Monthly Archives: April 2019

Appeal after local park play equipment set on fire

West Lancashire Borough Council is appealing for information after newly installed play equipment in a local Park was vandalised. A recently installed rope swing was set on fire in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday on 22 April. The rope swing which has proved a real favourite with local families was set alight damaging the equipment and the surface

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Simple phone call saves nearly 80,000 people a trip to hospital

Almost 80,000 people across the North West avoided an unnecessary trip to hospital last year thanks to enhanced telephone assessment and advice from the ambulance service. The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has expanded its Clinical Hub, which is a team of clinicians with various areas of expertise. These clinicians assess patients on the telephone and provide self-care advice or

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Gang who targeted Ormskirk homes for high value vehicles jailed

Seven members of a gang which targeted homes in Ormskirk and stole high performance cars in a series of burglaries have been jailed. During April and May 2017, there were a series of burglaries in the Chorley area of Lancashire during which houses were targeted that had high value, high performance vehicles parked on driveways or in front of the

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Police appeal for info after major damage to canal Bridge

Police are requesting assistance to identify the individuals involved in offences of aggravated UTMV ( Unlawful/unauthorised Taking of a Motor Vehicle) and Criminal Damage. The incident occurred at Rimmer’s Bridge, Green’s Lane, near Ormskirk, West Lancashire. Offenders used a stolen JCB from the site to cause the damage shown in the images. It is believed to have occurred between 3.45pm

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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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