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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.

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

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