Bike Week

Bike hire scheme Bike & Go is encouraging people to try out cycling during this month’s Bike Week by offering free rentals to new subscribers. The scheme, which has bike hire facilities on offer at 21 train stations across the Merseyrail network – including Ormskirk – will make bike rental free during Bike Week to all those who register between

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