Category Archives: west lancs

The Ship At Lathom closed due to fire

Popular canal side pub The Ship At Lathom has taken to Facebook to break some bad news regarding a fire. Their post reads: Unfortunately we have had some really bad news overnight. At around 3am a fire started in our kitchen at The Ship. An initial inspection by fire officers looks like an electrical fault is the cause. This has

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Rugby player attacked with bottle outside Ormskirk nightclub

Southport Rugby player Katie Macdonald ended up in hospital after being attacked outside popular Ormskirk nightclub Alpine. The incident happened at around 1.30am on Friday 18th January whilst the Edge Hill student was out enjoying time with friends. Scrum half Katie was out with some of her friends but after she left them, she was hit with a bottle during

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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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Police chase teenagers causing nuisance on motorbikes around Skelmersdale

Police responded to calls, Sunday January 13th, after reports that a group of teenagers on motorcycles were causing a nuisance and driving dangerously in and around Skelmersdale. Police offices traced them to Pimbo Industrial Estate where they attacked a police car with rocks and smashed a window. Thankfully no officers were injured. Whilst further colleagues were making their way to

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Family mourn loss of “brave boy” in M58 crash

Lancashire Police have released the name of the teenager who died in the collision on the M58. Pontville pupil Joe Cairns from Radcliffe, Greater Manchester died alongside staff member Anne Kerr in the collision. Joe’s mum and dad Steph and Andy Cairns have paid the following tribute to him “Joe, my brave boy, a true fighter with a heart of

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Family pay tribute to mum of two who died in M58 crash

Police officers are continuing their investigation into the two collisions on the M58 and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. The first incident happened on the morning of Tuesday, January 8th at around 9am close to junction 3 of the M58 westbound at Bickerstaffe. This first incident was involving a HGV, a minibus and a number of other

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