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Aughton neuroscientist meets Queen at royal visit to bowel research centre

A NEUROSCIENTIST from West Lancashire met the Queen when she opened the National Centre for Bowel Research.

Six Ormskirk Squadron Members Going For Gold!

ON Wednesday November 14 2012, six ex-cadets and staff from 1026 Ormskirk Squadron ATC were invited to St James’s Palace to receive their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from The Duke of Edinburgh HRH Prince Philip himself.

A Royal date with the golden touch for Flt Sgt Jane Carey of 1439 (Skelmersdale) Squadron Air Training Corps

AN air cadet from Skelmersdale will be on Cloud Nine when she enjoys a Royal appointment with Prince Philip.

West Lancs winners head to Windsor to receive their Queen’s Scout awards

FOUR of our finest young people visited Windsor Castle at the weekend for a special appointment with HM the Queen and adventurer Bear Grylls.

West Lancashire Scouts Gemma Roberts and Stuart McMichael earn Queen’s Scout Awards

THERE are many people who join scouting groups and strive to achieve in activities, but two in particular, Gemma Roberts and Stuart McMichael, from West Lancashire, have received Royal recognition.

Ormskirk cricketer visits Buckingham Palace

AN ORMSKIRK cricketer enjoyed a date with royalty when he travelled down to Buckingham Palace as part of Lancashire’s County Championship winning side.

Skelmersdale air cadets awards evening

SKELMERSDALE air cadets were rewarded for their efforts at the squadron’s annual presentation evening.

1026 Ormskirk Squadron of the air training corps to celebrate its 70th anniversary

NEW cadets at Ormskirk ATC have completed their training to become fully-fldged members of the group.

Skelmersdale-born businessman Karl Vella celebrates 25 years of running his own business

A SKELMERSDALE-born entrepeneur who started his business with a small workshop is celebrating 25 years in the car accident repair business by organising a major charity event.

Skelmersdale Air Cadets still flying high

AN ORGANISATION which has helped hundreds of young people across West Lancashire celebrates the 70th anniversary of its first beginnings.

Ormskirk student James Gaunt completes Duke of Edinburgh Gold award in Yorkshire Dales trek

Ormskirk student James Gaunt completes Duke of Edinburgh Gold award in Yorkshire Dales trek

AN ORMSKIRK student has earned the Duke of Edinburgh Gold award after completing a gruelling four-day expedition.

Rainford High teachers reach London in epic 48 hour bike ride

FOUR hardy teachers cycled from the North West to London last week in 48 hours raising over £1,000 for charity.

West Lancashire businessman presented with award by Duke of Edinburgh

A POPULAR West Lancashire businessman has been presented with an award by the Duke of Edinburgh.

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Corporal Liam Elms with his fiancee Jessica Deans

Michael Elms pays tribute to his son Corporal Liam Elms, 26, from Wrightington, who died in an explosion in Southern Helmand

A 26-YEAR-old Marine from Wrightington was killed while on his way to present an award to an Afghan helping his country’s reconstruction efforts.

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GCSE success stories from across West Lancashire

WEST Lancashire schools and colleges celebrated record-breaking success in the 2008 GCSEs.

Sky’s the limit for high-flying Ryan

A SKELMERSDALE Air Cadet could be going Top Gun after flying solo with just 12 hours flight training.

High-flyers work for special award

HIGH-flying Skelmersdale Air Cadets visited Rivington Pike near Bolton to practice for their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Royal recollections in Memories section

THIS week Memories honours the Royals in 1981, with Ormskirk’s golden boy George Longstaff picking up his Duke of Edinburgh Award at Buckingham Palace.