Category Archives: aughton

Ormskirk school girl set to be a calendar girl for Christmas

An Aughton schoolgirl has launched her annual appeal for hundreds of advent calendars to cheer up children who are undergoing cancer treatment in hospital this Christmas. Six-year-old Ava Stokes and her family came up with the idea to donate advent calendars to Alder Hey and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospitals after their own personal experience. At the age of 19 months,

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Local landmarks to be lit up pink and here is why

West Lancs will show its support to parents who have suffered the sad loss of a baby. West Lancashire Borough Council is arranging for Ormskirk Clock Tower and the Lightcube in Skelmersdale structures to be lit up between dusk and dawn during Baby Loss Awareness Week from 9-15 October 2018. Baby loss occurs in many forms, including miscarriage, termination of

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Ormskirk musician to be part of BBC Music Day

Local musician David Hughes will be performing in Liverpool as part of the BBC Music Day on Friday. The Ormskirk-based musician known as Charity Shop Pop will be taking to the stage as part of a free festival. Commuters at Liverpool Central station will be treated to music from the region’s best emerging artists on Friday 28th September courtesy of

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Police make arrest after Concourse stabbing

On the morning of Thursday 20th September, Skelmersdale police officers arrested an 19-year-old male from the Liverpool Area. This was in connection with the stabbing outside the Concourse Shopping on 28th June 2018. As part of this arrest another 19-year-old male was also located who was wanted for a Prison Recall. On Friday 21st September police officers made a stop/search

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Ormskirk 10k a runaway success

The people of Ormskirk cheered, clapped and encouraged the three hundred plus runners taking part in the 10k race on Sunday 23rd September. The race started at Ormskirk Cricket Club and the runners made their way out of the cricket ground and along Altys Lane, onto Catherine’s Lane, then Poppy Lane before heading down Scarth Hill to run another loop

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Is this the start of a new medical centre, pharmacy and store in Aughton?

The Leylandii trees around the former playing fields of Mount Carmel preparation school in Aughton Park Drive, Aughton have been removed and only stumps remain. In November 2015 West Lancashire Borough Council approved planning permission by McComb Property Co to build a pharmacy, medical centre and convenience store on the unused playing fields. Aughton Surgery are planning to move into

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Houses, houses and more houses in new revised Local Plan

West Lancashire Borough Council has put a revised Local Plan out for consultation. The plans show a huge increase in housing and will affect some of the best farming land and green belt in the heart of West Lancashire. The revised thirty year plan proposed by the Labour administration will see swathes of prime farming land turned into housing estates.

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