Sad news regarding the closure of the M58

Emergency services were called at about 9am this morning to reports of a serious collision on the M58 motorway. The collision, which happened between junctions 3 and 4 Westbound, involved an HGV, a minibus and a number of other vehicles. Sadly a woman and a 14-year-old-boy, suffered injuries which proved fatal in the collision. Police cannot release further details at

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Police to stop and search people for weapons in Skem after stabbing

Police have put in place a Section 60 in Skelmersdale. This is in response to an incident reported in Ashurst last week when a male was stabbed and a further disturbance on Tanhouse Wednesday evening. A Section 60 notice enables police officers to search persons within the mapped area for weapons. This power removes the need for suspicion prior to

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Burscough burglar who defecated on patio sentenced to 52 months in jail.

A 52-year-old man from Burscough has been sentenced today to 52 months in prison. Robert Owen was found guilty accused of attempt burglary and burglary. At approximately 03:30pm on 29th January 2018 Robert Owen entered the rear garden of an address on Colburn Close, Burscough. He attempted to gain entry via the rear patio doors, he was unsuccessful but caused

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Gang who set up Burscough cannabis farm jailed for 35 years

Members of a Vietnamese gang which made hundreds of thousands of pounds in a sophisticated cannabis farm operation operating across the north west have been jailed for over 35 years. The gang used false identities and fraudulent documents to rent dozens of properties before turning them into cannabis farms. ‘Gardeners’ would then be employed to visit the houses and tend

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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 school girl set to be a calendar girl for Christmas

An Aughton schoolgirl has launched her annual appeal for hundreds of advent calendars to cheer up children who are undergoing cancer treatment in hospital this Christmas. Six-year-old Ava Stokes and her family came up with the idea to donate advent calendars to Alder Hey and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospitals after their own personal experience. At the age of 19 months,

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