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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.

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

Kitchen knife

Knife amnesty officially launched across West Lancashire

Five week weapon hand in runs until September 29

Liverpool Crown Court

Drug dealers jailed for supplying cocaine to be sold in Skelmersdale and West Lancashire

Zain Mussah and Paul Molloy played leading roles in large scale class A drugs conspiracy

Skelmersdale Men-aces hand over cheque to Aughton's Ben Jones

Team raised £1,000 for seven-year-old after 24-hour football tournament.

Skelmersdale schoolboy completes triathlon for Royal Marines charity

Charlie Worth, 15, completed the challenge last weekend in under three hours

Skelmersdale grandma stunned after ghoulish figure appears on photo

Sonia May, was trying to take a photo of the recent super moon when the spectre appeared

Skelmersdale Police plan arms amnesty as Operation Nemesis continues

Officers continue their efforts to disrupt criminal activity in the town

Free summer entry to all year round league

Skelmersdale 6 a side league goes from strength to strength

Skelmersdale Men-aces celebrate this year's achievements

Club held their presentation evening and met with one of their eldest fans

Skelmersdale Police's war on drugs and gangs continues

Further arrests made as officers step up neighbourhood patrols

Skelmersdale teenager left with a fractured skull after being attacked in Ormskirk

19-year-old was taken to Southport hospital following the attack on Saturday morning

Police release CCTV after 23-year-old assaulted in Ormskirk

Victim was left with a broken jaw following the attack on the corner of The Stiles car park

Mukuru sponsor Mitch for season

Mitch F.C First team announces new sponsors and details of Fun Day

Missing 8ft Skelmersdale Boa Constrictor causes social media storm

Story was picked up by national media as people posted on twitter and facebook

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