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Want a rally good Christmas idea?

Ormskirk and District Motor Club (ODMC) has just announced details of a special training course taking place in January. This is ideal for novices wanting to get into Motorsport. At just £35, the course, which is being subsidised by the club, is a fantastic way to get into the sport and economical as a Christmas gift for budding rally entrants

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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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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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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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What are your views on the new innovative Local Plan?

West Lancashire Borough Council is set to consider an innovative new Local Plan at their meeting on 11th September. This is the first draft of this extremely important document to be considered by the Council’s Cabinet. Some of the proposed ideas include a Skelmersdale Rail Link, three new Garden Villages and a Logistics Park near the M58. Cabinet members are

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Date for Ormskirk Christmas lights revealed and it may surprise you!

Christmas is coming up so quickly and soon it will be time for the lights to be switched on. This year Ormskirk will be having more lights than usual after winning a competition to brighten up the town. West Lancs Borough Council have decided to move the Christmas light switch on from the traditional Friday night to a Sunday afternoon.

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