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Lancashire County Council is the Local Education Authority for West Lancashire. As well as primary and secondary schools, West Lancashire is also home to Edge Hill University, its campus based in Ormskirk. West Lancashire College, based in Skelmersdale, was created in 2007 with the merger of Skelmersdale & Ormskirk College and Newcastle College.

Skelmersdale sailor collects national award on behalf of all Royal Navy apprentices

Matthew Stanton, 20, attended the award ceremony in Birmingham

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

Bishop of Liverpool, Paul Bayes, visits West Lancashire

Bishop Paul toured Edge Hill, a Skelmersdale church project and saw Ormskirk West End in training

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will present certificates to those who have achieved the DofE programme’s Gold Award, in a ceremony at St James’s Palace next week. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Local youngsters to receive Duke of Edinburgh award from Prince Philip

High achievers to receive certificate at St James's Palace ceremony

Teenagers plead guilty to racist graffiti at school of Erick Maina, who died at the weekend

James Coleman and 17-year-old who cannot be named plead guilty to racially aggravated criminal damage

Hundreds take to the Skelmersdale streets over Glenburn college's possible closure

MP Rosie Cooper joined pupils parents and staff on Saturday's march

Parents set to March to save Glenburn Sports College in Skelmersdale

Lancashire County Council start consultation process on the closure of Skem's secondary school

Scarisbrick Primary School children make loom band poppies for Remembrance Day

St Marks School use the summer craze to help pupils understand the importance of November 11

Skelmersdale children enjoy a week of spooky activities

Glenburn Sports College hold half term Hallowe'en camp

Plans submitted to turn Historic Ormskirk pub into student flats

Decision to grant planning permission for The Plough due in December

In pictures: West Lancashire's first scarecrow festival is huge success

Church View Farm hosts unique Autumnal event

Shock over consultation of Glenburn School closure

Parents 'disgusted' by proposals

Nursery opens in historic Abbeyfield House in Ormskirk

Ruff Lane Day Nursery has been created by Charlotte Thomas

Andy Burnham and Jake Mills attend mental health conference at Edge Hill

Conference marks World Mental Health day on October 10

LOOK: West Lancashire from the skies

Awesome aerial pictures capture borough at its best

Freshers set to be welcomed by Ormskirk community

Activities planned for the next few weeks around the town

Decision on 275 homes at Hesketh Bank deferred until next month

Councillors believe the contaminated land issue and other questions need to be answered by developers

Students break the ice at Go Commando base

Former Royal Marine Steven Howard puts students through their paces