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Celebrate West Lancashire’s Heritage for free this September.

Every September, Britain celebrates its rich cultural and community history with Heritage Open Days. One of the UKs biggest festivals of its kind, Heritage Open Days span over 2,500 organisations and boasts over 5,000 events run by 40,000 volunteers;  what’s more all the events are free of charge. West Lancashire is not missing out on […]

The search is on for Ormskirk’s most Instagrammable bike rides

Bike hire scheme Bike & Go is challenging Ormskirk residents to help them find the most Instagrammable bike ride in the region as part of a project to uncover the UK’s most social media-worthy cycle routes. The #Instacycleroutes guide will celebrate the bike rides with the best photo opportunities in England and Scotland – the two […]

Skelmersdale support group latch on to Global Breast Feeding Week event

The first week of August saw the return of Breast Feeding week, with events happening all around the world to celebrate the wonderful natural nurture women bring to their children.  The Skelmersdale and Ormskirk Breastfeeding Support group ran an event to celebrate this. We caught up with Sophie Skilling, Mum of 3, and the person […]

A finger on the P.U.L.S.E of mental health help

If your mental health is suffering from the stresses of everyday life and you need to talk to somebody in a safe, non judgemental space then the new community support group that has opened up in Skelmersdale’s Concourse is for you. Three Little Birds is open in the P.U.L.S.E premises, on the ground floor of […]

Get up and go out with Skem Connection

Skem connection is a new group for people who want to socialise more and try new things. Open to all ages and backgrounds it aims to offer a wide range of activities. Having been established for only three weeks, the group of 10 people have already done some wonderful things, such as an Indian meal […]

Football’s bringing a home: Lancashire Asylum Seeker football tournament

Saturday 28th July 2018 saw the first Lancashire wide asylum seekers football tournament hosted in Blackpool. The Head of the Syrian Resettlement Programme and Lancashire County Council worked with Blackpool Football Club to organise a tournament, aimed at areas with large numbers of Syrian refugees, allowing the men to feel a sense of community and […]

KTB Music is launching its very first Jazz Festival!

KTB Music is launching its very first Jazz Festival this October. Featuring the High Society Jazz Band from Cumbria and Arthur Geldard from Clitheroe, KTB Music is bringing some of North England’s very best jazz talents to the borough of South Ribble. More locally known featured artists are the Well Dressed Gentlemen along with the […]

Brighter Future Workshop to close – “What a Damn Travesty!”

Brighter Future Workshop a charity will close in August after 13 years of serving local people with disabilities, as we have not been able to raise the funding necessary to operate the services required. It is a great blow to us all at Brighter Future but the real loss will be felt by the young […]

Residents invited to attend the first My View Citizen’s Panel event

NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be hosting its very first My View citizen’s panel event in Hesketh Bank. The event which will take place at the Hesketh Bank Christian Centre (Moss Lane, Hesketh Bank, PR4 6AA) on Tuesday 25 September 2018, from 11.30am (for registration and refreshments) until 2.30pm (subject to change), […]

Ormskirk Fire Crew attend barn blaze in Bickerstaffe

On the 31/07/2018 at 02:35am, the Fire Service were called to a  barn Fire at New Way, Bickerstaffe. 4 crews and an Air support Unit attended the blaze which took approximately three hours to extinguish. The Fire Service were alerted after a member of the public dialled 999. On approach, crews could see a large […]