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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.

"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.

Heatons Bridge military extravganza takes place this weekend

Tanks, jeeps and guns will be displayed over October 4 and 5

A solar park

Community protest group set up against plans for Hoscar and Lathom solar farm

Stop Hoscar Solar Farm has the backing of MP Rosie Cooper

Three rare bikes stolen after Burscough cycle store targeted

Thieves smashed the window of Jack Parker Cycles on Monday morning

Tanks roll in for Heaton's Bridge extravaganza

Military vehicle event set to take place on October 4 and 5

Yew Tree Farm masterplan goes before cabinet

Extensive proposals for more than 500 homes raise traffic concerns.

Glenn, a man on a mission, wins his 1,000-mile battle

He has raised almost £3,000 so far for Alder Hey hospital, reported by Adam Payne and Steve Craddock

LOOK: Memories of the end of the line: Southport to Preston line

We look back at the famous Southport to Preston rail link, 50 years after it closed, by Steve Craddock

30 year radical report puts West Lancashire rail in focus

Proposals include electrification of Ormskirk line, Burscough Curves and a new station for Skelmersdale

West Lancashire residents object to huge solar farm plans at Lathom

The solar farm is expected to take four months to build and last around 25 years

Man who was turned away from A&E needed immediate surgery

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Bryan Morely was left for hours without pain relief before being turned away from Southport and Formby District Hospital