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Local man who attempted two post office robberies jailed for five years

A 21-year-old male from Ormskirk was sentenced to five years in jail at Preston Crown Court. Adam Jones admitting to the offences of attempted robbery and two offences of possessing an imitation firearm in Ormskirk and Burscough earlier this year.  On July 19th 2019 between 3pm and 3.30pm a man wearing dark clothing entered the Post Office in County Road,

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Police appeal for information about missing local teenager Tasharn AMU, last seen in Southport

Local Police Officers are currently seeking the whereabouts of a vulnerable child called Tasharn AMU. She was last seen in the Southport area but currently lives in West Lancashire. She was last seen on Friday 30th August at approximately 6.50pm, on Chapel Street, Southport. She does have links to the Greenwich area of London and police think she could have

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Teenager pleads not guilty to murder in Parbold of Alex Davies

A teenager from Chorley has pleaded not guilty to murder following the death of 18-year-old Alex Davies in Parbold in May 2019. Police said that Alex, from Skelmersdale, had been stabbed and suffocated when his body was found in woodlands by a dog walker on Parbold Hill in May. The defendant, who cannot be named because of his age, entered

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Ormskirk’s Coronation Park amongst best in country

West Lancashire Borough Council staff and local volunteers have been praised by experts who have judged Coronation Park in Ormskirk to be among the best in the country. The park has retained the Green Flag Award for the 12th successive year after undergoing a rigorous assessment by judges from Keep Britain Tidy, which co-ordinates the Green Flag Awards scheme. Click

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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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Teenager chased by gang and stabbed in Skelmersdale

Section 60 powers were in place overnight after a teenager suffered stab wounds in Skelmersdale on Monday 29th July. Police were called at 5.20pm to reports a 17-year-old male had suffered wounds to his arm and legs. It is believed he had been chased from Bearncroft by a group of teenagers before he was attacked. The teenager has been taken

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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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