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Rufford is a village in West Lancashire. Rufford is also a civil parish, which includes the neighbouring village of Holmeswood. Village landmarks include the parish church built in 1869. The red brick Church of St Mary the Virgin, built in the Gothic style with a steeple, is a Grade II Listed building.

Rufford Old Hall host Christmas Tudor style

Tudor treats and Victorian pastimes at the historic hall's special Christmas weekends

West Lancashire prepares to celebrate Lancashire Day

Events taking place across the borough on Thursday and into the weekend

Promotion is still within reach for Mawdesley

Excellent victory against Hoghton brings promotion a step closer

Ormskirk teenager becomes youngest ever balloon pilot

Alex court was awarded his licence on his 17th birthday

Ormskirk crime figures revealed

Figures for all wards in the borough released following Advertiser investigation

West Lancashire Borough Council announce budget plans

West Lancashire Borough Council agrees budget plans at meeting

Environment Agency hit back over Alt Crossens flooding fears

THE Environment Agency has hit back over claims made by Cllr Martin Forshaw in last week’s Advertiser regarding the Alt Crossens catchment.

Letters to the Editor

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West Lancashire flooding fears after Environment Agency budget cuts

BUDGET cuts to the Environment Agency have led to flooding fears for West Lancashire as the organisation now has less money to spend on land drainage.

Burscough Bridge Post Office set for major refurbishment

A POST office is set for a major overhaul in the new year with plans for an open-plan style branch and longer opening hours being put into action.

Skelmersdale Police wage war on drugs

DRUGS were seized by Skelmersdale police as part of a crackdown on drug dealing in the area.

Lancashire Police make arrests after dawn drug raids

THIRTEEN people were arrested last week as part of an investigation into drug supply across Lancashire and the rest of the UK.

Rufford crisp company Fiddler’s win Great Taste award

FAMILY-RUN Brick Kiln Farm celebrated the second birthday of their successful crisp manufacturing business this month.

Craftsman gives traditional stained glass classes

Craftsman gives traditional stained glass classes

A BURSCOUGH-BASED craftsman is offering workshops in traditional stained glass making.

Corrie star Andrew Lancel is cleared of sex offences

FORMER Coronation Street star Andrew Lancel has asked for time to spend with his family after being cleared of sex offences.

Latest news and reports from Rufford Cricket Club

RUFFORD Cricket Club’s title challenge continued on Saturday as they hosted a Chorley St James side full of confidence after beating high-fliers Hindley St Peter’s last week.

Rufford CC lose leadership of Premier Division after draw with Hindley St Peter’s CC

RUFFORD started the day as Premier Division leaders, but they had a tough task ahead of them in Hindley St Peter’s if they wanted to extend their stay at the league summit.

Search begins for Southport’s Got Talent 2013

SOUTHPORT’S original and best search for bright new talent is back!

Luke Holden cycles 128 miles to raise funds for Mawdesley Methodist Church

THREE friends from Mawdesley have cycled more than 120 miles to help raise funds for their local church.