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Ormskirk is a market town in West Lancashire famous for its gingerbread, and home to Edge Hill University. Ormskirk's Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul is one of only three parish churches in England to have a tower and a spire and is unique in that it has both at the same end of the building.

West Lancashire job seeker claimant are down by over 50% but warning of a small increase in the new year

Figures for JSA claimants revealed to the Advertiser show huge drop in the last 12 months

West Lancashire residents A&E warning over "unprecedented" demand

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A senior nurse at Southport Hospital said there has been a huge surge in patients at the adult A&E department

Ormskirk nurse gives up Christmas at home to fight ebola in Africa

Nurse Kath Higgins is a member of the 207 Field Hospital going out to Sierra Leone

West Lancashire Girls Football League

The latest results and fixtures from the West Lancs league

Ormskirk School's cross country pride

Boys from Ormskirk School took part in the National Cross Country finals and did the school proud

Ormskirk School's fantastic four emerge for LCCB

Four Lancashire school girls from Ormskirk School have been selected to attend cricket's emerging players programme

Missing Morecombe man has links to Burscough and Ormskirk

Police are looking for Andrew McCandlish who went missing from hospital on Saturday

Skelmersdale Men-aces Santa Dash boosts Digmoor Foodbank this Christmas

In Pictures: The team don their festive finest for charity dash at Skelmersdale College

Lancashire Police appeal after pensioner dies in Parbold crash

77-year-old Gordon Crumpton was taken to hospital with serious head injuries but later died

Ormskirk's little star Ava fights back from cancer

Kelly and Mark Stokes are in awe of their little star Ava, who is fighting back from cancer.

West Lancashire Borough Council's service opening times over Christmas and New Year

Full list of the opening times over the festive season for 2014 into 2015 across West Lancashire

Local NHS opening times during Christmas

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Opening times will change during festive period

Burscough police vow to catch mystery egg thower

Residents around Manor Road in Burscough have had their houses and cars egged

Ormskirk and District Sunday League

All the latest results from the Ormskirk League

Pets at Home store set for Burscough Ringtail Retail Park

Pet giant wants to move into the site alongside new Booths supermarket

West Lancashire Girls Football League

Latest results from the West Lancs league

Kirk’s confidence boosted as losing streak is ended

Firsts beat Marple to lift spirits after two recent defeats

West Lancashire same sex civil partnerships can now convert to marriages after landmark ruling

Couples in West Lancashire should contact Lancashire County Council to make the change if they wish to

West Lancashire businesses celebrated as part of Small Business Saturday

Beauty salons, bridal stores and cleaning companies were among those featured

Players selected for final West Lancs team

New team starts season with some impressive wins and a great attitude