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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.

Decision time for Skelmersdale Concourse Shopping Centre plans

West Lancashire Borough Council's planning committee to decide on redevelopment scheme

Skelmersdale North by-election result: Landslide victory for Labour

Jenny Patterson is now the elected representative to West Lancashire Borough Council

St Modwen reveal cinema who will take lease in their plans for a new Skelmersdale high street

New CGI images are released for ambitious plans by the developer who are working with West Lancashire Borough Council

Whitemoss landfill expansion plans consultation extended

More than 500 protesters marched to oppose development, which could see hazardous waste disposal site expanded to four times its present size

Skelmersdale company suffers thousands of pounds worth of damage after burglary

Police appeal for witnesses after expensive pipes and cables are stolen from Turtle Wax

Skelmersdale Men-aces Santa Dash boosts Digmoor Foodbank this Christmas

In Pictures: The team don their festive finest for charity dash at Skelmersdale College

West Lancashire MP fights for Glenburn Sports College in Westminster debate

MP Rosie Cooper calls for a "pause" in the consultation process of the secondary school's closure

West Lancashire Borough Council's service opening times over Christmas and New Year

Full list of the opening times over the festive season for 2014 into 2015 across West Lancashire

Local NHS opening times during Christmas

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Opening times will change during festive period

Low cost gym planned for Pimbo Estate, Skelmersdale

Aspire gyms hope to renovate an existing office building

Skem North in boots appeal after teaming up with Sport4Charity

Skem North JFC supporting children in Senegal with Salif Diao

West Lancashire same sex civil partnerships can now convert to marriages after landmark ruling

Couples in West Lancashire should contact Lancashire County Council to make the change if they wish to

West Lancashire businesses celebrated as part of Small Business Saturday

Beauty salons, bridal stores and cleaning companies were among those featured

Skelmersdale workers collect hundreds of coats for the homeless this Christmas

Walkers factory donate winter clothes to Digmoor food bank to help people less fortunate this festive season

Skelmersdale man jailed for life after being found guilty of savage machete murder of neighbour

Kevin Saunderson will serve a minimum of 28 year before he can be released for murder of Dariusz Ryba.

Rosie Cooper takes Glenburn College fight to Westminster

West Lancashire Mp will host a parliamentary debate on the issue today

Job Centre logo. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Image

Skelmersdale Jobcentre to go digital

Jobcentre to undergo digital revolution

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Lancashire County Council to cut millions from the budget

The council has now asked for people's views on where to make savings

Team hopes to clean up Tawd Valley in Skelmersdale

Ormskirk Parkrun are backing the scheme alongside West Lancashire Council and Lancashire County Council

Skelmersdale sunbed company fined over £3,000 after providing faulty tubes to salon

ECS Leisure fitted the unsafe sunbed tubes in a Sunderland salon last year