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West Lancashire farms scoop Lancashire Tourism Awards

Cedar Farm and Crook Hall Farm celebrate winning prestigious accolades - Plus full list of winners. By Nick Hughes

Author Mike Ormsby visited his former school in Maghull to speak to the children about his work

Author with a bewitching effect returns to former school

Mike Ormsby tells young readers about his tales of child sorcery

Stuart Maconie

The Big Interview: Jamie Bowman speaks to Stuart Maconie

Writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie talks about his links with West Lancashire

Stuart Maconie opening the new Creative Edge building at Edge Hill University

Stuart Maconie returns to Edge Hill University for Creative Edge launch

The writer and broadcaster attended the event to officially open the flagship building

West Lancashire fracking in jeopardy after Cuadrilla withdraw their applications for radioactive waste permits

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FRACKING plans for West Lancashire have stalled after major energy company Cuadrilla withdrew applications for radioactive waste permits that would allow the controversial process to go ahead.

...and there’s more from Jimmy Cricket as he pops into Ormskirk

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COMEDY legend Jimmy Cricket paid a visit to Ormskirk this week ahead of an appearance at the town’s Civic Hall.

Letters to the Editor

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North is just a dumping ground

Masterchef star Jay Tinker discussed drugs

Masterchef star Jay Tinker discussed drugs

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

Disability Sport Award Nominees

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For the first time, volunteers involved with disability sport will be recognised at the prestigious Lancashire Sports Awards

Disability volunteers to be honoured

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FOR the first time, volunteers involved with disability sport will be recognised at the prestigious Lancashire Sports Awards.

Margaret Beaufort star of The White Queen has links to Ormskirk

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MOTHER of Henry VII Margaret Beaufort who was brought back into the public eye with the success of the BBC’s White Queen has several links to Ormskirk.

School’s Out For Summer: children can enjoy learning how to sew, with workshops run by The Creation Station Merseyside Southport and Plums Stuff this Summer

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SEWING is the new baking, if the BBC’s recent TV show ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’ is anything to go by!

Tinkers in Aughton closes down

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MASTERCHEF star Jay Tinker has closed his Aughton restaurant.

Bartering event comes to Ormskirk

Bartering event comes to Ormskirk

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BARTERING comes to Ormskirk in the form of a new food swapping initiative that has taken the UK by storm having gained coverage on BBC news.

Charming man Mike returns to Edge Hill stage where it all began for The Smiths

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EDGE Hill University welcomed a member of indie rock royalty to campus this week, 30 years since he appeared there on stage.

Masterchef star Jay Tinker, owner of Tinker’s in Aughton, reveals plans to open 12 new restaurants

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MASTERCHEF star Jay Tinker has revealed that he is taking his brand global with a new chain of 12 restaurants.

Ormskirk musician’s delight as his band Wave Machines is shortlisted for “Scouse Mercury Prize”

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AN ORMSKIRK musician spoke of his delight after his band was shortlisted for a new music award dubbed the Scouse Mercury Prize .

Line up for Bestival memorial night announced

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TWO Liverpool legends will headline a night held in memory of festival-goers who died in a coach crash.

International football star Sue Smith visits Ormskirk School

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YOUNGSTERS were treated to a sporting masterclass when an England international football star visited their school.

Martin Mere boss on why he is proud of the legacy he will leave after 40 years at the Burscough WWT site

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HE has spent his entire working life at Martin Mere, helping create and develop wildlife habitats across the 600 acre site over four decades.