Publication: Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser

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Skelmersdale social club earmarked for demolition

Shannon’s Social Club on Spencer Lane could be demolished to make way for 18 new homes if plans are approved.West Lancashire Borough Council received an application for the old squash club site from Technical Building Limited on July 25.The developers ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - 1 hour ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Top marks for Skelmersdale's brightest

Two of Skelmersdale’s brightest students are celebrating their exam success after gaining top marks in 33 GCSEs and three AS Levels between them.Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Engineering College’s head boy Alex Lawson and head girl Mayumi Gillam were ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - 4 hours ago]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Teen robbed at knifepoint in broad daylight for smart phone

Young woman suffered cuts and bruises to her face after being knocked down by robberA heroic boyfriend chased off a robber after he knocked down his girlfriend and snatched her smart phone.The couple were walking along a wooded path just off Neverstitch ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Arrests made after Maghull shop is robbed

Four men have been arrested and charged with robbery after an off-licence was targeted in Maghull.Bargain Booze on Liverpool Road, Lydiate was raided last Thursday, August 21, at 7.30pm by masked men who took a quantity of cigarettes.James Brown, aged ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

New tenant moves into Investment Centre

Hayley Morgan, Facilities Manager, Group Services for Specsavers, Alex Kickham, Group Facilities Manager, Group Services for Specsavers, Councillor David WestleyWest Lancashire Investment Centre is proving once again to be a great place for business as ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

LOOK: Crowds of thousands turn out for town's Motorfest

Stunning aerial pictures and amazing video show the success of the fourth annual festivalOne of the highlights of the West Lancashire calendar zoomed through Ormskirk town centre last weekend to crowds of thousands.Ormskirk Motorfest attracted an estimated ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Herds of alpacas to roam the West Lancashire countryside

Herds of alpacas will soon be roaming Green Belt land after West Lancashire Borough Council gave the green light to a new breeding farm.Applicants MJF Pension Trustees Ltd and Graham Wright are hoping to make land south of the water pumping station on ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Alfie Lund fund celebrates two years of fundraising

As the Alfie Lund fund marks its second year, his family wants to extend their thanks to everyone who has championed and supported their cause.Alfie suffers from MECP2 Duplication syndrome, which means he cannot walk or talk and has profound and complex ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

West Lancashire gardeners and traders impress at Southport Flower Show

A record number of garden enthusiasts flocked through the gates of this year’s Southport Flower Show.The festival’s general manager, Ray Roukin, declared it a huge success with tickets sales up 20% as the good weather and host of celebrity guests helped ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Leon-Paul Salamanca Walsh prepares to celebrate his fifth birthday

Fundraisers have been completing events to raise cash for a birthday trip to Euro DisneyLeon-Paul Salamanca Walsh is set to celebrate his fifth birthday this weekend, surrounded by close friends and family.This year has been a roller coaster for the Ormskirk ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Rosie Cooper blasts North West Ambulance Service following constituents death

A West Lancashire MP has blasted ambulance services bosses over the death of a constituent who she claims was refused paramedic treatment.Rosie Cooper said she knew of two cases in which ambulances were either delayed or refused outright.In one case, ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Rosie Cooper MP welcomes guide to dealing with nuisance calls

West Lancashire MP Rosie CooperWest Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper welcomes the launch of new Ofcom guides which makes it easier for people of West Lancashire to access information about preventing and dealing with nuisance calls and messages, whether they ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 19 2014]

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DC Terry McKibbin from South CID said: "We think that these youths were intending to steal this man’s bike by intimidating him."
"We believe the man and woman pictured in the CCTV image may have been in the vicinity at the time of the incident and I would appeal to anybody who recognises them or knows who they are to contact me at Skelmersdale CID on 01695 566158.”"
The father said: "It was locked securely to the car, my son had just been mountain biking."
Mike Williams, Managing Director for Ableworld says: "Barry approached us late last year with the intention of investing in our sector and after discussing various options we decided that the best route was via a joint venture."

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Skelmersdale social club earmarked for demolition [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - 1 hour ago]
Top marks for Skelmersdale's brightest [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - 4 hours ago]
Teen robbed at knifepoint in broad daylight for... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 28 2014]
Arrests made after Maghull shop is robbed [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 27 2014]
New tenant moves into Investment Centre [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 27 2014]
LOOK: Crowds of thousands turn out for town's M... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 27 2014]
Herds of alpacas to roam the West Lancashire co... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 25 2014]
Alfie Lund fund celebrates two years of fundrai... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 24 2014]
Leon-Paul Salamanca Walsh prepares to celebrate... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 22 2014]
West Lancashire gardeners and traders impress a... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 22 2014]
Rosie Cooper blasts North West Ambulance Servic... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 22 2014]
Historic Ormskirk pub The Buck'I'Th'Vine put up... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 21 2014]
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West Lancashire farmers urged to secure their l... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 21 2014]
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Rosie Cooper MP welcomes guide to dealing with ... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 19 2014]
Call for an Older People’s Minister [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 19 2014]
Rosie Cooper MP discusses care crisis with Skel... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 19 2014]
Personal Care Services complete 21 mile challen... [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 19 2014]
Funding for Lancashire’s Businesses Back on Track [Published Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser - Aug 19 2014]
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