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Appeal after local park play equipment set on fire

West Lancashire Borough Council is appealing for information after newly installed play equipment in a local Park was vandalised. A recently installed rope swing was set on fire in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday on 22 April. The rope swing which has proved a real favourite with local families was set alight damaging the equipment and the surface

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Scouts set to parade for St George’s Day celebrations

On Sunday 28th April, Ormskirk and District Scout groups will hold their annual St George’s Day Parade. Starting from St Anne’s school at approx 1.50pm, they will turn left onto Aughton Street and proceed up Aughton Street past Dyers Lane, Park Avenue, Queen Street and Bridge Street. The parade will continue past the traffic lights at the junction of Park Road

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Skelmersdale man jailed after getting children to perform sexual acts online

A 28-year-old Skelmersdale man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after admitting inciting children to perform sexual acts online. Mark Hughes, of Windrows, Skelmersdale, was jailed at Preston Crown Court on Thursday, April 11 2019. Police executed a warrant at Hughes’ address in September 2018 after information about suspected online sexual communication offences was provided by

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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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Ormskirk set for a fun festive 5k dash

This year will see Ormskirk hold the first annual Ormskirk 5k Santa Dash and Family Fun Run. The event is to be held at Ormskirk’s Coronation Park on 25th November. Entries for the Santa Dash are £5 each and the whole family can enter the separate Family Fun Run for a single entry of £5. Registration commences at 12pm on

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Ormskirk’s Coronation Park getting a ready for a spooktastic free event

Halloween is nearing and Ormskirk’s Coronation park is being prepared for fantastic frights and stupendous screams as scary creatures descend for Halloween on Wednesday 31 October. There will be plenty of scary goings on between 6pm and 8pm at this magnificent Halloween extravaganza, including scary walks through the woods with vampires, witches, ghosts and much more. There will be live

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Police looking for two brave lads who found body of woman in woodland in Skelmersdale

Lancashire Police are trying to trace two young boys who found the body of a woman in woodland in Skelmersdale. It is believed the boys – thought to be around 10 years old – were cycling close to Lathom High School on Summer Street at around 3pm Sunday 9th September when they saw the woman. They alerted a nearby walker

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