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Skelmersdale is a town in West Lancashire. The town is known locally as Skem. Skelmersdale was designated a New Town in 1961, designed to house overspill population from the north Merseyside conurbation. Skelmersdale's town centre is made up of The Concourse Shopping Centre, colloquially known as The Conny.

X Factor star becomes ambassador for Twinkle House

Goldie Cheung wants to help raise the profile of the charity

Skelmersdale sailor collects national award on behalf of all Royal Navy apprentices

Matthew Stanton, 20, attended the award ceremony in Birmingham

West Lancashire's Stoptober was biggest success yet

Figures reveal that thousands have signed up to the campaign run by Public Health England

Skelmersdale Men-aces take on West Lancashire councillors

Teams played a charity match to raise money for SHINE

Ormskirk Christmas light switch on is set to be the biggest yet

Full details of times and festive fun for Friday, November 28

Five Skelmersdale men charged with drugs offences

Men are due in Preston Magistrates Court this morning following raids yesterday

Bishop of Liverpool, Paul Bayes, visits West Lancashire

Bishop Paul toured Edge Hill, a Skelmersdale church project and saw Ormskirk West End in training

Six Skelmersdale men arrested following drug raids

Raids come as operation to disrupt crime gangs  

Hundreds take to the Skelmersdale streets over Glenburn college's possible closure

MP Rosie Cooper joined pupils parents and staff on Saturday's march

Skelmersdale pensioner arrested for possessing indecent images of children

22 men arrested as part of a Lancashire Police crackdown on the sexual expolitation of children

Business is booming for Skelmersdale shoe seller

Hotter Shoes reports better revenues and profits as expansion helps drive the manufacturer

Lancashire PCC of Clive Grunshaw

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner approves new funding for young champions

Skemersdale youth group awarded £2k for its community project.

Jobs saved at Phones4U in Skelmersdale Concourse after Vodafone takeover

Shop reopens after top mobile phone company went into administration in September

Skem taxi driver jailed after 3kg cocaine found in his car

The dad-of-one was pulled over by police on Moore Rd, Skelmersdale with £280,000 worth of the class A drug next to a child seat

West Lancashire JSA claimants reduce by almost 50% in a year

Figures from the Department of Work and Pensions show huge reduction as local job centres report more job vacancies

Revealed: New pictures of the Skelmerdale Concourse Shopping Centre redevelopment

If given the green light be West Lancs Council development could see 695 seat cinema and new restaurants

Parents set to March to save Glenburn Sports College in Skelmersdale

Lancashire County Council start consultation process on the closure of Skem's secondary school

Drugs bust at home in Ormskirk lead to more arrests in cocaine network investigation

A woman and a man from Aughton as crackdown seizes £11 million punds worth of Class A drugs

Skelmersdale children enjoy a week of spooky activities

Glenburn Sports College hold half term Hallowe'en camp

Skelmersdale teenager left needing surgery after vicious attack

18-year-old was attacked as he walked his girlfriend home on Mischief Night