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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.

Shots fired at Skelmersdale house in "targeted attack"

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the attack on Saturday night

Schoolboy speaks out against Whitemoss Landfill

Public hearings have now ended, now the wait for the answer

Skelmersdale girl attacked with cricket bat for her art homework

Police investigate unprovoked attack and appeal for witnesses

West Lancashire to join Liverpool Combined Authority

Cllrs say it will boost relationship with Merseyside and improve job prospects

Men-Aces sink St Helens

Skem Men-aces triumph over new St Helens team

Skelmersdale actor thrilled to be asked back onto Coronation Street

Michael Hindley is shooting scenes which will be shown over Christmas

Dedicated police dogs remembered with new memorial

Names of all the brave Lancashire dogs will be added to the stone

Tributes to a kind, fun and generous man.

Minutes silence held for Cllr Barry Nolan who passed away last week

Nine-year-old takes on fight against hazardous landfill site

Daniel Wilde will speak at Whitemoss hearings on behalf of the children of Skelmersdale

"A Masterplan of broken promises" - says council leader

Cllr David Westley slams Lancashire County Council's Highways and Transport Masterplan

Shock over consultation of Glenburn School closure

Parents 'disgusted' by proposals

Six a side starting up in Skem

Team places still available

Young people in Skelmersdale help to brighten the town

Our subways are given a revamp

Weather warnings for West Lancashire as Hurricane Gonzalo hits the UK

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Conservatives announce their MP candidate for 2015

Cllr Paul Greenall was chosen at a meeting on Saturday morning

Plans rolled out across West Lancashire to tackle mischief night

Last year riots broke out on the Digmoor estate with wheelie bins set on fire

Burscough salon owner's 'Bronzie' impresses TV stars

Leanne LeGuen's creation has been used by Strictly Come Dancing stars

Skelmersdale woman appears in court after arson attempt

Patricia Gormley, 52, appeared in Ormskirk Magistrates on October 10

Burscough Curves project will still move forward despite government rail scheme ban

Burscough Curves put back on Transport Masterplan

But both West Lancashire Council and Sefton's Lib Dems call for a more detailed study