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Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) is the largest international wetland conservation charity in the UK. In winter, many thousands of wild ducks, geese and swans are drawn to the internationally-rated wetlands.

WWT Martin Mere has plenty to offer those looking for a bit of outdoor fun this festive season

Blow out the festive cob webs with a trip to Martin Mere this Christmas

A wonderful array of wildlife awaits visitors to the Ormskirk nature reserve

Martin Mere: News from the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Thousands of birds set to migrate to West Lancashire for the winter

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 farms scoop Lancashire Tourism Awards

Cedar Farm and Crook Hall Farm celebrate winning prestigious accolades - Plus full list of winners. By Nick Hughes

Ormskirk widow installs defibrillators in town's churches

Pat Weston became involved with the campaign in memory of her husband Eddie

Wild wetland walk opens at Martin Mere

New feature hopes to give visitors a unique experience

And the winner is...

OVER 250 people flocked to WWT Martin Mere Duck Race!

Police hunt Martin Mere binocular thief

POLICE are looking for a man in connection with a string of binocular thefts.

North West homeowners urged to save Swallows, Swifts and House Martins by Wildlife Trust

PLEAS for homeowners to help halt the decline of Britain's best-loved birds were issued by the Wildlife Trust.

Martin Mere offers Advertiser readers the chance to win a day with its wardens

MARTIN Mere is offering young readers the chance to win a day with one of its wardens.

Nick Brooks takes over as centre manager at Martin Mere in Burscough

MARTIN Mere is celebrating the arrival of a new face this week following the departure of centre manager Andy Wooldridge.

Watch the reserve come to life with new ‘early bird’ events at WWT Martin Mere

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is launching Early Bird walks in May to allow visitors a unique opportunity to watch the reserve spring into life at dawn.

Get a behind the scenes experience at WWT Martin Mere

A BRAND new event is starting at WWT Martin Mere on Wednesday 17 April: Behind the scenes Wednesdays.

New goslings come on down at Martin Mere

STAFF at WWT Martin Mere, in Burscough, are heralding the start of spring – and the downy duckling season – with a number of Nene goslings hatching at the centre.

NFU President Peter Kendall discusses floods, farming and waterways with Advertiser after West Lancashire visit

NFU President Peter Kendall discusses floods, farming and waterways with Advertiser after West Lancashire visit

NFU president Peter Kendall has visited West Lancashire and spoken to farmers who were affected by last year’s floods.

Scoping report into windfarm at Great Altcar causes concern for environment

Scoping report into windfarm at Great Altcar causes concern for environment

A PROPOSAL to build a windfarm in West Lancashire has prompted concerns from residents, conservationists and Sefton council.

Tributes paid to Ormskirk Street Pastor tragically killed when crossing town car park

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Martin Mere volunteer who was tragically killed when crossing through a car park in Ormskirk.

Children at Lancashire Family Day

Otters steal the show at Meningitis Trust Family Day

FEEDING otters and swans guaranteed a fun time was had by all at the Meningitis Trust’s Lancashire Family Day at Martin Mere Wetland Centre, near Ormskirk on Sunday, March 3.

Karen Simpson

Major seach operation for missing Burscough mum Karen Simpson ends in tragedy as body found in fields

A MAJOR search operation for a mum-of-three who went missing following a trip to the supermarket ended in tragedy yesterday (Wednesday) after the discovery of a body.