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Lathom

Lathom

The village of Lathom sits about 5km north east of Ormskirk. It can be dated as far back as the eleventh century, when its existence was recorded in the Domesday Book under the name Latune. The village is home to Lathom House, a mansion built in the Middle Ages, was twice besieged during the English Civil War and subsequently bought and restored by Sir Thomas Bootle.

War Horse Heroes Showcase; this weekend

The showcase pays tribute to horses that played a vital role on the World War One and the centre in West Lancashire where many were trained.

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

Hundreds take part in war horse walk from Ormskirk to Lathom park

Walkers were led by two police horses from Lancashire constabulary

Parbold youngsters flex their muscles!

Local team are the Young Farmers Club National Junior Tug of War champions

Whitemoss protestors speak against landfill at open floor hearings

31 residents spoke against plans to expand the site

Skelmersdale fundraisers face double tragedy as second member of team dies

Team from Hotter shoes lose second work colleague to brain tumour

MBE for Ormskirk maths mentor

Pensioner honoured for service to education

Ormskirk schoolboys prepare to take on 215 mile cycle challenge

Sam Walton and Joseph Morrow are planning to bike from Southport to Hornsea

Booths plans tribute to Burscough’s heritage

Store will look like a WWII aircraft hangar

After 17 years of asking, Kathryn is finally ready to get married

Bride set to arrive on a tractor, with the couple's dogs acting as ring-bearers

West Lancashire elections countdown

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

Is broadcaster and author Stuart Maconie your choice as one of West Lancs' greatest?

Who are among West Lancs' greatest people? It's your vote which decides

Still time to put forward your choice for the greatest honour in the borough

Man struck by car then taken to hospital by mystery couple

CCTV images of a man and a woman police want to speak to in connection with a hit and run investigation have been released by police

Skelmersdale volunteer recognised on international women’s day

Nicky Whittaker, founder of support group for women Empower wins community vote

Whitemoss campaigners get support from schools and businesses

Green ribbons have been used to raise awareness of the planned extension

Skelmersdale model fights back after cyber bullying abuse

A model who was tormented over a social network has hit back against the bullies by producing a photograph to raise awareness of the issue.

Hurricane winds hit West Lancashire and leave a trail of destruction

Hundreds of call from residents

West Lancashire schools make the grade in GCSE results

WEST Lancashire students are celebrating another five-star performance after exceeding the national average for GCSE results.

Skelmersdale high school ban all fizzy drinks to help childrens behaviour

HIGH schools in Skelmersdale have banned all fizzy drinks, including energy drinks, in an effort to improve the health of their pupils.

West Lancashire schools are amongst the best in the country

PRIMARY school pupils in West Lancashire have hit the top of the tables in the latest Key Stage Two results – ranking as some of the best in the country.