Category Archives: children

Christmas comes early for Ormskirk customers

Bike hire scheme Bike & Go is bringing Christmas early to its Ormskirk customers – by giving them free bike hire every Tuesday between December 4 and January 15. The offer, which covers every Tuesday except Christmas Day and is open to all subscribers, is worth almost £23, and provides an opportunity to escape the Christmas madness while enjoying some

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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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Ormskirk set for a fun festive 5k dash

This year will see Ormskirk hold the first annual Ormskirk 5k Santa Dash and Family Fun Run. The event is to be held at Ormskirk’s Coronation Park on 25th November. Entries for the Santa Dash are £5 each and the whole family can enter the separate Family Fun Run for a single entry of £5. Registration commences at 12pm on

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Ormskirk’s Coronation Park getting a ready for a spooktastic free event

Halloween is nearing and Ormskirk’s Coronation park is being prepared for fantastic frights and stupendous screams as scary creatures descend for Halloween on Wednesday 31 October. There will be plenty of scary goings on between 6pm and 8pm at this magnificent Halloween extravaganza, including scary walks through the woods with vampires, witches, ghosts and much more. There will be live

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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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Police looking for two brave lads who found body of woman in woodland in Skelmersdale

Lancashire Police are trying to trace two young boys who found the body of a woman in woodland in Skelmersdale. It is believed the boys – thought to be around 10 years old – were cycling close to Lathom High School on Summer Street at around 3pm Sunday 9th September when they saw the woman. They alerted a nearby walker

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Eyes to the skies between 11th -14th August for a heavenly firework display

It’s coming up to the Perseid meteor shower which is the best display of the year. It usually peaks on a moonless summer night in the UK from 11th August until 14th August. This year coincides with a new moon so it should be a better display than usual. Your best window of observation is from a few hours after

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