Category Archives: Travel News

Does something need to be done about this Ormskirk accident hotspot?

A local resident has started a consultation to try to reduce the number of accidents on the County Road/A59 in Ormskirk. The junctions by the Fiveways pub and the Hayfield Pub are well know accident hotspots, whilst the junction by Yew Tree Lane is also problematic. In December 2017 69-year-old John Roberts died after a crash involving a his BMW

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Bridge closure in Burscough could cause problems for weeks

School Lane and Carr Lane will be closed for around four weeks whilst gas repairs are carried out. The bridge over the Liverpool to Leeds canal will be inaccessible as there is a large hole in a road leading up to it. A post on Facebook Group Burscough Community Forum has implied quite a few drivers are ignoring the road

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Ormskirk man charged with attempted murder

Ormskirk was shocked on Monday after finding out that a road closure was due to a suspected attempted murder. Police confirmed later on Monday that they had arrested a 62-year-old-man for suspected attempted murder. The incident saw Aughton Street closed for over three hours after a Citroen DS car mounted the pavement and rammed a female pedestrian. The woman, in

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Man arrested in Ormskirk on suspicion of attempted murder

Local Police were called Monday 23rd July after recieving reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian on Aughton Street, Ormskirk at 10.16am. The car – a Citroen DS3, mounted the pavement, colliding with the woman. The woman, in her 60s, suffered injuries to her lower body and has been taken to Aintree Hospital. Her injuries are not

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Police close road in Ormskirk

Local Police have closed part of Aughton Street after what appears to have been an incident near to the Queens Inn public house. Police have blocked off the road and are diverting traffic away and around the scene. We are getting reports that the Police may have arrested someone at the scene but we haven’t had this confirmed yet. We

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Going on holiday? Then why not register your alarm for free for peace of mind

Everyone looks forward to going on holiday, but there is always the nagging feeling that your alarm might be going off and annoying the neighbours. Well West Lancs Borough Council can give you some peace of mind with a totally free service. They recommend that you register your intruder alarm with the Police and also with the Council so that

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Lancashire fire service ask public to stay away from Winter Hill

With the fine weather set to continue for the next few days, Lancashire Fire and Rescue have retweeted an image showing the area they need people to stay away from. @BoltonMRT have provided an image showing the area which the public should avoid. This us not just for public safety but to help maintain the progress they have made in

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