Publication: Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser

First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Wild wetland walk opens at Martin Mere

Martin Mere has unveiled a new wetland habitat, the Wild Walk, days before the summer holidays get under way.The Wild Walk experience will take visitors on a journey through three types of wetland habitat, providing a taste of the wild reserves, which ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

105 year old Mims is star of Parbold Festival

Parbold’s oldest resident was given the privilege of opening the village’s annual festival.Euphemia Dorothy Winifried Goodger, also known as Mims, turned 105 just a few weeks ago and had the honour of receiving her second card from the Queen.Mims enjoyed ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 19 2014]
Entities: India, England
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Fundraising for Love for Leon appeal continues

Fundraising has continued for a little boy who has captured the hearts of the Ormskirk community.Leon-Paul Salamanca Walsh can neither walk nor talk, but has a smile for everyone he meets.Doctors have yet to fully diagnose the condition four-year-old ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Tarleton Landlord and landlady set to tie the knot next month

David Williams and Lindsay Bowler of the Cock and Bottle have had a beer named in their honourA Landlord and landlady of a popular West Lancashire pub are getting ready to tie the knot next month.Landlord David Williams, 47, and landlady Lindsay Bowler, ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 18 2014]
Entities: Matron, horse, Egypt
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Parents upset as Ormskirk nursery forced to close

Parents are having to find a new place for their children after an Ormskirk nursery announced its shock closure.Ducklings nursery sent an email to parents last week telling them that the nursery would be closing at the end of August because Emmanuel Church ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Skelmersdale residents angry as Whitemoss hearings postponed

Skelmersdale residents have been left confused as to why the planning inspectorate have suddenly cancelled the hearings regarding Whitemoss landfill, that were scheduled for this week.The planning inspectorate was due to hold the meetings yesterday and ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Huge solar farm planned for Aughton greenbelt land

Plans for a huge solar farm on greenbelt land in Aughton have been submitted to West Lancashire Borough Council.Residents and parish councillors have vowed to fight the proposal, which they believe will completely change the landscape of their villag ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Former sniper jailed for holding up a Co-op bank

A former Commando sniper, who held up a bank, claiming he had a gun, has been shown mercy after a judge heard of his troubled background.William Gage joined the Army aged just 16 to escape his unhappy home life but during his 11 years service saw horrific ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Graduation pictures 2014: Proud Ormskirk and Skelmersdale students celebrate their success

If you're graduating from university this month, share your photos of the day with usUniversity students across the region will see the results of their hard work pay off when they graduate this month.To celebrate, we're hoping to feature a gallery of ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 1 reports

Whitemoss protest wins support boost from USA

The American pen friend of a Skelmersdale Whitemoss protestor has provided a huge boost to the campaign against the expansion.The Skelmersdale resident penned a poem about the threat to Skelmersdale from the Landfill and sent her American penpal a copy ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

MBE for Ormskirk maths mentor

A dedicated maths mentor has been honoured for his service to education by being awarded an MBE.Robin Steer was surprised to learn that he been given the prestigious accolade early in June but had to keep it a secret until the official release of the ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Ormskirk School unveils war memorial to former students

Dignitaries and friends of Ormskirk School and Ormskirk Grammar School, gathered in the school hall on July 1 for the solemn re-dedication of the school’s memorial to the former pupils who fell in the Second World War.Rose Halsall, Chair of the Foundation ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 12 2014]

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Wild wetland walk opens at Martin Mere [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 20 2014]
105 year old Mims is star of Parbold Festival [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 19 2014]
Fundraising for Love for Leon appeal continues [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 18 2014]
Tarleton Landlord and landlady set to tie the k... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 18 2014]
Skelmersdale residents angry as Whitemoss heari... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 17 2014]
Parents upset as Ormskirk nursery forced to close [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 17 2014]
Huge solar farm planned for Aughton greenbelt land [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 17 2014]
Former sniper jailed for holding up a Co-op bank [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 17 2014]
Graduation pictures 2014: Proud Ormskirk and Sk... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 16 2014]
Whitemoss protest wins support boost from USA [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 13 2014]
MBE for Ormskirk maths mentor [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 12 2014]
Ormskirk School unveils war memorial to former ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 12 2014]
Ormskirk starlet set to perform in 'Annie' [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 11 2014]
Islamic Group apologises for murdering Skelmers... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 11 2014]
Ormskirk stylists take part in sponsored silence [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 11 2014]
West Lancashire urged to give views on development [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 11 2014]
Burscough drug dealer has appeal quashed by top... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 10 2014]
Travellers park up on Aughton fields [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 10 2014]
"I wish would we could have had a little longer... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 10 2014]
Plans for Ropers Arms pub is "putting business ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 09 2014]
WATCH: Heartbreaking memorial video of Millie R... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 07 2014]
Parbold's oldest gran celebrates 105th birthday [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 06 2014]
Adventurous friends take bath time to a new level [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 05 2014]
Council will fight landfill expansion [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 05 2014]
Rockin’ the Cavern after 50 years [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jul 04 2014]
Skelmersdale epilepsy campaigners head to Downi... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jun 30 2014]
Anger at 'unacceptable' length of grass in Skel... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jun 29 2014]
Banks rescue centre gears up for fun day [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jun 28 2014]
Disabled man to fly along longest zipwire in Eu... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jun 27 2014]
Ormskirk teenager becomes youngest ever balloon... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Jun 27 2014]
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