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West Lancashire historian Richard Houghton concludes Palembang trilogy

IN 1992 during a prisoner of war convention at the Union Jack Club in London a soldier who had been captured at Singapore named Jack Sharpe overheard a conversation regarding Outram Road.

Skelmersdale man Mark Minton urges veterans to confront post-traumatic-stress-disorder

Skelmersdale man Mark Minton urges veterans to confront post-traumatic-stress-disorder

FORMER soldier Mark Minton hopes other veterans will speak out about their emotional problems after he told the Advertiser about the horrors of Helmand.

Mayoral Briefings: Cllr Paul Greenall’s Olympic week as first citizen of the borough

LAST week was a bit of a quieter week, but it was still important.

Tributes paid to Royal Marine who survived Japanese attack

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Second World War hero who survived one of the conflict’s worst naval disasters.

Joe Calzaghe tops exciting calendar at Ormskirk’s JAB Boxing Club

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TICKETS are on sale to meet legendary boxer Joe Calzaghe courtesy of JAB Boxing Club.

Mere Sands Wood in West Lancashire to host exhibtion tribute to artist Eileen Hill

AN ARTIST’S love of a Lancashire nature reserve is reflected in her paintings which are being sold to benefit the wildlife sanctuary more than a year after she died.

Calzaghe impressed by first-time boxers at Southport fight night

FLEDGLING boxers took to the ring for the first time on Good Friday in a fantastic fight night.

Boxing: Charity fight night at Prince of Wales

AMATEUR boxers have been training like warriors for 10 weeks – ready to put on a show for boxing legend Enzo Calzaghe.

Enzo Calzaghe to watch as Ormskirk bocing club hosts fight night

BOXING legend Enzo Calzaghe will be watching as an Ormskirk-based club hosts a fight night on Friday.

Ormskirk gym trains amateurs for boxing charity fightnight

Ormskirk gym trains amateurs for boxing charity fightnight

POTATO merchants, entrepreneurs and mechanics are among the latest batch of boxing newcomers set to enter the square ring for charity.

Tributes paid to Aughton showbusiness veteran Ernie Mack who passed away aged 89

Tributes paid to Aughton showbusiness veteran Ernie Mack who passed away aged 89

A SHOWBUSINESS veteran who learned his trade in a prisoner of war camp has passed away at the age of 89.

New gym in Ormskirk town centre set to be a knock out success

A NEW boxing gym is set to help people punch their way to a fitter lifestyle in 2012 after opening its doors for the first time this week.

Nostalgia: August 1982: Prince William pub on Ashurst Beacon

PUB regulars at the Prince William in Dalton had a great time raising a toast to their more famous namesake.

Former world cruiserweight champion Johnny Nelson to watch charity boxing night in Southport

FORMER World Cruiserweight Champion Johnny Nelson is set to roll into Southport as part of a night of superb boxing in aid of a good cause.

Advertiser Memories: Tiddles the cat from Tarleton celebrates his 21st birthday in same week as Princess Diana

THIS week Nostalgia goes back to July 1982 when Tiddles the cat celebrated coming of age at around the same time as the future Princess of Wales.

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Bickerstaffe CE pupils enjoy their own Royal wedding

WILL and Kate may have had a big wedding on Friday but children at Bickerstaffe CE Primary School enjoyed their own marriage ceremony last week.

Prince William and Kate Middleton make sweet appearance in Ormskirk as West Lancs street parties revealed

PRINCE William and Kate Middleton will receive messages of support from hundreds of shoppers when an Ormskirk store sends them a special present.

West Tower Hotel in Aughton featurid on the ITV1 Tonight show

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AMIDST the media furore around the Royal Wedding, a couple who tied the knot at Aughton venue West Tower are set to appear on this evening’s Tonight programme.

Royal return for Burscough mum who is heading to London for the Royal Wedding – 30 years after watching Prince Charles marry Diana

A ROYAL enthusiast is getting ready to join the cheering crowds at the Royal Wedding – 30 years after watching her hero Prince Charles’ first marriage.