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The civil parish of Downholland is situated about five miles to the west of Ormskirk. Downholland was originally a township in the parish of Halsall, becoming formally a separate parish in 1866. It formed part of West Lancashire Rural District and, since 1974, is part of the West Lancashire district.

Pick your own pumpkin at Poplar Farm

Hundreds of people have been flocking to the farm to choose their perfect vegetable

The night I was turned into a zombie...

The Advertiser's Liza Rowland goes behind the scenes at Farmageddon

Delight over plans for two new bus stops in Haskayne

The new stops will make access to the vital public transport links more accessible for residents

Allotments planned for Haskayne village

Meeting about the proposals set for September 25

Care worker stole £2,500 from bed ridden 92-year-old woman

Jacqueline Brown spared jail after using bank card to steal cash, Gary Stewart

Council reveal new CCTV locations in West Lancashire

Burscough, Tarleton, Downholland and Scarisbrick to get new surveillance cameras

Council CCTV catches crooks on camera

Hundreds of arrests made across the borough thanks to the council's 95 surveillance cameras

Ormskirk crime figures revealed

Figures for all wards in the borough released following Advertiser investigation

West Lancashire elections countdown

THE countdown has begun to European parliamentary and local elections on Thursday, May 22.

West Lancashire Borough Council announce budget plans

West Lancashire Borough Council agrees budget plans at meeting

Ormskirk man who lost his leg in a farming accident thanks neigbours

AN Ormskirk man who lost his leg in a farming accident has thanked his neighbours for saving his life.

Ormskirk farmer left fighting for his life after getting caught in industrial potato harvester

A FARMER was left fighting for his life and had to have his leg amputated after being pulled into the potato harvester he was operating.

Fright-fest Farmaggedon ready to terrify visitors to the Downholland farm once again

Fright-fest Farmaggedon ready to terrify visitors to the Downholland farm once again

HYSTERICAL – that is the best word to use for the state I was in as I braved Farmer Ted’s frightfest, Farmaggedon.

Council Community Chest fund hands out £7,000 to groups and individuals

COMMUNITY groups and individuals across West Lancashire have received thousands of pounds worth of funding.

New homes for Downholland Business Park

New homes for Downholland Business Park

PLANS to change the face of the Downholland Bridge Business Park and combat illegal use of the site have been submitted to West Lancashire Borough Council.

Plans submitted to West Lancashire council for new nursery site on primary school fields in Downholland

PLANS to create a new nursery building at Downholland Haskayne primary school have been submitted to West Lancs council.

Letters to the Editor

Huge cost of parking charges

Mayoral Briefing: Cllr Paul Greenall has a rewarding week as West Lancs’ first citizen (11/10/12)

IF EVER there was a week that encompassed the role of Mayor, last week was it.

Night of success as West Lancashire triumph at the Lancashire Tourism Awards

WEST Lancashire venues and attractions celebrated a fantastic night at the county’s Tourism Awards, with three local businesses carrying off awards.

Multi-agency crackdown on cannabis farms launched in West Lancshire

A MULTI-AGENCY crackdown on cannabis has been launched across West Lancashire.