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Local schoolboy wins medals at European Championships

St Bede’s pupil, Michael Molloy, has won two Silver and a Bronze medal at the 11th WUKF Karate European Championships in Denmark. Michael has been fighting for the Great Britain Karate team at the European Championships in Odense, Denmark. The Aughton schoolboy trains under Sensi George Morrison at Kirkby Shotokan karate club. Michael is currently a second Dan black belt

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Openreach to rollout ultrafast broadband to Aughton and Ormskirk within the next few months

Openreach have announced that they are set to expand their Fibre to the premises (FTTP) gigabit capable ultrafast broadband to Aughton and Ormskirk. This is part of their national rollout, which is looking to reach four million premises across the country by March 2021. Openreach is the UK’s digital network business. They say it is their mission to provide the best

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A new magical Harry Potter cafe and shop has opened just for muggles in Ormskirk

The recently opened Mandrakes Cafe, has always been there for witches and wizards to enjoy for many years. The former cafe, Paris in Town, was a cover for this magical experience. When two friends collaborated, they were able to conjure a spell to lift the shield hiding the magical world of mandrakes from muggles.  Mandrakes A Magical Experience in Ormskirk The Hogworts

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Armed robbery at local farm sees man shot

Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was shot and firearms stolen during an armed robbery in Aughton. Police were called around 9.40pm on Sunday, July 28 to a report a man had been injured during a robbery at a farm on Back Lane. Officers, including armed police, attended the address and found the man, 65, had been shot

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Don’t let your summer holidays be ruined by a bike thief – ‘Lock it or lose it’ say police

Lancashire Police are informing cyclists about bike security #Lock it or lose it Last year over £1.8m of bicycles were stolen in Lancashire. Cyclists often make it easy for a thief to steal their bike by locking them inadequately or leaving them insecure. Bicycle theft IS preventable and there are steps you can take to stop it happening to you. 

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Close the windows, it’s Flying Ants Day!

Flying Ants Day has arrived in Ormskirk and surrounding areas such as Burscough. People will start to take cover as thousands of insects take to the skies in hordes. The day occasion occurs when the insects sprout their wings and head off on a ‘nuptial flight”. The ants fly off to hunt for a mate, before settling in a new

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Blister Sisters raise over £21,000 for Cancer Research UK

Sunday 16th June saw a team of 62 people take part in the Race for Life at Aintree Racecourse. The team of friends, relatives and family were called the “Blister Sisters” and have so far raised over £21,000 for Cancer Research UK.   The team was set up by Laura Moss, who was diagnosed with Duodenal Cancer in October 2018 and is currently receiving chemotherapy.  Laura wanted

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