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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.

West Lancashire drug gang jailed for over 150 years

Six men were caged at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday for their part in the cocaine plot.

Mum of a young man who suffered brain injuries after being hit by a car speaks out

Calls for more awareness of pedestrians among drivers

Skelmersdale mum speaks of her heartache after her daughter is killed by her estranged husband

Mary Ann Shipstone was killed by her father Yasser Alromisse last Thursday

Man stabbed by gang outside Skelmersdale shop in broad daylight

The 29-year-old man was taken to hospital on Sunday morning

Farmaggedon: Are you brave enough?

Gallery of pictures show Britain's most terrifying experience is back for Hallowe'en 2014 and scarier than ever

Heroic baristas save a pensioner as he choked on a bacon buttie in a hospital cafe

Angus Reddington from Skem was attending a routine appointment with his wife he blacked out while choking on the sandwich

New firm breaking down the barriers in Ormskirk

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Mednostic Solutions is a family-run business which says it offers the UK’s first osteoporosis treatment of its kind, reported by Adam Payne

Skelmersdale cyclists take on Everest challenge for Clatterbridge

Best friends travel up Ashurst Beacon 98 times over 24 hour

Woman followed and punched through car window

Witnesses urged to come forward after the assault in Skelmersdale

Skem man charged with murdering his brother

Mark Lowe charged after police found body in a house on Sunday evening

Everton manager Roberto Martinez with the cast from my play "The Heart of Everton's Badge" during the switching on of the lights at Prince Rupert's Tower. The play comes to the Hope Theatre on Friday, September 26

Preparations underway for Nighthawks flight to the final

Coach Pennington discusses the season's tactics and their training road to the final

Revealed: Multi-million plan for Skelmersdale

Seven-screen cinema and improvements to the Concourse submitted to West Lancashire Borough Council

Ex-soldier jailed for bomb hoax at hospital

Traumatised by life in the Army, Samuel McDowall is given a year in prison for threats that led to an evacuation of patients and staff this summer


Skelmersdale man arrested on suspicion of murder

33-year-old died from blunt force head and neck trauma in a Southport home

Serial Skelmersdale fundraiser plans Liverpool to London trek

Andrew McMaster, 26, will undertake the challenge in November

LOOK: Memories of the end of the line: Southport to Preston line

We look back at the famous Southport to Preston rail link, 50 years after it closed, by Steve Craddock

'RAF leadership course is confidence booster'

One of the Maghull Squadron Air Cadets has completed a leadership course

30 year radical report puts West Lancashire rail in focus

Proposals include electrification of Ormskirk line, Burscough Curves and a new station for Skelmersdale

Nighthawks head for Britbowl and aim to tame Wolves

After beating Shropshire the Nighthawks take on Edinburgh in the final in Leeds