Category Archives: Burscough news

The Ship At Lathom closed due to fire

Popular canal side pub The Ship At Lathom has taken to Facebook to break some bad news regarding a fire. Their post reads: Unfortunately we have had some really bad news overnight. At around 3am a fire started in our kitchen at The Ship. An initial inspection by fire officers looks like an electrical fault is the cause. This has

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Burscough burglar who defecated on patio sentenced to 52 months in jail.

A 52-year-old man from Burscough has been sentenced today to 52 months in prison. Robert Owen was found guilty accused of attempt burglary and burglary. At approximately 03:30pm on 29th January 2018 Robert Owen entered the rear garden of an address on Colburn Close, Burscough. He attempted to gain entry via the rear patio doors, he was unsuccessful but caused

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Gang who set up Burscough cannabis farm jailed for 35 years

Members of a Vietnamese gang which made hundreds of thousands of pounds in a sophisticated cannabis farm operation operating across the north west have been jailed for over 35 years. The gang used false identities and fraudulent documents to rent dozens of properties before turning them into cannabis farms. ‘Gardeners’ would then be employed to visit the houses and tend

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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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