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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.

"A Masterplan of broken promises" - says council leader

Cllr David Westley slams Lancashire County Council's Highways and Transport Masterplan

Shock over consultation of Glenburn School closure

Parents 'disgusted' by proposals

Young people in Skelmersdale help to brighten the town

Our subways are given a revamp

Weather warnings for West Lancashire as Hurricane Gonzalo hits the UK

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Conservatives announce their MP candidate for 2015

Cllr Paul Greenall was chosen at a meeting on Saturday morning

Plans rolled out across West Lancashire to tackle mischief night

Last year riots broke out on the Digmoor estate with wheelie bins set on fire

Burscough salon owner's 'Bronzie' impresses TV stars

Leanne LeGuen's creation has been used by Strictly Come Dancing stars

Skelmersdale woman appears in court after arson attempt

Patricia Gormley, 52, appeared in Ormskirk Magistrates on October 10

Burscough Curves project will still move forward despite government rail scheme ban

Burscough Curves put back on Transport Masterplan

But both West Lancashire Council and Sefton's Lib Dems call for a more detailed study

Light at the end of the tunnel for Skelmersdale railway hopes

Lancashire County Council's Transport Masterplan sets out it's vision for Skelmersdale to become a regional hub

Councillor calls for recycle powers to be given to West Lancs Council

Cllr Greenall wants to make it easier for people to recycle

West Lancs Council group on Skelmersdale Vision put on hold?

Group set up to look at why town centre plans have not happened could be shelved for another month

Skelmersdale councillor vows to save Southport Hospital's breast care services

550 people have already signed the petition set up by Cllr Liz Savage

Hivehaus expands after being granted thousands of pounds

Honeycomb homes appeared on George Clarke's amazing spaces

West Lancashire's first ever Scarecrow Festival

Lydiate mum is hoping to reach her target for a memorial for her daughter

Skelmersdale actor set to star in Coronation street

Michael Hindley, 21, plays alongside lead characters in an explosive storyline


Skelmersdale woman arrested on suspicion of arson

52-year-old was rescued from a flat on Beechtrees at 10pm Wednesday night

Concourse bosses urge Skelmersdale community to back multi-million pound renovation

Bosses are "disappointed" by St Modwen rival proposal


Skelmersdale dad stabbed in his own back garden

Paul, 28, praises the community for their support following the attack

Skelmersdale skeptical over St Modwen high street plans

Developer hopes to submit application to West Lancashire Borough Council soon