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Close the windows, it’s Flying Ants Day!

Flying Ants Day has arrived in Ormskirk and surrounding areas such as Burscough. People will start to take cover as thousands of insects take to the skies in hordes. The day occasion occurs when the insects sprout their wings and head off on a ‘nuptial flight”. The ants fly off to hunt for a mate, before settling in a new

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A 20-year-old man has been charged after two attempted robberies at Post Offices. Detectives launched an investigation after the two attempted post office robberies on Friday, July 18th. The first happened between 3pm and 3:30pm when a man entered County Road post office and made a demand for money brandishing a firearm. He left the scene having failed to get

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Two local post offices targeted by man with firearm

Local detectives are appealing for information after two attempted post office robberies in West Lancashire. The first happened between 3pm and 3:30pm this afternoon (Friday, July 19th) when a white man wearing dark clothing entered County Road post office and made a demand for money brandishing a firearm. He left the scene having failed to steal anything. At around 4.10pm

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Local Scouts set to ‘Explore’ the world this summer

The summer holidays are about to get underway and some of our local scouts will be setting off to three continents to represent Ormskirk and District Scouts at some big events. Five Explorer Scouts will be heading off to America to represent West Lancashire at the 24th World Scout Jamboree. This once in a lifetime opportunity will last three weeks

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Police launch murder investigation after kidnapped and tortured man found in West Lancs

Detectives in West Midlands have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man three months after he was kidnapped from his Birmingham home, tortured and found in West Lancashire. CCTV released by West Midlands Police Polish national Tomasz Samel, aged 45, was taken from his home on Raleigh Close, Handsworth, in a white van by men police are now

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Police appeal for help after man attacked with knife near a school

Local Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured with a knife in broad daylight in Skelmersdale. At about 12.30pm, Tuesday, July 2nd, Police were called by the ambulance service after they had attended a report of a man in his early 50s. The man had suffered a knife injury to his head on Windrows, Skelmersdale during

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Ormskirk residents unable to park in road after hike appears

Residents who live on Marians Drive at the Heskin Lane end came home from work on Thursday to find that they could not drive down the road to their homes. Work has began on replacing a gas main and residents have found that the road is closed and there is a long hole in the road with barriers. One resident

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