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Police appeal for info after major damage to canal Bridge

Police are requesting assistance to identify the individuals involved in offences of aggravated UTMV ( Unlawful/unauthorised Taking of a Motor Vehicle) and Criminal Damage. The incident occurred at Rimmer’s Bridge, Green’s Lane, near Ormskirk, West Lancashire. Offenders used a stolen JCB from the site to cause the damage shown in the images. It is believed to have occurred between 3.45pm

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Woman sadly dies following serious collision on M58

Police were called around 10.10am on January 8 following reports of an accident involving a Mercedes lorry, a Ford Transit van and two cars, an Audi and a Ford Fiesta. The collision happened in queuing traffic following an earlier incident on the M58 in which two people, a 50-year-old woman and a 14-year-old boy, sadly died. The driver of the

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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 musician to be part of BBC Music Day

Local musician David Hughes will be performing in Liverpool as part of the BBC Music Day on Friday. The Ormskirk-based musician known as Charity Shop Pop will be taking to the stage as part of a free festival. Commuters at Liverpool Central station will be treated to music from the region’s best emerging artists on Friday 28th September courtesy of

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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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