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Skelmersdale

Skelmersdale

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.

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Lancashire County Council want to cut millions from budget

£160 million worth of cuts proposed in addition to the £532m already delivered or approved

Masked gang rob group of friends as they walk through Skelmersdale

Smart phones and wallet robbed from trio of friends on a Sunday evening

Woman jailed for stealing new-laid front lawn

Maureen McKenna, 59, given three-months behind bars

Skelmersdale beauty crowned Lancashire pageant queen

Sophie Hart, 20, will now compete in the national final next month

Anger over 'cattle truck' trains U-turn

Ministers have said trains may be refurbished, rather than replaced, by Steve Craddock

Protect our babies from cot death

New figures show higher number of West Lancashire babies are dying from unexplained deaths than national average

Skelmersdale social club earmarked for demolition

Plans for 18 new homes have been sent to West Lancashire Borough Council

Police

Police appeal for information after man shot in Skelmersdale

22-year-old man was shot by a gang of youths

Top marks for Skelmersdale's brightest

Head girl and head boy make school proud with 33 GCSEs and three AS Levels

Nighthawks hoping to quash the Revolution in semis

JMO Sports Park to host semi finals this weekend

Teen robbed at knifepoint in broad daylight for smart phone

Young woman suffered cuts and bruises to her face after being knocked down by robber

LOOK: Crowds of thousands turn out for town's Motorfest

Stunning aerial pictures and amazing video show the success of the fourth annual festival

New tenant moves into Investment Centre

Specsavers take two large suites in Skelmersdale in Council run centre

Joy at dental plans rethink

Campaigners are confident the long-term future has been secured for Maghull Dental services

Motorfest roars into Ormskirk town centre

Thousands of people are expected to descend on the market town

Nighthawks happy to touchdown in Skem

JMO Sports Park to be used for home games in 2015

Brave little Millie-Rose Heaton laid to rest next to grandad and great-grandma

Plans for memorial park in Millie's name get underway

Skelmersdale drug gang jailed for 23 years for the supply of cannabis

In total 16 members of the gang were jailed for their operations in 2013

Teenagers sought after man was threatened and told to get off his bike

Man left 'shaken' and felt intimidated by youths

Rosie Cooper MP discusses care crisis with Skelmersdale Senior Citizens Association

Social care and support on the agenda for West Lancs MP