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Ormskirk man wins Euromillions in February but only just noticed!

It’s something that we all dream of, winning the lottery, but a local man has just announced that he has won the Euromillions from a draw in February. The lucky male, believed to be in his forties, received an email from the National Lottery after the draw in February informing him he had won a prize, but it had gone

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Ormskirk man jailed for attempted murder of estranged wife

A former parish councillor has been jailed for 12 years after the attempted murder of his estranged wife in July 2018. Mark Gibbons, 62, of Bold Lane, Ormskirk, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after he admitted deliberately driving a vehicle at his estranged partner in July last year. He was also given an extended licence of three

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Teenager suffers ‘major trauma’ after accident on A59 in Ormskirk

A 13-year-old boy has been taken to Liverpool’s Alder Hey hospital after yet another accident on County Road near to the Hayfield Pub. The incident happened at around 3pm and police closed the road from Southport Road to Yew Tree Lane. Ambulances and police attended the scene and an eyewitness said that they saw someone being treated on the side

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Skelmersdale couple convicted of murder

A man and woman have been convicted of murder following the death of a man in Skelmersdale. The couple have been found guilty of murdering Eamon Brady in July 2018. Deborah Andrews, 44, of Elmstead, Skelmersdale, was found guilty of murdering Eamon Brady at Preston Crown Court on Friday, February 1 following a trial. William Vaill, 37, of Evington, Skelmersdale,

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Police release CCTV images after assault on woman in Ormskirk

Police were called around 2am on Friday January 18 to Ormskirk nightclub Alpine after reports of an altercation outside the venue in Railway Road. Two men were alleged to have been fighting when a 20-year-old woman was hit in the face with a bottle. The woman suffered a broken nose and cuts to her face. She was taken to Southport

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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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