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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.

Tributes paid to Skelmersdale Takeaway owners after they were killed in M65 crash

Mohammed Iqbal and Mazafer Iqbal lost their lives on Saturday morning

Derby Arms beat We Kick Ball to go top

Derby top the table

Latest news from Skelmersdale 6 a side league

Detective Inspector determined to rid Skelmersdale of gangs

Several arrests made relating to drugs and assaults under Operation Nemesis

Police appeal after reports of a man touching himself inappropriately

White man in his 20s seen driving around Aughton in a silver hatchback

Police appeal for information after burglars target widower

Thieves stole sentimental jewellery, including engagement rings

Skelmersdale swimmers raise over £5,000 for genetic charity

Funds will go towards Joseph's Goal, inspired by Joseph Kendrick

Skelmersdale fundraisers face double tragedy as second member of team dies

Team from Hotter shoes lose second work colleague to brain tumour

Skelmersdale schoolchildren back the campaign for Millie's memorial park

Pupils across the area host fundraising events and make posters

Skelmersdale police make arrests and seize drugs in crime crackdown

Operation Nemesis has taken place over eight weeks

Thugs who chased man like 'pack of wolves' and stabbed him in the lung jailed

Harris Vinten, Lewis Vinten, Christopher Graham and a 17-year-old pleaded guilty to chasing a man and threatening to “cut him up”.

Skelmersdale residents angry as Whitemoss hearings postponed

Sudden decision to cancel meetings has caused major inconvenience

Ormskirk hit the rest for six in inaugural Under-13s schools tournament

Skelmersdale Cricket Club hosts inter school tournament

Suspected paedophiles arrested in national crackdown

Suspected Lancashire paedophiles held in nationwide swoop

Police arrest 16 people after working with National Crime Agency on child sex investigation

Hunt for Skelmersdale robber suspect

Lancashire Police try to trace Liverpool man wanted in connection with a robbery in Skelmerdale

Council reveal new CCTV locations in West Lancashire

Burscough, Tarleton, Downholland and Scarisbrick to get new surveillance cameras

Travellers park up on Aughton fields

Caravans arrived on Sunday evening to the dismay of residents

"I wish would we could have had a little longer with her" - words of a heart-broken mother

Campaign for memorial playground for Millie Rose Heaton

Fun in the sun as Skem present feast of football

125 football teams descend on Glenburn Sports College

WATCH: Heartbreaking memorial video of Millie Rose Heaton

Three-year-old died just days after her birthday

Council CCTV catches crooks on camera

Hundreds of arrests made across the borough thanks to the council's 95 surveillance cameras