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Here is how to get free bike hire during Bike Week

Bike hire scheme Bike & Go is encouraging people to try out cycling during this month’s Bike Week by offering free rentals to new subscribers. The scheme, which has bike hire facilities on offer at 21 train stations across the Merseyrail network – including Ormskirk – will make bike rental free during Bike Week to all those who register between

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Scarecrow festival to premiere in July

July will see a new scarecrow festival tale place in Burscough. Organisers are hoping that the general public and local businesses will embrace the event. With businesses being charged £10 and local residents being charged £5, it is priced for all to join in. But how do you join in? Entry forms can be collected from 10 Hesketh Road or

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Murdered teenager to be remembered as Ellen’s Garden nears completion

College student Ellen Higginbottom will be remembered by Winstanley College as a stone has been placed in a garden created for the nature-lover. Winstanley has been working closely with Ellen’s family and the plans have quietly come together over the past few months to create a garden which Ellen would have treasured. Ellen’s Garden is situated close to the front

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Tolls could be ‘illegal’ on Mersey Gateway Bridge

A lawyer has suggested that millions of toll payments paid for crossing the new £600m Mersey Gateway Bridge may have to be refunded following a legal test case. A driver was found not to be liable to pay the £2 toll as Halton Council had not specified the fee correctly, according to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT). Halton Council also

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NHS bans common items from prescriptions

The NHS has recently banned some “over the counter” remedies in a major cost-cutting plan. NHS England officials have ruled that items such as paracetamol, cold treatments, cough mixture, eye drops, laxatives and sun creams are among a range of products that will not be routinely prescribed. This is part of proposals to rein in prescriptions for medicines for some

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Burscough cricket club bowl over walkers with new path

Burscough Cricket Club have announced the opening of the path from the canal tow path to School Lane, giving access to new walking routes in the area. The club would like to thank the Parish Council, West Lancs Council, Tesco Bags for help and the whole community for supporting them. The path is a classed as a grassed country route,

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Egg-citing activities for the kids this Easter

There is lots of fun for the families to enjoy this Easter at the Chapel Gallery Ormskirk and The Tree House Sandy Centre Skelmersdale. On Tuesday 3 April and Friday 6 April, from 11am–3pm, children can enjoy free exciting Easter themed making activities at the Tree House on Sandy Centre. Please book to be sure of a place 07860 617353.

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