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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.

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

Morrisons are now offering their online shopping delivery service to residents of Ormskirk

Online delivery service gives you more reasons to shop at Morrisons

Supermarket retailer now offering services across West Lancashire

Looking back at the face of retail businesses long since gone

This week’s Nostalgia page takes a look at some of the old shops in the area.

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

Councillor calls for voices to be heard in consultation

Yew Tree Farm Masterplan consultation runs until November 21

Remembrance Sunday services: West Lancashire gathers to remember the fallen

Details of main services taking place across the borough

"A Masterplan of broken promises" - says council leader

Cllr David Westley slams Lancashire County Council's Highways and Transport Masterplan

Unison branch member jailed for theft to be released

Johanna Moss stole £61,000 over seven years. By Lynda Roughley

Conservatives announce their MP candidate for 2015

Cllr Paul Greenall was chosen at a meeting on Saturday morning

Burscough mum sets up online store during her maternity leave

Shop at Eli has over 3,000 followers on social media

Burscough salon owner's 'Bronzie' impresses TV stars

Leanne LeGuen's creation has been used by Strictly Come Dancing stars

Burscough Curves project will still move forward despite government rail scheme ban

Burscough Curves put back on Transport Masterplan

But both West Lancashire Council and Sefton's Lib Dems call for a more detailed study

West Lancashire's first ever Scarecrow Festival

Lydiate mum is hoping to reach her target for a memorial for her daughter

Rare Holocaust doll goes on display at Burscough Wharf

Exhibit includes hundreds of photos of the village dating back to the 19th century

Council services disruption on day of industrial action

Full list of services that will be affected on Tuesday, October 14

In pictures: Autumn in West Lancashire

With October underway, Hallowe'en fast approaching and autumn in full swing, what better way to showcase our beautiful borough of West Lancashire with some of your amazing seasonal pictures.