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Ormskirk MotorFest needs volunteer marshals, apply now!

The Ormskirk MotorFest returns on Sunday 26th August and organisers are looking for volunteer marshals to join in the fun and help make this wonderful event go smoothly. The event is one of the North-West’s biggest free family events and it is expected that thousands of people will come to Ormskirk to enjoy the free motoring extravaganza. With more than

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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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United Utilities set to impose hosepipe ban

United Utilities has announced that it will have to impose a hosepipe ban (known as a Temporary Use Ban). This is after what is believed to be the longest heatwave since 1976. From Sunday 5th August their will be a ban for domestic customers who get their water from United Utilities, however there now follows a period of time for

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Police appeal for info after shooting in Banks on a Saturday

Local Detectives are investigating a shooting in Banks last night (Saturday, July 7th). The shooting happened at around 9:30pm on The Avenue when a car containing four men in balaclavas pulled up alongside a white Transit van. One of the occupants of the car discharged a firearm, believed to be a handgun, at the van a number of times. The

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Rescued dog, which looked like a skeleton when found, needs your help

Rescue dog Boo has had a very hard start to her life. She was cruelty dumped aged around 16 months of age. This was after she had been used as a breeding dog. After being dumped, Boo was scared, running around and was hit by a car between Liverpool and Bickerstaffe. When found, she was skeletal and was given only

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Mental health discussed on TV by Edge Hill student

Olivia Williams, The President of Edge Hill Students’ Union’s “Student Minds Society”, appeared on BBC News on Thursday June 28th to discuss the impact of mental health issues on students. The appearance was following the release of data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which shows that student suicide rates have risen by more than a fifth since a

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