Join the winning team in Ormskirk and you don’t even have to play!

Ormskirk Rugby Club, which is your local Rugby Union club, is a club with over 400 members from U6’s through to 65+. They are seeking players of all ages and abilities and also partners, sponsors and generally local businesses to help strengthen the community feeling at the club and the wider Ormskirk area. This is a thriving club with a

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Burscough OAP jailed for historic sexual assaults against young girls

A pensioner from Burscough has been jailed after a trial at Preston Crown Court. The 75-year-old was found guilty of a string of sexual assaults against children dating back more than 30 years. George Gutcher, of Manor Avenue, Burscough, was convicted of 17 charges of indecent assault . The charges relate to three female victims and happened between 1980s and

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Police appeal for info after shooting in Banks on a Saturday

Local Detectives are investigating a shooting in Banks last night (Saturday, July 7th). The shooting happened at around 9:30pm on The Avenue when a car containing four men in balaclavas pulled up alongside a white Transit van. One of the occupants of the car discharged a firearm, believed to be a handgun, at the van a number of times. The

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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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Young dancer takes first steps towards to West End shows

A young lad from Skelmersdale has successfully auditioned for Stage box musical theatre company and secured a place to be on their elite team. Bradley West, from Base Dance Performing Arts, auditioned for Stage box in June, going through a rigorous and competitive audition process. Stage box only accepts 25 Juniors & 25 Seniors into their Elite Team programme and

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Aerial picture shows the devastation on Winter Hill

The Fire and Rescue Service have declared the fire on Winter Hill a ‘major incident’ after two large-scale moorland fire converged on the West Pennine Moors above Bolton. The brave men and women of the emergency services are nearly entering their sixth day of battling the fires on Winter Hill. The fires on Winter Hill and Horrocks Farm are now

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Skelmersdale Police appeal for help after man stabbed

Police in Lancashire are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked and stabbed close to a shopping centre in Skelmersdale. Between 1.30pm and 1.50pm on Thursday (June 28), the victim, a 20-year-old man, was walking on a footbridge close to the Concourse Shopping Centre in Southway when he was approached from behind by several men. The group stabbed the

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