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Burscough is a large village and civil parish within West Lancashire. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal passes through Burscough. The town is also home to two main railway stations: Burscough Junction and Burscough Bridge, as well as the WWT Martin Mere, a large wildfowl reserve.

Lancashire Constabulary live tweet incidents across West Lancashire

Tweets about burglaries, thefts and arguments over an Xbox

Man hit with with baseball bat for his sat nav in Burscough

Police warn car owners not to make themselves a target for criminals

Ormskirk street pastors helping West Lancashire resident enjoy their nights out this Christmas

Handing out flip-flops and offering out first aid, street pastors help to make the evenings safer

Burscough Christmas cards sell out in local post office

Colin Wareing creates special cards of Burscough in the snow

Missing Morecombe man has links to Burscough and Ormskirk

Police are looking for Andrew McCandlish who went missing from hospital on Saturday

West Lancashire Borough Council's service opening times over Christmas and New Year

Full list of the opening times over the festive season for 2014 into 2015 across West Lancashire

Local NHS opening times during Christmas

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Opening times will change during festive period

Burscough police vow to catch mystery egg thower

Residents around Manor Road in Burscough have had their houses and cars egged

Pets at Home store set for Burscough Ringtail Retail Park

Pet giant wants to move into the site alongside new Booths supermarket

Burscough nurse distraught after third pet cat shot in six years

Joanne Mcguinness had to have four-year-old Oscar put down after he was shot in the spine

West Lancashire businesses celebrated as part of Small Business Saturday

Beauty salons, bridal stores and cleaning companies were among those featured

Crowds flock to Burscough Wharf Christmas Light switch-on

Wharf got into the festive spirit on Friday

Burscough author Sarah Jasmon prepares to release first novel

The Summer of Secrets canal setting was inspired by Burscough

West Lancashire prepares to celebrate Lancashire Day

Events taking place across the borough on Thursday and into the weekend

Burscough Wharf prepares for Christmas light switch-on

Festive fun set to begin at 6pm before lights turned on at 7:30pm

Martin Mere: News from the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Thousands of birds set to migrate to West Lancashire for the winter

West Lancashire power cuts halved thanks to bird diversion scheme

Diverters help raise the visibility for the 30,000 whooper swans and pink-footed geese that migrate to the area every year from Iceland

West Lancashire scout leader awarded medal of merit

Kenneth Nayler has been involved with the Maghull troop since 1969

Ormskirk welcomes Netto's giant Lego dog at supermarket launch

The first customers walked through its doors at The Hattersley Centre this morning