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Banks

Banks is a large village in Lancashire, and is the largest of the villages in the parish of North Meols on the West Lancashire coastal plain. Banks Village is the central part of Banks and where most of the shops are situated. Banks Marsh forms the largest area of marshland within the Ribble Estuary National Nature Reserve.

West Lancashire gardeners and traders impress at Southport Flower Show

West Lancs take home some of the most prestigious prizes

North Meols pick up the tab

Bushido grading at Banks

Banks rescue centre gears up for fun day

The Arc takes in welfare cases from all over the country

Arriva bus service changes ‘cutting off the community’

Call for ‘serious conversations’ by ward councillors

West Lancashire Brother's link to Liverpool gang revealed

Clarkes connected to criminals responsible for shootings and fire bombings across Liverpool

Fracking groups launch an alliance against the industry

Organisations to share information about applications

Residents concerned over traveller site possibilities

Worries over plans for a single West Lancashire site along M58 corridor

Fracking firm plans gas pressure tests

Cuadrilla hope to complete work at Becconsall well

Proposed site for travellers on White Moss Road South, Skelmersdale

Traveller sites planned for West Lancashire

Locations in Banks, Scarisbrick and Skelmersdale have all been proposed as preferred options

Housing plan for former Banks school site

St Stephens school site due to be developed

Environment Agency hit back over Alt Crossens flooding fears

THE Environment Agency has hit back over claims made by Cllr Martin Forshaw in last week’s Advertiser regarding the Alt Crossens catchment.

Carnivals and event under threat in West Lancs

A COUNCILLOR has blamed changes in policing for the possible end of the Banks Carnival.

West Lancashire flooding fears after Environment Agency budget cuts

BUDGET cuts to the Environment Agency have led to flooding fears for West Lancashire as the organisation now has less money to spend on land drainage.

West Lancashire to be affected by government fracking proposals

WEST Lancashire Council could receive 100% of the business rates instead of the usual 50% if it approves government proposed fracking sites – including Banks’ Cuadrilla operation.

Gangster Peter Clarke contacted drugs courier who was sat in the back of a police car after sting

Gangster Peter Clarke contacted drugs courier who was sat in the back of a police car after sting

GANGSTER Peter Clarke phoned a drug dealer who was sat in the back of a police car after being caught with a £3m cocaine haul in Tarleton.

Southport gangster was on a cocaine bender when police raided his home

GANGSTER Paul Lawler was “off his trolley” after a heavy cocaine session when police raided his West Lancashire home.

Hesketh Bank motorcross boy wows at ECHO arena

YOUNG motocross rider Finley 'Rossi' Beard will star at the Liverpool ECHO Arena in February.

Hesketh Bank motorcross boy wows at ECHO arena

Hesketh Bank motorcross boy wows at ECHO arena

YOUNG motocross rider Finley 'Rossi' Beard will star at the Liverpool ECHO Arena in February.

Masterchef star Jay Tinker discussed drugs

Masterchef star Jay Tinker discussed drugs

  • BBC

MASTERCHEF star Jay Tinker was recorded by police talking to violent gangster Stephen Clarke about the supply of class A drugs.

Banks Methodist Primary School headteacher is set to retire after 16 years

A HEADTEACHER is getting ready to end her illustrious career at the school where it all began.