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Protect your children from flu this winter, says local practice nurse Julie Payne.

Practice nurse at Lostock Hall Medical Centre, Julie Payne is urging parents with young children across Lancashire and South Cumbria to get their free flu vaccination now to protect themselves and their children from getting ill this winter. The NHS across Lancashire and South Cumbria has launched a campaign to ask parents to protect their […]

Makeover for Community Centre loos

Following their successful bid for an Awards for All grant from the Big Lottery Fund, Hesketh Bank Community Centre has been celebrating being able to fit vanity units with warm water in the ladies toilets.   Diane Earles, Treasurer, said, “The vanity units were donated last year by Kevin Pointon and these monies have now […]

What’s on in West Lancs this Halloween?

There are plenty of family friendly Halloween activities to choose from this weekend, so have a look at what’s on offer and plan how you can tire out those little monsters! Pumpkin Picking Adventure at Windmill Animal Farm Our pumpkin picking adventure is here again at Windmill Animal farm. This year we have planted over […]

Lancashire Day Celebrations

Tarleton Bowling Club will be hosting an afternoon event on 24th November to celebrate Lancashire Day. Featuring a traditional Lancashire lunch, entertainment provided by Sid Calderbank and Mark Dowding, well known for their Lancashire music and comedy, and Ruth Bibby who is Lancashire and Cheshire Clog Dancing Champion, the event promises to be even better […]

Unblock your creative talents by joining Skelmersdale Writers Group

Is there a frustrated Shakespeare inside of you or a Bill Bryson bursting to get out? Then why not join the Skelmersdale Writers Group to help release the inner writer in you. Skelmersdale Writers Group has been going for over 7 years and is open to anyone. Whether you write  fiction or poetry, article or […]

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 […]