Monthly Archives: June 2019

Ormskirk residents unable to park in road after hike appears

Residents who live on Marians Drive at the Heskin Lane end came home from work on Thursday to find that they could not drive down the road to their homes. Work has began on replacing a gas main and residents have found that the road is closed and there is a long hole in the road with barriers. One resident

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Police appeal for witnesses after daylight knifepoint robbery

Local Police are appealing for witnesses after a knifepoint robbery on Monday afternoon. Around 3.20pm Monday, June 24th, a 36-year-old man was walking with another man in Firbeck, Skelmersdale when they were approached by two men on the footpath close to the dentist surgery. One of the men was carrying a knife and threatened the victim demanding cash. The 36-year-old

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2019 Gingerbread Festival planning to be a success

Sunday 14th July sees the popular Gingerbread Festival return to Ormskirk and Committee members from Ormskirk Community Partnership are busily making the final preparations. Ormskirk Community Partnership founded the Gingerbread Festival in 2016, when it was held on a Saturday alongside the traditional market.Organised with assistance from the council, 2018 saw the increasingly successful festival move to a Sunday, where

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Skelmersdale man who stabbed friend 14 times in frenzied attack jailed

​A MAN who carried out a frenzied and unprovoked knife attack on his friend has been jailed for ten years. David Heaton stabbed Connor Horne with a kitchen knife multiple times at an address on Helmsdale in Skelmersdale. The man who led the investigation said were it not for the efforts of paramedics at the scene Mr Horne would have

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Blister Sisters raise over £21,000 for Cancer Research UK

Sunday 16th June saw a team of 62 people take part in the Race for Life at Aintree Racecourse. The team of friends, relatives and family were called the “Blister Sisters” and have so far raised over £21,000 for Cancer Research UK.   The team was set up by Laura Moss, who was diagnosed with Duodenal Cancer in October 2018 and is currently receiving chemotherapy.  Laura wanted

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Have you seen Josie and Phillip, family and friends concerned for their welfare.

Family and friends are concerned for the welfare of a vulnerable adult. Josie Lowe and Phillip Lowe were due to meet someone at 10-10.30am today (Saturday June 15th). They failed to show. Josie (red coat in picture) has dementia and has been reported to Lancashire Police as missing vulnerable person.  If you have any information or have spotted Josie and

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Police appeal to find Skelmersdale man in relation to assault, theft and criminal damage

Local Police are appealing for information on Michael Bullen. The 43-year-Old, of Wheatacre, Skelmersdale, is wanted by police in relation to an assault, theft and criminal damage which occurred in Skelmersdale on May 5th. A man forced his way into an address, causing damage to the property, before assaulting the female occupant. He is also alleged to have stolen a

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