Category Archives: lancashire

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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Local man admits making a threat to kill MP Rosie Cooper

A jury heard that an alleged member of a banned neo Nazi group has admitted planning to murder a Labour MP in an act of what he termed “white jihad”. Jack Renshaw, 23, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to preparing an act of terrorism by buying a machete to kill West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper. He also admitted making

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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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Crash in Burscough causes road closure and gridlock

The A59 has been closed between Red Cat Lane and Orrell Lane in Burscough after a crash involving a motorbike and a van. The crash near the Tesco roundabout happened at around 11am. An air ambulance was sent to the scene but thankfully was not needed as the biker was taken by ambulance to Aintree Hospital Lancashire Police are urging drivers to

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Smokers warned to not use cigarette bins in Lancs pub

People wanting to have a smoke in a pub in Lancashire will have to find somewhere else to stub out their cigarettes. The Scotch Piper pub, which is the oldest pub in Lancashire, has yearly visitors to one of its cigarette bins. Staff have put signs up in preparation of the birds reading “STOP!! lil birds inside”. The cigarette bin

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