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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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7000 fish rescued after canal wall collapse in Melling

Barges travelling from Melling to Liverpool and the other way, may have problems getting along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal after the collapse of a culvert near to Bridge 10 (Holmes Swing Bridge). O ver 7,000 fish have been rescued following a collapsed culvert beneath the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Melling. L&L Fish Rescue Engineers were called out following

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Why was it so smoky and hazy in West Lancs on Wednesday?

On Wednesday, West Lancs seemed to be quite smoky and hazy but it was not just the heat making the haze, it was intermingled with smoke. Two fires have been raging on moorlands, one in Rivington and one on Saddleworth Moor. These fires have seen smoke rise up miles in the sky and have caused people to evacuate their homes.

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Here is how to get free bike hire during Bike Week

Bike hire scheme Bike & Go is encouraging people to try out cycling during this month’s Bike Week by offering free rentals to new subscribers. The scheme, which has bike hire facilities on offer at 21 train stations across the Merseyrail network – including Ormskirk – will make bike rental free during Bike Week to all those who register between

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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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This is why part of Ormskirk was cordoned off

Drivers found part of Ormskirk covered in police tape on Saturday morning. Roads around the Civic Centre were closed as police started their investigations. A Lancashire Police spokesperson said : “We were called at 02:45 hours on Saturday 28th April to reports of an assault‎ outside the Horse Shoe Inn on Southport Road, Ormskirk. “Two men – one is his

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