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Gang who set up Burscough cannabis farm jailed for 35 years

Members of a Vietnamese gang which made hundreds of thousands of pounds in a sophisticated cannabis farm operation operating across the north west have been jailed for over 35 years. The gang used false identities and fraudulent documents to rent dozens of properties before turning them into cannabis farms. ‘Gardeners’ would then be employed to visit the houses and tend

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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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Police appeal for information after stabbing in Skelmersdale on Sunday

Lancashire Police are appealing for information after a 26-year-old male was stabbed. The incident happened at around 4:30pm on Sunday, November 11th. The victim was attacked with a knife on The Winsters, sustaining wounds to his knee, arm and torso. After the incident he made his way to the Premier Store on the same street, where they called for medical

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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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Want a rally good Christmas idea?

Ormskirk and District Motor Club (ODMC) has just announced details of a special training course taking place in January. This is ideal for novices wanting to get into Motorsport. At just £35, the course, which is being subsidised by the club, is a fantastic way to get into the sport and economical as a Christmas gift for budding rally entrants

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Local hairdressing team pickup a Royal award, a first for Merseyside and hairdressing

Andrew Collinge Hairdressing has been honoured for its commitment to upskilling its workforce with a 2018 Princess Royal Training Award. Ormskirk salon Senior Style Director Jane Wood was present when Chairman and Creative Director Andrew Collinge personally received the award from HRH Princess Anne at an awards ceremony in St James’s Palace recently. The prestigious awards honour UK employers for

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