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Yob James Coleman locked up for writing sick Erick Maina Nazi graffiti at Maghull school

Repulsed judge tells Netherton teen James Coleman: "There was bigotry in every stroke of your brush."

Cottage Lane Mission in Ormskirk opens its doors this Christmas

Special Christmas Day dinner for people not with their families this year to bring festive cheer to the town

Salt and Liquor opens its doors to Ormskirk

Serving up deep south ribs, American-style burgers and craft ales every day of the week

Scarisbrick school children donate advent calendars to food banks

Generous pupils collect calendars for the less fortunate this Christmas, by Nick Hughes

Lancashire Constabulary's cyber chief promises to move in swiftly on fraudsters this Christmas

Police launch their 12 Frauds of Christmas campaign in a crackdown on Internet and mobile crime

West Lancashire's Stoptober was biggest success yet

Figures reveal that thousands have signed up to the campaign run by Public Health England

The Ormskirk Advertiser is on the move

Tulketh Street office to close as staff move into a new digital hub on Lord Street  

North West Ambulance Service is urging drivers to take action for safer roads as part of road safety charity Brake's awareness campaign.
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Ambulance service back national charity's road safety awareness campaign

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Merseyside responsible for 35% of all RTCs in the North West

Brave parents of tragic teen Erick Maina speak to church youngsters just hours after his death

Church launches fundraising appeal after sad death of talented youngster

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

Birds killed at sanctuary

Rescue centre owner horrified by repeated attacks on 150 birds

No ring road, no Saints car park or shops – this is Ormskirk in 1989

This week's nostalgia looks back to the 80s

Schoolboy speaks out against Whitemoss Landfill

Public hearings have now ended, now the wait for the answer

Shock over consultation of Glenburn School closure

Parents 'disgusted' by proposals

Unseen photos of Ormskirk unveiled in a new exhibition

Rare glass negatives show images from 100 years ago

Skelmersdale cyclists take on Everest challenge for Clatterbridge

Best friends travel up Ashurst Beacon 98 times over 24 hour

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

Burscough FC set to host open evenings for youngsters aged 16-18

New Academy programme set to give an insight to different football related careers