Category Archives: children

Burscough OAP jailed for historic sexual assaults against young girls

A pensioner from Burscough has been jailed after a trial at Preston Crown Court. The 75-year-old was found guilty of a string of sexual assaults against children dating back more than 30 years. George Gutcher, of Manor Avenue, Burscough, was convicted of 17 charges of indecent assault . The charges relate to three female victims and happened between 1980s and

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Young dancer takes first steps towards to West End shows

A young lad from Skelmersdale has successfully auditioned for Stage box musical theatre company and secured a place to be on their elite team. Bradley West, from Base Dance Performing Arts, auditioned for Stage box in June, going through a rigorous and competitive audition process. Stage box only accepts 25 Juniors & 25 Seniors into their Elite Team programme and

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Celebrate Armed Forces Day in Ormskirk

Monday 25th June will see West Lancashire honour the service and sacrifices made by our armed forces at a special event to commemorate Armed Forces Day. The Ministry of Defence flag will be raised at the War Memorial in Coronation Park in Ormskirk. The ceremony will be attended by service veterans; Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire Mrs Gail Stanley; the Mayor

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Save the date! Ormskirk 10k is on

It has just been announced that the popular Ormskirk 10k event will be taking place on September 23rd. The start and finish will be from Ormskirk Cricket Club. Last years event saw over 260 people take part, with the winner Dan Jones finishing in 34.54. Whether you are a speed demon or just want to prove to yourself that you

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Skelmersdale pensioner sentenced over importing child sex doll

A man has been sentenced for importing a child sex doll. On Friday June 8th, Douglas Charnock, of Greenway Close, Skelmersdale, admitted an offence of improper importation of an indecent / obscene article as well as possession of more than 6,000 indecent images of children. He pleaded guilty in April and was sentenced at Preston Crown Court in what is the

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Youth to perform modern take on a Shakespearean classic

The Rose Youth Theatre will present A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Geoff Bamber on Saturday July 21st 2018. They will be performing at 2.30pm and 7.00pm at Edge Hill’s Rose Theatre and if previous performances are to go by, then this should be another show not to miss. The cast will be showing how the preparations are under way for

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Ormskirk Medieval Weekend gets ready to take us back in time

This weekend will see hundreds of visitors descend on Coronation Park to see what life was like in the 12th century. Step back in time and find out what life was like in West Lancashire 900 years ago by coming along to the marvellous Ormskirk Medieval Festival at Coronation Park. The fabulous two-day extravaganza starts on Saturday 12 May and

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