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Eyes to the skies between 11th -14th August for a heavenly firework display

It’s coming up to the Perseid meteor shower which is the best display of the year. It usually peaks on a moonless summer night in the UK from 11th August until 14th August. This year coincides with a new moon so it should be a better display than usual. Your best window of observation is from a few hours after

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Skelmersdale man held on suspicion of murder after crash

Merseyside Police have confirmed that two people were arrested on Wednesday, 18 July in connection with the 2016 murder of Blake Brown. The pair, a 31-year-old man from Skelmersdale and a 37-year-old woman from Fazakerley, were arrested on Wednesday afternoon on Queens Drive in Clubmoor. The arrests occurred following a road traffic collision at around 4.20pm. The Skelmersdale man has

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United Utilities set to impose hosepipe ban

United Utilities has announced that it will have to impose a hosepipe ban (known as a Temporary Use Ban). This is after what is believed to be the longest heatwave since 1976. From Sunday 5th August their will be a ban for domestic customers who get their water from United Utilities, however there now follows a period of time for

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Rescued dog, which looked like a skeleton when found, needs your help

Rescue dog Boo has had a very hard start to her life. She was cruelty dumped aged around 16 months of age. This was after she had been used as a breeding dog. After being dumped, Boo was scared, running around and was hit by a car between Liverpool and Bickerstaffe. When found, she was skeletal and was given only

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Mental health discussed on TV by Edge Hill student

Olivia Williams, The President of Edge Hill Students’ Union’s “Student Minds Society”, appeared on BBC News on Thursday June 28th to discuss the impact of mental health issues on students. The appearance was following the release of data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which shows that student suicide rates have risen by more than a fifth since a

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7000 fish rescued after canal wall collapse in Melling

Barges travelling from Melling to Liverpool and the other way, may have problems getting along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal after the collapse of a culvert near to Bridge 10 (Holmes Swing Bridge). O ver 7,000 fish have been rescued following a collapsed culvert beneath the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Melling. L&L Fish Rescue Engineers were called out following

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Police appeal for info after mass brawl in Tarleton

Lancashire Police are appealing for information after a mass brawl outside a village pub left a woman with a fractured hip. Officers were called to the Village Inn pub, Marks Square, Tarleton at 7.30pm on Saturday, June 9th after receiving reports that a group of up to 20 people were fighting. During the brawl a woman, aged 57, was struck

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