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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.

Christmas message from the leader of West Lancashire Borough Council

Skelmersdale redevelopments, Ormskirk MotorFest, the Local Plan and joining the Liverpool Combined Authority - it has been a busy year for West Lancashire

Lathom Groom becomes horse photographer to get over pain of losing her dappled gelding

Lisa Wasilewski, 31, had her mount "Spirit" stolen three years ago

West Lancashire prepares to celebrate Lancashire Day

Events taking place across the borough on Thursday and into the weekend

X Factor star becomes ambassador for Twinkle House

Goldie Cheung wants to help raise the profile of the charity

Hoscar solar farm rejected by West Lancashire planning committee

Resident's campaign group speak of their delight over planning application victory

The Ship at Lathom wins Best Kept Village Pub in Lancashire

Landlord Ray Mckinty and wife Sandra are thrilled to be awarded the accolade

Remembrance Sunday services: West Lancashire gathers to remember the fallen

Details of main services taking place across the borough

Schoolboy speaks out against Whitemoss Landfill

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

Young Lathom beekeeper celebrates after beating industry professionals

Hazel Smith, 24, has won over 20 awards with her first yield of honey

Nine-year-old takes on fight against hazardous landfill site

Daniel Wilde will speak at Whitemoss hearings on behalf of the children of Skelmersdale

Shock over consultation of Glenburn School closure

Parents 'disgusted' by proposals

Lathom House – once the pride of Lancashire was turned into a ruin

This week's nostalgia column looks at the building's history

Seed merchant sprouted in 1860 and flourished into swinging sixties

This week’s Nostalgia column takes a look at J.L Clucas Ltd of Moor street

Lathom beauty business celebrates tenth birthday

Justine Roche is thrilled The Beauty Barn has continued to flourish

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

Westhead family furious after Iceland van left their car a write-off

Delivery van caused £8,000 worth of damage to their Nissan Elgrand By Meghan Hindley

Loving wife sets up brain injury group to help others

Cycling accident leads to Lathom man suffering a life-changing head injury

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