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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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Council begin consultation on community transport budget – Have your say

Lancashire County Council has started to consult with local people on their proposals to reduce the budget which supports community transport services.  The council’s cabinet agreed in January 2018 to reduce the community transport budget to contribute to savings needed to meet a forecasted funding gap of £144m in 2021/22. Community transport in Lancashire is provided for people who are

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What’s brown, green, blue and grey and set to change soon?

Bins! That’s what is set to change. Soon West Lancs residents will have four bins to put out, but only if the pay for the garden waste brown bin. From 12 March 2018, West Lancs residents can sign up and pay online for the collection of garden waste. The cost is £30 per year for one garden bin to be emptied, however you

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‘Homeless’ man has left the bus shelter and it is all clean

We have been informed that the man who was ‘living’ in the bus shelter in Bickerstaffe has moved on. The male was spotted living in the bus shelter during the previous month and it raised concerns among drivers and passers by. Many people stopped to hand cash, clothes and food to the man, but it was never made clear whether

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Ormskirk to ‘time hop’ back to the 12th Century in May

A medieval festival is set to take place in Ormskirk’s Coronation Park on the weekend of 12th & 13th May. It will bring to life the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the past as Historia Normanis transport visitors back to the 12th century. There will be themed displays, demonstrations and activities and the park will be packed with Knights,

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Tolls could be ‘illegal’ on Mersey Gateway Bridge

A lawyer has suggested that millions of toll payments paid for crossing the new £600m Mersey Gateway Bridge may have to be refunded following a legal test case. A driver was found not to be liable to pay the £2 toll as Halton Council had not specified the fee correctly, according to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT). Halton Council also

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New parking charges for Ormskirk Town Centre

Our West Lancashire (OWL) have recently posted about proposed changes to the parking costs in Ormskirk Town Centre. Their post says, Notice of the upcoming parking charge changes has been given, the details are clearly visible in the text images. What do you think? Those who would like to object to it, including retailers and those with a commercial interest

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